Free State Project Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 17   Go Down

Author Topic: (15) PREPARE FOR HARD TIMES  (Read 96743 times)

Luck

  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2211
(15) PREPARE FOR HARD TIMES
« on: August 22, 2011, 07:47:41 pm »

[Most recent posts are last in the thread.]




... Clearly the design of the Founders’ has been turned on its head. With the aid of complicit judges – which Thomas Jefferson called a “corps of sappers and miners” – who willfully misinterpret the Commerce Clause to grant Congress the power to regulate literally anything, we now have a ruling class who will admit of no restraints on national power with a national government of nearly unlimited de facto powers, grown like a metastasizing cancer far beyond the bounds of anything foreseen by even the most skeptical of Anti-Federalists from the Founding era. All actual, physical and structural powers of any real meaning – legislative, military, legal, law enforcement, and economic – are consolidated in the hands of the federal government. On top of this, they have grafted a hydra-like overlay of international law and international unelected agencies and untouchable international “officials” that are also being imposed up[on] us by means of treaties, executive partnerships (such as the supposedly now defunct Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, now being revitalized by the Obama Administration) and other constitutionally dubious mechanisms.
- While we are distracted with elections, they are planning the destruction of the dollar, the collapse of our economy, the final destruction of our sovereignty, and the total absorption of our entire system into the vapid body of an unaccountable global government.
- This is why we must stop playing by their “rules,” must get off of their artificial chess board, and instead play by the rules of our Constitution. This means taking power into our own hands as individuals, communities, counties, and states.
- To do this, Neithercorp Press, the Alternative Market Project, and Oath Keepers are working together to focus on concrete solutions that can be applied by the average American in their day-to-day lives, in both the private and public spheres. In the limited time we have left, we urge Americans to focus on the following four key strategies (arranged in order of priority of needs):
- 1. Food and fuel independence and security – and other essential infrastructure (general preparedness) - as individuals, within local veterans organization chapters, neighborhood mutual aid societies, churches, co-ops, farmers markets, and at the town, county and state levels). In the aftermath of an economic collapse, food is the hardest necessity to improvise, and food scarcity is a serious achiles heel, exploited by oppressive regimes throughout history. To get started on food storage and independence, follow the advice on http://providentliving.org (you don’t need to be LDS to learn from their experience in food storage and preparedness, or to use their canneries). Likewise, we will need fuel, emergency medical, and resilient communication that can function in a grid-down crisis, devoid of internet communication (or with the internet shut down intentionally by means of a kill-switch).
- 2. Physical security and Independence - again as individuals, neighborhoods, towns, counties and states, to include forming neighborhood watches, mutual aid associations, a volunteer sheriff’s posse (staffed by volunteers under direct command of the sheriff), and county militias established by county ordinances but staffed by self-supplied and self-funded volunteers (as is done in volunteer fire departments all over this nation), and ultimately, a true state militia capable of “repelling invasions” (using the research and model bills of Dr. Edwin Vieira). Americans have plenty of guns, but not enough organization. See http://operationsleepinggiant.org for details.
- 3. Economic security and independence - as individuals and communities, including barter networks, use of silver and gold as real money, the development of valuable trade skills, and sound money bills at the county and state levels (as Utah just passed into law). The localization of community commerce is the only sure way to counter globalization. The more independent and insulated cities and states are from the corrupt and dysfunctional mainstream economy, the more safe and secure they will find themselves when that economy implodes. We must have an alternative to the fiat money system in place to preempt such an event. See http://alt-market.com for details.
- 4. State sovereignty and nullification of unconstitutional federal laws and actions. Veterans must support only sheriffs, state legislators and governors who have the guts and integrity to keep their oaths. To vote for an oath breaker, is to become an oath breaker. We must defend the powers reserved to the states and to the people by supporting state sovereignty resolutions and nullification of unconstitutional laws. See http://tenthamendmentcenter.com. And eventually we must kick the bums out, as GOOOH recommends. See http://goooh.com.
- We will soon be publishing an upcoming series of articles that will provide in-depth details on each of the above four key pillars of action. While we should not turn our backs on the tactics of educating the public, supporting constitutional legislation, voting for honest and principled representatives, or nullifying unconstitutional laws (we should certainly make full use of the soap box, the ballot box, and the jury box) it is now time to dedicate ourselves to much more. The very future of our country, our liberties, and the prosperity of the next generation depends upon this.
- For the Republic,
Stewart Rhodes
Brandon Smith
- You can contact Brandon Smith at: brandon@alt-market.com
- Want to get started building a barter group to protect your town, city, or state from economic disaster? Visit our networking page, sign up, and meet like-minded people in your area now!
http://alt-market.com/social
« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 01:47:18 pm by Luck »
Logged

Luck

  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2211
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 08:31:05 pm »

... At Alt-Market and Oath Keepers, we believe that the best solutions are those which can be implemented by each individual American without reliance on legislators, bureaucracy, or political solutions alone. While we do encourage people to take back their towns, counties, and state governments, kicking out the corrupt oath breakers and replacing them with solid liberty advocates, we must also work outside the political sphere, taking personal responsibility to strengthen ourselves and our communities by private action and free association.
- The Founders never intended that we simply sit around and wait for "officials" to save us. We must work both in the public and in the private arenas. We certainly don't have time to wait for lawmakers to find their sanity or their honor, and so, in many respects we must walk away from the rigged game entirely, and take matters into our own hands. This means first and foremost decoupling from the broken mainstream financial system, and building networks for Alternative Markets as well as for mutual defense in the event of disaster.
- First steps towards this end include relocating away from areas with a high potential for danger. Of course, in any region, prepping with food storage, survival gear, and a personal garden is essential. Ideally, your neighbors should also be aware, prepared, and already involved in food production and barter. You should strive to build such robust community wherever you are (even if in the city), but country settings definitely offer greater opportunity. Rule #1: Go where the food is! Regardless of the state you live in, get out of the city and into a rural area.
- Next, a community's proximity to urban environments must be considered. Many rural retreats are still vulnerable to being flooded by unprepared city dwellers in search of food at the onset of collapse.  James Wesley, Rawles, of Survival Blog, refers to this as the "Golden Hoard", and advocates living at least one tank of gas distance from major metropolitan areas.
- Just as there are better places to live in each state, there are also better states to live in; what we call "Safe Havens."  Rural states with low population, abundant water, plentiful game, natural resources, fertile farmland, and defensible terrain, along with a relatively self reliant population, can rightly be considered safe haven states. These states will fare better than others in adapting and overcoming in the face of any crisis.
- Many fantastic efforts have been launched over the past decade which follow this concept. One is the Free State Project, which eventually selected New Hampshire, and another is the Wyoming Free State Project, which was started by Free State Project participants who opted out of East Coast relocation. There was also the Montana Alliance for Liberty, started by folks who likewise declined to consider New Hampshire. I (Stewart Rhodes) was also in the Free State Project but likewise opted out of the East Coast states and moved to Montana in 2005. And now Alt-Market's Brandon Smith is moving to Montana. In the past year Pastor Chuck Baldwin, the 2008 Constitution Party presidential candidate, along with his son Timothy Baldwin and their families, have moved to Montana, with the same goals in mind. In response to Pastor Baldwin's effective championing of Montana, many others have followed him by moving there. Most recently, influential survivalist author James Wesley, Rawles has promoted the concept of the Northern Rocky Mountain U.S. (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, eastern Oregon, and eastern Washington) as being the "American Redoubt" - a refuge in time of coming trouble, and likewise has renewed interest in relocation to that region.
- All of the above projects provide a solid framework for those seeking refuge amongst like-minded people. Our goal is to learn from, provide support for, and build onto these existing projects until full fledged large scale liberty minded communities become a reality. While some people might feel perfectly comfortable in their current location, or have an existing community to work with, many other Americans out there do not.
- The Safe Haven State Project ( http://alt-market.com/safehaven ) is designed around helping those people to relocate to counties or cities within states that have elements of protection and survival not readily available in other places. Here are some of the finer points of this project:
- 1) Safe Havens will be organized and promoted through the networking capabilities of http://Alt-Market.com . Coordinators will be made available who already live in safe haven areas that will help you with information on the region, housing availability, job availability, etc.
- 2) Initially, the project will focus only on a few areas of a few states. For now, our efforts will be centered on Western Montana (where we both reside). As more people in states suited to the project volunteer to help with coordination, greater numbers of safe haven areas will become available. And, of course, if anyone is interested in Wyoming, we will send them to the good folks at the Wyoming Free State Project.
- 3) The core purpose of Safe Havens will not be to build voting blocks, or to effect change through legislation, though those methods will be taken under consideration. Instead, Safe Havens are almost entirely about community building. This means that our area of networking will be tight (within a few counties, instead of spread out across the entire state). People relocating should be within easy driving distance of each other, so that barter networks can be constructed and mutual defense is made practical. Eventually, a few counties could turn into a dozen, and a dozen could turn into a full state, depending on the circumstances.
- 4) Safe Havens are meant to consist of a large number of people, with a diverse membership, living in relative proximity. Safe Havens are NOT compounds, communes, or any other such nonsense that requires too many people in too small an area with too many rules. A Safe Haven will not be dictated or micromanaged through pyramid structures, military hierarchy, or “community tribunals”. It is a designated area of free cooperation, not a creepy village of collectivists ruled by herd mentality. White robes and funny tasting Kool-Aid will not be made available…
- 5) Barter markets will become a foremost concern. A community entirely dependent on the mainstream financial system cannot be realistically considered a safe haven. Therefore, active organization of barter and trade will be ongoing. This trade will include goods and services, anchored by silver and gold (and perhaps copper) as a common currency. A weekly or bi-weekly marketplace will eventually be arranged (think “market bazaar” or farmers market).
- 6) Meet-ups will be a common occurrence in order to maintain market stability as well as to create opportunities for building relationships. The method of these meet-ups will likely vary.
- 7) Volunteer coordinators will help relocators to the best of their ability, however, the Safe Haven Project is not an employer or a nanny, and cannot provide guaranteed employment or housing. We are here to make your move smoother, and to introduce you to the area as well as other participants, but there will be no hand-holding.
- 8) Sincere commitment is essential. Our limited number of coordinators restricts our ability to help people who are not serious about relocating. Now is not the time for wishy-washiness…
- 9) There are certainly many arguments (usually erroneous) against the idea of community building. Most of these have been covered and refuted in great detail in the following article:
http://www.alt-market.com/articles/175-the-strategic-advantages-of-community-building
- The combined establishment of Safe Haven States, along with alternative markets and barter networking capability, could be a powerful step forward for the Liberty Movement that would attract many free minded Americans and inspire coherent working communities based on Constitutional principles and the support of individualism, not to mention non-coercive, truly free cooperation. This would provide not only the foundation for mutual defense, but also insulated, localized economies, shielded from financial chaos. The positives are many. The negatives are few. And, most people are tired of waiting around for someone else to solve their problems for them. Safe Haven Projects give activists an environment in which they can take legitimate steps towards determining their own destinies, as well as an opportunity to meet many others who are pursuing the same end, building a better country from the ground up, with their own two hands.
- You can contact Brandon Smith at: brandon@alt-market.com - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- Stewart Rhodes can be contacted through the Oath Keepers website.
- For more information on Alt-Market’s Safe Haven State Project, visit the Safe Haven web page here (still under construction):
http://www.alt-market.com/safehaven
Logged

John Edward Mercier

  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6534
  • Native
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 10:49:05 am »

That would be 'into quagmire'.
An solemn secure oath to the US Constitution would mean many oathkeepers would be domestic enemies to the document.
Logged

Luck

  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2211
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 08:07:30 pm »

Politician Censors Town Hall - Police Seize Cameras
 
Click here to watch the video and read the entire post
http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/08/26/chabot-censors-town-hall-police-seize-cameras/

"Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Responds to Shocking Video of Citizens' Rights Being Violated"

This is like something out of Soviet Russia.  Apparently, now only "authorized journalists" (as in "state authorized propaganda agents") are allowed to film politicians as they "interact" with the public.  The public, as in you "little people," are not allowed to film.  "You are not the press," the officer snaps as he disarms a man of his camera. Apparently this officer has not heard of blogging, or citizen journalism.

Or perhaps he has heard of those, and that is exactly what he and his masters are trying to stop.  Bottom line is that you are not a safe, friendly, dependable "authorized journalist" and letting you film, letting you report or blog on what you see, well, that would be "dangerous" and must be stopped for "security reasons" to "protect the constituents" though none of the constituents are complaining about being filmed.

In this video, large news cameras are clearly pointing not just at the congresscritter, but also at the audience.   But the news media cameramen are left alone.  They are free to film everyone, and anyone at this public event.  Only the audience members are coerced into surrendering their cameras, with the obvious threat of force contained in the 'law enforcement" officer's words when he says 'I'm not going to ask you again" and "are we going to do this the easy way, or the hard way."

When a citizen asserts her rights, and says it is not against the law, the officer replies with "yes it is.  That's what I've been told.'  Apparently, this officer has moved from enforcing whatever laws are actually passed to just enforcing whatever the politician or his staff says.  He is now a "decree-by-our-betters enforcement officer."

This is disturbing and disgusting.  And this is a Republican politician.  Don't think for an instant that it is only the leftist politicians who consider you beneath them, and beneath their pals in the state authorized mainstream media.

Folks, you are being treated, at best, like children in a day-care center, or, at worst, like inmates in a prison, or like sheep with wolves as the supposed "sheep dogs.'  Get out of line, the man comes and takes you away.

This facade of normalcy -- this soft, thinly veiled despotism -- cannot last much longer before either the mask- and the gloves -- come off, and we are subdued under an open tyranny, or we the people put a stop to it once and for all, throwing off the shackles that are being forged around our ankles, by means of "laws" and "rules" and decrees by 'authorities" who make up law as they go.  We are in that twilight zone in between the two, between liberty and slavery, but that is not going to stay that way.  It will go one way or the other.  Which will it be?  Which will you leave your children in?  -- Stewart Rhodes
Logged

Luck

  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2211
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011, 07:19:49 pm »

Message from Stewart Rhodes:

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED IN QUARTZSITE

This past weekend, Oath Keepers marched in Quartzsite, along with the Sons of Liberty Riders, the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots, Arizona Campaign for Liberty, Riders USA, and many other groups.  We went there to support ten stand-up police officers who kept their oaths by refusing to obey orders that violated the rights of the people.  And that is exactly what we did.  We marched to the Quartzsite Town Hall and presented the "Quartzsite Ten" police officers with certificates recognizing them for honoring and keeping their oaths to defend the Constitution.  Each was also presented with a silver Oath Keepers challenge coin.   Officer William Ponce accepted the awards for those officers who could not be there, and said a few words to the crowd about the critical importance of the oath.  He spoke of how he had taken that oath first in military service, and then as a peace officer, and told the audience that he, and the other officers, take it very seriously.   He also spoke after the march, with several other officers joining him on the stage.

We also honored Quartzsite Mayor Ed Foster and local liberty activists Jennifer Jones and Michael Roth, all of whom have risked arrest and other forms of retaliation, while refusing to back down in their fight for transparency in government and respect for the free speech rights of the people.

Joining us on our march were current serving Arizona Representatives Carl Seel and Judy Burges.  Both attended the awards ceremony, and both spoke after the march, emphasizing the critical importance of transparency in government, the keeping of the oath, and the need for the state of Arizona to serve as a guardian of the rights of the people.  They had an opportunity to meet with and talk to some of the "Quartzsite Ten" police officers as well as with Mayor Foster, Jennifer Jones, and Michael Roth.  It was great to see state legislators taking the time to come and see for themselves what has been going on in Quartzsite, and we hope this is the beginning of further inquiry and action by the Arizona legislature in this matter.  It is critical that sate officials in all three branches keep their own oaths to defend the Constitution of the United States and their state constitution by serving as a guardian of the rights of the people against abuse by local officials and officers.  As our Declaration of Independence made clear, the only legitimate purpose of government is to secure our rights, and if one level of government is abusing our rights, it is incumbent on the next level to investigate and to take action to stop the abuse.

After the march, we had a wonderful celebration of liberty with several excellent speakers, including Tony Martinez, the Founder of the Sons of Liberty Riders, Ernest Hancock of Freedom's Phoenix (who also live streamed the event), Mayor Ed Foster, Jennifer Jones, Michael Roth, Officer William Ponce, and many others.  And we also enjoyed the amazing music of the talented patriot musician, Jordan Page.

Though the heat was punishing, and the march in 110 degrees was a definite gut check, those who were there had no regrets and we would all do it again.  As for Oath Keepers, we had a strong showing from our Nevada and California Chapters.   And we had Oath Keepers from as far away as Alaska, Montana, and even Florida!    We also had the pleasure of meeting a large contingent from New Mexico, who will be helping us in that state in the future.  Considering how short the notice was, and how brutally hot it was, we had a very successful liberty gathering and we look forward to doing it again.

It is critical that we stand up in support of police and military who do the right thing by keeping their oaths, just as it is critical that we stand up and hold them accountable when they don't (as we did in Tucson).  Here, in Quartzsite, we have ten good police officers, ten stand up Americans, and we were most honored to meet them, shake their hands, look them in the eye, and hear their story.  They give us great hope for the future.   We encourage you to get to know them by watching the videos of their public statements, and we encourage you to seek out the good officers in your own community.  They are there.   Find them, and give them your support and back them up when they do what is right.  Encourage them to keep their oaths, and as part of YOU keeping your own oath, be ready to stand with them when the chips are down.

[See video etc here: http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/08/29/videos-and-pictures-from-libertyfest-in-quartzsite-az-8-27-2011/]
Logged

John Edward Mercier

  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6534
  • Native
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 02:14:19 am »

If they were to upkeep their 'Oath'... then it should have been in the US Proper.
Logged

Luck

  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2211
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 05:41:15 am »

* John, it would be helpful if you'd add a few extra words to your statements to clarify your meaning. Which they are you referring to? All oath keepers? What should have been done in the U.S. proper? Oath keepers should hold their rallies only in the U.S. proper? Or they should only keep their oaths in the U.S. proper? By U.S. proper do you mean in D.C.? All of the states signed on to the U.S. Constitution, so it seems to me the oath to uphold and defend it should apply in all of the states.
Logged

John Edward Mercier

  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6534
  • Native
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2011, 06:36:43 pm »

Some of the land that makes up those States was acquired in a constitutionally questionable manner.
Some through treaty violation... and some through purchase not constitutionally authorized.

Article 4 Section 3 provides for the development of New States, but nothing stipulates authorization to violate treaty nor purchase land outside existing States.

So organizing someplace known to be proper would be better.
Logged

Luck

  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2211
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2011, 06:39:22 pm »

“Occupy The Fed Now!”
EDITED ANNOUNCEMENT (Edited by Stewart Rhodes, October 7, 2001, 2pm Eastern)
http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/10/05/oath-keepers-and-the-wayseers-to-occupy-the-occupation/

Oath Keepers has an assessment of what is currently happening in America regarding the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which is spreading.  On Tuesday, October 04, 2011, we came up with a plan, a new initiative which shall be Oath Keepers’ response to the demonstrations billed as “Occupy Wall Street”.

Our initiative is to place Oath Keepers’ message of Constitutionality in front of the demonstrators who show up at the rallies.

Oath Keepers is not involved in the leadership of “Occupy Wall Street”, but we have a keen interest in some subtle forces at play in all this, and we have a plan for countering those forces.

We have had numerous reports from our people who have attended some of these rallies, from Occupy Seattle to Occupy Los Angeles to Occupy Boston. Our reports indicate that many of the youth showing up at these events are people who have been suddenly awakened to the realization that this nation is in serious trouble. Many are frightened, more are angry, and most are confused. Oath Keepers notes that certain forces (socialists and Marxists) are attempting to co-opt their awakening by pointing a finger at Wall Street and using the very real and well documented corruption there, which is certainly obvious to all, to attack “capitalism”.  They are using the sins of corporatism, a.ka. crony capitalism, to attach the ideal of a free market and economic freedom in general, in order to persuade our youth that socialism (a soft form of communism) is to be preferred over the madhouse tactics of berserk corporate America, or, “Wall Street”.   They are presenting them a false choice between fascism (which is the proper name for a marriage between big government and big business) and Marxism, while totally ignoring the free market and sound money that our Constitutional Republic is supposed to have.

This is a lie being sold to our nation’s youth. Oath Keepers intends to redirect that lie back to the truth, which is the fact that the Federal Reserve is at the heart of the problem and without the Fed the bad boys of Wall Street could not do so much damage to our country.

Therefore, Oath Keepers sees good reason to stand in the streets with these awakening souls and protect their right to free speech, to peacefully assemble, and to redress their grievances to their government, as the Constitution prescribes for all Americans.  That is one thing.   Another facet of our initiative is to use these public gatherings to reach and teach many who now hunger for the truth – we can show them how the Constitution will protect them better than an oversized, bloated Federal behemoth hell-bent on controlling every aspect of each citizen’s life.

To point this out to the masses, Oath Keepers is organizing a joint effort along with Alex Jones of Infowars dot com (who himself called for an Occupy the Fed movement); Steven Vincent of End The Fed; Danny Panzella’s Truth Squad TV; Brandon Smith of  Alt-Mkt.com; Gary Franch of Restore The Republic; and others as quickly as we can contact them. Remember Bob Dwyer, the guy who started the first Tea Party to launch the Ron Paul revolution? He’s in. The forces of Constitutional rule of law must muster now to deflect the bile being belched forth by the socialist/statist extremists who work for Soros and his ilk. Soros wants our youth to believe that capitalism is the enemy within, while in truth it is the Federal Reserve. Oath Keepers has the message American youth need. If we do not go out into the street and give them the truth, can we really say we’re still honoring our Oath?

Maybe it’s time we all got up off the sofa, turned off the damned TV set, and get out there with all the other Oath Keepers to share our message with the awakening masses. If there is any question, please pause right now and read this article by Dr. Edwin Vieira, and then come back here and think on what’s below.

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/10/06/edwin-vieira-going-to-the-roots-of-the-problem/

Here is a quotation from Dr. Vieira’s article at that above link -

Political loyalties move on a two-way street. Masses of economically deprived, socially dislocated, and politically disenfranchised, disgruntled, and disgusted people—who have next to nothing left and therefore almost nothing more to lose—are unlikely to entertain any obligation to the political system under which they happen to live, or to the political parties, politicians, and special-interest groups that run that system for their own parochial benefit. When America’s economy slips into the free-fall of hyperinflation or depression, impoverished people will rebel. First, against ever-worsening conditions, by demanding that public officials correct the situation. Then, when their protests accomplish little or nothing, they will rebel against incumbent officials at the next election. Finally, when they discover that the two major political parties are really one party with an empty cranium and a pair of duplicitous faces, and that changing the political personalities in office does not ameliorate the conditions that arise out of the government’s hare-brained economic policies, they will rebel against this country’s governmental institutions as a whole.
(cont.)
« Last Edit: October 07, 2011, 06:41:22 pm by Luck »
Logged

Luck

  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2211
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 06:40:30 pm »

“Occupy The Fed Now!” (cont.)
Oath Keepers is planning to “Occupy The Fed Now!” and publicize this to remind the Occupy Wall Street people that the Fed is the source problem, without which the Wall Street criminals would be set back a hundred years. I will be posting our press release and a longer list of groups and orgs who will be joining Oath Keepers in this initiative.

We are currently drawing up our press release regarding our own response to the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon, which will be Oath Keepers’ official statement.   We are now planning an official Oath Keepers project which we’ve named “Occupy The Fed Now!”.

Yes, Oath Keepers has seen the need to block the attempted takeover of the populist movement generally referred to as Occupy Wall Street.

In an extensive phone conference on the evening of October 04, 2011, we heard from Oath Keepers who have attended Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Boston, Occupy Los Angeles, and Occupy Seattle. The overall consensus from our people at these rallies is that most people attending the rallies are very open-minded to the Oath Keepers mission/message, and that they are hungry for answers. Indeed, our reports indicate that many Americans right now are awakening, in droves it seems, and they are full of questions for which we have the answer – the Constitution for the united States of America.

Oath Keepers is not going to stand idly by and watch the Soros socialist/collectivist/Big Government crowd claim these newly-awakening Americans as their own. From Michael Moore to a host of other Big Government statists, the Soros faction is trying now to steal the people’s thunder, just the way the Republican Party tried to steal the Tea Party’s thunder by co-opting the Tea Party.

The Soros/socialist/Big Government message is that those evil Capitalists on Wall Street are the problem which now threatens to destroy America. That is an outright lie, and it is being promoted in the mass media by the way they’re covering the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Despite the fact that the “Monopoly Capitalists” are indeed present on Wall Street, and among them are serious corporate threats to America’s sovereignty, the media fails to distinguish the difference between true free-market capitalism and Monopoly Capitalism. Soros and his followers are attempting to misdirect the movement by claiming that capitalism is the problem. We shall expose that lie.

The problem is the Federal Reserve System, Inc.  This is the finest and most inclusive video documentary available, and Oath Keepers salutes Bill Still for a remarkable job with this educational documentary -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXt1cayx0hs

See Steve Watson’s great article on the mass media / Soros lie about the true culprits of Wall Street  –

http://www.infowars.com/where-is-the-ows-demand-to-end-the-fed/

When it comes to stealing thunder, nobody does it better than the U.S. mass media, which of course takes its marching orders from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).  We note that history shows that the same people who created the CFR and the Federal Reserve also gave us the National Education Association (to determine content in public school textbooks), the American Medical Association (the pill-pushers’ lobby), the American Historical Society (the spin doctors for our true history), as well as the Trilateral Commission and numerous “think tanks” in the private sector, such as La Raza and SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center).  This is not being divulged or expounded by the mainstream media, as we know.

The Federal Reserve is not a part of our government, but instead is a private corporation, another danged corporation – and in all actuality the Federal Reserve System, Inc., is the biggest baddest corporation of all.

But wait! Am I saying that corporations are bad? Not at all. Like some snakes, which are not poisonous or aggressive, such as King Snakes which help keep the rodent population in check on farms across America, some corporations are very fine and docile assets for modern America. Like the King Snake, a good corporation carries its weight and benefits the economy locally and nationally by generating wages and taxes while at the same time providing services and/or products which people need or want.

Americans like and want that kind of corporation.

But when a corporation becomes larger than is useful, and seeks to concentrate financial power into the political and governmental spheres, its likeness is no longer the King Snake, but instead is more like a Rattlesnake.  At a point we call such corps “Monopoly Capitalists”. By the time a grouping of such Monopoly Capitalist corps are setting U.S. foreign policy, which the arms industry certainly does nowadays, the problem becomes unbearably apparent.  Bechtel comes to mind, along with Halliburton, the Carlyle Group, Monsanto, General Electric, et al.

That part of Wall Street is certainly to blame. But that is not “Capitalism”. Instead, it is “Monopoly Capitalism”, and it is now observably moving America into a new world order with intent to place America under the alleged authority of a one-world government. As such, Monopoly Capitalism is un-Constitutional and must be opposed.

Truth: No corporation could threaten America without the help of the Federal Reserve. The Fed is the problem, and Wall Street is merely the symptom of that problem.

For the socialist movement in America to take this new-wave of Tea Party-type energy, the “Occupy” energy wave, and divert it into protesting a mere symptom of the problem is flat-out wrong. Especially when they use the crimes of corporate Monopoly Capitalism to attack American-styled free-market capitalism itself. That is why Oath Keepers is launching the movement to “Occupy The Fed Now!”

We will also be working in conjunction with Alex Jones, who arrived at the decision this past Sunday while doing a live television broadcast. (October 02, 2011) Stewart Rhodes will appear on the Alex Jones show on Friday, October 07, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, to coordinate Oath Keepers and Infowars forces in this effort.

Our new initiative, Occupy The Fed Now!, will have its own website up and running by Friday morning, October 07, 2011. We are also using a Meetup calendar system, and are doing a facebook page for this new initiative.

Stand by for an upcoming article about the entire “Occupy Wall Street” phenomenon and our own Occupy The Fed Now! initiative,  right here at Oath Keepers’ national site.

Oath Keepers
Logged

John Edward Mercier

  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6534
  • Native
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2011, 08:44:20 pm »

A private corporation?

Name another 'private corporation' that was created by an act of Congress, has its board members appointed by the US President and confirmed by the US Senate... and must pay all its profits to the US Treasury.

Until then... the Oathkeepers are just ignorant.

Logged

Luck

  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2211
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2011, 07:05:04 pm »

* Are you suggesting that the Federal Reserve is not owned or controlled by the Bank of England and the books by Griffin and Mullins about the Fed are false? And the Fed was not the result of a conspiracy worked out on Jekyll Island?
Logged

John Edward Mercier

  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6534
  • Native
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2011, 01:00:12 am »

The Federal Reserve is a system enacted by Congress.
Its definately not 'owned' by the BoE.

And 'conspiracy'? The people on Jekyll Island had created the original reserve system to stop the panic, but needed to determine how to make such a system legal under federal law. They drafted the initial stages of a plan that would later become the basis for the Federal Reserve Act... though not as they originally conceived. A concept like the First and Second Banks of the United States not having any broad support amongst the Democratic Party.

Logged

Luck

  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2211
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2011, 12:36:20 pm »

* Where did you find that info, John? If I remember right, Mullins said the Fed is controlled by the Bank of NY, which is controlled by the Bank of England, because of the latter owning a majority of shares in the Bank of NY. I think he also said the profits of the Fed go to the Bank of England and its owners and maybe to the other Fed banks, whereas you say the profits go to the U.S. Treasury. Is there proof of your claim in the CFR, i.e. Code of Federal Regulations? The CFR is readable online.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 12:43:55 pm by Luck »
Logged

Luck

  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2211
Re: Oathkeepers Leading Us out of Quagmire
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2011, 12:48:43 pm »

* Here's another view on the Occupy Wall Street movement, which contradicts the Oath Keepers view somewhat, such as by claiming that Soros and Democrats are not controlling that movement.

The Next Step: Occupy Wal-Mart
October 7, 2011 by legitgov
http://www.legitgov.org/Next-Step-Occupy-Wal-Mart
By Michael Rectenwald

Occupy Wall Street exceeds anything that either of the two big business political parties can contain or accurately represent. Contrary to the fantasies of some pundits, the movement was not initiated by Democratic operatives nor funded by  George Soros. Nor, apparently, does it seek to be absorbed or strictly represented by a Democratic Party platform. That is, Occupy Wall Street is precisely not the 'left' version of the Tea Party.

Rather, the movement represents the numerous and sundry workers of whatever age, occupation, or political affiliation affected by the economic crisis that began in 2008 and continues to this day. It represents those who have lost or cannot find jobs, those who are under-employed and working numerous piecemeal jobs to make ends meet, those who have lost homes or cannot afford homes, those who cannot pay for college or cannot pay back loans used to pay for college – in short, all of those who have been buffeted about by the aleatory conditions of a brutal capitalist system in protracted crisis.

These are not people who are looking for handouts, but rather people who object to the handouts given to the capitalist class. These are not people who refuse to work, but rather people whose labor has enriched a class that now refuses to re-invest its stolen capital. This is not an insubstantial layer of students and chronic liberal complainers. The movement represents a mass of workers with the potential for unforeseen revolutionary change in the U.S. and the world at large.

This is the movement's historical character and meaning, regardless of any particular expression given of it by the corporate media, the protesters, or the organizers, themselves.

Likewise, Occupy Wall Street has the potential to disrupt the standard political configuration of big business politics. It has the potential to cut across traditional political affiliations to secure the confidence and support of a broad base of workers, including some who have been held hostage by the Republican Party. For this reason, the political pundits of the right wing are especially concerned to portray the Occupy movement as the baby of the Democratic Party.

The Democratic politicos will no doubt attempt to appropriate the expressions of the movement to secure votes in the 2012 election cycle. This has already begun, as the party attempts to hijack the protests with union bosses and party spokesmen. Yet the movement appears poised to reject the Democrats and their union surrogates, as well as the media mouthpieces whose only 'solution' is to exert 'left' pressure on the Democratic Party and to point fingers at Republican Party bogeys. Occupy Wall Street appears on the brink of a decisive break with the 'left' reformism of the political establishment, appealing instead to the entire working class on basis of a complete political revision.

As workers attracted to the movement reject the political caricatures painted by both big business parties, they will break down false oppositions of town and country, and appeal to their counterparts in suburbia and rural America, truly a nightmare prospect for the ruling oligarchy. If Occupy Wall Street becomes "Occupy Wal-Mart," – that is, if it penetrates to the alienated and exploited heartland, it will combine workers for a truly revolutionary activity.

Occupy Wall Street

Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D. is Chair and Chief Editorialist of Citizens for Legitimate Government.
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 17   Go Up
 

anything