“Today, in the Land of the Free, nonviolent political protesters using their First Amendment rights to speak out against all of the above can be beaten, tasered, and maced by heavily-militarized police forces, using military-grade equipment, without any provocation.
- At UC Berkeley, Robert Hass, a former poet laureate, was clubbed by police while nonviolently protesting with students.
- In Seattle, cops clad in riot gear pepper-sprayed an 84-year-old woman and an expectant mother.
Can we please dispense with the notion that the government is in the business of defending the united states? Let’s get real: washington has seceded from the union and joined the transnational financial megacorp. It’s a festering hotbed of corruption, terrorism and subversion, and those who follow its orders are pawns of foreign agents.
Look at the big O. The peace president, the constitutional scholar, the nobel laureate. A triumph of propaganda over substance. If he’d been a disabled black lesbian crossdressing homeless veteran, would he seem more genuine to you? How about if wore a funny hat?
Obama’s election said a lot about the humanity and decency of the people of this country. It said absolutely nothing about the man himself. Open your eyes. We’ve been had.
“The entire 9/11 field of inquiry has been vilified, poisoned over the years by ridicule, sometimes fantastic conspiracy mongering, and fearfulness by journalists of approaching the material, lest they be branded as irresponsible or some kind of conspiracy freak. As a result, little work has been done to investigate, except by a small group of people, some of whom have raised some real questions”
“In support of this harmful bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) explained that the bill will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield” and people can be imprisoned without charge or trial “American citizen or not.” Another supporter, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) also declared that the bill is needed because “America is part of the battlefield.”” …
“Part of an Ongoing Trend
“While this is shocking, it is not occurring in a vacuum. Indeed, it is part of a 30 year-long process of militarization inside our borders and a destruction of the American concepts of limited government and separation of powers.”
So what happened 30 years ago? The Reagan (or perhaps more accurately, the first Bush) administration. Reagan was widely reported to be drugged and absentminded after Bush family friend John Hinkley shot him 2 months after his inauguration in 1981. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1243&dat=19810331&id=pF0zAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EPcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4273,846918
Meanwhile, with Kissinger running things at the state department:
Obama pursuing Bush’s foreign policy objectives:
Wayne Madsen’s revelations on Obama’s CIA connections:
and Alex Jones’ documentary on Obama:
It certainly does appear that we’re being herded off a cliff.
For some historical review of the ’80s era, be sure to view “Coverup: Behind the Iran Contra Affair” in the reference section.
“US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed in the face; the scene of unresisting, supine students at UC Davis being pepper-sprayed by phalanxes of riot police went viral online; images proliferated of young women – targeted seemingly for their gender – screaming, dragged by the hair by police in riot gear; and the pictures of a young man, stunned and bleeding profusely from the head, emerged in the record of the middle-of-the-night clearing of Zuccotti Park.
“But just when Americans thought we had the picture – was this crazy police and mayoral overkill, on a municipal level, in many different cities? – the picture darkened. The National Union of Journalists and the Committee to Protect Journalists issued a Freedom of Information Act request to investigate possible federal involvement with law enforcement practices that appeared to target journalists. The New York Times reported that “New York cops have arrested, punched, whacked, shoved to the ground and tossed a barrier at reporters and photographers” covering protests. …
“The picture darkened still further when Wonkette and Washingtonsblog.com reported that the Mayor of Oakland acknowledged that the Department of Homeland Security had participated in an 18-city mayor conference call advising mayors on “how to suppress” Occupy protests. …
“Why this massive mobilisation against these not-yet-fully-articulated, unarmed, inchoate people? After all, protesters against the war in Iraq, Tea Party rallies and others have all proceeded without this coordinated crackdown. … I was still deeply puzzled as to why OWS, this hapless, hopeful band, would call out a violent federal response.
“That is, until I found out what it was that OWS actually wanted.”
Isn’t it against the law for the FBI to lie in response to an FOIA request? Funny, I thought they were public servants, not just another RICO vampire squid sucking the blood (and taxpayer dollars) out of this country.
I seem to recall they were caught red-handed breaking federal law by spying on peaceful protesters during the vietnam war
and falsifying forensic lab results to convict innocent people
Not to mention their involvement in the bungled investigation and coverup of the Oklahoma City bombing,
their red-handed complicity in the WTC bombing in 1993,
and numerous other terrorist plots:
So is it the FBI itself that is a criminal organization, or is it just infiltrated by some elite branch of organized crime? If the “good cops” can’t reign in the “bad cops” it hardly matters. Humanity has been down this road before, under the KGB, gestapo, stasi, savak and on and on ad nauseum. And the funny thing is, they’ve usually been found to be working for international financial interests and committing treason against their own countries, wittingly or otherwise. And another thing is, every time criminals get away with their crimes, they get more brazen.
I took the following link down from this blog several months ago because of an implied threat by what could only be government agents. (are you really that surprised things have progressed to that point?) But maybe it was the wrong thing to do. Maybe if the russians and the germans had had some of this information, history would have been different. So I’m putting it back in the reference section. It’s like the man said: “either you’re with us, or you’re with the terrorists”. Time for the “good guys” in the FBI to get off the fence and make a stand with the rest of us.
“On November 25, two days after a failed German government bond auction in which Germany was unable to sell 35% of its offerings of 10-year bonds, the German finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble said that Germany might retreat from its demands that the private banks that hold the troubled sovereign debt from Greece, Italy, and Spain must accept part of the cost of their bailout by writing off some of the debt. The private banks want to avoid any losses either by forcing the Greek, Italian, and Spanish governments to make good on the bonds by imposing extreme austerity on their citizens, or by having the European Central Bank print euros with which to buy the sovereign debt from the private banks. Printing money to make good on debt is contrary to the ECB’s charter and especially frightens Germans, because of the Weimar experience with hyperinflation.
“If Germany’s creditworthiness is in doubt, how can Germany be expected to bail out other countries? Evidence that Germany’s failed bond auction was orchestrated is provided by troubled Italy’s successful bond auction two days later.
“Strange, isn’t it. Italy, the largest EU country that requires a bailout of its debt, can still sell its bonds, but Germany, which requires no bailout and which is expected to bear a disproportionate cost of Italy’s, Greece’s and Spain’s bailout, could not sell its bonds.
“In my opinion, the failed German bond auction was orchestrated by the US Treasury, by the European Central Bank and EU authorities, and by the private banks that own the troubled sovereign debt.”
“Police, not military. The distinction may seem academic, even absurd, when police are bringing rifles, helmets, armor, and helicopters to evict unarmed protesters. But it’s an old and critical distinction in American law and ideology and in republican thought as a whole. The 17th-century English liberty writers, on whose ideas much of America’s founding ethos was based, believed that turning the armed might of the state, (necessary in waging war against foreign enemies), to domestic policing of local communities tends to concentrate power in top-down executive action and vitiate treasured things like judiciary process, individual liberty, representative government, and free speech.”
When the government stops enforcing the law and itself becomes lawless, it is no longer legitimate, and therefore no longer deserving of the label “government.” This is not to say there aren’t good people in washington, but they appear to have little power.
“If you regularly carry a cell phone around with you, you might as well say goodbye to your privacy. The truth is that any cell phone you buy is going to track you wherever you go 24 hours a day. Just as you leave “footprints” wherever you go on the Internet, so also your cell phone is constantly recording wherever you go in the physical world. Most people do not realize this, but the reality is that cell phones are tracking devices that governments, law enforcement authorities, big corporations and even stalkers can use to easily track your movements. If you do not know about this yet, then you are going to be absolutely amazed by what you are about to read. Not only do cell phones track you wherever you go, they can also be used to listen to your private conversations even when they are turned off. We live in a brave new world, and there are a lot of control freaks out there that love to monitor where we go and what we do. Unfortunately, it seems like every time technology advances, we lose a little bit more privacy. Eventually, we may wake up someday in a world where there is absolutely no privacy left.”