Writing in the New York Times in an article entitled, “Myanmar Generals Set the State for Their Own Exit“, Thomas Fuller expressed his and the media’s failure to recognize the total fraud that is Burmese democracy.
“The official results are still being tabulated,” he wrote, “but all signs, so far, point to that rarest of things: an authoritarian government peacefully giving up power after what outside election monitors have deemed a credible vote.”
Fuller, who said nothing about the persecuted Rohingya minority and little about the other millions of Burmese who were denied the chance to vote, only managed to contribute to the seemingly baffling media euphoria about the country’s alleged democracy. Continue reading
Patriots of America endorse Donald Trump for President. He transcends all other candidates. But if he wins the GOP nomination, an important question will be his running mate. What if Trump picks Ted Cruz for second spot on the ticket? Conservatives need to get united on this because it’s a distinct possibility. Nominees often choose one of their strongest challengers especially if they come from a state with lots of electoral votes. Cruz is from Texas (38 electoral votes). Trump is from New York (29 electoral votes). Only California has more votes (55) than Texas and New York. Continue reading
“Some have said that the individual is important and the government is merely the servant of the individual. But, let the evidence be presented and we discover that this assertion is only a pleasant fiction. The servant has the power and the strength. The individual bows before the might of the servant, who is, despite the platitudes, a master, not a slave to men. Governments rule. Individuals are ruled.” ~ Robert LeFevre
The above words are terribly hard for most people to digest. We claim over and over our individual rights and proclaim how government is subject to “consent of the governed.” This is all a mere pipe dream. As long as the majority continues to toil under the misconception that individuals actually have rights that supersede the wishes of the government, we will continue to be slaves to the wishes of the autocratic minority.
Governments do what all governments throughout history have done; governments continue to increase in size and power over any efforts by individuals or groups of individuals acting as factions or political parties. Political parties exist not to fight for the rights of the people they claim to represent but instead work tirelessly and endlessly to grab a larger portion of the government power pie. To political parties it matters little the destination of the bus called government, the only important issue is that their party gets to drive. Continue reading
On November 9th 2015, the president of the University of Missouri, Tim Wolfe, resigned amid student protesters’ allegations that he had not done enough to combat racism on campus. This same day, Vanderbilt University students renewed demands that Professor Carol Swain be suspended or forced to resign, because they claim that many of her past statements are “hate-speech.” A coincidence, one might ask. Not hardly. Continue reading
NOTE: Due to a comment which was added to this post on the morning of November 23, 2015, we have chosen to bring Mr. Dickens’ timely column back to the top of the Federal Observer today. It was originally posted here on September 19, 2012. (J.B.)
Muslim Fundamentalist Protesters and Islamic sympathizers are marching in the streets of America voicing their hatred and discontent with my country and her policies. It is your privilege as a citizen: But are you a citizen? The reason for these violent protests is not the issue, but it does make me wonder why you came here in the first place. Why did you come here? Was it the free rent, welfare, medical care, educational system, or the remaining freedoms we enjoy? Were you forced to come here by some despot that wanted your life, or the lives of your family? Were you kidnapped; brought here against your will? Did someone hold a gun to your head forcing you to come here? Were you rescued from that shithole country you called home? No??? You came here of your own free will and at your own expense? Why??? Are you here on a Student Visa or as a Guest in this country? Why did you come here?
I strongly suggest you become accustomed to this question because I will ask it frequently
Why did you come here? Continue reading
In the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, border agents (pictured here alongside a temporarily deployed National Guard unit) patrol the area for undocumented immigrants entering from Mexico. Credit Photograph by Kirsten Luce
From afar, they look like shadows, the men and women known as guardians of the border, thousands of agents whose job is to provide security for the United States, to protect Americans from those coming northbound from Mexico.
They ride past markers that dot the border, along the Rio Grande. The so-called monuments serve as reminders of where one country begins and another ends, all the while disregarding history, geography, and the people who see it for what it really is—a politically charged illusion forced on border residents by faraway governments, in Washington and Mexico City. This is a frontier shaped over centuries, by explorers who go back to the Spanish Conquista, and further back, before the Mayans and Aztecs, back before the lands divided. Now the region looks more like a demilitarized zone than the spot where two partner nations meet. Continue reading
Border agents searching for a driver who fled a vehicle north of La Joya, Texas. Bailouts are common when police stop a vehicle carrying drugs or migrants, and suspects risk getting lost in the brush and dying in the heat. Credit Photograph by Kirsten Luce
Along Highway 83, in South Texas, is a stretch of lonely land, a curving corridor dotted with abandoned villages and fast-food joints. One of the main arteries of the area known as Los Caminos del Río—the River Roads—cuts alongside the Rio Grande. The area is so isolated, and both sides look so similar, that at times one might have a hard time telling which is Mexico and which is the United States.
On the U.S. side is Laredo. Founded in 1755, Laredo once served as the capital of the rebellious Republic of the Rio Grande, a brief, and ultimately failed, attempt to secede from Mexico, launched, in 1840, by a coalition of insurgents from the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, and southwest Texas in opposition to President Antonio López de Santa Anna’s centralist policies. Continue reading
…and Now Pandora’s Box Has Been Opened And All Hell Is Breaking Loose
A soccer game between the national teams of Germany and the Netherlands was canceled due to terror concerns on Tuesday, but this is only just the beginning. From now on, very few people will be able to attend large gatherings in the western world without thinking about the possibility that they might be shot or blown to bits. This is how terrorism works – it instills fear in people. And that is why the recent attacks in Paris were so effective. By striking random targets such as a rock concert, a precedent has been set that an attack can happen anywhere and at any time. The target does not have to be politically significant or related to the war on terror in any way. Just a few of these random attacks would be enough to cause mass paranoia among the hundreds of millions of people that live in Europe and North America, and now that radical Islamists are starting to understand this, all hell is breaking loose. Continue reading
As a child, it is fascinating to watch a magician, illusionist. Their sleight of hand, to make things disappear and reappear in unusual places, is both exciting and intriguing. Audiences “ooh” and “aah” as the illusionist amazes them with each trick. When the show is concluded, conversations are had with great intensity to see if anyone can decipher how this illusion was executed. In the end, it is all entertainment. There are no consequences to the show. Just a sense of wonder is left for those who watched the spectacle. Continue reading
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
I bowed my head in silent prayer when the first reports of another terrorist attack in Paris started trickling across numerous news feeds, like BFM-TV, BBC and the Independent. And today, millions of Americans and the people of Europe are continuing their prayers and support for the victims __ those wounded and murdered __ and their families, with their lives torn asunder by these evil, abominable, horrific and inhuman attacks.
On Friday the 13th 2015, reports started simply as “gunfire reported,” but once report of two explosions at Stade de France arrived, news agencies realized a full blown terrorist attack was underway. AK-47 gunfire erupted at 9:25 pm (2:25 pm CST) at Petit Cambodge, a Cambodian restaurant, killing 15 people and wounding 18 more; but, the first of seven coordinated terror attacks in Paris suburbs, throughout the 10th and 11th Arrondissements (Districts), Boulevard Charonne, Boulevard Voltaire, Rue de Fontaine au Roi, the Louvre Museum and several others, began when a suicide bomber, now known to have made his way to Paris posing as a Syrian refugee, detonated his explosives outside the stadium at 9:20 pm. Continue reading
Employees of midsize and large companies in 2015 paid an average of $4,700 for their health insurance, up from $2,001 in 2005, according to recent analysis from Aon Hewitt.
Because they are looking for solutions to high costs, companies are changing the design of their benefit programs, Aon Hewitt Senior Vice President Mike Morrow said, moving toward leaner plans. In fact, 38% of employers have increased their participants’ deductibles and/or copays in the last year, and another 46% may do so in the future, the report from Aon said. Continue reading
Big Pharma’s chemical violence has no end!
During the second Democrat presidential debate, frontrunner Hillary Clinton made an astonishing – and wholly inaccurate – claim about guns and gun violence.
“Since we last debated in Las Vegas, nearly 3,000 people have been killed by guns. Two hundred children have been killed. This is an emergency,” she said, as reported by The Associated Press.
During the same period, she also claimed that there have been 21 mass shootings, “including one last weekend in Des Moines where three were murdered.” Continue reading
Gonna part the waters of the Potomac and invite the elected idiots to ‘come on down…’
Shortly after sending out yesterday’s commentary, I Am Not Clark Kent, my friend Jeff Bennett zipped me off a quick e-mail to let me know he had posted it on his website The Federal Observer. However, and this is what I like about Jeff, he also made a smartass comment too. You see, Jeff and I are both the same in that we love our country, but we can sometimes be cynical and smartasses. Anyway, Jeff said my next article should be titled …And I Ain’t Jimmy Olsen.
I responded with a smartass comment of my own along the lines of not being Lois Lane either, and then quickly forgot about it. But somehow, between Jeff’s sending me that e-mail and the time I woke up this morning, an idea had taken shape in my head and here I am again, pounding away at this keyboard. Continue reading
Warns public should be given ‘adequate time to prepare’ for the collapse
For years now, government agencies, politicians, economists and pundits have tried to sound the alarm over the federal government’s out-of-control spending and spiraling national debt.
The predictions of dire financial consequences have actually been widely publicized in the mainstream. In July 2014, for example, The Hill reported on an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office that Congress’ and the White House’s inability to control or reform entitlement spending – considered to be politically radioactive by members of both parties – is collapsing the budget. Continue reading
“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” ~ Anonymous
“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It happened again. The other day at work I gave someone some information to show her that her views on the Confederate Battle flag being a racist symbol were incorrect. She read the information but then later said “I’m not really into politics.” I’m not picking specifically on this woman because this isn’t the first time that someone has said something like that to me, but this time it got the gears rolling and all kinds of ideas began taking shape in my head. Continue reading
Over the weekend, eight Muslim immigrants to France slaughtered over 127 innocent civilians in Paris. The Islamic terrorists shot people sitting in restaurants, at a concert hall and the soccer stadium. At least 300 suffered horrible wounds.
Those Muslim terrorists savagely and barbarically slaughtered civilian French citizens, “As if they were shooting at rats at a dump.”
The killings follow on the heels of the 12 French journalists massacred at Charlie Hebdo Magazine headquarters this past January.
Nonetheless, Barack Obama, John Kerry and Congress expect to bring 250,000 Muslim Syrian refugees to America. James Comey, the Director of the FBI told Congress, “It’s impossible to vet those refugees.” Continue reading
When I began writing commentaries in opposition to the actions of my government I realized that I was bound to ruffle a few feathers. What I didn’t realize was that the quickest way to raise the ire of most people, and get oneself labeled unpatriotic in the process, is to question the government’s foreign policy, intervention in the affairs of other nations, and use of military force abroad when it is unjustified, or flat out unconstitutional.
It seems that there is no quicker way to piss Americans off than to question the justification for the use of military force, or foreign intervention, when fighting someone the people have been conditioned to believe is their dire enemy. All it takes is for our government to announce that America has a ‘new’ enemy, and then the media machine goes to work spreading fear and disinformation and the people climb aboard the patriotic bandwagon and support whatever actions our government deems necessary to combat this enemy. Continue reading
“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.” ~ Philip Dick VALIS
It appears France has closed its borders—perhaps 25 years too late for those who were killed and wounded yesterday and their families.
What event and massive loss of life here will it take before we close our borders, bring our military home and truly protect our freedoms? But, the cry from the zombies who regurgitate the words of those who want to destroy the culture of this country will continue. Leaving our borders open is a “humanitarian” mandate they will claim just as the leaders in Europe have been claiming for decades, Merkel and Hollande are certainly good examples. Continue reading
The Mad Man
Yesterday, Veterans Day, I wrote of my concerns on the adulation and “supporting” of the troops when the government does not in turn support them. To confirm my point I offered several examples.
From some of the replies to my posting, I see there are those who simply cannot separate their emotional need to support the troops from the fact the troops are also culpable for the crimes of our leaders in that our leaders initiate and conduct illegal, unconstitutional wars but members of the military are the tools used to implement their plans. Continue reading
I hate to use the term, I’m baaaaack!” – because I am not sure that this is where I want to be.
Over the next several days, I will get this site caught up with many submissions by our bank of contributors such as Ewart, Gaddy, Ross, etc – and much more.
My focus right now is on health – both mine from a physical and emotional standpoint – but equally as important – YOURS.
Keep on top of health related commentary, issues and counsel by visiting Dr. Kelley’s Victory Over Cancer site each day. THIS is where we can truly make a difference for all who care enough about themselves to get healthy, stay healthy – and get ready for the fight ahead.
Without Apology I am,
The Rest is Just Enforcement
The cultural revolution is over. Without a shot being fired other than by government agents, America was changed, transformed, from a land of liberty to a nation of multicultural tolerance dolts with liberal educations and preemptive mindsets. There is still a bit of mop up work to do to clear out some radical free-thinkers (mostly pesky Christians and diehards of the Confederacy and its battle flag) but they will be eradicated within a decade. One way or another. Continue reading
“How does it become a man to behave toward this American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government”, wrote Henry David Thoreau in his essay on Civil Disobedience.
The government we find ourselves living under today is no different than that in which Thoreau described in 1849. Our government solely endeavors to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, while at the same time it looses some of its integrity with every breach of the public’s trust. What has become truly perplexing to those like myself is how, to this day and under so many scandals, Americans could still hold faith in a government that no longer adheres to the accountability of the governed?
As Thoreau elaborated, “this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way. It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate. The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.” Continue reading
A U.S. judge on Monday ruled against the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ phone records that has outraged a growing number of citizens who say they never signed on to giving up their rights for the still inadequate national security. The NSA’s spy program had been scheduled end by the Nov. 30, 2015, but the federal court ruling is considered a legal precedent that may be used to prevent or halt another abuse of power by the Obama administration or a future occupant of the Oval Office.
Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asserts that the current high-tech spy program “likely violates the Constitution” and said he believes “the loss of constitutional freedoms for even one day is a significant harm.” Continue reading
“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.” ~ James Madison
Has anyone noticed that it is most probably impossible for a candidate for president to win the election if they do not fully support war? Should this be a window into who is running this government and for what purposes? All candidates fully support “armies, debts and taxes” even if they are the “known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.”
We embark upon another day of adulation and undisguised worship for those who fight this government’s wars. Almost everyone believes that we must “support the troops” for to do otherwise would be unpatriotic. Anyone with a basic understanding of the Constitution and the tenets of the charges at the Nuremburg trials must realize that our government, for the past 14 years, has been fighting illegal wars. As of yet, I have been unable to have anyone explain to me how one can support the troops without supporting these wars. Continue reading
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. ~ The First Amendment
The Bill of Rights was proposed and ratified to limit the powers of government over certain natural rights of the people. It was felt by many, and I agree, that the Constitution did not do enough to limit the way in which our government might deprive us of our liberty. In fact, there is a strong possibility that the Constitution would never been ratified had the promise of a Bill of Rights not been obtained. Therefore, the Constitution was amended ten times soon after going into effect, thereby creating our Bill of Rights.
I have gone over, time and time again, the nature of our rights and I would hope by now that you get it. If not, stop reading now and go back to what it was you were doing, because there is no hope for you. I will say, however, that each of us have the same rights as each other; you can’t deprive me of mine and I can’t deprive you of yours. Yet that is exactly what is happening in America today under the guise of tolerance and political correctness. Tolerance and political correctness are cancers that are eating away at the First Amendment. Continue reading
US Secretary of State, John Kerry, is often perceived as one of the ‘good ones’ – the less hawkish of top American officials, who does not simply promote and defend his country’s military adventurism but reaches out to others, beyond polarizing rhetoric.
His unremitting efforts culminated partly in the Iran nuclear framework agreement in April, followed by a final deal, a few months later. Now, he is reportedly hard at work again to find some sort of consensus on a way out of the Syria war, a multi-party conflict that has killed over 300,000 people. His admirers see him as the diplomatic executor of a malleable and friendly US foreign policy agenda under President Obama. Continue reading
All across America, Canada and elsewhere, environmentalists are planning. They are planning to save every eco-system, glacier, wetland, mountain, all the oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, dry washes, gullies, prairies deserts and the so-called endangered species that inhabit these places, at your expense. They are planning to drive you out of the rural areas and plant your sorry little behinds in 25-story apartment buildings in large cities where you will be forced to walk, take your bike, or mass transit to work. They don’t care how much their planning costs. They don’t care how much the implementation of their plans cost and they don’t care that their environmental premises are absurd and without merit. Continue reading
Ponder this: Why are conservatives such as William Bennett, George Will, Bill Kristol, et al so graciously accepted by the prevailing liberal establishment? Why is there almost a commraderie between today’s prominent conservatives and liberals? It is because today’s conservatives do not challenge the moral premise of statism. Most of today’s conservative leaders are brilliant intellects, but they accept statism’s violation of individual rights and its conveyance of special privileges to a myriad of factions.
Thus, they pose no moral threat to liberalism and are not feared by those who are tyrannizing our lives with omnipresent government. Today’s conservatives are merely a different brand of statist, with their ultimate goal the same as the liberal brand – maintenance of an all-pervasive mega-state in Washington. Continue reading
The collusion and corruption in Washington DC became blatantly obvious when U. S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s Department of Justice (DOJ) announced quietly, on a late Friday afternoon, that the FBI has suspended its investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) for illegally targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny in their applications for tax-exempt 501(3) and (4) status. There would be no indictments of Lois Lerner who apparently was the lead perpetrator of the political scandal, or anyone else at the IRS. This decision came down in spite of the overwhelming evidence of obvious illegal activity including obstruction of justice, destroying or hiding evidence, lying under oath and stonewalling by Joseph Koskinen, the IRS Commissioner. Continue reading
The Mad Man
I am now more than ever convinced the America I grew up in during the 50s and 60s has long since disappeared from the landscape of history and has instead been replaced with an Orwellian bizzaro world.
Just this morning, I saw on TV that a father in Albuquerque (citizen) who removed his son from a hospital because he believed the care his son was receiving was flawed or substandard, could face criminal charges for child abuse and endangerment. At the same time, I cannot forget the images of a Richland County S.C. cop (government employee) violently removing a young female high-school student from her desk and throwing here to the floor and thrusting his knee into her back. I can find no record this badge-toting he-man was ever charged with any crime, although I am sure the citizens of that area will in due time be forced to ante up millions to settle the inevitable lawsuit. Continue reading
Once you get on the cog train, you can never get off?
“The existence of the secret government was so closely held that Congress was completely bypassed.” ~ James Bamford
Should anyone trust a man former president Richard Nixon once praised as “a ruthless little bastard?” What if this man teamed up with another lifelong politician who stated emphatically, “Principle is OK up to a certain point, but principle doesn’t do any good if you lose the nomination?” These two men experienced tremendous influence in the power politics of our country for decades. Continue reading
Author’s NOTE: In preparation for my Freedom Class on November the 7th, I quickly began to realize I have much more material than can possibly be presented in a 4 hour class. Therefore, I will cover some of the themes in a couple of Rants and save the “really good part” for the class and those who will be able to attend. There has been, among a group of politicians in our country, a plan to completely subvert the Constitution which dates back to the 1970s. Part of the class will be to illustrate how this was done over a period of 40 years and in fact has been accomplished. This country has not operated under the rules of the Constitution for over 14 years now, but instead has been run by a “shadow government” of the very few who are accountable to no one. (M.G.)
Taken from an interview of Foreign Policy advisor to Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski in 1998
“Q: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic fundamentalism, having given arms and advice to future terrorists? Continue reading
“No matter how paranoid or conspiracy minded you are, what the government is doing is worse than you imagine.” ~ William Blum
Most Americans believe the Mainstream Media (MSM) is extremely biased and they would be correct in that assessment. The problem is: those on the political right believe the MSM has a liberal bias, while those on the political left believe the bias leans toward the right.
Of course the MSM is biased, but it leans not to the left or to the right; it leans toward the State. Supporting the actions of government is first priority. What better proof can there be than the overwhelming evidence the MSM was complicit in the lies used in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq and in the support for Obama, McCain, Kerry and Hillary’s continued wars of aggression in Libya, Syria, Yemen and the Ukraine? Continue reading
Recently we learned what our government fears most are those who oppose its implementation of unconstitutional edicts, Marxist Socialism and tyrannical government while at the same time supporting international and 1960s domestic terrorism.
The Department of (in)justice (DOJ) working in conjunction with George Washington University and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has created the Domestic Terrorism Counsel (DTC) in order to more effectively address domestic terrorism in this country. Of course, the created-by-government, “racial” proclivities of the Charleston Church shooter were used as motivation for this new government entity. Continue reading