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article imageRussia: Protecting the American public from Obama's war on truth?

By Ruth Hull     Aug 1, 2013 in Politics
Who would have thought that the American people would be beholden to Russia for protecting our right to know if our government is spying on us? In granting Edward Snowden temporary asylum, has Russia rebelled against America’s crackdown on truth?
Has Russia broken free from the Empire? What will Barack Obama and Eric Holder do to bring Russia back in line?
Approximately two days after Bradley Manning was found guilty on 17 counts amounting to telling the truth without aiding the enemy, Russia has granted temporary asylum to Edward Snowden and he is free to travel about the country that has become the latest champion of American freedom. Though Bradley Manning was not convicted of the capital offense of “aiding the enemy” he faces a possible 130 years for aiding us, the People of the United States. Is Russia now providing better American leadership than the Obama Administration?
Billboard showing support for Bradley Manning.
Billboard showing support for Bradley Manning.
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Freedom is lost gradually from an uninterested, uninformed, and uninvolved people. ---Thomas Jefferson
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.--- Thomas Jefferson
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.---Benjamin Franklin
In the 1930's and 1940’s, starting with the press, the Government of Nazi Germany suppressed opposition, sending millions of potential dissenters to special courts and later to concentration camps, where the innocent were experimented upon, tortured and murdered. In 1914, in Ludlow Colorado (the United States), the National Guard troops cooked wives and children of miners who had refused to work due to bad conditions. In the Spanish Inquisition, the death toll figures from the torture ranged from ten thousand to more than more than a hundred thousand. How do governments do this? They do this by keeping the public in the dark. Where was the free press?
The United States has gone into war after war based on lies in the press. The press has continually stood down and let millions die to make nicey-nice with the real evil wrongdoers. Examples of wars that we entered because of false information in the press and lack of correct insider information were: The Spanish-American War , World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and other wars. Millions died because of the failure of the free press in the United States.
One thing of which the founders of the United States were certain was that governments were, by their very nature – evil. The Constitutional Convention was convened on May 25, 1987, behind closed curtains and without Thomas Jefferson. Though the document was a good one, it never would have been approved without a promise of a Bill of Rights. This is because the people had already seen despotic control from above turn evil. This Bill of Rights, in its First Amendment, included Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech. This is because, the one thing that had allowed the colonists to organize and to know what was going on was an independent press that kept them informed about the atrocities of the British Government. The rights not given to the government were retained by the people under the Tenth Amendment. When did we repeal the Bill of Rights?
If you don’t use something, you lose it. While the mainstream press has sold out the American people and the Constitution of the United States repeatedly, independent media has jumped in to tell the truth. The lead has been taken by individuals like Greg Palast, Glenn and Robert Greenwald, Julian Assange, Janet Phelan, Michael Edwards, Glen Ford, Bruce Dixon, Margaret Kimberly, Robert Scheer, Lori Price, Cynthia McKinney, Michael Ruppert and others who have worked to bring out information that needs to be published. The mainstream media has fallen an average of about two years behind the independent media in coverage of major stories. If you want to find what will be big news two years from now, stop watching Fox and MSNBC, ignore the L.A. Times and New York Times, and start searching independent sources for real news. In 2002, did you know one of our leaders (not necessarily Scooter Libby) committed treason by outing CIA operative Valerie Plame? In that same year, did you know that it was provable that there were NO weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? Those who looked beyond the corporate pro-war news did.
At the California Democratic Executive Board Meeting of July 20, 2013, Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer pointed out that 90% of journalist coverage comes from leaks. If leakers are afraid to reveal the truth, we instantly lose 90% of the most important news we need to know.
So when those who would let us know the truth get life imprisonment, not for doing anything that helps an enemy of this country, but for being patriotic and helping the citizens of this country learn what they need to know, do you think others with inside government information that could save your life will be eager and willing to give you that information? If your neighbors start disappearing or if you are told we need to go to war with Canada, who will dare to let you know the truth behind this?.
The Attorney General Eric Holder threw out the carrot that he wouldn’t torture or seek the death penalty for America's hero Edward Snowden but he didn’t rule out life imprisonment. Who ever thought patriotic Americans would say, “Thank God for Russia?”
The U.S. Government is having its puppet allies force down planes of Heads of State in violation of international law. The U. S. Government is willing to commit international crimes and acts of war to get Snowden back. If you were Russia, would you trust the Government of the United States? After the Manning verdict, any patriotic American whistle blower would have an easier time helping the American people from Moscow than sitting in isolation in prison in the United States.
Our government doesn’t just go after whistle blowers. It’s locking up attorneys, like Lynne Stewart, who do nothing but their job in accordance with the Code of Professional Responsibility.
Just reporting the news can get you life in the Ecuadorian Embassy, where Julian Assange is trapped in London – just for reporting the news – oh and for allowing a condom to break when he was having sex with a CIA agent. Hitler’s first casualties were the press as are Obama’s. Obama might want to pick better bed-fellows than Herr Adolph. Obama wasn't elected for the purpose of destroying the Constitution.
But now, with super technology, it may be getting much worse than we think. This report came out in Activist Post a few days ago
What if the government could change people's moral beliefs or stop political dissent through remote control of people's brains?
Sounds like science fiction, right? Well, a leaked document reveals that the US government, through DARPA research, is very close to accomplishing this.
Activist Post was recently contacted by an anonymous whistleblower who worked on a secret ongoing mind-control project for DARPA. The aim of the program is to remotely disrupt political dissent and extremism by employing "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation" (TMS) in tandem with sophisticated propaganda based on this technology. TMS stimulates the temporal lobe of the brain with electromagnetic fields.
The program, conducted by The Center for Strategic Communication, is based at Arizona State University. The DARPA funding for this project can be confirmed on the ASU website here. The head of the project, Steve Corman, has worked extensively in the area of strategic communication as it applies to terrorism and "extremism" - or what could be called "the war of ideas."
That all sounds like science fiction to me. But there is no doubt that some potentially dangerous research is being funded. A century ago, we weren’t even close to having cell phones or digital watches. So it might be good to have more information about what our government has in store for you.
If you think our government is flawless and perfect, watch this Fallujah video and think about this: what if somebody did that to your town and your family?
Obama’s war on truth is a war on the American people that will either end with defeat for the people or with the people getting up from their couches and ending the apathy. The Republicans haven’t been on the side of the people since 1864 and the Democrats are continuing the Bush's war on the Constitution as we see it go down in flames. So where does that leave you? It leaves you in charge of your destiny – or you free to mindlessly allow your government and the corporate media to think for you until there is no more you.
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