Thanksgiving Food For Thought: The Misappropriation of Our Freedoms

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Today, the ruling triumvirate consisting of the military-industrial complex, global bankers, and governments have misappropriated nearly every pillar of society from religion to politics, education, news media, banking & money, and the legal system in order to subjugate nations, destroy freedoms and control the mob rather than being used to liberate, inspire and provide function and utility to society as they should.


Without understanding how those in power have misappropriated the pillars that serve as the foundation of every modern society, one will never be able to understand what are the end goals of the banking class that is deliberately inflating massive real estate bubbles in Asia and massive stock market bubbles in the Western world.


Without further ado, I present to you below, “The Age of Deceit: The Misappropriation of Freedom”

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MeelionDollerBogus's picture

hoo needz freedumbs?
Can I buys sum wit tha obamamoneys?

Trampy's picture



Is the current Panopticon now so powerful that it can prevent one inmate from being contacted by others? I never imagined that an open-air prison such as the present day could be the virtual equivalent of solitary confinement, but if nobody here will reply to me “knocking on the pipes” with the Morse code international call of distress, then yes, it sure does seem so.

Are the people here afraid to answer, or is it that maybe they're just indifferent, like the crowd of New Yorkers who stood by as Kitty Genovese was murdered in broad daylight?

Under maritime law, it is a serious offense to ignore an SOS. Likewise, it is a serious, but lesser, offense to abuse the SOS protocol. Does everything here think that someone else will do the right thing, as with Ms. Genovese? Or does everyone here think that this is just a prank, or worse?

Very sadly, not one person has replied. I don't bite and always try to be a good person. And I love cats and I don't lie. Yes, it's very difficult living in this world surrounded by zombies. All of these here highly-educated, high-income males who live alone, and not one of them has answered my plea. WTF! Have all the decent people of the world been killed or made too scared to email a decent stranger who is clearly in need?

It's really not that difficult to extract my email from the PGP key posted here. And it's OK if you can't or don't want to use PGP. I've been told previously that plenty of people here actually do know how to use PGP and could do so, but that it seemed senseless, and off-putting, for me to be using it for something so “harmless.” Really! This person, who will of course remain nameless because I don't gossip, told me it seemed silly. Astounding! Don't people realize that the world would be a much safer and more private place if all the non-zombies of the world again used PGP for the most trivial of correspondence, as was the case with me and my peers in late 1990s? Or, has what may be a limited hangout from Snowden served to scare even the cognoscenti from “drawing attention of the authorities”?

And I really don't care what your handle here is, because I'd like to move a discussion out and away from the overt hostility and braggartry that rules ZH. Try wait, maybe some think that it's me who is doing the intimidating because I, like almost everyone else, shows off my knowledge. But that's the whole Fight Club meme, and ZH has always been very uncollegial, or, as they say, “Fight Club” per the eponymous movie, from the very beginning. So that is a very good reason to not tell me your ZH handle.

Let's try this again, please. And I'll keep at it until I get at least one genuine response. I'm not just repeating the exact same post over and over again. This urgent plea will keep changing and it will be continually reposted until I get at least a few civil answers so that the hoped-for discussion could be taken off-line from here. Mahalo!

Inmate of open-air prison run by lunatics and populated almost entirely by zombies is desperately seeking a pen-pal ... because Aldous Huxley gave someone to Winston Smith.

For mutual support in these trying times, am seeking fellow non-zombie intelligent, open-minded, and well-informed inmate for discussing topics of mutual interest, such as:

  1. Both actual and notional nuclear accidents, and nuclear technology of all sorts. Is nuclear safety always an oxymoron? I'd love to find a fellow atomic scientist here, as in Bull. Atom. Sci.;

  2. Same as it ever was. “Kill the man, kill the problem,” Joe Stalin. Change is a process, not an event. Chicken Little has always been wrong, so why not now? The Hunt brothers truly believed in the 1970s that the only way to preserve their wealth against inflation was to buy silver. Today's stackers are no different. Only time will tell what the future will bring;

  3. Same as it ever was. Bankers v. The People is nothing new. In 1833 Andrew Jackson took on and succeeded in killing the Second Bank of the United States. In 1963 JFK took on the Fed and was killed. The bankers will do “whatever it takes” to keep it going as long as possible;

  4. Same as it ever was. Historical Revisionism of WW1 and WW2 as a battle of valiant truth-telling historians versus the plush OSS/CIA myth-telling “historians” as waged notably by the largely, and very sadly, forgotten Harry Elmer Barnes, 1889–1968. Many brave souls such as he have seen history through the lens of Historical Truth is First Casualty of War and lived to tell the tale, or at least published before their death. Big Mahalo to the CIA for renaming the quaint (and hifalutin) pre-JFK historical revisionism into the much more catchy (and contempo) conspiracy theory.

    I've never seen it mentioned anywhere, and am familiar with all the “usual suspect” websites, but there is a most fantastic book in my hands now which might very well be the single most enlightening book I have ever had the pleasure to read. This slim paperback explains, in the post-WW2 period going up to Viet Nam, how an entire generation (and now three?) of historians since 1937 have been brainwashed into mindlessly repeating statist propaganda that is patently false, in order to justify what is usually called The Good War. Barnes explains why WW2 was entirely unnecessary and could have been avoided if Churchill had not succeeded in conniving with FDR to wage war against Hitler on provocation and false pretenses, just as Hiroshima and Nagasaki were unnecessary to win peace with Japan, and just as Wilson's entrance in WW1 was unnecessary … where, in all three cases the U.S. war-making was done even though there was no threat to the domestic national security. Barnes is the most powerful advocate for peace I have ever beheld, yet is is totally unknown, and yet for very good reason. His books and those of the other “revisionists” he summarizes have been suppressed very effectively by what he calls “powerful minority advocacy groups,” which is an obvious reference to the Pro-Slander Legion, which he seems afraid to name. Honest academic historians have been denigrated as kooks or worse in what he calls the blackout and then the smearout. Historical revisionism has been totally suppressed per what Barnes called The Bible of then-current times, and Barnes died in 1968.  His Bible was Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Get this book while you can!; it is worth any price:

    Harry Elmer Barnes, Historical Revisionism: A Key to Peace, and Other Essays, With a Foreword by James J. Martin, CATO Paper No. 12, CATO Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1980.

  5. as an island of sanity, albeit very sadly wholly lacking in collegiality; and, most importantly,

  6. weaknesses in the open-air prison system which might allow its escape and/or subversion, because a mind is a terrible thing to waste.


chumbawamba's picture

Why would you put out an SOS and then not tell anyone how to locate you?

Reaper's picture

Good video, SKU. Educated means instructed in the prevailing societal dogma. The information provided must be questioned, but that is heresy. Information is often not truth.

At the end, SKU hopes for the honest leaders. This is the unending delusion of mankind to hope for the good king. "Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely." Leaders must be temporary and easily replaced.

Loose Caboose's picture

The video is back up now. 

dexter_morgan's picture

Fundamental change promised and voted for. Fundamental change delivered.

Ban KKiller's picture

For all the above I give thanks! 

kchrisc's picture

"Ignorance of the Constitution is no excuse."

noob's picture

.really? don't say....

no more banksters's picture

Kostas Vaxevanis acquitted for second time
Remnants of democracy in Greece try to fight back

steveo77's picture
Large Mass of Possibly Radioactive Flotsam Spotted in Hawaii, aka We Killed the Pacific

Read the article below.   They have found massive amounts of debris like this in Hawaiian waters, stretching in lines for miles.  From the Kauai Newspaper Article--"the line was between 10 and 20 yards wide, up to two miles long"

kchrisc's picture

It's OK, the FDA said that it's safe to eat.

"Ignorance of the Constitution is no excuse."

Anusocracy's picture

Except that the Constitution is the cause, not the innocent victim.

War_is_Peace's picture

"Except that the constitution in the cause..."


Care to elaborate, friend?

TorchFire's picture

Perhaps the comment was meant to illuminate the failure of the constitution to bring about the preservation of liberty. If it had worked like it should have, then we might not be thoroughly fucked now as a nation.

boogerbently's picture

"What is AMAZING is that no one has even put forth the idea of testing the debris for radiation"

Wanna bet?

Son of Captain Nemo's picture


I just tried loading the url in another window and got the same message.

Well Tyler looks like the boys at Fort Meade have a bone to pick with your site.

Give 'em Hell

theyogirock's picture

does anybody else have problems watching the video? I get the message "this video is private"

rwe2late's picture


the video's promised understanding and knowledge

has been privatized.

whatthecurtains's picture

God dammit when will the giant comet strike and finish this???


gdpetti's picture

It's not one, but an entire mass set to arrive next year. Those kicked ahead have been arriving in increasing numbers for quite some time as the chart is going parabolic already. Up over 5x in last 12 years or so, same with volcanic activity, EQs, lack of sunspots... look for the main body to arrive next year after our binary buddy comes in for a kiss first, which is the foreplay that sets up all the real 'fun' to follow. These cosmic cycles are mostly found in the geologic records and a reason our history doesn't look back too far. The binary passing usually represents an extinction level event every 28 million years or so, depending upon planetary position at the time, and passing through the Oort Cloud created and rejuvenates this main comet cluster, the smaller ones that come every few centuries are mostly left overs, but they all put on a nice 'dragon' show, spitting 'fire and brimestone' from the skies... add some EQs, volcanoes and EM field shift into another ice age and we better party like it's 1999. Seems WallStreet already is.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

where do you crazy murrikinz get this shit?
None of this has happened.

medium giraffe's picture

The comet died.  All hope now rests with our angry southeast asian buddies.

boogerbently's picture

6 1/2 minutes in, and he hasn't said anything.

I'm quitting, because I fear he may NEVER.

A 100 word synopsis is owed us, IMMEDIATELY !

JR's picture

Then you missed the part about the prediction that because of the immorality of the current international banking system we are headed for economic collapse and destruction by the second half of 2014 and possibly earlier.

Why? Because we have allowed control of the country to fall into the hands of a literally sick global banking industry whose top executives have engaged in lies and deceit, committed fraud to rip off clients and distorted global market prices of real estate and stock markets to such a degree they have wreaked havoc upon the entire globe. At the same time they have appropriated our political system.

The climate of high risk and fraud created by the bankers that nearly brought down the entire financial system and resulted in the collapse of Lehman and Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch et al., wasn’t enough. No. They’re at it again. “The central banks have created an astonishing $18 of global debt since 2008 for every $1 of positive GDP they have produced globally.”

The reason they've created $18 of debt for every $1 of GDP is because they have no interest in anyone else getting wealthy, says SKU.  The creation of that massive debt allows them to transfer wealth from every sector of society just to themselves.”

“Simply put that is why they required $18 of debt to create $1 of GDP…because in the process they were transferring wealth from everyone else to themselves.”

It doesn’t have to be that way, says SKU. We need no longer allow evil to misappropriate, corrupt and misuse our institutions. We can swim against this current of malaise, think outside the box, and find the way back to our moral underpinnings…to the brotherhood of man – toward the philosophy and way of thinking that built and maintained the foundation of America, and away from the current evil and immorality that is destroying her.

boogerbently's picture

I agree with you, in part. I believe it is the current climate of immorality that allows the banking system to engage in "lies deceit and fraud". We have been in a decades long downward spiral of moral decline that is not just corporate and financial.

It is social and political decline also. I mean "lies, deceit and fraud" pretty much sums up congress, doesn't it?

People give me a hard time, here, for being "red" VS "blue. I think everyone agrees we need some moral standards, to keep us from complete chaos. I just feel that the GOP tries to force people to behave in a way consistent with those standards, while the dems want to lower the standards to match our behavior.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

bah, climate of high risk!
All you need to do to stop climate change is Deny it. Right?