2008 JULY 5 Ė JULY 11
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approves bill to once again expand government power to wire tap phone calls
and emails of citizens - to protect against terrorism, of course.
NY Times 2008 July 10 (Cached)
US: Outbreak of
salmonella spreads, linked to tomatoes, chili peppers and Salsa.
BBC 2008 July 10 (Cached)
rose 53% in June, bank seizures triple. Bloomberg 2008
July 10 (Cached)
countries are dumping U.S. Dollars, The Bank of Israel begins buying $100
million per day. Stated reason is to prevent the Israeli Shekel from being
too strong. Jerusalem Post 2008 July 10 (Cached)
Reserve Chairman expects economic downturn to continue for at least another
year. As a solution, he wants more power to expand the money supply, which is
what caused the problem in the first place. NY Times 2008
July 9 (Cached)
Earthquake may have destroyed largest military armory. Epoch
Times 2008 July 9 (Cached)
filters out any information that is contrary to the Gore/UN view of Global
Warming. Orwell's 1984 is here. CBS News 2008 July
Iraq gets booted by the military for photographing grizzly aftermath of
attack. They don't want Americans to lose enthusiasm for the war.
Alternet 2008 July 5 (Cached)
US: After $2.5
trillion has been spent on a so-called War on Drugs, police and drug
traffickers have benefited, and drugs are everywhere. That's because the
operation is a cover for other not-so-praiseworthy agendas. LA
Times 2008 July 5 (Cached)
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New Texas law
requires computer repairmen to be licensed private investigators. In future,
technicians may be required to examine your hard disk and report to the
government - to find terrorists, of course.
CW33 Posted 2008 July 5 (Cached)
from World Bank says biofuels have caused the world food crisis.
Guardian Posted 2008 July 5 (Cached)
OPEC chief says
that, if attack on Iran causes Iran to stop exporting oil to the U.S. (of
course they will), there is no way to make up the shortfall. $10 per gallon
comes to mind. Daily Star Posted 2008 July 5 (Cached)
US: Starbucks to
close 500 more stores in wake of economic slump. BBC
Posted 2008 July 5 (Cached)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and Iíll be
glad to send you the transcript of a video I produced on that topic some
years ago entitled: ďMore Deadly Than War; The Blueprint for Communist Revolution
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:
ďCapitalists, 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. Ö 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. Ö 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. Ö 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 Ö 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. Ö 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. Ö 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.Ē (See: http://www.dickshovel.com/Banks.html.)
5. So, itís 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 donít see how anything good can come out of that, certainly not for
the Lakota Indians.
IT'S ALL FOR MY SECURITY
A satirical poem © June 16, 2008 by G. Edward Griffin
I woke up Sunday morning (Fatherís Day)
with a silly limerick running through my head. It was a satirical comment on
how Boobus Amricanus is so willing to give up liberty in return for
the false hope of security against terrorism. I couldnít get it out of my
head so, after dinner, I began to play with the words and eventually produced
a first draft. Because satire often communicates an idea more forcefully
than dull documentation and logical argument, I am publishing it to see if it
has any such utility. I hope you will find it useful with your friends who
donít yet get it.
Itís more than mortal man can bear.
Those terrorists are everywhere:
on land and sea and in the air.
Network TV bill of fare
daily warns us to prepare
for bugs and bombs and poison air
and other things enough to scare
the bravest man to deep despair.
They hate our freedom so weíre told,
our way of life so uncontrolled,
our rich, our poor, our young, our old.
I guess their hatred just takes hold
and burrows in and makes them bold
enough to kill and spend their gold
and set in motion plans untold
to get us ALL, Ö or so weíre told.
Seems strange to me they donít resent
the other guys who represent
a way of life with free consent
or those who are benevolent.
The only ones they seem intent
to devastate to great extent
are those whos aero-planes were sent
to bomb their homes with such torment.
Never mind, the war will stay.
Weíre going to fight this all the way.
But thereís a price we have to pay
to keep the enemy at bay.
Let our leaders take away
our lives and liberty TODAY,
and then our fears will go away
that theyíll be lost some future day.
My phone is tapped. My mail is read.
They know the thoughts inside my head.
The money I deposited
is now reported to the Fed.
They chip my hand, dispense my bread.
I think they watch me go to bed.
I donít object. Iím glad instead
to be controlled until Iím dead.
And so I very happily
let them take my liberty.
No matter what they do to me,
itís all for my security.
You see, you see, you see?
Iím just as glad as I can be
to let them take my liberty.
No matter what they do to me,
itís all for my security.
THE RON PAUL REVOLUTION MUST BE TRANSFORMED
A slow down in enthusiasm is to be expected after a hard push to elect the
right man has been defeated by the machinery of society that has been taken
over by a handful of rebels against the constitution. But let me make a few
observations concerning the post Ron Paul Campaign:
1. This is what happens when all the energy of a movement is focused on an
individual instead of the principles behind the individual.
2. The shut down of enthusiasm shows that most people are still not
capable of figuring out the severity of our predicament in the world.
3. For instance, lawful constitutional government will not return to American
soil by the use of democracy or elections for that was the instrument that
destroyed lawful constitutional government to start with. Therefore why would
we hope in the system that corrupted our nation? Democracy was hated by all
the founding fathers for this very reason.
4. The United States of America and every state in the union was constituted
upon the foundation of the Principles of Property. And I bet very few of the
Ron Paul supporters can tell you what those principles are. They are
found in the First and Second Treatise of Government by John Locke, written
in 1689. Thomas Jefferson said that all American Liberty is based upon the
work of John Locke and Algernon Sidney.
5. The election of Ron Paul would not have returned lawful
government to America. It would have been a small step in the right
direction but most things would have remained the same even with Ron
Paul as President. 6. Ron Paul's own words is to "spread the
7. How many of us can really tell someone what Ron Paul's message was?
Most will say "get out of Iraq, sound money, non-intervention, get rid
of the IRS, get rid of the Federal Reserve." All good stuff but not much
real substance regarding why, and how. The American people were not able
to receive his message. They were programmed to reject his message. The people
of America must be reprogrammed with the truth in order to restore real
lawful government to this land.
8. Ron Paul nor any other presidential candidate past, present or future can
do that. The people must do that!
9. Let's be honest, Ron Paul made a lot of mistakes in his campaign and
he was just a good candidate but not perfect.
10. So what will return lawful government to this land? You will, I
will, all of us together will. It is God's will that we live free in a
lawfully constructed and maintained government, even in these last days.
Avoid all that say otherwise for they know not the God of our fathers.
11. The whole purpose of Ron Paul running for office was not to win but to
start a movement based upon the principles of property that will continue in all
of us long after he has left the stage.
12. Further, Ron Paul ran for President to form a nation wide network which
can elect other candidates reflecting the same Principles of Property and
respond to other problems.
13. Therefore, stay together locally to encourage one another and teach your
neighbors about liberty and stay on line in a network with other Ron Paul
Meetups so we will be ready for anything.
That is why we at the Silver Eagle Taphouse Ron Paul Meetup are developing a
course called the One Hour Patriot to be taught to one and all who come to
our Meetup group. It will be precise, short, and comprehensive with the aim
to de-brainwash the American slave and restore them to the status of
sovereign person knowing the extent of their liberties and responsibilities
in this world. This course will debut for the first time at the Austin -
San Antonio FREEDOM TOUR at the Taphouse. True Liberty comes when it is
perceived in the minds of the people. And it simply is not
perceived in the mind of Americans today. It will not return unless those of
us who know what these principles are teach them to millions. This is a big
job and we cannot do it alone. We need each other but this effort is a lot
more fun and exciting than watching someone else run for president and hoping
against better judgment that tyrants will abandon their strangle hold on
America merely because we win an election.
Therefore, encourage your membership to stay together and hold classes on the
Principles of Property so that the law will return to the courts, a
limitation of power and authority returns to congress and the monarchy
is destroyed in the executive branch.
is not enough.
Freedom Force awaits you here.
A 3-hour seminar that answers with a resounding NO. This seminar was
conducted by Mary Tocco, an educator on natural health with special expertise
in the side effects of vaccines. Her presentation has been seen by over
100,000 people and voted by viewers across the country as #1 on this topic.
She has packed 27 years of personal research into just three hours, and you
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she identifies the toxic components of vaccines, how they are related to
autism and other childhood disorders, how vaccines interfere with the
development of a normal immune system, and how infectious childhood diseases
had all but disappeared BEFORE vaccines were introduced as a result of
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the facts before you make the vaccine decision. (More)
THE FUTURE OF FOOD:
The Disturbing Truth about Genetically Modified Foods.
This documentary is an
investigation into unlabeled, genetically engineered foods that have quietly
filled our grocery stores for the past decade. It gives voice to farmers who
are under attack by the corporations that have created this technology. It
shows the grim health implications for an unsus-pecting population and
reveals how multinational corporations are seeking to control the world's
food system. (More)
WASHINGTON YOU'RE FIRED!
This documentary focuses
on the growing police state in America and shows how the Bill of Rights and
the Constitution literally have been cancelled by recent legislation and
executive orders. With the next crisis, the President will have power to
confiscate all private property including homes, cars, and money; all
commercial property; all means of transportation; and can round us up into
work brigades. Anyone who criticizes can be imprisoned without legal defense.
Presidents now have more dictatorial power than King George had when
Americans fought the Revolutionary War to rid themselves of him. This program
includes a plan for restoring the Constitution without armed revolution. (More)
STALIN, MAN OF
History Channel documentary is more than just a biography of one of the
worldís most notorious dictators and mass killers. It shows how, in spite of
incredible crimes against his own people, Stalin was hero worshiped by them.
This was possible because the masses were easily moved in time of crisis into
viewing him as the embodiment of their nation, and loyalty to country became
blurred with loyalty to leader. Vital lessons for today. (More)
The New Math of American Elections
This documentary shows how the elections of 2004 and 2006
were stolen and who did it. This is not a conspiracy theory. Itís the real
thing! The people who perpetrated this fraud remain in place to do the same
thing in 2008 Ė and every election thereafter. This has nothing to do with
Republicans vs. Democrats. It is about controlling the electoral process so
that the common citizen will never be able to break the grip of those who
control both major parties. This grip CAN be broken, but only if more
Americans become aware that it exists. Thatís where you come in. Acquire this
video and show it to your friends. (More)
STOP AMERICA'S #1
Vitamin C Deficiency Is the Origin of ALL Heart Disease.
sub-clinical scurvy, caused by a lack of Vitamin C, is the origin of all
heart and coronary disease. Does that mean everyone can be protected simply
by taking extra Vitamin C? Not quite. The first step is to eliminate those
conditions that deplete Vitamin C levels in the first place. Here is the
whole story told in fascinating detail. Simply stated, coronary disease is
preventable and reversible without drugs. (More)
SPOOKS, HOODS, & THE HIDDEN ELITE; Testimony of Chauncey Holt, member of the
JFK assassination team. This is
the confession, made eight days before his death, of a man who worked in the joint
service of organized crime and the CIA. Chauncey Holt tells why the Mob and
the CIA wanted JFK dead and how they carried out his assassination. One of
Holtís assignments was to create false ID papers for Lee Harvey Oswald who he
knew as a CIA undercover agent posing as a Castro supporter. Holt reveals
that there were several shooters, but Oswald wasnít one of them. He was set
up to take the blame and draw attention away from the real assassination
team. DVD. (More)
FILES ON JFK: The confession of James Files, the man who shot Kennedy. Speaking
from prison, James Files tells how he was recruited by a Chicago crime family
and worked with the CIA to assassinate JFK. He describes every step of the
plan, names the key players, and explains their motives. The FBI claims that
Files is not a credible witness; but you will be hard pressed to agree after
hearing hundreds of details that only could come from intimate knowledge of
the event and the players Ė including Jack Ruby and Lee Oswald. DVD. (More)
THE LATE GREAT U.S.A. The Coming Merger
with Mexico and Canada.
many people are still clinging to the belief that The U.S.will never give up
its sovereignty, the process already is far advanced. This is not just a
super highway between Mexico and Canada, but a total political, economic, and
military merger into what will be called the North American Union, identical
to the creation of the EU. Here are the chilling details of a plan being
implemented largely behind closed doors by global elitists to terminate the
United States. (More)
MAPS OF THE ANCIENT SEA KINGS Evidence
of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age.
makers thousands of years before
ancient Egypt knew locations and shapes of all the continents, even
Antarctica, which today lies beneath a deep covering of ice. How did they
THE REAL CHE GUEVARA AND THE USEFUL
IDIOTS WHO IDOLIZE HIM
MYTH: Man of the people, freedom
fighter, humanitarian, defender of the poor and oppressed. REALITY:
Cold-blooded murderer, sadistic torturer, materialist, godfather of
terrorism. You will shake your head at the brainwashed celebrities who
idolize him. (More)
DECEPTION WAS MY JOB
The Testimony of Yuri Bezmenov,
the son of a high-ranking Soviet officer, worked for the propaganda arm of
the KGB known as the Novasti Press Agency. One of his assignments was to
accompany journalists visiting the Soviet Union to make sure they did not
discover the truth about Soviet life. After becoming disillusioned with the
oppressive system, he escaped to the West at great risk to his life. In this
interview, conducted by G. Edward Griffin, Bezmenov tells how the Soviets
propagandized their own citizens; how he hoodwinked American journalists into
publishing Soviet propaganda, how slave laborers are concealed from foreign
visitors, and how he escaped to the West posing as an American hippie.
Includes many photographs brought with him on microfilm at the time of his
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