Archive for the ‘Big Government’ Category

Today in America terms like Communist or Socialist get thrown around regularly to describe the Federal Government under the Obama administration. There are some aspects of both Communism and Socialism that are apparent and undeniable in todays government, but neither term is wholly accurate. It is more accurate to use the term Fascist. The tendency of America toward Fascism did not start under Obama but has without a doubt blossomed. The progression toward fascism under Bush has been documented enough for 10 lifetimes by a multitude of other people, I am not excusing his administration from guilt just choosing to not drone on unnecessarily about a topic that has been covered ad nauseam.

8 Reasons Why Fascism Is The New American Way.

1. Mixed Economy – The transition of the economy of America from a Free Market economy to a mixed economy has accelerated under Obama. In a mixed economy private enterprise continues to produce the majority of goods and services but operate under such a heavy regulatory burden from the national government that production is essentially controlled by the national government. In a mixed economy the national government utilizes manipulation of monetary and fiscal policy in order to steer production and pricing, control competition, and intervene in the business cycle.

2. From the Wikipedia definition of Fascism “a totalitarian state that seeks the mass mobilization of the national community through discipline, indoctrination, physical training, and eugenics.”

Under the Obama administration calls for “bi-partisanship” are at an all time high. We are being led to believe by the national media that the ills of our nation are rooted in disagreement and gridlock. (Reminiscent of “third position” politics which claim to be syncretic or beyond the left right paradigm). When in fact the opposite is true. The Federal Government was designed to be slow and prohibit rash decisions by lawmakers, it was designed to prevent the tyranny of the majority as well. Despite this, the call to unite under one set of ideals continues to be drummed into the heads of the public. Eerily the Obama administration has chosen to focus on all of the categories outlined above. Indoctrination of the general public and students through media and education, physical training by the First Lady and her various programs aimed at American physical health, and eugenics through the continued support of abortion and pro abortion groups.

3. “The Ready Reserve Corps”- Fascist movements have historically used paramilitary forces to overthrow governments. I have documented and explained how it came into existence and why the Ready Reserve Corps is a paramilitary force. (Here)

4. Obama has expanded on the fascist tendencies of the Federal Government by implementing protectionist economic policies which restrict the free trade of goods and services. As a matter of fact a national Obama campaign ad brags about protectionist policies toward China. (Here) Obama has continued the interventionist economic policies of his predecessors as well by allowing monetary manipulation by the Federal Reserve.

5. Historically, Fascist governments have been known for publicly supporting the economic lower class (proletariat) while denouncing the economic upper class (bourgeois). Obama’s hostility toward the rich and the emergence of the OWS movement are not coincidentally in American politics at the same time. The OWS movement is clearly a wing of Obama’s domestic economic policy agenda. OWS was designed to galvanize the poor against the rich to facilitate Federal Government wealth redistribution (equality). In the past, Fascist have created this conflict between classes then used the hostilities to advocate their policies to “resolve” the conflict to “preserve the nation”.

6. Fascism is hostile toward capitalism. Capitalism is considered too competitive and results in enterprise that are indifferent to the success of the nation. In the eyes of Fascists, Capitalists have no goals other than the maximization of profit. They view the desire to maximize profits as individualistic and inconsiderate of the nation as well as the nations population.

The Obama administration has been unabashedly anti-captialist since taking office. There has been more anti-captialist rhetoric in his Presidency than during any other part of our nations history. The demonization of capitalism and private businesses has become such a crucial part of Obama’s  agenda that he now openly speaks negatively about American businesses in his speeches. He frequently references greed and profits at the expense of the poor as his major issues with American business. Both are qualifying accusations for being a Fascist.

7. Improved Social Welfare is another highly promised aspect of Fascism. Italian Fascism under Benito Mussolini promised a “social revolution”. This social revolution was mostly made up of a doubling of the number of workers who worked for the government and and an increase of welfare spending from 7% to 20% of the Italian budget. In Nazi Germany the Fascist government created the Volkswagen automobile with the aim to make an automobile cheap enough that every German citizen could own one.

Under Obama we are seeing our own social revolution. The size of the Federal Government workforce increased by 13% between 2007-2011 according to this article in USA today (which also references a very minor decline in Federal employment for 7 or 8 months between late 2011 and mid 2012). The size of Federal Government employment had declined steadily from 6,639,000 in 1968 to 4,127,000 in 2007 according to the US Office Of Personnel Management (here).

Welfare spending in America has increased by 41% in Obama’s tenure in office according to this study done by the CATO institute (here).

America even has its own form of Volkswagen now! It’s called the Chevrolet! Also, dont forget about “cash for clunkers”! In true Fascist nature the Obama administration sought to put a newer more reliable vehicle in as many driveways across America as they could.

8. Corporatism was a key part of Italian style Fascism and it has been promoted by other groups of Fascists as well. This quote taken from Wikipedia by Oswald Mosley of the British Union of Fascists described Fascist corporatism this way, ” it means a nation organized as the human body, with each organ performing its individual function but working in harmony with the whole”. Italian fascists fostered the creation of a large number of state owned businesses by promising to protect the lower class and small businesses from the greed and profit mongering of big business.

Mussolini blamed “super capitalism” and excessive consumption for an economic peril in which bloated business will inevitably fail and seek the assistance of the government in which it had chided away from previously. At which point he was of the opinion that the state was obligated to the “bureaucratization of the economic activities of the nation”.

Our nation has seen historical increases in partnerships with private enterprise. Farming out work to private businesses is not an undesirable activity but once a business becomes married to the income it receives from Government and ceases to operate outside of government contracts, is it still an independent business or is it just another entity of the government? This is a question that is not easily answered but Fascist Corporatism is at the center of a transfer from Capitalism to Fascism and should be monitored closely. The government takeover of GM was a very large stride toward Fascist Corporatism in America outside of military hardware production.

The case can also be made that Fascist Corporatism is being carried out in stealth. With the bailouts, tarp funds, and QE I,II,III being performed under Obama one can easily say that the Federal Government is attempting to gain control of the funding mechanism for most businesses in America by purchasing the major lending institutions. Recently an audit of the Federal Reserve showed that $16 trillion ($16,000,000,000,000.00) of “stimulus” was handed out instead of the reported $800 billion. That is 20 times more than reported. A vast majority of these funds were dumped into lending institutions. (Data here)

With the popularity of the “Free Obama Phone” You Tube video right now I thought it was a good time to repost this. I wrote it back on July 27th of this year. I guess for once I was ahead of the curve!

Living The American Dream

Dear Taxpayer,

I don’t have to feed myself, I have an EBT for that.

I don’t have to shelter myself, I get money from HUD for that.

I don’t have to pay my utilities, I get money from LIHEAP for that.

I don’t have to pay for my health care, I get money from HRSA for that.

I don’t have to pay to travel, I use publicly funded free transportation.

I don’t have to pay for education, I get FSA for that.

I don’t have to pay for a cell phone, I get money from “Lifeline” for that.

I am living the American Dream. You are paying for it.

Don’t worry I won’t bother thanking you by attempting to do things for myself. I plan on complaining about numerous other things until it becomes popular to force you to pay for them as well.

Sincerely,

Welfare Warrior

Pump, pump, pump it up!
Pump that bullshit economy up!
Keep, Keep, Keep it afloat!
Keep that false economy afloat!
Ben Bern-yank-me, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, reminds me of a cheerleader chanting this cheer as he relentlessly pushes the print button on the printing press. Please don’t confuse the wild look in his beady eyes with anything resembling a spark of monetary responsibility. This guy is nothing but a puppet on a string for the Obama administration.
The latest announcement from The Fed is nothing more than a propping mechanism intended to temporarily keep the economy from collapsing and aid Barack Obama with his re-election efforts. From the beginning, this administration has been thick as thieves with the banksters. The fascist back scratching favors that Obama did for them are being returned with repeated rounds of “quantitative easing” from the central bank. This disgraceful disregard for the economic future of our great nation is, in my opinion, bordering on treason.
Here is a little analogy that I came up with to describe the state of the economy and what QE can do for it:
The stew (economy) is on the stove. The pot is there (able workers with a desire to work), the stove top is there (factories and manufacturing facilities), the flame is lit and burning.
Unfortunately, the stew has been scorched because of poor kitchen management (systemic issues with Congress and the office of the President). The meat (jobs) and potatoes (profits) are shriveled and burned beyond recognition. But don’t worry the sous chef (Bernanke) has a gallon of milk (QE) he is going to pour in and create “liquidity”. All of this milk should magically cure the charred meat and shriveled potatoes!
No matter how much milk he pours into that pot, there will not be an edible stew. The basis of that stew is ruined. The pot needs to be scraped clean and new meat and potatoes need to be added. The recipe for stew does not need to be changed, stew has been delicious and essentially the same for a few thousand years. What needs to change are the kitchen help (Congress) who keep walking by and taking a spoon full of the broth out for tasting, never intending on putting more broth in which results in the stew scorching. The chef (the President) thinks he is being clever and can fool the customers. After the stew was scorched, the chef walked into the restaurant and announced to the patrons, “we are proud to introduce our new improved stew” and talked of its deliciousness as the patrons scrunched their noses and spit the stew back into the bowl. The chef ordered his kitchen help to distribute free bread (health insurance, low interest loans, welfare) to the customers and convince them that the stew was actually appetizing now with the bread. The stew is a poor product and the bread will only pacify the paying customers for so long. The chef knows that his stalling tactic will not solve the problems that his kitchen has, but it has bought him a little more time.
It is easy to imagine that a restaurant with this type of kitchen management would go out of business very quickly. So why is it so difficult for people to understand this same logic applies to government?
With every round of QE we take one more step toward an irreversible fiscal disaster brought on by unchecked expenditures by the Federal Government, crushing debt, and inflation caused by reckless monetary policy. The measures being taken by Obama and his administration are temporary measures and are not intended to help a recovery or foster growth, these measures are intended to slow the collapse to a “manageable” speed. Mark my words, if Romney is elected this thing will unravel at record speed as he assumes office….just as it did to Obama when he took office. Obama’s stall tactics have succeeded in keeping the economy from falling apart for 4 years, he will pull the plug on it as he exits. On the flip side, if Obama is re-elected we will begin to hear him call for austerity. It will go over with the entitlement crowd here in the US just as well as it went over with the entitlement crowd in Greece. Obama, who is prone to placating to the welfare warriors, will attempt to jack taxes on the 50% of Americans who still pay them and alienate the small businesses of America even further with heavy taxation, fees, etc.
In my opinion, by 2016 America will be much, much different than it is today, and that will hold true regardless of which one of the two evils gets elected.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

Sometimes it seems like our Federal Government is stuck on “repeat”. It’s almost as if each new administration looks at the mistakes in foreign policy of past administrations and assumes that they can do the exact same thing only with different results.

We are witnessing the ramifications of the arrogance of the central planners right now in the Middle East and North Africa. How many times will our government pretend to be friends with “rebels” to provide them with weapons, etc., and assist in overthrowing their government, then act surprised when they inevitably turn against us?

This tactic of arming the opposition of our “enemies” and allowing them to wage a proxy war on our behalf has only netted a few of the results that it is intended to. It allows the US to project its power into a part of the world where we don’t care to wage a full war or are incapable of doing so effectively.

For the most part, the proxy wars keep the US public satiated and less motivated to protest. In a proxy war there are minimal casualties to US personnel, we mostly lose money and weapons, which is apparently much more acceptable. The proxy wars are mostly left out of media reporting and when they are mentioned they are described as “humanitarian aid missions” and posed to the public as operations intended to help oppressed people.

But there is always blow back from these “aid missions” and the gains that were made are erased ending up resulting in a worse situation.

Aside perhaps from WWII when we armed and assisted the French Resistance against the Nazi occupation the track record for rebel funding has been less than stellar. One example would be that the CIA funded Bin Laden and Al Qaeda to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan, then we were “surprised” when they attacked us several years later.

Right now the rebel forces in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and 7 other countries are showing their appreciation for our “assistance” by attacking our embassies and even killing one of our ambassadors. This is the first time a US ambassador has been killed since 1979.

The media and administration are blaming some nut job back here in the states who made an anti-Muslim video for all of this going on. While the video may have been the catalyst it definitely isn’t the root cause. The people in that part of the world have to be sick of drone strikes, hummers in their streets, and foreign money pouring into their lands to fund continuously expanding violence and war among their people.

In conclusion, I’m not “blaming America” and I’m not blaming Obama or Bush. I am blaming this failed foreign policy that our Federal Government continues to attempt to implement over and over again, administration after administration, failure after failure.

Regardless of what party assumes power this election it appears there will be more of the same. Sadly, that means we will see more events like we have witnessed this week in Egypt, Yemen, and Libya.

I find that the “immigration issue” is being politicized by both political parties in the United States. One side claims to be concerned with the human lives in danger if illegal immigrants continue to be allowed in, the other side claims to be concerned with the human lives that are in danger when the border with Mexico is militarized. The real problem is that both of them are correct with their concerns and neither side offers a realistic or valuable solution. Instead, we get backdoor amnesty moves like what Obama pulled recently in an attempt to “buy” votes. Instead, we get Presidential candidates declaring that they would erect another fence but this time it would be better…..yeah that works because the issue is that we are dealing with total idiots who can’t figure out a way to get around a taller fence.

We have a weak and struggling economy (although some of you are brainwashed to think that we don’t). We have huge problems with regulatory overreach by Federal agencies. We have soldiers in harms way for little to no reason. We are picking fights with more and more countries. Our national debt is growing rapidly. The budget deficit continues to widen. We have the worst drought in decades set in on the midwest, the nations crops are failing…..and we continue to talk about things like illegal immigration, Obamas birth certificate, and gay marriage. These things are not unimportant (well actually one is), but they are issues that are paraded around by the politicians and fomented by the press to create division among the populace. There is no intention of resolving these types of issues, these are the volleyball issues that neither party wants to solve. As long as they can hit the ball back over the net it will be the other sides problem to deal with. Occasionally one side will get a point over the other and just like volleyball one of the teams on the court always wins, the audience gets nothing more than a good feeling.

In retaliation for their constant back and forth I have written this, to express how ridiculous it all is.

These satirical letters to the American people are examples of how to secure the border from a “Right” and “Left” perspective.

RIGHT WING PERSPECTIVE.
Dear Patriots,

In order to secure our southern border the Federal Government will be declaring eminent domain over all private land within 25 miles of the border. After all legal citizens have been assisted with their relocation to newly built relocation assistance camps we will be detonating a series of tactical thermonuclear weapons along the border. This will create an impenetrable line of radiation that will need no maintenance and no supervision for decades. To further ensure that no illegal aliens can make it through there will be drones patrolling from overhead. These will not be surveillance drones, these will be the most sophisticated armed hunter killer drones available. The drone operators will be instructed to shoot anything that moves. The protection of legal citizens is our highest priority, take note that entering the border zone will be highly dangerous and should be avoided.

As residents of the border zone are aware, the enemy has become quite proficient at tunneling. At the outside edge of the irradiated zone the Army Corps of Engineers will take hundreds of machines and thousands of low wage unskilled workers and dig a trench across the border. This trench will be roughly 20 feet wide by 50 feet deep. Steel plates, steel rebar, steel beams, and billions of yards of concrete will fill this massive trench. Permanent ground penetrating radar stations will constantly monitor the earth around and below the “great underground wall”. Any evidence of a tunnel under the wall will be met with the finest bunker busting bombs delivered by the border air patrol. That’s right, in the name of “national security” no expense will be spared. An entire squadron of fighter jets will be on the ready to meet any air, or underground breach of the border. Again, the safety and security of all legal citizens is our highest priority. As a result, no commercial or private air traffic will be permitted near the border zone.

The enemy is crafty and has a reputation for defeating all security measures with simple and cheap methods. The best opportunity for this will be via the Gulf of Mexico. The obvious solution is an armada of the most advanced warships in the world, a network of buoy sensors, mines, and sea drones. Any inflatable raft or rowboat filled with illegal immigrants will be spotted and destroyed quickly and effectively. To ensure the safety and security of legal citizens, activity in or near the Gulf of Mexico will not be permitted.

In addition to threats created on land, by air, by sea, and underground, the enemy has adopted a “hearts and minds” campaign in the United States. To combat this offensive maneuver we are issuing wiretap warrants for every phone call made in the United States. Under the greatest legislation ever enacted, The Patriot Act, we will utilize all available resources to monitor text messages, emails, Facebook messages, Tweets and all other potentially harmful methods of communication. It is vital to national security to know everything that everyone is thinking, saying, or doing. We intend to document these potentially dangerous activities.

To further ensure the safety of American citizens the brave men and women of the United States military will be assisting law enforcement indefinitely. Rest assured America, the most noble, brave, intelligent, well trained, awesome people of our society are in those uniforms, nothing can go wrong.

The total cost of this vital defense is nearly impossible to project, likely start up costs will be in the trillions. Maintenance costs will likely be even higher. But we are not talking about a dam or bridge. We are talking about the future of this great nation. If this plan is not enacted, we will all be speaking Spanish in 2 years. Loaves of bread will no longer exist, instead only tortillas will be found. The American past time of barbecue grilling will vanish along with polish sausages, ribs, steaks, and hot dogs. Numerous combinations of cheese, shredded meat, tortilla, and salsa will be the new national cuisine. Football, baseball, and basketball will be replaced with soccer. This is guaranteed to happen. We must nuke the border, and we must suspend all laws in order to accomplish this. We will re-institute the rule of law as soon as it is safe, we promise.

– The Republican Federal Government

THE LEFT PERSPECTIVE

Dear Straight People, LGBT People, White People, Minorities, Handicapped People, Young People, Old People, Middle Aged People, Rich People, Poor People, Middle Class People, all other specific groups of people are equally considered in the writing of this Facebook status update,

We face a humanitarian crisis on our southern border! We must act quickly to ensure that no lives are unnecessarily lost, human or animal alike. As a result of the urgency of this situation we are suspending The Constitution and operating under international law as dictated..er…directed by the United Nations.

Beginning today the newly formed international joint armed forces are being deployed to every major metropolitan area within the contiguous United States. This is being done in an effort to assist local police forces with the implementation of new citizenship requirements.

The new citizenship requirements are as follows: if you can get here, you are a citizen.

This new streamlined and efficient approach is more appropriate for todays modern lifestyle. We should no longer be bound by the laws and regulations of a much more simple time. Todays fast paced world and ever changing technological advances are advancing much more quickly than law in the United States. Because of this disconnect between trends and law, the office of the Presidency in cooperation with the United Nations has dissolved congress and the supreme court. The three bickering and partisan branches of government are inefficient and legislation was far too difficult to enact under the old system. Through internet polling and Facebook “Likes” the United States will engage in a direct democracy where the people and the President make the choice, after UN approval, your choice will be law. Gone are the stumbling points of the outdated Republican form of government that this nation struggled under for over 200 years.

Along with the new “true democratic” method of decision making our great nation is moving toward equality on many fronts. To help ensure the equality between new immigrants and current citizens we have taken the advice of some of the most highly educated Americans and implemented a new policy of disarmament. The weak and unarmed will no longer suffer at the hands of those with weapons. What was once considered the great equalizer has since turned into a tool of inequality, pitting man against man and resulting in murder.

We expect the Religious Right Wing Republicans to resist disarmament. They cling to their Bibles and guns in times of change. The resulting uprising must be squashed. But do not be afraid, as we move forward into this new and great America the international armed forces of the UN will protect Americans from any violent uprising. Any individual posing a threat to the collective will be dealt with accordingly.

In this great time of change the wealth issues facing America must be addressed. In order for the advancement of this society we must break down the class barriers that exist. Science has proven that in the animal kingdom and in human history it is unnatural for people or animals to differentiate themselves from the collective because of talent or access to resources. The most successful species do no specialize their work or their workers thus compensation is not specialized, this is a scientific fact. It is time for the 99% to all be part of the 1%.

Join us as we push forward! Join us as we change America! Join us as we bring hope, love, happiness, and equality to everyone! Join us as we eliminate racism, murder, trans fats, sugary drinks, and wealth!*

– The Modern Democratic Federal Government

*All Americans are encouraged to participate however, if you are religious, wealthy, less educated, untrendy, and less “green”, please do not bother rallying with us. We can spot you. You will be imprisoned. Thanks!

UPDATE: 8/14/2012 (little black boxes are now MANDATORY in all new vehicles, as required by the NHTSA) link here.

Recently, my long time friend was telling me about a theory that he had. I was astonished that I had never considered the scenario that he laid out. The next day after discussing the issue with him I began writing this post. To my surprise 2 highly trafficked websites that I frequent ran a story on this very topic on April 18. (HERE)

I am sure you have heard of an airliners “little black box”. You may have heard that some manufacturers and bureaucrats have considered some form of “black box” for vehicles. You may have also heard that some commercial fleets of delivery trucks have similar units in their trucks that track travel speeds, stop times, and other traffic info. (Example HERE)

What you may not know is that some railroad lines use similar technology to ensure that their massive machines are being driven according to protocol. My friend has first hand experience with these devices since he works for a major rail line. The devices are frequently checked and in the near future will be connected via wireless network to a remote location for constant live monitoring.

His theory is that one day the Federal Government will mandate these black boxes in all vehicles. In doing so they will be able to keep track of us, our location, our movement, our routine, etc.

In my estimation this is very likely to come true. So here is my expansion on his theory:

At some point in the very near future new vehicles will be mandated by the Federal Government to have “black boxes”. These boxes will be able to do more than log speed, they will log travel locations, stop times, refueling habits, tire pressure, oil cleanliness, GPS mapping of all travel,  exhaust emissions, fluid levels, seat belt usage, weight hauled or towed, accidents and accident locations, etc.,etc.,etc. Of course these boxes will be pushed on us under the auspices of safety and protection. Likely these devices will begin somewhat harmless and gradually morph into a tool of the state. They will eventually be mandated for all vehicles, not just new ones.

Every single thing I listed above can currently be tracked. Some of these items are already being monitored by our personal vehicles for our own purposes. It is not a difficult jump to make to collect all of this info in one location and record it. From there the unit could be accessed by law enforcement on the spot, or even remotely.

Perhaps one day there will be checkpoints, similar to automated turnpike toll areas. The checkpoints will be strategically placed near highly trafficked areas such as grocery stores, schools, and public buildings. The checkpoints will be relatively unnoticeable. Similar to traffic cameras the scanners will be mounted in a way that makes them forgetable.

The next logical question is, how will these systems remain in vehicles? The answer is simple, at first they will be wired into the vehicles computer. If the unit is removed the car will not drive. There will be the few people that know how to remove the units and will be willing to risk the large fine for doing so. However, the majority of people will never attempt to block or remove the devices for fear of the state.

RFID technology could even be utilized to tag vehicles with unique identification numbers to ID the vehicles owner, as a vehicle passed through the checkpoint the black box would be accessed remotely and the information would be uploaded and electronically reviewed. The placement of the RFID is as easy as placing it on your license plate renewal sticker, or inserting it into the plate itself. For the higly advanced, a chip in their skin will provide all of the information that the traffic scanner could need about who they are, where they live, where they work and how much their fine should be based on their income.

The information collected from the black box will be reviewed by a computer system. The system will be set up to look for anything from improper stop times at stop signs to evidence of a hit and run accident, and everything in between.

Using the plethora of information from the black boxes, speeding tickets could be issued based on recorded speeds on roads traveled (most GPS units have the speed limits of every driveable road in the US programmed into them making it easy to establish whether or not you were exceeding the posted speed limit). The same GPS units can monitor your behavior at traffic lights, intersections, and parking lots.

The Police will rarely be tasked to set up speed traps or patrol for traffic violations. As a result, the nation will be “saving money” by not paying as many officers to be on duty, not paying for as much fuel, not paying for as many patrol cars, and not paying for as many incidents between officers and citizens. (This will be the sales pitch)

The question of drug and alcohol monitoring also needs to be addressed. This one is fairly simple for the Federal Government to resolve as well. All vehicles will be mandated to have a blood alcohol level measuring device installed in them. These devices are similar to what multiple DUI drivers get put in their vehicles during probation, the major difference is that the devices will monitor for drug use as well. Violators will likely be sealed into their own vehicles until an officer can arrive to safely arrest them.

The illegal trafficking of narcotics would be much more difficult to detect without human inspection, but not impossible. Robotic “sniffers” are used routinely to search for explosives and narcotics by the military and border patrol. Checkpoints could have “sniffers” installed in the road to check every vehicle passing by for explosives or narcotics.

Another technology that would be useful are modular x-ray machines. Similar units are being used in airports to scan individuals, it is a fact that the DHS has outfitted passenger vans with larger units and are using them on roadways today to monitor the cargo of vehicles. Guns, ammunition, explosives, and packages of narcotics would all be easy to spot using the x-ray devices.

What happens if someone is spotted trafficking weapons, narcotics, or explosives? Utilizing “Onstar” like technology, the police checkpoints will be capable of transmitting an order to the vehicles computer to shut down the vehicles engine. The vehicle itself could be used to retain the violators and keep them trapped until police arrived.

Now comes the scary part, this is starting to become a reality. Bill # 1813S has passed the US Senate and is set to be voted on by The House, it includes section # 31406 . It is in this section that a Federal mandate to begin installing “black boxes” in all new vehicles beginning in 2015 exists. (Legislation can be found HERE)

The TSA and DHS are setting up highway checkpoints across the nation using VIPR teams and technology described previously in this post.

Drones are being deployed by Federal and state forces domestically to monitor civilian activity, as I wrote about in my previous post, “Eagle Eye”.

The police state is expanding by leaps and bounds and it will surely evolve to utilize all available technology to further its agenda. The police state agenda has recently grown through the passage of legislation such as the NDAA, which allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial (HERE, there is tons of information available on this topic). There was the proposed crackdown on the internet with the legislation nicknamed PIPA and its counterpart SOPA. These were also widely publicized power grabs by the police statists. The horror didn’t end there however, a new monster nicknamed CISPA has emerged. Will it be defeated as well? It is almost daily that another power grab is reported either by mainstream or alternative news outlets.

Skeptics of the existence of a police state in America will say that all of these actions by government are in our best interest. They will say that people calling attention to legislative and policy driven power grabs by government are paranoid, misinformed, and even mentally deficient. (Example: Here)

The skeptics are clearly ignorant of history if they choose this argument. While the Nazi’s prepared for their “Final Solution”, the people inside the ghettos were told that the fences being installed around the perimeters of their neighborhoods were for, “their own protection”. Then as the lightly armed Nazi soldiers loaded the residents of the Ghettos into cattle cars they said that they “must hurry”, “the Russians were advancing”. They lied to their faces, scared them with lies about imminent danger, then painted themselves as heroes who were saving the people from the dangerous aggressors, then they drove the trains to concentration camps.

The tactic of creating a problem, offering a “solution”, and using the methods of implementing the solution to further tyranny against the people is as old as the hills, as proven by the the previously mentioned Nazi tactics against the Jewish people.

I believe that we are seeing history replayed before our eyes. We are seeing the erosion of personal freedoms and individual Liberty on a massive scale, but it is being done quietly with stealth maneuvers.

It seems that the public as a whole is misinformed and accepting of the official story regarding big government’s heavy handed legislation.

It also seems, fortunately, that segments of the population are beginning to realize that Leviathan is not our friend.

Unfortunately for Liberty however, there is a significant segment of the population that continues to cry for the Federal Government to “do more”.
One thing is for sure, we are on the path to a totalitarian highly centralized Federal government.

Are you willing to accept it?

Additional Reading:

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/14-incredibly-creepy-surveillance-technologies-that-big-brother-will-soon-be-using-to-spy-on-you

http://www.infowars.com/new-socialist-french-nanny-state-mandates-breathalyzers-in-all-cars/

We are in the middle of what is the worst drought since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. This act of mother nature, has been exacerbated by poor farming practices. So are the farmers to blame for the new Dust Bowl that is quickly approaching?

Many farmers are subsidized by the Federal government and paid to not grow crops. As a matter of fact, the USDA is reporting that more applications for this “conservation” program are at an all time high. (Story here)

Others receive Federal dollars that cover their bottom line which then allows them to grow crops purely for profit. As discsussed time and again here, profit is not an issue itself, but merciless greed with profit as the driving motive is highly dangerous especially so when government is subsidizing such behavior. (All that you have to do is look at what merciless greed and government subsidies did to the housing market) Still yet some farmers are given subsidies to grow crops to be used for fuel, without going into detail about how insanely inefficient this is, it is simple enough to say that we should not be burning possible food as fuel, it is ludicrous. (I will save the rant about ethanol fuels for another day)

The real issues at hand here are that consumer demand does not necessarily determine what is grown, the commodities and futures market determine what is grown, or government mandates as I previously mentioned. I understand that speculation in the commodity futures market helps maintain steady prices year round but what has been going on is purely gambling. The speculated prices are driving the farmers to grow what will make them the most money right now with no regard to potential failure in the future.

With the main motivating factor behind farming becoming profit and the fact that farmers are guaranteed to get paid through subsidies regardless of whether crops are successful or not, there is little regard for the land itself. The same crops are grown year after year depleting the soil of nutrients to the point that harsh chemical (petroleum based) fertilizers must be continuously dumped onto the land so that crops will even grow. Methods implemented after the first dust bowl in the 1930s such as crop rotation have been thrown to the wayside in favor of government funded profit farming. What has resulted is a wholesale erosion of the topsoil and fertile farm ground that had made America the breadbasket of the world. We are faced with dry, malnourished, crevice filled, cracking psuedo soil. The formerly substantial farm land of the midwest is now an oversized junkie hooked on Federal dollars and fertilizers.

What is the incentive for a farmer to take care of his land if he will be paid regardless of success or failure? Or paid to not even grow crops under the USDA’s conservation program as discussed and linked to earlier.

Is this not just welfare for farmers? We call it a “subsidy” just as we call welfare “assistance”, it’s just a matter of semantics. Substantively farm subsidies are welfare. What is the incentive for the farmer to do the right thing? Very little. What is the incentive to do the wrong thing? Money and quite a bit of it! But back to the point….

Dying crops, and low supply of needed crops are serious threats to American prosperity but not the only threats. Rivers across the land are drying up including the Mighty Mississippi. (Story here) It is safe to assume that reservoirs, wells, and water tables are going dry from lack of replenishment as well.

When this new dust bowl is at full throat and we see a mass failure of crops coupled with skyrocketing prices at our stores due to shortages of supply and a lack of clean drinking water, there will be panic. But should there be?

For decades America has had an overabundance of food. So much so that we have experienced an obesity epidemic. Americans are notorious for throwing away tons of food per year. As a result it has been difficult to imagine that this could ever change. The practices of canning, drying, freezing, and freeze drying were relegated by society to be the activities of paranoid people. Why stockpile food? Why store and preserve food? There is a ready supply just up the street at Wal Mart!

Government policies have reflected this disdain for preparedness. The Department of Homeland Security classifies anyone with stores of food to be potential terror suspects. The very people who should be encouraging preparedness among the populace have discouraged it at every turn. Laws against home gardening and practices such as rain water collection have furthered the issue of unpreparedness to ridiculous levels. This is such an epidemic that if you buy 6 cans of green beans at the store the cashier asks if you’re “filling your fallout shelter” with a smirk. The arrogance about what we have is obscene and our nations consumerism mindset needs adjusted.

Policies, laws, and practices have created a very unfavorable circumstance for a new dust bowl to occur in. The people of the United States are ill prepared and unexpectant. I fear that as a result many will go hungry. Unfortunately at this point the best thing that we can do is pray for rain in the fall and snow in the winter and put some food and water in the pantry.