Archive for February, 2008

Another shooting in a “Gun-free Zone” and the predictable call for “Gun Control”

February 16, 2008

Guest Columnist: Kurt Nimmo
February 16, 2008

Guncontrol works

Watch Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC suggesting Obama should get behind more Gun Control:


Now that a mental case has accomplished yet another dastardly deed at a gun-free zone on an American campus, the corporate media is pulling out all the stops and calling for “gun control,” that is to say the squashing of the Second Amendment.

As a primary example, consider Andrea Mitchell, CFR member and wife of Alan Greenspan, the man who presided over the destruction of the U.S. economy. Guest co-anchoring MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mitchell introduced gun control and the Bradys into the discussion about the violence at NIU:

ANDREA MITCHELL: You know, it does bring to mind all the debates we’ve had over the years about gun control. I remember covering it on the Hill in the ’80s. Of course I know the Bradys and all the efforts they made, and it eventually persuaded Ronald Reagan to switch his position on gun control and depart from what was traditional conservative Republican ideology. And gun control is not yet a big issue in this campaign, but you wonder: Barack Obama is a senator from Illinois. Maybe this will become propelled to the front of the –


Mitchell is nostalgic for the good old days when Reagan was persuaded to step aside and allow the gun grabbers and control freaks to attack the Constitution. It obviously tickles Ms. Mitchell such a gaggle of statists were able to trash “traditional conservative Republican ideology,” now all but dead or at least existing outside of the corporate whorehouse known as Congress. Our Republicans, by and large, are now neocons, and the Democrats, staunch gun-grabbers for decades now. Both sides of the so-called aisle now agree the American people must be disarmed, although on occasion a Republican or two will step forward and defend hunters and collectors.

Of course, the Second Amendment is not about hunters and collectors — it is about defending ourselves against tyrannical government. Neocons and no shortage of Democrats understand this as well and that’s why they are determined to disarm us — it will be nearly impossible to impose their world government and slave and surveillance grid upon us if we are armed and even a small number resist.

Mitchell wants Obama to inject gun control into his presidential campaign. Barack Obama is careful not to alienate voters and prefers instead to tread what should be called the George Orwell line of reasoning:

“The city of Chicago has gun laws, so does Washington, D.C.,” Obama said recently. “The notion that somehow local jurisdictions can’t initiate gun safety laws to deal with gangbangers and random shootings on the street isn’t born out by our constitution.” In other words, according to Obama, “gun safety,” i.e., outlawing and grabbing guns, has nothing to do with the Second Amendment. It’s a safety issue, sort of like seatbelts. In fact, Obama agrees with the current statist and control freak mindset that dictates the government can restrict and even ban guns and still uphold the Constitution, sort of an updated version of Orwell’s doublethink:

Asked to elaborate on his understanding of what the second amendment actually means, Obama said that he does believe the second amendment “speaks to an individual’s right.” But he said that right could be “subject to common-sense regulation just like most of our rights are subject to common-sense regulation. So I think there’s a lot of room before you [sic] bumping against a constitutional barrier for us to institute some of the common-sense gun laws.”

Indeed, this idea of a “common-sense regulation” translates thus: you have a right to possess firearms, same as the government has a right to restrict and grab those firearms. Moreover, “war is peace,” “freedom is slavery,” and “ignorance is strength,” etc.

Meanwhile, we get the same old nonsense. Case in point, two writers from Scotland, where gun control — or rather, an almost complete absence of guns — has ruled for a very long time. Gun ownership, Caryn Rousseau and Chris Stephen write for the Scotsman, “is protected by a single line in the Second Amendment, staging ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be not be infringed.’ The NRA’s hard line is echoed by its champion, actor Charlton Heston, and his oft-repeated cry that if the authorities want his gun, they can take it from his ‘cold dead hands’…. But it is the cold dead hands of all those college students that motivate the gun-control lobby.”

In fact, this is a canard, as the NRA has in the recent past teamed up with classic gun-grabbers such as Chuck Schumer, Carolyn McCarthy, and Pat Leahy, to make sure veterans are unable to protect themselves, thus helping to pass HR 2640, the Veterans Disarmament Act.

Mitchell and crew, spanning the width of the corporate Operation Mockingbird media, are crowing in unison now that the Supreme Court has agreed to take up the District of Columbia’s gun laws. It will prove to be the most of important ruling on the Second Amendment of our time, as the court has not ruled on the Second Amendment since 1939.

Of course, it was simply a coincidence that yet another horrific act of violence perpetuated against students occurred as this landmark case moves toward resolution. Same as it is a coincidence Andrea Mitchell and the CIA compromised corporate media are dredging up the Bradys and the surrender of Ronald Reagan, who told us he was a dyed-in-the-wool constitutionalist.

A Guest Columnist on the coming Financial Armageddon

February 11, 2008

Holy Freaking Financial Armageddon, Batman…
Bob Chapman

Holy Freaking Financial Armageddon, Batman. That’s a Mind-Blowing 4.2 Trillion Dollars of Losses!!!

If you’re still wondering what the current credit-crunch catastrophe is all about, you need look no further than the offices occupied by credit managers and loan underwriters at banks and lending institutions around the world. Each time one of these poor, unfortunate souls picks up a loan file, bullets of sweat start to run down their foreheads as their minds are filled with ominous foreboding and their hearts are gripped by a deadly mixture of bone-chilling horror and stark, raving terror, wondering whether this particular loan will be the one that ends their career and the very handsome salaries and bonuses that they have become accustomed to receiving over the past several years during which defaults have been virtually nonexistent. What are they afraid of?

According to a recent article by Jim Willie, there are a total of some 10.4 trillion dollars worth of dollar-denominated bonds of which at least 7 trillion dollars worth are prime AAA and of which about 1.4 trillion dollars worth are subprime BBB, with the remainder being Alt-A’s which are somewhere in between. He further states that according to the various bond indices, the prime bonds have lost about 30% of their value, amounting to a loss of about 2.1 trillion dollars, which Wall Street refuses to even discuss, while the subprime bonds have lost about 80% of their value, amounting to a loss of about 1.1 trillion dollars. And let’s not forget the ALT-A’s which are kicking in another cool trillion in losses and which the pirates of Wall Street are still dancing around much the same way that a bandito’s victim would do a Mexican hat dance around a sombrero while bullets whistle and ricochet around his wildly moving feet. HOLY FREAKING FINANCIAL ARMAGEDDON, BATMAN, THAT’S A MIND-BLOWING 4.2 TRILLION DOLLARS OF LOSSES!!! Yes, you read that correctly, that’s trillion with a “T” and this combined total is close to one third of the entire freaking US Gross Domestic Product, which has just been flushed down the toilet in a matter of months!

These jaw-dropping losses on AAA, ALT-A and BBB paper are greater by a factor of 10 than the grossly understated loss figures that the three stooges of our financial system, meaning our corrupt government, Wall Street and corporate America, would have us believe! This unbelievable total of 4.2 trillion dollars of losses is spread around the globe, and due to our opaque and completely unregulated system of banking and finance, for which we can thank our farcical, fraudulent, feckless Fed, no one knows where the freak any of these losses are or who the walking-dead victims are! This is like a financial nightmare adaptation of George Romero’s horror classics “Night of the Living Dead” and “Dawn of the Dead.” And this does not even take into account the multiplication of these losses due to leverage or the further downgrading of AAA paper due to the loss of AAA status by bond insurers, which is the only thing that made many of these bonds AAA in the first place! If you were a credit manager or a loan underwriter, would you approve a multi-million or multi-billion dollar loan to anyone for any reason unless you were absolutely 100% sure you would get repaid on time? Every time you pick up a file, it’s like playing Russian roulette with your career for crying out loud! And you were wondering why we have a credit crunch? We wonder why any loans get approved AT ALL! In fact, we’re starting to feel some of that bone-chilling horror ourselves as we try to wrap our minds around the immensity of these problems. What have these madmen done to the world economy?! If you’re a credit manager or loan underwriter, you’re not looking at a 70 or 80 percent recovery if one of these zombies is on your approval list. You’re looking at a big goose egg, a big ZIPPO, and we don’t mean the kind you use to light cigarettes! This is where a bevy of security guards show up in your office and ask you to empty out your desk after which they quietly escort you out the front door to your car and insist that you leave the premises immediately!

And Heaven forbid that anyone should so much as whisper anything about the potential losses from credit default swaps and interest rate swaps lest they die of a myocardial infarction from merely discussing such losses, much less trying to comprehend them, because the magnitude and consequences of such losses are completely unprecedented and beyond the ken of mortal men! We are told that there are 450 trillion dollars of notional bond debt covered by interest rate swaps, which is about thirty times US GDP. This is madness. We are told in “studies” that the losses should be limited to about 6%, or “only” 27 trillion dollars. That alone is enough to send chills up and down your spine while your heart palpitates. But aren’t these the same people that told us the real estate markets were experiencing a slight downturn and that it would be contained? And didn’t they say the same thing about the credit crunch? What if they’re wrong again this time?! What if it’s 7%. That’s “only” another 4.5 trillion dollars of losses! That’s more than all the prime, Alt-A and subprime bond losses put together (at least so far)! What if it’s 20%? That would be a 90 trillion dollar loss! That’s 6 times GDP for Pete’s sake! And what about all the lunatics who bought credit default swaps without buying any of the underlying bond debt. Don’t they know that in order to make a claim under a credit default swap you have to turn the security over to the insurer or you’re dead in the water? And what happens when the amount of the swaps exceeds the debt that is supposed to be covered. Is everyone supposed to play musical chairs to see who is left standing without holding a bond to redeem? Has anyone had so much as a single thought going through their heads while all this was happening?

This credit default swap situation alone is pure unadulterated lunacy, but we have not even mentioned the interest rate swaps yet. There’s another 600 trillion of notional principal wrapped up in these weapons of mass financial destruction. That’s forty times GDP in notional principal. Who was asleep at the wheel while these puppies multiplied? For every trillion of notional principal, all those who are on the wrong end of these thermonuclear devices by only a 1% differential between fixed and variable rates get to eat 10 billion in losses. When we get double digit inflation due to rampaging risk reassessment from imploding bonds and credit default swaps while the Fed attempts in vain to raise rates to stop hyper-stagflation as it reaches full bloom in its reign of terror, what if the differential between fixed and variable returns for those on the wrong end of these reserve-vaporizers rockets to 10%. That is 100 billion per trillion of notional principal. Whew, we sure hope the big banks who own most of these reserve-destroying financial meat grinders don’t have lopsided trading positions between fixed and variable rate swaps, but given what we’ve seen so far, we hold out little hope for a good conclusion.

Bank reserves are being eaten alive by loan defaults and asset write-downs faster than the Fed can replace them. That is because the fractional reserve system Ponzi scheme is now working in reverse and unraveling big-time. This is why Hanky Panky Paulson is running around trying to figure out how to stop the defaults that are bleeding the banks dry. The Fed and Wall Street made a big blunder and grossly underestimated the percentage of loan defaults from toxic waste and the impact that this would have in non-subprime sectors while they grossly overestimated the liquidity of this kind of maniac paper and falsely boosted its credit rating. And remember, the Fed cannot control the creation of credit by non-bank institutions, which are also getting hammered. The bank’s that dabbled in toxic waste must either borrow reserves from the Fed, or call in a total of demand loans equal to 7 or 8 times the amount of reserves that have been lost or they will become insolvent and have to be liquidated by the FDIC which in the end won’t even be able to pay losses at pennies on the dollar as the entire financial system comes tumbling down unceremoniously. That is why the discount window is wide open. If banks are forced to call in loans, the party is over. The whole system will implode and deflate. The banks can’t even roll over the paper they used to fund mortgage loans and the government has had to step in with the FHLB and Fannie and Freddie to replace the lost loan capital. The Fed is fighting so many battles on so many fronts that their heads must be spinning like Linda Blair’s character in “The Exorcist.”

While all this is happening, the over six hundred billion in home equity loans that fueled consumer spending last year have been completely cut off. Two trillion dollars of home value has been lost on account of declining home values as the real estate market explodes and goes down in flames and who knows how much in stock losses has been suffered since the end of 2007. Does anyone have any money or equity left, we wonder? What will fuel consumer spending and stop the economy from going into a deep recession. The ISM services sector reading has completely collapsed while consumer confidence reported for the RBC Cash Index has plummeted to the lowest levels since the index was created in 2002. What hope does our economy have when the 150 billion-stimulus package is only one quarter of the home equity injections that will be lost for 2008 that helped keep us moving in 2007?

We sit here stunned and comatose as the circuits in our brains are fried by these financial lightning bolts. This whole situation is going to turn into a disaster of epic proportions from which we may not recover for many, many years, if ever. Move over Japan, we’re going to show you a thing or two about how to implode an economy so that it doesn’t recover for decades! The big banks are going to have to completely empty the sovereign wealth funds just to stay afloat! After this utterly magnificent debacle is all over, visitors entering the United States will be given the following greeting by US customs officials: “Welcome to the United Banana Republics of America. Please watch your wallets, as former central bankers are known to inhabit these territories. Due to the high concentration of unemployed bankers, brokers, loan originators and real estate agents, the use of shark repellant is highly recommended. In the UBRA, only gold and silver coin is acceptable as payment for goods. If you brought paper money, that’s fine, since you can always use it as fuel to keep warm. We hope you brought your own food because we don’t have any. But if you want to drink some ethanol, we have plenty of that. It has quite a kick too! We use it to stay inebriated so we don’t have to deal with our problems, which are endless. Be advised that you enter this country at your own risk. That is because all weapons have been confiscated, so you’re on your own. Have a nice trip!”

When the smart money finally gets a grip on all this madness, gold is not going to go through the ozone. Gold is not going into the stratosphere. Gold is not going to the moon. Gold is not going into the solar system. Gold is not even going intergalactic. Gold is going inter-dimensional as it passes through a wormhole and explodes past the Einstein-DeSitter radius at the outermost bounds of the visible universe!

Speaking of gold, it had a great week, especially on Friday, and finished up over $13 per ounce, while silver shot up $.38. The XAU and HUI gained back what the cartel pounded out of them earlier in the week. The USDX futures open interest dropped by a substantial 10,000 contracts, which means the phony dollar rally and dead cat bounce is over. Gold will move much higher next weak as the dollar drops into the tank once again. Precious metals stocks are raring to go. We had to laugh at the dollar’s rally against the euro as the ECB held while the Fed cut 1.25%. What a joke! No one believes Trichet’s bull about staying vigilant about inflation, but come on.

Bob Chapman is 72 years old. He was born in Boston, MA and attended Northeastern University majoring in business management. He spent three years in the U. S. Army Counterintelligence, mostly in Europe. He speaks German and French and is conversant in Spanish. He lived in Europe for six years, off and on, three years in Africa, a year in Canada and a year in the Bahamas.

Mr. Chapman became a stockbroker in 1960 and retired in 1988. For 18 of those years he owned his own brokerage firm. He was probably the largest gold and silver stockbroker in the world during that period. When he retired he had over 6,000 clients.

Starting in 1967 Mr. Chapman began writing articles on business, finance, economics and politics having been printed and reprinted over the years in over 200 publications. He owned and wrote the Gary Allen Report, which had 30,000 subscribers. He currently is owner and editor of The International Forecaster, a compendium of information on business, finance, economics and social and political issues worldwide, which reaches 10,000 investors and brokers monthly directly, and parts of his publication are picked up by 60 different websites weekly exposing his ideas to over 10 million investors a week.

In June of 1991, at the request of business associates, and due to retirement boredom, he began writing the International Forecaster.


A Guest Columnist on Gold……..

February 6, 2008
The Patriotic and Moral Imperative for Owning Gold and Silver
Johnny Silver Bear

Old GloryI pledge allegiance to the flag…

Remember when you learned those words? It was back when everything was simple. The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, the circulation manager of the Boston based “The Youth’s Companion” magazine. The end of the Nineteenth Century was a much simpler time. The world was a much simpler place. It not so simple anymore.

When we recite those seemingly patriotic words, what are we really pledging our allegiance to? To the flag? To the United States? To the Republic for which it stands?

If we are to pledge our allegiance, let it be to an ideal. That ideal should be the American way of life as prescribed by the Constitution. The Constitution was designed to provide the essential ingredient in the recipe for the American Dream. It provided the “roadmap” that gave our forefathers the opportunity to make this country great. That greatness was born out of the sweat and blood of a liberated citizenry.

…of the United States of America.

Freedom as a concept and an ideal is under attack in America. Liberty has lost its meaning for many Americans. It often appears far less valuable than it really is. All too often, the unthinking trade liberty for the seductive illusion of security and stability. Just as Benjamin Franklin warned us, in the end they are left with neither.

We have reached a point where, once again, we must rely on the guidance of our forefathers and their patriotic initiative.

Upon reflection, it would seem that the “patriotism” exemplified by the founders of the American Republic consists, in part, of an allegiance, not to persons, not to offices, and not even to institutions, but rather to political and moral ideals. Such ideals as self-determination, the social contract, inalienable human rights, and additional ideals such as those enumerated in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

An attempt at the decimation of the ideals of freedom and liberty is currently being explored by an “Evil Corporation” that now plans to rule the world.

And to the Republic for which it stands,

Twenty-six-hundred years ago, in Athens, two candidates ran for office. Each candidate spent some of his own money buying votes. In every Democratic election in history, there have been candidates who used their own money to buy votes. Buying votes has always been an intrinsic part of every Democratic System. It is one of the reasons why Democracies are fundamentally flawed.

Everything evolves. Everything changes. For better or worse, nothing remains the same.

During Franklin D. Roosevelt’s terms in office, things changed substantially. F.D.R. figured out a way to, in his mind, improve the system. Instead of using his own money to buy votes, he would use the taxpayer’s money. This would change the face of American politics forever. By inventing more and more social welfare programs, he effectively bought more and more votes with the taxpayer’s money. You can always find a bunch of folks willing to vote for a handout. He, more than any other person in our Nation’s history, instigated a collectivist paradigm that would mislead our country, and place us in the precarious position that we find ourselves today.

Our present day politicians have embraced the collectivist ploy of social welfare, used it over and over again to get themselves elected and re-elected, adopted it as “business as usual”, and gone about their ignoble pursuits with a “job security is job one” mentality.

“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” — Frederick Bastiat

Our present system is a radical departure from the vision of the Founders. They understood the ultimate folly of Democracy and rejected it as unworkable. They knew that the majority would always vote for a free ride. They knew that the herd mentality is not compatible with anything nobel, and that conformity is the greatest single threat to liberty.

Freedom and individualism, are the only ideological tenets that can lend to our Country’s salvation. It is the individual states that make up a Republic. It is the individual persons that make up the state. Mankind’s potential is held within the core of every individual person, but that potential becomes diluted exponentially as the collective mind set is imposed and adopted.

Our country is now controlled by Fabian Socialists. The “Neo conservatives” are perhaps the most blatant perpetrators of the Fabian Socialist agenda with their totalitarian legislation and their reckless redistribution of our Nation’s wealth through sovereignty degradation with agreements like NAFTA and FTAA. This is the ultimate result of the one world vision of Cecil Rhodes.

Our flag no longer seems to be standing for, or concerned with “the Republic.”

one Nation,

The name of the game is collectivism, the basic precepts of which promote an ideology which dismisses nation, sovereignty, and individual liberties. It also suppresses notions of an omnipotent presence which stand in the way of our subservient indoctrination.

The world is crumbling down around us. And not only economically. We have allowed the orchestrated demise of the world as we know it by a group of misguided, irresponsible power mongers.

Why are these guys bad? Why do I often refer to these banksters as “the Dark Side?” Is it simply due to the fact that they are driven solely by a lust for power? While lust, avarice and greed are indeed Basic Biblical Sins, many people lacking moral stamina fall prey to the various turpitudes of modern society. While failure to resist the temptations of the Basic Sins is a mark of diminished character, it is, in itself, not all-damning.

No, it is because of their lack of cohesive vision. They have attempted to install themselves as the sole shot callers, attempting to rule the world, with no other qualifications other than their membership in the various “lucky sperm clubs.” The passed down institutional wealth that they have amassed, through generations of corruption and successful financial manipulation, has skewed their sensibilities. The ideals that may have seemed noble to their grandfathers have been set aside. Their sole motive for world domination has digressed to one of the lowest common denominator. Absolute greed, like absolute power, corrupts absolutely. With no benevolent vision for the future, they have systematically decimated the planet’s resources. The resulting imbalance is one that can now only be righted by the severe suffering of all of humanity, including themselves. They are maniacs who have painted humanity in to a corner that is, for all intents and purposes, inescapable.

under God,

In June of 1954 an amendment was made to add the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance. Then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower said “In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource in peace and war.”

As I stated above, the collectivist paradigm intentionally suppresses notions of an omnipotent presence. How many of our cherished institutions have been challenged, by law, to abandon the notion of an Almighty?

The greatest problems to consider, when attempting to deal with the Evil Corporation, are three fold. First, the people that are calling the shots, the Puppet Masters, stay behind the scenes and are rarely accessible. Secondly, the front line individuals that serve this alliance, (politicians, bureaucrats, academics, union organizers, mainstream media, etc.), have been, for the most part, kept in the dark when it comes to a real understanding of the ultimate agenda which guides their labors and the subsequent dismantling of the U.S. Constitution. And third, a pandemic apathy, which is the product of a ninety year misinformation campaign, has brought about a lack of opposition to this movement and has rendered the country, almost hopelessly, in the grip of the abomination which is the New World Order.


Indivisable! The Declaration of Independence spelled out, in no uncertain terms, our right to division. “When in the course of human events,” and so on. So now we must insure that the group prevails? That we do everything in our power to keep the herd together?

But wait. Enough of my ranting and raving. If you need evidence that the afore mentioned facts are true, and that collectivism is our main enemy, please refer to the research of an expert, G. Edward Griffin. His series, The Future is Calling will provide the foundation for most of what I have previously stated.

There are solutions to the problems we face. Most will require commitment, dedication, and sacrifice. But there is one part of the solution that is relatively painless. Although relatively painless, it is incredibly important. It is a simple act and it will only require your passive involvement. No armed insurrection necessary. Once you understand the source of their power, you will understand this part of the solution. So let me pose an analogy.

Suppose you go to a casino. If you are paying attention, you will notice that everyone is playing with chips. Why? Because the owners of the casino know that their customers, (marks), seem to be more willing to play their games with chips, rather than cash. They have, at least temporarily, demonetized Federal Reserve Notes, (FRNs), by substituting chips. Now let’s take this situation to the extreme. Suppose you could buy everything you needed in the casino. Food, clothing, shelter, everything. And you could pay for everything with chips. Now lets additionally suppose that you could also work in the casino, and they paid you with chips. Stay with me here. Let’s additionally suppose that you lived there all your life, that you raised your family there and that your kids raised their families there. Eventually, no one would have any need of FRNs. The casino would have successfully demonetized cash and would obviously be in control of the manufacture and issuance of chips. With the production of more chips, they could easily dilute the value of the chips you had already amassed. With that control they would have achieved absolute power in the casino. No matter whether you won or lost, they would win. They would rule the microeconomic world of the casino.

Hey, that’s exactly what the collectivist owners of the Federal Reserve started doing in 1913. For an update on that debacle please see The Nature of Money by yours truly. Instead of a casino, they used a whole country to get it started. They progressively got everyone to forget about gold and silver, to dismiss them as, in the words of John Maynard Keynes, “barbarous relics”. They didn’t want people to use gold and silver for money because they couldn’t manufacture it themselves.

They could, however, manufacture as many FRNs as they wanted. At the Breton Woods conference of 1945, they expanded the size of their “casino” to include most of the world.

The verdict of history must be that the Federal Reserve has failed dismally. Far from making financial crises impossible, as it initially promised, the Fed, in league with the Bank of England, intentionally engineered the first Great Depression, and it is about to present us with a Super Depression, which, IMO, will ultimately result in worldwide economic disintegration.

As the economic disintegration unfolds, all forms of savings will be decimated. Notional long term obligations like pensions are already failing as the underwriters fail. Institutional debt will be next. Social Security and Medicare are no longer sustainable. In the next two years we will watch as FRNs are so radically diluted that our economy will begin to mirror the Weimar Republic. This is all part of of the Collectivist’s ploy for world domination. Tear the whole thing down and rebuild it in the Fabian Socialist’s vision.

“The only difference between Communists and Fabians is a question of tactics. They may compete over which of them will dominant the coming New World Order, over who will hold the highest positions in the pyramid of collectivist power; they may even send opposing armies into battle to establish territorial pre-eminence over portions of the globe, but they never quarrel over goals. Through it all, they are blood brothers under the skin, and they will always unite against their common enemy, which is any opposition to collectivism.” –Taken from G. Edward Griffin’s essay The Grand Deception, a second look at the war on terrorism.

If you are not already familiar with the Fabian Society and its aspirations, please refer to Carroll Quigley’s examination, The Anglo-American Establishment. The essence of the Fabian’s agenda was incorporated in a stained glass window that hung in the Web House, a location that served as the group’s original headquarters, in Surrey, England. It is that famous line from Omar Khayyam: “Dear love, couldst thou and I with fate conspire to grasp this sorry scheme of things entire, would we not shatter it to bits and then remould it nearer to the hearts desire?” Please read that line again. It is the key to modern history, and it is the key to the war on terrorism: “Dear love, couldst thou and I with fate conspire to grasp this sorry scheme of things entire, would we not shatter it to bits and then remould it nearer to the hearts desire?”

A further dissection of the Collectivist’s agenda provides us with a glimpse of their vision; “War is the best way to remold society. War! Shatter society to bits. Break it apart. Then we can remold it nearer to the heart’s desire. And what is our heart’s desire? Collectivism.”

The ramifications of the their actions are so mind blowing in scope, that confronting them is beyond the capacity of most, including those who mindlessly abetted the implementation of their plan.

The only thing that “We the People” can do is to take on the individual responsibility of recognizing the problem and dealing with it at the source. Admittedly the problem has become almost insurmountable, but it still must be dealt with at the source.

The source of the problem was the initial demonetization of gold and silver which took place between 1913 and 1945. A large part of the solution is the remonetization of gold and silver today. Ownership of gold and silver is what empowers a bold and contrarian few to take control of large amounts of capital. Ownership of gold and silver is what will empower the masses to throw off the tyrannical bonds of fiat, and replace them with our Constitutionally mandated monetary system, thus protecting the tenets of freedom and liberty, and insuring a future for our children and grandchildren.

with Liberty and Justice for all.

The time has come for us to step up to the plate and do our patriotic duty.

Patriotism is a love of and loyalty to one’s country. A patriot is someone who loves, supports, and is prepared to serve their country.

The word patriotism comes from a Greek word meaning fatherland. For most of history, love of fatherland or homeland was an attachment to the physical features of the land. But that notion changed in the eighteenth century, when the ideals of personal freedoms and liberty strongly emerged into political thought. Patriotism was still a love of one’s country that included connections to the land and people, but then also included its customs and traditions, pride in its history, and devotion to its welfare.

Today most people agree that patriotism also involves service to their country, but many disagree on how to best perform such service. Some believe that the national government speaks for a country; therefore, all its citizens should actively support government policies and actions. Others argue that a true patriot speaks out when convinced that their country is following an unwise or unjust action.

“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” — Haile Selassie

When was the last time that you acted in a manner that would help insure your personal liberties and freedoms? When have you acted in a manner that did not simply depend on the Government to protect and take care of you. The solution will come as a result of our individual actions. There are no groups on our side. The larger the group, the larger the problem.

I will be forever imploring you to own up to your individual patriotic responsibilities. One easy way is for you to do this is to purchase physical gold and silver bullion. In reality, compared to the amount of fiat currency in circulation, there is so little bullion available for purchase, that a concerted effort on your part could send the value of gold, and just as importantly silver, to the moon.

By participating in this simple, passive action, we can be part of the solution and avail ourselves a chance to survive the mind-boggling catastrophe that lies ahead. We are faced with an epic struggle against the tyranny of false money. Gold and silver are assets that are not borne out of someone else’s debt or liability. Debt based money is abusable and will, therefore, always be abused. Like the children in a dysfunctional family, we have been severely abused. Denial is not a river in Africa.

History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it’s issuance. — James Madison

Besides enriching ourselves through the exercise of buying and owning gold and silver, we can passively bring about some very important changes in one way that will really make a difference. As the price of bullion subsequently rises, more and more people will begin to see Federal Reserve Notes for what they really are; fake money, and recognize and appreciate precious metals for what the really are; real money.

If one half of one percent of Americans each went out and bought ten ounces of silver, that would amount to 14,000,000 ounces of silver. COMEX has much less than 100,000,000 ounces of silver available. That much buying pressure would have an explosive effect on the price. This could force the hand of the cartel and help change the world for the better.

Get the word out. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. Consider it your patriotic and moral imperative.

Buy gold and silver.

ostritchIt’s not what you don’t know that will screw you up, it’s what you know that is wrong. The spin you hear from the mainstream media is intended to mislead you. Open your eyes and face the future. If you leave your head in the sand and ignore it, you are only leaving your butt exposed for the world to kick. This all may sound like gloom and doom, but when you get a handle on what is going to happen, you will have a future filled with opportunity. Fortune favors the Informed.

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A Look at the Candidates……(Or “Why I support Ron Paul”)

February 2, 2008

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Loyal Readers, can you believe it is already Feb. 2008? Next week is “Super Tuesday” with 24 states holding primary elections to select delegates for the 2008 election!

With that in mind, and to honor the request of several of my faithful readers, I think now is a good time to take a closer look at the candidates and our current state of Democracy.

I know you come to “FoundingFather1776” to get the REAL TRUTH…not the false spin and pandering pablum that passes for reporting nowadays. Let’s begin…..

Hillary Clinton.

What can I say? Harpy harridan from hell. Wife of BeelzeBubba. Doyenne of domestic bliss in the house of the New World Order. Socialist. Liar. Scum. Card-Carrying Member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Bilderberg Conference attendee. Puts the “Eeee” in Evil. See:


Leon Phelps….The “Ladies Man?”

HS Barry O

Barack Hussein Obama.

Ladies Man. Not offensively Black. Not stereotypically White. Oprah’s secret fantasy (if she wasn’t gay). Card-Carrying Member of the CFR (and that’s not all…his wife is on the Board of Directors for the Chicago branch of the CFR). Only “mildly” corrupt (came in at #8 on Judicial Watch’s “top ten”). See:


And also:



Angry McCain

John McCain.

War Monger. Economic Blockhead. Angry. Bitter. Married to a drug addict. Original member of the “Keating 5” S&L scandal from the 1980’s. Hypocrite. Liar. Scum. Card-Carrying Member of the CFR.





“MITTENS” Romney

Fudge Romney

Mittens Romney.

Ken Doll. Creepy. Liar. Scum. Gun Banner. Flip-Flopper. Card-Carrying Member of the CFR.


A CFR Boy all the way:


Fat-Boy Slim

Fat Huckabee

Mike Huckabee.

Bug Eyed Demon. Warmonger. Petty thief. Corruption Personified. Made #6 on Judicial Watch Ten Most Corrupt Politicians. Card-Carrying Member of the CFR.



The Good Doctor

Ron Paul

Dr. Ron Paul.

Married to the same woman for 51 years. Doctor. Congressman. Has Delivered over 4,000 babies. Strict Constitutionalist. Modern-Day Thomas Jefferson. Staunch advocate of Liberty, Sound Money, Smaller Government, Non-Interventionist Foreign-Policy. Wants to abolish the IRS and the Federal Reserve. Voted against the Iraq War. Voted against the National ID card and all forms of Gun Control. Voluntarily refuses to participate in the lucrative Congressional Pension plan. Returns a portion of his Congressional Office budget to the US Treasury every year. An anachronism in modern politics….a moral and decent man. Has NEVER been a member of the CFR!


Ron Paul: Stop Dreaming

Ron Paul: Paint the Town Ron

Ron Paul: When in the Course of Human Events

Ron Paul: Together we are Invincible

Here is a great site! Full of financial and investment information. If you scroll mid-way down the home page, you will find a treasure trove of Ron Paul links:

Dear Readers, being the wise and omniscient blogger you all know and love (with a flawless record for accuracy, I would like to humbly add) I have been asked by some of you *who* I would recommend supporting in the upcoming election, since Ron Paul’s chances seem so slim.

It is a fair question. It is also a simple one to answer. If you care about liberty, peace, prosperity, our soldiers and our country…there is ONLY ONE CHOICE!

Ron Paul – Now

Ron Paul – Forever!

If he is not on the ballot when I go into the voting booth…I will bring a big fat sharpie loaded with fluorescent permanent ink and proudly write RON PAUL! in the write-in space! I urge you to do the same.

<GACK> you cry! “I will be wasting my vote!” and you will go on to moan “I want my voice to be heard….I want to help shape the future of my country…I want to participate in the democratic process!”

Dear Reader…..I hear you. I share these goals. Have I not illustrated that ALL THE CFR AFFILIATED CANDIDATES ARE WICKED AND EVIL AND CORRUPT??? How can you possibly think you are “doing good” by voting for the least worst of that pathetic lot??

No… voting for Ron Paul, you are sending a message that makes the Men in power nervous to their very core. You are signaling loud and clear that you are on to their game…that you will *not* select a turd sandwich from their stinky buffet. YOU WILL NOT WASTE YOUR VOTE! YOU WILL BE MAKING IT MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE!

FoundingFather1776 is an optimist, but not a fool. He knows as well as you the odds of Ron Paul becoming the next President of the United States are slim indeed. Yet Ron Paul and his message of freedom is already winning! The establishment is nervous. They seek to marginalize the good doctor at every turn…and still his popularity grows!

Ladies and Gentlemen….our country has been stolen from under our very noses. We do not have real choices….only the illusion of choice….*Except* by voting for Ron Paul you send a clear signal to the establishment…AND you get a clear conscience. Now that is a “win-win” if ever their was one!

Finally, I know some of you may not be sure exactly what the “Council on Foreign Relations” is and why it is so bad that every candidate (except Ron Paul) is a member.

Here is some additional information on this nefarious organization:

Here is that traitorous, murderous, globalist, New-World-Order piece of filth Dick Cheney joking about how he was a director of the CFR, but “..never mentioned that back home in Wyoming.”

The CFR is so successful, because they back candidates from BOTH parties… no matter who “wins” the people “lose!”

Here is a short video, home-made, but it’s got a great reggae beat:

Last, but not least… is a fantastic essay that brutally lays out the truth of our current “Democratic” system. (Read this and think how inane it is to “waste your vote” voting for one of the “Main-Stream” candidates:

So, to reiterate….I cannot support ANY OTHER CANDIDATE besides RON PAUL.

The other candidates are morally reprehensible stooges of the “New World Order” and I am sick and tired of playing their corrupt little game.

Get out those FAT SHARPIES and head to the voting booths people! Write in RON PAUL and take satisfaction in knowing you have given the corrupt status quo the ole’ heave-ho!




As if this post wasn’t chocked full of fancy facts fabulously laid out already…..

I need to point out the reason for the graphic at the top of the post. You see Dear Readers, as much as it pains me to admit…. the system *IS* corrupt. Very…very…VERY corrupt. Dr. Ron Paul was robbed of election results in NH for sure and other states most likely. You know Foundingfather1776 always backs up his statements…so here are the facts: