Just curious….

What is the difference between German soldiers saying that they were following orders when they committed atrocities against humans, and those that are doing the same today?

The role of the Sheriff is one of the most, or THE most important of all governmental positions. But when they come out and evict people from their homes, carrying out the orders of their bosses, the criminal banks and the cabal, they are committing crimes against humanity as well.

Just as the Germans who followed NAZI orders, our sheriffs are saying they are just doing their job. But there is no excuse for following orders that are against the natural common laws.

Maybe it’s time for our sheriffs to step up and be accountable for their actions.

In the past, before the internet, there was an excuse for ignorance about the real state of our nation. Not any more. GDR

Learn to lead yourself. ~ James Gilliland

AAE tv ~ Ethann Fox

Update On World Events ~ 10.22.16

In this episode of AAE tv, Ethann is joined by James Gilliland. Ethann and James discuss the world events, including the US Presidential Election, the status of impending changes in the financial system, and the global government. James also shares his insight into ancient civilizations, including the ancient descendants of Australian aboriginals, and others. James and Ethann also talk about he current state of things in the world, and whether we are headed toward WW3 or a more peaceful future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-ZaOVySoKQ

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James Gilliland is a minister, counselor, an internationally known lecturer, best selling author with the books, Reunion with Source, Becoming Gods, and The Ultimate Soul Journey.

http://www.starshipearththebigpicture.com/tag/james-gilliland/

Stop apologizing for what you want.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016

Ailia Mira ~ Message from Archangel Michael & the Council of Radiant Light

We’re Shifting Because of What You’re Becoming!

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Hello, Beautiful Humans!   We are here now to take into account what is going on for you and to reflect that back to you, so that, you might know yourself more fully and to share with you what is changing for us, as a result of what is changing for you.  

We see you as divine frequencies unfolding in a time space reality, replicas of your energy structure. Like you would see a fractal image, unfolding perfect copies of itself infinitely, we see you in time space giving unique flavor and choice of focus to the variations of your energy that arise from your expression and flow.

  It is with this vision of you in our sights that we remind you – you are a perfect replica of your wholeness in this human body. You may feel at odds with certain circumstances in your life, but that does not change the essence within you. You are a perfect replica of your frequencies,  here. In your turning inwards and tuning to your vastness intentionally, you realize this more fully, and it gives you a profound sense of joy. You don’t always know how to sustain this knowing, but you are more and more often in your knowing and specifically in your knowing about you.  

Being in your knowing about you is a magnificent thing isn’t it? We think so.  

So, as this idea about who you are, is opening up for you, it is easier to be uplifted. It is easier to feel expansive. It is easier to feel free. This is because as you think of yourself as you are, what you are becomes available to you as consciousness. The essence that is you is able. You are capable and free and masterful and robustly alive, and when you see YOU in a more accurate fashion, those capacities flow forth.  

So in your lives, the question that would benefit you most right now is to ask yourself this, “How do I want to know myself, right now?”  

Do you want to know yourself as creative? Do you want to know yourself as abundant? Do you want to know yourself as fulfilled? Do you want to know yourself as expansive? Do you want to know yourself as optimistic and cheerful? How do you wish to know yourself, right here, right now?   We are aware that you may think this is some mental exercise, but it’s not. Not at all. It’s a means of changing your state of being on the spot. 

  If you were to think about why you want to know yourself as creative, as abundant, and focus on what you want of that your energy will resonate with that.  

 Do not focus on what “that” will fix, just focus on what it is you want. What are you looking forward to? What is within that experience that calls to you?   

If you focus upon what you are summoning and let it feel good to you because of why you want it, then as it feels good to you, you resonate with it. When you feel superb, get more specific about what you’d like in that experience, embellishing and adding to it. Doing this, you will be lifted up on an ascending current that gives you elation. A current that is always within you but you are tuning to by choosing within, to know you, in new ways – ways that genuinely appeal to you!

  Having fun and discovering yourself through creating and expressing is what the world is emerging into. The world is developing into a realm of focus for knowing yourself more fully as powerful creators and enjoying your ever-expanding capacities. The world is on the brink of a renaissance of unprecedented proliferation and expansion.  

You are the ones that are going to do this. You are the ones who are going to find out that you can change your life here and now, into a flow of dynamic aliveness. Once you forget thinking about how to go from here to there and just go there. Leap into what you want. Don’t build a bridge, just withdraw attention from one and move into the new. The desired. The more authentic. The future that you’ve been longing for? Go there now.  

Think about that. Just think about there. Just think about what that version of you/your life, is like and why you want it and let yourself enjoy it. Let yourself consider who you might be in it, how you would feel and think about you. Does it feel right – as in true? Is that how you want to know you? If yes – expand upon that. Expand upon that. Expand upon what you want to know. Resonate with it, which means, of course, allowing it.   Stop looking for someone else, even your higher self, to tell you what you want.    What you want is clear to you. 

  Stop apologizing for what you want. Want what you want! 

  Want what you want and believe in yourself as a Divine Being. A Divine Expression of Creation. A Divine Perfection of energy focused here, now, and let yourself use the here/now experience to inform you. It is, already, so let it be and let what you want out of it, be right. It is right for you; you’re knowing it – that’s the feeling of “I want that,” so go with it.  

You know what you want in relationship to your life here. You know what you like and what you want. Why are you resisting who you want to be? Why do you doubt who you want to know yourself as? Stop listening to anyone else’s ideas about who you are and listen to YOU. Honor you. Love you. 

  Listen to that knowing within you that wants what it wants. 

  Go into what you want. Think about what you want. Talk about what you want and see yourself IN IT. See yourself in what you want and let what you want, be here now as you. Line up with it. Let it shape your way of relating to life. Expect it. See it coming in. See it filling in, notice what is showing up of it, and savor it and let the rest come in too.

  These are the ways of being a masterful creator. You might think, Oh – Archangel Michael – this sounds a lot like the law of attraction. Well, guess what? It is. It is the law of attraction. 

  You’ve already remembered that you are divine, now live it. Now create from the Source that you are. Create, create, create, have fun, have fun, have fun, as you. Generate the brilliance of that sovereign alignment and flow of expression that is you, yielding to what you know to be true for you. You making YOU the author and authority here and now.   This sovereign alignment is how you come in, here, more and more. How you let the total you arise here and now – by being in ways that you want to be.

  We are aware of your resistance to this. We know you have spent a lot of your life denying your desires. We know you have lived a long time keeping the things you want being on the far horizon. Didn’t you realize that when you embraced who you truly are, that gap was going to close? We know you want it, but now that we’re saying, “you’re free – go for it,” you’re acting a bit lit you’re still locked down.  

You’re going to close the gap by making your desires real and important to you, and learning how to vibe to them. You’ve got to practice this until it becomes natural to you – to be an energy match for your expanded-ness, the version of you that you cherish and love and want to know, here.  

We know that there are a lot of other kinds of messages out there for you, especially in ascension or spiritual circles. We’re offering a way to close that gap, now and get on with your living, your divine expression.

  There are going to continue to be people who tell you, “clear the way first.” There will be ones that say, “do this exercise first and focus in this way and listen to this meditation each day and run this light through your body,” etcetera. Use this for that. Do this and get that. Do this first, and then you’ll be free.

 Now, you can do those things, if you like. If they make you feel good and you are happy doing them, then do them.  

But they are not your liberation – YOU ARE, through and as choices you make in consciousness. It is you, deciding that you matter and you are wonderful that is the beginning of stepping beyond all those things which might be distractions from facing what you want and giving yourself enough love that you permit yourself to be who you want to be. 

  So we’re putting you on notice here and now that our focus has turned to Divine Expression and you being the 5th dimensional you, or even more expanded, here and now.   We’re turning our attention to you as the CREATOR you are, and that aspect of you being allowed to come forth. To show up here. 

  We’re turning all of our focus toward the liberation of light in the flow of your expression as the divine signature of Creation that is you.    You – in the wisdom of your focus, are drawn toward what is going to give you joy and what’s going to light you further up and open up your capacities, and we see that as something a) you’re ready for and b) more fun.    We’re following your lead. We are shifting with you. The leading edge of humanity is shifting to claim Creator Authority. You don’t have to join in, but we think it would be very fun if you did.

  Step into you. Step into the you that you long to be, the you that you wish you were now. Just do it. Stop making yourselves wrong and stop pushing your happiness endlessly out into the future after you complete some things you think you have to do.

  How? Stop buying into the limitations here.

  We can tell you the limitations are illusions or constructs or ideas from separation, but if you still pay attention to them as if they matter and are real and important? We can’t stop you from doing that. Only you can.

  Cut the cords that you’ve got hooked into a version of life that you want to be over. Withdraw your energy from it and energize what you want to experience. Make what you want real and important. Think about it and feel it surging within you as energy and flow. Eclipse the past by energizing the present and let that new vision flow and unfold your next moment.

  We recognize this as the time for Divine Masters to emerge. We see Divine Masters creating confidently, and playfully.  We see that emerging, and we are pivoting with you, beyond ideas of remembering you’re divine, into the thing you do with that remembering: LIVE.  

I AM Archangel Michael with the Council of Radiant Light

http://www.expectwonderful.com/2016/10/stop-apologizing-for-what-you-want.html

Méline Lafont

We’re Shifting Because of What You’re Becoming!

(Stop Apologizing For What You Want)

Anna Von Reitz~USA Corp

Slavery never ended.

The governmental services corporations meant to enslave as many people as possible and hold them subject to corporate rule and control as living assets. Slaves.

They just gave them a new name: “citizens”.

Anna von Reitz ~ Cleaning Up The Civil War — 150 Years Later

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With a little thought it will become obvious to everyone that we are now finally in the throes of resolving issues that should have been resolved in the wake of the Civil War—- and weren’t.

The chief issue to be resolved once and for all time is still slavery.

Back then it was private slave ownership that was the issue—whether or not one man could own another as property. The answer was a resounding, “No!” This was the determination made in England in 1837, in America in 1865, and by 1926, both slavery and involuntary servitude (peonage) had been outlawed worldwide.

And yet, both slavery and involuntary servitude have continued unabated. Only the owners and the verbiage have changed.

All that the governments making these fine emancipation proclamations actually did, was to change venue from private to public slave ownership—and in this, they were entirely self-interested.

Men could no longer own men, but governments could own men. 

 

In this respect, the entire outcome of the Civil War and of abolitionist efforts worldwide should be viewed in the rearview mirror as resulting in a giant corporate asset grab. 

 

The governments functioning as for-profit corporations seized “title” to all the supposedly freed slaves and used them and their labor and their “human capital” as collateral backing federal corporation debt in the wake of the Civil War.

These same corporations have continued on in the public-owned slave business ever since.

Look at their corporate constitution published as “The Constitution for the United States of America” and its 13th Amendment— which abolished slavery, except that criminals could be enslaved.

Catch that?

As long as there was any exception, that class of people could be enslaved—- and that was made a formal part of the new corporate “Constitution” from the outset

From there, it was a simple matter of redefining criminality…..

And, sure enough, immediately thereafter came the 14th Amendment, which made everyone who didn’t expatriate from this madness a criminal.

This “Amendment” which was never ratified by the actual states was written in language so deliberately convoluted that no normal man could grasp what it said, much less its implications.

But in retrospect the meaning and intent is plain and simple. The governmental services corporations meant to enslave as many people as possible and hold them subject to corporate rule and control as living assets. Slaves.

They just gave them a new name: “citizens”.

While private slave ownership was outlawed, public slave ownership became the rule and fashion of the day. In the United States it was even given special pride of place and permanently enshrined in the Land of the Free.

By 1933, the Roosevelts and Rockefellers and Vanderbilts and other old Dutch East India Company slave trader scions were allowed by the feckless (and ultimately responsible) British Government to extend their reach and claim all the American People as corporate slaves.

So long as it was “papered over nicely” by pretending that the names of the citizen-slaves were actually only the names of foreign situs trusts and not being used as the names of living people. 

 

Oh, no, couldn’t admit the intent to enslave the working classes and and make them responsible for corporate debt and irresponsible corporate spending, could we?

But that is, nonetheless, what the rats did 

 

They stole the identities of three generations of Americans and sold them into slavery as “foreign situs trusts” standing as chattel backing the debts of a private, mostly foreign-owned corporation without the victim’s knowledge or consent, and these same venal men pretended that they were acting as the legitimate government of our nation while they were doing it.

They also confiscated our privately held gold and used it to secure their bankruptcy. The bewildered Americans put up with all this, believing and trusting that the criminals were part of their lawful government and would never do anything wrong….

The plain fact is that as long as any of us are subjected, as long as any of us are enslaved for any reason, nobody is free.

Slavery for any excuse or reason has to be outlawed. All of it has to go. Even so-called “voluntary slavery” such as “indentured servitude” needs to go straight out the door. Forever.

Now would be a good time to end the Civil War and recognize its causes and results. Now would be a good time to declare emancipation. Right now. We have all waited long enough.

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See this article and over 300 others on Anna’s website here:   http://www.annavonreitz.com

Assisting the Acceleration

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Sandra Walter~ Assisting the Acceleration

Oct 21, 2016

Blessings Beloved Light Tribe,

I had the pleasure of two live events while in Boulder, Colorado last weekend. Lauren Galey graciously hosted me at her family cottage, where we had our first gathering. This was the first time I shared the experience of opening a Christed Ascension Gateway in-person, and the energy was palpable for all present. Lauren interviewed me and we discussed the Accelerated timeline project, the third wave of 2016, and the current unfoldments.

We appeal to every Lightworker, Gridworker and Gatekeeper to hold the higher frequency as this light does its work. Call forth the highest Christed Ascension timelines, the removal of all which interferes or limits the collective Ascension, and align your hearts, activities, thoughts and creations with the New Paradigm of Peace, Love and Unity.

Note the reminders in this video conversation: It is our responsibility as the awakened and Ascending to create and amplify the New, rather than feed the old light as it dies. Rapid change is expected if we stabilize and hold the higher timeline which is already anchored as highest outcome/possibility for all concerned. The High-Vibe Tribe is experiencing the acceleration of Pure Source consciousness through our energy fields and DNA. It can get psychedelic and transcendent as we embody these frequencies and thread them into the collective consciousness. Feel into that higher experience and adjust your lifestream as needed. Trust Source, Trust your Higher Self, and open yourself as Pure Conduit of this new level of light.

You are being purified, prepared for a new existence. Allow the old beingness to fall away; resistance will cause suffering – and that is no longer needed. All is well, Beloveds.

http://www.sandrawalter.com/video-update-assisting-the-acceleration/

In Love, Light and Service,

Sandra

St. Germaine~Linda Dillon

ST. GERMAINE: EMBRACE YOUR DESIRES

Desire has been implanted within your very soul design to give you very important, pertinent direction, information about how you want to direct your life.

  So with the clarity of your desire, with that alignment, with sacred purpose in all its myriad of colors and rays, you are also taking that – the power, the infinite divine power of will and of love – and turning it, can we say, to the planet at hand; to the plan at hand, and anchoring into form what those desires, delights look like.

An Hour with an Angel     October 4, 2016

Linda Dillon               Channel for the Council of Love

Steve Beckow             Host, InLight Radio

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St. Germaine:  Greetings, I AM.  How is that for a way to start?

SB: That is classic.  Very good, thank you.

St. Germaine:  I AM and you are and we are and I AM.  Welcome.  Yes, I am St. Germaine.  And, I declare this – in the joy, the peace, the exuberance, the excitement, the wonder, the awe of existence – for when you take but the time, in any reality, in any dimension to simply declare your I AM Presence, you’re are not only claiming, you are anchoring, you are expanding, you are aligning with your Higher Self, your Universal Self, the I AM Presence.  And, this, my beloved friend, brings you into the truth – not only the truth of who you are – but the truth.

And, yes there have been many detours, many misunderstandings. Or, let me be clear, there have been many understandings, what the channel has called constructs, situations, institutions, belief systems that were useful in your old realm.  But as you evolve, ascend, become, inhabit your Nova Being, co-creating with us Nova Earth, then many of these earlier understandings shift, go by the wayside or are transformed and transmuted – might I say- into a different level of comprehension.

Let us begin this discussion today by my invitation to each and every one of you – lightworkers, Gaians, Terrans, hybrids everywhere, to embrace your desires as if they were the most precious gold that you could imagine; why they might even be amethyst!  Now, what do I mean by this?  You know – and we have all discussed with you – that your deepest, greatest, fullest purpose, inherent, individual and collective, is your journey back to the Mother/Father/One.  Everything else is infill.  But in that, in that extensive journey back to the One, back to the All, is this journey of discovery, of experience, of play and of being in form. The majestic experience whether you are king or pauper, serf or leader, it is all the same.

Part of your existence, part of how you journey back to the One, is through this cycle of being in form – through this journey of life as you would consider it.  The desire, innate and conscious, to be in that alignment, to be on that expressway back to the heart of One, is within you.  It is part and parcel of who you are – what you can think of as not only your spiritual DNA, but your literal DNA.

And, I want you to consider that, what I am saying.  Your literal, biological, elevated, transmuted, lightbody, lightworker, loveholder self, is embedded with this desire to align, to connect, to journey back to the love.  When you acknowledge, connect, anchor, implement and begin to live that desire, then you are truly on your way.

So often, I hear from so many of you, “Dearest St. Germaine, can you please tell me what my mission and purpose is?”  And, this is sent, and asked and requested, from the purity, the sweetness, the tenderness and the love of who you are.  So, I do not in anyway diminish what this question is.  But, my beloved friends, when you truly acknowledge within your sacred self, that your mission and purpose – throughout time, throughout all space – is to return to the One, then everything else truly begins to fall into place.  Now, when I say things fall into place, I am not indicating to you, or implying, that I am naïve enough to suggest that everything is easy – because it hasn’t been and it isn’t – although it can be much easier than some of you make it out to be.  Now notice I say, make it out to be rather than it is…and we can talk about that in a bit.

But when you acknowledge that your core desire is this reconnection with the love, then what it does, is it allows you – gives you permission, encourages you, even slightly nudges you, supports you – to connect with every action, every thought, every emotion, everything that you are with that desire.  And, in the life that you are currently living – because I do wish to be practical – that overriding desire then translates into how you direct your life.

When you dream – truly dream, not simply lust – you are aligning with that truth of who you are.  Many of you have not fully – but you are beginning and that is part of what today’s conversation is about – you have not made the full connection between desire and determination and creation and action.  You have not made the connection between desire, determination and will.

Now, desire, much like earlier conversations that we have had with you, has had a bad reputation because so often in your world – and we are talking about not just this culture or that culture, not just this belief system or that belief system – there has been an overriding belief system that desire is not positive.  That desire is wrong.  Think of when people talk about full passionate desire, wanton desire.  So there has been negative overtones so much that you are yearning or lusting after something that is inappropriate and out of alignment with the truth of who you are.  But, in fact, if you are truly aligned with divine desire, your core desire and taking that and implementing that as a direction, then really is what you are doing is bringing yourself into alignment, on that speedway, directly back home.

more;     http://counciloflove.com/2016/10/st-germaine-embrace-your-desires/

Who really runs The United States of America?

The Path To Total Dictatorship: America’s Shadow Government And Its Silent Coup

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system … a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state…. The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government…. This group … is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”— Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech

Unaffected by elections. Unaltered by populist movements. Beyond the reach of the law.

Say hello to America’s shadow government.

A corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country, this shadow government represents the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.

No matter which candidate wins the presidential election, this shadow government is here to stay. Indeed, as recent documents by the FBI reveal, this shadow government—also referred to as “The 7th Floor Group”—may well have played a part in who will win the White House this year.

To be precise, however, the future president will actually inherit not one but two shadow governments.

The first shadow government, referred to as COG or Continuity of Government, is made up of unelected individuals who have been appointed to run the government in the event of a “catastrophe.” COG is a phantom menace waiting for the right circumstances—a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, an economic meltdown—to bring it out of the shadows, where it operates even now. When and if COG takes over, the police state will transition to martial law.

Yet it is the second shadow government—also referred to as the Deep State—that poses the greater threat to freedom right now. Comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes, this government within a government is the real reason “we the people” have no real control over our government.

The Deep State, which “operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power,” makes a mockery of elections and the entire concept of a representative government.

So who or what is the Deep State?

It’s the militarized police, which have joined forces with state and federal law enforcement agencies in order to establish themselves as a standing army. It’s the fusion centers and spy agencies that have created a surveillance state and turned all of us into suspects. It’s the courthouses and prisons that have allowed corporate profits to take precedence over due process and justice. It’s the military empire with its private contractors and defense industry that is bankrupting the nation. It’s the private sector with its 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances, “a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government.” It’s what former congressional staffer Mike Lofgren refers to as “a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies”: the Department of Defense, the State Department, Homeland Security, the CIA, the Justice Department, the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a handful of vital federal trial courts, and members of the defense and intelligence committees.

It’s every facet of a government that is no longer friendly to freedom and is working overtime to trample the Constitution underfoot and render the citizenry powerless in the face of the government’s power grabs, corruption and abusive tactics.

These are the key players that drive the shadow government.

This is the hidden face of the American police state that will continue long past Election Day.

Just consider some of the key programs and policies advanced by the shadow government that will continue no matter who occupies the Oval Office.

Domestic surveillance. No matter who wins the presidential popularity contest, the National Security Agency (NSA), with its $10.8 billion black ops annual budget, will continue to spy on every person in the United States who uses a computer or phone. Thus, on any given day, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether the NSA or some other entity, is listening in and tracking your behavior. Local police have been outfitted with a litany of surveillance gear, from license plate readers and cell phone tracking devices to biometric data recorders. Technology now makes it possible for the police to scan passersby in order to detect the contents of their pockets, purses, briefcases, etc. Full-body scanners, which perform virtual strip-searches of Americans traveling by plane, have gone mobile, with roving police vans that peer into vehicles and buildings alike—including homes. Coupled with the nation’s growing network of real-time surveillance cameras and facial recognition software, soon there really will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

Global spying. The NSA’s massive surveillance network, what the Washington Post refers to as a $500 billion “espionage empire,” will continue to span the globe and target every single person on the planet who uses a phone or a computer. The NSA’s Echelon program intercepts and analyzes virtually every phone call, fax and email message sent anywhere in the world. In addition to carrying out domestic surveillance on peaceful political groups such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and several religious groups, Echelon has also been a keystone in the government’s attempts at political and corporate espionage.

Roving TSA searches. The American taxpayer will continue to get ripped off by government agencies in the dubious name of national security. One of the greatest culprits when it comes to swindling taxpayers has been the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with its questionable deployment of and complete mismanagement of millions of dollars’ worth of airport full-body X-ray scanners, punitive patdowns by TSA agents and thefts of travelers’ valuables. Considered essential to national security, TSA programs will continue in airports and at transportation hubs around the country.

USA Patriot Act, NDAA. America’s so-called war on terror, which it has relentlessly pursued since 9/11, will continue to chip away at our freedoms, unravel our Constitution and transform our nation into a battlefield, thanks in large part to such subversive legislation as the USA Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act. These laws completely circumvent the rule of law and the rights of American citizens. In so doing, they re-orient our legal landscape in such a way as to ensure that martial law, rather than the U.S. Constitution, is the map by which we navigate life in the United States. These laws will continue to be enforced no matter who gets elected.

Militarized police state. Thanks to federal grant programs allowing the Pentagon to transfer surplus military supplies and weapons to local law enforcement agencies without charge, police forces will continue to be transformed from peace officers into heavily armed extensions of the military, complete with jackboots, helmets, shields, batons, pepper-spray, stun guns, assault rifles, body armor, miniature tanks and weaponized drones. Having been given the green light to probe, poke, pinch, taser, search, seize, strip and generally manhandle anyone they see fit in almost any circumstance, all with the general blessing of the courts, America’s law enforcement officials, no longer mere servants of the people entrusted with keeping the peace, will continue to keep the masses corralled, controlled, and treated like suspects and enemies rather than citizens.

SWAT team raids. With more than 80,000 SWAT team raids carried out every year on unsuspecting Americans by local police for relatively routine police matters and federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions, the incidence of botched raids and related casualties will continue to rise. Nationwide, SWAT teams will continue to be employed to address an astonishingly trivial array of criminal activity or mere community nuisances including angry dogs, domestic disputes, improper paperwork filed by an orchid farmer, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Domestic drones. The domestic use of drones will continue unabated. As mandated by Congress, there will be 30,000 drones crisscrossing the skies of America by 2020, all part of an industry that could be worth as much as $30 billion per year. These machines, which will be equipped with weapons, will be able to record all activities, using video feeds, heat sensors and radar. An Inspector General report revealed that the Dept. of Justice has already spent nearly $4 million on drones domestically, largely for use by the FBI, with grants for another $1.26 million so police departments and nonprofits can acquire their own drones.

School-to-prison pipeline. The paradigm of abject compliance to the state will continue to be taught by example in the schools, through school lockdowns where police and drug-sniffing dogs enter the classroom, and zero tolerance policies that punish all offenses equally and result in young people being expelled for childish behavior. School districts will continue to team up with law enforcement to create a “schoolhouse to jailhouse track” by imposing a “double dose” of punishment: suspension or expulsion from school, accompanied by an arrest by the police and a trip to juvenile court.

Overcriminalization. The government bureaucracy will continue to churn out laws, statutes, codes and regulations that reinforce its powers and value systems and those of the police state and its corporate allies, rendering the rest of us petty criminals. The average American now unknowingly commits three felonies a day, thanks to this overabundance of vague laws that render otherwise innocent activity illegal. Consequently, small farmers who dare to make unpasteurized goat cheese and share it with members of their community will continue to have their farms raided.

Privatized Prisons. States will continue to outsource prisons to private corporations, resulting in a cash cow whereby mega-corporations imprison Americans in private prisons in order to make a profit. In exchange for corporations buying and managing public prisons across the country at a supposed savings to the states, the states have to agree to maintain a 90% occupancy rate in the privately run prisons for at least 20 years.

Endless wars. America’s expanding military empire will continue to bleed the country dry at a rate of more than $15 billion a month (or $20 million an hour). The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety. Yet what most Americans fail to recognize is that these ongoing wars have little to do with keeping the country safe and everything to do with enriching the military industrial complex at taxpayer expense.

Are you getting the message yet?

The next president, much like the current president and his predecessors, will be little more than a figurehead, a puppet to entertain and distract the populace from what’s really going on.

As Lofgren reveals, this state within a state, “concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” is a “hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.”

The Deep State not only holds the nation’s capital in thrall, but it also controls Wall Street (“which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater”) and Silicon Valley.

This is fascism in its most covert form, hiding behind public agencies and private companies to carry out its dirty deeds.

It is a marriage between government bureaucrats and corporate fat cats.

As Lofgren concludes:

[T]he Deep State is so heavily entrenched, so well protected by surveillance, firepower, money and its ability to co-opt resistance that it is almost impervious to change… If there is anything the Deep State requires it is silent, uninterrupted cash flow and the confidence that things will go on as they have in the past. It is even willing to tolerate a degree of gridlock: Partisan mud wrestling over cultural issues may be a useful distraction from its agenda.

In other words, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, as long as government officials—elected and unelected alike—are allowed to operate beyond the reach of the Constitution, the courts and the citizenry, the threat to our freedoms remains undiminished.

So the next time you find yourselves despondent over the 2016 presidential candidates, remember that it’s just a puppet show intended to distract you from the silent coup being carried out by America’s shadow government.

by Tyler Durden

Oct 24, 2016 10:50 PM