In what one liberty activist described as a “long, domestic cold war,” and others have referred to as “the stealth war,” the U.S. appears to be embroiled in a dispute of clashing ideological realities. So deep is the divide that besets
would lead Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government to make exceptions to Japan’s longstanding posture against possessing, producing, or allowing nuclear weapons within the nation’s borders, Kyodo News reported.
Tarnished Brass: Is the U.S. Military Profession in Decline?
World Affairs Journal ^ | Spring 2009 | Richard H. Kohn
Posted on Saturday, February 01, 2014 9:27:41 PM by robowombat
Tarnished Brass: Is the U.S. Military Profession in Decline?
Richard H. Kohn Nearly twenty years after the end of the Cold War, the American military, financed by more money than the entire rest of the world spends on its armed forces, failed to defeat insurgencies or fully suppress sectarian civil wars in two crucial countries, each with less than a tenth of the U.S. population,
after overthrowing those nations’ governments in a matter of weeks. Evidence of overuse and understrength in the military abounds: the longest individual overseas deployments since World War II and repeated rotations into those deployments; the common and near-desperate use of bonuses to keep officers and enlisted soldiers from leaving.
Nor is it only the ground forces that are experiencing the pinch. The U.S. Air Force has had to cut tens of thousands of people to buy the airplanes it believes it needs. The U.S. Navy faces such declining numbers of ships that it needs allies to accomplish the varied demands of power projection, sea control, and the protection of world commerce.
America’s Trojan Horse… “Today, the American people have a midsection to follow, it is the Russians. If you want to know what dangers are coming, and in what form, simply watch the Russians because they are the key to what lies ahead.” | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show
January 15, 2014
The Common Sense Show
obama trojan horse
When I was coaching college basketball, I used to teach my players how to properly defend the player in front of them. The instructions included that if a defender want to stay in front of a swift ball handler, they should keep their eyes on his midsection because he can go nowhere else without his midsection. Most defenders can stay in front of their opponent by watching the midsection.
Today, the American people have a midsection to follow, it is the Russians. If you want to know what dangers are coming, and in what form, simply watch the Russians because they are the key to what lies ahead.
JFK Predicts Our Future
Servando Gonzalez – historian, semiotician, writer, political satirist, intelligence analyst… “But, contrary to comon belief, Communism is not the creation of Karl Marx. Actually, Moses Mordecai Marx Levy, a.k.a. Karl Marx, published his Communist Manifesto in 1848. But the Manifesto borrowed so heavily from Clinton Roosevelt\’s book The Science of Government Founded on Natural Law, published in 1841, which Marx found at the Reading Room of the British Museum, that it was close to a plagiarism. “
By Servando Gonzalez
A few days ago disinformer extraordinaire Rush Limbaugh began a propaganda campaign to prove that Pope Francis is a Marxist. Limbaugh bases his attacks on the fact that the Pope has expressed his displeasure for the so-called “free” trade capitalism in his Apostolic Exhortation of November 24, 2013.
“This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope,” said Limbaugh.
It is important to keep in mind that Limbaugh caters to a generation of listeners who were brainwashed in the existence of a Cold War between evil Communism and good Capitalism. To these people, “Marxism” is a synonym of Communism.
Why ‘Neo-Isolationism’ Is Soaring… “How can a nation as polarized morally and paralyzed politically as ours lead the world? It cannot. The people sense what the elites cannot see. The American Century is over. Time to restore the republic.”
Why ‘Neo-Isolationism’ Is Soaring
The American Conservative ^ | December 20, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 10:08:07 AM by Colonel Kangaroo
“Neo-isolationism is the direct product of foolish globalism. … Compared to people who thought they could run the universe, or at least the globe, I am neo-isolationist and proud of it.”
Obama Ousts Top Officers After Nuke Explodes In Ocean Instead Of Charleston
Posted by EU Times on Oct 12th, 2013
A shocking new Main Intelligence Directorate GRU report circulating in the Kremlin today states that President Barack Obama, while in a rage, ousted four of the United States top ranking military officers after they refused to detonate a nuclear device “in/near” Charleston, South Carolina this past week and, instead, exploded it off the Atlantic Coast.According to this report, Strategic Missile Forces Command SMF notified both President Putin and the General Staff this past Tuesday 8 October that at 01:58:11 GMT/UTC an atomic device was exploded in the seabed off the US Atlantic Ocean, barely 1,000 km 620 miles from Charleston, causing a 4.5 magnitude earthquake measurement that SMF experts equate to being a 1-kiloton yield, which is equal to the power of 1,000 tons of TNT.
The downing of Flight 007: 30 years later, a Cold War tragedy still seems surreal
CNN ^ | August 31, 2013 | Thom Patterson
Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2013 9:24:05 AM by cunning_fish
(CNN) — The idea that Soviet fighter jets would shoot down a Boeing 747 airliner seems shockingly unbelievable. Two-hundred sixty-nine innocent people died in a largely forgotten Cold War attack that took place exactly 30 years ago this weekend.
On a sultry August night in 1983 at New York’s JFK airport, Alice Ephraimson-Abt, a brilliant, 23-year-old, blue-eyed blonde, was about to board Korean Air Lines Flight 007 for Seoul, South Korea, halfway around the world. For one last time, she held her father, New Jersey businessman Hans Ephraimson-Abt, before saying goodbye. “There were hugs and I-love-yous,” her father, now 91, told CNN.
(GyG: As Always, See Reader Responses…) ~ Why Are American Conservatives Praising Putin?… (“President Carter, General Powell Plead For Russian Aid To Overthrow Obama “)
Why Are American Conservatives Praising Putin?
reason.com ^ | August 22, 2013 | Cathy YoungPosted on Friday, August 23, 2013 2:44:23 PM by MetaThought
Russian President Vladimir Putin, the career KGB officer who has presided over the rollback of his country’s post-Communist freedoms and revived Cold War-style anti-Americanism, is an unlikely hero for American conservatives.
Yet the Kremlin strongman has lately found some fans on the right who see him as a defender of Christian values — most recently, in the imbroglio over Russia’s new legal ban on gay “propaganda.” It is a sad misjudgment that does a disservice to the causes of conservatism, freedom, and religion alike.Spokesmen for several right-wing groups including the American Family Association have praised the Russian law, which prohibits any pro-gay speech or expression that could be accessible to minors.
Veteran columnist Pat Buchanan has joined the Putin cheerleading squad. And, shockingly, the usually thoughtful author Rod Dreher, who blogs for The American Conservative, has added his own “1.5 Cheers for Putin.”
By Judi McLeod Thursday, August 8, 2013
It’s highly unlikely that the timid Obama would say to Putin’s face what he said to Jay Leno on on Tuesday’s “The Tonight Show” when he posited that the Snowden development and other issues showed that Russia was “slipping back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality”.
That was Obama bravado on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.
Obama wasn’t talking about “Cold War thinking and mentality” when he was caught on camera assuring outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with contentious issues like missile defense after the U.S. presidential election.
Russia Responds To Obama Snub
Zero Hedge ^ | 8-7-13 | Tyler Durden
Posted on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 11:08:27 PM by RKBA Democrat
Original title: “Russia Responds To Obama Snub: “We Are Disappointed… But The Snowden Situation Wasn’t Created By Us” (had to be truncated)
Earlier we reported that in an act of embarassing political ineptitude not to mention detente reminiscent of the Cold War‘s worst days, the US president did his best Freudian transferrance attempt today by blaming Putin for his ever escalating headaches caused by one 30 year old NSA whistleblower, and cancelling bilateral talks with the Russian president. And can anyone blame him: with the US increasingly slighted by both superascedent eastern powers, Russia and China, the US finds itself in a position in which it has never been – where foreign nations get to simply say “no.” Here is what else Russia is saying in the aftermath of Obama’s childish response.
Bad Sam – Conspiracy Theories with a ring of truth to them… Re General George Patton… “At the end of the war Patton was in fact the highest ranking officer in the US Military. In peacetime the Armed Forces would fall under the authority of Patton. Eisenhower didn’t relish having Patton giving him orders.”
…..Rank: Eisenhower had outranked Patton during war, having been appointed Supreme Commander.
At the end of the war Patton was in fact the highest ranking officer in the US Military. In peacetime the Armed Forces would fall under the authority of Patton. Eisenhower didn’t relish having Patton giving him orders.
There was widespread talk at home of Patton for President. This was bad news for the Democrats, because they had no comparable opponent. It was not good news for the Republicans though, because Patton was considered too stubborn and iron-willed to take orders from Wall Street and professional politicians. Thus, many factions viewed Patton as a threat.
Who Are The Suspects In The Death of General Patton?
The Russians were in great dread of Patton, wondering whether he would continue to wage war and cross through their lines. They remained on “alert status” until his death. Patton wrote to his wife and others that when he returned to the US he was planning to retire from the Army and try his hand a politics as a Republican. No doubt he would have reported the Russian kidnapping of 25,000 American troops, and would have taken action. The full story of these lost men only started to emerge in the 1970s, and has been documented since the fall of the USSR.
(Before It’s News)
Understanding the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act
For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts. So what just happened?
Surveillance Has Changed Us… “This is what it has come to in the surveillance state. In my entire life, I don’t recall ever pulling back from saying what I think. But these days, prudence rules. This is how I imagined things were in the Soviet Union in the old days. I recall thinking during the Cold War how great it is to have free speech, to not live in fear, to not be afraid of expressing political opinions.” | Laissez-Faire Bookstore
My passport is festooned with patriotic blather about freedom and democracy. It didn’t used to be this way. The less freedom we have, the more government has to convince us that it exists. But none of it rings true anymore.
One page of the passport quotes Lincoln: “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
But just before sending, I hesitated. You see, while doing this, I was boarding a flight from Frankfurt back to Atlanta. Presuming that the feds are reading everything, I thought that posting such words, however funny, would be too risky.
What if I found myself being detained once having landed? I might face a barrage of questions about the meaning of my little text. Did I have a diabolical plot in mind to smack the government in some way? I imagined myself having to explain polycentric legal theory and market forces to thugs in some isolated cell.
So instead of posting that little update, I pulled back. I censored myself. Doing so felt just a bit odd in some way.
This is what it has come to in the surveillance state. In my entire life, I don’t recall ever pulling back from saying what I think. But these days, prudence rules. This is how I imagined things were in the Soviet Union in the old days.
I recall thinking during the Cold War how great it is to have free speech, to not live in fear, to not be afraid of expressing political opinions.
Here we are in the latter day of the war on terror and we are stuck now with a jumpy regime that collects our every correspondence and is ready to misunderstand everything we write. We no longer communicate with confidence of privacy to our friends.
We don’t post truthfully to our followers. We no longer send authentically private emails. In every case, we edit ourselves because we know there is a third party listening in, and that party is government.
Repressing “Un-American Activities”: The Historical Roots of Today’s Homeland Surveillance State | Global Research
By Greg Guma
Global Research, June 07, 2013
Excerpts from Vanguard Press feature story, April 29, 1980
Political rights are so easily taken for granted – until they’re threatened or curtailed by repressive laws. In the United States, they are usually most vulnerable when people are anxious about some outside threat.
After World War II, for instance, dissent became risky as relations with Russia hardened into Cold War I. Hysteria about domestic Communist subversion led quickly to state and congressional investigations of “un-American activities.” And in 1951, a Supreme Court decision led to the imprisonment of eleven Communist leaders, not for any overt acts threatening national security, but rather for trying to organize a political party and teach Marxism.
Today the threats to political liberty are no less imminent.
Bankrolling wars is not about the outcome of wars, but generating debt from wars, and that “this is the very essence of the banking industry, to make us all — whether we be nations or individuals — slaves to debt.” (From “The International”)
Conspiracy pioneer Jim Perloff reviews
a handful of movies that tell the truth
about world power.
by James Perloff
Hollywood is no place to find political truth. Although it has produced–with increasing rarity–some uplifting films, and even anti-Communist ones during the Cold War, movies exposing the Illuminati and how they operate are almost nonexistent.
Obama’s ‘Iron Curtain’ descends on America… “Under the Marxist rule of President Barack Hussein Obama, Uncle Sam morphs day by day into ‘Uncle Satan’. Ironic when contemplating that Iran has long called America “the great Satan”.”
By Judi McLeod Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Far more wily than Uncle Sam or Uncle Sugar, ‘Uncle Satan’ lures scores of U.S. citizens motivated by entitlement mentality with food stamps, free cell phones and unquestioned access to social security, into a trap from which they will never escape.
Comfortable with the guarantee the government will look after them from cradle to grave, few see the walls going up around them.
Canada Free Press (CFP) reader Alan Beckler sends interesting but chilling thoughts about the walls going up around American citizens today.
“While doing some Cold War research today, I ran across a most interesting article on the Berlin Wall history. Attached is an excerpt. What is so chilling is that one could change the German names to present administration names and with our current IRS and DOJ ‘scandals’, it is really chilling.
Dire warnings from this excerpt from ‘The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall’ will be lost on low information voters dependent on government handouts but will send chills down the spines of the millions who see that the IRS and Justice Department scandals mark the beginning of the ultimate capture of the U.S. citizenry.
Nothing in the Common Core curriculum teaches children about the fate of ordinary people trapped behind the Berlin Wall. Their teachers likely think of the Wall in terms of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies.
The Tip of the Spear… “During the Revolutionary War, the founders felt the need to create an military force in order to liberate themselves from the British Crown, but they were suspect of the kind of government that would create a permanent standing army.” | Flyover-Press.com
The American military of today has its founding in the Cold War. During the Revolutionary War, the founders felt the need to create an military force in order to liberate themselves from the British Crown, but they were suspect of the kind of government that would create a permanent standing army.
Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts: “What, sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty.”
Thomas Jefferson: “The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.”
And so it was for the large part of US history, there was no permanent military force that could be used for foreign adventures or domestic suppression.
During the Cold War, the permanent standing Army was created in response to the “Soviet Threat”. Millions of American men went through the doors of the service, as a rite of martial passage for the bulk of the population.
Is America Still A Good Country?
Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2013 11:59:03 PM by ReformationFan
“Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
So wrote Alexis de Tocqueville.
Yet, judged by the standards of those old “pulpits aflame with righteousness,” is America still a good country?
WND ^ | March 13, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling
Is Obama declaring war on U.S. military?
Obama has made no secret of his plans for deep military cuts that would downsize the Pentagon. In 2010, he cut $487 billion from the defense budget. In 2011, he signed into law a budget process intended to cut an additional $492 billion over 10 years.
Cut Commitments, Not Muscle… “On retirement, Robert Gates said any future defense secretary who advises a president to fight another land war in Asia ought to have his head examined. So why do we have 28,000 U.S. troops in Korea and 50,000 in Japan?”
In that year of happy memory, 1972, George McGovern, the Democratic nominee, declared he would chop defense by fully one-third.
A friendly congressman was persuaded to ask Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird to expatiate on what this might mean.
The Pentagon replied the Sixth Fleet might have to be pulled out of the Med, leaving Israel without U.S. protection against the fleet of Adm. Sergei Gorshkov, and provided the congressman a list of U.S. bases that would have to be shut down.
Radio ads were run in the towns closest to the bases on the Pentagon list, declaring they would be closed and all jobs terminated, should McGovern win.
Something akin to this is going on with the impending sequester.
Why Are We Still on the DMZ? … “President Eisenhower ended the Korean War 60 years ago. The Chinese armies in Korea went home. Twenty years ago, the Soviet Union collapsed, Russia abandoned communism and ceased to arm the North, and Mao’s China gave up world revolution for state capitalism.”
Why Are We Still on the DMZ?
Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 9:18:01 AM by Kaslin
North Korea has just pulled off an impressive dual feat — the successful test both of an intercontinental ballistic missile and an atom bomb in the 6-kiloton range.
Experts believe North Korea is still far from having the capability to marry a nuclear warhead to a missile that could hit the West Coast. But this seems to be Kim’s goal.
Why is he obsessed with a nation half a world away?
America has never recognized his, his father’s or his grandfather’s regime. We have led the U.N. Security Council in imposing sanctions. We have 28,000 troops in the South and a defense treaty that will bring us into any war with the North from day one, and a U.S. general would assume overall command of U.S. and Republic of Korea troops.
We are South Korea‘s defense shield and deterrent against the North.
And while America cannot abdicate her responsibility and role in this crisis, we should be asking ourselves: Why is this our crisis in 2013?
President Eisenhower ended the Korean War 60 years ago. The Chinese armies in Korea went home. Twenty years ago, the Soviet Union collapsed, Russia abandoned communism and ceased to arm the North, and Mao’s China gave up world revolution for state capitalism.
Epochal events. Yet U.S. troops still sit on the DMZ, just as their grandfathers did when this writer was still in high school.
The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay… (“In truth, the real LeMay couldn’t have been further from the crazy brute that he’s been made out to be. He was …”)
“…I was surprised to find out that LeMay wasn’t at all the man I thought he was … and I didn’t think he got a fair shake in history.
Here is a man who has been marginalized and even vilified as this mad bomber yearning for a nuclear exchange with the Soviets. Hollywood helped solidify that negative image with Dr. Strangelove ..and he became a favorite target for journalists beginning in the 1960s.
In truth, the real LeMay couldn’t have been further from the crazy brute that he’s been made out to be. He was a sober, strategic realist, who cared deeply for the men who served under him and for the country he defended. LeMay was perhaps the most brilliant military strategist this nation has ever produced – not my words but those of the late Robert S. McNamara.
Author gives an insight into what it costs US taxpayers to build and support the American global military presence.
Pentagon-funded research indicates that 18 per cent of total foreign military and economic aid goes toward buying base access, “swelling our invoice by around $6.3bn” [EPA]
“Are you monitoring the construction?” asked the middle-aged man on a bike accompanied by his dog.
“Ah, si,” I replied in my barely passable Italian.
“Bene,” he answered. Good.
In front of us, a backhoe’s guttural engine whined into action and empty dump trucks rattled along a dirt track. The shouts of men vied for attention with the metallic whirring of drills and saws ringing in the distance. Nineteen immense cranes spread across the landscape, with the foothills of Italy’s Southern Alps in the background. More than 100 pieces of earthmoving equipment, 250 workers and grids of scaffolding wrapped around what soon would be 34 new buildings.
Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying… Over and Over Again !!!!! ~ AN ADMINISTRATION THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY
Is Pearl Harbor Ancient History? ~ (“The general ignorance of Americans about their own history comes with its own price.”)
By Alan Caruba Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I recall in my youth thinking that the Civil War (1861-1865) was ancient history. As with most children, anything that occurred before my birth was “ancient.” In point of fact, the Civil War had ended just 72 years before I was born in 1937 and there were likely some men still alive who had fought in it or recalled it as youth.
I suspect that the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, the day that Franklin Delano Roosevelt said “will live in infamy” is ancient history to several recent generations of Americans, many of whom are the aging baby boomers, the children born after our troops returned home, married, and began to raise families after 1945, the year World War II ended.
Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying About… (Reader Responses…) ~ CIVIL WAR II America’s new cold war
CIVIL WAR II America’s new cold war
Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 7:24:06 PM by Steve Newton
After a contentious election sometimes emotions run high. The winners are jubilant and the losers are despondent. This time it’s different. After 4 years of an “us against them” policy this nation has never been as divided as we are now since the first civil war. What may have been a deliberate policy to win an election may well transform into a monster that will devour us all.
- Scientists were hoping for giant flash on the moon that would intimidate the Soviet Union
- Aim of mission was to launch the nuke by 1959
- Plan was later scrapped due to possible danger to people on Earth
It may sound like a plot straight out of a science fiction novel, but a U.S. mission to blow up the moon with a nuke was very real in the 1950s.
At the height of the space race, the U.S. considered detonating an atom bomb on the moon as a display of America’s Cold War muscle.
The secret project, innocuously titled ‘A Study of Lunar Research Flights’ and nicknamed ‘Project A119,’ was never carried out
“They fear that the development and building of People’s (community) Organizations is the building of a vast power group which may fall prey to a fascistic demagogue who will seize leadership and control and turn an organization into a Frankenstein’s monster against democracy.” – Saul Alinsky responding to his critics, Reveille for Radicals; p. 199
Folks in St. Louis woke up to disturbing news this morning. If they hadn’t got the memo, their city was apparently used as a secret Army experimentation laboratory during the 50s and 60s where citizens were intentionally, but unknowingly, infected with harmful biological agents.
In an exclusive KSDK.com investigation, sociologist Lisa Martino-Taylor’s research revealed the truth behind what took place in St. Louis and other cities where the Army conducted chemical experimentation on unsuspecting citizens.
It gave purpose and clarity to our politics and foreign policy, and our lives.
Ronald Reagan is America’s most beloved president of recent years. We remember how he restored prosperity while ending the Cold War without getting us all nuked. The affection for Reagan was shown when his death two years ago was followed by a national outpouring of grief and affection.
FlyoverPress.Com…Welcome to the American Gulag: Using Involuntary Commitment Laws to Silence Dissenters By John W. Whitehead
Liberty Knows No Compromise
“Raub’s case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that is targeting Americans-especially military veterans-for expressing their discontent over America’s rapid transition to a police state… That the government is using the charge of mental illness as the means by which to immobilize (and disarm) these veterans is diabolically brilliant. With one stroke of a magistrate’s pen, these service men are being declared mentally ill, locked away against their will, and stripped of their constitutional rights.”
Eisenhower’s farewell speech was a long and nearly hysterical argument for the Cold War. He presented it as more
than a military policy against Russia, but rather as a grand metaphysical struggle that should take over our minds and souls, as bizarre as that must sound to the current generation.
His words were Wilsonian, even messianic. The job of U.S. military policy is to “foster progress in human achievement” and enhance “dignity and integrity” the world over. That’s a rather expansive role for government by any standard. But he went further. An enemy stands in the way of achieving this dream, and this enemy is “global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method.” This great struggle “commands our whole attention, absorbs our very beings.”
‘We will not let you bankrupt this great nation!’
When the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, the first words out of my mouth were: I still think it is unconstitutional!
The left-wing blogs were merciless. Even my wife said – can’t you please count to ten before you speak?
So, I’ve had time now to count to ten and, you know what – I still think it’s unconstitutional!
I think if James Madison, himself – the father of the Constitution – were here today he would agree with me: the whole damn thing is still unconstitutional!
This debate is not new and it’s not over. Hamilton and Madison fought from the beginning about how government would be limited by the enumerated powers.
Q. How do you boil a frog? A. Put it in a pot of cold water and turn on the heat.
HaHa. LOL. Yeah, not so funny when it happens to you and me. And I have news for you, it’s happening ALL THE TIME.
The heat is being turned up so slowly you don’t even realize it and soon it may be too late.
A striking clash between those who feel a profound duty to report that the young Obama was nurtured by Marxists, socialists, and Communists and those who think it is a better idea to erase this information from the public record is on display in two current books. One book provided key politically significant details of a heated debate I had with the young Marxist-Leninist Obama over Christmas break 1980.
(“they called it “Neocon,” the new form of conservatism, it only reminded me of Stalin. It was gulags, controlled press, police state laws, one party rule, all power centralized, everything controlled, a stealth overthrow of America”) When Did the Soviet Socialist Republic of America Begin? | Veterans Today
When they called it “Neocon,” the new form of conservatism, it only reminded me of Stalin. It was gulags, controlled press, police state laws, one party rule, all power centralized, everything controlled, a stealth overthrow of America.
Prison Planet.com » All Over America Government Control Freaks Are Forcing Preppers Back On To The Grid
In recent years there have been huge numbers of Americans that have sought to go “off the grid” and live a more independent lifestyle. It has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million “preppers” in the United States, and many of them just want to be left alone so that they can take care of themselves and their families on their own land.
But that is not the way America works anymore. In many areas of the country, government control freaks have essentially declared war on preppers and are attempting to force them back on to the grid. In some states, “nuisance abatement teams” are conducting armed raids on off the grid properties. Property owners are being cited for “code violations” and are being told that they are “bothering the neighbors”. In some cases, trees and gardensare being forcibly removed. In other cases, entire structures are being relocated or torn down.
America‘s Marxist picnic
Exclusive: David Kupelian explains why government no longer worries about communists
David Kupelian is an award-winning journalist, managing editor of WND, editor of Whistleblower magazine, and author of the best-selling book, The Marketing of Evil His newest book, How Evil Works, released to much critical acclaim in the spring of 2010.
History usually repeats itself, and if you have lived two lives, as I have done, you have a good chance of seeing that re-enactment with your own eyes.
In 1978, I paid with two death sentences from my native Romania for helping her people rid themselves of their Marxist dictatorship, carefully disguised as socialism.
Marxism? In America? The very idea sounds absurd to most people.
After all, this is the “land of the free.” Plus, we won the Cold War against the Soviet Union and its miserable Marxist “utopia,” didn’t we?
Moreover, Marx himself – the bearded German revolutionary who predicted the world’s workers would rise up and conquer all the evil factory owners and usher in a socialist paradise – was wrong, wasn’t he? His big “workers’ revolt” never happened – except in Russia. And it’s certainly not happening in today’s America.
Edited on Sunday, June 17, 2007 2:27:20 PM by Admin Moderator. [history]
Ronald Reagan is America’s most beloved president of recent years. We remember how he restored prosperity while ending the Cold War without getting us all nuked….
By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Welcome to UN Agenda 21 “sustainability” in the last bastion of capitalism – the U.S. military. According to the May 19, 2012 issue of Army Times, “The Defense Department, like other federal agencies, is already under orders from the White House to curb energy use throughout its operations and emphasize Sustainable Development. “Planners must make bases more walkable.”(Sean Reilly)
The euphemisms concocted by the environmentalists with the Club of Rome, the original developers of the scare tactic idea of fabricated global warming/climate change catastrophes, have made their way into the military lingo.
The federal government guidelines demand “compact development,” “mass transit,” “energy conservation,” “sustainable development,” and high-rise mixed housing, a five-minute walk from shops and work. Land preservation must be included in military missions, a monumental challenge, costing a huge amount of taxpayer dollars since the Defense Department has 300,000 buildings and 2.2 billion square feet.
Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, described U.S. military bases as “very sprawling, very auto-centric; you have to have a car to get around.” She bemoaned the fact that one base has 70,000 parking spots and the daily population never exceeds 40,000. “Urban sprawl” destroys Mother Nature and must be eventually eradicated by the environmentalist lobby. All confiscated land will be rededicated to wilderness.
I’m inclined to believe that there have been many times over the last century that God has looked down on planet Earth, shook His head in sad dismay and said, “That’s enough. The stench of Man is an abomination that has finally reached the gates of Heaven.” I believe there have been two cataclysmic end time “close calls” in modern history, as well as the staging period between the end of World War II and the climax of the “Cold War” which actually ushered in what we theologically refer to today as “the end times.”
What were those two cataclysmic events? World War I and World War II, and the decade immediately following each war. We could begin with World War II since, at the end of that war, the United Nations voted statehood on Israel and fulfilled Ezekiel’s valley of dry bones prophecy with the rebirth of a nation that had been dead and buried since Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian army conquered the Jews (Judah) in 597 BC. (The 10 Northern tribes were conquered by the Assyrian, Shalmaneser V in 722 BC.) Most of the Jewish males were dispersed throughout the Assyrian Empire in the first of the two Diasporas. At that time, Shalmaneser V forced thousands of Assyrian citizens, loyal to Assyrian gods and customs, to repopulate Israel and generationally, erase not only the Hebrew customs and, more important, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob from the minds and memories of the former Hebrews, but any vestige of what used to be the nation Israel on land God granted to His people (which is the reason for the eons-old war between the Arabs and the Jews) which is what leads to the final conflict of mankind in the Valley of Megiddo where the last war man will fight will take place.
The second Diaspora occurred in 597 BC. Only, at the end of that captivity, the Jews from the Southern Kingdom (Judah and Benjamin) returned to the land of Palestine and restored Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem. Keep in mind, Hebrews from the Northern Kingdom who remained loyal to Solomon’s son Rehoboam, and those who escaped from the Assyrians in 722 BC, moved to the Southern Kingdom, maintaining the unbroken tribal identity of Jacob. There are, and never were, any “10 Lost Tribes of Israel.” They were simply absorbed by Judah and like the Judahites today, are all collectively referred to as “Jews,” the slang term for the Judahites.
President Obama has made clear that he’s determined to continue pushing his “progressive” agenda, regardless of constitutional limitations on his power. He aims to have his way by issuing more and more executive orders.
The most ominous sign of possible things to come appeared on March 16, 2012, when President Obama signed executive order 13603 about “National Defense Resources Preparedness.”This 10-page document is a blueprint for a federal takeover of the economy that would dwarf the looming Obamacare takeover of the health insurance business. Specifically, Obama’s plan involves seizing control of:* “All commodities and products that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals”* “All forms of energy”* “All forms of civil transportation”
“All usable water from all sources”* “Health resources – drugs, biological products, medical devices, materials, facilities, health supplies, services and equipment”* Forced labor ( or “induction” as the executive order delicately refers to military conscription)Moreover, federal officials would “issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources.”Each government bureaucracy “shall act as necessary and appropriate.”To be sure, much of this language has appeared in national security executive orders that previous presidents have issued periodically since the beginning of the Cold War.
I fear for the loss of our freedoms and liberties under the Obama administration. We expect our government to be run by people we elect. If they don’t perform well, we have the opportunity to throw them out. But with the proliferation of “czars” appointed by the president, we are out of the loop when it comes to controlling our own destinies.
They are in charge of such areas as borders, Medicare, manufacturing, electronic health records, faith-based initiatives, workplace issues and so on. The list now contains about 35 czars, whose names, backgrounds and goals we know nothing about. Van Jones, the disgraced “green jobs” czar and buddy of Obama, had to resign when he was outed as a self-declared communist.
Nineteen years ago, just outside Waco, Texas, the FBI demonstrated once again that the state at its core is a killing machine. Monarchy, democracy, or republic – any government as conventionally defined is a legal monopoly on violence. The state is always inclined toward oppression, division, conquest, and bloodshed, because these are its tools of trade.
Matters are no different here. The myth of a free America was always seen with bitter irony by those not blessed by such freedom. In the founding generation, as half a million labored in slavery, many who fought in the Revolution genuinely believed in liberty, but for the ruling elite who chided them on, liberty was hardly more than a slogan. This has always been true of our political leaders. The Father of the Country was a centralizing slaveowner. Old Hickory talked up freedom as he threatened war on South Carolina and forced the Cherokee to flee from their ancestral land on a barbarously murderous walk of shame. The Great Emancipator turned America into a military dictatorship and abolished the revolutionary right of secession. Wilson’s New Freedom was cover for a Prussianized war machine generating revenue for his profiteering buddies on Wall Street. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms failed to include the freedom not to be drafted or interned in a concentration camp. Ronald Reagan threw the word freedom around as he trained Latin American torturers and raped the Bill of Rights in the name of fighting drugs. The United States has never lived up to its rhetoric.
…The War of 1812 resulted in martial law in Louisiana, where people were jailed without habeas corpus simply for criticizing military law. A judge was jailed for issuing a habeas corpus writ.
During the Mexican War the executive branch unilaterally adopted taxing powers over U.S.-controlled ports in Mexico.
The Civil War brought with it mass conscription, corporate welfare, the death of real federalism, the suspension of habeas corpus, the jailing of thousands of dissenters, the censoring of hundreds of newspapers, the creation of a national leviathan with such new agencies as the Department of Agriculture, military commissions, and the use of the army against civilian draft rioters in New York.
With World War I, thousands of new agencies were created, millions were enslaved to fight in a royal European family feud, American citizens were jailed for saying things I say every day, income-tax rates skyrocketed into the 70s, and the federal government implemented economic controls that were later brought back in peacetime during the New Deal. In fact, the New Deal was basically the revitalization of the wartime economy from World War I.
World War II saw the conscription of 11 million Americans, the detention of hundreds of thousands of “enemy aliens” without due process, Japanese internment, martial law in Hawaii, a quasi-fascist command economy complete with comprehensive price controls, tax rates above 90 percent, censorship, and the prolonging of Herbert Hoover’s and Franklin Roosevelt’s Great Depression, which didn’t end until the U.S. government stopped consuming 40 percent of America’s income to wage the war.
The Cold War gave us drafts, especially during the hot wars with Korea and Vietnam, and surveillance and psy-ops directed against peaceful activists by U.S. intelligence agencies. With the war on terror we have lost the last remnants of the Fourth Amendment, habeas corpus has taken another beating, we are treated like prison inmates every time we fly, peaceful activists have been spied on, media have been manipulated by Washington, torture has become normalized, soldiers are not allowed to quit after completing their first or even third tour of duty, and Americans’ telecommunications have been exposed to surveillance by the military.