History Lesson: America Is the Same ‘Ol Oligarchy It Was over a Century Ago
“When Americans see charts like this one which illustrate that virtually all the food on grocery store shelves basically comes from no more than 10 megacompanies, or hear statements like this one from our own Attorney General Eric Holder who told the Senate Judiciary Committee that some banks are just too big to prosecute, or check out studies like this one out of Princeton which openly declare we are not a democracy but an oligarchy…it’s kinda hard to believe we aren’t an oligarchy (because we are).”
“Instead, new tax laws, in reality, acted to restrict new wealth from reaching the heights of the oligarchy, allowing “the elite” the keep their own, and initiate new members as desired. The tax-free status of many institutions – including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Ford Foundation – allowed the incredibly wealthy to a) shield their fortunes from taxation, b) appear to do good works and boost public opinion of their principle members while c) influencing, writing and developing official public policy through the steering mechanisms of its own tax-free grant making, think tank and research powers. Much social engineering has taken place – with far too little public notice – through these bodies. Additionally, d) many of its directors and board members were in “respectable” positions to shift into official government positions through the revolving door without appearing to be acting on behalf of their corporate masters.”
“If you believe in equality of outcome and that the founding fathers were ignorant old men”
Equality of outcome for the 99.99% but opportunity only for the 0.01%
Ayn Rand – ‘We are fast approaching the stage of ultimate inversion; the stage where government is free to do as it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.
‘Free-market’ congressman misses point about secret futures trading by central banks
“Lovely tells the congressman that “trading the futures market against central banks is like playing no-limit poker against a billionaire. You will always be run out of the market and the market will be controlled by those who can print money for margin (or the next ante).””
Rigged markets are like no-limit poker against a billionaire
The Cradle of Democracy Rocks the Autocrats
“On the old continent, this December 29th, a succinct political showdown is scheduled to take place which may well become a defining moment for our entirely unsettled new millenium. What is at stake is none other than the prosperity of the common man pitted against the privilege of concentrated power. Lamentably, this deliberate dogmatic divide has relentlessly defined human civilization for the ages.”
“What is at hand isn’t so much about lofty ideals. It’s not about Socialism. It’s not about Capitalism. It’s not about Communism. It’s not about being a progressive, or a conservative or a liberal. It’s not about left vs right. Forget all those dumbed down dichotomies. It’s much more fundamental than all of that. Quite simply, it’s about People vs. Power, that’s it, nothing more. Those that have and wield institutional power, and those that do not. It’s as elementary and base as that I’m afraid.”
Without “Qualified Immunity,” Would Cops Be So Quick to Kill?
“As the encounter grew heated, the officers drew their guns and ordered Price from his car. After the driver refused to comply, one of the officers contacted the Dayton PD to request backup; on the recording, his partner can be heard screaming at Price, “Get out of the car, now!” Instead of exiting his vehicle and prostrating himself at the feet of the officers, Price hit the gas and attempted to flee.”
Qualified Immunity = out of control public servants.
Do whatever these public servants tell you to do or you will get shot. Is this what a criminal with a gun would say ?
Cop To Cameraman: ‘If You’re Invoking Your Rights, You Must Be Doing Something Wrong’
So should the phrase ‘that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men’ be struck off from the American declaration of independence ?
‘You’re Either a Cop or Little People’: The American Police State in 2014
“We’ve seen the police transformed from community peacekeepers to point guards for the militarized corporate state. From Boston to Ferguson and every point in between, police have pushed around, prodded, poked, probed, scanned, shot and intimidated the very individuals—we the taxpayers—whose rights they were hired to safeguard. Networked together through fusion centers, police have surreptitiously spied on our activities and snooped on our communications, using hi-tech devices provided by the Department of Homeland Security.”
EU diktat on VAT could kill thousands of online firms: Businesses may have to hire accountants to comply with new complex tax system
“The new law requires firms to charge VAT based on the country where the buyer lives, rather than where the seller is based.”
Wrecking capitalism one stupid law, sorry, diktat, at a time.
US warns Bahrain opposition leader’s arrest could ‘inflame tensions’
“Sheikh Salman, head of the al-Wefaq Islamic Society, was arrested on Sunday after leading a protest rally against elections in November which his party boycotted. He was remanded in custody for a further week on Tuesday.”
“Because Bahrain is home to the US Navy’s 5th fleet, the US government has continued to enable the Sunni Al-Khalifa monarchy against its largely Shiite population. So far, these protests have been peaceful.”
Bahrain: Profile of a Police State by Stephen Lendman
The government of Bahrain is our enemy, not the government of Iran.
Police dismantle soup kitchen for London homeless, evict activists
“In a statement Tuesday afternoon, the group, who call themselves the “Love Activists,” said that the situation facing the homeless in central London has hit crisis point. Services to help the homeless in the area are woefully inadequate, they argued, with all dedicated centers due to remain closed until January 3.”
When will these people, who through their inflations and deflations are making humanity homeless, be made homeless themselves ?
Fed audit legislation likely to get full vote in Congress this year
2014 Top Stories: Medical Kidnappings, Vaccine Cover-ups, Glyphosate Food Contamination
New York Police Accidentally Show People They Are Not Needed Nor Wanted
NYPD play politics and stop arresting people with impunity as a statement to the Mayor for not backing them. City does fine without the police. Crime down.
FREEDOM!!! UK Cops Arrest Man Over Joke Tweet. Threaten Everyone Else, Vow To Monitor Social Media.
Galileo was ‘arrested’ for making offensive comments of his theory that the world was round not flat. Nothing has changed between then and now.
FBI bypasses denial in FISA court by writing its own search warrants
Fed Up: Florida Crowd Forms Human Shield to Protect Man Police Try to Arrest for Smoking Marijuana
“The incident could foretell greater citizen intervention against what they perceive to be abusive and unnecessary policing and shows the urgency of reining in the over-criminalization of American life.”
Detroit bankruptcy fees top $170M
And the looting continues.
Bluff of the Day: Germany Warns “Greece is No Longer of Systemic Importance For the Euro”
“Actually, the eurozone was never obliged to rescue Greece, and in fact did not rescue Greece. Rather the EU and Troika rescued European banks holding Greek bonds.”
“10. Scottish Independence – Was the vote for Scotland’s independence rigged? It’s no secret that Westminster didn’t want Scottish self-determination to prevail north of the border. The Glasgow City Council confirmed that there were at least ten cases of suspected electoral fraud occurring at polling stations following the Scottish referendum vote on the September 18th. There were a number of reports indicating voter fraud, including the Sky News cameras capturing proof that ‘Yes’ votes were being placed in ‘No’ piles on the day of the referendum. The BBC wase also caught using its state-sponsored platform to effectively smear the ‘Yes’ campaign. There are plenty of financial and geopolitical reasons to ensure that Scotland would stay in the UK, and according to some, an independent Scotland could have seen as much as a 90 percent boost in income from profits derived from gas and oil reserves due to the UK’s borders being redrawn. North Sea oil appears to have been front and center when examining this seemingly fraudulent referendum vote in 2014…”
False Flagging the World towards War. The CIA Weaponizes Hollywood