Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hidden In Plain Sight

"Hidden In Plain Sight - On Beyond The X-Files Or, How I learned To Love The White Rose

By Richard Sauder, PhD

.... A great deal has changed in the nearly 20 years I have been pursuing this line of inquiry. The world population has increased greatly, the ecology is reeling all over the planet, the push toward a global, fascist, corporate-governed, Big Brother society has picked up tremendous momentum, and in the wake of the 9-11 attacks eight years ago, the so-called and surreal War on Terror has utterly transformed the planet's social, political, military and economic landscape. We now live in a brave new world where up is down, left is right, war is peace, a failing economy sprouts "green shoots" ­ and on an on the insanity and inanity extend in a bottomless welter of mindless infotainment and soulless, vampiric propaganda that saturates television and radio and drips off the pages of the remaining newspapers.

In that context, we are faced with the utter and complete insanity of unending imperial warfare as the declining American Empire tries to impose its hyper-violent corporate control system over as much of the rest of the planet as possible. There are several unfortunate examples of that from recent years, and sadly the ongoing war in Afghanistan typifies the American war psychosis at its very mind boggling worst.

Recent days have seen a spate of news articles about the brother of the country's American puppet President, Hamid Karzai. Ahmed Wali Karzai, the president's brother, is reported to have been on the CIA payroll for much of the past eight years, and to also be simultaneously implicated in the country's illegal opium traffic, against which the USA military forces are ostensibly fighting, as well as having ties to the Taliban, and helping the CIA to operate a paramilitary force, and on and on the tangled story goes. (1) All of which obviously raises a very large question as to what the CIA and the Pentagon are really doing in Afghanistan. Connect the dots and you could come to the reasonable conclusion that the American war in Afghanistan has two main functions: 1) to promote the opium trade for the CIA's own clandestine, black budget purposes, and 2) to promote general mayhem and warfare for the purpose of creating such instability and confusion that the war cannot possibly be won or successfully prosecuted, and, thus, just grinds on and on generating continuing, multi-billion dollar profits for American corporate war profiteers.

Now, I am an American by birth and I am a long-term, informed observer of the scene in the USA. None of these insane asylum antics are occurring in a historical, social, economic, or political vacuum. Much of this we have seen before, but with each round of new crimes the audacity and brazenness of the usual suspects increases. It is astonishing to admit it, but the scale of the corruption has exceeded all rational bounds over the last decade, and in recent weeks and months, has become even more outlandish than ever before, if such a thing is possible. The vicious Caesars of ancient Rome, in all of their diabolical lust for absolute power and their grandiose schemes of global domination were but rank amateurs compared to the maniacal political pawns and minions that today prance and preen on the world stage, all the while plotting the totalitarian subjugation of billions of people and the outright theft of trillions of dollars worth of financial and natural resources. Millions of people all over the world can sense, or outright see, that we are fast approaching a sort of rupture with the past, and are about to be flung headlong over the brink of a yawning chasm into God-only-knows-what-awaits-us, and they also can sense, or see, that the aforementioned prancing and preening pawns and minions have something to do with the unsettling events of these parlous times.

The recent, global outbreak of the swine flu has only served to heighten the rising sense of unease that many people feel, the more so, as it seems that the virus may possibly have been bio-engineered, by unknown parties, for unknown purposes.(2) Which calls to mind, once again, the aforementioned pawns and minions, and their incessant, insidious, Machiavellian machinations in the political, military, social, economic and medical policy spheres.

In this context of destructive, American imperial warfare, of an imploding global economy, and of a global, viral pandemic of uncertain provenance, I have several observations to make:

Both major political parties in the USA are massively criminally corrupt; they are essentially political mafias, tools of the Fortune 500 corporations, Wall Street, the U.S. Federal Reserve, and other nefarious interests.

The present government of the USA is so mobbed up that 50% of the American people still cannot believe, and do not understand, that the murderous attacks of 9-11 were an inside job by an incredibly cunning, parasitic element that has insinuated itself deep into the guts of the American system, and that lurks there malevolently, devouring its host from the inside out....
Many dual citizenship, Israeli-Americans have served, or presently serve, at a high level in the U.S. government and military. Is it surprising, then, that a great deal of American policy is driven by Israeli influence? Indeed, a major war against Iran looms on the horizon as an entirely real possibility, based largely on the preoccupations of the Jewish state. The illegal American wars of aggression against Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are heavily influenced by Israeli pressure. In reality, not one of these countries poses a serious threat to the USA. The ongoing genocide that Israel is carrying out against the Palestinian people is indefensible. It is a crime against humanity. The Israeli invasions of Lebanon were clear violations of International law. And yet, the USA provides billions of dollars worth of military and financial aid to Israel every year, thereby actively aiding and abetting the war crimes of the Jewish state against the Palestinians and Lebanese, and thus implicating this country in those crimes as a serial enabler and material accomplice. Moreover, we hear constantly about the dangers of the Iranian and North Korean missile and nuclear programs, but rarely one word about the Jewish state's hundreds of nuclear weapons and numerous missiles. This double standard must be addressed. Also deeply troubling is evidence pointing to Israeli involvement in the events involving and surrounding the 9-11 attacks in 2001.

The crimes of the Jewish state are intolerable. The influence, bordering on control, that the Jewish state exerts over American policy makers and policy making is insupportable. Who are we to listen to? The war mongers in Tel Aviv? Or the sage counsel of George Washington?

I strongly favor George Washington's view in this matter. All American military aid and financial support to the Jewish state should be withdrawn immediately. Joint American ­Israeli military operations should cease. Dual American-Israeli citizens should be banned from government service. Mossad agents on American soil should be deported. Their influence on this country has been disastrous.

The present USA government is essentially a criminal syndicate or global mafia - it acts as a hyper-violent, militarily invasive, propaganda spewing, multi-trillion dollar money laundering machine, that seeks to impose its will on the American people and as much of the rest of the world as possible, by brute force and political deception. By any measure the present USA government is a rogue regime, and now that it is a deeply corrupt empire in rapid decline, it is, perhaps, more dangerous than ever.

The American dollar is dying right now, as the world turns its back on this increasingly worthless scrap of paper.

The American Constitution is very clear; in Article I it specifically states that nothing but gold and silver coin shall be accepted as tender for the payment of debts, and that the United States Congress shall have the power to coin money. These clauses have never been rescinded or abolished. They are still in legal force.

It is, hence, a disgraceful testimony to the complete incompetence and thorough corruption of the United States Congress that in 1913 it illegally, unconstitutionally abdicated its own constitutional powers and voted the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank into existence. Since that time the USA government has permitted the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank to flood the world with whole trainloads of paper currency, nominally worth trillions of dollars, but in reality this so-called American "dollar" is neither more nor less than what it has always been all along, just a little scrap of paper.

That's the wealth of the American Empire. Paper. Trillions of tiny scraps of paper. That's all. There's precious little behind the so-called American "dollar" but printing presses frantically churning out tons more little scraps of paper....
The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank is thus nothing but a criminal Ponzi scheme, run by a malevolent cabal whose allegiance is not to the people of the USA or the world, but to the interests of a secretive, international oligarchy. Let's call this malevolent cabal, the Powers That Be. The Powers That Be do not care about you or me. In fact they want to enslave the entire human race, body, mind and soul, for all time to come.

We are facing Orwellian, totalitarian slavery. That's what they want to impose on us.

That's the reason behind all the national identity cards, DNA data bases, surveillance cameras, GPS tracking devices in cars and trucks and cell phones, digital micro-chipping of everything from A to Z, Internet surveillance and censorship, telephone taps, body and luggage searches and scans at airports, finger printing of air travelers and bank customers, interrogations at airline boarding gates, intrusive banking regulations, and much more. The Powers That Be are branding and penning up the global "human herd" in just the same way that cattle ranchers tag their cattle herds with ear tags and fence them into feed lots to fatten them up for slaughter. The Powers That Be regard us as their livestock, as their personal property, and they are in the process of branding us, tagging us, and penning us up, so that they can manage us like cattle or swine. Our plight is that stark and simple.

So do you want to be a slave or free? That's the question. Because if you want to be free you're absolutely going to have to do something about it. Millions of people are going to have to go outside of their comfort zone, that's the hard truth of the matter, because the status quo is simply not remotely acceptable for people who want to live as free human beings on this planet.

Don't imagine that you can just vote in the next criminally rigged election and a new set of corrupt politicians will somehow magically make things better. THEY WON'T.

The galling thing is that the Powers That Be have set up a global system to which they insist we assiduously adhere and obey every corrupt dictate they issue, while they themselves flagrantly flout the Constitution with impunity, and never cease massively enriching themselves and their plutocrat cronies, and rolling in corrupt luxury, at our ruinous expense.

This pathetic charade will continue only as long as the people permit it, because when the people declare a de facto Jubilee Year, the jig will be up. As a matter of fact, that process is already underway. It is a simple truth that unemployed people cannot service a loan, cannot pay a tax bill, and cannot pay a fine that is imposed on them for failure to do any of the foregoing. So as the unemployed rolls continue to swell, more and more people will simply refuse or fail to make credit card payments, pay back home, automobile and student loans, will default on furniture, appliance and pay day loans, and much more. This is already happening and the trend will increase.

Additionally, unemployed people pay little or no income tax, because they have no income. They also pay less sales tax, because they have little or no money with which to buy anything. They purchase far less than employed people, and hence, they end up paying much less sales tax. And so as the economy implodes, the internal dynamics of the implosion inevitably produce a sort of built-in , automatic, de facto, Jubilee Year, i.e., a year in which debts are effectively written off or wiped clean, because people simply cease to make payments.

So you can see that the Year of the Jubilee is already underway, as a consequence of the deeply flawed economic model that the Powers That Be have imposed on most of the planet.

The French have a pithy saying: "L'argent est le nerf de la guerre."

Translation: "Money is the sinews of war."

Happily, this dark cloud of economic collapse has a silver lining, to wit, as the economy collapses there will be a great deal less money for warfare, because government will be slammed hard by a massive drop in tax revenue, at the same time as corporations see themselves hit hard by precipitous drops in sales revenue. Unemployed people don't buy much, because they don't have much money, and they also don't pay as many taxes. Modern warfare is extremely expensive, so as the revenue stream slows for both government and the Fortune 500, the ability to wage war, to raise armies and provision them, and to keep them in the field and supplied with the full range of war materiel, will diminish....
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