There's an old expression: "What's good for the goose is good for the gander." In this case, another old expression is even better: "Turnabout is fair play." We are all still reeling from the Obama years of "transparency," and "change you can believe in," that both equated to Doublethink and Doublespeak. Under Obama, everything was hidden from the American people: Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Ukraine/McCain/Nuland, and the Arab Spring. Nancy Pelosi (on the several thousand-paged Obamacare legislation): "We'll just have to read it after its finished to know what's in it."
Democrats or Republicans, they are merely far-left Marxists or center-Marxists; nevertheless, they picked up a taste of their own medicine last week. An article was released on 6/7/18, entitled "Conspiracy Theory Proven Fact as Cops Remove Senator from Wal-Mart Converted Into Detention Center."
The incident this article describes is very, very important: please read on.
A U.S. Senator, Jeff Merkley (D-OR), attempted to enter a "shuttered/closed" Wal-Mart on 6/1/18, for the purpose of ascertaining whether the children of illegal aliens were being held there. The Wal-Mart is located in Brownsville, Texas. Here's an excerpt of that article:
All the windows and doors to the facility - which is a shuttered Walmart - have been blacked out with window tinting. [Senator] Merkley arrived and was immediately asked to leave by a female government worker. One of the country's most powerful lawmakers then demanded to speak with a supervisor. Instead of complying with his wishes in the name of transparency, the shadowy government workers called Brownsville police on the U.S. Senator. After 10 minutes of waiting and being confronted by local police, he was denied entry and forced to leave.
Later, in a Facebook live video, Merkley remarked: "When an organization has something to hide, not allowing members of Congress to see it, in a democracy, is completely unacceptable...What's going on is an effort to prevent the press from being able to report to the American people what is happening. And that's simply unacceptable."
Subsequent to all this, it was learned that Southwest Key Programs runs the detention facility. They released this statement three days after Merkley's statement, on 6/6/18 that ties in to the big picture. Take note of the government agency behind it all, their name emboldened, and their cover story bottom-line, also emboldened for you:
"We regret having to turn away Senator Merkley at our Casa Padre shelter. The U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) prohibits any facility from allowing visits that have not been approved by them, even if it is a U.S. Senator. With ORR approval, Southwest Key shelters have welcomed elected and other public officials at our facilities in the past, and will continue to do so, because we are proud of the caring environment we provide these children. We have reached out to the Senator and connected with his staff because we would like to see this happen."
Can't you just imagine Neil Diamond's "Coming to America" playing in the back of your mind? Or the old Coca-Cola ad in the early ‘70's with everyone holding hands and singing, "I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony..." Can't you hear it now?
The "welcoming shelter," that welcomed Senator Merkley by calling the Brownsville Police on him and denying his entrance. The "caring environment" just couldn't bear, perhaps, to disturb the children?
Senator Merkley has visited another facility at the McAllen Border station where he pointed out that he saw hundreds of children kept in chain-link fenced-off areas (basically, cages). The White House released a statement that claimed the Senator was "spreading blatant lies." Of course the actions had to be politicized by both sides.
But let's go a little bit further, and bring the punch line of the comedy (or tragedy) in focus. Another statement came out, as well. Here it is:
At 2 pm on a Friday, the Senator asked to visit a secure DHS facility over the weekend where children are present and we worked with him [the Senator] to provide him access. This presented obvious and serious privacy concerns - not to mention disrupting operations. He was able to visit the facility on Sunday.
So, we learn that Southwest Key Programs runs the facility for the DHS. That falls in line perfectly, as DHS has subcontracted out the management of the place to them. Such actions place a layer of insulation between them and the facility. By "corporatizing" the facility instead of having it run by DHS outright, it removes it from direct government oversight by placing it in the hands of a private corporation. Simultaneously, the DHS still controls it by maintaining federal bureaucratic oversight.
Isn't it amazing? If a U.S. citizen were to carry out such a "slicky" maneuver, they would be charged with forming a shell corporation for the purposes of concealing another venture and perhaps thrown into a cell...indefinitely...never being charged with anything because that isn't necessary anymore. Charges are unnecessary, because with indefinite detention being authorized by Congress, what is necessary?
The only thing that's necessary is that you be placed under investigation; investigation is the key word, now.
Interestingly enough, Senator Merkley was never permitted to visit, nor did he visit that facility on Sunday, 6/3/18, or any other time. Guess who made that statement?
DHS Press Secretary Tyler Houlton, the same man who just a few months ago informed us that the new DHS policy would be to gather up the names of journalists, reporters, writers, bloggers, radio show hosts, and anyone in the Independent News Media that mentioned or wrote about the DHS. He referred to Independent Media reporters as "tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theorists."
In truth, there's a lot more to this entire scenario than meets the eye. Let's summarize it.
1. The ORR as mentioned previously was formed long before President Trump took office. This shows a continuation of Deep State policies that run without being interrupted by a change in administrations.
2. There is no transparency in government, even when such transparency is demanded by a government official (in this case, a United States Senator) who has been elected to represent the people.
3. The three-party system of checks and balances is nothing but a desiccated husk, the shell of a cicada clinging to the bark of a tree.
4. The irony: politicians do not like it when they are subjected to censorship and denied access to the truth...exactly the same way they have denied American citizens from the truth with endless legislation and bureaucracy, closed-door sessions and meetings, and other tactics employed by the rulers on the ruled.
5. This is just one little facility. Just one. Think it ends there? Think again: this is just the tip of the iceberg.
6. If the administration knows about such things as these "happy welcoming centers," then it is either powerless to stop them, or it supports them.
7. Senator Merkley said that it is "unacceptable" for a "democracy" to prevent a member of congress from investigating something...or to keep "the press" from reporting it to the people.
This last item, #7, is the crux of the problem: too many middlemen between the event and the American people, to include elected officials and bureaucrats, and the press. Where is the news? Where has the news been? Why, all mainstream media (MSM) is Associated Press approved, and every paper marches in lock step...it is canned, controlled, and censored content. It is deliberately crafted to mold the public consciousness into the "social conscience" of groupthink...tearing down all normative and traditional beliefs and supplanting them with malleable groupthink.
It is all form and no substance. The MSM is a 70 year-old prostitute with a made-up, plastic face: a mannequin without a soul, living in a $10 million dollar mansion and claiming to be an average citizen, reporting on "grass roots" issues. Those issues are mere tabloids: bread and circuses provided to the masses to obfuscate and divert focus away from the theft, the ever-increasing surveillance, and the never-ending wars of expansion and global dominance. These tabloid issues exploit the deterioration of society. Even all our crumbling infrastructure is nothing more than a true picture of how we have become a potholed, banana-republic with run-down highways and broken bridges and highwaymen with badges robbing us for ad valorem at will, or worse.
The politicians are even more heinous than the press, especially since they control the press, equating "freedom to fawn" with license to write. Politicians lie in the campaign and then enter office to do exactly the opposite of what they promised. They cannot be held accountable. It is a business: the business of politics. It is a cycle, where the red clown faces off against the blue clown, and the winning clown sprouts fangs of Stephen King's "It" as soon as the swearing in is completed. Government is no longer in the hands of the people: the people are necessary for labor and to keep the machine running, but we are ruled, not governed.
Last week a U.S. Senator received the same spoonful of Castor oil that Congress has been giving to the American people for decades. More than that occurred, however, as another example emerged of lack of balanced accountability and the control of the Shadow government. Working through and aided by bureaucracies...obscure ones created under executive order but without Congressional oversight or expiration date...this Shadow government is one step away from seizing power and smothering out the last sparks of freedom in this country forever.
It is dangerous to write this article. It is dangerous to write these words, and this comes straight out of the mouths of bureaucrats and government officials. Others will also smear the words: anonymous or masked expletive-laden vitriol spouted by the trolls. They are lackeys, either paid for or indirectly supporting the stance of that Shadow government. The open government and the Shadow government have vested interests in one another, for now. Make no mistake: they mutually support one another.
There is a written document much greater than mine, however, that has been smeared and denounced over time. The document's greatest detractors, ironically, are not the ones who openly denounce and revile it. The true detractors are the complacent ones...the ones who do not exercise the very God-given rights affirmed and championed by this written document: the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is in this vein that I claim those rights given to me before birth, and affirmed within the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States: the right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Someone may need these words: someone who is struggling whether or not to take a stand within their heart and maybe in their family, workplace, or community. Maybe it will make a difference for at least one, and one is more than none. The First Amendment needs to be exercised if we're ever to have a government by "We the People" ever again.
Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army's SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah's regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.
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