LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor of THE EAGLE: Is it possible in the year 2014 Americans still believe what the government, the banks, the corporate elites and their cronies, the mainstream media, tell them? With complacency reaching an all- time high, let me just scratch the surface of the secrecy and lies being told to the citizenry on a daily basis.

First, all economic reports are outright lies. While space does not allow me to explain how each statistic is falsified, let's start by stating that the real unemployment rate is 23 percent. And whether it's inflation, gross domestic product, retail sales, education, or health care, the government statistics are all total lies.

With high-rate student loans now over $1.2 trillion, the government is making billions off of our hopes for the future. A few people might actually suspect some of the above, so let's get to the real substantive stuff that is truly shocking. \? ? The U.S. dollar is losing its role as the petrodollar and the reserve currency of the world. It is happening before our eyes as China, Russia, even Germany are bypassing the dollar to make enormous trading deals with countries around the planet using their own currencies. It's all about trust. Once people wake up to the insane debt of the U.S., the trust in the U.S. dollar will be lost, taking our empire with it. \? ? With countries dumping U. S. Treasury bonds, the Federal reserve lies when it says it is tapering its purchase of those bonds. During the last three months it purchased $141 billion of Treasuries by laundering the purchase through Belgium which would represent 29% of Belgium's GDP. That's a bold-faced lie. Belgium didn't buy those Treasuries; the Fed did. \? ? The U.S. is searching desperately for another war in order to achieve its goal of total hegemony over the entire world. \? ? Washington spent $5 billion to install an imposed government of neo-Nazi stooges in Ukraine. The press would have you believe it was all Russian aggression. But the opposite is the truth. The U.S. had its right- wing stooges depose democratically elected President Victor Yanukovich. The U. S then imposed sanctions on Russia which will surely come back to bite America. \? ? The U.S. has eliminated governments that stand in its way. Our government has overthrown the Iraqi and Libyan governments with military force, demonized Iran as a precursor to military attack, captured the former Russian province of Georgia in a U. S. financed " color revolution," overthrown the elected Honduran government, unleashed orchestrated protests against the government of Venezuela, threatened Bolivia and Ecuador, has routinely attacked with drones and missiles populations in Pakistan and Yemen, and has been at war against the Taliban in Afghanistan for 13 years. \? ? It was only because the Russian government got in the way of Washington's march to hegemony by blocking Obama's planned military invasion of Syria and by making it possible to try a diplomatic solution to Iranian enrichment of uranium for nuclear energy. \? ? Iran, Russia, and China are being surrounded with U. S. military bases. This has brought Russia and China much closer together against what they correctly perceive as a common enemy.

With high-rate student loans now over $1.2 trillion, the government is making billions off of our hopes for the future. A few people might actually suspect some of the above, so let's get to the real substantive stuff that is truly shocking. \? ? The U.S. dollar is losing its role as the petrodollar and the reserve currency of the world. It is happening before our eyes as China, Russia, even Germany are bypassing the dollar to make enormous trading deals with countries around the planet using their own currencies. It's all about trust. Once people wake up to the insane debt of the U.S., the trust in the U.S. dollar will be lost, taking our empire with it. \? ? With countries dumping U. S. Treasury bonds, the Federal reserve lies when it says it is tapering its purchase of those bonds. During the last three months it purchased $141 billion of Treasuries by laundering the purchase through Belgium which would represent 29% of Belgium's GDP. That's a bold-faced lie. Belgium didn't buy those Treasuries; the Fed did. \? ? The U.S. is searching desperately for another war in order to achieve its goal of total hegemony over the entire world. \? ? Washington spent $5 billion to install an imposed government of neo-Nazi stooges in Ukraine. The press would have you believe it was all Russian aggression. But the opposite is the truth. The U.S. had its right- wing stooges depose democratically elected President Victor Yanukovich. The U. S then imposed sanctions on Russia which will surely come back to bite America. \? ? The U.S. has eliminated governments that stand in its way. Our government has overthrown the Iraqi and Libyan governments with military force, demonized Iran as a precursor to military attack, captured the former Russian province of Georgia in a U. S. financed " color revolution," overthrown the elected Honduran government, unleashed orchestrated protests against the government of Venezuela, threatened Bolivia and Ecuador, has routinely attacked with drones and missiles populations in Pakistan and Yemen, and has been at war against the Taliban in Afghanistan for 13 years. \? ? It was only because the Russian government got in the way of Washington's march to hegemony by blocking Obama's planned military invasion of Syria and by making it possible to try a diplomatic solution to Iranian enrichment of uranium for nuclear energy. \? ? Iran, Russia, and China are being surrounded with U. S. military bases. This has brought Russia and China much closer together against what they correctly perceive as a common enemy.

This is but a tiny fraction of what you are purposely kept from knowing by a press totally controlled by its masters. The only hope for a declining America, once a democracy, now an oligarchy, is for the American people to rise up against their rulers. The Las Vegas odds makers don't see it happening.

CHARLES STEINHACKER