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The Daily Bell – Edward Snowden: Limited Hangout or a Globalist Step-Back?

June 10, 2013

 

http://www.thedailybell.com/29215/Edward-Snowden-Limited-Hangout-or-a-Globalist-Step-Back

 

These guys at The Daily Bell always offer penetrating insight into the big stories that the Old Media plays up big. More often than not, there is more to the fact that it is a story in the corporate-government-media complex than meets the eye at first glance.

 

They don’t offer these ideas as just-so, or as if they were facts. Indeed they simply say this is what it looks like to us.

 

In my opinion, their ideas generally ring true…

 

Free-Market Analysis: You read it here first over the weekend: Like Julian Assange and Occupy Wall Street, Edward Snowden is likely part of a larger dominant social theme, a manipulation created and supported by globalists who have created the world’s mega-surveillance state and now want to publicly enshrine it.

See our two articles:

Reuters: People Demand Government Action to Subdue Internet Surveillance

Was Guardian ‘SpyGate’ Article Planted to Support Pending British ‘Snooper’ Law?

The Guardian, which broke the initial story utilizing Snowden as a source, is part of the mainstream media. The mainstream media is controlled and globalist in its outlook. If those controlling the Guardian and other mainstream outlets didn’t want Snowden on the front page, he wouldn’t be there.

 

read the rest of the article here…

 

Reminds me of something from the Isaac Asimov science fiction Foundation trilogy… The Second Foundation arranges to get itself discovered and sacrifices a few of its own to make the First Foundation think that the Second Foundation is extinguished…

 

False flag operations, the military calls them. Seems as though about half of the “terrorist” hits since 2001 that the FBI stopped were FBI false flag operations in the first place.

But stop the presses. The Daily Bell itself promotes throughout its web pages the theme that the Internet Reformation is a big challenge to the powers that be that they expend considerable intellectual effort exposing. There is Ron Paul praising Edward Snowden and saying we need many more of them. Whether or not Snowden and Julian Assange are meant as the first phase of a Hegelian exercise, it still remains that it does expose the spying.

Like Ezekiel wrote in his prophetic book, if the warning is sounded and you do nothing, it’s their fault, not yours. If you don’t sound the alarm, then it’s your fault, not theirs.

These rogue actors have sounded the alarm, Ron Paul of course more effectively than most of us in the context of the current state of the world.

But there is indeed something missing. We all need more Ron Paul’s all over the world. The rest of the world is none of America‘s business, meaning meddling is neither welcome or effective as a diplomatic tool. But what is more effective is communication among private individuals, which is exactly what the Internet enables. American fans of Ron Paul and the principles of liberty and respect, and individual rights, need to become more aware of international initiatives along these lines.

And for comic relief, we have a comment from Donald Trump on Fox News Channel.

Headline: Donald Trump calls Snowden a “grandstander”.

Really? Donald Trump calling Snowden a grandstander? Hello? Get it? Really? Are you kidding me?

 

 

 

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My Person of the Year and Why

December 2, 2012
Ron Paul, member of the United States House of...

Ron Paul, member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Read on to see why in my opinion Ron Paul is the person of most influence over events of the world in this year 2012, at least of most impact on world events beginning this year).

Time Magazine, apparently attempting to expand its readership, or maybe to try to slow down the attrition of its readership to places that are not so tilted toward the plutocratic directives of the big-government crowd, with the smarter-than-you attitude, has put its person-of-the-year selections in the wild with a poll for public input.

Democratic Whoopsy: Kim Jong-Un and Mohamed Morsey Lead Time’s ‘Person Of The Year’ Poll | TechCrunch:
http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/27/democratic-whoopsy-kim-jong-un-and-mohamed-morsey-lead-times-person-of-the-year-poll/

Gregory Ferenstein, the author of the techcrunch.com article, summed up the theme of the article well in the opening paragraph:

The Internet has a hard time taking things seriously and will happily enact silly vengeance on websites daring enough to leave important tasks up to a vote. Time’s coveted “Person of the Year” poll has been hijacked by thousands of pranksters who have voted up the not-so democratic icons, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un and Egypt’s Mohamed Morsey. The up votes could be legitimate exercise in satire, punishing Time for even floating the idea of those two in a poll next to Obama and brave political dissidents. But, if Morsey–or worse, Kim–actually wins the poll, Time will have egg on its face (both Kim and Morsey have nearly twice the number of votes as 3rd place).

Of course Mr. Ferenstein missed one important reason that Time exposed its yearly attention-grabbing exercise to a public poll, and that is the desertion of its readership for periodicals that do not regularly insult them and their “clinging to their religion and guns”, to use one refrain that sums up the arrogance.

I’d much rather trust my facts-based faith than in government edicts from Central Planning, and in my neighbors’ guns than in a government that is so arrogant as to tell us they are ordering us around for our own good.

I’d rather trust what I know and what my neighbor knows than what any political power tells me, especially when it’s for my own good.

But Time Magazine generally goes along with this theme of “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you”. Reach for your wallet when you hear that.

Zuckerburg as one who most influenced the events of the year more than Julian Assange apparently sparked a firestorm of comment in the Blogosphere over issues of privacy. I don’t follow Time’s person-of-the-year posturing very much, this time it just got my attention this year from other places. I believe both of those persons influenced events surrounding privacy issues, albeit in different ways. Zuckerburg’s influence was in helping expose your most private moments to the whole world, Assange’s was in exposing government secrets.

Julian Assange’s contribution was more important, and no doubt hit like a missive into thousands of secret conversations in the halls of power, and no doubt resulted in hundreds of plans on drawing boards over strategies to get more political control over the Internet.

MY PERSPECTIVE ON “PERSON OF THE YEAR

Next December I’ll call this something else, to distinguish it from the Time Magazine term, if free speech is still as open as it is today, and the dollar crash has not yet put the means for it out of reach. Of course the right to free speech is under attack around the edges in the US, as bloggers that blast the TSA get harassed at airports with extra attention, and even the most outspoken voice in the United States Senate against TSA gets detained for hours at one airport, with the TSA denying it.

When Bush said we need to do this and that “without violating” constitutional rights, he evoked bitter sarcastic laughter at this sick joke. He said it with a straight face. Now Obama doesn’t even bother giving lip service to the idea.

The idea of Obama as professor of constitutional law at Saul Alinsky Institute is what I call a “negative credential”. It’s like Stalin giving lectures on civil liberties, or Paul Krugman giving lectures on how to get a prosperous economy. For those who don’t know about Krugman, he’s a columnist at New York that gives out advice to the government on how to improve the economy, and when his ideas cause poverty and misery he just says they simply should have done more of what he said.

MY “PERSON OF THE YEAR”

I’ll tell you right now who influenced world events more than any other. It is the most under-reported story on the Internet, not counting the various conspiracies and intrigues that go on in high places that will not be reported at all, “or else”, until a generation later, like MK-Ultra and the syphilis tests and the Gulf of Tonkin and such things.

That person is Ron Paul, because he is personally responsible for forcing the most important political issues into the “national conversation”, and forcing the media to actually cover it. His bold and very public statements on the real causes of economic malaise and the loss of liberty and proposal of very real solutions gave hope to many more to enter into their own local conversations on these topics.

A decade ago, there was no other political figure talking about the Federal Reserve, for example, and no one else made a credible and honest case against political hubris, the arrogance of thinking that a political authority could solve a problem by issuing a decree.

Those issues and his denouncing of the erosion of liberties in general attracted a gathering of like-minded freedom-loving people.

His campaign for liberty resulted in tens of millions of people around the world becoming aware of each other. Some of them, like me, agreed with most of his ideas long before they knew of him. Others among these tens of millions were attracted for their own various reasons, and in the process discovered the underlying and wider implications of individual liberty in general.

A very big deal, this one: Ron Paul’s following forced the Republican Platform to include an audit of the Federal Reserve, and a nod to the gold standard. This is unprecedented in 100 years.

Of course Romney would have done his best to avoid doing anything about either of those two positions, but it showed the influence of the movement for freedom that congealed this year 2012 in the Republican Party.

Another result of the Ron Paul campaign to use the presidential horse race to educate the public on the issues of liberty, is that despite the best efforts of the plutocrat class, many that were attracted to some of the propaganda that publicized the plutocrat-financed “Occupy” movement, discovered a lot of things they had in common with the Tea Party movement.

Time Magazine named the Occupy movement as one of the reasons in 2011 they named the generic “the protestor” as their person of the year, but totally ignored the Tea Party demonstrations of 2010 which gathered much more massive numbers and represented the flip of parties in the House. The Occupy thing fizzled, and it now looks like the “Arab Spring” protestors have become mere dupes in the reach for power by power-hungry Islamic authoritarians, and those authoritarians dupes of the world-class plutocrats that financed the Islamists’ rise to power from the shadows.

In summary, Ron Paul has influenced world events by helping liberty-minded people find each other.

The media gave attention to the issues that were in the public mind during 2008 and 2012, plus the issues he forced into the conversation as related to current policy, but note that he also opposed membership in the United Nations and regarded the organization as an implicit vehicle for world dictatorship. He avoided using those terms that way outright, I believe, but it’s obvious.

For Christians the full impact of that will become more manifest during the years leading up to the Tribulation and thereafter. The world dictator predicted by the Bible is also known today as The Antichrist. But those who understand what’s happening will recognize other opponents of his dictatorship as being against the Antichrist, even though they are not “saved”, or not yet “saved”.

We can call these others “anti-anti-Christs”.

Liberty-minded people will have no choice but will have to become “anti-Antichrists”.

The convergence of political and economic tyranny will become evident with the top-down command to all the people to take a “mark” in the right hand or in the forehead.

In that mark of the Beast, the issues of so-called political “civil rights” such as free speech, free press, freedom of religion, and what most people think of when they think of “civil rights”, these things will meet with the issues of economic freedom. You cannot buy or sell without this mark, we will be told.

Some authors at Wired Magazine are already pushing for what they call a “cashless society”, by which they mean abandoning paper money in favor of electronic cash. Memo to Wired: Cash by any other name is still “cash”.

It’s hard to wrap my mind around the idea that the very smart folks at Wired Magazine don’t realize how much this idea of the government mandating electronic cash shows how flimsy the whole idea of fiat currency is. I’m sure some of their staff cheered the Ron Paul candidacy, lots of geeks liked his ideas. His primary campaign in 2007-2008 at first attracted by far the most donations from Silicon Valley, especially Google, where at least one of their technical staff quit so he could dedicate his time to the campaign.

For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.- Mark 4:22

Thou shalt not steal.- Exodus 20:15

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbour’s. -Exodus 20:17

And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.-1 Samuel 8:5
And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. -1 Samuel 8:7

The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,-Luke 4:18

And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, [many] days.–Daniel 11:33 

Paul Craig Roberts is WRONG about Hugo Chavez!

October 18, 2012
chavez

chavez (Photo credit: iarantzabal)

I enjoy many of the writings from Paul Craig Roberts, but in this one he was so expansively wrong on a subject that means something to me personally, because my wife is from Honduras. He lifts up Hugo Chavez, oppressor and dictator of Venezuela, and a pusher of leftist dictatorships across Latin America, who was stopped cold when he tried to take over Honduras for the richest people on the planet, the clique that put him in power. (You thought he financed his own ascendancy to power?)

http://www.thedailybell.com/28151/Paul-Craig-Roberts-Dont-Vote-for-Evil

Maybe Bush was an undercover emissary of Satan, but Paul Craig Roberts saying that Chavez “helps the people” shows he does not know what he’s talking about! Chavez has run 99% of Venezuelans into the ground worse off than they were before, and the 1% are the ones that rode his coat tails into confiscating all the wealth they could get from the ahem, “rich” to give to his friends, like he did when he swept his cronies into the Venezuelan oil company and the workers and the unions went on strike to protest.

My wife is from Honduras, and my ex-wife is from the Dominican Republic. I lived as a missionary in three different countries and visited three others. I have spent a lot of my time with people in the by-ways and the highways and helping the poor.

I followed the Hondurans’ brave blow back against tyranny in July, 2009 even as the world press LIED KNOWINGLY about them and the whole world condemned them. They called it a congressional-judicial “coup”. (If there is no “legitimate” way to remove a president from power that has become a dictator, it is already a “coup” and dictatorship, which Zelaya’s rule was).

They changed history and pushed back at the onslaught of leftist tyranny then. El Salvador saw it (after what I call Honduras’ cleanest, most-watched elections in its history) and their former guerrilla president said “Thanks anyway but no thanks” to ALBA and Chavez.

Now also Paraguay has removed their leftist demagogue dictator-wannabe by constitutional vote by the representatives who also were elected, hello!

Democracy is a meaningless term if the people elect a temporary king and absolute ruler every presidential term. If “democracy” is anything good, it is not a “divine right rule” by any “elected” president!

That’s why some great writers have said democracy is “two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner”!

From the article by Paul Craig Roberts:

Chavez is one of the American right-wing’s favorite bogyman because Chavez helps the people instead of bleeding them for the rich, which is Washington’s way. While Washington has driven all but the one percent into the ground, Chavez cut poverty in half, doubled university enrollment and provided healthcare and old-age pensions to millions of Venezuelans for the first time.


I seriously, very seriously, doubt Chavez has “cut poverty in half” except by his own government’s cooked-up numbers. I have seen analyses of the voting numbers in his elections that show strong evidence that there are more voters on the rolls there than are feasible for the population. It reminds me of the counties in the United States where there were more votes cast than there are registered voters, Florida in 2000 and 20008,  and Ohio in 2009, favoring both sides of the two-party power cartel.

Latins are not so gullible as Americans. But Americans are waking up. But they are awakening to the hubris of justifying American military expeditions and interventions  by trumpeting how much better political and economic freedoms are treated in the US compared to other nations.

But liberty-minded writers in America should not blind themselves to any rights violations anywhere. And appreciating Chavez for saying what many Latin Americans believe about American dominance in the sphere, even in demagoguery, is not the same as misunderstanding the economic and literal beatings that the poor have received in his country.

Some of the illusory wealth is not just from oil, but from drug trafficking. Venezuela’s government take would plunge big-time if the U.S. were to decriminalize drugs. It’s instructive to note that once upon a time the Medellin Cartel offered to pay off the entire national debt for Columbia and quit the trade if they would just leave them alone.

Columbia has handed over its own citizens for charges brought in Chavista courts, but Venezuela has refused to do anything about one Columbian warrant for the arrest of one Venezuelan general for drug trafficking, even posted to Interpol. The Chavista government has not bothered to respond in any way at all.

 

Little wonder he was elected to a fourth term as president despite the many millions of dollars Washington poured into the election campaign of Chavez’s opponent.

Who knows whether Chavez was “elected” in any fair count of the votes, because his government manufactures the electronic voting machines they use. A lot of those touch-vote machines were caught red-handed rigging the vote many places here in the States were made by that company, or a subsidiary, as revealed by Bev Harris, of Black Box Voting. Check out that site.

While Washington and the EU preach neoliberalism - the supremacy of capital over labor - South American politicians who reject Washington’s way are being elected and reelected in Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia.

Those countries also rejected free market solutions and freedoms, and they embraced top-down command dictatorship with Chavez, and FOUGHT AGAINST HONDURAS’ REJECTION OF FASCIST SOCIALISM when Honduras removed its dictator auto-coup caudillo piti-Chavez wannabe in 2009.

Chavez offered $3 million (dollars) to Micheletti, poured so much money into the country to pay anti-freedom protestors that the Honduran lempira rose TEN PERCENT! against the American dollar! And of course the corrupt piti-Chavez Zelaya is opposing Michael Strong’s attempt to help Honduras –AND THE ELECTED CONGRESS-  with the special economic zones inside Honduras.

It was the Ecuadoran government, not Washington, that had the moral integrity to grant political asylum to WikiLeaks‘ Julian Assange. The only time Washington grants asylum is when it can be used to embarrass an opponent.

The one bright light among this cartel of dictators is the granting of asylum to Julian Assange, but you can bet every dollar you have without risk, that this loose leftist alliance will not grant asylum to anybody that might embarrass them, except the ones that would, don’t want to anyway. If Comandante Zero were alive and asked for asylum, do you think they would grant it? If Zelaya seized power again in Honduras, you think they would grant asylum to Micheletti?

A bold Venezuelan media personality and journalist exposed a plot for serial assassinations or reporters and politicians in Honduras to be blamed on the Honduran post-election government (of 2009). It has happened as she predicted. Hondurans still don’t like the would-be caudillo or the brains of his operation, Patricia Rodas.

They should be embarrassed by the de-facto asylum of hundreds of Venezuelans and others from those regimes that have escaped to the United States and other places.

Like hundreds of Cuban doctors after Zelaya lost his dictatorship and who quietly asked Honduras for asylum when they were pulled out when Zelaya’s coup was stopped.

Who wants asylum in Venezuela?

In contrast to the leadership that is emerging in South America as more governments there reject the traditional hegemony of Washington, the US political elite, whether Republican or Democrat, are aligned with the rich against the American people.

It’s time smart people start realizing that the hegemony of some of “the rich” in America has a divide and conquer plan. George Soros, billionaire from manipulating currencies and market around the world that drove more millions into poverty that would have been, for example, supports that gang of leftist thugs that want to take over the Americas.

I’ve seen good stuff by this Paul Craig Roberts guy and what he’s saying about Latin America makes no sense at all!

The Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, has promised to cut taxes on the rich, taxes which are already rock bottom, to block any regulation of the gangsters in the financial arena and to privatize Social Security and Medicare.

That’s right, but Obama’s taxes are already proving a worse burden than what you would imagine Romney doing. He’s not only raising taxes on the people who invest in businesses that provide jobs for people like my wife and our children, he forced down our throats the biggest “regressive” tax increase against the POOR and middle class of all history with the abominable stepwise medical industry nationalization fiasco!

Sure, there are a precious few jobs doing software to handle all the thousands of rules in tens of thousands of pages of commands from the imperial capital of D.C. but it’s pulling resources from the free market. It’s outrageous to just talk about Romney helping this clique of rich, we all can see the obvious, that Obama helps them more because the middle class is shrinking faster under these measures than even with Bush and TARP –which Obama pushed for too!

Privatizing Social Security and Medicare means to divert the people’s tax dollars to the profits of private corporations. In Republican hands, privatization means only one thing: to cut the people’s benefits and to use the people’s tax dollars to increase the profits in the private sector. Romney’s policy is just another policy that sacrifices the people to the one percent.

SS and Medicare are a mess financed by a Ponzi scheme idea and depends on the whims of politicians and soon, health care panels that get the older folks free counseling on making sure they know how to die with a false “dignity”. I want the investors of private corporations to be free to make good profit for products they sell to people who want them instead of products forced down our throats from the imperial capital of anti-capitalist D.C.

Unfortunately, the Democrats, if a lesser evil, are still an evil. There is no reason to vote for the reelection of a president who codified into law the Bush regime’s destruction of the US Constitution, who went one step further and asserted the power to murder US citizens without due process of law and who has done nothing to stop the exploitation of the American people by the one percent.

Lesser evil? The Democrats are the party of slavery, Jim Crow, the socialist plantation, racist demagoguery, robbing their neighbors, two world wars, the Gulf of Tonkin, the Great Depression, economy-crippling tax hikes, the Federal Reserve, prenatal infanticide, religious suppression, free speech opponents, the United Nations! It’s the Republicans I’d call a “lesser evil”. The Dems are even bigger into the crony of crony capitalism, which they cover up by yelling louder about the poor and populating the traditional news sources with 97% Democrat-party as registered, even!

And remember, that government-media complex has been uplifting the war themes all along.

Yes, God blessed them somewhat during the earlier half of the 20th century because a lot of them sincerely wanted to help the poor. But then they became

As Gerald Celente says in the Autumn Issue of the Trends Journal, when confronted with the choice between two evils, you don’t vote for the lesser evil. You boycott the election and do not vote. “Lesser or greater, evil is evil.”If Americans had any sense, no one would vote in the November election. Whoever wins the November election, it will be a defeat for the American people.An Obama or Romney win stands in stark contrast with Chavez’s win. Here is how Lula da Silva, the popular former president of Brazil summed it up: “Chavez’s victory is a victory for all the peoples of Latin America. It is another blow against imperialism.” Washington, making full use of the almighty dollar, was unable to buy the Venezuelan election.

Chavez’ purported election victory, lifted up by the same ex-president who said it wasn’t worth it trying to help the North Koreans get relief from their tyrant rulers, and gave Zimbabwe to Mugabe, is not a victory for all Latin America.

Hondurans hates him with a passion pretty much, except for a handful that knows how to make a lot of noise and get a lot of press.

And how do they get so much coverage? Because BIG, REALLY BIG MONEY finances them that’s why.

My wife when younger, when they saw her as a popular poll watcher, was once offered one of those plush and lavishly paid leftist-activist jobs, a chance to travel to conferences around the world, expenses paid, nice hotels, if she just joined them.

Better the kind of expanded free zone idea that the Honduran Congress just voted for.