At harvest time, ye reap what ye sow

~ Magus Maverik

Herein I will point out that Naïveté is not innocence.

And that ‘going along to get along’ is fine until you get to where they are taking you.

Liberty is a Discovery of enlightened reason – not an Invention of revolution.

They claim that, “The Ends justify the Means” – to which I counter with; “Ends are ‘defined’ by the Means.’

They claim that, “Might makes right” – to which I counter with, ‘Justice makes right’ …


I met a traveller from an antique land

Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.

And on the pedestal these words appear —

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.’

~Percy Bysshe Shelley

The assertion that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” has struck me as a dubious from the first time I heard it put forward. The idea that competing mafia dons might one be better than the other to pay for “protection” is clearly a stupid proposition.

In fact this is very much the type of thinking that drives the Hegelian Dialectic, and why the fraudulent “two party system” of the Democrats verses the Republicans is a fools game that has brought us to the brink of destruction.

It is this idea, that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” that is at the bottom of the general, unthinking appeal for the “Truth Movement” to “stick together despite all differences”. It is this version of ‘the lesser evil’ argument that we get from the naïve participants in these discussions. And upon close inspection of their arguments we find in them the ‘go along to get along’ appeal, that is so clearly one of the greatest epistemic errors of human societies throughout known history.

As a realist I reject all of these sugarplum-fairy Utopian fantasies. As I have tried to make clear so often, we are going to have to face reality as it is, not as we wish it could be.


It is the dual nature of human beings that makes the time/space/carne trip interesting.



115 thoughts on “HARVEST 2013


    COTO Predicts:

    “Well Big Sis*, Janet Napolitano, promised a cyber attack AND a natural disaster, the likes of which this nation has never seen… ya think she knows somethin’? Again… everything starts in October and then the big GridEx attack in November w/Ison in the wings.”
    ~jerseyg – September 30, 2013 at 7:52 am
    . . . . . . . . . .

    Dave Hodges Predicts:

    “As we enter into the dangerous “October surprise” period in which we see no less than nine major disaster drills or the culmination of disaster preparedness exercises planned for the next six weeks. A clear picture is beginning to emerge. And when these events look eerily similar to past false flag events, we would be fools to not be waiting for the other shoe to drop.” — OCTOBER 1, 2013
    . . . . . . . . . .

    Yes, the doom and gloom fear carousel is the major message there. Not that we shouldn’t be aware of the bad shit…there IS certainly bad shit…but at points it must be put in perspective – or what the fuck is life worth but creating a worry worship.

    (*The irony of Nurse JG Rached using the term “Big Sis” is certainly not missed in these quarters.)



    “What do you see?” he asked the Muse.

    She replied in a calm wistful voice, “nothing but ashes…ashes”.

    So it seems to me that the TVZombies are playing Perky Pat, in the virtual sense, rather than the actual sense in the Philip K. Dick story.
    I see this age not as pre or post but, Armageddon du jour …in that virtual sense. On the ground reality, simply hasn’t been televised. Armageddon is not to be televised. It is the cover story which is televised.

    The TVZombies live in their Perky Pat make believe world of plastic, electronic gadgetry and junkfood. All the Half-Ton Tinkerbells imagining themselves as svelte and stylish Perky Pat.
    And all the monkey bat-boys that never swung a bat, they’re all Mickey Mantels in their tin horn baseball caps.

    Something happened at the turn of the century, a crack in the world, a paradigm shift that caught many in between alternate realities. We have literally and virtually entered the Twilight Zone:
    The ‘Tower of Babble’ episode in which communications over the gulf of these various alternate realities has become incomprehensible. Dancing gyrating ghosts of static or wispy veils appear in the peripheral vision like swarms of android-gnats, echoing in a chamber abyss deep, like stuttering premonitions.

    I listen to my own mother’s description of the world she is living in and I am stunned, it is like a story from another universe. I am unkind if I speak in my language, she interprets it as my being in pain…??? “I couldn’t stand it if I thought that way,” she tells me.

    “I’m as happy as a lark,” I say “It is you who are in pain, not me,” it’s the TV, but I don’t mention it this time. It’s only real to her if it’s on TV. It’s an enchantment in the days of Perky Pat.


    © 2010 Full Spectrum Defiance League \\ll//

  3. Well yea…I am pretty tired of it all…

    What the fuck can you really do to “prepare” for something with such ambiguous features as all of this? How long has this “prediction” been running? It is a constant cycle. I remember the US was going to bomb Iran “in just a few weeks” in 2003!

    All of the stuff in Dave Hodges article, has been true since 1933 when Roosevelt declared bankruptcy…the “government” has claimed the “ownership” in “receivership” since that time. All of this documented. All of this shit and hysteria people like Hodges are pointing to is “reiteration” and legal updates – it is simply nothing NEW as far as the way the system works – other than being more up front and in your face.

    Which is why I see this for the most part as a strategy of tension that people like Hodges do little more than promote for the system that wants it promoted.


  4. So what have we here? ‘The Eye’.

    Yes both as the COTO logo, and for Puddy’s personal gravitar.

    Now consider all the hooting scooting and bingo shooting about ‘The Eye’ as the symbol of the ILLUMINATI on that site…


    If we are to take ANY of that serious, then we have to seriously consider the use of the ILLUMINATI symbolism by Puddy and COTO as a confession to being a subtle ILLUMINATI PSYOP.

    No dudettes, I am not kidding. Something weird here, and I have felt it all along. Now with the embrace of someone Puddy admitted he thinks is a covert op (Maxifrax)….what more does it take to take this as a very serious situation?

    You know Puddy talks about “past” connections. There is even something about his X-wife that is bundled up in that situation. Although he hasn’t spelled it out clearly – something about her being a contract agent of some sort…

    I wish I would have collected all of that as it went by…but I remember it. And sometimes it lays on me heavy…especially as this last game played out there. And we can’t forget about Rady Kuntananda and the utterly weird trip that went down with C2.

    I won’t go full-on paranoid on you about this. There is no “certainty” involved here — just some deeper and deeper suspicions as this comes into focus clearer. So just consider this a rant for now.

    But it is on my mind….


  5. For some needed perspective on the now churning fulmination that WWIII is “obviously” just around the corner. Let it not be forgotten the same fear mongering ululations that filled the airwaves in the 1950s and 1960s – all the “duck and cover” drills in the US schooling system. The weekly “beep beep beep” of The Emergency Broadcasting system, ending with “this is just a test, had it been a real emergency….bla bla bla”

    Can a nuclear exchange take place? It certainly can. Can anyone predict or make an accurate prophesy of such? A highly unlikely proposition in light of the long history of doom saying on this head.


  6. Was it a Psyop? Nairobi Mall Deceit Abets Israeli-Western Pipeline Wars to Oust Asian Rivals
    Yoichi Shimatsu — Global Research, October 01, 2013

    “The gratuitous violence and spectacular overkill by a mysterious gang of supposed “terrorists” does nothing to further the aims of either Somali nationalism or sharia law, as espoused by the original Al-Shabaab movement, which seeks the withdrawal of Kenya forces from Somalia .

    As the events at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi unfolded, it became clear that the bloody spectacle was staged by a shadowy entity, which the Kenya foreign minister described as “Al Qaeda”. Her statement was based on the presence of other foreign assailants, including passport holders of the U.S. and Britain , under the command of a Western woman believed to be the so-called “White Widow”.

    The obvious outcome of this bloody spectacle is not Kenyan military withdrawal from Somalia as desired by Al Shabaab rebels, but quite the opposite effect of hardening support for intervention by a majority of Kenyans who were previously opposed to cross-border troop stationing. It took a televised massacre to overturn the East African public’s aversion to military cooperation with former colonial masters and the Israelis.

    The net effect of the conflicting reports from the mall and suspect photos raises troubling questions: What powerful elite group has the money to organize such an elaborate ruse to sway public opinion? Who can control a secret network inside the Kenyan military and the mass media? What is their motive? How do they benefit?”~Yoichi Shimatsu



  7. “As in many sensitive police-intelligence operations, information releases to the media are “strategic”, a euphemism for psychological operations.
    Psy-ops are aimed at controlling the options for the criminals and shaping public attitudes about the event’s causes and outcomes.” ~Shimatsu
    . . .. . .

    (Was it real or was it MEMOREX? – Memorex = ‘Psyops’)

    Well – you couldn’t have Oil Wars if there was a cheap alternative energy source widely available. Now could you?

    If you want to control the world, you have to manufacture resource wars. It’s as simple as that. This is all theater. It is all about Power. It isn’t about wealth, other than the power wealth affords. As Orwell explained, it is all about raw power.

    Any other “diagnosis” is Newspeak bullshit.


  8. The Rut

    Aiding and abetting in the delusions of the rut. That is what “sin” really is; adding the weight of your own tracks to that old worn path.

    The rut is that trench worn by the herd going along to get along. A trench now so deep, it is like the Grand Canyon…with walls so high that the sky is but a narrow band of clear blue far far above your heads. You will never know the panorama view of the sky from horizon to horizon until you make the climb out of that rut.


  9. Interview 757 – The Geneva Business Insider with David Smith

    “David L. Smith of the Geneva Business Insider blog joins for our monthly conversation on world events. This month we discuss Smith’s article on JP Morgan’s manipulations and dissect the bizarro economics of our quantitative easing era. We also touch on the unfolding Euro crisis.”

    On the utter corruption of economics and so-called “government”.

    This is a global system, a global order…


    “The World Bank, the IMF and central banks such as the Federal Reserve literally control the creation and the flow of money worldwide.
    At the apex of this system is the Bank for International Settlements. It is the central bank of central banks.”~Karen Hudes



  10. This is the insidious system that Karen Hudes is seeking to expose. For much more, you can listen to Joyce Riley of the Power Hour interview her for an entire hour:

    [audio src="http://archives2013.gcnlive.com/Archives2013/sep13/PowerHour/0926132.mp3" /]


  11. “They” are the “Super Entity”

    “The Swiss study that Hudes mentions. It was conducted by a team of researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. They studied the relationships between 37 million companies and investors worldwide, and what they discovered is that there is a “super-entity” of just 147 very tightly knit mega-corporations that controls 40 percent of the entire global economy…

    When the team further untangled the web of ownership, it found much of it tracked back to a “super-entity” of 147 even more tightly knit companies – all of their ownership was held by other members of the super-entity – that controlled 40 per cent of the total wealth in the network. “In effect, less than 1 per cent of the companies were able to control 40 per cent of the entire network,” says Glattfelder. Most were financial institutions. The top 20 included Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The Goldman Sachs Group.

    But the global elite don’t just control these mega-corporations. According to Hudes, they also dominate the unelected, unaccountable organizations that control the finances of virtually every nation on the face of the planet. The World Bank, the IMF and central banks such as the Federal Reserve literally control the creation and the flow of money worldwide.

    At the apex of this system is the Bank for International Settlements. It is the central bank of central banks,”



    • “This system did not come into being by accident. In fact, the global elite have been developing this system for a very long time. In a previous article entitled “Who Runs The World? Solid Proof That A Core Group Of Wealthy Elitists Is Pulling The Strings”, I included a quote from Georgetown University history professor Carroll Quigley from a book that he authored all the way back in 1966 in which he discussed the big plans that the elite had for the Bank for International Settlements..”
      “[T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations.”~ Quigley

      “And that is exactly what we have today.

      We have a system of “neo-feudalism” in which all of us and our national governments are enslaved to debt.”


  12. “Government” is a charade, a puppet show for TV; part of the Psyop that is the Public Relations Regime, which designs the production and writes all the scripts.

    It is an illusion.
    It is totally make-believe. The paradigm is built to instill delusion.

    But the war, murder, rape and pillage it is designed to facilitate is certainly real enough.


  13. “We must understand that the income disparity of America’s current economy was not the result of market forces working independently of political intervention. In large part it was generated by a systematic and deliberate ongoing political process dating from the anxieties of the very wealthy in the 1960s and 1970s that control of the country was slipping away from them.”~Peter Dale Scott



    • Revolution & Counter-Revolution
      Thesis/ Antithesis/ Synthesis – The Hegelian Dialectic.

      Blind in the left eye.

      Sometimes it is those who should understand the best who understand the least. It is not something conscious, not something deceitful – except to deceive themselves. If any political scientist should understand the dialectical of the Left/Right Paradigm, it should be the left, who after all, have the genesis of their philosophy in Marx. Yet often they are the most deluded.

      (This comment is indeed directed at the article above by Professor Scott; whom I believe to be most sincere, and even very accurate in his analysis. I only point out that there is another half of the argument that is necessary to make his analysis whole~ww)


  14. http://cotocrew.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/never-waste-opportunities/

    “As the government cheese is being doled out ala Barry and the Congressional Rats, this comes from the remnants of SANDY HOAX and the U-CON mind controllers. This woman was obviously sent there on an MK-Ultra trigger and the NARRATIVE will begin.”
    ~Puddy Dunne on October 3, 2013 at 6:10 pm
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


    Can you pronounce, “confirmation bias”? That is what generally follows rhetorically when a commentator leaps to conclusions like this. As if absolute certainty can possibly be had on such scanty information as to be had on this incident.

    Dunne says;
    “This woman was obviously sent there on an MK-Ultra trigger” !?!

    No, what is obvious is Dunne has a ‘One Size Fits All’ analysis for anything that happens anywhere on the planet.


  15. https://sites.google.com/site/trutherswitzerland/Terrorgate-Memo


    It is my opinion that this is a total fabrication…based on rumors and lies and stories he has made up. He being, David Chase Taylor.

    All of these attacks were supposed to have happened; College Station, Texas – Las Vegas, Nevada – Washington, DC….
    BUT they didn’t because Mr Taylor warned of them before-hand and so the ops were shut down.

    And with that, let me ask you; have you ever heard of David Chase Taylor and his warnings before?

    Is there wide spread knowledge that these massive casualty events were said to be taking place before the Terrorgate Memo of September 29, 2013 — which just happens to be AFTER the events were to have taken place?

    The “Memo” is also an example of Argumentum Verbosium, one demanding an investment of your attention and energies that is unwarranted do to the dubious nature of relying on events that did not in fact actually happen.

    The rest of the “Memo is another type of false argumentation, that of; “post hoc ergo propter hoc” argument — correlation does not equal causation. Wherein Mr Taylor posits that events that happened subsequent to the events that DID NOT TAKE PLACE, are proofs that those events would have taken place had his previous warnings not been heeded. But WHO pray tell heeded the warnings? Where is the proof that these “warnings” we paid any attention to by anyone?

    This is exactly the type of red herring bullshit that wastes the time of serious researchers. It is a trap most likely being sprung by “western intelligence” itself.


  16. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/03/edward-snowden-files-john-lanchester

    >”I get all that. It doesn’t thrill me to bits that the state has to use the tools of electronic surveillance to keep us safe, but it seems clear to me that it does, and that our right to privacy needs to be qualified, just as our other rights are qualified, in the interest of general security and the common good.”~Lanchester
    . . . . . .
    There is a lot to say about Lanchester’s article in the Guardian that Barrie leads us to above. In fact so much that it would likely take a book length exposition to cover the epistemic, philosophical, and theological errors that I see in his position.

    Just this first quote above is to my thinking; simple lunacy. It is the disconnect of postmodern man, that does not recognize that Rights and Security are bound like Liberty and Justice. When ‘security’ of the individual is given over to the oversight of others beyond that individual’s control – or even that individual’s comprehension, it is only the ‘security’ of an abstract notion called a “community” or a “state”. It is in leaving practical and solid reality for such abstractions that is the epistemic error. (as I mentioned, to put these issues to a complete argument would take a lot of pages and a lot of time.)~ww
    … … … …
    >”What this means is that we’re moving towards a new kind of society. Britain is already the most spied on, monitored and surveilled democratic society there has ever been. This doesn’t seem to have been discussed or debated, and I don’t remember ever being asked to vote for it. As for how this trend appears in the GCHQ documents, there is something of a gap between how the spies talk in public and how they can occasionally be found to talk in private.”~Lanchester

    I disagree. What this means is that we are moving to the high tech fruition of the same kind of society that has been pressed upon us since the days of Bernays and Lippmann. This talk of “democracy” – “democratic society” is worse than Orwellian, it is Wilsonian doublethink and Newspeak. And yes I speak to Woodrow Wilson the former “president”.

    Anyone who can still speak to “democracy” and not recognize that there is only one kind that has existed on this planet since Ancient Greece is simply and utterly uninformed. This one and only form is Bernaysian Democracy, one based on the manufacture of ‘consent’ by a manipulative Public Relations Regime.

    I bid anyone who does not comprehend this to read the first chapter of Bernays’ book, PROPAGANDA, wherein he lays this out in no uncertain terms. And then read Walter Lippman’s, PUBLIC OPINION for a refresher course.

    All of this to say that the popular conception of “democracy” is a finely tuned Myth. And it has never been anything other than a myth.

    Lanchester complains, “I don’t remember ever being asked to vote for it.”

    Of course not! The naïvete of this remark is spectacular coming from a so-called intellectual such as Lanchester! It is as if the man wishes to make a satire of himself.

    Regardless of all of the deep-state history that Lanchester is obviously in utter ignorance of, there is this academiac jejune posing that is simply maddening to behold.


  17. Now that it is shown that Admiral Poindexter’s ‘Total Awareness’ policy is coming to fruition, let us not pretend that this surveillance state is not the very same state that has a public strategic policy of, Full Spectrum Dominance. These issues cannot be unlinked and spoken to as separate matters.

    Cyber-Serveillance and Cyber-War are two sides of the same coin.


    ‘US Cyber Command’s Plan X: Pentagon Launching Covert Cyber Attacks’ By Tom Burghardt – Global Research, October
    03, 2013

    “Rather than deploying an “af.mil” botnet against Iran’s civilian nuclear infrastructure at Natanz, they unleashed a destructive digital worm, Stuxnet. In the largest and most sophisticated attack to date, more than 1,000 centrifuges were sent spinning out of control, “no more useful” to Iranian physicists “than hunks of metal and plastic.”

    A line had been crossed, and by the time security experts sorted things out, they learned that Stuxnet and its cousins, Duqu, Flame and Gauss, were the most complex pieces of malware ever designed, the opening salvo in the cyberwar that has long-guided the fevered dreams of Pentagon planners.

    ‘Plan X’

    Today, that destructive capability exists under the umbrella of US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), one which has the potential of holding the world hostage.

    Last year the Pentagon allocated $80 million dollars to defense giant Lockheed Martin for ongoing work on the National Cyber Range (NCR), a top secret facility that designs and tests attack tools for the government.”~Burghardt


  18. “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”~Lord Acton

    John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, KCVO, DL (10 January 1834 – 19 June 1902)


  19. Is there then no salvation?

    Is it in our power to salvage any but our own soul?

    We may teach and preach, beg and badger others to wake up to what we see. But in the last reckoning; it is up to each individual themselves to take responsibility.


  20. This essay is offered to all citizens who believe the government should be investigated when state crimes against democracy are suspected.

    The suppression of free political communication in our society has grave consequences for several reasons:

    It is clear that that there is not just spying and data collection going on. There is also electronic interference in our media, search engines, and mailboxes that is suppressing freedom of expression at various levels;

    >Media and search engine suppression can be held up for public view, while evidence of individual email tampering, probably carried out by covert state agencies, is frightening.
    >People are naturally reluctant to report it or write about it — for there is no one to report it to;

    >In the case of 9/11, which has torn the fabric of humanity down the middle — between Muslims and Christians, and between East and West — it is essential that the evidence backing this event be absolutely correct and open to question at all times;

    >The fact that the lid on 9/11 has been nailed down so firmly for so long creates great suspicion that this case study points to possible obstruction of free information transfer by government agencies recently identified through NSA whistleblowers Edward Snowden, William Binnie, Thomas Drake, and others.



  21. “On October 3, Washington, DC police gunned down Miriam Carey. They did so in cold blood. They did it willfully.”~Steven Lendman

    As far as I am concerned, what Lendman says above is correct, and it is the bottom line. All the rest is bla bla blather. It is bullshit based on rumor, innuendo, lies and stories they made up. I speak to both the mainstream media and the “alternative” media, especially the so-called ‘conspiracy-theorist’ blogosphere/blogosfear.

    And it is the cumulative whole of such bullshit that obscures and muddles the bottom line : This illegitimate state murders people in cold blood.


  22. The Now Standard Overkill of the Homeland Security State:

    The FBI employed a bomb squad, a hazardous material team and helicopters when they searched Miriam Carey’s condominium in Stamford, Connecticut on Thursday.

    Stamford resident Eric Bredow told News 19 WLTV an FBI bomb squad arrived at his building and a helicopter swooped overhead. Other residents were ordered to evacuate and were told they would not be allowed to return home for hours or overnight.
    CNN reported the condominium complex remained cordoned off on Friday.

    On Friday, the FBI and local law enforcement said they did not find firearms or “evidence that [Carey] was angry with the government,” The Courant reported.~Prison Planet


  23. “What’s ongoing is a longstanding orchestrated swindle. Bipartisan complicity supports it. Social America is on the chopping block for elimination. Another grand bargain plans it.

    Expect it once current theatrics end.

    The worst of what’s coming could begin in weeks. Harder than ever hard times will follow. Middle class America is targeted for elimination. Bipartisan complicity plans it. Obama capitulated to Republicans on preserving tax cuts and other benefits for rich elites.”~Lendman




    The Ever-Present Origin is a translation of _Ursprung und Gegenwart_, a book which was published in German in two parts around 1949 and 1953.

    The central contribution of this book is Gebser’s analysis of the history of culture — mainly but not exclusively Western culture — in terms of the predominance of different modes of consciousness. Gebser details five structures of consciousness:
    the archaic, the magical, the mythical, the mental, and the integral (or aperspectival).

    His theory seems to be that these structures unfold in a sequential but non-linear fashion (i.e. in quantum increases in the self-transparency of consciousness), and have different kinds of characteristic ways of experiencing self, other, and world. With each leap, the previous structures of consciousness are superceded and yet retained in a subordinate fashion.

    Meanwhile, the other structures lie largely latent and untapped. VERY briefly, the archaic is instinctual and primitive.
    The magical is tribal and involves participation mystique.
    The mythical is imaginative and often involves seeing through complementary polarities (darkness and light, good and evil).
    The mental is analytical, dualistic, and skeptical of the other structures of consciousness.
    And the integral structure allows for a re-membering of all of the structures of consciousness without the problematic reification of their respective “worlds”. The integral or aperspectival structure additionally involves going beyond the previous four structures in something akin to Buddhist or Christian (a la Meister Eckhart) enlightenment as understood in terms of the perennial philosophy.
    ~Book Description

  25. As McLuhan pointed out, the big things need not be hidden, but are in plain sight, the public’s incredulity is what keeps it from their notice. The agenda is verily shouted from the rooftops in historical literature. The modus operandi is described in great detail. In fact that which is supposedly hidden by the ‘Secret Societies’ is as open a secret as all else. The MO of the cult of intelligence for the state is so fully understood that ‘circumstantial’ charges are simple to make. This is standard racket science, gum shoe street smarts.

    But it is all invisible from INSIDE the paradigm, for it is a type of box. A box constructed in the mind by programming and conditioning. It is a trance, an enchantment, as powerful as any fairytale story about wizards and dragons.

    In fact the Paradigm itself is a carefully designed myth, using all the emotional cues of any mythos. And even THIS is part of its power, for those who hear the real story think it sounds too much like a fairytale to be true—this is their double-bind.

    It is reasonable and so, that there has never been a person who has been successfully brainwashed who believed they were brainwashed. It lies within the definition of the word itself. That the vast majority are immersed in the myth and unaware that the pretense is proven by the fact that the system of appearances is maintained.
    This is the crux of the problem that the crux of the matter reveals.

    As utterly horrific as the matter itself is, the problem it has manifest is even more so,
    the majority of the people are automatons responding to media and social cues and have no control over their destiny.

    It is that horror envisioned by the film, THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS.



  26. ABC News writes:
    “The woman who led police on a high-speed chase near the U.S. Capitol before being shot dead had a history of mental illness and believed President Obama was electronically monitoring her Connecticut home in order to broadcast her life on television, sources said.”
    – See more at: http://disinfo.com/2013/10/driver-killed-ramming-white-house-gates-believed-obama-electronically-monitoring/

    “…sources said.” Again, hearsay from anonymous sources from the mainstream media. And just what is their track record when it comes to truthful reporting. No that is not a question – but a statement put rhetorically.

    It is absolutely juvenile to believe any of this bullshit spin; ANY OF IT.

    This is all theater, a distraction from the fact that the so-called “government’ is criminally incompetent. Whatever the Public Relations Regime points to, look the other way. The whole thing is played like stage magic. It is all illusions. Any incident can be used as fodder. Carey needn’t have had any connection to any of this, she may have pulled into that area by mistake and happenstance.
    It was the set up of goon squads all over the capitol that is the stage, this could happen to ANYBODY and they can spin a woowoo story about it.

    False argumentation, that of; “post hoc ergo propter hoc” argument — correlation does not equal causation.


  27. Torture Remains Official US Policy

    In 2007, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) published a report titled “Off the Record: US Responsibility for Enforced Disappearances in the ‘War on Terror.’ ”

    It discussed ghost detainees held in secret black sites. It revealed how America lawlessly uses “proxy detention.”
    It demonstrates that “far from targeting the ‘worst of the worst,’ the system sweeps up low-level detainees and even involves the detention of the wives and children of the ‘disappeared.’ ”

    Doing so violates core rule of law principles. CCR documented torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Obama continues the worst of Bush administration policies.

    “(W)e’ve identified thirty-two prison ships, sort of prison hulks you used to read about in Victorian England, which have been converted to hold prisoners, and we’ve got pictures of them in Lisbon Harbor, for example.”
    And these are holding prisoners around the world, as well. And there’s a bunch of proxy prisons – (in) Morocco, Egypt, Jordan and other countries – where this stuff is going on.

    And this is a huge concern, because the world focus is on Guantanamo Bay, which really is a diversionary tactic in the whole war of terror or war on terror, whatever you’d like to call it.
    And actually, most of these people who have been severed from their legal rights are in these other secret prisons around the world.”~Clive Stafford of Reprieve

    Reprieve calls the USS Bataan one of America’s “most infamous ‘floating prisons.’ ”~Lendman


  28. Capital is real money. There is no real money in this system. It is a myth. This system is not based on capital, economics, production…
    none of that. The whole thing is a ruse. The only consideration is power — political power, which means power over other people.

    Drop your Marx, understand Orwell.

    “Might is right” is the name of the game. And the game is run by psychopaths.

    This system is neither Capitalism, nor Communism. It is a dialectical cycle of synthesis. All a mythology – actually a theology, wherein the final round is the State as God {Hegel}
    If you grasp Hegel, the left and the right are both synthetic:

    The Hegelian Dialectic:


    It is Design masquerading as Diagnosis.


  29. http://testblock.ruvr.ru/click?url=http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_07_30/US-government-establishes-death-camps-for-American-citizens-FBI-retiree-5607/&i=33401

    “American federal government has set up 1,000 internment ‘death camps’ across the country and is storing 30,000 guillotines and a half-million caskets in Atlanta, according to the late FBI officer Ted Gunderson. Gunderson conveys that these camps are in place for the day the government finally declares martial law and moves in to round up or kill American dissenters. “They’re going to keep track of all of us, folks,” Gunderson warns. Existence of these concentration camps has now been confirmed by numerous researchers and mainstream news sources.”


  30. Thinking deeply about the arguments pro and con for “government” or “anarchy” – the real root of the problem is the general state of human wisdom. The state of epistemic maturity of a people as a whole.

    How much government is too little-too much? How large a population under one ‘state’ are too many – too few?

    I think some very good points are made in argument against what is known as “Libertarian” theory. But that is not against the argument for ‘anarchy’. The difference is between “small government” and “no government”.

    One cannot say that Balkanization has brought “no government”, it has brought ‘chaos’ not anarchy. “Chaos” is disguised as anarchy, when a larger power [NATO/US] funds and arms ‘insurgent groups’ {both sides}. And this situation becomes ‘government’ by proxy, by the hidden hand behind the scenes.

    We have no examples in modern history to choose from — of a population living free of an established government, nor living free of a disestablished government.

    Again, ‘Government’ is ‘the protection racket’ writ large.


  31. Congressman Grayson writes [October 12, 2013]:

    “A simple solution to the impasse is as follows: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke should simply cancel the Treasury debt that it owns. The government can just forgive the government’s debt.
    This wouldn’t solve the debt problem entirely. The Federal Reserve doesn’t own all U.S. government debt; it owns only roughly $2 trillion of it. (Well $2,076,927,000,000.00, as of last Wednesday, but who’s counting?)

    The debt held on the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve can be canceled without any significant consequence, because it is a bookkeeping artifact corresponding to the money supply. In essence, the government owes this money to itself. If I owe money to myself, I can cancel that debt at will and without consequence, essentially taking it out of my left pocket and putting it in my right pocket.

    Last year, the Federal Reserve declared a “profit” of roughly $91 billion, much of which came from interest payments from the U.S. Treasury. The Federal Reserve then quickly remitted nearly all of this profit right back to the U.S. Treasury.

    The Federal Reserve does this every year. Reducing or eliminating this unearned “profit” actually will provide a more realistic view of federal finances.”


  32. Coto Poo Poo Blathers

    “People never seem to have thought of the fact that they are responsible to themselves for their belief. To analyze their belief is to know themselves, which is the greatest study of man.”
    ~Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

    Man makes up symbols, puts them in order and gives meaning to them, creating a Belief System, and calls it “truth”:

    →W = ∇ x →V

    ω→ ? = psuedovector

    v→ ? = vector

    ∇→ = scalar

    “But by the doctor’s mode of reasoning about what he knew nothing, you were led astray into the darkness of heathen superstition where all kinds of evil spirits and diseases dwell in the brain of man. Superstition always shows itself through the ignorance of man’s reasoning, assuming as many names and forms as the father of all lies, the devil, or the error of mankind.”~Quimby
    … … … … … … …
    I have spoken to these very things many times, one of my earliest articles on C1 was, ‘Devil Ruse’, which attempted to explain some of this knowledge, that “the devil” is simply an erroneous idea; thought up by the fear within man’s mind.

    It was part and parcel of the proximate blow up with JG, about her superstitious beliefs about the Ouija Board…

    Yes, some strange and twisted hypocrisy abounds there. As the sociological experiment; ‘Variation on Milgram’ details; Coto has become a church of strange beliefs, and guards it’s dogma viciously, thunderously.


  33. This is a comment I made on the tread where JG and I got into the tangle about the Ouija Board. I made these remarks to Patricia O:
    … … … … … …



    Yes, you choose, by what you “believe in” what is reality for yourself.

    And you choose to believe in demons and devils, dark spirits who have evil powers over your reality?

    This is YOUR choice. Why?

    You cannot, as you seem to think, avoid responsibility for this choice.
    … … … … … …

    These words are from my own thinking, I had never heard of Quimby, before reading a quote on coto last night. And I do wonder that Pope Puddy Doom is using Quimby as an illustration in his lame and empty charges against myself.

    I think it obvious Puddy understands neither myself nor Quimby.


  34. Foreign Affairs
    November/December 1998, Volume 77, Number 6
    CATASTROPHIC TERRORISM: Tackling the New Danger
    By Ashton Carter, John Deutch, and Philip Zelikow
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    [As If]

    As if..make believe..pretending, conditioning the herd__conformity.

    Political Authority has one lesson only: Obedience.


    • Ashton Carter, who spearheaded efforts in the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to speed needed gear to troops, had been considered a contender earlier this year for Defense secretary. In his resignation letter, Carter told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that he had long planned to leave in December.


  35. “Elaborate international networks have developed among organized criminals, drug traffickers, arms dealers, and money launderers, creating an infrastructure for catastrophic terrorism around the world.”~Carter, Deutch, Zelikow
    . . . . . . .

    What the authors fail to note however, is that these elaborate international networks are in the main organized and financed by the West, and in particular the United States. The Federal Government of the US is by far the largest organized crime syndicate on the planet.

    And it is also true that the CFR, the seat of the publication that the paper under discussion is found in, is at the very center of the architecture of this crime syndicate. This is why I note that what we have here is, design masquerading as diagnosis, or analysis.


  36. A Maxitwat Modified Limited Hangout

    “I am a Mason (3 degrees). I’m technically a member of three blue lodges, active in two, but today it is more ramping down participation in one in order to ramp up (a tiny bit) my participation in another. I have received both the York Rite degrees (9, I think) and the Scottish Rite degrees (29), technically making me a 41 degree Master Mason [with the caveat that a 33rd degree Master Mason is an honorary degree of Scottish Rite that I do not have]”~Señor El Once – OCTOBER 9, 2013 – 3:09 PM


  37. “The rule of the philosophic elect-the dream of the ages-will yet be realized and is not far distant.”~Manly P. Hall – ‘Rosicrucian and Masonic Origins’

    Platonic ‘brave new world’ bullshit. ‘The Republic’ erected by the ‘elect builders’ one more brutal time…

    Forgive my “ignorant” outsiders view of Masonry as an elite driven pile-driver where “daddy knows best”.

    “Is it any wonder, I reject you first?”~Bowie


  38. “THanks Flak, it’s our site. Democracy in a Republic. We are all mortgaged here in defence of Freedom.”~Puddy Dunne on August 7, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Did things change? Was this a false statement to begin with?


    Puddy Doom was speaking to coto as “our site”, which was the understanding from the beginning. Yet somehow things were not that even in the beginning with the first purge so soon after the site was set up. The JG nannyshit purge of Cinderfella and the self exile of Scott Everyman…

    So I see that the historical evidence points to the idea of coto being “our site” was only meant rhetorically. As has been proven so blatantly in the last couple of months there.

    There’s no business like bullshit. And hypocrisy is at the base of the shit pile.


  39. “I’ve been told by Puddy I can post whatever I damn well want here.
    This “openness” following I suppose, the experience many had at Kall’s site.
    Once we start “boxing in” thought and free expression, we are beginning the process of group think, instead of exploring the universe of thought, with no parameters. I would like this site to remain a place to Soar, to fly anywhere our minds want to take us. With our mouse we can determine where our limits lie for safe discourse.”~boomerangcomesback on August 7, 2010 at 11:56 am
    [Devil Ruse — URL above]


    Need I point out that these are essentially the same points I made during my exit period?
    These are the same points I continue to re-enforce here, from the Variation on Milgram page continuing through Brutal Frank and lingering here. Why? because there are five years of material to measure and gauge, layers of contradiction from one end to the other. I watched it take place. I remember it. But better than that I have the written record, and so many are on threads authored by others. So I have no manipulative abilities for the great majority of commentary.

    A final step would be to construct a composition that would follow each of the main characters PD, JG, Boober, Oz, and Patricia mainly. I would paste their comments in agreement with my take on the level of liberty we each agreed to {when it seemed at their favor at the time} And along side of that, I will paste that commentary that I made certain points on full frank freedom of speech.

    JG and Boo will be the high volume in self-contradiction. That has been the case in the current state of analysis, and that is what I recall of the commentary as well.

    This is all before the politically correct rule of coto became; “harsh and pointed criticism for designated enemies only”.

    Which is not the same as holding to consistent principles, those being calling bullshit for what it is, regardless of the bovine spewing it. And I have made it clear that I hold to exactly that principle from my first commentary among these people, even back during the OEN days. I have never deviated from that position.

    So any of this anal hurlant that I am the one who changed, who became “increasingly abusive” is provably wrong. I didn’t become abusive until I was abused. In that I give what I am given in equal measure.

    And I will say with confidence that if there is ever a time that this record on coto should be studied, that if those who put it to study, if they be fair judges and witnesses; will find that I didn’t start any of the hostilities with any of the core coalition.

    But it will also be revealed that when the kitchen got hot I was the chef with the hottest flame and the sharpest knives. And that is the bottom line when it came time to demand obedience and fealty from me. I will forever oppose despotism – from whatever corner it may arise.


  40. http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/interview-white-houses-magniloquent-language-almost-pharaonic/

    ‘The magniloquence of the US’ language is almost pharaonic’
    – Rick Rozoff, John Robles – October 14, 2013

    “Due to the belief by Americans in their own exceptionalism, acts of aggression are seen as events to be lauded, applauded and proud of. Nowhere has the Western media focused in detail on the fact that the kidnapped Libyan citizen was actually one of the US’ own freedom-fighters and opposition members before he was branded a terrorist and was then kidnapped from his own country.
    NATO Response Force – a more accurate characterization of it would be Global Strike Force and the attempt is to employ air, naval and infantry, ground forces by NATO forces to be deployed anywhere in the world, at short notice, for a comparatively prolonged period of time..

    I suppose nobody has really done that since the late Roman emperors, who were deified and self-deified, who in at least one instance deified their own horse, but I am afraid we are probably dangerously close to that in terms of the grandiosity, the magniloquence of the language, the arrogance of the attitude, the unlimited entitlement and so forth that we are seeing is something almost pharaonic; I mean it’s more the Egypt of the pharaohs than it is an alleged republic, some 250 years after its founding.”~Rozoff

    I would note that it is a ‘republic’ in the sense of Plato’s Republic – one ruled by the elite Philosopher Kings. And it is at once a Bernaysian Democracy in that same sense, of an elite cabal manipulating ‘consent’ by PR and coercion.

    The distinction between ‘default’ and ‘repudiation’ must be born in mind in an ethical context.

    [Repudiate – verb abandon, abdicate, abjure, abnegate, abolish, abrogate, cancel, change … Associated concepts: repudiate a cause of action, repudiate a contract.]

    Repudiation of not only the ‘national debt’, but of the entire system that brought this crime to fruition. One cannot ‘default’ as a victim of a crime on a fraudulent debt incurred through coercion. It is illogical, and unethical. The crime is ancient, it is Compound-Usury {compounded by the threat of violence.}


  41. http://cotocrew.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/miriam-carey-murdered-by-dc-nazis/

    Well it is now more than a week later and the liars at coto have moved on without rectifying the claims that Scott Creighton at ‘Everyman’ banned Martha aka “marmarn”.

    As was explained in detail, Scott cussed her out, told her to leave, but did NOT ban her nor purge any of her comments – nor anyone else’s. That is what happens on the hypocritical coto site.

    Until that coto thread is amended, their lies remain in public view.

    You are hypocrites and liars cotoscrews.


  42. “In order to keep us obedient and meek and weak, the predators engaged themselves in a stupendous maneuver; stupendous, of course, from the point of view of a fighting strategist. A horrendous maneuver from the point of view of those who suffer it. They gave us their mind! Do you hear me? The predators give us their mind, which becomes our mind. The predators’ mind is baroque, contradictory, morose, filled with the fear of being discovered any minute now.”
    ~Carlos Castaneda – from “The Active Side of Infinity”


  43. “We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.”
    ~ Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

    Just exactly so Pudthumper. That has been my featured message for the last three threads here. Make direct mention of this to the nanny-nazi jg…{grin}


  44. “If Congress can penalize a passive individual for failing to engage in commerce, the enumeration of powers in the Constitution would have been in vain, for it would be “difficult to perceive any limitation on federal power” (Lopez), and we would have a Constitution in name only. Surely this is not what the Founding Fathers could have intended.”
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    I disagree, I think that is exactly what the core Federalists* who manipulated the Philadelphia coup, did in fact intended to have a “Constitution in name only” and that eventually there would be no “limitation on federal power”.

    [*Hamilton and Jay]



    Purgatory, like all other experience is a state of mind, a state of ta panta nous. This is the state of mind for purging sin/guilt from the inner being of self. In a sense I have had the same tour as Dante. Like his experience I have been in this material state during the whole thing…or have been in and out of it – it depends on ones point of view. From my personal vantage point I was in and out, those who know me may say I’ve been here the whole time. During Purgatory I interacted with many human beings. During Hell, I experience just a threat that was over in an instant. In Heaven, I am there forever, for it is the eternal Now.

    As these surely appear fantastic words, I will admit. But the point of it is not my experience, but the understanding it gives that cannot be put into human language in other than metaphor.

    To speak the language of the soul is not possible, but one can speak in the metaphors of “Psychology,” for this language interacts with the rational and technological paradigm of the postmodern era. Those living in this era can relate to it in a way that they can no longer relate to the metaphysical languages of the past, which deal in imagery that is alien to our everyday experience in the present manifestation, c. 21st century.

    These lessons learned in Purgatory, Heaven and Hell, in spiritual language are what led to the state of mind that wrote the essay PSYOP THEATER, which in fact speaks to what I am speaking to here, in that more modern lexicon that I mention above. I spoke to “naming ones devils or demons.”

    By “naming” I mean describing them to yourself, how they have influenced your thoughts and actions, and how such thoughts and actions torment you with guilt and shame. And one finds here in this state of mind that the slightest errors are felt as heavily as the most grave errors in ethos. They are all connected by a recognizable theme, once one is in the state of mind to recognize them.

    Crossing over the bridge of forgiveness, begins with forgiving yourself. It is not in maintaining excuses, nor in “confessing” to another human being, but confessing to the source within, acknowledging consciously what one attempts to bury in the so-called “subconscious,” but is always accessible if one will endure the pain of the actual thoughts hiding there. You will find yourself in the shoes of another whom you have wronged, and you will feel the depth of hurt you caused them. At times it will seem simply unbearable to remember. But the only way over that bridge is to take those steps.

    We will take our break now.


  46. Political Melodrama

    Just like a cliffhanger script from a TV serial…

    The first government shutdown in 17 years is heading for the history books after the Senate voted 81-18 to support legislation that reopens Washington and averts a debt default.
    The bill now goes to the House, where lawmakers are expected to vote later Wednesday evening.

    Design masquerades as Diagnosis.


    • U.S. Congress ends debt impasse, Obama vows to sign bill…

      Gee, what a surprise. Just in the nickle of dime time.

      I wonder who the hack authors of this script are. Did Rin Tin Tin deliver it, bugles in the background?


  47. “He will not be mocked! This is not one nation under God. It never was. The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under god! It never was. Had it been, it would not have been! The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons! You cannot serve two masters! You cannot serve two masters! Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ.”~Dianne Reidy – House stenographer – 10/16/2013


  48. http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr93.html

    I read these rants by Dave Martin on the Laural Canyon music scene quite some time ago.

    It is built of “post hoc ergo propter hoc” argument — correlation does not equal causation.

    Having actually been there – in that Laural Canyon music scene, and experiencing it personally, I can say that any “theory” that ties it all together in such a simplistic little knot as Martin’s is a stew of naivete, supposition, and trite necklace links.

    Anyone who has the slightest grasp on the social phenomena of generational breaks between fathers and sons, knows that the equations used by Martin are spurious at the base of his hypothesis.

    I had my father figured as a fascist by the time I was eleven years old.
    And I never fell for the ‘commie’ commune “hippy shit” either. Although I was a hippy, I was never one to go along to get along with any crowd.
    Most of my creative musical friends were of the same sort of ‘individualist’ cloth.

    So we have two strains of bullshit to deal with concerning the 60s and 70s counter culture tales. 1] The Martinesque mythology of US Intel, cointel type infiltration and 2] the antithesis of the KGB commie infiltration, both spread to debunk the real thrust of the Hippy generation that actually started in the hearts and souls of the participants.


  49. The Invention of the Jewish People
    By Shlomo Sand


    “A Nation … is a group of persons united by a common error about their ancestry and a common dislike of their neighbors.” ~Karl Deutsch, Nationality and Its Alternatives, 1969

    “But irony and melancholy have their uses, and might jointly be suitable attire for a critical work that seeks to isolate the historical roots and changing nature of identity politics in Israel.”~Sand
    . . . . .
    “To promote a homogeneous collective in modern times it was necessary to provide, among other things, a long narrative suggesting a connection in time and space between the fathers and the “forefathers” of all the members of the present community. Since such a close connection, supposedly pulsing within the body of the nation, has never actually existed in any society,
    the agents of memory worked hard to invent it. With the help of archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists, a variety of findings were collected. These were subjected to major cosmetic improvements carried out by essayists..
    And while the wandering people needed a territory of its own, the empty, virgin land longed for a nation to come and make it bloom. Some uninvited guests had, it is true, settled in this homeland, but since “the people kept faith with it throughout their Dispersion” for two millennia…They primarily collected fragments of Jewish and Christian religious memories, out of which they imaginatively constructed a long, unbroken genealogy for “the Jewish people.”~Sand


  50. Liberty is the discovery of enlightened reason.
    Liberty is not the invention of revolution.

    You are either a statist or you are not. If you believe in ‘government’ you are a statist.

    If you reject the belief in government and accept individual sovereignty as the correct path then you adhere to the principles of Liberty.


  51. The Invention of the Jewish People — continued

    “When occasional findings threatened the picture of an unbroken, linear Jewish history, they were rarely cited; when they did surface, they were quickly forgotten, buried in oblivion. National exigencies created an iron-jawed vise that prevented any deviation from the dominant narratives.

    The distinctive frameworks within which data about the Jewish, Zionist, and Israeli past is produced—
    namely, those exclusive departments of Jewish history that are completely isolated from the departments of general and Middle Eastern history—have also contributed much to the astonishing paralysis and stubborn refusal to open up to new historiography that would soberly investigate the origin and identity of the Jews.” ~Ibid

    “The diligent British scholar, Anthony D. Smith it seems, considers that the ethnos is no longer a linguistic community with a common way of life; that the ethnos does not inhabit a particular territory but needs only to be associated with one; that the ethnos need not have an actual history, for ancient myths can continue to serve this function equally well.

    These scholars admit that the idea that the modern nation sprang from the ethnos may be unverifiable. Nevertheless, we have no choice but to live with it; attempting to question it is pointless and ultimately undesirable.

    Smith’s definition of ethnos, therefore, matches the way Zionists see the Jewish presence in history—it also matches the old concept of pan-Slav identity, or that of the Aryans or Indo-Europeans, or even of the Black Hebrews in the United States—but is quite unlike the accepted connotation among the traditional community of anthropologists.

    Much has been written about the fact that the issue of nationality did not produce its own Tocqueville, Marx, Weber or Durkheim on the social thinking behind it. “Class,” “democracy,” “capitalism,” and even “state” were quite closely diagnosed, but “nation” and “nationalism” have been neglected—starved of theoretical calories. The main, though not sole, reason for this is that “nations,” as a synonym for “peoples,” were perceived as primary, almost natural, entities— in existence since time immemorial. A good many authors, including scholars of history, noted the developments that had taken place in the human groups designated as nations, but these were perceived as minor changes in entities regarded as primeval.

    Most of these thinkers lived in emerging national cultures, so they tended to think from within them and were unable to examine them from outside. Moreover, they wrote in the new national languages, and were thus held captive by their principal working tool: the past was made to conform closely to the linguistic and conceptual structures molded in the nineteenth century. “~Sand


  52. >”..always waged in service of the adversary of man and his God, not in the service of God or of mankind.”~Ed

    Yes “adversary” is one of the meanings, but it is secondary to the context as the technique used adversely is the “accusation”. *

    What is then the greatest sin? To accept the guilt one is accused of.
    This is the pain and neurosis of the being in the time-space con carne.

    All are born in divine grace. Souls may in error believe themselves to be beyond that grace. They may pine beyond the segue of “death” and “experience” a form of psychic purgatory for a “time” — but this too is illusory, as illusory as the meat package one uses as a vehicle on the material plane. As illusory as ‘Time’.

    In the process of being, all will eventually awake to the fact that “The Devil” is simply a stagehand in the theater of material life.

    *1]In Revelation 12:10 Satan is referred to as “the accuser of our brethren.” The word “accuse” is defined, “(1) to charge with, or declare to have committed a crime.

    *2]The Accuser Satan’s target – your heart and conscience; Satan’s weapon – accusation; Satan’s purpose – to bring an indictment by God’s will.


  53. All authority is based on myth and legend, and the acculturation of belief in it. It is no more real than a unicorn or the tooth-fairy. Only jejune labyrinth-rats believe in such nonsense. That the vast majority of humankind does believe such bullshit, makes it no less bullshit.


  54. “There has never been an organized society, except perhaps in the early tribal stages, that did not produce intellectuals. While the noun “intellectual” is a fairly late one, born at the end of the nineteenth century, the most basic divisions of labor had already seen the rise of individuals whose main activity or livelihood was the production and manipulation of cultural symbols and signs.
    From the sorcerer or shaman, through the royal scribes and priests, to the church clerics, court jesters and painters of cathedrals, cultural elites emerged in all agrarian societies.
    These elites had to be capable of providing, organizing and disseminating words or images in three major areas: first, the accrual of knowledge; second, the development of ideologies that would preserve the stability of the social order; and third, the provision of an organizing metaphysical explanation for the seemingly magical cosmic order.”~Sand


  55. From what has been said, it is thus clearer than the sun at noonday that the Pentateuch was not written by Moses, but by someone who lived long after Moses.” ~Baruch Spinoza
    A Theologico-Political Treatise, 1670

    “It should be remembered that the distilled biblical “truth” was not a universal narrative about the history of humanity, but the story of a sacred people whom a secularized modern reading turned into the first nation in human history.”~Sand

    The meta-history, that is the history of the creation of “the history of the Jews” is a fascinating, and quite well documented textual journey.


  56. The lies and stories made up to justify nations is soul blinding balderdash. Even the meme of consensus is utter bullshit – consensus is a fleeting chimaera that lasts only so long as one is finished accounting the agreement.


    • You are welcome Lilaleo,

      I am glad you have joined up for some conversation.

      You made a few comments on the thread at Everyman and I thought I would pick up just one for a starting point.

      To do with the term “bardo”. You are correct that the word is derived from an “eastern” philosophical/theological lexicon. But let me explain that I use the term in a new context here. It is the only single term that seems to fit a concept that needs more explaining – as it is at variance with the “classical” meaning given the term.

      I would refer you to Gebser, and an entry here about mid page up:

      October 8, 2013 at 9:11 am |

      I am speaking more to stages of, or layers of consciousness when I use the term ‘bardo’, as you will see a digest of in that post.

      I am not sure a theological discussion is the best first foot forward here, but this seems to be where we left off.


  57. ‘Shock Doctrine’ Americana: Endless War as the Ultimate Business Model

    Disaster Capitalism on the battlefield and in the boardroom
    by William Astore

    “Consider one more definition of war: not as politics or even as commerce, but as societal catastrophe. Thinking this way, we can apply Naomi Klein’s concepts of the “shock doctrine” and “disaster capitalism” to it. When such disasters occur, there are always those who seek to turn a profit.

    Most Americans are, however, discouraged from thinking about war this way thanks to the power of what we call “patriotism” or, at an extreme, “superpatriotism” when it applies to us, and the significantly more negative “nationalism” or “ultra-nationalism” when it appears in other countries. During wars, we’re told to “support our troops,” to wave the flag, to put country first, to respect the patriotic ideal of selfless service and redemptive sacrifice (even if all but 1% of us are never expected to serve or sacrifice).”



  58. The artist vs. the “religion” called consensus reality
    by Jon Rappoport – October 22, 2013

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Yes, this is excellent. It reminds me of ART AND ARTIST by Otto Rank, the youngest student of Freud. He claimed that it wasn’t the confusion about Sex that was the seed of Neurosis, but the frustration of the creative ‘soul’ of each individual that was forced into regimentation in the larger society. This small pamphlet by Rank became the spawn of a larger work, THE DENIAL OF DEATH, by Ernest Becker.

    To understand the link of the Artist, to the denial of death would take a reading of both volumes.

    A short digest of Rank will do here:

    The first artist in a tribal setting makes a sculpture of clay, likely a Venus {earliest statuettes}. It is a sensation to the people of the tribe, this creation. The Shaman of the tribe groks the fascination and sees the deep power of the Image. The artist has imbued the image with his loving soul.

    This is a message of immortality, for the image if protected by worship will long outlive the flesh of the artist. The image is then absconded by the priesthood as a fetish. “Belief” in the immortality of the soul is born, and with it religion…and the power of the priest class. And the subjugation of the artist.

    Thus Becker’s term ‘The Denial of Death’, as a psychological paradigm.


  59. “Time and time again, we come back to this: the core of the individual human being is creative power, imagination, invention.”
    ~Jon Rappoport


  60. The Distinction Between ‘Knowing’ and ‘Believing’:

    Here is the etymology of the word “Belief”: In Sanskrit, Bala=explain, describe, force, against one’s will, without being able to help or change things, militarily, troops, young, childish, infantile, not full-grown or developed, newly, rising early, ignorant, simple, foolish, fit for sacrifice, child, fool, simpleton, or any immature living creature.

    Eva means earth, world, conduct, habit, usage, custom. We derived the word Eve from the Sanskrit Eva.

    Supposedly, Eve, the wife of Adam, introduced Adam to the religion of sin and degradation. Bel + Eva = Baleva (Belief; Believe). [Matlock]

    Belligerent. Bellum, Rebel, Rebellious, etc…


  61. “It was no accident that modern Jewish nationalism opted for the fictitious ethnic element of the long tradition. Had the memory of the mass conversion to Judaism been preserved, it might have eroded the metanarrative about the biological unity of the Jewish people, whose genealogical roots were believed to trace back all the way to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—not to a heterogeneous mosaic of human populations that lived in the Hasmonean kingdom, in the Persian domain and in the far-flung expanses of the Roman Empire.

    Forgetting the forced Judaization and the great voluntary proselytization was essential for the preservation of a linear timeline, along which, back and forth, from past to present and back again, moved a unique nation—wandering, isolated, and, of course, quite imaginary.”~Shlomo Sand


  62. “But what is, in a way, more alarming is how relaxed many of my professional peers seem to be about it. Many of them are people who do understand how the stuff works. To them, Snowden’s revelations probably just confirm what they had kind of suspected all along. And yet the discovery that in less than three decades our societies have achieved Orwellian levels of surveillance provokes, at most, a wry smile or a resigned shrug. And it is this level of passive acceptance that I find really scary.”~John Naughton
    The Observer, Saturday 19 October 2013
    . . . . . . . .
    It is in the human race’s extraordinary abilities of adaptation that lies one of their worst self realized enemies – the ‘self’ that becomes too easily habituated – even to tyranny.

    This is due to the long grind of PR to ‘Collectivism’ which is manifest as statism.


  63. Cartesean Wheel:

    Je pense, donc je suis: I think therefore I am:

    “Ok. Someone says something to me that I consider insulting or hurtful. Let’s go back to our fill in the blanks. I think I am insulted, therefore I am insulted. Now, I do have another alternative in how I “fill in the blanks”. I think I am amused, therefore I am amused. Whichever thought I choose is the one that carries over into the “I AM”.”~Marie T. Russell


  64. Jacques Ellul – PROPAGANDA

    “A related point central in Ellul’s thesis, is that modem propaganda cannot work without “education”; he thus reverses the widespread notion that education is the best prophylactic against propaganda. On the contrary he says “education” or what usually goes by that word in the modem world, is the prerequisite for propaganda. In Fact, “education” is largely identical with what Ellul calls “pre-propaganda”—the conditioning of minds with vast amounts of incoherent information, already dispensed for ulterior purposes and posing as ‘facts* and as “education”.

    Ellul follows through by designating intellectuals as virtually the most vulnerable of all to modern propaganda, for three reasons: (1 ) they absorb the largest amount of secondhand, unverifiable information; (2) they feel a compelling need to have an opinion on every important question of Our time, and thus easily succumb to opinions offered to them by propaganda on all such indigestible pieces of information; (3 ) they consider themselves incapable of judging for themselves.
    They literally need propaganda.”~Konrad Kellen – Introduction 1965


  65. For those with a mind for correlation, what is said above can hearken back to O’Brian, Winston Smith’s nemesis in Orwell’s 1984.


  66. “To study propaganda we must turn not to the psychologist, but to the propagandist; we must examine not A test group, but a whole nation subjected to real and effective propaganda.”~Ellul


  67. http://humanbeingsfirst.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/cacheof-prouty-thesecretteam-via-ratical-com.pdf

    “Few concepts during this half century have been as important, as controversial, as misunderstood, and as misinterpreted as secrecy in Government. No idea during this period has had a greater impact upon Americans and upon the American way of life than that of the containment of Communism. Both are inseparably intertwined and have nurtured each other in a blind Pavlovian way. Understanding their relationship is a matter of fundamental importance.”~Fletcher Prouty


  68. These thoughts on DNA are interesting and I have been thinking of things on those terms as well…that is as far as the con carne/time aspect is concerned.

    There is certainly more to DNA than the simple physical architectural schemata. The ‘alignment’ of Kristos is, I think at the cellular level, or deeper at the Particle/Waveform nexus.

    The above is from something I wrote on Evergreen.

    When I first began to grasp DNA it struck me as the likely “handle” on the Source. I have read of studies that claim that “meditation” and directed and focused thought can actually make new connections in the DNA structures, and these pathways do seem to, depending on intent lead to the portal to Kristos, a particle/waveform nexus that can be manipulated by self suggestion. Of course that suggestion need not be consciously “aimed” at the DNA, the mind is adept at processing function to action.

    This would be a story told in the blended lexicon of science and metaphysical knowledge. Cross platform dialog is difficult for many reasons, mainly cultural and identity concerns. Speaking in the lexicon of technological metaphor can reach over from the metaphysical thinking when put in such terms.
    Often as well, neither of the “disciplines” is as much a consensus as they may imagine themselves to be. There will often be ‘arguments from authority’ from either end of some equations – the dialectical particulars.

    So again we find ourselves in search of open minds on both sides of the question of ‘Materialism’ and ‘Metaphysics’


  69. The main target of those who will argue from “authority” will be the “Definitions”. And for a certain proportion of these authorities there will be a lack of understanding the primacy of metaphor in linguistics.

    So for them, the above sentence is their target to erode. I assert that all language is metaphor – that communication is a relative proposition, that seeming agreements can quickly breakdown in disagreements if the dialog becomes more focused and put in pinpoint particulars. This is one of the reasons I have argued that consensus is a temporary chimera. In general, people don’t grasp how often people don’t understand each other because their metaphorical constructs are misaligned.

    Dictionaries are only minimally effective, because words are defined by more words, and any one of these words can be misconstrued slightly and a chain reaction of misinterpretation can put a conceptual construct in a fog. Paying attention to etymology is one way to come to agreements on definitions on a more permanent basis.

    However the essential thing is to understand that is all remains metaphor, as each perspective is individual. This is why paying close attention to others ideas is important. It is important to question for more clarity, as well as point out contradictions as far as you can understand what they mean.


  70. “This is a world of chance, free will, and necessity-all interweavingly
    working together as one: chance by turn rules either and had the last featuring blow at events.”~Herman Melville — Moby Dick



    “Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
    The darkness drops again; but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”

    by William Butler Yeats 1919


  72. “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”

    The answer to that is clearly, Israel – as history has now aptly recorded:

    A brutal, racist quasi-state.


  73. The Absurdity of Israel

    The absurdity of Israel is grounded in it’s mythological and nonexistent ‘ethnos’.

    “It not only rested on the weighty mythological past and was sustained by simple ignorance—it has also been reinforced by the profit and power derived from the existence of the overseas ethnos, which is content to subsidize it.

    To what extent is Jewish Israeli society willing to discard the deeply embedded image of the “chosen people,” and to cease isolating itself in the name of a fanciful history or dubious biology and excluding the “other” from its midst? ”~Shlomo Sand


  74. “I consider anarchism the most rational and practical conception of a social life in freedom and harmony. I am convinced that its realization is a certainty in the course of human development.”

    ~Alexander Berkman, Now and After, The ABC of Anarchism


  75. Hilarium Ludicranium Deluxe…with secret sauce!!

    Here is an example of the harassment and over the top highpressure “sales pitch” I got from Señor El Once before I agreed to accept his “gift” of the Wood book:
    Señor El Once — JUNE 6, 2012 – 6:00 PM T&S Judy Wood thread…
    This is the whole sales pitch thing on THE BOOK. Insisting I must have THE BOOK!
    “In your case given your tenure here, the dominance of your postings, and your anti-Wood stance, at the very least you should be making your arguments from the latest efforts of Dr. Wood. Her website ain’t that, neither are the 3 years older Jenkins criticisms of her work (e.g., website.)”~Señor

    “You’ve set yourself up, Señor Rogue, with your posting frequency and know-it-all comments and dominance over the last few months of the Truth & Shadows forum. Although I enjoy my discussions with you, if you don’t step up to the plate with Dr. Wood’s book as your bat, then you should probably get out of this game and STOP posting to this thread. I tire of your willful ignorance and obstinance that prevents you from evaluating the source first-hand.”~Señor – again demanding THE BOOK as prerequisite for discussion of Wood’s “theory”…
    “Agenda exposed, Señor Rogue?
    Get with the program. Either get yourself informed from the source so that you can make first-hand comments of Dr. Wood’s work knowledgably, or I may start asking Mr. McKee to prevent you from posting to this thread any more.”~Señor El Once –JUNE 7, 2012 – 8:53 AM – same thread:


  76. 9/11 






  77. Jeeezus on a cracker…

    All hell has broken loose…THE BLOG WARS

    Now Balsamo is blasting Truth and Shadows at his Pilots for Truth site, and bashing Craig and I and Ruff on T+S itself….

    Getting it from all ends today…Everyman, Pilots, even getting shit from Balsamo on T+S…

    Must be the season of the witch. EVERYBODY HATES EVERYBODY ELSE…


  78. Ms Honegger sure is taking here sweet time getting back to Truth and Shadows.

    I don’t know if it has occurred to anyone else there, but I am always uncomfortable with “coincidences”…and this “Honegger Show” thread in particular seems to have quite a few.

    The sudden boinky of Deets and Balsamo showing up to have a ‘Great Battle’. The misdirection attempt by SEO, and then just after that, like it was a cue; Deets leaves. Then just after he slips out, Balsamo jumps my ass…all of these making a very chaotic mess of the thread.
    In my suspicious mind, it seems that all of this being coordinated is not out of the question.

    ‘Fake Enemies’ {Deets/Balsamo} may be very hard to imagine when confronted with a realistic bit of theater, but we all know that as one of the techniques of spookcraft.

    I wouldn’t swear it on my name, but I still get these sneaking suspicions…very often with weird shit that seems to come down on that blog. Truth and Shadows could very well be a high class target for the Sunsteinian infiltration crews. We are very independent thinkers there, and very outspoken. May have rattled a few upper managers….???


  79. “I can go walking in circles while doubting the ground beneath my feet.”~Ryuichi Sakamoto

    You can accept that you are yourself on an individuated specific locale in the time-space continuum. You think that you are, yet do not grasp that it is this which is your only certainty. All else is supposition.
    And you recognize that all individuals have their own unique sets of supposition, and that this is due to their individuated specific perspective from their locale in the time-space continuum. Can you say with as much certainty as you know that you are that, the you that you are is a human being on planet Earth? Can you honestly say you are certain of this? You may be experiencing any number of possible scenarios, from being comatose and living in a dream, to being a plugged-in electrical generator ala The Matrix, or any other of the legions of altered state realities that individuals have postulated.

    What we call consciousness, is oft confused with being ‘knocked unconscious, and coming to — to “consciousness”, or being awake and aware. But what we are talking about is the core structure of consciousness, and that is the allegorical landscape of the inner being.
    Allegory is the talent of the human race due to complex language, and the concept of, ‘what is like’. An orange is like a tennis ball in a certain context. And this is where the product of story comes from. And ‘story’ in the very particular way told when as ‘first person’. Janes spends a great deal of time documenting the change of consciousness from the earliest writings that developed largely out of tallying. Even the great Grecian Epics can be seen as a form of tally..of stating the score, of ranking the gods, demigods and mortals; told in the second and third person. The earliest first person accounts recorded come much later, after the great collapse of the civilizations of the bicameral era.
    The documentation Jaynes presents is most compelling.

    We are our story, our intimate autobiographical construct built of allegory. It is in essence our personal myth. I would add also that it is not the actual experiential self that is identified in that story, but the ‘persona’ – the inner project projected outward.


  80. “Ontology is the study of being, and the central topic of the field is couched, variously, in terms of being, existence, “what is”, and reality. The task in ontology is to describe the most general categories of reality and how they are interrelated. If a philosopher wanted to proffer a positive definition of the concept “reality”, it would be done under this heading.”~Wiki

    “Full Definition of REALITY 1 : the quality or state of being real 2 a (1) : a real event, entity, or state of affairs “~Webster’ Dictionary

    In other words the definition of “reality” is circular: that which is ‘real’ is called ‘reality’ and ‘reality’ is composed of that which is ‘real’… classic circular reasoning.

    Quasi: as if, is not as it is. (Like is not.)

    What are the elements of a good story? How do these differ from the elements of a good life?


  81. My position is that human beings are ‘conditioned’ into accepting “reality” on the terms of the dictionary definition. In other words, the foundation of their opinion is firmly based in a circular reasoned proposition: “This is reality, if you do not accept it you are a daydreamer”.

    I reject that proposition.

    I am not saying that there is no ‘objective reality’ I am saying there is only ONE OBJECT, one being, that has divided into an infinity of being via time-space. To put it in trite pop language: “I am He as you are He as you are me and we are all together. A ‘wave/particle paradox’.

    Thus, this manifest “reality” can only be ‘described’ via analogies and allegory, because what is like is not.

    What is, is necessarily perfect, for it is as it is. It only ‘APPEARS’ imperfect from a material, mortal, time-space perspective.

    The origin of the term “real” is in the Latin / Spanish term for ‘path’ or ‘road’. It’s metaphysical aspect, the context you give to it when you speak to “reality” rather than ‘realty’ — that is the adjacent mental properties on the path/road/real.

    Why this feedback loop? Why do I keep refining towards this view? Because as I have stated clearly; you cannot change “the world” but for a change in your consciousness, for it is your allegorical landscape that defines “your world”. This is what I mean by our personal responsibility is to adjust ourselves. We cannot adjust others. They must also adjust themselves.


  82. As per the current sociopolitical situation:

    The vast majority of the population isn’t going to do anything about this situation as long as they have TV and entertainment. All they might do is grumble vague misinformed complaints, until the time comes that the economy crashes and jackboots kick in their doors.

    This is a dire assessment to be sure, but it is based on the cycles of history and the arc of one of those cycles that can be clearly discerned by simple logic when one remains aware. We seem to be in the position now of preparing and educating those who will be picking up the pieces and beginning anew once this cycle has gone full circle.



    “Competition is a sin.”~John D. Rockefeller

    “As Professor Quigley observes: “…his [the individual’s] freedom and choice will be controlled within very narrow alternatives by the fact that he will be numbered from birth and followed, as a number, through his educational training, his required military or other public service, his tax contributions, his health and medical requirements, and his final retirement and death benefits.” It wants control over all natural resources, business, banking and transportation by controlling the governments of the world. In order to accomplish these aims the conspirators have had no qualms about fomenting wars, depressions and hatred. They want a monopoly which would eliminate all competitors and destroy the free enterprise system.”~Gary Allen – None Dare Call it Conspiracy- 1972

    “We are going to present evidence that what you call “Communism” is not run from Moscow or Peking, but is an arm of a bigger conspiracy run from New York, London and Paris. Socialism is a philosophy which conspirators exploit, but in which only the naive believe. Just how finance capitalism is used as the anvil and Communism as the hammer to conquer the world will be explained in this book.”~Ibid

    Propaganda is the motor – polling is the gauge, of the cycle of social engineering.~ww
    “In about 500 B.C. the Chinese warlord-philosopher, Sun Tsu, stated, “Supreme excellence in warfare lies in the destruction of your enemy’s will to resist in advance of perceptible hostilities.” We call it “psy war” or psychological warfare today. In poker, it is called “running a good bluff.” The principle is the same.”~Gary Allen

    “(*Karl Marx was hired by a mysterious group who called themselves the League of Just Men to write the Communist Manifesto as demagogic boob-bait to appeal to the mob. In actual fact the Communist Manifesto was in circulation for many years before Marx’ name was widely enough recognized to establish his authorship for this revolutionary handbook. All Karl Marx really did was to update and codify the very same revolutionary plans and principles set down seventy years earlier by Adam Weishaupt, the founder of the Order of Illuminati in Bavaria. And, it is widely acknowledged by serious scholars of this subject that the League of Just Men was simply an extension of the Illuminati which was forced to go deep underground after it was exposed by a raid in 1786 conducted by the Bavarian authorities.)”~Ibid

    “If you have total government it makes little difference whether you call it Communism, Fascism, Socialism, Caesarism or Pharaohism. It’s all pretty much the same from the standpoint of the people who must live and suffer under it. If total government (by any of its pseudonyms) stands on the far Left, then by logic the far Right should represent anarchy, or no government.

    Chart 1 depicts a false Left-Right political spectrum used by liberals which has Communism (International Socialism) on the far Left and its twin, Fascism (National Socialism) on the far Right with the “middle of the road” being Fabian Socialism. The entire spectrum is socialist.”~Ibid


  84. “In October of 1964. David Rockefeller, president of the Chase Manhattan Bank and chairman of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, took a vacation in the Soviet Union. This is a peculiar place for the world’s greatest “imperialist” to take his vacation since much of Communist propaganda deals with taking all of David’s wealth away from him and distributing it to “the people.” A few days after Rockefeller ended his “vacation” in the Kremlin, Nikita Khrushchev was recalled from a vacation at a Black Sea resort to learn that he had been fired. How strange! As far as the world knew, Khrushchev was the absolute dictator of the Soviet government and, more important, head of the Communist Party which runs the USSR. Who has the power to fire the man who was supposedly the absolute dictator? Did David Rockefeller journey to the Soviet Union to fire an employee? Obviously the position of premier in the Soviet Union is a figurehead with the true power residing elsewhere. Perhaps in New York.”~Gary Allen


  85. “To many political observers the most shocking development of the past year was the admission by President Richard Nixon to newsman Howard K. Smith that he is “now a Keynesian in economics.” The jolted Smith commented later, “That’s a little like a Christian Crusader saying: ‘All things considered, I think Mohammed was right.'” Howard K. Smith was well aware that such a statement was tantamount to a declaration byMr. Nixon that “I am now a Socialist.” John Maynard Keynes, the English economist and Fabian Socialist, bragged that he was promoting the “euthanasia of capitalism.”

    It is generally believed in England among students of this conspiracy that John Maynard Keynes produced his General Theory of Money and Credit at the behest of certain Insiders of international finance who hired him to concoct a pseudo-scientific justification for government deficit spending—just as the mysterious League of Just Men had hired Karl Marx to write the Communist Manifesto. The farther a government goes into debt, the more interest is paid to the powerful Insiders who “create” money to buy government bonds by the simple expedient of bookkeeping entries. Otherwise, you can bet your last farthing that the Insiders of international banking would be violently opposed to inflationary deficits.”~Gary Allen


  86. There’s no business like bullshit.

    That statement can be taken as a quip based on the well known song about show business, or one can consider that this is really true, that this is the way that the world really works.
    In Harry G Franfurt’s book, ON BULLSHIT, he shows how prevalent bullshit is, and shows that it is more than simply lying. What it is today is institutionalized as PR, specifically that termed as “spin”, the “scientific” application of ‘psychology’ to persuasion.

    But what it boils down to is, the whole system is based on bullshit.


  87. It is said that the lunatics have taken over the asylum. But I would argue that it was the lunatics that built the goddamned place.


  88. “In my own experiences, Fascism is coming to America in the form of National Security”. ~Jim Garrison – Playboy magazine October 1967


    [Tyrant’s Game]

    The infantile is nurtured by the State, because any nation-state populated by mature adults would be unmanageable…and unconquerable.


  90. “The Delphi Technique and consensus building are both founded in the same principle —the Hegelian dialectic of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis, with synthesis becoming the new thesis. The goal is a continual evolution to “oneness of mind” (consensus means solidarity of belief) —the collective mind, the wholistic society, the wholistic earth, etc.
    In thesis and antithesis, opinions or views are presented on a subject to establish views and opposing views. In synthesis, opposites are brought together to form the new thesis. All participants in the process are then to accept ownership of the new thesis and support it, changing their views to align with the new thesis. Through a continual process of evolution, “oneness of mind” will supposedly occur.

    In group settings, the Delphi Technique is an unethical method of achieving consensus on controversial topics. It requires well-trained professionals, known as “facilitators” or “change agents,” who deliberately escalate tension among group members, pitting one faction against another to make a preordained viewpoint appear “sensible,” while making opposing views appear ridiculous.

    In her book Educating for the New World Order, author and educator Beverly Eakman makes numerous references to the need of those in power to preserve the illusion that there is “community participation in decision-making processes, while in fact lay citizens are being squeezed out.”

    The setting or type of group is immaterial for the success of the technique. The point is that, when people are in groups that tend to share a particular knowledge base, they display certain identifiable characteristics, known as group dynamics, which allows the facilitator to apply the basic strategy.” ~Stuter



  91. Ah, but Mr Ruff…Adam, there is a ‘Catch 22’ here. Isn’t there?
    You make note of it yourself when you say:

    “The corporation itself is the problem not the Constitution. In point of fact we have never really adhered to the Constitution at all, through our entire history.”
    This is true, the very first administration violated the Constitution. And who specifically? Why the very man and those around him that introduced federalism into the public debates in the period leading up to the convention in Philadelphia – Hamilton and Jay, the progenitors of the Federalist Papers.

    What was the original disparagement? The establishing of a central bank based on ‘fractional reserve’ techniques, and covertly put into the hands of private “investors” in backdoor deals. A key to this is a private letter Hamilton wrote shortly after the Constitution was adopted, wherein he said that it is not those who write the laws, but those who interpret and enforce them who hold the keys to political power.

    Seems rather an analogy of the Lord of the Rings. Paraphrasing; 13 Rings of Power he made, and then wearing one to a certain level of power, began to forge a new ring; one Ring to Rule all the others, “One Ring to Rule them All”… the 13 states being the original 13 rings, the Constitution being the ‘One Ring’ to rule them all.

    Bear in mind “the Colonies” were in fact all corporations first and foremost. The powerful corporation predates these particular American Colonies and is centered by the charter of the central Bank of England, a corporation of sovereign power held in The City of London. Known as “The Crown” this central power is privately held and not to be confused with the royal crown of the Britain’s, although there are distinct connections.

    So, it was corporate power that established America in the first place. It was likely corporate intrigue that lead to the Declaration and revolution, and it was certainly corporate power that was the hidden hand behind the Constitution.

    The real tripartite elements of power is made up of 3 types of men; the ‘Practical Man’, the ‘Idealist’ {who is manipulated by the Practical men} and the ‘Principled Man’, who opposes the Practical man, and is generally defeated when making alliances with Idealists who idealize the principles held by the Principled man.

    To put historical persons to this concept; Hamilton is the prime example of the ‘Practical’ politician- businessman. Jefferson is the prime example of the ‘Principled’ politician-businessman, and Madison a prime example of an ‘Idealist’ politician-businessman.

    The practical politician asks not what is the law, but what works. For him the ends justify the means. It is the ‘practical men’ who rule the planet with their credo of ‘Might is Right’. The ‘Ring of Power’ is the State; the Nation.

    Me. Ruff notes correctly that the corporation is a fictitious entity. Well, so is the state. The state is no less a fictitious entity than a corporation, they are both conceptualizations given ‘life’ by ‘belief’ in them. Both are in reality myths of man’s making – metaphor – ‘is like’… a corporation ‘is like’ a being when put to action by real beings. A state ‘is like’ a being when put to application by real beings. But as the sages of Tao said so eloquently; “Like is not”. It is quasi; “as if”…it is pretend, a game of make-believe.

    “One has responsibilities as a sovereign individual, and they may not be yielded but in pretense. You may not give up your rights nor responsibilities other than within the delusional games of false paradigms.” – Thus spake the Magus Maverik


  92. The Neo-Imperialist Corporatist Order and the “Men Behind the Curtain”
    By Sam Muhho
    Global Research, November 18, 2013

    “A critical modern-day “negative” that is threatening humanity as we know it is the emergence of an increasingly transparent “neo-imperialist” order that is currently subverting the world and seeking to control the destiny of humanity in manners not unlike to what imperialism has done throughout the ages. This “empire”, unlike previous ones, is not serving the interest of a specific country or nationality but an international cabal of corporate-financier, self-proclaimed “globalist” elite operating from the Wall Street-London axis of power along with international bankers, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and related financial and political institutions.

    A false political theater has been crafted by the corporate media serving as the public relations arm of this agenda. It is about time people escaped the media “matrix” marketing a singular agenda under different political labels and it is time to understand the international gambles this empire is playing with our collective destiny.”


  93. Thank you for the invitation WW. I will be busy until some time in the weekend, on a Thanksgiving trip. But I look forward to some dialogue with you, to the extent you and I can afford the time. DM

    I do partially agree with you, in that capitalists have always aspired to operate without any fetters. However, they have never completely achieved it, though they have gotten pretty close these days (this is certainly not the first time, around the turn of the 19th – 20th century with the telegraph allowing for nearly instantaneous communication there was a period of internationalized markets and politics that was broken up by WW 1, the depression and the return to regional trading blocs) . Still nation state structures are both useful and vital to even our transnationalized ruling classes. It is very desirable to tax the general populace to run any given state structure for whatever level of public/privatized services are advantageous to extracting as much profit as possible, and in a key aspect, staff and fund military and police forces that are then used to coerce whatever populace is targeted for expropriation or discipline. We have not yet reached a level where corporate armies are used directly and exclusively, though we have nearly direct corporate rule certainly here in the U.S. with a pretty thin veneer of democracy. The British East India Company Army fought against the Nawab of Bengal and the allied French East India Company Army at the Battle of Plassey in 1757 in India in a sort of a 2/3 private army war. Of course during the Vietnam War the U.S. Air Force thoroughly and intentionally bombed the French owned Michelin rubber plantations and left the U.S. Rubber plantations untouched, a situation that certainly would have been reversed if France had been the military hegemon.

    Yes there is a lot of Kabuki going on here, but still different ruling classes play different roles. In the early to mid 1800s the British led in manufacturing and built the infrastructure of less developed nations, always designed to extract the colonial products. As their engineering and industrial prowess was eclipsed by the second wave of industrial nations they guarded the sea lanes and handled the bulk of the “gunboat” diplomacy and concentrated on financial manipulations, while the U.S. and Germany took over the manufacturing and building the engineering infrastructure. Now the U.S. guards the sea lanes and takes care of the bulk of the thuggery and swindles while East Asian countries do the engineering work and manufacture the bulk of industrial goods. These distinctions are not ironclad but do hold pretty well. Most corporations now are very transnationalized and many upper income people move very deftly from one posting to another in whatever country. Some Latin American upper classes, particularly the Mexicans are seamlessly integrated into the U.S., they have houses in their home country and the U.S., speak perfect English, have investments wherever serves their purposes best (Brazilian elites from Sao Paulo are now snapping up condos in Miami because they are so cheap compared to beach apartments in Brazil).

    The real elites are indifferent to our well being for sure, in fact, they are not a particularly bright group seeing as the damage being inflicted on the Earth is increasingly threatening continued life on this planet, and that is for everybody. Of course large segments of the elites never cared about anybody but themselves and they have been gouging and killing the Earth for a long time. The difference now is that we are approaching some sort of general crisis, as the carrying capacity of the planet has already been exceeded and we are burning through our “environmental
    capital “. Anyhow, as I said, there is significant truth in your critique and I acknowledge it freely (I read L. Sklair’s “The Transnational Capitalist Class” a couple of years ago and am reading W. I. Robinson’s “A Theory of Global Capitalism” now, they both espouse something close to your comments) .

    Dear hybridrogue1

    You made an important statement that I forgot to address in my reply, where you said “The Vietnam war was never meant to be won. The conflict achieved exactly what it was meant to–a long murderous stalemate.” Well again I partially agree with that, one of the real reasons for wars, certainly in the modern era and probably throughout history, is to fatten the armaments makers. In a colonial war, like Vietnam, the actual continued physical and institutional existence of the armaments companies and their wealthy owners, is not threatened (this contrasts to the situation in large “hegemonic wars” where in the WW1/WW2 war {a war(s) that many Asian historians call “The Great European Civil War” } that destroyed some, though certainly not all, of the munitions makers and their wealthy owners in the losing countries).

    However, it does make a difference which side wins wars, even colonial wars far away. Just to say that the corporate elites, be they national, international, or transnational land on their feet and make the best of a less than glowing success is not to say that there are no consequences to long drawn out defeats, despite whatever enormous profits the corporations make in that process. The U.S. political elites in the early 2000s period wanted take political / military control of Central Asia. The desire was to be in control of the oil and gas heartlands of the planet; they were aware that the major growth in energy use was going to be in S and E Asia and they wanted to control the ramifications of that and to directly profit from providing oil and gas to those areas. Instead, with their two major gambits in Afghanistan and Iraq utterly defeated, other companies primarily those from China, and to a lesser extent India emerge as the major players. They build the pipelines and refineries, their companies win the drilling contracts and supply all the inputs (including most of the labor). U.S. elites fall back and frack, and deep drill, and mountaintop remove resources closer to home.

    I heard an interesting talk on the BBC by George Ayittey, a Ghanaian economist the other day. He pointed out that the Chinese were negotiating a deal to renovate and improve the Nigerian railway system. The estimated cost was about $5 billion dollars and, of course, Nigeria doesn’t have the money (the elites there having stolen all the local revenues from the oil extracted in the last 50 – 60 years). So the Chinese proposed that they will do it for 1/6 of Nigeria’s remaining oil reserves, estimated at 36 billion barrels total so that is for 6 billion barrels of oil. That means, of course, that the price they will pay (I don’t know but expect that is for oil in the ground with at least some of extraction, refining, and transport still to be provided for, undoubtedly by Chinese companies at a tidy profit for those companies in any event) for this oil is about $0.84 per barrel. Now that is one hell of a deal in today’s world, and it only goes to the companies based in a country that has the engineering and manufacturing muscle to do this kind of work; not to those corporations associated with a country whose main activities are providing thugs and running swindles.

    History is full of elites who thought they would win a short decisive war, who then got bogged down in drawn out, expensive, indecisive conflicts. Making the best of a defeat is not the same as stepping into the vacuum created when a declining great power loses an expensive war. Clearly, the real losers are the poor people who live in the buffer and resource states where these conflicts are fought, and to a lesser extent the inhabitants of the declining great power who don’t have the option of moving their assets to greener pastures. The real winners of wars are those who don’t fight them, but provide the means and profit by it, and who are poised to move in and take advantage of the consequences.

    • Welcome to the blog Mr Morista!

      I am glad you dropped in with your well thought out and crafted comments.

      As I mentioned before, there is much to admire in your scholarship. There seems only a subtle twist that I will be offering, having to do with the obsolescence of the nation -state in practical terms as to do with the architecture of 21 century political power.

      Please do not take my analysis as advocating a single central global rule. I am in fact entirely opposed to the idea. However I am convinced such is the case, and has been for close to a century.

      The concept that the US is the current world hegemon – that this is an “American Empire” is flawed. The US is nothing more than a ‘garrison state’ used in a constabulary role by an amoral financial elite that has no stake at all in market philosophies, ideologies, nor any concern whatsoever for the fate of the planet or the human race.

      I do NOT view them as a Manichean Devil – as omnipotent. It is their ‘invisibility’ that is their greatest edge. But while their front men are taken for the ‘real thing’ when it comes to identifying who is in power, the game board will remain in their hands.

      I might add that the hour has gotten late.


  94. The landmark ruling against Israel for its genocide against the Palestinian people rendered by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal is of great historical significance.

    To a crowded courtroom on the late afternoon of November 25, presiding Judge Lamin Mohd Yunus announced the verdict by an international panel of seven jurists:

    “The Tribunal is satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that the first defendant, (General) Amos Yaron, is guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide, and the second defendant, the State of Israel, is guilty of genocide.”

    – In contrast to other non-official courts of conscience on Palestinian rights, for example, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (New York 2012), the prosecution in Kuala Lumpur took a step beyond war crimes and crimes against humanity to the higher and broader charge of genocide.

    – The decision was rendered during the ongoing commission of the alleged crime by the defendant, rather than after the fact as in earlier genocide cases.

    – Instead of limiting its ruling to individuals who ordered genocidal actions, the jurists also charged the state as a defendant.

    – As a consequence, this case breaks the tradition of immunity of nation-states from criminal prosecution under international law.

    – The decision introduces a legal basis for international action to protect minorities from genocide as a lawful alternative to the current response of so-called humanitarian intervention, invasion, occupation and regime change, which have often been as illegitimate and more destructive, and in some cases as genocidal as the original violation being punished.

    The Kuala Lumpur Tribunal based its momentous decision on the 1948 Genocide Convention, which prohibits and punishes the killing, causing of harm and deliberate infliction of conditions of life calculated to bring about the physical destruction of a group of people, targeted for their ethnicity, religion or race. In instances of genocide, these criminal acts are done with the specific intent of destroying as a part or in whole of the targeted group, as in this plight the Palestinian people.



  95. History…What really happened?

    It is not so simple as most people assume, as they assume that they have been taught the truth at school, and by historical documentaries in the media. The even assume the general tenor of entertainment based on the past to be somewhat accurate.

    Unfortunately this is almost never the case. Practically all of history has been poisoned by the pen of the victors.


  96. When I was at Lackland AFB for basic training in the Air Force, I had marked the box for religion to go on my dog-tags as ‘Pedestrian’ … this really pissed off one of the sergeants who grabbed them to see who I was while he dressed me down for not having my ‘cover’ on {my hat} when I exited the mess-hall one morning.

    Military men are really stupid.


  97. Tobacco Shop Wooden Indian

    The origin of the wooden Indian dates back to England in 1617, when small wooden figures called “Virginie Men” were placed on countertops to represent tobacco companies. These “Virginians” (the local English renditions of Indians) were depicted as black men wearing headdresses and kilts made of tobacco leaves.

    Commercial transportation for Tobacco cargo from Virginia and Immigration transportation to Virginia was contracted sailing vessels for the long oceanic crossing. Often identified by the brightly polychrome or gilded wooden figurehead, perched prominently on the front or bow of the vessel, under the bowsprit.

    Wood carving, or wood sculpture, is one of the oldest and most
    widespread forms of art. Because of the near universality of trees, the relative simplicity of the necessary technology, and the relative durability of the product, wood carving has been practiced in almost all cultures from the earliest times.

    Tobacco is native to the Americas, and the practice of inhaling the smoke
    of the dried plant material was first documented in the Mayan Indian culture more than 2,000 years ago. The Mayans moved Northward from Central America through the Aztec Empire and eventually took their customs to North American Indian tribes.

    The Arawak Indians of the Caribbean smoked tobacco; Christopher Columbus, during his 1492 voyage, found them smoking “loosely rolled cigars”. Men returning from inland expeditions reported with incredible tales, including stories of Indians with “smoking heads”. First, Christopher
    Columbus in 1492 and later, the Spanish Conqueror Hernando Cortes in 1519 took tobacco seeds to Europe. Less than 50 years later, in the mid-1500’s, tobacco had become a valuable commodity in global trade.

    Where in 1561 Jean Nicot gave the plant its’ generic name, Nicotiana. Sir Walter Raleigh began the popularization of pipe smoking in Great Britain in 1586, and the cultivation and consumption of tobacco spread with each voyage of discovery from Europe.

    While at this time we see the birth of Professional wood carving in three-dimensional form evolving from this medieval period with single figures and groups for major altarpieces and for niches in large architectural screens. During the 16th century these figures assumed a grace of pose and realism, of detail, that represent a high point in the art of wood sculpture.


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