Author Archives: John W. Whitehead

America’s reign of terror: A nation reaps what it sows

Who designed the malware worm that is now wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers internationally by hackers demanding a king’s ransom? The U.S. government. Continue reading

You are the true guardians of the galaxy: A graduation message for a tyrannical age

Those coming of age today will face some of the greatest obstacles ever encountered by young people. Continue reading

Big Brother is still watching you: Don’t fall for the NSA’s latest ploy

Supposedly the National Security Administration is going to stop collecting certain Internet communications that merely mention a foreign intelligence target. Continue reading

The iron jaws of the police state: Trump’s America is a Constitution-free zone

Please. Continue reading

Run for your life: The American police state is coming to get you

Daily, all across America, individuals who dare to resist—or even question—a police order are being subjected to all sorts of government-sanctioned abuse ranging from forced catheterization, forced blood draws, roadside strip searches and cavity searches, and other foul and debasing acts that degrade their bodily integrity and leave them bloodied and bruised. Continue reading

Beware the dogs of war: Is the American empire on the verge of collapse?

Waging endless wars abroad (in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and now Syria) isn’t making America—or the rest of the world—any safer, it’s certainly not making America great again, and it’s undeniably digging the U.S. deeper into debt. Continue reading

When government evil triumphs, freedom falls

It is often said that if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great. Continue reading

Death at your door: Knock-and-talk police tactics rip a hole in the US Constitution

It’s 1:30 a.m., a time when most people are asleep. Continue reading

Stealing from the citizenry: How government goons use civil asset forfeiture to rob us blind

In jolly old England, Robin Hood stole from the rich to give to the poor. Continue reading

Rule by thieves: One week in the life of the American kleptocracy

The American kleptocracy (a government ruled by thieves) continues to suck the American people down a rabbit hole into a parallel universe in which the Constitution is meaningless, the government is all-powerful, and the citizenry is powerless to defend itself against government agents who steal, spy, lie, plunder, kill, abuse and generally inflict mayhem and sow madness on everyone and everything in their sphere. Continue reading

The government is still the enemy of freedom

My friends, we’re being played for fools. Continue reading

Ihre Papiere, bitte! (your papers, please): Are we being set up for a national ID system?

You can’t have it both ways. Continue reading

The illusion of freedom: The police state is alive and well

Brace yourself. Continue reading

Coming soon to a city near you: The U.S. military’s plan to take over America

The U.S. military plans to take over America by 2030. Continue reading

The FBI: The silent terror of the Fourth Reich

Lately, there’s been a lot of rhetoric comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The concern is that a Nazi-type regime may be rising in America. Continue reading

Rule by brute force: The true nature of government

The torch has been passed to a new president. Continue reading

Has the American dream become the American nightmare?

For too long now, the American people have allowed themselves to be persuaded that the government’s job is to take care of us: to feed us, clothe us, house us, educate us, raise our children, heal our infirmities, manage our finances, protect us from our enemies, guard us against all dangers (real and imaginary), and provide for our every need. Continue reading

Nothing is real: When reality TV programming masquerades as politics

Donald Trump no longer needs to launch Trump TV. Continue reading

We all lose: Obama’s legacy and what it means for a Trump presidency

Let’s talk about President Obama’s legacy, shall we? Continue reading

The Titanic sails at dawn: Warning signs point to danger ahead in 2017

Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, reliving the same set of circumstances over and over and over again: egregious surveillance, strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, government spying, censorship, retaliatory arrests, the criminalization of lawful activities, warmongering, indefinite detentions, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, etc. Continue reading

The Radical Jesus: How would the baby in a manger fare in the American police state?

Jesus was good. He was caring. He had powerful, profound things to say—things that would change how we view people, alter government policies and change the world. He went around helping the poor. And when confronted by those in authority, he did not shy away from speaking truth to power. Continue reading

How to beat the post-election blues and recapture the true spirit of Christmas

I keep waiting to encounter the “kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant” Christmastime environment that Charles Dickens describes in A Christmas Carol: “when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” Continue reading

Power to the people: John Lennon’s legacy lives on

Militant nonviolent resistance works. Continue reading

When it comes to fake news, the U.S. government is the biggest culprit

Let’s talk about fake news stories, shall we? Continue reading

The tyranny at Standing Rock: The government’s divide-and-conquer strategy is working

Divide and conquer. Continue reading

Stay alert, America: The worst is yet to come

Stay alert, America. Continue reading

‘We the people’ against tyranny: Seven principles for free government

As history teaches us, if the people have little or no knowledge of the basics of government and their rights, those who wield governmental power inevitably wield it excessively. After all, a citizenry can only hold its government accountable if it knows when the government oversteps its bounds. Continue reading

Not guilty: The power of nullification to counteract government tyranny

How do you balance the scales of justice at a time when Americans are being Tasered, tear-gassed, pepper-sprayed, hit with batons, shot with rubber bullets and real bullets, blasted with sound cannons, detained in cages and kennels, sicced by police dogs, arrested and jailed for challenging the government’s excesses, abuses and power-grabs? Continue reading

The path to total dictatorship: America’s shadow government and its silent coup

Unaffected by elections. Unaltered by populist movements. Beyond the reach of the law. Continue reading

American psycho: Sex, lies and politics add up to a terrifying election season

When it comes to sexual predators, there should be no political bright line test to determine who gets a free pass and who goes to jail based on which candidate is better suited for office. Continue reading

The imperial president’s toolbox of terror: A dictatorship waiting to happen

Presidents don’t give up power. Continue reading

All the ways you can comply and still die during an encounter with police

How do you protect yourself from flying fists, choking hands, disabling electrified darts and killing bullets? Continue reading