U.S. Drone Military Bases all over the World and Amerika

RT | JUNE 14, 2012

The US is planning to expand secret intelligence bases throughout Africa with a view to combating terrorism in the region, says a new report by the Washington Post. It is the latest in a US push to militarize its presence on the continent.

The plans include the deployment of spy planes equipped with high-tech surveillance technology.

The US is set to extend its influence, opening a number of intelligence air bases “from the fringes of the Sahara to jungle terrain along the equator,” said the Washington Post.

The initiative dates back to 2007 and is indicative of the rapid expansion of US Special Forces operations in the region as part of the decade-long war against Al-Qaeda.

The US will use the strategically-placed bases to launch spy planes disguised as private aircraft kitted-out with a range of sensors able to record video, track infrared heat trails and tap into radio and mobile phone signals.

The reasoning behind the ratcheting-up of surveillance on the African continent by the US is the increasing presence of terrorist cells that could potentially destabilize the region.

The Washington Post said that the US government currently has a number of intelligence facilities across Africa, including Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Seychelles, Burkina Faso and Mauritania.

The bases in Burkina Faso and Mauritania are used to spy on Al-Qaeda.

The US military has expressed concerns over the growing influence of the Nigerian terrorist sect Boko Haram, blamed for a wave of bombings in the country in December and Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabab in Somalia.

In addition, 100 special troops are currently in action in Uganda to hunt for Joseph Kony, the leader of a brutal guerrilla group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Some state department officials have questioned the necessity to step-up a US presence in Africa given that many of the terrorist groups active on the continent represent no direct threat to the US.

In spite of doubts the US continues to rack up its presence in Africa. Last month the Army Times confirmed US military plans to deploy over 3,000 troops across the continent as part of a “regionally aligned force concept.”

US to maintain ‘Light Footprint’ in Africa?

Officially the US is painting an altogether different picture of its operations in Africa. Army General Carter F. Ham top US Africa command officer said that the US is not seeking permanent military bases in the region.

“In Africa, I would say a light footprint is consistent with what we need and consistent with the defense guidance,”
said General Carter.

The general said he recognized that some African nations were concerned over increased US military presence across Africa, but stressed that this did not necessarily mean the US would be establishing more bases there.

However, in a testimony to US Congress in March he said that he wanted to increase US surveillance and reconnaissance in Africa.

“Without operating locations on the continent, ISR [intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance] capabilities would be curtailed, potentially endangering US security,” he said.

From WIRED Magazine: 64 Drone Bases on American Soil

We like to think of the drone war as something far away, fought in the deserts of Yemen or the mountains of Afghanistan. But we now know it’s closer than we thought. There are 64 drone bases on American soil. That includes 12 locations housing Predator and Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, which can be armed.

Public Intelligence, a non-profit that advocates for free access to information released a map of military UAV activities in the United States on Tuesday. Assembled from military sources — especially this little-known June 2011 Air Force presentation (.pdf)  – it is arguably the most comprehensive map so far of the spread of the Pentagon’s unmanned fleet.  What exact missions are performed at those locations, however, is not clear. Some bases might be used as remote cockpits to control the robotic aircraft overseas, some for drone pilot training. Others may also serve as imagery analysis depots.

The medium-size Shadow is used in 22 bases, the smaller Raven in 20 and the miniature Wasp in 11. California and Texas lead the pack, with 10 and six sites respectively and there are also 22 planned locations for future bases. ”It is very likely that there are more domestic drone activities not included in the map, but it is designed to provide an approximate overview of the widespread nature of Department of Defense activities throughout the U.S.,” Michael Haynes from Public Intelligence tells Danger Room.

The possibility of military drones (as well as those controlled by police departments and universities) flying over American skies have raised concerns among privacy activists. As the American Civil Liberties Union explained in its December 2011 report, the machines potentially could be used to spy on American citizens. The drones’ presence in our skies “threatens to eradicate existing practical limits on aerial monitoring and allow for pervasive surveillance, police fishing expeditions, and abusive use of these tools in a way that could eventually eliminate the privacy Americans have traditionally enjoyed in their movements and activities.”

As Danger Room reported last month, even military drones, which are prohibited from spying on Americans, may “accidentally” conduct such surveillance — and keep the data for months afterwards while they figure out what to do with it. The material they collect without a warrant, as scholar Steven Aftergood revealed, could then be used to open an investigation.

The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the U.S. military from operating on American Soil, and there’s no evidence that drones have violated it so far.

This new map comes almost two months after the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) revealed another one, this time of public agencies – including Police Departments and Universities – that have a permit issued by the Federal Aviation Agency to use UAVs in American airspace.

“It goes to show you how entrenched drones already are,” said Trevor Timm, an EFF activist, when asked about the new map. “It’s clear that the drone industry is expanding rapidly and this map is just another example of that. And if people are worried about military technology coming back and being sold in the U.S., this is just another example how drone technology is probably going to proliferate in the U.S. very soon.”

Domestic proliferation isn’t the same as domestic spying, however. Most — if not all — of these military bases would make poor surveillance centers. Many of the locations are isolated, far from civilian populations. Almost half of the bases on the map work only with the relatively-small Raven and Shadow drones; their limited range and endurance make them imperfect spying tools, at best. It’s safe to assume that most of the bases are just used for military training.

Privacy concerns aside, the biggest issue might be safety, as we’ve been reminded on Monday when a giant army drone crashed in Maryland.

Western Democracy: A Farce And A Sham

Paul Craig Roberts
Infowars.com
November 3, 2011

Every day that passes adds to the fraudulent image of what is called Western democracy.

Consider that the entire Western world is outraged that the Greek prime minister announced that he is going to permit the Greek people to decide their own fate instead of having it decided for them by a handful of banksters, politicians, and bureaucrats living it up at taxpayer expense at “talks” in the French resort of Cannes on the Mediterranean.

The Greek economy is facing its fourth year of decline and lacks the revenues to service its national debt held by private European banks. The banks don’t want to lose any money, so a handful of power brokers reached an agreement with representatives of the Greek government to write off some of the debt in exchange for EU capital subsidies to be financed by inflicting severe austerity on the Greek population. Wages, salaries, pensions and medical care are being cut while the rate of unemployment rises to depression levels. Government employees are laid off. Valuable public properties are to be sold to private parties for pennies on the dollar. In short, Greece is to be looted.

Large numbers of Greeks have been in the streets protesting the austerity policy and have reached the point of anger of throwing Molotov cocktails at the police. Greece is disintegrating politically. The Greek people sense that the EU “bailout” is not bailing out Greece. It is bailing out the French, Dutch, and German banks at the expense of the Greek people.

The Greek prime minister, watching his party’s support and power crumble, announced that he would let the people decide in a referendum. After all, allegedly that’s what democracies do. But it turns out that “we have freedom and democracy” is not supposed to be taken literally. It is merely a propagandistic slogan behind which people are ruled through back-room deals decided by powerful private interests.

The Greek prime minister’s announcement that he would put the back-room bailout deal to a referendum shocked the EU hierarchy, Washington, and investors. Who does this Greek guy think he is permitting the people, who bear the cost of the deal, to have a say in it? Who let this Greek guy out of his cage? This is not the way democracies are ruled.

The EU power brokers are outraged over the Greek prime minister’s departure from normal procedure. But the Greek PM is relying on the Greek people to approve the deal, and not without reason.

The Greek people have been brainwashed for decades as to the importance of “being part of Europe.” That means being a member of the European Union. When the Greeks realize that voting down the bailout of the banksters means being thrown out of the European Union, which is what they will learn between now and the referendum, they will vote for the back room deal.

Polls already indicate this. A poll for a Greek newspaper indicates that whereas 46% oppose the bailout, 70% favor staying in the EU, which the Greeks see as a life or death issue.

If this poll is a reliable indicator, the Greek PM has made a brilliant political decision. The Greek people will vote in favor of what they have been protesting violently in the streets. As the Greek people will do themselves in, the politicians are off the hook. This is the bet that the Greek PM has placed.

Whatever the outcome, keep in mind that the entire Western political and investor world was shocked that a politician, instead of simply imposing a back room deal, said he would let the people decide. Letting the people decide is a no-no in Western democracies.

If you need more evidence of this mythical creature called “Western democracy,” consider that Western governments are no longer accountable to law. Contrast, for example, the sexual harassment charges that are plaguing US presidential candidate Herman Cain’s campaign with the pass given to high government officials who clearly violated statutory law.

What follows is not a defense of Cain. I take no position on the charges. The real point is different. In America the only thing that can ruin a politician is his interest in sex. A politician, for example, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, B. Omama, cannot be ruined by violating United States and international law or by treating the US Constitution as a “mere scrap of paper.” Bush and Cheney can take America to wars based entirely on lies and orchestrated deceptions. They can commit war crimes, murdering large numbers of civilians in the cause of “the war on terror,” itself a hoax. They can violate US and international laws against torture simply “because the president said so.” They can throw away habeas corpus, the constitutional requirement that a person cannot be imprisoned without evidence presented to a court. They can deny the right to an attorney. They can violate the law and spy on Americans without obtaining warrants. They can send due process to hell. In fact, they can do whatever they want just like Hitler’s Gestapo and Stalin’s secret police. But if they show undue interest in a woman or proposition a woman, they are dead meat.

Very few commentators have said a word about this. The House of Representatives did not impeach President Bill Clinton for his war crimes against Serbia. They impeached him for lying about a sexual affair with a White House intern. The US Senate, which had too many sexual affairs of its own to defend, didn’t bother to try to convict.

This is Amerika today. A president without any authority whatsoever, not in law and certainly not in the Constitution, can assassinate US citizens based on nothing except an assertion that they are a “threat.” No evidence is required. No conviction. No presentation of evidence in any court. Just a murder. That is now permissible to the Amerikan president. But let him try to get a woman who is not his wife into bed, and he is a cooked goose.

In Amerika there is no such thing any longer as torture; there is only “enhanced interrogation.” A mere word change has eliminated the crime. So torture is permissible.

In Amerika today, or in the UK and the EU, anyone who tells the truth is a “threat.” Julian Assange of Wikileaks, who made public information leaked to him by US government sources horrified by the criminal actions of the United States government, is now, as a result of Amerikan pressure on UK courts, being turned over to Sweden, which, for favors from the “world’s only superpower,” will turn him over to the US regardless of law to be prosecuted on trumped-up charges.

Western “civilization” is totally corrupted by American money. There is no integrity anywhere. For a decade Washington has been murdering women, children, village elders, and journalists in the name of the hoax “war on terror.”

What terror does the world actually see? The world sees the terror that Israel, protected by Washington, inflicts on the Palestinians. The world sees the terror that the US inflicts on Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Latin America and now Africa, with Syria, Lebanon, and Iran waiting in the wings. The “war on terror” is nothing but an orchestrated invented excuse for Amerika-Israel to achieve hegemony while enriching their armaments industries.

In Greece, at least the PM committed to giving the people a say in their fate. In America the people have no voice whatsoever. The sheeple are content to be protected by “security,” porno-scanners, warrantless wiretapping, indefinite detention, and sexual groping. To carry on the hoax “war on terror,” the US government has elevated itself above the law.

The American effort to achieve accountability to law, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, if not shut down by cold weather, ice, and snow, is likely to be shut down by police violence. One riot begun by provocateurs is all it takes to transform protesters into “domestic extremists,” the number one concern of Homeland Security. The presstitute media will make the case against the rioters, and the sheeple will buy it.

The police have been militarized by Washington. Community police forces no longer represent the local public that pays their salaries. Local police represent Washington’s war against America.

American citizens are all suspects. Anyone who goes through airport security knows this. The only law that the US government obeys is not even a law. It is a bureaucratic regulation that prevents, even in dire wartime, any profiling of suspects by ethnicity or country of origin.

Consequently, all native born, flag-waving, American super-patriots are suspects when they board commercial airliners. Americans who have a life time of security clearances are subject to being porno-scanned or sexually groped. Airport Security cannot tell a “terrorist” from a CIA analyst, a Marine general or a US Senator.

Well-connected members of the ruling elite, such as Michael Chertoff, can become rich from selling the porto-scanners to taxpayers in order “to protect the public from terrorists.”

The only terrorists Americans will ever experience are those funded by their own tax dollars within their “own” government. A people incapable of perceiving its real peril has no chance of surviving. America might be a military superpower, but it no longer exists as a free country with accountable government and a rule of law.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is the father of Reaganomics and the former head of policy at the Department of Treasury. He is a columnist and was previously an editor for the Wall Street Journal. His latest book, “How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds,” details why America is disintegrating.

Dead Men Tell No Tales: The CIA and the Awlaki Assassination

by Tom Burghardt
Global Research
October 12, 2011

On September 30, the CIA and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) assets under the Agency’s control, assassinated the alleged “external operations” chief of the Afghan-Arab database of disposable Western intelligence assets, also known as Al-Qaeda, Anwar al-Awlaki, and a second American citizen, Samir Khan, the 25-year-old editor of Inspire magazine, in a drone strike in Yemen.

As The Washington Post reported last month, the “commingling” of CIA officers, JSOC paramilitary troops and contractors “occupy an expanding netherworld between intelligence and military operations” where “congressional intelligence and armed services committees rarely get a comprehensive view.”

Or any “view” at all, which is precisely what the CIA and Pentagon have long desired; an oversight-free zone where American policymakers operate, as Dick Cheney infamously put it, on the “dark side,” a position fully-embraced by the “hope and change” administration of Barack Obama.

Awlaki’s state-sponsored killing, like the May 2 murder of Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resurface many unanswered questions concerning the 9/11 attacks, the so-called trigger for America’s global “War on Terror.”

But before turning to those issues, it is necessary to take a detour and examine administration actions; specifically the deliberations undertaken by Obama’s national security team which culminated in Awlaki’s death.

White House “Death Panel”

Unlike the fantasies of the corporate-controlled Tea Party who charged during the run-up to the White House sell-out of health care reform that the administration would create “death panels” to deny care to the elderly, it has since emerged that Team Obama has stood-up the authentic article.

According to The Washington Post, President Obama’s Justice Department “wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting” of Awlaki. The Post reports that the memorandum “was produced following a review of the legal issues raised by striking a U.S. citizen and involved senior lawyers from across the administration. There was no dissent about the legality of killing Aulaqi.”

That memorandum, according to The New York Times, was drafted in June 2010, some six months after Awlaki had been placed on the White House hit list, by Office of Legal Counsel attorneys “David Barron and Martin Lederman.”

Both former OLC lawyers are prominent “liberals” from prestigious universities; Barron at Harvard and Lederman at Georgetown University.

Ironically enough, in several scholarly articles they had railed against the previous administration’s adaptation of the “Unitary Executive Theory” promulgated by “torture memo” authors Jay Bybee and John Yoo.

Under Bush, OLC opinions were used to justify everything from warrantless wiretapping, the domestic deployment of the military to arrest Americans, to the torture and indefinite detention of “terrorist” suspects at the Guantánamo Bay prison gulag and CIA “black sites.”

This of course begs the question: if Awlaki’s murder was “legal,” why then was the authorization to do so reached in camera by officials following a deliberative process which can’t be shared with the public because of “national security”?

The answer should be chilling and shocking to all Americans: because the nucleus of a death squad state recalling those stood-up in Chile and Argentina during the “dirty war” period of the 1970s may now exist.

Reuters disclosed that Americans “are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.”

“There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel,” reporter Mark Hosenball wrote, “which is a subset of the White House’s National Security Council. … Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.”

According to Reuters, “targeting recommendations are drawn up by a committee of mid-level National Security Council and agency officials. Their recommendations are then sent to the panel of NSC ‘principals,’ meaning Cabinet secretaries and intelligence unit chiefs, for approval.”

A “former official” told Hosenball that “one of the reasons for making senior officials principally responsible for nominating Americans for the target list was to ‘protect’ the president,” i.e., provide Obama legal cover under the thin veneer afforded by “plausible deniability.”

McClatchy News reported that “broadly speaking” White House orders to kill Awlaki were based on claims that “the nation’s inherent right of self-defense [is] recognized under international law.” However, “international law also imposes limits: Targeted killing is banned except to protect against ‘concrete, specific and imminent’ danger.”

And although the administration now claims that Awlaki was targeted for death because “his role in AQAP had gone ‘from inspirational to operational’,” Reuters disclosed that “officials acknowledge that some of the intelligence purporting to show Awlaki’s hands-on role in plotting attacks was patchy.”

In fact, the White House has failed to provide any proof whatsoever that Awlaki posed an “imminent danger” to the United States, although there is considerable evidence that he was on the radar of U.S. and allied secret state intelligence agencies for more than a decade, had close ties to several of the 9/11 hijackers and could have been picked up and indicted at any time.

Instead, federal law enforcement officials gave Awlaki a green light to leave the United States, unlike thousands of innocent Muslim-Americans swept-up and detained by the FBI in the post-9/11 hysteria that followed the attacks.

A “former military intelligence officer who worked with special operations troops to hunt down high-value terrorism targets,” told the right-wing Washington Times: “I think it’s pretty easy to understand why they didn’t take him alive. Would you want to deal with the hassle of trying to put him on trial, an American citizen that has gotten so much press for being the target of a CIA kill order? That would be a nightmare. The ACLU would be crawling all over the Justice Department for due process in an American court.”

That about sums up the dominant mindset of an Empire in sharp decline: the rule of law and due process for criminal suspects reduced to a “hassle.”

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El Poder Horizontal del Estado

Por Luis R. Miranda
The Real Agenda
13 de julio 2011

¿A cuántos liberales, libertarios, conservadores y anarquistas, por citar algunos, no les gustan los resultados que se derivan de tener un Estado fuera de control? Sería interesante realizar una encuesta y saber exactamente. Sin embargo, una encuesta no es necesaria, a menos que usted sea un aficionado a la estadística o de las matemáticas, para enterarse de que la mayoría de la gente está insatisfecha con el actual estado de las cosas. La prueba de que la participación del gobierno puede hacer más daño que bien está en todos los aspectos de la vida. Pero no es el gobierno o el Estado el responsable de estos resultados, es la gente que apoya a los Estados o gobiernos quienes cargan con la culpa.

Aunque la estructura y poder del gobierno son vistos como construidos en forma piramidal, la verdad es que el gobierno o el Estado se construye horizontalmente. El gobierno está compuesto por las personas que le dan el apoyo legal y moral de existir, por lo que esas mismas personas son responsables de lo que el Estado o el gobierno hace o deja de hacer. Por lo tanto, todas las cosas que se originan en el Estado, buenas o malas, son el resultado directo del apoyo dado por las personas a lo que conocemos como el gobierno o el Estado.

El problema es que muchas personas no conocen o no entienden esto. La gente se queja sobre el estado actual de las cosas sin darse cuenta de que ellos son los culpables de la miseria que están experimentando. Otras personas se dan cuenta, pero son demasiado hipócritas o miedosas de hacer algo al respecto. Ellos no hablan en su contra porque temen el rechazo social. Aquellos que temen se alegrarán de saber que el problema de un Estado abusivo y fuera de control se resuelve con acciones, no palabras. ¿Por qué? Porque el lenguaje es tan frágil que se puede doblar en todo tipo de maneras para decir lo que se quiere. Es casi imposible inyectar una dosis de sentido común en cualquier persona que haya sido previamente adoctrinada, y todos nosotros somos en cierto grado adoctrinados. Sin embargo, si se actúa sobre algo que es visto como malo o abusivo, los demás verán, por sí mismos, lo que queremos decir, porque nuestras acciones tienen más sentido que lo que han pensado que es real durante toda su vida.

Despertar a la gente para que actúen para cambiar el actual estado de cosas es una tarea imposible si sólo se usan las palabras. La razón de esto, es que la cultura se ha arraigado tan profundamente en sus mentes, que la realidad de la gente no es otra cosa que lo que la cultura les dice que es. Nada más. Es muy claro que la cultura no “enseña” la realidad o la verdad a las personas, sino que les da una mezcla de verdades a medias y mentiras abiertas. ¿Cómo hacer entender a las personas que aunque los nazis mataron directamente 6 millones de judíos e indirectamente a un total de 40 millones de personas, hay otra entidad que ha matado a casi siete veces más seres humanos que los nazis. Puede venir como una sorpresa para muchos que en los tiempos modernos los Estados o los gobiernos son responsables de la muerte de al menos 262 millones de personas. Eso es un hecho que la cultura no le dice a nadie.

Por ejemplo, en nuestra ‘realidad’ creada por la cultura, el problema es el terrorismo, pero en lugar de abordar las causas profundas del terrorismo, el Estado trata a sus jefes -los ciudadanos- como delincuentes. De repente, todo el mundo es culpable hasta que demuestre lo contrario y todo el mundo se somete a esta forma de pensar. Se revisan los zapatos en los aeropuertos para resolver el problema del terrorismo, la cultura nos dice. Se da al Estado una foto de su cuerpo desnudo (en los escáneres de cuerpo entero) como forma de solucionar el terrorismo, nos dicen los medios de comunicación.

Mientras tanto, los terroristas, los verdaderos terroristas, que operan los escáneres en los aeropuertos, los que mataron al menos a un millón de personas en Irak, que apoyan la limpieza racial en Bosnia y que ahora la impulsan en Libia, Pakistán, Yemen y Siria usan la complacencia de la gente para continuar haciendo lo mismo.

Las personas apoyan al Estado porque es la forma en que fueron educados. Dependiendo de donde usted vive, el sistema educativo les ha enseñado a obedecer y hasta a adorar al Estado. Junto con el adoctrinamiento se encuentra el papel que juega la cultura en la vida de las personas. La cultura refuerza los paradigmas que se han criado para que todo siga como hasta ahora. Los seres humanos fueron adoctrinados para aceptar y exigir una explicación de la realidad que nunca debe cambiar, y es que el Estado, cualquier Estado, tiene nuestros mejores intereses en mente. Es por eso que todos ‘debemos’ pagar impuestos sobre nuestras propiedades por el resto de nuestras vidas, a pesar de que los lo pagamos al comprar dichas propiedades. Es por eso que ‘elegimos’ a nuestros representantes a partir de dos partidos mayoritarios y creemos que el sistema nos da una opción. Es por eso que todos obedecen las leyes creadas por el Estado, aunque este mismo no las obedezca. Esto sucede porque las leyes son para los esclavos, no para los dueños. Y ¿adivinen qué? Los dueños también son seres humanos como usted y yo, no importa lo mucho que les gusta verse a sí mismos como seres superiores.

El problema con la ‘realidad’ creada por la cultura es que debido a que es objetivamente falsa, necesita el apoyo continuo para que sea creíble. Es exactamente igual que “decir una mentira mil veces y se convertirá en verdad”. Eso es lo que la cultura hace. Las personas que creen en el sistema de los paradigmas impuestos por los ingenieros sociales, paradójicamente, requieren un refuerzo constante de lo que creen es la verdad. Así, por ejemplo, a las personas se les ha enseñado que la Primera Guerra Mundial se luchó por el bien de la democracia, o que el gobierno vino después de la Gran Depresión para salvar a todos, o que la Segunda Guerra Mundial sucedió para salvar al Capitalismo, o que los bancos centrales existen para controlar las fuerzas terribles que hacen que el libre mercado imperfecto y peligroso. El problema con todas estas realidades falsas, que para muchos de nosotros son reales, es que nuestro futuro y el futuro de nuestros hijos e hijas estará determinado por las decisiones tomadas por personas que creen estas falsas verdades.

Esto es así porque todo el mundo piensa que el Estado o el gobierno existe para arreglar todo lo que está mal y por lo tanto no hay nada que temer. Allí mismo se origina del Estado Niñera. Dado que los individuos no son capaces de manejar sus propias vidas, eso es lo que nos han enseñado, siempre habrá un Estado para poner la tuerca en el tornillo que se soltó, una entidad que nos dé todo lo que necesitamos. Lo que la gente no se da cuenta, es que esa misma entidad, si lo permiten, también les quitará todo lo que se repartieron por el poder investido en él. Es porque la realidad creada y reforzada por la cultura gira en torno a puntos de vista de dependencia colectivista, que el Estado se ha convertido en el inconveniente que es hoy. Aunque la evidencia muestra que esta entidad a la que todos supuestamente le debemos todo lo que tenemos ha destruido todo lo que ha tocado, el nivel de adoctrinamiento de las personas es tan alto, que no sólo no les permite ver tal destrucción, sino que también les dirige automáticamente a buscar más refuerzos de su falsa realidad.

Desde la educación a la economía, de la política exterior a los servicios sociales, el Estado tiene todo destrozado. Intencionalmente, por cierto. Es precisamente porque la evidencia derrota los falsos paradigmas que la cultura quiere imponer, que la gente continuamente vuelve para pedir su dosis diaria, semanal y mensual de la falsa ‘realidad’. Es por ello que los ingenieros sociales se aseguraron de que exista un New York Times, CNN, Dancing with the Stars y American Idol, de modo que los esclavos obtengan su pastilla azul cuando la necesiten y no amenacen con salir de la finca en donde son explotados cada día de sus vidas. La píldora azul los mantiene dentro del Estado horizontal, que ellos ven como una pirámide jerárquica, pero que en realidad es tan plana como tabla de surf. Esa pequeña distinción es lo que separa a los seres humanos de ser libres, verdaderamente libres, y de poner fin al control del Estado.

La clave para liberarte de los abusos del Estado reside en la capacidad de reconocer que el Estado hará lo que le permiten hacer y que es su estructura horizontal lo que lo hace tan malvadamente exitoso. De hecho, la fuerza del Estado no proviene de sí mismo, sino en la de sus familiares, vecinos, amigos, compañeros de trabajo, compañeros de clase, etc. En otras palabras, la población esclava a la que usted y yo pertenecemos. Los propios esclavos apoyan este sistema para una serie de razones. Primero, porque se les enseñó a hacer eso. Dos, porque se benefician directamente de alguna baratija creada por el Estado y no quieren perderla. Tres, porque no quieren que otros los superen y sean más exitosos. Cuatro, debido a que el colapso del sistema significa un estado de realidad al que no pueden hacer frente. Es la ignorancia, la falta de humildad y, sobre todo, el adoctrinamiento de la mayoría, que les impide tomar la píldora roja y abrir los ojos al mundo real. En cambio, los esclavos garantizar la supervivencia del Estado piramidal mirando y atacando a la minoría que tiene la intención de alertarlos sobre la mentira que vivimos. Es la aceptación voluntaria de la falsa realidad la razón por la que la mayor parte de personas viven en el ambiente en el cual se permite al Estado crecer fuera de control. Mientras la mayoría de la gente pierda el tiempo en tribalismos deportivos, el racismo, la envidia y la adecuación cultural, sus compañeros de esclavitud en los niveles medios aseguran a los ingenieros sociales que el Estado seguirá creciendo fuerte.

El carácter horizontal del Estado y la forma en que es utilizado por los controladores para mantener la mayoría de las personas ciegas y complacientes es lo que explica la posibilidad de que unos pocos cientos de personas gobiernen sobre miles de millones. Sería imposible de otra manera. Pero es precisamente su propia naturaleza horizontal la que presenta a la gente la oportunidad de romper las cadenas del Estado y evitar que se haga más grande y más malo. Es posible, incluso, diría yo, no sólo para disminuir el tamaño del Estado, sino también hacer que funcione para la gente, como la mayoría de nosotros creemos que debería haber sido siempre. Cambio en este sentido no es fácil, sin embargo. Se requiere honestidad de parte de aquellos que quieren “arreglar las cosas”. Si el éxito de la corrupción Estatal se basa en el apoyo moral y material que recibe de los propios esclavos, es la retirada de dicho apoyo lo que va a poner fin a nuestra esclavitud.

Si usted paga sus impuestos a la propiedad cada año, ya que teme que el Estado vendrá a asaltar su casa y le llevará a la cárcel, usted es un esclavo del Estado, y cada vez que paga sus impuestos usted es un defensor del Estado y como tal su cómplice en todas sus fechorías. Si usted presenta su declaración de impuestos y de esta manera legitima los poderes del Estado para cobrarle impuestos sobre la renta, que es la razón por la cual usted existe, en los ojos del Estado, entonces usted es un cómplice del Estado. Si no le gustan las guerras, pero vota por políticos que permiten el financiamiento de las invasiones y asesinatos en el extranjero, usted es un cómplice de la invasión y el asesinato. Si no le gusta la corrupción o la ineficiencia de la burocracia, pero usted elige esclavos que continuarán haciendo negocios oscuros debajo de la mesa o a puerta cerrada, usted es un cómplice del Estado.

Sin embargo, en el momento en que sea honesto consigo mismo y tenga un poco de coraje para despertar a su compañeros de esclavitud, ese será el momento en que las cosas comenzarán a cambiar. Pero recuerde, el cambio no será a través de palabras o el uso del lenguaje, sino que vendrá a través de la acción. Si el éxito de las acciones inmorales del Estado se basan en el apoyo que le dan, su retiro de ese apoyo es también lo que le libera de las cadenas que le unen a él. No se puede luchar contra la cultura dominante con la palabra hablada porque la cultura es experta usando el lenguaje para controlar la sociedad. Debido a que los controladores y sus cómplices no pueden manipular la verdad, manipulan el lenguaje para engañar, y nadie es mejor en eso. Ellos son inmejorables. Es por eso que para poner fin a la cultura popular y la falsa realidad, las personas deben utilizar las acciones, no las palabras. Es haciendo lo que predicamos lo que nos va a sacar de la enorme granja humana en que vivimos y en el que nos ordeñan hasta la última gota todos los días de nuestras vidas.

Recuerde que el Estado y los que apoyan el estatismo también aprueban el uso de la violencia contra aquellos que se atreven a cuestionar su existencia. Es decir, usted puede ser arrestado, encarcelado, torturado y violado si se opone al Estado. Pero, se puede ser amigo o conocido de una persona que apoya la guerra, los impuestos estatales, la corrupción y la violencia contra sí mismo? ¿No sería usted cómplice de sus acciones y por lo tanto, un cómplice del Estado? Yo no se usted, pero no voy a tener nada que ver con alguien que tiene la audacia inmoral y la cobardía de atacarme por decir la verdad en vez de oponerse a los que matan millones de personas, robar nuestras pensiones, nos alimentan con tóxicos y nos enferman con sus productos farmacéuticos.

Si un ser humano, supuestamente libre, no puede decir lo que piensa y pagar el precio de ser condenado al ostracismo por sus semejantes a cambio de la libertad real, entonces, no hay esperanza de tener libertad. Si tenemos miedo de ser señalados porque vivimos por nuestras propias normas y rechazamos aquellas que la cultura y el Estado imponen, entonces no merecemos ser libres.

The Horizontal Power of the State

by Luis R. Miranda
The Real Agenda
July 13, 2011

How many liberals, libertarians, conservatives and anarchists, to cite a few, dislike the outcomes that result from having an out of control State? It would be interesting to carry out a survey and find out exactly. However, a survey is not necessary, unless you are a statistics or a math fan, to learn that most people are dissatisfied with the current state of affairs. Proof that government involvement causes more harm than good is in every aspect of life. But it is not government or the State the party responsible for such outcomes, it is the people who support those States or governments who carry the blame.

 Although government and the power structures are seen as built in a pyramidal shape, the truth is that the government or State is built horizontally. See, government is composed by the people that give it the legal and moral support to exist, and so those very same people are responsible for whatever the State or government does or does not do. Therefore, all things that originate from the State -good or bad- are a direct result of the people supporting the system we know today as the government or the State.

 The problem is, most people do not know or understand this. People complain about the current state of affairs without realizing that they are to blame for the misery they are experiencing. Other people do recognize it, but are too hypocrite or afraid to do something about it. They do not speak against it because they fear social rejection. Those afraid should be happy to know that the problem of an abusive and out of control State or government is solved with actions, not words. Why? Because language is so fragile that it can be bent in all sorts of ways to say whatever anyone wants. It is nearly impossible to inject a dose of common sense into anyone who has been previously indoctrinated; and we all are to a certain degree. However, if one acts on something that is seen as wrong or abusive, other people will see what we mean and realize, all by themselves, that our actions make more sense than what they have thought all their lives to be true.

 Waking people up so that they act to change the current state of affairs is an impossible task if one only uses words. The reason for that is culture has rooted so deeply into their minds, that people’s reality is nothing else than what culture tells them it is. Nothing else. As it is widely clear, culture does not ‘teach’ people reality or truth, but a mixture of half-truths and plain open lies. How do you make people understand that although the Nazis directly killed 6 million jews and indirectly murdered a total of 40 million people, there is another entity that has killed almost seven times more humans than the Nazis did. It may come as a surprise to many that in modern times States or governments are responsible for the deaths of at least 262 million people. That is a fact that culture will not tell anyone.

 In our culture-created ‘reality’ the problem is terrorism, but instead of dealing with the root causes of terrorism, the State treats its bosses -the people- as criminals; all of them. Suddenly, everyone is guilty until proven innocent and everyone submits to this way of thinking. It is checking the inside of the shoes I am wearing what will solve the problem of terrorism, culture tells us. It is giving the State a photo of my naked body what is seen as the solution to end terrorism, the media tells us. Meanwhile, the terrorists, the real terrorists, who operate the scanners at the airports, who killed at least a million people in Iraq, who cleansed Bosnia and who are now cleansing Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and Syria use people’s complacency to continue doing all those things we dislike so much.

 People support the state and everything it does because that is how they were raised. Depending where you live, the educational system taught you anything from obeying to worshipping the State. Along with that indoctrination comes the role culture plays in people’s lives. Culture reinforces the paradigms we have all brought up with, so that everything continues business as usual. Humans were grown to accept and demand an explanation of reality that should never change, and that is that the State, any State, has our best interests in mind. That is why we must all pay taxes on our properties for the rest of our lives, even though we purchased them and paid taxes on the purchase. That is why we elect people from two majority parties and believe that the system gives us a choice. That is why we all obey the laws created by the State, although it does not obey them itself. This happens because the laws are for the slaves, not the masters. And guess what? The masters are also humans like you and me, no matter how much they like to think of themselves as superior beings.

 The problem with culture-created ‘reality’ is that because it is factually false, it needs continuous support to make it believable. It is exactly like “tell a lie a thousand times and it will become truth”. That is what culture does. People who believe in the system of paradigms imposed by the social engineers paradoxically require a constant reinforcement of what they believe is true. So, for example, people have been taught that world war I was fought for the sake of democracy, or that government came after the Great Depression to save everyone, or that world war II happened to save Capitalism, or that the central banks exist to control the horrendous forces that make the free market imperfect and dangerous. The problem with all these false realities, which to many of us are real, is that our future and the future of our sons and daughters will be shaped by the decisions made by people who believe these false truths.

 This is so because everyone thinks the State or government exists to fix everything that is wrong and therefore there is nothing to be afraid of. Right there is the origin of the Nanny State. Since individuals are not capable of managing their own lives -that is what we have been taught- there will always be a State to put the knob on the screw that got loose, an entity to give us all we need. What people do not realize, is that that same entity, if allowed, will also take away everything it handed out because of the power vested upon it. It is because the reality created and reinforced by culture revolves around collectivist views of dependency, that the State has become the inconvenience it is today. Although the evidence shows that this entity we all supposedly owe everything we have to, has destroyed everything it has touched, the level of indoctrination people are under not only does not allow them so see such destruction, but also automatically directs them to seek more reinforcement of their false reality.

 From education to economy, from foreign policy to welfare, the State has shredded everything. Intentionally, by the way. It is precisely because the evidence does outmatch culture and the false paradigm that people continuously go back for their daily, weekly and monthly dose of false ‘reality’. That is why the social engineers made sure there is a New York Times, CNN, Dancing with the Stars and American Idol; so the slaves get their blue pill whenever they need it and do not threaten to leave the human farm. The blue pill will keep them within the horizontal State they regard in their reality as a hierarchical pyramid, but that in reality is as flat as surf board. That little distinction is what separates humans from being free, truly free, and from putting an end to the out of control State.

 The key to liberating yourself from the abuses of the State resides on the ability to recognize that the State will do what you allow it to do and that it is its horizontal structure what makes it so evilly successful. In fact, the strength of the State does not come from itself, but from your relatives, neighbors, friends, co-workers, classmates and so on. In other words, the slave population to which you and I belong to. The slaves themselves support this system for a series of reasons. One, because they were taught to do that. Two, because they directly benefit from a trinket created by the State and they do not want to lose it. Three, because they do not wish that others surpass them and become more successful. Four, because the collapse of the system will mean a state of reality they cannot cope with. It is the ignorance, lack of humility and above all the indoctrination of the majority which prevents them from taking the red pill and opening their eyes to the real world. Instead, the slaves themselves guarantee the survival of the pyramidal looking State by attacking the minority who intends to warn them about the lie they live under. It is the voluntary acceptance of the false reality most people live in which allows the State to grow out of control. While most people waste time in senseless sports tribalism, racism, envy and cultural adequacy, their fellow slaves at the mid levels assure the social engineers that the State will continue to grow stronger.

 The horizontal nature of the State and they way it is used by the controllers to maintain most people blind and complacent is what explains the possibility of a few hundred people ruling over billions. It would be impossible otherwise. But it is exactly its very horizontal nature what presents people with the opportunity to break the chains from the State and to prevent it from growing larger and meaner. It is even possible, I would argue, not only to slim the State down, but also to make it work for the people, as most of us believe it should have always been. Change on this regard is not easy, however. It requires honesty from the part of those who want to ‘fix things’. If the success of the corrupt State relies upon the moral and practical support it receives from the slaves themselves, it is the withdrawal of that support what will end our slavery.

 If you pay your property taxes every year because you are afraid the State will come to raid your house and take you to jail, you are a slave of the State, and every time you pay your taxes you are a supporter of the State and as such its accomplice in all its wrongdoings. If you file your tax return and by doing so legitimize the powers of the State to tax your income, which is why you exist in the the States’ eyes, you are an accomplice of the State. If you do not like wars, but you vote for politicians who allow for the financing of invasions and killings in foreign countries, you are an accomplice of the invasions and the murder. If you do not like the corruption or inefficiency of the bureaucracy but you elect fellow slaves who will continue the back room and closed door deals, you are an accomplice of the State.

 However, the moment you become honest with yourself and gather some courage to awaken your fellow slaves, that will be the moment things will begin to change. But remember, change will not come through words or the use of language; it will come through action. If the success of the immoral State and its immoral actions is based on the support you give it, your withdrawal of that support is also what will liberate you from the chains that attach you to it. One cannot fight the dominant culture with the spoken word for the simple fact culture is made up and controls society through words. Because the controllers and their instruments of crime cannot manipulate truth, they manipulate language to cheat; and no one is better at that. They are unbeatable. That is why in order to end popular culture’s mad fake reality, individuals should use actions, not words. It is how much we act what we preach what will get us out of the giant farm we live in and in which we are milked to the last drop every day of our lives.

 Remember that the State and those who support statism approve of the use of violence against those who dare question their existence. That is, you may be arrested, imprisoned, tortured and raped if you oppose the State. So can you be a friend or acquaintance of a person who supports war, state taxation, corruption and violence against yourself? Wouldn’t you be an accomplice of his actions and therefore an accomplice of the State? I don’t know you, but I will not have anything to do with anyone who has the immoral audacity and cowardice to attack me for speaking the truth instead of opposing those who kill millions, steal our pensions, feed us toxic foods and make us sick with their pharmaceuticals.

 If a supposedly free human being cannot speak his mind and pay the price of being ostracized by his peers in exchange for real freedom, then, there is no hope from freedom. If we are afraid of being pointed at because we live by our own standards and refuse those that culture and the State impose on us, then we don’t deserve to be free.