Category Archives: Politics

RED PILL

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April  23, 2017

({RED PILL}): The Globalist plan for global conquest was as so… to fit regional pieces into a global super-structure: The EU (28 countries) was to fit into NAFTA (3 countries) using TTIP as the connector, then the TPP (12 -18 countries) was to be used to connect the EU, NAFTA and TTIP to the Pacific Rim countries. This global structure –once completed– was to be further homogenized using UN-Agenda 21 (now 2030 Agenda). To fund the governance of such a massive system, a global tax was required: Carbon Taxes, which could be used as a tax and a ‘justifiable’ control mechanism for every single human on the planet. The final goal is a scientific dictatorship, they call a ‘Technocracy’ to protect mother earth through population reduction. This is not about orange hair, small hands, left or right, male or female or Islam. Islam is being used as a tool by the globalists: out of chaos comes order, a new order controlled by the money masters, who are the natural predators of man. The death of TPP, the Brexit and the populism of Marine Le Pen (even if she loses), has set this global plan back decades. Russia and Putin are being used as the ‘big bad wolf’ to scare their livestock (that’s you) back into the pen. While you are at work, paying your bills and your taxes and raising your family, this is the kind of shit these folks are thinking up. Stop being their fool. Now.

Trump has flipped

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April  23, 2017

Quick assessment on Trump:

  1. He has flipped to the Neocons
  2. He has flipped to the Deep State
  3. He has partially flipped to the Globalists

If Trump flips on all three, we will have a de facto continuation of the Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama agendas.

More in-depth, penetrating analysis from from Dr. Paul Craig Roberts…

TMR 171 : Dr. Paul Craig Roberts : Trump Is Over
Published on Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:50

“I think that the Trump presidency is already over. I’m not even sure he qualifies as a figurehead.”—PCR

Dr. Julian Charles: “We are joined once again by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former US Assistant Secretary to the Treasury for Economic Policy, for a discussion on the Trump presidency so far.”

Dr. Roberts assesses the performance of the new president and his administration with reference to pre-election promises; shares with us his view that the deep state has effectively neutralised Donald Trump as US president; gives his reaction to the so-called “Syrian gas attack” in Idlib, and the subsequent military action by the US against Syria; and considers the very real prospects for war as Washington steps up its warmongering around the globe.

James Perloff on Trump, Syria and the New World Order

Published on May 25, 2017

James Perloff returns to Our Interesting Times to his article “Trump Is Unmasked: 14 Reasons Why the Syria Airstrikes Were a Really Bad Idea.”  We talk about President Trump’s decision to order a missile attack on a Syrian airfield last month and why this apparent betrayal is a signal that his administration has been co-opted by neoconservative warmongers and the Israeli lobby. Later we discuss Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, his connections to the Deep State and organized crime.

NOTES:

TMR 171 : Dr. Paul Craig Roberts : Interview Notes
Published on Saturday, 22 April 2017 16:27

Has Trump Surrendered?

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April  6, 2017

Is Trump losing the Neocon chess game or is he just sacrificing some pawns to ready for a future attack? 

Neocon Chess …
-Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser
-Bannon removed from National Security Council
-Nunes steps aside from Russia investigation
-Trump attacks Syria

Trump just lobbed 59 Tomahawk missiles ($1.6M ea.) at a country that does not threaten the US and without a declaration of war as required by the US Constitution. Keep in mind that Assad has done nothing to the USA and does not threaten our national security in the least. Also, keep in mind, the first sarin gas attack the West blamed on Assad turned out to be supplied by Hillary. Does it matter the so-called (US-backed) ‘rebels’ have slaughtered 100s of thousands of innocent Syrians, most of whom were Christians? Does it matter that only Putin and Assad (not US/NATO) are protecting the Christians in Syria?

THIS IS WHAT A TOMAHAWK CRUISE MISSILE DOES

Saudi Arabia and Qatar didn’t want Iran and Syria to build a proposed pipeline between Iran and Syria which would have been competition to the House of Saud and Qatar (Our best head-chopping buds for life). The House of Saud didn’t like Syria’s Assad because he is Alawite not Sunni like them. Most of Syria (64%) is Sunni. Interesting note: Muslims, Jews and Christians have lived and worked in relative peace together in Syria for 200 years. Also, it is important to note that the US Geopolitical strategy was to destabilize the Middle East which included Syria so the Saudi and US State Department are in complete agreement that Assad must to go.

Dueling Pipelines

DRUDGE headlines from 4/6/17…

  • RAND PAUL: MUST COME TO CONGRESS FOR WAR APPROVAL…
  •  TRUMP SPEED INTENDED TO MAXIMIZE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE…
  • CALLS ON ‘CIVILIZED NATIONS’ TO JOIN IN ‘SEEKING TO END THE SLAUGHTER AND BLOODSHED IN SYRIA’…
  • ‘VITAL NATIONAL SECURITY INTEREST’ OF USA…
  • ‘Targeted Military Strike’ on Airfield…
  • In Response to Chemical Attack…
  • Missiles Launched from Warships in Mediterranean…
  • RUSSIA WARNS USA…
  • Pentagon Confident ‘No Russian Forces At Air Field’…

TRUMP: August 30, 2013…

HILLARY: April 6, 2017…

Trump losing his base …


Update April 11, 2017: from the Saker…

A multi-level analysis of the US cruise missile attack on Syria and its consequences

A multi-level analysis of the US cruise missile attack on Syria and its consequences

The Fact Checker’s guide for detecting FAKE news…

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | Dec 13, 2016

FAKE NEWS

On the matter of FAKE news.  After the painful and unexpected loss of their rigged 2016 presidential election, our overlords have come up with a new method to constrain the alternative news using their newly minted Ministry of Truth; so I thought now would be a good time to find out how to determine what is fake and what is not.

There are many kinds of fake news sites. On one end of the spectrum, you have news satire sites like ‘The Onion’ that make no bones about what they are up to. They blatantly make outlandish claims like the US will be painting the White House pink. This pink story even fooled the official Chinese news service who embarrassingly repeated this fake, but very funny story. This was a painful lesson for our authoritarian Chinese friends, but a lesson none the less. I read the Onion for fun, but never, ever post the Onion articles to my FB page, since many will share and re-post as fact.

Another kind of fake news site is one that does not source any of their fact-claims, they just make statements of opinion and present them as fact. They may be true or not, but can never be trusted. Usually just click-bait to satisfy your own prejudices.

Other sites are run by the CIA for a myriad of reasons. One of their favorite tricks is to place something in the news that will later prove to be false. The fake news item is repeated by all those in the alt media who do no fact checking or sourcing, thus making the alt news folks look stupid… and many are. It’s a fun game.

Another CIA game is the limited hangout. The CIA uses this technique when they have been caught with their pants down. They will release just enough true information to give credibility but try to steer the public around the real data, hidden within. This is my opinion on Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept.  Why?  Check my articles at ClearNFO: search for Snowden. (The Intercept,  somehow escaped inclusion in The FAKE 200;  heavy /S)

NOTE: It is important to realize that as of July 2nd, 2013 the US Government repealed the Propaganda Ban on Government-Made News for Americans, making it open season with billions to spend to lie and deceive the American public with our own money. Cool. Our representatives actually vote for this shit.

I’ve divided the News into the following four (4) Categories:
1. FAKE but fun
2. FAKE with malice and forethought
3. FAKE without malice or forethought
4. REAL news sites

***NEWS Categories***

-FOR FUN
• News satire sites like ‘The Onion
• I’ve listed others at the bottom of this article.

-WITH MALACE & FORETHOUGHT
(Key Indicators: Heavy use of logical fallacies and omission of key data)
• MSM: ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, NYT, Washington Post, etc.
• The Economist
• WSJ
• CIA PSYOPS
— Working with the MSM to shape public opinions (see Operation Mockingbird)
— Setting up fake news sites to help paint public landscape
— Releasing plausible but fake stories to embarrass those who repeat without verifying
— Limited Hangouts: Example ‘The Intercept’. Characteristics: well-funded and CIA connections. When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to misinform the public, they resort to admitting — sometimes even volunteering — some of the truth while still managing to withhold the key and damaging facts in the case. The public, however, is usually so intrigued by the new information that it never thinks to pursue the matter further.

-WITHOUT MALICE OR FORETHOUGHT:
• Blinded by ideology
• Blinded by the desire to please their financial supporters
• Lazy, ignorant

-REAL NEWS SITES:
Good: James Corbett of The Corbett Report (See my links tab at ClearNFO for more good sites)
Bad: CFR.  The CFR is one of the major sources of evil on this planet, but they are generally very truthful about what their plans are.  You may have to read between the lines a bit and it helps if you understand their origin and their plans for a one world government.  A good place to start is with James Perloff’s excellent book,  The Shadows of Power or with The Quigley Formula video on YouTube by G. Edward Griffin.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR:
• Where does their money come from?
• Who is on their board of directors?
• Who are the owners?
• Do they site sources?
• Do they date their news articles?
• Do they EXAGGERATE their headlines?
• Does their headline match the content?
• Is the site geared for click-bait?
• Reputation? Good, bad or none?

Notable news satire outlets

  • Academia Caţavencu (Romania)
  • The Beaverton (Canada)
  • The Betoota Advocate (Australia)
  • Broken Newz
  • The Chaser (Australia)
  • The Civilian (New Zealand)
  • The Noose (Singapore)
  • The Clinic (Chile)
  • The Daily Currant (U.S.)
  • The Daily Mash (UK)
  • Disassociated Press
  • “El Mundo Today” (Spain)
  • El Jueves (Spain)
  • Faking News (India)
  • Feral Tribune (Croatia)
  • Frank (Canada)
  • Le Gorafi (France)
  • Grönköpings Veckoblad (Sweden)
  • Lush For Life (U.S.), abandoned 2007
  • Moskovskaya Komsomolka (Russia)
  • National Report (U.S.)
  • NewsBiscuit (UK)
  • The Onion (U.S.)
  • The Oxymoron (UK)
  • The Pan Arabia Enquirer (Middle East)
  • The Phoenix (Ireland)
  • Private Eye (UK)
  • SatireWire (U.S.)
  • ScrappleFace (U.S.)
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (U.S.)
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (U.S.)
  • Titanic (Germany)
  • The True North Times (Canada)
  • Uncyclopedia’s UnNews
  • The UnReal Times (India)
  • Weekend Update from Saturday Night Live (U.S.)
  • Weekly World News (U.S.)
  • Zaytung (Turkey)

If the news site contains the following domain names, it is likely a purveyor of fake news:

Additional NFO…

WAYNE MADSEN | 28.11.2016 | OPINION
The Major Purveyor of ‘Fake News’ is the CIA-Corporate Complex

The Truth About Fake News | Russia Hacked U.S. Election For Donald Trump?

 

REVEALED: How US Government-Media Complex Are The Masters of ‘Fake News’

U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans

The Smith–Mundt Act of 1948 banned the US Government from producing propaganda aimed at US Citizens.  On July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts.

Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 (part of the National Defense Authorization Act) has repealed the domestic prohibition, allowing the government’s broadcasting to be directed at/created for Americans for the first time in over 40 years. Jul 15, 2013

BBG (Broadcasting Board of Governors): The mission of the Broadcasting Board of Governors is to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. The agency’s mission is reinforced by those of the individual broadcasters that are overseen by the BBG.

APPLE PIE PROPAGANDA? THE SMITH–MUNDT ACT BEFORE AND AFTER THE REPEAL OF THE DOMESTIC DISSEMINATION BAN by Weston R. Sager

 

The Baby Choice

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | Sep 24, 2016

The inversion of language

The inversion of language

My college philosophy teacher was and probably still is an atheist, yet he was an amazingly brilliant teacher … one of my best. Despite his lack of faith or belief in things unseen or unproven by his deductive method, he was staunchly anti-abortion. He reasoned as did I that once you minimize or devalue life at one end of the spectrum (very young) what logically will prevent you from minimizing it at the other end (very old); and once so done, one’s foot is squarely placed on the proverbial slippery slope. And where does this slope lead? Well it leads to further adjustments at either or both ends. So if we have scarce resources —which we always do– the value of a person prior to being productive for society would be less than say a person of working age and likewise the value of an older person incapable of vigorous work would be less valuable. So at some point, this logic trip leads us to the conclusion of stratification of value based on age; such that a society would be more interested in investing and/or saving the life of someone between the age of 18 and 35 say. Outside this range, you are less valuable and therefore on your own; or possibly a candidate for post-birth abortion. In fact this is already occurring. We have death panels with Obamacare and recent opinion polls on college campuses show a growing approval of post-birth abortion up to age five if it would save jobs. So there you have it. Ideas have power and they have consequences that on first blush you may not have even considered.

If you are religious, you can find many persuasive arguments against abortion from the pulpit; but if you are not religious, these arguments are unimpressive, unconvincing and annoying.  If you believe that there is no creator, and that we are just the end result of eons of random successful genetic mutations originating from a primordial soup, the idea of a fetus being just a blob of cells like your liver or spleen– to be removed at will when necessary or convenient– is intellectually reasonable if not entirely emotionally satisfying.  The non-religious would naturally wonder what the big fuss is all about and rightfully feel these religious nuts are encroaching on “my reproductive rights!”   Amazingly, however, faith has found a place in the hearts of the faithless…once the fetus is beyond the birth canal, umbilical cord cut and fetus viable; it somehow magically attains full rights of an individual human being and is so named.   This is part of a long list of “well-established” facts that comprise the credo of the secular world.  They reason that perhaps life may begin a bit earlier than this, but not by much.  To make things more confusing, we are told that no one really knows when life begins anyway; so we can now use this fuzzy construct to smudge any clear demarcation and add confusion to the ill-trained mind.

What kind of barbarian would deny a woman the right to control her own body or her right to practice birth control as she sees fit?   And what about rape, incest and the mother’s life or the quality of life of the infant due to poverty, genetic irregularities, malformations or congenital maladies?  Or you wanted a boy and not a girl or it’s just not convenient just now.  Surely you must see the logic of allowing women to abort their fetuses?   And, to combat the religious nuts, there are websites dedicated to proving that abortion is biblical just in case you are not so sure about all this Deity stuff.  So what’s the big deal?  The non-believer has every angle covered.  It’s just a medical procedure performed by a doctor and his patient.

So, if we are to make any headway on this debate, we have two choices:  we can convert everyone on the planet to agree with our particular religious views—unlikely– or we can take a logical, scientific view upon which believers and non-believers can agree.

So what is a fetus?  Is it a blob of cells?  Yes and no.  Is it a weed or a flower, trash or treasure? A series of electrochemical reactions or a blessing?  I think we can agree that the term fetus is a cold, disinterested name given to a very young human.  It is not a dog.  It is not a cat and it is not a liver or an abscessed tooth to be pulled or a hair or finger nail to be cut.  It is something different.  It depends on the mother for sustenance but it is not part of the mother and does not share its DNA with any other cell in the mother’s body.  Every cell in the Mother’s body has the same DNA as every other cell in the Mother’s body except the fetus or baby which resides within the mother’s womb…there by no fault of its own. Helpless, nature’s most vulnerable.  The baby possesses some DNA from the Father and some from the Mother but woven together in a very unique way.   No two siblings are exactly alike even identical twins differ in terms of gene expression and space and time…and none possess the same combination of DNA as the Mother.

So I think we can safely say that the fetus is not part of the Mother’s body in any logical since unless you also consider the male’s penis part of the mother’s body during coitus and could be aborted as well if not attached to a legally defined separate human.  But such conclusions illustrate the foolishness of the abortionists logic more than my crassness.  And we can safely say that the fetus is a young human though we may disagree if it is alive or not. Since we have no good definition of life this can be problematic.  Some viruses defy our definition of life by many accounts; however, most of us can tell the difference between a virus and a rock yet we get confused when discussing a fetus.

For the non-believer none of this may matter much anyway since the pain to the little human is short –if at all– and it benefits the greater good of the collective to reduce the population, but you must admit that this is a little more consequential than getting a tooth removed or a haircut and there may be some ethical question about killing an innocent life.  And for the agnostic or the ethically challenged… if perchance there is a Creator, I would imagine this creator might be just a little bit pissed at a people who chose of their own free will to pass a law that has resulted in the death of over 58 million of His most innocent ones.

Additional Reading from ClearNFO:  Opus 014: The Hoax of materialism

Sources:

The Shadow History of Burners

Posted by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | May 15, 2016

Below, you will find an outstanding two-part interview of Steve Outtrim by Jan Irvin of Gnostic Media chocked full of important information on the Burners and much, much more.  This is well worth your time.  If you have any spare funds, please consider a donation to Jan Irvin at Gnostic Media to help sustain Jan’s excellent work on these and other topics.

PART 1:

Steve’s downloadable PowerPoint Presentation Part 1

Steve Outtrim Interview – “Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon: The Shadow History of Burners Pt1” – #247

Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon: The Shadow History of Burners – Part 1 (Gnostic Media ep 247) from Burners on Vimeo.

Audio Only:


PART 2:

Steve’s downloadable PowerPoint Presentation Part 2

Steve Outtrim Interview – “Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon: The Shadow History of Burners Pt.2” – #248

Shadow History of Burners Part 2 PSYOP and the Presidio – Steve Outtrim on Gnostic Media Podcast 248 from Burners on Vimeo.

Audio Only:

 

Burning Man Turns 30: The Joys, Pitfalls (and Drugs) of Hollywood’s “Vacation for the Soul”

Cruz

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | May 01, 2016

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz

I really get why many people like Ted Cruz. They believe that he is a strict constitutionalist and that he will stand up to the establishment. He did after all take over the Senate floor for more than 21 hours to speak about the need to defund Obamacare, when other Republicans like John Cornyn voted to fully fund Obamacare with a cloture vote out of sight of their constituents.  We all loved Ted for this bold move and we thought that we finally had someone to speak our voice, but what we didn’t fully appreciate is that other professional politicians saw this rightfully as grandstanding signifying nothing but self-serving promotional theater.  As we dig deeper into Ted’s words vs his actions we discover that much of what Ted does is self-promotion, the facts and the constitution be damned.

Natural Born Citizen

First, it is abundantly clear to any strict interpretation of the constitution that Ted is not and cannot be a natural born citizen.  Sure, you can point to this or that constitutional scholar or opinion maker who can make a reasoned argument that he is natural-born by their interpretation.  I can point to just as many on the other side, but it is abundantly clear that Ted was born in Canada, not the USA and that his father was not a US Citizen.  The crux seems to depend on your belief in the power of the legislature to confer natural-born status or the US Constitution, and of course if you want Ted to be president.

 

Supported giving Obama Fast Track Authority

Ted Cruz first supported Fast Track which would allow Obama (Globalist) to bypass the constitutional treaty approval requirement of 2/3rd senate vote. He even wrote an op-ed supporting this: “We strongly urge our colleagues in Congress to vote for trade-promotion authority,” Cruz stated, along with co-author Rep. Paul Ryan (Globalist), R-Wis., in a Wall Street Journal (Globalist) op-ed on April 21.

This Trade Promotion Authority, also called fast-track would allow this treaty now called an agreement to be negotiated in secret by Obama, dumped on the Senate floor with no time to read, debate or change, and passed with a simple up or down vote of only 51% to pass not the 2/3rds required by the US Constitution. This TPP treaty (masquerading as an agreement) BTW would end US Sovereignty and place this country and our constitution under the control of international corporations (Globalism). Next, Cruz does a 180 on this decision… “Cruz’s criticism of fast-track comes as a surprise, considering his public praise of the bill only two months prior.”

How could a constitutionalist like Ted ever even consider giving Obama this unconstitutional power in the first place, much less get in bed with a Globalist like Paul Ryan?

 

Voted to extend the  Patriot Act

Where was Ted Cruz on the Audit the Fed vote? Answer: Missing in Action, nowhere to be found. However, Ted had no such problem when it came to reauthorizing the 100% Unconstitutional and and rights-destroying Patriot Act which is an anathema to anyone who values the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

 

Deep ties to the Bush Crime Family

Neil Bush (Globalist), Jeb’s brother, joined Ted Cruz’s finance team on March 8th. Jeb Bush (Globalist) endorses Ted Cruz for Republican nomination March 22nd.

From the Daily Caller: “The Bush-Cruz connection is clear. Ted was George W.’s brain when he ran for president. A top policy adviser, Ted maneuvered for Solicitor General in Bush World but settled for a plum at the Federal Trade Commission. Ted’s a Bush man with deep ties to the political and financial establishment.  Ted and wife Heidi brag about being the first “Bush marriage” – they met as Bush staffers. Cruz was an adviser on legal affairs while Heidi was an adviser on economic policy and eventually director for the Western Hemisphere on the National Security Council under Condoleezza Rice. Condi helped give us the phony war in Iraq. Heidi then went to the Bush U.S. Trade Representative as a top deputy to U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Zoellick, who wired Heidi’s membership in the Council on Foreign Relations and job at Goldman Sachs. The bailed-out bank then loaned Cruz $1 million secretly to finance his Senate race. Cruz would also borrow an undisclosed $1 million loan from Citicorp.”


More on Ted from ClearNFO:

Is Ted Cruz a Globalist tool or not? You decide…

The 7 Lessons of John Taylor Gatto

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April 16, 2016

John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto

It’s hard to know where to start with the amazing John Taylor Gatto.    Through the marvel of technology, I have witnessed the speeches and lectures of some of our most awake and aware; including Joseph Campbell (mythology), Anthony C. Sutton (History), Carroll Quigley (History), Richard Feynman (Physics), Leonard Susskind (Physics), Milton Friedman (Economics), G. Edward Griffin (Author) and many others; yet, John Taylor Gatto is different.  He is more subtle, more joyful and more broadly read. With his vast body of knowledge, from many diverse fields of study, he draws his insightful, practical conclusions, seemingly effortlessly.  He is a pleasure to watch as you observe his mind clicking through his body of studies to share unpretentious knowledge and wisdom with you.

So with John, like so many other great thinkers and writers, I have been the thankful beneficiary of his great works. During my personal pursuit to discover untainted, useful information, many great people have contributed to this quest; causing me to turn around and see what was making shadows on the wall of the cave I was haplessly born into.

John was a good, loyal teacher for 30 years, until he decided to stop damaging his students: “He was named New York City Teacher of the Year in 1989, 1990, and 1991, and New York State Teacher of the Year in 1991.  In 1991, he wrote a letter announcing his retirement, titled I Quit, I Think, to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal, saying that he no longer wished to “hurt kids to make a living.”” – Wikipedia

John slowly discovered that rather than teaching his kids, he was in fact damaging their ability to learn and think.  He was in effect implementing a regimen of social engineering devised by very familiar tax-free foundations to advance a very different agenda.  I think it is important for all of us as parents and concerned citizens to discover exactly what John discovered so that we too will understand how the school systems are damaging our children and what exactly we can do to stop and reverse this damage.

John Taylor Gatto’s Resignation: I Quit. I Think

Below, John Taylor Gatto, tells you what he use to teach in school until he discovered that he was harming his students.

  • The first lesson I teach is confusion.
  • The second lesson I teach is your class position.
  • The third lesson I teach kids is indifference.
  • The fourth lesson I teach is emotional dependency.
  • The fifth lesson I teach is intellectual dependency.
  • The sixth lesson I teach is provisional self-esteem.
  • The seventh lesson I teach is that you can’t hide.

Here is John in his own words.  I encourage you to read it in its entirety to make this real for you…

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Deep Politcs and Drugs

CLEARNFO.com | April 15, 2016 | Backgrounder Report

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Parts 1 – 3 of a 5 part series from PETER DALE SCOTT at WHO WHAT WHY

NOTE: Parts 4 & 5 are yet to be published

Accountable Government

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April 14, 2016

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

Everyone seems to have their pet peeves or core issues when it comes to politics: race, jobs, abortion, education, ‘fill in the blank’. I’m mostly a libertarian since I just want to be left alone and I leave almost everyone else alone to do as they please. Everyone else’s rights end where my nose begins and of course this goes both ways. Live and let live, etc. And over the years, I’ve looked at government spending and abuse. I’ve noted that the more money you give to the government, the less money and freedom for everyone else. This is always the case despite your politics. But it’s more than money, since government has a monopoly on force and violence and can do many other things that would be illegal for the average citizen. Government has set itself up with special powers, but it is really not that special since it is just a collection of people much like any corporate body. But without the special powers of violence, force and without the discipline of a balance sheet or income statement, it is not constrained by the laws of economics as are all those subject to its control. Thus, we have a powerful and potentially evil group of men riding herd over the rest of us. Without the constraint of law or our constitution, there would be nothing to slow down or stop its natural growth in power, scope and size until one day –like a tumor– it consumes the body that feeds it; and it too will die.

So my basic political formula goes like this: More power and money to the government = less power and freedom for the individual.

This is the prism I use to view my politics. Many disagree with this assessment. They feel that government is here to take care of the poor, the needy, to build roads and bridges and to make sure we all behave. The government in a real sense for these folks, is like the big Daddy or Father of the family of humanity and many in government see this as their job too. But without constraints on government the men who control government will naturally be turned over to their own delusions and desires and we all suffer. This is always the case. So what to do? Well, you could have a set of fundamental laws and principles that are immutable; designed to constrain this beast we call a government, and we have such a thing called the US Constitution. While not perfect, it has mechanisms built in for change. All laws in this country by definition must therefore be based on this founding document or they are by definition illegal. In fact, all our government officials are required to swear an oath to defend and protect this document as a requirement of their employment. So there is no one in this country who can legally take away the rights, liberties and freedoms guaranteed by this document and we are thus said to be a ‘Nation of Laws’. The laws are there to protect us all. This includes the majority and the minorities. The majority for example cannot vote to take away the rights, freedoms or the property of the minority, or even those of a single individual, no matter how popular it might be. So it is a surprise for many to discover that this country is not a democracy and never has been a democracy; because in a democracy two wolves and a sheep could vote on what to have for dinner, and the sheep likely wouldn’t fare so well. In a republic –like we have– the sheep’s rights as an individual would be protected.

But even with all these protections in law, if you have a nation of people without morals or character, you will find you have created a government in your image who likewise has no morals or character, but unlike you, this government has a monopoly on power and force and so, is no longer constrained by anything but its own selfish desires.

This is where we find ourselves today.

Part of being a moral person with character is to hold yourself and your government accountable.

  • This means when your government lies you into wars that kill millions of innocent people, you must take a stand and hold this government accountable.
  • This means when your government murders in cold blood, in broad daylight one of your presidents, you must hold this government accountable.
  • This means when your government spies illegally on its citizens, you must hold the government accountable.
  • This means when your government lies to you about the attacks on 9/11, you must hold those responsible accountable; otherwise they will conclude they can do the same thing again.