By Steven Yates
December 2, 2007
And they can cite the claim of Alan Blinder, former deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve, that things are going to get worse for the domestic economy—much worse!. In his view, offered last May, the U.S. could lose between 30 million and 40 million more jobs to offshoring over the next generation as global corporations pursue the cheapest labor they can find. For Americans, entire occupations will be wiped out and replaced with nothing. America will become a third-world country, as U.S. workers—including many well-educated professionals—go pinwheeling over the economic cliff. Disruptions now go hand-in-hand with World Trade Organization meetings. With the growing popularity of commentators like Lou Dobbs, we could see organized resistance to “free trade” and “globalization” here at home in the future. Patriots have views of their own on the true state of the U.S. economy that do not reflect official propaganda about ‘low inflation’ and ‘low unemployment.’ They are taking the long view. They have been investing in precious metals, including the Liberty Dollar—recently targeted for a federal government raid.
Patriots might also ask pesky questions like, How can the Bush Administration claim to be fighting a “war on terror” with our borders wide open and still allowing thousands of illegal aliens into this country every day. (Newsflash: not all illegal aliens are Mexican.) They have some pretty good ideas why those in power refuse to secure our borders. They are aware of the stealth effort to fold this country into a North American Union with a new fiat currency, the amero, intended to replace our debauched dollar. The integration of Mexicans with a squatter’s mindset into the economies of our cities and towns will further drive the third-worldization of America as it drives down American wages.
Many Patriots believe we should stop fighting foreign wars where only corporate interests (and Israeli interests, not American interests) are at stake. No one, after all, ever showed that Saddam Hussein was a threat to us. Nor has Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatened us (he has threatened Israel).
Among Patriots are those who question the legality and Constitutionality of the federal income tax collected annually by the IRS. They are aware of the shady history of the Federal Reserve Corporation. Many can name names to go along with the otherwise vague ‘power elite’ label: Rothschild, Rockefeller, Warburg, Morgan, Schiff, Aldrich, Harriman, Brzezinski, Kissinger, and so on. Some Patriots would like to see an independent investigation into what really happened on 9/11.
In short, the independent Patriot movement completely rejects the direction this country has been going in since the Reagan-Bush era during which globalism took a quantum leap culminating in NAFTA, and has been accelerating ever since.
Reading H.R. 1955/S. 1959, Patriots will have still more unwanted questions. Is rejecting the official consensus on the health and direction of the U.S. economy the same as ‘terrorist-related propaganda’? Is a person who documents points of view online that dissent from the Bush Administration’s stay-the-course policy on the Iraq War a potential ‘homegrown terrorist’? Are the groups associated with the many websites offering alternatives to corporate media about to be labeled such, as a precursor to controls over our online activities and demands for unquestioned support for federal (and globalist) policy? These may sound like rhetorical questions, but the wording of H.R. 1955/S. 1959 is so open-ended we have no alternative.
Patriots are aware, finally, that all except for two or possibly three of next year’s contenders for the presidency are members of, or are controlled by, the CFR/Trilateralist/Bilderburg axis, and fear another pseudo-choice between Globalist Candidate A and Globalist Candidate B.
The Patriot movement clearly threatens the lust for power that captured Rome on the Potomac after 9/11, and it threatens the greed of global corporate predators who place profits ahead not just of the livelihoods of ordinary Americans but of U.S. sovereignty itself. Moreover, while much of the country of course remains in its television-induced stupor, the Patriot movement is growing. Within it are articulate voices who recognize that behind both is the power elite’s drive for a world government, for which global “free trade” and “capitalism” are Trojan horses.
Patriots, moreover, are not powerless. They may look powerless as they meet and plan in the back room of the local Denny’s. But they definitely did a number on the badly wanted (by the power elite) amnesty-for-illegal-aliens effort—grassroots efforts stopped amnesty-for-illegals four times this year, as irate callers shut down Congressional switchboards and floods of emails crashed servers! Patriots are not a bunch of peons who can simply be told by government officials to keep their mouths shut! In the event of, e.g., a strike on Iran—especially in the wake of the ongoing catastrophe in Iraq—these people are bound to be trouble, as are many other groups who oppose foreign wars for different reasons. They will be trouble if Cintra, a foreign corporation, persists in building a NAFTA Superhighway. Organized resistance has already emerged in Texas and Oklahoma against the NAFTA Superhighway system, which would take hundreds of thousands of acres of land through post-Kelo eminent domain. Cintra’s contract is supposed to run for 50 years!
The feds can’t just “go after” Patriots and antiwar groups, though—not without giving away their hand. Hence evil bills like this one to relabel their activities as ‘homegrown terrorism,’ serving as potential domestic preemptive strikes against possible civil unrest.
Obviously, H.R. 1955/S. 1959 will do nothing to protect Americans against real terrorism. What it should do is raise the question of who protects Americans from their own government? The bottom line is that if this bill is rushed through the Senate and signed by President Bush, it raises the specter of anyone dissenting from official national and international policy being labeled a ‘homegrown terrorist.’ Coupled with earlier abominations like the Military Commissions Act, the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, and Presidential Directive NSPD 51/HSPD-20” signed by Bush on May 9 of this year—all of which will be inherited by Bush’s successor—Patriots can see that our present direction is toward totalitarian rule by brute force, with dissent and alternative voices and products being ruthlessly suppressed. Just two weeks ago we saw the above-mentioned raid on Liberty Dollar headquarters. Even as it destroys the value of our fiat currency, the Federal Reserve Corporation doesn’t want the competition. H.R. 1955/S. 1959 could lead to the coerced shutting down of alternative news sites on the Internet, the end of alternative newspapers and talk radio shows, culminating in federal raids on the residences of known patriots (in the case of Patriots who question the legality and Constitutionality of the federal income tax this has already happened).
Finally—H.R. 1955/S. 1959’s Sec. 899C stipulates, “the Commission may, to such extent and in such amounts as are provided in appropriation Acts, enter into contracts to enable the Commission to discharge its duties under this section.”
In other words, the Commission may hire private contractors to identify and isolate ‘homegrown terrorists.’ Blackwater, the increasingly notorious private army, comes to mind. Should we see a power elite caused economic crisis with tens of thousands of suddenly unemployed people taking to the streets protesting globalist policy, will federal officials contract with Blackwater to engage in a little “crowd control”?
Four hundred and four members of our House of Representatives voted for this abomination (219 Democrats and 185 Republicans). Six votes were cast against it (split three and three). This overwhelming bipartisan support speaks volumes about where the present Congress stands—and about the absence of any substantive difference between the two divisions of the Rome on the Potomac Party.
H.R. 1955/S. 1959 is now in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. We need to fax or call our Senators and tell them in no uncertain terms that We The People oppose this bill (use the U.S. Capitol Switchboard toll-free numbers 1-877-851-6437, 1-800-833-6354, 1-888-355-3588, 1-866-220-0044, 1-866-808-0065, 1-877-762-8762, 1-866-340-9281, 1-800-862-5530). We need to demand a NO vote to one of the most frightening and dangerous pieces of legislation I think I’ve ever seen! The edifice of a totalitarian America is under construction in increments under our noses! H.R. 1955/S. 1959 is just the latest installment. We now have very little time to get up off our duffs and do something to stop this! For part one click below.
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Steven Yates earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1987 at the University of Georgia and has taught the subject at a number of colleges and universities around the Southeast. He currently teaches philosophy at the University of South Carolina Upstate and Greenville Technical College, and also does a little e-commerce involving real free trade. He is on the South Carolina Board of The Citizens Committee to Stop the FTAA.
He is the author of Civil Wrongs: What Went Wrong With Affirmative Action (1994), Worldviews: Christian Theism Versus Modern Materialism (2005), around two dozen philosophical articles and reviews in refereed journals and anthologies, and over a hundred articles on the World Wide Web. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina, where he writes a weekly column for the Times Examiner and is at work on a book length version of his popular series to be entitled The Real Matrix (hopefully!) to be completed this summer.