Monday, December 17, 2007

Guest Post by Peter Zaza

Turns Out My Dog Is A Terrorist Too

Just walking my dog along the streets downtown this morning - there was a guy who didn't put his car close enough to the curb, he's a parking terrorist. The hot-dog vendor didn't make correct change - financial terrorist. This guy over here was thinking about getting a few friends together and smoking some marijuana while watching a movie - narco-terrorists. Now, that guy over there just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq - he did his part to bring freedom to those people who were suffering under a brutal dictator. Too bad they can't enjoy the benefits of their new found democracy - being dead and all. Egad, I almost called him a terrorist too, better tell the cops to go bust those folks getting high, or else we might lose track of the real criminals around here.

Another strange thing about all the terrorists among us - most of us don't even know about our criminality until we get to the airport - then it's all right for the authorities to do whatever they want to us. Imagine that, thinking we can travel around freely as if we had rights. Oh well, back to our stroll downtown.

Must think good thoughts, only good thoughts about our leader, gotta make sure I don't commit any thought crimes - now I can be a criminal for just thinking about stuff. I remember the old days when you actually had to commit some act of aggression on somebody or their property in order to be guilty of a crime - it's so much easier now that people can be arrested for just thinking, and it saves time as well. Good thoughts, must think only good thoughts about our leader. The leader is good, our leader knows best. Oh, this is so hard - I started to think about what a brainless idiot our leader is - oops, better head down to the police station - maybe if they aren't too busy they can zap me with 50,000 volts of electricity - Zzzzt Tzzzt Zzzztt - ah, there, that's better - no more thoughts about idiots, politicians or the negligible lines of distinction therein.

Came home from work yesterday and found my dog taking a dump and getting sick all over last week's newspaper - the front page no less, which contained a picture of the Congress about to pass another one of the leader's great new laws - this one makes it illegal for anybody to wrap a towel around their head after getting out of the shower. Now the image of these Senators is completely smeared with dog poop and vomit - how can we tell the difference between the original photo and Rover's latest addition to their vestments of honour? Better take my dog down to the Homeland Buffoonery Animal Re-Education Center for Excellence - Second Floor, Department of Congress Canine Excrement Differentiation & Detection - you know, the HBARCEDCCEDD for short. Good thing they were recently awarded 8 billion dollars to expand their facility in this vital area. Turns out that if your pet is stricken with this type of affliction, the situation can be corrected by placing said animal in front of the TV while turning up the volume on CNN News. As long as the sound of your pet throwing up is sufficiently drowned out by the yelping, vomiting sounds of Glenn Beck nobody will know the difference - sorry to associate such a foul, disgusting image with all those innocent puking dogs out there.

Over to Fox News where there is a special edition of a new show called, "NeoCon Nightly" featuring Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter on the mouth organ - they're going to try some naked ballroom dancing to the tortured strains of Bill Maher's new comedy classic, "No Brains, No Balls, But I Get To Keep My Show". It's a cavalcade of stars I tells ya, a veritable "cunning array of stunts".

Good thoughts only, must think only good thoughts about the leader and our country - Ah Screw it - this is way too hard, forget the whole thing and drag me away to the FEMA camp, I give up. Perhaps I'm better off with the other 300 million terrorists in this god-forsaken country - besides, it's Wednesday and tonight at the camp we're going to pour lighter-fluid on top of the cast iron stove, grab a match and watch that sucker melt to the ground.

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. Thats whats insane about it" - John Lennon


Peter Zaza is a writer I discovered recently who sees things a lot like I do and he's got a wonderful style. I enjoyed his work so much I wanted to introduce you to him because I think you'll enjoy his work as much as I did. Here's a link to some of his articles.


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Winning Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry

It always bothers me when I hear some lofty expert talk about corporate corruption and destructive practices with apologetic forgiveness. They say things like, "Corporations are only doing what they're supposed to do: worry about the bottom line. They are there to make a profit for their investors; they are obligated to do that."

That implies that you can't really blame corporations for putting out cheap deadly products, ripping people off, killing people, cheating people, ignoring complaints, destroying local economies, paying off the government to legalize and cover their crimes etc.; it's just business and they are obligated to do it. The apologists even go so far as to say that corporations are legally required to do this or they open themselves to lawsuits for failing to seek to increase the value of the shares their investors have purchased. To put moral concerns or egalitarian motives above making ever increasing profits is literally, supposedly, against the law. How convenient.

I don't doubt there are laws on the books like this after seven years of bushco plundering and pillaging our country with their corporate globalist agenda and mindset. They came to conquer the world through what they call business. In fact, it's nothing less than piracy. It's legalized crime. It's about using secrecy, force, deceit, collusion, conspiracy and all forms of legal trickery veiled in credibility by calling it business. It's all fueled by unbridled greed and the belief that it's every man for himself; winner take all and screw the rest. In the name of personal gain the end justifies the means. Winning means never having to say you're sorry.

What constitutes an obligation to others? Money? Does it take a written contract sealed with the empty kiss of cold hard cash to create an obligation on this earth? What about their pre-existing obligation to their fellow man? What about their American obligation to be good citizens? To be honest? Ethical? To help instead of harm? What about respecting the rights of others? How about justice? Is every basic moral obligation erased by simply creating a contract stating the intent to increase personal wealth? Does money excuse us from our basic moral obligations to each other? Is that the message here? It would seem so.

We have seen this 'money is everything' trend steadily rising in America over the last few decades and I don't like it. It's a very dangerous, rather insidious total reversal of our human-based value system. It's steadily morphing into a corporate value system where profit is all that matters. Profit is the final criteria and the law is changing to support that. The law allows corporations to profit by allowing all the harm they cause and all of the damage they do. Human needs and quality of life considerations are simply swept off the table to make room for corporate ideology. Life itself is taking second place to profits.

It's too expensive to get medical care, so forget medical care; it's too expensive to care for the elderly and the disabled, so let's pull the plug and let them die; it's too expensive to give people their full money's worth, so screw people; aesthetics are an unnecessary expense, so forget beauty in architecture and city design; it's too expensive to educate people, so dumb them down and let them deal with the consequences; it's too expensive to pay a living wage, so let the taxpayer make up the difference. More and more, every day, in endless categories we are receiving the message that money matters more than human life. Money matters more than happiness, more than peace of mind, more than love and families and human dignity, more than justice, more than the environment. Money and the goal of getting it outweighs all other human needs and the pursuit of wealth has been classified as the highest purpose of man. Excuse me, but that's incorrect. In fact it's downright horrifying.

Spelling it out in plain English, if it were written plainly into the laws of our land so that anyone could understand it, perhaps including it in the constitution, how would it read? It might go something like this:

"There are a few among us who have the highest calling: the accumulation of great personal wealth, given to them by God. It runs through their veins. They are driven to pursue ever increasing wealth above all else and nothing shall be done to stop them or slow them down or detour them. If others must die so that they will be richer, then others must die. If they must lie, cheat and steal, if they must poison water supplies and air quality, if they must destroy the land for profit, so be it. They shall not have to endure lawsuits to recompense those they have killed or undermined or harmed by removing their means of survival. They shall not be detracted from achieving their goals or questioned or audited because their calling is truly the highest, most admirable purpose of mankind. They shall be found faultless and blameless in all complaints against them. They shall be endowed with pure entitlement and for evermore be held up above all others and given every special privilege and every advantage they desire. The people shall fund it all; indeed, they shall fund their own demise and shut up about it. The people are hereby notified of their obligation to die and to forfeit their fair share of prosperity and justice to those who seek to accumulate all the wealth in the world for themselves. The people will not resist or make a fuss because this is true freedom and democracy in its highest form."

I wonder how many of us would warm up to that if Congress decided to amend the Constitution and add it in? My guess is- the only ones clapping would be the thugs of big business: the very same ones who already do all of these things and more and get away with it. No one else would celebrate the formal acceptance of this new doctrine into our lives because doing so would officially reduce all of us to insignificance. Imagine becoming legally insignificant, how would that feel?

Well, to one extent or another we've all already experienced what it feels like, some of us more than others. Because even though this amendment to the constitution has not been overtly added so that everyone can gaze upon it and soak in its significance, it has nonetheless been steadily woven into our laws so that it does reflect reality. This is the law of the land today, and unless we stop it, it will only get worse.

Sunday, December 02, 2007


I recently finished listening to the audio version of the book, "A World Lit Only By Fire" and found it very illuminating. (No pun intended). It depicts European history, not so much from the usual perspective of the hero worship of kings and generals, but from the perspective of the rest of the population. You know, everyone. Us. The world.

The rift between us and them has been around since the first 'them' types came into being. The 'them' types being those who would be everyone's boss, and who do so by writing the laws. And the first law is that they can use the only legal force that exists to bludgeon everyone else into obedience. 'They' tell themselves this behavior makes them our superiors when in fact it makes them little more than thugs and thieves.

'They' don't do much of anything either in the course of their lifetimes, beyond sending around representatives to collect the fruits of everyone else's labor. This makes them stinking filthy rich. Since they're so boundlessly greedy it leaves everyone else dirt poor, as they usually take everything but what is needed for bare subsistence, although they'll take that too without any reservation.

In terms of production, of creating anything worthwhile, they aren't much to talk about. They create war, poverty and inequality and expect us to be thrilled with them. They're not very bright, but considering people have gone along with this nonsense for hundreds of years, we aren't very bright either.

'They' reserve the best life has to offer for themselves and their own, and ensure that others may not access such things or derive the benefits there of. For instance, excellent schooling, the best in cuisine and nutrition, the best that science has to offer in health care, medicine and engineering. 'They' keep all of it to themselves by the use of a simple trick which the world has been cheated with since these 'ruling' types first came on the scene. Money.

That's right, money. It's not what you think it is. It's the sneakiest way ever conceived by the terminally deceitful to figure out a way to get everything for themselves. All they had to do was introduce it, and set about putting a price on everything that exists; ensure that money is very difficult for the average person to procure, and that the full value of labor is never given in payment for work done, and no one would ever have a chance of accumulating enough money to get what they most want and need. It's no problem then to be certain that anything really worth having will not be available to the vast majority of the population and no individual or group will have sufficient money to challenge your control over them. It's the road to successful supreme selfishness and domination.

We cannot fail to notice that there is no such thing as a rich man who is rich enough for his own taste. He may have more money than he could use in a hundred lifetimes of sumptuous regal living, but he will never stop trying to hoard more. This seems to me to be a form of insanity, an obsessive compulsive disorder. The ceaseless obsession to get more and more of something you have no need for is not logical, rational or the best use of one's time. These people are mentally ill.

That's no secret of course. Setting about to put yourself on a pedestal above all others is already a fairly good indicator that all is not right upstairs. A normal person is content and happiest when engaged in going about their own lives. When you have a life you live it. Life is the small period of time we have to explore, learn, understand, and create. It's the time to solve problems and make life better for everyone. It is there to love and make friends, to have children and raise them, to enjoy family and nature and good food and music. It is not meant to clobber everyone around you into submission, and brutalize those who are not interested in worshipping false gods who are just like the rest of us and nothing 'special'. There is no such thing as a ''special'' person.

Because this is self-evident, these self ordained 'special' people have had to come up with clever ways to validate their claims of being in charge of everyone's lives. They will say they have superior breeding and mention their blood lines. It's as though no one else has bloodlines, or that all other lines of ancestry are somehow automatically inferior to their own. Considering that we already know they are mentally ill from the get go, these claims of a mentally ill lineage aren't much to brag about. They certainly don't qualify them to assert they are superior to anyone else.

Lineage is not a valid measure of any human being's worth. The mere assertion is ridiculous and stupid. Any person of any lineage can reach their own potential and do marvelous things and in fact, every marvelous thing ever done was done by people other than these 'special' people. These pedestal types don't do a thing for anyone but themselves.

Every human being is a unique individual who must prove his or her own worth in the course of their own life times. We can't rest on the laurels of our predecessors, those laurels belong to them. They, like everyone else must get their own. The whole bloodline assertion is nonsense.

Another common characteristic of these 'special' people is that they are supremely lazy. They want everything for nothing and have come to demand it, as if it's a no brainer that we all owe them something. As if by virtue of their mere existence, we are all expected to shower them with the wealth we create in return for reduced happiness, reduced freedom, reduced wealth and reduced possibilities for our lives and the lives of our children. I fail to see how that serves us. I also fail to see anything about these people that would obligate me to do anything for them. The one thing they do deserve is an intervention. Mental illness left untreated will only get worse, and for them it most certainly has.

Historically and today, after 'special' people pillage their own citizens with claims of taxes being due them, they assemble armies. The armies are then sent to other countries to loot and pillage, and as most people will defend what belongs to them, they will encounter resistance. When they do encounter resistance they proclaim it to be illegal, unwarranted and vicious and then proceed to kill everyone they see. We call this war.

In assembling their armies great care must be taken to find leaders who will serve them without question, and who, once in possession of the loot they plunder will not keep it for themselves and start their own country, but will instead faithfully bring it back to them, making the 'special' people richer than they already were. This is why we see statues erected to so called great generals, but never any statues to bakers or teachers or mothers. These generals were the men willing to lead others into the mass slaughter of strangers who had done them no harm, in the aim of procuring their wealth and resources to bring it home to their kings and queens, and presidents. That is the definition of a hero and the definition is of course established by none other than the kings, queens and presidents.

It is wise to always remember that value judgments of good and bad are in the eye of the beholder, and are never a given fact. It all depends on who is doing the judging.

When choosing commanders for their armies they must find the most psychopathic men of the lot and determine their willingness to be completely obedient to them, and be happily brutal to thousands of strangers who they will be responsible for murdering. Unquestioning obedience is an absolute necessity. Those who are not willing to forego their God given birth right to think for themselves and determine their own actions are not only not welcome but will quickly receive punishment.

Words have been created to justify brutalizing people who will not forfeit their self esteem or ability to think and reason for themselves. Dissident, insurgent, rebel, defiant, illegal combatant (as if there is such a thing as a legal combatant), and traitor. Labels are very handy and once applied are difficult to remove. At least from the perspective of those who buy into the belief that there exist others on this earth who have more right to tell you what to do with your life than you do. For those who see that for the nonsense that it is, labels don't hold much sway. But for those who do buy into it, labels are all that is needed to be willing to kill your own countrymen.

Labels, like money, are another control mechanism. While money controls our physical beings, labels and other word games control our mental beings. It is in this way that the world has come to be habituated to allowing self ordained 'special' people to exist on pedestals, being denied nothing, having great wealth, the best of health, and any dog goned thing they want, and total control over everyone else. Nothing is spared them.

No bad behavior is punished, no lies are called to account. These are people excused completely from having any consideration for their fellow man. They may do as they please at all times and enjoy the protection of those who think that mindless service to a domineering authoritarian is better than having self respect and the personal power we are born with. In this manner, we turn on ourselves rushing to protect those who rob us and exert such negative control over our lives in every detail.

To those who find my perspectives shocking I ask you to tell me what your 'leaders' have ever done for you. In what way have they directly improved your life? In the last thirty years, what have they set about to give their countries? If you are able to detach yourself from your brainwashing long enough to step back and be unbiased about what you see, you will quickly realize you are not better off for their existence. In fact, you are much poorer, you have less freedom, reduced rights, and will suffer very serious consequences if any of that doesn't work for you. You are a slave whether you've realized it or not. You are owned by the systems of the ''special'' people, who are not tolerant of any refusal to bow down to them and follow the rules they themselves create to assure their continued privilege over you.

In case you haven't noticed it yet, your failure to get down on your knees before authority will get you thrown into jail. Failure to obey the commands of those in control is no longer tolerated. Which means what? It means we are no longer free. Just thought I'd point that out.

Free, independent, self thinking beings possess all that is needed to live successful, happy lives. The 'special' people know that which is why they take such pains to ensure the public does as little thinking as possible. They have created great machines to churn out endless streams of diversion which work incredibly well. Fewer people than ever are able to think for themselves anymore preferring instead to let the idiot box tell them what the truth is and what they should believe, what they should support, what they should not support, and even who needs to be killed.

The fact is that no one needs a self ordained 'special' person stepping in to command them or disallow the myriad options life affords us. The 'special' people block important life options, even the most basic ones and to ensure there will always be someone available to crush anyone who wakes up and expresses their dissatisfaction with the status quo, they dole out favors to loyalists and titles like General and Chief of Police and Officer. This creates the illusion that there are more 'special' people to whom we must bow down, and all of these are 'special' because they're heavily armed. When government becomes selfishly self absorbed and allows a country to devolve into poverty and depression, using deadly force to control the victims of their inhumane policies it is not something we're supposed to put up with. This is grounds to dump the government and get a real one instead.

At the very minimum, government should act as an agent to carry out the will of the people and can be authorized to spend our collective tax dollars to improve all of our lives. It saves us the time and confusion of getting major highways built ourselves. Government can establish departments for assuring the quality of products and the ethics of companies and scientists and the other major institutions that impact our lives, often very negatively. Government should stand as our watchdog, always putting our needs and interests above all else and never assuming any position of power. We do not need power exerted over us, because power is only there to dominate and take what is not rightfully theirs. We retain the power, government is only authorized to do what we ask them to do.

If collectively for some reason we feel we are not mature enough to decide our own value systems or general future or direction for our country and we put leaders in charge, we should at least make sure of their character and success record and make them prove that their ideas put into action will bring us greater prosperity, not less, and improve life across the board for everyone, not just the rich.

No government would allow predation on the poor and in fact should be actively engaged in finding ways to eliminate the blocks that keep people in poverty. Poor people in a land of plenty cannot exist by any natural act, they exist because the government creates them. There is no possible excuse that anyone should suffer when there is so much to go around, and so much waste is engaged in every single day on a monumental scale. This is a breach of morality so severe it qualifies as a crime.

Government must never be allowed to dabble in our value systems, they exist to fulfill our requests of them, they are our employees. They should not be living in splendor, being waited on hand and foot, be denied nothing, have 24/7 servants, or live in any way beyond the means of the average citizen.

When a government, like ours, reaches the point that it is completely self absorbed, plundering the wealth of all of the citizens, selling off our natural resources, taxing us to near poverty, asserting force against law abiding citizens with guns and clubs and expensive new technologies, then it has gone rogue. When it calls for war incessantly it has gone rogue. This government has gone rogue. It is not a government, in fact we no longer have a government. We have a global organized crime ring in charge, and they are plundering our nation into ruin. More people are thrown into lives of suffering and want every day, jobs are leaving the country, we don't even grow our own food anymore and there is nowhere to turn for justice.

The brainwashing of the people is so deep and seductive that still, in spite of the ever decreasing quality of life, the decreasing overall health and wealth of the people, the impossibility of being able to afford a home - something most anyone could do a hundred years ago if they worked at any job at all - in spite of the average debt of every individual growing and the predation on all of us by various interests for endless reasons, they are still not able to recognize where the fault lies and who is responsible. It is time to wake them up and turn their television sets off, dash them on the ground if need be, it is an act designed to save them from themselves. The TV is the portal of propaganda that twists their minds and beliefs into accepting slavery and always expecting less for themselves. TV prevents people from living their lives. It immobilizes them, leaving them unaware of the world around them; turned into willing victims of the predators and criminals who pose as their government.

If you really love your country, turn off your TV set and start talking to people. We are on the verge of losing everything to the only real traitors that exist, the only real threatening terror organization we need fear: the government.


Just out of curiosity, how many people out there are you getting a share of paycheck from? You know, every time they earn income a cut comes to you?

Or maybe you have the other plan, the one where you can just reach in to anyone's bank account you like whenever you please and take some money for yourself, without asking first or having any real reason or right to do so?

Or are you charging others hefty interest on play money you loan them? That's always a great way to get free money from other people.

How many of these setups do you have? - because I wanted to compare my situation to yours. I have not loaned out any play money at voracious interest rates, but I counted up how many people out there are giving me a piece of every penny they make and how many people's bank accounts I get to help myself to at will and the total number came to, exactly zero. How did you come out? Maybe I'm doing something wrong.

Oh, you got zero too? Well darn it, so far everyone I've asked has come up with zero. What's the deal here? Just who do you have to be to successfully propagate the idea that everybody owes you a piece of everything they earn? Because I have to tell you; I can't think of a better way to kick back and rake it in, and I'd love to get a piece of that action.

Why, if I could only set up a mere million people to fork over twenty percent of every dime they earn, I'd have a new house built to my specifications in no time, and on 30 private acres somewhere green and lush, with a nice big pond too, with ducks! That would be so cool. I'm thinking of somewhere up North in the cooler climates; I'm not much of a fan of high humidity. I like cooler temperatures. But how to get in on this? That is the question.

There are a few hurdles to overcome. It turns out that the nameless few people who do have this setup to bring in truckloads of free cash just for them are a bit piggish. They've worked things out with the Congress so that nobody else gets to gorge on other people's money at will. How did they work that out? It's not fair. We should all be able to dip into other people's wealth and snag bunches of it, because that's democratic. It's the definition of freedom. It's democracy in action.

Maybe I should just open a bank. It's a great way to go, you don't even need any real money to do it. I'll just go borrow other people's money and open Ang's Bank & Loan downtown. Then I'll put some of that borrowed invisible digital cash on deposit in my bank and instantly I will be able to begin loaning out imaginary fun money to anybody who comes in the door. Even raccoons who get lost and mistake my front door for a tree. If they can sign their name to a loan contract we're good to go.

Because, you see, if you own a bank you get this zany great deal, but it's only good if you own a bank; otherwise you can just forget it. You CANNOT do this as a regular person for some reason; I wish I knew why. We're all equal after all; we should all be able to get in on this sweet little deal. You see, for every dollar I have "on deposit" at Ang's Bank & Loan, I can loan out ten times that amount. That's right, I can loan out money that doesn't even exist! It's the coolest thing because even though the money doesn't exist, I can still charge all the interest I want and it gets paid back to me with REAL money.

Both the "loan" AND the interest! Can you beat this with a stick? I think not. We should all go into banking, don't you think? Heck yeah.

But it gets even better. You see, if I need more fun money to deposit in my bank to loan out more imaginary money, I can just print some up. I shit you not. Does it get any better than this? Wouldn't it be great if we could ALL print up money whenever we needed a little more? Come to think of it, why can't we? Oh well, who knows, I'm no expert on economics, I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason we do things this way. All I do know for sure is that this is called fractional reserve banking and it's how they do things in America. It's funny isn't it? - that hardly anybody knows about this.

But, like I said, the handful of nameless individuals who are the current benefactors of this sweet privileged deal are serious pigs about it. They want the right to suck up wads of free money from other people all to themselves and the darn Congress gave them a thumbs up on it! It is SO not fair. What makes bank owners so special? I can't think of anything, can you? Only they have the right to make up imaginary money anytime they want to and loan it out and just sit back and collect it back in real money that other people have to work their ass off for, plus free bonus interest. It's the sweetest deal in the world, in my humble opinion. I really think we should start pushing on Congress to open this up so we can all get a piece of it, don't you?

I tried to ask about it, but it turns out, nobody was at all receptive enough to even answer a few little questions about it. The Feds have literally no sense of humor on the subject, they get down right cranky. I'm not one to look for trouble; I know when it's time to leave the party, and I left. I can tell you right now that if you want to open a bank of your own, you better be connected because this feeding frenzy is a Private Party. I still say, it's patently unfair.

One of the other things that's so cool about owning a bank is being able to skip talking to people when you want a hunk of free cash from their account. You can just take it and don't have to say a dog gone word to them. This is one of my favorite bonus bank owner's extras, I'm telling you, the perks never quit.

Check it out. Let's say you open a checking account at Ang's Bank & Loan and this month is a tight one. You got laid off six weeks ago and that last paycheck you got has been stretched as far as it can go. It's three days until you get your unemployment check which will barely cover your rent and food, but it's better than being homeless for sure. Then, as luck would have it, the last check you wrote at the grocery store was for two cents more than your bank balance. Uh oh! Bad for you, GREAT FOR ME.

This is what I wait for because it's jubilee time. First, I set up my computers to instantly smack you with an enormous "insufficient funds" fee. It's so beautiful because we're talking about imaginary digits here, not actual hard currency! How can you be overdrawn on imaginary play money anyway? What a hoot, I swear it cracks me up! Anyway, let's say I decide that your "two cents over" thing is so evil that I have to punish you for all the "harm" you did to me. (Snicker). That's right, it harmed me to have to "cover" your two cents overdraft. That imaginary play money had to come out of MY pocket! (Chortle!) What a burden you placed on me; how could you? You really put my back to the wall this time, and I couldn't feed my children for having to cover that extra two cents.

Okay, it didn't impact me at all, but so what? I own the bank. I can do whatever I want. What are you going to do about it?

I therefore, as bank owner, decide that you must be punished! Yes, that's it, YOU MUST BE PUNISHED. (Mwa-hahahaha!)
You therefore must pay me immediately in the amount of, say, $45. Yes, that sounds fair. You must give me $45. And how should I collect this penalty from you? Well, you don't have any money in the bank, I know that much.

Usually, when some company or corporation thinks you owe them some money, they send you a bill. Then you get the bill in the mail and look at it, and if you dispute it or have a problem with it, you can pick up the phone and say "I refuse to pay this.”

Well I say, screw that! Since I'm right here anyway, I'm just going to reach into your account right here and now and take the $45, and you can find out about it later. Much later. Way after I've taken it and put it someplace you'll never be able to get it back again. That way, I don't have to put up with any argument from you, because customers are all the same. They always say, "That's not fair! It's a ridiculous amount to have to pay for such an inconsequential slight! No harm came to you! This is punitive and unjustified and I refuse to pay it! This is imposing a terrible hardship on me! I won't be able to eat, I'll lose my apartment and end up out on the street! You have no right to injure me like this, what are you, Satan?" I hate that argument, don't you? Doing it this way, they don't get to refuse to pay it! It's perfection.

Oh I know what you're saying - isn't it illegal for someone other than the account holder to help themselves to other people's personal legal bank accounts at will? Well of course it is silly. You can't just reach into anyone's bank account at will and snag a chunk. You can't and I can't and no other business or corporation of any kind can, but BANKERS CAN. Bankers are special. They get to take whatever they want from anyone's account any time they want to for any reason, no matter how stupid, unfair, preposterous or outrageous that reason may be. All they have to do is say, "It's bank POLICY", and call it a "FEE" or a "SERVICE CHARGE" (heehee, some service huh?) and voila! It instantly entitles them to just take cash out of your account.

But it gets better! You're going to love this. After I take the $45 dollars from you by increasing your negative balance, I can decide that it's really putting me out to have this minus sign in front of your digital account balance. I can say it's giving me hives or that it's against my religion, it really doesn't matter. In fact, I don't have to justify it at all! (It's so great to have friends in Congress, I'm telling you.) Then I can say, that for every day that goes by that you don't make a deposit to cover that negative amount, I am going to charge you ANOTHER $45 dollars, AND a "fee" for making me have to do this to you. You are such a pain in the butt! (Chortle snicker snort). So by the time you get your unemployment check in three days in the generous amount of $190 dollars, when you deposit it, I'll get $45x 4 plus $30 which comes to: $210! UH OH! YOU'RE OVERDRAWN AGAIN!! MWA-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I'll just take every penny you deposited and smack you with more fees. This is the easiest way to get rich that has ever been invented. Ain't it beautiful?

Oh, it's making tears run down my cheeks. Sweet, ain't it? And it's PERFECTLY LEGAL! You can't do a stinking thing about it and that's the best thing in the whole wide world. Especially when you consider how many millions of people are getting this shaft every single day of the week. But how are you supposed to eat this week? Who cares? Is that my problem? I'm running a bank here so go figure it out for yourself. Geez, some people think their troubles are everybody else's problem.

So anyway, as you can see, this situation can go on indefinitely and you can starve to death and get kicked out on the street and nobody's going to lift a finger to stop it. Because YOU are the evil and wrong person, not me. It was you after all who hit me with your whopping two cent overdraw and expected me to carry it for three whole days! What a jerk! Low life scum. Geez, how can some people look at themselves in the mirror, I just don't know.

You trust me right? I'd make a great banker wouldn't I? You'd want to open an account at my bank, right? Of course you would. You know you'd never be treated better. You'd be my favorite number one customer 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just call my toll free number any time you like for any reason and to make sure you know how much I want to hear from you I will have a mindless pre-recorded non-entity on hand to answer the telephone who will address you in a nearly human tone and then force YOU to speak to it as though it were a person. This should humiliate and degrade you enough to make your day special. After all, face it now, if I gave a rat's butt about hearing from you, wouldn't I have a living breathing human being there who's entire purpose for existing was to see to your needs, wants, questions and comments? Damned right I would.

Hope you got the subtle message there. YOU REALLY MATTER AT ANG'S BANK AND LOAN. So come open your account today, or rather, as soon as I figure out who I have to **** or what to get in on this sweet deal. Becoming one of the very very few who gets to become obscenely wealthy off other people's back breaking hard work without ever having to do a day's work himself, well, is incredibly difficult. But if there's a way, by gum, I'll find it.

In all honesty though, don't hold your breath. Helicopter Bernanke is not returning my calls. Neither is the treasury department. Neither is the Federal Reserve Bank. All I'm asking for is an application to open my own bank right out of my own home. How hard can that be? I can print my own money right off the computer. Who's it gonna put out? I won't be a bother to anyone, I promise. I just want to print money out of thin air and not have to report how much, and loan it out as if it were real, and make up pretend amounts to loan to my nice customers who I only want to help out, for a fee of course, and a little interest. And I won't even bother running anyone through all those silly credit checks. I mean, how can I lose when the money is all pretend in the first place? Credit checks are just goofy; who needs them. And fingerprints? Who needs them? Your basic ID card is good enough for me. I trust you. You'll love my bank. You really will.

Alas, Ang's Bank and Loan will probably never come to be. It is SO not fair. I want to be a banker and get rich doing nothing like the big boys do. Why must it be so wickedly hard to get in on this when it's such a sweet deal that everyone deserves a shot at?

You tell me and we'll both know.

(And as the current "banking crisis" continues to unfold with the world's biggest banks being handed hundreds of millions of dollars to keep them "afloat" - which is coming out of our pockets by the way - who can blame any of us from wondering if this isn't every bit as orchestrated as the rest of the system. When they are in total control of all of the money and raking it in hand over fist how on earth could they be going bankrupt? Well, as soon as I get my own bank, if I ever do, I'll find out about it and let you know. In the meantime I strongly suggest you keep your hands tightly over your ass at the bank and whatever you do, don't bend over!)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Corruption. Bribery, pay offs, extortion, intimidation. Abuses and scandals, breaches of ethics, conflicts of interest, incestuous party line criminal cover ups. Deceit by the book, limitless arrogance and hypocrisy, claiming God spoke to them and said, "I want war".

Police dragging people away for what they say; pushing people to the ground, breaking bones, bodies left beaten and bloodied, and they speak to us of freedom and democracy.

Secret police pulling people off the streets, pushing them into secret airplanes blind folded and drugged, dropping them off to be tortured in some dark foreign prison, while they speak to us of human rights.

A dead woman in the airport security cell, she beat and strangled herself to death, as they spoke to us of national security.

It's a Xerox copy of Hitler's to do list, executed with steadfast precision.

Insane with power, immoral and immune from prosecution, none of them will ever be held responsible for their crimes. They are above the law just as we are beneath it, so says the king. Depraved indifference for life and for truth, open disdain for the people, taking away our children pumping pharmaceuticals into their bloodstreams until they are in a walking coma. Child abuse they say, while it's child abuse they do.

Secrets and suspicion, censorship and manipulations of cold hard facts, history rewritten before our eyes as often as they desire. Reunited felons back together and hard at it again. It's time to own the world.

They are treating us the same way that an experienced farm cat toys with a mouse until it doesn't move anymore. And then he eats it.

This is only the beginning of a list to describe what has become of our once respected political process. Things are about as far away from our Constitutional ideals as they can get. It's an inverted image, a negative on a film strip with black skies and people with black teeth and black holes for eyes. It's blood chilling.

There is so much more. Open bias, flinging insults, smear tactics delivered in unison daily. They pardon the guilty then reward them with promotions - while punishing the innocent and silencing them with gag orders. It's whistle blower and reporter open season boys by all means shoot to kill.

Tyranny and self delusion, Mafia tactics and mind games. Whatever works. Nothing is sacred. They came to get what they want and they won't be stopped until they get it. Anthrax for Senators, threats for the rest, and fear mongering for all using the same exact lies as last time. Defending and denying the war profiteers, infantilizing the public with celebrity gossip and counterintelligence brain cell neutralizer, refusing to acknowledge those pesky coequal branches, making treaties with foreign governments behind our backs... it never stops.

It would take a very long time to construct a database of the No Shit Sherlock evil deeds that I have seen during the last several years. No doubt there are exponentially more that I know nothing about. I realize it's nothing new. It's just never been so visible, or brutal, or pervasive or shameless. And it just keeps coming. It never slows down, it never stops. In fact it feels like it's ramping up.

The Chaos team is everywhere, like hundreds of precision tornadoes destroying everything they touch. Their targets are specific and predictable. Every beautiful, noble, natural, and real thing; every sensible, decent, honorable, pure, just and good thing; every irreplaceable critical thing that supports life; and every shining victory that was made into law which was so hard fought for and so hard won over the course of some 230 years; these are fixed in the cross hairs of this new form of deranged serial killing.

So many of these beautiful things have taken the political equivalent of a bullet in the head. Only tell tale traces of a struggle remain, the knocked over furniture, the blood spattered walls, the broken lamps and vases, and the front door left open all night until the corpse is finally discovered. What's different is that we all know who did it. But nothing is ever done to stop them. No all points bulletins are issued, no faces are being shown on the TV screen, not a word is spoken in the wake of the incredible damage they've done.

When it comes out in the newspapers the official sources will say it was suicide.

It's never suicide.

Those entrusted with the weapons, tools and vigilance required to detect and prevent high crimes and to stop them are at peace, smiling at us like Stepford Wives. Perhaps they drank the kool-aid, or buckled under the threat of blackmail, or just took the money instead of risking the lives of family or friends or grandchildren. Who knows, perhaps they made the kool-aid. The reasons will not be told to us, but whatever those reasons are, the destruction continues unobstructed. They're enabling it, funding it, giving speeches in support of it, slinking around in the dark places reserved for making the kinds of deals that should land people in prison for life. They are profiting and prospering as the nation slowly comes apart in bits and pieces, like a long intricately laid line of dominoes falling one by one in a steady flowing stream, the rhythmic clicking never pauses. It's a 33 alarm fire that no trucks are dispatched to put out. It's a 2,012 car pile up on a major freeway at rush hour in the pouring rain, but no one notices. No one responds.

Where are the sirens? Why are the frenzied calls to 9-1-1 unanswered? Where are the ambulances and the fire trucks and the National Guard and the noble stand up men who do right and risk their lives to save complete strangers? Where are the heroes and the patriots? Where are the leaders who know right from wrong and won't tolerate the wrong?

Oh, that's right, they've all been assassinated.

Or subjugated.

Or outsourced.

This is a serial murder spree in full swing, and the cops are helping the robbers. Where is our expensive security system? Who is guarding the purity of our food and water and air and drugs? Who is blocking the depraved indifference of corporate greed waging warfare against the people? Where are the trained devoted people who know just what to do? Why aren't they doing it? None of the things we expect to happen in response to crisis are there any more. They're gone. There is nothing there but silence, all blank and sticky like thick summer fog in the middle of the night.

The only ones who do show up are carrying machine guns and ordering people to submit, or else. Or else what? Die?

Listen up! This is for your own good. There will be NO due process, NO warrant searches, NO bid contracts, NO body counts of innocent civilians. There will be ANOTHER senator caught in another bathroom, ANOTHER high ranking official caught in another child porn scandal, ANOTHER trillion missing, ANOTHER degradation of human dignity, ANOTHER unjustifiable war being propagandized in the press, and ANOTHER nuke missing.

None of this is supposed to happen. Aren't these things intolerable and loathsome anymore? Aren't these the reasons that we put a government in place? And isn't that government supposed to rise up and prosecute the offenders with it's swift mighty sword?

But what happens when the government IS the offenders?

It's all broken and dirty and ugly and I am weary. Someone turned the lights out and when they came back on, everything was different. Good became bad, and evil became policy. The police are the offenders and the public is the hated enemy. The rich feed on the husks of destroyed lives and extol a future of non human beings in a commodified world. They apparently want hell on earth.

No one asked for this. No one wanted this. But there it is.

I am sure of what I see, there is no doubt about it. There is no question. I can see what's right in front of my face. It doesn't matter a whit how they try to package it, I still know what's in the box. I still know right from wrong, it's never been in doubt. And so do the vast majority of my countrymen and countrywomen. We have not transformed.

Our hearts have not grown black and dead. We have not lost our compassion or our intellect or our morality. We do not feel confusion when we see the phonies acting like kings and despots. We know what we're seeing. It is not the country that has lost touch with reality. It is not the people who are insane and blood thirsty. It is not the citizenry who is consumed with greed and blood lust. It is not the people who are immoral.

It is the government.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Before Our Very Eyes

For those who believe that terrorists are "out there" somewhere, disconnected from us, inexplicably bent on destroying us, and for those who find it beyond belief that our own government would do us harm, it is time to look at some basic facts and see things again for the very first time.

Let's start with our so called "Intelligence" agencies. If you're like most people you've never had any first hand experience with FBI agents or the CIA. Yet, in spite of knowing nothing about them first hand, you are of the belief that they are necessary and law abiding, and everything they do is to protect you and to protect the nation from harm. You might want to ask yourself where your ideas came from if they didn't come from first hand experience.

How did you get those ideas?

A lot of us believe we know what the CIA and FBI are because we share the same sources of input about them. Namely, our television sets. There have been hundreds of television shows over the last 50 years based on law enforcement and intelligence agencies and they have been undeniably popular. Dragnet (1951), The Avengers (1961), The Saint (1962), The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964), Get Smart (1965), I Spy (1965), The FBI (1965), Mission Impossible (1966), Hawaii Five-O (1968), Columbo (1968), Streets of San Francisco (1972), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974), Charlie's Angels (1976), Police Squad! (1982), Remington Steele (1982), Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983), Miami Vice (1984), The Equalizer (1984), Sledge Hammer! (1986), Law and Order (1990), NYPD Blue (1993), Walker Texas Ranger (1993), X-Files (1993), Monk (2002), to name a very small few. There have been literally hundreds of shows in this genre. Something for everyone.

We've all seen a variety of law enforcement/intelligence shows over the years going back decades, and they're still going strong. It's all been well ingrained. Whether it's "gritty and realistic" or slapstick comedy, we've been brought to know and love the faces of hundreds of TV cops, detectives, spies, under cover agents and many others, and have invited them into our homes countless times.

Hollywood depicts law enforcement officials as likable, dedicated, ethical, decent, benevolent, honest, upright people, so it's no surprise our own perceptions are strongly molded along those same lines. Without equal but opposite mainstream input depicting enforcement officials as corrupt, violent, psychopathic, or rotten to the core, we have no frames of reference for such contrary notions. We'd find data like that hard to believe, even though it's true. We see all law enforcement officers as our friends.

The fact is, this is powerful brainwashing, the molding of widespread public opinion through fantasy. Don't forget that every TV show you've ever seen on the subject is pure fantasy. The actors are not agents or officers. They are actors. Regular people reciting lines from a script written by professional story tellers and writers. The entire show is produced by people who are in the entertainment industry. They are not presenting factual people, events, realities, or the day to day truths of what goes on behind official closed doors.

Yet these entertainment series, all pure fiction, still directly and deeply mold public opinion. The end result is unquestioning public acceptance and support of our country having powerful secret police agencies and the widespread belief that all forms of policing, local and federal, are lawful, important, necessary and completely acceptable. So much so that openly questioning anything they do is likely to make you very unpopular, and in very short order.

Fantasy television shows have nothing to do with reality. So, more than likely you don't actually know anything about any of these agencies. You don't know the organizational structure, the history, the truth of who's connected to who in the upper echelons and what major corporations they're from or directly related to. You don't know what kinds of projects they're working on, what goals they've been given, what forms of corruption are ongoing and rampant. You don't know who works there, how much of our money they're given annually, or what is done with that money. You wouldn't even recognize the head of the CIA if you bumped into him on the street.

Since you don't honestly know anything about any of these agencies or the people in them, why should you so easily believe only the best about these organizations? What is there to base that opinion on? They are all complete strangers to you.

Every mother teaches her children at a very young age not to trust strangers. It's simple common sense. As adults in a functional democracy, we do not owe unquestioning trust to the perfect strangers on our payroll. Just the opposite. We need to ask questions about everything or we risk losing control over our own lives. They are accountable to us, not the other way around.

All of the people in enforcement positions are ordinary human beings, your citizen equals, endowed with all of the same weaknesses and flaws that the rest of humanity has. Not only are they liable to succumb to their own worst characteristics, they are also faced with constant, strong temptations unique to their positions of power and credibility; and they are in positions to do serious wrong.

If you or I are somewhat corrupt, it couldn't have much impact on the world. We don't dabble in anything beyond the mundane simple things of our own lives. But if people like this are corrupt, they can do very serious damage affecting many or all of us.

These are the only people in our country who can legally use deadly force. If they become corrupt, then what happens? They will get away with it. And the fact is, they do get away with it. You won't be seeing that on your favorite television show because it would challenge the carefully propagated, widely held belief that all is well with our secret police, and that's not something this government would benefit from.

The partnership of government and Hollywood is well known and long standing. There is an enormous amount of money and power in both camps. Hollywood expertly entertains us, distracts us, and easily manipulates our emotions, thoughts and beliefs. They are able to redefine things, literally recreate them by dreaming up new perspectives that can make us accept or reject anything and all the while have us believing it was our own idea.

Things as unacceptable as having dozens of secret police organizations, or waging war when there is no threat to us can be stripped of their objectionable attributes by fabricating spectacular stories that glamorize them and completely divert our attention from the simple truth. These stories instantly bring us to the point where we can no longer see the obvious right in front of our eyes. Instead of seeing what's really there, we see something that isn't there and never was there, something that's been put into our minds by these powerful media organizations. This is no accident.

Hollywood along with the wealthy, powerful, ever more monopolized broadcast and print infotainment "news" media keeps us docile, diverted and oblivious in exactly this way, leaving us trusting and happily willing to put up with whatever the government throws at us. We never catch on either. And if you're like most Americans, you do put up with it all, you don't challenge anything, and you'd never doubt anything they're doing no matter how strange it looks. And that's just naive.

What we see with our own eyes is no longer defined by our own private critical analysis but instead is explained and presented to us by the media, projecting an orchestrated wall of xeroxed solidarity. This, in and of itself is an impossible occurrence if we're to believe it's not all totally contrived. The odds of completely independent news organizations coming up with the exact same stories day after day, year after year, all promoting the same perspectives, even using the exact same verbiage, is astronomically impossible. The corporate media has become one great big national scale psychological operation.

Unfortunately, it's been going on for so long that we've been habituated to having our thinking done for us and served up by familiar television news personalities. Yet we still believe our perspectives and beliefs are our own, natural and real, not ideas that are implanted in our minds at the exact times our critical defenses are down to openly receive whatever is coming in at us from those star studded screens.

A perfect example of this in regard to the CIA is the fantasized Hollywood portrayal of James Bond, the most famous spy on earth. The major corporate media expertly romanticized something that is from the outset extremely disturbing, as well as blatantly against our constitutional principles. After watching a few James Bond movies people become very open to the idea of spies and spying. They see the glamour, the adventure and suspense, the colorful bad guys and heroic handsome good guys, the fancy expensive hi-tech gizmos, the fantasy sex and lavish wealth and they come away almost envious of the hero. A hero who is an infamous, world class, very glamorous spy. Without even noticing it, the idea of an armed man going around spying, breaking in and stealing and killing for his government is seamlessly transformed from a very ugly concept into a thrilling fantasy adventure.

Once this romanticized version of spying has been laid in the mind it will be very difficult to look seriously at the spies we have on our own national payroll. Somehow, that reality becomes diluted down to something we give no thought to. Our own feelings of comfort with the capable heroic James Bond character and the dozens to hundreds of our own beloved TV enforcement characters effectively blocks us from perceiving our massive and powerful intelligence agencies realistically. This is how they get you. They've literally shut off your critical thinking ability.

James Bond is to spying what Disneyland is to reality. Spies and espionage in the real world bear little resemblance to our fictitious heroes. Espionage is dangerous. Every country on earth perceives spies and spying as one of the highest crimes that can be committed. Governments have no sense of humor about it whatsoever. They aren't distracted by thoughts of fantasized glamorized espionage. If spies are caught in any country, what happens to them? They are executed, probably after being thoroughly and repeatedly tortured in inconceivably horrible ways.

Spying is illegal all over the world, that's what makes it so dangerous. Spying is serious crime.

So look again at what the CIA is. It's a spy agency. The meat of what they do, the really secret stuff, is by all definitions illegal. That's what they're there for. It is literally an organized crime syndicate that is a direct part of our government. It is not a public agency, it is a secretive organization that works directly for the president. It is the president who directs the activities of the CIA and the FBI both of whom excel in committing all manner of covert crimes. If you or I did anything they do, we would be put away for life. And it's not just the CIA and the FBI, there are many more "security" agencies in our federal government. The NSA, DIA, NRO, NIC, the list goes on and on. Every branch of the military has a "security/intelligence" agency and there are security agencies so secret that we aren't even allowed to know about them.

At this point we have enough refreshed perspective to face the uncomfortable fact. The federal government is deeply involved in organized crime through a network of "intelligence" agencies that are engaged in criminal activity all over the world, and right here at home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The murders, bribery, extortion, removal of foreign governments and installing preferred governments all over the world, spying, bribery, wiretapping, surveillance, arms smuggling, kidnappings, payments to and protection of criminal informants, etc., all illegal. Every bit of it. The United States government is deeply woven into this incredibly secretive and very powerful network of crime agencies. You and I are simply to believe that when the government does it, it's not crime.

How could it not be crime based on who is doing it? Either something is illegal or it's not. Murder is illegal everywhere in the world, as is spying, wiretapping, kidnapping, etc., so how can it be that when they do it, it somehow isn't wrong? All of those things are illegal in our own country. No one has a pass to murder or break any of our laws at will, including every one of those "intelligence" and law enforcement agencies. That's the law.

It takes some serious doublethink to separate out a nonsensical idea like having good crime and bad crime. It's crime when they do it, it's crime when anyone does it. Just placing a label on it that says "intelligence" or "national security" doesn't change anything. This is the very reason they do everything they do in secrecy, they're engaged in criminal activity and they don't have the right to commit crimes.

All of those things are criminal here, nobody has the right to do them or give anyone else permission to do them. Not a single person in this country has any such right, it doesn't exist, no one is above the law. So how can it be that widespread crimes are regularly being committed behind our backs, without our knowledge or consent, and the president directs it all? Who placed him above the law? No one exists above the law, so no one exists who could pass that "right" to the president.

Did you vote to allow the government to break the law at will? Well Congress did. How could they authorize something they themselves have no right to do? Is there really some legitimate need for our government to commit crimes? Why can't they do their jobs without breaking the law like the rest of us do? Can't they perform their duties without using the threat of lethal force and/or imprisonment over even the smallest things? If not, why not? Why have laws at all if the government doesn't uphold them or excuses itself from obeying them? What's going on here?

It's taken a whole lot of TV propaganda, multimillion dollar movies, best selling fiction, professional broadcast and print news media with lots of specifically contrived framing of issues and expert glamorization techniques to thoroughly sell us the idea that crime is only crime when someone besides our own government does it. They walk a tricky line by telling us they uphold the law while at the same time they're very busily, openly and secretly breaking it.

We've been mentally manipulated into accepting the blatant criminality of our government without question. We even believe it's necessary and noble and right to have people on our payroll who break any and all laws they desire, without being accountable to us, and while also claiming the right to keep everything about what they do locked away from public view for years. This is about covering up crimes. Crimes against us.

Spying is not glamorous. It's crime. Beating people, kidnapping and torturing them, it's all crime. If our spies get caught doing what they do abroad, they'll pay the price. Our government can't even attempt to intervene to try to save their necks because spying is indefensible. Even more, it would mean confessing that the US Government is openly engaged in organized crime, which would effectively end all US credibility in the world. While we here at home are too propagandized to see it for what it is, every other country out there watching is not suffering under the burden of our cognitive blindness. They see it all for what it really is, and what it is, is as plain as day.

Our government's official position has always been that it does no spying, it commits no covert crimes, it does not torture or kidnap, it does nothing of the kind. All governments say that. They all say they do no wrong and yet at some level we all know that's not true. They continue to deny it every time they get caught red handed, and when it's our own government, we continue to not see it for what it is.

Remember Iran/Contra? Ronald Reagan kept assuring everyone he knew nothing about it. Either he was lying, or our spy agencies are running rogue and out of control, against the direct laws of this country. Either way we're in a heap of trouble. The fact that no one was honestly punished for Iran/Contra, and that no one is ever honestly punished for any of the endless criminal scandals that occur in high levels of intelligence, defense and the executive branch, proves the criminality of this government and makes plain that all of it is condoned and directed from the top.

The few men convicted of felonies after Congressional hearings and highly publicized show trials are routinely pardoned or receive very light sentences. Those same men show up again and again in critical high level government, intelligence, national security, legal, defense and foreign policy positions making it all the more plain. They are convicted felons being hired right back into high level government jobs, picking up right where they left off. Clearly, the official opinion, albeit denied, is that no crimes were committed by these people. On the contrary, many of them receive generous promotions.

That may surprise you, but it's standard operating procedure. You just don't know about it. It only requires the corporate major broadcast and print media to not mention the prior felony convictions, to overlook the heinous dark histories, and to portray these people as credible and respectable. They laud them as though they were American heroes. That's dishonest enough to be criminal in it's own right.

Calling the dark meat of what these agencies do "Intelligence" or "security" is nothing more than a subtle but powerful word game. This is high level organized crime being run from the top levels of our own government, presented to us as perfectly normal. The fact is that crime is crime no matter who does it, and that's the reality it's time for us to see again.

There are a lot of highly paid agents, individuals and agencies inside and outside of our country who are committing the worst kinds of crimes in the world under the auspices of these various quasi legalized crime agencies. This means they are going to get away with everything they do if they're doing it on the orders of the president, and he's the only person they take orders from. Are you putting two and two together yet?

It doesn't require every single person who works for the government or one of these agencies to be involved in criminal activity. In fact the majority of civil servants are normal, regular people who aren't even aware of what goes on at the top and none of what they do is criminal. They are compartmentalized, what they don't need to know they aren't told, and they simply follow orders without knowing a thing about the bigger picture more often than not. It only requires that individuals in upper level management positions are installed or recruited, willingly or unwillingly, to carry out the tasks they are given. The unwilling ones however, don't seem to last long on the job these days, as a recent spate of firings and disgusted individuals quitting in protest indicates. History also shows that a noticeable number of high level intelligence types end up prematurely dead. Maybe it's coincidence, maybe it's not, but you can be sure we won't see any governmental investigations taking a closer look at it. None of this is buried, it's all hidden in plain sight. The place least likely for most of us to be able to see it.

PART TWO - The People In Charge
Next, let's look at the kind of people who run this country. The ones in the top level positions, both known and unknown to us, the ones who control what others do and don't do, the ones who do the hiring and firing, the ones with the power, prestige and credibility of their official titles and positions.

People in power are not like you and me. Theirs is a wholly different existence. They are people who are used to the finest things in life. They live in luxury, travel in luxury, and vacation in luxury. They hobnob with the rich and famous, have servants, assistants and secretaries, security clearances, limousines, armed body guards, private airplanes, and above all else, these are people who have a lot of power. They are used to people jumping at their orders, not being questioned or challenged, and having people groveling at their feet for a variety of different reasons, or just to get some brownie points. They can hire and fire anyone they want at will and leave it to someone else to make it look reasonable. They are used to sitting in high level meetings with others in power and deciding the fate of the world. These are people used to getting their way. Whether or not it's legal concerns them a whole lot less than we'd hope.

They have very little in common with most of us, they don't even think along the same lines as we do. All of the basic worries of day to day existence are far from the minds and lives of these people. They never give a thought to where their next meal is coming from, or how they'll make the rent, or how to afford medical care. They don't worry about needing a lawyer, or being screwed by a bank or local store. These things are worry free, whatever problems that might come up are dealt with by employees.

These are the kinds of worries that occupy a huge percentage of our ordinary lives, and we spend day after day engaged in activities to keep food on the table, keep the car running, keep the children fed and clothed and healthy, keep the mortgage payments on time, along with the car insurance, the life insurance, the demands of the IRS, the auto registration fees, the smog checks, the list is really quite endless. What you and I experience as the major bulk of our lives, are things those people in power never give a single thought to. Ever. And that leaves them free to look at the world in a whole different way. It also leaves it up to them entirely what they are going to do with their lives, with each day, and allows them to pick and choose whatever it is they want to achieve.

It's no secret that powerful people love their power. They also love their wealth and face it, you can't have one without the other. It's logical to assume that what they choose to focus on above all else is retaining and increasing their wealth and power. Since they're powerful and wealthy already, and they have at their disposal unlimited access to the full force of our military might, all of the covert agencies, every department of law enforcement and government, the finest scientific and professional minds in the world, hand picked loyal committed staff, an army of "think tanks" to strategize and devise for them, and all the best of the best connections in existence, what do you suppose they're doing all day?

Now throw in the simple reality that the richest, most powerful people in the world are connected to each other, a symbiosis of power, because they all share very similar goals. It's far more advantageous to work together than to fight each other, and that's exactly what they do. The Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve are so highly influential over our government and our lives as to quite literally control them, and none of these are elected or even much known by the people. They are immovable, invisible, powerful organizations exclusively comprised of the wealthiest most powerful people in the world and they are infinitely more likely to rub elbows with our high level government officials than you or I ever would be. Their influence writes our legislation which then becomes our law.

Throw in the fact that our current government is arrogantly unashamed of its powerful web of covert "intelligence" agencies. Various branches of Intelligence are involved in numerous secret projects, spanning from defense technology to medical research, corporate/government IT security partnerships, the funding of university scientific research of all kinds, level 3 and 4 biological weapons research labs, extremely cutting edge high tech things like robotics, computers and Nanotechnology and an amazing variety of completely bizarre things including mind control, invisibility shields and robotic spy cows; basically anything that can potentially come up with ways to get richer or achieve more devastating levels of total military dominance. We fund all of it so they may personally profit. Realizing that nothing they do can ever be prosecuted, that they will likely never even be questioned about any of it much less found out, and knowing that no matter what happens, no matter how much harm they do they will never be held accountable for anything, then tell me again these people are benevolent and worried only about you.

The unbridled greed of this country's corporatocracy is supported, protected, defended and covered up by our so called security agencies as well as our enforcement agencies. Our military might is abused, no profaned, used as an extension of corporate will to smash helpless nations into oblivion to plunder their natural resources for their own personal profit. That's what war, greed and power have always been about and right now, today, these people are in a filthy dirty orgasmic hog heaven, having a merciless orgy of greed the likes of which have never been seen before in this country.

If you were in their place, would you be thinking about anyone else?

It's not that this is new, it isn't new. It's just that it's never been done so openly and ravenously before. Their true criminal identities are fully exposed to all who have managed to extricate themselves from the imposed official fantasy perspectives we've been spoon-fed all our lives. Our government is infamous around the world for training and arming the worlds worst terrorists and dictators. They sell arms to friend and foe alike and also teach oppressive regimes how to crush their native populations when they rise up to demand legitimate democratic governments. Psychological operations are a very scary reality not confined to the battlefield, and its techniques are taught and propagated to the last people on earth we'd want to see have them. The horrors perpetrated on simple people all over the world are often directly connected back to the US Government and its "intelligence" and "defense" activities.

These are the things the wealthy, powerful corporate owned mainstream news media will not tell the American people, and because of that, we are grossly uninformed to the point of possessing childlike naivety.

Wealth and power are not with us, they are against us. The more you look around and see the evidence, the more obvious it becomes, and the more it all starts to make sense.

PART THREE - Terrorists
As for terrorists from backwards third world places putting everything they've got into somehow getting here to do us harm, we have to know that it would be literally impossible. With so many intelligence/security organizations on our payroll, how could they even get into the country unless we wanted them here? How else could they hope to succeed?

In the first place, it takes a lot of money, specialized know how, and deep governmental connections to be able to pull off something like committing acts of terror in a foreign country. How could they possibly do it on their own? If they're just regular people like we are, they have no money, no special access or privileges, no way of getting through customs or passport checks, no chance of buying or smuggling such highly controlled things as nuclear weapons, aircraft, delivery systems, bio-weapons, in short, they'd have no chance of getting any further than you or I would.

How could they know anything about or gain access to complex specialized cutting edge technologies, highly developed military strategies, military ultra high grade anthrax, classified internal governmental schedules and war games plans, or C4 and other strictly controlled explosives? How could they afford any of that? We're talking serious money here, bribes are very expensive and very tricky and the purchase price of any of these things would be astronomical. Where would that kind of wealth and those sorts of insider connections come from, a cracker jack box?

How could they devise and coordinate such successful plans for hijacking multiple airliners simultaneously, standing down the most powerful defense forces on the face of the earth with mere box cutters, and then successfully demolishing three enormous skyscrapers all in one single day? As if our unrivaled multitrillion dollar defense structure was rendered helpless in the face of a group of miscellaneous goat herders from some underprivileged barren desert, brandishing sharp sticks, with some crazy ridiculous ax to grind. The odds are literally so far fetched as to be patently ridiculous.

When the less advertised facts of 9-11 are considered, there is no other rational conclusion to draw than we've been egregiously and blatantly lied to by our government regarding the facts of that day. Dozens, if not hundreds of websites have sprung up over the last five years cataloging the voluminous facts, discrepancies and unanswered questions about that day, I don't need to repeat any of those things here. There have also been a record number of books written on the subject of this illegal administration, any of which will enlighten the public as to just how evil these people, pretending to be our government, really are.

The only thing I'll mention is the information blackout imposed by the bush administration. So much of what happened on September 11th has been classified, and that makes no sense at all. If they had nothing to do with it, if they knew nothing about it, they would be acting in complete transparency. They would be working hard to assist the public with answers to all of the questions. They would also be working to care for the heroes of 9-11 who are sickened and dying, not forcing them to take settlements attached to life long gag orders and forfeiture of all their legal rights. Who forces anyone to give up their rights except ignominious weasels? That alone is a flashing neon sign that who we are dealing with are criminals in heart, mind, thought and action.

Classifying anything about that day means that the only people who really know what happened in detail are the government and the terrorists. It is only you and I who are being kept in the dark. As knowledge is power, you tell me who the government is working for.

All in all, without even getting into the details of the countless overwhelming facts, it becomes simple and clear. We are being lied to. And those people who we have been brainwashed into believing are our dedicated, caring, noble, selfless friends, above and beyond all suspicion, are nothing of the kind.

But would they hurt us straight out? In spite of all the evidence that it is we who are under attack, not by outsiders but by our own trusted government, many people still find it impossible to believe they would ever hurt Americans out right. It's unfathomable to think that anyone could have such depraved indifference to their own people. A normal mind would find it incomprehensible. But we aren't talking about normal minds here. Normal is not the kind of thinking these people do.

Let me ask you this. If you were responsible for the accidental death of another human being, a small child, a pregnant mother, an entire family, how would you feel? If you're at all emotionally normal, you'd be beside yourself, probably for the rest of your life. Being responsible for the deaths of innocent people is an unbearable idea.

Yet, our government is always fully ready for war and more war, and this current administration is unabashedly war happy. There was no cause to go to war in Iraq, so they contrived one, created it out of thin air and then did something this country does not believe in. "Preemptive war". Claiming there was an impending threat they terrified the nation into engaging in this astronomically expensive debacle of shame and gluttonous greed. It's just another word game. It means attack without cause. And now they want to do it again.

The number of innocent people dead in Iraq has reached over a million. If it was up to you, could you order the deaths of a million innocent children, women and men without cause? Could you bear that weight? Could you order the continued slaughter of innocent people and the total destruction of their cities and homes and futures? Or wouldn't you in fact do anything possible to avoid armed conflict?

Do you see any hint of reticence by this government about keeping this war going? Do you hear anything but more vicious lies, more drum beating for war, and more propaganda pointing us to use nuclear strikes in Iran, another country that is not bothering anyone? This government's desire for a hundred year war has been plainly stated and well documented. Is anything about that "normal" to you? Isn't it in fact, frightening as hell? Aren't these people obvious psychopaths?

We do not see a president or a congress pale from tears and stress, heartsick from tormented consciences weighing the need to "prevail" against the staggering cost in lives. We do not see a government sleepless at night, aching over the loss of life, terrible violence and wide scale destruction. Not a trace. On the contrary. They don't care enough about the innocent deaths to bother counting the bodies. We see an arrogant, power grabbing, dishonest, conniving, manipulative, cheating, duplicitous government, playing ego games, grandstanding, being disrespectful of our wishes, our rights and our lives. They have lied cheated and stolen in our faces, have been caught repeatedly, and are unashamed. They know we know they are liars and they don't care at all. They are well dressed, well fed, well rested, wealthy, healthy, out of harms way, and enjoying the adoration of a clueless manipulated public. These are not people of conscience.

Hundreds of thousands of dead people do not appear to bother them at all. For this government today, human life has no value. It is obvious, look at it. Working class and poor lives are expendable in large numbers, without remorse, in the aim of achieving their own private goals and ideologies, on our dime, with our military, with our credibility, with our good name, against our will and without our permission. Without justice, without good cause and without good reason our constitution has been stretched and weakened to the point that it's nothing more than a goddam piece of paper. It no longer protects any of us. How can that be considered good for national security?

If a million and counting deaths are not enough to dissuade these people, then the deaths of 'irrelevant' others, to them is an entitlement in the name of personal success. Can you really doubt their capability to kill Americans if it would instigate their much desired plan to destroy the Middle East? Every step of that plan is clearly stated in the Project for A New American Century, which they authored and completed a year before 9-11 even happened.

How much more evidence can anyone need to see what's so audaciously staring us in the face?

Lost human lives don't matter to them. That includes ours, friends. Who do they send abroad to do all the killing for them and to be killed in the name of their personal greed? It is us. You don't send someone you value and want to protect off to fight and die in a hell hole where no one even knows who the enemy is, for a reason that doesn't even exist.

Whatever the facts may eventually prove to be, we won't be able to get to them unless we can detach ourselves emotionally from our comfortable, lovely, habitual, erroneous beliefs. We do ourselves no favors by refusing to take a fresh objective look at what we think we know, especially when there are so many urgent signals telling us the time has come to do so. There is no reason to be afraid, whatever is there is something we can handle, it is something we are perfectly capable of dealing with.

Dealing with it now, before things worsen to a point of no return, is in our own best interest. That's our job, to see to our needs, to ensure our future is bright, and to leave our children a better world than the one we found. This is not something to leave in the hands of strangers. Because the simple truth is that no one can do a better job of seeing to our needs than us, and no one is anywhere near as interested or motivated as we are.

The desire to see right being done in our name is not relegated to a small minority of Americans, it is the overwhelming need of the vast majority. We don't need to worry about our differences, we need to worry about what we all have in common. It starts by wanting to know the truth more than wanting to remain blissfully ignorant. Whether or not we choose to see what's right before our eyes, it will still be there. We serve ourselves and each other best by simply deciding to take a fresh honest look at what's right before our eyes and define it with our own critical thinking abilities instead of swallowing the officially provided definitions of our world, our country, our values and our lives.