Stand or kneel for illegal rogue state empire’s national propaganda anthem? Either way: ‘We the People’ must step-up to .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes in war, looting, lying that annually kill millions, harm billions, loot trillions or sing to our slavery forever

No refuge could save the hireling and slave

From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

~ US National Anthem asserting terror or death to American Blacks protesting their slavery, 1812 (by Francis Scott Key, a slave-owning Washington, D.C. lawyer)

Let’s summarize some of this history, then provide context of ongoing US illegal rogue state empire that demands both protests and .01% arrests:

  • World War One was a lie-started US war of choice with zero national security threat to bond among colonial powers lying their militaries into war-murdering each other over who would control foreign resources (natural and human). These lies engulfed both my grandfathers, killed over 100,000 Americans, wounded over 200,000. President Wilson declared The Star-Spangled Banner as the US national anthem two years after entering this blood bath, along with making any protest to the war illegal in Orwellian opposition to the US Constitution’s 1st Amendment. This world war in the century almost all readers were born into killed ~20 million, was never about US propaganda “to make the world safe for democracy” or “war to end all wars,” but merely transferred colonies from the losing nations to the winners.
  • People have the 1st Amendment right to protest the national anthem and/or pledge of allegiance, including at public schools (although schools often violate this protection [and here]).
  • Beginning in 2009, the US Department of Defense (DOD) began paying the NFL over a million dollars a year of our taxpayer money for “patriotic displays” during their games. A US Congressperson concludes the NFL should be punished for “insulting our country and flag” and lose that money. Since 1997, the NFL has received $4.7 billion in additional tax money for stadium construction.
  • DOD repeats this practice in other US professional sports, with the NBA issuing warning to teams that their players are forbidden from protesting during the national anthem. The total cost of taxpayers subsidizing war propaganda might be over $100 million/year.
  • In 2016, SF 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem in protest of police violence against persons of color. This practice has escalated, with the Oakland Raider players perhaps feeling so strongly to voice such protest that players might have allowed their anthem-standing quarterback to be sacked in protest of his lack of protest.

Lee Camp’s sharp nine minutes on this situation:

highImpactFlix also has powerful documentation and context in 14 minutes:

The Big Picture: .01% illegal US rogue state empire annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions

I appreciate alternative media journalists asking We the People to see the big picture (here, for one). As a professional academic with 40 years’ experience of study and work on these issues, colleagues and I are unaware of any attempts to refute the following factual claims. The only way the empires continue is through psychopathic lying leaders controlling corporate media and public education.

Of course, we’re empathetic to the initial shock these facts evoke from those still “hoping for change” to “make America great again,” and relatively blind that the United States is devolving into tragic-comedy, with no end in sight. For just a few examples:

Ready to demand lawful .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes centered in war, looting, lying, or do you need more damage, debt, death?

You have a choice.

Given the prima facie evidence, it’s unreasonable for Americans to “hope for change” from Donald Trump’s “leadership.” We the People must demand .01% arrests or continue to serve as minions and work animals to rogue state empire. Until .01% arrests prove real leadership to stop ongoing slaughter of millions of human beings, harm to billions, and looting of trillions, it is only reasonable for Americans to embrace the evidence only lightly summarized in this article to conclude ongoing illegal .01% empire under a new “teleprompter reader-in-chief,” lying psychopathic puppet, oligarchic tool on the Right hand of one vicious imperial political body.

The categories of crime include:

  1. Wars of Aggression (the worst crime a nation can commit).
  2. Likely treason for lying to US military, ordering unlawful attack and invasions of foreign lands, and causing thousands of US military deaths.
  3. Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing intentional policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).

US military, law enforcement, and all with Oaths to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, face an endgame choice:

In just 90 seconds, former US Marine Ken O’Keefe powerfully states how you may choose to voice “very obvious solutions”: arrest the criminal leaders (video starts at 20:51, then finishes this episode of Cross Talk):

3-minute videoPolice, Military – Was your Oath sincere?


Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.


Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at

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