"I have no intention for the next weeks and months to be talking about this committee." - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi when asked by reporters at a press conference about the new Super Congress. (Source: Gregory Korte, USA Today, August 3, 2011).
"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. . . Things that we had postponed for too long, that were long-term, are now immediate and must be dealt with. This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before." - Chicago Mayor/Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. (Source: Gerald F. Seib, The Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2008).
"We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it." - Tennessee Williams
Nothing makes sense in Washington if you assume that the leading political figures in both parties care about the interests, freedoms and security of the American people. The political, media, and financial elite are pursuing an anti-democratic, anti-Constitution, and anti-American agenda.
This agenda includes the gutting of Social Security and Medicare, an endless war for empire, the economic, security and political unification of Mexico, America and Canada, and top-down control of the economy and society by a technocratic class that answers to criminal bankers and criminal corporations.
The creation of the Super Congress is another step in a process that began long ago, and won't end until the structures that underpin the American constitutional republic are destroyed once and for all. By the swish of a pen, the treasonous political leaders from both parties overstepped their colleagues, who are considered half-wits that are blocking their secret agenda. "This provision," said
Congressman Ron Paul, commenting on the Super Congress, "is an excellent way to keep spending decisions out of the reach of members who are not on board with the leadership's agenda."
Both President Obama and his comrades on the other side of the aisle are taking advantage of this hyped crisis to fundamentally change the character of the American political system and pass draconian laws without the active resistance of Congress. During a calmer state of affairs in Washington they would not have been able to get away with establishing a new legislative body which decisively ends the illusion that Washington can be held accountable to the American people through the voting box.
Time after time, we've seen the Hegelian dialectic being used in Washington against the American people. The 9/11 attacks produced a crisis of insecurity and public fear that led to the criminal invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, and gave the American people the Patriot(Traitor) Act.
Then in September 2008, the big criminal banks on Wall Street, led by Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson, generated their own crisis by threatening to blow up the financial system if Congressmen and Senators refused to pass the TARP Bailout bill. The American people's representatives were bombarded with a campaign of fear and propaganda, with the threat of Martial Law and economic collapse hanging over their heads, if they did not hand over trillions of dollars of the American people's money to the banks.
As financial analyst Max Kesier
, economist Dean Baker, economist Michael Hudson, and others have said over and over again: Wall Streetbanks and private central bankers regularly use terrorist tactics to get what they want, while leaving the American people to starve and die in their own country, and forcing millions of human beings to live like slaves without homes, without jobs, and without a future
The crisis that should define the political discourse in America and set the terms of the public debate is a political crisis and a legitimacy crisis, as pointed out by Catherine Austin Fitts, the former Assistant Secretary of Housing, in this interview
. This political crisis centers around the manipulations and hidden machinations of private bankers, aka financial terrorists, who are occupying America with the help of paid-off politicians, including President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner.
Once this crisis is recognized by the great majority of the American people it will be an easy thing to overcome it and restore America's financial independence. And the roots of this political crisis are very, very deep. It goes back to the assassination of JFK, and the creation of the illegal Federal Reserve System. Over the years this crisis has evolved for a reason: it has not been faced yet.
The crisis cannot be fully understood if people overlook the fact that a silent mutiny against America's constitutional republic took place in November 1963, when the security-intelligence-military-financial apparatus basically took over the office of the Presidency. The traitors had names and faces. Former CIA Director Allen Dulles is one of them. Another is former CIA Director/President George H. W. Bush.
Washington shifted from a constitutional republic to an invisible plutocratic dictatorship after the CIA's assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Ever since, real American history has been ignored, whitewashed and censored by the CIA-controlled mass media, and academia.
I myself ran into the depth of the subterfuge and the institutional resistance to disturbing revelations while researching the Bush family's past for my investigative history, Family of Secrets. I learned, for example, of George H.W. Bush's secret intelligence connections, which preceded his CIA directorship by several decades. I learned that the elder Bush had a lifelong friendship with a Dallas-based Russian émigré (anti-communist) oil and intelligence operative named George de Mohrenschildt--who himself was of intense if passing interest to the Warren Commission. And I learned that de Mohrenschildt had essentially guided Oswald for a good part of the year before the assassination.
There's paperwork on all this, even a letter on the topic of Oswald from de Mohrenschildt to Bush, with Bush's reply. Plus connections between de Mohrenschildt and right-wing Dallas moguls of exactly the sort that the late Mr. Leslie wrote about more generally.
The crisis of legitimacy in Washington extends to other Western capitals, especially London and Ottawa. People in these countries are fed up with the left/right political puppets, the parasitic oligarchy, the secret intelligence agencies that are breaking the law, and the entire Western political system that masquerades as democratic and free.
But the political crisis is not the only crisis that we face in this century. We live in an age of mega-crisis. There exists a true state of global emergency. However, there are fake crises which are generated by greedy oligarchs and authoritarian politicians who are only interested in advancing their own private objectives and interests, and there are real crises that impact us all like endless global war, false flag state terrorism, unemployment, lack of truthful reporting in the media, environmental degradation, and many more. Here is a general list:
Crisis of Endless War
Health Care Crisis
False Flag Terrorism Crisis
Crisis of Conscience
Crisis of Confidence in Political Leaders
Accountability Crisis in most Western governments
U.S. Dollar Crisis
Mainstream Media Crisis
Government Secrecy Crisis
Crisis of Understanding
Crisis of Communication, Truth, and Knowledge
The greatest crisis in the list above is the moral crisis. All the other crises can be fixed if we use our creative and collective imagination. We must stop listening to power-mongering politicians and criminal private bankers that want to bring upon us a tyrannical and totalitarian world system.
Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, "I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality."
King, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy faced the moral crisis head-on by challenging the forces of the global financial-militarist empire, and showed America that the way towards national redemption and renewal requires unbreakable courage.
All three brave men got their heads cut off in public by the cabal of treasonous usurpers in Washington who are now about to cut the American people's head off after stuffing it all these years with totalitarian propaganda and evil lies. But the American people's head is not as soft as these wicked traitors imagine it to be. Setting up a super global corporate dictatorship on the ruins of America and other collapsing Western countries will be met with resistance.