I hope this is another one of those things that I heard of later only because I am overseas. I hope every person in The Amerika already knows about Aaron Russo’s film America: Freedom to Fascism. I hope it has been or will be playing in mainstream cinemas all over the country, and then the world. If you hadn’t heard of the film before now, please keep reading and please make sure you see the film.
Aaron Russo is a mainstream
“What is being sold to the American people today as ‘Americanism’ – if you peel off the label, you find so much similarity to what we were fighting against…communism, Nazism and fascism.” – G. Edward Griffin, author of Creature from Jekyll Island.
There is a lot in the film about illegal taxation and the Federal Reserve Bank. If you watch the trailers or the promotional video (links below), you will see everything I saw and some of it may surprise you.
One part of the video I found particularly enlightening, and terrifying, was a sample list of executive orders that presidents have created:
“President Bush has signed executive orders giving him sole authority to impose martial law, and suspend habeas corpus.
“This gives him dictatorial power over the people…with no checks and balances.
“Executive Order #11921
Provides that the President can declare a state of emergency that is not defined, and Congress cannot review the action for six months.
“Executive Order #10990
allows the government to take over all modes of transportation.
“Executive Order #10995
allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
“Executive Order #10997
allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
“Executive Order #10998
allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
“Executive Order #11002
Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
“Executive Order #11000
allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.”
I checked. All of the executive orders are real. Most of them, however, were signed long before Bush ever got into office.
Another issue Russo addresses is that of a national ID card, which legislation comes into effect in May 2008. I wrote about the Real ID Act last September. Russo goes further into the implications, that RFID chips could potentially be used to track all of our movements, all of our meetings and all of our spending.
“It is absolutely Orwellian – Big Brother looking over your shoulder at absolutely everything you do.” – Katherine Albrecht, author of Spy Chips.
Russo also touches on the confiscation of weapons in
Amendment II to the Constitution says, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a
Do not forget the context in which the Bill of Rights was written. The purpose of the Second Amendment is to ensure that the American people can protect themselves first and foremost against the tyranny of our own government.
There is so much more, and all I have seen are the trailers and the promotional video.
Special thanks to Saigon Dan for the scoop. I miss you.