Category Archives: civil liberties

The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even … Continue reading

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Our Hopelessly Dysfunctional Democracy

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds When the system is rigged, “democracy” is just another public-relations screen to mask the unsavory reality of Oligarchy. Democracy in America has become a hollow shell. The conventional markers of democracy–elections and … Continue reading

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Lessons from George Orwell’s ‘1984’

By Ethan Indigo Smith Source: Waking Times “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” — George Orwell Some fictional literature is so profound as to … Continue reading

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Cycle of Insurgency: How the US military is expected to put down an insurrection

By Justin King Source: The Fifth Column One of the overriding questions when discussing an insurgency within the United States has always been the debate over how the military would respond. Those who hope for the military to break ranks … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Freedom: The Police State Is Alive and Well

By John W. Whitehead Source: Battlefield America “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that … Continue reading

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Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed

Source: WikiLeaks Press Release Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency. The … Continue reading

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Courage and Free Speech

Throughout human history there have been individuals who have been ready to risk everything for their beliefs By Timothy Garton Ash Source: aeon ‘Nothing is more difficult,’ wrote the German political essayist Kurt Tucholsky in 1921, ‘and nothing requires more … Continue reading

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Freedom Begins Within: From the Authoritarian Self to the Liberated Self

By Gary ‘Z’ McGee Source: Waking Times “If people base their identity on identifying with authority, freedom causes anxiety. They must then conceal the victim in themselves by resorting to violence against others.” ~Arno Gruen Freedom is both the easiest … Continue reading

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