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Rivers Of Crocodile Tears Flow From Washington D.C.

The news has again today focused on polititians pointing fingers at eachother while hiding in plain view the the very problem with the Federal Government’s fiscal woes. Various elected officials have cried about parks, national defense, and (whoops!) “non-essential employees”.  As America goes ever deeper into debt, the debate over funding the government is all about Obama Care, with no mention of numerous other parasitic programs, most of which are patently unconstitutional, that are bleeding America dry.

Let’s start with the National Parks Service (which cannot exist under Article I, Section 8, clause 17 and Amendment X, except within the boundaries of D.C.). From Yosimite to Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon to Glacier, people are being barred from entering. Cry me a river! Isn’t America 16 trillion dollars in debt with nearly 100 trillion in unfunded liabilities? Would a sane person keep a vacation home if their debt was rising dramatically and unable to balance their budget?

The fact is, with the exception of what is innumerated in the Constitution, any government owned “park” outside of D.C. is the property of the State they are in. This is also true with the National Forests. In Idaho, for instance, two thirds of that State is federal property in which Idaho’s government has absolutely no say. Not only is it unfair for representatives from other States to dictate to Idaho what it does with it’s own land, it is also unfair to tax people in other States to pay for it.

There is also crocodile tears coming from intelligence and military officials that America is at a greater risk of a terrorist attack even though almost every attempt since 9/11/01 has been partly helped the FBI who essentially entraped the perpetrators with the exception of the Boston Bombing which happened even though Russia had repeatedly warned us about the Tsarnaev brothers who pulled it off under the noses of bomb sniffing dogs and a near “police state” level of security. Meanwhile, revalations of the NSA building muli-billion dollar buildings and spying on essentially every form of electronic communication is yet another testament to the federal government’s overkill approach to security which is bleeding us dry financially are destroying any semblance of liberty we have left.

To me, this whole charade is about what government wants for us; it is about their detirmination to make us think we actually need all these unnecessary programs; it is about the government selling the idea that without them nothing could function. Nothing could be farther from the truth. As for those “non-essential workers”, it is well past the time to lay them off permanently, America simply cannot afford the unnecessary any longer.

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Real Life Zombies, Learned Helplessness, And Societal Tribalism.

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Every which way you turn now days, there are zombies. They appear in movies, television shows, video games, toy stores etc.  Our popular culture is inundated by it’s own “zombie apacolypse”. They are so pervasive that they have become inescapable. While there is no harm in indulging in a bit of make believe on occasion it might be alarming to some to note the parallels between the “make-believe” and the real world.

The common description of a zombie is that of a neither living nor dead being whose primary motivation is to consume the flesh and brains of others. Keep that description in mind the next time you are in public and you will see there is some reality to zombies in a figurative sense and in some ways literally.

Neither Living nor Dead.

Real world “zombies” can be found just about anywhere. They believe what they are taught to believe, do only what they are told to do, never questioning anything that goes against what they have been taught or told and are usually very defensive of what ever they were originally taught to believe.  They do not live for themselves but rather to “go along to get along”, go to work, pay taxes, vote for which ever party they were told to, consume products they were told to, never the while believing it possible that an independant thought could be anything but blasphemy.

Try this: Go to a fast food restaurant and in one breath order a burger, saying “just the burger to go” after what the name of the burger was. More times than not the cashier will ask “do want that in a combo” and after reaffirming that you “just want the burger” don’t be shocked to hear: “will that be for here or to go?”

At this point some of my readers will be thinking “but that is what they were trained to say and it’s polite to just go-along-to-get-along”. If you are thinking that, please re-read everything up to this point and go look in a mirror because the cashier started that conversation with something like “what can I get for you” and you told them very specifically using the word “just” in the context of meaning “just that, nothing else” and if they were actually coherent when the asked you the question they may have noted the “to go, please” part as well.

Zombies are not solely in fast food, and can be spotted working in nearly every industry. If you rent a post office box, try paying your dues early, and then ask the rediculous question “why not” when they  tell you that they can not accept payment early. When they say “our system doesn’t allow us to accept payments until your due date” don’t forget this is a government service bleeding red ink from both femoral arteries.

Consuming the Flesh and Brains of Others.

Real life zombies obviously do not literally eat human flesh or brains but in a figurative way they do. In one way they infect others into “going along to get along” which leads the victim to stop thinking about what they are doing or why they are doing it. This is what leads to “learned helplessness”, or accepting the false belief that society is the way it is and nothing can be done about it. While it may seem to be impossible to cure a zombie, the idea of giving into this societal norm is a defeatist one. While there is no known one-size-fits-all way to bring people out of their trance like state, it is something we should not give up trying to do, for those who understand what I’m saying know what governments do when people stop thinking. We must try.

Societal Tribalism.

Another aspect of zombies is their attachment to what I’ll call “their team”. Sports is an excellent example in the way that most fans will defend “their team” even to the point of having to resort to absurd arguements. Though in sports, people’s lives, liberty, property, and pursuit of happpiness are not in play. In politics, however, everything is fair game.

You have likely heard “I won’t vote for Democrats, they want to raise taxes”, or “I won’t vote for Republicans, they’ll start another war and Al Sharpton said they’re racist”. What few people see is that both parties raise taxes, start wars, and use racial issues as political weapons. It is this narrow minded, single issue voting decision used by so many that has led this country to the shambles it has become and effected the world at the same time in a very negative way.

This tribalism can even be seen in those who say they don’t trust the media, but still buy into certain things because they want to believe it without out ever questioning it. It is as if people live if fear of finding truth because they would have to first question what they have already been led to believe and admit that they really don’t know.

Are you a zombie, or do you truly think for yourself?

“I have sworn upon the Altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
-Thomas Jefferson

Losing the Defensive Battle

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One of the few great things about television is that it provides a looking glass back in time. You can find old black-and-white programs from the late 40’s through the early 60’s and get a flavor of a society completely foreign to today’s. Technology has astoundingly changed the quality of lives of people since the end of the 19th Century to today; the dynamics of our cultural climate change has nearly given us what equates to be generational whiplash. Not that everything was prefect in those days, but concepts of individual liberties and freedoms were held in much higher esteem.

So, how did the American dream go from a land where you can work hard, pursue you goals, and carve out a life to be proud of, to one where if you work hard and pursue your goals so you can afford to pay the taxes so other people can live a life where they don’t have to work? We live in a nanny state and a police state where someone from the government is just around the corner, ready to tell you what you can’t do and fine you for it. There are regulations on just about everything we do and odds are you are breaking the law almost every day whether you know it or not.

We went from a nation of strong morals and ethical values to one of rampant social degradation. It’s easy to point the fingers at the hippies, communists, progressives or any other form of socialists and while that may be true, conservatives have to take some of this blame. The reason for this is because we have been using the wrong tactics. We have been fighting the defensive battle.

Look at our society as a balance between anarchy and totalitarianism. On one side, you have no government and no control—it’s every man for himself and only the strong survive. On the other hand, you have no freedoms at all and you will conduct yourself exactly as you are told, nothing more, and nothing less. In the middle, you have a balance, where you have just enough government to keep other people from impeding on your rights to life and property, but not so much as they can tell you what you will do with either. This is liberty.

For decades now, we have had the socialists pushing that balance toward totalitarianism in the name of tolerance and equality by waving the banner of “change” as if more government translates to more freedom. Conservatives attempt to stand their ground, arguing that these social changes will only bring the opposite effect the proponents of change claim to bring. People are reluctant to change and, believe it or not, conservatives often win.

But therein lays the problem, every time the socialists do win, they push us closer to that totalitarian state, and when conservatives, win they have just momentarily prevented us from moving that direction but do not undo any socialist advances made before. Furthermore, the socialists are playing the game much harder and better. If conservatives block legislation that would impede our liberties, they will just get the president to sign an executive order or have some government entity issue a new regulation that does the same thing. If conservatives manage to stop either of those, then socialists will push the issue in the courts. If those tactics fail for the socialists, then they will just change the wording on what they want and attack again from a slightly different direction. Conservatives are put under a constant onslaught that appears to have no end. They will even make concessions and compromises just to stop the changes from being so severe, but this only energizes the opposition because a victory is a victory and the country again makes another shift to the left.  

If we are to unravel all the damage that has already been done to our freedoms, then we need to change tactics and stop fighting defensively, but offensively. We need to rally and start actually pushing this nation back into balance where individual liberty thrives, small businesses can compete and grow, and jobs return to the United States. We have to stop making compromises and educate the people that they cannot depend on government to solve all their problems, and that it is actually government that is creating most of their problems. We need to keep pointing out where the socialist agenda has damaged our nation and give solutions on how to solve these problems. The people need leadership; we need conservatives to take the helm of the ship, steer us back on course, and be more than just an anchor. We need to get back to being a people who represent a light to the world of high moral standing and strong ethical values.

 

Next article: Police: Friend or Foe?

Washington Navy Yard Shooting: The Search For Answers

As the mainstream media has shifted it’s focus away from finding a motive for the shooting last Monday that left 13 people dead including the alleged perpetrator Aaron Alexis, there are many unanswered questions surrounding the event. Numerous conspiracy theories have surfaced as well compounding the confusion with the mainstream media’s misreporting and biased finger-pointing. Politicians have also siezed upon the event to place blame and further their agendas.

Signs of trouble.

Aaron Alexis, 34, a Navy veteran, was employed by the IT firm The Experts Inc. that was contracted by the Department of Defense to develop software for a classifed project at the Washington Navy Yard. Prior to his employment with The Experts Inc., Alexis had a couple of run-ins with law enforcement for outbursts of anger including one incident in Seattle, Washington where he had shot out the tires of a construction worker’s vehicle that was parked in front of his residence. Alexis, according to the Veterans Administration, had only sought medical help for insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder supposedly caused by the events of  9/11/01.

A spokesperson for the VA has stated that Alexis had been prescribed trazodone. Trazodone, a selective seretonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) and member of the hallucinigen class is known to have numerous side effects including mania, paranoia, delirium, agitation, psychosis, hallucinations, and self-destructive behavior according to Drugs.com  which lists official FDA information.

Also notable is the phone records of a Residence Inn hotel in Rhode Island on August 7th, where Alexis was staying for work related reasons. During his stay in Rhode Island was when Alexis’s strange behavior and claims of “voices in his head” began and reportedly had changed motels more than once because he believed that he was being followed and that someone else was causing the voices using a microwave device.

The phone records of the Residence Inn state that Alexis had been knocking on doors to nearby rooms in an apparent attempt to locate his alleged “followers”. Out of concern, an employee contacted The Experts Inc. who in turn asked that a Residence Inn employee check his room, check him out (of the room) and that he is to return to Washington D.C. because a The Experts Inc. employee said that he was “unstable”. Source

Officials with The Experts Inc. have stated publically that they knew Alexis was complaining (to them) about voices, they believed that the hotel was “too noisy”.

The SWAT team “stand-down”.

According to an article by the BBC,  members of the Capitol Police CERT team (SWAT) responded to the scene 5 minutes after the initial 911 were made but were ordered by superiors to “leave the scene”. Also, according to the article, is that since the shooting the head of the Capitol Police CERT team has been replaced and to date the CERT members have not been debriefed which would have been standard protocol. Also stated is that 4 members have asked for a leave of absence “to grapple with the aftermath of the incedent”. No requests have been approved.

Curious, as CERT team members could have possibly saved lives had they been allowed to seek out and confront the alleged shooter.

What about the mysterious inscriptions on Alexis’s shotgun?

Aaron Alexis had inscribed the words “my ELF weapon” and “better this way” onto his firearm before his alleged rampage. So what does that mean?

“ELF”, or “extremely low frequency”, refers to a type of radio wave commonly used by naval submarines to communicate with surface vessels and satellites as it easily penetrates seawater where other types of radio waves do not. It is believed by scientists that such waves could possibly be used as a destructive weapon and even a way to transmit audio messages directly into a persons inner ear similar to devices such as this, and this from Disney researchers but so far no ELF version of a direct to human communication device is admitted to exist.

So was Alexis the target of a secret device for nefarious reasons or did he have a bad reaction to trazodone? Like so many things involving government secrecy, I doubt the truth will ever be known.

Hypocrites Abound

I can’t tell you how many conservatives I have talked to that are completely flummoxed by our Commander-in-Chief. It seems like every position the man has taken in his life he has turned around and done the opposite. He hammered Bush for invading Iraq. He attacked him for high gas prices. He lambasted him for the poor economy. He even criticized Bush for his NSA spy program, yet he is now guilty of all the same things. He defines hypocrisy.

Now that we are on the verge of war with Syria, which could escalate to who-knows-what, where are all those war protesters who hogged up all the air time on TV during the Iraq war? What happened to all those liberals that screamed about Bush raising the debt limit and driving us into bankruptcy? Where are the liberals who demanded Bush to close Guantanamo Bay? During the Bush administration the liberals attacked Bush for suppressing free speech, for trying to get Clear Water, to cancel Howard Stern, and let’s not even get into the Patriot Act. The entire left wing seems to be filled with hypocrites.

With Obamacare on the horizon, Obama is everything Reagan warned us about. So, why are so many moderates still clinging to the idea he is a good president? Why are people not picketing across America demanding impeachment? Obama should be pure gold to conservatives. He demonstrates everything conservatives have been saying about liberals for years. It seems we have our very own Vladimir Lenin sitting in the White House and America doesn’t seem to care. The country is more divided than ever. We seem to be gaining little to no ground. We may even see another civil war in our lifetime, being the last resort to restore the Constitution, and the moderates just are not listening to us.

Sometimes, the answers we can’t find in others can be found in ourselves. In 1999, I was a young Republican. I listened to Rush Limbaugh’s entire 3-hour program every day and several other conservative talk show hosts as well. I had a job that allowed it. I didn’t initially support Bush Jr., but I rallied into his camp after he won the primary. He said some great things about lower taxes, responsible government, and putting a lockbox on Social Security. After all, anything had to be better than Clinton, right? I’m not so sure anymore.

This is where it all gets confusing. I remember all the great things the Republicans said would happen when Bush got elected; unfortunately I do not remember hardly any of his promises being kept. What was Constitutional about our invasion of Iraq? Did it matter that he lowered taxes when he just increased spending? Before Bush Jr., there was no Department of Homeland Security or the Patriot Act, the worst piece of legislation our government ever enacted against the American public. When people look back at the presidency of G.W. he rallies an astounding 28% approval rate and is listed near the worst presidents in history.

So, by example, what do we offer the American public that is better than Obama? In recent history, not much. We sit back shocked that Obama would invite members of Islamic terrorist organizations into the White House, but conservatives said nothing when Bush met with Saudi Arabian leaders repeatedly even though 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were from that nation and international intelligence reports indicated that Saudi Arabia at least had advance knowledge of the attack if not provided direct assistance.  Yes, we have our own fair share of hypocrites.

If we are to win back this nation, we need to first win back our side. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Republican Party or whatever party. We conservatives need to rally behind a single party that stands for truth. When both sides are playing the same partisan games, why should moderate America choose a side? One side is as bad as another. Our values need to come first, and we need to support politicians that act with those values. Enough with us putting forth pretty boys who talk a good game and appeal to the masses. We need representatives, senators and a president with character. We need someone willing to put America first and not special interest groups or some giant corporation. We need to stop making compromises.

The Revolution You May Have Not Noticed

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The struggle between personal liberty and governmental control is as old as mankind itself. America’s Founders did their best to ensure that liberty would last as long as possible though most believed it would not go on forever in the country they risked their lives for. They had studied history extensively and saw for themselves the reality that once liberty is taken for granted, it is lost until through dangerous struggles can it be regained.

In America today, the arguement between the need for liberty and the need for government control is at a fever pitch. Gun control, government surviellance, NDAA, the Patriot Act and so forth are all hotly debated topics. It is now to the point where a poll conducted by Fairliegh Dickinson University last April has revealed that 29% of voters believe that an armed revolution may be necessary in the near future to preserve liberty. Interestingly, of that 29%, 44% were Republican, 27% Independant, and 18% were Democrats.

So if the supposed revolution were to preserve liberty, which is what America was founded upon, what happened to liberty? The answer is: a revolution has already happened, one that was deliberate, though almost entirely unnoticed.

To understand this requires a bit more history. Russia underwent it’s communist revolution in 1917 using violence, propoganda, and legal manuevering. The Nazi’s used similar methods in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The Nazi’s lost power after being defeated in World War Two while in Russia the communists lost power from the efforts of those who were, or the decendants of, those originally oppressed in the revolution.

So if a revolution has already happened in America, where was the violence? The answer to that lies in a complete difference in demographics between America and other nations. Americans still largely remember that when government wants to disarm you, it means to oppress you. Americans have always been wary of any sudden changes in government. So the tactics used by the Bolsheviks in Russia or by the Nazi Party in Germany would be met by what Japenese Admiral Yamamoto warned his Emporer about prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, “a gun behind every blade of grass”.

So how did this revolution happen? It began slowly probably before the Second World War though it accelerated after the end of the conflict (this is best explained by the John Birch Society’s “Little Blue Book”). It began by first infiltrating “immigrants” who would act as agents for various purposes like feeding propoganda through various outlets, ever cautious as to not push too hard too quickly.

As decades have passed, our society, largely due to the efforts of both communists and former Nazis, has degraded morally, divided racially and ethnically thus providing the need for more and more government control. At the same time these “agents” have slipped into positions within corporations, government and media, all collectively working toward the same goal, pushing their agendas only so hard as not to foment a coordinated resistance.

So here we are, the Bill of Rights no longer holds any meaning and the rest of the Constitution is nearly destroyed as well, how did so many not notice?  While people ponder the idea of whether or not an armed revolution is necessary, they need to understand that if that is what they choose to do they would be “counter-revolutionaries” not “revolutionaries”.

The fact is, this is all easily provable, this article serves only as a summary of what happened.

As Patriot Groups Continue To Rise The Mainstream Media Falls

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As patriot groups such as the Tea Party, Oath Keepers, and others have gained an increasing number of supporters and political might, the mainstream news is steadily losing credibility. A Pew Research study from last year has shown that media viewers are growing ever more skeptical of what media outlets portray as accurate information.  It is no secret that patriot groups have ridiculed what they call the “liberal media” like MSNBC, CBS, ABC, etc., but now even conservative favorite Fox News is getting looked upon with skepticism.

Though libertarians tend to avoid mainstream news altogether, Fox News has raised eyebrows with conservatives over it’s nearly complete failure to cover the Two Million Bikers to D.C. rally on September 11th to counter the Million Muslim March on the same day in the nation’s capitol. While social media such as Facebook was in a frenzy over the rally, Fox News barely mentioned it and on the show The Five, a conservative co-host even mocked it. After a flurry of outrage on social media, nearly every mainstream news outlet has now at least ran a story online but only local affiliates have shown any footage of the event.

It is becoming clear that not only are people upset with their government, but a massive awakening to a largely controlled mainstream media is furthering their distrust especially after several scandals last spring involving Justice Department harrassment of journalists. Topping that off is the ongoing scandal of the IRS unfairly targeting patriot and Tea Party groups.

In all this, what the mainstream news has kept a tight lid on is the militia movement that has spread like wildfire in every state in the Union. Notably, the Light Foot Militia, which has been interviewed by ABC’s Nightline and appeared in photo-blogs on MSNBC and Reuters, has spread across the nation with groups forming in over a dozen states after being founded in northern Idaho in 2009. Across the nation, numerous other militias like Gilberton, Pennsylvania Police Chief Mark Kessler’s Constitutional Security Force have sprouted and grown in ways not seen since the Declaration of Independance.

As American’s rights are continually stripped away by an overgrown Federal Government that erodes those rights in the name of combating terrorism while the same government now funds the very terrorists the goverment claims to be protecting us from, almost no one is buying it anymore, especially from the mouths of the media. These are certainly dangerous times we live in.

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