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Friday, October 31, 2008

Essay #84: "Your Future Is Foreclosed"

        You are now a slave. The change took place on Sunday September 7th. Everyone in the United States of America, every man and woman and child in America – You are now a slave.
        You were charged on that date with paying off FIVE trillion dollars added to the Republican National Debt. The folks who took the money are the same Corporatist-Fascist-Federalist pirates who took control of the machinery of government in 2000, and now they have taken total control of the U.S. economy.
        And you are their slave.

        The full Republican National Debt stands at TWENTY TRILLION DOLLARS. (Republican George W. Bush already ran up more debt than any other human being in the history of Mankind.)

        Your personal share of that debt, as a resident of the U.S.A., is $70,000. Every child too young for HeadStart owes the same amount, though they are not yet potty-trained.
        Alternate computation: Your personal share of the Republican National Debt as a taxpayer or voter (half the population) is twice that, so $140,000. And a duplicate amount is owed by your spouse or partner or other taxpayer or voter in your household.
        Look that debt amount in the eye. You owe that amount.
        You are a slave to the Master Class because they will not allow you to pay off the Republican National Debt in your lifetime, so your children and grandchildren are slaves as well. Today. Now.

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        The Middle Class in America is gone, and in danger in all other countries around the world. Jobs were and are being off-shored, the Bush Economic Meltdown is just beginning, savings and other indicators have been negative all year, and because the Middle Class has no money (the Oligarchy took it all), the economy is grinding to a halt.
        So you are a member of the Working Poor, the economic class below the Middle Class. And as a member of the Working Poor, you will never be able to pay off that $70,000 share of the Republican National Debt.
        Every adult and every grandchild in America, every preschooler, every Senior on a fixed pension or Social Security, and every teenager has received the ‘gift’ of that debt from the Reagan-Bush-Bush dynasty, from the damaging policies of the Republican Party, in cahoots with the Corporatist-Fascist-Federalist Master Class.
        Ordinary Americans will never be able to pay off that $70,000 – or $140,000 or $280,000 per person, depending on how it is divided up. Ordinary Americans no longer can look forward to owning their home. Vacations are a practice of the past. No one else can afford your once-precious boat (or other toy) and you cannot afford the payments.
        You are a slave to the Master Class until the entire Republican National Debt has been paid off – to the Saudis and the Chinese and the Russian Mafia.

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        When H.G. Wells wrote his novel “The Time Machine” in 1895, he predicted a future where the human race split into two descen- dent races: the simple and frail and handsome eloi race, who have no intellectual curiosity, and the morlock race, who are muscular and hairy and brutish and live in the dark and run the hidden machinery that provides for the easy life of the eloi.
        And the morlocks are always hungry, so whenever they find an opportunity to capture and eat one of the eloi, they do so.
        It is possible that Wells was prescient, but only half right. If the Master Class succeeds in taking over the entire planet, then Mankind will likely split into two directions from that point in time.
        But the Master Class are the Brutish Branch, and the Working Class are the Good Guys. Workers don’t produce much Art, or discuss Serious Matters. But give the Working Class a job that needs doing, and they are right there with sleeves rolled up. But we seem to be no match for the brutish and cannibalistic Master Class.

        The Class War is perpetual. It could very well continue to the year 802,701 A.D. (as per Wells).
        The Master Class is winning this Class War. THEY have your $70,000; they have the $70,000 owed by each and every grandchild in America; and in fact, the Master Class has the entire TWENTY TRILLION DOLLARS stolen by the Republican Party – and what you get in exchange is slavery.
        How d’ya like that deal?

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        The Master Class owns your future. Just like they own the petroleum futures, and set the price. And you pay.
        The Master Class controls grain steel and copper and gold futures. And you pay.
        The Master Class has a free ride because they control grain futures and agri-business. And you pay.

        The Master Class began the ethanol futures market in March 2005. If you have ethanol to sell, the Master Class sets their price to you and always sell at a profit – a profit to themselves (as handlers) and also a profit to the oil monopoly.
        And you pay at the pump.

        The next futures market will be water. And you will give your allegiance to the Master Class – you will agree to continue your slavery – or you will have nothing to drink. The Master Class will charge higher prices to small farmers and to small towns, gleefully watch them collapse as viable businesses, and then buy them up to add to their monopolistic corporations.
        What the Master Class does not control, they want. And they have become very skilled at getting what they want. The Romans provided ‘bread and circuses’ to keep the masses compliant, and the equivalent today is ‘fast food and cable TV’ – you are all compliant slaves, so-o-o-o surprised at Bush’s Economic Meltdown, how could such a thing happen and what does it mean. O.M.G!

        The Mandarins are the Master Class in China. They took back control and now use the Communist Party as the means to have what they want – a pseudo-capitalist economy based on slave wages and social cannibalism. The Chinese people have never been free, nor have the fellahin (peasants) of the Middle East, so they see no reason to complain, as long as they perceive their lives to be gradually improving.
        But Americans sold their freedom to the Reagan Machine. And YOU are going to pay the bill, slave.

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        You are not likely to see this situation reversed, since almost half of American voters are emulating the lemmings of Scandinavia – follow the leader, right over the cliff. If the voters of America can’t muster the will to take back the helm of governance on November 4th and every election thereafter, the will to restore ALL the lost provisions guaranteed by the Constitution of 1787 (as amended), then slavery will be the future for you and all your family and every person that you know.
        Your future is a commodity, just like ethanol or oil, and the Master Class owns that future – as the paper contracts for the Republican National Debt of TWENTY TRILLION DOLLARS.
        The Master Class grabbed a mere FIVE trillion dollars on September 7th in exchange for Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac junk bonds. The Master Class – be they Mandarins of China or ‘oilagarchs’ of America or greasy princes of Arabian sheikdoms – will continue to use coercion and stealth and televised propaganda to achieve their aim, which is to have it ALL!
        Then there will be no need for them to pretend that the U.S. Constitution is anything but a piece of paper.
        A mortgage is a written contract. A governmental constitution is a written contract. But each such contract is only as good as the integrity, the absolute Word of the parties involved. The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’.
        Never did.
        The only guarantors of constitutional rule (in each country) are We The People.
        And We The People are not doing that job. Not in America, and not elsewhere.

        The Master Class has hijacked the judicial system, and the legislative system, and the Executive Branch, and now the economic system.
        You are a mere slave tenant in their world, the Master Class are the owners (the Oligarchs), and when they decide to foreclose . . .

Copyright 2008 by G.E. Nordell, all rights reserved

Monday, October 13, 2008

October Quotations

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
~~ Benjamin Franklin [1706-90]

"Education is a better guard of liberty than a standing army."
~~ Edward Everett [1794-1865]

"He who opens a school door closes a prison."
~~ Victor Hugo [1802-85]

"I'm an idiot, I'm a fool, I know ... but I've been a good read, right?"
~~ Hunter S. Thompson [1937-2005] in his suicide note

"I reject the cynical view that politics is inevitably, or even usually, dirty business."
~~ Richard M. Nixon [1913-94]

"The feminist movement is just something for ugly women to do."
~~ ugly male Limp Rushbaugh

"There is a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to fish and a time to cut bait."
~~ John F. Kennedy [1917-63] (improvising from Ecclesiastes)

"Time has convinced me of one thing: Television is for appearing on – not for looking at."
~~ Noel Coward [1899-1973]

"Why not?"
~~ Robert F. Kennedy campaign slogan

"Any man who hates dogs and children can't be all bad."
~~ Byron Darnton, New York Times reporter (about W.C. Fields)

"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."
~~ Red Sanders, football coach at Vanderbilt University {long before Lombardi)

"I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected."
~~ Wm. Tecumseh Sherman [1820-91] (in 1884)

"History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history [that] we make today."
~~ Henry Ford [1863-1947] (in 1916)

"No one on his deathbed ever said 'I wish I had spent more time on my business'."
~~ Arnold Zack (quoted by U.S. Sen. Paul Tsongas)

"[New York Tribune editor] Horace Greeley himself could not give a young man better advice than "Go west, young man'."
~~ John B.L. Soule, editor of the Terre Haute, Indiana Express (in 1851)

"Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living."
~~ Jean Kerr [1922-2003]

"The Bush-Cheney administration [has] been the worst in modern American history – a failure at home and abroad, [and] intellectually and financially corrupt."
~~ Lou Dubose

"To my mind, pretty much everything besides bread is a dietary supplement."
~~ Corby Kummer, senior editor at Atlantic Monthly

"Never invest in any idea [that] you can't illustrate with a crayon."
~~ Peter Lynch, Wall Street tycoon

"I was always an independent, even when I had partners."
~~ movie producer Samuel Goldwyn [1879-1974]

"Life can only be understood backwards. It must be lived forwards,"
~~ Søren Kierkegaard [1813-55]

"Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for."
~~ Earl Warren [1891-1974]

"It is somewhat surprising that there is not already rioting in the strets [in America], given the gigantic fraud perpetrated by the financial elite at the expense of ordinary Americans."
~~ Larry Elliott, economics editor at The London Guardian

"The basic question of philosophy ... is the same as that of the detective novel: Who is guilty?"
~~ Umberto Eco

The Law of Louis XIVth: The reason that real antique chairs are often uncomfortable is that the comfortable chairs get used, and get worn out – and are replaced.

"The discovery of a sign of true intellect outside ourselves procures us something of the emotion [that] Robinson Crusoe felt when he saw the imprint of a human foot on the sandy beach of his island."
~~ Maurice Maeterlinck [1862-1949]

"Civilization involves subjection of force to reason, and the agency of this subjection is law."
~~ Roscoe Pound [1870-1964]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}

Friday, October 03, 2008

Essay #83: "New Homeland Assault Force"

        The Army Times newspaper has published several articles recently mentioning the new assignment for the Third Infantry Division, First Brigade Combat Team, set to begin October First for twelve months.
        That unit spent 35 months out of the prior 60 months fighting in Iraq, and they are battle-hardened and glad to be home.
        But this new assignment is the first-ever permanent allocation of a military unit for a domestic military mission. Technically, the unit reports to NorthCom {U.S. Army Northern Command), but their orders will actually come from the Department of Homeland Security.

        Based at Fort Stewart in Georgia, the 3ID-1BCT is already preparing for sudden deployment anywhere inside the U.S.A. to enforce security or manage humanitarian efforts in the event of natural or man-made catastrophe, or maybe to put down any sort of insurrection or civil unrest or mass demonstrations that the federal government wants quelled – especially if such mass protest is triggered by bad-faith actions by that same federal government.
        (Civil unrest would normally be addressed by state governors calling out the National Guard. But two problems pertain: the National Guard in many states is depleted from service in Iraq, and not all governors kowtow to the President.)

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        Why is this option suddenly available?
        The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 was cancelled with passage of the John Warner Defense Authorization Act for 2007, signed into law in October 2006. After much uproar, that reversal of the 1878 law was revoked in the Defense Authorization Act for 2008, but in January 2008 President Bush issued one of his infamous ‘signing statements’ declaring broadly that provisions of the new act might inhibit the authority of the President.
        And the assignment of the 3ID-1BCT under Homeland Security is one result.

        The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 was put in place to prevent certain excesses of the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era, and in fact the issue has a long history, back as far as the English Civil War (circa 1642).
        That act of 1878 prevented the use of federal troops as law enforcement, the use of combat-trained soldiers against the people of this country, as military action per se.
        But the Federalist Society and P.N.A.C. and other components of the Corporatist-Fascist conspiracy to revoke the U.S Constitution feel the need for armed troops with loaded weapons as a tool in the implementation of their plan for totalitarian (i.e. ‘unitary executive’) rule of this country.
        The Republican Party forced the issue in Congress (with the usual stealth manipulations), and the weak-kneed cowards of the Democratic Party buckled and allowed the present situation.
        The new assignment of the Third Infantry Division, First Brigade Combat Team is AS posse comitatus.

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        Meanwhile, the Pentagon has positioned seven U.S. Navy battle groups (major vessels and all their support ships) inside the Strait of Hormuz, i.e. off the coast of Iran. (The prior sentence is not a breach of national security: the Iranians know, and the Russians & Chinese have satellite photos, of course.)
        Three of those battle groups are aircraft carrier groups, which can deliver American W.M.D. by air far into the interior of Iran (for example) or just install mini-nuke warheads on Tomahawk missiles and do damage from offshore.
        Operation Sitting Duck? The narrowest part of the Strait of Hormuz is twenty-one miles across, which is less than from Catalina Island to San Pedro or Long Beach harbors in California. The seven battle groups will be accomplishing a great thing merely by not bumping into each other, and even more of an accomplishment in managing NOT to ‘accidentally’ violate Iranian territorial waters.
        The war-hawks in America get what they want the easy way if Iran sends even a teeny boat to attack or confront the U.S. fleet – but the leaders in Iran are not that stupid.
        The present leadership of America is, however, either stupid or incompetent or both, or possibly worse. The massive U.S. military presence off Iran’s coast is a threat to them – intended and perhaps perceived as such – and a happy result for the war-hawks would be any kind of incident where shots are fired.
        Accident? Provocation? Who fired first? Black-flag assault on them or us? Any one of these crises will work, and the facts will be left to historians prevented from access to any actual records for ‘national security’ reasons.

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        The terrible and likely scenario in the coming weeks and months is that a tiny mouse-size event occurs, the war-hawks declare Pearl Harbor III, and that is all it takes to begin World War III and Armageddon and The End of Civilization.
        Something happens to the ‘sitting duck’ fleet off the coast of Iran, Dubya or McCain shoots from the hip and uses W.M.D. without authorization from Congress, Congress collapses in a Constitutional crisis, and riots or protests follow.
        And waiting in the wings is the 3ID-1BCT, now Homeland Security’s Domestic Assault Force. The President calls them out to ‘restore order’, U.S. citizens die in the streets of America from federal bullets, and the President declares himself dictator per Presidential Directive 51 (still up on the White House website).
        And the United States of America ceases to exist as either a democracy or as a republic, but instead metastasizes into the Federalist-Corporatist-Fascist heaven, a dictatorship.
        With twenty-trillion dollars in debt, tanks and APCs patrolling the big cities, no jobs, no food, and no Constitution.

        Vote carefully on November 4th: Your life and your country are at stake.

Copyright 2008 by G.E. Nordell, all rights reserved