Well Happy Independence Day weekend, everyone. Except that I'm in an ambivalent frame of mind. What are we really celebrating?

The mythology has it that we threw of the tyrannical yoke of the British Empire - represented by its German monarch George III - and all it's pomps and works, gained our "liberty", marched across a continent, fought a civil war to free the slaves, put a quite end to the Kaiser and his dreams of world conquest in short order, and again made the world safe for democracy by single-handedly teaching that upstart Hitler a thing or too. Being too tired to teach Stalin a thing or two too, we decided on a policy of containment, and built bases all of the world, fought another war in Veitnam to make the world safe for democracy, contain Communism - well that didn't work to well - and make the world safe for the drug trade. Another war in Iraq a little later to contain yet another run-away dictator, and then another, to get more bases...

Well, I'm sensing a pattern here.

The truth is that America broke from Britain over - you guessed it - the difference philosophically over who gets to control the issuance of money, and how it is issued: the private money monopoly of the Bank of England, or the state (in this case, the colonies as representatives of the crown), themselves. After the Revolution, we essentially collapsed into the same old game with the banksters until Andy Jackson came along and temporarily gave them quite a lot to think about. Well, Jackson, like all American presidents, was a mixed bag. One can hardly approve of his treatment of Native Americans, but that's what empire building does: it creates oligarchies, plutocrats, and suffering.

We are the empire on whose flag the sun never sets now, and an increasingly unpopular one, and at the heart of it is the same old bankster scam. We have cameras spying on us at every stoplight, satellites peering down on every square foot of the globe.  Like all empires, the end will inevitably come, as regions increasingly take issue with the "central authority," which increasingly is deaf to the public good. Like Rome before us, we are looking at the debasement of our currency, the loss of our culture, a flood of "barbarians" across increasingly porous borders that the empire is either powerless to protect or too lazy to do so, while it is off using bunker-busting bombs in the caves of Afghanistan.

Contemplate this, but also contemplate that the ideals on which the country was found were, in a sense, never really tried at all. That, at least, should give some comfort this Independence Day.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. paraschtick on July 5, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Vyzygoth (Keith Hansen) of the late lamented Grassy Knoll podcast/prog and now “Think or Be Eaten” had a guy on his programme several times called The Informer. This was a guy who spent years reading through all sorts of arcane books and articles and legal documents etc and had come up with evidence (mostly in arcane legal speak) which showed that the US has pretty much been stuffed even before it could really begin.

    Most of the founding fathers were lawyers (yeah should have really been concerned about that one …) and elites (ok …) … and landowners etc … (hmmm). He showed that the Constitution is filled with a kind of legaleese double-speak. “The People” for instance, is not who everyone thinks “The People” actually is (ie they are the elites and NOT the ordinary joe in the street) etc … so looking at it closely, you see that the US people were pretty much stuffed at the outset.

    Some of The Informer’s articles are on the Think or Be Eaten website here:


    Hopefully this will help some people open their eyes a bit more 🙂

    Best wishes

    Harvey P aka paraschtick

  2. MQ on July 4, 2011 at 8:23 am

  3. romanmel on July 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    “Man’s Fall From Grace”

    This concept has been a wonderment to me for many years. It has always occured to me that historically when I find these attempts by man to “do the right thing” he fails.

    It is almost like a force that is in place that denies man the ability to perfect his lot. I mean, shouldn’t we be able, over all this time, to perfect ANYTHING? What keeps us from accomplishing at least ONE lasting aspect of life that NEVER needs change? Even more contemplative is why do we seek to perfect everything, to no avail, in the first place?

    The scriptures tell us of the first failure of man to show honor to God as resulting in this Fall From Grace where he was “cursed”. Whenever I think along these lines, it is evident that some truth seems to be at play in man’s inability to better his lot and perfect anything. This would include his feeble attempts at formulating a “government that would long endure”.

  4. Jon Norris on July 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Now, now, let’s not forget Korea in that mix…… (or the Dominican Republic for that matter)

    Great Cliff’s notes summary of U.S. history.

    The ideals embodied in our founding documents, while not perfect, are still an ideal worth aspiring to. (Hey, they worked for the Iroquois nations for 300 years before we got here and messed things up.)

    Have a safe and fun weekend.

  5. Robert Barricklow on July 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    At the Constitutional Convention, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, whether the Constitution established a republic or a monarchy.

    He replied to her: “A Republic, madam, if you can keep it”.

    Now the ‘Independence Day’ question is:
    ‘Can we get it back’?.

  6. Thomas Marz on July 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm


  7. Citizen Quasar on July 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, Article One, Section 10 – Powers prohibited of States:

    “No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts…”

    So when you pay a debt to “the Government,” taxes, traffic fine, licensing fee, with Federal Reserve Notes, WHAT ‘government” are you giving jurisdiction to and “owing” allegiance to?

    • Vinnie on July 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      U.S. Inc. The corporation that was created to serve the district of columbia via the Banking Act of 1871. When you declare yourself a US citizen, you’re saying you’re a 14th Amendment citizen, subject to the ten mile square corporation and their commercial statutes and regulations. That’s why you no longer have natural rights and are yourself considered a corporate entity.
      Hope that helps a bit.

  8. marcos anthony toledo on July 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Thank you Vinnie I try and look for those books.

  9. marcos anthony toledo on July 1, 2011 at 10:47 am

    The United States of Virginia to give it’s proper name this because of the country on it’s southren border the United States of Mexico has gone on to make the same mistakes as the British Empire with it failare beginning in 1180 to lntergrate first Ireland then later Scotland into a single state thus creating two ticking bombs that destroyed the empire in the long run. With the fall of the Roman Empire europe fell back into tribal warfare from which it has never recovered help by the Roman Catholic Church first destroying the unity of Italy then Germany and not helping either Ireland intergrate into the United Kingdom or help win it’s freedom and it’s leadership surporting every politcal thug wherther native or decendant of european colonist stay in power as against the local priests and bishops who have had to deal with these criminals at least some of them to the cost of their lives and Protestant minsters have suffered similar fate in the USV. George Washington warn them not to go down that path but they didn’t listen and now they reaping the results of that mistake Vinnie the south fired the first shot in that war remember Fort Summter and you cann’t afford such fantasies with all the great friends you created over the last two centuries. By the way mr. Farrell may I recomend the book Confederates in the Attic I look forward to reading it and I think Vinnie should read too. Happy Indpendence Day.

    • Vinnie on July 1, 2011 at 11:40 am

      Thank you Marcos for the suggestion. If you haven’t read these, you might find them interesting too. The Real Lincoln and Lincoln Unmasked, by Tom DeLorenzo, and Charles Adam’s, For Good or Evil, and Those Dirty Rotten Taxes.

  10. Paolo T. on July 1, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Dr. Farrell, You expressed my views perfectly, in a few short paragraphs.

    The price of Freedom….Constant vigilance.

    Evil = Greed

    You reference Rome, and well to do so. At the end, Rome had no one left to reform it. The petty squables, the arrogance of the Elite, and greed of Rome’s banksters did it in. Now, in Rome, there is the Catholic Church. In every ending, there is a beginning, yes?

    Happy 4th! The statue of Liberty/Isis looks grand today in the sunlight in NYC.

    I think things are going to get ‘interesting’ from here out.

  11. Vinnie on July 1, 2011 at 7:02 am

    The true cause of the war of northern aggression had nothing to do with slavery and everything to do with collecting tariffs and the hamiltonian economic program that lincoln planned to implimnent once in office.

  12. LSM on July 1, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Hi Dr. Farrell,

    you definitely have a way with words… 🙂

    I don’t think anyone could’ve stated these concepts better than you-

    please keep up your tremendous work- greatly appreciated-

    and I wish you a very blessed 4th-

    Larry in Germany

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