Michael Snyder, Contributor
If someone were to ask you for an example of a “totalitarian society”, how would you respond? Most Americans would probably think of horribly repressive regimes such as the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Communist China, East Germany or North Korea, but the truth is that there is one society that has far more rules and regulations than any of those societies ever dreamed of having.
In the United States today, our lives are governed by literally millions of laws, rules and regulations that govern even the smallest details of our lives; and more laws, rules and regulations are constantly being added.
On January 1st, thousands of restrictive new laws went into effect all over America, but most Americans have become so accustomed to the matrix of control that has been constructed all around them that it does not even bother them when even more rules and regulations are put into place. In fact, a growing number of Americans have become totally convinced that “freedom” and “liberty” must be tightly restricted for the good of society and that “the free market” is inherently dangerous.
On the national, state and local levels, Americans continue to elect elitist control freaks that are very eager to tell all the rest of us how to run virtually every aspect of our lives. According toMerriam-Webster, the following is one of the ways that the word “totalitarian” is defined: “of or relating to a political regime based on subordination of the individual to the state and strict control of all aspects of the life and productive capacity of the nation especially by coercive measures”. And that is exactly what we are witnessing in America today – nearly all aspects of our lives and of the economy are very tightly controlled by a bunch of control freaks that just keep tightening that control with each passing year. We still like to call ourselves “the land of the free”, but the truth is that we are being transformed into a totalitarian society unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Where will we end up eventually if we keep going down this road? Continue Reading
by Julian Rose
This is a little dialogue that I hope may raise a smile. It’s about you, me and lots of others besides. I hope it tickles the soul.
I.V= Inner Voice AN= Answer
I.V It’s time to give up your present job
AN No, not yet
I.V It’s time to give up your present job
AN I told you – not yet
I.V It’s time to give up your present job
AN Hell! Yes, its true
I.V It’s time to follow your heart
AN Oh really
I.V Yes, truly Continue Reading
Source: Washington’s Blog
U.S. Scores Towards the Bottom of All North American and Western European Nations
Justice is a key value for Americans.
After all, one of our key mottoes is:
“Liberty and justice for all”.
But the World Justice Project – a bipartisan, independent group with honorary chairsincluding Supreme Court Justices Kennedy, Breyer, Ginsberg and O’Connor – just released areport saying that Americans have less access to justice than most wealthy countries … and many developing nations.
The group’s “World Justice Index” ranks countries’ faithfulness to the rule of law based upon 9 factors (we’re paraphrasing so that they’re easier to understand):
1. Whether there are checks and balances on the power of government officials
You should pick the words
Dividing your reason
Full use of power
Of the damnation Continue Reading
Government Shares Drones with Law Enforcement Agencies Across the Country
San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tuesday, demanding answers about how and why it loans out its Predator drones to other law enforcement agencies across the country.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – a division of DHS – uses the unmanned drones inside the U.S. to patrol the borders with surveillance equipment like video cameras, infrared cameras, heat sensors, and radar. But recent news articles as well as a report from DHS itself show CBP is expanding its surveillance work, flying Predator drone missions on behalf of a diverse group of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies – including a county sheriff’s department in North Dakota, the Texas Rangers, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Department of Defense.
EFF filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request asking for more information about these drone flights, but DHS has yet to respond to the request.
EFF’s lawsuit asks for an immediate response, including records and logs of CBP drone flights conducted in conjunction with other agencies.
“We’ve seen bits and pieces of information on CBP’s Predator drones, but Americans deserve the full story,” said EFF Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch. “Drones are a powerful surveillance tool that can be used to gather extensive data about you and your activities. The public needs to know more about how and why these Predator drones are being used to watch U.S. citizens.” Continue Reading
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… SOLID AS A ROCK, I HOPE
The enemy of the people seeks to promote the enemy as the people.
I may not be coming from the stance of an American patriot, but I have said many times most of what Raub said and far more in terms of challenging the tyranny of the global State. The Internet is awash with people with views and opinions like those and that is the point of all this. Brandon J Raub is a means to an end, not the end in itself.
Those exposing the coordinated hijacking of Planet Earth and the subjugation of the human population have become far too effective in awakening others to their individual and collective plight. The ‘New Order’ is in danger from this exposure and so it is time to destroy that challenge to its omnipotence before the house of cards doth fall.
Many of us involved in this exposure have had to cope with being attacked by often State-sponsored or self-obsessed idiots who do not have the intelligence to see that they and their children and grandchildren will have to live in the nightmare world that we are seeking to prevent. Many won’t even care what happens to their children and grandchildren – it’s not their problem. Oh, but it is. Tyranny is not coming – it’shere, in the world they are living in. But still they target those with the guts to put their head above the trench while they hide deep in the shadows behind anonymous log-in names and fake public personas.
Anyone who has ever tried to do anything worthwhile has always faced abuse from the blind, moronic and self-obsessed. As the writer Jonathan Swift said: ‘When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him’. T’was always so. Continue Reading
by Zen Gardner
The daily headlines are getting more mind-boggling by the day. One thing they all have in common, besides being a complete affront to the senses and spirit;
They’re all f**ing backwards.
They’re complete reversals of not only previously established facts, but what your heart and even common sense are telling you. These ongoing, in your face, assumptive and arrogant lies against humanity are almost beyond comprehension.
What is most appalling is the brash magnitude of the barrage. We’re being played for idiots.
Know what’s more freaky? They know if they repeat it often enough and don’t back down they’ll succeed. The masses will open their mouths and swallow it.
The Lies of Omission Are Some of the Worst
I feel like I’m running around a trauma ward sometimes telling the patients “Don’t go to sleep! Don’t go to sleep!” like doctors tell shocked trauma victims so they can know their full symptoms and keep some sort of conscious control over them while they assess their situation.
Only in this case it’s a media drug overdose that is leading to mental and spiritual paralysis.
And while the barrage of poisonous information has become more overwhelming, what’s even more nefarious is what is NOT mentioned, giving the listener or viewer a distinct message that either something does not exist, or at the least that it’s not worth addressing.
This is at the root of the most heinous crimes against humanity ever perpetrated. They may allow a moment of questioning in the media to give you the impression it’s been discussed somewhere by somebody, but then it’s lights out for any further discussion. Period.
And how do you know that? The subject never comes up again. Continue Reading
One cannot change reality by changing the words you use to describe reality. Look beneath the rhetoric, and glimpse the truth.