Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Neototalitarianism: where's the outrage?

ChannelNewAsia: "US builds vast domestic spying network, report says"

The US government is building a vast domestic spying network to collect information on Americans as part of expanding counter-terrorism efforts, the Washington Post reported Monday.

The unprecedented network involves local police, state and military authorities feeding a growing database on thousands of US citizens and residents, even though many have never been charged with breaking the law, the Post reported, citing numerous interviews and 1,000 documents.

The apparatus breaks new ground in the United States -- where domestic security measures traditionally have faced legal limits -- and raises questions about safeguards for privacy and civil liberties. (...) >>>

Dec. 21, 2010

O'Govt Begin Seizure of Internet -

Here's more on the long awaited Government seizure and "19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet" and another, explaining why this is about censorship -

Natural News: "US Government seizure of the internet has begun; DHS takes over 76 websites"

As part of a new expansion of government power over information, the Department of Homeland Security has begun seizing and shutting down internet websites (web domains) without due process or a proper trial. DHS simply seizes web domains that it wants to and posts an ominous "Department of Justice" logo on the web site. See an example at http://torrent-finder.com

Over 75 websites were seized and shut down last week, and there is no indication that the government will stop such efforts. Right now, their focus is websites that they claim "violate copyrights," yet the torrent-finder.com website that was seized by DHS contained no copyrighted content whatsoever. It was merely a search engine website that linked to destinations where people could access copyrighted content. Google also links to copyrighted content -- does that mean the feds will soon seize Google, too? (...) >>>

Nov. 28, 2010

Europe, sleep-walking into serfdom -

The West, Islam and Sharia: "Great Britain: March of the Euro police: The shocking powers of prosecution the EU has over all of us", by Mary Ellen Synon

The full extent of the police and criminal prosecution powers that the European Union has over British citizens can be revealed today. A Mail on Sunday investigation has uncovered an alarming array of new EU controls over justice and home affairs for which no one has voted, and most are unknown to the public. These include:

- Europol, the £60 million-a-year European criminal intelligence agency, whose officers have diplomatic immunity.

- An 800-strong paramilitary police force called the European Gendarmerie Force.

- The European Arrest Warrant, which now allows British citizens to be seized in the UK and sent without appeal to foreign jails for months or years without bail while awaiting trial.

Europol now has more than 650 officials at its headquarters in The Hague, from where it directs investigations across Europe. (...) The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) can also be used to extradite Britons who have been tried and convicted in their absence by a foreign court.

Meanwhile, the European Commission plans to turn Eurojust – a judicial co-operation body set up in 2002 – into an EU prosecutor using powers given by the Lisbon Treaty.

Also new, the European Investigation Order (EIO) gives foreign police forces the power to compel British police to carry out investigations on their behalf. These may include interrogation of suspects, interception of communications and bank records, and the handing over of DNA samples and fingerprints. (...) >>>

Nov. 21, 2010

More on the global, governing elite - more on the Greenism file, entry of Nov. 5, 2010 -

International Liberty: "Global Taxation: An Idea so Terrible that Even the Obama Administration Is Opposed", by Dan Mitchell

The old saying that “two wrongs don’t make a right” is especially true in the field of public policy. A good example is the crazy new proposal from the United Nations to collect billions of dollars by imposing global taxes on financial transactions and energy. That’s bad enough, but the international bureaucracy wants to impose these taxes in order to bribe developing nations into agreeing to cripple their economies with policies designed to fight global warming. So people in the real world would pay more money to support a misguided scheme, while a bunch of tax-free bureaucrats get more power. This is so absurd that even the Obama Administration is opposed – at least according to this Bloomberg story. (...) >>>

Nov. 7, 2010

More on the global, governing elite -

ourishing obscurity: "Them"

(...) The shifting political spectrum - The days of party politics, the two [or three] party shuffle are numbered.
It served its purpose but now the division comprises, on one side, Statists with their formerly left-liberal community support, good people taken in by talk of diversity, freedom, fairness et al, their natural altruism blinding them to how they are being played for saps – the politics of peace and love where those who genuinely believe in these things are unwittingly allying themselves with the very political elements who would take their freedoms away, to their inevitable dismay.

On the other side there are practical freedom lovers, the ones who can sound pitiless and unloving but who see right through the sham of the whole multi-cultural/diversity/ fairness scam, as presented by the polticians. We are held to be nasty pieces of work because of our tone and our anger, the way we go on and on about it, trying to warn people of what is going down. We’re called right wingnuts and kooks but we actually cross the old political spectrum and those old terms are largely meaningless now in the new politics [which is actually the old politics, now visible]. We use expressions such as “wake up and smell the coffee” which gets the backs up of people who think they themselves have it sussed.  (...)
Currency Wars and Coups d’Etat
I will not be surprised at all if in the next ten years certain US and UK officials, and those who claim that they were only acting on their government’s behalf, merely following orders, become fugitives from justice. But there may be some ’suicides’ and tragic airplane accidents among the weaker links first if things get dodgy. And of course the usual scapegoats, fall guys and patsies. (...) >>>
Jul 14, 2010

SoroS: keep up Cloward-Piven rate spending!

After EU Chief Barroso has warned for the break down of the rule of law, we now have the Prince of Darkness hisself uttering dire words on the collapse of the euro and the EU itself if Germany is going ahead with austerity measures instead of Cloward-Piven rate Keynesian government spending - frankly, it's reaching ludicrous levels and it just goes to show what he's made of. Strangely not a word on the UK's LibCon austerity budget -

Daily Finance: "Soros Warns That Germany's Austerity Policy Endangers Europe", by Melly Alazraki

(...) Over the past couple of years, as the world has undergone a financial crisis and economic recession, Soros has often been quoted in the media. He added his share of gloomy predictions at the height of the crisis, but also quickly announced the turnaround, saying the worst was behind us ... only to warn us again not long ago that the next stage of the crisis had arrived.

Now, ahead of the G-20 summit in Toronto this weekend, his attention has turned to Germany. "The German policy is a danger for Europe, it could destroy the European project," Soros told German newspaper Die Zeit. Soros was quoted as saying the collapse of the euro cannot be ruled out. (...) >>>

Jun 23, 2010

Why 'democratic' is newspeak -

The Anchoress: "The Privileged Call for Limited Dictatorships"

When I read last week that Woody Allen likes the idea of letting President Obama be a dictator for a “few years” I was repelled; but then I’ve found Allen to be a repellent individual for decades–since Manhattan, at least–so I just shrugged it off as the foghorn bleat of an over-privileged mediocrity looking for some attention. But then the equally mediocre Tom born-wealthy-high-carbon-footprint-lover-of-Chinese-Communist-Capitalism-I’ve-got-mine-you-should-not-have-yours Friedman let fly with this on Meet the Press:
I have fantasized–don’t get me wrong–but that what if we could just be China for a day? I mean, just, just, just one day. You know, I mean, where we could actually, you know, authorize the right solutions, and I do think there is a sense of that, on, on everything from the economy to environment. I don’t want to be China for a second, OK, I want my democracy to work with the same authority, focus and stick-to-itiveness. But right now we have a system that can only produce suboptimal solutions.
To which Andrea even-more-privileged-than-you-Tom Mitchell chimed in (...) >>>

May 25, 2010

The Chavezization of the United States -

Sen. Dodd Unveils Financial Reform PackageImage by talkradionews via Flickr - SEN. CHRIS DODD UNVEILS FINANCIAL regulatory REFORM PACKAGE
The Hill: "Obama’s terrible powers", by Dick Morris

If the financial regulation bill that passed the House last year becomes law, President Obama and his Treasury Secretary will acquire the right to take over any financial institution they wish to, provided that, in their sole opinion, it is both “too big to fail” and on the brink of insolvency. The House bill provides for no judicial review and does not require any objective evidence of imminent failure to trigger the takeover provisions. Once the government takes over such a company, it will acquire the right to replace the entire board of directors, fire the management of the company, wipe out stockholder equity and even sell off divisions of the company.

Essentially, this bill permits the government to launch an unfriendly takeover of any financial institution it wishes without risk and with no poison pill or other counter-measures possible. This legislation, essentially, confers on the federal government police powers that, under our system, are the exclusive preserve of state and local government. The blank check the bill gives the feds to take over any financial institution is really more of an exercise of eminent domain than it is an extension of traditional federal regulatory power. This grant of power to the executive branch is unprecedented and potentially totalitarian. Consider: (...) >>>

Apr 14, 2010

Obama filling his admin with pocket potentates -

ADR: "EEOC Nominee Chai Feldblum: Society Should Not Tolerate Private Beliefs"

President Obama’s nomination for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission head is Chai R. Feldblum, a law professor at Georgetown University Law School. She wrote in 2006 that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, that may negatively affect homosexual “equality.”

Feldblum’s “radical” beliefs fit in lockstep (or should I say “goose-step”) with Obama’s school safety czar, and gay pedophile, Kevin Jennings. The view these people have is based on a “zero-sum game” between religion and homosexuality that ultimately provides that “a gain for one side necessarily entails a corresponding loss for the other side.”

I suppose this explains liberal Tom’s proclamation that “our movement will bury you.” It is an all or nothing game for the gay agenda, and their militant thuggery is because of the “winner take all” attitude of the agenda. (...)  >>>

Apr 7, 2010

Another radical crawls out of the woodwork -

Assault on Glenn Beck and TalkRadio is now headed by another radical under the Orwellian banner, Free Press, an organization that proposes Stalinist measures to silence the enemy of the revolution (gee, where have we heard all that before?) ...

RedState: "A Tangled Web of Socialists Targets Glenn Beck and Talk Radio"

Josh Silver, the Executive Director of Free Press, a media reform group, wrote a piece at the Huffington Post a few days ago urging Glenn Beck to “Stop the Insanity” (...) In Silver’s Huffington Post article, he argues that Beck launched a smear campaign against Van Jones, and calls Van Jones “one of the great, principled leaders of our time” (...) Silver also offers a video of Van Jones speaking to Free Press’s 2008 media reform conference that ends with “join the fight for real journalism”.

Van Jones also spoke the year before here. At 5:30 Van Jones calls 2007 the tipping point of the “media justice movement”. Jones is also on the board of Free Press, and Free Press defended him and attacked Beck in a statement saying that “our leaders have a responsibility to condemn fear-mongering … and support a more diverse media system that provides alternative voices to the likes of Glenn Beck” and “calls on [the] Obama administration to resist extremism in the media” (...) >>>

Sept. 15, 2009

No, Mr Blumenthal, you don't need to see "present-day American life through the lens of World War II Europe" and an "upbringing in the Soviet republic of Moldova" to understand we are but steps away from whole new form of totalitarianism. It's a matter of common sense. And if it's that hard to imagine the existence of new Brown Shirts, why don't you listen to Lucia Whalen for a while - the woman who did her civic duty and reported a break in (ingoramuses!):

The Daily Beast: "Queen of the Birthers", by Max Blumenthal

A new poll finds 58 percent of Republicans doubt Obama is American. Orly Taitz, the mastermind behind the Obama birth-certificate controversy, tells The Daily Beast’s Max Blumenthal why the president should be jailed and why Lou Dobbs is her biggest fan.

Almost as soon as Orly Taitz answered her cellphone, before I could even ask a single question, the leader of the movement determined to disprove President Obama’s American citizenship breathlessly told me the president was “connected” to 39 bogus Social Security numbers, including one for a deceased person born in 1890. “If Obama is not stopped, we will be in Nazi Germany!” Taitz, who has a thick Russian accent, shrieked. “Forgery is a criminal matter and he committed it. Obama should be in the Big House, not the White House!” (...) >>>

Aug. 1,2009

(...) political Messianism in the sense that it postulates a preordained, harmonious and perfect scheme of things, to which men are irresistibly driven, and at which they are bound to arrive (...) is often refered to in these pages as Hegel's Legacy: nominally democracy subordinated to the state, the latter embodying a vehicle in which Providence expresses itself, culminating in an ethical Utopia - an event on the scale of the Second Coming. In short: progressivism.

American Thinker: "America's Descent Into Totalitarian Democracy", by Lee Cary

Over fifty years ago, Jacob Leib Talmon defined the battle now underway for America's soul by comparing liberal democracy with totalitarian democracy.

Talmon (1916-1960), Professor of Modern History at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, wrote The Origins of Totalitarian Democracy (foreword dated 1951, published in English in 1960). His notion of "liberal" democracy was founded on liberty, rather than collectivism. Talmon was a devout anti-Marxist.

In our search for language to describe what then candidate Barack Obama meant when he said, shortly before the election, that, "five days from now we will fundamentally change America," Talmon offers another option. Fundamental change meant the transition into totalitarian democracy. (Michael Barone introduced a tactic of totalitarian democracy with his concept of Obama thugocracy.)

"The essential difference between the two schools of democratic thought as they have evolved is not, as is often alleged, in the affirmation of the value of liberty by one, and its denial by the other. It is in their different attitudes to politics. The liberal assumes politics to be a matter of trial and error, and regards political systems as pragmatic contrivances of human ingenuity and spontaneity. It also recognizes a variety of levels of personal and collective endeavor, which are altogether outside the sphere of politics.

The totalitarian democratic school, on the other hand, is based upon the assumption of a sole and exclusive truth in politics. It may be called political Messianism in the sense that it postulates a preordained, harmonious and perfect scheme of things, to which men are irresistibly driven, and at which they are bound to arrive. (...) >>>

July 27, 2009

Two bad, very bad news items today:

Fausta's reporting that on the Honduras "coup" some EU countries are acting true to principle and are recalling ambassadors (Spain (of course) but disappointingly also Italy and France). But perhaps even worse, Mere Rhetoric has the story that the O admin is increasing aid to Arab and Muslim regimes, while zeroing out funding for Iranian And Egyptian democracy movements. ( (...) It's not a good day for the world.

July 2, 2009

PJM: "If the Terrorists Misinterpret Islam ...", 

(...) Forbes’ 2009 survey of the world’s most dangerous countries is out, and the list is comprised almost entirely of Islamic-dominated lands. A second list, of the world’s active conflicts, is essentially a checklist of current Islamic aggression (and describes an entirely related point — the few non-Islamic conflicts have communist/socialist or other totalitarian participants). Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Congo, Pakistan, West Bank/Gaza Strip, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Haiti, Algeria, Nigeria, Georgia — that’s Forbes‘ top 15.

The world’s current conflicts: an Islamic revolt in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq; an Islamic butchery in Sudan; an Islamic civil war in Somalia; an Islamist civil war in Sri Lanka; an Islamic invasion into Chad (perpetrated by the Sudanese butchers); an Islamic insurgency in Thailand; an Islamist insurgency across all of Northeast Africa (the Maghreb); an Islamic separatist movement in Kashmir; an Islamist insurgency in the Philippines; and a sustained Islamic belligerency against Israel involving Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran.Besides those, the Earth is pained with a few conflicts involving Islamic, Communist, and other totalitarian movements, most of which are among the long-simmering variety and primarily feature constant human rights abuses rather than open war. And that’s it.  That’s all of the fighting. (...) >>>

May 25, 2009

The measure in which the Cohn-Bendits of Europe are spitting bile is in direct proportion to their neotot mind-set. Read Libertas founder, Declan Ganley's Wiki: the innuendo expressed by the author is palpable! In following FT article Ganley's criticism of the European Parliament's decision to "go ahead with building a €9m gym and pool in Brussels which only MEPs and parliament staff can access" (reminiscent of the opulence enjoyed by Russian Communist Party cadres) is presented as a measure of the 'populism' that can be expected of the Libertas election campaign.

Update: It has now become known (June 23) that the Ganley/Libertas campaigns imploded because he and his family got "offers they couldn't refuse", in other words they were threatened/intimidated ...

FT: "Fiendish Declan Ganley prepares to spoil another EU party"

Short of giving him a pair of horns and a forked tail, it’s hard to see how you could make the people who run institutional Europe dislike Declan Ganley more than they do now. Ganley is the British-born, multimillionaire Irish businessman who spoiled the European Union’s party last June by spearheading a successful campaign to persuade Irish voters to reject the EU’s Lisbon treaty. The Irish vote threw the EU into a state of organisational confusion from which it has not recovered to this day. (...) >>>

Mar 20, 2009

To archive >>>
"The invention of democracy is a crying shame (...) A majority can never replace the Man."
- Adolf Hitler, "Mein Kampf"

“The people have forfeited the confidence of the government.”
- Secretary of the East German Writers’ Union, following the 1953 anti-Communist riots

- "Building the State of Europe"
- "The Treaty of Lisbon"
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