Friday, October 22, 2010

A Halloween Tribute To The Freak Show - Bill Moyers And Former Military And CIA Officers On How America’s Secret Government Subverts The Rule Of Law, Democracy And The Constitution To Perpetuate Endless Deceit, Death, Instability And Corruption Around The Globe

There’s nothing better to enjoy the Halloween season than watching the freak show.  So, as the holiday approaches, we are going to watch a horrifying and prescient video from Bill Moyers.

Bill Moyers is not a fringe element in society. Nor is he a paranoid conspiracy theorist. He is a seeker of reason and truth. Some of you may be familiar with the 'rare earth' minerals issue that has jumped into the press in the last year.  It used to be that our government recognized that self-sufficiency was actually a national security issue. And they had policies in place to ensure self-sufficiency or national sovereignty was maintained in all industries necessary for national defense be that energy, ball bearings, electronics, rare earth minerals or whatnot. 

But eventually the lure of money became too much for politicians to ignore and Washington became captured by special interest money. 

Now through decades of currency manipulation and endless subsidies by foreign governments, many minerals-producing businesses (this is far larger than the issue of rare minerals) considered essential for national security and future invention have been shuttered because the all-knowing market determined it could be done cheaper outside of the U.S. or because businesses were forced into bankruptcy by subsidized foreign competition, or as we wrote a handful of posts ago, endless currency manipulation.  And because our government is on the take, nothing was ever done to stop it.   Now all of this leaves us where exactly?

Bloomberg has a story this week about this dynamic.  And what is mentioned in this story?  The United States’ Secret Government, part of which is the National Security Council, is looking into it. 

The Secret Government, or what we affectionately call ‘the state’, is the bureaucracy which exists outside of the rule of law and transparency of democracy.  It is an unspoken part of our government that has usurped democracy and participated in turning the United States into a police state, or the National Security State as is mentioned in this video.  Under the National Security State, the United States is under a permanent state of war that has existed since the passage of the  National Security Act of 1947.  And that means the Constitution, to some degree, has been suspended since 1947 as it pertains to national security.  Don’t believe me?  Let Bill Moyers, retired rear admiral Gene La Rocque and former CIA officials tell you in the video below.

This video is an exposé of what President Dwight Eisenhower warned us about - the military-industrial complex. (A video of his warning speech has been shown on this blog before.)  This Moyers PBS video is a prescient piece from almost a quarter century ago on the unconstitutionality of our current government.   And it pretty much predicted what we see today.  That is, a federal government run amok that is not beholden to We The People, the Constitution or the rule of law.   Maybe you knew this.  If not, now you know why issues affecting state control and law enforcement both within and outside of the U.S. never change whether the Dummycrats or Republikaaners are in charge.  Because democracy has been hijacked.  I bet they don’t teach that in high school civics or history.

The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They are the standing army, and the militia, jailers, constables, posse comitatus, etc. In most cases there is no free exercise whatever of the judgment or of the moral sense; but they put themselves on a level with wood and earth and stones; and wooden men can perhaps be manufactured that will serve the purpose as well. Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt. They have the same sort of worth only as horses and dogs. Yet such as these even are commonly esteemed good citizens. Others, as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders, serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as they rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the devil, without intending it, as God. A very few, as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men, serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.-- Henry David Thoreau

Democracy is dead.  Long live the state.

 

posted by TimingLogic at 10:47 AM

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