Its time we sit down and have a talk:
The Illusion of Choice Part 1
The Illusion of Choice Part 2
(Disjointed, unscripted and just words from an old redneck, but they are real and how I feel.)
Damn. I swear this guy is channeling my thoughts (or vice versa).
Problems and Solutions Part 1 of 4
Problems and Solutions Part 2 of 4
Problems and Solutions Part 3 of 4
Problems and Solutions Part 4 of 4
I have been preaching about being ready for the fall for quite some time (that link is but one of many examples). But I have not only preached to you, I have lived by my sermons. I run across various lists and only on a few occasions have highlighted them here. But maybe it is a good idea to share some of these, in case you learn something new.
Today, my buddy Ed at Not Another CONspiracy shared a list of 19 facts from The Economic Collapse Blog that addresses the de-industrialization of America and how this is affecting us, the poor folk in America.
#1 The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001. About 75 percent of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation.
#2 Dell Inc., one of America’s largest manufacturers of computers, has announced plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an investment of over $100 billion over the next decade.
#3 Dell has announced that it will be closing its last large U.S. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in November. Approximately 900 jobs will be lost.
#4 In 2008, 1.2 billion cellphones were sold worldwide. So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States? Zero.
#5 According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the U.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.
#6 As of the end of July, the U.S. trade deficit with China had risen 18 percent compared to the same time period a year ago.
#7 The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.
#8 According to Tax Notes, between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign affiliates of U.S. parent companies increased an astounding 30 percent to 10.1 million. During that exact same time period, U.S. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8 percent to 21.1 million.
#9 In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.S. economic output. In 2008, it represented 11.5 percent.
#10 Ford Motor Company recently announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in St. Paul, Minnesota. Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs are going to be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with Ford’s new “global” manufacturing strategy.
#11 As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.
#12 In the United States today, consumption accounts for 70 percent of GDP. Of this 70 percent, over half is spent on services.
#13 The United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.
#14 In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use. Today it ranks 15th.
#15 Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.
#16 Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products. Asia now produces 84 percent of them worldwide.
#17 The United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese spend on goods from the United States.
#18 One prominent economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.
#19 The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.
I gotta ask you rednecks if you have ever worked in some manufacturing plant? Most of the people who I know do or have. Many are telling me about even more plant lay-offs and factory closings that were once the very bread and butter of a small town (or, at least one of the key employers). I attended a “Job Fair” in Mississippi last week and saw a very old friend who had been working at World Color and she told me that they are shutting down that plant.
I spoke with representatives from Caterpillar who told me that even tho they were attending and manning the booth at this Job Fair, they didn’t have any active jobs available, except in their temporary operator program (this is code for “we don’t have to pay any other perks or guarantee even 40 hours per week”). There was a booth for a local plastics company, but they didn’t have any viable positions open, either.
As a matter of fact, I am not sure why they bothered to hold this event, if the truth be known. I must have asked 25 people, at least, if they got anything out of the event. Not one person told me they did. And this venue was PACKED out with every sort of person you can imagine, looking for a job.
There were countless community colleges and technical schools present and the spiel was that if you could get the grants, they could teach you something and you could use the rest of the money to take care of your other needs (I am not saying this is a bad thing, but the quest SHOULD be to gain knowledge that will put you to work later, I would think).
The entire group of unemployed workers, by and large, looked like a bunch of beat-down zombies looking for brains to eat. Unfortunately, all the non-zombies have already been eaten.
So, it is apparent to me that there will be little in the way of industrial jobs available any time soon. What does that mean? Well, you can always apply at the Carlisle Group’s table and get a job at Wendy’s. Or take any of the many sales jobs that pay commission only and hope for the best (lame assed insurance jobs).
Or maybe, JUST maybe you need to get prepared, just as I have been warning you for over a year.
TIP ONE: Get Real. You must realize you are being lied to by the media, the politicians and the experts. If you don’t accept this reality, then you will not be serious in your efforts to change your situation.
TIP TWO: Be Prepared. Figure out what you’ll need to survive and examine what you have. This will tell you what you don’t have. Start a plan so you can get what you need, but don’t yet have.
TIP THREE: Become Self-Sufficient. The more dependent you are on others, the less likely your chances of survival. Start with the basics: food and water. Do you have a plan for feeding yourself if the food supply chain breaks down, supermarkets go out of business and your cupboards are bare?
TIP FOUR: Be Secure. As things get worse, those that have will become targets of those who have not. Is your home secure? Are you hiding your “wealth” and looking poor? Are your assets easy to get to but securely protected?
TIP FIVE: Get Off the Grid. As resources dwindle a steady, reliable source of power will become a necessity. Solar, wind and hydropower are all within the reach of the individual, depending on your location. Transportation
needs also must be considered, especially if you are reliant on public transit. Do you have a bicycle?
TIP SIX: Get Out of the Dollar. You will need an emergency fund. Dollars are not the currency you want this fund in. Think precious metals and buying a safe to store them in as your bank may not be around much longer.
TIP SEVEN: Think Individually, Act Privately. Be brutally honest about your skills. If your skill set will enable you to do things that others are going to need, you’ve just improved your odds of survival.
TIP EIGHT: Educate Yourself and Your Family. Go old school. Read books. Don’t satisfy yourself reading just those who mimic your beliefs; read about alternative viewpoints, too. The more you know, the more you grow. The wise man learns something new every day. When was the last time you learned something new?
TIP NINE: Investigate the Opportunities. Every situation has opportunities, even our current economic climate. Keep your outlook positive, surround yourself with upbeat people and keep your eyes open for opportunities to present themselves. They will. Just make sure that you seize them when they do.
There is a Tenth Tip, but I won’t feature it here, for if you are hurting for money, one of the last things you (or I) can do is buy a video. Maybe this site will find some way to offer the video in some other format, if they are serious about helping. But, as I review the other hints, I can’t find much to argue with and have done most of it, personally.
I am actively working to set up my “network” or “community”. This is nothing more than trusted friends who have something to offer the community when the SHTF. I am becoming much more vocal in real life (as an example, I recently turned on my next door neighbor to the eBook, “Earth’s Forbidden Secrets” that I featured here by Max Igan. This work is a preface to understanding my goal of community and how we can defeat the current, corrupt system. You can also access it from the sidebar on the right.
Of course the 2000 election was f’ed with. Then to have such a Senate Committee [more money]… and then do nothing… geeece. Same ole shit.
I recently had a conversation on Facebook with a friend who is married to an old classmate of mine. I don’t really know this guy very well, but in many cases, he appears to be intelligent and thoughtful (as a matter of fact, his wife introduced us by telling me how much he and I think alike… how she believes that is beyond me). I have seen him display love and caring towards others, but in a display of “falling for the divide” and making sure he jumps in on the correct side (he linked to Townhall, if that gives you any indication what “side” he may prefer), he shows just how un-Christlike today’s American Christians can be.
You probably have heard about this Mississippi doctor who wrote an article in the Jackson, MS paper that said we have a “culture crisis” (<——– BEWARE: That is a link to Boortz) going on in the healthcare of this country.
Dear Mr. President:
During my shift in the Emergency Room last night, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient whose smile revealed an expensive shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly tattoos, who wore a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and who chatted on a new cellular telephone equipped with a popular R&B ringtone.
While glancing over her patient chart, I happened to notice that her payer status was listed as “Medicaid”! During my examination of her, the patient informed me that she smokes more than one pack of cigarettes every day, eats only at fast-food take-outs, and somehow still has money to buy pretzels and beer. And, you and our Congress expect me to pay for this woman’s health care? I contend that our nation’s “health care crisis” is not the result of a shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. Rather, it is the result of a “crisis of culture” a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on luxuries and vices while refusing to take care of one’s self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance. It is a culture based in the irresponsible credo that “I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me”. Once you fix this “culture crisis” that rewards irresponsibility and dependency, you’ll be amazed at how quickly our nation’s health care difficulties will disappear.
ROGER STARNER JONES, MD
My friend’s only comment was “What he said“.
I responded by linking to another doctor’s response and saying “What he said“:
Dear Dr. Jones:
Regrettably, your letter of August 23, 2009 to the editor of the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, MS has gone viral. I say regrettably because as a fellow physician I find your views particularly offensive. Yes, people do smoke. They overindulge in alcohol. They don’t eat properly. And they don’t take their medications. But it is our duty–no, it is our privilege–to provide care to those who you label as “the careless,” not to pass judgment on them as you have done. And I feel compelled to add that your description of the young woman and your use of the term “culture crisis” have undeniably racist overtones and do a disservice to our profession. Badly done, sir.
Craig Siegel, MD, FACC
Him: That’s great! The Docs’ can care for anyone, I just see where it’s my place to pay for it if the people requesting free treatment can spring for cigs, gold teeth, booze, etc. It gets to a point where people have to help themselves. I can’t save the world, nor can I foot thee bill for someone else to.
(What I said!)
Me: I wonder if Jesus had the same problem with the dregs of society?
I wonder, also, how the “good” doctor knew how the guy got the tooth, phone and all? Or if he paid for them long ago and fell on hard times like me.
I don’t want anyone to pay for my stuff, but I believe there are times when what you think you see ain’t reality or the entire story. Personally, I believe the Healer would take an entire different approach than the Dr or yourself. But what do I know? Besides, I’d rather my money go to healing people than killing them in immoral and illegal wars, But then again, that’s just me.
Him: They should fix the system as to provide support ONLY to those that TRULY need it, which includes random drug & alcohol testing for those receiving benefits.
Me: Yes, I remember Jesus handing out the pee cups.
Him: The Federal Government is FAR from being Jesus!
he Bible says that if a man doesn’t work, he doesn’t eat.
Me: What does Jesus say about money and piss cups to achieve healing? I am not talking about the Fed Gov. I am talking about doctors and Christians (or other citizens) taking care of their own and NOT killing the rest of the world. I am talking about blatant hypocrisy from His followers.
Again, I wonder how the good Dr knew how this person got the gold tooth and phone, etc. I am saying that this doctor made judgments that there is no way he knew about. And, apparently, many others do precisely the same thing.
The fact of the matter is that there surely is a problem with the “system”. It is Big Money and cares nothing for the regular people.
Spend $1500/month on health insurance like I do, then get back to me.
Or, God forbid, lose your job and try to get medical help. Maybe then you might understand what I’m saying.
His Wife: In response to Dr Craig Siegel:
If I missed it, I apologize, but where in the original article by Dr Roger Jones, the ER physician, did he mention the color of the patient’s skin? His provision of care was not in any way “racist”, I did not get the impression that he refused to care for her. Racism is a mind-set within our society for example: how a written description of a person instantly creates a “picture” of that person in one’s mind.
Cultures create racism as well as life style choices, therefore it could be described as a “crisis of culture.”
Me: Friend (I used her real name, of course),
Since I posted the Dr Siegel’s response, maybe he meant:
“the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group: the youth culture; the drug culture. “
Which definition of culture do you think he was referring to at the above link? You think he meant they were just too young? Or the beer as a drug?
As for hints to what this “good” Dr meant, reference the words he used to describe the person: gold tooth, R&B tune
Both are hints and led me to think exactly the same thing that Siegel did. Seems obvious to me.
His Wife: I see what you are saying – back to Dr Siegel-He used the word “racist” which is completely different from “culture”.
Defining culture from a health care perspective includes many things about a patient: it is a blueprint, so to speak, for the way the patient believes, lives, thinks, and behaves (vague description of culture).
When providing care, we are not to think one culture as “better” or “superior” from another – that is “racism”.
Health care providers are to provide care, regardless of the race or culture. We are also to educate accordingly in order to improve health. Our job includes promoting & maintaining wellness. This is where repetitive & poor lifestyle choices made by patients can become problematic. It simply increases the cost of health care. Period.
To those of us working to provide this care, it becomes frustrating.
My impression of Dr Jones is that he filled his obligation as a physician but was respectfully voicing his concern as a tax payer.
Hope you are having a great Saturday – It is a gorgeous day!!!!
Me: “Friend”, of course I know there are people who ride the system and may never do right (what we might consider right). But I also know that from my own personal experience, that the lifestyle things like smoking (comes with your tax dollar subsidizing that cancer causation), poor food (comes with your tax dollar subsidization) and fast food (a travesty that is supported on high because they are huge corporations, but at the same time poison the people that eat it) is cheaper to eat than real food (and then one has to evaluate everything they get from the grocery store to avoid further processed poisons).
In this person’s case that the Dr complains about, who knows what brought that person to the place they are in? who knows if that phone was simply a family plan extension. Who knows if the R&B tune even cost a nickel? Who knows if this person has some mental problem, some physical problem, some issue other than ignorance/stupidity/laziness that brings them to this point? Does the Dr know? If so, he should add that to his commentary, imo.
There are people that are raised in this system. They didn’t START the system, but that is all they know. Do you think that it their fault? Is it their fault that jobs are leaving like droves (I can’t seem to find one, am awaiting unemployment for the first time in my 30+ year working career), or are caught between the rock and hard place of Health Insurance giants doing anything to stop coverage while raising prices (and getting government giveaways like this latest travesty of a bill)?
It is these lesser of us that concern me and from reading the Dr’s words, it appears he doesn’t truly understand the root of the problem and is blaming it on class/race/whatever you see in his argument.
In other words, he is regurgitating the same old tired Townhall like storyline, when there is FAR more to the story than that.
I am saying that Jesus would not question/did not question CLASS or race when He was healing (or eating or hanging out or teaching or anything He did). On the contrary, the only ones He blasted were the most wealthy and the religious/pious that looked down upon the dregs.
I expect Dr’s to do the same as Jesus and I would hope that Christians would agree.
All the money poured down that hole in Iraq (illegal and immoral war) or Afghanistan (for I don’t believe they had anything to do with 911, and this bears out because the attack plan was already made before 911!) All that money… all those resources gone… could be used here to educate. To better the food system. To help the “dregs” get better jobs, instead of a system that pays them more to sit around.
But no. We are there in a quagmire of our doing and the people at Townhall and associated sites don’t talk about that, but would rather blame the lesser of us. (To me, that is the travesty)
My day was good until the evening. My mother-in-law had a heart attack and yes, she is on Medicaid. Sorry.
Also sorry this was so very long, but it is personal. No offense meant, just trying to show a different perspective.
I wonder, I have made well over $100K pr year, many years of my career. I am a professional that knows, concepts, designs, builds, robotics automation for factories (and am very good at it). Do you think I should go to work at McDonalds for 40 hours a week (likely less to avoid full-time employment) or what? Is it MY fault that factories are shutting down? That wages are lower than they have been since the 70′s?
Now, I am making NO money, with a 6 year old and a wife with back problems (scoliosis) so bad she CAN’T work. When do I fall into the “dreg” category? Or when do I become the “class crisis” problem the silver-spooned Doctor talks about?
See what I mean?
Here is my problem, he lists his employer on his FB page. He works for Northrup Grumman.
See how that works? I could have taken it one step further by explaining how great it would be for each and every American to find a job making weapons, missiles, and other sundry shit to support the military and further murder. How I am quite sure that this wonderful company that employs him offers no incentive for him to address the “illegal and immoral” war thingy I discussed. How “fortunate” it is for him to work for a killing machine supplier, even tho much of what we do with those weapons have been instigated by maniacs and liars and then defended and “preached” to his fellow church folk by the complicit and clueless leadership of the US Christian Churches.
Can these “good Christians” not see the blatant hypocrisy of their words versus actions and who he works for? She is a nurse, as I understand it. Damn.
Maybe Bam Bam has the answer?
Gee, G, it must be embarrassing for a dumb old redneck to spank an Englishman.
I suspect, like he has done before when confronted, his post and comments will be deleted or edited to reflect his water-carrying for the monsters who did 9/11. He claims to be AGNOSTIC about the 9/11 being an inside/outside job. But look very closely at the lengths he must go, the amount of words he must use to AVOID direct questions regarding the subject (that I have asked him MANY times with the same refusal to answer). Start at the bottom and work up for the sequence of the spanking that led to my being banned from commenting on his blog… damn that smarts:
- BuelahMan Says:
September 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Reply Well, of course not, G. You have nothing to see because your eyes are blinded and your mind is tainted. You refuse to discuss the points I make and relate me to a fanatical preacher.
The FACT that they had the invasion planned BEFORE 911 has no bearing on your thinking, as long as the official story and your hero tell you to disbelieve any evidence.Is that what I am supposed to understand about you?
That the plethora of circumstantial evidence is NOTHING as long as the MSM tells you so?
The problem with your analogy is that the fanatical preacher has no evidence, except some ancient book. I have far more than that and have shared some of it with you (to only be ignored and ridiculed). That is the tactics of an ignorant man or a hack.
I am talking about you using your own fucking eyes, G. I am talking about and have shared with you only some of the vast amounts of evidence that demolitions happened, yet you AVOID that very important point (which tells me you are incapable of any unbiased and critical thought on this subject).
Are you willing to say, outright, as I have poignantly asked over and over again, that no demolitions took place? That you are in agreement with the official story?
Name it and claim it if this is the case.
Otherwise, you appear to be the same type hack or nincompoop your idol is.
- G Says:
September 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Reply Ironic how you open your comment with Old Testament language while refuting the charge of being a fanatical preacher.
You have no helpful contribution to make so I am going to disallow further comments from you. I regret that this will only confirm your paranoid worldview – I’m sure you will get a lot of mileage fuming about censorship and suppression of the truth or whatever but I’ve already gone to great lengths to communicate with you reasonably and to try to counsel you to be calm and reasonable but it only stirs up your egotistical rage even more.
I would rather have no comments here than have readers distracted by irrelevant (and tired) arguments about tenuous conspiracy theories.
You say I only have to ‘use my fucking eyes’!? You arrogant idiot, how can you be so sure that what you see is the truth? You don’t know me; you aren’t even curious about my point of view – you never ask me any serious questions and avoid mine. You’re just another Internet ranter. You do no service to ‘the truth’ or to anyone. People who already think like you do will flock to you and everyone else will think you are a nutter. Your way causes nothing but stalemante and antagonism. If there is any truth to your ideas about a 9/11 inside job your ham-fisted approach guarantees that it will remain a fringe belief.
Also, and I feel infintely weary at having to point this out to you YET AGAIN, I am AGNOSTIC about the ‘inside job’ theory – I think it is probably bollocks, not certianly bollocks. Because I actually DID look at the ‘vast amounts of evidence’ you cite, and I simply was not as impressed as you are.
- BuelahMan Says:
September 24, 2010 at 10:29 am | Reply Yeah, not to mention the very likely prospect that they not only knew what would bring the sheople into acquiescent agreement with their plans to invade (which were drawn up and discussed even BEFORE 911), but either funded or allowed some criminal entity to blow those buildings up.
Once you see that demolition was used to bring down those three towers, then the entire ball game changes.
Until then, you, G, are trying to work within their system and are allowing them to get off scott free.
- G Says:
September 24, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Reply Blah. And what exactly am I supposed to say to this?
“BuelahMan, the scales have fallen from my eyes at last!”
Your method of persuasion is like that of a fanatical pastor telling people they will go to Hell unless they listen to you. I prefer to engage with people on a level of equality and rationality rather than browbeating them.
This is pretty simple actually. I have asked this asshole several times the direct, poignant and most important question and G falls all over himself, desperately attempting to deflect the question so he doesn’t have to answer. Could this NOT be more clear than his own multi-word AVOIDANCE of a simple sentence?
In many cases, this would just be another idiot MSM ass-kisser, but he really goes much further than that by his obfuscation. It shows what a lying sack of shit one can be IF they feel the need to defend a position that is incredibly stupid or obviously skewed towards a blatant lie.
This person isn’t stupid. If you read anything he writes, he has thinking ability. So, that leaves me with one answer. He is a hack and unworthy of further discussion/enlightenment. Is this a conspiracy theory or just fact? How would you, a thinking reader, respond to such foolish drivel?
And yes, he did ban any further comments by me. And notice his rationale “no helpful comment to make”. Of course I don’t offer helpful commentary by agreeing with an obvious lie or his ignorance (which is NOT ignorance).
So, G is relegated to B’Man’s hall of shame and is now officially a Richard Noggin of immense proportions (and G, come back and comment any time you so like. I enjoy spanking you like the little shit you are. I thrive on showing others what a charlatan you are.)
His latest comment here as I approach the subject again (he doesn’t like my approach and demeanor, it seems):
Yeah, I occasionally look in. I wish though that you could be cooler when people disagree with you. If I may quote Yoda:
“Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”
We are afraid of the forces that blight and confine us and we are afraid that someone will challenge our tenuous intellectual grip on this confusing world – it feels like to be proven wrong would be like falling into an abyss.
Flight-or-flight instinct controls fear and anger. It is a primitive system. Unless the jackboot is literally on your face, chances are that in an argument fear will quickly turn to anger – the fight-instinct. It is too easy to lash out online. You can just turn the anger-dial up and up instead of conceding an inch of ground – it’s not like you will lose a real-life friend or get punched in the face.
We need to justify our anger, so we decide to define the opponent as someone who deserves anger – someone who is badder or lower than oneself, not just someone who has a different view or conflicting interests. We might label them ‘sheeple’ and say that they ‘have their eyes closed’. Christians used to say the same sort of thing about pagans. This is what ‘hate’ is – obectifying someone as ‘the baddie’.
So we hate those we blame for blighting and confining us, and we hate those who threaten our tenuous mental construct of reality. And we cause suffering to ourselves and to others because we now have a bunkered mentality of opposition to the world and other people. To understand reality as it really is entails being generous and attentive even to ‘bad’ people. Everyone has his story – this world creates all sorts through cause-effect. To understand this instead of judging is to become capable of relieving suffering. As long as you have the mentality of ‘fighting’ you only increase antagonism. There is no one you can justifiably hate.
When you called Noam Chomsky a ‘hack’ and a ‘dumbass’ that, to me, was jumping the shark. Your counters to his argument against the 9/11 inside-job theory were hardly devastating, yet you have such faith in your own sources and analysis that you are willing to dismiss and insult someone whose body of work puts ours to shame.
I am all for people being into questioning the status quo, and the belief-system of the corporate-political world and its servile media. We are done a terrible disservice by the media so it is left up to us uninformed punters to try to piece together a more representative view of reality. I am all for this, yes.
I just wish that the rebellious left online would gain a better understanding of the psychology of fear and hate – there is a more generous, insightful way that can be nurtured, but it takes humility; it entails not looking for The Big Explanation or The Big Conspiracy, like some kind of reassuring Magic Bullet Theory that gives one a false sense of certainty about confusing world events. It entails being humble about the limits of knowledge, saying, for example, “I don’t know whether the Neocons masterminded 9/11 or not but I do know that they have crazy beliefs and sinister plans and probably do get up to all kinds of dirty deeds.” That is a reasonable, humble, evidence-based assessment of the Neocons. If you had real evidence – proof beyond doubt – that they did 9/11, you could put them in jail.
I really do loathe The Phantom Menace though. But a good quote is a good quote.
“Hate”? You think I “hate” when I bitch, complain or call someone a hack? Dude, I don’t hate Chomsky or you or hardly anyone for that matter.
The Chomsky thing is what it is. He said some wacky shit and offered no evaluation of any evidence that has been available for years to see. He implied that it isn’t a serious evaluation, yet hasn’t (apparently) seen the same evidence I have seen. I often wonder if he has even seen a video or a few pics that I have featured here, for how can any reasonable, thinking person NOT consider that this was demolition after reviewing these and understanding that there is but one explanation for such a cut:
Have you seen the steel members cut at a 45 degree angle sitting at the bottom of the heap? With burn marks and smooth edges showing what appears to be cutter charge cuts?
Just the above pic I have featured here 6 times along with various other “evidence”.
Not to mention the many professionals and politicians who are asking the same questions I ask. Many of these people are architects, engineers, pilots, first responders, 911 family members and a whole host of others who see, but don’t believe the “Official Story” that Chomsky seems to believe. (When has Chomsky EVER believed an American government “official story” before?)
It is misleading at best for Chomsky to say that “if” there were actually evidence that they would be held accountable and prosecuted. He says this as if there has never been a false flag event conducted before, when he knows damn well there has. He suggests that crazies are the only ones who think such.
Well, to me, G, it is only a crazy who would simply shrug it off in acquiescent kowtowing to people that apparently are callous, with an obvious motive, and shall I say, evil?
Rebellious left? Is that me? Rebellious, left or both?
We don’t agree on this, that is for sure. I think that it is obvious… a certainty that 911 was demolitions. Chomsky is smarter than I and generally more observant.
So, what other answer is there than what I suggest? Seriously? He is ignorant or a hack. Otherwise, he best study the info and come up with a better answer than ‘surely they would have been caught IF they had done it’.
And what do you think the significance of having so many of these former government officials being dual citizens with Israel, AND being neocons AND being involved with PNAC AND being in charge of the 911 Comm AND…?
Should I go on? Is there not enough circumstantial evidence to make you question the official story in any way? Apparently not for Chomsky.
(And believe me, I have had the same conversation with all sides of the spectrum on this, and most still defend Chomsky as some sort of hero. I don’t.)
If he is this blind, then I question his sanity or motive. This is true for anyone, especially those who do not bother to evaluate all the available evidence.
This ain’t “hate”, G. It is vehement disagreement. It is asking questions in light of one’s hero suggesting he not do so.
Something that you apparently, “hate”.
Good to see you, G. I would appreciate answers to some of my questions. For you see, I am far more interested in what you think than what that hack, Chomsky thinks. He has shown his disdain for my position without question. How Do YOU feel about my position on 911 being a demolition.
I have not been able to get G, the “thinker” to discuss any of this. He won’t respond to direct, short and easy to understand (even for a Brit) questions. You see them. This isn’t the first time I have asked him and he avoids it. You tell me who is seeking the truth about this subject: the person asking direct questions or the one avoiding those direct questions at all costs and deflecting the issue (even to the point of sanctimoniously BANNING me from his AWESOME blog).
Wonder why he MUST do this? Because I am a conspiracy nut or because he knows damn well he has no argument. His only retort is to ban me.
Look, I know many people like Chomsky and have defended his hair-brained attempts to minimize the 9/11 movement as silliness. I understand that when I say “bad things” about him, many of his idol-worshiping fans can’t stand it.
But I will always come back to that very clear-cut question, “Do you see demolitions in the video or pictures”? How can any serious, HONEST person refuse to answer that question without all the diversions and misleading statements? This ain’t about Chomsky, G (or anyone else offended that I think Chomsky is either ignorant or a hack). This is about what people see with their own two eyes.
Your continued refusal to answer that very simple question speaks much more loudly than all the words that you can muster to deflect the question. It shows who and what you are, G.
It’s all about the divide and how you and I keep falling into line with it. Even those of us who see the reality of the false paradigm have long held, brain-washed ideologies that can be difficult to break. It is ingrained in us, but that doesn’t make it impossible to break.
Every President since Kennedy has been hand picked by the Trilateral Commission. As a matter of fact, every candidate on either Party that made a November election were members of the Trilateral Commission and hand-picked to be the POTUS. The Elitists within this group doesn’t give a rat’s ass who wins, for they are all owned puppets and will carry forward the agenda prescribed for them.
Kennedy was the last POTUS to not be a member of this group and see what it got him.
But the world gobbles it up. White against blackany color, Rep vs Dem, Abortionist against Right to life, Liberal vs conservative, sugar vs hugh fructose corn syrup, just name it and claim your “side”.
Fall into the divide and help keep it that way. Focus your efforts on the “side” you dislike the most, barrage the Tea Partiers with your “progressive” rage, defend the current POTUS in lieu of all the bald faced lies he said to get elected, because God knows John and the reTHUGlicans would be worse (worse than what, B’Man asks). You think Papa Walnuts (as my buddy Tengrain calls him) would “bomb, bomb, bomb Iran”? You think he would have pulled the troops out of Iraq just to send them to Afghanistan? You think he would have put Big Money and Big Banking in their place? Do you REALLY believe there would be ANY damned difference, except the color of their skin?
Seriously, in your need to protect and defend your favorite “side”, can you NOT see they are playing you like a fool? Have you not the mental ability to know when you are being conned? Being played as a chump?
We MUST stop this shit. We must disallow them control over our every thought.
And it doesn’t help to keep silent… to not rock the boat. To just get along.
Complacency is as bad as participation in their circus.
We MUST stand up and as a nation of patriots (not Sheople) and take back the Republic. I am telling you that one of the fastest ways is to never vote R or D again. Of course, you cannot allow the thieves to leave R or D and gain control of any other “Party”, as the Tea Partiers are wont to do.
We can start anew, but it will take a concerted effort that is NOT impossible. IF enough people feel the real pain.
I feel it.
In light of all the evidence, “still the debate goes on…”
At the 4:40 mark, we have some foreign soldier speaking (who the hell is this guy?):
“building’s going to collapse… nothing informations…“
ABC news uses seditious nuclear words ‘ground zero’ in this September 11 coverage at the end of the day. Besides, a ground zero responder describes that there were no fires in building #7 before its collapse, but mentions a truck ‘putting water’ on the WTC-7 – which is the standard and the well-known procedure in demolition industry: all structures are always doused with water to minimize dust release during their controlled demolition.
And the funny thing about this is that he is correct. It was an “Outside Job”, in that it was carried out by demolitions experts from outside our country, but with US permission (and probable funding). For you know that Israel can do nothing without our money, weapons and their wholly owned subsidiary, the US Congress and virtually every other politician that works in our government. And you might be surprised how this is possible, so read this and get an idea. Back to this conundrum momentarily.
There are hints that they used some of our technology, such as thermite/thermate to do the cutting of the beams, but as my friend Scott at American Everyman keeps explaining, there is a huge likelihood that other explosives were also used (and I tend to agree since even some of the “leaders” of the 911 movement won’t force any tests for such and many have some of the dust readily available for that check).
Personally, when I see this:
I don’t see this:
How can it be that so many people refuse to acknowledge the possibility of the explosive nature of the 911 buildings falling, when we have ample evidence of buildings in this world that have actually fallen for some reason or another? But B’Man, the 911 buildings were hit with planes and BURNED, weakening their structures and causing them to fall, pancaking, causing enough friction to produce nothing but dust from the steel, even. (And people accuse me of being high!)
Yet, we have examples of very large buildings burning for many hours that were left standing:
That picture is from China’s Guangdong province, taken on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. It burned like this for four hours and never fell.
Have you not a mind to see? I say mind, because apparently your eyes don’t work.
But let’s talk about the connection so few are willing to discuss. The Zionist connection.
What if you knew that there are hordes of people in our government that carry dual citizenship? What IF I told you that we have people who are sometimes elected, but mostly appointed into high positions, that have a dual allegiance to another country? What if I told you that we have people who carry both an American citizenship and an Iranian citizenship?
Well, since you are brainwashed, probably nothing. But, of course you would shit your pants, then pitch a bitch, if you could get your functioning brain in order.
But the dual citizenship is not with Iran, North Korea, Japan, Russia, Columbia or Canada or Mexico, but with Israel (I am trying to confirm the entirety of this list and thus far am convinced that at least 3/4 of these are, in fact, allegiant to Israel, as much as they are to America (and from the way they govern, it is evident that the allegiance to Israel is the greatest). I have suspicions for “why” this is, and will hash that out in a further post. For the time being, check this list and correct me if their citizenship is not “dual” with Israel:
Recently appointed as US Attorney General. Mukasey also was the judge in the litigation between developer Larry Silverstein and several insurance companies arising from the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.
Former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, at the Justice Department; now head of Homeland Security.
One of Bush’s foreign policy advisors, he is the chairman of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. A very likely Israeli government agent, Perle was expelled from Senator Henry Jackson’s office in the 1970′s after the National Security Agency (NSA) caught him passing Highly-Classified (National Security) documents to the Israeli Embassy. He later worked for the Israeli weapons firm, Soltam. Perle came from one the above mentioned pro-Israel thinktanks, the AEI. Perle is one of the leading pro-Israeli fanatics leading this Iraq war mongering within the administration and now in the media.
Former Deputy Defense Secretary, and member of Perle’s Defense Policy Board, in the Pentagon. Wolfowitz is a close associate of Perle, and reportedly has close ties to the Israeli military. His sister lives in Israel. Wolfowitz came from the above mentioned Jewish thinktank, JINSA. Wolfowitz was the number two leader within the administration behind this Iraq war mongering. He later was appointed head of the World Bank but resigned under pressure from World Bank members over a scandal involving his misuse of power.
Lawrence (Larry) Franklin
The former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst with expertise in Iranian policy issues who worked in the office of Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith and reported directly to Feith’s deputy, William Luti, was sentenced January 20, 2006, “to more than 12 years in prison for giving classified information to an Israeli diplomat” and members of the pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).Franklin will “remain free while the government continues with the wider case” and his “prison time could be sharply reduced in return for his help in prosecuting” former AIPAC members Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, [who] are scheduled to go on trial in April . Franklin admitted that he met periodically with Rosen and Weissman between 2002 and 2004 and discussed classified information, including information about potential attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq. Rosen and Weissman would later share what they learned with reporters and Israeli officials.” (source: sourcewatch.com).
Under Secretary of Defense and Policy Advisor at the Pentagon. He is a close associate of Perle and served as his Special Counsel. Like Perle and the others, Feith is a pro-Israel extremist, who has advocated anti-Arab policies in the past. He is closely associated with the extremist group, the Zionist Organization of America, which even attacks Jews that don’t agree with its extremist views. Feith frequently speaks at ZOA conferences. Feith runs a small law firm, Feith and Zell, which only has one International office, in Israel. The majority of their legal work is representing Israeli interests. His firm’s own website stated, prior to his appointment, that Feith “represents Israeli Armaments Manufacturer.” Feith basically represents the Israeli War Machine. Feith also came from the Jewish thinktank JINSA. Feith, like Perle and Wolfowitz, are campaigning hard for this Israeli proxy war against Iraq.
Feith was investigated by the FBI under suspicion of leaking classified information to Israel, being that he was Larry Franklin’s boss when Franklin leaked those documents to Rosen and Weissman of AIPAC. For that he was forced to leave the National Security Council. Feith was also investigated by the Senate Intelligence Committee for sexing up ‘intelligence’ that was used to justify invading Iraq.
Member of the National Security Study Group of the Department of Defence at the Pentagon. Luttwak is reportedly an Israeli citizen and has taught in Israel. He frequently writes for Israeli and pro-Israeli newspapers and journals. Luttwak is an Israeli extremist whose main theme in many of his articles is the necessity of the U.S. waging war against Iraq and Iran.
One of many Pentagon Advisors, Kissinger sits on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle. For detailed information about Kissinger’s evil past, read Seymour Hersch’s book (Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House). Kissinger likely had a part in the Watergate crimes, Southeast Asia mass murders (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos), Installing Chilean mass murdering dictator Pinochet, Operation Condor’s mass killings in South America, and more recently served as Serbia’s Ex-Dictator Slobodan Milosevic’s Advisor. He consistently advocated going to war against Iraq. Kissinger is the Ariel Sharon of the U.S. Unfortunately, President Bush nominated Kissinger as chairman of the September 11 investigating commission. It’s like picking a bank robber to investigate a fraud scandal. He later declined this job under enormous protests.
Dov Zakheim is an ordained rabbi and reportedly holds Israeli citizenship. Zakheim attended Jew’s College in London and became an ordained Orthodox Jewish Rabbi in 1973. He was adjunct professor at New York’s Jewish Yeshiva University. Zakheim is close to the Israeli lobby.
Dov Zakheim is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2000 a co-author of the Project for the New American Century’s position paper, Rebuilding America’s Defenses, advocating the necessity for a Pearl-Harbor-like incident to mobilize the country into war with its enemies, mostly Middle Eastern Muslim nations.
He was appointed by Bush as Pentagon Comptroller from May 4, 2001 to March 10, 2004. At that time he was unable to explain the disappearance of $1 trillion dollars. Actually, nearly three years earlier, Donald Rumsfeld announced on September 10, 2001 that an audit discovered $2.3 trillion was also missing from the Pentagon books. That story, as mentioned, was buried under 9-11′s rubble. The two sums disappeared on Zakheim’s watch. We can only guess where that cash went.
Despite these suspicions, on May 6, 2004, Zakheim took a lucrative position at Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the most prestigious strategy consulting firms in the world. One of its clients then was Blessed Relief, a charity said to be a front for Osama bin Laden. Booz, Allen & Hamilton then also worked closely with DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is the research arm of the Department of Defense.
Judicial Inc’s bio of Dov tells us Zakheim is a dual Israeli/American citizen and has been tracking the halls of US government for 25 years, casting defense policy and influence on Presidents Reagan, Clinton, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. Judicial Inc points out that most of Israel’s armaments were gotten thanks to him. Squads of US F-16 and F-15 were classified military surplus and sold to Israel at a fraction of their value.
One of many Pentagon Advisors, Adelman also sits on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle, and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor, who supported going to war against Iraq. Adelman frequently is a guest on Fox News, and often expresses extremist and often ridiculus anti-Arab and anti-Muslim views. Through his racism or ignorance, he actually called Arabs “anti-Semitic” on Fox News (11/28/2001), when he could have looked it up in the dictionary to find out that Arabs by definition are Semites.I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby
Vice President Dick Cheney’s ex-Chief of Staff. As chief pro-Israel Jewish advisor to Cheney, it helps explains why Cheney is so gun-ho to invade Iran. Libby is longtime associate of Wolfowitz. Libby was also a lawyer for convicted felon and Israeli spy Marc Rich, whom Clinton pardoned, in his last days as president. Libby was recently found guilty of lying to Federal investigators in the Valerie Plame affair, in which Plame, a covert CIA agent, was exposed for political revenge by the Bush administration following her husband’s revelations about the lies leading to the Iraq War.
U.S. National Security Council Advisor, Satloff was the executive director of the Israeli lobby’s “think tank,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Many of the Israeli lobby’s “experts” come from this front group, like Martin Indyk.
National Security Council Advisor. He previously worked at Washington-based “Think Tank” Ethics and Public Policy Center. During the Reagan Adminstration, Abrams was the Assistant Secretary of State, handling, for the most part, Latin American affairs. He played an important role in the Iran-Contra Scandal, which involved illegally selling U.S. weapons to Iran to fight Iraq, and illegally funding the contra rebels fighting to overthrow Nicaragua’s Sandinista government. He also actively deceived three congressional committees about his involvement and thereby faced felony charges based on his testimony. Abrams pled guilty in 1991 to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service. A year later, former President Bush (Senior) granted Abrams a full pardon. He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the Reagan Administration’s State Department.
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He was Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the Department of State. Grossman is one of many of the pro-Israel Jewish officials from the Clinton Administration that Bush has promoted to higher posts.
Director of Policy Planning at the State Department and Ambassador at large. He is also Director of National Security Programs and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the first Bush (Sr) Administration who sat on the National Security Council, and who consistently advocated going to war against Iraq. Haass is also a member of the Defense Department’s National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.
U.S. Trade Representative, a cabinet-level position. He is also one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the Bush (Jr) Administration who advocated invading Iraq and occupying a portion of the country in order to set up a Vichy-style puppet government. He consistently advocates going to war against Iran.
Ex- White House Spokesman for the Bush (Jr) Administration. Prominent in the Jewish community, some reports state that he holds Israeli citizenship. Fleischer is closely connected to the extremist Jewish group called the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidics, who follow the Qabala, and hold very extremist and insulting views of non-Jews. Fleischer was the co-president of Chabad’s Capitol Jewish Forum. He received the Young Leadership Award from the American Friends of Lubavitch in October, 2001.
One of many Pentagon Advisors, Schlesinger also sits on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor, who supported going to war against Iraq. Schlesinger is also a commissioner of the Defense Department’s National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.
White House speechwriter behind the “Axis of Evil” label. He lumped together all the lies and accusations against Iraq for Bush to justify the war.
White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Bolten was previously a banker, former legislative aide, and prominent in the Jewish community.
Former UN Representative and Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Bolton is also a Senior Advisor to President Bush. Prior to this position, Bolton was Senior Vice President of the above mentioned pro-Israel thinktank, AEI. He recently (October 2002) accused Syria of having a nuclear program, so that they can attack Syria after Iraq. He must have forgotten that Israel has 400 nuclear warheads, some of which are thermonuclear weapons (according to a recent U.S. Air Force report).
Special Assistant to John Bolton (above), the under-secretary for arms control and international security. Wurmser also worked at the AEI with Perle and Bolton. His wife, Meyrav Wurmser, along with Colonel Yigal Carmon, formerly of Israeli military intelligence, co-founded the Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri),a Washington-based Israeli outfit which distributes articles translated from Arabic newspapers portraying Arabs in a bad light.
Member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor. Like Adelman, he often expresses extremist and often ridiculus anti-Arab and anti-Muslim views. More recently, he wrote an opinion article in the Wall Street Journal openly admitting his rascist hatred of Islam claiming that Islam should be the enemy, not terrorism.
President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. A Prominent Jewish Republican and Former National Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee. The Export-Import Bank facilitates trade relationships between U.S. businesses and foreign countries, specifically those with financial problems.
Senior Advisor to the President, and Bush’s Jewish domestic policy advisor. He also served as liaison in the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (White House OFBCI) within the Executive Office of the President. He was the former mayor of Indianapolis. He is also friends with Israeli Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert and often visits Israel to coach mayors on privatization initiatives.
White House’s Special Liaison to the Jewish Community.
Bush Campaign’s Special Liaison to the Jewish Community. He was the DC finance chairman for the Bush campaign, as well as campaign coordinator, and former ambassador to Switzerland.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families at HHS. Gersten was the former Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Husband of Labor Secretary.
Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Public Affairs.
Deputy Secretary of Commerce. He was the Chairman and CEO of Cabot Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts.
Under Secretary of State for Management.
Director of Foreign Service Institute, who reports to the Office of Under Secretary for Management. This Office is responsible for training all Department of State staff (including ambassadors).
Ambassador to Israel.
Ambassador to the Netherlands.
Ambassador to Denmark.
Ambassador to Hungary
Ambassador to Singapore.
Ambassador to Slovakia.
Ambassador to Italy.
Ambassador to Uruguay.
Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs.
Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council.
White House Political Director.
White House Director of Scheduling.
The list above is taken from Ancient Impressions. I’d like any feedback on someone who is not truly a dual citizen, for in some cases, Wikipedia and other online sources do not offer parental information or say anything at all about dual citizenship. But suffice it to say that there ARE many of the above who truly are citizens of Israel and they control much of the policy of the USofA.
And, yes, it is legal, apparently. But legal or not, is this a smart thing to do? To allow people with alternate allegiance to run things here? To have this ultimate influence on decisions and policy (like illegal and immoral wars)?
Its one thing for just regular citizens to have a dual citizenship. It is another, altogether, for government officials and those who control our policies to have allegiance to another country. I wonder if any of the above listed criminals made this oath?
I swear by Hashem [the Jewish God] that I want to offer unconditional loyalty to the Jewish state of Israel, to its leaders and the commanders of its Jewish army. I am prepared as a loyal supporter of the Jewish state to risk my life for this oath at any time.
I wonder if any of my redneck friends would make this vow?
When you open your eyes and realize the connection, get pissed. OK? Let me add just one more small bit of evidence that these very same dual citizens and their ideology dominate our policies in the US by showing you the PNAC predecessor (which was penned in Israel and subsequently implemented into our foreign policy by the sycophantic asswipes who controlled our agenda). A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm (commonly known as the “Clean Break” report) is a policy document that was prepared in 1996 by a study group led by Richard Perle for Benjamin Netanyahu, the then Prime Minister of Israel. The report explained a new approach to solving Israel‘s security problems in the Middle East with an emphasis on “Western values”. It has since been criticized for advocating an aggressive new policy including the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq. Notice the names of the authors and signatories and compare to the list above. Then read all about the Zionist PNAC (which is obviously just a mere continuation of the Clean Breakers horrific ideology of imperialism, world dominance and blatant murder). My fellow rednecks, if you cannot see this connection, then I am relegated to believe that you are, in fact, as stupid as virtually everyone in the world makes you out to be. (Post was edited to remove redundant video)
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When you open your eyes and realize the connection, get pissed. OK?
Let me add just one more small bit of evidence that these very same dual citizens and their ideology dominate our policies in the US by showing you the PNAC predecessor (which was penned in Israel and subsequently implemented into our foreign policy by the sycophantic asswipes who controlled our agenda).
A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm (commonly known as the “Clean Break” report) is a policy document that was prepared in 1996 by a study group led by Richard Perle for Benjamin Netanyahu, the then Prime Minister of Israel. The report explained a new approach to solving Israel‘s security problems in the Middle East with an emphasis on “Western values”. It has since been criticized for advocating an aggressive new policy including the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.
Notice the names of the authors and signatories and compare to the list above. Then read all about the Zionist PNAC (which is obviously just a mere continuation of the Clean Breakers horrific ideology of imperialism, world dominance and blatant murder).
My fellow rednecks, if you cannot see this connection, then I am relegated to believe that you are, in fact, as stupid as virtually everyone in the world makes you out to be.
(Post was edited to remove redundant video)
A dear friend wrote me this morning, sharing an article he read (and I appreciate the leads and input very much and he knows it). In this article by Jim Hightower, we find that that we need to be worried about the right-wing agenda and what a couple of Billionaire brothers are doing. My focus wasn’t on the article, so I won’t add any of it here (although it is worth the read, if you follow the link). My only real comment was that Mr Hightower seems to be little more than a Dem mouthpiece and seems to miss the fact that both sides/parties/ideologies aren’t different, really.
Hightower is such a Dem Party hack. This is no “right-wing” conspiracy. For that matter, there is no “left” anymore. It is blatant Fascism. Both parties/factions/sides are plainly to blame, yet Jim tries (again, sigh) to make it the right wing problem.
He is also part of the problem.
I don’t mean Mr Hightower is stupid or even a “hack” on purpose, but seems to be missing the overall scenario that these two entities are like con-men working us all like the marks we seem to eagerly be. As a matter of fact, I think Mr Hightower is funny and brilliant, but he appears to be stuck in this paradigm of doom (and that is exactly where they want him to be).
My buddy agrees and points out that the reason he wrote was to point out where the Tea Party gets its money. And, of course, I agree. The Tea Party has been hijacked by the same Corporatist, Big Money machine that always hijacks any “movement”.
I also must point out that another dear friend, Ed, at NotAnotherCONspiracy posted something similar and linked to an article by Chuck Baldwyn, where Chuck also says some of the same type things (which is sort of startling in and of itself). Chuck is fed up, thinks we need a revolution and is apparently moving to Montana (not exactly sure what moving will get him… but). He wrote this:
And it is the influence of globalists and neocons upon national and international politics that the likes of Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck simply do not get–or do not want to get. And because many Tea Partiers are so enamored with these two (and allow them to do much of their thinking for them), they remain clueless as well.
Yes, many, if not most Tea Partiers are clueless. But they do have an anger. They know something is wrong, but they are so brainwashed by the system, thinking that they need to work within their right/left, liberal/conservative paradigm, that they (or any so-called “progressive”) could ever get anything done. They fall for all the bullshit.
I critiqued a bit of what I read from Chuck and had this to say in response to Ed:
I agree that the storm is coming. I also agree that a new revolution is needed… one that reinstates the Republic, of which the united states once stood.
The revolution doesn’t have to be fought with weapons, tho. Knowledge is key along with the ability for those of us who disagree on the details to find common ground.
I almost believe that it is too late and damned near impossible, without even further loss of liberties and rights. When the mass of Americans see the pain, maybe.
Ed doesn’t think that knowledge alone will do it (and, of course it won’t, as he points out to me in his response). I think he agrees that some sort of revolution is needed (and so do I).
However, to clarify just a bit (and share my thoughts openly here), I want to post what I wrote in further response to my other friend, after he explains that he sees no other way out except a revolution:
I think a totally different tact should be taken than force. They have the Big Guns. They have organization, whereas they easily control us via division and fear.
We don’t have any of that. Sure, many have weapons, but not what they have (they can microwave us to death, as an example). There sure as hell is no organized method of enough Americans to fight them on their playground. So let us bring it to our playground.
To me, the fastest way to stop the tyranny is for us all to find some way to meet and realize that the system is beyond corrupt. For community to get together and rebel from the system. Stop voting R&D. Have community gardens and farmer’s markets, where-by we don’t have to participate in their poisoning of us. Boycott Big Box stores in mass and only buy from local vendors. Pull money out of their banks.
If me and my neighbors could start and it spread to this side of town, then the whole town, then county, then state… THEN…
Is it a dream? Perhaps, but armed rebellion is exactly what they want. Don’t you see that? They are doing everything they can to instill such a thing and are trying to invent what they can’t find in reality.
They are desperate because they know an awakening is happening. They want us to make armed , aggressive moves, so they can bring in the power and squash us. Jail us.
But, how can they “defend” against an unarmed, knowledgeable, but non-participatory mass of citizens?
I am convinced that this non-compliance with their system must start locally and grow.
I can’t help a soul dead or in their prison.
Just a thought.
Maybe I should have said, “Stop Voting. Period.” But you get the point. If no one voted R or D, the political problem would right itself. But, as long as the Sheople feel as if they NEED to fit into the prearranged “sides”, this will never happen. It can’t happen. For as long as people stay brainwashed into the left vs right meme, they win. Always. And I don’t mean that the R’s win or the D’s win. I mean the Corporatists /Fascists win.
You see, I believe that any armed revolution is impossible at this point. Yeah, I hear about all the guns in America and if we were all to band together and fight, we could take America back. But I also know that this is fantasy due to the advantage they have with weaponry and organization. Not to mention that I do not believe that violence will stop evil, maniacal, power freaks… especially when they are organized and the mass of Americans are not. It is disaster waiting to happen, for in reality, they have all the power and we have been divided into small, unorganized, fractured, and SCARED groups and individuals. They rule us via fear.
However, there is a way. I believe it with my whole heart. My little response is a snapshot of my thoughts, but my new friend Max Igan posted his latest radio show up on Youtube today and DAMN, if it doesn’t speak about the very same thing (he gets into a little side issue on the pineal gland that a few that read here might appreciate, as well).
As far as I am concerned, this is a must-hear:
Part 1 of 4
Part 2 of 4
Part 3 of 4
Part 4 of 4
Every aspect of our lives is contrived… laid out like a play. From politics to religion and all aspects of society, the script is written and we are slaves to the production. Isn’t it becoming obvious to you, yet?
Everything in our society is set to keep people separated… divided. What Max tells us below is the only way to stop it is to break the production. We MUST stop allowing them to form the divide and control us and every aspect of our lives.
Part 1 of 4
Part 2 of 4
Part 3 of 4
Part 4 of 4
h/t Sakerfa at DProgram
UPDATE: Dr Doug told me that a link I provided down in comments was fraught with viruses. I was recommending an eBook by Max Igan, but I am now concerned that the site is corrupt in some way. I have saved the pdf and you can read it Earths Forbidden Secrets Part One.
Where were you at? I asked my mother that question. “Do you remember where you were at when you heard about JFK? She replied “Yes I was coming out of a Dr. visit at Dr. Coker’s office and the receptionist told Dr. Coker and I the president had been shot.” She told me that she rushed home and turned on the black and white and all three channels were reporting on this. She was watching live when Walter Cronkite announced his death live on the set.
On this date nine years ago I left Memphis for Scott County Tn. I was surveying for a proposed by-pass highway. It was a lot cooler in the Cumberland Mountains than it was in Memphis as we checked in to the Holiday Inn. Marcus Killebrew and Chuck Lester were with me. We went out that afternoon and set some control points to start locating a school the next morning. Straight up 7:00 am on the 11th of September 2001 Marcus had set up the total station and Chuck was getting him a back sight. I was talking to the principal of the school and told him he would see us all around the grounds locating points to put on a topographical map for the engineers to design the roadway. He was concerned about the alignment of the new road and hoped it didn’t take the school. I assured him that it wouldn’t but I needed to map the school. We located the parking lot and the front building corners then I went and set a point at the edge of the football field. Marcus took the shot and began to box up the instrument and said “they are saying a plane has crashed into the World Trade Center.” I came over the radio and said “that was no accident. It’s Bin Laden I tell ya, he has finally done it”. Marcus then said “we must be under attack cause a plane has also crashed into the pentagon and more planes have been hijacked.” I immediately called Jimbo, my boss and he said he couldn’t talk and understood if we went to the hotel room in which we did. We watched the tube all day and saw the next plane hit the second tower. We heard it was terrorist attack and believed it. I had been told for almost ten years Bin Laden wanted to bring down the towers and I watched it happen. It didn’t take much to convince me that day of what had happened. I had been primed for the story for years by the media. Today I don’t believe anything I watched or heard that day. Nor do I believe that Bin Laden had anything to do with it.
That is not what this is about. I want to know what you were doing that day. I remember where I was when Elvis died and I was not born when JFK was shot. But I will never forget where I was On 9-11-01. Will you?
And ya’ll didn’t think I would remember this day, did you?
I’m looking for change in the couch.
I was pondering all the cases lately that made their way to the Supreme Court and then an “Act of God” ran through my mind. I guess with everything else that has been changed or challenged lately I was sort of surprised when I thought– ” It is a wonder this has never been challenged or tested as a defense”. First that the word ‘God’ remains… and second I had always felt that no one could prove what God did or didn’t do or cause or produce. How could someone prove God didn’t tell me nor motivate me to kill my husband? [just an example folks!!!! lol] Think about it. The courts would have to either abolish the word ‘God’ or state that God remains God, or re-constitute a definition for God. This being such a ‘Global’ but ‘politically correct’ world, the outcome would be the lighting of the final fuse I would think. But I sure as hell see it happening. I know for myself, there have been times that I 100% knew and felt God set before me an action. This one statement or explaination as to why something happened is huge. Here are a few definitions… then I want the debate to start!
Seems to me that someone would have to prove, literally prove there is no God and no evil. OR finally define ‘God’. Again– I can see this coming!
n., pl., acts of God.
A manifestation especially of a violent or destructive natural force, such as a lightning strike or earthquake, that is beyond human power to cause, prevent, or control.
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