Archive for August, 2011

The only realistic solution to America’s economic woes is for our elected Representatives to actively move our bloated, contumelious Federal government out of our way.  There is no other answer and any politician who says there is should be shunned like an alcoholic thief, blistered and pustulated with predatory bubonic plague.  The Federal government of the United States is too big to succeed.  Our future lies in making it smaller and forcing it to represent we the people, not special interests.  After all, we pay the bills.  We can make “the call” or we can choose to be Sheeple.  Not to choose is to choose Sheepledom for our children.

Any literate politician, journalist, pundit or voter having a shred of common sense, human compassion, decency, integrity and an IQ above 70 or so knows from un-redacted history that freedom, wide spread economic health and a life of abundance are enhanced to the extent government is small and stays out of the people’s way.  To the extent government grows and encroaches on individuals and free markets;  freedom, economic health and any possibility of abundance are subjugated to the collectivist diseases of information manipulation, insider monopolistic control, abusive power, wealth confiscation, wasteful spending, mis-management of resources and outright tyranny all packaged in a pretty wicker basket of false promises, today’s shared sacrifice and tomorrow’s promised picnic to come…but tomorrow never comes.

No nation throughout world history has ever escaped the treacherous tentacles of big government as relates to the diminishment of opportunity, the strangulation of hope, or the outright enslavement of families through taxation, regulation and fiscal mis-management of the people’s confiscated wealth.  The un-informed citizens of the United States have now voted themselves completely and viscerally into the Globalist net of vituperative control and empty promises.  The net can still be cut without bloodshed – but for how long.  Is there any possibility remaining, that as a nation, we might start voting intelligently and in our own well informed interest?

As Mr. Ram Dass once remarked, “If you think you’re free, there’s no escape possible.”

Virtually every socialist country in the 2011 world is bankrupt.  Those not in bankruptcy offer only limited opportunity for their citizenry to hope, dream and work toward a more abundant, fulfilling future.  This, in spite of the fact that the United States, the blood of whose troops is misused as the Globalist private police force, bears the lion’s share of European defense costs.   America, whose common sense dragged her to a slow start, is now leading this de-ranged pack of blind international lemmings over the chaos cliff.  George Soros and friends – the lemming herders, are happy, happy campers betting all day long on which national economy will be dumb enough to win this race as they blindly stumble down the journalism smoothed, home stretch; battered, mislead, exhausted and beaten to proudly and self righteously claim their own feudal serfdom forever.

Power hungry, wealth addicted, Global monopolists have been around since the European caves, but more visibly and aggressively only since 1773, when Mayer Amshel Bauer (Rothschild) and friends founded their One World Government scheme to re-establish world wide feudal serfdom with international central banking as the new Royalty.  Top Globalist strategists “walk softly, but carry a big stick”.  Their foundational base is the internationally inbred, green-blooded families of the Establishment Corporatist Right.  The point of their spear is dumbed-down Marxist collectivism herded by a dictatorial centralized government; craftily sharpened to a fine point by mentally conditioned academics, journalists and character challenged politicians.  The dumb animal to be speared is us.

The numero uno, Globalist weapon of choice, however, is not the bloody spear or even the deadly gun.  Those are just profitable little tools used to control population growth; though they can be used when the occasional nation resists de-educational conditioning.  The preferred Globalist weapon; the one in the velvet case; is always the net.  A net of sticky, glistening web strands, spread so wide and so deep as to be unseen as we foolishly walk right over it, into it – and finally get stuck on it.  The beauty is, that we choose to walk there.  Force is not so common anymore except in special cases.  Today, force has been articulately, though ignorantly, replaced by the skillfully woven net of really bad ideas.  You can catch more fish (or in our case, Sheeple) faster with a net, than with a spear any day of the week.

The Globalist battle net is difficult to see or define as it is woven of seemingly contradictory rhetorical strands, such as international conglomerate monopoly posing as free market capitalism;  collectivization and so-called social justice  through Marxist, communist, socialist, Progressive ideology posturing as equal justice;  fascism masquerading as fairness; democracy (mob rule) in place of Representative Republican government;  and finally – giant, impersonal, unidentifiable, unaccountable, top down, centrally controlled, hybrid government structures, which no individual can possibly deal with.  1600 Watch calls this Corporatism – not to be confused with free market capitalism.  The warp and weave of this multifaceted net makes it possible for any politician, pundit or talking head to take virtually any side of any issue at any time and cast it as though it were absolute truth, though it rarely is.

Corporatism is the governmental hybrid spawned by the intermarriage of unaccountable, big government with enormous, international conglomerate monopolies, which over time are protected and nurtured via so-called government regulation, which the monopolies themselves actually develop and write – not to protect the sheeple, but to eliminate competition, guarantee safe price fixing, privatize profit, socialize risk and losses, if any;  avoid taxation; confiscate tax payer wealth; and to control resources, business cycles and populations through mis-education and distracting entertainment of various kinds.

This is precisely how the Federal legislation/banking/Federal regulation scam that finally blew up in October 2008 functioned to transfer billions in tax payer wealth to the monopoly bank owners , while simultaneously locking in political legislative power.  The banks could not have stolen what they did from we the people without the aid and assistance of government legislation such as the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act and the complicit involvement of government regulators and so-called legislative over sight.  Our own Federally elected Representatives bear more responsibility and guilt in our nation’s economic collapse than the criminal bank owners themselves do.  Each side protects the other and we the sheeple pay for it.  Sheeple call this justice and Washington D.C. will surely hold yet another committee meeting to determine how even more wealth can be stolen from working America.

The Globalist net of delusion and ultimately, our self chosen subjugation, lies in plain site, yet is largely unrecognized as its sticky strands lie deep within the teaching (conditioning actually) of more than 3,000 popular study groups, think tanks and foundations formed by our Globalist mentors and conveniently provided for the de-education and mis-education of our leading and most respected academics, journalists, network news anchors, wanna’ be politicians, prospective national ambassadors, corporate conglomerate CEO’s and, of course, high ranking Federal bureaucrats of both present and future.  We tend to notice only the more obvious and colorful Global arachnid chelicerae (poison fangs) such as The Bilderberg Group, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and the various and sundry Round Tables; and we only think of them in terms of the crazy conspiracy theorist claims, pointing them out to the laughter, derision and condemnation of the conned citizen, typically entrapped deep within the non-thinking net and stubbornly, defensively so.

These silly Globalist groups consistently promote concepts detrimental to individual freedom and small guy prosperity, but they are not in and of themselves a problem or even a threat.  Stupidity is not yet illegal and treason is ignored in 2011.  The Logan Act of 1799 has, to my knowledge, never been enforced.  The problem is us.  We refuse to study history and are persistently un-informed as to the reality of current events;  choosing instead to be conditioned by the sound bites issued endlessly by professors, pundits, news anchors and others, all of whom got their cushy jobs by attending the accepted study group meetings, think tank seminars, etc. so necessary to “club” membership.  The cardinal Globalist rule and mantra is, “Leave your brain at the door – thank you very much.  We will do your thinking for you”!  None of this is a conspiracy, but yes it is certainly a political and economic strategy and to the extent you don’t see that, you are enmeshed in the net.  Sorry!

For the purpose of irritating and annoying diehard Sheeple everywhere,  I will henceforth refer to the Globalist machine in conspiratorial fashion as The Bilderbergs for the remainder of this post.  Just please be reminded that The Bilderbergs, Bohemian Grove, Tavistock, Council on Foriegn Relations, Skull & Bones, Free Masonry and the Illuminati are not a problem whether you believe they exist or not or have influence or not.  The problem is uninformed Sheeple who know not what they do.

So, to wax eloquent in conspiracy language and etiquette, “what the well dressed Bilderbergs want, the Bilderberg Globalists get”;  not because they force anyone, but because they’re smarter, more greedy and nastier than we are and they condition us to support and vote for candidates who have “religiously” attended the proper study groups, think tank seminars and the well funded foundation feed lots stacked to the rafters with Progressive Globalist chow.  If you’re already laughing at me or angry for even bringing up the Bilderbergs, then you are living the most effective strategy they have developed to date – which is invisibility in plain site of ordinary people.  The Bilderbergs are nothing more than common international “Grifters” and those laughing at the very idea of Bilderberg are “The Marks”.  Unfortunately for us, 99,999 of every 100,000 of us are “Marks”.  P. T. Barnum proved it beyond a reasonable doubt and unlike The Sheeple, Bilderberg members and attendees do read history as they also like to make it.

The Bilderbergs as a signatory, named  Globalist group have no power over us, excepting our cattle-like inclination to follow the brain washed pseudo-leaders they so auspiciously and conveniently provide through the extensive study group system.  The United States still holds free elections, but the choices, if you want to call them that, are limited to those candidates whom the Bilderberg-member owned press sell us.  The Bilderbergs know from decades of experience that the Sheeple will vote for the candidate left standing in November with the most money, the most campaign adds, the best smile and the most press support – every time.

True grass roots, independent thinking candidates of the people having actual integrity don’t merely run against their political opponents.   No, no, no!  They must run up a slippery, steep slope of ridicule on a tilted, de-meaning playing field against the impeccably de-educated national and international press corps, which incidentally attend the same thought conditioning study groups, think tank seminars and foundation feed lots the chosen candidates themselves do.  It’s a very simple, well established de-educational system that incrementally stacks the deck against individual freedom and real leadership  with 99.9% certainty.  If you doubt this statement, then wake up and look around you.  We see no fence because our minds have become an impenetrable fence through more than 100-years of Progressive mis-education.

The Establishment Right is the foundational Bilderberg spear.  The Marxist Left is the spearhead of easily controlled centralized government and Progressive education is the poison.  Grass roots funding, political candidates and a little gumption is the cure.  It’s about time we the Sheeple demand THAT OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES AND GOVERNMENT WORK FOR US – NOT AGAINST US.  Maybe then, we won’t be Sheeple anymore?

Denial, denial and more denial.  Then blame, blame and more blame, but two plus two still does not equal one, no matter which Progressive conditioning center, I mean school, may have mentally abused and un-educated you.  Our criminally negligent, Marxist Congress can point their cowardly little fingers at the Tea Party through our sycophant media, thereby blaming them for the downgrade that obviously had to happen, but that doesn’t make it so.

The Tea Party grew out of realizing that our Federal government is broken;  is recklessly spending our money and future  for political gain and the benefit of insider special interests;  is destroying the U.S. dollar (declined 40% since 2001);  is over extending our military families while under protecting our nation;  has driven our industrial / manufacturing base overseas;  has strangled U.S. energy independence;  has forced U.S. energy dependence on the highly unstable Middle East;  is suffocating small business entrepreneurship and jobs;  does an abominable job of negotiating international trade and arms agreements;  is financially damaging other nations by devaluing the world’s “reserve currency”, which must be used by those nations to purchase commodities;  and long story short – legislates not on the basis of sound policy, but on the basis of powerful special interest lobbying.

The primary and singular beneficiaries of our foolish, Federal debt are the private owners of the Federal Reserve Criminal Enterprise.  This greedy, international cartel of elite Fed families are the only winners and have been coercively and dis-ingenuously winning, stealing actually, at our naive national expense since 1913.  Not to endorse a candidate, but Congressman Ron Paul has been the lone voice, courageously crying in the wilderness for more than two decades against the Fed, which is the single most destructive force and murderer of liberty on the planet.  If you consider what the media has conditioned you to believe regarding Mr. Paul, then you may understand that he and his family have paid dearly for his courage and desire to make his fellow citizens free from the death grip of this financial boa constrictor (no offense to boa constrictors).

The Federal Reserve Criminal Enterprise owners, through interlocking directorships and equity control own and therefore do the hiring for nearly every media outlet in the world, including Reuters and Associated Press, not to mention The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, New York Times, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox and all major publishing companies.  (Just so you know who it is that labors mightily to condition your non-thinking on a daily basis.)

The Tea Party has never been and isn’t about Democrats, Independents, Libertarians or Republicans.  The Tea Party is about “we the people”, common sense and individual freedom, which is precisely why both the Establishment Right of the Republican Party and the Marxist Left of the Democrat Party join together in communal hatred of it, our Constitution and every principle upon which the United States was founded.  Here’s one example of what the Tea Party would like to see fixed.  Thank you to whomever put these sludge hammer budget, spending and deficit numbers together.

Our highly unconstitutional overview, 2011 Federal Budget:

U.S. Federal Government Income:  $2,170,000,000
Federal Budget (Spending):  $3,820,000,000,000
New Debt:  $1,650,000,000,000
Total National Debt:  $14,271,000,000,000
Recent Budget Cut:  $38,500,000,000 (about 1% of the annual budget)

Let’s lop 8 zeros off these numbers so it looks like the Hopenchange family budget.

Total Annual Family income:  $21,700
Amount Spent by the Family This Year:  $38,200
New Credit Card Debt:  $16,500
Outstanding Credit Card Balance:  $142,710
Spending amount cut from next year’s proposed budget:  $385

Any adult who cannot grasp the astonishing depravity of this irresponsible spending catastrophe is either an Establishment Right, Federal Reserve pawn or a Marxist Left, Federal Reserve shill.  In either case, their elite, monopolistic enabling infection is likely, not curable.  Most everyone else comprehends simple criminal negligence, voter pandering to the point of fiduciary fraud and special interest driven greed when they see it.  It’s frightening to realize that comatose Progressives have been so lemming conditioned as to believe that the Tea Party, not their own elected Representatives have caused this spending problem.  Standard and Poors based their recent U.S. debt downgrade on “out-of-control” government spending and the near total lack of political will in Washington D.C. to recognize or deal with it.  Nothing else.  Blaming the Tea Party is the same as blaming the 911 caller for the fire.

The above budget numbers are what our House of Representatives spent two impotent weeks discussing behind close doors until they finally hatched a rotten, smelly egg.  Our U.S. Senate under the treasonous leadership of political hack, Harry Reid actually refused to even discuss our national bankruptcy and tabled it without a vote.  I guess that’s the level of leadership you get when you only pay $175k a year with lifetime pension and health care benefits after just one criminal term in elected office.

The reason for the closed doors and our new Super Committee of eunuchs is to prevent the prying eyes and ears of “we the people”  from actually witnessing the colossal level  of political cowardice, special interest benevolence and blind self aggrandizement of our pathetic elected Representatives in violating their oaths of office.  This mind boggling level of corrupt negligence and incompetence would be too frightening for “we the people” to actually behold in action so our Congress and pseudo -President have chosen to shield us from the painful reality of what they are doing to us.

Can you imagine a more hopeless proposal than appointing cowardly, lying political hyenas like John Kerry to be in charge of solving our Federal government’s over-spending problem?  This is like appointing a serial arsonist to be in charge of a group of arsonists to investigate a fire.  The Fire Chief better run and hide because he or she will likely be blamed.  Yet another castrated committee of bought and paid for hacks, preening and stroking each other behind closed doors, is an insult to our intelligence as a nation, an affront to Republican government and has no purpose other than to absolve our treasonous elected Representatives of responsibility for their reprehensible actions.  Want more finger pointing and blame gaming?  This committee will give it to you.  I suggest not bending over.

No nation in world history has, and the United States will certainly not, remain a significant world power by running itself into the financial black hole of socialism with this sort of stupidity and corruption.  To blame the Tea Party for this obstreperous debacle because they at least had the courage to mention the problem is nauseating and despicable;  not to mention a fast downhill track to the financial destruction of American individual freedom.

Our pseudo-President has the bully pulpit and can constructively motivate or not, but it is our House of Representatives that appropriates spending for the United States government – no one else.  If our Federal government believes that 2 + 2 = 1, cannot balance a check book and is spending us into oblivion – it is because our elected Representatives choose to spend us into oblivion.  Period.  Spending is the problem.  Congress is the spender.

If we the people want wasteful, counter-productive, poverty spreading, nanny state programs – fine – as long as we have the money to pay for it.  Borrowing to pay for this highly destructive, nanny state delusion is fiscally insane;  and Standard and Poors, good, bad or otherwise – finally noticed it.

On August 14, 1935 then Progressive, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed The Social Security Act into law.  The first citizen earnings were forcibly taken in 1937.

Why on earth would I call this respected (most media-conditioned non-thinkers would say “necessary”) government entitlement a Ponzi Scheme?

Because that’s simply what it is.  It doesn’t really matter what the FDR Administration had in mind while creating it.  What matters is the fiscal reality and unfortunately the fiscal reality is a ponzi scheme that would put you or I in prison for financial fraud.  Why is it a fraud?  Bear with me because this may be boring.

First of all, the simple Arthur B. Laffer analogy of two farmers.  Mr. Laffer asks us to imagine the United States consisting of two farmers and their government.  No one else.  The first farmer gets benefits such as Social Security and Medicare;  the other gets nothing.  Who pays for farmer number one’s benefits as distributed by the government?  Farmer number two, of course.  Let me add, that the government creates nothing and has nothing other than what it takes from someone – in this case farmer two to give to someone else – say farmer one.  As benefits to farmer one grow;  farmer two eventually runs out of money and isn’t a farmer any more.  Now the perfect Marxist entitlement system is broken.

The government can borrow money or print money to continue farmer one’s benefits, but there is no one to pay the borrowed funds back.  This is not a sustainable government system, yet our Progressive Federal government not only stubbornly insists it is;  but also claims this system to be mandatory for the well being of our citizens.  America today has roughly 313 million citizens, so it takes longer for our equivalent farmer two to run out of money, but our specious Federal government is working very hard on accomplishing exactly that.

Again, I’m not questioning why FDR’s Administration or subsequent Administrations defend this flawed financial concept.  I am going to discuss what “they”, our elected politicians do with our supposed trust fund money.  First of all, Social Security is not an entitlement.  You and I pay our earnings into it every week.  It’s our money, not some gratuitous promise charitably made to the uninformed citizen on behalf of his or her beneficent Federal government.

You’ll hear some say, incorrectly, that Social Security funds were placed into the General Fund in 1968 by the Progressive Lyndon Baines Johnson Administration.  This is not correct.  Accounting procedures were revised and have been in several other instances as well, but all this is just number juggling, good, bad or otherwise.  Factually, The Social Security Act of 1935 stipulates that all monies confiscated (my word) into the fund are only to be invested in securities backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Federal government.  In other words the so-called Social Security trust fund monies are limited to such things as treasury bonds, treasury notes, treasury bills or special government issued bonds.

Basically this amounts to our Federal government confiscating your earnings, then lending that money to itself, after which it can freely spend the money on anything it wants.  Anything might include, but certainly isn’t limited to, building Progressive-dependent voter constituencies by funding food stamps, welfare programs, school lunches, liberal dis-education, State sponsored Progressive media such as NPR and public broadcasting, financially untenable green programs run by well connected insiders, Progressive propaganda art works, cash-for-clunkers, bank bailouts, pro-Marxist union friendly auto company take-overs, foreign aid to benefit various international elite insiders, etc.  It can also be spent on defense, the Postal Service, transportation systems, NASA, etc.  It is because of the re-direction of these funds from purchased treasury securities to General Fund items that people believe Social Security is part of the General Fund similar to Medicare, which it is not.  They are different, though both are pay-as-you-go systems, where nothing is really invested in any viable, sustainable sense.

Here is another explanation for my accusation that the Social Security concept is fraudulent by definition regardless of intent.  A “private” retirement account is voluntarily paid into by employee contributions into named accounts and may be matched to some percentage by the employer also making contributions out of annual profits.  To the extent the employer / employee business is successful at providing goods or services in a profitable manner – both this private business and the resultant retirement fund are self-sustaining.  These private trust fund monies can be invested in government securities, but can also be invested in securities offered by other self sustaining businesses, which are also successfully and profitably providing goods and services in the marketplace.  This system is sustainable in perpetuity because wealth is actually being created by hard work, risk  and capital investment.  The private system is further abetted by the fact that messing with this money will get you prison time.

A fraudulent, pay-as-you-go trust fund such as Social Security is not self sustaining in any way.  Current beneficiaries rely entirely on current contributions as well as the ability of the United States Federal government to repay the principal and interest on the Treasury Securities purchased by the trust fund.  As long as there are sufficiently more pay-as-you-go contributors than there are beneficiaries or as long as the full faith and credit of our Federal government is strong enough for the government to borrow from itself and pay itself back;  the system seems OK and its foundational flaws are not visible.  The obvious limiting factor of course, is that the full faith and credit of the United States government is 100% dependent upon the wealth generating capacity of those same pay-as-you-go businesses and contributors.

Today, we have a factual demographic situation where a baby boomer turns 65 every few seconds.  The pay-as-you-go contribution model is broken.  Current workers cannot sustain it.  When the economy weakens and more and more businesses fail putting more and more workers are out of work; the pay-as-you-go confiscation / contribution system falls short of its mandated burden and can no longer support the burgeoning growth of beneficiaries.

Simultaneously, non-Social Security related, government tax revenues also fall short.  The government now has four choices.  1.  Don’t pay beneficiaries at all or pay them less.  2. Borrow the money to make the mandated payments to beneficiaries, realizing that this borrowed money can only be paid back by printing fiat money or increasing the confiscatory burden on workers.  3.  Print more fiat money to cover the mandated payments and the additional borrowing.  4.  Increase the confiscatory burden on workers who are still working until there is simply nothing left to confiscate.

Any way you examine this Social Security concept;  it is doomed to failure by the two farmer principle.  It’s not a question of if.  It is a question of when.  Backers of Social Security claim that privatizing the trust fund and establishing named accounts that can be assigned to heirs upon passing is too risky.  It is risky indeed, but through privatization a contributor to the system has at least some chance of recovering their investment.  The current Social Security ponzi scheme is a guarantee that your confiscated wages will never be paid back to you in full and certainly not as a profitable, after inflation investment.

In a nutshell, Social Security, regardless its intent, is nothing more than an unaccountable methodology enabling corrupt politicians to build voter constituencies and amass potentially abusive power using your own hard earned wages to do it.  The unconstitutional, unsustainable negatives of the Social Security Slush Fund System heavily outweigh any benefits to “we the people”.  It is in the best interest of the citizens to scrap this outdated idea and do something else that might actually have a future sans the greedy and very sticky fingers of career politicians.

Get the Federal government out of our pockets.