How the United States is turning into Stalin’s Soviet Union

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Washington, D.C. (TFC) – For decades the American public lived in a cautious state of fear that the Soviet Union would go to war with the American way of life. Soviet anger towards America’s late entry into World War II, and America’s fear that Soviet communist advancement throughout Europe would expand towards global domination brought an age of nuclear arms and pending war. The U.S was good, the Soviets were evil, but even after the fall of the Soviet Union, the American government has taken the most egregious Soviet crimes and have made them their own.

For more than 70 years its existence remained a secret.  Sukhanovskaya Prison, located just outside of Moscow housed the greatest of enemies to the Soviet Union. Political opponents, the cultural elite and public figures were held without charges for years and tortured into giving false confessions. The  People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs, or NKVD in Russian abbreviation, rounded up people who questioned Stalin, jailing them in prisons like Sukhanovskaya, forcing them into labor camps, or executing the poor souls. Through strong intelligence work, even those innocent of any crimes against the state were routinely placed into the iron grip of the Soviet Union.

Life inside Soviet prison camps was harsh and inhumane. Cramped in cells without ventilation or bedding, prisoners fought to stay alive from malnutrition, disease and violence perpetrated by fellow prisoners and the guards who held nothing back to punish Soviets who dared to question the state. Food rations were minimal, with the hardest workers getting the most food. The cruelest punishments consisted of beatings and sleep deprivation.

If all of this sounds familiar, it’s because you know that secret prisons and torture are the techniques used by the American government to follow Stalin in the suppression of freedom.

Operated by the Chicago Police Department, the recently uncovered Homan Square

Indeed, for some there is "no outlet" from Homan Square. Image Credit: Alex Freeman

Indeed, for some there is “no outlet” from Homan Square. Image Credit: Alex Freeman

detention facility housed prisoners off the books, keeping families in the dark wondering where their loved ones were. Denied the right to speak to lawyers, prisoners were tied to benches for hours, receiving very little food, and being subject to beatings all for the accusation of drug charges. In America’s drug war, the innocent have been killed, the presumed guilty have had their rights violated as the police state viciously expands.

Torture has become an acceptable practice in the eyes of the powerful elite who excuse the immoral act as a neccesity in the war on terror. The very same people who preach moral superiority and condemn other world leaders for crimes against their own people, are leading the way to destroy the very freedoms American soldiers supposedly die for.

Just like Stalin did in the Soviet Union. the CIA tortures prisoners to gather information, using some of the same techniques employed by Stalin.  With waterboarding, rectal feeding, and sleep deprivation as methods, the CIA tortured prisoners in countries all over the world. All of this is defended by the government and their buddies in the mainstream media that have a long history of doing the dirty work for their friends in government.

The relationship between the government and the mainstream media goes back decades. Newspapers all over America spread lies demonizing cannabis as a drug that gave people superhuman strength and turned users into psychopaths. In his 1937 testimony to Congress, Henry Anslinger read a letter written by Floyd Baskette, the city editor of the Alamosa Daily Courier who wrote, “I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigaret(te) can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That’s why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions.” With the help of editors like Baskette, Anslinger was able to convince Americans that cannabis should be criminalized. It was not the last time the mainstream media did the bidding for the American government, and the propaganda continues to this day.

Operation Mockingbird was initiated by the C.I.A in 1948 to influence American media into pushing for public support of every action committed by the American government. The agency bribed journalists from Time, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and other major publications to push their agenda. To sweeten the deal, the CIA gave publications access to classified information. With thousands of journalists under the influence of the C.I.A major publications refused to cover the overthrow of the governments of Guatemala, and Iran, among other covert operations the American government wanted to remain secret.

The mainstream media pushed for the 2003 invasion of Iraq and brushed off the torture report while employing dozens of former presidential advisers and politicians. The partnership between journalists and politicians is perfectly explained by the fact that many in Washington have family within the media who influence the public to follow the dear leader.

Former CBS investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson resigned from the network after she accused the network of censoring her coverage of the Benghazi scandal. The accusation by Attkisson has been disputed, but the fact remains that CBS News President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, the national security advisor of the Obama administration. He guided then UN ambassador, Susan Rice, to push the administration’s narrative when hitting the national news circuit, to explain why and how four Americans were killed in the Libyan embassy. That personal relationship is not the only one that exists in Washington between journalists and the people they are supposed to challenge. Former Press Secretary Jay Carney is married to ABC`s Claire Shipman. MSNBC host and Obama cheerleader Alex Wagner is married to President Obama’s chef. With friends and family inside Washington’s powerful elite, mainstream media has lost journalistic integrity by literally sleeping with the enemy. The relationship is far too friendly and easily comparable to how the Soviet media propped up Stalin.

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Mass media may not be owned by the American government, but just like Stalin, the media is used to broadcast a pro government narrative. Any free thought in the USSR was restricted by the state, causing publications without a pro-Stalin message to shut their doors. If you didn’t push a pro government message, you did not exist; any dissent was subject to prosecution, imprisonment or death. Intimidation and the courts allowed Stalin to silence journalists. That technique has been rebirthed under the guidance of a man who was once a constitutional law professor.

It is well known Barack Obama has used the Espionage Act more than all of the other presidents combined, but the president’s administration, like everything, has defended the abuse by redefining what a whistleblower is. His Justice Department claimed they do not attack whistleblowers, instead they prosecute, “federal employees who knowingly and willfully disclose classified information to the media or others not entitled to receive such information.”  If that is the case, David Petraeus should face the same punishment as Chelsea Manning, for giving his mistress “black books” that contained highly classified information which included the identities of covert agents, and war strategies, among other highly classified information. Petraeus even admitted to lying to investigators, which is also a crime, but he will not receive the sentence Edward Snowden faced, because people like Snowden release secrets to hold their government accountable.

Snowden believes that Americans had the right to know that their privacy was being destroyed in the name of terrorism. By leaking the documents he put a magnifying glass on a spy state that violates law, becoming an enemy of a government that needs secrecy to push tyranny. In Obama’s America, it is those who reveal crimes who become criminals, not the individuals who kill innocents with impunity or violate constitutional rights.

John Kiriakou is the only former C.I.A employee to spend time in jail for the torture program, and was sentenced not for torture, but for leaking information to show that the C.I.A tortures prisoners. Chelsea Manning is spending the next three decades in jail for exposing war crime committed by the American military; those who killed innocent Iraqi civilians will not be sharing a jail cell with Manning. When revealing unconstitutional or criminal acts becomes a more severe crime than the acts they expose, you can no longer argue that you live in a free country.

Obama as Stalin

Obama as Stalin

Just like Stalin, Obama has made the truth a criminal act. Just as it was in the Soviet Union, the truth, according to the State, needs to be hidden at any cost. President Obama and his buddies in Washington will claim America is the bastion of freedom  that every country strives to emulate, but the opposite is true. In a secret government that holds the truth inside with an iron fist, freedom is just a buzzword used to brainwash the public into thinking they have liberty.

With secret prisons, torture, and a corrupt media that runs away from the truth, the Obama administration is turning the U.S into the Soviet States of America.