Look kids! It’s ‘Murica!
Melissa here. Just wanted to ask what you guys think about this situation with the dead bankers and the prediction that the U.S. economy is set to crash this spring…
The Declaration of Independence boldly states: “When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
Thomas Jefferson, writing on behalf of the independent-minded colonists in 1776, backed up the Declaration’s conclusion with numerous examples of British tyranny, stating: “To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”
Compare them to the United States and global system we live under today.
Are we now free? Examine the balance of power between individuals, endowed with natural rights by God, and government, Constitutionally bound to only limited powers, as well as the leading corporations of the private sector.
A 1946 national archive film released by Encyclopedia Britannica titled “Despotism” outlines several yardsticks for measuring the balance of power of a free society and that of an outright a despotism, according to scales of respect, power, economic distribution and information. Concentrated power and wealth, centralized information and monopolistic or oligopolistic control in any one of these areas tends to negatively affect the others, and renders freedom a mere illusion.
"Look beyond fine words and noble phrases," the analyst in the archive film warns. The rhetoric of freedom in America or anywhere else on planet Earth is irrelevant if the power, wealth and opportunity resides in the hands of just a few, or worse a single entity. By any yardstick, society today is very far gone; the once free United States of America is far down the path of dictatorship, though it keeps wrapped in the stars and stripes of the flag and the lofty words of its founding ideals.
Now what? It is the duty of free people to seek and demand a better society once again.
The Guardian put up a clip yesterday from the Hicks family archive showing previously unreleased footage of a Bill Hicks standup routine from 1993 at the Comedy Corner in Florida, shot just months before he died of pancreatic cancer at age 32.
The online news site describes the clip as Hicks riffing on religious cult, but the description should have been based on what Hicks says in the last half of the clip: “The Branch Davidians did not start the fire. They were murdered in cold blood by the p*ssies, the liars, the scumbags — the ATF.”
The Guardian does not allow their videos to be embedded, but click here to watch.
For five months during 1993, the government had a standoff with the Branch Davidians at their compound in Waco that ultimately ended in the deaths of over 80 men, women and children.
Earlier that same year, Hicks went out to the compound with Kevin Booth and shot the following video:
It wasn’t just about what was done to the Davidians themselves; it was about the use of propaganda and everything from media misinformation to outright government lies to steer the public opinion at large into accepting a new level of tyranny from the American government.
For more on what went down at the Waco siege, check out this documentary Waco: The Rules of Engagement:
Private Interests Inhibiting Free Travel on Public Roads – Paid for By Taxpayers
The overlapping control grid of the Trans-Texas Corridor/ NAFTA Superhighway and Agenda 21 urban redevelopment in the Texas Triangle (ref: America2050.org) is taking over public roadways and directing human behavior.
A study conducted by the USGS comparing figures for air and rain samples from 1995 and 2007 in Mississippi concluded that 75% of all 2007 samples tested positive for glyphosate — the active ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup.
That’s right…air samples. Based on these figures, that means an 18-fold glyphosate use increase in Mississippi during that time period alone. Of course, this data is now seven years old, so who knows what the numbers are today, not to mention the fact that this is only looking at the state of Mississippi.
What about the other 49 states? Are we walking around breathing Roundup? What about people who collect rainwater to water organic gardens, gardens they are attempting to grow without pesticides?
In fact, most people who eat organic do so to avoid pesticides…but we can’t avoid breathing, now can we?
This study raises a lot more questions than answers, questions with pretty horrific implications considering not only the fact that each year Roundup use increases as more GMOs are planted across the nation, but how dangerous Roundup is to every system in our bodies as evidenced in independent studies.
In addition, a new study has just been published which suggests that glyphosate contributes gluten intolerance. There used to be a time when “gluten-free” wasn’t on food packages in this country; now it’s an over $4 billion-dollar industry.
http://www.enveurope.com/content/24/1/24 http://truthstreammedia.com/usda-approved-agent-orange-its-coming-to-a-farm-near-you/ http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/02/report-spread-monsantos-superweeds-speeds-12-0
(Truthstream Media.com) The plague of endocrine disrupting compounds has been found in countless studies to contribute towards breast cancer, prostate cancer and more. SSRIs and some other antidepressants now stand as some of the most dangerous substances to women over 40 and in particular those facing breast cancer — in addition to the already ubiquitous hormone-imalancing chemicals like Bisphenol A, Atrazine (a common herbicide), dioxins, organophosphate pesticides, phthalates and numerous others. SSRIs — frequently prescribed to women who have breast cancer for their depression — has been shown to make breast cancer, and the chances of death, worse. Of course, this is only making headlines in 2014, after studies from the late 1990s clearly showed enough risk from the highly lucrative pharmaceutical to use the precautionary principle.
Some 1 in 3 American women now face cancer in their lifetimes, with breast cancer by far the most common; yet the issue of endocrine disrupting compounds found throughout the food supply, drugs and environment have been hardly been discussed as suspects and contributors to this deadly disease. Oh well, throw up a salmon-colored ribbon to show support for something the establishment has no real intention of understanding or preventing.
(Truthstream Media.com) Rand Paul’s quiet backing to the tune of millions by Machiavellian operative Karl Rove and his public association with George P. Bush and other establishment GOP figures make it all too clear that the grassroots liberty movement generated to support Ron Paul’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns was just fodder for the co-opted rise of Rand Paul. Under this emerging vision of the GOP future, tea party supporters and those who’ve rejected the two-party system are just other demographics to pander to and usher into the voting booths alongside Hispanics, women and the Religious Right.
Think about it before you jump on the Randwagon…
This is my personal response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s ‘I’m First’ video (watch here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/02/05/first-lady-michelle-obama-i-m-first?).
In her recent “The American Dream is still alive, we swear” propaganda piece on how anyone from anywhere with any amount of money can succeed in college, Michelle makes it seem effortless to go to college. After all, she went to Princeton (with the help of student loans) and look where she is today! It must be so much fun to take a $4 million tax-payer funded vacation to Hawaii!
The first lady has been seen out and about at local high schools, teaching kids about how they ‘only have to fill out one little form’ to get financial aid (and sign their life away to crushing student loan debt with the federal government that will haunt them throughout their adulthood as they struggle just to find a job in a country where only 47% of adults even have a full-time job and the fastest growing sector is “food service”).
Meanwhile, guess which bubble economic experts are saying is going to burst next? That’s right, the $1 TRILLION student loan bubble because none of these shiny new graduates can even find a job in this country to pay back those loans, let alone get anywhere in life where the American Dream truly is only a dream anymore because you have to be asleep to believe it (as George Carlin famously said).
P.S. — Can you believe she actually said, “she and President Obama don’t give Christmas gifts to each other. They merely say, ‘We’re in Hawaii,’ and that’s Christmas gift enough.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tried to spin this new determination in a response by saying things like, “At the beginning of this year, we noted that as part of this new day in health care, Americans would no longer be trapped in a job just to provide coverage for their families, and would have the opportunity to pursue their dreams.”
So Obamacare will afford people “the opportunity to pursue their dreams” of not being “trapped in a job”?