…..It is difficult to write a history of the United States politically prior to 1775. Other than the American Revolution, there were no national political events.
There were so many different colonies, and so many different issues, that the focus of the historian of necessity moves to issues of economics, social institutions, literary trends, political theory in general, marriage patterns, church planting, and basically nonpolitical issues. These are what conservatives regard, at least in theory, as the central issues of civilization.
…………The Internet has provided an end-around that monopoly, so many libertarians go to work on changing one mind at a time, with an eye on winning the long-game. The Internet also makes the playing field global. It’s just as important for a New Zealander to understand the ideas of free markets and liberty as it is for an American. The power of ideas have no geographical boundaries.
The opposition, on the other hand, is often very short-game oriented. If you’re hungry for power, you want to exercise that power now. You want people to obey now. Education takes time. But you only have 4 years in office. That’s not much time. People often get stuck in their ways, both for good and bad. Education takes lots of effort and persistence.
by Kevin “Coach” Collins
Remember the endless stream of dire global warming predictions? Since the 1990s we have been insulted with lies and wishful thinking about how we had to turn off our air conditioners and park our cars or be complicit in causing the Northeastern states to be wiped away by tidal waves of melted ice caps.
Wrong wrong, wrong! All of them, all but 3%, were lies as in Penn State and the University of East Anglia lies!
Mr. President, learn from Ceausescu (Obama’s Ceausescu Moment)… “Overt hatred of you, your team and what you represent, Mr. President, has soared to a new level. Former Vice President Al Gore’s speech was shattered the other day when someone yelled, “You’re a fraud!” Those who agreed obliterated the rest of Gore’s remarks. You, yourself, recently had to stand there lamely and gamely and suffer face-to-face excoriation from a woman your protectors and image-buffers had every reason to believe was on your side.”
Posted on Monday, August 05, 2013 1:07:25 PM by Texas Fossil
Exclusive: Barry Farber says Romanian dictator, Obama ‘share a lamentable trait’
Just before Christmas of 1989 Ceausescu felt no reason for unease. His Securitate, Communist secret police, kept the nation in fear as effectively as Hitler‘s Gestapo. His order of lights out at 7 p.m. to save resources drew Romanian profanity, colorful but not deadly. His pet project, a palace that would rival Versailles in senseless grandeur, was progressing on schedule, and Ceausescu used to visit the site often to rub his bare hands over this monument to his greatness. His desperate subjects trying to escape by swimming the Danube across to Yugoslavia were shot in the water or, if the Securitate’s navy men felt sporty, chopped to pieces by the propellers. It was a dictatorship with hundreds of love-poems to the dictator and zero back-talk from the masses.
Exclusive to STR
I suppose I had wanted to begin this essay talking about a piece published back in January by Jay Bookman, “Second Amendment is Not License for Treason, Armed Revolt.”
I further suppose I had wanted to point out how, from a libertarian/market anarchist/voluntaryist perspective, it matters little what any amendment in any government document has to say about individual self-protection – it is an inherent and most obvious requisite of any human life.
US dictatorship and its free fall…. “New information on the 2000 election, information now in the hands of top military officials in the US, conclusively proves that America’s government is in “free fall.” The evidence, leaked by top Pentagon commanders, tells a story now very easy to believe, a story of hate, of greed and, especially of brutal totalitarian intent.”. | Veterans Today
“New information on the 2000 election, information now in the hands of top military officials in the US, conclusively proves that America’s government is in “free fall.””
In 2000, a criminal conspiracy overthrew the government of the United States through violence, threats of violence and massive fraud.
In light of what many believe to be the upcoming collapse, world war, economic meltdown, climate sabotage, global pandemics and radiation threats, key evidence has been brought forward.
The oft spoken of New World Order is now much more than conspiracy or myth. The United States is now and has been little more than a colony, to be bled dry.
IMPEACHMENT OF U.S. PRESIDENT ALBERT GORE, Jr._REF: U.S. Supreme Ct_Case No. 00-949 | Veterans Today… “Only when America’s legally elected president, Al Gore, is returned to office and subjected to required impeachment proceedings, can constitutional authority in the United States be re-established. “
Constitutional Grounds for the Impeachment and Fraud Upon the Supreme Court, et al…
(Editor’s note: Only when America’s legally elected president, Al Gore, is returned to office and subjected to required impeachment proceedings, can constitutional authority in the United States be re-established. Toward that end, all actions of the Bush (43) presidency are to be declared “null and void,” all treaties abrogated, all executive actions declared unlawful and all actions including but not limited to the establishment of the United States as a criminal empire undone. The subsequent election of Barak Obama as president thus has no legal standing. Gordon Duff and Lee Wanta)
Articles: John Brennan’s Spooky Swearing-In… “But there was little notice of the fact that the First Amendment provides for No Establishment of Religion. This was conspicuously not a part of the Constitution that Brennan chose to swear to uphold… The Constitution of 1787 did not afford that guarantee, but “
By Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
President Obama’s choice to be Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was approved by the Senate on a vote of 63-34, with thirteen Republicans voting to confirm him. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) created quite a stir with his 13-hour filibuster against the Brennan nomination.
Not until he received written assurances from Attorney General Eric Holder that U.S. citizens would not be targeted for killing by drones on U.S. soil would the doughty Kentuckian stand down. Good for him.
John Brennan then proceeded to take the Oath of Office, as administered by Vice President Joe Biden. Director Brennan then did something no other officer has done, something that occasioned its own measure of controversy. Brennan was sworn in on an original copy of the Constitution. It was a very august occasion, to be sure, but it was also a mysterious one.
For the man who will be America’s spymaster, it was an odd move for him to stir up trouble. If spies are said to be “spooks,” our top spy’s action was, well, “spooky.”
Dangerous Times: Naomi Wolf Sleeps with the Patriarchs
American Thinker ^ | March 16, 2013 | James Lewis and Justine Aristea
Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2013 11:39:11 AM by AU72
In the past few weeks, militant jihadism has won two major propaganda coups. First, Al Gore, the world’s most famous critic of dirty oil, sold his “progressive network” Current Media, LLC, to the oil sheikhs of Qatar for a reported $500 million. Second, Naomi Wolf, renowned author of Vagina: A New Biography and other top feminist works, sold her soul to the same Islamist patriarchy. The price of Naomi’s soul (possibly including other appendages) has not yet been named.
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2013 10:02:43 PM by RetiredTexasVet
Czar Bloomberg cited the injuries caused by the metal and plastic tableware as the primary reason for the ban, although environmental and dietary concerns were also factored in the decision.
Czar Bloomberg cited the statistics and chart developed by Dr. Michael Mann, of Global Warming fame, to support the estimated 20,000,000 injuries each year caused by the offending tableware.
When Dr. Mann was questioned about the data and the methodology used to develop and prepare the chart, Dr. Mann accused the questioners of being “deniers” and “haters of children”. Some reporters noted that the presented chart looked suspiciously similar to the Global Warming “hockey stick” chart but Dr. Mann dismissed it as pure happenstance.
Every job has a minimum requirement. The absolute very least that anyone can do without being considered a complete and utter failure.
The minimum requirement for a Commander-in-Chief is to stick around when an American diplomatic mission is under fire. Obama flunked even this minimal requirement by going to sleep and then flying off for a fundraiser in Vegas.
The minimum requirement for a Secretary of State is to at least pretend to care why such an attack took place. Hillary Clinton failed that minimum requirement by declaring that it didn’t matter why the attack happened.
The Broke, Retreating State of Our Union (Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Speech is a Wake Up Call)
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 9:49:50 AM by SeekAndFind
It is terribly appropriate that President Obama gave his halting and graceless State of the Union address on Mardi Gras: He spent the evening shouting “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” at every liberal constituency in sight, promising new spending for public-sector unions (“Fix-It-First”), demanding (yet again) that banks renegotiate mortgages on politically driven terms, offering handouts to Al Gore–style enviropreneurs (reviving cap-and-trade, offering yet more subsidies to politically connected energy firms), and promising a $9-an-hour minimum wage.
As I write, it is not yet clear who has won the presidential election. Win or lose, though, Mr Obama was not and is not the president. The Hawaiian long-form “birth certificate” he publicly endorsed and posted at the White House website last year as proof that he was born in the jurisdiction of the U.S. and is thus constitutionally eligible to be president is a forgery.
I can prove it.
I have been asked to prepare an affidavit in one of the 80 court cases U.S. citizens have filed in the hope of persuading someone – anyone – in office to lift a trembling, liver-spotted finger and do something about the forgery.
The affidavit, which I shall be swearing today, is posted here, with the written permission of the plaintiff’s attorney.
In very simple language, the affidavit explains how mathematicians apply probability theory to determine the probability that suspect documents are genuine.
Anybody who is interested in both good writing and the truth about climate science and all the various things that Al Gore is involved in – (laughing) – and similarly the green movement, the anti-human environmental movement, reads and loves James Delingpole in The Telegraph and The Spectator.
James, I used to read you in The Times, too, but since the pay wall went up, I’m sorry to say I don’t. But –
– I highly recommend his books. We’ll link to all of them in this podcast – Watermelon: The Green Movement‘s True Colors; 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy – that’s a great title – (laughing) – Welcome to Obamaland: I’ve Seen Your Future and It Doesn’t Work – just the three most recent ones.
So, James, since real science versus, quote, unquote, “science that we’re always told to bow down in obsequious to,” has long ago shown that the whole global warming thing is a bunch of hooey, what is the reason it continues to dominate?
MSNBC | The Bullshit Fighter ~ (“Former Governor Jesse Ventura was on CNN this Tuesday where he was interviewed about his new book, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government. At the end of the interview, he urged folks to vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson if they were looking for a serious alternative to the current two party candidates. If you were watching CNN on television, you would have seen this endorsement. If you went to CNN’s website, you would have seen the endorsement edited out.”)
At the end of the interview, he urged folks to vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson if they were looking for a serious alternative to the current two party candidates.
If you were watching CNN on television, you would have seen this endorsement. If you went to CNN’s website, you would have seen the endorsement edited out.
To paraphrase 15th Century Dutch Philosopher Erasmus’ well-known characterization of women — “technology, can’t live with it, can’t live without it.” Ever since the debacle that was the vote counting in Florida a dozen years ago, virtually every jurisdiction in the country has moved away from some form of manual voting machine to embrace the technology of electronic voting (“e-voting” for short).
I posted on Wayne Allyn Root in November 2009 and his site led to a page of “Famous Columbians,” listing graduates of Columbia University who are famous. Root graduated Columbia in the same class as Barack Obama, 1983, political science and pre-law. He didn’t know Obama, and according to Root, none of his friends knew him.
This list of famous Columbians has many familiar names on it, but the present President of the United States is not there, nor is the current President of the United States who is a Nobel Prize winner there. At the time I found the list, nine months after Obama’s inauguration, I thought perhaps the list had not yet been updated, but…today, he’s still not there. The page looks legitimate.
How could Barack Hussein Obama be missing from this page?
Can the 2012 election for president be rigged? Several weeks ago Pat emailed me and asked me to look into that possibility. Shortly thereafter, Pat’s research team and I started doing our homework. What we uncovered might shock some. I know it did me.
It was for a moment the clash of the Nobel Prize winners on climate change… just barely, but nothing like this has happened before in the debate-that-isn’t.
The global warming alarmists have become so desperate in light of ever-increasing numbers of skeptics that they are trying to tie everything to global warming. Take for instance the Congressional Report Service paper prepared specifically to inform members and committees of Congress (“SEC Climate Change Disclosure Guidance:
An Overview and Congressional Concerns,” Gary Shorter, May 24, 2012)
The Greatest Hoax? Global Warming, Says Sen. James Inhofe
by ROGER ARONOFF June 9, 2012
In a recent interview with Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), we discussed his recent book, The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, in which he documents his personal journey of discovery on this issue-from his early days in politics, as the mayor of Tulsa, to his time as a congressman-from his years in the insurance and oil businesses, and seeing firsthand the heavy hand of the federal government.
In what way is global warming a hoax? Inhofe said, “.I’m talking about MoveOn.org, George Soros, Michael Moore, the Al Gore Hollywood elites, and all that. These are people who really want to believe this, and they have unlimited funds that they pour into campaigns. They brag about having ‘defeated’ people, that they’re able to do, and that’s how they got so much political power. That is where the hoax comes in, because they’re perpetrating a hoax, and that hoax is that catastrophic global warming is taking place in the world now, and it’s due to manmade gases-CO2, carbon, methane, that type of thing-and what they want to do is just shut down this machine called America.”
Ah, the hypocrisy of the Left. Former Vice President Al Gore travels the world in a private jet to lecture everyone else on reducing carbon emissions. First Lady Michelle Obama tells people to eat veggies while she and her husband consume burgers, fries, cheesesteaks, and ice cream. And New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, trying to ban super-sized sodas on the theory that doing so will curb obesity, gives away free soda in unlimited quantities to employees of his media conglomerate, Bloomberg L.P.
The United Nations Agenda 21 was signed by the United States in 1992 and 14 years later, people are still in the dark. If you were to ask at random the question, “Have you heard of Agenda 21?” the answer would be an over-whelming “No,” although it is being implemented in every local community.
Krugman: Scientists Should Falsely Predict Alien Invasion So Government Will Spend More Money By Noel Sheppard Created 05/26/2012 – 4:15pm
Last year New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman called for space aliens to invade earth so that the government would spend money to mount a defense thereby stimulating the economy.
By Jerry McConnell Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Over the past several years I have ripped former Vice President Al Gore for his far, far left rambles and rants on what he once called ‘Global Warming’ but now refers to as ‘Climate Change’.
The entire Obama campaign is a slice and dice operation, pandering to one group after another, particularly those that elected Obama in 2008 – blacks, Hispanics, women, young people – and for whom the thrill is now gone.
What to do? Try fear. Create division, stir resentment, by whatever means necessary – bogus court challenges, dead-end Senate bills and a forest of straw men.
The human brain is torn between simple intuition and the more complex hard work of figuring out the unintended consequences of any policy. Who doesn’t like thinking about trees and greenery and happy animals?
Who doesn’t want to see steps taken to protect those things, all else being equal? But all else is not equal. Civilization doesn’t work when central planners treat each tree as if its value is infinite.
Politicians specialize in convincing you that, with their help, you can have your cake and eat it, too. The idea of a new “green economy” that is both clean and rich with jobs became popular under Bill Clinton’s administration, thanks in large part to a compliant media and Vice President Al Gore. But as I point out in my new book, “No, They Can’t: Why Government Fails – But Individuals Succeed,” anyone who understands economics knows that President Obama’s green jobs initiative is snake oil.
Obama boasted that his $2.3 billion plan would “help close the clean-energy gap between America and other nations.” But other nations now move in the opposite direction. “Countries are cutting these programs because they realize they aren’t sustainable and they are obscenely expensive,” says the American Enterprise Institute’s Kenneth P. Green. In Spain, economists at La Universidad Rey Juan Carlos found that each “green” job cost more than $750,000.
Obama claims that if we “invest” more, we can “create millions of jobs” – but only if we accelerate the “green transition.” What could make more sense? A little push from the smart politicians, and – voila! – an abundance of new jobs and a cleaner, sustainable environment. It’s the ultimate twofer. Except it’s an illusion, because governments do not “create” jobs.
Don’t miss Brian Sussman’s brilliant expose of the debilitating green movement: “Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda will Dismantle America”
“All the government can do is subsidize some industries while jacking up costs for others,” writes Green. “It is destroying jobs in the conventional energy sector – and most likely in other industrial sectors – through taxes and subsidies to new green companies that will use taxpayer dollars to undercut the competition. The subsidized jobs ‘created’ are, by definition, less efficient uses of capital than market-created jobs.”
This is good, solid economic thinking. Many years ago, Henry Hazlitt wrote in his best-seller, “Economics in One Lesson,” “The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.”
In judging any government initiative, you can’t look just at the credit side of the ledger. Government is unable to give without first taking away. Inevitably, more is taken away because the government substitutes force for free exchange. Instead of a process driven by consumers weighing their preferences, we get one imposed by politicians’ grand social designs, what F.A. Hayek called “the fatal conceit.” The green schemes make energy cost more.
Of course, some who push “green jobs” want the price of energy to rise. Then we will live in smaller homes, drive less and burn fewer fossil fuels. But if the environmental lobby wants Americans to be poorer, it ought to come clean about that.
Once you decide nature is inherently healthy, moral and beautiful, the reasons to restrict human activity are endless. Every time we move or breathe, we alter the environment. Some environmentalists won’t be satisfied until our carbon footprint is reduced to zero.
WASHINGTON – The politics behind who governs here dabbles in the absurd so often that absurdity is practically normal. So it is not ridiculous to consider that the next presidential election could end in an electoral tie.
If so, it would be the fourth time that has occurred – and likely would bring to its knees the controversial math that ultimately decides the presidency.
Gunny, A lot of people don’t realize this, but AL Gore is not the inventor of the Internet. (sarcasm)…
A lot of people don’t realize this, but AL Gore is not the inventor
of the Internet. (sarcasm)
By 1969 they had a good idea where they wanted to go with it,
here’s what it looked like then…
Former fellow of George Soros’ Open Society and current Stanford University scholar Evgeny Morozov has called on Google and other search engines to become thought crime enforcers, by providing warnings about websites that contain “conspiracy theories” such as the belief, held by a majority of Americans, that global warming is not primarily man-made.
Soros Mouthpiece Calls On Google To Police Conspiracy Theories Author Evgeny Morozov of 007
Morozov, whose biography confirms him as a well-connected insider, decries in a Slate piece how the Internet is a useful tool for “People who deny global warming” as well as “the anti-vaccination movement,” calling on Google to provide a “socially responsible curated treatment” that would marginalize such beliefs by amending search results.
His solution is to, “Nudge search engines to take more responsibility for their index and exercise a heavier curatorial control in presenting search results for issues like “global warming” or “vaccination.” Google already has a list of search queries that send most traffic to sites that trade in pseudoscience and conspiracy theories; why not treat them differently than normal queries? Thus, whenever users are presented with search results that are likely to send them to sites run by pseudoscientists or conspiracy theorists, Google may simply display a huge red banner asking users to exercise caution and check a previously generated list of authoritative resources before making up their minds.”
Morozov describes the potential that such a move will be judged as Google “shilling for Big Pharma or for Al Gore” as “a risk worth taking”.
“Si vis pacem, para bellum.” If you want peace, plan for war. The adage is attributed to the 4th or 5th century Latin author Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus’s tract De Re Militari book 3. This fundamental wisdom is being ignored by President Obama, one of two recent Commanders-in-Chief who never spent a day in uniform, let alone under fire.In a recent American Thinker commentary by Jim Yardley, he said, “It is apparent that the president, in developing his strategy, used the same extensive knowledge, his superior intellect, and worldly wealth of experience that he brought to his strategy for his $800-billion stimulus, his strategy for providing cost-free health care to millions of Americans, and his strategy for using ‘smart diplomacy’ to defuse not spots around the world.”Perhaps receiving the Nobel Peace Prize barely months into his first year as President has convinced Obama that he is the man to get all our enemies to join hands and sing Kumbaya.
Obama accepted the prize that has gone to other seekers of peace like Yassir Arafat, founder of the Palestinian Liberation Organization or co-winners, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Al Gore.
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:52:03 AM by Servant of the Cross
In the last three years, the president has taught us a great deal about America, the world, and himself.
Before Obama, many Americans still believed in massive deficit spending, whether as an article of fairness, a means to economic growth, or just a lazy fallback position to justify an out-of-control federal government. But after the failure of a nearly $800 billion “stimulus” program — intended to keep unemployment under 8 percent — no one believes any more that an already indebted government will foster economic growth by taking on another $4 trillion in debt. In other words, “stimulus” is mostly a dead concept. The president — much as he advised a barnstorming President Bush in 2005 to cease pushing Social Security reform on a reluctant population — should give it up and junk the new $500 billion program euphemistically designated as a “jobs bill.” The U.S. government is already borrowing every three days what all of America spent on Black Friday.
…..Enough said, again. This message has gone out to millions, tens of thousands of times, and still democrats and republicans march toward the end singing songs of victory over those bastard patriots, constitutionalists, Christians, tea partiers, three per centers, oath keepers, home schoolers, cottage fellow shippers, and a few here and there in the military and police forces who have seen through the crap and know they take orders from guys in black on the death star.
As of 2008, Newt Gingrich’s position on the science of global warming was essentially the same as Al Gore’s. True, he was advocating supposedly “conservative” solutions, as opposed to Gore’s expressly UN-oriented agenda. And of course no one is capable of sounding as moronically maniacal as Gore. Nevertheless, regarding the basic ‘theory’—that human activity is leading to a significant and potentially catastrophic alteration of Earth’s climate—they were absolutely of one mind.
People understand that Congress is unspeakably corrupt. Many also understand that our “news” media suppress and distort the news; that our public schools and colleges make their students dumber instead of smarter; or even that certain churches train their congregations more in the way of worldliness than godliness.
Thanks to Science we have learned to believe in some of the most preposterous and malignant notions ever dreamed up in this poor, sin-laden world. We believe, for instance, in Evolution, or in Man-made Global Warming—because we are told, over and over and over again, that we must believe in it.
Gingrich calls climate ad with Pelosi the ‘dumbest single thing I’ve done’ recently
The Hill ^
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 11:20:08 AM by Sub-Driver
Gingrich calls climate ad with Pelosi the ‘dumbest single thing I’ve done’ recently By Ben Geman – 11/09/11 10:03 AM ET
“That is probably the dumbest single thing I’ve done in recent years,” Gingrich, the former House Speaker, said Tuesday on Fox News, calling the ad “inexplicable.”
Get Up email | 11/9/2011 | Get Up
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 12:48:44 AM by B.Lyle
Yesterday Australia passed it’s $23 a ton carbon tax. Leftist activist group Get Up emailed this message to it’s members from Al Gore.
“This is a historic moment. Australia’s Parliament has put the nation’s first carbon price into law. With this vote, the world has turned a pivotal corner in the collective effort to solve the climate crisis. This success is the result of the tireless work of an unprecedented coalition that came together to support the legislation, the leadership of Prime Minister Gillard, and the courage of legislators to take a vote that helps to safeguard the future of all Australians.
President of the Protesters?
Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2011 | Austin Bay
Posted on Sunday, November 06, 2011 11:32:40 AM by Kaslin
What happens to a U.S. President when he aligns himself with civil unrest? Barack Obama’s pledge to the occupy protesters that he is “on their side” is – to use the President’s word of choice to describe himself – “unprecedented.” Where this association takes him and his fellow Democrats will be very interesting to watch.
American history is replete with corruption and legally questionable behavior at the White House, much of which pre-dates those of us who are alive today. President Andrew Jackson, for example, was caught transferring taxpayer money out of federal coffers and “investing” it into private banks that were owned by his campaign donors.
The mindset of the left was recently displayed in a big, front-page story in the October 30th issue of the San Mateo County Times. It was an investigative reporter‘s exposé of the “payday loan” business and its lobbyists.
According to the reporter: “In California lenders charge up to $45 in fees on a maximum $300 loan. This amounts to an interest rate of 460 percent, trapping some borrowers into a never-ending cycle of debt.”
Let’s take this one step at a time. Whatever the merits or demerits of the rest of the argument, $45 is not going to trap anyone in a never-ending cycle of debt, even if they are making only the bare minimum wage. Personal irresponsibility in managing money can trap anyone, but that is regardless of whether or not they take out payday loans.
Government front group Demos, an integral part of the British establishment which was founded by Marxists, is terrified that children are using the Internet to question what they are taught in school, and has vowed to abolish any such critical thinking to reinforce the education system’s role as a tool of indoctrination.
A BBC News report reflects Demos’ panic at “conspiracy theories” (ie any critical thought that questions the official consensus) being brought into the classroom.
It’s a delicious irony that we’ve highlighted many times before and it underpins the entire education system. While complaining that children are not engaging in “critical thinking,” Demos, a government front group, is abolishing any notion of critical thinking by telling students that they should only believe what the government and the mainstream media tells them is true – the same establishment that has been caught proliferating lies time and time again.
In reality, it is the very fact that students are increasingly engaging in “critical thinking,” ie questioning the official version of events, that has the likes of Demos so petrified.
Having been caught lying and covering-up all manner of scandals, from the WMD farce, to Climategate, to the death of Dr. David Kelly, the British establishment and its sycophantic media cheerleaders like the BBC are losing credibility fast, that’s why young people are turning to alternative sources of information to try and get the truth, something deemed intolerable by the system.
While young people are being intimidated out of critical thinking, they are simultaneously being bombarded with the likes of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, which was sent by the government to British schools in 2007, a documentary found by a British high court judge to contain nine significant errors while making claims in “the context of alarmism and exaggeration.”
It seems believing in “conspiracy theories” is only acceptable for the likes of Demos and the British government if those “conspiracy theories” are generated by and supportive of the state.
Indeed, a University Professor in the United Kingdom recently conducted a comparative analysis of a BBC documentary on 7/7 “conspiracy theories” and an independent documentary in which the official story behind the London bombings is questioned. The Professor concluded that the documentary produced by “conspiracy theorists” was more accurate and more likely to be a truthful representation of the events of 7/7, but don’t expect the government to recommend it be included on the curriculum any time soon.
Other government front groups have also launched state-funded projects to “demolish conspiracy theories” about events like 9/11, or in other words ‘abolish’ any critical thinking about the event and reinforce official propaganda through the school curriculum.
A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Demos is a front for the insidious Common Purpose network, a group that Lt Cdr Brian Gerrish has exposed as playing a fundamental role in the advancement of Britain’s role in the new world order. Julia Middleton, Chief Executive of Common Purpose, sits on Demos’ advisory council.
The group has waged war on “conspiracy theories,” particularly the suggestion that 7/7 and 9/11 involved state complicity, and has urged the government to “fight back” by infiltrating conspiracy websites to spread state propaganda. Demos has also characterized people who question the official fable of 7/7 and 9/11 as extremists and terrorist recruiters.
The strategy mirrors that advocated by White House information czar Cass Sunstein, who in a 2008 white paper similarly called for conspiracy websites to be infiltrated and undermined in order to dilute their influence. In the same report, Sunstein also called for taxing conspiracy theories (any viewpoint that differs with the official version) and outright banning free speech of which the authorities disapprove.
Demos was founded in 1993 by marxists Martin Jacques and Geoff Mulgan, and was closely affiliated with Tony Blair’s Labour government. Mulgan went on to work inside Downing Street in 1997. Current British Prime Minister David Cameron also works closely with Demos and has given speeches at the group’s events.
Demos has routinely acted as a platform for elitists who wish to drastically alter society, eliminate freedoms, and sacrifice British sovereignty in pursuit of global government. On August 9, 2006, British Home Secretary Dr John Reid, another former marxist, gave a speech at a Demos conference stating that Britons “may have to modify their notion of freedom”, claiming that freedom is “misused and abused by terrorists.”
Demos is partnered with numerous other globalist organizations from government and industry, including IBM, The Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, and Shell International. The organization’s logo includes an all-seeing eye within its design.
Although the group poses as an independent think tank, Demos is little more than a public relations firm for the British government and security services. Its efforts to demonize conspiracy theories in order to “increase trust in the government,” as its own report states, is a transparent ploy to do the bidding of its masters, by demonizing anyone who challenges a corrupt, lying state and its nefarious activities as an extremist and a potential domestic terrorist, while infiltrating schools and acting as thought police to ring-fence what ideas children can and cannot entertain.
With Greece on the precipice of default, and Portugal and Italy approaching the ledge, the European monetary union appears in peril.
Should it collapse, the European Union itself could be in danger, for economic nationalism is rising in Europe. Which raises a larger question.
Is the New World Order, the great 20th century project of Western transnational elites, unraveling?
The NWO dates back as far as Woodrow Wilson’s League of Nations, which a Republican Senate refused to enter. FDR, seeking to succeed where his mentor had failed, oversaw the creation of a United Nations, an International Monetary Fund and a World Bank.
In 1951 came the European Coal and Steel Community, love child of Jean Monnet, which evolved into the European Economic Community, the European Community and the European Union. A European Central Bank and a new currency, the euro, followed.
The hidden ultimate goal of economic union was political union — a United States of Europe as model and core of the 21st century world government.
With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the EU expanded to the east. And the New World Order, formally proclaimed by George H.W. Bush in 1991, was out in the open and seemingly the wave of the future.
Progress was swift.
A North American Free Trade Agreement, bringing the United States, Mexico and Canada into a common market that George W. Bush predicted would encompass the hemisphere from Patagonia to Prudhoe Bay, was signed in 1993.
A World Trade Organization was born in 1994. U.S. sovereignty was surrendered to a global body where America had the same single vote as Azerbaijan.
The Kyoto Protocol, brought home by Vice President Al Gore, set up a regime to control the worldwide emission of greenhouse gases.
An International Criminal Court, a permanent Nuremberg Tribunal to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity, was created.
A doctrine of limited sovereignty had been asserted. Elites claimed a higher law than national sovereignty, “a responsibility to protect,” enabled them to intervene in countries where human rights violations were egregious.
Serbia, bombed by Bill Clinton for 78 days for fighting to hold its ancient province of Kosovo, was the first victim.
Suddenly, however, the progression has stalled. Indeed, the New World Order seems to be unraveling.
Emerging powers like China, India and Brazil are demanding they be exempt from restrictions that developed countries seek to impose. The follow-up summits to Kyoto — Copenhagen in 2009, Cancun in 2010 — ended in failure. The Doha round of world trade negotiations ended in failure.
China refuses to let her currency float lest she lose the trade surpluses that have enabled her to amass $3 trillion in cash reserves.
Protectionism is rising. Americans chaff at a new world economic order that has led to deindustrialization of their country. Congress is talking of defunding the U.N. as anti-Western and anti-Israel.
Why is the New World Order suddenly going in reverse?
A primary reason is the resurgence of nationalism. Nations are putting national interests ahead of any perceived global interests.
A second reason is the decline of a West whose project this was. We no longer dictate to the world, and the world no longer marches to our tune. The deficits and indebtedness of Western nations preclude more of the big wealth transfers in foreign aid that once bought us influence.
A third reason is demography. Not one European nation has a birth rate sufficient to replace its population. Europe’s nations are aging, shrinking, dying. A depopulating Germany cannot carry forever the deficit-debtor nations of Club Med. The oldest nation, Japan, is on schedule to lose 25 million people by 2050, as is neighbor Russia.
Militarily, America remains the most powerful nation. But Iraq and Afghanistan have bled the country and left us without the certain attainment of our goals. Old allies like Turkey go their separate ways.
Ethno-nationalism also explains a disintegrating world order. Aspiring nations like Scotland, Catalonia, Padania, Flanders, Ingushetia, Dagestan, East Turkestan, Kurdistan and Baluchistan seek a place in the sun, free of the cloying embrace of the mother country.
The desire of peoples for nations all their own, where their own language, faith and culture predominate and their own kind rule to the exclusion of all others, is everywhere winning out over multiculturalism and transnationalism.
Through history there have been attempts to unite the world.
The Roman Empire. Catholicism. Islam. The West that ruled much of mankind from Columbus to the mid-20th century. Communism, which conquered half of Europe and Asia but arose and fell in a single century.
With the death of communism and the decline of the West — in relative population and power — Islam has become the largest religion, China the world’s emerging superpower, and Asia the continent of the future.
Could this still be the Second American Century?
Not the way we are going.
It seems that citizens around the world are screwing up what otherwise would have been a fun-filled four years of taxpayers’ subsidized vacations for Barry and Michelle. And Obama is hoping that will change.
“[I]f you love me, you’ve got to help me pass this bill,” said Obama two weeks ago as he kicked off the desperation reelection tour. He was scolding a crowd in North Carolina about doing a homework assignment for him involving lobbying for his new tax increase.
He needs all the help he can get. He’s been down this road before and it’s not worked out so well.
Congress stopped listening to him last November as he led the Democrats to electoral defeat during the “It’s All the Tea Party’s Fault” inaugural tour
The fallout was Obama’s last budget proposal, which included similar schemes as this new tax increase he’s proposing. That budget got zero votes in the Senate.
Good job slackers.
Think of that; not one Senate Democrat voted his budget. The SETI Institute has been re-tasked to search for votes from any life form in the known universe for this new tax increase.
Waiting; waiting; waiting…
Don’t you feel ashamed now that you didn’t help Obama pass his budget? It was only the single most important document that a president creates every year. Thanks a lot.
Not. One. Vote. How dare you?
Well according to CBSNews, he’s not letting people off as easily this time around. He’s not going to let you slackers idly worship him as the single greatest president in the history of MSNBC without you showing some elbow grease for his efforts.
“For those of you who did skip class today, I’ve got a homework assignment for you,” continued Obama, “tell your Congress person that the time for gridlock and games is over; the time for action is now…. You can write a letter. When was the last time you did that?”
Very innovative strategy from the Obama administration: getting sixth-graders to write lobbying letters to Congress. “Did you pass it yet? Did you pass it yet? Did you pass it yet? Did you pass it yet?” They might get one vote from an annoyed John McCain.
My guess is that most people have written more letters in the last three years than Obama has passed budgets. Good going Citizens of America. Way to make our president look bad by writing both of those letters.
“Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,” Obama demanded of the Congressional Black Caucus over the weekend. The Caucus has been restless, pointing out that blacks are a lot worse off under Obama’s presidency than they were under Bush.
What do people expect? Jobs?
“Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’,” Obama continued. “We are going to press on. We have work to do.”
Obama’s preferred working/marching shoes are size 11.5 D golf spikes. No bedroom slippers for him.
And there’s one thing that a man gets a lot of time for when he’s being driven from hole to hole by Secret Service agents while playing golf on Martha’s Vineyard.
That man has time to think.
And that time leads one to an inescapable conclusion:
Newsweek could feature President Cain’s image on the January 2013 Inauguration issue under the title: “We’re All Racists Now.”
And it’s all your fault.
La Cosa Climate: Commerce Sec. Warns: Americans Need ‘To Pay’ Or Face Mother Nature’s Wrath — Pay up or face ‘floods, droughts and rising sea levels’ | Climate Depot
La Cosa Climate: Commerce Sec. Warns:
Americans Need ‘To Pay’ Or Face Mother Nature’s Wrath — Pay up or face ‘floods, droughts and rising sea levels’ | Climate Depot: [Climate Depot Editor’s Note:
Obama‘s Commerce Sec. Gary Locke would have us believe that Mother Nature is running a mob-like operation. Americans need to pay up or else! Pay hard-earned dollars to the government or face “floods, droughts and rising sea levels.”
It appears Sec. Locke is attempting to serve as a climate henchman, offering Americans a deal they can’t refuse — pay up or you face climate induced bodily harm and loss of property. Sec. Locke has also joined others in the “Climate Astrology” movement. (see: G8 Leaders embrace ‘climate astrology’ – Trying to control Earth’s thermostat is ‘madness of our age’ – July 10, 2009 and Congressional Weather-Makers: ‘Climate Astrologer’ Boxer warns of ‘droughts, floods, fires, loss of species’ — if Senate fails to pass climate bill – July 11, 2009 and see Related Links below)
Americans are now being told they can save Earth by paying for……….
The Fat Lady’s Singing Regardless the outcome of the 2012 elections, the U.S. is dying. This opera is just about over. The fat lady’s singing.
The Fat Lady’s Singing
Regardless the outcome of the 2012 elections, the U.S. is dying. This opera is just about over. The fat lady’s singing. Ignoring the facts doesn’t change the facts, and the fact is these United States have not been united for 150 years.
The ties that once bound us together by force have rotted. The economic meltdown, multiculturalism, moral relativism and other malignancies have placed this nation into hospice care. I saw it coming years ago when I was trying to teach…….
Rick Perry and Ron Paul are both Republicans from Texas. Other than that, the two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination have little in common, and their shared party affiliation and state of residence has done nothing to bring them closer.
Whereas Perry is charismatic, smooth and has been a fixture of the Texas political establishment for decades, Paul is blunt, intentionally unpolished, and eager to highlight his frequent departures from party convention.
The two men can’t even agree on whether they’d met before Perry’s first presidential debate earlier this month. Paul said that they had not, while the Perry campaign begs to differ.
“They had met previously,” Perry spokesperson Mark Miner told RealClearPolitics, noting that the Texas governor recalled hosting a meeting earlier in his term with the Texas congressional delegation, which he says Paul attended.
Paul has been particularly eager to contrast himself with Perry in style and substance over the past couple of weeks, and the Republican front-runner has not shied away from responding in kind.
After Perry entered the race last month, Paul denigrated his fellow Texan for being a “candidate of the week” and suggested that Republicans would sour on him once his record was scrutinized more closely. Then Paul released a TV ad in which he called his rival “Al Gore‘s cheerleader,” in reference to Perry’s 1988 endorsement of the Democrat.
Hotair noted Wednesday that Jimmy Hoffa is not alone in the Tea Party flame war, as Joe “Gaffe” Biden launched an “oh-so-subtle” verbal assault on the Tea Party during his keynote address at organized labor’s Labor Day picnic at Cincinnati’s Coney Island amusement park. “This is a different kind of fight,” Biden said. “This is a fight for the existence of organized labor. You are the only folks keeping the barbarians at the gate. That’s why they want you so bad.”
Definition of the word “barbarian”: a person in a savage, primitive state; uncivilized person; a person without culture, refinement, or education; philistine.
Very civil of you Mr. Biden.
Naturally, the journalists in the mainstream media chose to ignore such, what most liberals would say are, “heinous” remarks. However, Hoffa’s vociferous proclamation was widely publicized. Why? NewsBusters‘ Tom Blumer has an explanation:
Biden’s statement is in an important aspect more problematic than the more widely (but not sufficiently widely) noted “son of a b*tches” comment made by Teamsters President James Hoffa Jr. in Detroit yesterday at a Labor Day event President Obama keynoted. While Hoffa was threatening and hateful, he was at least in theory speaking only for Big Labor (though Obama has essentially adopted it by not condemning it). In Cincinnati, Biden, who was elected to serve all citizens of the country, personally characterized a large plurality of those he is supposed to be serving with a word which means ”savage, primitive, uncivilized persons.”
So in the end, yes, Michele Bachmann has made her fair share of gaffes – as have other GOP presidential candidates – but the oh-so-civil comments made by the liberal leaders of this country are more hypocritical than Al Gore‘s gaz-guzzling, greenhouse gas-emitting jet engine.
Normally, I would say who the hell cares, but I say we stoop to their level on this one – you know, pull the Gabrielle Giffords card every time the word “barbarian” or “sons of bitches” comes spewing out of the left-wing aperture. Just a thought……………..
Ron Paul: Rick Perry is a Flip-Flopper ~ “there is little difference between Republicans and Democrats”
Prison Planet.com � Ron Paul: Rick Perry is a Flip-Flopper:
Paul said Perry may “walk off” with the presidency if the American people do not wake up and realize there is little difference between Republicans and Democrats, as evidenced by Perry’s support for healthcare at gunpoint and his role as Al Gore’s Texas campaign manager in 1988.
Perry claims he did not know at the time Gore was a radical global warmist.
Jones added that Perry – despite his phony states’ rights and Tea Party rhetoric – is a dyed in the wool globalist who worked behind the scenes to implement a Trans-Texas Corridor slicing through Texas from the Mexican border to Oklahoma. Perry proposed that the border-busting project be financed by private contractors (principally Cintra in Spain) in exchange for the right to levy tolls in Texas……………….
To date, Barack Obama’s presidency has been characterized by many things, not the least of which has been a display of arrogance usually reserved for full-blown dictators like Hugo Chavez or crazies like Al Gore. And his personal haughtiness has been more than matched by members of his administration who have followed their fearless leader lockstep down a path of government expansion and economic implosion.
It’s been a slide from the exceptional to the mediocre, throughout which Obama appears to have deemed himself above the law. Thus, when he comes across a law with which he does not agree, he simply ignores it.
Case in point – the Defense of Marriage Act, which the Obama administration abruptly announced they would no longer enforce earlier this year even though it was passed by Congress in 1996 and has been the law of the land ever since
Or consider another recent circumvention of Congress………………
Soaring food prices caused by ethanol production – funded by Gore – are killing poor black people
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, August 29, 2011
Al Gore Plays The Race Card, But Hes The Real Racist 290811top
Al Gore is now so desperate to “win the conversation,” or in other words ‘silence the dissent’ surrounding global warming that he is now equating those who question ManBearPig with racists who supported spraying black people with water cannons.
Of course, the delicious irony is the fact that the promotion of man-made global warming and the development of biofuels is killing predominantly black people in third world countries as a result of soaring food prices.
“I remember, again going back to my early years in the South……….
Is there anything more condescending than a porcelain-skinned Hollywood liberal who attempts to show her presumed solidarity with minorities by referring to them as “people of color“?
Yes, there is: Two porcelain-skinned liberals attempting to show their allegiance to “diversity” by attacking “people of color” who happen to disagree with their radical politics.
Such an exchange took place on a little-watched television show on Al Gore‘s obscure cable network Wednesday night. I am spotlighting the diatribe for you not because the speakers involved hold any sway with the American electorate, but because paternalistic racism is so prevalent among the media-entertainment elite.
And it’s about time someone knocked these self-appointed Saviors of the Oppressed off their high horses.
Actress Janeane Garofalo — a former comedian turned Republican-bashing sourpuss — appeared on the Current TV talk show of disgraced former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann. Because she has no actual career achievements or noteworthy projects to discuss, the pair turned to one of their favorite topics: bashing the tea party movement, with an ample dish of vast-right-wing-conspiracy-mongering on the side.
Garofalo singled out GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, a black businessman and grassroots favorite, because he is a “person of color.” According to the starlet, Cain launched his 2012 bid “because he deflects the racism that is inherent in the Republican Party, the conservative movement, the tea party certainly. (In) the last 30 years, the Republican Party has been moving more and more to the right, but also race-baiting more.”
She certainly knows about baiting. For the past six years, with gritted teeth and throbbing veins, she has indiscriminately attacked Republicans as “racist,” “rednecks” and “partisan hacks who are always on the verge of punching somebody or always behave as if they’ve just been cut off in traffic.” Projection for breakfast, anyone?
From the safety of her Tinseltown cocoon, she has lashed out bitterly at tea party activists as “teabagging rednecks” and assailed their fiscal conservative activism as “f***ing redneck d**chebaggery. Unmitigated d**chebaggery” — all while complaining about the lack of civility in politics. In 2009, Garofalo ignored a personal invitation from Texas tea party activist Katrina Pearson and other black conservatives to attend one of their rallies and meet reality.
The last thing progressives of pallor want to deal with, you see, are “people of color” who think for themselves, refuse to be hyphenated Americans and reject left-wing orthodoxy on everything from entitlements to bailouts to Big Labor, immigration, social issues and racial preferences.
All of Garofalo’s and Olbermann’s non-white friends and colleagues (however few that may be) think the same slavishly homogenous thoughts they do about preserving the welfare state, coddling union thugs, opening up the borders and whitewashing the eugenics-grounded abortion racket. There couldn’t possibly be minority conservatives who think otherwise. And if they do, the progressives of pallor comfort themselves, such aberrant creatures must only be able to embrace free-market principles because they were brainwashed, paid off or born stupid.
Thus did Garofalo float her nefarious theory that Cain “is being paid by somebody to be involved and to run for president so that you go, like, ‘I love that, that can’t be racist. He’s a black guy, a black guy asking for Obama being impeached.’ Or ‘it’s a black guy who’s anti-Muslim. It’s a black guy who is a tea party guy.’” What puppet-master could have engineered Cain’s candidacy, according to Garofalo? “The Koch brothers or Grover Norquist or any anything. It could even be Karl Rove.”
Er, never mind that Beltway establishment King Rove has trashed self-made outsider Cain and belittled him as a mere “talk radio guy.”
Garofalo forged ahead with her identity-politics smears: “There may be a touch of Stockholm syndrome in there, because anytime I see a person of color or a female in the Republican Party or the conservative movement or the tea party, I wonder how they could be trying to curry favor with the oppressors.”
I’ve heard more than 20 years of this oppressive windbaggery from do-gooder liberals who treat my unhyphenated American brothers and sisters and me as treacherous puppets for The Man. Their smug refusal to acknowledge free will, individual choice and true diversity of thought confirms that race-obsessed liberals remain the most unrepentant and odious racists of all.