DEATH TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER!

11/29/2013

11-28-2013 4-50-41 PMBy Olddog,

I proudly admit that the 11 27 13 posts The Americans Project MG Vallely BG Jones on http://atomic-temporary-19493231.wpcomstaging.com and The Standard Bearer for theConservancy of the Constitution  on https://anationbeguiled.wordpress.com  was a rabbit squealer. That’s a varmint hunter’s device that mimics the sound of a rabbit squealing in pain that coyotes and foxes cannot resist. You should have known by their website that they are just old neoconservative authoritarians that are pissed off about so many officers getting kicked out of service. The neocons are using the story as bait, as globalists they want any officers that might honor their oaths to be removed, which gives them the justification to attack OBUMA, who they otherwise ignore. Let me quote a reply from a real knowledgeable patriot that immediately replied to me thinking I had slipped a gear.

(Jefferson’s Voice) I just looked over the Stand Up America website and confirmed my suspicion that they are running a limited hangouts and disinformation operation.

An obvious giveaway is that despite their claim of being “an intelligence gathering and analyzing group”, they aren’t reporting on the extensive erosion of our 4th Amendment rights through the NSA and TSA and the steady militarization of the police. Nor would they ever highlight perhaps the most egregious act of betrayal, the NDAA’s evisceration of habeas corpus – the foundation of a free and civilized society, without it, all the other constitutional protections are dead!

They also don’t seem particularly interested in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and world government (technocracy). They are fixated on the faux boogeyman Iran – this is a running neoconservative operation [to distract from the fleecing of Americans and treasonous acts committed by government officials.  

This is even more counterproductive/damaging, than the kind reporting at the gatekeeper Infowars. We need intelligent patriots to provide the antidote. There is very little time left.”

(Olddog) By comparing the number of hits on both sites to the average number of hits when I post informative articles on how America is being destroyed, it is apparent, as I suspected, and your replies confirmed, many folks out there are still under the impression that we have a Constitutional government, that is just not doing what they should. Nothing could be further from the truth, and there are no heroes coming to our rescue.

The people running our government are under the absolute control of the people who control the rest of the world’s governments. The international Banking Cartel, through various people, Corporations, and Organizations! Also, regardless of whether they use China to do it or the Federal Reserve, when they take down the DOLLAR, the rest of the dominoes will fall with it. They are using hundreds of different events to acclimate the people into accepting defeat, and if that doesn’t work fast enough to suit them, they will start the third world war and decimate America.

(Jefferson’s Voice) is right, there is very little time left, and the real reason they have come this far is because of our infatuation with heroes and a lifestyle of entertainment, instead of a thorough knowledge of our original founders intent; (self government by a well informed citizenry demanding freedom from oppressive governance.) A Nation of individuals whose unalienable rights are codified and protected, so they may live freely and thrive in a constitutional republic with limited government.

Now, we have a Nation of people who despise one another because half want the other half to take care of them. The majority is woefully dumbed down, childlike, and cannot discipline themselves to be responsible for their own intellectual development. Dancing With The Stars, anyone????

The reality is those of you who read the above mentioned articles with hope and expectations of a hero materializing to save your dream life are misguided, as to what is wrong with America. It’s the people stupid!!! Those real heroes who have stood up to protect and defend our nation have been marginalized, shunned and bankrupted, incarcerated, and sacrificed on the altar of power and greed. More often than not, they stand alone and when they are removed, rather than sparking an outrage, the public tends to go back to sleep.

There is no hero coming to save America, and if by some miracle we survive, it will be because the majority of you have burned the candle at both ends until you understand where we really are, who brought us here, and become enraged enough to commit yourself body and soul to stop the process of subjugation, and most important of all, become competent at instructing others on how to comprehend what’s really going on. America desperately needs fifty million informed citizens.

Mr. Valley may, or may not, have some plans to step in the running for President, and my guess is he will. Don’t let him fool you into believing someone can turn America around in a government position, it can’t be done so long as the bankers have complete control of the rest of government. How do you think Bush, and OBUMA, got there? No single man can stop a freight train from coasting down a steep mountain. The end of America is at hand, and millions are going to die, so our attention should be on constructing an army of informed civilian patriots. I firmly believe our energies are better spent engaging in local and national battles to defend the bill of rights, like the second amendment. Did you notice how the gun grabbers‘ tactics backfired and woke up many gun owners? A great example is Colorado! And, organizing state militias as a vehicle for education and second amendment protection. Speaking of militias, every freedom loving American should go to http://www.newswithviews.com/Vieira/edwin254.htm and learn of Dr. Vieira’s research on a Constitutional Militia. What the media traitors have fed you is pure gunk. The Sword and Sovereignty is now available exclusively through amazon.com , and every American should own a copy.

Guerrilla warfare, such as the very effective methods used in Afghanistan may someday be the only way to survive, but for now guerrilla blogging, by an army of informed citizens is a more effective strategy, as many thousands of citizens have proven, and the government is hell bent on eliminating.

Getting back to Mr. Valley and his “Stand Up America” website, he is playing on your emotional based views that have been carefully constructed by the media industry and public education, so don’t be fooled into being involved with another -“We can save America by restoring our constitution,”      – movement, or falling for another more elaborate version of the –  left vs. right political paradigm.- Instead, focus like a laser on the methods the global elites have been using to capture our government, institutions, and our minds, to create their totalitarian global TECHNOCRACY. “NEW WORLD ORDER.”

Remember, it is our God Given Right to throw off a tyrannical government and construct a better one, in what ever way we can. Knowledge is the most deadly weapon ever used on tyrants.   

 Olddog is hell bent on living free, or dying in the attempt.

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The Standard Bearer for the Conservancy of the Constitution

11/27/2013

http://www.standupamericaus.org/about-sua/

 About Who We Are:

 The Stand Up America, US Project (SUA), was founded in 2005 by MG Paul E. Vallely, US Army (Ret), as a multi-media organization that involves publishing, radio, television, speaking engagements, web site, writing articles for publication as well as books. This site is meant as a resource for education, based upon the values and principles set forth by our founding fathers. It is our goal to inform, clarify, and speak truth to power. We are a network of patriotic Americans from all walks of life including former members of the military, former federal, state, and local employees of government, analysts, writers, world leaders, and our group extends across the globe.

SUA is also an intelligence gathering and analyzing group that is and has briefed our government leadership on all manners of international interest, terrorism, and anything that affects the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of our citizenry and way of life. SUA has briefed the FBI, Congress, law enforcement, and many other agencies. All our work is based on the following conservative values, and principals:

  • The United States of America’s CONSTITUTION – The intent of our Founding Fathers;
  • American Exceptionalism, and the grand experiment of representative republicanism;
  • Upholding all our 1st Amendment Rights;
  • Upholding all our 2nd Amendment Rights;
  • Upholding all our 10th Amendment Rights;
  • The Rule-of-Law, not of man or men, nor cult of personality;
  • Strong National Defense and Secure Borders;
  • National  and State Sovereignty;
  • Capitalism and Western economic values;
  • A safe and secure Israel;
  • Supporting Our Uniformed Services and Veterans;
  • Individual Liberties and Personal Responsibility;
  • Fiscally-Responsible, Limited Government;
  • Reclaiming our Republic and returning to the original intent of the Constitution, and more!

Mission Statement

Stand Up America US  was created to be an educational forum based upon the values and principles that our founding fathers intended for the creation of the greatest form of government ever conceived and implemented. Based upon the convictions set forth in the Declaration of Independence, the creation of the Constitution, and the rights endowed by our creator, basing our future on such things as the Federalist Papers, The Law Of Nations, and the common sense of governing a Representative Republic.

Helping recover and preserve the great and exceptional American Experiment, as a beacon of hope for the rest of the world to aspire to, and to be governed at the consent of the people, by the people, and for the people is the mission of SUA. It is our goal to help to recover our founding principles, and to right our ship of state to these most fundamental and ingeniously created foundations.

Uniform Disclosure Statement

Stand up America is a Washington, DC 501 C (4) not for profit, non partisan organization. Contributions or gifts to Stand Up America are not tax-deductible. Funds contributed to Stand Up America will not be used to support or oppose any candidate for state or federal office and Stand Up America does not support or oppose any political party. Stand Up America is a public policy research organization formed (and existing) for the purpose of promoting discussion of the principles found in the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence and application of these principles to present public policy issues.

After one of them called for the “forced Resignation” of President Obama and congressional leaders in response to multiple grievances, including the alleged political purge of hundreds of senior military officers, two retired U.S. generals are creating a citizens’ commission to scrutinize Obama administration actions on national security and economic issues.

11-27-2013 10-35-46 AM“America’s Provisional Leadership Council” will look at major concerns, as outlined by Army Gen. Paul E. Vallely and Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles Jones, in an eight-point paper titled “The Americans Project.”

Vallely told WND he sees The Americans Project as a “citizens’ commission” of prominent Americans to provide advice to legislative and executive branches of government.

America’s leaders, he said, will be “held to high standards of performance to solve the nation’s problems of governing. We will scrutinize and provide guidance to federally elected officials on behalf of the citizens.”

The Americans Project, Vallely added, is a “movement, not a new party necessarily. We want candidates to run as Americans first before being a Democrat, Republican or Independent.”

Vallely, who today is chairman of the organization Stand Up America, served as the deputy commanding general of Pacific Command.

Jones, who is vice chairman of The Americans Project of Stand Up America, held numerous Air Force command positions including a tactical fighter wing, a strategic airlift wing and a special operations group.

In calling for the forced resignations of Obama and the leadership of Congress, Vallely outlined suggestions for nationwide rallies and said a peaceful “civil uprising is still not out of question.”

The current crop of leaders, he said, must face a “demand resignation” process, which he explained requires massive grassroots protests and social networking which he envisions can be undertaken through his organization. And example of a “forced resignation,” he said, was that of President Richard Nixon.

“Our federal government continues down the path of destroying America,” Vallely said. “Americans must now stand up and put America back on the right track.”

Workable solution

Vallely and Jones in their paper say “The Americans” leadership has developed workable solutions to “help solve and fix what has without question stunted our nation’s ability to clearly, legally and peacefully function as a constitutional republic.”

“Honest, selfless political leadership is the first key to America’s economic and debt recovery and secure future for all citizens and their children,” they say. “That means voters must band together and vote for positive ‘America first’ leadership rather than self-serving greed and corruption within the two major political parties that have for decades and are now rapidly tearing the United States of America apart.”

In their paper, Vallely and Jones call for adherence to the Constitution with strict congressional oversight of all executive actions.

In an apparent reference to the cutback in overall U.S. military readiness, they call for a strong national defense but stipulate that “in no way” would the U.S. military ever be used against U.S. citizens, a reference to a growing concern among many Americans.

The paper decried the historic $17 trillion government debt, concerns over continued unemployment and excessive tax rates on businesses and citizens.

Their solutions? Vallely and Jones call for abolishing the Federal Reserve and the Internal Revenue Service system, the intended result of which would be that “all political plundering of the peoples’ wealth via taxation will be stopped.”

In abolishing the Federal Reserve System, all U.S. government financial and economic functions would be turned back to the U.S. Treasury.

The IRS would be immediately abolished and replaced by a sales tax on specified items for partial financing of the U.S. government.

The retired generals condemned the illegal alien “invasion,” which they said would be stopped with a secured border double fence, calling for penalties on employers who hire illegal aliens.

“There will be absolutely no jobs, no social services, no welfare nor medical services allowed to be provided to illegal alien invaders,” they say, with the exception of emergency medical care only until the illegals can be deported.

“American jobs are for U.S. citizens, returning military veterans, part-time high school students and the elderly,” they said. “When U.S. employers cannot find workers and can fully justify seeking foreign workers, government permission will be granted for hiring temporary foreign workers.”

Eliminating agencies

They also called for the elimination and consolidation of a number of federal agencies, some of which, like the Department of Homeland Security, they say, have exceeded their authority.

“The DHS with functions for national security and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for emergencies have both grown far beyond the intentions of reasonable and responsible leadership control, budgeting, manpower, equipment and facilities,” they say.

“Deceptive political intentions for the potential use of facilities, weapons, massive purchases of ammunition plus military-type vehicles and railroad cars are greatly objectionable to American citizens and an insult to the economic deficit of the nation,” they said.

DHS jobs could be given to the Department of Defense and the Interior Department, they claim. And FEMA would be recast as the National Emergency Agency with a reduction in manpower and merged into the Interior Department to be deployed during national emergencies.

“All weapons, munitions and military-type vehicles will be transferred to the DOD immediately,” they add.

They’d get rid of the Department of Energy and, no surprise, repeal Obamacare.

“It is critically important for American citizens to know and understand that the United States of America cannot recover from the unsustainable manmade national debt crises unless satisfactory employment is archived for a majority of U.S. citizens and that requires the existing income tax and Federal Reserve Systems to be abolished, then changed to a greatly reduced method of funding the federal government,” they said.

With the elimination of the income tax, businesses and corporations would return to the U.S., making manufacturing more competitive worldwide, with jobs emerging “in great numbers” and resulting in a booming economy.

Destructing ‘before our very eyes’

Vallely told WND the nation he long defended is self-destructing “before our very eyes,” because of “our inept and incompetent leadership in Washington.”

“The battle is on,” he added, “and we shall not retreat.”

Vallely, who has also served as a Fox News military analyst, claimed the Obama administration and leadership of Congress have been leading the nation down a road of “progressive socialism.”

The retired general said the U.S. faces a battle that is unknown to generations of Americans, and that the fate of the nation is “now in our hands” to enforce the Constitution and “severely limit the federal government and its out-of-control spending.”

Vallely added that “politics as usual will not be effective or sufficient enough to turn the country around.”

“We are in a war for America,” he told WND, adding that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Dr. Ben Carson, the noted brain surgeon and author of “America the Beautiful” and other bestselling books have made similar observations.

“A civil uprising is still not out of the question as ‘pain’ grips the country more each day,” Vallely said, adding that there is time to change the country in a peaceful way.

‘This means raising your voice now’

“This means raising your voice now to your neighbors, family, co-workers and friends,” he said. “Be the captains of your souls. I pray for another George Washington to appear within the year and lead us.”

One of the issues that alarms Vallely is the high number of senior officers in the U.S. military who have been fired under the Obama administration, a toll estimated at one officer per week. Indeed, Vallely has been very outspoken on what he calls a “purge” of the U.S. military by the Obama administration – with a stunning nine generals and flag officers relieved of duty this year alone.

WND has been reporting on the surge of firings, suspensions and dismissals, for which Vallely has assigned a good portion of the blame to Obama’s close adviser, Valerie Jarrett. Rampant “political correctness” due to her influence, Vallely tells WND, is now permeating the military and negatively affecting everyone from top generals to the ranks of the enlisted.

According to Vallely, Obama is “intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing the U.S. as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”

Vallely equated the current treatment of U.S. senior military officers watching over what is said and done among mid-level officers and enlisted ranks to that of the “political commissars from the Communist era.”

He also told WND that the White House won’t investigate its own officials, but finds it easy to fire military commanders “who have given their lives for their country.”

‘Bought into Obama’s ideology’

“Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into Obama’s ideology,” Vallely said. “The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into Fast and Furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. … Anyone in the ranks who speaks out is being purged.”

He’s far from alone in his concerns about the military purge, as J.D. Gordon, a retired Navy commander and a former Pentagon spokesman in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, says the Obama administration is rushing to unload senior officers whom he believes have become “political pawns” dismissed for questionable reasons.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, a recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, similarly has told WND that Obama needs to apply the same standards to his political appointees as he does to the military.

“Just when you thought the leadership of this government could not get any worse, it does,” Brady said. “Never in history has an administration spawned another scandal to cover the current one.”

This was a reference to the recent firing of a number of generals to mask “Obama’s serial scandals, all prefaced by lies – Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA, IRS,” among others, said Brady, former president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was a founding member of Delta Force and later deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush, tells WND it is worrying that four-star generals are being retired at the rate that has occurred under Obama.

“Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause,” Boykin said. “I believe there is a purging of the military. The problem is worse than we have ever seen.”

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Technocracy And The Making of China

11/26/2013

http://www.augustforecast.com/2013/05/22/technocracy-and-the-making-of-china/

By Patrick Wood

Find­ings & Fore­casts 05/22/2013

It was no mis­take of his­tory that China trans­formed from a Com­mu­nist dic­ta­tor­ship into a neo-authoritarian Technocracy.

In this regard, the influ­ence of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion, its mem­bers and poli­cies on the world stage can hardly be quan­ti­fied. The Com­mis­sion, founded by David Rock­e­feller and Zbig­niew Brzezinski in 1973, drew mem­ber­ship from North America, Europe and Japan. Out of approx­i­mately 300 mem­bers, only 86 were orig­i­nally from the United States, and yet they cor­po­rately devised and pushed poli­cies that suited the entire mem­ber­ship, and did so under a vir­tual cloak of invis­i­bility that lasts even into 2013.

Today, we reap the “ben­e­fits” of Tri­lat­eral manip­u­la­tion. The Euro­pean economy is trashed, Japan’s economy is still smol­dering from the mid-1990′s and the U.S. is much worse off today than in the late 1960′s. But, the polit­ical sys­tems of these coun­tries are not much better off than their economies. The fruit of decay in the United States is painfully evi­dent with a frac­tured and con­tentious politic that defies rec­on­cil­i­a­tion on even the most minor issues.

My friends at Coali­tion for a Pros­perous America and Economy in Crisis, among others, are working hard to offset messed-up trade poli­cies that put Amer­ican industry in the toilet over the last 30 years. As long as we have some freedom of speech left, orga­ni­za­tions like these are a wel­come voice, even if they are shouted down by the global free-trade cartel.

How­ever, people need to know where and how this all started, and who was respon­sible for it. Only by under­standing the gen­esis of glob­al­iza­tion can modern eco­nomics, pol­i­tics and social trends be under­stood. Can anyone say, “Pin the tail on the donkey?”

Thirty-five years ago, in the November 1978 and April 1979 issues of Tri­lat­eral Observer, Antony C. Sutton and myself wrote the fol­lowing analysis on China. We warned of the dis­as­trous effects that would result if these poli­cies moved for­ward, and we thor­oughly exposed the mem­bers of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion who were almost solely respon­sible for China’s ascendant rise as a world power. That no one lis­tened at the time is self-evident, because nothing changed and no one resisted. (For clar­i­fi­ca­tion, names of Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion mem­bers are in bold type.)

Tri­lat­eral China Policy

The policy of “nor­mal­iza­tion” of rela­tions with Com­mu­nist China – in effect a pro­gram to build China tech­no­log­i­cally into a super power – was imple­mented by Zbig­niew Brzezinski.

A high ranking Admin­is­tra­tion source is reported as saying: “This was Zbig’s baby more than anyone else’s.:

From out­side the White House (from a top policy maker who gen­er­ally sides with Cyrus Vance):

“Zbig is really riding high now. He had the cen­tral role behind the scenes, and he was all alone in the press play. I’m told the Pres­i­dent thinks Zbig did 99 per­cent of the work on China.”

More likely, how­ever, the China policy was for­mu­lated and imple­mented by a Tri­lat­er­alist troika: Jimmy CarterCyrus Vance and Brzezinski. And this policy was only a con­tin­u­a­tion of a policy begun under a “Repub­lican” Admin­is­tra­tion, that of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, another Trilateralist.

The heady effect that these vast policy making exer­cises have on these men, almost an infan­tile reac­tion, is well reported in the Wash­ington Post on Feb­ruary 8, 1979 with the head­line, China Policy: A Born-Again Brzezinski, describing how Brzezinski excit­edly describes his meeting with Teng [aka Deng Xiaoping]:

FEBURARY 1979 — The eyes sparkle with excite­ment even days later. The arms erupt in sudden sweeping ges­tures when he talks about it. And that causes the photos — about a dozen of them — to fly out of Zbig­niew Brzezinski’s hands and scatter over the floor of his office as he is speaking.

 ”Here’s Cy… and here I am… and there is Teng right between us…. “

 Brzezinski is talking in that quick. clipped, excited style that is his way, and he is pointing at one photo that remains in his hand while he bends to scoop up the rest, talking all the while.

 ”It’s amazing, when you think of it. The leader of a bil­lion people — having dinner in my house just two hours after he arrived in this country!

 ”I mean, it really is rather amazing!”

Zbig­niew Brzezinski (left) and Deng Xiaoping (right) – 1979

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Tri­lat­er­al­ists And The China Trade

An example of the influ­ence of a mere handful of Tri­lat­er­al­ists in cre­ating self-serving poli­cies many thou­sands of miles from the United States, can be illus­trated by a recent con­fer­ence in Japan.

In early Feb­ruary 1979 a sym­po­sium on the China Trade was spon­sored by the Japanese news­paper Nihon Keizai. The few speakers were mainly Tri­lat­er­al­ists, and the Tri­lat­erals agreed with one another’s pro­posals thus cre­ating a power bloc. Reporting in the U.S., the Wash­ington Post (Feb­ruary 9, 1979) cited only Tri­lat­er­alist speakers.

The key Japanese speaker was Tri­lat­er­alist Kiichiro Kitaura, Chairman of Numuru Secu­ri­ties Com­pany, Ltd.

What were Kitaura’s pro­posals? They were:

  • Inter­na­tion­alize the yen
  • Con­sul­ta­tions and coop­er­a­tion between Japanese and Amer­ican busi­nessmen on ways to pen­e­trate the Chi­nese market
  • “Blending” Japanese and Amer­ican technology

Of course, Kitaura thor­oughly agreed with fellow Tri­lat­er­alist Philip Trezise (from Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion) that Japan’s large cur­rent account sur­plus should be invested abroad and not in Japan. Trezise was backed by another Amer­ican Tri­lat­er­alist, Peter G. Peterson, Chairman of Lehman Brothers, Kuhn Loeb, Inc., who, like Kitaura, urged more Japanese trade.

In brief, this impor­tant con­fer­ence was dom­i­nated by Tri­lat­er­alist thinking, and that was the only thinking reported, yet on the sur­face the Tri­lat­eral link is not apparent to the lay reader.

 Tri­lat­eral Buildup of Com­mu­nist China

Tri­lat­erals pro­pose to build up Com­mu­nist China. Tri­lat­er­alist policy is clear cut. The West must aid the con­struc­tion of Com­mu­nist China: this is expressed in An Overview of East-West Rela­tions (Tri­angle Paper No. 15, p. 57) as follows:

“To grant China favor­able con­di­tions in eco­nomic rela­tions is def­i­nitely in the polit­ical interest of the West” adding “…there seems to exist suf­fi­cient ways for aiding China in accept­able forms with advanced civilian technology.”

Tri­angle paper 15 also adds:

“The sit­u­a­tion is dif­ferent… where arms sup­plies or advanced mil­i­tary tech­nolo­gies are con­cerned, except for types of equip­ment that by their nature serve purely defen­sive pur­poses.” (p. 58)

In fact, as we shall see later, Tri­lat­eral firms have exported even advanced mil­i­tary tech­nology to Com­mu­nist China.

Fur­ther, as part of one world, Trilateralist see an ulti­mate merging of free enter­prise Taiwan with the Com­mu­nist main­land. Even more remark­able, the paper envis­ages that Com­mu­nist China will return to an expan­sionist aggres­sive policy under two conditions:

  1. as Com­mu­nist China “gets stronger,”
  2. if rela­tions with the Soviets are “normalized.”

The paper adds, “already now, the activity of Com­mu­nist Guer­rillas in Thai­land and Malaysia, linked to each other and looking to China, per­sists and even seem to be on the increase.” (page 59)

So far as Com­mu­nist China is con­cerned, we may con­clude that Trilaterals:

  • Want to build Com­mu­nist China into a mil­i­tary superpower,
  • wish to do this with the full and clear under­standing that China will likely resume its expan­sionist course in the Far East, and
  • are willing to sub­si­dize guer­rilla activ­i­ties sin Thai­land and Malaysia (much of the “civilian tech­nology” cur­rently being trans­ferred has use­ful­ness for guer­rilla warfare.)

Tech­noc­racy Recognized

The transfer of tech­nology was a key aspect of early Tri­lat­eral policy. Admit­tedly, their stated goal of “fos­tering a New Inter­na­tional Eco­nomic Order” was not fully under­stood in 1978 – 79. How­ever, by June 2001, at least one writer for Time Mag­a­zine (con­nected with the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion, by the way) got it per­fectly in Made in China: The Revenge of the Nerds:  China had been con­verted into a Tech­noc­racy! According to the author, Kaiser Kuo:

The nerds are run­ning the show in today’s China. In the twenty years since Deng Xiaoping’s [Ed. Note: count back­ward to 1978 – 79] reforms kicked in, the com­po­si­tion of the Chi­nese lead­er­ship has shifted markedly in favor of tech­nocrats. …It’s no exag­ger­a­tion to describe the cur­rent regime as a tech­noc­racy.

After the Maoist mad­ness abated and Deng Xiaoping inau­gu­rated the opening and reforms that began in late 1978, sci­en­tific and tech­nical intel­lec­tuals were among the first to be reha­bil­i­tated. Real­izing that they were the key to the Four Mod­ern­iza­tions embraced by the reformers, con­certed efforts were made to bring the “experts” back into the fold.

During the 1980s, tech­noc­racy as a con­cept was much talked about, espe­cially in the con­text of so-called “Neo-Authoritarianism” — the prin­ciple at the heart of the “Asian Devel­op­mental Model” that South Korea, Sin­ga­pore, and Taiwan had pur­sued with apparent suc­cess. The basic beliefs and assump­tions of the tech­nocrats were laid out quite plainly: Social and eco­nomic prob­lems were akin to engi­neering prob­lems and could be under­stood, addressed, and even­tu­ally solved as such.

The open hos­tility to reli­gion that Bei­jing exhibits at times — most notably in its obses­sive drive to stamp out the “evil cult” of Falun Gong — has pre-Marxist roots. Sci­en­tism under­lies the post-Mao tech­noc­racy, and it is the ortho­doxy against which here­sies are mea­sured. [Emphasis added]

Thus, during the 1980′s Tech­noc­racy (and sci­en­tism) took deep root not only in China, but also in South Korea, Sin­ga­pore and Taiwan. Sim­ilar gains were seen in Europe during the 1990′s and in the United States since 1973.  The Tri­lat­eral Commission’s utopian “New Inter­na­tional Eco­nomic Order” is Tech­noc­racy, and China was the first modern exper­i­ment and trans­for­ma­tion. And, why not China? Dealing with a single Com­mu­nist dic­tator was a lot easier than dealing with a par­lia­ment, con­gress or senate in more demo­c­ratic nations.  The so-called “Neo-Authoritarianism” men­tioned above is ample evi­dence that the cham­pions of Tech­noc­racy knew full-well that it would be easier to trans­form an already author­i­tarian nation into neo-authoritarianism one; in fact, as far back as 1932, orig­inal mem­bers of Tech­noc­racy, Inc. in the U.S. called for a dic­ta­tor­ship in the U.S. in order to imple­ment Technocracy.

This is the rest of the story, of which I was a keen observer at the time. What I lacked in edu­ca­tion and aca­d­emic dis­ci­pline was amply shored up by the con­sum­mate researcher and scholar, Antony Sutton, who was a pro­fessor of eco­nomics and a research fellow at Stanford’s pres­ti­gious Hoover Insti­tu­tion for War Peace and Rev­o­lu­tion in Cal­i­fornia. Sutton is widely rec­og­nized as most detailed and pro­lific writer in the 20th cen­tury on the transfer of tech­nology from the West to the East.

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OLDDOGS COMMENTS

YES, it took me a long time to recognize the key to understanding what and how America was defeated, and that is because it is more of a combination than a key. If it is narrowed down to a title, that would be ”Trilateralism” “ The political and economic policy of encouraging friendly relations among three nations or regions, especially the United States, Western Europe, and Japan, or North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.” Or “three three-sided relations or discussions between nations, areas, or groups.  BUT, what was their real objective? Who were they, and what was needed to obtain their ultimate objective? These and many more questions will be answered in the material you will find on this site in the future. It is not enough to know your life has been changed intentionally by people you never heard of. You also need to know how and why they have done so.

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How the looming bitcoin crash will be exploited by globalists to outlaw decentralized crypto currencies

11/25/2013

more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039850_bitcoin_bubble_crash_globalists.html#ixzz2lf9thPfs

 

11-20-2013 9-02-20 AMBy Mike Adams

 (NaturalNews) There’s a bigger agenda happening with bitcoin that needs to be publicly stated, and this goes far beyond the issue of the financial harm that will be caused when the bitcoin bubble finally implodes.

Central banks hate bitcoin. They hate it because it doesn’t allow them to loot bank accounts (Cyprus) and control the movement of capital around the globe. Bitcoin, in fact, threatens the very foundation of monetary control that underlies all the corrupt governments of the world. As such, bitcoin is a huge threat to the status quo, making it an obvious target for the globalists to attempt to destroy. Central banks hate bitcoin. They hate it because it doesn’t allow them to loot bank accounts (Cyprus) and control the movement of capital around the globe. Bitcoin, in fact, threatens the very foundation of monetary control that underlies all the corrupt governments of the world. As such, bitcoin is a huge threat to the status quo, making it an obvious target for the globalists to attempt to destroy.

Discrediting bitcoin isn’t enough, however. To really be effective, they need to make bitcoin illegal.

The plot to criminalize bitcoin.

How do you criminalize bitcoin? The same way you get guns banned: Plan an attack, make sure lots of people get hurt, roll out all the victims in front of the cameras, then use the sob stories as moral justification to crack down with oppressive new laws.

This is the agenda being planned right now with bitcoin. The recipe works like this:

Step 1) Central banks buy up massive quantities of bitcoin currency, driving the prices into the stratosphere and encouraging millions of people around the world to jump on board the “get rich” bandwagon.

Step 2) Once bitcoin valuations reach a sufficient level of insanity, start a massive selloff by dumping the bitcoins you already bought onto the market, offering them for sale at any price (i.e. sell into falling prices, accelerating the loss in valuations).

Step 3) Watch panic take hold as the bitcoin crash accelerates, ending in a catastrophic wipeout of “valuation” of all bitcoins.

Step 4) Find “victims” of the bitcoin crash who can tell a good sob story for the mainstream media about how they invested little Johnny’s college money in bitcoin and lost it all. Roll them out on CNN and MSNBC where they cry on camera and talk about how they were ripped off by bitcoin and now they only trust the government from now on.

Step 5) Demonize bitcoin by characterizing it as a “libertarian pyramid scheme.” Lash out against both decentralized currencies and libertarians.

Step 6) Once the demonization gains traction, have traitors in the U.S. Congress announce a “Consumer Currency Protection Act” that outlaws non-central bank currencies such as bitcoin. It’s all “for your safety,” of course. Shut down all online bitcoin wallets and exchanges, calling them “criminal pyramid schemes” and arrest a few people using bitcoin to send a warning message to the rest.

Mission accomplished! You’ve now made bitcoin look like a “pyramid scheme,” you’ve scared the public into being wary of “anti-government currencies,” and you’ve criminalized their use by consumers.

That’s the goal the central banks are trying to achieve right now. It’s all be set in motion by the bitcoin bubble which will inevitably lead to a bitcoin crash.

Bitcoin is being manipulated as a pawn in the globalist scheme to destroy freedom

The bitcoin bubble is to currency freedom as the Sandy Hook shooting was to firearms freedom. In both cases, governments will use a crisis to destroy freedom while claiming to be “saving” the people.

The government WANTS bitcoin to be a disaster, and the mainstream media, which has so far refused to give bitcoin much attention, will leap all over the story like vultures once it crashes.

For the record, I’m a proponent of bitcoin and I want it to succeed in the long run, but the mania speculation happening with bitcoin right now is going to be disastrous for its reputation. It is the worst thing that could happen to bitcoin.

What we would prefer to see is a slow, steady rise that reflects stability with low volatility. Instead, we see extremely high volatility, wild price ranges, desperate purchasing patterns and even purchase queues at some exchanges where the demand for bitcoins is so high that it exceeds the limits of the services (such as Coinbase, where you now have to stand in line to buy bitcoins two days later at whatever “market” prices are offered that day).
Why the bitcoin craze is the modern-day equivalent of tulip bulb mania

Bitcoin has become a casino. It is almost a perfect reflection of the tulip bulb mania of 1637 in these two ways: 1) Most people buying bitcoins have no use for bitcoins (just like tulip bulbs), and 2) The rapid increase in bitcoin valuations cannot be substantiated in any way that reflects reality.

In other words, there is no fundamental reason why bitcoins should be 2000% more valuable today than four months ago. Nothing has changed other than the craze / mania of people buying in.

Mark my words: A bitcoin crash will occur, and a lot of people are going to be financially hurt by it. More and more, this bitcoin craze is looking like a “pump and dump” operation, where the only winners are those who are the first to sell.

When bitcoins were in the sub-$20 range, I was not concerned about any of this. I actually encouraged people to buy bitcoins and support the bitcoin movement. But alarm bells went off in my mind when it skyrocketed past $150 and headed to $200+ virtually overnight. These are not the signs of rational markets. These are warning signs of bad things yet to occur.

By the way, the simple way to prove to yourself that everything I’m saying here is true is to ask yourself this simple question: What do the people who are buying bitcoins plan to spend them on?

The answer is NOTHING! They don’t plan to spend bitcoins on anything. They have no use for bitcoins. Their only play (for 90+% of those buying them) is to buy low and sell high. That’s it! For them, bitcoin is nothing more than a speculative vehicle for gambling with some of their money.

Every speculative bubble market that goes up must come down. And it will usually come down at a multiple of the speed at which it went up.

The velocity of bitcoins is a huge red alert.

Now, if most bitcoin buyers were actually using the currency on a day-to-day basis, purchasing things online, sending bitcoins to pay off debts, exchanging bitcoins for services, etc., then that would be different. The circulation of a currency is classically known as its velocity. The higher the velocity, the more frequently the currency is being routinely used for transactions.

But the velocity of bitcoins after the initial purchase is shockingly low. What this indicates is that people are buying lots of bitcoins but then sitting on them. Once bitcoins are purchased, in other words, they basically just sit around and aren’t used for any practical purpose.

Amazon.com, for example, doesn’t accept bitcoins. You can’t buy gas for your truck with bitcoins. You can’t shop with bitcoins at the local grocery store. Until bitcoins are more widely accepted and the velocity rises, there is no fundamental reason why their value should suddenly skyrocket.

Of course, those who are deep into bitcoins right now will call me a doom and gloomer. Sure, it’s okay for them to talk about how the dollar is going to crash, or how the Fed is a criminal operation, but the minute I start invoking mathematical reality with bitcoins, suddenly I become the bad guy.

Well, my answer to the critics is that I have more faith in the laws of mathematics than the self-deluded logic of people who own millions of dollars worth of bitcoins and who therefore have a strong self-interest in promoting the bitcoin mania.

They are blinded by their own positions in bitcoins and cannot see through the fog of self delusion. In contrast to that, I own only two bitcoins worth approximately $400 or so, meaning that I have no substantial position in bitcoins to speak of. Whether bitcoins go up or down does not impact me in any meaningful way. My sole motivation in writing this is to warn others away from the extreme risks that are now clearly associated with buying bitcoins at present-day prices.
There is nothing new under the sun.

As always, there will be people (we call them “noobs” or “suckers”) who think they have stumbled upon the one exception in the universe to the laws of mathematics and that bitcoin somehow represents a galactic shortcut to universal wealth where everyone can become billionaires by trading each other electronic chunks of data with higher and higher numbers encoded in them. These people are fools, and history will prove them so.

After the bitcoin crash takes place, people will ask me, “Mike, how did you know bitcoin was going to crash when everybody else thought it was going to keep going up forever?” And my answer will be, “Because I believe that 2 + 2 = 4.”

If you understand mathematics, you know that the bitcoin bubble is doomed. Sell while you still can and be happy with the profits you’ve made so far. Importantly, remember that the only reason you can sell is because there’s a “greater fool” on the other side of that transaction who is buying your bitcoins.

The problem with all bubbles is that sooner or later the world runs out of greater fools.
Final notes: Why 95% have no clue what I’m writing about.

Frustratingly, perhaps 95% of the people who will comment on this article in social media websites have no understanding of high-level mathematics, no understanding of economics, no understanding of free markets, no understanding of greed vs. fear psychology and no historical context through which they might understand what’s happening with bitcoin. Almost no one buying bitcoins has any clue what they are. They don’t even understand the meaning of the phrase “decentralized peer-to-peer crypto currency” and they have absolutely no working knowledge of public / private key cryptography. They have no idea what they are buying and they have no qualifications whatsoever to even discuss the topic.

This is a case where 95% of the people talking about bitcoin need to be told, simply, “Shut the hell up!” because they literally have no clue what they are talking about.

If you are going to talk about bitcoin, make sure you understand the fundamentals of mathematics, cryptography, free markets, economics and human psychology before opening your mouth. Otherwise, you are only announcing to the world that you’re a complete fool who will soon be parted from his money.

And to all those who think they are going to “get rich” by buying bitcoin today and selling it off when bitcoin goes higher, let me offer you a piece of practical advice: After the bitcoin crash, when you are screaming bloody murder and selling your bitcoins at perhaps 1% of what you paid for them, it will be people like me who will buy them and thus receive a 99% discount on the bitcoins you once bought at a hundred times the price. That discount is called the “IQ discount.”

You know how lotteries are called a “tax on people who can’t do math?” The bitcoin crash will be a massive global wealth transfer from people who can’t understand the dynamics of decentralized crypto-currencies to those who do understand.

If you don’t follow what I’m saying here, then don’t buy bitcoins. You will only be led to the mathematical slaughter.

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Don’t Make Us Tell Child Welfare: Schools Insist on Forced Medical Exams for Kids

11/23/2013

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/dont-make-us-tell-child-welfare-schools-insist-on-forced-medical-exams-for-kids_112013

 By Daisy Luther

What would you do if you received a threatening letter from your child’s school, demanding that you take your youngster to a medical doctor and dentist at the whims of the school administrators, or risk being reported to the child welfare authorities?

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Parents in at least two states have gotten exactly such letters. Police State USA reports:

Under the auspices of keeping children healthy, the government has usurped the role of “parent” away from actual parents.  The state — not legal guardians — is determining when and how children should be subjected to outside business influences.

The provisions establish that the state has taken the final say in parenting matters, undermining parents’ natural role in the child’s life as protector and final decision maker.  The provision invades the privacy of the family by giving the government access to private medical results.

Then there is the inherent problem of forcing people into unwanted business contracts, with parties they may not agree with, for services that may not be needed or wanted.   The law states that the health certificates may only be signed by medical staff authorized by the state; meaning that parents’ alternatives to fulfill this mandate are limited down to allopathic, pro-pharmaceutical doctors.  Families who favor natural and holistic caregivers are undermined by virtue of exclusionary state licensing. (source)

First, the letter from New York:

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 Then the one from Michigan…

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 Let me emphasize the most important and terrifying line in this letter:

It is our intention to work with you in this matter to avoid any involvement with child protection services. !!!!!

This letter is threatening the parents of this youngster with child welfare agencies if they do not comply with the demands of the school. So, potentially, at the very least, the welfare agency could investigate the family, and at the worst, take steps to remove the child from the household, all because a parent might have different ideas about healthcare than those of the school system.

This brings us to some very important questions about privacy and the right to make decisions for your own children.

  • If you are anti-vaccine, will the doctor refuse to sign the letter? What happens then?
  • What if the medical or dental visit is not in the budget at the time the school demands it?
  • What if you choose to treat your child’s concerns with natural substances and diet, but the doctor wants you to medicate with pharmaceuticals?
  • What gives the school the right to tell you that you must take your child to a standard physician instead of a holistic practitioner?
  • What if you refuse to have your child’s teeth treated with toxic fluoride?
  • Will your child be subjected to nosy questions, such as inquiries about firearms in the home?

The US government seems more and more convinced that THEY own YOUR kids. Just this week, a Tennessee dad was arrested for picking up his young children after school instead of allowing them to cross into traffic as the school’s policy demanded. Some schools won’t allow lunches to be sent from home, and if they are, the school insists on supplementing those lunches at extortionistic rates in order to control the situation regardless of parental wishes. This doesn’t even take into account the dumbed down Common Core curriculum, the absurd attempts to be politically correct, and the zero-tolerance insanity that causes kids to be charged with felonies for having loaded fishing tackle boxes in their vehicles or cutlery in their lunch boxes.

If you’re wondering why people homeschool, add this to the ever-growing list of reasons.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Let me be very clear about one thing! The federal government considers your children as being under their ownership. They have in place, a hidden set of regulations that consider all people the property of the corporate government. IT owns you, your children, your house, cars, and everything else you believe is yours. But that’s not the real problem! The real problem is, the people just cannot believe it, or they are too stupid to believe it. Cognitive dissonance is no excuse for avoiding reality. If the people knew the truth, the government employee’s would be hanging from tree’s tomorrow.

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China Announces That It Is Going To Stop Stockpiling U S Dollars

11/22/2013

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/china-announces-that-it-is-going-to-stop-stockpiling-u-s-dollars

By Michael Snyder

China just dropped an absolute bombshell, but it was almost entirely ignored by the mainstream media in the United States.  The central bank of China has decided that it is “no longer in China’s favor to accumulate foreign-exchange reserves”.  During the third quarter of 2013, China’s foreign-exchange reserves were valued at approximately$3.66 trillion.  And of course the biggest chunk of that was made up of U.S. dollars.  For years, China has been accumulating dollars and working hard to keep the value of the dollar up and the value of the yuan down.  One of the goals has been to make Chinese products less expensive in the international marketplace.  But now China has announced that the time has come for it to stop stockpiling U.S. dollars.  And if that does indeed turn out to be the case, than many U.S. analysts are suggesting that China could also soon stop buying any more U.S. debt.  Needless to say, all of this would be very bad for the United States.

For years, China has been systematically propping up the value of the U.S. dollar and keeping the value of the yuan artificially low.  This has resulted in a massive flood of super cheap products from across the Pacific that U.S. consumers have been eagerly gobbling up.

For example, have you ever gone into a dollar store and wondered how anyone could possibly make a profit by making those products and selling them for just one dollar?

Well, the truth is that when you flip those products over you will find that almost all of them have been made outside of the United States.  In fact, the words “made in China” are probably the most common words in your entire household if you are anything like the typical American.

Thanks to the massively unbalanced trade that we have had with China, tens of thousands of our businesses, millions of our jobs and trillions of our dollars have left this country and gone over to China.

And now China has apparently decided that there is not much gutting of our economy left to do and that it is time to let the dollar collapse.  As I mentioned above, China has announced that it is going to stop stockpiling foreign-exchange reserves

The People’s Bank of China said the country does not benefit any more from increases in its foreign-currency holdings, adding to signs policy makers will rein in dollar purchases that limit the yuan’s appreciation.

“It’s no longer in China’s favor to accumulate foreign-exchange reserves,” Yi Gang, a deputy governor at the central bank, said in a speech organized by China Economists 50 Forum at Tsinghua University yesterday. The monetary authority will “basically” end normal intervention in the currency market and broaden the yuan’s daily trading range, Governor Zhou Xiaochuan wrote in an article in a guidebook explaining reforms outlined last week following a Communist Party meeting. Neither Yi nor Zhou gave a timeframe for any changes.

It isn’t going to happen overnight, but the value of the U.S. dollar is going to start to go down, and all of that cheap stuff that you are used to buying at Wal-Mart and the dollar store is going to become a lot more expensive.

But of even more importance is what this latest move by China could mean for U.S. government debt.  As most Americans have heard, we are heavily dependent on foreign nations such as China lending us money.  Right now, China owns nearly 1.3 trillion dollars of our debt.  Unfortunately, as CNBC is noting, if China is going to quit stockpiling our dollars than it is likely that they will stop stockpiling our debt as well…

Analysts see this as the PBoC hinting that it will let its currency fluctuate, without intervention, thus negating the need for holding large reserves of the dollar. And if the dollar is no longer needed, then it could look to curb its purchases of dollar-denominated assets like U.S. Treasuries.

“If they are looking to reduce these purchases going forward then, yes, you’d have to look at who the marginal buyer would be,” Richard McGuire, a senior rate strategist at Rabobank told CNBC in an interview.

“Together, with the Federal Reserve tapering its bond purchases, it has the potential to add to the bearish long-term outlook on U.S. Treasuries.”

So who is going to buy all of our debt?

That is a very good question.

If the Federal Reserve starts tapering bond purchases and China quits buying our debt, who is going to fill the void?

If there is significantly less demand for government bonds, that will cause interest rates to rise dramatically.  And if interest rates rise dramatically from where they are now, that will set off the kind of nightmare scenario that I keep talking about.

In a previous article entitled “How China Can Cause The Death Of The Dollar And The Entire U.S. Financial System“, I described how China could single-handedly cause immense devastation to the U.S. economy.

China accounts for more global trade that anyone else does, and they also own more of our debt than any other nation does.  If China starts dumping our dollars and our debt, much of the rest of the planet would likely follow suit and we would be in for a world of hurt.

And just this week there was another major announcement which indicates that China is getting ready to make a major move against the U.S. dollar.  According to Reuters, crude oil futures may soon be priced in yuan on the Shanghai Futures Exchange…

The Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) may price its crude oil futures contract in yuan and use medium sour crude as its benchmark, its chairman said on Thursday, adding that the bourse is speeding up preparatory work to secure regulatory approvals.

China, which overtook the United States as the world’s top oil importer in September, hopes the contract will become a benchmark in Asia and has said it would allow foreign investors to trade in the contract without setting up a local subsidiary.

If that actually happens, that will be absolutely huge.

China is the number one importer of oil in the world, and it was only a matter of time before they started to openly challenge the petrodollar.

But even I didn’t think that we would see anything like this so quickly.

The world is changing, and most Americans have absolutely no idea what this is going to mean for them.  As demand for the U.S. dollar and U.S. debt goes down, the things that we buy at the store will cost a lot more, our standard of living will go down and it will become a lot more expensive for everyone (including the U.S. government) to borrow money.

Unfortunately, there isn’t much that can be done about any of this at this point. When it comes to economics, China has been playing chess while the United States has been playing checkers. And now decades of very, very foolish decisions are starting to catch up with us. The false prosperity that most Americans are enjoying today will soon start disappearing, and most of them will have no idea why it is happening.

The years ahead are going to be very challenging, and so I hope that you are getting ready for them.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

From what I’ve seen so far, most Americans will keep playing the fiddle as their life style burns. In spite of all the warnings, they are still infatuated with one kind of entertainment or another. Talk about a head in the sand society, Americans take the prise.

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Sheeple Why You Should Feel Sorry For Them

11/21/2013

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/sheeple-why-you-should-feel-sorry-for.html

By Brandon Smith

It is often said there only two kinds of people in this world: those who know, and those who don’t. I would expand on this and say that there are actually three kinds of people: those who know, those who don’t know, and those who don’t care to know. Members of the last group are the kind of people I would characterize as “sheeple.”
Sheeple are members of a culture or society who are not necessarily oblivious to the reality of their surroundings; they may have been exposed to valuable truths on numerous occasions. However, when confronted with facts contrary to their conditioned viewpoint, they become aggressive and antagonistic in their behavior, seeking to dismiss and attack the truth by attacking the messenger and denying reason. Sheeple exist on both sides of America‘s false political paradigm, and they exist in all social “classes”. In fact, the “professional class” and the hierarchy of academia are rampant breeding grounds for sheeple; who I sometimes refer to as “intellectual idiots”. Doctors and lawyers, scientists and politicians are all just as prone to the sheeple plague as anyone else; the only difference is that they have a bureaucratic apparatus behind them which gives them a false sense of importance. All they have to do is tow the establishment line, and promote the establishment view.

Of course the common argument made by sheeple is that EVERYONE thinks everyone else is blind to the truth, which in their minds, somehow vindicates their behavior. However, the characteristic that absolutely defines a sheeple is not necessarily a lack of knowledge, but an unwillingness to consider or embrace obvious logic or truth in order to protect their egos and biases from harm. A sheeple’s mindset is driven by self centered motives.

So-called mainstream media outlets go out of their way to reinforce this aggressive mindset by establishing the illusion that sheeple are the “majority” and that the majority perception (which has been constructed by the MSM) is the only correct perception.

Many liberty movement activists have noted recently that there has been a surge in media propaganda aimed at painting the survival, preparedness and liberty cultures as “fringe,” “reactionary,” “extremist,” “conspiracy-minded,” etc. National Geographic’s television show “Doomsday Preppers” appears to have been designed specifically to seek out the worst possible representatives of the movement and parade their failings like a carnival sideshow. Rarely do they give focus to the logical arguments regarding why their subjects become preppers, nor do they normally choose subjects who can explain as much in a coherent manner. This is a very similar tactic used by the establishment media at large-scale protests; they generally attempt to interview the least-eloquent and easiest-to-ridicule person present and make that person a momentary mascot for the entire group and the philosophy they hold dear.

The goal is to give sheeple comfort that they are “normal” and that anyone who steps outside the bounds of the mainstream is “abnormal” and a welcome target for the collective.

It would appear that the life of a sheeple is a life of relative bliss. The whole of the establishment machine seems engineered to make them happy and the rest of us miserable. But is a sheeple’s existence the ideal? Are they actually happy in their ignorance? Are they truly safe within the confines of the system? Here a just a few reasons why you should feel sorry for them.

Sheeple Are Nothing Without The Collective

A sheeple gathers his entire identity from the group. He acts the way he believes the group wants him to act. He thinks the way he believes the group wants him to think. All of his “ideas” are notions pre-approved by the mainstream. All of his arguments and talking points are positions he heard from the media, or academia, and he has never formed an original opinion in his life. Without the group telling him what to do, the average sheeple is lost and disoriented. When cast into a crisis situation requiring individual initiative, he panics or becomes apathetic, waiting for the system to come and save him rather than taking care of himself. Sheeple are so dependent on others for every aspect of their personality and their survival that when faced with disaster, they are the most likely people to curl up and die.

Sheeple Crave Constant Approval From Others

Sheeple are not only reliant on the collective for their identity and their survival; they also need a steady supplement of approval from others in order to function day to day. When a sheeple leaves his home, he is worried about how his appearance is perceived, how his attitude is perceived, how his lifestyle is perceived and how his opinions are perceived. Everything he does from the moment his day begins revolves around ensuring that the collective approves of him. Even his acts of “rebellion” are often merely approved forms of superficial “individualism” reliant on style rather than substance. This approval becomes a kind of emotional drug to which the sheeple is addicted. He will never make waves among the herd or stand out against any aspect of the herd worldview, because their approval sustains and cements his very existence. To take collective approval away from him would like cutting off a heroin junky’s supplier. To be shunned by the group would destroy him psychologically.

Sheeple Are Incapable Of Original Creativity

Because sheeple spend most of their waking moments trying to appease the collective, they rarely, if ever, have the energy or inclination to create something of their own. Sheeple do not make astonishing works of art. They do not achieve scientific discovery. They do not make history through philosophical or ideological innovation. Instead, they regurgitate the words of others and hijack ideas from greater minds. They remain constant spectators in life, watching change from the bleachers, caught in the tides of time and tossed about like congealed satellites of Pacific Ocean garbage from the after-wash of Fukushima. The destiny of the common sheeple is entirely determined by the outcome of wars and restorations waged by small groups of aware individuals — some of them good, some of them evil.

Sheeple Have No Passion

If you draw all of your beliefs from what the collective deems acceptable, then it is difficult, if not impossible, to become legitimately passionate about them. Sheeple have little to no personal connection to their ideals or principles; so they become mutable, empty and uninspired. They tend to turn toward cynicism as a way to compensate, making fun of everything, especially those who ARE passionate about something. The only ideal that they will fight for is the collective itself, because who they are is so intertwined with the survival of the system. To threaten the concept of the collective is to threaten the sheeple’s existence by extension.

Sheeple Are Useless

The average sheeple does not learn how to be self-reliant because it is considered “abnormal” by the mainstream to be self-reliant. The collective and the state are the provider. They are mother and father. Sheeple have full faith that the system will protect them from any and all harm. When violence erupts, they cower and hide instead of defending themselves and others. When large-scale catastrophe strikes, they either sit idle waiting for the state to save them or they join yet another irrational mob. They do not take proactive measures, because they never felt the need to learn how.

Consider this: Why do the mainstream and the people subject to it care if others prepare for disaster or end their dependency on the establishment? Why are they so desperate to attack those of us who find our own path? If the system is so effective and the collective so correct in its methodology, then individualists are hurting only themselves by walking away, right? But for the sheeple, successfully self-reliant individuals become a constant reminder of their own inadequacies. They feel that if they cannot survive without the system, NO ONE can survive without the system; and they will make sure that individualists never prove otherwise. “You didn’t build that” becomes the sheeple motto, as they scratch and scrape like spoiled children, trying to dismantle the momentum of independent movements and ventures in non-participation.

Sheeple Are Easily Forgotten

To live a life of endless acceptance is to live a life of meaningless obscurity. When one arrives at his deathbed, does he want to reflect on all of his regrets or all of his accomplishments? Most of us would rather find joy than sadness when looking back over our past. For sheeple, though, this will not be possible — for what have they ever done besides conform? What will they have left behind except a world worse off than when they were born? What will they have accomplished, but more pain and struggle for future generations? In the end, what have their lives really been worth?

I cannot imagine a torture more vicious and terrifying than to realize in the face of one’s final days that one wasted his entire life trying to please the plethora of idiots around him, instead of educating them and himself and molding tomorrow for the better. I cannot imagine a punishment more severe than to spend the majority of one’s years as a slave without even knowing it. I cannot imagine an existence more deserving of pity and remorse than that of the sheeple.

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OLDDOGS COMMENTS

     ALL I CAN SAY TO THIS ARTICLE IS

AMEN!

ESPECIALLY THE LAST PARAGRAPH

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Congressional Hearings on BitCoin

11/20/2013

http://armstrongeconomics.com/2013/11/19/congressional-hearings-on-bitcoin/

 Posted on November 19, 2013 by Martin Armstrong

11-20-2013 9-02-20 AM

On Monday, Congress held its first congressional hearing on virtual currencies focusing on bitcoin. As Congress discussed bitcoin, the price of one bitcoin soared to more than $750 apiece. Overlooked was the concern focused on anonymity and lack of regulation.

Personally, it is hard to imagine a world where they will allow bitcoin to survive when they are doing everything in their power to hunt down money. Canada is already looking at taxing it and the concerns expressed by Congress clearly place this within the legal definition of what they call money laundering. What once was real washing of illegal money for legal use like the mob buying old 1930s roadside motels and pretending they were fully booked every night to get illegal cash into the system, is now applied to even storing gold or cash in a safe deposit box. Having an account outside the USA is money laundering hiding untaxed money from the government. So bitcoin can fit into that category and what federal judge would rule against the government? NONE!

The downside of such schemes the government interprets as money laundering is they can wipe you out besides 25 year jail terms. There was the old tax-straddle of the ’70s where you sold December gold in a rising market and bought Feb gold. You could then move money from one year to the next to avoid taxes. When the IRS figured out the play, that gave birth to mark-to-market accounting and then they retroactively applied penalties, taxes, and interest. Brokers got sued over that and these trades, which were in the courts for years.

The IRS can claim you made a profit now just like stocks on a bitcoin. They can demand retroactive taxes and penalties. When you dance with the Devil, keep in mind he can say anything and do anything. If 25% of the population used bitcoin, you can imagine the loss in taxes and the chase would be off like a good old fashion English fox hunt.

There is no alternative to the dollar. They can change the rules at anytime and hiding money to them is now money laundering so they can take that position and confiscate the whole thing. We have to reform the system. These people will never go quietly into the night.

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02 09 12 MONEY FARTS SMALLDo not get all excited that bitcoin will replace the dollar. Sorry, they are exploring the idea and allowing it to get press for one single reason – they intend to go to an electronic “virtual” currency so they get 100% of all taxes. In 1934, they printed $10,000 notes when a Cadillac was $600. Today, $100 is the biggest bill. The next phase is no bills. The euro tried to displace the dollar issuing €500 denomination notes. In Britain, they have made them illegal – it is all about taxes. The virtual dollar is coming. I would say after 2015.75 when the Fed has zero power and they will go electronic. So for now, bitcoin serves a purpose to get people use to the idea of a cashless society.

Excerpts from Bernanke’s September 6th letter released on Monday, in response to a letter from the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs asking for information on virtual currencies:

“Historically, virtual currencies have been viewed as a form of “electronic money” or area of payment system technology that has been evolving over the past 20 years. Over time, these types of innovations have received attention from Congress as well as U.S. regulators. For example, in 1995, the U.S. House of Representatives held hearings on “the future of money” at which early versions of virtual currencies and other innovations were discussed. Vice Chairman Alan Blinder’s testimony at that time made the key point that while these types of innovations may pose risks related to law enforcement and supervisory matters, there are also areas in which they may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system.”

“Although the Federal Reserve generally monitors developments in virtual currencies and other payments system innovations, it does not necessarily have authority to directly supervise or regulate these innovations or the entities that provide them to the market. In general, the Federal Reserve would only have authority to regulate a virtual currency product if it is issued by, or cleared or settled through, a banking organization that we supervise. Given the Federal Reserve”s authority and the manner in which virtual currencies have developed, the Federal Reserve has focused primarily on a supervised banking organization’s role in the products’ sale and distribution, as well as the applicable regulations, such as Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) /anti-money laundering (AML) requirements.”

The Federal Reserve plans to work with other FFIEC member agencies on electronic cash and related issues such as virtual currencies, as needed, for banking organizations. The Federal Reserve will continue to monitor developments as part of its broad interest in the safety and efficiency of the payment system. We also stand ready to cooperate with other agencies in fulfilling their mandates, as appropriate.”

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Having been born with an independent nature, I have shunned society as much as possible all my 73 years, simply because I have always been amazed at how intelligent some people are, and yet remain impotent in the fight against those who are equally as evil as they are intelligent. I consider it a rotten shame that so much agony has been experienced by the lesser minds due to the evil nature of those who rise to the top of governments. Of the evil characteristics, greed seems to far out distance all others, and greed drips poison acid on all who live beneath it. The frustration and anger this situation causes me is mostly due to the fact that it is completely unnecessary, when the cure is so simple. If it were not for “Thou Shalt Not Kill” there would not be any tyrants in governments, as people like me, would make sure of it. Homo sapiens can live together in peace as long as the tyrants are eliminated.

The creation of a virtual currency controlled by a tyrannical government, for the benefit of a powerful few, will be the most atrocious act ever committed by human beings against human beings.

And still we will allow these creatures to enslave us, just so we can avoid a guilty conscience.

WHAT INSANITY IS THIS?

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The Neo Imperialist Corporatist Order: and the “Men Behind the Curtain”

11/19/2013

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-neo-imperialist-corporatist-order-and-the-men-behind-the-curtain/5358572

Dear Readers, this article is an excellent overview of the global actions of the POWERS THAT BE, and the consequences each Nation is experiencing. You would do well to follow the links provided and consider this a road map of the take over of planet earth. The only people who will profit from globalization are the corporate elite and the international banking cartel. YOUR REACTION TO THIS STUDY SHOULD BE ONE OF EXTREME RAGE AND COMITTMENT TO ACTION. Olddog

By Sam Muhho

Vincent Harlow once wisely observed, “Men’s minds indeed conceive new thoughts and plan new projects, but out of ancient thinking and under potent influence of long-established characteristics.” This has been reflected in reality for both the positive but also for the negative.

A critical modern-day “negative” that is threatening humanity as we know it is the emergence of an increasingly transparent “neo-imperialist” order that is currently subverting the world and seeking to control the destiny of humanity in manners not unlike to what imperialism has done throughout the ages. This “empire”, unlike previous ones, is not serving the interest of a specific country or nationality but an international cabal of corporate-financier, self-proclaimed “globalist” elite operating from the Wall Street-London axis of power along with international bankers, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and related financial and political institutions.

A false political theater has been crafted by the corporate media serving as the public relations arm of this agenda. It is about time people escaped the media “matrix” marketing a singular agenda under different political labels and it is time to understand the international gambles this empire is playing with our collective destiny.

The Nature of the Empire

Contrary to misconceptions by many well-intentioned and aware people, this empire is not strictly an “American empire” in the sense that it is being done for the mere glory of America as a nation although the historical Anglo-American political and financial center of power is the driving factor. Rather, it is an empire that seeks the subversion of both the American people and the world by the creation of an international corporatist order where power is centralized in hands of a collective, privileged few expanding their control through the means of co-opted governments and force. The mechanisms of this modern empire are parallel to the mechanism of the British Empire historically and can be demonstrated in various sources of both scholarly and general analysis.

The parallel is found in manners such as the function of empires in general (albeit under different historical contexts), the role of “system administrators”, and also the manner in which the modern-day “empire” can be dismantled similar to the British Empire’s dismantling from the American colonies, all of which will be noted.

What cannot be understated is the role of this empire as an international corporatist order. Michael Snyder defines a corporatist order as one where:

Most wealth and power is concentrated in the hands of giant corporations and big government is used as a tool by these corporations to consolidate wealth and power even further. In a corporatist system, the wealth and power of individuals and small businesses is dwarfed by the overwhelming dominance of the corporations.

Snyder’s excellent article “Corporatism Is Not Capitalism: 7 Things About The Monolithic Predator Corporations That Dominate Our Economy That Every American Should Know” discusses everything that is wrong with the system including an increasing wealth disparity perpetuated by the disingenuous means in which corporations conduct themselves in the global economy and the concentration of undue wealth and power into the corporation’s collective system through dubious means of manipulation. Also mentioned is a University of Zurich study demonstrating that a handful of 147 corporations which interlock with various other corporate fronts own 40% of the world’s wealth among which were the American megabanks Barclay, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase and Co., Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Goldman Sachs.

Those who have followed the workings of this collective group would note how these individuals at the highest level of the pyramid are the chief architects of human misery with their financing of various think-tanks and fronts to articulate their agenda and enforce it globally. In my recent article, “High Finance, Geopolitical Leverage, and the Rise of the New World Order”, I detailed the specifics in how high finance exploits ideologies from across the political spectrum to hammer together a structure of control wherever its convenient to do so. I also examined the historical manner in which this was done in the creation of the Federal Reserve as well as the historical role of international communism in serving high finance’s geopolitical ambitions of creating “captive economies” as Dr. Anthony Sutton explains. Regardless of whatever political tool is manipulated and spun in the modern political theater, a single agenda marches forward.

The Function of the Empire

The function of an empire is often reduced in the minds of the general population to simply the military force which serves as the muscle of the empire but this is often done at the expense of neglecting the underlying “skeleton”, namely the role of financial administrators, networks, and interests. In the case of the British Empire, these networks worked in London to ensure the flow of money and resources into the hands of the financial elite. This was done by various methods such as the tightly-controlled mercantilist economic system that existed during the American colonial era which was specifically set up to ensure British dominance over American resources and prevent competition at the expense of individuals.

British imperial economic networks on the global stage, especially in Asia, would often work in tandem with military power such as in the strategy of “gunboat diplomacy” where the empire would place gunboats off the coast of a capital and threaten bombardment if certain economic concessions were not made as was the case of the Bowring Treaty of 1855 with Thailand. The Bowring Treaty is presently credited by historians as spurring the industrialization and modernization of Thailand’s economy, including greater economic liberties.

However, it was a geopolitically unfair treaty in the sense that it was coerced by the neighboring British military might stationed in India and for the benefit of the expansion of British financial hegemony. The treaty stipulated, among other points both positive and negative that, “The import duty was fixed at 3 percent for all articles, with two exceptions: opium was to be free of duty, but it had to be sold to the opium farmer; and bullion was to be free of duty.” One can see how this would have bolstered Britain’s financial ambitions of competition in the region and one of the most disingenuous provisions was the opium stipulation, considering the previous “First Opium War” in China and the British means to capitalize on opium addiction for maximizing their profits.

Industrialization and modernization is not always the byproduct of western ambitions in the third world. In the case of Thailand, industrialization occurred because of capital investment by the west which built up Thailand but for the benefit of western hegemony and Thailand was able to be kept “under control” by western military might to prevent it becoming a rival. However, the new “modus operandi” has become to PREVENT the industrialization of the third world so as to not provide an alternative center for economic power and geopolitical competition, something China and Russia are currently being noted as doing, hence slated for western subversion.

The primary center of focus in this has become Africa and with Chinese and Russian interests seeking bilateral economic agreements with various nations in Africa, by implication leading into development and productivity outside the orbits of the Wall Street/London casino economy establishment, Africa has become a prime target of western destabilization to leverage development into their hands and prevent it all together. Libya’s Gaddafi was leading various initiatives to build up and strengthen Africa though investment, trade, and constructing national institutions which were seen as rivals to western interests, hence his removal through the premeditated, so-called “humanitarian”-war in 2011 (see “The Top Ten Myths in the War Against Libya”).

Gaddafi was working to modernize Africa and make it self-sufficient and his “economic crimes” in the eyes of the west, including the African Satellite Project, African Monetary Fund, and the African Investment Bank, is what led to him being slated for western-assisted overthrow. Amidst the violence and civil war that ravaged the country, peaceful negotiations were purposely thwarted in violation of the “Responsibility to Protect” in order to further western geopolitical designs. The Libyan war was a western psy-op 30 years in the making.

Former Science advisor to the White House Dr. John P. Holdren and current advisor Dr. Paul Ehrlich not only openly call for a “planetary regime” and global government in their book “Ecoscience” but openly express their contempt of the industrialization of the third world, justifying it through pseudo-science premised on false environmentalist concern. They openly state their pro-sterilization, pro-eugenics “Malthusian” outlook on society and slander those who view science and technology as the key to solving humanity’s problems (see Dr. Webster Tarpley’s expose here). Industrialization is not their goal but rather industrialization within their interests where only they can control development and the third world becoming an impoverished heap to be exploited as feudal lands for high finance and western hegemony.

This function of empire, fomenting geopolitical conflicts to expand regional hegemony, had a precedent in diamond-rich “Zululand” in southern Africa whose subversion in the “Anglo-Zulu War” of 1879 was a landmark victory for imperialism in Africa. The British had been following a “forward policy” in what is now South Africa to bring various regions, including Dutch Boer settlements, under their consolidated control. The independent, self-sufficient and powerful Zulu kingdom was seen as a threat, leading to an invasion in Zululand which would end up being deliberately carved into 14 proxy states and its resources exploited. The British would take care to maintain rivalries in Zululand in order to prevent a unified Zulu opposition to British control which was the primary reason for the division.

“Divide and conquer” politics as seen in Zululand is not unlike the manner in which British colonists in North America during the 17th and 18th centuries would also cultivate and exploit rivalries between Native American tribes in order to capitalize on the slave and deerskin trade and maintain their domination politically and economically (Tindall 88-89). Nor is it unlike the current “foreign policy blunders” and civil wars purposely orchestrated and capitalized on by NATO in order to justify continued military occupation and geopolitical leveraging for specific hegemonic goals from Libya to Central Asia.

Central Asia, Pipeline Politics, and the “Grand Chessboard”

Similar “gunboat diplomacy” and “divide and conquer” politics would reemerge with the current actions of the modern-day imperialists of militarized corporatism targeting nations that have resisted their plans for global integration such as Iraq and Libya. False pre-texts were invented to invade Iraq by the same interests in order to commence its plundering. Iraq’s economy would end up being “reformed” according to a blueprint drawn up by a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) fellow Paul Bremer that amounted the absorption of its economy into the global corporatist system along with stipulations architected by the IMF. The Economist noted this with their intentions transparent in the title, “Let’s all go to the yard sale: If it all works out, Iraq will be a capitalist’s dream:” where it is noted that Iraq’s economy was opened up to multinational exploitation including the provisions of “100% ownership of Iraqi assets, full repatriation of profits, equal legal standing with local firms, and foreign banks being allowed to operate or buy into local banks”. Under the guise of this being a “capitalist” venture (as opposed to the more proper term “corporatist”), the Economist attempted to justify the foreign usurpation of Iraqi sovereignty and the plundering and dictation of their resources according to western interests.

Iraq’s purpose is not to be underestimated as it is a significant lynchpin in the geopolitical endeavors of western hegemony in central Asia and in geopolitically strangling Iran’s opposition to western designs across the Middle East with US allies Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Israel as the primary beneficiaries. Renowned analysts and journalists like Pepe Escobar have noted the vital role natural gas has in regional geopolitics, especially with regards to the emerging “Shiite crescent” and the proposed Syria-Iraq-Iran pipeline. This pipeline’s construction would offset western/NATO aligned Saudi-Qatari-Israeli-Turkish gas initiatives in the region. The U.S. invasion of Iraq was initially intended to install a viable western proxy but regional designs for western interests have been increasingly faltering as the current Iraqi PM Nouri Al-Maliki moves closer into the Iranian economic orbit. The term “Shiite crescent” itself is a sectarian-motivated term coined in the west and aimed at bolstering in the mind of the population a premeditated divide between Sunni and Shiite Muslims to further western geopolitical objectives in Syria and beyond.

This drive for hegemony is not merely conjecture or “conspiracy theory” as this geopolitical point is admitted by Zbigniew Brezinzski, the former National Security Advisor under President James Carter who organized the Afghanistan mujahidin in the 1980s. He clearly enumerates in his book, The Grand Chessboard, the American geostrategic doctrine of perpetuating global supremacy and pre-eminence by dominating central Asia and its vital resource and logistical center. Central Asia is seen as the grand chessboard upon which U.S. global domination would be established. Especially noted in the disingenuous book is central Asia’s global value in terms of natural resources, economic activity and population. According to Brzezinski, the person who could dominate central Asia can claim global hegemony. While he has supposedly “sharply criticized Bush’s foreign policy”, he nonetheless architected the very policy points that Bush’s policy would serve with the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The war on terror was a bloody and exploitative fraud for all involved.

Brzezinski’s vision beholds a unipolar world order dictated by one center of economic, political, and military power as opposed to the vision of a multipolar world order of global collaboration as envisioned by Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the 43rd Muich Security Conference in 2007. Recently emerging supranational economic blocs operating outside the Wall Street/London consensus such as BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has begun to offer a viable counterbalance to the west/NATO’s global preeminence and empowering regional players to become economic competitors instead of pawns for western corporate interests.

The Men Behind the Curtain

It must be noted that “global American pre-eminence” is not a strictly “American” venture or ideal. Rather it is the collective manifestation of the special-interests and agendas of the corporate-overlords who have hijacked and dominated America’s economy, political system, and media. While this is not a popular concept in the establishment’s halls of academia and politics, this did not stop MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan from making the following statement in 2008:

The biggest contributor to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is Goldman Sachs [also a heavy contributor to Republican candidates]. The primary activities of this president relative to banking have been to protect the most lucrative aspect of that business, which is the dark market for credit default swaps and the like. That has been the explicit agenda of his Treasury Secretary. This president is advocating trade agreements that allow enhanced bank secrecy in Panama, enhanced murdering of union members in Colombia, and the refunding of North Korean slaves… But I guess where I take issue is, this president is working for the bad guys. The Democrats are working for the bad guys. So are the Republicans. The Democrats get away with it by saying, ‘Look at how crazy the Republicans are; and the Democrats pretend to care about people.’ BUT THE FACT IS THE 2-PARTY POLITICAL SYSTEM IS UTTERLY BOGUS. (emphasis added).

The two-party system is indeed UTTERLY BOGUS. America’s foreign and economic policies, while fed to the public under the cover of presidential administrations, are actually the byproducts of US foreign policy think-tanks funded by corporate-financier interests in order to perpetuate their collective agenda which politicians merely rubber-stamp into law. Prominent think-tanks include the Council on Foreign Relations, which frequently calls for a unipolar world order, the International Crisis Group, which includes Brzezinski as an advisor, the “Neo-Con” ‘Project for the New American Century” (PNAC), and London’s “Chatham House” which represents corresponding British corporate-financier interests. Other groups include the RAND Corporation and the not-to be-neglected Brookings Institute within whose halls, according to Tony Cartalucci, can be found the blueprints for most prominent international conflicts for the last 30 years.

Many prominent U.S. politicians from across the artificial political lines are affiliated with these groups. Dick Cheney (a former director), Hillary Clinton, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (who also served on numerous boards of directors including Chevron) among other politicians are Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) members along with most self-serving US politicians. A list of the CFR’s corporate-financiers can be found here. Former CIA analyst and National Security Council member Kenneth Pollack is a Brookings Institute member. A simple visit to these think-tank’s websites can be very insightful with regards to who’s funding who and who is doing what. None of this is cryptic, “top secret knowledge” but is simply the prevailing reality that can be easily verified with a search engine by those who know what to look for. Follow the money.

The Iranian and Syrian Dilemmas

The Brookings Institute is of particular concern among these think-tanks as it has been the primary facilitator in the drive for war against Iran founded on distortion and geopolitically-motivated propaganda. Much commotion has been recently circulating in the media about the Iranian nuclear negotiations and the leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, best captured the reality by emphasizing the significance of these negotiations and pointing out that the only other alternative would be war. He alleged that Israel’s Netanyahu was acting as a representative for dubious Arab regimes, implying western puppet-states Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and stated that there was a deliberate attempt to see no solution reached for reasons that will become apparent.

Contrary to media reports portraying Iran as an immediate, existential threat to US and Israeli security, the Brookings Institute released a policy report in 2009 that was basically a blueprint for overthrowing nations, in this case specifically for Iran, titled Which Path to Persia? (.PDF). It was written by six prominent analysts within establishment circles, including Kenneth Pollack, admitting that Iran poses not a threat to the survival of the United States and Israel’s security but their collective regional and geopolitical hegemony and interests across the region. It was noted that Iran was playing a strategy of firmness and even aggressiveness but not recklessness in combating western hegemony and imperialism as can be seen in its recent economic endeavors in the pipeline and gas politics of the region. It was also noted that Iran was deliberately avoiding a conflagration with the west and that any possible nuclear weapons capability for Iran (which is noted as unconfirmed and nonexistent in other reports) would be used as a deterrence for attack and protecting regional ambitions Iran has for the region as opposed to the propaganda of using such weapons to attack the U.S. and to “wipe Israel off the map” (pg. 24-25).

This is reconfirmed by the recent 2013 RAND Corporation report Iran After the Bomb which, while noting that no evidence exists that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons according to the US intelligence community, envisions a post-nuclear scenario of Iran. RAND is another “globalist” think-tank that hosts compromised interests but manages to give an honest synopsis of the Iranian reality. It is also noted that Iran’s “supreme leader” Ayatollah Khamenei has issued religious decrees labeling nuclear weapons as “against Islamic principles.” Contrary to recent reports circulation by MEMRI TV and mainstream media, these fatwas are not fake and actually do exist. And contrary to some critics, they are not an example of taqiyya (deception). One thing that is very revealing is the following statement by RAND which sums up their insightful report:

The Islamic Republic [of Iran] is a revisionist state that seeks to undermine what it perceives to be the American-dominated order in the Middle East. However, it does not have territorial ambitions and does not seek to invade, conquer, or occupy other nations. Its chief military aim is to deter a U.S. and/or Israeli military attack while it undermines American allies in the Middle East [which includes the economic interests of the totalitarian kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Qatar whose atrocities in human rights dwarfs anything Iran is guilty of]… Iran’s possession of nuclear weapons will lead to greater tension between the Shi’a theocracy and the conservative Sunni monarchies [Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc.] However, Iran is unlikely to use nuclear weapons against other Muslim countries… The Islamic Republic views Israel in ideological terms. However, it is very unlikely that Iran would use nuclear weapons against Israel, given the latter’s overwhelming conventional and nuclear military superiority. (pg. vii)

The Brookings Institution not only enumerates transparently the similar points that Iran is not an existential threat but goes further to enumerate a list of strategies for US provocations against Iran to initiate a war that, according to the report, Iran does not want. It is even noted that an Iranian retaliation in the case of American airstrikes would not be inevitable and that Iran may deliberately refrain from retaliation in order to strategically “play the victim” (pg. 84-85, 95) Let it not be forgotten how the US and Britain staged the CIA “Operation Ajax” in 1953 to oust the democratically-elected Iranian president Mohammad Mosaddegh, who nationalized the country’s oil, in favor of the pro-American Shah who ruled as a brutal dictator. Similar plans for regime change are enumerated in the Brookings Institute report where it is admitted that the opposition “Green Movement” in 2009 was orchestrated by the US government through “civil society and NGOs” in order to provoke Iranian belligerence through regime change operations, capitalizing on internal dissent. This is not to deny any legitimate aspirations and calls for reform in Iran which are prevalent among student groups but merely to point out how such ambitions are co-opted and used by western interests for their own agenda (103-105, 109-110). See this excellent summary of all these critical points.

Other means proposed included playing upon sectarian and ethnic divisions inside Iran to destabilize the country and even funding radical Sunni militant groups, specifically the MEK, which has killed Americans in the past and is labeled by the U.S. state department as a “foreign terrorist organization”. Its ideology is described by analysts as radical “left-wing” Islamic-Marxism which makes it interesting to consider the US plans to fully employ this group as political assets. MEK has also collaborated with Saddam Hussein’s forces in guerilla warfare against Iran in the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s (113, 117-118). The group is against the dominant Iranian establishment and it is noted that the US has worked covertly with them in the past and that in order to work overtly with them, the group had to be removed from the terrorist list (118).

The compounded criminality of western and Israeli collaboration with MEK is emphasized here. It should be noted that the MEK has recently been removed from the US list of terrorist organizations as part of the next phase of using them as a proxy. MEK claims to have killed 40,000 Iranians in the past and has been trained on U.S. soil in a secret base in Nevada, published on the Huffington Post and cited here by Kurt Nimmo in an excellent and well-sourced article emphasizing the coordinated western agenda against Iran.

In culminating these abhorrent proposals, Brookings further notes the option of a military invasion and conventional war against Iran if the above proposals failed to accomplish western interests. This is the most alarming option especially in context to the following admission:

If the United States were to decide that to garner greater international support, galvanize U.S. domestic support, and/or provide a legal justification for an invasion, it would be best to wait for an Iranian provocation, then the time frame for an invasion might stretch out indefinitely. ..However, since it would be up to Iran to make the provocative move, which Iran has been wary of doing most times in the past, the United States would never know for sure when it would get the requisite Iranian provocation. In fact, it might never come at all (65)… it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes [as a catalyst for an invasion] before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be. Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it (85).

In all this certified criminality, which has obviously been at play even as the report was being published in 2009, it must not be forgotten that the Brookings Institution is of, for, and by big business and their collective agenda of integrating Iran into their international consensus and exploiting its 76 million population for their unipolar order. This is opposed to Iran’s attempts to foster national self-sufficiency and develop ties with nations strategic to western interests including India, Thailand, China, and Russia. Brookings Institution is funded by the likes of the Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, The Carnegie Foundation, Goldman Sachs, and the Carlyle Group among others; their report even includes a special acknowledgement of financial support from the Smith Richardson Foundation upon which Zbigniew Brzezinski sits as an active governor.

Such international criminality is magnified when Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh revealed in his article “Preparing the Battlefield” that the U.S. is cooperating with their anti-Iranian terrorist asset, Saudi Arabia, in order to fund radical, Al Qaeda-linked, Sunni-groups like the Jundallah to destabilize and destroy Iran as a viable geopolitical opponent. Al Qaeda, directed by the Saudis in cooperation with western geopolitical objectives, has been leveraged as a “Swiss army knife of destabilization” across the Middle East in the fake “war on terror” as Seymour Hersh exposed in another report titled “The Redirection” published in 2007.

In that report, Hersh reveals that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have been working since 2007 to destabilize Syria and Lebanon with a proxy-war wave of sectarian-extremists currently being marketed in the media as a “political uprising” and a “revolution”. This is different from the legitimate internal political opposition in Syria that maintains distinctiveness from the extremist and terrorist elements that clearly constitute the bulk of the “Syrian rebels” supported by the west. In “The Redirection”, Seymour Hersh states:

To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda… [Saudi Arabia’s Prince] Bandar and other Saudis have assured the White House that “they will keep a very close eye on the religious fundamentalists. Their message to us was ‘We’ve created this movement, and we can control it.’ It’s not that we don’t want the Salafis [Al Qaeda] to throw bombs; it’s who they throw them at—Hezbollah, Moqtada al-Sadr, Iran, and at the Syrians, if they continue to work with Hezbollah and Iran.

NGOs and “System Administrators”: Trojan Horses for International Subversion

The role of “system administrators” was a crucial element in both the British Empire and the current globalist system when coming from the “humanitarian” angle. During the days of the British Empire, system administrators were networks created by the financial ruling class of the empire that served to further the empire, sometimes under the guise of altruistic or religious covers. A case study of this can be found in the invaluable work of Trevor Reese’s book Colonial Georgia: A Study in British Imperial Policy in the Eighteenth Century which documents the foundation of what is now the U.S. State of Georgia in 1733 in context to British imperial policy and mercantilism. The “Georgia Trustees” group was pivotal in the founding of Georgia by mobilizing insolvent debtors from London prisons to Georgia on behalf of the empire. In the study by Trevor Reese, it is demonstrated that those behind groups such as the Georgia Trustees were always the financial elite in London using such fronts to dictate people’s destinies on their behalf, regardless of the outcomes. Reese notes that, “The dependence of Georgia on the continual assistance of the United Kingdom was some justification for regarding it more as British property than as an individual entity within itself.

There was never any idea of the colony’s being other than subordinate and contributory to the welfare of its mother-country.” (Reese 38). Modern-day empire treats its global “civil society” networks throughout various countries in a similar manner. Georgia also lacked manufacturing which made it foundationally dependent on the mother country as was to be expected in the mercantilist system, thus curtailing their freedom through the absence of self-sufficiency and imperial dependency (121).

The modern reincarnation of the “Georgia Trustees” is seen in the role of corporate-financier funded, western-tied international “non-governmental organizations” (NGOs). NGOs serve as networks of intrusion into sovereign nations’ institutions with the intent of absorbing those nations into the agenda of the international consensus of Wall Street and London. This is not merely a cynical analysis born of speculation but openly admitted by Pentagon strategist Thomas Barnett at 2008 TED talk. He talks of reforming the U.S. military force into the “U.S.-enabled Leviathan force” which includes military assets to tear down targeted institutions and also creating an army of “system administrators” like NGOs, international organizations, and contractors to “build in the swath of destruction” a network favorable to western interests. NGOs have been prominent in triggering the U.S. engineered Arab Spring as an admitted geopolitical stunt designed to contain Russian and Chinese economic interests and establish a front of proxy governments as geopolitical analysts like William Engdahl have noted; this modus operandi has been documented and dubbed the “ The Revolution Business” by Journeyman Pictures. It utilizes subversive NGOs like CANVAS, run by Srdja Popovic, to train hordes of activists to target and dismantle governments of various natures that do not comply with the prevailing corporatist geopolitical interests, in conjunction with a treasonous US State Department. The “Arab Spring” is an overtly documented case of such machinations under the pretext of nonviolent resistance and in Syria and Libya’s case, armed terrorist insurrection.

That is not to say that there were not legitimate grievances throughout the Arab world that led well-intentioned people to protest but the collective energies of these people were siphoned off and directed as a “Swiss army knife” of destabilization not in pursuit of their own interests but in the interests of the disingenuous leaders who lorded over them. In Egypt, that leader was Mohammad ElBaradei who feigned anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiments while being part of the International Crisis Group (ICG), the previously-mentioned US foreign policy think-tank funded by the Fortune-500 and notorious for international subversion of many shapes and for the same policies of America and Israel he criticized for political leverage. It is funded by people from the Carnegie Corporation, Morgan Stanley, Open Society Institute, Deutsche Bank Group, and McKinsey & Company to Chevron and Shell. The ICG also hosts the likes of the previously mentioned Zbigniew Brzezinski and General Wesley Clark

ICG has been involved in fomenting street violence in Thailand (full history here) in an attempt to reinstall renegade criminal Thaksin Shinawatra into office on behalf of his Fortune-500 backers, exploiting “socialist” ideology to build a support base among Thai peasants through populist handouts. This is not to mention his attempt to push through the Thai parliament without approval a “US-Thailand Free Trade Agreement” written in a manner that would open up Thailand’s indigenous markets to corporate plundering. Thaksin was also the imperialist proxy-of-choice to remake Thailand as a bulwark against Chinese interests in Southeast Asia and create an environment favorable to western interests.

In the wake of the Arab Spring, a similar maneuver would be conducted against Tunisia and Egypt. Tunisia’s “activist” leader and later president, Moncef Marzouki, would be directly tied to the Soros funded “International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)” and also the US state department through the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) which is the closest modern equivalent to the “Georgia Trustees” and would toe the line of western policy against Syria as well as providing a doorway into his nation for western interests. This is only scratching the surface of the crisscrossing and interlocking lines of compromised interests who, from Tunisia to Thailand, sought full spectrum dominance in Eurasia.

While such groups like NED, FIDH, and their many outlets thrive on the basis of humanitarian concerns and altruism, they always end up being funded by disingenuous corporate-interests and individuals like George Soros, who was found to be behind the NGOs writing Egypt’s post-“revolution” constitution. Not everyone involved at the lower level of western-tied activist groups is disingenuous in intention but the efforts of well-intentioned people are exploited to push forward an agenda in the makings of its financial masters and leaders and not the people. As in the case of Amnesty International, blatant factual manipulation is used to demonize, for example, Russia’s stance on Syria; Amnesty International has been used as a tool to bolster western geopolitical objectives, irrespective of the facts on the ground and with glaring and deliberate omissions on who truly is commandeering the bulk of atrocities around the world. Such groups end up interlocking with other corporate-funded foundations and think tanks from the Council on Foreign Relations to the Brookings Institute just like the Georgia Trustees and colonial networks interlocked with the Board of Trade in London during the height of the British Empire.

Self-Sufficiency and Technology: The Keys to Lasting and Active Liberty

A final point of comparison revolves around the manner in which the British Empire was dismantled and the promise that it holds to dismantling the current imperialist system. The key lies in boycotting the corrupt system and its corporate backbone and building self-sufficient communities outside of it. The American Revolution was more than simply the war that made it possible. Rather, the colonists realized the oppressiveness of the British imperialist system and refused to play into both its economic and political game. The colonialists boycotted the exploitative imperialist racket of mercantilism during what was called the “nonimportation movement.” Communities collaborated locally to produce “homespun” clothing and build up their own economic dependence, causing much ire for the Crown and British merchants (Tindall 186). The First Continental Congress adopted the Continental Association of 1774 which sought to galvanize communities into forming committees dedicated to the absolute boycott of British goods, enraging King George III. It was these drives of the colonists to free themselves from the imperialist system that truly granted the Americans victory. As George Brown Tindall and David Emory Shi eloquently note in their book America: A Narrative History:

Such efforts to gain economic self-sufficiency helped bind the diverse colonies by ropes of shared resistance. Thousands of ordinary men and women participated in the boycott of British goods, and their sacrifices on behalf of colonial liberties provided the momentum leading to revolution. For all the attention given to colonial leaders such as Sam Adams and Thomas Jefferson, it was common people who enforced the boycott, volunteered in “Rebel” militia units, attended town meetings, and increasingly exerted pressure on royal officials in the colonies. The “Founding Fathers” (a phrase coined in 1916) could not have led the Revolutionary movement without such widespread popular support. As the people of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Declared in a petition, “We have always believed that the people are the fountains of power.” (193)

Tony Cartalucci capitalizes on this point in his ideologies against the current system of globalization and corporatist-driven economic interdependency and relates these principles to the modern era and the destructive nature of centralized big retail. He notes that the “founding fathers did not drink British tea” and that by declaring their independence, the colonialists were already free and independent men and that the coming war was the means by which they would defend their independence, not achieve it. The colonists invested in their own infrastructure and sought to assert their independence through will and effort.

Likewise, we must individually recognize the corporations perpetuating global subversion and imperialism as well as exploiting low-wage labor oversees and actively work to boycott and replace them with viable, local, decentralized options. Technology now exists to make any nation self-sufficient and independent as opposed to the corporate-financier alternative of existential interdependency and unipolar control. We need an alternative economic model with emphasis on individual enterprise and technological investment being used locally and in politically-conscious, self-sufficient communities leveraging such technology to break their dependence on destructive monopolies and tip the balance in their favor.

That is not to say that we must start making our own cloths and revert back to pre-industrial habits. On the contrary, this vision involves the active leveraging of the latest cutting-edge of technology by both communities and nations as a whole to build educated people and use that technology to solve local problems and national problems pragmatically instead of relying on the illusions of parasitic corporations and endless, co-opted political “theaters”. There is the growing “personal fabrication” movement as envisioned by MIT’s Dr. Neil Gershenfeld that could revolutionize production and enterprise. Gershenfeld states that, “the other 5 billion people on the planet aren’t just technical ‘sinks,’ they are ‘sources.’ The real opportunity is to harness the inventive power of the world to locally design and produce solutions to local problems”. He notes how this has been legally impeded by corporate-interests seeking to preserve their influence.

The “Do-It-Yourself” movement is spurring individual and community-centered enterprise and development and is prodding humanity along into a new industrial revolution, one where power will be decentralized by the means of technology and wealth redistributed, not through government subsidies, but through “individual enterprise” and “entrepreneurship and collaboration” (see “Decentralize Big Retail”). We must cut off the “globalists” from their support base among the misguided masses, stop playing into their media propaganda game, and build up our own infrastructure and communities to answer to our own demands and not that of the Fortune 500.

Reality demonstrates the truth of Vincent Harlow’s observation, especially with regards to the subversive role empire has played and continues to play in the world today. Whether it is through the function of empire, the role of system administrators or even the keys to its dismantling, reality echoes the same theme.

Enslavement is the end game of imperialism but truth is present among the constant lies fed to humanity by a compromised mass media. Truth offers the key to freedom and that freedom is what comes when one is able to recognize the lies and workings of a rebranded form of empire. People must unite in knowledge and concern for the affairs of their nation and actively work to expose establishment lies, invest in their communities, and build the backbones of a self-sufficient nation in the image of the people. RED LETTERS BY OLDOG

Copyright © 2013 Global Research

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TPP: High Treason! Obama’s Secret Meeting to Give Corporations Ultimate Power PLUS: TPPs Intellectual Property section also boosts GMO and drug monopolies

11/18/2013

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/tpp-high-treason-obamas-secret-meeting.html

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Ok, I get it. Many of you are too busy to read and learn about the things that are destroying our country, so, here is a 10:50 sec video that will send you into fits, and show what a traitor OBUMA is.

 http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/tpp-high-treason-obamas-secret-meeting.html

 The trans Pacific Partnership will close the door on freedom forever!

 Before long you will have to get a doctors permission slip to have sex with your wife, husband, boy-girl friend, butt buddy, or animal. As there are no-longer any social taboos. They don’t care what or who, as long as they can charge for permission.

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TPPs Intellectual Property section also boosts GMO and drug monopolies

 http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/tpps-intellectual-property-section-also.html

 By Rady Ananda

If you think the Monsanto Protection Act was bad, watch out for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multilateral trade agreement being negotiated in secret, which subverts national sovereignty for corporate rule.
On Nov. 13, WikiLeaks released the August version of a section of the TPP, the Intellectual Property chapter, which addresses not only traditional creative copyrights, but also genetic and pharmaceutical patents, as well as surgical procedures.

The still-secret latest version will be negotiated in Salt Lake City, Utah from Nov. 19-24. A protest is planned for noon on Nov. 19 at the host site, the Grand America Hotel.

The TPP forbids a member nation from passing any laws not “consistent with the provisions of this Chapter.” In the version provided by WikiLeaks, we see which nations propose or object to specific terms. None of these countries object to supplanting national laws with the TPP.

Built on the 1994 TRIPS Agreement (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights), the leaked chapter of the TPP came from the 19th Round of Negotiations at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, and also covers the prosecution of copyright or intellectual property infringements or violations, criminalizing such infringements and requiring imprisonment for what is now a civil matter.

WikiLeaks’ Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange describes the terms as creating a “patent prosecution highway.”

The Intellectual Property chapter (or here) devotes 21 pages to patents for drugs and genes; copyrights cover 16 pages, enforcement covers 24 pages, with the final section of 15 pages addressing how they plan to punish internet service providers whose clients violate the new IP rules. Assange remarked:

If instituted, the TPP’s IP regime would trample over individual rights and free expression, as well as ride roughshod over the intellectual and creative commons. If you read, write, publish, think, listen, dance, sing or invent; if you farm or consume food; if you’re ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs.

Thom Hartmann’s read of the TPP IP chapter leads him to conclude, “The provisions would stifle innovation, creativity, and information sharing, all under the guise of protecting intellectual property.”

While much ink has gone to the TPP’s squashing of internet freedom, the IP chapter also threatens biological diversity by forcing trade in genetically modified organisms. It fast-tracks patent approval and forbids nations from banning genetically modified organisms solely on the grounds that it already bans them.

Assange characterizes the IP chapter as being “all about extending the monopoly rights of companies like Monsanto.”

Yves Smith (Naked Capitalism) believes the TPP will not only kill the internet, but will also, literally, kill people, asserting, “that statement is not an exaggeration”:

The intent is to strengthen America’s aggressive patent regime and require foreign countries to comply with it. For instance, the FDA considers minor changes in existing drugs, such as developing an extended release version so that a medication need be taking only once a day, to be a “new drug application” and will extend patents based on that. The draft also would severely limit the use of generics. Higher prices will restrict drug use and is certain to have adverse health consequences for some, potentially many, citizens.

Even surgical procedures will now be patented, a move that will spike the cost and limit access to needed healthcare to those with the means to afford patented surgery.

An earlier Naked Capitalism piece revealed that the lead negotiator from Chile abruptly resigned last May for the threat the TPP poses to national sovereignty. Rodrigo Contreras warns:

It will restrict our development options in health and education, in biological and cultural diversity, and in the design of public policies and the transformation of our economies.

Biological diversity goes directly to genetic patents, where Monsanto and other biotech companies tweak a plant that indigenous people have bred over thousands of years to its present day perfection, and then claim it as their own invention simply because they spliced a gene into it. That’s like me painting your house and calling it my own.

By the way, if I happen to splash some paint on the neighbor’s grass, she’ll have to pay me for stealing my paint – that’s the state of judicial rulings on genetic contamination in the US. With biotech firms unable to prevent genetic contamination and the TPP fast-tracking patent approval, all food will become contaminated, and our bodily and environmental health will worsen with all the toxic chemicals requisite to GM crops.

This is partly why the Chilean negotiator’s resignation is so important. Smith explains:

For a former insider like Contreras, this is a statement of principle that comes at considerable personal cost. Remember, he has spent over two decades as a diplomat, most recently in a very senior role. Even though his comments might seem understated to some readers, his call to Latin American negotiators has deep-sixed his chances of getting another senior government role or being retained by large companies as a lobbyist or advisor.

That’s a pretty serious sacrifice to make, when objecting to mere trade rules.

The trade generated by the 12 TPP nations, Assange says, accounts for 40% of the world’s economy. When coupled with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), both agreements will control 60% of the global economy in ways that enhance monopoly control and impose the controversial GM-foods on member nations.

The Chilean negotiator further warned that the TPP “will also generate pressures from increasingly active social movements, who are not willing to grant a pass to governments that accept an outcome of the TPP negotiations that limits possibilities to increase the prosperity and well-being of our countries.”

One certainly hopes, anyway.

My read of the IP chapter finds no mechanisms for individual citizens to assert personal sovereignty or reject any of the terms of these agreements. It’s like we don’t exist in the corporate mind, though 800 million people live in the TPP nations. Dave Johnson warns, “if you don’t have a seat at the table, you are on the table.”

The next round of TPP negotiations is set for Nov. 19-24 in Salt Lake City, Utah. People can join the Nov. 19 protest in Salt Lake City, as well as the “global day of protest planned for December 3against not only the TPP but also the WTO and all toxic trade agreements,” as AP recentlyreported.

Starting at about 24:50 in the video below, rapper Rene de Calle asks Assange about Wikileaks’ latest release:

Current TPP members comprise the US, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, and Brunei (a tiny kingdom on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia). The TPP excludes China, which some believe is the raison d’être for the agreement – so that the US gains economic dominance in Asia.

But it’s much worse than that; the Trans-Pacific Partnership represents corporate domination over national and individual sovereignty, food sovereignty, creative freedom, healthcare access, and the environment, replacing laws passed by elected representatives with rules developed in secret by corporations unaccountable to the people, but impacted by them.

Rady Ananda is the creator of Food Freedom News and COTO Report, Rady Ananda’s work has appeared in several online and print publications, including four books. With a B.S. in Natural Resources from Ohio State University’s School of Agriculture, Rady tweets @geobear7 and @RadysRant.

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The individual vs. the planned society

11/16/2013

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/the-individual-vs-planned-society.html

By Jon Rappoport

At the outbreak of World War 2, the Council on Foreign Relations began making plans for the post-war world.
The question it posed was this: could America exist as a self-sufficient nation, or would it have to go outside its borders for vital resources?

Predictably, the answer was: imperial empire.

The US would not only need to obtain natural resources abroad, it would have to embark on endless conquest to assure continued access.
The CFR, of course, wasn’t just some think tank. It was connected to the highest levels of US government, through the State Department. A front for Rockefeller interests, it actually stood above the government.

Behind all its machinations was the presumption that planned societies were the future of the planet. Not open societies.

Through wars, clandestine operations, legislation, treaties, manipulation of nations’ debt, control of banks and money supplies, countries could be turned into “managed units.”

Increasingly, the populations of countries would be regulated and directed and held in thrall to the State.

And the individual? He would go the way of other extinct species.

For several decades, the pseudo-discipline called “social science” had been turning out reams of studies and reports on tribes, societal groupings, and so-called classes of people.

Deeply embedded in the social sciences were psychological warfare specialists who, after World War 2, emerged with a new academic status and new field of study: mass communications.

Their objective? The broadcasting of messages that would, in accordance with political goals, provoke hostility or pacified acceptance in the masses.

Hostility in support of new wars; acceptance of greater domestic government control.

Nowhere in these formulas was the individual protected. He was considered a wild card, a loose cannon, and he needed to be demeaned, made an outsider, and characterized as a criminal who opposed the needs of the collective.

As the years and decades passed, this notion of the collective and its requirements, in a “humane civilization,” expanded. Never mind that out of view, the rich were getting richer and poor were getting poorer. That fact was downplayed, and the cover story– “share and care” —took center stage.

On every level of society, people were urged to think of themselves as part of a greater group. The individual and his hopes, his unique dreams, his desires and energies, his determination and will power…all these were portrayed as relics of an unworkable and deluded past.

In many case, lone pioneers who were innovating in directions that could, in fact, benefit all of humanity, were absorbed into the one body of the collective, heralded as humane…and then dumped on the side of the road with their inventions.

Their breakthroughs could upset favored monopolies and actually elevate the lives of people. Therefore, men like Tesla and Buckminster Fuller had to be buried.

In other cases, there was very little praise before burial. Wilhelm Reich, Dr. William Frederick Koch, Royal Rife.

In the planned society, no one rises above the mass, except those men who run and operate and propagandize the mass.

In order to affect the illusion of individual success, as a kind of safety valve for the yearnings of millions of people, the cult of celebrity emerged. But even there, extraordinary tales of rise and then precipitous fall, glory and then humiliation, were and are presented as cautionary melodramas.

The onrush of technocracy gears its wild promises to genetic manipulation, brain-machine interfaces, and other automatic downloads assuring “greater life.” No effort required. Plug in, and ascend to new heights.

If the individual has any place in this future, it is: working at a job, keeping his or her head down, supporting the family, gradually wearing down, and dying. In more and more cases, the job is within, or attached to, government.

Freedom? Independence? Old flickering dreams vicariously viewed on a screen.

Individual greatness, imagination, creative power? A sunken galleon loaded with treasure that, upon closer investigation, was never there to begin with.

The plan is all that is important. The plan involves universal surveillance, in order to map the lives of billions of people, move by move. In order to design systems of control within which those billions live, day to day.

But the worst outcome of all is: the individual cannot even conceive of his own life and future in large terms. The individual responds to tighter and control with a shrug, as if to say, “What difference does it make?”

He has bought the collectivist package. His own uniqueness and inner resources are submerged under layers of passive acceptance of the consensus.

And make no mistake about it, this consensus reality, for all its exaltation of the group, is not heraldic in any sense. The propagandized veneer covers a cynical exploitation of every man, woman, and child.

Strapped by an amnesia about his own freedom and what it can truly mean, the individual opts for a place in the collective gloom. He may grumble and complain, but he fits in.

He can’t remember another possibility.

Every enterprise in which he finds himself turns out to be a pale copy of the real thing.

This is why I have been so critical of the recent ballot initiatives urging labeling of genetically modified food. The group, in this case, is the mass of consumers, people who buy. This is the apotheosis of a movement against a titan, a monster, Monsanto. “Know what you buy, know what you eat, and we will triumph over evil.”

The prospect of victory on these terms is, in the long run, non-existent. Why? Because the deep energies and power and desire for freedom remain untapped.

Based on supposed knowledge of what works in the political arena, the men who have been dictating the terms of the “good message” are shortchanging this opportunity.

As businessmen, they are tuned to the marketplace. But that is not where this struggle really lives. It lives in the hidden places of every repressed individual who wants out, who wants to come back to himself, who wants to stride out on a stage and take the battle to the enemy.

And these failed political campaigns are an example of what millions of people in this country want on a much broader level.

They want freedom and power again. They want to feel alive. They want to feel they’re fighting and winning in the true space where the heart and soul of the struggle can be experienced in the deepest way, where their own amnesia shatters and they remember who they are and they see what evil is trying to accomplish, in order to keep them in a trance.

When a political campaign taps into that, it will have legs. It will have legs and wings, it will mean something about victory in this stolen nation.

And it will mean that the extinct individual returns.

Jon Rappoport is the author of two explosive collections, The Matrix Revealed and Exit From the Matrix, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Every so often I run across an article that makes my mind hum like a bee, and my heart pumps like a man in combat. This is one of them, because whenever I contemplate the return of the individual, I experience a joy indescribable. Sadly, the bulk of society has little interest in individualism, as they have swallowed the wrong pill long ago, and do not remember what real self-pride is. It’s akin to inventing something that restores life to a loved one. To be voted the most admired person in a large group; to find a fortune in diamonds or gold from years of sustained back-breaking effort. To meet God, face to face without debilitating fear. If you still have an overpowering sense of individualism and detest the collective mind set, consider yourself as rich as the Rothschild’s.

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The People Can Defeat the Trans Pacific Partnership

11/15/2013

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/the-people-can-defeat-trans-pacific.html

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

Momentum is growing in the campaign to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Yesterday, the TPP was dealt two blows. Each could be lethal but the TPP, and its Atlantic counterpart, called TAFTA, are not dead yet. It is time for the movement of movements that formed to oppose the TPP to stand in solidarity, defeat these agreements and end the era of rigged corporate trade.
Yesterday’s first blow came from WikiLeaks, showing once again that when government works in secret with big corporations, exposure by whistleblowers is critical to changing the corrupt direction of government and the economy. WikiLeaks published the full text of the intellectual property chapter; the leaked document included the positions of all the parties. It will take time for all the corporate rigging in this lengthy document to be understood, but already it is evident that Internet freedom will be curtailed, access to healthcare will become more expensive and access to information will be undermined.

This is not the first leak of TPP text. Previous leaks are consistent with the WikiLeaks leak – enhanced corporate power that puts profits before the needs of the people and the protection of the planet. The Wikileaks release shows that the United States is by far the most aggressive advocate for trans-national corporate interests, often isolated in pushing for harmful policies.

The second blow came from members of the U.S. House of Representatives. In recent days, several letters were sent to President Obama opposing Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority. Fast Track undermines Congress’ responsibility under the Commerce Clause to regulate trade between nations by allowing the president to sign the agreement before Congress even sees it. The letters made public on November 13th demonstrate broad bi-partisan opposition to Fast Track with 179 Members signing at least one of the three letters.

letter spearheaded by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) garnered the support of three-quarters of House Democrats with 151 Members telling President Obama they oppose Fast Track, writing:

we will oppose ‘Fast Track’ Trade Promotion Authority or any other mechanism delegating Congress’ constitutional authority over trade policy that continues to exclude us from having a meaningful role in the formative stages of trade agreements and throughout negotiating and approval processes.

Important leaders of the Democratic Party signed the letter including 18 out of 21 Ranking Members who would chair committees if the Democrats were in the majority. This means that to pursue Fast Track authority, President Obama will need to challenge three-quarters of his own party.

But, that is not all. In another letter, organized by Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and signed by 12 of the 16 Democratic Party members of the Ways and Means Committee, which is primarily responsible for Fast Track legislation, members expressed opposition to Fast Track unless it was radically different from previous grants of authority. The letter says it “cannot just be an extension of earlier trade promotion authorities. Any new proposed TPA must . . . ensure Congress plays a more meaningful role in the negotiating process.”

And, the opposition is bi-partisan. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) drafted a letter signed by 23 Republicans. The Republican letter emphasized that Congress has the “exclusive authority to set the terms of trade.” Further, “The Founders established this clear check and balance to prevent the president from unilaterally negotiating with foreign nations and imposing trade policies that Congress would deem to be against the national interest.” They write that they refuse to “cede our constitutional authority to the executive” through Fast Track.

These are just the latest problems in the quest for Fast Track, indeed a bill has yet to be introduced. The previous US Trade RepresentativeRon Kirk, said in 2012 “We’ve got to have it.” He wanted the authority by the end of 2012. In April, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) promised Obama Fast Track by June of 2013. The broad bi-partisan opposition announced this week shows that winning Fast Track has very little support in Congress. In fact, the letters may be the death knell for such legislation.

The WikiLeaks documents show there is a lot of division among the negotiating nations with important disagreements on key aspects of the text. Without Fast Track to guarantee passage of the TPP, these nations will be even less likely to agree to demands by the U.S. Further, Asian countries are negotiating their own competing agreement, which does not include the United States but, unlike the TPP, does include China.

Latin American countries are also speaking out against the TPP. Earlier this year, Rodrigo Contreras, Chile’s lead TPP negotiator quit to warn people of the dangers of the TPP – highlighting how big financial institutions will dominate their governments and how the TPP “will become a threat for our countries: It will restrict our development options in health and education, in biological and cultural diversity, and in the design of public policies and the transformation of our economies. It will also generate pressures from increasingly active social movements, who are not willing to grant a pass to governments that accept an outcome of the TPP negotiations that limits possibilities to increase the prosperity and well-being of our countries.” And, recently theParliament of Peru passed a resolution “requesting that the government open a ‘public, political, and technical debate’ on the binding rules being negotiated in the TPP.”

In the United States, cities and counties are beginning to pass TPP Free Zones, saying they will not obey the TPP if it becomes law. These local governments are concerned with provisions that would not allow them to give preference to buying local, buying U.S. made goods or other provisions that undermine their sovereignty.

In addition to opposition in the U.S. government and foreign governments, a mass citizen uprising is developing against the TPP. There have been large protests in many of the countries involved in the negotiations as well as in the United States. The night before the Wikileaks documents were released, 13 cities did visibility protests opposing the TPP in light shows. In September we joined with activists in Washington, DC in a series of protests, includingcovering the office building of the US Trade Representative in banners to expose their secret trade agreement. Protests are scheduled for Salt Lake City, UT on November 19th where lead negotiators from 12 countries will hold meetings. A global day of protest is planned for December 3 against not only the TPP but also the WTO and all toxic trade agreements.

The TPP is running into resistance in Congress, local governments and among Pacific nations in Asia and Latin America; and by people who oppose the agreement all over the world. This is part of a growing movement of movements – all of the movements impacted by corporate trade, e.g. labor, environmental, Internet freedom, healthcare, food sovereignty, immigrant’s rights, banking regulation – are joining together to defeat it.

The people are winning. Fourteen trade agreements have been stopped in the last 14 years and as Tom Donohue of the US Chamber of Commerce wrote this week “the WTO has not concluded a single new multilateral trade agreement since it was created in 1995.” Mass protest against rigged corporate trade agreements can end the experiment in trade that puts profits ahead of the people and planet.

We are on the verge of defeating Fast Track. It is important that we keep the pressure on Congress. Neither the TPP nor TAFTA will become law if people learn what is in them and Congress fulfills its constitutional responsibility to review their impact. Denying the President Fast Track is the essential step to defeat both of these agreements.

Once we defeat Fast Track and prevent TPP and TAFTA from becoming law, we need to remain in solidarity and work to transform trade so it becomes “fair” trade that puts the necessities of the people and the protection of the planet first. The people will have firmly established that they will not tolerate rigged corporate trade deals. If corporations want to see trade between nations, they need a new approach – transparent, participatory and fair – with new goals of serving the people and planet.

To get involved in the campaign to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership visithttp://www.FlushTheTPP.org.

Kevin Zeese, JD and Margaret Flowers, MD are participants in PopularResistance.org; they co-direct It’s Our Economy and co-host Clearing the FOG shown on UStream TV and heard on radio. Their twitters are @KBZeese and MFlowers8

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What Is The Real Agenda Of The American Police State?

11/14/2013

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/11/13/real-agenda-american-police-state-paul-craig-roberts/

By Paul Craig Roberts

In my last column I emphasized that it was important for American citizens to demand to know what the real agendas are behind the wars of choice by the Bush and Obama regimes. These are major long term wars each lasting two to three times as long as World War II. Forbes reports that one million US soldiers have been injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccaruiz/2013/11/04/report-a-million-veterans-injured-in-iraq-afghanistan-wars/

RT reports that the cost of keeping each US soldier in Afghanistan has risen from $1.3 million per soldier to $2.1 million per soldier. http://rt.com/usa/us-afghanistan-pentagon-troops-budget-721/

Matthew J. Nasuti reports in the Kabul Press that it cost US taxpayers $50 million to kill one Taliban soldier. That means it cost $1 billion to kill 20 Taliban fighters. http://kabulpress.org/my/spip.php?article32304

This is a war that can be won only at the cost of the total bankruptcy of the United States.

Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes have estimated that the current out-of-pocket and already incurred future costs of the Afghan and Iraq wars is at least $6 trillion.

In other words, it is the cost of these two wars that explain the explosion of the US public debt and the economic and political problems associated with this large debt.

What has America gained in return for $6 trillion and one million injured soldiers, many very severely?

In Iraq there is now an Islamist Shia regime allied with Iran in place of a secular Sunni regime that was an enemy of Iran, one as dictatorial as the other, presiding over war ruins, ongoing violence as high as during the attempted US occupation, and extraordinary birth defects from the toxic substances associated with the US invasion and occupation.

In Afghanistan there is an undefeated and apparently undefeatable Taliban and a revived drug trade that is flooding the Western world with drugs.

The icing on these Bush and Obama “successes” are demands from around the world that Americans and former British PM Tony Blair be held accountable for their war crimes. Certainly, Washington’s reputation has plummeted as a result of these two wars. No governments anywhere are any longer sufficiently gullible as to believe anything that Washington says.

These are huge costs for wars for which we have no explanation.

The Bush/Obama regimes have come up with various cover stories: a “war on terror,”
“we have to kill them over there before they come over here,” “weapons of mass destruction,” revenge for 9/11, Osama bin Laden (who died of his illnesses in December 2001 as was widely reported at the time).

None of these explanations are viable. Neither the Taliban nor Saddam Hussein were engaged in terrorism in the US. As the weapons inspectors informed the Bush regime, there were no WMD in Iraq. Invading Muslim countries and slaughtering civilians is more likely to create terrorists than to suppress them. According to the official story, the 9/11 hijackers and Osama bin Laden were Saudi Arabians, not Afghans or Iraqis. Yet it wasn’t Saudi Arabia that was invaded.

Democracy and accountable government simply does not exist when the executive branch can take a country to wars in behalf of secret agendas operating behind cover stories that are transparent lies.

It is just as important to ask these same questions about the agenda of the US police state.

Why have Bush and Obama removed the protection of law as a shield of the people and turned law into a weapon in the hands of the executive branch? How are Americans made safer by the overthrow of their civil liberties? Indefinite detention and execution without due process of law are the hallmarks of the tyrannical state. They are terrorism, not a protection against terrorism.

Why is every communication of every American and apparently the communications of most other people in the world, including Washington’s most trusted European allies, subject to being intercepted and stored in a gigantic police state database?

How does this protect Americans from terrorists?

Why is it necessary for Washington to attack the freedom of the press and speech, to run roughshod over the legislation that protects whistleblowers such as Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, to criminalize dissent and protests, and to threaten journalists such as Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, and Fox News reporter James Rosen?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/opinion/another-chilling-leak-investigation.html?_r=0

How does keeping citizens ignorant of their government’s crimes make citizens safe from terrorists?

These persecutions of truth-tellers have nothing whatsoever to do with “national security” and “keeping Americans safe from terrorists.” The only purpose of these persecutions is to protect the executive branch from having its crimes revealed. Some of Washington’s crimes are so horrendous that the International Criminal Court would issue a death sentence if those guilty could be brought to trial. A government that will destroy the constitutional protections of free speech and a free press in order to prevent its criminal actions from being disclosed is a tyrannical government.

One hesitates to ask these questions and to make even the most obvious remarks out of fear not only of being put on a watch list and framed on some charge or the other, but also out of fear that such questions might provoke a false flag attack that could be used to justify the police state that has been put in place.

Perhaps that was what the Boston Marathon Bombing was. Evidence of the two brothers’ guilt has taken backseat to the government’s claims. There is nothing new about government frame-ups of patsies. What is new and unprecedented is the lockdown of Boston and its suburbs, the appearance of 10,000 heavily armed troops and tanks to patrol the streets and search without warrants the homes of citizens, all in the name of protecting the public from one wounded 19 year old kid.

Not only has nothing like this ever before happened in the US, but also it could not have been organized on the spur of the moment. It had to have been already in place waiting for the event. This was a trial run for what is to come.

Unaware Americans, especially gullible “law and order conservatives,” have no idea about the militarization of even their local police. I have watched local police forces train at gun clubs. The police are taught to shoot first not once but many times, to protect their lives first at all costs, and not to risk their lives by asking questions. This is why the 13-year old kid with the toy rifle was shot to pieces. Questioning would have revealed that it was a toy gun, but questioning the “suspect” might have endangered the precious police who are trained to take no risks whatsoever.

The police operate according to Obama’s presidential kill power: murder first then create a case against the victim.

In other words, dear American citizen, you life is worth nothing, but the police whom you pay, are not only unaccountable but also their lives are invaluable. If you get killed in their line of duty, it is no big deal. But don’t you injure a police goon thug in an act of self-defense. I mean, who do you think you are, some kind of mythical free American with rights?

Further reading:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/11/clemency-for-torturers-but-not-for-edward-snowden/281142/

http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/innocent-man-given-anal-cavity-search-colonoscopy-after-rolling-through-a-stop-sign/

http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/police-tased-arrested-father-as-he-tried-to-save-his-3-year-old-son-from-house-fire/

http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/tube-fed-3-year-old-treated-like-terrorist-by-tsa-family-misses-flight/

http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/john-geer-shot-by-police/

http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/300-pound-officer-shoots-12-pound-terrier-claims-it-threatened-his-life/

http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/innocent-citizens-held-at-gunpoint-in-terrifying-california-checkpoints/

http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/police-perform-simulated-drug-raid-on-5th-graders-child-attacked-by-police-dog/

http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/john-pike-gets-compensation-for-emotional-suffering/

http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/13-year-old-shot-death-police-open-carrying-toy-rifle/

http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/dallas-police-opened-fire-on-unarmed-man-as-he-stood-in-his-doorway/

http://on.rt.com/6w2jqo

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36833.htm

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Of all the atrocities these scumbags in D.C. have committed, converting our law officers into wanta be killers is the lowest thing possible. To turn such an honorable profession into a bunch of murderers is worst than baby rape. I wonder if it’s possible to convert these scumbag cops into baby rapers. Considering how low they have descended, it’s probably possible.

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Grid EX II and Martial Law Using Foreign Mercenaries

11/13/2013

http://thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/11/11/grid-ex-ii-and-martial-law-using-foreign-mercenaries/

 By Dave Hodges

The upcoming Grid EX II drill, taking place on November 13th, is ostensibly designed to simulate a power grid take down which would endanger the safety of millions of Americans. The two primary goals of the drill consist of preparations for an attack upon the grid and the use of foreign military assets to support the drill. The scenario is premised on the notion that the attacks will be primarily nuclear in origin.

ONE

Many have been wondering if the November 13th Grid EX II drill is going to result in a false flag attack in which the power grid of United States will be taken down and martial law will be implemented and enforced through the use of foreign mercenaries.

Certainly, the false flag nature of the 9/11 attacks, the 7/7 London bombings and the Boston Marathon bombings certainly provides some degree of credence to these suspicions. However, I’ve been wondering if the Grid Ex drill would be the same as the Boston Marathon bombings. The answer is both yes and no, but first let’s look at the requisite and related background facts.

“We Can No Longer Just Depend On Our Military…”

Presidential candidate, Obama, made a bold 2008 campaign announcement regarding the use of private assets (i.e. Brown Shirts) in order to fulfill his national security goals as he made the following statement:

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

There are some campaign promises that this president has fulfilled. It is clear, in the present context, that Obama was promising to raise an army of “Brown Shirts” that “would be just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded”. This civilian national security force is a three-headed monster. DHS, along with its acquisition of 2.2 billion rounds of ammunition and its 2700 armored personnel carriers, is the executive head of this new army of unconstitutional thugs which will head the upcoming martial law enforcement troops. The other two parts of this force would be the Chinese and Russian soldiers who are presently training on American soil during the upcoming Grid EX II drill. I have just described the composition of the new martial law enforcement army and all of us should be highly concerned.

The Russians Are Our Enemy!

TWO

Several weeks ago on my talk show, I posed the open question as to why FEMA would sign a bilateral agreement with the Russian military to permit Russians to train on American soil. My most immediate concern has to do with the fact that Russians have repeatedly threatened to nuke the United States if we invaded Syria or Iran in the fall of 2012. I also raised the point that FEMA is a Federal agency designed to respond to natural disasters. Why would we need the Russian military to help us with a response to a natural disaster? Are the National Guard units going to be disbanded? Has our military grown so inept that they cannot be counted on? Or, is it more likely that the Russians will not hesitate to fire on American citizens during a martial law crackdown, subsequent gun confiscation as well as the deportation of dissident Americans to re-education camps?

The following is a quote from the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry:

“The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and the USA Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are going to exchange experts during joint rescue operations in major disasters. This is provided by a protocol of the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission Working Group on Emergency Situations and seventeenth meeting of Joint U.S.-Russia Cooperation Committee on Emergency Situations, which took place in Washington on 25 June.

The document provides for expert cooperation in disaster response operations and to study the latest practices. In addition, the parties approved of U.S.-Russian cooperation in this field in 2013-2014, which envisages exchange of experience including in monitoring and forecasting emergency situations, training of rescuers, development of mine-rescuing and provision of security at mass events.”

Don’t be deceived America, this is not just another example of international cooperation between two nations. As far back January of 2012, Russia threatened nuclear war and the threat was issued by the outgoing Russian ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, when he said that “Russia has given Iran its bear hug and warns Israel and the West that an attack on Tehran would be considered an attack on Moscow”….

The nuclear attack threatened of the former Russian NATO ambassador is not the only time that the Russians have threatened to nuke the United States. Two years ago, the Russians threatened to nuke targeted American sites in retaliation for a nuclear shield that the US erected in Europe. The unmistakable conclusion is that the Russian government is an enemy of the United States and as such their military does not belong on our soil in any way shape or form.

THREE

Grid EX II: Handing the Russians the keys to the car.

Not only will Russian troops be used in the upcoming Grid EX II drill, they will be used to police major events on American soil. This is martial law desensitization training in which the Russians are trained to interact with American citizens. In short, these enemies of the Republic are a part of the new martial law enforcement troops and this development defies belief.

Obama has opened the backdoor and let our enemies in the country in this version of the ultimate “Trojan Horse” scenario. This also explains why Obama is turning the United States military upside down on its ear with his endless series of purges of our military leadership. Obama knows that most of our present military leadership is not on board with the treason coming out of the White House. Therefore, Obama is reshuffling the deck in an attempt to find American generals and admirals who will do his unconstitutional bidding.

The Chinese Are Our Enemy

For the first time in American military history, the United States is allowing the communist Chinese troops to train on American soil. Like the Russians, the Chinese military will be a part of the upcoming Grid EX II drill in which they will be providing military support by a simulated attack of a rogue “third world nation” upon the US and its power grid infrastructure. The Chinese will have boots on the ground from November 12-14 in Hawaii.

This is an incredible act of treason being committed by the White House. The Chinese government is the enemy of the American people. Just like Russia, the Chinese have threatened to nuke the United States over a potential invasion of Syria and Iran. Just like Russia, the Chinese have been involved in the purchase of Iranian oil for gold which undermines the Petrodollar. The latter is a direct attack on the United States economy. In my book, when a nation threatens to nuke us and attacks our economic interests, they should be considered to be a hostile enemy and should be kept at arm’s length.

FOUR

Chinese President Hu, “I will nuke you America”.

The leader of the Communist regime’s delegation, Major General Zhu, became infamous worldwide after telling reporters in 2005 that the dictatorship in Beijing would deploy nuclear weapons against major American cities in the event of a conflict over Taiwan. Further, both Chinese President Hu and Major General Zhang Zhaozhong have threatened the United States with nuclear war if they invade either Iran or Syria.

Do the above statements sound like the statements of a trusted friend that we should let be a part of a highly sensitive operation involving the defense of our power grid? What is more likely, is that the Chinese, like the Russians, are receiving martial law training on American soil in the upcoming Grid EX II drill.

Interestingly, the only nation on the face of the earth which possesses a sufficient number of troops to effectively garrison the United States is China. Military estimates tell us that six million troops would be needed to occupy this country in a martial law takeover. The Chinese certainly have that capability. Hawaii would prove to be an optimal staging from which to send massive amounts of Chinese soldiers to this country in order to enforce martial law. Could the Grid EX II drill also provide cover for a Chinese military buildup on American soil? And why would the Chinese be willing to engage in such an undertaking?

The Chinese own much of our debt. It is not hard to conceive of the fact that the IMF would strike a deal with the Chinese which promised debt collection through the seizure of American hard assets in exchange for occupying the country.

Obama Is a Traitor

FIVE

Before you Obama supporters tell me that this president would not be this stupid, or this president would never be that treasonous so as to endanger the country by using troops from enemy countries to participate in a highly sensitive exercise with huge national security implications, I would refer you to a previous article that I wrote on the fact that Obama was bred by communists, raised by communists and had his political career launched by communists to do what he’s doing today. This is not hyperbole, these are well documented facts that I would encourage all skeptics to read by clicking on the hypertext links, view the evidence for yourself and then do your own research. There is only one correct interpretation. Obama was put into office to de-industrialize the US through the introduction of cap and trade policies and to destroy the sovereignty and individual civil liberties of American citizens by putting the country under martial law. He is succeeding on both fronts.

We in the alternative media, do not have time to deal with the skepticism of America’s sheep any longer. The situation is dire and deserves immediate attention and exposure if we have any hope of turning back the dark future that some have planned for the citizens of this country. It might already be too late.

The short answer to this problem is that this president needs to be impeached and immediately removed from office.

Grid EX II On November 13-14

Will the upcoming Grid EX II drill be a cover for a massive false flag attack that will usher in the final destruction of civil liberties and imposition of martial law? Although I share many of colleagues concerns regarding the false flag possibilities for this week’s drill, I’ve concluded that the upcoming drill is just what seems to be, a drill. However, it is a drill with a serious and ominous twist as I have grave concerns that Russian and Chinese troops are a part of this drill.

SIX

As the Boston Marathon bombings ended up being a dress rehearsal for martial law, so too is the Grid EX II drill a dress rehearsal for a false flag attack upon American soil involving the take down of the power grid at some future date. This will be followed by a declaration of martial law and will be enforced by foreign troops, under the direction of DHS, who will not hesitate to shoot and kill noncompliant American citizens.

I would challenge anyone reading these words to provide me with the slightest bit of justification in relation as to why the major enemies of our Republic, namely China and Russia, are being permitted anywhere near a sensitive drill such as the Grid EX II drill. China and Russia are clear enemies of the United States and do not belong anywhere within our territorial boundaries for any purpose whatsoever, especially near a highly sensitive emergency drill.

If this is too far-fetched for your worldview, then please tell me what are these foreign troops doing here? Is America that short on traffic cops, that low on Highway Patrolmen or are we expecting an alien invasion from Alpha Centauri and we need the Russian and Chinese firepower? There is nothing short of the ridiculous that justifies this kind of treason that we see coming out of the White House.

Relevant DOD Video

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In August of 2008, I attended a town hall meeting sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks that was held at my local church. Franks played a 20 minute Department of Defense video which was based on the scenario of terrorists detonating two nuclear weapons high above the mid Continental United States. The resulting explosions produced and EMP burst which took down the electrical power grid. The video mentioned that the Naval War College also conducted a study in which it was determined that within two years following this event, 90% of all Americans would be dead. The Naval War College/DOD scenario reminds one of the television show, Revolution. Congressman Franks attempted to use this DOD creation as a justification to increase military spending. Five years later, I view this presentation is a portend of things to come.

SEVEN

Ask yourself an important question, if the United States ever experienced multiple a series of nuclear bomb detonations, who would be in charge of rescue and forced relocation efforts? The answer is the very agency who has signed a bilateral agreement with Russia to train for emergencies. It would be the very agency who will be working with the Communist Chinese military in Hawaii on November 12 through the 14th. That agency would be FEMA who operates under the direction of DHS. These are the two agencies who are primarily responsible for implementing the Grid EX II drill which is utilizing Chinese and Russian troops.

Conclusion

Did you know that this drill is being “managed” by the Security Prosperity Partnership (SPP)?  SPP is the North American Union. The announcement of Grid EX II was released, not on FEMA’s website, but on SPP.gov. This is a clever move which allows for elite to more effectively manage this drill for their own purposes.

Although I cannot discount the fears that many have that Grid EX II is a false flag operation in the works, I think it more likely that this is a dress rehearsal trial run for the real event. I do, however, believe that in the future we will see a power grid take down, followed by the declaration of martial law and the use of enemy foreign troops to enforce that martial law. I also believe that the it is likely that a future grid take down will also include a banking take down, as well, that will occur the third day of the blackout when people are rioting for food and too occupied to notice. This would allow the central bankers to establish a new world currency under the literal cover of darkness.

I think some individual caution is in order in preparation for this week’s events. However, I strongly believe that the worst is yet to come.

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Ron Holland on Restoring Our American Legacy and Protecting Your Wealth in Perilous Times

11/12/2013

http://www.thedailybell.com/exclusive-interviews/34734/Anthony-Wile-Ron-Holland-on-Restoring-Our-American-Legacy-and-Protecting-Your-Wealth-in-Perilous-Times/

 The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Ron Holland

 Introduction: Ron Holland is a contributing editor to several newsletters dealing with political and investing topics and author of several books, including Escape the Pension Trap. Originally from North Carolina, Ron lived in Geneva from 2003 to 2004 and divided his time between the US and Europe until 2012 when he moved to Toronto. Ron has developed and introduced several innovative investment products to investors in the US, including the first Swiss-franc denominated variable annuity portfolio licensed in the US. In his writing and conference presentations, Ron emphatically advocates global investment diversification into foreign currencies and non-US markets as essential for protection from the US government’s growing debt. Holland is particularly concerned about the vulnerability of retirement funds in the US, and consults to leading financial solutions providers seeking to provide viable options for citizens seeking protection. Ron’s latest book, Restoring Our American Legacy, will be available in digital format in November, 2013.

Daily Bell: Hello, Ron. Good to speak to you again. Tell us about your upcoming book, Restoring Our American Legacy. It addresses the threats to our liberties, wealth and retirement benefits, how we should protect and grow more wealth with the new JOBS Act and suggests the potential for a boom in private equity and IPO business. Expand on that, please. What are the threats? Where’s the promise?

Ron Holland: Well, your question provides a lot of answers. This is a 19-chapter free digital book that talks about confiscation threats to our wealth from both the lawyer-infested legal system and from a financial or military crisis-driven presidential executive order, and threats to our private qualified plan and IRA retirement funds. Bank robber Willie Sutton said he robbed banks “because that’s where the money is.” This is the same reason that governments across the West are already confiscating and forcing retirement funds into government debt – because that is where the liquid funds are.

Daily Bell: You write about the next four years being a unique time of final opportunity and crisis and list four points:

  • the growing threat of a dollar and Treasury debt crisis as the dollar loses its world reserve currency status, which would allow Washington to take most of our wealth and remaining freedoms by presidential executive order,
  • the potential for tremendous profits with private equity thanks to the JOBS Act,
  • how to protect our existing wealth from a wide range of threats
  • and finally, the great importance of the last opportunity for political action, over the next four years before the final gates of tyranny close on the great American experiment.

Please expand.

Ron Holland: There will be a dollar and Treasury debt crisis probably started by China and/or Saudi Arabia and the Arab Emirates because they are stuck with way too many US dollars. China has all of these dollar debts because we are the largest buyer of their exports and they get paid in dollars. For the oil producers, it is the forced petrodollar system that requires oil be bought and sold in dollars or else we invade and force the local government from power.

The JOBS Act is a fortunate accident and break for American capital growth and investors that allows new companies and ventures including private equity to advertise these opportunities to accredited investors and others. This will allow accredited investors, in addition to the former friends and family, to get in early on private opportunities that could leverage an IPO market that’s poised to explode over the next few years as some of these private equity financed firms go public, i.e., IPOs.

You must protect a percentage of your existing wealth legally and by doing all of the numerous filings and government reporting requirements outside the jurisdiction on your home country and in some of the few jurisdictions that still provide a measure of asset protection and rule of law to honest earned private property and wealth.

Finally, in the United States any opportunity remaining for meaningful political action or change will be over within the next six years or sooner if a major dollar, government debt, terrorism or foreign affairs crisis develops. So do it while you can. Let’s face facts: One could still vote in Nazi Germany after the Reichstag Fire in 1933 but it was totally meaningless.

Daily Bell: A recent poll showed that only 13% of Americans believe our nation is heading in the right direction. It would probably be safe to say most of our readers are among the 87% who disagree. What’s going on?

Ron Holland: I think readers of the Daily Bell, LewRockwell.com and other alternative news sites and students of Austrian economic theory intuitively know what is happening based on knowledge and research. Also, that is about the percentage of support for Ron Paul last time around, although GOP and establishment media efforts to destroy his candidacy and hold down vote totals were somewhat successful.

The bottom line is if you read alternative news, laugh at the propaganda and fairy tales from the major cable channels, know real history and Austrian economics and aren’t stupid, how could you believe we are heading in the right direction?

But the problem is self-interest often trumps what’s right and one’s philosophy. And yes, statistics show most Americans are willing to support expanding government debt, borrowing from future generations in order for us (their parents) to live better today.

Almost 40 million people, 17% of the American labor pool, owe their jobs to some level of government, or as contractors live off the taxpayer. Now, I don’t know if this includes the almost 50% of Americans that get benefits from some level of government but in any case, to be crudely blunt we are screwed. So, yes, as a nation we are willing to destroy the economic future and liberties for our posterity in order to live better today. Multi-generational theft is a form of wealth genocide like animals that eat their young when they are hungry. Maybe we shouldn’t and don’t deserve to survive as a nation or a free people.

Sadly, there is a zombie apocalypse happening in America today and the zombies are voters. An example is the lady in the news a couple of weeks ago who blamed Obama for her food stamps being cut by $64 a month. She is quoted as whining that Obama is “taking food out of my kid’s mouth.”

Yes, in America today self-interest makes it okay to steal from others or to accept stolen loot from the minority who work in exchange for voting. Simply disgusting. What about the money and food taken out of the mouths of productive, working Americans in taxes to fund these benefits?

Daily Bell: You have 40 years in the investment and retirement consulting business and created the first gold IRA, headed up a registered broker-dealer licensed in 47 states and developed several US registered Swiss franc and global products for American investors. What’s the investment and regulatory environment like these days?

Ron Holland: Frankly, the regulatory environment really sucks in the US for investors. Remember, the regulators didn’t even catch one of their own, Bernie Madoff, who served as vice chairman of the NASD, a member of its board of governors, and even chairman of its New York region. The truth is most regulations exist only to protect the mega financial firms from foreign and domestic competitors. This stifles competition, new product innovation and individual initiative. Lets face it: Wall Street and the big investment firms have been churning out the same worthless crap for years.

Actually, the only good news on the investment front from Congress in decades has been the JOBS Act, which really was just a payback bone to the hedge fund industry, as 90% of their political contributions go to the Democrats. Somehow, due to the desperate need for more capital formation in the US or to hide the hedge fund special favors, this benefit remained in the bill for private equity. This is positive for capital formation, for America and for investors seeking real opportunities instead of the same old drivel.

Daily Bell: You have an apt description of modern governments. You believe they resemble organized crime. How so?

Ron Holland: Resemble organized crime? No. They are a form of organized crime just like the central banking cartel. Organized crime members do whatever they want without any interference from those they loot and force protection money from. It is the same for most governments; the only difference is the degree of threat and violence and the amount of theft.

Do you really think for an instant that more than a tiny minority of politicians think, care or heed the wishes of the citizens they are supposed to represent? Even if they did, the structure of the system and need for massive contributions to win elections almost guarantees they have to be in the pocket of the big money interests to survive.

Speaking of organized crime and criminal enterprises, consider the Fed that is charged with maintaining stable markets and a stable dollar. When have they ever done that? The answer is never. Since the creation in secret of the Federal Reserve at Jekyll Island, Georgia in 1913 where they hid away to create this monstrosity, more than 95% of the value of the dollar has been lost, we had the Great Depression and endless booms and busts ever since.

Even now, due to the federal deficits and unpayable national debt, the Fed only increases the money supply through QE, Quantitative Easing – another name for creating worthless dollars and buying our own Treasury debt to prevent financial collapse and a run on the dollar and Treasury debt.

This will not turn out well and, in fact, will end in collapse and the end of the dollar as the world reserve currency. We will be lucky if the dollar doesn’t fall 50% in value before this madness ends. Imagine foreign imports, e.g., your automobile, electronic goods, clothes, food imports, beer and wine, rising 50% in cost and how this will impact the poor and under-employed. We will suffer massive inflation that can’t be hidden by the fake statistics out of Washington.

How about the GMOs killing us with the junk we eat for profits and Big Pharma creating a society of dependent drug users? Look at what we eat in America, though much of it is outlawed in many foreign nations.

Consider a nation that outlaws natural substances like weed and then creates a prison gulag greater than any other nation on the planet, where 50% of the inmates are in jail for drug offenses. The US is number one in the world in population percentage in jail compared to Canada just to our north at 132nd. Heck, the US has more people in jail than high school teachers and engineers. Also who do you know that isn’t on some prescription medication?

Big Pharma has made most of the US population as dependent on powerful drugs as the British drugged up China with opium. Look at who funds most of the advertising on cable television – in spite of the endless list of extreme side effects they’re required to include in every commercial.

Daily Bell: What do investors need to do to protect themselves?

Ron Holland: First, investors need to stop watching the Wall Street propaganda channels commonly known as Fox Business and CNBC. This is like trying to learn about true love and healthy relationships on a porn channel.

Second, as much as Wall Street and the US insurance cartel want you to believe the best investments are in the US, get a healthy percentage of your investment and real estate portfolio outside the US. In my book, Restoring Our American Legacy, I go into a lot of detail about US confiscation risks from a real or contrived crisis, the US dollar and Treasury debt risks and resulting presidential executive order, the coming theft of your retirement funds and terrorism risks to the NY markets, gold and your wealth.

Finally, the question really shouldn’t be, “What do investors need to do to protect themselves?” It should be, “Do they know how to do what they should?” Most are just mice in a maze surrounded by hungry cats and they’ll be picked off one by one because they have neither the knowledge nor experience to develop an escape plan.

My question is what those of us who are experts in economic threats and US investment markets should do to provide a safe haven for US investors. Yes, if you work for a major bank or investment firm you’ll probably lose your cushy job, salary, commissions, stock options, etc. but somebody needs to develop a store of value for Americans because the dollar is going down.

Remember, bitcoin wasn’t developed by a bunch of government losers or Wall Street bureaucrats and apparatchiks but by a pseudonymous creator known as “Satoshi Nakamoto.” The Silk Road developer is now in jail. It’s obvious the powerful elites will never allow either a secure currency nor a private marketplace in the future.

What investors need around the world – and especially in the West outside of China that will join others as part of the new world reserve basket of currencies that in the end will not include the faithless American dollar – is a secure store of value. This is not rocket science but rather quite simple.

Think of it this way: What goes up in price when paper currencies go down? Gold and silver, reserves in and out of the ground, oil reserves and access, agricultural food producing land, coal, alcohol, wine, ammunition, secure vaults for storage, access to self defense weapons and/or manufacturers, food stuffs and a means and place of escape – even diamonds, although this is controlled by another criminal cartel. World history is full of currency collapses because all fiat currencies eventually end. The question of what goes up in value during economic turmoil is already known, based on this past history.

 

Freedom-loving investment people – and there are damn few of these – need to develop a corporate or LLC entity outside threatened areas that can invest and build a store of value in what is required during economic collapse, and then sell shares or ownership in such a venture. It must be domiciled in one of the few national jurisdictions that still have independence and the rule of law from the powerful empires and interests that would oppose wealth theft and confiscation. Finally, it must be suitable for retirement plan investments, as this is where most of the remaining money is, outside of real estate. This is the real solution for investors to protect themselves and a great business idea whose time has come – that is, if we have the time.

Daily Bell: Are government confiscation risks growing?

Ron Holland: Yes, of course, because all governments and politicians are desperate for more money to buy votes and pay interest and principal on national debts.

Daily Bell: Interestingly, you write about a “secret history of government theft.” This has been left out of the history books along with much else. Why?

Ron Holland: This was even the case in Voltaire‘s day. He said, “The art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other.”

Since the beginning of recorded history the business of government has been wealth confiscation. Today the economic interests of our financial services industry, the legal profession and the political establishment guarantee this trend will accelerate in scope and intensity. Investors should accordingly act now to defend their wealth.

Most history comes from apologists on the payroll writing a fairytale for the public. It’s done at the behest of politicians attempting to hide the main purpose of government, which is theft, and the transfer of wealth to their supporters and special interests. Always remember that the winners get to write the history.

After World War I a British propaganda expert was asked why totally fabricated charges of German soldiers bayoneting babies, using human skin for lamp shades and dead bodies for soap were promoted. Feeling no remorse but rather pride in the deception, he answered something to the effect, “If we hadn’t said those things our solders wouldn’t have fought and died for the empire and won the war.” His answer was truthful and brutally honest even though it showed he, too, was a victim of his own wartime propaganda. Such is the reason for most government propaganda and public relations campaigns.

Theft by government and its supporting economic special interests has and will always be with us. Wealth and property confiscation are the hidden part of history no one writes about. It has always been the major function and activity of all governments; hence, it is not very well documented in history because most historians either work for or are subsidized by government political entities or the special interests behind and benefiting from such acts of pillage.

Daily Bell: You’re worried about the growth and abuse of executive orders. Can you expand?

Ron Holland: Consider the top headline on Drudge just yesterday: “OBAMA EYES EXECUTIVE ORDERS AS SECOND TERM CRUMBLES.” This is what happens to a republic when it crosses the Rubicon in the case of Caesar or under the Weimer Republic when things only got done by decree, later used by Hitler to take total power after the burning of the Reich chancellery. I watched the new movie “White House Down” yesterday, all so plausible and possible, whether by rouge elements or a black-ops force inside or real terrorist from outside. Let’s face it – even today we don’t know who really burned the Reich chancellery, who really had John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. killed or, for that matter, what really happened with 9/11.

Daily Bell: What happened to the American Dream?

Ron Holland: It is dead unless we can restore productive citizens’ control over Washington over the next few years. In the 100 years since 1913 the patriot dream of our founding fathers has died a little bit at a time by each piece of legislation, bureaucratic regulations and crisis action.

Daily Bell: You conclude that Western-style representative democracy began with the best of intentions as a people-based self-government solution to overcome slow travel and information flow. But it has been bastardized into a flawed government structure now used to control most of the world. What exactly is that structure?

Ron Holland: This domestic and world control goes by many names – regulatory democracy, debt democracy, money power, etc. Representative democracy is a scam promoted by powerful special interests and families that offers the illusion of citizen control and impact on government actions where there really isn’t any. Everything of substance and importance is controlled behind the scenes of the rigged game that is the democratic political system. In the book I offer real alternatives like direct democracy and confederation used in the most successful government structure in world history, the Swiss Confederation.

Daily Bell: How can people receive the book?

Ron Holland: First, they can email me today to request a copy of the digital version of the book once it is completed, at rholland@eastnet.ch. We expect the eBook and pdf formats to be done in about a week.

Here is the table of contents of Restoring Our American Legacy:

Part 1: What Went Wrong: Why Your Wealth Is Threatened

1. Relax – I Don’t Have Anything to Sell You

2. 9/11 Really Did Change the World

3. How US Political and Foreign Policy Threaten Your Wealth and Liberties

4. Traditional Risks to the Wealth of High Net Worth Americans

5. Government Confiscation Risks

6. The Secret History of Government Theft in America

7. Beware Arbitrary Executive Branch Decrees

8. The Final Executive Order: Death of the Republic, Case Study 5

9. The Empire Risk

10. Paradise Lost: What Happened to the American Dream?

Part 2: How To Secure and Build Wealth and Liberty In America

11. So Where do We Go from Here?

12. The Swiss are Right on Direct Democracy and Foreign Policy

13. How to Enhance the GOP Base

14. Time for a New Paradigm in Foreign Policy

15. Gun Confiscation, Drone Attacks and TSA Assaults Threaten Liberty

16. Social Issues and Victimless Crimes Should Be State and Local Issues

17. New Private Equity Opportunities Are Here Thanks to the JOBS Act

18. Surviving the Dollar Payback

19. Final Thoughts and Call to Action

Daily Bell: Let’s get your reaction to some international news. What’s going on with the European Union and the euro?

Ron Holland: The EU is really led and ruled by Germany and is just trying to survive for now. I believe it will survive in some form at least for the wealthy European countries. I like the euro and feel the greatest threat to this currency is probably destabilization attempts by the US in order to generate investment inflows to the dollar and US markets.

Daily Bell: We keep waiting for a final euro crisis that will generate a real news event. Is the eurozone going to shrink?

Ron Holland: Yes. Hopefully once all of the transferable wealth has been taken from Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, etc. and paid back to the German banks – with, of course, a cut to Goldman Sachs that originated the scam – these nations will be allowed to leave, restore their respective currencies at a severe discount and begin to prosper again. This whole charade is sort of like the US exit tax on Americans who want to expatriate and get a new citizenship. They can leave but not with most of their wealth or future earnings.

Daily Bell: What do you make of the new political parties abroad, UKIP and the expansion of Le Pen’s party in France? We think they’re part of a trend that we’ve often described as the Internet Reformation.

Ron Holland: There really is no reason that productive people from individual countries should have any allegiance to the European Union. After all, this is just another set of crooks and thugs on top of their existing political leadership that generally forced the nations into the EU after being bought off by EU money and threats.

People are different and nations, cultures and religions are different and there is nothing wrong with being nationalistic and putting your country, or what was your country, first. Still, this should not be an excuse for racism, prejudice or ill treatment of others.

Every people should have the right for a government, big or small, of their choosing, as long as minority rights are protected and advocated. Individual towns, states and regions should decide national boundaries not distant government bureaucrats and powerful banking interests.

For example, Catalonia should have the right to decide if they want their own government or remain under the distant dictates of an existing central government. The same for Scotland, northern Italy, Wales, Quebec, Alberta, Bavaria, Texas and yes, even South Carolina and Vermont, which secession opponents before the Civil War said was too small for a country and too big for an insane asylum. In fact, thanks to the Internet Reformation, I believe the world may well be heading back towards far smaller governments like the old Italian city-states such as Florence, Venice etc. that gave the world so much. Look at Singapore, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Grand Cayman, Costa Rica, etc. Small works better today.

Daily Bell: What’s going on with China – implosion, growth? They’ve been printing a lot of yuan, haven’t they?

Ron Holland: I’m betting on growth rather than implosion, as they do seem to be doing far more that’s right, at least in economics, than wrong and this is far more than I can say about most nations in the West.

Daily Bell: Any thoughts on the rest of the BRICs – Brazil, India or Russia? They seem determined to create a non-dollarized world.

Ron Holland: Why would the BRIC countries, or for that matter any country or even the citizens of the United States, want to risk their wealth, liberties and future on such a risky fiat instrument based on nothing but Washington promises? These BRICS are all exciting, newly developing or industrialized countries far different from the US – sort of like Detroit and the Midwestern US in reverse.

A non-dollarized world is probably a smart move for foreign nations. But remember, this is an ongoing process and the dollar in some shape or form will be around for a long time to come. Still, I urge especially American investors to diversify outside of dollar denominated assets, as when the dollar does collapse having to pay $50 for a good foreign beer will not be a pleasant experience.

Daily Bell: Is the petrodollar on its last legs or is it stable for the foreseeable future?

Ron Holland: Actually, it could be on its last legs if Iran survives an Israeli attack and the US doesn’t invade. Saudi Arabia appears to be moving outside the Washington orbit and I’m sure the Arab Emirates will soon follow. I’m betting Russia and China have made them a better deal.

Daily Bell: What’s going on in the Middle East with all these wars? Is Syria doomed to go the way of Libya?

Ron Holland: I thought so but maybe not. As I wrote in a recent Daily Bell editorial, “Did Putin Quietly Play the Treasury Debt Card Over Syria?” Syria just may survive. After all, the Syria mess is just a battle over which pipeline carries natural gas to Europe, Shia Iran or the Arab Sunni nations.

Daily Bell: Has Putin effectively halted that possibility? Is Russia a bulwark of freedom these days? We’re slightly skeptical.

Ron Holland: No. Russia is certainly not a bulwark of freedom but Putin is one smart politician and he is running rings around Obama.

Daily Bell: How about Switzerland? A lot of changes are taking place in Switzerland, not all of them good. Your thoughts?

Ron Holland: Switzerland and Canada are my favorite nations and economic success stories in the world today and this isn’t recent, like Asia’s prosperity and growth. The cities in these two countries consistently receive the top ratings for quality of life, etc., and I’ve lived in both. I think what you are asking is why did Switzerland stand up to Hitler during World War Two when totally surrounded by Nazi armies but surrender to the United States over financial privacy?

Well, I can’t speak for the people of Switzerland but maybe success has made them weaker and more prone to compromise and surrender than was the case with earlier generations. One could certainly make the same analogy about us Americans who fought the greatest empire the world had ever known all for the fight of political representation and self-government and look at us now. One and all just meek sheep and slaves to the Washington federal government. No Americans have any right to criticize other peoples and nations for their actions until we clean up the mess we have allowed to happen in our nation, formerly a beacon to the world of freedom and capitalism.

Daily Bell: I’m an investor in and a consultant to Biologix Hair Inc. You, of course, were involved in the Biologix startup. Recap your involvement for our readers. How’s that going, from your perspective?

Ron Holland: Early on I was Chairman and CEO, but have subsequently helped to build a first-class board of directors and management team. Today I continue to serve as a director but have relinquished my official position to others with far more expertise and experience in operationally running a biotech company with international market potential. For more information about our overall management team, readers should visit our corporate site – BiologixHair.com – and peruse the impressive roster of bios. I am very pleased we have attracted this high quality and diversely-talented team that is ready, willing and able to advance Biologix and maximize the value potential of this company.  Like any startup, we’ve had our successes and delays but I’m optimistic about the future of the company.

Daily Bell: What’s in the near future for Biologix?

Ron Holland: More progress on research and development as Beijing Institute of Technology finalizes the single-vial formula of Biologix Revive. That process is now being overseen by Nova Southeastern University, a doctoral/research institute in Florida, which is very positive news. Once that process is complete, clinical trials will follow. In the meantime, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Biologix Hair Science Ltd. plans to open a prototype clinic in South America as soon as possible and then allow some clinics to begin operating in less regulated jurisdictions in 2014. Until, and if, approval is granted by FDA, Health Canada, the EMA, etc., no marketing can or will be done in regard to any of those clinics.

Daily Bell: How’s the progress on the regulatory front?

Ron Holland: Once the formula refinement is complete, clinical trials will begin and the company will seek FDA approval for the therapy. Any additional information regarding the FDA approval process is available on the Biologix website and I would rather defer to it than comment further here.

Daily Bell: This hair loss prevention and reversal is part of a much larger dominant social theme having to do with Baby Boomers seeking to preserve youth and vitality as they age, a desire that’s almost in Baby Boomer DNA at this point.

Ron Holland: Yes, vanity, looking the best you can and as young as possible, is a big part of the world we live in today. It probably outranks religious and other cultural needs and is right up there with food and shelter. The amount of money people spend on anti-aging procedures and products, not just in the US but worldwide, is truly astounding. I read yesterday about a Chinese man who sued his wife for having ugly children and he won the lawsuit. From the photo I saw, she is beautiful and the children are a little homely looking but as it turned out she had spent over $100,000 on cosmetic surgery, probably a good investment for her before meeting “Mr. Right” and until the lawsuit.

Daily Bell: Anything else you want to mention? Anything you want to add regarding Biologix Hair or this upcoming Wall Street Party?

Ron Holland: On the coming Wall Street Party, you’ll play or you’ll pay for missing out and if you are a pig and get too greedy and stay in too long, you’ll pay again.

I believe Biologix is a unique opportunity to revolutionize the hair industry around the world. Yes, there will be some regulatory challenges, as there are with any biopharma company, but I really think the company has the leadership and legal team in place to successfully navigate these circumstances. A number of questions will be answered in the near future, as well: Will the results reported by the inventor be reinforced by the coming clinical trials? Just how big and profitable will the business be for the company, given a potential customer universe hundreds of millions in size? What actions will the competition take to combat a game changer in the multi-billion dollar hair restoration business even before the Biologix Hair Therapy System™ comes on the scene? What about the institutional money crowd and their substantial investment in hair alternatives? Will institutional investors adjust their biotechnology and pharmaceutical portfolios and nibble away at the company? Will the competition buy out the company and hide the therapy from the public or embrace the therapy, thus providing hair growth for many millions of men and women concerned about vanity, looking good and hair loss?

Finally, only 5 to 10 percent of startups succeed in the marketplace, due to lack of funding and/or regulatory delays. Where will Biologix Hair end up? All I can say is we are all working diligently to maximize the elements we can control in an effort to build a successful business. And, having moved from a subtropical island to a cold and busy city like Toronto, you can bet I am personally committed to make it work. Having said that, potential investors reading this interview and who are contemplating contacting Biologix for more information should be prepared to accept total responsibility for any investment decisions made. Like me, each person is responsible for conducting their own diligence before investing, as I did.

Two final points I would like to mention:

First, Wall Street and institutional insiders will surely have a party with IPOs and the new opportunities for private equity regardless of how it turns out for individual investors. They make their money when you buy. We investors, on the other hand, only make money when we sell at a profit. We weren’t invited to the party for obvious reasons. I for one plan to crash their party and join in investing earlier rather than, as they would prefer, later as the market peaks out.

Email me at rholland@eastnet.ch and request my book Restoring Our American Legacy and then you’ll know what I know and believe may happen over the next four to six years. Now, whether you defend your wealth and liberties or make a profit is all up to you taking individual human action, as was described so well by Ludwig von Mises.

Daily Bell: Thanks again, Ron.

Anthony Wile

The Daily Bell After Thoughts

We enjoyed interviewing Ron Holland again, for he has acute perceptions about the way the world works. As mentioned above, I am an investor and active consultant to Biologix Hair. In fact, in this month’s issue of the Trends and Sector Report, available here, I introduce Biologix from an investment perspective. I talk about what initially brought the breakthrough technology to my attention,  the due diligence process that subsequently ensued, and include links to the two independent, institutional quality research reports I commissioned in “How Searching for Gold Mines in Colombia Led to a Very Hairy Turn of Events and an Incredible Investment Opportunity.

Ron’s interview is particularly valuable as his insights about larger issues, including international military and political issues, are impressive. There is no doubt that what we call the Anglosphere is having increasing difficulty imposing effective force on the world for purposes of political change.

War may indeed be an extension of politics, but these days it is difficult to see what is being gained by the 50 or more conflicts in which the US and Britain are directly or indirectly involved.

The Internet Reformation is making it increasingly difficult for the power elite to conduct business as usual and it is people like Ron Holland who are leading the way in terms of informing people about what’s really been going on.

Ron’s insights regarding the Wall Street Party we’ve been writing about are certainly valuable, not just academically but from the standpoint of creating wealth. There seems to be little doubt that those with the power to print money and inflate markets intend to continue to boost equities if they can.

The resultant boom and bust will likely be an epic one. But if all goes well, those who read The Daily Bell will be well apprised of the possibilities in advance. Ron plans to try to crash the party, and perhaps you can, too. To learn more about what is driving this Wall Street Party, download a free copy of my latest book, Financial Freedom.

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The Offshore Outsourcing of American Jobs A Greater Threat Than Terrorism

11/11/2013

http://www.globalresearch

11-11-2013 8-40-36 AMBy Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Is offshore outsourcing good or harmful for America? To convince Americans of outsourcing’s benefits, corporate outsourcers sponsor misleading one-sided “studies.”

Only a small handful of people have looked objectively at the issue. These few and the large number of Americans whose careers have been destroyed by outsourcing have a different view of outsourcing’s impact. But so far there has been no debate, just a shouting down of skeptics as “protectionists.”

Now comes an important new book, Outsourcing America, published by the American Management Association. The authors, two brothers, Ron and Anil Hira, are experts on the subject. One is a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the other is professor at Simon Fraser University.

The authors note that despite the enormity of the stakes for all Americans, a state of denial exists among policymakers and outsourcing’s corporate champions about the adverse effects on the US. The Hira brothers succeed in their task of interjecting harsh reality where delusion has ruled.

In what might be an underestimate, a University of California study concludes that 14 million white-collar jobs are vulnerable to being outsourced offshore. These are not only call-center operators, customer service and back-office jobs, but also information technology, accounting, architecture, advanced engineering design, news reporting, stock analysis, and medical and legal services. The authors note that these are the jobs of the American Dream, the jobs of upward mobility that generate the bulk of the tax revenues that fund our education, health, infrastructure, and social security systems.

The loss of these jobs “is fool’s gold for companies.” Corporate America’s short-term mentality, stemming from bonuses tied to quarterly results, is causing US companies to lose not only their best employees-their human capital-but also the consumers who buy their products. Employees displaced by foreigners and left unemployed or in lower paid work have a reduced presence in the consumer market. They provide fewer retirement savings for new investment.

Nothink economists assume that new, better jobs are on the way for displaced Americans, but no economists can identify these jobs. The authors point out that “the track record for the re-employment of displaced US workers is abysmal: “The Department of Labor reports that more than one in three workers who are displaced remains unemployed, and many of those who are lucky enough to find jobs take major pay cuts. Many former manufacturing workers who were displaced a decade ago because of manufacturing that went offshore took training courses and found jobs in the information technology sector. They are now facing the unenviable situation of having their second career disappear overseas.”

American economists are so inattentive to outsourcing’s perils that they fail to realize that the same incentive that leads to the outsourcing of one tradable good or service holds for all tradable goods and services. In the 21st century the US economy has only been able to create jobs in nontradable domestic services-the hallmark of a third world labor force.

Prior to the advent of offshore outsourcing, US employees were shielded against low wage foreign labor. Americans worked with more capital and better technology, and their higher productivity protected their higher wages.

Outsourcing forces Americans to “compete head-to-head with foreign workers” by “undermining US workers’ primary competitive advantage over foreign workers: their physical presence in the US” and “by providing those overseas workers with the same technologies.”

The result is a lose-lose situation for American employees, American businesses, and the American government. Outsourcing has brought about record unemployment in engineering fields and a major drop in university enrollments in technical and scientific disciplines. Even many of the remaining jobs are being filled by lower paid foreigners brought in on H-1b and L-1 visas. American employees are discharged after being forced to train their foreign replacements.

US corporations justify their offshore operations as essential to gain a foothold in emerging Asian markets. The Hira brothers believe this is self-delusion. “There is no evidence that they will be able to outcompete local Chinese and Indian companies, who are very rapidly assimilating the technology and know-how from the local US plants. In fact, studies show that Indian IT companies have been consistently outcompeting their US counterparts, even in US markets. Thus, it is time for CEOs to start thinking about whether they are fine with their own jobs being outsourced as well.”

The authors note that the national security implications of outsourcing “have been largely ignored.”

Outsourcing is rapidly eroding America’s superpower status. Beginning in 2002 the US began running trade deficits in advanced technology products with Asia, Mexico and Ireland. As these countries are not leaders in advanced technology, the deficits obviously stem from US offshore manufacturing. In effect, the US is giving away its technology, which is rapidly being captured, while US firms reduce themselves to a brand name with a sales force.

In an appendix, the authors provide a devastating expose of the three “studies” that have been used to silence doubts about offshore outsourcing-the Global Insight study (March 2004) for the Information Technology Association of America, the Catherine Mann study (December 2003) for the Institute for International Economics, and the McKinsey Global Institute study (August 2003).

The ITAA is a lobbying group for outsourcing. The ITAA spun the results of the study by releasing only the executive summary to reporters who agreed not to seek outside opinion prior to writing their stories.

Mann’s study is “an unreasonably optimistic forecast based on faulty logic and a poor understanding of technology and strategy.”

The McKinsey report “should be viewed as a self-interested lobbying document that presents an unrealistically optimistic estimate of the impact of offshore outsourcing and an undeveloped and politically unviable solution to the problems they identify.”

Outsourcing America is a powerful work. Only fools will continue clinging to the premise that outsourcing is good for America.

Dr. Paul Craig  Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. His latest book, “How The Economy Was Lost,” has just been published by CounterPunch/AK Press.

To find out more about Paul Craig Roberts, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com .

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Grand Theft Obama: The Biggest Heist in U. S. History

11/11/2013

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/grand-theft-obama-the-biggest-heist-in-us-history?f=must_reads

 8-25-2013 6-14-36 PM

By JAMES SIMPSON

Our nation is being stolen before our very eyes. The American people are being robbed of their livelihoods, their security and their freedom. President Obama makes grand sweeping gestures and delivers soaring rhetoric about helping the poor and achieving fairness. But he merely draws our attention away from the hand that is reaching deep into our pockets. Such is the nature of his extremist legislative agenda. Call it Grand Theft Obama, but it is no video game; this is for real.

And it is not merely monetary theft, as is apparent from Obamacare. America is being fundamentally transformed, as Obama promised. This is one promise that he clearly intends to keep, no matter how many people lose their health insurance policies, their jobs, or their productive futures.

Even the liberal media have been forced to acknowledge President Obama’s lies regarding the Affordable Care Act, especially the whopper about being able to keep your own health insurance policy.

Consider what we have learned so far as the lies are being exposed:

  • Despite repeatedly being told we could keep our healthcare plans and doctors, the White House estimated three years ago that 93 million people would lose their plans. Obama knew this and has been lying about it all along.
  • Rather than provide healthcare, the Obamacare website is being used to boost low-income Democrat voter registration. Election integrity activists have called it “The biggest voter registration fraud scheme in history.” The Soros-funded Demos has bragged that Obamacare exchanges will register “68 million people to vote.”

While some of this is now being discussed and debated, the revelations come three years after the passage of the health care legislation. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi famously said they would have to pass the legislation to find out what was in it, but the media should not have used that same excuse. They failed in their jobs to uncover the hidden costs and real agenda. They failed, in other words, to do their jobs.

Simply put, they took Obama at his word-that he just wanted to help the poor. His actual agenda was political power.

For the most part, until the Obamacare lies became a national story, Obama was aided and abetted in this process by the institutionally corrupt and ideologically driven mass media. They attack, smear, and assassinate the character of anyone with the gall to speak the truth. Today’s media do not provide information, but misinformation. As Pat Caddell famously said, the mainstream media have literally become the “enemy of the American people.”

For modern-day progressives, lying is not merely something one does to avoid getting caught, lying is tradecraft. Thus our President lies. But these are no ordinary lies; they are grand, sweeping, all-encompassing lies. He says exactly the opposite of truth, consistently, to confuse people, and tops it off by accusing his opponents of doing what he does.

This may sound harsh, but Obamacare provides the proof.

Media Malpractice

During the 2008 election one commenter stated, “It’s like running against God. The media have anointed him.” Clinton campaign manager Terry McAuliffe claimed 90 percent of the media were behind Obama. This was reflected in the unwillingness of the major media, such as The Washington Post, to subject candidate Obama to elementary vetting. Hence, his relationship with Communist Frank Marshall Davis and backing from the Democratic Socialists of America were topics considered off-limits. Even some conservatives in the media thought Obama would turn out to be a centrist.

The important film “Media Malpractice” catalogs the breathtaking conspiracy of media advocacy for Barack Obama during the 2008 election.

This may be changing, judging by media reporting on the Obamacare lies and the belated coverage by the CBS “60 Minutes” program of the official lies about what caused the Benghazi terror attacks.

Shutdown Police State Tactics

To understand how lies drive the administration’s policies and agenda, consider the coverage of the recent government “shutdown.” From what you probably heard in the media, Republicans forced the government shutdown. Actually, Republicans provided funding for most government activities except the problematic Obamacare. Obama orchestrated the shutdown to pin blame on Republicans and improve chances for Democrats to retake the House of Representatives in 2014. With media help, the strategy worked perfectly.

Unlike previous shutdowns, agencies got specific orders to “make life as difficult for people as we can.” In many cases this actually cost the government more than if they left things running. Breitbart compiled a list of 47 outrages the Obama administration committed to pressure Republicans, while Obama consistently refused to negotiate. This list included:

  1. Suspending Treatments for Children Suffering From Cancer
  2. Barricading the World War II Memorial
  3. Blocking sports and entertainment programming to overseas troops
  4. Closing the Vietnam Memorial and Overseas Memorials
  5. Closing base exchanges but leaving the Andrews Golf Course open for Obama.
  6. Forcing residents out of private homes
  7. Locking Yellowstone tourists in hotel rooms under armed guard
  8. Closing 1,100 square miles of Florida ocean to fishing
  9. Closing private businesses on federal land
  10. Attempting to block people from even LOOKING at Mt. Rushmore

Finally, Obama furloughed intelligence operativesputting our entire nation at risk, according to his own Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper.

When protests over one aspect of the shutdown, the barricades in front of the monuments, became too impossible to ignore, the media smeared the protesters. Leftist “comedian” Bill Maher said, “[WW II veterans are] the greatest generation-nobody said they were the brightest generation.” Radio host Bill Press called veterans of the Million Vets March “Idiots.” Meanwhile Democrats called Republicans everything including jihadists, arsonists, blackmailers, and terrorists running around with bombs strapped to their chest.

As a result, the conventional wisdom is that Republicans have suffered from the shutdown. The “conventional wisdom” is provided by the media, and their often-skewed polls designed to exaggerate that effect.

Debt Limit Brinkmanship

Prior to the latest debt limit agreement, Obama threatened to default on the federal debt-sending jitters through financial markets. It would have been the first default in history. Obama’s Treasury Department also issued a report titled, The Potential Macroeconomic Effect of Debt Ceiling Brinkmanship. But President Obama was the one engaged in “brinkmanship,” even while accusing Republicans of doing so.

To avoid default, the government needs only to pay interest, about $35 billion per month. The Treasury collects about $250 billion per month, more than enough. But Obama claimed he didn’t have the authority.

To call him on it, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 807, the Full Faith and Credit Act, making the authority explicit, but Obama promised to veto it-implicitly admitting he could avoid default if he wanted. But Obama was willing to threaten a major financial collapse to achieve short-term political objectives.

However, all we heard from the media was a non-stop barrage of angry “news” reports accusing Republicans of trying to destroy the economy.

Stimulating his Cronies

Obama’s background as a “community organizer” was well-known when he ran for the presidency. But less well-known was his role as a board member of five non-profits in the 1990s, when he used his position to shower money on friends and political associates. When he later ran for office, they returned the favor. President Obama has applied this corrupt, Chicago machine method on a national level, most spectacularly with his so-called “economic stimulus,” the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The secret goal of the stimulus was to execute Obama’s political agenda. The bill was originally crafted by Obama transition staff and congressional Democrats almost as soon as he was elected. It recommended a Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB), to oversee disbursement of stimulus money, and incredibly, gave RATB power to block IG investigations into their activities. Subsequent events demonstrate why the “most transparent administration in history” needed RATB.

In 2004, the Apollo Alliance-a constellation of radical leftist labor, environmental, civil rights, business, and political leaders-was specifically created to direct “green jobs” funding. Its New York branch was led by Jeff Jones, a former Weatherman terrorist and friend of “Bomber Bill” Ayers. He quit when his identity was revealed.

Yet, Apollo’s national steering committee had included Van Jones, the former communist who was Obama’s “Green Jobs Czar” until exposed by Trevor Loudon and Glenn Beck and forced to resign. Jones landed back on his feet, as a “fellow” at the Center for American Progress and later as a co-host on CNN’s new “Crossfire” show.

The fate of Van Jones is instructive. No matter how disgraced they become, Obama’s leftist allies never give up and always maintain their credibility with the media. Likewise, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who left four Americans to die at Benghazi, is running for president in 2016, with media interest and encouragement. Even Republican Senator John McCain (AZ) makes headlines by saying she did a good job, except for Benghazi.

The Green Jobs Scam

Although the Solyndra bankruptcy served as a glimpse into the use of tax dollars for political purposes in order to benefit Obama’s cronies, the story is not over. In total, $150 billion, including $80 billion from the stimulus, is supposed to be spent on “green energy” projects between 2009 and 2014.

So far, 33 companies that were provided $7.4 billion in tax dollars have either gone bankrupt, are declaring bankruptcy or are on the edge. And this is just the beginning. Even The Washington Post agrees that the entire “green energy” program has been “infused with politics,” with Obama supporters invested in green energy companies selected for stimulus funds, and others joining the administration to oversee the program.

But we have to dig deeper, in terms of the effect on the economy. President Obama promised that the “stimulus” would “create or save” 3.5 million jobs by 2011 and that the unemployment rate would never rise above 8.5 percent. His economic advisors predicted that unemployment could rise to 8.8 percent if the stimulus was not enacted.

A 2011 study by the Mercatus Center showed just how wrong they were. Chart 1 compares the President’s forecast unemployment rates assuming the stimulus bill was passed (blue), and the unemployment rates that actually obtained (red).

CHART 1

The President’s advisors further forecast that by 2012, unemployment would be down to 6.0 percent. The official civilian unemployment rate is now 7.3 percent.

By any objective measure, the Obama policies have failed. But were they designed to succeed? Or just benefit Obama and his allies?

The more accurate measure of unemployment includes discouraged workers-those who have given up looking for work. This stands at 13.7 percent, more than six percentage points higher than the official rate. Furthermore, the gap between the official rate and the discouraged worker rate has grown, suggesting that a greater proportion of the working age population is staying out of the labor force. (See Chart 2).

CHART 2

Obamacare Could Cost Over $1 Trillion Per Year

With the media finally paying attention to the lies that gave rise to Obamacare, it is worth taking a detailed look at this program, dubbed Obama’s “signature” legislation.

The number of lies, deceptions and payoffs that went into enacting Obamacare could fill an encyclopedia. People who criticize Senator Ted Cruz for his historic 21 hour Senate speech should recognize that he focused the nation like a laser beam on Obamacare’s many flaws. His stand was vindicated by the seemingly endless series of stories now appearing about not only the Obamacare website malfunctions but the millions of Americans losing the health policies they were promised they could keep.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) initially estimated Obamacare’s 10-year cost at under $1 trillion. They dishonestly counted costs from 2010, though the program wouldn’t officially start until 2014. And with $900 billion in “savings” from increased taxes and Medicare cuts, Obamacare would be free! As humorist P.J. O’Rourke quipped, “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.”

CBO’s projected cost for 2014 to 2023 is $2.5 trillion. But the CBO ignored additional burdens faced by businesses and individuals that government does not pay. This and other factors could raise the 10-year cost to over $6 trillion.

Even this doesn’t tell the full story. Market distortions and future law changes are sure to add more costs as Obamacare is likely to be transformed into a single-payer system as in Britain, where expenditures have grown 1,000 percent since the program began. Currently they spend $170 billion annually, serving a population of 53 million. Extended to America’s 315 million people, it would cost$1.2 trillion per year.

Whatever the final cost, Obamacare will not save money. According to a Senate Budget Committee report, Obamacare will add $17 trillion to the government’s unfunded mandates over the next 75 years, raising the total to $82 trillion, including Social Security and Medicare.

Obama claimed health insurance premiums would go down by as much as $2,500per year. In fact, individuals and families will see increased premiums in 45 of the 50 states.

Subsidies will lower costs for about 15 percent of the population, who will defend the program once it becomes entrenched, but quality will decline for everyone. Ultimately it will falter, just as Britain’s system is failing now. More taxpayer dollars and more central government control will be required to prop it up.

Clearly, Obama’s goal was not improved healthcare, but more political power and benefits for his political party and his allies. A good example is Canadian website contractor CGI.

Consider:

  • CGI received an $11 billion contract for IT security from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this spring.

Before the Obamacare website rollout, the media mindlessly fawned over it. CNN’s new Crossfire co-host, former “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones, heralded it “a huge breakthrough” for the uninsured. MSNBC’s Ed Schultz enthused that it was easy to navigate. Bloomberg‘s Peter Gosselin equated it to shopping on Amazon. CBS’s Jill Schlesinger thought it was like Travelocity. ABC’s Rebecca Jarvis compared it to mall shopping.

Premeditated, Manufactured Chaos

Considering the debacle it has become, the media should not only expose the glaring problems that continue to unfold, but also examine whether this is the result of incompetence or design.

Following the shutdown/showdown debacle, Obama gratuitously accused Republicans of a “manufactured crisis.” It is interesting that Obama accused Republicans of such a plan, given the title of a viral 2008 article, “Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis.” There is such a strategy; Obama has known about it for decades and is using it now.

It was developed in the 1960s by Columbia University professors Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, who published an article in Nation magazine titled “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty.” By packing welfare rolls with new beneficiaries, they hoped to bankrupt local governments and foment a blazing revolution when benefits dried up. It came to be known as the “Cloward Piven Strategy,” or simply “Crisis Strategy.”

The strategy helped explode welfare rolls in the 1960s and 1970s, and precipitated New York City’s near bankruptcy in 1975. Speaking of that crisis, New York Mayor Rudolf Giuliani accused the pair of economic sabotage.

Cloward and Piven created the organizations tasked with executing this strategy, most notably ACORN. Subsequently, the strategy was applied to: 1) Housing, where the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and similar groups colluded with the Clinton White House to foment the subprime mortgage crisis that led to the 2008 crash; 2) Voting, through enactment of the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, (aka Motor Voter), again with Clinton complicity; and 3) Illegal immigration.

Cloward and Piven were the authors of Motor Voter, which turns motor vehicle and other state offices into defacto low income voter registration drives. This law allowed the nationwide explosion of voter registration fraud conducted by ACORN, and is largely responsible for today’s 24 million bad registrations nationwide. Motor Voter also made Obamacare’s online voter registration possible.

Obama has connections to Cloward and Piven, ACORN and its voter registration arm, Project Vote, going back to the early 1990s. The Holder Justice Department has been caught colluding with Project Vote in Motor Voter lawsuits. Matthew Vadum, author of the ACORN exposé, Subversion Inc, reports that former ACORN leaders are still working with Obama.

One has to consider the distinct possibility that Obamacare is part of a deliberate strategy to overwhelm the American people with crisis upon crisis until they throw up their arms in despair and give up.

Voter Manipulation

Obama and the Democrats’ latest complaint is that voter ID laws suppress the vote. The Holder Justice Department has turned that accusation into a legal assault against voter ID laws. The charge is absurd on its face. The reason that Democrats don’t want voter ID laws is because they don’t want their various vote fraud schemes exposed. We know they engage in vote fraud.

But even if they had not stolen a single vote, Democrats have been using tax dollars to buy off entire voting blocs of Americans with trillions of dollars in benefits and created thousands of taxpayer-funded non-profits that are actually ground armies for leftist activism.

This has been going on for decades. In 1961, Richard Cloward co-founded a welfare program that became the model for President Johnson’s “War on Poverty,”[1] which birthed the Office of Economic Opportunity. Conservative activist Howard Phillips ran OEO in 1973, and identified Cloward and Piven as OEO’s “ideological architects.” He said OEO financed “10,000 organizations employing several hundred thousand people” to radically transform U.S. policy outside the political process.[2]

Democratic politicians justify the burgeoning welfare state as reflecting compassion for the “poor and oppressed.” Cloward and Piven were much more honest: “If organizers can deliver millions of dollars in cash benefits to the ghetto masses, it seems reasonable to expect that the masses will deliver their loyalties to their benefactors.”

It worked. In 1960, only 58 percent of black voters were Democrats. By 1968, 92 percent were Democrats and only three percent were Republicans.

In 1932, FDR used this same kind of strategy to deliver Democrat majorities in Congress for the next 60 years. Cloward and Piven explained:

Although these [New Deal] measures were a response to the imperative of economic crisis, the types of measures enacted were designed to secure [a] new Democratic coalition.

Today, close to 50 percent of Americans pay no taxes, and lower income groups can obtain government benefits that provide the equivalent of up to $50,000 per year, strongly encouraging welfare dependency.

Democrats don’t care. It was Cloward and Piven’s explicit goal to create misery and strife sufficient to trigger a blazing revolution. As they reported in their “Weight of the Poor” article:

“Moreover, this kind of mass influence is cumulative because benefits are continuous. Once eligibility for basic food and rent grants is established, the drain on local resources persists indefinitely…”

The consequences of welfare state policies are evident everywhere. Consider the following statistics:

  • More people collect means-tested benefits today (108.6 million) than there are full-time workers (101.7 million)
  • 46.5 million Americans live in poverty. This is the first time the poverty rate has remained at or above 15% three years running since 1965.

Witness the burned out, abandoned buildings staining our cities, especially Detroit. Think of the entrenched crime, drugs, prostitution, and abandoned children that are the face of inner city ghettos, and reflect on Cloward and Piven’s enthusiasm, that “the drain on local resources persists indefinitely…” In Detroit, the response of the Obama administration has been to pour more federal money, an estimated $300 million, into the city, in part to demolish public housing originally constructed with federal funds, and then to construct more.

Incredibly, Bill de Blasio, poised to become New York City’s new Democratic mayor on November 5, says, “The federal government must get back in the affordable housing business, and the federal government must get back in the mass transit business and infrastructure business.”

On top of failure after failure, this Obama-backed Democrat wants more of the same. He might as well be a spokesman for the Democratic Party as a whole. Perhaps that will be his role in the years ahead.

Obama and the Democrats are now feverishly working to inflate this roster of the needy by pushing through amnesty for illegal aliens, officially numbering 11 million, but probably more like 30 million people. Congress is currently debating this plan, with some Republicans, such as John McCain, willing to accommodate Obama’s scheme, in the name of “comprehensive immigration reform.”

Spending is THE Problem

The ARRA is the largest single Keynesian stimulus program since the 1930s. And that wasn’t all. There was the $100 billion auto bailout, endless unemployment benefit extensions and the $26 billion teacher bailout. Obama proposed an additional $447 billion “jobs” bill in 2011, which, fortunately, never passed.

As the unemployment analysis showed, these programs do not help; they merely transfer dollars from the private market to government.

CHART 3

Government spending will continue to increase substantially in the coming years. This is a deliberate effort by Obama, who learned from Cloward and Piven how to collapse an economy. The strategy has moved from the local to the national. It will have global repercussions.

This was originally published at Accuracy in Media.

James Simpson is a former Office of Management and Budget (White House budget office) economist and budget analyst. He is currently a businessman and freelance writer. His blog is Truth and ConsequencesEmail James.

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UN Consumption Control in the US

11/09/2013

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Dear Conservative American,

Obama took over  healthcare, he is pushing hard on illegal immigration, and he is working on ending our Second, First and Fourth Amendment rights.

Climate change is his next project.

On November 1st, Fox News reported that, “Through the stroke of a pen, President Obama… used his executive powers to elevate and take control of climate change policies in an attempt to streamline sustainability initiatives – and potentially skirt legislative oversight and push a federal agenda on states.”

THE VERY NEXT DAY, on November 2nd, the UK’s “Mail Online” published a story proclaiming that “Global warming ‘pause’ may last for 20 more years and Arctic sea ice has already started to recover,” pointing out that a new study says “warmer temperatures are largely due to natural 300-year cycles” and the actual temperature increase “in last 17 years was lower than almost every prediction.”

This is because­surprise, surprise!­scientists and global warming alarmists, most notably the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), have “underestimated the role of natural cycles and exaggerated that of greenhouse gases.”

In other words, they are manipulating the data to support their viewpoints.

But, we already knew that, because emails have emerged over the last few years showing how they have suppressed data in order to further their cause.

Still, scientists who dare disagree with them have lost their jobs and been ostracized. Liberals call those of us who don’t believe in man-made global warming “terrorists” and liken us to Holocaust deniers.

We won’t be shamed into changing our lifestyles based on an outright lie!

Fax Congress Now!

What is Agenda 21?

Anti-Agenda 21 activist Rosa Koire warns, “It is a regional plan that creates unelected boards of elected officials who are engaged in erasing the boundaries between cities, counties, and states. There are thousands of these plans and they all have a goal of transformation–a jargon term for destruction.”

The premise is this: “Sustainability” proponents believe that the Earth is under an imminent threat from humans, and therefore humanity must be controlled, limited and eliminated. The United States of America and other Westernized nations are considered especially dangerous, because our technology, our lifestyles and our free choice consume resources that radical environmentalists believe should only be used by animals and nature.

Agenda 21 was put into play in 1992 after the Earth Summit. After countries signed on to U.N. goals of “sustainability,” Executive Order #12858 created the President’s Council on Sustainable Development so the U.S. could start lining up environmental policy with Agenda 21 directives.

You won’t see anything in your local community with the name “Agenda 21” on it…instead, you may see a series of codes, directives and regulations, buzz words like this:

  • Millennium Goals
  • Sustainable Development, Sustainable Communities. Sustainable Growth, Sustainable Climates
  • Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Smart Growth
  • Livable Communities, Livable Cities
  • Resilient Cities
  • Greenhouse Gas Prevention, Going Green
  • Green [whatever]
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Communitarianism
  • ICLEI
  • Responsible Planning, Responsible Redevelopment
  • Effective Environmental Protection
  • New World Order, Global Governance

Even the phrase “Agenda 21” has changed, having been called “sustainability” or “smart growth”, “biodiversity” and now, most recently, “future earth.”

Whatever they call it, it is an intrusion by global bureaucrats and climate alarmists into your freedom.

Fax Congress and tell them to stop Agenda 21!

When Agenda 21 was implemented in 1992, Secretary General Maurice Strong announced, “…current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.” And years later, Barack Obama supported that statement by warning us all that global warming was an emergency and, “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”

Everything about how you live, work, eat and get around will need to be changed by Agenda 21 directives, because you are harming the planet simply by being on it.

Look around you. Right now, Agenda 21 provisions are embedded within your city, county and state ordinances, and you may not even be aware of it.

They include:

  • High-density housing scams
  • Traffic congestion
  • Open space where access is not allowed
  • Government “partnering” with favored private businesses and non-profit agencies, using your tax money
  • Managed control over your life
  • Mismanagement of public utilities
  • Prohibitions on natural resource management leading to increased fire hazards, lack of water, and private property restrictions,
  • Increased taxes, fees, regulations and restrictions

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Global warming wasn’t an issue in 1992, but that didn’t stop the bureaucrats from envisioning all the ways in which they could place blame on humans, specifically those of us living in developed countries.

Today, this so-called environmental justice is a big pet project for the liberals and especially  Barack Obama, who is using the power of his office to enact Executive Orders and direct his rogue Environmental Protection Agency to put regulations and taxes on almost everything we do.

Where will they allow you to live? How many children will you be allowed to have? Will incessant taxes on your lifestyle, such as a proposed car mileage tax, force you to move into urban areas and rely on public transportation?

Will you be allowed to keep your land?

Will aggressive EPA regulations force you out of business?

Will you have access to resources?

This is simply another form of control, this time on a global scale. For years, the U.N. has been working to implement harsh socioeconomic controls over the United States, and these controls are being rolled out right now.  Become aware of these controls and refuse to accept any plan that is attached to the U.N.’s Agenda 21 international program.

Barack Obama is right on board with this worldview.

Do not think for one second that he will defend our Constitution against global bureaucrats who have no use for it.

Follow the money. It’s not a coincidence that when Barack Obama bypassed Congress with his cap and trade regulations, he said that under his plan, “energy rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

And who will benefit from it? Interestingly enough, Obama’s good buddy George Soros is behind the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), which is in charge of local Agenda 21 activity.

We must fight Agenda 21 at the local level, so please fax your representative and tell them to support all efforts to wipe out U.N. involvement in our communities, especially those that will take away our freedoms and force us to spend money to send to other countries based on the climate change lie.

Sincerely,

Joe Otto
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OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Those of you who refuse to believe AGENDA 21 is a threat to American’s freedom of choice in all thing’s necessary for a good, happy, healthy, life are in for a hell of a surprise. Imagine, having to pay as much for drinking water as you are paying for gasoline now. Imagine having no choice, or control over your children’s education or health care. Imagine having to move out of your 3200 square foot house in the suburbs, to a 300 square foot closet on the 35th floor of a government controlled apartment building. Imagine a pay cut of forty thousand bucks a year. Imagine your 275 lb. neighbor on the other side of one inch of drywall playing his stereo full blast at 2am! Imagine having to organize a group of people to go shopping for food, so the thugs roaming the halls don’t beat you senseless. At least the sardines roamed free and died before they were packed together. Imagine everything you say and do is watched and heard 24 -7! That’s your reward for not learning and fighting to the death, to prevent the UNITED NATIONS AGENDA 21 from controlling your life, and everyone else. NOW IMAGINE you are smart enough to believe the truth, and figure out how to avoid it. Tell your so called representatives’, you will drag their naked ass down a gravel road, if the don’t stop it.


THERE IS SOMETHING ABSOLUTELY INSANE HAPPENING IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NOW

11/08/2013

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 By Mansur Gidfar

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Something absolutely insane just happened in the House of Representatives.

To fully appreciate this insanity, we have to take an unpleasant but brief trip down memory lane — back to the darkest days of the 2008 financial crisis. Insurance giant American International Group (AIG) was on the verge of collapse, and the U.S. government stepped in with an $85 billion bailout. The risky behavior that drove AIG to the brink was largely fueled by a financial instrument known as derivatives trading.

In the wake of the financial crisis, many people were less than enthusiastic about the prospect of footing a multi-billion dollar bill every time Wall Street gambled its way into a corner. So, when Congress passed a new set of financial regulations known as Dodd-Frank in 2010, it included a provision that required banks to conduct some forms of derivatives trading in a more isolated way in an effort to reduce risk and make government bailouts less likely. Many reform advocates would have preferred much stronger protections, but given the $12.4 million in campaign contributions and $105 million in lobbying expenditures by Wall Street industry groups attempting to influence the law, it was certainly better than nothing.

This brings us to insane part: Now, the House has passed a bill (H.R. 992) that would roll back these derivative regulations and let banks go back to the same set of rules that let them break the economy in the first place. So, why is it that both parties have found a way to agree on a substantive regulatory change at a time when partisan bickering is supposedly making any progress impossible?

It’s certainly not because the public is up in arms about rolling back derivative regulations — most Americans have never heard of derivatives trading, let alone pressured their Member of Congress to deregulate it. No, this is happening for a very different reason: Big bank lobbyists wrote this bill.

That’s not a cute turn of phrase or an exaggeration — The New York Times reports that 70 of the 85 lines in the new House bill reflect recommendations made in a piece of model legislation drafted by lobbyists for Citigroup, another bank that played a major role in the 2008 crisis and also received billions of federal stimulus dollars. The same report also revealed “two crucial paragraphs, prepared by Citigroup in conjunction with other Wall Street banks, were copied nearly word for word.” You can even view the original documents and see how Citigroup’s lobbyists redrafted the House Bill, striking out ideas they didn’t like and replacing them with ones they did. Citigroup is quite literally writing its own rules.

Wall Street’s astonishing level of influence comes courtesy of the disproportionate role money plays in our political system. The derivatives bill was sponsored by Rep. Randy Hultgren (R – IL). According to Maplight.org, a nonpartisan research organization that tracks money around congressional votes, Hultgren’s top source of campaign contributions is the Securities and Investment industry. The Bill also has eight co-sponsors — four Republicans and four Democrats. Maplight’s data also shows donors with Wall Street ties as major sources of campaign funding for six of the eight cosponsors (Reps. Spencer Bachus (R – AL)Scott Garrett (R – NJ)Jim Himes (D – CT)Sean Maloney (D – NY)Bradley Schneider (D – IL), and David Scott (D – GA) ).

But wait, there’s more. Members of the House received $22.4 million from interest groups that support the bill — that’s 5.8 times more than they received from interest groups opposed. Wall Street has also spent over $73 million on lobbying in 2013 alone. To top it all off, the chair of the House Financial Services Committee went on a lavish ski vacation with prominent Wall Street lobbyists just six weeks after his appointment.

So to review: We have a bill designed to roll back protections put in place after the financial crisis that was literally written by lobbyists for one of the major players in that same financial crisis. This bill was sponsored by a bipartisan group of Congressmen — including a former Wall Street executive — who depend on Wall Street to fund their campaigns. This bill enjoyed bipartisan support in a House that received over $22.4 million in Wall Street contributions and is under constant assault from nearly $50 million worth of Wall Street lobbyists in 2013. Have you noticed a theme developing here?

This bill is just the latest example of a sickening status quo that has taken hold in our nation’s capitol. Journalists and pundits may continue to dance around the issue with euphemisms like “influence peddling” and “insider culture,” but such wholesale purchase of the legislative process by special interests reveals a more urgent truth: Our government has become a place where fundraising takes priority over the public good. Our government feels more accountable to those who bankroll its members than the people it was elected to represent. Our government requires massive amounts of money, be it in the form of campaign contributions, lobbing expenditures, or outside spending, in exchange for any kind of policy outcome.

Our government is corrupt and since the mafia will not surrender, it’s time we did something about it!

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Our Military should make everyone of them permanent resident’s in the FEMA camps, or until we have an honest Constitutional judiciary, who can then try them for treason. Every American has the duty to support returning to Constitutional governance. The fact that the communist party can legally operate in the U.S. must change. We American’s are the sworn enemy of communism, so why should we allow them to operate in the United States? Most congress critters are communist by their actions.

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Obama’s Backdown and the New World Order Project

11/07/2013

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By Editor

“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order. ” David Rockefeller

“Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful.”– Henry Kissinger.

11-7-2013 10-02-45 AMAs Kissinger suggests, the new order will not come in like a third-world coup, with the blatant imposition of military force. Rather, the conditions are to be created so that the NWO will appear to be a welcome salvation for humanity. It would be surprising if any other approach had been adopted. It has always been the practice of the US establishment to bring public opinion enthusiastically onside to their global-scaleprojects.

In both world wars, for example, the dominant economic elites orchestrated the buildup to the wars, great care was taken so that the designated enemies would be seen as the aggressors. As a result, populations put their hearts and souls into the war effort. Not only were they ‘defending’ themselves, they were ‘fighting a war to end all wars’, or they were ‘defeating fascism’. Mind control is the most efficient means of population mobilization.

As regards economic affairs, these same capitalist elites have been promoting a fake environmentalism in general, and global-warming hysteria in particular, so that a micromanaged global technocracy can be sold to an enthusiastic population as a Green victory. As regards transition strategy, the orchestrated collapse of 2008 put an end to the old economic order – the era of market forces.  We are now already in a command-economy scenario, with an increasing number of national budgets being dictated by central-banker fiat.

In September of 2001, these same economic elites redefined civil liberties and international law. In September of 2008, they redefined the nature of economics. It is now September of 2013, and it appears they are about to redefine the nature of geopolitics.

In Syria and the NWO Project  I was extrapolating what we might expect to happen, under our familiar geopolitics. I pointed out that we are in the same entangled-alliances scenario that preceded World War 1, and that a US attack on Syria would surely escalate into a nuclear Guns of August. With a coalition-of-the-willing assembled, US warships on station, Iran and Israel with fidgety hands on triggers, and Obama committed to his red line.

Much to my surprise, the bombshell that fell next did not explode in Syria: it exploded in London. For the first time in 400 years a Prime Minister was blocked from foreign adventurism by Parliament. And then an even bigger bombshell exploded in Washington. Obama caved in on his red line, in a humiliating backdownspeech. Not only was the President left looking weak and indecisive, but the White House was apparently turning in its post-9/11 license to intervene at will.

After they made such strong arguments for the necessity of acting, and expressed the unwavering determination to proceed, these backdowns were both dramatic and unexpected. Not only that, the backdown also represent a major shift in the whole tone of post-9/11 politics and geopolitics.

Ever since 9/11, beginning under Bush and Blair, the the US and UK have been operating more or less in ‘national emergency’ mode. Normal constitutional processes have been systematically ignored, due to the presumed threat of domestic terrorist acts, and normal international law has been has been largely ignored, in dealing with alleged terrorist groups and terrorist states. And this has been an ongoing trend, toward more executive power, and more international belligerence.

I suggest that these backdowns, these executives bowing to their legislatures, is intended to be seen a symbolic return to the rule of law. A return to deliberation and thoughtfulness, in contrast to cowboy recklessness. Indeed, in appearance, these leaders are ‘listening to the people’. This all amounts to a very major shift, a sea change, in the behaviors of the two most geopolitically active nations, which means it’s a sea change in geopolitics generally.

In the Syria article I suggested the following:

If you can get your head around the idea that we are in the midst of an intense endgame, with the energies of the US establishment and their minions focused on completing the NWO Project, then it becomes much easier to analyze and understand the meaning ofcurrent events.

A sea change on the world stage, initiated by the chief agent-nations responding to powerful interests and lobby groups, means that we are entering a new phase of the NWO Project. The goal of the project is to create a world government, and this sea change indicates that nuclear confrontation is not to be the chosen path after all. We were at the brink, about to start something that would have escalated from Syria to Iran to Israel and to Russia. And now we’re not. Quite a relief.

In fact, that’s the point: it’s quite a relief. In order to understand this new phase of the project, we need to step back and review again the overall scenario. Every crisis, from 9/11 itself, and including all the interventions and regime changes, has been manufactured. What we’re seeing is a classic case of ‘create crisis’, ‘offer solution’. Or, in the language of the Shock Doctrine, given a crisis, accomplish what you couldn’t accomplish otherwise.

In appearance, we see Great Power leaders restoring the rule of law and the primacy of legislative bodies. The natural next step in this sea-change scenario would be for the same thing to be orchestrated on a global scale, for the Great Powers to recognize the primacy of the UN, giving us the ‘rule of law’ globally. An apparent close-escape with Great Power confrontation has created a PR climate conducive to bringing in the long-planned NWO global government.

It is not clear how the rest of this scenario will unfold, but we can be sure more surprises will be forthcoming. As regards the actions the US, UK, and EU, we can assume a script has been written, as these players are responding to powerful economic interests.  Russia and China remain as independent players, but clearly their self-interest would lead them to support initiatives that move in the direction of peaceful cooperation among the Great Powers. I expect ‘big news’ to come out of any forthcoming summit meetings.

There is one very convenient crisis-solution opportunity sitting there, ripe, waiting to be plucked. The crises in Syria and Egypt were manufactured and they can be resolved. Arms can be cut off to the mercenary terrorists in Syria, and the US-linked Egyptian Army can be reined in. These events can be brought about under the flag of some kind of UN mission, and the UN would get the credit for being the hero of the day.

The details are speculative, but this is the kind of thing we can expect to be seeing in the near future. Another crisis-solution opportunity is all that sovereign debt. Forgiving that could be bundled with a new UN-issued currency. When you’re the one who creates all the problems, it’s not that difficult to uncreate them, in a way that serves your interests.

Basically, the world is being offered a birthday present, peace in our time, the rule of law, an era of international cooperation, an opportunity to deal with the big problems facing humanity. As this unfolds over the next weeks and months, one can only imagine the wave of optimism that can be generated by the global media in a crisis-weary population. The people are to be grateful for the NWO, and my goal here has been to suggest some of the means that are available for creating that result.

Where there’s a carrot, there is usually also a stick. A wonderful-seeming NWO is the carrot, and the stick is manifesting as a demonization of the old order. Consider for example this video of a speech by Wesley Clark, which is currently making the rounds on the Internet. Here’s a link and a summary:

Wesley Clark – America’s Foreign Policy “Coup”

Oct 3, 2007

Commonwealth Club, San Francisco (video)

https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/TY2DKzastu8%26hl=en_US%26fs=1%26

A policy coup after 9/11:

“Some hard-nosed people took over the direction of American policy, and they didn’t bother to inform the rest of us.” Six weeks after 9/11, Clark was told by an officer from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that a memo had just come down from the Department of Defense. The officer said, “We are going to attack and destroy the governments in seven countries in five years. We’re going to start with Iraq, and then we’re going to move to Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran”.

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