Is America Being Deliberately Pushed Toward Civil War?

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In 2009, Jim Rickards, a lawyer, investment banker and adviser on capital markets to the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, participated in a secret war game sponsored by the Pentagon at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). The game’s objective was to simulate and explore the potential outcomes and effects of a global financial war. At the end of the war game, the Pentagon concluded that the U.S. dollar was at extreme risk of devaluation and collapse in the near term, triggered either by a default of the U.S. Treasury and the dumping of bonds by foreign investors or by hyperinflation by the private Federal Reserve.

These revelations were interesting not because they were “new” or “shocking.” Rather, they were interesting because many of us in the field of alternative economics had already predicted the same outcome for the American financial system years before the APL decided to entertain the notion. At least, that is what the public record indicates.

The idea that our government has indeed run economic collapse scenarios, found the United States in mortal danger and done absolutely nothing to fix the problem is bad enough. I have my doubts, however, that the Pentagon or partnered private think tanks like the RAND Corporation did not run scenarios on dollar collapse before 2009. In fact, I believe there is much evidence to suggest that the military industrial complex has not only been aware of the fiscal weaknesses of the U.S. system for decades, but they have also been actively engaged in exploiting those weaknesses in order to manipulate the American public with fears of cultural catastrophe.

History teaches us that most economic crisis events are followed or preceded immediately by international or domestic conflict. War is the looming shadow behind nearly all fiscal disasters. I suspect that numerous corporate think tanks and the Department Of Defense are perfectly aware of this relationship and have war gamed such events as well. Internal strife and civil war are often natural side effects of economic despair within any population.

Has a second civil war been “gamed” by our government? And are Americans being swindled into fighting and killing each other while the banksters who created the mess observe at their leisure, waiting until the dust settles to return to the scene and collect their prize? Here are some examples of how both sides of the false left/right paradigm are being goaded into turning on each other.

Conservatives: Taunting The Resting Lion

Conservatives, especially Constitutional conservatives, are the warrior class of American society. The average conservative is far more likely to own a firearm, have extensive tactical training with that firearm, have military experience and have less psychological fear of conflict; and he is more apt to take independent physical action in the face of an immediate threat. Constitutional conservatives are also more likely to fight based on principal and heritage, rather than personal gain, and less likely to get wrapped up in the madness of mob activity.

What’s the greatest weakness of conservatives? It’s their tendency to entertain leadership by men who claim exceptional warrior status, even if those men are not necessarily honorable.

Constitutional conservatives are the most substantial existing threat to the establishment hierarchy because, unlike dissenting groups of the past, we know exactly who the guiding hand is behind economic and social calamity. In response, the overall conservative culture has come under relentless attack by the establishment using the Administration of President Barack Obama as a middleman. The goal, I believe, is to direct conservative rage toward the Democratic left and away from the elites. The actions of the White House have become so absurd and so openly hostile as of late that I can surmise only that this is a deliberate strategy to lure conservatives into ill-conceived retaliation against a puppet government, rather than the men behind the curtain.

Department of Defense propaganda briefings with military personnel have been exposed. These briefings train current serving soldiers to view Tea Party conservatives and even Christian organizations as “dangerous extremists.” Reports from sources within Fort Hood and Fort Shelby confirm this trend.

The DOD has denied some of the allegations or claimed that it has “corrected” the problem; however, Judicial Watch has obtained official training documents through a Freedom of Information Act request that affirm that extremist profiling is an integral part of these military briefings. The documents also cite none other than the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a primary resource for the training classes. The SPLC attacks Constitutional organizations and associates them with terrorist and racist groups on a regular basis. (Check pages 32-33.)

This indoctrination program has accelerated since January 2013, after Professor Arie Perliger, a member of a West Point think tank called Combating Terrorism Center, published and circulated a report called “Challengers From The Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far Right” at West Point. The report classified “far right extremists” as “domestic enemies” who commonly “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government , believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights… they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government.”

Soldiers have been told that associating with “far right extremist groups” could be used as grounds for court-martial. A general purge of associated symbolism has ensued, including new orders handed down to Navy SEALs that demand that operators remove the “Don’t Tread On Me” Navy Jack patch from their uniforms.

The indoctrination of the military also follows on the heels of a massive media campaign to demonize Constitutional conservatives who fought against Obamacare in the latest debt ceiling debate as “domestic enemies” and “terrorists.” I documented this in my recent article “Are Constitutional Conservatives Really the Boogeyman.”

Obama and his ilk have been caught red-handed in numerous conspiracies, including Fast and Furious, which shipped American arms through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. And how about the exposure of the Internal Revenue Service’s using its bureaucracy as a weapon to harass Tea Party organizations and activists? And what about Benghazi, Libya, the terrorist attack that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton allowed to happen, if they didn’t directly order it to happen? And let’s not forget about the Edward Snowden revelations, which finally made Americans understand that mass surveillance of our population is a constant reality.

To add icing to the cake, a new book called Double Down, which chronicles the Obama campaign of 2012, quotes personal aides to the President who relate that Obama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, when discussing his use of drone strikes, bragged that he was “really good at killing people.”

Now, my question is, why would the Obama Administration make so many “mistakes,” attack conservatives with such a lack of subtlety and attempt to openly propagandize rank-and-file soldiers, many of whom identify with conservative values? Is it all just insane hubris, or is he serving his handlers by trying to purposely create a volatile response?

Liberals: Taking Away The Cookie Jar

Many on the so-called “left” are socially oriented and find solace in the functions of the group, rather than individualism. They seek safety in administration, centralization and government welfare. Wealth is frowned upon, while “harmonization” of wealth is cheered. They see government as necessary to the daily survival of the nation, and they work to expand Federal influence into all facets of life. Some liberals do this out of a desire to elevate the poverty-stricken and ensure certain educational standards. However, they tend to ignore the homogenizing effect this strategy has on society, making everyone equally destitute and equally stupid. Their faith in government subsidies also makes them vulnerable to funding cuts and reductions in entitlements. The left normally fights only when their standard of living and comfort to which they have grown accustomed plummets below a certain threshold, and mob methods are usually their fallback form of retaliation.

Austerity cuts, which the mainstream media calls the “sequester,” are beginning to take effect. But they are being applied in areas that are clearly meant to create the most public anger. Reductions in welfare programs are also being implemented in a way that will certainly agitate average left-leaning citizens. The debt debate itself revolved around those who want the government to spend within its means versus those who want the government to spend even more on welfare programs. The loss of subsidies is at bottom the greatest fear of the left.

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A sudden and inexplicable shutdown of electronic benefit transfer cards (EBT cards or food stamps) occurred in more than 17 States while the debt debate just happened to be climaxing. This month, cuts to existing food stamp funds have taken effect, and food pantries across the country are scrambling against a sharp spike in demand.

Remember, about 50 million Americans are currently dependent on EBT welfare in order to feed themselves and their families. The response to the relatively short EBT shutdown last month was outright fury. Imagine the response in the event of a long-term shutdown or if extraneous cuts were to occur? And where would that anger be directed? Since the entire debt debacle has been blamed on the Tea Party, I suspect conservatives will be the main target of welfare mobs.

The left, once just as opposed to government stimulus and banker bailouts as the right, is now unwittingly throwing its support behind infinite stimulus in order to cement the continued existence of precious Federal handouts. The issue of Obamacare has utterly blinded liberals to fiscal responsibility. Universal healthcare, perhaps the ultimate Federal handout, is a prize too titillating for them to ignore. Democrats will now go to incredible lengths to defend the Obama White House regardless of past crimes.

They are willing to ignore his offenses against the 4th Amendment and personal privacy. They are willing to look past his offenses against the 1st Amendment, including the Constitutional right to trial by jury for all Americans, and Obama’s secret war against the free speech of whistle-blowers. They are willing to shrug off his endless warmongering in the Mideast, his attempts to foment new war in Syria and Iran, and his support for predator drone strikes in sovereign nations causing severe civilian collateral damage. They are willing to forget Snowden, mass surveillance and executive assassination lists — all for Obamacare.

And the saddest thing of all? It is likely that Obamacare was never meant to be successful in the first place.

Does anyone really believe that the White House, with billions of dollars at its disposal, could not get a website off the ground if it really wanted to? Does anyone really believe that Obama would launch the crowning jewel of his Presidency without making certain that it was fully operational, unless this was part of a greater scheme?

Already, liberal websites and forums across the blogosphere are abuzz with talk of sabotage of the Obamacare website by “the radical right” and the diabolical Koch Brothers. Once again, conservatives are presented as the culprits behind all the left’s troubles.

As I have stated in the past, Obamacare is designed to fail. The government has no capacity to fund it, and never will. Its only conceivable purpose is to further divide the country and excite both sides of the false paradigm into attacking each other as the reason the system is failing, when both sides should be questioning whether the current system should exist at all.

As the situation stands today, at least 50 million welfare recipients and who know how many others exist as a resource pool for the establishment to be used to wreak havoc on the rest of us. All they have to do is take away the cookie jar.

Who Would Win?

Who would prevail in a second American civil war? Tactically, conservatives have the upper hand and are far better prepared. Food rioters wouldn’t last beyond three to six weeks as starvation takes its toll, and mindless mobs would not last long against seasoned riflemen. The military, though suffering purges by the White House, still contains numerous conservatives within its ranks. Outside influences, including NATO or the United Nations, are a possibility. There are numerous factors to consider. But I would point out that the most dangerous adversary Constitutional conservatives face is not the left, Obama or a Federal government gone rogue. Rather, our greatest adversary is ourselves.

If lured into a left/right civil war, would most conservatives be able to see beyond the veil and recognize that the fight is not about Obama, or the Left, or tyrannical government alone? Could we be co-opted by devious influences disguised as friends and compatriots? Will we end up following neocon salesmen and military elites who materialize out of the woodwork at the last minute to lead us to victory while actually leading us to globalization with a slightly different face?

If a civil conflict has been war gamed by the establishment, you can bet they have contingency plans regardless of which side attains the upper hand. In the end, if we do not make the fight about the bankers and globalists, the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, the Council On Foreign Relations, etc., then everyone loses. Who wins in a new American civil war? If we become blinded by the trespasses of a certain White House jester, only the globalists will win.

–Brandon Smith

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  • Motov

    I hope if there is a 2nd “civil war”, people will storm Washington DC and get our government, instead of fighting amongst ourselves.

    • IHateLibs

      Remember . Most LIB/DEMS don’t have Guns.

      • Motov

        And apparently they also lack brains, in the common sense department.

        • Deerinwater

          Well, why don’t you just lead out then?

        • Deerinwater

          Well, why don’t you just lead out then?

          • Motov

            You certainly love to stir the pot.

          • Deerinwater

            Yes, I do ~ especially when I hear the Cat calling the kettle black.

          • Motov

            So are you saying to trust in our government?

          • Deerinwater

            I say, ~ Frame your argument, employing positive and constructive words that seek resolve and resolution rather then fan the flames of discontent and live to see another day of possibilities presented to you without subjecting yourselves to potential harm and great loss.

            We should all know by now , we are not getting out of here alive. Make you short stay worthy your efforts and build and not destroy.

            Elevate your message. You have little to gain and much too lose on your current course .

          • Motov

            I see, so in other words, don’t rock the boat!
            How do you propose to deal with people out to rob us blind? They certainly don’t give a damn about being positive, and their solutions is to silence us, Sorry,… Mr. Niceguy doesn’t work with these imbeciles, because they are crooks. Your idea of playing nicely with a group of bullies won’t work. They don’t have a conscious.

          • Deerinwater

            No, ~ rock the boat all you wish ~ just don’t blow a hole in the boat with that gun your insist on carrying.

            You are just too inpatient, ~ it works just not at the speed that you want it to work. ~ Constant applied resistance creates change just like a Hurricane, it just takes longer.

            Most of our leadership are really not crooks and imbeciles as you claim. ~ This is something the party that has found itself “out of power & out of favor” has mass broadcast in the attempt to solicit your loyalty and your vote. Millions of dollars has been invested to make you ‘feel and think” this way about government and the people that currently hold office.

            Wealthy people., allowed me to back up, ~ Greedy wealthy people are fearful people and have much to lose, ~ They have went about making their holding and position safe from you by misdirecting you. ~ They are not your target, ~ your target is people like me that resist your aggression and attempt to reason with you. ~ So how did I ever get in your cross hairs?

            What events made this possible?

          • Motov

            1) You accuse me of being impatient, We must change from our current course as soon as possible, before total disaster occurs! To use that boat analogy, Obozo is steering us towards Niagara Falls, So “impatient” is the incorrect term, more like self preservation, but the MORON insists on continuing, and lying to the passengers, that he knows where he’s heading. We are closer to the falls than you think, and Obozo is very busy, disabling the boat, so it will go over the falls.

            You say most of our politicians are not crooks? Last election cycle proves your statement wrong. Most blatant voter fraud ever, and no politician has ever seriously gone after the perpetrators. There should be public information on every candidate’s contributors to their election funds.

            We are always having to choose between “the lesser of two evils”, meaning we are going to get a puppet no matter which way the vote goes. BTW, voting is only an illusion that we have any pull in Washington DC, We don’t.

            Wealthy people are not our enemies, The TOP 1% extremely super wealthy people are our enemies. They “own” our government, They “own” mega conglomerates,
            They dictate to government on “regulations” for business, to keep their competitors from succeeding. You have a habit of standing in our crosshairs, as we take aim to bust up their “kingdoms” and the abuses that come from it.

          • ongelofelijk

            Deerinwater, you come over to me as the internal student with many degrees and doctorates in the domain of political and socio-economical science paid for by an outside third party. Have you ever had a real job?

          • Deerinwater

            Oh yea, ~ I’m 65 years tied and been contracting since 1987. ~ before that I held down many jobs and attended many schools of study purely for my amusement and curiosity. ~ mastered none. ~ never planed too. Even now, ~ i enjoy attending classes

            Pull my profile if you wish. just an old country boy, holding a masters degree in mistakes, trying not to make the same ones twice.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Try making some of them English classes, Deer.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            First you need to learn to speak coherently, Deer. So we can figure out what the heck you’re saying.

      • Deerinwater

        I think that you would be surprised who does and who doesn’t have guns. Why any other come of such an event will not be predicated on who has them but the number of people that can bring them to bear and effect change.

        It seems that there is an attempt to shape the battle ground between self proclaimed conservatives and liberals ~ while I think you might be surprise in who you find your true enemy.

      • vietnamvet1971

        YEP, but watch out for the Hot Air they blow from Both Ends.

        • KG

          I wouldn’t count out the so-called “liberals” as being weak and weaponless. There are a few of us who have developed a sort-of left wing paramilitary much in the image of the German Roterkampfbund that fought the Nazis in Germany. I personally have collected former east block nation weapons. And I could get myself a Greek fishermans hat and emulate Lenin.

          • Brandon Smith

            Name some of these supposed hi-speed liberal combat organizations you speak of…we would all enjoy a good chuckle.

          • KG

            NSA
            IRS

            US ARMY
            Men in Black
            Space Aliens
            Illuminati death squads
            etc.

          • Patriot_Dave

            DUDE!!! What are you SMOKIN????

          • Brandon Smith

            So you can’t name any? I figured as much…

          • Deerinwater

            I’m not sure want a high Speed Conservative combat organization might be , much less a liberal one Brandon. ~ is one to wear “Pink” and the other black to tell them apart? ~A bullet don’t pay much attention to political affiliations. ~ I’ve naturalized a few communist but not one of them did I asked for their card. I didn’t feel it necessary. ~

            You are confusing soldering with politics.~ here’s the politics of soldering,~ Your dead and I’m not and i plan it on staying that way.

          • vietnamvet1971

            are you threatening me? quit scaring me you limp wrist Liberal Puke.

      • ongelofelijk

        Libs ” Make Love and no War”!!!

    • Bob666

      Yo Motov,

      People in hell want Ice water-that does not mean they will get it. Civil war is just that-mass chaos with collateral damage and the desire of various factions to gain control.

      Be careful what you hope for.

      Ordo ab Chao

    • Bob666

      Yo Motov,

      People in hell want Ice water-that does not mean they will get it. Civil war is just that-mass chaos with collateral damage and the desire of various factions to gain control.

      Be careful what you hope for.

      Ordo ab Chao

      • Motov

        I’m doing exactly what our government does to us. Who do you really think is responsible for 9-11? If our government is willing to destroy NYC icons, and take out part of the Pentagon (to evade blame,….no doubt), Then we as a people should return the favor, by taking out the crooks who are in Washington D(istrict) of C(rimes)

  • Deerinwater

    Yes, Brandon, some people are working to that end and looking for help among the “Easy to Offend”.

    The primary purpose would be to thin the herd to a more managed size, leaving those on top to stay there, ~ and all else to find a spot if they must rise up out of the ashes.

    To advance one’s self by removing the competition has always been very popular.

  • Bill Scantlen

    Your terminolgy of another civil war is a misnomer.
    I would call it Revolutionary War II. The first fought against a tyrannical British government and the second will be fought against Washington, DC. Hopefully, ending in total destruction of the present structor.

    • Brandon Smith

      The Revolutionary War was itself a “Civil War” of sorts. A large percentage of the colonials fought on the BRITISH side. Playing semantics with the terminology does not change the reality of the situation. I think it’s time to grow up…

    • SteveEd

      Actually the War between the States was not technically a civil war. It was a war between two nations. The Revolutionary War was much more of a civil war than the War Between the States.

  • WTS/JAY

    All wars, civil or otherwise, have been engineered by the globalist banking-elite, and not one of those wars would have been made possible without the full compliance and participation from the ignorant-masses, who had no idea who they were fighting, or why, they were fighting! Civil-disobedience, or non-participation, is the ultimate and most effective civil-war we could engage in. Stop feeding the BEAST!

    • Deerinwater

      And that is what’s happening ~ they are feeding the beast ~ ignorant people that are easily offended and think of themselves are being exceptionally bright and entitled by virtue of birth.

      i’m beginning to think, ~ that maybe I should encourage them, ~now is a good a time as any to get this over with while their numbers small~ In 30 days the ones not cleaned out would be in hiding , living like rats and crapping all over themselves. Wondering how their family might be surviving .

      There is no place to hide, while the dogs of war will go about consuming their own.

      I don’t know exactly how much ammunition they have had to tote around in their miserable little lives, ~ but I can tell you one thing, the stuff gets heavy and you can’t never carry enough.

  • singer23

    Remove the, “Irritants,” in Washington! When there is an infection, fight the cause of it! We know who is behind all the trouble, we must eliminate the problem, the liars in the White house and the Capitol! They call themselves, “Progressives,” they exist in both political Parties!

  • KG

    Poor Brandon. You spend almost a third of your article pointing out the ‘virtues’ of the ‘true conservatives’. Then you complain about the US military’s internal struggle to weed-out these same potential threats to it’s mission. Which one is it?

    These so-called “patriots’ are like the Revolutionary Militia that General George Washington had to deal with. He had to find a career Prussian General (who was openly Gay) to turn the Continental Army from an organized mob into a cohesive fighting force. Most of the ‘soldiers’ that couldn’t hack it in the Army joined the drunken mob known as the Militia. Gen. Washington had to deal with these rable-rousers, so he would put them on the POINT. They would cause a little havoc running around and then retreating back to the pub house. Then Gen, George Washington would lead his Continentals to engage the enemy. So, what the US military is doing is no different than what our founding father George Washington did.

    And you are right. Most of the so-called ‘scandals’ are nothing more than propaganda directed by all the soft-money that the Koch brothers are pumping in.

    Our President, Mr Barak Obama is going to be viewed in history as one of the best president we have had since Bill Clinton. As well as Kennedy and FDR.

    • Deerinwater

      “Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand von Steuben (born Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben; September 17, 1730 – November 28, 1794), also referred to as the Baron von Steuben,[1] was a Prussian-born military officer who served as inspector general and Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines.[2] He wrote the Revolutionary War Drill Manual, the book that served as the standard United States drill manual until theWar of 1812. He served as General George Washington’s chief of staff in the final years of the war.”

      “Steuben eventually settled on a small estate in the vicinity of Rome, New York, on land granted to him for his military service. He later assisted in the founding of theSociety of the Cincinnati and was appointed a regent for what evolved into the State University of New York. He never married and had no children. He left his estate to General Benjamin Walker and Captain William North, who had served as his aides-de-camp during the war, and with whom he had had an “extraordinarily intense emotional relationship … treating them as surrogate sons”.[11] He is buried at what is now the Steuben Memorial State Historic Site.”

      read more; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Wilhelm_von_Steuben

    • Motov

      Yup,…Obozo ranks right up there with Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao, and several other dictators who had world domination in their black hearts.

      • KG

        Tell me, who has been responsible for more deaths – our President, Mr Obama or the former president Mr Bush?

        • Motov

          The shrub is no longer in power and should be rightfully serving time in prison, along with Hitlary, and Bill Clinton. The number of deaths is irrelevant , As I believe Stalin once said, If you kill one it is a tragedy, if you kill 10 million it is a statistic. I do believe Obozo will exceed the shrub before he is out of office!

          • WTS/JAY

            He already has, Motov!

          • Motov

            I guess you are right plus how many more through Obozocare , when rationing begins? , or how many died in mysterious circumstances who were (perceived) whistleblowers, (and like Katrina with Bush) Monster storm Sandy?,….

        • Al Chemist

          “I am really good at killing people.” B. H. Obama, Occupant of the White House.

          • KG

            Yes – like the terrorists that every conservative claimed to be Americas enemy, but couldn’t get until a Democrat got into office.

            Who was the last President besides Clinton to be victorious in a war?

            Democrats know how to win wars.

          • Al Chemist

            Actually, that “I am really good at killing people.” was another Obama lie. That is one thing he is really, really good at. In telling lies, he has no equal. Another thing he is good at is taking credit for the hard work and action of our troops. No democrat or Republican politician ever “got” a single terrorist. W did not “get” Saddam Hussein, and Obama did not “get” bin Laden. Our troops did after years of hard work on their part. Obama just happened to be occupying the White House at the time.

          • KG

            No. You are lying just like all the other Republicans who cant grip with the fact that Bush COULD have done the same, but refused to. Mostly to not offend their friends in Saudi Arabia. It was Obamas policy from the beginning that allowed our military to take out Bin Laden as well as Reagans old nemesis Quaddafy.

            Just face the fact that Democrats are more effective in getting Americas enemies that Republicans.

          • native blood

            Don’t forget they also are the only ones to have waged all-out thermo-nuclear war. Proud now?

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          • Motov

            Osama Bin Laden was already dead. I believe he was suffering from renal failure and required a machine to clean his blood. They sat on this until Obozo’s worthless image started to take a dive, then used this fabrication to boost his popularity.

          • Vis Fac

            KGB Your buddy BUBBA Bill Clinton had FOUR chances to get Bin Laden and REFUSED to do so for fear of OFFENDING Muslims. You Socialists and Liberals are afraid to OFFEND anyone except we patriots which we fine Socialist liberal one dimensional idiot-ology particularly OFFENSIVE.

            Apparently your meth dealer came early so you have the need to expend energy spreading one dimensional liberal propaganda, lies, and conjecture.

            To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

            You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • WTS/JAY

            I think that both, D’s and R’s are equally skilled at “creating”, America’s enemies. Btw, possessing such a skill is an absolute must if one is to have any chance at employment with the military-industrial-complex…err, i mean, Washington D.C.

          • Al Chemist

            “Democrats know how to win wars.”

            Yep! You are right there. Lyndon Johnson was especially good at it.

            Yep! Harry Truman did a bang up job in Korea, also.

          • KG

            In Vietnam, we were actually on the wrong side. And many knew that from the beginning. It was mostly the Military-Industrial complex that is owned by the conservative faction in America that was the impetus behind the Vietnam quagmire. Johnson was convinced by the “new” scientific thinkers that we could be victorious. I think if Kennedy lived, it would have turned out completely different. And if Goldwater got elected, we would be all crispy critters glowing in the dark.

            Korea was the first ‘United Nations” war – not unlike the first Gulf War which ended with Sadam in power as well as with his army still in tact.

          • Al Chemist

            If. There’s that big word ‘if’ again. “…If Goldwater got elected, we would all be crispy critters…”
            If memory serves, only one president has ever authorized the use of nukes. I don’t think Truman was a Republican. And, being the Conservative that I am, I think Truman was correct. It ended the war and saved a lot of American’s from being wounded or killed.

          • Motov

            Viet Nam was a french colony before WW2, France wanted it to stay that way. France was unwilling to give up a cheap source rubber. WW1 & WW2 was costly to France. Being a member of NATO, the Industrial complex saw $$$ to be made, after France failed, We took over, but JFK said “no”, and LBJ said “yes”,… so 5 days before my first birthday, JFK was shot.

        • Vis Fac

          People who are insecure or cannot support their position or agenda are the first to lay blame on others. When you resort to these tactics you have lost.
          We are discussing current politics and you dare not mention the malfeasance of your lord and savior ODUMBO and his administration. As I recall G W Bush had UN authorization and as far as the nation is concerned ODUMBO had none when he allowed and covered up 6 American patriot deaths through Fast and Furious and Benghazi.
          Again you like to point fingers when your hands are septic.

          To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

          You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

        • Vis Fac

          People who are insecure or cannot support their position or agenda are the first to lay blame on others. When you resort to these tactics you have lost.
          We are discussing current politics and you dare not mention the malfeasance of your lord and savior ODUMBO and his administration. As I recall G W Bush had UN authorization and as far as the nation is concerned ODUMBO had none when he allowed and covered up 6 American patriot deaths through Fast and Furious and Benghazi.
          Again you like to point fingers when your hands are septic.

          To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

          You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

        • WTS/JAY

          Under former President George W. Bush, 575 American soldiers died and fewer than 3,000 were wounded in Afghanistan. Under Obama, at least 1,405 soldiers have died and nearly 15,000 additional soldiers have been wounded, which means 70% of the deaths and nearly 80% of the injuries in Afghanistan have occurred under Obama’s watch.

    • vietnamvet1971

      hey mr. Liberal obama Lover he is YOUR president so you keep kissing his Butt, You and the rest of the UNGODLY & UNBELIEVERS will get your reward so Live it up NOW.

    • Brandon Smith

      KG is the perfect example of the average Obama
      apologist/propagandist. He has no moral principle whatsoever, and is
      willing to defend the actions of his fake party and violent and insane
      president regardless of how criminal they are. It takes a person of
      truly low character to support a politician who goes against every
      promise and claimed ideology of his own party.

      KG’s
      attempts to rewrite history are laughable, and I welcome anyone to
      research the true history of the militia, especially the courageous
      actions of the common citizenry who fired the first shots at Lexington
      Green and Concord. The leadership of many patriots was integral to the
      success of the Colonials against British tyranny, however, it was the
      resolve of common farmers and tradesmen to stand their ground that won
      the war in the end.

      It’s not surprising that rabid
      socialists are so desperate to revise the revolutionary history of our
      culture. After all, the founding fathers were individualists, not
      collectivists, and they proved undeniably that individual liberty is
      indeed an effective driving force for political and social change. The
      socialists and communists have been trying to copy their success for
      decades, only to continually fail. They figure, if they can’t deny the
      independent heritage of the American Revolution, then they will do their
      best to sully the characters of long dead men who cannot defend
      themselves. Typical socialist cowardice…

      • KG

        Yea – America ‘collectively organized’ ‘individualists’ to fight the British.

        And try to put a patriotic spin on dead drunkards doesn’t sound very good either, eh Agent Smith?

        • Vis Fac

          So KGB you’ve been CHALLENGED to prove your allegations, so where’s the proof? Not speaking? Too much for you to handle? Or is what you claim MORE LIES? Since I have caught you so many LIES you will NEVER respond. YOU have been rendered IMPOTENT!!!

          To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

          You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

      • Deerinwater

        The early American militia was a seriously undisciplined hot mess Brandon and described well by KG

        I’m sorry, but that’s just the way it went down. If Benjamin Franklin hadn’t been the wise old man that he was and lucked onto Von Steuben looking for work in Paris, having received the boot by the Persian Army for his appreciation for men and been rejected everywhere he had applied , history would read different today.

        But I did enjoy your write up, well done. I enjoyed the way you presented it. I certainly wouldn’t say that it was balanced like some have claimed but more indicative of it origin and writing to a selective audience. Probably one or two of your best works to date.

        Franklin bought Von Steuben passage on the next ship to America along with a Letter of Introduction and the rest is history.

        • Brandon Smith

          And yet, it was the Militia composed of common people that was instrumental in rallying the colonials to fight in the first place. Steuben didn’t fire the shot heard around the world, but its interesting that you feel the need to perpetuate a personal myth that without him the revolution would have ended differently. I welcome you or KG to prove your hypothetical scenario. Looking forward to it, actually…

          • Deerinwater

            Brandon, starting a fight is easy enough to do, ` wining a fight a bit more complex.

            It’s never been hard to bring down the thunder, but living to tell the story is.

            “Friedrich Wilhelm Rudolf Gerhard August, Freiherr von Steuben, a Prussian military officer, arrives at General George Washington’s encampment at Valley Forge on this day in 1778 and commences training soldiers in close-order drill, instilling new confidence and discipline in the demoralized Continental Army.”

            “The Prussian drill techniques he shared were far more advanced than those of other European armies, let alone those of the ragtag Patriots. The ego-crushing methods of modern boot camp were practiced among the shoeless soldiers of Valley Forge with remarkable efficacy”

            “On the merit of his efforts at Valley Forge, Washington recommended that von Steuben be named inspector general of the Continental Army; Congress complied. In this capacity, von Steuben propagated his methods throughout the Patriot forces by circulating his Blue Book, entitled Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States.”

            “While the many Americans who feted Baron von Steuben from Portsmouth to Boston and finally to York might have been impressed General Washington was more taken with the general’s sincerity. As Steuben explained in a recent letter to Washington, the “only object” of his “greatest ambition” was to “render your Country all the Services in my Power, and to deserve the title of the Citizen of America by fighting for the Cause of your Liberty.”

            “Washington later learned that Steuben had only risen to the rank of captain, however the Baron’s expertise in military training was second to none.

            Born a commoner in 1730, Captain Steuben served on the general staff of Frederick the Great during the Seven Years’ War. After the war ended, Steuben was dismissed from the army when Frederick the Great drastically reduced military spending. For the next twelve years, Steuben worked as the chamberlain of the kingdom of Hohenzollern-Hechingen. By the mid-1770s, he had restyled himself as a baron, but was in fact desperate for money and a better position. At this low point in his life, Steuben met Benjamin Franklin in Paris who recognized him as an experienced soldier who could bring order to the Continental Army.”

            “When the Continental Army finally marched out of Valley Forge in June 1778, the well-trained Americans nearly bested the British at Monmouth. After the battle, Washington sent Steuben to assist Nathaniel Greene in the South and later the Baron a battalion to command at Yorktown. In 1783, George Washington wrote his final letter as the American commander to General Steuben, thanking him for his “faithful and meritorious Services.”

            All the battles are here Brandon, for you to review and accept the fact, ~ Washington didn’t have much to work with in the beginning. He needed a game changer and he found one in Steuben and it was from that point forward many men rose to greatness as Success begets Success.

            http://www.mountvernon.org/educational-resources/encyclopedia/battle-long-island

            Battle of Kip’s Bay (September 15, 1776)

            George Washington and his officers considered abandoning and even burning New York City after retreating from Long Island on August 29. Washington, however, erroneously believed that Congress wanted the city held and deployed his forces on a sixteen-mile front. General Israel Putnam’s 5,000-soldier division garrisoned New York while Nathanael Greene stretched a similar number across the central part of Manhattan.

            “Early in the morning of September 16, 1776, General George Washington began composing a letter to the President of Congress. “We are now encamped with the main body of the army on the Heights of Harlem,” Washington explained, “where I should hope the enemy would meet with a defeat in case of an attack.”1The Continental Army had retreated to the northern end of Manhattan following its humiliating loss at the Battle of Long Island in the previous August.

            Battle of Germantown (October 4, 1777)

            Following defeats at Brandywine, Paoli, and the British capture of Philadelphia on September 26, 1777, George Washington attempted to gain the initiative.

            After the British evacuated Boston on March 17, 1776, General George Washington guessed correctly that their next target would be New York. By mid-April, Washington had marched his 19,000 soldiers to Lower Manhattan. He strengthened the batteries that guarded the harbor and constructed forts in northern Manhattan and on Brooklyn Heights across the East River on Long Island.

            Washington waited throughout June for the British to appear, hoping that somehow his undisciplined troops could hold off an attack, which he was certain would come in Manhattan.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Benjamin Franklin was an opportunist who cozied up to whoever he felt best suited his ambitions. He originally sided with the British until he felt the winds of Revolution growing inexorably against the British, then he sided with the Colonists. But even then he was always pushing for the kind of Powerful Central Government which men of Power always seek to further give themselves special-privileges.

          And George Washington lost most of his battles due to a stubborn insistence to go toe-to-toe with the superior British troops even though there had been many prior successes by Generals who were using the only methods effective against the British, i.e. guerrilla warfare. In effect, most of Washington’s battles just ended up with his soldiers being unnecessarily sacrificed as cannon-fodder. Washington was more of a Politician than a fighter.

          http://www.lewrockwell.com/1970/01/murray-n-rothbard/the-trouble-with-george-washington/
          “As if the ragged soldiers at Valley Forge did not have enough troubles, they were to be further plagued by the arrival, in February, of a mendacious Prussian braggart and soldier of fortune calling himself “Baron von Steuben.” Actually, Captain Steuben was neither a baron nor, as he claimed, a Prussian general; but he managed quickly to be elevated to the post of inspector general of the Continental Army. Steuben set about to Prussianize the American army, and so now the hapless soldiery suffered the infliction of the whole structure of petty and meaningless routine designed to stamp out individuality and transform the free and responsible soldier into an automaton subject to the will of his rulers.
          Ever since he had embarked on the Philadelphia campaign, Washington had grown ever further away from the guerrilla tactics that had won him victory at Trenton (and had defeated Burgoyne). Washington had no desire to become a guerrilla chieftain; to his aristocratic temper the only path to glory was through open, frontal combat as practiced by the great states of Europe. Washington had tried this formula, and lost dismally at Brandywine and at Germantown, but this experience taught him no real lessons. He was delighted to have Steuben continue the process he himself had begun in the first year of war of imposing petty enslavement upon a body of free men. Until recently, historians have rhapsodized uncritically over the benefits of Steuben’s training, of the enormous difference in the army’s performance. But Washington’s and his army’s performance was equally undistinguished before and after Steuben; any differences were scarcely visible”.

      • Vis Fac

        These are the very people who malign those who have served in our armed forces yet they feel they have a “duty” to serve and defend a tyrannical master. They are the ones who feel entitled to speak for everyone else yet while doing so only speak for THEIR best interests .

        To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

    • ongelofelijk

      KG, I will be more than happy to buy you and family. a one-way ticket to why not North Korea.

      • KG

        Why would i want to go there? I’m an American citizen. Do you want to live where the ultimate Conservatives have taken over?

        • ongelofelijk

          Who says that people opposite of your mindset are behind “ultimate Conservatism” KG? Combine fact with opinion to state a conclusion. Cogent disputations cause thinking. I am a nonconformist and yes rebellious against a deceitful regime using alarmist arguments that have become prisoners of their own rhetoric. Do I say that we can change many things today .. the obvious answer is yes.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          That is why you have absolutely no credibility on this board, Cagey. But please keep posting. No doubt there are readers who will be steered away from Socialistic tendencies by observing your insanity.

        • Brandon Smith

          Do you want to live where the “ultimate communists” have taken over? Let’s get you that ticket to North Korea…

          • WTS/JAY

            Lol!

    • Justin

      “Most of the ‘soldiers’ that couldn’t hack it in the Army joined the drunken mob known as the Militia”…what a ludicrous statement. I suppose that with enough trolling one can find ‘facts’ anywhere on the net but a “drunken mob” does not march miles through one of the harshest winters in history with little in the way of protection from the elements – and then route the greatest army in the known world back then. These men, many of whom their names will have been forgotten by all but their lineage, were giants and some of the greatest souls that have walked this earth. These men in your so called drunken mob forge what was to become the greatest nation in humanity’s short history. Seems to me that Americans should remember the birth of this nation with pride…not shame and reluctance.

      • independent thinker

        You will notice that Krinineller Gruppe (KG) fails as usual to provide any support for his claims.

      • KG

        You seem to have the ‘militia’ confused with the ‘Continental Army’. Most of the militia simply went home whenever they wanted too. It was Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army that suffered at Valley Forge due to the ‘conservatives’ at the time who refused to support the Army that was supposed to be HELPING them!

        • Vis Fac

          KGB you seem to have fantasy confused with reality. As you are an “authority” and obviously were an “eye witness” you can accurately report in events some 237 years ago.

          You can’t even portray what took place in your “personal” life from 1948 on without fabrications or extreme embellishment, so what makes you think you can comment on anything of importance?

          You are nothing but an impotent liar and you have no credibility.

          Well KGB Let’s do a little recollection of past conversations. First you claimed to be a UNION retiree Then you told me your Old Man was a Recon Marine in Vietnam that used to beat you up then said you were born in 1948 Then you said you retired in 1984.

          Using your analogy since you were said you were born in 1948 that would make you nearly the same age as your “Old Man” Now in 1984 that would make you about 25 when you supposedly retired from the UNION a little while later you said you were wheelchair bound and that you don’t work.

          Let me ask this since all these scenarios cannot possibly be correct which if any of the three are? My guess you are a government dependent touting the virtues of socialism because you are a complete and utter failure. THEREFORE you have ZERO CREDIBILITY here.

          One more thing, Just because something has never happened does not mean it never will. I recall reading the WWI was the war to end all wars and there will never be another World War. Guess what they were wrong. They also said man would never go faster than 60 MPH or that man would never set foot on the moon. Well guess what all have come to fruition So if you don’t want to prepare that is YOUR business, just don’t go mooching for a handout when you have nothing

          To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

          You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      And you are viewed as the Commie Shill that you are, KGB.

      • Vis Fac

        KGB is a LIAR and a SHAM I called him out and this is what I received from KGB ~ “Your comments have been noted and forwarded to the NSA. I suggest that you remove any inflammable object from windows and be very nice to the men dressed in black.” 7:20 p.m., Monday Nov. 4 :

        We can all take note that KGB is impotent and makes threats when he’s been bested or fund out!!

        My original post to KGB

        Force Recon KG

        •a day ago•51

        Well KGB Let’s do a little recollection of past conversations. First you claimed to be a UNION retiree Then you told me your Old Man was a Recon Marine in Vietnam that used to beat you up then said you were born in 1948 Then you said you retired in 1984.

        Using your analogy since you were said you were born in 1948 that would make you nearly the same age as your “Old Man” Now in 1984 that would make you about 25 when you supposedly retired from the UNION a little while later you said you were wheelchair bound and that you don’t work.

        Let me ask this since all these scenarios cannot possibly be correct which if any of the three are? My guess you are a government dependent touting the virtues of socialism because you are a complete and utter failure. THEREFORE you have ZERO CREDIBILITY here.

        One more thing, Just because something has never happened does not mean it never will. I recall reading the WWI was the war to end all wars and there will never be another World War. Guess what they were wrong. They also said man would never go faster than 60 MPH or that man would never set foot on the moon. Well guess what all have come to fruition So if you don’t want to prepare that is YOUR business, just don’t go mooching for a handout when you have nothing

        To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

        You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

    • Alan

      If you truly believe Obama to be one of our best presidents, you are completely out of your mind.

      • WTS/JAY

        KG is just trying to get a rise out of you, Alan. But than again, nobody in their right mind would make such a ridiculous-statement…?

    • WTS/JAY

      KG: Our President, Mr Barak Obama is going to be viewed in history as one of the best president we have had since Bill Clinton. As well as Kennedy and FDR.

      That’s not saying much for Mr. Hussein, KG; nevertheless, a very true and accurate statement. Kudos!

  • 4lifeandfreedom

    Once again, Brandon Smith has shown exceptional journalistic reporting.

  • terryk

    A good article unfortunately I can see the article coming true

  • red55bird

    It sickens me to see my country being destroyed by men of power and greed, yes America is being split in half by a Socialist who own personal agenda is to see a fundamental transformation of America, unlike anything we witness in American history before. If we have a civil war it will be because we see freedom being taken by this Administration and a total disregard of the peoples Constitution. You ask how mush longer can we be bulled by this Marxist in the White House, who goes around the Congress with executive order time after time, and I say within the next 14 months we will have single payer insurance, and Obama will used executive order to change immigration reform and aloud millions of illegals to become citizens of America, this will send many American citizens unto the streets in protest of their Government, precisely what Obama wants to happen, he then can order homeland security to step in to control the people and give orders to shoot to kill anyone who disobey his order to dispersed ( Civil War begins ) My God in heaven I do so want to be wrong about this, but we all know we who love freedom and the Constitution will have to take up arms and FIGHT for our Nation under this Dictator in the oval office.

  • wandamurline

    The people in power really do not want a civil war….they may think that they do, but if it comes down to that, the banksters and elists in this corrupt government will be the first ones that the rebels would seek out to take out. There would not be enough body guards to protect them, and I still believe that at least 70-80% of our soldiers would stand with the people that they took an oath to protect against all enemies both foreign and domestic (the ruling class in Washington). The King of England thought with his mighty army that he could destroy the Patriots….he was wrong and if this liar in chief King thinks he can destroy the Patriots who believe in America and the Constitution, he will have a rude awakening.

    • squeeze127

      The retiring of all those Generals/Admirals is alarming. These brains don’t grow on trees. The ordering of all that hollow point ammo isn’t for hunting purposes. The shut down seemed to be a trial run to see the response of how the vets react. The continuous decline of the American Dollar by QE-3. Division by sex, race, class, and politics is pointing more and more at dividing the people. The total disregard for our most cherished document (Constitution), this all seems at seeing how far they can go before hitting resistance. Very little uniting has been shown by this administration. All signs point to civil unrest and appears to be with this administrations’ blessing. The constant lying of all that’s transpiring. The constant push to dis-arm America. The destruction of the family structure (redefining the definition of marriage), all those executive orders. This is not the work of a President, but of a tyrant. There’s more going on than meets the eye.

  • http://batman-news.com Jim B

    The fire was lit when BHO, and his liberal minions in the Senate and House passed a major piece of unconstitutional legislation which is Obamacare. This was done without a SINGLE Republican vote for a socialist health care atrocity that is now ripping at the fabric of our nations freedom of choice. On that day ill-fated day BHO signal handedly split this country in half. His liberal minions in the Senate and the House are every bit as much to blame for their crimes against this countries single most precious truths, what we hold most dear, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. When America gave up these Freedoms for Obamacare, they rendered their lives to Caesar. The simple truth, just under 10 percent of the population was not insured, this was not a national crisis which it has now turned out to be. The best estimates are that that same amount, 10 percent, will be thrown off their health insurance, and everyone will be pigeonholed into government run plans that will cost everyone nearly twice as much. This debacle hasn’t even started yet, the real fireworks yet to begin, the finally will be a biblical end to the government as we now know it. Men and Women, young and old will kick the teeth in on this government before we let them take our liberty, our freedom of choice, and through it all away on a zero sum game of politics. It’s time for the people to take its county back, and this is the month to do it.

  • Patriot_Dave

    Brandon I think you nailed right here: “If lured into a left/right civil war, would most conservatives be able to see beyond the veil and recognize that the fight is not about Obama, or the Left, or tyrannical government alone? Could we be co-opted by devious influences disguised as friends and compatriots? Will we end up following neocon salesmen and military elites who materialize out of the woodwork at the last minute to lead us to victory while actually leading us to globalization with a slightly different face?”

    Seriously CONSERVATIVES…. if this gets out of hand it will NOT be what most of YOU think…. It will be a battle against the “NEOCONS and the ELITES” as they are the ones pulling the puppet strings and they NEED to win or they LOOSE BIG!!!!

    • Sarah417

      Please be specific. Who are the NEOCONS and ELITES? Can someone name names?

      • Jodi Scott-Trevizo

        George Soros is one of the main ones. Anyone with the last name of Rockefeller, Koch, and predominately, Rothschild.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Can you tell me anything that the Koch’s have stumped for that is contrary to Freedom?

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Quite frankly, I can’t see how they can lose. They will hide away in their exotic getaways until the rest of us have killed enough of each other for them to come back and re-assume their roles of Leadership.
      Our best bet is to get educated and nullify their threat by not letting them make fools of the rest of us, by not killing each other for them. We need to understand why Free Markets, contrary to Propaganda, actually keep us from harm and increase our Prosperity. With Free Markets the Puppet Masters will still have their wealth, but they would actually have to become productive to keep it, instead of having Government run interference for them against their competitors. Those Rich people who actually had Market skills and knew how to please their consumers would prosper, but those whose only skills were Political maneuvering would fall by the wayside, and new Entrepreneurs, unshackled from competition-stifling regulations, would rise up. Anybody who was actually talented, or worked hard, could become successful, no longer being stopped from their success by Crony Politicians protecting their Crony Capitalists.
      What the Leaders don’t want you to know, in an easy-to-read nutshell:
      http://library.mises.org/books/Kel%20Kelly/The%20Case%20for%20Legalizing%20Capitalism.pdf

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Quite frankly, I can’t see how they can lose. They will hide away in their exotic getaways until the rest of us have killed enough of each other for them to come back and re-assume their roles of Leadership.
      Our best bet is to get educated and nullify their threat by not letting them make fools of the rest of us, by not killing each other for them. We need to understand why Free Markets, contrary to Propaganda, actually keep us from harm and increase our Prosperity. With Free Markets the Puppet Masters will still have their wealth, but they would actually have to become productive to keep it, instead of having Government run interference for them against their competitors. Those Rich people who actually had Market skills and knew how to please their consumers would prosper, but those whose only skills were Political maneuvering would fall by the wayside, and new Entrepreneurs, unshackled from competition-stifling regulations, would rise up. Anybody who was actually talented, or worked hard, could become successful, no longer being stopped from their success by Crony Politicians protecting their Crony Capitalists.
      What the Leaders don’t want you to know, in an easy-to-read nutshell:
      http://library.mises.org/books/Kel%20Kelly/The%20Case%20for%20Legalizing%20Capitalism.pdf

      • Patriot_Dave

        If we should find these ‘safe getaways’ perhaps we should make them not so safe…..

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          That would be a waste of life and energy as they would be heavily guarded by people willing to give up their lives for the salary provided by the Rich.

          • Patriot_Dave

            I tell you what…. you find the locations… Share that info here and Let those of us with ‘creativity’ take care of the ‘details’….

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            You flatter me. I wouldn’t have a clue about their whereabouts.

          • Vis Fac

            Belize – Maldives any tropical offshore dollar friendly nation that has no extradition treaty Switzerland because they are supposedly neutral (and the biggest crooks in the world) All you need to know is they have palatial estates and have armed guards. The movie RED has Richard Dreyfus portraying one of these elite so an out of the way estate here in the US is possible as well.
            Bottom line is you can’t smoke em out until they are ready then at that time do we take action things will be chaotic and no one knows who comprises the resistance

            To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

            You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

  • TheOriginalDaveH

    Brandon says — “Has a second civil war been “gamed” by our government?”.
    Ordinary good people might find themselves asking how could that be possible?
    Yet, the signs are all around us.
    We have Leaders who are murdering people overseas with no Trials other than the Mock Sham Trials we call Media. We have Leaders who are stealing other people’s money using the excuse that they are “saving our economy”.
    We tell ourselves, surely they are doing what’s best for us. How could they be so Evil as to do those things selfishly for their own interests? How could they be that Evil?
    http://dissidentvoice.org/2008/05/beware-the-psychopath-my-son/
    Yet, the fact that they are so Evil works in their favor, as it makes it that much harder for good people to come to that very real conclusion. It’s much easier to swallow the pablum and make-believe that the world is filled with Leaders who have good intentions.
    http://mises.org/books/century.pdf

    We need to wise up and beat them at their own game. Don’t let them push us into a War. Instead, educate yourself so you can convince the Naive of the reality. With enough education the people can rise up in a non-violent mass and throw the psychopaths off our backs peacefully.

    Otherwise, we will just be playing right into their hands.

    • Vis Fac

      Dave The current administration attempted to disarm Americans using their Fast and Furious debacle I believe the shootings that occurred in supposedly “safe gun free zones” like Aurora Co. Sandyhook Elementary School the Navy yard and most recently the LAX were perpetrated to direct attention to gain support for more gun control. They tried to start a racial war after the Zimmerman trial and used the EBT system as a “test” to plan for a martial law takeover.

      Those of you who cannot see this need to be paying closer attention to events as they unfold. All these events have been “orchestrated” to plan for any scenario against what the government deems to be as threatening.

      Arm yourself and lock and load it’s going to get rough.

      To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

      You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only
      requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it
      up!!!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

    • JeffH

      This one paragraph says it all, “We need to wise up and beat them at their own game. Don’t let them push us into a War. Instead, educate yourself so you can convince the Naive of the reality. With enough education the people can rise up in a non-violent mass and throw the psychopaths off our backs peacefully.”

      I agree! The progressive propagandists have one major playbook as their go-to…Chicago’s Saul Alinsky – “Rules For Radicals”…if you read it, understand it…you can use the same basic methods to turn the table and battle them on equal footing. Without the knowledge and understanding of the games rules…we shall remain defeated ignorants. This is not a battle of “me or I”, it is a battle to maintain “our” Constitutional Republic and “our” natural right to freedom and liberty.

      “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness…” – text from the Declaration of Independence(Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776)

  • TheOriginalDaveH

    Another great article, Brandon.

  • notahero

    Very good article, and very true, except that this particular scenario has been playing out since about 1963. America has literally become “The Matrix” movie. The “puppet masters” who pull the strings of BOTH political parties may have changed names over the years, but their core interests have not. The American people, in general, have been lulled into a false sense of security, almost since the inception of the Constitution. The very people they trust, or once trusted, have betrayed them, but they are too preoccupied to ever wake up and realize what is going on and, if they should wake up now, it may already be too late. Why do you think public schools no longer teach American History? You can lie about history, but history does not lie. Thomas Jefferson tried to warn of the danger of “economic tyranny” and that is exactly what we have here. “Pay to play” is the name of the game and has been for a long, long time now. Is there time left for Americans to wake up, examine their own selfish motives, and determine to do that which is correct to “Save the Republic?” I doubt it!

    • Vis Fac

      Funny you should mention the Matrix for I have done so using liberalism to draw fresh new supporters to the “Matrix” for quite some time. I’m glad someone else has seen the eerie similarity.

      To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

      You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only
      requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it
      up!!!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

      • notahero

        Thanks for your comment. As “brothers in arms” (different branch) we cannot change the fact that, active or retired, we will always be American Soldiers. Many of us, who are still active, feel we are on shaky ground and don’t know who can be trusted anymore. Very soon, you will hear about a renewed “Bring Our Troops Home” campaign. I know from a “field standpoint” this may rub some vets the wrong way because our natural (learned) reaction in the military is that the job is not done yet. However, all I ask is that you will consider this thoughtfully, in the light of current conditions on the ground, and of the same oath we all have taken to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

        • Vis Fac

          As is in all wars politicians run them with inane “rules of engagement” without regard for those who they send into battle. From a military position you fight a war to win doing whatever is necessary then come home. Fighting a war of attrition is pointless as nothing is accomplished except population reduction. I see government taking the same path when trying to solve our domestic problems. Throw assets and money at it but the problem remains and manifests itself to arise later. If we are not in it to win it we should never get involved. We have created a monster that cannot be slain because popular opinion and Political Correctness PROHIBITS us from doing so.

          We should let those who want to wage war with one another do so and not intervene and only act when we are threatened .

          To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the wolf hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

          You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

  • krell51

    War is inevitable, but we must be careful not to become what we’re fighting, not to become the evil we have seen rise so many times before.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      With the current state of dumbed-down Americans, we would be almost certain to end up under the thumb of yet another psychotic dictator.
      The only chance we have is education of the masses.
      http://mises.org/daily/5363/The-Next-American-Revolution-Wont-Be-Like-the-First

      • hungry4food

        Dem. Lt. Gov. Nominee Refuses To Shake Hands With Black GOP Opponent

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Why does that not surprise me?

  • WTS/JAY

    It’s good to be informed; it’s useless, however, if you cannot format that information into proper intelligible models. Too much unprocessed information will send your brain into overdrive. Thus, it’s good judgment to step away from all the noisy headlines, breaking news, terror alarms and show-biz news anchors. It’s like when you look at a Claude Monet impressionist painting: if you stand too close, you only see a maze of little coloured dots, but when you take a dozen steps back then the beauty of the work unfolds before your eyes.

    In today’s information overdrive, we must join the dots correctly in spite of the global media’s insistence that we connect them all wrong.

    By now, most of us have realised that ours is “a planet at war”; not at war with some alien world (that would make things easier to understand!). Rather, we are a civilisation waging civil war with itself and against itself.

    Reading the global press, you might think this is a war between sovereign nations, but it’s more complicated than that. This world war is waged by a hugely powerful, illegitimate, authoritarian but numerically tiny Global Elite, embedded deep inside the public and private power structures of just about every nation on Earth; notably, the United States of America.

    Like a cancerous malignant tumour, we can’t remove it outright; we can only hope to weaken it and arrest its growth before it metastasizes, killing mankind’s whole body politic. What the world needs now is some subtle sort of “virtual political chemotherapy” to remove and destroy this malignant tumour governing the world.

    A key manifestation of this social and political illness lies in the extreme inequalities that exist in the USA, where the richest 1% of the population owns 35% of the country’s wealth, whilst the bottom 90% must do what they can with just 25% of national wealth. Worse still, the overwhelming majority of Congressmen, Senators, and top Executive Branch officers fall under the “top richest 1%” category.

    Understanding hidden intentions, long-term plans, hegemonic ambitions and the unconfessable plots necessary to achieve them is particularly important for US, UK, European and Australian citizens. After all, it’s their leaders who formally order their countries’ armed forces to ransack and destroy target countries.

    When voters in Argentina, Colombia, Nigeria or Malaysia choose the wrong leaders, they themselves are the sole victims of their bad electoral judgment. But when US, British or French voters in their folly put the wrong people in power in their countries, then hundreds of millions around the world suffer from their bombs, drones, invasions, interference and regime changes.

    more here: http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/final-conflict-2012-engineering-world-war-iii

  • John H. Holliday D.D.S.

    The so called “United States Of America” has been in a constant and continuous state of Civil War since probably the end of the first Civil War in 1865 or at least since the beginning of the Great Depression of 1929, although the seeds of the Great Depression might be traced back to the founding of the bankster cartel known as the Federal Reserve.

  • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

    “Is America Being Deliberately Pushed Toward Civil War?”
    YES….YES AND YES…..

  • JeffH

    Brandon Smith has delivered another well thought out, well documented and a spot on accurate account of the impending threat to our Constitutional Republic and those of us who recognize the puppet government in DC is just the voice of a much more diabolical group of “men”!

    I’ll remind all of you of a quote by a real greedy power monger “Dr. Evil” , Mayer Amschel Rothschild: ‘Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws.’

    Brandon states that “Constitutional conservatives are also more likely to fight based on principal and heritage, rather than personal gain, and less likely to get wrapped up in the madness of mob activity.”

    While I agree with the premis, there are certainly other “Constitutional” minded patriots that will also join the fight based on the same principal and heritage, rather than personal gain, and less likely to get wrapped up in the madness of mob activity.

    Brandon correctly says “In response, the overall conservative culture has come under relentless attack by the establishment using the Administration of President Barack Obama as a middleman. The goal, I believe, is to direct conservative rage toward the Democratic left and away from the elites. The actions of the White House have become so absurd and so openly hostile as of late that I can surmise only that this is a deliberate strategy to lure conservatives into ill-conceived retaliation against a puppet government, rather than the men behind the curtain.”

    Brandon goes on to say “In the end, if we do not make the fight about the bankers and globalists, the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, the Council On Foreign Relations, etc., then everyone loses. Who wins in a new American civil war? If we become blinded by the trespasses of a certain White House jester, only the globalists will win.”

    Hence the propagandists and the indoctrinators like a Rothschild banking cabal representative, hedge fund giant and world money manipulator Geaorge Soros through his Open Society Institute have created groups and organizations that have molded the progressive modern movement which shares the intellectual roots of European state theorists like Hegel and Marx. History has shown their ideas came to fruition in 20th century Europe in the forms of communism in Russia, national socialism––that is, Naziism––in Germany, and fascism in Italy.

    The first modern Progressive president was Teddy Roosevelt, the second Woodrow Wilson elected in 1912 and stumping for the Central Banking system/Fed Res. Then it was FDR’s New Deal of the 1930s that took up where Wilson’s New Freedom left off, bringing to reality many of the Progressives’ aspirations in the form of a vast and deep expansion of government control of the economy.

    The progressives rejected the notion of negative liberty secured through a limited government, of “natural rights” and any subsequent limits of power set up to secure those rights. They viewed the Constitution as a roadblock to progress, not a bulwark of freedom. They saw unbridled freedom in capitalism as the chief enemy of their notion of freedom and sought to use government as the means to the end of social progress.

    Seeing individuals as actual or potential victims of capitalistic oppression, progressives believed the only way to liberate people was through the force of government headed by scientific experts. Government, then, should be used in a positive way to proactively liberate people from social and economic oppression in order to secure a higher social progress. Progressive freedom, then, is the freedom to become x, y, and z made possible through government-directed societal arrangements.

    They all believed that only a government so populated with and administered by elitists could be up to the job.

    According to the Declaration, rights such as Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness come from nature, are gifts of God, and therefore precede government. According to the progressives something close to the reverse needs be believed. Rights come after governments because “rights” are the results of positive actions taken by those in power.

    Progressivism prefers collective social welfare over its perceived adversary, individual freedom. It is an either or situation: you are free one way or free their way.

    You have a right to free speech, for example. It does my freedom and property no damage for you to exercise your right to free speech. You have a right to the free exercise of religion. Jefferson noted that, “It neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket” if you worship one God or a hundred gods. You and others may assemble freely to protest the government for any grievance, real or perceived, and it costs nothing of other’s property for you to do so. Your Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness takes nothing from my Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.
    http://freedomlessons.net/freedom-101/progressives-and-tug-o-war/
    What about a “right to healthcare”? How can everyone have healthcare provided for them at no cost to them without that act of government first confiscating and them redistributing the property of other citizens? And if that happens, are we freer or less free to choose our own medical services with our own money, or has such a government program established for us the number of choices we have available? The number of services we may attain? The very doctor we can or cannot consult?