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The Marines are Coming–Maybe

02 Oct

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We are constantly encouraged to support the U.S. military because they’re “fighting for our freedoms”.

That’s a nice idea but, as I’ve said for some time, Name two of “our freedoms” that’ve been threatened or attacked by the the people of Afghanistan or Iraq.  If the U.S. military is currently fighting for any “freedom” in the middle-east, it’s our government’s “freedoms” to print a fiat currency and to arbitrarily invade countries and kill thousands for no apparent reason.

If our government is going to ask or order our young men and women to fight and perhaps die, those soldiers deserve an honest explanation of why they are fighting.  Using lies to deceive American soldiers into fighting, killing and risking their own lives dishonors every soldier, the U.S. government, and the American people.  There can be no honor–and no real “Medals of Honor”–in a war fought for lies.  Insofar as our government relies on lies to motivate American soldiers and Americans in general, it’s evidence that the government regards the American people as adversaries and enemies to be deceived and used rather than served.

I.e., why did we supposedly invade Iraq?  A:  To find and destroy Saddam Hussein’s WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction).  But there were no WMDs.  We invaded Iraq and ultimately caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocents for no more reason than the WWII Nazis had to invade Poland.

When it was clear that there were no WMDs did we leave Iraq?  Hell no.  We stayed and continued to slay an innocent nation rather than admit we were behaving exactly like a pack of Nazis.  Did we apologize?  Nope. Did we say, “Oops”?  Hell no.  We continued to kill Iraqi’s because some of them had the audacity to fight back against the US military’s unwarranted invasion of their country.

Our military will be leaving Iraq and Afghanistan in the next year or two.  But that’s not because we’ve won, or killed all the “bad guys”.  We’re killing because we’re killing.  But we’ll be leaving because the U.S. economy is in a tailspin and we’re going broke.  If we weren’t going broke, we’d probably still be killing Iraqi’s without reason for another decade.

So, whenever  someone claims that we should thank the military for our “freedoms,” I wince.  I view those claims with contempt.  They’re stupid. Our military hasn’t engaged in any “hot” war against any adversary that’s threatened “our freedoms” in my lifetime.  Not once.

If you disagree, name any two of “our freedoms” that’ve been threatened by Korea, North Viet Nam, Dominican Republic, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, or Libya.  Can you name even one such “freedom” threatened by those foreign countries?  I cannot.

In my lifetime, there’s been only one government that’s persistently threatened–and taken–America’s “freedoms” and that’s our own federal government.  Thus, I’ve said for some time that if the U.S. military ever wanted to really fight for “our freedoms,” they’d invade Washington DC.

Here’s a video that reports that something very much like an “invasion” of Washington DC may be about to take place: a mini-invasion of Wall Street–our gov-co’s boss or at least co-conspirator.   It appears that one or more Marines, dressed in uniform, may be coming to Wall Street to protect the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters from further abuse by the NYPD.  This potential support from a handful of Marines could grow to the point that hundreds or even thousands of U.S. military might come to the aid of peaceful demonstrators.

Wouldn’t that be a spectacular moment in American history?  American military standing up against the American police state?  An event like that could trigger enormous change.  An event like that would bring tears of pride to millions of Americans.

I’ll believe it when I see it.  I’d bet that anyone who is still on active duty has been warned that if they don’t want to spend the balance of their career as a private or in Ft. Leavenworth, they’d better not express any political opinions in public.  But we might still see retired military men show up in uniform for these demonstrations.  If they appear in uniform, that will be enough to make the point.

So, if I do see just one member of the U.S. military standing up, in uniform, to defend the Occupy Wall Street protesters from the NYPD, I’ll be proud to say that I’ve seen the U.S. military–at least a bit of it–actually fight for “our freedoms” in my lifetime.  If just one soldier will truly fight for “our freedoms,” he may inspire others to do the same.  Such demonstrations of support for freedom might even mark the beginning of the end for the American police state.

Here’s a 00:01:28 video of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, complete with imagines of the Wall Street rich drinking champagne as they watch an mock the demonstrations.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PiXDTK_CBY

Here’s a 00:00:40 video of the police state abuse in defense of Wall Street:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moD2JnGTToA&feature=player_embedded

Here’s an article by the BBC with an embedded video that describes the continuing protests.  It looks like a return t the “Hippie Days” of the 1960s and 1970s.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15143509

And, finally, inspired by the 40-second video of police abuse, here come the Marines.  Maybe.  video   00:01:56

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp-eapYpL8c&feature=player_embedded

It’s more than a little interesting that a 40-second YouTube video of police abuse of a handful of female demonstrators might be enough to cause a handful of Marines to appear to defend the protesters, which might be enough precipitate a moment in history that begins the end of the police state.

If the Marine’s don’t show, or if this “moment” doesn’t occur this week–it’s only a question of time before another 40-second video precipitates a reaction that shakes or even topples the police state.

We are watching something very important develop in New York City.  This just might be the spark that pushes the police state into retreat.  Or it might be the spark that causes the police state to become more overtly violent.  A great drama may be building in NYC.

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PS.  JP Morgan Chase is reportedly “one of the oldest, largest and best-known financial institutions in the world. The firm’s legacy dates back to 1799 when its earliest predecessor was chartered in New York City.” JPM’s global HQ is at 270 Park Avenue–just a hop and a skip from Wall Street.

Here’s something from the JP Morgan Chase website at  http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Home/article/ny-13.htm:

“NEW YORK CITY POLICE FOUNDATION — NEW YORK

“JPMorgan Chase recently donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation. The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police Department to strengthen security in the Big Apple. The money will pay for 1,000 new patrol car laptops, as well as security monitoring software in the NYPD’s main data center.

“New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly sent CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon a note expressing ‘profound gratitude’ for the company’s donation.

“‘These officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe,’ Dimon said. ‘We’re incredibly proud to help them build this program and let them know how much we value their hard work.'”

It appears that JPM bought the NYPD.  Perhaps those kinds of purchases are necessary to ensure police loyalty in the event of massive public demonstrations against big-time, Wall St. bankers.

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15 responses to “The Marines are Coming–Maybe

  1. Samantha

    October 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Hear hear…

     
  2. Rich H.

    October 2, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    You hit the nail on the head. Every time I hear someone say they support the military because they (supposedly) fight for our freedom it’s like hitting my finger with the hammer instead of the nail.

     
  3. Dom Mastroserio not (DOM MASTROSERIO)

    October 2, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    If what that military man does what he bragged he’d do it would be with an uplifting rather than the usual disheartening surprise I’m used to getting from the news.

    Like the disheartening surprise about NYPD taking a $4.6B “donation” (bribe).

    Of course, that went along with the wrath-inducing and unsurprising newspin that “NYPD security strengthening” will allegedly be that $4.6B allottment’s target from a too big to fail, too big to jail JPMorganChase.

    So now they’re taking bribes directly from the plutocratic lunatics who planned, funded, fomented, prosecuted and profited from at least the economic evisceration of America and the world.

    And neither of these – NYPD/JPMorganChase – seem to mind publicly trumpeting this mega-bribery poffered by property and wealth plundering plutocrats to America’s largest and most sophisticated Municipal (NYS government) Police force – to insure their protection at the cost of the people’s liberties.

    But the people have been robbed, poisoned, spied on, and threatened exactly by the long ongoing perverse symbiosis between these two once unimaginable allies…what raises my bile now is their supercilious public flaunting the felony of taking a donation (gift, i.e., bribe) from what SCOTUS has “personified”.

    The NYPD, according to existing (as far as I know) penal laws, are debarred from collectively or severally, taking “gifts” from private individuals…JPMorganChase, in being a corporation, has been (what a miracle!) de-fictionalized into a “real” person by our illustrious ones on the Supreme Bench…

    Does this not prove unequivically that both these entities are above the law?

    I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the cavalry to join us at the barricades but do admit imagining our own military boys and girls patriotically marching to our side would be a chivalrous, ordinate, inspiriting and encouraging spectacle to witness and join.

    As for the drama in NYC…You have to be in the Wall Street area to know what’s going on there…I live in one of its suburbs and if I had to rely solely upon the local media I would surmise that a few persistent hotheads and miscreants were being given their just deserts by NY’s Finest for over a week…and that that was all going on at Wall Street.

    Such is the confused, deluded and terrorized mindset of our nation’s people that despite all the cyber equipment most of them own they refuse to corroborate or criticize the standardized drumbeat lies of MSM and will give you the cold shoulder on the street if you attempt to engage them in conversation about what they refuse to face…why, somebody called me “Chicken Little” the other day for my unbending “gloom and doom-ery”…

    I guess that fella who called me that was never in combat when all sorts of terrible things routinely fall out of the sky.

     
  4. Cody

    October 3, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    As a former Marine and retired soldier, when thanked for my service, I frequently respond with “The only thanks I ever wanted was to return to a free country. What did you do with it?” I find most former Military types to be very sincere and easily misguided. However, I find that they are willing to discuss constitutional issues. That is a plus. It is also a glimmer of hope. Don’t get tired of speaking the truth. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. All truth is God’s truth and therefore is God’s word. It has to be repeated more often than the lies to purge out the dross of disinformation.

     
  5. Dom Mastroserio not (DOM MASTROSERIO)

    October 3, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    At some point in this Spiritual War about to become bloody and visceral, those who carry weapons ostensibly to protect and defend the people of America; who took an oath to obey the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, will need to morally opt whether they’ll put their lives on the line for the people from whom they sprang or the NWO plutocrats they’ve up till now been protecting, defending and enriching consciously or not.

    It will doubtless come to needing to hamstring the authoritative officer corps of the once noble services of soldier and police because those in that corps are aligned solidly with the maniacs now running the people into the ground.

    The time to choose whose side soldiers and police are on can no longer be put off.

    The Spiritual War has reached a point of no return because the NWO plutocrats in their implacable drive to build their Servile World State have choked the life out of the people’s hope for some sort of peaceful rebound and reconstruction.

    The people have had their lands stolen.

    The people have had their trades and manufacturies outsourced, de-unionized and robotized.

    They’ve had their remaining petty wealth Ponzi-ed away from them and the pirated loot has been “legally” offshored by NWO plutocrats.

    The American people have been poisoned and short-changed with cheap, shoddy products which traitorous monopolists import without tariff from the very slave-labor nations the people’s livlihoods were shipped to.

    They’ve been debarred from creating alternate lives for themselves by laws and prohibitions enforced by a two-tiered, criminal system of injustice that profits from devestating their lives with punishments devised by sociopaths, torturers and scoundrels…

    The hellish penetentiaries are teeming with innocent people wasting away from torture and abuse…

    Law has become a virulent machine grinding out evil profits from human misery for NWO plutocrats.

    And there can be no “recovery” when all ways and means of rebuilding are denied the people and an alien government has become a mere enforcement arm of corporations, financiers and bankers.

    So the police and the soldiers have to decide in the Spiritual War about to explode what side they belong to.

    From what I’ve seen so far, soldiers and police are mostly helping the people’s enemies.

    But the people can let bygones be bygones and use their help now that it is fast becoming a time of ultimate reconing.

    Its really simple…they have to make up their minds whether its God or Satan they’ll fight for.

     
  6. Cody

    October 4, 2011 at 1:06 AM

    OK, so who’s to blame? We now have a country full of people with unclean hands and impure hearts. Even some of the Popes of the Patriot Movement.
    The spiritual war has been ongoing since the Eve was tempted by the serpent. Maybe, before. Depending on how you read Revelations. There is nothing new under the sun, nor is our experience unique, beyond its point in history.
    Having a pity party about our current predicament will not solve any of the problems we are facing. You must take a sincerely misguided man or woman and enlighten them with the truth. With patience.
    If you have not been in the military, especially the Marines, you have no concept of the internal turmoil you experience when you learn the about the Beast. You have to admit that you were sold a bill of goods and that you bought it hook, line and sinker. All the while you thought you were doing the honorable, you were serving the abominable. Then, there is the exit strategy.
    I’m sure the Founding Fathers had similar epiphanies when they realized slaves were men too.

     
    • Adask

      October 4, 2011 at 1:46 AM

      I’m not trying to cast blame. I’m not claiming to be “holier than thou” or anyone else. I was in the 82nd during the Viet Nam era. Through a fluke (in fact, I think it was God’s hand), I was the only man in my AIT that wasn’t sent to Viet Nam. I stayed in a holding company for 6 months, and then I went to personnel to see what was going on. I was there in personnel when a clerk looked for my file and found it behind a filing cabinet, in the space against the wall. I’m only guessing, but I think that when we finished AIT, a clerk pulled a stack of files out of the filing cabinet and stacked ‘em on top of the filing cabinet. I’m guessing that my file was on top of the pile; that it slipped off the pile and wound up behind the filing cabinet. So I didn’t go to Viet Nam. I thank God for that because I was a “young hero” and dumb enough to do things that would either get me killed or maimed or cause me regret for the rest of my life.

      All I’m saying is that I’m sick of the BS. I’m sick of the lies. And I’m more than a little appalled that virtually the whole country appears to accepts this crap about our military “fighting for our freedoms”. The only adversary that’s taking freedoms away from the American people is the federal government–the same bunch of treasonous whores who send young men an women off to wars without any moral foundation.

      The whole country is cooperating in these lies and invasions without cause. That cooperation does not speak well for the military or the adults who support the military. We have become monstrous and we cannot survive without a moral foundation. We have to be good people. We have to know that we are good people. We can’t just accept crapola out of Washington DC about our right or duty to invade some other country. Insofar as the government deceives us into cooperating in its crimes, we lose our moral authority. I doubt that a nation stripped of genuine moral authority can survive for long.

       
  7. Cody

    October 4, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Hey Al,
    I’m honored to get your response. You can identify with the feeling of betrayal that I mentioned before.
    My intent was not to lay blame. My intent is to provoke thoughtful solutions to an impending true to life “emergency.” Whether or not the conditions were fabricated by our “trusted Government” will be irrelevant when the turmoil begins in ernest.
    The point of my rhetoric is to provoke self-examination. I believe all of the Patriot/Legal Reform community has a duty to Liberty. We can fulfill our duty by informing the misguided.
    I believe it was the grace of God that put those Anti-Shyster magazines in my hands back in 1995. Being angry and grateful motivated me to copy those and give them to my fellow Marines in Yuma. Beyond that, a few wound up in gun shops and lawyers offices. I don’t know what the long-term impact was. It’s still working on me. I want to believe it was helping to wake others up. It was another Patriot that gave them to me. Sort of a chain reaction if you will.
    So, since quite a few military folks are serious about their duty to their country and believe they are fulfilling their oaths, I take a different approach. My tact is to have discussions with them that honor their stated intention while asking questions like “Do you know the difference between “civil rights” and unalienable Rights? What are the Blessings of Liberty? What is your duty when you are given an unlawful order? Did you know Marines are taught to question orders, Al? Marines place a high value on the concept of “loyal dissent”. That makes the ground fertile for my conversations with them.
    My point is to keep it simple and inform the Marine or Soldier and maybe even the cop about the deception, without judging them. I think that was the Apostle Paul’s approach with the Jews.
    By the way, Al. Thank you for your leadership!

     
    • Adask

      October 4, 2011 at 11:20 AM

      I agree. I’m also trying to do exactly as you describe.

      Trying to understand and then tell the truth generally inspires caution and even some paranoia since the world often finds the truth to be threatening. Therefore, I sometimes feel compelled to pussyfoot around with overly long explanations to insure that no one misunderstands.

      Thanks for reading my blog.

       
  8. Cody

    October 4, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Al,
    I’ve seen your efforts in print and on youtube. I find no fault in your presentation. I can sense your humility when you speak and write. You are helping me move from an instinctive sense of duty to Liberty to the intellectual understanding of it.
    I only hope I can help to the same for others.
    I read as often as I can. Usually, before bed. I get some weird dreams at times.
    Thanks.

     
    • Adask

      October 4, 2011 at 5:20 PM

      Are your dreams as weird as our reality?

       
      • Cody

        October 5, 2011 at 12:33 AM

        Redeeming grocery receipts, to buy a house a couple of nights ago…

         
  9. Cody

    October 6, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    http://www.veterandefenders.org/

    Somebody’s waking up. I hope this is not a setup. Has anyone else seen this?

     

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