The term “political warfare” is often attributed to famed American diplomat George Kennan, who wrote about the phenomenon at the early stages of the Cold War. In a May 4, 1948, policy memorandum, Kennan—then head of the State Department’s policy planning staff—drafted the statement cited at the forefront of this chapter. Kennan, whose career straddled the diplomatic and intelligence worlds, envisioned a far-reaching battle for influence—waged below the threshold of traditional state-on-state conflict—using all the levers of national power (Corke, 2006, p. 105). Kennan viewed the struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union as not simply a matter of state competition, but a battle of ideologies between liberal democracy and Communism, and political warfare became one of the primary means to conduct this new form of war (Kennan to the Secretary of State, 1946).1
If you think that I am exaggerating even a little bit, please read over the following list very carefully. The following are 12 statistics that prove that the U.S. is facing a consumer debt apocalypse…
#1 Total consumer debt in the United States just surpassed the 4 trillion dollar mark. That has never happened before in all of U.S. history.
#2 When you throw in mortgages and all other kinds of individual debt, U.S. consumers are now 13.5 trillion dollars in debt.
#4 U.S. consumers are carrying 870 billion dollars worth of balances on their credit cards right now.
#5 56 percent of Americans that currently have credit card balances have been carrying them for more than a year.
#6 The number of “seriously delinquent”credit card accounts in the U.S. has shot up to 37 million.
#7 Americans now owe a total of 1.3 trillion dollars on their auto loans.
#8 At this moment, more than 7 million Americans are delinquent on their auto loan payments. The figure has already surpassed what we witnessed during the peak of the last recession by about a million.
#10 Right now, more than 166 billion dollars in student loan debt is considered to be “seriously delinquent”.
#11 Millennials are now more than a trillion dollars in debt. No generation of Americans has ever been deeper in debt at this stage in life.
#12 One recent survey found that 78 percent of Americans “are living paycheck to paycheck”. Suffocating debt levels are a big reason why that figure is so incredibly high.
How does “gun control” relate to genocide? As explained in this book, “gun control” schemes try to make it unpopular and then relatively rare for private citizens to own and use firearms. Anti-gun laws make it more costly and risky to have guns. Anti-gun rhetoric weakens the spirit of people to be armed. Licensing, registration and safety-inspection laws do more than discourage firearm ownership. By enforcing these laws the government creates a list of people who could possibly resist tyranny and oppression. As shown in this book, evil governments use such lists to locate, disarm, and eliminate firearms owners from the population. When the firearms are confiscated and the defense-minded people gone, only the defenseless unarmed people remain. The third element of the Genocide formula the only one that the people can directly control is in place.
Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.
Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests were adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992.
The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was created in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of UNCED, to monitor and report on implementation of the agreements at the local, national, regional and international levels. It was agreed that a five year review of Earth Summit progress would be made in 1997 by the United Nations General Assembly meeting in special session.
WHAT constitutes living? There are many and varied defi- nitions, but from the standpoint of the technologist, living is a term used to describe the functioning of any organism on the area in which it exists. Let us view living, then, in terms of function. All organic mechanisms require food, water, air and solar radiation in some form or other. They are capable of motion, various metabolic changes, and reproduction. The hu- man mechanism is differentiated functionally from all others in that it is the only one of the entire series capable of producing energy-consuming devices outside of its organic entity. The history of the human race may well be stated in terms of the ability of man to consume ever-increasing amounts of extran- eous (non-human) energy. The limitation and stabilization of that rate of increase is the scientific problem of the not far distant future.