Even in Ancient Rome, where violence, rape, pedophilia, criminality, and dehumanization were rampant on a daily basis, their legal system was better than ours than currently in the United States, where now the powerful forces of the Deep State Plutocrat Elite are attempting to, with great success, kill our judicial and legal system by subverting the courts, destroying the Appeal and Jury Trial process.
Prior to Ancient Rome most early civilizations were ruled with an Iron Fist by the arbitrary edicts, orders, and judgments of Kings or Priests. Laws, and the punishments for not obeying them, were at the fickle word or whim of the Despotic Ruler. Then in Ancient Rome around 450 BC, there was a violent revolt of the peasant class (“plebeians”) who fought and died because they believed that their civil liberties and human rights were ordained by God, and not by wealthy and corrupted men, to protect their freedoms and be able to interpret the code of laws and safeguard their civil liberties and human rights. The Twelve Tables were therefore established and a ten man commission with extraordinary powers, known as the decemviri legibus scribundis, set forth the basis of law for all Roman citizens, and comprised a complete ius civile. These laws covered the procedure that was to be used and followed for various crimes. These courageous plebeians forced the law to be open, transparent, and visible, and applicable to all People of Rome, including perfecting the Appeal Process and guaranteeing all people, regardless of socioeconomic status or class, the right to a trial by their peers with a jury. But as usual, the wealthy generally found ways to escape judgment.
Ancient Rome’s greatest contributions to the modern legal system were therefore the Right to Appeal and the Jury Trial.
However as of late, the Deep State Plutocrat Elite, who view the Appellate Process, Jury Trials, and the “People seeking justice” as more of an impediment and nuisance in their ability to coldly dictate and delegate, view the People’s assertion of their Civil Liberties and Human Rights in the Courts as an enormous waste of time and a roadblock on their way to a streamlined global and despotic New World Order.
So the Deep State Plutocrat Elite have elected to experiment in the legal system on society’s least popular residents – minorities, immigrants, “enemy combatants,” and “terrorists.” This is because few, if any, Americans will ever come to the aid or assistance of these disfavored members of the Human Race.
But like Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) famously stated about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the NAZIs’ rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group, “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.”
The Deep State Plutocrat Elite controlled US Government has chosen to pick on the most vulnerable and unpopular segments of our society (all purposefully created) to engage in social legal experimentation in the US Federal and State Courts because, they can get away with seriously and severely undercutting and abrogating humanity’s civil and human rights, and by undercutting the appeals process (especially with immigrants who can be deported even if they have an appeal pending) and by targeting racial and ethnic minorities (who have historically for the past few hundred years been the object of abuse and ire by their host nation) and even more obscenely since 9/11 by the overt and open deprivation of human and civil rights against so called “enemy combatants” and “terrorists,” whose ranks and definitions have now greatly expanded to include journalists and other “belligerents” by the Pentagon and the Military Industrial Complex, which are dominated by the Deep State Plutocrat Elite, the foot soldiers and recruits of the global worldwide Central Bankers of Europe.
The problem is that the American people, who grow more and more accustomed and apathetic to the blatant legal abuse, court sanctioned torture, and flagrant violation of the civil liberties and human rights of people within their midst, end up like the proverbial frog that boils to death in a pot of slowly boiling water, when they wake up and realize that the Federal and State Judges (often plucked from large law firms where their former clients were International Central Bankers and global financial denizens), and even the assigned Prosecutors, Feds, and Police in their midst who are prosecuting them, are already accustomed to easily, and without regret or remorse, systematically depriving and ignoring the countless legal protections afforded to people in America by the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, so hard fought after the Founding Fathers penned the Declaration of Independence, fighting multiple bloody and countless wars to win their Independence from European Illuminati Bondage, Dictatorship, Tyranny, and Slavery.
Unfortunately most people do not realize that the US Courts and Judicial System are just as important in the fight for Human Rights and Civil Liberties as any battlefield.
If those forums are subjugated and subverted successfully by these ruthless International Banker forces, then we have reverted to a judicial and court system that is even worse than the Ancient Romans ever had, and we are on the road back to the system of the arbitrary rules and whims of Kings or Priests, however ruthless, cruel, deranged, misguided, or blood thirsty they may be.
Trump: Rebukes and Worries
It’s one for the history books, as they say. On July 16, 2019, Donald Trump was formally rebuked by the House (in a 240 to 187 vote) for his ‘racist’ tweets on four Congresswomen. The last time the House rebuked a president was William Howard Taft over a 100 years ago.
So what did Trump do? He told the four members of Congress to ‘go-back’ to the ‘the crime infested places from which they came’ instead of ‘viciously telling’ us ‘how our government is to be run.
Three of the women were born in the U.S. and Ilhan Omar was a refugee from Somalia. Not difficult to guess which country was largely responsible for a proxy war in Somalia that overthrew a regime agreed to by warring parties for a rare interlude of peace. The resulting civil war now continues, and Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania are home to more than 2 million Somali refugees. Others have ventured further, to the EU and the US.
Trump’s assessment of all this is uniquely Trumpian. He thinks he has won because he has now got Speaker Nancy Pelosi exactly where he wants her for the 2020 election … in the arms of the squad of four, who he positions as radicals.
Exactly how radical are they? They want a living minimum wage, healthcare for all — something other developed countries already have — a decent shot at education, and they are strongly against Trump’s policies on the southern order. Finally, they want Palestinians to get a fair deal.
Steny Hoyer (aged 80) the Majority Leader and Nancy Pelosi (aged 79), the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives, both with distinguished decades’ long careers, starting together coincidentally as staffers in the office of Senator Daniel Brewster (Democrat, Maryland), have weathered difficult battles on critical issues as well as the rough and tumble of politics for many a year.
To them the squad of four appear as upstarts with a brashness and energy that have captured the attention of mainstream news, and had a heretofore unseen impact on social media. They seem unwilling to compromise, and speak as equals despite a half-century age difference and a vast power gap in the House itself.
Not for them the lure of key committee appointments or other such carrots for a successful Congressional career. They are out and out idealists with a platform publicized positively thanks to left-wing websites and social media, and which can not be ignored by the mainstream outlets. The world has changed; no, these four have turned it upside down.
Trump himself has other worries. There is the case against Roger Stone his long-time ally, friend and attorney, who was back in court for disobeying the judge’s gag order. As the case goes forward, we will be back to the 2016 election, the Russian connection, and other efforts to smear Hillary Clinton. Will the calls for impeachment finally find a receptive ear in Nancy Pelosi?
Then there is Iran. Trump’s idea of a better deal is always to walk away from the present one. No matter if its a treaty or an international agreement. Ayatollah Ali Khamanei is not having any of it. People in this country are unaware that most such clerics, in addition to Islamic studies, are experts in jurisprudence and philosophy, are well-read, well-informed, and above all have to be highly intelligent to have been selected for this career path. The Ayatollah wants relief from sanctions first.
Trump’s new envoy to Iran, Senator Rand Paul is a libertarian like his father, and both are anti-war with a particular aversion for America’s misadventures abroad. So there is hope.
Just What Is An American?
The greatest mistake any leader, or moneyed powerful individual, or even masses of people (all 3 of which tend to have the loudest voices) is to culturally appropriate unto themselves, just exactly what it means to be an American, based on their own selfish notion of what it means.
The fact remains that the ideal of Americanism is a concept – a truly growing, organic, ever changing, and ever expanding idea that is enshrined within its founding documents and laws.
For example, the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, US Constitution, Civil Rights Act, and the Equal Rights Amendment, among scores of other acts of legislation, point to an ever growing ongoing journey to forge a new nation, just like ancient Rome did, united by a common destiny, and drawn from different experiences, cultures, cuisines, religions, ethnicities, races, nationalities, and world views.
So when President Trump on July 15, 2019 told four minority female congresswomen in sum and substance to “go back to there they came from” if they “didn’t like America,” he trampled over their own views, ideals, and experiences as Americans.
Quite simply his statement was an appropriation of what it means to be an American, from the point of view of a German/ Irish American senior citizen male, to a group of Latin/ Somali/ Palestinian/ African-American younger females.
Perhaps President Trump should re-visit his own people’s racial history, wherein the Irish were systematically excluded by the previously arrived and established Anglican Protestants, or even with the Germans in America who were actually interred in camps during the periods of World War I & World War II.
The German-American Experience
During World War II, the legal basis for this detention was under Presidential Proclamation 2526, made by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt under the authority of the Alien and Sedition Acts.
With the U.S. entry into World War I, German nationals were automatically classified as “enemy aliens.”
Two of the four main World War I-era internment camps were located in Hot Springs, N.C. and Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer wrote that “All aliens interned by the government are regarded as enemies, and their property is treated accordingly.”
The Irish-American Experience
In 1836, young Benjamin Disraeli wrote: “The Irish hate our order, our civilization, our enterprising industry, our pure religion. This wild, reckless, indolent, uncertain and superstitious race have no sympathy with the English character. Their ideal of human felicity is an alternation of clannish broils and coarse idolatry. Their history describes an unbroken circle of bigotry and blood.”
Nineteenth-century Protestant American “Nativist” discrimination against Irish Catholics reached a peak in the mid-1850s when the Know-Nothing Movement tried to oust Catholics from public office.
Much of the opposition came from Irish Protestants, as in the 1831 riots in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
After 1860, many Irish sang songs about “NINA signs” reading Help wanted – no Irish need apply.
The 1862 song “No Irish Need Apply” was inspired by NINA signs in London.
Alongside “No Irish Need Apply” signs, in the post-World War II years, signs saying “No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs” or similar anti-Irish sentiment began to appear as well.
Billionaires, Vanity and Modern Democracy
The bullying in Washington is the current trend. On Monday, the British ambassador resigned his post after Trump refused to deal with him. Well-liked in Washington and the halls of Congress, his downfall was an honest assessment of the Trump administration as ‘inept’ and ‘dysfunctional’. The letters were leaked in the U.K.
Suppose the president tweets comments contrary to current established policy, does that mean a policy change? Do departments adapt promptly. Nobody knows. That’s dysfunctional, and everyone knows it. In the meantime, he has enjoyed 17 golf outings since February averaging three a month. No wonder he is that rare president who does not seem to age in office from the stresses of the job. Obama’s hair turned gray.
But then a lighter hand on the tiller has kept us out of war, whereas Obama, the Nobel Peace Laureate, destroyed Libya and escalated in Afghanistan. The consequences are still being felt in Southern Europe particularly, through the hordes of refugees still continuing to arrive. Also in the resurgence of anti-immigration political parties in northern Europe.
The supreme irony is the fact of refugees being rescued from ramshackle boats and dinghies or often dying in one part of the Mediterranean while the Obamas cruise on a billionaire’s luxury yacht in another. Is that a metaphor for democracies in the modern world? One is also reminded of Mr. Modi’s specially woven pinstripe cloth repeating his name endlessly on the stripes in the material.
Fortunately, the current president does not like the sea, or we would never see him in Washington. As it is he has had 14 visits to golf clubs (not as much time on the course however) since the beginning of June. He once had a small yacht that lay anchored in New York until he sold it. His pleasures have generally centered on the more mundane: cheeseburgers and women — the younger the better, although perhaps not as young as those that have gotten his friend Jeffrey Epstein in trouble again. To be fair, Trump had a falling out with him ‘about 15 years ago’ he said recently. ‘I was not a fan of his, I can tell you,’ he added although he called him a ‘terrific guy’ in 2002.
At least one party had 28 girls to a so-called calendar-girl party at Mar-a-Lago (Trump’s estate and club) in Florida, meaning selection of a calendar girl. The male celebrities attending, according to the man assigned the task of finding the girls, happened to be Trump and Epstein, and no one else! So surprised, the man still remembers the story. The falling out between Trump and Epstein was rumored to have been a business deal.
It brings us to the second resignation, that of Alex Acosta the Labor Secretary. A Harvard-educated lawyer, Mr. Acosta was the US attorney for the Southern District of Florida when he made a generous agreement with Epstein who had been charged with sex crimes. For a 13-month sentence of mostly community work, usually from his mansion, Mr. Epstein was protected from further prosecution. In a clear rebuke to Acosta, the case has been re-opened with a new charge of sex-trafficking minors.
As a result, Mr. Acosta has had to bow to the chorus of calls for his resignation. The real question: How ever did Trump get elected? A mainstream press failure?
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