04Jul12 Amerika’s Last Independence Day?

Tony Gosling tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Wed Jul 4 14:11:38 BST 2012

Banking, Oil, WW3 & John Key Gordon Duff & Evelyn 
Gilbert Vinny Eastwood Show 15 Nov 2011

Amerika’s Last Independence Day


2012 could well mark the last celebration of our 
once brave and free Republic whose firm moral 
bearings have slowly been eroded by a cancerous 
military industrial complex and the sinister emergence of a fascist corpocracy:

by <http://www.veteranstoday.com/author/roland/>Allen L Roland – Veterans Today

Enjoy this fourth of July; watch the patriotic 
parades and fireworks, wave your flags and stuff 
yourself with hamburgers and hotdogs ~ but 
beware, this could well be Amerika’s last 
independence day. The moral pillars of our 
Republic have almost disintegrated and beneath 
the ruins lay a rapidly blooming fascist corpocracy.

Mark Twain once wrote that true patriotism, the 
only rational patriotism, is loyalty to the 
Nation ALL the time and loyalty to the Government 
ONLY when it deserves it. Our present corporate 
welfare state government does not deserve our 
loyalty for it has not only hijacked democracy 
but we have become a fascist corpocracy in the 
process. A fascist state seeks to organize a 
nation according to corporatist perspectives, 
values, and systems, including the political system and the economy.

The Obama administration not only represents 
corporate welfare you can believe in but, in the 
process, we have moved from a democracy toward a 
fascist corpocracy ~ which millions of Americans 
patriotically annually celebrate while still 
being manipulated by false threats, false 
promises and manufactured nightmares. President 
Obama’s once formidable Main Street base has now 
been totally replaced by Wall Street’s financial 
elite and an arrogant and greedy corpocracy.

No where is this greed as obvious as the great 
middle class swindle ~ Obamacare.

As Mike Adams writes in Natural News ~ “ Obama 
got the middle class to support his legislation 
by promising it was NOT a tax, and by promising 
it would LOWER health insurance costs. In 
reality, however, it RAISES health insurance 
costs, it IS a tax, and the majority of that tax 
burden falls squarely on the very same 
middle-class voters who put Obama into office 
under false pretenses. That’s a swindle, by any definition.”

By the year 2016, the Obamacare “penalty” tax 
will reach roughly $2,000 per year for a 
two-person household. According to Stephen Moore 
of the Wall Street Journal, 75% of the financial 
burden of Obamacare’s new taxes will fall onto 
Americans making less than $120,000 a year

Manufactured fear, corporate welfare and false 
patriotism are also among the 14 key 
characteristics of a fascist state. Dr. Lawrence 
Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler 
(Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), 
Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American 
regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics 
common to each ~ and America has virtually all of them;
    * Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – 
Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of 
patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia.
    *  Disdain for the Recognition of Human 
Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need 
for security, the people in fascist regimes are 
persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.”
    *  Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a 
Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a 
unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to 
eliminate a perceived common threat or foe.
    * Supremacy of the Military – Even when there 
are widespread domestic problems, the military is 
given a disproportionate amount of government 
funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. 
Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
    * Rampant Sexism – The governments of fascist 
nations tend to be almost exclusively 
male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, 
traditional gender roles are made more rigid.
    *  Controlled Mass Media – Sometimes to media 
is directly controlled by the government, but in 
other cases, the media is indirectly controlled 
by government regulation, or sympathetic media 
spokespeople and corporate executives.
    * Obsession with National Security - Fear is 
used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.
    * Religion and Government are intertwined – 
Governments in fascist nations tend to use the 
most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion.
    * Corporate Power is protected – The 
industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist 
nation often are the ones who put the government 
leaders into power, creating a mutually 
beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.
    *  Labor Power is suppressed – Because the 
organizing power of labor is the only real threat 
to a fascist government, labor unions are either 
eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.
    * Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts – 
Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open 
hostility to higher education, and academia.
    * Obsession with Crime and Punishment – Under 
fascist regimes, the police are given almost 
limitless power to enforce laws. The people are 
often willing to overlook police abuses and even 
forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism.
    *  Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist 
regimes almost always are governed by groups of 
friends and associates who appoint each other to 
government positions and use governmental power 
and authority to protect their friends from accountability.
    *  Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections 
in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other 
times elections are manipulated by smear 
campaigns against or even assassination of 
opposition candidates, use of legislation to 
control voting numbers or political district 
boundaries, and manipulation of the media.

Are our present active duty military fighting 
illegal occupations for our nation, a democracy, 
or an increasingly fascist government corpocracy?

As Michael Piazza writes in Liberating Word ~ 
“When war is profitable, it becomes too tempting 
to resist. We cloak our attitudes in terms of 
patriotism and supporting our troops, but the 
truth is, if war wasn’t so profitable our troops 
might not be so endangered. Is it pure 
coincidence that the South, which is most 
economically dependent on military expenditures, 
is also the region where support for the wars in 
Iraq and Afghanistan is the greatest? Will we 
ever make truly ethical choices between war and peace if war is so profitable?”

How can Amerika be the home of the brave when our 
cowardly and illegal droneattacks are killing 
thousands of innocent civilians every day – many 
falsely counted as “combatants”, “militants” or 
“terrorists” ~ while at the same time more of our 
troops commit suicide every year than get killed in action?

In Pakistan (an American “ally”) alone, through 
mid-August last year as manyas 2,956 people were 
killed and another 1,158 injured by U.S. drone 
attacks. Many were labeled “militants”, but the 
death toll includes at least 175children and as 
many as 781 verified civilians. Despite all this 
collateraldamage, no more than 150 “named 
militants” were killed. And again, these 
statistics are for Pakistan alone. President 
Obama has obviously embraced a disputed method 
for counting civilian casualties that did little 
to box him in. It in effect counts all 
military-age males in a strike zone as 
combatants, according to several administration 
officials ~ unless there is explicit intelligence 
posthumously proving them innocent.

In perhaps the most unconstitutional power grab 
by the Obama administration to date the 
constitutional rights of Freedom of Press and 
Freedom of speech have now been suspended under 
the false premise that the “human rights 
violations” in Syria and Iran constitute a “national emergency“.

President Obama issued an executive order 
declaring Syria a national emergency and outlaws 
reporting on terrorist rebel activities ~ once 
again validating the wise words of one of our 
founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin; “All wars 
are follies, very expensive, and very mischievous 
minute Video: The case Against Moving Forward With War

And what are the moral effects of our unjust 
occupations and military killing machine?

It is impossible, given the paucity of current 
data, to determine the suicide rate among 
veterans with any accuracy. However, the VA 
estimates that a veteran dies by suicide every 80 
minutes. Moreover, although only 1 percent of 
Americans have served in the military, 
formerservice members represent 20 percent of 
suicides in the United States. For the second 
year (2010) in a row, more US soldiers killed 
themselves(468) than died in combat (462). ‘If 
 know the one thing that causes people to 
commit suicide, please let us know,’ General 
Peter Chiarelli toldthe Army Times, ‘because we 
don’t know.’ Suicide is a tragic but predictable 
human reaction to being asked to kill as well as 
watch your friends be killed – particularly when 
it’s for a war or occupation based on 
lies.”<http://tinyurl.com/6zdf6cy> See article

There’s lots of talk about government debt, but 
very little talk about how much of that debt 
comes into being as well as the ongoing 
diabolical partnership we have between crooked 
banks and corrupt politicians ~ both here and 
abroad.John Perkins pulls back the curtain on how 
countries get in over their heads
2 minute Video

This Independence day we must face the fact that 
we are neither the land of the free nor the home 
of the brave ~ but instead have given away our 
precious birthright to the military/industrial 
complex and a fascist corpocracy.

Former US President and Nobel Laureate Jimmy 
Carter rightly says that “ the United States is 
abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights “

In that regard, I am reminded of Milton Mayer’s 
classic “They Thought They Were Free” (The Germans 1933 – 1945).

For German exceptionalism in the 1930’s was 
really not too different, in many ways, than 
American exceptionalism in the last decade and 
very likely headed for the same disastrous fate.

Mayer’s book describes the slow but sure 
seduction of the people as their liberties, 
freedoms and moral values were gradually stripped 
away by Hitler’s fascist government while waving 
the flag of national security and patriotism;


“ But Then It Was Too Late ~ What happened here 
was the gradual habituation of the people, little 
by little, to being governed by surprise; to 
receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to 
believing that the situation was so complicated 
that the government had to act on information 
which the people could not understand, or so 
dangerous that, even if the people could not 
understand it, it could not be released because of national security.

And their sense of identification with Hitler, 
their trust in him, made it easier to widen this 
gap and reassured those who would otherwise have 
worried about it 
 this separation of government 
from people, this widening of the gap, took place 
so gradually and so insensibly, each step 
disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a 
temporary emergency measure or associated with 
true patriotic allegiance or with real social 
purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real 
reforms, too) so occupied the people that they 
did not see the slow motion underneath, of the 
whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.”

Apathy sets in with each step, as it most 
certainly has in America, and Mayer knowingly 
describes the consequences for Germany in the early 1930’s~


“In between come all the hundreds of little 
steps, some of them imperceptible, each of them 
preparing you not to be shocked by the next. Step 
C is not so much worse than Step B, and, if you 
did not make a stand at Step B, why should you at 
Step C? And so on to Step D ~ and one day, too 
late, your principles, if you were ever sensible of them, all rush in upon you.

The burden of self-deception has grown too heavy, 
and some minor incident, in my case my little 
boy, hardly more than a baby, saying ‘Jewish 
swine,’ collapses it all at once, and you see 
that everything, everything, has changed and 
changed completely under your nose. The world you 
live in ~ your nation, your people ~ are not the 
world you were born in at all. The forms are all 
there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, 
the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, 
the concerts, the cinema, the holidays.

But the spirit, which you never noticed because 
you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it 
with the forms, is changed. Now you live in a 
world of hate and fear, and the people who hate 
and fear do not even know it themselves; when 
everyone is transformed, no one is transformed.

Now you live in a system which rules without 
responsibility even to God. The system itself 
could not have intended this in the beginning, 
but in order to sustain itself it was compelled 
to go all the way
 You have accepted things you 
would not have accepted five years ago, a year 
ago, things that your father, even in Germany, 
could not have imagined 
 Suddenly it all comes down, all at once.

You see what you are, what you have done, or, 
more accurately, what you haven’t done (for that 
was all that was required of most of us: that we 
do nothing) You remember the occasions in which 
maybe if you had stood others would have stood 
too. You remember everything now, and your heart 
breaks. Too late. You are compromised beyond repair.”

And that is Mayer’s main point ~ it is the spirit 
that dramatically changes when we accept if not 
condone the disintegration of our national moral 
values through illegal wars and occupations as 
well as crimes against humanity intrusive full 
body scans and pat downs, which will soon be 
extended to trains, boats, schools and court such 
as torture, secret renditions as well as houses.

On this Independence day 2012 , let us remember 
the clouds of glory in our infancy and the words of Thomas Paine;

“Never had a country so many openings to happiness as this.

Her setting out in life, like the rising of a 
fair morning, was unclouded and promising.

Her cause was good.

Her principles just and liberal. Her temper serene and firm.

Her conduct regulated by the nicest steps, and

Everything about her wore the mark of honor.

It is not every country that can boast so fair an origin.”

And then let us truly reflect on what we have 
indeed become as the world’s largest supplier of 
arms, the supporter of inhumane dictatorships 
throughout the world with the blood of millions 
of innocent people on our hands as the result of 
our imperialistic war machine ~ and reflect on 
the words of our famous poet Carl Sandburg;

“ For we know when a country goes down and never 
comes back, when a society or a civilization 
perishes, one condition may always be found, they 
forgot where they came from ~ they lost sight of what brought them along”

I finish my Independence Day requiem with this 
four minute Bill Moyers reflection on 
Independence Day where Moyers reminds us that 
“Thomas Jefferson got it right when he wrote 
about “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of 
Happiness” as the core of our human aspirations. 
But he lived it wrong, denying to others the 
rights he claimed for himself. And that’s how 
Jefferson came to embody the oldest and longest 
war of all ~ the war between the self and the 
truth, between what we know and how we live.” 
minute video:

And that quite simply is Amerika’s on going 
current war ~ between what we choose to believe 
and the truth and what we know in our hearts and how we live.

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