Phony Choices

Someone brought up a new push for privatizing police. One can see why, with the shootings and lack of accountability.

But what happens when they no longer serve the public at all and become full-time corporate mercenaries?

1} You’ll have to pay-to-play. The poor will have no legal recourse at all. This is, by the way, how MI5 radicalized ‘Jihad Joe,’ according to CAGEUK:

http://cageuk.org/press-release/jihadi-john-radicalised-britain

British security services have systematically engaged in the harassment of young Muslims, rendering their lives impossible and leaving them with no legal avenue to redress their situation.

So as a desirable oligarch side-effect, being poor will be an even bigger crime that it has historically been. Vagrancy will equal suspicion of terrorism and that will result in abduction, torture, droning, etc. Can’t figure out why the Democrats want this, since libertarianism doesn’t really strike me as their thing, but I suppose it aligns well enough with the interests of multinationals that do, since that is their thing.

{Reminder: Corporations are not actually job creators, they are job killers. As productivity increases, the need for job decreases as does the need to pay decent wages.

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So that is a bullshit excuse designed to make pols feel better about selling their constituents down the River Styx.

Maybe life wasn’t supposed to be lived at 120MPH at the bottom of a corporate ladder.}.

2} It will be politicized. You will live in constant fear of being abducted and taken to a black site on made up charges simply because frowned or snickered when you heard bullshit issue from the mouths of some powerful politician. Your politics will be informed not by your conscience and reason but by force.

This was one of the points I tried to make in The Wisp, I suppose. Hilarious to think of all those people who once took the likes of the original Red Dawn to be a likely scenario. Likely the same people who think ISIS * is about to come roaring down the street and force them into living under Sharia law today.

But it will be like having an occupying force here. They’ll just be Americans. For all the difference that will make.

The point? All roads lead to the same place. Leave the police system as it is and continue to watch people shot, beaten, tortured without legal recourse. Try to fix it, and your fix leads to mercenaries.

This is the game. Give you “options” on what you think you want, get you to fight for it, only to find it was worse than what you tried to fix. A bit like “forcing a card” in stage magic:

http://www.wikihow.com/Perform-a-Card-Force-Trick

You then “force” this card on a victim who thinks he is picking of his own free will.

Things just aren’t always what they seem, folks. The difficulty is in recognizing, acknowledging, accepting that you really are at this point considered an enemy of the State by default and not allowing that knowledge to radicalize you or make you paranoid or insane. Power and wealth are being concentrated in fewer hands than before. The natural result of this is power plays among the players with the rest of us as pawns, assets, and at the same time a source of more wealth and power.

* Forget when I wrote the stuff above; soon after the previous post. More news cycles have–to a small degree–shifted existential threat from ISIS to some banana republic.

I can sort of understand how busy people could be so uninformed. They rely on entertainment news for information and those are pretty much all controlled by DoD and billionaires as is anything else of note and influence. But that at least I get.

What I don’t get is how there’s not the slightest inkling of suspicion when we go from these trumped up phony threats over and over. It’s like some demented Keystone Cops short where everybody runs one direction then suddenly another in a sped up dramatic, panicked pantomime. I suppose if being paraiahed out of your social circle has an advantage, it is being outside enough to view the effects of groupthink.

There’s been a lot made regarding the claim that the Obama administration has dubbed itself the most transparent administration in history. Certainly such a claim is laughable when you view how and what they have blocked from being viewed by the public and the legal-shakiness of how they accomplish such blocks.

But, viewed another way, in a sense, they are the most transparent. We now know that power has absolutely no regard for law, promises, and human decency. We know that torture and killing people in order to secure the future of warfare is more important than education. We know that protecting the crimes of previous administration’s, even if not doing so could have been used to further stated goals, is the most important thing of all.

I tend to now only pay attention to what pols actually do and not what they say except to point out the discrepancies. Stated goals have no meaning when they are not coupled with complementary action.

And the only actions I see are unending, unbelievably intrusive mass surveillance, the militarizing police who shoot unarmed people all the time with little to no consequences, legislation specific to protecting a single food monopoly from prosecution whereas as lame as it was DC used to bust up monopolies, domestic PSYOPs approved by Congress and the POTUS under the NDAAs, COINTELPRO redux, false-flag violence, via psychological harassment and denial of means of redress, drone-ready preparation roll out at every airport in the United States, black site torture not only by the Federal government but by State and Local governments as well, baldfaced lies designed to cover preposterously obvious criminality, and rampant greed and failure of responsibility of elected officials regardless of party. See for example Christie and Rahm both ripping off their constituents and not even caring that the public knows.

That’s the point. The public has been trained. The fascists learned their lessons after Vietnam and quietly built the bullshit machine to counter every single thing that went wrong the first time they tried to convert us to fascism while hiding behind representative democracy. It isn’t that we don’t think, many of us, that we’ve elected crooks. It’s that we often don’t see how it affects us and don’t believe that we could change it if we wanted to bother.

Then there’s the people who are constantly projecting their own values on to others. They hear the words issuing from Cruz’, Paul’s or Obama’s mouth and think the words mean the same things to the speakers as the listeners, as if these people ever really mean what they say in the first place. Faking sincerity: Still the best skill a politician has.

Well, that and better means and methods than you see on stupid spy and cop shows to abuse people with. That’s the other problem: Too many people think if X existed then they certainly would have heard of it. Like the black swan, just not always so.

All roads lead to Dystopia and power loves it.

And a small update to the “What’s Persona Management” post below. There’s a relatively popular account that appears to be just a very, very Dem, gay-married, religious, boy with a cop father.

Seen the photo change periodically. And they don’t seem to the same person. I suppose if I were more interested in Twitter followers than truth, I might use a phony photo as well.

But then you gotta wonder if the other details are correct.

And then maybe whether there’s a real person belonging to the account or not.

I tend not to ask that. There is little difference between a paid political party operative or a GCHQ or CIA operative using a fake account and just a person who has been conditioned to say the same things that the people controlling those other orgs want you to say, think, and, as a result of that, do.

Catch my drift? Frankly, I think the operatives might have more depth, would tend to be more helpful having not only access to answers, but to your private questions as well.

For Jollies

Shane Harris, ” SPY: CIA KEPT ME FROM MY SOULMATE,” Daily Beast, 2 March 2015:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/02/spy-cia-kept-me-from-my-soulmate.html

It’s like my Nam vet uncle said decades ago… They don’t allow happiness. They want vicious and miserable. Part of the reason CIA has highest suicide rate. The rest being they don’t actually do what is advertised, typically the opposite.

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.

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