State Dept. Was Looking for Answers

Here:

blogs.state.gov/stories/2015/02/20/what-solutions-do-you-think-are-most-critical-countering-violent-extremism?page=1#comment-29379

So I gave them some:

The most important pieces involve taming the military industrial complex and its incessant need for more contracts, etc. This is the biggest problem by far because once you set up a system where profit is dependent on unending problems and give that system nearly limitless power and secrecy in which to operate, the results are obvious: unending conflict. The second issue is closely related and that is getting media and intelligence back to proportion. Both have become politicized and cherry pick info rather than provide assessments related to reality. This results in public panic rather than realizing dying from lightning, or accident, is more likely than terrorism. Also related, end the spinoff programs related to MKULTRA that were used on, for example, Whitey Bulger and Ted Kaczynski, and maybe even the Mujaheddin in Afghanistan by CIA after they acquired the Russian acoustic psycho-correction system.

America creates most of its own monsters, so this boils down to looking in the mirror. Not something we’re likely to do, so just continue pretending.

What’s Persona Management?

Here come the jesters, one, two three…

Patrick MacGuire, “Why Is Barrett Brown Facing 100 Years in Prison?,” VICE, 31 January 2013:

vice.com/en_ca/read/why-is-barrett-brown-facing-100-years-in-jail

Alongside Abraxas and Cubic on those tax filings is another company called Ntrepid. According to Florida State’s records of corporations, Richard Helms is the director of that company. In 2011, Barrett’s work helped lead the Guardian to their report that Ntrepid won a $2.76 million-dollar contract from Centcom (U.S. Central Command), to create “online persona management” software, also known as “sockpuppetry.” To break it down in plain English, online persona management was created to populate social networks with a bunch of fake and believable social media personas to “influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.”

Yeah, but how is pro-American defined? We seem to be more interested in provoking anyone and everyone to violence in order to go spend more warbucks.

Nick Field and Ian Cobain, “Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media: Military’s ‘sock puppet’ software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda,” The Guardian, 17 March 2011:

theguardian.com/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks

The project has been likened by web experts to China’s attempts to control and restrict free speech on the internet. Critics are likely to complain that it will allow the US military to create a false consensus in online conversations, crowd out unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not correspond with its own objectives.

And again, the history of the CIA and its relationship with the American people and the troops as an adversarial one, as an enemy:

This concept of guerilla warfare as a political war turns Psychological Operations into the factor that determines the results. The target, then, are the minds of the population, the entire population: Our troops, the enemy troops, and the civil population.

CIA Guerrilla Warfare Manual

In case you still aren’t getting that you are the target and that your head is full of bullshit…

Michael B. Kelley, ” The NDAA Legalizes The Use Of Propaganda On The US Public,” Business Insider, 21 May 2012

Davis defines IO as “the integrated employment of electronic warfare (EW), computer network operations (CNO), psychological operations (PSYOP), military deception (MILDEC), and operations security (OPSEC), in concert with specified supporting and related capabilities, to influence, disrupt, corrupt or usurp adversarial human and automated decision making while protecting our own.”

If you don’t agree with the genocide of Muslims being performed by your government in order to take your money and give it to billionaires in the defense industry who then kick some back to the criminals you elected, then are you making “adversarial” decisions? Seems plain that you are.

IO are primarily used to target foreign audiences, but Davis cites numerous senior leaders who want to (in the words of  Colonel Richard B. Leap) “protect a key friendly center of gravity, to wit US national will” by repealing the Smith-Mundt Act to allow the direct deployment of these tactics on the American public.

Davis subsequently explains the “cumulative failure of our nation’s major media in every category” as they continually interviewed only those senior U.S. officials who had top-level access, even as the officials given that clearance were required to stick to “talking points” given to them by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Not about you anymore anyhow. They just want you to shut up while they take every last cent you’ve got.

Sean McElwee, “The Rich Own Our Democracy, New Evidence Suggests,” Occupy/AJAM, 18 February 2015:

occupy.com/article/rich-own-our-democracy-new-evidence-suggests

I, for one, welcome our 20% Lycra overlords.

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BBD – Fate Update: They All Are Teh Suck

Update to this.

Turns out that the State of Michigan’s case against the Squidgate juror’s husband’s doctor is due in part to an angry ex-wife’s vengeance. She’s the one who spread the rumors, to the doctor’s neighbors, that he is a sexual deviant.

The other piece, he refuses to use some outsourced contractor’s Medicaid computer system due to it being so expensive. This is considered fraud apparently. It’s no surprise Snyder would go after people balking at paying monopolies that prey on small businesses.

The ex-wife has said she will destroy his business, destroy him, and then murder him. Which lines up pretty close with the kind of mentality one expects from Snyder or for that matter Obama, Bush, Clinton, and federal legislators through their thugs at FBI, CIA, etc. They encourage murder, and perform it pretty much daily.

Godzilla government. Cannibal capitalism. Zombie fascism/corporatism. Kommissars in the Service of Satan. At all levels of government, from all parties.

And Three Dead Christians

Teen goes to bible study, shoots parents, gets killed by police.

msn.com/en-us/news/crime/deadly-police-chase-leads-to-gruesome-discovery/vi-BBhFV9e?ocid=ASUDHPm

Warring factions keeping score? Willard’s “cold war” going hot?

That Small Nagging Hope

It seems clear. We are headed toward a global conflict over what there is. It is going to happen, is already happening albeit in the early stages.

This is why, of course, there is no law–that is the even application of it–in the United States. There is only the will of the Deep State and it has decided that some folks are just going to have to leave.

This power structure is further broken down into three or four basic subgroups that all agree on that, may merely disagree on who precisely needs to go and on what methods to employ to achieve those ends.

The first is the power behind the Religious Right portion of the Republican Party. Hate, fear, superstition are employed in order to create out-groups that receive overt or less obvious nods to be extinguished. It is in the rhetoric of so many politicians who say, for example, gays should be killed or put in concentration camps. The obvious Islamophobia that goes along with this is what provides support for, for example, American Sniper. That the real title character also claimed, unconfirmed, that he killed thirty black people after Hurricane Katrina hardly bothers them. This is the Seven Mountains movement of Ted Cruz. This is the Jewish conversion to Christianity movement to bring the Second Coming of George W. Bush. This is the American Jihads of Erik Prince. This is the Spiritual Fitness Test of the radical Catholics among the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Department of Defense and NATO. This is Prop 8 in California secretly backed by the CoJCofLDS and the flood of Mormon missionaries into the CIA under Reagan. It is on the state level, Kansas and Tennessee where it is legal to fire someone from a job for being LGBT. It’s also Palin, though she spans the gap between this one and the next two because she’s really just about her.

But this is also the antitheism of Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher. That their motives may differ doesn’t bring them out of this category, but rather shows them as useful tools for the same. Dupes, if you will, like perhaps the man who murdered three Muslims in North Carolina recently. Was he, too, subject to covert harassment appearing as bad luck over and over again, reminiscent of “persistent adversity” that operates as part of brainwashing? Then pumped up a few notches with microwave NLWs that that Navy tells us can cause thrombosis and hypertension, and the Army compared to the administration of drugs in their respective FOIA documents? Then maybe had his ire directed via the subliminal use of V2K–proven to exist per the Army again, or acoustic psycho-correction that the Russians used to prep their special forces for atrocities against civilians in Afghanistan in the 80s, and CIA acquired soon after?

Why not? It’s a proxy war and they use their proxies.

The second group is closest to this one. It is the so-called fiscal conservatives who don’t share the religious views but tolerate and employ them in order to maintain unity. All that matters to them is cash flow. This is the George F. Will, Richard Scaife, and Karl Rove part of the party. They are just as pleased to murder Muslims and anyone else that they can as long as it serves the overall goal.

The third is also closely related but sometimes in conflict. The Tea Party. The Pauls, the Kochs, and Peter Thiel are the most famous of this group. Thiel reportedly wants to build his own offshore oasis, a country unto itself, to prove Ayn Rand correct I suppose. Yet Thiel’s Palantir is trusted with America’s secrets just like Stratfor and Booz/Carlyle.

The Tea Party–who I at least agree that there’s something very, very wrong going on though not on what nor probably the solutions, wants mob rule. They want the right to shun people based on race, sexual preference, profession such as sex worker, etc. They don’t want anyone telling them how to behave and who to not hate. They view that as a right, a freedom.

Interestingly, I think this group makes up some percentage of Anonymous. Another significant portion is the Anarchists, who also want government out of their lives but in part in order to prevent the government from doing the very things that the TP wants to do, ie, inflict economic injustice on whomever they see fit and to elevate individuals, eg billionaires, above the rest of us. Strange bedfellows.

Then of course we have the Democrats who are not at all as liberal or progressive as these other groups would have us think. They aren’t even moderate, really. They are rightwing. Both their rhetoric and the rhetoric of these other groups would have you think otherwise, but if you just look at what they do, not what they say, they’re just a warring faction attempting to wrest control. Let’s put Bezos, Omidyar, Soros, Gates, Schmidt, etc. in this category along with the Clintons and the Obamas. This group doesn’t really believe in anything, merely the accumulation and extension of power. They are at times pragmatic and have the added charm of not usually pushing the doctrines of these other groups do verbally and yet backing and protecting their actions when it serves their purposes. Clinton’s gutting of welfare and Glass-Steagal. Obama’s continuation of torture and renditions and the increase in hate-generating drone strikes on civilian populations, as well as his war on whistleblowers and surreptitious means of crushing journalism and dissent from antiwar and economic justice groups.

What does this all mean? It means the one thing power can agree on is shit runs downhill. And that means that, eventually, any group that doesn’t have protected status is going on the watch and terror lists. Rightwing will not because that’s a protected group as we saw when Napolitano got grilled by Congress for suggesting that the data supported the idea that it was a problem.

No, it will be women, the poor, African Americans, LGBT, Muslims, atheists, real liberals and progressives, anyone not doing their part to aid these insane factions in their evil plans and of course lots of hapless people ignorant of the whole mess because this is a machine like the former Soviet Union’s and it requires bullshit fuel in order to run. People will be accused of things that they are not guilty of just to create the appearance that Problem X is a real problem. Still others will be, as they tried with me, forced into a corner and pushed and pushed until they crack and go apeshit in order to support the “lone wolf” narrative. Those people will have actually carried out whatever it is that they are accused of, but aren’t technically guilty because they were tortured into doing it.

So, it is bleak.

But that small sliver of hope is to spread the word and, at least, mitigate it a bit. Maybe even prevent one group from becoming the boogeyman that these factions want.

But that would mean some folks have got to catch on. You’ve got to grasp at least the basics and see that this is not space aliens or wild fantasy. This is technology and methods that the government itself admitted exist. It is the employment of dirty tricks that they were caught using in the past. And it is the psychological and philosophical motives that I describe above motivating them.

It’s all there.

David Carr, 1956-2015

Update: autopsy shows lung cancer as cause of death

Ed Pilkington, ” David Carr obituary: must-read newsman with a burning belief in the importance of truth,” The Guardian, 13 February 2015:

theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/13/david-carr

I wonder sometimes why I even bother.

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The middle related to this, “The Entrapment of Barrett Brown.”

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Repeat: “Senator Down.”

New Tabs {Updated}

Conspiracy Theories. and Seymour Hersh’s NYT article on domestic spying from 1974.

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