The Obama administration ran a similar gambit a few months back when it started releasing thousands of felony criminals from U.S. prisons, claiming it was forced to do so because of sequestration budget cuts.
Today, the Obama administration has barricaded World War II memorials, shut down access to private businesses, closed parts of the OCEAN, closed tourist viewing areas of famous landmarks and gone out of its way to attempt to inflict suffering and inconvenience upon the People of America. It has punitively blocked access to a private hotel and even kicked people off private lands as part of the government's shutdown theater.
Preventing tourists from enjoying national monuments
American Thinker magazine reports that, "Feds [are] placing cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the monument - and then lying about the reason. That's right. The National Park Service is trying to prevent people from even seeing Mount Rushmore."
As the Washington Times reports:
The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots are jointly owned with the Mount Vernon ladies.
Just yesterday, the government was caught in a total hoax of faking a shutdown of the Amber Alert website. The whole thing, much like everything else in the Obama administration, was utterly contrived.
The entire USDA website is now following the same hoax pattern, feigning death even though bandwidth providers never cut off service. This is yet another contrived example of "shutdown theater."
What the Obama administration wants to keep open, of course, stays open. For example, an immigration rally has just been approved to take place on the "closed" national mall. What's clear from this is that Obama's cohorts will magically open federal lands for their own favored projects while selectively closing federal property for projects desired by the People.
I call it "crony shutdown-ism."
Obama holds America hostage to his outrageous demands
Everything you are witnessing here isn't a "government shutdown," folks. This is Obama holding a gun to the head of the American people, keeping the nation hostage until Obama gets 100% of what he wants: unlimited debt spending, a socialist sick-care system called "Obamacare," and a blank check from Congress to bury our nation in even more debt from which we can never escape.
What's next, are they going to shut down all the interstates? Block deliveries of gasoline? Halt food supplies to local grocery stores? At what point does this "shutdown theater" equate to acts of state-sponsored terrorism against the American people?
The message from Obama is clear:
Give me all your money or I'll make life miserable for everyone.
This is the tactic of a mafia organization, not a legitimate government.
Obama administration utterly abandons its duty to the People
That our own government would turn to such tactics is absolutely disgusting.
In order to force Obamacare down the throats of everyone, Obama would dishonor our war veterans, intentionally interfere with tourists, fake a government website shutdown, and even order park rangers to make life as miserable as possible for visitors.
This administration has no sense of integrity, nobility or serving the interests of the American people. Like any mafia group, the Obama administration exists solely to serve its own interests and increase its power at any cost, regardless of the cost to society.
Can you imagine the outcry from the mainstream media of George W. Bush had selectively closed a World War II veterans memorial? He would have been accused of dishonoring America's greatest generation. But somehow when Obama does it, the media applauds. That'll show 'em! Shut it down, 'Bama!
In this theater of the absurd, you are now watching the final act play out
This staged government shutdown isn't the only theater taking place in Washington today.
I'm hearing more and more rumblings about the looming global financial implosion, and the Fed is furiously trying to print money as fast as it can in order to create the theatrical illusion that the economy is fundamentally sound.
The Obamacare delusion is pure theater as well. Virtually the entire national IT infrastructure for the system is non-functional. Online exchange signups are hitting a 99% failure rate.
The person that Obama rolled out as a "successful" enrollee turned out to be a total fraud.
No one in the media can seem to locate any large number of people who have actually signed up.
The White House is now refusing to answer questions asking how many people have actually enrolled (probably because they can't find anyone who actually has).
The entire system is a hoax.
Underneath the Obama mesmerism and cult followers, there's almost no one who is actually enrolled in Obamacare after millions of people already tried!
It's also an IT nightmare. Now in its second week, the Obamacare online exchange system and Healthcare.gov is admittedly suffering from "design flaws" and critical errors. These are far more than mere glitches; this is a wholesale faulty design from the start.
This ship ain't gonna sail, folks, and the whole project is going to have to go back to the drawing board to be re-designed from scratch.
As the Wall Street Journal reports:
Information technology experts who examined the healthcare.gov website at the request of The Wall Street Journal said the site appeared to be built on a sloppy software foundation. Such a hastily constructed website may not have been able to withstand the online demand last week, they said.
Americans are fed up
In many ways, you are now watching the final act of government theater.
It's not over 'til the "fat lady sings," as they say, but she's most definitely warming up and preparing to belt out her final operatic performance.
Millions of Americans are completely fed up with the shenanigans of bad government.
They've had it.
Coming up in a few days, thousands of truckers are about to converge on the highways in D.C. and shut the roadways down.
Conservative talk show host Mark Levin is now warning that Obama is running what is essentially a "coup" to overthrow the Constitution and remove Congress from all future spending decisions.
This effectively turns the office of the President into a dictatorship. Congress will become nothing more than a useless vestige of the old republic.
Even other nations are starting to worry about the impending collapse of the U.S. government and its debt. China issued a stern warning today, urging America to "ensure the safety of the Chinese investments" by making sure the U.S. doesn't go into default. China, you see, holds hundreds of billions of dollars in U.S. debt. And it doesn't want America to go belly up anytime soon (although China surely knows it's headed that way sooner or later).
Obama's position is that the U.S. should be indebted even more to China, Japan and the rest of the world. That's why he's demanding the debt ceiling be raised. The problem with socialism, of course, is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money. But there's a lot of damage that can be done until that day of reckoning arrives, so Obama and his cohorts are going to suck the finances out of the entire global economy to fund their socialist programs such as Obamacare, Obama phones, the fast-expanding government food stamp program, and any other popular giveaways they can dream up.
Remember: This is all being done to enforce a rip-off, monopolistic health care nightmare -- the Affordable Care Act -- that's so unpopular, Obama has to hold the entire nation ransom in order to try to shove this monster down people's throats.
The end of government credibility
What you are really watching here, folks, is much more than merely the last act of government theater:
You are watching the end of government credibility in the minds of the American people.
The idea that government functions as an institution "for the People, by the People and of the People" is now a cruel joke.
Obama has turned government into a weapon to be used against the People in order to force their compliance with a blatantly unconstitutional, unethical, unworkable law that is the cornerstone of Obama's disastrous legacy.
Your government is now your mafia.
Your doctor is your dealer.
Your health plan is a shakedown.
The playbook of Obama lackeys is a tome of dirty tricks. Remember, this is the administration that literally smuggled illegal guns into Mexico in order to cause an explosion of gun violence that could be blamed on gun owners.
This is an administration that now shoots dead a young black mental patient who makes a wrong turn at Capitol Hill with her car.
This is an administration that believes it has the legal right to force you to buy anything it wants you to buy, including rip-off health insurance policies, because it now claims ALL authority over ALL commerce, including what you decide to do with your own discretionary income (if you have any left after paying taxes, anyway).
This is an administration that selectively targeted "patriot" non-profit groups for harsh IRS audits. This is an administration that promised to label GMOs then betrayed the American people by secretly negotiating an international treaty that would outlaw GMO labeling globally. This is no longer a representative government at all: it is a tyranny of force and firepower.
Obama is not the President; he is the head of an occupying criminal mafia.
100% chance the government will confiscate your private wealth as it collapses
It is now clear to me that as this government goes into its slow-motion collapse, it's going to wreak total economic havoc on the entire nation and destroy as much as possible as it falls.
I am making a public prediction right here -- with 100% confidence -- that this government will, without any hesitation, seize private bank accounts and pension funds in order to avoid going into default itself. This will of course be described by the thieving government as a way to "protect" your private funds and back them up with the "full faith and credit of the United States government."
But what faith and credit are they talking about?
Faith has been destroyed. "Credit" has already gone far beyond the point of no return.
This government is never paying back its creditors.
The plan at this point is to simply ride out the explosion of the money supply for as long as possible, and then declare Martial Law when the whole thing collapses and the masses lose everything.
Obamacare itself is not even the real problem in all this. Obamacare is merely the symptom of a disease called "government greed and corruption."
Like anybody else, people in government desire unlimited power, and they are willing to do absolutely anything to get it, including holding a gun to the head of the American people and making ransom demands that must be met if we all want government services turned back "on."
It's all just "shutdown theater." It's the Cirque du Soleil of Big Government, except that in this circus, all the acrobats are over-medicated diabetics, and therefore the entire show is pulled off with high wires, smoke and mirrors instead of actual acrobatic talent.
That's the Obama way. Pure theater. 100% illusion and rhetoric. And you have a front row seat to watch all the B.S. unfold right before your very eyes... how fortunate!
Posted by Mike Adams .. Natural News ... a good guy