The "Real" State Of The Union In Just 889 Words...

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog,

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, fellow citizens:

This summer we will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

This senseless, destructive war was started and championed by politicians who cared nothing for the 9 million people who lost their lives.

And in doing so, they began a century of warfare which continues to this day.

Our military industrial complex is larger than ever. We have nearly 2 million troops and national guardsmen, plus 3.5 million civilians employed in the defense sector.

With such awesome capabilities, we continue to resort to violence and death to exact political goals which benefit a tiny elite.

All of this has created a police state in the Land of the Free that is a far cry from the country we all grew up in.

Your government has spawned a culture of fear and intimidation. Nearly every federal agency, including the Fish and Wildlife Service, has its own gun-toting police force to pistol-whip citizens into submission.

And we're stocking up. Your government has recently procured 1.6 BILLION rounds of hollow-point ammunition to supplement our existing supplies.

But frankly, we don't need guns to harass citizens.

Our tax authorities have become more threatening than mafia warlords. The plunder is so severe that record numbers of Americans are renouncing their citizenship and leaving the country.

There are now dozens of federal, state, and local agencies and courts which have the power to confiscate your assets without any due process.

In addition to your house, your business, and your savings, we also have the authority to take your children away from you as if they are property of the state.

We are here to tell you what you can and cannot put in your own body, or whether you can collect rainwater that falls on own property.

In fact, on any given business day, the federal government issues hundreds of pages of new 'rules', proposed regulations, draft bills, executive orders, and/or regulatory notices.

And if you are not compliant with these rules, you may be committing a crime. Whether you know it or not.

When this nation was founded, there were four federal crimes on the books. Today there are THOUSANDS. Plus we have millions of government employees at all levels to enforce the penalties.

All of this, of course, is financed by you the tax slave.

You (plus unborn generations) are the poor suckers charged with paying off the national debt we politicians have created.

Officially the debt is just north of $17 trillion. But if you include Social Security and pension shortfalls, the figure is several times higher.

You'll never know for sure because we have become masters of deceit regarding official statistics, whether inflation, unemployment, or our liabilities.

But the situation is so dire that the Congressional Budget Office projects the Social Security Administration's disability insurance trust fund to RUN OUT by 2017.

We get by year after year by increasing the debt. And at well over 100% of GDP, we have truly reached the point of no return.

We are now in a position where we must default. Either we must default on our national debt, or we must default on our obligations to you the citizens.

We may end up stealing your savings. Robbing your Social Security. Taxing you to death. Or simply inflating away the value of our debt.

Naturally, we're going to screw you in the process somehow... so be prepared for that. Especially the inflationary tidal wave that's coming.

Our central bank has expanded its balance sheet at an unprecedented pace, creating massive asset bubbles in its wake. These asset bubbles have disproportionately benefited the ultra-wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

Such wanton money printing has also been tremendously destructive to our credibility. Other nations worry about our reckless irresponsibility. That's why we keep spying on them.

Make no mistake: the consequences of our actions are here. And the days of the United States as the world's dominant superpower are finished.

As the decline hastens, we will struggle to sell our debt to the world and to ship our dollars abroad. Fewer nations will be interested in our empty promises.

And without the generosity of other nations loaning us money at record low interest rates that fail to keep pace with inflation, you will really be screwed.

When this happens, you can absolutely count on us to clamp down even harder on the economy and control even more of your lives. For your own good, of course.

No, this may not be the country that you all grew up in. But it is the state of our union... whatever remains of it.

And so my fellow Americans, I urge you to grab your ankles and get ready for a little 'shared sacrifice'.

But don't worry about me, or my senior staff. We will leave government with cushy pensions, $750,000 speaking fees, board seats on public companies, and top positions in the industries that we have accommodated at your expense.

And of course I will be paid handsomely for the arrogant memoirs I will write in which I deny any responsibility for the shit I've gotten you all into.

So when I say "shared sacrifice", I really mean "your sacrifice".

Thank you. God bless you, and God bless these United States of America.

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HedgeAccordingly's picture

BALLSTEEN!!!!!! the rich are the answer ! Obama persecutes the rich despite being rich himself!  

TOmmy perkins 

zorba THE GREEK's picture

YO...TPTB....Quit bitch slapping my gold.

Hippocratic Oaf's picture

If only this cheap-suit motherfucker would use this speech.

Fuck you, pay me.


Raymond K Hessel's picture

This is the future of American Social Justice....Obamo-Cop!!

A Nanny Moose's picture

The Untied States of Amerika. The Republik is dead. Long live the Republik

kaiserhoff's picture

As only Lawrence Welk could say,

  wonerfullah, wonerfullah.

SeanJKerrigan's picture

When discussing unfunded liabilities he mentions the insignificant Social Security, but not the goliath that is Medicare? I don't think these people have any clue what they're talking about. All real knowledge comes from math -- doing it and knowing it. Everything else is nice fancy rhetoric.

jeff montanye's picture


“When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarely, in your thoughts advanced to the stage of science.”

--William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)


A Nanny Moose's picture

"Turn of da bubble machine'a"

Wait..that was a bad Flashback to Stan Freburg on the Dr. Demento Show.


LMAOLORI's picture



Empty suit YES but cheap suit I doubt it.

Spygone's picture

"as if it owns your children"

Actually, they DO own your children, they are the SURETY against the debt in the banktuptcy of the USA or the corporation of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA which started in 1933. While of course everyone looks at 1913 as the year, 1933 may be the most important yet overlooked year in the History of the USA.


The Bankruptcy of The United States
United States Congressional RecordMarch 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303

All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitutionshall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.”

SLAVE. A man who is by law deprived of his liberty for life, and becomes theproperty of another. 2. A slave has no political rights, and generally has no civil rights. He can enter into no contract unless specially authorized by law; what he acquires generally, belongs to his master. The children of female slaves follow the condition of their mothers, and are themselves slaves. –Bouvier’s Law, 1856

“The primary control and custody of infants is with the government.” –Tillman V. Roberts. 108 So. 62


“The court stands in the position of parens patria[e] of children.“ –Ayers v. Kelley, 284 Ala. 321, 224 So.2d 673 (1969)?

“”Parens patriae,” literally “parent of the country,” refers traditionally to role of state as sovereign and guardian of persons under legal disability.”–Ex parte Bayliss, 550 So.2d 986, 988 n. 1 (Ala.1989) (quoting Black’s Law Dictionary 1003 (5th ed.1979)).

“The state has a wide range of power for limiting parental freedom and authority in things affecting the child’s welfare… In fact, the entire familial relationship involves the State.” –Prince, 321 U.S. at 167, 64 S.Ct. at 442, 88 L.Ed. 645.

“In other words, the state is the father and mother of the child and the natural parents are not entitled to custody, except upon the state’s beneficent recognition that natural parents presumably will be the best of its citizens to delegate its custodial powers… ‘The law devolves the custody of infant children upon their parents, not so much upon the ground of natural right in the latter, as because the interests of the children, and the good of the public, will, as a general rule, be thereby promoted.’ ” –Chandler v. Whatley, 238 Ala. 206, 208, 189 So. 751, 753 (1939) (quoting Striplin v. Ware, 36 Ala. at 89) (‘ ’).

So, there you go, you are the property, and you have been pledged against the debt, as Mandell House and his buddies told us you would be long ago...


“[Very] soon, every American will be required to register their biological property in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging.  By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will effect our security as a chargeback for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer being unable to work and earn a living. They will be our chattel, and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. 


Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent,   forever to remain economic slaves through taxation, secured by their pledges. They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two should figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability. After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debt to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap to us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud which we will call  Social Insurance.” Without realizing it, every American will insure us for any loss we may incur and in thismanner, every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and, we will employ the high office of the President of our dummy corporation to foment this plot against America.”



TheReplacement's picture

And to prove his point he linked to a gif....

Catch-22's picture

Obama to Congress: “If I want your opinion, I’ll GIVE IT to you.”

Overfed's picture

State of the Police State Address.

gwar5's picture

As Good As It Gets II 


Sen. Cruz: When one thinks of Obama you start with a real leader in mind, then you take away all reason and accountability.

Obama: I have been working very hard to help fix the poor and middle class Americans and I'm sure they'll all be back on their knees in no time.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

God bless you, and God bless these United States of America... Hold on just a sec,

Si Juanita, yo quiero un otro pisco sour, por favor.  Si si, con limon, gracias amable.  

Ah yes sorry, where was I ... God Bless Thomas Jefferson, God Bless the Monitor and the Merrimack, God Bless Apple Pie, God Bless Joe DiMaggio, God Bless Elvis Presley, etc.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Joltin' Joe has left and gone away...

Dr. Engali's picture

Our State of the union in fourteen words:


My Subjects

I have a pen.

May the squid contintue to fuck your nation.

kito's picture

for a guy who left the u.s. for supposed greener pastures, simon has an unhealthy obsession with the u.s.  

mr. black, you pussed out and left the u.s. so fuck off. we here in the u.s. will fight our battles when the time comes. we dont need your 2 cents from afar. you are a coward and a spineless opportunist. 

ebworthen's picture

Sometimes the most courageous thing to do is walk away.

kaiserhoff's picture

Of the sixty six ways to get out of trouble,

  the best is simply to leave.

       Chinese proverb

dearth vader's picture

True, but walking backward will get you survival bonus points.

fonzannoon's picture

Somewhere high in the Patagonian mountains, a peach bellini just spilled.

kito's picture

oh i hope it didnt stain the chilean inflation protection bonds that were in his lap!!!

ParkAveFlasher's picture

"Is everything to your satisfaction, senor?" 


therearetoomanyidiots's picture

Peach bellini - redundant

Don't hate the player, hate the game.

Up arrow though and snarfed my Makers

Dr. Engali's picture

2 cents? I think you're being a little too generous with the value you put on his advice. Maybe 2 zinc pennies.

Greenskeeper_Carl's picture

regardless of we may think of simon black, there was a lot of truth in that post

Overfed's picture

If I had the resources, I would leave this fascist shithole far behind in a New York Minute. And to all of the alphabet soup agencies reading this: fuck off and die a horrible death.

kito's picture

you make exuses. you are just another weakling

merizobeach's picture

"we here in the u.s. will fight our battles when the time comes."

No, you won't, because that time has already come and gone.  You sat on your stupid ass while your freedom was confiscated.  That makes you the fucking coward.

Joenobody12's picture

What part of self-exile in protest do you not understand ?

Amagnonx's picture

When you are outnumbered and out gunned - then sniping from cover makes a hell of a lot more sense than a suicidal frontal assault by one man.


Fine post by Simon, and well done in finding some range and cover to shoot from.

ebworthen's picture


This could be the State of the Union address for any President since 1913, just adjust the years (though Eisenhower warned us over half a century ago about the Military Industrial Complex).

optimator's picture

Note that he warned us in his "Farewell" address.  He didn't mention it for the eight years he was President during a huge expanse in military spending.

Overfed's picture

Likely something to do with his addiction to breathing air.

CH1's picture

Note that he warned us in his "Farewell" address.

Yeah, but at least he had the guts to say something.

falconflight's picture

But he was directly responsible for the killing of a couple of hundred WWI vets camping on the Capital Mall.  I believe he was Gen. McArthur's EO who ordered the attack.

bigrooster's picture

If only a president had the courage to actually speak the truth...

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

"Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, fellow citizens:


Ms. Erable's picture

Who gives two shits for what that felching globalist puppet has to say tonight? Lies and half-truths galore, with the signal:noise ratio approaching unity.

Not even going to bother as a drinking game; I'm skipping the noise and heading straight to the drinking part. Paging Mr. Fiddich... Mr. Glen Fidditch... please stand by...

bh2's picture

"But it is the state of our union... whatever remains of it."

But it is the police state of our union... whatever remains of it.


There ... fixed it for him.

howenlink's picture

I don't have time to read this, I'm on the phone with my broker about making a change to my IRA.

Dr. Engali's picture

I told you before just BTFD. That'll be 5% please. Have a nice day.