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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Is America Under Attack ... Or Are the Barbarians Inside the Gates?

Painting by Anthony Freda:

Congress and American economists are blaming China for America's economic woes.

But as I've previously pointed out, while China's weak Yuan policy is hurting the U.S. to some extent, America's economic problems are largely of its own making.

As I have previously documented, America's too big to fail banks and government have destroyed our economy by:
  • Failing to prosecute those who committed rampant fraud, thus encouraging them to do it again
  • Rewarding the gamblers who bet everything on insane speculative deals by bailing them out once they lost their bets
  • Letting the largest U.S. banks go bankrupt repeatedly due to wild speculation, then blessing the speculation and helping cover up the bankruptcies
  • Failing to restore trust in the financial system, but instead suspending the few accounting rules which still exist
  • Blowing bubble after bubble
  • Refusing to break up the too big to fails, even though virtually all independent economists say that they are a black hole dragging down our economy
  • Using bailouts, gimmicks and quantitative easing to temporarily put wallpaper over the holes in our economy, instead of fixing the real problems
  • Transferring risk from private banks to the people, instead of making the giant banks write down their bad debts
  • Waging unnecessary wars all over the world, so that even our top military commanders are begging to slash defense costs, and otherwise buried our nation under mountains of debt
  • Sacrificing any real chance to reduce unemployment in order to keep inflation low
  • Shipping American jobs overseas, and giving corporations huge tax incentives to claim that their business is all done abroad
  • Allowing the big financial players operate with insane amounts of leverage
  • Burdening the American people with trillions in unnecessary interest
  • Plundering the treasury to effect "a massive redistribution of wealth to the bank shareholders and their top executives"
  • Allowing high-frequency trading to completely warp the markets
  • Privatizing profits and socializing losses, trashing the real value of the dollar, and letting corruption run rampant
  • Failing to take any meaningful steps to stabilize - let alone fix - the economy
See this, this, this and this.

Barbarians inside the American financial system have destroyed that system.


American leaders have blamed terrorists for our loss of rights.

But many of those rights were lost before 9/11. See this and this.

And former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge says that he was pressured to raise terror alerts to help Bush win reelection.

And former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke said a year ago:
A lot of the cases after 9/11 were manufactured or enormously exaggerated and were announced with great trumpets by the attorney general and the FBI director so that we felt that they were doing something when, in fact, what they were doing was not helpful, not relevant, not needed.
And FBI agents and CIA intelligence officials, constitutional law expert professor Jonathan Turley, Time Magazine, Keith Olbermann and the Washington Post have all said that U.S. government officials "were trying to create an atmosphere of fear in which the American people would give them more power".

And former U.S. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski told the Senate that the war on terror is "a mythical historical narrative".

And governments from around the world have admitted that they carry out false flag terror in order to promote their political agendas.

(Yes, even the new terror threats in Europe are overblown. See this, this and this.)

Government has been using anti-terrorism laws to crush dissent and to serve the needs of big business.

Barbarians inside the American national security system have destroyed our liberties and freedoms based on false pretenses.

Ironically, the war on terror actually diminishes our national security. So the barbarians inside the gates are opening us up to the barbarians abroad as well.


  1. Wow. This was another terrific article. So distilled, and to the point. I think your blog is the best blog on the entire internet.

  2. Very nice synthesis of the current period, thanks.

    I recently argued elsewhere that a boycott against China for its more or less real protectionism is most unlikely because some of the people who make good business in China are the same who make good business in the USA, in both cases at the expense of the peoples. The "barbarians" are inside the gates and are not barbarian at all but mostly locals. The USA (and other countries but specially the USA) needs to rule on its oligarchy or it risks implosion. It may not yet be too late but I do not see anything changing soon either.

  3. I think we should be very careful about getting China to revalue the Yuan. Think what would happen to the US economy if the price of half of everything at Walmart, Target, and Best Buy went up 10 or 20%. The price of oil just jumped 10% and that might be enough to put us into the double dip, which means the banksters will need a few more trillion.

  4. Amazing, GW you did not mention the elephant in the room. You know, by plan, the World Banksters big hammer that will squash all economies. I am referring to derivatives, of course, and there manipulation by the World Banksters; no country can stand against them, we will all fall into the grizzly Totalitarian New World Order including the USA.
    In 2009 speculative, uncontrolled Wall Street derivatives were the Worlds largest market at an estimated 600 Trillion. The Worlds total economic output was an estimated 58.07 Trillion and the total World bond market was an estimated 82.2 Trillion. I would say, that is a real big gun that they have held to everyone’s head, wouldn’t you agree?

    Oh, and if the banksters paid a 10% sales tax on derivatives, we obviously could wipe out our national debt in a year. Tax the bankers? Oh no, we don’t have enough balls to do that! Ha. Ha.

  5. Well this looks like a likely spot. That's a nice painting, an excellent painting -in fact.

    It will help desensitize the masses to the coming executions of those in our treasonous government.

    I mentioned a couple of weeks ago I was thinking of starting a new political party.

    I've done it. It's just taking shape now.

    Here is the barbarian everyone is talking about -these days-.
    A congratulatory note from the Chairman of the Moral Revolutionary Party.

    Throughout my life I have been involved. I have always stood back from politics and government in a quiet-disgusted awe of those who saw in it, their calling.

    The Caesars of Rome thought they were gods.

    I am no god. I am a philosopher, and just a human being -here for a very short period on time -in this wonderful world.

    It seemed to me -a vile calling- and a fraud for politicians to imply they are qualified to lead. Lead who? Not me. Politicians are not qualified. They are but mere pretenders.

    That is why I have decided to form the Moral Revolutionary Party. I am a philosopher. That is my interest. I found the moral imperative of life and Categorical Knowledge.

    The Party I have formed -is about politics.

    It is the Party who will tell our chosen candidates what they will or will not do. The candidates the party chooses will be completely guided by the Party, and serve only at the whim of the Party.

    You and I together can affect a more moral approach for our government, our lives -and most importantly- the future we will eventually bequeath to those who will follow us into this wonderful world.

    Now, -consider closely. Our own government did 9-11.

    Most Americans were slow to come to this realization. They thought it impossible our government could have turned so vile.

    This is the reality of the current candidate-based political design.

    Our own government did 9-11. It is that government that affected the bank-bailouts.

    Congratulations are in order. We are going to end the tyranny of the American Caesars.

    We together will turn the page. The Moral Revolutionary Party is the conduit through which you can work to help shape the moral answers -that will lead away from tyranny.

    For the time being, you can forget about who to vote for. Moral Revolutionary Party candidates are mere functionaries. Just vote for the Party.

    You are the Moral Revolutionary Party.

    Don Robertson, Chairman
    Moral Revolutionary Party

    Yes, I am serious. Stay tuned, and keep a smile on your face. Things are finally looking up, -if you are not a politician or a banker.



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