Police state imperialism: Becoming the very thing we hate
“Our goal over the next four years and beyond will be to realize the untapped potential on a broad range of issues, and thereby to take the relationship to a higher level – one based not only on common interests, but reflecting a commitment to common values.”
Alexander Vershbow, U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Moscow, March 15, 2005
Last year on October 6th, Andrei Illarionov, former economic advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, spoke at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. He spoke of maintaining freedom through Constitutional government and then presented a conclusive litany of the return of the Russian terrorist police state. 1) The parliament was dissolved in 1993 by presidential decree. 2) The legislature has begun rubber stamping executive desires. 3) Courts granted control to the executive branch. 3) Chechnya lost their freedom and independence and was expropriated by Russian aggression. 4) The media has come under government control. 5) Private business has been assaulted with government power. 5) Political Parties are no longer free and independent. 6) Regional governors, formerly elected, are now appointed by the president. 7) Religious organizations and other non-governmental entities have been forced under the executive heel. 8) The government has started a campaign against human rights and has created and financed several storm trooper type organizations to be used against opponents of the current regime.
Illarionov maintains the Russian State controlled press has launched a propaganda war against Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia and is attempting to destroy their freedom.
Under the U. S. policy of bringing freedom and democracy to the world at the point of a gun, one might expect harsh condemnation of the policies of the Putin regime but though mild criticism has been heard nothing of any import is afoot. Russia is included in international meetings some of which are held on Russian soil and nothing is mentioned about restrictions on freedom and human rights.
Many of the ominous threats to freedom that are being undertaken in Russia are also being undertaken in United States. The scenario may be different but the results are similar. 1) Under the specter of 9/11, the legislature has rubber stamped most executive requests. Congress has not been dissolved but it has ceded major responsibilities by allowing the Executive branch not only to override legitimate legal mandates but to codify extensive unconstitutional legislation by Executive Order. 2) Our courts are major supporters of government and often ignore laws protecting human rights. The recent Supreme Court case of the City of New London vs. Kelo upheld government expropriation of private property. 3) The United States media is privately owned but government controlled through Federal regulation and voluntary cooperation. 4) United States businesses are always vulnerable to government meddling through the Courts and the Internal Revenue Service. Recently, several large corporations have been dragged into court. 5) The two party political system is supported by the government and the media to the exclusion of viable third parties creating a controlled political environment. 6) State governors are elected but Federal grants allow considerable hegemony. 7) Most churches are excluded from the political process through 501C3 status. 8) Human rights have been decimated by Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, and other legislation passed since 9/11.
As this scenario unfolds, the enigmatic story of the 1961 disaffection of Soviet KGB operative, Anatoliy Golitsyn should be reviewed.
Just before Christmas on a snowy day in Helsinki, Finland Golitsyn arrived at the American Embassy with a sheath of secret documents. He identified himself as a Major in the KGB and offered to supply additional information if he, his wife, and daughter were provided safe passage to the United States. He said the arrangements would need to be made within 48 hours.
When urged to return to the USSR as an agent for the CIA he replied that he could not do so because the KGB had access to the names of CIA agents.
A search of CIA documents revealed that in 1954 a previous KGB defector named Peter Derebian had mentioned Golitsyn as a possible disloyal agent.
Golitsyn, his wife, and daughter were ushered aboard a U. S. Airforce plane on Christmas day, 1961, and flown to West Germany where he was given pencil and paper and required to reconstruct his entire career in the KGB from 1948 onward. He was then strapped into a machine used by the CIA to detect stress and subjected to a process called “fluttering” which is more extensive than a lie-detector.
It was determined that Anatoliy Golitsyn was exactly what he claimed to be. He was then flown to the United States.
His revelations on the extent of Soviet penetration of Western intelligence gathering organizations was so shocking that some found it difficult to believe. Intimating that the KGB had control of French Intelligence, Golitsyn outlined a Soviet plot to use French intelligence operatives to spy on missile sites in the Mid-Western United States. Initially, French intelligence operative Philippe De Vosjoli, sent to debrief Golitsyn, did not believe what he was hearing but several months hence to his astonishment a directive came from his superiors to begin organizing French operatives to garner information on United States missile sites.
At this point, another French intelligence KGB operative, fingered by Golitsyn, was murdered in Paris by his own people and De Vosjoli was warned by friends that if he returned to France he might be next. In 1963 De Vosjoli sought and was granted CIA protection. He is thought to be the only French intelligence officer ever to seek asylum in the United States.
Golitsyn had memorized and was able to reveal in detail the contents of documents known only at the top levels of British and American intelligence. This information was not readily accepted and did not get the proper actions from any of the nations involved. He even maintained that W. Averell Harriman has been a Soviet spy while serving as U. S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union during World War II. He also fingered British Labor leader Harold Wilson and American industrialist Armand Hammer. Though these charges was immediately dismissed by many in the CIA there was evidence that someone was involved in reporting to the Russians what was being discussed by Roosevelt, Churchill, and others in the United States and England.
Since his defection, Anatoliy Golitsyn has written two books and according to one source made 145 predictions of which over 140 have been accurate. He predicted glasnost and perestroika and warned the West that the fall of Communism was a ruse designed to deceive the West into thinking Communism was dead.
Today, Golitsyn has been marginalized and his predictions ignored. The United States Government is cooperating fully with both China and Russia and as this cooperation thrives, freedom is being thwarted. The agenda of international cooperation continually trumps the best interests of individual nations.
A bit over three years ago Charlotte Iserbyt wrote a piece for the NewsWithViews site claiming the merger between Russia and the United States was a “Done Deal”. She recounted the 1953 conversation between Congressional Representative Norman Dodd who was investigating left leaning foundations and Roland Gaither President of the Ford Foundation. Gaither told Dodd that, ‘The substance of the directives under which we operate is that we shall use our grant making power to so alter life in the United States that we can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union.”
Iserbyt begins her article with this ancient but stunningly accurate 42 B.C. quote from Cicero. “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.”
Hard as it is for the average United States citizen to believe, we are becoming increasingly similar to the Soviet Union. Mandated political conformity is just around the corner. Torture and barbarity have become routine. Aggressive warfare is being supported with the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. Christianity is being marginalized, and paganism is becoming the religion of the day. Secular power creates law and punishes disobedience.
Dear Christian brothers and sisters, why do you think this terrible deterioration has fallen upon us? Does God not reward obedience and punish disobedience? Could the United States be under the judgment of God not only because our government disregards Him and seeks to garner power to itself, but also because our churches and those who attend them ignore God’s Laws and live as pagans while electing and re-electing government officials who do the same?
Should we not, dear reader, expect proper teaching for our Christian leaders and obedience to the Constitution and to God’s Laws from our government and should we not cast out vote accordingly?
As our nation falls into tyranny, who is to blame?
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