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June 17, 2014. Bolivia. The American and European media are doing everything they can to black this news out. But it’s not going to stay a secret for long. As of this weekend, there’s a new New World Order on Earth and its enemy is the United States, the EU, the UN Security Council and the world’s shadow government led by the IMF and WTO. This new alliance of poor countries wouldn’t be much of a threat, except it includes two-thirds of the world’s nations including China and India.
It’s a sad day for the American people when their government and state-sponsored news industry blacks out such an important news story. Americans actually have to rely on outlets like the Havana Times in Cuba, The Times of India, and United Nations press releases. There’s a reason this news is being censored across the West. And it’s only the latest global news story over the past two weeks on this subject blacked out from the American people. Read on to find out why.
End of the New World Order
When the richest and most powerful nations on Earth formed the G7, G8, G20 and the like, they united to combine their dominance over the remaining 175 countries that make up humanity. And for decades, the wealthiest 20 countries led by the US have gotten exponentially more wealthy at the expense of the poorest 175 nations, who in turn have gotten even poorer. That’s been the result of the West’s ‘New World Order’, led mainly by self-appointed global governments like the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization.
133 of those 175 countries have had enough of the New World Order’s rigged global financial system based in New York and London. They’ve seen their economies destroyed by corrupt corporations and global governments that create a cycle of never-ending dependence and poverty. They’ve seen their nations’ vast resources stolen by multinational corporations. Their agriculture landscape has been poisoned. Their citizens bankrupted by the IMF and Wall Street. And their democratically elected leaders overthrown by foreign agents from countries like the US.
They’ve had enough of the New World Order. And an alliance of 133 countries, two-thirds of the nations on Earth, signed an agreement this weekend to end the West’s New World Order and replace it with a fair, honest and legitimate World Order – one that lets everyone participate and benefit, not just the super rich.
The Next World Order
The organization is officially called the ‘Group of 77 and China’, but the alliance actually includes 133 nations. Showing just how much influence they have, their meeting this weekend in Bolivia was opened with a keynote speech by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. In the audience were over 30 heads of state from around the world and official representatives from over 100 more governments. Also illustrating the organization’s growing influence, China isn’t even a member of the G77, but insisted on participating anyway in a show of unity with the globe’s Next World Order.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro participated, telling the gathered nations they had to unite to, “fight for fair and sustainable economic growth and for a new world economic order.” Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa went one step further, telling the gathered national leaders and representatives, “Only when we are united across Latin America and united around the world will we be able to make our voice heard and change an international order that is not just unfair, it is immoral.”
A report from AFP on Yahoo News, about the only report found in Western media, describes how Cuban President Raul Castro also participated, but reserved his comments for a call to help their top ally Venezuela. Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and a number of South American countries have insisted they are currently under attack by the United States and the CIA, who they insist are desperately trying to orchestrate coups to overthrow their democratically elected, pro-socialist governments the same way they are accused of doing in the Ukraine recently.
Iran and the UN
An announcement published by the United Nations this weekend touts UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s enthusiastic participation in the G77 meeting. It discusses how important this massive alliance is to the goals of the UN, particularly with regard to reversing the world’s growing economic inequality among nations. Moon and the UN are also sponsoring a separate but related meeting of nations in September to draft new climate resolutions to be enacted in 2015.
The announcement describes a private meeting between the UN Secretary General and Iran’s Vice President, ‘On the margins of today’s summit, Mr. Ban met with the First Vice President of Iran, Eshaq Jahangiri, to discuss development issues, as well as the potential role that Iran could play in restoring stability in Iraq and Syria. The Secretary-General added that he looked forward to Iran’s positive involvement on climate change and said he very much hoped that President Hassan Rouhani would attend the climate summit this September.’ The report also says the two leaders discussed Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the coming July deadline for compliance with past mandates.
Threats of America’s “second Vietnam”
Many of the government leaders in attendance took the opportunity to strike a blow against what they consider to be the biggest enemy of world peace, democracy and economic freedom – the United States. One leader even went as far as calling out President Obama by name and threatening the United States with a second Vietnam.
As reported by the Times of India, the G77 conference’s host this weekend – Bolivian President Evo Morales – threatened the United States and the American President telling the gathered heads of state, “If Mr. Obama keeps assailing the people of Venezuela, I am convinced that, faced with provocation and aggression, Venezuela and Latin America will be a second Vietnam for the United States. Let us defend democracy, natural resources, our sovereignty and our dignity.”
Cuba’s President Raul Castro was possibly the most pointed and focused in his remarks regarding the agenda of the participating countries. As reported by the Havana Times, Castro told the alliance of 133 nations, “It is necessary to demand a new international financial and monetary order and fair commercial conditions for producers and importers from the guardians of capital, centered in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and from the defenders of neoliberalism grouped in the World Trade Organization, which are attempting to divide us. Only unity will allow us to make our ample majority prevail.”
UN Civil War – dissolving the UN Security Council
One of the more ambitious goals of the G77 and its 133 participating countries is the elimination of the United Nations Security Council. World leaders insist it is little more than a five-nation tyranny over the full UN body. With five permanent members of the UN Security Council having veto power over the rest, UN policies and actions have been dictated by those five countries – US, UK, Russia, France and China. Members of the G77 want the Security Council eliminated so the UN can go back to being a purely democratic body.
The Cuban leader went on to describe a global economic system run by American hypocrisy and financial corruption, “The principles of International Law and the postulates of the New International Economic Order are brazenly violated, concepts that attempt to legalize meddling are imposed, force is used and threats of force are made with impunity, the media are used to promote division.”
Dominoes beginning to fall
This is just the latest organized attack on a global financial system rigged by corrupt governments and the multinational corporations that control them. Just last month, Russia and China signed a long term trade alliance that represents the first major crack in the US Dollar bubble. The two countries agreed to stop using US Dollars in their transactions and instead use their own two currencies. The two largest banks from both countries immediately announced they would be dumping the US Dollar as well.
On top of that, the world’s ‘BRIC’ countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – have publicly declared their goal of replacing the corrupted US Dollar with some other global default currency. Now that Russia and China have finally taken actual steps to do that, the remaining two-thirds of the world will most likely begin making preparations to stop using the US Dollar as well. It was only this weekend that 133 of them pledged to do just that.
The scary part for Americans is that both Washington and Wall Street have promised this would never happen, because if it did, it would destroy the US economic system and possibly the US itself. Read the Whiteout Press article, ‘Russia-China Deals move US Dollar closer to Collapse’ for more information.
To view a full list of the 133 nations that make up the G77, visit the Group of 77 website.
Fire sale on a used-up planet
Everything’s available at bargain prices
because the world is going out of business
By John Kaminski
I don’t know if there has ever been a time when hope has been in such short supply.
Like a big department store going out of business after many years, the looting of its products has begun. The only thing that matters to most people is the quick score, the short term profit, the gaming of the system in search of serendipitous ill-gotten gain. Even the bargain prices aren’t that important since the world’s financial mechanisms have been revealed as total shams, and you can’t even tell anymore how much money you actually have, since the value of your currency diminishes daily.
In this era of continuous calamities and liars in every position of authority, looting definitely seems to be the order of the day. With every move they make, it is what our leaders teach the people who teach our children.
In order to have any hope, you have to be pretty oblivious to all these negative things that are going on, and pretty stunted in the grey matter department.
People talk about heading for the hills, starting isolated communities with just a few friends, growing their own food, getting off the grid. Few people realize how intimately we are tied into the grid, from the TVs that lure us into la la land to the electric lights that illuminate our reality to the computers by which we depend upon every message that’s important to us.
If you console yourself by thinking you can do without these things, you’re a fool and delusional. Even if you can skin a rabbit and cook it, or tear apart an engine and put it back together, I’d bet a lot that you can’t tell if that rabbit has chronic wasting disease or if that engine needs a sensor that you couldn’t manufacture by yourself in a thousand years.
To think you can hide in the wilderness from the predator drones is definitely the tune of a looney.
Then there are those who think they can run away to Shangri-la, by finding it in Ecuador, Fiji, or Bangkok. Maybe you no longer need contact with the places you grew up, but many refugees are about to find out what it’s like to be a reviled Yankee dog when the American dollar goes the way of the German deutsch mark. Think worldwide Knockout Game.
I have one friend who has gone permanently on the water, and swipes his Internet connection from other people’s Wi-fi at marinas. Another friend commutes to lower South America, where the locals are building him a house while his family remains in America, incredulous at his attempt to start a pistachio farm.
Then there are those who have done the environmental math, who cringe at the shrinking Arctic ice and calculate that our blood will be boiling and all vegetation will be parched to death in a mere few decades. These people get along well with those who point their fingers to the sky, to the bizarre white rivulets of smoke we see every day. They bellow: “These things are not natural” and insist they are the cause of the trees turning brown and people who don’t smoke coughing their heads off as they wander through the grey overcast days in places where it always used to be sunny.
So you flip on the TV and see that the really big disease — the great American lie — is still totally in place. PNAC signatory Jeb Bush and war mongering harridan Hillary Clinton, both complicit in the 9/11 deception, are still the front runners for president, and endless war is still the main event on the menu, no matter how many Americans must starve to death in order to fund our wars and provide proper support to every single illegal alien we have invited to cross our borders.
Isn’t it obvious that the feckless flunkies who have managed to win manipulated elections and claim that they are our leaders are out to destroy the country they are supposed to protect?
Is there anywhere any man (or woman) who can rise up and tell the truth, stop the insane Jewish war machine that threatens to annihilate every happy home on this planet? Can common sense gain any traction in a world that no longer makes any sense at all?
There is perhaps no greater sadness than realizing that your life has been lived for nothing.
Usually people escape into bottles before the vista becomes intolerable. The long gray sadness affects too many people. There comes a point for everyone where you can’t get your body back, you can’t catch the breath you used to have, and you can’t track down those departed friends who made your life the joy it was.
Americans are feeling that way now. Investing has become an inside joke, and community effort has gone the way of the hootenanny. The once great nation has skidded past its own fantasized glory and metastasized into senseless exhibitions of mass murder around the globe and exploitation and malignant neglect at home.
And for what? Control of various commodities? While its own citizens twitch in the alleyways, gasping for breath, foraging for food and unable to get proper medical care unless they’re illegal aliens, the government loads up on hollow point bullets, and still, people pretend not to know what’s going on.
While empty hearted charlatans try to kindle meaningless festivities of so-called patriotism, the whole world can see that America has gone rancid, inflicting severe wounds on itself like 9/11 and Oklahoma City and then claiming it has been attacked by mysterious terrorists, which further intensive examination reveals to be the twisted deceptions of its own intelligence agencies, fabricating massacres that often never happened in order to imprison everyone in the mindlock that benefits only the perverted and privileged few.
The United States has become a nation of cowards. People are afraid to admit it and are afraid to say that their own government, acting like macabre puppets of the Jewish sadists who control the world’s banks, destroyed two skyscrapers in New York in order to foment perpetual wars.
Cowards. Speak up and let the public know so that something can be done.
There is no terror threat that is not generated by the federal government. The U.S., which has long been owned by Israel, now owns Al-Qaida, which it may conveniently use as either a patsy enemy or a friendly hit man to murder those who oppose its criminal manipulations.
Our so called government fabricates all these acts of terror in order to lock us into slavish submission to a curriculum of keep-your-mouth-shut fear in our minds.
Nothing but lies pour from the mouths of media morons who deceive the masses simply to keep their pathetic jobs.
You don’t have to do anything wrong. They can arrest you for any reason. <http://www.therightperspective.org/2011/10/10/homegrown-terror-threat-manufactured-nyu-study/>
All the terror threats are contrived government capers. <https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110929/16075316140/fbi-successful-breaking-up-yet-another-its-own-plots-to-bomb-us.shtml>
The desperate hope in everyone’s mind is for somebody to stand up to the liars and killers and somehow make everything right again. Make them give back the money they have stolen that has turned patriotic families into paupers headed for the cemetery.
And stop the wars they started that killed so many people who didn’t need to die.
Life is cheap and getting cheaper.
Everything’s for sale. You are for sale. And you’re not worth very much.
Soon you’ll be worth nothing, and that will be the price of your life.
The only people who are worth anything are the ones willing to say something, to do something about this tyranny that is strangling us all, killing our children with phony medicines and bogus knowledge. These whistleblowers are the very people the government is busy trying to kill, with staged accidents, false allegations and untimely food poisoning.
We need someone to speak up now. And if it is not you, who will it be?
The cantankerous German philosopher Friedrich Nietszche once said,
“Hope is the worst of all evils, for it prolongs the torment of man.”
Nietzsche was referring to the myth of Pandora’s box, which was given to her by the god Zeus. When Pandora opened the box, every evil in the world flew out — except for hope, which with its expectation that the madness of humanity can be cured, is the cruelest illusion of all.
Who has the ability to correct the suicidal certainty of a world careening in the wrong direction on every level if it is not you? What hope is there for anyone if you are not the one ready, willing and able to furnish it?
What bribe could possibly entice you to participate in their madness when you know it’s going to cost you the lives of your children? Or do you love your trinkets all that much?
As long as we keep teaching that our own lives, and our own profitability, are the only things that matter, we will never be safe from the savagery of our own children.
But the fire sale is on. Get it while you can and savor the feeling of how it burns you.
John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida, constantly trying to figure out why we are destroying ourselves, and pinpointing a corrupt belief system as the engine of our demise. Solely dependent on contributions from readers, please support his work by mail: 6871 Willow Creek Circle #103, North Port FL 34287 USA.
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The Anti-Empire Report #128
By William Blum – Published May 9th, 2014
“The Russians are coming … again … and they’re still ten feet tall!”
So, what do we have here? In Libya, in Syria, and elsewhere the United States has been on the same side as the al-Qaeda types. But not in Ukraine. That’s the good news. The bad news is that in Ukraine the United States is on the same side as the neo-Nazi types, who – taking time off from parading around with their swastika-like symbols and calling for the death of Jews, Russians and Communists – on May 2 burned down a trade-union building in Odessa, killing scores of people and sending hundreds to hospital; many of the victims were beaten or shot when they tried to flee the flames and smoke; ambulances were blocked from reaching the wounded. Try and find an American mainstream media entity that has made a serious attempt to capture the horror. RT.com (formerly Russia Today) for many stories, images and videos
And how did this latest example of American foreign-policy exceptionalism come to be? One starting point that can be considered is what former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Robert Gates says in his recently published memoir: “When the Soviet Union was collapsing in late 1991, [Defense Secretary Dick Cheney] wanted to see the dismemberment not only of the Soviet Union and the Russian empire but of Russia itself, so it could never again be a threat to the rest of the world.” That can serve as an early marker for the new cold war while the corpse of the old one was still warm. Soon thereafter, NATO began to surround Russia with military bases, missile sites, and NATO members, while yearning for perhaps the most important part needed to complete the circle – Ukraine.
In February of this year, US State Department officials, undiplomatically, joined anti-government protesters in the capital city of Kiev, handing out encouragement and food, from which emanated the infamous leaked audio tape between the US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, and the State Department’s Victoria Nuland, former US ambassador to NATO and former State Department spokesperson for Hillary Clinton. Their conversation dealt with who should be running the new Ukraine government after the government of Viktor Yanukovich was overthrown; their most favored for this position being one Arseniy Yatsenuk.
My dear, and recently departed, Washington friend, John Judge, liked to say that if you want to call him a “conspiracy theorist” you have to call others “coincidence theorists”. Thus it was by the most remarkable of coincidences that Arseniy Yatsenuk did indeed become the new prime minister. He could very soon be found in private meetings and public press conferences with the president of the United States and the Secretary-General of NATO, as well as meeting with the soon-to-be new owners of Ukraine, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, preparing to impose their standard financial shock therapy. The current protestors in Ukraine don’t need PHDs in economics to know what this portends. They know about the impoverishment of Greece, Spain, et al. They also despise the new regime for its overthrow of their democratically-elected government, whatever its shortcomings. But the American media obscures these motivations by almost always referring to them simply as “pro-Russian”.
An exception, albeit rather unemphasized, was the April 17 Washington Post which reported from Donetsk that many of the eastern Ukrainians whom the author interviewed said the unrest in their region was driven by fear of “economic hardship” and the IMF austerity plan that will make their lives even harder: “At a most dangerous and delicate time, just as it battles Moscow for hearts and minds across the east, the pro-Western government is set to initiate a shock therapy of economic measures to meet the demands of an emergency bailout from the International Monetary Fund.”
Arseniy Yatsenuk, it should be noted, has something called the Arseniy Yatsenuk Foundation. If you go to the foundation’s website you will see the logos of the foundation’s “partners”. saved version can be found here.
“> Among these partners we find NATO, the National Endowment for Democracy, the US State Department, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs in the UK), the German Marshall Fund (a think tank founded by the German government in honor of the US Marshall Plan), as well as a couple of international banks. Is any comment needed?
Getting away with supporting al-Qaeda and Nazi types may be giving US officials the idea that they can say or do anything they want in their foreign policy. In a May 2 press conference, President Obama, referring to Ukraine and the NATO Treaty, said: “We’re united in our unwavering Article 5 commitment to the security of our NATO allies”. (Article 5 states: “The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them … shall be considered an attack against them all.”) Did the president forget that Ukraine is not (yet) a member of NATO? And in the same press conference, the president referred to the “duly elected government in Kyiv (Kiev)”, when in fact it had come to power via a coup and then proceeded to establish a new regime in which the vice-premier, minister of defense, minister of agriculture, and minister of environment, all belonged to far-right neo-Nazi parties. Who’s who in Ukraine’s new [semi-fascist] government”, March 11, 2014″>
The pure awfulness of the Ukrainian right-wingers can scarcely be exaggerated. In early March, the leader of Pravy Sektor (Right Sector) called upon his comrades, the infamous Chechnyan terrorists, to carry out further terrorist actions in Russia.
There may be one important difference between the old Cold War and the new one. The American people, as well as the world, can not be as easily brainwashed as they were during the earlier period.
Over the course of a decade, in doing the research for my first books and articles on US foreign policy, one of the oddities to me of the Cold War was how often the Soviet Union seemed to know what the United States was really up to, even if the American people didn’t. Every once in a while in the 1950s to 70s a careful reader would notice a two- or three-inch story in the New York Times on the bottom of some distant inside page, reporting that Pravda or Izvestia had claimed that a recent coup or political assassination in Africa or Asia or Latin America had been the work of the CIA; the Times might add that a US State Department official had labeled the story as “absurd”. And that was that; no further details were provided; and none were needed, for how many American readers gave it a second thought? It was just more commie propaganda. Who did they think they were fooling? This ignorance/complicity on the part of the mainstream media allowed the United States to get away with all manner of international crimes and mischief.
It was only in the 1980s when I began to do the serious research that resulted in my first book, which later became Killing Hope, that I was able to fill in the details and realize that the United States had indeed masterminded that particular coup or assassination, and many other coups and assassinations, not to mention countless bombings, chemical and biological warfare, perversion of elections, drug dealings, kidnapings, and much more that had not appeared in the American mainstream media or schoolbooks. (And a significant portion of which was apparently unknown to the Soviets as well.)
But there have been countless revelations about US crimes in the past two decades. Many Americans and much of the rest of the planet have become educated. They’re much more skeptical of American proclamations and the fawning media.
President Obama recently declared: “The strong condemnation that it’s received from around the world indicates the degree to which Russia is on the wrong side of history on this.” Marvelous … coming from the man who partners with jihadists and Nazis and has waged war against seven nations. In the past half century is there any country whose foreign policy has received more bitter condemnation than the United States? If the United States is not on the wrong side of history, it may be only in the history books published by the United States.
Barack Obama, like virtually all Americans, likely believes that the Soviet Union, with perhaps the sole exception of the Second World War, was consistently on the wrong side of history in its foreign policy as well as at home. Yet, in a survey conducted by an independent Russian polling center this past January, and reported in the Washington Post in April, 86 percent of respondents older than 55 expressed regret for the Soviet Union’s collapse; 37 percent of those aged 25 to 39 did so. (Similar poll results have been reported regularly since the demise of the Soviet Union. This is from USA Today in 1999: “When the Berlin Wall crumbled, East Germans imagined a life of freedom where consumer goods were abundant and hardships would fade. Ten years later, a remarkable 51% say they were happier with communism.”)
Or as the new Russian proverb put it: “Everything the Communists said about Communism was a lie, but everything they said about capitalism turned out to be the truth.”
A week before the above Post report in April the newspaper printed an article about happiness around the world, which contains the following charming lines: “Worldwide polls show that life seems better to older people – except in Russia.” … “Essentially, life under President Vladimir Putin is one continuous downward spiral into despair.” … “What’s going on in Russia is deep unhappiness.” … “In Russia, the only thing to look forward to is death’s sweet embrace.” online here“>
No, I don’t think it was meant to be any kind of satire. It appears to be a scientific study, complete with graphs, but it reads like something straight out of the 1950s.
The views Americans hold of themselves and other societies are not necessarily more distorted than the views found amongst people elsewhere in the world, but the Americans’ distortion can lead to much more harm. Most Americans and members of Congress have convinced themselves that the US/NATO encirclement of Russia is benign – we are, after all, the Good Guys – and they don’t understand why Russia can’t see this.
The first Cold War, from Washington’s point of view, was often designated as one of “containment”, referring to the US policy of preventing the spread of communism around the world, trying to block the very idea of communism or socialism. There’s still some leftover from that – see Venezuela and Cuba, for example – but the new Cold War can be seen more in terms of a military strategy. Washington thinks in terms of who could pose a barrier to the ever-expanding empire adding to its bases and other military necessities.
Whatever the rationale, it’s imperative that the United States suppress any lingering desire to bring Ukraine (and Georgia) into the NATO alliance. Nothing is more likely to bring large numbers of Russian boots onto the Ukrainian ground than the idea that Washington wants to have NATO troops right on the Russian border and in spitting distance of the country’s historic Black Sea naval base in Crimea.
The myth of Soviet expansionism
One still comes across references in the mainstream media to Russian “expansionism” and “the Soviet empire”, in addition to that old favorite “the evil empire”. These terms stem largely from erstwhile Soviet control of Eastern European states. But was the creation of these satellites following World War II an act of imperialism or expansionism? Or did the decisive impetus lie elsewhere?
Within the space of less than 25 years, Western powers had invaded Russia three times – the two world wars and the “Intervention” of 1918-20 – inflicting some 40 million casualties in the two wars alone. To carry out these invasions, the West had used Eastern Europe as a highway. Should it be any cause for wonder that after World War II the Soviets wanted to close this highway down? In almost any other context, Americans would have no problem in seeing this as an act of self defense. But in the context of the Cold War such thinking could not find a home in mainstream discourse.
The Baltic states of the Soviet Union – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – were not part of the highway and were frequently in the news because of their demands for more autonomy from Moscow, a story “natural” for the American media. These articles invariably reminded the reader that the “once independent” Baltic states were invaded in 1939 by the Soviet Union, incorporated as republics of the USSR, and had been “occupied” ever since. Another case of brutal Russian imperialism. Period. History etched in stone.
The three countries, it happens, were part of the Russian empire from 1721 up to the Russian Revolution of 1917, in the midst of World War I. When the war ended in November 1918, and the Germans had been defeated, the victorious Allied nations (US, Great Britain, France, et al.) permitted/encouraged the German forces to remain in the Baltics for a full year to crush the spread of Bolshevism there; this, with ample military assistance from the Allied nations. In each of the three republics, the Germans installed collaborators in power who declared their independence from the new Bolshevik state which, by this time, was so devastated by the World War, the revolution, and the civil war prolonged by the Allies’ intervention, that it had no choice but to accept the fait accompli. The rest of the fledgling Soviet Union had to be saved.
To at least win some propaganda points from this unfortunate state of affairs, the Soviets announced that they were relinquishing the Baltic republics “voluntarily” in line with their principles of anti-imperialism and self-determination. But it should not be surprising that the Soviets continued to regard the Baltics as a rightful part of their nation or that they waited until they were powerful enough to reclaim the territory.
Then we had Afghanistan. Surely this was an imperialist grab. But the Soviet Union had lived next door to Afghanistan for more than 60 years without gobbling it up. And when the Russians invaded in 1979, the key motivation was the United States involvement in a movement, largely Islamic, to topple the Afghan government, which was friendly to Moscow. The Soviets could not have been expected to tolerate a pro-US, anti-communist government on its border any more than the United States could have been expected to tolerate a pro-Soviet, communist government in Mexico.
Moreover, if the rebel movement took power it likely would have set up a fundamentalist Islamic government, which would have been in a position to proselytize the numerous Muslims in the Soviet border republics.
- See RT.com (formerly Russia Today) for many stories, images and videos
- Robert Gates, Duty (2014), p.97
- If this site has gone missing again, a saved version can be found here.
- Voice of Russia radio station, Moscow, April 18, 2014; also see Answer Coalition, “Who’s who in Ukraine’s new [semi-fascist] government”, March 11, 2014
- RT.com, news report March 5, 2014
- CBS News, March 3, 2014
- Washington Post, April 11, 2014
- USA Today (Virginia), Oct. 11, 1999, page 1
- Washington Post print edition, April 2, 2014; online here
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June 2, 2014
The War Against Ourselves …
Is Disbelief Any More
Of A Lie …
Than Belief ?
What keeps you from speaking the truth clearly?
By John Kaminski
WITHOUT religion, we remain in a war against ourselves, dissecting reality with a ruthless scalpel, disparaging hope, ridiculing love and insisting we can handle the burden of life and death all by ourselves, Titleforever dissing the reassuring comfort of a true belief as delusional, manipulative thought control.
WITH religion, we trade truth for comfort, and can be certain of our every action, without bothering to wonder if it’s right or wrong. This allows us to have no second thoughts about the people we put in the ground for righteous reasons that also happen to be profitable. True believers never have to peek around the corner at that shadow of hypocrisy that our religious leaders tell us is just the cost of doing business within the sacred realm.
So which one is the real lie? Or are they both the truth? And will we ever get past the bloody dance of death that both produce?
Could humanity’s true task of evolution be a third way, in which the smug sadism of holy power and the frustrating discomfort of empirical investigation are transcended and melded in some way into a broader understanding that actually nurtures life, rather than the way it is now — the reckless, thoughtless consumption and eradication of living things whose purpose we have never bothered to comprehend?
On one side of the coin, you are so convinced you are going to heaven that you can kill all those people who get in your way, those unenlightened pagans, without a second thought. The inculcated fantasy of eternal life allows our hallowed leaders to underpin the systems that run the world with rarely talked about rituals of raping children and turning churches into banks, even as the general mass of bowed heads remains oblivious to the secret crimes of these sick gooks.
On the other side of what passes for the world’s epistemological currency are those who believe we can build a better human by discarding all the world’s mythologies and disregarding all the freighted rituals we have come to know as our personalities, except that virtually everyone who proposes such sweeping changes is a Jew double talker more interested in taking control of people’s wallets rather than helping them live more comfortably.
The third side that generally takes control once the political wheels of war get rolling are those unfortunates who are just in it for the money, and will kill anyone they’re told to if the price is right. There are so many truly poor people in the world that there is never a shortage of these kinds of troops, so that those with the cash have no trouble keeping the wars going forever.
This is precisely the swamp in which the world’s superstitious humans are now mired. Both theories claim to offer a path to an existential ecstasy, yet the evidence of centuries shows each philosophy is a direct route to hell on Earth. It’s either the Roman Empire or the Soviet Union, and both roads portend senseless drivel and mass death.
Rule 1 of human existence. We are only the sum of people we have met in this lifetime. What we have learned from them becomes who we are. Why is it, then, that in making our choices we gather only what we need for ourselves? Is it because we die alone? Is it because we have forgotten that we have been shaped by others? As we abandon everyone else in the hour of our demise, whether this has been for our own good is the toughest question we will ever have to answer.
We don’t make things up of our own accord. Ideas are presented to us that shape our lives, and we either accept them and incorporate them into our way of living, or throw them into the trash along with all the other things we find too preposterous to believe. Sometimes when you least expect it, the seeds of trust you have cast to the wind are returned to you on a mysterious breeze of gratitude that keeps you believing in some kind of cosmic order, as this story from a grateful reader recently did to me.
But whether they will stop the annihilation of life on Earth is entirely up to you to decide.
The scales of fear and trust
George Orwell attended a literary meeting in 1946 that focused on the 300th anniversary of an obscure John Milton essay about freedom of the press. Orwell remarked dryly that none of the featured speakers dared mention books that had been banned during the war. (WW II ended in 1946.) Ironic hypocrisy is all too common as people often pretend to talk about something that they never really address.
The freedom to write what you want — otherwise known as intellectual liberty — is under attack from two wings, Orwell explained.
The status quo controlled by the very rich is the obvious enemy, but the people who could benefit from the truth yet simply don’t care about it are the real reason that the world is in a shambles and not about to be straightened out any time soon, he concluded.
I thought of all these things during the recent interview with Edward Snowden by NBC anchorman Brian Williams, during which Snowden insisted plenty of evidence existed for the U.S. government to have thwarted the 9/11 attacks — WHICH completely blew Snowden’s credibility higher than a Fukushima rooftop since the 9/11 hijacker story was a total fraud meant to cover up the demolition of the Twin Towers by neocon power brokers, and this watershed event was certainly not accomplished by fake Muslim amateur pilots.
This means for certain that Snowden, darling of much of the world for his apparent heroics, is an actor in a larger script that seeks to reinforce a version of history that is not quite accurate, and being presented through Greenwald and his accomplices as something the movers and shakers want everyone to know but is not quite the whole truth.
Given his derogatory remarks about Nazis, it’s difficult at this late date to tell how much Orwell (a.k.a. Eric Blair) knew about the real world, despite the realistic predictions he put forth in his magnum opus “1984″, many of which have come to pass in the real world. It seems certain, however, that Orwell did not have a specific idea that the world wars and the creepy society he predicted that has come to pass would be generated from the nightmare prescriptions of the Talmud, and a worldwide network of social saboteurs better known as the Jewish community.
Or perhaps he just didn’t dare to speak of these things openly, which is a problem that has beset the world for many centuries.
What Orwell did get right in this essay is that writers who embrace totalitarianism in any form automatically forfeit their access to legitimate literary integrity, or even basic accuracy. Orwell put it more bluntly:
Any writer sympathetic to a political cause does have to acquiesce
in the deliberate falsification of important issues.
It makes me think of the New York Times reporter, Walter Duranty, who won a Pulitzer Prize for never mentioning that 9 million Ukrainians were starved to death by the insane Jews who ran the Soviet Union in the 1930s.
Orwell was talking about Communists, but you know the drill today. You can’t get published anywhere in the mainstream unless you’re willing to sign on to the Muslim 9/11 lie. Practically every writer you read today, in any venue, has forfeited his own integrity, simply by espousing one political creed or another. This would also be true of religious writers, as religions are a form of totalitarianism. As Orwell writes,
Totalitarianism demands, in fact, the continuous alteration of the past,
and in the long run probably demands a disbelief
in the very existence of objective truth.
Which is why today, you not only don’t get the truth about current events from anybody in the mainstream as well as most of those in the alternative media, but you don’t get the real history, either, as the fabricated narratives about the phony wars, 9/11, the world wars, and why America does what it does are all skewed by those communicating within the polluted mainstream narrative of reality.
Orwell elaborated upon the impact of this:
Even a single taboo can have an all-round crippling effect upon the mind,
because there is always the danger that any thought
which is freely followed up may lead to the forbidden thought.
It follows that the atmosphere of totalitarianism is deadly to any kind of prose writer,
though a poet, at any rate a lyric poet, might possibly find it breathable.
And in any totalitarian society that survives for more than a couple of generations,
it is probable that prose literature, of the kind that has existed
during the past four hundred years, must actually come to an end.
Which is how Snowden has got himself caught himself up in that lie of political correctness about 9/11. Trying to impact the mainstream with its false narrative revealed he is a part of that falsehood.
Despite not possessing the complete picture, Orwell managed to transcend the false narrative. He observed:
Political writing in our time consists almost entirely of prefabricated phrases bolted together like the pieces of a child’s Meccano set. It is the unavoidable result of self-censorship.
(A Meccano set is what the English call an erector set, a child’s construction toy.)
To write in plain, vigorous language one has to think fearlessly, and if one thinks fearlessly one cannot be politically orthodox.
(Which is why I insist that only one force runs the whole world — the U.S., Russia, China, India, Britain and Germany are all run by the same Jewish power structure. The wars are only confabulated fantasies, contrived passion plays with real actors, designed to make money from the sale of weapons.) Orwell also wrote:
Totalitarianism, however, does not so much promise an age of faith as an age of schizophrenia. A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud. Such a society, no matter how long it persists, can never afford to become either tolerant or intellectually stable. It can never permit either the truthful recording of facts or the emotional sincerity that literary creation demands.
(And that’s the history we have today — phony New York Times dictating reality to puppets of Jewish bankers while the rest of the social climbing world hangs on their every word, even as their lives are destroyed.)
When one sees highly educated men looking on indifferently at oppression and persecution, one wonders which to despise more, their cynicism or their shortsightedness.
My favorite line from this Orwell essay is “Imagination will not not breed in captivity.”
Which is why you have the lame 9/11 narrative that never made any sense in the minds of people who can actually think. And you have to wonder how pathetic the American thought process has become when consensus reality has managed to install so many lies into the fictional narrative of American history of the 21st century.
What we do know for certain is that an outside force has taken control of our societies, of our lives, lathered up our brains with addictions that shorten our lifespans and sicken our hearts, because we have lost the belief — or had it ripped from our hands — that life is a delight, both a pleasure and a privilege. Instead it has been turned into an unbearable ordeal of fear and betrayal by those shadowy figures whose nasty perversions control us through compulsions and prejudices, and wring all the joy out of life for the vast majority of people in the world.
It would be a fairly simple matter to suddenly wake up and realize we have been deceived by falsehoods, entrained by addictions, polluted by poisons, and chained to our prejudices that serve no purpose except for the money that is wrung out of them that fatten only the very rich as they leave the rest of the world dying of a thirst for common sense and the compassion that our parents taught us. That’s why the Jews are trying to eliminate the family, because the family is the only group we can be sure actually loves us.
Whether you believe or not is something you can argue about tomorrow as long as your family sticks together, but once it comes apart, the argument is over, and your world will never be the same.
for Matthew Nichols
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FEDERAL JUDGE: ‘DISCARD’ GOD’S WORD ON MARRIAGE
By Lee Duigon
May 29, 2014
Who do more harm to the country—fat-head judges, or the slimy politicians who appoint them?
Last week a federal judge—that is, a creature appointed by a president and confirmed by the Senate—ruled that Pennsylvania’s marriage protection laws, and all other state laws reserving marriage to a man and a woman, must be cast away. In his exact words, “[I]t is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.”
With those words, Judge John Jones III joins himself to all the other heathen egomaniacs who’ve tried to make their word bigger than God’s. He thinks marriage, as God ordained it, and as the human race has known it for untold thousands of years, is a bad thing that ought to be replaced: and America has been a bad country for not rushing to replace it.
Everywhere you look, state and federal judges make war on Christianity, battling to overthrow the Christian—and, except for pockets of polygamy, universally human—construction of marriage and the family. As this is the very foundation of society, we view their efforts with both alarm and deep disgust.
But these judges didn’t just spring up from the earth like pokeweed. Chief executives appointed them, and legislatures confirmed them. And where did those executives and legislators come from? We the people, to our shame, elected them.
Judges nowadays, as is glaringly obvious, believe they can do anything they please: and who can blame them for thinking so? Article III of the Constitution gives Congress the power to remove from the courts’ jurisdiction all sorts of issues—including the definition of marriage—but that authority has never, ever been invoked. And it never will be, because the villains in Congress rely on judges to do dirty work that they would never dare to do themselves. They could also impeach out-of-control judges like this Mr. Jones, but they don’t do that, either.
So we have arrived at the bizarre scenario of a country of 300 million people at the mercy of a micro-constituency of homosexual activists, to whom our bureaucrats and judges and elected representatives hand their hearts’ desires on a silver platter. If you oppose it, you are branded a “hater,” derided as being “on the wrong side of history,” and stand a good chance of being punished by the loss of your job or the destruction of your business—by your government.
We are talking about a perverted moral vision that did not exist 25 years ago. Suddenly, in the blink of an eye, the word of God Himself, and unbroken thousands of years of human experience, are shouted down as evil, and their exact opposite held up to us as good.
I wonder how hard God laughs when we ask Him to bless America.
What can we do? Our country’s own leaders are waging war on our fundamental way of life. They have all the tools they need: the courts, the White House, and the Senate; the media and Hollywood; the schools, the teachers’ unions, and the university; corrupt, apostate churches; and the unelected bureaucrats as henchmen.
But they do not have God’s blessing on their work, and that’s what will undo them.
We are in for a bad time. We are being dragged into a dark age of moral chaos, and confusion over the nature of our most basic human institutions. Our society might fail. Lawless leaders, for whom law is whatever they say it is on any given afternoon, are a menace to our liberty, our social order, and our economy. We will not be the first civilization that has wrecked itself. But we will be the first to do it with so much going for us, otherwise.
What can we do?
I would rather be on the ash heap of history, with God’s word, than on a judge’s bench without it.
First we pray, unceasingly. Maybe God will hear us, and intervene to save us. He may even save our country, if He has any further use for it.
” are not marriages, even as we know abortion is not merely “choice.” We get out of churches that accept it, and let them wither on the vine.
We refuse to say what these lawless judges want us to say, refuse to think what they want us to think, refuse to do what they want us to do. Our consciences belong to God and to ourselves, and not to any government.
Finally, the abrupt removal of some millions of Christian children from the anti-Christian public schools would please God and show the world that we mean business.
It would also put a very nasty hole in Satan’s pocketbook.
© 2014 Lee Duigon – All Rights Reserved
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com
Note: Please feel free to add your own information, article links, or video links about Tesla and his work in the comment section.
I would also point you to Rand Clifford’s 3-part series: Nikola Tesla: Calling All Freethinkers! which has a wealth of different information than what you will read below.
Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point of the universe. Throughout space there is energy. — Nikola Tesla, 1892
Nikola Tesla is finally beginning to attract real attention and encourage serious debate nearly 70 years after his death. Was he for real? A crackpot? Part of an early experiment in corporate-government control?
We know that he was undoubtedly persecuted by the energy power brokers of his day — namely Thomas Edison, whom we are taught in school to revere as a genius. He was also attacked by J.P. Morgan and other “captains of industry.” Upon Tesla’s death on January 7th, 1943, the U.S. government moved into his lab and apartment confiscating all of his scientific research, some of which has been released by the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act. (I’ve embedded the first 250 pages below and have added a link to the .pdf of the final pages, 290 in total).
Besides his persecution by corporate-government interests (which is practically a certification of authenticity), there is at least one solid indication of Nikola Tesla’s integrity — he tore up a contract with Westinghouse that was worth billions in order to save the company from paying him his huge royalty payments.
But, let’s take a look at what Nikola Tesla — a man who died broke and alone — has actually given to the world. For better or worse, with credit or without, he changed the face of the planet in ways that perhaps no man ever has.
1. Alternating Current — This is where it all began, and what ultimately caused such a stir at the 1893 World’s Expo in Chicago. A war was leveled ever-after between the vision of Edison and the vision of Tesla for how electricity would be produced and distributed. The division can be summarized as one of cost and safety: The DC current that Edison (backed by General Electric) had been working on was costly over long distances, and produced dangerous sparking from the required converter (called a commutator). Regardless, Edison and his backers utilized the general “dangers” of electric current to instill fear in Tesla’s alternative: Alternating Current. As proof, Edison sometimes electrocuted animals at demonstrations. Consequently, Edison gave the world the electric chair, while simultaneously maligning Tesla’s attempt to offer safety at a lower cost. Tesla responded by demonstrating that AC was perfectly safe by famously shooting current through his own body to produce light. This Edison-Tesla (GE-Westinghouse) feud in 1893 was the culmination of over a decade of shady business deals, stolen ideas, and patent suppression that Edison and his moneyed interests wielded over Tesla’s inventions. Yet, despite it all, it is Tesla’s system that provides power generation and distribution to North America in our modern era.
2. Light – Of course he didn’t invent light itself, but he did invent how light can be harnessed and distributed. Tesla developed and used florescent bulbs in his lab some 40 years before industry “invented” them. At the World’s Fair, Tesla took glass tubes and bent them into famous scientists’ names, in effect creating the first neon signs. However, it is his Tesla Coil that might be the most impressive, and controversial. The Tesla Coil is certainly something that big industry would have liked to suppress: the concept that the Earth itself is a magnet that can generate electricity (electromagnetism) utilizing frequencies as a transmitter. All that is needed on the other end is the receiver — much like a radio.
3. X-rays – Electromagnetic and ionizing radiation was heavily researched in the late 1800s, but Tesla researched the entire gamut. Everything from a precursor to Kirlian photography, which has the ability to document life force, to what we now use in medical diagnostics, this was a transformative invention of which Tesla played a central role. X-rays, like so many of Tesla’s contributions, stemmed from his belief that everything we need to understand the universe is virtually around us at all times, but we need to use our minds to develop real-world devices to augment our innate perception of existence.
4. Radio – Guglielmo Marconi was initially credited, and most believe him to be the inventor of radio to this day. However, the Supreme Court overturned Marconi’s patent in 1943, when it was proven that Tesla invented the radio years previous to Marconi. Radio signals are just another frequency that needs a transmitter and receiver, which Tesla also demonstrated in 1893 during a presentation before The National Electric Light Association. In 1897 Tesla applied for two patents US 645576, and US 649621. In 1904, however, The U.S. Patent Office reversed its decision, awarding Marconi a patent for the invention of radio, possibly influenced by Marconi’s financial backers in the States, who included Thomas Edison and Andrew Carnegie. This also allowed the U.S. government (among others) to avoid having to pay the royalties that were being claimed by Tesla.
5. Remote Control – This invention was a natural outcropping of radio. Patent No. 613809 was the first remote controlled model boat, demonstrated in 1898. Utilizing several large batteries; radio signals controlled switches, which then energized the boat’s propeller, rudder, and scaled-down running lights. While this exact technology was not widely used for some time, we now can see the power that was appropriated by the military in its pursuit of remote controlled war. Radio controlled tanks were introduced by the Germans in WWII, and developments in this realm have since slid quickly away from the direction of human freedom.
6. Electric Motor – Tesla’s invention of the electric motor has finally been popularized by a car brandishing his name. While the technical specifications are beyond the scope of this summary, suffice to say that Tesla’s invention of a motor with rotating magnetic fields could have freed mankind much sooner from the stranglehold of Big Oil. However, his invention in 1930 succumbed to the economic crisis and the world war that followed. Nevertheless, this invention has fundamentally changed the landscape of what we now take for granted: industrial fans, household applicances, water pumps, machine tools, power tools, disk drives, electric wristwatches and compressors.
7. Robotics — Tesla’s overly enhanced scientific mind led him to the idea that all living beings are merely driven by external impulses. He stated: “I have by every thought and act of mine, demonstrated, and does so daily, to my absolute satisfaction that I am an automaton endowed with power of movement, which merely responds to external stimuli.” Thus, the concept of the robot was born. However, an element of the human remained present, as Tesla asserted that these human replicas should have limitations — namely growth and propagation. Nevertheless, Tesla unabashedly embraced all of what intelligence could produce. His visions for a future filled with intelligent cars, robotic human companions, and the use of sensors, and autonomous systems are detailed in a must-read entry in the Serbian Journal of Electrical Engineering, 2006 (PDF).
8. Laser – Tesla’s invention of the laser may be one of the best examples of the good and evil bound up together within the mind of man. Lasers have transformed surgical applications in an undeniably beneficial way, and they have given rise to much of our current digital media. However, with this leap in innovation we have also crossed into the land of science fiction. From Reagan’s “Star Wars” laser defense system to today’s Orwellian “non-lethal” weapons’ arsenal, which includes laser rifles and directed energy “death rays,” there is great potential for development in both directions.
9 and 10. Wireless Communications and Limitless Free Energy — These two are inextricably linked, as they were the last straw for the power elite — what good is energy if it can’t be metered and controlled? Free? Never. J.P. Morgan backed Tesla with $150,000 to build a tower that would use the natural frequencies of our universe to transmit data, including a wide range of information communicated through images, voice messages, and text. This represented the world’s first wireless communications, but it also meant that aside from the cost of the tower itself, the universe was filled with free energy that could be utilized to form a world wide web connecting all people in all places, as well as allow people to harness the free energy around them. Essentially, the 0′s and 1′s of the universe are embedded in the fabric of existence for each of us to access as needed. Nikola Tesla was dedicated to empowering the individual to receive and transmit this data virtually free of charge. But we know the ending to that story . . . until now?
Tesla had perhaps thousands of other ideas and inventions that remain unreleased. A look at his hundreds of patents shows a glimpse of the scope he intended to offer. If you feel that the additional technical and scientific research of Nikola Tesla should be revealed for public scrutiny and discussion, instead of suppressed by big industry and even our supposed institutions of higher education, join the world’s call to tell power brokers everywhere that we are ready to Occupy Energy and learn about what our universe really has to offer.
The release of Nikola Tesla’s technical and scientific research — specifically his research into harnessing electricity from the ionosphere at a facility called Wardenclyffe — is a necessary step toward true freedom of information. Please add your voice by sharing this information with as many people as possible.
For additional information about the demand for release, or to use as a template to form your own demand, please visit: http://releaseteslasresearch.weebly.com/
As they state:
Tell your friends, bring it up and discuss it at your next general assembly, do whatever you can to get the word out, organize locally to make a stand for the release of Nikola Tesla’s research…. America is tired of corrupt corporate greed, supported by The American government, holding us back in a stagnant society in the name of profit . . . The Energy Crisis is a lie.
As an aside: there are some who have pointed out that Tesla’s experimentation with the ionosphere very well could have caused the massive explosion over Tunguska, Siberia in 1908, which leveled an estimated 60 million trees over 2,150 square kilometers, and may even have led to the much maligned HAARP technology. I submit that we would do well to remember that technology is never the true enemy; it is the misuse of technology that can enslave rather than free mankind from its animal-level survivalism.
Please view the video below, which does an excellent job at personalizing this largely forgotten human being, as well as show the reasons why to this day he is not a household name.
And here is a video that offers an essential alternative view of ancient Egypt and other cultures that employed pyramidal structures, which suggests the staggering outer limits of what Tesla was attempting to harness and offer to humanity:
See the history and demonstrations of the world’s largest Tesla Coils in action:
READ ABOUT THE PLANS FOR PURCHASING NIKOLA TESLA’S LAB AND BUILDING A MUSEUM TO PRESERVE HIS LEGACY:
Here is the link to the .pdf of the final 40 pages:
Gangster State America –
Paul Craig Roberts
Gangster State America
Where Is America’s Democracy?
Paul Craig Roberts
Anyone who looks carefully behind the veil of words cannot find democracy in America. For years I have been writing that the US government is no longer accountable to law or to the people (see, for example, my book, How America Was Lost). The Constitution has been set aside, and the executive branch is degenerating into Caesarism.
Government is used to impose agendas that result from the symbiotic relationship between the neoconservative ideology of US world hegemony and the economic interests of powerful private interest groups, such as Wall Street, the military/security complex, the Israel Lobby, agribusiness, and extractive industries (energy, mining, and timber). Dollar imperialism, threats, bribes, and wars are means by which US hegemony is extended. These agendas are pursued without the knowledge or approval of the American people and in spite of their opposition.
Professor Martin Gilens at Princeton University and Professor Benjamin Page of Northwestern University have examined American governance and have concluded that the US is an oligarchy ruled by powerful rich private interest groups and that the US government has only a superficial resemblance to a democracy. Their analysis is forthcoming in publication in the journal, Perspectives on Politics.
Their conclusions are striking:
“The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.”
“When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organized interests, they generally lose.”
“In the United States, our findings indicate that the majority does not rule–at least not in the causal sense of actually determining policy outcomes.”
“The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”
A number of factors have contributed to the demise of democracy and accountable government in the US. One factor is the concentration of the US media in a few hands. During the last years of the Clinton regime, a formerly diverse media with significant independence was concentrated in five mega-corporations. The value of these corporations consists largely of their federal broadcast licenses. To insure the renewal of these licenses, the media avoids challenging the government on significant issues.
Another factor is the offshoring of US industrial and manufacturing jobs. This development destroyed the manufacturing and industrial unions, which were the backbone of the Democratic Party’s financial support. Now the Democrats have to appeal to the same interest groups as the Republicans–Wall Street, the military/security complex, and the polluting industries that despoil the environment. As both political parties are now financed by the same private interests, both political parties serve the same masters. There is no longer any countervailing power. The Obama regime is simply a continuation of the George W. Bush regime.
Two recent rulings by the Republican majority on the US Supreme Court are another decisive factor. The court ruled that it is merely an exercise of free speech for oligarchs to purchase the US government (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission). A corrupt Supreme Court has invented a “constitutional right” for corporations and oligarchs to use their vast financial resources to form a government of their choosing.
Private interest groups in the US are so powerful that they can purchase immunity from law. On March 27 a retiring Securities and Exchange Commission prosecutor, James Kidney, said that his prosecutions of financial criminals at Goldman Sachs and other giant US banks were blocked by SEC political appointees who “were focused on getting high-paying jobs after their government service.”
In a recent test to ascertain the responsiveness of members of Congress to monied interests in comparison to voters, two letters were sent to congressional offices. One letter asked for the representative to meet with community groups in his district. The other letter asked for the representative to meet with a group of active donors. The latter letter received by far the most responses from members of Congress.
In the US and Europe there is constant propaganda about “gangster state Russia.” According to this propaganda, President Putin is a tool of oligarchs who use Putin to rule Russia and loot the people. In my opinion, this propaganda originates in the Washington-funded NGOs that constitute a US fifth column inside Russia. The purpose of the propaganda is to destroy Putin’s legitimacy and that of his government in hopes of bringing to power a Washington-compliant government in Moscow.
My impression is that the Russian government has curtailed activities of some of the oligarchs who used the privatization era to seize control of resources, but that the government’s actions are consistent with the rule of law. In contrast, in the US oligarchs control the law and use it to acquire immunity from law.
The real gangster state is the US. Every institution is corrupt. Regulators sell protection from law for well-paying jobs in the industries that they are supposed to regulate. The Supreme Court not only permits money to purchase the government but also sells out the Constitution to the police state. The Supreme Court has just refused to hear the case against indefinite detention of US citizens in the absence of due process. This is an unambiguous unconstitutional law, yet the Supreme Court refuses to even hear the case, thus granting unchecked police power to the gangster state. http://rt.com/usa/156172-scotus-ndaa-hedges-obama/
Another defining characteristic of a gangster state is the criminalization of dissent and truth tellers. Washington has done everything in its power to criminalize Julian Assange and Edward Snowden for revealing the US government’s illegal, unconstitutional, and criminal actions. Washington reeks of hypocrisy. On April 26 the State Department announced its third annual Free The Press campaign, a propaganda exercise directed at foreign countries that are not Washington’s puppets. The very same day the Justice Department told the Supreme Court to reject the protection US journalists have under the Constitution against being forced to reveal their confidential sources so that James Risen can be imprisoned for reporting a government misdeed. https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2014/04/state-dept-launches-free-press-campaign-while-doj-supreme-court-force-reporter
In the 21st century Washington has squandered trillions of dollars on wars that have destroyed countries and killed, maimed, and displaced millions of people in seven or eight countries. Declaring its war crimes to be a “war on terror,” Washington has used the state of war that it created to destroy US civil liberty.
In the 21st century it is difficult to find a significant statement made by Washington that is not a lie. Obamacare is a lie. Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction is a lie. Assad’s use of chemical weapons is a lie. Iranian nukes are a lie. Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea is a lie. No fly zones are a lie. Russian aggression against Georgia is a lie. 9/11, the basis for Washington’s destruction of civil liberty and illegal military attacks, is itself a lie. The fantastic story that a few Saudi Arabians without government or intelligence agency backing outwitted the entire national security apparatus of the Western world is unbelievable. It is simply not credible that every institution of the national security state simultaneously failed. That Washington would tell such a fantastic lie shows that Washington has no respect for the intelligence of the American people and no respect for the integrity of the American media. It shows also that Washington has no respect for the intelligence and integrity of its European and Asian allies.
Washington won’t even tell the truth about little things in comparison–jobs, unemployment, inflation, GDP growth, economic recovery. Washington rigs the markets in order to cover up its sacrifice of the economy for the benefit of a few special interests. In the name of “privatization,” Washington hands over public assets and government responsibilities to rapacious private interests.
The conclusion is inescapable that the US is a gangster state. Indeed, the US is worse than a mere gangster state. The US is a shameless exploitative tyranny.
About Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.
IT’S HAPPENING right before our eyes. And it augurs the end of America.
Victoria Nuland, born “Nudelman” (head of the Jewish neocon faction at the US State Department), just promised the Jew-controlled Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she’s doing her best to stoke the fires of war:
“We’re sending military assistance to Kiev. We’re raising the economic costs for Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea and its efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine. But the real victims of Putin’s policies are the Russian people.” View Entire Story Here.
Alas! America is led by a warmongering JEW at State Department, Victoria Nuland.
It’s the people of America–NOT Russians–who are VICTIMS of Jewish warmongering.
How many more Gentile youths need to die in wars for the Jews?
When will Americans wake up? Jews do NOT send their own to die in their wars.
JEWISH DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA
HOW HAVE THE JEWS destroyed America? Let us count the ways:
Jews Are The Main Pushers Of Homosexual Activity.
Jews Offshore US Jobs via Jewish Wall Street.
Jews Have Accelerated Inflation via The Federal Reserve.
Jews Have Created a Jewish Police State via Homeland Security.
Jews Form Public Opinion via TOTAL Ownership of the Main Stream Media.
Jews Blackball Christian Groups via Homeland Security.
Jews Litigate Against Christian Symbols in the Public Square.
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THIS IS ONLY the tip of the iceberg of the Jewish ruination of America.
Where are the leaders of yesteryear?
Men like Robert E Lee, William Howard Taft, and Louis Thomas McFadden will never be seen again. Now we’re stuck with Jews, queers, and incompetent women.
Wake up America! Jews have destroyed your country!
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Jewmerica is at a crossroads.
Either the Goyim WAKE UP or the Jewish destruction of America will be complete.
DO Jews care about the nations that host them? What has history shown? Only that Jews care about themselves.
It’s all coming to a head.
The time could very well come when Americans DO wake up (many are waking up already) and MORE will wake up since the Jews are an obsessive-compulsive people and don’t know when to stop.
And once the Gentiles DO wake up there will be NO place for the Jews to go. China won’t take them.
And IsraHell will be so squeezed by the Muslim nations surrounding them that ‘zion’ will not look so paradisaical as it does from AIPAC headquarters.
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Moving Closer To War — Paul Craig Roberts
Moving Closer To War
Paul Craig Roberts
The Obama regime, wallowing in hubris and arrogance, has recklessly escalated the Ukrainian crisis into a crisis with Russia. Whether intentionally or stupidly, Washington’s propagandistic lies are driving the crisis to war. Unwilling to listen to any more of Washington’s senseless threats, Moscow no longer accepts telephone calls from Obama and US top officials.
The crisis in Ukraine originated with Washington’s overthrow of the elected democratic government and its replacement with Washington’s hand-chosen stooges. The stooges proceeded to act in word and deed against the populations in the former Russian territories that Soviet Communist Party leaders had attached to Ukraine. The consequence of this foolish policy is agitation on the part of the Russian speaking populations to return to Russia. Crimea has already rejoined Russia, and eastern Ukraine and other parts of southern Ukraine are likely to follow.
Instead of realizing its mistake, the Obama regime has encouraged the stooges Washington installed in Kiev to use violence against those in the Russian-speaking areas who are agitating for referendums so that they can vote their return to Russia. The Obama regime has encouraged violence despite President Putin’s clear statement that the Russian military will not occupy Ukraine unless violence is used against the protesters.
We can safely conclude that Washington either does not listen when spoken to or Washington desires violence.
As Washington and NATO are not positioned at this time to move significant military forces into Ukraine with which to confront the Russian military, why is the Obama regime trying to provoke action by the Russian military? A possible answer is that Washington’s plan to evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base having gone awry, Washington’s fallback plan is to sacrifice Ukraine to a Russian invasion so that Washington can demonize Russia and force a large increase in NATO military spending and deployments.
In other words, the fallback prize is a new cold war and trillions of dollars more in profits for Washington’s military/security complex.
The handful of troops and aircraft that Washington has sent to “reassure” the incompetent regimes in those perennial trouble spots for the West–Poland and the Baltics–and the several missile ships sent to the Black Sea amount to nothing but symbolic provocations.
Economic sanctions applied to individual Russian officials signal nothing but Washington’s impotence. Real sanctions would harm Washington’s NATO puppet states far more than the sanctions would hurt Russia.
It is clear that Washington has no intention of working anything out with the Russian government. Washington’s demands make this conclusion unavoidable. Washington is demanding that the Russian government pull the rug out from under the protesting populations in eastern and southern Ukraine and force the Russian populations in Ukraine to submit to Washington’s stooges in Kiev. Washington also demands that Russia renege on the reunification with Crimea and hand Crimea over to Washington so that the original plan of evicting Russia from its Black Sea
naval base can go forward.
In other words, Washington’s demand is that Russia put Humpty Dumpty back together again and hand him over to Washington.
This demand is so unrealistic that it surpasses the meaning of arrogance. The White House Fool is telling Putin: “I screwed up my takeover of your backyard. I want you to fix the situation for me and to ensure the success of the strategic threat I intended to bring to your backyard.”
The presstitute Western media and Washington’s European puppet states are supporting this unrealistic demand. Consequently, Russian leaders have lost all confidence in the word and intentions of the West, and this is how wars start.
European politicians are putting their countries at great peril and for what gain? Are Europe’s politicians blackmailed, threatened, paid off with bags of money, or are they so accustomed to following Washington’s lead that they are unable to do anything else? How do Germany, UK, and France benefit from being forced into a confrontation with Russia by Washington?
Washington’s arrogance is unprecedented and is capable of driving the world to destruction. Where is Europe’s sense of self-preservation? Why hasn’t Europe issued arrest warrants for every member of the Obama regime? Without the cover provided by Europe and the presstitute media, Washington would not be able to drive the world to war.
This day, Easter Monday, there are three links that will affect the lives of almost every person living today.
The first link is the decision of a court which will historically influence the future support and survival of the Roman Catholic Church and the Vatican’s power and authority to represent what Jesus of Nazareth ordained and taught about truth:
The second link is:
The third link is the following article that reveals the dangerous potential and consequences of the current foreign and domestic policies of the United States of America.
America advertising its impotence
By M. I. Bhat
United States government has never given any credence to whatever appears in the alternate media – be it about 9/11 and the wars since, color revolutions, spying, torture, Syrian sarin gas attack, failed economy, jobs, growing domestic poverty and public anger, and so on.
It always promotes its own narrative however contrary the facts may be or however impeccable the credentials of the contrary camp.
One of the rather persistent themes highlighted by the alternate media over the past many years has been the decline in the US imperial power. But the USG, from President down to lowly State Department official, continue to see the world as their playing field.
So does the Congress. In fact Congress has always been a step ahead – ever on lookout to force American laws and social norms worldwide.
In this background the candid admission by the Secretary of State John Kerry and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the US “superpower” days are over comes as a big surprise. As Bloomberg reported, Kerry admitted that despite “enormous power” the United States “can’t necessarily always dictate every outcome the way we want, particularly in this world where we have rising economic powers — China, India, Mexico, Korea, Brazil, many other people who are players.”
This is precisely what President Vladimir Putin had warned Washington in his famous 2007 Munich Speech when he said, “I consider that the unipolar model is not only unacceptable but also impossible in today’s world.”
Unfortunately it took 7 long years for the repository of global wisdom and leadership in Washington to realize this.
Nonetheless, this is a huge success for rest of the world given how arrogantly and unilaterally the US has been deciding world affairs post-Soviet Union, in the process turning Franklin Roosevelt’s dictum on its head by breaking peace not just at one place but everywhere in the world.
But, is the admission of the “changed world” enough? Definitely not — neither for the rest of the world nor for the US itself — if the aim is world at peace.
What is important is the acceptance by Washington that it is their own policies and actions founded on unbridled arrogance that forced the world to change. After all, as Putin put it, “There is a limit to everything.”
Also, equally important is that Washington accepts that the US, too, has changed – it is broke economically, politically, socially and morally; it has lost credibility. It is not just others but even majority of its own people feel threatened by the USG.
Both changes resulted from the false notion that the US destroyed the Soviet Union and its communist economy. Yet it was this hyped notion and the absence of any countervailing potent force that let the US stalk the world community like Godzilla for about two decades, that is, until President Vladimir Putin was forced to say ‘enough.’
Anyone believing that American money and military supplies helped Afghans bleed Soviet Union economically or that the collapse of the Soviet Union confirmed the success of capitalist economy over controlled economy should consider whose money and arms helped Afghans and Iraqis bleed the US and turn it into one of the most indebted nations in history. Moreover, who would say the millions of unemployed, homeless and hungry Americans — thrown up, mind you, when US was at its peak — are the best poster boys of the success of the (Western version) capitalist economy!
History repeatedly notes long wars have spelled the final death knell of many empires. As in the past, it is the long wars against determined enemies that broke economies of both “superpowers” — Soviet Union with relatively lesser economy went down with just one long war, the US with greater economy needed two.
President Obama says no “military excursion” in Ukraine, and his Secretary of State John Kerry talks of using “21st Century tools,” meaning economic sanctions, against Russia. Someone ask Obama: When did US go to war against a powerful enemy that he felt need to discount military confrontation with Russia? After the Hollywood-scripted fancy of US victory over Nazi Germany in WWII has subsided, historian tell us it was Soviet Union that really bore the major brunt of defeating Germany, with US and Britain providing vital supporting roles only. A big hole in the ego balloon!
And someone ask Kerry: When did the US wars on Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya happen if not in 21st century, and didn’t some of the “rising economic powers” exist then?
Both are talking crap, a naive attempt to cover up US impotence. US may possibly threaten China of military action (as Chuck Hagel did recently in veiled terms) but against Russia…? Well, that is different ball game US doesn’t have balls to play.
All this doesn’t mean US would opt for Gandhian non-violence. War is in the American genes. If overt war is not an option, it must go for covert one. Indeed, beginning with Georgia, that is the option Washington choose against Russia, baptizing it as the color revolutions. But how long?
Ruthless reaction to Georgia in 2008 should have given enough signals to the US that time is up for these covert “democracy promotion” games against Putin’s Russia. But perhaps success in repeating Gorbachev (backpedaling on no NATO expansion) on Putin in the case of Libya, Washington thought they could go on cornering Russia – so the game went on, first in Syria and now in Ukraine.
Unless the idea is to provoke Russia, it is clear Washington once again miscalculated. If Putin didn’t let go the distant Tartus Syrian naval base, how could he possibly let Black Sea naval base go from its belly? While Syria is inching forward in reclaiming lost ground against US-sponsored terrorists, Ukraine has already lost Crimea. This is after spending 5 billion dollars and all propaganda hype against Russia – no less bizarre than making 38m wide x 13m high Boeing 757 plane pass through Pentagon’s 5mx5m deception hole without a trace on 9/11.
How much more Ukraine loses will depend primarily upon how far continental Europe (mainly Germany and France) is willing to tail Washington and let Ukraine be used as proxy against Russia, and secondarily whether the coup-installed Ukrainian government is willing to fight this US’ proxy war. While the prospects for the former don’t look so bright beyond sanctions rhetoric given that EU and Russia are so intertwined economically, the latter seems rather quite plausible at least as long as the 27 billion dollar international aid is received and stashed in right accounts and Ukrainians reduced to cannon fodder zombies.
As of present there are ominous signs on the Ukrainian skies, in fact all over Europe. Europe is being lulled into belief that Putin is trying the reclaim Soviet empire thereby creating a scare among the former Soviet republics. But no one is even mentioning his outright support and cooperation to the US-led war in Afghanistan, ignoring the great opportunity he had in taking revenge on America. Or, the cooperation he gave in imposing sanctions on Iraq and Iran. Or, how coolly Russia has been seeking diplomatic way out to the US aggressive missiles bases getting closer to Moscow.
The agreement reached in Geneva over de-escalating tensions is good news but the joint statement is open to the danger of convenient reinterpretation, as has, unsurprisingly, already begun. For US and EU it means opportunity to once again ditch Russia like they did earlier on Libya. And Obama has given enough hints of this in his reaction to the agreement when he said, “My hope is that we actually do see follow-through over the next several days, but I don’t think, given past performance, that we can count on that.”
What past performance is Obama talking about — Not an inch of NATO expansion to the east, no militarization of Eastern Europe, encouraging Ukrainian opposition plot a coup against their elected President moments after they entered a deal with him and then recognizing the coup-installed government?
Obama added: “[W]e have to be prepared that we can actually respond to what continue to be efforts of interference by the Russians in eastern and southern Ukraine.” Well, to get the right message world in general and Putin in particular need to replace the word “Russians” in the statement with ‘Americans’ and prepare accordingly for the situation likely to unfold.
Putin has marked the red line for Washington before he is forced to order his army cross the Ukrainian border: Safety and security of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine. Instead of advising dialogue with pro-Russian protestors, US backed and encouraged Ukrainian army offensive against them while at the same time increasing offensive military capabilities in Eastern European states. The idea perhaps is why miss a chance to do yet another Afghanistan on Russia without spilling American blood?
There is no doubt America is impotent to deal on its own with resurgent Russia.
It is trying to use EU to nail down Putin on Ukraine. And Ukraine has thrown a critical challenge to the EU leadership (minus UK – the US mole within the EU): Should it tamely surrender its foreign policy to the US and let Washington really ruin the EU by allowing one of their peoples and countries used as a sacrificial lamb and in due course bring turmoil within their borders like the Soviet incursion into Afghanistan did to much of the Muslim world.
EU’s final decision must not be swayed by Soviet-era negative experience of some of its members (like Poland) but guided by the experience of wider section of its member-states vis-à-vis Russia as an economic partner.
Retired as Professor and Head, Department of Geology & Geophysics (which he founded in 2000), University of Kashmir, M. I. Bhat served for 20 years as a scientist at one of Indian premier research labs, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun. Other than his research subject, international politics has always been his main attraction. He began writing on this and other topics since 2010. His articles have appeared in Veterans Today, Palestine Chronicle, OpEdNews and Greater Kashmir. Unencumbered by any sort of “cake of custom,’ he believes peace flows from justice, and justice should not entertain considerations other than ‘honest’ facts, that is, Truth. More articles by Professor Bhat
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Apr 20, 2014 10:56 AM
Americans are not real. They are mentally colonized thro the zionist media. They THINK they are exceptional! Iran, China and Russia ‘Axis of reason’ are the anti-dote to the US/EU/Israel/KSA ‘the axis of real evil’. BRICS please do us all a favour and crash the murderous petrodollar! President Putin must keep his nerve and let the US and it’s cronies die naturally. God bless you Professor Bhat and PTv.
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Apr 20, 2014 10:51 AM
The US is bankrupting its people while trying to impose big supranational corporations’ hegemony…for the time being the US is the center…but at one point those behind this luciferian New World Order will find another place and abandon the Americans to their fate : facing the astronomical debt…their government made when bringing chaos for big corporations to plunder nations…the US government is afraid of its own people that perhaps explains their suicidal confrontation with Russia.
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Apr 20, 2014 8:4 AM
Prof Bhat is so spot on. This is an incredible piece or should I say statement of facts and with enough sarcasm to go down with some good laughs.. as indeed US’ ways are like out of Alice in Wonderland, utter nonsense and bizarre. Yes indeed Hollywood’s version of who won WW2!!! US HA !!! It was the unsung hero the Sovjet with 24 million dead… against 1/2 mill from US and even less from UK…. And not only 24 mill dead the country devastated. And it will be once again the Russians that save the planet from Hitler and his ilk – Hitler’s ilk in the USA, Israel and of course it follows in Ukraine. But empires and dynasties come and go as everything in the world does, it is the old cycle of action, it gets born. grows up, grows old (decay) and dies and then it gets born again and the cycle repeats. So yes USA is actually gone, dead, the spirit has left, the body is still there but disintegrating and dying cell by cell, smelling too, the smell of death.
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