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Are We Really Free When Big Brother Is Systematically Turning America Into A Giant Prison?

Prison - Photo by Sean MunsonEvery year on July 4th we celebrate our "independence", but is America really free?  How could we possibly be free when "Big Brother" is constantly intruding in our lives in hundreds of different ways?  And I am not just talking about NSA snooping.  Sadly, the truth is that the United States is beginning to fully embrace a "police state" culture.  We have learned that the government monitors and keeps a record of all of our cell phone calls, emails, Internet searches, credit card transactions, and every piece of mail that we send.  But most Americans don't seem to care.  We are "encouraged" to report the "suspicious activity" of our neighbors to the authorities, we are told that having security thugs touch the private areas of our women and children at our airports is necessary "for our security", and 80,000 SWAT team raids are conducted each year in the United States.  But the American people don't seem to care.  America was once a great country, but now it is being turned into a giant prison, and only a small minority of the citizens are raising their voices in objection.

When I was a child, I was taught that totalitarian societies such as North Korea, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were the bad guys.

So why in the world would we want to become more like them?

Do we actually believe that these ridiculous security measures are keeping us safer?

At this point, we have already given up so much privacy that we barely have any left.

For example, up until recently I actually believed that our mail was private.  But now we have learned that the government is monitoring every piece of mail that the American people send.  And according to the New York Times, the government has flagged the mail of thousands of problem citizens for special attention...

Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: a handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home.

“Show all mail to supv” — supervisor — “for copying prior to going out on the street,” read the card. It included Mr. Pickering’s name, address and the type of mail that needed to be monitored. The word “confidential” was highlighted in green.

But even if you are not on the list of those that get special attention, your mail is still photographed.  In fact, 160 billion photographs of our mail were sent to the government last year...

Mr. Pickering was targeted by a longtime surveillance system called mail covers, a forerunner of a vastly more expansive effort, the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program, in which Postal Service computers photograph the exterior of every piece of paper mail that is processed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year. It is not known how long the government saves the images.

Together, the two programs show that postal mail is subject to the same kind of scrutiny that the National Security Agency has given to telephone calls and e-mail.

The tyrants of the past never dreamed of having some of the technologies that we have today.  Virtually everything that we do is watched, monitored, tracked or recorded in some way.

And as technology continues to advance, there will be very little that the authorities will not be capable of.

Some of the technologies that are coming out these days are absolutely frightening.  For example, over in Europe one company is now running talking ads that seem like they are coming from inside our own heads...

Passengers leaning their head against the window will “hear” adverts “coming from inside the user’s head”, urging them to download the Sky Go app.

The proposal involves using bone conduction technology, which is used in hearing aids, headphones and Google’s Glass headset, to pass sound to the inner ear via vibrations through the skull.

A video for the Talking Window campaign released by Sky Deutschland and ad agency BBDO Germany states: “Tired commuters often rest their heads against windows. Suddenly a voice inside their head is talking to them. No one else can hear this message.”

How would you respond if a "voice inside your head" suddenly started talking to you?

In other instances, "Big Brother" can intrude in our lives in more old-fashioned ways.

For example, just check out the rules for July 4th that were posted at the entrance to one park in Lakewood, Ohio.  This photo comes from a recent article by Paul Joseph Watson...

July 4th Park Rules

Why would anyone want to go spend the 4th of July at that park?

But this is what America is turning into.  We are turning into a society that is absolutely obsessed with security and control, and this is manifesting in hundreds upon hundreds of different ways.  If you doubt this, just check out the following articles...

-"21 Facts About NSA Snooping That Every American Should Know"

-"29 Signs That The Elite Are Transforming Society Into A Total Domination Control Grid"

-"America Is Being Systematically Transformed Into A Totalitarian Society"

-"America Is Embracing The Secret Police Culture Of The Nazis"

-"America’s Roads Have Been Turned Into A Revenue Generating Surveillance Grid"

Fortunately, the recent revelations about the NSA have spurred some Americans into action.  For example, a new non-partisan organization known as "Restore The Fourth" is calling on the U.S. government to restore our Fourth Amendment rights.  The following is from a press release that the organization recently issued...

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Restore the Fourth is a grassroots, non-partisan, non-violent movement that seeks to organize and assemble nationwide protests on July 4th, 2013. Protesters in over 100 cities across America will gather to demand that the government of the United States of America adhere to its constitutionally dictated limits and respect the Fourth Amendment. http://www.RestoretheFourth.net provides a detailed list of protest locations.

Restore the Fourth maintains that justification of the Fourth Amendment beyond the original text need not be given; the legitimacy of which is self-evident. "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." The Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights clearly protects all citizens’ assets, both digital and physical, against searches and seizures without warrant; they aim to assert those rights. They insist that the proper channels of government work to ensure that all policy complies with the supreme laws of the United States of America in their entirety.

Restore the Fourth requests that American citizens’ right to privacy is respected and stands with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and StopWatching.us on their open letter to Congress. As informed members of the American electorate, they endorse and echo the letter’s demands.

1. Enact reform this Congress to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the state secrets privilege, and the FISA Amendments Act to make clear that blanket surveillance of the Internet activity and phone records of any person residing in the U.S. is prohibited by law and that violations can be reviewed in adversarial proceedings before a public court;

2. Create a special committee to investigate, report, and reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying. This committee should create specific recommendations for legal and regulatory reform to end unconstitutional surveillance;

3. Hold accountable those public officials who are found to be responsible for this unconstitutional surveillance.

The July 4th demonstrations seek to demand an end to the unconstitutional surveillance methods employed by the U.S. government and to ensure that all future government surveillance is constitutional, limited, and clearly defined.

Restore the Fourth aims to ensure that the will of the people is reflected in the government of the United States of America. This movement intends to bring an end to twelve years of Fourth Amendment abuses, and demonstrate the need for a return to the Constitution. All Americans should stand with them in this cause to protect the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

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I would encourage you to speak out about these issues however you can.  For some people, that may mean participating in a street protest.  For others, it may mean making a great YouTube video.  Others spread the word on radio shows or by speaking with their friends.  Personally, I have written about these issues extensively on my websites and in my new book.  We all have ways that we can object to the fact that America is being systematically transformed into a giant prison.

So what do you think?

Do you believe that America is really free?

Please feel free to share your opinion by posting a comment below...

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  • Shmeggle Marxist

    rule 8: No white people, they suck
    rule 9: Gay marriages are fine here, no hetero marriages, that is gross and not normal
    rule 10: you are only permitted to stare at each other

    • Ralfine

      Hetero marriages are not prohibited, and there are no people taking to the street fighting hetero marriages, telling everyone that people who engage in marriage are perverse, etc. etc.

      But there are so called “normal” people going around harrassing gay youth and even killing them or driving them to suicide, just because they are not like them.

    • chilller

      rule 11: Don’t forget to imprison all the Shmeggle Marxist’s as they are a virus on society.

      • Gay Veteran

        LOL, good one

  • K

    There is nothing free about the Fascist states of America. As to what you heard about the post office, they have been doing it for years. Add to that a chemical spray, that makes an envelope semitransparent they can read right through it. But when it dries, it resumes its’ normal appearance. Also postal inspectors, can open any mail, on just suspicion. No just like the Germans before us, the majority will not wake up, until it is far too late…

    • aidankirby

      International banks that fleece the nation are not permitted under fascism.
      NOTHING INTERNATIONAL is permitted in fascism.
      Fundamental difference between fascism and marxism is that one is nationalist and the other is INTERNATIONALIST.

      Fascism supports religion and recognizes God, Marxism is atheistic and de facto worships the state/ J EWs.

      Further, fascism also doesn’t guarantee equal results from unequal labor Marxism, like the USSR did…

      Fascism is about A nation and A people; and it is not communistic or internationalist. Fascism is geared to serve the host people and their traditional culture and reflects a homogenous group of United people like Italy, Germany or Spain all who warred with Marxism.

      USA is copying the march towards Marxism and not fascism. We are clearly being extorted for international banker goals and Marxist initiatives and dreams of a global totalitarian atheistic agenda of Marxist multiculturalism.

  • Mal Rynolds

    This is no longer the country I grew up in. Fascism meets Minority Report and 1984. I despair but will continue to talk about freedom.

    • Graham

      Talk?

      Heard of organised action?

    • aidankirby

      International banks that fleece the nation are not permitted under fascism.
      NOTHING INTERNATIONAL is permitted in fascism.
      Fundamental difference between fascism and marxism is that one is nationalist and the other is INTERNATIONALIST.
      Fascism supports religion and recognizes God, Marxism is atheistic and de facto worships the state/ J E Ws.
      Further, fascism also doesn’t guarantee equal results from unequal labor Marxism like the USSR…
      Fascism is about A nation and A people; and it is not communistic or internationalist. Fascism is geared to serve the host people and their traditional culture.
      USA is copying the march towards Marxism and not fascism. We are clearly being extorted for international banker goals and Marxist initiatives and dreams of a global totalitarian atheistic agenda of Marxist multiculturalism.

  • markthetruth

    Lucky for Me, all my mail is Junk Mail .

    the end…

  • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

    Unfortunately, there have been some people that have chosen to write false things about me and post them on the Internet. Normally I would ignore such things, but they have caused some confusion. So I have decided to set the record straight.

    Who Is Michael Snyder?…

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/michael-snyder

    Michael

    • markthetruth

      N_ S_ A

      the end…

    • Gay Veteran

      TPTB will smear anyone who opposes them

  • Truthman

    I recently spent some serious time Down Under. And then in China. And I learned something disturbing. First, that in many ways we are perceived by the world as a bully, and are in fact becoming more and more like that caricature (though in the past I believe our aims were noble, our presence and continued activities across the globe have become grotesque). More disturbing, I learned that people in those places are almost, if not more, free than here. So this is troublesome. China is a growing beehive of economic activity because the State cannot govern the lives of a billion people. So the average guy on the street is busy selling and buying, at least where we were, without Big Brother dictating to him. And Australia, while socialist in many ways, will be less so than the US once Obamacare hits. We have traded freedom for security and have become what we once detested. People. We are two steps from full blown Argentine oppression. Wake up. Now. We are moving rapidly towards dystopia.

    • Anne

      I don’t think the Chinese are freer than us…. any government that forcefully dictates (with sterilizations, abortions, and loss of privileges in society) how many children a couple can have is not a better place.

    • wisdom

      Australia follows the US and the UK in it’s polciies..so don’t know what you are talking about. About China – once they get sufficently industrialized they will enfornce even more stringent controls than the USA..all a matter of time

    • suelark

      Careful ! You said something faintly positive about other countries. That is not allowed! I’ve noticed it doesn’t matter what the discussion is about, if there is any reference to another country doing something better than the USA, everyone will pile on. What on earth is wrong with people? The Egyptians decided to overthrow obammmmas buddy Morsi. The French marched in Paris 1M strong AGAINST gay marriage. Travel outside our WallyWorld USA and you’ll find cleaner, pesticide-free, Non-GMO food. Courteous people. Sensible people. Helpful people. Countries that have far fewer stupid laws …far fewer cops staring at you for no reason. You can go through international airports without being scanned or searched…..if you can make yourself first go through the USA’s invasive pat downs. Do you really think the terrorists only care about bringing us down? Why haven’t they brought down many other civilized countries who are still allowing free travel? Maybe 50 years ago it would make sense to say America knew it all but those days are over. If you haven’t traveled elsewhere, be quiet and try to consider you may not have any frame of reference.

      • El Pollo de Oro

        Suelark: One sign that a country is in serious, catastrophic decline is an abundance of displays of empty, meaningless nationalism. And we’re seeing a lot of that in The Banana Republic of America in 2013. There’s nothing more pathetic than some idiot with missing teeth shouting “U…S…A! U…S…A!” over and over while waving a dollar store flag that was made in Communist China.

        I’ve visited more than 15 foreign countries, and it’s painfully obvious that this country’s image has suffered considerably in recent years. The USA of my youth was looked up to, while the BRA is seen as a rotting, decaying, collapsing empire.

    • Therrion

      I’ve tried to tell people this but they always resort to the “If you don’t like it then leave” and the calling me unamerican routine. It makes me sad when I travel and feel less oppressed than I do in my own home…

      • Gay Veteran

        you need to tell them that you did not create this mess and THEY can leave for being boot-licking authoritarians

    • El Pollo de Oro

      “American exceptionalism?
      Exceptional at what? Waging wars against innocent people for fake reasons?
      Exceptional at what? Being addicted to pharmaceutical drugs that have people’s
      minds wasted? Exceptional at what? Eating more junk food and becoming the most
      obese nation on Earth?”—Gerald Celente

  • ian

    If we were smart, we would take to the streets like the Egyptians and overthrow those in power. But, we don’t. Instead we sit around and bitch and moan and feel powerless. Well the Egyptians proved that strength in numbers is the recipe for success. Wake up America. Seriously.

    • Therrion

      Americans have become a nation of cowards and sheep. They get what they deserve. When true freedom exists there will always be those power hungry few that wish to control others. True freedom requires vigilance and action when tyranny rears its ugly head not when it has become this embedded. Any real action to take the country back to that point will require more than the American Idol brainwashed population has in them. So long America …..

      • Graham

        Yet another post that hits an important bullseye. See my suggestion in the reply to Ian.

    • Graham

      Spot on Ian.

      Here is one suggestion I made on this blog a number of hours ago. It will of course be ignored, despite their being so many in here who could easily promote it.

      I challenge “every” Christian throughout the USA to “unite” through their churches (beginning NOW) and take a very firm and actionable stance against the ongoing tyranny. Once the wheels are set in motion, welcome other religions to participate.

      This of course would be an attempt to “save” the country first and foremost, rather than telling everybody else they must do “this and that” to be “saved”.

      Looking forward to the “verbosity” ;)

  • worrynot

    The only prison is in your minds. If you fear not, there is nothing anyone can do to you to separate you from Christ. We are just passing through this life. Peace!

    • Tattletale

      But if we type something politically incorrect or taboo the thought po-po are on our heads.

  • K

    Let me explain the double post. At first this one went to moderation. So I changed one word in the other post above.

    • suelark

      Ahhh….moderate our posts. Remove some for a word or thought. “Save” the readers from an uncomfortable word or downright insulting word. When did we get so tender and soft we can no longer ignore something or someone who is out of line? This is the land of the free no longer. We must be moderated.

  • Prut

    A monitored person is not a free person.

  • markthetruth

    Anybody read the job report , there all in

    Leisure ,recreation,temporary help services,garden
    supply stores,Health care and ” credit intermediation ”

    Americans are Partying, fixing their yards, more health
    care for the injuries , and then come the part where you
    can’t pay the bills so in comes credit intermediation .

    Have fun with credit then when the bill comes go to
    credit intermediation . To cut the bill to 30cents on a dollar!

    the end…

  • bobcat

    Stick a fork in our freedom and liberty. It’s done.

  • GSOB

    The park rules sign says it all at the county level, to say the least.

  • Adam Mary

    It is not the State or those within the State that are turning itself into totalitarian Orwellian State it is Islam including falsely claimed moderates as well as immorality and unethical activity which has been allowed to prosper which society is now nurturing further which is historically proven to cause societal degradation and downfall. Constitutional Statutes and Principles do not allow for things that undermine it as this is subversion, it allows for Rights and Freedoms with limits on actions on them within Constitutional Statutes and Principles which establish moral and ethical standard by which Law, Justice and Society functions. Morality does not evolve to allow immorality.

    • Tattletale

      If the Jews in Congress weren’t funding AlCIADuh and Benjamin Netanyahoo praising 9-11 as “good for Israel” Americans would have had more freedom.

    • Gay Veteran

      uh, it ain’t the Islamists that are monitoring your phone calls

  • erheault

    Hey you have voted them in by mostly not voting at all so enjoy. I kind of wonder where the ovens will be built at.

  • Tattletale

    And the feminists, pro-abortion and pro-promiscous groups are free to share their perversion onto the public while merely complaining that our freedoms are being restricted and we are being monitored without probable cause is considered taboo…
    I’ve seen military agents derail conversations which criticize the government.
    But those feminists and gays could walk naked on the streets w/o being criminally charged for public indecency ain’t it??

    • Gay Veteran

      oh, like how you are derailing this conversation by yammering about “feminists, pro-abortion and pro-promiscous groups”?

  • Jojo

    Gold down. Stocks up. Jobs up. Rates and oil up. Improving economy. Doom and gloom postponed again. Indefinitely. The end (not)

    • Gay Veteran

      well, part time jobs are definitely up!

    • Shmeggle Marxist

      LMAO, 85B/month and all you got was deeper in debt. LMAO x 16 trillion. 1.8%GDP growth, part time jobs, lol. how is your job at mickey dee’s?

  • Gay Veteran

    I am saddened and amused that Restore the Fourth wants new legislation when the Feds have routinely violated old laws

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    100 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT AMERICA IS BABYLON THE GREAT!!

    Jesus claimed to be God – John 8:24; 8:56-59 (see Exodus 3:14);John 10:30-33

    Jesus is called God – John 1:1,14; 20:28; Col. 2:9; Titus 2:13; Heb. 1:8

    Jesus is the image of the invisible God – Heb. 1:3

    Jesus abides forever – Heb. 7:24

    Jesus created all things – John 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17

    Jesus is before all things – John 1:1-3; Col. 1:17;

    Jesus is eternal – John 1:1,14; 8:58; Micah 5:1-2

    Jesus is honored the same as the Father – John 5:23

    Jesus is prayed to – Acts 7:55-60; 1 Cor. 1:2 with Psalm 116:4; (John 14:14)

    Jesus is worshipped – Matt. 2:2,11; 14:33; John 9:35-38; Heb. 1:6

    Jesus is omnipresent – Matt. 18:20; 28:20

    Jesus is with us always – Matt. 28:20

    Jesus is our only mediator between God and ourselves – 1 Tim. 2:5

    Jesus is the guarantee of a better covenant – Heb. 7:22; 8:6

    Jesus said, “I AM the Bread of Life” – John 6:35,41,48,51

    Jesus said, “I AM the Door” – John 10:7,9

    Jesus said, “I AM the Good Shepherd” – John 10:11,14

    Jesus said, “I AM the Way the Truth and The Life” – John 14:6

    Jesus said, “I AM the Light of the world” – John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46;Luke 2:32

    Jesus said, “I AM the True Vine” – John 15:1,5

    Jesus said, “I AM the Resurrection and the Life” – John 11:25

    Jesus said, “I AM the First and the Last” – Rev. 1:17; 2:8; 22:13

    Jesus always lives to make intercession for us – Heb. 7:25

    Jesus cleanses from sin – 1 John 1:9

    Jesus cleanses us from our sins by His blood – Rev. 1:5; Rom. 5:9

    Jesus forgives sins – Matt. 9:1-7; Luke 5:20; 7:48

    Jesus saves forever – Matt. 18:11; John 10:28; Heb. 7:25

    Jesus discloses Himself to us – John 14:21

    Jesus draws all men to Himself – John 12:32

    Jesus gives eternal life – John 10:28; 5:40

    Jesus resurrects – John 5:39; 6:40,44,54; 11:25-26

    Jesus gives joy – John 15:11

    Jesus gives peace – John 14:27

    Jesus has all authority – Matt. 28:18; John 5:26-27; 17:2; 3:35

    Jesus judges – John 5:22,27

    Jesus knows all men – John 16:30; John 21:17

    Jesus opens the mind to understand scripture – Luke 24:45

    Jesus received honor and glory from the Father – 2 Pet. 1:17

    Jesus reveals grace and truth – John 1:17 see John 6:45

    Jesus reveals the Father – Matt. 11:27; Luke 10:22

    Jesus bears witness of Himself – John 8:18; 14:6

    Jesus’ works bear witness of Himself – John 5:36; 10:25

    The Father bears witness of Jesus – John 5:37; 8:18; 1 John 5:9

    The Holy Spirit bears witness of Jesus – John 15:26

    The multitudes bear witness of Jesus – John 12:17

    The Prophets bear witness of Jesus – Acts 10:43

    The Scriptures bear witness of Jesus – John 5:39

    The Father will honor us if we serve Jesus – John 12:26 see Col. 3:24

    The Father wants us to fellowship with Jesus – 1 Cor. 1:9

    The Father tells us to listen to Jesus – Luke 9:35; Matt. 17:5

    Everyone who’s heard & learned from the Father comes to Jesus -John 6:45

    We come to Jesus – John 5:50; 6:35,37,45,65; 7:37;

    The Father draws us to Jesus – John 6:44

    The Law leads us to Christ – Gal. 3:24

    Jesus is the Rock – 1 Cor. 10:4

    Jesus is the Savior – John 4:42; 1 John 4:14

    Jesus is the King – Matt. 2:1-6; Luke 23:3

    In Jesus are the treasures of wisdom and knowledge – Col. 2:2-3

    In Jesus we have been made complete Col. 2:10

    Jesus indwells us – Col. 1:27

    Jesus sanctifies – Heb. 2:11

    Jesus loves – Eph. 5:25

    We sin against Jesus – 1 Cor. 8:12

    We receive Jesus – John 1:12; Col. 2:6

    Jesus makes many righteous – Rom. 5:19

    Jesus sends the Holy Spirit – John 15:26

    Jesus offered up Himself – Heb. 7:27; 9:14

    Jesus offered one sacrifice for sins for all time – Heb. 10:12

    The Son of God has given us understanding – 1 John 5:20

    Jesus is the author and perfector of our faith – Heb. 12:2

    Jesus is the Apostle and High Priest of our confession – Heb. 3:1

    Jesus is preparing a place for us in heaven – John 14:1-4

    Jesus is the Light of the world – John 8:12

    Jesus has explained the Father – John 1:18

    Jesus was crucified because of weakness – 2 Cor. 13:4

    Jesus has overcome the world – John 16:33

    Truth is in Jesus – Eph. 4:21

    The fruit of righteousness comes through Jesus Christ – Phil. 1:11

    Jesus delivers us from the wrath to come – 1 Thess. 1:10

    Disciples bear witness of Jesus Christ – John 15:27

    Jesus died for us – 1 Thess. 5:10

    Jesus died and rose again – 1 Thess. 4:14

    Jesus was a ransom for many – Matt. 20:28

    The Christian dead have fallen asleep in Jesus – 1 Thess. 4:15

    Jesus rendered the devil powerless – Heb. 2:14

    Jesus is able to save completely – Heb. 7:25

    Jesus came to serve – Matt. 20:28

    Jesus came to be a high priest – Heb. 2:17

    Jesus came to save – John 3:17; Luke 19:10

    Jesus came to preach the kingdom of God – Luke 4:43

    Jesus came to bring division – Luke 12:51

    Jesus came to do the will of the Father – John 6:38

    Jesus came to give the Father’s words – John 17:8

    Jesus came to testify to the truth – John 18:37

    Jesus came to set us free from the Law – Rom. 8:2

    Jesus came to die and destroy Satan’s power – Heb. 2:14

    Jesus came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets – Matt. 5:17

    Jesus came to give life – John 10:10,28

    Jesus came to taste death for everyone – Heb. 2:9

    Jesus came to proclaim freedom for believers – Luke 4:18

    • aidankirby

      The Whore of Babylon is actually Israel and headquartered in Jerusalem Israel.

      We know this as the Bible says the WHORE is located WHERE Christ was Crucified (Revelations 11:8)

      Read!!!

  • 2Gary2

    “An influential percentage of poor, uneducated, undeserved,
    insurance-less white southerners continue to cast votes for candidates
    whose agendas clearly conflict with their own self interest.” What
    Thompson doesn’t do—what I’ve never seen anyone do—is offer a valid
    explanation for why white Southerners ally themselves with the party
    that treats them contemptuously.

    The South is an in-house parasite that bleeds the country far more than it contributes to its collective health.”

    That leads to what is for me the single most baffling 21st century
    paradox about the South. The region, home to nine of the nation’s 10
    poorest states, is rabidly against government spending, yet all of its
    states get far more in government subsidies than they give back in
    taxes, as pointed out by Sara Robinson in a 2012 piece for AlterNet, “Blue States Are the Providers, Red States Are the Parasites.”

    Seems to me there must be something in the water down south…

    • K

      I can answer your question. At least in the rural areas, they are utter slaves to tradition. They are fine folks, some of the most decent I have ever met. But however their Daddy voted, and his Daddy voted, is how they vote. If their Daddy drove a Ford, they drive a Ford. If their Mother cooked with cast iron, they cook with cast iron. At times those traditions have helped them. But most times it has held them back. I say that inspite of the fact, I consider many of them like family.

      • 2Gary2

        Thanks. Can’t they see how destructive holding on to some of those traditions are? Those traditions may have made sense back in the 1900′s but are just plain silly now.

        • K

          No, they can not. There is a 35% high school drop out rate in this area, that does not help. I do what I can, and am seeing small changes. But to expect more than that for now, is just not realistic.

  • peaceangel

    So, Michael, I went to the article you did to diffuse lies being printed about you. I want to say that ALL of the things you are do come through in your writing EXCEPT the lawyer part. You don’t remind me of the many lawyers I have found to be total idiots in my dealings over the decades with them. They were the drunks in my hometown growing up. But you don’t insinuate that into anything I have seen you write.

    My question is with all the surveillance you have written about how is it you don’t think it is the government who are telling lies about you??? They do this and have done it forever to anyone and everyone who gets in their way and we have seen people locked up for holding prayer meetings in their homes and collecting rainwater in a barrel for the wife’s hair in recent years and people are getting locked up nationwide for things that violate the NDAA act and that includes “freedom of speech.” If you are speaking about the POTUS or about the way he does business or if you speak out about the handling of government you are subject to going to jail and kids across America are being arrested and convicted of felonies for ridiculous “kid” kind of behaviors.

    There are tens of millions of people on Obama’s enemy list and someone who daily contradicts the numbers coming out of DC would be a number one kind of enemy, BUT once you are on that list, your computers should be getting hacked by the “CyberWarriors for Obama” like mine have been and they should be doing the same things to you that they do to Glenn Beck, Fox news and ALL their staff and to Alex Jones and so many more famous and not so famous Americans who constantly have lies told about them by our government. There are millions on the Main Core list which is the hit list for the Cyberwarriors and the CIA and the 17 other federal LEO’s that make those 80,000 SWAT raids possible and they harass the Main Core people the most and once they go after you the sky is the limit of the things they might say or do. When you start to have your computer crashed and get audited and all those things they do, then you will know who it is, but I would put my money on the obama hackers.

  • aidankirby

    Germany in the 1930s was undoubtedly the Happiest Nation in the world with the highest Birthrate.
    German Families were subsidized TO Have ore children and they did. There was 0 unemployment with low Military spending relative to total GDP, Abortion made illegal, Gun age lowered for German residents.

    Contrast this to the USA who went through its greatest depression caused by the same group of people that helped destroy Germany and its currency. In less than 5 yrs, Hitler after throwing the Banksters in Jail and forbidding them from media and Government, made Germany the economic envy of the world.

    War was declared ON Germany BY Jewry collectively in 1933-See London Times Headline. Germanys actions were defensive.

    • HerrinSchadenfreude

      “Happy people” don’t need to rely on faux populist political coups d’etats led by men who think the public is made up of idiots that have no idea what they want or how they should be “ruled” and so need someone to dictate both.

      My grandparents and father told us all we needed to know about how “happy” they and most others were in WWII Deutschland. People were “happy” enough with the Reich to know what would happen if they ever made the mistake of being “sad” in public and made a self preserving choice never to appear thus.

      You might want to give a lot more consideration to the difference between that and true happiness.

  • aidankirby

    ‘Hitler will have no war, but we will force it on him, not this year, but soon.’
    - Jew Emil Ludwig Cohn in Les Annales, June, 1934

    “Germany is the enemy of Judaism and must be pursued with deadly hatred.
    The goal of Judaism of today is: the complete destruction of the nation. We demand a complete blockade of trade, the importation of raw materials stopped, and retaliation towards every German, woman and child.”
    -Jewish professor A. Kulischer, Oct, 1937)

    International banks that fleece the nation are not permitted under fascism.
    NOTHING INTERNATIONAL is permitted in fascism.
    Fundamental difference between fascism and marxism is that one is nationalist and the other is INTERNATIONALIST.
    Fascism supports religion and recognizes God, Marxism is atheistic and de facto worships the state/ J E Ws.
    Further, fascism also doesn’t guarantee equal results from unequal labor Marxism like the USSR…
    Fascism is about A nation and A people; and it is not communistic or internationalist. Fascism is geared to serve the host people and their traditional culture.
    USA is copying the march towards Marxism and not fascism. We are clearly being extorted for international banker goals and Marxist initiatives and dreams of a global totalitarian atheistic agenda of Marxist multiculturalism.

  • aidankirby

    ‘Hitler will have no war, but we will force it on him, not this year, but soon.’ – Emil Ludwig Cohn in Les Annales, June, 1934

    “Germany is the enemy of Judaism and must be pursued with deadly hatred. The goal of Judaism of today is: the complete destruction of the nation. We demand a complete blockade of trade, the importation of raw materials stopped, and retaliation towards every German, woman and child.” -Jewish professor A. Kulischer, Oct, 1937

    ‘We mustn’t forget that some of Greatest Murderers of modern times were Jews’

    Stalin’s Jews, YNET News Israel-Sever Plocker
    Genrikh Yagoda,” the greatest Jewish murderer of the 20th Century, was GPU’s deputy commander and founder of the NKVD. Yagoda is responsible for the deaths of at least 10 million people. His Jewish deputies established the Gulag system.
    Many Jews sold their soul to the devil of the Communist revolution and have blood on their hands for eternity.”

  • aidankirby

    Greatest achievements of the history of mankind made by the Third Reich:

    W.von Braun V2 Rocket, Jet engine, Organ transplant, animal rights, anti-cancer campaign, TV Broadcasting, Synthetic Oil, paid vacations.

    Germans, Inventors of :
    Beer, Rocket ship-V Braun V2 Rocket, Automobile-Benz, Diesel engine, Petrol, Combustion engine, Jet engine, organ transplant, animal rights, anti-cancer campaign, TV Broadcasting, Synthetic Oil, Paid vacations, Sig, Glock, Mauser, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Submarine, Tank, 1st Recording, TV, Computer, Thermometer, Glass, Vaccuum, Printing Press, Refrigeration, Radio waves, aspirin, Motorcycle, X Rays, Microscope, and everything else used today in Western Civilization et al

    J E Ws hate Germany,
    General Patton said afterwards we had ‘destroyed the greatest race in Europe’ and he of course, wished to Rearm Germany and invade J E W run Russia.

  • Magdiel

    I am absolutely shocked at the cowardice and lack of honor that prevails in todays society. Right before our eyes today an American hero is being hunted down like the basest of criminals and we stand idle.doing nothing about it,yes,I am talking about Snowden. I feel like he has Been betrayed by the American people,the very people for.whom he has sacrificed so much,and now he has been forsaken,trying to get refuge in some obscure communist country. Do you think this will encourage others like him to come out to reveal the things the thugs in government are doing? Had the founding fathers been alive today,they would have started n American revolution long ago. SHAME ON AMERICA,THE LAND OF THE COWARD AND THE OPPRESSED!!!

  • Not In Kansas Anymore

    To the author – I don’t think it’s our society that is “obsessed with security & control” – the government is. So many citizens are so dumbed-down that they accept the most flagrant violations of reality, and just swallow everything. Our Founding Fathers would be ashamed of us for what we’re putting up with. The deceptive practices of the government are reprehensible; they’re guilty of treason several times over. It’s not the country I was born in – and now that they’re streamlining immigration, they leave us no option other than to leave. Let them enjoy their cheap labor, cheap products – the joke will be on them when we’ve all left for other countries.

  • Geprge

    Hi,

    Now US put more restrictions comes out from where? What was the life style in US before 9/11? Who is responsible for all these social commotions? Some people decided not to let people sleep peacefully. They used their wealth and religious blind faith made a movement against the peace loving people. Why those Jihadist didn’t spend that huge amount of wealth and religious power for the well being of the people? People making weapons and buy human bodies to destroy the people who are not in their faith. Security of life is the prime goal of any government. US is doing only that part. I am not blaming Big Brother for their actions, to protect the Citizens from their enemies.

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