“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived and dishonest—but the myth—persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
John F. Kennedy
Last year I posted an article on the where the JFK assassination has led us to this day in history. In other words, a downward spiral from our Constitutional Republic to a police state. Since then, not much has changed my view and in fact, has gotten much worse. With President Obama's recent signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the closing days of 2011, otherwise known as the “Indefinite Detention Act,” which allows the President to detain any American citizen indefinitely without due process, the legal foundation of a toleration state is now upon us and codified into law. It's a scary, shocking and disturbing development, one has been slowly building since the Patriot act was signed into law shorty after the 9-11 attacks. It shows that the people in government that run our country no longer believe in the Constitution, the rule of law, or liberty. They are all, in effect, a gang of traitors. They are more fearful of an American armed with a loaded firearm and a knowledge of the Constitution than they are of any supposed terrorist attack.
I guess a government is only as good as those people in office that will obey the law.
John Kennedy, are you looking at us from a celestial abode and seeing these developments? Your loss in reining in the various Kingdoms of the CIA, the Pentagon and other enemies of the Republic, is our loss as well. Your death let them seal their grip over the reins of power so the Presidents that serve now are mere puppets.
Recently I saw the movie, Elizabeth, The Golden Age. Cate Blanchett reprises her role of the Virgin Queen. In one agonizing part, after uncovering the plot by her sister Mary, Queen of Scots to have her assassinated, she has to sign the death warrant for Mary's execution. She struggles with her conscience and finally her chief advisor tells her she has to sign it as Mary violated the law with her act of conspiracy and treason. Elizabeth responds testily that laws are for the common folk, not for people of her ilk. The "Devine right of Kings" vivid in her mind, playing a major and deciding role in her thinking. It wasn't a display of hubris. This is how these people think.
How fitting this is for Kings of the 21st century! They still think this way. The laws apply to us, not them. Notice how elected officials do just about anything they want and are rarely brought to justice. Congressmen and woman commit acts of insider trading and it's of little legal consequence to them. Attorney General Eric Holder lies to Congress and life goes on. Anybody remember Congressman Charles Rangel of New York? Found cheating on his taxes and all he gets is a congressional slap on the wrist and he's still there, his jovial self once again. A doctor on the Coast to Coast AM show talked of how he tried to get an appointment to see his congresswoman, Barbara Boxer, and was told she no longer takes appointments with constituents. Apparently being a public servant is no longer in her job description.
It's quite obvious that the people of the United States are being conditioned to life in a police state. It has just happened. In a recent article it was reported here in my home state of Florida in the town of Leesburg, agents from the DHS drive up, surround and enter a Social Security office (LINK). One agent stood out front, sporting a flack jacket and sub-machine gun and randomly checks the IDs of people going in and out of the Social Security office. And the people there submitted. Just like the people of Germany easily submitted to Hitler.
They later said it was a training exercise. Then why not warn the public of this? The elderly people entering the building had no idea what was going on. And besides that, how many terrorists lurk around Social Security offices anyway? The idea of armed Federal agents showing up checking identification in this manner is ridiculous and unnecessarily intimidating. Either they are playing security theater or else they are out to condition the public to get used to being treated as slaves in a police state.
As I stated earlier, the Feds are not afraid of terrorism as they are afraid of YOU. We've got more guns than them. And they know it.
An informed population scares them too. Look at them constantly trying to implement an Internet kill switch. You would think in a time of national emergency the Internet would be the very thing you should keep in operation for the free flow of information. But no! The internet is the only thing they don't have any control over. It's probably the last thing standing because of the understanding that government controls so much of it (search: William Colby; operation mocking bird). Just think how things would be now if we were back in the 1960s with only three television networks and practically all radio stations playing mostly music and little talk. The cat is out of the bag.
And that is where the modern day pamphleteers, the bloggers, come in. They really hate us as we have no overseers. We are truly independent. Of course, they have ways to further slime us as in other forms of popular media. Such as the movie I saw over the weekend, Contagion. It's your standard virus outbreak movie with the customary, predictable plot lifted from an old Star Trek show. A mysterious virus erupts and the only person ahead of the curve is a blogger played by Jude Law. The heroes are all government doctors and researchers who come to the rescue with a vaccine at the last minute (remember Bones brewing up a batch on the Enterprise?).
And if there is any villain in the story, apart from the virus, it's the blogger! He is eventually shown to be a liar and fraud and gets arrested for what I guess is insider trading for a drug that he promotes on his web site. Of course, in our modern age only vaccines are real medicine anyway. But I’m sure you get the drift here. The blogger is just a kook outsider conspiracy theorist, that in the end doesn't know what he is talking about. When the blogger announces he's a writer, he is promptly shot down by a government doctor played by Laurence Fishburne. The good doctor dismisses him of that notion. Of course, this the same view the mainstream media has of bloggers and independent internet writers in general. (Probably the government too though they do enjoy reading blogs. Enough agencies show up to read this one.)
So the media war on bloggers continues as the tyranny of the State uses more subtle means to propagandize the public and attack its critics.
Would John F. Kennedy has signed a draconian piece of legislation as the NDAA? Of course not. Unlike this current crowd of criminals, JFK believed in liberty. It should be noted other Presidents have signed NDAA when it comes up for renewal. This one however, was different when they added on the extra powers for the President to arrest anybody he wanted, citizens or non-citizens both here and anywhere in the world, and order a “hit” on them without the Constitutional guarantees of due process. Ironically, President Obama said at first he would never sign it with these added stipulations, while at the same time, he had his lawyers go to Congress and ask for such powers behind the public’s back. This President possesses a deceitful character and should not be trusted by anyone.
The basic rule in the coming days ahead is to know your Constitutional rights and stand your ground. You will be tested.
One of the first people arrested under the Patriot Act was a Michael Galardi, a Los Vegas strip club owner. LINK
Another early arrest on the under the Patriot Act was Susan Lindauer’s. Read about her ordeal HERE.
Audio: Black Op Radio’s Len Osanic interviews Susan Lindauer, Show #560. LINK