“WAR is a racket…It always has been.A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortune.” – US Marine General Smedley Butler. General Butler
My friend and occasional co-author, Paul Craig Roberts, wrote an compelling Fourth of July essay to give us all something to think about as the political and corporate elitists tighten the noose around our collective necks:
July 4, 2018, is the 242 anniversary of the date chosen to stand as the date the 13 British colonies declared independence. According to historians, the actual date independence was declared was July 2, 1776, with the vote of the Second Continental Congress. Other historians have concluded that the Declaration of Independence was not actually signed until August 2.
For many living in the colonies the event was not the glorious one that is presented in history books. There was much opposition to the separation, and the “loyalists” were killed, confiscated, and forced to flee to Canada. Some historians explain the event not as a great and noble enterprise of freedom and self-government, but as the manipulations of ambitious men who saw opportunity for profit and power.
For most Americans today the Fourth of July is a time for fireworks, picnics, and a patriotic speech extolling those who “fought for our freedom” and for those who defended it in wars ever since. These are feel good speeches, but most of them make very little sense…
A fact that you will NEVER hear on Fox News or CNN or in favorite mainstream media “news” source is that name “Homeland Security” is the same name used by Hitler’s Nazi regime. I find it quite amusing that neocons and liberals alike equally endorse the implementation of the same type of population control measures employed by the Third Reich. Et tu?
My good friend Paul Craig Roberts is a Patriot in the true definition of the word because he is a former high level Government official and policy planner who has devoted a large part of his time toward an attempt to expose the truth about what’s really going on behind the proverbial “curtain” that has been erected between the DC/Wall Street Mafia and the mainstream public.
His latest article discusses John Perkins’ “Diary of an Economic Hitman,” which describes the process by the U.S. Government has been taking control and looting lesser developed nations for decades. The same tactics are now being applied to some of the smaller EU countries.
I would add to this that I strongly believe that the U.S. has been attempting to destabilize and gain control of both Russia and China and that it is this hubris that will eventually result in the outbreak of WW3. Ironically, the United States’ “war on terror” is being conducted by the most dangerous terrorist Government in the world.
John B Wells hosted me on his “Caravan To Midnight” for the quickest two hours of my day. Caravan To Midnight is a late-night internet radio show covering a wide range of topics which include current events, politics, conspiracy theories and unexplainables. This is the second time I’ve been on his program. John B and crew take a refreshing and entertaining approach to goal of audience enlightenment. Both times I’ve been on his show the two hours seemed to last 10 minutes.
In the two-part podcast linked below, we discuss several current topics including the war on cash, the war on gold and the systemic decay of the United States, among some other timely/controversial topics.
I just wonder if people still have the desire for privacy…I don’t mind a fight – I don’t even mind a fight that I can’t win…I’m okay with that if it’s a righteous fight. The only fight you don’t want to get into is an unrighteous fight because you can’t fight with everything you’ve got if you’re in the wrong. But I really wonder if the citizens of this country and of the world have the desire to really live free. – John B
Wall Street was a big scam when I worked there in 1990’s. The difference between then and now is that the bank personnel who’s job it is to enforce financial regulations and compliance are now in on the scam too. They don’t want you to adhere to the law because it affects their bonus. Wall St. and DC have lapsed into unfettered corruption.
I was raised believing there was right and wrong and you were supposed to do your best to do what was right. I’m not a guy who’s terrorized by the idea of sin but it was not cool to do things that were wrong. Well, when I got to Wall St. it was not uncool to do things that were wrong as long as it helped the bonus a little. But now it’s cool to do things that are completely wrong because it leads to a gigantic bonus. – Dave Kranzler – PART 1:
At the beginning of Part 1, John B had asked me what I thought had changed in the last several weeks that acted as the catalyst to cause the stock market to begin falling apart. We got around to addressing that question in Part 2:
The Government is sensing that it’s run out of room to print another $5 trillion and it needs the money it takes in from selling Treasury bonds for the war on terror, the war on Russia, the war on terror the war on Middle East, the war on China – they need that money for an agenda that does not include saving the middle class. “Whatever is coming that’s going to hit, when it hits it’s going to be a whole lot tougher on the middle class than 2008:”