If you allow yourself to become swept up in the lies and propaganda spewing forth from the mainstream “Western” media and the governments that they serve, particularly that of the United States, over almost any of the planned chaos that is erupting around the world and within our borders, you are succumbing to the will of the State. Your objectivity is being controlled by those who view you as mere fodder in the game of power and wealth in the era of the rapidly decaying American empire.
Little of what we are now being told is the truth on Ukraine, ISIS, Terrorism, 9/11, damn it all the way back to the Lusitania and the rational for Woodrow Wilson’s and Colonel House’s turning the “European War” into WW l, if not all the way back to the Maine.
Follow the money, follow the power and understand that the culture of the elites that rule is, in fact, far different, operating under different boundaries of morality, ethics and law than that any of us mere citizens. Patriotism does not demand blindness, willfully achieved or through simple ignorance of our history or from the lobotomizing brainwashing we have all suffered from since the first dulcet tones of the TV’s of our youth sucked us into their system, their reality.
It is going to get far worse, as the battle to preserve the spoils of empire, which began some time ago, has already led to a rapid rise in global chaos and very likely to wars on many fronts. As Smokey the Bear once said “Only you can prevent Forrest fires.” The time to act is now.
The time to defend the remaining freedoms that are our God given rights, not delineated by this government nor any government, is now, though frankly the machinery that will determine America’s and the worlds future is well in gear already and likely unstoppable.
“I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
“If they do it, it’s terrorism, if we do it, it’s fighting for freedom.” – Anthony Quainton, US Ambassador to Nicaragua, 1984 when asked to explain the difference between US actions in Nicaragua and the violence the US condemns as terrorism elsewhere in the world.
A major element in the hypocrisy of the United States is its rhetorical slogans and American definitions of words, which are much different from their dictionary definitions. The American version of “democracy” is a system where corporations and the wealthy elite make decisions. The public are expected to be “spectators of action,” not participants. The American definition of “stability” in a region is security for US investments (financial, military, etc.). The American meaning of “free enterprise” is a system of public subsidy and private profit, with massive government intervention in the economy to ensure the rich stay prosperous and powerful, while the poor remain impoverished and hopeless. The American version of “peace-keeping” is the mass murder of large, impoverished civilian populations in order to maintain global domination and a system that is most beneficial to the US elite. The true American meaning of “freedom” is the delusion that basic human rights such as truth, equality, and liberty are protected and encouraged by the government.
Since September 11, 2001, the US has focused on “homeland defense,” which to the politicians means elimination of civil rights with complete violations of the Bill of Rights.Thomas Jefferson defined “aristocrats” as those who “fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes.” It’s clear that today’s government consists primarily of aristocrats.
It’s astonishing that so few Americans see the hypocrisy. When Bush describes “rogue states,” he is describing America. America is most guilty of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. America is the number one source of weaponry for terrorists. America harbors, finances, trains, and equips “the agents of terror” more than all other nations combined. Shortly after his declaration against “rogue states,” Bush announced that the United States would violate the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. Bush made this decision, despite global opposition to doing such, especially from China and Russia.
They don’t know about George W. Bush heading Arbusto, an oil company partly financed by the Bin Laden family. They don’t know about the Taliban’s visit to Texas in 1995 to arrange Unocal pipeline plans with Halliburton, Inc. (Vice President Dick Cheney was the CEO.) They don’t know about how George and Barbara Bush stayed at the Bin Laden palace in Saudi Arabia during visits. Most Americans are unaware of “President” George W. Bush sending a plane to escort Bin Laden family members out of the US immediately after September 11th, despite the FBI’s objections.
=Land of Hypocrisy (Kennie Anderson)—Leave your biases and ideology at the first page of this book, but do read it in its entirety. Fight for what America should be, what it could be, not what it is nor what it has been at least over the past 60-70 years. I am a patriot, but not of the defend America, “right or wrong” kind. That was and remains one of the most jingoistic, perverted phrases of our relatively recent past.
We have failed to build the nation we grew up thinking we were or wanted to be, there is little hope that we can reverse course and try again, but without that hope “we” the citizens of this nation are lost. The corruption and rot in our institutions of governance and in the transnational corporate giants that feed off us all has become so pervasive that relying on the existing system to cure itself is as close to the definition of insanity as one can get. But before all else the war drums must be silenced.
Arbusto Energy (Bush Oil) was a petroleum and energy company formed in Midland, Texas, in 1979, for former US President George W. Bush by a group of investors which included Dorothy Bush, Lewis Lehrman, William Henry Draper III, Bill Gammell, and James R. Bath. The company’s chief financial officer was K. Michael Conaway, now a United States Congressman from Texas.
It was later revealed that Bath made an investment of $50,000 while representing Salem bin Laden of the Saudi Binladin Group. This fact became controversial after the September 11, 2001 attacks due to Salem bin Laden being an older, half-brother of Osama bin Laden, who is alleged to have planned and financed the attacks. Upon Salem bin Laden’s death in a 1988 airplane crash, in Texas, his interest in Arbusto (along with other Binladin Group assets), passed to Khalid bin Mahfouz.
In 1982, Arbusto became known as Bush Exploration, a year after George H. W. Bush became Vice President. A friend of the Bush family, Philip Uzielli, invested $1 million in 1982 in exchange for a 10% stake in the company, at a time when the whole company was valued at less than $400,000. As it neared financial collapse again in September 1984, Bush Exploration merged with Spectrum 7 Energy Corp., a company owned by William DeWitt and Mercer Reynolds. G. W. Bush became Chairman and CEO of Spectrum 7.
In 1985 Spectrum 7 reported a net loss of $1.5 million and was bought in 1986 for $2.2 million by Harken Energy, with Bush joining the Harken board of directors and finance audit committee.
In 1987 the Saudi investor Abdullah Taha Bakhsh bought most of Union Bank of Switzerland’s shares in Harken becoming its third largest investor owning 17% of the company. He was represented on the board by Talat M. Othman. Another investor was Ghaith R. Pharaon, a partner of Bakhsh’s, who would later be involved in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal, and is currently the target of an international dragnet.
In January 1990 with the company in the same state as its previous incarnations, it was awarded a contract to drill for crude oil off the coast of Bahrain, a move that shocked industry insiders as Harken had no previous experience outside of the US or of drilling offshore.
In June 1990 Bush sold more than half of his shares in Harken to a Los Angeles broker named Ralph D. Smith. One week after the sale Harken announced an overall loss of $23.2 million triggering an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission into the sale.–Wikipedia
W. Bush gave the Taliban $43 million in May 2001 (announced by Secretary of State Colin Powell on May 17), less than four months before the attacks in America. The $43 million was given as a gift, even though Washington was completely aware of the oppression caused by the Taliban and the Taliban’s links to past American attacks. Yes, American tax dollars funded the attacks that killed 3,000 Americans.
Bush’s Faustian Deal With the Taliban-The Nation (May, 2001)
Enslave your girls and women, harbor anti-US terrorists, destroy every vestige of civilization in your homeland, and the Bush Administration will embrace you. All that matters is that you line up as an ally in the drug war, the only international cause that this nation still takes seriously.
That’s the message sent with the recent gift of $43 million to the Taliban rulers of Afghanistan, the most virulent anti-American violators of human rights in the world today. The gift, announced last Thursday by Secretary of State Colin Powell, in addition to other recent aid, makes the United States the main sponsor of the Taliban and rewards that “rogue regime” for declaring that opium growing is against the will of God. So, too, by the Taliban’s estimation, are most human activities, but it’s the ban on drugs that catches this administration’s attention.
Never mind that Osama bin Laden still operates the leading anti-American terror operation from his base in Afghanistan, from which, among other crimes, he launched two bloody attacks on American embassies in Africa in 1998.
Cameron: we will permanently damage Russia’s economy – Telegraph
David Cameron has vowed to “turn the ratchet” on Vladimir Putin, as he warned Western sanctions would “permanently” damage the Russian economy.
Moscow banks are running short of funding as investors pull capital out the country, while the rouble and the Russian stock market are falling, the Prime Minister said.
He was speaking ahead of a Nato summit in Wales which will discuss Ukrainian membership of the military alliance.
Addressing the Commons, the Prime Minister said Britain would face the “grave danger” posed by Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine with “reliance and resolve”.
On Saturday, European leaders gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions. Since then, however, the situation has only deteriorated, with President Putin raising the prospect of “statehood” for areas consumed by fighting. Britain has accused Russia of sending tanks and troops into Ukraine to destabilise it.