Weekend Update 09 – Economics 101: Small is Beautiful! Russell explains to us, yet again, why the math of the global bankers simply can’t work. Infinite expansionism violates natural law. Yet, there is an answer, a silver lining which we can all celebrate.
There are three points of view when it comes to the federal government:
1) Everything is more or less going along just fine. Sure we have some problems but we’ll work them out.
2) It’s too cumbersome and intrusive, taxes are excessive, the national debt is a disgrace, and our foreign policy is long on machismo and short on goodwill. The Democrats and Republicans got us into this mess and probably can’t get us out.
3) If you ignore it, it will go away.
Our recent presidential election took place in November of 2008. As usual, our so-called democracy basically gave us two choices.
The Democrats want an extensive, intrusive federal government to engineer social change and redistribute wealth. Higher taxes and more government involvement (intervention), thereby suffocating free enterprise and diminishing individual freedom. Their goal is to nurture (control) their subjects from cradle to grave.
The Republicans want a strong federal government to engineer endless economic growth and support a vast military-industrial complex. Increased military expenditures and more self-appointed international police action, thereby contributing to global strife and tarnishing our relationship with the rest of the world.
Both of these philosophies are extremely costly. Democrats and Republicans have driven our national debt up to nearly $12 trillion, and it continues to rise. Future generations will bear the burden for this insane federal spending recklessness.
If you’re enthusiastic about one of these two options, by all means stay the course.
But if you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place trying to choose the lesser of two evils, perhaps it’s time to unscrew your head back out of the sand and seek an alternative. Even though the media will try to convince you that a vote for anyone other than a Democrat or a Republican is a wasted vote, there are other alternatives.
The election process is meant to give the voters the illusion of a free democracy without actually having one.
The two major candidates for president, one Democrat and one Republican, are basically chosen by a handful of small states (the New Hampshire Primary, the Iowa Caucuses, etc.), then each of the candidates personally selects their respective running mate and potential successor.
To maintain their position of power and control, the two major political parties enacted election laws that have given them a decisive advantage over any emerging alternative philosophies.
Democrats and Republicans in Congress have awarded matching campaign funds to the two major political parties (themselves) while making it difficult for third parties to qualify for them. The candidates of these two parties are automatically placed on ballots in every state, while third party candidates must contend with legal quagmires on a state by state basis to get on ballots. And so on.
To anyone with a brain larger than a pinto bean this doesn’t seem like much of a democracy.
To make matter worse, the mass media focuses only on the two major political parties, as if they’re the only two points of view, further diminishing a free democracy.
There aren’t many choices when there are only two alternatives.
This unbalanced, unfair system wasn’t the result of evil intent. But government operates on endless compromise and those in power tend to manipulate the system to favor those in power. And the mass media goes along with it to maintain a positive relationship with those in power in order to obtain access.
Basically, the system is rigged.
The two parties in power have made it difficult for a third party to compete and the mass media has become their ally by promoting an illusion of a democracy, encouraging everyone to participate in the process under the mistaken premise that the public is apathetic rather than disgusted.
So the masses turn out every four years to do their civic duty and vote for the lesser of two evils. But a vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil and an illusion of a democracy is only an illusion.
A two-party system is not a democracy – it’s a closed system tightly controlled by the two parties in power. Anyone who enthusiastically supports such a system is perpetuating a narrow, unjust form of government.
Every citizen has three choices:
1) You can participate in a rigged system, giving legitimacy to that system, by voting for one of the two major candidates as usual. Be sure to pat yourself on the back for doing your civic duty.
2) You can vote for a third party candidate, preferably one that seeks to limit the power and scope of government, sending a message to the two major parties and the mass media that politics as usual is unacceptable. Be sure to pat yourself on the back for having a mind of your own.
3) You can choose to ignore your enslavement by ever increasing government forces and bang your head against the wall. Be sure to pat yourself on the back so you don’t swallow your gum.
Choose wisely. The fate of eternity is in your hands.
Bret Burquest is a former award-winning columnist and author of four novels. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Oops, now it looks like we’re in WAY over our heads. Twenty-One U.S. States discussing secession! Russ has been warning us for years that this would come, but now that it’s here, it’s so ugly, so pathetic. You still have a choice! You can still be free!
Listen to Russell and Alex Jones tell the Truth. It hurts, but we must learn about what corporate USA has done, we must prepare. Have you read about Posse Comitatus and what its extinction means to our liberty? Learn about the hideous scope of what’s being planned and implemented by our “government:” FEMA camps, forced relocation, massive unemployment and inflation. The internet is the last bastion of free speech left so be sure to share this video with your friends and families. They may not like the message, the warnings, but even less will they like waking up one morning and being shocked to discover that our precious America is truly changed, nay destroyed, forever! CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO
That is that… America has a New President – but, what did he say about tribes?
Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:18 PM CST
Listening to the Obama speech after his (late) inauguration, it is clear that he is a smooth talker – though evident that he heavily relies on the teleprompter… I listened very carefully to each and every word – and though I agreed with some and not with others – there was one comment in particular which should stand out as a warning to states, Indian tribes, and territories of America who pride themselves on their individual differences… Obama said:
“The lines of Tribe shall dissolve”
This is the fundamental problem with Obama and the Democrats – they believe that Central Government trumps State, Local, and Tribal governments… there is no lower level sovereignty – only cogs in the machine that make the federal government work.
Let me tell you why it is important that the line of tribe NOT dissolve.
* We are a nation of free individuals who CHOOSE to support a common goal – freedom, peace and prosperity.
* We are a nation who has a government – NOT a government who has a nation.
* We are a collective of individuals representing local differences – regional defining factors – specific needs and wants as a resident of our region and community – not a collective of drones.
The “melting pot” signifies the importance of commonalities as a nation, but it does not indicate the need to dissolve ties to regional needs, regional norms, regional values. To expect rural Kansas to accept the norms of San Francisco is absurd – though we should be able to come together in peace and debate our differences… THAT is the real intent of the government.
I would assume that Obama picked his words very carefully – so why would he specifically mention “tribes” if not for a warning to the Indian Nations that their differences will not be resolved under his administration – and almost as a threat that their nations will be dissolved, and the reservations – the last of the lands promised to their sovereign governments – will vanish like the rest of the once great nations that inhabited these lands.
Let us hope that his words are not “just words” – and that this is not an affront to the Indian Tribes of this land.
The Future Is Now
Posted: 20 Jan 2009 09:31 AM CST
Hollywood has consistently used the election of a Black President (or a woman) to indicate a future scenario…
* Morgan Freeman is President when the world is threatened by an Extinction Sized Asteroid in the near future of Earth in Deep Impact.
* Dennis Haysbert is the President in the near future terrorist fighting storyline of 24.
* Tom Lister is President in the sci-fi comedy (?) set in a time of flying cars and interstellar conflict – the Fifth Element.
* Terry Crews is President in the horribly idiotic futuristic Idiocracy.
* James Earl Jones is President in The Man, after a series of deaths leaves him as the next in line for the seat.
There is no doubt that Hollywood has been a major player in bringing about the social change in the idea of a Black President, and their efforts are applauded. In a country whose founding documents included a 3/5 clause, it is a milestone for skin color relations to have a President who, at one time, could not live freely in certain parts of this nation.
That being said, according to Hollywood standards, we are now in the Future – and in the future there is nothing but catastrophe, despair, and end-times scenarios… Keep your eyes on the skies in search of asteroids, flying cars, and alien creatures bent on interstellar dominance.
Otherwise – for us non-Hollywood types… just keep your eyes on your wallets! Obama will need to pay for his social programs somehow… and the only drilling he supports is in the pocketbooks of Americans…
Beginning of the End – Iceland Government Dissolves under Economic Pressures
Under intense economic pressures, increased Mid-Eastern turmoil, and general uncertainty regarding “change” around the world, there has been the first of what I see to be many governmental collapses.
According to the Associated Press, the government of Iceland has collapsed.
The world economic downturn led Iceland to banking failures, and an eventual nationalization of the banks – the same proposal being floated by the new American President, Obama. Unemployment has soared, the value of the Krone has plummeted, and commodity prices have skyrocketed – leaving the people of Iceland with no faith in their government – and eventual emergency elections required to begin rebuilding the country.
This comes just a week into Obama’s Presidency – a term that is going to be marred with similar occurrences – after intelligence reports indicated that Mexico is on the brink of a Civil War and governmental collapse, the Canadian government was reported in December to be on the verge of collapse, and Obama’s Treasury Secretary is at a dangerous risk of inciting retaliation from China on controversial comments regarding currency – causing the US dollar to plummet into obscurity.
What is more troubling on the home front is that Obama is requesting $1 Trillion in “bailout” moneys from Congress – which means removing $1 Trillion from the economy (our pocket books) in order to redistribute elsewhere… of course, if his proposal indicates an additional loan from a foreign investor, it is going to be a tough sell to the American People that taking an additional loan equivalent to 1/10 of our ENTIRE debt from an ideological enemy is a good idea at all.
In America, gas prices are on the rise, unemployment is on the rise, and we are witness to rising costs of commodities… There is talk of governmental collapse on the northern and southern borders possibly requiring US military intervention in Mexico… States of the Union are locked in financial crises due to large governments who continue to spend beyond their means, and are appealing to the Federal Government for bail-out, effectively eliminating the sovereignty and personal responsibility… Obama is penning Executive Orders which will put further strain on the ailing auto industry, regarding carbon emissions as enemy number one – though this is scientifically incorrect, as carbon dioxide saturation is already complete and only absorbs heat logarithmically, thus is not the driving cause behind climate change (which occurs NATURALLY) – the earth is about to plummet into a cataclysmic ice age, more on that later… and finally, uncertainty in the United States is leading the citizenry to prepare for the worst, at a time when the government is ready to step in and forcefully interfere with free citizens – creating an atmosphere of unrest and increased tensions…
Ultimately, the collapse of Iceland’s government is the modern day equivalent of the canary in the mine shaft… What it indicates is not good – what it means may not necessarily be clear, but the evidence above of the recipe for world governmental collapse seems overwhelming…
Russell Means being interview by a Peruvian Journalist, Juan Tincopa about the origins of the Lakotah People and the formation of the Republic of Lakotah VIEW THE VIDEO.