The eminent renegade implies, of the Brandon Raub kidnapping by the government, that now there are such things as thought crimes.
See our leaders as anything but benevolent protectors, and you get sent to re-education camp. About the "threat" to generals: in ordinary law enforcement, in order for a threat to be credible it usually has to be:
- directed at a particular person
- investigation conducted (interviews with suspect, neighbors and friends.)
If everyone who ever said I hate my wife I wish she was dead was locked up, there wouldn't be many people left to walk the streets.
Cass Sunstein has already been working on the thought crimes problem. He proposed such crimes be treated as a mental illness and ferreted out. Look at what Sunstein says then tell me this doesn't fit Brandon Raub to a T. Sunstein's paper is entitled "Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures"
Salon.com Glen Greenwald:
"Cass Sunstein has long been one of Barack Obama’s closest confidants. Often mentioned as a likely Obama nominee to the Supreme Court, Sunstein is currently Obama’s head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs where, among other things, he is responsible for “overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs.” In 2008, while at Harvard Law School, Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-”independent” advocates to “cognitively infiltrate” online groups and websites — as well as other activist groups — which advocate views that Sunstein deems “false conspiracy theories” about the Government. This would be designed to increase citizens’ faith in government officials and undermine the credibility of conspiracists. The paper’s abstract can be read, and the full paper downloaded, here.
Sunstein advocates that the Government’s stealth infiltration should be accomplished by sending covert agents into “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups.”
Greenwald says that “conspiracy-mongers” have been the people who "warned that the U.S. Government was illegally spying on its citizens, systematically torturing people, attempting to establish permanent bases in the Middle East, or engineering massive bailout plans to transfer extreme wealth..."
"Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures" by Cass Sunstein
BACKGROUND ON BRANDON RAUB
Interview with mother after being taken away:
Brother filming arrest:
9/11 Truth posts:
Other Facebook posts:
By Brandon Raub, on November 16th, 2011
...fiat currency and wars go together. One war leads to massive inflation which leads to diverted capital and re-directed capital, which leads to another, and continues the cycle. Let me explain: Historically you have not had one without the other for the entire course of human history.
A Federal Reserve type banking system makes it much easier for governments to go to war, because you don’t have to take out loans from other governments (selling treasury bonds) or raise taxes on your citizens.
They have a magic credit card. Wars with a central bank basically result in a massive increase in available capital which creates one thing: inflation.
Here is the key: War diverts capital that would have been invested in something like an automobile factory, refrigerator factory, for example, and puts it into a sector of the economy that it wouldn’t have normally been in. That capital comes from somewhere. Instead of the free market dictating the best place for that capital and investment, it’s redirected because of the war.
A federal reserve leads to war, which leads to a distortion of the free market. A fed leads to another war which leads to more of the economy being diverted from where it would normally be doing the most efficient and profitable things. A bigger portion of nationals capital and production is diverted for war purposes. And the trend continues.
A couple of things are happening simultaneously:
1) Peoples purchasing power is being robbed. Obviously.
2) A larger percentage of the nations industrial capacity is being diverted from its natural free state to fund the wars.
3) The fed is able to flush the system with more paper dollars. The three feed into one another, until people begin to believe the lie that war is good for the economy. It’s a lie. It’s good for the politically well connected, the banks and corporations who are in position to profit from the war. If war was so good for the economy, why wouldn’t we just do away with bombing other nations and just build buildings in mojave desert.
That way we could always have jobs for people to build the buildings and jobs for people to build the bombs and tanks we use to blow them up.
The truth is all that capital must come from somewhere. In order to build a tank, you have to not build or upgrade a refrigerator or a radio. You have to take from someone or a certain area of the economy and divert the free market to fund war.
There is a solution to all of this: Free and Sound Money and De-Regulating our Industry http://dont-tread-on.me/?p=21770