Obama is Not the Problem

bush-obama2Americans have a wonderful tradition of fixing things. Our inclination is to attack problems; to determine what’s wrong and and figure out how to eliminate the problem. We have in general a militaristic mind set  whereby we tend to treat the remedial processes as war. We conduct culture wars against poverty, crime and drugs. And we so admire the grit of cancer patients who valiantly fight against the ravages of their disease.

Unfortunately our urgent desire to address what we perceive of as problems, often causes us to rush into attacks on the symptoms of our problems rather than their more difficult to discern causes.

We fight cancer by attacking the tumors – rather than seek to discover the reason that the tumors grow in the first place. We battle poverty by doling our chump change to our poor – rather than figure out why it is  that the one the greatest economies in the history of man cannot fully employ it’s own people, even while employing millions of workers in foreign countries. We jail drug users at considerable expense to society – rather than addressing the psycho-social issues that lead to rampant drug abuse.

Our political process is no different. We live in an era of political stalemate where almost none of the problems and challenges which beset society can find any resolution. Conveniently herded into two opposing camps, the problems of our country are forever the fault of the opposing party and their representatives. The ills of our nations the symptoms of their misguided mismanagement and corruption.

Meanwhile in administration after administration we are subjected to systemic failure in regard to  the promotion of  our general welfare, the protection of our freedoms.

Barack Obama is the figurehead of the moment, the man chosen to occupy the office of the presidency during what were inevitably going to be very difficult times for this country. The difficulties we face today are the results of many decades of errant leadership, financial and corporate malfeasance, political corruption and overall failure to adhere to core ideals and principles that were fundamental to the growth and development of this once great nation.

Our financial institutions have been allowed to devolve from vital instruments for capital investment to something like mob-run casinos, where the crooked owners are allowed sit at the rigged tables and place their own bets against the unwary dupes like us. This unleashing of  malignant Wall Street greed has twisted our economy away from a proper focus on tangible manufacturing and production, to one obsessed with the financial agendas of the decreasingly-national and increasingly-globalist banking and corporate elite.

If you really wanted to pick someone to blame for this situation – and I know you do – Bill Clinton might be a reasonable choice. He was, after all the one who signed the bill which repealed the Glass Steagall Act which had protected us from Wall Street since the Great Depression.

But Bill Clinton is not the problem.

During the Clinton Administration, our country experienced a period of great prosperity. Millions of average americans experienced a new sense of wealth via the Dot com bubble and the Real Estate bubble economy that followed. The collapse of the Soviet Union caused a massive decline in military expenditures and the government for the first time in modern history experienced a budgetary surplus.

Then came the Bush Administration.

Improbably, 19 Saudi terrorists armed only with boxcutters were able to commandeer 4 planes, fly them expertly into 3 buildings without interference from the most sophisticated air defense systems in the world, and cause the collapse of three World Trade Center towers (one of which was not even hit) and the destruction of a financial department in the Pentagon. Bush pledged an immediate and full investigation (which was grudgingly initiated over a year later) and immediate dusted off a war plan which had been drawn up 8 years earlier to invade… Iraq.

Twelve years later we have experienced the endless, budget-busting war on terror. Military expenditures have gone stratospheric. The productive capacities of our country has been out-sourced to the third world, corporate profits and taxes are sheltered in island havens, corporations are sitting on massive piles of money, and yet we Americans suffer unemployment at levels not seen in 80 years. The Bush administration pushed through constitution-destroying measures with its Patriot Act, and ushered in a new era of Police State Fascism with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, so that today we may have the right to remain silent, but anything we say on the phone, type on the computer can be used against us.

But even George Bush is not the problem.

Clinton, Bush, Obama… none of these men were the problem… they were merely symptoms of a diseased political system. Cut them out and another one replaces them.

See, we believe that the President is the Most Powerful Man in the World and thus endowed with the ability to impose his personal will on the massively large, mostly secret, and incredibly complex network that constitutes the matrix of power in this country and the world… this is naiveté of the highest order.

What we refuse to recognize is that there are elements in our society which are infinitely more powerful and far more persistent and long-lived than any temporarily elected official could ever be. These are individuals and organizations whose 10 thousand Lobbyists spend $3 Billion each year  to influence and control the 535 members of Congress. The same people who, thanks to the Supreme Courts dismantling of long-standing campaign finance limits, now effectively control who can run for office as well as who will ultimately win. And they are the same people who own our media, our military industrial complex, our financial, oil and pharmaceutical industries.

The real problem is that our government is owned. We persist in believing that our elected officials work for and represent us… but the sad fact is that their true constituency – the only people who’s “vote” they really care about – are the money masters who place them and keep them in office, who lavish them with privilege and wealth, and who offer them rich private sector positions once they leave government.

Obama, Bush, Clinton… they are not the problem.

The Power Elite are the problem. They have corrupted our politicians, they have rendered the electoral process meaningless, and they have for many years enforced upon our government political and social agendas aimed – not at the betterment of the American people – but focused solely on the increase of their behind-the-scenes control and the perpetuation of their power over this country and the rest of the world.

And until we become aware and recognize the true source of the problems in this country and the world… nothing is going to change.

 

 

 

 

An American Apology

Uncle Sam SorryAs an American citizen I would like to formally apologize to the world for the despotism, barbarism, corruption, violence and evil that agents of my government have perpetrated upon the world.

Our bankers have subjected your developing countries to debt slavery. Our operatives have assassinated your leaders when they dared to oppose America’s agenda. We have monopolized the oil trade, subjecting all other countries in the world to the hidden taxation of the petro-dollar system. We have propped up autocratic dictators when it served our purposes, subjecting whole populations to their violence and malign neglect. We have let loose our corporations upon the world destroying local economies and exploiting local workers and resources. We have invaded and occupied your sovereign nations and killed millions of innocent people under the false banners of freedom and democracy. Our CIA has channeled secret funds to Terrorists in order to delude us into believing there’s a threat to our nation worthy of our endless military spending. And they have reaped untold billions as they secretly support the world drug trade and launder the drug lords ill gotten gains through our corrupt banks and financial institutions.

It has become painfully clear in the course of the past decade, that the American Government and its agents are a trauma upon this world, and for this I am truly sorry.

I am sorry, too, that we have been so blind to this dark, nefarious aspect of our country’s leadership, and that we have fallen so meekly for their propaganda depicting our nation as defenders of liberty and justice, while we offer the the world Freedom only to do as the US demands, and deliver our Justice with bombs, drone attacks and bullets tipped with depleted uranium.

Although it is no real defense, I plea profound ignorance. You see, until recently, most of us Americans were under the naive impression that our country’s international ambitions were completely non-aggressive, that we conducted ourselves as an exemplary world citizen with charity toward all and ill will toward none. We persisted in imagining our national character was the same as that of our ancestors who bravely fought a war of independence against Great Britain, or our parents and grandparents whose industry and valor changed the outcome of two world wars. In our minds, America didn’t start wars… we finished them.

Obviously all of that changed. America now starts wars, invades and occupies countries, we conduct ruthless torture and operate killer drones, all without respect to borders or national sovereignty and all in the name of protecting Americans from who… you?

It must be difficult for you to fathom how we Americans could have been so blind to our country’s malignant behavior for so many years. Hell, it’s difficult for us to understand. You see, we Americans still believe that we live in an open society. Caught up in the out-dated notion of  our “free and open press”, many of us still believe that all it takes for us to be fully informed on the major issues and events of the day is to read the newspaper and watch the evening news, so for most of us any news or information that is not covered by the main stream media is by definition either untrue or unreliable.

For example, we don’t believe that there is any corporate control or government censorship of our media because… wait for it… we would have heard about it. The same circular illogic allows us to dismiss all kinds of government, corporate, military, security and financial misdeeds for, after all, it wasn’t in the papers.

And of course we could never believe that there is a hidden power structure in our country which is in fact superior to our elected government. That this group has in fact been running the country from behind the scenes for quite some time. We cannot conceive of how such a secret establishment could ever have amassed the enough power to control of the Financial, Military, Industrial and Security institutions of our country. And since no one has identified these wealthy, powerful and influential individuals, institutions and dynastic families… well they just can’t really exist.

Fortunately, many Americans are becoming aware that our country is no longer the free and open state it once was – that in fact we are living under a system of censorship, surveillance and diminishing freedoms increasingly resemble that of Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.

I’m not sure how, or if, we can turn this around. The power’s that be are deeply entrenched and we the people are profoundly diminished. But I do feel that the first, necessary step is to admit that we have a problem, and we do… our government has gotten out of control and is now wreaking havoc upon of the world.

I hope you can forgive us our ignorance, but in truth, we knew not what they had done.

 

Political cartoon depicting Andrew Jackson battling the Banker Demons

Central Banking 101

For those of you who might doubt claims that the Elite have intentionally dumbed-down our educational system, I’d like to raise the subject of Central Banks…

Ringing any bells…? Probably not, because if you were born anytime after World War II, you have probably never had any reason to be interested in the subject of Central Banks. It has been mostly ignored in our economics textbooks, and it rarely showed up in any of our newspaper, magazines or on the evening news. In fact, the average American, if he has an opinion about it at all, would probably guess that Central Banking is simply some system for organizing they way money is stored and moved around… face it, we really don’t know much about banking.

You might be surprised, however, to learn that prior to the early 1900s, the issue of Central Banking was a frequent, divisive and hotly contested political issues in American politics. You’re only surprised because this topic has been largely removed from our textbooks and is generally taboo within the editorial rooms of the main stream media. This is because Central Banking – and it’s corruption – are critical to the power and control of the elites and key to their domination of the world for over the last few centuries.

The original Bankster, Amschel Rothschild. One of the first big-time money lenders, he was famous for funding both sides of the Battle of Waterloo and reaping magnificent fortunes off of wars. Rothschild was perhaps the first financier to realize the power of Central Banking. ” Give me control of a nation’s money supply,” he said. “And I care not who makes it’s laws.”

The magnitude of the potential wealth and immense power possible through central banking is perhaps best evidenced in the legacy of the Amschel Rothschild, whose family today is estimated to be worth Trillions of dollars – and yet, whose name almost never shows up in any of the yearly lists of the world’s richest – because they don’t want it to.

Central  Banks are formed when the Wealthy Elite coerce, bribe or extort from the government the power to issue a country’s money. This essentially means that country has to borrow its money supply from a private bank – rather than just issuing and printing its own. The craziest thing about this cozy arrangement is that the Central Bank doesn’t really have the money, it simply has been given the right to create from thin air whatever money the country needs. This is a formula for funneling enormous power and wealth to the elite owners of the bank, and one which some of freedom’s great champions have vigorously opposed.

Thomas Jefferson – surely one of the greatest, wisest Americans of all time, was vehemently against Central Banks, declaring them to be “more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”  He described the danger of Central Banking as follows: “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency – first by inflation, then by deflation – the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.”

Seventh President of United States, Andrew Jackson was also strongly against Central Banks. One of his most greatest personal achievements was vetoing the renewal of the charter for the  Bank of the United States – a central bank that Jackson felt: concentrated the nations financial strength into a single institution, exposed the government to control by foreign interests, served mainly to make the rich richer, exercised too much control of congress and were controlled by a few select families.

But opposing the banks can be a dangerous thing, even for a president.

When seeking $150 million in funding for the civil war, Abraham Lincoln went against the Banking elite, rejecting as extortion their 36% interest fees. He knew such a loan would be impossible to pay off, so rather than subject the country to debt slavery, he authorized the government to issue and print it’s own money – $450 million in Greenbacks – a betrayal of the elite for which he likely paid with his life. “The Money Power,” Lincoln said, “preys upon the nation in times of peace, and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the few hands and the republic is destroyed.”

President John F. Kennedy may himself have been trying to rein in the power of the Federal Reserve – our current Central Bank – when on June 4th of 1963 he signed Executive Order 11110 – which allowed the Treasury to issue and print its own money in the form of Silver Certificates, which, if it had been allowed to continue would in time have significantly impinged on the monopoly power of the Federal Reserve and the billionaires and power elite behind it. In a speech before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, JFK spoke openly about the dangers and growing power of this unelected shadow elite. For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.”

It’s entirely likely that these people, and their henchmen in the CIA killed Kennedy in Dealy Plaza on November 22, 1963.

Kennedy’s son, JFK Jr., was someone who knew something about the evil and corruption of Central Banking’s moneyed elite. He had seen first hand how murderous they could be, and yet, in an October 1998 interview in “George”, the political magazine he founded he said that if he were president he would do the following: “First, I would repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, which created what l believe is the privately owned central bank of the United States government and which confiscates the incomes of Americans and gradually transfers them into the accounts of the ruling class. I would replace the Fed with a model based on the only state-owned banking system, the Bank of North Dakota, because it creates wealth for the people. Second, I would reduce the reach of the Fed’s collection agency, the IRS, by assigning it the task of managing a state-run national sales tax…” He had to know that in publicly speaking against the Fed, he would incur the wrath of the very same people who likely killed his father.

When asked in the same interview who he thought would become president in 2000, JFK Jr. replied, “The next choice of the Money Lords… He or she will be picked by the same people who selected George Bush and Bill Clinton.”

John F. Kennedy Jr. died just nine months later when his airplane mysteriously crashed on a approach to Martha’s Vinyard killing him and two passengers.

So, we’ve been warned… that’s clear. The devastating effects on our liberties that Jefferson, Jackson, JFK and his son have come true. Our banking system is out of control – too big to fail, or jail. Our corporations have grown all-powerful and answerable to no nation and no one. Corruption in high places is the norm. And the American people are indeed becoming homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

What should be done?  Well, it just so happens that the Federal Reserve’s 100 Year Charter expires this year. A Jacksonian move to reject its renewal would be a bow shot against the evil-archy which has stolen control of our country.

What do you say… let’s Expire the Fed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sand in our Ears

HeadInSandAmerica has lost its way. We have lost our position as world leader in anything other than military power. Our political system is mired in party brinksmanship and completely incapable of solving any of our national problems, much less lead us toward a better future. Our economy has been shelled by the profit-maximizing, off-shoring of our industries by the globalist/capitalist elite. Corruption of our media and educational systems have left most of us either uninformed, misinformed, or just plain unable to comprehend the problems and issues facing us as a country and a world. We have become so accustomed to being lied to by our government that we have come to accept their deceit and corruption. We are subjected to a level of surveillance and invasions of our privacy that was once common only in countries like Nazi German and the Soviet Union. And we stand in dumb incomprehension as our constitutional rights are dismantled by the very people who are sworn to defend them. And meanwhile, our once world class standard of living has steadily eroded, with more people unemployed or on assistance than at any other time in our country’s history.

We are failing as a country… and badly.

But oddly enough… we really don’t appear to be all that angry about it.

With all that is wrong with this country, all that has been lost, stolen and debased, you have to wonder why more of us are not protesting. Why there aren’t marches every week, why we aren’t calling for the heads of our elected officials – or at least the bankers and capitalist criminals who have destroyed our way of life.

You have to wonder indeed, what might it take to get a rise out of Americans these days?

There is still a lot of “Love it or Leave it” mentality out there today. But though there is still alot to love about this country, there are many, many things that have gone horribly wrong. The source of the problems are much more complex, more sinister, and more hidden from our view than many of us would like to believe. Too many of us are too quick to accept the simple solutions, or point fingers at the obvious villains that are placed before us. Too many of us fall for the divide-and-conquer mind control techniques of the paid propagandists in the media. We are cleverly divided into right and left sides – with red meat thrown between, us so that we have something to fight over. But we cannot see that we are not each other’s enemy – but all victims of the master class who pits us against one another.