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Lies Cannot Hide the Dark Side of Reality

By: Gary D Barnett

John McCain died Saturday, August 25, 2018. As expected, he is being lauded as a great American hero, is being called a special man, and being praised for his exemplary service to his country. More accolades are forthcoming, and the praise for this man coming out of Washington DC and its complicit media is rather sickening. In many cases, it is coming from the mouths of very suspect and evil political players. This is reprehensible.

Sometimes the truth hurts, but the truth is what matters the most. That is why it is of such great importance for all of us. Hiding from reality is not only shirking responsibility, but can be very harmful to what is right and just.

So who was John McCain? Most know the McCain portrayed by the media; that of a war hero shot down in Vietnam only to become a POW in an unpopular war. In fact, that war was nothing more than brutal murder affected against innocent people. Most of his life revolved around this persona, that of his suggested misfortune, of a hero protecting his country, and of bravery in the face of torture and solitary confinement. This false picture of McCain put him in the limelight, helped him in business, and propelled him into a powerful political position for life. None of this was warranted. As I see it, he was a maniacal warmonger with an ego to match.

I am not attempting to analyze the life of John McCain here in these few words, or go into any detailed accounting of his crimes, but only to unmask the false caricature of him portrayed by most of the media pundits. There is ample time now to expose the real John McCain, and to shed light on the dishonest eulogizing and glorification of this man so rampant in the news today.

McCain was a POW, and deserved that fate in my opinion. Unlike those young men forced into war by conscription, McCain voluntarily chose to murder the Vietnamese from high in the skies where he was not forced to see the heinous nature of his actions. For his efforts, he was shot down, captured, and held as a prisoner. There is much speculation about his time during capture, but we may never know the truth concerning all that happened while a prisoner. But what happened after his release is much more telling than his so-called heroism as a POW.

There is an enormous amount of evidencethat McCain used his political power to hide the fact that prisoners held in Vietnam after the war did exist. In other words, he purposely abandoned them. He gutted legislation meant to help prisoners, and he made ineffective the “Truth Bill”which would have made transparent the plight of missing prisoners of war. He did this by drafting his own bill, the  “McCain Bill,”which created a bureaucratic wall that blocked most documents that could have been released. Why would he do this? What was he attempting to hide? What was his motive?

John McCain had a checkered history of corruption, lying, and scandal. Regardless of his transgressions, he seemed always to escape mostly unscathed. Consider the Savings and Loan debacle, and its consequences for so many. McCain was the most blameworthy of the Keating Five in my opinion, but he used his POW status and the media to not only get out of harms way, but to save his political career in the process. These are not the actions of an honest man.

No one in Congress was more committed to war than John McCain. His position concerning war and killing was constant throughout his life.  His dedication to war was beyond that of most brutal dictators, but his position as a U.S. Senator allowed him to be praised here at home for behavior that would be condemned anywhere else in the world. Hypocrisy at this level is disturbing to say the least.

So who can forget the frivolous nature of his call for war when he laughingly sang “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran? That kind of outburst by McCain should not have been surprising, given that he was the consummate warmonger. He promoted aggressive war over his lifetime in countries including Bosnia, Kosovo, Georgia, North Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Kuwait, Libya, and Mali, among many others, and of course supported the war in Vietnam where he slaughtered innocents without remorse.

John McCain was no war hero, he was a war criminal. He was never a savior of “American values”, nor was he compassionate in life or politics. He had a violent temper, he was unmoving in his taste for killing, and he was corrupt. If the timing of this criticism seems harsh, so be it. The truth should not be foreign to us, especially now.

Lauding an unscrupulous politician upon his death, even as a simple matter of “respect,” is a deceitful practice clouded in lies. Without truth, more deceit follows, and more lies become evident. Honesty is the only proper way forward, so all should know the real John McCain.

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Fascism: The American Way of Life

“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” ~Benito Mussolini

Mussolini was not the originator of hatred of free markets and laissez faire, or of Fascism, a description more suited to Thomas Carlyle, but he was certainly the true father of Fascism. His ideology and opinions are key in any effort to understand real Fascism, the embodiment of the current U.S. political system.

The United States of America, regardless of the misguided belief by the masses that this is the land of the free, is undeniably by strict political definition, a Fascist oligarchy. Yes, there are some aspects of democracy, socialism, communism, and Marxism, but Fascism by the few is the ruling political ideology of today’s America.

This explains the obvious mindset of “American exceptionalism,” and the nonsensical belief America is the epitome of right and good. The root of this arrogant, obnoxious thinking has for generations been by state design. This notion is perpetuated throughout the life of all citizens by state indoctrination and brainwashing, beginning with government controlled schools that claim quasi-ownership of children from infancy to full adulthood. The aim of these institutions is to indoctrinate the masses to produce model citizens in a society that is loyal to community, city, state, and nation, and one opposed to self-interest, self-ownership and individualism.

In order for the State to successfully affect this system, all aspects of society have to function harmoniously with Fascist ideology, including the economy. The U.S. economy has been based upon Keynesianism for decades, a theory developed by John Maynard Keynes in the 1920s and 1930s during the Great Depression. Government intervention is a mainstay of Keynes theory; government interference and partnership with industry is the major tenet of Fascism.

Mussolini’s own description of Fascism was “Fascism is the marriage of corporation and state,” and “Fascism should rightly be called corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.”

His characterization of John Maynard Keynes was as follows:

“Fascism entirely agrees with Mr. Maynard Keynes, despite the latter’s prominent position as a Liberal. In fact, Mr. Keynes’ excellent little book, The End of Laissez-Faire (l926) might, so far as it goes, serve as a useful introduction to fascist economics. There is scarcely anything to object to in it and there is much to applaud.”

Fascism is based upon a strong sense of national unity, nationalism, strong leadership, perpetual war, the absurdity of peace, the absolute nature of the State, and a hatred of self-interest and individualism. Fascism is a religion, just as Mussolini described, with a doctrine demanded by the State of its citizens

Today, the term “Fascist” is thrown around by politicians and the media, but rarely used in its proper context or correct description; its true meaning isn’t even understood by the proletariat at large.

One only has to consider the underlying tenets of Mussolini’s Fascism and how it is manifested in American society, in order to understand the correlation to its citizenry todayView any football game or any other sporting event to see the hatred of individualism and dissent. Consider the collective reverence given to the state, its flag, or other state symbols. Consider the unadulterated worship of the military and war. Consider the state of the Fascist economy, a house of cards waiting collapse due to Keynesian (Fascist) economics. Consider rampant nationalism. Consider the love and loyalty by the people of the corrupt and criminal political system, a two party system where only one immoral agenda is sought. Consider the promotion of racism by government forces through its politics of division. Consider “crony capitalism,” the power and influence of corporate America, and the partnership with government at every level.

Honesty demands that the truth be sought, and that it is believed when verified. Those who ignore the truth, those who hide their heads in the sand, those consumed by apathy, are doomed to face the consequences of that behavior. With Fascism, those consequences will be brutal, severe, and life changing. It is only a matter of time until this system fails. That inevitability will be epoch in nature. This is a foregone conclusion based on the insanity that has been cultivated over these many years. Preparation for very hard times is now warranted.

No one can know exactly how and when the collapse will occur, but the most likely catalyst points to a financial failure of great magnitude. There are other possibilities: nuclear war, monetary collapse, technological breakdowns due to fraud, theft, incompetence or any combination of these risks and others unmentioned.

Assuming the pathological lunatics in power do not press the red button beforehand, the Fed unwinding and resulting rise in interest rates will crash the system. This will not resemble recent temporary “market failures”. Instead, it will be long term devastation, much more massive in scale and destruction. It will be unstoppable. The unwinding of the Federal Reserve, now set to begin next fall, will cause the worst central bank failure in history, due to its creation of the largest asset bubble ever known. More credit expansion and a new bubble economy will be impossible, inasmuch as those options have been exhausted and no longer available to the central planners.

While this devastating downfall may force the end of our current Fascist state, there is no way to know what the resulting power structure will look like. Will there be some order in this scenario or total chaos? Only time will tell.

“If only we can give them faith that mountains can be moved, they will accept the illusion that mountains are moveable, and thus an illusion may become reality.” ~Benito Mussolini

Mussolini understood the psyche and weaknesses of the common man, and used that knowledge to advance his system of Fascism. The masses in America have willingly allowed those in powerful positions to control them, fool them, steal from them, lie to them, and murder them. When the day of reckoning arrives, will the masses awaken as individuals, or remain as sheep? Put differently, the masses prove Mussolini correct – or just another craven dictator?


Gary D. Barnett [send him mail] has been a financial advisor for 30 years, and now resides and works in Lewistown, Montana.

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An Exercise of Extreme Arrogance

Reading headlines in this day and age can be disturbing to any intelligent soul, but on occasion, the sheer stupidity of the headline causes one to pause. Today on Drudge, one headline states: “Iranian military boats veer dangerously close to US warship.” Of course, this came from Fox News, the mainstream leader in warmongering headlines.

One would have to think that this must have happened just off the U.S. coastline, maybe in New York harbor, right? Wrong, it happened just off the Iranian coastline, in the Strait of Hormuz, a strait that borders Iran. It is used as a travel route by oil tankers, but the U.S. sends it’s warships there against and in defiance of Iranian law. Iran requires that prior permission be granted before any warship enters the strait, but this is ignored by the U.S. military.

To put this in proper context, if Iran illegally patrolled directly off the east coast of the U.S. with its warships, patrolling from New York to Florida, and a U.S. vessel came close to that warship, Iran headlines would read, “U.S. military boats veer dangerously close to Iranian warship.”

The Strait of Hormuz connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. At its narrowest point, the strait is but 21 miles wide, but the width of the shipping lane in either direction is only two miles, separated by a two-mile buffer zone.

Twenty one miles wide means that a U.S. warship traveling exclusively in the shipping lane, and we all know they travel outside that boundary, would be less than ten miles off the Iranian coast.

Does that mean, as it should, that heavily armed Iranian warships should have the right to travel ten miles off the U.S. coast? Of course not. That would be ridiculous, just as it is ridiculous for the U.S. military to claim that right directly off Iran’s coast.

This is asinine, and beyond comprehension, but the ignorant and apathetic American citizen will automatically consider Iran aggressive, without even having a clue where the Strait of Hormuz is located. Even with that common knowledge, many Americans would still assume that the U.S. has the right to go anywhere and in any country on earth it wishes, simply because the U.S. is exceptional.

My title of “An exercise of extreme arrogance” is in this case, a gross understatement!




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Is It Just Me?

I rarely if ever write about the political process or politicians, as I consider the process itself to be ludicrous, and politicians to be the worst among men. With that said, here goes.

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that the next presidential election is looming, and the two “top” candidates chosen by the real controllers of this country, are Satan’s puppets in the likeness of clowns? Every four years, we all have to put up with the circus like atmosphere that surrounds what is said to be the most important election in the world. But how can the most important election in the universe come down to the new rulers of the planet being either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Each election, I am truly amazed that the lowest form of humans rise to the top, and seemingly, no one seems to notice that the joke is on them.

When speaking of Donald Trump, the terms fascist, hypocrite, liar, a user of the system for personal gain, and a comedic ignoramus, come immediately to mind, but considering evil, he pales in comparison in my opinion, to his rival, Hillary Clinton. When I think of this woman, someone I have been familiar with since before I left Arkansas in 1985, she has been involved in countless scandals that involve everything from drug running, war mongering, thievery, corruption on a grand scale, and murder, just to mention a few. The actual list is staggering.

Please under no circumstances, think that I adhere to the idiotic notion of voting for the lesser of evils. I never vote, and I think the process is a fool’s game, and nothing less than a recipe for disaster.

But isn’t it telling of the total ignorance and apathy of the indoctrinated masses when this is what is considered the most important event of the time. This is when the American society at large selects their master and king for the next four years, one of two of the most despicable humans in the entire country. If it were not so horrible and dangerous, it would be laughable. But it certainly is not funny.

For those who participate in this absurdity, get out there you sheep, and throw yourselves in the camp of one or the other of what can only be considered as nefarious slime. And then run to the polls with exuberance at the chance that your candidate will win the game! But while reveling in self stupidity, it might be wise to build your bunker.


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The Deafening Silence Of Apathy, And Inevitable War

Today, the western world “weeps” for France. Yesterday, and still, it “weeps” for those sister countries facing an influx of immigrants, immigrants that are for the most part victims of western policies. Tomorrow, for whom will the west weep? I can say with some assurance that no tears will be shed for the plight of those being brutalized by the west under the orders of the United States and its political arm of enforcement, NATO.

In the scheme of things, Americans are backward, and instead of reality, they see only what they want to see, regardless of the horror that is just on the other side of the mirror. For most of the entire U.S. population, collective apathy is the driving force of opinion, and truth be damned. This attitude is convenient for the ignorant masses who revel in their false belief that they as a group are exceptional, simply because of where they were born. “American exceptionalism” is a self-aggrandizing myth, and the U.S. is exceptional mostly due to the fact that the controlling powers have driven this country to become the most evil nationstate on earth today. While the average individual citizen is not evil and is not committing heinous acts directly, he is complicit in the carnage due to his blind support of the state. This idiocy is now called patriotism. A more bastardized misunderstanding of that term could not be more evident.

Bold statements you say? Not really when one considers the scope of the American empire and the reach of its military industrial complex. Most all nations on earth, with few exceptions, fear the U.S. This fear is legitimate, as the U.S. attacks countries worldwide through raw aggression while clinging to the insane lie of national defense. In fact, it is executing murder, torture, and occupation worldwide, while enriching those war profiteers who sponsor the political system.

This behavior is intentional, and very dangerous. We are now on the verge of a new world war caused by those who control this U.S monster. The American masses who will be most affected by such an event, seem powerless to stop it, but would they even if they thought they could?

Make no mistake about it, wars and aggression by the U.S. and its allies are for nothing other than to achieve profit and power. The desired result is not peace or spreading democracy, as if actually spreading democracy would be anything but a disaster for all inflicted with such a corrupt system.

In this modern world, the most proficient killers are not common criminals, but the state itself. The agents of force behind the killing are lauded as heroes, and worshiped as protectors. The fact is that those in the military who do the bidding of the state are not defending the citizenry, but are simply enriching the government and its controllers who profit greatly due to war. This enrichment is certainly in dollars, but also in power. In order for this orchestrated war effort by the state to be successful, the people must be made to be afraid. That fear leads to a false trust in the state, and the ensuing gain of power by the state always leads to a loss of liberty.

Any number of human lives are sacrificed for the good of the power elite. It is not the politicians, or the generals, or the heads of defense companies, or the bankers whose lives are on the line. It is not their children on the front lines of battle either, it is always the children of others.

War is, and always has been, only for the sake of profit and power. Those in power are in control, and they are rich, while the rest are simply considered fodder for the purpose of perpetual war.






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Pledging Allegiance (To the state) Requires the Mindset of a Slave

Allegiance: “the loyalty of a citizen to his or her government or of a subject to his or her sovereign.” (

For those who joyfully recite the “Pledge of Allegiance” to the flag and nationstate, it might first be instructive to understand that the author of this state worship pledge was a nationalist preacher who was a devout socialist. To read the pledge and not realize this is stark reflection on the so-called educational system of this country.

I am almost ashamed to admit that it took me until the age of 16 years to come to the conclusion that pledging allegiance to a flag and state was reprehensible. I certainly had doubts before that time, but did not take action against reciting such nonsense until later. That was not an easy thing to do, especially given my shyness at this age, but I was so compelled to never participate in such slave-like behavior, that I stood up in front of the entire student body of my high school, and refused to ever say the pledge again. I never have since, and that was in 1967. It took a little longer to do the same with the awful “National Anthem,” but that is another story.

I was reminded of the pledge lately, so I went back to research some of the negative and positive comments about this subject. This was very telling indeed. There are those conservatives who think the pledge is sacred of course, because state worship among the warmongering right is obvious. The left, on the other hand, normally have the same reverence for this atrocious pledge, but in many cases for different reasons. With that knowledge, it then became apparent to me that the biggest objection for the past several decades is the state mandated insertion of “under God.” What?

The basis for total contempt of this communistic pledge should lie in the fact that it was, and still is, an attempt by the state to control and form the minds of impressionable children. The language “under God,” does not change that fact. It is nothing less than a formula to train the young to grow up as state worshipers and good little nationalist citizens. All this of course is guised in the form of false patriotism, but that fakery has worked masterfully in the indoctrination of school children since 1945.

Collectivist minds always gravitate first toward the well being of  the “community,” and that thinking is meant to destroy individuality and self reliance in favor of the group. That is backward, and is the reason for this welfare seeking society that believes they are owed something at the expense of others.

We now live in a fascist oligarchy that is steeped in socialistic ideology. That could never have happened in a free society based on individual effort and talent, and any belief in self responsibility. The Pledge of Allegiance is just one step in the process of the complete indoctrination of children by the state into a belief system that allows for collectivist thinking over the individual. Ending the practice is the only sane solution.





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Are Domestic Military Operations A Preparation For Martial Law?

I left this morning on my way to my office and encountered several military vehicles on the roadway. These were armored Humvees with active machine guns mounted in the turrets on top of the vehicles. Once I made my way closer to town, I saw military helicopters flying low and overhead in and around town. This was obvious support for those armed soldiers heading to the silos. That is imposing to say the least, but it is an atrocity against liberty. Domestic military operations, whether masked as training or not, should never occur.

I live outside a small town in central Montana. It is a remote region, but unique to this part of the country, especially in Montana and Wyoming, is the fact that hundreds of nuclear missile silos are scattered everywhere. I can barely drive more than a few miles in any direction without encountering these missile centers. There are 250 silos in this area, and they are virtually everywhere, one is even close to my home. This is very disturbing.

But also in the news this morning was the story about a tyrannical military “training” operation that will be implemented in seven Southwestern states at the same time. This military invasion is called Operation Jade Helm, and will be a realistic military operation set to begin in July, and last 8 weeks. 1200 elite soldiers will participate. Some are to do these “exercises” undetected among the residents in designated areas in states including Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.

We already have militarized police, but in the future, probably the not very distant future, the military will not only train domestically, but will become a constant force around the country. These steps leading up to this have been incremental over quite a number of years, especially since the 9/11 events and coverup, but now it has become apparent that the government and military plan is to control the civilian population of this country by force.

Will Martial Law be the end result in what is now already a police state? I think so.



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Intellectual Dishonesty Abounds

Apparently, many continue to argue very complicated issues without addressing the real facts, and without looking inward. These arguments then are fallacious, which is purposeful or based on total ignorance.

I do understand the issue of terrorism after years of research, and I realize that only the informed can honestly address this subject without prejudice. Most conversations are skewed toward isolated hate, cultural or religious ignorance, or false nationalism. Neither is useful, and can only bias any legitimate discussion.  In most of America, the talk concerning terrorism is completely dishonest, and lacking in objective truth. It is one sided, and all causation is ignored.

“Choosing words carefully” is always important, but does not guarantee the validity of the argument being presented. This is especially true when that argument is singularly targeted toward one conclusion without the benefit of fact or reason, a very common tactic in opinion pieces. Relativism generally rules the day.

Considering these parameters, any discussion about terrorism should include all terrorism and all participants. I will preface my statements by saying that all terrorism is heinous, evil, and unholy, regardless of the identity of the perpetrator, whether individual, group, or nation state. The problem with most is that only isolated terrorist acts, those committed by U.S. politically designated terrorists, are considered. Abominable acts of state sponsored and state sanctioned murder for political, monetary, and geopolitical reasons are ignored, and these are normally covered up by propaganda based on the false notion of “national defense.” In other words, U.S. wars of total aggression against countries that have never attacked, or even had the ability to attack this country, are never considered terrorism by the mainstream. Why?

Most of the identifiable Middle Eastern terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, the Taliban, IS, and most other so-called “freedom fighters,” especially in Syria, Libya, Ukraine, and Iraq, have been funded and armed by the U.S. This is now not arguable. In addition, waging brutal and aggressive war against nations that have never attacked us has caused massive blowback in the form of increased terrorism. In other words, the “War on Terror” (actually War of Terror) causes terrorism, and that is a planned and sought after response.

Why is occupation and mass murder committed by the U.S. government considered “God’s work,” while all other acts of politically motivated murder considered terrorism? Terrorism is terrorism, period! Try wearing the shoes of those innocent families being bombed daily by U.S. drones.


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The Telling Nature Of A Dishonest Quote

I was sent this quote by a friend today:

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.” — Theodore Roosevelt

First, one has to understand the nature of the man behind the quote, and the time in which it was uttered. Theodore Roosevelt was a politician bent on power, he was the ultimate Progressive, he was a protectionist, he believed in high taxation of success, he was a believer in total executive tyranny, he was a warmonger, and he was a murderer. This of course is the short list of his evil ways.

As to what things would destroy America:

It is helpful for one to actually understand Teddy Roosevelt in order to analyze what he means in the above quote. “Prosperity at any price” might mean one thing to you or me, but to Roosevelt, it meant anyone using the free market to succeed, and having the audacity to be an aggressive competitor who was working for profit.

As to “peace at any price,” even the idea of peace offended the crazed warmongering Roosevelt , who was instrumental in creating his own private military force to slaughter innocent Spaniards in a war of aggression that went as far as the Philippines. He loved war and killing the entirety of his miserable life, so of course obtaining peace would never have been his desire.

“Safety-first instead of duty-first” was Roosevelt’s way of  expounding on his belief that all individuals were owned by the state, and that duty to the state was an all important necessity of life. His thinking, or lack thereof, simply exposed his contempt for freedom, and his love of nationalism and loyalty to the state apparatus.

“Love of soft living” is an interesting addition to this quote. Teddy Roosevelt if nothing else was a man of action, and had no use for relaxation or soft living. The problem with his particular thinking on this matter was that his idea of proper living was one of total control of others through regulation and force, and killing anything that moves. He loved to kill, and reveled in the slaughter of animals and men alike, with very little if any distinction.

Finally, Roosevelt said the destruction of America could be affected by the “get rich quick theory of life.” Really? Wars of aggression, federal destruction of the monetary system, horrific government regulations of all industry, high taxation, and an otherwise massive amount of corrupt government interference in the entire economy will not bring down America, but those who choose voluntarily to gain wealth as fast as they can will lead to the demise of this nation.

Most would read this quote and applaud at what would normally be perceived as the great knowledge of an important man and president, when in fact it is nothing more than the rhetorical dishonesty steeped in the cesspool of a twisted mind.



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