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The U.S. is Not a Democracy — It Never Was

One of the most steadfast beliefs regarding the United States is that it is a democracy. Whenever this conviction waivers slightly, it is almost always to point out detrimental exceptions to core American values or foundational principles. For instance, aspiring critics frequently bemoan a “loss of democracy” due to the election of clownish autocrats, draconian measures on the part of the state, the revelation of extraordinary malfeasance or corruption, Continue Reading

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There is No Democracy or Consent in Government

As children, we’re taught that “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” This is the widely-accepted fundamental prerequisite for the basis of government in a true democracy. Yet if we examine this assumed premise in practice, it quickly proves that there is no actual “consent of the governed”, and therefore no consensual basis for the legitimacy of government. It is, in fact, tyranny. Ask yourself: Continue Reading

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Edward Bernays’ “Propaganda” Theory Has Been Perfected

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, When six mega-corporations who depend upon other mega-corporations, Wall Street banks and political parties for their revenue, control all of the news and information flowing to the masses, you have all the ingredients needed to control, influence and mold the opinions, tastes and ideas of the people. We are being manipulated by men who constitute the real government, hiding in Continue Reading

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2001: Inside The Patriot Act

Do you know anyone who actually read the Patriot Act? Thank goodness for blogger Nigel Deans, who rolled up his sleeves and delved into the actual document. Here in a special guest report, Deans presents the results of his exploration. by Nigel Deans The Patriot Act is one of those documents that seems to attract a lot more attention than readers. I too have been one of those people Continue Reading

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