James Corbett, May 22nd, 2013.
“Tyranny” in the popular imagination is something that exists safely in the past. It's the stuff of museums and oil paintings of long dead emperors and grainy black-and-white footage of goosestepping Europeans. “Surely there are no tyrants these days,” say the masses. “Not in our modern western democracies.”
This is a perception that is based purely on optics. Tyrants carry scepters and wear crowns. Or they wear military uniforms and scream like madmen. They aren't the shirt-and-tie wearing, smiling, baby-kissing political candidates in Washington or London or Berlin or Tokyo.
But in the real world tyrants are not identified by sight, they are identified by actions. So are our modern day governments tyrannical?
One of the surest signs that you are living in a tyranny is that there is a two-tier system of justice: one for the tyrants and their friends, another for everyone else. Is this so in America? Of course it is. One need only look at the recent jailing of Lauryn Hill for one somewhat trivial example of this phenomenon. Like Wesley Snipes before her, she was dragged to court and eventually jailed for money allegedly owing to the IRS. The same IRS that recently attempted to cover up its politically motivated targeting of peaceful Americans by a pre-scripted lame duck apology. The hypocrisy is overwhelming: former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was himself a tax evader, having failed to pay over $40,0...
December 7th, 2012:
Once again, in the grand tradition of American muckrakers, Stephen Lendman strikes to the heart of Wall Street/government collusion to protect the powerful and drive ordinary Americans into the Third World ditch. Here’s some straight talk on unaffordable health care, unrepayable student debt, bankrupt cities, money printing madness, trillion dollar tax havens, IMF financial terrorism, the austerity hoax, banksters’ market-rigging thievery, and the domestic police, media and legislative repression set to keep all that in place.
February 16th, 2012:
The thesis of this book by John Benson is that, based upon Murray, G.M. Leasing, and the government’s admission to the Supreme Court in 1977, and put into plain English, all IRS processes and procedures are, in substance and effect, simply the ancient English revenue processes and procedures employed by the king’s revenue officials in the Exchequer (Treasury) in 1791 dressed up in modern garb. To be sure, the author claims, the words used are different and not easily understood. However, as the Murray Court stated clearly, “The name bestowed upon it cannot affect its constitutional validity.” 59 U.S. 272, 276 (1856). Link.
February 4th, 2012:
Set against a world in turmoil, The Matrix of Evil portrays the plight of five individuals whose bond of friendship is challenged by revolution, war, and the corruption of power.
January 6th, 2012:
American Free Press called this new book “an amazing encyclopedia” and “the final word on some of the biggest conspiracies in American history,” and I can tell you that I recommend it very highly. Florida talk-show host Bobby Lee said, “The Introduction alone is worth the price of the book.”
July 13th, 2011:
How Wall Street Fleeces AmericaThe 1913 Federal Reserve Act let powerful bankers usurp money creation authority in violation of the Constitution's Article I, Section 8, giving only Congress the power to "coin Money (and) regulate the Value thereof...." Thereafter, powerful bankers used their control over money, credit and debt for private self-enrichment, bankrolling and colluding with Congress and administrations to implement laws favoring them.
How Wall Street Fleeces America
The 1913 Federal Reserve Act let powerful bankers usurp money creation authority in violation of the Constitution's Article I, Section 8, giving only Congress the power to "coin Money (and) regulate the Value thereof...." Thereafter, powerful bankers used their control over money, credit and debt for private self-enrichment, bankrolling and colluding with Congress and administrations to implement laws favoring them.
August 19th, 2010:
Breaking the Demopublican Monopoly --2004 publication.
Breaking the Demopublican Monopoly: How to Unify the Political Right with a Third Party that Can Win. By Nelson Hultberg (with a special Appendix by Antal E. Fekete) We are taught in school that the strength of the American political system lies in the fact that we have a "two-party process." This is akin to teaching that babies come from storks. The reality is that America is now a one-party state. The Democratic and Republican parties have become nothing but two divisions of the same party -- the Central Leviathan Party. The Demopublicans now tax over 50% of our earnings every year. They steal hundreds of billions from our savings through currency debasement. They have brought us a national debt of over $7 trillion. They have saddled us with $45 trillion in unfunded liabilities to come due on the backs of our children. They have bankrupted us as a nation. It is a fallacy to say that third parties in America cannot work. All third parties like the Libertarians and Reformers that have sprung up in the past century have been built upon two strategic flaws that doom them to failure. Correct these two fundamental errors, and a genuine challenge to the Demopublicans can be launched. In this book, Nelson Hultberg shows how to avoid these two errors and attract millions of voters to the cause of freedom and Constitutional government. He outlines a daring, innovative political strategy that will stop the growth of the federal Leviathan cold and rebuild our nation upon gold money and fair taxation. Website: www.afr.org