Hat Tip: BB
If anything proves that being an Establishment tool is a bi-partisan, equal opportunity, Obama’s Insane Clown Posse does. King Fahd is an honorary member of the Posse.
Fascist governments make for strange bedfellows. The fact of the matter, however, is that none of the ‘bedfellows’ we’re going to be hearing from and looking at here, are in any way strange to one another. They are all birds of the same feather that just happen to have a different consonant after their name. Even the parties those consonants represent, are largely serving the same masters. The illusion that there is any meaningful difference between John McCain and Harry Reid, can only be accountable to the skills of the myth makers in the legacy ‘industrial media complex’. The same can be said concerning John Kerry and Lindsey ‘Lohan’ Graham and so many other similar couplings. Lovely image, isn’t it?
In order to make the lack of distinction more obvious – as if that is necessary, one only needs to look at the common objectives they share. I could devote several pages to that, but a brief outline should be sufficient. What are the basic obligatory policy objectives that the servants of the ruling elite must maintain subscription to? Among other things, supporting legislation that expands the size and the control of government in people’s lives. One example would be government intervening and dictating the extent of choices available to consumers. You see this in energy policy – requiring you to purchase gasoline containing ethanol, in gun control laws, in the heavy hand of regulation, reaching out to crush natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals and in the enacting of legislation such as the Monsanto Act, which nullifies judicial decisions based on findings that genetically modified crops may be dangerous to consumers.
But that’s just the beginning. There is a bi-partisan gentleman’s handshake that Wall Street must be allowed to operate in the same fashion as the worst crime syndicate owned LasVegas Casino and if the gaming establishment goes bust, you (taxpayers) are obligated to make them whole again. Which, by the way is what has happened. The investment class has rebounded once again, thanks to the Treasury Dept., the Fed Reserve and the implicit cooperation of Congress. On their way there, they stopped off to pick up some of the assets they imploded at bargain basement prices. They’ll also throw you under the bus for cheap labor from waves of illegal immigrants.
As I said, I could continue to recite the litany, but since the item that has been dominating the news cycle for the last two weeks is Obama’s stated intention to attack a country (Syria), that has not attacked us, why don’t we put that on the table and look at it from the motives of the elites that dictate to their paid errand boys (and girls) on Capitol Hill. I’ll start off with an interesting quote from Senator Lindsey Lohan-Graham:
“You know, there’s probably a reason 225 times Presidents didn’t come to Congress. I don’t know if I’d come to talk with us. Quite frankly. The President has mismanaged this from day one about what we’re trying to do, the goals we’re trying to achieve. I think he made an unbelievably compelling case that we need to act here and compare that to the unbelievably small response we’re going to give. So at the end of the day, if I were the President I would act after this speech if diplomacy fell apart and I wouldn’t come back to Congress.”
Oh no, Mr(?) Graham, there is not “probably a reason” – there is absolutely a reason that these Presidents didn’t come to Congress 225 times. The reason is, that limiting use of the military to only circumstances where they are needed to fulfill the narrow and circumscribed role of defending America, is not profitable enough to the Military Industrial Complex. Limited Constitutional government does not support the corporatism of global policing. Notice I didn’t use the term ‘law enforcement’. The distinction is that global policing violates the bedrock principles of the foundation of our system of laws, as does the rogue actions of an Imperial President the likes of which Graham so dearly admires. True enforcement of our laws would negate the brand of military adventurism that we’ve been practicing for a century.
It’s not as if these bi-partisan violators of their sworn oath of office are ignorant of the fact that what they are advocating is unlawful. Consider this statement by John McCain:
“There are times when the President of the United States has to act in the national interest and that clashes with my view we are a Nation of laws, governed by the Constitution and the separation of powers. I do believe there are times, particularly prior to World War II, we have the example of Franklin Roosevelt taking actions that Congress would never have approved … Abraham Lincoln acted unilaterally in the Civil War,”
This is remarkable. John McCain admits that his exhortation of the President to ‘act in the national interest’ “clashes with his view that we are a nation of laws, governed by the Constitution”. So McCain’s convictions are so atrophied that when it comes down to a President’s judgment as versus the law – screw the law and go flank.
It’s worth clarifying under what circumstances, the Constitution does provide for the independent and proprietary fiat of military action, so we can discern whether Senator McCain and his cohorts are judicious in their observations or encouraging criminal behavior on the part of the Chief Executive. Here is the controlling clause in the Constitution:
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such IMMINENT Danger as will not admit of delay. – U.S. Constitution., Article I. Section. 10. Clause 3
So there it is – imminent danger. The notion of imminent danger in our nation’s first century of existence was practically limited to responses to a foreign nation’s declaration of war or an unprovoked attack on an American ship, a port, a military fort or an invasion. In the instance of Abraham Lincoln and his decisions regarding battle commands in the context of the Civil War, McCain is being very disingenuous. The insurgency of the Confederate Army was a continuous ‘imminent danger’, requiring Lincoln to act and react in as close to real time as existed, given the state of communications.
The best illustration of ‘imminent danger’ in the post Nuclear age is perhaps the President’s ‘Football’, or alternately known as the ‘Atomic’ or ‘Nuclear’ Football. Should a President be advised that, for example, Russia or China had launched an ICBM strike with a Nuclear warhead – or via any other delivery system, (submarine, Tu-95 bomber, etc.) – he would open the ‘Football’, a Halliburton attache case and with the assistance of the Secret Service agent detailed to carry it, insert the codes shown on the ‘Biscuit’ (plastic card) and send the command to the Joint Chiefs to launch a retaliatory strike. That’s an example of what ‘imminent danger’ is. Syria is an example of what imminent danger is not. Syria did not attack the United States and there was no intelligence reported that indicated that Syria planned to do so.
Next question. Is it Constitutional for the President to enter into hostilities based on nothing more than an interpretation on his part that doing so is in our nation’s “vital national interest”? Going back to the previously cited clause in the Constitution, the answer is clearly no. Does this prevent Imperial Presidents from going ahead anyway? Obviously not, but Congress, if it were acting as the guardian of the rule of law, would be obligated to impeach such rogue Chief Executives. Not a likely impediment in the case of Obama, or prior to him, Bush and Clinton. Especially not when you have a Speaker of the House like John Boehner:
“I’ve supported every president that I’ve served under for the last 23 years when it comes to the use of military force. There’s one person who speaks for the United States of America when it comes to foreign policy, and that’s the president of the United States.”
If that’s the case, then Congress is certainly playing the role of potted plant, with great aplomb. That was until House Member Scott Rigell of Virginia, and over 100 of his colleagues sent a letter to the White House, strongly urging Obama to halt his plans and present his case to Congress. Here are a few select paragraphs from this brief letter:
“Mr. President, in the case of military operations in Libya you stated that authorization from Congress was not required because our military was not engaged in “hostilities.” In addition, an April 1, 2011, memorandum to you from your Office of Legal Counsel concluded: “…President Obama could rely on his constitutional power to safeguard the national interest by directing the anticipated military operations in Libya—which were limited in their nature, scope, and duration—without prior congressional authorization.”
We view the precedent this opinion sets, where “national interest” is enough to engage in hostilities without congressional authorization, as unconstitutional. If the use of 221 Tomahawk cruise missiles, 704 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and 42 Predator Hellfire missiles expended in Libya does not constitute “hostilities,” what does?”
Indeed, what does Obama think all those armaments propelled into Libya were – bottle rockets and Roman Candles? The letter had an impact. It spurred a re-calculation of the gains versus losses of this particular aspect of the political end-game. A decision was made to agree to the Congressional review requested in Congressman Rigell’s letter. The ostensible reason? Before Obama leaves office, an attack on Iran is in the plans. That, in and of itself is no secret, but the reasoning on Syria was that Obama might have a nest of complications to deal with if Congress gets brushed aside here.
Another remarkable aspect of this situation, beyond the bi-partisan consensus that has developed between the warmongering set, is the evidence that they all know these kinds of unilateral military actions are illegal. Take Joe Biden for example. Presidential Candidate Joe Biden in an interview with Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe on December 20, 2007, makes an articulate argument against Imperial President Obama. The whole interview is remarkable and I’m linking it here, but this answer alone, makes every bit as good a case as I could, against Obama’s actions as Commander-In-Chief:
Savage: “In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress? (Specifically, what about the strategic bombing of suspected nuclear sites — a situation that does not involve stopping an IMMINENT threat?)”
Biden: “Let’s not kid ourselves: any military conflict with Iran is likely to become major. A so-called “surgical” strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would probably require thousands of sorties by our air force, over two to three weeks. It would mean bombing Iran’s radar sites and air force, repeatedly striking multiple targets across the country, securing the Straits of Hormuz and oil facilities throughout the Persian Gulf, and preparing for attacks against our troops, citizens, allies, and interests across the region and beyond. What looks “limited” to us almost certainly would be seen as something much bigger by the Iranians and could spark an all-out war. There’s only thing worse than a poorly planned, intentional war: an unplanned, unintentional war.
It is precisely because the consequences of war – intended or otherwise – can be so profound and complicated that our Founding Fathers vested in Congress, not the President, the power to initiate war, except to repel an imminent attack on the United States or its citizens.”
Of course he’s referring to Bush and this may be why ‘Say it aint’ So, Joe’ has been curiously mum during the debate about the Syria attack. What Biden outlined could be equally applied to Obama’s actions in Libya also. Nancy Pelosi seems to have selective amnesia about her previous positions regarding Presidential use of force:
“What the Bush administration was asking the country to do on the basis of a false premise was to go to war,” Pelosi said. “This isn’t about going to war. This is about a limited, tailored strike, of short duration, for a purpose, which is the use of weapons of mass destruction.”
“Limited, tailored strike”? Excuse me, Nancy, but what do seamstresses have to do with launching missiles? I wasn’t aware that you are qualified as a military strategist, Nancy. Maybe you should have gotten a shot at Secretary of Defense. I’ll remind you of your friend Joe Biden’s words, “What looks “limited” to us almost certainly would be seen as something much bigger by the Iranians and could spark an all-out war.”
Democrats have a long tradition of supporting Constitutionally dubious, if not patently illegal use of military power. Conors Friedersdorf of the Atlantic, explains:
“Their ideology leaves them strangely unequipped to grapple with power abuses by a man whose personality they like and whose political philosophy they largely embrace. This shouldn’t surprise anyone who has observed uncritical progressive hero worship for Woodrow Wilson and FDR. Progressives and neoconservatives share a proclivity for romanticizing the ability of powerful presidents to heroically and unilaterally push through the energetic policies they favor.
If you want to understand why Glenn Greenwald so often clashes with his fellow progressives, it is partly because he believes much more than they do that concentrated power is always dangerous — that process and formal limits on power are always important. You’d think that the sorry civil-liberties records of bygone progressive politicians would make today’s progressives more attuned to their ideology’s most dangerous proclivities.”
As I have pointed out, though – enthusiasm for the injection of the United States armed forces in situations lacking the requisites of imminent danger, links arms across the aisles in the House and Senate. One more example of this is Congressman Peter King (R – NY). King said Monday evening that he believes Obama can take military action without congressional authorization. “I believe as commander in chief he has the right to take the action,” King told CNN. “It’s in his interest in consult with the leadership in the House and Senate, but I don’t believe he has to.” I only refer to this buffoon because he is the first to announce his intentions of running for the GOP Presidential nomination in 2016. God help us.
What is most deliciously ironic about Obama’s current stance on Presidential Unilateralism, is the support he’s getting from the former advisers to the very President (Bush) that Candidate Obama used as an example of illegitimate use of power during his campaign.
“I absolutely congratulate President Obama for finally realizing that our U.N. allies are nothing more than a bunch of dithering, yellow-bellied, Chardonnay-sipping cowards,” said Mark Corallo, the former spokesman for the Justice Department in Bush’s first term. “I further congratulate him for finally growing up and understanding that there are bad people in the world and sometimes they earn, by their evil, the action of a great superpower. So yippee-kai-ay, cowboy.”
and this, from an interview with Paul Wolfowitz – (the former deputy secretary of Defense for George W. Bush and one of the chief architects of the 2003 Iraq War), with Eli Lake of the Daily Beast:
“People are saying this is not Iraq, and it’s correct. We are not talking about sending American troops in to change a regime. The administration seems to be talking about a low-risk military operation, one that involves putting very few American lives at risk.”
I’ve described this mentality before in the terms of Mark Twain’s great quote: “To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail”. To an Imperial President, with a vast military arsenal at his disposal and a powerful backstairs cabinet of special interests imploring action – everything looks like an immediate target.
Full disclosure here. I am no different than millions of Americans who have been steeped in the thinking that America is the world’s policeman. When CNN was televising the 1991 Iraq War, I found myself among the majority of Americans who found entertainment value in the depiction of scenes of American troops blowing up buildings, enemy troops and bridges, particularly one segment you’ll remember as ‘The Luckiest Man in Iraq’. I love old war movies. The reason, I suppose, is the same reason I love old Westerns. The good guy clobbers the bad guy ultimately. Simple and basic.
We’ve been conditioned to believe that whatever problem arises in the world, American military force is the solution. What we weren’t told, when they were soliciting us to buy War Bonds in between those wonderful cinema double features of the 1940′s, was that Wall Street bankers were providing enormous loans to Hitler, as they did earlier to prevent the failure of Soviet Russia in the 1930′s. That probably would have been counterproductive because it would have caused people to reflect about what’s behind most of the wars, not just in the last century – the bloodiest in mankind’s history – but stretching back nearly a millennium. Someone profits richly and gains more power and someone else’s son dies.
What I’m telling you now, is something that I confess that I’ve come to the party fairly late on. I’d heard it before myself and rejected it. More than the message, I resented the messengers – leftists and pacifists. I found the message distasteful because I found the messengers distasteful. But the truth is not dependent on the attractiveness of those delivering it. Then along came Ron Paul. I still dismissed the wisdom he was heralding initially, but I found I could not escape a growing sense within myself that I was rejecting it emotionally without applying reason.
For the record, I’m not a pacifist. I believe that maintaining a strong military in a posture of defense, is one of the most, if not the most critical role of the national government. But I also believe in the separation of powers as a counterbalance to tyrants and usurpers. That’s what I believe we’re dealing with when it comes to Imperial Presidents and their backers. From what I’ve seen in the last few weeks, Americans have grown up a little and have become more resistant to the seductive allure of shoot first and ask questions later. That may not be good for the DefCons, for K Street or Wall Street, but it’s good for Main Street.
By: Gerald Loeffers
Yes, I said it. And it is our fault as a nation, as a people and as a community. Now, I know Obama is a major part of the problem, but he is only in reality a smaller part of the picture in the Progressive design of things. Let me ask you this… who let this fox back in the hen house? Answer: we all did at one point or another and in one way or another. Let’s use the fox metaphor… so the chickens let the fox in, the first time believing he would save them from other foxes and give them free eggs from the other hen house while eating 60% of their eggs, while saying it was for their own good. Then the farmer kicks him out and then he runs a glamorous campaign to entice the chickens once again to let him back in with promises of more free eggs from even bigger hen houses. He claims he will work with the wolves for a better farm and all the while, this fox is getting fat and sitting on a nest with mostly eggless chickens working way too hard to give him their eggs.
DISTANT HISTORICAL WARNINGS
The Founders knew that America had a unique greatness and as a beacon of liberty, it was and is fragile and could and would be lost on a whim. Not only did they study success, they also studied failures and disaster in history. Whether they read about the fall of the Roman empire, or the success of the Hebrew tribal structure, they knew the reason and the rhythm of the greatest times in history and the darkest hours of fallen cultures. Now, before the construction of the Constitution, the wide access to books and writings was limited due to cost and technology. But Benjamin Franklin brought in the printing press business all around the colonies and soon books and newsletters became more widespread. More and more of the Founders from all walks of life before, during and after the war for liberty, had written articles, debates, philosophies and histories from all around the world and from many different eras of history. This is when America saw its enlightenment begin with the introduction to the Greek thinkers, access to more affordable Bibles and the writings of modern philosophers like David Hume and John Locke. During and after the Constitutional Convention, the dire warnings of loss would be increased and men like George Washington knew that America’s liberty could be lost within a generation after their deaths. He warned over and over again to be vigilant and ever watchful concerning the people in places of power who are working in your name. He had warned against the failure and dangers of faction, bipartisanship and the intertwining with foreign country’s internal problems. Men of both parties are doing all three and look where it’s gotten us.
IT’S A PROGRESSIVE THING
Well, as we have discovered along with Glenn Beck (thank you Hillary Clinton for being on CSPAN in 2008), there was a type of movement and way of thinking that had developed as far back as the 1890s. Oh look at that… just a few years ago. As the last of the Founders had died off, who knew that would happen? The Progressive Movement was a group of politicians, intellectuals and philosophers who had started to brain fart the idea of moving beyond that dusty old cumbersome Constitution, because the American people are just too stupid. They can’t make it without us controlling every aspect of their lives, whether it is being born, giving birth, what you consume or who you are with or how much money you make… you just don’t know what is right for you. But WE do and oh yes, we have to get rid of those rodent minorities. They will ruin our culture — they’re just nasty. And this cancer has infected both parties in a very short amount of time as far back as Woodrow Wilson (D), to Teddy Roosevelt (R), to FDR (D)… and as recently as with both President Bushes (R). It doesn’t help that John Flipper McCain (RINO) and the Progressive Movement are hiding what they are. What they really want from you is the rewriting or the complete elimination of all relevant history of America, the Founding Fathers and other aspects of education. You need to make up your own mind. Think about it… how many teenagers in high school know about George Washington or let’s say, the history of The Third Reich or the foundations of Communism? Were they ever REQUIRED to read and study GEORGE ORWELL or AYN RAND or learn about Joseph Stalin or Ronald Reagan (other than he ate babies for breakfast and had his finger on the button all the time)? And just look at the hidden story behind minorities and their civil rights being violated by the Progressives Democrats. Oh yes, I said it. They are the most RACIST party in Washington D.C. From their CREATING the KLU KLUX KLAN to the first weapons control laws AIMED at blacks after the Civil War, to the JIM CROW LAWS and segregation laws, to the outright filibustering of the 1960’s civil right laws by a Democratic member and Grand Dragon of the KKK. On a side note, when Mr. Heston was President of the NRA, he was accused of being a racist of course by the usual clowns, but then revealed that he had marched with the same risks and against the advice of his booking agent with Dr. King, a fellow Republican and gun owner himself. Stuff that in your pipe and smoke it JACKSON.
TACTICAL CLASS WARFARE
A big part of the Progressive Movement is to sway the uninformed voter by taking a page from Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler, utilizing the finer points of class warfare. Make no mistake… the goals of the COMMUNISTS, SOCIALISTS, PROGRESSIVES and ANARCHISTS are all the same. It’s just that it’s done at different speeds. The first war of class was declared by the Democrats on blacks as soon as they lost the Civil War. The KKK were their soldiers who lynched not only blacks, but white men as well who got in their way or who helped protect their friends. The second war of class was aimed at the blacks again through the laws of JIM CROW. Then through the lies of the racist and eugenics promoter, Margret Sanger, who went around with the idea that if we can’t kill them off, we can depopulate them through the lie of women’s health and birth control issues and/or abortion. She went around the country convincing black leaders of communities and churches that birth control was a woman’s health issue and she had the right to abort a baby whenever she wanted. Guess what? It started to slowly work. Look at the single parent black household. Abortion is through the roof and the decline of the birth rate of blacks is horrible. Then the third declared class war was the creation of the bloated and bankrupt Welfare State. Make no mistake… the Welfare State was created to cause an inner war in America. THE NEW DEAL, THE GREAT SOCIETY, THE WAR ON POVERTY, FOOD STAMPS, SOCIAL SECURITY, WELFARE, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS, CORPORATE WELFARE, FARM SUBS… these are all designed as weapons of class warfare and they work like no other tool that has divided America. This is a favorite tactic of the political Progressive class. All of these programs were designed and created to promote a spoiled rotten man/woman/child class of dependent voting soldiers who will keep them in power without question or oversight. But now this weapon is finally running out of ammo and it is crumbling. But the Progressives knew this would happen down the road and are just waiting for the riots and the anarchy to proceed so they can come in and swoop down to save us all and clinch us in full blown socialism, like they wanted in the first place.
AND THE DOWN BEAT GOES ON
Now, a look at the 2012 election. What happened? First, we are vastly divided as planned, but we shouldn’t have been. The warnings about reelecting Obama were all there with people like Glenn Beck, Rush and even a few books on Obama’s personal history getting out there. Yet, still no one paid attention. We had Mitt Romney, who was a good guy in many ways, but who was part of the Progressives and had a version of social healthcare in his own state. He was weak on Second Amendment issues and as we learned later, puttered out fast in his campaign and later debates. Then the third party factor with Ron Paul who lost again, but instead of backing Romney (despite their differences in views and working together to defeat Obama), pulled away votes and the extremists in his camp divided the voting further with sabotage. Then there were people in both parties that didn’t vote who thought it didn’t count or didn’t see the point in the parties or who were tired of the whole thing. And 5 years later, what do we have and what did we vote for? 70% of the budget goes to the lazy Welfare Class with a free Obama Phone that comes with a free NSA tracking service and unlimited minutes to listen in on your booty call or by selling your phone for drugs, booze or an XBOX. An IRS that thinks we are not taxed enough will gladly not permit your tax exemption paperwork. A Peace Prize President who wants our guns to give to the Mexican drug cartels and terrorists in Syria. A President who sold our status to the U.N., Russia and the Muslim Brotherhood and this man of peace has through arrogance and incompetence, brought on the death of Navy SEALs and many other American citizens under his own watchful golf putting gaze. With all of this going on, America is changing in certain ways and I don’t recognize her any more. Ways that are not good, that put our liberties in danger and that sooner rather later will come to a head. I hope you’re trying to get ready for what is coming.
THE SOLUTION — IT’S GOING TO HURT… A LOT
Get prepared as fast as you can. Plan on being independent from all government services which means food, gardens, water, tools, new skill sets, guns, ammo, training and learning from others. Know your neighbors and get them together for a neighborhood plan, because one of the things I fear is we might be fighting both U.N. troops and/or the DHS. I hope not… that would be messy and bloody. If it does end up being the DHS, most average armed people would be screwed just by armored APCs and drones alone. An AR-15 has it limits. Don’t be surprised when the economy collapses. It’s been on that journey for awhile, the dollar will turn to toilet paper and we will be in a barter system soon enough with either products or work services. This will be an American reset phase that will be painful for awhile and that will stress many people into doing many unheard of things they are not used to doing. But for now, keep fighting through the political process. Be more honorable than the weasels in Washington. Please teach what you know to others.
In closing, it is we who are responsible for the government we keep whether for ill or good. It’s our duty to be the watchmen of the men we vote for. If not, we will either vote down party lines, vote with our feelings or we will have a need for revenge for imagined slights. It’s those men in power more often than not who lie about that in order to keep themselves in power or to bribe you to vote for them. No matter the party, they are both guilty of it. We have to, as Americans, be watchful of the man on the campaign trail and what he says in public or in private. Does he really believe what he says, or is it a focus group study that sways his speeches? For those that either were angry that your man didn’t win in the last election cycle and didn’t vote or tried to sabotage the next best choice, look where that got you. You’re either more angry now or you got your ass in gear and are doing something constructive to help. I hope you’re doing the latter. We need you now more then ever.
Distant historical warning:
THE MAKING OF AMERICA — SKOUSEN
THE REAL GEORGE WASHINGTON — SKOUSEN
A TREATIES OF HUMAN NATURE — DAVID HUME
THE TWO TREATIES OF GOVERNMENT — JOHN LOCKE
THE REPUBLIC AND THE LAWS — CICERO
THE NATURAL LAWS OF MAN — CICERO
THE DEBATE ON THE CONSTITUTION VOL 1 AND 2
THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE — DAVID GIBBON
THE 5,000 YEAR LEAP — SKOUSEN
THOMAS JEFFERSON WRITINGS
THE REAL BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
THE REAL THOMAS JEFFERSON
THE REPUBLIC — PLATO
It’s a progressive thing:
WOODROW WILSON AND THE ROOTS OF MODERN LIBERISM
NEW DEAL OR RAW DEAL
FDR GOES TO WAR
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT AMERICAN HISTORY IN BLACK AND WHITE
THE FORGOTTEN MAN
THE ROAD TO FABIANISM
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH
STALIN IN THE COURT OF THE RED TZAR
REAGAN A LIFE IN LETTERS
A PATRIOTS HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
THE NEGLECTED VOICES WEB SIGHT CONTROL
REPRINTED TEXT BOOKS FROM WALLBUILDERS (WHERE REQUIRED SCHOOL READING DURING THE 1800S)
THE LIVES OF THE SIGNERS
THE WIVES OF THE SIGNERS
Tactical class warfare:
THE ROAD TO SERFDOM
THE WEALTH OF NATIONS
THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
RULES FOR RADICALS
THE COMING INSURRECTION
SOCIALISM BY LUDWIG VON MISES
INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL WAR
THE HARVESTER OF SORROW
RESISTANCE OF THE HEART
RADICAL IN CHIEF
And the down beat goes on:
THE ROOTS OF OBAMAS RAGE
THE MANCHIRAIN PRESIDENT
END THE FED
THE ORIGINAL ARGUMENT
By: Sher Zieve
Obama’s popularity has finally begun to tumble. Even some of his Marxist minions who had previously followed his orders and believed his lies without question are now, if even ever so slightly, beginning to query his judgment and motives. Since 2009, I have been writing and saying on-air that it was and is Barack Hussein Obama’s intent to replace any and all Shiite Muslim leadership with that of the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood (Note: Obama’s “family” members are leaders in the Kenyan branch of the Muslim Brotherhood). That is precisely what he is doing, now, and has been affecting since the beginning of his reign as Dictator-in-Chief of the “New American [Obama] Colonies.”
On the Foreign Front
With his new and yet to be fully realized Syrian adventure (the “Sunni conversion” in Egypt and Libya was already “in the can” for Obama… until the people of Egypt rebelled against it) Obama must continue to work toward toppling Ba’athist leader and Shiite Muslim Bashar Assad and replacing him with an MB operative; no matter what he has to do, to accomplish it. As each day passes and Obama becomes bolder in his foreign policy insanity, his actual personal membership in the Muslim Brotherhood seem increasingly obvious. Yet, those who know it in the media and Congress refuse to allow any of its members to speak the truth that is directly in front of them. And, with his favorable numbers on the wane in a distinct downward slide, the Obama syndicate must work even more quickly to establish its police state and subjugate the population of the former United States of America.
On the Domestic Front
The ObamaGov has, for the last several years, been buying up hundreds of thousands of guns and billions of rounds of ammo. Virtually all government departments have now been armed to the teeth with said guns and ammo. Obama’s Gestapo will be the biggest “private army” of any dictator in the history of the world. In August, the now fully-militarized and heavily armed EPA raided an Alaska gold mine with SWAT teams, under the guise of enforcing the Clean Water Act.
Fully armed US National Park Rangers are now being used in cities to stop protests and opposition to any of Obama’s policies. There have been others, buta the most recently reported is that of Army, Iraq-war veteran, Emily Yates who was violently arrested by four armed Park Rangers for playing her banjo and singing a song opposing Obama’s planned invasion and attack on Syria. While she was calmly talking to the camera, the rangers pounced on her from behind, jerked her arms behind her back and shoved her against a bench. The police shout “stop resisting and stop kicking!!!“ The video clearly shows she is offering little if any resistance and is certainly in no position to kick anyone. The USA is a police state now, folks. And we-the-people seem to be going along with it on the same path the Germans took while Adolph Hitler was vanquishing all of Germany and then went after other countries. In fear, the German people willingly gave up their guns and when trains transporting Jews to the camps and their deaths rolled by Christian churches on Sundays, the congregations simply sang louder so they drowned out the cries for help!
Note: There are simply too many ObamaGov Police State actions going on to talk about, here. As they are increasing exponentially each week if not day, it would take a book to go into most of them. However, I’ve listed many new ones–including a college student being attacked by police for buying a “six-pack” of bottled water.
There are only two countries which have ever existed on Planet Earth that were founded on the principles and reality of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The first was the promised land grant of Israel, to the Hebrews and founded by God (YHWH) Himself. The second was the United States of America, which was founded by Jewish and Christian men and women. Both Israel and the United States of America were unique to the planet. Only Israel still holds that position.
On the other hand, all dictatorships have the same definitive characteristics. First, their campaigns appeal to the poor, undereducated, and those like-minded criminal entities who will benefit from the election of an authoritarian leader. These dictators-in-training then begin vilifying the wealthy (always happens), talk about giving the money the “rich” have legally earned to the “poor” who refuse to work. Instead, these “leaders” are planning ways to steal the money for themselves, while giving the poor a few crumbs… if they’re lucky. Then, if people react too strongly and negatively to their enslavement… they are exterminated.
This happens each and every time under dictatorships and oligarchies. After the above actions have been implemented, it gets even worse. Dictators then bleed everything possible from the country, until only the shell of the nation–and fewer people–are left. Those who are left live in generational slavery. Want examples? Here are a few: Leninist Russia, Stalinist USSR, NAZI Germany, any country in the Middle East where the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates rules, Mussolini’s Italy, Cambodia under Pol Pot, Communist China, North Korea, Cuba, etc. Now, tragically and horrifically, under the Obama criminal syndicate the [former] USA is fast on the way to joining their ranks. And, as Obama’s poll numbers continue to fall, our own dictator-in-chief’s staff (Obama is likely out on the links) working feverishly to complete its Police State takeover.
There is only one way to non-violently take back our country if we’re really willing to do it. I’ve been writing about it off and on for years. Talk show host Mark Levin just published a book about it. The States must begin taking their power back from the federal government. Too many unconstitutional laws have been written and passed by Congress (with no input from the people it is supposed to serve) one of which is the “War Powers Act of 1941,” which is unconstitutional in virtually every way. It ranges from Congress illegally giving some of its power to the Executive branch (only Congress has the power/authority to declare war) to bypassing the only legal way to change the US Constitution… by Amendment. The solution? First and foremost, we must return to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We must, also, return to the US Constitution or be lost forever as a free and sovereign county. If we no longer have the courage to follow and fight for the only legal document upon which our nation is founded, as and for a free people, then we are toast as a country.
The States and the American people have the legal right and authority to trump the federal government on almost every level. The Tenth Amendment (Bill of Rights) states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” And what are the powers Constitutionally allowed to the federal government? See Article I, Section 8 (link below). All other powers are reserved to the States and We-the-People. And, our first founding legal document, the Declaration of Independence, gives us the ultimate power to divest ourselves of and from a tyrannical and corrupt government:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
It continues with:
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
The above is not just an option, folks. Under our Republic–as damaged as it now is–this is our duty. Obama is arming and militarizing all of his governmental agencies to come against us. It’s in the open. Will you continue to ignore it until you and your loved ones are in imminent danger and are likely killed by your own government? Will you really let this slide anymore than it already has? If we do not do this through leadership in our States, we will be forced to do it in our streets. It is what it is…
The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever
–2 Timothy 4:18
Feds Buy Two Billion Rounds of Ammunition:
Major General: Why Are Domestic Government Agencies Purchasing Enough Lethal Ammunition to Put 5 Rounds In Every American?:
Senate demands answers on EPA’s armed raid of Alaskan gold mine:
Video: Female Veteran Violently Arrested By Feds At Syria Protest:
Article I, Section 8 Enumerated Powers:
Additional ObamaGov Police State Activities:
College Girls, Bottled Water and the Emerging American Police State:
Militarized police overreach: “Oh, God, I thought they were going to shoot me next!”:
Obama’s HHS: Now Hiring for the Obamacare Police Force:
Reaction to Obama Forged Birth Certificate Banner over I95:
The Feds destroy another Internet business-Owner gagged by US:
FEMA Camp Documents Leaked – Video:
Report: NSA Pays Tech Companies for Data:
Now Obama targets your FedEx, UPS packages:
Feds Building Detective Squad to Target Consumers/Companies That Don’t Follow ObamaCare Rules:
California Rounding Up Legally Purchased Guns (California goes NAZI Germany):
About that violent gang, the ‘Obama Boyz’:
Black mob pounces on woman: ‘Shut up white [bleep!]’:
Police Storm Homeschool Class, Take Children by Force (Germany):
Eric Holder: ‘Banning homeschooling does not violate rights’:
Cops brutalize family during traffic stop:
Kudos to the CSP for honoring Diana, and to Diana herself, for the hard work she’s done in her ground breaking columns and books, the latest being American Betrayal.
H/T: Andy Bostom
CENTER TO HONOR SYNDICATED COLUMNIST AND AUTHOR DIANA WEST
AS 2013 RECIPIENT OF THE MIGHTIER PEN AWARD
WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPTEMBER 12, 2013: The Center for Security Policy announced today that the 2013 recipient of its Mightier Pen Award will be Diana West, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of The Death of the Grown-up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization, co-author of Shariah: The Threat to America, and most recently author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character. The award will be presented at a luncheon on November 20th at the Union League Club in New York City.
Diana West’s weekly newspaper column is syndicated by Universal Uclick, and appears in over 100 publications nationwide, as well as at her website www.dianawest.net. West also serves as Washington correspondent for the European weekly newspaper Dispatch International. Her work has appeared in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The New Criterion, The Public Interest, Women’s Quarterly, The Weekly Standard, and The Washington Post Magazine; her fiction has appeared in Atlantic Monthly. She has made numerous radio appearances and as a former CNN contributor, she made frequent television appearances on the former CNN show, “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” She was recently featured in the Glenn Beck TV documentaries “The Project” and “Rumors of War III.”
Ms. West joins an illustrious group of authors, journalists and essayists who have received this recognition for their commitment to a robust national security and their efforts to educate our countrymen and women about the need to practice the philosophy President Reagan called “peace through strength.” Previous recipients include: Mark Helprin, Charles Krauthammer, Roger Ailes, William F. Buckley, Jr., A.M. Rosenthal, Andrew C. McCarthy, Norman Podhoretz, Claudia Rosett, and Monica Crowley.
In announcing this recognition, Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy, observed:
“Diana West is among America’s most thoughtful and intellectually invigorating writers of our time. Her efforts to illuminate the contemporary threats to our society and culture – and to map out their historical antecedents and the appropriate responses to them – in order to preserve our freedoms, Constitution and nation are exemplary. We take great pride in bestowing this recognition on a cherished friend and admired colleague.”
By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media
It sounds like a sensational charge. “Twelve years after we were attacked by al Qaeda, 12 years after 3,000 Americans were killed by al Qaeda, President Obama now asks us to be allies with al Qaeda,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) says.
But support for the senator’s point came in the form of an NBC Nightly News report by correspondent Richard Engel on Wednesday night. Anchor Brian Williams described it as “an exclusive look at how al Qaeda is increasingly in this fight,” in Syria.
Reporting from southern Turkey, Engel said, “The U.S. has decided it is not going to intervene in Syria, at least for now. But al Qaeda is. Every day we see its fighters in this city in the streets, at the airports, heading into Syria.”
Engel interviewed someone named Abu Abdul Rahman, on his way to Syria to fight with al Qaeda. “We have a prayer. Oh, Allah. Please annihilate enemies. Bashar is an enemy. America is an enemy. Let them fight.”
He says, “This was a dream for me to wage jihad, to bleed for Allah.”
Despite the claim about the U.S. not intervening, The Washington Post reports that the Obama administration is going ahead anyway, and that “The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration…” The cost is estimated at $250 million.
The Post claims the aid is “aimed at supporting rebel fighters who are under the command of Gen. Salim Idris,” a so-called “moderate,” but quotes officials as saying there are fears that assistance “could wind up in the hands of jihadists.” One official insisted, “We vet individuals who are getting our assistance to make sure they are not affiliated with terror organizations.”
Other than “vetting,” whatever that means, the paper did not explain any more about the safeguards in place to stop the weapons and other aid from getting into the hands of al Qaeda.
The “moderate” General Idris, a favorite of the Obama Administration and Al Jazeera, told the Muslim Brotherhood channel in a May 8 video interview that “Israel is an enemy country,” and that Assad and the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah are “Israeli collaborators.”
These are hardly “moderate” comments.
The Post said the secret CIA policy had the support of Republican Senator Bob Corker (TN), “who has pressed the Obama administration to do more to help the rebels.” Corker is the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee and voted for a resolution authorizing war in Syria.
Mike Flynn of Breitbart mocked Corker as one of the “big thinkers” in the Republican Party, who believes “that we aren’t arming jihadis quickly enough.”
A smuggler told NBC’s Engel that he had moved 300 foreign fighters from Turkey to Syria in the past four months, and many other smugglers are “doing exactly the same thing.” In al Qaeda-controlled areas of Syria, Engel reported how “Islamic justice” is meted out: public executions, and a man being whipped for marrying a woman too soon after her divorce.
In an earlier report, Engel noted, “Al Qaeda put out the call to go to Syria and it was answered.”
He reported, “The al-Nusra Front used to be the worst, the hardest of the hardcore Islamists, earning a spot on the State Department’s list of terrorist groups. But now, Nusra has been surpassed by newer, more bloodthirsty gangs. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (also known as ISIS) is more radical than Nusra. So are the Mohajeroun, ‘the migrants.’”
Engel asked, “So who exactly would the United States be helping if it bombed Syria? We don’t really know. Neither do many Syrians. In some ways Washington would be providing air support for al Qaeda-backed fighters. The extremists would benefit from U.S. military intervention and try to make advances. But attacking Assad’s regime would also help the FSA [Free Syrian Army] and its moderate leader General Salim Idris, a U.S. ally.”
The idea of “moderates” in the opposition is an idea popularized by the discredited Elizabeth O’Bagy, just fired by the Institute for the Study of War for claiming a non-existent Ph.D. She had been a regular commentator on television and a major source of information for the Obama administration and Republican Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
She is apparently still serving as the “political director” of the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a pro-rebel group. Her work for the organization had been concealed by the media, including The Wall Street Journal, which promoted her views about “moderates” in the Syrian opposition.
Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected].
Hat Tip: BB