October 7, 2011
Mac Slavo has this post on the impending European collapse in “two to three weeks,” followed by the U.S., that will eventually become a situation of “collapse of our financial institutions, destruction of our currency, a complete wiping out of the U.S. middle class, political instability, riots, and the historically traditional outcome in such cases of collapsing nations – war.” Whether he means international war or civil war within the U.S., who knows.
How did all this come about? Well, Americans have allowed local, state and federal governments to restrict their freedom and their rights, and usurp away from Americans the responsibilities and obligations that morally belong to them and not to government bureaucrats. The more restrictions and regulations on everyday life that government imposes on is, the more police power there is to enforce them. America has become a police state, and it gets worse by the day. How much longer will we or can we put up with it?
The only way out of all this is to decentralize, that is, everything that’s been centralized in Washington and New York, especially. And also de-monopolize everything that government has monopolized by legal compulsion. That includes money and banking and national security, as well as local community policing.
So, as The American Dream Blog noted, there already is chaos in America, and the fabric of America is coming apart at the seams. All this, in addition to the financial chaos especially since 2008, has mainly been caused by government intrusions into economic and social matters, and further and further centralization of power. Wilson’s Federal Reserve and FDR’s fascist and socialist programs, including Social Security, LBJ’s welfare-warfare programs, and so on, gave people the false belief that centralized government actually has the ability to manage our retirements, our medical care, our businesses, the environment, and national security, when time and again federal government agencies and bureaucrats have proven their achievements at being the most incompetent of anyone — and most dangerous to our liberty and our prosperity. Because of the continuously progressive reinforcement of dependence on the federal government for anything, America has descended into the depths of a totalitarian nightmare, and the nightmare is only in the beginning stages. Unless states wake up and secede, of course.
Just look at the kinds of banana republic attitudes of, not the lower classes or the uneducated, but those considered to be “sophisticated,” the “intelligentsia,” in the rationalizations made to excuse the Dictator-In-Chief’s assassination of someone without due process, as Glenn Greenwald pointed out just recently. The Left opposed Bush’s rendition, indefinite detention, torture, assassination and bombing schemes, not because they believed in due process but because they hated Bush, as we have seen now in their approval of the same criminality when committed by Obama.
And there was Georgia’s murder of Troy Davis, falsely convicted of killing a police officer. Even though there was no physical evidence linking Davis to the crime, and that 7 out of 9 witnesses recanted their testimony, some because the testimony was coerced by police, and state officials knew all this before Georgia’s planned murder, they went ahead and murdered him anyway in cold blood. Now, what kind of people, knowing that witnesses to a case later changed their testimony and told of police coerced testimony, and knowing of such utter lack of evidence, would go ahead and kill the guy anyway? Well, incredibly degenerate low-lifes, that’s for sure. But that is how America has regressed backward to the depths of the banana republic, in which people are angry and just want to kill people, and they get off on it just as much as the black youths in Milwaukee who beat up on white people, and the police-neanderthals who beat up on Wall Street protesters. And there are the Americans who approved of the Georgia State-sponsored murder of an innocent man, and all the Obama leftists who approved of the al-Awlaki assassination, they all get off on seeing people killed in cold blood, I believe.
And, as Greenwald pointed out, the idea of due process is being lost on the most “intelligent” and “sophisticated” among us now. If the Obama Administration believes that someone is guilty of terrorist acts against others, then the burden is on the Obama Administration to present evidence to prove their allegations. Everyone who is accused of something has a God-given, inalienable right to trial and have evidence of guilt presented for proof. You can’t just allow government bureaucrats to just say “This guy did this criminal act, so we jail him now, we kill him now…(grunt, grunt…).” People are literally crazy if they want a president, a senator, a military general or soldier, a DOJ bureaucrat, a cop, etc to have that power of judge, jury and executioner. You’re nuts if you approve of that way of life. As Greenwald noted,
That is the mindset of the U.S. Government and its followers expressed as vividly as can be: we can spy on, imprison, or even kill anyone we want — including citizens — without any due process or any evidence shown, simply because we will tell you they are Bad People, and you will trust us and believe us. That was absolutely the principal justification offered by Bush followers for everything their Leader did — I know they’re Terrorists because My President said so, so no courts or evidence is required – and that is now exactly the mindset of Obama loyalists to justify what he does (back in December, 2005, I described that defense as the ”Very Bad People” justification for lawless, due-process-free acts).
That mentality — he’s a Terrorist because my Government said he’s one and I therefore don’t need evidence or trials to subject that evidence to scrutiny — also happens to be the purest definition of an authoritarian mentality, the exact opposite of the dynamic that was supposed to drive how the country functioned (Thomas Jefferson: “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief with the chains of the Constitution“). I trust My President and don’t need to see evidence or have due process is the slavish mentality against which Jefferson warned; it’s also one of the most pervasive ones in much of the American citizenry, which explains a lot.
In 2001, when the Bush Administration demanded that the Taliban extradite Osama bin Laden, the Taliban stated that they would hand over bin Laden if Bush presented evidence of bin Laden’s involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Bush Administration would not agree to those terms, and then proceeded to invade Afghanistan. As Jacob Hornberger noted here, that was because Bush had no evidence against bin Laden (more here). And, in this post-9/11 interview, bin Laden denied involvement in 9/11. He may have approved of it after the fact, but, according to that interview he denied involvement. This is why, as absurd as it may sound, especially to those who form their opinions based mostly on emotion and not rational thought, everyone has a right to due process, all human beings who are accused of something. And yes, that’s right, folks, while most informed people will acknowledge that the Iraq war was wrong, morally and practically, and based on lies and propaganda and a waste of time and money, most of all a waste of 5,000 U.S. soldiers’ lives, Afghanistan was also based on a lie. That’s what governments do: they lie, propagandize or fabricate evidence, and manipulate the people’s emotions such as fear to get the people to support the government’s constant craving for constant expansion in its size and power.
As I noted here (that I frequently link to, I know), central planning in national security doesn’t work. Monopolizing a national security program gives the monopolists too much power, and they abuse it. Our national security monopolists have been starting wars of aggression, not of defense, and when they commit acts of aggression against foreigners, as George Herbert Walker Bush did in 1991, they are merely provoking those foreigners to act against us, and that makes us less safe.
The central planning nincompoop gangsters in Washington would not be able to start wars of aggression were they not enabled by the Federal Reserve. Along with the military contractors (the merchants of death) the banks have profited mightily from a century of unnecessary and counter-productive, murderous wars. And central banks make those wars possible, by printing and issuing phony, worthless paper money for the government bureaucrats to play with. The Federal Reserve and other central banks are devaluing currency, causing price inflation and eventually will cause the “apocalypse” that Mac Slavo mentioned at the beginning of this post is predicting.
The way to stop these immoral wars and prevent further economic crises is to end central banking, end the government’s operation of the criminal banking cartel and allow for free, competitive banking under the rule of law, and competing currencies and gold and silver.
And also get the government out of everything else, especially education. The current government-controlled education system is why we have so many people cheering the State in its murder of presumably innocent people (and, in the case of Georgia, people we know to be innocent). The current government-controlled education system is why we have people who don’t understand the concepts of inalienable rights and due process, and why we have Wall Street protesters who will nevertheless vote for Obama next year, despite his being completely bought and paid for by Wall Street.