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History Forgotten is History RepeatedGordon Duff Salem-News.com
Is there a great conspiracy that runs our government? Does anyone really believe otherwise?
(CINCINATTI, Ohio) - As in the 1930s, when the Great Depression swept through America, patriotic groups are springing up across the country like weeds. The funding and message is much the same as then. Illegal aliens are destroying America. Communism is taking over. Under it all, of course, is the real belief, that African Americans and Jews are the real enemy. The money, same as then: Wall Street.
Today the message is unclear but the dynamic the same. Behind every patriotic group is a bank, an insurance company, an oil cartel or an arms manufacturer that lives on aggressive war. Their loyalties are always to money and those who help them steal it and keep it, the crooked politicians, the foreign dictators and the "patriotic" mobs who join the organizations they fund.
What are their political beliefs? Nothing has changed, they are Fascists. Fascism is the religion of rule through money and power. Their tool is the police state, where spying, arrest and torture are legalized to fight off imaginary enemies. Courts, prosecutors, police agencies and the military are staffed only with "the faithful," those loyal to the party only. Sound familiar? Think Ashcroft, Gonzales, Rumsfeld and Rove and how the agencies, Justice, Defense, Homeland Security, SEC, Commerce and even the VA became servants of the powerful, arms of the ruling party.
Whatever the issue of the day, be it illegal immigrants, "socialism" or terrorists, who, if they don't exist, Fascist governments are always willing to furnish their own, the end result is always the same, subversion of freedom.
Freedom for them, freedom to push countries into war, freedom to rig prices, bribe government officials, poison food, drugs, air and water, freedom to flood our country with illegal aliens to push down wages and then ship all the jobs overseas when that makes even more profit, these freedoms are "their" idea of a paradise.
People are funny, they love freedom but only for themselves. You can arrest anyone speaking out, beat protesters and jail whistleblowers as long as you don't get too close to home. Military and police agencies who talk about their "oaths" are willing to keep them, only when convenient. Violent armed protests are allowed when the message is right but peaceful protesters are attacked by mobs of "oath swearing" thugs if they protest American jobs being sent overseas or the influence of a "not so imaginary" world banking conspiracy to run the planet and especially the United States into the toilet.
How did the folks who protest New World Order government actually end up working for it? Its really simple; the folks who run the secret government that buys and sells our elected officials buys and sells the press and loads the Internet with conspiracies, not real ones, but ones to take focus off the ones that put us where we are today.
Every time you hear about socialism, birth certificates, ACORN, gun seizure, vaccines, death panels or fluoridation, you are hearing from people who are also telling you not to investigate 9/11, government involvement in drug running, rigged voting machines, oil price fixing, the health insurance cartel, torture and wiretapping, political prosecutions or the current irrefutable evidence that top government officials have been spying for foreign governments for years, as outlined by FBI translator, Sibel Edmonds.
Take the conspiracy theories and make two lists. Find the ones financed by powerful special interests and they will load up airtime on Fox News and fill your email account. Hundreds of mirror websites will carry every word.
They are never called conspiracies at all. You can take a hundred emails warning you of one danger or another. If any of them are even partially true, be amazed. Most turn out to be total inventions, fantasies, fabrications and quickly discarded. They simply make up more, send them out and Fox News jumps onboard.
Behind the plots dreamed up by the lawyers and publicists working for big coal, big insurance, big oil and the useless and broken weapon lobby are the conspiracies you are supposed to laugh at, or so you are told. When you take a strong look at these and the facts behind them, they aren't so funny anymore.
Find the second group including the 9/11 "truthers" and the supporters of Sibel Edmonds and see who finances these? Supporters will be top military, law enforcement and intelligence people, backed by credible professionals- but you will never find an oil company, insurance cartel or arms manufacturer paying the bills as you do with the "birther" and "death panel" sites.
In 1934, America's wealthy: the Duponts, Goodyear, Rockefellers, Prescott Bush, National City Bank, Sun Oil, Singer Sewing Machine Company, Morgan Bank, the Carnegie Institute, Consolidated Gas along with the American Legion, tried to arrest President Roosevelt and set up a "German style" dictatorship in the United States.
These men, much as so many now threaten, considered themselves patriots.
Standing against them:
* Marine General Smedley Butler, twice winner of the Medal of Honor
* The Veterans of Foreign Wars headed by James Van Zandt
* General Douglas MacArthur
Those chosen to assault Washington were all veterans, Legionnaires, all oath swearers prepared to end democratic rule in America for a payday from the wealthy and a promise of being the ones kicking down the doors instead of the ones cowering in fear.
Little has changed. Imagine how so many people who endlessly talk about Illuminati, Zionists and the New World Order; secret rule by a international conspiracy meant to enslave the world are actually working so feverishly for the people they claim to want to bring down.
Is there a great conspiracy that runs our government? Does anyone really believe otherwise? Year after year we read of money buying influence, spy scandals, war for profit and powerful groups that buy regulatory agencies and elected officials who rewrite our laws, law no American ever really reads, at the whim of the invisible powers above.
It isn't just the Patriot Acts that nobody ever really read or knows about. Every cent of the hundreds of millions spent in Washington each year buys a line or two here and a bit of erasing there, laws, regulations, arrest orders, all for sale to the highest bidder.
Whatever the claimed politics of any American, how many are shocked at how little things have changed with the extreme left replacing the extreme right? Has a gun been seized? Has a war ended? Has illegal wiretapping stopped? Have the horrific Patriot Acts been rescinded? Has 9/11 been investigated? Has Congress and the Pentagon ended their "revolving door" free ride, working for corrupt industries while paid by the public and reaping the rewards after retiring, working as lobbyists and "consultants?"
Now police, military and veterans are being recruited into groups like "Oathkeepers," and being plied, on a daily basis, by rhetoric and propaganda, always draped in patriotism but, when you look under the surface, the "Libertarian" show is just that... show. The real message is this:
"Someday, someday soon, we will need an armed resistance to take over America, a group willing to let the wealthy and powerful make all the decisions without any interference from elections or laws. You can be part of this, a member of 'the party' or you can risk going to the reeducation camps."
Anyone who doesn't think this is what it is all about is deluding themselves. Those who are helping bring this about under the guise of patriotism will, if we are lucky and have the courage of our Founding Fathers, find yourselves awakening in a nightmare, well deserved and well earned.
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran and a regular contributor to Veterans Today. He specializes in political and social issues. You can see a large collection of Gordon's published articles at this link: VeteransToday.com.
He is an outspoken advocate for veterans and his powerful words have brought about change. Gordon is a lifelong PTSD sufferer from his war experiences and he is empathetic to the plight of today's veterans also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to feature Gordon's timely and critical reports on Salem-News.com, a news organization staffed by a number of veterans, particularly former U.S. Marines.
You can send Gordon Duff an email at this address: Gpduf@aol.com
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