No one has responsed to my post, “Economics for Idiots” and I do not really know if this is good or bad. This being the case I am posting this one in the hope that it will get a rise out of somebody. – Citizenal
Most of us are proud to be an American and take pride that we live in the greatest nation the world has ever seen. We also hold that the government we live under was a major contributor to the success we have achieved because our government is a reflection of who and what we are. The foregoing being true, it follows that there is something about being an American which makes us special and different from everyone one else in the world. In other words, our pride is not merely a reflection of the fact that we are citizens of a highly successful nation called the United States, but because there is something about us that transcends the concept of nationhood and geographical boundaries.
Part of our uniqueness is our heritage and past. Americanism is the final product of two-thousand years of European development and tradition as exemplified in documents like the Magna Carta, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizens, the English Bill of Rights, etc. The essence of these documents is that they serve to take away the authority of those in power and transfer it to citizens they are supposed to serve. Thus, a part of the history of Europe is a march to freedom, the freedom of individual citizens to pursue their own destiny unfettered by those in authority and power. When the New World was discovered it became a magnet for those who exemplified this kind of thinking. Combining these two ingredients made our recipe for greatness complete.
FREEDOM! It is our belief in and devotion to freedom which has made us great, but not just freedom of action. We were blessed with an intellectual freedom which not only allowed our bodies to be free, but also our minds and souls. A little over two-hundred thirty years ago an amazing and wonderful thing occurred. A group of men met, not to better themselves, but to draft a document which would create an ideal government for us all. This document, our Constitution, established a government tasked with protecting our freedom so we would live in a nation where the best in all of us could come forth. The result of this labor by our Founders is what we are so proud of today. America, more than any other Nation, has contributed immeasurably to the advancement of mankind and by so doing has achieved a standard of living of enviable heights. Americans are and should proud of what we have wrought, but there is grave danger in letting our pride blind us.
Everything good in life has a price and so does freedom. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance and a commitment to maintain and nurture it which transcends our individual selves. We, as a people, will only remain free if all of us stand together and say to no to our leaders when they infringe upon our freedom in any way. If our government violates the freedom of anyone, including a single solitary citizen, the rest of us must come together and stand beside the person whose freedom is violated. The expression, I do not agree with what he says, but will defend his right to say it, exemplifies this. In a similar vein, if our government violates a precept of our Constitution, even in an insignificant and beneficial way, it is incumbent for all of us to stand up and be counted because even a benign violation of our Constitution means that it has been rendered dysfunctional. The power to violate one provision of our Constitution necessarily entails the power to violate them all. Believing these things, unlike what many Americans think, is not optional. Instead, it is a sacred obligation we all share and in the final analysis, to shirk these responsibilities means that the offending individual has given up the right to call himself an American. True Americans have a zero tolerance for tyranny and those who do are not American.
If Americans are different from other people, it follows that there are attributes which define being American and when these qualities are not present, a person is not one even if he or she was born in the United States. For example, people who venerate Adolph Hitler and proclaim themselves to be Nazis are not Americans. The same can be said of Fascists, Communists, people who swear allegiance to a king or queen, and yes, even those who subscribe to democracy. People who support these forms of government may be Americans by birth, but they do not embrace the principles which define Americanism and therefore, are Americans in name only. To truly be an American, one must think and act like one.
The foremost governing principles that define Americanism are that “we the people” establish our government and entrust it with powers which are defined and limited by a Constitution. Our Constitution was written by us and belongs to us independent of our government and those who govern are accountable to us under it. It should be clear that this last principle is the most important because if it is dysfunctional, as is the case in the United States today, all other governing principles are trite and irrelevant. This is why we pledge allegiance to our flag and to the Republic for which it stands; not to our government or those who lead us. If we Pledge allegiance to our government, how is it possible to hold it accountable?
Our Constitution, in the final analysis, is nothing more than a contract between “we the people” which delineates the kind of government we agree to live under. This being the case, under our Constitution our allegiance is to each other and to the fundamental principles which underpin our Republic. Our government, which in the final analysis is nothing more than our employee, deserves our cooperation and respect only if it operates in keeping with the precepts of our Constitution. When it fails in this regard and a fellow citizen has no problem with this state of affairs, then that citizen has failed in their responsibilities to the rest of us and is an enabler of tyranny.
In the United States of America today, our government stands in violation of every guiding principle enshrined within our Constitution. The situation is so terrible and horrific that those who we elect to serve, in direct and grievous violation of their sacred oath of office, are allied and subservient to a group of demented international criminals who call themselves the New World Order. These sick people have robbed us of our heritage, our freedom, our wealth, and turned us into a down trodden and subjugated people. Think not, then take a dollar bill out of your wallet and read what it says. The currency of this once proud Nation is not United States dollars, but instead, Federal Reserve notes. The problem being that there is nothing Federal about the Federal Reserve. It is not a part of or an extension of our government, but instead, a private and secretive corporation which has corrupted many of the institutions within our society and is now using our wealth, resources and military to subjugate the rest of the world.
Don’t think so? Then reflect upon the fact that it costs nothing for the Federal Reserve to create the dollar bill you just examined because it was printed by our Treasury Department. Now consider the truly appalling and pathetic aspect of this situation which is that once our government prints our money, for reasons only and idiot can understand, Congress has agreed to pay the Federal Reserve Bank one dollar in real value plus interest to use and circulate what was created by and belongs to us. And this absurdity is what Congress has convinced Americans to swallow as being a good deal in our best interest. This state of affairs is not just ridiculous, it is swindle which would make Bernie Madoff jealous. And Congress is a willing participant in this very real crime.
Let me state this again so the monstrosity of the above state of affairs is not lost upon you. The Federal Reserve Bank is not a government agency. Instead, it is a private corporation which has swindled this Nation out of billions upon billions of dollars. Congress justifies paying these criminals this money because the Federal Reserve was supposed to do a better job of managing our economy. Not only has the Federal Reserve failed miserably in this regard, as evidenced by the depression of 1929 and they one we are enduring now, but the really pathetic joke on all of us is that the Fed manages our economy solely by the simple act of raising interest rates when times are good and lowering them when times are bad. And we have paid these conspirators uncounted billions of dollars for doing something which is so simple an idiot could do it.
If our Congress was really our Congress, why does it keep us in the dark about the true nature of the Federal Reserve, why has it never had this organization audited, and why has it placed us in economic bondage to these criminals? Who does Congress work for, them or us? Similarly, if we truly are a free and independent people, why have those who lead denied us our constitutional right to petition our government for the redress of grievances? Why has a Congress sworn to abide by and preserve our Constitution, taken steps to ensure that we no longer enjoy this right and why has a Supreme Court sworn to the same things aided and abetted them in this truly despicable crime? How can we hold Congress accountable if they have denied us every legitimate means of doing so? The answer to these questions is that they have done these terrible things in homage to their New World order masters and so they will be able to sell their wretched souls to the highest bidder with impunity.
The unassailable truth we live with as Americans is that the present government of the United States of America is not American and is not our government. Instead, it is con job and criminal enterprise dominated by a gang of filthy rich bankers. This being the case as it most certainly is, then it follows that those who take pride in and support and the government we have are not really Americans. From a political point of view, it is difficult to say exactly what they are. How is it possible to categorize people who are so foolish they endorse being bribed with their own money and unknowingly work to enrich a cabal of criminals who do nothing to earn the wealth they steal from us? And it is these ignorant fools who tell concerned and caring Americans that if they don’t like it here, they should go somewhere else. This, unfortunately, is the status quo in the United States of America today. Far too many Americans have forgotten and forsaken their responsibilities as citizens and to add insult to injury, these constitutionally challenged morons are so blind to what our government has become that they have the nerve to tell those of us who really are Americans to leave the nation of our birth if we object to being screwed by our government.
America used to be something special and was different from every other nation in the world. Now, the New World Order, with the cooperation of a corrupt Congress and the complicity of far too many of us, is taking steps to ensure that what defines us as a people is destroyed. The end result of this is that true Americans are people without a country and live in a world where tyranny reigns supreme. Fortunately, there are still many real Americans left in America and, as a group, we have the power to turn our situation around. But time and events are working against us and unless we make our last stand soon, it will be too late. To those who disagree, then at least recognize the fact there are far too many Americans around today who truly believe we are the victims of tyranny and our ranks are growing by leaps and bounds daily. Therefore, irrespective of what you believe, you should not be insensitive to our plight and dismiss us out of hand. At the very least you should give careful consideration to what we believe and most important, you should agree that we have a right to be heard and have our grievances properly considered. Unfortunately for us all, our government no longer agrees that citizens have these rights and will do everything possible to ensure that the silent majority remains ignorant and silent.
An American is not someone who was born in this country, not someone who believes in democracy, and not someone who is loyal to our government. An American is a person who subscribes to a Republican form of government under a Constitution which is revered and respected as being the highest and most sacred laws of the land. A real American is a person whose loyalty is to his fellow citizens and who is willing to sacrifice his life to retain and uphold the principles which define Americanism. Unfortunately, in America today, very few of us are real Americans.
I suggest you forget how you look and start looking around. Find what needs to be done, and just do it. People spend too much time thinking about thinking.
Words such as Freedom, Faith, and Patriotism are popular propaganda words used by politicians and the like to saran wrap the minds of the easily controllable masses. It does not matter if it’s america, europe, china or whoever, this dysfunctional paradigm of consume, consume, debt based money, wasteful elections, corporate coverup, government coverup, planned obsolescence, cyclical consumption cycle, which rests on the supply of finite oil is old software that needs to end before it ends not just the U.S. but then entire way of life on this planet. Our system is a god dam failure!!!! Voting every 2 and 4yrs is becoming more than a contrived farce for the informed masses, and will end due to its own shortcomings.
Americanism, hmmm another ism to add to the list of artificial bullshit
Americanism – A farce contrived of debt, fear and lies
Here are some of the rules:
Nothing to efficient can be created, especially if it destroys the oil/energy cartels. All money has to come from debt, as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be, constant fear must occupy the mind, reinforcing patriotism and faith, accept plausible deniability, political speech to divide and conquer, false flag operations and to be continued……….
Thanks for the suggestion.
I am a Christian, a patriot, and a philosopher……in that order. As a philosopher, what I do best is think. When I stop thinking and look around, I see most everybody else either sound asleep or with their heads burried deep within the sand. Therefore, what needs to be done is wake them or give them a swift kick in the butt. I have been doing this for the past 24 years and it doesn’t seem to work very well. Any other suggestions?
I couldn’t disagree more. True, words such a freedom, faith, and patriotism have become the tools of our oppressors, but this does not mean that they are devoid of value and substance when used properly.
America and Americanism represent ideals that every caring person should subscribe to. The problem is that all the other points you raised are reasons why these ideals are systematically being destroyed by our oppressors. Truth, honor, justice are repugnant to them because these ideals are a threat to the power and control they exercise over us. From my perspective, you have fallen into the trap they have set for us. They have trashed our ideals and you agree with them that the ideals are trash. This is playing right into their hands because the only way we will be saved as human beings and a people is by returning to the ideals which made this nation the greatest in all of history…….and I am using this last assessment in the past tense.
You might want to go to and read my article, “Freedom & Democracy at:
This article illustrates how our oppressors use language and words to enslave us.
I identified with both of your posts and couldn’t agree with you more. The problem is the time for talk is over and the time for action is here and the type of action which is needed is not material which can be discussed here. And most likely, the pervasive surveillance, intelligence, tracking, privacy invasion. and media control technologies which are permeating our society and growing by leaps and bounds will make these measures increasingly difficult to implement. I, for one, don’t intend to go down easily but, in truth, in terms of human intervention changing this predicament, I think success is highly unlikely. I personally think the inexorability of presently occurring events suggests it will play out as prophesied in the Book of Revelation.
I couldn’t agree more.
On March 13, 1962 while addressing the diplomatic corps of the Latin American republics, President John F. Kennedy stated, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Unfortunately for America and Americans, today, our government is straying far afield from legality and sound governing principles. As they do so, they are making it more and more difficult for citizens to seek proper redress for the absurd, insane, and illegal actions they are taking. This is the only way they can continue on the wrongful path they have chosen.
In March of 2000, concerned about the unconstitutionality of GATT and our participation in the WTO, I sued the government in Federal court acting as attorney pro se for the voting citizens of the United States. The defenses mounted by the Attorney General’s office was rediculous and absurd. Despite this, my lawsuit was dismissed on technicalities which clearly demonstrated that our Court System has been comprimised such that instead of preserving and upholding our Constitution, they now actively work to ensure that our governemnt can violate it with impunity.
If you wish to read the particulars of my lawsuit go here: http://constitutionforum.us/challenge_appeal.html
P.S. Just so there are no misunderstandings, as a Christian, I have not, nor will I ever advocate illegal actions or the taking up of arms to solve problems, even political ones. Having said this, I would also add that I am in 100% agreement with John Kennedy as quoted above. A revolution in this country and for the entire world is inevitable and we can thank the demented criminals of the New World Order for bringing about this dismal and horrible state of affairs.
Well citizenal, agree to disagree I guess, I find it that you cannot have honesty with a political/monetary system. We see it every day. It’s a tendency within the system itself, so no matter who you elect Crap will still hit the fan. The entire momentum of earning money perverts the culture as we see it everywhere, jersey shore, american idol, jerry springer, everyone somehow someway prostitutes themselves, even our elected officials. I like to see what you envision, but sorry bud it’s not gonna happen anytime soon. I like the Ron Paul constitutional people, but even if you elect the most truth worthy people, when resources become scarce due to the short comings of our debt based monetary system, it makes no difference, corruption will find it’s way to the surface. A new way of living and thinking needs to emerge, it will take a tragic event to cause such a shift.
I agree with you.
The U.S. is a corporatocracy.
The legal system and all laws apply to corporations.
We are literally a product in our system…no matter who is elected.
George Carlin’s The American Dream stands out as a masterpiece summary of what IS…VF has posted the transcript here: https://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/glenn-beck/43321?page=46
What this means is…if we keep thinking along the lines of he who has the gold, makes the rules…we agree to be cogs…infants who need constant care and supervision. I know history shows failure in anarchy, but was it over 3,800 times?
How do we get the voting ballot to have the option to vote none of the above?
Why am I given a choice to choose evil or lesser evil?…that isn’t a choice. That is why Democracy is a good front for a Corporatocracy.
This does not happen by accident…It is a result of the Stockholm syndrome:
In cases where Stockholm syndrome has occurred, the captive is in a situation where the captor has stripped nearly all forms of independence and gained control of the victim’s life, as well as basic needs for survival. Some experts say that the hostage regresses to, perhaps, a state of infancy; the captive must cry for food, remain silent, and exist in an extreme state of dependence. In contrast, the perpetrator serves as a ‘mother’ ﬁgure protecting the ‘child’ from a threatening outside world, including law enforcement’s deadly weapons. The victim then begins a struggle for survival, both relying on and identifying with the captor. Possibly, hostages’ motivation to live outweighs their impulse to hate the person who created their suffering.
source: Wikipedia Stockholm syndrome
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Littleone YES!!!, I love the All of the Above option. I know Jesse Ventura is for that option, I think he talked about it on Larry King. True, the stockholm syndrome has been in the works for a while, sad but true.