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From the Editor
Lovers: The New “Native
Fairfield Journal, March 19, 2014
The U.S. Government has been at war with those who love liberty and
independence pretty much since its inception, a paradox for sure for a
government which was supposedly formed out of a love and desire for those
The Whiskey Rebellion aside, the War of Northern Aggression (i.e.
“Civil War”) was the first major revealing of the U.S. government’s
hatred for liberty-minded people. The
southern States, feeling they were not being represented properly in
Washington and that they were being disproportionately taxed in relation to
their northern neighbors, chose to voluntarily leave the Union that they at
one time had voluntarily entered. A
rapid response was then mounted by President Lincoln to brand those States as
“rebellious” and corral them back into the Union; thus securing their dues
in the form of port taxes and other fees generated from the sale of their
After that great war, the U.S. Government had to find work for its new
military force so it moved them into the unchartered territory of the Midwest
to harass and intimidate the Native Americans there.
While the Native Americans, like all cultures, were not perfect, they
did generally ascribe to the belief that land, water and the resources derived
from them were gifts of the Creator for all to use and share equally.
Those resources, land especially, could no more be owned under their
ideology than the air that we all breathe.
Leading an independent, self-sustaining lifestyle, the Native Americans
illustrated vividly that they did not have any need for an oppressive,
tyrannical government of foreigners to provide for their daily bread—they
provided for themselves quite nicely on their own.
Then, along came the white European settlers who had considerably
different ideologies about land, property and resources.
They quickly moved onto land occupied by native American tribes and
began to exploit the resources en masse for a quick profit, leaving behind a
wake of unsustainable desolation and destruction.
When the native Americans complained, the U.S. government made
“treaties” with them guaranteeing them certain tracts of land within
defined borders that were supposed to be off limits to the new settlers.
However, those treaties weren’t worth the paper they were written on.
Settlers soon consumed all the wealth on their claimed land and, seeing
the native American reservations as free booty, promptly moved onto those
tracts of land and began pillaging the resources there.
When the native Americans complained, the U.S. government was
uninterested in helping them; when they attempted to enforce the rights to the
land they had been promised by treaty, they were quickly branded as
“savages” and the U.S. military called in to protect the settlers and the
interests of the for-profit corporations from this new enemy.
[Within the confines of the space of this editorial, I could not begin
to fully treat the plight of the native American, but I hope those who have
studied it can agree the previous paragraphs are a good overall synopsis.]
The protecting of corporate interests of the 1870’s has come into
full bloom now 140 years later as the U.S. military stomps around the world
protecting what? The U.S.
Constitution? No, they have been
charged with “protecting U.S. interests” as their mission statement.
Nothing has changed.
Now, the U.S. military is being used to subdue countries where U.S.
corporations are attempting to turn a massive profit.
Where before the military was the ramrod of the lumber, fishing and
mining industries of the Midwest, it is now being used to guarantee the
profits of oil, mineral and illicit drug companies in the Mideast and far
Since 9/11/01, the U.S. government and its surrogates in the U.S.
mainstream media have been on a quest to brand anyone who is against their
corporate profiteering on behalf of large multi-national corporations as a
“terrorist” - the same strategy used in the Indian Wars of the
1870s—brand a group of people opposed to your ideologies as “savages”
then it becomes publicly acceptable to kill them, or at least otherwise
marginalize them out of existence.
The evolution of the term “terrorist” has finally come home to
roost as the U.S. Department of Homeland “Security” has now effectively
utilized the mainstream news media, Hollywood movies and television programs
to rebrand that term once again to now mean anyone in the U.S. who believes in
freedom, liberty, independence and self-sustenance.
Call them Tea Party, or Preppers, or Right Wing
Conservatives, it doesn’t really matter.
If a person is of the mindset that the U.S. government doesn’t owe
them a living, is willing and able to provide their own food, their own
housing and yes even their own personal defense of life and family, then they
are the new enemies of the now socialistic U.S. government.
The DHS continually puts out training manuals, not even hiding it
anymore, that labels all gun owners, returning veterans, Ron Paul supporters
and religious conservatives as “ potential terrorists”.
They have even gone as far as to state someone who “makes frequent
references to the U.S. Constitution” as a terrorist, as well.
You see, the ideologies of the U.S. government have changed, but their
methods of enforcing compliance have remained the same; use a monopoly of
force to smash any resistance to their policy and use the mainstream media to
publicly propagandize against any one or group who would stand in its way.
The current mad dash for gun control and ultimate confiscation is
simply the U.S. government’s continuing quest for absolute domination over a
people, their resources, their labor and their lives.
Like the aforementioned Southern States, Native Americans and modern
day Mideastern “terrorists”, the U.S. government and its lackeys in the
mainstream media are now rebranding liberty loving Americans as
“terrorists” and “savages” in hopes to once again publicly marginalize
a resistive group out of existence with the full support of the unthinking,
While the U.S. military, and increasingly the civilian police forces,
do enjoy the monopoly of force with vastly superior weaponry than the average
U.S. inhabitant, this government can brook no resistance at all to its quest
for domination and fully intends to smash all resistance to its goal of
ultimate corporate/financial domination just as it has since its inception.
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