Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Vigilant Crusader rebukes Pastor Terry Jones

Lansing and Beyond's spiritual adviser, Reverend Willie Joe Clayton, is back at the pulpit of the Shrine of the Crumbling Paradigm. In this replay of his Good Friday 2011 message, Reverend Clayton has a message of truth for all of humanity regarding Florida's Koran-burning "deceiver," Pastor Terry Jones.

While we do not agree with Pastor Jones or his message, we believe that he should be able to say what he wants and, quite frankly, burn all the Korans he can get his hands on. Because the right to be a religious carnival barker is protected under the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

He just can't incite a riot in Dearborn, Michigan while doing so.

That seems reasonable, doesn't it?

The sources for Reverend Clayton's message are below the video.

Warning: Reverend Clayton uses colorful language in his sermons, so please don't listen to this at work.

Was Jimi Hendrix the Spawn of Satan?

From the Shrine of the Crumbling Paradigm, The Vigilant Crusader, Reverend Willie Joe Clayton, brings you a message of hope, truth and love. In this episode, Reverend Clayton settles the issue of the true origins of James Marshall Hendrix, as well as exposing a Lady 'musician' who is currently polluting the earth with her "Ga Ga".

Legalizing marijuana would be a threat to our children?

So under Michigan's new GOP leadership, our state government is supposed to shrink? Right?

I guess Grand Ledge Senator, and former Eaton County Sheriff, Rick Jones, didn't get the memo according to today's Lansing State Journal.
A state bill placing medical marijuana patients and caregivers in a statewide police database would be a setback for the 2-year-old medical marijuana law, advocates say.

Despite objections from medical marijuana advocates, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday forwarded that bill - and another bill restricting medical marijuana-related lawsuits against municipalities - to the full Senate for consideration.

A law enforcement database for medical marijuana? Why? Does Michigan law enforcement have a database for alcohol users? Valium users? Viagra users?

This morning in an interview with 1320 WILS host Tony Conley, Conley asked Jones why the state just doesn't legalize marijuana.

Jones response was to say that legalization of drugs would be a threat to our children:
Conley: "Rick why don't we just end all of this. make some money on it for the state and just legalize it?"

Jones: "Well I think there are a lot of problems with legalizing marijuana. Once that gets into the schools, uhh, of course the next step is, 'Well this isn't very exciting, so let's go try cocaine, or methamphetamine, or the new bath salt drug?' Uhh . . . those are very dangerous, very deadly and we certainly don't want to see people transitioning to something worse."

Once "that" gets into the school?

I hate to break it to you Senator, but marijuana has been in the schools for a long time. Hell, I have been out of high school for over 20 years and pot was easier to get than a blowjob back then.

And while I never took a formal survey among my peers, I'm sure than blowjobs would have defeated pot in a landslide had a vote been taken.

There are a lot of problems with our public schools, but pot isn't and never has been one of them.

But I digress. The War on Drugs has always been a joke. A violent, bloody, money wasting, power grabbing, liberty smashing, life destroying joke.

And the only thing that's a bigger joke than the war itself, is the tired old propaganda that drugs are dangerous and must be outlawed to save our children.

So lets laugh at this joke of a war, learn a little about why it is not supposed to be won and why should be stopped?

Wake the Herd episode one - The War on Drugs

If Dick's Armey is leading your Tea Party . . . You are getting screwed.

As I have said before to my conservative friends, if your Tea Party is being led by Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck or Dick FreedomWorks Armey, you are getting screwed.

And it's not the fun kind of screw either. It's the kind that gives you burning urine, puss-oozing sores and a lower sense of self-esteem.

Well, according to an article from yesterday's Michigan Messenger, it seems that FreedomWorks is sliding closer to another long-time divide-and-conquer establishment front group:
The Institute for Research and Education and Human Rights has a report on the Tea Party group FreedomWorks, led by Dick Armey, and their increasing association with the John Birch Society.

I remember a number of years ago, when I was starting to become politically aware, I sent for a free packet from the John Birch Society to find out more about their organization. When I received the information I quickly got the message of their mission:
To bring about less government, more responsibility, and — with God’s help — a better world by providing leadership, education, and organized volunteer action in accordance with moral and Constitutional principles.

As far as I'm concerned, God and politics are like oil and water . . . fire and gasoline . . . the Detroit Lions and success. Neither should be mixed together for very long or the entire time-space continuum could be compromised.

While the Birchers are most famous for their efforts to combat Communism in all it's forms, I don't think replacing Pinko Commies with the jackboot march of Fascists is a good thing either. Because, as Sinclair Lewis warned in his 1935 book, It Can't Happen Here:
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.”

I don't know about the rest of you, but for me, some days it sure seems like it has already happened here. . . .

Obama down with the people . . . up with the elite

Bloomberg recently reported that potential Presidential voters are unlikely to vote for the incumbent next year.
Only 30 percent of respondents said they are certain to vote for the president and 36 percent said they definitely won’t. Among likely independent voters, only 23 percent said they will back his re-election, while 36 percent said they definitely will look for another candidate.

Don't worry Obamabots, just like Reagan, Clinton and the Bushes before him, Barack Obama is a globalist bootlicker and will be reelected - not because he is going to do anything for you - but because he is doing everything that the globalist elite wants him to do as the following 2008 documentary, entitled The Obama Deception, illustrates.


The system is rigged . . . and to the loyalist bootlicker goes the spoils. Obama will get reelected because he is the perfect company man.


John Pollard is always an interesting listen . . .

Lansingites who follow the local political scene know who John Pollard is . . . and love him or hate him, he is always an interesting listen. This morning's appearance on WILS' Tony Conley Morning Show is no exception.

Pollard on the TCMS

Is a U.S. attack on Syria in the works?

Wake the HerdAs we have been saying for over a month, World War III Preseason Action is getting tense. A new development in that story is explained by researcher and historian Webster G. Tarpley, in a essay from yesterday as well as an appearance on the Alex Jones' radio show.

US Naval and Troop Movements Toward North Africa, Middle East Reported As Syrian Destabilization Escalates

Click to listen to Tarpley's Wednesday (6-15) interview on the Alex Jones Show

If a Syria attack occurs, you will be able to count at least eight wars that the U.S. will be waging . . . the current and potential enemies are:

1. Iraq

2. Afghanstan

3. Pakistan

4. Libya

5. Yemen

6. Syria

7. Iran

8. Hezbollah

NOTE: With eight potential wars resulting from a Syria attack, you are getting very close to pushing Russia and/or China into the fold. China has already warned the United States that an "any attack on Pakistan is construed as an attack on China."

Couple that with Russia warning the U.S. to keep their hands off Syria and saying that the U.S. naval buildup in the Black Sea and their possible smuggling of arms to Georgia may lead to war.

So it is clear that if the U.S. - or Israel - attacks Syria . . . all bets are off as humanity is back in the Cuban Missile Crisis zone with every nuclear power in the NATO alliance, as well as China, Pakistan, Russia, Japan and Israel ready and able to radiate the globe.

And remember, as I wrote nearly two years ago, the only winners in World Wars are the bankers who finance them.

UPDATES: Here is the latest info from this afternoon:

Jim Crow had a Bastard Child and it's name is the War on Drugs

Did you know that more African Americans are under correctional control today than were enslaved in 1850?

In the above speech, Michelle Alexander argues persuasively we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control.

Michelle Alexander is a longtime civil rights advocate and litigator. She won a 2005 Soros Justice Fellowship and now holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Mortiz College of Law at Ohio State University. Alexander served for several years as director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California, and subsequently directed the Civil Rights Clinics at Stanford Law School, where she was an associate professor. Alexander is a former law clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court, and has appeared as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is her first book.

The above video was recorded at New York's Riverside Church on May 21, 2011. More info, reading, and video links about this issue are below the fold.

Webster Tarpley talks U.S. v Pakistan with Kevin Barrett

Great stuff from Webster Tarpley, American's foremost truth-teller regarding U.S. Foreign Policy. You won't hear this kind of information on the alphabet networks.

Click to hear interview

Commentary: Dick Fitzwell talks Weinergate


In this commentary, Not Ready for Prime Time News chief anchorman, Dick Fitzwell, gives his perspective on the media sensation known as 'Weinergate.' Also included with the following commentary is some behind the scenes banter between Mr. Fitzwell and LansingandBeyond.com Operations Manager, Doug Warren.

A Message for the Youth (or the Young at Heart)

Are you bored with school, your job, life in general?

Are you . . .

Turned Off?

Tuned Out?

Then maybe it is time to Drop Out

Now, dropping out doesn't mean you stop learning. In fact, it means that your learning has just begun.

Go find a library and read . . . a lot.

Maybe find an older mentor, or two, or three.

Ask lots of questions. 'Pick their brains.'

Listen. Absorb their lessons and advice.

Get on with some REAL learning.

Learn how to build a house, fix your car, grow a garden.

Learn how to skin a buck . . . and run a trotline.

Learn how to provide for yourself and those you care about. It's the kind of learning that you cannot - will not - get from an establishment school.

It's the kind of learning you can turn to when life gets tough.

It's the kind of learning that can keep you out of jail and/or the morgue.

Turn off the T.V. . . . Tune in Your Brain.

Start today to begin gathering real knowledge . . . real knowledge that you can use to build a real future.

A future that is on your terms . . . rather than the terms that society steers you toward.

It's your destiny . . . and there is no reason why you shouldn't be in control of it.

Memory Hole History: Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 31, 1921

The deadliest 'race riot' in American history didn't occur in Detroit or Los Angeles and wasn't even started by 'Negroes.' This is the history that you weren't taught in your favorite government school.

Brought to you by TheRoot.com
J.B. Stradford, the son of a freed Kentucky slave, rose to prominence in Oklahoma during the early 1900s as one of the key developers of the all-black Tulsa enclave Greenwood. A lawyer and businessman, Stradford owned the 65-room hotel that sat right in the heart of the thriving community that would later become known as "the Black Wall Street."

But in a single day, all of that would change. On May 31, 1921, the arrest of a young black man on a questionable charge of assaulting a young white woman touched off the deadliest race riot in U.S. history. Whites charged through the community in retaliation, leaving an estimated 300 people dead, another 10,000 black residents homeless and 35 city blocks in ruin.

My fellow Michiganders: Which side of history will you be on?

As much as I hoped it wouldn’t be the case last November. It appears that Governor Rick Snyder is nothing more than a velvet-gloved austerity whore hell bent on engineering an IMF-style dismantling of Michigan’s government and economy. It’s time for true liberals and conservatives to wake up and unite against the systematic destruction of Michigan’s economy, resources, Constitution and rule of law.

I am pleased to see, in the funny and serious serious links that follow, I am not alone in this belief.

The Tenfold Path to Guts, Solidarity and the Defeat of the Corporate Elite

A very good primer on how to fight America's corporate takeover at Truthout.org by Bruce E. Levine. - D.W.
Many Americans know that the United States is not a democracy but a "corporatocracy," in which we are ruled by a partnership of giant corporations, the extremely wealthy elite and corporate-collaborator government officials. However, the truth of such tyranny is not enough to set most of us free to take action. Too many of us have become pacified by corporatocracy-created institutions and culture.

Read the rest at Truth-out.org

The Terrorstorm of Fabled Enemies

On the Friday of this most incredible news week, we present your Not Ready for Prime Time documentaries and interviews of the week.

Talking Tea Party with the "Southern Avenger" Jack Hunter

In this episode, we talk with American Conservative columnist and author, Jack Hunter, about the Tea Party Revolution within the GOP and how the core of that movement, led by Ron and Rand Paul, stand to create more political shockwaves across the United States in 2012.

Wake the Herd: No More National Debt with Author Bill Still

In this episode, Doug Warren chats with the author of "No More National Debt," Bill Still, about how to revamp the world's monetary system to free governments and their populations from the clutches of the debt-based monetary systems of the private central banks and the International Banking Cartel.

Time For An Uprising In Benton Harbor?

I don't often agree with the Reverend Jesse Jackson, but in regard to his op-ed in today's Chicago Sun-Times, I am in full agreement.

Make no mistake, multi-national corporations and their economic hitmen - who have assassinated budgets, governments and entire populations around the globe with debt, default and austerity - have now turned their sights on the American Republic.

Your Drug-Trafficking Criminal Government

So a major Mexican Drug Kingpin admits he runs drugs for the U.S. government? . . . As Sonny and Cher used to sing, The Beat Goes On.

The War on Drugs won't end until decriminalization begins.

Wake the Herd, Episode 2: Author William Christie

In this episode, author and Marine Corps veteran, William Christie, talks about the United States' current situation in the War on Terror; what the future may hold in that conflict; as well as and how the relationships between the the "boots on the ground," the military brass, civilian leadership and the citizenry at large has evolved over the course of U.S. history.

William Christie is the author of 8 previous novels, including The Warriors of God, Mercy Mission, and The Blood We Shed. He is currently at work on his first novel in the "historical fiction" realm. You can learn more about him and his work at his website, williamchristieauthor.com

From Waco to Libya: 18 Years of Humanitarian Mass Murder

There is a great article today from Anthony Gregory about the hypocrisy and deception behind government and 'humanitarian intervention' at home and abroad.

By the way, today is the 18th anniversary of the U.S. government's humanitarian intervention in Waco, Texas. And what Uncle Sam and his pals in the corporate media told you about happened during that intervention, is a steaming load of Texas' cowpie.

How Does The Money Really Flow?

Where do our tax dollars really go? How does our monetary system set us up to fail? And what can we do about it? The following videos and links offer answers:

Chris Hedges: Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System

I don't know if there is a more powerful and articulate thinker in all of America today than Chris Hedges. When I read something from him, it often feels like he is channeling the spirit of Thomas Jefferson:

Fluoride: Good, Bad or Both?

Did you know that in 2010 Time Magazine named fluoride one of the Top 10 Common Household Toxins?

Did you hear about the water treatment plant in Rock Island, Illinois that had a chemical spill of "Hydrofluorosilicic acid (which) is used to add fluoride to the plants water."

Fluoride Spill At Illinois Water Facility Requires Haz-Mat Response, But It’s Ok To Drink

According to local TV news report, the chemical was eating through the concrete in the parking lot before Haz-Mat crews showed up.

But though the chemical posed a "burn risk to skin," authorities assured everyone that there was no risk to the public.

Burn risk to skin. Eats through concrete. But yet it OK to use in treating the public water supply? . . . Drink up folks!

However, while Rock Island maybe telling their citizens to "move along, nothing to see here." Other governments are singing a different tune. Calgary, Alberta banned fluoride from their water supply back in February.

“Wrap the World in Flames” - The US-Russian Alliance that Saved the Union

The following essay is written by Webster Tarpley, telling the largely untold alliance between President Abraham Lincoln and Russian Tsar Alexander II, which by many accounts was they key to the North winning the U.S. Civil War, which began 150 years ago yesterday.

A Message for the Tea Party and Progressives

America is sick. . . . Really sick. . . . And our country will not get healthy until we realize where our illness is coming from.

Former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, wrote in his blog recently:
The Republican strategy is to split the vast middle and working class – pitting unionized workers against non-unionized, public-sector workers against non-public, older workers within sight of Medicare and Social Security against younger workers who don’t believe these programs will be there for them, and the poor against the working middle class.

Reich's point - while valid - is only partially correct.

It is the GOP and Democratic hierarchy - on behalf of the globalists who control them - who are steering America into a divide-and-conquer Class War.

It is a war designed to allow us to destroy ourselves, while America's real enemies on Wall Street and at the Pentagon escape unscathed, with their funding intact.

We the People fight over dirty needles, while They the Enemies keep their bailout, deregulation and warmongering mainlines flowing.

New Malcolm X biography sparks praise and controversy

I am really looking forward to reading this new biography. I am unapologetic in telling anyone that Malcolm X is one of my heroes. As one would expect, anything related to Malcolm X usually sparks controversy. This biography, written by the recently deceased professor, historian and scholar, Manning Marable, is no exception. What follows is a few links related to Marable and his work on the Malcolm X story, along with a number of reviews of the book.

I have a lot of respect for Dave Chappelle

I have never seen these videos before today. Dave Chappelle is a really smart guy, a deep thinker and great comedian. And like many of my favorite comedians, Bill Hicks, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Doug Stanhope, Lenny Bruce, he doesn't bullshit on any topic.

The Speech That Killed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In my opinion, this is the greatest speech of Dr. Martin Luther King's Jr.'s life. It was also the one that signed his death warrant. That warrant was carried out a year to the day of his first delivery of this speech, 44 years ago, on April 4, 1967 at New York's Riverside Church.

The following rendition however was given by Dr. King 26 days later, in Ebeneezer Baptist Church, in Atlanta, Georgia on April 30, 1967. This rendition is the better because it is much more powerful and emotional than the April 4th debut. Especially towards the end, during the section when he beckons America to "come home."

The speech was prophetic then and it remains so today. This was the hardcore, militant, justice demanding King on full display. The man who had the guts to look the American empire in the eye and call it onto the carpet. This is the Dr. King that Cornel West describes as "a freedom fighter who was unnerving and unsettling and unhousing elites . . . making them shake in their boots."

Please listen to this speech. Read the text that accompanies it. Then absorb and think about the message and how it relates to today. Also, please pass it on to your family and friends. This is not a speech you or your children will hear in school - which is exactly why it needs to be heard by all of us today as America enters the 10th year of another ever expanding war that looks to have no end in sight.

It is time to evolve the idea and the struggle of "Civil Rights" in the 1950's and 60's into a new battlefront for "Human Rights" in the 21 Century. Just as the Vietnam War stood in the way of America's economic and social equality in the 1960's, the War on Terror stands in the way of our economic and social equality and recovery today.

And more importantly, our current conflict stands in the way of our nation's moral standing, just as Dr. King said of Vietnam 44 years ago:

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

The fulfillment and promise of the American Republic - which was Dr. King's greatest dream - will never be achieved so long as America remains the world's chief imperial aggressor.

Thom Hartmann: The TRUE Story of Tea Party

Let's travel with Thom back to 1773 - as he reads an original 200-plus-year-old first-edition memoir by George R.T. Hewes - a 17-year old participant on that fateful night. Thom said today on his radio show that it this was maybe the most important commentary he has ever done.

I agree. . . .

Is Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama More Brutal than Bush?

A fantastic analysis from the March 31, 2001 Washington's Blog, followed by more thoughts and links from your truly. - D.W.


(George W.) Bush is correctly regarded as a lying, war-mongering, torturing tyrant.

Is Nobel peace prize winner Obama even worse?

Many governments, U.S. congressmen and other individuals have demanded that Obama return his Nobel peace prize for bombing Libya without congressional approval.

Bush got us into 2 wars to protect our strategic national interests in ... er ... broccoli. Obama just got us into a third war for the same reason. Bush's decision to invade Iraq was met with large protests. Similarly, most Americans didn't want Obama to get involved in Libya.

The Bush administration funded terrorist groups (and see confirming articles here and here). Obama is allegedly funding terrorist groups in Iran, and is now aiding the Libyan "rebels", even though there are allegations that 1,000 of them are Al Qaeda radicals (and there are some indications that their leader is a CIA asset).

Obama has increased the number of drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere. Indeed, most people who have looked at the numbers believe that Obama has killed many more civilians with drone attacks than Bush did using the same method.

The Brookings Institution noted in 2009:

"Critics correctly find many problems with this program, most of all the number of civilian casualties the strikes have incurred. Sourcing on civilian deaths is weak and the numbers are often exaggerated, but more than 600 civilians are likely to have died from the attacks. That number suggests that for every militant killed, 10 or so civilians also died."

Read More @ Washington's Blog

With the recent brown-people-bombing-brigades over Libya and the ongoing torture of the 'guilty until proven innocent' Bradley Manning, among other examples, it should be clear to anyone with an IQ higher than room temperature that America's current Bootlicker-in-Chief loves gang-raping the Constitution as much or more so than his predecessor.

Active or Radioactive: The Coming War with Iran

The U.S. government has been itching to attack Iran since shortly after their one-time ally Saddam Hussein was pulled out of a spider hole in 2003. Iran for centuries has been the straw that stirs the Middle Eastern drink. And as the globalists continue to - or attempt to - carry out their long-term plan to knock down the dominoes (Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Syria) blocking their path to an all out attack on the Persians; you can be sure that more propaganda promoting a possible false-flag attack somewhere in the West by their al-Qaeda goon squads will be in the cards.

And as usual, you can be sure that the globalist-owned corporate media will lie and distort their coverage to help in the effort. Including omitting the all important documented facts that follow.

Shortly after the 2003 Iraq invasion, Iran made a very strong offer to meet at the peace table with the U.S. to talk about getting along. The U.S. told them to hit the road instead.

The Coming Economic Collapse: Analysis and Solutions

Three very good articles this week about America's coming Greater Depression and what it means for everyone. One local angle from Lansing Online News' Bonnie Bucqueroux. Another is from the Wall Street Journal's Paul B. Farrell. After that is a guest op-ed from today's New York Times by - as of today - the former special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Neil M. Barofsky.

And finally, a quality 5-point solution to the coming crisis provided in PDF format (to download and share) by economist and unapologetic New Dealer, Webster G. Tarpley.

Motor City Burning - The History of America's Crown Jewel of Urban Blight

For decades, Detroit has been the crown jewel of United States' urban blight. Over the last 60 years they have lost roughly 1.1 million citizens, from their 1950 peak of 1,849,568. The latest census shows the city at it's lowest population number since 1910, at 713,777.

There are many reasons for the decline. But while many cite the 1967 riots as the beginning of the end, the decline actually began well before that. And the reasons for the decline go much deeper - and remain more complex - than the violence of July 1967.

In 2007, I produced a radio documentary on the 1967 Detroit riot. Through interviews, research and archival footage, the program was an examination of the political, social and economic factors that led to the riot, as well as what happened to Detroit in the years afterward. The 2-plus hour production is now on my YouTube channel. The first segment of the sixteen-part report begins below.

The Wars on Terror and Drugs are Wars on Reality

The U.S. government cries about dictators like Qaddafi, Chavez and Hussein - yet they look the other when when backing the same types of thugs in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Medics spoke of how three ambulances were hijacked by state forces.

“They are preventing us from attending the wounded,” said one nurse. “This is what this government is doing to its people. Please, the international community must do something to help us.”

There is little doubt among medics and anti-government protesters that the regime received clearance from political allies in Washington, London and the other Gulf states to step up its four-week old repression against the civilian population.

“The US Fifth Fleet is only one kilometre from this hospital. One phone call and this slaughter would stop,” said Arif Rajab, a surgeon at Salmaniya.

They warn us about al-Qaeda and all the dangers they pose to our way of life, while at the same time they fund terrorists:

Globalists on the March: From Libya to Michigan to Mexico

From Libya to Lansing, the globalists are on the march smashing all opposition their their global takeover. Whether it is removing an anti-globalist dictator in Libya, assaulting unions and local governmental authority in Michigan, or aiding and abetting Mexican drug cartels to destabilize the American southwest and Mexico, no one is safe from the globalist mission to create "Order Out of Chaos" from the Middle East to our own backyards.

It’s Now Clear – Rick Snyder is One Tough Fascist

As much as I hoped it wouldn't be the case last November. It appears that Governor Rick Snyder is nothing more than a velvet-gloved austerity whore hell bent on engineering an IMF-style economic dismantling of Michigan's government and economy. It's time for true liberals and conservatives to wake up and unite against the systematic destruction of Michigan's economy, Constitution and rule of law.

Rick Snyder is not a Republican. He is not a nerd. . . . He is a fascist. And if his plan is implemented, the merging of corporate and state power - the essence of Mussolini-style fascism - will be complete. And no Michigander will be immune from the onslaught.

The Silence Has Become Betrayal – Ending America’s Drug and Terror Wars

Ever wonder why the U.S. always seems to be on the losing end of the War on Drugs and War on Terror? Well, it because the game is rigged. America will never win because our own government's corruption and criminal activity ensures that both wars will 'fail' in the traditional sense. While in reality, the criminals in our government, their buddies on Wall Street and the in greater New World Order bloody profits from the very terrorism, drug and gun trafficking they claim to be fighting.

And more importantly, both wars erode America's economic, political, social and moral fiber to its collective core.

More evidence of said corruption comes from a report today from the Center for Public Integrity.
Hoping to score a major prosecution of Mexican drug lords, federal prosecutors and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives permitted hundreds of guns to be purchased and retained by suspected straw buyers with the expectation they might cross the border and even be used in crimes while the case was being built, according to documents and interviews.

The decision — part of a Phoenix-based operation code named “Fast and Furious” — was met by strong objections from some front-line agents who feared they were allowing weapons like AK-47s to “walk” into the hands of drug lords and gun runners, internal agency memos show. Indeed, scores of the weapons came back quickly traced to criminal activity.

The evidence is clear. The U.S. War on Drugs is not supposed to be won. And neither is its bastard cousin, the U.S.-led War on Terror.

It is high time that - in this time of massive tax increases, attacks on public and private pensions, social safety nets, basic infrastructure funding, and household budgets - that We the People stand up and demand an end to the two wars that are doing nothing but destroying our futures by plunging the United States into Austerity Hell.