Council’s Third Attempt To Close Knowle’s Jubilee Pool – Bristol street preacher Shaun O’Sullivan to be tried for racism and harassment – James Perloff’s ‘Covid-19 and the Agendas to Come, Red-Pilled’ out in paperback – Julian Assange’s father on his Life Being Hacked By US/Spanish Criminals Kangaroo Court trial William Cooper Predicted ‘Bin Laden’ 9/11 Attack on USA Ten Weeks Before It Happened – ‘Satanic’ Messiah’s Middle East War – NOT The BCfm Politics Show – presented by Tony Gosling

Friday 11th September 2020

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BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling with Irish Republican Labour activist Martin Summers continues online after being ‘rested due to the pandemic’ on 24 March 2020 by BCfm charity ‘CEO’ Pat Hart. The Internet only BCfm Politics Show is now available 17:00-19:00 live on Fridays. Pat Hart replaced us with a show called The Bristol Agenda. If you’d like to request our reinstatement you can contact the BCfm chiefs here.

We have been ready to go live on BCfm’s FM server remotely, awaiting the go-ahead from the managing editor since 16th March. Initially we were told ‘In the light of government and Ofcom guidance’ his team decided ‘not to broadcast discussion or political shows’ that ‘might put the FM licence at risk’, because they ‘don’t want the burden of dealing with potential Ofcom complaints’. Now we’ve been told a wider ‘reorganisation’ is underway and this show may be allowed to return to FM in November 2020.

February 2019 Ofcom complaint result: UKLFI exposed as creation of Israeli foreign ministryBristol Post article: BCfm cleared after being reported to Ofcom for anti-semitic conspiracy theories

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First hour News Review: with leader of the Lib Dem group on Bristol City Council Gary Hopkins

Consultation on Jubilee swimming pool extended by Bristol City Council around possible closureA swimming pool in Bristol at risk of closure for the third time in eight years has had a temporary reprieve. The public consultation on Jubilee Pool in Knowle has been extended after more than 4,000 people signed a petition calling for it to be saved. According to Bristol City Council, the Victorian-era pool is facing mounting maintenance costs of at least £260,000 – something they say they cannot afford. Following protests – including the petition which amassed more than 2,000 signatures in one day – councillors voted to extend the public consultation by another month. That means residents now have until November to express their views regarding the pool’s future. Councilor Tim Rippington said: “Jubilee Pool is a much loved community facility for people in Knowle and across south Bristol, including in Brislington, where I live. “It is welcome news that the consultation into the future of the pool now looks set to be extended.” 

Margaret Thatcher, and Victor Rothschild, the man in the shadows – RT – Eyebrows have been raised around the world to see Brits in their thousands dancing through the night in spontaneous street parties following the death of 1980s Prime Minister ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher. As the nickname suggests, she had a fearsome reputation round the world for hitting hard for Britain, but at home it was a different story. In the industrial North most knew several families who lost their livelihood on her watch. Londoners saw ominous shifting sands, homeless youngsters begging on the streets whom her regime had turned it’s back on. The taboo not a single commentator has broached though is the shadowy ‘advisory’ role played throughout her premiership by European banking fraternity’s Labour peer Lord Victor Rothschild. He was revealed in the book the Thatcher government tried to suppress, Peter Wright’s Spycatcher, to be behind London’s top secret service appointments. In 1986 Rothschild penned ‘Paying for Local Government’ the policy paper that led to the notorious Poll Tax that fell hardest on the poorest, and which brought Britons onto the streets of London in their hundreds of thousands in 1990, riots echoing London’s Poll Tax revolt of 1381. And according to the then BBC Chairman Marmaduke Hussey, Lord Victor also initiated the sacking in 1987 of the last independent-minded Director General of the BBC, a castration from which the corporation never quite recovered. One word captures the essence of the Thatcher legacy; ‘privatisation’. As an exasperated former Tory Prime Minster Harold Macmillan put it “she’s selling off the family silver!”. And so tens of mind-boggling billions of pounds of silver were auctioned off to the highest bidders, mostly to Rothschild’s kith and kin. From shipyards and public housing to telephones, steel, oil, gas and water, anyone in the world was free to own the infrastructure and manufacturing heart of Britain that was once collectively ‘ours’. Was this to pay the USA Lend-Lease second world war debts? To repay Britain’s humiliating 1976 IMF loan? Or simply to fill the hole left in the national accounts after Thatcher dropped income tax on Britain’s richest by more than half from 83% to 40%? Or was it just daylight robbery? When she refused to join the EMU, the forerunner to the vice-like Euro, she was promptly knifed in the back by those who sing her praises today. Since Thatcher, City institutions have bought up much of our politics and mass media, leaving a post-industrial wasteland ‘museum’ of a nation where the Joseph Rowntree Foundation recently estimated six-and-a-half million British adults are being cruelly blamed, punished and made destitute for ‘not wanting’ full-time jobs, that don’t exist. Today the cracks that Margaret and Victor’s turbo-charged crowbar opened up have become a chasm which is reawakening this nation’s anger at injustice. The £10 million of taxpayers money being spent on Lady Thatcher’s state funeral, by the millionaires for the millionaires, is rubbing salt in the wounds. Hundreds of thousands of Britons who know right from wrong will turn away and raise a solemn glass to the damnation of Margaret Thatcher and her ‘rehabilitation of greed’ this week, demanding better. The sleeping giant of the British public is rousing from its slumber. As millionaire Prime Minister David Cameron reads the Christian eulogy at Lady Thatcher’s lavish funeral, those of Britain’s ruling class who still have something resembling a conscience will do well to heed them. Britain’s first woman Prime Minister – the Margaret Thatcher timeline 1925 October 13 – Margaret Thatcher is born in the market town of Grantham, Lincolnshire 1947 – Thatcher graduates from Oxford with a Chemistry degree 1954 June 1 – Qualifies as a lawyer 1970 – Enters the Cabinet as Education Secretary 1975 February 11 – Elected Conservative Party leader, beating Edward Heath. 1975-9 – Leader of the Opposition 1979 May 4 – The Conservative Party wins the general election, Thatcher succeeds James Callaghan as PM 1979 December 13 – Abolition of Exchange Controls 1980 – Buses deregulated and bus routes privatised 1980 – British Aerospace partly privatised 1980 – April – Local Government stopped from building council homes and tenants given the right to buy 1981 – March Prisoners at Northern Ireland’s Maze Prison go on hunger strike to regain status as political prisoners 1981 – April-July Urban rioting in Brixton in London, Toxteth in Liverpool and St. Pauls in Bristol. 1982 – January Unemployment tops 3 million 1982 – April-June Falklands War 1983 – Associated British Ports (ABP) privatised 1983 – British Shipbuilding privatised 1983 June 9 – Second term as PM begins; the Conservatives secure a landslide election victory 1984-5 – Miners strike, amid the closure and privatisation of coal mines 1984 – British Leyland car manufacturers privatised 1984 October 12 – Narrowly escapes death after the IRA bombs the Conservative party conference in Brighton, killing 5 1984 November – British Telecom (BT) the old Post Office Telecommunications is privatised 1985 – Attempted suppression of former MI5 officer Peter Wright’s autobiography ‘Spycatcher’ which is then published in Australia & Scotland. 1985 June 1 – Battle Of The Beanfield, Britain’s traveller peace convoy destroyed near Stonehenge, Wiltshire by violent police action as recorded in the ‘Operation Solstice’ documentary 1986 – January Wapping dispute as Rupert Murdoch embraces electronic publishing and breaks the power of print unions, depicted in the documentary ‘Despite The Sun’ 1986 – British Airports Authority (BAA) privatised 1986 – March Abolition of Ken Livingstone’s opposition Labour controlled Greater London Council or GLC 1986 October 27 – Big Bang deregulation of the City of London financial sector which many believe contributed to the 2008 financial crisis 1986 December – British Gas privatised 1987 January – After several TV and radio programmes critical of the Thatcher government Victor Rothschild & Marmaduke Hussey sack BBC Director General Alasdair Milne 1987 February – British Airways privatised 1987 – Majority share in British Petroleum (BP) privatised 1987 – Rolls Royce aero engines privatised 1987 June 11 – Wins third term as Prime Minister 1988 – British Steel privatised 1989 – British Aerospace fully privatised 1989 – Water Boards privatised 1990 – The Electricity Act began the complex privatisation of electricity (except nuclear) 1990 March 31 – Poll tax riots culminate in a 200,000 strong march on central London, as portrayed in The Battle Of Trafalgar documentary 1990 October 30 – Thatcher No!, No!, No! speech in Commons makes it clear she is set against European Monetary and Political Union 1990 November 13 – Geoffrey Howe resigns in protest at Thatcher’s refusal to agree a timetable for European Monetary Union 1990 November 14 – Former cabinet minister Michael Heseltine challenges Margaret Thatcher for the party leadership 1990 November 28 – Thatcher resigns, despite having won the first ballot. She is succeeded by John Major 1992 – Thatcher leaves the House of Commons, joins the Lords as Baroness Thatcher 1994 – Praises Tony Blair and New Labour as her proudest achievement 2013 April 8 – Lady Thatcher dies in The Ritz hotel owned by Daily Telegraph proprietors the Barclay twins

Bristol street preacher Shaun O’Sullivan to be tried for ‘racism’ and ‘harassment’ in Swindon next yearFill very heavy part of being in a war wake up people of God it’s a kingdom battle fight or be held prisoner waiting death row hell is waiting or heaven it’s shocking how liltle people stand with you when you obey the God they claim to love If there is no.fruit or walking like Jesus or abiding no praising but swearing no fellowship with God but fellowship with games tv and carnal things then what part of you is christlike my message on Monday.. Bear fruit deny self pick up your cross God will spit you out lukewarm backslider come back before it’s to late The face I make when people tell a father of two preemies that abortion isn’t murder. Too straightforward? Well, my heart is exploding with joy at the thought … Jesus is Lord, preaching with brother Shaun all the way through the bus journey How can we preach if we don’t even walk with God deny self not half and half Prayer works good to see my wife fighting the good fight togather we are strong are ministry that God has entrusted us with is bearing fruit new people coming house church and deliverance and a man healed a baptism and encouraging Christian to go on the streets and people open to the gospel one in one thank you Jesus My wife and I we will do a teaching on modest togather upcoming video coming in next few days ..hint Christian women and men don’t walk around showing off things they show Jesus from there heart that leads to outward ..Jesus said them that do the will of the father. Who is are family the people who serve and obey Christ Jesus An Ethiopian Christian leader says it’s time to launch an international inquiry after hundreds of Christians were murdered – including pregnant women, children, and whole families – by Muslim extremists in parts of the Oromia regional state since the end of June. If you would like to donate to this ministry, we travel and preach city to city. We also take care of the homeless. We do not use money for personal living, … Baptized sim and seen a man healed and now seeing fruit in my life and encouraging people to preach be a move of God I think that many ‘So Called’ Christian women today dress far too provocatively. Going to Church looking ready for anything, flesh speaking and not holiness. Jezebel spirit behind some of it, the spirit of lust etc. Things are never going to be “normal” again, you are never going to be “safe” and “freedom” is a fantasy even more so than ever before, things WILL get worse,… Pray for England, they are shutting down churches again: Daren Baker Churches aren’t allowed but football games are? Please share my new u tube channelLike and subscribe and comment share awaken the streets more update to date videos coming soon teaching and street preaching stay blessed Try telling this a person who grew up in a Christian household and said a pray and believe in Jesus but don’t preach or obey Jesus they think salvation is a prayer pray for them

James Perloff new book: Red Pilling Covid -19 And The Agenda To Come Benjamin Franklin said, Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Thanks to the Controlavirus, martial law has overtaken the planet, curtailing freedom, virtually empowering governments to the point of totalitarianism. Here in America, planks in the Bill of Rights are being shredded. While these prohibitions on rights may not be permanent, they nevertheless represent an unprecedented flirtation with dictatorship. Freedom of worship: Religious services are forbidden. Gatherings for worship, corporate prayer and religious studies have been curtailed, except for online substitutes such as livestreams and Zoom meetings. This appears to be the first time that Easter services have been globally cancelled since Constantine legalized Christianity in the fourth century AD. On April 10, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced plans to record the license plate numbers of Easter churchgoers and force them into self-quarantine for 14 Days. Fortunately, a judge overturned the edict. Less fortunate was Greenville, Mississippi, where police cars descended on King James Bible Baptist Church for scheduling a drive-up church service. See the video by Pastor Charles E. Hamilton, Jr. The right to peaceably assemble: A number of states have restricted gatherings to ten persons, and have stay at home requirements or advisories in effect for non-essential travel. In a worst-case scenario, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer issued orders forbidding anyone from even visiting a friend or family member unless they were a caregiver. Whitmer began taking a softer tone after a massive citizen protest erupted on April 15th.  The right to a speedy and public trial, and trial by jury is encoded in the Bill of Rights. Jury trials across the nation have been cancelled or postponed again, the suspensions are temporary, but how close are we to acclimating people to eliminating them altogether?Here are examples of egregious rights violations across the nation: A Colorado man was arrested and handcuffed in front of his six-year-old daughter for playing softball with her, which allegedly violated antisocial distancing requirements. Noteworthily, the police themselves were not wearing masks and violated social distancing in making the arrest. Residents of Cameron County, Texas, can face a $1,000 fine for not wearing some form of covering over their nose and mouth.  In Sedgwick County, Kansas, emulating the old Soviet Union, citizens are encouraged to use online forms to snitch on neighbors who may be violating stay-at-home mandates or operating non-essential businesses. Indiana’s Howard County has ordered businesses to stop selling non-essential goods, including books. So book-burning is now part of the medical martial law paradigm. On May 5, Shelley Luther was ordered to be jailed for seven days and fined $7,000 for reopening her Dallas hair salon in in defiance of lockdown restrictions. She was released from jail after the case received nationwide attention.  On May 13, in a scene becoming all too typical, police threw a New York mom onto a subway station floor, and handcuffed her in front of her child, not because she wasn’t wearing a mask, but because she wasn’t wearing it properly.  Google is reporting peoples movements to the government to track whether social distancing and limits on social gatherings are obeyed. Meanwhile, the White House has held a teleconference with execs from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to help battle coronavirus, including discussion about how to stop the spread of coronavirus conspiracy theories. Overseas, the situation is often worse. In Singapore, sitting or standing too near another person is punishable by prison terms of up to 6 months and fines of up to $7,000.  In Tunisia, remotely controlled ‘robocops’ enforce lockdown rules and demand to see people’s travel permits. In Greece, Orthodox Bishop Seraphim Stergiulis was arrested for keeping his church open for worship. In Britain, police have set up online forms so people can snitch on neighbors who violate lockdown orders. Paris has banned outdoor exercise during daytime hours. The Danish Parliament has passed a draconian law authorizing the government to test, quarantine and vaccinate citizens without their consent. On May 9, an Australian mother who was peacefully protesting the lockdown’s violation of civil liberties, was arrested and her young son torn away from her.

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Full interview with (Bristol street preacher) Shaun O’Sullivan

Second hour International News Followed By Investigative reports:

Julian Assange’s father John Shipton on his son’s global trial at London’s Old Bailey –  Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing is ‘abuse trial’, says fatherJulian Assange’s father John Shipton has described his son’s US extradition hearing as an “abuse trial”, adding his case is “very significant” for both the UK and the free press around the world. – John Shipton has been at the forefront of defending his son, Julian Assange, from political persecution, false charges, harassment and slander by political figures, the corporate media and the US government. He shares with his thoughts and feelings about the struggle to bring his son home. Denis Rogatyuk: The struggle to bring Julian home has been a monumental challenge since his unjust conviction, but it has certainly become much more difficult since his expulsion from the Ecuadorian Embassy in March 2019. What are the main actions you and the campaign have undertaken since then? John Shipton: Julian is a historical artefact. Never has a journalist, editor or publication faced an onslaught of this intensity. He was hit by the United Kingdom, Sweden, the United States and Australia, with all the forces they could muster. They violated every human rights law and due process by trying to send Julian to the United States and destroying him [as a human being]. We have witnessed the gradual killing of Julian through psychological torture, relentless disruption of proceedings, and due process right before our eyes. This is what we are fighting against…

Belarusian President Lukashenko says IMF offered nearly $1 billion USD bribe to impose Covid-19 lockdown –  Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said last month via Belarusian Telegraph Agency, BelTA., that World Bank and IMF offered him a bribe of $940 million USD in the form of “Covid Relief Aid.” In exchange for $940 million USD, the World Bank and IMF demanded that the President of Belarus: – imposed “extreme lockdown on his people” – force them to wear face masks – impose very strict curfews – impose a police state – crash the economy Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko refused the offer and stated that he could not accept such an offer and would put his people above the needs of the IMF and World Bank. This fact can be verified using most search engines. Now IMF and World Bank are bailing out failing airlines with billions of dollars, and in exchange, they are forcing airline CEOs to implement very strict policies such as forced face mask covers on everyone, including small children, whose health will suffer as a result of these policies. And if it is true for Belarus, then it is true for the rest of the world. The IMF and World Bank want to crash every major economy with the intent of buying over every nation’s infrastructure at cents on the dollar

Bill Cooper predicted the 9/11 Attacks TEN WEEKS BEFORE they happened – then was killed by the FBI SIX WEEKS LATER we repeat eight minutes of that broadcast  Bill Cooper Was Murdered After Predicting 9/11 And Naming Osama bin Laden As ‘Scapegoat’Bill Cooper, one of the top world’s conspiracy researchers, predicted the 9/11 attacks nearly 3 months before they occurred, warning Americans that Osama bin Laden would be used as a “scapegoat” to justify the invasion of Afghanistan. Milton William “Bill” Cooper was best known for his 1991 book ‘Behold a Pale Horse‘. He made it his life’s mission to expose the Illuminati and satanic forces behind world events. reports: On his June 28th, 2001 broadcast, he went on to predict 9/11, adding that the U.S. Government would attempt to use Osama bin Laden as a scapegoat: “I’m telling you be prepared for a major attack! But it won’t be Osama bin Laden. It will be those behind the New World Order… Whatever is going to happen that they are going to blame on Osama bin Laden, DON’T YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT!” Less than 11 weeks later, his predictions would turn out to be fatally true. With a critical eye, Cooper examined the tense situation and connected the bits of information from his sources. This allowed him to deconstruct the lies fed to the general public and construct his theory. Naturally, he was a thorn in the authorities’ spine. In July of 1998, Cooper was charged with tax evasion. A warrant for his arrest was issued but never executed. As a consequence, he was considered one of America’s major fugitives and became a prime target of the U.S. Marshals Service in the year 2000. Cooper candidly spoke about his situation and became convinced he was being actively targeted by President Clinton’s administration and the IRS. After the tragic events of September 11 unfolded, Cooper’s radio show attempted to expose the the massive conspiracy that led to the attacks. He pointed his finger at the Federal Government, accusing the authorities of planning the terrorist move and duping America’s citizens and the rest of the world into believing a fabricated story. This allowed them to sway public opinion in their favor and execute their plan. In his final broadcast, on November 5, 2011, Bill Cooper talked about planning to write a book detailing his tour of duty in Vietnam. He said he was dedicating it to everyone who had served during the war. Later that evening, while he was in his home in Eagar, Arizona, the Apache County Sheriff’s Department paid him a visit. He had been accused of brandishing a gun around and the police officers had a warrant for his arrest. However, the officers pulled up in unmarked vehicles, without wearing uniforms, and used trickery to draw him out. Sources claim the officers positioned themselves in a cul-de-sac often frequented by teenagers who would party and leave trash behind. The officers began making a lot of noise and Cooper came out to confront them, believing they were nothing more than drunken juveniles. The officers would not identify themselves so Cooper threatened to call the police. As he was heading back inside, shots were fired. The outcome saw a police officer being killed, but so was Cooper. Nobody knows who fired the first shot and it is unclear whether Bill Cooper carried a gun at the time of his death. The mystery surrounding Cooper’s death has led many into believing it was not accidental, but rather a carefully planned and executed plot to remove an “undesirable element.”

The most common conception of history is one that begins in Greece, the “cradle of Western civilization”, then progresses through Rome, and finally Europe and America. However, this merely represents a strictly Western version of history, and one that is often confused with the history of the World. Fortunately though, recent scholarship has begun to elucidate the extent of the indebtedness of Western history to other civilizations, rendering our notion of “Western” civilization obsolete. Rather, a more accurate assessment of the past will reveal a neglected account, the hidden history of Western civilization, which began in Mesopotamia, in the sixth century BC, with the birth of a tradition centered around the myth of a dying god. The development of this tradition led to the emergence of philosophy among the Greeks, then influenced the formation of Christianity, and was appropriated and elaborated upon by the Arabs during the Middle Ages. Ultimately, being introduced to Europe during the Crusades, it eventually spawned the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. – The result is a fascinating version of history, which reveals a completely different pattern and significance than has otherwise been taught by mainstream historians. In fact, McNeill’s “history” is propaganda, associated with a project from the University of Chicago, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, which is known as the “Western Civilizations Course.” It represents a eurocentric version of history inspired by the philosphy of Hegel. Interestingly, the one proof of Hegel’s affiliation with the Illuminati was his mention of the Owl of Minerva, the society’s symbol, which is also the logo of the Liberal Arts College. Rather, the so-called history of “Western Civilization” as it is taught is inspired by the Kabbalah, which teaches history as an unfolding divine plan, where God is man who comes to know himself. Supposedly, man’s intellectual development begins in Greece, with the emergence of philosophy, supposedly the first rejection of God, and the first attempt at the independent use of “reason.” In reality, Greek philosphy represented the first important development of the Kabbalistic tradition, which forms the bedrock of the Western occult tradition, which shaped most of the key events of Western history, from the Crusades, to the Renaissance and finally the Enlightenment, which shaped our modern era…


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Beginning his working life in the aviation industry and trained by the BBC, Tony Gosling is a British land rights activist, historian & investigative radio journalist. Over the last 20 years he has been exposing the secret power of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and élite Bilderberg Conferences where the dark forces of corporations, media, banks and royalty conspire to accumulate wealth and power through extortion and war. Tony has spent much of his life too advocating solutions which heal the wealth divide, such as free housing for all and a press which reflects the concerns of ordinary people rather than attempting to lead opinion, sensationalise or dumb-down. Tony tweets at @TonyGosling. Tune in to his Friday politics show at BCfm here

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  1. Anon 101 says:

    28 May10 – Royal Navy microwave warfare expert on danger of mobile phones

    Ex Royal Navy microwave warfare engineer Barrie Trower & elecrical engineer Steve Sa’tan

  2. Dahszil Dahszil says:

    preface : There is much to be disliked about the founding of the United States, and its closed book-like a holy book US Constitution(Thomas Jefferson said in so many words the US constitution should be rewritten by every generation ) is far from perfect . One of key lines in the following excerpt from a speech by 6th president of the US John Quincy Adams warning against search For Monster’s to be Destroyed is ” She [USA] might become the dictatress of the world ” … (and of course there are sophist and specious things in this speech)

    John Quincy Adams’s

    Warning Against the Search for “Monsters to Destroy,” 1821

    And now, friends and countrymen, if the wise and learned philosophers of the elder world, the first observers of nutation and aberration, the discoverers of maddening ether and invisible planets, the inventors of Congreve rockets and Shrapnel shells, should find their hearts disposed to enquire what has America done for the benefit of mankind? Let our answer be this: America, with the same voice which spoke herself into existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the inextinguishable rights of human nature, and the only lawful foundations of government. America, in the assembly of nations, since her admission among them, has invariably, though often fruitlessly, held forth to them the hand of honest friendship, of equal freedom, of generous reciprocity. She has uniformly spoken among them, though often to heedless and often to disdainful ears, the language of equal liberty, of equal justice, and of equal rights. She has, in the lapse of nearly half a century, without a single exception, respected the independence of other nations while asserting and maintaining her own. She has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when conflict has been for principles to which she clings, as to the last vital drop that visits the heart. She has seen that probably for centuries to come, all the contests of that Aceldama the European world, will be contests of inveterate power, and emerging right. Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. She will commend the general cause by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example. She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force….She might become the dictatress of the world. She would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit….

    [America’s] glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is, Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her Declaration: this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice.


  3. Dahszil Dahszil says:

    Correction to my previous comment : Apologies for not copying source link . Here it is

    John Quincy Adams’s

    Warning Against the Search for “Monsters to Destroy,” 1821

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