Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Published on Sunday, March 16, 2003 by CommonDreams.org
When Democracy Failed: The Warnings of History
by Thom Hartmann
The 70th anniversary wasn't noticed in the United States, and was barely reported in the corporate media. But the Germans remembered well that fateful day seventy years ago - February 27, 1933. They commemorated the anniversary by joining in demonstrations for peace that mobilized citizens all across the world.
It started when the government, in the midst of a worldwide economic crisis, received reports of an imminent terrorist attack. A foreign ideologue had launched feeble attacks on a few famous buildings, but the media largely ignored his relatively small efforts. The intelligence services knew, however, that the odds were he would eventually succeed. (Historians are still arguing whether or not rogue elements in the intelligence service helped the terrorist; the most recent research implies they did not.)
But the warnings of investigators were ignored at the highest levels, in part because the government was distracted; the man who claimed to be the nation's leader had not been elected by a majority vote and the majority of citizens claimed he had no right to the powers he coveted. He was a simpleton, some said, a cartoon character of a man who saw things in black-and-white terms and didn't have the intellect to understand the subtleties of running a nation in a complex and internationalist world. His coarse use of language - reflecting his political roots in a southernmost state - and his simplistic and often-inflammatory nationalistic rhetoric offended the aristocrats, foreign leaders, and the well-educated elite in the government and media. And, as a young man, he'd joined a secret society with an occult-sounding name and bizarre initiation rituals that involved skulls and human bones.
Nonetheless, he knew the terrorist was going to strike (although he didn't know where or when), and he had already considered his response. When an aide brought him word that the nation's most prestigious building was ablaze, he verified it was the terrorist who had struck and then rushed to the scene and called a press conference.
"You are now witnessing the beginning of a great epoch in history," he proclaimed, standing in front of the burned-out building, surrounded by national media. "This fire," he said, his voice trembling with emotion, "is the beginning." He used the occasion - "a sign from God," he called it - to declare an all-out war on terrorism and its ideological sponsors, a people, he said, who traced their origins to the Middle East and found motivation for their evil deeds in their religion.
Two weeks later, the first detention center for terrorists was built in Oranianberg to hold the first suspected allies of the infamous terrorist. In a national outburst of patriotism, the leader's flag was everywhere, even printed large in newspapers suitable for window display.
Within four weeks of the terrorist attack, the nation's now-popular leader had pushed through legislation - in the name of combating terrorism and fighting the philosophy he said spawned it - that suspended constitutional guarantees of free speech, privacy, and habeas corpus. Police could now intercept mail and wiretap phones; suspected terrorists could be imprisoned without specific charges and without access to their lawyers; police could sneak into people's homes without warrants if the cases involved terrorism.
To get his patriotic "Decree on the Protection of People and State" passed over the objections of concerned legislators and civil libertarians, he agreed to put a 4-year sunset provision on it: if the national emergency provoked by the terrorist attack was over by then, the freedoms and rights would be returned to the people, and the police agencies would be re-restrained. Legislators would later say they hadn't had time to read the bill before voting on it.
Immediately after passage of the anti-terrorism act, his federal police agencies stepped up their program of arresting suspicious persons and holding them without access to lawyers or courts. In the first year only a few hundred were interred, and those who objected were largely ignored by the mainstream press, which was afraid to offend and thus lose access to a leader with such high popularity ratings. Citizens who protested the leader in public - and there were many - quickly found themselves confronting the newly empowered police's batons, gas, and jail cells, or fenced off in protest zones safely out of earshot of the leader's public speeches. (In the meantime, he was taking almost daily lessons in public speaking, learning to control his tonality, gestures, and facial expressions. He became a very competent orator.)
Within the first months after that terrorist attack, at the suggestion of a political advisor, he brought a formerly obscure word into common usage. He wanted to stir a "racial pride" among his countrymen, so, instead of referring to the nation by its name, he began to refer to it as "The Homeland," a phrase publicly promoted in the introduction to a 1934 speech recorded in Leni Riefenstahl's famous propaganda movie "Triumph Of The Will." As hoped, people's hearts swelled with pride, and the beginning of an us-versus-them mentality was sewn. Our land was "the" homeland, citizens thought: all others were simply foreign lands. We are the "true people," he suggested, the only ones worthy of our nation's concern; if bombs fall on others, or human rights are violated in other nations and it makes our lives better, it's of little concern to us.
Playing on this new nationalism, and exploiting a disagreement with the French over his increasing militarism, he argued that any international body that didn't act first and foremost in the best interest of his own nation was neither relevant nor useful. He thus withdrew his country from the League Of Nations in October, 1933, and then negotiated a separate naval armaments agreement with Anthony Eden of The United Kingdom to create a worldwide military ruling elite.
His propaganda minister orchestrated a campaign to ensure the people that he was a deeply religious man and that his motivations were rooted in Christianity. He even proclaimed the need for a revival of the Christian faith across his nation, what he called a "New Christianity." Every man in his rapidly growing army wore a belt buckle that declared "Gott Mit Uns" - God Is With Us - and most of them fervently believed it was true.
Within a year of the terrorist attack, the nation's leader determined that the various local police and federal agencies around the nation were lacking the clear communication and overall coordinated administration necessary to deal with the terrorist threat facing the nation, particularly those citizens who were of Middle Eastern ancestry and thus probably terrorist and communist sympathizers, and various troublesome "intellectuals" and "liberals." He proposed a single new national agency to protect the security of the homeland, consolidating the actions of dozens of previously independent police, border, and investigative agencies under a single leader.
He appointed one of his most trusted associates to be leader of this new agency, the Central Security Office for the homeland, and gave it a role in the government equal to the other major departments.
His assistant who dealt with the press noted that, since the terrorist attack, "Radio and press are at out disposal." Those voices questioning the legitimacy of their nation's leader, or raising questions about his checkered past, had by now faded from the public's recollection as his central security office began advertising a program encouraging people to phone in tips about suspicious neighbors. This program was so successful that the names of some of the people "denounced" were soon being broadcast on radio stations. Those denounced often included opposition politicians and celebrities who dared speak out - a favorite target of his regime and the media he now controlled through intimidation and ownership by corporate allies.
To consolidate his power, he concluded that government alone wasn't enough. He reached out to industry and forged an alliance, bringing former executives of the nation's largest corporations into high government positions. A flood of government money poured into corporate coffers to fight the war against the Middle Eastern ancestry terrorists lurking within the homeland, and to prepare for wars overseas. He encouraged large corporations friendly to him to acquire media outlets and other industrial concerns across the nation, particularly those previously owned by suspicious people of Middle Eastern ancestry. He built powerful alliances with industry; one corporate ally got the lucrative contract worth millions to build the first large-scale detention center for enemies of the state. Soon more would follow. Industry flourished.
But after an interval of peace following the terrorist attack, voices of dissent again arose within and without the government. Students had started an active program opposing him (later known as the White Rose Society), and leaders of nearby nations were speaking out against his bellicose rhetoric. He needed a diversion, something to direct people away from the corporate cronyism being exposed in his own government, questions of his possibly illegitimate rise to power, and the oft-voiced concerns of civil libertarians about the people being held in detention without due process or access to attorneys or family.
With his number two man - a master at manipulating the media - he began a campaign to convince the people of the nation that a small, limited war was necessary. Another nation was harboring many of the suspicious Middle Eastern people, and even though its connection with the terrorist who had set afire the nation's most important building was tenuous at best, it held resources their nation badly needed if they were to have room to live and maintain their prosperity. He called a press conference and publicly delivered an ultimatum to the leader of the other nation, provoking an international uproar. He claimed the right to strike preemptively in self-defense, and nations across Europe - at first - denounced him for it, pointing out that it was a doctrine only claimed in the past by nations seeking worldwide empire, like Caesar's Rome or Alexander's Greece.
It took a few months, and intense international debate and lobbying with European nations, but, after he personally met with the leader of the United Kingdom, finally a deal was struck. After the military action began, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain told the nervous British people that giving in to this leader's new first-strike doctrine would bring "peace for our time." Thus Hitler annexed Austria in a lightning move, riding a wave of popular support as leaders so often do in times of war. The Austrian government was unseated and replaced by a new leadership friendly to Germany, and German corporations began to take over Austrian resources.
In a speech responding to critics of the invasion, Hitler said, "Certain foreign newspapers have said that we fell on Austria with brutal methods. I can only say; even in death they cannot stop lying. I have in the course of my political struggle won much love from my people, but when I crossed the former frontier [into Austria] there met me such a stream of love as I have never experienced. Not as tyrants have we come, but as liberators."
To deal with those who dissented from his policies, at the advice of his politically savvy advisors, he and his handmaidens in the press began a campaign to equate him and his policies with patriotism and the nation itself. National unity was essential, they said, to ensure that the terrorists or their sponsors didn't think they'd succeeded in splitting the nation or weakening its will. In times of war, they said, there could be only "one people, one nation, and one commander-in-chief" ("Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer"), and so his advocates in the media began a nationwide campaign charging that critics of his policies were attacking the nation itself. Those questioning him were labeled "anti-German" or "not good Germans," and it was suggested they were aiding the enemies of the state by failing in the patriotic necessity of supporting the nation's valiant men in uniform. It was one of his most effective ways to stifle dissent and pit wage-earning people (from whom most of the army came) against the "intellectuals and liberals" who were critical of his policies.
Nonetheless, once the "small war" annexation of Austria was successfully and quickly completed, and peace returned, voices of opposition were again raised in the Homeland. The almost-daily release of news bulletins about the dangers of terrorist communist cells wasn't enough to rouse the populace and totally suppress dissent. A full-out war was necessary to divert public attention from the growing rumbles within the country about disappearing dissidents; violence against liberals, Jews, and union leaders; and the epidemic of crony capitalism that was producing empires of wealth in the corporate sector but threatening the middle class's way of life.
A year later, to the week, Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia; the nation was now fully at war, and all internal dissent was suppressed in the name of national security. It was the end of Germany's first experiment with democracy.
As we conclude this review of history, there are a few milestones worth remembering.
February 27, 2003, was the 70th anniversary of Dutch terrorist Marinus van der Lubbe's successful firebombing of the German Parliament (Reichstag) building, the terrorist act that catapulted Hitler to legitimacy and reshaped the German constitution. By the time of his successful and brief action to seize Austria, in which almost no German blood was shed, Hitler was the most beloved and popular leader in the history of his nation. Hailed around the world, he was later Time magazine's "Man Of The Year."
Most Americans remember his office for the security of the homeland, known as the Reichssicherheitshauptamt and its SchutzStaffel, simply by its most famous agency's initials: the SS.
We also remember that the Germans developed a new form of highly violent warfare they named "lightning war" or blitzkrieg, which, while generating devastating civilian losses, also produced a highly desirable "shock and awe" among the nation's leadership according to the authors of the 1996 book "Shock And Awe" published by the National Defense University Press.
Reflecting on that time, The American Heritage Dictionary (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1983) left us this definition of the form of government the German democracy had become through Hitler's close alliance with the largest German corporations and his policy of using war as a tool to keep power: "fas-cism (fbsh'iz'em) n. A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism."
Today, as we face financial and political crises, it's useful to remember that the ravages of the Great Depression hit Germany and the United States alike. Through the 1930s, however, Hitler and Roosevelt chose very different courses to bring their nations back to power and prosperity.
Germany's response was to use government to empower corporations and reward the society's richest individuals, privatize much of the commons, stifle dissent, strip people of constitutional rights, and create an illusion of prosperity through continual and ever-expanding war. America passed minimum wage laws to raise the middle class, enforced anti-trust laws to diminish the power of corporations, increased taxes on corporations and the wealthiest individuals, created Social Security, and became the employer of last resort through programs to build national infrastructure, promote the arts, and replant forests.
To the extent that our Constitution is still intact, the choice is again ours.
Thom Hartmann lived and worked in Germany during the 1980s, and is the author of over a dozen books, including "Unequal Protection" and "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight." This article is copyright by Thom Hartmann, but permission is granted for reprint in print, email, blog, or web media so long as this credit is attached.
Monday, September 27, 2004
In each of two years, and on the first day of class, Law Professor Butler Shaffer, Southwestern University School of Law, presented his students with the following voting exercise. Bear in mind that these students knew nothing about the Professor nor had he said anything to them prior to opening up the class with this exercise.
Cast your vote to understand why it is vital to teach factual not revisionist history in our private and public institutions of education.
VOTING EXERCISE "It is time to elect the leader of a great nation, and you have been presented with the following candidates:
A well-known critic of government, this man has been involved in tax protest movements, and has openly advocated secession, armed rebellion against the existing national government, and even the overthrow of that government. He is a known member of a militia group that was involved in a shootout with law enforcement authorities. He opposes gun control efforts of the present national government, as well as restrictions on open immigration into this country. He is a businessman who has earned his fortune from such businesses as alcohol, tobacco, retailing, and smuggling."
A decorated army war veteran, this man is an avowed nonsmoker and dedicated public health advocate. His public health interests include the fostering of medical research and his dedication to eliminating cancer. He opposes the use of animals in conducting such research. He has supported restrictions on the use of asbestos, pesticides, and radiation, and favors government determined occupational health and safety standards, as well as the promotion of such foods as whole-grain bread and soybeans. He is an advocate of government gun-control measures. An ardent opponent of tobacco, he has supported increased restrictions on both the use of and advertising for tobacco products. Such advertising restrictions include:  not allowing tobacco use to be portrayed as harmless or a sign of masculinity;  not allowing such advertising to be directed to women;  not drawing attention to the low nicotine content of tobacco products; and,  limitations as to where such advertisements may be made. This man is a champion of environmental and conservationist programs, and believes in the importance of sending troops into foreign countries in order to maintain order therein.
PLEASE SELECT THE CANDIDATE FOR WHICH YOU WOULD VOTE:
CANDIDATE 'A' _____
CANDIDATE 'B' _____
The combined vote total for these two years (4 classes) is as follows:
Candidate "A" 47 votes 25%
Candidate"B" 141 votes. 75%
After collecting all the ballots, the professor inform the students that Candidate 'A' is a composite of the "founding fathers" (e.g., Sam Adams, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Patrick Henry, etc., etc.) while Candidate 'B' is Adolph Hitler (see Robert Proctor's book, THE NAZI WAR ON CANCER).
An interesting follow-up occurred in one of these classes last year. In the "commerce clause" segment of constitutional law, the students were discussing the Schechter case - in which the Supreme Court struck down the New Deal's National Industrial Recovery Act. After describing this Act in some detail, the professor went on to inform his students just how popular state collectivism was throughout the world: Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco and Roosevelt being the better known examples; and of how Hitler and Mussolini had been revered by many renowned people throughout the world, including Gandhi, Churchill, etc., etc.
At this point, one student interrupted: "I don't see how you can say that. How could a man like Adolph Hitler have been popular with so many people?"
The professor leaned over the podium and responded: "you tell me...just two weeks ago, 78% of you in this class voted for him."
In about twenty seconds, the room became unbelievably silent.
Friday, September 24, 2004
This video records a war crime: The Geneva Convention 3-1: 1. Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria.
- The AH-64 Apache helicopter is regarded as a “flying tank,” and is designed to engage armored vehicles.
- It is equipped with, among other armaments, a 30mm rapid-fire chain gun.
- 30 millimeters is about the width of two fingers.
- These explosives can be of either explosive or depleted uranium design.
- Depleted uranium is very hard and is used for armor-piercing munitions.
- It is as radioactive as uranium ore, and has a half-life of 4.5 billion years.
Massacre of Civilians in Fallujah -- "Aw dude!"
Stan Goff comments: "The “tell” is in the audio. When the pilot asks permission to fire, he reports a large number of people… not armed people. People. And permission is granted instantly. This is an indication that the mission guidance is to shoot anyone who is in the street. This is a clear war crime, and one that begins with the commander’s stated intent in the operations order. The pilot’s exclamation of satisfaction, “Aw dude!” at the end just underlines how this casual sadism comes to dominate the psyches of those who are part of a military occupation force, and how the ground reality become “race war.”"
The video can be seen here.
Thursday, September 23, 2004
FBI field offices and Homeland Security agencies will be advised of "extraordinary measures" that will go into place "beginning the first week of October through the elections."
Specifically, the plan calls for "aggressive - even obvious - surveillance" techniques to be used on a short list of people suspected of being terrorist sympathizers, but who have not committed a crime. Other "persons of interest," including their family members, may also be brought in for questioning, one source said.
And I’m Santa Clause. No REALLY… I really really am Santa Clause; Trust me!
An internal e-mail advisory to supervisory agents this week from the FBI's "'04 Threat Task Force" said the purpose of the counter-offensive is "to foster the impression that law enforcement is focused on individuals who may be a threat."
OK…Alright already! I lied. Ashcroft is Santa Clause, and he’s making his list and checking it twice. He’s gonna find out who’s naught or nice….
Rather interesting. See B.S. wouldn't lie, would they? And I thought I had 40 days left. Silly me! I should have know they would need to verify the list of people to pick up ahead of time so the internment goes smoothly.
A Majority of One
Saturday, September 18, 2004
What Would You Do?
I have little time left before I have to leave, and I was trying to think of what I should report from the watch tower before I abandon the post, and recently I received some inspiration from some little birds.....
What would you do if the economy crashed overnight?
Where would you put your money (which should be silver and gold) in advance to avoid it? If you put you’re money in a foreign currency, how would you access it after an economic collapse?
What would you do for food if the means of transportation was interrupted, or in the event of economic or natural disaster?
How would you protect yourselves if local defense organizations like the FBI and such are dissolved and we are brought into a global defense organization under the guise of fighting terrorists?
What would you do if you only had 43 days left to do it?
What will happen if you continue to uphold the secret combination that seeks your destruction, Skull and Bones, to which both George W. Bush and John F. Kerry belong? You, by your own choice, will be destroyed with it. For God has declared that it will be so, if you do not repent. Republicans and Democrats are upholding that secret combination. Will you?
I know what I have to do. What will you do?
A Majority of One
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
"This is a war crime," Rokke says. "The president is obliged to ensure the army complies with these regulations but they're deliberately violating the law. It's that simple."
Shaheen Chughtai, Aljazeera.net
Tuesday 14 September 2004 - Illegal weapons of mass destruction have not only been found in Iraq but have been used against Iraqis and have even killed US troops.
But Washington and its allies have tried to cover up this outrage because the chief culprit is the US itself, argue American and other experts trying to expose what they say is a war crime.
US President George Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair used Saddam Hussein's alleged possession of illegal weapons to justify invading Iraq. But several prominent jurists hold Bush and Blair guilty of war crimes for waging DU warfare.
Bush's claim that the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) gives DU pollution a clean bill of health is also disingenuous.
"There has to be a moratorium on the manufacture, sales, use and storage of DU," geoscientist Moret says, warning that this will not happen unless more Americans realise what is happening.
Editors note: Wake yourself up, and then wake someone else up!
Meanwhile, WHO says cancer rates worldwide are set to rise by 50% by 2020, although it does not link this publicly to DU.
"They would never say that - they offered various strange explanations," said Moret. "But DU is the key factor. People will slowly die."
Read the entire article here, if you can’t get it here.
Czech Republic, 15 September 2004
Dear AmericanPlease vote in your upcoming elections. It is not enough to remain apathetic and think you cannot make a change. Your country has scattered the earth with radioactivity, called Depleted Uranium. This will cause the slow painful death of all life forms everywhere. The contaminated dust from Iraq finds its way to England via the wind currents and babies in Afghanistan do not deserve to be born with tumours nor do American babies. Please reflect, think, choose wisely the candidate who will look after you and your world which is our world. The results of this election will have massive consequences on the future of this entire planet. Right now Germany is moving nuclear weapons to Israel and with the wrong candidate as President, the US plans to attack Iran. Iran has nuclear weapons. Where I live there are now chemtrails in the skies. This is a poisoning programme of your country. What gives your country the right to spray chemicals on foreign people let alone its own people,you. What you can do is to talk to people, ask questions, tell them you received this message. Above all remember the purpose of life is to learn to love. That is really what it is all about. The "terrorist" wars are about the lack of love and fear propaganda.
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Dear America, the lines of panicked people outside closed Russian banks will shortly be seen across your fruited plains! Ironically, part of the Russian crisis is from a growing pile of worthless US dollars, which America is forcing foreign countries to accept at a financially deadly overvaluation. This is called exporting inflation, and for this God will soon judge America, and close her banks. When it comes to sin, what Americans don't know will definitely hurt them. Regardless of whether or not America sees how her sin destroys others - (borrowing or printing worthless dollars) she will still reap the whirlwind!
“Christian walk carefully, danger is near...”
-Usury, Inc. Select... Just the Facts
New bank crisis in Russia? - top 5 Alpha-Bank's ATM machines dry up
The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions - “Russian banking system stands on a verge of a full-blown crisis.”
Bank Crisis 2004: History of the CrisisCentral Bank Blamed For Causing Crisis - this is fascinating: the headline is correct, for the BIS in Basel did indeed cause the crisis - but if you read the article, they spin it completely upside down, because they know the public doesn't understand the BIS system, so the article says the central bank is too “socialist”, and not capitalist enough like Putin. This is really worth a good laugh, for Putin is a very hard-core communist, and is planning to destroy the US soon in a major surprise nuclear attack. He doesn't care for a minute if one Russian company ever makes a profit, or if savings of the people are decimated.
This from Brain Sex
A republic can only properly function on voluntary taxation. This is how you insure limited and only necessary government. The fact that the republic was functioning properly without income, sales, or property taxes is proof of this. This "fair tax" movement is useless and only "window dressing" as long as the Federal Reserve still exists. As long as "the beast" exists, it must have food. You either kill the beast or it's food supply. Since we coexist on that same food supply, you must kill the beast. Read The Federalist Papers. Listen to people like Joe Banister (former IRS enforcement agent). I have attached a .pdf file about taxation written 50 years ago that is still most relevant today. This is the best treatise on taxation I have read thus far that explains just where we went wrong.
A Majority of One
Monday, September 13, 2004
Is this what happens to your brain on antidepressants?
If this shrub and his cabal get their way, we’ll all be on drugs! You know, the legal ones produced by the ones contributing the big bucks for the campaign.
But that’s not the funny part. What really had me rolling on the floor was how befuddled this newscaster was. (The download may take a minute, but its worth the wait!)
Speechless, and priceless!
Related story: Who owns our bodies -- ourselves or the state?
Friday, September 10, 2004
The GREAT FORECLOSURE on loans and acquisition of collateral wealth will complete the enslavement of the victims. When the day our nation's bankruptcy becomes a fact, on that day, all your possessions - your home, your farm, your savings accounts, your bonds and everything of value will be confiscated and will become the property of the owners of the Federal Reserve Banking System.
If you are still not convinced, in Senate Document No. 43, we find this startling truth, "The ultimate ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called 'ownership' is by virtue of government, i.e., law, amounting to mere user; and must be in accordance with law and subordinate to the necessities of the State." And you thought once you paid off the mortgage on your home that it belonged to you. The government has other plans for your property. They plan on giving it to the MONEY-CHANGERS when they foreclose on the national debt and set-up their ONE-World Dictatorship. The foreclosure could happen as easily as the MONEY-CHANGERS simply refusing to renew Treasury Notes, bonds, etc. and calling in loans. Oh by the way, most of your loans and mortgages are "payable upon demand."
Constitutional lawyer Warren Jefferson Davis, in his book, "Law of the Land" said, "The thoroughly corrupt plan to subvert the Constitution from within has been exposed, but it remains for the people to take back the republic from the alien hands and ideologies into which it has fallen and reconstruct it and confine it within the limits of the Constitution."
FEMA Concentration Camps:Locations and Executive Orders
These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential signature on a proclamation and the attorney general's signature on a warrant to which a list of names is attached.
General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA's Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA's role as a "new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis."
SURVIVING MARTIAL LAW
The following guide will help you plan, prepare, and get ready in the event that martial law threatens you safety and well being. It is divided into two parts. The first part describes the framework for martial law and the second part the actions to take in preparing or the actual declaration of martial law.
Does a MASTER PLAN to rule the world exist?
YES! It has been known and published in various forms since the Bavarian government circulated their famous report on the activities and plans of a secret organization called the Illuminati in the 1780's. It has to have been generations old in planning. George Washington spoke of a secret society called the "Illuminati" and this is what he had to say about this invisible power behind the throne which seeks to over-throw all forms of government so that they might inherit the earth:
A day's wage used to be a silver dime, a silver quarter, or maybe a silver dollar. A silver dime today costs about 45 cents, at $6.20/oz. for silver. About 900 million oz. of silver are consumed annually, and just under 600 million ounces mined annually. Oddly, there is seven times as much refined gold as silver... Buy real silver, it is scarce, real wealth, and cannot go to zero value. By the time paper money fails mankind once again, as it always does, any silver dime you can lay your hands on will probably be worth more than what $100 to $200 will buy you today. Look whose talking.
More on Depleted Uranium
NEW - Animation on Depleted Uranium (Link works, be patient)
by Eric Blumrich
(requires Macromedia Flash)
YOU HAVE 51 DAYS LEFT TO WAKE UP.
Thursday, September 09, 2004
Based as it was to some degree on the precepts of the first republic the world ever saw – Solon's Republic in ancient Greece – the Founding Fathers of the United States took one of history's boldest steps. Not only did many die in pursuit of freedom and liberty, but for the first time in history, a nation was established with the intention of embracing all nationalities within its borders. Emigrants were welcomed from many nations, diverse religious backgrounds, and racial groupings.
In practice, it has been far from a perfect experiment, and yet, because of that revolution, millions of people who were living in oppressed dictatorships or intolerant societies, have been able to seek and make better lives for themselves.
Politically, the US has strayed far from that republican ideal, which was intended to enable all citizens to have a say in the process of government. In Solon's time, as Archon of Greece, he established local, regional, and national forums of government, under which no single individual could become an incumbent, for he knew well the corruption and manipulation of the masses that inevitably resulted from the centralization of power (both economic and political) in the hands of bankers and the international traders of the time.
The US Constitution and Bill of Rights were intended to ensure that these lessons from history would be enshrined in a new form of government, "of the people, for the people, by the people." Power was to be vested in the people – not in a centralized government. But, in truth, that is exactly what has finally happened. The Federal Government, aided and abetted by today's multinationals and international banking fraternities, has progressively taken unto itself exactly the powers which – according to some of the Founding Fathers – it was never intended to have.
For this reason, there now exist within the US groupings of seriously disaffected US citizens. Whether we label them patriots, or militia, or Constitutionalists, their objections to central government are much the same. They perceive their federal politicians as their forefathers once perceived the King of England – as tyrants. Their common criticism is that the Federal Government has lost sight of the spirit of the pure republic, in favor of the power and control it can wield under the guise of democracy.
And now, they fear those same politicians are embracing the thought and act of giving away America's hard won independence to unelected officials in the United Nations.
Little wonder then that some of these groups would like to see another revolution.
But any such plans have little or no chance of success. Especially if the UN concept of global governance comes to fruition, because under its self-created mandate, spuriously claimed to be derived from "public demand," no-one, anywhere, will be free to take such measures against tyranny. Should they try, they will find they have no freedom to disagree with or try to overthrow their rulers, because they will be annihilated by a standing army or ready reaction force controlled by the World Government.
Though it might promise to use such force only in order to preserve democracy, or economic interests, once it is created, the "ready reaction force" will be controlled and unleashed by forces and people over whom the average citizen will have no control at all.
For example, if any one of the 50 united states chose to secede from the Union, it could find itself in the same position as the rebels of Chechnya – except it would not simply be battling the Federal Government; it would also be up against the world's "properly instituted" ready reaction force.
Alternatively, if the militia groups are able to retain their constitutional right to bear arms, and manage to evade the combined push by their own central government and the United Nations to disarm the world's citizenry, they could find themselves staring down the barrels of guns wielded by soldiers from Europe, conscripted to this same UN ready reaction force, whose role under world government is to quash any attempt at revolution.
That aside, there is yet another fundamental of US and world freedom under very serious threat. If this World Government imposes controls on the Internet, there will be no more freedom of speech – even in the United States, where freedom was enshrined in the American way of life because of the courage of one man.
There is no evolutionary purpose to a human species that has allowed itself to become a herd of sheep to be oppressed and financially cannibalized by its own kind. When technology, commercialism, globalism, materialism and freedom of thought, speech, political affiliation and religion are completely dictated by others, there is nothing left for the mind to achieve, ponder, contemplate or create.
There is no viable future for such a flock.
Finally, it must be said, if one reads this report in depth, (and learn what a "Judas Goat" is...) that we are indeed far down the road toward global control.
But at least we have left behind the rhetoric about "One World Order."
Instead, "we the people" are allowing ourselves to be led toward total "Global Governance" - by a Judas goat.
Martial law may be declared on November 1, 2004. (Click: Foundations are in place for martial law in the US) The financial markets will inevitably collapse. The slaughter has already begun.
You see, it's not to early to shoot the bastards. It may already be too late!
It’s time to leave this anticivilization behind. I’m not far behind David. I will likely be leaving in November, not necessarily by choice; Rather in my own defense; Pshchological, spiritual, and physical. That's not a lot of time left to sew up the loose ends, but I only need ten seconds to get out of the woods.
A Majority of One
Sunday, September 05, 2004
The use of depleted uranium weaponry by the United States, defying all international treaties, will slowly annihilate all species on earth including the human species, and yet this country continues to do so with full knowledge of its destructive potential.
Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War
Full article here.
Since 1991, the United States has staged four wars using depleted uranium weaponry, illegal under all international treaties, conventions and agreements, as well as under the US military law. The continued use of this illegal radioactive weaponry, which has already contaminated vast regions with low level radiation and will contaminate other parts of the world over time, is indeed a world affair and an international issue.
The fact is that the United States and its military partners have staged four nuclear wars, "slipping nukes under the wire" by using dirty bombs and dirty weapons in countries the US needs to control.
Described as the Trojan Horse of nuclear war, depleted uranium is the weapon that keeps killing. The half-life of Uranium-238 is 4.5 billion years, the age of the earth. And, as Uranium-238 decays into daughter radioactive products, in four steps before turning into lead, it continues to release more radiation at each step. There is no way to turn it off, and there is no way to clean it up. It meets the US Government’s own definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
"The concept of species annihilation means a relatively swift, deliberately induced end to history, culture, science, biological reproduction and memory. It is the ultimate human rejection of the gift of life, an act which requires a new word to describe it: omnicide."
Depleted uranium weapons were first given by the US to Israel for use under US supervision in the 1973 Sinai war against the Arabs. Since then the US has tested, manufactured, and sold depleted uranium weapons systems to 29 countries. An international taboo prevented their use until 1991, when the US broke the taboo and used them for the first time, on the battlefields of Iraq and Kuwait.
Nearly 700,000 American Gulf War Veterans returned to the US from a war that lasted just a few weeks. Today more than 240,000 of those soldiers are on permanent medical disability, and over 11,000 are dead. In a US Government study on post-Gulf War babies born to 251 veterans, 67 per cent of the babies were reported to have serious illnesses or serious birth defects. They were born without eyes, ears, had missing organs, fused fingers, thyroid or other malfunctions. Depleted uranium in the semen of the soldiers internally contaminated their wives. Severe birth defects have been reported in babies born to contaminated civilians in Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan and the incidence and severity of defects is increasing over time. Women in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq are afraid now to have babies, and when they do give birth, instead of asking if it is a girl or a boy, they ask ‘is it normal?’.
"DEPLETED URANIUM SCARE" - Claimed by President George W. Bush on the official White House website:
"During the Gulf War, coalition forces used armor-piercing ammunition made from depleted uranium, which is ideal for the purpose because of its great density. In recent years, the Iraqi regime has made substantial efforts to promote the false claim that the depleted uranium rounds fired by coalition forces have caused cancers and birth defects in Iraq. Iraq has distributed horrifying pictures of children with birth defects and linked them to depleted uranium. The campaign has two major propaganda assets:"
"Uranium is a name that has frightening associations in the mind of the average person, which makes the lie relatively easy to sell; and Iraq could take advantage of an established international network of antinuclear activists who had already launched their own campaign against depleted uranium."
"But scientists working for the World Health Organization, the UN Environmental Programme, and the European Union could find no health effects linked to exposure to depleted uranium."
"After the Americans destroyed our village and killed many of us, we also lost our houses and have nothing to eat. However, we would have endured these miseries and even accepted them, if the Americans had not sentenced us all to death. When I saw my deformed grandson, I realized that my hopes of the future have vanished for good, different from the hopelessness of the Russian barbarism, even though at that time I lost my older son Shafiqullah. This time, however, I know we are part of the invisible genocide brought on us by America, a silent death from which I know we will not escape."
(Jooma Khan of Laghman province, March 2003)
"If they turn on the radars we're going to blow up their goddamn SAMs (surface-to-air missiles). They know we own their country. We own their airspace... We dictate the way they live and talk. And that's what's great about America right now. It's a good thing, especially when there's a lot of oil out there we need."
(US Brig. General William Looney in 1999, referring to Iraq).
The Carlyle Group, a private massive equity firm, the 12th largest defense business with an obscenely high profit margin, is a business "arrangement" between the Bush and Bin Laden families, wealthy Saudis, former British Prime Minister John Major, James Baker III, Afsaneh Masheyekhi, Frank Carlucci, Colin Powell, other former US Government administrators, and Madeleine Albright’s daughter. The Carlyle Group is the ‘gatekeeper’ to the Saudi investment community. It owns 70 percent of Lockheed Martin Marietta, the largest military contractor in the US, and because Carlyle is privately owned, has no scrutiny or accountability whatsoever. A journalist who calls himself ‘a skunk at the garden party’ described investigating the Carlyle Group, he said ‘it’s like shadow boxing with a ghost’. The Group hires as lobbyists the best known politicians from around the world, in order to influence the politics of war, and privately profit from their previous public policies. The conflict of interest is obvious: President George W. Bush is creating wars as his father, former President George Bush, is globally peddling weapons and "protection". Lockheed Martin Marietta now owns Sandia Laboratories, a private contractor that makes the trigger for nuclear weapons, with a Sandia laboratory facility across the street from Los Alamos and Livermore National Laboratories, where the nuclear bombs are made.
From: < [US Army Col Special Ops Green Beret] >
To: "Leuren Moret"
Subject: Re: Treachery And Treason
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 11:10:01 -0700
Your report is very comprehensive and compelling.
It begs the question WHO and WHY re the responsibility for the decision to create an area of deniability that covers the Arab world.
It seems credible that the decision to isolate the Arab occupied areas of the world was and is intentional for the express purpose of controlling the flow of oil from Russia, through the mid-east countries of Afghanistan and Iraq (with eventual expansion to Syria and Iran and North Africa, and Saudi Arabia) while simultaneously destroying the current population to preclude resistance.
Deaths in the contested area as a direct result of DU is, in my opinion, the covert means by which CONTROL over these lands will be accomplished.
Systems must be in development to eventually provide automated CONTROL of the oil production mechanisms with minimum human exposure for maintenance. High altitude observation will CONTROL the threat of sabotage in ways perfected to secure Area 51 in Nevada.
Whose Idea was this scenario? Henry Kissinger's fingerprints are all over this project. The Carlyle Group is in perfect position to carry out Henry's design.
Take for example the exposure of Kissinger's genocidal action by configuring over 3000 secret B-52 strikes (using multiple aircraft) on Cambodia (1969-72) as written in the book "Side Show". B-52's would take off from Guam with assigned targets in North and South Vietnam only to receive in-flight changes of the coordinates to targets in Cambodia. Only the Command Pilot and the Navigator were aware of the changes, by design, to keep the bombing of Cambodia compartmentalized from other crew members to minimize compromising the illegal acts of war on a neutral country. This dovetails with the covert DU attack on the Arab World. It also provides the reason the US. Air Force ran out of 750 bombs during the Vietnam War. This also provides insight as to the diversion of the war on terrorism which began in Afghanistan only to be shifted, without justification, to Iraq, thereby cutting off the available resources to go after bin Laden and al Qaeda strongholds in Afghanistan. It is now apparent that the United States only wanted the appearance of going after bin Laden since he is an integral part of the Carlyle Group. These are the "sources and methods" which must be kept compartmented from the clueless.
Henry's other quote re military is; "they are mindless cattle". But, then again, the military leadership excepts it's existence as "expendable assets".
He would have made a wonderful Nazi. Right up there with Goebbels, Eichmann, Erlichman, Haldeman, und Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz.
We have definitely become the Aggressor Nation. I fear we will pay dearly for the criminal greed of those responsible.
I will wait until your material is published before passing it on to interested parties.
Strangely enough, the Trojan Horse inside a shield was the Green Beret emblem of the 10th Special Forces Group in Germany in the fifties and sixties....that was my first exposure to diabolical thinking and the "sources and methods" of the Agency.
A Majority of One
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
Elite Bankers Now Pulling Plug
On US Economy & Currency!
Final Worldwide Military Prep In High Gear!
Love of Money Newsletter
by Usury, Inc.
Posted: November 1, 2003
Updated: November 4, 2003
Economic Red Alert
Evidence Indicates The USA's Plug Has Been Recently Been Pulled...
Will gold save you?
Prepare For Earth Changes To Begin
Another Kind of Red Alert
Bush & Hitler: Both Fooled "Christian" Nations With Jesus Claims
Beware of Illuminati media posing as "conservative" truth-lovers
The Star of the Queen of Heaven & of Death, America's Star
California Holocaust, cont.: Charred Bodies Before He Takes Office!
Occultic Shades Of Illuministic War
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01. Nov. 2003 Red Alert - Elite Bankers & Media Now Pulling Plug On US Economy
If in Heaven we don't meet, I hope we both enjoy the heat!
A Majority of One
P.S. Little bird says...
Date: Wed Aug 11, 2004
As for what is happening, there are many significant
things happening, though I understand that most people
might not know of, understand, or take notice of these
things. Nothing earth shattering, of course, not yet.
However I will give the example of the finances. In
1929, all the major families pulled out of the stock
market, American currencies, etc. In fact, it is an
often told story of a Rockefeller visiting the Kennedy
family and telling Joe to pull out all his money from
the stock market. This was only a few months before
the crash. This is precisely what is happening now.
All the major families/people are currently pulling
out or have pulled out. One prime example is Warren
Buffett, who recently took 27 Billion of his securites
and American moneys and put it into foreign
currencies. Things are moving along as planned. It
just is a matter of time till these things are
fulfilled. I am just glad that they will fall into
their own trap and tumble with the rest of everyone
else so that the Lord can take over and get His work
done. Of course that last sentence is my own
conjecture and opinion.