I get a comment that begs reply,
LIKE THIS ONE
below. I’m grateful to Luke for his points and shall try to address some.
First off, Luke speaks—
As a citizen of the US, I have experienced 58 years of muted truths, deception and out-and-out lies from our “government.”
But, to clarify, the US is not a democracy. It is a republic. When people vote for President they vote for “electors”–representatives–to vote for them. The “popular vote”does not indicate the winner in a Presidential election.
Just ask Al Gore.
How can this happen?
That is the form of government that was established over 200 years ago.
Why? To protect wealthy landowners (many of them slave owners) from losing control to a “mob.” In the “land of the free” and the country founded on the principle “all men are created equal” the equality was initially limited to white, male landowners. Women were not allowed to vote.
Voting was a privilege for the privileged few. And, given the percentage of voter turnout reflected over the years…our leaders are chosen by a minority of voters.
Who’s fault is it? Us…the citizens. We’ve let this happen.
And, despite the 200 plus years of “knowing” this and fighting a Civil War and numerous territorial and “world” wars…here we are: George W Bush was elected President despite losing the popular vote. The legacy of that election? The world is a different place–as it was intended by the powerful few.
The “pledge of allegiance”, added over 120 years after the founding father’s establishment states clearly: ” “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
A Republic…under God…indivisible…with liberty and justice for “all”
Our country continues to struggle with the hypocrisy of saying we are for the “all” while primarily attending to the few. (Not enough time to dive into “under God”…another day)
In the case of the election of George W Bush, the deciding group of representatives were from where?
Florida…where his brother, “Jeb”, was governor. Who decided the court case? A Supreme Court made up of life-termed judges, the majority chosen by the party of Bush–Republicans.
Democracy? No…not yet. The privileged , wealthy super-minority remain in control. That’s not a conspiracy…that’s a fact.
So, if that is true (and it is) how does that serve as a causal force in transparency in government? I think you’ve hit on that…
How is JFK–the President of the US–murdered in broad daylight (in the city I formerly resided) with cameras clicking and film rolling and, despite significant time spent seeking the truth, the “truth” remains seemingly fragmented–at best (no pun intended)?
Argus, I would not hold your breath. One look at another assassination–Lincoln’s–and you will see some congruence. And, Lincoln’s predated JFK by 100 years…and history continues to be re-written to answer “What happened to Lincoln?”
The paradox is that the US government is not very good at telling lies. The lies do catch-up. “Weapons of mass destruction”, “Watergate” and even the turmoil over Benghazi suggests the veil is pulled back just enough to know…the truth has yet to be revealed.
Edward Snowden shared the truth and is now a fugitive from US law. People who opposed the invasion of Iraq post- 9/11 endured incredible attacks. Whistle-blowers rarely “win” in the big picture, but the truth they share opens the door for inspection.
And…here’s the biggest “conspiracy” theory of all–that is hardly a theory or a conspiracy. Offered in the last words as US President, Dwight Eisenhower, a military general, offered a warning for the US…against the “military industrial complex” If President Eisenhower was lying…it was an odd time to do it…in his farewell. But, he was not lying and history…even fragmented, untrustworthy history…attests to the reality of his warning:
Personally I do not think that ‘democracy’ per se exists in any government on this planet. The Swiss get awesomely close, and in New Zealand one Amy Brooke has raised some excellent ideas in her blogs.
BUT TO DEFINE
democracy (as it should be) we need go no further than Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address:
“… government of the people,
by the people,
for the people …”
And at the risk of being eternally boring I remake my point, that no matter how sweet the sound of the above — what we are actually stuck with is unarguably:
“… government of the people,
by the party,
for the party …”
And that is the end of it.
There may be the odd (very odd) pocket of genuine democracy but the rule is pretty near a universal.
dictatorships are sold to us as (and we buy them as) Democracy. Told a lie often enough people tend to believe it, especially if they trust the liars. More the fool them, then; but what option does the average
gullibl idio person have, when force-fed lies from cradle to crematorium? Not good.
but if you’ve read this far you deserve a break. So I’ll offer a simple challenge, make of it what you will—
- Do YOU believe that we* are a Democracy?
- If so … why?
And if you do believe, my offer remains open—I still have that lovely bridge going at a knock-down price in Sydney Harbour. (Hell, buy now and I’ll throw in the New Zealand Parliament Buildings in Wellington for free … you like free, don’t you?)
* Anywhere on Earth (that isn’t Switzerland)
First off, here be your pretty girl—
—and I challenge anyone to say she isn’t. Pretty. Just look at those sparkling eyes and that lovely smile …
No. Bugger … in fact, she actually isn’t. Not no more.
Not if RT is to believed. The story goes that she loved Allah and Uncle Mo so much she tootled off from Austria over to Allah-la la land and signed up.
buy now and it gets worse: apparently she was beaten to death when she wanted to leave and come home.
true, but a wee bit naive—if this was indeed the case. But all is not lost for her: I understand that when an Islamic male dies he gets all the booze and birds forbidden in life for all eternity. Nice incentive to hurry up and die …
I imagine that if a pretty young girl dies she goes to Paradise and becomes a houri—spends all eternity serving booze to ‘Holy Warriors’ and whoring for God? Hardly an incentive for a modern miss, but who is picking the mind of a pretty young girl?
It takes all sorts. But I respect anyone who achieves their ambition of a lifetime.
Sometimes … others I just pity, immensely. But never mind if this is to be the European way of life in the future; gods move in Mysterious Ways.
And if you’re feeling contemplative, here she was again:
all good clean fun—
No, surely not.
Just innocent boyish pranks, and they should be treated as such:
On Monday, a 22-year-old worker at a center in Molndal, near Gothenburg, was stabbed to death after a fight broke out. The 15-year-old attacker, who was staying at the facility, was arrested.
Last week, a police patrol consisting of 10 police officers was forced to flee a refugee center in Västerås after being surrounded by a group of asylum seekers. The officers were there to relocate a 10-year-old boy after receiving reports that he had been repeatedly raped.
To read article: click here
Laws are written mostly by smug old farts who, secure in their own little world never understand what it’s like to be in the frontline these days. But Billy Bunter is long dead and gone, even the Famous Five and others of Enid Blyton fame are jaundiced great grandparents by now.
NEEDED IS REALITY
on the part of the old farts running various offices and nations; and on the part of the other old farts voting for them … and the young idealistic unrealistic twats who are to be the replacement Old Farts of tomorrow. All of them PC. Not good. I say again:
- Reality good
- PC not good.
THE REALITY IS
that even if ‘we’ are law-abiding (by our laws, not theirs) … ‘they’ aren’t. They were raised in a different world and cannot be expected to behave like us. Like decent human beings—their programming is all wrong for that.
Dare I say it? (I do~) … raised to their standards to be animals by our standards—why should we be astonished if they behave like programmed animals here? Like savages?
Chalk and cheese, oil and water … don’t mix and it is unrealistic to expect that they do, or will.
WE TREAT CHILDREN
as children, innocent and susceptible; hence all our childish (child-like) Noddy books and teddy bears.
They don’t: I recently watched a video of an Islamic child sawing off the head of a live prisoner, and on completion with a happy smile of well-earned achievement holding said head up proudly. Good on him … over there; but not over here—
—over here we just don’t teach our kids to go around sawing off heads (it’s simply not done, old chap) or swarming in their hundreds to freely molest women in a (what would you call it?) ‘flash rape’ scenario. Organised to test the defences, the limits, and more importantly—the response. It worked well, too … and many freebie gropes enjoyed, courtesy of Allah.
Over here our kids are simply kids, in a totally different world and with totally different customs and expectations. Mark that point, please.
Our mistake is fourfold:
- allowing them here in the first place
- expecting them to behave like civilised human beings
- not recognising the facts (this is the major), and
- not promptly firing them back where they came from
SO AT THE RISK OF
being a wee bit misunderstood:
- It is not the task of the British/French/German/Swedish etc etc taxpayer* to fund any (r) any form of refuge for the migrant crisis (likewise for any taxpayer anywhere).
- If such ‘refugees’ are to be succoured, then it should only be at the expense of dedicated charities set up especially for that purpose; funded by voluntary donation. Only. All else is misappropriation.
I ask in humility and with due obeisance towards the requisite Political Correctness—isn’t it about time the borders were closed, boarders repelled, and any uninvited ‘guests’ either sent back to where they came from or passed to those ‘humanitarians’ who do actually want them? (At their own humanitarian expense of course, to be kept behind their high walls)?
More than 35,000 unaccompanied refugee children arrived in Sweden in 2015, all but 2,847 of whom are male, according to a January report from the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children.
We do NOT have to accept them all.
We do NOT have to accept any at all (unless forced).
Again I ask: why do they travel all the way to Europe for succour—why not they just pop next door to the Islamic paradise of Saudi Arabia, where even the bathtubs are solid gold? Where Mohammed Himself can afford to succour them, in accordance with His Holy Law?
* Certainly not to be ordered to do so by the EU (or any other foreigner).
I thought I sometimes spoke in flowers—but with moi it’s deliberate misuse of my native langue; with this writer (see snippets below) I believe English to be her second (or other subsequent) language.
BUT IT’S NOT THE FLOWERY
verbiage that sells her story, it’s her ‘facts’ and conclusions (either that or she is a wee George Bush* and simply following prescriptions)**.
I HAVE STATED
and (am still awaiting rebuttal) that the Islamic refugee crisis is an engineered 4GW invasion.
It will be successful—what politician in his right mind would turn the guns on drowning mothers and children? Or on the endless floods of the sick, hungry, and destitute huddled masses yearning to swarm free over the belated barriers erected to (at best) slow them down?
Ergo fait accompli
And that’s the end of it.
It’s an ‘either/or’ situation:
- EITHER they are thrown back over the fence / into the sea
- OR whoever engineered this scenario wins (R) wins …
and no half measures.
If you delight in (say) church bells on a Sunday morning in England then make the most of it—unless the invasion is reversed, your British heritage is doomed.
Get used to it. Face it.
AS A STOPGAP MEASURE
present laws could be amended, no? By draconian measures complete with losses of traditional freedoms and with no guarantee of success—the laws could be changed such that any accepted immigrant must (r) must by Law immediately change religion to one of the following:
- Church of England Christianity
—and that, Sir or Madam, is all of your options. Book closed, bell rung, candle doused (sorry, Hindus…).
completely illegal is any form of Islam.
SUCH A LAW(S)
could be ushered in using the very humanistic ground of preventing pain.
Any literature advocating murder, torture (or any form of violence not a defensive response) to be banned absolute—and any purveyors thereof incarcerated. In oubliettes. For ever.
the Christian Bible would have to be completely purged first, all the bad bits taken out and the good bits re-emphasised. But it could be done.
AM I ANTI-ISLAM
you may ask? Too right I am. Already it has cost too dearly although it has illustrated some of the many cracks in the EU facade.
AND AS A REWARD FOR GETTING
this far, here’s a wee thought that came in with an email recently …
I HAVE TO ASK
what office did you attribute to the little girl with the dolly?
At first I thought “Daughter of one of those women” and then later it occurred “on second thoughts, she’s one of his bloody wives!”
SO HERE BE YOUR
promised quoted snippets (from ‘Russia Today)—
Consider this: EU officials, Angela Merkel right in the lead, made absolutely sure that war refugees would find their way to Europe’s green landscapes. Actually experts such as Scott Bennett, a former US special op. intelligence officer have long established that refugees were “made to come to Europe” through a clever game of geographical bottle-necking. Ever wondered why Europe’s staunchest allies in the ME refused to open up their borders to offer Jordan and Turkey some relief? Ever wondered why the likes of Saudi Arabia or Egypt for example were not called upon to share in the refugee load given they are geographically connected to this crisis, and could have socially absorbed newcomers since they all share ethno-religious markers?
Allah helps those who help themselves—isn’t charity one of the pillars of Islam? Okaaaay … the poor old Saudis are on the bones of their butts right now—
According to a report by Amnesty International, the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council offered zero formal resettlement slots to Syrians by the end of 2014.
—down to their last few hundred billion worth of diamonds, state of the art modern weaponry, gold-plated blondes and other essentials. Better the Brit taxpayer, the French peasant farmer or some other infidel pig fund the floods instead.
As migrant-related violence will breed social outrage and prompt calls for actions on the part of our governments, state institutions will be able to manifest those civil liberties, thinning they would not have otherwise been able to roll out.
Not sure that I understand her wording there but I think she means that forced integrations will lead to violence which will call for stronger involvement of protective governments … but I’ve already covered that one above. Draconian, coming?
Sadly it will be necessary to destroy our freedoms in order to protect them. Twitch twitch. If …
… if we don’t act yesterday.
In the meantime here’s a cheering thought:
* Clone. (Don’t get it? Think ‘glove puppet’) …
** I don’t think so myself, but I’m just a dum CT dog …
IN THE MEANTIME
let’s see how well your education worked for you. First off, cast a critical eye over these few snippets—
Exciting news: WhoWhatWhy has obtained the complete list of 3,603 secret documents on the Kennedy assassination still being held by the US government. (Or, to be precise, what it admits to still holding.)
Now we can at least get a peek at what they have been hiding.
The list was obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request by FOIA specialist Michael Ravnitzky, who alerted us.
The complete list is below. You’ll note that some documents are briefly characterized by subject, while others are less clearly identified.
The government has promised to release as many documents as possible in October, 2017, the 25th anniversary of the JFK Records Act, in which Congress mandated that all efforts be made to release everything in Washington’s possession unless an overriding case can be made for withholding in the national interest.
Some — perhaps most — of these documents could be released at that time. Then again, they may be further withheld. The CIA in particular is likely to argue that some are just too sensitive to be made public.
Still, knowing their subject matter makes it easier to press for disclosure, and to hold the government accountable by insisting it justify any continued withholdings.
Snup this morning from: CLICK HERE (or not. Your call)
MY POINT BEING
namely, that by the time Truth escapes from the well …
… who the hell cares? It’s ancient history and therefore irrelevant.
hey, dammit, I lived through that JFK stuff and it wasn’t ‘ancient history’ back then.
At the time it was very real.
Too real: it reshaped ‘current events’ and roughly fifty thousand young* Yanks were popped off (and if I remember correctly, someone quoted around a million Vietnamese (they were ‘Gooks’ back then. O tempora, o mores!) lost their expendable little lives too.
And the USS Liberty got loosened up a bit by the Israelis (accidentally scorched some of the paintwork they did, and made a wee dent in the hull) and that whole scene was buried under a carpet of official secrecy where it will stay until the last player passes into the void, and by then: who the hell cares? It’s ancient history and irrelevant.
SO, MY CHERUBS
what is your beloved government doing under the table behind your back under your very noses even now? Don’t worree, be happee … there’s nothing that concerns you at all, at all, at all, at all …
So your current incumbent bunch of lying thugs will get away with everything just as previous bunches of lying thugs did likewise. But why sweat it? Ain’t nothin’ you can do about it anyway—unless you get REALLY grumpy and vote the buggers out. There, that’ll show them!
SO, TO GET BACK
to that JFK guy—in the light of history and modern sciences etc … who really did pop him off?
And that USS Liberty thing—
DOES IT REALLY MATTER
a damn? No, not really. Ancient history** etc etc …
BUT STICK WITH OL’
Argus, and you’ll learn what a genuine Conspiracy Theorist reads like. First,though, don’t forget to vote in the upcoming elections. Don’t forget that as a democratic person in a democratic nation, YOU control your government—whose members of course will never lie to you, nor keep you in the dark … **
* Expendable …
** And the beats goes on, and the beat goes onnnnnnn …