Monthly Archives: November 2013

Don’t Worry Barry, You’re Safe.

obamaOn November 19th, three days before the fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, somebody by the name of Everest Wilhelmsen posted an apparent threat against President Obama on his Facebook page:

“We now have authority to shoot Obama, i.e., to kill him. His willful violations and alienation of our Constitution, constant disregard for our peaceful protests and corruption of all the three branches of government, (i.e., rogue and illegitimate government), reveal the dictator that he is. Obama and his co-conspirators disrespect our Constitution (constitutional rule of law) and abuse the American people.  The authority to kill Obama comes from the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution: He is levying war on the United States and aiding and comforting our foreign enemies – the 2nd Amendment gives us the right and duty (authority) to engage an enemy of the United States that does so with the design to reduce us under absolute Despotism. I would be very surprised, if Obama does not leave Washington DC today (Nov. 19th) … never to return, if he is not dead within the month. PLEASE JOIN US AT CHRISTIAN AMERICAN PATRIOTS MILITIA: https://www.facebook.com/groups/417199228403274”

Most of the media is describing Wilhelmsen as the leader of a right-wing militia group, the Christian American Patriots Militia.  Excuse my snickering, but really?  To be specific, Everest Wilhelmsen is the administrator of a Facebook group called Christian American Patriots Militia.  As far as anybody knows, there is no actual militia, no compound and no stash of weapons.  In fact, a simple Google search turns up no website, manifesto or other discussion about Mr. Wilhelmsen or the Christian American Patriots Militia- only the aforementioned Facebook pages and other articles about the so-called “threat”.  I don’t buy it.  I dunno, maybe it’s the group’s name, Christian American Patriots Militia, and the fact that all of these groups are currently being attacked by the Obama Administration and portrayed as potential terrorists: Christians, Americans, patriots and militia groups.  How convenient, right?  What better excuse would the Administration need to escalate the crackdown on their enemies than “evidence” those crazy freedom lovers are beginning to talk armed revolution?  Is the next “threat” on Obama’s life going to come from the Racist Tea Party Veterans Militia?  Or perhaps the Gun Owners Against Obamacare Militia?

I decided to analyze this a little further.  Upon visiting Wilhelmsen’s page on Facebook, I must say that it appears legit, in other words, it appears to be created by a real person and not a fabricated profile and timeline created by a government operative.  While the original post from November 19th has been removed, the rest of the page is intact.  Incidentally, he’s still posting, with his most recent update occurring on November 23rd- a link to a WordPress blog post by a man named Thomas Mick entitled “The Duty of Our Oath”.  Wilhelmsen’s posts seem to be in line with a person having a conservative Christian bent.  With the exception of his anti-Muslim beliefs, I found myself to be mostly in agreement with his politics.  He’s definitely anti-Obama, anti-police state and pro-Constitution.  The page for the Christian American Patriots Militia currently has over 1,500 group members.  I didn’t care to join the group, so I couldn’t see any content, although the page’s cover image depicting the nation’s Capitol (in the layout of a cross) and Jesus cracking a whip at a group of suits was illuminating.  Poking around a little more, I also discovered a WordPress blog apparently authored by Wilhlmsen entitled ofthehighest, where he discusses law and human rights.  Featured prominently on the homepage is an article discussing “Grundgesetz”, which is Germany’s Basic Law (Constitution).  According to the article, one of the fundamental principles of Grundgesetz is the idea that “All state authority emanates from the people”.  Many of Wilhelmsen’s Facebook posts are re-posts from his blog or shares from other Islamaphobic Facebook pages.

What can we gather from all this?  Everest Wilhelmsen believes the world is being overrun with Muslims bent on destroying all of Christendom.  He apparently also believes the United States to be a Christian nation, and that President Obama is secretly a Muslim working to undermine American values and pave the way for Sharia law to supplant the Constitution.  Paranoid anyone?  I will agree that the persecution of Christians by Islamic radicals around the world is intolerable and the lack of outrage from Christians is puzzling.  Since the events of September 11th, 2001, Muslims have become a protected group, and criticism of Islam- even the horrendous actions of radical jihadists, is routinely ignored by the media.  This behavior has arisen from a flawed belief that America deserved to be attacked on September 11th because of our meddling in the Muslim world, and much of Obama’s foreign policy has been aimed at appeasing Muslims.  Certainly President Obama, in concert with Congress and the Supreme Court, has done plenty to weaken our Constitution and further the expansion of the authoritarian police state, but not because he is secretly a Muslim; he is a puppet working to acclimate Americans to globalist rule.  To view all Muslims as enemies is ignorant, and the United States is not a strictly Christian nation, although we should not deny the strong Christian influence on our nation’s founding.  If Wilhelmsen claims to be a supporter of the Constitution, then he clearly understands the government is forbidden from creating an establishment of religion, therefore, Christianity can not be declared the official national religion of the United States anymore than Islam or any other faith.  Likewise, the Constitution also prevents the government from interfering with the free exercise of religion- any religion.  Let’s not forget that atrocities in the name of God have also been perpetrated by Christians throughout history.  Any human being possessing the Spirit of the Creator, regardless of religious tradition, should denounce evil wherever it is found.

Assuming Wilhelmsen and his Facebook group are real, as my investigation suggests, did his post constitute a real threat to President Obama?  Hardly.  His statement suggests that under the Second Amendment of the Constitution, the people have the authority to engage an enemy of the United States, but it is Article Three of the United States Constitution which discusses treason:

“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

Whether or not that description applies to President Obama is debatable, but Wilhelmsen seems to be playing legal hopscotch between the Second Amendment, Article Three of the Constitution and the oaths that all elected officials and members of the Armed Forces take, whereby they swear to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

If we are to believe the propaganda that passes for journalism in this country, just weeks ago, a shooter with a note in his bag entered LAX airport aiming to “kill TSA and pigs” because his Constitutional rights were being infringed upon.  If recent incidents like these are not false flags, could it be that frustration with Obama’s tyrannical regime is beginning to culminate in these sorts of imprudent actions?  I wonder.  It is interesting to note that while the media has made a big fuss over Wilhelmsen’s post, in their ceaseless campaign to demonize the Right, why is it that he’s still posting updates on Facebook and not in an FBI interrogation room?  If President Obama was really in danger, don’t you think he’d be giving speeches behind bullet-proof glass?  I mean, wouldn’t that be smart anyways, considering he’s the nation’s first Black president, what with all those racist Tea Party wackos out there just waiting for their opportunity to pick him off?  The reality is, racism in America is overblown.  It is the Obama Administration and phony civil rights activists like Al Sharpton who are mostly responsible for stirring up racial and class tensions.  After all, it took a majority of White, middle-class voters to elect Obama.  The so-called enemies of the state are law abiding citizens, standing against a criminal government.  It takes a trained professional to kill a president.  At this stage in the game, the powers that be have little to fear from Christian patriots or Cletus and his shotgun.

Kennedy may have been America’s last real president, and he was killed.  Martin Luther King Jr. was a real civil rights activist, and he was killed.  When Malcolm X split from the Nation of Islam, abandoned its Black supremacist ideologies and began to speak of human rights, equality and peace, he was murdered.  President Obama likes to compare himself to Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, but he is far from either.  Not that any man is without faults, but it seems to me it is the good people in the line of fire. As long as you are doing the bidding of your corporate controllers, you’re safe.  And Obama fits that profile perfectly.  It really doesn’t matter if he’s Black or White, Christian or Muslim, Republican or Democrat; these are insignificant details.  Just don’t go getting a conscience or anything Barry, otherwise be on the watch for CIA assassins.

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Tagger Flouts Globalist Mantra

drink_waterDuring a recent trip to Walmart, I was delighted by what I read tagged on a Coke machine outside the entrance.  Right below the Walmart slogan, “Save Money.  Live Better.” was the line “Drink Water” in white paint pen.  Hah!  Really, do we save money when we ploink seventy-five cents into a soda machine and get a twelve ounce can of colored, carbonated, caffeinated, sugar-water that likely cost Coca-Cola twenty-five cents to manufacture and ship?  Do we live better with all the health problems associated with soda consumption, not to mention diet soda and the artificial sweetener aspartame?  The little hoodlum and his graffiti pen got me thinking.

Might we have more money and live better by not shopping at Walmart?  Lots of people loathe the place, but can’t seem to avoid it, either because it’s the only store within twenty-five miles that sells boxer shorts, bicycle chains and mini-blinds or because it’s the most affordable option.  In my case, both reasons apply.  It works like a tractor-beam and I’m not being overly dramatic, I’ve studied the physics of it.  I live in a small town.  Last week a brand new Walmart Supercenter held its grand opening here.  Perched on a hill like a stucco fortress overlooking the town, it eclipses the older, regular Walmart that opened back in the nineties.  Oh, you should have been there!  They brought out the spotlights and everything!  From a distance, you may have thought there was a film festival in town or heck, even a monster truck show.  They didn’t even have spotlights for the rodeos that took place over the summer.  Yes, it was the talk of the town:  “Have you been to the new Walmart yet?”  Yeesh.

As I shopped stealthily behind enemy lines, I realized this wasn’t just about Walmart, or soda for that matter.  I shop at Walmart.  I drink Coke.  You might be surprised to learn that I get SNAP benefits on an EBT card and I’m one of the millions of Americans who can’t afford health insurance for my family.  Didn’t you notice this is a free WordPress blog?  Instead of relying on government handouts in the form of food stamps and Obamacare, I would much prefer an occupation that offered a wage to support a family on.  I would like to buy my own health insurance, with my own money.  I don’t want to take from the haves to give to the have nots.

For my parent’s generation it was possible to find an entry-level job with training right out of high school.  All you had to do was show up and work hard; you could move up the ladder, make decent money and retire after forty years with a nice pension.  My folks both got two week paid vacations nearly every year and health insurance too.  It’s not that they worked harder; the opportunity they had as young adults has disappeared for my generation.  My generation has had to go back to college and rack up tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt, in a desperate effort to earn a degree that still doesn’t guarantee a job allowing one to buy a home or put one’s kids through college.  I have a college degree, work two jobs and struggle to put food on the table and keep the power on.  That’s how much this country has changed.

The debate over whether Walmart is a boon or bust to local economies has been raging for years; it’s not exactly news.  The retail chain is notorious for treating its employees like dirt, offering mostly temporary and part-time positions, low wages, crappy benefits, forced overtime, etc.  It’s also not a mystery that a majority of products (especially electronics, toys, clothing and housewares) sold at Walmart are manufactured very cheaply in other countries like China and India where the company can capitalize on cheap labor, cheap components and minimal safety regulations.  Furthermore, because the chain is so large, they have massive buying power, allowing them to rake in more profit by buying already cheaply produced products at bulk discounts.  The Supercenters also offer groceries, which means the grocery stores, delis and bakeries in town also suffer.  Don’t go to Napa Auto Parts for seat covers, go to Walmart.  Don’t go to Safeway for Frosted Flakes, go to Walmart.  Don’t go to Les Schwab for tires, go to Walmart.  And they ad-match too, so even if a local store dares to compete by having a really good sale, forget it.  At Walmart, it’s cheaper and it’s all in one place.  Save money, save time, that’s the mantra.  Some argue that’s a brilliant business model, others say it’s predatory.  What’s the difference?  That’s free-market capitalism, right?  What is not so well known is that Walmart uses billions in taxpayer money in the form of tax breaks, infrastructure assistance, grants and other subsidies to help fund its expansion.

Is saving money the catch-all for a dependent, globalized America?  As a society, we sacrifice a lot for the sake of low prices.  But therein lies the key to Walmart’s success.  Walmart thrives in a poor economy, where people have less and less to spend because wages are so low and good-paying, full-time work is disappearing.  But, they also drive the poor economy, and so do we, by shopping there.  It’s a cycle of dependence.

It’s not that folks who shop specialty marts and boutiques are all trendy snobs, but they can afford to buy all organic, sustainably-grown, non-GMO stuff.  They can afford artisan, hand-crafted, American made products.  The rest of us get cheap, microwavable slop, and vacuum cleaners that stop working after a few runs across the carpet.  I don’t hate the people who have nice homes along the lake.  They are not our enemy.  Perhaps they started a successful business or made smart investments.  Someday, I would love to own a home by the lake and a boat.  In America, that should remain an achievable goal for all, a reminder of the opportunities that exist in our nation.  The globalists want to strip away wealth and opportunity.  They want to nullify success and the values that have made America strong: innovation, ingenuity, determination and hard work.

Walmart is a key molecule in the globalist paradigm.  But Walmart is just one prominent example of how globalism destroys culture.  The landscape of our country is changing, and not for the better.  Not so long ago, individual cities had their own character and style, defined by their signature shops, stores and restaurants.  They were operated by local people, families and small-business owners.  Now, everything is homogenized and corporatized.   You can’t go anywhere in the United States without finding an Olive Garden, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Target or PetSmart.  Often, they’re all lined up together in the same shopping center.

The myth of globalism assures us that interdependence results in a more peaceful, equitable world.  The reality of globalism, however, is subjugation to authoritarian control.  It’s not about nations working together, caring and sharing, it’s about nations surrendering their sovereignty, wealth, resources and culture.  It is the arch-nemesis of liberty and independence.

It should be no surprise then that Walmart serves as the staging ground for economic crisis experimentation. When the corporate controlled government wants to test people’s response to malfunctioning EBT cards (either when they’re rendered useless or when they’re given an unlimited balance, both of which we witnessed last month), Walmart is used to gauge the reaction.  Why?  Because Walmart is everywhere, and they’re still spreading.  If you don’t have one nearby, you will soon.  When Black Friday rolls around this year, Walmart will hire armed guards in some locations and even set up SkyWatch surveillance towers in the parking lot.  Nobody complains.  It’s there to keep everyone safe while assaulting each other over cell phones and Furbys.  When the economy collapses, will the military use Walmart stores as distribution centers for your weekly ration of food, water and clothing?  Of course they will, because they know you’ll be there.