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The Significance Of Greenwald Comparing The Government To The Mafia

Greenwald’s emotionally charged article, which broke the news that his partner, David Miranda, had been detained by UK officials for 9 hours, did not mince words. Greenwald’s tone throughout was undeniable defiant. It appears that he and Miranda have not and will not be intimidated. Greenwald has stated these tactics will serve to “embolden us even further.”

Most of the media attention surrounding Greenwald’s reaction to Miranda’s arrest has focused on his promise to go after England and to publish documents exposing England’s spy system. Very little attention has been paid to a paragraph near the end of Greenwald’s article first reporting Miranda’s detention. In the article Greenwald points out that even the Mafia has rules against targeting family members of people they felt threatened by.

This is obviously a rather profound escalation of their attacks on the news-gathering process and journalism. It’s bad enough to prosecute and imprison sources. It’s worse still to imprison journalists who report the truth. But to start detaining the family members and loved ones of journalists is simply despotic. Even the Mafia had ethical rules against targeting the family members of people they felt threatened by. But the UK puppets and their owners in the US national security state obviously are unconstrained by even those minimal scruples.

It is not surprising that the mainstream media is ignoring this aspect of Greenwald’s criticism of government behavior. After all, one of government’s main justifications for existence is based upon protecting society from criminal syndicates. If the masses were to notice that government is employing tactics banned by the Mafia, they may start to question this behavior. They may even be inspired to compare tactics used by both government and the Mafia. This is not an exercise big government sympathizers are eager to see completed.

After comparing how the two organizations function an individual could begin to understand that the government operates in the same way as the Mafia, only with a more influential public relations team, the mainstream media.
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Politicians are just glorified criminals...

when they say black, they mean white.

Look at this video clip of the insanity.

Protect your assets and profit from the greatest wealth transfer in history.

Same Racket

Mafia's criminal enterprise perhaps a bit more organized.

This cartoon also sums it up:


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The "legalized" mafia

The "legalized" mafia

Precisely, just ask Michael Corleone:

The Godfather Scene between Michael Corleone & Kay Adams explains the Delusion of the Statists, better than ANY Treatise!

Al Pacino's character Michael Corleone says to his wife Kay Adams, played by Diane Keaton:


Michael Corleone: I'm working for my father now Kay. He's been sick, very sick.

Kay Adams: But you're not like him Michael. I thought you weren't going to become a man like your father. That's what you told me.

Michael Corleone: My father is no different than any other powerful man, any man who is responsible for other people, like a senator or a president.

Kay Adams: You know how naive you sound?

Michael Corleone: Why?

Kay Adams: Senators and presidents don't have men killed.

Michael Corleone: Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?

To wit:

Art Imitating Life

Butler Shaffer
18:48 pm EDT
August 17, 2013

A friend, Gail, e-mailed me about the 1988 film, “Married to the Mob.” The character Angela – played by Michelle Pfeiffer – is the widow of a mobster. She is being threatened, by the FBI, with all kinds of fabricated criminal charges, in an effort to get her to “cooperate” with them. In one scene:

Angela: “God, you people work just like the mob! There’s no difference.”

FBI Regional Director: “Oh, there’s a big difference, Mrs. deMarco. The mob is run by murdering, thieving, lying, cheating psychopaths. We work for the President of the United States of America.”

*** If you've never seen Married to the Mob (never mind the presence of anti-gun Alec Baldwin & Matthew Modine), click on the following pictures to be redirected to DailyPaul Amazon store:

The Hair, the Hair, Don't touch the Hair! Come on! Gotta love the 1980's Bensonhurst Brooklyn Hair-do!

Film trivia: Dir. Jonathan Demme did the Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs, right after Married to the Mob! Talk about a shift in tone!

Michelle Pfeiffer?? At age 55, still a gorgeous hottie! And, my personal favorite rendition of on-screen CatWoman.

Sorry Julie Newmar (even though she endorsed Dr. Paul!) & Eartha Kitt fans. Love them, too, but just not the era I grew up in.o/

As for Halle Berry (not even worth mentioning) and Anne Hathaway's renditions? Should stay where they belong: in the kitty litter box.

Want a Femme Fatale Vixen... or, a Long-lost Female Member of the Village People and a CosPlayer?

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Gov is much worse than the mafia

How government is different than a thief (the highwayman), by Lysander Spooner:

The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: "Your money, or your life." And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat.

The highwayman... does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit. He does not pretend to be anything but a robber. He has not acquired impudence enough to profess to be merely a "protector," and that he takes men's money against their will, merely to enable him to "protect" those infatuated travellers, who feel perfectly able to protect themselves, or do not appreciate his peculiar system of protection. He is too sensible a man to make such professions as these.

Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you, as you wish him to do. He does not persist in following you on the road, against your will; assuming to be your rightful "sovereign," on account of the "protection" he affords you. He does not keep "protecting" you, by commanding you to bow down and serve him; by requiring you to do this, and forbidding you to do that; by robbing you of more money as often as he finds it for his interest or pleasure to do so; and by branding you as a rebel, a traitor, and an enemy to your country, and shooting you down without mercy, if you dispute his authority, or resist his demands.

He is too much of a gentleman to be guilty of such impostures, and insults, and villainies as these. In short, he does not, in addition to robbing you, attempt to make you either his dupe or his slave.

The proceedings of those robbers and murderers, who call themselves "the government," are directly the opposite of these of the single highwayman.

PORCFEST: Top 10 Reasons Why the Mafia is Better than the State!

Top 10 Reasons Why the Mafia is Better than the State

Uploaded on Nov 10, 2011


Emily delivered the winning rant at the Soapbox Idol competition from Porcfest 2011. Porcfest is short for the Porcupine Freedom Festival which is held annually in NH by the Free State Project. The judges panel included Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio, Carla Gericke of the FSP, and Adam Kokesh of Adam Vs The Man.

Also known as the Top 10 Reasons Why the Mafia should replace the State.

Original video was recorded and published by http://www.youtube.com/user/FreeFringeFighter/videos

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul


is the mafia with better PR. Love it!

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