"It's All A Lie" - Self-Reflection At The Twilight Of The American Empire

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

There is a true law, a right reason, conformable to nature, universal, unchangeable, eternal, whose commands urge us to duty, and whose prohibitions restrain us from evil. Whether it enjoins or forbids, the good respect its injunctions, and the wicked treat them with indifference. This law cannot be contradicted by any other law, and is not liable either to derogation or abrogation. Neither the senate nor the people can give us any dispensation for not obeying this universal law of justice. It needs no other expositor and interpreter than our own conscience. It is not one thing at Rome and another at Athens; one thing today and another tomorrow; but in all times and nations this universal law must for ever reign, eternal and imperishable. It is the sovereign master and emperor of all beings. God himself is its author,—its promulgator,—its enforcer. He who obeys it not, flies from himself, and does violence to the very nature of man. For his crime he must endure the severest penalties hereafter, even if he avoid the usual misfortunes of the present life.

– Marcus Tullius Cicero

American influence abroad, as defined by the power and status of the U.S. empire, has been in consistent decline for nearly two decades now. Indeed, when the history books are written it’ll be clear that the dotcom boom and bust at the end of the 20th century marked the peak of U.S. imperial strength. Shortly after that bubble burst our nation was faced with the brutal and traumatizing 9/11 attacks, and the overreaction to this event unleashed a mass insanity across the American public from which we have never recovered.

Specifically, the attacks of September 11, 2001 were ruthlessly and immediately exploited by degenerate power hungry charlatans in D.C. and elsewhere to fear-monger an entire country to give up liberty in exchange for a promise of safety. With that devilish bargain our society committed cultural suicide.

As is so often the case with such terrible events, the worst of the worst took charge within our government and began to define the cultural narrative in fascistic terms. These sociopathic war mongers saw the terror attack as an excuse to advance their twisted imperial ambitions abroad, while also earning a fortune pursuing unconstitutional surveillance “opportunities” at home. This Owellian death spiral has been ongoing for over sixteen years now, and doesn’t skip a beat irrespective of who sits in the Oval office. It’s an unaccountable, corrupt and nefarious beast consisting of government, intelligence agencies, mega corporations and Wall Street. This is late-stage U.S. Empire, and it’ll consume everything it can in its path before coming to its inevitable end.

The American people have been fed endless lies for a very long time, and while people are starting to wake up, too many continue to fall for the same old deranged partisan nonsense. Obama was supposed to save us from Bush, then Trump was supposed to save us from Obama. Half the country now prays for some yet to be determined Presidential savior like Oprah to come rescue them in 2020. This is the definition of insanity.

The only way we’ll recover as a nation is if we take a long hard look in the mirror and see how stupid, arrogant and destructive we’ve been since 9/11. One year into the Presidency of Donald Trump, a person Democrats have labeled a Hitler-esque Putin puppet, and 55 Democrats (including Nancy Pelosi and “resistance” hero Adam Schiff) voted to give him and Jeff Sessions more unconstitutional surveillance powers over the public.

It’s so obvious these dishonest politicians in government are constantly lie to you, but many people simply refuse to admit it. The public loves to be endlessly conned along silly, tribal, partisan lines rather than admit that the rot isn’t partisan, but systemic. All sociopaths in D.C. have to do is tweak the message a little every four years to get people frothing at the mouth for a new savior. The reason we can’t have nice things is because too many of us are so completely gullible and easily manipulated by power-hungry crooks we paradoxically call “leaders.” The only thing these people are leading us into is a gigantic ditch.

Earlier this week, I came across the following tweet and it summed things up perfectly for me.

 

 

It’s all a lie.

https://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/inline-images/20180117_food_0.png

All these leaders, whether they’re politicians in government or CEOs at mega corporations, they’re all lying to you. Things are not well and won’t get better until we grow up, take responsibility and stop being conned. If you don’t know who the sucker at the imperial poker table is, it’s probably you.

This is why I spent so much of the last year writing about how important it is to focus. on yourself. As individuals, we can’t control outside events and we can’t control the consciousness of others, but we can get ahold of our own minds and affect the world around us through our own actions. If enough of us focus on that as opposed to spending all our energy on external drama, things will get better.

Whether we think it’s a good thing or a bad thing, the U.S. empire is rapidly fading into the sunset. The signs are everywhere and are undeniable at this point. I don’t say this to fear-monger, but because I think it’s crucial people aren’t caught off guard by how much the world will change over the next 5-10 years.

As was the case with 9/11, it’s when we’re blindsided that we’re most easily manipulated by bad actors who want to control and take advantage of you. Let’s not be blindsided again.

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Comments

SILVERGEDDON Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:51 Permalink

Yepper Dawgs.

Kings and barons sending men to the village to steal your grain and chickens. 

And, fuck your females as well as hang you if you object.

Nothing changes until good men make change happen.

Then after a generation or two, it all slides ass backwards all over again.

Same as it ever was. 

uhland62 Mr. Universe Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:16 Permalink

The debt will have to be written off. Nobody can service such debt and conduct half a dozen wars at the same time.

When a bomb is dropped, it's money gone. But they don't learn, just read elsewhere (even if only a comment) how an American was salivating to destroy Turkey.

Trump is just another liar POTUS. Remember "I love wikileaks".  What a deception!!!

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Barney Fife Mr. Universe Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:48 Permalink

You nailed it. The dishonest elect the dishonest. Until, and only when, the typical Mur'can stops lying to himself, lying that Mur'ca is the greatest nation on Earth - it isn't, it USED to be -, lying about how all we need is a Donald Trump savior to "fix this", lying about how the issues are tribally partisan - "It's the democrats fault!", lying to themselves about the morality of our external actions abroad, lying about the severity of the disintegration of the US, again, it comes back to "just getting enough honest Republicans elected". 

Until all this lying stops then NOTHING will change. 

A good step would be for those here that enthusiastically voted for Trump to eat a little humble pie, admit publicly that they were a fool and a tool, and make a promise to themselves to never allow their "feels" to turn them ever again into a useful idiot. 

Not holding my breath. Their egos will tell them too many soothing lies (again, pathological lying) to ever allow themselves to do that. 

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D503 SILVERGEDDON Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:59 Permalink

So who is going to be our martyr? You? You? Any takers willing to lose it all so the wicked can get another free pass on their piss poor behavior of laying down while their wicked leaders lay them asunder?

Cowards beg for a hero but the lot of you are unworthy of one. As such, you won't receive one.

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Arrow4Truth D503 Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:18 Permalink

There is no need for a martyr... and there will be no savior. Been trying to stress, convince, encourage, or otherwise influence others for some time that the issues that all are faced with are symptoms of a dis-ease. The cure can be administered in one of two ways. The preferable, least painful method is to withdraw consent, stop paying for their criminal behavior and stop the shit-show. The other is expensive, painful, and/or deadly. If the preferred method is not implemented by enough to cause them pain and concern, the latter will be the only option under duress. Any ideas? 

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Noktirnal Arrow4Truth Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:30 Permalink

This is what I have been saying for years, here and everywhere else where anyone would listen. Stop playing their game. Stop paying their bills. Don't support or comply with any of their rules. Be moral. Have some principles. Be willing to live and die by them. Stop paying income taxes. This means "earned income".  Reduce all other taxes as much as possible by limiting purchases. Barter. Learn skills that can be traded. Stop using FRN's as much as possible. Stop using banks where possible. Know the companies you trade with, and what agendas you may be promoting. Quit MSM. Stop consuming garbage. Ignore the government in all possible ways you can get away with. Starve the beast.

Seriously though, there's not many people willing to quit their jobs, and live a much more meager lifestyle. If the government came for 49% of us tonight, the other 51% would be cheering them on.

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commoncourtesy Arrow4Truth Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:43 Permalink

Spot on Arrow4Truth.

USA Inc. (what people consider a country with a Government) is merely a corporation - a service provider. Somehow the logic of people being 'in charge' has been flipped in favor of people being dictated to by a private company with private company (statutory) legislation (controlled by the Military)!

In their corporate world, people vote to change the board, but cannot change those who own/control the actual corporation. As has been said on this site before, a President is SELECTED, not elected. This pretty much now applies to most Countries of the world who have been taken over by International Banksters and Corporations and into their bankruptcy scam!.  

Their private script is worthless! we trade rented Promissory Notes.

  

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SybilDefense ClassicalLib17 Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:51 Permalink

Its time to be the heros we seek.

The constitution is our cookbook.  Let's get cooking!

We the People was never intended to mean "those assholes who got elected"

Strengthen your family, then your community, then your country.  We are allowed a militia, one in which we can meet, educate and drill.  Help organize your community members, and learn to prepare for self governance and self defense. Type in Reading PA Civil Defense and see how it was done in the 60's.  Bring it back with our without the governments blessings, or ask the gov for funds to start it in your community.

WE have to do this.  No one is going to wave a magic MAGA hat and the swamp will drain.  Its going to take hard work and practice.  The opposition has a 15 year head start. 

Learn how the repeal of the Smith Mundt act was snuck into law to allow propaganda (think MSM) on American soil.  

Its all there right in front of us, like a carrot on a stick.  I guess you have to ask yourself... Do we have a big enough stick??

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ebworthen SILVERGEDDON Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:44 Permalink

Great stuff Mike.  My Sister asked "WTF is going on!?" at Christmas.  I've been trying to formulate a response, and this summarizes it perfectly.  I'm forwarding it to Her. 

SILVERGEDDON - Spot on!  Going to have to buy some more Silver this week!  Thanks for letting me pwn your post.  These fuckers ARE coming for my grain, chickens, and Women!  "Hang 'em high!".

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Deep Snorkeler arby63 Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:17 Permalink

Any sense of logic and proportion is an illusion.

Americans are locked in pre-framed mind cubes.

They lack functional awareness.

Women get breast implants to validate their intelligence.

Kellyanne was a paid guest speaker at a necrophilia cult.

Hordes of robots are waiting for jobs.

Most Americans are neurotically illiterate.

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pndr4495 Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:10 Permalink

This is from C.S. Lewis & it is taken from his talks to the British people during WW II : 

There is one bit of advice given to us by the ancient heathen Greeks, and by the Jews in the Old Testament, and by the great Christian teachers of the Middle Ages, which the modern economic system has completely disobeyed. All these people told us not to lend money at interest: and lending money at interest — what we call investment — is the basis of our whole system. Now it may not absolutely follow that we are wrong. Some people say that when Moses and Aristotle and the Christians agreed in forbidding interest (or “usury” as they called it), they could not foresee the joint stock company, and were only dunking of the private moneylender, and that, therefore, we need not bother about what they said.

That is a question I cannot decide on. I am not an economist and I simply do not know whether the investment system is responsible for the state we are in or not. This is where we want the Christian economist. But I should not have been honest if I had not told you that three great civilizations had agreed (or so it seems at first sight) in condemning the very thing on which we have based our whole life.

 

Count Cherep pndr4495 Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:17 Permalink

Ezra Pound - What is Money For?

Excerpts:

We will never see an end of ructions, we will never have a sane and steady administration until we gain an absolutely clear conception of money. I mean an absolutely not an approximately clear conception.

I can, if you like, go back to paper money issued in China in or about A.D. 840, but we are concerned with the vagaries of the Western World. FIRST, Paterson, the founder of the Bank of England, told his shareholders that they would profit because "the bank hath profit on the interest of all the moneys which it creates out of nothing." What then is this "money" the banker can create out of nothing"?

...
PURPOSE OF MONEY
If you think it is a mantrap or a means of bleeding the public, you will admire the banking system as run by the Rothschilds and international bankers. If you think it is a means of sweating profits out of the public, you will admire the stock exchange. Hence ultimately for the sake of keeping your ideas in order you will need a few principles.

THE AIM of a sane and decent economic system is to fix things so that decent people can eat, have clothes and houses up to the limit of available goods.
 

https://archive.org/details/WhatIsMoneyFor

http://kennysideshow.blogspot.ca/2012/10/no-more-myths.html

 

 

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Giant Meteor Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:11 Permalink

"The American people have been fed endless lies for a very long time, and while people are starting to wake up, too many continue to fall for the same old deranged partisan nonsense. Obama was supposed to save us from Bush, then Trump was supposed to save us from Obama. Half the country now prays for some yet to be determined Presidential savior like Oprah to come rescue them in 2020. This is the definition of insanity."

Correct. Objective self analysis, although extremely difficult, and often quite painful is however far from impossible. The two critical ingredients it needs for successful conclusion however, or to avail any positive result whatsoever, are honesty, and humility ..

And those two ingredients dear reader, are in critically short supply ..

Mr Hankey Giant Meteor Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:40 Permalink

Yabbut, Yabbut, Our Brave and Heroic Safety Friends  will keep us safe & warm at nite .Itz their job.

' MURICA!!!!FUCK YEAH!!!!!Coming again to save the mutherfuckin day YEAH!!!!!!USA!!!!!USA!!!!!USA!!!!!NASCAR!!!!!!!Military parades!!!!$$$$$$ SLO MO  FLAGS&EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ BACON DOUBLE CHEESEBURGERS!!!!!!!!$$$$$$$$$$ FLAGWANKING!!!!!!!!!!DIABETES!!!!!!!!! PUT SOME MORE SUNOCO FUEL IN THAT LILLY DIABETES CAR GETTING SUNOCO FUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!$$$ BLOW ME 'MURICA!!!!!!!!!BURN,BABY-BURNERS, BURN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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MusicIsYou Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:12 Permalink

All I can say is that people who have true power don't seek positions of power or wealth to wield power because they already hold power. Only those with a void in the spirit seeks power but the powerful are created without that void in them. A voided soul has to acquire as much as they can get from their current life and they like to get the masses to say you only have one life to live. Of course unless you happen to be immortal but the truly immortal don't go whoring after riches and power because they already have "Real" riches and power.

commoncourtesy MusicIsYou Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:04 Permalink

I wish I could up vote you more.

'Real wealth' is sadly mistaken.

I would argue money can (in the wrong hands) be 'dangerously' addictive and can ruin lives. It should come with a warning label that if used incorrectly can potentially have side effects; an abuse of power; control; mis-trust and fear; lies and endemic corruption. 

It can also be extremely contagious to those around you.   

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