Americans: The New Jews

By: Jeff Berwick | Tue, Mar 20, 2012
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"First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me." - Martin Niemöller (1892-1984)

Throughout my youth I remember wondering how what happened in Nazi Germany could have occurred and how so many otherwise good people could be fooled into going along with such an obviously evil system. I always wished I could go back in time to understand it.

Well, my wish has come true but unfortunately instead of going back in time the exact same thing is happening today in the US, Europe and many other places. If you cannot see the obvious signs of tyranny being constructed all around you at this point then you are purposely trying not to see it.

Never Ending Attacks On Liberty

It is actually becoming nearly impossible to keep up with the pace at which dictatorial controls are being put in place. Not a day goes by without some massive new attack on freedom by the US Government.

The Bill of Rights was declared null and void on New Year's Eve with the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act and enabled the government to detain US citizens, trial free, indefinitely. Soon after, US Attorney General, Eric Holder, stated that the President of the United States has the power to kill anyone, including US citizens, outside the United States that he feels might be dangerous.. And then last week another Friday afternoon Bill was announced - Friday afternoon's being saved for the most egregious of attacks - when Nobel Piss Prize winner, Barack The Bomber, signed a new Executive Order giving the office of the President complete control over all the resources in the United States in times of war or emergency. In case you've been asleep for the last century, the US is always at war and is always in a state of emergency.

Here is a snippet of the latest terrorist attack on liberty, under the latest Executive Order:

Section 101. Purpose. This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the "Act").

(b) assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;

Yes, in case the US Government ever finds itself in the unusual situation of not being at war, it states that all of these powers can also be used in peacetime. The order also includes the absolute control over food, water, and the distribution of other resources.

And, in case that's not enough, the order all but reinstates the Draft:

(2) upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services;

Now we know where all those millions of kids who can't pay their student loans will be going. And if they don't want to go, then we also now know what all the FEMA camps being built are for.

None of this seems to ever bother the majority of the dumbed down and drugged citizenry. Even the signing of the FAA Reauthorization Act in February with the planned implementation of 30,000 drones to be unleashed in the skies over the US drew nothing but a yawn from the sheeple.

If that wasn't enough, the NSA will be bringing online, the largest data warehouse ever constructed. It's job? To intercept and analyze every form of electronic comunication on the planet. From Wired:

The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails--parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital "pocket litter."

What Will it Take to Wake People Up?

All of the infrastructure is now in place for the creation of one of the worst police states ever dreamt up by man. The cash sniffing dogs and Customs gestapo are set-up to search slaves at US international airports, US citizens have been stripped of their rights and the US Government now has the power to indefinitely detain or kill anyone it wants or to force you into the armed forces at its discretion.

What more do you need to see to realize things are about to get much worse in the US?

We are working to help US citizens and all citizens of western countries (most of which are following the US lead in nearly every facet) to get their assets outside of the control of their government and to get second passports to give themselves an escape route as things continue to spiral downward.

In some ways we are starting to feel like someone smuggling Jews out of Germany in 1939. Only this time it isn't just Jews, it is anyone not willing to freely give up all their freedoms and assets to the state.


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Jeff Berwick

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Jeff Berwick

Anarcho-Capitalist. Libertarian. Freedom fighter against mankind's two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world's freedom, investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business.

Jeff's background in the financial markets dates back to his founding of Canada's largest financial website,, in 1994. In the late '90s the company expanded worldwide into 8 different countries and had 250 employees and a market capitalization of $240 million USD at the peak of the "tech bubble". To this day more than a million investors use for investment information every month.

Jeff was the CEO from 1994 until 2002 when he sold the company and still continued on as a director afterwards until 2007. Afterwards, Berwick went forth to live on and travel the world by sailboat but after one year of sailing his boat sank in a storm off the coast of El Salvador. After being saved clinging to his surfboard with nothing but a pair of surfing shorts left of all his material possessions he decided to "live nowhere" and travel the world as spontaneously as possible with one overarching goal: See and understand the world with his own eyes, not through the lens of the media.

He went on to visit nearly 100 countries over four years and did and saw things that no education could ever teach. He met and spoke with a plethora of amazing people, from self-made billionaires to some of the brightest minds in finance - as well as entrepreneurs from a broad range of backgrounds and locations from tech companies in southern China to resource developers in Mongolia, Thailand, Russia and Chile. He also read everything he could find on how the world really works... politically and financially. A pursuit he continues to this day.

He expatriated, long ago from his country of birth, Canada, and considers himself a citizen of the world. He has lived in numerous locales since including Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Bangkok and currently lives in Acapulco, Mexico and is building a home in Cafayate, Argentina. In essence, everything he writes about here for TDV he has done or is doing.

As well, during his travels, both real and virtual (through the internet), he met some amazing people who have a similar shared vision of what is currently going on in the world and enticed them to come aboard TDV and provide their own brand of analysis.

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