America: More Than a Failed Dictatorship

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By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor


It is one thing if you can’t ask a kindergarten teacher about world affairs or politics.  In America, you can’t ask members of congress, military leaders or even our president. 

You certainly can’t ask the majority of members of what we still call “the press.”  All you get is silliness, stories that they don’t even know where they come from. 

With few exceptions like Zbigniew Brzezinski’s interview on MSNBC last week, one that gave me an apoplectic moment, American leaders are nuts.


It isn’t as though we didn’t always have plots and secrets.  There were always questions, “Who blew up the USS Maine?” and “Did Roosevelt know about the attack on Pearl Harbour?”


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You can’t attend a history class over 400 level at a good university or turn on the History Channel without being bombarded with revelations about how historical reality differs from the version the public is told.  Generally the reason is that the truth isn’t “patriotic enough.”  We used to laugh when we heard Russia claim they invented the light bulb and telephone.

The Largest Bank Robbery in History

In America, you can pick any period and decide that’s the one, where we became like Russia, that the press quit digging for the truth and started playing “lapdog” to a government that, itself played “lapdog.” 

An easy way to know something is wrong is the “bail outs.”  We are told some sort of businesses that called themselves “banks” began making billions of dollars of their own money and lending it out.

Suddenly the country was filled with billionaires, all this new money when nothing important was invented, a new pocket phone that takes really good pictures, a sandwich maker that drains fat off a frozen chicken breast. 

Suddenly, we are flooded with Rolex watches, Ferraris and Swiss and Cayman banks are overflowing. 

Money that doesn’t exist is invested by “hedge funds” that lose it all and people who should go to jail instead, with one or two exceptions, get trillions of dollars from our government, bankrupting America, because their bizarre criminal scheme is so huge, so pervasive, that admitting it and jailing those responsible would be too upsetting.

Journalists lie about alot of things, lie like dogs, but most write exactly what I wrote.  Check on it.  You can read this in the Wall Street Journal, in the New York Times, anywhere.  It didn’t matter, nobody did anything about it.  If you haven’t read “Ponzi scheme” a hundred times, heard about “banksters” or told of how much was stolen, this time the press tried to tell the story, just nobody was listening.

Why?  The answer is “politics.”

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The criminals were paid off, not jailed, because they have the real people who run America, the staffers who tell the dullards we elect what to do, remind them who is buying the elections, on speed dial.  In fact, most laws, most regulations, even the purchase requirements for everything from the Air Force’s jet tanker fleet to toilet paper are in documents given to “staffers” but written by, well, we don’t know.

Sometimes “front” groups like “public relations agencies” or “think tanks” write these things.  Sometimes it is “associations” like the US Chamber of Commerce or the National Association of Manufacturers.  Almost all the time, suppliers write the “requirements” for what the government needs.

In fact, these groups actually control our budget, deciding what roads are built, even if they go nowhere at all, what weapons are bought, even if they don’t work or aren’t needed.

Who Ended Up With All the Money ?

They even help us decide to start wars.  This is no secret either, it has been in print so many times, said by so many famous people that it is engrained in most people around the world but those who do it are still around, doing it every day and nobody says a word.

We call this “the gravy train” or the “pig trough.”  No one wants to leave the “gravy train” and no pig, and those who run America can’t be called anything else, wants to leave a trough.

Think about this process when you see Marines walking through a poppy field in Afghanistan and are told the Taliban is flying heroin around the world.  The real Taliban doesn’t own a single pickup truck in decent condition, not one with both working steering and brakes anyway.

They fly what?  They bank tens of billions?  The Taliban outlawed banks, thought them “the work of the devil.”  Where do I join?

Lets take a boring moment to talk about foreign affairs.  The term itself is a “con.”  Back during the Cold War, we were told every day that the “Russians” were going to blow us all up and that we had to surround them with bases, hundreds of them all over the world, everywhere in fact.

Big companies built the bases and got rich.  Hangers were built, filled with planes, hundreds of bases, thousands of planes, the Mediterranean was so full of American warships at one time that it wasn’t safe to take a fishing boat out anymore.

Around the world, the ports, Singapore, Manila, Okinawa, Yokohama, Athens, Naples, 50 more, turned into entertainment centers for our traveling military.  In the areas served by the Pacific Fleet alone, one million prostitutes were “stationed” to “service the troops.”  Some “red light districts” were several square miles, Bangkok, Okinawa, Manila (Subic Bay/Clark Field)

This is as close as we ever got to seeing “trickle down” economics actually work, the Reagan economic principle that started America’s decline into catastrophic debt.

The Big Guns - All Lined Up - No One Held Responsible

Before this, America, even with the Cold War, even with over 500,000 troops in Europe and more in Vietnam did ok.  You see, America made things, cars, television sets, telephones, blue jeans, furniture.

Americans also paid taxes, not just factory workers and farmers but corporations paid taxes, rich people paid alot of taxes but they also made money by the ton, more than they would ever be able to spend in a hundred lifetimes.

Mexicans came to America to pick fruit and vegetables every year.  Then they went home.  Americans could use soldering irons, sewing machines, Americans could read blue prints, in fact Americans could do anything and do it better than anyone in the world. 

Detroit Workers From the 1950's - What a Lot of Our Fathers Looked Like

This was called “productivity” and it made for profits, it paid the government’s bills, it paid for our huge Army and Navy, it paid for wars, it sent kids to college, it allowed people to buy cars, buy homes and it began ending poverty, the generations that never recovered from the Great Depression, or the poor of Appalachia and the inner cities.

By today’s standards, the Johnson “war on poverty” cost hardly enough to keep a phony Wall Street bank afloat for a month.

Then some things happened.  “Red China” quit being our enemy.  Nobody ever asked why, we simply woke up one day and “Tricky Dick,” the ‘war monger” had made peace.  It took nothing, all we had to do was ask.

Two decades later, Russia did the same thing.  They woke up one day and decided Communism seemed dumb.  They wanted what we had instead. 

They now have it, somewhat.  Problem is, we don’t anymore, Russia decided to become America and we decided to become Russia.

You see, Russian “Communism” was never real.  It was always about what we call an “oligarchy,” people who take but never give, those who want to be paid but who never work.

Sound familiar?  Sound like Washington or Wall Street?

Russians used to wake up every day to newspapers telling them America was ready to attack, wild conspiracy theories made up by a press that got the “news” from a government bureau that invented it.

Sound familiar?  Sound like America today?

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Let’s talk history, the painlessly oversimplified kind.  Long ago there was talk of the “Reagan revolution.”  The decision was made that democracy, as America had known it, had to end.  Why make things in America when they could be made cheaper overseas?  This increased profits, it was more efficient.

In the process, American workers were supposed to become part of what was called the “service economy.”  This meant trading full benefit jobs that paid enough to buy a new car every three years, money to send kids to college and buy a small house for jobs that paid minimum wage.

Instead of making steel, you could help people find the right size screw driver at a big “home improvement” store.  If your wife worked too, you might be able to survive.

There was an economic concept, sold as conservatism that included these basic tenets:

  1. All manufacturing labor should be performed at the lowest cost, free from labor laws, limitations on pollution, requirements of health and safety, even if performed by children or human slaves.
  2. Unlimited immigration into the US from Mexico and Central America will create a downward spiral of wages while disintegrating the “Johnson Great Society” social welfare system with “extreme overload.”  Subsequent social disintegration is to be answered by streamlining the justice system, massive prison building projects and eventual diminishment of rights of citizen-hood as described by the constitution.  Terror threats, first domestic, then foreign, will provide cover for this systematic destruction of constitutional rights.
  3. All tax burdens are to be removed from corporations and high income individuals.  Social mobility, from “skilled working class” to “middle class” has to end and all but the wealthiest classes have to be “decapitalized.”  This can be done through a series of banking collapses beginning with the “Savings and Loan” crisis and regularly scheduled “pump and dump” collapses of the equity, bond and currency markets.  Eventually real estate itself, after being overcollateralized in banking collapses, will eventually have to be devalued.
  4. “Control of message” has to be spread from tight control of congress, first through the “seniority system” to eventually full control of the electoral process, initially by “soft money” campaign financing followed by legalization of unlimited corporate financing of politics to open rigging  of elections through usurpation of electronic voting controls.  Lines between “the press” and the entertainment industry must be removed and all put under tight control, replacing “investigative reporting” with blind acceptance of government “press releases.”
  5. Accepting that there is no inherent responsibility of government to guarantee the welfare of the people, the very essence of “conservatism,” all power and wealth has to be moved “offshore” under a program of “globalization” while the endless public debt generated by ending revenue generation, the result of “free ride for the rich” tax schemes, open economic looting and the elimination of any middle class “wealth generation” expressed in ownership of securities or real estate, requires a systematic program of covert deception.  This can be done through stressing class envy, racial hatred, religious divisions and regionalization, the creation of two America’s, the “red” and the “blue” states.
    WWII – Poland – Young Sister Finds Older

It isn’t that the public isn’t aware they are being lied to.  Every day one lie, one plot after another is exposed.  The point is not to hide deception but to overwhelm the public with so much deception they no longer care what is true and what isn’t. 

If humans are reduced to scavengers, ideas about justice and morality or any hope for nation building will become secondary.

In such a society, all human progress is then gauged, not by progress, by but the failure of others.  If your neighbor loses his job or home, and you don’t, you are a success.  If a neighbor’s child returns from Afghanistan crippled and maimed while your child is healthy, you are a success.

This is the nature of “conservatism,” or, more aptly described, the ethical consideration of starving rats.

Ten years ago, 3 huge buildings in New York were destroyed.  Two were hit by aircraft we are told.  The other, much stronger, much newer, mysteriously collapsed with almost no damage at all.

It is said the plane meant to hit it crashed elsewhere but the building fell anyway.  Where there was controversy over the two larger buildings, why they would “dissolve” in ways that scientists around the world are incredulous over, thousands of tons of steel turned to dust, molten granite and steel burning for months underground from fairly small fires in the upper stories of the buildings, this third building is inexorable proof.

It is proven it was blown up with explosives and the government chose to lie about it and was caught.  What does this mean?

It can mean anything anyone wishes it to.  It can mean there never was such a thing as Al Qaeda.  It could mean that Saddam Hussein never had weapons of mass destruction and the war fought over that lie was a criminal act.  However, we all accept this last part, it is proven and accepted, long held in fact while other facts, just as true, are denied.

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If Building 7 was destroyed by explosives that could only have been planted with government knowledge, a fact, one not openly disputed but also not openly reported, then the events of 9/11, are all false.

Building Seven Was Next

There were no hijackers.  There was no Al Qaeda.  As with the O.J. Simpson trial, if one fact is a lie, all facts dependent on it are lies. 

If Building 7 was destroyed after months of cutting beams and planting explosives, something now proven, then the other inconsistencies, the missing videos, the tortured “witnesses,” the lies about Iraq and the 10 year war in Afghanistan than has had no effect other than to flood the world with heroin, so cheap our children can buy it like candy, create, not a mosaic of “conspiracy theory” but proof of a government that is no longer American at all.

If America will kill 7000 of its own troops in Iraq over proven lies, accepted as lies by all, then why wouldn’t it kill 3000 on 9/11?  Same decision makers, same ethical concerns, same profit incentive, almost identical acts.

When did we start on this “roller coaster to hell?”

November 22, 1963, when a President was murdered and his killers were allowed to write The Warren Report exonerating themselves?

What do you think the 9/11 Commission Report is?

Every day, something we have always believed is proven false.  TV archeologists tell us they have Jesus’ body in Tel Aviv, in a cardboard box.

Every day, men and women we were told were heroes are exposed as thieves and liars.

We hear this so much, this member of congress is a spy, this one has sex with young boys, this one takes bribes from defense contractors, it goes on forever, we are drowning in it all, so much information, too much information.

We don’t care we are being lied to, most Americans want to die before the end comes, before civil war breaks out, before the starvation begins, before they have to accept the fact that their children will live as slaves because they stayed silent too long.

After Casualties of War - Thousands

Tens of thousands of our young veterans have killed themselves for just these reasons.  They went to war to keep America safe and came back and found America didn’t really exist.

In September, 2011, the Census Bureau announced that 46.2 million Americans live in poverty.    We know the number to be double that.

If you get a pension or salary based on COLA (Cost of Living Allowance) you are told that, over the years, prices in the US have not gone up and your pension, be it Social Security or that of a Disabled Veteran, has stayed the same for years.

What they don’t tell you is that the math used to figure COLA is based on every American buying a new home, a new “worthless” home every month.  So, the money you got when gasoline was $1.95 a gallon and milk cost even less has to live in an imaginary world.

You are told your government paid out $2.7 trillion for military things that it never got, money “misplaced.”

You are told your government paid out $2.3 trillion to bankers who misplaced money in their trust.  Soon afterward, half the money we had just given them they had stolen again.  Thus Bank of America, Wells Fargo and others face “re-collapse,” compounding sin with sin.

The Banksters Printed Their Own Money via Derivatives

We are told your government paid out $4 trillion to fight a ten year war, one we seem to be losing against 19 “Al Qaeda hijackers” who may not have existed in the first place, according to what we can prove about Building 7.

While congress is voting themselves raise after raise, while Washingtonians spend $300 bucks on lunch, real Americans plan their week around how much food and gasoline they can afford.

Our new values?  Is being health when someone else gets cancer?

Is economic security when you haven’t lost our job yet?

Is justice when you aren’t one of the thousands of innocent people in prison or the hundreds of innocent people on “death row?”

I live in Ohio.  Why should I vote? Someone with a laptop simply opens a program, pushes a button and a thousand votes, a million votes, whatever they need, “flipped.” 

The guy who wrote the program died in a plane crash after being threatened by Karl Rove.  Look it up.

The guy who financed it is doing 22 years in prison.  None of it was reported unless you get local papers.  This is how we enjoy “freedom of the press.”

What’s in store for us next?  We will have to wait and see.  Maybe they will come for you, maybe me.  Who knows, just  keep looking out the window.


We share this second photo with our readers because it is a universal image of the tragdey of war. The young Polish sister here you can see looks about nine or ten years old, and barefoot. Her world has changed. She will never be the same. And the same thing is happening to us...NOW. That is our message with this. The photo source had it captioned as a first Polish WWII casualty. We will check with our Polish friends to see if we can find out exactly who she was, if she is still alive, and the whole story. Jim W. Dean


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35 Responses to "America: More Than a Failed Dictatorship"

  1. Bill Blackolive  October 8, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Gordon, So I took a look at corporate news and see this is immense, maybe too much for mere videos. – ?
    One would have to set up in a corner somewhere – meantime I see Naomie Klien is speaking somewhere.
    But whichever way to look, this is too big to leave alone. I agree with you and Mike Ruppert, illicit drug empire is why 911, and ALL THE REST OF IT. What if you guys just came in like paratroopers, Oregon, New York, Sidney and on. ALL ROADS LEAD TO 911. The iron is hot, I am sure you see. Hey, do you like Jesse Ventura? Bring in the macho, appeal to the emotions.

  2. harry putter  October 1, 2011 at 2:45 am

    I think that we’ll see the tinder box go up globally in the next six months. the eurozone will collapse, and the tsunami wave of bank failures here will put another 25 percent of the population out of work. they can’t create money fast enough to cover those bases without zimbabwean consequences, so even the term ‘hyperinflation’ doesn’t cut it.

    what might be the trip trigger is this stuff in NYC. If Bloodbags gets too Caligula like in how he deals with that stuff on Wall Street, and the country implodes like it seems to be doing so much faster now, the caca will indeed impact the rotating blades and it won’t be pepperoni coming out the other side.

    what is needed is for tens of millions to get off their ass, get in their cars, and drive to Washington, D.C. and surround the asshole at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as well as the Capitol Building. then, nothing goes in or out, because even the tunnel exits are known by some of the insiders who will be there.

    the time is to take the country back by surrounding the occupied territory inside the beltway and starving it out. if they order airstrikes or mobilize troops, then they will be guaranteeing the fact that no quarter will be shown from that moment forward. that is the only way to deal with these guys. Surround them, and do exactly what people in Reykjavik did. Either they leave, or they starve to death. their choice.

    and if they kill people for showing up, they’ll be hanged without trials for that. where they are caught.

  3. 60sstreetpunk  September 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

    barras and Rechstein and all commenting–millions living in a form of isolation watching as the self anointed elites dismantle decent living but something will eventually erupt
    we all seem to share the same feelings

  4. dirt  September 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

    They can’t kill us all.

  5. dirt  September 29, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I agree Bob, but, money doesn’t really exist. It’s about using a contrived reality as control. No one is worth billions. It’s just that we honor and pledge that we believe someone has billions of dollars. Bankers know all too well that their personal bank accounts are fake, based on fake information. It’s about control. Take a bankers money away, he prints more the next day, except he’ll print more and take steps so that you’ll never question him again. Like sending your son to war. Taking your home. Putting you in prison. Or inventing laws based on fake facts that will assure your voice and opposition to his fake power dissapear forever.

  6. dirt  September 29, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Doesn’t matter Stevor. You rode the wave that brought the asshole to the party and now act like you don’t know him.

  7. barras  September 29, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I have full faith in the people of the United States to have the ability and persistence to free the prisoners, rescue the children and spread the truth.

  8. barras  September 29, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Gordon is doing a good job of documenting the situation in a way that is understandable to anyone. So many of us, in the process of unraveling the mystery, find it difficult to communicate the immensity of the deceit. One learns to live in a sort of isolation, hopefully, though, only for a little while longer.

    There are so many pressing needs…freeing the prisoners, exposing the true history, rescuing the children, collecting the evidence, filing lawsuits, replacing personnel, literally a million tasks…but there are so many competent and caring people to do these jobs, that I see success.

  9. Bob Loblaw Jr  September 29, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Communism was nothing but a front for an oligarchy of bankers who wanted to destroy the Russian Empire because they figured it threatened their hegemony of the far east.. China and India. But they also wanted to destroy Germany as well so they cooked up a clever scheme. Anybody who ever drank lots in bars knows how it works: it’s called “let’s you and him fight”. Broads do it all the time.

    Now the bankers are after destroying America, but instead of the front of communism they decided to switch over to the front of conservatism. So.. pretending to be conservatives they have wrought the destruction of America to the benefit of nobody except the damn bankers.

    Bankerism isn’t “capitalism”. We let the damn bankers strangle capitalism. The pols gave trillions to the bankers, supposedly to provide loans for Mom’n’Pop American grassroots capitalists to maintain their businesses. Instead, the damn bankers are just sitting on the money or using it for speculation in the same risky derivatives that caused the crash in the first place! Why? Because the bankers win anyway when losses occur. They lose billions.. their stooges in DC give them trillions. They take a rake off, build estates in foreign climes, ship the money offshore, loan it to foreign banks.. but not a dime for Main Street America!

  10. Dianne  September 29, 2011 at 7:13 am

    You have written about the American reality well. Would that many would remove their blinders and realize that they need to wake up. Some still go on believing that their “party” will save America and rebuff any attempt to educate them.

  11. Snarf  September 29, 2011 at 5:21 am

    When you get people like me reading your work you know a tipping point has occurred. I until only a few years ago would have disregarded this as spurious lunacy, “crazy talk”. I’m now tuned in, but I begin to feel overwhelmed, powerless.
    “The point is not to hide deception but to overwhelm the public with so much deception they no longer care what is true and what isn’t. “-GD
    I still care, now more than ever, but am not sure what those of us who have had our collective conscience awakened can do short of violence.

  12. Soap Box  September 28, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Great write Gordon; thank you.

  13. foo  September 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    @ Mark Are

    “Why is it that my right hand index finger keeps twitching so often the way it does?”

    Probably because it “scopes” that the powerful never give up their power voluntarily.

  14. Dave  September 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    here it is Republica V. Sween 1 Dallas. US Corp.

  15. Joe in San Francisco  September 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I saw that too & almost fell out of my chair laughing. Since having my eyes opened a few months ago, I’ve learned that Al Qaeda was just a database of what were basically subcontractors for the CIA. So, I suspect that this is about as meaningless as any of the other disinformation being disseminated. In a few weeks this will be showing up as footnotes to articles “proving” how our government could not have been responsible for 9/11. Remember how Cheney did the job on WMD and the “smoking gun”? He leaked a story to the New York Times, I believe, then went on the Sunday talk shows referring to the NYT story!

  16. bargain bob  September 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Some would call that “antisemitism”..

  17. Earlaiman  September 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    A rather thorough summary of what America has become.

    You left out Olongapo. Some of the finest girls in the Pacific Theater.

    And, in the 1950’s photo of Detroit workers…, my Dad was a 1950’s Automobile worker in Detroit….a steam-fitter at Chevy Gear and Axle and he had a black pipe-fitter’s assistant assigned to work with him.

    “For a n____er, he was a pretty good plumber,” he said.

    You don’t have a black Auto-worker in your photo.

  18. Dave  September 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Gordon: Thumbs Up , great article, ” Legislative Forgery” has been around for a long time.

  19. Dave  September 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    No Doubt, in all of your statements, some are even backed up by ” Credible Evi-Dence”.

  20. Dan  September 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    In Texas, of the 279,000 jobs created from just before the recession to now (2Q07 – 2Q11), 225,000 went to Mexican immigrants. These were both legals and illegals, but 93% of them were not American citizens. That’s the Perry jobs miracle.

    This is going on all over this country, and there’s obviously a lot more going on than businesses looking for cheap labor. Obama and other mouthpieces for the elite like Perry continually push for open borders and amnesty, which virtually guarantees young inner-city blacks will never find a decent job, and this policy will inexorably cause the standard of living for all but the elites to diminish.

    This method of destroying the expectations of the working man and turning him into a slave to the elites, who withdraw and then satisfy needs as a tool of repression, goes back two centuries. The new elite in this country, which has been consolidating its power over the past three decades, will do to Americans what similarly minded men did to the Russians in the last century without blinking an eye.

  21. J. R.  September 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    The US government, IRS, and most of the other federal agencies are CORPORATIONS, set up in one of the states. I believe the US Corporation is in the state of Delaware. The STATES can SHUT THEM DOWN.

  22. J. R.  September 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Over time I’ve finally realized that a big part of our problems are coming from the Harvard politicians and their secret societies, who’ve been taught they are “better” than the common folk, and the judges coming out of Yale who are taught to make up the LAW as they go, to set new precedents on which future law is based. This is a perverse corruption of the RULE OF LAW. The Federal judges are even worse — to hell with the states and their citizens, we’ll rule however we please! The Supreme Court is also corrupt.

    Corruption in America started with the FEDERAL RESERVE ACT OF 1913. The 13 mostly European Zionist families who OWN the Non-Federal Reserve murdered JFK, Lincoln and several other presidents in order to INSURE that act was not REVOKED, as it should have been LONG ago. Under the constitution, only TREASURY is permitted to print the money supply (withOUT interest). The greedy European banksters and Rockefeller (owners of the FED) financed both sides of the War Between the States, Hitler and every other war. The ENTIRE federal deficit is owed to them since they charge us pennies on every dollar printed plus compound interest over all these years. Andrew Jackson fought them tooth and nail. Lincoln and Kennedy started printing Treasury dollars again, AS REQUIRED BY THE CONSTITUTION, but they were murdered.

    The Federal Reserve is the biggest enemy to Americans than any other single thing. THIS LEECH MUST BE REMOVED FROM OUR COUNTRY. The second biggest enemy are the Israeli zionists running the Federal government at the highest levels of EVERY federal agency, which most Americans are oblivious to. Every one of these federal agencies are now corrupt and running rampantly out of control, from the SEC, DHS, IRS, FDA, DOJ, FBI, DEA, ATF (Gunrunner), Dept of Education, Dept of Energy “losing” nuclear material being exported out of the Houston port. I contend the entire federal government needs to be shut down and our money kept at the STATE level.

  23. harry putter  September 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    hey, even most gangsters have some moral code, dude. pfffft!!!!

  24. wallytron  September 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    No comment until the time limit is up.

  25. Tom Valentine  September 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Among many good lines in this piece is this: “Tens of thousands of our young veterans have killed themselves for just these reasons. They went to war to keep America safe and came back and found America didn’t really exist.”

    Outstanding! .Ohio cong. John Ashbrook spoke out against the emerging Neocons in early 90s; how did he die at age 53? If Ron Paul’s notion of getting the hell out of UN gets any traction, he’s a goner. Read Betty J. Mills (Google it)

  26. Brian  September 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Speaking of staffers and their influence on our government and our lives, from an article titled WHO’S ‘SPEWING VENOM’ – HELEN THOMAS OR WORLDNETDAILY?
    A Rev. Ted Pike article:

    In Mearsheimer and Walt’s Israel Lobby, former AIPAC head Morris Amitay states that lower level Congressional staffers are also a source of Jewish power in Washington DC. He says, “there are a lot of guys at the working level up here [Capitol Hill] who happen to be Jewish, who are willing … to look at certain issues in terms of their Jewishness … These are all guys who are in a position to make the decision in these areas for those senators … You can get an awful lot done just at the staff level.”

    AIPAC itself is one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington and is known as an unstoppable force in defeating candidates critical of Israel and rewarding its supporters. Former Democrat Senator Ernest Hollings said, “you can’t have an Israeli policy other than what AIPAC gives you around here.”

  27. GohBokhor  September 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    The more tangled this web gets, the more visible it will be in the sunlight 😉

  28. GohBokhor  September 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Two quotes:

    “The key to existence is to live without fear.” -Buddha

    “Our problems are man-made; therefore, they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. Man’s reason and spirit have often solved the seemingly unsolvable, and we believe they can do it again.” -The Last GENUINE American President, John F. Kennedy, at American University, 1963 (my favorite speech of all time).

  29. GohBokhor  September 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    History is quite resourceful for guidance as to how one can beat a superior enemy, from Sun Tzu to rag-tag resistance militias like Hezbollah in near-present day. As you said, you may just need to target the lynch pin – don’t pick the fruit of the tree, destroy the root and eliminate the whole at once, to create the proper momentum for a mass American revelation. And of course, this analogy is suitable, as this is a tree, or a magical bean stalk, they’ve basically planted here.

    This problem, like many others, is definitely surmountable. We must examine history, learn from others’ mistakes, and annihilate the enemy accordingly. And there is nothing wrong with using fire to fight fire for the side of good. In fact, it may be a good idea to put the enemy on the back foot for once.

    Am I looking out the window? I don’t even turn my back on mirrors.

  30. johng  September 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    The sacrifice of our Vietnam Veterans was underminded by the Communist American Media and their Hollywood counterparts. WW1 and WW2 were promoted as “righteous wars” by the media because we were on the side of Communism. Vietnam was propagated as an “unjust” war by the media because we were against the side of Communism!

  31. johng  September 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    What is patriotism today? A check in the mail you’re not sweating for? Your $8.00 an hour job that you haven’t lost YET? Or is it the freedom you lost in the name of The Patriot Act?

  32. 60sstreetpunk  September 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Well said.
    Millions of Americans with ancestors here for over a hundred years can’t get work but elites -US ruling class, etc- bring in tens of thousands from Somalia and similar amounts from many other countries last year. We have loss of traditions, unaffordable colleges/ dental care/ medical care/ homes, rents. Maybe some day the people will wise up and figure out that these few handfuls of “elites” can be removed. And maybe some day people can work for themselves and their communities and have no need for corporations.
    58,000 dead in Vietnam- so many good citizens; perhaps better that they did not see what has gone on.
    Some of us knew that “hope” stuff in last Presidential election was all a big bunch of garbage.

  33. johng  September 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    So well done Gordon, and also so very true, thank you.

  34. Truth Seeker  September 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Just when you thought the Media could not get funnier…

    Straight from the UK:

    Al-Qaeda warns Ahmadinejad to stop denying 9/11

    Al-Qaeda has joined America in warning Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against spreading September 11 conspiracy theories.

  35. stevor  September 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Too often people equate ALL of Americans with the how our “government” is (you used, “we”). Yes, our government is a gangster group, but I find the vast majority of people to not be so.

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