sober

It’s sobering to understand that in no uncertain terms with the notable exception of a few degrees that there are two economies each in their own bubble- the elites and their minions- and the rest of us. It’s propaganda designed to separate the 99% into warring factions. It becomes clearer when you look closely at regressives and how they have bought into what the elites are selling. Regressives to a man and woman actually think that because the division between say between socialists and capitalists is one of ideology that the 99% should roll over and play dead…that we are all unworthy of eating, clothing and shelter.

Saywhat450

“Initially the leaders of MK-ULTRA restricted the surprise acid tests to TSS members, but when this phase had run its course they started dosing other Agency personnel who had never tripped before. Nearly everyone was fair game, and surprise acid trips became something of an occupational hazard among CIA operatives. Such tests were considered necessary because foreknowledge would prejudice the results of the experiment.”

Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain, “Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond”

Saywhat453

“Not surprisingly, the Boohoos lost their case in court when the judge ruled that an organization with “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” as its theme song was not serious enough to qualify as a church. “Apparently,” Kleps concluded, “those in control of the instrumentalities of coercive power in the United States had no difficulty in recognizing a psychedelic religion as a psychedelic religion when that religion was safely encapsulated in a racial minority group living outside the mainstream of American life.”

Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain “Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond”

Devil’s Chessboard

Allen (eventually head of the CIA) and John Foster Dulles (later Secretary of State under Ike) were brothers who got their start on Wall Street. Sullivan and Cromwell, the Dulles brothers’ Wall Street law firm, was at the center of an intricate international network of banks, investment firms, and industrial conglomerates that rebuilt Germany after World War I. Foster, the law firm’s top executive, grew skilled at structuring the complex merry-go-round of transactions that funneled massive U.S. investments into German industrial giants like the IG Farben chemical conglomerate and Krupp Steel. The profits generated by these investments then flowed to France and Britain in the form of war reparations, and then back to the United States to pay off war loans.” Many historians put forth the idea that this system fueled the rise of Nazism and contributed to WWII.
During WWII Allen Dulles was the resident OSS head in Switzerland and had many contacts with Nazi leaders. “Dulles was more in step with many Nazi leaders than he was with President Roosevelt.”
Far from being neutral, “Banks in Zurich and Basel allowed the Nazis to stash the treasure they were looting from Europe in secret accounts, which Germany then used to buy the essential products from neutral countries that fueled the Third Reich— tungsten from Spain, oil from Romania, steel from Sweden, beef from Argentina.”
“The White House wanted Dulles in clear contact with his Nazi clients so they could be easily identified.” Roosevelt felt by doing so, his Justice Department could prosecute Nazi war crimes more easily, although Justice Department lawyer (later appointed to the Supreme Court) William O. Douglas said “I could perhaps endure [men like Foster Dulles] for an evening. But to sit on a cloud with [them] through eternity would be to exact too great a price.”
Roosevelt’s “Administration officials feared that, by hiding their ill-gotten wealth, members of the German elite planned to bide their time after the war and would then try to regain power.” It didn’t help any that “Shredding of captured Nazi records was the favorite tactic of Dulles and his [associates] who stayed behind to help run the occupation of postwar Germany.” Nazi hunter John Loftus.
Many corporations survived WWII intact- “The chemical giant Farben was at the forefront of integrating concentration camp labor into its industrial production process, with other major German corporations like Volkswagen, Siemens, and Krupp following closely behind.”
The impact of the Dulles brothers even affects modern day United States in ways which are hard to understand unless a total review of their ideology becomes important enough to see the ground work done and in my opinion were traitors of the United States…

“The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government” by David Talbot

boomers

It’s a fallacy that boomers were ever in a position- other than make noise- to change the government The percentage of voters was about the same as now… Even when there was the chance that a liberal such as RFK would be elected he was killed as was MLK and numerous other leftists were discredited. Millions marched for antiwar.but it was more like “antidraft.” Most of us hardcore realized that the revolution was an internal one. Some were lucky enough to be become middle class, which has its own set of binding rules. Once the defining issue of Vietnam was gone and “hippies” were discredited by being associated with Charles Manson, the right wing reared its uneducated and politically naive head and it’s been a downward spiral ever since…blame the sycophantic right wing in this country for our collective downfall…

every

Everybody, everything can be criticized. That said, it’s where you go from there. Do you go back to complacency because whatever point you made is valid about any action? Why of course no one likes violence. No one likes disruption. When your own government in your name is killing and destroying countries around the world in the name of corporate profit should it be ignored because someone destroyed a Limousine or called the president a name? This is where the rubber hits the road folks. This is why the pressure should never be stopped.

Rant

Someone posted a video from Alex’s Jones Infowars supposedly from a “feminist” who advocated “killing male babies.”
First of all, no “feminist” by definition would even think much less say such a thing. The woman in the video is no feminist.
Secondly, you could scour the earth and find someone who expresses an opinion that contradicts their seemingly stereotype.
Thirdly, Infowars could well have made a video by a so called “feminist” who was just a woman reading a script merely designed to cause controversy obviously because it fits the propaganda that Infowars wants to lay on the public.
And finally, one example of a video or written statement by someone who has no obvious political power hardly qualifies as representative. The first example would be this missive by myself. Unless a person who has a power base, such as a politician or corporate leader, says whatever surely that can dismissed as just ranting propaganda.
People don’t look to see where blatant propaganda comes from if we are lucky enough to have a named source. The whole idea of regressive propaganda such as Infowars or Brietbart is to influence or temper one’s views. The idea that a “feminist” or femnazi would want to kill male babies fits right into the genocidal nature of extreme rightwing views of just what they’d like to do to people other than their stereotypical WASP.
When extreme propaganda is disseminated through the media trying to discuss and dismiss it becomes a frustrating thing because someone somewhere will pass it on and some people will think that’s the way it is- when it’s not…

Watergate

“The first public statement of a defense was made by Nixon on June 22, 1972—that nobody in his White House was involved in this bizarre incident—and Nixon’s final firewall explanation of his defense was issued eleven months later, on May 22, 1973; the latter followed the firing of his top aides, including your author, who had become the centerpiece of his defense.”

“The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It” by John W. Dean

For those interested in researching and understanding more about Watergate from the original recordings-

http://nixon.archives.gov/virtuallibrary/tapeexcerpts/index.php

http://web2.millercenter.org/rmn/audiovisual/whrecordings/

social media

I have been on the Internet for some 20+ years. In that time, it has morphed, not evolved since I see that as a positive, into a platform that has mixed messages, much of which is obvious, or what should be obvious, propaganda for the corporate state, that peculiar form of fascism in which corporations rule the petty kingdom of hate, misogyny and racism to name a few.
Yet I see people perpetuate personal oriented memes or events that have little to do with creating a world that is better for all. These are tedious distractions designed to fill one’s head with thoughts that has no relevance to day to day existence. This crap is touted as being some sort “new” way for the modern person to control their world. Of course none of this “debate” is oriented to real solutions, real ideas to actually do something besides bomb, pollute, destroy clean energy or increasing military spending instead of promoting peace and harmony throughout the world as so many religions blast loudly each and every day.
Just the other day we had folks breathlessly announcing that the Trump Administration is setting aside a whole month devoted to publicizing human trafficking and sexual slavery. What a good thing! However, how can we expect the United States who is devoted to terrorizing whole countries and their peoples to actually do something besides actually fostering the very same thing they are giving such blatant lip service?
Let’s get real! The world’s problems are not solved by some publicity-oriented propaganda to show hypocritical good intentions. What goes a long way to actually doing something to stop human exploitation is to feed, clothe and house people. No one out there is expecting to not pay for these human rights by their labor, by their blood, by their dignity no matter what regressive bullshit perpetuates. And this folks is what the wide gap between bullshit and actually working to get the corporate state moving to do much better than just declarations…

boycott

People don’t understand Wall Street. Somehow they think they can single out a business or two or three that is publicly traded when the same oligarchs control and manipulate stocks of every major business with as little as eight percent ownership. The rest are small potatoes that have little or no impact on the bottom line…