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…

Pizzagate

…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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A Trip About Privacy

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”
― Blaise Pascal, Pensées

“If terrorists are also wizards, we have a bigger problem.”
― Edward Snowden

Yesterday, I took a trip to the Tuscon area. Went up to the top of Mount Lemmon in the early afternoon and went to UA to see Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky speak about privacy with Nuala O’Connor of the Center for Democracy and Technology as moderator.

MOUNT LEMMON

Scene of the 2003 fire.

Scene of the 2003 fire.

Howard the Hadrosaur

Obviously, a hadrosaur skull fossil. ‘Eye iz a paleontologist wiht pareidolia.’

I’d regale you with the full photo set, but I recall the “Hell’s Bells” segment from Rod Serling’s Night Gallery episode 15 starring John Astin.

"One person's vacay..."

“One person’s vacay…”

If you make it to the area, I do recommend the trip up the mountain. Also amazing to see so many bicyclists making it up 27 miles or so to an elevation of over 9,000 feet. These people are Olympiads. There are clubs that arrange biking groups, if you are so inclined to try that.

UA, TUSCON

The University of Arizona is a beautiful campus, at least the portions I had time to tour. There’s also a nice, if commercial, pedestrian friendly area just across the street.

I found friendly people there and not as I feared young versions of John “LeGrouch” McCain. And the eye candy… Between the cyclists and the sporty types on this campus, well, I may have been a little distracted on this trip. The guy with an owlbear tattoo over his heart, for example. “Owlwha…?”

Which brings me to the next point. On a personal level, the most notable thing about this trip is how little there is to note. The Spookspace Meter stayed right at zero the entire time. And it’s not like I wasn’t expecting or looking for something to happen. But it didn’t. What may this portend? I may blog about that in a few days if I get my thoughts on it in order. In any case, it was a reminder of what “normal” was like. And I kinda miss normal.

The closest thing, apart from the discussion about privacy itself, regarding subjects normally found on this blog came from a simple question from a police officer doing security at the event. He asked me if I made this myself:

A Conversation on Privacy

I explained that, no, it was from a professor from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences {also involved with this event and a continuing series of speakers on privacy which will begin in October}. She was giving them out for free.

What’s interesting about this question is I think that he was really doing a threat assessment. He was really wondering, “Here’s a guy wearing a baseball cap backwards, looking perhaps a little haggard,” {I brought the hat because I figured some time on top of a mountain was not likely to be kind to the hairdo and I was correct}, “who showed up early and took his seat. May as well see how he reacts to law enforcement.”

But this is exactly how it should be done. Build a rapport. The police and the public are one. All basic law enforcement science, part of what came out of sweeping reforms in the UK in the 19th Century, also known as Peelian Reform, a la Sir Robert Peel. It also works wonders in interrogation. Whereas the Reid Technique and torture will only gum up the works.

A CONVERSATION ON PRIVACY

Noam Chomsky referenced the quote at top as the definition of privacy. I don’t want to delve too deeply into being a target, but this is exactly what is denied you. Regardless of the means and methods, the cause, even being alone in a quiet room does not convey a relaxing effect. It feels as though you are not alone and that the room is anything but quiet. Those who utilize these methods are aware of this and part of the purpose is to destroy the target via these “invisible” means in order to maintain plausible deniability and the illusion that power is limited by law and some sense of morality when the opposite is true.

Some of the things Greenwald and Snowden said they had said before but they bear repeating. If there is a legitimate basis for mass surveillance, then let’s at least let the public know so they can sign off on it.

But there were some shifts in the conversation as well. Added to this was, if we are not informed, then we are ruled from above and not, as democracy is supposed to work, electing people who represent our interests.

They went even further. It has become abundantly clear that the purpose of mass surveillance is not terrorism and to a large extent not even crime. It is because much of, for example the Pentagon Papers, indicate that the public is considered the enemy, that it is hiding things from the public that power spends a lot of time and effort trying to achieve.

When power talks about protecting the nation, what they mean is preserving state power and economic/corporate power. They do not mean protecting the public at large nor the public interests which often run contrary to these former concerns.

I was liking what I was hearing. No more playing the “game” of pretending to, or on good faith actually doing it, take power at its word. This is a huge step in the right direction. I cannot express how frustrating it was, and still is for so many media outlets and people in general, to simply assume power says what it means. It’s a huge waste of time and energy to do so.

Snowden also said, “Privacy is how we know what we think.” This is another way of describing that quiet room. How can you stop, get away from all the influences, if those influences are constantly in your face? Whether watching FOX or CNN, or being glued to Facebook or on that Rightwing Dad mailing list {many of those emails being penned by political operatives no doubt} you cannot, are not, making up your own mind; you are parroting someone else’s opinion without critical thought.

And, really, free will is not quite as free as we’d like to think in the first place per the neuroscience and perhaps even some psychology models. Take away that quiet time and it becomes orders of magnitude less free.

Edward also pointed out the terms we use and why we use them. “Private citizen.” “Public official.” We are supposed to be scrutinizing these people, not the other way around.

And yet... "I have a wide stance."

And yet… “I have a wide stance.”

And, even though they’ve said it before and I’m sure will again and yet often do not get credit for having done so, both Snowden and Greenwald were clear to point out that corporate power is also an issue. For example, the Apple v FBI thing. “Apple did not react the way it did because it suddenly became a privacy advocate; it did it because it’s afraid people will buy some German company’s products instead.” Edward threw up the SilVal timeline slide of when NSA had access to their servers, which of course included Apple and Google.

Which brings me to my only nitpicky criticism of Greenwald for the evening {because I thought the tie was fine, but see again what I said about wearing a baseball cap backwards}. When he told people to “google 2004 Rumsfeld report on terrorism.” I sometimes get prickly over political correctness, especially when it is really nitpicky, but given Google’s status as part of the surveillance state can’t we instead say “Duckduckgo 2004 Rumfeld Report on Terrorism” now?

Chomsy also brought up how lucky we are in the US to have as much openness as we do. While I think, and think he would agree, that we don’t have near enough {Snowden and Greenwald also brought up Chelsea Manning and how one million secret documents being released did not bring the Apocalyptic scenario that pro-classifiers suggest doing so would}, I think he has a point. He means from both FOIA and leaks. Of course I must remind folks about the FOIA reform NATSEC carveouts that may or may not find their way into the final version once the House and Senate versions get reconciled.

But his larger point was we can see, as noted above, power really considers democracy a drag, that the public is enemy number one.

Combine this with the stats on terror attacks–Al Qaeda actually killed fewer people than the IRA, for example–and you can see that someone is trying to cook the books. What are they trying to distract us from? Commercialization of…everything.

Brussels came up and Chomsky said it must at least be worth taking a look at why ISIS claims it is doing what it is doing. If you want terrorism to end, then it would be smart to do so. “And it would work,” he added, to applause. ISIS says it is hitting back for being droned. Pretty simple.

What is perhaps the most strange thing that was said was when Chomsky suggested that good, eg Ivy League, education can lead people to not question authority. That was an astounding thing to note, but pretty clearly true, especially in the UK.

You can read Eric Ortiz’ live blogging of the event for more:

Eric Ortiz, “Live Blog: A Conversation on Privacy With Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden,” Truthdig, 25 March 2016:

truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/ live_blog_a_conversation_on_privacy_20160325

Or watch the video on Monday.

Overall I think things are moving in the right direction in terms of the serious dialog. Of course, policy, law, and oversight are other matters, but I’ll take what I can get.

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.

The Interrupted Democracy

“…I wondered fleetingly, if [the Hills’] interracial marriage might be involved in Mr. Hill’s disturbance.”

“Will plays no part whatever in hypnosis, and the belief that hypnotizability is a manifestation of a weak will is false. The factors which influence hypnotizability are the intelligence of the individual, his conscious willingness, and the unconscious resistance or submissiveness. The latter are not always manifest on the surface…”

–Benjamin Simon, MD

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MERRIMAC

Quick note. Have apparently been remiss in pointing out that MERRIMAC, CIA’s illegal operation involving militarizing the DC police, was found to be connected to MHCHAOS, FBI’s COINTELPRO, and NSA’s MINARET.

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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.

BBD: COINTELPRO Basics – My Enemy v My Enemy

I have learned to anticipate what the Deep State, the US public and private intelligence community plans to do with a particular situation. Believe me, these lessons were learned the hard way. There will never be a compromise–only the appearance of them and a Plan B workaround–until the American people demand it.

This is how they would have it go if they can.

Step one: Something horrible and terrifying happens to Jason Hammond inside the Torturer-In-Chief’s home state prison.

Step two: It’s my fault this happens.

Step three: My son is considering a move to Rahm “Let’s Shut Down Schools And Pocket the Money” Emmanuel’s city.

Step four: Something horrible happens to my son while there.

Step five: Regardless of who is actually to blame, hint: the Chief Executioner, we have all the makings of Romeo & Juliet or the Hatfields and McCoys, except of course the Knall clan is much smaller than the Hammond one.

This is who Barack Obama really is. This is who Clapper, Mueller, Holder, McDonough, Brennan, Comey really are. You are what you do, not how nice your suit is or how well you dissemble in public.

This is also, of course, who Erik Prince, Peter Thiel, Horacio D. Rozanski and John Michael McConnell, and Greg Hoglund and Aaron Barr, and so many other people like Cofer Black and Michael Hayden truly are as well.

This is America: a sham, a lie, a broken promise, a Twilight Zone, upside down, Bizzaro country run by greedy tyrants and infiltrated by multinational traitorous psychopaths who are glorified on TV and in movies like the PTSD sufferer who claims to have shot 30 American citizen looters in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

This is the American dream: Absolute Power, the right to break any law and at the same time to use a phony, flawed and broken legal system to attack anyone who suggests that the mass theft and deprivation of rights should stop, that it is not in the best interests of anyone.

Truly.

There it is. In that same damned-do/damned-don’t situation I always find myself in. The bearer of incessant bad news.

And now only in deeper trouble.

There is an alternate playbook of course. Someone could take me out–now–before the rest of that occurs.

But that would depend on trusting the word of known thieves, liars, assassins, and torturers.

Welcome to my world. It’s your world, too:

“…and provoke target groups into rivalries that might result in deaths…”

https://mccoyote.wordpress.com/coint/

And all of this on my end to hide insider trading, market manipulation, associated bribery of Congress, and the means and methods under which they carry out these and other crimes.