Unfortunately, due to the complicity of the Mainstream News Media, America is at a crossroads – one that most citizens aren’t even aware of; our MSM is run by corporate interests, and even though some reporters would give anything to tell us the truth, they are stifled from reporting the real news by their corporate masters. We have one or two reporters that deserve the Medal of Freedom for their honesty and tenacity, like Keith Olbermann for instance – but his audience is too small to make a real difference, and the news I’m speaking of should dominate the media, in print , on the radio and on all of the nightly news reports, but instead, what we hear are bits and pieces of so-called news that fail to sound the alarm that America is dying, not a slow death, but our economy is close to a complete collapse, and if Bush and Cheney have their way, World War III could begin at any moment. Yes, it’s that serious, yet the MSM refuses to tell Americans the truth, traitors and cowards for refusing to honor their own beliefs in journalism and protecting the freedom and democracy that a “free press” traditionally provided to its subscribers. The framers of our constitution understood that a free press was essential to the survival of our democracy, and even on our own government’s website, these words are immortal and as true today as when our constitution was first written:
— C H A P T E R 4 —
Freedom of the Press
Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press?.
— First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Although a cherished right of the people, freedom of the press is different from other liberties of the people in that it is both individual and institutional. It applies not just to a single person’s right to publish ideas, but also to the right of print and broadcast media to express political views and to cover and publish news. A free press is, therefore, one of the foundations of a democratic society, and as Walter Lippmann, the 20th-century American columnist, wrote, “A free press is not a privilege, but an organic necessity in a great society.” Indeed, as society has grown increasingly complex, people rely more and more on newspapers, radio, and television to keep abreast with world news, opinion, and political ideas. One sign of the importance of a free press is that when antidemocratic forces take over a country, their first act is often to muzzle the press.
Thomas Jefferson, on the necessity of a free press (1787)
The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
Without a free press, and I mean a news media that fulfills the obligation to our constitution who understand they are one of the first lines of defense against tyranny and despotism, liberty and democracy will not survive! When “the people” are no longer are aware of the truth, and are fed lies and propaganda under the guise of it being “news”, it is impossible to hold-on to a democracy and the very essence of liberty and freedom – the spirit and principles which caused this great nation to be founded.
Our press has been compromised, and now the only thing left to save our country is the people themselves – and to accomplish this seemingly impossible feat, the responsibility falls directly upon those of us who are aware of the truth, and we must not shirk our responsibility to sound the warning to our relatives and neighbors, and above all, find the courage to do more than write and talk about the danger(s) we face, but add action to our beliefs and help to bring about an awakening in the United States that will ring-out and reverberate throughout the country. Yes, we can do it, but it won’t be easy, but the fruits of failure are so impossible to imagine that I believe the American people, acting together, can and will take action in support of our beliefs and work to restore our constitutional standards and the rule of law to a nation that has lost its way.
I’m a firm believer in the separation of church and state, however, if a pastor knows that a tornado is heading directly toward his church, does he ignore it and pray that God will spare his congregation, or will he sound a warning for his parishioners to seek cover until the storm has passed? One of the ways that we can spread the word is through the real churches that believe in the true beliefs of Christianity – not the radical evangelicals that support war in the Middle-East to “help” bring-on the second coming of Christ; if you believe in God, then you know that he doesn’t need any help in bringing about his wishes – and ever since I was a child I was taught that “God helps those who help themselves,” and as grim as the real news is, we need all of the help we can get, and that includes America’s thousands of churches whom truly adhere to the teachings of Christ.
We all know that Bush and Cheney are being urged by Israel to attack Iran, being told that if we don’t do it, they will do it themselves. The probability of war is so thick right now that it’s being written about all over the world, yet Americans see little evidence in our own news that an attack is right around the corner, and the consequences of such an attack will forever change the face of the United States. Don’t take my word for it, read it yourselves, and then print this article and give it to your neighbor, and ask your pastor to sound the alarm as well. As Americans who believe in the rule of law, like our Congress, it is our duty to help to stave off war, and hoping that Congress or someone else will do it has proven to be fruitless, akin to expecting President Bush to tell the truth instead of constantly lying to the public and destroying everything that Americans cherish and believe in, including our belief that no one is above the law, and that includes the President of The United States!
In the past 72 hours, the rhetoric is reaching a feverish pitch, and Congress is vacationing while our economy is crumbling and America is marching toward another war, this one which will make gas and food so expensive that it will cause riots and poverty that will make the Great Depression seem minor in comparison. We have almost no food reserves, millions are losing their homes, and the task of feeding our families and keeping gas in our cars is becoming a national nightmare – and all of this has happened before the first bomb has fallen, which should make it obvious that if Bush attacks Iran, our ability to exist as a free and independent society will be compromised and likely lost forever! Be honest with yourselves; there’s nothing left in the treasury, our troops are strained to the limit, and the United Nations has warned that attacking Iran will turn the Middle-East into a “Ball of Fire!“
Read the war rhetoric that has been authored in the past few days, and whether you believe in God or not, it’s time to enlist everyone you know, churches, unions, social groups, anyone and everyone that wishes to exist in a free and democratic society and warn them that we are directly in the path of a “tornado” of hate, loathing and greed, all of it brought upon us by a President that refuses to honor our Constitution and the rule of law. It’s also important to know exactly “who” President Bush is, and what his family has stood for, and by understanding their history, it becomes even more imperative to stop him dead in his tracks and instead of “appeasing” President Bush as happened in 1933 with Prescott Bush, this time we need to prosecute the fascists that are attempting to overthrow America!
Bush Fulfills His Grandfather’s Dream
David Swanson, June 27, 2008
It’s remarkably common for a grandson to take up his grandfather’s major project. This occurred to me when I read recently of Thor Heyerdahl’s grandson taking up his mission to cross the Pacific on a raft. But what really struck me was the BBC story aired on July 23rd, 2007, documenting President George W. Bush’s grandfather’s involvement in a 1933 plot to overthrow the U.S. government and install a fascist dictatorship. I knew the story, but had not considered the possibility that the grandson was trying to accomplish what his grandfather had failed to achieve.
Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895 to 1972) attended Yale University and joined the secret society known as Skull and Bones. Prescott is widely reported to have stolen the skull of Native American leader Geronimo. As far as I know, this has not actually been confirmed. In fact, Prescott seems to have had a habit of making things up. He sent letters home from World War I claiming he’d received medals for heroism. After the letters were printed in newspapers, he had to retract his claims.
If this does not yet sound like the life of a George W. Bush ancestor, try this on for size: Prescott Bush’s early business efforts tended to fail. He married the daughter of a very rich man named George Herbert Walker (the guy with the compound at Kennebunkport, Maine, that now belongs to the Bush family, and the origin of Dubya’s middle initial). Walker installed Prescott Bush as an executive in Thyssen and Flick. From then on, Prescott’s business dealings went better, and he entered politics.
Now, the name Thyssen comes from a German named Fritz Thyssen, major financial backer of the rise of Adolph Hitler. Thyssen was referred to in the New York Herald-Tribune as “Hitler’s Angel.” During the 1930s and early 1940s, and even as late as 1951, Prescott Bush was involved in business dealings with Thyssen, and was inevitably aware of both Thyssen’s political activities and the fact that the companies involved were financially benefiting the nation of Germany. In addition, the companies Prescott Bush profited from included one engaged in mining operations in Poland using slave labor from Auschwitz. Two former slave laborers have sued the U.S. government and the heirs of Prescott Bush for $40 billion. MUCH MORE
After you’ve read that article, it’s easier to understand why everything seems to be falling apart, and Bush is intent on starting another war so he can declare martial law and finish fulfilling his Grandfather’s legacy. Three years ago, those of us that predicted President Bush’s invasion of Iraq was a precursor to war with Iran were called “conspiracy nuts”; now, war with Iran appears to be inevitable, and it could happen at any moment – and only you and “the people” can stop it before it starts. Below are several must-read articles that indicate that war is only a millimeter away:
Congress Rushes to Encourage Iran Attack
Cheney, being the “Patriot” he is, actually attempted to block our negotiations and tentative peace deal with North Korea, demonstrating that in his case- a Neo-con doesn’t doesn’t change his stripes, unless doing so would further his warmongering agenda; I believe that Bush, in a sick sort of way, actually believes some of the garbage he is spewing, but has no understanding of anything more complex than “My Pet Goat” – more proof that he is nothing more than a puppet in the Bush crime family. Cheney appears to be the epitome of evil, snarling at his critics and not caring about next years elections; after all, he’s made his fortunes and believes that he can disappear while the investigation proceeds into his “shadow government” that is itching to take-over our democratic nation just as soon as the Bush puppet is called-in in to make a decision:
Dick Cheney ‘tried to block North Korea nuclear deal’
By Philip Sherwell in New York
Last Updated: 6:51PM BST 28/06/2008
Vice President Dick Cheney fought furiously to block efforts by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to strike a controversial US compromise deal with North Korea over the communist state’s nuclear programme, the Telegraph has learned.
“The exchanges between Cheney’s office and Rice’s people at State got very testy. But ultimately Condi had the President’s ear and persuaded him that his legacy would be stronger if they reached a deal with Pyongyang,” said a Pentagon adviser who was briefed on the battle.
Mr Cheney’s office is believed to have played a key role in the release two months ago of documents and photographs linking North Korea to a suspected nuclear site in Syria that was bombed by Israeli jets last year. MUCH MORE
Most of the evidence is here, and it points directly to war with Iran. It’s time for Americans to understand the consequences of such a war, and in doing do, the goosebumps on your back will Haunt you as reality begins to sink-in and you understand that America will effectively reach “third world Status” and we will be as poor and destitute as the many nations that we have helped throughout history that couldn’t't seem to pull themselves out from under inflation and living conditions that shocked the conscience of the average American:
Opinion & Editorial: Iran invasion would bring fatal consequences
By Monty Rohde (Excerpts)
When the media considers how the Iranians could respond, it generally only speculates on the Iranians responding passively and ceasing oil production. According to CNN, the result would be an immediate 5 percent drop in the global supply, which could cause prices to rise in excess of $60 a barrel, creating a minor pain for Americans at the gas pump. This scenario is dangerously optimistic. The hardliners controlling the Iranian government will not react timidly. While the Iranian military lacks the sheer power of the American armed forces, it does not need to match strength for strength.
After American or Israeli forces attack, the Iranians will likely retaliate using ballistic missiles, attacking Israeli cities and American bases around the Persian Gulf. Attacks against Israel should prove ineffective. Iran has a small inventory of missiles that have the necessary 1,300 km range to strike targets within Israel, according to Globalsecurity.org, and since the First Gulf War, Israel has developed an effective anti-ballistic-missile program. The Iranians do have a sizable arsenal of shorter-range missiles that could be used to strike American targets in Iraq.
Although Patriot Missile batteries proved effective against Iraqi missiles in the second Gulf War, it may be possible to overwhelm individual batteries. Only 54 such batteries were deployed during the second Gulf War, defending staging areas in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. There are likely fewer systems in theater at the moment, and American bases are dispersed throughout Iraq, making them harder to protect. By firing enough missiles into the Green Zone in Baghdad, the Iranians could decapitate the Iraqi government and kill a large number of American military leaders. MUCH MORE This is an excellent article and delves into the 12 consequences, and the impact on our way of life is breathtaking!
This is meant to be a sister article to “Independence Day Is Coming – Let’s Make It A Real Day For America’s Independence!” and “Call to Action July 4th- Get off the internet, I’ll see you in the streets!” Whether the Truckers strike is immaterial; we need them just as they need us, but after you read and understand “why” it’s so urgent to stop Bush from Bombing Iran, it is apparent that in order to quash his warmongering and attempts at overthrowing Democracy in America, to do nothing is literally suicide for our country as a whole – and while the rich may survive, the Middle-class and poor will be in a panic just to figure out how to feed our families and find the money to get to work.
Celebrate the 4th of July this year with a renewed vigor and spirit. Remember the principles and beliefs that caused our nation to be created with a constitutional framework to guarantee that tyranny could never show its ugly head here, but now, without a free press, the people are largely ignorant and believe many the lies the Bush administration publishes on a daily basis through their bought and paid-for MSM. Further, when and if you protest, don’t forget the MSM who are as guilty and complicit as Bush himself – and as they cut jobs by the thousands, remind them that one network could dominate everyone else if they would just “sound the alarm” and report the truth to the bulk of the population and state exactly what is at stake and the true price for failure.
On Tuesday, when it’s time to go to work, eat some tomatoes during the holiday weekend, and call in sick with salmonella that the CDC can’t seem to pin-down, but has nevertheless affected over thirty-three states. Yes, you’ll lose some wages, but knowing that higher gas and food prices are right around the corner mitigate any money you might lose in the short-term, and Congress and this Presidency need to be reminded that it’s “we the people” who own and operate America, not them. A simple work-stoppage will send a message and will force Congress to take immediate action. This nation doesn’t operate without the people working diligently to keep things flowing, and now, our efforts are supporting nothing but war and financial collapse – so what’s the point?
This could be one of our last chances to make a difference before the Middle-East, and possibly the United States on our own mainland, are embroiled in a war that will destroy what’s left of our country. Most of you have children, grandchildren, and family that will be sucked into the system as the draft will be re-implemented to support another war – and our quality of life will be one that should make everyone shudder. Mine is only one idea, however, there are organizers and activists that can take this framework of protest and turn it into a reality – but it will take your support and understanding that if we fail to act, like the Jews in Germany, we are sealing our fate by “hoping” that someone brings sanity to Washington, which so far, has been a pipe-dream that has done nothing but further allow Bush to retain and grab more power to effectively complete his Grandfather’s legacy -one that is contrary to the American way of life and is treasonous when we look into the may ways that Bush has dismantled our system of checks and balances and made the United States the Fourth Reich, all the while condemning other nations for curtailing the freedom of its countrymen, a project that PNAC and Bush have been working on for decades. It’s also time to put out collective foot down and demand that Congress vote for the health and safety of the American people, not the interests of AIPAC and the radicals that are taking over Israel much as they have in our nation.
The evidence and substantiation is here. You can choose to watch our society implode with other war, or you can act as patriotic Americans and do whatever it takes to make Washington vote the will of the people, and don’t forget, even for a second, that the United States belongs to us, not the politicians and elitists that are running our country into the ground!
Independence Day is coming, and as Americans, we must re-declare that independence and refuse to knuckle-under to AIPAC and the lobbyists that are spending millions to keep the government from halting oil speculation, the true reason why gas and diesel prices are rising faster than our ability to cope with their rise. Read the above articles in-depth, and understand that it’s not me that predicting war with Iran, but Israel, the United States, and most of the global news media that still prints much of the truth, making our own MSM seem insignificant and ineffective. We owe it to ourselves, but even more, we owe it to our children and grandchildren, and the countless hundreds of thousands whom have died in the pursuit of liberty and freedom.