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The Banker Conspiracy (and the “Religious Nuts” behind it…)

October 27, 2008

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Recently, on his internet radio show, Alan Stang asked me if there is such a thing as a Jewish conspiracy. He gets email from people blaming  Jews, Jesuits, the Vatican, Freemasons etc.

I replied that the central banking cartel is the only group that has both the motive and the means to take over the world.  Consisting mainly of Cabala-believing Jews and Freemasons, it is the head of the octopus. Zionism, Freemasonry, organized Jewry, Western Imperialism, Jesuits,Vatican, Intelligence agencies, mass media  etc. are among countless octopus arms.

The “motive” is to protect its fraudulent private monopoly over public (government) credit (money creation) which is worth trillions and trillions. They need a “world government” to ensure that no nation creates its own money or defaults on the loans the bankers created out of nothing.

The “means”
of course is unlimited money funneled through their network of cartels, which allows them to own the government, mass media, education etc. Anyone who succeeds in public life is their puppet or unconsciously serves their agenda. Their Zionist-Freemason-Communist-Socialist-MI-5/6 network allows them to exercise covert control on the ground.

About 1770, a syndicate of bankers led by Mayer Rothschild started the “Illuminati”, a satanic cult designed to subvert society. According to Edith Starr Miller, the Rothschild syndicate included Jewish financiers such as Daniel Itzig, Friedlander, the Goldsmids and Mosses Mocatta. (“Occult Theosophy” p. 184.)

According to Miller, the goals of the Illuminati (and Communism and the NWO) were the destruction of Christianity, monarchies, nation-states (in favor of their world government or “internationalism”),  the abolition of family ties and marriage by means of  promoting homosexuality and promiscuity; the end of inheritance and private property; and the suppression of any collective identity in the spurious name of “universal human brotherhood” i.e. “diversity.”  (p.185)

SATANISM

The ideology behind this world tyranny, Illuminism, derives from the Jewish Cabala which conveniently preaches that man (i.e. the bankers) can usurp the place of God and redefine reality. Thus, the goal of  world banker conspiracy is to enshrine Satan as God. The Illuminati uses revolution, war and financial turmoil to inaugurate their “New World Order.”

The world government tyranny is the only conquest to take place without the knowledge of the conquered. In the First Protocol of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the author says three times, our “countersign” is “Force and Make-believe.” By “Make-believe”  he means mass deception or “magic.”

When alien bankers control the purse strings of the State, inevitably the State becomes synonymous with these bankers.  The State is a ruse used to manipulate the masses, “public” in name only. This is the truth behind the “make-believe” face of the Communist NWO.

This tyranny is also the first in history which people cannot mention for fear of being labeled “anti Semitic” and a “hater.” Trust me, the hatred is entirely on their side.

This ruse is achieved by blaming all Jews for the machinations of a relative few. It’s as though all Italians were blamed for the Mafia. As a Jew, I can testify that very few Jews are aware of how they are used by Illuminati-sponsored movements such as the B’nai Brith (Freemasonry); Zionism; Communism; Socialism, Neo-conservatism, Feminism and Liberalism.

Blaming all Jews naturally makes them run interference for the Rothschilds, thus confirming they are all in collusion. Talk about walking into the line of fire! What would we think of Italians if they defended Al Capone and organized crime on a racial basis? The bankers have always run organized Jewry and used Jews as their pawns and pitchmen.

“Anti-Semite” and “hate” are used like a occult curse from which all shrink in horror. To take this weapon away, we should wear the badge of anti-Semite with pride, by asserting that it stands for opposition to the disproportionate Jewish (and crypto-Jewish) role in advancing the New World Order. (No one is advocating or condoning genocide.) Thus, anti-Semitism will assume its role as a legitimate political (not racial) movement directed against specific Jewish (and non-Jewish) Illuminati-pawns.

Like everyone else, Jews are kept in a bubble and don’t know who they are. They have been brainwashed to see themselves as innocent victims. Most have suffered from the machinations of their Zionist “leaders.” But many others were Bolshevik murderers and oppressors.

THE BIGGEST REVELATION

The biggest revelation for me was realizing that Judaism is not a religion but a pagan racial creed at best, and a Satanic secret society at worst. The nature of a secret society  is that the membership is fed idealistic platitudes and isn’t told the real agenda. I expand on this discovery in my forthcoming Illuminati-The Cult that Hijacked the World.

Most Jews are unaware that Judaism largely eschews the Old Testament in favor of the Talmud and Cabala. Very few Jews read these books. If they did, they might realize that the Talmud is full of hate and contempt for non-Jews. They would discover that the Cabala is the basis of modern witchcraft, astrology, numerology, tarot cards, black magic, androgyny, sex worship and much of the New Age movement.  It is the basis of Illuminism which teaches that good and evil are one and that black is white and vice-versa.  They operate by doing evil while espousing good.

The arc of Western Civilization has been from worship-of-God (rise) to worship-of-Satan (fall.) I suspect the Cabala is the blueprint of post-Christian civilization, the reason we are drowning in media-generated filth, violence, occultism and fear. The  apex was the so-called “Enlightenment” when men were taught they could use “reason” and ignore God’s natural and spiritual (moral) order. Typically, the consequent decline into moral darkness is represented by Luciferians as light, sunrise (i.e. Obama’s logo.)

According to Texe Marrs, the Cabala teaches that the “holy serpent is the true God; that all the evil that a person does, through alchemy is magically transformed into righteousness; and that yes, Lucifer is Lord. Satan is the true and only god. That is the essential doctrine of Cabalism.” (Codex Magica p. 426.)
PUBLIC LIFE

The fraudulent nature of our public life all stems from the fundamental fraud, Illuminati control of public credit. Thus we have a government sponsored depopulation program in the guise of feminism and gay rights. Thus we have the spectacle of two mind-controlled Illuminati puppets vying for the US Presidency. The case of Barack Obama is the most outrageous.  He cannot even prove he is an American citizen. His real father, Communist activist Frank Marshall Davis, was a rapist and pedophile who probably sexually abused his son.

Larry Sinclair claims he has had sex and smoked crack with Obama in the late 1990’s. Oddly, this resume is perfect for the Illuminati.  Obama can be easily controlled or the Illuminati media will stop ignoring these stories. (To see a puppet malfunctioning, check out the You Tubes of Obama without a teleprompter.)

Now Joe Biden is prophesying that  Obama will be severely tested after coming to office and will betray his supporters and plummet in the polls. He seems to be describing something like martial law. An odd thing to say before the election. (Notice the Republicans are ignoring all this- suggesting they are in collusion.)

The world has been taken over by a satanic cult. We are under constant occult attack. Instead of fighting among ourselves like they want, we must recognize that in this struggle there are only two sides –God’s and Satan’s.

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FoundingFather1776 recommends you read more insights from Henry Makow by visiting his website at: http://www.henrymakow.com Henry offers a wealth of insight to the serious student of what is going on in the world.  You don’t have to be a religious person to know that something is seriously wrong with the world today.  I want to make one point *VERY CLEAR* to my loyal readers – even if YOU are not religious, you better understand that the people that run this world ARE.

When I started my research,  my goal was merely to understand the economy, the banking system, and what the hell happened on 9/11.  What I discovered is that nearly all of the “Global Elite” are HEAVILY into the occult!  Whether you study Freemasonry, Kaballah, Knights Templar, NASA, Skull & Bones, etc.,  you find occultic beliefs and practices weaving an interlocking pattern.  After even a cursory study, you can recognize an endless stream of rituals, architecture, logos, symbolism and hand signals signifying a dark allegiance.

If you think this is crazy, well you need to take a deep breath and look into what I am saying more carefully.  Why not check under my category of “Occult” and go through the material?  That should give you a good foundation.  Henry’s site offers even more proof and insight.

One last comment I would like to make; We live in an age of political correctness.  Mocking someone else’s  religious or spiritual beliefs is considered socially unacceptable by most people, and certainly by the media….unless they happen to be Christians.  It is “OK” to mock, ridicule and demean Christianity all day long.  Why is that?

I am not upset about mocking charlatan preachers like Jim Baker or Jimmy Swaggart; and all the hucksters and con men like them.  They deserve all the ridicule they get.  I am also not upset that the disgusting and evil Catholic Church pedophile scandal has (somewhat) come to light; that most certainly deserves condemnation.  No, I am simply talking about the fact that “Christianity” – the concept of loving and caring for one another, the idea that human life has value, that there is good and evil in this world and we need to choose which we will serve –  these core values are hated and condemned by the Illuminati and their minions in the media and popular culture. Remember, one of the key founders of the Illuminati, Adam Weishaupt was an ex-Jesuit.  He rebelled against Christianity and the organization he helped start is working even today to destroy it.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Weishaupt

Dear Readers, do you know that nearly all of the great secular men and women of letters who have promoted atheism, agnosticism, or moral relativism are frauds?  Hypocrites on a massive scale!  Take one of the hottest movies currently available for free on the web “Zeitgeist Addendum.”  This movie skillfully mixes in real information (like the fact that the Federal Reserve is privately owned and NOT “Federal”) while also not-so-subtly implying Christians and indeed all religions are archaic systems of control meant to enslave stupid humanity.  They offer a “new-agey” solution that sounds like an idealistic world, once we free ourselves from the chains of religion – especially Christianity!    But do you know who is in this “documentary” that promote religious atheism?  Why none other than the “Christ” of the Theosophic Church, “Krisnamurti.”  If you don’t know about Zeitgeist, or the Theosophical Society, and what they are really all about, please check out this link for a detailed explanation: http://www.infowars.com/?p=5336

You can imagine my frustration at seeing the decidedly unfunny “comedian” Bill Maher smugly making a movie mocking religion; grouping the hucksters, the kooks and the freaks, into the same category as people that have real spiritual beliefs and an appreciation for the true message of Christianity.  This is because Bill Maher is himself an Illuminati front-man, a paid hack.  Despite his “maverick” image, he adamantly denies 9/11 truth, dismisses the whole thing as crazy conspiracy theory, and then has the audacity to flash the “horned hand” or “diablo” sign while wearing a “crowned Dragon” T-shirt on TV!

So anybody who is religious is an uneducated simpleton, but this “Religious Nut” can flash an occultic hand sign?  He is a whore for the New World Order.  Plain and simple.  Read more here:

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/billmaherhandlesheckler23oct07.shtml

I hope you will continue to research the information presented here.  Proverbs 8:11 says: “For wisdom is better than rubies and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.”

Sincerely,

FoundingFather1776

What To Expect When Martial Law is Declared

October 24, 2008

Prediction by: Timothy K. Perry

(Please note – “Johnny Silver Bear” of www.silverbearcafe.com says: In January, 2005 I penned a missive that I called Paradise Lost. In the body of that essay I portended the following: “Right before the stock market melts down, the real estate bubble will go kabloowie, Fannie and Freddy will go up in a puff of smoke, and the domestic banking system will come to a screeching halt. The Fed will mindlessly continue to keep the presses running for as long as they can, (after all, that’s all they know how to do). The erosion of the buying power of dollars will accelerate exponentially. From an American economic standpoint, we will have arrived at “end game”. I have since taken my share of flack for those outrageous predictions. Mr. Perry’s almost unthinkable suggestion that martial law is on the horizon probably sounds pretty far fetched to most of you. It is unthinkable to 97% of the population. Those sheeple, in their denial, are the biggest part of the problem. Denial is not a river in Africa. The maniacs that caused the present crisis are still calling the shots. These people are insane criminals and are capable of the most contemptuous acts imaginable. Martial Law is Coming Soon To A Neighborhood Near You After The World-Wide Economic Collapse. – JSB)

After the coming economic financial collapse, a state of world-wide martial law will be declared. Considering the current events which are in direct alignment with documented plans for totalitarian one-world government, (white paper plans published by the Tri-Lateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, and Club of Rome), martial law will be imposed without official dissent upon the various countries of the world. Martial law is military rule imposed upon civilian populations in a time of war or during a (sic) “State of Emergency”. The following elements can be expected to occur once the t.v. news anchors tell people not to panic, but that a State of Emergency has been declared due to the crash, and a (sic) temporary state of martial law has been declared, which will be rescinded once the State of Emergency has passed.

What the news people won’t tell you is that given the history of martial law, the suspension of such a draconian state is far more difficult to achieve than its original imposition. Esteemed reader, ask yourself the question, why dictator or group of dictators ever voluntarily relinquished their dictatorial powers? I’m searching really hard through the history files of the world to find out the handful of amazing people who did so. So far, all I can find is George Washington who declined being elected “King”.

Whenever the “Powers That Be” decide to impose martial law, the following items can be expected:

1. CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ARE ENDED

Under martial law, the U.S. Constitution is suspended and the citizens immediately lose all the protections, safeguards, and human rights guaranteed by that document. The citizens also lose every rights and privileges granted under The Bill of Rights. The constitutions of other countries will likewise be suspended with similar conditions imposed upon the citizens of those other countries.

2. CURFEW ENFORCEMENT

Anyone caught outside after curfew can be shot dead. There are no exceptions for personal emergencies unless of course, these people have some sort of official written permission or are in possession of other material which gives them a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card.

3. WRIT OF HABEUS CORPUS SUSPENDED

This means that soldiers can bust into your house, or arrest you on the street without warrants, and can throw you into prison without explanation or access to legal counsel. They can hold you there for months, even years, since there are no time limits imposed on how long you can be imprisoned.

4. PERSONAL FIREARMS WILL BE SEIZED

Armed forces can invade your home and force you to surrender any weapons you have, regardless of your constitutional right or need to bear arms for your self-defense. If you refuse, you could be shot dead in your living room, and all your possessions seized. If you’re lucky, you might just get Tasered, or butt-ended with an AK-47, to eventually wake up in a Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) Detention Center with a Prison Identification Number which you will go by as a “name” instead of your old name, the one on your birth certificate.

5. PERSONAL PROPERTY CAN BE SEIZED

This means that under the excuse of “requisitioning”, soldiers can kick you out of your home, and seize both your home, all the contents inside that home, as well as any vehicles, or other items you have on your grounds. They also can claim the actual real estate of the acreage as well. If you refuse or resist in some way well….I guess you can fill in the blanks or use your imagination.

The following list of Executive Orders have already been signed by past U.S. presidents are in effect immediately upon declaration of a national State of Emergency or Martial Law:

Executive Order 10995: All communications media will be taken over by federal authority: radio, television, websites, newspapers, even CB and Ham radio systems. Freedom of expression, otherwise known as the First Amendment will be canceled until further notice.

Executive Order 10997: All fossil fuels, related substances as well as all electrical power, both corporate as well as privately owned devices and generators will be seized by the federal government.

Executive Order 10998: All food, means to produce such food and related products and machinery, warehouses and collectives which obviously include corporate and private farms will be seized by the government. You will not be allowed to hoard food since this is regulated. If you are caught hoarding food, you could be shot dead, or perhaps you will be lucky enough to be Tasered, knocked to the ground, sent to a FEMA camp and be immediately classified as a “domestic terrorist”, otherwise known as an “Enemy of the State”.

Executive Order 10999: All modes of transportation will be placed under complete government control. Any vehicle can be seized.

Executive Order 11000: All civilians will be drafted into forced labor which the t.v. anchors will euphemistically call “volunteer labor” at a variety of designated work places or camps under federal supervision. Go watch old film reels of the slave labor images under Nazi prison camps, or if you prefer, go watch a copy of Cool Hand Luke with Paul Newman, to get a more modern updated “American flavor” of what it’s like to be part of a slave labor chain gang. Of course, you must always remember, that if you go against the Boss, you will be accused of “A Failure To Communicate.”

Executive Order 11490: Absolute dictatorial “presidential” control will be exercised over all US citizens, business as well as church institutions during a State of Emergency where martial law is declared necessary.

Executive Order 12919: At the direction of the president, this Executive Order allows various Cabinet officials  to take over all aspects of the US economy during a State of National Emergency.

Executive Order 13010: This Executive Order allows FEMA to take control over all other government agencies.

Executive Order 12656: “Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities” - This order allows for the declaration of a State of Emergency during natural disaster, military attack, technological emergency, or other emergencies that seriously  threaten the national security of the United States. This order allows for total, unquestioned federal takeover of every local police enforcement agencies, as well as local price fixing and wages. It also forbids reassignment of personal financial assets within or outside of the United States.

All in all, it makes me wish I was born several hundred years in the future, because by then, we will be genetically designed to obey without question, with no personal will or identity of our own. So in that case, we won’t know what we’ve lost, because all the history books, or shall I say history “discs” will have been rewritten. Hopefully, this game plan will be abandoned, and the planned scenario will never happen to us, even though plans have been written for just such a scenario. Hopefully, the decision will be made to abandon this plan and revitalize the world economy without dramatic incident so such draconian methods are not necessary to unite all countries under the one world globalist banner. I don’t think anyone is going to resist the transition to a one world police state anyway. Most people just want to be able to pay their bills and get by, and enjoy what little free time they have, no matter what group is ruling.  After all, this transition is already being achieved as we speak.

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FoundingFather1776 Says: If you think this sounds crazy, PLEASE do a little more research and understand how close we are to total tyranny.  Here are some links to help you get started:

http://foundingfather1776.wordpress.com/2008/05/10/it-cant-happen-in-america-it-already-has/

http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/martial-law-drill-practice-in-three-states/

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Establishing_martial_law_in_the_United_States

http://www.apfn.org/thewinds/1997/06/bonfire.html

http://www.dailynewscaster.com/2008/10/08/fema-sources-confirm-coming-martial-law-says-wayne-madsen/

If you don’t look at or read anything else – PLEASE watch this summary video, it packs a lot of  documented information in ten short minutes! We bring you the truth here people, no matter how unpleasant or disturbing it may be.

Banker Bailout Will Send Gold & Silver to Surreal Price Level

October 21, 2008

Analysis by: John Embry – chief investment strategist at Sprott Asset Management.

The volatility in the gold and silver markets has been intensifying in recent months and such action is often a precursor to a large price move. Considering the fact that gold and silver were recently driven to ludicrously low prices by the paper sharks on Comex in the face of dramatically worsening conditions in the entire financial sphere, there is little doubt in my mind that the next move is going to be a price explosion to the upside that will see the earlier highs this year for both gold and silver obliterated.

The recent events that have occurred on the U.S. financial scene can only be described as mind-boggling. I have been expecting bad things to happen but even I’m amazed. In the space of less than a month, the following events transpired:

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac became wards of the U.S. government, effectively adding more than $5 trillion in debt to the U.S. balance sheet;

The fourth-largest investment bank, Lehman Brothers, declared bankruptcy;

U.S. icon Merrill Lynch disappeared into Bank of America in a classic example of a swap of bad paper for equally bad paper;

AIG, the largest insurance entity, was bailed out by the government to the tune of $85 billion;

And finally when the tactical moves weren’t getting the job done, the U.S. government announced a historic, wide-ranging plan to purchase impaired assets from financial institutions with an announced price tag of $700 billion.

If gold and silver were free-trading markets, rather than heavily manipulated ones, these events would have both metals at much higher prices than they are today. That day is coming just as it did in the 1970s in the wake of the failed suppression of that era. Thus, what is beyond aggravating in the short term actually provides an ongoing, wonderful opportunity to purchase gold and silver at bargain basement prices.

For those who still cling to the notion that gold and silver are not heavily manipulated, it might be worthwhile and very instructive to consider the recent observations by Don Coxe, the eminent market strategist employed by the Bank of Montreal’s subsidiary, Harris Bank.

In a conference call with clients, Mr. Coxe outlined what went on post- July 15, the day gold and silver peaked at US$986 and US$19.30 per ounce, respectively (preceding breathtaking two-month declines that saw gold fall 24.9 per cent and silver 44.1 per cent).

He laid out how the Fed and the Treasury in conjunction with the CFTC and SEC, collectively known as the infamous President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, rigged the collapse in commodities (including gold and silver) and the bounce in financials with the clear intent to punish those funds and individuals who were making commodity bets and shorting financials. He then went on to state categorically that this was the most massive government intervention into capital markets since the 1930s when President Franklin Roosevelt closed the banks.

I feel his view carries considerable weight. He is a contemporary of mine in Canadian financial circles and is one of the brightest, well-informed individuals that I have had the pleasure to know. He is also a member in good standing of the financial establishment, so for him to make this allegation is truly significant.

I well remember when, a number of years ago, Coxe summarily dismissed my views on gold manipulation.

But now that activities on this front have become so overt and have spread to so many markets (stocks, bonds, currencies, other commodities, etc.), it would appear that it is becoming socially acceptable to finally acknowledge these undertakings.

Giving the Treasury a blank check
to buy any financial asset
deemed impaired from a vast array
of financial institutions,
including foreign entities
operating in the U.S., is akin to
opening Pandora’s Box.

The toll that it has taken on precious metals is perhaps best captured by a recent comment by Nick Holland, the new CEO of the large South African gold producer Gold Fields Ltd. In announcing the company’s updated reserve estimate of 82 million ounces recently, Holland stated that Gold Fields’ mines could not be replaced anywhere in the world at current gold prices.

He then amplified that remark by suggesting it would take a US$2,000 gold price or higher to justify making the investment in the company’s mines today. In my mind, silver may be even more underpriced than gold.

And in both cases, this has happened because price discovery is occurring in what I believe to be corrupt paper markets.

As I stated earlier, gold and silver were counterintuitively annihilated at a time that the banking and financial systems were imploding. I firmly believe this was not an accident and that it was done to reduce the attractiveness of precious metals as an alternative to paper assets. If you had correctly forecast at the beginning of the year what was going to occur, virtually any astute individual would have suggested that precious metals would be go-to assets, as they have traditionally been in past financial crises. Thus, I can only conclude the metals have been intentionally crushed by the financial powers-that-be to display to all and sundry that gold and silver are not the “safe haven” assets that they have been historically.

In an even greater irony, those wishing to buy physical metal in this price environment have found it increasingly difficult to do so. Stories abound of coin and bullion dealers frequently being out of physical metal.

And in those instances where it is available, large premiums to spot are being charged and lengthy waiting periods to receive one’s metal are often the norm. It would appear that, irrespective of what prices gold and silver trade for in the paper markets, the physical market is becoming rapidly divorced from the paper one.

At this point, it is my considered opinion that individuals should only be concerned about how many physical ounces of gold and silver they own, with the obvious caveat being that it should be fully paid for so that there is no vulnerability to any margin calls as a result of future activity by the paper predators. As I write this, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are trying to convince a very skeptical Congress of the merits of the massive $700 billion bailout plan for financial firms. Given the gravity of the financial crisis, there is little doubt in my mind that it will pass in some form and it will undoubtedly be hugely inflationary.

Essentially, giving the Treasury a blank check to buy any financial asset deemed impaired from a vast array of financial institutions, including foreign entities operating in the U.S., is akin to opening Pandora’s Box. How the assets are to be valued is obviously a key question.

If they are overvalued in an attempt to unlock the credit system, the taxpayer is being disadvantaged. If, on the other hand, the transactions are based on very depressed market values, what, in reality, will it do to help crippled financial institutions? What at first blush might seem like a creative solution becomes more problematic as one confronts the details.

Providing some empirical evidence is a study by two IMF economists that examined all systemically important banking crises between 1970 and 2007 (some 42 in total spanning 37 countries). The data is sobering.

In about 60 per cent of the cases, governments set up institutions to manage distressed assets and, with a couple of exceptions, the results were largely ineffective, often because politicians used undue influence. However, the truly disturbing statistic was that, on average, the cost of these endeavors over the past three decades was 16 per cent of GDP in the various countries.

Applying this metric to the U.S. in the current instance implies a cost approaching $2 trillion; nearly triple the current estimate being used. Perhaps even more disconcerting is the fact that in the past crises there were a mere fraction of the derivatives outstanding that there are today, making the current cleanup infinitely more difficult.

This whole event confirms my long-held belief that when push comes to shove, the U.S. authorities will not hesitate to debase their currency in an attempt to salvage the financial system. In the fullness of time, this will be wildly inflationary and should propel gold and silver to prices that would be viewed by many in today’s context as surreal.

No Dog in this Fight

October 17, 2008


P Jerome
Information Clearing House
October 16, 2008

For those of us who are antiwar, anti-government spying, anti-torture/rendition, and in favor of improving the lives of working people, this election season has been a nightmare. Most presidential elections are awful — months/years of commericials, punditry, and lying — but this year is particularly terrible.

Contrary to the accepted “wisdom” of the electoral experts, Americans are not so divided as we might seem. More than 80 percent of us oppose the war in Iraq, with the majority wanting immediate withdrawl (not “redeployment”). Larger majorities want an end to government wiretapping (and vociferously opposed the wiretapping immunity bill), a scaled-back military budget, and universal health care that excludes the insurance industry. Further, almost no one outside the beltway or the NY financial district bought into the “crisis” that mandated a $850 billion bailout for Wall Street.

These are not complicated positions, but we are given the “choice” between John “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” McCain and Barack “Threats in 100 different countries” Obama. McCain is beyond the pale for any but the proto-fascists among us, and even they have reservations about his health and sanity. But to question whether the potential ascension of “Saint Barack” is a good thing, to put into the play of questions of his militarism and support for authoritarianism at home, or to outright oppose his candidacy based on lies and war-mongering, is to invite the wrath of the “good liberal” majority.

Beginning with his 2004 convention speech when he called for “missile strikes” against Iran and Pakistan, through his 2008 convention speech imploring America to recognize the “threats of tomorrow,” Mr. Obama has based his candidacy no less on fear and militarism than the dreaded Republicans. After explaining to a liberal friend that Mr. Obama called for an additional 92,000 troops for the military, for expansion of the genocide in Afghanistan into Pakistan, and an accelerated war on terror in 100 countries (up from Cheney’s 60-country target list), she simply nodded and said, “This is what you have to say to get elected.” Say what?

I see. To appeal to the mass of the electorate, you have to take positions they oppose. This twisted “logic” would also seem to include supporting the Wall Street bailout and the wiretapping bill, in which Obama invested significant time and energy. In my naivete, I thought that any compromise geared toward “winning the election” by this logic meant taking populist positions that a candidate might otherwise not adopt. Yet here, Mr. Obama takes anti-populist positions to…win the election?

A candidate for office can only be judged on what he/she says he believes and says he will do, and on his/her track recrod. We have nothing else. In the case of Obama, we are supposed to believe he says and acts on motives other than his core beliefs for unstated other reasons. This is, I respectfully submit, nonsense.

When he voted for the wiretap bill, he said he wanted to have all “necessary tools” at his disposal for an Obama presidency. When he calls for more “boots on the ground” in Afghanistan, or for “missile strikes” in Pakistan, or “keeping the nuclear option on the table” in Iran, he means what he is saying. His vision is of an imperial America on the march, waging war in pursuit of unspecified “threats” with a bigger, better managed military. That vision includes domestic spying and austerity budgets for the foreseeable future.

So where does this leave that part of America that opposes wars of aggression, torture, extraordinary rendition, and the war on terror? Where does it leave people who want to resist domestic wiretapping or oppose sacrificing our futures for Wall Street profits? I know the drill: hold your nose and vote Democratic …again.

No, not this time, and never again. The majority of us do not have a dog in this billion-dollar electoral fight, and the majority will not vote at all, and why should they? If McCain wins, more war and more austerity. If Obama wins, even more war and even more austerity, but with no political opposition. By November 5, the same people will be controlling our lives, regardless of the election outcome. Real power never gets voted out of office. It must be confronted and overturned.

Martial Law in America…..”Ready to Roll”

October 10, 2008

News Article by: Naomi Wolf

Members of Congress were told they could face martial law if they didn’t pass the bailout bill. This will not be the last time.

Background: the First Brigade of the Third Infantry Division, three to four thousand soldiers, has been deployed in the United States as of October 1. Their stated mission is the form of crowd control they practiced in Iraq, subduing “unruly individuals,” and the management of a national emergency. I am in Seattle and heard from the brother of one of the soldiers that they are engaged in exercises now. Amy Goodman reported that an Army spokesperson confirmed that they will have access to lethal and non lethal crowd control technologies and tanks.

George Bush struck down Posse Comitatus, thus making it legal for military to patrol the U.S. He has also legally established that in the “War on Terror,” the U.S. is at war around the globe and thus the whole world is a battlefield. Thus the U.S. is also a battlefield.

He also led change to the 1807 Insurrection Act to give him far broader powers in the event of a loosely defined “insurrection” or many other “conditions” he has the power to identify. The Constitution allows the suspension of habeas corpus — habeas corpus prevents us from being seized by the state and held without trial — in the event of an “insurrection.” With his own army force now, his power to call a group of protesters or angry voters “insurgents” staging an “insurrection” is strengthened.

U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman of California said to Congress, captured on C-Span and viewable on YouTube, that individual members of the House were threatened with martial law within a week if they did not pass the bailout bill:

“The only way they can pass this bill is by creating and sustaining a panic atmosphere. … Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the first day and a couple of thousand on the second day, and a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted no.”

If this is true and Rep. Sherman is not delusional, I ask you to consider that if they are willing to threaten martial law now, it is foolish to assume they will never use that threat again. It is also foolish to trust in an orderly election process to resolve this threat. And why deploy the First Brigade? One thing the deployment accomplishes is to put teeth into such a threat.

I interviewed Vietnam veteran, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and patriot David Antoon for clarification:

“If the President directed the First Brigade to arrest Congress, what could stop him?”

“Nothing. Their only recourse is to cut off funding. The Congress would be at the mercy of military leaders to go to them and ask them not to obey illegal orders.”

“But these orders are now legal?'”

“Correct.”

“If the President directs the First Brigade to arrest a bunch of voters, what would stop him?”

“Nothing. It would end up in courts but the action would have been taken.”

“If the President directs the First Brigade to kill civilians, what would stop him?”

“Nothing.”

“What would prevent him from sending the First Brigade to arrest the editor of the Washington Post?

“Nothing. He could do what he did in Iraq — send a tank down a street in Washington and fire a shell into the Washington Post as they did into Al Jazeera, and claim they were firing at something else.”

“What happens to members of the First Brigade who refuse to take up arms against U.S. citizens?”

“They’d probably be treated as deserters as in Iraq: arrested, detained and facing five years in prison. In Iraq a study by Ann Wright shows that deserters — reservists who refused to go back to Iraq — got longer sentences than war criminals.”

“Does Congress have any military of their own?”

“No. Congress has no direct control of any military units. The Governors have the National Guard but they report to the President in an emergency that he declares.”

“Who can arrest the President?”

“The Attorney General can arrest the President after he leaves or after impeachment.”

[Note: Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi has asserted it is possible for District Attorneys around the country to charge President Bush with murder if they represent districts where one or more military members who have been killed in Iraq formerly resided.]

“Given the danger do you advocate impeachment?”

“Yes. President Bush struck down Posse Comitatus — which has prevented, with a penalty of two years in prison, U.S. leaders since after the Civil War from sending military forces into our streets — with a ‘signing statement.’ He should be impeached immediately in a bipartisan process to prevent the use of military forces and mercenary forces against U.S. citizens”

“Should Americans call on senior leaders in the Military to break publicly with this action and call on their own men and women to disobey these orders?”

“Every senior military officer’s loyalty should ultimately be to the Constitution. Every officer should publicly break with any illegal order, even from the President.”

“But if these are now legal. If they say, ‘Don’t obey the Commander in Chief,’ what happens to the military?”

“Perhaps they would be arrested and prosecuted as those who refuse to participate in the current illegal war. That’s what would be considered a coup.”

“But it’s a coup already.”

“Yes.”

Naomi Wolf is the author of Give Me Liberty (Simon and Schuster, 2008), the sequel to the New York Times best-seller The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot (Chelsea Green, 2007).

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FoundingFather1776 says: Folks, this is getting BAD.  America is descending into an orchestrated economic collapse and martial law will follow.  It is so obvious a blind man could see it.  The New World Order minions may even throw in a false flag “terror” attack to jump-start WWWIII and ensure no one in America speaks out against the coming tyranny.

I would like to remind everyone that the Government’s handling of the Katrina aftermath was NOT gross incompetence as the media has portrayed.  NO!  Katrina was used as an experiment.  The Government wanted to see what they could get away with in the event of an emergency.  They found out they could get away with anything they wanted.

For those of you who doubt the truth of what I am saying, please go back and watch the eyewitness videos of Katrina martial law implementation in my earlier post here:

http://foundingfather1776.wordpress.com/2008/05/10/it-cant-happen-in-america-it-already-has/

Yes, the news is scary and disheartening.  But take heart Patriots, the people of this country are slowly awakening.  TAKE ACTION!  Spread the word!  Share this blog, share other blogs and websites, show people the truth!  Give them the opportunity to take appropriate measures in the time we have left.  At the end of the day, no matter what tyrannies or injustice is heaped on the good people of America, I do not believe the Dictatorship of Goldman Sachs, Wall Street, and it’s corrupt politicians or their minions will win.

Currently, they are stealing your money & wealth with their fiat banking system and the “bail-out.”  Pension plans, 401k’s, even the value of the dollar itself….all being sucked into their vortex.

Your Freedom will be the next thing they steal. Or try to.


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