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Hijacking America: Part I

Information Control: Your Eyes & Ears Deceive You

We lost America long before the first of two planes slammed into the Twin Towers of New York City at 8:46am on September 11th, 2001. Don’t let anyone fool you: 9/11 was a resounding success. It was the coup de grace that kicked off the next phase of American imperialism, unlocking the purse strings of America to upgrade our military and mobilizing to lock down valuable rare earth minerals, illicit drugs, oil, gas and water. To understand how this could be possible, one needs only to understand what you would do to protect yourself and your family, which is just about anything.

(For reference, you can logically deduce my argument by first reading this document.)

The CIA has something called a Compartmentalized Security Clearance (CSC) protective process with Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) as the highest publicly known clearance level. You can read about it here. This compartmented practice is in place to prevent anyone from knowing too much, to empower the organizational planners at the top, and to force those who pledged to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, including myself, to act in good faith because few of us have neither the time nor desire to connect the dots on seemingly disparate events, especially if it means learning that our actions may not be aligned with our values. The CSC process is how our government pieces together the actions of honest people into a grand scheme to separate us from our time, our money, our influence and our liberty.

While these allegations may seem spectacular, one needs only to look at our current system of checks and balances to discover the truth. Look carefully at the image below. It seems confusing, right? The President is checked by both the Congress and the Courts. The Congress is checked by the President and the Courts and the Courts are checked by both the President and the Congress. But look closely enough and you may notice that something is missing: CIA, FBI, NSA and the Federal Reserve.

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The President and Congress depend heavily on the President’s Daily Brief for updates to classified actions around the world, including foreign and domestic threats to American interests. In fact, these briefings are of such import that former CIA Director, George Tenet, indicated to the National Archives and Records Administration that none of the briefings could be publicly released “no matter how old or historically significant they may be;” and because this information is classified, it is both impossible for the Press to investigate and too time sensitive for government officials to verify the information on their own. Likewise, when Congress has concerns about the economy, they request a hearing with the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve, a privately held organization owned by the banks, reports to the Congress on the status of the American economy. The Congress, most of which has a background in areas other than economics, again takes the reporting at face value. Hence, no such organization exists to provide a check on our intelligence and banking agencies. As a result, our elected officials have little choice but to trust this unaccountable reporting of threats to America at home and abroad. Congress and the President sell in earnest this version of reality to the American people — and we buy it: hook, line and sinker. We buy what they’re selling because we want to believe: it feels good to have faith, and because we have few alternative means of discovering the truth for ourselves.

Further compounding matters is the recent FCC decision on Net Neutrality which ends the ban on blocking, slowing and prioritizing data. In other words, the repeal of Net Neutrality provides the basis for institutionally approved information censorship, meaning that our internet search results from Google, Facebook and others are screened. You might ask as I did, surely the Supreme Court will not allow such an act, right? Wrong again. President Trump’s Supreme Court appointments of both Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh ensured that the FCC decision would be upheld. On November 5, 2018, that is exactly what happened; the Supreme Court announced that it would reject the case to review the repeal of Net Neutrality. This operation was conducted with such skill and subtlety, concurrently usurping both our Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Information rights, and with minimal fanfare, that even Sun Tzu, the great Chinese military strategist, would be impressed.

We no longer have knowledge of actual current events from around the world. The nightly news might as well be as made up as, well, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and Satoshi Nakamoto. And if this isn’t enough to drive you mad, consider that the 2017 Republican-controlled Congress changed the rules to allow for a simple majority approval of lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court. Called the nuclear option, this was considered to be and is absolutely an un-American action. Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh would never have been approved by historical precedent. With their ascension to the bench, they will wield considerable influence over the course of American events for decades to come.

The complicated construct detailed above feeds on fear, creeps slowly over time, and facilitates a concept called plausible deniability; Our elected officials, as well as men and women in and out of uniform in service to our nation may not actually know that we may be taking actions to undermine the same principles that we swore an oath — and pledged our lives — to defend: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

We ought to reflect on our surreptitious state and how to escape the entrapment. In doing so, we may find the answer in the wisdom of our forefathers. George Washington, in his farewell address, warned against entangling alliances; “It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world.” Thomas Jefferson expounded in his inaugural address, “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none.” Benjamin Franklin exclaimed, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” And finally, the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt reiterated by John F. Kennedy, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Touché, President Roosevelt, touché.

So with that in mind, let us not throw stones in glass houses; none among us is perfect. Most of us have good intentions and every one of us is caught in the same deceitful dragnet as the other. As Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed proclaimed, let us love one another as we love ourselves. In such love and faith, we may avert the carefully planned and quite typical divisive tactics of politics, and instead find the path to the American ideals that mean so much to us: life, liberty and happiness.

Read Hijacking America: Part II.

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