The Path To Total Dictatorship: America's Shadow Government And Its Silent Coup

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Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system … a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state.... The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government.... This group ... is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”— Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech

Unaffected by elections. Unaltered by populist movements. Beyond the reach of the law.

Say hello to America’s shadow government.

A corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country, this shadow government represents the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.

No matter which candidate wins the presidential election, this shadow government is here to stay. Indeed, as recent documents by the FBI reveal, this shadow government—also referred to as “The 7th Floor Group”—may well have played a part in who will win the White House this year.

To be precise, however, the future president will actually inherit not one but two shadow governments.

The first shadow government, referred to as COG or Continuity of Government, is made up of unelected individuals who have been appointed to run the government in the event of a “catastrophe.” COG is a phantom menace waiting for the right circumstances—a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, an economic meltdown—to bring it out of the shadows, where it operates even now. When and if COG takes over, the police state will transition to martial law.

Yet it is the second shadow government—also referred to as the Deep State—that poses the greater threat to freedom right now. Comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes, this government within a government is the real reason “we the people” have no real control over our government.

The Deep State, which “operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power,” makes a mockery of elections and the entire concept of a representative government.

So who or what is the Deep State?

It’s the militarized police, which have joined forces with state and federal law enforcement agencies in order to establish themselves as a standing army. It’s the fusion centers and spy agencies that have created a surveillance state and turned all of us into suspects. It’s the courthouses and prisons that have allowed corporate profits to take precedence over due process and justice. It’s the military empire with its private contractors and defense industry that is bankrupting the nation. It’s the private sector with its 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances, “a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government.” It’s what former congressional staffer Mike Lofgren refers to as “a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies”: the Department of Defense, the State Department, Homeland Security, the CIA, the Justice Department, the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a handful of vital federal trial courts, and members of the defense and intelligence committees.

It’s every facet of a government that is no longer friendly to freedom and is working overtime to trample the Constitution underfoot and render the citizenry powerless in the face of the government’s power grabs, corruption and abusive tactics.

These are the key players that drive the shadow government.

This is the hidden face of the American police state that will continue long past Election Day.

Just consider some of the key programs and policies advanced by the shadow government that will continue no matter who occupies the Oval Office.

Domestic surveillance. No matter who wins the presidential popularity contest, the National Security Agency (NSA), with its $10.8 billion black ops annual budget, will continue to spy on every person in the United States who uses a computer or phone. Thus, on any given day, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether the NSA or some other entity, is listening in and tracking your behavior. Local police have been outfitted with a litany of surveillance gear, from license plate readers and cell phone tracking devices to biometric data recorders. Technology now makes it possible for the police to scan passersby in order to detect the contents of their pockets, purses, briefcases, etc. Full-body scanners, which perform virtual strip-searches of Americans traveling by plane, have gone mobile, with roving police vans that peer into vehicles and buildings alike—including homes. Coupled with the nation’s growing network of real-time surveillance cameras and facial recognition software, soon there really will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

 

Global spying. The NSA’s massive surveillance network, what the Washington Post refers to as a $500 billion “espionage empire,” will continue to span the globe and target every single person on the planet who uses a phone or a computer. The NSA’s Echelon program intercepts and analyzes virtually every phone call, fax and email message sent anywhere in the world. In addition to carrying out domestic surveillance on peaceful political groups such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and several religious groups, Echelon has also been a keystone in the government’s attempts at political and corporate espionage.

 

Roving TSA searches. The American taxpayer will continue to get ripped off by government agencies in the dubious name of national security. One of the greatest culprits when it comes to swindling taxpayers has been the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with its questionable deployment of and complete mismanagement of millions of dollars’ worth of airport full-body X-ray scanners, punitive patdowns by TSA agents and thefts of travelers’ valuables. Considered essential to national security, TSA programs will continue in airports and at transportation hubs around the country.

 

USA Patriot Act, NDAA. America’s so-called war on terror, which it has relentlessly pursued since 9/11, will continue to chip away at our freedoms, unravel our Constitution and transform our nation into a battlefield, thanks in large part to such subversive legislation as the USA Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act. These laws completely circumvent the rule of law and the rights of American citizens. In so doing, they re-orient our legal landscape in such a way as to ensure that martial law, rather than the U.S. Constitution, is the map by which we navigate life in the United States. These laws will continue to be enforced no matter who gets elected.

 

Militarized police state. Thanks to federal grant programs allowing the Pentagon to transfer surplus military supplies and weapons to local law enforcement agencies without charge, police forces will continue to be transformed from peace officers into heavily armed extensions of the military, complete with jackboots, helmets, shields, batons, pepper-spray, stun guns, assault rifles, body armor, miniature tanks and weaponized drones. Having been given the green light to probe, poke, pinch, taser, search, seize, strip and generally manhandle anyone they see fit in almost any circumstance, all with the general blessing of the courts, America’s law enforcement officials, no longer mere servants of the people entrusted with keeping the peace, will continue to keep the masses corralled, controlled, and treated like suspects and enemies rather than citizens.

 

SWAT team raids. With more than 80,000 SWAT team raids carried out every year on unsuspecting Americans by local police for relatively routine police matters and federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions, the incidence of botched raids and related casualties will continue to rise. Nationwide, SWAT teams will continue to be employed to address an astonishingly trivial array of criminal activity or mere community nuisances including angry dogs, domestic disputes, improper paperwork filed by an orchid farmer, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

 

Domestic drones. The domestic use of drones will continue unabated. As mandated by Congress, there will be 30,000 drones crisscrossing the skies of America by 2020, all part of an industry that could be worth as much as $30 billion per year. These machines, which will be equipped with weapons, will be able to record all activities, using video feeds, heat sensors and radar. An Inspector General report revealed that the Dept. of Justice has already spent nearly $4 million on drones domestically, largely for use by the FBI, with grants for another $1.26 million so police departments and nonprofits can acquire their own drones.

 

School-to-prison pipeline. The paradigm of abject compliance to the state will continue to be taught by example in the schools, through school lockdowns where police and drug-sniffing dogs enter the classroom, and zero tolerance policies that punish all offenses equally and result in young people being expelled for childish behavior. School districts will continue to team up with law enforcement to create a “schoolhouse to jailhouse track” by imposing a “double dose” of punishment: suspension or expulsion from school, accompanied by an arrest by the police and a trip to juvenile court.

 

Overcriminalization. The government bureaucracy will continue to churn out laws, statutes, codes and regulations that reinforce its powers and value systems and those of the police state and its corporate allies, rendering the rest of us petty criminals. The average American now unknowingly commits three felonies a day, thanks to this overabundance of vague laws that render otherwise innocent activity illegal. Consequently, small farmers who dare to make unpasteurized goat cheese and share it with members of their community will continue to have their farms raided.

 

Privatized Prisons. States will continue to outsource prisons to private corporations, resulting in a cash cow whereby mega-corporations imprison Americans in private prisons in order to make a profit. In exchange for corporations buying and managing public prisons across the country at a supposed savings to the states, the states have to agree to maintain a 90% occupancy rate in the privately run prisons for at least 20 years.

 

Endless wars. America’s expanding military empire will continue to bleed the country dry at a rate of more than $15 billion a month (or $20 million an hour). The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety. Yet what most Americans fail to recognize is that these ongoing wars have little to do with keeping the country safe and everything to do with enriching the military industrial complex at taxpayer expense.

Are you getting the message yet?

The next president, much like the current president and his predecessors, will be little more than a figurehead, a puppet to entertain and distract the populace from what’s really going on.

As Lofgren reveals, this state within a state, “concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” is a “hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.”

The Deep State not only holds the nation’s capital in thrall, but it also controls Wall Street (“which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater”) and Silicon Valley.

This is fascism in its most covert form, hiding behind public agencies and private companies to carry out its dirty deeds.

It is a marriage between government bureaucrats and corporate fat cats.

As Lofgren concludes:

[T]he Deep State is so heavily entrenched, so well protected by surveillance, firepower, money and its ability to co-opt resistance that it is almost impervious to change… If there is anything the Deep State requires it is silent, uninterrupted cash flow and the confidence that things will go on as they have in the past. It is even willing to tolerate a degree of gridlock: Partisan mud wrestling over cultural issues may be a useful distraction from its agenda.

In other words, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, as long as government officials—elected and unelected alike—are allowed to operate beyond the reach of the Constitution, the courts and the citizenry, the threat to our freedoms remains undiminished.

So the next time you find yourselves despondent over the 2016 presidential candidates, remember that it’s just a puppet show intended to distract you from the silent coup being carried out by America's shadow government.

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Mr Pink's picture

silent? I thought those gunshots in Dallas made lots of noise

wee-weed up's picture

And Obozo & Hitlery are (and have been) in bed with them in every incestous way possible... mostly illegal.

And remember, Trump is an outsider to America’s illegal shadow government... and vote accordingly on Nov 8th.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) wee-weed up Oct 24, 2016 10:04 PM

The FREE $HIT FOR EVERYBODY Industrial Complex is IN CHARGE!!!!

Forget the school-to-prison pipeline.  The school-to-free-$hit-for-everybody-pipeline rules.

PrayingMantis's picture

 

 

... "In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." ~ Desiderius Erasmus

    ... and you can find that "one-eyed man" on the reverse side of a one-dollar bill ... on the left side above the pyramid ...

 

TeamDepends's picture

Donald Trump has exposed, whether intentionally or unintentionally, the incestuous, unholy alliance of Wall Street, government, MSM, and the MIC. They are one and the same. The gift of exposure is the burden of truth. You can look away and pretend it didn't happen, or stand and say, "Not anymore."

weburke's picture

lovely, JOHN,  and now, the rutherford group will assist in the setting up of the citizens to belive false flags done by alledged patriots. Ones garunteed to -patriot act- us into some doom our children will thank us, well not us, but your type for. trump will of course lead us right off that cliff. the demon clinton crime family will smile knowingly. nice show ! worhty of a rare inhabited planet full of humans, the crown of creation.. Glad I lived to see this ! 

yippee kiyay's picture
yippee kiyay (not verified) weburke Oct 24, 2016 10:58 PM

"Say hello to America’s shadow government."

Yeah, say hello. https://goo.gl/bFYusM

philipat's picture

Hey yippee kiyay, previously mofio then santafe then Aristotle of Greece then Gargoyle then bleu then oops then lance-a-lot then Loftie then toro. Would appreciate regular ZH contributors please take a moment to help me in my campaign against this idiot and report yippee kiyay to abuse@zerohedge.com.

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

PS. You might have noticed that my attempt to expose you for what you are is always the same. That’s because your Spam is always the same (Using fake links to your BS site which has no connection to your comments; which are deliberately dramatic to mislead people into responding or clicking on the fake link) so it seems only fair that my exposure of your crap should also always be the same. An eye for an eye.

SafelyGraze's picture

the article omits the media

and religion

and schools

fortunately, these are not part of the deep state 

zippedydoodah's picture

Why bother with a picture on the headline when you can't read the bloody thing?

Willard J Clinton's picture

yippie kiyay

 

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zippedydoodah's picture

And 36 weeks for you, mothafucka!

Al Gophilia's picture

This shit is world over. These CUNTS endebt all of us to their bankester pals, spending not only the gathered wealth of our forefathers, but they have endentured the citizens of the future with their endless and unaccountable citizen-backed, debt issuance. The only way out is collapse. Look out Venezuela, your a mere pot hole in the road compared to the cliff we're heading for. Damn them and their hand out clients to hell.

AE911Truth's picture

They have stolen more than they can ever spend. We shall recover the $2Quadrillion they owe us.

AE911Truth's picture

Considering the bounty offered, bringing these criminals to justice can be profitable if you know what you’re doing.

Cloud9.5's picture

Three score and ten are the allotted years are they not?  A mere seventy years.  1948 + 70 = 2018.

Twee Surgeon's picture

So many 'Patriots' at the trough, each Patriotic to their own snouts. When the trough dries up they will head for the bunkers and when they resurface on to the dead planets ruins, they will look among themselves and realize that very few among them know how to produce very much other than contention, conflict and delusion.

I think it was T.Jefferson said "Patriotism is the last resort of scoundrels."

It is better to live in the corner of a roof than in a house with a contentious woman. (Proverbs, book of.)

The US 'so called' government really is the contentious woman, from city hall to D.C.

americanreality's picture

Samuel Johnson said patriotism/scoundrels quote.

ebworthen's picture

Yes.  I don't recall any candidate calling out the entire system as "rigged" - and thumbing the media's "will you support the winner of the election" cornering hive mind question with "I'll keep you in suspense".

Hitlary saying she was "horrified" and the MSM getting their panties in a bunch over Trump's response tells you they hate being challenged.

Theater?  I don't think so.  Theater would have not included Trump:  questioning the system, the MIC, NATO, the MSM, and the Imperial City and the Casino on Wall Street.

Tiwin's picture

OR....you can vote Trump and watch it continue....we gotta fight ISIS after all. Jeez no diff at all , a man who lies and says Arabs , not dancing Israelis were whooping it up in NJ on 9-11 IS IN ON IT and will continue the warfare/police state as US cops stop and frisk YOU and TSA grabs your wife's pussy at the airport. Not a goddamn difference, except Trump is better looking than Hildebeast and seems to be able to speak without a teleprompter.

You can be sure, SURE the so called 'liberal' JEW OWNED media will be MARCHING IN LOCKSTEP with Trump when we expand war in the middle east on Israel's behalf.

Heres ISIS:http://www.globalresearch.ca/isis-is-a-us-israeli-creation-top-ten-indic...

To be sure Depends, Hillary for prison 2016 , so I will be voting Trump also. Diff being , you expect things to change.

balolalo's picture
2016’s Most & Least Federally Dependent States

https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-gov...

1 Mississippi

2 New Mexico

3 Alabama

4 Louisiana

5 Tennesee

6 Montana

7 South Dakota

8 Kentucky

9 West Virginia

10 Missouri

11 Georgia

12 Maine

13 Arizona

14 South Carolina

15 North Dakota

16 Wyoming

17 Idaho

18 Indiana

 

ANOTHER ONE

Is Your State A Net Giver or Taker of Federal Taxes?

http://ritholtz.com/2012/02/is-your-state-a-net-giver-or-taker-of-federa...

 

RED STATES ARE THE FREE SHIT ARMY
ZD1's picture

Turd world shithole California (aka Mexifornia) has the highest poverty rate in the U.S. 

 

http://www.ibtimes.com/fools-gold-california-has-highest-poverty-rate-un...

 

California has 12 percent of the U.S. population but more than third of the welfare receipients in the country.

 

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/sdut-welfare-capital-o...

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/05/california-has-12-of-...

 

21 percent or about 1.7 million New Yorkers were living below the official federal threshold for poverty. The gap between New York City’s rich and poor is the greatest of all cities in the U.S. with the top 5 percent of households earned $864,394 or 88 times as much as the poorest 20 percent. 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/nyregion/gap-between-manhattans-rich-a...

 

Red states pay more per hour in welfare benefits than the minimum wage. Red states with the highest welfare payouts – more than $20 per hour  – are Hawaii, with payments equaling $29.13 per hour, DC at $24.43 per hour, Massachusetts at $24.30 , Connecticut at $21.33, New York at $21.01 per hour, New Jersey at $20.89 per hour, Rhode Island at $20.83 per hour and Vermont at $20.36 per hour.

 

http://downtrend.com/robertgehl/welfare-payouts-top-20-per-hour-in-eight...

 

BLUE STATES ARE TURD WORLD FSA SHITHOLES!

 

Meanwhile, red states are getting richer while blue states are getting poorer.  The jobs growth rate was more than double in the zero-income-tax red states than in the high-income-tax blue states and in the right-to-work red states than in the forced-union blue states. Toyota moved from high-income-tax California to no-income-tax Texas, and Boeing, based in Washington, a forced-union state, opened a new plant in South Carolina, which has a right-to-work (RTW) law.

 

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2015/05/1000-people-a-day-why-r...

divingengineer's picture

I look at that list and one thing jumps out at me:

NATURAL RESOURCES

The extraction thereof, and their strategic importance to the machine. 

zvzzt's picture

School-to-prison is much more luctrative: subsidized by .gov and very low wage workers. For the group that doesn't qualify for the school-to-prison you have the back up route of free-shit to keep them in line. 

 

Tiwin's picture

Be sure the police atate will continue or worsen under trump as the cops stop and frisk you.

I liked Ross Perot until he suggested police go door to door collecting guns.

Hillary for prison 2016

divingengineer's picture

This is curious to me, since that school to prizzon concept must be the most inefficient waste of capital and human capital that has ever been considered. 

 

What empire, even an evil one, wastes capital and human capital?

They are a lifelong loss in this model. It boggles the mind. 

Stinkbug 1's picture

To us it looks like a waste, to 'Them' it is a money-making, free-labor, life-is-cheap  mill.

At least some of the private prisons are publicly traded companies.  Even so, opportunities abound within them to funnel and launder money. Conditions are bare bones to keep profit margins higher. The prisoners provide labor cheaper than overseas.  And the court system keeps them happy by pumping in lots of non violent offenders.  And their voting rights are suspended so they have no way of redressing unjust laws that may have put them there in the first place.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) wee-weed up Oct 24, 2016 10:35 PM

My husband thought he saw a UFO on Friday morning walking the dog, right near our house, took two photos of it.

Two very bright, bright lights backlit by white lights, very low and no sound, flying at a good clip but not UFO fast.

So he tells his friend, who brings him a newspaper article about flying cars being tested. They moved away from silicon valley for privacy.

Zee.Aero funded by Google founder.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/22/larry-pages-flying-cars/

Even the local gov doesn't know what they are up to, no lic, no permits, they just buy them off.

Like in the Veritas video "you can fuck your mother in front of the govenor and nothing will happen to you." Bought

Same as what Clinton insider Larry Nichols said they did in Arkansas and got away with murder, they owned the entire state.

you can bet they are for the elites only, up and up and away from the soon to be serfs (dead or alive)

johnwburns's picture

Google "European people art" check images.

shining one's picture

Google "Happy American couple" check images.

johnwburns's picture

Yep yep yep. Bing is almost as bad. DuckDuckGo is maybe worse. Try "Christian mother with baby" "Jewish mother with baby". I used to live in the Bay Area and work in Silicon Valley. Pretty sure that Google was built over a Hell Gate.

zvzzt's picture

interesting and not surprizing. getting google out of as much of my daily routine as possible. 

was using duckduckgo, but if that's about the same as google, i need some other alternatives. any suggestions?

Amicus Curiae's picture

IXQUICK

they dont store your searches etc

;-)

and for a small fee a secure email called startmail they are affiliated with

Akzed's picture

Come on guys, this one is pretty easy. "European People Art" is worded extremely weird and the results you're yielding are all from a Tumblr blog called "People of Color in European Art". It's the top link. If you search the far more correctly worded "European Art" you'll find the results you expect. I'm as skeptical of everything as a rational person should be, but these keyword manipulated findings are total horse shit. Makes us look foolish.-Reddit commenter

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) johnwburns Oct 25, 2016 4:23 PM

Funny thing is Adolf Hitler ends up on both searches.

alt. right sends message to google...lol

Ms No's picture

My son saw that numerous times out in the Dakotas.  Sometimes two lights and one time three.  He was concerned that somebody was turning their lights off while coming down the dirt road.  He thought somebody might be casing the neighborhood.  One day he and his friend came in late from work and he said "well we don't have to worry about anybody casing the neighborhood".  I said "why is that?"  "Because whatever it was just went of the road and flew through the trees to the north of the house." 

They didn't want to talk about it after that.  My sons friends truck shut down at the same spot a couple weeks later, which was not cool because the dumb shit had no coat and it was at least -20.  My son road back with him to help and it started right back up.  Something about the whole deal scared them.  I heard my sons friend say he was running and looking behind him the whole way down the road to our house and my son laughed.  Some other things happened later.

One weird thing I experienced after he moved out that I have always wondered about and scared the living shit out of me.  It was this earpiercing scream like nothing I have ever heard before or since.  I have grown up in the wilds of the NW and Rocky Mountains.  I have spent time in Alaska and many other isolated places.  This was weird.  The volume was incredible.  It sounded half human, half animal.  I have heard cat noises before.  I still wonder what it was.  It was the most unnerving thing I have ever heard in my life.   

fbazzrea's picture

*crackle* *glowing embers firing into the night sky*

"This fire sure feels good..." 

"It sure does."

"Will you tell us another one, Ms. No?"

"Yes, Ms. No! Tell us another one! Halloween is coming up!"

"Okay, kids. One more... then it's time to hit the sack."

Ms No's picture

LOL  Our entire reality is Halloween just look outside.  My life has been exceedingly weird though.  I'm not sure if I see more or if other people don't pay attention.

Edit:  Okay since it's Halloween I'll tell you another story that nobody will believe.  I know numerous psychics, two are super high caliber.  The type that make 175 an hour and book up a year in advance.  One I am pretty good friends with but almost never hear from because they are bigtime now.  I emailed her because I wanted some answers to strange things that occurred around the death of a relative.  At the end of our conversation I asked her if she thought that there were any demonic influences with bankers.  She can act pretty PC in public and so I expected her to be guarded are disapproving of this question.

She said yes and told me this story.  I actually wrote this all down when I got off the phone with her.  "Yes, I believe nearly every one of these banker elite types have demonic influences.  I went to Peru as a consultant for a trip to give thoughts on some structures.  Rockefeller's daughter was there (I think it was David's forgot to ask if she sponsored it) and she told me that the Rothschilds, Vanderbuilts, Rockefellers, etc., deliberately cultivate energy and use spirits.  Some orders aren't bad like the founders but they are often taken over (ties to conversation above).  They don't all have demonic influences that I can see.  They actually suck in a lot of smart and good people as well."

This actually fits really well with a story from an extremely well documented psychic from the UK named Mathew Manning.  Mathew had scientists in his house even as a child because of off the hook "poltergeist" activity surrounding him.  Anyway, according to Mathew he was summoned by Rothschild via a letter to his architect father.  Rothschild grilled him with questions and he was also invited to dine with Prince Phillip at Buckingham palace and was linked up with a bunch of research.  Mountbatten was there too.  This was in July of 1979.  I have heard of numerous other accounts of Rothschilds summoning people for similar reasons and they seem concerned about their vulnerability.   

fbazzrea's picture

i'm not psychic but i could have told you much of what your first friend said. lol

sounds like Matthew has lived an interesting life. could have cared less about Prince Phillip and a Rothschild, but Montbatten? omg... too cool! Freedom at Midnight was my favorite book for years... growing up reading about maharajas, elephants, Mahatma's assassination and the struggles of separation and independence for India and Pakistan and Montbatten's chivalry. major impression.

excepting within, i've never experienced anything in this world i could not credit to mortals or nature but would surely love to. (:  

so of course, i've always felt like psychics were a little hokey. i'd love to be proven wrong, though.

anyway... sure a cool story. too bad Matthew didn't give 'em a good fright to make 'em change their ways. (; 

Ms No's picture

I hear ya.  I know it sounds like nutter shit.  Seeing is believing and until then there is no reason to believe.  The fact that you are skeptical but open minded almost guarantees that you will see something eventually though, you'll see.  That's how it works for some reason.  If it's impossible to you, it's impossible.  I never believed in anything until I lived in that strange place, but I was open to it.  Whatever it is once it opens up it doesn't stop.

As far as the skills of those two women go, I would almost give anything to have their level of ability.  They will never worry about money and they actually do a lot of good.  Just being around them you are guaranteed to have weird things happen and good feeling that follows you for days.  There is a really strange feeling even being in their presence.  Both of them also know when people are going to die though.  They don't tell people but that would suck.  They are both extremely emotional and empathic people.  They can't see somebody else in pain without completely breaking down.  Actually feeling other peoples humiliation etc is a sign you have this to some extent.  Some people emphathize but some people actually feel it.  They seem to physically need to avoid negativity.  I guess it's not all peaches and cream.  

There are different levels of ability and I guarantee you that almost everybody on here is a latent psychic.  They think they have made good decisions with money because they are smarter and that they can judge the motivations of others because they are super adept at reading body language etc., but that's not the case.  They find the truth because they have an instinct for it.  That doesn't mean that they are God and that they are never wrong but they have more of a knack for it than normal.

PS: Stay the hell out of western ND.  All of it.  : p 

Douglas D. Zaster's picture

I used to moonlight in a place that had a stack of ancient Playboys. In one of them from 1975, they had an interview with Carlos Castaneda. He wrote a popular series of books about an Indian sorcerer named Don Juan in the 1960's and 70's. Castaneda said in the article that he and Don Juan were driving to LA and when they were about 50 miles out, Don Juan completely flipped out and panicked. He said he wouldn't go anywhere near LA because there were too many evil spirits there.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Douglas D. Zaster Oct 25, 2016 7:05 AM

I have always felt that way about LA.

It's creepy, the whole Hollywood magic lantern show run by Jews, the worship of money, on the 33rd parallel.

Charles Manson and the Laurel Canyon crew.

City of Angels, which angels?

SubjectivObject's picture

FFS, stop the fear reaction with this schitt and go investigate it.

Cripes, how many times in one's life and for how many people on the planet have the opportunity of such an encounter?

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Fathead Slim (not verified) Ms No Oct 25, 2016 7:40 AM

"It was this earpiercing scream like nothing I have ever heard before or since. "

 

That same kind of scream started up in the woods north of my house.  One of the dogs, the alpha male shepherd, stood outside barking at it.  The other three, including our normally fearless female pit bull, wanted to go inside.  Weird shit indeed.

StagStopa's picture

You can't believe that, my friend. Trump is a corporatist and deeply Imbedded in deep state. 

Clinton, of course is magnitudes worse. Arm up, shotguns are still cheap, available, and oh so effective. Ammo cheap and plentiful.

Train your body, too. Hard. Daily. Nothing more dangerous than a weapon always loaded.

We cant win. But don't go out on your knees. 

This article is why I hang around..

Roxi


Barney Fife's picture

Remember, most of the sheep that are slumbering do not think that they are sheep, nor asleep. 

 I can hear you snoring over here. 

Tiwin's picture

"them"?

You DO mean people like George Bush dont you?

Otherwise you are nothing but a partisan.

Republicans push this shit just as much as "Obozo"

Tiwin's picture

which ones, The jfk's or the BLM's?