Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Patriots, Militia and Radical Right Extremism

Recent reports by Homeland Security, US Attorney General Janet Napolitano and a Missouri MIAC Report consider Christian White Militia groups and veterans to the be the number 1 domestic security threat. On that note, I just finished reading the book "Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse" by James Wesley Rawles. I think it was a very interesting book that details the philosophy of the Militant Survivalist/Constitutionalist.

If you are like me, and awake to how this world really works, then you may understand where this book is coming from. For the rest, the survivalist world view can seem way over the top. I think this book is very important in the way it defines the right-wing survivalist extreme. I am all about balance, and Aristotle's "Golden Mean". Therefore, the value of this book lies in its extremism. Therefore, while some of the issues of this book are important to consider, I think searching for a more moderate worldview is best.

While this book is very extreme. I must confess, if I was not raised LDS, I am not sure I could see another alternative worldview than the false dichotomy that this book presents. In fact, the book does briefly mention a more moderate LDS response to economic and social collapse. But the author discounts it.

1. "Patriots" begins with a very correct assumption that the instability of our "just-in-time", over-leveraged, outsourced, hopelessly indebted, fractional reserve economy is enough all by itself to come crashing down resulting in a complete "mad max" collapse. The US could not withstand a Great Depression today like it did in the 1930's. While the media spooks us with threats of nuclear war, terrorism, pandemics, etc, etc, etc. Our economic condition alone is enough of a threat all by itself.

2. The author's answer to economic collapse, is to buy land somewhere rural, stockpile ammo and food, and build yourself your own compound/bunker/shelter. However, the problem with this "the Colony" or "Jericho" approach is that these compounds become immediate targets for roving bands of escaped convict "brigands" who form "wolf packs" and go from town to town burring and pillaging as they go. Only the most hardcore militia compounds survived these threats.

3. Lastly, these militia groups oppose an UN, international, globalist government that is imposed on The Divided States of America. The Constitution is tossed aside and martial law is imposed on the American people. While Martial Law is a favorite conspiracy subject, I don't think the book is at all realistic about the chances of success a never-ending gorilla war would be. The assumption made in the book is that such a war would be successful because: because God is on the side of the militia, and it worked for Afghanistan. I am not sure how conspiracy theorists could forget that the Russia-Afganastan thing was all WWE stage play.

4. Surprisingly, "Patriots" taks a lot about the people of the LDS faith. The author comments that the collapse did not affect LDS communities as severely as non-LDS communities. This was because LDS have a culture of keeping a year supply of food, are pro-guns, plant gardens, bottle fruit, and sew clothing. That said, the author criticizes the LDS in the book for making a deal with the interim government in exchange for local jurisdiction. The author whose theoretical compound was in Idaho, wished all those Mormons would pick up weapons and join the militia group instead of following their church leadership.

What the author doesn't know, is that the LDS have an alternate way to deal with this scenario. The answer to such a doomsday scenario is found in ancient scripture called The Book of Mormon. The prophet Mormon who lived close to 1500 years ago says he saw our day and knows our doing. Accordingly, Mormon made it very clear in the Book of Mormon just how to deal with roving bands of robbers. The answer according to Mormon was put into play in the Book of Mormon on several occasions. The strategy involves gathering together in the center of the land. King Lachoneus did it, and so did Mormon himself in an attempt to make a last stand against his enemies.

Because robbers must plunder to subsist. If the righteous gather together in the center of the land and take their food with them, the robbers starve. This strategy is known as the Zion strategy. In such a scenario, people will have a choice to choose to be at constant war or find safety in Zion. According to the LDS faith, Zion in North America is known as the New Jerusalem and will be established in Jackson County, Independence, MO. This is the "Center Place". Accordingly, LDS leadership have instructed LDS membership that stockpiling weapons and ammo is not necessary.

In the end you have to always ask yourself who the author is? Rawles was in Army Intelligence and runs a popular survivalist/extremist website. So, the question is: 1. Does he know something from his days in Army Intelligence, or 2. Is he still working for Army Intelligence and this book is a PsyOp. For me, I think the answer to the question rests with three facts 1. The Golbalist are playing Chess and they control both sides fighting to create chaos. 2. The author is putting out an extremist/radical worldview and discounts a more moderate view without exploring it. 3. The author signs his work by including a very random and occult reference to the "Ouroboros".

Dream Act or Nightmare?

As part of the upcoming military appropriations act, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack H Obama will attatch a piece of legislation they refer to the Dream Act. This bill would grant high school age illegal aliens residency if they go to college or enter the military for 2 years. Knowing that most young illegals lack the money to pay for college, most illegals will likely join the military. After a 6-year commitment, these illegals will be eligable for US citizenship, as well as the benefit of the GI Bill which would pay for college.

According to the 2009 version of the senate bill, DREAM Act beneficiaries must:

* Have proof of having arrived in the United States before age 16.
* Have proof of residence in the United States for a least five consecutive years since their date of arrival, compliance with Selective Service.
* Be between the ages of 12 and 35 at the time of bill enactment.
* Have graduated from an American high school or obtained a GED.
* Be of "good moral character"

According to the 2009 version of the bill, if the immigrant met all of the conditions at the end of the 6-year conditional period, they would be granted permanent residency, which would eventually allow them to become U.S. citizens. An estimated 65,000 illegal immigrant students graduate each year from High School.

Look, I speak Spanish, and I love Hispanic culture, and food. However, there is a real problem with this bill. For those of us who don't know history, the Dream Act is the exact kind of thing that the Roman Empire did before its fall. Rome needed massive hordes of manpower to run its military machine. Rome had an extensive wellfare program and was bankrupt because of a huge trade deficit with China (sound familiar?). Rome was forced to continue it's conquest, because conquest meant more tribute and more slaves.

However, to supply their military with men, Rome what is know as the Marian Reforms. The Marian Reforms instituted by Gaius Marius were laws that waived the property requirement for men wishing to serve in the legions. Those recruited under these laws would receive their equipment from the State, and serve a sixteen-year term of service (which was later raised to twenty). After that, they would be granted land upon which to settle. In addition, allies (foederati) who volunteered were granted Roman citizenship after the end of their service.

The German Barbarian Foederati Hordes were then lead by conspirator Odoacer in a major insurection to overthrow Romulus Augustus and fracture and finally destroy the Roman Empire. The Foederati Insurrection was the final death nail to the Roman Empire.

The problem with the Dream Act is not granting amneisty or edecational opportunites and benifits to illegal aliens. The problem with the bill is allowing non-US-American's to serve in the US Armed Forces. This kind of thing is extraordinarily bad, because those "Federal" troops are more likely to be loyal to the government and not to the US people themselves.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Protectionism vs. Free Trade

Dear Wayne,

Thanks for your comments. I appreciate anyone willing to talk about these issues or anyone who has the ability to have an educated, well reasoned opinion on the subject? That said, I will try to overlook the indirect "Marxist drone" reference. I don't think that I would equate protectionism with Marxism. Also, I know economics is your turf but I am willing to accept that I am likely as equally brainwashed with regard to medicine (mercury and squalene in vaccines for instance).

You seem to be a rather big Mark Levin fan/disciple. Levin seems to be playing the Reagan conservative, constitutionalist, Neocon "free market" tune. Again, I confess that I consider myself a tradition Lincoln and McKinley Republican. And I have been strongly influenced by Berry C Lynn and Milton Friedman. I don't think their economic philosophies can be fairly described as Marxist.

#1. I think there is good evidence that Reagan was not such a Saint or at least a puppet. He was an avid member of Bohemian Grove. And anyone who was a part of his administration or holds him up as the ideal is very suspect or misled.
#2. Constitutionalism, I think we both agree on this. It's easy to throw this term around to attract supporters. This point by itself isn't enough to be trusted or right.
#3. Free Trade, this is a very interesting term. Despite what Rush and Hannity may want us believe, Free Trade is not a traditional Republican or Conservative value. Lincoln and McKinley were avid protectionist against the East India Trading Company (Walmart) and their cheaper slave produced goods from India. In fact this was one of the major issues for which the Civil War was fought. The South eventually was forced to industrialize when they realized the machine beat the man and they resented paying a higher price for for goods produced in the North. Buying cheaper goods shipped from British Colonies in their minds would serve to preserve their wealth, lifestyle, and power.

I find it interesting how the current free trade mantra became a Conservative value. FDR and many economist blamed the Great Depression on Woodrow Wilson and the Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act of 1930. Elder Reed Smoot was an LDS Apostle and great Utah Senator that represented and defended the LDS Church in Congress.

The truth is that Milton Friedman always disagreed that Tariffs caused the Depression. Friedman always reasoned that the FED caused the Depression by contracting the money supply.

In fact Ben Bernanke spoke at Milton Friedmans 90th Birthday and said about the FED causing the Depression (read it on Wiki for Ben Bernanke) "Milt Anna, you were right, we did it, and we are sorry. But thanks to you we won't do it again".

However, Frieman would just live long enough to see Bernanke break his promise. In 2006, the FED stopped releasing M3 data on the money supply which immediately ballooned to enormous levels as banks over-leveraged themselves in the fraudulent Goldman Sachs derivatives/CDO/MBS market.

Then in 2007, the FED instituted the Bank of International Settlement/ Basil 2 accords which had the exact same effect on the American economy that the Basil 1 Accords had on Japan causing the "Lost Decade". Basil 2 like Basil 1 tightened the fractional reserve requirements of Banks, and this was exactly enough to sharply contract M3, burst the housing balloon, make all the mortgage derivatives worthless, and bankrupting a heck of a lot of banks. And that let the Federal Government pick winners and losers, bailing out the big boys who were "too big to fail."

And i believe most at the top knew perfectly well what would happen for several reasons. #1 "The Protocols" describe how contraction of the money supply can create a depression in a fractional reserve system. It also says that this system makes "wealth slippery." Interesting that the Book of Mormon also talks about wealth becoming slippery. #2. Ben Bernanke's confession #3. The Goldman Sach's emails revealing the CDO fraud #4. Experience with Basil 1 and Japan and the effect of Basil 2 and the US #4 the FED deciding to not report m3 data just prior to everything. #5 the inherent instability of Fractional Reserve Banking.

According to Barry Lynn, a true Free Market allows the producer and the consumer to get together and negotiate a price without external or intermediary manipulation. The Law must protect a producers equal access to the consumer as well as equal access to raw materials (equal opportunity not equal results). Both of these are ways big companies manipulate to squash their competition.

Free Trade today or "just let the markets work" seems more about letting Big Business operate unregulated. The truth is we need smaller business and smaller government. And we can use the existing bankruptcy and anti-trust laws to do it. If we just let corrupt companies fail and restructure without bailouts, companies would fix themselves. I am not talking about more restrictions or more government or Marxism.

David B

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Livable Communities Act = Mill Housing

I thought Senator Joseph Lieberman's Expatriation Bill was was about as bad of a bill as any legislator could think to propose. This bill allowed the government to arbitrarily label anyone a terrorist, strip them of their citizenship, imprison them indefinitely, and then deny them of due process and habeas corpus. Well, Senator Christopher Dodd is pushing a bill that comes a close second to the Expatriation Bill.

The Livable Communities Act, sponsored by Senator Christopher Dodd, has been approved by the Senate Banking Committee and now is heading to the Senate floor. This bill which forces the connection of housing to jobs is like bringing back the idea of mill housing. We still have the ruins of many textile mills here in Augusta GA. The old Augusta area textile mills wouldnt even pay you in money but in mill credits. Back in the day, people worked in the mills, lived in mill housing, went to the mill school, and shopped at the mill store. You never quite made enough to pay for everything so you were eternally indebted and enslaved to the company.

According to several reports on this legislation, the mission of the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities is to create strong, sustainable communities by connecting housing to jobs, fostering local innovation, and helping to build a clean energy economy. In order to better connect housing to jobs, the office will work to coordinate federal housing and transportation investments with local land use decisions in order to reduce transportation costs for families, improve housing affordability, save energy, and increase access to housing and employment opportunities. By ensuring that housing is located near job centers and affordable, accessible transportation, we will nurture healthier, more inclusive communities – which provide opportunities for people of all ages, incomes, races, and ethnicities to live, work, and learn together.

"The Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities would end up overseeing development in every community," he said. "They say it's voluntary, but it really isn't. The $4 billion in grants will be used by radical green groups, who helped write it, to force your city council to comply. If your city says no to the pressure to take the grant money, the radical greens will tell your citizens that their city officials are losing them millions of dollars that is owed to the community. Then, when the council caves into the pressure and takes the money, it will force compliance. That is not voluntary, it is blackmail."

Homeowners would end up paying exorbitant costs and losing control over their own homes, according to DeWeese. " To get the money, a community must meet environmental standards," he said. "That requires houses to be equipped with new roofs, new windows, and efficient appliances. They did this last year in Oakland. It costs an estimated $35,000 to make a house comply with the environmental regulations. They say homeowners cant sell their houses if they dont meet these standards."

Other bad ideas:
Value Added (Ad Valorum) Tax = tax on all purchases and transactions = total control
Cap and Trade Bill = tax all industry based on CO2 production and level of "greeness." Greeness is totally arbitrary = total control
Health Care Bill = base doctor reimbursement on "quality measures." If you refuse to give this vaccine or abortion pill, we will reduce you quality factor. = total control
Expatriation Bill = if we label you a terrorist, we can strip your citizenship, detain you indefinately, and deny you habeas corpus, and due process. = total control
Livable Communities = your company owns your house, no property rights, you get paid in mill credit, shop at the mill store, your kids go to the mill school, and you never quite get paid enough to cover expenses. = total control.
Mandatory Military Service = Switzerland and Great Britain require several years of military service. This is a form of slavery. = total control. ( I do like the Swiss attitude about arming and training their population. I think state national guards could do this on a local level to organize standing local militias).
City Police over County Sheriff = County Sheriff is elected while city police chief is appointed. Therefore, the Sheriffs have always maintained a loyalty to the people while city police train with national police such as US Marshals, ATF, FBI and even US Military and can be influenced to put protection of state over protection of the people.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Star Trek: Conspiracy Plot?

It has been a long while since I had seen this movie. While not one of my favorite Star Trek movies, it does have a rather interesting plot. As far as plot goes, I am not talking about the 'going back in time to save the whales' part of it. What I am referring to requires looking at the plot just a little deeper.

So, what happens in Star Trek IV? First, the movie is a continuation of the plot from movies II "The Wrath of Khan" and III "The Search For Spock." In the second movie, Captain Kirk's son is developing a device "the genesis device" that could instantly terraform a desolate planet, making it habitable. Khan and his clan of eugenic super-villians, who were exiled years before, just so happen to be living on the planet being used in the genesis project. Upon learning about the genesis device, Khan naturally plans to steal it and a star ship and use them as weapons to return to power. In the end, Spock sacrifices himself to save the Enterprise from Khan who self-detonates the genesis device.

In "The Search For Spock", Captain Kirk convinces his crew to steal the USS Enterprise and search for Spock's body that was resurrected by the genesis device detonation. Spock has cheated death by "melding" his mind/spirit into the body of Dr McCoy. The hope is that Spock could be restored to life by locating his body, and reuniting his spirit and body. In the process, Captain Kirk is forced to destroy the Enterprise to keep the genesis device secret from the Klingon's.

"The Voyage Home" is a continuation of the story from movies II and III. In this movie, Captain Kirk, Spock and the Crew are preparing to travel home to Earth anticipating that they will "face the music" f0r all the laws they broke in trying to save Spock and McCoy. However, en route, the Earth is threatened by a mysterious alien probe that is attempting to communicate with the then extinct humpback whale. The power emissions from the alien probe were overwhelming all the power systems on Earth. Upon deciphering the intent of the probe, Kirk and company conduct a timewarp slingshot around the sun to travel back to the 1980's and bring a breading pair of humpback whales into the 23rd Century to satiate the alien probe. Kirk gets the whales, whales talk to the probe, probe leaves, and Kirk and company are credited with saving the Earth yet again.

At the end of the movie, Kirk and Company stand before the Federation of Planets Council and the many charges of conspiracy, theft, murder, sabotage, destroying the Enterprise, etc are brought before them. However, the council rules that because the "extenuating circumstances" of the case all the charges except one will be dropped. Kirk alone is found guilty of "disobeying orders" and court-martialed from Admiral to Captain. As punishment, Captain Kirk is returned to his command as Captain of the Enterprise.

On an even deeper level, the storyline in Star Trek parallels current conspiracy theory. I find it interesting that the current conspiracy theory first told by Bill Cooper coincides with the storyline very closely. So, apart from aliens, super-weapons, eugenics, mind-control, unnatural prolongation of life, spirit possession, etc; could there be some sort of "predictive and neuro-linguistic programming" associated with the plot?

1. Nobel ends justify any means. Kirk and company conspire, lie, cheat, steal, murder, and sabotage to save Spock.
2. Tribalism. Breaking the law is acceptable to save a brother. The Good of the one does outway the good of the many if the one is family. Kirk's concern for Spock outways any consideration of others.
3. Indulgence. Just as you could pay money to receive forgiveness of sins, or start up some non-profit foundation or sponsor a children's hospital to make amends for selfish and destructive business dealings, Kirk and Co. found that their good deeds at the end washed away their previous sins.
4. Guilt. Star Trek attempts to instill in the viewer a sense of responsibility and guilt for A. the use of money B. environmental pollution C. overall depravity of modern society. The truth is that "The Powers that Be" are the real architects of our world and are responsible for our current monetary system, pollution, and the majority of social ills.
5. Federalization (Liberty for Safety). Fear of powerful external threats requires that we sacrifice individual liberty in exchange for safety. The Federal Government must be empowered such that it can defend us by any means necessary.
6. False Flag Terror. Khan and his band of eugenic supervillans are an interesting bunch when you realize that Captain Kirk is responsible for their creation. Kirk exiled them on the planet. As we look at the history of CIA black ops, we see that many of our current enemies are the product of our own creation. Saddam Hussein, Al- Qaeda, Turkey, etc etc were all once on the CIA payroll. Our government is responsible for arming these people and then when they become a threat down the road, the people who created these villains become heros for working to get rid of them. The continual external threats serves to justify their existence and power and distract from any threat from within.
7. Environmental Threat. In the movie, the Earth was being threatened by destruction due to the extinction of the humpbacked whale. Today we are told that carbon dioxide (the product of life) is a pollutant and will destroy the Earth. Legislation is being considered to tax us every time we exhale.
8. Alien Threat. While this is the major plot device used in Star Trek, many conspiracy theorists believe that the globalist government has suppressed technology such as magnetoplasmadynamics and plasma stealth together with space-based holographic projection to fake an alien invasion to unite the people under a global government.
9. ET gods. Several Star Trek and the StarGate plot suggest our religion and gods are merely just derived from interaction with ET's.
10. Galactic Threat. Just like the power systems in the Star Trek Earth failed, Documentaries continually fearmonger that the Earth is constantly threatened by astroids, supernova, cosmic ray bursts, and solar storms that will cause massive failure of the power grid, and justify building apocalyptic seed banks, and underground 2012 shelters and Apocalypse Complexes. However, as I see it, knowing God took great care in creating the Earth, I don't see the economy in destroying it so soon. However, the Bible does speak of the End of the World and a great burning and destruction. The fear and dread associated with these apocalyptic themes are easy to manipulate.
11. Fall of America. If the Enterprise is a metaphor and symbol for America, then the storyline could carry some deeper significance. In the end the Enterprise is sacrificed for the supposed greater good. In the end, when Captain Kirk stand trial for his misdeeds, the Federation Council gives him a standing ovation and although he receives a court martial, he is rewarded with the only thing he really ever wanted, command of the Enterprise as captain and not a bureaucratic desk job.

I believe the parallels between conspiracy theory and plot elements in Star Trek are undeniable. However, the argument could be made that Hollywood just feeds into the fears of the people, and that peoples fears reflect what they watch on TV in some sort of sick spiraling cycle. And some say asking which came first, is like talking about the chicken and the egg. And it is definitely a jump to think that a group of wrinkly old men stayed up one night to think up a plan for world domination. And it is even a bigger jump to think that they would leak elements of this plan in Hollywood movies in an attempt to subconsciously and neuro-lingistically program the masses in an attempt to bring their plans to fruition. Unless you are already awake to the reality of the Matrix we live in, this post will likely not convince you.