I guess we have nothing left to lose, Bobby McGee, nothing left to lose. Nothing don’t mean nothing honey if it ain’t free, now now.

UncleSamTyrannyFascist Tyranny or Freedom- They chose Tyranny, “We” never had a say. There is no democracy in America, hasn’t really been for close to 100 years, despite the delusional sludge that has filled our minds since birth.

I am a patriot. I long for an America long dead–that is really conservative, is it not? We will do nothing, we will act like sheep and we will lose the last remnants of our freedom.

Suddenly,(written in 2010, when the Arab Spring was in bloom) global elites are faced with the reality of seeking to dominate populations that are increasingly becoming self-aware and are developing a global consciousness. Thus, a population being subjected to domination in Africa has the ability to become aware of a population being subjected to the same forms of domination in the Middle East, South America or Asia; and they can recognize that they are all being dominated by the same global power structures. That is a key point: not only is the awakening global in its reach, but in its nature; it creates within the individual, an awareness of the global condition. So it is a ‘global awakening’ both in the external environment, and in the internal psychology.

This new reality in the world, coupled with the fact that the world’s population has never been so vast, presents a challenge to elites seeking to dominate people all over the world who are aware and awakened to the realities of social inequality, war, poverty, exploitation, disrespect, imperialism and domination. This directly implies that these populations will be significantly more challenging to control: economically, politically, socially,  psychologically and spiritually. 

Thus, from the point of view of the global oligarchy, the only method of imposing order and control – on this unique and historical human condition – is through the organized chaos of economic crises, war, and the rapid expansion and institutionalization of a global scientific dictatorship.

Our hope is their fear; and our greatest fear is their only hope

===The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom (Andrew Gavin Marshall)

Our hope is their fear; and our greatest fear is their only hope

And this is exactly what the “global oligarchy” has done and will continue to do. Since these words were written the Spring has turned to total misery, dictatorship, bestial human destruction and America and the world has accepted the institutionalization of a scientific, technologically enhanced dictatorship. It will only be getting worse, for we seem to have all accepted this fate. 

===The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom (Andrew Gavin Marshall)

We think of mass surveillance as a product of modern technology—applying computing power to scoop up communications and metadata in bulk. But large-scale spying on Americans got its real start in 1917, when the United States entered World War I. The government wanted to build up an apparatus to crush all criticism.

In his 1917 Flag Day speech, President Wilson claimed that Germany had “filled our unsuspecting communities with vicious spies and conspirators and sought to corrupt the opinion of our people in their own behalf.” He warned, “Woe be to the man or group of men that seeks to stand in our way in this day of high resolution.” The next day, Congress gave teeth to his warning with the Espionage Act, which criminalized opposition to the war. In 1918, the Sedition Act made prohibitions on dissent even broader.

The apparatus for searching out people with supposedly disloyal tendencies was already in place. The Council of National Defense, created in 1916, had begun urging the states to create their own Councils of Defense. Some of them paid close attention to everything people were saying and promoted persecution of anything sounding disloyal or foreign. In Iowa, elderly women were jailed for speaking German over the telephone, and a pastor was imprisoned for giving part of a funeral service in Swedish.

In Oklahoma, Governor Robert L. Williams formed an extralegal state Council of Defense, which in turn created an Oklahoma Loyalty Bureau, employing secret service agents to find sedition in comm

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via The Dawn of the Surveillance State : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education.

The End of the Snowden Affair | Just Security

headsSometime around 7:30 p.m. (EST) last night, the 17-month-long national conversation over how to reform U.S. foreign intelligence surveillance authorities effectively ended when the Senate failed to clear a crucial procedural step en route to what would otherwise have been the near-certain passage of the Senate version of the USA FREEDOM Act—the surveillance reform bill that has been in the works for well over a year. The vote “failed” 58-42, falling two votes short of the 60-vote threshold necessary to invoke “cloture.” The preposterousness of the filibuster notwithstanding, I believe that this will mark the moment, in retrospect, when any real hope of meaningful surveillance reform died–and with it, any chance for many of the most important lessons from last summer’s Snowden revelations to be reflected in new U.S. policy.

nsa-logo-parodyDon’t get me wrong: Congress will still pass some version of the USA FREEDOM Act in at least some form. Given that section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act expires early next year, it will literally (in both Aaron Sorkin senses of the word) have to. And it’s also true, as plenty of folks have pointed out elsewhere, that even the Senate version of the bill that likely died last night was an incredibly modest (and watered-down) series of reforms compared to what had been suggested by, among others, privacy and civil liberties groups; the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB); and the President’s own review group. But if last night’s vote is any indication, (1) even this modest, watered-down reform package isn’t going to get out of Congress before the 113th Congress disappears next January 3 (at least not without some further accommodations that dilute the bill even more); and (2) the Republican leadership in the Senate, which seems to think the intelligence community is in need of even less reform than the Executive Branch itself (which endorsed the Leahy bill), will ultimately gravitate toward an even less meaningful (if not affirmatively harmful) package of reforms.

As a bellwether for what we can expect on national security policy from the 114th Congress, it’s not an especially promising one… And as a broader message about popular support for renewed oversight of (and accountability for) our foreign intelligence surveillance activities, it’s downright disheartening.

via The End of the Snowden Affair | Just Security.

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Americans’ assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure.

The research shows that citizens of countries including France, Uruguay, and Costa Rica now feel that they enjoy more personal freedom than Americans.

As the Washington Examiner reported this morning, representatives of the Legatum Institute are in the U.S. this week to promote the sixth edition of their Prosperity Index. The index aims to measure aspects of prosperity that typical gross domestic product measurements don’t include, such as entrepreneurship and opportunity, education, and social capital.

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via Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France | WashingtonExaminer.com.

Judge Napolitano: A Nation of Sheep

Can not get better than this. It is a must for any freedom loving, sovereign human being as a citizen of this nation.

If you have watched it, watch it again