Smoke & Mirrors in Uncle Sam’s Gaslight Alleys
By David A. McElroy
January 10, 2011
Are you confused? Anxious? Not knowing what to believe, and fearful of instability as terrible news pounds upon us everyday like a hailstorm of cold blooded impacts tearing at the fabric of families in particular, society in general. It is an assault by deception, like wolves driving sheep to the point of ambush howling terror.
Do you believe in “Global Warming”, the Carbon Tax, or the government explanation of the 911 tragedies? Despite filming and thousands of witnesses, the many facts behind the assassination of President Kennedy are yet disputed and the Warren Report scorned. Then there are the matters of wars in the middle east, the “War on Terror”, “War on Drugs”, immigration and border issues, the Federal Reserve Bank scandal, loss of industries and jobs, trillions of dollars in debt charged to taxpayers by the best Congress money can buy, mortgage and foreclosure frauds by banksters, Korean tensions, China, and on and on. Are you now sick and tired of nothing but smoke and mirrors in Uncle Sam’s gaslight alley tricked out with political theatre, confusing distractions, prostitutes, shady dealers, robbers, rapists and killers? Are your nerves on edge? Do you see the spiritual warfare?
“What is truth?” asked the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate in questioning Jesus Christ in that most famous of politically charged “show” trials. If you haven’t heard the Old Story, Pilate sentenced Jesus to death knowing full well that Jesus was innocent and righteous. Christ told His disciples “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 All governments employ collective bondage, fear truth and eradicate freedom. Do you expect government to deliver truth, justice, and liberty for all?
An inconvenient truth can often get you killed. “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act,“ George Orwell declared. Statistics are used to ascertain the state of the nation, skewed to shape the public opinion through focus groups, consensus building, political advisors, and “spin doctors“. They are filtered through public relations officers, “information desks” and press conferences. If a government officer’s lips are moving, the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is certainly NOT being spoken. Being a professional liar is a prerequisite to government employment as a “team player” in the corporate scheme. Speaking truth is grounds for firing, perhaps fatally so! President Kennedy’s fate suggests why Obama relies heavily on his teleprompter scripts.
President Ronald Reagan is well remembered for stating that “Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem.” Did you ever notice that old bold, outspoken Reagan was always “out of the loop”, “taking a nap“, or needing to refer most questions to his staff after John Hinckley shot him? Did you ever ask why his shooter’s brother, Scott Hinckley, had just dined at the Neil Bush home earlier? The FBI and the media did not pursue questioning the Bush-Hinckley relationship. Did you?
I saw Reagan’s behavior after the attempted (?) assassination was not becoming of a president. He repeatedly claimed to be asleep at the switch, uninformed. Ask: even if a president was dozing off during a cabinet meeting, would he have publicized it? Reagan had been a “take charge” kind of man, outspoken. The GOP hitched Reagan to a strong “handler”, an ambitious vice president, former CIA Director George H. W. Bush. Was Reagan replaced by his body double? Reagan had introduced his exact duplicate to the press right after his election. After the shooting, Reagan behaved like a sock puppet. Reagan’s wife, Nancy, would have known her husband. Perhaps that explains her strange demanding behavior, her upstaging Queen Elizabeth at the wedding of Prince Charles to Diana? Ever wonder why Bush was in Dallas the day JFK was shot dead? Or why he chose the unassuming Dan Quayle as his running mate?
After the truth as been ascertained by government officials, it is hammered out, beaten down, and trimmed to artfully shape public perception. Truth is obscured under official whitewash applied by the teams of professionals deceitfully using statistics and double speak. Or blacked out in documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. Sleight of hand is practiced with pomp and circumstance in authoritative scenes much like the professional magicians. It is not much different from the sidewalk huckster offering a game of “find the pea under the cup” in the alley entry. Perhaps “Three Card Monte”, or a new plasma TV right off the truck? Government is simply organized crime at its zenith, world class grand theft of not just millions or billions, but trillions of dollars. The fleeced sheeple are yet cheerfully waving their flags and pledging allegiance to the District of Criminals, looking for their piece of the American pie.
Albert Einstein said “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of the truth.” The authoritarian Vladimir Lenin noted “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” As that New World Order iconoclast, Henry Kissinger, advised, “It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but a matter of what is perceived to be true.” Sir Robert Armstrong is recalled for a practice honed by governing attitudes, claiming “a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth.” President Clinton famously reposted in an interrogation, “It depends on what the meaning of “is” is.“ Professionalism is the basis of George Orwell’s citing “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms.” Ah, yes, legalese, semantic arguments, and all those obfuscating nomenclatures of those esteemed Ivy League professionals, jargon designed to hide truth from the rubes. That noble “primitive”, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe, showed wisdom stating that “It does not require many words to speak the truth.”
Unfortunately, “The men the American people admire the most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth”, remarked Henry L. Mencken. Why do many professional prevaricators prevail? Thomas Jefferson declared “It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.” He also noted that “The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.” So truth is obscured, upstaged with fear. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who sought truth and justice suffering the Soviet gulag system, said “We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable.” Corporate masters govern us with sticks and carrots like beasts of burden. We prefer carrots to sticks and submit to pulling the weight of an empire enslaved to Mammon, even as the wheels passing for progress grind the bones of millions. Courage is lacking, our vision blindsided. We would rather be entertained in gilded cages, but we are finding our cages progressively less comfortable and our burdens heavier, the carrots smaller.
An old adage says “When a man who is honestly mistaken learns the truth, he will either quit being mistaken, or cease to be honest.” Aristocrat Winston Churchill noted, “Men occasionally stumble upon the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.” Truth may be offered, but it must be received. Our friend Ralph Waldo Emerson remarked that “No man thoroughly understands the truth until he has contended against it.” Martin Luther knew the struggle, stating that he wanted “Peace if possible… truth at all costs.” Many yet share the fruits of his victory.
Do you see deceits and corruption in every direction you look? Do you believe what mainstream media says? Is society impoverished in a confusing hedonism with no moral compass? Are children “dumbed down” towards illiteracy in the “public fool system”? Do you see time-tested traditional values, even Christian heritage, being assaulted while degenerate behavior is promoted? Do you find years of hard work and playing by the rules only results in destitution and disrespect? Tired of playing a game where the rules change constantly without your counsel or consent, and goal posts are often moved back?
Are young people lacking critical thinking skills, personal discipline and ethics as they chase after the latest fad with the herds of twittering lemmings, fawning at the feet of Lady Gaga or Madonna or …. ? If this is progress, to where? Why do we tolerate the barrage of degradation and the debasing of our morality? Our families are broken and dysfunctional. Churches have embraced what God has prohibited and renounced what God mandated for wholesome healthy life. Nude lewd “Gay Pride Parade” revelers get police protection, as Mexicans did in removing the US flag from federal flagpoles to raise the Mexican flag. Criminals are afforded more rights than law-abiding citizens wanting to survive in peace. We are legally robbed, raped, and ruined. Why?
Do you think the election process will really change anything? Remember that old James Stewart movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington? As Mark Twain noted, “We have the best Congress money can buy.” Did you hear of the resignation of the Chairman of the US Election Assistance Commission April 30, 2005? Bush-appointed Rev. DeForest Soaries held a press conference to announce his abrupt departure, saying he could not be associated with an election system “with no standards”, a system by which “the country is ripe for stealing elections and for fraud.” He, a professing Christian, declared he could not “participate in this charade.” Mainstream media ignored his signal flare. You may have read of the Diebold election machines being designed for fraud, according to industry insiders. Proven examples of election fraud in both paper and electronic voting exist. As Joseph Stalin declared, “It’s not the people who vote that count, it is the people who count the votes.” Stop playing a rigged game! Al Gore was avenged by Obama, but who pulled the puppet’s strings? Did you know Rockefeller agent Zbigniew Brzezinski’s two children were campaign advisors in 2008.… one for McCain and one for Obama? Webster Tarpley could fill you in on this.
Think the court system will provide the remedies? Ask Al Gore or Lt. Col. Terry Lakin. Lakin is in Leavenworth Prison, stripped of rank and pension, for daring to challenge Barack Obama’s legitimacy to serve as his Commander-in-Chief due to his questioned birth/citizenship status. Lakin was mistaken thinking the Courts Martial system would resolve the issue for us all. But the judge, Col. Lind, denied him any defense. His lawyer was denied rights of discovery (of Obama’s documentation), rights to present evidence or witnesses, or even discuss his motive, despite a long standing right of military men to challenge or refuse orders they believe to be unlawful. His trial was a mockery of justice. The US Supreme Court justices, like Sandra Day O’Conner, openly advocate their using foreign laws in their decisions, flaunting their oaths to defend the US Constitution!
Has it become clear that America’s ship of state is flying the Skull and Crossbones? That pirates are in command and plunder is commenced with malice and forethought? Do you still pledge allegiance to “Old Glory”, believing “the republic, for which it stands,” yet exists? The Marxist Cultural Revolution is nearly complete and the soft deceits of socialism have progressed to the cold hands of fascists marching us to the New World Order where our lives mean nothing but corporate slave labor and police dog meat.
Ignoring the problem hoping for a better day will not see us through this long march back to feudal tyranny. If you have studied Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, or Castro, you would see the engineered poverty and terrors they prescribed to destroy societies being imposed here to dominate us with totalitarian rule. The oligarchs and their lackeys like Kissinger and Clinton openly state Red China is the model society for the New World Order, the perfect blend of monopoly capitalism for the elite, socialist slavery for working classes, death for dissidents and “useless eaters”! Would you rather fight than switch? Or are you going to learn Mandarin Chinese?
The battle is joined. Truth is the first casualty in war. It is the way to freedom and life, as Christ said. No king but Jesus! We should all be Spartacus in responding to the evil federal beast, practicing spontaneous leaderless resistance looking to the Lord for His leadership. Offense is prohibited. Defense is duty. Will you exercise liberty armed as a man standing for family, friends, and freedom? Or kneel as a vanquished slave? You must choose. Danger is afoot. Be alert. Live free or die trying!