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

Houthis Officially Take on Saudi Forces

(PressTV) – Houthi fighters say they have opened a front against Saudi Arabia in northern Yemen, as the Saudi invaders reportedly step up their offensives against the Shia population. Continue reading

Colombia and America’s War on Drugs

(GlobalResearch) – Since their systemic targeting of producer nations through militarized methods of eradication, state officials in Washington have regularly shown consistent inaccuracies when concerning the effectiveness and validity of its so-called ‘war on drugs’. Continue reading

Video: Richard Gage AIA on New Zealand National Television

This may be the first time the evidence assembled by Gage and others in the 9/11 truth movement has been presented with the gravity and respect it deserves by any mainstream news broadcaster. Continue reading

Ray McGovern: NYC 9/11 Trial Will Shine the Lights on the Roots of Terrorism

(AlterNet) – As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other alleged 9/11 conspirators go to trial, the corporate media’s embargo on the truth about the Bush years will be under great strain. Continue reading

It’s already too late to shut the door on GM foods

(NaturalNews) – A report from the British Royal Society has been released that urges support for genetically-modified foods by the British public in order to address what it deems the world’s growing demand for food. The report also reveals the disturbing reality about just how far genetically-modified (GM) foods have already penetrated the food supply in England, despite widespread public rejection of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) roughly a decade ago. Continue reading

Video: On The Edge with Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert

In this episode of On The Edge Keiser talks about the coming collapse of the U.S. dollar and why Americans need to start investing in gold. He also explains why India’s recent decision to purchase of 200 tons of gold was a wise one. Continue reading

Video: On the Record: Former FBI Agent Coleen Rowley Calls for a New 9/11 Investigation

Parts 2 and 3 of TheRealNews interview with Coleen Rowley are being reposted from Waarheid911’s blog entry of Part 1 on 10/23/2009. My comment there triggered a long discussion about controlled demolition, which unfortunately pushed these two important videos to the end of the section. Continue reading

Video: Hosts and Parasites – The Consequences of Default

Michael Hudson on Max Keiser – What happens when a country goes broke? Continue reading

Webinar Transcript: The War on the Dollar

Last week, I showed you the most shocking numbers I’ve seen in my lifetime: Continue reading

Video: On The Edge with Max Keiser and Paul Craig Roberts

In this enlightening episode of On The Edge Keiser talks with former assistant secretary of the treasury Paul Craig Roberts. The segment with Roberts is very in depth, during it, Roberts talks about his most recent column titled, “U.S. Joins the Ranks of Failed States”. Continue reading

Get Tough on 9/11 Crime

Last Friday, I was motivated to take a local action here in California. It is my first action in a campaign I am starting to “Get Tough On 9/11 Crime”. Those words are in the mainstream, and used by our politicians, and now I am adopting them in my quest to focus attention upward, toward those responsible for the events of September 11th. Continue reading

Spying on Americans: The Bipartisan National Security State

The bipartisan consensus that encourages unaccountable secret state agencies to illegally spy on the American people under color of a limitless, and highly profitable, “war on terror” was dealt a (minor) blow October 13. Continue reading

Video: Russia Today – Daniel Sunjata Wants a New 9/11 Investigation

In an exclusive interview with RT, “Rescue Me” Actor Daniel Sunjata explains his demand for a new 9/11 independent investigation. He says truth will reveal September 11th was an inside job. Continue reading

CIA: Osama Helped Bush in ‘04

Editor’s Note: A new book by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge describes how Bush administration insiders pressed for an escalation in the color-coded threat level the weekend before the 2004 election following a released videotape of Osama bin Laden denouncing George W. Bush. Continue reading

Video: Alex Jones on ‘On The Edge’ with Max Keiser

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Biological Warfare and the National Security State

The history of bioweapons research in the United States is a history of illicit–and illegal–human experiments.

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The Start Of The Second American Revolution?

For a long time people have been asking why Americans are not up in arms, screaming and shouting about their fast disappearing liberties along with the continuous passage of legislation that they vehemently oppose, from the banker bailout, to the cap and trade bill, to Obamacare. Well now they are screaming and shouting – and if the momentum continues to build, this rebellion could the spark to ignite the second American revolution. Continue reading

U.S.- Canada Border Security and Military Integration

Under the pretext of the war on terror and through initiatives such as the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), as well as other commitments, there has been an ongoing effort to further harmonize North American security priorities. Continue reading

Preparing the Battlefield – The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran

Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources. These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership. Continue reading

Making Illegal Spying Legal – Holder Refuses to Call Warrantless Spying Illegal

In probably the most disturbing testimony to hit Capitol Hill since Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Judiciary Committee in May and refused to rule out lawless detention or to agree that government officials can sometimes be prosecuted for their crimes, on Wednesday Holder appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and, among much else, refused five times to agree that warrantless spying is illegal and unconstitutional. Continue reading

Suspect detained over ‘extremist’ bumper sticker

A Louisiana driver has been stopped and detained for having a “Don’t Tread on Me” bumper sticker on his vehicle and warned by a police officer about the “subversive” message it sent, according to the driver’s relative.

The situation developed in the small town of Ball, La., where a receptionist at the police department told WND she knew nothing about the traffic stop, during which the “suspect” was investigated for “extremist” activities, the relative said. Continue reading