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Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility. — Professor Neil Postman
If there are two spectacles that are almost guaranteed to render Americans passive viewers, incapable of doing little more than cheering on their respective teams, it’s football and politics—specifically, the Super Bowl and the quadrennial presidential election.
Both football and politics encourage zealous devotion among their followers, both create manufactured divisions that alienate one group of devotees from another, and both result in a strange sort of tunnel vision that leaves the viewer oblivious to anything else going on around them apart from the “big game.”
Both football and politics are televised, big-money, advertising-driven exercises in how to cultivate a nation of armchair enthusiasts who are content to sit, watch and be entertained, all the while convincing themselves that they are active contributors to the outcome. Even the season schedules are similar in football and politics: the weekly playoffs, the blow-by-blow recaps, the betting pools and speculation, the conferences, and then the final big championship game.
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(TRUTHINMEDIA) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been under investigation by the FBI for several months, and former U.S. House Majority leader Tom DeLay said Monday that the FBI is “ready to indict” her for using a private email server to conduct government business.
During an interview on “The Steve Malzberg Show,” DeLay, a Republican from Texas, said he has friends in the FBI who tell him “they’re ready to indict” the former Secretary of State.
“They’re ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they’re going public,” DeLay said.
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2014 – Hillary Clinton laughs about the “hard choices” of sending US soldiers to the Middle East, while admitting she made a mistake voting to authorize the Iraq War.
2011 – Hillary Clinton is excited about Iraq’s promising future as a business opportunity for US companies and Oil.
2002 – Hillary Clinton parrots Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld as she votes “with conviction” to give Bush the authorization to invade Iraq.
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Most people have heard of Jesus Christ, considered the Messiah by Christians, and who lived 2000 years ago. But very few have ever heard of Sabbatai Zevi, who declared himself the Messiah in 1666. By proclaiming redemption was available through acts of sin, he amassed a following of over one million passionate believers, about half the world’s Jewish population during the 17th century.
Although many Rabbis at the time considered him a heretic, his fame extended far and wide. Sabbatai’s adherents planned to abolish many ritualistic observances, because, according to the Talmud, holy obligations would no longer apply in the Messianic time. Fasting days became days of feasting and rejoicing. Sabbateans encouraged and practiced sexual promiscuity, adultery, incest and religious orgies.
After Sabbati Zevi’s death in 1676, his Kabbalist successor, Jacob Frank, expanded upon and continued his occult philosophy. Frankism, a religious movement of the 18th and 19th centuries, centered on his leadership, and his claim to be the reincarnation of the Messiah Sabbatai Zevi. He, like Zevi, would perform “strange acts” that violated traditional religious taboos, such as eating fats forbidden by Jewish dietary laws, ritual sacrifice, and promoting orgies and sexual immorality. He often slept with his followers, as well as his own daughter, while preaching a doctrine that the best way to imitate God was to cross every boundary, transgress every taboo, and mix the sacred with the profane. Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Gershom Scholem called Jacob Frank, “one of the most frightening phenomena in the whole of Jewish history”. Jacob Frank would eventually enter into an alliance formed by Adam Weishaupt and Meyer Amshel Rothschild called the Order of the Illuminati. The objectives of this organization was to undermine the world’s religions and power structures, in an effort to usher in a utopian era of global communism, which they would covertly rule by their hidden hand: the New World Order.
Using secret societies, such as the Freemasons, their agenda has played itself out over the centuries, staying true to the script. The Illuminati handle opposition by a near total control of the world’s media, academic opinion leaders, politicians and financiers. Still considered nothing more than theory to many, more and more people wake up each day to the possibility that this is not just a theory, but a terrifying Satanic conspiracy.
‘Israel’s ruling Likud Party has called off a planned primary election for party leadership, naming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the winner by default and ensuring he remains in the leadership post through 2023.
The decision came from Likud’s internal court, which noted that there was no other candidate besides Netanyahu, and that not bothering to hold a vote would save the party around $1 million. The move is likely to irk some senior party members.’
The Sun-Times Watchdog column on Monday outlined the finances of the main Chicago mayoral contenders. Frontrunner Rahm Emanuel made a bundle leveraging his government connections when he went from the Clinton White House to the private sector, the basis of the fortune the Watchdogs reported on in their Monday column.
When Emanuel first ran for the House in 2002, he was casting himself as a populist and he worried that voters might be turned off by his mega million salary, so he tested whether there was a backlash in a focus group.
Emanuel made $6,491,000 in 2001 as a managing director of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. One of Emanuel’s clients was Loral Inc., whose CEO, Bernard Schwartz, has been one of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors. Another Emanuel client was Slim-Fast, whose founder S. Daniel Abraham, has been another giant Democratic donor.
Emanuel’s official biographies have always been selective about his job history: most bios even skip that he was a member of the Chicago Housing Authority Board, a curious omission for someone running for Chicago mayor. Emanuel rarely brings up–his rivals do –his boondoggle service on the quasi-governmental Freddie Mac board, which paid him $231,655 in director’s fees in 2001 and $31,060 in 2000. Former President Clinton appointed Emanuel to Freddie Mac.
Also never noted: Young and Rubicam, the ad agency, named Emanuel to its advisory board and paid him $128,500 and $124,750 over two years in the early 2000’s. Emanuel in 1999 joined the board of Rxdrugstore.com, Beautyjungle.com and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Below, columns I wrote about Emanuel’s finances in 2002 and 2003:
‘Senator Bernie Sanders, who represents vehemently pro-gun Vermont, has built a fairly firearms friendly voting record during his time in the U.S. Senate. After he recently emerged as the 2016 presidential race’s standard-bearer for the Democratic Party’s progressive wing, progressive politicos who oppose gun rights began to complain about Sanders’ record on guns. In an apparent primary-season about-face on Sunday’s episode of NBC’s Meet the Press, Sanders radically adjusted his position on guns and advocated for a sweeping gun ban that would outlaw most firearms designed for home and self defense.’
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We started 2016 by ending 2015 with a holiday shopping frenzy falling short of what the private profiteers needed but the public losers really didn’t, foreign policy moves to more war that the military industrial profiteers need but we don’t, and the end of the first phase of a presidential campaign that like shopping and war profits the few at cost to the many, which is hardly what we need. So what else is new?
The already long and mostly irrelevant campaign, which is likely to get worse, has at least presented two extraordinary major party contenders for the CEO position of our floundering corpora-nation. A truly decent social democrat who calls himself a socialist and excites socialists who should know better while repelling others who might not understand even when it’s explained, and an outspoken billionaire populist who thrills many and frightens others with rhetoric ranging from the extreme right to the slight left of his opponents, furthering evidence that we are a very confused and divided people. Repeat: So what else is new?
We are moving to more military confrontations not only with supposedly easy to defeat nations that we cannot defeat, but great powers like China and Russia, with none of our corporate warlords really wanting a war they cannot win – and we all might lose – while the daycare center mentalities passing for political leaders rattle swords and threaten more lives in total denial of material reality. To mention only a few more situations which most of our grand mothers could handle with more intellectual and humanitarian decency – especially if foreign born and not formally educated in America:
North Korea conducted an atomic bomb test, which caused the blood lust bigotry among some political-media vampires to go completely berserk. Calls for regime change, invasion, bombing and other democratically inspired practices were far more deafening than the explosion itself. North Korea suffers from more innocent American ignorance and ugly American hatred than any other nation we almost destroyed in the past. During the Korean war – the most brutal direct confrontation with communism until Viet Nam – the USA destroyed most of North Korea and dropped more bombs on that tiny country than had been used on the total pacific area during the second world war. And that prior war involved a murderous fire bombing of Japanese cities that made Nazis look humane; No ethnic cleansing and shipping people to camps or murders followed by cremation but American one-stop-shopping that burned them to death as they sat down to dinner. We killed more people in Tokyo than we did with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And we exceeded that holocaust, in tonnage of explosives and brutality, with our savaging of the North Korean countryside, cities and population.
That nearly destroyed nation is now deemed “fanatic” for seeing the USA as not only its past enemy but an ongoing military threat, with ships patrolling its waters and U.S. military maneuvers conducted on its borders. Any weaponry it has clearly exists as a defense against constant menacing from South Korea, a relative colony of western capital run by saber rattling anti-communists under the control of the USA. But we are taught the North Koreans are a fanatic danger, a threat to humanity and that their system is failing while our exceptional nation, a master race of self chosen people teaches the world how to spend billions on weapons, cosmetics and pets while reducing tens of thousands of it citizens to homelessness. SWEIN?
A tiny group of religious fundamentalist ranchers take control of a small nature preserve in Oregon unknown to 99% of the public and are transformed into an armed menace to security, peace, freedom and other cherished american values like gun ownership and identity politics. A simple and alienated band of possibly misguided people whose estrangement from power and a government dedicated to everything but their interest are dangerously being set up for scapegoating and possible horror as every justifiably aggrieved sector of the population is manipulated into thinking they are at the root of what is wrong with america.
Even Native americans have been pushed forward to accuse them of occupying Indian land, as though the entire nation wasn’t once an Indian homeland and hundreds of thousands of Indians hadn’t been slaughtered and ethnically cleansed by our ancestors. Why if these crazy armed militia types get together with skinheads, racists and North Korea, will Americans be safe in their beds? Don’t ask one of the presidential candidates because the answer you get might make ISIS, talk radio and 911 Truthers sound thoughtfully logical.
But wait. Some real Semites of the Middle East – unlike their pretender euro-brethren – from what might be called Saudi Israelia’s ruling family murdered a group of political prisoners, including a Shiite leader. In their usual fashion they chopped off heads and though this has never seemed to bother consciousness control or mind management in the USA unless done by ISIS ( SWEIN?), Iran reacted in anger, as might be expected. This led to threats of war and smiles from those who profit most from it; military industrial corporadoes from the USA. But no more than small murmurs from American leadership with no criticism beyond urging talks and not nuclear war.
Meanwhile, the Saudi-Israelis unite in not only exercising incredible control over american politics with their wealth, but causing many to wonder how the real Semite Saudis do it, without a lobby like the Israeli-Zionist mob that buys, rents and leases much of the government. Bulletin: Weapons purchases from, and petro sales to, our warfare-fossil cabal guarantee a degree of power to the tyrannical fundamentalists who taught ISIS/Daesh everything they know.
If nine Israelis had been among the twin tower bombers, can anyone imagine that we would still have the same married-at-the-wallet relationship that disgraces our supposed democracy? Yet nine Saudis among the terrorist crew meant nothing, with even many Truthers still seeking a Zionist behind the scenes rather than noting who actually played the leading roles. And created arch-villain Bin Laden? A Saudi too. Mossad may be taking lessons from them in how to save money, though Israel would have to buy even more weapons than it already does and somehow steal more Middle Eastern oil to sell.
In the midst of this and more, the demublican-republicrat charade plays out, with possibly more meaning than usual now that two of the candidates – deemed extremist and given no chance by established politics and its media handmaidens – are participants in the multi billion dollar marketing fiasco that passes for “our” democracy.
Bernie Sanders is written off by a liberal banking establishment and Donald Trump ridiculed by a conservative financial cabal, even though neither is critical of American policy towards Israel. Their mutual transgression, however different their messages may seem, is to contradict much of the party line politics that a majority of Americans find intolerable. This in itself is a healthy sign of change, even if the initial steps can seem frightening. After all, america was and continues to be the destroyer of nations and lives in the middle east, a problem existing long before their candidacies and one that creates the terrorist threat no one, least of all mainstream liberals and conservatives, has done anything to change in any substance beyond rhetoric, while continuing to vote for the very people responsible for the policies that do the killing and create the terrorists.
So maybe there will at last be something new come election day 2016. Especially if it helps people who slumber through the multi billion dollar marketing-branding campaign wake up to the need for a new politics and a new party. Jill Stein and the Greens do not have the money of the sincere but fake anti-establishment major party neo-lib-con job candidates, but she, the Greens, and we need staying power that will create more than simply electoral change now and well beyond 2016.
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Cynthia McKinney has served in the Georgia State Legislature and the United States Congress where she voted against NAFTA, opposed the war on Iraq, and introduced the first resolution for the impeachment of George W. Bush.
She didn’t leave Congress until Diebold voting machines flipped votes away from her right in front of voters’ eyes.
She has been a Green Party candidate for U.S. President.
She recently completed a PhD in Leadership and Change.
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It goes by many names: The shadow government. The deep state. The secret team. Whatever it is called, the idea is simple: there is an unelected, unaccountable, largely unknown group behind the facade of the visible government that wields power and works toward long-term agenda goals no matter which political party or puppet politician holds office.
Long the domain of the dreaded “conspiracy theorist” community, the idea has surfaced here and there over the years. The JFK assassination has given rise to many inside accounts and outside exposés of The Secret Team. The Iran-Contra scandal led to a Bill Moyers documentary on The Secret Government that is still worth watching 19 years later. It was even openly acknowledged that a “shadow government” had kicked into operation on 9/11.
But an odd phenomenon has taken place in recent years and intensified in recent months: the idea of a “deep state” or a “shadow government” controlling politics, even in the US, is becoming mainstream.
‘Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s disappearance from the debate stage last month left people speculating that the former First Lady took a long bathroom break, but now a law-enforcement source with inside connections is alleging that Clinton was missing from the stage due to health issues stemming from a previous brain injury.
These long-lasting symptoms stemming from a concussion and blood clot, according to a neurologist, suggest Clinton is suffering from post-concussion syndrome, which can severely impact her cognitive abilities.
All that said, however, Clinton’s campaign maintained to Breitbart News that she is in good health and can serve as President of the United States.’
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‘The New Year’s Eve release of over 3000 new Hillary Clinton emails from the State Department has CNN abuzz over gossipy text messages, the “who gets to ride with Hillary” selection process set up by her staff, and how a “cute” Hillary photo fared on Facebook.
But historians of the 2011 NATO war in Libya will be sure to notice a few of the truly explosive confirmations contained in the new emails: admissions of rebel war crimes, special ops trainers inside Libya from nearly the start of protests, Al Qaeda embedded in the U.S. backed opposition, Western nations jockeying for access to Libyan oil, the nefarious origins of the absurd Viagra mass rape claim, and concern over Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves threatening European currency.’
‘Last week, while visiting Mexico, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was interviewed by Denise Maerker of Televisa, who asked her opinion of proposals to address black-market violence by repealing drug prohibition. Clinton’s response illustrates not only the intellectual bankruptcy of the prohibitionist position but the economic ignorance of a woman who would be president:’