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Real ID Is Slowly Changing State Drivers' Licenses

By: Daniel C. Vock | Stateline - Nearly a decade after Congress passed the Real ID Act to thwart terrorists from getting driver's licenses, the law will finally go into effect in April. But 13 states still are not ready. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security repeatedly put off enforcement of the law, as states


A 600,000 Cubic Foot Blimp May Be Spying On You

By: Ted Baumann | The Sovereign Investor - In the summer of 1849, Austrian Field Marshall Joseph Radetzky did something no one had done before: He bombed a city from the air. His target was Venice, then in rebellion against the Habsburg crown. During the siege, he launched a fleet of unmanned linen balloons, carrying bombs


New Police Radars Can 'See' Inside Homes

At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside, a practice raising new concerns about the extent of government surveillance. Those agencies, including the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service, began deploying


The Government Mafia Will Steal Everything You Own

The G20 told you on November 20, 2014, they plan to steal your bank account. Secretary of Treasury, Jack Lew, has positioned the federal government to steal back federal pensions and now your local police can rob you blind for the crime of going out in public. When the American Police Become As Corrupt As


The U.S. Criminal Justice System Has Created Debtors Prisons And Slave Labor Camps (Part One)

Many of the articles I write fall into the category of corporations (e.g.. bankers, weapons manufacturers, managed health care) imposing their unconstitutional and unethical will upon government and ultimately this serves to exploit the average person. This article falls into the same category. However, this story comes from an angle that most would find surprising.


Gun Confiscation IS Happening Here

By: Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan - For those who have always believed that it can’t happen here, think again, because it IS happening, and things are only going to get worse as data surveillance becomes a way of life. Gun confiscation at the hands of medical records sharing is now officially a reality, with serious consequences


Detained For 19 Days For Refusing To Cooperate At Warrantless Immigration Checkpoint (VIDEO)

You’ve probably seen them before: internal border checkpoint refusals, now a popular YouTube genre. Some are funny. Others are hostile. But for Greg Rosenberg, a naturalized U.S. citizen who speaks accented English, an encounter with South Texas border patrol resulted in weeks of jail time without a single charge being prosecuted. Visit Reason.com


Indefinite Detention A Legitimate Threat For Every American (VIDEOS)

By: Jason Casella | Pontiac Tribune - Who is PANDA?  We are not an institution, we are a people. We are not an organization, we are a movement. We are not a group, a tribe, a flock, or a crowd. We are individuals, and city by city, county by county, state by state, and nation by


Cop Threatens Charges If Man 'Posts Video On YouTube,' Man Posts Video On YouTube (VIDEOS)

  By: Chris | Information Liber- "If I See You Post This On YouTube, I'll Find A Way For The D.A.'s Office To Arrest You"  A camera-shy New York State trooper threatened to "find a way" to arrest a man if he posted video of the officer conducting a routine traffic stop to YouTube. Predictably,


Random Examples Of Life Inside “Police State America”

We no longer have to ask foreign refugees what it is like living inside a police state. All we have to do is to read the daily accounts of innocent Americans being abused and murdered through the excessive use of force being used by local police who have been federalized by the Department of Homeland


Police Checkpoints: I’m Not Doing Anything Wrong, But I Definitely Have Something To Worry About

Every year around this time, it just isn’t the holiday season if you don’t end up stuck in a long line of traffic going through a mandatory DUI checkpoint.  The cops are looking for people drinking and driving, and this unconstitutional search has been upheld by the Supreme Court. And every year around this time,


Baltimore Cops Taser Woman Who Filmed Them Beating Man In Custody (VIDEO)

Stopping to film Baltimore police officers kicking a handcuffed man, a local woman says she found herself being tasered and arrested while police hurled expletives. She is now suing the department. Kianga Mwamba, 36, claims she was tasered and arrested by Baltimore Police Department officers in March while filming the arrest of another man on


The 'Thin Blue Line' Serves No Purpose

Like many people, I grew up watching numerous television shows and mainstream movies depicting a world in which the common police officer stood as a sentinel of civilized society against a seething underbelly of violence and chaos just beneath the surface of the world around us. Through public schooling, we were indoctrinated to fear the


Shoot First, Ask Questions Later! America’s Growing Problem With Police Brutality (VIDEOS)

Police brutality need not always involve the wrongful killing of a suspect by a police officer, although it is increasingly the case. Since the murder of Eric Garner, I have watched over 80 videos of alleged police brutality and they don’t all involve wrongfully murdering a suspect. Police brutality can come in a variety ways.


Invoking Your Rights At Police Checkpoints (VIDEO)

A majority of our society essentially walks around without knowing or actively exercising their rights. In fact, some do not even know what their rights are or why they are so important. Moreover, they would rather wave their freedoms afforded in this country at the first signs of a problem. One example of this is during a manhunt for


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  • Theodore C. Allen

    “INHALING THE FUMES”
    By Theodore Conway Allen

    MY TAKE ON: “The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment”

    By Shelby Steele Published in: The Wall Street Journal 21 JULY 2013

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324448104578618681599902640.html?goback=%2Egde_40850_member_259896814

    “Black leaders weren’t so much outraged at injustice as they were by the disregard of their own authority” op cit. Shelby Steele

    “INHALING THE FUMES”

    By Theodore Conway Allen 23 JULY 2013

    In the referenced article, “The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment,” Mr. Steele states: “Today’s black leadership pretty much lives off the fumes of moral authority that linger from its glory days in the 1950s and ’60s.”

    I will begin by paraphrasing that statement: many of the leadership among blacks today are still inhaling the emissions of a perceived moral authority that lingers from the glory days of the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. My description of those circumstances is based on the belief, those fumes derive more from the fever swamp hydrocarbons of “holier than thou,” “white guilt” re-enforcing ploys and plain old histrionics of race baiters than from any genuine moral higher ground.

    Current so called, “black civil-rights leadership,” quickly seized upon and expropriated the Trayvon Martin case as a means of sustaining a certain “ghetto truth” that still manages to fuel that “leaderships’” ineffective and continually dwindling power. I say “ineffective leadership” because if they were, in fact, effective leaders, black inner-city youth would be inspired by their example to make something of themselves rather than mimicking that of violent, street felons who are nothing more than self-destructive socio-paths.

    To the contrary, those blacks who are leaders in name only, would rather stampede over the bodies of inner-city black youth murdering other black youth in an opportunistic maneuver for seizing the perceived moral high ground by eviscerating a “white-Hispanic” in their self-serving efforts to shore up their vanishing reason for being. Cardboard caricature “leaders,” such as Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, have long been picaresque parodies of legitimate black civil rights pioneers and legends such as Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Julian Bond, and Rosa Parks to name but a few.

    Shelby Steele, writing in the 21 July 2013 edition of The Wall Street Journal, with regard to racism, white guilt, and justice, declared:

    “The purpose of today’s civil-rights establishment is not to seek justice, but to seek power for blacks in American life based on the presumption that they are still, in a thousand subtle ways, victimized by white racism. This idea of victimization is an
    example of what I call a ‘poetic truth.’ Like poetic license, it bends the actual truth in order to put forward a larger and more essential truth—one that, of course, serves one’s cause. Poetic truths succeed by casting themselves as perfectly obvious: ‘America is a racist nation;’ ‘the immigration debate is driven by racism;’ ‘Zimmerman racially stereotyped Trayvon.’ And we say, ‘Yes, of course,’ lest we seem to be racist. Poetic truths work by moral intimidation, not reason.”

    His phrase, “poetic truth,” is, like the phrase, “poetic justice,” heavily weighted with undeniably high levels of “poetic irony.” Steele’s “poetic truth” is also “poetically ironic” therefore, because it exposes the duplicitous dishonesty of the individuals or groups who employ “poetic truth/s” as an almost insurmountable Weapon of Mass Propaganda against those it intends to silence or cow. With this conundrum clearly in mind, and the awareness that it is extremely difficult to “prove” a negative,
    it must be asked: “How then does a White person prove the negative assertion,
    ‘I am not a racist?’” Indeed, if any White person or group simply states they
    are not racist, it is laughed to scorn as “lip-service” by those leveling the
    charge. If, on the other hand, the White person or group invites anyone to observe
    their past behavior toward and involvement with People of Color, their
    “apparent” or “perceived” non-racist acts are dismissed out of hand by their
    accuser/s as being either disingenuous or self-serving. These then graphically
    illustrate examples of Steele’s “poetic truths.”

    If I may be so bold as to suggest, when Steele rightly characterizes “poetic truths” as working “by moral intimidation and not reason,” he is almost exactly correct. I would add however, that the “moral” aspect of the intimidation is not moral at all. Rather, it is an “apparent and perceived, assumed” morality that is worn on the sleeve of those who wield this nearly perfect, diabolically clever weapon for seizing
    control of a discussion or argument and as a means for totally disarming the
    opponents in that conversation. There is no “level playing field” from the
    outset of the charade and any result from the one-sided conversation is a sham
    of propaganda.

    The Nazis were masters of propaganda and so too are the race baiters who skillfully manipulate their “poetic truth/s.” However, therein lays the inherent flaw, the weakness of “poetic truth/s.” That “truth” is a “truth” with a lower case “t.” During the past 50 years, Americans have been indoctrinated in High Schools, Colleges and the Universities across this nation, to believe there are no “absolute truths,”
    that “truth” is relative, except of course for those who define the term
    “truth.” It may be argued George Orwell wrote prophetically of our present day
    socio-political circumstances in his novel, 1984; a dystopia taken to
    its inevitable, “gone wild” extreme. He declared, “He who controls the past
    controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” We,
    meaning White people and People of Color, have allowed the arbiters of “Truth,”
    that’s “Truth” with a capital “T” or “truth” with a lower case “t,” to high-jack our dictionaries, our definitions, our syntax, even the context of what we say. Consequently, we enter into any public conversation especially about race, at the very least disadvantaged and weakened or, at the worst, completely without recourse because we have allowed the race-baiters to define every aspect of every discourse today. Anyone speaking in public these days must be extremely cautious in the choice of their words and phrases because of the tyranny of “politically correct, poetic truth.”

    Bill O’Reilly vociferously, some may even say stridently, took Obama, some black leaders, irresponsible blacks, and the nation’s leadership in general to the woodshed during the “Talking Points Memo” portion of his, The
    O’Reilly Factor on 22 July 2013. O’Reilly ended his blistering op-ed
    with the following, of many similar remarks: “It is now time for the
    African-American leadership, including President Obama to stop the nonsense.
    Walk away from the world of victimization and grievance and lead the way out of
    this mess.” I would add, this will only occur when the content of the discourse
    is emptied of all its “poetic truths.” Anything else, to use an old country
    phrase, “is just bullshit!”