Friday, January 11, 2013

Chris Hedges - (United) State Of Fear

“Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws.” -- John Adams

One must appreciate that those who seek authority and power always use fear as the method of control.  This type of terror defines deregulated corporate capitalism.  It should then be of no surprise that by extension it defines the corporate state.  If we truly have an intent of discovery, we recognize that this type of intimidation and state-sponsored terror, recognized as fascist by Hedges, is clearly not something new.  The National Security Act of 1947 has essentially turned the United States into a permanent war-police state as was so presciently reported by Bill Moyers during the Reagan years in the documentary The Secret Government – The Constitution in Crisis.   This is a documentary every citizen of the world would benefit from watching.  Because it defines most every manifestation of the state to some degree.

Just a little reminder here before you read Hedges’ latest.   Our freedoms are granted by natural law. ie, Laws granted by nature of what your existence would be without the force of the state.  Our freedom and the laws protecting it, that the corporate state is literally destroying, are a recognition and deference to God-granted or nature-granted power and freedom given to every sentient being.  Or, as FDR remarked, every human being has the right to lead an existence free from fear.  Our freedom is not derived by the rule of man or the corporate state.  To the contrary, given the precept of natural law accepted by our country’s founders, it follows that any rights granted to public servants are derived from the consent of the governed.  You may have heard of such a ludicrous concept before. It's the foundation of The Constitution and The Declaration of Independence; both of which have been destroyed by the corporate state. 

Now, how again are illegal spying, illegal torture, illegal denial of due process, illegal murder of American citizens, illegal search & seizure, illegal rendition, illegal entrapment and the like granted by the consent of the governed?  No, those are powers of self-granted illegitimate authority has taken through force.  Through the violence of the corporate state.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.  Nameless, unreasoning,  unjustified terror which paralyzes efforts to convert retreat into advance.” – Franklin Roosevelt

Truly.  I guess Obama and the national security state didn’t get Roosevelt’s memo.  We have all become slaves whose primary existence is to please our corporate masters.  Hedge’s latest is here

posted by TimingLogic at 12:08 PM

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