The Possible Outcomes Of The Shutdown Theater

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Only a week ago, the consensus among most mainstream economic analysts and even some alternative analysts was that a government shutdown was not going to happen. The Republicans would fold in the shadow of President Barack Obama’s overwhelming drive for socialization, spending would continue to grow unabated, and the debt ceiling would be vaulted yet again to feed the bureaucratic machine with more fiat. Today, there is no consensus, very few people continue to be so blithely self-assured and even the mainstream is beginning to wonder if a much bigger game is afoot here.

One rule I try to follow whenever possible is to always be open to possibilities beyond the expected and never assume that today’s dynamic will be the same as tomorrow’s dynamic. In a world of staggering political and economic manipulation, one has to grasp hold of certain fundamental truths in order to survive. In my time working within the liberty movement and outside of the mainstream, these are a few of the cold, hard truths that have served me well.

It’s Always About Globalization

Every action the elites within our government take pushes the U.S. closer to globalism and away from sovereignty. We may not always see the bigger picture in the heat of the moment, but a look back tells us much. Seemingly simple changes in financial legislation render devastating fiscal shifts a decade later (as with the progressive erasure of Glass-Steagall). Shocking disaster events that appear random suddenly open doors for totalitarian legislation that had been prepared years in advance. Wars end with further calls for world “unification.” Nothing, and I mean nothing, happens within government that does not revolve around the desire of establishment oligarchy to achieve total global economic, political and social control.

The Bankers Did It

Central banks and international banks are the bedrock of globalization, and all greater political decisions eventually stand on this bedrock. One need only examine the cabinets of the past four U.S. Presidents; there you will find a regular carnival freak show of banking elites who would go on to revolve in and out of government and back into the international financial sector. Private central banks like the Federal Reserve dominate the very currency (and thus the economy) of most nations on the planet. Most wars and man-made disasters of the past several centuries have served only to further enrich and empower the merchant class, and the same holds true today. If you want to understand why a certain calamity has occurred, first look to who benefited most. Invariably, you will find the banker class smiling when all is said and done.

America’s Two-Party System Is Actually A One-Party System

If you do not yet understand that the elite of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party share the same foundational philosophy of globalism, then you will never understand why our government does what it does. Public battles of words and legislation are nothing but rhetorical cinema. Ultimately, the goals of neocons and neolibs revolve around the centralization of power. All legislation is used either to further centralization or as a smokescreen to confuse the public while centralization is taking place. When has the leadership of either party, for instance, ever demanded a full audit of the Federal Reserve? When has the leadership of either party ever attempted to dismantle the Patriot Act or the despotic provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act or the President’s openly admitted assassination list? They may seem to disagree violently at times, but do not be fooled. The disagreement is likely just another means to gain more dominance.

The Goal Is To Destroy The American Economy

What you believe to be political blunders are often actually calculated and engineered events. What you believe to be chaotic disasters of coincidence are often actually deliberate acts of attrition warfare against the common people disguised as random catastrophe. Those you believe to be heroes are actually villains in friendly masks. Those you are told to be villains are actually good men and women who refused to be enslaved by the system. That which you see and hear is never exactly as it appears.

Nearly every concrete action our government and central bank have taken in the past several decades has led to the further erosion of the American economy. If this is all just the consequence of “stupidity” or “childish greed,” you would think our so-called leadership would have at least made a few good decisions by mistake; but they are incredibly adept at choosing all the wrong paths.

The reality is that collapses on the scale we are now witnessing in America rarely happen by accident.

The destruction of Glass-Steagall was a carefully crafted coup. The Federal Reserve deliberately and artificially lowered interest rates in order to allow banks to generate massive toxic debt through the derivatives markets. The Securities and Exchange Commission did little to nothing to stop the spread of cancerous mortgage instruments and ignored numerous calls for investigation. Ratings agencies like Moody’s and Fitch examined all of these toxic assets, knowing exactly what they were, and rated them AAA anyway. And banks like Goldman Sachs, knowing that the market was a sham, sold these bad assets around the world and then secretly bet against them later. Either this is economic warfare implemented with precision, or it’s all a string of coincidental blunders. I don’t believe in such coincidences.

America is being destroyed by design to make way for a new global system administered by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as well as a new global currency tied to the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights.

If you are able to accept this, the confusion surrounding events like the government shutdown and debt ceiling debate withers, and everything becomes clear. With that clarity in mind, we can now examine the possible outcomes of the shutdown theater.

Republicans Surrender At The Last Minute

Of course, since both parties are essentially one party, the idea of “brinksmanship” on the part of either is absurd. The GOP will surrender, or “stand fast,” because its serves the interests of the globalist establishment. There is no political battle here, only the empty chest-beating of a staged wrestling match.

Bets on a last-minute Republican reversal were in the majority for the past week of the shutdown, but that is slowly changing — and for good reason. Obama has stated that the Affordable Care Act is off the table in negotiations, while Republicans like Ted Cruz and John Boehner are now stating with surprising candor that debt default is on the table if Obama refuses to compromise.

Gee, it would seem we are at an impasse. In the meantime, the GOP is also moving to wrap the debt ceiling debate into the shutdown fight, making a “diplomatic compromise” even less likely to make sense to the public. (Those who argued that the shutdown and the debt ceiling were two entirely separate issued should accept this reality and move on.)

If I were writing this bit of fiction, I would say I was writing myself into a corner and that a last-minute Republican white flag would be illogical to my audience. That said, not all stories are well-written stories, so a Republican rollover remains an option for the time being. The primary reason I can see for the establishment to instruct the GOP to retreat would be to set the stage for a new stimulus event, like a war, which still leaves the U.S. dollar on track to lose its world reserve status — just not as fast a track.

Default Occurs By Winter

This plot twist makes far more sense to me given the way our story has progressed so far. Why? Because it provides perfect cover for an economic collapse that was going to occur anyway, except in this version the banking elite avoid all blame.

Just look at all the angry rhetoric being thrown around in the mainstream media; red team versus blue team has returned as the pervasive American sitcom.

Conservatives blame liberals and Obama. Liberals blame conservatives and the Tea Party. We’re all too happy to blame each other. Certainly, both elements of our government share responsibility for any debt default or subsequent collapse. But who started this avalanche to begin with? What about the Federal Reserve? What about Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Citigroup, etc.? What about the globalists?

Debt default is no small matter. Such a disaster would indeed fuel a flight from U.S. Treasuries by foreign investors and eventually lead to the complete abandonment of the greenback as the world reserve standard. Austerity measures would be implemented at break-neck speed. Cuts to entitlement programs, pensions, State funding, etc. will hit the American people like a freight train.

The way in which the MSM is already painting “Tea Party” conservative as saboteurs should a default occur is actually a very practical strategy. Not only do the elites get their economic collapse, but they manipulate the general public to believe that Constitutional conservatives, their mortal enemies, were the cause of the pain, rather than the banks.

Order From Chaos

Should the establishment decide this is the moment to pull the plug on our financial structure, expect some rather insane-sounding solutions to be presented as rational alternatives. When Obama was asked by reporters if he considered the 14th Amendment as an option to end the debt ceiling debate, Obama did not rule out the idea.

This should raise some eyebrows. By the 14th Amendment I can only surmise that they mean Section 4, which states:

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Some people, including CNBC’s Jim Cramer, think that this gives the President the power to raise the debt ceiling regardless of what Congress decides. 

And Obama doesn’t appear to be dismissing the notion either. However, Section 5 of the 14th Amendment says:

The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Nowhere in Section 5 does it say that the President has the power to enforce the provisions of the 14th Amendment, but this may not stop the White House from twisting the law to insinuate more expansive controls.

Beyond the 14th Amendment, there are numerous executive orders and continuity of government programs that the White House could cite as authority to implement national emergency standards. This would probably start as a kind of “soft” martial law, and then grow from there. Each action will be rationalized as necessary for the greater good of the country, but will serve only the interests of the establishment oligarchy.

On the Republican side, there is another disturbing development that may be presented as a solution in the face of crisis — namely, the idea of instituting a Constitutional convention.

A Constitutional convention is essentially a complete rewriting of the document in the name of rebooting a government that has strayed too far from the wishes of the people. The concept is being promoted avidly by certain neocon talking heads and scholars, even on the FOX News circuit.

It sounds very noble on the surface, and neocons use very pretty language to candy coat the idea for Constitutionalists; but it is truly the most foolish action our country could take, opening the door to a complete erasure of Bill of Rights protections while offering no assurances that any meaningful provisions will be respected by the Federal government. If the liberty movement is suckered into a Constitutional convention, we will have been lured into writing our own destruction.

The most dangerous solution that will inevitably be paraded for the public will be a petition for aid from the IMF. The IMF has a long history of loansharking to indebted nations and then subsuming them and their natural resources in the process. The ignorant illusion that the United States is the sole power behind the IMF will be exposed all too late when a defaulting American Treasury is told to collateralize infrastructure to pay off creditors, while the dollar is bled completely dry and absorbed by the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights basket currency.

Whether default occurs or is avoided, watch vigilantly over the next few weeks. Do not blink. Do not be conned, and do not let fear or bias blind you to the bigger picture. The shutdown could amount to nothing immediate, or it could amount to everything we have warned about for the past five years. I personally believe the month of October may be a major turning point in America’s history. Whether it be for good or ill depends on how mentally and physically prepared we are.

–Brandon Smith

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  • Harold Olsen

    This isn’t over yet. As Yogi Bera once said, “It isn’t over ’til it’s over.” I am surprised the Republicans haven’t caved yet. This shutdown is the fault of Obama and his Nazi Democrats. They blame Boehner and the Republicans. However, if the Republicans are true to form, they’ll back off and cave and give the Nazis whatever they want. They have no courage and are a bunch of traitors. I have no confidence in either party or our government any longer. Their attitude is “F*** the American people!”

    • Deerinwater

      it’s only due process at work Mr. Olsen, ~ Making sausage has never been glamorous to behold. Tell us how we can make the process of bargaining any more delightful without rolling over to get our tummy scratched?

      if default serves us best ~ than default it shall be.

      • Sunshine49

        Default would only serve the global elites and international bankers — NOT the American public. The “people” have put themselves in this position by trusting crooks to do the “right” thing. Now we are told we are domestic terrorists if we dare to disagree with the government. This is NOT going to end well!

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          There is life after default:

          Note particularly the section about asset sales.
          There is nothing keeping us from Shrinking Government dramatically and selling off their assets, except of course those Leaders who don’t want to give up their booty and Power.
          The Federal Reserve is in a perpetual state of default every time they issue new unbacked fiat money thus defaulting on their obligations to dollar holders by rendering them worth less.
          Another consideration from the article:
          “Unfortunately, most of the academic discussion has focused entirely on the possible short-term costs of default, with almost no attention paid to the almost certain long-term costs of continued borrowing”.

          • Sunshine49

            Thanks for the link. I backed Ron Paul so you know where my sympathies belong — with sound money and not this fiat garbage the Fed puts out.

            One of the things that is misunderstood is that the government does NOT own anything because it used the money it took from the “people” to buy everything. It all belongs to the PEOPLE and Obama has no right to close it down.

            The only default will be a contrived one to cause more of a split, another economic collapse and maybe a civil war. The sole purpose is to take down the US as a super power and holder of the world’s reserve currency. We are standing in the way of the antichrists from taking over the world completely and Satan’s dominion over the kingdoms of the world through fiat money.

            It’s a shame that so few will see the truth until it’s too late. Man thinks he is smarter than God!

          • Vis Fac

            Not all men! Liberals have renounced God True men embrace God. I would be and have nothing without God, and I’m not ashamed to admit to it.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          • podunk1

            Unfortunately, we’re arguing about words without truth, accountability, logic, reason, or morality. Substance is overwhelmed by noise.

            A budget with internal control and spending checks and balances is an elementary requirement for any spending of public money or exchange of public assets! Every Obama executive office budget over the past 5 years has been overwhelmingly rejected by the senate and house! Let’s just say its been 4.8 years @ 365days and call it 3942 days of not having enough time to properly account for the wealth of our nation!

            Obama’s “trust me” spending has driven national debt up $7 trillion to $17 trillion, and he’s just days away from running out again! He hasn’t asked for a budget with accountability! He’s demanding another “CR” (continuing resolution) that merely continues the 2009 bail-out spending plus another (6++%?) per year to cover the currency devaluation caused by massive currency & bond counterfeiting! He’s also demanding another trillion dollar debt limit increase to continue looting the treasury!

            Open proclamations to the world that he will default on debt payment, with full knowledge that there is more than enough revenue to pay debts and maintain necessary government functions is an act of treason, intended to create financial Armageddon! Why isn’t Obama, his soldiers, and any news media passing those false threats arrested, charged, and facing mind numbing consequences.

            While O’Nero is shutting down public facilities, homes, cancer treatment for children, the ocean, home loan access, and everything else people paid for and own under the umbrella of government of the people… no one with a brain seems to be motivated to check out where the blood bath of public money disappears. It’s time to remove the corruption from executive and legislative offices!


          • Sunshine49

            Thanks for saying it in dollar and cents terms that people will MAYBE understand. Of course the left will deny the truth that is there for all to see.

            I just look at it in simpler terms of the battle between good and evil. Evil is winning FOR NOW!

          • podunk1

            Just one incidence demonstrates the cost issue.

            11 million Illegal aliens are subsidized by at least $402 billion per year ($36,545 each!) – based on gang of 8 crap back in the spring where they falsely claimed wage savings of $437 billion & net economic gain of $35 billion!

            For sure, they’re putting 11 million citizens out of work & common sense says at least another $402 billion is spent subsidizing jobless citizens in countless various benefits.

            That simple act and reaction @ 11 million costs citizens $804 billion. If there are 22 million of them, the cost is $1.6 trillion per year. – Estimates range from 11 to 30 million – can’t trust anything government says! Those numbers are about $1.1 trillion @ 11 million aliens with citizen income losses, etc.

            Note Aug BLS jobless -= 11.316,000 (7.3%) unemployed & notes 7,152,000 (4.6%) jobless & looking for work = 18,468,000 (11.9%) total jobless

            Adjusting BLS 245,959,000 eligible population to the 12yr 1997/2008 avg. 66.54% workforce to population ratio the real workforce is 163,651.000. Then adjusting their 144,170,000 employed @ 34.4 hr/week to a 40 hours equivalent, only 123,986,000 are really employed and real joblessness is 39,665,000 (24.2%) on a pre-Obama historical basis. (ref BLS DATA Aug, 2013)

            Pass it on to everybody you know – drown progressives in their own BS! We don’t need more spending,,, we need to prosecute looting and treason!

          • Vis Fac

            The elite OWN the media and have say so on what is reported so you’ll never know the truth unless you do your OWN research. The American people have been dumbed down and programmed to rely on the media for control purposes

            Latest news I just learned that ODUMBO has also shut down aid to families of service personnel killed in action.

            Obviously ODUMBO is NOT as “compassionate” as he and the media wants us to believe!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          • Vis Fac

            There is NEVER consideration of any long term effects. The belief that no one will need to pay the orchestra is what fuels their desire to be irresponsible.

            I often ponder what the elite will do when the economy tanks and they hold worthless script then I realized they will have traded their script for tangible assets.

            I have advocated doing that for some time as I started more that two decades ago. When the economy tanks (and it will) banksters will have already acquired enough to live the lifestyle they are used to, while others clamor for what is left. Something to ponder!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            No Doubt. The bankers know what they are doing. Unfortunately, the common citizens typically don’t.

          • Vis Fac

            The average American has a comprehension level of a fifth grade education. Television advertisers know this and so does the government. They know if they tell the same lie over and over people will believe it. Hence ODUMBO’s And Liberals accounting of the improving economy and job market They continually report on the stock market (which has no connection to the GNP) as being the barometer of the nation’s economy.

            If one really wants to understand how dismal our economy truly is they should look at all the empty commercial space and empty shops the elimination of stock on the shelves or in the isles of local department and discount stores. Ask a business owner how business is because the owner is most likely to be there because he/she cannot afford to pay employees salaries.

            The government is consistently lying to the American people and we have been dumbed down and conditioned to accept these lies (most of us anyway)

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

    • Vis Fac

      Actually their attitude is summed up by Hooray for ME and F-You

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Are you sure it’s a matter of courage, Harold, and not pre-planned intention? How else can they keep their fans chanting for their team?

  • Deerinwater

    Impressive, insightful write up Mr. Smith. Balanced and level, one of your better pieces of work.

    At the end of the day, ~ we will be as they (the elites and bankers) wish for it to be, the natural progression of a engineered global society in which futuristic and science fiction writers have predicted for 50 years.

    But it won’t be this day, but something less.

    • Sunshine49

      This article is right on target as far as the US being sold off to it’s creditors. From what I understand, the government has put every American in debt for $62,000 each. If they collapse the dollar very few would be able to come up with that money so the next step would be to confiscate everything they have and sell it off to the highest bidder.

      You need to Google “executive orders from hell” and see what the government has in store for the American people under Martial Law.

      There’s a book that tells you why this is all happening and it’s called the Bible. What is happening is making room for Satan’s complete control over the governments of the world. What we see now is NOTHING compared to the hell that’s coming.

      • FreedomFighter

        FEMA camps and slavery to a totalitarian state, only we can stop or slow it.
        Laus Deo
        Semper FI

        • nc

          Fighter of Freedom, where would you go to wipe out an illegal FEMA camp? How many Americans are being held there? Do you know any of those prisoners personally? Do you know any adults who know them personally??
          Totalitarian State?
          The very fact that you can come here and screech your fatalism is proof enough that we are not anywhere near a totalitarian state….ALLAH BE PRAISED!
          Semper FI

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            “How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.” – Adolf Hitler

          • Vis Fac

            This is the reason the NEA was formed. Liberals and Unions are mostly made of the indolent and lethargic. They (the collective) want all the benefits of those who perform but abhor doing so themselves. Couple that with liberal one dimensional idiot-ology toy have a recipe for clandestine planned control of the populace.

            The plan is to gradually decrease acceptable curriculum and inject propaganda while the learned slowly die off. You do this is stages subtle enough to go undetected and in the end you have a population of programmable automatons eager to believe and do what you tell them.

            Why are the vast majority of Americans functionally illiterate and apathetic? Ask yourself who controls the school system and you’ll have your answer!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          • FreedomFighter

            Works somewhat like this NC:Creation, organization, planning, execution of plan, repeat till all goals reached.
            Fatalism….no, giving up is not an option. It may be a ling hard struggle, in the end your kind lose. Its the way the book is writtin, it has not missed yet.
            Laus DeoSemper FI

          • Vis Fac

            FF Nut Case has lost already he just won’t acknowledge it!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          • NC

            Force, I ask you where you can find a FEMA with political prisoners. You did not answer my question and exclaimed to the world that I lost the debate! YEAH, RIGHT!

          • Bill

            You are just showing us how much of a psychopath you are

          • Vis Fac

            Bill: It’s NUT CASE — This clown is STARVING for attention. He doesn’t care that he has yet to make any sense he just likes to see his posts on the internet the only validation of a pathetic existence he can garner. Too much liberal KOOL-AID and one dimensional indoctrination.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

        • Sunshine49

          I think we’ve gone past the point of stopping it. That ended with the 2012 fraud that was called an election. The puppet sitting in the WH is working for the global elites who want the US taken down as the holder of the world’s reserve currency.

          It’s just a matter of time until we’re all under Satan’s dominion. The good news is that he only has a SHORT time left before Jesus returns.

          Put on God’s armor and hang in there!

          • janna

            hate to p!ss on your parade
            but the bible is bull and Jesus ain’t coming
            but according to “the good book” YOUR Jesus did say
            sell all your worldly goods,give the money to the poor and follow me
            give unto Caesar what is Caesars
            it is easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle
            then for a rich man to enter heaven
            does not sound like a republican to me
            but by all means lets cut foodstamps,social security,medicare,medicade,
            and last but not least TAXES

          • FreedomFighter

            Yout ignorance is stunning in its scope.
            Laus DeoSemper FI

  • gswifty

    So a new Constitutional Convention idea is being bandied about, much to our chagrin? Thanks for the heads-up, Brandon. Your incite and analysis is much appreciated.

  • RonWillison

    Brandon. As I read this. I said to myself. This looks like one of my rants. Good job. You are a much better writer than myself. Or in short. I couldn’t have said it better. Have any of you seen the RT NEWS video from last week about Switzerland entertaining the idea of, “a minimum income for every citizen. Working or not”? They dumped 13 or so tons of gold coins in a city plaza to show how wealthy they are and that they could actually do such a thing.

    • Bill

      Good comment, Ron

      You know we are in a world of trouble when Switzerland succumbs to the elitists. They were our bastion of free enterprise and financial privacy.

      It looks like they will be replaced by Singapore and Hong Kong.

    • TheOriginalDaveH–2-800-monthly-%E2%80%98basic-income%E2%80%99-minimum-for-adults-181937885.html
      Switzerland has had a fair amount of Socialism for a long time, although for sure much less than most other countries including the US. So this kind of thing really isn’t all that new.
      The sad reality is that Leaders gain more Power under Socialism, so they are inclined to promote it rather than to eliminate it.

  • 4lifeandfreedom

    Had just read last night that Warren Buffett raked in $10 billion off this latest shutdown and that Obama might go around the debt ceiling debate if 2/3 of Congresss is not there to vote against it, so Brandon seems right on target!

  • Oliver_K_Manuel

    Yes, it has been about globalization since 1945, when the United Nations was formed.

    FEAR of nuclear annihilation frightened world leaders and guilt-ridden scientists into undertaking a project that was doomed to failure from the start:

    Hide from the public information that is recorded in the rest masses of every known atom but three (H-1, H-2 & He-3): Energy (E) from repulsion between neutrons caused the atomic bombs to explode and that energy is clearly visible for all to see, stored as mass (m) in all of the other 3,000 known atoms.

    Spying on and/or locking up citizens will not keep the truth from leaking out: Neutron repulsion in the core of the Sun is the creator and sustainer of every world, life and atom in the solar system.

    Efforts to hide that information have enslaved mankind and now threaten the survival of the human species.

    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

    • KG

      Mr Manure, please spare us the technical details of nuclear fission.

      It wasn’t the ‘discovery’ that was hidden. Almost any elementary text book on physics describes the process clearly enough that Iran IS going to detonate one. The Soviet Union, despite being behind the world technically almost a century, were able to detonate a fission bomb in 1949 – 4 years after America basically spent almost a decade and 5 billion dollars to have the Trinity test. And that was just a simple fission implosion device.

      Many at the Manhattan project realized what horrible consequences were to be anticipated once this ‘genie’ was let out of the bottle. It was proposed that it would just be demonstrated instead of being used militarily. However, on the morning of 6 August. 1945, the ‘bomb’ was dropped on a civilian target unleashing the power of neutron repulsion unto human flesh.

      It wasn’t the technology to be feared as much as the reaction Human beings have to possible annihilation. Suddenly things like world peace and peaceful co-existence become important. Unless you secretly desire the destruction of the planet – the driving force behind most Ultra Conservative Christians.

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        World Peace is the natural desire of normal human beings. It is from the 6% of the population, who are psychopaths, where most Leaders originate. And the Leaders, especially the Powerful Bankers and other Powerful Crony Capitalists, are the ones who push us into military conflicts around the world for their own gains. This is independent of Religion. Religion is just one of many tools that the psychopaths use to manipulate the rest of the people.
        Beware the Psychopaths in Leadership positions:

        I strongly suspect that KGB is one of the 6%.

        • hungry4food

          The Crony Fascists are making sure Government keeps these journalists from reporting on their neat relationships and goals too !!!!!!

          How Much Government waste is Involved in the Spying of American Citizens that
          this Reporter was Hot on the trail of and about to expose the
          relationship between Private Corps and Government ?????????

          FASCISM GONE WILD IN THE U.S.A. ??????

        • hungry4food

          The Crony Fascists are making sure Government keeps these journalists from reporting on their neat relationships and goals too !!!!!!

          How Much Government waste is Involved in the Spying of American Citizens that
          this Reporter was Hot on the trail of and about to expose the
          relationship between Private Corps and Government ?????????

          FASCISM GONE WILD IN THE U.S.A. ??????

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            The evidence is out there for anybody who is interested in learning about the cozy relationships between Crony Capitalists and Crony Politicians. All they have to do is read.
            Here’s a good start:
            Those who don’t understand money should probably read this first:

          • Vis Fac

            This is the problem with our liberal friends they are not interested in finding facts they don’t want to expend the energy and interrupt their TV text or video game time.

            Aside form that due to our public schools most of them cannot read so they rely on lame stream media resulting in their being ignorant.

            I have always advocated question everything. I do and doing so has served me well. I have been able to avoid situations others bring upon themselves and make decisions that were not only sound but profitable.

            The words of Benjamin Franklin constantly run through my head “believe none of what you read and half of what you see” sensible words from a pragmatic person!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

        • Eric Bischoff

          I agree great article.

          I don’t know why we argue so much Dave when there are so many things we could agree on.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            We are polar opposites. You advocate for the Collective and Big Government. I advocate for Individual Freedom and Small Government.
            I don’t know if you are an elitist who hopes to be at the top of the pecking order, or a Shill who is paid to mislead, or if you are just ignorant of reality. I have given you every chance to learn, and you stubbornly refuse to learn, so that leads me to believe you must be in the first or second category.

        • Bill

          Good analogy, Dave
          You are right about Kg, he is exhibiting the traits of a psychopath

          • Vis Fac

            DUH I wouldn’t be surprised if he holds a cabinet position in ODUMBO’s administration, or Holder’s right hand whipping boy. He seems to enjoy being beat down.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      • Oliver_K_Manuel

        What was hidden?

        Neutron repulsion causes:

        1. Atomic bombs to explode and
        2. Stars to make and discard hydrogen

        Neutron repulsion in the cores of

        1. Heavy atoms
        2. Some planets
        3. Ordinary stars and
        4. Galaxies like the Milky Way

        Power the whole cosmos and sustain our lives.

        No textbook of nuclear physics mentions this fact.

        • KG

          Are you referring to the ‘strong nuclear force’ ? I don’t understand what you are trying to prove? I have read some of your posts online , but they are all infected with a certain political bias rather than any real scientific theses. If what you are saying is so important, why has it been barely discussed outside of the Right-Wing Blogosphere?

          Is this a ‘conspiracy’ to destroy America and bring about the new world order? I hate to tell you, but if you live in America, YOU ARE IN The New World Order. Where Men rejected the notion that Kings and Queens were rulers simply because someone said G-d made that so. Where religion could be a part of live – not the complete arbiter of daily existence through a theocracy.

          Please be clear on your intent instead of hiding behind an Alex Jones mask.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            More nonsense from the KGB infiltrator.
            It doesn’t matter whether you call a tyrant King or President. They are just names. And the reality of KGB’s advocated political system (Communism) is just tyranny, so his words are, as usual, Empty.

          • KG

            “History has shown the merit that Fascism has earned.”
            Ludwig Von Misies
            Spiritual Economic Adviser to Pinochett’s Chilie.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            You’re a liar, KGB. What else can we expect from such an Evil man?
            You can’t even spell his name and you expect people to believe your quote is accurate?

          • Car

            The passage from Mises as selectively quoted:

            “It cannot be denied that Fascism and similar movements aimed at the establishment of dictatorships are full of the best intentions and that their intervention has for the moment saved European civilization. The merit that Fascism has thereby won for itself will live on eternally in history.”

            And that’s where Lind ends it, failing to add Mises’s actual conclusion:

            “But though its policy has brought salvation for the moment, it is not of the kind which could promise continued success. Fascism was an emergency makeshift. To view it as something more would be a fatal error.”
            see link below


          • Sunshine49

            There is only one king ordained by God since 33 AD and that is Jesus Christ. He has not yet come back to take over his kingdom, but when he does you will have no doubt as to who God is and who will be the FINAL ruler over this world.

            In the mean time we are living under Satan’s rule and deception that “man” can rule himself without God to guide us. You can see where that has got the world and the worst is yet to come!

          • Oliver_K_Manuel


            If you read the posted information, you will know that:

            Neutron repulsion in the core of the Sun is the creator and sustainer of every world, life and atom in the solar system.



            Two empirical were hidden from the public after 1946:

            1. Neutrons repulsion in the cores of U and Pu caused the bombs to explode.

          • Oliver_K_Manuel

            2. Neutron repulsion in the core of the Sun causes it to emit neutrons and produce hydrogen.

            Neutron repulsion is a strong nuclear force.

            Oliver K. Manuel
            PhD Nuclear Chemistry
            Postdoc Space Physics
            Former student of Dr. Paul Kazuo Kuroda, the first scientist to visit Hiroshima after it’s destruction on 6 August 1945.

          • Vis Fac

            I minored in Physics You are correct. You must understand that KGB here Majored in STUPIDITY and Embellished ego. He was abandoned at birth and is compensation for his lack of knowledge!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          • Vis Fac

            Your posts are merely an amalgam of infectious waste and the amount of puss and stench you produce is overwhelming. You never relate anything positive in nature only the infectious diatribe of a socialist Marxist Communist.

            You believe you know what you are speaking of yet demonstrate to those who apply their knowledge recognize you are merely a shell devoid of substance and relevance.

            You would like us to believe you are knowledgeable but have yet to demonstrate such.

            I suspect you were ignored as a child and are now trying to compensate for your short comings.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

  • TheOriginalDaveH

    Brandon says — “There is no political battle here, only the empty chest-beating of a staged wrestling match”.
    Great metaphor, Brandon, and as always — an excellent article.

    • Deerinwater

      That it’s not true doesn’t seem important I suppose, for there is a battle taking place and the final outcome unclear at this point.

      It’s shaping up, like it will go to the mattress. ~ As the administration is not going to blink ~

      I just had a customer ask me to stand down on a approved proposal for $8,500.00 until the 1st of next month. ~ So this battle is hitting home all across this nation of ours and my house is no exception.

      If you believe that Ted Cruz and the Tea Party will be views as some sort of righteous victors that has saved America from itself and socialism ~ I have a patent pending on a “Recovery Machine” I would enjoy discussing with you if you would like an opportunity to make so Real Money.

  • medicaero

    Great article!

  • red neck

    Scenario # 4…. The total and complete theft by the government of all US citizens retirement funds as what will take place first before anything else. Once the government has stolen all wealth from private citizens then you will be more apt to search the government for a “FIX”…. My point here being regardless of what occurs about the “government” shut-down of the debt ceiling it will be the American citizens that pay the price. This is already apparent through the unlawful obama administration ( or should I say above the law ) with king obama’s goal of suffering the citizens for his total lack of leadership and responsibility.

  • Nadzieja Batki

    God, Please have mercy on this nation because O and his handlers certainly won’t.

  • Chuck Monroe

    I agree, good article. The problem is it was already written over three thousand years ago and is called Bible prophecy. I noticed there was no solution included in this article however. Why? Because there is no solution. No Bible prophecy has been written that has not come to fruition or will soon. Probably half has already been fulfilled to the letter. Most deals with us today. Some of the most spectacular prophecy, the “lost 400 years” between the Old Testament and the New Testament, for example, was written with such accuracy most secular scholars believe it was written after the events but faced with undeniable truth it wasn’t just shake their heads. The regathering of “God’s timetable” Israel can not be denied either and is a major source for current Biblical prophecy being fulfilled. Most Biblically uneducated just shake their heads. This is a good article unfortunately it is also plagiarism and most Bible scholars just shake their heads. No other book in man’s history has been so accurate. Very few books have even attempted but the ones that have have failed miserable. The good news is The Messiah was prophesied and fulfilled. His return is also prophesied and will soon be fulfilled. Sadly too many will again be taken by surprised and left just shaking their heads. Good article but no news here.

    • Alondra

      “The good news is The Messiah was prophesied and fulfilled. His return is also prophesied and will soon be fulfilled.”

      “20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
      Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
      21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.[m] Amen.” (Revelation 22:20-21 – the very culminate strokes of the God’s Revelation – His promise)

      “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, then I will hear from heaven, and will FORGIVE their sin and HEAL their land. 15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made IN THIS PLACE.” (2Chronicles 7:14-15)

      “Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.” (Isaiah 55:6-7)

      Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!

      And every faithful man says: A M E N !!!

    • B

      Well said! What you say is the beautiful truth, Jesus gave humanity the most precious gift ever and we all should be drawing closer to him in this time! God believes in and knows his faithful, we will keep that faith in in our heats to thank him for his gift!!! We cannot influence Gods will but we can influence the decisions of man! If Christ knows you, you only need fear the Father’s judgement and therefore have fear of NO man! We make mistakes, repent and try to be obedient to God!!!

    • Vis Fac

      C M you are SPOT ON!!!

      Because of this prophecy I have been advocating self reliance and the preparing for what is to be for some time now. Our liberal friends who have shunned God have snickered and abased me for the truth I speak They are the ones who will feel the consequences as God will have abandoned them.

      Those who worship and believe in God will have it easier and survive the three years of upheaval prophesied in the Bible. As God has been my way of life it has been easy for me to not only survive but thrive. I have ore than enough which allows me to help others who are in need. On several occasions I have posted who I feel are most in need.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

  • Jim B.

    Be careful! BHO wants to be President FOR EVER! He will do whatever it takes to tank the great society, constitution be damned, in order to achieve full unelected governance of this country FOR EVER!

    • KG

      And what did the Republicans think they would have after their “Mission Accomplished” debacle?

      • Vis Fac

        And what do you think this (inane posting) has to do with anything other than your incessant venting and posturing? You are lame and impotent and insignificant so why would anyone consider what you say to have an iota of validity?

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      • FreedomTrainUSA


    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Obama is just the figurehead. The real culprits work behind the scenes, and they manipulate both major parties.

      • Vis Fac

        How True the banksters control the nation for if you can control the money you control everything., Maybe we should return to the barter system and PI$$ the banksters off.

        When the SHTF and the big collapse occurs we can institute a new monetary system devoid of outside influence and let the banksters have their worthless paper. It won’t be easy but it can happen if we want it bad enough

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est

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  • Patriot

    Read “The Liberty Amendments” by Mark Levin the answer to restoring the Constitution to the original intent is in the book! We can do this!

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      It looks to me from the reviews that he goes too far off on a tangent.
      First and Foremost, we need to remove the “General Welfare” clause which has been the source of so much equivocation.
      We need to clarify the Commerce Clause to mean what it originally meant. That is to keep State Governments from protecting their in-state companies from out-state competition (Protectionism).
      We need to get rid of the 14th Amendment, and replace it with a simple phrase such as “No Laws shall be created that don’t apply equally to all people”.
      We need to get rid of the 17th Amendment.
      We need to get rid of the 16th Amendment.
      And we need to create an Amendment that prohibits any Legal Tender Laws.

  • Matforce

    Citizens United, FTAs (GATT, NAFTA, WTO, and the secretive FTA on the horizon, the TPP, some all calling “NAFTA on steroids”) Gramm, Leach, Bliley, the USA tax code have all been quietly at work gutting the USA economy for decades. Surprisingly, it has only taken 30 years to bring the USA to insolvency. But to me, the most DAMNING exploit was the attack on the vitality of middle class when US legislation actually subsidized the offshoring of our magnificent manufacturing sector that provided decent pay for our unskilled labor forces at the request of the money makers.

    Here’s a glimpse at the NEW WORLD ORDER, revealing its steady movement toward economic monopoly:

    I’m suspending my disbelief, much like those who whistle past the graveyard, in an attempt to believe there is still hope for solvency and a return to America the Beautiful I sentimentally look back upon, and that is to adopt policies that are alluded to in the clip from Nick Hanauer, a billionaire capitalist investor.

  • Vis Fac

    Brandon Smith wrote “never assume that today’s dynamic will be the same as tomorrow’s dynamic” possibly the most important statement in the article!

    I have lived by this credo most all my life. Being in combat you learn that dynamics change by the minute so you should prepare for any
    situation. Something our liberal friends are ill-equipped to accomplish.

    I live by this credo which has served me well as I am rarely if ever caught unprepared (a lot of you laugh and snidely abase me but it is I who will have the last laugh). I have advocated that you should keep as little in the bank as possible and turn what you can into tangible assets because when (not if) TSHTF banks will close and whatever is inside now belongs to them, INCLUDING what is in THEIR safety deposit boxes!

    I think we can all agree there is only one major political party Liberal Republicans and Liberal Democrats Republicans have abandoned
    their charter in order to become more electable I used to be a registered
    Republican until they abandoned their conservative posture if anyone cares I am registered as Independent and I vote what I believe is best for the USA. It’s too bad all politicians aren’t as noble as those who framed this once great nation of ours!

    I still hold hope that we will find a few who have the character to adhere to constitution and hold the interest of our nation above personal agendas. A few of these people exist but because many politicians (and their loyal minions) feel threatened these people are maligned and labeled as terrorists’ traitors and other ad hominem pejorative descriptive.

    I can only hope that people wake up and realize what is happening before it’s too late 2012 is rapidly approaching and instead of listening to the bought and paid for media conduct your OWN research.

    As most of you know I am not shy in voicing my opinion so if you continue to listen to others you are not part of the solution but part of the problem.

    Libertas inaestimabilis res est

  • TML

    “A Constitutional convention is essentially a complete rewriting of the document in the name of rebooting a government…”

    That is absolutely incorrect. A convention is only a means of proposing an amendment(s) by the States rather than Congress, which must then be ratified by three fourths of State legislatures in the customary manner. Proposed amendments would be based on the subject outlined in the submitted application that is required by two thirds of the States (which must all concern the same subject). There is no “complete rewriting” of the Constitution or “complete erasure of Bill of Rights” in the way that you imply.

    US Constitution Article 5
    “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate. “

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      If the states decide so, they can eliminate the Constitution anytime they want. How do think the document was created in the first place?

      • TML

        The Constitution was created in a convention that was specifically called for the task. A future convention would have to be called expressly for the ‘elimination’ of the Constitution, or otherwise stated purpose.

        It only takes 13 states to vote ‘no’ in order to defeat any proposed amendment, and I think it is effectively impossible that 38 states would ratify rogue amendments.

        Other than that, you’re talking about dissolving the Union – secession – which is the right of any individual State. The idea of a ‘runaway’ convention that would ‘eliminate’ the Constitution has no historical precedence. The idea alone seems based more out of fear and misinformation than any real possibility. Even after amendments are successfully proposed (or even the proposal to eliminate the Constitution) must then be ratified by the required number of State Legislatures.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Don’t bother me with your Naive pronouncements. There were many people in 1787 who also didn’t think the Articles of Confederation would be so radically altered, to give the Federal Government so much power.
          And there were many, after the Constitution was created, who thought that it would reign in Power-Hungry Leaders. Obviously they, like you, were wrong.
          There are several movements calling for a Constitutional Convention and they have disparate ideas. With the present state of Propagandized ignorance outstanding in our society, the outcome of a Convention would likely not be a good one except for the Leaders.

          • TML

            You commented and asked a question, so I responded, idiot.

            “There were many people in 1787 who also didn’t think the Articles of Confederation would be so radically altered…”

            ‘Many’ people, huh?

            The Articles of Confederation were a failure and needed revised at great length, thus James Madison authored the drastic revisions (The US Constitution) which you claim many people didn’t expect, and were ratified by the states.

            Never known a so-called Libertarian to have so much disdain for the Constitution as you, Anarchist Dave.

          • Vis Fac

            How many people were here in the US in 1787? As many as there are today? What about the level of education or common sense?

            Per Capital education and common sense were more abundant and prolific than they are today! At least they were honest I can’t say the same for today’s politicians!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Yes “many”, Ignoramus. Do you have evidence to refute that?
            The Articles of Confederation were a “failure” for those like Franklin and especially Alexander Hamilton who wanted more Power. The War was over. There was no need to rush into a Central Government, but the Power-Hungry Leaders, as always, made it a rush.
            “In the second place, the old Articles of Confederation, to which the states had subscribed in good faith as a working agreement, made all due provision for their own amendment; and now these men had ignored these provisions, simply putting the Articles of Confederation in the wastebasket and bringing forth an entirely new document of their own devising”.

          • TML

            “Yes “many”, Ignoramus. Do you have evidence to refute that?”

            “Many”, is too vague to even refute, much less a valid argument.

            “The Articles of Confederation were a “failure” for those like Franklin and especially Alexander Hamilton who wanted more Power.”

            Again with your mises, and conspiracy minded drivel. Perhaps you should read real history on why the Articles of Confederation failed. Essentially the national government was powerless to enforce any acts it passed; economic problems persisted, and some states even came close to warring with each other, and many, many, other reasons… least of which were because Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, etc. “wanted more power” because they were “Power-Hungry Leaders”.

          • TML

            “There are several movements calling for a Constitutional Convention and they have disparate ideas.”

            Which is why a Convention has not been called since, and probably won’t be, because the reasons are so different. As I said, a Convention is nothing more than a way of proposing Amendments by the States rather than by the Congress. Other than that, the Amendment process is no different, and nothing to be inherently feared.

  • Freespirit

    As usual BRANDON SMITH shows great insight. He is among, if not, the BEST writer on Personal Liberty Digest

    • Deerinwater

      well, I wouldn’t go that far ~ while he is improving at a faster pace.

      His talents to write commentary have being steady improving since he was brought aboard. He is young and certain to do well before his race is won.

  • Alondra

    The Korrupt America Hater Kenyan is holding his press conference right now.
    And as always he started with the moralizing lecture WHAT negotiations really mean (of cause according to the part-time constitutional lecturer’s definition).

    It just nauseatingly disgusting.

    P.S. Do not doubt, by his jabbering, he gives talking points to the MSM’ prostitutes.

    • Deerinwater

      Oh give it a break ~ Alondra

      Spare us your dysfunction to interpret events , ~ 44 is address 85 % of Americans while you are working with 15% maybe.

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        Mr. Obtuse calling the kettle black.
        Alondra has an excuse — English being her third language. What’s your excuse, Deer?

      • Alondra

        Take it – Deer in Murky Muddy water.

  • Oliver_K_Manuel

    The first step toward globalization of all nations under the United Nations was this comment from Robert Oppenheimer in 1945:

    “I Am Become Death, Destroyer of Worlds.”

    Here’s a one-page summary of the impact on society, sixty-eight years later:

    Here is a summary of the experimental observations ignored: