One 77-year-old’s search for the truth: 9/11, election fraud, illegal wars, Wall Street criminality, a stolen nuke, the neocon wars, control of the U.S. government by global corporations, the unjustified assault on Social Security, media complicity, and the "Great Recession" about to become the second Great Depression. "The most important truths are hidden from us by the powerful few who strive to steal the American dream by keeping We the People in the dark."
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Today is Flag Day celebrating a flag that flys over a country that has destroyed thirteen countries in the past two decades. And tomorrow is the 800th aniversary of the Magna Carta, which together with the US Constitution are in the process of being repealed by the US and it's European vassals.
Monday, June 15, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. In his book, Magna Carta,
J.C. Holt, professor of medieval history, University of Cambridge,
notes that three of the chapters of this ancient document still stand on
the English Stature Book and that so much of what survives of the Great
Charter is “concerned with individual liberty,” which “is a reflexion
of the quality of the original act of 1215.”
In the 17th century Sir Edward Coke used the Great Charter of the
Liberties to establish the supremacy of Parliament, the representative
of the people, as the origin of law.
A number of legal scholars have made the irrelevant point that the
Magna Carter protected rights of the Church, nobles, and free men who
were not enserfed, a small percentage of the population in the early
13th century. We hear the same about the US Constitution–it was
something the rich did for themselves. I have no sympathy for debunking
human achievements that, in the end, gave ordinary people liberty.
At Runnymede in 1215 no one but the armed barons had the power and
audacity to make King John submit to law. The rule of law, not the rule
of the sovereign or of the executive branch in Washington acceded to by
a cowardly and corrupt Congress and Supreme Court, is a human
achievement that grew out of the Magna Carta over the centuries, with
ups and downs of course.
Blackstone’s Commentaries in 1759 fed into the American Revolution and gave us the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The Geneva Conventions extended the rule of law to the international arena.
Beginning with the Clinton Administration and rapidly accelerating
with the George W. Bush and Obama regimes and Tony Blair in England, the
US and UK governments have run roughshod over their accountability to
Both the US and UK in the 21st century have gone to numerous wars
illegally under the Nuremberg Standard established by the US and UK
following Germany’s defeat in WWII and used to execute Germans for war
crimes. The US and UK claim that unlike Germany they are immune to the
very international law that they themselves established in order to
punish the defeated Germans. Washington and London can bomb and murder
at will, but not Germany.
Both governments illegally and unconstitutionally (the UK
Constitution is unwritten) spy on their citizens, and the Bush and Obama
executive branches have eviscerated, with the complicity of Congress
and the federal courts, the entirely of the US Constitution except for
the Second Amendment, which is protected by the strong lobby of the
National Rifle Association. If the gun control “progressives” have their
way, nothing will be left of the US Constitution.
Washington and its European satellites have subordinated law to a
political and economic hegemonic agenda. Just as under the heyday of
colonialism when the West looted the non-white world, today the West
loots its own. Greece is being looted as was Ireland, and Italy and
Spain will not escape looting unless they renege on their debts and
leave the EU.
Western capitalism is a looting mechanism. It loots labor. It loots
the environment, and with the transpacific and transatlantic
“partnerships” it will loot the sovereign law of countries. For
example, France’s laws against GMOs become “restraints on trade” and
subjects France to punitive law suits by Monsanto. If France doesn’t pay
Monsanto the damages Monsanto claims, France is subject to punitive
sanctions like Washington applies to Russia when Russia doesn’t do what
A new slave existence is being created in front of our eyes as law
ceases to be a shield of peoples and becomes a weapon in the hands of
government. Eight hundred years of reform is being overturned as
Washington and its vassals invade, bomb, and overthrow governments that
are out of step with Washington’s agenda. Formerly self-sufficient
agricultural communities are becoming wage slaves for international
agribusiness corporations. Everywhere privilege is rising above law and
justice is being lost.
The concentration of wealth and power is reminiscent of the
aristocratic era and of Rome under the Caesars. The demise of the rule
of law has stripped ordinary people of security and dignity. Peoples of
the world must protect themselves by acting in defense of the Great
Charter’s principle that governments are accountable to law.
Governments unaccountable to law are tyrannies whatever they might call
themselves, no matter how exceptional and indispensable they declare
themselves to be.
Monday in Westminster in London, the International Tribunal for
Natural Justice is forming. If my understanding of this work of
Humanitad is correct, we have a cause for hope. Perhaps the Tribunal
will try the criminals of our time, almost all of which are “leaders” of
Western governments, on the Internet with juries and prosecutors so
that populations everywhere can witness the evil that every Western
Once the West is perceived as the evil force that it is, it will have
to reform and again embrace Edward Coke’s vision of the Great Charter
or become an unimportant backwater while the rest of the world goes on
to better things. The world is saved once the world ceases to bow down
to the American Caesar.