Report on the State of the Union and Progress of the Total Takeover of America by Homeland Security Occupation

Aaron Dykes
Infowars Commentary
January 26, 2011

In between a storm of “pretend” rhetoric about creating jobs, rebuilding America’s infrastructure, cutting domestic spending, balancing the budget, ending the wars and other blatant lies, President Obama made a joke about TSA pat-downs at the expense of airport travelers everywhere during his State of the Union address. He suggested that high-speed trains wouldn’t include them.

In the first sense of this joke, it is not clear if they will really build these trains, but there are already plans laid by Homeland Security to deploy TSA screening, VIPR detection squads and mobile x-ray scanners at bus and train stations, highway checkpoints, sports stadiums and shopping malls— all in spite of public outcry over invasive “pat-downs” and excessive security checks. New waves of scanning technology could become so ubiquitous that debates and protests over pat-downs or opt-outs may well become a thing of the past. But of course, in the public eye, the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing.

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The other part of the joke revolves around the background humor of the context of his comments. Like the fact that more jobs than you think will be created through TSA hiring and other security contracting, since manufacturing and other labor has been offshored under globalization while de-industrialization-by-design at home further destroys our economic foundation. Increasingly corporatized public education will sell our children out, not lift them up. Public approval is not solicited for ever-expanding DHS programs. The joke is, the President himself holds no real power. That’s an illusion disguising the self-appointed elite managers steering the planned economy. Global accords, like those handed down through the UN’s Agenda 21 program, will in part use high-speed trains and other lures (promoted using terms like “Smart Growth”) to cripple independent travel, and with it the last vestiges of independent economy and sovereignty. Those types of decisions are never democratic, scarcely noticed by the public, rarely challenged and seldom stopped. The total cost of Homeland Security’s mandate for airport security- the human and monetary costs– is astounding. Industry representatives believe that an estimated 41 million potential flyers avoided travel, not spending more than $9 billion in travel revenues due to TSA security measures and other airport inconveniences. Homeland Security has unleashed a Police State upon the people to contain them, not to protect them. That is the state of our union.

Hence, Obama nods his head to our societal fixation with “security” as we witness the American Empire crumbling in real time. Our true strongholds– guaranteed Constitutional and God-given natural rights– are sacrificed on the altar of hope, progress, prosperity, collectivism, safety, unity, economies of scale, etc.

Meanwhile, common law customs dating millennia like the freedom of travel are eroding rapidly. Meanwhile, Obama promises to train students for jobs that won’t be there; meanwhile, our youth are taught to follow orders and spy on their neighbors, not to ask questions. Meanwhile, empty talk about cutting costs to meet the budget ignore the demise of the dollar and the disastrous monetary policy created by the privately-owned Federal Reserve bank. Meanwhile, science programs have been cut to pay climate change regulators, fight at the State level to implement policies by fiat, or hire green jobs propagandists, etc, etc.; applied research is focused on control of human populations, not exploration. NASA programs are closing or facing cuts. Meanwhile, owners of the corporate conglomerate-aggregate like Jeff Immelt, CEO at General Electric, like William M. Daley, executive at JPMorgan Chase and brother of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, move openly to the White House to combine and meld with, not circumvent, government power. Meanwhile, how will foreclosure-gate, robo-signers, jacked-up credit rates or the weight of unfunded-pension promises ever allow the average family to regain financial stability? Meanwhile, our economic vulnerability to China is managed as an invitation to fall into receivership willingly, and at once, as though for the warmth of the bond, rather than to exacerbate the need to escape from economic bondage. Meanwhile, the derivatives net-sum is a black hole of supposed obligations that can never be repaid.

From this our future does not hold promise; this is not our Sputnik moment. Meanwhile, bi-partisan Democrats and Republicans pretend to work together towards a brighter future while their sunken eyes and cold, clapping hands give away the truth: they sold us out a long time ago. Meanwhile, a President nagged by approval ratings, outstanding eligibility questions and ‘vitriolic’ opposition exuded no confidence, no hope, no recovery, no change.

It seems the in-crowd mostly liked the joke, though, if not Obama’s dull, heavily-scripted, and very cliché speech itself. But with a travel revolt still fresh from last Fall and new resistance to the TSA developing from lawsuits [see: Ventura, Barr, exposed breasts case, videocamera case], the establishment should be careful what it wishes for. Meanwhile, we had better join the resistance campaign against the DHS takeover of America, in whatever spirit and fashion, take our focus away from the false debates in Washington and restore the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Otherwise, the state at which we presently find our union is a sorry one indeed, headed down a path already known to history, leading towards despotism and certain economic enslavement, falling despite all the unique warnings of the Republic’s founders and forebears.

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.



Aaron Dykes is a frequent writer and webmaster for He is also a videographer, researcher and editor who has worked on numerous documentaries and video reports. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Austin for government as well as radio-television-film.

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