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Truth Excavator Let’s Reclaim History As We Go Into 2011, And The Unknown Future

We’re led to believe that the United States government is a positive force in the world but this is not true. I’m not saying it couldn’t be in the future, in fact, once there is a regime change in Washington, America will become the greatest country in the world again, but as it is now, the deceitful and manipulative leaders in the CIA, the Federal Reserve, the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon are the most destructive force in the world, and pose the greatest existential threat to human civilization, and world peace.

This is not an American government that the American people elected. It is not a government at all. It is a gang. And this gang which runs Washington is bipartisan, unethical, and treasonous. They are engaged in a grand conspiracy against freedom, peace, America, and the world. No doubt, if the true defenders of freedom and peace emerge victorious against this criminal gang, there will be public executions on Pennsylvania Avenue in the decade ahead.

All this is overwhelming, and scary. Nevertheless, it is true. The historical reality that the world must learn to accept, especially the American people, is that the American government was hijacked from the inside by right-wing fascists and oligarchs over the course of many decades, starting in 1913 with the creation of the private Federal Reserve Bank that has the monopoly of credit, followed by the establishment of the National Security State in 1947, the history-changing assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and finally, the government-engineered attacks on September 11, 2001. These four events stand out in my mind as the major turning points in the last hundred years of American history. What was once a great and mighty constitutional republic was transformed into a dictatorship, a global killing machine, the bully of the world, all the while posing as the white-hat defender of democracy and freedom……

Paul Craig Roberts, 27 dec – 2011: ”Dissent is what rescues Democracy”

The year 2011 will bring Americans a larger and more intrusive police state, more unemployment and home foreclosures, no economic recovery, more disregard by the US government of US law, international law, the Constitution, and truth, more suspicion and distrust from allies, more hostility from the rest of the world, and new heights of media sycophancy.

With truth the declared enemy of the fantasy world in which the government, media, and public reside, the nation has turned on whistleblowers. Bradley Manning, who allegedly provided the media with the video made by US troops of their wanton, fun-filled slaughter of newsmen and civilians, has been abused in solitary confinement for six months. Murdering civilians is a war crime, and as General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the National Press Club on February 17, 2006, “It is the absolute responsibility of everybody in uniform to disobey an order that is either illegal or immoral” and to make such orders known. If Manning is the source of the leak, he has been wrongfully imprisoned for meeting his military responsibility. The media have yet to make the point that the person who reported the crime, not the persons who committed it, is the one who has been imprisoned, and without a trial. 

The lawlessness of the US government, which has been creeping up on us for decades, broke into a full gallop in the years of the Bush/Cheney/Obama regimes. Today the government operates above the law, yet maintains that it is a democracy bringing the same to Muslims by force of arms, only briefly being sidetracked by sponsoring a military coup against democracy in Honduras and attempting to overthrow the democratic government in Venezuela.

Paul Craig Roberts, 29 dec – Incipient Fascist State: America Has Gone Away

Anyone who doesn’t believe that the US is an incipient fascist state needs only to consult the latest assault on civil liberty by Fox News (sic). Instead of informing citizens, Fox News (sic) informs on citizens. Jason Ditz reports (antiwar.com Dec. 28) that Fox News (sic) “no longer content to simply shill for a growing police state,” turned in a grandmother to the Department of Homeland Security for making “anti-American comments.”

The media have segued into the police attitude, which regards insistence on civil liberties and references to the Constitution as signs of extremism, especially when the Constitution is invoked in defense of dissent or privacy or placarded on a bumper sticker. President George W. Bush set the scene when he declared: “you are with us or against us.”

Bush’s words demonstrate a frightening decline in our government’s respect for dissent since the presidency of John F. Kennedy. In a speech to the Newspaper Publishers Association in 1961, President Kennedy said:

“No president should fear public scrutiny of his program, for from that scrutiny comes understanding, and from that understanding comes support or opposition; and both are necessary. . . . Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed, and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian law makers once decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment.”

The press is not protected, Kennedy told the newspaper publishers, in order that it can amuse and entertain, emphasize the trivial, or simply tell the public what it wants to hear. The press is protected so that it can find and report facts and, thus, inform, arouse “and sometimes even anger public opinion.”

In a statement unlikely to be repeated by an American president, Kennedy told the newspaper publishers: “I’m not asking your newspapers to support an administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people, for I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed.”

The America of Kennedy’s day and the America of today are two different worlds. In America today the media are expected to lie for the government in order to prevent the people from finding out what the government is up to. If polls can be believed, Americans brainwashed and programmed by O’Reilly, Hannity, Beck, and Limbaugh want Bradley Manning and Julian Assange torn limb from limb for informing Americans of the criminal acts of their government. Politicians and journalists are screeching for their execution.

President Kennedy told the Newspaper Publishers Association that “it is to the printing press, the recorder of man’s deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news, that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: Free and Independent.” Who can imagine a Bill Clinton, a George W. Bush, or a Barack Obama saying such a thing today?

2 videoklipp med Michael Hudson – Put Main Street before Wall Street and the Pentagon America is about to slide into third world status

Inslag från presstv.ir
med bl.a. Max Keiser och Wayne Madsen – Financial crisis in the US is entering its third year, but recent studies show that many of the country’s cities and rescued banks are facing bankruptcy while the rich keep getting richer.

Bild från Irland och protesterna mot attackerna mot deras land, från coto2.wordpress.com. Fler bilder.

En intervju med skaparna av The Money Masters (youtube), Bill Still och Patrick Carmack från 2007, finns HÄR

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