When I read essays like this one by Zen Gardner, of course my blood boils.
December 1st, 2013.
by Zen Gardner
It’s said, “Illusion must first be destroyed in order to build a firm foundation of truth.”
The learned definition of freedom is all important. What Americans consider their proud foundation of liberty is a Freemasonic ploy set up to fail, with enough perks, freedoms and stimulants to keep them producing like a house a’ fire for over 200 years.
Empowering dynamics soon kicked in including many oblivious people doing what they thought was best. But still, it’s been a nation under a massive delusion.
Just look at the violent history of that country. Born and bred in war after war as if it’s a virtue to be proud of. It’s a young, two century old war machine dutifully feeding off the people and resources of the world for directed reasons it knows not of. A very serious weapon indeed. With no awareness of their true mission.
Sure, Americans have (had) homes and plenty of Ozzie and Harriet promises of middle class heaven while the plan marched on. But they were duped. They were all duped.
And facing that is the beginning of awareness.
War, Wars and More Wars
Just count the current military installations the US now has. It’s almost beyond comprehension. Their military presence is in over 1000 locations worldwide and counting, so-called “policing” the world. How this happened over time is yet another indictment against the sleeping American, sad to say.
This one apparent fact is damning enough.
Here is just ONE part of the world they are “protecting for democracy.”
Domination, of course. The ship is being steered by psychopaths and they’ll use anything and anybody to get their way. Amerika is clearly an extension of the same self-righteous fascist control mechanism used over centuries, from Babylon to Egypt to Rome and on into Europe. The staged German WW2 event only set the current Amerikan world takeover stage, with the so-called “freedom loving” west decrying such past “fascist” activities while at the same time continuing them under new astronomically insidious guises.
This gets into the historical records but this is all clear to any open minded researcher. That wars are staged and financed on both sides is a mainstay realization when you truly delve into the facts behind wars. The slaughter of millions of innocents is merely part of the play for these vicious, vampiric types.
We are simply fodder in their plans.
Amerika has simply been a holding tank of willing accomplices, ready to defend the pretend freedoms they were sold from the get go. Oh, they were real in their own context, and still are to a limited extent, but all within a carefully contained, ready-to-be demolished construct.
Much like 9/11. Very much. The country is now being imploded now that it’s served its purpose. Even their very false symbol of freedom must be destroyed.
Obviously not all Amerikans are accomplices. But those who ride along in a military truck they themselves keep repairing and bolstering, while it wantonly annihilates anything in its path, are not just bystanders. Sorry. Americans self-righteously hold other nationalities in account for supporting fascist, oppressive regimes.
It’s time to hold up the mirror.
The Military Industrial Death Culture
Death, domination and destruction are the MO of the powers that be. To control and manipulate efficiently they need continual wars with “outsiders”, “threats”, “those who oppose freedom”. Their type of exploitative freedom of course. With the backing of a duped populace.
It’s worked time and again. And it’s alive and well in today’s totalitarian takeover. Total control at any cost.
It’s a strikingly frank look at the US and its complicit allies, with many like the UK and Israel goading them on. In fact, much of true Amerikan leadership comes from places like the City of London bankster nest, the Vatican’s religio-political clout and Machiavellian Zionist interests. This is all done in concert to the dancing tune of a One World Organism, a controlling body that will dissolve any and all sensibilities of sovereignty or cultural definitions.
Hence the engineered, concurrent social breakdown to prepare the way.
That’s been the plan all along. Families dissolve, governments and institutions of all types socialize into centralized authorities, while any substantive differences are mixed into a morass of non-individuality.
Such is the current state of affairs.
This is a very brief treatise on a huge subject, but Amerika must continue to be called out. The presumed good guy is the bad guy. Everything is backwards. The terrorists are the invading armies. The US and Israel and their axis of complicit allies are the epitome of this. Country after country is falling into complete chaos and disrepair in the name of liberation.
When will the insanity not just be stopped, but called out for what it clearly is?
I rest my case.
A.K. Okay, so here’s something we can do. An ACTION PLAN, for NOW, this month, by December 13. In less than two weeks we can continue to shift the monstrous Military Spending Behemoth from its ongoing ravenous desecration of humanity’s and other earthlings’ cultural richness and diversity, of individual freedom and well being, and of the biosphere that surrounds and interpenetrates our planetary home. We can, we WILL change the direction of our rapacious western, egomaniacal civilization. Just like we, the people of this nation and the world, did when, together, we stopped the war on Syria. Just like when we, the people of this nation and the world, did when we supported, in meditation and each in our own unique way, the recent Iran Nuclear Deal. Both these impossibilities within the past two months! So don’t you dare think an initial 25% reduction in military spending is “impossible,” given the increasingly massive human murmuration that now swivels to fly, head on, into the jaws of what has held us captive for so long.
(BTW: I some of the sentences in this post in bold.)
December 2, 2013
by Mark Dunlea
“Do we want to feed people hungry people or feed the weapons industry? It’s critical to show that we, as a people, choose food, education and green energy over bombs,” said Medea Benjamin of Code Pink.
That is the choice that Congress has to make on December 13 as part of the budget resolution process agreed to to end the recent shutdown of the federal government. Right now, Congress plans to feed the Pentagon, focusing on how to reduce the $50 billion cut in Pentagon spending mandated under sequestration — out of a budget that runs between $650 billion and a trillion, depending on how and what you count.
Peace, human service, and community groups have launched a campaign to call upon Congress to enact deep cuts in the military budget (at least 25% to 50%) as part of the December 13 resolution. Groups initiating the campaign include the Backbone Campaign ; Coalition Against Nukes ; Code Pink ; Fellowship of Reconciliation , Freepress.org ; Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space ; Green Shadow Cabinet ; Hip Hop Congress ; Hunger Action Network of NYS; Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution ; No FEAR Coalition ; Organic Consumers Association; Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign ; PopularResistance.org ; and Roots Action . (Here is the open letter).
The group wants Congress to focus on providing jobs for the 25 million plus who need them. Other spending priorities include:
• Adequately funding critical social needs, including food stamps, Social Security, improved and expanded Medicare for all, and public education including college,
• Creating a full employment public jobs program to jump start the green economy (a Green New Deal) — making wars for oil obsolete and rescuing our climate future. We need to ramp up investment in clean renewable energy to $300 billion annually. and,
• Rebuilding vital infrastructure.
Jill Stein, Green Shadow Cabinet president, noted, “After $5 trillion and a decade spent on bloody military excess, with no real gains for democracy, security or stability — it’s time to put these resources where we need them, including an emergency full-employment program to jumpstart the Green economy, halt climate change and make wars for oil obsolete.”
On December 7, we will observe the 72 nd anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor which propelled the United States into WWII. Before WWII, the country demilitarized and sent the troops home after every war. This time, the U.S. decided to create a permanent army, transitioning into the Cold War with the Soviet Union and the threat to capitalism. President Eisenhower, the former chief of the Allied forces, famously warned America to guard against giving allowing the military-industrial complex to gain too much power and money as a threat to our democracy.
It is time for Congress to end America’s constant war after WWII and demilitarize, re-investing the hundreds of billions of dollars in savings into rebuilding America. Putting people back to work — like FDR did with the WPA public jobs program during the Great Depression.
As usual, the biggest challenge isn’t convincing voters, it is convincing Congress to side with taxpayers rather than campaign contributors. A Feb. 25, 2013 poll by The Hill found that forty-nine percent of respondents would support cutting military spending, while just 23 percent said they would support slashing Social Security and Medicare. The Washington Post/ Bloomberg News Poll ( October 6-9, 2011) found that 51% support reducing military spending in order to reduce the nation’s budget deficit. Americans on average want to reduce military spending by
Cutting the military budget in half would reduce it to where it was before 9/11 — when it was way too high. The amount of money spent on the US military is a crime against humanity. It steals our children’s future and it oppresses people across our planet. We spend almost as much on the military as the rest of the world combined — and most of the other big military spenders are our allies. Our military spending is six times that of China — though their population is three times as big.
Ralph Nader has become one of the most vocal critics of the enormous military budget. ” The end of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the move of much of our manufacturing to a beckoning China raises the question — since we no longer have major adversaries, why is the overall military budget larger than ever — taking over half the discretionary expenditures of the federal government? Our country needs to rollback the Empire, really cut the so-called defense budget and apply those monies to repairing and rebuilding our public works with good paying green jobs everywhere that cannot be exported.”
There are many ways to cut military spending. The campaign has outlined 10 key areas.
Fraud, waste and abuse is rampant in the military. More savings are possible if we changed the purpose of military spending from world domination to the traditional position of defending our national borders. Even greater savings would be possible if we adopted a cooperative approach based on mutual security and respect and worldwide improvements in quality of life. Nuclear disarmament would save $60 billion plus annually — and make the world a much safer place.
Ever wonder why the U.S. spends tens of billions of our tax dollars to continue build tanks and planes that the generals don’t want, that end up being mothballed on parking lots in the deserts because there is no need for them? Because military contractors make sure to spend tax dollars in every Congressional district in the country.
There were numerous examples of war profiteering involving billions of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan by firms such as Halliburton and Blackwater/XE/KBR. Congress turned a blind eye.
The military budget is so out of control and government oversight is so lax that the federal government has given up trying to audit it. There was an effort late in the Clinton administration to start reconciling transactions with documentation in the Department of Defense. They audited $7 trillion in transactions and found that they could not justify $2.3 trillion of it.
We build weapons to fight long ago wars that will never happen again. We continue to build weapons systems because contractors make money building them. Various armed services waste tens of billions arming themselves with competing and duplicative copies of the same weapons (e.g., Joint Striker Fighter jets). The Pentagon gets rid of tens of billions of “surplus equipment,” often in new condition, for pennies on the dollar, while spending enormous amount to replace the equipment.
Cutting Pentagon overhead for its back-office bureaucracy to the level of the private industry average of 25% would save roughly $80 billion a year. The largest government domestic programs — Social Security and Medicare — get by with overhead costs in the single-digits
The traditional American approach to national security was defending our borders. With oceans being two of our borders, and two allies (Canada and Mexico) being the other borders, US is one of the safest countries in the world in terms of external military threats. (And we do not need to waste money or violate human rights by militarizing our borders). The annual cost of our 1,100 overseas bases in over 130 countries is over $100 billion. Stop Using our military to protect oil companies and multinational corporations.
Even some of Ronald Reagan’s advisers believe that even the Democrats should be able to protect the country for $350 billion. Cutting to that level would be a good initial target. By the way, we spend almost as much on the military as the rest of the world combined.
When we talk about cutting the military, we are not talking about Veteran’s benefits or soldier’s pay. Our treatment of veterans is scandalous.
Rather than debating how to pressure Iran to say they will never possess nuclear weapons, it is time for the U.S. to give up its own. Nuclear weapons should be outlawed just as we have outlawed (most) chemical weapons. There is no sane military strategy that supports the use of nuclear weapons in the 2lst century. We waste $60 billion plus annually on our nuclear arsenal. Cutting our massive nuclear arsenal in half would save $30 billion.
December 10 is International Human Rights Day. People have a right to be free from the threat and horrors of war and armed conflict. The groups plan to turn in their letter and petitions to Congress then. They are looking for groups and individuals to join them.
Reverend Kristin Stoneking, Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation added, “Money in itself is morally neutral, but what we do with money has ultimate moral significance. Our runaway military spending impairs and diminishes the very soul of our country as we ignore needs for food, jobs and health care among our citizens, and perpetuate a culture of violence abroad. Redirecting millions away from exporting violence and toward creating a culture of peace at home by responding to the basic needs of Americans is not only wise but right.”