Kill Democracy Before It Kills Us
Time to Admit It, Democratic Government is a Lie
by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
Let’s alienate as many people as possible right away. Nazi Germany was more “democratic” than America is today.
More than that, fascism, which I was taught to hate as either a form of socialism or corporate control was actually an almost ideal economic system, free trade, workers rights, corporate profits soared, standard of living continually raised, never any debt and no need for police state laws.
What Hitler did when he took office was scare the living hell out of his enemies, mostly communists and the international bankers that insisted that Germany keep its old “debt based currency.”
Fascism had nothing to do with race laws, oppression of Jews or any of that. These policies were totally separate and are now subject to open warfare among historians, some of whom say “it never happened.”
What I am saying is, stick to the economic policy stuff where we can find real and useful information and the other things, “revisionism” and “holocaust peddling” are things that won’t take us anywhere, not anywhere we want to go.
Any political leader that the people choose will find himself moving into a bureaucracy run by established interests. Were historians more honest, and they aren’t honest at all, all government is an expression of mid level organized crime.
The other admission is that, after a point in modern history, some time during the 19th century, all “countries” as we knew them ceased to exist and the world came under the control of organizations that had internal struggles over resources and debt.
WWI – The Dead Packed Tight With Countless Crosses
Two of these minor internal struggles were World War I and World War II. Other wars, economic collapses, revolutions and such were primarily no more than corporate scuffles in the middle of merger and acquisition negotiations.
Pakistan is pressured by blowing up a Mosque. You remind the president of Nigeria of who he should do business with by blowing up the headquarters of the National Police or finding an obscure dissident group and arming them to the teeth.
When Israel gets caught doing something, Hollywood gets a new movie telling us how bad Germans are. Based on there being hundreds, perhaps thousands of movies about “bad Germans,” what might that say about Israel?
If only I were kidding. I wish there were a real leader of the people to take office in what we pretend is a “democracy” or something close.
But unless he was willing to root out the ruling class infrastructure, and I mean trials and executions (ah…no more fines) and filling the prisons, army officers, publishers, bankers, cabinet ministers, business leaders, he might as well assassinate himself because someone is going to do it for him.
Some folks to think about? Castro? Nelson Mandela? John Kennedy? It took 63 days to shoot a couple of bullets at Ronald Reagan. It took Bush the Lesser only a few months to do what he did. What am I talking about?
“Well you make damn sure Lee Wanta never finds out about this!”
Our 9/11 was planned on paper in 1999 by PNAC, enacted with Israeli help.
The invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq were orchestrated through falsified intelligence while the world economy was pushed from “minor distress” to $2,500,000,000,000 in “private debt without currency basis” and $38,000,000,000,000 in public debt backed by “currency.”
If you don’t understand the numbers, one involves “thousands of trillions” and the other “tens of trillions” and is grossly understated.
Either figure is enough money to buy the entire solar system, yes, Bush and his friends, Bush and the banksters of the world are that deluded. Best part? They expect you to pay interest on that to them.
Why do I say “Bush?” Every time we open a door, public or secret, the Bush family shows up.
With them we get a pack of self proclaimed “Zionists” and a bunch of others who call themselves either “neocons” or “Republicans.”
What we do know is that the gang in Washington and their fighting is nothing but a turf war. Newt represents the banksters and the Afghan drug cartel.
They finance his PACs, he is their figurehead. Mitt Romney is the voice of the Mexican drug cartels and the Colombian cocaine cowboys. I don’t know why they just can’t settle their differences, if they don’t watch out, both sides will lose and America’s children may have a harder time getting really cheap narcotics.
Nobody wants that, especially not our courts, our prison system and especially those who run our police forces.
Drugs are the new oil. With the failure of the phony War on Terror to be eternally self perpetuating no matter how many false flag acts of terror intelligence agencies around the world stage, with every bank looted, with every home in America worthless, with every retirement fund depleted, finding new things to steal must be a challenge.
Thank goodness for our business schools, that’s all I have to say.
“Is this a Democrat or Republican?” – “What the hell difference does it make you big dummy. We buy the stuff by the pound and once you get the skin off it all tastes the same.”
Simply put, the way things are, there can be no honest elections, no governmental reform, no economic advancement, no realization of the dreams of humanity until the vultures and cockroaches are recognized, categorized and plans are made to provide for their future, if you wish to call it that.
If you want to know what a cockroach is, read your email, listen to the advertisements on the radio or check the job offers in your local classifieds.
This is that tiny version of the disease that infects the world, people who want to steal your home, take your last cent for a phony cancer cure, those who want to sell you poisons to help you lose weight or have sex.
Others promise investments less sensible than burning your cash on the front seat of your car. Want a “payday loan?”
What these little things, these tiny crimes show you is that you have no government, that even petty criminals can buy themselves the right to skin you alive.
Imagine what the really good crooks can do. 9/11? The collapse of 2007? Form the European Union then bleed Europe dry?
Run prices of everything through the roof while there is no money and too much of everything that nobody can afford?
On 9/11 they changed the law of physics. Every day now, the laws of economics are as though they never existed. I am waiting for “them” to repeal gravity itself. Didn’t Obama sign something about that last week? Do I have to get Velcro for all my shoes now?
A-la Edmund Burke Style – Time to Bang Some Heads Together.
Where to start:
We don’t take an oath of allegiance to a totally corupt regime so such cannot be broken
There is no freedom without truth. Restore the free press by eliminating all secrecy and giving public access to all government activities as should be the rule always. Get rid of academia, the bureaucracy of “butt kissing” fools and no-accounts that use “degrees” as an excuse for having an unearned voice. Any real academic who told the truth would have been fired from a university the day they were discovered. Find them and put them in charge and, as for the rest, they need to be harvesting beets somewhere. China was right about “re-education.”
America’s Founding Fathers, not the guys who wrote the constitution, but Franklin, Adams and Jefferson were bright guys. Government starts at the bottom, every village and town and every citizen. Government is about education and debate and informed decisions. Today we are building it all on a tower of lies, fed by organized crime. Lying to the people is the biggest crime of all, it steals their reason and freedom. With the liars, the press, those who own the press, those who propagandize and lobby all in prison, we can begin to build representative government.
The bureaucracies must go, especially the cults. From the bottom up, we have the courts and police. Courts have to be “common sense” and continually watched. Every case has to be publicly judged and all money removed from the legal system. No more law firms, all legal advocates have to be civil service. This will save so much money it might balance the economy itself. Justice has become a racket or, more truthfully, a “hammer” to beat down the honest, the decent and the poor.
Police bureaucracies, in fact all civil bureaucracies have to go. Strong accountability, every day, every action, ever cent spent has to be accounted for. Why? Simple. Our bureaucracies have all been infiltrated by criminal elements, every county commission, every mayor’s office, every city council, every police commissioner, every fire chief. We will find the decent, the real leaders, put them in charge and jail the rest.
Ah, the military, time we talked about that. The service academies need to be restored, Air Force first but all. They have become institutions that teach feudalism, class warfare and elitism. We take some of our best potential leaders and “uneducate them” until they become useless time wasters. Then we put them in the Pentagon where they suck the life blood from the American people. General Marshall, at the beginning of World War II had to gut the military of its “dead wood.” It is time again. The best and brightest, our NCO corps, has been burned out, used up and too many of those with guts and integrity have been discharged, fired or systematically destroyed. Bush fired our real leaders when he stole the presidency. We know how to put it back and who to go to. That can begin in an hour.
We erase our banking system and the Federal Reserve as any educated moron agrees. Money is meant to be used for trade, not as a way of stealing, which is why the printing presses run 24 hours a day now. Almost all major world currencies have failed. Why? Nobody knew when to stop stealing. Currency as we know it doesn’t work. Currency requires collateral, not imagination.
Is there a borderless world? Of course there is. Corporations run all governments and exist outside any law, any tax system and only use governments when they need someone killed or have a scam planned. Where do your tax dollars go? 100% of them are paid to corporations. All money that goes to government is spent, every cent of it is given to a corporation, most of whom are “offshore” and own the decision makers that negotiate with them. Government is organized crime, just “mid level.”
Mike Chester just sent me a copy of the Mitt Romney “hit piece” video. What does this tell you? To me it says even the blind aren’t blind.
This is a great film. Of course, it was financed with drug money but good theatre is good theatre and we take “good” when we can get it nowadays.
How should I describe this? This is a “left hook” in the battle of the drug cartels, being fought on their home ground, that being the American political system and, more appropriately, the Republican party.
Do We Want to Get Picked Off One at a Time Like This Poor Guy – Or Have a Party?
You think that Afghanistan went from 0% of the world’s heroin supply to 96% while occupied by America by accident?
You think 30 million people walked across a 50 mile stretch of border guarded with $6 billion in electronics and armies of federal agents by accident?
You think the banks woke up one day and found they were all bankrupt by accident, like nobody there went to business school or they weren’t audited by federal agencies and had their accounting certified by major firms each year?
Do you want to talk rigged elections?
Do you want to talk about how drug gangs now own over half the local governments and law enforcement agencies in America?
I say, “make an omelet, go ahead, break a few eggs.”
Hey, for something totally hopeless, lets hold an election where all information is controlled by media owned by organized crime, where both political parties are controlled by organized crime and the CIA chooses the winner through flipping votes using software paid for by American taxpayers.
Hold your breath, freedom and reform is on its way.
Editing Gymnast: Jim W. Dean
Until TPTB fear US, more than THEY fear THEIR current controllers and paymasters, nothing can change. Only WE can make THEIR fear of US a reality. There is NO peaceful means left to accomplish this task. I wish there was…there isn’t. The “genie of peaceful resistance” escaped the lamp long ago.
With the coming of the next orchestrated false flag designed to stifle and once again redirect OUR energy in the wrong direction, WE must call Bullsh*t from day one. The mouthpiece of the LIE(American MSM) must be rendered voiceless immediately.
Every fact, circumstance, and point of reason discussed in this article is basically an obituary for what we once THOUGHT America was. Perhaps “it” can be resuscitated. But not without some REVOLUTIONARY “defibrillation paddles”. And I am not referring to a ballot box. Ron Paul wins…great. Ron Paul survives…even better. Will that be enough?
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Steve Holmes · Top Commenter · Owner/Partner at Conquest Math
I’m for democracy but the problem that I (and I guess the Elite, too) see is that there’s a lot of morons out there (who voted for O’Bummer and such) who are getting greater and greater in numbers and will roll over and accept a fascist New World Order for the promise that Big Brother will “take care” of them (only for the exchange of their rights under the constitution.
So, am I now an Elitist? Hmmm, maybe, but…..
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Joe Sigur · Top Commenter · Works at Self emplyed
the sheep won ever realize it’s a fascist NWO because their New Speak will guard them against the realization. They will still believe in democracy and freedom!Unless the elite are so powerful, they can drop the charade and say, “these are me terms!”
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Ross Johnson · UTS
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer is because the Romney backed bankster criminals counterfeit our currencies that represent increases in our productivty and loan our wealth back to us as debt.That is why there is so much poverty on the planet.
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EVERY American needs to really take this article to heart and WAKE UP…. WE NEED TAKE ACTIONS TO CLEAN our dirty laundry…
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January 16, 2012 – 2:45 pm
THOMAS JEFFERSON. (1743 – 1826) – On the International Bankers that we all know and love:
“The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution. I am an enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but coin. If the American people allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent that their Fathers conquered.”
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Jim W. Dean
January 16, 2012 – 5:45 pm
Good find Excal!!! These old FF guys…it’s like they had crystal balls!!…along with the regular kind.
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January 16, 2012 – 6:25 pm
and yet, it took Andrew Jackson to dismantle the central bank in 1832. Wasn’t he, also, the only president TPTB couldn’t kill?
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January 16, 2012 – 6:40 pm
Once again, the “editing gymnast” pulls off solid 10′s from all the judges. Gold medal, and in the coming market, you should hold on to that one.
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January 16, 2012 – 6:57 pm
The photo of the buzzards and caption…pure genius. This photo and caption speak “thousands of words”. Dare I say “bumpersticker”.
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January 16, 2012 – 4:13 pm
Between the video above that exposes Romney as the heartless, money-grubbing, elitist SOB that he really is…and the story about him strapping his dog Seamus to the roof of his station wagon for twelve hours…and the fact that he is a member of a Luciferian cult founded by Merovingian 33rd degree Freemasons..I think his candidacy is pretty much DOA. Good fkn riddance.
Maybe the GOP would do much better by nominating Mitt’s plastic surgeon. After all, anyone talented enough to be able to conceal Romney’s scales and greenish skin to the extent where the man appears almost like a plasticized ‘Max Headroom’, would have no problem covering up the government and media policies of ‘Universal Deceit’ and betrayal of the constitution and the American people.
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January 16, 2012 – 4:16 pm
That is a brilliant article Gordon. It is a bit mentally exhausting in that it highlights just the START of what has to be done to wrench our western nations out of the hands of the crooks – and back into the hands of the honest and decent people within our populations. One day sooner than we think this may happen anyway – simply because the crooks (when they have finally stolen or destroyed everything) will scamper off to some island retreat somewhere to watch the flames of civilization blacken the horizon. There they will hide from the chaos until the surviving honest majority have rebuilt everything up again for them to exploit once more.
We do need to address one particular problem in my view – which is that the corruption is so far advanced now that even further education is geared to perpetuating the racket. Students of advanced education no longer receive ‘education’ as such. They now are simply given a form of INDOCTRINATION that is geared to enforcing the subversion that holds us all in its grip. I believe that one effective way to refresh society following a beneficial ‘coup’ of sorts would be to IMMEDIATELY REMOVE FROM OFFICE AND ANY SENIOR POSITIONS IN SOCIETY – anyone who has attended a college or university of advanced education. THAT is where the cancer is being kept alive – usually without the subjects even being aware of it. All positions of authority across the land must be handed over to an ordinary person – which could ideally even be a veteran. Veterans, after all, have proved their altruistic and selfless love of their country. Who better?
Many of those ‘switched-on’ individuals in advanced education realise that they have been pumped full of complete claptrap – but they will NEVER admit to such a thing – and lose the pecuniary advantage in life that it hands to them. It might be the truth – but it would also be financial suicide.
Anyway – this would be a fast and effective way of enforcing change (a change you could REALLY believe in!) – and by handing this entirely new group of people that are given power a simple remit – and a list of things to watch out for.
I agree that ‘democracy’ as currently sold to us – is dead. A clue is that the zionist conspiracy requires it to be enforced around the world at the point of a gun – in particular to those who do not want it. To be fair on the original concept of democracy from ancient Greece – a person was not allowed to vote on affairs of state until they became a citizen. To become a citizen one had to have served in their armed forces and have ‘done your bit’ for your country. This screened out those who did not know what they were talking about when sending men off to war. It also screened out any who did not love – and be prepared to die for – their own land.
Being able to vote in TRUE DEMOCRACY was not something for the masses to be manipulated with. It was a very special right only bestowed on a certain few – who HAD earned it and incidentally came from all strata of society – but whose worthiness was already proven. Without crossing swords with women’s votes – it is interesting to note that the entire ‘women’s rights’ and ‘votes for women’ movements were financed by the Rockerfeller banking cartel. It had two main motives (which were never made public). They knew that it would upend the traditionally conservative voting patterns of democratic nations and make them easier to manipulate. Firstly – women working would mean they could tax twice as many people. Secondly – having all the women out at work would destroy the tight Christian family unit – and cause divorce and misery – forcing children earlier into the educational establishments where they would be in their clutches of indoctrination. Have a listen to how (the late) Aaron Russo (a once personal friend of Rockerfeller) explains this near the end of this film clip where he also accuses the ‘bankers’ of knowing beforehand about 9/11:
I also agree with with Gordon on the issue of Adolph Hitler – and as time goes by I am less and less able to believe all the unending piles of crap that are leveled at him – particularly by the film industry – as a demented and evil paedophile madman. I know a few things about Hitler for sure: He was not in it for the money. The banking cartels did not like him one little bit! He did away with unemployment in Germany and built the autobahn motorway systems across the country. The people truly loved him. He was a war hero – had received the Iron Cross TWICE for bravery in the field, was wounded twice and was mentioned in dispatches for gallant conduct five times!
I also know that Lenin had said that he desperately wanted Germany as part of the Soviet bloc – to be the “Engine of Europe” for building the Soviet military machine that would attack and subdue the rest of the world. Hitler – and his ex-soldier friends – were very much opposed to this and were prepared to do anything to stop the communists getting a hold in Germany.
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January 17, 2012 – 6:02 am
Ahem…well said except for one thing in particular. “Veterans, after all, have proved their altruistic and selfless love of their country. Who better?”
I understand this is a veteran’s site so I may be lynched for saying this but you want to hand the keys to the land over to Veterans because they’ve proven themselves by fighting for their country? Really? They’ve been fighting for ‘their country’ have they? Signing up to take orders from illegitimate, criminal political leaders to go kill innocent human beings in illegal and immoral wars and occupations of aggression shows altruism and selfless love and makes you more qualified to lead?? Hmmmm. Very curious. Excuse me while I go hit my head against the wall for a couple minutes….
Is thinking you’re noble the same as actually being noble?
Okay…..If some guy wearing a suit tells me to go kill my neighbor because my neighbor is a terrorist and I do it…and then I find out the guy wasn’t a terrorist and if I had done a little basic research I could have known that, am I still a hero who deserves the keys to the city?
Silly me, I thought military wasn’t supposed to follow illegal orders. Silly me, I thought enlightened and REAL men only defended themselves and their families from aggression and only killed if no other options existed. Pardon me for thinking THAT is the type of people we need to get back into leadership: rational, thinking human beings with empathy and compassion but with the conviction and attitude to stand when they need to stand. I, for one, would think a whole lot better of our nations military if a few more of you would stand up and say, “No more. I’ll kill for your greed no longer.” Then I’ll consider handing you a key to the city.
And, as you allude to, Hitler was much, much more (and less) than what history books and mafia controlled government and media would have us believe. He was a seeker of the truth of things, which has never sat well with any of the world’s elite controllers. I am most fascinated by Hitler’s understanding of planetary formation and composition, which was much better than all but a few of today’s most respected scientists. He knew that planets are hollow and he figured out how to find the openings. Following this rabbit hole opens up a whole new dimension to your history and, especially, current events. Like NOAA merging with the military, NASA being military, the Data Denial Implementation Plan, no satellite imagery available to the public of the poles. Suppression of photos of polar openings and auroras of the other planets. And on and on and on and on…….
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January 16, 2012 – 4:23 pm
I always thought one step towards stifling the slide from Democracy to Kleptocracy would be to introduce voting license. One of the great errors under the Democratic ethos is the supposition that the masses are intelligence enough to spot a criminal from a patriot. This is a mortal error, once the kabal establishes itself after that initial coup, it ceases to be Democracy and becomes authoritarian kleptocracy, all thats needed is to use the media against the masses. Western people have been dumbed down, they’re stupid. Anyone who thinks Arabs carried out 9/11 has no business being near voting boothe. When you apply to join the civil service, they make you sit an aptitude test. Yet the people giving the supreme liar his elected position don’t need to sit such tests, but still own this important responsibility.
Thus I think a start is that anyone who votes must pass some type of test to earn a license. Of course, there is the problem of who sets the questions. Perhaps this could only be done after a real revolution.
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January 16, 2012 – 6:28 pm
I know plenty of highly educated “stupid sheep”
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January 16, 2012 – 5:41 pm
A great patriot american wrote a must read essay published in Pittsburgh today: A must read:
Fighting a Forbidden Battle:
How I Stopped Covering Up for a Hidden Wrong
By Jesse Lieberfeld
I once belonged to a wonderful religion. I belonged to a religion that allows those of us who believe in it to feel that we are the greatest people in the world — and feel sorry for ourselves at the same time. Once, I thought that I truly belonged in this world of security, self-pity, self-proclaimed intelligence and perfect moral aesthetic. I thought myself to be somewhat privileged early on. It was soon revealed to me, however, that my fellow believers and I were not part of anything so flattering.
Although I was fortunate enough to have parents who did not try to force me into any one set of beliefs, being Jewish was in no way possible to escape growing up. It was constantly reinforced at every holiday, every service and every encounter with the rest of my relatives. I was forever reminded how intelligent my family was, how important it was to remember where we had come from, and to be proud of all the suffering our people had overcome in order to finally achieve their dream in the perfect society of Israel.
This last mandatory belief was one which I never fully understood, but I always kept the doubts I had about Israel’s spotless reputation to the back of my mind. “Our people” were fighting a war, one I did not fully comprehend, but I naturally assumed that it must be justified. We would never be so amoral as to fight an unjust war.
Yet as I came to learn more about our so-called “conflict” with the Palestinians, I grew more concerned. I routinely heard about unexplained mass killings, attacks on medical bases and other alarmingly violent actions for which I could see no possible reason. “Genocide” almost seemed the more appropriate term, yet no one I knew would have ever dreamed of portraying the war in that manner; they always described the situation in shockingly neutral terms. Whenever I brought up the subject, I was always given the answer that there were faults on both sides, that no one was really to blame, or simply that it was a “difficult situation.”
It was not until eighth grade that I fully understood what I was on the side of. One afternoon, after a fresh round of killings was announced on our bus ride home, I asked two of my friends who actively supported Israel what they thought. “We need to defend our race,” they told me. “It’s our right.”
“We need to defend our race.”
Where had I heard that before? Wasn’t it the same excuse our own country had used to justify its abuses of African-Americans 60 years ago?
In that moment, I realized how similar the two struggles were — like the white radicals of that era, we controlled the lives of another people whom we abused daily, and no one could speak out against us. It was too politically incorrect to do so. We had suffered too much, endured too many hardships, and overcome too many losses to be criticized. I realized then that I was in no way part of a “conflict” — the term “Israeli/Palestinian Conflict” was no more accurate than calling the Civil Rights Movement the “Caucasian/ African-American Conflict.”
In both cases, the expression was a blatant euphemism: it gave the impression that this was a dispute among equals and that both held an equal share of the blame. However, in both, there was clearly an oppressor and an oppressed, and I felt horrified at the realization that I was by nature on the side of the oppressors. I was grouped with the racial supremacists. I was part of a group that killed while praising its own intelligence and reason. I was part of a delusion.
I thought of the leader of the other oppressed side of years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. He too had been part of a struggle that had been hidden and glossed over for the convenience of those against whom he fought. What would his reaction have been? As it turned out, it was precisely the same as mine. As he wrote in his letter from Birmingham Jail, he believed the greatest enemy of his cause to be “Not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who … lives by a mythical concept of time…. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”
When I first read those words, I felt as if I were staring at myself in a mirror. All my life I had been conditioned to simply treat the so-called conflict with the same apathy which King had so forcefully condemned. I, too, held the role of an accepting moderate. I, too, “lived by a mythical concept of time,” shrouded in my own surreal world and the set of beliefs that had been assigned to me. I had never before felt so trapped.
I decided to make one last appeal to my religion. If it could not answer my misgivings, no one could.
The next time I attended a service, there was an open question-and-answer session about any point of our religion. I wanted to place my dilemma in as clear and simple terms as I knew how. I thought out my exact question over the course of the 17-minute cello solo that was routinely played during service. Previously, I had always accepted this solo as just another part of the program, yet now it seemed to capture the whole essence of our religion: intelligent and well-crafted on paper, yet completely oblivious to the outside world (the soloist did not have the faintest idea of how masterfully he was putting us all to sleep).
When I was finally given the chance to ask a question, I asked: “I want to support Israel. But how can I when it lets its army commit so many killings?” I was met with a few angry glares from some of the older men, but the rabbi answered me.
“It is a terrible thing, isn’t it?” he said. “But there’s nothing we can do. It’s just a fact of life.”
I knew, of course, that the war was no simple matter and that we did not by any means commit murder for its own sake, but to portray our killings as a “fact of life” was simply too much for me to accept. I thanked him and walked out shortly afterward. I never went back.
I thought about what I could do. If nothing else, I could at least try to free myself from the burden of being saddled with a belief I could not hold with a clear conscience. I could not live the rest of my life as one of the pathetic moderates whom King had rightfully portrayed as the worst part of the problem. I did not intend to go on being one of the Self-Chosen People, identifying myself as part of a group to which I did not belong.
It was different not being the ideal nice Jewish boy. The difference was subtle, yet by no means unaffecting. Whenever it came to the attention of any of our more religious family friends that I did not share their beliefs, I was met with either a disapproving stare and a quick change of the subject or an alarmed cry of, “What? Doesn’t Israel matter to you?” Relatives talked down to me more afterward, but eventually I stopped noticing the way adults around me perceived me. It was worth it to no longer feel as though I were just another apathetic part of the machine.
I can obviously never know what it must have been like to be an African-American in the 1950s. I do feel, however, as though I know exactly what it must have been like to be white during that time, to live under an aura of moral invincibility, to hold unchallengeable beliefs, and to contrive illusions of superiority to avoid having to face simple everyday truths. That illusion was nice while it lasted, but I decided to pass it up. I have never been happier.
Jesse Lieberfeld is an 11th-grader at Winchester Thurston.
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January 16, 2012 – 5:46 pm
I realize, more than ever, the kind of courage it takes to spell this stuff out.
We here in America live in a media circus phantasy land. The bullshit is so thick its stifling. I used to hope that peaceful change was possible, but hey-look at the stories of President Kennedy, of Martin Luther King, and scores of less known men and women who suffered the wrath of the scum suckers. Our last great president, the president THEY murdered, President Kennedy said those who take away the peaceful revolution make the violent revolution inevitable.
What are we going to do, Mr. Duff? How do we deal with the criminal conspiracy with a strategy-and tactics that are effective?
We do not live in a democracy, we live in a corporate cartel controlled profiteering shithole that sends kids out do die for its fun and profit. My own nephew cannot remember what state he is in for more than 5 min. His unit was wiped out in Iraq. For what? I guess so the Bushits can continue their control. Hey, folks, who among you voted for the family that worked to overthrow our country? Y’know what, General Smedly Butler slowed ‘em down, but he didn’t stop ‘em.
No wonder they are trying to steal all the guns, they don’t want the people to have ‘em when the dues come to be paid.
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January 16, 2012 – 6:28 pm
I think you’re seriously out to lunch on the meaning of Fascism, chief. Fortunately, for the sake of argument, fascism is probably the only form of government whose definition is absolute, because Mussolini invented it and defined it in a brief paper he wrote in 1932.
Fascism is absolute power to the State, little or NO power to the individual to determine his / her own destiny. War is one of the highest callings of the State. Fascism is a religious State, with religious wars a stated NOBLE purpose. Trade unions and the ability of workers to organize AGAINST the State is absolutely forbidden. Among other things, none good.
THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE DEFINITION OF HELL, to me. It also sounds like Amerika under Bush and Obama.
In my opinion Mussolini was one of the bloodline reptilian ancestors of the same species as the zionists, the neocons, Hillary Clinton and about two thirds of the Obama Administration.
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January 16, 2012 – 6:30 pm
I think our hope lies with the military, lest we can create a popular alternative cable system to reach the sheep
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January 16, 2012 – 6:37 pm
Agree 100%. I refuse to believe every potential asset in the military “mouthed the oath” with a complete lack of thought or heartfelt commitment. We need them upfront and leading the charge…NOW.
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January 16, 2012 – 7:48 pm
This is my main topic of thought, and I discussed this with family just the other day. Drugs have always been the covert prize. Oil, overtly simply because people have it comming through the floor of their foundations across the globe, it’s plentiful to the point Queens and oil companies are the only ones’ large enough to control the supply and business en toto, to stop us from becoming barons in our own right. Easy enough. Oil is directly related to the expansion and contraction of a countries success in business and everything else. Central banking is smaller in scope when one wants to crush a country and it’s people. Funny how the same people control both.
The Dulles brothers, Bush family, and the Rothschildes figured out how to control the Saudis and Kuwait’s a long time ago. This is what most don’t know. You get the oil producers to buy land and stakes in your country, also, make them load up on your dollar. In exchange, protection, in every form, forever. That’s americas job, we’re the brass knuckles, London is the velvet glove of finance, the Vatican, well, that’s for keeping the idiots scared of the sky god and sending in their money. After the countries have invested (our) money in the US and Britain, the Rothschildes pay people to invent holding companies. These holding companies are huge, they stand on everything the richest suckers in the world payed for and collatoralized. Great, now we have these countries investing “OUR” money back in the US, etc. It’s ours, because we pay them for gas with fake money. We know it’s fake, they don’t get it yet because they just walked into fortune and haven’t had one son attend Caimbridge or Harvard business and finance college yet. Guess what happens next?
Well, we collapse the holding companies because the Warburgs and Schiffs of the world at the direction of you know who, decide they don’t want to lend anything anymore. That collapse is how you pay for things with fake money and own it even when it’s not yours. The Sauds and everyone else sells at 80% loss and you own the 50% of america you wanted since the last time you did this in 1933. All done without using one ounce of real gold. You get it all back in the end even if you did.
Lybia, Iraq, Iran, Syria, etc, etc. All the same. Special notes on Nigeria and Lybia, their oil is almost refined right out of the ground. Can’t have those countries using a gold backed currency, that’s even more dangerous that Iraq using Euro’s. Whole show goes up in flames if anyone uses backed currencies, even for a short while.
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January 16, 2012 – 8:19 pm
Nice thought provoking piece Gordon! Love when you challenge conventional thinking.
One thought about a future economy… Any economic system worth developing needs to be open and visible for all at all times. Show me a man’s bank account and I’ll tell you about the man.
All business should have 2 prices (what it cost and the asking price). All banking (Individual, business, government, etc…) needs to be public and accessible so when someone is worth millions/billions/trillions they can explain how they made their fortunes.
An open an honest world of cooperation instead of competition, perhaps might create world peace.
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January 16, 2012 – 8:47 pm
I took a nap this afternoon, and I had a wondrous dream.
I saw the head of the CEO of Goldman Sachs, raised on a pike on Wall Street, and there was a crowd in the street, holding a banner.
This time, though, the banner no longer read
JUMP YOU FUCKERS
Instead, it read
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January 17, 2012 – 4:46 am
“Every case has to be publicly judged and all money removed from the legal system. No more law firms, all legal advocates have to be civil service. This will save so much money it might balance the economy itself.”
Or collapse it all together. Gordon, all you conjure up when you think attorneys is the last shifty litigator that screwed you or made a seemingly obvious scenario into a costly mess for you (or perhaps just that creepy guy on TV asking you to call him if you’ve fallen).
But lawyers can also provide people with ideas (worthless if not protected properly) the proper formation advice to build and run start-ups, along with all of the agreements one would need to survive INTERNATIONALLY (you need lawyers for help beyond the borders).
Chris Hedges currently is filing lawsuit against President Obama questioning the Constitutionality of the NDAA in the Federal Circuit.
Thomas Jefferson was a lawyer. John Adams was a lawyer. Benjamin Franklin was one of the first to think about monetizing ideas (patents), or said better, to DEMOCRATIZE them – anyone can file a patent, you don’t have to be Thomas Edison (although after they died, their successors abused the system somewhat).
In particular, if there ever was a reason to hate lawyers, it’s because of corporations in actuality. There used to be a day when lawyers could work and go to school part time, and graduate with zero debt. Law schools used to be that cheap. But that’s of no use to student loan mills. During the Bush Administration, a record number of attorneys graduated with enormous law school loans that were granted by private companies thanks to relaxed regulations to people who were huge credit risks to begin with. Many of the loan companies’ board of directors would sit on the boards of the loan companies (a huge conflict of interest). The ABA relaxed reporting requirements from schools to incoming graduates, so “private sector jobs” classifications suddenly became bartending gigs, etc. without incoming students being apprised of it. Lawyers, since 1990, have not been faring as well (on the whole) as one would think. There is massive unemployment.
And if you try to eliminate the legal system, then you are literally going to crash the economy. It’s a huge industry. People will be left to “common sense” judgments, a utopian kangaroo court where suddenly bribing and corruption disappears as a menace (the real problem was the underlying law and judicial process! A-HA!.. oh wait!)
It seems you’re mixing a few bad apples with the rest. The judicial system sucks. Many of us aren’t litigators for that reason. Most of us would strangle an admitted child molester ourselves than defend them like Alan Dershowitz probably would if they came into our office and told us the story. But, it’s because the system has been spoiled, not because the system by principle is messed up and must go.
I like your plan, I just think it needs to address nuances. I want maps man. Wtf? Little Asian man hidden in a trash can, snuck into the Bilderberg meeting a little early type of thing. Gordon’s 11.