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Monsters with Human Faces: The Tyranny of the Police State Disguised as Law-and-Order

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By John W. Whitehead
July 24, 2019

“But these weren’t the kind of monsters that had tentacles and rotting skin, the kind a seven-year-old might be able to wrap his mind around—they were monsters with human faces, in crisp uniforms, marching in lockstep, so banal you don’t recognize them for what they are until it’s too late.” ― Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Enough already.

Enough with the distractions. Enough with the partisan jousting.

Enough with the sniping and name-calling and mud-slinging that do nothing to make this country safer or freer or more just.

We have let the government’s evil-doing, its abuses, power grabs, brutality, meanness, inhumanity, immorality, greed, corruption, debauchery and tyranny go on for too long.

We are approaching a reckoning.

This is the point, as the poet W. B. Yeats warned, when things fall apart and anarchy is loosed upon the world.

We have seen this convergence before in Hitler’s Germany, in Stalin’s Russia, in Mussolini’s Italy, and in Mao’s China: the rise of strongmen and demagogues, the ascendency of  over deep-seated principles, the warring nationalism that seeks to divide and conquer, the callous disregard for basic human rights and dignity, and the silence of people who should know better.

Yet no matter how many times the world has been down this road before, we can’t seem to avoid repeating the deadly mistakes of the past. This is not just playing out on a national and international scale. It is wreaking havoc at the most immediate level, as well, creating rifts and polarities within families and friends, neighborhoods and communities that keep the populace warring among themselves and incapable of presenting a united front in the face of the government’s goose-stepping despotism.

We are definitely in desperate need of a populace that can stand united against the government’s authoritarian tendencies.

Surely we can manage to find some common ground in the midst of the destructive, disrupting, diverting, discordant babble being beamed down at us by the powers-that-be? After all, there are certain self-evident truths—about the source of our freedoms, about the purpose of government, about how we expect to be treated by those we appoint to serve us in government offices, about what to do when the government abuses our rights and our trust, etc.—that we should be able to agree on, no matter how we might differ politically.  READ MORE HERE

TS Radio: Troublesome Country: Book review with author James Hufferd

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NAIS ~~~ to Own a Politician

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From: Darol Dickinson
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by Darol Dickinson 7-1-09


Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet. Political Bribery and Collusion

Let’s call him Mr. B. He was a very auspicious Texas businessman and Mr. B planned to stay that way. His success had come hard, taking the highest risks, and no half pint politician was going to pass some bleeding heart law to thwart his achievements. Mr. B volunteered to serve as Republican Fund Raising Chairman and consistently rolled in the donations. He was highly respected by Texas candidates because he sucked in the bucks. With no small shock to many, here he is on TV, at a Democratic rally, right next to the podium by the featured speaker. What is going on? To cover all bases, he was also the leading contributor to the Democratic party. Mr. B. said, “I must know for certain that when I need special things, no matter who wins, I can make one phone call and — I own them.” More

The coming food crisis and the apathy and greed of The World Trade Organization

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At the core of all the economic, financial and agricultural disasters being experienced around the world is the ideology and philosophy of globalism.  Globalism is nothing less than the concerted efforts to destroy economies and governments and to destroy sovereign nations in every part of the world for the personal gain and edification of a few select individuals and corporations.

 

At the core of this philosophy is the obsession to overtake agriculture and the ability of each nation to feed them selves.  The access to food and ability to produce food is the biggest obstacle to those who seek world domination.  If several million of us starve to death while the World Trade Organization and the World Bank orchestrate one calamity after another…so what? 

 

As a result of world wide efforts and facilitated by the unregulated and rampant assault on biodiversity by bio-pirates, pesticide and herbicide producers whose goals are to increase control and profits regardless of how many of the worlds people starve, the US is verging on losing its ability to feed itself as food is exported in the name of globalism or is limited by bio-pirates who have corrupted and patented life forms. While we lose that ability we are being slowly poisoned to death as water and land become contaminated from the overuse of toxic chemicals and the planting of gmo seeds.  

 

The greatest threat to the populations of the world is the sale and forced use of [terminator or traitor seeds]; a seed which the USDA helped develop and patent here in the US.  The development of traitor seeds renders any “humanitarian” arguments as false.

 

The World Trade Organization’s insistence on unregulated trade and what they refer to as [structural adjustments policies] meaning the implementation of economically destructive bi-lateral free trade agreements which usurp individual sovereign laws and protections, has caused poorer nations to drop self protective tariffs designed to protect local agriculture.  It is estimated that 845 million people go hungry in the world each day.  80% of those facing hunger are small family farmers from developing countries who produced food for local consumption. 

 

The proposed pieces of legislation now in both houses of our congress are meant to do nothing more than eradicate local farming and ranching operations in the US in favor of centralized industrial operations.  If any one of these bills pass, the newly created agency will effectively police and enforce WTO and globalist agendas. 

 

As a result of globalism and unregulated free trade, [which is not the same as free enterprise or fair trade] hedge funds, private speculators and stock traders have turned food from a human right into a bargaining “for profit” tool.  Apparently when speculators or investors are betting on how high they can push the price of food for profit, they never acknowledge there are people starving as a result.  What is even more apparent is that they don’t care.  Food for profit by investors has super-ceded the right to food by human beings.

 

Hunger is no accident but for the worlds multi-national corporate plunderers and bio-pirates who operate out of the WTO, not a consideration.  The creation of an unsustainable debt industry meant to destabilize world economies leaves millions without the ability to purchase food as their nations are driven into un-repayable debt. 

 

What does the WTO mean by structural adjustments?  Using a 1994 loan from the International Monetary Fund (World Bank) WTO as an example, WTO insisted on express provisions which forced Haiti to open its markets to globalist free trade effectively wiping out local rice farmers.  Rice farming ended as the US dumped massive amounts of subsidized rice into that country. Now, Haitians cannot afford even the most basic of foods as rice and other foods have reached unaffordable levels.   Food-aid comes at such a high price in these situations.  It isn’t given freely or out of humanitarian considerations; it is bargained for, speculated on, and tagged to untenable future agreements which will drive Haiti and other countries unfortunate enough to be caught in this trap into total ruin, making them ripe for international plundering and economic rape.

 

As millions around the world face daily starvation, multi-national corporations monopolize seeds sales and post record profits while leaving many countries without the resources needed to sustain their populations.  

 

The UN meantime,  fine tunes its [stamping out] policy in an effort to reduce the availability of animals that could be used for food and our Homeland Security Department plans a June showing of this technique of dropping entire herds and all wildlife in a given area. 

 

The globalization of the entire system of food has resulted in mass starvation.  40 countries now face mass starvation and are experiencing food riots while the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and World Bank pretend they don’t know or feign concern and fail to acknowledge less than half the grain produced around the world goes to feed human beings.  Instead, food is being used to create bio-fuels and feed for animals. 

 

Our government is no less culpable as it seeks to enrich corporate donors at the expense not only of our nation, but of the world.

 

Its too bad there isn’t a stock indexed to human misery, a veritable fortune could be made by those who value profits more than human life.

 

 (C) 2009 Marti Oakley

Capitalism’s Self-inflicted Apocalypse

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By Michael Parenti

February 10, 2009 “Information Clearinghouse” — After the overthrow of communist governments in Eastern Europe, capitalism was paraded as the indomitable system that brings prosperity and democracy, the system that would prevail unto the end of history.

The present economic crisis, however, has convinced even some prominent free-marketeers that something is gravely amiss. Truth be told, capitalism has yet to come to terms with several historical forces that cause it endless trouble: democracy, prosperity, and capitalism itself, the very entities that capitalist rulers claim to be fostering.

Plutocracy vs. Democracy

Let us consider democracy first. In the United States we hear that capitalism is wedded to democracy, hence the phrase, “capitalist democracies.” In fact, throughout our history there has been a largely antagonistic relationship between democracy and capital concentration. Some eighty years ago Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis commented, “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” Moneyed interests have been opponents not proponents of democracy.

The Constitution itself was fashioned by affluent gentlemen who gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 to repeatedly warn of the baneful and dangerous leveling effects of democracy. The document they cobbled together was far from democratic, being shackled with checks, vetoes, and requirements for artificial super majorities, a system designed to blunt the impact of popular demands.

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Globalism…….The multi-national economy killing, scam

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Globalization, although spoken about as an inevitabililty, is more a forced acceptance of multi-national corporate control of currencies, economies, and policies.  Acceptance of globalization and the assumption that it must happen if we are to survive is exactly the concept that will destroy us. 

The idea that closing manufacturing plants here and moving these operations to countries that have no wage or work standards would somehow be conducive to economic growth is most likely one of the greatest coups ever perpetrated on the American public.

And how many of you out there think that globalization and free and unbalanced trade without tarriff or taxes, without duties or levies, is benefiting anyone other than the globalist promoters?  

Too many times I receive emails from people who seem to believe that if you oppose unbalanced free trade….it must be because you are poor.  How arrogant!  It just might be that those who oppose unfair trade practices do so because they are proficient in math. 

Maybe they have figured out that with 3 million manufacturing jobs lost, our manufacturing base being almost non-existent now, our tax base dwindling, home foreclosures rising, homelessness rising, more people in poverty rising, food costs rising and average household incomes DROPPING……….the math of globalism just doesn’t work. That and we have little left to sell, to trade, or to negotiate with.

Our children are now asked in school if they think that global citizenship will be possible in their lifetime.  (The question is loaded. It plants that idea that global citzenship should be something to look forward to, rather than seeing it as a loss of national identity and sovereignty). 

The question that should be asked: 

Would you be willing to forfeit your freedom, civil rights and liberties and your sovereignty in favor of a global government under which you would have none of these things?  That’s the question that should be asked.

Globalism is nothing more than  a term used to describe the activites of multi-national corporations and the multi-national individuals who own them.  Trade is not conducted in order to secure the economy and viability of any country, but rather, to secure the wealth of individuals who believe that personal greed is far more important than national survival. 

This observation will most assuredly elicit more emails about how I just don’t want to see some other person become wealthy, and that I must be one of those people who missed the boat and am complaining. 

It is an amazing thing to me to correspond with people who seem not to know or to care that our country is being  taken apart and sold off to the highest bidder regardless of who they are.  The fact is, that nothing I own, no asset that I have of any kind is worth forfeiting this country.  More than wealth, I value America.  I have to wonder why others don’t?  When does greed become so overwhelming that it supercedes your loyalty and your allegiance to the US?

In my opinion, globalism is the new enemy.  It is a destroyer of jobs, of quality of life, of human rights and dignity.  It is the creed of greed taken to greater levels than we have ever witnessed before.

Marti Oakley

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