The Minnesota school shooting is a chilling reminder of the failing school system in the United States. Bad parenting, a system that didn't recognise a depressive with a history of the illness in his family for years and an idiotic national media converged to further the anti-libertarian zeitgeist of our time. The first article I read about it contained a vitriol filled attack against Marilyn Manson the goth-rock artist. Now okay, maybe he did listen to Marilyn Manson. But what has that got to do with him gunning down people in his school? Well as always the reactionary media are out to blame artists and their music for "making" them do it. In it's most basic term, they believe that all people are Zombies, the Earth is flat and anything the average person says or does is derived from a commercial. They're correct in some quarters, but still, thankfully wrong in most others. Music didn't make those teenagers gun down people, neither did video games or extremist literature. A failed system that never listened to the cries for help from a sole desperate child helped cause this and nobody is listening or learning.
The British political landscape is flat. As flat as Belgium. As flat as a pancake. Heck, even as flat as Mila Jovovich. An air of apathy and boredom shrouds the land. A Democracy is as good as it's people and we can't be very good people if this is our climate.To see just how exciting the current state of affairs is, let's look at the three mainstream parties in Britain and their leaders: New Labour. The party in power, swept to a decisive landslide in 1997, won a less overwhelming victory in 2001 and sit quietly confident of a third term in power. Led by a quasi-socialist, raging dictator, Blair they stand to continue to destroy civil rights, up-taxes, merge with Europe and further their grand scheme of a socialist nightmare state. The Conservatives. The party that was in power from 1979-1997. Has had about 4,275 leadership changes since 1997(no exaggeration), and has a short, balding, comedian wannabee (Howard) as a leader. Want to shut all borders, create a new empirical military and create a laissez-faire state of ever more corporate corruption and tax the poor, and the poor only. The Liberal Democrats. A party that hasn't been in power for so long that it really is irrelevant. Lead by a ginger, utterly boring and charisma-less man (Kennedy) who is known for whittling about how "liberal" things should be and having no real substance or real convictions. The Liberals aren't really sure what their agendas is as they've always tended to follow Labour in what they do. Against the ID card which is something I admire them for they also support barmy laws such as porno for 16 year olds and the such.
So there you go kids. That's your choice! Now run along and continue to vote for the one you've voted for the past thirty years. Donkey.
So as always the Prime Minister set on a surprise trip happily off to the middle east to shake hands with the puppets in Baghdad and then off to Israel for tea and crumpets with Ariel. There has been gripes in the past that the Prime Minister spends more time abroad than he does at home. Lately that hasn't been the case what with a big brother bill like the national ID card put through and ofcourse the David Blunkett scandal,he needed to concentrate his spin at home. Ofcourse, wasting little time as soon as these fiascos were over he made sure he was on the first plane out of air strip one and onto oil rig one. Blair just like practically 99.99% of politicians is extremely hypocritical (I know it's a cliche'd word but bleh). Blair says he supports the UK tourism industry and loves British beaches and the countryside. Seriously, he loves it so much that he takes his holidays in Egypt. I mean peddling the terrorism myth at home is one thing, but going to a country where so many terrorists acts have taken place(The petra tourist bus attack comes to mind)is shocking. It's as if he's laughing at us. Oh, he can travel to the middle east and north africa without any worries, he's the Prime Minister, but ofcourse, we're not safe even in our own homes and we need the government to protect us from the mythological baddie-men in turbans that they've sold to us in ever greater quantity since 9/11. And that's another thing. All of those people in that tower and that plane died, because of an Illuminati push for greater government control and a curb on liberty. It makes me sick, and ofcourse it's getting worse, ID cards coming ever nearer in the US and UK, detention camps being built up and down the US and ofcourse the laws to make them legal. The hand of the information grid is getting tighter around our necks and we musn't choke. If you're American, please keep your gun. And if you haven't got one please get one, it's a right that I envy you have over there. Please use it.
Something I found form the good people at www.infowars.com A long read but something both the left and right should fear greatly.
[I]Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex) told the Washington Times that no member of Congress was allowed to read the first Patriot Act that was passed by the House on October 27, 2001. The first Patriot Act was universally decried by civil libertarians and Constitutional SECRET PATscholars from across the political spectrum. William Safire, while writing for the New York Times, described the first Patriot Act's powers by saying that President Bush was seizing dictatorial control.
On February 7, 2003 the Center for Public Integrity, a non-partisan public interest think-tank in DC, revealed the full text of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003. The classified document had been leaked to them by an unnamed source inside the Federal government. The document consisted of a 33-page section by section analysis of the accompanying 87-page bill.
The Patriot Act II bill itself is stamped "Confidential -Not for Distribution." Upon reading the analysis and bill, I was stunned by the scientifically crafted tyranny contained in the legislation. The Justice Department Office of Legislative Affairs admits that they had indeed covertly transmitted a copy of the legislation to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, (R-Il) and the Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney as well as the executive heads of federal law enforcement agencies.
It is important to note that no member of Congress was allowed to see the first Patriot Act before its passage, and that no debate was tolerated by the House and Senate leadership. The intentions of the White House and Speaker Hastert concerning Patriot Act II appear to be a carbon copy replay of the events that led to the unprecedented passage of the first Patriot Act.
There are two glaring areas that need to be looked at concerning this new legislation:
1. The secretive tactics being used by the White House and Speaker Hastert to keep even the existence of this legislation secret would be more at home in Communist China than in the United States. The fact that Dick Cheney publicly managed the steamroller passage of the first Patriot Act, insuring that no one was allowed to read it and publicly threatening members of Congress that if they didn?t vote in favor of it that they would be blamed for the next terrorist attack, is by the White House?' own definition terrorism. The move to clandestinely craft and then bully passage of any legislation by the Executive Branch is clearly an impeachable offence.
2. The second Patriot Act is a mirror image of powers that Julius Caesar and Adolf Hitler gave themselves. Whereas the First Patriot Act only gutted the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and seriously damaged the Seventh and the Tenth, the Second Patriot Act reorganizes the entire Federal government as well as many areas of state government under the dictatorial control of the Justice Department, the Office of Homeland Security and the FEMA NORTHCOM military command. The Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003, also known as the Second Patriot Act is by its very structure the definition of dictatorship.
I challenge all Americans to study the new Patriot Act and to compare it to the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. Ninety percent of the act has nothing to do with terrorism and is instead a giant Federal power-grab with tentacles reaching into every facet of our society. It strips American citizens of all of their rights and grants the government and its private agents total immunity.
Here is a quick thumbnail sketch of just some of the draconian measures encapsulated within this tyrannical legislation:
SECTION 501 (Expatriation of Terrorists) expands the Bush administration'?s enemy combatant definition to all American citizens who may have violated any provision of Section 802 of the first Patriot Act. (Section 802 is the new definition of domestic terrorism, and the definition is any action that endangers human life that is a violation of any Federal or State law. ) Section 501 of the second Patriot Act directly connects to Section 125 of the same act. The Justice Department boldly claims that the incredibly broad Section 802 of the First USA Patriot Act isn?t broad enough and that a new, unlimited definition of terrorism is needed.
Under Section 501 a US citizen engaging in lawful activities can be grabbed off the street and thrown into a van never to be seen again. The Justice Department states that they can do this because the person had inferred from conduct that they were not a US citizen. Remember Section 802 of the First USA Patriot Act states that any violation of Federal or State law can result in the enemy combatant terrorist designation.
SECTION 201 of the second Patriot Act makes it a criminal act for any member of the government or any citizen to release any information concerning the incarceration or whereabouts of detainees. It also states that law enforcement does not even have to tell the press who they have arrested and they never have to release the names.
SECTION 301 and 306 (Terrorist Identification Database) set up a national database of suspected terrorists and radically expand the database to include anyone associated with suspected terrorist groups and anyone involved in crimes or having supported any group designated as terrorist. These sections also set up a national DNA database for anyone on probation or who has been on probation for any crime, and orders State governments to collect the DNA for the Federal government.
SECTION 312 gives immunity to law enforcement engaging in spying operations against the American people and would place substantial restrictions on court injunctions against Federal violations of civil rights across the board.
SECTION 101 will designate individual terrorists as foreign powers and again strip them of all rights under the enemy combatant designation.
SECTION 102 states clearly that any information gathering, regardless of whether or not those activities are illegal, can be considered to be clandestine intelligence activities for a foreign power. This makes news gathering illegal.
SECTION 103 allows the Federal government to use wartime martial law powers domestically and internationally without Congress declaring that a state of war exists.
SECTION 106 is bone-chilling in its straightforwardness. It states that broad general warrants by the secret FSIA court (a panel of secret judges set up in a star chamber system that convenes in an undisclosed location) granted under the first Patriot Act are not good enough. It states that government agents must be given immunity for carrying out searches with no prior court approval. This section throws out the entire Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures.
SECTION 109 allows secret star chamber courts to issue contempt charges against any individual or corporation who refuses to incriminate themselves or others. This sections annihilate the last vestiges of the Fifth Amendment.
SECTION 110 restates that key police state clauses in the first Patriot Act were not sunsetted and removes the five year sunset clause from other subsections of the first Patriot Act. After all, the media has told us: this is the New America. Get used to it. This is forever.
SECTION 111 expands the definition of the enemy combatant designation.
SECTION 122 restates the government?s newly announced power of surveillance without a court order.
SECTION 123 restates that the government no longer needs warrants and that the investigations can be a giant dragnet-style sweep described in press reports about the Total Information Awareness Network. One passage reads, thus the focus of domestic surveillance may be less precise than that directed against more conventional types of crime.
SECTION 126 grants the government the right to mine the entire spectrum of public and private sector information from bank records to educational and medical records. This is the enacting law to allow ECHELON and the Total Information Awareness Network to totally break down any and all walls of privacy.
The government states that they must look at everything to determine if individuals or groups might have a connection to terrorist groups. As you can now see, you are guilty until proven innocent.
SECTION 127 allows the government to takeover coroners? and medical examiners operations whenever they see fit.
SECTION 128 allows the Federal government to place gag orders on Federal and State Grand Juries and to take over the proceedings. It also disallows individuals or organizations to even try to quash a Federal subpoena. So now defending yourself will be a terrorist action.
SECTION 129 destroys any remaining whistleblower protection for Federal agents.
SECTION 202 allows corporations to keep secret their activities with toxic biological, chemical or radiological materials.
SECTION 205 allows top Federal officials to keep all their financial dealings secret, and anyone investigating them can be considered a terrorist. This should be very useful for Dick Cheney to stop anyone investigating Haliburton.
SECTION 303 sets up national DNA database of suspected terrorists. The database will also be used to stop other unlawful activities. It will share the information with state, local and foreign agencies for the same purposes.
SECTION 311 federalizes your local police department in the area of information sharing.
SECTION 313 provides liability protection for businesses, especially big businesses that spy on their customers for Homeland Security, violating their privacy agreements. It goes on to say that these are all preventative measures â?? has anyone seen Minority Report? This is the access hub for the Total Information Awareness Network.
SECTION 321 authorizes foreign governments to spy on the American people and to share information with foreign governments.
SECTION 322 removes Congress from the extradition process and allows officers of the Homeland Security complex to extradite American citizens anywhere they wish. It also allows Homeland Security to secretly take individuals out of foreign countries.
SECTION 402 is titled Providing Material Support to Terrorism. The section reads that there is no requirement to show that the individual even had the intent to aid terrorists.
SECTION 403 expands the definition of weapons of mass destruction to include any activity that affects interstate or foreign commerce.
SECTION 404 makes it a crime for a terrorist or other criminals to use encryption in the commission of a crime.
SECTION 408 creates lifetime parole (basically, slavery) for a whole host of crimes.
SECTION 410 creates no statute of limitations for anyone that engages in terrorist actions or supports terrorists. Remember: any crime is now considered terrorism under the first Patriot Act.
SECTION 411 expands crimes that are punishable by death. Again, they point to Section 802 of the first Patriot Act and state that any terrorist act or support of terrorist act can result in the death penalty.
SECTION 421 increases penalties for terrorist financing. This section states that any type of financial activity connected to terrorism will result to time in prison and $10-50,000 fines per violation.
SECTIONS 427 sets up asset forfeiture provisions for anyone engaging in terrorist activities.
There are many other sections that I did not cover in the interest of time. The American people were shocked by the despotic nature of the first Patriot Act. The second Patriot Act dwarfs all police state legislation in modern world history.
Usually, corrupt governments allow their citizens lots of wonderful rights on paper, while carrying out their jackbooted oppression covertly. From snatch and grab operations to warantless searches, Patriot Act II is an Adolf Hitler wish list.
You can understand why President Bush, Dick Cheney and Dennis Hastert want to keep this legislation secret not just from Congress, but the American people as well. Bill Allison, Managing Editor of the Center for Public Integrity, the group that broke this story, stated on my radio show that it was obvious that they were just waiting for another terrorist attack to opportunistically get this new bill through. He then shocked me with an insightful comment about how the Federal government was crafting this so that they could go after the American people in general. He also agreed that the FBI has been quietly demonizing patriots and Christians and those who carry around pocket Constitutions.
I have produced two documentary films and written a book about what really happened on September 11th. The bottom line is this: the military-industrial complex carried the attacks out as a pretext for control. Anyone who doubts this just hasn?t looked at the mountains of hard evidence.
Of course, the current group of white collar criminals in the White House might not care that we?'re finding out the details of their next phase. Because, after all, when smallpox gets released, or more buildings start blowing up, the President can stand up there at his lectern suppressing a smirk, squeeze out a tear or two, and tell us that See I was right. I had to take away your rights to keep you safe. And now it?s your fault that all of these children are dead. From that point on, anyone who criticizes tyranny will be shouted down by the paid talking head government mouthpieces in the mainstream media.
You have to admit, it?s a beautiful script. Unfortunately, it?s being played out in the real world. If we don?t get the word out that government is using terror to control our lives while doing nothing to stop the terrorists, we will deserve what we get - tyranny. But our children won?t deserve it.
HOW THE PATRIOT ACT COMPARES TO HITLER?S ERMÄCHTIGUNGSGESETZ (ENABLING ACT):
1) How the Patriot Act Compares to Hitler's Ermächtigungsgesetz (Enabling Act) 2) A 21st Century Comparison of The Enabling Act and The Patriot Act 3) Ten Key Dangers of The Patriot Act that Every American Should Know 4) Bill Moyers' NOW Comments on the Patriot Act
~~Please tell your congress and senators to repeal the Patriot Act and to throw out current legislation advocating a second act.
In modern western society we are constantly being barraged with what I call, rampant binarism, with socially engineered propogation and control by THOSE WHO RULE IN MAJESTY. The system that we live in claims to encourage competition. Well it does to a certain extent, but really is a controlled competetive system. This is a binary competetive system. Just look at commerce, Nike or Reebok, Mc'Donalds or Burger King, and ofcourse politics. Communist or fascist, republican or democrat? This is especially strong in the united states where the rampant binarist system is more easily propogated. But this is just a mask for a system that has no competition at all. THOSE WHO RULE IN MAJESTY want us to think that we have a choice in life, a choice in what we think and do. But by this binarism they are limiting the flexibility of thought by making people think subconsciously that, "[I]I am either this, or that[/I]". We live in a society that is slowly becoming more and more controlled. Since the supposed terrorist attacks of september eleventh, we have seen a great surge in security operations across the globe especially in the US and the UK. Always question, not just the questions but the answers and you can break free from the binarist duopoly.
[U]Security (apparently)[/U] Just last week, I went into my local tesco supermarket. I hadn't been there for a few months and now they have around triple the amount of surveillance screens and cameras in there than before. I believe that there has always been for many years, the same amount of surveillance but the company feels that a more "[I]Visible[/I]" approach is in order in these times. There are now gates on the inside of the store that can be shut to stop those considered perpetrators from escaping or getting in. There is also now a guard station right next to the entrance, with a guard looking at multiple video screens at all times in plain view. He's standing at a computer/video screen desk in full view. Ofcourse, this presence is in full view as it gives off a sense of authority and instills fear into the common man and woman who go about their daily business there. I feel when I go in there that I am constantly being watched and I don't like that. I don't like being thought of as a criminal before I have even done anything. There are today plasma video screens dotted around the isles, letting out an endless droll of marketing drivel. They never stop moaning with back-masked moosic and the calm reassuring voice of the usually female voice-over. These screens kind of remind me of [I]1984's[/I] telescreens and once again makes me take another step into the void. Trust no-one and question everything is a motto that I have lived by and it has worked for me.