Saturday, August 30, 2014

No Strategy, No Problem

jihad fashionistas outfitted by your tax dollars
When Obama announced “we don’t have a strategy yet” for the Islamic Nation (formerly known as the band ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, he was playing his role. It allowed his 'opponents' in the left/right divide to get some rhetoric in giving appearances of a debate but among the congressional, administration and pentagon war whores, they are all on the same side. 

Yeah, just how do we stop our own US and allies creation from doing what they were hired to do? Killing too many of them could be bad for future recruitment and there will always be a need for future mercenary thug recruits in the the next country needing to be broken up.

There is a strategy and this comment from antiwar may be close.....
Whether or not Obama knows it {ed. note, he knows it} he is following a strategy: the Oded Yinon plan. It calls for destabilization of the Middle East, breaking nations into smaller pieces that can be easily dominated by Israel. If the USG doesn't have a strategy yet, it's because Tel Aviv hasn't given it to them.

There's also, Why Does ISIS Fit In So Perfectly With The PNAC Plan? with plenty of questions that all journalists should be asking bur aren't. 

We've heard it all before... The Time Is Ripe For A False-Flag Attack On American Soil. One day these predictions could come true if the desperation for mayhem and total control outweighs all else in the minds of a few psychopaths. Can they fool the American people once again just because they have the major media squawking for them? Maybe not without shutting down the real alternative internet media and setting off big red flags and I think they know it.

So just how is this all going to play out? I'm not at all sure but Oded Yinon and PNAC gave us the basic game plan. It's a work in progress but this is not just about the Middle East. Most everyone in the west will also be affected in one way or another. Henry Kissinger lately suggested that his vision of 'a new world order' is in crisis. Translating that is the bastard criminal wants to see some kind of fruition to his life long dream and grunt work for an order by the few and slavery for the many after a culling of the herd. I'm looking forward to the national holiday and the cheers upon his demise but at the same time it may mean he never faced the justice he so rightly deserves... and that would be a shame.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

When It's Not a "Snowden" Whistleblower

From day one Edward Snowden had the press on-board. They dutifully reported some of the excesses of the surveillance society as was allowed. Most of which was already known or suspected. Millions of words have been spoken and written about the NSA and others sucking up all our data and saving it for a rainy day.

Of course most in America are not willing to give up their 'smart' phones and assorted toys and we ourselves are not giving up our computers, despite the spying. So nothing has changed and in spite of any debate, there has been no change in policy. If the truth be known the process of grabbing and storing all electronic data is becoming more sophisticated with each passing day. 

So Snowden has had no short term effect on protecting our privacy, much less a long term one. We've accepted our plight and in the eyes of those implementing the agenda, we have reluctantly embraced another part of our slavery. That was part of the plan. Sometimes plans work for awhile.

But what about whistleblowers who get no MSM time? Where there may be something to what they blow.

Is Dr. William (“Oh my God.  I cannot believe we did what we did, but we did.") Thompson telling us something long suspected, long debated, that vaccines can cause autism and who knows what else and that the CDC and big pharma know it and covered it up? For the profit of their friends and benefactors and themselves. For the slow burn of depopulation, genocide and compromising a population's health. 

Silence is golden. 

The idea that millions of children may have been affected in a scam that has many aspects cannot be debated in the corporate media or else too many questions may be asked. "That's my child they played with." What else have they lied about? "Take a flu shot?" I don't think so.

The most noticeable alternative voices in exposing this latest treason against humanity, Jon Rappoport and Mike Adams are tied in with Alex Jones. How about Jim Stone and his warnings? Many people will not even consider anything they don't see on TV even if it may be true.

NBC News tonight had a story that in their paid propaganda world is what amounts to addressing the issue and trying to diffuse the promoting fear of those awake people who are not allowing themselves or their children to get the poison jabs. They are a threat to the entire country. They may as well say that being anti-vaccination is terrorist.

Snowden's manufactured whistleblowing gets a pass and a kiss. Dr. William Thompson's statements get dismissed. That's our world of deceit. We have to change that. It's not easy. In the meantime, perhaps never getting a vaccination will send a message that these lies don't work anymore.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Just tell me you'll be there when the deal goes down

As we roll through life there are those times when the unconditional support of family, friends and allies are truly important, especially "when the deal goes down."

You don't have to lie for me
Cry for me or die for me
You don't have to fall down on the ground
You don't have to give me breath
Give me life or give me death
Just tell me you'll be there when the deal goes down  
You don't have to reach for me
Pray to me or preach to me
You don't have to make a single sound
You don't have to raise the dead
Give wine or give me bread
Just tell me you'll be there when the deal goes down  

You don't have to be the light
In the day or in the night
You don't have to wear no heavenly crown
You don't have to save my soul
Walk on the water, walk on hot coals
Just tell me you'll be there when the deal goes down

When the deal goes down
When the deal goes down
Tell me you'll be there when the deal goes down
                                           David Olney

"When the deal goes down" could be seen as SHTF. Let's not get too carried away but we do need to be aware and ready the best we can without wallowing in fear.

What To Expect During The Next Stage Of Collapse
 Though it is depressingly difficult to see in times like these, there is indeed good in this world.  There are ideals, and aspirations, and visions, and loves worth standing up for, worth fighting for, and worth dying for.  There is still a future worth striving for at the end of the long night.  There are dreams here, in the hearts of men, worth realizing.  We do not necessarily battle for what humanity is, but for what we have the potential to become.  The tides of society may shift and storm, the chaos may become unbearable, and the world may tear apart until it is unrecognizable.   The agents of dominion believe they are the only constant, but there is another.  In time, the dim pale of tyranny will always break in the light of freedom’s resolute.  Get ready, honorable Liberty Movement, our work has just begun.

The Mind Unleashed

California nuclear plant gets thumbs down from expert over quake fears

Interactive Earthquake Map: Get to Know Your Local Fault Lines

 The False Flag Daily

Obama Sets Stage for Syria Strikes With Surveillance Flights
Here we go.....

Islamic Extremism and the Money Trail 

Busted: Jihad John McCain Met With “ISIS” Head Caliph Ibrahim Back in 2013

Transcending the Parasitic Fear Agenda 
We need to see through the media storm and all the accompanying garbage they’re emanating, and avoid getting contaminated by it. It’s spiritual fly paper and one thing can easily lead to another if we get on the wrong track or vibration, taking in useless, toxic information or seemingly innocuous so-called entertainment. They’ve loaded it all up with hitchhiking energies so we need to be extra vigilant.
Stay free and keep the peace that comes from consciously aware knowing. A secure confidence in the rightness of all things essential. That’s where our hearts need to be centered.

Especially in these troublesome times.

For ourselves, our loved ones, and all of humanity.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Controlled Demolition of Our World

It's all done now with colored smoke and high tech pyrotechnics.

The demolition of the 100-year-old Wellington building in Albany, New York on August 23, 2014 is a fitting example of how it's all a show and we are the cheering or disgusted audience, depending on one's perspective.

In Gaza, a building demolition doesn't take a tremendous amount of preparation, unless you count the stolen tax dollars for the war machine's factories and the logistics of getting the missiles from the US to Israel.

"Phase by phase these ill-adapted governments are becoming uncontrolled absolutisms; they are killing that free play of the individual mind which is the preservative of human efficiency and happiness

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.. 

I believe that the crazy combative patriotism that plainly threatens to destroy civilisation to-day is very largely begotten by the schoolmaster and the schoolmistress in their history lessons. They take the growing mind at a naturally barbaric phase and they inflame and fix its barbarism.  

The professional military mind is by necessity an inferior and unimaginative mind; no man of high intellectual quality would willingly imprison his gifts in such a calling. 

We do not want dictators, we do not want oligarchic parties or class rule, we want a widespread world intelligence conscious of itself. To work out a way to that world brain organization is therefore our primary need in this age of imperative construction. 

The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow."
H.G. Wells

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Farrakhan on Gaza and Ferguson

I'm not promoting Farrakhan and don't go along with all the religious trappings he espouses but he says some things, much of it fact, that very few ministers in this country dare to speak. The frauds Sharpton and Jackson cower and grovel to power in order to make the 'news' and grab the money. Farrakhan has been marginalized and maybe that's why he's still alive. Especially since 9/11, his Nation of Islam doesn't sit very well with a lot of folks of all colors, the programming is difficult to overcome, so they miss some very important points he makes.  Whether consciously in on it or not, Farrakhan does play a role that results in a kind of controlled opposition. He does at times strike hard at the roots of all of our repressions...corrupt government, some jews, some whites, some blacks, Israel, corporate manipulations, the 9/11 false flag. I don't agree with all he says but perhaps if the black and white communities would listen a little closer and choose well the best of his words, we could possibly move ahead in our humanity instead of all these steps backwards.

Farrakhan delivers divine guidance for a troubled world, addresses Ferguson and Gaza
The killing of Michael Brown under suspicious circumstances is one of many that has taken place in cities and towns across America. It is not that the Minister has not been saying this day was coming; it is just that many who have heard him speak have not taken heed to his warnings and guidance. He is aware of the violence in the inner cities of America, but that is an effect of that which has been caused by hidden manipulators. The Minister said he will not allow the president, both the executive and legislative branches of government, the National Security Administration, the Central Intelligence Agency nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation to escape responsibility for the environment their policies have created.

The Troubled World: What Should We Be Doing? - Farrakhan
"Leadership is afraid of our young people:  You don’t go out among them, and you don’t know what’s going on in them!  You are only seeing the repercussions of something that didn’t start with them.  Leaders, teachers, preachers:  What is your role?  Are you just to preach and entertain the people with song, music and preaching of “yesterday,” not dealing with what is happening today?"

 Coming down hard on Dwight Howard's bowing to the jewish lobby.

All the videos are from Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Be sure to see Timster's take on our current 'Showtime' feature presentation.
 The Shell Game...Again.

Hat tip to Aris for the photo below and the "Us and Them" tune.

"The American public is probably the most reactive population in the world....the worst things could be going on all over the world....Gaza, Ukraine....whatever...but all the government has to do is concoct some event within the confines of the American border and the entire country is immediately caught up obsessively navel gazing...for days and weeks on end. Could this condition be terminal?"   greencrow

Sunday, August 17, 2014

What Would Manning Johnson Have Said About the Ferguson Event?

Manning R. Johnson (?/?/1908 - 7/2/1959)[ was the Communist candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1935; he subsequently left the party and wrote Color, Communism, and Common Sense. 

Apparently Johnson woke up and denounced the Communist Party as well as the infiltration of the NAACP. In a missed opportunity, Mr. Johnson did not equate communism with jewish subversion. The two are virtually synonymous. He did understand the hijacking of racial equality for the benefit of a few through division and often used the term 'responsibility' to address his race in their need to overcome the social engineering being directed not only at them but to whites as well. His final address below (audio only), shortly before his death in 1959, stands as yet another warning. 

Hat tip to helvena for the audio link who said: "Blacks have taken on the jewish mentality of "we're oppressed and we're owed. This of course isn't by accident. Manning Johnson figured it out long ago and I suspect paid for it with his life.. Ferguson is the logical result".


As the sinister Rahm Emanuel famously said: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

If a crisis of opportunity does not present itself in the time frame you need, why not ENGINEER a crisis to fit your goals? This is a tactic that has been used by elites for generations, and it is called the Hegelian dialectic.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s work was the very foundation of the collectivist/socialist ideology, and it inspired Karl Marx during his writing of The Communist Manifesto. Hegel was an avid statist who believed that the collective must be ruled and directed by centralized governance and that all individualism should be sacrificed for the greater good.

Hegel wrote that the state “has supreme right against the individual, whose supreme duty is to be a member of the State… for the right of the world spirit is above all special privileges.”

In his dialectic theory, Hegel conjured a strategy by which the establishment elites could control the masses through deliberately created division. To define the Hegelian dialectic method simply, the ruling body must first trigger a problem or crisis that causes the citizenry to react with fear and demand a solution. The rulers then offer a solution, which they had already predetermined before they had started the crisis; this solution would usually entail more power for the elites and less freedom for the citizens.

The world appears divided and chaotic exactly because it has been MADE that way by a select few in the globalist establishment. In fact, if you were to name any war in the past 100 years, any competent alternative analyst would easily produce undeniable evidence of the involvement of international banks and think tanks pulling strings on both sides.

If you don’t understand the concept of “order out of chaos,” then you’ll never understand a thing.

Engineered chaos serves several purposes. It provides distraction and cover for the elites to implement other plans that they would rather not have noticed.

It also provides a scapegoat for the masses, who are now divided against each other. When violent changes are implemented that produce destructive consequences, the people must be placated with an easily identifiable villain. Certain changes globalists wish to make in the way the world functions require the careful exploitation of scapegoats. more


Individual and community responsibility in preventing looting, rioting and general chaos must never be dismissed. The role of agent provocateurs cannot be either.
Agent Provocateurs Unleashed In Ferguson

Emperical proof Ferguson, MO is a STATE SPONSORED PSY OP! 

Busted! ‘Ferguson Provocateur’ Caught Throwing Smoke ‘Bombs’ Back At Police, They Ignored Him!

From Aris:
Young man gets tackled by a SWAT captured on film in Ferguson, MO. You've seen the pictures but has the young man been identified? The iconic pictures has been covered every major news outlet but with photo only. During the film footage, I can only identify one professional photographer. In one of the stills you can see a woman wearing purple with a long Canon pro lens. (lower right, with red arrow)Why don't we see other photos of the actual tackling of the young man. Where are the other photographers? Why do the silver cars seem to be going in circles on a two lane road? Was he arrested? Was he questioned and released? Is he from Ferguson or perhaps from Chicago? In the slow motion replay he appears to being helped to the ground by holding his arm. Not quite SWATish looking. Who were the SWAT team members pointing their rifles at. Where was the young man going? Walking into a line of of SWAT. What department does the SWAT team belong? There are many questions. It just doesn't seem right that no journalists have followed up on this. Maybe there is a reason.


We have been inundated from all media with the militarization, or Israelization if you prefer, of law enforcement.

The New York Times has an interactive map showing where much of the surplus military equipment has gone.
Mapping the Spread of the Military’s Surplus Gear
My local area is no exception.
Thanks, Uncle Sam! Surveying Middle Tennessee's Military Toys
ADL, IDF and even training in a local 'church' by an anti-Muslim 'non-profit' group is now commonplace. Spooking residents due to paramilitary police training is just part of the desensitization process. 

As a staunch 2nd amendment advocate I understand the role of manufacturers in this supply and demand situation. Due to unfavorable conditions where they are now, Beretta U.S.A. has decided to move all of its manufacturing from Maryland to the new production facility it plans to build in Gallatin, TN. But one local company, Barrett Firearms, takes his concept rifle to a local police department for 'testing.' Now owner Ronnie Barrett certainly stands up for the 2nd amendment but he is also about all the profit he can make. His firearms are out of the reach of most common citizens, especially the .50 caliber. They are very expensive and the market is worldwide militaries and SWAT teams. Right after 9/11, Barrett had contracts to supply rifles to many countries overseas. The US put a ban on export to many middle eastern states but the government didn't leave Ronnie out to dry. They bought all those weapons themselves.

The county's SWAT team is now equipped with the Barrett REC7 -- thanks to private donations and Barrett Firearms Co. in Christiana. The weapon is hoped to eventually replace the M-4 carbine now carried by troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and the Bedford County Sheriff's Department is the first law enforcement agency to get their hands on the new assault rifle.

I watched the 2013 movie "The Purge' the other night and was not impressed but the most interesting part was in the opening credits where there was a list of cities while showing clips of the chaos of the purge. One of these cities was Murfreesboro. My first response was that it was included because of the 'mosque' manufactured controversy there. Predictive programming?

video-The best part of the Purge (Opening Credits)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

We Interrupt This Programming


There's a very good reason it's called programming.....

I happened to run across an advertisement for a new TV show premiering this fall that may very well double as a paid political announcement in the event that Hillary Clinton announces a run for president. "Madam Secretary" is a tale of an ex-CIA agent who becomes Secretary of State. Here's the trailer. The executive producer freely admits the 'inspiration' comes from Hillary and Benghazi but it goes deeper than that. 

Besides being a promotion for Clinton, it is also multifaceted propaganda where apparently in the first episode there is a not so subtle demonization of Syria.  In the molding of the minds of the passive viewing public, acceptance of regime change in Syria and the destruction and breaking into pieces of that country is an objective.

All the Hollywood massaging of reality cannot overcome the fact that the three female Secretaries of State so far have been criminals. Madeleine Albright, Condi Rice and Clinton show how far we've come in gender equality in crime. No offense to women in general, these whores for  the oligarchy and empire are not exactly typical.

Putting a fictional smiley face on a Mafioso of degenerates is something Hollywood does fairly well. If you're like me, you probably know some folks who will actually vote for Hillary although they will have a hard time explaining exactly why.

In other programming 'news' ..... Not since Michael Jackson has there been such an outpouring of tributes to a 'star.' If there are any 'Morks' out there in space monitoring our progress, they may think that Robin Williams is not only the greatest comedian of all time but one of the greatest humans as well. Or else greatly amused at how well celebrity worship works as a control mechanism.

From back in the golden age of films, we also hear of the death of Lauren Bacall. Did you know she was the first cousin of terrorist and purported 9/11 perp Shimon Peres? Small world eh?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

We're all being taken for a ride

Yazidis being taken for a ride?

I've been searching for any photos or videos that can be even semi-verified that show damage to ISIS from US bombing in Iraq. So far I haven't found any. The best we have is said to come from Centcom and they don't show much. Help me out here if you know of any.

I'm reminded of when we started bombing the empty mountains of Afghanistan right after 9/11 saying we were going after the elusive cave complex of bin Laden. It was show time.

Aangirfan has an article that covers some of what I've been thinking... Obama Won't Kill Mossad Agents. Basically the US operation against ISIS is show time once again.

Whatever the situation, the truth and the numbers of Yazidis (and Christians) being used in this psyops, does anyone really think that there are any leaders involved in 'saving' them who really give a damn? Of course not. Expendable pawns always serve a purpose in the bigger agenda.

While Barry (it's a long term project) Obama is on yet another vacation, two members of the cabal, opposing party members but on the same side, Diane Feinstein and Peter King warmonger and cry how ISIS is a direct threat to the US. They're coming here next. Rinse, repeat and repeat again.

Break out the hellfire missiles mama. Pound 'em into the sand. We'll make more.  And get those false flag plans in order...just in case they're needed. There ain't no profit in peace. Just ask a big banker.
The bankers have been running a scam and causing wars for hundreds of years at everyone else's expense including at times their allies in the major churches, the aristocracy and the major industrialists. At any time throughout history and up to the present day, the bankers are at risk of being exposed, overthrown and put in jail. That risk will not go away until they control every country and every central bank in the world. So they are hell bent on controlling the world and cannot give up that quest while ever they have a dollar in their pocket to buy people with and breath in their body to tell lies.

No Society Wants You To Become Wise
 "if people are wise, they cannot be exploited. . They will assert their individuality. They will have the fragrance of rebellion around them. . . The moment they start using their intelligence they become dangerous . . . In fact, a wise man is a fire, alive, a flame. He would rather die than be enslaved"

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sanctions - State and Personal

In a little retaliatory action, Russia is banning some US and EU products shipped into their country.
Russia’s Rospotrebnadzor consumer rights watchdog is checking American bourbon whiskey, in particular Kentucky Gentleman produced by Barton 1792 Distillery, on quality concerns, its press service reports on Monday.

It said Kentucky Gentleman bourbon had not gone through state registration as to its compliance with regulations of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, although its label bears the EAC mark for products turnover in the market of the Customs Union member-states.

Rospotrebnadzor also said phthalates had been found in that bourbon whiskey “which may cause functional and later organic changes in the central and peripheral nervous system, endocrine system, as well as oncologic diseases and male and female infertility”.
Russia focusing on products imported that contain poisons and pesticides and GMO's seems to be a good move and perhaps we should also take a look at how we spend our money. There are also other aspects to some products that are poisonous.

The Kentucky Gentleman brand and Barton Distillery are subsidiaries of The Sazerac Company, a jewish owned private company based out of Louisiana which is the largest distilling company in the United States.
Bill Goldring, Chairman of its Board of Directors, also leads the Goldring Family Foundation which contributes millions of dollars to various institutions including Birthright Israel which promotes zionism to the jewish youth of America.
The vision of Taglit-Birthright Israel is to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish communities and solidarity with Israel by providing a 10-day trip to Israel for young Jewish people.
Poison products or poison ideology. We can boycott both even if it does effect American workers which is a shame.

Not stopping at whiskey...
Russia announced on Thursday that it was banning the import of a wide range of food and agricultural products from Europe and the United States, among others, responding to Western-imposed sanctions and raising the level of confrontation between the West and Moscow over the future of Ukraine.
Dmitri A. Medvedev, the prime minister, announced that Russia would ban all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway for one year.
Below is the list of banned products:
  • cattle meat, fresh, chilled or frozen;
  • pork, fresh, chilled or frozen;
  • poultry and its subproducts, fresh, chilled or frozen;
  • all salted, dried or smoked meats;
  • fish, shellfish, scallops and other aquatic invertebrates;
  • milk and dairy products;
  • vegetables;
  • fruits;
  • nuts;
  • sausage and similar meat products;

Here's a question. Why didn't Russia include Israel in its ban of these products? 

Companies Supporting the Israeli Occupation

A few Israel supporting companies to boycott. Easy...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Too Bad for the General, Live by the Sword.....

A U.S. general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded on Tuesday, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, U.S., German and Afghan officials said.

The U.S. Army said late on Tuesday the slain general was Major General Harold Greene, a senior officer with the international military command ISAF. He was the most senior U.S. military official killed in action overseas since the war in Vietnam, military officials said.

Hats off to all the families of those killed and wounded in this latest attack on the occupiers. Perhaps you don't deserve the pain you are now going through but most likely you did support these men in their supporting roles in this new world disorder.

The general took his chance. He hoped to comfortably retire one day soon, living out his illusion of patriotic mayhem in personal peace. He lost in the game. Too bad. Not every puppet makes it.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

100 Years On, Warnings and Deceit

American soldier dies during a German gas attack. Picture made in May, 1918.
Israel attack on a Gaza school Aug. 3, 2014

100 years since the start of World War I. The timeline is essentially the same for the creation of the Federal Reserve in concert with the City of London. 100 years of manufactured booms and busts and of course never ending wars for the profit of a few. 

We have always had the warnings. Except for rare occasions these warnings fell to the wayside. The psyops of war have effectively neutralized truth

Here are two examples of long forgotten warnings. One right before the US entered World War I and one right after we jumped into the Rothschild zionist conflict... and both were from Senators.

US Senator George William Norris - Opposing US Entry Into World War I - 4 April 1917  
The enormous profits of munition manufacturers, stockbrokers, and bond dealers must be still further increased by our entrance into the war. This has brought us to the present moment, when Congress urged by the President and backed by the artificial sentiment, is about to declare war and engulf our country in the greatest holocaust that the world has ever known....

In showing the position of the bondholder and the stockbroker, I desire to read an extract from a letter written by a member of the New York Stock Exchange to his customers. This writer says:
Regarding the war as inevitable, Wall Street believes that it would be preferable to this uncertainty about the actual date of its commencement. Canada and Japan are at war and are more prosperous than ever before. The popular view is that stocks would have a quick, clear, sharp reaction immediately upon outbreak of hostilities, and that then they would enjoy an old - fashioned bull market such as followed the outbreak of war with Spain in 1898. The advent of peace would force a readjustment of commodity prices and would probably mean a postponement of new enterprises. As peace negotiations would be long drawn out, the period of waiting and uncertainty for business would be long. If the United States does not go to war, it is nevertheless good opinion that the preparedness program will compensate in good measure for the loss of the stimulus of actual war.
Here we have the Wall Street view. Here we have the man representing the class of people who will be made prosperous should we become entangled in the present war, who have already made millions of dollars, and who will make many hundreds of millions more if we get into the war.Here we have the cold - blooded proposition that war brings prosperity to that class of people who are within the viewpoint of this writer.

He expresses the view, undoubtedly, of Wall Street, and of thousands of men elsewhere who see only dollars coming to them through the handling of stocks and bonds that will be necessary in case of war mass of common and patriotic citizens. It increases the cost of living of those who toil and those who already must strain every effort to keep soul and body together. War brings prosperity to the stock gambler on Wall Street - to those who are already in possession of more wealth than can be realized or enjoyed.
We are going into war upon the command of gold. We are going to run the risk of sacrificing millions of our countrymen's lives in order that other countrymen may coin their lifeblood into money.

Robert La Follette delivered his famous Free Speech in Wartime oration on October 6, 1917. In this speech, widely regarded as one of the most powerful arguments for free speech rights during wartime, La Follette defended his right and the right of all Americans to voice their opposition to war.

A progressive Senator from Wisconsin, La Follette was opposed to American involvement in World War I, believing that those promoting the war were doing so for financial gain and that the war efforts were hurting American consumers. Along with five other Senators, he voted against the declaration of war. After the vote, he continued to voice his opposition to the war and opposed a number of measures related to the war.

The press vilified La Follette and his antiwar colleagues, calling them traitors and worse. The attack on those opposed to the war extended to private citizens as well. In September 1917, the Associated Press distorted some of La Follettes remarks, stating that La Follette supported Germanys sinking of the Lusitania, a British ship. This prompted several senators to call for La Follettes expulsion from the Senate, and a petition was filed with a Senate committee to begin investigations into charges of disloyalty and sedition.

On October 6, 1917, La Follette delivered a three-hour address to the Senate, defending his and others right to speak out against the war. His well documented and classic arguments for free speech in wartime brought spontaneous, resounding applause from the Senate galleries. It also prompted a caustic rebuttal from Arkansas Democrat Joseph Robinson, in what one newspaper account deemed, "the most unrestrained language that has ever been heard in the Senate."La Follette was later vindicated. In 1919, the Senate dismissed the pending charges against Follette and paid his legal expenses

Free Speech in Wartime

Senator Robert LaFollette (R-Wisc.)
United States Senate Chamber, Washington, DC
October 6, 1917


Prior to the declaration of war every man who had ventured to oppose our entrance into it had been condemned as a coward or worse.

Since the declaration of war the triumphant war press has pursued those Senators and Representations who voted against war with malicious falsehood and recklessly libelous attacks, going to the extreme limit of charging them with treason against their country.

This campaign of libel and character assassination directed against the Members of Congress who opposed our entrance into the war has been continued down to the present hour, and I have upon my desk newspaper clippings, some of them libels upon me alone, some directed as well against other Senators who voted in opposition to the declaration of war.

One of these newspaper reports most widely circulated represents a Federal judge in the State of Texas as saying, in a charge to a grand jury--I read the article as it appeared in the newspaper and the headline with which it is introduced:


[By Associated Press leased wire.]

Houston, Texas., October 1, 1917

Judge Waller T. Burns, of the United States district court, in charging a Federal grand jury at the beginning of the October term to-day, after calling by name Senators STONE of Missouri, HARDWICK of Georgia, VARDAMAN of Mississippi, GRONNA of North Dakota, GORE of Oklahoma, and LAFOLLETTE of Wisconsin, said:

"If I had a wish, I would wish that you men had jurisdiction to return bills of indictment against these men. They ought to be tried promptly and fairly, and I believe this court could administer the law fairly; but I have a conviction, as strong as life, that this country should stand them up against an adobe wall tomorrow and give them what they deserve. If any man deserves death, it is a traitor. I wish that I could pay for the ammunition. I would like to attend the execution, and if I were in the firing squad I would not want to be the marksman who had the blank shell."
But, sir, it is not alone Members of Congress that the war party in this country has sought to intimidate. The mandate seems to have gone forth to the sovereign people of this country that they must be silent while those things are being done by their Government which most vitally concern their well-being, their happiness, and their lives. To-day and for weeks past honest and law-abiding citizens of this country are being terrorized and outraged in their rights by those sworn to uphold the laws and protect the rights of the people. I have in my possession numerous affidavits establishing the fact that people are being unlawfully arrested, thrown into jail, held incommunicado for days, only to be eventually discharged without ever having been taken into court, because they have committed no crime. Private residences are being invaded, loyal citizens of undoubted integrity and probity arrested, cross-examined, and the most sacred constitutional rights guaranteed to every American citizen are being violated.

It appears to be the purpose of those conducting this campaign to throw the country into a state of terror, to coerce public opinion, to stifle criticism, and suppress discussion of the great issues involved in this war. 
But sir, the right to control their own Government according to constitutional forms is not one of the rights that the citizens of this country are called upon to surrender in time of war.

Rather in time of war the citizen must be more alert to the preservation of his right to control his Government. He must be most watchful of the encroachment of the military upon the civil power. He must beware of those precedents in support of arbitrary action by administrative officials, which excused on the plea of necessity in war time, become the fixed rule when the necessity has passed and normal conditions have been restored.

More than all, the citizen and his representative in Congress in time of war must maintain his right of free speech. More than in time of war must maintain his right of free speech. More than in times of peace it is necessary that the channels for free public discussion of governmental policies shall be open and unclogged. I believe, Mr. President, that I am now touching upon the most important question in this country to-day--and that is the right of the citizens of this country and their representatives in Congress to discuss in an orderly way frankly and publicly and without fear, from the platform and through the press, every important phase of this war; its causes, the manner in which it should be conducted, and the terms upon which peace should be made. The belief which is becoming wide spread in this land that this most fundamental right is being denied to the citizens of this country is a fact the tremendous significance of which, those in authority have not yet begun to appreciate. I am contending, Mr. President, for the great fundamental right of the sovereign people of this country to make their voice heard and have that voice heeded upon the great questions arising out of this war, including not only how the war shall be prosecuted but the conditions upon which it may be terminated with a due regard for the rights and the honor of this Nation and the interests of humanity.

Mr. President, our Government, above all others, is founded on the right of the people freely to discuss all matters pertaining to their Government, in war not less than in peace, for in this Government the people are the rulers in war no less than in peace. It is true, sir, that Members of the House of Representatives are elected for two years, the President for four years, and the Members of the Senate for six years, and during their temporary official terms these officers constitute what is called the Government. But back of them always is the controlling sovereign power of the people, and when the people can make their will known, the faithful officer will obey that will. Though the right of the people to express their will by ballot is suspended during the term of office of the elected official, nevertheless the duty of the official to obey the popular will continues throughout this entire term of office. How can that popular will express itself between elections except by meetings, by speeches, by publications, by petitions, and by addresses to the representatives of the people? Any man who seeks to set a limit upon those rights, whether in war or peace, aims a blow at the most vital part of our Government.

Today we have a Congress who will argue, mostly theater, about most anything and everything but when it comes to empire, big banks, war and the support of homicidal maniacs overseas, they all stand together. The banks and their war machine still pull the strings after 100 years and dammit, we have allowed it. 

The warnings now only come from some outside the system. A few alternative voices. A minority who refuses to remain silent. The numbers are growing. There are some chinks in the armour of money and hate.