With the "financial crisis" getting worse by the day and millions of Americans facing complete economic ruin, WE THE PEOPLE are still waiting for our duly elected government to indict, arrest and prosecute the people responsible for the mess.
There are dozens of Bankers who made material mis-statements of facts on official corporate reports about the health of their bank -- right up until the bank failed. Where are the arrests?
There are hundreds of securities dealers and brokers who made literally THOUSANDS of intentional material mis-statements of fact about collateralized debt obligations and breached their fiduciary trust by hiding or mis-representing the creditworthiness of the underlying mortgagees. Where are the arrests?
There are government regulators who conspired with large banks to file false reports to their own regulatory agencies. Where are the arrests?
The Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve both made deliberate mis-representations of material fact under oath when they testified before congress to seek taxpayer bailout money. Both those men assured Congress there would be transparency for the money doled out. For weeks now, both the Treasury and the Federal Reserve have defiantly refused to disclose where that taxpayer bailout money went. Where are the arrests?
There haven't been arrests because the crooks involved in all these swindles are the very players who fund the political parties and campaigns! You know it, I know it and the government KNOWS we know it; but they don't care. Want proof?
If I robbed someone of $10, I'd be sitting my ass in a cell at Riker's Island. Bernard Madoff admitted to swindling investors out of $50 Billion over 30 years and when he was arrested, he got to stay in his $7 million New York City apartment! Sweet deal!
What's really going on here is that the elite have perpetrated the biggest THEFT in history! What they couldn't steal outright, they tucked into securities and sold to others. Now that their thieving has screwed things up really badly, they plan on getting the average "joe" to pay for it. That worked in the 1930's but we aren't gonna play that game again.
This time, there are going to be consequences: Either the government does its job and arrests the perpetrators of these financial crimes or, WE THE PEOPLE may choose to view the government itself as a co-conspirator and exercise our "original right of self defense." (See Federalist 28, Paragraph 6)
Think we can't take out the government? Think again.
WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ IS DICEY. LET ME CAUTION ALL OF YOU THAT DOING THE THINGS LISTED BELOW, OR EVEN PLANNING TO DO THEM, WOULD BE A FELONY UNDER FEDERAL LAW.
I have no plans - at this time - to actually undertake the actions mentioned below and you shouldn't either. I am merely observing that the methods outlined below are possible and would be effective if undertaken.
The point of this opinion piece is to demonstrate that the U.S. federal government (or any other national government in the world) COULD be successfully overthrown and it wouldn't take a lot of men, money, time or effort to do it. One again I remind you; doing these things or planning to do them is a FELONY -- unless you actually succeed!
If our government fails to arrest and prosecute the criminals who wrecked our financial systems, then WE THE PEOPLE may have to use force and violence to effect change via assassination of members of Congress and carry out vigilante justice against the financial criminals.
If Economic Armageddon actually takes place, the probability of such acts will be very likely.
A lot of you are now thinking “how could citizens have any hope of getting through the U.S. Military so as to do such a thing?” Ordinarily, you'd be right. But these are not ordinary times.
Right now, the US Military is stretched so thin, with so many troops in so many places around the world that just last month, the military could not muster enough men to provide Color Guards to march in Veterans Day parades! If they don't have enough men to man Color Guards, then they don't have enough men to protect the federal government!
Even if they do have enough men to protect the federal government, it wouldn't make any difference under the scenario I envision.
First, let me say that I do not envision a Second American Revolution as being some gallant fight, with tens of thousands of armed citizens facing tens of thousands of US troops on some battlefield. No. Far from it.
In watching the military campaigns of the past 25 years, I have come to admire “surgical strikes.” When force is applied in a specific, limited way, the results can be magnificent. Such is my HYPOTHETICAL thinking for our present circumstance.
Suppose, HYPOTHETICALLY just for the sake of argument, that not all of the Congress needs to be removed. The House of Representatives consists of 435 members. The Senate consists of 100 members. But not all of them are “problems.”
For the purpose of this HYPOTHETICAL discussion, let’s say that only half of the US House and half of the US Senate are “problems” That’s a total of 267 “problems” in Congress.
Imagine if you will, teams of 5 committed citizens each, who were fed up with these “problems.”
267 x 5 = 1,335 committed citizens needed to resolve these “problems.”
Do you think that in America, a nation of 300,000,000 people, there are 1,335 committed citizens willing to put it all on the line to “correct” these “problems” and thus save the nation? I do. It could be called "patriotic assassination."
It seems to me that a HYPOTHETICAL operation using teams of five men assigned to each “problem,” could gather information on the assigned persons. It is easy to find out things like daily schedules, public appearances, travel routes to and from work, etc.. (I have already personally obtained the home addresses of all members of Congress, the Senate, President Bush's Cabinet, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and more! )
Once the data was collected and analyzed a time and date could be set for “solving” these “problems.
Then, one night, perhaps in the wee hours of the morning, these HYPOTHETICAL heavily armed teams of five committed citizens each, would move. I envision a surgically precise, lightning strike: Front doors kicked-in, entry, locating the target, solving the problem and out within 90 seconds. Within minutes, all 267 “problems” would be “solved.”
Since most of the “problems” live in and around Washington, DC, the local police would be overwhelmed immediately and unable to respond to all the calls for help. This means only a limited police response and limited ability to “apprehend” anyone.
Even if there was a local security detail, taking them out at the start of such an operation wouldn’t be a problem; they would be "collateral damage." By the time police from neighboring towns , the county or even the state police were told what was happening, it would be too late. The feds at FBI, ATF, the military, et al would be useless because they too would all arrive long after it was over.
If something like this were to occur with several hundred members of Congress taken out, the nation would be stunned. The media would go nuts. But look at the results: The nation would have been saved from those who are wrecking our Republic. Those in Congress who were not “problems” would make damn sure they didn’t become problems for fear of suffering the same fate.
Since he would not have been targeted, the President could tell the nation how “those responsible for this outrage will be caught” and how “we will not rest until. . . . . .” Blah, Blah Blah. But deep down in his guts, he would fear the same thing happening to him. Like the remaining politicians, I suspect he’d roll over and behave quite nicely.
Sure some of those involved in such a "corrective action" may be arrested, tried, convicted, jailed or even killed during such an operation, but when folks who've worked all their lives to save for old age suddenly find they've been totally ripped off, they have nothing to lose by killing. In the end, it would have been for a worthwhile endeavor; an effort that would go down in history!
This is not far fetched. It can be done. In my opinion, it may have to be done.
For the record, I voluntarily renounce and repudiate the use of force and violence to effect political or social change - but I acknowledge that it is a viable option of last resort. For now, I refuse to utilize force or violence in all circumstances when the use of such force or violence would be unlawful.
In closing, just remember, you may be willing to live under a totally corrupt, thieving government, but I am not. You may be willing to live under tyranny, but I am not. You may be willing to give up your rights, but I won't let you give up MY rights. You may be willing to be robbed and financially ruined, but I am not.
If push comes to shove, don't be surprised if your vote ends up being nullified for the good of this republic. But then again, you've proven your vote is worthless because you keep sending the same "problems" to Washington so if some type of drastic act actually DOES occur, just follow whoever appears to be in charge; that's what the average American lemming seems to do best.