Let me state from the outset that I am not the most objective person when it comes to the issue I am presenting to you today. What I am writing is very much personal but at least I am not feigning to be some sort of dispassionate arbiter of truth the way our bankrupt mainstream media pretend to be journalists when in reality they are mouthpieces of the greed agenda. While the “news” that our fourth estate presents is the objective of maximizing profits and sensationalism, I am writing the truth behind bureaucrats in DC and endless capitals throughout Europe who have hijacked governments in order to satiate their ambitions and perpetuate injustice.
I write this in context of the tempest in a teapot that is the Susan Rice imbroglio. As always, the press is presenting this through a partisan angle in order to hide the nefarious deeds of those in power. Just as the imbecile Trump touted that Obama tapped his phone and “journalists” jumped on that idiotic comment by either validating what he said or mocking it, they are doing the same thing with the Susan Rice story. Let me break some news here, there is no need for Obama to tap Trump or is there any need for our government to go through FISA in order to listen in to anyone they want to at any given moment. The Patriot Act enabled DHS, NSA and endless agencies which were supposed to track hostile forces overseas to turn their tentacles against the citizenry and monitor all data that traverses the internet and the cell towers.
How is this possible you ask? Simple, by installing software and routers at telecom company PoPs, Central Offices, and choke points on the internet backbone, our government has effectively deputized telecom companies as part of their spy ring. I know a bit about this, I used to be a project manager at Sprint Government Systems Division and later on worked as an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton (same company that employed Edward Snowden) where one of the clients I supported was the Information Technology Agency–a Department of Defense agency responsible for providing telecom services to DoD agencies throughout the National Capitol Region.
This might be hard to phantom, but just know that every bit of information from the recent past, present data and future information is and will continue to be housed in vast data warehouses that can store incomprehensible terabytes of data. Google “Vault 7” and you will get just a small sample of what our government does without anyone or anything checking their metastasizing power and their ability to impose it upon citizens. You know how YouTube is able to retain vast amount of data that is continuously uploaded by users on a daily basis without running out of storage space? Well think of what our government is doing in the name of “freedom” as YouTube on a combination of steroids and human growth hormones.
At any given point, someone at one of the alphabet soup of agencies can pull up data on anyone of us based either keywords, flagged words, or names. You know how you can narrow searches on Google by using specific words in order to drill down to specific articles or pages you are looking for? This technology that is made available to us pales in comparison to the sophistication that government agencies employs to track foreigners and citizens alike. The very things which we have become dependent on–the technologies that are part and parcel of our lives–are the very windows which allow governments and corporate entities alike to continuously snoop in on us.
People say “well I have nothing to hide” as they pshaw this mendacious and anti-constitutional practice of spying on citizens. We don’t pay attention until injustice visits us at our front doors as someone gets fired for posting something on social media or an advocate suddenly gets personal information leaked about her to destroy her or in the worse case someone who a spoke against the excesses of our government inexplicably commits suicide. When powerful people are given powerful weapons, they end up doing atrocious things in the name of freedom as rationalization makes them believe they are doing good while they commit human atrocities.
We are being convinced on a regular basis that the threat is some terrorist overseas is plotting when in reality the true threats are ambitious bureaucrats and politicians who seek governmental powers in order to elevate themselves at the cost of the rest of us. I add Susan Rice to this list, a woman whose ambition is only outmatched by her depravity. The same way I explained the insidious practices of our government as they constantly spy on the world and how our mainstream media refuses to speak truth to this creeping fascism is the same way I am now going to pivot and explain the wickedness of those who reside at the State Department and the United Nations.
Obama came in promising hope and change; a fraud through and through, he did no such thing. In reality he just continued to give cover to the true powers of this world who use their wealth to bleed one continent after another. He was supposed to end illegal and immoral wars; what a con artist, he perpetuated more wars as he droned around the world from Syria, Libya to Yemen and continued the depraved wars of Bush. War is not defined by boots on the ground, we count wars when our bombs stacks up bodies in places like Aleppo, Tripoli, and Addis Abeba. Susan Rice thus sat at the United Nations for eight years perpetuating the war machine and propping up one tyrant after another. Like I said, this is personal to me, I voted for Obama thinking he was going to stop backing despots like the TPLF in Ethiopia. Instead he embraced hyenas like Meles Zenawi and Desalegn Hailemariam after him.
Our government preaches freedom and democracy out of one side of their slithering tongues while concurrently kneecapping countries and destabilizing regions in order to transfer the wealth of nations to Zurich, Paris, London, Amsterdam and New York–an few axis of greed that is sucking dry this planet. Colonization did not end, it just morphed from a de jure hammer into a de facto sickle that is being deployed to maim and destroy in the name of capitalism. What these devils at the United Nation, Department of State and endless NGOs do is at once devious and brilliant; they destroy nations and bleed their wealth with bullets and wars only to turn around and deploy “peacekeepers” in order to keep the disorder they created. Monsters get to then paint themselves as saviors as they drop rice from helicopters to the people while taking their coffee, gold, silver, bananas, rubber and unimaginable wealth of resources out of the same country with cargo planes.
These are the lies that go unreported by our reporters who have chosen status and fame over their conscience. Silence in the face of injustice is compliance; the world is being mangled by those who maximize profits at the cost of the people and these reporters choose to look away and what’s worse actually choose to actively give cover to this evil by reporting sensationalism instead of speaking truth to power. The truth is that bureaucrats, at the behest of their plutocratic masters, have co-opted every lever of power within and outside of government and unleash the powers contained therein against us and the rest of the world. They have weaponized information to bury us in lies and in the process commit horrors in one nation after another in the name of democracy and freedom.
Samantha Powers, in the heat of the 2008 Democratic Primary, once called Hillary Clinton a monster. She was telling the truth about the Clinton, but she was also projecting her own issue outward. The true monsters wear black suits and skirts and they can be seen sauntering about in the halls of power in DC from the White House, Congress and State Department and in NYC on Wall Street and the United Nations. They continue to harm with the left hand and then pretend to help with their right hand. What I write has not one iota of partisanship to it for Democrats and Republicans alike commit these barbarities.
Let me refer to the monster that is Susan Rice and how she once cackled at the pains of Ethiopians while endorsing the tyrannical Prime Minister Desalegn Hailemariam:
Reporter Isaac: Does the President consider the presidents of Kenya and Ethiopia democratically-elected Presidents?
Susan Rice: I think the Prime Minister of Ethiopia was just elected with 100 percent of the vote, which I think suggests, as we have stated in our public statements, some concern for the integrity of the electoral process — at least if not in the outcomes then in some of the mechanisms that supported the process, the freedom for the opposition to campaign.
Reporter Isaac: But does he [President Obama] think it was a democratic election?
Susan Rice: Absolutely – 100 percent.
Susan Rice: Busts out laughing uncontrollably.
I once worked tirelessly to get Obama elected as I traveled to over 15 states in 2008 to get the “first black president” into the White House and even had my words used in his South Carolina primary victory speech in January of 2008. I think I have earned the right to criticize the fraud that is Obama because I do so with the full wisdom of hindsight and an education earned through the mugging of reality. Things go full circle; though I don’t regret my past foolishness of thinking that Obama was change, I do nonetheless regret how we as a people keep falling for these empty suits who are using our names to injure the world with their words and their military-financial complex built weapons. As I said, this is not partisan perspective I am presenting before you. Just as Obama was the continuation of Bush so is Trump a continuation of Obama. We keep gazing into the navel of politics getting distracted from injustice when in truth bureaucrats like Susan Rice and her coterie at various agencies are the locus of the iniquity that is hobbling the world and burying all of of us here in the United States into either a life of perpetual poverty or economic anxieties. We better start paying attention to the horrors that are being committed by plutocrats and their puppet politicians around the world for what is practiced in far off continents will eventually be perfected here in America.
To Susan Rice and the rest who continue to perpetuate immoral wars and stack up bodies in the name of a run amok system of capitalism and greed, your duplicity and mendacity is noted and noticed by a higher power even as you get praised by the unknowing herd at the moment. We all pay for our actions in time for none can escape judgement. You use patriotism as a means of enriching yourselves as you leave broken vets homeless and struggling alone. But your hustle will run out eventually; the long pain rice you drop from helicopters as a way hiding your duplicity and mendacity will not work ad infinitum–true freedom will eventually reign. #LongPainRice
“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” ~ Charles de Montesquieu
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One last thing, watch the video below I produced about a month go on the anniversary of the Battle of Adwa. The message contained in the video is simple, the only way to defeat tyranny is for the people to stop being divided and united instead as one. #Justice
This article is dedicated to the people of Ethiopia and people around the world who suffer under injustice. Children who suffer needlessly and mothers who cry alone will one day be find redemption and a life of flames awaits those who make people suffer.
Le zelelalem tinur haberachin, fiker yashenifal
“Envoys will come out of Kemet; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, Sing praises to the Lord, Selah::” ~ Psalms 68:31-31
Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Lij Teodrose is a former community organizer whose writing was incorporated into Barack Obama's South Carolina primary victory speech in 2008. He pivoted away from politics and decided to stand for collective justice after experiencing the reality of the forgotten masses. His writing defies conventional wisdom and challenges readers to look outside the constraints of labels and ideologies that serve to splinter the people. Lij Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.
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