THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: WAS NOT THE WORK OF HOUDINI OR MAY BE IT WAS
By Fahim A. Knight-El
Who was really behind the U.S. Government shutdown? This unceremonious event caused the
U.S. economy to lose over 24
billion dollars during the so-called sixteen (16) day government
shutdown. Will someone please tell me what sense does this make when here is
a nation already strapped for cash and has become one of the
leading debtor nations in the world; unless those in control had
some covert manipulative scam in the inner workings, which has
gone undetected by the masses and has yet to readily reveal itself
relative to the unseen agenda. I suspect the same culprits who were
behind the government shutdown, are the same ones behind inducing all past social phenomenon
and will continuing having their hands in
determining the future direction of humanity.
The Confederates in the U.S. Congress are bent on destroying America's first black president by any means necessary, even if it means, holding the American people hostage and if these good ole boys totally had their way, it would be easy to imagining them summoning federal and state troops and seizing the White House (imprisoning the sitting president and his cabinet) and declaring Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and may be even Ohio as the 'New U.S. Capitol'. This is the type of vitriol and mean-spirited hatred that is running through the veins of some of these modern confederates who dresses up in dark business suits and neck ties (and is called senators and congresspersons).
Yet, I do think when the government fails the people, as in the government shutdown case and did not act responsible towards the political and social interest of the American people then there should be a provision in the U.S. Constitution that gives the people the legal right to suffer no unwarranted tyrannical and oppressive actions by lawmakers who were intentionally being derelict in their duties to defend and protect the United States Constitution from foreign and domestic enemies (the actions of the U.S. Congress posed a clear and imminent danger to the overall stability of the people and the U.S. Government). I am not a legal or constitutional law expert, but perhaps some would argue that this type of language is already covered in the U.S. Constitution. The government shutdown should have been viewed as a breech and compromise of U.S. National Security, but these elected low-level operatives were allowed to just walk away from this economic disruption and the elected government officials led sabotage only became a sign of business as usual. Many of them continued to receiving their government salaries (taxpayer’s money) during the shutdown. I am all for the right to dissent and I believe that dissension brings about balance to governmental power and authority. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and others, their dissention were racially motivated coupled by an attack on the poor and simanteously ensuring that the wealthy continues as the beneficiaries of our misery. This was nothing but a shrewd game of chess that has been rigged like some Las Vegas poker game and the winners have already been predetermined (the cheating is so sophisticated and high tech that it cannot be detect by the naked eye).
Now, the conventional response to this type of derelict in political duty would be that our focus should be on organizing grassroots voter's mobilization strategies and devising tactics and establishing a real political movement in order to effectively bring about change. I am intentionally hinting at Third Party Politics which has always been stifled by the power of the two corporate political parties. What political strategies after this debacle do we have to alter the upcoming midterm elections and change the faces of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate? However, the two corporate parties wield so much power and influence in which I lost optimism in the voting process along time ago. I will continue to echo this, our vote don't mean a damn thing, it is just an exercise design to keep the masses pacified and believing that we have the influence to determining how we desire to see our democracy shaped by engaging in the electoral process (what an ideological sham) .
The true wealth holders of the
United States and the globe, they
do not cast ballots, but it is they who determine the outcomes of all
influential elections and all big elections are won and lost in their financial
and political interest. Voting has never been about the empowerment of the
masses, it is only a symbolic illusion to give the impression to the U.S
citizens of being a participatory democracy and government led by the people. I
was taught in my eight grade civics course that this was what made
our democracy unique, which set us apart from other forms of government. But it
was because of my personal brainwashing and indoctrination (public
education) that early on naively entrapped my thinking (it was design to make all of us robotic), it was drilled into me
that Communism and Socialism as forms of government did not
allow the people to openly disagree with the State (no doubt U.S.
propaganda at its best—destroy young fashionable and impressionable minds from
having the ability to ever become critical thinkers).
They trained us to believe that we so-called enjoyed a high level of freedoms and individual rights under our American system of democracy (capitalism has away of creating illusions and it confuses fact from fiction)) and it has always been easier for us to point out the oppression and atrocities that have taking place on distance lands and have difficulty coming to grips with our own oppression being carried out under the banner of democracy. Yet, since 9/11 the
United States has become a
totalitarian form of government (and a police state) and
President Obama is equal to any Despot that has entered into recent world
The American people are steadily losing all of their civil liberties and we have become so dumb down that we are applauding the government and do not have a clue that this new level of heighten security has very little to do with domestic terrorism or global terrorism; this is well documented in Noam Chomsky work titled, "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest For Global Dominance". The sun is just about to set on western society and her decline is inevitable. Obama has issued in a new form of imperialism, which in reality, is a continuation of George W. Bush's Foreign Policy agenda (Bush Doctrine)—either you are with us or against us—this is the ultimatum that Islamic and Developing Nations faces today in particular, those that disagrees with the
day political course and have the courage to express some type of independence
and sovereignty such as Iran, Syria, North Korea, Cuba, Yemen and
a few others are immediately demonized and isolated. Obama’s era should be called ‘Drone Diplomacy’ he is responsible
for high level international assassinations, as well as using drones to reap
havoc in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa, which has led to the killings of innocent
people around the world.
But we have an even greater problem, which is some of our state governments and elected federal government officials have been hijacked by far rightwing Tea Party conservatives who are putting forth a reactionary political agenda. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and his rightwing Tea Party Constituents are only convenient patsies put in place by the Hidden Hand to further carryout the agenda of the Rockefellers and the Rothchilds disguised in the name of being so-called good American patriots who are leading the charge for liberty and a decentralized Federal Government. The poor is not the enemy to the stability of the United States of America, but Paul knows the driving force of America’s economic instability are the international bankers (if he didn't know he could have just asked his father former Texas Congressman Ron Paul surely daddy Paul understands the Triangle of Deception), but these type pawns are about political self-interest and they are paid informants to keep the charade going. Gary Allen and Larry Abraham in their book titled, "None Dare Call it Conspiracy" the authors maintained that the Power Elite systematically apply pressure from the bottom and pressure from the top (interpreted to mean they control the militant radical thought as well as the conservative thought and everything else in-between).
Yet, Senator Paul's home state of
Kentucky is one of the
poorest states in the union (plagued with high unemployment and is simanteously a haven for Big Corporate Shelters and is an anti-workers union state) when it comes to per capita income. Why would
the U.S. Congress, John Boehner and the Republican Party and President
Barack Obama and the Democrats desire to see the 'havenots' even more
destitute? The Wall Street Bankers never loses they often profit more during
times of fear and panic—they have the power to summons the president and
the Speaker of the House (often it is their lobbying money that has
Congressional leaders and these puppets are mandated to hear and obey). The decisions
they are mandated to make, are not about the feelings and emotions or
interest of neither the voting electorate nor their loyal constituents—American
politics is about money and the positioning of power. The two-party system functions from the same premise,
which is to do nothing to interfere or impede the interest of the wealth
holders; therefore the laws and rules are written to ensure wealth will
continue to flow in their coffers uninterrupted. Perhaps many of you might even
believe that the GOP and the Democratic Party are politically different and
fail to understand that both parties only serve the interest of Fortune 500
companies and the Super Elite.
This is moving us closer to the final frontier in preparation for another Great Depression. How prepared are we to having to deal with food being rationed out, no running water and/or electricity, as well as the government declaring Martial Law? The government is broke and strap for cash (they must find ways to jettison useless human baggage and the poor has become expendable). The federal government doesn’t have the financial reserves it had just 50 years ago but the dismantling process started many years ago, I advise my readers to go back and read Alvin Tofflers book titled, “Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave”; corporate down sizing and corporate outsourcing were calculated business decisions in which the social scientist (at least the wise amongst them) knew early on that this trend would have a tremendous negative affect on the economic, political and social outcome on the future of the United States to remain a world economic superpower. This along with massive debt has rendered at least five unborn generations who will be plague with digging themselves out of a hold that was created for them by those who practice greed as a trade and was not concern with
This ultimately isn’t about who has the best fiscal plans (neither party has a real solution to solving the 17 trillion dollar national deficit—its greed that has brought the global economy to its knees that 1% who controls 99% of the world’s wealth is the most dangerous sector to the freedoms of all humanity. It is
that is keeping our government afloat in which we will never be able to
fully pay the debt back and a total economic collapse of the United States
economy is on the immediate horizon and is inevitable and at the same time
they are steadily sensitizing the poor even more with their
own poverty. They actually used the 9/11 hoax to steal massive national
and international monetary reserves (huge amounts of gold and silver were never
recovered) that were housed in underground vaults beneath the World Trade
Center—Larry Silverstein and the Secret Cabal got off like fat rats in a cheese
factory—Federal Reserve Bank of New York was a key player in this deception.
The American people life styles since 2008 have depreciated. Some have this faint idea that these crisis are going to blow over and we are going to return to pre 2008 living standards, but many of us have not taking notice that we have economically digressed to almost substandard living conditions that will soon equal to what we (the working poor and the middle class) see in developing nations (or what Capitalist and bloodsuckers of the poor refer to as 'Third World' nations). We have allowed the Elitist and the Hidden Hand to move towards stripping us bone raw of the wither all to exist as human beings (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness). They are now consistently passing on the debt to the poor by blaming the 'havenots' for
America's economic woes and
using our elected officials in congress as front men to dupe us into
believing that President Obama and the Democratic Party are
responsible for the escalating national deficit. Just ask yourself, who do we
owe this astronomical debt?
This article was not written as an apologist and in defense of President Obama or to exonerate this operative because he too works in the interest of the Hidden Hand and is very much down with the duping. Most people are not familiar with the Bank For International Settlements (the mother of all Central Banks) located in Basel, Switzerland, which dictates how the global Central Banking systems functions and determine the value of the world currency, but most of all dictates the inflation index—they allow the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England to infuse the printing of worthless currency as a short term monetary solution to propping up their economies in which the Federal Reserve Chairman knows that this is not even a temporary fix, but it is this variables that will also fuel future wars and the stealing of defenseless nations resources (this is the real objective behind those that manipulates the global flow of money). The printing of worthless currency should be outlawed, it is this phenomenon that also feeds the necessity for the Military Industrial Complex. For example, Syria, Mali, Iraq, Egypt and Afghanistan are prime examples of this agenda—the entire African continent is in trouble in particular, as resources becomes more scarce weaker nations will become prime targets for exploitation by Eastern Powers and Western European Powers.
The European Common Market and the power of the Euro have lost value in Europe and around the world because similar to the United States Dollar it is driven not solely by global markets and/or how well commodities are performing, but wars/debt/famines are the primary social variables that impacts on the economic and financial projections of how the Euro performs. European nations in recent history have not created sustainable domestic and international trade surpluses in which could prohibited what we saw taking place the last few years in
European nation on the brink of economic collapse—this could have had a serious
domino affect throughout the entire European region. This also includes European nations such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland.
Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve authored a monumental book titled, "Alan Greenspan: The Age of Turbulence" who was appointed to the Governors of the Federal Reserve by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 and served until 2006. Mr. Greenspan was one of the most brilliant 'Money Changers' of the 20th century; yet I was taking aback after spending a few weeks reading a 531 page book written by this global economist guru in which he did not dedicate one paragraph to explaining how the Central Banking system function. I read the book because I was in search of some inside information relative to international banking and the Federal Reserve System. How much money is enough money?
Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK (http://fahimknightsworld.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-government-shutdown-was-not-work-of.html) located in
Durham, NC; our
mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the
pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and
reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces,
but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world
will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be
willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power.
Fahim A. Knight-El can be reached at fahimknight@ yahoo.com.
Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El