3/31/09

Journalistic Bulimia

I bet Jeffrey Goldberg got paid a lot of money to puke this into the mainstream media. They flew him into Israel, set him up to interview that psychopathic nutjob Bibi, and he greedily swallowed everything Bibi said and wrote it all down so that supposedly smart liberal people in America would pay to read it and pat themselves on the back for being thoughtful and following foreign policy. Tell me something, o wise editors of The Atlantic, why don't you send someone who isn't a lickspittle for Israel next time? Just a thought.

Netanyahu to Obama: Stop Iran -- Or I Will

Huzzah!
In an interview conducted shortly before he was sworn in today as prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu laid down a challenge for Barack Obama. The American president, he said, must stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons—and quickly—or an imperiled Israel may be forced to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities itself. [Does the American president report to Bibi?]

“The Obama presidency has two great missions: fixing the economy, and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu told me. [Bibi sets our national priorities evidently.] He said the Iranian nuclear challenge represents a “hinge of history” and added that “Western civilization” will have failed if Iran is allowed to develop nuclear weapons. [Ohh. Drama.]

In unusually blunt language, [Actually, there's absolutely nothing unusual about it.] Netanyahu said of the Iranian leadership, “You don’t want a messianic apocalyptic cult controlling atomic bombs. When the wide-eyed believer gets hold of the reins of power and the weapons of mass death, then the entire world should start worrying, and that is what is happening in Iran.”

Pure projection. Israelis are the "messianic apocalyptic cult" controlling undisclosed nuclear weapons, the weapons of mass death. Will Jeffrey notice? Let's see what he writes next....
History teaches Jews that threats against their collective existence should be taken seriously, and, if possible, preempted, he suggested. [And surely Jeffrey agrees!] In recent years, the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has regularly called for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” and the supreme Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, this month called Israel a “cancerous tumor.”[And no, Jeffrey has never heard or read anything to debunk these scandalous claims, like this.]

But
Netanyahu also said that Iran threatens many other countries apart from Israel, and so his mission over the next several months is to convince the world of the broad danger posed by Iran. [And Jeffrey is there to help!] One of his chief security advisers, Moshe Ya’alon, told me that a nuclear Iran could mean the end of American influence in the Middle East. “This is an existential threat for Israel, but it will be a blow for American interests, especially on the energy front. Who will dominate the oil in the region—Washington or Tehran?” [Is that a threat or a promise?]
And it goes on and on like this. Bibi says of Iran:
“Since the dawn of the nuclear age, we have not had a fanatic regime that might put its zealotry above its self-interest. People say that they’ll behave like any other nuclear power. Can you take the risk? Can you assume that?”

and,

“You see a country that glorifies blood and death, including its own self-immolation.”
These statements go unchallenged. Projection? What is that?
Neither Netanyahu nor his principal military advisers would suggest a deadline for American progress on the Iran nuclear program, though one aide said pointedly that Israeli time lines are now drawn in months, “not years.” These same military advisers told me that they believe Iran’s defenses remain penetrable, and that Israel would not necessarily need American approval to launch an attack. “The problem is not military capability, the problem is whether you have the stomach, the political will, to take action,” one of his advisers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told me.
Why do Bibi and his military advisors think they are in a position to "suggest a deadline for American progress" on Iran's nuclear program? Oh that's because they are!!! But it's rude to notice, and anti-semitic besides, so Jeffrey helpfully didn't notice, because Jeffrey in all likelihood puts Israel's interests above America's interests, too, and he's certainly no anti-semite or self-hating Jew. So you see, there's nothing wrong with Bibi's statements whatsoever. Some people find them very tasty.

3/30/09

Retribalizing and the Remnant

There's a counter-wisdom running against the Summer of Hell/Inevitable Riots/Martial Law meme being pushed on us like Ecstasy manufactured in Israel. It's gaining traction. To wit:
The solution is to re-scale and make your world small but still extensible. The technologies are already there. Grow vegetables and swap them with your neighbors. Get your ass on facebook your face on assbook on Twitter and introduce the transgender girl you met in Thailand to Louie up the street and share pics of kohlrabi. Invest in good things near you like a brewery or a share in a farm's crop. A cow's milk. You've heard how it was the Vandals and Visigoths who took down Rome but that's not the big history. It was Christ took Rome because he took down their puppets. Thing was the Romans built great roads and couldn't close the Appian Way to Christians. Close the roads and close the commerce so the Christians used their roads and brought in a stronger network. Like the internetz are now. Emperor Constantine in the East converted and his empire lasted another century. Only thing matters in the end is what your family your friends and neighbors think of you. They are your credit score.
And look, here's another one, a week later, different smart guy:
Because the best protection isn't owning 30 guns; it's having 30 people who care about you. Since those 30 have other people who care about them, you actually have 300 people who are looking out for each other, including you. The second best protection isn't a big stash of stuff others want to steal; it's sharing what you have and owning little of value. That's being flexible, and common, the very opposite of creating a big fat highly visible, high-value target and trying to defend it yourself in a remote setting.
That is retribalizing. Charles Hugh Smith goes on in the next post to talk about the Remnant, the tiny slice of people who with their individually miniscule but mysteriously coordinated behavior will swing the door on the hinges of history and get this retribalizing going. Well worth reading. I'll cut to the chase.
Note that the Remnant is not engaged in any one pursuit; smart people are just doing what they think is right and good, which includes being skeptical of the received "wisdom" of the media and government pronouncements/propaganda, trying to avoid the financial vortex which is pulling down the non-elites (and maybe a few elites, too), living lighter, cheaper, better lifestyles away from the stomping masses of the Consumption Is Our True God mainstream, working to improve the soil of a patch of earth, and a thousand other projects and interests.

If anything characterizes the Remnant, it is skepticism, a disdain for pomp and aggrandizement, and an awareness that doing with less is actually a happier, more fulfilling life than Always Chasing Bigger and More in the Public Eye.

It's the same thing you can read about daily at Urban Survival, Cryptogon when he gets personal, and a few other places. This is the way forward. Find your people, hook up with them, and take care of each other. The mystery ingredient that coordinates the Remnant's behavior is also known as love in the agape sense.

Agape has been expounded on by many Christian writers in a specifically Christian context. Thomas Jay Oord has defined agape as "an intentional response to promote well-being when responding to that which has generated ill-being."

We are here now, in exactly that predicament. The correct response is to make the social connections rich and complex and the material requirements simple, and that will maximize the survival of people who are not sociopathic.

3/29/09

Ask not what the bankers can do for you, ask what you can do for the bankers.

"To get through this, governments need to act. Great obligation, responsibility for governments to act to solve these things. The market will not solve this, and the great risk for us is we do too little, not that we do too much." - 'Tiny' Tim Geithner

3/28/09

You are SO generous. Thank your congresspeople. They represent you.

Michael Hudson explains why the banks are buying up the junk mortgages. It's because the whole thing is a wink and a nod, and we will be left holding the bag of course. What else is new?

Cutting to the chase:

The more the banks holding junk mortgages pay for this toxic waste, the more the government [that means US] will pay as part of its 85 per cent. So the strategy is to overpay, overpay, and overpay. Paying 15 per cent is a small price to pay for getting the government [US] to put in 85 per cent to take the most toxic waste off your books.

But how can they get away with this? It's an outrage. SURELY congress will not let this stand!?! (Snort.) Here's Mike Whitney asking some silly questions: I don't know. Maybe he's joking. I always thought he had a better handle on things.
How is it that industry rep Geithner couldn't see that his latest round of corporate welfare would create incentives for the bank scoundrels to game the system again? [Actually, he can see that. That is the WHOLE POINT.] Naturally, if the government goes into the business of buying crap-loans from teetering financial institutions, the speculators and snake oil salesmen will follow. And so they have. Citi and B of A are just the first to respond to Geithner's pigwhistle. Next will be the hedgies and the Private Equity porkers, all nuzzling up to the Treasury's feedbin. [Yes, naturally. Exactly as intended.]

[snip]

Prediction: If [WHEN] Geithner is granted these special powers by the braindead Congress, the country will undergo the greatest period of bank consolidation in its 230 year history. [AS INTENDED] This is a blatant power grab by a shifty character [REPRESENTING THE NWO] who has risen to his present pay-grade by nosing his way up the political stepladder [AND DOING WHAT HE'S TOLD, AND HAVING THAT STUPID 'INNOCENT' LOOK ON HIS FACE]. Congress had better get its act together and put an end to this nonsense [HAH HHA HAHAHA! THEY'RE PAID OFF TO PLAY MAN, JUST LIKE TINY TIM] or the nation will continue its fast-paced metamorphosis into a feudal oligarchy run by the Bank Mafia and Wall Street racketeers. [YEAH. THAT IS THE GOAL.] The first step, is to give Geithner, Summers and any other of the Rubin-clones a full-body bacon-rub followed by a few brisk dunks in the shark tank. Then, hose down Treasury and bring in a whole new team. [SOUNDS GREAT. NO CONNECTION TO REALITY HOWEVER.]

Congress is not going to do shit to stop this. It will all go down because they're all in on the game. Whether they are bought off or threatened doesn't matter anymore. If anything were going to be different, we would have already seen many high profile people hauled off to jail in front of teevee cameras. Somehow I missed that news cycle. It didn't happen. So many people belong in jail -- basically the entire ruling class -- that none of the dominoes can be allowed to fall. And that's why this keeps going on and on, and we keep paying and paying. These people are all corrupt to the bone. Again, whether they started out that way or got sucked in incrementally makes no difference to me. People justify things to themselves all the time. Maybe they told themselves they could do some good with the power we invested them. Maybe they wanted to "help people." Maybe they thought looking the other way was the price they had to pay to bring the bacon home to the district. I do not know, and I do not care, because they've done nothing but screw us in the end. They can all rot in hell, along with their masters.
It should come as no surprise that Zionists exercise great control on the availability of money through their control of the central banks and are thereby in a position to control the legislations that get passed in the various governments. It all goes back to Amschel Rothschild’s comment about controlling a nation’s money supply.

This is the essence of the beast and the lever of control. You don’t need hidden nukes or Samson options. This is what is happening and this is why the bank bailouts are taking place to ensure a greater consolidation and control of the destiny of planet Earth.

Man cannot serve two masters. They made their pick. What is yours? As this goes down, don't say "I have no choice." We always have a choice. It may not be pleasant, this is true, but nobody promised us a lifetime of pleasant choices; and if they did, you should have known better.

3/26/09

What a kook, huh?




Unbelievable how they fret about the political cost. Who is afraid of the political cost? Only the fucking politicians!!! The American people can handle it you pin-headed morons.

3/25/09

You pay, they play

Another version of what is going on here...

The Fed has even decided to buy treasuries, which is the absolute definition of "printing money" since it amounts to one part of the government funding the other part of the government.

Um, except the Fed is not part of the government. The Fed is privately owned. So our Treasury, the part of this equation that IS part of the government, the part that WE own, is selling US to the privately owned Fed. That is closer to the definition of PROSTITUTION, actually.

All of this money is going to land somewhere. What we are going to see is another bout of riptide inflation, where some parts of the economy (such as wages and housing prices) are in deflation, while other parts are inflating. My guess where the money is going to land? Oil prices again. It's already begun. Put all that money into the hands of speculators and they have to park it somewhere.

Inflation, commodities bubble. That seems to be the consensus around these parts.
The key difference here is between "paid off" and "wiped out". "Paid off" means the full value gets paid back (minus whatever inflation the US has, which may be a lot). " Wiped out", on the other hand, is what would occur if private banks, firms and investors were forced to take their own losses. In that case, when the full value of the investor or firm was gone, any remaining value would simply disappear. If a bank goes bankrupt owing $200 billion, and the bankruptcy windups leave only $100 billion of proceeds, then the remaining $100 billion goes away. Yes, that $100 billion may wipe out some other people, but it's done. It's over with. It's finished. You can't get blood out of a stone, and when a firm or person is wiped out, they're wiped out.

Paid off being contrary to public policy, which is of course exactly why our leaders have chosen this route. Because it enriches the Fed, which is privately owned.

As Christopher Story covers in his latest report, the primary motive here is to prevent -- evidently at ALL COSTS -- these corrupt institutions from going into bankruptcy, which is what would happen if they were forced to wipe out their losses. No wipe outs. Because once in bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Trustee would have unlimited powers to investigate what's been going on. This would expose hundreds, perhaps thousands of unseemly arrangements like this:

Dodd's wife a former director of Bermuda-based IPC Holdings, an AIG controlled company

From 2001-2004, Jackie Clegg Dodd served as an "outside" director of IPC Holdings, Ltd., a Bermuda-based company controlled by AIG. IPC, which provides property casualty catastrophe insurance coverage, was formed in 1993 and currently has a market cap of $1.4 billion and trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol IPCR. In 2001, in addition to a public offering of 15 million shares of stock that raised $380 million, IPC raised more than $109 million through a simultaneous private placement sale of 5.6 million shares of stock to AIG - giving AIG a 20% stake in IPC. (AIG sold its 13.397 million shares in IPC in August, 2006.)

Clegg was compensated for her duties to the company, which was managed by a subsidiary of AIG. In 2003, according to a proxy statement, Clegg received $12,000 per year and an additional $1,000 for each Directors' and committee meeting she attended. Clegg served on the Audit and Investment committees during her final year on the board.

IPC paid millions each year to other AIG-related companies for administrative and other services. Clegg was a diligent director. In 2003, the proxy statement report, she attended more than 75% of board and committee meetings. This while she served as the managing partner of Clegg International Consultants, LLC, which she created in 2001, the year she joined the board of IPC. (See Dodd's public financial disclosure reports with the Senate from 2001-2004 here.)

How cozy. Surely our good congress people, their spouses and friends, the Clintons, the Bushes, etc. etc. do not want see each other harmed by having all their corruption exposed to the sunlight. So they're busy scratching each others' backs with our money. Anything to keep the lid on another day.


3/24/09

Contrary to Public Policy

It is so easy to get distracted, especially when people in trouble want you to be distracted. George Washington gets back to the important question: What ARE the toxic assets everyone is talking about?
The answer is that the toxic assets include:
  • Credit default swaps (CDS)
  • Collateral debt obligations (CDOs)
  • Mortgage backed securities
In fact, these different classes of toxic assets are related. [He goes on to outline them briefly. - Ed.]

But what people should be discussing is cancelling the toxic CDS and CDOs. As I have written repeatedly over many months in different ways, the American people should demand that the government rescind the CDS and CDOs.

The government has that power. Indeed, the same arguments which have been made for the government's authority to cancel AIG's bonus contracts can be used to cancel CDS and CDO contracts. In order to receive any more bailout money (or to keep the money they already received), the CDS counterparties and CDO holders need to cancel their contracts. And for foreign CDS counterparties and CDO holders, the government could simply say "we will not loan your central banks any more money unless you cancel the contracts".
George Washington is correct, but you're not hearing talk like this coming out of DC. But these things need to be cancelled as being contrary to public policy. Meaning, since they threaten to collapse the world economy, they meet the criteria of being contrary to public policy.

The best explanation I ever read of this whole mess can be found at the Geronimo Manifesto.
First, a simple definition. A credit default swap is a form of insurance. A variant of mortgage insurance required of many home purchasers. An insurance policy that requires a company with financial strength to step up to the plate and pay the mortgage if for some reason the home buyer defaults.

A credit default swap is similar: If default occurs, an insurance company pays the income stream of the mortgage.

With one extremely important difference: Payments are made to the owner of the policy, not to the financial institution that stands to suffer a loss.

Financial institutions are allowed, through total lack of regulation, to buy and sell credit default swaps, or insurance they will be paid in event of default, on financial instruments in which they have no financial interest.


Start with a simple example. Assume I know the young son of the couple next door likes to crawl into closets and play with matches. I therefore see a reasonably good shot at "winning the disaster lottery" so to speak, by buying fire insurance on their $200,000 house.

In simple terms, I now have a financial interest is seeing that disaster occurs. If the house, for whatever mysterious reason, burns down an insurance company will pay me the insured value of the house - even though I suffered no loss, financial or otherwise. My neighbor's misfortune is thus magically transformed into my good fortune. A polite way of saying I was paid $200,000, the insured value of my next-door neighbor's house, after I paid the $400 insurance premium.

Being bright and suitably equipped with an MBA from a prestigious eastern university, I well and fully understand the desirable objective of maximizing my return on investment. I can accomplish this in one or both of two ways - increasing the return or decreasing the investment. [Aside, see here for where these clowns get their MBAs. - Ed.]

I can increase the return by artificially increasing the value of the house - say from $200,000 to $400,000. This will allow me to collect twice as much for suffering no personal loss. The easiest way to accomplish this would be to hire one of my buddies, who happens to be a real estate appraiser, to "document" the higher value.

I could also decrease my investment - meaning the premium I paid for the insurance, say from $400 to $200. The easiest way to do this would be to hire a widely acclaimed "fire risk rating agency" to send out an inspector who will look around (or perhaps only drive by without stopping) and then solemnly declare: "This house is fireproof".

Poors and Standard Fire Rating Company and Doomys Fire Rating Agency would be excellent choices, based on their prior experience.

In the real world, meaning Main Street as opposed to Wall Street, this would be illegal. Against the public interest, because it encourages houses to mysteriously burn down. The insurance policies owned by people without a financial stake in the fire would be declared null and void because they are contrary to public policy, which sees minimizing the number of mysterious house fires as a good thing.

Ding.
Rather than a bad thing, as now occurs under America's predatory capitalist system.

Now change an assumption. Assume I tell 99 of my poker-playing gambler friends about the boy's strange and dangerous interest. Starting with my appraiser buddy, who's predatory income as a result of a mysterious fire will double, as a direct result of his appraisal.

Now assume the $400,000 house burns to the ground. One hundred or so insurance companies will collectively pay $40 million in claims on the loss of a single $400,000 house. The benefits of a $400,000 disaster are magically multiplied by a factor of 100 and transformed into a $40 million disaster - with one family suffering a loss and 100 families experiencing a gain.
That is what we are paying for. That is what we are bailing out with our hard-earned money. And everyone involved knows it. So somebody tell me, why hasn't anyone in power said this entire casino is contrary to public policy and therefore these contracts are Null and Void?

3/23/09

The Summer of Love

This is what we saw last week:
We are being deliberately flooded with perpetually morphing variables amidst a sea of information that is at best sketchy and at worst plain lies. Amidst the confusion, the media and politicians pump just one or two "stories" so focusing the public mind exactly where they want it; this week it's AIG bonuses.

...The apparent confusion generated by the speed and magnitude of events is a symptom of the manipulation being perpetrated upon us, the moves upon the Grand Chessboard, the aim being to move faster than people can assimilate the changes, track the moves and analyse the variables and possible outcomes. The details of the events do, however, give the discerning the clues as to the direction in which the world is being taken through the actions of the Puppets at the command of the Managers.
They want you pissed off. They continually do more and more outrageous things, right in our faces, in the hopes that we will react a certain way. Tiny Tim Geithner's people have been working with AIG on bonus and compensation issues for months, and then he turns around and acts like he was broadsided in early March. Sure, Tim. Whatever you say. Meanwhile, Congress leads the charge of phony outrage.
"People are disgusted and outraged, as they should be. [hint hint hint] But let's not overreact in a way that basically has the Congress grabbing its pitchforks, and charging up the hill, and abusing what is a core authority of a government, which is the authority to tax its people." Sen. Judd Gregg R-NH [Oh right, because CONGRESS is so angry on our behalf that they will grab pitchforks, even though they probably don't know a pitchfork from a snow shovel, and charge up the hill and ABUSE A CORE AUTHORITY of the government, which is to TAX IT'S PEOPLE, in this case the poor greedy financial executives. Let nobody say that Congress ABUSES its core authority, OK? **eyeroll** He got all the right suggestive language in there. It makes no fucking sense, but it sounds great if you read it real fast!]
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/22/administration-changes-needed-percent-tax-aig-bonuses/
Make no mistake, we do need to react. They gave us a problem. Do we want a solution? Yes. Do we want their solution? No. They want to drive a specific reaction, riots and the summer of hell, to midwife their NWO police state. It is a trap, and we must avoid it.
Mainstream media throughout the US and Europe are busy peddling a line of propaganda which seeks to place into the common consciousness the notion that violence this summer is the inevitable consequence of the social pressures arising from the financial crisis. This is an outright lie, a lie told for a very clear and specific purpose. The Managers and the Puppets are terrified of the masses for they know that should the masses rise up against them in a coordinated, coherent and peaceful manner then the Chessboard will be overturned, they will fall and their empires, economic, financial and military, crumble into the dust. They cannot risk the rise of a genuine social movement based on coordinated action, a coherent and truthful understanding of reality and a peaceful means for political and social change.

The best way to prevent such a movement arising is to pre-empt through destruction of credibility, criminalisation and the creation of false-flag counter movements, a process otherwise known as COINTELPRO. Much of the domestic modern history of Western Europe and the US is the history of the Managers and Puppets fighting the rise of mass social movements that threatened the status quo. It is taken for granted by the ruling elites and their supporters in the US and the UK that the current forms of government and social structure are definitively the best available and that anything that even remotely challenges those structures is evil and has to be destroyed. Movements that challenge the power and privileges of the established order are then seen as threats to national security rather than for what they are - which is threats to wealth, privilege and power of long established elites.

...We have warned repeatedly that the laws enacted against Muslims were really being put in place to be used against YOU, the public! These laws are being used against ordinary citizens as they seek to exercise their freedoms and their disgust with the way our countries are being run, with the wars, with the banking bailouts and the general inequality. There has never been a real Muslim terror threat - that was fabricated to get the Police State and laws of repression in place, a system that is now ready and waiting for the next phase in the plan which clearly envisages the need for extreme political and social controls in all the developed nations of the world.
Look at the different angles they work. There's always al-Qaida to kick around. Gordon Brown has that one covered.

"We should be under no illusion that the biggest security threat to our country and other countries is the murderous agents of hate that work under the banner of al-Qaida," he said. [al-Qaida = CIA; CIA = Wall St; Wall St = Zionist Bankers; Zionist Bankers = "the murderous agents of hate that work under the banner of al-Qaida"]

Some 60,000 civilians, including shop managers and council workers, have been trained to cope with the threat.

"Today, not only the police and security and intelligence officers and our armed forces, but also the emergency services, local councils, businesses and community groups are involved in state-of-the-art civil contingency planning," Brown said.

"Tens of thousands of men and women throughout Britain – from security guards to store managers – have now been trained and equipped to deal with an incident and know what to watch for as people go about their daily business in crowded places such as stations, airports, shopping centres and sports grounds."

Militarize the police. Militarize the population, particularly the business community, to "cope" with the "threat" of "murderous agents of hate" working under the "banner of al-Qaida." It is to laugh. You can see how this dovetails into suspecting brown people, Muslims, anyone who might be sort of angry, like the growing legions of newly poor people. After all, the financial crisis is all their fault, too.
Financiers are trying to blame the current depression on poor people who acquired properties with the help of subprime mortgages, and then defaulted, thus ­ it is alleged -- bringing down the entire world banking system! This is a fantastic and reactionary myth. The cause of the depression is derivatives, and this means that the perpetrators to be held responsible are not poor mortgage holders, but rather globalized investment bankers and hedge fund operators, the derivatives merchants.
But it's rude to notice things like that. Speaking of rude, there's always Israel crying and shooting, Pakistan and Afghanistan ready to boil over, and various "natural" disasters to worry about. It's just a matter of time, but time is not on their side. The longer we can hold out and subvert the current failing system, the better. The elites fear subversion and promote insurgency. Insurgency is simply subversion plus weapons, and they prefer it because citizens using weapons ushers in the Hegelian solution: a formal police state. Please don't misunderstand. By all means have your weapons. Just don't let them bait you into using them with some false flag attack, agents provocateurs, or any other counterintelligence scheme.
This is the mindset of the ruling elite throughout the world; a mindset so narrow, so parochial, that any challenge to it, even peaceful and law abiding is seen as Subversion. Add armed struggle to the attempts of people to get those governing them to take different actions or change their mode of governing, and you have Insurgency. Subversion is greatly feared by ruling elites because of its peaceful nature and because it is often widely supported. Insurgency, on the other hand, is not feared nearly so much because they have more firepower. Once the ruling elite can unleash extreme violence in real or imaginary reaction to any form of armed struggle then they have the upper hand, they have control and control is what "ruling" is all about. Insurgency is therefore preferred over Subversion by ruling elites.
So what does subversion look like? It's actually very simple. You can do it. You're probably already doing it. Do more of it.
The solution is to re-scale and make your world small but still extensible. The technologies are already there. Grow vegetables and swap them with your neighbors. Get your ass on facebook your face on assbook on Twitter and introduce the transgender girl you met in Thailand to Louie up the street and share pics of kohlrabi. Invest in good things near you like a brewery or a share in a farm's crop. A cow's milk. You've heard how it was the Vandals and Visigoths who took down Rome but that's not the big history. It was Christ took Rome because he took down their puppets. Thing was the Romans built great roads and couldn't close the Appian Way to Christians. Close the roads and close the commerce so the Christians used their roads and brought in a stronger network. Like the internetz are now. Emperor Constantine in the East converted and his empire lasted another century.

Only thing matters in the end is what your family your friends and neighbors think of you. They are your credit score. My grandfather Karl Elzenbeck died and a quarter of the city showed up for his funeral because he spread good will. The world's going to start looking a lot like how it used to only bigger better and far far more interesting. That's our Future and I can hardly wait. Now is the time to discredit the people we're bailing out with their electronic bonuses to hire protective armies. The people we can't know. There are The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. There are They Who Are Too Big to Fail. Let's do this thing.
That's right. It is not illegal to love one another. In fact, it is a commandment.

3/21/09

Playing the WW III Lottery

What are the odds?

US Vessels Collide in Strait of Hormuz, Navy Says
Military analyst Loren Thompson of the U.S.-based Lexington Institute said a collision between two vessels in the world's most sophisticated navy is nearly unheard of.
Oh ho ho. Not this week.

3/20/09

Hiding in Plain Sight

Looks like a little crack here in the Zionist armor. Hopefully somebody will drive a tank through it.
The Israeli army has been forced to open an investigation into the conduct of its troops in Gaza after damning testimony from its own front line soldiers revealed the killing of civilians and rules of engagement so lax that one combatant said that they amounted on occasion to “cold-blooded murder”.
Forced. Because this is all so shocking, evidently. To some people at least.
The revelations, compiled by the head of an Israel military academy who declared that he was “shocked” at the findings, come as international rights groups are calling for independent inquiries into the conduct of both sides in the three-week Israeli offensive against Palestinian Islamists.
How can the head of anything in Israel profess to be shocked at brutality toward the Palestinians? It has been institutionalized since Israel's formation. (Also notice also how the Israeli offensive is now framed as being against "Palestinian Islamists." What happened to Hamas? Too narrow a definition when over 900 of the 1400+ victims were civilians, perhaps?)
“That’s the beauty of Gaza. You see a man walking, he doesn’t have to have a weapon, and you can shoot him,” one soldier told Danny Zamir, the head of the Rabin pre-military academy, who asked him why a company commander ordered an elderly woman to be shot.
Okay then. Some people have a pretty twisted idea of beauty.

"I gathered the graduate students of the course who fought in Gaza, to hear their impressions from the fighting. I wasn't prepared for any of the stuff I heard there. I was shocked,” Mr Zamir said. “I think that the writing was on the wall, but we just didn't want to see it, we didn't want to face it."

One non-commissioned officer told Mr Zamir, himself a deputy battalion commander in the reserves, that the army “fired a lot of rounds and killed a lot of people in order for us not to be injured or shot at.

"When we entered a house, we were supposed to bust down the door and start shooting inside and just go up storey by storey… I call that murder. Each storey, if we identify a person, we shoot them. I asked myself – how is this reasonable?"

There appears to be a little confusion or cognitive dissonance brewing in the minds of some Israelis. They seem to realize that something has gone wrong, but what could it be? Here's a hint.
Another disturbing element reported by the soldiers was the role of military rabbis in distributing booklets that framed the fighting as a religious war. “All these articles had a clear message: we are the Jewish people, we have come to the land by miraculous means, and now we have to fight to remove the Gentiles who are getting in our way and preventing us from occupying the Holy Land… a great many soldiers had a feeling throughout this operation of a religious war,” said one soldier.
There it is, that charming Zionist narrative, cherished and coddled in the minds of "a great many soldiers" with the help of military rabbis. This narrative is so very helpful because it allows the soldiers to murder the Palestinians willy nilly. That's the "beauty" of it, see?

So it's kind of like this...Zionism leads to violence against Gentiles. And since the Palestinians are the handiest Gentiles around Israel, they are always first in line to receive. But all Gentiles who "get in the way" of the Jewish people occupying the Holy Land, which they arrived at by the "miraculous means" of the Balfour Declaration and ethnic cleansing, well they could come in for some violence, too.

3/18/09

Designer Outrage

There are many, many stories in the media about AIG and the stinking bonuses. Are you upset yet? You're supposed to be. Yes it is outrageous. But don't take these clowns seriously, the congressional clowns and the media clowns, because they didn't do their jobs for you when it mattered. They're only making confetti over this for a reason, like maybe to suggest that you should riot or something. I'm just guessing. Thank goodness for the Washington Post (via Pimpin Turtle). We can always count on them to lay the CIA psyops playbook on the table and open it to the right page. Now follow along...

AIG hires renta-cops to protect bankers against "mob effect"

A tidal wave of public outrage
over bonus payments swamped American International Group yesterday. Hired guards stood watch outside the suburban Connecticut offices of AIG Financial Products, the division whose exotic derivatives brought the insurance giant to the brink of collapse last year. Inside, death threats and angry letters flooded e-mail inboxes. Irate callers lit up the phone lines. Senior managers submitted their resignations. Some employees didn’t show up at all. [My God you people are animals.]

“It’s a mob effect,” one senior [anonymous] executive said. “It’s putting people’s lives in danger.” [Mmm hmm.]

Politicians and the public [All together now.] spent yesterday demanding that AIG rescind payouts that they said rewarded recklessness and greed at a company being bailed out with $170 billion in taxpayer funds. But company officials contend that the uproar is scaring away the very employees who understand AIG Financial Products’ complex trades and who are trying to dismantle the division before it further endangers the world’s economy.

“It’s going to blow up,” said a senior Financial Products manager, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak for the company. “I have a horrible, horrible, horrible feeling that this is going to end badly.”

President Obama yesterday vowed to “pursue every legal avenue to block these bonuses.” But that pledge might have come too late. [Regrettable.] About $165 million in retention payments started to go out Friday to employees at Financial Products, after numerous discussions with the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve. Attorneys working for the Fed had been examining the matter for months and determined that the retention payments couldn’t be touched because AIG would face costly lawsuits and be subject to penalties from states and foreign governments. [And Oh My God We Can't Have That!!!] Administration officials said over the weekend that they agreed with that assessment. [Hey thanks, you're a real pal.]

AIG disclosed its retention-payment program more than a year ago, [When none of this was foreseen (cough).] and the amount of the bonuses — more than $400 million for Financial Products alone — had been widely reported. But as the payments were coming due in recent days, the White House began to express its indignation. Pressure on the 370-person Financial Products unit, based primarily in Connecticut and London, grew even more intense yesterday when New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo threatened to issue subpoenas if the company failed to provide details about recipients of the retention payments. [Yeah? And what happened?]

The payments represent only the most contentious of a larger group of bonuses being paid throughout AIG. The company’s top seven officials, including chief executive Edward M. Liddy, agreed in November to forgo bonuses through this year. After a Wednesday call between Liddy and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, AIG agreed to restructure payments for the next 43 highest-ranking officers at the company, who are to receive half of their bonuses — which total $9.6 million — immediately, one-quarter July 15 and the rest Sept. 15. The last two payments would depend on whether the company makes progress in restructuring its business and paying back taxpayers. In addition, the company is set to pay another $600 million in retention awards to about 4,700 people throughout its global insurance units. [Look how reasonable and selfless they're being. Come on! Have a heart.]

But each dollar remains in question after the president’s reprimand yesterday and the deluge of rage from legislators and the American public. Government leaders [snort] already say they plan to recoup some of the bonus and retention pay while restructuring the company. [I see another regret coming.] In addition, administration officials said that the Treasury is planning to try to recover some of the bonus money by adding provisions to the additional $30 billion it gave AIG access to earlier this month. [And another one.]

The payment plan had been no secret. [That's right. They put it in place way in advance of pulling the plug on the economy so they could have their golden parachutes when the time came.] Beginning in the first quarter of 2008, AIG disclosed the plan to offer retention awards at Financial Products. The unit had already begun to hemorrhage money, a problem that would later grow exponentially. The unit’s executives, fearing they might lose valuable employees in the tumultuous months to come, successfully negotiated more than $400 million for their workers, to be paid this month and again next year.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which has directly overseen AIG since its federal takeover in September, officials have studied the possibility of rescinding or delaying the bonuses.
They even brought in outside lawyers for advice. [Wow I am impressed. Really.] The conclusion: If the bonuses weren’t paid, the AIG staffers would be able to sue the company and probably would win, not just what they were owed but also punitive damages that would make the ultimate cost perhaps two to three times as high as the bonuses themselves.

Moreover, Fed officials also hope to keep current employees with the company. [They know where all the bodies are buried.] The senior executives whose decisions caused the company’s collapse are long gone. Most of those left behind are trying to unwind complicated derivative contracts. Completing that process correctly is essential to preserving as much value as possible for taxpayers, officials at both the government and AIG have argued. If it is mishandled, it could expose taxpayers to billions of dollars in additional losses. [I smell more regrets coming. This is complicated. Instead of writing their bad bets down to zero, like they should, they're going to get all mixed up in the paperwork.]

Law professors [anonymous, apparently] agreed with the Fed’s assessment but said AIG employees could still agree to reduce their own bonuses. And the outrage expressed by the president and lawmakers was designed to put pressure on these officers to do just that, the legal experts said. [Designer outrage? Yes it really does say that.]

Jonathan Macey, a professor at Yale Law School, said it was unlikely that any AIG employees would end up suing the company for changing compensation contracts, mainly because their names would be revealed publicly in a lawsuit and they would then be excoriated. Macey added that the government is caught in a difficult position, squeezed between public outrage over the bonuses and the need to keep AIG Financial Products going so the company can restructure and the government can recoup some of its money.

“What’s good for AIG is definitely not good for the country,” Macey said. “But now that the government is invested, it may have to do what’s good for AIG.” [Isn't it funny how it always seems to work out that way?]

Liddy is scheduled to appear tomorrow in front of a House financial services subcommittee. [For more kabuki.]

3/16/09

Peacock Kabuki Extravaganza

These people are absolutely shameless. So many peacocks strutting across the stage with their fancy plumage arrayed in a full display of courtship, wooing YOU of all people! YOU, dear citizen, as if you are a silly peacock too!!! Isn't that funny? Any honest working man or woman in these United States has enough strength by virtue of surviving in this decrepit excuse of a once-great country with every single law stacked against you that you could pick up any one of these stupid pampered fancy birds and snap their necks with your bare hands and fling them into a big pile one by one. You are a different species alltogether. You are human beings made of flesh and blood being warbled and serenaded by imbecilic peacocks, and if you fall for this avian broadway musical I'll snap your necks myself. Swear to God.

As I wrote on February 9th:
And why is this happening? For one thing, it's because we have no rule of law. The rule of law is a joke. The people who have been running this country and vast swaths of the world for many years do not ever, ever worry about the rule of law until they get entangled in it. And at that precise moment, the rule of law that they trampled over for years becomes The Rule of Law, and they avail themselves of absolutely every single opening in The Rule of Law that might help them squeeze out of trouble. And who can say anything about it? After all, we who always cry about enforcing the rule of law cannot complain when the criminals avail themselves of The Rule of Law, can we? Of course not. So most of them get away, one way or another.
Witness this very phenomenon today.

He [Bernanke] told CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday that out of all the events in the last 18 months, the federal government's intervention with AIG makes him the angriest, saying the company made "unconscionable bets."

While there's seemingly no shortage of outrage AIG's plan to pay the bonuses, it may turn out that the best the country can hope for in response is to learn its lesson for next time and make sure it doesn't happen again.

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told "Good Morning America" today that the American people had been "fooled by AIG."

"These people brought themselves, now you're rewarding [them,]" he said. "A lot of these people should be fired."

OK kids, roll over now for the translation. Ben Bernanke is "angry" that AIG made all those "unconscionable bets." And though there is absolutely nothing anybody in power can do now, now that all your taxpayer monies belong to the corrupt financial sector, now that the corrupt Congress has worked against your interests at every single turn, please know that you have been FOOLED by AIG!!! Oh yes. Nobody else fooled you ever certainly not. Not back then, not ever, definitely not when you were all calling Congress telling them no fucking way on the bailout. And now YOU are REWARDING these people!! You silly birds. And these people should be fired, don't you know? What are you thinking?????? It's all your fault and there's nothing they can do. So sorry. We regret to inform you that you are fucked.

Let me just say, Senator Shelby, that I fear you are mistaken. These people belong in prison, actually, along with you and your colleagues, along with the stage hands throughout corporate media whoredom.

But wait there's more!

Even though they may not like it, the nation's top financial officials can't seem to do much to stop it, citing AIG's position that they it's contractually obligated to pay the bonuses.

"We are a country of law," Lawrence Summers, chairman of the White House National Economic Council, said on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos." "There are contracts. The government cannot just abrogate contracts."

AIG CEO Edward Liddy said in a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner that the payments can't be stopped and that his "hands are tied."

Cummings admitted that the stimulus package was moved through Congress so quickly that there may be room for improvement going forward, including add-ons that would prevent failing banks and institutions from using government money to reward the same executives who were responsible for the company's failure in the first place, such was the case with AIG.

"We have to be very careful ... we don't allow these things to happen again," Cummings said.

Now that it's too late!!! Never again, blah blah blah. Rule of Law, blah blah blah. Oh ha ha ha ha. These guys are such entertainers. Hollywood here we come.

There's so much more there, if you're so inclined. More posturing and fluffing and displaying of pretty feathers and mincing steps to make you think that this is all just a most unfortunate series of events, when every single person quoted in this story worked diligently to make it all possible.

AIG is a CIA money laundering facility. The CIA is Wall Street. Wall Street is a bunch of greedy bankers and financial terrorists. It's all the same people, over and over again, transferring your wealth into their pockets while destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe. That's all they do, and they are paid to do it, and they pay off anyone necessary to look the other way, and they kill the rest. And then they go on teevee to express regret. But don't you believe them for one second. The truth is, our economy imploding is NWO porn.

3/13/09

Let's smoke crack for a few minutes

Nobel-prize winner backs world currency

KAZAKH President Nursultan Nazarbayev has won backing for his plan for a single world currency from an intellectual architect of the euro currency, Nobel-prize winner Professor Robert Mundell.

...And he received intellectual support from the Canadian economist Prof Mundell, who helped lay the intellectual groundwork for Europe's single currency.

"I must say that I agree with President Nazarbayev on his statement and many of the things he said in his plan, the project he made for the world currency, and I believe I'm right on track with what he's saying,'' Prof Mundell said, adding the idea held "great promise''.

Mr Nazarbayev and Prof Mundell urged the Group of 20 leading developed and developing economies to form a working group on the proposal at their summit on the global economic crisis in London on April 2.

...Mr Nazarbayev's coining of "acmetal'' combines the Greek word "acme,'' meaning peak or best, and "capital.''

Makes you wonder...some obscure Canadian professor and the Kazakh president doing a mini-circle jerk over their little Illuminati creation. WTF? But hey, there's a Nobel Prize involved here, so it must be good right? No wonder Mordechai Vanunu, a beautiful man with a fully functioning conscience, told them to take his name off their silly prize list.

Meanwhile, Obama is "highly optomistic" about the economy, as he kisses the asses of the asses who have greedily raked us over the coals.
A third strong day on Wall Street bolstered President Obama's remarks on his confidence in the economy as he addressed members of the Business Roundtable on Thursday afternoon. Media coverage of the President's comments, which included reports in two network newscasts, noted the President's "optimistic" message. On NBC Nightly News, Savannah Guthrie reported the President is "looking to engage the business community, who, let's face it, is a little bit skeptical of some of his proposals, particularly on tax increases, his plans to cap carbon emissions."

...The Wall Street Journal reports Obama, "in his most aggressive outreach yet to the business community," said he is "ready to talk about lowering corporate income-tax rates and could compromise on his plan to combat global warming."

The AP reports, "Investors have been clamoring for months for a bit of good news. On Thursday, they got a load of it." The Dow Jones Industrial Average "rose 239.66, or 3.5 percent, to 7,170.06," while the S&P 500 "climbed 29.38, or 4.1 percent, to 750.74," and the Nasdaq "gained 54.46, or 4 percent, to 1,426.10." ABC World News reported on the "strong bear market rally." There is "a feeling among investors that maybe at least things have at least stopped getting worse."

Uh huh. Sure. Three days of PPT action and we're in a "strong bear market rally," and the very next thing on tap is to take care of corporate America and it's investors, because those are the people who count in this country. Like why don't we lower their taxes already? They deserve a break for all they do for us.

And by the way, Iran threatens Israel's existence.

That's some good shit.

3/11/09

Who's crying now?

A trilogy of terror for some, just the third post in a row about God for others...

I promise I'll get back to all the other stuff next, but this is important.

My favorite story in the bible is the faith of the centurion.
When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. "Lord," he said, "my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering."

Jesus said to him, "I will go and heal him."

The centurion replied, "Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."

When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, "I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go! It will be done just as you believed it would." And his servant was healed at that very hour. - Matthew 8:5-13

In the Catholic mass, we say this just before we receive communion: "Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed." We are not worthy, but we go anyway, expressing the faith of the centurion which did please Jesus greatly.

Do we not understand authority yet? Do we not see authoritarian behavior at every juncture? Our entire world labors under the heavy burden of authoritarian leaders and their twisted methods of control, does it not? We are experts on authority. We know it inside and out, but sadly, we have mostly experienced the abuse of authority.

Well, authority works the other way, too. It's called justice. The day will come when the insiders, who now enjoy the feast, will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Yeah, you know. Something to look forward to.

3/10/09

In the sight of my enemies

I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.


Continuing on with yesterday's theme of, shall we say, killing the evil with kindness...

There is an unseen world, of this I am sure. There wages the battle, and you, if you believe in the unseen world, need to throw your weight around in that space. That is what people need to do. And how do you do this? You do this by 1) not being afraid, because fear throws your weight onto the enemy's side; and 2) by believing and trusting that good will prevail. If you can't do that right now, just fake it until you make it, allright?

I thought Les Vis captured the proper frame of mind quite nicely here.
Something is on the way. Myself… I’m mostly an optimist because that’s the way I’m made. I’ve noticed in my own life how things have a way of turning around in the darkest moments. Right now a lot of people are having a very tough time and it looks to be worse down the road.

At the same time… all this financial skullduggery and blatant theft of the people’s money is based on an economic smoke screen about money that never existed in the first place. In the meantime… the buildings and offices are still there and so are the supermarkets and all sorts of other infrastructure. The roads are still there and decent people are still going to work and getting the job done all around the globe.

...We do not… any of us know how this is going to shake out but I subscribe to the joker in the deck principle, meaning, ‘they’ don’t know either. Things are just going to go on… unveiling… uncovering… revealing and I need to keep repeating those words because we are in the midst.

As I said, I’m an optimist and so I don’t believe it’s going to resolve itself as ‘they’ intend. I think they’re going to get caught with their pants down and all those Polaroid’s in the wrong hands. I do believe there are some great tragedies ahead but I think they are counter pointed by a tremendous leap in imagination and industry of all sorts with great promise for the future. I tend to believe that we ain’t seen nothing yet… in every sense of the phrase.

Now you have to smile at that thought. Believe this will happen. Believe it with all your heart, and know it. Trust it. That is the unseen world, and that is how you help. This isn't about the foolish secret new age bullshit let's-manifest-a-Hummer-in-the-driveway crap. This is purely about having a sort of confidence that the evil set up schemes which are inherently unsustainable. Lies have short legs, however you want to think about it. Just know it to be true, and keep telling yourself that their time is up.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

On earth as it is in heaven. First in heaven, then on earth. In the unseen world, and then in the seen world. Do you see? The people trying to destroy God's creation have been mucking around in the unseen world, fiddling with all the knobs and dials, pulling every lever with their Luciferian occult rituals, and while they do this they simultaneously try to destroy your desire to connect with the unseen world. They don't want you to believe it exists, yet they spend all sorts of time engaged with it and manipulating it to manifest events in the seen world. I know some of you don't do God, but the Illuminati does opposition to God, and by that very fact they admit of his existence. Opposition to him, and destruction, that is their core competence.

I'm not here to tell anyone what to believe, only to tell you to watch where you put your mind and thoughts down. Don't leave them lying around just anyplace. Set them down carefully, on the right table, so that your cup may runneth over.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

3/9/09

Be Dead Weight with a Smile on Your Face

For a long time, let's say at least six years, I have been in a rather bad mood relative to most people. I saw what was happening but had few people to discuss it with. Strangely, now that the worm has turned, my mood has shifted to a calmer place, but those who thought the good times would never end have now turned cranky and agitated. Many people are prone to panic in the near future simply because they thought 'it couldn't happen here.' Given a little shove in the right direction, they might bolt. And who would shove them, and in what direction?

As we move forward into the weeks ahead, it's going to be critical for people to remain calm. Calm people will not be stampeded into camps. The population of this country needs to become a dead weight for the ruling class. Impossible to herd. Impassive. Resolute. Calm. Working together rather than reacting to manufactured crises. Much, much too heavy to manage.

George Ure has some tips. You probably know these things, but they bear repeating until people actually do them.

Probably the first - and most important is to get out of group-think. I'm coming more and more to believe in the value of unplugging for at least one day a week - and two or three would be preferable - and during that time turn off music, radio, television, and (gulp) even the computer and just be in the moment.

It's almost like a momentary sensory deprivation experience. When the sensors head back for overload, as when I fire off five monitors and a teevee on Monday mornings, there's a nice sense of momentary detachment from it all. Almost like stepping back from the ant hill from a while and watching all the activity.

Then I'd be putting in a garden - food prices and supplies sure seem questionable given th4e economic context.

Third on the list would be having a fall back place to live in the event big cities turn ugly.

More ideas here:
1. Take all of your money out of banking institution hands.
Every dollar a bank has on reserve allows that institution to loan out upwards of nine times as much. This flies in the face of reason and the ideas of property, while giving banks "house odds" on wealth confiscation, as well causing misallocation of resources in society at large. Beyond that, on the investment side, banking institutions support imperialism by investing in the defense industry as well as other carpet bagging industries.

2. Spend/Require Less.
Don't slave for shit you don't need, it's just that simple. By boycotting the currency of decree, you boycott its creation methods and the money masters who stand to gain from it's fraudulent existence.

3. Create Local Economy.
Trade service for service, favor for favor, good for good with your friends and neighbors. This robs the tax man while again, decreasing the demand for the currency. If you must work for cash, do as much under the table as possible. Find like minded individuals in your community and find innovative ways to begin providing yourselves the necessities of life with as little Federal Reserve Note usage as possible.

Of course, these things have to happen en-masse in order to have a major effect on the pyramid scheme financial model, so an information war needs to be waged, and it needs to be loud, proud, and educated. You must:

1. Pass this open letter on, and encourage those you pass it to to do the same.

2. Speak to this issue with family, friends, co-workers, strangers, everybody! And you must do it often and confidently, so read up!

3. Curry public attention and favor by using art, song, humor and dialog in a positive fashion with no suggestion of violence. This movement needs national attention to succeed, and cannot be stifled by criticisms of extremism which the main stream media will use to debase it.

4. Turn communities and states against the Federal "authority." Right now many states are drafting legislation to reassert their sovereignty. This needs to be supported. Some communities are creating their own currencies. This needs to be supported. Some states have even proposed their own currencies. This should be supported.

The federal government at the behest of the financial elite is going to be making moves towards a global financial regulatory system in the coming year. The new president's popularity will help grease the skids for this maneuver, so we need a full court press to not only shout down any of these proposed measures, but to encourage the opposite. Instead of scaling up the neo-liberal financial order, we need a return to common sense and economic fairness.
It has to be non-violent resistance. Riots will trigger the pre-arranged Hegelian solutions. This is really, really important for everybody to understand.

The global economic collapse is designed to trigger a stream of ‘benefits’ to the Illuminati agenda. One, as I have said from the start, is to use this as an excuse to impose a global economic dictatorship controlled by a world central bank. But there are many other ’solutions’ and connected ‘benefits’ that are planned to be exploited and we need to be streetwise to them.

The one I want to emphasise here is the need to stay calm and react peacefully to what is happening. This is not easy when there is so much stress and fear around with regard to the economic present and ‘future’, but we need to do it all the same or we will walk straight into a massive trap that has been set for us.

Let’s get this straight: They want you to riot in response to the unfolding economic catastrophe and we are already seeing people falling for this.

Why would the authorities want people to riot? Readers of my books over the years will see the answer immediately. They want an excuse to bring in a fully-fledged Police State all over the world and people who riot in their desperation (instigated invariably by agent-provocateurs) are just the excuse they are looking for.

Be very, very aware of anyone who starts rioting, or encourages others to do so, amid peaceful demonstrations. Who are they and why are they doing this when it is handing all the aces to the system to impose a Police State? They are either stupid or agents of that State.

...

Already waiting in the wings are the agent provocateurs and the useful idiots primed to start the riots and civil unrest that the idiots believe to be challenging the existing order. But the existing order was created by the same network of Illuminati families that are seeking to create the ‘new order’, the New World Order, which is planned to emerge from the turmoil and chaos they are now engineering.

To achieve this, as always, they need our cooperation and let no-one be in any doubt that those who choose to riot and loot in response to what is happening, and encourage others to riot and loot, are walking straight into the trap that has been laid for them. The government and military agent provocateurs will know that, the useful idiots will not, but it is time they did.

This is correct in my opinion. I've been watching events for a long time, and though it may sound crazy to the uninitiated, the fact is, if you do enough reading you find out that the Illuminati really does exist, and they really do want to control us to the nth degree, and they have nearly succeeded. They are thisclose to finishing the job. They just need to trigger the final chaos-inducing event, whether that's bird flu (as seems quite likely) or something else. And it would need to be soon because people are catching on quickly.

Let us unite behind that which affects everyone - the loss of our most basic freedoms. And if this is being planned now, what kind of world are our children and grandchildren going to live in? Can you live with that thought while doing nothing or rioting as the authorities want? I can’t.

We need to start getting organised in communities and groups to support each other and stop cooperating with the system - not to fight it. The system can only exist with our cooperation and acquiesce. We are holding it together. They have their men and women of violence, called the military and ‘Swat’ teams, to deal with violent resistance.

But their worst nightmare is our non-cooperation - the refusal to pay taxes; refusal to leave homes when banks foreclose on them; refusal to ‘comply’ with our own enslavement in any form. The system couldn’t cope if this was done on a mass scale. And that’s the point: to do this we need to do it en-masse and those not immediately affected need to support those who are.

Instead of compliance, we need the non-comply-dance of people who beat to a different drum and will not comply with what is unfair, unjust, or targets their freedom and the freedom of others. This approach does not refuse to comply in a spirit of hostility, rage or violence, but with love, joy and laughter - and an unbreakable determination not to cooperate with their own enslavement.

Read the whole thing. To finish up, recall that M. Scott Peck wrote in People of the Lie that if you want to confound and defeat the evil, speak and move in the language of love. They can't stand it.

3/8/09

Things break

Like my laptop, for instance. So I'm limping along here while it's being fixed. Bear with me. I'm lost without my bookmarks, dammit.

3/6/09

Bird Flu and the Hegelian Dialectic

This is how it's done...

Problem: Pandemic - NOTE: MANUFACTURE PROBLEM IN THE LAB

'Accidental' contamination of vaccine with live avian flu virus virtually impossible

No problem, they'll do it in the lab and brush off all serious inquiries. - Ed.

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, March 5, 2009

Czech newspapers are questioning if the shocking discovery of vaccines contaminated with the deadly avian flu virus which were distributed to 18 countries by the American company Baxter were part of a conspiracy to provoke a pandemic.

The claim holds weight because, according to the very laboratory protocols that are routine for vaccine makers, mixing a live virus biological weapon with vaccine material by accident is virtually impossible.

Read more @ Prison Planet

Reaction: Panic, Death, Economic Collapse

The media is not just a descriptor of events. It is also a powerful tool of manipulation. It is in fact, so powerful, that it can have a decisive role in the creation of explanations of reality that people rely on for their daily lives. The media is constantly used to shape our assumptions and to direct our focus of attention.
...

Therefore, if a certain issue is a matter of concern and the language of the media and the elite tends to stress the negativity, we must ask why.
...
In general that is not the message we are getting. So we need to ask where the alarmist and pessimistic atmosphere is leading us, and why.

Where? It is clear that it is leading us into a state of despair and confusion that will accelerate the economic dive.

Why? From what we have seen so far, we can think of two reasons: for the time being, to justify the bailouts that will save the pockets of the elite; and to hystericize the global society about the possibility of riots, looting, the collapse of the social fabric itself and even civil war.

Read more @ SOTT

Solution: Push you right into the government's arms, because they are there to HELP YOU with Martial Law (to "preserve critical infrastructure" and "maintain civil order"), forced vaccinations (to "mitigate illness, suffering and death"), camps (aka "domestic quarantine stations"), etc.

Governors take steps to safeguard Continuity of Government during a pandemic outbreak

In 2007 and early 2008, the NGA Center conducted a series of regional pandemic preparedness workshops involving 55 states and territories and the District of Columbia to examine the non-medical implications of a pandemic. The workshops explored continuity of government, the provision of essential government services, the maintenance of critical infrastructure and the effects of a pandemic on commerce and the economy.

Read more @ National Governors Association

Federal Response Stages - CHECK OUT HOW PREPARED THEY ARE FOR THIS

Below is a table that maps the World Health Organization (WHO) pandemic phases to the U.S. federal response stages. Following the table is more detailed information for each of the federal response stages, including goals, actions, and policy decisions based on the outbreak situation and the risk posed to the U.S.


Read more @ PandemicFlu.gov and AvianFlu.gov

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