Occupy Protests Turn Violent On Conservatives

So It Begins – Occupy Protests Turn Violent On Conservatives

From:     https://swordattheready.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/so-it-begins-occupy-protests-turn-violent-on-conservatives/

Occupy DC Zombies raid and attack conservative “Defending American Dream Summit”.

As we have been warning would happen – Obama’s Army, the Useful Idiots and the Marxist Thugs decided to get violent.

They chose to attack the Conservative “Defending America Summit” in Washington D.C. this weekend.  As the video shows, no one was safe.  not families with kids, not elderly women – no one the mob decided they had a right to attack.

It gets worse from here.

Far worse.

This is just the beginning, and this is exactly what Obama and the Marxist thugs have been orchestrating and stoking following in the footsteps of the Blackshirts and Brownshirts of last century.

Absolute anarchy and chaos with mass bloodshed are next on the docket – followed by the cries to stop the violence, and Obama will oblige and then the REAL Change begins.

I have been warning that we are in for a repeat of the French Terror and Revolution of the 1790′s.  Anyone and everyone that was PERCEIVED or simply ACCUSED of having wealth, or food, or station – was butchered like cattle, guillotined in public.  Those mobs could not satiate their appetite for blood, and neither will this mob Obama is inciting.

If you think this is paranoia, just read their signs: (H/T lookingattheleft.com)

But if you want to get to the essence of what these Occupy Protesters are all about and what their aims and goals are – why not watch and listen to what they themselves are demanding?

You heard right – he said :

“You know that’s what this is and no good can come of this, nothing positive. You know I’m a communist, you know, look. Nothing positive can come about unless you get rid of America and everything it stands for…”

And that is the truth of what OWS and all the Occupy Protests are intended to instigate.  This Marxist creep’s comments are not fringe, but typical of what is preached and screamed at the OWS mob riots.

And not ONE mention of these things, not one mention of the rapes, beatings, muggings, property damage or destruction that these mobs are committing by the media.  And, it’s interesting how the Occupy mobs are supported in total by the Democrats.  Welcome to the change that was intended by the man these mobs put into office.

To Our Local Peace Officers.

To The Oakland PD (And Others)

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=197115

I know, I know, some of you in law enforcement probably hate me plenty.  After all, I’ve run a number of pictures and videos of you committing acts that were I to do the same thing you’d haul my ass off in irons.

You should be in jail for those acts, and that’s a fact.

But before you go off and commit another felony, er, “fire another rubber bullet at a cameraman“, I want you to step back for just a minute and ponder this.

Then I want you to fact-check it, because I’m right and I’m offering to save your (financial) ass and I don’t even want anything from you for the favor.

You’ve been robbed just like the rest of the 99%.

Specifically: Your pensions are not going to be paid.

Got that?  They’re NOT going to be paid.

Why am I sure of this?  Because they can’t be paid.  It is mathematically impossible for you to get the money and health care you were promised.  You were lied to by the very people who now “order” you to go shoot rubber bullets at peaceful people wielding….. cameras.

That’s right ladies and gentlemen in blue: You are getting screwed too, and you probably don’t realize it at this point.

But you will.

State and local governments have less than one-fifth of the funds to maintain the infrastructure that exists today.

They not only lied to you, they’ve lied to everyone else in our communities as well.

About a year and a half ago at a “Tea Party” event we had some political speakers trying to stump up votes for themselves.  They were running for county commission – the people who make the decisions for the local area.  You probably know your county commissioners by name.

I stuck my hand up at one point and asked “When am I going to own my house?

There was an awkward silence; the candidate didn’t understand the question.  He thought I was talking about having trouble paying my mortgage, of course.

I wasn’t: I was talking about the fact that if I stop paying property tax at any point I get evicted by the county.  In effect I do not own my house; I rent it from the county.

The consternation was considerable, but this is the point you see: The usual means of financing things like the road you drive your cop car on is through a bond issue that has a maturity longer than the road will last, and what’s worse is that the only revenue raised during that time pays just the interest!

Then the road needs repaved, and… we float another bond, with the first one still outstanding.

I know, you folks in the PD think I’m kidding.  The local folks would never screw you like that, right?  After all, you keep the community “safe”.

You’re wrong.  They not only would, they already have.  A local example from my area will make this clear.  Our local School Board asked for a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for roof and refrigerator replacements in the schools.  Sounds ordinary, right?

Well, it’s not.  See, The Board had already taken the money they should have put aside for this and blown it on other things.  How do we know this?  Because roofs and refrigerators have known design lives — you know this from your own house!  Your refer wears out and so does your roof.  So you should be saving 1/20th (or whatever) of the cost of a new roof or refer every year; this way in the 20th year you have the money to pay for the replacement.

Instead of doing that the School Board blew the money on something else – with these known costs and exposures in the future — then cried poor mouth when the inevitable happened.

Isolated incident?  No.  Look at the Mid-Bay Bridge here in Niceville.  Or if you wish the Garcon Point Bridge over near Pensacola.  Same situation; the latter already has effectively defaulted, the former inevitably will, as it too cannot cover the bond issues in principal and interest off the bridge tolls.  There’s no rational projection of traffic levels that will allow it to do so and yet in the former case they’re still spending more money they don’t have extending the bridge access road!

The same is true of your pensions.

You’re not going to get them unless you’re scheduled to retire in the next couple of years.  Down the road this is a certainty, because these pension funds are assuming 8% or so net returns.  That’s idiotic; the stock market has made a grand total of nothing over the last decade, yet at an 8% return it should have increased in value by 115%!

You’re going to get stiffed.

I guarantee it.

Some of you will retort “but we’re guaranteed that money by our state constitution!”  My answer is simple: There is no way that taxes can rise to a sufficient degree to pay for these promises.  It’s simply not possible for the people to pay that much in tax, and thus they won’t.

So why are you working for people who are financially raping you?  They’re lying – you’re not going to get paid what you were promised as it is mathematically impossible just as those bond issues will never get paid off as they’re effectively “interest only” loans that are for a longer duration than the alleged “improvement” will last!  The entire scheme on the bonds works so long as they can be “rolled” at maturity.  When they can’t – and eventually the lenders will refuse to stack more debt upon bad debt – the entire game comes apart.

Our entire economy at the Federal, State and Local government levels is a gigantic series of Ponzi schemes in this regard.  Medicare is the worst of all; between it and Social Security they have a forward liability of close to $100 trillion dollars, or more than six times the size of the entire economy.  If you have allegiance to The Constitution and Rule of Law you should be arresting the politicians and banksters, not the people.

If your allegiance is simply to your own self-interest you should walk off the job, because no police or firefighters union can make money appear that doesn’t exist, and your promised funds do not exist.

I don’t expect you to believe me.  Go pull the numbers on your favorite bond-financed “street improvement” project or similar item in your area.  Get the design life of that improvement and figure out the tax money that will fund payment of the debt.  I’m willing to bet that if you randomly pick on ten projects of this sort that the vast majority of them have incomplete and many will have no coverage of the principal, which means the debt will never go away — it will get ever-larger until it inevitably consumes all funding, making the payment of your promised benefits impossible.

Do your own diligence, ask your own questions.  Demand answers in facts and figures, not “oh you’ll get your money.”  Make them prove it — and if they can’t (trust me — you’ll find that they can’t) you might want to consider exactly what you’re doing out there every day with that rubber-round-stuffed shotgun.

You’re making an effort toward your own family’s financial destruction!

If you won’t listen to me, listen to Roger Waters…..

Then cross the lines or, if you just can’t….. simply walk off.

Shoot them Where they Stand

What do we do if and when the liberal communist left attempts a french style revolution to enact communist agenda in the United States?

We fight back you idiots!

We shoot them where they stand!

Take no prisoners, and mow them over with hot lead!

If you fail to stomp these animals down, then you deserve what is coming!

Pictures from Gateway Pundit

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Commenter Multitude thoughtfully says; “Individual conservatives need to begin factoring this into their primary decision-making process. To elect a Perry will have an effect of placing a Nixon into the White House during Vietnam protests; it is perceptually as bad as branding themselves as “another 8 years!” Romney will represent the globalists well, continuing Obama’s allegiance in principal but aligning with a different globalist faction that has slightly more interest in a U.S. representation (vs. the faction Obama represents that benefits from a destruction of U.S. economic hegemony).

The establishment Republican party has no connection with the people and will rightfully be seen as a vote for more corrupt reappropriation of public wealth for their cronies, before the goodies run out and the exploitation is ended by the death of the nation.

Do we want to be associated with more of this rape of the nation? Or will conservatives elect a primary candidate who will stand apart and attack the institution? The latter allows us to present the nation with a choice: Legal revolution via political means from within, via the tea party option, or illegal revolution from outside via violent means via the OWS and progressive national and union workers socialists option.”

Locust says: conservationism has failed us, this so called republic has very little time left to go, be ready.

The Obama regime is the “black flag”

The Obama regime is the “black flag”

The Obama regime is the "black flag"
Gunwalker never, ever had ANYTHING to do with drug enforcement or stopping the cartels. NOTHING. The reason that the Obama regime, which we all know is a treasonous Marxist-totalitarian enemy force, executed the Gunwalker program was to create optics (lots of dead Mexican civilians, dead Mexican law enforcement, dead Mexican military and dead Americans) that they could then use to justify the elimination of the Second Amendment via the U.N., specifically the Small Arms Treaty. ATF insiders have reported that the Obama regime was “giddy” that Mexicans were being killed by Gunwalker firearms. This is because these people are Marxists, and as I have said here repeatedly, Marxists lie and murder human beings as policy. Marxists believe that human life has no intrinsic value and that human beings are object pawns that can be used and exterminated without compunction in order to further their own goals and increase their own power. In this case, the goal is to disarm the people of the United States so that the Marxist-Obamaist regime can seize totalitarian, dictatorial power, overthrow the Constitution, and establish a global power matrix. This disarmament will be achieved (or so they think) by using the meme of American omni-culpability. In other words, everything is OUR FAULT.- Ann Barnhardt

How to Train the Neighbors to Hate (and Kill)

Machete: The most efficient weapon for mass-murder in Africa and it still costs less than a chicken

(Click here for an explanation of the above caption)

“…the President’s plane was shot out of the sky. Afterwards the French trained and elite Presidential Guard began the systematic elimination of Rwanda’s political opposition. Within twenty-four hours the Prime Minister, her UN escort, most of her cabinet, and the head of the Constitutional court had been killed. Every journalist, doctor, social worker, lawyer – anyone who given support to peace and power-sharing was hunted down and killed. The lists of names had been prepared beforehand.” –Linda Melvern on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda

File today’s post under “Divide and Conquer” with another advance warning to watch the videos before they’re banned by youtube.

Some of you with a background in psychology and the social sciences (or just a lot of daytime TV) might be familiar with the Jane Elliot’s Brown vs Blue eyes exercise which she started in a classroom beginning in the late 1960s. I could go off on a long tangent how doing the same thing today would get a teacher fired and the school sued in a New York minute. However, timing is everything and the original teacher who was able to shrug off the need for an IRB was able to make a long career out of repeating this stunt. When this is replayed on TV today, the thing of most interest to casual observers is how easily a group of adults can be divided and polarized. What I find more interesting, though, is how easily the same ruse is used again and again over the past 4 decades within the same country. There is no generational memory. I remember first seeing a video tape of this technique from the Phil Donahue show which was probably recorded in the early 1980s. However, it has been used on other shows in the 1990s and more recently on a college campus. I’ve posted some segments from youtube.

 

Oprah show circa July 1992. Side note: purses searched in background at 1:30. Remember, this is 1992.

Favorite quote:

“Act brown-eyed and you too can take off your collar.”

 

Part 1. The majority of this video appears to be on a college campus in the early 2000s. But, the beginning also includes a segment from ABC TV news in 1970.

Favorite quote from above:

“If they get power, who loses power? We do. Do you want to lose power? No.”

I like the stated premise behind the motivation for doing these exercises which is to use a ridiculous topical difference to illustrate the dangers of racism, negative group dynamics, etc. I’m definitely one of those people who believe in each person’s individual merits, content of character, goodness of heart and spirit and all that. One of my concerns is not only does that lack of memory thing keep creeping back every 15 years, but many longstanding perceived stereotypes still remain hidden not far beneath the surface. However, I don’t think old racism will be a major factor in dividing America in the future. It will remain a tool to some extent, but the key method for dividing the American people will be to accentuate the differences in how they think.

Let me take this a bit farther. Not long ago how one thought about the color of skin was the major definer and divider. (That for the most part has been resolved for the majority of people). Since then, ways of thinking and how they divide people have moved on to a long list of other concepts: abortion, gun control, sexual expression, religious opinions in public, etc. The focal points for discussion and debate have often involve combinations of concrete and abstract topics. Over time, though, this has become increasingly abstract with the result that people have more difficulty seeing eye to eye across the spectrum. Complete resolutions palatable to all parties will not be found. In reality they can’t be.

When these individual differences reach heightened levels between different groups, problems during public discussions soon follow. Since lasting resolutions can’t be found in the real world, one group will come to believe that the perception of reality by the other group is the problem. In the meantime, the gears in the old public dispute resolution mechanism either bind due to deadlock or slip too much as the points move father apart from disengagement. Either way, without careful maintenance and thoughtful correction, the machine which once produced useful civilized discourse will no longer function.

When one or more of the many sides involved in the stoppage proclaims that the “time for talk has come to an end”, that will be the signal that hope has been lost for the machine. Next, the tools that had maintained the machine are first used to smash it to bits before being turned into weapons on the old operators. Those who want to defend the old machine or who think differently from the main group about what is needed to replace it are among the first victims. Differences in thought alone will define who is in or out of the ascending dominant group. The knowledge and training required to perform violence on the population is actually the simplest part of the entire process –the known methods are older than recorded history.

The Stanford Prison Experiment also belongs in this post today. I last posted on this back on 12-6-10 in Your Reactions are Known in Advance which included video segments later banned by youtube. The entire documentary was posted again as a single piece. Watch it while you still can:

 

The Standford Prison Experiment. Lots of black and white footage taken live from the “lab”.

Interesting to note that this experiment involving college students in California in 1971 was shut down after only 6 days. Even in the capital of the counter-culture, free love, new independent thought, and all that, I guess not much had really changed when it came to human psychology.

Also on today’s list of must watch videos is an after school TV special from 1981 which was based on another real-life school exercise:

 

The Wave [1981], Part 1

I’m not going to re-hash what so many other writers and documentaries have already covered regarding the rise of the Third Reich and the mass indoctrination of that population. On an side: do you remember when TV Programming was still called TV Programming by the TV Programmers? Every wonder why they don’t call it that in public anymore? Might be too much of a view behind the curtain.

What I will end with today is something regarding Rwanda –a nation where contrived differences were turned into genocide. That country’s mass media was used to incite the masses.

 

Rwanda: “…the most efficient genocide in history…the killing was done on an industrial scale…” and it was mostly done using machetes. Warning: video shows dead bodies.

The Khmer Rouge used plastic bags to suffocate a large number of their fellow countrymen. Passive methods of starvation, disease, etc have also been effective tools for mass-murderers throughout history. The training on how to kill is the easiest part after the longer more complicated process of indoctrination. But, as you’ve learned today that indoctrination process doesn’t take so long to accomplish when the conditions are ripe.

Who will seize it?
Will they use the ends to justify the means?

Any other questions? If not, class dismissed.

Harold and Kumar Assimilate to American Culture

STIHIE: Harold and Kumar Assimilate to American Culture

http://www.alternativeright.com/main/blogs/untimely-observations/stihie-harold-and-kumar-assimilate-to-american-culture/

By Richard Spencer

The following is an installment in AltRight’s ongoing series “So This Is How It Ends” (STIHIE), which chronicles instances of decadence and degeneration so advanced that one can only conclude and hope that we are living in a terminal stage of Western civilization.

We shouldn’t pretend that the greatest danger of Third World immigration is that the newcomers “won’t assimilate to our American culture.” The greatest danger is that they will!

Religions and holidays can be quite flexible, and there are many historical examples of the shells of old beliefs and folkways being filled with entirely new contents. Christmas might actually survive the state-sponsored deconstrcution of the American nation–and become something symbolized by movies like this.

Armageddon Coming

Armageddon Coming

From http://downwithjugears.blogspot.com/

 

by Gilad Atzmon

[Yeah, he's a Jew, but for this column he gets a day pass.]

It does not take a genius to gather that the Israeli aggression towards Iran would endanger every living species on this planet. Devastatingly enough, our Western governments do nothing to stop the Jewish State. That should not take us by surprise: our politicians are largely funded and vetted by Israeli lobbies that openly support attack on Iran.

 

Here in Britain Defence Secretary Liam Fox had to resign two weeks ago when it became clear that he was “breaching ministerial laws”. The British press went out of its way to reduce the issue of his resignation into just another gay-ish mini scandal. But we actually have strong reason to believe that Fox was working intensively for Israel. He was enthusiastically advocating Israeli interests such as a unilateral attack on Iran. Together with his best friend Adam Werritty, he was also funded by the Israeli lobby. We know also that Fox and his flatmate Werritty were in direct contact with Mossad, and were even warned by MI6 about it.

 

But Fox was not alone: with 80% of our leading party’s MP’s being Conservative Friends Of Israel’s (CFI) members, we have good reason to believe that treachery is now institutional amongst UK elected politicians.

 

As we brace ourselves while learning from the Israeli press about the IAF’s final preparations ahead for an attack on Iran’s nuclear plants, I would like to share with you a short passage from The Wandering Who.

 

In the following extract, I explore the exact genocidal scenario that Israeli pilots are now training to accomplish, in these very days. As much as it is clear that our treacherous elected puppets will fail to restrain Israel, it is equally and tragically obvious that Israel lacks the means to restrain its own madness.

 

“…I will try to elucidate this idea through a simple and hypothetical yet horrifying war scenario. We, for instance, can envisage a horrific situation in which an Israeli so-called pre-emptive attack on Iran escalates into a disastrous nuclear war, in which tens of millions of people perish. I guess that amongst the survivors of such a nightmare scenario, some may be bold enough to argue that Hitler might had been right after all.

“The above is obviously a fictional scenario, and by no means a wishful one, yet such a vision of a possible horrific development should restrain Israeli or Zionist aggression towards Iran. As we know, Israeli officials threaten to flatten Iran rather too often. In practice, pre-TSD Israelis make this devastating scenario into a possible reality.

“Seemingly, Israelis and Zionist politicians fail to see their own actions in the light of history. They fail to look at their actions in terms of their consequences. From an ethical perspective, the above imaginary scenario is there to prevent Israel from attacking Iran. Yet, as we all know, Israel and its lobbies are desperate to dismantle the so-called Iranian threat. My explanation is simple.

The Jewish state and the Jewish discourse in general are completely foreign to the notion of temporality. Israel is blinded to the consequences of its actions, it only thinks of its actions in terms of short-term pragmatism. Instead of temporality, Israel thinks in terms of an extended present.” (The Wandering Who pg. 179)

The Jewish State and its lobbies are the greatest threat to world peace. If we want to save ourselves, there is no other way of doing so than looking closely into Jewish, Israeli and Zionist culture, identity and ideology. There is no other way of doing so than scrutinising Israel’s unique and relentless attitude towards lobbying.

The issues we are dealing with here are not solely political they are actually deeply philosophical, psychological and sociological — and it is also about life and death.

Why Have White Pride?

andy7666:

Why NOT have White pride? All other races have this feeling.. Whites are supposed to forgo this, we go from having a love of our family (hopefully) to having a love of Humanity as a whole – anything in between this is seen as “racism” owing to political correctness and cultural Marxism. A lack of love or pride in ones own people and their achievements & culture means a total apathy or even worse a hatred toward it – NO other group will accept this – are Whites so special to have more foresight?

Locust: Our Time is coming, prepare for it, be ready to defend your homes and people against the darkness.

14 Reasons Why We Should Nationalize The Federal Reserve

14 Reasons Why We Should Nationalize The Federal Reserve

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/14-reasons-why-we-should-nationalize-the-federal-reserve

One of the most important steps that we could take to bring prosperity back to America would be to nationalize the Federal Reserve.  Doing so would allow the federal government to quit borrowing money, dramatically reduce taxes and eventually pay off the entire U.S. national debt.  Instead of inheriting the largest debt in the history of the world, future generations would actually have a chance at economic prosperity because they would not be forced to pay off the horrific debt of previous generations.  The Federal Reserve is a perpetual debt machine, it has almost completely destroyed the value of the U.S. dollar and it has an absolutely nightmarish track record of incompetence.  There are no good reasons to keep the status quo.  Our current debt-based monetary system will inevitably lead to a complete and total economic collapse.  We desperately need to make a change while we still can.  As you will see below, there are a ton of good reasons why we should nationalize the Federal Reserve.

Right now, most Americans believe that the Federal Reserve is actually an agency of the federal government.  But that is simply not the case.  The truth is that the Federal Reserve is about as “federal” as Federal Express is.

The Federal Reserve openly admits as much.  For example, in defending itself against a Bloomberg request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, the Federal Reserve stated in court that it was “not an agency” of the U.S. government and therefore not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

So who owns the Federal Reserve?

As the Federal Reserve’s own website describes, it is the member banks that own it….

The twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks, which were established by Congress as the operating arms of the nation’s central banking system, are organized much like private corporations–possibly leading to some confusion about “ownership.” For example, the Reserve Banks issue shares of stock to member banks. However, owning Reserve Bank stock is quite different from owning stock in a private company. The Reserve Banks are not operated for profit, and ownership of a certain amount of stock is, by law, a condition of membership in the System. The stock may not be sold, traded, or pledged as security for a loan; dividends are, by law, 6 percent per year.

The debt-based monetary system established by the Federal Reserve has greatly enriched the big banks and the people that own them.  This has been at the expense of the American people.

A private central bank should not issue our currency, set interest rates and run our economy.  Rather, we need to return control over the currency to the American people where it belongs.

The following are 14 reasons why we should nationalize the Federal Reserve….

#1 The U.S. Constitution says that the federal government is the one that should be issuing our money.

In particular, according to Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, it is the U.S. Congress that has been given the responsibility to “coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures”.

#2 Our current debt-based monetary system is a perpetual debt machine.  It is absolutely imperative that we nationalize the Federal Reserve and begin to issue debt-free money.

In a previous article about money and debt, I explained how more government debt is created whenever the U.S. government puts more money into circulation….

When the government wants more money, the U.S. government swaps U.S. Treasury bonds for “Federal Reserve notes”, thus creating more government debt.  Usually the money isn’t even printed up – most of the time it is just electronically credited to the government.  The Federal Reserve creates these “Federal Reserve notes” out of thin air.  These Federal Reserve notes are backed by nothing and have no intrinsic value of their own.

This process creates a huge problem.  When each new dollar is created, the interest owed by the federal government on that new dollar is not also created at the same time.

Therefore, more debt is actually created than the amount of money that the federal government receives from the Federal Reserve.

This is a Ponzi scheme that is designed to drain wealth from the American people and transfer it to the banking system.

This is why I call the Federal Reserve system a perpetual debt machine.  Today, the U.S. national debt is more than 5,000 times larger than it was 100 years ago.

Back in 1910, prior to the passage of the Federal Reserve Act, the national debt was only about $2.6 billion.

By going to a system of debt-free money, the U.S. government would never have to borrow a single dollar ever again.

#3 Our current debt-based monetary system requires very high personal income taxes to pay for it.  It is no accident that the personal income tax was introduced at about the same time that the Federal Reserve system came into existence.

If we nationalized the Federal Reserve and capped federal government spending at a reasonable percentage of GDP, it would be entirely possible to massively cut taxes and still keep our promises regarding Social Security and other important social programs at the same time.

I believe that eventually the entire personal income tax system could be completely wiped out and the IRS could be totally shut down.  This would save our economy billions upon billions of dollars in income tax compliance costs.

However, as an initial first step, I believe that we should eliminate all payroll taxes, all “self-employment taxes” and all taxes on the first $100,000 earned by every American.

This would provide much needed relief to the millions of poor and middle income families that have been hurt so badly by this economic downturn.

Also, I believe that we could instantly reduce the corporate tax rate to levels that would be competitive with the rest of the world, while closing corporate tax loopholes at the same time.  This would remove the temptation for companies to leave the United States in order to escape our brutally high corporate tax rates.

Yes, the proposals above would definitely cut taxes.

So where would we make up the difference?

Well, the U.S. Constitution provides one clue.  According to Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Congress has the right to impose “duties, imposts and excises” on goods sold in this country.

For way too long, big corporations have been taking advantage of sweatshops in the third world.  For way too long, other nations have used predatory trade practices to take unfair advantage of us.  For way too long, we have allowed nations with horrific human rights records to ship their goods into our country for free.

Well, we need to bring that to an end.  By raising tariffs we would raise money for the federal government and we could potentially start to reverse the flow of jobs and businesses that have been leaving this country.

Access to the U.S. market is a privilege, not a right.  High tariffs would be imposed on goods from any country that allows slave labor wages to be paid.  Very high tariffs would be imposed on goods from any country that is using predatory trade practices against us.  Extremely high tariffs would be imposed on any nation that does not respect basic human rights.

However, please keep in mind that none of this would work if we did not nationalize the Federal Reserve.  The tax cuts proposed above would be suicidal under our current debt-based monetary system.  But if we nationalize the Fed, we really could do this.  It may sound crazy, but it really would work.

#4 If we nationalize the Federal Reserve, there would be no more budget deficits.  If the federal government was a bit short one year, it would just print up a little bit of extra money in order to make up the difference.

It would also be very important to cap federal government spending as a percentage of GDP so that we don’t have crazy Congress critters creating a lot of inflation by spending us into oblivion.

Just because we would be adopting a debt-free monetary system does not mean that we could throw spending discipline out the window.  Rather, it would actually become more important than ever.

#5 If we nationalize the Federal Reserve, we would instantly reduce the national debt by 1.6 trillion dollars.  That is the amount that is currently on the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve.  The Federal Reserve just created this money out of thin air anyway, so it was never their money to begin with.  Some members of Congress have already proposed cancelling the debt held by the Federal Reserve, and it is a great idea.

#6 If we nationalize the Federal Reserve, we could eventually get rid of the entire national debt.

Under our current system, the U.S. national debt will never, ever be paid off.  We are 15 trillion dollars in debt, and at this point we add more than a trillion dollars to that number every year.

As I have written about previously, if the federal government began right at this moment to repay the U.S. national debt at a rate of one dollar per second, it would take over 440,000 years to pay off the national debt.

But under our current system we are not paying it off.  Rather we keep piling up more debt at an astounding pace.

In a system of debt-free money, there would be no more budget deficits, and we could actually start slowly paying off the national debt with newly issued “United States money”.

This would have to be done very slowly so as to not shock the financial system, but it could be done.  As U.S. debt becomes due, a small percentage of it could be retired each year.

It is entirely conceivable that within 30 to 40 years we could pay it off entirely without causing tremendous damage to the financial system.

#7 If we nationalize the Federal Reserve, we will eventually totally eliminate the interest on the national debt.  Most Americans don’t understand this, but each year we spend hundreds of billions of dollars just on interest on the national debt.  For example, the U.S. government spent over 454 billion dollars on interest on the national debt during fiscal year 2011.

Under a debt-free monetary system, that number would eventually go to zero.  That would save the federal government a ton of money.

#8 While there is certainly a danger that we would have inflation under a debt-free monetary system, the reality is that we are absolutely guaranteed inflation under the Federal Reserve system.

Most Americans believe that inflation is a fact of life, but the sad truth is that the United States has only had a major, ongoing problem with inflation since the Federal Reserve was created back in 1913.

If you do not believe this, just check out this chart.

Sadly, the U.S. dollar has lost well over 95 percent of its value since the Federal Reserve was created.

So, yes, there would be a need for monetary discipline under a debt-free monetary system, but it would be hard to do worse than the Federal Reserve has already been doing.

#9 If we nationalize the Federal Reserve, we would eliminate all of the financial bubbles that the Federal Reserve has been creating.

For example, there would not have been such a bad housing crash if the Federal Reserve had not created such perfect conditions for a housing bubble in the first place.

We should eliminate the Federal Reserve and allow the market to set interest rates.  Having a central authority that sets interest rates is just simply wrong and it creates all sorts of problems.

#10 The Federal Reserve has not been doing a good job.

In case anyone has not noticed, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has a very long track record of incompetence.  Nearly every major judgment that he has made since taking over that position has been dead wrong.

We are always told that we need someone to run the economy and that the Fed is there to keep depressions from happening.

Well, the truth is that the Fed actually greatly contributed to the Great Depression and it was at least partly responsible for the financial crash of 2008.

Now we are right on the verge of yet another massive financial implosion.

If someone keeps wrecking your car, you don’t let them keep driving it, do you?

#11 If we nationalize the Federal Reserve, we could potentially transition to “sound money” at some point.

There is great debate about this of course.  But it is a debate that we need to have.

But before we go to “hard money” we need to do something about this horrific debt that we have piled up for future generations first.  We simply cannot lock this debt in and expect them to pay for our mistakes.

We made this mess, so we need to clean it up.

Going to a debt-free monetary system would allow us to do that.

#12 If we nationalize the Federal Reserve, our local banks will have much more freedom.  Most Americans simply do not understand just how much power the Federal Reserve actually has over our local banks.

For example, just last year Federal Reserve officials walked into one bank in Oklahoma and demanded that they take down all the Bible verses and all the Christmas buttons that the bank had been displaying.

#13 If we nationalize the Federal Reserve, we won’t have trillions of dollars of secret loans being made to big financial institutions on Wall Street and in foreign countries.

Most Americans don’t realize this, but the Federal Reserve made $16.1 trillion in secret loans to their friends during the last financial crisis.

Meanwhile, hundreds of small banks were left out in the cold and the American people got no help.

This is rampant corruption and it needs to be stopped.

#14 The Federal Reserve needs to be nationalized because it is an unelected, unaccountable “fourth branch of government” that has gotten completely and totally out of control.  Even some members of Congress are now openly complaining about how much power the Fed has.  For example, Ron Paul told MSNBC last year that he believes that the Federal Reserve is now more powerful than Congress…..

“The regulations should be on the Federal Reserve. We should have transparency of the Federal Reserve. They can create trillions of dollars to bail out their friends, and we don’t even have any transparency of this. They’re more powerful than the Congress.”

To learn much more about the Federal Reserve and how it is destroying prosperity in America, there is a great animated documentary on YouTube entitled “The American Dream” that you can watch right here.

It is absolutely imperative that the American people get educated about the Federal Reserve and about why a debt-based monetary system is bad for us.

In 1922, Henry Ford wrote the following….

“The people must be helped to think naturally about money. They must be told what it is, and what makes it money, and what are the possible tricks of the present system which put nations and peoples under control of the few.”

The U.S. government does not need to go into debt to anyone.

The U.S. government is a sovereign nation.

So why in the world are we 15 trillion dollars in debt?

We have allowed ourselves to become willingly enslaved.

In the book of Proverbs, it tells us the following….

The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

By allowing ourselves to become enslaved to debt, we have become the servants of the international banking system.

Our founding fathers attempted to warn us about this.

For example, Thomas Jefferson strongly believed that when the federal government borrows money in one generation which must be paid back by future generations it is equivalent to stealing….

And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.

Not only that, Thomas Jefferson also once stated that if he could add just one more amendment to the U.S. Constitution it would be a ban on all government borrowing….

I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its Constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.

If we had implemented that advice, how much better off would we be today?

We can still do this.

We can take back control of our financial system.

We can nationalize the Federal Reserve.

We can dramatically cut taxes and eventually shut down the IRS.

We can give our children and grandchildren a future that is debt free.

We can escape the tyranny of the international bankers.

The choice, America, is up to you.

Race, Culture, and Genetics

Major Danish television station shatters taboo on race and intelligence.

DR – 2 is a Danish television network sometimes referred to as the “highbrow station” for it’s focus on news and documentaries. It recently ran a segment that shattered all taboos on the discussion of race and intelligence. The anchor and expert guests state frankly that all tests and studies show that IQ is strongly linked to race and ethnicity. The show declares that “fact are facts” and denounces anyone who would vilify social scientists for speaking the truth.

Science Journalist Leone Frank points out that there is a 16 point IQ gap with first generation Moroccans. Among second generation Moroccans, who have been showered with countless benefits, the IQ gap only lowers to 12 points. Part of the reduction of the gap is only due to European admixture. Frank explains that every study puts IQ at between 60%-80% heritable and only 20%-40% a product of environment.

Question Diversity.

From http://cofcc.org

Racism Towards Whites with Jared Taylor

We Are Not The Same!

Thug allegedly taunted parents after slaughtering fourteen year old girl.

Kelli O’Laughlin. Stabbed to death in racially motivated attack by a black male on parole.

A black male arrested for stabbing fourteen year old Kelli O’Laughlin to death allegedly sent text messages to the victims mother taunting her.

Police say the monster accused of killing Kelli took the teens cell phone. He then sent text messages to the victims’ mother taunting her and boasting of killing her daughter.

The attack took place in Indian Head, Illinois near Chicago.

This is the second time in the past couple months that a black male murdered a young white female and used the victim’s phone to taught parents. It also occurred after the racially motivated execution style slaying of two white college students in Tulsa, Oklahoma last September.

White people are being murdered, raped, and maimed daily in racially motivated attacks all over the country.

Four black men gang rape elderly white man.

Black on white crime is getting more horrific by the day. In Texas an elderly white man was abducted and gang raped by four black men. The perpetrators yelled racial slurs at the victim.

If the races were reversed, this would be the single biggest news story in the United States for the next several days. Instead it will be slept under the rug and hidden from the public. We need you to get the word out about this horrific racially motivated attack. Post links on craigslist rants and and other site. Share this story on facebook and twitter.

From KFOX14…

Socorro police are looking for four men who allegedly attacked and raped an elderly man who was out on his early-morning walk.

Investigators said the 70-year-old was walking Thursday around 6 a.m. at Valle del Sol Park on Valle Rico Road and Valle Fertil.

They said four black men got out of a late 90s Ford or Chevrolet van or minivan and demanded the man to give them money.

When he said “No,” they allegedly grabbed him, threw him in the van and raped him.

Racial slurs were being said to the man during the attack, police said.

The man is in serious condition at a hospital.

The suspects are black men in their mid-20s to 30s.

Black thugs attack family of white female who was burned alive.

Kirsty Theologo was abducted and burned alive by a group of black males in South Africa. Two other white females were badly injured by the same group. The attacks seem solely motivated by race.

Now the family of Kirsty Theologo is under attack and the family’s five pet dogs have been murdered.

From IOL News…

The teenager’s mother Sylvia Theologo found one dog dead in the garden at her Rosettenville home on Thursday, Beeld reported.

She initially thought the dog died from old age but later another dog went missing.

She went out with friends on Thursday evening to “get away from everything at the house” but when she returned at 9pm she was told her neighbour phoned animal protection to pick up their three other dogs.

“They died with foam around their mouths, which is a clear sign of poisoning,” Theologo said.

She was frightened because a man had phoned her and said he was watching her children.

“I keep them inside, but I don’t know what to do.”

She has five other children, four of whom live with her.

Phone messages which said “they got the dogs and the children are next” were doing the rounds, Beeld reported.

NOI and CBC preparing blacks for mob violence.

Recent language used by Louis Farrakhan and members of the Congressional Black Caucus seem to be urging mob violence in the United States.

Globalism and America? More from amerika.org

Prole-Run America (PRA)

When we go looking for solutions, we must sure we have correctly identified the cause of the problem we want to fix. Although that sounds obvious, most people confuse a problem for its cause.

Every problem that appears such that we recognize it has a cause and until we find that cause, we are treating symptoms but not curing the patient. To make matters difficult, these causes are often removed by time and distance from the point of impact.

As you wander through politics, you will eventually find that there is only one issue: the health or lack thereof of the civilization. Everything else is a method to that end. However, most of these end up being misdiagnosed causes and so even radical fixes do not in actuality fix anything.

For the heretical, a few examples:

  • Banks are not the cause of bankruptcy; bad regulation and mass irresponsibility are.
  • Bad government is not the cause of bad government; a clueless population that elects liars and demands unrealistic benefits is.
  • Crime is not the cause of crime, for example; degenerates plus tolerance for degeneracy causes crime.
  • Drug abuse is not the cause of drug abuse; misery, boredom and permissiveness causes drug abuse.
  • Degeneracy is not the cause of degeneracy; lack of will to make moral decisions plus lack of strong social standards is.
  • Pornography is not the cause of rape; a stultified desire for power over other human beings is the cause of both.

Note that cause/effect reasoning is abused in another way, also, which is the liberal tendency to blame social institutions and culture values for the failings of the individual. If Johnny drinks his way through life and ends up impoverished, the banks did it to him, in this view.

We have no shortage of mis-diagnosed causes of our decline, but here’s one example of a talented writer who has picked an intermediate cause and claimed it as the primary cause (in his defense, he never claims to have found a root cause).

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the reality of Black Run America; a nation where every institution is entirely devoted to protecting and promoting the interests of Black people above all others. – SBPDL

He has noticed something true, but it’s not the root cause. The truth of race in America is that all of our diversity-mania, anti-discrimination hysteria and perfervid rage for an egalitarian order is actually a method. This method aims to achieve something else, which is Total Equality (TE).

Since 1789, when the French Revolution overthrew the monarchy and created a republic based on equality, we have been living in an era without leaders. Instead, we are led by the People themselves, which by statistics means we are led by the most numerous group, the proles.

Today, we are living in Prole-Run America (PRA). It is run by proles, who vote, buy products and create social trends. Those votes, purchases and trends in turn determine what the power structure accomodates. The People are the focus of the society and its leaders, and the rest follow their lead.

Then, in order that we may see clearly what we are doing, let us imagine democracy to be divided, as indeed it is, into three classes; for in the first place freedom creates rather more proles in the democratic than there were in the oligarchical State.

That is true.

And in the democracy they are certainly more intensified.

How so?

Because in the oligarchical State they are disqualified and driven from office, and therefore they cannot train or gather strength; whereas in a democracy they are almost the entire ruling power, and while the keener sort speak and act, the rest keep buzzing about the bema and do not suffer a word to be said on the other side; hence in democracies almost everything is managed by the proles. – Plato, The Republic

When you hear about an “evil” corporation, realize that this corporation is selling products the proles demand. An evil bank is writing the policies that government commands and the People desire. Our evil politicians are in office because most of our people voted for them, even if on the basis of lies.

The problem is not our institutions, our leaders, or diversity. Those are intermediate causes. The root cause is that we have handed power to the group least suited to wield it, which is the average (meaning not distinguished by any superior performance) citizen.

The average citizen is oblivious to anything outside his little world. He is selfish, and doesn’t really care about the consequences to others. He litters, and drives too big of a car, and watches too much TV. He’s not suited for anything, except buying products and voting for manipulative politicians.

Prole-Run America (PRA) is what happens when we put all these gullible proles in charge of the most powerful nation-state on earth. They vote for pleasant illusions, and they get angry when unpleasant truths are mentioned, and do their best to bury them and drive away the truth-tellers.

In large groups, they band together and decide to take money from other people, or to make war on other nations like Libya whose only sin is not being a liberal democracy like us. The proles swarm and make trends, turning our culture from forward-looking to inward-looking.

They insist that every concept in politics, economics or the news be super-simplified until it barely explains itself. They will make you rich for pandering to their urges, making excuses for their failings, and offering them whatever venal act or product they desire.

As a result, everyone follows the proles. We need their votes, purchases and trends. Why have Beethoven when the proles want Lady Gaga? Why have filet mignon when the proles want cheeseburgers? Why have sensible politics when the proles want more free handouts, welfare and entitlements?

Prole-Run America (PRA) is the downfall of America. It is a once-powerful country destroying itself from within. Just as the evil corporations are not our problem, the evil Vandals are not our problem. They are just the coup de grace which will come after we destroy ourselves.

Our problem is the individual. The individual citizen, detached from responsibility or concern for consequences, follows his selfish and insular desires. In his wake, he leaves mounds of garbage and poorly-executed ideas. He doesn’t care; he’s getting what he wants.

Most of our fellow proles right now are congratulating themselves on living in the best time ever. They are blind to the fact that this country is disintegrating, and soon will be no more. They don’t notice, because they are distracted by all this free stuff, and good things to buy, and how important they feel.

Together the proles form a crowd, and unaware of the superior logic of anything more complicated than what they can understand, they join up like a lynch mob to smash down the bad ideas and replace them with “safe” ideas in which everyone is equal. The wisdom of crowds turns into brainwashing conformity:

We tweak our stories so that they become better stories. We bend the facts so that the facts appeal to the group. Because we are social animals, our memory of the past is constantly being revised to fit social pressures.

The power of this phenomenon was demonstrated in a new Science paper by Micah Edelson, Tali Sharot, Raymond Dolan and Yadin Dudai. The neuroscientists were interested in how the opinion of other people can alter our personal memories, even over a relatively short period of time. The experiment itself was straightforward. A few dozen people watched an eyewitness style documentary about a police arrest in groups of five. Three days later, the subjects returned to the lab and completed a memory test about the documentary. Four days after that, they were brought back once again and asked a variety of questions about the short movie while inside a brain scanner.

This time, though, the subjects were given a “lifeline”: they were shown the answers given by other people in their film-viewing group. Unbeknownst to the subjects, the lifeline was actually composed of false answers to the very questions that the subjects had previously answered correctly and confidently. Remarkably, this false feedback altered the responses of the participants, leading nearly 70 percent to conform to the group and give an incorrect answer. They had revised their stories in light of the social pressure. – Wired

Alone, we can make reasonable estimates. Together, we fall, because we influence each other and converge on a mean. This mean isn’t one that exists in reality, but in the human mind. We become locked in the intersection of narcissism and oblivion, unaware of anything but ourselves.

Our problem is not one of the issues on the surface, like diversity, the national debt, or the wars overseas. Our problem is that those problems came about because we cannot make decisions, because our motives are corrupt, and because the People cannot lead. Proles are not competent as leaders, and are even worse in large groups.

As a result, like Rome and Greece before us, we enter the slow spiral of decline:

In “Suicide of a Superpower,” out this week, I argue that the America we grew up in is disintegrating, breaking apart along the fault lines of politics, race, ethnicity, culture and faith; that the centrifugal forces in society have now become the dominant forces.

Our politics are as poisonous as they have been in our lifetimes. – Pat Buchanan, “Is America Disintegrating?”

We are falling apart because there is no center.

Instead, we have as many centers as we have people, each pulling in their own direction.

Equality does not produce leadership. It produces the destruction of leadership. Our country drifts without the ability to make firm choices. We try to be everything to everyone. When that doesn’t work, we fight even harder for universal True Equality, like cultists following a dying religion.

As we fall apart, the profiteers are always there:

Today, most authoritarian rulers prefer to keep a low profile. In any case, real power no longer belongs with the medal-wearing figure strutting in front of the crowd, but with the grey men watching from their corporate boardrooms.

To multinational giants such as Glencore, the world’s biggest commodity trader, which controls 50 per cent of the global copper market, 60 per cent of zinc and a quarter of the world’s barley, sunflower and rape seed, most of these dictators must look like pygmies. – Daily Mail

They would not exist if it were not for the proles who demand their products cheaply so that we can all live like kings, or at least whatever slice of kingly life an equal king can lead. Our politicians do nothing because the voters punish inconvenience and unpleasant truths, and reward pleasant illusions.

You’d have to be a fool as a politician to do anything but lie, manipulate, cheat and steal. The voters basically told you to do that. They do not accept true answers; they demand illusions instead. As a result, they sabotage their own prole-leadership.

Add President Clinton to the long list of people who deserve a share of the blame for the housing bubble and bust. A recently re-exposed document shows that his administration went to ridiculous lengths to increase the national homeownership rate. It promoted paper-thin downpayments and pushed for ways to get lenders to give mortgage loans to first-time buyers with shaky financing and incomes. It’s clear now that the erosion of lending standards pushed prices up by increasing demand, and later led to waves of defaults by people who never should have bought a home in the first place. – Business Week

They are only too happy to accept “free” things which are paid for with money taken from others. No one in the crowd expects to have to pay it back; they doubt that they’ll ever have much money in their lives, so nothing minus nothing is still nothing. Might as well get something for themselves, no matter the cost.

Some of the 40 million Americans currently receiving food stamps from the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may soon be able to use them at participating fast food restaurants.

Yum! Brands – the parent company of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, KFC, Long John Silver’s and A&W – is lobbying to have food stamps be accepted at their restaurants. – WALB

They have trained you to see an evil corporation and blame it. But that’s as off-base as blaming black people for the fact that liberals use them as moral shields for their own wrongdoing. “I’m nice to black people, so I can’t be evil, even if you caught me red-handed!” is a familiar refrain.

What’s going on here is a study in cause and effect. The evil corporation arose because the opportunity is there and the voters are too dumb to figure it out. But what set it down that path was illusory promises and irrational policies, set into motion because those ideas sounded pleasant to 300 million proles.

Prole-Run America (PRA). It will be the last stage of America, and then we can rebuild again. The next nation will start with a simple premise, which is that leaders do what is right, and not simply what is popular, trendy or profitable as the proles would do.

Locust: Interesting article, lots here to think about, my question would be how liberalism (globalism, socialism, serfism, communism, or whatever) the inept versus the elite explains the nature of blacks in Africa, where liberalism does not exist?

 

Israel fights to survive

You can take a nation and subject it to constant warfare, deprivation and even inconceivably apocalyptic threats. It will survive. But the minute it stops believing in its own legitimacy, it dies.

In Israel today we are seeing an old conflict, even an ancient one, playing out: is the government created for its own purposes, or is the government an outward manifestation of the will of a collective, organic group united by shared values, called a culture?

Our modern view is that every person is equal, therefore whether you fill Paris with Somalis and Inuit or Japanese and Peruvians, those people are still “French.” Why? Because they live within the lines on the map that defines the political agreement known as “France.”

The old school way (which is experiencing a massively powerful revival) is to think that wherever they live, people of French descent share certain values and an outlook on life, and thus are a united people, both culture and heritage. Move them to the moon, or Somalia, and they’re still French.

Pundits and other witty and underpaid (thus bitter) people love to tear down anything they see as above them, so they are targeting the notion of the nation. They want to replace it with the nation-state, which is a subset of globalism; nation-states are lines on maps, not organic populations.

As a result, these people have made the claim that no country can assert its need to be of a single culture, and still be democratic/free/whatever.

In response, Rivlin announced that he would not conduct any further debate on the issue in the Knesset Presidium, claiming that the bill does not contravene the essential definition of Israel as a democratic country. He did, however, express his objections to the bill, which states that Israel’s democratic regime would be subordinate to the state’s Jewish identity, and which drops Arabic as an official language.

Both Jewish and Arab MKs from the left-wing parties, as well as other public figures, have expressed deep concern about the bill, sponsored by MK Avi Dichter (Kadima ), which, in practice, does away with the State of Israel’s constitutional foundation. They argue, justifiably, that the bill contravenes the Declaration of Independence and its principles, and threatens the delicate balance between the state’s national identity and its democratic and civil character. – Haaretz

Those who object to Israel as an organic population are wrong, of course. All that is required to be a democracy is to use democratic means of determining power. There is nothing in that definition about citizenship, or even who can vote. Any democratic power structure is a democracy.

What they’re objecting to is that this is a democracy by a population for its own self-interests, and not the globalist ideal of the nation-state where anyone can wander in, rent a room and be a citizen. The nation has higher values than commerce and obedience to leftist dogma, which makes it a threat to leftists and international finance.

Israel has successfully dodged this problem for sixty years but now it is coming home. As missiles rain from the sky, Iran develops a nuclear weapons program, and the USA waffles in its support, Israel must face the hard questions. Is it a state of Jews and Judaism, or merely another place to rent?

Coincidentally, all of us face this problem. If you build a nice place, others want to come stay there and take advantage of what you have made. In the process, they obliterate what you are, and leave behind more of what can be found anywhere else. Diversity is lost. Specialization is reversed.

Dismantling an illusion

For a while on amerika.org there has been a raging debate about the financial crisis and who is to blame for it.

I pointed out there are basically two sides: The Open Society myth-propagating bourgeois, who somehow think our Postmodern finance-Capitalism still has anything to do with meritocracy. The other side essentially consists of the more historically aware people who have affirmed the fact that we do not live in an Open Society at all.

Our Postmodern society propagates the myth that we are all equal, to lull people asleep. Most people buy this crap because they personally are not ambitious and as such never run into the invisible walls keeping them back from the actually influential positions. They just want to be thrown their daily loaf of bread and watch football and they’re fine.

However, if you have ideas that are clearer and better argued than those of your superiors, in any organization you are regarded as a threat by the other control freaks. For this reason alone many incompetent people get promoted simply because they won’t get into the way, and afterward they can play the role of scapegoats.

The real masters never leave the shadows. Smart people in influential positions are dangerous because they know how to direct light towards those shadows. How would you run for a seat in Washington or Brussels without the support of the media? Without money by companies to bring yourself under attention through advertisements? You are just one man. You can’t get there unless you dance to the tunes of some larger fraction. Prove your loyalty and you may just have a shot. Raise your hand and wave bye bye to the Open Society.

Generally, people like to think that they are being governed by an authority that is capable and in the end wants the best for everyone. This goes back to a letter from Ancient Egypt where two orphans paid some guy to write that letter to the pharaoh for them. It goes back to the peasants coming out of their cottages to touch the mantle of emperor Otto when he traveled across their fields. It goes back to people massively coming to weep at Stalin’s funeral even though almost everyone had at least one family member that was arrested and transported to a gulag.

This should make clear why the Open-Society myth is still widely accepted. Put crudely, paperboy can become an astronaut and all that. Truth is this can only happen during a large political upheaval, when large chunks of nepotistic networks, the regular channels of promotion, are eliminated and when there is much pressure on getting competent people into influential positions fast.

I’m getting frustrated more and more by the cliché that: “Democracy is in the end responsible for the decisions, so it’s the voters who are to blame for everything.” Let me just dismantle this illusion by a few examples. The voters never wanted the monetary system to be used as a source of permanent bankruptcy by the American state. They never wanted mass-importation of Mexicans, Islamists, or Eastern-Europeans. The electorate never wanted China to be a world super power. The electorate never wanted the euro-crisis, they never wanted a failed Greek economy to be smuggled into the euro zone. The electorates never wanted serial rapists to be walking out on the streets because the prisons are too full.

I accept that nine out of ten people aren’t interested in politics, and consider it not as a matter of life importance, but as just another optional part-time hobby. I accept that most people would rather color pictures of the Boston Tea party and get an A++ for their History exam, than to actually learn about the causes of the War of Independence and be presented with a challenging test and maybe get a B. Heck, their parents will be happier if the test is easier, too. Because the knowledge in the world of nowadays doesn’t count for shit; all that counts is the paperwork to “prove” it. Which proves again the Open Society is a corrupt and infamous myth.

This is what’s going to happen: Let’s take a politically incorrect party, such as Wilders and his PVV. He’s never going to get anything done. He may have a bunch of seats in the Parliament and in Brussels, but he doesn’t have the state officials on his side. Because those are the factors that decide everything: Top-ranking state officials, lobbyists, the heads of big business, and the media. Bureaucracy. Money. Perception. That’s the power right there. They have all the knowledge, all the connections. Politicians can give a bit of commentary but they have four years to present an image of themselves. After that jack goes back in the box. Everyone is too afraid of their image so no-one ever dares to seriously reform. Hence Obama adopted the Bush administration.

A few years ago when a minister introduced an obligatory tests for immigrants, this is what happened: Turks and Moroccans, for example, had to learn the language before they could move in. Else they would have no reasonable prospective of becoming part of the society. Therefore this proposal was welcomed by a moderate majority of parliament. However it was gunned down by some court in Brussels because it contradicted some “inalienable rights”. Nobody ever voted for that decision.

Then a minister for the labor party came up and pointed out that many directors of public institutions, for example the cure cancer foundation and various variants of the feed poor kiddies in Africa foundation, kept major parts of the contributions to themselves. He also noticed there were reckless self-enrichment events going on in the banking sector. Hence he intended to reform that. And pretty much everyone thought it was a good idea. Then some constitutional court came out of nowhere and said: “No, you can’t do that because there’s no legal ground to make such a decision if it involves other people’s institutions.”

Do I have to spell it out for you? Democracy has very, very little to do with what actually happens in a state. There’s only one ground that is truly considered when it comes to drawing up a bill:

  • The executability (feasibility) of the proposal with the eye towards social stability

Let me do my best to make clear what politics really is: In my city it was calculated that many customers were lured away from the center towards larger-scale shopping malls in other cities. The prognosis was that this would lead to a serious decline in the city’s population make-up and the tax income. So they started working on a large-scale building program to re-invent the center.

However the Environmentalist party and the Christian party unleashed all hell and had massive rallies to gun down the proposal. In the end they had a victory during the elections. But when it came to it, they never abandoned the project. They just said: “Well, the point of saying that nothing should really happen is behind us.” They didn’t encourage the building-project but didn’t slow it down either. So, I noticed, apparently something has been set in motion and for some reason they lacked the power and the will to unplug it. The truth is they lack the knowledge, control, and oversight of what professional state-officials are doing. And they don’t want to look like idiots so they averted attention from the project and just muddled through those four years of governing term.

They made a mess of it and four years later the Liberals won the elections and made a coalition with the Socialist party. They picked the project back up, but decided to play it smart this time. They eliminated the section of the plan which had caused the biggest frustration, and pacified the most militant groups that had opposed the plan. The battle-readiness of the protesters had pretty much died down and they too had gotten weary of so many complicated procedures.

When I was on my way to the prole-protests, I met a biology professor. And he told me about how he sometimes had to deal with officials in Brussels. “I noticed something about them,” he said; “these people never speak to ordinary folks, and they live in their own bubble. At the beginning of the conversation they delineate the discussion-space, and if you say anything beyond that space, they regard you as having placed yourself outside of the discussion.”

Remember that those officials have more power than elected politicians. Because if they want to, they can sabotage the projects of the governing politicians, and the governing politicians will be punished by the governing party. The governing party will in turn be punished by the electorate for failing to execute their plans. Which is basically what you see happening already: New government promised more law and order and additional police, but they can’t realize it because of the financial situation.

This is what politics really is:

  • Raison D’etat veiled in a varnish-layer of Weltanschauung or ideology

State officials cook up bills and proposals to keep society running. In those proposals, all that matters is feasibity and social stability: Can it actually be realized with the current means in the current circumstances, and will implementation cause social unrest and civil disobedient against the state? These are technicalities that can’t move people, that can’t inspire people. They feel no connection to something as bleak as that sort of reasoning. Which is where the politicians come in, to “translate” the proposals. With other words to explain them with catchy phrases such as: “But we believe in the power of people to take responsibility for their own lives!” (budget cuts) “We believe we must ensure the social solidarity of our society!” (more state control)

I hope to have dismantled all of the naïve bullshit once and for all. There is a very long way to go between popular sentiment and codified law. The “experts” throw a few crumbs to the masses (for example entitlement programs). But if you fixate on that you miss the point of the real political struggle: The fact we are trapped in a state system that has its own stability as the only goal, in which any claims about ethics, values and morality are by definition reduced to private opinions.

With other words our state is a self-perpetuating engine, a self-rolling stone, whose trajectory can’t be evaluated in terms of a right or wrong direction. The experts are conditioned only to think: “Will this create a huge outrage if we do this, might it unravel the state?” For the rest they throw small benefit programs to chanceless people, inject a bit of funds here and there to stimulate business. Not because these things are Good or Just – it’s primarily to keep people docile. It’s just maintenance of the engine, to keep it running.

This leads into a discussion of proles versus elites in the finance crisis, but that is a wider issue that requires further dismantling of empty idols.

American foreign policy fails in the mideast

American wars since WWII have followed this pattern: find an enemy who competes with our superpower status, then discover some “reason” (justification) for declaring war on them, and then conquest following by a police action against a guerrilla army.

This was the pattern in Viet Nam and Korea, and now Iraq and Afghanistan follow it. We must construe our enemies as enemies of “freedom” and democracy so that we feel justified in smashing them utterly, and once we’ve done that, we try to fix the mess we’ve made.

In doing so, we start believing our own press releases, and actually bring “democracy” to these places. However, they are not ready for what we want from them, which is modern liberal democracy; they are too invested in their own politics. As a result, democracy becomes a method of brutality.

The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has said he would side with Pakistan in the event of war with the US, in a surprising political twist that is likely to disconcert his western allies.

“If there is war between Pakistan and America, we will stand by Pakistan,” Karzai said in a television interview, placing his hand on his heart and describing Pakistan as a “brother” country.

The offer was widely interpreted as a rhetorical flourish rather than a significant offer of defence co-operation. Despite recent tension between Pakistan and the US, open warfare is a remote possibility. – The Guardian

Not surprisingly, many of our former allies have turned on us. They know we are insincere, and a tottering empire which has corrupted itself by replacing its culture with commerce and a nanny state, made its people decadent, and lost sight of any goal except power and wealth for their own sake.

Our mideast policy fails when we expect these people to do anything but what they were doing before we intervened, which is make tribal warfare upon one another.

The US suffered a major diplomatic and military rebuff on Friday when Iraq finally rejected its pleas to maintain bases in the country beyond this year.

Barack Obama announced at a White House press conference that all American troops will leave Iraq by the end of December, a decision forced by the final collapse of lengthy talks between the US and the Iraqi government on the issue.

The Iraqi decision is a boost to Iran, which has close ties with many members of the Iraqi government and which had been battling against the establishment of permanent American bases. – The Guardian

However, it’s hard to blame these places: the problem is within our nation, not theirs.

We are the ones who can only motivate the voters to approve war when we construe our opponent as Hitler or a godless Satan.

We are the ones who are so unsure of our “right” to intervene, even if the results are better, that we later expend billions and thousands of lives trying to democratize the unruly.

We are the ones who are so neurotic in our own tentative approval of liberal democracy, since we’ve seen firsthand how it turned peaceful thriving 1950s America into a chaotic urban warzone, that we export it like a drug addict looking for others to share a needle.

And now, we are the ones to watch our fond notions collide with reality. In our heads, we are white knights bringing democracy and peace and love; in reality, we are another warlord intruding on their territory, and they want it back.

What follows is inevitably brutal.

A local military commander in the city of Misrata, where the forces which captured him took his body, said “over-enthusiastic” fighters took matters into their own hands when they came face to face with the man they despise.

“We wanted to keep him alive but the young guys, things went out of control,” he said speaking on condition of anonymity.

Few people in Libya — where thousands of people, including civilians, were killed by Gaddafi’s forces in the seven-month rebellion — say they are troubled by the manner of his death.

But if he was indeed killed by his captors, it will cast doubt on the promises by Libya’s new rulers to respect human rights and prevent reprisals. – Reuters

In the name of morality, we are the brutal killers without remorse. Do we expect people to believe our propaganda about being the moral alternative?

Of course not. Instead, they are getting back to business after the brief interruption of our silly moral crusade. Like church ladies dismayed that the homeless people we are “helping” turned around and sold those work tools to buy booze, we are projecting our own values onto others, and coming up short every time.

An Egyptian court has sentenced a Facebook user to three years’ prison for creating a page on the social networking site to publish opinions thought to be offensive to Islam and the Prophet Mohamed.

Judge Sherif Kamel, head of the Azbakiya Court of First Instance, said Ayman Youssef Mansour created the page “Al-Monadel Mard” on Facebook and used it to express opinions that threaten national unity. Mansour’s opinions were seen by the court as derogatory to Islam. – Almasry Alyoum

We have made a false world of ourselves from our comfy suburbs, the television advertisements that apparently we believe, and the political half-truths (“white lies”) we tell to each other to avoid being offensive and to make friends with everyone and anyone.

Our foreign policy in the mideast has failed not because the mideast is a horrible place, but because we went in with unrealistic expectations and never adjusted our fond mental image to match reality. Nature, being logical and consistent, simply served us up with the failure we deserve.