It’s time to once again look back at a year gone by.
Near the beginning of the year, Haiti experienced a massive earthquake which saw a great outpouring of private charity, there were also less publicized massive earthquakes throughout the year in Chile, China & Indonesia. Also in the spring, airline travel into and out of Europe came to a halt after a volcano erupted in Iceland.
Less than one week later one of the worst unnatural disasters of all-time occurred when the Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers, it took several months before the blown pipe was capped and oil was no longer pouring into the Gulf.
2010 was also a very active year politically.
Massachusetts elected a new Senator to finish the term of Edward Kennedy. The hotly contested race saw Republican Scott Brown win the special election. Some claimed this was a “victory for liberty” and somehow the election of a big government Republican will send a message to the Democrats in Washington. During the mid-term election Republicans regained control of the House, while the Democrats retained control of the Senate. Though, don’t expect anything positive to come from the split Congress.
The Southern Poverty Law Center continued to put out propaganda, claiming “The Intelligence Project identified 512 ‘Patriot’ groups that were active in 2009.
Of these groups, 127 were militias, ‘common-law’ courts, publishers, ministries and citizens’ groups.
Generally, Patriot groups define themselves as opposed to the ‘New World Order,’ engage in groundless conspiracy theorizing, or advocate or adhere to extreme antigovernment doctrines.
Listing here does not imply that the groups themselves advocate or engage in violence or other criminal activities, or are racist. The list was compiled from field reports, Patriot publications, the Internet, law enforcement sources and news reports.”
However, in a hidden camera interview Heidi Beirich, SPLC Director of Research, stated that members of these “patriot groups” are in fact violent.
It was later reveled that the SPLC has very close ties to the Department of Homeland Security. So there is no doubt DHS is keeping close tabs on political activists; as was seen after TSA implemented a more widespread use of porno-scanners at airports around the country.
The Canada Free Press broke a story on an internal DHS memo that officially addresses those who are opposed to, or engaged in the disruption of the implementation of the enhanced airport screening procedures (naked porno-scanners and/or pat-downs that border on sexual assault) as “domestic extremists.”
Governments at nearly all levels are finding ways to spy on the public, not only via wire-taps but with red light cameras, less publicized mobile versions of the backscatter X-ray machines & license plate readers. Many States are now also considering “papers please” legislation in the wake of Arizona’s SB 1070 which allows Police to request “proof of citizenship” almost upon request.
There were also several false-flag events, the first major false-flag involved a supposed bomb in a car in Times Square. The next false-flag event involved the FBI foiling their own attack over Thanksgiving weekend. Since the Thanksgiving false-flag, the FBI has foiled at least one more of their own attacks.
The “war” in Afghanistan has officially become the longest military action with no end in sight. American troops remain in Iraq, though no longer in a “combat” role. And it appears “war” with either Pakistan, Iran or North Korea is on the horizon.
Much like years past, 2010 has seen it’s share of ups and downs, natural and unnatural disasters, more freedoms were taken away than gained & governments at all levels expanded their authority.
Here’s to a more freedom in 2011 & beyond!
(Cover Photo: Tnooz)
- Article Contributed By: Darryl W. Perry
Darryl W. Perry is an Activist, Author, Poet & Statesman. Darryl writes a weekly article for the Mountaineer Jeffersonian and has appeared on various alternative media talking about his books, political career and goals. Darryl is the Chairman of the Boston Tea Party National Committee and Owner/Managing Editor of Free Patriot Press.
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