An American Coup D’état – First World Nation Style

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Truth Excavator's picture

Great article.

Here is another great interview with Prof. Peter Dale Scott:

Peter Dale Scott - 9/11 and US Deep State

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVMjIvjZJNM

dizzyfingers's picture

... if you are correct (and I think you are) about..."one of the many hallmarks of civilization in first world countries are the orderly transition of power from one faction to the next...almost always done under the auspices of “free and open elections” and the “consent” of the governed..."

they why "...Might it be both and could it have taken place much earlier in the decade...

Why not events beginning long ago and perhaps continuing more or less regularly, but misunderstood, unquestioned, and eventually forgotten, with no one, or very few ever wondering enough to begin postulating that perhaps it's part of a continuum..."?

I think perhaps what we've assumed about our whole history needs another close examination and a long think. Something's not right, and I don't think it just began recently, or even in the last 5 decades, or the last 100 years. Much deeper, much darker, much longer ago. 

Trifecta Man's picture

Some of the ways our Constitution has been violated.

1)  Gold and silver were demonetized.

http://www.constitution.org/cs_money.htm  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixon_Shock

2)  Congress was suppose to declare wars.  The last one they did was WW2.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_war_by_the_United_States

You can include the lies associated with the Gulf Of Tonkin Bay and the Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction to support militaristic goals.

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2261   http://tinyurl.com/27tlbhm

And why are we killing Afghans half way around the world?  So militarists can take billions away from tax payers to manufacture and use skynet drones?  How come Obama doesn't talk about the drug war killings across the border in Juarez, Mexico?  Isn't that a bit more relevant to our security?

On their web site, the Fed says their mission includes stabilizing prices, while the dollar has lost about 98% of its value since the Fed was born.  Then Bernanke says he will not monetize the debt about two or three years before he monetizes our debt.

And we all know that the CPI doesn't measure inflation well.  Wait until food and gasoline prices go up next year.

So I am well aware that our government lies to us.  It doesn't seem to respect our Constitution as written or intended.  And the banksters have been rewarded with bailout money, even though evidence mounts up that they are allegedly conducting fraud on a mass scale.  No one from the ratings agencies has been duly punished.  But millions of people have lost their homes.

Yes, I already think that the system has been corrupted by some crooked greedy unethical puppeteers.  I already think that Congress and the President are not in control.  A good question is whether the banksters with the Fed are working with the military to ensure their stranglehold on Americans, or whether their agendas don't jive.

Thanks CD for disturbing my mind even more with all your discrepancies.

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zaknick's picture

Hey CogDis,

I usually find your posts interesting but this time I stopped reading at:

 

Quite a few readers may point to the Kennedy/King/Kennedy assassinations as the period in American history when government was effectively usurped by a shadow “authority”, possibly by the so called military-industrial complex Ike warned us about or even one or more of the intelligence arms of the US government. There was so much going on in America under the cover of the Cold War, much of which still remains hidden (illegally in my opinion), that we might never know for certain what went on.

 

The secret, sordid history has been recorded for public awareness by many courageous Americans who a lot of people here poopoo on continually:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/184QQFdCAHRkFfqR1XeLc3sZXhdHuIxllYgLU...

 

I'm sure you've seen this but believe me, I've left out a lot of terrible (that is the word for it) stuff. You can find it but you have to read everything I've linked to there (good place to start is The Origins of the Overclass and Tarpley's unauthorized bio of Bush Sr.) and even Google all the names and the players in their context. Once you go down rabbit hole you will never see the world with the same eyes again.

 

Best of luck to you.

RECISION's picture

Hi CD, a lot of interesting food for though.

But dude, less is more, learn to edit a lot more heavily.

Writing is about getting the cogent arguments down as succinctly as possible.

Most of your audience is going to be asleep by the 3-4 paragraph...

:-0

Don't let the message get lost in the verbiage.

Rock on.

mkkby's picture

Cognitive Dissonance,

Thank you for trying to open people's minds to the unthinkable. This site lays out a fascinating historical time line that presumably one can verify. If true, we lost our country nearly 100 years ago. I think it nicely ties together most of the oddities we observe around us. Here are the cliff notes and links for more:

"2nd: The District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871 created a “municipal corporation” to govern the District of Columbia... Hereinafter we will call that private corporation, “Corp. U.S.”

... The District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871 places Congress in control (like a corporate board) and gives the purpose of the act to form a governing body over the municipality; this allowed Congress to direct the business needs of the government under the existent martial law and provided them with corporate abilities they would not otherwise have. This was done under the constitutional authority for Congress to pass any law within the ten mile square of the District of Columbia."

"8th: Accordingly, in 1914, the Freshman class and all Senators that successfully ran for reelection in 1913 by popular vote were seated in Corp. U.S. Senate capacity only; their respective seats from their States remained vacant because neither the State Senates nor the State Governors appointed new Senators to replace them as is still required by the national Constitution for placement of a national Senator.

9th: In 1916, President Wilson is reelected by the Electoral College but their election is required to be confirmed by the constitutionally set Senate; where the new Corp. U.S. only Senators were allowed to participate in the Electoral College vote confirmation the only authority that could possibly have been used for electoral confirmation was corporate only. Therefore, President Wilson was not confirmed into office for his second term as President of the United States of America and was only seated in the Corp. U.S. Presidential capacity. Therefore the original jurisdiction government's seats were vacated because the people didn't seat any original jurisdiction government officers."

http://www.teamlaw.org/Mythology.htm#FreedomToFascism

http://www.teamlaw.org/HistoryOutline.htm

Yophat's picture

Thank you for the links and info....good stuff!!!

mkkby's picture

It's interesting how you wrestle with yourself over how to present this stuff to those who may be "asleep".  I'd like to offer a suggestion -- food for thought if you will. 

It might be helpful to start out discussing how we get popular "beliefs".  (I actually prefer the term "myth" but that is pejorative to someone who believes).  My theory -- we get pop beliefs because we all assume someone else did the due diligence.  So what we have is MSM news sources that spread beliefs, based on the OPINIONS of believable people -- men in 3 piece suites, men with advanced degrees/titles, men in official capacities.

Now when someone actually tries to do their own due diligence, it comes up full of holes.  There is little hard evidence to be found either for or against.  That is how we get conspiracy theories, which is another pejorative term used to discredit dissenting opinion.  At this point both our pop belief and our conspiracy theory may be either true, an honest mistake, or even psyops.  We should not make a value judgment, other than to point out the fact checking is suspect.

I’ve found if you just pounce on people and say 9/11 is a fraud, you’ll just start a fight.  It’s much more productive to talk about how rumors/beliefs spread, with everybody assuming there was an initial fact check.  Then we can go into myths we were taught as children, some of which are now utterly debunked.  My favorite non-threatening belief is that we bought Manhattan island for a bag of trinkets.  It was based on the widely-held but obviously never proven belief that non-whites were animals (stupid enough to make such a trade).  There may even be a signed deed somewhere.  But is there proof that there was no coercion… just down the road from where other non-whites were kidnapped and enslaved?

At this point you can bring up denial and cognitive dissonance.  To start out with that insults people, becase everyone thinks they are smart and well informed because they watch the smiling guy on network TV.  But IMO an important first step is getting people to factually challenge what we’re told.

 

 

GT2021's picture

Well done, CD!  If I might add my historical two cents...

 

I think a look at Hellenic Rome is very enlightening regarding our own coup.  The Roman Republic became the Roman Empire, a military dictatorship, in 27 BCE when the Senate cut a deal with consul Octavian after he defeated Marc Antony and controlled 100% of the military.  The deal gave Octavian lifetime rule as emperor (along with the title Caesar Augustus) in return for the Senators retaining their title and apparent power.  Augustus then shrewdly returned Rome to "normalcy" masked behind the forms and conventions of the Republic.  Augustus spent the next 41 years of his rule consolidating power under the emperor for his military masters.  By 14 CE the Roman population had accepted the position of emperor as a permanent fixture after Augustus selected his own successor.

 

Fast forward 2016 years to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 followed by the implosion of the Soviet Union that gave Americans an unexpected opportunity for a gigantic peace dividend.  Instead of dismantling NATO and closing down a few hundred military bases overseas, NATO was instead expanded into eastern Europe.  That was the point, I believe, when the U.S. officially became a military dictatorship and the U.S. presidents since then have been busy consolidating power for their military masters.  To complete the analogy, the U.S. will probably out the true form of the coup in about twenty years.

 

The parallels between Hellenic Rome and the U.S. are actually quite dramatic.  I trace the ascension of Augustus back to 88 BCE when consul Sulla unconstitutionally marched the army into the city of Rome.  The progression goes thusly:   (1) Sulla, a defender of the ruling class, helped launch Pompey’s career; (2) Pompey ruled as consul but was subsequently defeated by Julius Caesar, a reformist; (3) Caesar was assassinated after ruling a little over three years; (4) one year thereafter Octavian, a skillful covert operator, launched his political career; (5) following 16 years of political chaos (civil wars) Octavian was granted a decade plus long reign and the title of Caesar Augustus; (6) the Roman Senate relinquished oversight authority and established a de facto military dictatorship when, after roughly a decade, it conferred consular power for life to Augustus.

 

Likewise, the military-industrial coup can be traced back to 1933 when Prescott Bush helped organize an attempted fascist coup of FDR (according to the BBC).  The progression is as follows:  (1) Prescott, a defender of the ruling class, helped launch Richard Nixon’s career; (2) Nixon ruled as vice-President but was subsequently defeated by John F. Kennedy, a reformist; (3) JFK was assassinated after ruling a little over three years; (4) one year thereafter George H. W. Bush, a skillful CIA operative, launched his political career; (5) following 16 years of political chaos (Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter) Bush was granted a twelve year reign as vice-President and President; (6) the U.S. Congress established a de facto military dictatorship when, after roughly a decade, it turned the keys over to the military-industrial complex after the Soviet Union collapsed.

Excuse the long post.

StychoKiller's picture

Well, isn't that just peachy?!  Ya know what:  A million years from now, no one is gonna care.  How's that for the ultimate conspiracy?  Time wins ALL in the race for Power.

Yophat's picture

You might also examine Daniel, Ezekiel, Joel, Revelations...in light of the formula found in Ezekiel 4:6.  Daniel was the numberer with prophetic precision in timing.

fyi - Justinian did away with the daily sacrifice (Daniel 12:11) in 530 AD.  Combining 12:11-13 you come up with the end 3155 AD.  Make an estimate of the little season (historically ranges from 100 to 180 years)....subtract out the 1000 year Millennium....and you get pretty close to where we are at today.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I'm always trying to look back to see my way forward. Thank you for the very nice summary as well as the parallel. It always rewarding to see through more than one set of eyes.

GT2021's picture

Much appreciated.  Keep up the good work!

semiconscious's picture

the first rule of continuity of government is 'don't talk about continuity of government'...

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

LOL

Taken from the Fight Club itself.

What a wonderful way to wrap the day. :>)

KTV Escort's picture

Many thanks CD, we've all been lied to for far too long. Here's a link to a film that beautifully attempts to wake the masses, covers 3 topics... Zeitgeist - The Movie

http://vimeo.com/13726978

I posted a link to it on other blogs, and got responses such as "2 hours, are you serious? How about giving me some Cliff Notes" ~ thus, why some ZH reader's comments above regarding the length of your piece.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I am a big fan of Zeitgeist movie numbers one and two. I assume you know there was a sequel to the original Zeitgeist.

I'm always disheartened to hear complaints about the length of my articles. Of course I could make them shorter. But as I point out above, I'm a story teller and the art of conveying the message is in the telling, not the information.

For some people, it's "Just the facts Jack" and my writing is a huge source of irritation to them. Why they still return to read me speaks loudly about them, not me. Then there are the hopelessly TV programmed, who see life in short 12 minute bursts followed by 4 or 5 minutes of reprogramming. I try to help them by breaking my articles into sections.

Finally there are those who love the written or spoken word and cherish the delivery as much or more than the content. That is my audience and to whom I speak when I think and write.

Thank you for your kind words of praise.

Nothingman's picture

Thank you for taking the time to write this narrative, CD.  A similar picture had been coalescing in mind over the past few years, a dense fog of obscure events and unanswered questions, the complete form of which never seemed to be clearly discernable no matter how hard I would squint with my mind's eye.  Seeing that picture painted clearly here, in your words, was quite a pleasant surprise, to say the least.  Although ZH is one of my favorite daily reads, I very rarely comment, preferring to observe from the shadows and leave the discourse to the better informed.  I always appreciate your comments as well as your articles, and just wanted to step out of said shadows for a moment to say thank you for your work.  Your prose may not be appreciated by some who prefer brevity or have attention span difficulties, but I think it's safe to say the majority of us enjoy not only what you have to say, but the way that you say it.  Keep up the brilliant commentary!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

For you to step from the shadows and speak so kindly is humbling. Thank you.

While I can only respond to those who comment, and I suspect those who comment are the most outspoken, based upon the numbers of "reads" all ZH articles receive divided by the number of unique comments left, I would say only one in ten people who read actually leave comments. I recognized this starting with my very first post well over a year ago and since then I've always felt I was writing to the silent majority and not the vocal minority.

So it is rewarding to hear that at least one silent reader is happy with my work. I am not a journalist nor an academic. I am a story teller who found my voice when I started leaving comments here on ZH a few months before Tyler plucked me from the scrum and asked if I wanted to contribute.

It's evident that to those who are irritated by my lengthy prose and meandering journey my writing is not for them. The fact that they return again and again to read what I have to say in what can only be assumed is hope that I have changed is a testament to their denial and false hope. I seem to really irritate some people around here and I wish that wasn't so. But I can't be true to anyone other than myself and what you see posted here is the genuine me, warts and all.

Thank you again for reaching from the shadows to give me some encouragement.

StychoKiller's picture

In the next article, why not include some Nazis trying to resurrect Der Fuhrer from DNA found in Elvis' flying saucer?  You know, make it more believable?  Lady Gaga is probably picking up new material from you -- you should sue for copyright infringement!

Triggernometry's picture

Thank you for providing an additional route by which this information can be accessed. Your article was well written. Unfortunately, it may not be well received. I must agree with your finding that people are more comfortable not knowing the truth, it is truly amazing how most simply refuse facts which do not fit their preconceived(perhaps plants) perception. What it so hard to convince people the world was not flat?

It is understandable that everybody's eyes sting when brought from darkness into light, but damn it, if we keep our eyes closed our pupils will never dilate!

goldfish1's picture

Brevity is a virtue.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Thank God I don't have that problem.

DOT's picture

Deception and illegality go way back. Spying, of course, for many reasons has been a routine government prerogative, especially the domestic kind. For the more inclined to deny what your own eyes may see try out Andrew's book " For the President's Eyes Only". This will be your primer. For the advanced degree keep reading Cognitive Dissonance! Thanks for keeping my brain warm Cog Dis. You are awesome.

CitizenPete's picture

+++++ Cog. Dis. is definitely awesome.  

 

The Project for a New American Century, certainly drafted the Patriot Act.

 

I think he actually holds back in order to facilitate communication with more common [sh] people.  In reality, those who have suffered knowing all this for some time can read the more treasonous and horrendous  story between the lines.  The story that is always certain to insult the unknowing common non-believers, who then stop listening.  They ones that "can't be reached", even though they have the intelligence to understand.  I for one believe that Cog. Dis. deliberately tones down the truth, making it more palatable, and does not go too far enough down the rabbit hole to keep it "real" for the average Joe.   Respect.

Too bad Cog. Dis. is not a Reverend at a Mega Church somewhere with a captive audience of thousands.  These are the people who would need to be awoken en mass in order for a public instigated enabling event to occure.

 

John O'Neill R.I.P. 

 

 

 

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I for one believe that Cog. Dis. deliberately tones down the truth, making it more palatable, and does not go too far enough down the rabbit hole to keep it "real" for the average Joe.

You would be correct, though I don't necessarily tone down the truth. Instead I don't smack people in the face with it. The truth is the truth. How you serve the dish is often more memorable than the food itself. There is a world of difference between asking someone to look and shoving their faces in it.

Please remember that for every person leaving comments on ZH, there are 9 or 10 who do not. As well, several articles a day from ZH are picked up by other web sites and consolidators of news and blogs and these people don't leave comments unless they're registered, which is rare.

My point is simple. To assume that the comments left on ZH reflect the awareness level and understanding of the average reader of ZH would be a huge mistake. I firmly believe such is not the case based in part from personal experience of real live people I know who read ZH. Many who enter ZH think they have traveled to another dimension a la The Twilight Zone.

I try to write my articles for the average Joe who has begun to wake from a long sleep and doesn't much like what s/he is seeing. I must be aware of my delivery and tell a story while providing a narrative rather than deliver hard news with a smack across the face.

Every day I ask myself the same question. Am I trying to wake the world or exercise my anger that the world is asleep? The honest answer determines my delivery.

DOT's picture

Some old proverbs come to mind.
"Tell the truth and be chased from seven villages."
"All your life you have been lied to by people who seek to control you."
The stones are not just murmuring they are laughing at the slowness of man.

Miss Expectations's picture

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”

Winston Churchill

Yophat's picture

....which is so rich coming from one of history's greatest liars!  Operation Keelhaul!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

For the longest times I was puzzled by this conundrum. Finally I realized that even liars tell the truth on occasion. You can usually tell because the truth is self evident.

Yophat's picture

with the downside being that one usually figures it out in the historical context (with the benefit of history and things revealed over time - like the 75 year runout of the sealed JFK documents - perps are dead).

Lady Heather...UNCLE's picture

CD...even from (or perhaps due to)my geographical far distance from the US, the events and subsequent legislative actions emanating from and surrounding 9/11 (hell, even that emergency number intimates manipulation/planning), were/are to me undoubtedly a perfidiously schemed and executed operation designed to undermine and unravel your constitution.
To what end? Subjugation of the people to a ruling elite. And all the usual suspects comprise that latter group. Well done Cognitive Dissonance on the resonance of your piece. Yours is articulate patriotism of kind that fellow US (and global) citizenry must extol.
i am from New Zealand and enraged to see/understand what has happened to your once-fine country (and, by brotherhood of free man extention, to mine). As an ex paratrooper in the British Army, I pledge this to all Americans who might be left in a subsequently shattered feudalistic, and despotic country...if any of those bastards bolt-hole it to my paradise, they will meet a fatally hostile welcome.

CitizenPete's picture

NOTICE:

 

 

Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Mr. James G. Rickards
Senior Managing Director, Omnis
Economics and National Security
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Marriott Residence Inn, Pentagon City
550 Army-Navy Drive, Arlington, VA

Mr. James G. Rickards is Senior Managing Director for Market Intelligence at Omnis, an applied research organization. He is also co-head of the firm's practice in Threat Finance & Market Intelligence and a member of the Omnis Board of Directors. Mr. Rickards is a seasoned counselor, investment banker and risk manager with over thirty years experience in capital markets including portfolio management, risk management, product structure, corporate finance, regulation and operations. Since 2001, Mr. Rickards has applied his financial expertise to a variety of tasks for the benefit of the national security community. (Biography)

 

For this Rethinking Seminar Mr. Rickards will discuss the on-going interplay of economics and national security by examining potential economic threats to the US and her allies including:


• The use of sovereign wealth funds to manipulate markets and currencies, and

• Nation state economic collapse, sovereign default, and nation state instability

ON-LINE REGISTRATION

 

MeTarzanUjane's picture

Johns Hopkins, another Israeli centric, AIPAC supported vampire sucking on taxpayer monies via grants and subsidies.

Although this sounds provocative. Your link is more-less a honey-pot used to collect data. I think I'll pass.

CitizenPete's picture

What?  The seminars have been running for years in Pentagon City sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Physics Laboratory and yeah the CFR etc.. present there, but do you want to hear what these guys are saying or not?  

 

Anyway the seminar is in D.C. (Pentagon City) and the seminars are recorded and posted online. 

 

My purpose was to inform people of this seminar and the topic so they could catch the video archive.  If you don't know who Jim Rickards is you would do well to listen to him.  He's a pretty straight shooter as far as I am concerned.  

Listen to the interview from King World News, posted herein.   Then make your off the cuff comments on this very significant topic and event. Thanks.

MeTarzanUjane's picture

Pete, I appreciate the link but I would really appreciate if you do not post blind links [god damm it!!].

I will take 2 seconds for you to include a synopsis about the links content. Please consider this, many people are sick-to-death of blind links and do not click them.

You message will have a better impact if you package it correctly.

CitizenPete's picture

For you: King World News interview with Jim Rickards. Jim speaks on gold, war games to play out total US economic collapse, QE2, global economies, inflation v. deflation, where we are headed now, etc..

RockyRacoon's picture

Good Citizen, Pete.  On the other hand, your synopsis was just the right length.

Another (not to be named, you know who you are) ZH poster does 30,000 words.  That's too many.

Yophat's picture

My bet is it occurred on or prior to 1959 under Eisenhower (Operation Keelhaul, Yalta, CIA, etc.).  Prescott was a golfing buddy and Operation Zapata (Bay of Pigs) was set up before Kennedy won by a hair....and the favorite Nixon (daughter married Eisenhower's grandson) lost.  All the chips had to be in place prior to pulling off the assassination of JFK in broad daylight....and getting away with it.

A good study of CIA machinations during the 50's as covered by Bamford ("Body of Secrets") and others is insightful.  The book - "The Politician" by Robert Welch is invaluable for a look under the covers.

The programming efforts of the combined CIA (Operation MKULTRA) and the Tavistock Institute (Beatles) help set the stage while government (CIA) efforts like Operation Watchtower supplied all the fuel (drugs) for the fire.  James "Bo" Gritz mentioned in his book "Called to Serve" that Khun Sa (heroin) was ready to turn over 20 years of records of all the government officials he had been working with (1986).

Of course I have a fondness for the Marine perspective so I can't leave out -

Kill Zone by Craig Roberts

http://bousnett.com/rune/webBooks/z-Kill%20Zone_omKennedyMurderETc.pdf

or War is a Racket by General Smedley Butler

http://www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com/racket.html

Ned Zeppelin's picture

One more unexplained piece, since we have all the tin hats in one room: would love to hear the moment by moment breakdown of the supposed run on the money markets in late September (or was it early Oct) 2008, which was "stopped" by the announcement of temporary government insurance on those accounts. It never made any sense (how many people would ahve to draw down those funds, and if they were so terrifued, why would they all be instantly mollified by the announcement of a government insurance program) - the numbers we were told were huge, something on the order of $500b in one day, but how could that happen? How many people do you know who were glued to their computer or their telephone or standing in line at Vanguard that day demanding cash? I bet none.  Seemed a phony event contrived to rais the hysteria level and assist in CD's coup d'etat.

I actually agree that something did go on in September 2008 and the months that followed that we still do not have half the story on - that is what drew me to Zero Hedge in the first place.

His Dudeness's picture

CD,

 

I finally get a chance to read a current post of yours! Well, I won’t disagree with your article as much as question some of your ways that you are attempting to argue your point(s). Maybe not all that constructive for you or me but here goes:

 

Any of the above explanations regarding Ike are plausible and all of them are disturbing.

This seemed like a strange point making device to me. Ike should have linked ‘Bankers’ to his Military-Industrial-Complex because you suspect that Ike knew that bankers were making money on the war? I guess my point is: Bankers making money does not always imply illegalities, right?

Control the words and the language and you control thought to a great degree. This is why politicians and by extension the public hold accomplished orators in such high regard. When thinking about this, consider that the highest quality speakers can cast a “spell” or “trance” over their audience, which interestingly is also the word we use to describe the function used to create the basic building block of language, to “spell” words.

And many speakers put people to sleep, or cause them to hurl a shoe…

Language has always been used to control populations and precisely why ideas, as represented by words, are so powerful. There are some very fascinating discussions going on out there with regard to how early man thought and acted very differently before spoken and written language became widely used. There are some who contend that language was specifically created and manipulated in order to not only control but to direct from afar.  

And some contend that ‘God said… and so it was’ version.

Nor can anyone declare my train of thought as silly or nonsensical if you can’t prove one way or another exactly what Continuity of Government is or isn’t.

I’d rather re-visit Ike and the bankers…;-)

Sorry folks, but it’s time to drop the excuses and begin to take a real hard look at ourselves, our country and our government, including its military, corporate and banker enablers. We must do this because there’s overwhelming evidence that something’s seriously wrong here and everything needs to be reexamined, starting with our own deep seated cultural denial and selective blindness.

A psychiatric opthamologist? Ooh, I can just imagine the fees!

I’m not saying this is an open and shut case. By no means am I even implying this. But I am saying that it deserves to be looked at with an open and inquisitive mind, not one that is looking for any reason whatsoever to reject any or all parts of this thesis.

Agreed, but I would argue that rejecting any or all of your thesis is a possibility, or at least having you defend it a little more. You’ve gone this far, why not a little further?

We cannot begin to resist if we still hold the naive and simplistic belief that certain people inside and out of government were not involved in 9/11 or that people would not allow it to happen or would expose it if discovered. First of all, this view is simply emotional cover to avoid looking closely at areas that are extremely painful to view, let alone accept. Second of all, it completely ignores the fact that private corporations, the banking cabal and the military are extremely powerful and are in De facto control of many facets of this country.

Wait a minute, CD! What better analogy could there be than the analogy of looking at ourselves in a mirror? An American Coup D’état on 9/11…

A Patriotic 'Discovery' Submitted on 11/9…

 

Ike would have seen this coming!!!!

HD

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Maybe not all that constructive for you or me but here goes:

Nope, it wasn't. But thanks for trying.

StychoKiller's picture

"None Dare Call it Conspiracy", Gary Allen, Concord Press (fnord)

"The Illuminatus! Trilogy", R.A. Wilson (fnord)

If you are not R.A. Wilson, you've still got a lot of catching up to do.

If your intent is to drive Paranoid people (fnord) off the cliff, then do carry on -- I for one, do not appreciate others clawing at my lobes.

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Somewhere in the hills of Reston, Va. [someone] is planning for the event. If you study what Castro did, how the move was made and the political atmosphere at the time you can see how the overthrow succeeded. The will of the people was with him.

Forgive my generalities here. The problem with the American people are numerous. They have been molded into this mass that expects to be cared for like infants. Cradle to grave. "Someone else will provide for me". This dependency syndrome is similar to kindling soaked in diesel fuel when it comes to crisis time. When they are faced with the harsh realities of life where you have to provide for yourself their loyalties will change quickly. The new coup leader has recognized this and has some Viagra to reinvigorate their dependencies.