Saturday, May 24, 2008

Truthiness and the National Security State

I had a conversation today with someone who works in the New York Metro region news media, and he said they use the word "truthiness" in their banter. I believe they use it as an internal joke to describe what it is they do and perhaps use it a barometer to measure the garbage they send over the airwaves as "news" and "the truth" with "the facts on the ground".

They lovingly refer to this newstainment as "truthiness"... perhaps to make fun of what they report, of themselves and also perhaps to work through their own guilt at having once dreamed of an admirable profession that informs, enlightens, and by doing so helps to define and remind us of who we are.

The Urban Dictionary definition of TRUTHINESS: The quality of stating concepts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than the facts
. ... and this seems eerily similar to what we hear from all parts of our governing bodies. Stephen Colbert claims ownership to this word and its fitting as he uses so wonderfully. Below is video where people were voting to make truthiness the Merriam Webster word of the year in 2006.

So today, with truthiness in mind, I want to ask the question, can we fix the mess we're in, or
are we doomed to be the shortest living Empire in history, destroyed by its own greed, folly, arrogance, ignorance, laziness, fear and of course, pervasive TRUTHINESS?

As I listen to people talk, they whine on about the Bush Administration in the hopes that this administration is the purpose of all the ills, and once they're gone... our Utopian society will re-emerge.... mmmmm.... NO, ain't gonna happen.

I'm sorry to let you all in on a couple of truths that may hurt your feelings, but I like to say it like it is... that the truth about this country and the system we are in and are told is "democratic" is anything but...
and that will not change short of a complete 'makeover', or 'do over'. The past three generations have never lived in a true democracy... and I see it as a reality that was created by a series of actions on the part of the ruling elite... but two stand out as particularly powerful in taking over the country.

1/ The Federal Reserve Act of 1913

In one single piece of legislation, United States currency, banking system, lending system and nearly all control over the financial levers of the economy was turned over to the Federal Reserve Board, a PRIVATE BANK made up of BANKERS who are appointed to 14 year terms and are not bound by the Constitution of the United States... just so happens that the Constitution says that the creation of a Central Bank is ILLEGAL.

Woodrow Wilson, the dimwitted president primed and placed into power by the Morgan's, Rockefellers and Warburg's and other bankiing families... was President from 1913 - 1921. Remember, as I stated in an earlier quote: he who controls the money system of a country controls that country.

Later in his life, Woodrow Wilson would say the following (realizing he had signed away American Democracy):
A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men ... [W]e have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world—no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.
The New Freedom: A Call for the Emancipation of the Generous Energies of a People
(New York and Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1913)

Later in same document: Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.

What power is he referring to?

2/ Fast forward to post World War II, and another dimwitted President, Harry S. Truman signs into legislation the National Security Act of 1947.

In one piece of sweeping legislation (the likes we have not seen since the creation of the Department of Fatherland Security), we created the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency and The Air Force. One piece of legislation created the secret apparatus and the foundation of the National Security State we live in. It created two secret organizations involved solely in intelligence gathering and one who perhaps was created to develop the machinery to collect the information

The purpose behind the creation of the Air Force in this legislation is one that is still open to debate. But using the simple principle of "follow the money" and using my favorite chart "Death and Taxes" , space based operations of the Air Force add up to roughly $30 Billion for satellite creation, deployment and operation. It appears to me that the Air Force was created to develop nuclear bombers, nuclear global strike aircraft and SPACE CAPABILITIES that could then be used by the NSC and the CIA for intelligence gathering and ensuring American hegemony into the next century. By the way, this happens to be twice the size of NASA's (a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin) budget which will be in the area of $17 Billion.

The National Security State (formerly known as the United States of America) that was put into motion by this single piece of legislation... and along with a private banking system controlling the purse strings of the country... set in motion the cabal that rules our country today and has for the past 60 years.

Quite simply, the Military Industrial Complex (essentially the permanent arms industry of vast proportions and codified with an ironclad partnership between the Pentagon and a few enormous companies (the top 5 being Lockheed, Raytheon, Boeing, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman) seeks and successfully maintains the flow of unlimited Federal Budget by ensuring that the citizenry is always faced with an enemy and is therefore kept in a permanent state of fear and is forced to agree to fund permanent war.

The banking system reaps immense profit from this permanent war by funneling the spoils of it (cash and debt from the absolute control of the world's natural resources by the military) into American and American controlled banks. This includes the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund as well.

There's bad news and good news... the good news is that this system will crush under its own weight as it seems to be doing now. Also, Americans are becoming aware of this cabal and their agenda and beginning to rumble aloud. Sadly, I think its going to take much more than that to dismember this system permanently.

The bad news: as this system crushes under its own weight... it just may take us with it.

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