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Our American Dream Has Become The World's Nightmare

From Lew Rockwell's Blog:

Our American Dream Has Become The World's Nightmare.
Posted by Charles Burris on March 20, 2013 02:29 PM

Shortly after the 2003 intervention into Iraq I remember viewing a TV interview with Noam Chomsky where he compared America's pre-emptive actions there with Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland in 1939.

At the time I thought his language was over-the-top and quite disingenuous.

America was not National Socialist Germany.

But Chomsky was precisely and prophetically correct.

Everything from the time of 9/11 has been propelling the United States into an authoritarian fascist state.

Our American dream has become the world's nightmare.

Where other nations once viewed us with emulation and envy, now it is with fear, loathing, and revulsion.

The Constitution has become an archaic scrap of paper in a glass display case; the rule of law no more than the fading memory of a game from childhood such as Twister, Seven Up or Hide and Go Seek.

We have become what our parents (or grand-parents) fought WWII against.

Those who shut their eyes and ears to these disturbing facts are afraid to face the harsh reality of what our once noble republic stood for is no more.

And like those "Good Germans" who blindly supported Hitler because he restored their atavistic sense of national pride within themselves, the "Good Americans" of today will be consumed by their hubristic arrogance and wilful ignorance.

Their complaisant silence in the face of destructive imperialistic wars of aggression abroad and police state tyranny at home will prove the death of us all.

Unless we continue to educate ourselves, stand our ground, and resist.

Lew's Blog

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It was not the American dream that caused this.

It was the federal reserve, fiat currency, fractional reserve banking, central banking, keynsian economics, and corporatism.

Building a couple million houses can NOT create trillions of dollars of explosive debt.

When the ax comes down, we know who to blame. It won't be some abandoned houses on elm street.

"Those who shut their eyes

"Those who shut their eyes and ears to these disturbing facts are afraid to face the harsh reality of what our once noble republic stood for is no more."

Some are afraid, others are comfortable, and yet others could care less......i think there are many reasons, at the end of the day, i know from first hand experience that people have the ability to grow, not that im saying im something special, just that, from "caring less", to caring, is a MAJOR change for this one, an UNEXPECTED change, considering i NEVER thought i'd care enough to start .......caring .......and following that through with giving thoughts to those things i started to care about.....

...one thing that i can only assume you find out once you start caring, is that you had it your whole life, it may even have affected one or two of your decisions, but, i, sure as hell didnt understand it back then, let alone recognise it for what it was.........that is the bond that binds us i think, the recognition of that ......?.spiritual understanding?

And offcourse the guilt, that years of ignorant uncaring, may or may not have contributed however small to the world we live in, i dont think, at least i hope i did nothing major, but even the small things i feel i have to atone

Anyway, i mention this, because of it, im hopefull that there must be one or two "me's" out there who are still slumbering, who may go through the same things, end up in the same conclusion, somedays i feel despair over the comments i see, then i remember, where i came from

Three entities, good people, bad people, and the sheep......everyone is capable of good or bad, what they CHOOSE is what defines them.........the good and the bad are in an ideological war, to shepard the sheep.....we want them to join us, to stop being sheep, and they want them to stay there

Anyway, where was i going with this.......???...
( I gotta have a point right, i MUST have a point.....Do, i, have a point?).....:)

....oh yeah :)........i guess the moral of the story is, dont give up hope on good people who have yet not found their way, even though im sure Lew was not even saying this, or that folks here were, just thought it important enough to speak up about it........important enough to me anyway, as liberty folks im aware and glad that we hold different levels of importance to things, but we all generally seem to care about the SAME things

Amen - tell Colorado's Democrats on Capital Hill!

I wish someone with twitter or facebook would post this letter to Colorado's Governor's page as well as the rest of them that just passed all those awful 2nd Amendment crushing gun control bills for all the world to see.

Hey dducks

Most of us know what your post is about. I did not misunderstand it at all. We all have the American dream, but our military and tax dollars have been hijacked and used by fascist to create a nightmare in the world.

Thanks for posting dducks.

Thanks clynbrit.

The 'American Dream' was probably a bad choice of visionary words the author had. I think he liked the contrast of the nightmare the USGovt is spewing on the world versus the vision that America was once about.

I guess dducks thinks...

the American dream was to become a debt ridden slave nation controlled by the fascist Federal Reserve and its criminal constituents. Fortunately, the "American dream" of dducks is only shared by a tiny minority who support the Fed. And a large number of Americans still share an American dream based on the freedoms afforded by our Constitution and Bill of Rights. So I'm sure a lot of citizens would object to dducks saying, "We have become what our parents (or grandparents)fought WWII against." Speak for yourself dducks, and don't include the rest of us in your nightmarish "American dream".

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

I did not write it.

I merely grabbed it from the LRC Blog.

I leave you with the same one hour lecture I have been trying to get you to listen to for a week now.

https://mises.org/media/authors/164/Hoppe

Are you saying...

you don't agree with what you've posted?

I clicked on the link you provided, which one of the lectures are you recommending?

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

Oh, I did not know that link didn't work.

I really think you will find it revealing. Here is a different way of accessing it:
https://mises.org/media/6538/Property-and-the-Social-Order

Thank you

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http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

The so-called Founding Fathers conned your ancestors

Clue in.

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Thanks dducks

"Those who shut their eyes and ears to these disturbing facts are afraid to face the harsh reality of what our once noble republic stood for is no more."

While some might be afraid, others might not even realize they are shutting their eyes to anything because the loss of individual freedoms and liberty has become so commonplace.

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That'll teach you to keep your mouth shut. Hemingway

Not 'Our' American Dream

It is the Central Planners' Dream that is the World's Nightmare.

The Consent of Americans is being assumed by all, at least by far most, Representatives.

Knowing this, is it 'our' duty to make known our intent to stop consenting in a blind and silent manner?

Are we culpable for the actions that our Representatives are taking? If a Rep or President were to murder another person, via drone or not, or give the orders to allow such a murder to take place 'in the name of the People', are we collaborators/participants? It is 'our' assumed/silent Consent that is Authorizing all this mess.

At a minimum I think we have to make our objections known with respect to what our Representatives have our Consent on, and what they do not.

I completely agree.

I just grabbed it from LRC Blog. Unfortunately though, I would say that a majority of Americans believe the propaganda coming from Washington, just as Germans did during Hitler's atrocities, and support it. There are even some here on DP that support the USGovt.'s military strategy. So in that way, I guess history could look at it like 'we/our'.

Too many see the U.S. as We/Us

The neighborhood that gets Droned sees the U.S. as 'us' (millions) as a whole rather than the 1,000s that Control us and the Military.

Be nice to have a way to openly object. A way to Petition for Redress of Grievances without the Grievances having to be channeled through and then approved by either a Democrat or Republican.

I have no Representation in Government, at any level. It also seems that almost everything MY Representatives do, they do at my demise and certainly without my Consent.

Once enough people make similar objections, we have a case that Authority is rescinded. At that point it will be the Representative who is primarily culpable and the non-consenting can begin to communicate repercussions for acting against those that 'represent' them.

Well written

I could not agree more. I only wonder if it is really to late to turn things around.

dave anderson

The world is beginning to recognize that it is NOT America

that is empire building, but rather an invisible group of wealthy elite is using the American military might and puppet government to create a fascist regime globally.

We know the Rothschild/Rockefeller/Bilderberg and Illuminati are part of the group. Some say there are many more. Some say the Jesuits are the actual ones calling the shots. There are many theories. Greed for power, control, wealth seems the prime motivation for all the lies, deception, brutality, mind control, and carnage throughout history and in the present day.

Many people in the world and in the Middle East begin to recognize there is an unseen hand and an agenda that is not just America empire building.

America is being USED and it would suit the puppet masters to destroy the American people because America is a super power and therefore the only threat to the NWO.

Exactly.

The nation-state was a tool of these power brokers in the past. They needed a nation-state to get enough resources, consent, and cannon fodder behind them to protect and ascend them. After using the US for so many years building their military with weapons, surveillance, and bunkers that no one on the planet can even imagine opposing these folks want to rid themselves of the nation-state. They do not need us or a nation anymore. I believe that is why we seem them acting with such hubris more and more. They got it all. We are cannon fodder just like the rest of the world now.

Just think, even 30 years ago this was not possible. Today, not only is it possible but it is rapidly coming to fruition. There is a tiny group of crazed evil people that can and are dominating the world.

As much as I keep hearing folks here think that China and Russian are their enemies I beg to differ. Anyone who can threaten the group that has control of the USGovt and military needs to be taken to task. Opposing forces is not a bad thing right now.

This cycle has happened before

although not on a global scale; French/Russian/American revolutions and every empire has eventually fallen. I do not know how they think they can control the masses of the world. It is not human nature to be controlled for long. Do they learn nothing from history?

There is one big difference though:

the weapons they control. It was never possible for a small group to dominate without a large scale propaganda machine. But today, with all of the sophisticated weapons and survellance that can be operated remotely, is it possible? I don't know. I do believe that there exists technology that we cannot even imagine. So perhaps it is easier than we think.

intervention.

Invasion is the better word...illegal invasion is even more accurate.

The difference is that Germany was seen as an enemy and fought against by other nations with that label in mind. The US is not being stopped and though many may see her as the aggressor, few (who have any kind of power for change)are doing anything to stop the aggression. There lurks a very sinister and all-encompassing force behind all of this...beyond the boundaries of the super-power known as the USA.

Very different scenario, very different meme being promoted...and my question is when will it end and even more importantly, how will it end?

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

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We have heroes...

Hans and Sophie Scholl

http://moralheroes.org/hans-scholl

Their heroism came at paying the ultimate price in the defense of Liberty.

Shall we live forever in strength and power in the face of tyranny or shall we die as one of the millions who are nothing but a number?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

The Final Days

Good movie about Hans and Sophie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426578/

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

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I hope and pray that 10,000 of us a day...

will WAKE UP to this reality.

I am afraid, however, that only 1000 of us, a day, will.

Will that be enough to turn the tide? What of the damage already done that can NOT be undone?

How will history remember us, the people who tried to fight the tyranny?

Will be be remembered as the "White Rose"?

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/white_rose_movement.htm

Or, will we be sentenced to rot in the dust bin of history?
We are destined for, easily, one or the other.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

The White Rose Movement!

I like it. Funny, I never heard of them.

I feel the same way. Although many more are thinking something is really wrong, it takes a long long time to undo all the conditioning one has been exposed to. I am not too hopeful right now.

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They were beheaded by the nazi regime...

These two young students, a brother and sister, were tried, found guilty, and executed (beheaded) within four days.

Tragic. They have become a symbol of strength and resistance for the people against tyranny. I hope you research them more to honor their memory.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/801549.Sophie_Scholl
http://moralheroes.org/hans-scholl

Picture:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/5361484324/

Peace.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Thank you for the links!

Thank you for the links!

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.
-Patrick Henry

Idealistic university studenst arrested and executed

for distributing pamphlets that criticized the Nazi regime.