By: Dave Hodges, TLB Contributor.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth—persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” JOHN F. KENNEDY
If the Biblical saying (Hosea 4:6) “My people perish from lack of knowledge.” is indeed true, Americans should be placed at the top of the endangered species list.
President Obama has nominated Jeh Johnson to become the director of the Department of Homeland Security. His nomination should send chills up and down the spine of every freedom loving American. This is the same Jeh Johnson which stated that it is permissible to use drone strikes against civilians, without going through the due process of law. Does the name Michael Hastings come to mind? How many more Andrew Breitbart’s and Michael Hastings do we want to scrape up off the sidewalk for daring to report on the nefarious activities of this administration?
Adding fuel to the fire, which serves to legitimize the fears of many Americans about this nomination is the fact that Johnson has no immigration experience. He has announced that he will focus on terrorism and not on border security. This raises a multitude of red flags. With nobody guarding the backdoor on our Southern border, and with the proliferation of the Mexican drug cartels throughout America, drug trafficking will flourish more than it already is. Secondly, the drug cartels have proven ties to Hamas and Hezbollah which are known terrorist organizations. If America is going to experience another terrorist attack, I have just told you how it will happen, with someone as incompetent towards border security as Jeh Johnson in charge. This also begs the question that if Johnson will not focus on the potential external threats crossing the border, what kind of terrorism will he focus on? Let me give you a hint, the MIAC report. That’s correct, he will undoubtedly focus on “domestic terrorists” specified in the MIAC report (e.g. former Ron Paul supporters, veterans, Constitutionalists, Libertarians, Bible-believing Christians and Second Amendment supporters. And when you mix the right for the President to order drone strikes on civilians, we have a monumental disaster waiting to happen.
Johnson Is Going to Close the Loop of Tyranny
America is in the throes of adjusting to an installed dictatorship and the development of an extensive police state surveillance grid designed to support the communist takeover of this country. An NSA created enemies list will be/has been created and will soon be acted upon.
Many people including myself, are increasingly fearful about the nomination of Jeh Johnson to be the Director of DHS. If his nomination is confirmed, none of us are safe.
In a March 2013 speech, Johnson asserted that the President “alone” has the power to deploy troops and take military action – completely ignoring the role of Congress as enshrined in the Constitution
“Let’s not lose sight of the reality that in this country we have…entrusted the President with awesome powers and responsibilities as Commander in Chief; he controls the nuclear arsenal and he alone has the authority to use it; he alone has the constitutional authority, with certain limits, to deploy thousands of men and women in the U.S. military into hostilities on the other side of the world.“
Not only does Johnson believe that Obama should have dictatorial power to enter this country into a war, solely on his authority, his views on drone strikes are something right out Stalinist Russia.
Johnson played a central role in the approval of drone strikes against American citizens abroad and potentially on U.S. soil. He helped justify Obama’s decision to execute New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2011. Obama and Johnson also murdered An-Awlaaki’s 16 year old son. In other words, Johnson believes in the right of government to murder its own citizens without the due process of law.
It is a frightening consideration when Americans come to realize that Jeh Johnson could be the man who is going to oversee the DHS army which has recently acquired 2.2 billion rounds of ammunition and 2700 armored personnel carriers. The approval of this “shoot first and worry about the correct narrative later” despot, will place every dissenting American and investigative journalist on death’s ground. If there are ever going to be FEMA Camp type roundups of innocent Americans, this is the right man to carry this out. His nomination to a major law enforcement position is a page right out of Hitler, Stalin and Mao.
Nobody in the public really knows why Janet Napolitano stepped down as the DHS director. The rumors coming out of Washington DC state that she did not have guts to deal with what is coming. Big ‘Sis already warned us that a power grid attack was imminent when she left office. I suspect that she knows why DHS ordered 2.2 billion rounds of ammunition.
How can the American people let this nomination go through? Johnson has no regard for human life nor our constitutional processes. With his unconstitutional and tyrannical views, Jeh Johnson has no business holding any governmental position. A reincarnated version Heinrich Himmler 2.0 could soon be in charge of the Department of Homeland Security.
Is America really dumb enough to let this nomination go through? If Johnson is the Director of DHS, you can bet that drone strikes on Americans inside the country will be a virtual certainly. Again, I repeat, is America really that dumb?
How Dumb Are We?
For a ruthless and tyrannical dictatorship to flourish, true educational excellence must be undermined and ignorance must become king. An educated population does not accept subjugation and widespread corruption. An educated population knows enough of their history to know that when the reins of power are handed over to despots, things do not end well for the citizenry. In this spirit, I begin with a broad and general cross-sectional analysis of the general ignorance factor which presently permeates our country.
If ignorance is indeed blissful, America is very much enjoying its journey down the road of tyranny. We have never been dumber as a nation, and as a result, the American people have never been more vulnerable. Just how dumb are we? Consider a report from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute about civic literacy concludes that the average American is too dumb to vote intelligently.
Over 70% of the test takers, including both college students and elected officials, flunked the 33 multiple choice question test which covered basic civics. Just how bad were the results? Consider the fact that 27% of the elected officials surveyed could not name even one of the four rights contained in the first amendment. This begs the question, how will we know when the country is placed under martial law? The short answer is that we won’t!
Rick Shenkman, author of the book Just How Stupid Are We, found that 87% of American college students could not find Iraq on a map. Disturbingly, Shenkman also found that:
- Only 1 in 5 know that we have 100 United States senators.
- Only 2 out of 5 citizens can name the three branches of the federal government.
- Only 20% of young Americans between the ages 18-34 read a newspaper daily. An amazingly low 11% report surfing Internet news sites.
Shenkman also found that among 18- to 24-year-old Americans given maps:
- Eighty-three percent cannot find Afghanistan on a map and we have lost over 2,000 soldiers fighting there.
- Seventy-six percent cannot find Saudi Arabia on a map and we are paying more and more of our paychecks to the Saudi’s and very soon many of our brave young men will be fighting and dying in this region of the world in order to preserve our unholy alliance with the Petrodollar scheme of the Federal Reserve.
- Eleven percent cannot find the United States on a map, but that might not be a bad thing as an ever-increasing number of Americans are finding their way to the door as they are leaving this country in exponentially expanding numbers in order to escape the encroaching tyranny whose expansion has been fueled by the dumbed down complicity of tens of millions of Americans.
Only 17% of college graduates understood the contrast between a free market economy and centralized planning. Perhaps this explains why America was not rioting in the streets following the passage of the bail outs when trillions of our dollars were stolen from the American people and given to the criminal bankers on Wall Street. The American people have been robbed blind by the Bolsheviks on Wall Street and the majority of our citizens think that our economic woes are the product of the normal ebb and flow of economic cycles.
I am left wondering what percentage of Americans actually understand that the Federal Reserve is neither Federal and does not actually have reserves? What is your guess, 1%, or could it go as high as 5%? These omnipresent examples of America’s widespread ignorance is the primary reason that we are handing our children a nightmare of a country to live in. And if we Americans knew a little bit more about history, perhaps events like the “Rape of Nanking” would hold special meaning as to what lies ahead as the Department of Homeland Security is being transformed into the most despotic law enforcement arm in the history of the planet.
If Americans cannot find Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, New Jersey and the United States on a map, then how could they be expected to know that the American people have been paying former East German Stasi leader, Markus Wolfe, and former KGB Director, Yevgeny Primakov, five million dollars to streamline and redesign The Department of Homeland Security into a facsimile of the former East German Stasi? Jeh Johnson is the right man at the right time to usher in an unprecedented level of tyranny.
Can anyone else utter the name of Michael Hastings? With Jeh Johnson as the Director of Homeland Security, we are going to witness a lot more these acts of governmental terrorism.
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“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
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