- There was a time, before we became this place which we
now occupy, when we were in our formative years. I'm using the term "we"
here because "we" have accepted all the benefits of what we've
done as a nation and yet many of us demand to be exempted from the negatives
that being an American has come to mean today.
- This hallowed ground began with the blood of slavery,
oppression and murder-on-a-scale that no other nation in modern times has
even come close to matching. We didn't count how many slaves we had, or
how many were either worked to death, or tortured or just murdered. That
war was hundreds of years long and is still very much alive today because
it is no longer limited to people of color. The slaughter of the native
population accounted for at least 59 million people. And that too continues
to the present time.
- It's been 224 years since the Constitution was signed,
and as of June of 2004 we had invaded "other places," in our
zeal to expand American Colonial power, over two-hundred different times.
For those that demand "the facts" these are outlined fully and
concisely in "Hope and Memory" the May/June issue of Adbusters
magazine, number 53.
- Manifest Destiny and the Monroe Doctrine
were very prominent in our early days when we were very busy colonizing
South, Central and North America, for the 'new' American Empire. Communication
was difficult so when the rest of the world was told to leave this entire
Hemisphere to us - it was basically ours to deal with as we saw fit. As
colonial Europe had enough problems of their own to deal with; this American-abuse-of-power
is pretty much what happened in the deepening shadows of the Western Hemisphere,
at least until shortly after the Second World War.
- In a video reenactment of Marine Major General Smedley
Butler's infamous speech, an actor sums up Butler's 33 plus years serving
the fledgling version of the New World Order, reading that speech that
Butler actually gave upon his retirement. (1)
- Throughout this entire phenomena that the world knew
as The United States of America an entirely new kind of people were being
trained and brainwashed to ensure that there would be no rebellion from
within in this country, to virtually anything that "we" have
done to any other people whether here or in any foreign land.
- Instead of The Great Seal of the United States that is
the core symbol for this country designed by the Federal Reserve system
to adorn the money they illegally print for us-our national symbol ought
to be the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse-because Conquest, War, Famine
& Death have indeed become what this nation stands for today. Our so-called
president is nothing more now than just another dictator taking orders
from the truly corrupt in the Global New World Order.
- How did this happen without so much as even a murmur
of resistance in a nation so wealthy, and so theoretically powerful? It
took quite a long time but it was not difficult because it was based solely
on giving people what they had become convinced they wanted-the Great American
Dream! Or as George Carlin so famously puts it:
- "It's called the American Dream
- Because you've got to be asleep to believe it!"
- For most Americans "war" is something that
now happens only to 'other people' in other places. Consequently Americans
need not even consider the dangers or the risks of war, as they go about
their business of chasing the American Dream. But for people that have
known war, up-close and personal in their own countries war is something
that must be watched very carefully so that it does not again threaten
every-life; not just those things that might endanger the personal riches
that have been acquired. This is why Europe and most of the rest of the
world tend to view wars much differently than the self-satisfied Americans
with their smug detachment from the blood and gore, not to mention all
the crime and fortune building, in which they share as stockholders in
the greatest war machine ever constructed in the world.
- It is this difference that gave the German people the
strength and determination recently to stop the train filled with 133 tons
of nuclear waste; whereas Americans will not confront the forces of tyranny
whenever they must-because Americans are incapable of understanding what's
really at stake every time any government becomes an Outlaw against their
own people. The German people just showed us how it should be done!
- "17,000 police officers marched into the woods around
the nuclear storage facility in Gorleben in northern Germany on Sunday
morning looked invincible. Police personnel from France, Croatia and Poland
had joined in the biggest security operation ever mounted against protestors
against the a train carrying nuclear waste to a depot in an isolated part
of Lower Saxony's countryside. Helicopters, water canons and police vehicles,
including an armored surveillance truck, accompanied an endless column
of anti-riot police mounted on horses and also marching down the railway
tracks into the dense woods. Tens of thousands of anti riot police clattered
along the tracks, their helmets and visors gleaming in the morning sun,
and wearing body armor, leg guards and carrying batons.
- But by Sunday night, those same police officers were
begging the protestors for a respite.
- Trapped in black, icy woods without supplies or reinforcements
able to reach them because of blockades by a mobile fleet of farmer's tractors,
the exhausted and hungry police officers requested negotiations with the
protestors. A water cannon truck was blocked by tractors, and yet the police
still had to clear 5000 people lying on the railway track at Harlingen
in pitch darkness. The largest ever police operation had descended into
chaos and confusion in the autumn woods of Lower Saxony, defeated by the
courage and determination of peaceful protestors who marched for miles
through woods to find places to lie down on the tracks and to scoop out
gravel to delay the progress of the "the train from hell."
- The police union head Reiner Wendt gave vent to the general
frustration when he issued a press statement via the DPA news agency last
night saying the police had reached exhaustion point and needed a break.
Behind the scenes, a battle seemed to be raging between the police chiefs,
tucked up in their warm headquarters urging more action, and the exhausted
officers on the ground.
- The police on the ground won out. The Castor train
called a "Chernobyl on wheels" because it has been carrying 133
tons of highly radioactive waste to an unsafe depot was stopped in
the middle of the countryside and NATO barbed wire was placed around it.
Lit by floodlights and guarded by a handful of police, the most dangerous
train on the planet was forced to a halt after a 63 hour journey across
France and Germany." (2)
- But this problem goes much deeper into the very psyche
of Americans. What has been used to control us, just like lab-rats, is
that government learned how to control us totally by using the desires
that the Corporatocracy created, as bait, in tandem with this government
to get us into the mental-cages that we now inhabit. Once a person comes
to believe that they 'must have' something (a house, a car, some shares
of stock or a credit card) they know that we are so determined to acquire
the object of our artificial desire that we will do almost anything just
"to have it." People are by-nature averse to complexity. Most
want everything they think they need to know, to be reducible to a bumper-sticker:
However every financial transaction of any size, is anything but simple-in
fact most of these contracts are so difficult that most lawyers cannot
understand what they supposedly say. Does this stop people from signing
on the bottom-line: Of course not, because that might mean that they would
be denied what they have come to believe they deserve and now must have!
- This fallacy is especially true of what passes for their
choices when it also comes to the everyday rights and wrongs they encounter
in their lives. And assumptions about these rights and wrongs make up a
huge part of what most people think 'they absolutely know.' Unfortunately
when it comes to politics-in-America, this is the worst thing that anyone
could ever assume today. But that is exactly what happened to the general
population here, especially during these last ten years that are about
to end our way of life.
- The government of this country has existed in a shroud
of near total secrecy since its inception and most people have no idea
what kind of nightmare we have created for the rest of the world with our
power-hungry grabs of other people's countries and other people's lives.
Instead too many Americans simply assume that "We're the Good Guys,
sure the government makes some mistakes but basically we're about freedom
and democracy and we do what's right at the end of the day."
- This is a massive lie built upon thousands of deceptions
and the facts of so many illegal invasions and occupations throughout all
of our so-called history. That would be the same history that has been
scrupulously hidden from the public while the spin was sold as "the
only truth that mattered" throughout the last 224 years (And even
actually well before 1776 find the Adbuster's magazine and read it
- When I was young, back in Oklahoma, the police in Oklahoma
City decided that too many drivers were speeding and that because the cops
were driving marked cars the cops weren't able to arrest enough drivers.
So without telling the public about their plans they began to use unmarked
cars in the dead of night to chase down speeding drivers. They pulled alongside
the offending motorists and flashed a red hand-held spotlight on the driver
while demanding that the offending vehicle "Pull Over!" But these
were people that did not assume that government was 'on their side,' and
what they saw were not 'cops' but highjackers or thieves-so instead of
pulling over some drivers simply took their own weapons from under the
seat, laid the barrel of the weapon on the windowsill and blasted the dark
cars with the several large men in them, that had tried to stop them. Some
cops died, there was publicity, and the public was enraged: The law was
changed because some people did not do as they were told-instead they did
what they believed was needed to keep themselves alive and the situation
improved. This is what is now absent in the world of 2010.
- Why this difference between working people
inOklahoma City in the 1950's and the working people of today? I was one
of those who was taught to 'question everything' and especially those things
that involved "The Law." I understood early on that Laws are
not sacred; they were written by men and women and could be changed by
men and women. As time passed I came to understand that law and justice
are two very different things. The "LAW" has nothing to do with
justice or fairness or even outcomes: The Law is a game that is played
out in a courtroom by rules that the judge decides on as to which
facts and which events shall be admitted into "the case" that
is before him or her.
- We no longer have any system of justice because those
that write the laws and those that supposedly enforce the laws do not need
to obey the laws: That's because these laws were made to control us and
do not to apply to those who created them. We have been captured by our
own system that was supposed to have been created to protect us. The sword
of justice bisects the gavel that symbolizes the bench, and is embraced
by the fire of that passion for justice which is never allowed into any
courtroom-even though it is that passion that created the need for "justice"
in any viable society, anywhere in the world. This truth has existed from
pre-recorded history right up through today's global-system that is failing
everywhere that it still exists!
- This is why George Bush can admit to waterboarding which
is a violation of international and federal laws and not even be hindered
as he goes about the country signing his new book. This is also why Bush
can admit in print that there were no 'Weapons of Mass Destruction"
in Iraq and yet the war, despite the fact that Bush has admitted there
was no reason for that war, goes on and on even to this day and no one
is charged with this massive war-crime. The reason is simple. Those who
make the laws believe they are immune to those laws whenever they find
it convenient to break the same laws that are supposed to apply to everyone
in this country equally.
- Cheney, Rumsfeld, Biden, Obama, Bush, and dozens of others
are all war-criminals and they have individually and collectively sold
out the interests of this country either for private profits or to the
direct military or financial-interests of foreign nations: Yet nothing
is done about it-because Americans have raised their leaders to the level
of mini-gods-and the rest of us let them get away with it!
- Again this goes back to assumptions which the public
too often makes. I've been watching and commenting on politics for over
half a century and one of the most disgusting things about this country's
'people' is that before the elections the candidates can be treated as
the fools they truly are. But after elections the office-holders suddenly
become omnipotent all-knowing "leaders." Their names must be
mentioned only in hushed and reverential tones and their thoughts become
veritable pearls of wisdom from some holy place that we mortals are far
too dumb to ever fathom. All of whatever they do is then wrapped up in
flags and the razor-wire of National Security where everything they do
is suddenly unknowable to the commoners and must never be spoken of, much
less challenged thoroughly on all fronts, in public, and open to the world
for discussion. Because of these things; this nation has bought into the
most fantastically-created, and effective-self-destruction of a nation
that has ever happened.
- This is nothing more than the most massive transfer of
wealth in history. To see this just look at Executive Pay, the Bottom Line
for those at the top (from 2008). The article did a comparison on
stock prices and their dollar intake and found that as it went up the stocks
went down (some were off as much as 41% during that time frame). (3)
- This shift of wealth from those that made such wealth
possible to those that do nothing but fire people, move their companies
offshore and steal the assets which they call creative-management is a
crime against us all. And for this they demand the highest amounts in
compensation which the world has ever seen-while those that work to create
these monstrous corporate entities are simply thrown into the streets or
fed to the wolves of callous and uncontrolled capitalism that still hungers
for whatever might still remain of whatever we might still have between
ourselves and the end of our lives.
- We're having so much trouble understanding these problems
because we do not grasp the fact that this government's job is to bring
about the end-of-us: It is not there to help solve our problems or keep
us alive-it seeks to kill us!
- There is no time for most to "get-up-to-speed on
this most basic of all the threats that we face today. The thugs of this
administration have begun to kick down the doors of this society while
they Taser, torture and murder people each and every day; without even
keeping track of how many they have done these things to. "The public
wants answers!" - They say. The public is worried about "Who
are these people!" But what matters is what will happen to every one
of us if we do not deal with these intruders-in-uniform when they come
to take us away, or worse.
- When you call the police because of a real threat upon
your life; even if the police do not show up-it is still your job as a
person to save your own life. Society delegated your protection to the
police-but the society that did that did not envision a time when the police
might be the ones kicking in your door. At the end of the day staying alive
is everyone's responsibility: To do that successfully you need to know
who is on your side and who is not! Why not take another look at what you
think this world is really made of?
- One thing is certain; we shall leave no footprints in
the sands of time; because if we continue doing what we're doing now there
won't be anything here to fight over for at least another million years.
- 1) War is a Racket 9 min video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3_EXqJ8f-0
- 2) German People in Unprecedented Rebellion Against Government
- 3) Executive Pay: The Bottom Line for Those at the Top