The US Is Fast Becoming a Third World Police State

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by Jeff Berwick: Your
Country Is Dying… and It Wants To Take You With It



As a P.T. (often
referred to as perpetual traveller, permanent tourist or prior taxpayer),
I have travelled to nearly 100 countries.  During those travels
there has always been one defining moment, upon entry into a country,
which shows that the country is what is generally thought of as
a “third world country”.

It is the moment
when, upon arrival, you are charged a fee to enter the country.
 The reason generally being that the government of the country
has so destroyed the economy and/or they have so little understanding
of what creates wealth that they think that the way to make their
country prosperous is to charge a fee upon entry rather than allowing
people to enter freely and transact, trade and spend their money
in the economy.  Either that or the government is so desperate
for money that it uses this as a significant source of revenue.

They have this
in Cambodia, Indonesia, Bolivia and numerous other similar countries.
 And now, they have it in the US.

The US has
long-used “visa application fees” to bilk money from people in countries
like Thailand as a way to raise money but now the US has announced
that they are going to charge a $5.50
fee to Canadians upon entering the US

The fee is
ludicrous and counterproductive for many reasons.  Not least
of which is making it five dollars and fifty cents, ensuring that
payment of the transaction will take twice as long as normal to
make the extra change.  Canadians who are one of the only large
groups of people still bringing some economic activity into the
US will both be turned off by having to pay to enter the US but
also by the extra long lines to enter as they make change for this

Not to mention
the hilarity of calling it an “inspection fee”.  Does this
mean that if we would not like to be inspected then we don’t have
to pay?


have recently gone up in Flint,
and TSA
VIPR (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) teams have spread
our across Tennessee
to stop drivers and “check their documents”.

As well, at
the recent Libertopia conference I attended in San Diego I met three
young freedom-lovers who told me that on their drive from Phoenix
to San Diego they encountered three different checkpoints.


I have just
returned from the US and, as usual, I had to make it through a plethora
of government people to get out.

Luckily, I
didn’t try to leave via one of the airports, like Boston
Logan where the TSA has begun to conduct “chat-downs”
TSA goons will slime their way through crowds in the airport and
chat with you!  Should you refuse to chat with them you will
be taken away for extra-screening!

However, I
did go for my standard TSA patdown and, as is becoming more and
more common, when you walk down the gangplank to the airplane there
are a number of other government people hiding around the corner
who stop you and ask if you are taking more than $10,000 with you.
 I snapped a photo of them on my way down.

As I walked
down the runway, one of the men with guns told me, “go to the third
man down, he can take care of you there.”  Oh, is that what
they are doing, taking care of us?  It doesn’t feel that way.


Things in the
US just get more and more bizarre.

As though all
the government harassing isn’t enough, as I was about to leave the
San Diego airport I spotted this “H1N1 vaccination station”.

H1N1 (remember
the Swine Flu hoax?) has been shown to be nearly harmless yet still
to this day, in the USA, there are places offering to give you H1N1
vaccinations.  Those vaccinations, by the way, have
been proven to cause chronic nervous system disorders
.  I,
tragically, had this hit very close to home last year when my mother,
unbeknownst to me, got talked into taking a Swine Flu vaccine shot.
 A few days later and she couldn’t walk anymore.  She
still, to this day, cannot walk.


The photos
coming out of the US continue to look like something you’d see in
a country like North Korea or in the old Soviet Bloc.

This photo,
from a small gathering of Occupy Wall Street protesters in Phoenix,
shows that not only the police outnumbered the protesters but showed
the level of intimidation and force used against just a few people
sitting in a park.  Their crime?  They were there after
“curfew”.  I’ve been searching my copy of the US Constitution
for any reference to curfew but have yet to find anything.


I have already
stated that I will never bring my family to the US until I see major
changes and the TSA stop their radiation baths and groping.  However,
it is now getting very close to the point where I will stop going

For anyone
who has their eyes open and are paying attention, the writing is
on the wall as to what is going to happen in the US.  All it
will take is another 9/11 event or for the US Government to default
on its debts or for the dollar to enter hyperinflation and the US
will be locked down like a prison.

In many ways,
it already is.

For those who
live in the US, it is imperative to begin making moves now to protect
yourself.  Action items like attaining a foreign passport,
moving your assets outside of the country and owning precious metals
are just some of the things that all rational people in the US should
be doing now.

Reprinted with permission
from The Dollar Vigilante.

27, 2011

Berwick [send him mail]
is an anarcho-capitalist freedom fighter and Chief Editor of the
libertarian, Austrian economics grounded newsletter, The
Dollar Vigilante
. The Dollar Vigilante focuses on strategies,
investments and expatriation opportunities to survive & prosper
during and after the US dollar collapse.

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