Their solution to this troublesome news?
“More surveillance, more propaganda (‘strategic manipulation of perceptions’) and more military expansionism.”
The document above makes for eye-opening reading, taking us into the heart of the US military/industrial /financial/”terror” complex. This report, according to our colleagues at Insurge Intelligence, “was published in June by the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute to evaluate the DoD’s approach to risk assessment at all levels of Pentagon policy planning. The study was supported and sponsored by the U.S. Army’s Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate; the Joint Staff, J5 (Strategy and Policy Branch); the Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development; and the Army Study Program Management Office.”
We urge our readers to take a few minutes and bring themselves up to speed on our US imperial situation.
Our solution to the impending collapse of the US Empire’s here in the emerging 2nd Vermont Republic?
Here’s a taste:
Secure civil liberties.
Small towns, small farms, and small businesses.
“Human Scale” – community life lived in face-to-face contact with neighbors.
Awe-inspiring yet inhabitable landscapes – mountains and meadows, streams and forests, lakes and rivers – collectively managed as “commons” with enough room for all creatures.
Decentralized renewable energy networks powered by water, wind and sunlight.
Affordable public financing for Vermont’repreneurs, enterprising farmers, and aspiring students.
Healthy locally grown food.
Child-centered public education.
A well-trained and well-armed citizenry, providing for “homestead security” and the common defense.
Basic health care for all.
Democratic debate, decentralized decision-making, and government transparency embedded in our “town meeting” tradition, with every Vermont citizen a legislator.
“Live and let live tolerance” for all citizens of good will, regardless of race, religion, caste, or color.
A local food revolution – featuring some of the world’s tastiest cheese, ice cream, maple syrup, organic vegetables, grass-fed meats, and craft beers.
Imagine a 2nd Vermont Republic (2VR), right here in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
To create our 2VR, we have only one viable option.
Vermonters must peaceably secede from the United States of Empire.
The 2017 Vermonter poll, conducted by the University of Vermont’s Center for Rural Studies, indicates that more than 20% of Vermonters now believe that the time has come to consider the creation of a 2nd Vermont Republic.
Let’s look at what nonviolent secession and the creation of a 2VR mean.
Free Vermont, and long live the UNtied States!