A little more than a year ago, Rawesome Foods, a health food co-op based in Venice,
California was the target of an armed raid by several agencies, and the resulting video went viral.
On August 3, 2011, Rawesome experienced another multi-agency raid, but this one
resulted in the arrest of the establishment’s owner James Stewart.
Rawesome Foods Raided... Again
Stewart, and Sharon Palmer, the farmer who supplies him with raw goat milk, are
being held on bails in excess of $100,000 and are each charged with four felonies and several more misdemeanors.
Some examples of the charges are “processing unpasteurized milk,” “improper labeling of food,” and “improper egg
The government has kept pursuing Stewart and his club for years, despite a lack of
any reports of illness or injury from consumption of his foods. Rawesome members argue that they are part of a
private club, not subject to government regulation, and that they are being persecuted for their alternative
The modern environmental movement is nothing more than organized crime bent on
harassing businesses while redirecting public sentiment towards petty issues rather than real enviro-catastrophes
like genetic modification.
Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and
offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are
keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson’s chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company’s
manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company. “The wood the government seized
Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier,” he said, suggesting the Feds are using the
aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company cry uncle.
It isn’t the first time that agents of the Fish and Wildlife Service have come
knocking at the storied maker of such iconic instruments as the Les Paul electric guitar, the J-160E
acoustic-electric John Lennon played, and essential jazz-boxes such as Charlie Christian’s ES-150. In 2009 the Feds
seized several guitars and pallets of wood from a Gibson factory, and both sides have been wrangling over the goods
in a case with the delightful name “United States of America v. Ebony Wood in Various Forms.”
Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid
DETROIT Case Study - The Deindustrialization of America and Fall of the
The decay of society is so much harder to quantify than economic decline
is. The government keeps lots of statistics on things like unemployment and inflation, but it really
does not keep track of how sick and twisted people are becoming.
Most of us recognize that the character of the American people has changed
dramatically over the decades, but unlike the national debt, you can’t easily point to a chart or a graph to
show exactly how bad things are getting. In this article, my approach will be to point you to various
“signs” of social decay. Signs tell us where we are at now and where we are headed. Some of the
signs that I will use will be statistics while others will simply consist of anecdotal evidence. Yes,
anecdotal evidence is not perfect, but when you put enough of it together it starts to paint a pretty clear
picture of what is going on out there. America is becoming a truly frightening place. Our cities
our decaying, thieves are becoming bolder, you never know who you can trust and everyone seems depressed.
America is decomposing right in front of our eyes, and it is time that we all admitted it.
In the old days, if you met a stranger out on the streets you knew that you could
almost certainly trust that person. But these days if you let your child wander one aisle over while you are
shopping at Wal-Mart there is a chance that someonewill try to abduct her.
Something has changed.
In our major cities, if you walk up to someone at random there is a decent chance
that person will be a pervert or a sicko, and most Americans know that this is true at a gut level. Almost
everyone is very leery of “strangers” these days. It has gotten to the point where we are all afraid of one
Just try this some time….
In a major U.S. city, walk right up to people on the street, look them in the eyes
and try to introduce yourself.
What will happen when you do that?
In many instances, people will literally run away from you.
We are scared to death to interact with people that we do not know, and the reality
is that those fears are way too often justified.
The character of the American people is decaying at a rapid pace, and the evidence
of this is all around us.
The following are 10 signs that America is decomposing right in front of our
#1 As the economy
crumbles, in many U.S. cities desperate people are increasingly resorting to violent acts in an attempt to
survive. So far this year, violent crime in Washington D.C. has risenby 40 percent.
Robberies at gunpoint have more than doubled compared to the same time period last year.
And as I wrote aboutrecently, justifiable homicide in Detroit rose
by a staggering79 percent during
2011, and the rate of self-defense killings in Detroit is now2200% above the
#2 But it is not just in
the cities where you will find crazies. A recentDaily Mail article described a very disturbing incident which took place recently in North Dakota. Two
crack-fueled perverts abducted and murdered a 43-year-old math teacher named Sherry Arnold….
Spell and Waters had left Colorado days before the crime claiming they
wanted work in eastern Montana and western North Dakota’s oil fields.
After smoking crack cocaine over the entire trip, Waters allegedly told
Spell the drug ‘brought the devil out in him’ and began talking about kidnapping and killing a female, AP
After they spotted Arnold, Spell claims that Waters told him to ‘grab the
lady’ and pull her into their Ford Explorer as she jogged by.
After they got Arnold into the car, they choked her to death and then buried her
body in a shallow grave in North Dakota.
Why would anyone do something like that?
#3 Unfortunately, sickos
will even be found working for the government. Just as so many of us feared, TSA workers are actually
purposely selecting attractive women to go through the body scanners so that they can admire their naked
bodies. The following areactual quotations from
official TSA complaints….
-“I feel I was targeted by the TSA employee to go through the see-you-naked machine
because I am a semi-attractive female.”
-“The screener appeared to enjoy the process of picking someone rather than doing
true random screening. I felt this was inappropriate. A woman behind me was also “randomly selected.”
-“TSA staff ‘trolling’ the lines looking for people to pull out was
-“I know he went to that room to see my naked body through the machine with the
-“When I looked around, I saw that there were only women that were “told” to go
through this machine. There were no men.”
One woman was recently forced to go through the body scanner three times because
the TSA workers wanted to get a really good look at her “cute figure“.
Isn’t about time that we admitted that the TSA is a massive failure?
#4 The American people
seem more depressed than ever. So are we the most depressed nation in the entire world? The U.S. has
thehighest percentage of
women taking antidepressants of any country in the world, and kids in the U.S. arethree times more
likely to be prescribed antidepressants than kids in Europe are.
#5 The gang problem in
the United States has never been worse. According to the FBI, the number of gang members in the United States
has risen by40 percent since 2009
and there are now a total of1.4 million gang
members living inside this country.
#6 Millions of other
young people are not able to find jobs once they finish school and end up financially dependent on their
parents. Today, record numbers ofyoung adults are living at home.
Many of these young people end up very disillusioned and very frustrated. Right now,more than 30 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 34 age bracket are currently living at home with their
parents. That is not good news for the future of this country.
#7 All over America,
criminals are becoming bolder and more desperate. The following is a report about one serial home
invaderfrom the Washington Post….
A housekeeper was tied up and sexually assaulted and a mother and teenage
son were tied up during a home invasion in Bethesda early Wednesday morning that Montgomery County police say
involves the same suspect as in a home invasion Tuesday in Wheaton.
As the economy gets even worse,home invasions will
become even more common. You might want to learn how to defend yourself.
#8 These days thieves
will steal literally anything. Each night in cities all over the nation more street lights are going out as
thievesstrip the copper wiring right out of
them. In the San Francisco area, one very ambitious group of thieves actually swiped a copper bell that
#9 One of the clearest
signs that America is decomposing is the stunning decline of major cities such as Detroit. In response to my
recentarticle about the death of Detroit, a reader
identified as Bill posted the following….
Seeing what is happening to Detroit makes me want to cry AND
I’m a native Detroiter myself – born in Harper Hospital on the east side
& was one of those 2 million plus counted in the 1950 Census. I left Detroit in the early 70s for work
reasons and had not gone back there since 1984.
When I drove through there on my way to Port Huron last September I “made a
lap” around the city – got off I-75 downtown, made a loop around the downtown area (the 2 new stadiums look
nice as does the RenCen) then went out Michigan Avenue to 12th and up through the 1967 Riot area to Grand River
and out to the northwestern part of town where I grew up and went to school.
What a depressing trip. All my old haunts are gone, boarded up or burnt to
the ground. The car dealer where I bought my first car (the old “Redford Rambler” on Grand River just west of
Evergreen) is nothing but a slab. All the car dealers along the Grand River strip from Evergreen to McNicoles
(6 Mile Rd.) are gone, the 16th Precinct Police Station at GR & Mc Nicholes is abandoned and the high
school where my cousin graduated is all boarded up (Redford High School, across Grand River from the old police
station). My old house on Lasher just north of Grand River is there but the stores in the area are all gone.
One would think space aliens had come and taken all the life out of the area.
On thatsame article, another reader identified as
“Disappointed” shared his thoughts on the decline of that once great city….
I worked in Detroit for a few years a while back. I was fascinated by the
crumbling ruins, drove around to see a lot of them after work (a couple of times I drove through neighborhoods
that I can tell you now I would not go near, even in the daytime). It was sad and fascinating at the same time.
I would not even THINK of doing that now, it would be highly dangerous. I would not even work in Detroit
#10 But it isn’t just
Detroit that is falling apart. This kind of thing is happening all over the country. A reader
identified as Golden Child recently left the following comment onmy website….
Much of America is like Detroit. America is rotting from California to West
Virginia to Baltimore. It’s the same song across the United States. High unemployment, falling rent and or
house prices, massive police lay-offs, giant spikes in crime accompanied by a rising cost of living and fewer
job opportunities. Vallejo and Oakland, California are very much like Detroit. Vallejo ranked as the ninth most
miserable city in America according to Forbes. Oakland and Vallejo have laid off nearly half of their police
forces. You can get an apartment in Vallejo or Oakland for $200-600 a month although the median monthly rent in
California is well over a thousand dollars with Bay Area rent being generally higher. There is a reason why
rent is so comparably dirt cheap in those cities. San Francisco-Oakland-Vallejo collectively make up the
car-theft capital of the United States. Northern CA cities like Oakland, Richmond and Stockton are regulars on
the top ten most dangerous cities in America list. Baltimore, MD is also very much like Detroit with its
thousands of abandoned rowhomes, high concentration of Black poverty, drugs and violence. Camden, NJ, East St.
Louis, Gary Indiana are all no different from the D. Even large sections of wealthy world class cities like DC,
NYC and San Francisco are impoverished quasi-third world hellholes. Southeast DC has the highest unemployment
rate of anywhere in America despite the fact that DC is the richest city and metro in America. NYC has the
widest income inequality gap of any metro area. Massive swaths of NYC are dangerous towering project buildings
packed with working poor minorities. SF is home to some of the most sub-standard public housing in America in
neighborhoods like Hunter’s Point, Sunnydale and Potrero Hill. America has been rotting from the core since at
least the 70′s.
Sadly, this is just the beginning.
As the economic decline of this nation accelerates, people are going to become much
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations
collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” –Maurice Strong, 1992
It’s a history where the bankers have embedded themselves into the economy,
building up infrastructure for a time, then bringing down the system within the United States in concert with the
international economic warfare and the rise of global government.
It’s the collapse of Detroit, and like the Great Depression of the 20th Century,
the looming Greater Depression of the 21st Century, and the collapse of Building 7 and the Twin Towers, it was a
staged collapse. This stage of the game is De-industrialization.
Inside this agenda is a plan for global government to emerge from the ashes of the
once great United States and for the era of national sovereignty itself to subside. To achieve their goal, an
economic squeeze is placed upon the nation and environmental pretexts are being used to strangle independence and
viability– in America it has been the NAFTA, GATT, WTO and United Nations treaties that have wrecked her integrity
and pillaged her productiveness.
A subsequent volume of ‘Fall of the Republic’ will further detail the
staged-collapse of America’s economy, and Detroit is the most-detailed ground analysis yet undertaken by the
Infowars team in preparation and research for the film. As this video of Detroit shows, its decline began in the
Late 1950s and early 1960s with the collapse of the Packard Plant. We witnessed boarded-up abandoned houses, cities
being reclaimed by nature and ethnic demography hardening into areas divided into sub-cultures and readied for
control through community demagogues.
A key agent of the Rockefeller family, Dr. Richard Day, the National Medical
Director of the Rockefeller-sponsored Planned Parenthood, told a meeting in March 1969 that American industry will
be sabotaged and shown to be uncompetitive. He said:
“The stated plan was that different parts of the world would be assigned
different roles of industry and commerce in a unified global system. The continued preeminence of the United
States and the relative independence and self-sufficiency of the United States would have to be changed… in
order to create a new structure, you first have to tear down the old, and American industry was one example of
“Each part of the world will have a specialty and thus become
inter-dependent, he said. The US will remain a center for agriculture, high tech, communications, and education
but heavy industry would be “transported out.”
This is Agenda 21 in action—the agenda for the 21st Century as set by the
globalists who run the United Nations and other key international mechanisms. The bankers most assuredly created
the crisis now underway:
Across the street from the Ford Piquette plant where the first industrial assembly
line for mass-production was born, we talked to locals riding through on their bikes in the crisp of fall. Up the
block, old Packards were buried under fall leaves on the side of the overpass. One guy looked out of a job, his
clothes were disheveled and I wondered whether or not he might be homeless (he wasn’t). After he began to rattle
off a short history of the development of the engine valves, he told me that he was formerly a master technician in
one of the plants. Now, only a relative fraction of those jobs remain.
Schemes for ‘planned obsolescence’ and other
changes in the big Auto sector contributed to a competitive disadvantage in a market that became increasingly
globalized and vulnerable to the low wage workers set-up to take over production. Not only the Auto Sector itself,
but the wide array of related and complimentary industry was hit. Part makers and sub-contractors all saw their
jobs evaporated overseas. That meant not only competition with low-wage Third World nations (via “that giant
sucking sound” Ross Perot warned about), but it also meant wrestling with the nebulous global octopus sucking out
the heart of America through treaties, trade agreements, debt instruments, loans, aid and more all controlled
through binding international vehicles such as the IMF.
Today, Detroit looks like a war zone. The slowly rotting corpse of what had been
America’s backbone, the leading city in the industrial “Rust Belt.” Today, those cities are on the decline and
scheduled to be bulldozed, shrunk and returned to nature. Detroit, Flint, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore,
Memphis. These centers of production and high-wage working class jobs are now collapsing in every sense. Their city
governments are broke. Foreclosures range around 1 in 5 in the worst areas. Neighbors are in decline. The last jobs
are about to go.
[efoods]One local told us about the recent suicide of the head of a failed plant in
the Del Ray neighborhood inside Detroit. The factories jobs had been lost and unemployment benefits were about to
run out. As an outsider, it was becoming difficult to keep track of the many former factories, standing as relics.
I wasn’t clear about the details of the scenario, but the desperation seemed to underscore the worst parts of the
Great Depression many hoped was gone for good. Many areas, including the collapsed pillars on the top floor of the
Packard plant, literally resemble Roman ruins. It is a study of what once was, a city based on an abortive concept.
Detroit is frozen in decline, the post-industrial society has fully sunk in. Slow death since the onset of
globalization had atrophied a sector once poised as a boon of wealth.
It’s not a question in Detroit of the price of socialist management or the folly of
capitalism’s greed. Big Auto could have been easily saved, just as the home foreclosures could have been stopped.
Instead, Washington turned over all financial control and gave out trillions to Wall Street and foreign,
globalists-owned banks. The distinction is the intentional shedding of an entire productive sector by the same
Robber Baron class who raised up American industry, bled it over the alter of the global economy and looted its
assets, drying up its labor opportunities, and leaving a shell for historians to study and thrill seekers to marvel
President Obama, while publicly positioning himself as a supporter of middle class
workers, privately worked to destroy unions, cut benefits and bust opposition. His promises to renegotiate NAFTA
were exposed during the 2008 campaign as mere “campaign rhetoric” after economic advisor Austan Goolsbee told
Canadian officials that no real “change” would take place. Denials from the Obama camp were made, but Canadian
officials reconfirmed that these statements were made.
Now, under the auspices of climate change policies and sustainability efforts,
including emissions cuts, fuel standards and other ‘green’ production requirements, Detroit Auto is forced to be
competitive within the confines of lower performance, higher cost green chic designs. The public has proved less
than enthusiastic about these measures. The government-owned GM and Chrysler will be shells of their former selves,
and Ford will be forced to tow the line and face the danger of being handed off piecemeal to firms like Italy’s
Fiat, a company deeply embedded in the Bilderberg group which has long worked to dominate in unified, no barrier
Experts featured in ‘Fall of the Republic’ have explained that the biggest key to
Detroit Auto’s collapse was the parasitical investment banking structure. Although CEO and corporate greed factors
in to problems auto has had, targeted de-competitiveness and the weight of ill-advised leveraged and
derivative-based assets are what brought auto down.
William K. Black, former bank regulator, trader Max Keiser and historian Webster
Tarpley all explain how the firewall between investment and commercial banking that was set-up under the Glass
Steagall Act in the wake of the Great Depression was destroyed by then-Clinton, now-Obama financial goons Larry
Summers and Robert Rubin
Max Keiser, Alan Watt and John Perkins explain how public projects were shifted
from public good measures and converted into vehicles for the transfer of publicly held assets to private hands.
Bought-and-paid politicians in all countries of the world have been involved in deregulating and privatizing water
and utility services, they have handed over land seized through imminent domain to partner companies and looted the
pensions and public welfare systems. In short, the takeover by elites– including royalty, robber barons, Wall
Street and environmental organizations– has indeed taken over the economy through the current economic
Foreclosures nationwide are expected to go suddenly from 1 million homes to 6
million homes. Detroit, Flint and the others are canaries in the coalmine, in terms of the American economic
As ‘Fall of the Republic’ details, and key subjects in the film, including Gerald
Celente, detail: a nation producing almost nothing, importing nearly everything and printing money based on nothing
is one scheduled for collapse and subject to reintegration into the global structure.
The sound of the circling IMF vultures loom overhead; its target has weakened. It
has stopped moving and collapsed on the floor. If it doesn’t get back up soon, it never will. This is America’s