States of Paralysis: America’s Surrender to the Spectacle of Terror

“When our fears have all been serialized, our creativity censured, our ideas “marketplaced,” our intelligence sloganized, our strength downsized, our privacy auctioned; when the theatricality, the entertainment value, the marketing of life is complete, we will find ourselves living not in a nation but in a consortium of industries, and wholly un-intelligible to ourselves except for what we see as through a screen darkly.” -Toni Morrison

(Truthout) – As the link between the media and corporate power becomes more integrated, the visual theater of terror mimics the politics of the “official” war on terror. Echoing the discourse of the “official” war on terror, the violence of extremist groups as well as state-sanctioned and corporate violence are understood almost exclusively within the discourse of moral absolutes pitting good against evil. Whether it is former President George W. Bush’s claim, “You are either with us or against us,” or Osama bin Laden’s injunction, “You are either a believer or an infidel,” this is a repressive binary logic that not only comes from the mouth of too many politicians, but also saturates the media.

Within the current spectacle of politics, fear and the rhetoric of terror prevail. Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, lashes out at leftist critics suggesting they are both losers and drug users. As Glenn Greenwald points out, Gibbs seems to be in denial over a number of substantive criticisms of the Obama administration raised by the left, including the fact they have “done so little about crisis-level unemployment, foreclosures and widespread economic misery,” exhibited an “endless devotion to Wall Street,” expanded “a miserable, pointless and unwinnable war that is entering its ninth year…. claimed the power to imprison people for life with no charges and to assassinate American citizens without due process, intensified the secrecy weapons and immunity instruments abused by his predecessor, … found all new ways of denying habeas corpus…. granted full-scale legal immunity to those who committed serious crimes in the last administration [and] failed to fulfill – or affirmatively broken – promises ranging from transparency to gay rights. Continue reading

Video: On the Edge with Max Keiser and Alex Jones

(PressTV) – On the Edge from Friday, July 23rd with Alex Jones to talk about the surveillance state now being reported in Mainstream Media. Continue reading

Video: Alex Jones Tv Special Sunday Edition – Obama Deception Censored by NSA/CIA Controlled Google!!

“The Obama Deception was getting more and more popular, and the establishment doesn’t like the fact that it exposes the Left-Right paradigm and identifies Obama as a puppet,” said Alex Jones. Continue reading

Video: The 10th Amendment Quiz (Don’t Tread On Me) – Gary Franchi

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(DOTM) – In this video quiz series, you’ll be tested on a series of questions pertaining to information presented in the film “Don’t Tread On Me: Rise of the Republic.” Video Link Here @ Youtube Channel

Don’t Tread On Me: Unifying a Movement

(RestoreTheRepublic) – In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, thirteen separate and sovereign colonies joined forces to overthrow the oppressive taxation, monetary policy and police state of the distant and detached British kingdom.

“Join or Die” was the famous slogan seen in Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette in 1754. The image featured a snake cut into eight sections to represent the English colonies. Originally intended to unite the colonies during the French Indian War, the image was later adapted to unite the colonies against the British. Once unified against a common enemy, another familiar image appeared, the image of a coiled snake ready to strike and the words “Don’t Tread on Me”.

In the same spirit, and for the same reasons as the founders of old, 192 cities in 42 states are erecting the “Don’t Tread on Me” banner and gearing up for the next revolution, not by firing bullets but by hosting screenings of the latest film from producers Gary Franchi and William Lewis, “Don’t Tread On Me: Rise of the Republic”. – Continue reading

Video: Inflation, Debt, and Wish-it-were-so Economics

On January 26, 2010, Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever was a panelist on “On the Line” (CTS) with host Christine Williams.

In these excerpts, Paul and the panel discuss inflation, debt, and economics experts who believe an economy can be kept healthy by encouraging people to convince themselves that it is healthy. Continue reading

How the US Government Created the ‘Drug Problem’ in the USA

“The bottom line on this whole business has not yet been written.”
Eighteenth-century German philosopher Georg Friedrich Hegel long ago developed, among other things, what he called the principle of “thesis, antithesis, synthesis” to explain the process of deliberately enacted social disorder and change as a road to power. To achieve a desired result, one deliberately creates a situation (“thesis,”) devises a “solution,” to solve the “problems” created by that situation (“antithesis,”) with the final result being the ultimate goal of more power and control (“synthesis.”) It is unsurprising Karl Marx and his disciples like Lenin and Trotsky, as well as the US government in its so-called War On Drugs, made this process a keystone of their drive for total control of all individual actions that, in their views, were not, in Mussolini s terms, “inside the state” and thus controllable by the same. Continue reading