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Sad to say things are not as they once were in America. The Country I was born in, and grew up in, is in decline. Corruption has taken over, and the people know there is something wrong; but with the Corporations running things; it's hard for them to see the truth. There were people of great integrity over the years, that tried to sound a warning to the American people, but the evil powers that be, seem to have won out. One such Warning came from President Dwight D. Eisenhower[1] on January 17th, 1961 in his Farewell Address.

"A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction.

Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peace time, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea.

Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United State corporations.

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence-­economic, political, even spiritual-­is felt in every city, every state house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-­industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-­military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.

In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.

Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-­technological elite.

It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system-­ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society.

Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society's future, we-you and I, and our government-must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow."

Another Man of Great Integrity was, Major General Smedley Darlington Butler[2], who stood up to the Oligarchs and Elites, and prevented a coup against our Government in 1933. He then wrote a book named, "War Is A Racket[3]" He had a lot to say about Wars, and why they are being fought. Some of his Quotes are as follows.

“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”

“WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.”

“Beautiful ideals were painted for our boys who were sent out to die. This was the "war to end wars." This was the "war to make the world safe for democracy." No one told them that dollars and cents were the real reason. No one mentioned to them, as they marched away, that their going and their dying would mean huge war profits. No one told these American soldiers that they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here. No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might be torpedoed by submarines built with United State patents. They were just told it was to be a "glorious adventure".

Thus, having stuffed patriotism down their throats, it was decided to make them help pay for the war, too. So, we gave them the large salary of $30 a month!

All that they had to do for this munificent sum was to leave their dear ones behind, give up their jobs, lie in swampy trenches, eat canned willy (when they could get it) and kill and kill and kill...and be killed”

“To summarize: Three steps must be taken to smash the war racket. 1. We must take the profit out of war. 2. We must permit the youth of the land who would bear arms to decide whether or not there should be war. 3. We must limit our military forces to home defense purposes.”

In the past we used to have something we referred to as, "The Forth Estate[4], that would keep and eye on the Government, and let the people know things that they should know about the activity going on within the Government. This worked really well in the past, but I guess it worked a little too well. It soured the people on the War in Vietnam, and the Government no longer could keep that war going, and finally had to get out. That is the main reason the "Powers That Be" had to do something about this media problem. They started to buy up all the media outlets they could, and now over 90% of all media outlets are owned by either 5 or 6 Corporations. They feed you what they want you to know, and it's all the same propaganda no matter where you get your information. You only hear, what "They" want you to hear, and it's called Manufacturing Consent.

So now you know that War is Profits, and if Peace broke out, that profit would end. That is why Eisenhower warned us about the Military Industrial Complex, and what could happen if they became to big. Well, it's happened, and now the problem is, how do we put them back where they belong? Has anyone ever wondered what normal person could afford an F-16, or anything that has to do with our Military? Then why do we see advertisements for such things on our TV? Could it be that with the money they paid to run that crazy advertisement, they expect something in return? Like maybe not rock the money boat...
So now that they have bought up almost all the Media, they can't let Normal Everyday People say anything different than their State Sponsored talking points. They have shut down, blacklisted, shadowbanned, deplatformed, and down right defamed people for having a different point of view, or is telling the truth as to what is really going on in America. People who actually do the digging into files and data are scorned, as if this information got out to the public, we may have the people demanding an end to wars, and an end to the Military Industrial Complex. That's the biggest reason they are working so hard on Censorship today, to protect their profits. It's the reason people are trying to set up other non Big Tech sites that they can't censor, and keep the real information there for anyone that wants it. It's the reason I put up a list on this site to at least give people an idea of where to find this information.

While there are sites that have disappeared that hasn't bothered me information wise; but the thought that they can do this does. This used to be America, and Freedom of Speech is one of the things that make this Country Great. To be able to say what you want and need to say is so important, I can't imagine life without it here.
I can remember my first time in China in 2005, and when talking to our family there, I mentioned Chairman Mao, and my Sister in law put her finger to her lips as if to say, we can't talk about him.. Can you imagine living like that here? I can't... Things are a bit better in China now, but still there are things you just don't talk about, and talking about Mao is okay to a point.

Now it's just a matter of time before most of the people who really do the digging, as to what's really going on, are purged from the Big Tech sites and platforms, and then we have to deal with how to fund the sites that are not controlled by Big Tech, or they will just fade away. It's a hard choice for them, as they will have to deal with Corporations for advertisement money, and if and when that dries up, it will be up to the people that use these sites to fund them as much as possible. But you see, that too is a problem as the available jobs don't pay much, and money is tight for most people. This I believe is what the Oligarchs and Elites are counting on, and just like in the old days they will limit your funds to the point you can't afford to donate anything to these sites, or do anything about their corruption.

The people who have been doing the digging have sounded off as to the Censorship taking place, and I have found a few of the sites and platforms now gone. Some of them have even made videos about what is yet to come. The Corbett Report out of Japan is one, and said this about how YouTube is Purging Again, and how to find him.
Censorship is running rampant all over the Globe, and the United States is following suite.

From Freedom House you have this article, The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism
Internet freedom declined in the United States. The Federal Communications Commission repealed rules that guaranteed net neutrality, the principle that service providers should not prioritize internet traffic based on its type, source, or destination. The move sparked efforts by civil society groups and state-level authorities to restore the protections on a local basis. In a blow to civil rights and privacy advocates, Congress reauthorized the FISA Amendments Act, including the controversial Section 702, thereby missing an opportunity to reform surveillance powers that allow the government to conduct broad sweeps in search of non-US targets and routinely collect the personal communications of Americans in the process. Despite an online environment that remains vibrant, diverse, and free, disinformation and hyperpartisan content continued to be of pressing concern in the United States, particularly in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections.

Who is Freedom House? It's a U.S. Government Funded NGO Think Tank, that says it stands for a, clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world. They work to prevent Fake News, and hyperpartisan content, but who are they to decide what is Fake News, or who should have a platform, and who shouldn't? Does anyone think that the Government will fund any NGO that doesn't follow the State's talking points? This is a very slippery slope, and it's taking our Country down with it.
University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson accuses Google and YouTube of censoring his online profiles because he doesn’t agree with their left-wing ideologies. 2018 Clip of Jordan Peterson Interview
When you have a corrupt Oligarch running for President, and his Son gets in trouble, they can count on the Oligarch owned Media to be silent about it. Jimmy Dore points this out with Social Media CENSORING Hunter Biden Article!, and it's not just Social Media.. From "The Gray Zone", Max Blumenthal does an article that shows just how things get censored if it hurts profits. Suppression of ‘Planet of the Humans’ documentary. Max goes on The Jimmy Dore show to talk about this. CENSORSHIP From Billionaire-Backed Professional Activists!.. You only need to look at what our Government is doing to Julian Assange because he put a light on our Government's crimes around the world, and with this they can silence all Journalist no matter what Country they come from, in fear the U.S. will come after them no matter where they are. Censoring Dissent! Noam Chomsky Talks To Jimmy About Julian Assange!..
It's got so crazy that some people are cheering on Censorship, and that will only bring down our Country faster. The “Left” Is Cheering On Censorship & The Left Always Pays.w/Chris Hedges

Censorship is truly a Hot Topic, and as you can see it's molding our Country into something we will not even recognize in the not to distant future. Freedom of Speech is at risk, and if we do nothing it will soon be only a memory, and we can sit around in our old age, and talk about the good old days when we could say what we wanted without the fear of being..... Censored....

  1. Dwight D. Eisenhower – Born October 14th, 1890. Died March 28th, 1969. He was the 34th President of the United States. He was in Office from January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961.
    President Eisenhower's Full Farewell Address..
  2. Major General Smedley Darlington Butler – Born July 30, 1881 Died June 21st, 1940 at age 58. He was a senior United States Marine Corps officer who fought in both the Mexican Revolution and World War I. Butler was, at the time of his death, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America and the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I. Butler later became an outspoken critic of American wars and their consequences. Butler also exposed a plan to overthrow the United States government.
    Major General Smedley Butler Biography
    Information on Smedley Butler and the Foiled Coup. Smedley Butler and the FDR coup and this one.. Bush Treason Exposed by Smedley Butler
  3. War Is A Racket – War Is a Racket is a speech and a 1935 short book, by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient.
    Audio book by LibriVox, Read by John Greenman. "War Is A Racket"
  4. The Forth Estate – The term fourth estate has been around for centuries, and refers the Press or Media. For more information, visit the Merriam - Webster Dictionary, The Forth Estate