Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Devil's in the Details

I want to bring up three issues where it seems at least on the surface that the will of the people has been served by our elected officials or the court system. The first two: the Dubai Ports deal being struck down and the NSA's Domestic Warrantless Wiretapping program being declared unconstitutional appear to be victories for the American public. However, if we keep our eyes on these issues over the course of time, an entirely different picture unfolds... I don't mean to suggest that there is nothing positive here, but only that we must widen our focus in terms of the amount of time we are willing to pay close attention to a particular issue. While our news cycles constantly morph from one issue into the next like an MTV video, there are people in power that would undermine the will of the people who have patience and aren't afraid to wait it out until the news media is bored with the issue.

IN the late winter of 2006, the hot issue was the sale of port management businesses in six major U.S. seaports to a company based in Dubai, and whether such a sale would compromise port security. The proposed sale was widely opposed by both sides of the mainstream American political machine. More importantly, it was opposed by most of the American people... It would seem that this time justice was served, as the US House Committee voted to block the deal and it was modified so that a company from the UAE--which is known to have allowed the harboring and funding of terrorism related to the 9-11 attacks--was not allowed to purchase American ports. Most Americans know this, and they would probably cite it as an example of our government representing the will of the people.

What the American people said, loud and clear, was that we don't support unchecked globalization. We have some national pride and we'd like to keep our country in some state of relative sovereignty and security. We were led to believe that our government understood that message and had acted on it... This could hardly be further from the truth.

What most Americans don't know, is that the same government that voted to block the sale of American ports to a nation that harbors terrorism is working on the Middle East Free Trade Area Initiative and has already passed a multitude of NAFTA-style free trade agreements with many other Middle Eastern nations--including the UAE. Not to be a protectionist... But does it really make sense to open up our ports, not necessarily to be managed by, but to be used openly by nations that have a documented history of funding and supporting the very terrorism that our government claims to be fighting?

This is where the hidden agenda of the round-table groups that really run the USA (the inner circle of the Council on Foreign Relations, the WTO, IMF, and World Bank, the Fabian Society, etc.) clash very obviously with the publicly perceived foreign policy agenda of the USA that is sold to us by the mass media. On one hand, we are told incessantly that we must fight terrorists abroad so we don't have to fight them at home. But then our ports are opened in trade to nations that fund and support this terrorism. What do you think might end up coming through these ports that are now freely accessible to companies with a history of funding terrorism? We must fight terrorism... But not where it is actually being funded, we must fight it in Iraq, where it didn't even really exist until we got there and starting bombing the crap out of them. Where it's actually being funded we must sign free trade agreements and open these nations up to further participate in a free and open global marketplace. Seems kinda backwards to me...

And what is the mass media telling us? Has any of you heard thing one about the US-Oman Free Trade Agreement? The US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement? The US-UAE Free Trade Agreement? No, of course not. It's already been established that the people of the US would not support such things, so exposing the fact that they are happening anyway in the mass media is just not part of the plan. Doesn't it make you mad that you have to rely on muckracking yellow journalists like me to hear about this stuff? Well, now that you know about the Middle East Free Trade Area Initiative, I suggest you contact your congresspeople and demand to know what the hell they are doing selling out American sovereignty. If they claim they don't know what you're talking about, you can give them the link above. And while you've got them on the ropes, as them about the upcoming North American Union, and how they could possibly think that the average American would want something like that to happen...

And when you hang up the phone with your elected officials in the House of Representatives, call your Senators and demand that they firmly oppose Senate bill S. 2453, which would enshrine in federal law the presidents claim of inherent, exclusive power to wiretap Americans at will without a warrant or any independent check and also S. 2455, which also would make judicial review of each individual wiretap optional, destroying our fundamental Fourth Amendment rights. Didn't they get the memo that a Federal Judge has declared this unconstitutional?

I mentioned three issues in my introduction... So what's the third? Let's go back to 1913 and the passage of the Federal Reserve Act. At the time, the public was staunchly opposed to a central banking system. The hot button issue of the day was "breaking up the money trust." The Federal Reserve Act was sold to the people as being the legislation that would take the power over our money system from the private banks and give it to the people vis-a-vis the Federal Government. In reality, the bill was written by the world's most powerful bankers and sold to congress by a relative of the Rockefeller family, Congressman Nelson W. Aldrich. As it was first passed, it did exactly what the people were told it would do. But over the years, the Federal Reserve Act has been amended hundreds of times... And what is does today is creates a cartel between the government and the central bank owned by private interests and gives this cartel complete control over the nation's money supply.

The original text of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was called the Aldrich Bill, and was trounced seriously by the Senate, who realized it was creating a central bank--exactly what the people had made clear that they did not want in America. To explain how this situation was resolved, I turn to a passage from a speech given by G Edward Griffin (source). the insistence of Paul Warburg who was forever the master strategist, they added several very sound provisions to the Federal Reserve Bill. By that I mean they added some provisions which seriously restricted the ability of the Federal Reserve to create money out of nothing. Warburg's associates said, "Paul, what are you doing? We don't want those in there this is our bill." And his response was this, he said, "Relax fellas, don't you get it? Our object is to get the bill passed. We can fix it up later." Those were his exact words. "We can fix it up later." He was so right. It was because of those provisions that they won over the support of William Jennings Bryan the head of the Populist Movement, the last hold-out against the bill. Bryan was concerned that this would be an instrument for ruining the nation's money supply but when he saw those provisions he said, "Oh well, those are good provisions, I guess I can support the bill now" never dreaming that this was temporary. Everything is temporary in politics. When people go to sleep things can get changed.

How many more direct contradictions between what we're told is going on in our best interests and what is really going on in the best interests of moneyed incorporations need to be made apparent before people start doing something about it? I'm not talking marching in the streets. I'm not talking revolution. I'm talking about a phone call or even a simple e-mail to your own elected officials. Go to and and find your local representatives. Call them. Send an e-mail. Tell them that Americans do not wish to sacrifice our national sovereignty to the globalist capital elites (maybe not in so many words). You now have two specific non-partisan issues that you can raise with your elected officials. This will let them know that someone other than me realizes that the devil is in the details, and they are going to have to STOP dismantling our Constitutional Republic. We the people can make a difference... But we must act now, and we must act together.


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