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The Light of Freedom in a Kennedy Presidential Candidate


https://twitter.com/VigilantFox/status/1659725917843861507?s=20  An important speech by RFKjr

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Free and Independent depends on Equal Access Independent Money


The IMF “basket of currencies” based drawing rights financial system is morphing. We now have a unicoin international coin that will be a universal international monetary currency. To over simplify what this means is that all Nations who participate will be giving up ultimate Sovereign monetary rights to the IMF.

Sovereignty, personal and national, is the reason the US Constitution spends so much ink outlining Federal monetary power, gold and silver, vs State power, Fiat paper money. Ben Franklin is quoted as saying that if England had not taken away our Colonial right to use our own paper money the American Revolution would never have happened.

Gold and Silver was to limit our new Federal Government to sound practices and Fiat paper currencies gave States freedom to develop as they would. Interstate commerce was a value can of worms that Silver dollars often Mexican eased for common value. When Eastern banks called for a gold standard after the civil war as we now had a Federal paper money, Lincoln’s, greenbacks, the “MAGA” populist movement of that day rallied behind the refusal to “hang on the Cross of Gold.”

The fight to maintain personal, State, and community Sovereignty has been waging ever since. Two different Roosevelt Presidents fought this fight for the people. Teddy used a big stick to break up the monopolies that were sucking people dry. Delano create Social Security to ease the personal damage that the loss of personal money power was doing to people.

President John F Kennedy moved to restore Silver to our monetary system just before he was assassinated. Immediately after his assassination all of the silver backed notes that he had issued were retracted and destroyed, issuance ceased.

Why this matters is people need access to a plentiful, debt free method of value exchange in order to lead free and independent lives. Silver is plentiful in the Americas, debt free issuance isn’t. Debt free issuance is a biblical mandate. Issuance requiring return with interest is a biblical weapon of war, a method to take over land: sovereignty.

So here we are. An international currency. The IMF Unicoin. I don’t think it is a coincidence that it sounds like Unicorn. A one world monetary order is the wet dream of the money power that has worked to harness all material resources on this planet for centuries. The Money Power is not one family, one religious group or even one nation, it is the elite few who are allowed into the game because they are smart enough to play and more than willing to oppress “others” for profit.

Unbeknownst or ignored by our citizens, the US has long operated outside our borders without any adherence to what is US law. This Century since 9/11 we no longer operate according to US law inside our borders. The right to freedom, fair trial and even free speech is no longer guaranteed in the US today. So much press derides “woke” thinking. One thing I know we need to wake up to is that the US as a shining nation in which people can lead free and independent lives is about to sign on a dotted line giving our last power to do so away to outside Sovereign monetary interests.

Wake up people. We are all both male and female. Sexual and Creative force are the same force. Stop allowing media mind games to scramble our creative forces and steal our sovereignty. This is it.

You may think we have no personal power to counter these international moves. We do. Our spending is the system blood flow. Our being in debt is the system harnessing us.

Focus. Believe and use your energy to get out of debt. You do not need most of the material “things” you buy. Moving your money to small community banks and credit unions is also a smart move. If you are active online check out the State Public bank movement: https://ellenbrown.com/

If you want to know more about the value of moving to Community Banks read Catherine Austin Fitts work, Where Would Jesus Bank.


Share widely please. Power to the People.

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Who? What? Where?

Cognitive Dissonance

Look over there. The violent neo-fascists are asking for help against the Russians. Wait what? who’s siding with who? Pay Attention.

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Notes from Prepublication

This was 2007. Needless to say the text ended up being rewritten to eliminate lyric quotes.

Title changed too, obviously. Choosing Honor is definitely better.

I would have never believed back in 2008 when I was racing to publish before the market crashed that the march on into authoritarian consolidation of assets would carry on no matter how much truth was exposed. Hubris on my part. Though, I was so pleased to see Roger Waters standing up recently.

Kudos to this story re: Roger Waters too! This is why his music is so important, because he is. https://ultimateclassicrock.com/roger-waters-the-wall-show-kids/

I recently heard Waters says one must stand up!!!! Pay Attention folks stand up for what you believe in, be willing to lose all and we will gain all. All is all and we, you and I are all. Love and blessings, we can harmonize the world to be the world we want it to be.

Roger Waters 2021 True Harmonic Warrior

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Woke. Authoritarian Front.

This testimonial of events at Evergreen College in Washington State is extremely important on the freedom vs authoritarian rule front. The events at Evergreen pushed a tenured professor, Bret Weinstein, off campus, out of a job and into the public discourse. Weinstein’s loss of a job is indicative of a canary dying in a the coal mine that is freedom in the United States. The thinking that forced Weinstein out of his job is Bernays psychology in insidious form. Group think.

Most insidious is Weinstein’s experience of the difference in meaning behind the use of the word “safespace.” This “doublespeak” embodied in one word is indicative of a very dangerous authoritarian wave of zeitgeist that is driving wild “tribalism” in our society today. Tribalism that ranks on a level of events found in the book Lord of the Flies. This screams to me that Piggy is going to die, and it isn’t the Piggy one would think it will be.

In my humble opinion, if the public as a whole does not evolve into free independent critical thinkers who question authority with truly open eyes awake to changes in our system being forwarded it is going to find itself “fooled again.” How we improve and or destroy the fair equitable lives of all life is on us all and mankind is at a crossroads.

Bret Weinstein Testifies to Congress on The Evergreen State College riots, Free Speech & Safe Spaces

Please listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRIKJCKWla4&t=1s

There is a collectivism at work on the intellectual front in the United States. A collective silencing of alternative thinking for fear of stigma regardless of how learned the thinking is. Weinstein is leading the “intellectual dark-web” awareness and is being censored for daring to do so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1YZkAdn3Ls More Weinstein on this topic:

The thinking at work, Weinstein says, is a “tearing down” ripping society apart without offering solutions. The thinking BLM and the Woke movements are putting forward will not “finish the project” that is the West. We already have the right societal base of values in the focus on liberty in the West. After all the only way to be truly liberated is to address all the issues that infringe on liberty and in so correcting them further the cause of liberty in society. The original call of a liberty movement is to make sure that distribution of opportunity and distribution of resources is fair, you can not have that if free speech is not protected.

Stay aware, pay attention and choose honor.

Honor is standing for the good of all in the face of forces that we do not have control over.

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Ret. US Military Reject President Biden

So hard to tell the Magicians from the Fools these days.

Our Mainstream News Media support the intelligence community, fools or magicians? They are mute on defending Assange or Snowden, two fools who should be revered magicians. Matt Tabbi sums up the press’ failure to speak for the public defense in this recent article: https://taibbi.substack.com/p/reporters-once-challenged-the-spy-a32 Tabbi points out that financial corporations are complicit in working with the press and the Global Intelligence community to expose any radical thinking activists. We are not talking terrorists, we are talking about whistleblowers here.

This week retired military officers have banned together in a letter to President Biden that insists he is endangering our Constitutional Republic. https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/05/12/joe-biden-military-revolt-liz-cheney/ These men are derided as extremists who are defying their mandate to submit to civilian authority. Yet, doesn’t their oath to the rule of law enshrined in the Constitution overrule all authority in the United States? In a right side up United States Assange and Snowden should be revered magicians who saved our freedoms.

The entire year of Covid mandates have over ruled all previous self-sovereignty precedents in our nation and have revealed very disturbing realities about the way our government is operating. https://off-guardian.org/2021/05/11/10-things-we-have-learned-during-the-covid-coup/ Not for the good of we the people so much as the good of the ruling corporate billionaire oligarchs is the M.O. of our government. Not new, but never so blatant before, maybe there just weren’t as many awake citizens last century, this century World War as a solution has failed to materialize. This doesn’t mean the same stakes aren’t on the table.

As long as Assange and Snowden remain in prison and exile the authoritarian oligarchs are winning. Call them any political “ism” you want our government is not operating for the good of free individuals to self realize their own lives. That said, I think free individuals are discovering their own ability to opt out. This writer is coining the phenomenon the “take this job and shove it recession.” https://oftwominds.cloudhostedresources.com/?ref=http%3A%2F%2F321gold.com&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.oftwominds.com%2Fblogmay21%2Fshove-it-recession5-21.html

Trump was the “Fuck you” vote, Biden is the last of the globalist economic hitmen. Proof of Biden’s status is in the millions his son has reaped sitting on the made millionaire boards of countries our corporate oligarchs have co-opted. If you are not familiar with the M.O. of US Economic Hitmen start with John Perkin’s book, Confessions of an Economic Hitman. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessions_of_an_Economic_Hit_Man Can we say that either of these men are standing for the good of all? Trump allowed the murder of Washington Post reporter, Jamal Khashoggi, at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul to go unpunished without comment. So who are the good guys? Who are the magicians, who are the fools?

History has shown us that authoritarian “magicians” always become fools. Authoritarian globalists will lose, they will be unmasked. Let’s just hope it is sooner rather than later. Stay strong, stay free and keep searching for truth. It is out there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWzrABouyeE

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Trolls, Karens and Haters

Oh my. Pay attention=God’s Will. Love. Harmonize. Know. Choose honor, stand for the good of all in the face of the powerless in your sphere of influence. This can be done. Do it and the good you put out will come back with more of the same.

Be the change you want to see in the world!

Somehow I think what is happening today was meant to happen in 2008. Just sayin. We the people are going to have to kick some common sense into the actions on the ground today. Not sure what comes next, but we have a right to a good and decent main street.

How can you act for the good of all in your day? Think on it when you pause.

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American’s Declare

“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,”

To secure the freedom to live free and independently is down to the doctors these days. https://billmoyers.com/episode/the-deep-state-hiding-in-plain-sight/

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February 21, 2014The Deep State Hiding in Plain SightURL: https://billmoyers.com/episode/the-deep-state-hiding-in-plain-sight/

BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company long time insider Mike Lofgren on what he calls the big story of our times – the Deep State.

MIKE LOFGREN: It is, I would say, the red thread that runs through the history of the last three decades. It’s how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the erosion of our civil liberties, and perpetual war.

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BILL MOYERS: Welcome. If you’ve read the espionage novels of John le Carré, you know that no other writer today has so brilliantly evoked the subterranean workings of government, perhaps because he himself was once a British spy. Le Carré has a name for that invisible labyrinth of power. He calls it the “Deep State.” And now an American you’re about to meet in this broadcast has seized on that concept to describe the forces he says are controlling our government, no matter the party in power.

But Mike Lofgren’s no intelligence agent, although he had a top secret security clearance. He’s a numbers man, a Congressional staff member for 28 years with the powerful House and Senate Budget Committees. Over the years, as he crunched those numbers, he realized they didn’t add up. Instead, they led him to America’s own Deep State, where elected and unelected figures collude to protect and serve powerful vested interests.

Mike Lofgren was so disgusted, he not only left Capitol Hill, he left the Republican Party and wrote this book, “The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless and the Middle Class Got Shafted.” Now, at our request, and exclusively for BillMoyers.com, he has written “Anatomy of the Deep State.” You’ll want to read it as soon as we finish this conversation. Mike Lofgren, welcome.

MIKE LOFGREN: Good to be here again, Bill.

BILL MOYERS: This is a difficult subject to talk about. It would be easier if it were a conspiracy you were describing. But that’s not the case, is it?

MIKE LOFGREN: No. I’m not a conspiracy theorist. This is not some cabal that was hatched in the dark of night. This is something that hides in plain sight. It’s something we know about, but we can’t connect the dots, or most people don’t connect the dots. It’s kind of a natural evolution when so much money and political control is at stake in the most powerful country in the world. This has evolved over time.

BILL MOYERS: And you call it the real power in the country.

MIKE LOFGREN: Correct. It is a hybrid of corporate America and the national security state. Everyone knows what the military-industrial complex is, since Eisenhower talked about it in his farewell address.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER: We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or unsought by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.

MIKE LOFGREN: Everyone knows Wall Street and its depredations. Everyone knows how corporate America acts. They’re both about the same thing. They’re both about money, sucking as much money out of the country as they can. And they’re about control, corporate control and political control.

BILL MOYERS: You said this, in your judgment, is the big story of our time.

MIKE LOFGREN: It is the big story of our time. It is, I would say, the red thread that runs through the history of the last three decades. It’s how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the erosion of our civil liberties, and perpetual war.

BILL MOYERS: You write that the “secret and unaccountable Deep State floats freely above the gridlock between both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue is the paradox of American government in the 21st century.”

MIKE LOFGREN: Well, that’s just the thing. The common narrative of the last five years, and on a superficial level it’s right, is that government is broken. It’s dysfunctional. It’s gridlocked. Well, that’s true. And that is the visible the government, the constitutional government we learn about in Civics 101. And it is gridlocked.

But somehow, Obama can go into Libya. He can assassinate US citizens. He can collect all our phone records without a buy or a leave from anyone. He can even bring down a jet carrying a president of a sovereign country without asking anyone’s permission. And no one seems to connect the two, the failure of our visible constitutional state and this other government that operates according to no constitutional rules or any constraint by the governed.

BILL MOYERS: You go on to say, though, that it’s not just the executive branch that is the heart of this, that it’s just one of the several constituencies that make up what you call the Deep State.

MIKE LOFGREN: Well, it’s all the national security functions of the government. It’s the Pentagon. It’s Homeland Security. It’s the State Department. It’s also Treasury because they have a kind of symbiotic relationship with Wall Street.

BILL MOYERS: For one thing, they control the flow of money.

MIKE LOFGREN: Absolutely. That’s why there’s such a flow not only of money, but of personnel between Wall Street and the Treasury Department. There’s other aspects of government. There’s a portion of the judiciary– a small portion of the judiciary, the so-called Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts. Most of Congress doesn’t even know how they operate.

BILL MOYERS: Talk a little more about the nexus, the connection, between the national security state and Wall Street. Because this is a theme that runs through your essay.

MIKE LOFGREN: Do you know that about 30 blocks north of here there is a restaurant that will sell you a truffle for $95,000. Also in New York, Christie’s sold at auction a painting by Francis Bacon for $142 million. Now a parallel situation with the national security state. The NSA spent $1.7 billion to build a facility in Utah that will collect one yottabyte of information. That’s as much information as has ever been written in the history of the world.

It costs $400 by the time the Pentagon finishes paying contractors to haul one gallon of gasoline into Afghanistan. That’s a real extravagant amount of money. In both cases of the national security state and the corporate state, they are sucking money out of the economy.

As our infrastructure collapses, we have a Tinkertoy power grid that goes out every time there’s inclement weather. Tens of millions of people are on food stamps. We incarcerate more people than China, an authoritarian state with four times our population. Does anyone see the disparity between this extravagance for the Deep State and the penury that is being forced on the rest of the country? That isn’t a natural evolution. Something made it happen.

We’re having a situation where the Deep State is essentially out of control, it’s unconstrained. Since 9/11 we have built the equivalent of three Pentagons around the DC metropolitan area, holding defense contractors, intelligence contractors, and government civilians involved in the military-industrial complex. There are over 400,000 contractors, private citizens, who have top-secret security clearances.

BILL MOYERS: And they are heart and soul of the Deep State, as you describe it.

MIKE LOFGREN: Absolutely.

BILL MOYERS: They’re being privatized. Which means the power shifts from accountable officials to unaccountable contractors.

MIKE LOFGREN: About 70 percent of the intelligence budget goes to contracts.

BILL MOYERS: How new is this? I mean, back in 2010, the Washington Post published a stunning investigation of what the editors called “top-secret America” I mean, we have known about this, have we not?

MIKE LOFGREN: Yes, we know about this, but the intelligence functions of the government are too important to outsource in the manner we have. It’s something where absolute discretion is needed and absolute trust that they are not violating civil liberties. And to put this kind of a burden, if you will, on private-contract employees is, I think, become a great disservice.

BILL MOYERS: You say that you came to question this. It took you a while. It was a gradual enlightenment that took place. You were dealing with big numbers and particular details in the budgets that all of these agencies were sending to you when you were on Capitol Hill, right? You were seeing the numbers?

MIKE LOFGREN: Absolutely.

BILL MOYERS: And you– what was happening to the numbers?

MIKE LOFGREN: At the end of 2001 is– we appropriated a lot of money and it didn’t seem to be going to Afghanistan, the approximate source of the 9/11 attacks. It seemed to be going to the Persian Gulf region. And I said, “What’s going on here? Saddam Hussein didn’t bring down the twin towers.” So, the little light went on. And I began to sort of disenchant myself from the normal group think that tends to take over in any organization.

BILL MOYERS: Group think? At some point in your essay, you talk about how groupthink drives the Deep State.

MIKE LOFGREN: It absolutely does, just as it tends to drive any bureaucratic organization.

BILL MOYERS: What do you mean by groupthink?

MIKE LOFGREN: Well, the psychologist Irving Janis called it groupthink. It’s a kind of assimilation of the views of your superiors and your peers. It’s becoming a yes man. And in many respects, it’s an unconscious thing.

BILL MOYERS: Yeah, remember what Upton Sinclair once said “It’s difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on him not understanding it.”

MIKE LOFGREN: That is certainly part of it

BILL MOYERS: You describe Washington as clearly and obviously the headquarters of the Deep State. But talk about some of the others who are in the game.

MIKE LOFGREN: Wall Street is, perhaps, the ultimate backstop to the whole operation. Because they generate so much money that they can provide second careers for a lot of the government operatives. They’re going to make more money than they ever dreamed they would on Wall Street. And I think a good example of that is the most celebrated soldier of the last decade David Petraeus. What did he do when he retired? He went to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, a Wall Street buyout firm with $90 billion in assets under management.

BILL MOYERS: You describe him as a kind of avatar of the Deep State.

MIKE LOFGREN: He is, in a way. Because he now represents both ends of it. We see now our present-day Cincinnatus did not pick up the plow when he lay down the sword.

BILL MOYERS: Cincinnatus was the Roman who left his farm to become a general in the war. When the war was over, he went back to be a farmer. That doesn’t happen today.

MIKE LOFGREN: No, it doesn’t. The vast majority of generals seem to end up on the boards of defense contractors.

BILL MOYERS: Talk a little bit about what you call this strange relationship between Silicon Valley and the government, and how it fits into the Deep State.

MIKE LOFGREN: Well, the National Security Agency could not do what it does, the CIA could not do what it does, without Silicon Valley. Now, Silicon Valley, unlike the defense contractors, mostly sells to private individuals and to companies. It’s not a big government vendor. However, its services are necessary. And de facto, they have become a part of the NSA’s operations. I’m sure the CEOs of some of these companies try to obscure the fact that this has mostly been voluntary for many years.

BILL MOYERS: You mean the surveillance?

MIKE LOFGREN: The surveillance.

BILL MOYERS: The gathering of information of unknowing citizens.

MIKE LOFGREN: Absolutely.

BILL MOYERS: For commercial purposes, though.

MIKE LOFGREN: Precisely. They’ve done it themselves and they’ve assisted the NSA through a FISA court order.

BILL MOYERS: Foreign Intelligence–

MIKE LOFGREN: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. So, this has been going on for quite a while. Yet now, like Inspector Renault, they are “shocked, shocked” to find out. But I think their main shock is that they’re now starting to lose market share in foreign countries.

BILL MOYERS: These moguls, as you call them, pass themselves off as libertarians.

MIKE LOFGREN: Oh, they do. They make a big pretense about being libertarians and believing in the rugged individualism and so forth. But they’ve been every bit as intrusive as the NSA has been, in terms of collecting your data for commercial purposes, rather than so-called national security purposes.

But they’re in it just as heavily as the NSA is. And they somehow manage to get the intellectual property laws rigged so that you are theoretically subject to a fine of up to $500,000 for jail breaking your phone.

BILL MOYERS: Which means?

MIKE LOFGREN: Which means if you don’t like the carrier on your phone that the manufacturer dictates you shall have and you change it without authorization you don’t have the right to something you bought.

BILL MOYERS: Could this symbiotic and actual relationship between Silicon Valley and the government reflecting the Deep State, explain the indulgence Washington has shown Silicon Valley on matters of intellectual property?

MIKE LOFGREN: Absolutely. People no longer necessarily own their property that they buy if they’re buying it from Silicon Valley. They simply have a kind of lease on it.

BILL MOYERS: If, as you write, the ideology of the Deep State is not democrat or republican, not left or right, what is it?

MIKE LOFGREN: It’s an ideology. I just don’t think we’ve named it. It’s a kind of corporatism. Now, the actors in this drama tend to steer clear of social issues. They pretend to be merrily neutral servants of the state, giving the best advice possible on national security or financial matters. But they hold a very deep ideology of the Washington consensus at home, which is deregulation, outsourcing, de-industrialization and financialization. And they believe in American exceptionalism abroad, which is boots on the ground everywhere, it’s our right to meddle everywhere in the world. And the result of that is perpetual war.

BILL MOYERS: And you say it is shadowy and more ill-defined. More ill-defined than what?

MIKE LOFGREN: It’s more ill-defined than simply saying Wall Street or saying the military-industrial complex, or saying Silicon Valley, or the corporations. It’s a symbiosis of all of the above.

BILL MOYERS: Here’s your summing-up quote: “As long as appropriations bills get passed on time, promotion lists get confirmed, black or secret budgets get rubber stamped, special tax subsidies for certain corporations are approved without controversy, as long as too many awkward questions are not asked, the gears of the hybrid state will mesh noiselessly.” Is that the ideology?

MIKE LOFGREN: That is a government within a government that operates off the visible government and operates off the taxpayers. But it doesn’t seem to be constrained in a constitutional sense by the government.

BILL MOYERS: Is there a solution to the way the system works now?

MIKE LOFGREN: I think we’re starting to see some discord in the ideology of the factions that make up the Deep State. We’re seeing Silicon Valley jump ship. They are starting to protest against the NSA. We’re seeing the Tea Party bailing out against the Deep State. They may be wrong on many economic issues. But I don’t think they’re necessarily wrong on this one.

BILL MOYERS: So the public could be growing wise?

MIKE LOFGREN: I think they are. There’s a much more vivid debate going on in the country about surveillance ever since the revelations by Edward Snowden.

BILL MOYERS: Mike Lofgren, thank you very much for being with me.

MIKE LOFGREN: It’s good to be here, Bill.

BILL MOYERS: Thanks to the journalist Lee Fang, we have another revelation into how the Deep State enterprise works. Writing for the Republic Report, a non-partisan, non-profit that investigates money in politics, he takes up that controversial trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership that President Obama is trying to push through Congress with minimum debate and no amendments. Controversial because some of its provisions reportedly enable corporate power to trump representative government, even go around domestic courts and local laws. One is said to prevent governments from enacting safeguards against another bank crisis, another to empower corporations to sue governments for compensation if, say, environmental protections, or regulations on tobacco and drugs interfered with future profits.

Because of the secrecy we don’t know everything that’s in the draft agreement. Senator Elizabeth Warren calls it “a chance for these banks to get something done quietly out of sight that they could not accomplish in a public place with the cameras rolling and the lights on.”

Which brings us to two officials chosen by President Obama to lead those trade negotiations. Lee Fang reports that they received multi-million dollar bonuses as they left giant financial firms to join the government. Bank of America gave this man, Stefan Seelig, more than $9 million in bonus pay as he was nominated to become the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. And this man, Michael Froman, got over $4 million when he left Citigroup to become the current US trade representative. Now, both are no doubt honorable men – they are all honorable men – but when push comes to shove, and the financial interests of huge corporations are on the table, we can only hope they will act as independent men, not faithful servants of the Deep State. But given the secrecy, we may never know.

According to Fang, many large corporations with a strong incentive to influence public policy give executives bonuses and other incentive pay if they take jobs within the government. Among them: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, the Blackstone Group, Fannie Mae, Northern Trust. Citigroup even provides an executive contract that awards additional retirement pay upon leaving to take a “full time high level position with the US government or regulatory body.” I’m not making this up. You get a bigger incentive if you leave Wall Street to go regulate Wall Street. So it is the fox is groomed for the chicken coop, and the Deep State grows fat on its prey.

Coming up on Moyers & Company, a powerful new book breaks the code of “Dog Whistle Politics.”

IAN HANEY LÓPEZ: Dog whistle politics doesn’t come out of animus at all. It doesn’t come out of some desire to hurt minorities. It comes out of a desire to win votes. And in that sense, I want to start using the term strategic racism. It’s racism as a strategy. It’s cold, it’s calculating, it’s considered, it’s the decision to achieve one’s own ends, here winning votes, by stirring racial animosity.

And here’s a hard, difficult truth. Most racists are good people. They’re not sick. They’re not ruled by anger or raw emotion or hatred. They are complicated people reared in complicated societies.

They’re fully capable of generosity, of empathy, of real kindness. But because of the idea systems in which they’re reared, they’re also capable of dehumanizing others and occasionally of brutal violence.

BILL MOYERS: At our website, BillMoyers.com, remember to read the complete text of Mike Lofgren’s essay, “Anatomy of the Deep State,” and then tell us what you think. I’ll see you there and I’ll see you here, next time. © Public Affairs Television, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Riots Are Mind Game Noise

Illustrations from the Albano Waite Tarot@deck reproduced by permission of US Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. Copyright c 1990 by US Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT. Further reproduction prohibited.

The essential consciousness that raises humanity beyond the control of elite oppressors has to do with how we choose to handle ourselves personally. This is not a left or right paradigm of thought, this is a whole human being reality. Today’s corporate elite are killing small independent business, but they have an Achilles heel, they can not survive without the big banks, hence the bailouts when the banks become insolvent. The real power in the hands of humanity has to do with our role in keeping the big banks insolvent/solvent. If we move our money out of the big banks and only do business with community banks and credit unions the bailout parasites will tumble and fall: no amount of government intervention will be able to save them. “Too big to fail” is an elitist idea, people who consciously move their wealth to their communities and stay out of debt have the last laugh. “The humble shall inherit the Earth.” Just sayin’. Stay safe, be smart, move your money out of the big banks and get out of debt.

Peace be with you.

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US Mercenary War Mongers?

What is the United States to become under the rule of an American Businessman with seemingly no regard for anything but making money?  War being the driving engine of the US money making machine.  Veterans for Peace has won out on the “no parade” front for now, but for how long? See the Veterans’ news release

Thwarted in his War ambitions in Afghanistan, Trump’s frustration is eyeing Blackwater as an alternative to the national military.  Officials worry.

Paying attention and using informed discernment has never been more important in U.S. history, if we, the people, do not want to get fooled again.

Teach Your Children WellChoosing Honor


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