Auf Wiedersehen, Miss American Pie

You might find some solace in the fact that a country with a partial electorate this gullible and people in positions of power this insane and/or manipulative…

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…is going to get what it deserves. But the question came up regarding this prediction when I was discussing it the other night:

Travis Getty, “Here’s How the US Empire Will Devolve Into Fascism and Then Collapse — According to Science,” Raw Story, 7 December 2016:

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/heres-how-the-us-empire-will-devolve-into-fascism-and-then-collapse-according-to-science/

[a Norwegian professor at the University of Hawaii and Transcend Peace University, Johan Galtung] predicted in his 2009 book, “The Fall of the American Empire — and then What?” that the U.S. was plagued by 15 internal contradictions that would end its global power by 2020, and Galtung warned that phase of the decline would usher in a period of reactionary fascism.

American fascism would spring from its capacity for global violence, a vision of exceptionalism, a belief in an inevitable and final war between good and evil, the cult of a strong state leading that battle, and a cult of the “strong leader.”

Galtung said all of those elements presented themselves during the Bush era, but he fears fascist tendencies could sharpen under Trump as those cultists lash out in disbelief at the loss of American power.

The sociologist identified unsustainable economic, social, military and political contradictions that would eventually topple the U.S. as a world power.

“What’s going to take its place?”

What indeed?

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While a portion of this is nothing new, the point is I had not carried my thinking quite far enough. The point? There are people in government who don’t just want to cripple the federal government; they want to completely destroy it.

They want to set up Ted Cruz’s Dominionist/Seven Mountains kingdom, reflecting more Saudi Arabia than true Sharia Law, though certainly there are elements of legislating the bedroom that would fit with this nutty element’s intrusion upon what occurs between consenting adults. This while ignoring what occurs in the military between a non-consenting adult and a rapist. Since this works in the favor of multinationals who are waiting their turn to run the world, it continues and the loony tunes march toward inverted fascism and/or fascism seems inevitable. Imagine the Saudis controlling the Taliban and you get the idea with the difference being a Western spin with Jesus instead of Mohamed on the war banners.

This is because only a state–and then only a powerful one–could possibly present an obstacle to direct corporate control of the planet.

And that is largely because the intelligence community is just following orders. Nur nach Befehlen. Can you hear me now?

{Some tags are unrelated to the main point, eg., FINDERS.}

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Return of the Ranchers

INTRO

This is at least in part a rejoinder to the previous post, though I had no idea that the previous post would turn out to be so timely. I am speaking of the “armed protestors,” “ranchers,” “militia,” or whatever it is particular outfits are calling the guys who took over a building in a national forest.

Yes, if they were black they’d probably all be dead. Yes, if they were Muslim they’d be called terrorists and little else…and also be all dead.

With the language of the MSM and the reaction of the government out of the way, can we talk about what else this story is about now?

BACKGROUND

I am a big believer in peace, reason, checks and balances, oversight, and truth. Despite my personal belief in peace and the typically ridiculous reasons that some people don’t trust the government, I cannot see my way clear to viewing this as a gun problem.

As Carl Nyberg noted on Twitter, guns don’t seem like a likely path to a desirable society, and I agree. But history tells us that guns only in the hands of fascists leads to a fascist government. Checks and balances on Congress’ standing army was the original reason for the 2nd Amendment in the first place, though it has perhaps since been mangled.

But I can’t see handing more power, if only relative or perception of power, to the government and the special business interests that it represents at the expense of most people. Because there are many legitimate reasons to distrust the government. Our current President, just like the previous President and barring something that I would label as a miracle, our next President, is not a believer in peace, checks and balances, oversight. Reason, perhaps, but it is fairly useless when it has to rely on near constant lies, mangling of the English language {“collect” at NSA, “enhanced interrogation” at CIA, etc.}, general disinfo to implement it.

We’re talking about a government that not only spies on literally everyone it can but who also has tested, as part of a larger effort, controlling what people see on social media to see if that alters their mood. They report it worked, or at least they reported that after they were forced to admit that they were doing it in the first place.

We’re also talking about a government who knows that torture does not provide truth but does provide whatever the torturer wants to hear. And what the torturer wants to hear is whatever will provide more fuel for endless wars and money spent on intelligence and security in both the government and the private sector. And they lied about torture as well.

We’re also talking about a government who we know, without a doubt, whether the numbers are dropping or not, planned, funded, and in some cases cajoled people into saying that they would perform some acts of terror. We know this. We know some of those people are mentally challenged, some even physically challenged, and some with mental illness. Where I grew up, this would be referred to as bullying…the very same kind of bullying, except with the funding, tools, trained personnel, and approval of the world’s superpower, as that same government made a big deal out of suggesting schools should have a ‘zero tolerance’ for. They are also lying about this. I know because I got a former FBI agent to block me on Twitter this morning. And that before I could call him an asshole.

We’re also talking about a government that is doing nonconsensual human experimentation. I note that there are three more days to comment to HHS before you will be totally ignored in favor of people who keep politicians’ personal and election coffers stuffed with the green.

So, while I do not own and will not buy a gun, I can see some very legitimate reasons for not trusting the government any more that I would trust any number of other answerable to no one at all organizations.

And yet there is some kind of disconnect, at least to an extent, on the Left about this. It’s as though we still think laws somehow matter when they are only applied in certain circumstances, only when directed at certain people, and when, despite one idjit being caught, there is an affluenza epidemic and the latest deal between Obama and Koch involves giving out free affluenza booster shots.

BACKGROUND – MILITIA

Mentioned this before but it’s been a while. On at least six occasions, people have suggested or offered for me to go visit militias. The first three occurred after my first visit with FBI in Minneapolis. In one of those instances, it was someone who knew absolutely nothing about my situation and was just really making small talk.

And yet that kind of thing has happened over and over again. Again, it is possible for someone to be used without even realizing that they are being used. Seen it too many times, and I have done it myself without realizing it at the time. Don’t want to get bogged down in how I think this works, merely noting that it does. Seemed like innocent suggestions, were as far as some of the people involved were concerned, but meant something different to me in context as it would someone doing heavy surveillance and associated COINTELPRO mixed w/MKULTRA style harassment.

Then later came a pair of brothers in Michigan. Don’t think that they are identical, but appear so. Anyway, yet another reminder that “There’s always the independent armed paranoiacs to join up with because the US government who fucked you over sure as shit isn’t interested in helping some faggot unless they can figure out how to make big bucks doing so.” Or words to that affect. {These two brothers made a cameo appearance in Inthrallis during Moller’s escape from the hospital even though in fiction it seemed improbable given a certain other pair of twins, who also, were it in a book this would be ridiculous, last name Hammond just like the ranchers in question in Oregon.}

BACKGROUND – BUNDY RANCH MAN

Quickly because I’ve covered it before. Went to the St. Clair County courthouse to help a woman who believed she was being harassed by parties unknown and was facing becoming a ward of the {partially privatized} state. I was to catch a ride at a local restaurant and met up with her and two other men there. I was of course curious to see what her story was and if I could find any truth to it.

{Briefly, it turned out she had prevented a mass shooting years before. The real question wasn’t “Is she crazy?” The real question should have been, “why did someone drive a 20-year career nurse who prevented a workplace shooting crazy and then hand her off to a judge who may have financial reasons for seeing people lose their ability to determine where and how to spend their disability checks?“}.

Anyway, I don’t always use names on the blog because I don’t have the permission of the people involved. In this case I will use his first name, Ken.

Ken was from Texas. Ken ran a successful printing company for over a decade. Ken came to drive us to the courthouse. We ordered breakfast and then Ken told me he had just been at the Bundy Ranch standoff.

Though Ken had stopped trusting Alex Jones/InfoWars/PrisonPlanet some months prior due to Alex’s unwillingness to talk about the new COINTELPRO, he had been a listener for years and said many of the other people at Bundy Ranch were as well.

The reason Ken started listening to Alex Jones in the first place, why he was there, why he went to the Bundy Ranch, etc. was because he started being harassed. His business went under. He got divorced. Is any of that sounding familiar? If not, please re-read the previous post, especially the quote about COINTELPRO by the Church/Tower committee.

Ken also made the same kinds of claims about having had his head messed with via means unknown that African-Americans Aaron Alexis and Myron May made. Note that May also lost his career and his life fell apart just before he went “postal,” though May only wounded some people before being killed.

See also previous post paragraph about Alex Jones, Stratfor, and CIA.

THE POINT

I think we’re missing it. The same people who lauded the Iranian takeover of the Tehran Saudi embassy by protestors are lambasting these people because they don’t like their politics. I think that’s a terrible reason. While, yes, we are talking about guns, not speech, we’re essentially saying, “OK for police and spy agencies who did and do all of these horrible things to have guns, but not individual citizens, especially when they are ignorant, misinformed, disinformed, rightwing, racist, etc.” You trust the government who has sold everyone out to big business, has an enormous budget, known to lie incessantly about it’s own crimes, performs secret legislation and very questionable legislation to legalize what they have typically already been doing {breaking the law} for years, more than a bunch of yahoos. And you fear the yahoos more than people performing human experimentation, torture, mass surveillance, war crimes, etc.? I just don’t get it.

It’s like the Left version of xenophobia. I haven’t sorted out the specific details of who, what and why but I don’t really think I need to. The law doesn’t apply to Monsanto, Koch and the CIA. Since that is so, why in the fuck should I support it when it applies to some angry ranchers or militia?

Further, the Feds have been trying to sell off public lands, have done a miserable job of protecting wildlife from fracking, and the DoD is one of the world’s biggest polluters. Give me a break, this is not about any kind of benevolence.

Among my people, we carry many such words as this from many lands, many worlds. Many are equally good and are as well respected, but wherever we have gone, no words have said this thing of importance in quite this way. Look at these three words written larger than the rest, with a special pride never written before, or since, tall words proudly saying, “We the People”. That which you call Ee’d Plebnista, was not written for the chiefs of kings, or the warriors or the rich or the powerful, but for ALL the people! Down the centuries, you have slurred the meaning of the words, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty, to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution”. These words and the words that follow, were not written only for the Yangs, but for the Kohms as well! They must apply to everyone, or they mean nothing!

The Captain said it, so it must be true.

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What Can We Learn From the Pando / Intercept Divide?

INTRO

This is likely to be long and rambly. Mostly, I’m writing it to get my own thoughts organized so I can stop thinking about it. I’m not expecting kumbaya or anything similar. Nor am I seeking to stir up trouble or open any old wounds.

Probably there’s a lot of extraneous stuff in here as well. That’s because the big picture is important as is attempting to repair or redress this incredibly broken system those of us in the US have to deal with.

BACKGROUND

In 2010, the following three pieces were written. The second is a response to the first and the third a response to that response.

Mark Ames and Yasha Levine, “TSAstroturf: The Washington Lobbyists and Koch-Funded Libertarians Behind the TSA Scandal,” Nation, 23 November 2010:

http://www.thenation.com/article/tsastroturf-washington-lobbyists-and-koch-funded-libertarians-behind-tsa-scandal/

Glenn Greenwald, “Anatomy of a journalistic smear job,” Salon, 24 November 2010:

http://www.salon.com/2010/11/24/tyner/

Mark Ames and Yasha Levine, “A Response to Glenn Greenwald,” Nation, 25 November 2010:

http://www.thenation.com/article/response-glenn-greenwald/

{Note that some time has passed and perhaps some perspectives have changed a little. For example, Misters Ames and Levine now live in the US, while Mr. Greenwald now lives in Brazil. Given Rio’s reputation for having a very active CIA station, there must at least be a small piece of common ground. Additionally, I’m sure events such as transpired with the Guardian over the NSA/GCHQ documents, the detainment of Mr. Miranda in the UK, and the theft of a laptop made at least some forms of government harassment visceral for Mr. Greenwald. On the other hand, he makes mention of the possibility of government reprisals against Mr. Tyner in his response, so perhaps that was already in mind just over five years ago.}

The main question revolves around the backlash against TSA airport screening. The secondary question is about whether the backlash against it is a grassroots or “astroturf” {a movement that appears to be a grassroots movement or a spontaneous “will of the people” action and is in reality backed by a corporation, wealthy individuals, government, or some other powerful entity}. The third thing is about the treatment of one John Tyner in the first piece.

If there is indeed some reason for Koch and others to want to bash TSA {there is, privatization, which is, if climate change doesn’t get us first, going to be the principle reason for the decline of this country}, then this issue is also a bit of a chimera. On the one hand, we want our rights and dignity. On the other, we don’t want special business interests using infringement on either to result in handing over essential government services over to low-paid contractors who will provide worse service but receive less bad press for it just so rich assholes can make a buck.

Backing up a little, I recall back during the early healthcare reform debate that people like Keith Olberman suggested that the people, typically senior citizens, disrupting town hall meetings on the subject must have been paid Koch brothers plants. No such connections were ever found. Why? I’ll get to that in a minute. But in the meantime, compare the visions in our heads of what healthcare reform was going to be and what we got and ask yourself if it’s even worth discussing a past fight over something that fell so short of the promise.

I can easily see this chimera problem, by the way, as being what is behind a lot of the attention on the police shootings. By merely suggesting that there is a lot of media attention on these and that there might be a special business interest reason for it {privatization of police was a primary goal of Blackwater, as Mr. Scahill knows} it makes it sound like I’m callous to, mostly African-Americans, being gunned down by police. I am not. I am merely suggesting that the idea that we demand changes from our government will likely result in changes for the worse, not better, because that is Washington’s current and recent past track record. If they can find a way to make a buck, they will. We are to that point.

A brief anecdote: I saw petitions in Michigan to build another bridge to Canada in order to, I was told, alleviate traffic, provide competition, and some other things. Sounded good during the pitch. The real reason? So some wealthy man could make a bunch more money by owning a bridge subsidized by taxpayers. Framed as being in the public interest, sold to me by ordinary people who may not have even been aware of any ulterior motives, and it sounded like a good idea.

ARE WE BEING PLAYED?

So how do we wind up in these situations where it appears as if “the people” are speaking but are wittingly or probably more often unwittingly serving some other purpose?

Let me count the ways. For starters, here’s what FBI was able to accomplish in the 1950s and 1960s without any magical powers that I am aware of:

Groups and individuals have been harassed and disrupted because of their political views and their lifestyles. Investigations have been based upon vague standards whose breadth made excessive collection inevitable. Unsavory and vicious tactics have been employed–including anonymous attempts to break up marriages, break up meetings, ostracize persons from their professionals, and provoke target groups into rivalries that might result in deaths. Intelligence agencies have served the political and personal objectives of presidents and other high officials. While the agencies often committed excesses in response to pressure from high officials in the Executive branch and Congress, they also occasionally initiated improper activities on their own and then concealed them from officials whom they had a duty to inform.

{Citation here https://mccoyote.wordpress.com/coint/}.

Stop and think about that for a moment. Pit two groups or individuals against each other without either being aware that it was the FBI behind it. Destroyed marriages, got people ostracized from their professions. And CIA did/does this with entire nations.

Then there’s Cass Sunstein’s “cognitive infiltration” and Alex Jones’ very popular disinformation efforts. This latter is most likely connected to intelligence subcontractor Stratfor {Jones hired two people from Stratfor, was or perhaps still is a subscriber, and I.W. shared Stratfor’s IP address early in their creation} which in turn is most likely connected to CIA and/or one or more of the other US intelligence agencies. We are being fed info-crap by our own government.

Then, we have discovered more recently, that the Koch brothers do indeed have their own intelligence division that keeps an eye on protestors.

Then we have not only the JTRIG slides from the Snowden trove but also, after at first denying it, the Department of Defense {and again some indication of CIA involvement if only guilt by association} in controlling the kinds of stories that people see in their feeds on social media. This was billed as being part of preparing for civil breakdown, and yet was a response not to any kind of civil unrest but rather the financial shenanigans of too-big-too-fail banks.

At the same time, there’s this guilt-by-association or personal politics thing that, really, is at times overdoing it.

SWITCHING GEARS SLIGHTLY, BRIEFLY

I not only worked on the Ground Zero Mosque project in 2009 {which had clear connections to both the FBI and CIA, and was likely being used–illegally–as an election wedge issue to mobilize the bases of both major parties} but also a housing project in Almaty, Kazakstan. I ran across this gem just recently, even though the article is from months ago. I did read elsewhere that some soldiers alleged there is a US biological weapons base there in late 2013 or early 2014.

Sarah A. Topol, “Black Cat in a Dark Room: A Week in the Mysterious Sleeping Villages of Kazakhstan” BuzzFeed, 23 July 2015:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahatopol/a-week-in-the-mysterious-sleeping-villages-of-kazakhstan

There are some bizarre similarities here with regards to hallucinations in Krasnogorsk, Kazakstan in 2010 with what transpired in Pont-St-Esprit, France in the 1950s. From the former:

When Lyuba woke up four days later, she didn’t remember anything. The nurse told her she’d had a stroke. Lyuba tried to stand. She put her legs down, but it was as if they didn’t exist — there was nothing under her. These legs aren’t mine, she thought.

Residents started noticing helicopters flying overhead — could they be spraying something? People saw ghosts. One woman saw UFOs, small red and blue orbs that hung a few feet above the earth; others swore they’d seen them too.

From the latter:

Eventually, the young man was tied down with thick leather straps, in a prone position on his back, onto a cot in a local jail cell. Within minutes, however, he had loosened one strap and chewed the others in pieces with such a frenzy and intensity that some of his teeth fell out of his bloody mouth. When he finally managed to break loose, he screamed that monsters were attacking him and he seized the metal bars of his cell, frantically trying to escape. With superhuman strength, he was able to bend them slightly, before he was again restrained.

Another young lad of about twelve years of age ran about the town screaming that dead people were rising up out of the ground at a nearby cemetery. “They’re coming to eat us, they’re coming to eat us alive,” warned the frantic boy….

{H.P. Albarelli, A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments, Trine Day, 2011, p. 351}.

See also, Alex Pasternack, “Why the U.S. Is Building a High-Tech Bubonic Plague Lab in Kazakhstan,” Motherboard/VICE, 27 August 2013:

http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/why-the-us-is-building-a-high-tech-plague-lab-in-kazakhstan

And, Jeffrey K. Silverman, “Secret Bio-War Program Discovered,” Veterans Today, 6 October 2013:

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/10/06/georgia-to-open-lugar-biolab-to-russian-experts/

{Scroll down for the Kazakhstan portion}.

BACK TO THE POINT

But I had no idea that any of my work was in any way connected to the intelligence community at the time that I worked on those projects. It was just work. Which means that if I didn’t see it then lots of other people don’t see it either.

AND THE BUTTON

I am indebted to Edward Snowden and the people who reported on what he revealed. It does little good to say that, because he leans Libertarian or because NSA is government and it doesn’t seem to directly damage companies like Palantir, Booz Allen Hamilton, HBGary Federal, etc. that we should then not concern ourselves with surveillance {and look again, more than that–GCHQ online PSYOP similar to what USDOD’s Minerva seems to want to accomplish} when NSA, CIA, FBI, etc. all protect these contractors from scrutiny and responsibility; when they actively abuse their powers perhaps just so our approximately 70% private intelligence community can be further privatized; when these gross violations of privacy are abused for both political and financial purposes. Government both hold the contracts and are charged with holding private contractors responsible for abuses. The buck has to go there.

At the same time I am indebted to Mark Ames for his reporting on both the sort of natural result of privatization and Reaganomics as it pertains to “going postal” {since my ‘marriage’ was destroyed by the government and I was ‘ostracized’ from my profession, resulting in my having to resort to being a security guard for a time just to survive financially as well as spending my small retirement fund} and the less naturally occurring version of that involving Lois Lang and her shooting of a CIA money man who became too flashy to allow to continue {since some of the newer, field instead of lab, techniques were likewise employed against me}.

Totally get that we need hard evidence. But also get that the situation is so dire, and the motives often so obvious, that it seems like losing a battle over principles against an opponent who has none, who is very practiced at lying, excuse-making, and hiding and protecting evidence from discovery, and most importantly manipulating people into doing what it wants.

That is all. Mind those chimeras; they are a bitch.

New Tabs {Updated}

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

Alex Jones and Stratfor

If you can get past the overboard laying it all on the Jews, read the rest of the reblogged post below. He lays out part of the case that, yeah…Alex Jones works with or for CIA subcontractor Stratfor. The Neocons, for example, are largely not Jewish, and are also largely responsible for the destruction of democracy such as it was in the US.

In addition to that post, you can check out the copy and pasted portion of a deleted LinkedIn resume of a person he hired that includes work at Stratfor in post #7 here, Molly Maroney:

Intern
Stratfor
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Services industry
October 2009 – January 2011 (1 year 4 months)

You can also note the deleted vids from Google’s YouTube, though they may have been the double-back switcheroo touting the wrong Alex Jones.

Which, the way these people think, was done by them to stay out in front of the truth coming out. That is, present a false version {A.E.Jones was Stratfor’s webmaster} of a story that actually draws a true conclusion {A.E.Jones has connections to Stratfor/CIA}, debunk the false evidence {different Alex Jones was Stratfor’s webmaster}, and if the truth is discovered {A.E.Jones does have connections to Stratfor}, it gets drowned out because “it was debunked.”

You can also read the somewhat prophetic or nearly-there comment in post #4. What Jones does is rile people up and present them to the Deep State for screwing over. This is very similar to what the Minerva program seems to be about. Harry Reid labeling the Bundy Ranchers as domestic terrorists gets us part way there. DoD’s Minerva targeting Occupy should make the rest clear.

Some bot-like parroting jackass on Twitter last night was almost correct on this: those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. Almost, because despite not having a history to point to, the military industrial complex was beaten back during the war in Vietnam despite or because of, Watergate, COINTELPRO, MKULTRA, MOCKINGBIRD, MHCHAOS, etc. But this younger generation, like all of them, think they have it all figured out and don’t see these same goddam ops happening except on steroids. The goal this time is much larger and the tools have over half a century being sharpened.

The sheep graphic in the post below, not too far off the mark.

Knock-Knock-Knockin’ On Every’n’s Door

The local woman, whom I’ve mentioned twice in a couple of posts below, is now in deeper trouble.

Backing up again, she appears to have disrupted a mass shooting attack in 1999, perhaps related to intelligence community or corporate espionage. Her cousin got fired and was on the path to becoming postal *. She called the police, and within years her life was ruined and she has been driven partially out of her mind due to isolation and repeated trauma, likely also drugged and microwaved surreptitiously.

Her recent court case went down as a temporary and limited measure designed to get her to do some house cleaning. That really was what it seemed to boil down to. Though her mother and step-mother worked together to get her out of her house, this was the compromise.

Heard this secondhand, but may not actually be the case. Police showed up and said that she had been declared mentally ill and therefore must give up her weapons.

This is a woman who lives alone, has been–even if now she only imagines some of it due to longterm trauma–stalked at the very least by an ex-boyfriend who turned out to be a drug abuser and alcoholic.

So now it’s become a 2nd Amendment issue, at least to those who will show up the next time there’s an arrest or court appearance due to this. And some of those people will undoubtedly be the same ones who were at the Bundy Ranch.

To make matters more complicated, she now thinks that I am one of “them,” or as OS TIs put it, a perp, short for perpetrator.

I won’t go into details, but here’s a humorous tweet of mine from January 5th:

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Now, let me make something clear. This county is run by Republicans. I haven’t checked, but I’ll bet the judge at least leans that way. Peter King {R-NY} sponsored legislation that would prevent anyone who has been diagnosed mentally ill from purchasing guns. I even signed the petition based on what I read in part because of how it was sold, because I had not yet connected the dots on false-flag shootings, and even though…

I don’t own a gun, have no plans to ever own one, but I cannot see a reason to hand power {only police and occupying military forces, public and private, will have them} to governments that have already shown that they will take all the power from citizens that they can and lie about having done so.

Let me reiterate: it is both Republicans and Democrats doing so. As Democrats give lip service to progressive causes and then vote with whatever ALEC wants, so Republicans give lip service to the NRA and then turn around to do whatever our new oligarch overlords desire. Which is to leave the 99% as helpless as possible where legal remedy, rights, finances, and power are concerned.

Let me add further, again, that I believe those fanning the flames, Alex Jones and his ilk, are doing so on behalf of the US public/private NATSEC industry who in turn are serving transnational corporate interests. In essence, the US is bought, sold, and we’re going to be driven to civil war or something resembling it in order to restructure democracy into a dystopian mishmash of theocracy, thugocracy, neocon/neolib, Orwellian/Huxleyan/Wattsian nightmare. Democracy was a quaint experiment, and it’s going, going, gone.

Guns aren’t the answer, but then making sure that the only people who have them exhibit behaviors just as insane {see 11-13 Anger} as those we’re taking them from does not bode well. Not even close to all the cases and I mean just those developing within the last month or so:

Jersey City Man Shot in the Face and Blinded by Police Faces 30 Years in Prison truth-out.org/news/item/23220-jersey-city-man-shot-in-the-face-and-blinded-by-police-faces-30-years-in-prison

The LAPD Now Has Drones laweekly.com/informer/2014/05/30/the-lapd-now-has-drones

Campus cop fires gun at teens he caught making out in car parked at OK school rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/30/campus-cop-fires-gun-at-teens-he-caught-making-out-in-car-parked-at-ok-school/

Georgia Toddler in Induced Coma After Being Hurt by Police Grenade nbcnews.to/1nC3Fmf

Many, many more. So, if we must disarm, let’s disarm law enforcement as well. Fat chance:

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Do I sound like Alex Jones? Read again. I’m saying EVERYONE CALM THE F— DOWN AND FOCUS ON EXPOSING THE MAIN CULPRITS. He’s saying EVERYONE RISE UP AND ATTACK. And he’s not even consistent on who the target of such implied action should be.

As I noted on Twitter this morning with regards to the Matt DeHart story, there have been so many attempts at entrapment and similar that you have to ask, pretending for a moment that there’s still some sane person somewhere in the power structure, how many shows of assuming guilt using covert ops are enough? How many times are we going to do this song and dance before you just admit that you f—ed up?

Because as it continues, I have to assume that the real game plan, not the pretend one, is to just wait me out until I fall into one of these traps, have enough and do myself in, or just drop f—ing dead from the stress. That’s the message being sent. Received and understood all too well.

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I needed to not have my longterm bridges burned irrevocably, especially after helping out in the midterms.

“Wish in one hand…”

* Speaking of which, every outsourcing-happy politician’s favorite government whipping boy had a run with violence as well. Maybe I’m thinking way too small, limited.

Zombies, Ranchers, and the Historical Improbable in Plain Sight

Let’s start with another article on the US government’s obsession with zombies.

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