Monthly Archives: February 2014
Here’s a graphic presentation on the history of gold:
Actor Steven Seagal recently spoke at the Western Conservative Conference. He warned that America was in deep trouble and touched on the possibility of President Obama’s impeachment. Judging by the seemingly mild audience response, either the Conference, itself, was not too large–or even the “Conservatives” were taken aback by the extent of Seagal’s “political incorrectness”.
The content of Segal’s speech wasn’t profound. We all know the facts that he referred to. But Seagal’s speech was still another important “leaf in the breeze” that tells us which way the political wind is beginning to blow in this country. There are Americans who are furious about the path Obama has chosen for this nation. Those Americans tend to give Obama a pass in that he’s still entitled to some “affirmative action”–and no one wants risk accusing Obama of treason and wind up being accused of racism.
Still, I believe there’s a fury out there that animates 20% of the American people–maybe more. This fury is unseen and unstated, but it’s there, waiting silently for some candidate or some political party who will call a spade a spade and fight to push this country back onto the right path.
I’m not talking about conservatives fighting for big business or liberals fighting for big government. I’m talking about candidates who will fight against big business, big labor and big government and fight, instead, for the Liberty of each individual man and woman. There’s a fury out there that’s waiting to support a candidate who will fight for the small American rather than the big institution.
The principle enemy of the people of The United States of America is the government of the United States. A lot of people would probably dismiss that opinion as crazy talk from the lunatic fringe.
But the adversarial relationship that exists between the American people and the American government is not the least bit unusual. The primary enemy of the people of every nation is their own government. Government seeks to convince that it’s “here to help us,” but it’s here to rule and exploit us.
Did Rome really fall to the barbarians? Or did Rome fall to the Roman government’s excesses?
Was Italy ruined by the Allies in WWII? Or was Italy actually destroyed by Mussolini and the Fascist Government?
How many Germans died in WWII? Who reduced the nation of Germany to rubble–the Americans? The Russians? Or the Nazis? Germany was destroyed by its own government.
Who destroyed the former Soviet Union? The United States–or was it the Soviet Union’s government and its idiotic enforcement of the philosophy of communism?
Similarly, who’s responsible for bringing the USA to the edge of economic collapse changing the Land of the Free into a police state? Who’s responsible for the loss of our liberty, standard of living and the American Dream?
As many of you know, back in A.D. 2006, I became the last of seven defendants to be prosecuted in a civil suit by the Attorney General of Texas. Each defendant was threatened with fines of $25,000 per day ($9 million per year). The case started in A.D. 2001 and continued to be actively prosecuted until A.D. 2007 when, despite having invested six years and nearly $500,000 in pre-trial investigations and pre-trial hearings, the prosecution simply stopped. We never received an explanation as to why the prosecution stopped—it just did.
I believe and have argued that the Attorney General dropped the case because of the Freedom of Religion defense that I (with the grace of God) presented. That defense was based on the following facts:
1) Genesis 1:26-28 declares man to be made in the image of God and given dominion over the animals (which were not made in God’s image);
2) no Christian or Jew who based his faith in part on Genesis 1:26-28 could be charged under laws that presumed people to be “animals” without violating his Freedom of Religion; and
3) the drug and medical device laws under which I and the other six defendants were charged presumed us all to be “animals”.
In essence, you can’t define me as an animal without violating a fundamental principle of the Jewish and Christian faiths. If you try to do so, I have a freedom of religion defense to stop you.
As I’ve described elsewhere, I believe this Man Or Other Animals (MOOA) defense is so politically explosive, that the government had no choice but to drop the case.
American Independence Hour hosted by Alfred Adask; 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Central time, Tuesday nights, on AmericanVoiceRadio.com and also on the KU band, free-to-air satellite link at Galaxy 19. There’ll be call-ins at 1-800-596-8191Donna Lee was on my radio show about five months ago. She talked in part about her experiences in fighting against government in general and foreclosure in particular.
Yesterday, we talked briefly and she seemed to have some new insights. I asked if she wanted to be on the radio show again. She declined but she recommended I interview a man who goes by the name of “Boris” and whom she described as a “genius”. Donna told me that he’s had had some remarkable success in dealing with a mortgage and also in a couple of other legal issues.
I called “Boris” with a certain amounts of skepticism. I know a lot of people who are highly recommended but can’t talk well enough to be on radio. I presumed that “Boris” would fit into that status.
I now believe I was mistaken. “Boris” (not his real name, and I don’t know what his real name is) is extremely articulate, intelligent and well-spoken. In fact, he’s so “well-spoken” that I can’t keep up with about two-thirds of what he says. His “legal theory” involves the law, spirituality, philosophy and even a kind of “mysticism” (that’s my description; not his) that’s based in part on clues he’s picked from a couple of motion pictures and even a Bugs Bunny cartoon. His total theory is “eclectic”. It relies on information from a wide and surprising variety of sources.
However, in general, he seems to be believe that the whole system is based on military law. His theory focuses on elements of the Lieber Code, admirality, the 1907 Hague Convention, etc.
In order to understand whether we are or aren’t in an economic depression, we need a definition of the phenomenon that we can compare to our current conditions.
Wikipedia defines “depression” as follows:
“In economics, a depression is a sustained, long-term downturn in economic activity in one or more economies. It is a more severe downturn than a recession, which is seen by some economists as inevitable part of capitalist economy.
“Considered by some economists to be a rare and extreme form of recession, a depression is characterized by its length; by abnormally large increases in unemployment; falls in the availability of credit, often due to some kind of banking or financial crisis; shrinking output as buyers dry up and suppliers cut back on production and investment; large number of bankruptcies including sovereign debt defaults; significantly reduced amounts of trade and commerce, especially international; as well as highly volatile relative currency value fluctuations, most often due to devaluations. Price deflation, financial crises and bank failures are also common elements of a depression that are not normally a part of a recession.”
That’s a decent definition of “depression”. It lists objective phenomena that, in sum, can tell us if we are or aren’t in a depressed economy.
But that definition is incomplete because it doesn’t mention the psychological forces that are intrinsic to a true economic depression. The truth is that we’re not really in a depression until the public generally believes we’re in a depression.
For example, we’re told that the Great Depression began with the stock market collapse of A.D. 1929. We vaguely presume that one day the economy was strong, and then, following the stock market collapse, the national economy slipped instantly into a full-blown depression. We tend to believe that the economy went suddenly from prosperous to depressed, much like a room goes from light to dark by flipping a light switch.