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Why Congress Should Serve People not Corporations

Original post made by Carol Brouillet, Barron Park, on Apr 22, 2012

The heart of the global economy is a war economy. War is big business, transnational corporations profit from the destruction and rebuilding of entire countries. A few benefit monetarily, but there is a tremendous cost involved for the vast majority of people, and the environmental toll is staggering. If we do not change the course that we are on, there will continue to be tremendous human suffering, an increasing gap between the rich and the poor, and environmental devastation that will render the entire planet uninhabitable for human life.

In order to support a war, people must be fooled or tricked; this has happened throughout human history. The U.S. is not immune to this pattern. An examination of the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, World War II, the Vietnam War, Gulf War I & II, and the war against Afghanistan reveal a number of hoaxes, and false flag operations.

Day of Deceit by Robert Stinnett challenges the surprise "Attack on Pearl Harbor." Stinnett provides evidence that F.D.R. asked for, received, and carried out an eight point plan that deliberately provoked the Japanese into attacking America. F.D.R. knew, in advance, of the attack on Pearl Harbor and failed to warn Admiral Kimmel, who became the "fall guy" for the devastating attacks.

His grandson, testified at the Toronto International Citizens Inquiry into 9-11, and mentioned that the CIA was created to "Prevent Another Pearl Harbor." As Pearl Harbor was used to create the "National Security State," and a CIA, notorious worldwide for overthrowing democracies and installing brutal military regimes, 9/11 has been used to expand the official US spy agencies, to facilitate a "Global Security State," and for the US to gain notoriety for war crimes, prison abuse, and torture.

The new growing markets are for surveillance equipment, mercenaries, and "private security firms." This trend does not bode well for civil or human rights anywhere in the world, especially in the wake of the largest financial heist in history. People are waking up, as their homes are stolen, and social services are slashed. No one is being held accountable, and those at the top are raking in millions and billions.

One of the greatest threats to U.S. policy, identified by the military, is their failure to be able to control all information, and convince people worldwide of the "benefits of US policy and military actions." Despite an enormous budget which allows the CIA to greatly influence news at home and abroad, there is such a huge disparity between physical reality and "spin" that people are questioning official statements about foreign policy, the war, the living conditions of people in nations occupied by U.S. forces, domestic policies. Worldwide opinion has turned against the U.S., particularly the doctrine of "pre-emptive war."

There is a simple solution to this problem. The U.S. should redirect its budget from "killing and controlling" via its military and spy agencies towards healing and helping people in the U.S. and the world who need and ask for assistance. A fraction of the military budget could supply good water, food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, education, utilities, and communications technologies to most of humanity.

The concentration of wealth and power points to how the situation could be reversed. There is the solution of monetary reform outlined by Representative Kucinich's HR 2990, which would nationalize the creation of money and use it to meet domestic needs. People need to have greater control over their own resources, land, water, utilities, food, and communications. Corporations must be prevented from privatizing the "commons" and reined in from exercising monopoly power over vital resources. Governments should serve and protect people. Departments which threaten and harm people, or the environment, upon which all life depends, should not be funded. Those departments and services which benefit and serve people, protect the environment, and the health and well being of the communities whose lives they touch should receive funding. There must be transparency, accountability, and an end to corporate welfare.

The trend has been to lower health, environmental, labor standards to "increase competition" in the name of "free trade." However "free trade" has meant a free ride for corporations seeking to evade taxes, exploit people and the environment for short-term profits. "Fair trade" encourages raising corporate taxes, raising wages, protecting people from unfair practices, raising environmental standards. We need to stop funding death and destruction, and put our time, money and energy into that which we love and value - life and a healthier, happier, better future for all beings.

By Carol Brouillet, Green Party Candidate for Congress in District 18

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Kimmel received 5 war warnings in the weeks before December 7 and yet Sunday December 7 he still maintained a Sunday schedule. It is not up to the President to order specific deployment, that is up to the commanders on site. Kimmel got the big bucks, Kimmel was to blame for his peacetime deployment.


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Posted by TOM KIMMEL
a resident of another community
on Apr 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

TOM KIMMEL is a registered user.

Only two alerts were ever sent to Hawaii. The first was on June 17, 1940 when General Marshall ordered General Herron to: IMMEDIATELY ALERT COMPLETE DEFENSIVE ORGANIZATION TO INTERCEPT POSSIBLE TRANS-PACIFIC RAID. The second alert was sent by Marshall on December 7th, 1941 to General Short and arrived after the attack.

The Navy never sent any alert to Hawaii.

Washington held intercepted Japanese diplomatic and spy communications that gave indications of the time, place, reason, and deceit plan to cover the Pearl Harbor attack, but sent none of this information to Hawaii.

There is a great deal more information on this matter on my website at:
Web Link

Regards,
Tom Kimmel


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