Indeed, Whistleblowers Are Traitors- Traitors to the Traitors

Don’t Be Traitors to Those Who Have Honorably Betrayed the Real Traitors to the People

Over 200 years ago our Founding Fathers signed the United States Declaration of Independence. They were branded as traitors by their then government. They were traitors to the British Empire. In short, they were traitors.

The most famous offenders of the eighteenth-century English treason laws were the American revolutionaries.  The Declaration of Independence violated the 3rd law of treason in this statement: "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other out Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor": When John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and other founding fathers signed this statement, they did not sign some empty philosophical statement, they signed their death warrant. This action displayed their dedication to the cause of American independence and the ultimate disloyalty to King George the Third.

The Declaration of independence marked the revolutionaries' acknowledgment that the corruption of the English government was not limited to the Parliament, but extended to the King. For them, this was the point of no return: either the American revolutionaries were going to gain their independence and create a new nation, or, they were going to lose the war to the world’s best army, forfeit everything they owned, ruin their families, and be drawn and quartered. In other words, this was the point when our founding fathers and their revolutionary supporters officially became traitors.

The United States government has been engaged in ongoing, escalating and flagrant violations of the United States Constitution. This is a well-documented and widely-agreed-upon fact. Whether through illegal wiretapping of its citizens, censorship, undeclared wars or prosecution of government critics, the government has been consistently betraying the people’s rights and liberties guaranteed under the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. The government has been a traitor to Americans’ privacy and liberties. The government is, and has been, a traitor to the people.
Whether by the government or its extension in the US media, whistleblowers have been portrayed, declared and branded as traitors. By speaking up on government criminalities, by exposing illegalities committed by the government, whether on torture or illegal surveillance or illegal wars … or many other illegalities and abuses of power, whistleblowers have become traitors to the United States government. These Whistleblowers exemplify the ultimate selfless disloyalty to a government engaged in illegalities. That is a fact: whistleblowers are traitors.

Thus, since the United States government is traitor to the American people and their liberties, what would that make the whistleblowers who are traitors to the United States government? Aren’t they traitors to the traitors? And if so, who should the American people be supporting in this great scheme of betrayals, treacheries and traitors? The government as traitors to the people? Or the whistleblowers as traitors to the traitors who have betrayed the people’s rights and liberties?

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Sibel Edmonds is the Publisher & Editor of Boiling Frogs Post and the author of the Memoir Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN Newman's Own First Amendment Award for her “commitment to preserving the free flow of information in the United States in a time of growing international isolation and increasing government secrecy” Ms. Edmonds has a MA in Public Policy and International Commerce from George Mason University, a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from George Washington University.

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  1. When you’re right, you’re right, Sibel. It amazes me that Americans are willing to put up with the traitors in our government. I wonder what it will take to enrage the American people that we have lost our government, our property, sovereignty, our unalienable rights, and our constitution? Do Americans even realize this? Do Americans even care?

  2. Thank you Bradley and Sibel. I spoke yesterday with a backwoods fireman whose family has lived in our region for many generations. Freedom starts with work at the local level, backed by right to bear arms. (I do not personally advocate violence.) At our lunch with an African American, the fireman, and myself, I asked the fellows why they used Facebook when we had a secure, online network for our seed communications. With Monsanto now hand in hand with the U.S. government, and NSA violations, awareness of this big picture is necessary. With money very soon about to go belly up, I asked why we did not immediately begin to create an alternative currency that requires the person to buy local for local goods and services. They are already doing this in villages in France connected to the Euro. At this point there is no difference in value with the Euro. However, when money collapses, folks will already be adjusted to a local currency that can then disconnect from the devalued dollar or Euro.

  3. tonywicher says:

    Throughout history there are two basic sides, the people and the ruling class. The ruling class is as old as the institution of money. Their power consists essentially in their financial control over the economy. They are loyal to their class and despise the rest of humanity. To be loyal to the people is to be a traitor to the ruling class, and to be loyal to the ruling class is to be a traitor to the people. I think anarchists tend to confuse “government” with the ruling class. Government may be of, by and for the people. The ruling class is the implacable enemy of such governments. Such a government is necessary to defend he people from the ruling class. Alternatively, government may be of, by and for the ruling class. Such governments are fascist tyrannies, which is what our government is rapidly becoming. Today we are in the final battle between the people and the ruling class. Will the human race finally overthrow this ruling class and enter into a higher civilization of peace and progress, or will it be a “boot stamping on a human face forever”? It is up to each one of us to decide the outcome.

  4. LarryinColumbus says:

    @pick What will it take? After seeing the complicity and apathy over events even in the last several months its hard to imagine anything that will enrage the average American.

    One even has to wonder if even the complete unraveling of the whole 9/11 official story in the general public’s paradyme would do would even do it. I don’t think it would to be honest…not unless it interfered with their busy little lives.

  5. CuChulainn says:

    Bruce Fein is Snowden’s father’s counsel

    Sibel herself commented on Fein’s Ron Paul connection

    this is the libertarian/criminal capital nexus in full view

  6. CuCulainn:

    That’s very interesting and very fishy to me that Snowden’s father has become a client of Bruce Fein.

    What are we to take away from this?

  7. Rose Mary says:

    His father put a lot of trust into Bruce Fein. Snowden has not done that.

    “the ruling class”

    An US government has to represent Americans, not someone else. In that case it is a false government. It does not matter what name we put on it, it is not an US government. When a government has lost all trust it cannot govern one day more (compare it with relationship client / lawyer).

  8. CuChulainn says:

    Russian diversification

    Russia is also diversifying its relations with the countries of the region, which means a privileged partnership with Iran cannot come at the cost of its flourishing ties with Turkey or Israel.

  9. Rose Mary says:

    From source above
    “Of course, Russia couldn’t prevent the “regime change” in Libya and its objections to the US missile defense system are being ignored”

    Mainstream and dumb analysis!

  10. ProudPrimate says:

    Very important point, Sibel, and under-appreciated, as was clearly the germ of your post. Who side are they on?

    The same thought struck me today, as I repostd this quote from Alternet. The National Security State, which is, let’s face it, one and the same with the Deep State, in the words of Steven Rosenfeld, “currently answers to almost no one, regardless of which political party controls the White House or Congress.”

    I delete the word “almost” – they are full rogue. Only their own kind – the bankers – steer them.

  11. ProudPrimate says:

    Tony – you agree with me – and Jefferson. In a letter to Henry Lee, 1824, he wrote:

    “Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: 1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depositary of the public interests. In every country these two parties exist, and in every one where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare themselves. Call them, therefore, Liberals and Serviles, Jacobins and Ultras, Whigs and Tories, Republicans and Federalists, Aristocrats and Democrats, or by whatever name you please, they are the same parties still and pursue the same object. The last one of Aristocrats and Democrats is the true one expressing the essence of all.”

  12. dstroud03 says:

    The people are wiser than we give them credit, not apathetic, just depressed and overwhelmed. Keeping people slaves of debt or indentured to disability keeps them too preoccupied to demonstrate their anger towards government. However, this could become a 100th monkey scenario, with a rapid rise for change. Resilience towards righteousness is our only choice Sibel. Thank you for your work, I appreciate you!

  13. dstroud03, a very astute post. I often meet people who are up on the information but feel helpless. There may be two categories which we might also consider. That being those who will fight and those who will submit. Moreover, Sibel often talks of the “boiling frog” which the masses are subject too. However, the boiling frog may be also be turned around on the powers to be. It appears that Snowden and company might understand this all too well. With the recent release of NSA’s “XKeyscore” might boil their frog some more. The key is to keep the pressure on and not let the story slip into the abyss.

  14. Rose Mary says:

    Henry Lee (1824) made some generalisation. Today we know much more than that, Democrats and Republicans are both parties for the ruling elite. The voters could choose between 1) Obama: More war 2) Romney: more war. This is outside sosial science. This is not about making sosiological generalisations = dumbing down … it is about what is factual.

  15. tonywicher says:

    What is fishy about Bruce Fein? He seems an honest, patriotic Republican to me. I heard him speak at the recent Schiller Institute convention “A New Paradigm to Save Mankind” at the Riverside Church in New York last January. It was a very fine speech. Here it is.

    If you look closely you might even see me in the audience. So what if he has some connection to Ron Paul? First, Ron Paul isn’t all bad either, and anyway this is just McCarthyite guilt by association, coming from the “left” now instead of the right. LaRouche and the Schiller institute are non-partisan. We have to get past this left-right division.

  16. tonywicher says:

    I think Putin’s granting of asylum to Snowden, and the fact that Obama is apoplectic about it shows that this is no psyop, Snowden is the real thing, an American hero, like Sibel Edmonds or Bradley Manning.

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