Crazy Train

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the Heretick

Crazy, but that’s how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe. it’s not too late
To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing
Life’s a bitter shame
I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train
I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train

“Crazy Train”

[Daisley – Osbourne – Rhoads]

It is very difficult to write about the current state of affairs in the United States of America, let alone the world. I have seen two different blog posts in the past couple of weeks intimating our county may be heading towards some sort of internecine conflict, these people could very well be correct. I will not name these people, there is no point, they are not the only voices sounding some sort of alarm, I would think our government has explored some sort of plan for such a contingency.

The polarization is striking, an election won by electoral vote, an election lost by popular vote; county by county across the country a sea of Republican red, counterbalanced by densely populated enclaves of Democratic blue. Evoking shades of The Hunger Games we have the coasts and the big cities going one way and the vast swathes of flyover country going the other. It would be well to consider a definition of the word “polity”.

From the Wiki – A polity is any kind of political entity. It is a group of people who are collectively united by a self-reflected cohesive force such as identity, who have a capacity to mobilize resources, and are organized by some form of institutionalized hierarchy.

The question becomes, is the USA able to achieve any sort of polity?  Especially when there seems to be so many different versions of identity floating around these days? Group after group with wildly divergent demands clamor for their certain issue, mostly expressed in terms that cloak or obfuscate the reality of whatever it is they are seeking, and more often than not they are answered in terms equally misleading. Maybe a better term would be consensus, a meeting of the minds; or if one wishes to be ominously Marxist, taking the good old dialectic out for a spin around the block, just keep your head down, don’t want to pick up the stray bullet, or two. So, buckle your seat belt, it’s going to be bumpy ride; and do try to keep up, we’re going down the tracks on the Crazy Train, with lives in the balance.

Whose life is it anyway?

Anyone who thinks there aren’t a few racists left is deluding themselves, anyone who ignores the Civil Rights Act is looking for an excuse, either for a fight, for pushing an agenda, or is out of touch with reality, as the broad majority of America really is hoping that equal rights are somehow going to work out. America is not a racist country, we fought a war to end slavery, and we have civil rights codified in law, and most people just want to live and let live.

This being said, let’s get real people. Black Americans have been royally screwed, worse than most other Americans, 50 years of being assured of the vote, of some affirmative action has obviously not “leveled the playing field” (to use a hackneyed phrase that cretins such as our last few Presidents have been fond of using). Matter of fact, if you know any true history, you should know there has never been anything close to this fantasy of fairness in this country, never, ever, not in my lifetime, yours, George Washington’s’, Lincoln’s, nobodies’. If there are some who still buy into the bootstrap bullshit that anybody can make it, you must live in La-La Land, and welcome to it, I prefer reality.

Which brings me to my next point, if Blacks in this country deserve reparations, then so do a lot of white people, because we have all been caught in the same meat grinder. What was slavery, Jim Crow, indentured servitude, tenant farming, child labor, and all the rest of the sickening exploitation about? The motive? Profit, more profit, free labor, dirt cheap labor, all to fatten the bank accounts of the ruling class. This country is so delusional it is maddening, beyond description, we pat ourselves on the back for Emancipation (and it was a good thing) while willfully ignoring the very monster which caused it. Greece was a slave society, as was Rome, our shining models for organized government, it doesn’t stop there, the Egyptians, the Mongols, everybody, don’t kid yourself; and the motive has always been the same, money and power. When the citizens of these various empires started figuring it out, then they found new people to exploit though colonialism, the modern equivalent being the trade deal. Today there are (it is said) five men who own more wealth than half the people in the world, it would be interesting to see a true breakdown of the situation in the US if reliable figures can be found. Who can blame the black youth in the ghetto for striking out? For being angry? I can’t, I may be scared, irritated, but then I stop and think, where can this young man (or woman) find truly gainful employment? It’s not much better for white youths, look around, think about the people working these menial jobs, then think about the gated communities, the mutual funds, the hedge funds. There is obviously some kind of privilege for some, but definitely not for all. Once again, let’s be honest, for every one who does get out, there’s 100 left behind, it’s the nature of the beast, baked in the cake. We have all heard the figures on the income distribution, how is the supposed wonders of the free market working out in practice?

Every group has some gripe about the way this country has fallen out, Native Americans have obviously been marginalized, as have the Mexicans and others further south, and the Asians, all have suffered, including Anglos, and always the same culprit …….. profit.  It would be criminally negligent at this point to fail to point out the failings of various Socialist schemes throughout history, the pogroms, show trials, mass killings, we should know this history if we don’t want to repeat it. We hear all the time about Capitalist failures, same for the Left’s, and what are we left with? A shouting match. With the way things are going? Could be a long hot summer, we need solutions, and we need them now. Can’t you hear that lonely whistle blow? Could be the Midnight Special, maybe not.

It is telling that the pools of the deep blue Democratic vote are located on the coasts, in the big cities, the centers of power, the habitat of the power broker and the Wall Street traitor, excuse me, trader. Oh so sophisticated, advanced, well educated, and very, very, progressive. Of course tyranny has always been sold this way, progress, advancement, railways through Africa, sailing, sailing, over the bounding main. And of course it was always going to be better for the “common” man, the phrase itself harking back to the bad old days of serfdom, lords and ladies, master and slave. Who can forget this little gem “better living through chemistry”?

A headline made its way around the web recently, “Republicans are flirting with class warfare in their healthcare bill”, and one could wonder what is wrong with this statement? It’s true, should be no problem, other than what it leaves out, which is true of most propaganda. For self-righteous smug Democrats, for supposed progressives, to not realize the absolute horror implicit in this statement leaves little hope. Both political parties have not only flirted with class warfare for decades, they have absolutely reveled in it. It was Johnson who sent tens of thousands of troops to their death in Indochina, Clinton bombed, the Bushies had their fun, and I don’t remember Obama vetoing any defense bills, or did I miss something?  And Chelsea works where?

Another good one is the TV advert featuring the young hipster couple complete with pet pig living life “their  way”, walking through the park and winding up with a visit to Fidelity Investments, or some other dealer in people’s lives. They are just being smart, looking out for themselves, everybody’s doing it, it’s socially acceptable. Let’s go back a bit, remember “where can this young man (or woman) find truly gainful employment?” At a fry pit, fast food joint, or the trendy natural food store where you go shopping and the clerk is scraping by on $9 an hour and can barely feed her child that means the absolute world to her. Feel free to substitute your preferred pronoun at this point, and then go delve deeply into your mutual fund or 401K and see what assets are funding your nature trip to experience the wonders of, wherever………………………….

The end, or not…………….

I don’t have to agree, neither do you, but we will all ride out whatever happens in our country, can we agree on that? Want what you want? National health care? Then you will have to deal with the other side, you will have to compromise, you will have to do what benefits the most people, you may have to give up your pet project, that’s politics, that’s getting along. Want justice? Want peace? Then start with economic justice, that is my personal recommendation. Don’t tolerate the free-loaders on the top or bottom, pull together. A whole bunch of these issues would be moot if people had the cash to do what they want with their own lives, or to buy what they need whether it be goods and services. Of course these hot shot executives would get quite the comeuppance, the politicos would lose their cush deals, the MIC may finally have to wind down. We should never forget the opposition. But fer Chrissakes! Could we be just a bit more hypocritical or out of touch?

All Aboooard!!!!!!!!!!

78 Responses to Crazy Train

  1. kulturcritic says:

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  2. Disaffected says:

    The question becomes, is the USA able to achieve any sort of polity?

    I think you hit it on the head right there HT. The polity has been disintegrating for quite some time now, not surprising given our massive wealth inequality and the 24/7 identity politics propaganda we get shoved down our throats now. And the true “beauty” of these methods are that they gradually become the “new normal.” In ten or twenty years time no one alive will remember anything but “anything goes” and “we’re all selfish little capitalist pigs and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.” That’s pretty much the state of affairs now. There’s simply no “USA” like some of us still foolish imagine to be recovered now. That delusion – and in truth it was always a delusion – is long gone now and it’s never coming back. Just as our global capitalist masters always intended it to be. What comes next is hard to say, but I can’t imagine it will be a single political entity, even if just in name. The gulf is simply to wide now. I see North America gradually evolving into something much more like Europe, provided we have enough time left for that anyway. AGW or nuclear war might just put paid to all that too.

    • RON MCCAFFERTY says:

      I think this about sums it up:

      • Disaffected says:

        I’ve heard this soliloquy before, but it sure takes on a new meaning now, doesn’t it? The more you know. Of course he’s wrong clear at the end, but that’s besides the point. The goal is not to make all men equal, but to claim everything for a mere handful – the winners! – and to eliminate everyone else. We’ll see soon enough how that all works out.

        • Disaffected says:

          …because the truth is, the so-called “business elite” Ned Beatty so rhapsodically extols the virtues of here, are no more cohesive as a group in all their greed, than any other. Any true “winner take all” society will never achieve lasting stability until a single solitary winner stands atop the heap of carnage such a mentality will surely produce. Even a relative handful would still be at war with each other all too soon enough. But we seem determined to find that out the hard way nonetheless. Silly humans!

          • Ron McCafferty says:

            Yeah, the ending is just the bullshit they use to sell their plan. The world is too small for even a small bunch of greedy people and everyday that fact becomes more evident.

            • Disaffected says:

              That was a great speech though. Ned Beatty made his bones on that role.

              Wading through Alan Dulles interactions with JFK now. Among other things, I’ve learned:

              Ike had already given the go ahead to murder Congo head of state Patrice Lumumba, who was in the process of throwing colonial Belgium and western corporate capitalists out of the country. Dulles knew Kennedy was pro-African nationalism, so Dulles kept the order under wraps and let him be brutally murdered (extraordinary renditioned) under Kennedy’s watch and then only let it slip out only later.

              Same thing with Bay of Pigs. Ike approved it but Kennedy only tepidly went along with it when he was finally briefed. Dulles knew it would never succeed without US military support on the back end, so he staffed it with some of the CIA’s weakest operatives (including his proposed replacement as Director), provided no personal oversight himself, and then scheduled himself to be out of country on the day it went down (returning just in time to witness the fallout), all in order to either force Kennedy to commit the military 100% or for Kennedy to show himself as weak by letting the operation fail. Of course the latter happened and Dulles lost his job, but Kennedy had his first foreign policy fiasco as a result and of course would literally lose his head a few years later as a result. Great book!

            • Disaffected says:

              … and it was almost certainly Allen Dulles Ike was picturing in his mind’s eye when he gave his infamous parting address warning of the MICC. Although Ike personally approved of every fateful action Dulles would take throughout the 50’s, in the end he was painfully aware (painfully too late) of the monster he created and how Dulles had utterly destroyed his legacy as a post-war statesman. And although Kennedy too was painfully aware of the covert power Dulles and Hoover at FBI wielded in DC, he too naively kept them both on when he took office, fearing too much change too soon would be his undoing. Little did he know, covert plans deep within the CIA were probably already drawn up (at least in Dulles’ and his key minions’ heads) to remove him by whatever means necessary. In short, Kennedy’s plans for an entirely new post-war foreign policy were likely doomed as soon as he revealed them. There was simply NO WAY the old guard that Dulles, Hoover, the Joint Chiefs, etc. represented were EVER going to let any of that happen. A point which almost certainly didn’t even need to be made to LBJ when he was brought in on the conspiracy to kill JFK.

  3. RON MCCAFFERTY says:

    I don’t know how I came upon this, but I thought it was interesting. The way that John Denver spoke goes against everything in the way life is today and how things are governed.

    • Disaffected says:

      I remember it made quite a big splash when his plane crashed. I was still a teenager at the time who bought the standard party line, although I knew even then that I would probably not benefit from it. I immediately thought of Oh God too, before he mentioned it here. Actually, a pretty decent movie. Compare it to HBO’s recent The Young Pope, which was pure bullshit.

    • Disaffected says:

      Great link though, Ron. Denver was decades ahead of his time with these ideas. One very smart and enlightened dude.

  4. Disaffected says:

    Not much time to read The Devil’s Chessboard for the past week, but I am now well into “Chapter 16 – Rome on the Potomac.” Sounds like JFK faced many of the same issues Obama did (or vice versa), although we do know for sure that JFK ran the MICC gauntlet as truly mostly naive optimist, while the evidence strongly supports the idea that Obama was bought and paid for before he ever ran for office, or was at the very least an exceptionally clever opportunist who both knew and was completely comfortable with the art of the deal/lie. Either way, the parallels end there. The book reveals that Kennedy was well aware of the possibility of assassination and discussed it often at official gatherings and especially with Special Assistant Arthur Schlesinger. In short: Kennedy knew full well what he was up against in defying the still nascent MICC, pressed on with pride in spite of that fact, and paid the ultimate price. Obama knew full well what he was up against as well, and chose to either to lie about his true intentions from the start for a price, or succumb to those same pressures after gaining office, no doubt for a price as well. Either way, Kennedy emerges as a true giant of a man who could have made a lasting difference in world affairs had he lived, while Obama emerges as a truly craven little coward who sold the nation and the world for the price of his crown and the paltry legacy of being the first “minority president,” shoes the equally shallow and avaricious social climber Hillary Rodham Clinton was more than willing to fill as well. Want to contemplate the difference between our world of 1960 and our world now, there’s as fine a place to start as any. Forget Donald Trump, who’s little more than an unfortunate sign of our times (albeit STILL a positive step, however small, from what might have been), but JUST IMAGINE what kind of true statesmen we might have had, had Kennedy (and RFK, and MLK, and Malcolm X, and others) been allowed to live and carry out their vision. IMAGINE!

    • Ron McCafferty says:

      Do you think it is possible that John Kennedy’s plane crash was an assassination? He was planning on running for political office and I had read that he was going to go after those still alive who were involved in his father’s assassination.

      • Disaffected says:

        Unlikely from what I’ve read. His had a far simpler explanation: he wasn’t instrument flight rule (IFR) qualified and simply got caught out in dark over the ocean with no visible horizon and flew the plane by the seat of his pants into the drink. It’s a fairly common problem for novice pilots. Kennedy Jr. was likely just trying to show off for his young wife. But you can bet that had he lived and actually begun to stir up too much shit he would have been targeted as well. Although by then, assassinations were mostly out of style for popular first world targets, as so many other, less controversial, means of elimination had been perfected.

        The 50’s and 60’s were a rather unique period in time as well. The military, industrial, and financial centers had yet to morph into the global behemoth they are today, and there was legitimate fear among American capitalists that Soviet communism/socialism might be a legitimate threat to capitalist plans to own the world. They had invested a ton of money and people in WWI and WWII to get to the post-war position they found themselves in, and they were genuinely afraid of losing it all again, especially when the 60’s youth and blacks showed signs of open rebellion. LBJ was given much credit for the Civil Rights Acts he pushed through, but how much of that was due to simply being smart enough to read the tea leaves and avoid opening another front in the cultural wars when capitalism was already under severe fire from all quarters? Of course he totally blew it with Vietnam, but he doubtlessly had no choice in that matter, as I’m sure it was a condition of him being allowed to escape the JFK assassination unscathed. It would also help ensure Nixon’s untimely removal a decade later.

        And although Ike has received much historical credit for warning of the dangers of the MICC in his farewell speech, the sad fact is that it was his administration that allowed the cancer to take root and proliferate in the first place. In all likelihood, it was far too late to do anything about it by the time Kennedy took office, absent mass firings and arrests of key, Dulles level, officials anyway. There’s simply no way the still rather politically naive Kennedy was going to do anything like that, nor is it certain he would have won such a battle had he chose to fight it. To boil it all down: the Bay of Pigs fiasco, coming right out of the box as it did, probably ensured Kennedy’s ultimate fate, even as the housecleaning at CIA, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and a pro-black civil rights stance nailed his coffin lid shut firmly.

        And by the way, guess who sat on the Warren Commission and was so dominant that members openly joked that it should have been named after HIM. Why, none other than Allen W. Dulles, of course!

        • Ron McCafferty says:

          I had read that JFK, Jr. was not IFR qualified. It just seemed to me that he was fairly intelligent and that kind of risk was uncharacteristic.
          Dulles and his like were all implacable in their pursuit of imperial goals and Kennedy stood in their way. Another dirt-bag to come out that cover-up was Arlen Specter with his “magic one bullet”.
          The more I learn of the background goings on behind events in the 60’s the more I understand why I get the willies just driving passed DC.
          As I passed the halfway mark in Overshoot, I am more confident in my belief as to why
          we(I mean they actually) are pushing toward war with Russia. These rapists have gutted the natural resources here and in South America. So, what’s left? A few areas in Muslim territory, Africa and the mother load…..Russia.
          God, I hope these guys aren’t that stupid.

          Correct me if I’m wrong, Sandy.

          But from what I have read, Russian people and soldiers are a bit tougher breed than Americans of today. I work in a high school and I see the kids that are joining the service and they are all about creature comfort. Not to say that Russians aren’t enjoying the latest and greatest or trying to “fit in” (if that is a correct description) but historically they have been portrayed as tough.
          American grit started to die long ago when Baby-boomers began to climb that economic ladder to more stuff and bigger everything. I grew up very poor and had to scrounge, hustle and sometimes steal but that wasn’t the case for many American kids my age.
          I really don’t know what Russia was like for kids my age in the 70’s and 80’s but I would imagine it was not the same as here in the states.

          • kulturcritic says:

            Yes, a HAIR tougher!!

          • Disaffected says:

            Jr’s flight was originally scheduled to land before dusk but they were running late. Being a powerful man who was also likely trying to impress his young wife, he was preconditioned to underestimate the risk, one that many novice pilots underestimate as well. IFR is one of the most critical certs to achieve, and one that even many experienced pilots run afoul of when they suspect they’re having instrument troubles. I’m no pilot, but I used to maintain fighter aircraft flight instruments for the USAF, and I heard stories over and over through the years that resisting the impulse to ignore your instruments and fly by the seat of your pants in the absence of external visual cues is harder than hell to do, no matter how experienced the pilot. This was especially important for fighter pilots because of the speed, low altitudes, and thus cloud cover, they were routinely exposed to.

            As far as a 2017 US war on Russian territory? I think even the Generals are smart enough to be scared shitless about that. Unfortunately, that makes the resort to nukes just all that much more likely, to my mind at least. I think the current calculation is that if they can just topple Putin, then the rest of the country will go along, or at least enough of it that the financial and natural resource rape can commence in earnest. They might be right about that, I don’t know.

        • Disaffected says:

          The whitewash of the JFK assassination was deeply illustrative for the 9-11 perps 40 years later. Both events were fundamentally first and foremost “magic tricks.” [The Archdruid could have been very profound here, but alas, he didn’t support “conspiracy theories,” publicly at least.] And one of the most basic tenants of magic is that the illusion should use the audience’s present beliefs (the more deeply ingrained, the better) against them, making the job of the magician(s) one of simply reinforcing present beliefs and then just being smart enough to get out of the way. The audience in both of these cases (the American people) were deeply preconditioned to believe the fact that American power is inherently good, is exercised by wise and powerful men who are inherently good themselves, and that it’s enemies are all external to the US government (and usually to the US itself). All of this was deeply preconditioned by the state of nearly perpetual war throughout the 20th century and the constant drum beat of first communist and then radical Islamic hysteria we heard everyday from our criminally complicit “free press.”

          The “credibility bar” for both events (the standard of proof to support the standard narrative) was thus set shockingly low before they even began and the perps who directed both events at the highest levels were damn sure smart enough to know it. Had both events existed in a total vacuum (people witnessed the event with their own eyes but had no external propaganda influences to influence their interpretations) the standard interpretation would no doubt (overwhelmingly so) have been that both events were instigated by external malevolent forces and could not even possibly have been caused by malevolent internal forces to the government, because that’s simply not how our inherently good government works! And further (and this is the truly beautiful part!), once wed to their interpretations of the magic show they’ve just witnessed, almost no amount of evidence to the contrary, no matter how compelling, will EVER change their minds about what they saw. The cognitive dissonance (mental pain and confusion) that would cause is simply too great for most people to EVER even consider bearing!

          Thus it is that patently false, completely ridiculous, official narratives for magic events like JFK and 9-11 become so easily locked into the mass consciousness that they’re almost immediately transformed into cultural myth, locked away in the national subconscious, and from there effectively never challenged again. The actual “facts” for both events are now abundantly clear about what actually happened, but the official versions will both remain the overwhelmingly accepted versions in the national consciousness, at least until long after the generations who were directly affected by them are dead and gone.

          • Disaffected says:

            It’s interesting to note that the primary boogeymen for these cultural magic shows were directly aligned with the cultural boogeymen of their times as well. Oswald was of course a Russian sympathizer who had actually tried to defect, with a Russian wife, and who frequented alleged communist sympathizer groups in Dallas and New Orleans, which were actually thinly disguised CIA recruitment groups set up for various and sundry nefarious purposes. Boogeyman: COMMUNISTS! And one of the first signs that 9-11 was a purely synthetic magic show was the finding of the nearly pristine Saudi passports at ground level amidst all the other carnage. Boogeyman: RADICAL SAUDI ISLAMIC TERRORISTS (no doubt associated with Saudi Osama bin Laden, who had already been established throughout the 1990’s as a boogeyman in the national consciousness).

            Both stories were FAR, FAR to good to be true, but of course that’s how magic shows work in the first place! By making the audience willingly suspend their disbelief and become part of the trick, they essentially come to OWN IT! The event becomes not merely something that happened “out there,” but something that they themselves took an active part in by witnessing it. And once they own the belief that the trick was genuine, good luck ever getting them to relinquish it.

            • Ron McCafferty says:

              There are obvious sticking points in the assassinations that took place in the sixties. Loner type, disillusioned nuts with guns (who happen to be pretty good shots, by the way).
              9/11 was so obvious when you watch the towers free fall. If those buildings hadn’t been prepared to fall like that, they would have taken longer to come down and would have created much more damage as they would surely have hit solid portions on the way down and tumbled sideways.
              The passports were ridiculous and our super duper intelligence agencies took what? A day or so to figure out who did it? Like they had all but ceased functioning altogether leading up the tragedy?
              We are looking at an obvious freak show DA. Made up of puppets and no one is following the strings up to the puppet masters.

              • Disaffected says:

                Good points Ron. Videos of the collapse clearly show charges go off on lower floors as the buildings went down. Eye witnesses in the building said they heard numerous explosions before and after the planes hit as well. And of course the rubble pile was so hot for a week or so afterward that they had to continually hose it down. All of which points to the military grade thermite found in the pile briefly (before the debris was prematurely hauled off to avoid its use as evidence of the actual crime), and not jet fuel, which doesn’t burn hot enough or long enough to bring down a steel frame skyscraper. And of course WTC-7 wasn’t hit by a plane or damaged by fire at all, and was the most obvious controlled demolition of all. Such is the nature of magic shows. Willing suspension of disbelief based on the power of suggestion.

                • Ron McCafferty says:

                  The designer and the builders of the WTC towers said that they were built to withstand a direct hit from a jet airplane. You’re right, DA. Watching videos of the building prior to and during the fall you can see little puffs of windows being blown out.
                  You can’t tell me (as I have heard apologists say) that it was gas lines. because when this type of thing happens the gas is one of the first things turned off by emergency crews.
                  There could not have been enough gas left in the building to do that kind of damage.because when the planes hit they surely damaged the lines and any gas left would have been purged quickly upwards.
                  If memory serves me correctly, I remember reading or watching a broadcast about WTC-7 having a floor that was used by NIA or CIA? So I am sure those paranoid freaks would wire that building so that it wouldn’t fall into the hands of the Ruskies (no offense Sandy, to you or your lovely lady).
                  They are going for the gold DA and fuck everyone else. It’s a shame there isn’t a kill switch. Just pull the fucking cord and kick the machine off a cliff. Someone needs to accidentally drop a cup of coffee or a can soda onto their mainframe system. That shit destroys electronics. Sigh! If only it were that easy.

                  • Disaffected says:

                    WTC-7 was chock full of DoD and MICC shit, including the servers for millions (billions?) of dollars of black ops debts that were about to conveniently “disappear.” Can’t remember all the details right off hand, but they’re all out there. There were a ton of people who profited a great deal that day, knowing that the first major synthetic terror of the new century was about to occur. And of course 16 years later, 9-11 continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. It was a pretty brilliant plan!

                    • kulturcritic says:

                      Man, DA.  You  are cruisin for a brusin  from the DoD folks you work with.  BUT I LOVE YOUR STYLE!!

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                    • Disaffected says:

                      Truth wins out!

                  • Disaffected says:

                    Ron,
                    All the WTC buildings had recently undergone major “fireproofing” upgrades, which involved spray coating the steel structural members, provided by one of the corspirator’s firms. I think maybe Marvin Bush’s. It was quite a tangled web for obvious reasons, but the legwork’s all been done. The Corbett Report on YouTube is a good place too start for newcomers.

  5. Disaffected says:

    Another near miss/warning shot for Putin? Hmm…

    In a nod to that possibility — a potential political setback — Mr. Putin, who was in St. Petersburg for the day, emphasized that terrorists were the likely culprits, although he said investigators were exploring various possibilities. He laid flowers at the site of the explosion and went to the local security headquarters to be briefed on the investigation. The last major terrorist attack in a Russian city was in Volgograd in 2013.

    “If somebody announces that it is related to the Russian invasion in Syria, it would be a sensitive scenario for Putin, because the Syria campaign would lose support inside Russia,” said Kirill Rogov, a political analyst, while adding that it was too early to connect the attack to Mr. Putin’s Syria policy with any certainty.

  6. Disaffected says:

    Finishing up the summary of Chapter 16: Rome on the Potomac, the author Talbot revealed no smoking guns or anything of that nature about who killed Kennedy, but there were many striking parallels to what’s occurring now, even as the circumstances are quite different. After Kennedy fired Dulles, only to replace him with Dulles loyalist John McCone, Kennedy, while quite aware of the gossip going around town that the spooks were quite openly up in arms and openly joking about the very real possibility of his own assassination, still naively presumed that they were at least following his lawful orders as the President of the United States. In fact, the exact opposite was happening, right down to the open association of CIA and FBI with anti-Castro American mob figures who were still planning at every turn to kill the popular Cuban leader to recoup the billions of dollars American corporations and the mob had invested in the country in an effort to turn it into a lucrative off-shore east coast pleasure palace to service the needs of wealthy American corporate heads. And as both Kennedy’s and Castro’s popularity grew, open talk began circulating among assorted operatives in those circles that Kennedy would have to go first, in order to enable the political will power to get to Castro. It was almost certainly out of this milieu that the plot to actually murder Kennedy must have emerged, who was actually forced to cancel a trip to Chicago on Nov 2, where he was scheduled to ride in a motorcade to the Army-Navy football game, when yet another assassination conspiracy was uncovered. All of which highlight the tremendous tenacity and political acumen the Cuban leader must have maintained to avoid the same fate as Kennedy throughout his ensuing long life.

    • RON MCCAFFERTY says:

      Was it Cuba’s relationship with Russia that kept it from the same fate as many other countries that capitalism conquered?
      Such a small country that was so close to the US could surely have been overthrown without so much as a blip on the radar screen.
      And if it was the Russians who prevented such a takeover, what was the benefit to them? I find it hard to believe that they were altruistic in their intent. Just to be a stick in the mud to the US?

      • Disaffected says:

        Castro was mostly impartial to the two at first, as he wanted to avoid cold war entanglements altogether, but of course the US interests were having none of that. They had designs for carving up and exploiting Cuba, just as they did for the rest of Central and South America. So Castro logically turned to Russia as a lifeline a sorts, although as we know now, Soviet Russia was never as strong and their imperial ambitions were never as great as they were portrayed to be here in the west.

        But as Kennedy and the rest found out in the Cuban missile crisis, Cuba quickly became a flash point threatening to take the cold war hot. And the point of the cold war was to fight what was essentially a hot war by other means below the public radar. The US was still positioning itself as the “righteous defender of freedom loving peoples everywhere” and all the rest of that propaganda bullshit, so was still (and still is, although growing less and less all the time) reticent about doing anything so politically gauche as an actual invasion, which might undermine support back home, no matter how effective the PR campaign. And of course The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban missile crisis had begun to seriously undermine that support already.

        All of which is why the Dulles crowd had become so seriously irate after Kennedy refused to back them up on the Bay of Pigs invasion. They viewed that afterward as the missed opportunity that led to the unraveling of everything else, viewing Kennedy contemptuously and openly as nothing less than a traitor! Much like today once again, the Dulles crew might have been relatively small overall numerically, but they were deeply committed to their cause and more than willing to commit extreme acts to achieve it. In short, once again, Kennedy was almost certainly doomed as soon as he refused to support the Bay of Pigs invasion, a fact which his subsequent actions only greatly reinforced.

        As to Russia and Cuba, the book doesn’t really go into that. Russia wasn’t really equipped to offer much in the way of capital goods to Cuba and Castro wasn’t much interested in acquiring them, viewing them as little more than corrupting influences for the Cuban people. For a better look into the revolutionary mindset of the time, Google and read up on Castro’s sidekick, the infamous Ernesto Che Guevera (a TRUE Latin American hero!), who was eventually murdered by the CIA, and the deposed Guatemalan leader Jacabo Arbenz, who this book also goes into quite extensively in Chapter 10, and whose entire family (never mind the country itself) the CIA personally destroyed.

        As far as Russia, Cuba was nothing less than a western hemisphere stick in the US’s eye, who was rabidly busy surrounding the USSR with vassal states to the west as part of NATO, and then later to the south in the middle east.

        • Disaffected says:

          Remember, the now infamous domino theory held sway in US doctrine at the time as well, which amounted to little more than a rationale for fighting small battles as if they were existential threats, because losing them would likely set loose a chain of dominoes falling that would lead to the US’s undoing. It was actually little more than cold war paranoia, and was coined by none other than Eisenhower (or more than likely one of his staffers) in a 1954 speech. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-gives-famous-domino-theory-speech
          Used primarily to justify US actions in Vietnam, it was loosely applied everywhere else as well. Hey, why waste a good theory?

    • Disaffected says:

      About Kennedy’s trip to Ireland in June 1963, the book has this to say:

      But if Kennedy’s presidency gave rise to dreams, it also triggered fear and reaction. To the Cold War establishment and other bastions of the old guard, JFK was not a charismatic symbol of change, he was a stark threat. It was clear by this point in his embattled presidency why Kennedy was so enthralled by legends of the Irish martyrs. Their deaths were his own death foretold. As he prepared for his trip to Ireland, Kennedy had come under the spell of an Irish poem about a fallen leader from days of old named Eoghan Ruadh O’Neill, reciting its verses so often in the White House that they stuck in his staff members’ heads. The poem, by the early nineteenth-century Irish patriot and poet Thomas Davis, who himself died young, at age thirty, was a lament for a beloved, assassinated leader, poisoned by the treacherous agents of British villainy.

      Soft as woman’s was your voice, O’Neill! Bright your eye, O! why did you leave us, Eoghan? Why did you die? Your troubles are all over, you’re at rest with God on high, But we’re slaves, and we’re orphans, Eoghan!—why did you die?

      Kennedy’s trip to his ancestral homeland was a celebration, but also a mourning. A melancholy note hovered over the ceremonial events, a sense of past and future loss, even as Kennedy tried to keep spirits high. On his final day in Ireland, while bidding farewell to a crowd in Limerick, Kennedy promised that he would return “in the springtime”—the same promise made by millions of other young Irish men and women as they left their dearest ones for distant shores. Kennedy’s days in Ireland were the happiest of his presidency. “The trip meant more to him than any other in his life,” Jackie wrote to President de Valera after her husband’s death. “I will bring up my children to be as proud of being Irish as he was. . . . Whenever they see anything beautiful or good, they say, ‘That must be Irish.’”

      Talbot, David. The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government (pp. 482-483). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

      So the idea that Kennedy’s rendezvous with fate in Dallas was purely a one-off random event caused by the acts of a single lunatic is, and always was, pure American exceptionlist bullshit, through and through. Kennedy was a marked man and he full well knew it, and to some degree or another even embraced the inevitability of it.

    • Disaffected says:

      Chapter 18: The Big Event lays it out chapter and verse about as well as is possible at this point in time. E. Howard Hunt, one of the Watergate plumbers (and who even tried to shake down ol’ Tricky Dick for money before he went to jail, after participating in his frame up!), is the key missing link.

      • Disaffected says:

        The really knee-slapping part of this story is that after Hunt, one of the CIA’s longest serving and most adept operatives going clear back to Guatemala in 1954, and whose presence in the ham-handed Watergate caper is a dead giveaway that it was a CIA covert op to frame Nixon, goes to Nixon and begs for conscience money to take care of his “poor” family members and those of his men while they’re in jail, what does dumb-ass Nixon do but immediately go to CIA Director Richard Helms and ask for the money ($1M), and then starts throwing around the insinuation that if people start looking too hard at Hunt they might connect the dots all the way back to “the Bay of Pigs thing,” which was interpreted to mean the Kennedy assassination, which Nixon was unwittingly loosely and tangentially associated as well, after making a speech in Dallas the day before the assassination about how far LBJ (a native Texan) had fallen in the wake of Kennedy and insinuating that he’d likely be dropped from the ticket in ’64, which Kennedy had in fact already privately announced to LBJ, and which the still extremely ambitious LBJ was openly seething.

        Talk about stirring up a hornet’s nest! Here the poor sap Nixon probably knew just enough about the JFK job to unofficially connect the dots and evidently nothing at all about the fact that CIA and Hunt had set him up for Watergate, and here he was jumping right out the frying pan and into the fire by making vague Kennedy accusations to the very people who knew the truth about BOTH incidents, and for which HE might very well have ended up in a body bag as well! One can only imagine the tales Helms had to tell about the poor naive Nixon after that, but needless to say, Helms rejected the offer with extreme prejudice, although I imagine CIA eventually took care of their man Hunt in some manner after the fact anyway. But the book did say that they were none too happy with Hunt for dragging Nixon into the mess in such a way, and considered “cutting ties” with him as well. Hunt went on to live a long and relatively happy life afterward, and even made a mostly full confession to the JFK job to his son before dying, which the book goes into at some length as well.

  7. Disaffected says:

    Looks like Trump’s now been compromised as well and the CIA/MICC are safely back in control, so we’ve effectively got HRC in charge again now, although she at least wasn’t so completely unhinged. Bannon also got demoted, which is probably a good thing. Let the wars begin anew!

  8. Disaffected says:

    Back to The Devil’s Chessboard again, the book does a fairly deep dive into the history of Lee Harvey Oswald in Chapter 19: The Fingerprints of Intelligence, much of which is mirrored in Russ Baker’s most excellent work, Family of Secrets, which I’ve discussed at length previously. Oswald was quite a character in and of himself, as was his story of rather stupidly and naively getting mixed up in the cold war between the US and the USSR and of course his final use as a patsy by the CIA. His was a story so far out of the ordinary for his times that you’d honestly swear it had to be fiction. But such were the ways of the world in the aftermath 1960’s in the still within living memory of WWII – THIS is what those of us born in the late 50’s or thereabouts simply don’t fully appreciate – and the lasting effect that had on those still in power. Oswald himself was a prototypical patsy that even members of the Warren Commission, never mind the later Church Commission, found mostly too good to be true, but no doubt at least partly to my magic show explanations above, were allowed to stand.

    But to cut an already too long story short, if you want to be an informed citizen of the 21st century and truly understand what your US government has been up to for all of the 20th and 21st centuries up to this point and why you and I are in the predicament we are in now, here’s where I’d recommend you start:

    1.

    2.

    3.

    4.
    https://www.amazon.com/Peoples-History-United-States/dp/0060838655

    And for extra credit:

    5.

    Propaganda? Allegedly, and in some cases possibly. But of the very best kind, where it is. Propaganda to neutralize the official propaganda to which we’re subjected 24/7 and which stills aims at discovering the truth, rather than cravenly concealing it.

    • Disaffected says:

      And to add briefly: if you read and understand even a fraction of the sources I’ve listed above, you’ll begin to understand how, without understanding any of the specifics of the actual event itself, the event now known as “9-11,” and ALL the political and military carnage that was unleashed in it’s aftermath, was not only plausible, but was indeed inevitable, given the political circumstances that would inevitably emerge in the late 1990’s. And rest assured that with Trump’s apparent re-capture by the US National Security elite, based on his apparent reversal on Syrian policy today, based on an alleged “unacceptable” chemical attack, the sources for which remain unknown (aka almost certainly PROPAGANDA!), that the CIA/MICC full court press is on once again. Believe it or not as you will, but “read it and weep” might be the better warning going forward.

    • Disaffected says:

      Link for People’s History:

  9. Disaffected says:

    And of course, how could I forget:

    • Disaffected says:

      Oh yeah, I watched it at length – at work no less! – while doing other stuff. Very enlightening. I especially appreciated JHK’s no holds barred style. I thought he was the clear “winner” in ideas put forth. Greer was a bit of a rationalist/apologist (with a VERY ANNOYING vocal tic!), Martenson is little more than another capitalist on the take, Morris is a pseudo-intellectual further justifying the status quo, and Orlov, sadly (his site hides behind a pay wall now too), increasingly just seems to be Martenson lite. I hate to tell these guys, but my opinion’s just as informed as there’s, and I’m still doing it for free! Dipshits!

      • Ron McCafferty says:

        I agree, it was enlightening. But I did like Martenson’s eight points on capital which did not require much. I have his complete crash course and he is basically saying that money is not going to work in the future, it will take tangibles like food, skills, tools, etc.
        Greer did throw a jab at Martenson about his “seed money” and Kunstler looked annoyed for most of the show or maybe that’s just his normal state.
        There were some very good points raised by all and I tend to agree with JHK when he said “first it was slowly, then all at once”. If Greer is right and we are say at the early middle part of collapse, once the pinnacle is crossed the downhill side will pick up speed and that is where I disagree with Greer. The chaos in that being stage of the downhill side is going to be bad. With all the points we have discussed before regarding climate change, resource depletion, species extinction and financial collapse, etc, I believe that this shit-storm can hit all at once. Which won’t be pretty and it will leave these kids thinking they are in a movie and the religious believers in disbelief as the butts will still be right in the middle of it.

        • Disaffected says:

          Good points all Ron. The trouble with Martenson’s seed money shtick is that most people already don’t have any. And I’ve never believed that what’s coming is anything you can actually “prepare for,” other than mentally. Simply too many variables involved, and if you look at the third world countries we’ve invaded all these many years, you can see that preparation never worked for anybody there – other than the rich – either. And if Trump is captured by the MICC now, as it definitely appears that he is, all bets are off. We could easily be looking at a major war in the oil producing regions and/or a limited or all out nuclear exchange. And that, as they say, changes everything!

  10. Ron McCafferty says:

    Saw this on Yahoo News this morning:
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-considers-trade-order-could-lead-duties-official-051634733–finance.html

    Wonder what the MICC will throw at him for this move?

    Aircraft carrier headed to Korea? Retaliating against Assad?Time for a song?

  11. Disaffected says:

    Finishing up Devil’s Chessboard now. Chapter 22, The End Game deals with RFK’s aborted run for president and subsequent murder by the same forces who murdered his brother. It was good to be reminded that in the wake of JFK, RFK simply had to be be murdered as well before he attained enough power to overturn the Warren Commission’s findings, which many of the DC power elite were beginning to acknowledge was a joke by that time, and actively pursue his killers. In that sense, and I haven’t yet read far enough to know if the book speculates on this too, an additional motive behind the MLK murder might have been to reinforce the lone-gunmen theories, which had started with JFK, and to muddy the waters of both Kennedy assassinations, by introducing race into the equation as a confounding factor. Whatever the reasons and the motivations, I find myself sickened all over again by the recounting of this whole sordid history, especially with such new and graphic detail added to the mix. I remember listening to the news details of these events as they happened back in the day and listening to my hysteric relatives – who no doubt had no clue whatsoever as to what was really going on – react to them, and I have a newfound appreciation for the entirely dire predicament we’ve found ourselves in ever since.

    Additionally, Nixon, who was in truth always a mistrusted Republican rube outsider, was also on the perimeter of the JFK assassination, with just enough knowledge to potentially be dangerous. After he was set up for Watergate (poor dumb bastard!), it should have come as no surprise that President Jerry Ford, President protemp in the wake of Nixon’s resignation, and one of the more active members of the Warren Commission, immediately pardoned him, all the better to prevent any possibly totally unnecessary and inconvenient investigation . At that point, the coup was complete. All that remained was for the actual participants to grow old and feeble and/or die, which of course they all did. But the die was cast. It should be noted that two of Nixon’s and Ford’s most key and fast-rising staff members who took flight shortly thereafter were none other than Chiefs of Staff Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. The more you know.

    • Ron McCafferty says:

      I just finished reading about the killing of Freddie Hampton and I believe that the lesson learned by future “black leaders” (like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc.)at the hands of the MICC:
      DO NOT UNIFY THE DIFFERENT RACES. Point the finger at the white man and we’ll let you live.
      I feel your pain DA. When you consider the scope of the corruption, manipulation, and the downright evil perpetrated in the name of the US, it would make most anyone sick to their stomach.
      Thanks for the heads-up on Vault 7 release HT.

  12. Disaffected says:

    The synthetic terror events are coming fast and furious now. The force has been disturbed.

  13. Disaffected says:

    Epilogue: After Dulles, James Angleton soldiered on for several more years in the CIA’s counterintelligence department until his gloomy paranoia seemed to threaten the gleaming efficiency of a new espionage era and, in 1975, he was forced to retire. Angleton remained a loyal sentry of the Dulles legacy for many years. He had carried the master’s ashes in a wooden urn at Dulles’s funeral. Their stories had been long entwined, from the days of the Nazi ratlines in Rome through the assassinations of the 1960s. Dulles was Angleton’s revered monarch, and he was Dulles’s ghostly knight. When Angleton’s successors cracked open his legendary safes and vaults, out spilled the sordid secrets of a lifetime of service to Allen Dulles.

    Among the trove of classified documents and exotic souvenirs were two Bushmen bows and some arrows—which the CIA safecrackers wisely tested right away for poison, knowing Angleton’s reputation. The safecracking team was also horrified to find files relating to both Kennedy assassinations and stomach-turning photos taken of Robert Kennedy’s autopsy, which were promptly burned. These, too, were mementoes of Angleton’s years of faithful service to Dulles. But as he crept toward death in 1987, Angleton was less bound by the loyalty oaths of the past, and he began to talk about his career with a surprisingly raw clarity. By then, his lungs were cancer-ridden from a lifetime of incessant smoking, and his sunken cheeks and receding eyes gave him the look of a fallen saint. The Catholic Angleton had always needed to believe in the holiness of his mission. And now, as he faced the final judgment, he felt compelled to make confessions, of sorts, to visiting journalists, including Joseph Trento. What he confessed was this. He had not been serving God, after all, when he followed Allen Dulles. He had been on a satanic quest.

    These were some of James Jesus Angleton’s dying words. He delivered them between fits of calamitous coughing—lung-scraping seizures that still failed to break him of his cigarette habit—and soothing sips of tea. “Fundamentally, the founding fathers of U.S. intelligence were liars,” Angleton told Trento in an emotionless voice. “The better you lied and the more you betrayed, the more likely you would be promoted. . . . Outside of their duplicity, the only thing they had in common was a desire for absolute power. I did things that, in looking back on my life, I regret. But I was part of it and loved being in it.” He invoked the names of the high eminences who had run the CIA in his day—Dulles, Helms, Wisner. These men were “the grand masters,” he said. “If you were in a room with them, you were in a room full of people that you had to believe would deservedly end up in hell.” Angleton took another slow sip from his steaming cup. “I guess I will see them there soon.”

    Talbot, David. The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government (pp. 619-620). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
    .

  14. Disaffected says:

    ISIS?

    With a wave of shocking successes, an Islamic terror organization with the imposing name of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—otherwise known variously as Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), al-Qaeda in Iraq, Islamic State (IS), or, in Arabic, Da’ash—scored shocking military victories in the summer of 2014. Well-armed with the most modern weapons and vehicles, they overtook the strategic city of Mosul and key oil centers in Iraq, including Kirkuk, then swept over the border into Syria as far as the border to Turkey.

    The organization ISIS became a household word when YouTube videos— later forensically proven to have been faked using professional actors—of the alleged beheading of an American journalist, James Foley, created a groundswell for a US-led NATO military action in Iraq and Syria.2 ISIS, later calling itself IS, had been created as a joint project by the CIA and Israeli Mossad to combine psychotic mercenaries posing as Islamic Jihadists, gathered from around the world—Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, even China’s Turkic Xinjiang Province—in what the CIA called Operation Hornet’s Nest.

    When some Israeli journalist experts pointed out that the letters “I-S-I-S” stood for the English name of Mossad— Israeli Secret Intelligence Service—the Jihadis quickly proclaimed over YouTube a new name: Islamic State, or IS in what appeared to be a clumsy coverup attempt.3 ISIS’ self-appointed head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, self-proclaimed “direct descendant” of the Prophet Mohammed, announced he was the (again, self-proclaimed) Caliph of all Muslims worldwide. It was a claim disputed by Islamic scholars and religious leaders worldwide. Al Baghdadi, whose name meant simply, “the one from Baghdad,” and who declared he had directly descended from Mohammed, and his Caliphate were pure CIA and Mossad fabrication, with money from Qatar and other Sunni states including Erdogan’s Turkey, designed to terrify a gullible American public into going to war again in the Middle East.

    A “trusted source” close to the Saudi multi-billionaire and former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said, on condition of anonymity, that the final green light for the war on Iraq and Syria with ISIS was given behind closed doors at the Atlantic Council’s Energy Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, November 22–23, 2013. The Atlantic Council was one of the most influential US think tanks with regard to US and NATO foreign policy and geopolitics. The same source stated that the key coordinator of ISIS, or Da’ash, military actions was US Ambassador to Turkey Francis Riccardione. “As far as I know, nothing moves without Ambassador Riccardione,” the Hariri intimate declared.4 The origins of ISIS could be traced directly back to the Afghan Mujahideen project of the CIA in the 1980s, where CIA-trained assets and a Saudi named Osama bin Laden, along with his Jordanian associate, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, waged the largest CIA covert operation in history to drive the Soviet Army out of Afghanistan and humiliate Russia.

    Engdahl, F. William. The Lost Hegemon: Whom the gods would destroy (Kindle Location 72-93). mine.Books. Kindle Edition.

  15. Disaffected says:

    Hey anyone, has anyone else been unable to access Kunstler.com today? I think they might be suffering a DOS attack.

    More drumbeats fr war today:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/04/11/spicer-hitler-didnt-even-sink-to-using-chemical-weapons-although-he-sent-jews-to-the-holocaust-center/

    This is beginning to get serious!

  16. Disaffected says:

    Watching the full court press on PBS News Hour (an “objective” source!) as we speak. American media has congealed around the big lie once again, and war is almost certainly in our future. I have to admit, resisting this bullshit for most people without a broader information network would be well-nigh impossible. The US MICC is in FULL-ON retaliation mode now, so the next few days should be interesting. If Putin is of a mind to FINALLY draw a line in the sand, things could get interesting VERY QUICKLY!

  17. FIDO says:

    Ok so the Crazy train is here and what I have always known as the perfect storm of death. But, as a disabled man in the system of death, I realize that the death penalty a tool of the system to kill those the system fears or feels are useless eaters. As I have always said, disabled people are the canaries in the coal mine. When we die in massive numbers, the alarm bells should go off in the rest of the population. Right now as we speak, the social security system is going thru its plan to cull the disability population. We are at the point where the crazy train has gone into killer mode. The disabled have always been the most vulnerable population with the least amount of support . In fact, the disabled have the lowest level of education and the highest mortality rate.

    • Disaffected says:

      Good points. That’s how it works. The disabled, the sick, the elderly, the poor, and right on up the class ladder it will go.

  18. Disaffected says:

  19. FIDO says:

    it’s a long way to hell, it’s a long way to hell, it is a long, long way to hell and I’m going down.
    Guys, it’s like this : It’s all rigged and twisted and a big fat lie. Democrats are just as guilty as Republicans. We don’t have much say in the game and it’s still a dammed joke. Pour me some Colorado kool aid and give me a wad of cash to burn and I will see you later, gators.

  20. Ron says:

    Interesting read over at JHK’s site this week. The one thing that stands out to me in his latest blog is about a DNC staffer that was murdered last year. Apparently, he may be the source for the latest Wiki releases? Interesting to note that his murder is yet unsolved and do we know who has his laptop?

    • Disaffected says:

      Rampant skullduggery in ol’ DC these days Ron! The zeitgeist has been (perhaps permanently) disturbed!

      • Disaffected says:

        This is what happens when you fuck with the spooks. They fuck back! HARDER!

        • Ron says:

          Man, when this shit storm hits it’s peak, the working/middle class here is going to go berserk. Self control seems lacking to me and these people own guns and ammo. Unfortunately, they won’t look far enough for who is really to blame and they will pick off the nearest person of color or political difference(read liberal).
          At some point the money has to stop flowing and this glut of cheap oil is not going to last. From what I have read, the last year to year and a half of falling oil prices is due mostly to the fact that fracking wells cannot be capped like conventional wells. So they have to collect this fractured oil asap which is causing a glut.
          By 2019-2020, this glut should be gone and prices will start to rise to new levels of absurdity that the American public may not be able to stomach.
          How good will Trump look then? If he makes it that long.

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