• History Repeats Itself?

    HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF?

    Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller, replying to questions on the atrocities of the concentration camps, at a press conference in Naples, Italy, and confirming that he actually had written a widely publicized letter from such a camp, early in the war, to be permitted to serve in the military (June 5, 1945)[/caption]Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller, replying to questions on the atrocities of the concentration camps, at a press conference in Naples, Italy, and confirming that he actually had written a widely publicized letter from such a camp, early in the war, to be permitted to serve in the military (June 5, 1945)[/caption]Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller, replying to questions…

  • The “Birther” Movement

    THE “BIRTHER” MOVEMENT

    The issue of the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama hold the office of President of the United States has euphemistically become known as the “Birther” Movement, coined by those in the Mainstream Media and their ilk who take pleasure in deriding so-called “conspiracy theorists.” I had previously thought it extremely odd that Obama’s VERY FIRST official act as President was to issue Executive Order No. 13489, sealing his records from public view.  Primarily directed at the National Archives, it is also carefully crafted to include other records.  I was inclined to agree with radio talk show host and friend Michael Rivero of whatreallyhappened.com fame and defer to his judgment, since…

  • Incrementalism

    INCREMENTALISM

    In my presentations I often refer to the term “incrementalism,” so I thought I would take a moment and explain how it applies to your lives insofar as to governmental encroachment, particularly as it pertains to the continuous assault of your liberties.  I also sometimes call this “self-perpetuating bureaucracy” when I refer to how the various governmental agencies expand upon their powers with administrative regulations. This is a very worrisome doctrine to me, particularly in the fascist/corporatocracy into which the United States government has turned.  The underhanded, dirty-dealing politicians in the Congress just continue to pander to special interests, all while you lose your liberties. How and where will it…

  • “Crony Capitalism”

    “CRONY CAPITALISM”

    cap-i-tal kæp-i-tl  [kap-i-tl] –adjective pertaining to financial capital: capital stock. principal; highly important: This guide offers suggestions of capital interest to travelers. chief, especially as being the official seat of government of a country, state, etc.: the capital city of France. Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English;  (adj.) (Anglo-French ).  Latin capitlis of the head ( capit-,  stem of caput  head, + -lis -al); (noun).  Medieval Latin capitle wealth, noun use of neuter of capitlis (adj.) —Synonyms 1.  principal, investment, assets, stock. 2.  prime, primary, first. The adjectives capital, chief, major, principal  apply to a main or leading representative of a kind. Capital  may mean larger or more prominent; it may also…

  • Alan Watt

    Alternative media broadcaster and author Alan Watt is an enigma.  He comes off as a very “odd duck” to me, and others, I am without a doubt certain.  A recluse living in a remote area of Canada, Watt, with his thick Scottish brogue, gives the impression that he is of dubious mental health, to my way of thinking, at least. The fact that Watt appears with regularity on the Alex Jones Show also makes me highly suspicious of Watt.   Watt is a host on John Stadtmiller’s Republic Broadcasting Network (RBN), a rival network of Jones’ network, Ted Anderson’s Genesis Communications Network (GCN), and, not unlike the very few others…

  • “Occupy Wall Street”

    “OCCUPY WALL STREET”

    For over a week now, I have been following the so-called “Occupy Wall Street” activities and am now ready to opine on the situation. As you know, I am very dubious of any an all “patriot-” or liberty-” oriented persons and organizations or quasi-organizations, particularly when they are dubbed as “grassroots organizations” or other, similar monikers by either mainstream or alternative media outlets.  I believe that my skepticism is well-founded, particularly in the instant case.  Here’s why: The initial total blackout of the event(s) by the government controlled, corporate operated media in the United States did not make me suspicious.  In fact, it made me stop and think that perhaps…

  • Our Abusive Police

      I recently watched the June 6, 2011 videos of police tackling citizens who were dancing in the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., so I was moved to comment on how abusive that Law Enforcement has come over the past several decades.  In case you haven’t seen it, here it is: Click to Watch the Capital Park Police Abuse Dancers Click to Watch the Capital Park Police Bully Dancers I must preface this rant by saying that the main protagonist of this incident is someone who calls himself Adam Kokesh and has a program on the television network Russia Today entitled Adam vs. The Man, accompanied by the organization known…

  • How the Government Controls YOU!

    HOW THE GOVERNMENT CONTROLS YOU!

    “Divide and Rule” and “Divide and Conquer” Almost since its inception the United States Federal Government has sought to control us by the the old tried and true method of “Divide and Rule,” oftentimes referred to as “Divide and Conquer,” from the Latin divide et impera. For the purposes of this rant, I will simply refer to it as “Divide and Conquer.” Earliest Uses of Divide and Conquer Among the first uses were recorded by historian Flavius Josephus in 169-170 A.D. when he reported on the parting of the Jewish nation into five conventions by Gabinius.  It was also utilized by French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and Roman Emperor Julius Caesar.…

  • Blood and Gore and Enron… Oh my!

    BLOOD AND GORE AND ENRON… OH MY!

    Al Gore, who hilariously once claimed to have invented the Internet, now denies— in the face of powerful evidence to the contrary— that he is in a position to make an immense fortune from global warming mitigation efforts. Ian Wilhelm, a Chronicle of Philanthropy reporter, asked the private equity firm Generation Investment Management, LLP (GIM) to respond to accusations that Al Gore, David Blood, et al., were profiting from the trading of carbon credits. Goreb’s non-profit Alliance for Climate Protection plans to spend $300 million on an advertising campaign aimed at convincing the American public that they urgently need to embrace (economy-crippling) controls on carbon emissions and press politicians to…

  • Money

    I previously wrote a rant on the United States Dollar, but this rant is about the more generic term, money. Money can include the U.S. Dollar, the Canadian Looney, the Mexican Peso, any other currency or coinage, or, for that matter, anything that is recognized by at least two people as a medium of exchange for goods and/or services. Having said that, for most of us, the question of where money comes from brings to mind pictures of the Mint stamping coins and the Bureau of Engraving printing bills. Money, most of us believe, is created by the government. This is true, but only to a point. Those metal and…