1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in he hands of the state.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.
- Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx & Frederich Engels 1848
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism :
Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights :
Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause :
The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
4. Supremacy of the Military :
Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
5. Rampant Sexism :
The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.
6. Controlled Mass Media :
Sometimes the media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.
7. Obsession with National Security :
Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined :
Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.
9. Corporate Power is Protected :
The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.
10. Labor Power is Suppressed :
Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts :
Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts is openly attacked, and governments often refuse to fund the arts.
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment :
Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption :
Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
14. Fraudulent Elections :
Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.
This simple cartoon shows the dangers of communism and benefits of capitalism.
2. Patriot Act
The US Patriot Act allows the government to:
1. Illegally search and seize Americans' papers and effects without probable cause to assist a terror investigation
2. Jail Americans indefinitely without trial.
3. Monitor religious and political institutions without suspecting criminal activity
4. Prosecute librarians or keepers of any other records if they tell anyone the government subpoenaed information related to a terror investigation
5. Americans may be jailed without being charge or being able to confront witnesses against them. US citizens labeled "unlawful combatants" have been held incommunicado and refused attorneys.
The Patriot Act violates the 1st, 4th and 6th amendment
Susan Lindauer was one of the first non Arab US citizens to be charge under special judicial provisions of the Patriot Act. She recalls her first hand accounts in the book "Extreme Prejudice"
The Nation Defense Authorization Act empowers the Armed Forces to engage in civilian law enforcement and to selectively suspend due process and habeas corpus, as well as other rights guaranteed by the 4th, 5th, 6th & 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, for terror suspects apprehended on U.S. soil. The NDAA authorizes indefinite detention and assassination of US citizens on US soil and abroad without trial.
4. S.O.P.A., P.I.P.A., A.C.T.A. & C.I.S.P.A.
Stop Online Piracy Act, Protect IP Act, Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement & Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act would give the United States the ability to take down websites that contain copyright material effectively censoring the internet under the guise of battling illegal downloading. These bills would also allow the government to acquire any and all information of your internet history under the guise of anti terrorism. These Acts violate the 1st amendment and internet freedom.
National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order effectively gives the President dictatorial powers and establishes martial law during peacetime. It allows the government to commandeer all domestic U.S. resources, including food and water. It authorizes the seizure of all infrastructure, energy, and transportation within the U.S. and to forcibly draft American citizens into the military. It refers to harnessing American citizens to fulfill “labor requirements” for the purposes of national defense.
6. Enemy Expatriation Act
The Enemy Expatriation Act is a short, yet dangerous bill. The purpose of the bill is to add ‘engaging in or supporting hostilities against the United States' to the list of acts for which United States nationals would lose their nationality. This legislation blatantly gives the United States the authority to strip American citizens of their citizenship by just disagreeing with them.
7. Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act
The "Anti Protest Bill" restricts people from entering or blocking public areas that have been closed off by Secret Service while a person under their protection is passing through. The law also included major public events, such as the Inauguration and Presidential campaigns. This is a clear violation of the 1st amendment the right to exercise freedom of speech and peacefully assemble.
8. FAA Re-authorization and Reform Act
Federal Aviation Administration Re-authorization and reform act to develop, by 2015, regulations for licensing and testing the drones. This would pave the way for government to fly drones in U.S. airspace.
The use of drones in U.S. airspace raises serious concerns about privacy. Steven Aftergood, of the project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists is quoted as saying: “There are serious policy questions on the horizon about privacy and surveillance, by both government agencies and commercial entities.”
The Electronic Frontier Foundation asserts that using drones domestically, in a non-military function raises significant privacy concerns. Many drones have the capacity to operate unseen, which would permit the government to monitor citizens without their knowledge. The agency estimates that as many as 30,000 drones could be patrolling the air by 2020.
A new bill making its way through Congress could allow the federal government to prevent Americans who owe back taxes from leaving the country.
Constitutional Attorney Angel Reyes says that’s a violation of due process and is unconstitutional. “It takes away your right to enter or exit the country based upon a non-judicial IRS determination that you owe taxes,” Reyes told FOX Business. “It’s a scary thought that our congressional representatives want to give the IRS the power to detain US citizens over taxes, which could very well be in dispute.”
Financial Adviser Clark Hodges says the measure is especially concerning given the high number of taxpayers it could affect. “There are so many people that fall into that situation, and I think that’s too invasive. Especially coming out of a bad economy there are a lot of people behind on a lot of things,” he told Fox Business.
An executive order is an order or directive issued by the head of the executive branch at some level of government. The term executive order is most commonly applied to orders issued by the President. Executive orders may also be issued at the state level by a state's governor or at the local level by the city's mayor.
U.S. Presidents have issued executive orders since 1789, usually to help officers and agencies of the executive branch manage the operations within the federal government itself. Executive orders have the full force of law, since issuances are typically made in pursuance of certain Acts of Congress, some of which specifically delegate to the President some degree of discretionary power, or are believed to take authority from a power granted directly to the Executive by the Constitution. However, these perceived justifications cited by Presidents when authoring Executive Orders have come under criticism for exceeding Executive authority; at various times throughout U.S. history, challenges to the legal validity or justification for an order have resulted in legal proceedings.
Here is a list of some alarming executive orders:
E.O. 13010 - Seizure of the "Critical Infrastructure." Seizure of computer systems, the Internet, satellite systems and telephone and communications systems, by the federal government. Empowerment of the U.S. Armed Forces to perform the functions of government in event of national emergency.
E.O. 10995 - Seizure of the communications media.
E.O. 10997 - Seizure of all electric power and utility systems, fuels, and minerals.
E.O. 10998 - Seizure of all food supplies and resources and all farms and farm equipment.
E.O. 10999 and E.O. 11005 - Seizure of all means of transportation, including company and personal cars, trucks, trains, airlines, river and ocean vessels, and vehicles and conveyances of any kind, and control over all highways, waterways, and air routes.
E.O. 1100 - Mandatory induction of any and all America workers for government projects or missions, placing the entire U.S. work force under the federal government.
E.O. 1101 - Seizure of all health, education, and welfare facilities and equipment.
E.O. 11002 - Empowers the Postmaster General to register all U.S.A. men, women, and children and to issue a national I.D. card.
E.O. 11004 - Seizure of all housing and finances and the power to direct the relocation of people and resources into designated communities.
E.O. 11051 - Empowers the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with the authority to independently put Executive Orders into effect in event of increased international tension or economic, financial, or military crises.
E.O. 13083 - Centralizes all government powers and authority – national, state, and local – in the federal government. Overrides the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and makes all state and local laws and regulations subservient and inferior to those of the federal government. Also empowers the federal government to control the social and religious behavior of the people by stating that federal law shall "define the moral, political, and legal character of their lives."
12. Disregard for the War Powers Resolution
The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541-1548) is a federal law intended to check the power of the President in committing the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress. The resolution was adopted in the form of a United States Congress joint resolution; this provides that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress or in case of “a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.”
Obama’s Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told Congress that international permission trumped Congressional permission for US military action. The stunning remarks came before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Panetta’s belief that President Obama does not need congressional approval before committing American troops to military action is in direct violation of the War Powers Act.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey agrees that “international permission,” rather than Congressional approval, provides a ‘legal basis’ for military action by the United States. Dempsey said “we act at the consent of a government, so were “invited in”. He makes it sound like birthday party invitation, “were invited in to go wage war”.
The War Powers Resolution was disregarded by President Clinton in 1999, during the bombing campaign in Kosovo, and again by President Obama in 2011, when he did not seek congressional approval for attack on Libya, arguing that the Resolution did not apply to that action.
13. The Federal Reserve & Inflation
The Dollar Has Been Sustainably Devalued Since The Creation Of The Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve Is Actually A Privately Owned Bank And Has Never Been Audited. Its shareholders are private banks. In fact, 100% of its shareholders are private banks. None of its stock is owned by the government. The Federal Reserve Is Also Able To Create & Print Money Out Of Thin Air Which Causes Massive Inflation.
A particularly severe panic in 1907 provided the motivation for renewed demands for banking and currency reform. The following year Congress enacted the Aldrich-Vreeland Act which provided for an emergency currency and established the National Monetary Commission to study banking and currency reform.
The chief of the bipartisan National Monetary Commission was financial expert and Senate Republican leader Nelson Aldrich. Aldrich set up two commissions — one to study the American monetary system in depth and the other, headed by Aldrich himself, to study the European central-banking systems and report on them. Aldrich went to Europe opposed to centralized banking, but after viewing Germany's banking system, he came away believing that a centralized bank was better than the government-issued bond system that he had previously supported. Centralized banking was met with much opposition from politicians, who were suspicious of a central bank and who charged that Aldrich was biased due to his close ties to wealthy bankers such as J.P. Morgan and his daughter's marriage to John D. Rockefeller, Jr. In 1910, Aldrich and executives representing the banks of J.P. Morgan, Rockefeller, and Kuhn, Loeb & Co., secluded themselves for 10 days at Jekyll Island, Georgia. The executives included Frank A. Vanderlip, president of the National City Bank of New York, associated with the Rockefellers; Henry Davison, senior partner of J.P. Morgan Company; Charles D. Norton, president of the First National Bank of New York; and Col. Edward House, who would later become President Woodrow Wilson's closest adviser and founder of the Council on Foreign Relations. There, Paul Warburg of Kuhn, Loeb, & Co. directed the proceedings and wrote the primary features of what would be called the Aldrich Plan. Despite meeting in secret, from both the public and the government, the importance of the Jekyll Island meeting was revealed three years after the Federal Reserve Act was passed, when journalist Bertie Charles Forbes wrote an article about the "hunting trip" in 1916. The 1911-12 Republican plan was proposed by Aldrich to solve the banking dilemma, a goal which was supported by the American Bankers’ Association. It provided for one great central bank, the National Reserve Association, with a capital of at least $100 million and with 15 branches in various sections. The branches were to be controlled by the member banks on a basis of their capitalization. The National Reserve Association would issue currency, based on gold and commercial paper, that would be the liability of the bank and not of the government. It would also carry a portion of member banks’ reserves, determine discount reserves, buy and sell on the open market, and hold the deposits of the federal government. The branches and businessmen of each of the 15 districts would elect thirty out of the 39 members of the board of directors of the National Reserve Association. After months of hearings, amendments, and debates the Federal Reserve Act passed Congress in December, 1913. The bill passed the House by an overwhelming majority of 298 to 60 on December 22, 1913 and passed the Senate the next day by a vote of 43 to 25.An earlier version of the bill had passed the Senate 54 to 34, but almost 30 senators had left for Christmas vacation by the time the final bill came to a vote.
"Some people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders." - Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee in the 1930s
Gold a much stronger hedge against inflation. Notice how gold does not lose its value compared to the dollar. Prices increase drastically not primarily because of supply and demand but because of inflation.
Many states are beginning to legislate the use of gold and silver as legal tender.
The economic turmoil in the euro zone should be a beacon in the sky pointing to the dangers of debt. Greece and multiple other countries have had their sovereign debt rating downgraded by the S&P. Greece is now at a selective default. Notice The United States has more dept per capita than Greece. The united states has also been downgraded TWICE! for the first time in history from AAA to AA+ and now just AA. Economic turmoil is inevitable.
15. World Reserve Currency Changing
For decades, the use of the U.S. dollar has been absolutely dominant in international trade. This has had tremendous benefits for the U.S. financial system and for U.S. consumers, and it has given the U.S. government tremendous power and influence around the globe. The use of the Dollar globally is declining though. Multiple nations are beginning to trade in other currencies and gold. These nations include Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Iran, Japan, United Arab Emirates & Saudi Arabia. If the dollar does lose it's reserve currency status then prices on virtually everything will increase.
10 Reasons Why The Reign Of The Dollar As The World Reserve Currency Is About
To Come To An End
Hyperinflation is monetary inflation occurring at a very high rate, to be more precise a monthly inflation rate of at least 50%
Four Factors That Can Trigger Hyperinflation As Listed By Philip Cagan's "The Monetary Dynamics Of Hyperinflation"
The general population prefers to keep its wealth in non-monetary assets or in a relatively stable foreign currency. Amounts of local currency held are immediately invested to maintain purchasing power.
The general population regards monetary amounts not in terms of the local currency but in terms of a relatively stable foreign currency. Prices may be quoted in that foreign currency.
Sales and purchases on credit take place at prices that are increased by an amount that will compensate for the expected loss of purchasing power during the credit period, even if the period is short.
Interest rates, wages and prices are linked to a price index and the cumulative inflation rate over three years approaches, or exceeds, 100%.
Some Historical Instances Of Hyperinflation
Hungry 1927 - 1946. On July 31st 1946 the inflation rate was so high that the exchange rate was 1 U.S. Dollar to 460000000000000000000000000000 Pengo. That is 4.6 x 10^29
Ukraine 1992 - 1996
Yugoslavia 1989 - 1994
Zimbabwe 2004-2007 with an inflation rate up to 11,000%
The Transportation Security Administration has cost Americans not only billions of dollars but also their right to privacy & liberty under the guise of preventing terrorism.
The military industrial complex is a concept commonly used to refer to policy and monetary relationships between legislators, national armed forces, and the defense industrial base that supports them. These relationships include political contributions, political approval for defense spending, lobbying to support bureaucracies, and beneficial legislation and oversight of the industry.