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Terror and Confusion
Now I always thought that I knew, roughly what terror was but perhaps I am wrong.
I thought that terror was the frightening of people.
That meant that an act of terror: was an act that was done with the sole intention of scaring people”causing them terror” or “causing them to be terrified”.
Now obviously if a person’s life is threatened, then that is an act of terror but also acts of terror can take place with out a life even being lost.
An example of this could be that of a bomb hoax. This can cause people to be in a state of terror, fearing for their lives, yet no actual bomb has been set and the only lives that may be lost is if the people’s terror causes a stampede, leading to an accidental loss of life.
The point being here is: terror is directly linked to physical harm or at least the threat of physical harm.
Now I always thought that I knew, roughly what the United States Patriot Act was all about but perhaps I am wrong.
I thought that the Patriot Act was about measures that were taken for the protection of citizens against acts of terror.
As this act was about protecting people from acts of terror, it was said that it was unfortunate but citizen’s civil liberties may have to be encroached, after all it was for their own protection.
Federal Reserve Banks
In 2001 under the auspices of the Patriot Act and without discussion in Congress, special laws were put in place regards the Federal Reserve Banks.
The Federal Reserve Banks are not government owned; that is to say that they are not owned by the people. They are privately owned banks, privately owned businesses.
Section 364 of the act pertains to: “Uniform Protection Authority for Federal Reserve”.
This act allows for the Reserve Banks to employ their own uniformed security officers, who are allowed to be armed, as seen fit by the banks board members and that these “security officers” are to be given access to any law enforcement information that THEY deem necessary.
Here lies my confusion.
Bank robberies have taken place as long as there have been banks and although, yes, lives have on occasions been lost, these robberies have always been seen as acts of criminality not terror.
Certainly, when the Bill of Rights was being written and the protection of peoples human rights were being considered, bank robberies were taking place.
Now though, it would appear, things are different.
Under the guise of an act created to supposedly protect citizens from acts of terror, privately owned banks can enlist their own armies and at their own discretion, view all aspects of your private life, that any law enforcement agency may have accumulated. Now remember, that other aspects of the Patriot Act, allow for these law enforcement agencies, to amass more personal information, than they could before. It was said though, that this information would only be used in the protection of the people from acts of terror, otherwise would not encroach on their civil liberties.
OK, so this means that personal information can be collected by law enforcement agencies but can only be used, by them, to avoid an act of terror. The fact that a private army, employed by a private business, can see and use this information as they see fit obviously is not a breach of a citizen’s civil liberties and there lies my confusion.
Perhaps this gives some indication as to where the loyalties of the ruling elite in the United States lie.
Their patriotism is to the dollar, not the people.
They fear for the safety of their money, not their people.
They believe that the only secrets, that should remain secret, are what they do with their wealth not what the citizens do in their own time, with their hard earned money in the privacy of their heavily mortgaged home.
Parts of the Patriot Act may serve to assist in the protection against terrorism but its main purpose is to help the elite in controlling the citizens by intruding on their privacy.
The powers that these privately owned reserve banks now enjoy, are frightening, almost to the stage of terrifying.
In the midst of our confusion, we must try to decide WHO the real terrorists are and WHO constitute the biggest threat to our privacy and freedoms?
Terror and confusion could be put another way: smoke and mirrors.
Whilst minor changes are being saturated in the media, the real changes that truly affect a citizens life, are taking place behind the scenes, out of the sight of the media and the people.
- Who is the Terrorist?
Why is it when the US is trying to fight a war on terror, they are themselves using terror tactics? Who is and what should be done about it?
- Who Owns Your Money?
Do you own your money? If not then who does and how much influence do they have over you?
Why does the Government keep lying to us? It has now been caught in lying, so will it now tell us the truth? How many lives will have to be lost before they start to tell us the truth?
- Nationality of Terrorism
Why is it that Israel are so quick to apportion blame for the attempted diplomatic killings? Why are the US in support? Is there a war on terror or just excuse?