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Why do we have a FDA

Not only was the FDA created in 1913 but, strange how the federal reserve with their money for nothing scam was also created and their strong-arm to collect income tax the irs also. Talk about complete control all in one foul swoop. Now our currency is worth 3 cents from the original of 100 cents in 1913 and if you don’t hand over a good chunk of your income, so the gov can pay interest on the borrowed money from the privately owned banking cartel know as the fed,  see how much you think you own. The irs will come and take everything you thought you owned. How did we ever let ourselves get into this mess?

Had to update this when I came across this. Any guess why the FDA won’t approve cannabis?

Does this not make you proud of the US military leaders and our elected officaials that lead this country on a path to destruction.? The banks are deeply involved with this crime against the youth of the US and the world. Profit at any cost is thier motto. Not unlike big pharma and the legal perscription drug trade that keeps a large percentage of the population on a controlled substance. Keep everyone on drugs and they will never know the truth.

 

Excerpted from Cruel Harvest: US Intervention in the Afghan Drug Trade (Pluto Press, 2013), by Julien Mercille.

As Obama proclaims that the US adventure in Afghanistan will draw to a close over the next couple years, we may look at the balance sheet with respect to one of the occupation’s alleged justifications: the fight against Afghan heroin. The outcome has been a total failure. In fact, whereas Afghanistan is sometimes referred to as the “graveyard of empires” because throughout history, big powers have attempted, unsuccessfully, to invade and control it, the country can already be labeled as the “garden of empire” because the US/NATO occupation has resulted in a drastic increase in drug production.

Opium production in Afghanistan skyrocketed from 185 tons to 8,200 tons between 2001 and 2007 (today it is down to 3,700 tons). Most commentary glosses over Washington’s large share of responsibility for this dramatic expansion while magnifying the Taliban’s role, which available data indicates is relatively minor. Also, identifying drugs as a main cause behind the growth of the insurgency absolves the United States and NATO of their own role in fomenting it: the very presence of foreign troops in the country as well as their destructive attacks on civilians are significant factors behind increases in popular support for, or tolerance of, the Taliban. In fact, as a recent UNODC report notes, reducing drug production would have only a “minimal impact on the insurgency’s strategic threat,” because the Taliban receive “significant funding from private donors all over the world,” a contribution that “dwarfs” drug money.

A UNODC report entitled Addiction, Crime and Insurgency: The Transnational Threat of Afghan Opium provides a good example of the conventional view of the Taliban’s role in drug trafficking. It claims that they draw some $125 million annually from narcotics, resulting in the “perfect storm” of drugs and terrorism heading toward Central Asia and endangering its energy resources. UNODC maintains that when they were in power in the second half of the 1990s, the Taliban earned about $75–100 million per year from drugs, but since 2005 this figure has risen to $125 million. Although this is presented as a significant increase, the Taliban play a lesser role in the opium economy than the report would have us believe as they capture only a small share of its total value. Moreover, drug money is likely a secondary source of funding for them: UNODC itself estimates that only 10 percent to 15 percent of Taliban funding is drawn from drugs and 85 percent comes from “non-opium sources” such as private donations.

 

The total revenue generated by opiates within Afghanistan is about $3 billion per year. According to UNODC data, the Taliban get only about 5 percent of this sum. Farmers selling their opium harvest to traffickers get 20 percent. And the remaining 75 percent? Al-Qaeda? No: the report specifies that it “does not appear to have a direct role in the Afghan opiates trade,” although it may participate in “low-level drugs and/or arms smuggling” along the Pakistani border. Instead, the remaining 75 percent is captured by traffickers, government officials, the police, and local and regional power brokers – in short, many of the groups now supported or tolerated by the United States and NATO are important actors in the drug trade.

Therefore, claims that “Taliban insurgents are earning astonishingly large profits off the opium trade” are misleading. Nevertheless, UNODC insists on the Taliban-drugs connection but pays less attention to individuals and groups supported or tolerated by Washington. The agency seems to be acting as an enabler of coalition policies in Afghanistan: when asked what percentage of total drug income in Afghanistan is captured by government officials, the UNODC official who supervised the above report quickly replied: “We don’t do that, I don’t know.”

Mainstream commentary blames the size of the narcotics industry and much of what goes wrong in Afghanistan partly on corruption. But to focus on bad apples in the Afghan government and police misses the systemic responsibility of the United States and NATO for the dramatic expansion of opiates production since 2001 and for their support of numerous corrupt individuals in power. The United States attacked Afghanistan in association with Northern Alliance warlords and drug lords and showered them with weapons, millions of dollars, and diplomatic support.

The empowerment and enrichment of those individuals enabled them to tax and protect opium traffickers, leading to the quick resumption of narcotics production after the hiatus of the 2000–2001 Taliban ban, as many observers have documented. Ahmed Rashid has written that the whole Afghan Interior Ministry “became a major protector of drug traffickers, and Karzai refused to clean it out. As warlord militias were demobilized and disarmed by the UN, commanders found new positions in the Interior Ministry and continued to provide protection to drug traffickers.” The United States was not interested in cleaning Afghanistan of drug traffickers either. Thus, to blame “corruption” and “criminals” for the current state of affairs is to ignore the direct and predictable effects of US policies, which have followed a historical pattern of toleration and protection of strongmen involved in narcotics.

In 2004, Afghan forces found an enormous cache of heroin in a truck near Kandahar, but both Wali Karzai, the president’s brother, and an aide to President Karzai called the commander of the group that had made the discovery to tell him to release the drugs and the truck. Two years later, American and Afghan counternarcotics forces seized more than 110 pounds of heroin near Kabul, which US investigators said were linked to Wali Karzai. But Wali Karzai was only the tip of the iceberg, as a former CIA officer asserted that virtually “every significant Afghan figure has had brushes with the drug trade.” In private, American officials acknowledge ties with drug-linked Afghan figures. A Wikileaks cable recounting US officials’ meetings with Wali Karzai in September 2009 and February 2010 stated that while “we must deal with AWK [Ahmed Wali Karzai] as the head of the Provincial Council, he is widely understood to be corrupt and a narcotics trafficker.” But in public, the ties are denied. As Senator John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said: “We should not condemn Ahmed Wali Karzai or damage our critical relations with his brother, President Karzai, on the basis of newspaper articles or rumors.”

Of the annual $65 billion global market for opiates, only 5 to 10 percent ($3 to $5 billion) is estimated to be laundered by informal banking systems, while two-thirds ($40 to $45 billion) is available for laundering through the formal banking system. A recent UNODC report estimated that about $220 billion of drug money is laundered annually through the financial system. However, only about 0.2 percent of all laundered criminal money is seized and frozen, as governments have other priorities than regulating the banking industry, which benefits from this extra liquidity.

US COUNTERNARCOTICS POLICY

Until about 2005, American policy in Afghanistan was, by and large, not concerned with drugs. General Tommy Franks, who led the initial attack, declared in 2002 that US troops would stay clear of drug interdiction and that resolving narcotics problems was up to Afghans and civilians. When Donald Rumsfeld was asked in 2003 what the United States was doing about narcotics in Helmand, he replied: “You ask what we’re going to do and the answer is, I don’t really know.” A US military spokesman at Bagram base, Sergeant Major Harrison Sarles, stated: “We’re not a drug task force. That’s not part of our mission.” Moreover, the DEA had only two agents in Afghanistan in 2003 and didn’t open an office in the country until 2004.

Several reasons explain the early opposition to counternarcotics on the part of the White House and the military. First, Afghanistan was attacked to show that Washington should not be challenged, and destroying poppy crops and heroin labs contributes nothing in this respect. Therefore, there is no reason why any effort should have been directed toward that task. In late 2005, Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, then commander of US forces in Afghanistan, made it clear that “drugs are bad, but his orders were that drugs were not a priority of the U.S. military in Afghanistan.” Furthermore, Washington’s most important target at that time was Iraq, whose oil resources and strategic location in the Persian Gulf region ensured that it would take priority.

Second, many of the United States’ local Afghan allies were involved in trafficking, from which they drew money and power. Destroying drug labs and poppy fields would have been, in effect, a direct blow to American operations and proxy fighters on the ground. As Western diplomats conceded at the time, “without money from drugs, our friendly warlords can’t pay their militias. It’s as simple as that.” According to James Risen, this explains why the Pentagon and the White House refused to bomb the 25 or so drug facilities that the CIA had identified on its maps in 2001. Similarly, in 2005, the Pentagon denied all but 3 of 26 DEA requests for airlifts. Barnett Rubin summarized the US attitude well when he wrote in 2004 that when “he visits Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld meets military commanders whom Afghans know as the godfathers of drug trafficking. The message has been clear: Help fight the Taliban and no one will interfere with your trafficking.” As a result, US military officials closed their eyes to the trade. An Army Green Beret said he was “specifically ordered to ignore heroin and opium when he and his unit discovered them on patrol.” A US Senate report mentioned that “congressional committees received reports that U.S. forces were refusing to disrupt drug sales and shipments and rebuffing requests from the Drug Enforcement Administration for reinforcements to go after major drug kingpins.”

Third, the Department of Defense thought that eradicating crops would upset farmers and hurt attempts at winning Afghan hearts and minds. Indeed, since 2001, the Taliban have sought to capitalize on resentment caused by eradication schemes. For example, in Helmand “they appear to have offered protection to the farmers targeted by eradication” and in Kandahar “they were even reported to have offered financial assistance to farmers whose fields were being eradicated, in exchange for support in fighting against the government.” Thus, it is far from certain that eliminating drugs would weaken the insurgency. In fact, the opposite is more likely, as it would only add to the opposition already generated by NATO operations in the country, as noted by a well-informed analyst: “As the conflict progressed, victims of abuses by both Afghan and foreign troops and of the side-effects of US reliance on air power began to represent another important source of recruits for the Taliban.”

From 2004, counternarcotics started slowly moving up the US agenda. In 2005, Washington developed its first counternarcotics strategy for Afghanistan, composed of five pillars: elimination/eradication, interdiction, justice reform, public information, and alternative livelihoods (although the pillars were not weighted equally: alternative development was relatively neglected, while eradication/elimination was the priority). The Afghan government incorporated this strategy into its own 2006 National Drug Control Strategy, which was later updated and integrated into its National Development Strategy in 2008. Around 2005, counternarcotics operations were still relatively isolated from the broader counterinsurgency strategy. Nevertheless, the Pentagon started to consider the possibility of getting involved in counterdrug missions and issued new guidelines authorizing the military to “move antidrug agents by helicopters and cargo planes and assist in planning missions and uncovering targets,” among other things. A number of counternarcotics units were set up, such as Task Force 333 (a covert squad of special agents) and the Central Poppy Eradication Force, an Afghan team trained by the American private contractor Dyncorp at a cost of $50 million and supervised by the United States through the Afghan Ministry of the Interior, where Washington’s main contact was Lieutenant General Mohammad Daoud. It didn’t seem to be a problem that Daoud was “an ex-warlord from the north who was reputed to have major connections with the drug trade.”

Since 2007, the United States has intensified its counternarcotics efforts and sought to integrate them more closely with the counterinsurgency campaign. In particular, in late 2008, the Pentagon changed its rules of engagement to permit US troops to target traffickers allied with insurgents and terrorists, and soldiers were allowed to accompany and protect counternarcotics operations run by Americans and Afghans. This shift was also adopted by NATO, whose members were allowed to participate in interdiction missions.

Since 2009, the Obama administration’s strategy has deemphasized eradication by ending support for the Afghan central eradication force while focusing on interdiction and the destruction of heroin labs, based on the reasoning that this “would more precisely target the drug-insurgency nexus.” A focus on rural development has also been announced because, as Richard Holbrooke declared, eradication is a “waste of money,” it alienates farmers, and it “might destroy some acreage, but it didn’t reduce the amount of money the Taliban got by one dollar. It just helped the Taliban.” The number of permanent DEA agents in Afghanistan has increased from 13 to over 80 in 2011 and the Pentagon has established a Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Nexus in Kandahar to provide coordination support and intelligence for DEA interdiction missions and ISAF counterinsurgency operations that target insurgents with links to the drug trade.

Overall, an interesting question is to explain the emergence, intensification and militarization of US counternarcotics operations in Afghanistan. Although such a discussion remains somewhat speculative, what follows discusses possible reasons that may account for the evolution of the anti-drug strategy over time. Some have pointed to the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense in 2006. Rumsfeld had always been strongly opposed to military involvement in drug control and thus his departure is thought to have contributed to a “sea change” in the Department of Defense’s attitude, which then became more engaged in counternarcotics. However, the significance of staff changes should be downplayed when explaining the broad outlines of policy. It is not as if Rumsfeld had prevented single-handedly an army of drug warriors in the US government from carrying out counternarcotics operations in Afghanistan. As seen above, there were clear strategic reasons for the lack of military involvement in counternarcotics in the years immediately after 2001.

Congressional pressures have also been identified as a reason. This political pressure, the argument goes, eventually led the Pentagon and CIA to accept publicly that the insurgency was funded by drugs and to approve the 2005 counternarcotics strategy. Indeed, in 2004–05, a host of critical pieces in the media urged more action in light of the large 2004 opium harvest. For example, Henry Hyde, Illinois Republican, stated that there was “a clear need at this stage for military action against the opium storage dumps and heroin laboratories” and that if the military did not get involved, the United States would need to send “troops from places like Turkey to take on this challenge.” The Democrats also pitched in, as when John Kerry criticized Bush for failing to eliminate narcotics in Afghanistan.

Such explanations might be correct in terms of immediate causes, in that congressional pressures and debates contributed to putting the issue on policymakers’ agenda and generating media coverage. However, they beg the question of why the narcotics issue became a more prominent debate within government circles in the first place? Some have pointed to the explosion of poppy cultivation in Afghanistan and the political pressures it has generated in the United States to do something about the problem. For example, Ahmed Rashid noted how the greater emphasis on drugs in US policy from 2005 onwards was prompted in part by the fact that it had become too obvious that Afghan poppy cultivation was getting out of control. The United States could less easily afford to be seen as doing nothing, for public relations purposes. The 2004 massive opium harvest embarrassed Washington and London enough for them to begin addressing narcotics more seriously: farmland under poppy cultivation had just increased by 64 percent and for the first time poppies were cultivated in all 34 of Afghanistan’s provinces. Similarly, opium production rose to 6,100 tons in 2006 and to 8,200 tons in 2007, the highest amount ever recorded, and Afghanistan now accounted for 93 percent of global heroin production. The skyrocketing of drug production in 2006 and 2007, publicized in UNODC reports, could not be ignored indefinitely.

There is probably some truth to this interpretation. Even if drug control is not a US objective, the discourse that has been created around the issue has acquired a force of its own. Therefore, when poppy cultivation spread in Afghanistan to a point that it became difficult to ignore, Washington was forced to make some gesture seemingly addressing the problem, otherwise, its image as a government allegedly concerned with drug harms could have been tarnished.

Finally, another possible reason is that from 2004–05, it became useful politically to talk about a war on drugs to make the resurgent Taliban look evil by associating them with narcotics. Indeed, the intensification of counternarcotics rhetoric and operations “took place against the backdrop of an upsurge in armed opposition” to the US-backed Afghan government. That is to say, whereas in the years immediately after 2001, the drug trade was largely controlled by US allies (warlords), from the time the Taliban reemerged as a significant force partly financed by drugs, narcotics became an issue that could be used to cast a negative light on them. Indeed, it is interesting that since 2004, the intensification of drug war rhetoric has grown in parallel with the rise of the insurgency.

In sum, while from 2001 to 2005, drugs were simply not part of the US agenda in Afghanistan, since 2005, there has been more talk about drug control, and more counter-narcotics operations have taken place. However, this does not mean that the United States is moving closer to conducting a real war on drugs. It is not the intensification of militaristic counterdrug missions per se that makes a drug war real, but the implementation of strategies known to reduce drug problems. On that count, Washington has failed. Further, the United States has continued to support allies involved in trafficking, and Obama stated explicitly that his drug war is instrumental in fighting the insurgency and not about eliminating drugs per se. Indeed, in 2009, his administration presented its new approach to narcotics and elaborated a target list of 50 “major drug traffickers who help finance the insurgency” to be killed or captured by the military. Therefore, if traffickers help the Taliban, they will be attacked – but if they support government forces, they apparently will be left alone. This suggests that the drug war is used to target enemies.

Julien Mercille is lecturer at University College Dublin, Ireland.

Posted at: http://theinternetpost.net/2013/02/25/afghanistan-garden-of-empire-americas-multibillion-dollar-opium-harvest/

 

 

There’s more to this than molesting children. Theres the vatican bank scandal, or maybe the release of the gospel of Barnabas which is in a vault in Turkey.

He meet with the Knights of Malta recently while missing a cardinal funeral. Did kom fire him?

Or is it the last Pope prophecy “Petrus Romanus” (anti-christ) and the 3rd Secret of Fatima.

A lot of ?????’s and appears this outfit is demanding justice. Search the above bold words.

 

 

Diplomatic Note was issued to Vatican just prior to his resignation

New Pope and Catholic clergy face indictment and arrest as “Easter Reclamation” plan continues

A Global Media Release and Statement from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State 

Brussels:

The historically unprecedented resignation of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope this week was compelled by an upcoming action by a European government to issue an arrest warrant against Ratzinger and a public lien against Vatican property and assets by Easter.

The ITCCS Central Office in Brussels is compelled by Pope Benedict’s sudden abdication to disclose the following details:

1. On Friday, February 1, 2013, on the basis of evidence supplied by our affiliated Common Law Court of Justice (itccs.org), our Office concluded an agreement with representatives of a European nation and its courts to secure an arrest warrant against Joseph Ratzinger, aka Pope Benedict, for crimes against humanity and ordering a criminal conspiracy.

2. This arrest warrant was to be delivered to the office of the “Holy See” in Rome on Friday, February 15, 2013. It allowed the nation in question to detain Ratzinger as a suspect in a crime if he entered its sovereign territory.

3. A diplomatic note was issued by the said nation’s government to the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, on Monday, February 4, 2013, informing Bertone of the impending arrest warrant and inviting his office to comply. No reply to this note was received from Cardinal Bertone or his office; but six days later, Pope Benedict resigned.

4. The agreement between our Tribunal and the said nation included a second provision to issue a commercial lien through that nation’s courts against the property and wealth of the Roman Catholic church commencing on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. This lien was to be accompanied by a public and global “Easter Reclamation Campaign” whereby Catholic church property was to be occupied and claimed by citizens as public assets forfeited under international law and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

5. It is the decision of our Tribunal and the said nation’s government to proceed with the arrest of Joseph Ratzinger upon his vacating the office of the Roman Pontiff on a charge of crimes against humanity and criminal conspiracy.

6. It is our further decision to proceed as well with the indictment and arrest of Joseph Ratzinger’s successor as Pope on the same charges; and to enforce the commercial lien and “Easter Reclamation Campaign” against the Roman Catholic church, as planned.

In closing, our Tribunal acknowledges that Pope Benedict’s complicity in criminal activities of the Vatican Bank (IOR) was compelling his eventual dismissal by the highest officials of the Vatican. But according to our sources, Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone forced Joseph Ratzinger’s resignation immediately, and in direct response to the diplomatic note concerning the arrest warrant that was issued to him by the said nation’s government on February 4, 2013.

We call upon all citizens and governments to assist our efforts to legally and directly disestablish the Vatican, Inc. and arrest its chief officers and clergy who are complicit in crimes against humanity and the ongoing criminal conspiracy to aid and protect child torture and trafficking.

Further bulletins on the events of the Easter Reclamation Campaign will be issued by our Office this week.

Issued 13 February, 2013
12:00 am GMT
by the Brussels Central Office

Banker Wars

All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars

This is one of the better short film explanation for wars and the situation we’re now in. As other countries wake up to the fact that there is a fleesing going on the worse our economy will become. As the dollar continues to decline and the American people catch on. There will be more false flaf operations to instill fear to maintain control and disarm the people. This can not countinue much longer and the bankers will be their target. Another revolution is on the horizon. How long? You never know.

 

 

It’s Not a “Fiscal Cliff” … It’s the Descent Into Lawlessness

 

It’s Not a Tax or Spending Problem … It’s a Devolution Into Lawlessness

The “fiscal cliff” is a myth.

Instead, what we are facing is a descent into lawlessness.

Wikipedia notes:

In many situations, austerity programs are imposed on countries that were previously under dictatorial regimes, leading to criticism that populations are forced to repay the debts of their oppressors.

Indeed, the IMF has already performed a complete audit of the whole US financial system, something which they have only previously done to broke third world nations.

Economist Marc Faber calls the U.S. a “failed state“. Indeed, we no longer have a free market economy … we have fascism, communist style socialism, kleptocracy, oligarchy or banana republic style corruption.

Let’s look at some specific examples of our descent into lawlessness.

Lawless Looting and Redistribution of Wealth

The central banks’ central bank – the Bank for International Settlements- warned in 2008 that bailouts of the big banks would create sovereign debt crises … which could bankrupt nations.

That is exactly what has happened.

The big banks went bust, and so did the debtors. But the government chose to save the big banks instead of the little guy, thus allowing the banks to continue to try to wring every penny of debt out of debtors.

Treasury Secretary Paulson shoved bailouts down Congress’ throat by threatening martial law if the bailouts weren’t passed. And the bailouts are now perpetual.

Moreover:

The bailout money is just going to line the pockets of the wealthy, instead of helping to stabilize the economy or even the companies receiving the bailouts:

  • A lot of the bailout money is going to the failing companies’ shareholders
  • Indeed, a leading progressive economist says that the true purpose of the bank rescue plans is “a massive redistribution of wealth to the bank shareholders and their top executives”
  • The Treasury Department encouraged banks to use the bailout money to buy their competitors, and pushed through an amendment to the tax laws which rewards mergers in the banking industry (this has caused a lot of companies to bite off more than they can chew, destabilizing the acquiring companies)

And as the New York Times notes, “Tens of billions of [bailout] dollars have merely passed through A.I.G. to its derivatives trading partners”.

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In other words, through a little game-playing by the Fed, taxpayer money is going straight into the pockets of investors in AIG’s credit default swaps and is not even really stabilizing AIG.

Moreover, a large percentage of the bailouts went to foreign banks (and see this). And so did a huge portion of the money from quantitative easing. Indeed, the Fed bailed out Gaddafi’s Bank of Libya, hedge fund billionaires, and big companies, but turned its back on the little guy.

A study of 124 banking crises by the International Monetary Fund found that propping up banks which are only pretending to be solvent often leads to austerity:

Existing empirical research has shown that providing assistance to banks and their borrowers can be counterproductive, resulting in increased losses to banks, which often abuse forbearance to take unproductive risks at government expense. The typical result of forbearance is a deeper hole in the net worth of banks, crippling tax burdens to finance bank bailouts, and even more severe credit supply contraction and economic decline than would have occurred in the absence of forbearance.

Cross-country analysis to date also shows that accommodative policy measures (such as substantial liquidity support, explicit government guarantee on financial institutions’ liabilities and forbearance from prudential regulations) tend to be fiscally costly and that these particular policies do not necessarily accelerate the speed of economic recovery.

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All too often, central banks privilege stability over cost in the heat of the containment phase: if so, they may too liberally extend loans to an illiquid bank which is almost certain to prove insolvent anyway. Also, closure of a nonviable bank is often delayed for too long, even when there are clear signs of insolvency (Lindgren, 2003). Since bank closures face many obstacles, there is a tendency to rely instead on blanket government guarantees which, if the government’s fiscal and political position makes them credible, can work albeit at the cost of placing the burden on the budget, typically squeezing future provision of needed public services.

In other words, the “stimulus” to the banks blows up the budget, “squeezing” public services through austerity.

Numerous top economists say that the bank bailouts are the largest robbery and redistribution of wealth in history.

Why was this illegal? Well, the top white collar fraud expert in the country says that the Bush and Obama administrations broke the law by failing to break up insolvent banks … instead of propping them up by bailing them out.

And the Special Inspector General of the Tarp bailout program said that the Treasury Secretary lied to Congress regarding some fundamental aspects of Tarp – like pretending that the banks were healthy, when they were totally insolvent. The Secretary also falsely told Congress that the bailouts would be used to dispose of toxic assets … but then used the money for something else entirely. Making false statements to a federal official is illegal, pursuant to 18 United States Code Section 1001.

So breaking the rules to bail out the big, insolvent banks, is destroying our prosperity.

Lawless Justice System

A strong rule of law is essential for a prosperous and stable economy, yet the government made it official policy not to prosecute fraud, even though main business model adopted by the biggest financial crime in world history, the largest insider trading scandal of all time, illegal raiding of customer accounts and blatant financing of drug cartels and terrorists have all gotten away scot-free without any jail time.

There are two systems of justice in America … one for the big banks and other fatcats, and one for everyone else.

While Iceland prosecuted its top criminal bankers, and thus quickly got through its financial problems and now has a vibrant economy, the American government has done everything it can to cover up fraud, and has been actively encouraging criminal fraud and attacking those trying to blow the whistle.

The rule of law is now as weak in the U.S. and UK as many countries which we would consider “rogue nations”. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.

This is a sudden change. As famed Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto notes:

In a few short decades the West undercut 150 years of legal reforms that made the global economy possible.

Moreover, U.S. government personnel are on the take. They have become so corrupt that regulators are literally sleeping with industry prostitutes … while they pimp out the American people.

The corruption of government officials is staggering, and the system of government-sponsored rating agencies had at its core a model of bribery.

We’ve gone from a nation of laws to a nation of powerful men making one-sided laws to protect their own interestsin secret. Government folks are using laws to crush dissent. It’s gotten so bad that even U.S. Supreme Court justices are saying that we are descending into tyranny.

It’s not a “fiscal cliff” … it’s an attempt to rape America … just like Greece and Ireland have been plundered.

Economics professor Randall Wray writes:

Thieves … took over the whole economy and the political system lock, stock, and barrel. They didn’t just blow up finance, they oversaw the swiftest transfer of wealth to the very top the world has ever seen. They screwed workers out of their jobs, they screwed homeowners out of their houses, they screwed retirees out of their pensions, and they screwed municipalities out of their revenues and assets.

Financiers are forcing schools, parks, pools, fire departments, senior citizen centers, and libraries to shut down. They are forcing national governments to auction off their cultural heritage to the highest bidder. Everything must go in firesales at prices rigged by twenty-something traders at the biggest and most corrupt institutions the world has ever known.

Economics professor Michael Hudson agrees … saying that the banks are trying to roll back all modern laws and make us all serfs.

Professor Hudson explained in 2008:

You have to realize that what they’re trying to do is to roll back the Enlightenment, roll back the moral philosophy and social values of classical political economy and its culmination in Progressive Era legislation, as well as the New Deal institutions. They’re not trying to make the economy more equal, and they’re not trying to share power. Their greed is (as Aristotle noted) infinite. So what you find to be a violation of traditional values is a re-assertion of pre-industrial, feudal values. The economy is being set back on the road to debt peonage. The Road to Serfdom is not government sponsorship of economic progress and rising living standards, it’s the dismantling of government, the dissolution of regulatory agencies, to create a new feudal-type elite.

Indeed:

Foreign Policy magazine ran an article entitled “The Next Big Thing: Neomedievalism“, arguing that the power of nations is declining, and being replaced by corporations, wealthy individuals, the sovereign wealth funds of monarchs, and city-regions.

Indeed, this isn’t the “Great Recession”, it’s the Great Bank Robbery. The big banks have pillaged and looted the rest of the world.

 

A lawless justice system is ruining the economy.

Lawless Central Bank

The non-partisan Government Accountability Office calls the Fed corrupt and riddled with conflicts of interest. Nobel the World Bank would view any country which had a banking structure like the Fed as being corrupt and untrustworthy. The former vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said said he worried that the failure of the government to provide more information about its rescue spending could signal corruption. “Nontransparency in government programs is always associated with corruption in other countries, so I don’t see why it wouldn’t be here,” he said.

Moreover, the Fed has broken the law by withholding information from Congress, letting unemployment rise in order to keep inflation low, and otherwise exceeding its authority under the Federal Reserve Act.

Our central bank’s lawless and unaccountable actions are hurting the economy.

Lawless Attack on Democracy

The ability of the people to participate in their government’s decision-making is vital for a nation’s prosperity. But we no longer have democracy or a republican form of government in America.

The big banks own Washington D.C. politicians, lock stock and barrel. See this, this, this and this. Two leading IMF officials, the former Vice President of the Dallas Federal Reserve, and the the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Moody’s chief economist and many others have all said that the United States is controlled by an “oligarchy” or “oligopoly”, and the big banks and giant financial institutions are key players in that oligarchy.

Laws are being passed in secret, and not even Congress knows what’s going on.

In other words, not only the justice system, but the entire system of American representation has been corrupted, thus harming the economy.

Lawless Infringement of Freedom

Personal freedom and liberty – and freedom from the arbitrary exercise of government power – are strongly correlated with a healthy economy, but America is descending into tyranny.

Authoritarian actions by the government interfere with the free market, and thus harm prosperity.

U.S. News and World Report notes:

The Fraser Institute’s latest Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report is out, and the news is not good for the United States. Ranked among the five freest countries in the world from 1975 through 2002, the United States has since dropped to 18th place.

The Cato institute notes:

The United States has plummeted to 18th place in the ranked list, trailing such countries as Estonia, Taiwan, and Qatar.

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Actually, the decline began under President George W. Bush. For 20 years the U.S. had consistently ranked as one of the world’s three freest economies, along with Hong Kong and Singapore. By the end of the Bush presidency, we were barely in the top ten.

And, as with so many disastrous legacies of the Bush era, Barack Obama took a bad thing and made it worse.

But the American government has shredded the constitution, by subjecting us to indefinite detention, taking away our due process rights, deploying drones above our heads, spying on all Americans, and otherwise attacking our freedoms.

Indeed, rights won in 1215 – in the Magna Carta – are being repealed.

Economic historian Niall Ferguson notes, draconian national security laws are one of the main things undermining the rule of law:

We must pose the familiar question about how far our civil liberties have been eroded by the national security state – a process that in fact dates back almost a hundred years to the outbreak of the First World War and the passage of the 1914 Defence of the Realm Act. Recent debates about the protracted detention of terrorist suspects are in no way new. Somehow it’s always a choice between habeas corpus and hundreds of corpses.

Of course, many of this decades’ national security measures have not been taken to keep us safe in the “post-9/11 world” … indeed, many of them started before 9/11.

And America has been in a continuous declared state of national emergency since 9/11, and we are in a literally never-ending state of perpetual war. See this, this, this and this.

In fact, government has blown terrorism fears way out of proportion for political purposes, and “national security” powers have been used in many ways to exempt big Wall Street players from the rule of law rather than to do anything to protect us.

So lawlessness infringement of our liberty is destroying our prosperity.

Lawless Initiation and Prosecution of War

It is well-documented that war destroys the economy.

Top U.S. government employees lied us into war, and used illegal torture, assassinations and other crimes of war in prosecuting the wars they unnecessarily started. They were – at a minimum – criminally negligent for failing to stop 9/11 (and see this).

In the name of fighting our enemies – the U.S. has directly been supporting Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups for the last decade. See this, this, this, this and this.

Our use of torture has also created many more terrorists than it has prevented.

Security experts – including both conservatives and liberals – agree that waging war in the Middle East weakens national security and increases terrorism. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.

Indefinite detention, drone-strikes on innocent civilians, occupation of foreign countries, and most of America’s other tactics in the “war on terror” increase terrorism.

Terrorism feeds the cycle of war … and is thus harming our economy. (And because terrorism spooks people, they spend less, which further harms the economy).

So lawlessness in starting and prosecuting war is destroying our prosperity.

Postscript: We’re not facing a “fiscal cliff”. We’re facing a descent into lawlessness. Stopping the fraudulent schemes, endless bailouts and imperial adventures is the place to start.

Banksters at work

In case you missed this, on MSM even.

I can’t stress this enough. Don’t keep any more in a bank then necessary and if anyway possible, don’t use the corrupt banking system at all.  Some states are so broke they will steal your wealth.

 

US tax payers build Israeli nuke bunker

nuke isHow does the Zionist regime in Israel keep talking our elected officials into providing billions of US currency to support the occupation and give them those funds to continue their crime? Granted we only have debt dollars here but, they keep increasing that debt.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to supervise construction of a five-story underground facility for an Israel Defense Forces complex, oddly named “Site 911,” at an Israeli Air Force base near Tel Aviv.

    Expected to take more than two years to build, at a cost of up to $100 million, the facility is to have classrooms on Level 1, an auditorium on Level 3, a laboratory, shock-resistant doors, protection from nonionizing radiation and very tight security. Clearances will be required for all construction workers, guards will be at the fence and barriers will separate it from the rest of the base.

The Symington Amendment, which is clearly written and states that the US government can provide NO military or financial aid to any country which is not an NNPT signatory. To make matters worse Israel will never allow its nuclear facilities to be inspected. But, it is well known Israel has between 300 and 400 nuclear weapons.

Why would they be calling this “site 911”? Is it because when the free people find out that Israeli intelligence terrorist groups had their hands all over the actual events of 9-11that they will fear for their lives? The evidence implicating mossad is overwhelming and un-refutable.  

     The U.S.-built underground site is to be nuclear-hardened so that it can withstand a WMD attack from an Israeli enemy. This would allow Israel’s missile command-and-control system to continue operating despite a potential massive and devastating attack. According to this source, the IDF already has a nuke-proof command center under the Kirya, its Tel Aviv headquarters.

At this point in time Israel has a lot of countries that don’t appreciate all the killing of the Palestinian children, women and innocent men. I suppose if it’s nuclear-hardened they can continue the missile launching on the open-air prison population of Gaza. Don’t forget Gaza does not have missiles; they have stripped down rockets that have as much impact as a 4th of July rocket. You may be injured if it lands directly on your head.

We have to ask, what is Israel afraid of? Are they about to do something that will piss a whole lot of the world’s people off, beyond being a killing machine? Could the American tax payers be financing this in anticipation of an all-out world war? After all the US is flat broke and needs the dough.

BAD FED DEBT – YOU LOSE

 

How can the US have debt on pieces of paper that are absolutely worthless? It just doesn’t make good sense to pay back on a debt that was created out of thin air. Why can’t the government tell the banking cartel to kiss off, we’re not paying that debt and all the interest that comes with it. Those pieces of paper you hold is not money, money has to have value. We use currency, which has no value and no backing with anything of value. Basically our currency is faith based; we have faith that it has some value. That faith is dwindling fast, as more and more people catch on to the banking racket.

The US government borrows 2 million dollars a minute. I don’t care if they say they’re going to reduce the national debt; it grows back like a horrible weed as soon as you cut it. The U.S. government ran a budget deficit of $188 billion dollars for the month of March alone. Compensation that the federal government workforce earned last year came to a grand total of approximately 447 billion dollars. If the federal government began right at this moment to repay the U.S. national debt at a rate of one dollar per second, it would take over 440,000 years to pay off the national debt.

How on earth can the Federal Reserve throw around billions of dollars with no accountability or oversight? Do you know where your tax dollars went? How about private accounts in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere. Matt Taibbi exposes some of the folks that the Federal Reserve has been sending money to in a Rolling Stone exposé

The Fed sent billions in bailout aid to banks in places like Mexico, Bahrain and Bavaria, billions more to a spate of Japanese car companies, more than $2 trillion in loans each to Citigroup and Morgan Stanley, and billions more to a string of lesser millionaires and billionaires with Cayman Islands addresses. “Our jaws are literally dropping as we’re reading this,” says Warren Gunnels, an aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. “Every one of these transactions is outrageous.”

 It seems to me they are getting ready for something. Possibly making sure all insider friends have enough currency to last while the rest of us burn when the collapse comes.

I don’t know about you but, this has pissed me off for a long time. Now it’s worse than ever. If we don’t abolish the FED you, me and everyone else will be surly doomed in the next few years, if not a whole lot sooner.  

Wish I could whipe that smerk off his face with a bat.

 

Read this article, than ask yourself; when was the last time the FED was a “highly respected central bank.” After Nixon and Kissinger approached Saudi Arabia to protect all their oil if they only traded in USD, then took away the US gold standard (1971) and started creating worthless currency out of thin air. Lost a lot of respect then from numerous other countries but, we had military power to force their participation in this scheme. Then, if Germany does see some gold is it real gold? Search “tungsten filled gold bars and see what ya come up with.  And, how about the F-EM-A  inspector who was first to inspect under the WTC and found the vault door ajar and the vault empty. Someone removed the gold before the controlled collapse and the inspector had to leave the US in fear for his life.
It would only be prudent business for Germany and all other countries to inspect their gold reserves. The fed telling any country they can’t see their stuuf is like the bank telling you that you can’t see your stuff in your safe deposit box.

This article was written by Sven Boll and Ann Seith, and was originally published at Spiegel Online

For decades, almost half of Germany’s gold has been stored deep below the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Now, with the euro crisis swirling, German politicians are asking their central bankers to take stock of the reserves. Some even say that the gold should be shipped home.

Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann wanted to personally convince Peter Gauweiler that the German gold was still where it should be. Early this summer, the head of Germany’s central bank took the obstinate politician from the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU), a party that is a member of the government coalition in Berlin, and a number of his colleagues into the Bundesbank’s inner sanctum: the gold vault.

There, 6,000 gold bars are stacked on industrial-strength shelves in a purpose-built building in Frankfurt. An additional 76,000 bars of bullion are stored in four safe boxes, in sealed containers.

But even this personal inspection wasn’t enough to reassure the visiting member of parliament – on the contrary: “The Bundesbank monitors its domestic gold in an exemplary fashion,” Gauweiler says, “and this makes it all the more incomprehensible that the bank doesn’t look after its reserves abroad.”

For quite some time now, Gauweiler has been pestering the government and the Bundesbank with questions concerning where and how the country’s reserves are stored, and how often they are checked. He has submitted requests and commissioned reports on the topic.

Last week, Gauweiler celebrated his greatest triumph to date in his gold campaign, which has been a source of some amusement for many fellow German politicians: A secret report by the Federal Audit Office had been made public – and it contained stern criticism of the German central bank in Frankfurt. The Bonn-based auditors urged a better inventory system, including quality checks.

This demand, which even the bank’s inspectors saw as nothing more than routine, alarmed the Berlin political establishment. Indeed, the partially blacked-out report read like the prologue to an espionage thriller in which the stunned central bankers could end up standing in front of empty vaults in the US.

‘Grotesque Debate’

For decades, German central bankers have contented themselves with written affirmations from their American colleagues that the gold still remains where it is said to be stored. According to the report, the bar list from New York stems from “1979/1980.” The report also noted that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York refuses to allow the gold’s owners to view their own reserves.

Not surprisingly, this prompted strong reactions in Berlin: The relevant Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele was summoned to Berlin to provide an explanation to the parliamentary budget committee. Heinz-Peter Haustein of the business-friendly Free Democratic Party (FDP) was even quoted by Germany’s mass-circulation Bild newspaper as saying that “all the gold has to be shipped back.”

The Bundesbank’s otherwise reserved Thiele said that he found at least “part of the debate” to be “rather grotesque.” His financial institution currently has more pressing problems. Bundesbank head Weidmann, for example, is desperately fighting the European Central Bank (ECB) decision to buy unlimited quantities of sovereign bonds from crisis-ridden countries as a way of lowering their borrowing costs. In addition, the Bundesbank has already pumped nearly €700 billion ($906 billion) into primarily southern European countries as part of the euro-zone central bank transfers known as Target II.

Germany’s gold reserves are currently worth some €144 billion and are not stored “with dubious business partners,” as Thiele stresses, but rather with “highly respected central bankers.”

Special Connection

There is in fact nothing unusual about how Germany deals with the precious metal. Many other central banks store a portion of their gold reserves abroad. The Netherlands, for example, places its trust in its colleagues in Ottawa, New York and London.

But the relationship Germans have with their gold is a special one. Germany hoards nearly 3,600 metric tons of the precious metal – only the US has more. Much of this gold treasure was amassed under the Bretton Woods international monetary system, in which the dollar served as the world’s key currency and was directly convertible to fixed quantities of gold.

Before the gold standard was terminated in 1971, the current account surpluses generated by Germany’s “economic miracle” were partially balanced out in gold. Thousands of US bars of gold alone were transferred to German ownership.

But since the euro is not backed by gold, such vast reserves are actually no longer necessary. Nevertheless, the Germans continue to resolutely defend them – and every attempt to use this treasure has been met with dismay.

There has been no lack of proposals: Former German President Roman Herzog wanted to sell the gold to form the basis for a capital-based nursing care insurance scheme. In 2002, FDP parliamentary floor leader Rainer Brüderle proposed a fund for natural disasters. Former Bundesbank head Ernst Welteke added to the debate by suggesting the foundation of a national educational fund. But none of these ideas were ever taken seriously.

Most recently, German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) shot down an idea by the euro partners to use the reserves as collateral for euro bonds.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-politicians-demand-to-see-gold-in-us-federal-reserve-a-864068.html

War on Drugs, Right

What more can I say: It’s has been and will be a failed money grabbing policy.

Study: War on Drugs Not Working At All

 

This will be a good thing, that some of the criminals that stole US tax payer income may get whats coming to them. But, being a legal firm there has to be something in it for them. In law suits the lawyers normally take 1/3 for their effort.

In connection with the federal lawsuit now impending in the United States District Court in Brooklyn, New York (Case No. 12-cv-04269-JBW-RML) – involving, among other things, a request that the District Court enjoin all mortgage foreclosures by the Banksters nationwide, unless and until the entire $43 trillion is repaid to a court-appointed receiver – Plaintiffs  now establish the location of the $43 trillion ($43,000,000,000,000.00) of laundered money in a racketeering enterprise participated in by the following individuals (without limitation):  Attorney General Holder acting in his individual capacity, Assistant Attorney General Tony West, the brother in law of Defendant California Attorney General Kamala Harris (both acting in their individual capacities), Jon Corzine (former New Jersey Governor), Robert Rubin (former Treasury Secretary and Bankster), Timothy Geitner, Treasury Secretary (acting in his individual capacity), Vikram Pandit (recently resigned and disgraced Chairman of the Board of Citigroup), Valerie Jarrett (a Senior White House Advisor), Anita Dunn (a former “communications director” for the Obama Administration), Robert Bauer (husband of Anita Dunn and Chief Legal Counsel for the Obama Re-election Campaign), as well as the “Banksters” themselves, and their affiliates and conduits.  The lawsuit alleges serial violations of the United States Patriot Act, the Policy of Embargo Against Iran and Countries Hostile to the Foreign Policy of the United States, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly known as the RICO statute) and other State and Federal laws.

Read more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/major-banks-governmental-officials-and-their-comrade-capitalists-targets-of-spire-law-group-llps-racketeering-and-money-laundering-lawsuit-seeking-return-of-43-trillion-to-the-united-states-treasury-175828861.html

The Federal Reserve and the corporations that depend on their fiat currency run this country and control congress. It’s just the way it is but, should come to an end. And soon, before it destoys us all.

Petrodollar done

I did this on the petrodollar awhile back but, never posted it. I decided to now after seeing the Reality Check video.

PETRODOLLOR PRIMER

Given that the US dollar is no longer based on the proportion of gold reserves, so what is it based on? Why is the US involved in conflicts all over the world? Why are we on the verge of attacking Iran for the suspicion of maybe, sort of, having a nuclear weapons program? Which, Iran is years away from perfecting. Even if they were enriching materials for that purpose they have the right. So, why would the US start WW III over WMD that don’t exist? The answer; the bankers and corporate elite have to protect their interest at any cost. Even snuffing the lives of men, women and children, destroying economies and invading sovereign countries is not too high in their eyes. There will be hell to pay when the US wars of aggression come home to roost.

Now let’s go back in time to August of 1971 when then President Nixon proclaimed: “I have directed the Secretary of the Treasury to take the action necessary to defend the dollar against the speculators. I have directed Secretary Connolly to suspend temporarily the convertibility of the dollar into gold or other reserve assets, except in amounts and conditions determined to be in the interest of monetary stability and in the best interest of United States.” Before Nixon’s statement it was clear to the world and notably France that the US was printing more Vietnam War dollars than gold reserves would allow. Given this fact, nations began demanding payment in gold for their dollars per the Bretton Woods agreement of 1944. For the nations that delegated their gold to the US, this was absolute pilfering for self-interests. In one foul swoop dollars where transformed into fiat currency giving the Federal Reserve ability to print worthless dollars out of thin air devaluing each with every new one printed. This system would be fine as derived by Sec. of State Henry Kissinger, except when demand for dollars fall.

Reality Check

watch?v=K9VLp0FcJ6I

To make sure there was a demand for US dollars Kissinger and Nixon convinced King Faisal of Saudi Arabia that the US would protect Saudi Arabian oilfields from any and all invaders. Of course the US wanted something in return. Saudi Arabia and by annex OPEC, agreed to sell their oil in US dollars only. Every country that wanted to by oil from OPEC first had to exchange their money into worthless US dollars first, at a loss most of the time. Participating nations as part of the deal also had to invest profits in US treasuries and bonds. How sweet it was for the US corporations and the elitist bankers. The US economy grew by leaps and bounds. The printing presses rolled as nations exported their goods for fiat dollars, buying oil in return. The scam was grand. The Military Industrial Complex grew like an out of control wildfire with the never ending influx of green paper. No country could compete against the might of the US military, not even the great Soviet Union in 1991. If you didn’t want to play the game, then you were forced. Oh, the scam got even grander, the only and biggest super power was created. There would be Pax Per Poten (peace through power).  The Petrodollar was born.

The same year the Soviet Union collapsed the US invaded Iraq. Destroying their developing country and crippling their military. Imposing harsh sanctions, which starved innocent children and their families. Zionist pig Madeline Albright thought it was worth it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbIX1CP9qr4. In 2000 Iraq starting trading oil in euros causing the bankers to go into panic mode, they would not get away with that. Shortly after came the USrael false flag attack on the New York World Trade Center. The dreamed up threat of WMD in Iraq gave reason to invade the country and abruptly convert oil trade back into US petrodollars. But that is not the only country wanting to move away from the petrodollar. Egypt, Libya, Syria and others are looking to get out of the scam. Russia and China have started and want to trade more with their own currency. The list will grow as other countries wakeup to the largest scam in history. The petrodollar and its military might will fight tooth and nail to the end. The list of countries to convert and dominate is presently being aligned as the threat to petrodollars increase. Wesley Clark is an insider but, you get the picture here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brckLyM1_FE .

Any country trying to get out of the petrodollar monopoly will be invaded and controlled and the list is growing. But, now the Fed Reserve banksters are losing their footing on a slippery rock and are about to fall into the water and drown. Their arms are flailing, lungs gasping for breath and legs getting tired. Unlimited QE3 will be the concrete slippers. The US economy will be pulled under along with the petrodollar.  Now ask yourself, how do we have a national debt if the worthless currency isn’t even real? Do they really care about you? No!

This was sent in an email, I don’t know who penned it or it’s origin but found it an interesting senerio.

Given the economic conditions across the pond with food riots already starting in Spain and other hard hit lands it just a matter of time until they jump the pond. We no longer have an American economy; we have a global financial system. Every country is tied together with the chains of the elite banking system. A system of complete control lorded over the workers of the world. You, me, and others work for pieces of paper “they” tell you are worth something, and even if they had any value, you give them right back to the banks from which they came. The Horror of coming events when all awake to the game.

Egypt food riots

 

Coming Food Riots

In response to recent articles in mainstream military journals
discussing the use of the U.S. Army to quell insurrections on American
soil, I offer an alternate vision of the future. Instead of a small
town in the South as the flash point, picture instead a score of U.S.
cities in the thrall of riots greater than those experienced in Los
Angeles in 1965 (Watts), multiple cities in 1968 (MLK assassination),
and Los Angeles again in 1992 (Rodney King). New Yorkers can imagine
the 1977 blackout looting or the 1991 Crown Heights disturbance. In
fact, the proximate spark of the next round of major riots in America
could be any from a long list cribbed from our history.

We have seen them all before, and we shall see them all again as
history rhymes along regardless of the century or the generation of
humankind nominally in control of events. But the next time we are
visited by widespread, large-scale urban riots, a dangerous new
escalation may be triggered by a new vulnerability: It’s estimated
that the average American home has less than two weeks of food on
hand. In poor minority areas, it may be much less. What if a cascading
economic crisis, even a temporary one, leads to millions of EBT
(electronic benefit transfer) cards flashing nothing but zeroes? Or if
the government’s refusal to reimburse them causes supermarket chains
to stop accepting them for payment? The government can order the
supermarkets to honor the cards, but history’s verdict is clear: If
suppliers are paid only with worthless scrip or blinking digits, the
food will stop.

STEP ONE: FLASH MOB LOOTING

In my scenario, the initial riots begin spontaneously across affected
urban areas, as SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program) and
other government welfare recipients learn that their EBT cards no
longer function. This sudden revelation will cause widespread anger,
which will quickly lead to the flash-mob looting of local supermarkets
and other businesses. The media will initially portray these “food
riots” as at least partly justifiable. Sadly, millions of Americans
have been made largely, or even entirely, dependent on government
wealth transfer payments to put food on their tables.

A new social contract has been created, where bread and circuses buy a
measure of peace in our minority-populated urban zones. In the era of
ubiquitous big-screen cable television, the internet and smart phones,
the circus part of the equation is never in doubt as long as the
electricity flows. But the bread is highly problematic. Food must be
delivered the old-fashioned way: physically. Any disruption in the
normal functioning of the EBT system will lead to food riots with a
speed that is astonishing. This will inevitably happen when our
unsustainable, debt-fueled binge party finally stops, and the music is
over. Now that the delivery of free or heavily subsidized food is
perceived by tens of millions of Americans to be a basic human right,
the cutoff of “their” food money will cause an immediate explosion of
rage. When the hunger begins to bite, supermarkets, shops and
restaurants will be looted, and initially the media will not condemn
the looting. Unfortunately, this initial violence will only be the
start of a dangerous escalation.

The ransacked supermarkets, convenience stores, ATMs and gas stations
will not be restocked during this period due to the precarious
security situation. A single truck loaded with food or gasoline would
be perceived to be a Fort Knox on wheels and subject to immediate
attack unless heavily protected by powerfully armed security forces,
but such forces will not be available during this chaotic period.
Under those conditions, resupply to the urban areas cannot and will
not take place. The downward spiral of social and economic dysfunction
will therefore both accelerate and spread from city to city. These
delays, in turn, will lead to more riots with the constant underlying
demand that hungry people be fed, one way or another.

Catch-22, anyone? When these demands do not bring the desired outcome,
the participants will ratchet up the violence, hoping to force action
by the feckless state and national governments.

The “food riots” will be a grass-roots movement of the moment born out
of hunger and desperation. It will not be dependent upon leaders or an
underlying organization, although they could certainly add to the
sauce. Existing cell phone technology provides all the organization a
flash mob needs. Most of the mobs will consist of minority urban
youths, termed MUYs in the rest of this essay. Which minority doesn’t
matter; each urban locale will come with its own unique multi-ethnic
dynamic.

Some locales will divide upon religious or political lines, but they
will not be the dominant factors contributing to conflict. In the
American context, the divisions will primarily have an ethnic or
racial context, largely because that makes it easy to sort out the
sides at a safe distance. No need to check religious or political
affiliation at a hundred yards when The Other is of a different color.

We Americans are all about doing things the easy way, so, sadly,
visible racial and ethnic features will form the predominant lines of
division.

Would that it were not so, but reality is reality, even when it’s is a bitch.

Especially then.

NEXT STEP: FLASH MOB RIOTS

In order to highlight their grievances and escalate their demands for
an immediate resumption of government benefits, the MUY flash mobs
will next move their activities to the borders of their ethnic
enclaves. They will concentrate on major intersections and highway
interchanges where non-MUY suburban commuters must make daily passage
to and from what forms of employment still exist. People making a
living will still be using those roads to get to where they earn their
daily bread.

The results of these clashes will frequently resemble the intersection
of Florence and Normandie during the Rodney King riots in 1992, where
Reginald Denny was pulled out of his truck’s cab and beaten nearly to
death with a cinder block. If you don’t remember it, watch it on
Youtube. Then imagine that scene with the mob-making accelerant of
texting and other social media technology added to stoke the fires.
Instead of a few dozen thugs terrorizing the ambushed intersections,
in minutes there will be hundreds.

Rioters will throw debris such as shopping carts and trash cans into
the intersection, causing the more timid drivers to pause. The mobs
will swarm the lines of trapped cars once they have stopped. Traffic
will be forced into gridlock for blocks in all directions. Drivers and
passengers of the wrong ethnic persuasions will be pulled from their
vehicles to be beaten, robbed, and in some cases raped and/or killed.
It will be hyper-violent and overtly racial mob behavior, on a massive
and undeniable basis.

Some of those trapped in their cars will try to drive out of the area,
inevitably knocking down MUY pedestrians and being trapped by even
more outraged MUYs. The commuters will be dragged out of their cars
and kicked or beaten to death. Other suburban commuters will try to
shoot their way out of the lines of stopped cars, and they will meet
the same grim fate once they run out of bullets and room to escape.

The mob will be armed with everything from knives, clubs and pistols
to AK-47s. A bloodbath will result. These unlucky drivers and their
passengers will suffer horribly, and some of their deaths will be
captured on traffic web cameras. Later, these terrible scenes will be
released or leaked by sympathetic government insiders and shown by the
alternative media, which continue to expand as the traditional media
become increasingly irrelevant.

Implausible, you insist?

This grim tableau is my analysis of age-old human behavior patterns,
adding flash mobs and 2012 levels of racial anger to the old recipe.
Early-teenage MUYs today are frequently playing “The Knockout Game” on
full bellies, just for kicks, and proudly uploading the videos. They
and their older peers can be expected to do far worse when hunger and
the fear of starvation enter their physical, mental, and emotional
equations. The blame for their hunger will be turned outward against
the greater society, and will be vented at first hand against any
non-MUY who falls into their grasp while they are in the thrall of mob
hysteria. These episodes of mass psychology we will refer to as “flash
mob riots”, “wilding”, or some other new name.

THE OFFICIAL POLICE RESPONSE TO FLASH MOB RIOTS

To gear up for even a single “Florence and Normandie on steroids”
flash mob street riot, city police departments will require an hour or
longer to stage their SWAT teams and riot squads in position to react.
Ordinary patrol cars in small numbers will not venture anywhere near
such roiling masses of hysterical rioters, not even to perform
rescues. Those citizens trapped in their cars cannot expect timely
assistance from local or state authorities.

Even in the first days of widespread riots, when the police forces are
well rested, it might take several hours to mount a response
sufficient to quell the disturbance and restore order to even one
major street intersection riot. In the meantime, scores of innocent
commuters will have been attacked, with many of them injured or killed
and left at the scene. It will be a law enforcement nightmare to quell
the disturbance, mop up lingering rioters, restore security, and bring
medical attention to the living and get medical examiners to the dead.
And each jurisdiction will face potentially dozens of such scenes,
thanks to the ability for MUYs to cross-communicate at will using
their wireless devices.

The far more difficult challenge for the police is that by the time
they are suited in riot gear, armed and geared up to sweep the
intersection, it will probably be empty of rioters. The police, with
their major riot squad reaction times measured in hours, will be
fighting flash mobs that materialize, cause mayhem, and evaporate in
only fractions of hours. This rapid cycle time is a clear lesson taken
from massive riots by immigrant French Muslim MUYs in their own
religious enclaves and bordering areas.

The American flash mob riot will exist almost entirely inside the law
enforcement OODA (observe, orient, decide, act) loop. In other words,
the rioters will have a much quicker reaction time than the police.
Until fairly recently, superior police communications meant that they
could use their radio networks as a force multiplier. With their
networking advantage and cohesive reactions both within a department
and among cooperating local agencies, police could act as shepherds
guiding or dispersing a wayward stampeding flock.

Today, the mob has the greater advantage, immediately spreading word
of every police preparation by text and Tweet, even in advance of the
police movement. Attempts by the authorities to stop the flash mobs by
blocking and jamming wireless transmissions will have limited success.

It is at this point that the situation spirals out of control.

The enraged mobs in urban America will soon recognize that their
spontaneous street riots cannot be stopped by the police, and then
they will grow truly fearsome. For the police, it will be a losing
game of Whack-a-Mole, with riots breaking out and dispersing at a
speed they cannot hope to match. The violence will spread to
previously unaffected cities as an awareness of law enforcement
impotence is spread by television and social media. After a few days,
the police forces will be exhausted and demoralized. As the violence
intensifies and spreads, and in the absence of any viable security
arrangements, supermarkets and other stores will not be restocked,
leaving the MUYs even more desperate and angry than before. The
increasing desperation born of worsening hunger will refuel the
escalating spiral of violence.

Nor will violent conflict be only between the inhabitants of the urban
areas and the suburbs. The international record of conflict in
tri-ethnic cities is grim, making the old bi-racial dichotomy formerly
seen in America seem stable by comparison. In tri-ethnic cities the
perceived balance of power is constantly shifting, with each side in
turn feeling outnumbered and outmuscled. Temporary truces, betrayals
and new alliances follow in rapid succession, removing any lingering
sense of social cohesion.

The former Yugoslavia, with its Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim
divisions, comes starkly to mind. The Lebanese Civil War between the
Christians, Sunnis, Shiites and Druze raged across Beirut (at one time
known as “The Paris of the Middle East”) for fifteen brutal years.
Once a city turns on itself and becomes a runaway engine of
self-destruction, it can be difficult to impossible to switch off the
process and return to normal pre-conflict life. It’s not inconceivable
that the United States could produce a dozen Sarajevos or Beiruts,
primarily across racial instead of religious divides.

Vehicle traffic by non-minority suburban commuters through adjoining
minority areas will virtually halt, wrecking what is left of the local
economy. Businesses will not open because employees will not be able
to travel to work safely. Businesses in minority areas, needless to
say, will be looted. “Gentrified” enclaves of affluent suburbanites
within or near the urban zones will suffer repeated attacks, until
their inhabitants flee.

Radically disaffected minorities will hold critical infrastructure
corridors through their areas hostage against the greater society.
Highways, railroad tracks, pipe and power lines will all be under
constant threat, or may be cut in planned or unplanned acts of raging
against “the system.” As long as security in the urban areas cannot be
restored, these corridors will be under threat. Even airports will not
be immune. Many of them have been absorbed into urban areas, and
aircraft will come under sporadic fire while taking off and landing.

In the absence of fresh targets of value blundering into their areas,
and still out of food, MUYs will begin to forage beyond their
desolated home neighborhoods and into suburban borderlands. “Safe”
supermarkets and other stores will be robbed in brazen commando-like
gang attacks. Carjackings and home invasions will proliferate madly.
As I have discussed in my essay “The Civil War Two Cube,” so-called
“transitional” and mixed-ethnic areas will suffer the worst violence.
These neighborhoods will become utterly chaotic killing zones, with
little or no help coming from the overstretched police, who will be
trying to rest up for their next shift on riot squad duty, if they
have not already deserted their posts to take care of their own
families.

THE SUBURBAN ARMED VIGILANTE RESPONSE

In the absence of an effective official police response to the
exploding levels of violence, suburbanites will first hastily form
self-defense forces to guard their neighborhoods—especially ones
located near ethnic borders. These ubiquitous neighborhood armed
defense teams will often have a deep and talented bench from which to
select members, and they will not lack for volunteers.

Since 9-11, hundreds of thousands of young men (and more than a few
women) have acquired graduate-level educations in various aspects of
urban warfare. In the Middle East these troops were frequently tasked
with restoring order to urban areas exploding in internecine strife.
Today these former military men and women understand better than
anyone the life-or-death difference between being armed and organized
versus unarmed and disorganized.

Hundreds of thousands if not millions of veterans currently own rifles
strikingly similar to those they carried in the armed forces, lacking
only the full-automatic selector switch. Their brothers, sisters,
parents, friends, and neighbors who did not serve in the military are
often just as familiar with the weapons, if not the tactics. Today the
AR-pattern rifle (the semi-automatic civilian version of the familiar
full-auto-capable M-16 or M-4) is the most popular model of rifle in
America, with millions sold in the past decade. Virtually all of them
produced in the past decade have abandoned the old M-16′s signature
“carrying handle” rear iron sight for a standardized sight mounting
rail, meaning that virtually every AR sold today can be easily
equipped with an efficient optical sight. Firing the high-velocity
5.56×45 mm cartridge and mounted with a four-power tactical sight, a
typical AR rifle can shoot two-inch groups at one hundred yards when
fired from a steady bench rest. That translates to shooting eight- to
ten-inch groups at four hundred yards.

Four hundred yards is a long walk. Pace it off on a straight road, and
observe how tiny somebody appears at that distance. Yet a typical AR
rifle, like those currently owned by millions of American citizens,
can hit a man-sized target at that range very easily, given a stable
firing platform and a moderate level of shooting ability.

And there are a far greater number of scoped bolt-action hunting
rifles in private hands in the United States. Keep this number in
mind: based on deer stamps sold, approximately twenty million
Americans venture into the woods every fall armed with such rifles,
fully intending to shoot and kill a two-hundred-pound mammal. Millions
of these scoped bolt-action deer rifles are quite capable of hitting a
man-sized target at ranges out to and even beyond a thousand yards, or
nearly three-fifths of a mile. In that context, the 500-yard effective
range of the average semi-auto AR-pattern rifle is not at all
remarkable.

So, we have millions of men and women with military training, owning
rifles similar to the ones they used in combat operations overseas
from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Many of these Soldiers and Marines have
special operations training. They are former warriors with experience
at conducting irregular warfare and counter-terrorism operations in
dangerous urban environments. They are the opposite of unthinking
robots: their greatest military talent is looking outside the box for
new solutions. They always seek to “over-match” their enemies, using
their own advantages as force multipliers while diminishing or
concealing their weaknesses. These military veterans are also ready,
willing and able to pass on their experience and training to
interested students in their civilian circles.

Let’s return to our hypothetical Florence and Normandie intersection,
but this time with hundreds of rioters per city block, instead of mere
dozens. Among the mobs are thugs armed with pistols and perhaps even
AK-47s equipped with standard iron sights, and except in rare cases,
these rifles have never been “zeroed in” on a target range. In other
words, past a medium distance of fifty to a hundred yards, these MUY
shooters will have little idea where their fired bullets will
strike—nor will they care. Typically, most of the rioters armed with a
pistol, shotgun or an iron-sighted rifle could not hit a mailbox at a
hundred yards unless by luck. Inside that distance, any non-MUY could
be at immediate risk of brutal death at the hands of an enraged mob,
but beyond that range, the mob will pose much less danger.

Taking this imbalance in effective ranges of the firearms most likely
to be available to both sides, certain tactical responses are sure to
arise, and ranking near the top will be the one described next.

THE SNIPER AMBUSH: THE NEW TACTIC OF CHOICE

The sniper ambush will predictably be used as a counter to rampaging
mobs armed only with short- to medium-range weapons. This extremely
deadly trick was developed by our war fighters in Iraq and
Afghanistan, taking advantage of the significant effective range and
firepower of our scoped 5.56mm rifles. Tactics such as the sniper
ambush may not be seen early in the civil disorder, but they will
surely arise after a steady progression of atrocities attributed to
rampaging MUYs.

Street intersection flash mob riots will not be the only type of
violence exploding during periods of civil disorder. As mentioned
earlier, the number and ferocity of home invasions will skyrocket, and
they will be very hard to defend against. Neighborhood self-defense
forces will be able to protect a group of homes if they are located on
cul-de-sacs or in defensible subdivisions with limited entrances,
turning them overnight into fortified gated communities. Individual
homes and apartment buildings located in open grid-pattern
neighborhoods with outside access from many directions will be much
more difficult to defend, and the home invasions will continue.

Carjacking and other forms of armed robbery will proliferate to
previously unimagined levels, leading to a total loss of confidence in
the government’s ability to provide security across all social lines.
Stray bullets striking pedestrians or penetrating houses will take a
frightening toll, even in areas previously considered to be safe. The
police will be exhausted by constant riot-squad duty, and will not
even respond to reports of mere individual acts of violent
criminality. They will simply be overwhelmed, and will be forced to
triage their responses. The wealthy, powerful and politically
well-connected will demand the lion’s share of remaining police
resources, further diminishing the safety of average Americans.

In that context, neighborhood self-defense forces will form the
nucleus of the armed vigilante direct action groups which will spring
up next in the progression. Suburban anger will continue to build
against the MUYs, who are perceived to be the originators of the home
invasions and gang-level armed looting raids. Survivors of street
ambushes, carjackings and home invasions will tell blood-curdling
tales and show horrific scars.

The neighborhood defense teams will evolve into proactive suburban
armed vigilante groups (SAVs) out of a desire to preemptively take the
violence to their perceived enemies, instead of passively waiting for
the next home invasion or carjacking. The SAV teams will consist of
the more aggressive and gung-ho members of the self-defense forces,
who met and compared notes. Often they will be young men with recent
combat experience in the armed forces, who will apply their military
training to the new situation. Major intersections and highway
interchanges where ambush riots have previously occurred will be among
the SAV targets. The SAV reaction times will be measured in minutes,
compared to the hours required by major police department SWAT teams
and riot squads.

A SAMPLE SNIPER AMBUSH SCENARIO

When word is received that a flash mob is forming at one of their
pre-reconnoitered intersections or highway interchanges, the SAV team
will assemble. Sometimes cooperating police will pass tactical intel
to their civilian friends on the outside. Some clever individuals will
have exploited their technical know-how and military experience to
build real-time intel collection tools, such as private UAVs. Police
will have access to urban security camera footage showing MUYs moving
barricade materials into position—a normal prerequisite to a flash mob
riot intended to stop traffic. Tip-offs to the vigilantes will be
common, and where the networks are still functioning, citizens may
still be able to access some video feeds. Sometimes, police will even
join the SAV teams, incognito and off-duty, blurring the teams into
so-called “death squads.”

The operation I will describe (and it’s only one of dozens that will
be tried) uses two ordinary pickup trucks and eight fighters. Two
riflemen are lying prone in the back of each truck, facing rearward,
with removable canvas covers concealing their presence. Their
semi-automatic, scoped rifles are supported at their front ends on
bipods for very accurate shooting. A row of protective sandbags a foot
high is between them and the raised tailgate.

In the cab are a driver and a spotter in the passenger seat who also
serves as the vehicle’s 360-degree security. The two trucks don’t ever
appear on the same stretch of road, but coordinate their movements
using one-word brevity codes over small FRS walkie-talkie radios. Each
truck has a series of predetermined elevated locations where the
intersection in question will lie between 200 and 500 yards away. Each
truck is totally nondescript and forgettable, the only detail perhaps
being the non-MUY ethnicity of the suburbanite driver and spotter
driving relatively near to a riot in progress.

By the time the two SAV pickup trucks arrive at their firing positions
on different streets and oriented ninety degrees to one another, the
flash mob riot is in full swing. A hundred or more of the rampaging
youths are posturing and throwing debris into traffic in order to
intimidate some cars into stopping. The riflemen in the backs of the
pickups are waiting for this moment and know what to expect, trusting
their spotters and drivers to give them a good firing lane. The
spotters in each truck issue a code word on their radios when they are
in final position. The tailgates are swung down, and the leader among
the riflemen initiates the firing. All-around security is provided by
the driver and spotter.

Lying prone and using their bipods for support, the shooters have five
to ten degrees of pan or traverse across the entire intersection.
Individual rioters are clearly visible in the shooters’ magnified
optical scopes. Each of the four snipers has a plan to shoot from the
outside of the mob toward the middle, driving participants into a
panicked mass. The left-side shooters start on the left side and work
to the middle, engaging targets with rapid fire, about one aimed shot
per two seconds. Since the two trucks are set at ninety degrees to one
another, very complete coverage will be obtained, even among and
between the stopped vehicles.

The result is a turkey shoot. One magazine of thirty aimed shots per
rifle is expended in under a minute, a coded cease-fire is called on
the walkie-talkies, and the trucks drive away at the speed limit. The
canvas covering the truck beds contains the shooters’ spent brass. If
the trucks are attacked from medium or close range, the canvas can be
thrown back and the two snipers with their semi-automatic rifles or
carbines will add their firepower to that of the driver and spotter.

Back at the intersection, complete panic breaks out among the rioters
as a great number of bullets have landed in human flesh. Over a score
have been killed outright, and many more scream in pain for medical
attention they will not receive in time. The sniper ambush stops the
flash mob cold in its tracks as the uninjured flee in terror, leaving
their erstwhile comrades back on the ground bleeding. The commuters
trapped in their vehicles may have an opportunity to escape.

This type of sniper ambush and a hundred variations on the theme will
finally accomplish what the police could not: put an end to mobs of
violent rioters making the cities through-streets and highways
impassible killing zones. Would-be rioters will soon understand it to
be suicidal to cluster in easily visible groups and engage in mob
violence, as the immediate response could come at any time in the form
of aimed fire from hundreds of yards away. Even one rifleman with a
scoped semi-auto can break up a medium-sized riot.

Many citizens will take to carrying rifles and carbines in their
vehicles, along with their pistols, so that if their cars are trapped
in an ambush they will have a chance to fight their way out. If their
vehicle is stopped outside the immediate area of the flash mob, they
will be able to direct accurate fire at the rioters from a few hundred
yards away. Inside the fatal hundred-yard radius, unlucky suburbanite
drivers and passengers pulled from their cars will still be brutally
violated, but the occurrences of large mob-driven street ambushes will
be much less frequent once long-range retaliation becomes a frequent
expectation.

THE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO VIGILANTISM

Where they will be unable to respond swiftly or effectively to the
outbreaks of street riots by MUY flash mobs, the police and federal
agents will respond vigorously to the deadly but smaller vigilante
attacks. These sniper ambushes and other SAV attacks will be called
acts of domestic terrorism and mass murder by government officials and
the mainstream media. A nearly seamless web of urban and suburban
street cameras will reveal some of the SAV teams by their vehicles,
facial recognition programs, and other technical means. Some early
arrests will be made, but the vigilantes will adapt to increasing law
enforcement pressure against them by becoming cleverer about their
camouflage, most often using stolen cars and false uniforms and masks
during their direct-action missions. Observe Mexico today for ideas on
how this type of dirty war is fought.

Eventually, the U.S. Army itself might be called upon to put out all
the social firestorms in our cities, restore order and security,
pacify the angry masses, feed the starving millions, get vital
infrastructure operating again, and do it all at once in a dozen
American Beiruts, Sarajevos and Mogadishus.

Good luck to them, I say.

A few hundred “Active IRA” tied down thousands of British troops in
one corner of a small island for decades. The same ratios have served
the Taliban well over the past decade while fighting against the
combined might of NATO. Set aside for a moment the angry starving
millions trapped in the urban areas, and the dire security issues
arising thereof. Just to consider the official reaction to vigilantism
separately, it’s unlikely that any conceivable combinations of local
and state police, federal law enforcement, National Guard or
active-duty Army actions could neutralize or eliminate tens of
thousands of former special operations troops intent on providing
their own form of security. Millions of Americans are already far
better armed and trained than a few hundred IRA or Taliban ever were.
And the police and Army would not be operating from secure fire bases,
their families living in total safety thousands of miles away in a
secure rear area. In this scenario, there is no rear area, and every
family member, anywhere, would be at perpetual risk of reprisal
actions by any of the warring sides.

In this hyper-dangerous environment, new laws forbidding the carrying
of firearms in vehicles would be ignored as the illegitimate diktat of
dictatorship, just when the Second Amendment is needed more than ever.
Police or military conducting searches for firearms at checkpoints
would themselves become targets of vigilante snipers. Serving on
anti-firearms duty would be seen as nothing but pure treason by
millions of Americans who took the oath to defend the Constitution,
including the Bill of Rights. Politicians who did not act in the
security interest of their local constituents as a result of political
correctness or other reasons would also be targeted.

A festering race war with police and the military in the middle taking
fire from both sides could last for many years, turning many American
cities into a living hell. Remember history: when the British Army
landed in Northern Ireland in 1969, they were greeted with flowers and
applause from the Catholics. The Tommys were welcomed as peacekeepers
who would protect them from Protestant violence. That soon changed.
Likewise with our tragic misadventure in Lebanon back in 1982 and
1983. Well-intended referees often find themselves taking fire from
all sides. It’s as predictable as tomorrow’s sunrise. Why would it be
any different when the U.S. Army is sent to Los Angeles, Chicago or
Philadelphia to break apart warring ethnic factions?

For a long time after these events, it will be impossible for the
warring ethnic groups to live together or even to mingle peacefully.
Too much rage and hatred will have been built up on all sides of our
many American multi-ethnic fault lines. The new wounds will be raw and
painful for many years to come, as they were in the South for long
after the Civil War. The fracturing of the urban areas, divided by
no-man’s-lands, will also hinder economic redevelopment for many years
because the critical infrastructure corridors will remain insecure.

Eventually, high concrete “Peace Walls” like those in Belfast,
Northern Ireland, will be installed where the different ethnic groups
live in close proximity. That is, if recovery to sane and civilized
norms of behavior are ever regained in our lifetimes and we don’t
slide into a new Dark Age, a stern and permanent tyranny, warlordism,
anarchy, or any other dire outcome.

Dark Ages can last for centuries, after sinking civilizations in a
vicious, downward vortex. “When the music’s over, turn out the
lights,” to quote Jim Morrison of The Doors. Sometimes the lights stay
out for a long time. Sometimes civilization itself is lost. Millions
of EBT cards flashing zeroes might be the signal event of a terrible
transformation.

It is a frightening thing to crystallize the possible outbreak of mass
starvation and racial warfare into words, so that the mind is forced
to confront agonizingly painful scenarios. It is much easier to avert
one’s eyes and mind from the ugliness with politically correct Kumbaya
bromides. In this grim essay, I am describing a brutal situation of
ethnic civil war not differing much from the worst scenes from recent
history in Rwanda, South Africa, Mexico, Bosnia, Iraq, and many other
places that have experienced varying types and degrees of societal
collapse. We all deplore the conditions that might drive us toward
such a hellish outcome, and we should work unceasingly to return
America to the path of true brotherhood, peace and prosperity. Race
hustlers of every stripe should be condemned.

Most of us wish we could turn back the calendar to Norman Rockwell’s
America. But we cannot, for that America is water long over the dam
and gone from our sight, if not from our memories. John Adams said,
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It
is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” If that is true,
judging by current and even accelerating cultural shifts, we might
already have passed the point of no return.

The prudent American will trim his sails accordingly.

As I said at the top I wasn’t sure who wrote this but it may be this guy. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2561777/posts

Not that I’m a fan of MSM but, sometimes they air something that’s close to the truth. If you haven’t read “Creature From Jekyll Island” then do so, anyone working for a bank should defiantly read it.