November 22, 2014

Why Should YOU be a Citizen Journalist?



The importance of Citizen Journalism has never been more important than RIGHT NOW in this very moment that you're reading these words.  In an age where six corporations control 90% of the media it is paramount that the narrative is not also controlled for the sake of views and money.

November 21, 2014

IS OUR CHILDREN LEARNING?

‘Is Our Children Learning?’
By: Marine Veteran Dan Restivo

 Are children failing school, or is school failing them? In the midst of constant talks of education reform, that is the question that should be asked. The American education system fails to truly teach most children. Historically, our education system was not designed to produce self-reliant individuals, but rather subordinate workers. The cause and effect of a rigid curriculum and forced education on children is detrimental to the creative mind and is no way to successfully educating (sic) children.

The Sobering Reality that America is Not Number One



I want to be clear when I say that the United States is my home.  It is where I was born, it is where I live and it is where I will die.  I love my home so much that I served in the United States Marine Corps because I believe in the ideals of Liberty and Freedom.  It is precisely because of this that I bring you the following information.

November 20, 2014

PROPAGANDA SHAPES MORE THAN YOU KNOW



“Men (people) are rarely aware of the real reasons which motivate their actions."- Edward Bernays, Propaganda

Propaganda by Edward Bernays is a small but complex read.  At 168 pages with introduction, it is a concise review of techniques the Father of Public relations utilized to manipulate public perception.  Using these techniques and others he was able to sell everything from cigarettes, to fluoride in your water and even the overthrow of the Government of Guatemala.

November 19, 2014

DEATH IN THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY



There was talk about an epidemic of Suicides within the financial industry and I decided to investigate.  Some of the information was never made public, but much of it was.

November 13, 2014

The Decline and Fall of the American/Roman Empire

Nothing New Under the Sun, Especially With Leviathan


The Last Stoic by Morgan Wade Hidden Book Press, 2011 $2.99 for Kindle; $22.50 and 254 pages in the hard copy.
It’s become a truism that America is following the road to depravity, dictatorship, and brutality that ancient Rome paved. As the Feds sped down that path in 2001 with their War on Terror, a Canadian writer perused Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Gibbon was “a rich and rewarding read,” Morgan Wade tells us in his Author’s Note for The Last Stoic. “But what struck me most, in passages describing how the ancient ‘golden age’ had passed from prosperity and relative peace to decay and continual war, is how closely the trajectory of the contemporary American empire mirrors that of the Roman empire.”

Defend Liberty!!

Defending Liberty “At Every Hazard, To The Last Extremity”


August 3, 1777 fell on a Sunday, just as it did yesterday. But that sultry Lord’s Day was far from peaceful in the Mohawk Valley of western New York. Instead, a motley regiment of some 700 Redcoats and Hessians marched with 1000 Oneida Indians on a fort the British Empire had formerly controlled. Inside squatted 750 rebels against that empire, desperately determined to prevail. And no wonder: that morning, they’d received a graphic preview of their fate if conquered when scouts stumbled across one of the fort’s suppliers. The man had been “wounded through the brain, stabbed in the right breast and scalped. He was alive when found and brought to the garrison, but died shortly after.”

The Great Father, a Terrifying Narcissist

Am i Supposed to be Afraid of This?


When there are no successes to point towards as a reason to be confident in one’s government, the Great Father can be counted on to use fear of a scary enemy to rally the people. A lie can go around the world twice before the truth has even tied its shoes. The Great Father knows this and he also knows that it’s best to have a few enemies waiting in the wings to distract the American people. To be sure, certain among the American people (the species Ovis aries americanus) will fall for this every time. Which is why it remains effective and American foreign policy infomercials succeed in selling wars without genuine objectives. In fact, were U.S. foreign policy a product, it would be sold on late-night infomercials along with spray-on “hair”, vegetable slicers, and compilation CDs of 1970s hits. And if you purchased it, you would get a few wars, absolutely free. Let’s have a look at some of the Great Father’s latest products.

November 11, 2014

WWI: IMPETUS FOR WAR




Americans have long had a love affair with war.  There is always some justification for our involvement in a war, but seldom do we look at the politics leading us there... especially after the fact.

We often remember what we did during the war rather than what led us there or even what led our enemy's to their action as a direct result.  We've been involved in wars to fight "the red", "replace tyranny with democracy" or to "defeat terrorism", but could these wars have been prevented?  Would we have been better off having avoided conflict?  Many questions like these simply can not be answered, but I will bring to your attention certain actions that led us to war that could have been prevented but instead were allowed to happen.

VETERAN RANT

Its all part of the American exceptionalism narrative. Its the one thats supposed to make you feel like shit for wanting service members to be safe and out of harms way. They prostrate the military at every public event to remind you that you fucking suck. That you are a low class citizen without the stones to kill evil. Thats the narrative anyway.

I think that wanting reason and justice for the men and women that serve is more noble than wanting them to blindly follow orders to kill people that we simply don't like.

The war in Afghanistan was to fight a made up enemy funded by us at least and to catch a man that was not proven guilty at best. The war in Iraq was an opportunist assault on a lifestyle for control of a region and had no reason or right to even take place. And now that they created a mess over there and still continue to create a mess, we parade our worn and weary as some sort of reason to continue bombing the shit out of countries in order to support an Imperialist agenda.

Now we're picking a fight with Russia... and I guess I'm suppose to rabble rouse with the rest of them and ask that we "do something!!" to combat a country that we're forcing to react to our terrible foreign policy. When throwing a shit ton of money at a problem doesn't work... throw a bunch of poor disillusioned idiots at the problem and hope that some of them become wounded and killed so you can get your justification for conquest. Force the populace to clamor for justice not for the first action but the result of a hasty decision.

And then when our broken, wounded and dead come home, throw them away like the used cartridges of war. Propaganda bullets fired in the name of wealth and global dominion in the form of blind patriotism and poor families looking for a way out of this tattered economy. Investigate them for learning the truth of war as only people who have been there can. Make them wait for care until they die. Create organizations that parallel those ads for sponsoring the children of some third world nation.

November 10, 2014

THE PROBLEM WITH VETERANS DAY



Armistice day originated in 1919 on the one year anniversary of the end of World War I.  It was officially observed in by the powers that be in 1926 and became a national holiday in 1938. It has undergone changes in 1954, 1968, 1971 and 1975.  Most would be surprised to know that other countries celebrate this same significance in and around the same time.

Yes it is one day out of the year where we honor Living Veterans.  The day that we put aside our petty trifles to observe that there are men and women out there doing the killing so you don't have to.  Only, on this day you're supposed to put your politics aside and revere the brave men and women that decided there is a future in waging war on foreign nations.

There are many fun facts that we talk about on Veterans day.  One being that there are roughly 23 million veterans in the US. We celebrate that there are some 171 VA medical centers, 350 outpatient clinics, 126 nursing care units and 35 live in facilities for veterans.

Some not so fun facts that we don't traditionally think about on veterans day are:

November 9, 2014

IS MIKE BROWN THE NEW CRISPUS ATTUCKS?


 Brown Vs. Boston

One of Leviathan’s white warriors shoots his gun, and a black man lies dead on the street.
The victim could be Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last weekend (and scores of others, at different times and places)—or Michael Johnson, a.k.a., Crispus Attucks, in Boston’s “Massacre” of 1770. The two Michaels share more than just a name and color of complexion: both were also large and, some might say, intimidating. And each man is a less-than-perfect victim. Crispus Attucks, as most historians refer to him, had armed himself with a club as he raced towards the riot developing in Boston that snowy night in 1770. He clearly intended to cause trouble.

November 8, 2014

DARRELL ANDERSON ON LIBERTY

What Is Liberty?

Written by Darrell Anderson.
The word freedom implies an individual is unfettered in any manner to act. Freedom implies no boundaries to limit human actions.
The concept of boundaries, however, transforms the word freedom into the word liberty. Whereas the concept of freedom ignores the concept of obligations, the concept of liberty implies potential obligations. The word freedom ignores interactions with other humans, the word liberty acknowledges those interactions. The word liberty describes specific freedoms of action without obligations toward others,[1] but recognizes that obligations might exist. The concept of boundaries introduces obligations toward other people. The concept of freedom implies unrestricted movement and actions regardless of boundaries, but the concept of liberty imply restrictions on actions because of boundaries. Liberty acknowledges possible boundaries and merely is freedom from fiatboundaries.[2]
There is another word that describes the concept of liberty. Anarchy. The “A” word. A word that typically instills discomfort and uneasiness into the minds of many. A word that many people today carelessly use to imply bomb-throwing, unlimited boundaries, chaos, and disorder. What exactly is anarchy?
A straightforward definition of anarchy means “without rulers.” For example, monarchy is the “archy” or rule of one,oligarchy is the rule of a few, hierarchy is a layered rule; thus anarchy is the rule of none.

ERIC FREIN: UNJUSTIFIED HATRED OF STATE POLICE?



When I learned about the Eric Frein manhunt I became instantly curious.  I wondered to myself why would someone, if the narrative is to be believed, train so intensely to combat State Police in Pennsylvania.

Searching for a motive for his actions I read about how Eric had some seemingly unjustified hatred of State Police.  In this idea it was put forward that Eric had for no justifiable reason decided to combat police without any personal vendetta.

We all read the rumor that perhaps one of the troopers was cheating with Eric's married sister.  We watched as thousands of police using the latest equipment and training, obtained through the questionable 1033 program, scoured the woods for a single man.  It sent the media into speculation and comparisons with Rambo.

Details like what cigarettes he smoked and what he did in his spare time somehow became details that would indict this individual for a motive that has yet to be found or understood.  In my own search for a reason this is what I found: