Web log for the already awake – adrift, shunned & shivering now on ice floes for mentioning things which disturb the slumber of those still dozing – and for those sleepyheads just starting to feel the chill.
A concise summary by another open-eyed, open-minded human, I admire the writing, clarity of thought and analogy. Would like to now read his follow-up about the solution to the quandary, the problem being very well outlined by very many since the cold water in the face moment of 2001.
The richest vein in the history of predatory mining is just about played out. A gigantic mine engages in every conceivable destructive practice-strip mining, heap leaching, tailings dams and ponds and so on. It pays such low wages its workers only make ends meet by borrowing from the company at usurious rates.
It would appear to me, in light of the psychopath’s innate behavior and demeanor (and the sociopath’s developed like traits), that as long as there is a pool of enforced treasure to capture and direct (state collected funds and the mechanism of central banking & fiat currency), and a centralized authority to likewise capture and direct (government, the state) – thus drawing the moths to the flame – and which may NOT be opted out of by those non-PPs who see the problems – permanent ones – with the entire paradigm, both moral and practical, that the dynamic is likewise a permanent one, and terminally weighted in favor of those who naturally seek and delight in the control of others and of the resources needed by all.
There may stepping stones on the way to a solution that I don’t see now, but after much contemplation of the issue, I suspect that until people of conscience can opt out of enforced interaction and affiliation with people without any, via citizenship, and defend themselves against same once known, and can legally, and perhaps also geographically, become stateless persons, we have an unremediable societal and moral problem, and one in which the outcomes envisioned and planned by amoral or evil people will continue to constantly and indefinitely be routinely manifested, and always have the path of least resistance available to them. That is, the removal of the requirement to participate is the only permanent remedy I can see. The DM
A discussion between two of the most admirable truth telling women I’m aware of, Fitts paints about the most cogent and concise (and non-hysterical) picture of the apparently complete corruptness of the financial system and its titans and government helpmates I’ve ever heard. Super smart, she sees it all clearly. Particularly notable is what she has to say about student loans and fraudulent collateral debt on mortgages and why the banks should have been allowed to fail. But, above all, note what she says about the “black budget” and its beneficiaries, those who can “kill with impunity,” and consider that you fund all of that with your money and labor.
Though hidden, at least formerly, it’s a not a remote thing. It affects us all directly everyday, both in moral and practical terms. Ponder the existence of such a thing, because it makes politics very simple. Though as yet unknown to most of those participating, and though the two movements would largely disagree about solutions, an instinctive awareness of this likely drives both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements. Whether they’ve heard the details yet of how the mechanism works or not, I think a lot of the participants are finally ready to, or getting close. Just a nudge away from clarity. When they do I think there will very little disagreement about the root causes of the problems, and Fitts is definitely one of those I’d like doing the describing to the uninitiated.
It’d sure be nice to wake up in world with her as Secretary of the Treasury in a Ron Paul Cabinet (and that it was Faulkner, and not Charlie Rose, that was the household name as an interviewer.)
Once you’ve heard this type of interview, is it not then amazing to think that these things are not known and talked about everywhere, and to then consider the inanities that are routinely part of the public discourse?
This is pretty much the essence of things, and explains in brief summary much about the irrational path of world events for as long as we can all remember. Keeping this in mind as a basis, a prism through which to assess issues of primary importance (endless warring, banking bailouts, peculiar and inadequate reactions to nuclear meltdowns & oil spills, GE/GMO food, depleted uranium, health care reforms, etc.), vastly simplifies things for the citizen and voter, and allows much that is characterized as “grey area” of subtle nuance, needing the delicate finessing of experts to interpret and react to correctly, to be seen as the black & white matters they actually are, fully comprehendable by the average person of basic intelligence with an intact instinct of self-preservation. The DM ________________________
“Capital must protect itself in every possible way, both by combination and legislation. Debts must be collected, mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible. When, through process of law, the common people lose their homes, they will become more docile and more easily governed through the strong arm of the government applied by a central power of wealth under leading financiers. These truths are well known among our principal men, who are now engaged in forming an imperialism to govern the world.
BY DIVIDING THE VOTERS THROUGH THE POLITICAL PARTY SYSTEM, WE CAN GET THEM TO EXPEND THEIR ENERGIES IN FIGHTING FOR QUESTIONS OF NO IMPORTANCE.
It is thus, by discrete action, we can secure for ourselves that which has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished.” Montagu Norman, Governor of The Bank Of England, addressing the United States Bankers’ Association, New York, 1924.