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One major news story making its way around Washington DC is that the Trump administration is going to cut federal work pension benefits going forward because their benefits have become unaffordable, i.e., the government is going broke.

Local congressional buffoon Gerald Connolly says Trump’s efforts to alter or reduce government workers benefits shows a lack of appreciation for their contribution and diminishes the value of their work on behalf of society.

Apologist of parasites

Go course, Connolly fails to distinguish between society and government.  Not surprisingly, most of the people who elected this political toady are government bureaucrats.  And not surprisingly, bureaucrats want to believe that service to government is service to country.  But our founding fathers did not share such a simplistic and homogenized view of the matter.

“Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.”  Thomas Paine

 

However, Connolly and his ilk are just big government socialists, collectivists, and elitists.  Their ideas always spiral into the same historical abyss.  Government plunder, oppression, war, enslavement, death.  Occasionally they may protect home and country, but in the long ruin they do not preserve society, the destroy it.

Service to government is not service to society.  Society, in every age, always becomes the object of government plunder.  The people who run the agencies and apparatus of government depend upon taking by force, the resources accumulated by others.  These bureaucrats support this active theft while claiming service and sacrifice for the common welfare and the common good.  Government then doubles down by employing the “intellectual” and “chattering” classes to spew out rationale and justifications so liberties can be diminished, the boundaries of our freedoms can be constricted and government plunder can be concealed behind the veneer of morality.

“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.”  Patrick Henry

Rule of law, once a blessing, becomes an instrument of plunder and is used to protect the thieves from the people they plunder, people that make up the bulk of society.

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

In ancient Israel, Jesus ran into the same perversion of law.  The ruling teachers became more concerned with following the traditions of the elders and the commandments of men, leaving no place for justice, mercy and faithfulness, the very things that the law was to ensure.  He saw them obsess about small nit-picky rituals but neglect these weightier matters, hence they “strain out a gnat but swallow a camel”.

The rulers of his day, just like our government, divorced the purpose of law from its ritualistic and legalistic implementation.  Once purpose if forgotten, the law can be twisted into any shape the government wishes and used for any purpose government wishes.  Just another step to tyranny and democide.

Most estimates are higher (240-260 million).

 

Calling government bureaucrats “workers” or “employees” instead of parasites seems incorrect to me.  Government, not terrorists, are society’s biggest threat.

 

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A thoughtful article from Charles Hugh Smith continues documenting the destruction of our liberties by the current incarnation of the “money trust”. Every point can be carefully reflected upon, pondered to greater depth, and documented further.

 

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On the way home yesterday I was listening to the local talk radio program on WMAL (Washington, DC).  They were discussing Rand Paul’s filibuster of the “Patriot Act”.  For those who do not know, Paul is against renewing it, wants to see it’s funding stripped and its scope curtailed if not abolished altogether.

The people calling in (usually an assortment of conservatives or neo-cons) made points both for and against Paul’s actions.  The majority “stood with Paul” but there was a good mix.  Being that I do not have a cell phone (I’m dinosaurian) I could not call in.  So I was waiting to hear if anyone would be making any point remotely discussing the elephant in the room.  At least to me it is certainly THEE elephant.

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Nope, no such luck.  I expected as much.  The people in the DC area, while many are struggling, are used to money pouring into this area so hard times here are not hard enough for most.  After all, the federal government rapes and plunders the rest of the country to maintain the huge and ever growing bureaucracy needed to control the rest of us.

So hear goes, as I see it.

I stand with Paul, but not for the reasons mentioned on the show by the host or the listeners.  Yes, the government is to big.  Yes, the Patriot Act and the powers and funding it gives to DHS, the NSA and its satellite agencies is excessive, unconstitutional, and ineffectual.  Yes, the claims by the NSA/FBI/DHS about terror plots foiled is most likely fiction.  Yes, the data collection is more likely going to be used against Americans who challenge federal authority than a terrorist in Yemen.

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But my issue is strictly the economics of it.  The government is beyond broke.  It has no “money”.  The federal government lives on credit.  The IRS collects taxes so the federal government can service the loan and interest on that loan they get from the FED.  Without this, the government cannot borrow more currency to continue its activities.  So it must squeeze the people harder and harder because the debt and the interest on the debt gets larger and larger.  Servicing the debt becomes more and more difficult.  We are now at debt saturation.   Ever thing is leveraged and hedged and leveraged again by the Central Bank and its member banks (owners).  Our government, like all governments before them, must increasingly turn to plundering and impoverishing its citizens to service the debt (pay back the bankers so the government can borrow more to meet its expenses).

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The dollar, like all fiat currencies before it, will crash and burn.  All assets with the banking system will be confiscated to keep the system “alive”.  All numbers from the BLS, whether employment, inflation, GDP, DJIA, etc., are fraudulent.  I fear for my parents.  He has substantial wealth, but will lose all of it if it is not in something tangible.

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We are on the edge of economic collapse that will make the great depression look like the good old days.  What is coming is nothing that I nor my children nor my grandchildren are prepared for.  Unfortunately most of them either ignore the news or get there information from the main stream media that parrots white house talking points.  Real information one can find on Zero Hedge, King World New, Financial Survival Network or the Miles Franklin Blog go unread.  Warnings from Holter, Leeb, Quayle, Stockman, Roberts, Maguire, Rule, Pento, von Greyerz, Dalio, Price, Hoffman, Schiff, Krieger, Keiser, Woods and many many others go unheeded or unknown.  The only economists that have understood and have been right are the Austrian economists over at the Mises Institute.  They are like old testament profits who’s warnings go unheeded because they are not positive, comforting and full of lollipops and unicorns.

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When collapse occurs likely later this year or next, funding the military industrial complex and cutting back on the military will also occur by default.  Not only the military, but every unfunded liability will be hurt if not destroyed.  Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Pensions, retirement accounts, IRA’s, savings accounts, etc., will vanish. EBT cards will crease to work.  Jobs will vanish.  As the dollar crashes, so will the ability of politicians to control the coming civil unrest.  And civil unrest is coming because people will look to the government as savior.  That is a job the government was never suited for.  Like the thieves they are, the government only knows how to steal, kill and destroy. No more money for the war on terror or war on drugs.  No more oil or farm subsidies.  And in the end, we won’t be debating the budget of the military or the welfare state, we will be looking for food.

I stand with Rand not because I believe it will matter.  But even if there is only 0.01% it will help, I will take it.  Anything, absolutely ANYTHING, that will curtail the power of the federal government is worth a shot.  The less power they have, the less damage they can do.  That is how desperate the situation has become.

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Outstanding interview with Bill Holter about how people will lose everything. The Collapse of the American Empire is upon us. Trauma ahead.

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What can be done?

On a national level, nothing.   The government triad (Washington, Wall St.[Central banks, Financial Services, Multinationals], Main Stream Media) is the cause, the disease masquerading as the cure.

Individually it is another matter altogether. To survive will depend, not on government, but on avoiding it, and learning to be an asset locally.  Learn a practical skill such as gardening, carpentry, making charcoal, or water purification.  Anything other than pushing paper, pushing buttons or…

…parasitic brain cell destroyers like Twitter; boiler room, pump-and-dump scams like “The Grilled Cheese Truck“; dying, bottom of the barrel fast food chains like “El Pollo Loco“; or highly commoditized, zero value-added societal drains like King.com (Candy Crush).  – Ranting Andy Hoffman.

Retirees and pensioners will be hit hardest. Then skill-less civil servants and lawyers.  The Grandson closest to me only knows Sports and iPhone skills.  These “skills” will be valueless in short order.

My best guess is second 1/2 of 2015 – 2016.  However, the markets have had near credit seizures within four days of each other.  We are at debt saturation and huge bond bubbles ready to explode.  The derivatives that rest upon them are even more massive.  1.4 quadrillion with a Q!  The great depression will be seen as a warm-up.

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Their only hope is the one they never vote for.

Their only hope is the one they never vote for.

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.  It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”  William Pitt

Oppression breeds Rebellion.  The tyrant, whom in this day we call the “central planner”, has been around for a long time.  First tyrant may have been Nimrod (Gilgamesh) at the Tower of Babel.  The people of ancient Israel were warned against having a king in 1 Samuel 8 because of the loss of liberty, the expansion of the bureaucracy, the systemic plunder of resources, military buildup and wars and general oppression of all types.  We never learn our lesson it seems.

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The citizens in America’s big cities vote for the same politicians who militarize the police and have changed police culture into a standing army ready to terrorize its own citizens.  How else have central planners (tyrants) been able to control nations and cities?  Nothing has changed.

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The citizens in America’s big cities vote for the same politicians who regular and tax small businesses to death, destroying the middle class and job creation.  Even cigarettes cost to much.  Ask Eric Garner.  “Over half of the price of cigarettes in New York City is taxes, so you’ve criminalized behavior that really the police shouldn’t be involved with to begin with,” Rand Paul

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People are beginning to realize that the apparatus of government is costly. But what they do not know is that the burden falls inevitably on them.”   Frédéric Bastiat

The people of Baltimore voted for Barack Obama because he was “black” but slave masters come in all skin colors.  They voted for Obama who was nothing more then a collectivist and Marxist ideologue, knowing little more than manipulation, theft and plunder, enriching the coffers of government until everybody is equal, that is to say, impoverished.   Except them of course.

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“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.”  Frédéric Bastiat

The citizens in America’s big cities vote for the same politicians who must tax everything not nailed down in order to pay for the promises they cannot keep, in order to pay for the government’s ever expanding role in “managing” society, in order to pay for the bureaucracy that is needed to run the inefficient and bloated apparatus of government, and in order to turn police swat teams into Nazi brown shirts.

Rejection of liberalism opened my mind, which I was told by other liberals that it was already opened.

Collectivism, Statism, Socialism, Marxism, and its precursor “democracy” all lead to the same end.  Plunder, murder, destruction.

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.  John Adams – on why were are a constitutional republic

They think they vote for change yet they vote for the same fools over and over.  They vote for handouts instead of principles.  What does one expect when government schools teach them that government is savior and that it is the source of virtue and can satisfy ever need.  Just more lies.

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Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master” Dwight D. Eisenhower

They rebel against the tyrants they put in power.  They do not see that the police are simply the extension of the arm of government that seeks to control the citizen and needed to enforce the countless laws that are poured out upon them by the bureaucrats hired by the very politicians they voted for.

 “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”Thomas Jefferson, Page 271, Jeffersonian Cyclopedia – Alas, that ship has sailed.  Mr. Jefferson, we are to late.

In this age the great conflict is again between God and Government, Liberty and Tyranny, Freedom and Slavery, Justice and Oppression, Private Property vs. State Sponsored Plunder.  Look to the State and watch your cities burn.  Baltimore is only the beginning.

“Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.”  Benjamin Franklin

“Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.”  Thomas Paine

“How soon we forget history … government is not reason.  Government is not eloquence.  It is force.  And. like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”  – George Washington

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“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy” Jesus, John 10:10a

“Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.”  Bob Lefevre

"I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

“I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

 

As Bastiat pointed out in “The Law”, If government wants to run everything, control everything, manage everything, take responsibility for everything, they must also take all the blame for everything.

Our government (USA) is just one of the many biblical “beasts”.  By “beast” I mean what the scripture means, that is, an Empire.

The US Government has been illegitimate for quite some time, that is, illegal when measured against its own founding and governing documents.  Very early in its own history it attempted to exceed its constitutional confines and expand beyond its enumerated powers.  Particularly in the 20th century it has succeeded spectacularly in becoming a rouge entity, a vast plundering, murdering, destructive mechanism while at the same time dressing itself in white hat and robes.  Truly a “white washed sepulchral”.

Yet today, most of its citizens remain comforted in their ignorant belief that “we” are the “good guys” making the world safe for democracy, holding terrorism at bay and elevating the standard of living for everyone around the globe.  All the while the government has plundered the world through debt (destroying the middle class in the process); terrorizing its own citizens through militarizing the police; stealing directly from the people via taxation, fines, regulations, asset forfeiture; demonizing groups within society; and demonizing foreign leads as pretext to justifying wars.  Just like the devil, it steals, then murders, then destroys.

But tyranny is always clever,  so they hire scholars and award grants to professors who will rationalize and justify their evil deeds by cloaking them in nobility.  The very socialistic instructors at our institutions of higher learning apply the white wash themselves.  The government parades them as experts.  After all, we all listen to experts.

So lets rate our institutions shall we?  These are just my opinions of course.  And who am I?  Nobody.  Just another citizen with a bulls-eye on his head and not comfortable with it being there.  Of course your list may be different or use this one and add to it as you wish.

 

Central Banks and the member banks who own them…Yes JP Morgan, Goldman-Sachs, Deutsche bank, Rothchilds, Rockefellars, BIS, IMF, etc., this includes you.  For setting up this ponzi scheme to rob the peoples of the world of their wealth and resources.  For making them pay for their enslavement through usury (interest) by substituting paper currency for real money.  For creating the necessity for income taxes (IRS in the USA) so the central banks can pay their stockholders dividends.  For financing both sides of every war and conflict.  For allowing politicians to borrow vast sums of currency so promises can be made that cannot be kept and votes can be bought and in the end stiff the people with the bill.  For putting love of money above love for your neighbor.  You are the first leg of the triad, the master thieves, that make possible the murder and mankind and the destruction of the wealth that has taken people lifetimes to build.

Central banks are a heinous, evil anti-freedom and anti-capitalist concoction that is only enabled through the violence (laws) of government. And they exist solely as an extra hidden tax (inflation) and to keep insolvent governments operating longer than they otherwise would. – Jeff Berwick

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5 out of 5 pentagrams

The Government, including its lunatic leaders, its various departments and agencies and the bureaucratic drones and that keep it functioning.For colluding with the bankers on Jekyll Island and giving the gift of the Federal Reserve and IRS to the American people for Christmas in 1913.  For providing the “muscle” the banks need to force hard working people to pay for the currency printed out of thin air by the FED so Treasury Bonds can be bought so politicians can buy votes to stay in power (welfare) and make up laws to plunder the people to pay the banks their usury, all the while exempting themselves from the laws they create for others.  For meddling in every area of society by flooding it with debt (so called currency or “Federal Reserve Notes”).  For impoverishing the people by eroding the purchasing power of the “money” they are forces to use by passing unconstitutional legal tender laws.  For its relentless war on liberty and property.  For its endless attempts to disarm the population so they can be more easily controlled and terrorized.  For the Judges who, being on the federal payroll, no longer see a need to constrain the government because they, not the Constitution, now determine what the law says.

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5 out of 5 pentagrams

 Industrial Military Complex, Prison Complex, including its contractors and corporations providing government with the means and equipment necessary to oppress the people, wage endless wars, provide debtors prisons, spy and terrorize the peoples of this and all nations.These subsidized corporate welfare whores could not compete and indeed would not even exist in a free market.  They depend upon favors from government, legal protections written into law for their benefits, and access to government revenue stolen from the American tax serf.

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4 out of 5 pentagrams

 Police and Municipalities, DHS, ATF, FBI and any other entity involved converting law enforcement via militarization into the equivalent of Nazi Brown shirts (SD).For ever escalating asset forfeiture against motorists cloaked behind the failed “war on drugs”.  For the new culture of intimidation and violence as part of the terrorizing the the citizen which is always used as governments move towards tyranny.Fortunately some Sheriffs, policemen and some military personnel are “Oath keepers”.

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3 out of 5 pentagrams

 The main stream media.  Including the rags like New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, USA Today, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, CNBC, MSNBC. For regurgitating the endless economic lies streaming from government agencies.  For covering pointless items ad-nauseam while omitting anything critical of The Powers That Be (TPTB).  For encouraging people to look to government as a solution instead of the cause.  They ignore the real and obvious systemic problems in the economy while promoting the agenda of the warmonger in the white house.  They don’t know the difference between a Keynesian and an Austrian economist, or if they do, they aren’t telling.  They are the mouth-pieces of collectivism and slavery.

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2 out of 5 pentagrams

 Amusement Industry.  For keeping the American people asleep until the time of their slaughter.  American Idol, sporting events, iPhones, iPads, Tinder, Disney World.  Those are some of the obvious ones.  But our all-wise overlords have amusements for every taste imaginable.For Christians they have very well paid tele-evangelists spinning tales of the rapture and “THE” anti-Christ so that this troublesome group will be unprepared and easily eliminated.  As Spurgeon remarked “the clowns entertaining the goats”.  No longer is it “fashionable” to prove all things and hold fast to that which is good.For the unrefined there is Honey BoBo.  For the progressive, there is Jon Stewart or Two and a half Men. For nerds there is The Big Bang Theory.  Whatever it takes to keep the people pacified and unaware of the catastrophe building around them. 

1 out of 5 pentagrams

1 out of 5 pentagrams

Well that’s my short list from the nightmare I had last night.   I have to go back to work now.

 

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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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