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Polski: prof. Zbigniew Brzeziński

Fellow Trilateralist, Charlie Rose, interviewed one of the globalist kingpins, Zbigniew Brzezinski, on his January 25, 2012 show.

Around 9 minutes, he said if the current path being pursued by the U.S. and Israel against Iran is continued, Israel will likely strike Iran, and the U.S. will be blamed, since they will get warning just as it starts happening, and they could have prevented such an attack.

Around 18 minutes, he re-iterated what he said at a CFR speech in 2010, that for the first time in human history, ever since the French Revolution, virtually all of mankind is politically aware. Everyone I heard from in the alternative media took that as a recent thing, but he was talking about the past few hundred years, and it wasn’t about the globalists being fearful, necessarily, but about them being able to promote socialism based on a global awareness of injustices.

Later on, he said that Russia could even be a part of NATO, under the right conditions.

Around 28 minutes, regarding China, he said they are very patient and aren’t trying to become a hegemon, but are gradually trying to surpass the U.S., and said they plan to take their moment to “surprise” the U.S.

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The Bible

Gary North makes the claim on his site that:

The Bible is an anti-socialist document. Socialist propagandists for over four centuries have claimed that the Bible teaches socialism, but we have yet to see a single Bible commentary written by a socialist. If the Bible teaches socialism, where is the expository evidence?

Gary, how about Leviticus 2:1-3 (New International Version):

1 “‘When anyone brings a grain offering to the LORD, their offering is to be of the finest flour. They are to pour olive oil on it, put incense on it 2 and take it to Aaron’s sons the priests. The priest shall take a handful of the flour and oil, together with all the incense, and burn this as a memorial[a] portion on the altar, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD. 3 The rest of the grain offering belongs to Aaron and his sons; it is a most holy part of the food offerings presented to the LORD.

Given that socialism is a system whereby the means of production and distribution are controlled by the state, the above verses show how grains were to be produced and distributed to God and his priestly class, the Levites.

In order to rebut Gary North’s claim that the Bible is anti-socialist, it is sufficient to demonstrate a single example of the Bible promoting socialism, and I think Leviticus 2:1-3 is one such example.

Therefore, the Bible is not anti-socialist, as North claims.

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If you heard a Marxist, would you know it?

Meet Ted Rall, cartoonist and author of the new book, The Anti-American Manifesto, who was recently interviewed on Culture Shocks. Despite the host saying that Rall’s book isn’t really anti-American, Rall’s statements show otherwise.

At the end of the first segment, he called for a minimum wage equal to a maximum wage.

I think there should be a minimum wage and a maximum wage, and they should both be the same number.

That is, one of the two main components added to socialism that make it communism — equal pay for all. The other component is the abolition of private property.

He also called for a 100% marginal tax rate. That is, 100% of your income over a certain amount would be fully taxed. He clearly shows no understanding of human nature, in that very few would want to work very much beyond the point that all monetary compensation for their efforts is for others.

In the second segment, he called King George III a “liberal reformer,” despite the Declaration of Independence pointing out his many misdeeds.

He said, “I think that the Constitution needs to be swept aside as well,” and;

It’s not to say that I wouldn’t like to see a lot of elements from it in a new government,” whereupon he cited freedom of the press and the Second Amendment. Though, in his case, I’m fairly certain his interpretation of it excludes an individual right to keep and bear arms.

In the third segment, he said the Detroit automakers shouldn’t be allowed to make a car that isn’t a hybrid. That’s socialism — the control of the means of production and distribution.

You have to listen to his tone of voice to hear his combination of intense frustration, and, dedication to his cause.

Yes, there really are Marxists in America, and Ted Rall is one of them, and a bold one at that.

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On April 30, 2010, Dr. Stan Monteith of Radio Liberty interviewed Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Institute, and they analyzed the “10 Amendments For Freedom” proposal.

They are:

  • A balanced budget, repaying the national debt in 50 Years, government transparency, a line-item veto, term limits for Congress, controlling illegal immigration, formal declaration of being an English-speaking nation, no binding foreign laws, government restraint – no socialism, and an “In God We Trust” declaration.

The following concerns about a Constitutional Convention were raised, which I paraphrase here:

  • How likely are the same members of Congress who violated their constitutional oath of office by voting for unconstitutional legislation, such as the 2001 USA PATRIOT ACT and the 2006 Military Commissions Act, likely to respect new amendments to the Constitution?
  • The precedence of the 1787 Constitutional Convention that violated the existing Articles of Confederation, by adopting a new Constitution for the United States without the required ratification of every State, as required by the Articles. Despite requiring three-fourths of the States to ratify any proposed amendments under the existing Constitution, the ratification rules could once again be violated, citing this precedence.
  • The Speaker of the House, a partisan, would get to decide the rules for conducting the Convention, for those aspects that aren’t spelled out in Article V of the Constitution, which are numerous.
  • Phyllis Schafly, opponent of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, succeeded in her attempts to thwart the required three-fourths support of the States, in part, due to the roadblocks and legally questionable tactics employed by some state legislatures, including the rescission of previous ratification.
  • Bill Benson was given $100,000 to go to each of the State legislatures and determine whether a sufficient number of them ratified the 16th and 17th amendments, and he discovered they hadn’t. If the 16th and 17th amendments were never properly ratified, yet are being enforced by the nation’s courts, what will stop them from enforcing new amendment proposals that aren’t properly ratified?

Now, I’ll examine each of the proposed amendments in detail:

1. Balanced Budget
– Balanced budget legislation has been shelved by other countries, such as provincially in Canada, when their deficits skyrocketed, or when it was politically expedient to do so.

2. Repay National Debt in 50 Years
– Repaying the $14 trillion dollar debt in 50 years would take $280 billion a year in payments even at 0% interest over that time, requiring an additional $1.4 trillion in revenue for 2010 alone.

3. Government Transparency
– I argue that the best way to make government more transparent is to reduce its size and decentralize its power as much as possible without compromising its intended function of protecting rights.

4. Line-Item Veto
– For historical reference, a line item veto was made law in 1996, but was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court and the ruling later upheld by the Supreme Court.

5. Term Limits for Congress
– Terms limits were included in the Republican’s 1994 Contract With America, but never passed the House with the required two-thirds support.

6. Control Illegal Immigration
– There are existing laws to control illegal immigration that are being deliberately unenforced by both Democrats and Republicans, with the example of proposed amnesty legislation during the Bush and Obama administrations, after Democratic and Republican administrations following the latest amnesty by Reagan.

7. English-Speaking Nation
– I argue that English’s place in the United States is secure, by being the language of the Constitution — the supreme law of the land, which requires that all federal and state laws be in support of. Such an amendment could breach the First Amendment protection of freedom of speech.

8. No Foreign Laws Will Bind Us
– This would fix what I see as a problem with the Constitution not explicitly requiring that Treaties be in support of the Constitution, as it says about all laws. Given the Vienna Convention, which holds that where there is a difference between national laws and treaty provisions, treaty provisions can be held superior to any national and state laws.

9. Government Restraint – No Socialism
– Much of the socialist agenda being pushed at the federal level today is being carried out through the misapplication the commerce clause, which was clearly intended by the Founding Fathers, as outlined in the Federalist Papers, to apply to regulation of trade among the several States, and not permit unfettered socialism by controlling the means of production and distribution. An example of this is the regulation of CO2 emissions by the Environmental Protection Agency. Without such a misapplication, the Tenth Amendment reserves such powers to the States or to the people.

10. In God We Trust
– Could breach the First Amendment protection of the freedom to practice no religion. Also, despite the religious character of many of the Founding Fathers, they intentionally made no direct reference to God in the Constitution, and, as such, such an amendment would be contrary to their intentions of discouraging the influence of religious sectarianism in such a religiously diverse country as the U.S. was even in 1787.

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The conservative Heritage Foundation, no friend of socialism, has ranked Canada ahead of the United States in economic freedom, at 7th and 8th place, respectively.

From their 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, the top 10 countries with the most economic freedom in descending order are:

  • Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada, United States, Denmark, and Chile.

Ranked by Business Freedom, Trade Freedom, Fiscal Freedom, Government Spending, Monetary Freedom, Investment Freedom, Financial Freedom, Property Rights, Freedom from Corruption, and Labor Freedom, Canada beats the U.S. on 6 out of 10, ties on Investment Freedom, and falls behind only on Government Spending, Monetary Spending, and Labor Freedom.

Particularly embarrassing to the U.S. should be Canada’s ranking of 90% for Property Rights versus 85% for the U.S., given that the U.S. Constitution explicitly provides for just compensation for the taking of property, and the Canadian Constitution does not. Instead, it leaves property rights to the jurisdiction of the provincial legislatures. Even the Chinese Constitution provides for compensation for the taking of property, whereas Canada’s doesn’t.

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My comments on today’s PrisonPlanet.com article about 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate and constitutional scholar, Michael Badnarik, suffering a heart attack. Oddly, they were scrubbed.

I first heard his Constitution classes in January of this year, and they were so enlightening, accurate and inspiring.

This man knows the requirements of a government for a free people, and never ceased in his advocation of those principles, the necessity of them, and why socialism and other forms of collectivism will destroy those freedoms and the prosperity they provide.

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Think capitalism came into the lexicon from the work of Adam Smith? Think again. Capitalism is the new kid on the block relative to socialism and communism.

According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, the word capitalism was first used in 1877 — 87 years after the death of Adam Smith. The word socialism was first used in 1837, and communism in 1840.

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