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Guest Post: The Linchpin Lie: How Global Collapse Will Be Sold To The Masses

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Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market blog,

In our modern world there exist certain institutions of power.  Not government committees, alphabet agencies, corporate lobbies, or even standard military organizations; no, these are the mere “middle-men” of power.  The errand boys.  The well paid hitmen of the global mafia.  They are not the strategists or the decision makers. 

Instead, I speak of institutions which introduce the newest paradigms.  Who write the propaganda.  Who issue the orders from on high.  I speak of the hubs of elitism which have initiated nearly every policy mechanism of our government for the past several decades.  I am talking about the Council On Foreign Relations, the Tavistock Institute, the Heritage Foundation (a socialist organization posing as conservative), the Bilderberg Group, as well as the corporate foils that they use to enact globalization, such as Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, the Carlyle Group, etc.

Many of these organizations and corporations operate a revolving door within the U.S. government.  Monsanto has champions, like Donald Rumsfeld who was on the board of directors of its Searle Pharmaceuticals branch, who later went on to help the company force numerous dangerous products including Aspartame through the FDA.  Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan have a veritable merry-go-round of corrupt banking agents which are appointed to important White House and Treasury positions on a regular basis REGARDLESS of which party happens to be in office.  Most prominent politicians are all members of the Council on Foreign Relations, an organization which has openly admitted on multiple occasions that their goal is the destruction of U.S. sovereignty and the formation of a “one world government” or “supranational union” (their words, not mine).

However, one organization seems to rear its ugly head at the forefront of the most sweeping mass propaganda operations of our time, and has been linked to the creation of the most atrocious military methodologies, including the use of false flag events.  I am of course referring to the Rand Corporation, a California based “think tank” whose influence reaches into nearly every sphere of our society, from politics, to war, to entertainment. 

The Rand Corporation deals in what I would call “absolute gray”.  The goal of the group from its very inception was to promote a social atmosphere of moral ambiguity in the name of personal and national priority.  They did this first through the creation of “Rational Choice Theory”; a theory which prescribes that when making any choice, an individual (or government) must act as if balancing costs against benefits to arrive at an action that maximizes personal advantage.  Basically, the ends justify the means, and moral conscience is not a factor to be taken seriously if one wishes to be successful. 

Hilariously, rational choice theory has been attacked in the past by pro-socialist (collectivist) critics as “extreme individualism”; a philosophy which gives us license to be as “self serving” as possible while feeling patriotic at the same time.  In reality, the socialists should have been applauding Rand Corporation all along. 

What Rand had done through its propaganda war against the American people was to infuse the exact culture of selfishness needed to push the U.S. towards the socialist ideal.  At the onset of any communist or national socialist society (sorry socialists, but they do indeed come from the same collectivist mindset), the masses are first convinced to hand over ultimate power to the establishment in order to safeguard THEMSELVES, not others.  That is to say, the common collectivist man chooses to hand over his freedoms and participate in totalitarianism not because he wants what is best for the world, but because he wants what is best for himself, and he believes servitude to the system will get him what he wants with as little private sacrifice as possible (you know, except for his soul…). 

The psychologist Carl Jung notes in his observations of collectivism in Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia that most citizens of those nations did not necessarily want the formation of a tyrannical oligarchy, but, they went along with it anyway because they feared for their own comfort and livelihoods.  Many a German supported the Third Reich simply because they did not want to lose a cushy job, or a steady paycheck, or they liked that the “trains ran on time”.  Socialism is by far the most selfish movement in history, despite the fact that they claim to do what they do “for the greater good of the greater number”.

Rand also used Rational Choice Theory as a means to remove questions of principle from the debate over social progress.  Rational Choice propaganda commonly presents the target audience with a false conundrum.  A perfect example would be the hardcore propaganda based television show ‘24’ starring Kiefer Sutherland, in which a government “anti-terrorism” agent is faced with a controlled choice scenario in nearly every episode.  This choice almost always ends with the agent being forced to set aside his morals and conscience to torture, kill, and destroy without mercy, or, allow millions of innocents to die if he does not.

Of course, the real world does not work this way.  Life is not a chess game.   Avenues to resolution of any crisis are limited only by our imagination and intelligence, not to mention the immense number of choices that could be made to defuse a crisis before it develops.  Yet, Rand would like you to believe that we (and those in government) are required to become monstrous in order to survive.  That we should be willing to forgo conscience and justice now for the promise of peace and tranquility later.

This is the age old strategy of Centralization; to remove all choices within a system, by force or manipulation, until the masses think they have nothing left but the choices the elites give them.  It is the bread and butter of elitist institutions like Rand Corporation, and is at the core of the push for globalization.

In my studies on the developing economic disaster (or economic recovery depending on who you talk to) I have come across a particular methodology many times which set off my analyst alarm (or spidey-sense, if you will).  This latest methodology, called “Linchpin Theory”, revolves around the work of John Casti, a Ph.D. from USC, “complexity scientist” and “systems theorist”, a Futurist, and most notably, a former employee of Rand Corporation:

http://www.viennareview.net/vienna-review-book-reviews/book-reviews/john-casti-an-optimist-of-the-apocalypse

Casti introduces his idea of “Linchpin Theory” in his book “X-Events:  The Collapse Of Everything”, and what I found most immediately striking about the idea of “Linchpin Events” was how they offered perfect scapegoat scenarios for catastrophes that are engineered by the establishment. 

Linchpin Theory argues that overt social, political, and technological “complexity” is to blame for the most destructive events in modern human history, and it is indeed an enticing suggestion for those who are uneducated and unaware of the behind the scenes mechanics of world events.  Casti would like you to believe that political and social tides are unguided and chaotic; that all is random, and disaster is a product of “chance” trigger events that occur at the height of a malfunctioning and over-complicated system.

What he fails to mention, and what he should well know being a member of Rand, is that global events do not evolve in a vacuum.  There have always been those groups who see themselves as the “select”, and who aspire to mold the future to there personal vision of Utopia.  It has been openly admitted in myriad official observations on historical events that such groups have had a direct hand in the advent of particular conflicts.  

For instance, Casti would call the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria an “X-event”, or linchpin, leading to the outbreak of WWI, when historical fact recalls that particular crisis was carefully constructed with the specific mind to involve the U.S.

Norman Dodd, former director of the Committee to Investigate Tax Exempt Foundations of the U.S. House of Representatives, testified that the Committee was invited to study the minutes of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as part of the Committee's investigation. The Committee stated:

"The trustees of the Foundation brought up a single question.  If it is desirable to alter the life of an entire people, is there any means more efficient than war.... They discussed this question... for a year and came up with an answer: There are no known means more efficient than war, assuming the objective is altering the life of an entire people.  That leads them to a question: How do we involve the United States in a war.  This was in 1909."

So, long before the advent of Ferdinand’s assassination, plans were being set in motion by globalist interests to draw the U.S. into a large scale conflict in order to “alter the life, or thinking, of the entire culture”.  When a group of people set out to direct thinking and opportunity towards a particular outcome, and the end result is a culmination of that outcome, it is obviously not coincidence, and it is definitely not providence.  It can only be called subversive design. 

In the economic arena, one might say that the collapse of Lehman Bros. was the “linchpin” that triggered the landslide in the derivatives market which is still going on to this day.  However, the derivatives market bubble was a carefully constructed house of cards, deliberately created with the help of multiple agencies and institutions.  The private Federal Reserve had to artificially lower interest rates and inject trillions upon trillions into the housing market, the international banks had to invest those trillions into mortgages that they KNEW were toxic and likely never to be repaid.  The Federal Government had to allow those mortgages to then be chopped up into derivatives and resold on the open market.  The ratings agencies had to examine those derivatives and obviously defunct mortgages and then stamp them AAA.  The SEC had to ignore the massive fraud being done in broad daylight while sweeping thousands of formal complaints and whistle blowers under the rug.

This was not some “random” event caused by uncontrolled “complexity”.  This was engineered complexity with a devious purpose.  The creation of the derivatives collapse was done with foreknowledge, at least by some.  Goldman Sachs was caught red handed betting against their OWN derivatives instruments!  Meaning they knew exactly what was about to happen in the market they helped build!  This is called Conspiracy…

One might attribute Casti’s idea to a sincere belief in chaos, and a lack of insight into the nature of globalism as a brand of religion.  However, in his first and as far as I can tell only interview with Coast To Coast Radio, Casti promotes catastrophic “X-Events” as a “good thing” for humanity, right in line with the Rand Corporation ideology.  Casti, being a futurist and elitist, sees the ideas of the past as obsolete when confronted with the technological advancements of the modern world, and so, describes X-event moments as a kind of evolutionary “kickstart”, knocking us out of our old and barbaric philosophies of living and forcing us, through trial by fire, to adapt to a more streamlined culture.  The linchpin event is, to summarize Casti’s position, a culture’s way of “punishing itself” for settling too comfortably into its own heritage and traditions.  In other words, WE will supposedly be to blame for the next great apocalypse, not the elites…  

I might suggest that Casti's attitude seems to be one of general indifference to human suffering in the wake of his "X-Events", and that he would not necessarily be opposed to the deaths of millions if it caused the "advancement" of humanity towards a particular ideology.  His concept of "advancement" and ours are likely very different, though.  I suspect that he is well aware that X-Events are actually tools at the disposal of elitists to generate the "evolution" he so desires, and that evolution includes a collectivist result.

With almost every major economy on the globe on the verge of collapse and most now desperately inflating, taxing, or outright stealing in order to hide their situation, with multiple tinderbox environments being facilitated in the Pacific with China, North Korea, and Japan, and in the Middle East and Africa with Egypt, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, Yemen, Mali, etc., there is no doubt that we are living in a linchpin-rich era.  It is inevitable that one or more of these explosive tension points will erupt and cause a chain reaction around the planet.  The linchpin and the chain reaction will become the focus of our epoch, rather than the men who made them possible in the first place.

Strangely, Casti’s theory was even recently featured in an episode of the ABC mystery/drama show “Castle”, called “Linchpin” (what else?), in which a writer turned detective uncovers a plot by a “shadow group” to use the research of the innocent Dr. Nelson Blakely (apparently based on Casti) to initiate a collapse of the U.S. economy by assassinating the ten-year-old daughter of a prominent Chinese businessman, triggering a dump of U.S. Treasuries by China and fomenting WWIII:

http://www.alterna-tv.com/castle/xevents.htm

Now, I think anyone with any sense can see where this is going.  Casti and Rand Corporation are giving us a glimpse into the future of propaganda.  This is what will be written in our children’s history books if the globalists have their way. The fact that Linchpin Theory is featured in a primetime television show at all is a testament to Rand Corporation’s influence in the media.  But, as for the wider picture, are the trigger points around us really just a product of complex coincidence? 

Not a chance. 

Each major global hot-spot today can easily be linked back to the designs of international corporate and banking interests and the puppet governments they use as messengers.  Casti claims that “X-events” and “linchpins” cannot be accurately predicted, but it would seem that they can certainly be purposely instigated. 

The globalists have stretched the whole of the world thin.  They have removed almost every pillar of support from the edifice around us, and like a giant game of Jenga, are waiting for the final piece to be removed, causing the teetering structure to crumble.  Once this calamity occurs, they will call it a random act of fate, or a mathematical inevitability of an overly complex system.  They will say that they are not to blame.  That we were in the midst of “recovery”.  That they could not have seen it coming.

Their solution will be predictable.  They will state that in order to avoid such future destruction, the global framework must be “simplified”, and what better way to simplify the world than to end national sovereignty, dissolve all borders, and centralize nation states under a single economic and political ideal? 

Is it the Hegelian Dialectic all over again?  Yes.  Is it old hat feudalism and distraction?  Yes.  But, I have to hand it to Casti and Rand Corporation; they certainly have refined the argument for collectivism, centralization, technocracy, slavery, moral relativism, and false-flag dupery down to a near science…

 


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Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:54 | Link to Comment vato poco
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Dude. If you don't like rants, just don't read them. Or did we not get the memo where you'd been made Managing Editor of ZH?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment Big Slick
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But you need to read the rant to find out what's in the rant. - Nancy Pelosi

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:22 | Link to Comment unrulian
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are you 12?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:14 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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one man's rant is another woman's terrorist.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:21 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Nice...

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:45 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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I not even sure what this except a diatribe where the author basically takes someone's else publication and spins some of his owns poorly-structured thoughts and ideas off of.  Brandon Smith is consistently the worst guess columnist on here and it isn't even close. 

It's not entertaining, provocative, or insightful. 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 19:53 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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I don't think it will be so dire.  I predict massive inflation, and TPTB will blame overpopulation, global warming, Iran, gold bugs, patriots... everything except the real perp, money printing.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 19:55 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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This must be in response to Chindit's diatribe yesterday....

Can't have yin without yang, black without white, R without D, or more visits without "controversy"....

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:03 | Link to Comment Cdad
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As I posted numerous times last night...I suspect there is quite a misunderstanding about Chindit's opinion diatribe.  As for "Rs" and "Ds"...I have no idea what you think that means.  On "visits without controversy"...again...????????????????????????????.

I would argue that, right now, logic and prudence is in order...and not vague notions or other such ramblings.

Please adivse..............

 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:12 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Logic and prudence, indeed.  So many enemies lists and hollow points being accumulated.  Why, do you suppose?

Chindit's a good man, but he lives among the Lotus Eaters in South East Asia.  As Updike put it, a charmed life.

He doesn't understand why Americans need guns.  Enough said.

 

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 06:03 | Link to Comment chindit13
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No, having seen more of it than I care to remember, I abhor gun violence and do not in any way shape or form worship guns.  I do believe they are useful tools, and that personal experience and a clear-headed understanding/acceptance of human nature are what prompted the FF to consider them just after dealing with speech.  I fully understand why Americans feel they need guns.  I wish they weren't necessary, but I also wish I was 21 again.  We're never going to find either Utopia or the Fountain of Youth.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:52 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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We all have wishes. I wish you hadn't written that horrible piece of shit. And I wish ZH hadn't bothered to post it. But wish in one hand....

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 09:35 | Link to Comment chindit13
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By all means all debate should be stifled! I would expect that coming from someone who "thanks god" for Alex Jones.  Personally, given a choice of what would cause me less embarrassment, I'd claim to be a fan of Snooki (sp?) before Alex Jones.  Just for fun, find the source of video and audio clips Jones plays, then listen to the whole thing, not the quote-mined portion.  Picture not quite the same?  Alex is dishonest?  There ought to be a law!  Hey, his sycophants will forgive him.

Though you will never believe, I'm telling you right here, right now that you do not know diddly squat about anything, despite your personal fantasies to the contrary what with your Luciferians and other such drivel.  You're not even clever enough to realize Alex Jones is a showman playing the likes of you for a fool in order to earn himself a living ("Piers, we're on 320 radio stations, not a hundred"). Fortunately for the ongoing credibility of Zerohedge, Tyler allows all of us to have our say.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:00 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Chinshit, you demeaned conspiracy theories of many stripes while providing no evidence for your position. Kudos to the Tylers for letting you show your own ignorance. Is AJ not allowed to make a living? He performs a valuable service.

Showman? Sure. I'll agree there. And not a great one, imo. But show me one time where he is factually inaccurate. One.

I don't know "diddly squat" about anything? Whatever.

Yours was easily the worst piece I've ever seen on this site.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:37 | Link to Comment akak
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As I posted numerous times last night...I suspect there is quite a misunderstanding about Chindit's opinion diatribe.

It is curious, then, that despite your assertions in support of Chindit's article of yesterday, you have consistently failed to tell us just exactly WHAT the message of Chindit's "opinion diatribe" actually was, leaving us all in the dark.  Even Chindit's explanation of earlier today left me confused and scratching my head for the second time.

Care to stop beating around the bush, both of you, and come out with it already?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:10 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-30/rise-americas-lunatic-fringe

 

Go for it akak, but I'll warn you in advance, Knuckle's comment was my favorite.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:55 | Link to Comment Teamtc321
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Maybe he should just pull a Zero/Piglousy line and say, fuck it guy's, I was smoking a choom when I wrote it, before I read it. 

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:27 | Link to Comment Braverdave
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Reminds me of when, once upon a time, me and my good friend were cutting down a tree.

His dad starts jumping up and down and yelling saying 'what the fuck are you doing?'.

I stop the chainsaw and my friend tells his dad 'cutting down the tree you told us to last night'.

He stops jumping up and down and yelling and inquires 'was i drunk and stoned when i told you to?'.

We answer in unison 'yes!'.

'Carry on' he says.

 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:37 | Link to Comment Cdad
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I did all BUT say it outright.  If you could not infer the meaning of those comments last night, then you literally have almost zero ability to think critically. It isn't my job [or anyone else's for that matter] to perpetually spoon feed you answers.  And if you could not think your way through that one last night, the you are truly part of the problem.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:19 | Link to Comment akak
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Well, that was frankly a rather assholish reply.

Why the Hell should we have to infer anything?  Why all the evasive riddles?  Isn't the point of an essay to communicate, instead of to confuse and obfuscate?  Why are you and Chindit afraid to transparently state whatever it is that you are trying (and failing) to convey?

I give up trying to make sense of your and Chindit's crypticism and evasion. If you have something to say, then say it clearly and concisely, or shut up and stop pissing off hundreds of people who are not privy to the hidden workings of your inner minds.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:40 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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with you akak

think this sums it up (and very consistent with past posts from chindit:

"Believers can “prove” each and every one of their claims via a series of cross-referenced and circular internet links, the source of many undoubtedly just someone’s fertile imagination, but very real to the believers."

the article had two parallel but opposite goals

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:43 | Link to Comment 1C3-N1N3
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What most ZHers seem to think Chindit was saying:

Dear Conspiracy Theorists,

You are all fools. None of that shit happened. Neener, neener.

 

A different interpretation:

Dear TPTB (and also Stooges of TPTB, Especially Those Who "Monitor" ZH),

I'm going to explain this in terms you understand.

Look at all this shit, all these stories, which I'm sure you, TPTB, find to be ridiculous, that's got more credibility than you do right now. Accurate or not, that's gotta sting your egos a bit. But that's nothing, guess what else?

You're fucked. Royally. People hate you. They will come after you for what you have done. Hell, they will come after you for shit you didn't do. They are itching for any reason to string you up. It really doesn't matter now, what you really did or didn't do. It's over. Your corrupt system doesn't work.

Zero Hedge is the least of your fucking problems, so piss off. We can sit on our hands. Shit's going down without any of us lifting a goddamn finger, as you're already well on your way to making civil unrest an easy call for the masses. And you're gonna deserve everything you get.

 

 

Are we getting warmer, Chindit?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 06:13 | Link to Comment chindit13
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You got aircon?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment 1C3-N1N3
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I made an attempt to understand. You negatively reinforce honest attempts to understand, which sends an unsavory message in its own right.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:55 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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If that was what he meant, why didn't he say it?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 06:14 | Link to Comment chindit13
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Honey and flies.

Do you think anybody outside of ZH ever reads past Brandon Smith's byline?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:55 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Akak, maybe it's because they're spineless pussies?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 09:39 | Link to Comment chindit13
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Given your belief system, I'd bet you are rather expert in the characteristics of spineless pussies.  It is you who "knows" 911 was an "inside job", and yet you haven't done a damn thing about it.  Waiting for somebody else to do the wet work?  What the heck would it take for you to stand up and be counted, if you believe these things?  Courage, I guess.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:25 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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you've used this logic more than once and it's a scapegoat around the evidence. Because an individual does not take political action against 911, that somehow changes the facts on the ground or compromises their sincerity. You also repeatedly claim that an information source is somehow invalid or compromised because it comes from a "website" or is validated by another "website" as if the medium equals the quality of the evidence and logic. ZH is a "website." The last time I checked, the traditional media and "journalism" mediums are being rapidly consolidated and purchased by international entities working in tandem with ever bankrupt and co-rrupt political entities to push false agendas...leaving those "crazy websites" and individual minds with thank god, a world audience, the only format left. If you think about it for a second, this was innevitable   

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:03 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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You don't know me or what I do, Chinshit. You don't know how many jobs or friends I've lost over it or how many people I've made aware.

And you can't explain how steel frame high rises fall into their own footprints at freefall speed.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:34 | Link to Comment Braverdave
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Try "nudge nudge wink wink".

It will help to better let us know when you are inferring something.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:47 | Link to Comment stacking12321
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-1 for not knowing diff between implying and inferring

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 13:02 | Link to Comment Braverdave
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Good catch. The writer implies something and the reader infers something.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:38 | Link to Comment Cdad
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dup

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:52 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Chindit's piece sucked rectum.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 19:58 | Link to Comment ramacers
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no selling necessary; just an announcement.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:00 | Link to Comment Cdad
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Ummm...as salacious  as "all border dissolving" seems...that is NOT going to happen.  So...barring that...what else you got?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:20 | Link to Comment el Gallinazo
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WTF!  Ever hear of Europe?  Got a nice hole to stick your head in when the North American Union comes?  You shorting Ameros?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:25 | Link to Comment Shell Game
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I'll try to help.  Think about the bevy of ongoing illusions ('recovery', 'Two political parties', 'Its a barbaric relic', '7.9% unemployment', 'Global force for good', and on and on...).  Now, imagine that borders are merely an illusion the MSM et al. say we have - but don't.

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-31/guest-post-linchpin-lie-how-global-collapse-will-be-sold-masses#comment-3204626

 

 

Edit:  'Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to [serial junking a thread]'  -Yoda

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:20 | Link to Comment New_Meat
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:00 | Link to Comment greatscott
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Massive inflation won't be so dire?  OK Mr 1%, we have our marching orders.  Free food, water, a place to sleep, single file though the vacination station and then on to the FEMA truck for a free ride to the train station.  Before you know it, you will be in your new place of residence.  Single file, hup two, three, four.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:17 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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Yeah! Free Shit! There is something magic about a train!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:00 | Link to Comment Gamma735
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Yeah, well, let the global elite try, because Jesus is coming back and this time it is personal!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:03 | Link to Comment Mr Anderson
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It doesn't work so long as americans have their weapons at home. 
which is why this is what an assault weapons ban would bring-
  In NY State- A veteran was arrested and charged with 5 felony's for having unloaded 30 rd magazines in the back of his car. There was not even an weapon in the vehicle.  If convicted he will no longer be able to own or posses any firearm for the rest of his life.  This is where gun control is going. His family is currently trying to raise money for his defense. We commenters on ZH have no problem giving to Tyler, we should also help those who are falling prey to the new firearms laws. Below is a link to this good young man's donation page.  If you want more info just to do a search for Nathan Haddad on google to see what he is going through as well as all the good he has done for our country.   Regards-  Mr Anderson  http://www.gofundme.com/1tkukc 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:57 | Link to Comment AllWorkedUp
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 The cop that arrested him should be held to account for his traitorous, statist actions. What kind of a shitbag cop does that?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:59 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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One who knows the masters he serves. Want to bet whether or not he was a Freemason? I don't know. But if I were betting....

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:01 | Link to Comment Never One Roach
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I'll be brief:  Is my EBT card in the mail?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:38 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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It's under the skin of your left wrist Logan 5... It'll be there until your 30th birthday [at which point you will be invited to try your luck at carousel]...

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:38 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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May the ankh be with you...

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:40 | Link to Comment jimmytorpedo
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I thought in was in the palm.

Have to watch that again.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:37 | Link to Comment Braverdave
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Palm.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:23 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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In Logan's Run, it was the palm... I'm just thinking that since our government tnds to fuck everything up, they'll probably miss... Consider yourselves lucky if it doesn't wind up in you butt crack [like everything else]...

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:03 | Link to Comment maskone909
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I LOVE LAMP...

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:03 | Link to Comment robobbob
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Outstanding article. Now, how can you condense that down to a thirty second sound bite that can be spoon fed to the average citizen before its too late?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:03 | Link to Comment FunkyOldGeezer
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Maybe, just maybe there is a rhyme and reason to the globalisation of the human race. Perhaps we, as a race, will need to defend the Earth against a future enemy and that will involve some form of mutualism to make it a reality. Who knows?

What I do know is that naked jingoism and over zealous patriotism will never solve anything in the long run. Globalisation IN ITS CURRENT FORM has been a disaster for most of the 7 Billion souls who inhabit this planet, but in a more general context, enabling more harmonious dealings between the various national factions and less bias toward our fellow human beings, is to be applauded.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:10 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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"defend the Earth against a future enemy"

 

 

KRUGMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:38 | Link to Comment brak
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Don't worry, he's on our list for 'special probing'

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:54 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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 funky "What I do know is that naked jingoism and over zealous patriotism will never solve anything..globalisation ..enabling more harmonious dealings between the various national factions and less bias toward our fellow human beings, is to be applauded. "

yep more of the same globalism will be the answer..you don't work at the fed do you? the fact is small central govs run to protect their own countries interest is better on many levels . a loving term of the left "diversity " is important a walmart world is death to the diversity of man. NWO is real is a goal and is evil to the diversity of man.

the swiss have shown the way, no entagleing treaty, no wars ..do you see the point?

the SWISS have shown the way, no entangling treaty, no wars ..you are brain washed in your view that nationalism is the problem it never was it is a block to NWO, leadership of evil men is the problem and that does not change with an elite NWO globalist world.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:47 | Link to Comment newengland
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Err...no. For an example: if one child was treated as every child, then there would be no endless war, no globalisation, no fascism.

Only the old feudalist families and their banksters would be worse off.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:05 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Short version: Those who do not think for themselves are fucked. Don't take any wooden nickles.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:07 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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Where was this post 15 minutes ago Capt. Cliff Notes?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:43 | Link to Comment jimmytorpedo
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Are you kidding?

Do you know what a geniune wooden nickel goes for these days?

I'm long wooden nickels,...

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:09 | Link to Comment Black Markets
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What a load of neo-conspiracy shite.

Such a level of competence simply does not exist. All of these so called elitist institutions are mostly crammed with inbred morons who inherited their vast wealth and have shown no merit since they won the lotto of birth.

Look around banks and governments are all staffed by the same kind of idiots your sister/brother/wife is friends with.

These people are not to be feared. The world is screwed up not because of some super slick, super capable cabal which has monopolised all of the worlds strategic talent... It's screwed up because every institution has idiots and nepotism and desperado's and people with inferiority/superiority complexes, men with small dicks and women who can't cry. Overachieving virgins.

This article is pure shite and everyone knows it. Climb back down the conspiracy ladder, it's not 1999 any more. It's time to recognise the world for what it is, a fucked up mess, full of fucked up people who fucked up. Nothing more, nothing less.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:20 | Link to Comment Overfed
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Either way, we're lookin' pretty fucked.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:57 | Link to Comment newengland
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Speak for yourself, 'overfed'. I dislike the Chinese Politburo, but I do very much like the Chinese view that they have overcome their power brokers over time - through sheer numbers and love of family, and neighbor...much like the Republic of the USA was founded to be.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:49 | Link to Comment Braverdave
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Yeah. I hope they are gentle ;)

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:22 | Link to Comment Mr Pink
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Well....Then I guess you are saying that it will just go on like this forever? Thanks...I feel so much better now

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:43 | Link to Comment Yes We Can. But...
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Uh, yeah.  We're apes, smart, devious apes, but still just apes.  Why would you expect better.

If you can enjoy today, it is a win.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:46 | Link to Comment newengland
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No. It won't. If you make money, make time for your dearest, and want a Republic instead of a debt slave nation.

1776 and all that. Only 3% actually fought. The rest kept out of the way or covertly assisted the free flow of information, and supply lines.

You don't need to be nihilist or heroic. Just don't harm the Republic.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:52 | Link to Comment centerline
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I think like anything else, the truth is somewhere in the middle.  I think you are closer to it than thinking that Evilgenius.com is taking over.  But, there are some really powerful and smart folks out there - some working together, religious groups with significant influence, factions within governments, whatever - all with thier version of the NWO, slice of the pie, doomsday scenerio they need bring to fruition, etc.  Many of them gaming each other too.

It is the cumulative friction between all these groups, coupled with millions of clueless asswipes that have money and/or power, that turns the whole thing into a clusterfuck of epic proportions.

 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:54 | Link to Comment kliguy38
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We always calculated there would be enough sheep with your cognitive abilities to see that 1.5 quadrillion in derivatives and the systematic destruction of the constitutional protections of our nanny state would "appropriately" evaluated as "random calculus".......carry on sentry of freedom.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:56 | Link to Comment newengland
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Fucked up by who, moron? You need to read more and write less, 'useful idiot'.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:02 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Black Market, that is one of the stupidest posts I've ever read on here. Your ignorance of reality is astounding. Do some research on the secret societies and what connects all of these people. Read the article again, carefully. Or just STFU.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:11 | Link to Comment jplotinus
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Interesting article, despite its ideological overlay. It is ever necessary to call "BS" whenever an article seeks to shift the failure of capitalism over to socialists, either directly or indirectly. Here Brandon Smith's bs attempt to do this consists in:
"(a socialist organization posing as conservative)"

No, the heritage foundation is conservative-capitalist. It isn't socialist.

That aside, the article does go in an interesting and fruitful direction in naming behind the scenes controlling entities. Even there, however, the article fails to identify the stalwarts of the MIC as the main forces behind the behind the scenes forces.

Chief among these, and an entity that ZHers would be well advised to study closely, especially those who have an interest in knowing WHAT ( I did not say 'who' or 'why' but I do say 'what' and 'how') happened on 9/11. That entity is:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP (SAIC).

Enjoy your searches.

:-o

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:39 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Barrack Obama is the biological child of Frank Marshall Davis. How come the DNC does not want people to know this? Just a random mistake by a dumb clerk somewhere right?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:08 | Link to Comment Joe moneybags
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How do all of the powerful, shadow groups like the Bilderbergers, Rothchilds, Council on Foreign Relations, NWO, Greenpeace, CIA/Mossad, KGB, Rand Corp., etc. cooperate so as to not develop internal turf wars?  Do they have cross purposes, or do they all share the same agenda? Are there alliances among different groups that help to maintain their influence over generations?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:17 | Link to Comment grekko
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They're all owned by the same paople.  No turf wars.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:34 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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I disagree.

They are broken into many factions, at least now.

"The Fractured Elite"

http://tinyurl.com/a75cwnz

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:12 | Link to Comment Banksters
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I let my kid stay home to watch the director's cut of Das Boot.   Probably the one of the  best anti war movies out there...

 

I often repeat the motto of the Royal Society-  Take no one's word for it.

 

We'll have no bullshit around here.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:47 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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it is a great film

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:11 | Link to Comment MassDecep
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The man makes alot of sense, in this senseless era.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:14 | Link to Comment Dixie Rect
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Aziz! Light!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:39 | Link to Comment Jendrzejczyk
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You took Michael's avatar?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:26 | Link to Comment tenpanhandle
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Is Michael.  Must have changed names (twice) to try to escape the serial down voting, including my own.  Sorry Michael but it is the avitar that is garnering the down votes.  Every time I see it I want to wretch.  It is exactly what Obama would look like if he was a green haired powder-white women.  Yuck.

 

(did not down vote you)

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:38 | Link to Comment lead salad
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More like Zorg...love that movie.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:12 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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$100 bucks says the junk bot either didn't read the article or wrote it............

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:35 | Link to Comment centerline
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Funny every once in awhile we get a serial junking spree.  Cool.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:07 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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I've been tellin you guys it's The Mad Arrow.

I do not know how to unmask him.

At least he's not a Mad Shitter.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:17 | Link to Comment grekko
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Everyone here absolutley knows this truth.  The only question I have is if we are allgoing to sit idley by and let these plans go on, or are we actually going to draw a line someday..and someday soon?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:17 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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Yo Captain downvote....DOWNVOTE MY SWEATY SCHLONG. Eat a dick.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:25 | Link to Comment Mr Pink
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Pheewww...I'm gettin tired. It's not easy junking every post!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:25 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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You don't need to read them, just junk them. That makes it easier; a lot faster too.........

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:26 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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Yeah, fuck reading....dropped the ball on those cliff notes dude. I want my 15 minutes back.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:36 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:20 | Link to Comment smacker
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"Socialism is by far the most selfish movement in history, despite the fact that they claim to do what they do “for the greater good of the greater number”."

 

This is perfect. It's the most accurate and honest description of the evil known as socialism I've ever seen. I have never known a socialist who places another person's needs above his own.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:31 | Link to Comment IamtheREALmario
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We have a saying for this at the dinner table: "I don't want any, I'll just have some of yours".

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:24 | Link to Comment smacker
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I see the socialists and collectivists are out in force down-ticking.

So I'll just throw some sand in to their bearings by saying that Brandon is a brilliant guy who gets it spot on.

Reading his articles and a lot of articles/comments on ZH gives me strength that all is not lost. The nutters haven't won.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:20 | Link to Comment Bluntly Put
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Sounds like the Tower of Babel all over again.

 

 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:20 | Link to Comment Bullionaire
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He's correct, ye drunkards. Now "drink up, dreamers, yer runnin' dry."

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:24 | Link to Comment OhBaldOne
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Let us not shoot the messenger - but further discuss ways to survive whatever calamity it is to befall us - even if Brandon Smith is only partially right, when the SHTF as it is certainly going to do - what side of the fence do you want to be on. The guards or the guarded - or is there a way to subvert their plans?

 

 

 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:24 | Link to Comment OhBaldOne
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Let us not shoot the messenger - but further discuss ways to survive whatever calamity it is to befall us - even if Brandon Smith is only partially right, when the SHTF as it is certainly going to do - what side of the fence do you want to be on. The guards or the guarded - or is there a way to subvert their plans?

 

 

 

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:45 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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Biggest problem with 'surviving the calamity' is communication. It's a BIG Country out there.  When there's no Internet, just exactly how does everyone intend to stay 'informed'?  (Shortwaves are cool and all, I don't have one.  I DO have several Citizen Bands and a coupla sets of walk-talks) . 

 

Let's face facts.  I got beans. I got bullets.  I got bandaids.  The FED GOV has drones, AR-15's, hollow points, knuckle-dragging mouth-breathing Neanderthals earning 6 figures, tanks, bombs, unlimited supplies of ammo and Taco Bells.  What's a little guy gonna do? (Rhetorical, of course)

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:06 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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AR 15s? They just bought 7k more fully automatic weapons.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:24 | Link to Comment Bohm Squad
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Not buyin' it, Brandon.  Central planning doesn't work for an economy let alone for world domination.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:39 | Link to Comment centerline
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not sure he was saying they would suceed.  But rather that they are going to try - and keep trying.  And if it isn't this bunch of a-holes... lucky us we will get a new bunch of a-holes.  Seems the world is just teeming with a-holes, stabbing each other in the back, trying to be bigger a-holes.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:03 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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Hey "BS" - this never existed

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/20086.html

and Ezra Klein, Ezra who?

next question why are you here?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:27 | Link to Comment steve from virginia
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Brandon Smith fires up the morons with another conspiracy theory.

 

Good grief!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:27 | Link to Comment Shell Game
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It's 2 Steps so pay attention, maybe you'll get it:

 

1.) Amid coming currecy crisis the IMF rolls out the SDR plan to replace the $US as reserve currency; their report:  Enhancing International Monetary Stability—A Role for the SDR?

2.) One global currency  = unified global governance (eg. think EU, but global) 

 

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:06 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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You might call yourself Steve from Virginia, but you sound like Steve from Alexandria.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:54 | Link to Comment smacker
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You ought to stick to posting crap on that trivial UK blog run by a radical Left-winger called Ward (who falsely claims to be politically neutral). {shrug}

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:28 | Link to Comment IamtheREALmario
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And the REAL solution is to just not play their game.

http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/05/dialectic.htm

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:17 | Link to Comment bunnyswanson
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The real solution for a democratic nation is this:

Go to your local taverns, churches, VFWs, meeting places, gather up unhappy voters and introduce yourselves.  Get organized and create 24/7 vigels around the elected officials homes.

With 30 days, there will be changes.  Motivated by fear, these elected officials will point fingers.  Then they will turn on each other.  It will fall apart.  Then we can figure the rest out.  This popsicle stand needs to fall first.  Get the bankers and corporations out of the way, and talk with the people hired to keep this BS from happening in the first place. 

Oh, a team of lawyers will rush to defend you if for nothing else than the notoriety.  CNN just may cover this.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:31 | Link to Comment Oquities
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i read this whole thing.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:55 | Link to Comment Big Corked Boots
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Good for you! Your "I Pooped Today" T-shirt is in the mail!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:32 | Link to Comment Hannibal
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The Wizard of Oz, 2.0

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:31 | Link to Comment IamtheREALmario
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Desiderata

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:35 | Link to Comment gnomon
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Brandon was correct about wars being the best facilitator of radical societal change.  The two big wars in the 20th Century were carcinogenic, nothing good came of them.  The second one had to be fought in order to preserve Liberty.  The first one was the one we should have stayed out of, and then maybe the second one would have never materialized.

A lot can be laid at Woodrow Wilson's door.  He was as bad as Obummer is in many respects.  Too bad Wilson did not stroke out before he got the "change" he wanted.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:43 | Link to Comment Oldrepublic
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No, I did not serve in the military

http://lewrockwell.com/vance/vance319.html

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:53 | Link to Comment Bandit und Buster
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I DID serve and this article is right on...!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:39 | Link to Comment deerhunter
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Think Tank,  I always wondered if those people were earning a living by thinking in a tank.  I think that there is probably more brains and hard working talent in your average country bar around 11PM on a Friday night.   That my friends is an American think tank.  By the way,  the women do get prettier at closing time.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:44 | Link to Comment “Rebellion to t...
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Get some names, phone numbers, adresses, names of children, etc... of these elites. 

If/when I have to resort to cannibalism, I want to eat these mofo's for breakfast , fuck them at lunch time, and burn them for warmth through the night.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:51 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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Now you're talking! But seriously, if the good guys in the U.S. military don't arrest the civilian traitors en masse and right the ship, you may see a firestorm insurgency of armed, motivated Americans that will make the tenacious Warsaw resistance and the vaunted Viet Cong guerillas look like childs play. Those in politcal power are living on borrowed time and they know it.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:17 | Link to Comment akak
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But seriously, if the good guys in the U.S. military don't arrest the civilian traitors en masse and right the ship, you may see a firestorm insurgency ...

Hmmmm ... the "good guys in the US military".

Exactly which "good guys" would those be?  Are you talking about all those who refused to participate in the grossly immoral, destructive, unnecessary and unjustified invasion of Iraq in 2003?  Or perhaps those who disobeyed orders to guard poppy fields, and heroin producers, as part of the never-ending US occupation of Afghanistan?  Or are you maybe referring to all those outraged servicemen who let their sense of justice and decency override their orders to torture US-held prisoners?  Or perhaps all the military personnel who suffered the consequences of refusing to be part of the indefinite detention of prisoners in Guantanamo (and who knows where else)?

Oh, wait, what's that you say, there ARE no such "good guys"?  Not one? 

Indeed, not one.

If there were ANY such "good guys" in the US military who were willing to come out publicly and refuse illegal, immoral and unconstitutional orders, they would have already done so.  If there are in fact any such people, what are they waiting for?

I guess the excuse "I was just following my orders" is good enough when it comes to justifying collaboration with evil.  And they don't call blindly submitting to authority, no matter how evil or corrupt, "being a good soldier" for nothing.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:39 | Link to Comment Marge N Call
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Akak,

As much as I think you are a douchebag, I cannot argue with your logic. Woefully I must agree. You are still a douchebag nonetheless, however, you have earned my (worthless as it is) respect in your clariry of thought on this one.

Marge

 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:49 | Link to Comment akak
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Um, thanks .... I guess.

I'm curious, though: care to elaborate on the "douchebag" epithet?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 10:11 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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So you've equated lack of resistance within the military to admittedly illegal wars and torture... to lack of ability and willingness to overthrow our illegitimate government and save our country from destruction? Soliders don't generally shoot or arrest their commanders over moral disargreements, but they damn sure may shoot or arrest their commanders when their country, family, and lifestyle is on the absolute brink of destruction.

 

You're simply not thinking straight. There comes a time when soliders stop pointing their guns at the "enemy", turn around, and point their guns at the real enemy... the ones giving the orders.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 03:17 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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Don't be a jackoff. I'm referring to the numerous, high level, silent good guys in the U.S. military who have been holding their fire... holding their noses... still waiting... still watching for the right moment to strike, even at this late stage in the game. Timing is everything and these men aren't about to telegraph their moves to the enemy and jeopardize lives because of some impatient civilian asswipe who laments why they haven't acted yet.

 

For crying out loud, don't you get it? Atrocities and war crimes have been around for as long as war has been around. It comes with the territory. However, the correct moment and manner in which to strike and overthrow an illegal, illegitimate government is an ENTIRELY UNRELATED AND DEADLY SERIOUS MATTER totally unsuited for the likes of armchair generals like yourself.

 

Don't be a bitch. Molon Labe. Semper Fi. Live free or die.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 03:34 | Link to Comment akak
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My point still holds, for ANY level of the military: if these "good guys" supposedly in the military haven't acted by now, when the US Constitution is 95% shredded, then they most likely never will, or do not exist at all.  I don't need to be a military strategist to understand that one does not wait to respond to the enemy until after one's position is 95% overrun.

As much as I might like to believe in your daydream of white knights riding to the rescue of our freedoms, both the logical part of my mind, and pretty every historical precedent, make me reluctantly conclude that any such dream of secret, last-minute, benevolent saviors coming to the rescue is most likely just that, a dream, or a highly improbable  Hollywood ending.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 10:01 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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Well lets just agree to disagree. All it takes is a one rogue pilot to bring down a certain spiffy 747 and change history... but the actions that *will come* from within the military will be much more concerted and much more encompassing than that.

 

When times get really tough, military commanders throughout history have had to contemplate the prospect of overthrowing their superior and/or being overthrown by their subordinates. The Commander in Chief has nobody higher up to overthrow, but has many pissed off red-blooded American subordinates that do, and are just waiting on standby to strike. 

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:09 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Aren't you the tool that kept squawking, over and over and over, about the "mass arrests" that you promised were coming because you knew? Yeah, thought so.

Our military is full of fascists who follow orders, just as all militaries are.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 09:50 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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Aren't you the jagoff who never spent a day in uniform and speaks about military matters from the comfort of home?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:09 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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How many days do I need to spend in uniform to recognize how stupid it is to spend one day in uniform for this evil empire? Why should I do something that I know is wrong just to be able to speak out against it or to call you out on your false predictions that you repeated on every single thread on this site for a year?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:52 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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So it's fine if the US military commits massive civilian atrocities and uses torture and even killing people (don't kid yourself we did in a huge way in Vietnam)?  Better yet if we have others do our dirty work since we don't want to get our hands clean like with Operating Condor, numerous Covert Ops that were run in Central America & Africa in the 80s, and since 9-11 the Iraq war and our 'Global War on terror.' 

Yeah the world is a harsh and difficult place with alot of nastiness but deploying the same tactics our enemies use makes us no different.  If you just think it was a 'few bad apples' either whether in Iraq or in Vietnam in the military, your kidding yourself.  Rot starts at the head of the fish and works it ways down. 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:47 | Link to Comment tony bonn
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brandon - this article is absolutely fabulous for one reason - you have started to identify the players in the rockefeller axis of evil who promote the agenda of these very select self annointed masters of the universe alpha jedi who will guide us into a millenium of slavery and poverty while they luxuriate in the finest delicacies life has to offer...

yes rand corp, cfr, rockefeller foundation, carnegie foundation, koch foundations, macarthur foundation and scores of other fabulously wealthy "non-profits" who are guiding america into the arms of despots using fear mongering - first the reds, now al qaeda....

and have your noticed that bilious crap, "we are collecting this information for your security" fuck you but i don't need anyone collecting anything from me for my security....

now you need to name names and i started that in a thread somewhere else...

finally to zh - please send me one of those tin hats you showed in that goat shit of an article about the lunatic conspiracy fringe.....it was lovely to see the asshat author use the same tactics of invective and pejorative to summarily wipe away all conspiracies with his haughty arrogant smugness...i for one BELIEVE in the conspiracies all mighty just as described here and elsewhere....jfk, king, x, rfk, reagan, 9/11, vietnam, ww2 - they were all the product of these arrogant oligarchs - most of whom hide in these faceless think tanks and on wall street and other dens of thievery including academia....

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:04 | Link to Comment samcontrol
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you are way to grpeneral when you mention conspiracies, so many more and the fun is in the detail.

for example, most people who think that jfk was not shot by a lone gunman DO NOT know he was finished from the" gutter hole " 50 feet ahead on the right ,,lack of better word sorry.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:23 | Link to Comment ImReady
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That would be a sewer.... But I really like "gutter hole". I'm going to start using it regularly. 

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:05 | Link to Comment chindit13
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Don't bother with the tin foil hat.  The greatest danger you face is from that man in the bathroom mirror.  Having noted your comments for some time (is it arrogant when a 911-as-a-false-flag type uses phrases such as "anyone with more than two brain cells....." ?), there ain't nobody in this whole wide world who would risk poking inside that noggin of yours.  Most would rather face a Black Hole, as the odds of getting out are significantly higher.

I'm beginning to understand what passes for logic and "fabulous" writing in your dreamworld.  Forget personal experience, first hand knowledge or anything so.....concrete.  No, truth comes out of the wilderness, from the Montana Redoubt.  Only from that perspective can the whole forest be seen with crystal clarity.  Okay, but truth be told, one who claims infallibility from that disadvantage point could be considered arrogant. 

Still, two opposing views, mine yesterday and this one today, are healthy and a credit to Tyler's policy of allowing wide debate (plus a smattering of bare-knuckled fisticuffs).

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:12 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Chinshit, feel free to explain how steel frame hirises fall into themselves at freefall speed. Feel free to explain how NORAD, FAA, and USAF tell impossibly different stories about the event or why the Commissioners themselves don't believe their own report. I could go on, but why bother?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:42 | Link to Comment chindit13
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Yes, why bother?  But just for the heck of it, do you know what an ADIZ is?  Do you know if there is any difference between a pre-911 ADIZ and ADIZs today?  Do you know how many aircraft in CONUS airspace, since the Wright Brothers, had been tracked after a request to NORAD prior to 911?  Do you even know what NORAD's function is?  Bonus:  how long did it take to locate the aircraft (whoops!  Just gave you the answer to the first part).  Anything important that is different between this one aircraft and the 911 planes (hint:  filed flight plan and adhering to it).

I'm guessing you are not a licensed pilot.

Just a little to get you started.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:31 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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Is that why all those other experienced "licensed pilots" have raised significant concerns or are they all internet freaks too? Also not sure how any of this explains all the other hole sizes, physics, burn rates, molten elements, collapse speeds, BBC slips, orders still standing, "pull it" statements, pentagon camera grabs and thousands of other pieces of evidence.

Ps. Are you suggesting the air defense system and NORAD behaved as it should that day? Would you like to dsicuss the amazing coincidence of all those other flight exercises that day. What are those odds. Who organized them? What effect did they have on air traffic control and the air defense system that today. Are they consistent with someone in power deliberately setting these things up to confuse the system or is that evidence more crazy website talk? 

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:32 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Not one of those qs comes close to explaining the difference between the stories told by the FAA, USAF, and NORAD on that day. Not one.

And none of them have anything to do with how the three buildings fell into their own footprints at freefall speed.

And not one of those questions justifies your superficial treatment of a jumbled lot of "conspiracy theories."

Your attacks in that wretched piece were all baseless and unsupported drivel.

Rather than addressing your diversionary questions, I'll ask some about the Commission. Why did Cleland quit? What did he say? Who was the first victim of the Diebold machines?

What do the Commissioners say about their report (which is still the ludicrous, official story)?

Let me help you: http://www.salem-news.com/articles/september112009/911_truth_9-11-09.php

If the Commissioners are questioning why NORAD's story is radically different from others, why aren't you? Are the Commissioners "wackjobs" or any of those other epithets you slung around? Or are you simply unaware of this book?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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From the link about Farmer's book:

Does Farmer have cooperation and agreement from other members of the Commission? Yes. Did they say Bush ordered 9/11? No. Do they say that the 9/11 Commission was lied to by the FBI, CIA, Whitehouse and NORAD? Yes. Is there full documentary proof of this? Yes.

Farmer states...“at some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened... I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The [Norad air defense] tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years. This is not spin.”

The 9/11 Commission head, Thomas Kean, was the Republican governor of New Jersey. He had the following to say... “We to this day don’t know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us, it was just so far from the truth. . . " When Bush's own handpicked commission failed to go along with the cover up and requested a criminal investigation, why was nothing done?

9/11 Commission member and former US Senator, Bob Kerrey, says, "No one is more qualified to write the definitive book about the tragedy of 9/11 than John Farmer. Fortunately, he has done so. Even more fortunately the language is clear, alive and instructive for anyone who wants to make certain this never happens again."

With the only "official" 9/11 report now totally false, where do we go from here? Who is hurt by these lies? The families of the victims of 9/11 have fought, for years, to get to the truth. For years, our government has hidden behind lies and secrecy to deny them closure.

In 2006, The Washington Post reported..."Suspicion of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according to several commission sources. Staff members and some commissioners thought that e-mails and other evidence provided enough probable cause to believe that military and aviation officials violated the law by making false statements to Congress and to the commission..."

What does Farmer's book tell us? Farmer offers no solutions, only a total and full rejection of what was told and his own his own ideas concerning the total failure of honesty on the part of the government, a government with something to hide.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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So I guess these Commissioners are all conspiracy nutjobs following circular reasoning on the internet to make themselves feel better?

Or are you just a chinshit windbag?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 21:18 | Link to Comment chindit13
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You epitomize the ignorance that characterizes the "inside job" movement.  While there are a few elements of the 911 story about which opinions might differ, you have chosen to dispute facts...and taken the wrong side of them (facts).  Again, just find out what an ADIZ is and you can forever dismiss your childish "NORAD stand down argument".  Don't even start on the idiotic BBC story that is foolish a dozen ways (the tape is not in dispute, the moonbat interpetation is what is foolish).  Do as much reading of statements of the vast majority of "architects and engineers" who are not part of the tiny 911aetruth group, and whose numbers dwarf that "truth" group, and where even the buildings' designers and builders agree the manner is which the buildings collapse is exactly how they should have collapsed.  Get your stopwatch out to time the twin towers, remembering (if you ever completed school) that Newton's Law isn't an approximation), and don't cherry pick the NIST report on WTC7 which discusses rates as the sole support mechanism for a portion that gave way and allowed a temporary---that's temporary---rate of fall upon which the "inside job" crowd loves to hang their hats (yes, I have read the entire NIST report).  Get a graph of steel strength vs. temperature, then do a quick calc of weight and stresses of anywhere from ten to thirty stories of tower on a weakened spot.  Get a physicist to explain the concept of heat transfer, then feel comfortable that all those books that talk of that old profession of Blacksmith weren't just making it up (that might be a little cryptic, but you'll eventually understand).  Read through this:  (http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/news/debunking-911-m...), since it's written simple enough for even someone of your limited intellectual capacity to understand, and especially look at the photos.  Get Alex Jones tapes then find the source so that you can listen to ALL of it, not just the quote mined portions.  Oh, and explain why---if you think "footprint" is unnatural, why the "perps" of 911 didn't have the two towers fall toward the Hudson and the East River, which would have been infinitely more spectacular and much easier from a preparatory point of view.  The had a death quota or something?

But you won't, because your fantasy world has little devils at its core, devils---oops Luciferians---that allow you to justify and explain your own total failure at life, and which feed what ails the jumbled mash of neural pathways that characterize your addled brain.  Finally, feel honored that in my article the other day, you fit every single category noted in the opening:  moonbat, wingnut, & whackjob.  You can be the Poster Boy of the Lunatic Fringe, or at least you can run for Homecoming Queen.

Now best to take your little devils and all your playskool fantasies and head to Alex Jones or David Icke, where those who share your mental affliction might be able to make you feel welcome.  Adults have real and serious problems to address, and Zerohedge is at the forefront of illuminating these real issues, hindered unfortunately by people like you that make the site somewhat dismissible.  You and your fellow moonbats, wingnuts and whackjobs can tell devil stories to your heart's content and not get in the way of any serious work.  Toodles!

(PS:  If the manager is not going to be having you work the Mocha Latte station this weekend, you can excavate all my posts since the day Zerohedge came online back in 2009 [though up until the change around June-July many of us posted as "anonymous"].  Ask Tyler to reopen the Comment/Rate function and you can down arrow every last one of them.  That would be devilishly fun, no?)

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 22:15 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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ADIZ (Aerial Defense Identification Zone) has nothing to do with why NORAD, USAF, and FAA tell three inexplicably different stories. I'm guessing you know that and are a troll.

I'm not sure if you're addressing me or DJones, but I said NOTHING about the BBC tapes or David Icke.

You should look up straw man.

I said NOTHING about NORAD "stand down" orders, either, but DJones is right about the drills. Hard to believe they're coincidental. They are part of pattern behavior of the elite on inside jobs. Most who research them know that much.

Where, pray, tell, is this "vast majority" of engineers that "dwarfs the tiny number" (thousands) of AE folks? Please link to it or demonstrate it.

Each of the towers fell at close to ten seconds (one in nine, one in eleven) as if there were no resistance whatsoever. Do the math.

I have plenty of school, but here's the math: http://www.911blimp.net/prf_FreeFallPhysics.shtml

Or here: http://physics911.net/stevenjones/

If you don't like either of those sources, time it yourself, do your own math, and present it.

Then, don't forget to explain the thermal imaging or eyewitness testimonies of cleanup crew who saw molten steel over a month after the event.

Or address the many lab reports of nanothermite evidence in the rubble.

I could go on for days with this, but again, most importantly, I notice no response from you to the piece I post regarding the book written by the Commissioners explaining the many problems with the official report and quantifying the many lies they were told (all documented).

People like you do much more damage to ZH than truth-tellers do.

And the many problems with that PM hit piece have been explained ad nauseum.

Enough troll feeding from me. Chinshit, you are the worst of the worst, an apologist (and a poor one) for traitors and mass murderers.

And mocking the fact that Luciferians are running the show is in no way a logical attack of the position.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 23:17 | Link to Comment chindit13
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I'll bet that if Alex Jones or Jesse Ventura said so, you'd believe Men in Black I and II were actually documentaries.

Wow, you truly are an idiot. You have absolutely no clue, and your bizarre thoughts are driven purely by the fact that within your skull the neural pathways were not constructed according to spec.  Damn, please find a pilot near you, or go to the FAA website and begin your study, noting in particular the balliwick of NORAD before and after 911.

Savage ignorance.  Embarrassing to the site and the species.  Please let your gene pool become extinct;  that's about the only positive thing you could salvage from your misspent time on this planet.

Regarding this website, you really think championing your moonbat delusions about Luciferians will get Tyler a seat on the Sunday Talk Shows or a public bully pulpit from which he can argue against endless printing, endless deficits, lack of prosecution and the myriad of other very real and important issues facing the world?  Do you know that Zerohedge hit peak credibility before the likes of you came along, and that once diminished credibility is very hard to rebuild?  As strong as his skill and as powerful his drive, it takes an awful lot to make up for the collateral damage caused by having the site associated with the crazed like you.  Sometimes reasonable folks have to spar publicly with fools just to show evidence that the entire membership isn't batshit crazy.  Recently it has been my turn.  It's a public service.

 

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 23:35 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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insults are a poor excuse for impeaching the evidence. All the evidence. And there is a lot 

The best you got is an article in "popular mechanics?" The article has been easily exposed and to use your argument simply takes a little effort and research. Yes in the end, a Hearst owned paper is the sure way to avoid slanted yellow journalism on the issue. Seen any Orson Welles movies?

http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/653-debunking-the-real-911-myths-why-popular-mechanics-cant-face-up-to-reality-part-5-nanothermite-in-the-towers.html

There's even articles "easy enough" for you to understand. The fact that much of the mainstream can't admit this to themselves or to others proves very little and has little to do with evidence, logic, physics etc. In criminal law, when a family member rapes another young family member it is a well understtod phenomenon that many deny the evidence right in front of their face because the truth is disgusting, horrific and the ultimate betrayal. This is worse.

it's not just crazy pilots who have problems with the "official" story (and your logic), it's crazy firemen - hundreds of them who unlike you were there and who gave recorded statements that were suppressed by the government and had to be pulled out. I wonder why? - who heard all sorts of explosions and saw, smelled and felt other things. , crazy architects, crazy engineers, crazy physics professors, crazy military brass, etc etc etc.   

Tell us why they seized all the camera footage around the pentagon - within minutes that is - and why they can't just release some footage to shut us up? 

Are you suggesting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not for resource?

That killed / injured / displaced  millions. You really think these bastards give a crap about "american" lives? 

Are you suggesting history is not replete with power structures turning on their own for the same?

 

 

Sat, 02/02/2013 - 00:33 | Link to Comment chindit13
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I try to keep the evidence somewhere within range of Clashfan's clearly limited intellectual and rational capacity, which is admittedly a challenging task.  Also, are not his insults open to criticism?

I have read virtually everything related to 911, except I stay away from professional comedians like Alex Jones and brain dead ex-professional wrestlers with embarrassingly bad and fauxly dramatic TV shows.  I parse them with my own fairly extensive scientific background, and further parse it with direct access to those in positions of authority.  The absolute only semi-credible source on the truther side is 911ae, but they are overwhelming cancelled out in numbers and argument by those amongst their colleagues who argue for events that match the common narrative.  I also know that the likes of Clashfan are Mobius Strips, wherein they come back to the beginning and try to start all over again as each of their arguments is falsified.

Regarding the wars, I was never in favor of Iraq.  That was forced by several factors, only one of which was resources.  The others were as reprehensible as personal revenge, and as foolish as the Neocon view that a system of democracy could be imposed on a people who had no idea of the concept.  I also know that Iraq today is a broken nation where personal vendetta rules the day, and where the leadership both hates the US and has made it their goal of slaugtering each and every person who in any way, shape or form was friendly toward the US.  When that job is finished they will go after Sunnis in general.  Success, not.  Oh yes, and to whatever extent it might have been about resources, it's failure there, too, as US firms are not exactly lighting up the world drilling and exporting Iraqi oil.

Incidentally, I am well familiar with the Middle East and South Asia, fluent in Arabic and can read Urdu and Farsi.  I've been all over the area and have infinitely greater knowledge and understanding of Islam, both its majority peaceful side and its radical side, than any of the Internet Gurus who falsely present themselves as knowledgeable. 

I am also vehemently opposed to the Pakistani drone strikes, even if the actual story is a little more complicated than is typically discussed.  Yes, there are some bad guys there (don't even start with any "alCIAda" childishness, because you do not know anything), but the manner in which the US has chosen to go after them flies in the face of anything and everything we supposedly stand for as a nation.  That the new drones are so accurate that they can take out a single individual in a moving car and leave the other passengers unharmed is a relative improvement (relative in a precision sort of way, not moral or legal), but it can never make up for the innocents lost when the weapons were more crude.  Of that I am ashamed, and it is puzzling that Obama has not taken more flak for it, since he has used it a hundred times more than Bush ever did.   Also, you may not stop to consider that the methods and tools you claim are used by the US (disinformation) are also a tool of, for example, the Pakistani ISI which is not especially fond of the US.  Are you aware that they are the source of casualty numbers in the tribal regions, and that their numbers are very much at odds with the video footage from the drone cameras?  ISI lie?  Can't be!  Well, the battle for hearts and minds is fought on all fronts.

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