THE DAILY BELL: US CITIZENS’ FAITH IN US FEDERAL GOVT AT ALL ...
There are two articles that appeared in The Daily Bell and both on the same day. One concerns a recent poll of American citizens and the other, the beginning of a military draw down:
Severe Disaffection: Seventy-five Percent of US Citizens Don't Trust Government
The Daily Bell is, in my opinion, correct in this assessment:
From our point of view, it is not, of course. It is a manifestation of a larger disaffection that has been exacerbated by what we call the Internet Reformation. The Internet allows people to understand their world in ways they didn't before and tends to put discontent into a larger perspective.
Whereas before, people might have been more apt to blame themselves or their circumstances for their troubles, now they may see their dilemmas as part of a larger systemic issue. But the nation's media gatekeepers like PBS continue to focus on such issues as they have in the past, mainly through the lens of the two-party political system. This in a sense trivializes the growing discontent and misinterprets it, as well.
The frustration is not really about gridlock; it is not about the Dummycrooks vs Republithugs any more (or for that matter, between Labour and Tories, Christian Democrats vs Social Democrats, or any other fill-in-the blank name for the one party oligrachical rule system in place now). It is really about the complete unresponsiveness of government to the public good, and about its complete subservience to corporate and financial interests, whether it be on the fascist left or fascist right, it remains government of the oligarchy and for the oligarchy.
The Bell's analysis I believe should be read in the context of its accompanying article (perhaps as they intended):
US Military Drawdown to be Filled by Europe?
Of course, the idea of Germany replacing the US as the West's military policeman is unpractical from any viewpoint, not the least of which the Germans would not want the role (and who can blame them?) and neither would anyone else (and who could blame them either?).
The Daily Bell is correct about the real reasons for the frustration of American citizens toward their government, and that frustration lies in these paragraphs in the second article:
The US military-industrial complex is the most powerful influencer in US society, the center of a power nexus that neither political party is apt to significantly challenge. In fact, one of the biggest changes in the US political economy is the rise of gray and black ops Intel agencies.
There are some 16 (probably many more) separate Intel organizations operating within or around the orbit of Homeland Security. The war on terror has given the military and intelligence community a virtual blank check and they have cashed it over and over.
This is only to be expected as US Intel agencies and military departments are essentially run by a larger power elite that stands behind the US government and uses US power to build world government. The policies of the US government – when it comes to the CIA and Pentagon – have little to do with US "national interest" and much to do with the goal of global governance.
One can argue that the US – along with allies – fought World War I and World War II to help the power elite create the fundamentals of world government (the UN, World Bank and IMF ). These are now being utilized to pacify areas of the world that are not yet amenable to the creation of a brave, new – and centralized – world.
What is also true is that public patience is waning when it comes to US military adventurism.
In other words, if the American government seems unresponsive to the American people, that's because it is. It is a tool in a much larger agenda. But as Russia and China have warned, such a unipolar world is not going to happen, not on their watch anyway.
But the real reality is this:
Observing the Middle East and Africa, we see a constant ratcheting up of the war on terror; the rhetoric may feature US drawdowns but the reality behind the scenes is that the powers-that-be are working diligently to create more "hot spots" that need US and NATO tending.
Conclusion: US rhetoric is not matched by the reality of "boots on the ground." Positioning the US as a waning power may merely be a way of further entangling Europe in expanding military adventurism.
Again, we would agree with the Daily Bell here, but would also suggest, that the strategy is a precarious, risky one, for like all such strategies, it is only good as long as there can be a modicum of popular support for it. Which in Europe is always problematical, and in America, is rapidly eroding. This will make the financial oligarchs increasingly dangerous, and reckless. They could, of course, attempt to secure their home base for such military adventurism by outright impositions of tyranny. But that, too, is risky, since there is a growing awareness of and reaction against them. Clamping down, risks revolt, and revolt is something difficult if not impossible to control. The other alternative is a large false flag event, one to justify new imperial adventures, or new measures of repression, or both. And the trouble, once again, is that that playbook and tactic is now so obvious that a replay itself is increasingly risky.
The previous solution in history, when the oligarchs faced similar challenges, was to internally divide western civilization into religious camps, leaving that of England to play an uneasy Via Media Anglicana game, while the continental oligarchy transferred to England the basis of their fortune and power. Maybe, that too, is part of the scenario...
See you on the flip side.
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It seems the US is so hopelessly corrupt, Washington DC is ripe for usurpation and I don’t mean by the neo-cons or finance mafia but instead by the burgeoning Holy Roman Empire of Germany, Russia, and the Vatican. The plan is simple– The KGB engineers social unrest, NATO (Germany) comes to the rescue and declares martial law, and the Vatican acts as the clergy response team disseminating needed information and commands to the populous through its substantial network of Churches and schools. Problem, reaction, solution.
It goes without saying Holy Roman Empire spies and bought and paid for prostitutes in the government will suddenly emerge to do the new Empire’s bidding. The US Bishop Council will demand a new investigation of 9/11 in light of new information implicating Israel and the neo-cons. Zionists will then be declared enemy combatants and forced to flee to Israel and China. Israel will be ordered by the UN to give full rights to the Palestinians and be restored by UN mandate to the 1947 borders. Naturally, they will refuse. The Pope will then warn the Israelis of the wrath of God which they will scoff at and continue to go about their evil ways running drugs, slavery, guns, ivory, etc and plotting the destruction of their new enemies. At this juncture a solar discharge will be engineered by the Empire with HAARP technology and Israel will be scorched. Instantly all muslims and evangelicals will willingly convert to Catholicism in awe of the Vatican’s “close ties with God.” But behind the scenes the whisper campaign will begin regarding the power of that Big Ball of Fire in the sky. The non-believers will begin to wonder if the Sun is indeed an entity worthy of worship. They will learn that for thousands of years humanity worshipped the wish fulfilling Sun and that Catholicism is just an off shoot of this religion with Jesus as the Son of the Sun. Solar worship will spread like wildfire and the ancient solar religion will be reborn!
I am in no way, shape or form an advocate of this plan but I do have a fondness for the Solar religion.
“The previous solution in history, when the oligarchs faced similar challenges, was to internally divide western civilization into religious camps”
And if the banksters rule the day, pitting evangelicals against Catholics in the US will be a simple task which worked so well in the 30 Years War when 1/3 of the European population was decimated by Christian sectarian violence.
joseph, still dont find a translation to drawdown, wat does it mean military drawdown??? sorry
the boots on the ground if i’m on the right page? or book that is… wouldn’t it be the ability to enforce the agenda?.i am in the private sector .. i know many heavy weights in the service opps/police/airforce etc.these are friends of mine .i have asked the question ? where is your allegiance ? not one would draw on the legitimate citizenry.very constitutional thinking individuals.i have every reason to believe they are sincere…i sure as hell hope soo??
Joseph said, “…the powers-that-be are working diligently to create more “hot spots” that need US and NATO tending.”
The fact of the matter is that the US, or rather the Pentagon/CIA, is NATO, pointed out by Richard Cottrell in his compendium: GLADIO.
* Cottrell makes the following observations:
* Professor John Duffield of Atlanta State University observed where any collection of countries opts for an internationalized co-operative to oversee their security, invariably such a body ‘will reflect the calculations of self-interest of the most powerful member state.’ In other words, NATO was designed by a committee of one. Richard Nixon confirmed this in a remark: ‘Because NATO was a military alliance and we were in charge of it, NATO was pursuing policy ends that chiefly met American interests.’
In which case, a ‘Draw Down’ here only means a ratchet-up elsewhere within the body of the same beast…still controlled by the CIA/Pentagon.
* The grand vizier of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, stated in March 2010 that NATO is a ‘permanent alliance’ whose self-appointed duties will include intervening in the affairs of so-called failed states. This too is a warning to back-sliders.
NATO’s definition of a ‘FAILED STATE’ can be surmised by how they’ve treated such states historically, which have dared stray from the multinational fascist model.
* Once a member always a member; NATO reserves the right to over-ride any local national vetoes on any military expeditions so ordered by NATO war chiefs.
No individual, or State anywhere will be allowed to ascend or drift into political power that might threaten or impede capitalist aspirations of the fascist borg.
Funny you should bring this up Joseph!
Last night I stepped into it when I found boom-box Alex Jones all agitated bouncing around in front of his microphone; sort of appearing like his counter weight Rush Limpballs, spewing insanity emanating from a Jim Garrow who is proclaiming that Obama has issued a purge amongst the military hierarchy based on an answer to a single question: “Are you willing to fire upon and or kill Americans?” According to Garrow, if the new ‘litmus’ test to military leadership comes back negative; the individual is then discharged from duty with commission revoked.
Jones mixes Garrow’s purge story with hotline call-ins from a ‘handful’ of disgruntled soldiers talking about the ‘Draw Down’, covered here, conflating the two as a confirmation that Obama is actually purging the ranks of leadership unwilling to fire upon their own people.
The entire clownish atmosphere is laced with an abundance of ‘god bless yous’ with added umph established by peppering the entire conflation with alleged Chuck Hagel remark to Obama, probably a bit twisted and out of context, Hagel saying, “You can’t trust your military if you want a new world order!”
It’s obvious that an embedded hidden force (we should know who the suspects are) is pandering to the public discontent, as well as within the ranks of the military, especially at the top; some who detest Obama anyway, are attempting to steer that discontent against its own government.
I’m reminded of Major General Smedley Butler, who leading banks and corporations attempted to saddle with a coup against Roosevelt. Butler told them to go to hell and exposed the whole thing.
Here’s the link to Jones two hour rant, if you can stomach it. I had to do sporadic jumps:
Needless to say, Jones is managing to cause those flames of discontent to go viral.
“”I’m reminded of Major General Smedley Butler”- so am I- his “War is a Racket” is a must-read for anyone who really wants to understand the machinations controlling this world- although there is conflicting info as to whether his thwarting the coup against Roosevelt was the real deal or whether he later became a pawn in a game of much larger scope (i.e., the coup against Roosevelt was staged and Butler unwittingly, unbeknownst to him was coerced/manipulated to play the role of the cowboy who saved the republic) is still up for debate
“There are only two things we should fight for. One is defense of our homes and the other is the bill of rights. War for ANY other reason is simply a racket.” – Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler.
I know Alex Jones is not the most coherent and articulate of advocates but he does have an inherent bloodhound instinct and a raw courage that takes him in more or less the right direction.
I.e. What would you have thought if Alex Jones had been the first to announce that serving military risked prison for accessing the Wikileaks website?
It sounds crazy but it’s now true.
The American Occupy uprising has scared the elites: being natural cowards they are thinking to themselves: ‘Thank god it was a peaceful movement but suppose they come back carrying their guns the next time? ‘Suppose the soldiers sent to put them down turn on us instead?’
Fear and guilt are great motivators, cue false flags, gun control and a military purge.
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The technocracy is a closed system of archaic technology, offering
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contrived shortages & scarcity.
Technocrats (Goldman Sachs technocratic-types) taking over as “rulers” of Greece, Spain, Italy, ect.
The real problem is that the European Elites have always been bungling greedheads making enemies and promoting hatetred of them around the world in their smash and grab behavior for centuries. When will they learn it’s better to promote friendship and allies instead.
so much for the British view of America- the Brits need to disinfect their own house before they point the spray can at the US- after all, our present culture began with the religious in-fighting (rot?) of merry ol’ England and NOT with Native Americans-
if the statistics are correct that 75% of US Citizens ‘don’t trust ‘ US gov’t then I shot Kennedy- I can only speak about my own experiences with my own family in the US not to mention American friends here in Germany (the most prominent actually believes “your vote counts” and that any any alternative view that takes him out of his soap-bubble reality is nothing more than the convenient one-size-fits-all labeling known as a “conspiracy theory”)- and I have some (most) German friends who sadly think same-
as for the influence of US Military-Industrial complex just listen to Eisenhower’s farewell speech in Jan. 1960 (although Eisenhower wasn’t exactly a saint- much disturbing info available about him but we won’t go there today)- not to mention Kennedy’s speech (early in his incumbancy) entitled “secret societies”- both easily accessible on YouTube-
hope all are well-
Larry in Germany
I’ve listened to and read both speeches. Yes Eisenhower was a bit of a scoundrel, but his MIC speech hit the nail on the head.
I believe Kennedy’s reference to a ‘secret society’ was targeting the ‘stay behind’ GLADIO rogues, which today are so enmeshed and intertwined with the real thing that it’s almost impossible to tell night from day.
When Kennedy trashed General Lyman Lemnitzer for flagrant insubordination, many suspect that it was Lemnitzer who exacted his revenge in Dallas.
On 13th March, 1962, General Lyman Lemnitzer, with the support of Curtis Lemay, wanted President Kennedy to carry out acts of terrorism in the USA.
suggested that Kennedy should arrange a terror campaign in Miami and Washington and blame it on Castro.
Lemnitzer despised civil governments interference into military affairs and in his view thought the country would be better off if the generals could take over, in complete defiance to that great rule book called the Constitution, which subordinates the military to strict supervision of the civilian hierarchy.
Lemnitzer was exiled in secondment to France as top NATO commander where he ran amuck with repeated CIA-GLADIO sponsored attempts to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle, who ended up kicking NATO out of France.
Hi amunaor- great to hear from you-
“Yes Eisenhower was a bit of a scoundrel, but his MIC speech hit the nail on the head”- you know it-
“I believe Kennedy’s reference to a ‘secret society’ was targeting the ‘stay behind’ GLADIO rogues”- I just think (my own cheap opinion) GLADIO was only a pixel in a picture of a much larger scope-
as for the entity Lemnitzer I plead complete ignorance- you left me in the dust with this one- guess I have to do more research-
“de Gaulle, who ended up kicking NATO out of France”- if true didn’t last too long, did it?- look at present-day France-
hope you are well- always enjoy your food-for-thought postings- many regards,
Look up “Operation Northwoods”, originating from within the US government itself.
False Flag operations on American soil.
many thanks, BetelgeuseT- will do! (I’m already aware of “Northwoods” but completely ignorant of all the names in the cast list)
It seems JFK was an affront to so many that it’s hard to figure who wanted him the most. At the top of my laundry list of suspects are still the minions of The Fed. They didn’t fancy an encore of another 5 billion dollars in non debt based silver certificates issued through the treasury by his executive order 11110.
And the internet allows people to confine themselves to their already existing beliefs. Or to compound misunderstandings.
Sure it helps to get a real copy of say the Michelson Morely paper, but then there are those who claim that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was a false flag operation, or that they can take whatever action they like because some of BS interpretation of the US Constitution.
Still haven’t figured out why my name spelled in capitals makes me a corporate something, mostly because those ranting on that subject on the internets never cite a law. And no the municipal governance of Washington DC (1871) is not adequate.
But hey it’s nice to see so many reporting things like the repletion of the Cold Fusions successes.
So it seems like there be a lot of distraction. Including the Daily Bell.
I’am worried about the US military being pawns of some inner cirkles of international power(i.e. CFR).
The frame should be based on our humanity. Because in a us vs them scenario:
“they” are dead-set-against,
the peoples’ will.
Sometimes it seems like the boardgame of Risk…how many countries can we get our military positioned in? There were reports recently that we could be setting up drone bases in North Africa, along with deployment of troops into 35 countries on the African continent in 2013.
It is a big train running down hill with no brakes…and there is a sizable roadblock ahead in the form of millions who want an end to the charade, and two countries mentioned above who have their interests to protect. I worry too there could be a false flag event…the mother of all evils too. I suspect it will include the ET/alien threat. I really don’t think China nor Russia have the weaponry to keep up with the US in an advanced world war, but they certainly have enough to do plenty of damage. This collateral damage would be too great for all to bare. However, a false flag event that would incite a unified effort against a new enemy might accomplish what all else is failing to do. I’m not sure if Russia or China would be happy with this outcome, but they might have little choice. Of course, I also wonder if Russia or China may prompt “disclosure” as a preemptive measure against the US, thereby changing the potential reaction from people around the world (if there would be an alien false flag event). There are still too many variables unknown to the public. I do believe we have been able to expose some of the puppetry behind the curtain, but the puppeteers in China and Russia are still somewhat of an unknown entity in my opinion, especially in China. I also wonder if the real “powers that be” are really 2, 3 or 4 groups who are fighting amongst themselves, and against us, for ultimate control of the earth. For, if I think what the pot of gold is, control of the earth will lead to unfettered access to the resources and technology to “break away” from the planet as Dr. Farrell theorizes (or so I believe). This “breaking away” would then lead to new territories and new technology in search of what I believe is the one of their real primary goals: the immortality of the “Gods”.
Wow…I’m impressed. Not bad. Not ba at all.
The only quibble I have is this:
But as Russia and China have warned, such a unipolar world is not going to happen, not on their watch anyway.
A faction within Russia dis expel some of the oligarchs that looted her after Gorby sold out for $10 billion. But my intuition tells me that they have come to an accomodation with them. Exxon got the contract for drilling in partenrship with Gazprom in the Russian artctic. I once read an article about a freak called the “Rotscum scion” and he was at an aluminum plant owned partially by Rusal. I think Russia also has an interest in some huge oil &gas deposits under the Mediterranean (the why of Syria).
China: Mao came from a Yale (yeah, the original drug trffickers’ university) Divinity School in China. China was taken over during the Rotscum Opium Wars against her and, I believe, is still controlled by them. I think china is their stooge 100%.
You should research this more. Kissinger, Bush, Nixon and the zionist joooo connection to China.