“There is nothing more dangerous than a government of the many controlled by the few.”
Lawrence Lessig, Harvard law professor
It is easy to be distracted right now by the bread and circus politics that have dominated the news headlines lately, but don’t be distracted.
Don’t be fooled, not even a little.
We’re being subjected to the oldest con game in the books, the magician’s sleight of hand that keeps you focused on the shell game in front of you while your wallet is being picked clean by ruffians in your midst.
This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls.
What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theater. And what political theater it is, diabolically Shakespearean at times, full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing.
We are being ruled by a government of scoundrels, spies, thugs, thieves, gangsters, ruffians, rapists, extortionists, bounty hunters, battle-ready warriors and cold-blooded killers who communicate using a language of force and oppression.
The US government now poses the greatest threat to our freedoms.
More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, even more than the perceived threat posed by any single politician, the US government remains a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to protect us.
No matter who has occupied the White House in recent years, the Deep State has succeeded in keeping the citizenry divided and at each other’s throats.
After all, as long as we’re busy fighting each other, we’ll never manage to present a unified front against tyranny in any form.
Unfortunately, what we are facing is tyranny in every form.
The facts speak for themselves.
We’re being robbed blind by a government of thieves. Americans no longer have any real protection against government agents empowered to seize private property at will. For instance, police agencies under the guise of asset forfeiture laws are taking Americans’ personal property based on little more than a suspicion of criminal activity and keeping it for their own profit and gain.
In one case, police seized more than $17,000 in cash from two sisters who were trying to start a dog breeding business. Despite finding no evidence of wrongdoing, police held onto the money for months.
Homeowners are losing their homes over unpaid property taxes (as little as $2300 owed) that amount to a fraction of what they have invested in their homes. And then there’s the Drug Enforcement Agency, which has been searching train and airline passengers and pocketing their cash, without ever charging them with a crime.
We’re being taken advantage of by a government of scoundrels, idiots and cowards. Journalist H.L. Mencken calculated that “Congress consists of one-third, more or less, scoundrels; two-thirds, more or less, idiots; and three-thirds, more or less, poltroons.” By and large, Americans seem to agree. When you’ve got government representatives who spend a large chunk of their work hours fundraising, being feted by lobbyists, shuffling through a lucrative revolving door between public service and lobbying, and making themselves available to anyone with enough money to secure access to a congressional office, you’re in the clutches of a corrupt oligarchy.
Mind you, these same elected officials rarely read the legislation they’re enacting, nor do they seem capable of enacting much legislation that actually helps the plight of the American citizen. More often than not, the legislation lands the citizenry in worse straits.
We’re being locked up by a government of greedy jailers. We have become a carceral state, spending three times more on our prisons than on our schools and imprisoning close to a quarter of the world’s prisoners, despite the fact that crime is at an all-time low and the US makes up only 5% of the world’s population.
The rise of overcriminalization and profit-driven private prisons provides even greater incentives for locking up American citizens for such non-violent “crimes” as having an overgrown lawn. As the Boston Review points out:
America’s contemporary system of policing, courts, imprisonment, and parole … makes money through asset forfeiture, lucrative public contracts from private service providers, and by directly extracting revenue and unpaid labor from populations of color and the poor. In states and municipalities throughout the country, the criminal justice system defrays costs by forcing prisoners and their families to pay for punishment. It also allows private service providers to charge outrageous fees for everyday needs such as telephone calls. As a result people facing even minor criminal charges can easily find themselves trapped in a self-perpetuating cycle of debt, criminalization, and incarceration.”
We’re being spied on by a government of Peeping Toms. The government, along with its corporate partners, is watching everything you do, reading everything you write, listening to everything you say, and monitoring everything you spend. Omnipresent surveillance is paving the way for government programs that profile citizens, document their behavior and attempt to predict what they might do in the future, whether it’s what they might buy, what politician they might support, or what kinds of crimes they might commit.
The impact of this far-reaching surveillance, according to Psychology Today, is “reduced trust, increased conformity, and even diminished civic participation.” As technology analyst Jillian C. York concludes, “Mass surveillance without due process—whether undertaken by the government of Bahrain, Russia, the US, or anywhere in between—threatens to stifle and smother that dissent, leaving in its wake a populace cowed by fear.”
We’re being ravaged by a government of ruffians, rapists and killers. It’s not just the police shootings of unarmed citizens that are worrisome. It’s the SWAT team raids gone wrong—more than 80,000 annually—that are leaving innocent citizens wounded, children terrorized and family pets killed. It’s the roadside strip searches—in some cases, cavity searches of men and women alike carried out in full view of the public—in pursuit of drugs that are never found. It’s the potentially lethal—and unwarranted—use of so-called “nonlethal” weapons such as tasers on children for “mouthing off to a police officer. For trying to run from the principal’s office. For, at the age of 12, getting into a fight with another girl.”
We’re being forced to surrender our freedoms—and those of our children—to a government of extortionists, money launderers and professional pirates. The American people have repeatedly been sold a bill of goods about how the government needs more money, more expansive powers, and more secrecy (secret courts, secret budgets, secret military campaigns, secret surveillance) in order to keep us safe.
Under the guise of fighting its wars on terror, drugs and now domestic extremism, the government has spent billions in taxpayer dollars on endless wars that have not ended terrorism but merely sown the seeds of blowback, surveillance programs that have caught few terrorists while subjecting all Americans to a surveillance society, and militarized police that have done little to decrease crime while turning communities into warzones. Not surprisingly, the primary ones to benefit from these government exercises in legal money laundering have been the corporations, lobbyists and politicians who inflict them on a trusting public.
We’re being held at gunpoint by a government of soldiers: a standing army. As if it weren’t enough that the American military empire stretches around the globe (and continues to leech much-needed resources from the American economy), the US government is creating its own standing army of militarized police and teams of weaponized, federal bureaucrats. These civilian employees are being armed to the hilt with guns, ammunition and military-style equipment; authorized to make arrests; and trained in military tactics.
Among the agencies being supplied with night-vision equipment, body armor, hollow-point bullets, shotguns, drones, assault rifles and LP gas cannons are the Smithsonian, US Mint, Health and Human Services, IRS, FDA, Small Business Administration, Social Security Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Education Department, Energy Department, Bureau of Engraving and Printing and an assortment of public universities.
There are now reportedly more bureaucratic (non-military) government civilians armed with high-tech, deadly weapons than US Marines. That doesn’t even begin to touch on the government’s arsenal, the transformation of local police into extensions of the military, and the speed with which the nation could be locked down under martial law depending on the circumstances.
Whatever else it may be—a danger, a menace, a threat—the U.S. government is certainly no friend to freedom.
To our detriment, the criminal class that Mark Twain mockingly referred to as Congress has since expanded to include every government agency that feeds off the carcass of our once-constitutional republic.
The government and its cohorts have conspired to ensure that the only real recourse the American people have to hold the government accountable or express their displeasure with the government is through voting, which is no real recourse at all.
Consider it: the penalties for civil disobedience, whistleblowing and rebellion are severe. If you refuse to pay taxes for government programs you believe to be immoral or illegal, you will go to jail. If you attempt to overthrow the government—or any agency thereof—because you believe it has overstepped its reach, you will go to jail. If you attempt to blow the whistle on government misconduct, you will go to jail. In some circumstances, if you even attempt to approach your elected representative to voice your discontent, you can be arrested and jailed.
You cannot have a republican form of government—nor a democratic one, for that matter—when the government views itself as superior to the citizenry, when it no longer operates for the benefit of the people, when the people are no longer able to peacefully reform their government, when government officials cease to act like public servants, when elected officials no longer represent the will of the people, when the government routinely violates the rights of the people and perpetrates more violence against the citizenry than the criminal class, when government spending is unaccountable and unaccounted for, when the judiciary act as courts of order rather than justice, and when the government is no longer bound by the laws of the Constitution.
We no longer have a government “of the people, by the people and for the people.”
Rather, what we have is a government of wolves.
For too long, the American people have obeyed the government’s dictates, no matter now unjust.
We have paid its taxes, penalties and fines, no matter how outrageous. We have tolerated its indignities, insults and abuses, no matter how egregious. We have turned a blind eye to its indiscretions and incompetence, no matter how imprudent. We have held our silence in the face of its lawlessness, licentiousness and corruption, no matter how illicit.
How long we will continue to suffer depends on how much we’re willing to give up for the sake of freedom.
For the moment, the American people seem content to sit back and watch the reality TV programming that passes for politics today. It’s the modern-day equivalent of bread and circuses, a carefully calibrated exercise in how to manipulate, polarize, propagandize and control a population.
As French philosopher Etienne de La Boétie observed half a millennium ago:
Plays, farces, spectacles, gladiators, strange beasts, medals, pictures, and other such opiates, these were for ancient peoples the bait toward slavery, the price of their liberty, the instruments of tyranny. By these practices and enticements the ancient dictators so successfully lulled their subjects under the yoke, that the stupefied peoples, fascinated by the pastimes and vain pleasures flashed before their eyes, learned subservience as naively, but not so creditably, as little children learn to read by looking at bright picture books.”
The bait towards slavery. The price of liberty. The instruments of tyranny.
Yes, that sounds about right.
As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, “We the people” have learned only too well how to be slaves.
Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His book Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at www.amazon.com. Whitehead can be contacted at [email protected]
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Representative democracy cannot be reformed. See the linked article and 14 other related ones at that site.
That’s a hell of an article, buddy!
So well put, so accurately
It’s hard indeed to discuss such matters in such a matter-of-fact way. But that’s what it has come to, unfortunately. Therers no shortage of evidence to argue your case.
All the best to you. Mr John Whitehead
Greetings from Poland !
Bait and switch. The government will give you ‘security’ in exchange for your autonomy.
The Labour Party, aka the Westminster branch of Likud, has just banned Corbyn from standing at the next election.
J.C getting s*crifice near Easter.
and crucified by the j*ws.
They love there story’s Reenactment.
Some cant even see it.
Lyndon B. Johnson:
If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.
Neely Fuller Jr:
The white supremacists aren’t confused, they’re keeping their victims confused. If you do not understand white supremacy — what it is and how it works — everything else that you think you understand will only confuse you.
For people like Fuller, White Supremacy = White Existence.
No. But it’s obvious that you do not understand the system of white supremacy – what it is and how it works – otherwise you would know that there are only three types of people in the known universe:
You are obviously a white person who has been confused by the white supremacists to hate nonwhite people.
Have you read Mr. Neely Fuller’s book or listened to his question & answer sessions?
Here’s his Bio. Please show where he hates white people the way that you hate nonwhite people…
Background information on Mr. Neely Fuller, Jr.:
Mr. Neely Fuller, Jr., was born on October 6, 1929 at the height of the Great Depression. He served in two branches of the Armed Forces. He served in the Army during the Korean War Conflict for his first term. For his second term, he served in the Air force during the Little Rock 9 era where 9 black youths went to an all white high school during desegregation. During this time, he wrote the first six pages of his book called The United Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept: a textbook, workbook, for Victims of White Supremacy. He carried these six pages around for years. Expanding the book as situations presented themselves; the book eventually grew from six pages to 1,300 pages. These pages were kept in a suitcase. When he left the military in 1984, he organized the pages into a more comprehensive form by placing them in note binders. He is currently expanding this book according to our modern-day use of words.
IN MR. FULLER’S OWN WORDS:
I, Neely Fuller, Jr. (1/0), the writer/author of this book, have been, like millions of others, a long-time Victim Of and Servant To, Racism (White Supremacy) in all areas of activity. My experiences, observations, and/or studies, have led me to believe the following:
• Racism, has done more to promote non-justice, than any other socio-material system known to have been produced, or supported, by the people of the known universe.
• No major problem, that exists between the people of the known universe, can be eliminated until Racism is eliminated.
• The fear, frustration, malice, and confusion, that is caused by Racism, retards or prevents all constructive activity between the people of the known universe.
• The only form of functional Racism that exists among the people of the known universe is “White Supremacy.”
• The people who have the ability to eliminate Racism do not have the will to do so, and, the people who have the will to do so, do not have the ability.
• Regardless of all that has been said or done, the quality of the relationship(s) between white people and black people is, and has been, a total disaster.
• Justice is better than Racism.
• As long as Racism exists, anything said, or done, by people, that is not intended to help eliminate Racism, and to help produce justice, is a waste of time/energy.
• Each and every Victim of Racism should minimize the time and effort spent doing anything other than, thinking, speaking, and acting, in a manner that helps to eliminate Racism, and helps to establish justice. Each and every person should seek to do this, every day, in every area of activity, including Economics, Education, Entertainment, Labor, Law, Politics, Religion, Sex, and War.
Mr. Neely Fuller, Jr’s book:
The United-Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept Textbook: A Compensatory Counter-Racist Code Revised Edition
Neely Fuller, Jr. —
“If you do not understand white supremacy racism — what it is and how it works — everything else that you think you understand will only confuse you.”
And the only way for whites and nonwhites to stop being confused by the white supremacists is by following the logic and staying on code.
“and imprisoning close to a quarter of the world’s prisoners, despite the fact that crime is at an all-time low”
Duh. Do you not think that it’s possible that maybe BECAUSE there are so many criminals locked up, that crime is at an ‘all-time’ low? ‘All-time’ compared to when? Before records began in the United States, perhaps? Those poor, hard done by criminals. The article author obviously doesn’t give a toss about the suffering of the millions of people who are victims of crime every year. We should be working towards a ZERO crime society, not whining about there being ‘too many’ criminals in prison.
Well soon you may just get your wish. They’ll imprison all of us under full surveillance. Yippee. There’ll still be crime of course, the criminals who own us won’t stop their own theft of everything under the sun. Meanwhile you can place all the blame on the starving and earn big points with the truly criminal. I’m just sure they’ll pay you handsomely, after all they always pay well, don’t they?
You have a point, S. Crime is completely out of control in the big cities like Chicago and Baltimore and Soros funded DAs routinely refuse to prosecute even very violent offences or immigration laws. 100 plus shootings every weekend in Chicago, making it less safe than Baghdad and Beirut. Thugs and rioters were given free rein to loot and burn US cities night after night during Trump’s reign (but not on Jan. 6th, interestingly enough), with police just ordered to stand down. The courts, police, and justice system are hopelessly corrupt, politicised and dysfunctional. If I were living in the US I would certainly get a couple of guns. At the same time, the privatised prison system is a money making racket with guaranteed occupancy levels. A lot of non violent offenders are probably incarcerated without good reason. There is evidence of arrests being made and prosecutions pursued simply to fill empty spaces.
Many are are awating trial or even investigation, not convicted offenders.
From the most progressive of progressive organs, The Graud of course:
“Agatha Christie novels reworked to remove potentially offensive language
Poirot and Miss Marple mysteries have passages edited by sensitivity readers for latest HarperCollins editions”
Our ever vigilant “sensitivity readers” are concerned about what “modern audiences find offensive”. This has been determined by strictly accurate scientific methods in which this dedicated group of concerned world improvers were able to use the most technologically advanced telepathic recorders to assess the disturbance level of the entire population.
Other criteria include the vexatious issue of “relevance” to modern readers. This is a difficult matter to describe in detail to the vulgar and insensitive but even they must yield to the obvious fact that their welfare is being protected and enhanced.
“The newspaper reported that the edits cut references to ethnicity, such as describing a character as black, Jewish or Gypsy, or a female character’s torso as “of black marble” and a judge’s “Indian temper”, and removed terms such as “Oriental” and the N-word. The word “natives” has also been replaced with the word “local”.”
Well don’t forget that “native” is another “N” word. And our inner sanctum is debating as to whether ALL “N” words should be deleted. Perhaps safest to take the letter “n” out of all keyboards?
We never recognise it when we see it.
There’s a character in “1984” who’s job is to cull the Dictionary of words, and especially the meanings of words, considered threatening to being a good citizen.
The character was editing the (10th ?) Edition of Newspeak.
Orwell even provided an appendix explaining the process of turning the language into Newspeak, and the built-in limitations it imposes on thinking.
We see it happening in front of our eyes but we dont recognise that is what’s happening.
I think that Orwell’s appendix to 1984 is at least as good as the novel itself.
And to think that Orwell learned about the idea while working for the BBC.
All part of the dumbing down really, as well as helping to make sure anyone reading anything will be semi-literate at best, with no understanding of nuance, satire or irony.
Now I will say that ‘Oriental” I kind of get – an Asian woman I worked with once commented that she was not a rug when someone called her Oriental. But usage of that word is also part of history, so perhaps instead of eliminating it completely our sensitivity trainers should bother to see the origin of the word, and maybe teach about that history. But I know, that is far too much to ask when one is not interested in teaching anything at all, least of all history which might help a student to see through the idiocy of the present….
As for the word “black” and using that to describe black people – black friends of mine have all told me they loathe “African American.” They are NOT African, know nothing more about Africa than any other American, and find that description insulting and condescending. What would our sensitivity trainers do with people like them? I imagine they would require some additional training in the current climate.
When my mother met my black boyfriend, she actually felt she had to ask if it was OK to even say the word “black.” I had to shake my head at the idiocy of her question, and I know damned well my boyfriend would have literally laughed out loud at her for asking that question. I still find it hilarious, but then again I undoubtedly laugh at things that our sensitivity trainers would find highly offensive.
Orient and Oriental referred to the Far East, from the pov. of Europe.
Speaking of “I don’t even know if it’s OK to say this out loud…”:
I don’t know whether German has one of their exquisite compound words to convey the act of simultaneously laughing, sneering, and snarling, but I think it was during the 2020 “Black Lives Matter” culture war that the “authorities”– academic, civil, and corporate– decreed unanimously that “black” needed to be capitalized when referring to personal complexion.
It struck me as an obvious sop to Woke militants– a kind of gesture of good will to keep the glorified “mau-mau” warriors appeased or pacified until the reparations came through.
Of course, identity politics has always infantilized language and usage, e.g. the fatuous “X-word” euphemism. And I had that German compound-word reaction today when I noticed that news reports about the latest spree-shooter were careful to honor, er, “their” pronoun choices.
Bah! Humbug! 😠
Heard about the Zombie Virus roll out? Nee me neither.
But this could become real reality. In fact this could be reality today without nobody knowing it nor are aware of it. Just in front of our eyes, and coming to your neighbourhood soon.
Who translated, edited, and compiled the modern Bible?
Which independent nation state, within a nation state, has been linked to Organized Crime, linked to Ritual Child Abuse, linked to the disappearance of children, linked to the global governance agenda, supportive of ideologies that are supposed to be antithetical the their core principals, and whose leader speaks from a stage that looks like the mouth of a serpent to the audience?
The Vatican is the Remnant of the Roman Empire. They contrive with the other two Independent Nation States, within Nation States, and perpetuare the “bread and circus” distraction across the “board”.
Won’t be long when anyone that dissents, will be fed to the lions, as a streaming “program”, that is “broadcast” to the world.
Can you name the other two Independent Nation States, within Nation States?
The Vatican represents the spiritual control vector of the trifecta pillars. Of the remaining two, one represents economic and financial control, the other one represents Intelligence, Military and Police control (Force).
The monotheisms were created by first century banksters. Of greater concern is the nation state built on apartheid and with terrible human rights abuses. This state was set up by modern banksters.
That article refers to the USA but can easily be a description of what’s taking place on the rest of the planet
In this ongoing farce I have marvelled at AntiFa, the chosen, who for some reason just sat back and watched the US Government and the likes of Twitter/Google/Youtube etc…well GO FULL FACISM, without so much a peep from them. It’s almost as if…………
The USA, have had people like Aaron Russo (RIP), who made the World aware of one of Uncle Same lovely laws and that being of ‘Eminent Domain’, from his ‘Mad As Hell’ series.
Oh, how I wish Cuba would embrace such a law and kick America out of that place the UN/ICC seems curiously unaware off, namely Guantanamo Bay.
It isn’t just “government” agents performing these circus acts. The entire populace has joined the circus, and it’s a VERY DARK circus.
The alleged human need for entertainment has conscripted the entire world’s populace into tattooed freak shows, hallways of distorted mirrors, and midways of wild rides that pose a danger to whoever seeks the thrill…
Mr. Etienne de La Boétie lays it out right here.
“Plays, farces, spectacles, gladiators, strange beasts, medals, pictures, and other such opiates, these were for ancient peoples the bait toward slavery, the price of their liberty, the instruments of tyranny. By these practices and enticements the ancient dictators so successfully lulled their subjects under the yoke, that the stupefied peoples, fascinated by the pastimes and vain pleasures flashed before their eyes, learned subservience as naively, but not so creditably, as little children learn to read by looking at bright picture books.”
The new picture books are digitized phone signals flashing away 24/7…
TV “news” is infotainment.
Grifter hero to the ukip brexit numpty s and (shill news) GB news anchor,
alt media MIC actor turned MIC MSM regurgitator.
fox for a reason.
Laurence Fox @LozzaFox
Race baiter extraordinaire Humza Yousaf has won the SNP leadership contest and is set to be named as Scotland’s new first minister, replacing Nicola Sturgeon.
Laurence Fox calling someone Race baiter
“I Withdraw My Consent” by Richard Abbot: https://www.thehermitage.org.uk/blog/withdraw-consent
“22/2/2022” by Richard Abbot: https://www.thehermitage.org.uk/blog/2202022
“Smile, it is the Kali Yuga!” by Richard Abbot: https://www.thehermitage.org.uk/blog/kali-yuga
Awesome. Thank you
America really is now a mental basket case as outlined by the article and when your main ‘industry’ is the manufacture of weaponry they are a clear and present danger not only to themselves but also to the rest of the world’s population.
The Washington Regime is a belligerent terrorist regime run by arrogant, corrupt, ignorant, narcissistic, delusional, ideologically driven psychopaths, which is controlled lock, stock and barrel by Zionist interests. Its demise cannot come a day too soon. It is like a rabid dog that has to be put down.
The US Arms Industry is a crucial pillar of the US economy, a fact marxist economist pointed to during the 1970s.It could almost be said the US economy is a War Economy, permanently on a war footing. Certainly the arms producing sector is vital to the overall health of the US economy.
‘Freedom of the press, freedom of association, the inviolability of domicile, and all the rest of the rights of man are respected so long as no one tries to use them against the privileged class. On the day they are launched against the privileged they are overthrown.‘
‘True progress lies in the direction of decentralization, both territorial and functional, in the development of the spirit of local and personal initiative, and of free federation from the simple to the compound, in lieu of the present hierarchy from the centre to the periphery.‘
‘Man is appealed to be guided in his acts, not merely by love, which is always personal, or at best tribal, but by his perception of his oneness with each human being. In the practice of mutual aid, which we can re-trace to the earliest beginnings of evolution, we thus find the positive and undoubted origin of our ethical conceptions; and we can affirm that in the ethical progress of man, mutual support- not mutual struggle- has had the leading part.‘
What we need (rules based) global governance to stop all this
And you will make up the rules…?
Or perhaps my sister? – She’s quite bright.
We the people vote for your Sister.
Anyone who’s “into politics” is lost. Not worth listening to. They don’t get it, they are at quite a rudimentary point in their awakening, if that ever occurs.
The whole damn world as presented to you by mainstream channels is a show, a hoax, a scam. You’ve even gotta watch out for the alternative channels cos they are still giving life to various hoaxes.
Your government is a scam, it’s a corporation. It deals in contract law. What is one of the conditions of a contract? Mutual consent. So, remove your consent and your attention from their fake reality show and you will find there isn’t much they can do without it. This will also free your mind which is what many in the ‘truther movement’ need to do next.
Wow, if Turkey’s earthquake was engineered to oppose the independent stance that Erdogan was taking, what an error! Turkey’s Homeland party candidate promises to remove Turkey from NATO and recognize Crimea and the new regions as Russian. It fully intends to fight sanctions against Russia, and claimed that NATO’s eastward expansion is a threat to Turkey.
“According to polls, 80% of Turks now consider the United States of America a threat, 70% of Turks consider Russia and China are friends. Under our rule, Turkey will definitely leave NATO, because NATO represents the only threat to Turkey,” he said.
[When last I looked Turkey had the largest standing army in Europe.]
CHAD, recently considered the main pillar of the West in Central Africa, just nationalized its Exxon-Mobil subsidiary!
Expect a military “intervention” in Chad soon. It may be to oust a dictator or to bring democracy, international law, reform, nation-building, development, free trade, justice, rule of law, education for women or peace. The petroleum will be liberated.
a usefull fragment of imformation that hints at the real coup coming
Is there a real example of blowback ? Certainly not 9/11 and 7/7. The victims of the US and EU military forces abroad just have to lick their wounds. As do the Western victims of false flags perpetrated by the same forces at the behest of their bankster masters.
The article’s author quotes:
Jillian C. York
Etienne de La Boétie
IMHO, Hunter S Thompson’s quote on mainstream journalism, would add some blade to this author’s polemic on bread and circus politics:
“Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for f*ckoffs and misfits—a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage.”
Thanks John, I can assure you I won’t be distracted. I don’t vote, unless its direct democracy, and I know the scamdemic was a scamdemic, 9/11 was a false flag, and all wars are bankers wars, or at least their close relatives. Unfortunately, in the U.S., “the 2020 presidential election had the highest voter turnout of the 21st century, with 66.8% of citizens 18 years and older voting in the election, according to new voting and registration tables released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.” 155.5 million people voted for either Biden or Trump, both whackos of the tenth order. But of course, it’s more than that because in the US, unlike Great Britain where they still have a monarchy and a benevolent King and Princes and Princesses and Dukes and all sorts of other shit, the political system is completely owned by the rich and has been since the very beginning, like since Thomas Jefferson. But who cares because it’s one side against another and that’s what it’s all about, the distraction. They’re worse, no they’re worse, it goes on forever. Quotes abound of those before us proclaiming the same damn thing. Our political systems are owned by the rich. Personally, I think that’s where our attack should focus, the political systems. But no one gives a damn.
Albert political system has NOT been owned by the rich since the very beginning, just progressively so. Inaccurate comments like this push people to give up, to imagine that the good is not possible.
We live in a kakistocracy a nation ruled by the least, moral, ethical, altruistic, servant minded, grifters, perverts and money grubbers within the society. The truly sad part is most people are resigned to this and accept this is normal. They think this is the way things aught to be.
The plutocrats have succeeded in directing, conditioning and reshaping society into a cauldron of depravity, debauchery and degeneracy and this is merely a smidgeon of their demonic agenda. https://www.weforum.org/focus/fourth-industrial-revolution#:
Orwell and Bradbury meet their reality. Although I think most people are resigned to it, the normal part is getting harder to accept. Like with many things, there may be a turning point. I saw an article today about where in San Francisco the city council is seriously considering reparations for black slavery, with things like 97K per year for life, 5 million payouts, etc. The comments were civil warish, i.e., we’re at the tip of a lot of things. Round and round we go, where we stop, nobody knows.
The funny thing about that issue is, soon if the plutocrats have their way, everyone will get free stuff aka Universal Basic Income also called Guaranteed Basic Income. It’s all part of the overlords’ plan to keep the masses passive docile and Zombified as their jobs are replaced by automaton, AI, robots and in some cases foreigners. The “money”, CBDC whatever they’ll call it will be doled out as our society and standard of living crater before our eyes (except for the elites of course). Slavery, bondage peonage etc. by another name is in the works and people don’t see it coming.
Sorry but most people don’t ‘think’ at all but instead go along with the constant stream of bullshit which is spoon fed to them. Mesmerised, hypnotised call it what you will it’s the mindset of unthinking slavery. Politicians know all this of course, it’s how they become elected.
The pretense in…elections is that the great conflict is between the two major parties. The reality is that there is a much bigger conflict that the two parties jointly wage against large numbers of Americans who are represented by neither party and against powerless millions around the world.
Very important thing to keep in mind, that when justice comes and when injustices are remedied, they’re not remedied by the initiative of the national government or the politicians. They only respond to the power of social movements.
The author, a BAR attorney, does not address the fact that all governments are corporations, just another business on dun&bradstreet.
We no longer have a government “of the people, by the people and for the people.”
This has always been nothing more than a marketing slogan. A nation founded on genocide and built on the blood, sweat and tears of slaves and indentured servants was hardly ever of, by and for the people- that’s pure American sloganeering.
Once we leave Never-Never Land and examine the duplicitous function of the two party system in the American political circus we can see the staged functionaries for who they are.
The two parties in the US play an indispensable role in society’s political machinery. This doesn’t mean they have any real power, in terms of controlling the state or setting policy. It means that without the existence of the Two Party System, the US could no longer maintain the pretense that it’s a “democracy.”
If either Party disintegrated tomorrow, the US would be revealed for what it really is — a One-Party state ruled by a narrow alliance of business interests. Both party’s true function is largely theatrical. They don’t exist to fight for change, but only to create the illusion that one fine distant day they might possibly bestir themselves to fight for change.
Thus the whole magic of The Two Party Show — the essential service it renders to the US power structure — lies not in what they do, but in their mere existence: by simply existing, and doing nothing but following the orders from their bosses, they pretend to be something they are not; and this is enough to pacify the populace and allow the system to portray itself as a “democracy.”
From the system’s point of view, this mechanism serves as the ultimate safety valve — it insures against a despairing populace, thus lessens the threat of rebellion; yet guarantees that no serious change to the system will be mounted.
Neither Party is a “lesser evil;” they are auxiliary subdivisions of the same evil.
Thus the overall function of the system has never been and is not presently designed to fight for everyday people, but to participate in this ever shifting totalitarian process.
Just as the Harlem Globetrotters need their Washington Generals to make their basketball games properly entertaining, Republicans and Democrats need each other for effective staging of the political show.
Excellent comment. But I interpret it as saying that having a facade of democracy is even worse than an “evil” system which does not pretend to be a democracy but just gets on with the business of governing in a way that won’t get them toasted by their own people (refer to any country on the Axis of Evil).
Yep, sad to say that’s how it is. In the UK it’s the same Punch and Judy show with Labour and Tory hogging the limelight. In the UK we however have the additional sideshow of Kings and Queens to entertain us just to relieve any boredom with the talking shop in Westminster. It all feels like one bad dream from which one cannot awake.
US politics was greatly influenced by a now deceased spin doctor type character called Arthur Finkelstein. He rejected conventional campaigning entirely, with politicians standing on their record and character and putting forward the policies they wished to pursue, etc., in favour of completely negative campaigning, with scurrilous smear attacks to turn an opponent into a hate figure. Using these methods, he believed he could guarantee success for a candidate who otherwise had little hope of victory. But Finkelstein was just one of a type. There is an unending supply of these Roger Stone type characters around.
US politics has always been exceptionally dirty by any standards. Stories were disseminated that Obama’s wife was actually a man/ trannie, that Hilary Clinton had actually died and been replaced by a body double (we see similar stories about Putin now), and that Trump was having an incestuous relationship with his daughter. Nothing is off limits and there are no depths these people will not plumb. They could walk under a snake’s belly wearing a top hat. To a slightly lesser degree we see the same pattern in the UK with the Zionist smear campaign against Corbyn.
The puppeteers do not fear dispair, only anger and fearlessness. Drugging young children for “ADHD” etc., or punishing them like adults, has become normalised. Even if the victim does not change, this serves as the start of obedience training for his classmates.
Ah, but what has permitted all this thievery? Reversal of the incentives.
Those who’ve reversed the incentives, empowering moral weakness, it is those– out of our reach and semi-unknown to us– it is those whom we must dis-empower.
To stare fixedly at those who but avail themselves of a corrupt system will do us little good. We need the architects.
Your alternative update on #COVID19 for 2023-03-27. ‘I have absolute faith that mRNA vaccines will kill you,’ says Sucharit Bhakdi, MD. France: 3.5m protesting (blog, gab, tweet).
Sadly it was never released.
And yes, FinCen can do as they please. You’ll find similar agencies around the globe.
I wouldn’t mind at all if we had genuine circus politics in the UK.
When I was a lot younger, I worked at a static, non travelling, circus, and it was quite good.
There were lion tamers, jugglers, clowns, acrobats, horse riding tricks, and a man who put his head in a crocodile’s mouth.
A lot of it was quite funny and entertaining and involved some skill and showmanship.
I would think a lot more of political figures if they could display similar talent.
Imagine Sunak juggling at the despatch box while Starmer put his head in a crocodile’s mouth, with the Speaker in a top hat and red sequined jacket acting as ringmaster.
That might be worth watching.
With all the SNP and the Liberals, or whatever they call themselves now, in full clown garb throwing custard pies, with Johnson and Truss in a trapeze act from the rafters above.
That might actually be worth watching.
It would certainly be a big improvement on what we have now.
The problem is not that we have circus politics, which wouldn’t be at all bad, but what we actually have is a dog and pony show politics.
Dog and pony shows proliferated in the US in rural areas during the inter war years.
They were described as such because they were travelling shows with limited resources. They didn’t have exotic animals like big cats or crocodiles, just the odd pony that could do tricks, and performing dogs.
Over time, a dog and pony show came to be a general term to describe something that was contrived and basically a bit pathetic, like UK politics, for example.
That’s what we have now.
Actual circus politics would represent a marked improvement.
I might vote for the first time in my life if a party put this in its manifesto, and promised to stage quality circus acts in the House of Commons.
Spitting Image 😉
Where the OP connects US politicians fully in the know that they’re conning the public, and have an entire system protecting them should anyone ever care enough to act, we in the UK are subject to absolute fucking idiots perpetually playing idiot games. I give you Humza Useless, the new Obergruppenfuhrer of North Britain. His predecessor couldn’t publicly define what a woman is, but by Christ she knows the taste and smell of them alright. Humza, despite being what they call a ‘minority’, shares Nippy’s disdain for females, being of the male supremacist, ‘peace’ religion, of Sadiq Khan’s ilk whereby “owners of a cervix” worship Mo at the back of the mosque and be thankful of it.
Bugger, there’s me falling for their tricks….but in the UK, ARE they tricks? I’m not so sure. Not many US congress/senators are ever forced to resign over dopey scandals involving who they shagged or who they had working for them- yet the offers of both will be just as plentiful in DC as in WM. Maybe our lot are pretending there’s a moral compass to be adhered to, while in the US there isn’t even a make-believe one. I also doubt that the UK parliament are anywhere near as bought or as compromised as those in the US- they just feel more compelled to pander to “the right thing”, ie, feelings and ‘wellbeing’. Pfizer don’t pay for the seat in a by-election, they just donate to both parties after the event once they get their labs and factories up and running, a large winners amount folllowed by legacy payouts for future hustings as a threat to the winner.
Or something like that. The Wrong Dishonourable Member simply turns up and shuts his yap.
Politicians are just like whores, only more expensive.
Perhaps only professional sex workers should be allowed to stand for Parliament. If nothing else, it would save a bit of money in these difficult times.
You sound like you believe 9/11 was perpetrated by 19 boxcutter brandishing cave dwellers.
Do i really? And how’s that, exactly? Because i said MPs actually try to kid us on that they believe the shite they promote?
I just happen to think that capitalising on the fear and stupidity of the public for financial gain, and engineering a new way of thinking via fake pandemics and staged racism is a form of genius within itself. Much like the success of the Covaids scam in hiding the enormous wealth transfer and dragging out the banking collapse just long enough to be plundered some more, it’s just about getting in, out and away before anyone sees.
Just like Mossad, and what they were discussing on the night of 9/10/01. Fud.
Additionally, I would like to note that there are a whole shit tonne of difficult truths that most septic tanks are going to have to get their heads around, if they’re even paying attention, and likely there is only one way that’s going to happen.
Mate, you do not get to bitch about it now it’s your turn.
All you had to do was listen to a significant proportion of the planet, dating back decades, to get the gist of the shitness of the US, but no, it’s all poor bugger me now.
Well, suck it up.
It’s hard to heal the blind. It can take a lifetime for people to accept us tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists were right all along. I fear it’s too late, because many of those who have secretly acknowledged what has really been going over the past 3 years, not to mention the past 20 years, refuse to do anything about it.
Some at least have developed excellent break-dancing techniques.
I have yet to be complimented by anyone for accurately identifying convid as a scam on day one.
We had forgotten, since it wasn’t a competition on ITV sports…
I’ve had a similar experience with a slight twist. What I do see are looks of embarrassment, faces pointed at the floor. One had a mild stroke, the other is waiting for a possible early exit from life. As for other sheep I know,…. well, we shall see.
It’s been sad to watch.
Thank you❤️. There ya go.
Let’s not be too harsh.
We in the UK eventually got rid of Thatcher back in the day, but the list of idiots waiting in the wings to replace her was every bit as long as the US equivalent.
And we let them do so.
At one point, China tested people coming in from Japan for covid using a swab of the anus. It stopped only after Japan protested.
“Anus-swabber” brings new meaning to the concept of “entry-level job”! 😎
Depressing. I know of a dissident who now lives in Mexico. He suggested that the Mexican cartels keep the Mexican government in line and I’d add that I would probably prefer to take my chances of life with the criminal class and have governments done away with altogether. Life would be simpler and surely could not get worse than it is now under governmental control.
I’m not convinced about that. There’s certainly no tail wagging the dog that I can see.
Culturally Mexico is a diverse and complex place, and has a long history of being so. Knowing what and whom Mexico is will take somewhat longer than a couple of years, I imagine. And even then, without a truly profound understanding of the language and its subtleties, I’m not sure it’s possible.
Any idea what the cartels will do if CBDCs are adopted and cash is eliminated? I can’t imagine the criminal class will go along with it peacefully.
It’s estimated that around 60% to 65% of the population here do not have a bank account. The people here use cash and that isn’t changing anytime soon. Going digital as an actual physical proposition, I just can’t see how it can be done.
One thing that’s obvious about México is that laws can be passed, doesn’t mean anybody does anything about it though.