04/23/14

Watcher’s Council Nominations – The Shot Heard ‘Round The World Edition

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best posts in each category, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

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This week, The MidKnight Review, Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion, Jewish American Patriots, Gulag Bound and The Pirate’s Cove earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

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04/22/14

Progressive Propaganda With A Prepper Facade: Americans Face Inflation, Hunger and Depression

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

It seems that every day when I look at our finances, I now have to adjust. Eating out at all is swiftly becoming a luxury of the past. If you’ve been to McDonald’s lately, you’ve probably noticed their dollar menu is now five dollars. A meal at any drive thru that used to cost $5 dollars a few years ago, now costs north of $10. You start thinking to yourself, that could go towards the power or water bills.

Then you go to the store and reality slaps you along side the head. Hamburger Helper, just a month ago was $1 a box… now it is $1.50. Doesn’t sound like a lot, but that is an example of inflation kicking in at 50% and to anyone on limited funds it scares the crap out of them. Tuna is $2 a can. Milk is $6 a gallon in places. To buy 3 Rib Eye steaks, you are looking at a minimum of $35 and things are about to get a whole lot worse. I actually started thinking last week for the first time in my life, I can save money and make our budget stretch further if I skip a meal a day. There would be more for my family that way. We are not poor or destitute – not even close. And yet, we find ourselves beginning to think in terms of our grandparents, when they faced the Great Depression.

In Oklahoma, energy costs are getting ready to skyrocket. The utility companies and government will play it down and say it is only an average increase of $4 a month, but this is just one in a series of increases. Increases to bills we already can’t afford. And, the state is getting ready to mandate smart meters whether people want them or not. AEP-PSO announced late last year that it will replace all of its 520,000 meters statewide with smart meters by 2016. All under the guise of a Progressive governor — big brother will be monitoring each of us like cattle. Oklahoma may be one of the most conservative states in the Union, but it is infected with Progressives and their policies just as badly as other states and certainly worse than the American Redoubt. The claims of some of the lowest prices in the nation are not true either. We paid far less in Idaho to heat and cool a home twice the size we are in now. Oklahoma, you seriously need to clean house and get a real conservative in the governor’s mansion.

And don’t even get me started on the massive taxation. We spend more on taxes than we do food, energy, housing and clothing combined. Uncle Sam will get his grubby cut even if we starve along the way. It’s become impossible to plan expenditures because I’m never sure just how much I’m going to get hit with taxes and shipping. It is quickly becoming prohibitive.

According to the Economic Collapse Blog, if food prices keep trending the way they are now, they will double by the end of the decade. Your pay from work, however, will not. Many, many things are leading up to this, not the least of which are Marxist policies from our government. There are also global droughts hitting 142 different cities. We’ve always lived with drought, but now random authorities can ration water as they see fit and places like Lake Mead that supplies Las Vegas seem to be running dry. The drought is driving fruit and vegetable prices up, along with over regulation and taxation. The same factors are reducing our cattle herds and causing beef prices to soar. A deadly and virulent pig virus has wiped out up to 6 million pigs nationwide to date — pork will rise in price by 20% by the end of this year because of this.

The CEO of Tyson Foods has this to say about meat prices:

“I think consumer[s] should expect record high meat prices his year,” Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith told CNBC last month. “You should expect to see very high prices for your ground beef, your other meat cuts, all the pork cuts will be higher this year.”

More:

An ongoing contraction in the U.S. dairy herd, for example, is pushing up retail prices of cheese, ice cream, and other processed dairy foods.

Farm egg prices have been among the most volatile, jumping by 20 percent in February after dropping by 28 percent in January.

U.S. farmers aren’t the only ones facing a production squeeze. A drought in coffee growing regions of southern Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producer, has pushed up the cost of a cup of Java worldwide. Coffee futures have surged 57 percent this year and rose above $2 a pound last month for the first time in two years.

With bacon and coffee prices surging, breakfast is becoming more expensive—especially if you include a glass of orange juice. Future prices are up 12 percent this year, hitting two-year highs, after Florida’s orange crop was hit by an insect-borne disease that’s expected to cut yields to the lowest levels in nearly a quarter century. Production could fall by about 15 percent to 114 million boxes this year, according to government forecasts, the lowest level since 1990.The recent series of food price hikes follow a relatively long stretch of stable consumer prices. Since 1990, retail food prices have risen by an average of 2.8 percent a year, according to USDA. From February through December of last year, average supermarket prices fell by 0.2 percent.

And what are we doing to prepare for shortages? Nothing. We are not as a nation stockpiling food or addressing any of this with the attention it should demand. You can’t just ignore these events – it invites nationwide and global catastrophe along with all the other Progressive policies being put into place financially, militarily, etc.

Some stats for you:

  • Avocados – likely to go up 17 to 35 cents to as much as $1.60 each.
  • Berries – likely to rise 21 to 43 cents to as much as $3.46 per clamshell container.
  • Broccoli – likely to go up 20 to 40 cents to a possible $2.18 per pound.
  • Grapes – likely to rise 26 to 50 cents to a possible $2.93 per pound.
  • Lettuce – likely to rise 31 to 62 cents to as much as $2.44 per head.
  • Packaged salad – likely to go up 17 to 34 cents to a possible $3.03 per bag.
  • Peppers – likely to go up 18 to 35 cents to a possible $2.48 per pound.
  • Tomatoes – likely to rise 22 to 45 cents to a possible $2.84 per pound.

For you chocolate lovers out there, it is about to become a luxury item as well. Cocoa prices are skyrocketing, so enjoy it while you can.

Rent rates have also risen 2.7%. People can’t afford to buy a home anymore, so expect to see this trend continue.

We are only one black swan event away from hyperinflation, but we just keep on printing money. The dollar is being dumped as the global reserve currency — Russia and China are doing that right now. Our enemies within and without have used our own battle tactics against us and have succeeded in bankrupting the greatest, freest nation on the planet. Even our own military is war gaming the failure of the dollar and what it could mean for our troops globally. The ride over the next few years will be a test of every American’s mettle and fortitude.

As bad as it is now, imagine walking into the store and everything has doubled in price. Imagine your children going hungry. Imagine some very tough choices that will have to be made. The good news is our families will strengthen even more. More families will move in together and face hard times together. That is how our family survived the Great Depression. Faith in God and one another will get us through these dark times.

These major hikes in expenses are hitting all of us as employment is harder and harder to find and we are all tightening our belts. It will hit the poor and elderly the hardest — those the Progressives claim they champion are the ones they will be hurting the most. Typical.


Kate Humble on her farm in Trellech, Monmouth. Photograph: Stephen Shepherd

Now on to propaganda, lies, insanity and deceit. Trust me when I say I wish this were a plot of a movie, but it’s not. The Guardian has a piece up that is creepy beyond words – it shows the true intent of Fabian Socialists.

In this piece of Progressive crap, Kate Humble talks about food waste, keeping sheep, not having children and her mission with aquaponics. I’m sure you will be shocked that she feels people do not appreciate food enough. Since they are wasteful, prices should skyrocket to compensate. She also does not believe in having children and is for population reduction. But notice how they have wrapped all of this Communist rhetoric in a pretty prepper package. She grows food and livestock and lives off the land. Evidently it is meant to appeal to survivalists, while preaching a message of living with less and with fewer humans. Did I mention she’s an atheist? Go figure.

Communism with a perky smile:

“I’m over here!” shouts Kate Humble, and she of Springwatch and Lambing Live gambols towards me, closing the gate on a field of anxious goats and their Disney-cute babies. She’s carrying a bucket. “I was just about to muck out,” she announces, and I’m reminded this is a working farm in the Wye Valley and in no way a TV set.

The photographer has already done his work and gone. Apparently Humble had no idea he was coming. It is hard to think of another TV person on the planet for whom an impromptu photoshoot while wearing a well-loved fleece and no makeup would be OK, but Humble couldn’t give a hoot. She’s been up since the wee small hours: “I love getting up early. I can bounce out of bed at 5am but I’m useless at night.”

She leads me to a kitchen, which doubles as the HQ for Humble by Nature courses on animal husbandry and rural skills, from foraging to building an outdoor pizza oven. Her assistant Rebecca wonders if I’d be OK with some old coffee heated up in the microwave. I’m wondering how to explain that although I’m against food waste, there are limits. “No! That sounds disgusting,” says Humble, even though she’s a green tea drinker. “Make some new!” It’s an earthy introduction.

Kate Humble has been the poster girl for a particularly immersive brand of popular science and wildlife programming for the last 15 years. Behind the scenes TV executives are full of admiration for her prowess at delivering live broadcasts (one tells me she has a photographic memory) and her ability to pull in the viewers. Lambing Live is an unlikely hit on paper, but it has proved to be a ratings juggernaut, pulling 2.5 million viewers, even on a Friday night. What you get as a viewer is her warmth and natural curiosity. She gets right in there, sometimes quite literally; her inspection of a ram’s testicles on the most recent series of Lambing Live caused quite the Twitter frenzy.

Much has been made of her decision to be child-free too. She rightly thinks it’s rude of journalists to pry about this. But then she brings the topic up quite naturally, so I feel at liberty to ask her how she feels about those who think your environmental conscience only really forms when you have kids. “I think one of the most environmentally friendly things you can do is NOT have children,” she says. “Yes, I know we have an ageing population but I’ve got a great plan for my old age, which is a return to communal student living. The idea that people have to have children before they wake up to the idea that the world might not be a great place in 15-20 years’ time is nonsense. I’m not particularly clever, nor brilliant nor insightful but I don’t need to have kids to tell me that. I’ve got godchildren. I don’t know why: I’m woefully unqualified on both parts of that equation – can’t be a mother, don’t believe in God. But you know, I want them to have a world that’s functional and great to live in.”

The EPA and the Progressives must love this woman to death. And millions are buying into her tripe of living off the land in a manner reminiscent of Progressives, worshiping nature (not God), population reduction, resource reduction, increased food prices, raising taxes and all things Marxist. This is what Obama and his ilk want in America. Being master propagandists, they think slapping a pretty face on the message and claiming they are preppers will win over American patriots. They think if you’ll buy into this horse manure, you’ll give up your arms as well. A starving and defenseless America would be Marxist heaven.

Elections have consequences and voting in leaders who want us to be brought down to a level playing field with the rest of the world has brought this situation to our doorstep and our elected leaders don’t plan on helping alleviate it. The Marxists want prices and taxes to increase and wages to decrease. This is why we must elect conservatives this year and in 2016 who believe in Constitutional principles and conservative ideals. If we are to survive as a nation and feed our families, we must remove the Keynesian dictators at our helm and replace them with Tea Party conservatives.

04/21/14

Obama’s Platform Is Eerily Similar to the Communist Party USA’s

The Independent Sentinel

Have you noticed the similarities between Barack Obama’s platform and that of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA)? The correlations are undeniable to anyone who is being honest.

Americans voted for this man not once, but twice! Al Sharpton did say that the American people knew they were voting for socialism when they voted for Barack Obama.

Listen to the Communist propaganda video below which was put out by the Communist Party USA. It puts out an idyllic vision based on the lie that a few people with all the power will allow the collective to thrive.

This is their platform: people before profit – translation, hate the rich; good jobs, green jobs, they’re synonymous apparently; reform prison – leniency for lawbreakers; equality and fairness; nature before profits; healthcare; socialism is a necessity; people, community, harmony, freedom, education, justice, peace; peace and harmony through communism.

Capitalism is the only thing keeping us back, the video claims. We want change, they demand (is that something like Hope and Change?):

Do you like the sleekness of the presentation? They start out zeroing in on a priest and then there is that great music and the blossoming flower.

The video is actually pushing for the overthrow of Capitalism. They need to be tried for treason, instead they get more respect than Conservatives who are demonized as racists, lunatics, and flat-earthers in no small measure due to Obama’s influence.

PLATFORMS COMPARED

Communism has at its core a hatred for what they say is an exploitation of the working class and poor on the part of the rich. To achieve equity, the money must be redistributed from the rich to everyone else who didn’t earn it. It’s the class struggle.

Obama likes to play up the class struggle as his policies create an even wider divide between rich and poor by diminishing the middle class. It’s built on the illogical and debunked premise that workers who earn pay for equivalent labor are exploited – there must be income equality no matter who earns what.

Profits, competition, and individual success have no room in their system.

There is also the belief that the government and not the individuals should own the land because private ownership of land drives men to commit offenses, in fact, they believe it’s a driving force of evil.

These selected quotes ascribed to the Communists are excerpted from the CPUSA’s party platform which I will not link to.

COMMUNISTS: “The great wealth of the United States will for the first time be for the benefit of all the people. Foreign policy will be based on mutual respect, peace, and solidarity. The peoples democratic rights will be guaranteed and expanded. Racial, gender, and social equality will be the basis of domestic policies and practices.”

OBAMA: Redistributing healthcare and U.S. resources is a cornerstone of Obamanism. Respect for Putin was the basis of the reset. The equality issue is for all except for Republicans and Conservatives. It’s not for ranchers either, Obama was ready to have them shot in Nevada these past couple of weeks. Income inequality, the war against women and the unfairness towards LGBTs is the mantra for 2014 and 2016.

COMMUNISTS: “We, the working people of the United States, face tremendous problems today: exploitation, oppression, racism, sexism, a deteriorating environment and infrastructure, huge budget deficits, and a government dominated by the most vicious elements of big capital and its political operatives. This government, despite its rhetoric about making Americans safe, has wasted hundreds of billions on the invasion and occupation of Iraq while it cut money for maintaining the levees leading directly to the disaster that Hurricane Katrina wreaked on the people of New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast.”

OBAMA: He would say exactly the same thing if his words ever reflected his actions.

COMMUNISTS: “We as a country face serious choices: militarism and imperialism or peace, increased wealth for the few or justice and equality for the many, increased power in the hands of the super-rich or expansion of democracy for the vast majority, ultra-right domination of all branches of government which deals with problems by increasing exploitation and oppression or progressive electoral coalitions that seek real solutions in the interests of all working people.”

OBAMA: Obama certainly has no interest in militarism. He’s reducing the size of our Army to slightly larger than Miramar’s as he destroys all our nuclear warheads. He does want to take money from the rich, but this is where the two platforms differ. Obama is no friend to small business but he does like the super rich and his crony friends. He can’t make them rich enough as long as they are engaged in green energy and his other agenda items. He is a fan of Wall Street.

COMMUNISTS: “The ultra-right is led by the most reactionary, militaristic, racist, anti-democratic sectors of the transnationals. They gain support for their ultra-right agenda from other political trends and social groups, most of which are misled as to their real interests, sometimes blinded by the propaganda of fear and scapegoating.”

The CPUSA are opposed to any new sanctions on Iran. That is considered far-right. They want peaceful negotiations.

“We must unite lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight people; professionals and intellectuals; seniors; and the disabled; and the mass peoples movements including the peace, environmental, health care, education, housing, and other movements. This all-peoples front to defeat the ultra-right is in the process of developing, learning, and being tested in giant struggles for peace, to protect social programs and services, to win health care for all, and to win control of all three branches of government from the right wing.”

OBAMA: Obama thinks anyone who is not as radical as he is are militaristic, racist and anti-democratic (as in socialist democratic). He is uniting everyone against the right with a divide and conquer technique. If you don’t support gay marriage, you are anti-gay; if you don’t support Obama, you’re a racist; if you want the borders closed, you’re a nativist; and if you want to keep your weapons, you are unforgivably militaristic and violent. Obama wants control of the three branches of government.

Communists believe the legal system is thoroughly racist and anti-working class. “U.S. prisons are bursting with over 2 million prisoners, with virtually no serious efforts at prevention or rehabilitation. Prisoners face widespread abuse and the anti-labor exploitation of prisoners for sub-minimum wages.”

Who can deny that this is Eric Holder’s belief? They want to go easy on crime.

The Communists want:

  • a National Popular Vote;
  • to replace U.S. foreign policy that protects U.S. interests with a policy of international cooperation;
  • replace the Bill of Rights with the U.N. s Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
  • complete separation of church and state;
  • full legal protection from hate crimes and racial profiling and “outlawing of oral and written racist propaganda”;
  • affirmative action; growth of public ownership of industries and a guaranteed right to a job at living wages or full income through government jobs;
  • expansion of union rights;
  • full funding for education, housing, day care, Social Security, universal health care, youth job training and recreation and cultural programs;
  • compensate minorities for previous wrongs;
  • no taxes for workers and low or middle income workers placing the burden on the rich;
  • slash the military;
  • media to be government owned and controlled.

Obama for his part appears to support:

  • voter IDs be eliminated which plays well into the National Popular Vote;
  • he has a policy of “international cooperation” which our enemies are taking advantage of;
  • he has called us a secular nation and supports a radical separation of church and state. There is also the HHS mandate;
  • our new Common Core is a propaganda machine for the U.N.s Marxist “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”;
  • Obama sees racism, hate crimes everywhere. He has been clear about wanting free speech limited if it is offensive to others;
  • his income inequality is all about living wages;
  • he can’t spend enough on entitlements. He thinks our money is his;
  • he has engaged in reparations for minorities. The Pigford settlement is only one example. His push for universal day care is unquestionably extreme;
  • only 2% of the bottom 50% pay federal taxes right now;
  • the military is being slashed;
  • Obama already controls the media.

Is that what Obama meant when he said this?

Glenn Beck has been on this story for several years and though I don’t agree with everything he says, these videos have some very valid information. Listen to his videos from 2010 and see if you think he was somewhat prescient:

Part I

Communism still exists only it’s no longer condemned.

Part II

How did we get here?

Part III

Evan’s law – inadequate paranoia – no matter how bad you think things are, they’re always worse.

Part IV

How to silence Conservatives.

BARACK OBAMA’S UPBRINGING

Barack Obama was a “red diaper baby.” His grandfather and parents were Communists. His grandfather allegedly had him mentored by his friend and fellow Communist and pedophile, Franklin Marshall Davis. Davis was on the FBI security list which means he could have been arrested or detained in the event of an attack.

He was thought to be a Haole hater (Caucasian). He worked on at least one committee with Vernon Jarrett for a communist-infested Packing-House Workers’ Union. Vernon Jarrett is the father-in-law of Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama’s closest advisor.

A key wiki report uncovered an article by Toby Harnden published in the Telegraph on August 22, 2008 which revealed the influence Communist Frank Marshall Davis had on the young Barack Obama.

According to Obama’s Dreams From My Father, Davis told Obama he had “reason to hate white people.” This prompted Obama to write: “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active Black students. The foreign students. The Chicancos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.”

Obama has refuted the claim that he was mentored by Davis but the two had a minimum of 15 long meetings as he was growing up.

An American Spectator article points out that “there are some truly remarkable similarities between the political actions of Obama and the ideas in Frank Marshall Davis’ columns: rejecting Winston Churchill; vilifying and targeting General Motors, a company Davis would have been thrilled to nationalize; advocating wealth redistribution from greedy corporations to health insurance and public works projects; favoring taxpayer funding of universal health care; supporting government stimulus; bashing Wall Street; trumpeting the public sector over the private sector; lambasting ‘excess profits’; warning God-and-gun clinging Americans about huckster preachers; seeking the political support of the ‘social justice’ religious left for various causes and campaigns; excoriating the ‘tentacles of big business,’ bankers, big oil, the ‘Big Boys,’ corporate profits, fat cats and their ‘fat contracts’; lambasting tax cuts that ‘spare the rich’ and that only benefit millionaires; singling out the ‘corporation executive’ for not paying his ‘fair’ share; and on and on. These thoughts and words of Frank Marshall Davis bear an uncanny resemblance to Obama’s thoughts and words and actions.’”

Barack isn’t a typical American Black. He has more in common with Indonesians and foreign students than Americans and American Blacks. As a young man, he went to the finest Hawaiian schools when he wasn’t being schooled in Indonesia.

Barack spent 20 years in a Black Liberation Theology church with an anti-Semitic, anti-white Marxist preacher, Jeremiah Wright.

He got his political start in the living room of Bill Ayers, the radical Communist who terrorized New York City as a Weatherman in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s.

CONCLUSION

In all this, I haven’t mentioned his lawlessness. Barack Obama does not enforce the laws he was elected to enforce and the media has applauded him for it. The American people seem apathetic. Are Americans ready for Communism? Was freedom too heavy a burden to bear?

This is all circumstantial evidence but there is so much more. At what point, does one have to seriously consider why Barack Obama’s platform is so similar to that of the CPUSA?