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Politics / Intelligence Agencies Dec 26, 2017 - 12:53 PM GMT

By: BATR

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When Harry Browne wrote and first published back on January 1, 1973 How to be Free in an Unfree World, few people realized just how much more difficult it would be to apply his rational lessons to a world completely gone mad in a rush to hasten Armageddon. Listening to Harry Browne back in 1980 at a monetary conference, the audience was eager to unlock the keys to attain financial security. Well, in the succeeding decades, most astute observers of the financial conditions have found a way to acquire, at least a modest degree of fiscal accomplishment.


Be that as it may, the level of personal security, much less the achievement of individual freedom seems to have escaped in a era where permanent war is the ultimate growth industry, intelligence gathering and behavioral forecasting is a prime objective and insecurity fear has become the greatest by-product of perpetual manufactured terrorism; is in stark contrast with the inspiring blueprint offered by Browne. Being free today requires being off the grid from the electronic matrix, while ignoring as much governmental authoritarianism as possible.

Today, all pretenses of fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets are abandoned in the quest to add to the all consuming military, intelligence and security society. Always avoided and seldom asked is the question: what exact benefit do the people of this country get out of this system that thrives on instability and chaos?

According to Business Insider, The US has 1.3 million troops stationed around the world — here are the major hotspots. "The US military has over 1.3 million men and women on active duty, with more than 450,000 of them stationed overseas". The State Department drafts the policy, the Department of Defense deploys the troops, the Defense contractors build and sell the weapons and the CIA overseas the drug smuggling operations. A sweet deal for the establishment.

Now what thinking patriotic American can say with a straight face that our country is safer under the empire than when our foreign policy was non-interventionist? Gallant CIA veterans like Michael Scheuer and Ray McGovern along with consistent voices of reason like Justin Raimondo and Prof. Michel Chossudovsky are considered obstacles for the Council of Foreign Relations blue blood establishment.

The CFR Neocon globalists have been the driving force behind the systematic march toward igniting World War III. Actually, under the Trump administration, the record of reversing this standard post WWII direction has not been encouraging. While sociopaths like Victoria Nuland were ousted from Foggy Bottom, and Dina H. Powell will be leaving her White House position this coming year, the presence of H. R. McMaster in control of the National Security Council is most disturbing.

Back at the beginning of the Trump administration in January 2017, Foreign Policy Magazine wrote on the SHADOW GOVERNMENT. The article, The Intelligence Community Faces Sharp Challenges, but No Crisis, presents a telling argument.

"The president-elect is entitled to be skeptical of intelligence reports and judgments, as are all policy officials. This is a familiar challenge for U.S. intelligence. A number of past presidents have chosen to ignore, challenge, or supplement from other sources the information delivered by our intelligence agencies. It is ultimately the responsibility of intelligence professionals and their new leaders to adapt to the next administration’s priorities, decision-making style, and the president-elect’s own preferences for learning about unfamiliar foreign events. The president-elect has not yet taken the oath of office, and there will be many opportunities for our intelligence agencies to build a relationship with him and demonstrate their worth. The incoming administration — which already includes a number of sophisticated intelligence consumers — will discover that our intelligence community, while not flawless, is essential in monitoring, contextualizing, and responding to fast-moving global events, and in coping with today’s exceptionally complex threat environment."

Just how did the Intelligence Community adjust to the priorities and directives of President Trump? It should be evidently clear that The 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community mostly operate to advance their own agendas, often in contradiction to that set forth by the businessman President.

The crisis in abuses by the Intelligence Community and the flagrant disregard of Constitutional Bill of Right protections have intensified with each succeeding year. An example of this reality cites The Electronic Frontier Foundation which offers their assessment on Surveillance Battles: 2017 in Review and the future impact of FISA Section 702.

"We are disappointed that Congress hasn’t prioritized having a transparent debate about how law enforcement and intelligence agencies should be using their spying authorities while also respecting Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights. Sadly, as we approached the potential sunset of Section 702 at the end of the year with no consensus in sight, Congressional leadership punted by tacking a three week extension of Section 702 into a must-pass spending bill. The new deadline is January 19, 2017, and we hope that this time, Congress will use this opportunity to end warrantless, unconstitutional surveillance for good."

Taking a longer historic view, Peter Van Buren warns in What We've Lost Since 9/11.

"It’s not that Americans are incorrect to be fearful and feel in need of protection. The main thing we need to protect ourselves against, however, is not the modest domestic threat from terrorists, but a new king, a unitary executive that has taken the law for its own, aided and abetted by the courts, supported by a powerful national security state, and unopposed by a riven and weakened Congress. Without a strong Bill of Rights to protect us -- indeed, secure us -- from the dangers of our own government, we will have gone full-circle to a Post-Constitutional America that shares much in common with the pre-constitutional British colonies. 

Yet there is no widespread, mainstream movement of opposition to what the government has been doing. It seems, in fact, that many Americans are willing to accept, perhaps even welcome out of fear, the death of the Bill of Rights, one amendment at a time".

Missing in this partial observation is the nature of the shadow state that supersedes any particular administration. The continual and permanent bureaucracies of careerists are collectively more powerful than any President. Next go beyond the mere agency departments and examine the deep underbelly of the intelligence apparatus that forms the phantom governance, which embodies real power.

The "IC" colossus incorporates the high tech mega corporatists, many of which were originated, funded and directed by the NSA and CIA. With the progression of technology exploding in the post human age, the millennium of the machine does not respond well to Freedom of Information (FOIA) filings. Even if the original intent of the FOIA were fulfilled, what exactly can be done to turn off the juice to the servers in this electronic cloud?

When the military offers citizenship to undocumented illegal's if they enlist in the armed forces of the New World Order, how is it possible to reign in the U.S. global hegemony? An evaluation of How Does U.S. Military Compare to Russia, China and North Korea concludes.

 "Russia and China bit back Tuesday against Trump's charges that they "challenge American power, influence and interests, attempting to erode American security and prosperity" and were "determined to make economies less free and less fair, to grow their militaries, and to control information and data to repress their societies and expand their influence."

Keep the chaos threat alive seems to work even when your own country maintains garrison bases throughout the entire globe. Sadly, Donald Trump has not committed to a true America First foreign policy in the tradition of our most enlightened leaders.

The government of the defunct Republic is wholly in the hands of globalist traitors. The nefarious cabal of Intelligence Community plotters serves a cartel of un-American supremacists. As long as dual loyalists remain in control of government policy, the deep state will neutralize any attempt to reset our authentic national interests.

The inability to mobilize the general public to force a purge of the existing order is a direct result of the brainwashing from the popular culture, the fake news from the lamestream media and the libtard indoctrinated socialization from government schools.

How far we have strayed from the Harry Browne roadmap to achieve the American Dream. Achieving individual freedom no longer is a primary purpose for citizens, much less attaining a civilization based upon LIBERTY for the entire society.   

Security in this Oceania jungle of Big Brother surveillance is the exact opposite from the concept Harry Browne advocated. One does not have “to join a massive campaign to reconstruct the society in which you live, nor do you have to patiently re-educate everyone you deal with. There’s a way that depends entirely upon what you choose to do. You can be free without changing the world. You can live your life as you want to live it — no matter what others decide to do with their lives.” Let's all hope the "IC" lunatics do not blow up the world to prevent the Browne philosophy from being realized.

SARTRE

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