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Businessman Screwed

 

It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.  Frédéric Bastiat

Read the article and watch the great John Oliver describe how “We the People” have become targets of the thieves that manage our cities and keep us “safe”.

How Municipalities and Police screw you from Liberty Blitzkrieg’s Michael Krieger

And while I do not have a lot of respect for the Washington Post, they had a very good 6 part video report calling for the end of asset forfeiture by thieves we call police, judges and magistrates.

Part 1 here

 

 

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Depriving the state of its money will be necessary to stop its tyranny

 

One of the possible collapse scenarios is that the government may move to an electronic currency once the dollar is no longer viable.  Electronic currency would force everyone to transact all exchanges through nationalized banks.  One writer surmises the following…

As the US dollar is a fiat currency and is on the ropes, the US (and any other country that is using the dollar as its primary currency when the time comes) will experience a currency emergency at the street level that will be unprecedented.

The big question that is generally not being discussed is: The day after the crash (and thereafter), what will be the currency that is used to buy a bag of groceries, a tank of petrol, a meal at a restaurant? Certainly, the need will be immediate and will be on a national level in each impacted country, affecting everyone.

And Then…

I have discussed for some time that the US will be prepared ahead of time with a new, electronic currency. This will serve three purposes:

  1. It will allow the US government to blame paper currencies for the crash, in order to distract the public from recognizing that the government itself is the culprit.
  1. It will allow the US government to create a currency system that disallows the holding of trade-able currency by the population—that is, a debit card would be created by banks through which all transactions must pass, assuring that all transactions are processed by (and thereby subject to the control of) a bank.
  1. It will allow the US government to have knowledge of every penny earned and spent by any individual or organization, allowing for direct-debit income taxation.

If the US does institute such a system, US citizens will then become the most economically controlled people in the world, overnight.

It’s likely that a black-market system would spontaneously be created by US citizens in order to bypass the new government system. A portion of daily trade would occur under the table. It would unquestionably be made illegal, and we can only speculate as to how prevalent it would become: 10% of all transactions? 30%? Anyone’s guess. Certainly, the government would crack down, and penalties might become severe.

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This sounds like the closest thing to the “mark of the beast”.  So what about ID chips?  To invasive.  Evil is usually more subtle.  UPC codes?  Came and went.  Nothing to see here.  However, almost everyone uses plastic.  Removing paper from the equation will ensure complete IRS control over spending and spying.  The biblical beast always refers to an empire which the “United States of Dollar Hegemony” qualifies.  Also the Mark of the Beast is needed for buying and selling, i.e., all transactions.  I really think it a prophetic metaphor.   The “666” thing is the tower of Babel and 1 Samuel 8 revisited.  Six is the number of man with 3 sixes being man making himself god.  Man can really only do this through empire so the State becomes “God” bequeathing itself the right to regulate, control, oppress and enslave its subjects.

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The black market will be the only free-market with a working price-discovery mechanism.  By this time, all the savings, pensions, and items of value will have been confiscated by bail-ins, asset forfeiture or some other means of plunder necessary to re-capitalize the government.  I have relatives who are very well off by most standards but because they refuse to see the situation for what it is and believe the propaganda endlessly spewing forth from the government controlled media (yes I wear tin foil hats) the collapse will take them by surprise and appear quite sudden.  The government will take all paper savings and try to role over all the common man’s debt into the new paradigm to ensure that you can still be controlled, milked and if need be, slaughtered.

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At this point the only option short of armed conflict will be to bring down all electronic systems used for banking and spying.  After all, putting a bullet into an ATM (which if the currency is all electronic won’t be needed and really hurts the people making cash transactions more then the bank) or a security camera or license plate reader or cell tower dish is better than through the head of some federal official who may be clueless but is simply doing his job.

There may be other ways of resistance to federal tyranny but certainly the most ineffective way has been voting.  Voting has done nothing to deprive the federal monster from its funding.  And funding must be the thing aimed at.  The government must be deprived of funding as much as possible or its constitution defying illegal actions will only increase and its appetite for power will continue with its rapacious consumption of freedom.  If it is not deprived of money it cannot be stopped.

 

 

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By now many of you have heard of the 11 year old boy who was suspended from school for a year because he had a Japanese maple leaf in his backpack which he brought to prison, I mean, to school. Apparently, the “well educated” staff reacted in accordance with the zero tolerance policies that are in place all over the Virginia commonwealth (and the US). The enforcement of these moronic policies falls to school administrators that our institutions of higher learning has successfully lobotomized the common sense and wisdom portions of their brains.   There is much that could be said about the incident such as HERE and HERE, but it seems as if two obvious and ominous possibilities exist.

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  1. The bureaucrats in charge of our public school systems are mindless drones that need strict policy guidelines that they can reflexively obey.  Even though they are among the most highly educated among us, often considering themselves somewhat elite, they have no ability to differentiate because truth, fiction, hear-say, unsubstantiated accusations, and do not engage in independent thought and do not know how to apply any kind of common sense.  Thus our public schools are run by over educated morons.  So do yourself a favor and save your kid from such “schools”.
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  2. Or they know exactly what they are doing.  The objective of zero tolerance policies is to inculcate in children a fear and questioning obedience to the rules and policies of the state.  The are intentionally using these kind of policies as part of a larger effort to produce a society of lemming and compliant surfs to do the bidding of our all-wise overlords.

Even though the school bureaucracy acted like completely moronic lemmings and the sheriff’s department did their best to look like mindless drones, the family is forced to pay for lawyers and negotiate with the school administrative staff to get their kid back into school.  Instead they should receive a written public apology from the school and sheriff’s department.  All bureaucrats and prosecutors involved should be fired immediately.  And the Virginia Dept. of Education and every politician who voted to implement such policies should be sued.  Alas, the world is not perfect.

No doubt that they have passed laws and rules so generic as to cover any contingency such as “look-alike” drugs.  The defense will be the same as in NAZI Germany, “it was legal”.

An additional sad and disgusting note.  After reading the story one finds that these jerks from the school board and Sheriff’s office knew they were wrong and tried to delay, conceal and stonewall the plain truth of the matter.  One of the serious problems of our society if that people no longer care about what is true.  They care only about following policy rather than applying common sense, conviction statistics rather than justice, prefer intimidation over freedom and ideology over truth.  But what should one expect when truth becomes relative?

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Also a favorite quote of Thomas Jefferson

Also a favorite quote of Thomas Jefferson

Modern Dictionary definition of Patriotism was not the Patriotism of the founding fathers

The modern definition of patriotism is closely associated with nationalism.  For instance…

  • Patriotism is, generally speaking, cultural attachment to one’s homeland or devotion to one’s country, although interpretations of the term vary with context, geography and political ideology. It is a set of concepts closely related to those of nationalism.” – Wikipedia
  • Patriotism is love and support of your country.  An example of patriotism is waving the flag proudly on your home.  – Yourdictionary.com
  • Love and loyal or zealous support of one’s country – Yourdictionary.com
  • Love that people feel for their country – merriam-webster.com dictionary

Nationalism can be perverted into Aryan Supremacy and global conquest such as in Nazi Germany.  It can also cause common people to lay their lives down to repel invaders even in a horribly repressive place as Stalinist Russia.   But protecting one’s country from invaders is only one aspect of patriotism.

These definitions do not fit what patriotism meant to our founding fathers.   For they were at war with their mother country long before the establishment of their own.  The country came into existence after the “cause”, not before it.   That “cause” was rooted in ideas of liberty and freedom that gave birth to a country.  These ideals motivated and compelled the founders to put their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor at risk.  It was their loyalty to a set of principles and ideals, adherence to which was tested in places like Valley Forge, that separated the true patriot from the summer soldier.

It was these ideas that defined what patriotism looked like to them.  What are those ideas?  They laid them out for us as clearly as they could in our Declaration of Independence.  Some of which were all men are created equal.  They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.  Rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness were spelled out.  Freedom and protection of private property were necessary for human beings to flourish, they were not the creation of, nor did they emanate from government.  The Constitution was to shackle government, that is, place severe limits on its scope and size.  It’s role was to be limited to protecting the peace and preserving these liberties.  Limited government was necessary for the pursuit of happiness.  They understood that government was always the potential source for tyranny, and really the only source.   So they made every effort to make sure the government was to rule by the consent of the governed. The Declaration of Independence also made it clear that it was the right of a free people to rid themselves of a government that becomes destructive of those ends.

Gadsden2These are some of the primary ideals that, for them, defined patriotism.  It was not waving the flag and going to war for your country.  In fact they warning against foreign entanglements lest we could be dragged int endless wars like Europe.  The founders saw the necessity for endless opposition to tyranny in all its forms.

As Benjamin Franklin’s proposed national motto stated Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God”, or Thomas Jefferson’s “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”  Or Thomas Paine’s “Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.” Or the words of Patrick Henry “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

Modern Dictionary definition of Patriotism useful to Tyrants

With that context we can now answer the question as to why the modern definition of patriotism is so underwhelming, so dumbed down, and so suitable for use by tyrants.  For if it is merely love, loyalty, or zeal for country then protection of homeland becomes more important than liberty, property, freedom.  And since it falls to the government to protect the homeland, it follows that the government is the most important entity.   Indeed, government wants you to believe it is synonymous with country.  Thus the government must continue at the expense of everything and everyone else because to oppose government is to oppose country.  The modern patriot will yield all freedoms to oppressor for sake of “country”.  They will live under brutality, fear and enslavement if needed to sustain a country’s government.  Such intellectually vapid definitions of patriotism bereft of the founders principles make people more pliable and manipulation easier.  People are much more likely to do their “duty” when principles are taken out of the equation because principles, when present, are used as a standard against which actions and motives can be compared.

The Ideals of Patriotism a Standard

The ideals laid down in our founding and governing documents (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights) were meant to guide the actions of men and measure the legitimacy of government.  So it can be safely  said that…

John McCain and ISIS

John McCain and ISIS

When ever a politician or judge or professor or soldier or bureaucrat seeks to serve “country” by maintaining the power of the state or to expand its reach, they are promoting the very opposite of the founder’s intentions and against the purposes of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and against the reason for this nation’s founding.  They become the agents of tyranny masquerading as patriots.  They may answer the call of government to wage war and sacrifice their time, money and even life, and in all sincerity believe their service is noble and yet be promoters of treason and tyranny. That does not mean the do not love this “country”.  For they could be ignorant of it’s founding principles.  They may have confused “country” with “government”.   Or they could actually be opposed to limited government (subversives) and seeking the expansion of the state thus promoting tyranny.  I believe central planners, much of the bureaucracy, the bankers, and most politicians and the corporations that government depends upon belong to this later category.

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When ever a politician or judge or professor or soldier or bureaucrat seeks to limit the expansion of the government and curtail its reach and trim its jurisdiction, seeking to confine government to its original scope and mandate, they are promoting the principles enshrined in the Constitution and assisting the cause of liberty.  These are the true patriots.

I think this is the only real and valid definition of patriotism for an American.  Good intentions, sincerity, dedication and loyalty do not determine truth and were not the principles of the founders and were not the reason for the nation’s existence.  Love for the ideals and principles of liberty must supersede nationalism or Americans are no different then the Nazi or the Stalinist.

Patriot or Treason?

So while many may think they are patriots because they love this country and have fought wars on behalf of government, they may actively be promoting the very opposite goals of the founders and their actions are against the constitution and the freedom of its people.  While they glow with the feelings of loyalty, they mistakenly work tirelessly on behalf of expanding the capacity of the federal government to enslave the citizen.  They have been duped into believing that service to government is service to country.  Because they believe they are serving their country they are the most dangerous and effective tool of federal tyranny.  Because they believe their cause is noble and the see themselves as protecting the security and general welfare of the people, they become the architects of oppression.

Constitutional Conservative or Neo-Con?

Constitutional Conservative or Neo-Con?

I believe the true patriot are not the right wing war-mongers and neo-cons attempting to maintain and spread the american empire.

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Nor are they the socialist left believing they can achieve utopia by litigation and the force of government.

People promoting the strength and expansion of the federal government are committing acts of treason.  They may love this country but to obey government when it opposes the founding principles is not love of country but love of government and thus service to tyrants.   It is to encourage oppression of the citizens and it is destructive to their liberty.  It is to work for the enslavement of its people and it is opposition to the intentions of the founders and the undoing of the constitution.

People promoting the ideals of the founders are patriots and for an “American”, nothing else.

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People protest outside a tax office in central Athens against auctions of homes ,high taxes and foreclosures in February 2014.

The policy of collectivist governments and central planners, be they democratically elected politicos, petty tyrants, or imperial despots, is the same.  Control of resources which primarily means people.  Not food, not oil, not iron ore, but people.  People grow the food, run the machinery that drills the oil, and they mine for ore.

But the life styles of government bureaucrats, our political overlords and the elitists among us is not free or cheap.  It is very expensive.  It is expensive to buy votes (welfare), run a police state (surveillance, arrest, terrorize, jail, maintain a domestic standing army, pay for pensions and benefits), pay the ever increasing bureaucracy (pensions, benefits), run propaganda centers (public education).  And when things get really bad, there is always war.

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Behind all this government activity are the banks, always ready to fund any enterprise with currency that is printed up or given to them (deposited) by the ignorant masses and then leveraged up (fractional reserve banking).  Like the government, the banks have no resources of their own.  So they must pass laws forcing citizens to do all transactions with government approved legal tender (excluding black market activities).

So what resources do the banks control, particularly the FED and its member banks (this applies to any central bank)?  Again, it is you.  Banks control you by directly loaning your money back to you at interest and indirectly through taxation.  Make no mistake, taxation is for the banks, not for roads and bridges, not for judges and the military.  Taxes help keep the over leveraged insolvent banks alive because taxes pay for all that interest that the governments owes that bank on all those loans it had to take out to cover the state’s immense budget shortfalls.

Before the FED, we had no income tax.  It was only when the FED and the IRS came into existence (both just before Christmas 1913) that true american socialism was able to get the needed funding for the collectivist central planning sociopaths we today call politicians.  That funding via central bank bond purchases has allowed the state to expand and control education, the welfare state, engage in wasteful public works and wage war.

Businessman Screwed

So it comes as no surprise that the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and Greece’s other creditors (primarily German and French banks) want the new Greek government to put the screws on the people to pay for taxes owed the government.  Really?  No, they want the government to extract back tax debt and tax the “underground” economy so the government can make payment to the creditors.  Of course they do.

“Greeks consider taxes as theft,” said Aristides Hatzis, an associate professor of law and economics at the University of Athens. “Normally taxes are considered the price you have to pay for a just state, but this is not accepted by the Greek mentality.”

The IMF wants Syriza to crack down on tax evasion.  Never mind that the EU with the help of Goldman-Sachs tinkered with the books to get Greece into the EU.  People say that Greece should never have been allowed in.  But the EU had to allow them in as Greece sits at the crossroads of East and West, between Russia and NATO and the Middle East.  So the ECB (European Central Bank) lent a boat load of money to a country they knew was a huge credit risk.  The stupid Greek governments built up and expanded the public sector with salaries and pensions and vacations and early retirements (54) so that most of the country had to suck from the government tit.  They became quite used to being dependent.  The crisis is now upon them because their own government cannot keep its promises and the predatory lenders are wanting their interest or wanting the Greek government to have a “fire” sale on all Greek assets and reduce the people to the status of feudal serfs.

Same game plan for the United States by the way.

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