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2008 JULY 19 – JULY 25

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Lack of physical activity causes mental decline. Natural News 2008 July 25 (Cached)

China: During Olympics, protesters will be kept in pens. Guardian 2008 Julu 24 (Cached)

Google launched rival to Wikipedia.
Breitbart 2008 July 24 (Cached)

Moon walker says aliens exist and that governments have covered up the truth. News.com.au 2008 July 24 (Cached)

China: Property values fall by more than 40%. Many are abandoning homes because they owe more than worth. Epoch Times 2008 July 23 (Cached)

Ron Paul explains how the bailout of the housing industry will impact the economy. You need to know this to prepare for the inflation that is coming.
YouTube
2008 April 23

US: Plane carrying Ron Paul makes forced landing due to loss of cabin pressure. No reason to suspect foul play. CNN 2008 July 22 (Cached)

China: Mass arrests underway as Beijing prepares for Olympics. Epoch Times 2008 July 22 (Cached)

General Motors and Ford face 46% chance of bankruptcy, says finance expert, and situation getting worse. Bloomberg 2008 July 22 (Cached)

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. reports on the link between vaccines and Autism in children.
Brasscheck
2008 July 21

American scientists warned not to read scientific paper that questions global warming.
Register
2008 July 21 (Cached)

Does Ron Paul still have a chance for the Republican Party nomination? DVDs for Delegates is a project aimed at accomplishing exactly that. Learn about it here. YouTube 2008 July 19


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US: Court says Bush can indefinitely detain civilians in military prisons. Cryptogon Posted 2008 July 19 (Cached)

Merrill Lynch, U.S. largest brokerage house, reports $4.9 billion loss - 4th quarterly loss in a row. CNN Money Posted 2008 July 19 (Cached)

GOP cyber-security expert says Diebold (vote-machine manufacturer) tampered with 2002 election. Raw Story Posted 2008 July 19 (Cached)

Louisiana becomes the 21st state to reject the U.S. federal Real ID Act. Privacy Lives Posted 2008 July 19 (Cached)

HELP WANTED. Several weeks ago we reported on the declaration made by Russell Means on behalf of the Lakota Indians to break away from the United States and form their own nation. I said this was classic Leninist strategy for conquest called "national liberation" and that we didn't think it was a good idea for America and especially not for the Lakotah Indians. I mentioned that I had written an analysis of this strategy in 1969 called More Deadly than War and offered to send a transcript to anyone who wanted to read it. We have had many requests and would like to post it to our web site but, unfortunately, the publication is not in electronic form. We are looking for a volunteer to enter the text into a word processor. The printed booklet is 32 pages in length. If you can help with this, please contact me at gedward.griffin@verizon.net.

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FROM OUR READERS


WHAT'S WRONG WITH PASTORS HELPING TO DISARM THE PUBLIC UNDER MARTIAL LAW?
I'm a pastor of a Christian church. I watched the video about Christian pastors being recruited to help disarm the public after Hurricane Katrina. I got the feeling from the video that this was a bad thing. But I'm confused as to why it is a bad thing to disarm people who are panicked and therefore dangerous to one another. It seems that Christians particularly should be people who would be okay with being unable to defend themselves. After all, Christ commanded Peter to put his sword away, and early Christians went to the lions rather than defend themselves. Maybe you could help me understand why it is so important that we not let the government take away our guns..
Keith McAliley
Frankfort, Kentucky

REPLY FROM GEG:
Hello Keith.
Rather than attempt an answer myself, I feel that your question is so important that we should post it to our news page and invite reader response. Thank you for writing.

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CENSORSHIP ALIVE AND WELL IN AMERICA
Mr. Griffin,
I thought I would share this tidbit with you, as it is your uploaded video (Katanga, the Untold Story of U.N. Betrayal) to Google that I shared in this post to the History Channel that was deleted. I find it stunning that I'm censored almost always anywhere on-line where I share the 6 minute clip of Ezra Taft Benson, too explosive perhaps to be tolerated? At any rate, thank you so much for your great information, your many years of exposing the "hidden things of darkness" that must come to light.

Here is a post I sent out recently explaining the complete censorship of videos on the Internet: (Click here to see the complete post.)
Shaun Knapp

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THE BANKS VS A SOLVENT UNITED STATES
I'm writing about what I believe is the strategy of the banking elite. Up to now I've heard that America will be destroyed by the personal and national debt that makes our self destructive economy run. It suddenly occurred to me that that's the whole point.

America has been used and the general public have not been asked whether or not they approve. America has been used to force the third world into insurmountable debt (See John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hitman). Third World countries have been corrupted into taking huge national loans that create debt that cannot possibly be serviced by their economies. As a result, the countries default and give up their natural resources and the labour of their citizens for the benefit of multinational corporations who's only consideration is the bottom line. Wars are even run by corporations now, and the bill is paid by US citizens. I've understood that fact but I hadn't gone any further into the subject. The question I suddenly asked myself is "Why?" and here's what I've come up with:

I've always had the impression that Americans felt themselves invincible and the Republic would survive because God wanted it that way and the Costitution guaranteed it.... but America is the last great threat to the banking elite and that threat must be removed. What America has done to the Third World is now being visited on America. America is being financially raped by corporations and the national debt is growing at an almost exponential rate.... That's the plan.

America cannot survive in their eyes. America, as a country wields the only force left in the world capable of stopping the banks. As a result America, after being used to subvert the third world, will now be tossed aside in favour of globalization. The political "Gondwannaland" created by merging every country in the world will be managed by district from a central governing core "Board of Directors". Corporations will take ownership of continents and the inhabitants will do their bidding or be destroyed. All that matters is that the few at the top control everything.

Is America next? Am I wrong? If not, what can we do about it? How do we motivate the citizenry to actually revolt? There isn't much time.

Yours truly,
Steve Salken

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VIDEO IS TRUE BUT TOO VULGAR
I so appreciate your website and insight into all that is transpiring in these seemingly “last days”. I love G. Edward Griffin and his ability to expound on complex and profound topics. I read both The Creature from Jekyll Island and World Without Cancer . . . both excellent, excellent books!

However, I just want to make a comment on the Brasscheck video about Blackwater on this last Unfiltered News. Of course, the information is shocking and unbelievable, but I know true . . . so why is it that inevitably the producers need to be vulgar? I just don’t get it. I would love to pass on information like this but feel hesitant because of the one statement—I found very offensive. It’s not spoken, but written on one of the frames.

I know this is not your content, but if it could be cut or something, it would be so much more of an effective tool to share with others—in my humble opinion, that is.

Thank you so very much for what you do. God bless and keep you all,
Chris Holford
Grand Rapids, MI

REPLY:

Hello Chris.
I totally agree with you. Unfortunately, we are not able to alter video when it comes from another source. We either accept it as it is or pass over it. In this case, we felt that the information was too important to omit. Thanks for your good sense and good taste.
Ed Griffin

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IS "INTERNET NEUTRALITY" A DECEPTIVE PHRASE? Reader says it really means political control of the Internet to stifle competition with Google and AT&T. Read his letter here.

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SHOULD WE SUPPORT RUSSELL MEANS AND THE LAKOTA INDIANS?
We have received several inquiries about why we have not urged the support of Russell Means who has called for separation of the Lakota Indians from the United States. In outline form, here is the reason. (If you are in a hurry and don't have time for the details, I suggest you jump ahead and read just the last two paragraphs, starting with item six.)

1. Russell Means is considered to be a founder of the American Indian Movement; although, in later years after a split developed between him and the organization, AIM went to considerable length to distance itself from Means and to downplay his role.

2. AIM has, from its beginning, been closely aligned with Marxists who have pursued the classical Leninist strategy of dividing a target nation into splinter regions through a revolutionary strategy called War of National Liberation. This calls for identifying a religious, ethnic, or racial group within a target nation that can be mobilized on the basis of some grievance against the government or the ruling class. There usually are plenty of legitimate grievances to draw upon, but the strategy calls for making them worse and, if possible, even to create new ones. The objective is, not reform, but bitterness, hatred, violence, and territorial division. This strategy has been used in one variation or another in many countries, and it is easy to identify if you know the rules by which they play. AIM has always played by those rules, and its Leninist orientation is clearly visible. (If you would like more information about this strategy, please contact me at ge.griffin@verizon.net, and I’ll be glad to send you the transcript of a video I produced on that topic some years ago entitled: “More Deadly Than War; The Blueprint for Communist Revolution in America.”)

3. After being caught up in this movement in the beginning, Means eventually rejected the Leninist influence and, after a protracted period of disagreement with other leaders, resigned from AIM. Actually, the organization was quick to repudiate him and, in one of its press releases, claimed that he had resigned no less than six times, so we can well imagine what conflict went on at the leadership level.

4. There is no doubt that much of that conflict centered around the ideology of Communism. While his former comrades remained faithful to traditional Marxist/Leninist strategies and slogans, Means began to speak out against them. In a speech delivered in July 1980 at the International Survival Gathering in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Means said in no uncertain terms that Marxism was not the solution for the grievances of his people. The enemy, he said, was not even capitalism. It was European culture. Here is a sampling of his remarks:

“Capitalists, at least, can be relied upon to develop uranium as fuel only at the rate at which they can show a good profit. That's their ethic, and maybe that will buy some time. Marxists, on the other hand, can be relied upon to develop uranium fuel as rapidly as possible simply because it's the most "efficient" production fuel available. That's their ethic, and I fail to see where it's preferable. Like I said, Marxism is right smack in the middle of the European tradition. It's the same old song. … The only manner in which American Indian people could participate in a Marxist revolution would be to join the industrial system, to become factory workers, or "proletarians," as Marx called them. The man was very clear about the fact that his revolution could occur only through the struggle of the proletariat, that the existence of a massive industrial system is a precondition of a successful Marxist society. … So, in order for us to really join forces with Marxism, we American Indians would have to accept the national sacrifice of our homeland; we would have to commit cultural suicide and become industrialized and Europeanized. … Marxism has something of a history. Does this history bear out my observations? I look to the process of industrialization in the Soviet Union since 1920 and I see that … the territory of the USSR used to contain a number of tribal peoples and they have been crushed to make way for the factories. The Soviets refer to this as "the National Question," the question of whether the tribal peoples had a right to exist as people; and they decided the tribal peoples were an acceptable sacrifice to industrial needs. I look to China and I see the same thing. I look to Vietnam and I see Marxists imposing an industrial order and rooting out the indigenous tribal mountain people. … I hear a leading Soviet scientist saying that when the uranium is exhausted, then alternatives will be found. I see the Vietnamese taking over a nuclear power plant abandoned by the U.S. military. Have they dismantled and destroyed it? No, they are using it. I see China exploding nuclear bombs, developing nuclear reactors, and preparing a space program in order to colonize and exploit the planets the same as the Europeans colonized and exploited this hemisphere. It's the same old song, but maybe with a faster tempo this time. … I do not believe that capitalism itself is really responsible for the situation in which American Indians have been declared a national sacrifice. No, it is the European tradition; European culture itself is responsible.” (See: http://www.dickshovel.com/Banks.html.)

5. So, it’s clear why Russell Means does not get along with his former comrades who continue to have an affinity to Marxist-style collectivism. However, in spite of the fact that, more recently, he has supported the Libertarian Party and the Ron Paul presidential campaign, I can find nothing in his words or actions that reveal an clearly defined attitude about collectivism in general. The Libertarian Party embraces people from a wide range of ideological conviction, including collectivists who are merely expressing disgust for the leadership of the other parties. I would hope that Means' affinity to the heritage of his ancestors would raise him above that, but I am mindful that the Indian tradition also contains strong elements of collectivism. I would like to have the opportunity someday to talk with him about this. However, until we know where he stands on the conflict between collectivism and individualism, we cannot automatically assume that he is a champion of freedom.

6. Adding to this need for caution is the fact that Means is calling for secession of the Lakota Indians from the United States and has appealed to that great collectivist assembly of totalitarianism, the UN, for moral, legal, and possibly physical assistance. He has asked for a seat in the General Assembly. While any freedom-seeking person with common sense would be working to get the U.S. out of the U.N., Means is working to get out of the U.S. and into the U.N.

This is the reason we did not jump on the Russell Means bandwagon. He may not be a Marxist/Leninist, but he still appears to be promoting the strategy of so-called national liberation, and he is seeking to align himself with the U.N., arguably the worst bunch of dictators and despots the world has ever known. I don’t see how anything good can come out of that, certainly not for the Lakota Indians.

RESPONSE FROM JOHN SAMBDMAN:
Mr. Griffin,
I have read your concerns regarding a cautious support of Russell Means and the Lakotah Indians. Initially, I was encouraged by his efforts to establish a sovereign nation within US borders, especially since it would give me somewhere to go if our government became too oppressive. I understand your misgivings of his appeal to the UN, but what other avenue is available to him if he is to essentially force the USA to give up nearly 5 states and possibly as many as 11?

They have no means of forcing acceptance and as you say those without power cannot defend liberty. Ideally, I would like to see them succeed without an appeal and possible dependence on the UN. Have you approached Russell means and how would you suggest he proceed?

There are several other states entertaining secession, perhaps we could forge our own International body of liberty minded nations and states akin to the UN but instead working to promote individual liberty and standing in the way of governmental oppression of individual rights. I have been suggesting to those around me to start our own nation and attract liberty minded individuals to move there akin to Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”. I believe an environment where one can live unmolested by government and free to innovate would lead to real world solutions to our energy crisis among other problems. Unrestricted Hemp production comes to mind. (No I am not a pothead, I have never taken marijuana or any other recreational drug). I look forward to your thoughts on these topics. I have enjoyed your books and Freedom Force International is a breath of fresh air in what is quickly becoming an oppressive environment.
Sincerely,
John Sambdman

REPLY FROM GEG:
I believe that, at the present time, the only possibility of success is to create a freedom movement among the Lakotah Indians dedicated to the recapture of their state and local governments through Constitutional means. That, of course, is the mission of Freedom Force. I see no reason to consider a solution for Indians different than the solution for the rest of us. We are all Americans now and must work to build a united effort, not one that will divide us further. I have not had an opportunity to talk to Russell Means about this but would welcome the opportunity.

The idea of a new nation is appealing, but I have no idea where it would be. It would not be within the current United States without a second Civil War – which is not a very good idea. Thanks for your interest in this topic.
          

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