America The Real Evil Empire

03/30/2014

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/152916-2014-03-29-the-real-evil-empire.htm?From=News

By Stephen Lendman March 30, 2014 Subject: Police State None in human history compare to America. It’s by far the most lawless. It’s the world’s most egregious civil and human rights abuser. It’s done more harm to more people for longer than any combination of other nations. None match its ruthlessness. It’s genocidal legacy is longstanding. It began in pre-colonial days. Expanding America from sea to shining sea claimed tens of millions of lives. Mass extermination became policy. Centuries of slaughter reduced America’s indigenous population to a tiny fraction of its original numbers. Ward Churchill’s chilling quote bears repeating. He minced no words, saying: Millions were “hacked apart with axes and swords, burned alive and trampled under horses, hunted as game and fed to dogs, shot, beaten, stabbed, scalped for bounty, hanged on meathooks and thrown over the sides of ships at sea, worked to death as slave laborers, intentionally starved and frozen to death during a multitude of forced marches and internments, and, in an unknown number of instances, deliberately infected with epidemic diseases.” Five centuries of slavery were horrific. Black Africans were captured, branded, chained, force-marched, beaten, encaged, and stripped of their humanity. Around 100 million were sold like cattle. Millions perished during the Middle Passage. Imagine packing human beings like cargo. Imagine them under deplorable conditions. Imagine them in coffin-sized spaces. Imagine practically one atop others in extreme discomfort. Imagine poor ventilation, dysentery, smallpox, ophthalmia, and other epidemic-level diseases. Imagine dark, filthy, slimy, bloody, vomity conditions below deck. Imagine it filled with human excrement. Imagine women beaten and raped. Imagine claustrophobia driving some victims insane. Imagine floggings and clubbings to death. Imagine anyone thought diseased dumped overboard like garbage. Imagine 50 million or more lost lives. Imagine slave traders calling it a cost of doing business. Genocidal US policy continues in new forms. Mass murder proceeds efficiently. Technological advances facilitate it. America’s killing machine knows no limits. One genocide follows others. Countries are ravaged and destroyed. Neither world war should have been waged. Tens of millions died needlessly. Making the world safe for democracy is a convenient illusion. America tolerates it nowhere. Achieving unchallenged raw power drives US policy. Mass slaughtering human beings doesn’t matter. Imperial Japan was defeated many months before WW II ended. In February and March 1945, Tokyo was gratuitously firebombed twice. So were many other Japanese cities. Hundreds of thousands of civilians perished. Millions were left homeless. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were two of history’s great crimes. Imaging incinerating civilians gratuitously. Imagine horrific radiation poisoning. Imagine disfigurations and birth defects. Imagine the effects of what happened still being felt. Imagine no apologies for generations of crimes. Imagine turning North Korea into rubble. Imagine running out of targets to bomb. Imagine an uneasy armistice persisting. Imagine possible nuclear war erupting. Imagine East Asia caught in the fallout. Imagine crazed US policymakers bearing full responsibility. Imagine Washington’s unparalleled killing machine power. Imagine ruthlessness writ large. Imagine horrendous suffering beyond human comprehension. Imagine all humanity threatened. America’s post-WW II ravaging repeats with disturbing regularity. Southeast Asia was laid waste. Proxy wars killed millions worldwide. All US direct, indirect and supported wars have no rules. Laws of war are ignored. Rampaging goes unchecked. America was complicit in Rwandan massacres. Desert Storm was a well-planned criminal attack. Essential to life facilities were destroyed. Tens of thousands were gratuitously slaughtered. Twelve years of genocidal sanctions followed. Children under age five suffered most. Bush II killed millions more. Afghanistan remains America’s longest war. No end in sight looms. The cradle of civilization was destroyed. Free market plunder replaced it. Inside the bubble is paradise. Outside reflects dystopian hell. Balkan wars destroyed the former Yugoslavia. They culminated in US-led NATO terror-bombing Serbia/Kosovo. Thousands of sorties ravaged and destroyed them. Imagine considering schools, churches, hospitals and cultural landmarks strategic targets. Imagine a gratuitous humanitarian disaster. Imagine it against one nonthreatening country after another. Libya remains a cauldron of violence. No one is safe anywhere. Obama’s war on Syria continues. Iran’s turn awaits. Expect other targeted countries to be attacked. Expect no safe place to hide. Imagine the supreme crime of aggression. Imagine it ongoing in multiple theaters. Imagine America’s dirty handiwork. Imagine crimes too grim to ignore. Imagine genocide as official policy. Imagine new victims following earlier ones. Imagine dead bodies piling up. Imagine young boys and girls. Imagine the elderly, infirm and disabled. Imagine America bearing full responsibility for devastated landscapes. Imagine what desperately needs ending continued. Imagine humanity threatened. Imagine media scoundrels cheerleading what demands condemnation. Imagine supporting Israel’s killing machine. Imagine billions of annual aid dollars supporting it. Imagine ongoing subjugating talks called peace ones. Imagine longstanding occupation turning Palestine into a virtual open-air prison. Imagine being denied all rights. Imagine world leaders turning a blind eye. Imagine dying for many being their only escape. Imagine what no human being should tolerate being done to another. Imagine Washington and Israel partnering in each other’s crimes. Imagine both nations being lawless warrior states. Imagine them using weapons causing injuries, disfigurements and other effects never seen before. Imagine unparalleled barbarism. Imagine crimes against humanity without end. Imagine weapons able to end life on earth. Imagine possibly using them. Imagine hubris writ large threatening everyone. Imagine overreach risking armageddon. Washington’s Ukrainian agenda reflects its latest imperial adventurism. Protests didn’t erupt by chance. They were well-planned in advance. At issue is weakening and isolating Russia. It’s turning Kiev West, not East. It’s plundering its resources. It’s exploiting its people. It’s incorporating all former Soviet republics and Warsaw pact countries into NATO. It’s establishing US bases on Russia’s borders. It’s having nuclear-armed missiles targeting its heartland. Including Ukraine in NATO risks WW III. America, Israel and key EU partners comprise the real axis of evil. They’re out-of-control rogue states. Former French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau (1841 – 1929) once said “America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.” Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) said the same thing. He called patriotism “the virtue of the vicious.” George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) called democracy “a form of government that substitutes elections by the incompetent many for the appointment of the corrupt few.” Perhaps he had America in mind. Obama’s rap sheet reflects the worst of its policies. He’s in charge until January 2017. He’s got lots more warmaking in mind. He plans hardening America’s police state apparatus. He wants dissent silenced. He wants opposition crushed. He wants freedom destroyed. It hangs by a thread. So does world peace. Neocon infested Washington wages war on humanity. Obama risks extinguishing it altogether. Stopping him matters most. Resistance is crucial. It’s our only defense. Solidarity unites us. We’re all in this together. We’re on our own to survive. Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. His new book is titled “Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity.” http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network. It airs Fridays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. 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OLDDOGS COMMENTS

It’s after reading articles like this that I would give all I own for the ability to write as clearly as Jefferson’s Voice, Stephen Lendman, Brandon Smith, Brandon Turbeville, and so many other great word smiths. Not to make money or fame, but to create a hole in the hearts of many readers and fill it with elucidations they would never forget. Please forgive my uneducated word fumbles as I try to explain the agony of discovering how complicit I have been in the past with this excruciatingly false patriotism that makes us convinced we were doing good by killing and other atrocities to our fellow human beings. Now that I know the real circumstances surrounding Americas’ wars, and how I, and so many others ate it up like feeding a starving man, my shame is an unbearable stench in my mind. What makes it even worse is there are still men I love like brothers should, who would reject me forever without even considering why I have changed, if they read this. Since I am not a silver tongued gymnast, I feel challenged to express my hatred of the people who created an education, and media industry that would turn normal human beings into brutal murders of other humans while glorying in a sense of rightist superiority. The past history of the United States of America is no doubt why there are so few interested in studying history. Once you learn the truth, it’s damn hard to look in a mirror. I pray my brothers will take the time to learn why I can no longer praise my country. All it took was a hand full of genius Bankers, and we became stupid brain washed monsters. At this point in our history, we must redeem our selves by sending these Bankers and their elite lackeys to an agonizing extermination. We must never again let our country become A Nation Beguiled. This is not a denial of responsibility for our atrocities, but an acknowledgement of how we were made to feel justified by being loyal to a piece of cloth. Being free from government tyranny (the Bankers Pawns) means being constantly informed and alert to subversive politicians as they attempt to follow orders from above. Never think for a moment that we are choosing the lesser of two evils, as elections are the most polluted of all their tools. The statist mentality is an admission of being totally uninformed. Only weak minded people need leaders, as the laws of nature are imprinted on an informed mind. Never believe you need a collage degree to know right from wrong. It’s written on your heart. If we continue to believe the lies of the politicians we will be eliminated.

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Directed History of the City’s Alliance with China

03/28/2014

“No earthly government has jurisdiction over your God Given Rights.”
http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/35155/Directed-History-of-the-Citys-Alliance-with-China/

 By Staff Report – March 28, 2014  Bank of England agrees Chinese London currency clearing hub … The deal is part of a plan to make London a key offshore Chinese currency clearing centre … The Bank of England has agreed a deal with the People’s Bank of China to make London a hub for Chinese currency dealing. The memorandum of understanding, to be signed on Monday, sets out settlement and clearing arrangements for the renminbi, or yuan, in London. – BBC  Dominant Social Theme: This is great for London’s City … and so surprising, too. Free-Market Analysis: At the very top of the globalist enterprise is a power elite that is more closely aligned with each other than with their countrymen. This is hard for people to grasp, though. For instance, the European Union is part of a larger elite gambit to create political and economic regions that can then be further consolidated. This sort of effort is ongoing. There are “unions” being built in South America, Africa and even Asia. And, of course, there is the much denied North American Union. Under Putin, Russia is advancing the idea of a union with various countries that used to be its “satellites.” This might seem confusing to some because the impression is that Putin and the West are at odds. But centralizing and consolidating near-Asia obviously makes sense to Putin. That’s how it works. Even when the Anglosphere power elite is not directly influencing the sociopolitical and economic direction of a given country or region, the elites of that area – at the very top anyway – will make common cause with the West. And so it goes with China. Chinese officials are often portrayed at being at odds with the West and specifically with the US. It is superpower versus superpower in a battle for prestige, wealth and influence. But is this really the case? Just the other day, we reported on a courageous young journalist who quit Bloomberg over an article the publisher would not post. The article explored the linkages between a very wealthy individual and top Chinese officials. Bloomberg Writer Quits Over China Coverage Bloomberg apparently declined to publish the article because of its sensitivity. What that means is that Bloomberg feared the article would be so incendiary that it would jeopardize Bloomberg’s business objectives in China. In fact, Bloomberg’s self-censorship extends far beyond China and applies around the world and especially to the West. You will find few if any articles among the mainstream media concerning what we call “mercantilism” the use of state power to fulfill individual business objectives. But at this juncture in the 21st century, mercantilism is a main aspect of industrialism and one that is endlessly corrosive because those who employ it are using Leviathan‘s power to fulfill their personal objectives. As this uneven playing field continues and expands, those who experience it become increasingly disenchanted with the larger system. Mercantilism is a danger to civil society – in fact, an extreme one – as it chips away at people’s trust in their sociopolitical and economic environment. What is even more corrosive than mercantilism is the masking effects used by the power elite to deny its existence or justify it. The overwhelming dominance that the City of London has regarding the yuan is a very good example of this. We are led to believe that the City has achieved its extraordinary feat simply by seizing the opportunity – by seeing what is at stake more quickly than the others. The article itself enforces this view as follows: The signing is expected to be followed by the appointment of a London clearing bank for yuan. 62% of yuan payments outside of China already take place in London. Following an agreement with Beijing last year London asset managers are the only ones in the West able to invest directly in Chinese stocks and shares in yuan. London hub Last year the UK and Chinese central banks signed a three-year currency swap arrangement worth 200bn yuan which allows them to swap currencies and can be used by firms to settle trade in local currencies rather than in US dollars The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank, this month issued a 1bn yuan bond in London, the first by an international financial institution. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said: “Connecting Britain to the fastest growing parts of the world is central to our economic plan. “It’s why I’ve put such government effort over the last three years into making sure we’re the leading western centre for trading in the Chinese currency.” When Mr Osborne visited China in October, he signed deals to allow direct renminbi-sterling trading and to allow Chinese banks to set up UK branches rather than subsidiaries, effectively entailing lighter-touch regulation by the UK authorities. From our point of view, this is so much “directed history.” England – the Anglosphere – virtually ran China for several hundred years. There are even reports that Mao was a “Yale man” – a member of the Yale divinity school in China. The globalists cultivated Mao, it seems. The idea was perhaps to create a dialectic in China that would mimic the one in the USSR that had developed into the Cold War. Thesis, antithesis … synthesis. Note, please: China is still positioned as a great challenger to Western power and eventually, we are told, the Chinese system may permanently weaken the dollar. Even the City of London is rushing to be part of the coming Chinese century. But what if this were simply a pretense? The dollar (the petrodollar) is surely being weakened via fracking, overspending and overprinting. But all of these evolutions are deliberate, in our view. The idea is to take the dollar down while gradually substituting other currencies preparatory to creating perhaps a single basket of currencies that will function as a worldwide money. The City of London has not merely seized the opportunity to clear the yuan, nor are the City’s bankers merely bowing to the inevitable. Is it premeditated? These trends may become apparent when one utilizes an analysis that includes Austrian economics and dominant social themes. It is the reason we predicted a Wall Street Party and why we have also maintained all along that the weakening of the dollar was a deliberate gambit to substitute something else. Conclusion Don’t be fooled by these elaborate machinations of directed history. Keep your eye on the globalist trends and you will gradually begin to understand the entire paradigm – and even to predict its evolution … OLDDOGS COMMENTS The Investment Bankers have been controlling the history of money since the Days of Christ on earth! The money Changers were scumbags then and nothing has changed since Jesus ran them out of the Temple. The reader would do well to convert their assets into some tradable commodity that hold value, as one day soon you will find your dollars are worthless . “No earthly government has jurisdiction over your God Given Rights.”

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WHO FUNDS UN AGENDA 21 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?

03/27/2014

http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/who-funds-un-agenda-21.html

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Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook Model Statues for Planning and the Management of Change was funded by grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (the lead federal agency); Federal Highway Administration (US Department of Transportation); US Environmental Protection Agency; the Federal Transit Administration (DOT); the Rural Economic and Community Development Administration (US Department of Agriculture).  All of these agencies were members of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development which ran from 1993-1999.

Private funders included the Siemens Corporation; Henry M. Jackson Foundation; Annie E. Casey Foundation; and the American Planning Association.  These private organizations promote smart growth.

Siemens, for instance, benefits from the development of the ‘smart grid’ and is a key private for-profit corporation for solar, biomass, and other subsidized power generation. This huge multi-national corporation is involved in health care,  building systems, financing, communications and more. Siemens USA has revenue of over $20 Billion.  They also just appointed Michael Kruklinski Head of Siemens Real Estate for the Americas. In this role he’ll oversee all operations for Siemens Real Estate in the U.S. He also is on the NEW YORK CITY REGIONAL PLAN ASSOCIATION BOARD. Siemens is a German company that was nearly bankrupt until Hitler generously supplied free slave labor and money for technological development.   http://www.usa.siemens.com/answers/en/

The Henry M. ‘Scoop’ Jackson (he sponsored the legislation to create the EPA) Foundation is a major grant funder.  Their involvement on an international scale is detailed here:
The Foundation seeks to leverage its influence and effectiveness by convening and participating actively in groups of like-minded funders to discuss topics of mutual interest. Examples of funder partners or networks follow:

International Human Rights Funders Group
The Jackson Foundation is a founding member and former steering committee member of the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG), an association of grantmakers dedicated to supporting efforts to protect human rights on both  national and international scales. Members meet at least twice yearly to discuss issues of common concern in human rights philanthropy and reach out to potential funders to attract greater dollars to the human rights field. IHRFG also seeks to inform public policy on a national level. 
(text in italics is directly from the Jackson Foundation website–take a look at the funders)

The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth
The Jackson Foundation is a founding member of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, a coalition that seeks to strengthen and expand philanthropic leadership and grantmaking that improves communities through better development decisions and growth policies. It brings together foundations, nonprofit organizations and other partners to address a range of environmental, social, and economic problems. (Text in italics is from The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth website)

The Funders Network membership list is vast.  Annie E. Casey Foundation is just one of many members. Read the membership list here:  http://www.fundersnetwork.org/connect

We suggest that you look carefully at the members of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities to see where the UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development money trail leads.  Money and power flow back and forth along these channels.  Enterprise Community Development and LISC, for example, are on the list.  They are for-profit affordable housing developers who benefit hugely from subsidies in smart growth and redevelopment (urban renewal) zones.  Wal-Mart is a partner.  The Orton Family Foundation is a partner.  You’ll find over 100 foundations and corporations on the list.  Take a look.  and look at this too, as an example of who funds the Smart Growth conferences.

On the issue of devaluation of property through regulatory means, we find it reprehensible that counties and cities recognize that development rights have value when they’re being purchased in conservation easements, but they have no value when they’re being taken away through regulations.  You won’t find many General or Comprehensive Plans that don’t embed sustainable communities strategies in their elements.  Most states require it by law through their legislation.   These policies fund and support UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development.

More and more non-profit organizations are being created, fragmenting from others, spinning off and creating more non-profits.  Funding comes from state and federal grants, from your taxes and fees, private grants, donations (tax write-offs), and from lawsuits.  You’ll find the League of Women Voters advocating for Smart Growth.  The Lung Association lobbies for Smart Growth.  The National Association of Realtors advocates for Smart Growth. The Chamber of Commerce does too.  So does the AFL-CIO.  Are your dues or professional fees paying for UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development.  Are you volunteering for a group supporting UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development?

SPEAK OUT.  REFUSE TO PAY OR PAY UNDER PROTEST, AND TELL THE  MEMBERSHIP WHY YOU ARE TAKING ACTION.

Here’s a light rail train made by ….Siemens.  Trains to nowhere that take decades longer than planned to build.  You vote for a 1/2 cent sales tax and then you pay and pay and pay.

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY: SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PLANNING GRANTS

What do HUD, EPA, and DOT have in common besides being federal agencies?  They were all on the President’s Council on Sustainable Development.  What else?  They form the Partnership for Sustainable Communities and give grants for ‘sustainability planning.’  HUD gave out $100 million in Sustainable Communities Planning Grants in 2010.  These grants are for planning only.  This money doesn’t build anything or help anyone in your city but the planners and consultants.  The money goes for visioning meetings–for propaganda and indoctrination.  Support your city council and board of supervisor members who vote against taking these grants.

ICLEI–INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES 

FROM ICLEI.ORG

Generous Giving. Sustained Growth

ICLEI is able to provide best-in-class service to our members and elevate local climate action and sustainability to remarkable levels only through the generous support of the following private foundations, federal agencies and other entities:

  • Boone Family Foundation
  • ESRI
  • Houston Endowment
  • Meadows Foundation
  • Oak Hill Fund
  • Rauch Foundation
  • Seattle Foundation
  • Siemens
  • The Cadmus Group Incorporated-Arlington
  • The Energy Foundation
  • The Kaiser Foundation
  • The Kendeda Fund
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • The Overbrook Foundation
  • The San Diego Foundation
  • The Summit Foundation
  • The Surdna Foundation
  • The Turner Foundation
  • The University of Michigan, School of Public Health (Ann Arbor)
  • U.S. Department of State  (this IS a federal agency)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  (this IS a federal agency)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (this is NOT a government agency)
  • Waste Management

AMERICA 2050–A PROJECT OF THE LINCOLN LAND INSTITUTE 
Who funds America 2050, the plan for regionalization of the United States (with Canada and Mexico)?  This is a project of the Lincoln Land Institute through the Regional Plan Association (NY, NJ,CT) .

LINCOLN LAND INSTITUTE

SURDNA FOUNDATIO

DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE TRUST

ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION

FORD FOUNDATION
WHO WAS ON THE PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (1993-1999)?
M E M B E R S
 
Ray C. Anderson, Chairman, President and CEO, Interface, Inc. 
Jonathan Lash, President, World Resources Institute 
John H. Adams, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council 
Aida Alvarez, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration 
Bruce Babbitt, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior 
Scott Bernstein, President, Center for Neighborhood Technology 
Carol M. Browner, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
David T. Buzzelli, Director and Senior Consultant, The Dow Chemical Company 
Andrew Cuomo, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 
William Daley, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce 
Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, Executive Director, Women’s Environment and Development Organization 
E. Linn Draper, Jr., Chairman, American Electric Power 
Randall Franke, Commissioner, Marion County, Oregon 
Dan Glickman, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Samuel C. Johnson, Chairman, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. 
Fred D. Krupp, Executive Director, Environmental Defense Fund 
Kenneth L. Lay, Chairman and CEO, Enron Corporation 
Harry J. Pearce, Vice Chairman, General Motors Corporation 
Steve Percy, Chairman, CEO, BP Amoco Inc. 
Michelle Perrault, International Vice President, Sierra Club 
Bill Richardson, Secretary U.S. Department of Energy 
Richard W. Riley, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education 
Susan Savage, Mayor, City of Tulsa, Oklahoma 
John C. Sawhill, President, The Nature Conservancy 
Rodney Slater, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation 
Theodore Strong, Executive Director, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

D. James Baker, Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce 
Sherri Goodman, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security),U.S. Department of Defense 
Richard E. Rominger, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Richard Barth, President, Chairman, and CEO (retired), Ciba-Geigy Corp. 
Richard Clarke, Chairman and CEO (retired), Pacific Gas and Electric Company 
Jay D. Hair, President, World Conservation Union 
George Frampton, Acting Chair, Council on Environmental Quality
Martin Spitzer

SOURCE:
http://clinton2.nara.gov/PCSD/Members/index.html 
CHARTER FOR PCSD   http://clinton2.nara.gov/PCSD/Charter/ 

Regional Smart Growth Organizations (from the EPA website–CLICK HERE FOR MORE)

EPA is one of the founding partners of the Smart Growth Network. The full list of partners includes:

 
REMEMBER: RESEARCH AND EXPOSE COLLABORATORS.  YOU ARE THE RESISTANCE.

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OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Well shiver me timbers, there really are some Democrats with brains!

All would do well to read every word on this site.

The esoteric information obtained from the left side column is priceless, and only obtained by hard work! Great site!  

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The History and Science of Color Revolutions Part 2

03/26/2014

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/the-history-and-science-of-color_24.html

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 Brandon Turbeville

Activist Post

In my previous article dealing with destabilization mechanisms and color revolutions entitled “The History and Science of Color Revolutions, Part 1,” I briefly discussed the history of the theory behind such mass movements and the related mobilizations of “swarming adolescents” as well as the purposes for which color revolutions are generally deployed.

Whenever one discusses color revolutions, however, it is important to understand that this tactic is not merely a recent invention on the part of the ruling elite. In fact, this particular method of destabilization has quite a long history, having been perfected in the late 1960s and refined into an art form as time has progressed.

It is also extremely important to understand how color revolutions work, as well as how these methods are successfully deployed. Such an understanding is particularly relevant if one wishes to combat or, at the very least, avoid the tragic results of color revolutions in their own country or the propaganda narrative surrounding those revolutions in another part of the world.

Because color revolutions, destabilizations, and coups require much more than propaganda inside or outside the country, it is necessary to organize, train, indoctrinate, and mobilize with “boots on the ground” inside the target nation. Since the movement will not be an organic one, the “swarming adolescents” must be organized by the agents directing the destabilization.

With this in mind, Jonathan Mowat’s excellent article, “The New Gladio In Action: ‘Swarming Adolescents,’” which I cited at length in my last article, goes into the recent history of color revolution tactics along with a brief discussion regarding the history of some of its individual and organizational players, most notably Gene Sharp, Bob Helvey, and The Albert Einstein Institution.

Still, it is important to understand that these individuals and organizations are by no means the pinnacle of international destabilizations and color revolutions nor are they the sole facilitators of it.

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Regardless, Mowat explains,

The creation and deployment of coups of any kind requires agents on the ground. The main handler of these coups on the “street side” has been the Albert Einstein Institution, which was formed in 1983 as an offshoot of Harvard University under the impetus of Dr. Gene Sharp, and which specializes in “nonviolence as a form of warfare.” Dr. Sharp had been the executive secretary of A.J. Muste, the famous U.S. Trotskyite labor organizer and peacenik. The group is funded by Soros and the NED. Albert Einstein’s president [2006] is Col. Robert Helvey, a former US Army officer with 30 years of experience in Southeast Asia. He has served as the case officer for youth groups active in the Balkans and Eastern Europe since at least 1999.

Mowat then goes on to briefly describe Robert Helvey’s background in relation to the color revolution industry. He writes,

Col. Helvey reports, in a January 29, 2001, interview with film producer Steve York in Belgrade, that he first got involved in “strategic nonviolence” upon seeing the failure of military approaches to toppling dictators—especially in Myanmar, where he had been stationed as military attaché—and seeing the potential of Sharp’s alternative approach. According to B. Raman, the former director of India’s foreign intelligence agency, RAW, in a December 2001 paper published by his institute entitled, “The USA’s National Endowment For Democracy (NED): An Update,” Helvey “was an officer of the Defence Intelligence Agency of the Pentagon, who had served in Vietnam and, subsequently, as the US Defence Attache in Yangon, Myanmar (1983 to 85), during which he clandestinely organised the Myanmar students to work behind Aung San Suu Kyi and in collaboration with Bo Mya’s Karen insurgent group. . . . He also trained in Hong Kong the student leaders from Beijing in mass demonstration techniques which they were to subsequently use in the Tiananmen Square incident of June 1989” and “is now believed to be acting as an adviser to the Falun Gong, the religious sect of China, in similar civil disobedience techniques.” Col. Helvey nominally retired from the army in 1991, but had been working with Albert Einstein and Soros long before then.

Yet, as Mowat demonstrates, Helvey was by no means the backbone of the Albert Einstein Institute, despite his heavy involvement. Indeed, AEI relies heavily on the work of one of the leading figures of color revolutionary theory, Dr. Gene Sharp. Mowat states,

Reflecting Albert Einstein’s patronage, one of its first books was Dr. Sharp’s “Making Europe Unconquerable: The Potential of Civilian-Based Deterrence and Defense,” published in 1985 with a forward by George Kennan, the famous “Mr. X” 1940’s architect of the Cold War who was also a founder of the CIA’s Operations division. There, Sharp reports that “civilian-based defense” could counter the Soviet threat through its ability “to deter and defeat attacks by making a society ungovernable by would be oppressors” and “by maintaining a capacity for orderly self-rule even in the face of extreme threats and actual aggression.” He illustrates its feasibility by discussing the examples of the Algerian independence in 1961 and the Czechoslovakian resistance to Soviet invasion in 1968-9. In his forward, Kennan praises Sharp for showing the “possibilities of deterrence and resistance by civilians” as a “partial alternative to the traditional, purely military concepts of national defense.” The book was promptly translated into German, Norwegian, Italian, Danish, and other NATO country languages. See the link to the Italian translation of the book (Verso un’Europa Inconquistabile. 190 pp. 1989 Introduction by Gianfranco Pasquino) that sports a series of fashionable sociologists and “politologists” prefacing the book and calling for a civil resistance to a possible Soviet invasion of Italy.

Such formulations suggest that Albert Einstein activities were, ironically, coherent (or, possibly updating) the infamous NATO’s “Gladio” stay-behind network, whose purpose was to combat possible Soviet occupation through a panoply of military and nonmilitary means. The investigations into Gladio, and those following the 1978 assassination of former Prime Minister Aldo Moro, also shed some light (immediately switched off) on a professional apparatus of destabilization that had been invisible for several decades to the public.

It is noteworthy that the former deputy chief of intelligence for the US Army in Europe, Major General Edward Atkeson, first “suggested the name ‘civilian based defense’ to Sharp,” John M. Mecartney, Coordinator of the Nonviolent Action for National Defense Institute, reports in his group’s CBD News and Opinion of March 1991. By 1985, Gen. Atkeson, then retired from the US Army, was giving seminars at Harvard entitled “Civilian-based Defense and the Art of War.”

The Albert Einstein Institution reports, in its “1994-99 Report on Activities,” that Gen. Atkeson also served on Einstein’s advisory board in those years. Following his posting as the head of US Army intelligence in Europe, and possibly concurrently with his position at the Albert Einstein Institution, the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) reports that Gen. Atkeson, who also advised CSIS on “international security,” served as “national intelligence officer for general purpose forces on the staff of the director of Central Intelligence.”

A 1990 variant of Sharp’s book, “Civilian-Based Defense: A Post-Military Weapons System,” the Albert Einstein Institution reports, “was used in 1991 and 1992 by the new independent governments of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in planning their defense against Soviet efforts to regain control.”

As we shall see below, with such backing, Col. Helvey and his colleagues have created a series of youth movements including Otpor! in Serbia, Kmara! in Georgia, Pora! in Ukraine, and the like, which are already virally replicating other sects throughout the former Soviet Union, achieving in civilian form what had not been possible militarily in the 1980s. The groups are also spreading to Africa and South America.[2]

Achieving in civilian form what had not been possible militarily is the whole purpose of the color revolution, despite the fact that military involvement may follow the initial destabilization campaign.
Learning the ins and outs of the color revolution technique, however, will provide a much needed service in terms of preventing that goal from being met.

Notes:

[1] Mowat, Jonathan. “A New Gladio In Action.” Online Journal. Reposted byColorRevolutionandGeoPolitics.blogspot.com. Accessed on July 3, 2013.

See also,
Tarpley, Webster G. Obama: The Postmodern Coup. Mowat, Jonathan. “A New Gladio In Action: ‘Swarming Adolescents.’” Progressive Press. 2008. Pp. 243-270.

[2] Mowat, Jonathan. “A New Gladio In Action.” Online Journal. Reposted byColorRevolutionandGeoPolitics.blogspot.com. Accessed on July 3, 2013.

See also,
Tarpley, Webster G. Obama: The Postmodern Coup. Mowat, Jonathan. “A New Gladio In Action: ‘Swarming Adolescents.’” Progressive Press. 2008. Pp. 248-250.

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The Most Popular Show In America Is Basically NSA Propaganda

03/25/2014

“No earthly government has jurisdiction over your God Given Rights.”
Without GOD you have nothing but Liars

http://www.businessinsider.com/ncis-is-basically-nsa-propaganda-2014-3

3-25-2014 6-31-51 AM

GREGG EASTERBROOK,
THE ATLANTIC

CBS, NCIS and its sibling NCIS: Los Angeles are the top-rated dramas on television, a distinction they have held for several years.
Next season there will be a third iteration, which ones hopes will be titled NCIS: Spinoff. As Quartz’s Jason Lynch notes, viewers love these formulaic procedurals—while critics ignore them.
But what exactly are so many Americans watching—and rooting for—when they tune in for these TV shows? A closer look reveals that both series are uncomfortably akin to a cheering section for the NSA: The shows depict a world in which terrorists planning mass slaughter are under every bed, in which viewers root for the good-looking, wisecracking agents to smash down doors without warrants; in which super-advanced electronic surveillance is used exclusively to protect the public. In the NCIS version of reality, we’ll all die unless powerful government agencies treat the United States Constitution like a big joke.
Of course primetime TV is rich in galimatias: Wacky sitcoms are hardly realism, and virtually all action programming overstates the frequency of violent crime. That crime is in steady decline simply isn’t mentioned on procedurals like Hawaii Five-0 and the Law & Order franchise, which depict homicide at runaway levels. Primetime dramas also exaggerate the use of firearms. In the actual NYPD, 1 officer in 800 fired at a suspect in 2012; on TV, the streets of New York City are as bullet-ridden as the Wild West. Procedurals further overstate the chance of criminals being caught: A disturbing number of real crimes never are solved, while in primetime, as the top of the hour approaches, the cell door slams behind the villain. Viewers long have clicked on the tube to entertainment in which crime is rampant, gunfire echoes down the mean streets, and bad guys always get what’s coming to them.
But the subliminals are shifting. A generation ago, network crime dramas featured private detectives who were lone outsiders, like The Rockford Files’ Rockford, or For Hire’s Spenser. Post 9/11, audiences seem to prefer heroes with government authority. Federal agents based in secret facilities, elite crime-fighting units with extralegal powers, fantastical technology, and commando-team backup are everywhere on primetime.
The NCIS siblings take this one step further by placing the entire nation in jeopardy on a regular basis. The two shows have offered numerous plots involving weapons of mass destruction in the hands of lavishly financed Iranian, Pakistani, or Russian evildoers. (Odd that the shows don’t roll out Saudi evildoers, given most of the 9-11 mass murderers were Saudi nationals; though, in the NCIS universe, Romania is often depicted as a fountainhead of maniacal terrorists.) NCIS Los Angeles had an arc in which well-dressed bad guys with generic foreign accents seized three atomic bombs left over from the Cold War; another in which the deranged were racing through L.A. with a bio-weapon that could “kill everyone west of the Mississippi in 48 hours.”
On ‘NCIS,’ info often comes from a tech staffer who can tap into any cell phone or video feed in mere seconds, never needing a password or a judge’s permission.
How are these calamities prevented? Electronic surveillance. A sinister Pakistani terrorist has an accomplice in Washington, D.C. A super-advanced surveillance device takes mere seconds to locate the accomplice and determine he is on the way to the Norfolk airport. (When he arrives, Washington-based NCIS agents are already present, disguised as airline employees—how they could get there first is never explained, but that’s a standard plot hole.) The well-dressed guys with the atomic bombs are tracked across Los Angeles by technology that apparently can detect fake accents from outer space. The woman with the bio-weapon passes a closed-circuit security camera, and instantly the agents know her location.
On NCIS, info often comes from a particular tech staffer who can tap into any cell phone or video feed in mere seconds, never needing a password and never pausing for a judge’s permission. (She dresses Goth; she’s no Oliver North!)NCIS Los Angeles features two cool young techies who operate a never-explained super-computer that requires mere seconds to pinpoint any vaguely Middle Eastern-seeming person anywhere in the Golden State. Then the agents declare that if they have to stop to get a search warrant, the innocent will die.
In the setup of the shows, viewers have seen the bad guys doing something malicious, and so know they are guilty. Who cares about the rights of the guilty! But in reality, law-enforcement officers rarely are sure about guilt; nobody can be certain until a judge or jury speaks. By first showing the primetime audience an awful terrorist scheming to slaughter the innocent, then showing valorous agents who can stop the terrorist only by trampling the Bill of Rights, audiences are induced to think, “Listen in without a warrant! Break down the door! That’s justice!”
In this respect, it’s somewhat spooky that NCIS Los Angeles is sponsored by Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest military manufacturer. As the credits roll, “Promotional consideration furnished by Lockheed Martin” appears in tiny type. Lockheed Martin does not market any consumer products—watching NCIS Los Angeles cannot inspire anyone to log onto Amazon and purchase an F-35 strike fighter. Yet the firm underwrites the show, which makes itself seem hip with references to NPR and gay rights, then offers plotlines in which advanced wiretap technology is good for the public. For car companies to have product placements in detective drama is one thing; for military contractors to underwrite programming that lauds Big Brother tactics is another.
The NCIS twins aren’t the only primetime shows that glamorize electronic surveillance. Person of Interest, often in the Nielsen top 10, concerns an imaginary super-computer that fuses all data from all the world’s devices, then directs the heroes to places where the innocent are imperiled. “The machine sees everything,” the intro intones. And is used solely for good! Intelligence, a new primetime series, concerns a secret agent with an imaginary chip planted in his head. The chip fuses all data from all the world’s devices, allowing the agent to stop terrorist attacks. And, similarly, it’s used solely for good! As the credits roll after Intelligence, a message appears onscreen: PROMOTIONAL CONSIDERATIONS PROVIDED BY MICROSOFT.
Of course television studios have an unceasing need to pump out programming; what would really be scary is if bad guys from an NCIS episode got their hands on a MacGuffin generator. And plots in which imaginary technology saves the day have been on the tube since The Man From UNCLE half a century ago. But in today’s political climate, why does Hollywood seem so enthusiastic about promoting the notion that the innocent have nothing to fear from Fourth Amendment violations and ubiquitous electronic surveillance?

 OLDDOGS COMMENTS

I suggest the reader spends a few minutes contemplating how many things they have accepted as true, are really surreptitious propaganda implanted in your mind from your habits, entertainment, and associations. The conclusion could startle you. The fool will conclude they only believe what is proven true.  The truth is, you cannot even prove you exist.

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Thousands Sign White House Petition for Alaska to Secede and Join Russia

03/24/2014

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/nearly-6200-people-sign-white-house.html

1-2-2014 12-27-03 PM

 Melissa Melton

Activist Post

“We the People,” the White House’s online petition website that claims it is “giving all Americans a way to engage their government on the issues that matter to them,” is currently hosting a petition for Alaska to leave the United States and join Russia.

3-24-2014 12-39-03 PM

The petition, written by S. V. of Anchorage, simply reads:

Groups Siberian Russians crossed the Isthmus (now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago.

Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago.

First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of the team boat “St. Gabriel »under the surveyor Gvozdev and assistant navigator I. Fedorov during the expedition Shestakov and DI Pavlutski 1729-1735 years.

Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia.

The more than 100,000 people who signed a petition for Texas to secede over a year ago — the threshold that forces the White House to respond on its petition website — were basically told no. A White House official claimed that the reason was because our founding fathers established the United States as a “perpetual union” — and the White House has of course overwhelmingly proven how much they respect and care about what the founding fathers thought about how the country should be run, so…

The Alaska petition was just created yesterday. At the time of writing this, 6,198 people have already signed it, which is 15 more people than when I decided to put this up here about ten minutes ago.

(Hat Tip: Sandy Bone)

Melissa Melton is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared, and a co-creator of Truthstream Media. Wake the flock up!

COMMENTS BY JEFFERSON’S VOICE

Why bother to secede when Russia has already adopted Agenda 21 goals; is in the process of implementing Smart Grid technology in partnership with the US and Europe; has used false flags; has serious issues with civil liberties violations of peaceful protesters; experienced the disappearance and murder of whistleblowers; and Putin is publicly behind world wide regionalization efforts (ending nation state sovereignty) to become cemented as “bricks” in the new international economic order. Didn’t Putin recently join the globalist chorus in the call for the IMF to intercede in the Ukraine? That looks very much like a high level move of “problem, reaction, solution”, synthesis out of “conflict” – classic Hegelian dialectic.


It was the brilliant and intrepid work of Antony Sutton who showed us the apex globalists financed and logistically supported the rise of the USSR (and Hitler too, of course), this financing and support even continued when the USSR was supplying weapons to Vietnam to be used against American soldiers. Given that kind of history and modus operandi, it would be naive to think Russia is not already under some form of globalist deep capture.

If we don’t learn from the patterns of history, we will get suckered into one psy op after another until we wake up one day in our Technocratic prison hell with our biometric tracking devices and 27/4 surveillance and try to remember what it was to have any kind of real dignity as a human being with some modicum of freedom and access to the truth.

BY OLDDOG   War is a Racket by general Smedley Butler

Give Alaska to Russia, over my dead ass!!!!! LET’S GIVE OBUMA TO RUSSIA INSTEAD.

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Take These 11 Steps To Survive An International Crisis

03/22/2014

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/take-these-11-steps-to-survive.html

12-2-2013 8-50-22 AM Brandon Smith

Activist Post

With the Crimea referendum passed and Russia ready to annex the region, the United States and the European Union have threatened sanctions. The full extent of these sanctions is not yet known, and announcements are pending for the end of March. If these measures are concrete, they will of course be followed inevitably by economic warfare, including a reduction of natural gas exports to the EU and the eventually full dump of the U.S. dollar by Russia and China. As I have discussed in recent articles, the result of these actions will be disastrous.

For those of us in the liberty movement, it is now impossible to ignore the potential threat to our economy. No longer can people claim that “perhaps” there will be a crisis someday, that perhaps “five or 10 years” down the road we will have to face the music. No, the threat is here now, and it is very real.

The loss of the dollar’s world reserve status will destroy the only thread holding up its value, namely, investor faith. There are only two possible outcomes from that point onward:

A) The U.S. will be forced to default because no nation will purchase our Treasury bonds and support our debt spending, causing the dollar’s value to implode.

B) The Fed will choose to restart and expand quantitative easing measures, confiscate pension funds, raid bank accounts or issue new taxes in order to keep the system afloat; this will also end in the eventual collapse of dollar value and hyperinflation.

The consequences will lead to an explosion in prices — first in commodities and necessities like petroleum, imported raw materials, food, electricity, etc. and then in all other goods and services. Austerity measures will be instituted by Federal and State governments. Cuts to social welfare programs, including food stamps, are probable. Civil infrastructure will suffer. The cost effectiveness of maintaining public utilities could become unrealistic. Anyone relying on such services may find themselves cut off for days, weeks or indefinitely. Public suffering will invariably rise, along with public crime.

If events like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans are any indication, the Federal government’s response will be inadequate, to say the least. The Federal Emergency Management Agency clearly cannot be relied upon to provide food, shelter, medical care or protection for communities. In fact, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Feds did far more harm than good, corralling people into camps where death was rampant and disarming outlying neighborhoods so that they could not defend themselves. Tens of millions of dollars in donated and Federally purchased necessities were never delivered to aid survivors. Trucks were turned away, and help from civilian sources was denied.

The point is, if you find yourself in the midst of a national or international catastrophe, you should assume that you will be on your own with whatever preparations you made beforehand. To assume otherwise would be foolish, given our government’s track record.

There are some people who will argue that during an international crisis, such as an economic war or a world war, there is no purpose to preparedness. They will argue that there is nothing an individual or family can do to weather the storm or fight back, because the scale of the threat would be “too great.” There is no place for such defeatism in the life of the liberty-minded. The scale of the threat is irrelevant, and only cowards give up a fight before it even begins. Survival and freedom require an unwavering conviction. Nihilists will fulfill their own prophecies, suffering a fate exactly as they imagine for the rest of us; living in fear, slavery, and obscurity.

That said, it is also important to acknowledge the truth that the majority of Americans today are utterly unready for a minor localized disaster, let alone a national or global crisis. This problem, though, could be easily remedied with a few simple beginning steps. I find that most people are not averse to the idea of preparedness, but many have trouble taking the first steps in the right direction. For longtime preparedness champions, the information listed here might seem like old-hat. However, I challenge each liberty movement member to approach at least one friend or family member who could benefit from the steps below. Prepping appears daunting to the uninitiated; show them how simple it can actually be.

Below is a list of goals that every liberty movement member and American can easily achieve starting today and continuing over the course of the next month. If enough citizens were to take the initiative to do these things, all threats — no matter how imposing — could be overcome.

1. Buy Three Months Of Food Stock

3-4-2014 10-44-14 PMFood supply is the greatest Achilles’ heel of the American populace. Most homes store less than one week’s worth of food items at any given time. The average person needs between 2,000 and 3,000 calories per day to maintain sufficient energy for survival. It takes around four to six weeks for a person to die of starvation and malnutrition. In a collapse scenario, most deaths will likely occur within the first few months, either by weakness and illness, or by looting and violence. The idea is to at least get through this first catastrophic phase without becoming a villain, or falling victim to one. One person removed from starvation is one possible threat removed from the equation.

Three months of supply is not ideal by any means, but it will buy you precious time. Start with 2,000 calories per day per person. Bulk foods can be purchased cheaply (for now) and can at the very least provide sustenance during emergencies. A 20-pound bag of rice, for instance, can be had for less than $15 and provides about 30,000 calories, or 2,000 calories per day for 15 days for one person. Supplement with beans, canned vegetables and meats, honey for sugar, or freeze-dried goods, and you will be living more comfortably than 90 percent of the population.

Food stockpiling is one of the easiest and most vital measures a person could take. Yet, sadly, it is one of the last preparations on people’s minds.

2. Buy A Water Filter

Do not count on city water to remain functional. Even during a drawn-out economic downturn rather than an immediate crisis, there is a good chance that some utilities will be sporadic and unreliable. This means you will have to focus on rainwater collection, as well as water from unclean sources.

Boiling the water will kill any bacteria, but it will not kill the taste of sediments and other materials floating around. A high-grade survival filter is the best way to get clean water that tastes good.

The average person needs about a gallon of water per day to remain healthy and hydrated. I highly recommend the Sawyer Mini Water Filter, which is a compact washable filter that can cleanse up to 100,000 gallons of water. It uses no moving parts, making it harder to break; and it costs only $20.

3. Buy A Small Solar Kit

Try going a week or two without electricity, and you may find how dismal life can truly be. The very absence of light at night reduces one’s productivity time drastically, and using fuel for lanterns is not practical in the long term. Solar power is truly the way to go for a grid-collapse scenario.

I’ve heard much whining about the cost of solar power, but small systems that will serve most electrical needs can be set up for less than $1,000. Two 100-watt panels, a power inverter, charge controller and four to six 12-volt deep-cycle batteries are enough to deal with most electrical needs in a survival situation; and all these items can be contained in a portable foot locker for minimal cost. New solar panels are much more effective in low-light conditions and winter weather as well, making solar a must-have prep item.

4. Store A Fuel Source

Twenty gallons of gasoline treated with fuel saver is not expensive to purchase today, but in the midst of hyperinflation, it may be impossible to obtain tomorrow. Kerosene is useful for heating and cooking. Propane can be stored for decades and runs numerous appliances. If you live in a forested area, dried wood can be had for free, and can keep you warm throughout the winter months (keep in mind the your local danger factor when using fire). It is vital to have a means to stay warm and fed during the most difficult seasonal changes, especially during a grid-down scenario.

5. Find Alternative Shelter

There are no guarantees during a full-spectrum disaster. Having all your eggs in one basket is not only stupid, but unnecessary. Always have a plan B. That means scouting an alternative location for you and your family in the event that your current shelter comes under threat. This location should be far enough away from large population centers but still within a practical range for you to reach them. It should also have a nearby water source, and be defensible. Establishing supply caches near this site is imperative. Do not assume that you will be able to take all of your survival supplies with you from your home. Expect that surprises of a frightening variety will arise.

6. Buy One Semi-Automatic Rifle

3-22-2014 8-53-38 AMAt this point I really don’t care what model of rifle people purchase, as long as they have one, preferably in high capacity and semi-automatic. AR-15, AK-47, Saiga, SKS, M1A: just get one! Every American should be armed with a military-grade rifle. If you are not, you are not only negligent in your duty as a free citizen, but you are also at a distinct disadvantage against the kind of opponents you are likely to face in a collapse situation.

7. Buy 1,000 Rounds Of Ammunition

Again, this is by no means an ideal stockpile, but it is enough to get you through a couple rough patches if you train furiously. Cheap AK-47 ammo can be had for $5 for a box of 20 rounds. Get what you can while you can, because the prices are only going to skyrocket in the near term.

8. Approach One Friend Or Neighbor

Community is what will make the difference between life and death during a SHTF collapse. I challenge everyone in the liberty movement to find at least ONE other person to work with in the event of disaster. Lone-wolf operations may be strategically practical for short periods of time; but everyone needs rest, and everyone needs someone else to watch his back. Do not fall into the delusion that you will be able to handle everything on your own.

9. Learn One Barter Skill

Learn how to fix one vital thing or provide one vital service. Try emergency medical training, gunsmithing or metal working, as long as it is an ability that people will value. You have to be able to produce something that people want in order to sustain yourself beyond the point at which your survival stockpile runs out. Be sure that you are seen as indispensable to those around you.

10. Grow A Garden

Spring is upon us, and now is the perfect opportunity to grow your own food supply. If you have even a small yard, use that space to grow produce. Focus on high-protein and high-vitamin foods. Buy a dehydrator or canning supplies and save everything. Use heirloom seeds so that you can collect new seed from each crop to replant in the future. If every American had a garden in his backyard, I wouldn’t be half as worried about our survival as I am today.

11. Prepare Your Mind For Calamity

The most valuable resource you will ever have is your own mind. The information held within it and the speed at which you adapt will determine your survival, whether you have massive preparations or minimal preparations. Most people are not trained psychologically to handle severe stress, and this is why they die. Panic equals extinction. Calm readiness equals greater success.

The state of our financial system is one of perpetual tension. The structure is so weak that any catalyst or trigger event could send it tumbling into the abyss. Make no mistake; time is running out. We may witness a terrifying breakdown tomorrow, in a year, or if we are lucky, a little longer. The path, though, has been set and there is no turning back. All of the items above can be undertaken with minimal cash flow. If you receive a regular paycheck, you can establish a survival supply for yourself and your family. There are no excuses.

Take the steps above seriously. Set your goals for the next four weeks and see how many of them you can accomplish. Do what you can today, or curse yourself tomorrow. What’s it going to be?

You can contact Brandon Smith at: brandon@alt-market.com. Alt-Market, where this first appeared, is an organization designed to help you find like-minded activists and preppers in your local area so that you can network and construct communities for mutual aid and defense. Join Alt-Market.com today and learn what it means to step away from the system and build something better.

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