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On America's In Dependence Day

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By Bill Frezza, originally posted in Forbes Magazine

Lamenting The Lost Legacy Of Independence Day

Why do we still celebrate Independence Day? Is it a lingering habit, a mindless bit of nostalgia, a time to indulge in fireworks and barbecues, devoid of any deeper meaning? Can anyone honestly argue that our nation still honors the values, or practices the principles, for which our Founders fought?

Today, most Americans have been trained to be embarrassed by the “extremist” individualist ethos that made the protection of liberty the primary purpose of government. They have been taught to apologize for the shortcomings of the “rich white men” who led the revolution. A majority of Americans now subscribe to an expansive view of government as both great provider and beneficent leveler. Its primary purpose is to redress unequal or unhappy outcomes, regardless of their source, through wealth redistribution on a scale so vast that it mocks the concept “private property.”

As for the causes of revolution, we’ve lost sight of them, too. King George III was a champion of laissez-faire compared to the modern cradle-to-grave entitlement state. The swollen capital city named after the man who won our freedom now claims the prize for erecting “a Multitude of new offices” bent on sending out “Swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.” If there is a field of endeavor that the federal government does not yet regulate, subsidize, or penalize, just wait. A new law is only a “crisis” away.

Have these new offices been imposed on us by some malevolent force that has undermined the workings of democracy? No. We the people ceaselessly demand new offices at an accelerating rate. The majority of Americans vote as if they believe that massive new government programs— created by incomprehensibly complex laws and administered by increasingly unaccountable bureaucrats—can solve an expanding array of “problems” which our Founders would have surely concluded were the proper province of civil society and not the sovereign state.

The King was criticized for unjustly imprisoning seamen. Today, our federal and state governments imprison more of our fellow citizens than any totalitarian regime in history—the vast majority for violating a futile prohibition on the possession, sale, or consumption of substances our Founders would not have thought twice about. Vast portions of our youth are thus rendered permanently unemployable, branded as felons and outcasts with nowhere to turn but a life of crime. And yet we persist in this folly, unable to admit that drug prohibition has been as huge a failure as alcohol prohibition.

And taxes? The Founders knew a tax when they saw one—and there were very few they could abide, with or without representation. Thanks to a Supreme Court that long ago gave up defending the Constitution, we now have a chameleon levy that is not a tax when politically inconvenient yet magically becomes a tax when seeking constitutional muster. As if we didn’t have a wide enough variety of taxes, this new tax is designed to penalize anyone who refuses to participate in a great communal project designed to make every citizen even more deeply dependent on the government.

Little by little, the home of the brave and the land of the free has become a nation of rent-seeking dependents clamoring for their share of state largess. Even before the latest entitlement blowout called Obamacare, we crossed the line where more than half of Americans receive some kind of assistance from the government every month, paid for by the fewer than half that still pay income taxes. As we move into the future and the number of dependents grows while the taxpayer pool shrinks, we call the result social justice rather than its old name: theft.

Our forefathers shed blood rather than render unto King George. Yet today we madly mortgage our nation’s future to foreign powers, piling debt upon debt without limit or thought as to how it will be repaid. These debts ensnare our children and grandchildren even as we stop having them, confident in the knowledge that the government will take care of us in our old age, so why bother with the trouble and expense?

If we were still a nation capable of shame with enough intellectual integrity to call things as they are, if we hadn’t debauched our language as badly as our currency, if we had the courage to look in the mirror and see how woefully we have squandered our Founders’ legacy, this Fourth of July would be a day not of celebration but of atonement.

Give some thought to what we have lost as we mark another In Dependence Day. May providence have mercy on our nation, lest we end up getting what we deserve.


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Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:55 | 2587411 ironmace
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What are you still doing here? I told you to go shit in your park!

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 20:31 | 2587340 akak
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AnAnonymous Chinese citizenism citizens have this special knack: emptying their bowels on the side of the road or in public parks.

I guess it just goes to prove the old Chinese Citizenism saying:

"Lie down to eat a dog, rise up to shit on the roadside like one."

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:51 | 2587399 ironmace
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Go shit in your park.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 14:44 | 2587244 matterhornclimber
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The revolution will not be televized (Gil Scott Heron T!)

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 14:49 | 2587252 q99x2
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I'll fight. We are going to cover the 911 event in my Human Geography class this week. I might get kicked out but they will have a second opinion before class is over. The book has a bunch of NWO propaganda garbage in it. The old professor already demoted my essay for writing about Holder giving guns and grenedes to the one cartel so the banks could ship more opium into the US through the other cartel and knock out the 2nd amendment in the process.

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:17 | 2587317 Savyindallas
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gutless professor is afraid for his job  -large government "research" grants assure the univeristies keep their educators in line with politically correct garbage

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:49 | 2587389 ironmace
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You don't subscribe to groupthink, no good grades for you.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 17:16 | 2587437 Lucky Guesst
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Forget about your commie professor... post your essay on ZH where your true peers will give you a more honest and correct review.

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 10:14 | 2588605 monad
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Check this

The Trials of Henry Kissinger by Chris Hitchens

Study the British Opium Wars, the ongoing cocaine wars and the current methylamine smuggling epidemic. You should also research Nixon's war on American citizens, aka the war on drugs. Find everything you can about Truman and Wilson.

Objectively stick to the chronology,do not select just the facts that support your view. The facts stand on their own. Don't write it for the teacher, write it for the review board before whom you'll be presenting your case. Good scholarship is honest and thorough, everything else is hype.


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 14:52 | 2587259 shutupnsing
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Way more than barbecues & fireworks...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:15 | 2587308 Savyindallas
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Paul Craig Roberts sure has some truth for all of us on Indpendence day  -The guy has guts  - obviously he has no fear , as he will be one of the first rounded up when they start filling the Fema camps:

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 08:19 | 2588293 farmerjohn2112
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Excellent read... thanks.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:15 | 2587309 Thoresen
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Reading this thread, how many americans might prefer to vote  Queen Elizabeth II back in as George III's replacement?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 23:37 | 2587346 epwpixieq-1
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"Our forefathers shed blood rather than render unto King George. Yet today we madly mortgage our nation’s future to foreign powers, piling debt upon debt without limit or thought as to how it will be repaid." - and the shocker, it will NOT be repaid, at least not in the value of money it was borrowed.

What we are CONSTANTLY LOOSING, by continuing living a live-stile that is borrowed and not deserved, due mostly to the credit we have from the rest of the world derived from $ as the reserve currency and our military power, IS TIME.

The more we postpone the needed RADICAL CHANGES, in every part of our live, the harder and more abrupt the changes will be. The inertia our country has gained on the unsustainable path starting with bad education, overconsumption, junk and sugary food eating habits, government dependency, over-drugging, lack of preventive healthcare, extreme waste of resources and so on, and so on, will derail this pseudo culture, as nature has not intended something inefficient to survive for a long period of time. So, the system will self correct.

Be prepared, by being AS INDEPENDENT of the system as possible (in every conceivable way, starting form healthcare and going to energy), and as a bonus this will help you pay as less taxes as possible (the true support to the consumption based system), an in a such way you will help to vote out and change the current wasteful culture, that enslaves you, without you ever realizing that.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:32 | 2587348 Floodmaster
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Happy Independence Day America! Still the place to be.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:41 | 2587366 The Watchman
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Thomas Jefferson on Liberty: (fitting for this article and the 4th of July)

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (Quoting Cesare Beccaria)

The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.

No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.

To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father’s has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association—the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.

I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. (Back then!)

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.

The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.

And the day will come, when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His Father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva, in the brain of Jupiter.

In matters of style, swim with the current;
In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.

The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society.

When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality.

Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread.

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the limits of the law,” because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.

It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million of human beings, collected together, are not under the same moral laws which bind each of them separately.

Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both in proportion as it is free.

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.

To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

In a government bottomed on the will of all, the...liberty of every individual citizen becomes interesting to all.

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Most bad government has grown out of too much government.

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.

I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?

A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.

The right of self-government does not comprehend the government of others.

An elective despotism was not the government we fought for.

History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.

If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.

It is better to tolerate that rare instance of a parent’s refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings by a forcible transportation and education of the infant against the will of his father.

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.

The man who reads nothing at all is better than educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.

In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty. 

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:42 | 2587369 IMA5U
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its the 4th of july


hope everyone has a good one with family and friends

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:44 | 2587376 youngandhealthy
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On the day of Independence the Europeans found the god particle. Whatever you say or claim Europe did it.

OLD EUROPE. The area of the greatest discoveries so far (Planck, Einstein, Watson (DNA)). The rest is mere implementations

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:46 | 2587378 Savyindallas
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Thomas Jefferson said, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and that His Justice will not sleep forever.”

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:49 | 2587390 Handyman
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If your thinking of parking yourself in Canada for a while I think it would be pretty easy if you have trades skills. Baby Boomers are retiring and they are doing most of the skilled work. I'm not talking laywers and journalists. I'm talking Heavy Duty Mechanics, top scale Welders, Pipefitters, HVAC guys, etc. TPTB are always fussing over immigration because it's a political issue but they know that our resources are our best bet (even if they are limited) for our economic future and HR is the biggest impediment.

On a doomier note. When the SHTF the border will get locked down and this time they'll be keeping people IN the US. The Canadian military may not be all powerful but they can blow the heads off a few unprepared zombies trying to get out of the states. Not that Canada will be much better off...maybe just a bit. If you're not into leaving the country, you might want to get into a less densly populated area with lower potential for insanity.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 17:24 | 2587553 Lucky Guesst
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Right, We will lock down the borders and make sure all the theiving banksters, lying politicians and good for nothing epa, sec, irs and other tax sucking useless SOB's can't get away alive!!!!!!

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 01:46 | 2588036 CCanuck
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Gold, Silver, Gunns, ammo, food, meds, booze, gas, grass or ass Bitchez, Nobody enters for free!


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:49 | 2587394 Winston Smith 2009
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"Have these new offices been imposed on us by some malevolent force that has undermined the workings of democracy? No. We the people ceaselessly demand new offices at an accelerating rate."

BS. A government bought and paid for with K Street bribes is the malevolent force that has undermined the workings of our former republic with propagandized voters too apathetic or uninformed to realize it.  To a great extent, K Street does not represent "We the People."  It's "We the Few" bilking the many via bought government.

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 01:35 | 2588032 CCanuck
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Then start by re-naming K-Street as the first act, how does Knot Street sound, leading Noose Cresent, centered within,"The Post & Arena Park" The hangman will love it.


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 16:00 | 2587416 BlackholeDivestment
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...America is fallen fallen.


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 16:07 | 2587431 reader2010
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Here are some wise words and you may insert your own logic in between.

"I would recommend you panic." - Huge Hendry

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 16:32 | 2587472 oldmanagain
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The final blow was corps being people.  Except for taxes.  Regs.  Exporting jobs.


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 17:32 | 2587568 Overfed
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Growing up, Independence Day was my favorite holiday. But now when I look at all of the symbols of what America used to be, Independence Day just makes me feel sad.

Time to drink.

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 07:49 | 2588228 my puppy for prez
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I sympathize and feel the same way.  We used to be the ultimate 4th'ers!  But this year, we didn't even put our flag out, and our 15 yr old son didn't ask to buy fireworks for the first time ever.  Strange and sad times....

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 18:21 | 2587633 mtwilson
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Another extremely important July 4th read is Dr. Paul Craig Robert's piece Can Americans Escape The Deception read it on his blog. This is really amazing...

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 07:48 | 2588225 my puppy for prez
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I sympathize and feel the same way.  We used to be the ultimate 4th'ers!  But this year, we didn't even put our flag out, and our 15 yr old son didn't ask to buy fireworks for the first time ever.  Strange and sad times....

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 20:11 | 2587735 Zola
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Today for the 4th of July, i had a political debate with a raging communist/socialist. It was truly a sight to behold and should i mention that this individual was a PHD in Economics Student ?? He was one of the most brilliant science fellow i knew , extremely good at maths and physics. Yet for some reason , he ended up studying for a PHD in Economics (the MOST worthless degree EVER) . It was truly a sad tale of indoctrination, starting from the fact that the gold standard was antiquated, deeply flawed (wink wink) and then moving on to applaud the central banks and the greatest of all , arguing for PRICE CONTROLS for AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS !! (Hoover/FDR style... really worked sooo well). All in it was a sad tale of the BRAINWASHING power of the educational system and i commend ZH on this day for having created a bastion of freedom, at least in the virtual world. I am looking forward to the day of a ZH seastead should the last ditch efforts to save America from collapse fail. Happy 4th of July to all Patriots and Free Men.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 20:25 | 2587748 Duke of Con Dao
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here's Independence Day in NYC bitchez! 

Fireworks galore off the Empre State Bldg!

music by Richard Hell 'Love comes in Spurts'

can you Beat It?    duke

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 22:45 | 2587853 geekgrrl
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It's mildly humorous that Forbes lags my sentiment by eleven years. Didn't these people ever hear about 9/11?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 23:07 | 2587873 my puppy for prez
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From a blog I like called The Declaration of the Total Dependence upon the Spawn of Satan Reflections in a Petri Dish – July 4, 2012 Dog Poet Transmitting……. May your noses always be cold and wet. When in the proscribed intercourse of entrus behindus in human events, it becomes necessary for any number of people to break the political binds that have shackled them in ignorance with another and to seize the powers of Heaven, the separate but equal station they have never possessed, which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a gone missing respect to the opinions of mankind demands that they should, in your face, present the causes which insist upon this separation. We hold these shapeshifting truths to be self reverent among all of the chosen, who are more than equal that they are endowed by their creator,The Mud God, with exclusive unalienable rights that among them are, your life, your liberty and the pursuit of their profit at your expense., –That whenever any form of government becomes the sole property of sick fucks from Hell who derive their power without the consent of the governed, –That whenever any form of Banker owned government becomes destructive for the sheer joy of destruction, it is the right of the ignorant sheep and willing slaves to be deceived into believing they have any right to alter or abolish it and to extend that fantasy into the erroneous belief that a damn thing has changed, laying the foundation for this fantasy on farcical principles and organizing their lack of power into such useless forms that will manage to convince them that their Safety and Happiness means a damn thing to the dual nationals that rule over them. Ignorance, indeed, will dictate that governments long established actually ever came into being when the same government, believed over thrown, actually continued to rule their dumb asses; accordingly all experience has shown that sheep are wholly disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to actually change the shit that The Central Bankers put them through and which they swallow without chewing like something passed off as oatmeal, which is not oatmeal. When a gone dead train of abuses, economic rape, Chosen People Status and a host of psychopathic industry shows clearly an intent to bend them over before the front quarters of these bi-pedal beasts into a condition of absolute Despotism, it is their right, their duty to writhe and undulate beneath the fornicating force of the animals ass raping them because they are both dumber than rocks and less agile than fenceposts. Given this, in all likelihood they will clamor for the opportunity to be assaulted and violated by the offspring and treacherous compatriots who wait in the wings to continue the abuses.– Such has been the willing sufferance of these potato heads; and such is now the continuing befuddlement that constrains them to wander clueless across the looted landscape of their countries vanished wealth and security that have been given over to a criminal banking syndicate of a manufactured country, built on the genocide of the original inhabitants which took place by the consent of the abysmally mindless and ignorant to whom the same thing is now happening. The history of the present Satanic rulership of Israel, is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. We could prove this but will eschew presenting these useless facts to a less than candid but more rather, pornographically naked world. Here follows the silence of the unmentioned and unlisted points that none of the robots engaging in stupid fireworks displays today would have paid any attention to anyway. Feel free to drink a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon from the can and stuff your faces with any of the many configurations of processed pork that make up your dietary preferences and then, drunk and incoherent, feel free to set your national parklands on fire, beat your wife, drive your pickup truck into a tree, or over one of your neighbors glue huffing teens. Feel free to give all praise to Jayzuz who is now working as an MC for the b’nai b’rith on the wedding and circumcision circuit, when he’s not at his second job as a security guard on 47th Street for the stipend of a dose of Methadone and a bag of stale bagels. You’ll be happy to know that someone’s security is intact. In every stage of these Oppressions We have simply bent over and waited for more. We have died in the banker’s wars. We have starved in their manufactured depressions. We have drowned in their porn and blushed with pleasure at their ridicule and contempt. Our repeated cries for, “Can I have another, Sir”, have been answered with another. A slathering demon whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant is perfectly cool with us; “Can I have another, Sir”! Nor have we been wanting in attentions from our Israeli masters. We have failed to warn them, since we are their bitches, from time to time of attempts by their Satanic and wholly owned domestic legislature to please spank our asses and make us call you Daddy. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here and their unobstructed access and egress from here, bypassing all native security of their in house security organ, the TSA. We have appealed to their completely absent sense of Justice and (snicker) magnanimity, and we have conjured them up out of the bowels of Hell to oppress us at their leisure, with no ties of common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably fall on deaf ears. They have also been deaf to the voice of justice and consanguinity, since they are vampires and would prefer to drink our blood accompanied by a canape tray of blood matzos made from the drained forms of our children, in this unleavened concentration camp. We must therefore, acquiesce like the craven cowards that we are, the necessity to denounce nothing and hold them and release them as they see fit because we are not worth shit in our present condition. They are our friends in war to whatever extent they command us and anyone they say is our enemy is toast. We, therefore, the bought and sold Representatives of the disunited States of America, in general catamite Congress, Assembled and appealing to hard of hearing Heaven and the presently Supreme and horned Judge of this world, whom they serve and we get hosed by, please respond to us with the full measure of contempt which we deserve. We state this by the laughable and hijacked authority of the blind and brain dead People of these Colonies and according to the non existent rights of the slave and non independent States; that they must give full allegiance to their Israeli masters and that all political connection should be determined in whatever manner they please and as an anything but Free and Independent States, our Israeli masters have full Power to send us to die in their wars, ignore any opportunity for peace, until they have sucked the last bleeding nickel from the conflict, destroy and piss on all Alliances, completely control all commerce and do whatever else the fuck they want to because we are a slave nation and deserve no better. And for the non support of this Declaration, with a limp dick reliance on protection by the plastic Jesus ?riding on the dashboard of our car?, we mutually pledge to be indifferent to each others lives, our stolen Fortunes and our (cough, cough) ‘reach around’ and reprehensibly profaned honor. That said, we invite ourselves and our compatriots to go fuck ourselves at the earliest convenience, providing that we are not already engaged in some menial task for our Israeli masters and given, that we have already forgotten that this has been our most consistent avocation through all of the shameful years of our subjugation at the hands of the Synagogue of Satan. “Can I have another, Sir”! Here follows the J. Paul Gettysburg address; Fourscore and seven years ago, our fathers allowed to come forth upon this continent, an AskeNAZI ruled nation, conceived for Central Banker profit and dedicated to the proposition that all gentiles are created equal beneath the hobnailed boots of their degenerate masters.

bankers, by the bankers, for the bankers, shall not perish until there is nothing left to steal. Shalom Baby.
Now we are engaged in a manufactured war, showing that this nation and any other ignorant nation is well disposed to fight for the profit of those printing the money. We are met on a continuing battlefield of endless war. We have come to dedicate a portion of this bloodsoaked land as a final resting place for all of the fools who gave up their lives so that that nation can continue to live in servitude to bankers. It is altogether fitting and proper that we do this because we are the very definition of morons.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate – we can not consecrate – we cannot hallow – this ground because it is a testimony and enduring evidence of just how fucking stupid we are. The brave and deluded men, not hardly living and dead for real or simply walking dead, who struggled here, have profaned it, far below our poor power to spin or morph it into something other than what it actually was. The world will little note, nor long remember what we said here because it is a pack of lies, but it can never forget the art deco colored bullshit of our attempt to lend meaning to it. It is for us, the zombie sheep, rahhthar, to be dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from this dishonored crows food we sanctimoniously pretend to a tedious devotion to which they gave everything for the banking houses of Europe and their branches here in the host body – that we fatuously and with empty words bombastically proclaim that these feckless and programmed idiots most definitely did not die in vain because the bankers made a killing in every sense of the word – that this pathetic nation, under a cloud of delusion, shall see an unending redundancy of stillborn and oft aborted freedom and that a government of the Happy 4th of July! End Transmission…….



Thu, 07/05/2012 - 04:13 | 2588101 Prometheus418
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Good ol' Les.  He had one that referenced Zero Hedge a while back, too.

If you look on You Tube under Snordelhans, you'll find a lot of his stuff read by a guy with an incredible, sepulcral voice.  Not cheerful by any stretch of the imagination, but these aren't cheerful times.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 23:05 | 2587878 monad
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GK Chesterton

"So you talk about mobs and the working classes as if they were the question. You've got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists, as you can see from the barons' wars."

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 23:22 | 2587895 monad
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"Our country right or wrong. WHEN RIGHT, TO BE KEPT RIGHT; WHEN WRONG, TO BE PUT RIGHT." - Carl Schurz (emphasis is his)


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 23:51 | 2587923 Clashfan
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My best suggestion for activism on this day is to spead 911 truth:

If that doesn't work, how about sharing some good, rebellious music. This may be the best rock video on Youtube. Here is 2/3. 1/3 and 3/3 are great, too:

Rock on ZH.

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 01:04 | 2588007 toomanyfakecons...
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I'm not overly concerned because the MASS ARRESTS are coming. As sure as the sun will cross the sky, they are coming.

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 02:06 | 2588030 QE49er
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My name is _______ _______, defender of liberty, loyal servant to the true republic of the United States.  Slave to a dying democracy...son to a murdered constitution...and I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 05:47 | 2588142 DonGenaro
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"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever."
Thomas Jefferson

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 05:55 | 2588146 GNWT
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...was he sleeping with one of his slaves while he was "trembling" for his country?...



Thu, 07/05/2012 - 05:53 | 2588144 GNWT
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Hey, fuck you asshole.


There is not one word about killing hundreds of thousands of people

in nonsense wars that are the real reason your beloved white man's 

land is no longer solvent.


And while you are at it, fuck the founding fathers and their bullshit

and the rest... 


Stay liquid my friends...

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