Originally posted by Hessling
Folks, I’ve been politically passionate for many years. During this time I’ve seen scandals, bad decisions, foreign misadventures, economic
crisis’s and so forth. While it is easily understood America is far from perfect, what has been going on the last 10+ years is nothing short of
I don't have time now to carefully read the whole thread, but just skimming thru some of the responses, I'm surprised that there aren't more
conspiracy theorists responding to the OP. After all, this is ATS.
Hessling, I strongly recommend that you read Jim Marrs "Rule by Secrecy" which should give you an overview of what's been happening in this country
since Woodrow Wilson.
The "agenda" has accelerated in the last ten years to the point that even some of the sheeple are becoming aware that something is profoundly wrong
in this country.
1) At war in 3 nations, each of which it attacked and 2 of which it occupies.
Need I mention that the military-industrial complex is overjoyed. (Try finding a copy of "War Is a Racket" by a former Commandant of the US Marines
named Smedley -- published about 80 years ago.)
I think there is something even more nefarious going on than the usual "human bloodshed for fun & profit" -- the US military resources are being
intentionally stretched to the limit. The climbing war debt is undermining the Dollar and our enemies are rejoicing. Why are so many of the Islamic
countries in the Mid-east erupting into revolution all at the same time? It's orchestrated.
One of the most useful functions of creating war is the distraction of the people.
War is also useful for mass kills -- culling the herd -- depopulation.
2) Runs secret torture cells on some of its distant military bases and contracts out other torture, while it also runs "kill teams" where it
chooses. It even has a private army of highly paid "contractors," little of which it discloses to the American people.
3) Seizes people it deems terrorists, those it doesn't kill, and locks them up indefinitely, in many cases no charges, no trials, no rule of law.
Those "contractors" -- mercenaries -- really worry me. Most Americans do not want to know. US use of torture is not new. Have you not heard the
stories from Vietnam? Waterboarding is mild stuff compared to the stories I've heard.
4) Censors its wars from the American people, many of whom are indifferent to the suffering our beloved nation is causing. U.S. news media often
cooperates with the government but not WikiLeaks nor Aljazeera but most Americans ignore it. No military draft, no interest.
5) Censors even the horrors its wars cause its own soldiers and their families. Once again, the U.S. news media often cooperates telling few stories
or sharing few pictures, making these people largely invisible, left to bear their pain in silence and in a cloak of secrecy.
The US news media is probably entirely corrupt. All our media is owned by giant corporations and is run to manipulate the masses (us) and to make
money. If you want real news you'll have to scour the net. I would not endorse anything from either WikiLeaks or Aljazeera.
Why would they need to institute an unpopular draft? When you have masses of poor who are desperate for any kind of job just to have a paycheck.
How our youth has been used in the military is heartbreaking.
6) Once the greatest manufacturing powerhouse the world had ever seen, most U.S. manufacturing has been shipped overseas. But there still is a sizable
amount of U.S. manufacturing as the government contracts with manufacturers to build weapons of mass destruction and deadly delivery systems such as
jet fighters and drones in most Congressional Districts across America. All at taxpayer's expense.
The Elites do not care about members of the "herd." By using Communist slave labor so cheap, that they could ship their goods thousands of miles and
still make obscene profits -- they stripped their compatriots of decent paying jobs -- gutted the US middle classes -- and are helping to turn the US
into a Third World country where you have a small number of obscenely rich at the top, a small & powerless middle class and masses of poor.
7) Because of reckless government spending and huge trade deficits, the U.S. dollar which was long the gold standard of currencies is now so weak,
many investors prefer gold or even other currencies as the dollar sinks in value.
The collapse of the Dollar has been intentional. Once the Dollar has been deemed worthless, Americans will be urged to adopt a new currency to replace
the Dollar. A new type of government of NWO "Communitarianism" will be instituted to restore order from the chaos of economic collapse.
8) Once the U.S. ran the greatest financial surpluses since the British Empire was at its peak. Now it is the world's biggest debtor nation running a
borrowing and printing Ponzi Scheme to pay its bills.
"printing Ponzi Scheme" ?? You mean fiat money. The US is not the biggest debtor nation yet, but we are getting there.
9) Standard & Poor's, a globally respected credit rating agency threatened to downgrade the U.S.'s debt securities, the first step at what could
lead in stages to having it declared "Junk." That would send interest rates through the stratosphere, making it cost prohibitive for home mortgages
and small business borrowing and destroying the value left in the dollar. Newport Beach, CA based Pimco, the world's largest bond investor has
already sold off its holdings in U.S. government debt.
10) To sustain and expand its military machine, the U.S. government would sacrifice Medicare, Medicaid, its educational system, its police and fire
protection and other programs that bring quality of life to its citizens and protect its children and its poor and frail.
Very powerful people make lots of money from war, so of course, the crooked law-makers will do everything they can to sustain & expand the
Medicare, Medicaid, "free" public schools (universal suffrage), government subsidized college tuition, are all "nice to have" stuff if there is
enough tax money to pay for it. None of these things are "entitlements."
In the really old days, if you wanted any "learning" you had to pay a teacher for it. Taxes were not collected to pay for it. If a town wanted a
sheriff, the townspeople had to chip in to pay for one. There wasn't any "free" medical care, unless a doctor was willing to donate his
And Social Security, there's a pyramid scheme. Those who got in at the beginning of the program fared well, they probably got more out of the system
than they paid in. The problem is that the longer the scheme runs, the larger the base you need to support it. The tax base cannot expand enough to
support the growing number of payees.
When the US was rich, there was so much tax money, the country could pay for public programs. Those days are over.
Trillions of Dollars have disappeared from the US Treasury over the years to fund secret projects of the Elite.
The US taxpayers have been treated like sheep to be shorn.
I used to “fight” by voting in every election. However, it seems as though our elected leaders no longer care about us. Recently elections just
seem like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Also, there is very little doubt that the media is not doing the job they were intended to do.
Voting seems like an act of futility. However, on the outside chance that it might make a difference -- vote.
There's barely any difference between the Replicrat candidates. An outsider like Ron Paul will be destroyed if it looks like he might win. Remember
how they destroyed Ross Perot's campaign.
Obama has got to be one of the worst US presidents ever -- he is so over his head. But Obama has a good chance of winning again because the anti-Obama
forces are divided.
It's probably naive to think it makes any difference who's in the WH. The men behind the curtain remain the same.
Younger friends of mine do not understand why I’m freaking out over current events. They consider it “normal”.
Perpetual war…Wall Street bailouts…rampant unemployment…rich vs. poor gap reaching preposterous levels…sky rocketing inflation despite
government numbers stating there is no inflation…blatantly illegal actions taken by elites with absolutely no repercussions forthcoming.
Damn it! This is NOT normal.
I simply want to know how in the heck we reached this point and within a breathtakingly short span of time in relation to our history? Do you think
we can ever go back and restore our honor?
It's probably too late by many decades to undo what's been done. But we must act as if we can make a difference, because to do nothing is worse than
futile action. At the very least, we can let people know what is being done to them and why.