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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Deep State, Deep Shit: The US’ Cold War at Home

PREFACE – Who am I addressing?

Some folks may wonder why I don’t spend more time and energy talking at or railing about the Republican party. It is because I think they are utterly unreachable, so far gone off the cliff that there is no hope whatsoever of reasoning with or instilling reason into their leadership.

For example, the GOP, and it’s sometimes controlled/sometimes renegade splinter group the Tea Party, spend a lot of time railing about the strawman “Sharia law” being enacted on US soil. While being an incredibly stupid thing to believe on the one hand, it seems pretty clear that people like Ted Cruz want something exactly like that, or more accurately, what the House of Saud has: a theocratic monarchy in which everything and everyone is “owned” by the monarchs. This is called Dominionism in the US, and is some Zionish perversion of Christianity. Cruz literally thinks it is his destiny to become King of America. God wants him to steal all your shit. It is precisely what they spend so much time railing against “over there” that they typically want to do here.

And Trump has helped to bring their blatant disregard for human beings out into the open. Nothing stealth about it anymore.

Related to the anti-LGBT and anti-women’s choice, one can imagine horrifying scenarios in which corporate mercenaries round up people our new self-appointed Second Coming deems deserving of that. It makes for a great “scarrative.”

But…

But the Democrats and Barack Obama signed off on the NDAA that allows DoD to hold indefinitely without evidence or legal procedures anyone, including US citizens, on suspicion of terrorism. The historical track record of such legislation always goes one way: More abuse than actual security.

But also…

Note how the end result is the same, but the packaging is different. Do you see that? The Democrats won’t publicly call you faggot or baby-murderer, and may not even be that discerning about who they lock up. But your odds of being caught up in the dragnets that insane politicians and bureaucrats, along with their friends in the public sector, deem needing locking up, will be locked up.

And at the same time…

The rhetoric of the Democrats is different. The policies are not in that they all seek to cheapen human life and rights for personal financial and power gain.

EXAMPLES

Robert L. Dear, Jr.

The New York Times has mostly surprised me, and Washington Post has somewhat followed up on Dear’s background. He does, actually, seem to be the Joe Dirt version of Ted Cruz. Seems to be, anyway. I assume this requires little explanation. Dear on the one hand frequently used religion as a weapon and as a defense for his actions. He had many online indicators of this over the years.

Richard Fausset, “For Robert Dear, Religion and Rage Before Planned Parenthood Attack,” New York Times, 1 December 2015:

nytimes.com/2015/12/02/us/robert-dear-planned-parenthood-shooting.html

But “the Left…”

First we had the interrupted planned attack at the University of Chicago. In this case, it was an African American who was upset about the murder of one or more African American teens. Understandably upset, but, had he succeeded, would merely have worked against, not for, what he hoped to achieve. At least I think so.

Michelle Broder Van Dyke and Tasneem Nashrulla, “Man Allegedly Threatened To “Execute” White Students At University Of Chicago: In an online threat that prompted the university to close on Monday, federal prosecutors allege the 21-year-old suspect also threatened to kill “any number of white policemen” who responded,” BuzzFeed, 29 November 2015:

buzzfeed.com/mbvd/university-of-chicago-cancels-classes-in-response-to-fbi-war

Second…now please stop reacting emotionally for a moment, hold the kneejerk outrage, and ONLY consider what this story implies to your average white person lacking critical thinking skills.

Joanna Walters, “Fetal abduction: brutal attacks against expectant mothers on the rise in US: Experts fear easy access to news and information online has contributed to rise of the crime, in which perpetrators seek to claim others’ fetuses as their own,” Guardian, 2 December 2015:

theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/02/fetal-abduction-attacks-expectant-mothers

What are the memes? The images one is left with? And what effect could that have on people on the fence? Do people generally go by statistics, or anecdotal evidence when making decisions?

I think it is obvious. If you are trying to win hearts and minds about reproductive rights or refuting Trump’s black-on-black crime statements, this story also does not help.

NOW FOR THE REALLY HARD PART

What if I told you–open mind, please–any of those three stories above could have been due to pushing people who already had similar beliefs, but not necessarily to the point that they would act on them in these violent ways–over the edge? You probably are turning me off right now. You are probably assuming it is not possible, that this suggestion is crazy.

Hold the phone, please. Research is showing that, for example, when we are distracted, words like “bye-bye” can actually result in more “buy-buy.” Yeah. When we are not alert to what is going into our heads, stuff can get in there that we would just as soon did not when we get our bank or credit card statement.

Derick F. Davis and Paul M. Herr, “When bye bye becomes buy buy: How homophones affect consumer behavior,” ScienceDaily, 20 November 2013:

sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131120081102.htm

How much more so then, when we aren’t even aware–despite it being confirmed by both the Federation of American Scientists and the Department of Defense–that has been possible for decades to send subliminal messages in one direction, from the device to a human being, without the need for implants or any of that typical “tinfoil hat” stuff. It’s right there, in print, in FOIA.

It’s actually not that complicated and might just be this simple:

https://mccoyote.wordpress.com/v2k/

And DoD clearly reacted to growing pressure and knowledge that this technology and underlying scientific principle {simply put, the Frey effect}, exists and works. They took down the V2K definition from their website and later issued two info memos on the same day circumventing accountability for abuse in both.

Step back. Step outside yourself. Look at the larger picture. What is the result of these three stories?

Voting for Hillary or Cruz. Radicalizing the parties and mobilizing the respective bases in order to ensure these two very similar choices appear lightyears distant from each other, even though they both serve big banks and other multinationals.

You can even disregard–but do so at you peril–the possibility that covert operations were involved in any of those three stories and still see that these kinds of stories get exploited by political opportunists. The implied message is that they really care about the underlying issues when, in reality, it is far more clear that they care more about helping themselves and their rich and powerful pals at the expense of everyone else.

Is the end of mass incarceration, especially as related to the private prison system and for-profit subcontractors, anywhere in sight? Obama recently released 600 prisoners. The very next day, in my small county alone, they arrested 50+ people in drug raids. It gives the appearance of Democrats fighting back again the crappy drug war and the Republican image of cleaning up the communities, when it is really all about exploiting people, people driven to extremes just to avoid debtor’s prison, home repossessions, and things like bankruptcy due to medical bills.

The older example, again. The Ground Zero Mosque traced back to the CIA and FBI. Thought the reporter considers this a GOP operation, I rather see it as both GOP and DNC. Antiwar people, like myself–and I worked on the project briefly in late 2009–would also likely be mobilized to fight for the group’s right to build it. But it was really about 2008 and 2010 elections, not the issue that it appeared to be. It was there to manipulate people, not help one single goddamn thing.

Matthew Phelan, “The Ground Zero Mosque Was an Inside Job,” Gawker, 11 September 2014:

blackbag.gawker.com/the-ground-zero-mosque-was-an-inside-job-1633321283

And that is what politics here have come to. Professional wrestling or football, where no matter who “wins,” the rest of us all lose.

NO ONE ELSE TO SAY IT, WISH THERE WERE

I know. I know because both of these shit parties wanted to add LGBTQ to the hitlist, the watchlist, the “of course they’re terrorists” list by harassing me and ruining my life permanently. The advantages, if you can calm down and think like the psychopaths who think up these plots, are obvious. You can pick off minorities, drive a wedge between them and the general WASP public, as they have largely succeeded in doing with African Americans and Muslims; and, you get to add more justification to your security/spying contracts by writing thinktank white papers making the case for LGBTQetc as security threat by citing instances where you secretly caused the terror attacks you are now citing. Kind of like Dick Cheney quoting himself via Judith Miller except the attacks were “real,” they were just surreptitiously provoked.

What are you to do? Write my {GOP} reps and say, “Hi, I’m gay. Could you help me?” Did it anyway, but that party doesn’t see much interested in civil liberties. Had to find out the same was true with Democrats the hard way.

IN CLOSING

I know rightwing terrorists are far more prevalent than leftwing. I am living, in so far as I can still call myself alive, proof of that. That’s not the point.

The point is that Democrats are just as likely to pull the rug out from under you as Republicans are, all the while smiling in your face and talking a good game for which they don’t lift a solitary goddam finger.

Simply put, we need to focus on ending this Cold War, let the dust settle, to see where things really stand. Our domestic “intelligence assessments” are muddled due to big money, liars, and, yes, covert operations designed to sway public opinion. Isn’t that the umbrella under which all these other problems stand?

Psychopaths who know us better than we know ourselves can manipulate us. Mass surveillance is one part of that and why we should not consider voting for anyone who supports it.

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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.

Right on cue

Bruce Wilson, “Ted Cruz’s Father Suggested His Son Is ‘Anointed’ to Bring About ‘End Time Transfer of Wealth,'” AlterNet, 17 October 2013:

http://www.alternet.org/print/speakeasy/brucewilson/ted-cruzs-father-suggested-his-son-anointed-bring-about-end-time-transfer

In a sermon [2] last year at an Irving, Texas, megachurch that helped elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers.