Surviving the National Crisis of 2014

04/30/2014

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/surviving-the-national-crisis-of-2014?f=must_reads

4-30-2014 11-48-03 AMBy LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

 The United States has reached a political precipice. The country is facing the greatest Constitutional and existential crisis since the Civil War, a situation which may expose America to assaults on its national security equivalent to Pearl Harbor and 9/11.
In an effort to force a radical transformation of the United States, the rogue Obama Administration, enabled by a complicit Congress and a compliant media, has attempted to undermine the Constitution, usurp the power it reserves for the States and deny the rights it guarantees to the American people.

Executing and enforcing federal law is the fundamental duty of the executive branch of government. When a president substantially alters the intent of the laws passed by Congress or creates the conditions for avoiding compliance with the law, he is violating the Constitution.

The extent of Barack Obama’s executive overreach includes manipulating laws ranging from healthcare to immigration to privacy to technology to social issues to national security matters. A March 8, 2014 Washington Post article lists eighteen major changes in Obamacare made by the Obama Administration since 2013.

Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) office has detailed more than seventy instances from January 2009 through the end of 2013 in which Obama flouted the law on immigration matters.

According to Sessions: “The evidence reveals that the Administration has carried out a dramatic nullification of federal law… Under the guise of setting “priorities”, the Administration has determined that almost anyone in the world who can enter the United States is free to illegally live, work and claim benefits here as long as they are not caught committing a felony or other serious crime.”

In an April 25, 2014 letter sent to Obama, twenty-two Republican senators accused his administration of displaying “an astonishing disregard for the Constitution” by considering administrative changes to the nation’s deportations policy, which would amount to “near complete abandonment of basic immigration enforcement.”

Ominously, these executive actions regarding illegal immigration may be an attempt by the Obama Administration to mobilize an” army of intimidation.” In 2006, millions of people participated in protests over a proposed change to U.S. immigration policy including 100,000 in Chicago on March 10th, 500,000 in Los Angeles on March 25th and in 102 cities nationwide on April 10, 2006 with 350,000-500,000 participating in Dallas and 300,000 in Chicago.

Furthermore, questions about the veracity of statements originating from the White House was demonstrated in an April 16, 2014 Fox News Poll showing that six in ten American voters think Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time. He lied about ObamaCare, Fast and Furious, Benghazi and the IRS. It is a Presidency based on and sustained by lies with the apparent collusion of government officials and the media.

Up until now the Obama Administration has gone from scandal to scandal without a loss of enthusiasm from its acolytes in the media and without any serious opposition from the Republican Party.

But the lies and corruption are reaching critical mass and the American people may be faced with a stark choice – the survival of Barack Obama in office or the survival of the country.

Sometime in the coming months, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse has indicated that it will release startling new evidence related to Barack Obama’s personal history and the alleged cover-up to hide the truth from the American people. It is believed not be speculation or the opinions of experts, but hard facts, which go far beyond a fraudulent birth certificate and will be ever more difficult for the politicians and the media to continue to ignore.

Even though government officials and journalists remain confident in their false sense of unaccountability, the American people must prepare for a possible national crisis spawned by the disclosure of unprecedented malfeasance and deception likely tainting the highest officials in government, the leadership of both political parties and the upper echelons of the media.

Such revelations could create potentially debilitating domestic turmoil and increase our vulnerability to threats from abroad. It presents an especially difficult situation because the exposure of our corrupt political-media culture will come at a time of extreme peril to our country, weakened by poor leadership and endangered by serious economic and foreign policy challenges.

Yet the need for courage and perseverance never comes at a convenient time.

America can survive Obama, but it cannot survive not facing the truth.

3-26-2012 11-25-56 AMLawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of “ Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution “. He receives email at lawrence.sellin@gmail.com

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Are Police One Of The Mental Casualties Of The New World Order?

04/29/2014

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/04/are-police-one-of-mental-casualties-of.html

 Bernie Suarez

Activist Post

Are too many police officers currently suffering from engineered mental instability? The wave of police brutality in America and the world suggests this may be true, but just how big is this problem and is all of this engineered?

First, without question there are still excellent police officers throughout America that go to work every day and carry themselves in a professional manner. Unfortunately these good and well-meaning police officers are having to bear the weight and the burden placed on them by other so-called “bad” police.

But what exactly is underneath all of this? Even police that act violently often mean well but have rationalized their own behavior to justify what they do. Let’s examine this closer.

Police, like our military men and women who are forced into situations they would rather not be in, are now being counted on to carry out over-reactive injustices on American citizens. Every day we are hearing about police shooting, killing, tasering and beating to death Americans (and even their dogs) who had no charges against them, were not even read their Miranda rights and didn’t get a chance to be heard in front of a jury of their peers. The stories of police executions nationwide are almost daily. So what can be said about this phenomenon?

It appears that in many if not most cases the police officer genuinely thought that what they were doing was justified, however irrational that may sound. Note that these officers do have a cognitivetrain of thought that justifies what they do. This train of thought is no longer random (not that it ever was). Police are now “trained” to think in a way that is very dangerous to all Americans. Whether it’s the man reaching for his cell phone only to get shot and killed because the officer sees a gun, or whether it’s the person simply running away from the police. The person running away doesn’t realize that the police officer sees things dramatically different from how civilians see it. To bridge that gap of perception Hollywood regularly feeds the masses a long list of TV Cop shows and police activity based movies. This effective strategy empowers the police to do as much as they can get away with, hoping the (TV watching) public will “connect” with police perspective.

Nonetheless, the person who runs away from police must realize that police see a man that is better off dead than to be a man who got away. They see someone running away as a terrorist who is running because he is a super dangerous now-discovered terrorist. They may not even consider the basic logic of “police equals jail” and “no one wants to go to jail” or “no one wants to be beaten and murdered by police, thus run.” These statements would perhaps fall under “silly human logic” or “big mistake” to the officers involved. In fact, recently a police chief thought it “odd”that a woman who felt she was being hit on by a motorcycle cop did not want to talk to the officer. Is this really odd? Or police logic? The lady felt that the officer was acting like a sexual predator thus she tried to ignore him and exercise her right to not speak with him; so he eventually chased her down, tackled and arrested her for not acknowledging his approach. One lesson learned here is that police minds are “sincerely” wired into a logic that is entirely disconnected from the paradigm that you and I live in.

In this modern society which has perfected the art of mind control, it shouldn’t require too far a stretch of the imagination to realize that police are trained by some of the most effective mindtraining systems in existence. Imagine what it’s like to be trained into thinking that anyone in your own country can be a suspect, a criminal or a threat to your life. Under any other circumstances this would be considered a clinical disorder of paranoia. But what about when your job requires you to be paranoid? What if you are an officer and you genuinely believe that man’s cell phone to be a gun? Who is responsible for this paranoia which has led to the murder of Americans on an almost daily basis nationwide? Did anyone confront the Nazis about their potential mental disorders? Would anyone have listened? This police violence phenomenon has put police nationwide into a position which can now be arguably described as a position which involuntarily, systematically, and gradually is turning otherwise good men and women into mentally deranged zombies exclusively operating to protect and enforce an inhuman, immoral and robotic legal system that enforces laws and rules which have no moral, logical, or reasonable justification.

This disconnect from humanity that police are being forced to practice is psychologically unsustainable to the average person. In order for police to maintain mental homeostasis and continue feeling like themselves, they need to internalize and reconcile the behavior they are exhibiting, look to each other for “moral” support in whatever actions they take and develop some kind of thought pattern and camaraderie that allows for these behaviors. Ever notice how police actually sound different in their thought patterns and speech? That is because they actually do think differently. Many judges and attorneys also deal with this phenomenon. Police, however, are tasked with putting their lives on the line to defend the same legal system that judges and attorneys defend and uphold every day.

I recall working as a doctor years ago and how all my doctor friends and co-workers agreed on the “doctor” paradigm. This is about paradigms, and police face the most troubling mental paradigm training. To solve this police violence problem one must first acknowledge that these paradigms exist throughout our society. We could be talking about the military paradigm, the bankers paradigm or the real-estate paradigm. We call them “careers” but these can be viewed as lifestyles. From a psychological point of view, I offer the concept of paradigms. The focus here is on the police paradigm which is shifting to a dangerous area because of how it is triggering unpredictable violent behavior on the part of many officers nationwide.

Should we be surprised by this? No, we should not. We know from previous psychology experiments that if humans are put in a position where a perceived authority figure commands a person to do something they would otherwise not do, humans will often do these acts of evil because something happens in our thought process that shifts the guilt and responsibility of our own actions onto the power figure giving us the orders. The classic Milgram experiment of 1961 among other psychology experiments have shown that humans can be encouraged to inflict pain and anguish on other innocent people without feelings of remorse. Think about this, the authorities and control systems have been aware of this phenomenon for many years now. Imagine what kind of mind and behavior control systems they have now and how desperately these practices would be needed today in the military and police training systems, without which they would never get their new world order.

It’s important to note that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) the official American Psychiatric Association rule book for defining mental disorders states that aMental Disorder is characterized by a behavior or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual that reflects an underlying psychobiological dysfunction. Exclusions have been historically applied to account for the (social) context of the behavior. DSM essentially is saying that if you obeyed authority, then you are not crazy or have a mental disease. I differ with this idea and believe we have to take into consideration the entire situation. What should we call it when an entire system is built to collectively apply an unstable psychological mental process (or paradigm) into the person’s mind?

Perhaps the time has come to rewrite a “natural medicine” brand of psychology that does not hide the truth about human behavior into modern-day contexts so as to shield the larger systems of evil and oppression. Why should we subscribe to any set of rules about what constitutes normality and mental disorders when the rule book is being drafted by the very control system that looks to keep the overall prison planet agenda intact? Just recently it was reported that the American Psychiatric Association now considers the behavior of self photographing (commonly referred to taking “selfies”) as a mental disorder. This new disorder, of course, will be treatable with pharmaceutical medication. With claims such as these can we continue to trust the DSM and the APA to tell us what is and isn’t a mental disorder? Even more interesting is the newer definitions of mental disorder that the DSM is now implementing. New definitions are said to be highly subjective and focus on the biological definition confirmed not with biology but with subject lists of behavior observations. The depth of this growing problem of subjectively defining what mental disorder is without actual proof, should not surprise anyone aware of the new world order agenda.

Let us no longer kid ourselves or be afraid to confront the evil that surrounds us. America is diving deeper and deeper into a very dangerous and violent police state. And the soldiers carrying out the mission don’t think like you do. You will have to reconcile what is at the root of these societal problems. This is but one angle of the problem we must all deal with. Ultimately, tyranny and fascism is a mental disease where the person is acting in a disconnected manner to that of his or her fellow human. We are dealing with a control system whose own psychiatry text books state that a person who inflicts suffering and pain upon themselves has a mental disorder, yet that same person can inflict the same pain and suffering on another and not be considered mentally handicapped. Doesn’t that say something about our own violent nature?

Violence really is a diseased state of mind and we are now surrounded by violence. This diseased state of humanity is being expressed in many different ways including wars, invasions, prisons, environmental terrorism, state-sponsored terrorism and the ultra violent police state among many other ways. We need a collective effort to pinpoint police to a proper starting point. If I could say one thing to police it would be that we need them all on our side. We want to see those officers who are honest and respectful of humanity and freedom to stand up tall and wave your hand. You, the honest, respectful and honorable officer who has integrity, are desperately needed now. Like the call for a “few good men,” we really do need a few good men to step up. At the recent Bundy Ranch confrontation we saw sheriffs, veterans and many others who were willing to step up and be counted. We need likeminded police officers throughout our entire nation not brainwashed zombies willing to pull the trigger and murder Americans who transgress the corrupt legal system. Police must realize that the life, safety and well-being of a person is more valuable than the legal system even if they know the person has done something illegal. They must realize Americans are not terrorists and Americans love good, honest cops.

Like any other job, career, lifestyle or paradigm, police will upon leaving their job and moving on, see the world from the humanity (non-police) point of view again. Those that have been in the military are familiar with the so-called return to civilian life. This return to civilian life should remind us of the dangers of “departure” from civilian life and the mental consequences that come with it. In China recently, at least one police officer was murdered and four others seriously injured by an angry mob who felt it was justice after one of the corrupt officers murdered an innocent man with a hammer. Clearly many would argue that the officer who committed the murder deserved it, but can the same be said of the other officers who assisted or stood by? Or were these corrupt officers a victim of this very engineered police psychosis we speak of?

Unfortunately police are but one of the victims of the police state and are also collateral damage on the road to tyranny, as are the countless civilians who will die in the implementation of the new world order. Perhaps our society will grow in such a way that we examine police from a more psychological standpoint. A solution that would both identify and purge the engineered and existing underlying mental instability that currently hides within the ranks.

Bernie Suarez is an activist, critical thinker, radio host, musician, M.D, Veteran, lover of freedom and the Constitution, and creator of the Truth and Art TV project, where this first appeared. He also has a background in psychology and highly recommends that everyone watch a documentary titled The Century of the Self. Bernie has concluded that the way to defeat the New World Order is to truly be the change that you want to see. Manifesting the solution and putting truth into action is the very thing that will defeat the globalists.

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Intel Exclusive Trillion Dollar Terror Exposed

04/28/2014

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/02/21/intel-exclusive-trillion-dollar-terror-exposed/

Intel Exclusive: Trillion Dollar Terror Exposed

4-28-2014 9-54-10 AM

LORD JAMES OF BLACKHEATH, EXPOSING “TRILLION DOLLAR TERROR”

Bush, Fed, Europe Banks in $15 Trillion Fraud, All Documented

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

Below is one of the strangest stories in financial history, one involving the US government lying about hundreds of thousands of tons of imaginary gold, illegal wire transfers and loans totalling $15 trillion.  The video, from the House of Lords, is amazing in itself. 

What it doesn’t express is where the money came from though Lord James of Blackheath proves conclusively that an effort was made to say it came from a gold reserve in Brunei that, in fact, never existed.

At surface, it appears we have stumbled upon the largest terrorist organization in the world and have found original documents tracing its funding to the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, two of the top financial officers in the US.  A cursory review of terrorism statues in the US indicate that all transactions we will learn about are, in fact, to be assumed “terrorist money laundering” and that the only thing preventing the immediate arrest of hundreds of top financial officials is their political connections alone.

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We will be able to offer an alternative, more insights, some hard intelligence and some very valuable background that we hope will offer insightful and realistic perspectives on this amazing story.

On February 16, 2012, Lord James of Blackheath, member of Britain’s House of Lords presented evidence of an illegal scheme begun, he has thus discovered, in 2009.  His documents including originals signed by Alan Greenspan and Timothy Geithner, show the illegal “off the books” transfer by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York of $15 trillion to, initially, HSBC (Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation) London and then to the Bank of Scotland.

The Bank of Scotland, under royal charter but restricted from involvement in any such transactions, simply “gave” the money to 20 European banks to use in a highly profitable scheme of co-trading “fresh cut” MTN’s (mid-term notes), generating trillions of dollars in profits over 3 years, none of which is shown on books, none has been taxed or has benefited shareholders in those banks.

As Blackheath outlines, the “deception and cover” for this transfer is the imaginary seizure of 750,000 tons of gold by agents of an unspoken entity (confirmed by the highest official sources as the Bush family and CIA), the listed “source” of the money.

The government of Indonesia confirms this to be an utter fabrication and that the individual named had 700 tons of gold (about half of what Gaddafi was holding), not 750,000.  It is noted that only 1,500 tons of gold have ever been traded in world history, as stated in the House of Lords.

The issues that are initially brought out, issues inconsistent with international convention and starting the reader on what is only the surface discovery of two decades of crimes involving dozens of governments are as follows:

  •          At no time has the Federal Reserve Bank of New York been authorized to hold the funds indicated
  •          However, documents held by Lord Blackheath prove, conclusively that they did hold such funds and transfer them in a manner as to obscure their origin by using HSBC and the Bank of Scotland.  This process, seemingly involving Alan Greenspan, Timothy Geithner and others would appear to be “money laundering” until some other explanation were found.  None has been offered.
  •          The “collateralization” of these funds, being 750,000 tons of gold, is proven to be fantasy.  These funds then, in no way or manner, are related to Brunei.  The presentation of this false transaction has been conclusively proven to be a “cover and deception” project such as an intelligence organization would use.
  •          The transfer of these funds, all done without any authorizations, governmental or otherwise, particularly without agreements, payment of interest to the United States and without knowledge and approval of congress makes every aspect of this criminal in nature, a violation of innumerable statutes.
  •          The receipt and use of these funds by the 20 banks, two of which are Wall Street’s largest, and the use of these funds to generate profits while the funds themselves are held “off the books” and the profits hidden and laundered, themselves the earnings of funds received through criminal acts makes any and all involved part of a criminal enterprise.

WHERE DID THE MONEY COME FROM

There is no record of the Federal Reserve being authorized to “create” $15 trillion, equal to the entire national debt of the United States.  There is, however, proof that funds that totalled, at one time, $27 trillion had been earned surreptitiously, disposed of as part of an intelligence operation against the Soviet Union and then later stolen with accusations made against George H. W. Bush as being the perpetrator.

I have spoken with two individuals, one President Reagan’s intelligence coordinator and the other Chief Legal Cousel for the Central Intelligence Agency regarding these funds.  Both have indicated that former President Bush had asked that these funds, totalling $27 trillion, be transferred to his control, that threats were made by Bush and that many involved in this operation suffered, issues including murder, illegal arrest, torture and detention among them.

The individuals I am speaking of repeatedly met with President  Bush over these funds, disputed his claim to them, and indicate that the majority of the funds are the property of the people of the United States.

These funds are the mysterious “Wanta” funds, monies earned through years of currency trading aimed at collapsing the Soviet Union, a plan originated by President Ronald Reagan, then White House Intelligence Coordinator Lee Wanta and CIA Director William Casey.  I have been told that, while this operation went forward under President Reagan, he had ordered that his successor, George H. W. Bush not be “briefed” out of “mistrust” for Bush.

The funds themselves were earned through a scheme of trading Soviet roubles at enormous profit, a practice that eventually collapsed their government.  A portion of the profits are subject to current litigation in the Federal Court of the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge Lee presiding.  I have over 2,000 pages of documents on this case which shows a remainder of the original funds had been transferred to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond by the Bank of China, a party to the rouble trading practice, in 2006 and is claimed as totally owned by Ameritrust Corporation.  That amount was $4.5 trillion of which we hold the SWIFT transfer documents.

The other monies, which “likely” make up from the unspent portion of the missing $27 trillion, may well constitute all that is recoverable.

Wanta, sole shareholder in Ameritrust, has offered his companies share, valued by the court now at $7.2 trillion, entirely to the American people as intended by President Reagan.

The origin of the additional funds, issued by the Federal Reserve during the 80s and 90s, totalling nearly $8 trillion is unknown.   High ranking sources within the US government indicate that this can only be either the remainder of funds Wanta raised or profits made from them after the majority of funds were stolen.

Stories, some quite good actually, and personal interviews plus my own review of documents would place the theft or conversion of these funds initially with:

  •          The Bush family
  •          The “P2,” a Masonic lodge operating out of Switzerland involved in dozens of terror bombings tied to “Operation Gladio”
  •          People around Wanta himself including the CIA

What is lacking is a source for half of these funds.  Technically, they don’t exist as there is no record of them being originated by nor transferred to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York though there are clear and discernible records of them being transferred out of that institution which never possessed them, according to their 2010 audit, in the first place.

WANTA MONEY

The transfer of Wanta funds, they can be assumed to have no other origin as they track into the Federal Reserve banking system while in escrow and are currently awaiting payment based on the orders of President Obama in accordance with findings of the federal court, is complicated by the Scottish transfer.

Either Wanta has claim to the entire amount or it is the property of the US government.  That no effort has been made to secure the funds or enforce criminal and civil remedies to recover enough money to pay the entire US national debt and more, as with earnings, we are nearing well over $30 trillion by this time, is an indication that a criminal conspiracy with enough influence to overrule our own government is involved.  Whether that “conspiracy is, as noted, the Bush family, rouge sections of the CIA or a secret society such as P2, one we can prove or others we only suspect exist, is another story.

The lack of action, here or as requested by Lord James in Britain, is, in itself, proof of both the seriousness and actuality of these events and the powers that can prevent any inquiry when irrefutable documents such as SWIFT transfers are available.  In fact, Lord James has offered a wealth of documents which, when combined with the 2000 pages of Wanta “discovery” from the Federal Court, constitutes more than prima facia evidence of money laundering, conversion, terrorism or worse.

Thus, the inaction in the face of overwhelming and unquestioned proof is inexplicable.

FLOOD OF WANTA LITIGATION AND INDICTMENTS COMING

Currently, Wanta’s legal status is as technical conservator and owner of $7.2 trillion.  However, as nearly half that is owed in taxes and the court settlement required Wanta to purchase $1 trillion in treasury bonds, the federal government should show positive interest other than President Obama and a few others.  More are being obstructionist with the payout and exercise of $3 trillion in US debt reduction.

This is, not only illegal but an indication of conspiracy.

In addition, Russian Prime Minister Putin has communicated that he awaits the agreed upon 3% payment of Russian taxes, initially on the $7.2 trillion.  Will Putin want to be paid on the entire $15 trillion plus interest and will Russia and/or the US have interest in why the Bank of Scotland transferred these funds to 20 European banks to trade in MTN’s (mid term notes) without any authorization or agreement, any participation or sharing of profits.

As the funds, at least the half which the US government can claim ownership of, combined with the interest and earnings of, would quickly put the US “in the black,” again we look at, not just the press blackout on the Wanta litigation of the last 6 years but the press blackout on Lord James of Blackheath and the wealth of damning documentation he submitted to Parliament.

Nothing has been done since, it is as though the proof submitted was so dangerous that those moments in time have been erased by a mysterious g-dlike power.

What makes Wanta dangerous is that he has begun to distribute funds, some to government entities, counties and states, law enforcement agencies, giving them standing, not just in recovering funds intended for their use but in helping prosecute anyone involved in interfering with or attempting to divert funds.

One grand jury is being formed to investigate diversion of Wanta funds even at this early date.  It is likely that Wanta/Ameritrust funds earmarked for border protection could lead to the indictment of high ranking US officials.  This is only the beginning.

If the Royal Bank of Scotland doesn’t think it should be expecting the biggest chargeback in the history of the world, they are in for a shock.

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Obama: “Remaking the Middle East”: The American Gulag

04/23/2014

http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-remaking-the-middle-east-the-american-gulag/5378634

 By Prof. James Petras During the beginning of his first term in office President Obama promised “to remake the Middle East into a region of prosperity and freedom”. Six years later the reality is totally the contrary: the Middle East is ruled by despotic regimes whose jails are overflowing with political prisoners. The vast majority of pro-democracy activists who have been incarcerated, have been subject to harsh torture and are serving long prison sentences. The rulers lack legitimacy, having seized power and maintained their rule through a centralized police state and military repression.Direct US military and CIA intervention, massive shipments of arms,military bases, training missions and Special Forces are decisive in the construction of the Gulag chain from North Africa to the Gulf States. We will proceed by documenting the scale and scope of political repression in each US backed police state. We will then describe the scale and scope of US military aid buttressing the “remaking of the Middle East” into a chain of political prisons run by and for the US Empire. The countries and regimes include Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Yemen, Jordan and Turkey . . . all of which promote and defend US imperial interests against the pro-democracy majority, represented by their independent social-political movements. Egypt: Strategic Vassal State A longtime vassal state and the largest Arab country in the Middle East, Egypt’s current military dictatorship, product of a coup in July 2013, launched a savage wave of repression subsequent to seizing power. According to the Egyptian Center for Social and Economic Rights, between July and December 2013, 21,317 pro-democracy demonstrators were arrested. As of April 2014, over 16,000 political prisoners are incarcerated. Most have been tortured. The summary trials, by kangaroo courts, have resulted in death sentences for hundreds and long prison terms for most. The Obama regime has refused to call the military’s overthrow of the democratically elected Morsi government a coup in order to continue providing military aid to the junta.In exchange the military dictatorship continues to back the Israeli blockade of Gaza and support US military operations throughout the Middle East. Israel: The Region’s Biggest Jailer Israel, whose supporters in the US dub it the “only democracy in the Middle East”, is in fact the largest jailer in the region. According to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselm, between 1967 and December 2012, 800,000 Palestinians have been imprisoned at some point, over 20% of the population. Over 100,000 have been held in “administrative detention” without charges or trial. Almost all have been tortured and brutalized. Currently Israel has 4,881 political prisoners in jail. What makes the Jewish state God’s chosen… premier jailer, however, is the holding of 1.82 million Palestinians living in Gaza in a virtual open air prison. Israel restricts travel, trade, fishing, building , manufacturing and farming through air, sea and ground policing and blockades. In addition, 2.7 million Palestinians in the Occupied Territories (West Bank) are surrounded by prison-like walls, subject to daily military incursions, arbitrary arrests and violent assaults by the Israeli armed forces and Jewish vigilante settlers engaged in perpetual dispossession of Palestinian inhabitants. Saudi Arabia: Absolutist Monarchy According to President Obama’s ‘remaking of Middle East’ Saudi Arabia stands as Washington’s “staunchest ally in the Arab world”. As a loyal vassal state, its jails overflow with pro-democracy dissidents incarcerated for seeking free elections, civil liberties and an end to misogynist policies. According to the Islamic Human Rights Commission the Saudis are holding 30,000 political prisoners, most arbitrarily detained without charges or trial. The Saudi dictatorship plays a major role bankrolling police state regimes throughout the region. They have poured $15 billion into the coffers of the Egyptian junta subsequent to the military coup, as a reward for its massive bloody purge of elected officials and their pro-democracy supporters. Saudi Arabia plays a big role in sustaining Washington’s dominance, by financing and arming ‘jailer-regimes’ in Pakistan, Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan and Egypt. Bahrain: Small Country – Many Jails According to the local respected Center for Human Rights, Bahrain has the dubious distinction of being the “top country globally in the number of political prisoners per capita”. According to the Economist (4/2/14) Bahrain has 4,000 political prisoners out of a population of 750,000. According to the Pentagon, Bahrain’s absolutist dictatorship plays a vital role in providing the US with air and maritime bases, for attacking Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. The majority of pro-democracy dissidents are jailed for seeking to end vassalage , autocracy, and servility to US imperial interest and the Saudi dictatorship. Iraq: Abu Ghraib with Arab Characters Beginning with the US invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003 and continuing under its proxy vassal Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, tens of thousands of Iraqi citizens have been tortured, jailed and murdered. Iraq’s ruling junta, has continued to rely on US military and Special Forces and to engage in the same kinds of military and police ‘sweeps’ which eviscerate any democratic pretensions. Al-Maliki relies on special branches of his secret police, the notorious Brigade 56, to assault opposition communities and dissident strongholds. Both the Shi’a regime and Sunni opposition engage in ongoing terror-warfare. Both have served as close collaborators with Washington at different moments. The weekly death toll runs in the hundreds. The Al-Maliki regime has taken over the torture centers (including Abu Ghraib), techniques and jails previously headed and run by the US and have retained US ‘Special Forces’ advisers, overseeing the round-up of human rights critics, trade unionists and democratic dissidents. Yemen:A Joint US-Saudi Satellite Yemen has been ruled by US-Saudi client dictators for decades. The autocratic rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh was accompanied by the jailing and torture of thousands of pro-democracy activists, secular and religious, as well as serving as a clandestine torture center for political dissidents kidnapped and transported by the CIA under its so-called “rendition” program. In 2011 despite prolonged and violent repression by the US backed Saleh regime, a mass rebellion exploded threatening the existence of the state and its ties to the US and Saudi regimes. In order to preserve their dominance and ties to the military, Washington and Saudi orchestrated a ‘reshuffle’ of the regime: rigged elections were held and one Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, a loyal crony of Saleh and servant of Washington, took power. Hadi continued where Saleh left off: kidnapping, torturing, killing pro-democracy protestors… Washington chose to call Hadi’s rule “a transition to democracy”. According to the Yemen Times (4/5/14) over 3,000 political prisoners fill the Yemen prisons. “Jailhouse democracy” serves to consolidate the US military presence in the Arabian Peninsula. Jordan: A Client Police State of Longstanding Duration For over a half century, three generations of reigning Jordanian absolutist monarchs have been on the CIA payroll and have served US interests in the Middle East. Jordan’s vassal rulers savage Arab nationalists and Palestinian resistance movements; signed off on a so-called “peace agreement” with Israel to repress any cross-border support for Palestine; provide military bases in support of US, Saudi and EU training, arming and financing of mercenaries invading Syria. The corrupt monarchy and its crony oligarchy oversee an economy perpetually dependent on foreign subsidies to keep it afloat: unemployment is running over 25% and half the population is subsisting in poverty. The regime has jailed thousands of peaceful protestors. According to a recent Amnesty International Report (Jordan 2013), King Abdullah’s dictatorship “has detained thousands without charges”. The jailhouse monarchy plays a central role in buttressing US empire-building in the Middle East and facilitating Israeli land grabbing in Palestine. Turkey: NATO Bulwark and Jailhouse Democracy Under the reign of the self-styled “Justice and Development Party” led by Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey has evolved into a major military operational base for the NATO backed invasion of Syria. Erdoğan has had his differences with the US; especially Turkey’s cooling relations with Israel over the latters’ seizure of a Turkish ship in international waters and the slaughter of nine unarmed Turkish humanitarian activists. But as Turkey has turned toward greater dependence on international capital flows and integration into NATO’s international wars, Erdoğan has become more authoritarian. Facing large scale public challenges to his arbitrary privatization of public spaces and dispossession of households in working class neighborhoods, Erdoğan launched a purge of civil society ,class based movements and state institutions. In the face of large scale pro-democracy demonstrations in the summer of 2013, Erdoğan launched a savage assault on the dissidents. According to human rights groups over 5,000 were arrested and 8,000 were injured during the Gezi Park protests. Earlier Erdoğan established “Special Authorized Courts” which organized political show trials based on falsified evidence which facilitated the arrest and imprisonment of hundreds of military officers, party activists, trade unionists, human rights lawyers and journalists, particularly those critical of his support for the war against Syria. Despite conciliatory rhetoric, Erdogan’s jails contain several thousand Kurdish dissidents, including electoral activists and legislators (Global Views 10/17/12). While Erdoğan has served as an able and loyal Islamist anchor against popular democratic and nationalist movements in the Middle East, his pursuit of greater Turkish influence in the region, has led the US to deepen its political ties with the more submissive and pro-Washington , pro-Israel Gulenist movement embedded in the state apparatus ,business and education. The latter has adopted a permeationist-strategy: purging adversaries in its quiet march to power from within the state. The US still relies on Erdoğan’s “jailhouse democracy” to repress anti-imperialist movements in Turkey; to serve as a military anchor for the war against Syria; to back sanctions against Iran and to support the pro-NATO Maliki regime in Iraq. The Middle East Gulag and US Military Aid The police state regimes and the long-term authoritarian political culture in the Arab world is a product of long-term US military support for despotic rulers. The absence of democracy is a necessary condition for expanding and advancing the US imperial military presence in the region. A small army of US Islamophobic academics, “experts”, journalists and media pundits totally ignore the role of the US in promoting, sustaining and strengthening the ruling dictators and repressing the profoundly democratic mass movements which have erupted over a prolonged period of time. Spearheaded by long-time pro-Israel Middle East scribes and scholars, in Ivy League universities, these propagandists, claim that Arab dictatorships are a product of “Islamic culture”,or the “authoritarian personality of Arabs” in search of a ‘strongman’ to guide and rule them. Ignoring or distorting the history of working class struggles, pro-democracy protests and affirmations, in all of the major Arab countries, these scholars justify the US ties to the dictatorships as “realistic policies” given the “available options”. Wherever real democracy begins to emerge, where political rights begin to be exercised, Washington provokes coups and intervenes to bolster the repressive apparatus of the state (Bahrain 2011-14, Yemen 2011 to 2014, Egypt 2013, Jordan 2012 among numerous other cases). While the bulk of the Middle East “experts” blame the Arab citizens for authoritarian rule, they completely ignore and cover-up Israel’s racist majority which solidly backs the incarceration and torture of hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy Palestinians. To understand the Middle East gulag requires a discussion of US ‘aid policy’ which is central to sustaining the ‘jailhouse regimes’. US Aid to Egypt: Billions for Dictators The Egyptian police state anchors the US ‘arc of empire’ from North Africa to the Middle East. Egypt has been actively engaged in destabilizing Libya, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria and collaborating with Israel’s dispossession of Palestinians. The Mubarak dictatorship received $2 billion dollars a year from Washington – nearly $65 billion for its imperial services. US aid strengthened its capacity to jail, and torture pro-democracy and trade union activists. Washington continued its military support of dictatorial rule after the military coup against Egypt’s first democratically elected government, to the tune of $1.55 billion dollars for 2014 . Despite “expressions of concern” over the murder of thousands of pro-democracy protestors by the new military strongman General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, there was no cut in funding for so-called “counter-terrorism” and “security”. To continue funding the dictatorship under US Congressional legislation, Washington refused to characterize the violent seizure of power as a coup . . . referring to it as a “transition to democracy”. The key role of Egypt in US foreign policy is to protect Israel’s ‘eastern flank’. US aid to Egypt is product of the pressure and influence of the Zionist power configuration in Congress and the White House: US aid is conditioned on Egypt’s ‘policing’ of the Gaza border, ensuring that Israel’s blockade is effective. The White House supports Cairo’s repression of the majority of nationalist, anti-colonial Egyptians opposed to Tel Aviv’s dispossession of the Palestinians. Insofar as Israel’s interests’define US Middle East policy, Washington’s financing of Egypt’s jailhouse dictatorship is in accord with Zionist Washington’s strategy. Israel: The US “Pivot” in the Middle East Most independent and knowledgeable experts agree that US Middle East policy is largely dictated by a multitude of Zionist loyalists occupying key policymaking positions in Treasury, State Department, the Pentagon and Commerce as well as Congressional dominance by the Presidents of the 52 Major American Jewish Organizations and their 171,000 full time paid activists. While there is some truth in what some critics cite as the divergence of the ‘real’ US ‘national interest’ from Israel’s colonial ambitions, the fact is that US leaders in Washington perceive a convergence between imperial dominance and Israeli militarism. In point of fact a submissive Egypt serves wider US imperial and Israeli colonial interests. Israel’s war on Lebanon against the anti-imperialist Hezbollah movement served US efforts to install a docile client as well as Israeli’s effort to destroy a partisan of Palestinian self-determination. Washington’s divergence with Israel over Israel’s dispossession of all Palestine does run counter to Washington’s interest in a Palestinian mini-state run by neo-colonial Arab officials. As a result of Zionist influence, Israel is the biggest per-capita US aid recipient in the world, despite having a higher standard of living than 60% of US citizens. Between 1985-2014, Israel received over $100 billion dollars, of which 70% was military, including the most advance high technology weaponry. Israel ,the country which has the world record for political prisoners and military attacks on its neighbors over the past forty years, holds the record for US military aid. Israel as the premier ‘jailhouse democracy’ is a key link in the chain of gulags extending from North Africa to the Gulf States. Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia competes with Israel as an incarceration center of pro-democracy dissidents; the Saudi’s recycle hundreds of billions of petro-rents through Wall Street, enriching local Saudi despots and overseas pro-Israel investment bankers. The Saudi-US-Israeli convergence is more than incidental. They share military interests in warring against pro-independence, pro-democracy Arab movements throughout the Middle East. Saudi houses the major US military base and the biggest intelligence operations in the Gulf. It backed the US invasion of Iraq. It finances thousands of Islamic mercenaries in the US-NATO proxy war against Syria. It invaded Bahrain to smash the pro-democracy movement. It intervenes with Washington in support of the Yemen police state. It is the biggest and most lucrative market for the US military-industrial complex. US military sales between 1951 – 2006 totaled $80 billion. In October 2010 it signed off on a $60.5 billion purchase of US arms and services. Bahrain: A US Aircraft Carrier called a Country Bahrain serves as the naval base for the US Fifth fleet – and an operative base for attacking Iran. It has been servicing the occupation of Afghanistan and US control of oil shipping routes. The Al-Khalifa dictatorship is extremely isolated, highly unpopular and faces constant pressure from the pro-democracy majority. To bolster their vassal rulers, Washington has increased its military sales to the tiny statelet from $400 million between 1993-2000 to $1.4 billion in the subsequent decade. Washington has increased its sales and military training program in direct proportion to the growth of democratic discontent, resulting in the geometrical growth of political prisoners. Iraq: War, Occupation,and the Killing Fields of a Jailhouse Democracy The US invasion and occupation of Iraq led to the slaughter of nearly 1.5 million Iraqis (mostly civilians, non-combatants) at a cost of $1.5 trillion dollars and 4,801 US military deaths. In 2006 the US engineered ‘elections’ led to the installation of the Maliki regime, buttressed by US arms, mercenaries, advisers and bases. According to a recent study for the Congressional Research Office (February 2014), by Kenneth Kilzman, there are 16,000 US military personnel and “contractors” currently in Iraq. Over 3,500 US military contractors in the Office of Security Cooperation bolster the corrupt Maliki police state. The jailhouse democracy has been supplied with US missiles and drones and over $10 billion dollars in military assistance :this includes $2.5 billion in aid and $7.9 billion sales between 2005 – 2013. For 2014 -2015 Malaki has requested $15 billion in weapons, including 36 US F-16 combat aircraft and scores of Apache attack helicopters. In 2013 the Malaki regime registered 8,000 political deaths resulting from its internal war. Iraq is a crucial center for US control of oil, the Gulf and as a launch pad to attack Iran. While Maliki makes ‘gestures’ toward Iran, its role as an advanced link in the US imperial gulag defines its real ‘function’ in the Gulf region. Yemen: The Desert Military Outpost for the American Gulag Yemen is a costly military outpost for Saudi despotism and US power on the Arabian Peninsula. According to a study, Yemen: Background and US Relations by Jeremy Sharp for the Congressional Research Service (2014), the US has supplied $1.3 billion in military aid to Yemen between 2009-2014. Saudi Arabia donated $3.2 billion in 2012 to bolster the Saleh dictatorship in the face of a mass popular anti-dictatorial uprising. Washington engineered a transfer of power from Saleh to “President” Hadi and ensured his continuity by doubling military aid to keep the jails full and the resistance in check. According to the New York Times (6/31/13) Hadi was “a carry-over of dictator Saleh”. The continuity of a jailhouse democracy in Yemen is a crucial link between the Egypt-Israel-Jordan axis and the Saudi-Bahrain imperial gulag. Jordan: Eternal Vassal and Mendicant Monarchy Jordan’s despotic monarchy has been on the US payroll for over a half century. Recently it has served as a torture center for kidnapped victims seized by US Special Forces engaged in the “rendition” program. Jordan has collaborated with Israel in assaulting and arresting Palestinians in Jordan engaged in the freedom struggle. Currently Jordan along with Turkey serves as a training and weapons depot for NATO backed mercenary terrorists invading Syria. For its collaboration with Israel, Washington and NATO, the corrupt jailhouse monarchy receives large scale long-term military and economic aid. The monarchy and its extended network of cronies, jailers and family, skim tens of millions of dollars in foreign aid, laundered in overseas accounts in London, Switzerland, Dubai and New York. According to a Congressional Research Service Report (January 27, 2014), US aid to the Jordanian royal dictatorship amounts to $660 million per year. An additional $150 million for military aid was channeled to the regime with the onset of the NATO intervention in Syria. The fund was directed to build-up the infrastructure around the Jordan-Syria border. In addition, Jordan serves as a major conduit for arms to terrorists attacking Syria: $340 million destined for “overseas contingencies” probably is channeled through Amman to arm the terrorists invading Syria. In October 2012, Jordan signed agreements with the US allowing a large contingent of Special Forces to establish airfields and bases to supply and train terrorists. Turkey: A Loyal Vassal State with Regional Ambitions As the southern military bulwark of NATO, on Russia’s frontier, Turkey has been on the US payroll for over 66 years. According to a recent study by James Zanotti Turkey – US Defense Co-Operation: Prospects and Challenges (Congressional Research Service, April 8, 2011) in exchange for bolstering the military power of Turkey’s “jailhouse democracy”, the US secured a major military presence including a huge air base in Incirlik a major operational center housing 1,800 US military personnel. Turkey collaborated with the US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and supported the NATO bombing of Libya. Today Turkey is the most important military operational center for jihadist terrorists invading Syria. Despite President Erdoğan’s periodic demagogic nationalist bombast, the US empire builders continue to have access to Turkish bases and transport corridors for its wars, occupations and interventions in the Middle East and South and Central Asia. In exchange the US has stationed missile defense systems and vastly increased arms sales, so-called “security assistance”. Between 2006 – 2009 US military sales exceeded $22 billion dollars. In 2013-14, tensions between Turkey and the US increased as Erdoğan moved to purge the state of the Gulenists, a US backed fifth column, which permeated the Turkish state and used its position to support closer collaboration with Israel and US military interests. Conclusion The expansion of the US Empire throughout North Africa and the Middle East has been built around arming and financing vassal states to serve as military outposts of the empire. These vassal regimes, ruled by dictatorial monarchies, and authoritarian military and civilian rulers, rely on force and violence to sustain their rule. The US has supplied the weapons, advisers, and financing allowing them to rule. The US arc of imperial military bases stretching from Egypt through Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Yemen, Iraq , Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, is protected by a chain of prison camps containing tens of thousands of political prisoners. The US engagement, its pervasive presence throughout the region, is accompanied by a chain of jailhouse democracies and dictatorships. Contrary to liberal and conservative policy pundits and academics, US policy for over 50 years has actively sought out, installed and protected bloody tyrants who have pillaged the public treasury, concentrated wealth, surrendered sovereignty and underdeveloped their economies. Pro-Israel academics at prestigious US universities have systematically distorted the structural bases of violence, authoritarianism and corruption in the Islamic world: blaming the victims, the Turkish and Arab people, and ignoring the role of US empire builders in financing and arming the authoritarian civilian and military rulers and absolutist monarchies and their corrupt military, judicial and police officials. Contrary to the mendacious tomes published by the prestigious University presses and written mostly by highly respected pro-Israel political propagandists, the remaking of the Middle East depends on the strength of the democratic currents in Islamic society. They are found in the student movements, among the trade unionists and unemployed, the nationalist intellectuals and Islamic and secular forces who oppose the US Empire for very practical and obvious reasons. Along with Israel the US is the main organizer of the vast chain of political prison camps that destroy the most creative and dynamic forces in the region. Greater Arab vassalage provokes the periodic explosion of a vibrant democratic culture and movement; unfortunately it also results in greater US military aid and presence. The real clash of civilizations is between the democratic aspirations of the Eastern popular classes and the deeply embedded authoritarianism of Euro-American- Israeli imperialism Copyright © 2014 Global Research

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

Those few of you who have read an article this long are probably shocked to learn our founders were correct in their advice to stay out of foreign affairs. They were right in most all of the things they advised and we are now paying the price for not paying attention to them. But that means you were not interested in finding out why the world is so screwed up, and it never occurred to you that an interest in these things was never implanted in your mind in public education, so, in a way it’s not your fault for being a self centered, materialistic, ignoramus. To some extent, we all are all those things and many more, because we and millions of others are paying a high price for our lack of concern for the truth. Let me be completely frank here; there is no excuse left in the modern world for Americans to remain politically ignorant, OR BEGUILED, because we can all afford an internet connection, and a lap-top. It is no longer reasonable to blame our ignorance on our past education, the putrid media industry, and our unrealistic self image. We do not live in the Land of the free, and the home of the brave; we live in a period of the most successful mass propaganda campaign ever devised. We can no longer shrug off the responsibility of becoming knowledgeable, freedom loving, human beings again. If you have read only a tenth of the articles on my two sites, you have been exposed to the real reasons, and people, who have done this to us and the rest of the world, so why are you still not involved in educating the rest of America? Do you not understand that our Nation has been used to destroy most of the rest of the worlds Nations, and all these people will someday destroy us in return? Are you still ignorant enough to think Americans are the only decent people on earth? Have you not yet learned that we were used like a bunch of whores to maim, murder, and imprison millions of human beings? We have been letting our government spread intellectual syphilis throughout the planet earth. You should know by now that the International Investment Banking Cartel, have been the instigators, their  Corporations and our government have been the enforcers, and we have been the silent supporters. It’s time to stop the destruction of freedom before it’s too late, and the way to be involved is to reject the taboo on speaking to each other about politics and other taboos, and spread the truth to everyone we can. Otherwise, we are going back thousands of years into a slavery few are aware ever existed. Stand up America, and do your duty! A revolution every twenty years is a good thing, and we are way over due.

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The Bundy Paradigm Will You Be a Rebel Revolutionary or a Slave?

04/22/2014

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By John Whitehead

WITH COMMENTS BY JEFFERSON’S VOICE AT THE BOTTOM

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”—John F. Kennedy

Those tempted to write off the standoff at the Bundy Ranch as little more than a show of force by militia-minded citizens would do well to reconsider their easy dismissal of this brewing rebellion. This goes far beyond concerns about grazing rights or the tension between the state and the federal government. Few conflicts are ever black and white, and the Bundy situation, with its abundance of gray areas, is no exception. Yet the question is not whether Cliven Bundy and his supporters are domestic terrorists, as Harry Reid claims, or patriots, or something in between. Nor is it a question of whether the Nevada rancher is illegally grazing his cattle on federal land or whether that land should rightfully belong to the government. Nor is it even a question of who’s winning the showdown— the government with its arsenal of SWAT teams, firepower and assault vehicles, or Bundy’s militia supporters with their assortment of weapons—because if such altercations end in bloodshed, everyone loses. What we’re really faced with, and what we’ll see more of before long, is a growing dissatisfaction with the government and its heavy-handed tactics by people who are tired of being used and abused and are ready to say “enough is enough.” And it won’t matter what the issue is—whether it’s a rancher standing his ground over grazing rights, a minister jailed for holding a Bible study in his own home, or a community outraged over police shootings of unarmed citizens—these are the building blocks of a political powder keg. Now all that remains is a spark, and it need not be a very big one, to set the whole powder keg aflame. As I show in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, there’s a subtext to this incident that must not be ignored, and it is simply this: America is a pressure cooker with no steam valve, and things are about to blow. This is what happens when a parasitical government muzzles the citizenry, fences them in, herds them, brands them, whips them into submission, forces them to ante up the sweat of their brows while giving them little in return, and then provides them with little to no outlet for voicing their discontent. The government has been anticipating and preparing for such an uprising for years. For example, in 2008, a U.S. Army War College report warned that the military must be prepared for a “violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States,” which could be provoked by “unforeseen economic collapse,” “purposeful domestic resistance,” “pervasive public health emergencies” or “loss of functioning political and legal order”—all related to dissent and protests over America’s economic and political disarray. Consequently, predicted the report, the “widespread civil violence would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.” One year later, in 2009, the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama issued its infamous reports on Rightwing and Leftwing “Extremism.” According to these reports, an extremist is defined as anyone who subscribes to a particular political viewpoint. Rightwing extremists, for example, are broadly defined in the report as individuals and groups “that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.” Despite “no specific information that domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence,” the DHS listed a number of scenarios that could arise as a result of so-called rightwing extremists playing on the public’s fears and discontent over various issues, including the economic downturn, real estate foreclosures and unemployment. Equally disconcerting, the reports use the words “terrorist” and “extremist” interchangeably. In other words, voicing what the government would consider to be extremist viewpoints is tantamount to being a terrorist. Under such a definition, I could very well be considered a terrorist. So too could John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr., Roger Baldwin (founder of the ACLU), Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson and Samuel Adams—all of these men protested and passionately spoke out against government practices with which they disagreed and would be prime targets under this document. The document also took pains to describe the political views of those who would qualify as being a rightwing extremist. For example, you are labeled a rightwing extremist if you voice concerns about a myriad of issues including: policy changes under President Obama; the economic downturn and home foreclosures; the loss of U.S. jobs in manufacturing and construction sectors; and social issues such as abortion, interracial crimes and immigration. DHS also issued a red-flag warning against anyone who promotes “conspiracy theories involving declarations of martial law, impending civil strife or racial conflict, suspension of the U.S. Constitution, and the creation of citizen detention camps.” Fast forward five years, with all that has transpired, from the Occupy Protests and the targeting of military veterans to domestic surveillance, especially of activist-oriented groups and now, most recently, the Bundy Ranch showdown, and it would seem clear that the government has not veered one iota from its original playbook. Indeed, the government’s full-blown campaign of surveillance of Americans’ internet activity, phone calls, etc., makes complete sense in hindsight. All that we have been subjected to in recent years—living under the shadow of NSA spying; motorists strip searched and anally probed on the side of the road; innocent Americans spied upon while going about their daily business in schools and stores; homeowners having their doors kicked in by militarized SWAT teams serving routine warrants—illustrates how the government deals with people it views as potential “extremists”: with heavy-handed tactics designed to intimidate the populace into submission and discourage anyone from stepping out of line or challenging the status quo. It’s not just the Cliven Bundys of the world who are being dealt with in this manner. Don Miller, a 91-year-old antiques collector, recently had his Indiana home raided by the FBI, ostensibly because it might be in the nation’s best interest if the rare and valuable antiques and artifacts Miller had collected over the course of 80 years were cared for by the government. Such tactics carried out by anyone other than the government would be considered grand larceny, and yet the government gets a free pass. In the same way, the government insists it can carry out all manner of surveillance on us—listen in on our phone calls, read our emails and text messages, track our movements, photograph our license plates, even enter our biometric information into DNA databases—but those who dare to return the favor, even a little, by filming potential police misconduct, get roughed up by the police, arrested, charged with violating various and sundry crimes. When law enforcement officials—not just the police, but every agent of the government entrusted with enforcing laws, from the president on down—are allowed to discard the law when convenient, and the only ones having to obey the law are the citizenry and not the enforcers, then the law becomes only a tool to punish us, rather than binding and controlling the government, as it was intended. This phenomenon is what philosopher Abraham Kaplan referred to as the law of the instrument, which essentially says that to a hammer, everything looks like a nail. In the scenario that has been playing out in recent years, we the citizenry have become the nails to be hammered by the government’s henchmen, a.k.a. its guns for hire, a.k.a. its standing army, a.k.a. the nation’s law enforcement agencies. Indeed, there can no longer be any doubt that militarized police officers, the end product of the government—federal, local and state—and law enforcement agencies having merged, have become a “standing” or permanent army, composed of full-time professional soldiers who do not disband. Yet these permanent armies are exactly what those who drafted the U.S. Constitution feared as tools used by despotic governments to wage war against its citizens. That is exactly what we are witnessing today: a war against the American citizenry. Is it any wonder then that Americans are starting to resist? More and more, Americans are tired, frustrated, anxious, and worried about the state of their country. They are afraid of an increasingly violent and oppressive federal government, and they are worried about the economic insecurity which still grips the nation. And they’re growing increasingly sick of being treated like suspects and criminals. As former law professor John Baker, who has studied the growing problem of overcriminalization, noted, “There is no one in the United States over the age of 18 who cannot be indicted for some federal crime. That is not an exaggeration.” To make matters worse, a recent scientific study by Princeton researchers confirms that the United States of America is not the democracy that is purports to be, but rather an oligarchy, in which “economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy.” As PolicyMic explains, “An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military… In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.” So if average Americans, having largely lost all of the conventional markers of influencing government, whether through elections, petition, or protest, have no way to impact their government, no way to be heard, no assurance that their concerns are truly being represented and their government is one “by the people, of the people, and for the people,” as opposed to being engineered expressly for the benefit of the wealthy elite, then where does that leave them? To some, the choice is clear. As psychologist Erich Fromm recognized in his insightful book, On Disobedience: “If a man can only obey and not disobey, he is a slave; if he can only disobey and not obey, he is a rebel (not a revolutionary). He acts out of anger, disappointment, resentment, yet not in the name of a conviction or a principle.” Unfortunately, the intrepid, revolutionary American spirit that stood up to the British, blazed paths to the western territories, and prevailed despite a civil war, multiple world wars, and various economic depressions has taken quite a beating in recent years. Nevertheless, the time is coming when each American will have to decide: will you be a slave, rebel or revolutionary?

This commentary is also available atwww.rutherford.org.

REPUBLISHED WITH COMMENTS

By Jefferson’s Voice

Great article, however, did you notice Mr. Whitehead was careful to NOT mention Agenda 21 and global governance?  Americans and the rest of the world need to know that the growing tyranny is part of a clearly defined SYSTEM being constructed to control us in every sphere of our lives on a continuous basis and the takeaway lesson from the Bundy ranch situation is it epitomizes Agenda 21, a very big piece of the puzzle.

John Whitehead could greatly magnify the impact of his excellent commentaries if he expanded upon the bigger picture, no holding back. Recall Brandon Raub was the young soldier who was hauled off on the order of federal authorities and put into a psychiatric facility for his Facebook comments.  As Raub’s legal representative, Whitehead said he believed Raub has the right to his opinion that 9/11 was an inside job and there was a cabal controlling the US, but he did not agree with this viewpoint.

Clearly, Whitehead limits how far he will call out our elite overlords, walking a careful line to say only what is generally known without exposing the deeper issues.  That’s where we all need to pick up the baton and fully educate others so they can connect more dots! There truly is a good teaching moment at hand. Did you also notice the prominent mention of an oligarchy?  This point by Whitehead is not incidental or a random observation. A friend of mine sent me a recent Bill Moyers interview of NY Times Establishment shill economist Paul Krugman about a “seminal” new book by a French economist who “conclusively shows” that the US is shifting away from being a democratic nation to becoming an oligarchy.  Remarkably, Moyers claimed this news was an “epiphany” for him, and Krugman seemed equally “shocked” (it would seem Krugman also didn’t anticipate the housing bubble implosion and banking crisis despite critical warning signs).

The globalist slam dunk came near the end of the program as Moyers and Krugman led gullible viewers to believe that the solution to this dangerous oligarchy trend is a global tax.  I was asked to deconstruct the 24 minute video clip to analyze the limited hangout and explain what wasn’t said that should have been.  (My response is below.) After watching the Moyers interview, I realized this oligarchy narrative is being used, in part, to proffer a Hegelian style “solution” of a global tax, under the guise of taxing the wealthy for “redistribution” to the poor when the reality it is the same Trojan horse the global carbon tax was.

The oligarchy or plutocracy that pulls the strings of people like Moyers and Krugman has no interest in taxing itself into oblivion to help the struggling masses soon to be trapped in a global police state and major economic contraction pincer-like movement. It’s another meme to torpedo, and in the process expose the entire system of control. Do you see how sneaky the presentation of new elite memes and psychological operations (psy ops) can be? I’m including the youtube link for the Moyers interview in case you’re curious.  It’s about 24 minutes long.  You probably don’t need to watch it to get the points I made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzQYA9Qjsi0

Yes, my friend, this is big limited hangout.  Moyers gets the ball rolling by stating the massive shift in wealth started in 1977, when, over the course of the next three decades, “60% of national income went to the 1% richest Americans”.  Guess what supra-national body of elite policy makers got started in 1977 dominating the entire Carter administration?  The Trilateralists!  Not surprisingly, there is no mention of this by Moyers or Krugman.  Some other glaring omissions in the interview include: >Long established ruling banking oligarchy completely ignored. >For decades it has been known that contrary to the image of a US meritocracy system, upward mobility is highly limited being the exception rather than the rule.

So the notion that it is  “surprising” most wealth is inherited wealth is largely disingenuous. >Are they also surprised about the effects of lowering capital gains taxes to a mere 15% for the benefit of the “investment class”? >Monetary inflation implemented by the federal reserve is designed to create bubbles, especially stock market related bubbles (even the housing bubble was part of a stock bubble situation due to the tie to derivatives and the housing bubble driving spending).  So it’s not surprising those earning their living with a job as their only income getting a 2 or 3 percent raise in an environment where general inflation is around 10% are going to see a widening gap with the investment class that is earning an average of 15% on their returns (and more for those with higher connections*) and paying less in income tax due to the “capital gains” loophole. >*Moyers and Krugman don’t know about insider investment “tips”?

An investment banker I am acquainted with was married to a SEC lawyer and he told me there are a lot of prominent people (including members of Congress) who have been caught doing insider trading and the SEC simply tells them to stop, they don’t even get fined.  Can you imagine how routine this kind of thing is and how long it has been going on?  Look at Neil Bush and the savings and loans scandal, McCain and the Keating Five deal, recently Reid’s son and the BLM trying to push out that last remaining rancher for the Chinese solar company Reid’s son represents, , , , ad infinitum.   It’s a racket, or as George Carlin said a rigged game / casino.

>When I took a sociology class in college the instructor told us how much wealth was centralized in the US.  It was clear in the 1970s and 1980s, probably earlier, we were already in a state of near oligarchy simply by measures of percentage of US capital ownership. >Remember I told you about the Iron Law of Politics, the historical trend in a large increasingly centralized society for oligarchs to seize power and fully dominate the political process?  Think about the paradigm of Technocracy in policy practice coming from the Trilateralists to centralize economic and political power.  And we are to believe this plan or concept wasn’t taken to its logical conclusion by any establishment academics?

>What about the often cited quote from Rockefeller about a world government run by international bankers and media complicity to hide this plan?**.  Didn’t Moyers and others of his ilk ever wonder what plan Rockefeller was referring to??  The implementation of this plan requires an oligarchical / plutocrat “elite” power structure. Note that Rockefeller thanks the NY Times and other publications for their “discretion” obfuscating the plan to install a world government, and, coming around full circle, Krugman is a prominent NY Times columnist.

>Moyers statement: “Conservatives say inequality doesn’t matter”.  Straw man argument!  Sure, some neoconservatives will publicly say that (very different political animal from what is now more commonly termed “paleo conservatives”), but they are ideologically following the same path as the neoliberals who are also pushing for IMF dominance around the world and austerity, not wealth confiscation of the super rich oligarchy as left gatekeepers would have you believe.

>”Redistribution” in Krugman’s elite world is not taxing the crap out of the super rich, rather it is Technocratic centralization and rationing. >>>Think about a system that deliberately and methodically pumps most of the capital to a tiny elite and their minions by shifting that capital away from the working and middle classes using their control over the monetary system.  At some point the bottom 50% are struggling so much that the “solution” is to further centralize the system by taxing a portion of the elites’ wealth (“redistribution”) and through a government run series of programs the public has to provide all their personal data to enroll in and qualify to use these programs for basic survival and these “services” will be tightly rationed.  That’s the blueprint for Technocracy!  It’s also a problem / reaction / solution strategy, right?

>Moyers brings up “global tax”!  That was the intention of the Trojan horse of global carbon tax which didn’t get the desired traction, hence, the-powers-that-be (TPTB) are floating a new global tax “frame” of redistribution to the poor. >More consideration of the global tax.  It is a centralizing tax, correct?  Again, recall that centralization of economic power is at the heart of the Iron Law of Politics whereby an oligarchy eventually seizes control.  The answer to globalist tyranny and oppression is a global tax?  Absurd reasoning, right?

>Krugman “I don’t think we gave up hope on these things..”  (violin music)  What does he KNOW about global Technocratic governance? >Have you ever considered why is it that an establishment left gatekeeper economist like Krugman never suggests elimination or drastic reduction of taxes for the working poor and struggling lower ends of the middle classes?  Yes, this unfair taxing of the poor working stiff is anticipated on the program so Moyers throws us a tiny bone lamenting tax loopholes to rich donors and deftly moves on.  The system is far more concerned about control than the dignity of self-support for the bottom earners (can’t have that!).  The only reason neoliberals are pushing hard for an increase in the minimum wage is TPTB have to deal with a growing deflation pressure variable coming from the lowest paid workers that is hampering their monetary inflation paradigm. Moyers and Krugman don’t appear to be very penetrating!  What can they do now?  For over 10 years, the alternative media has been pounding on the concept of an oligarchy / plutocracy / international banker pyramid of power / deliberate transfer of wealth / etc.

The meme is already widely accepted in the general public.  Moyers and other media lapdogs of the global elite are desperately trying to look relevant and for some Americans who only follow the mainstream media they probably think this is cutting edge reporting!

** We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National auto-determination practiced in past centuries.–David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting in June of 1991

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Best Description Of Barack Obuma Ever Written

04/21/2014

Received by email

 The first paragraph of Mr. Wheelers statement is perfect.

4-16-2014 1-00-56 PMJack Wheeler is a brilliant man who was the author of Reagan’s strategy to break the back of the Soviet Union with the star wars race and expose their inner weakness. For years he wrote a weekly intelligence update that was extremely interesting and well structured and informative. He consulted with several mega corporations on global trends and the future, etc. He is in semi-retirement now. He is a true patriot with a no-nonsense approach to everything. He is also a somewhat well-known mountain climber and adventurer.

The O-man, Barack Hussein Obama, is an eloquently tailored empty suit. No resume, no accomplishments, no experience, no original ideas, no understanding of how the economy works, no understanding of how the world works, no balls, nothing but abstract, empty rhetoric devoid of real substance.

He has no real identity. He is half-white, which he rejects. The rest of him is mostly Arab, which he hides but is disclosed by his non-African Arabic surname and his Arabic first and middle names as a way to triply proclaim his Arabic parentage to people in Kenya . He is a polished turd in the salad bowl. (Olddog)

Only a small part of him is African Black from his Luo grandmother, which he pretends he is exclusively. What he isn’t, not a genetic drop of, is ‘African-American,’ the descendant of enslaved Africans brought to America chained in slave ships.

He hasn’t a single ancestor who was a slave. Instead, his Arab ancestors were slave owners. Slave-trading was the main Arab business in East Africa for centuries until the British ended it. Let that sink in: Obama is not the descendant of slaves, he is the descendant of slave owners. Thus he makes the perfect Liberal Messiah.

It’s something Hillary doesn’t understand – how some complete neophyte came out of the blue and stole the Dem nomination from her. Obamamania is beyond politics and reason. It is a true religious cult, whose adherents reject Christianity yet still believe in Original Sin, transferring it from the evil of being human to the evil of being white.

Thus Obama has become the white liberals’ Christ, offering absolution from the Sin of Being White. There is no reason or logic behind it, no faults or flaws of his can diminish it, no arguments Hillary could make of any kind can be effective against it. The absurdity of Hypocrisy Clothed In Human Flesh being their Savior is all the more cause for liberals to worship him: Credo quia absurdum, I believe it because it is absurd.

Thank heavens that the voting majority of Americans remain Christian and are in no desperate need of a phony savior. He is ridiculous and should not be taken seriously by any thinking American.

And yet he got elected, not once but twice. Thanks to those that did not think it was important to vote for freedom and those that were willing to give up their freedoms for entitlements.

Remember you don’t have to be on a southern plantation to be a slave, if you are dependent on government entitlements you just have a different slave owner.

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THE CLASSIC DUMBASS

04/20/2014

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Beaufort, NC Jan. 17 2013 TO THE EDITOR: Republicans and “so called” conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it? We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great President came from a civilized part of the country where there is strict gun control, and he is only trying to bring the benefits of that more modern way of living to the rest of us. I don’t know the exact statistics, but I’m quite certain the Chicago is a lot safer than Morehead City NC, when it comes to gun violence. But do Republicans and Conservatives listen to the voice of reason? No, of course not! All they want to do is whine and complain about how gun control and wealth distribution violate the Constitution, as if the Constitution were all that great, anyway. There are a lot of things that need to be changed about the Constitution I’d say, and president Obama needs to change it. The Republicans are just trying to stand in the way, because the President is Black. They even dared to question whether He was born in this country. I think that all this demonstrates that the Constitution needs to be amended when it comes to the qualifications for being President. Right now it says that a person has to be thirty five years old, and to be a natural born citizen. Well that is obviously unfair because there are a great many otherwise qualified people who cannot run for President because their Mother had a C-section. But because the Constitution was written a hundred years ago, nobody even thought of the discrimination that would result from a Doctor having to deliver a baby in this unnatural way. Now that we Democrats are in control of the government, that’s just one more thing we should change in order to make life fair. Please withhold my name because I don’t want to receive crank calls. PROUD TO BE A DEMOCRAT!

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Which-ever News Paper received this letter to the editor should have dispatched the funny farm cops to pick her/it/him up and take her/it/him to the psychiatric ward for a brain replacement. This is the classic dumbass attitude of government educated whacko’s who want everyone to be like them, and if they’re not, then force them to be. As for me and my house, we desire a separate government to live under, and preferably a different Continent. Stupidity is contagious! HAPPY EASTER FROM OLDDOG!

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