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This is a “replacement post” for the original blog I placed here a couple of weeks ago. For some reason the original post seems to have disappeared entirely. I don’t know if I hit too close to home on this post, or maybe offended someone with my opinion – which is ok, because as I’ve said before, I’m not here to play nice, I’m here to speak plainly, present my observations and opinions of the state of things and rattle some cages in the process. Having said that, I am re-posting my original piece. And if the party who removed the original feels like removing anything else….I’m just going to put it right back up. So please read and if you feel as strongly as I do about the topic, please feel free to re-post it as well – “Spector”

“I Want My Country Back”

If you need to ask what I’m talking about then you don’t need to read any further, just close out of this article and go about your business as if there’s nothing wrong and every day is like wine and roses.  On the  other hand, if you look around and you actually see what’s going on and you have a sickly feeling in your gut 24/7 and you don’t know what to do or how to change things back to the way things used to be, and if you feel like others look at you like you have 3 heads when you express any of your true feelings on the state of things…then I hope you decide to stick around to read the rest of this post.
First I would just like to say that the contents of this post are a collection of my personal observations, opinions, and beliefs. This is in no way to be taken as a professional essay or statement of official policy. This is simply the voice of one CRYING in the wilderness for his fellow man to wake up out of our chemically induced waking sleep and to go to work to turn things around before we all end up in a plastic FEMA casket.
Approximately 30 years ago there was an unspoken war silently declared on the America of our Founding Fathers and the Constitution upon which it is based. This war was not declared by a specific foreign country or a specific religious group or political party. The war that was declared was not intended to be an “overnight victory”, this war was meant to be won by silence, intimidation and deceit over many long years. It was intended to be won by slowly and almost un-noticed in a way that we – the American people – wouldn’t even think that we are under attack. The war was to be so insidious that we wouldn’t see the damage being done to us…we would actually be made to think that the almost imperceptible changes taking place are really our own idea and that the wholesale abandonment of our most precious beliefs and traditions are actually our deepest desires erupting forth and crying out to the universe saying that “we hate the blessings and prosperity that the divinely inspired framework established according to the Great Plan of The Almighty Creator has granted to us, and we spit upon the impossible shackles of freedom and liberty purchased by the sweat, blood, and sacrifice of those honorable ancestors who heeded God’s direction and built this nation for our benefit!!!!” This war was engineered to make us our own worst enemy; that through the deliberate and long term drugging of our food, water, and air we would be eased into a state of such mental degradation and stupor that we would completely lose the ability for rational and independent thought. We and our children would not be EDUCTED but rather PROGRAMMED to believe a monotonous diatribe of anti-American, anti-God, anti-Liberty propaganda. In this programming, it was intended to cause those of us who would not be lulled into the singular “herd mentality” would be treated as the attacking enemy, by seeing the rational and clear-minded individuals who question the state of things as “mentally ill” or “paranoid” or as a “conspiracy nut”! The war would have us destroying ourselves from the inside by destroying the only ones who see clearly enough to raise an alarm.
This war was designed to turn the hearts and minds of our children by robbing them of a knowledge of their history and a working knowledge of how our Constitution and our Republic was intended to operate. This war would re-engineer our children’s brains by slowly destroying the authority of parents and the family in favor of authoritarian control of the family and its direction by the Federal Government. Once the family and its traditional beliefs had been destroyed, the children would be de-educated and be convinced that our nation was established by “Terrorists” and “Racists”. They would be indoctrinated to the principles of hate speech and thought crime… to turn against and turn in their families or anyone else to Federal authorities if their parents exercised any independent authority. Our children would have video games marketed to their specific demographic in order that their value system would be undermined by appeasing the children’s natural state of greed and self-servedness, this state would be amplified by video games (marketed as purely entertainment, and how can entertainment be a bad thing…right ?) which would be specifically engineered by the military intelligence community to cause specific light and frequency modulations to occur which would cause an addictive pattern of endocrines to be released by the developing brain of the child playing the game. This would cause the exact same long-term addiction as heroine or other narcotic chemicals. The mind of the child, broken down by the government “education” system, would be rebuilt to become lazy, aggressive, emotionally violent weapons only being kept under control by being diagnosed with ADHD-like conditions and medicated accordingly and in turn, waiting to be “activated” into murderous action when the power grid collapses and these children are thrown into unimaginable withdrawal when their video addictions are cut-off cold turkey.
The children would be re-engineered to become incredibly lazy, hating any form of personal responsibility, having no moral or ethical compass, and completely disconnected from what we have always known as “Reality”.
This war would have our nation stripping itself of its birthright, divesting itself of industry, its ability to feed its people, its ability to maintain its infrastructure, its means to back up its own currency and maintain trade with the rest of the world. Those guiding this war effort would cause such corruption to blossom within our levels of government that it would be able to infiltrate and influence every part of its operation to the extent that it would select certain families over decades, take their children, brainwash the children removing the minds and personalities they may have been born with, and through entitlements, rewards, and other mind control practices it would actually custom design these children into future presidents, senators, congressmen, business and community leaders. Why?? In order that through deception and misdirection those directing the war would have us cutting our own throats through legislation and the voting booth by having us believe that We the People actually control who is placed in offices of authority. By keeping us believing that WE are actually in control of our destiny, the enemy can make us walk into the slaughter while we are in complete denial that we are about to be killed, skinned, and carved up…AND they will have us doing it thinking nothing is wrong or out of place…AND EVERYTHING IS WINE AND ROSES!
Who is the enemy? Who are the ones manipulating, orchestrating and pulling the strings of this hellish, twisted monstrosity?? A considerably small number of very wealthy individuals and families who have come to the belief that through centuries of incestuous breeding practices and the highest levels of financial and social control, they have preserved elite and what some would consider “sacred” blood lines. These wealthy few have managed (through deception, intimidation, and distraction) to maintain control over such vast fortunes that, in spite of their small numbers, they have managed through the corruption of the law and business practices as well as in all levels of government in every single nation on Earth to infiltrate and influence every facet of our conscious experience of life; what we think is real and not real, possible and impossible, what is important, what should be forgotten, the things we control vs. the things which are beyond our grasp, what is reality and what is our imagination, are we truly free or forever nothing more than a slave race unaware of our chains.
The enemy controls Presidents, governments, industry, business, agriculture, artistic expression, communication, media, organized religion, the medical industry, big pharma, the internet, technological development, who succeeds and who is destined to fail, the international banking and financial industries, food production, ecological management and control, the militaries of every nation as well as the control of charitable organizations. How have these affluent groups managed to achieve such total and unbroken control of absolutely EVERYTHING? It is the result getting us to voluntarily abdicate our civic and political responsibility as a free people. To throw off the robes of liberty and freedom in favor of a never-before-seen level of sloth and personal pleasure and our addiction to creature comforts. We used to see ourselves as our brother’s keeper, we used to have a sense of the well-being of others and effect our actions have on the world around us. We have now come to a point where we have become so fixated on the gadgets, smart-phones, pads and computers, apps, texts, Facebook, social media, networking, and our never-ending instant gratification fixation – we have become completely cut-off from everything and everyone in the world around us. This is our greatest weakness…the gaping hole in our armor and the enemy has exploited this weakness at every turn. The enemy knows us better than we know ourselves because they have engineered and steered us to be this way. The only thing that will save us is ourselves – you, your wife, your husband, your son, your daughter, your Father, your Mother, your co-worker, your neighbor….getting the picture? There is no app that will save you. The politicians are NOT your friends and will not lift a finger to save you. No matter how many electronic diversions you accumulate, those toys will not bring you out of the bondage you have been kept in.
Does anyone remember sitting down to dinner with your families or cookouts with friends? Does anyone remember neighborhood block parties where you actually KNEW the people who lived around you and had some idea what they cared about? How about this – playing BOARD GAMES with your children instead of using the TV and the X Box or the PlayStation as a babysitter that trains your child to hone the instincts of a potential killer. Can’t you remember a time when children actually INVENTED games to play OUTSIDE??!! How about spending Sundays hanging out with the family after CHURCH??
Don’t you think it sad that the brief list of activities seems so out of place in the world that we are now existing in? Are you feeling at all nostalgic about the good things you remember from your younger years? If so, then sit down with someone – ANYONE in your life and TALK about this. It’s ok to be emotional. Be sad, be angry, be scared or confused but don’t be afraid to FEEL something about this and don’t just take the easy way out and tell yourself “It’s just the way things are” or “there’s nothing I can do”. Reading this post, you may just be one person. But if you give this post to someone else and then discuss it, you’re no longer alone. Changing the world may seem daunting, but whether you know it or not you have already started just by making the decision to read this post and think about what’s been written. Now all you need to do is begin to re-connect with your family and friends and make a decision as to what’s important to you and your family. Think about the America that you grew up in and how that makes you feel. Remember how things were different then than they are now – was it a better time, a safer feeling? Learn more about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and TEACH your children…as a parent that IS YOUR IGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY. Remember the hopes and dreams you had in years gone by and do everything in your power to recapture them. Remember the summers and Christmases you grew up with, remember your children running through the sprinkler, the hope you had at your graduation, think about the stories your Grandparents told about the world they lived in and the sacrifices they made because they wanted a better world for you.
Those memories and those stories remind me of OUR AMERICA, the America that USED to be, and the America that CAN be again. That was MY AMERICA…and I want my America back!!

Respectfully yours,

Spector

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Good evening old friends, it’s been entirely too long since we’ve had the chance to talk.  I would like to sincerely apologize for my absence in these dire times.  I have been working with fellow patriots and brothers and sisters in arms – The Resistance United.  You have probably noticed many reblogs from that Word Press site.  In recent days I have been going through many personal struggles to keep some balance in my life.  I won’t go into any great detail on that right now suffice to say that fighting for what you believe in can take it’s toll on family and friends around you and you must be careful not to alienate them during the good fight.

What you are probably wondering is this;  “Is he going to be posting more news stories, or is he going to be speaking his mind?…I wonder if he’s going to play it safe?  Is he going to be controversial or is he going be politically correct?”

My friends,  what I will tell you is this…In light of of the descent our government has chosen to take from the light of freedom and liberty into the dark, stinking sewers of the totalitarian dictatorship that we now see emerging on every shore and within almost every sovereign state, I have returned to the Freedom Post because I’m PISSED OFF!   I am angry that the government that I given my loyalty to, that I have believed in, that my forefathers – members of my own family – have fought, sacrificed and bled for has willingly cast off the white robes of righteousness and humble service to the one true God of Israel who chose to shine his countenance upon our Founders and bless a path to take which would lead to unimaginable prosperity and peace, and in their place has chosen to cover itself in the rags, filth, and  feces of  self centered vanity, greed, lust, perversion, debauchery, idolatry, the murder of the unborn and all things sacred, the bane lust of self and ones own personal pleasure above the blessed fruit of future generations….the stinking ROT of the worship of our most base and vile urges.

I’m PISSED OFF because that no matter how horribly our sacred and God-given rights are blatantly trampled upon by this vile impersonation of  the true republic, a majority of our society are so self-deluded and blinded to what is really going on around us that they are nothing more than ass-kissing enablers for those who would engineer the daily and tragic slaughter of our great Republic.  Through their self denial and their devotion to all that is “trendy” and “politically correct” these SHEEPLE are only making the problem worse.

So, my friends…my battle plan is simple.  I am going to address the problems head-on,  no safety net, no kid gloves, no political correctness, and with an inferno of anger and honesty I am going to call out the wrong doers, expose those who support this Satanic, anti-christ, anti-liberty agenda without mincing words and without holding back.  In the process I expect to offend many, and have decided that if you feel offended at my words…it’s only because you needed it…and you’re probably on the wrong side anyway!

So tell your friends, reblog anything I post, spread the word that as long as big government allows the internet to remain up, yours truly – Spector – will be right here at The Freedom Post manning the watch towers and keeping the fires burning.  I hope you’ll join me in the fight because the good fight can be a lonely battle…but it’s one I REFUSE to give up on.

U.S. financial markets are exhibiting the classic behavior patterns of an
addict. Just a hint that the Fed may start slowing down the flow of the “juice”
was all that it took to cause the financial markets to throw an epic temper
tantrum on Wednesday.  In fact, one CNN article stated that the markets “freaked out” when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
suggested that the Fed would eventually start tapering the bond buying program
if the economy improves. And please note that Bernanke did not announce that the
money printing would actually slow down any time soon. He just said that it may
be “appropriate to moderate the pace of purchases later this year” if the
economy is looking good.

For now, the Fed is going to continue wildly
printing money and injecting it into the financial markets. So nothing has
actually changed yet.  But just the suggestion that this round of quantitative
easing would eventually end if the economy improves was enough to severely
rattle Wall Street on Wednesday.

U.S. financial markets have become
completely and totally addicted to easy money, and nobody is quite sure what is
going to happen when the Fed takes the “smack” away.  When that day comes, will
the largest bond bubble in the history of the world burst?
Will interest rates rise dramatically?  Will it throw the U.S. economy into
another deep recession?

Judging by what happened on
Wednesday, the end of Fed bond buying is not going to go well.  Just check out
the carnage that we witnessed…

-The Dow dropped by 206 points on Wednesday.

-The yield on 10 year U.S.
Treasuries shot up substantially, and it is now the highest that it has been since March 2012.

-On Wednesday we witnessed the
largest percentage rise in the yield on 5 year U.S. Treasury bonds ever.  It is now the highest that it has been in nearly two years.

-It was announced that mortgage
rates are the highest that they have been in more than a year.

-We also learned that the MBS
mortgage refinance applications index has fallen by 38 percent over the past six weeks.

If the markets react like this when the Fed doesn’t even do
anything
, what are they going to do when the Fed actually starts
cutting back the monetary injections?

Posted below is an excerpt from the
statement that the Fed released on Wednesday.  Please note that the Fed is saying
that the current quantitative easing program is going to continue at the same
pace for right now…

To support a stronger economic recovery and to help ensure that inflation, over time, is at the rate most consistent with its dual mandate, the Committee decided to continue purchasing additional agency mortgage-backed securities at a pace of $40 billion per month and longer-term Treasury securities at a pace of $45 billion per month. The Committee is maintaining its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from its holdings of agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities in agency mortgage-backed securities and of rolling over maturing Treasury securities at auction. Taken together, these actions should maintain downward pressure on longer-term interest rates, support mortgage markets, and help to make broader financial conditions more accommodative.

The Committee will closely monitor incoming information on economic and financial developments in coming months. The Committee will continue its purchases of Treasury and agency mortgage-backed securities, and employ its other policy tools as appropriate, until the outlook for the labor market has improved substantially in a context of price stability. The Committee is prepared to increase or reduce the pace of its purchases to maintain appropriate policy accommodation as the outlook for the labor market or inflation changes. In determining the size, pace, and composition of its asset purchases, the Committee will continue to take appropriate account of the likely efficacy and costs of such purchases as well as the extent of progress toward its economic objectives.

To support continued progress toward maximum employment and price stability, the Committee expects that a highly accommodative stance of monetary policy will remain appropriate for a considerable time after the asset purchase program ends and the economic recovery strengthens. In particular, the Committee decided to keep the target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent and currently anticipates that this exceptionally low range for the federal funds rate will be appropriate at least as long as the unemployment rate remains above 6-1/2 percent, inflation between one and two years ahead is projected to be no more than a half percentage point above the Committee’s 2 percent longer-run goal, and longer-term inflation expectations continue to be well anchored. In determining how long to maintain a highly accommodative stance of monetary policy, the Committee will also consider other information, including additional measures of labor market conditions, indicators of inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and readings on financial developments. When the Committee decides to begin to remove policy accommodation, it will take a balanced approach consistent with its longer-run goals of maximum employment and inflation of 2 percent.

So why doesn’t the Federal Reserve just stop these emergency measures right
now?

After all, we are supposed to be in the midst of an “economic
recovery”, right?

What is Bernanke afraid of?

That is a question
that Rick Santelli of CNBC asked on Wednesday.  If you have not seen his epic rant yet, you should definitely check it out…

On days like this, it is easy to see who has the most influence over the U.S.
economy.  The financial world literally hangs on every word that comes out of
the mouth of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.  The same cannot be said
about Barack Obama or anyone else.

The central planners over at the
Federal Reserve are at the very heart of what is wrong with our economy and our
financial system.  If you doubt this, please see this article: “11 Reasons Why The Federal Reserve Should Be Abolished“.
Bernanke knows that the actions that the Fed has taken in recent years have
grossly distorted our financial system, and he is concerned about what is going
to happen when the Fed starts removing those emergency measures.

Unfortunately, we can’t send the U.S. financial system off to rehab at a clinic somewhere.  The entire world is going to watch as our financial markets go through withdrawal.
The Fed has purposely inflated a massive financial bubble, and now it is trying to figure out what to do about it.  Can the Fed fix this mess without it totally blowing up?
Unfortunately, most severe addictions never end well.  In a recent article, Charles Hugh Smith described the predicament that the Fed is currently facing quite eloquently…

One of the enduring analogies of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) program is that the stock market is now addicted to this constant injection of free money. The aptness of this analogy has never been more apparent than now, as the market plummets on the mere rumor that the Fed will cut back its monthly injection of financial smack. (The analogy typically refers to crack cocaine, due to the state of delusional euphoria QE induces in the stock market. But the zombified state of the heroin addict is arguably the more accurate analogy of the U.S. stock market.)

You know the key self-delusion of all addiction: “I can stop any time I want.” This eerily echoes the language of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, who routinely declares he can stop QE any time he chooses.

But Ben, the pusher of QE money, knows his addict–the stock market–will die if the smack is cut back too abruptly. Like all pushers, Ben has his own delusion: that he can actually control the addiction he has nurtured.

You’re dreaming, Ben–your pushing QE has backed you into a corner. The addict (the stock market) is now so dependent and fragile that the slightest decrease in QE smack will send it to the emergency room, and quite possibly the morgue.

We are rapidly approaching a turning point.  We have a massively inflated stock market bubble, a massively inflated bond bubble, and a financial system that is absolutely
addicted to easy money.

The Fed is desperately hoping that it can find a
way to engineer some sort of a soft landing.

The Fed is desperately
hoping to avoid a repeat of the financial crisis of 2008.

Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben Bernanke insists that he knows how to handle things this
time.
Do you believe him?

This article first appeared here at the American Dream.  Michael Snyder is a writer,
speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The Economic Collapse Blog and Economic Collapse
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Original article can be read at ActivistPost.com