WAKE UP AMERICA! YOU NEED TO KNOW
Basic Stuff That Most Americans Are Embarrassingly Clueless
NewsFocus, by Tim Watts - 122309
Let's face it, Americans, for the
most part the middle and upper classes, enjoy a pretty
comfortable life. We own lots of nice things to make us feel
good about our lives. We have countless trappings of fancy technology to provide us with modern
conveniences never before ever imagined by our grandparents. Most of
all, we are the most overly entertained society in the world. If
you think that's a good thing, you would be remiss in
understanding how the desire for comfort and pleasure has dumbed-down most of the lemming herd
to the point that our only intellectual challenge these days comes from
mindless trivia games that test our knowledge of pop culture.
There once was a time when the learned education of
science, mathematics and history were the foundation of intellect and wisdom; real knowledge that
could grow a society, but sadly enough, that concept has now given
way to a dysfunctional reverence for mental minutia, or knowledge
of the insignificant.
What was Jimmy Walker's favorite catch phrase in
the 70s TV sitcom Good Times? Who were the main pilots in the movie Top Gun? How
many kids did the Brady's have and what were their names?
Americans appear to
know more about inconsequential bullshit than we do about the inner workings of
the world in which we live. As a species, this is entirely counterproductive in
a world to which we are entirely dependent upon.
Most have little faith or trust in our
politicians, and as a result have very little interaction with our political system.
At the same time, we have a barren understanding of the interconnected mechanisms that drive our economy and
its financial institutions. We have become negligent of intellectual curiosity. We have
been conditioned to be disinterested in matters of the real
world, accepting instead a narrow view provided by the talking heads of our
overly glorified media.
We have become dangerously gullible and overly trusting of our
most threatening of all, we trust our media talking heads implicitly, with
little question for the real news that affects us all.
America has lost its way and we
ourselves must shoulder a great deal of that blame.
Wake Up And Know The Truth
It's time to wake up and understand that our
society has been dumbed-down to the point where we now no longer are able to look
past the news of the day and ask the simple question, why. And when we do
finally realize that life has changed in an adverse way, we then, and only then,
want to know how such radical and adverse transformations can take place without
us knowing. The honest truth is, we stopped paying attention to what is
important a long time ago. Don't take it too personally, because our government funded
educational system has had a great deal to do with that. Americans now rank far
down the educational ladder compared to other countries and many feel it is by
design. The less educated we are, the greater the chance that we can become
fooled and manipulated due to our lack of understanding when it comes to the
inner workings of government and politics.
America has been stolen from
us, yet most don't even know it.
Our own blind trust has stolen our ability to see
beyond the television news and the incessant sound-bites from Capitol Hill. Our
collective ignorance leads the way towards acceptance of corporate hegemony,
naively believing that industry and retail have our best interests at heart.
Like the movie Matrix, we live in a world that we think is real, yet the actual
reality behind the scenes, behind the smiling TV anchors and the inundation of
commercial enticements, is far more insidious and threatening than most seem to know.
Some would wholeheartedly agree with this
assessment, but sadly, a majority would openly scoff at the notion, basically in
large part due to the blinders described above that have shackled their intellect
and robbed their curiosity for the real truth. If you fit the latter group, perhaps a
review of what Americans in general don't know would be enlightening to you.
The Federal Reserve:
It is not owned by the U.S. Government. It is owned by the ultra-rich
banking families that usurp the sovereignty of our nation by controlling the
monetary policy of this nation. A 1910 cabal of the wealthy elite met at
Jekyll Island and effectively
took over our nation in 1913 through its monetary system. They control the big money and
the reserves of the nation through its twelve Federal Reserve banks. The
Banking Act of 1935 created a monolithic
central bank with total control over the U.S. monetary system. The act
removed the secretary of the treasury
and the comptroller of the currency, from the Fed Board.
would be responsible for monetary policy and the U.S. Treasury for fiscal
policy. The Federal Reserve wields the primary monetary power in the United
The existence and operation of the Federal
Reserve in the United States has long been argued over the years by many in
Congress as the single biggest threat to our democracy, more
so than communism or any other foreign threat. Under the Fed, American
capitalism has now failed miserably
twice now in less than 80 years, in 1929 and again in 2008. The
Federal Reserve cartel has the infinite wealth to dictate our political
landscape and our government policies. Some contend that they have the temerity
and unscrupulous conscience to assassinate political leaders, including American
This country fought the creation of the Fed during the
reconstruction period, following the Civil War, but coincidentally enough, those
that opposed it's creation were all killed, including three sitting Presidents
within a 36 year period. President John F. Kennedy also understood
the danger of wealthy bankers
controlling the Fed. He wanted to do away with the Federal Reserve and put
the power of printing money back into the hands of our government. He was
assassinated shortly after signing
Executive Order 11110 which would have given that power back to "we the
people." If we as a country ever hope to regain our national sovereignty, we
must either take over the Fed, or do away with it altogether.
2/3rds of Wealthy Corporations Pay NO Taxes:
According to a little known August
2008 GAO study,
over 2/3rds of wealthy U.S. corporations pay NO taxes whatsoever into our
economy and nearly 70% of foreign companies also do not pay.
This amounts to over $2.5 trillion in untaxed income! We would have no economic
disaster if the corporate rich would simply pay their fair share. They
pay nothing into America, but get all the profits. We would not be anywhere near
the fiscal crisis we have now if our government just did its job and made them
all pay their way like the rest of us. Thatís all we expect, just make them pay
their fair share, with NO tax loopholes.
Instead, these corporations duck supporting our
country, all the while these uber-wealthy corporate rich are allowed to destroy
our infrastructure with their large trucks traveling our highways. They are
allowed to cripple the environment with toxic pollution, leaving the clean-up to
the poor taxpayer. (Thank you George W. Bush.)
American capitalism is clearly out
of hand and operating unchecked, with the rich reaping all the benefits and
wealth. Contrary to popular propaganda, America was not built on the efforts and
laurels of the wealthy, but on the backs of the middle class and the poor. The
ultra-rich do nothing but take, and leave us with nothing, except for a large
bill to pay for their abuse of our infrastructure and environment. And if you
really want to add insult to injury, these same immoral parasites actually still
get tax breaks, even though they pay nothing. (U.S.
Pay No Taxes Still Get
Make no mistake about it, the media is
controlled in America. What once used to be well over 100 major media
outlets suddenly shrank to just 50 in 1993, thanks in large part due to the
short sided Reagan Administration deregulation of the 80s. Now, just 17 short
years later, we find ourselves down to just six major media corporations
that own it all. This essentially means that six CEOs
control what you see on
the news or read in the press. Conversely, it also means they control what you
1934 Coup On America:
For many, this is the most mind boggling of all, that the ultra-wealthy
of America actually plotted and attempted the assassination of FDR and the
overthrow of the U.S. government by violent coup. At the same time that the Nazi
fascist regime was rising to power in Germany, a coalition of the wealthy elite,
many of whom were financing the Hitler
rise to power, also wanted to install a fascist-style government at the same
time here in the United States. Retired
General Smedley D. Butler broke
up the coup and is arguably the most unsung hero in American history.
McCormack-Dickstein Committee convened and found the entire
plot to be true, but
somehow let those involved get away scot-free with their crime. Among those
incriminated in this fascist plan for America were the Morgan banking family,
the DuPont and Remington families, as well as Prescott Bush, father of George HW
Bush and grandfather to George W. Bush. It should also be noted that Prescott Bush
charged under the Trading With The Enemies Act during WWII as he helped launder
money for Hitler's Third Reich through the
Union Bank of New York, owned by Brown Brothers &
Harriman. A detailed account was
published worldwide in 2004 by noted British newspaper, The Guardian UK.
False Flag Operations: Many
have no concept of the term, let alone the intellectual courage to entertain the
concept of a government willing to commit atrocities for imperial gain and then
blame them on foreign entities. The Spanish-American War (or American-Spanish
War as it should be called) was a false flag operation, as was World Wars I and
II, the Viet Nam War, both Iraq Wars and now the Afghanistan War. Ask yourself
why our wars are always in the "U.S. interest," even though they are fought on
foreign soil. Much can be written on all of these events, but in all fairness, it's time
that America puts down the remote and does a little research on their own. The
truth is out there. You just need to turn off the TV and immerse yourself in
some real research.
9/11 Did Not Happen As we
Were Told: This will be a topic to surely
rile some, however, fortunately enough, those naive individuals are now in the
minority in the U.S. as more than half of all Americans do not believe the
official story and are demanding a new investigation.
A 2006 Zogby poll
found that 50% of all New Yorkers believe that unscrupulous
factions within our government were complicit in the attacks of
A CNN poll of 7,000 people found that 90% of those responding
believed the US government was involved in a cover-up.
And now a
Zogby poll shows that
51% of Americans
do not trust the official government story and now want a new (real)
investigation of the 9/11 event. The demand for
9/11 truth is growing at a rapid pace
in the U.S. and that has some who were complicit in the event very worried.
You Have To
Look To Find The Truth
To some, this is all absolute heresy because they
are willing to blindly accept explanations without proof, for stories that they
have never researched on their own, nor are willing to. Who wants to upset their
comfortable lifestyle to find out that the world is not as we know it? A key
component to the disillusionment of society is based on a simple concept once
explained to us by Sir Winston Churchill, "History is written by the
victors." The ultra wealthy of this nation own our media and the publishing
companies, so we read what they want us to believe. Why on earth would
they ever print the truth when it is damning to them or paints them in a bad
When people do begin to look into the truth,
those within power with something to hide will always fall back on their
favorite mantra, it's a just
conspiracy theory. And if you accept that feeble premise, then you also
dismiss the fact that corporate greed does not exist, that politicians are all
truly honest with our best interests at heart, that no one would ever dare start
a war for imperialism, or natural resources and obscene war profits. You in
essence must believe that true evil and avarice do not exist. And if you want to
hear a real doozy, defense contractors just want peace in the world, a
concept that would literally rob them of trillions of dollars in tainted
profits. President Eisenhower, a military lifer and five-star general
warn us, but his best intentions for our country apparently fell on deaf
Assault On "We The People"
A paltry 1% of ultra-wealthy Americans control
the major wealth of this nation. With a population of over 300-million people,
we greatly outnumber those who would suppress our rights and our liberty. One
day the sleeping giant that is the American people will wake up to the truth.
They will unite in solidarity, putting aside the carefully crafted separation of
left versus right that we have all been pushed into in order to keep us at each
other's throats, to divide this once great nation for an easy conquest. Make no
mistake about it, they know they are outnumbered and they will do whatever they
have to in an effort to maintain their obscene profit schemes and to maintain
their control. This is why literally trillions have been spent on
weaponry in this country.
The defense industry is all about new weapons and
killing the enemy for profit. Non-lethal weapons don't kill and are not solely
intended for foreign battlegrounds, but domestic crowd control here at home,
should "we the people" ever wise up and tire of our oppression. If you
doubt that, then you have already
deployment of these non-lethal weapons during the Bush II era following
9/11. These weapons are now commonly dispersed against U.S. citizens, taxpayers
who were forced to pay for weapons that now are regularly used against us. These
weapons were most recently deployed in St. Paul, Minnesota during the 2008
Republican convention and also in Pittsburgh during peaceful protests at the
2009 G-20 summit.
Take Responsibility And Work For Democracy
"We the people" have lost control of this country
because of our gullibility and our own naive blind trust, coupled with the
unwavering and immoral greed of unscrupulous corporations and our weak or
crooked politicians who no longer do our bidding, but answer instead to their wealthy
Take the health care reform debate for example;
the American people asked for a single-payer plan (HR-676) or at least a decent
affordable public option, only to be blatantly lied to and jerked around for
months on end, instead getting a mandate that all uninsured persons now have to buy
insurance, adding hundreds of millions to the insurance company coffers.
When you get right
down to it, we are now left as we originally were when our forefathers first
fought to forge this nation, taxation without representation. We no
longer have the ear of our elected representatives. That now belongs to the
large political action committees (PACs) and the wealthy corporations who bribe
them with cash and political contributions. Until we recognize this undeniable fact en masse,
as a nation, we will continue to get more of the same
Wake up America! Quit thinking along party
lines and realize what is best for all of us. As the old saying goes, "United we
stand, but divided we fall."
About The Author:
Tim Watts is a veteran San Francisco
broadcaster with 25 years experience in the industry as
an on-air talent, Program Director, and consultant. He
is the creator and sole author of the websites
TheAmericanTruthNetwork.com. He has been
writing about U.S. corruption over the last decade, while also investigating 9/11 from the moment that the first tower
fell. He has documented his 9/11 research on a
A September Coup.