Author: Jesse James

J.D. Sui Juris Not a fan of tyranny

Guest Post: An Empire with no Barbarians

The American print and TV media are servants of the police state. This makes the US media the principal threat that Americans face. The US media is the handmaiden of war, the police state, lies, and evil. The presstitutes have no shame over their lack of integrity and the risk of thermo-nuclear war to which they expose humanity.Paul Craig Roberts


‘Our free press’ consistently performs well below the already extremely low expectations most have for it. In the days since WikiLeaks released more than 8,000 documents detailing the CIA’s global covert hacking program, our ‘free press’ barely acknowledged it happened.  Considering how much America’s media loves to babble about spies and hacking, you would expect around-the-clock coverage and analysis of these leaks. Then again, why would the CIA want to report about its own crimes?

Fact-free, evidence-free accusations that just happen to align with CIA agendas are passed off as ‘news’ and anyone who questions the ‘authorities’ is slandered as ‘promoting fake news’ in the current state of doublespeak in the Empire. The first hint we had of ‘fake news’ was the day after the ‘election’ when Obama told us about its existence. Some ‘consumers’ believe a top-down “rescue” is coming, and if they can hold on, everything will be ok. The country is falling apart in so many ways it’s hard to list, but consider just a few like infrastructure, pensions, healthcare, and schools. So what do we do? Spend more cash on doing our best to rule the world using the military: ‘Guns and butter’ that never seems to benefit the populace at large.

Federal-Government-Corporation-Overlaps-Goldman-SachsThe sincerity of the Trump’s claim that he wants to “Make America Great Again,” could be demonstrated with the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure. That would actually return national economic value in form of increased jobs and increased economic efficiency and profitability. The wars with China, Iran, Syria and Russia that Trump’s team, or those in his government, are intent on pursuing is worse than a stupid waste of scarce national resources. It seems he forgot his campaign pomposity, or was made an offer he couldn’t refuse.

I hear the radio telling me I have to worry but they’re wrong and amusing. Look at all of the things I worried about that never happened. We can be sure the ‘deep state’ will continue to act as they have, so worry is the wrong word. There is little to no doubt their crimes will continue unchecked by ‘our’ law enforcement agencies…paging James Comey as the latest exhibit. I’ve been told it’s good to be witty when describing ‘our’ government’s actions, but I don’t have to do anything more than present their words and actions as that’s funny enough, in a sad way, if you have any historical perspective.

Russia has reduced its military budget by nearly 25%. This comes at a difficult time, as America has announced intentions to expand its tools for murder and theft by $ 54 billion yearly. That would be an increase greater than all that the Russians would be spending. Putin must be maneuvering into the victim’s role. Perhaps this is why the deep state under Trump directed the Empire’s hostility towards China and Iran who seem to be more grateful enemies: their armament expenditures are still increasing.

NATO is now wondering if Russia can still maintain the ‘Russian threat’ to Finland, Sweden, the Baltic States, Montenegro, and Ukraine. The insurrection against Kiev could collapse in the absence of a commitment by Russia. This could be a bad example because we need military spending to prop up a flagging national economy. NATO’s eastward expansion has been wasted, unless the Russians are bluffing. While American bases and ships increasingly surround China and Russia, the surrounded become the aggressors and aggressive American imperialists whine about their victim-hood. America is the worlds’ largest arms exporter, surpassing the collective production and sale of the next five leading merchants of death. We couldn’t sell so many weapons if there was no ‘threat’ that needed to be answered. America’s military/industrial complex are the winners of confrontation with Russia, closely followed by the hierarchy of NATO who has been chasing justification for their existence for years. As long as the military/industrial complex owns ‘our’ government, there will be international friction, but American spy satellites will continue to be carried on rockets powered by Russian engines.

America is a one-party state but, with typical American overindulgence, we have two of them. Candidates represent Goldman Sachs, Wall Street and several corporations. Americans respect government less each day. Many of us are obsessed with the idea of ‘absolute invulnerability’ for ourselves, and my extension our country, which implies absolute vulnerability for everybody else. ‘Our government’ hopes that by encircling the world with military bases, and aggressively inserting itself where ‘necessary’, it can prevent the emergence of any challenge that will weaken the Empire as global superpower.  America’s future rests on its ability to derail economic integration of its targets and succeed in the Great Game where others have failed.

Empires have no integrity, morality, compassion, self-awareness, or truth. We’re told everyone knows that Russia is an opponent, an adversary, but what does that mean? It is classic empire talk. Whenever the Empire encounters a country that isn’t sufficiently subservient and compliant, those are some of the labels that are pasted on it. Imperial adjectives like assertive and independent oftentimes are introduced. If Russian “meddling” in American elections is considered to be a bad thing, then why does ‘our government’ meddle in elections and other domestic politics in other countries?

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Kiev before and after US ‘assistance’
‘Our free press’ and political animals never mention Langley’s interventions in other countries when they suspect that Russia meddled in ‘our’ election. Why not? If it’s bad for government to meddle in foreign elections, then why have the Pentagon, CIA, USAID, State Department, and other elements of ‘our’ national-security establishment been doing it in other countries for decades. When we talk about American meddling in the political affairs of other countries, we aren’t talking about scheming. We’re talking about bribery, kidnapping, assassination, embargoes, coups, invasions, and occupations with lots of death, destruction, suffering, and corruption. Ask people from Cuba, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama, Grenada, Chile, Guatemala, Congo, Yemen, Libya, Syria, and lots of other countries around the world that have been at the receiving end of American ‘assistance’.

Don’t forget the recent American regime change operation in Ukraine. You know the one that just coincidentally led to a big crisis with Russia, which then provided increased budgets for the Pentagon. The Trump/Russia ‘burning issue’ won’t lead media ‘consumers’ to do any soul-searching over the interfering which ’our government’ has been doing in the whole world so let’s enjoy the amusing and hypocritical spectacle.

Apparently most ‘consumers’ assume that global sea-change events just happen randomly, and that the elites are stupid, uninvolved or oblivious, and that all outcomes are a matter of random chance.  These people are idiots, who have a bias, nurtured by decades of indoctrination by ‘education’ and media propaganda, causing them to deny the potential for ‘conspiracy’, no matter the evidence. It’s not crazy to suspect that there are groups in power, perhaps for many generations, which aggressively seek to predict or even force particular outcomes in geopolitics for their own profit. History is rife with examples of just that. By profit, I don’t necessarily mean material wealth. In many cases, the power of influence and psychological sway over the masses might be considered a far greater prize than money or property.

Managed chaos is Washington’s foreign policy. That’s why there’s no strong, stable, secular governments that can provide security for their people in any of the countries the Empire has destroyed, because this long string of failed states that now stretches from North Africa, through the Middle East and into Central Asia create a permanent justification for ‘our’ military intervention as well as strategic access to vital resources. Why waste money and time on nation building which runs counter to America’s strategic objectives? The Empire unilaterally attacks because it’s the investigator, the prosecutor, the judge, and the jury. This is called global leadership by those who have no conscience: Air strikes are the easy way to look tough without fixing anything. It’s most amazing that ‘consumers’ continually believe humanitarianism is the goal of American wars. No one is asking why America ought to believe itself to be authorized to interfere anywhere as it does.
Terrorist attacks serve some of three political purposes: create a reason to increase centralized power, increase state surveillance and/or decreased freedom for ‘consumers’. Create an excuse for a military intervention, or all-out war on foreign soil, as 9/11 was so used. Undermine the security of a target government, forcing them to commit resources to a war, or else turn the government’s response into a reason to attack them like the Empire did in Syria, and Libya. Throughout history, terrorist attacks, from the Reichstag fire, to Chechnya, and 9/11, have served the interests of established power structures. This correlation is not coincidental.

It is reasonable to conclude that terrorism occurs to scare people into accepting the expansion and largess of ‘our’ American military industrial complex. At the end of the Cold War, America has suddenly found itself an Empire without Barbarians.

 Craig Dudley


 

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Friends and Allies

It is essential to keep in mind that in a teleological theory the good is defined independently from the right. This means two things. First, the theory accounts for our considered judgments as to which things are good (our judgments of value) as a separate class of judgments intuitively distinguishable by common sense, and then proposes the hypothesis that the right is maximizing the good as already specified. Second, the theory enables one to judge the goodness of things without referring to what is right. – John Rawls (A Theory of Justice)

The striking feature of the utilitarian view of justice is that it does not matter, except indirectly, how this sum of satisfactions is distributed among individuals any more than it matters, except indirectly, how one man distributes his satisfactions over time. – John Rawls (A Theory of Justice)


If you missed the PATCON this past weekend, I highly recommend you attend the next one. No crowd is without their idiots, but if you can look past the incessant stream of insipid one-liners of a couple, the vast majority are there to learn and make contacts. One of the things discussed was improving attendance and specifically among those not eligible for AARP memberships. Doing so requires us to collectively reach out to the Millennials and Gen Xers in a way that they are receptive to and understand. Conflicts often make strange bedfellows, consider the relationships between the Greek city-states in the Greco-Persian War as one example. The Greeks learned the difference between friends and allies the hard way. The way forward, if you want to be relevant at all, is to learn this lesson and accept it. Alexander Kerensky is famous for his line of ‘no enemies to the left.’ Others on the right have said much the same thing, there are no enemies to the right. What we have done has gotten us the results we have now, if you want something other than that, then we need to change what is giving us these results. We are all aware what the definition of insanity is.

Screen-Shot-2017-02-02-at-8.55.13-PMSoccer moms, the neoJacobins and the blue-haired genderfluid college students are all united under the religion of the state. While they may all have varying tactics and platforms, the goal is the same. The destruction of Western culture and the subsumption of every aspect of humanity under the government. Any step in that direction, by whatever means, no matter how small is acceptable. An essential aspect of statism, and communism in particular is the amoral component to it. The only virtue of communism is increasing state control. If accomplishing that requires you to shoot people kneeling in a shallow ditch or starve an entire nation of men, women and children, then it is a moral act. If history is any indication there is no act of depravity that someone, somewhere will not do to usher in this ‘utopia’ of theirs. Much of this goes back to Bentham, Hegel and the utilitarian school of thought. The ‘greater good’ fractures any moral compass of the believer, replacing it with permission to do any act which ‘benefits’ the ‘whole.’ What the greater good is, what benefit means, and what the whole is cannot be defined except on an individual level. As Satanist Aleister Crowley put, ‘do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.’ Utilitarianism is exactly that. You define the greater good, you define what benefits the whole. Whatever you do within that context is moral, whether it is pedophilia, genocide or torture. Those concepts matter, because you are living in that world right now and the consequences of those philosophies. Philosophies may not be the sword that cuts your head off, but it directs the hand that holds the sword. At times we need to be reminded of exactly the nature of the evil we face, and what the consequences of failure are. You will get no quarter.

The concept of an ally is in one the words that we derive it from, ligare. You may recognize it as the root word of ligament and possibly religion, though there is debate on that. Simply put, it means to bind together. It implies the two things are not homogenous in nature, nor would they be naturally together absent an external force. The right is far more heterogeneous than the left is, both philosophically and socially. The structure is one of the free market of ideas, with intense competition and conflict. The left is far less interested in internal feuds, and their internal hierarchy is much more of a Soviet nature. Conservatives are far more interested in fighting Trump than the neoJacobins itching to turn Kathy Griffin’s photo op into reality. Rather than focus on the defeat of the existential enemy, we fight those who would be our allies. It has translated into one defeat after another, ‘conservatives’ have not conserved gun rights, traditional marriage, sane fiscal policy, borders, education, or a semblance of the free market. The venom and backstabbing has been reserved for the electorate and the few who were willing to attempt to conserve anything. We are more focused on the pro-Con/pro-King/pro-anarchy debate than preventing or winning a Yugo-style war or the North American genocide. We pretend this is not the case, or have a degree of cognitive dissonance that would make Hillary blush.

P1040178.jpgThe patriot/liberty movement is purported to be made up of adults and people who ‘get it.’ If that is indeed the case then perhaps acting like the modern equivalent of the Scottish nobles at Irvine is not the way to approach things. Put your big boy pants on and realize that anyone who despises and wants to eliminate the people who seek the death of your culture is a potential ally. Some of the opinions given by people in this movement are the height of naiveté or woefully ignorant of the philosophical and historical precedent surrounding them. I could spend hours being a boor and fighting with people, many of whom would be far better served reading the source material referenced by the authors. I don’t because I hate those seeking to destroy me and my country enough to put aside personal slights. I don’t care what you want to have in your little AO, whether it is a king or an ancap wet dream. The preceding condition we can all agree on is that the statists have to be gone before any of this can occur. Nothing else matters if that condition is not met. I fear if this internecine fighting continues we will be still arguing about how much better anarchy is than the Constitution as a statist blows your brains out. Congratulations, your ego killed your family, your culture and your country.

A friend is someone that is significantly higher on the relationship scale and it would seem many in the liberty movement conflate the two. I’m not asking us to agree on everything; I’m not asking you to kiss them and buy them dinner. However, if you cannot work with someone based on the simple statement that communism and it’s child socialism needs to be removed from the continent as a requirement of our continued existence then you are irrelevant at best. What kind of person would put their ego over their family? Those who survived Holdomore, or the Bolshevik Revolution, the killing fields of Khmer Rouge or the Armenian genocide would assure you that I am not speaking hyperbolically. Smart people who see the wheels coming off our society are looking for answers and allies. Don’t further reinforce the ignorant old white man that hates everyone meme. We will need every single person who isn’t on board with putting you in the ground, so stop requiring them to fit to your impossibly narrow definition of bosom buddies.

The alt-right are our natural allies and have the youth that the liberty movement desperately needs. Traditional conservatives are aging out, the average age of someone who reads National Review is 66 and the majority of the liberty movement is easily 55-60. In a decade the term irrelevant will be optimistic if the younger generation is not incorporated into it. Age will kill us all as surely as a communist will and your ideology dies with you if it is not transmitted to the younger generation. Contrast that with the alt-right being 25-30 and far more adept at driving the political and social conversation in the US than any of us have been. It was not the liberty movement that started the ‘sick Hillary’ story, nor did they influence the election like the alt-right has. You may not agree with the neo-reactionary, reactionary or identitarians of the movement. Again I drag you back to the idea that the political disagreements be put on hold until the existential conflict is over. A sea change has occurred and 2017 is not 2015, a new player has arrived on the block and new methods of communication and propaganda exist. The younger alt-right can benefit from the experience, expertise and knowledge that many of you have, if you can simply put aside your ego and distain. Familiarize yourself with /pol, Voat, Gab and who the players are on Twitter. Go to a few Proud Boys meetings. You may be surprised and learn something, and be able to share something with them. I don’t need friends, I need allies and so do you. Be willing to do what is necessary to stop the threat, and working with someone you don’t like is only the beginning of how far I’m willing to go. Love enough to do what is necessary, with who is necessary…or make your peace with the consequences of ideological purity and embrace the darkness enveloping this country.

Jesse James

So you want a counter-culture?

Traditions, rituals and ceremonies take centuries to build, and can be lost in an instant. Be careful of your inheritance. – Unknown

The nuclear family must be destroyed…whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process. – Linda Gordon

Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women’s movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage. – Sheila Cronin

“Tribe.” How can there be tribe without clans? How can there be clans without extended families? How can there be extended families without patriarchy? How can clans become tribes without a chief? Indeed, how can there be families at all with divorce, contraception and infanticide and a ‘working ‘mother’? And as far as community goes, can you think of a people less prone to coalesce into community than Americans? – SFC Steven M Barry USA RET


 

Inevitably when I or others will write an article pointing out the latest example of degeneracy or graft within our culture, someone will demand a solution. While I understand the sentiment, it is neither my responsibility to do your thinking for you, nor do I have the time to do so. My time and effort are directed at starting the conversation and highlighting the problem, so that you may consider it and develop an educated opinion and response to it. The solutions that many are looking for lie close to home, and necessarily include relevant factors in your life that are unique to yourself and your family. Given that fact, the following is indeed just that…a solution. I don’t have all the answers and this isn’t the end of the discussion, but it’s certainly a start. You may not approve, you may not like it, and it certainly is not politically correct. Consider this your trigger warning.

main-qimg-16ad56230d254d7e2ed6cedf206c93e8-cThe current culture in the US is one of a carrion bird, feeding on the remains of that created by better men. Those who rail against implicit whiteness and conjure specters of klansmen at the mere mention of dairy products enjoy the fruits of those they hate whenever they adjust the thermostat and enjoy the luxury of vehicular or air travel. What is lacking from this lifestyle and worldview is sustainability. In the business world the difference between profit and loss is often wafer thin, and asinine things such as which of the dozens of new genders you are or whether someone is ‘man-spreading’ at a desk is the last thing people who value a paycheck consider. I’ve lost count of how many interviews I have done with people emotionally and psychologically unfit to deal with the authority and structure of a business. Their parents utterly failed to equip them to succeed even in the most nominal way in the world. Added to this is the drastic decrease in the workforce of jobs that produce tangible goods and colleges becoming little more than a conduit for service industry workers. It is worth noting that the vast majority of service industry and retail jobs simply cannot generate the kind of revenue required to sustain a family, even on both incomes. Some is directly attributable to the tax burden associated with every employee a business hires and the rest is the low skill required to perform such tasks.  The economic opportunity for large or even medium sized families is simply not there for many in larger cities who refuse to consider a trade or see it as beneath their station in life. Modern American culture has significantly degraded the economic viability of the family.

While part of the consideration for the declining birth rate, the economics of the family are not the only means by which it is being destroyed. Inculcated from birth to treat men as disposable at best and a dangerous threat at worst, rather than a potential mate, an entire generation of women has been stripped of their maternal instinct. If results are any indication, the goal of third-wave feminism has been to turn women into angrier and more neurotic versions of men. Equal parts unbearable to be around and unemployable, they drift from one meaningless relationship to another, celebrating their ‘liberation’ while collecting cats to fill the void. It is tragic to watch these deeply conflicted human beings emotionally and psychologically contort themselves in an effort to deny the attributes encoded within them at a genetic level. Men on the other hand have either rejected the traditional male archetypes present within their lives, or as the children of dysfunctional families have elected to parrot that behavior in their own life. A significant portion of the alt-right has been the worthy, though utterly preventable, search of millennials to rediscover what it means to be a man. We are told that traditional male characteristics are to be avoided at all costs and as feminists try to become the new men, men have taken to becoming the new women. In a self-flaggelating homage to the god of ‘progress’ both sexes have turned themselves into an androgynous mass of humanity, neither fit to fulfill the role needed of them in a functional marriage. Modern American culture has nearly destroyed the emotional and psychological viability of the family.

david-face-760x985The family is the most basic unit of interpersonal relationships, and thus my focus on modern culture’s destruction of it. A counter-culture porting over 80% of the existing culture is not countering anything. The conservative movement did this with no success for the last several decades. Rather than conserving anything, they were happy to play the political resistance movement to the statists while the cultural of traditional America disappeared. A counter-culture is NOT a political disagreement, but a repudiation of the prevailing political, economic and social norms of the day and the concomitant value system. If you are unwilling to reject the anti-Christian and anti-Western influence on a personal level, then why would I ever believe that you would on a corporate level. Those unwilling to take the mantle of leadership on and implement traditional values in their own lives are simply play acting. The most obvious one and the most infrequently applied within the liberty movement and the gamut of conservatives is the structure of the household. A lot of men say a lot of things about ‘conservative’ values, yet it flies out the door at home. It must be truly difficult to implement a worldview when your personal and corporate ones are diametrically opposed in practice, if not in theory.

Patriarchy is now a dirty word, yet let us consider the alternatives. Patriarchy has created stable populations for over 5,000 years and is a direct contributor to the modern age we enjoy. Matriarchy or some confusing mishmash of household anarchy has given rise to what civilization exactly? This article conveniently lists six ‘modern’ societies that are matriarchal, and like Camille Paglia so eloquently stated they are living in the equivalent of grass huts. I certainly haven’t seen the Mosuo flag on the moon, and if they managed to erect the Notre-Dame de Paris there tomorrow it would only be 628 years too late. Patriarchy admits there is a moral component to the rearing of children and the roles each gender has. The organization of the family according to the Biblical hierarchy sees procreation as morally good and virtuous. Modern culture cannot even maintain a positive birth rate and will result in the extinction of its adherents. Contrary to the modern thirst for independence from everything and everyone, patriarchy is the recognition that dependence is a necessity and reality of life. We are dependent as children to our parents and as spouses on the roles of the other. As head of the family, the man recognizes his dependence on God for direction and guidance. Patriarchy represents a symbolic relationship at the family level, while modern society seeks to set all at war with all. Men and women are at war with their own nature, at war with each other and thanks to Margaret Sanger at war with their children and the natural reproductive cycle. The sheer destructiveness of this lifestyle is demonstrated by the fact that within two generations the West is no longer culturally, economically and biologically sustainable at it’s current course. Sadly, the results of a system in rebellion to natural law speak for themselves.

The counter culture I speak of is not a return but a rebirth of the West. It may never happen at a national level, but it can happen at a personal and local level. The rejection of the modern value system is a prerequisite of that. The differences I have with modern culture are that of first principles. I suspect my views are an anathema to many and offensive to even more. However, that is what is necessary to develop an actual counter-culture. The creation of culture is manifest in the home and is transmitted outside of that home by the father. The reason the institution of patriarchy is an anathema to statists (who seek to replace it) and feminists (who seek to eliminate it) is the very nature of that role. The defense of the family and by extension those proximate to such demand not an introverted view of the world, that of the maternal nurturer, but an extroverted view of the world, that of a watchman, a shepherd. Destroy that, and you create a culture unable to defend its weakest and most vulnerable from outside harm. I would argue you have created a culture unable to defend itself at all. Contrary to those blaming the women with bullhorns and signs for Roe v. Wade, it was a failure of us, western men, to lead and defend our families at a corporate level. We allowed the usurpation of our role in society and in the family. Destroy the nexus of moral and objective authority, and you destroy what relies on that, culture and ultimately civilization. The counter-culture starts at home and cannot rise to a corporate level if it is based on the same first principles that have taken us to the amoral, hedonistic society we currently have.

Some may find this topic unpalatable and those who do not subscribe to a Biblical worldview may not accept the Bible as a valid source of first principles. Without a detailed and lengthy discussion of theology and philosophy, I think a reasonable man can find a significant amount of empirical evidence supporting these assertions. Call it natural law or whatever terminology du jour you would like, but the structure looks much the same. To the women who read me, know that this is not a call to mistreatment of you. Rather it is a call to the roles we are genetically, emotionally and psychologically designed to fill and a return to sanity. It is abuse to use a screwdriver like a hammer, and I refuse to force the person I love most in this world to suffer that abuse because I am unwilling to be the hammer she needs and God calls me to be. Those curious about how oppressive and horrifying a life such as this is are more than welcome to contact me and you can ask the redhead yourself.

Jesse James

7 Day Notice- PATCON

Be there or admit you want the commies to win. 🙂

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We’re one week out to the PATCON– if you’re reasonable close, you don’t wanna miss out. You’re gonna learn how to run basic, license-free kit off grid and squeeze the most out of it as well as learn a little about the more advanced stuff.

Even though the pre-pay date has passed, Brock tells me you can still pay on Friday if you’re planning on eating. He just has to get the headcount right. Come out for the class, come out for the raffle, come out for meeting others.

See y’all Saturday.

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Action, Reaction and You

Craig raises some interesting discussion points for the water cooler and the barbecue this weekend. Confidence in the government is at an all time low and the trust of the official narrative has all but disappeared among traditional Americans. Maybe it’s time to wonder out loud why the people in the ivory towers never seem to bear the brunt of policy driven by the Magic Dirt Theory and the petrodollar. If you’re not actively trying to influence your friends, coworkers and neighbors then you’re wrong. People are furious and they are open to solutions. Make use of that opportunity while you can. You may know it, but do they?

P.S. Commies still deserve helicopter rides. 

– JJ


The true patriotism, the only rational patriotism is loyalty to the nation all the time, loyalty to the government when it deserves it.Mark Twain

In politics, stupidity is not a handicap. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Where do you get your information, and where do they get what they tell you? Do you ever think about that?   It’s common these days to back up the current lie by referring to a previous lie that has been abandoned as being too obvious a lie. Consumers are too dumb, misinformed, to notice…or are in denial. Identity politics are not only about inclusion but also about exclusion: You have to be like the group or you’re rejected/disliked.

6a0120a610bec4970c014e8701e619970dThe first 9/11 happened on 9/11, 1973, in Chile. A CIA-backed coup overthrew Chile’s President Allende. America did it. Was that interfering or hacking? The world knows about America constantly overthrowing governments, and favorable regimes, colloquially referred to as ‘democracies’ here. Trying not to get bombed by the American exceptionalists gets you described as crazy and/or brutal. I’m constantly amazed by the ability of those in power to create stories trusted by those who can’t think critically. Appealing to emotions, when you have millions of functionally illiterate, normalcy bias ensnared, gadget distracted, disciples of the status quo, has been the ongoing game of the Deep State. Americans don’t want to think, because thinking is hard. With consumers confused, distracted, willfully ignorant, and easily manipulated, is it any wonder so many fall for things today they would have called insane a few years ago?

The majority of people know government lied to us about both the JFK assassination and 9/11 but you can’t say so publically. One position on 9/11 is that Bush or Cheney and Rumsfeld let it happen. They knew it was coming but did nothing to stop it. Norm Mineta testified Cheney was told every few minutes that a plane was approaching the Pentagon but he did not let an interceptor take it down. 9/11 was done to create the War on Terror. We will not have peace because we continue to accept the 9/11 lie. Since government and media are lying to us about 9/11, it means that they’re controlled by the people who carried out 9/11. Ray Charles could see, when looking at the Towers, they’re disintegrating from the top down, being demolished, pulverized and exploded, from the top down, while the base remains solid but with Building 7 they blow it up from the bottom, and you see the whole building come down intact. One truth of 9/11 is this: The North and South Towers had 47 central core steel columns and 236 perimeter columns for a total of 283. For the buildings to fall straight down at nearly free fall speed all 283 connections from the columns to each of the 110 floors had to be cut within a second of each other. Keeping in mind open air fires can’t reach half of the temperature required to melt steel, how do you explain (2x110x283) 62,260 connections in the two towers all being severed simultaneously by an office fire? So Towers 1, 2, and 7 were taken down by controlled demolitions; to do that you need keys to the buildings and the permission of management. Larry Silverstein and his adult children didn’t go to work that day after never missing a day. What are the odds?

We’ve we seen drills around ‘surprise’ events in the past. Just before the Boston Marathon bombing they had a terror drill. Just before 9/11 they had a terror drill of planes flying into the World Trade Center but we don’t hear about that. Normally when you see a drill being advertised it’s a forerunner to the real event. Our government is carrying out the agenda, regardless of election results and political affiliations, of a permanent, deeply rooted conglomeration of special interests that transcend political parties, ideologies, presidential terms, as well as domestic and international law. America’s deep state removed constitutional independence, and is an ongoing threat to global peace and stability. America’s use of unwarranted power and influence presents as regional wars, subsequent waves of refugees, socioeconomic exploitation and catastrophe within targeted states and across entire regions, as well as a general global disorder  resulting from a tiny handful of special interests abusing and wasting the planet’s human and natural resources for its own petty, self-serving pursuits.

Remember your oath to protect against all enemies foreign and domestic? What if you’ve never noticed the domestic enemy? What if much of the ‘terror’ around the world is false? What if it is done by various factions of ‘our’ deep state in their power struggle? The PTB have lots of funding, as can easily be demonstrated in the ten trillion said to be missing from the five-sided fun house on the Potomac. If their overthrow of Ukraine’s government only cost five billion what might they be doing with the rest of that cash?

There’s no real American foreign policy. There’s only the sum of the different foreign policies desired by various more or less covert ‘deep state’ actors, agencies and individuals. The result is inevitably short-term, focuses on a quick fix approach unable to allow for complexity. American ‘diplomacy’ doesn’t exist. You don’t need diplomats to deliver demands, bribes, ultimatums and threats. You don’t need educated people nor do you need people with any understanding of the ‘other’. All you need is one arrogant bully and one interpreter: American diplomats don’t speak the local languages. We saw fascinating evidence of the death of the American diplomatic corps when 51 American ‘diplomats’ demanded that Obama bomb Syria. The rest of the world could just watch in amazement, sadness, and total disgust.

We haven’t been America for some time. We’re Soviet America. Consumers have no problem with that having been raised by parents educated in Soviet American schools. We saw the remains of America vanish with the passage of the Patriot Act. Now Amazon is burning books that Israel doesn’t like.  Since when have we become a nation that is so afraid of debate we can no longer tolerate dissent? At her core America was founded by people who wrote the ‘hate speech’ of the day. If you’re one of those who believe its fine that your master is working to take control of the whole world remember though you feel you’re a well-cared for slave now, wait until your master is no longer master of them all.

darth-cheney_video-cnnMen, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one… Truth, when discovered, comes upon most of us like an intruder, and meets the intruder’s welcome… Nations, like individuals, cannot become desperate gamblers with impunity. Punishment is sure to overtake them sooner or later.” Charles Mackay

America does what North Korea does hiding its problems under a cloud of secrecy. If the Empire is challenged over such actions, we’re expected, like the North Korean public, to automatically accept that America must be right and well-intentioned and have better values than the enemy it’s opposing. See the HRC ‘I didn’t mean to commit a felony‘ defense. America is right in thinking that most people around the world share its professed values of freedom, democracy and human rights but even with long experience it can’t understand on an official level that it’s taken at its word, and alienates people precisely because it acts contrary to those values in practice. From what we’ve seen of Trump, who promised to drain the swamp, this situation is only likely to become more extreme, and therefore the Empire will be more tempted to act against any reminder of its own errors.

It makes no sense for Muslims to hold Europeans and Americans responsible for the evil policies of ‘our’ governments. If you think about this, you can see why it’s suspicious that ‘Muslim terrorism’ acts only against innocents, who have no influence over government policy. If Muslim terrorists are so sophisticated that they can pull off 9/11, they know that the enemy isn’t average citizens but neocons known from their positions in the Bush and Obama regimes. Their responsibility for the years of American invasions, bombings, and destruction of millions of Muslim peoples is known. None of the neoconservatives have any protection. There’s never been a terrorist attack against any of them. The alleged Muslim terrorists are so careless with their own lives; they could easily take out Darth Cheney, who only has minimal protection. There have been no Muslim terror attacks on politicians and presstitutes who have eagerly supported decades of war against Muslims. America and Europe are full of Muslim refugees from Washington’s wars. Terrorist events are rare. In a real democracy with a real media and real opposition parties, these questions would be investigated and part of public debate, not dismissed as ‘conspiracy theory’.

‘Terrorist’ attacks seem to coincide with important events. Could there have been a genuine ISIS attack in Europe? Yes, but I suspect that most of them were Gladio-style false flags executed by the Empire’s special services. Islam and the Muslims who practice was never the enemy. The enemy was a relatively small sect of para-Islamic crazies which remained largely in the fringes of the Islamic world until it was given an immense boost first by Saudi Arabia and, later, by the CIA in Afghanistan. The question to ask, which raises some very uncomfortable possibilities is cui bono?

The Empire is working to impose a self-serving political order that suits its sociopolitical and economic interests at the cost of peace, stability and security for entire regions of the planet. Its presence in ‘occupied countries’ and the proxies it uses as ‘government’ serve Washington’s interests are unwanted by those people being governed. The costly, prolonged occupation of these countries is demonstrating tactical and strategic weakness, geopolitical ineptitude and exposing the dangerous shortsighted greed that drives American foreign policy at the cost of long-term, rational planning and application, fiscal responsibility and the safety of the American populace.

 

– Craig Dudley

 

 

The Price of Delegitimization

What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet…  – William Shakespeare


The internet has been rife with controversy and frantic keyboard banging, the most cogent and memorable being Zman’s post about the nature of the Neojacobins inside the beltway and on the coasts. Having been around more than my fair share of that class of people, I have a working knowledge of the very different Americas that exist within the same borders. The perception the media cultivates is one of competence and informed gravitas. Well dressed men posses secret knowledge and are 21st century Sophists, deciphering hidden meanings and teasing the future out of press releases, appointments, firings and now ice cream. The truth is, most are horrifically isolated. Much of America, including the liberty movement is the same way, but few have the bully pulpit of CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. I went to school with many of the Neojacobins; you graduated from the right private school and went to the right college and then post-grad. The place you lived, restaurants you ate at, where you shopped for clothes and even the grocery stores you went to all reflected this isolation. Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Fresh Market don’t expose you to the ‘others,’ nor are you going to ever come in contact with someone who has a Massey Ferguson or Case in their barn getting fitted for a Brooks Brothers or a Michael Andrew’s Bespoke. People living in such a world have more in common with their peers shopping on Saville Row or in Avenue des Champs Elysées that their countrymen from Galax, VA or New Braunfels, TX. Within this resplendent isolation, they have not a clue how the hinterlands think, act or what defines them culturally. Only distain exists for such far off places, as if outside the major cities there exists a sub-human class that’s only use is to deliver and produce good for ‘the people who count.’

china+executionUp until the last decade or so, most people were content to bear the every increasing burden of taxation, regulation and censorship the Neojacobins had incrementally begun to impose on those outside their little worlds. The incompetence of Obama coupled with systemic problems beginning to manifest themselves in the national economy and social fabric of the country started to radiate outward from the cities and affect the more rural areas. The balance that had been struck thus far, namely ‘as long as I can feed my family and maintain a reasonable standard of living I’ll play along with your silly games’, was now turned on its head. The Neojacobins didn’t even know that traditional America was being crushed and stripped of their wealth by their policies, and they didn’t bother to ask. Nobody who matters lives there anyway. The Trump backlash was a slap in the face to most, utterly unexpected because they simply don’t even acknowledge that a world exists outside of their gated communities, the suburban soccer moms and Whole Foods customers have no clue that they just destroyed the entire coal industry or put people out of work as they hurry to Pilates. Given that ignorance, Trump was a political asteroid impact, the most unlikely and devastating thing many of them had ever seen as he crashed into their world. The anger from them is one of class, the upending of their perceived social status by someone so beneath them as to not even warrant an opinion. It is difficult to put this concept into words if you have not experienced those social circles, the level of outrage would be akin to a janitor walking into an Exxon Mobile board meeting and overruling the entire table of executives.

The anger is palpable within the Beltway and it’s coastal fiefdoms, which is understandable. The idea that someone who shakes parmesan from a can contravened the wishes of those who can taste the difference between serrano and iberico Jamón is simply unacceptable. Maxine Waters, Nacy Pelosi, Barbra Boxer and Al Green, are so far removed from traditional America as to be alien life forms. Outside of the 6 -7 major media/political centers in the US, the rest of the population simply do not factor into the equation until election time returns. Virtually no one in these locations are privy to the conversations going on in mills, churches, bars and barbecues all throughout the country and the level of hatred that has been engendered. I was speaking with a rather well-informed friend recently and his estimation of the undercurrent of rage was even higher than my own. The media and bureaucrats continue to play games of intrigue, woefully ignorant that the sole bulwark against a very ugly chapter in American history has been motive. The Trump presidency confirms that motive now exists. Rather than recognize the election for what it is, the Neojacobins have doubled down and attempted to browbeat the rest of the country. Still ignorant there exists a separate culture and nation outside the DC fiefdoms, they flail about looking for bogeymen, conjuring up Russians and people like Richard Spencer and ignoring the tens of millions who willingly voted for Trump.

IMG_1842The drum beat by Keith Olbermann and his ilk for the last six months has been an attempt to invalidate the election results. The view from the media centers and the beltway is that there is a groundswell of support from the Brooks Brother’s suits and Whole Foods people and that encompasses their view of America in toto. They will do what they will and the rubes in the hinterlands be damned. Most of you understand the frustration and anger of the Trump supporters, particularly the Millennials who voted for him. What gets overlooked in this paradigm is much the same thing as the Neojacobins fail to understand. Both sides feel as if their way of life, country and values are under attack. Both sides are correct. War is about the only way to describe this political and social environment as two competing ideologies that are utterly incompatible are being advanced.

The unspoken assumption within the DC fiefdoms is that rural America cannot be allowed to rule the country. We are too naive, too close-minded, too backward, too intolerant…we are retrograde savages with no place in their 21st century world. The truth may be a different matter, but the meme persists and has for decades. The election didn’t work because of a weak candidate, the economy and a charismatic dark horse Republican. The Hamilton electors gambit did not work, but the hobbling and bureaucratic coup by Obama appointees and now disloyal Republicans from Never-Trumper Johnny DeStefano. Turning Trump into a lame-duck president does not make the anger that elected him go away, it merely intensifies it. Conversely, if Trump succeeds with his agenda it also intensifies the anger of the Neojacobins. The zero-sum nature of this conflict must be understood and there seems increasing evidence that traditional America has finally grasped that point. What remains to be seen is when and who will cross the Rubicon first.

The motive for the forcible removal and…resolution…of the Neojacobins within the United States now exists. As does the converse. A very real hatred exists on both sides with one side buying arms at an astonishing rate and the other openly calling for an impeachment and the stripping of voting rights from their greatest enemy. This is not a facile emotion based on external features, but an utter abhorrence of who that person is at their very core. Existence has become an act of war to those inside the Beltway. Zman is correct in his characterization of the left and establishment right, more accurately described as communist revolutionaries at this point. The last vestige of legitimacy resides in the ballot box. I would like nothing better than the Neojacobins to take that away from the public through an impeachment, showing the true nature of their ideology. It is time we say what the situation has become. If you are a traditional American, a Christian, or don’t recognize the deity of government then you are excess humanity to the Neojacobins and have no right to life. The communists have never given quarter so why expect it now? I am confident many inside the Beltway and the large coastal cities understand the price of delegitimization and are willing to pay that price to usher in their ideology. What remains to be seen is whether traditional America is as well. Time to grow up and learn to hate.

Jesse James

Guest Post: The Five Sided Fun House

It would seem that the carrot and stick approach has been applied to Trump. The recent strike in Syria and the increasing interest in foreign intervention at the cheerleading of the usual neocon and socialist suspects. Obamacare has a new paintjob, but still unsustainable, there is no wall, we are doing the Clinton dance overseas with cruise missiles and no tax breaks in sight. The fact we are in a uniparty oligarchy of grifters has never been more clear. Make sure to tell your friends. And buy more ammo…this summer promises to be a fun one. 

JJ


On Jan. 17, 1961, President Eisenhower warned America about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex. He warned, “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.”

It’s been over 50 years since that warning and, apparently, no one listened and since then it’s gotten more enormous and out of control. On 9/10/01, Rumsfeld announced the defense department was missing $2.3 trillion. The amount was so unbelievably large that no one even responded to the news. It didn’t matter though because a day later the accounting department of the Pentagon blew up, on September 11th, 2001, and no one mentioned it ever again.

550-billion-pentagon-budget-cartoon.jpgThe Pentagon has never been audited, and now Trump is adding another $52B to the more than $500B the Pentagon already receives. Trump offered a budget that asks for $52B more, even though just last December, a Washington Post investigation discovered the Pentagon had a secret report which showed $125B in wasted funds. By law, the Pentagon is supposed to have a regular audit; however, it never seems to actually take place. As a result, around $10 trillion in taxpayer money has not been found since 1996: completely unaccounted for, gone missing or wasted by the ‘Defense’ Department, even though that is the opposite of what it does.

This year, despite the fact that both the Democratic and Republican platforms demanded an audit, it still hasn’t happened. Congress has actually more than doubled the Pentagon’s budget without even hinting about an audit. In fact, the Pentagon has removed itself from the possibility of having one conducted for over 20 years by telling the Government Accountability Office that an audit is just too expensive. Nonetheless, the GAO has regularly documented financial mismanagement. When Chuck Hagel was SecDef he was quoted as saying that the Pentagon’s non-compliance was “unacceptable”…right before he was fired. When congress does go after waste, they go after domestic agencies and community organizations, but they never investigate the Pentagon.

pentagon-money-missingThe American military pays organizations like the NFL to do “salute the troops” advertising and spends millions more on other advertising trying to make Americans believe that ‘our’ Department of Offense is helping them. They’re not…they are robbing the entire country blind. If Americans want to “Make America Great Again” the first thing they should do is follow the constitution and get rid of the standing army. America would be the wealthiest place in the world today, not the most indebted government in history, if not for the five sided fun house in Mordor.

Millions of innocents wouldn’t die in their wars, dozens of military members wouldn’t commit suicide every day and Earth would be more peaceful and prosperous. America is a rogue state/empire led by neocolonial looting liars. The history is uncontested for anyone who cares to investigate and here are some reasons:

People around the world view America as the greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country. The data confirm this conclusion: Since WW2, Earth has had 248 armed conflicts. America started 201 of them. American just sent a bill to Cambodia for the bombs we dropped on them during our war there.

These American attacks have killed about 30 million and counting; 90% of these deaths are civilians.  The total deaths caused by ‘our’ rogue empire for resource control, natural and human, since 1945, are more than all total wars and violence in all recorded Earth history, and then we badger others for doing what we do.

Our rulers have been war mongers for a long time; The Mexican-American War, Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, Russian Civil War, World War I, The Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and now possible war with Iran, Russia and China. We look at our ‘defense’ budget, expensive systems and throw around crap about America having the greatest military in the world. How then have we been outdone by malnourished, undereducated men with antiquated and improvised weapons while spending trillions of dollars and the lives of thousands of servicemen and uncountable civilians? The Empire has created more chaos in the world than anyone else and yet persists in describing itself as the ‘Leader of the Free World’, whatever that means these days, and the planet’s greatest democracy.

The Empire has, in recent years, bombed Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. None of them is safer, less armed, more democratic, more peaceful, more prosperous, or less of a threat to others: Quite the contrary. “Defeating” ISIS by bombing people will fuel more suffering and violence, just as ‘defeating’ the government of Saddam Hussein fueled ISIS. Imagine a woman in Iraq without permission to go outside without a male guardian. Now picture that woman’s roof collapsing on her and her children with a thunderous crash and a cloud of dust. Is she better off? Do those who love her appreciate her ‘liberation’? Would the video be allowed on ‘our free press’ if we hadn’t shared it on social media as many times as we do a police video?

And now Trump, who ran on a platform of staying out of the affairs of other countries, has violated the law of the world let alone our remaining constitution by attacking Syria again for ‘trumped’ up fictions. I just can’t wait to see what absurdities we see next.

 

– Craig Dudley

 

 

Heads Up- NC PATCON

Stop talking and start doing.

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Just as a general announcement; I’ll be doing a brief class at Brock’s PATCON on 3 JUN 17.

More specifically, I’m going to be teaching beginner communications by license-free means. Together we’ll explore rigging a CB for off-grid use including building an antenna, making the most of the ubiquitous Baofeng, and demonstrating what a grid-down HF station should look like. In doing so, you’ll learn what you can do now with little experience and what you’ll be able to do later as you gain knowledge.

This is aimed at creating a proper networking solution for Neighborhood Protection Teams- a concept that you need to be working on now. If for nothing else, come out for the catered BBQ.

Local, Local, Local.

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The Best Laid Plans

The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agleyRobert Burns


UPDATE 5/15/17 1924 EDT: New variant of virus has emerged, the fix discovered by registering the domain has been bypassed. Estimated infection rate is roughly 3,600 computers/hour. Symantec and Kaspersky Labs appear to think that it is connected to PRNK. More details here.


The most recent and rather eye-opening news this weekend was the cyber attack by an unknown entity on the majority of the developed world. From ZeroHedge “questions are mounting why code created by the NSA. has i) fallen in the wrong hands and ii) is being used to hold the world hostage. As the NYT notes, the ability of the cyberattack to spread so quickly was partly because of its high level of sophistication.” The laundry list of disabled organizations includes Nissan plants, the UK’s NHS, Deutsche Bahn, Telefonica (Spain telecom giant), FedEx, Renault, and the Russian Interior Ministry. The virus has currently affected about 9M computers in ~200 countries. More competent people than myself in the subject have noted its origin is likely the stolen NSA cyber weapons. The inability and incompetence of both the NSA and CIA to keep their information secure further illustrates why both philosophical and Machiavellian reasons exist to drastically reform the agencies.

3q4fznCurrently about 90% of funding for the federal cyber budget goes to ‘offensive’ operations, or figuring out ways to compromise, destroy or manipulate electronics. The converse is that 10% of the funding, and presumably the commensurate manpower, goes to defending from such attacks. Current operating guidelines indicate the agencies were aware of vulnerabilities, such as flaws in Cisco equipment, and failed to inform the company about its vulnerabilities to exploit it for offensive capabilities. The attitude and actions of both agencies have demonstrated a dangerous naiveté toward other state-level cyberwarfare capabilities and non-state actors. The result is precisely what we have seen this weekend, the intersection of gross incompetence with an all-to-familiar disregard for the taxpayers they work for.

The obvious philosophical arguments aside, this latest development provides an in-your-face example of why these agencies are making the world and America an increasingly dangerous place rather than safer. The recent theft of the NSA’s suite of cyber weapons illustrates their continued inability to keep information secure. Many forgot about the Chinese hack of the OPM’s Form 86s that revealed 14M people’s personal information, contacts and personal history going back a decade or more of everyone with a TS security clearance. Going back more than a decade now the NSA and CIA have left a trail of leaks, all of which have left the taxpayers and private sector as collateral damage. My own family members were impacted by the OPM hack and the public was asked to nod understandingly and simply forget it ever happened. For $1.5B and virtually limitless power over our data and personal information, the results have been…less than satisfactory.

The human experimentation done in places like Holmsburg Prison by the US government, Dow Chemical, and Johnson & Johnson on unwitting prisoners for things like dioxin and chemical torture compounds should disabuse the readers of any notions that compartmentalized and bureaucratic government agencies should be granted any great amount of trust. The primary function seems to be creating weapons and then unwittingly using them on the native population or allowing them to be used in such a manner. Such is the case here, using our tax dollars to not only fail to do their primary responsibility, protect the electronic infrastructure in the US, but also display a stunning level of incompetence in allowing the very weapons they intended to use on dissident citizens and enemies of the US to be co-opted for use by 21st century pirates. Given the last decade, it is a wonder they allow either agency to have computers or sharp objects in the building. Let us not forget the same people not only got caught lying about meta-data collection, but also siphon off ungodly amounts of money to fund their giant data storage facilities. I fear it is too much to ask that my overlords at least be semi-competent when they demand I submit myself to their electronic voyeurism.

1349880413656_321156The current ransomware attack was halted before it reached catastrophic levels by a stroke of luck, and nothing more. A basement-dwelling nerd who was on vacation managed to stumble onto a solution before the US was largely affected. The fragility of our private sector was on full display, whether it be the transportation, medical, financial and media industry. The imbalance of funding and continued insistence on the weaponization and domestic spying of the NSA and CIA, to the detriment of our domestic security, do not bode well for our ability to defend against state and private actors. The mantra of ‘if you don’t hold it and can’t defend it you don’t own it’ bears true. Whether through D.C’s incompetence, malfeasance or another party, this will not end here. The proof of concept has already happened and the return on the investment is immense. Even if you were to pay an individual millions, the damage caused to infrastructure, the economy and potential loss of life far outweigh conventional munitions.

While I’m sure there may be one or two of you who might be devastated if this site was no longer available, or the internet at large for that matter, a smart man will take this warning for what it is. Can your loved ones get to you without access to telecommunications? Does your wife know your PACE comms plan? Do you have any rally points set up and a way to find each other in the event you cannot communicate with each other? Do you have cash on hand in the event you cannot access digital funds? DO YOU HAVE A MAP IN YOUR VEHICLES? A simple way to approach it, assuming your house is in order, is to put a FRAGPLAN or extremely simplified OPORD into an envelope and keep it in the glove box. OPORD’s are excellent ways to flesh out the 5 W’s and organize information in a readily understandable and easily referenced manner. Your wife/kids/you should be able to open it, understand where you need to be, what time you need to be there by and what the other people will do if you aren’t there by then. People panic, people forget and verbal instructions are highly suspect when a person is under a large amount of stress. Write. It. Down. You’re not Jason Bourne and if you are concerned about opsec then come up with a number to easily remember that modifies the time/address written down to the correct one. For instance, use the first or last number on the license plate of the vehicle and it is added to every number written on the document.

Part of being resilient is making your family resilient. The cost for rejecting government interference is personal responsibility for you and your family’s welfare. I guarantee if this ransomware had taken down Verizon, Sprint or AT&T rather than Telefonica, there would be guys in III% hats and ‘muh gunz’ bumper stickers scrambling to find their families and begging the very government they profess to be so independent of for help. Don’t be that guy. If the internet went dark tomorrow I would miss out on the cornucopia of stupid that is YouTube and some news sites. Life would go on in JJLand. Cell phones and the internet are nice, but realize they are niceties and increasingly fragile.  None of what has been discussed is hi-speed ninja operator skills, it really boils down to simple planning and some foresight. It might cost you $20 in maps and a few sheets of paper, so there is absolutely no excuse not to have done this. The industry term is low risk-high yield investment. In other words, it costs you next to nothing and the potential reward is astronomical, much like the hacking that prompted this article. Don’t talk about being independent, be independent.

Jesse James

Guest Post: America v. America™

The regular readers are capable of making this distinction on their own, as I generally have a degree of respect for those who frequent this site, but for the skimmers I add: actus rea =/= mens rea. Great Americans died defending the interests of some very bad people in the last half century. We will all answer for what we have done in this life, the good, the bad and the grey areas that only He can divine the answers to. This is not an imprecation of who went, but rather an imprecation of why we did. The larger point is crucial here, D.C. is not America, it is America™. Half the battle is knowing, the other half is living like you know.

JJ


A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers.  – Aldous Huxley

4975150_f1024Tyrants don’t always come to power in a shower of violence. Often, they sweet-talk their way to absolute power, buoyed along by a wave of populist demand for someone to save the country from economic, military and political crises. Today’s politics are presented as the irrelevant left/right and red/blue model. The real issue is truth/lies, good/evil, right/wrong. You’ll never hear the names of those with true power in ‘reputable’ publications but relegated to 21st century samizdat. Gary Webb was unavailable for comment. The permanent government wants to do things its way and won’t put up with even a president telling it to do different things.

Your ‘riot’ is someone else’s ‘rebellion’. Protesting isn’t an act of freedom; it’s an appeal to authority.  You aren’t fighting for your rights; you’re slaves begging for longer chains.

Some Americans have educated themselves but that isn’t understood by those who have made their way through the bureaucracy of standard education. Educating yourself escapes the mind control process of public ‘education’. The way to destroy any nation is to confuse and divide, and the ‘public education’ has in many ways accomplished that very thing.

For over a century the ruling elite has backed and promoted both sides to every major war it manufactures, just as it has selected, backed and promoted every ‘official’ candidate who ends up president; no president over the last half century has clearly acted in the best interests of Americans except one who was executed in 11/63. We’re living in an oligarchy where a handful of power brokers control the masses because they own and control virtually all the ‘elected representatives’ who function for their owners rather than for their voters’. It’s been operating this way in America for a very long time.

People are confusing their own empathy for others with some overblown idea about group-identity. They are not the same. People are becoming afraid of their own unique existence: it’s a social fear. A new social contract is being imposed on ‘consumers’. Either you get in line, or you have no rights: it’s a totalitarian idea coming in through the back door. America isn’t a limited government under the best constitution constructed, but a devolved rogue state empire, chief among ‘developed’ and ‘former colonial’ powers killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions.

In reaction to Trump speaking about America’s history of violence ‘our free press’ are suggesting Trump will start targeting journalists for death as we’re told happens in Russia. We’re told since 2000, there have been suspicious deaths of journalists in Russia who came out against the government there. The opposition fear Trumps dislike of the media will escalate; “Trump has made no secret about going after journalists and his distaste for any news that doesn’t agree with him here. Do you find that this is a dangerous path he is heading down?”

Speaking of “suspicious deaths,” Michael Hasting’s death was awfully suspicious. Same goes for Gary Webb, LaVoy Finicum, the Kennedy brothers, Branch Davidians, Weavers, James Traficant, Andrew Breitbart and thousands more successfully covered up. Why do they attacked those who questioned their deaths as ‘conspiracy theorists’, but now they regularly suggest ‘suspicious deaths’ in Russia are actually assassinations carried out by Putin? Trump’s comments were pointing out that America has a history of murder.

The machinery, which maintains consent, ignorance and ideological conformity with the fictitious Business Ideology of the Empire operates in the open but isn’t noticed. George Carlin said they call it the “American Dream” because you have to be asleep to believe it.

‘Consumers’ equate America with ‘our’ government because in their minds, the federal government and the country are the same thing. For them, any criticism of government is criticism of America, or, to be more precise, criticism of ‘our’ government, for them, constitutes ‘blaming America’. The federal government and the country are two separate and distinct entities, reflected by the Bill of Rights, which expressly protects the country from the federal government. If you don’t acknowledge America’s crimes, of which there are many, you confirm America’s blame and have no starting place for actual change.

Defending America often involves publicizing, criticizing, condemning, and opposing wrongdoing by ‘our’ government.The federal government, and specifically the national-security establishment part of the federal government, has become their daddy, mommy, provider, protector, and their god so they get so worked up whenever anyone, including the president, dares to suggest that their federal parent/god has been wrong in any way. Children don’t like anyone criticizing their parents and religious types don’t like people questioning their gods.

FollowTheMoney-Bank-Pyramid.jpgWhen true believers speak about ’our’ government, and specifically about the Pentagon, the troops, and CIA, they talk in terms of ‘mistakes’. It’s always the Russians or the Chinese, the Iranians, etc. who are intentional criminals. When ‘our’ government does something wrong, it’s just a ‘mistake’, like pushing the wrong button on the soda machine, so the hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqi children during the 1990s are an ‘innocent mistake’. Those killings were intentional. These people refer to the invasion of Iraq as a ‘mistake’. What type of mistake are they saying that it was? Was it a mistake because it’s turned out to be such a disaster for all concerned, or are they saying that it was a mistake because Bush, the Pentagon, and the CIA allegedly innocently thought there were WMDs in Iraq? If concern about WMDs had been a genuine mistake, wouldn’t they have apologized and gone home?

True believers tripped over themselves to thank the troops for their service in Iraq/Afghanistan, without bothering to notice that their ‘service’ consisted of intentionally killing people who were opposing the unlawful invasion and war of aggression against their country as you would do here.

The national-security state way of life has destroyed ‘consumers’ consciences: their sense of right and wrong. It has made them morally blind, unable to recognize the wrongdoing of ‘our’ government and, in fact, made them ever-eager to come to the defense of their federal god whenever it organizes any new crime. The Corporatocracy remains at the top of the power pyramid because it can always afford to buy as much democracy as it needs for the state to protect its power and profits. You are what you do.

Government power corrupts any person or group that comes in contact with it. Every group thinks that if only they were in possession of government that they would do things differently. This is delusion as few are benevolent enough to handle this responsibility. We keep the trappings of democracy, including seemingly free elections, while ‘our’ leaders control the election process, the media and the scope of permissible debate.

What sick person votes for any evil even if it’s the lesser?

‘Our free press’ is official propaganda owned and operated by our owners and is doing their assigned job in steering public perceptions. Media diversity is illusion as six corporations own ninety percent of ‘our free press’. Show me any ‘librul’ corporations.

The TV talking head is quite satisfied to obtain all his information from ‘reputable sources’. This mainly means government and corporate spokespeople. Not a problem. Every other source, for the talking head is murky and unreliable. He doesn’t have to worry his pretty little head about whether his sources are trustworthy. He calculates it this way: if government and corporations are releasing information, it means there is news to report.

It’s heartwarming that The New York Times and The Washington Post are troubled that President Trump is loosely throwing around accusations of fake news. It’s nice that some ‘consumers’ now realize that truth does not reliably come from the mouth of every senior government official or from every official report. Yet, it was only recently when the Post and Times were eagerly promoting plans for silencing or blacklisting independent news sites that didn’t toe the line on what ‘our’ government and its allies were claiming was true.

Polls go opposite government actions so often you can’t count. Freedom? Elections? Defense? These adventures are being pursued ostensibly ‘to make the world safe for democracy’. However, whenever the Empire takes over a foreign country, it puts in place a puppet government which isn’t the textbook definition of democracy. ‘Our’ government never misses an opportunity to portray the Russians as evil aggressors; a designation more suited to America. Repeatedly Russia has tried to tone down the level of aggression, while the Empire has been conducting a shoving match with the Russians, goading them into conflicts.

Enter the Russians. Given their history of interfering, and getting all those millions of voters in ‘red’ states to vote for Trump, and, given their propensity to favor anti-gay, anti-feminist, and reactionary religious views, it should come as no surprise that they had a hand in pushing him into power. It had to be them because things are so wonderful here and the hildabeest was such a wonderful candidate so there’s no other explanation for Trump winning.

 

– Craig Dudley