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2013 -Government Czars, Perpetual Wars, and People Becoming Poorer. (Sibel Edmonds)

“The czar was always sending us commands – you shall not do this and you shall not do that – till there was very little left that we might do, except pay tribute and die.” ~ Mark Antin

The Expanding Wars at Home & Abroad

Let’s start by saying: “So what’s new? Same-O-Same-O” and be right, shall we? I am not talking about this almost-over year. I am talking about the year before, and the year before that, the decade before, and the decades before that. When was the last time we ended a warless year? Thinking? That’s right, just keep thinking. Let me put it this way: If you were to ask the 15 year olds they’d tell you: I’ve never had such a year. If you ask a 100 year old (assuming their brain functions are still intact) they’d squint, and squint a little more, and then say: a couple of years here and a couple of years there. Now, if you ask a knowledgeable realist who knows his history he’d say: Not in the last hundred years. That’s right: not in the last century.

After over five decades the amount spent annually in the U.S. on the war on drugs is more than $51,000,000,000, and that the number of people arrested in 2011 in the U.S. on nonviolent drug charges: 1.53 million. Or that in 2008, 1.5 million Americans were arrested for drug offenses and 500,000 were imprisoned … Or how marijuana constitutes almost half of all drug arrests, and that marijuana accounted for 82% of the increase in the number of drug arrests.

When the realities on the ground point to a government with its self-image as the absolute power, when the permanent status of our nation is war – internally and externally, when the notion of a government of the people by the people for the people appears to be replaced by the people governed and ruled by the Czars, when the people lack reaction thus any counter-action, and when the majority become apathetic Zombies … well, then, unfortunately it becomes easy to come up with fairly solid predictions not only for the coming year but many years to come: The expansion of the government czars, the continuation of our perpetual wars, and our nation’s people becoming poorer, more subservient and Zombie-like.


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