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By Tyler Durden
Obama’s ‘Socialism’ Experiment Brought Home
Submitted by Martin Armstrong via Armstrong Economics,
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”.. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. Could not be any simpler than that.
Here are possibly the 5 key points about such an experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Or in graphical format…
George Orwell and the Cold War: A Reconsideration
[From Reflections on America, 1984: An Orwell Symposium. Ed. Robert Mulvihill. Athens and London, University of Georgia Press, 1986.]
In a recent and well-known article, Norman Podhoretz has attempted to conscript George Orwell into the ranks of neoconservative enthusiasts for the newly revitalized cold war with the Soviet Union. If Orwell were alive today, this truly “Orwellian” distortion would afford him considerable wry amusement. It is my contention that the cold war, as pursued by the three superpowers of Nineteen Eighty-Four, was the key to their successful imposition of a totalitarian regime upon their subjects. We all know that Nineteen Eighty-Four was a brilliant and mordant attack on totalitarian trends in modern society, and it is also clear that Orwell was strongly opposed to communism and to the regime of the Soviet Union. But the crucial role of a perpetual cold war in the entrenchment of totalitarianism in Orwell’s “nightmare vision” of the world has been relatively neglected by writers and scholars.
In Nineteen Eighty-Four there are three giant superstates or blocs of nations: Oceania (run by the United States, and including the British Empire and Latin America), Eurasia (the Eurasian continent), and Eastasia (China, southeast Asia, much of the Pacific). The superpowers are always at war, in shifting coalitions and alignments against each other. The war is kept, by agreement between the superpowers, safely on the periphery of the blocs, since war in their heartlands might actually blow up the world and their own rule along with it. The perpetual but basically phony war is kept alive by unremitting campaigns of hatred and fear against the shadowy foreign Enemy. The perpetual war system is then used by the ruling elite in each country to fasten totalitarian collectivist rule upon their subjects. As Harry Elmer Barnes wrote, this system “could only work if the masses are always kept at a fever heat of fear and excitement and are effectively prevented from learning that the wars are actually phony. To bring about this indispensable deception of the people requires a tremendous development of propaganda, thought-policing, regimentation, and mental terrorism.” And finally, “when it becomes impossible to keep the people any longer at a white heat in their hatred of one enemy group of nations, the war is shifted against another bloc and new, violent hate campaigns are planned and set in motion.”
From Orwell’s time to the present day, the United States has fulfilled his analysis or prophecy by engaging in campaigns of unremitting hatred and fear of the Soviets, including such widely trumpeted themes (later quietly admitted to be incorrect) as “missile gap” and “windows of vulnerability.” What Garet Garrett perceptively called “a complex of vaunting and fear” has been the hallmark of the American as well as of previous empires: the curious combination of vaunting and braggadocio that insists that a nation-state’s military might is second to none in any area, combined with repeated panic about the intentions and imminent actions of the “empire of evil” that is marked as the Enemy. It is the sort of fear and vaunting that makes Americans proud of their capacity to “overkill” the Russians many times and yet agree enthusiastically to virtually any and all increases in the military budget for mightier weapons of mass destruction. Senator Ralph Flanders (Republican, Vermont) pinpointed this process of rule through fear when he stated during the Korean War:
Fear is felt and spread by the Department of Defense in the Pentagon. In part, the spreading of it is purposeful. Faced with what seem to be enormous armed forces aimed against us, we can scarcely expect the Department of Defense to do other than keep the people in a state of fear so that they will be prepared without limit to furnish men and munitions.
This applies not only to the Pentagon but to its civilian theoreticians, the men whom Marcus Raskin, once one of their number, has dubbed “the mega-death intellectuals.” Thus Raskin pointed out that
their most important function is to justify and extend the existence of their employers. … In order to justify the continued large-scale production of these [thermonuclear] bombs and missiles, military and industrial leaders needed some kind of theory to rationalize their use. … This became particularly urgent during the late 1950s, when economy-minded members of the Eisenhower Administration began to wonder why so much money, thought, and resources, were being spent on weapons if their use could not be justified. And so began a series of rationalizations by the “defense intellectuals” in and out of the Universities. … Military procurement will continue to flourish, and they will continue to demonstrate why it must. In this respect they are no different from the great majority of modern specialists who accept the assumptions of the organizations which employ them because of the rewards in money and power and prestige. … They know enough not to question their employers’ right to exist.
In addition to the manufacture of fear and hatred against the primary Enemy, there have been numerous Orwellian shifts between the Good Guys and the Bad Guys. Our deadly enemies in World War II, Germany and Japan, are now considered prime Good Guys, the only problem being their unfortunate reluctance to take up arms against the former Good Guys, the Soviet Union. China, having been a much lauded Good Guy under Chiang Kai-shek when fighting Bad Guy Japan, became the worst of the Bad Guys under communism, and indeed the United States fought the Korean and Vietnamese wars largely for the sake of containing the expansionism of Communist China, which was supposed to be an even worse guy than the Soviet Union. But now all that is changed, and Communist China is now the virtual ally of the United States against the principal Enemy in the Kremlin.
Along with other institutions of the permanent cold war, Orwellian New-speak has developed richly. Every government, no matter how despotic, that is willing to join the anti-Soviet crusade is called a champion of the “free world.” Torture committed by “totalitarian” regimes is evil; torture undertaken by regimes that are merely “authoritarian” is almost benign. While the Department of War has not yet been transformed into the Department of Peace, it was changed early in the cold war to the Department of Defense, and President Reagan has almost completed the transformation by the neat Orwellian touch of calling the MX missile “the Peacemaker.”
Secrets of the Transhumanist Agenda Revealed at 2013 Conference
Dmitry Itskov spoke at the Global Future 2045 Conference (GF2045) wherein he said that he would like to see technology developed that would allow human consciousness to be inputted into artificial computer neuro-brains and hologram bodies.
In 2020 Itskov envisions human brains being controlled by remote robots.
By 2025, there could be human consciousness “transplanted” into a robotic body which would replace the flawed physical bodies we now use.
The end goal for Itskov would be artificial brains controlling holographic bodies in 2045.
Referred to as neo-humanity, Istkov has begun his own political party in Russia called Evolution 2045.
Itskov said: “We shouldn’t just observe the wonderful entrepreneurs — we need to move ahead systematically. We are really at the time when technology can affect human evolution. I want us to shape the future, bring it up for public discussion, and avoid any scenario that could damage humanity.”
Itskov wants to align his vision with governments and create a movement within the UN to promote a common goal of merging man with machine.
Martine Rothblatt, speaker at the GF2045, stated that just as organ transplants were once considered insane, someday the public will view neo-humanity as commonplace.
Rothblatt said that Itskov will inspire start-up corporations to capitalize on technological advancements.
Dr. Robert Thurman, scholar, author and Tibetan monk spoke at the GF2045, explaining how there can be a balance between technology and culture with a focus on Buddhist teachings.
Conflicting ideology in the scientific community views Itskov’s vision as unrealistic. They say that technological progress does not facilitate Istkov’s timeline.
Hiroshi Ishiguro, Japanese robotics researcher presented his android Geminoid (Latin for “twin”) that he controlled remotely through connections to the internet and is able to see with cameras for eyes.
Professor Henrik Scharfe has his own “tele-operated android” that is not autonomous. Scharfe controls the robot with transmitters connected to his body. Ishiguro designed and conceptualized Scharfe’s Geminoid.
The 2045 Program will create “a new vision of human development that meets global challenges humanity faces today, realization of the possibility of a radical extension of human life by means of cybernetic technology, as well as the formation of a new culture associated with these technologies.”
Transhumanists at the 2045 Program assert that humanity “is in need of a new evolutionary strategy” consisting of a balance between the complexity of technological advances and the acceleration of informational processes to expand the “limited, primitive human” into a “highly self-organized” and technologically “higher intelligence”.
Technology can organize society and integrate unification of a super collective consciousness – a superbeing.
By doing away with individuality, the conclusion is the elimination of:
• Lack of consumer provisions
• Aging, illness and death
• Crime and conflicts
• Natural disasters and catastrophes
Superpeople are the epitome of communitarianism and collectivism as the new globalist vision of society marches toward immortal superpeople.
Because communitarianism is the ideology of the importance of community over the individual, the creation of a communalist society is the emphatic over-reaching value that if it does not provide for the whole, it is not worth pursuit.
The concept of the neo-human and neo-humanity is the replacement for a post-industrial capitalist and consumer-based society where a new form of civilization will emerge.
The goal of transhumanism is to replace all existing laws with the purpose of destroying the essence of humanity for the sake of control.
Hybrid humans with robotic implants are expected to be released into the general public by 2014.
Humanity+, “an international nonprofit membership organization which advocates the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities”.
In their Transhumanist Declaration they advocate old and new ideals of globalist transhumanism by promoting:
• Using technology to “broaden human potential” by overcoming aging and “cognitive shortcomings”
• Provide forums where globalist scientist and researchers can “deliberate how [to enhance humanity through science] to expedite beneficial applications”
• Facilitate “social order, improve human foresight and wisdom” through genetic enhancement
• Influence policymakers to include the transhumanist “responsible and moral vision”
The Transhumanist Agenda uses eugenics, reproductive controls, sterilization campaigns, genetic engineering, RFID chips and rewiring of the brain through pharmaceuticals to achieve their goals. Their quest for immortality with the merging of human and machine is just one part in their convoluted scheme to retain their global dominance over our society. For now, the general public is guinea pigs to be used to prefect their experiments so that by 2050, they will have full implemented their control grid and there will be no one to dissent.
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The Secret History Of Western Education – Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt – The Historical Untold Truth Of Western Education and the purposely done Scientific Destruction of young children’s minds.
Charlotte Iserbyt is the consummate whistleblower! Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America’s classrooms.
Iserbyt is a former school board director in Camden, Maine and was co-founder and research analyst of Guardians of Education for Maine (GEM) from 1978 to 2000. She has also served in the American Red Cross on Guam and Japan during the Korean War,
and in the United States Foreign Service in Belgium and in the Republic of South Africa.
Iserbyt is a speaker and writer, best known for her 1985 booklet Back to Basics Reform or OBE: Skinnerian International Curriculum and her 1989 pamphlet Soviets in the Classroom: America’s Latest Education Fad which covered the details of the U.S.-Soviet and Carnegie-Soviet Education Agreements which remain in effect to this day. She is a freelance writer and has had articles published in Human Events, The Washington Times, The Bangor Daily News, and included in the record of Congressional hearings.
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The Turning Point – Full Film…. Exposing Bilderburg Group & Ruling Elites Clandestine CONTROL
Often the public are unaware of the true machinations of rule over the world’s population….there are clandestine, secretive meetings that are held for the elite to exert undemocratic rule over an unsuspecting and overloaded/worked/stressed world population. Wars are decided and policies agreed without public knowledge…we live in an age of institutionalized deception, championed by those who stand to gain the most, (whom oddly enough, have so much already) the privileged ruling elite and senior government members and heads of business and industry, even high ranking military figures are invited to collaborate and receive instructions on the master plans for the way forward to total domination and dictatorship of the entire world, the resources and people of the entire planet. Start to research the diabolical ambitions of this group and those surrounding it and your world view will be shattered….hard to believe, many will find it hard to face the facts that the establishments we have all agreed to trust our entire lives are being manipulated and used against us. None of us would want what these elites are implementing, incrementally (to reduce public opposition), their vision of fully implementing totally slavery on every aspect of our lives..!!! Using their organisations, such as the CFR, UN, Club of Rome, Tavistock institute amongst the hundreds of other independent not for profit think tank institutions they plan to see the UN agenda 21 play out to create a Zeitgeist utopian vision for the elite and total slavery and control of every aspect of the dominion sub class. The horrendous facts are out there…WAKE UP and free yourself from mental slavery and actual slavery….PEACE 4 ALL Many thanks to the team bringing us important insightful documentaries, please support them. Originally Published on Nov 5, 2012 by weavingspider
Here is a great talk given at The 21 Convention in 2012, by Doug McGuff, MD, a prominent member of the ancestral health (paleo-primal) community: “Fitness, Health, and Liberty.” Doug, an emergency room physician, is well known for his ‘Body By Science‘ program, a high-intensity interval training program.
This is an important presentation because Doug presents the historical picture on how the physician-patient relationship went from a fiduciary relationship between provider and consumer to a 3rd party morass of collectivized medicine that sacrificed individual services to the needs of the masses in general in order to conform to the rules outlined by the medical establishment-insurance industry alliance.
While it is easy to blame the Democrats or blame Obama for the nationalization of medical care, this system began to form many years ago under the auspices of self-serving medical practitioners who built alliances with the government-medical establishment in the pursuit of rent-seeking arrangements. Dr. McGuff notes that doctors, who had short-term gains in mind, ultimately sacrificed their profession to these pursuits and thus “set into motion the long-term unintended consequences that resulted in their ultimate enslavement.”
His discussion of the formation of the “Blues” plans to guarantee payment for services while receiving tax-exempt status in exchange for community ratings is spot on. Community ratings, that did not allow for discrimination based on individual health status, were the beginnings of socialized medicine and thus opened the door to moral hazard and the current system of pre-paid medical care that defies all the principles of personal accountability and the free market.
This presentation is 72 minutes, but it is worth every minute of your time. I work in this industry and can tell you that Dr. McGuff has presented the best short timeline I have seen on the topic of how 3rd-party insurance and government-business alliances came to destroy the U.S. health care system. Dr. McGuff is also a libertarian, as if you can’t tell by the presentation.
Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American Citizens?
The Obama administration is openly escalating its campaign against private gun ownership, and shaking up the top ranks of the military command structure — but is it also preparing to make war on the American population? According to a person identified as a former senior military official, the answer to that shocking question is yes.
World-renowned educator and human rights activist Jim Garrow says that the source, man regarded as “one of America’s foremost military heroes,” told him that President Obama is using a new litmus test for “determining who will stay and who must go” among top-ranked military leaders. That test is whether they will fire on US citizens or not. Garrow says that his source made the disclosure in order to “sound the alarm” over the administration’s plans.
While Garrow will not yet reveal the identity of the source, it’s important to note that Garrow himself is a man of considerable accomplishment. He is the founder of the Bethune Institute, which has established hundreds of schools throughout China. Three years ago, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work though a group called Pink Pagoda, which combat “gendercide” in China — that is, the practice of rescuing baby girls who had been abandoned or targeted for infanticide because of the government’s one-child policy. He was personally involved in helping to save the lives of more than 50,000 Chinese girls. He joins Gary Franchi on WHDT World News to discuss this new “Litmus Test.”
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Welcome to all patriots and thank you for stopping by to grab an update. The site has had an issue the last week of whenever a new post is entered the formatting changes, taking the right column to the bottom of the main column while retaining the right column white space. Any WordPress folks have suggestions, offering help, all is appreciated. Anyway, knowing this fact I have held off posting but have no time to fix and too much going on so heck with format, the info is what is important. If things look strange from this point on, no problem, just get the information
I received a email from Ron Paul earlier today stating that he would no longer actively campaign in states that have not yet voted. Examples that come to mind are Texas (I think a few folks already know him) and California. These states are massive and it would cost way more money on hand to compete. As a true fiscal conservative Ron Paul uses his resources to the best of ability and when the resources are used you quit spending. Much better than the old Gingrich campaign that spent beyond it’s means and ended up bouncing $500 checks and had to work out a pay for endorsement pledge with Romney to cover overdrawn and outstanding expenses.
Really discussed at the MSM POS people who did not broadcast Ron Paul crowds of 3,000 to 9,000+ as if he had vanished from the planet to now report he really does exist and is dropping out. Along with all the MSM jokes is Newsmax, self proclaiming to be independent. Anyone that has spent 5 minutes looking into Newsmax knows their background is anything but independent news reporting. The last title seem from them was:
Hmm, did this POS reporting come from Faux or CNN? Hard to tell where they did the investigative journalism research. My humble guess is somewhere between the bathroom and TV remote control?
In closing please let me say that in fact Ron Paul is still in the GOP race, despite all the violation of GOP chairs against their own party rules. A smart person would have gone to higher pasture. A smart dedicated patriot would have endured the BS to fight the good fight, and that is what we are seeing. As professed, the R3volution will not be broadcast, but that statement references the MSM (Lame Stream Media) but will be alive and well on sites such as UStream and many others. If you have a remote control for your TV in one hand and a community size box of Twinkies close to your other hand, you might need to WTFU! Last I checked, Twinkies are not on the “re-education” camp menus.
Parting thoughts, Ron Paul’s message is stronger than the wonderful messenger. It’s the message that gathers and drives us, with admiration for the messenger. 2012 is a target but not a goal or end game. Now is the time for those of you doing lip service to freedom, reading about our Republic, now is the time to stand up and make your voices heard, from statehouse to courthouse. Let Freedom ring, as now is the time to raise the bar a notch. Do you buy groceries, gas, etc.? Then you can take a second standing in line to wake another sleeping soul to the cause of Liberty. You choose, and despite you pulpit and TV driven thought process, this has nothing to do with left verses right. The battle at hand is collectivism verses individualism, as simple as that may seem most do not comprehend. Do you exist as an individual, having inalienable rights or does every right, or privilege (as you may not know the difference) come as a member of a collective group? Collectivism is on both sides, which is why most are pissed off at both main parties. Same puppet masters, no matter the puppet. No matter how you vote, I hope you choose principles over party. I will vote or what is best for me, my family and loved ones and best for my country.
Be well and continue the Freedom fight!
You have probably seen the images by now. Athens on fire, the city literally burning as politicians within parliament voted to pass tough austerity measures to meet the demands of the EU and IMF, Greece’s international lenders. This story is about more than just austerity and riots – it’s wealth-extraction amidst economic collapse at work. The Greek economy is in the 5th year of a recession, which is a nice way of saying that it is in a depression. Money supply continues to contract, deposits are being drained and liquidity has dried up. The economy is in a free fall, and there is no bottom in sight. The proposals for recovery through “austerity” are just another way to keep the political system in place for as long as possible with the hope that the elites will be able to ride this storm out and come out the other end richer and more powerful than every before. We break down how exactly that works with Capital Account producer Demetri Kofinas.
And while we’re on the issue of debt, let’s take a look at how the US is dealing with it. US President Barack Obama released his 2013 budget today. While it will be analyzed, touted, and attacked, why should you care, or rather, why should you not care? We’ll tell you. And more economists come out saying the Federal Reserve is making a big mistake if it sticks to keeping interest rates near zero for the next three years. We look at how the Fed got here – it’s evolution into central planner, buyer of junk, war enabler, and firefighter of the economic fires it creates itself. We speak to G. Edward Griffin whose been opposing the Fed since at least the 1960s. G. Edward Griffin is author the bestselling book The Creature from Jekyll Island, which has been recommended by Republican Presidential hopeful Ron Paul on his reading list and which reportedly informed Dr. Paul’s writing on the Fed in his own books on the subject.
Griffin also takes us back in time, and reminds us how the Fed even came to be — the money trust meeting in secret on Jekyll Island in order to draft a cartel agreement that would eventually be known as the “Federal Reserve Act.”
In this exclusive 80 minute video interview, legendary conspiracy author G. Edward Griffin explains how his research, which spans no less than 5 decades, has revealed a banking elite obsessed with enforcing a world government under a collectivist model that will crush individualism and eventually institute martial law as a response to the inevitable backlash that will be generated as a result of a fundamental re-shaping of society.
Griffin discusses the similarities between the extreme left and the extreme right in the false political paradigm and how this highlights a recurring theme – collectivism. Collectivism is the opposite of individualism and believes that the interests of the individual must be sacrificed for the greater good of the greater number, explains Griffin, uniting the doctrines of communism and fascism. Both the Republican and Democrat parties in the United States are committed to advancing collectivism and this is why the same policies are followed no matter who is voted in to the White House.
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