Saturday, March 14, 2015

Unprecedented State Violence In Plain Sight Courtesy Of The State-Propped-Up Medical-Industrial Complex: Reconnecting To Our Humanity Is The Key To Healing Our Bodies, Minds And Connections To All Life

“Peace cannot be kept by force.  It can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

I’m starting off this post with the above quote for a reason.   That reason is the state is at war with humanity.  Now, this post is most specifically about the United States but these collapsing social dynamics are, in some way, happening all around the world.  This post is about widening the perceptions of that war to what is often hidden in plain sight.    I want to clearly state that what comes beyond this opening paragraph is about economics.  The knobs and dials of economics are symptoms or meaningless “data”.   They are not the root causes nor can they be used to forecast economic futures.   Economics is a social phenomena.  It is a manifestation of human behavior.   But economics taught as a social phenomena was destroyed ages ago when it broke away from sociology departments.  This clearly happened because its self-interested academic leadership wished to turn economics into its own discipline of study.   Obviously, this was done for the exaltation of the keepers of the faith (self-interest) rather than any search for truth.   To the contrary, economics today is taught very much as a hard science but it never will be anything close to that.   Which is why most economists are horribly incompetent, institutionalized wards of the state.    If they actually had to study it as a social phenomena and, as a result, understand the human condition driving it, most economists would never would have chosen economics as a “career”.     Because understanding the human condition and social factors affecting it would require economists to actually be human beings.   Rather than looking at the economy and economics logically using knobs, dials, mathematical metrics and data that capture absolutely nothing other than a quantitative number, they would have to understand it qualitatively through the human experience -  emotions, pain, joy, herd behavior, suffering, social conditioning, control, connection, compassion, greed, self-interest, propagandized beliefs, needs, dignity, narcissism, manipulation, extortion, corruption, social hierarchy, exploitation, mutual benefit and the like.   

Economists treat people, connections and community as mathematical units and numbers on a computer screen to be counted in the same way the Nazi bean counters counted people entering their extermination ovens and gas chambers.    That is, without any connection to their humanity or their own higher power or, if you will, their soul.   You think I am kidding?   Look around you.   This is the world created by economists.   They are the state “experts” paraded in front of the public by state actors to tell us how wonderful the economy is and always has been.   Almost to a person they will tell you how the economy is fine or pretty close to it.  Just as they always have, regardless of whether we are in a depression or nearing collapse.   Maybe a few will admit to some minor tweaking issues but beyond that it is a very, very small handful that have any qualitative connection to their humanity and actually speak to truth.   How’s that working out for you?  In fact, how are all of those state experts across a wide spectrum of falsely-created, pseudo-reality working out for you?   The national security experts who recommend spying on you, the military experts who recommend endless war, the global warming experts who wish to take away your rights and tax you to death, the health care experts who shove a massive state-enforced corporate tax down your gullet, the finance experts on Wall Street who enslave you to debt, the corporate experts who enslave you to a meaningless existence of serving wage slavery, money & profit and on and on.   These are the state appointed experts paraded in front of you to steal your rights and your humanity and grant it to the state.   These are some of the greatest dunces and morons in society who are as likely to serve the devil as God-   

Others, as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders (economists fit in here.), serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as they rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the devil, without intending it, as God.   A very few, as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men, serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.-- Henry David Thoreau

Economics as it is taught today could very well disappear as noted over the years on here.  Especially if state, corporate and banking power is neutered or disappears substantially.   Now, let’s get onto some economics.  Some really disturbing economics that gives us a much clearer view of the horror that the state has created in what we call modernity or “civil”ization. 

I have written extensively about the human condition on here.  And, how it is a substantial, if not the only true driver behind this global crisis.   Since I suffer from it, I consider myself an expert.   And that expertise has allowed me to predict more major economic and social outcomes in this cycle than any other source.   And to do so well in advance of anyone else.   A major reason behind those accuracies is the human psyche and the human condition.   This crisis is much, much larger than any state actors have yet recognized.  I would encourage you to read on.   Most people will appreciate this intuitively but some may not have yet coalesced this topic and more into their conscious mind.   That is the intent of this post.   I am headed towards a major post on the topic re violence (and evil) in the series of posts, including this one, I have been putting up since December.   While to be human is to be ignorant and hypocritical, humanity has become wildly ignorant under the nuanced violence of the state; through a control construct attempting to dominate humanity’s emotional and spiritual fate.  What we accept as “normal” under the power of the state is really anything but.   Reality as defined by modernity is often very dystopian and very, very violent.   When we are forced, often unknowingly and ignorantly, under a control system where others take away our internal locus of emotional and spiritual guidance, like hierarchical religion, corporate-forced work, the political class, standing armies, etc., we become disconnected from our humanity.  

Some scientists have actually stated that human intelligence peaked two or three thousand years ago.  Well, I certainly don’t see evidence to support that view.  Mostly because the measures of intelligence that are generally accepted by modern society are very, very flawed.  I mean very flawed.  Did I say flawed?   But I do support the view that humanity is more ignorant (driven by ego, its intent of control and all of its foibles) than ever.    People aren’t born ignorant.  We may become ignorant through a small sample set size of experiences but most often we are made that way for purposes of control.  Whether that is our own intent of controlling our own behavior or being controlled by others like through the all-powerful state.   And nothing is more effective at perpetuating this ignorance than hierarchical control structures.  Part of that is an authoritarian, class-based, corporate-profit-controlled medical-industrial complex that also has the fingerprints of the state and even the military-industrial complex control smeared all over it. 

Let me state I have great respect for people who seek to selflessly help others through medical training.  Although I may not respect much of the ignorance and junk medicine their “educators” and they themselves may often perpetuate.   As I have noted in past posts, Obamacare is almost certainly a bailout for what has, in many ways, become a monster called the medical-industrial complex masking as health care.   In other words, without a state bailout, which is what Obamacare is, this system is ripe for collapse.   In many ways mental health sciences have become a Godless form of junk science that seeks to rationalize endless emotional and spiritual violence against humanity through its own self-deceit for the benefit of personal gain.   The cure rate for just about every type of "mental" illness by supposed medical “science” is statistically close to zero.   While this seems amazing in a world of such supposed scientific advancement, this is the reality.   And this is the true reflection of the state of science in institutionalized mental health.   Can we therefore actually claim this to be science?   More importantly and paradoxically, many of these "illnesses" are created by the same "modern" society that birthed mental health sciences to treat them. 

It is the supposedly "advanced" and "civilized" experiences of modernity that are destabilizing the human condition.  Whether that is modernity's endless emotional, spiritual and physical violence on a mass scale against humanity, or the violent toxicity of the chemical soup we ingest daily due to the “advancement” of modernity around us, or the incredibly violent toxic food that corporations market to us with an intent of profit, or the violent slavery to emotional control constructs like money, debt and wage slavery or the state's endless violent wars on drugs, illiteracy, poverty and humanity, or, or, or.   Modern civilization, created and exalted by the state, has become synonymous with violence.    And rather than actually resolving the endless forms of violence that are so ingrained into modernity, modernity itself (money and profit-controlled societies), through the force of the state, has created a medical “science” we call mental health that has a primary intent of covering up and masking its violence.  This is often done by literally hiding in plain sight the true state of the human condition.   In other words, the state’s answer to its endless destabilizing violence is to create a new medical “science” whose intent is to domesticate and pacify humanity into accepting its endless violence.   This is one of the truly great hypocritical, ignorant and violent paradoxes in human history.    

Rather than listening to what our minds and bodies are telling us so that humanity and society can self-correct or self-regulate what is harming us – which is corporate capitalist society and its inventor, the state itself -  both have worked together to create a mythical science whose intent is to label people who do not conform to or are not able to cope with modernity’s violence as “sick” and treat these supposed sicknesses through legalized drugging, pseudo-scientific hand-waiving and other equally dubious methods that are literally not solving or curing any problems; the human condition is and remains in unprecedented crisis.   And much of medical “science” is only working to perpetuate the sources of our crises and human misery rather than curing anything.   In other words, one of the greatest acts of violence by modernity is the mental health profession itself.   And one of the greatest acts of violence of the mental health profession is the endless for-profit, “legalized” drugging of upwards of 160 million Americans with some type of mind-altering, autonomic nervous system altering or hormone altering addiction (all in some way are mind or emotion-altering) we call pharmaceuticals, administered like candy by medical doctors and mental health professionals under the advisement of profit-driven corporations and state-appointed experts.

Does anyone else see a problem here?   What is wrong with the world that estimates are 7 in 10 prescriptions have an intent of altering our emotional state of being?  And upwards of half of society is drugged up on these legal mind-altering substances?   Additionally, how many more people are self-medicating with addictions to illegal drugs, alcohol, nicotine, shopping addictions, sexual addictions, food addictions and the like?  And how many more are not to the point of addiction but are still self-medicating to some substantial degree?   All because of incredible emotional, spiritual and physical violence and an inability to cope with modernity created by the violence of the state.  

Frankly, while I am not a conspiracy theorist, the reality is the psychiatric, mental health and pharmaceutical fields have been closely tied to human atrocities and human control experiments funded by the state, the CIA, the military-industrial complex, etc.   Does anyone really know how many people in our military are doped up on these drugs needed to turn them into emotionless, robotic killing machines?   Now, why exactly do we have this massive crisis of the human condition?   Whether there is any conspiracy or not, the reality is that the intent of this massive drugging of society is to control the outcome of its violence.  That is, a destabilized human experience.   And that is accomplished by domesticating and pacifying the masses into accepting Godless control systems of violence.    That is why the Soviet Union failed.  And that is also  modern corporate capitalist society and the state.   More importantly, how many state actors – corporate CEOs, Wall Street CEOs, politicians, doctors, psychiatrists, drug company CEOs, etc. do you see raising the issue of this crisis into public awareness?   Well, these groups have economically-benefited from this human crisis in multiple ways so that would be a very interesting form of economic suicide or blackballing.  In other words, to stand against the system would be to experience the wrath of its violence.   And some actually have. 

There are decent and good psychiatrists and medical doctors out there.  But on a whole, the medical-industrial complex has learned very adroitly to delude itself (ego) that it is doing God’s work when in actuality it is breaking all of his laws on so many levels.  I’m not just talking about the mental health profession either.

“Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws.” -- John Adams

Now, let me make a clear point here.  I’m not picking on just doctors as we all are grist in this grinder.   And we are all ignorant and hypocritical on some level to the violence we perpetuate.  Even many of the good and decent doctors, psychiatrists and health care professionals who wish to break free from this system are trapped legally from doing so.   They are often literally forced (violence) to use “state-endorsed” – medical boards, insurance companies, university medical training, state licensing - procedures for treating patients.   This is what happens when society institutionalizes inconclusive, dubious and often outright junk sciences and then enforces doctrine (violence)  through education and then institutionalized practice of that “science”.   (This too is a major theme on here; that much of institutionalized scientific rationalism and much of its junk science is in collapse but those in the system don’t yet recognize it.)   Regardless, the further away we are removed from the consequences of our actions, the more ignorant we are.   i.e., Those at the top of any hierarchical or class-based system are the most ignorant to their own actions and their perpetuation of violence.   But the vast majority of the use of prescription drugs for mental illness are not solving any issues.   They are simply masking the reality of modern corporate capitalist society.  And that is only perpetuating the misery it creates rather than solving some fundamental medical issue.   

Do you want to know how much we have deluded ourselves to reality?  How much reality has been masked over by the medical industrial complex, the drug companies and the state?   There is one way to find out.   If you really want to experience the truth of reality, I propose we end this massive form of violence – the drugging of society into emotionless zombies that are only able to cope with the violence of true reality through an altered mind’s experience.  Then we can see what reality actually looks like.   A reality that exists without mind-altering and mind-numbing substances, addictions and other forms of self-medication that really have a primary intent of controlling. pacifying and domesticating humanity into a state of acceptance of our own misery and the Godlessness of corporate capitalism and the state.   

This isn’t necessarily any kind of conspiracy.   But that we label a substantial majority of the population as “sick” because they cannot cope with modern corporate capitalist society and its effects has very profound implications for the true, unaltered reality of this world.    Can you see that clearly?   In order to assimilate people into the violent Borg of modernity, a substantial majority of people are drugged or are drugging themselves into an altered state of mind.   That is clearly a form of violence and control as opposed to a form of medical “help” as it is presented by narcissism or self-deceit supposedly doing God’s work.  Well, unless one considers altering human perceptions so that the acceptance of violence can continue as a normal course of events while those who cannot acceptance that violence as characterized as sick.  Is this really a form of medical help?  Well, let me answer that with a rhetorical question.   Does a medical professional believe that writing a script for a mind-altering drug to someone in the military suffering from PTSD, depression, shock or anxiety so they can go back into battle a form of help?  Well, they certainly do exactly that.  None of this in any way is curative or solving the fundamental issues of violence but rather simply allowing violence to perpetuate itself far longer and far more broadly than it ever could otherwise by drugging the victim of violence.  That in itself is a form of violence.   It is a form of violence used against the victim so that they can ultimately accept even more violence. 

If we would take away all of these drugs, then all of humanity could actually see the reality of the world around us.   And the state could see very clearly what it has created.   This Godless world created by pathology and evil would erupt into a chaotic madhouse and quickly collapse.   Of course, maybe this truth is becoming clear to everyone, especially those who are “sick”.    The polling numbers, including new record low approval ratings, in support of government in this nation have been in the cellar for nearly thirty years.   And maybe that is why the state is so intent on spying on our every move.  Maybe they realize that drugging us into passivity is having less and less effect (which it clearly is)  so its use of violence must go well beyond what has historically been used for it to maintain its grip on humanity.  Or, maybe the state ignorantly does as pathology always does, simply sees a “problem” that they have usually created, ignorantly might I add, and seek an answer that involves the use of greater force and violence.   Regardless, the reality is without these drugs, addictions and forms of self-medication that the majority of society is engaged in, this control system and the state would collapse.   Or, if one wants to take the flip side of that statement, humanity could focus on fixing the violence that ails modern corporate capitalist society and the human condition rather than shoehorning zombies into a Godless system with all sorts of addiction.    Addictions encouraged by doctors, the mental health profession and the state. 

Not only is the state perpetuating this violence but it is actually profiting from it in countless ways beyond the $350 billion legal drug industry and the untold size of the illegal drug industry in this nation.  That includes the addictions to shopping, eating, drinking and every other imaginable “mental” illness that reflects back upon the violence of the state.  These addictions too are profited from by corporations and the state.   Who benefits from overeating junk food, shopping addictions, alcoholism, debt-binges etc. and ultimately even the illegality of behavior and the imprisonment surrounding these forms of acting out against violence?  That would be corporations and the state.  Is there really any question why the United States has 25% of the world’s prison population and 4% of the human population?  Is it because of American exceptionalism in law enforcement and our legal system?  Ahem.

Now let me say that there certainly are legitimate emotional health benefits that many have achieved through legal drugs and some forms of mental health care.  And those people may have suffered from conditions regardless of whether modern corporate capitalist society existed.   Even if Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs were met and we were a self-actualized and self-realized world.   But pre-modernity man didn’t likely have shopping addictions, drug addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, chronic anxiety, chronic depression, PTSD, sleep disorders.   Mental illness on such a systemic level, or the great masses of people who suffer from emotional instability, are suffering these illnesses because of modern corporate capitalist society and the effects it is having on the obliteration of the individual, the family unit and communities.   Mental health as a profit-driven profession pushing drug addiction has only become necessary, or maybe even desirable to the state, on such a massive level under the violence of the state.   Without the violence of the state, humanity was often able to intuitively understand and appreciate its own experience and learn to self-correct based on feedback from those experiences.  That’s the fundamental basis of eastern philosophies going back thousands of years surrounding spiritual and emotional health.    That’s not easily possible, and frankly is often completely impossible, under a system of state violence.   It is the very existence we are leading that is destroying our psyche.  And that destruction of our mind is leading to the destruction of our bodies as well.   In other words, if you think the economy is great, and your life is great, then in some way you are probably the cause of other people’s mental anguish.  If you believe you are actually doing God’s work in this system, you very well could be pathological and really night want to consider emotional and spiritual help.

There is no greater act of violence than covering up, masking or altering our emotions, responses to and reactions to the experiences around us through the use of mind-altering drugs and other forms of self-medication.    The poor, marginalized, working class and the like experience life at a more profound level of violent reality because they are the basis for exploitation this system, aka modernity, needs to survive.   While the wealthy amuse themselves with their riches, the poor live the opposite side of that transaction.   That is, what the wealthy have gotten their off the backs of the working class’s violent exploitation.   But good and decent people from all aspects of society are living on the edge whether that is the various forms of violence felt by the overachiever or the oppressed, the college graduate or the welfare recipient.   The medical industrial complex has turned humanity into walking zombies from our natural state of emotionally and spiritually self-regulating, self-aware and self-actualized, sentient beings.  And those that benefit are the state, the medical-industrial complex and this class-based system of economic control that have been allowed to perpetuate their violence far longer and far more deeply than ever would have been possible otherwise.   For now.  Reality will ultimately reveal itself and there is nothing that anyone is going to do to stop that from happening. 

The waves of ignorant violence resulting from our actions and deeds ripple far beyond our line of sight and far beyond our ability to grasp.   Class and hierarchy extends those consequences far beyond the ability of any single human mind to appreciate.   So much so that the violence we perpetuate often has consequences for decades and even centuries.   Humanity’s karmic fate in the creation of this moment  happened long ago.  

“To be is to be perceived, and so to know thyself is only possible through the eyes of the other.  The nature of our immortal lives is in the consequences of our words and deeds, that go on and are pushing themselves throughout all time.  Our lives are not our own.  From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”  --  David Mitchell 

The state and its control constructs of capitalism, political parties, communism, fascism, class, corporations, debt, privately created money, mind-altering drugs, chemicals, poisonous food, war, wage slavery, consumerism, capitalist competition (social Darwinism), dehumanizing welfare, and on and on can only be known through the eyes of the other - humanity.   What humanity is unequivocally telling modernity, “civil”ization and the state is that “you” are hurting me, my family and my community and as a result I am unable to cope and that means I am emotionally-unstable, acting out or hurting myself and others.   Their cries of suffering fall upon deaf ears to the state, its inventions of class and hierarchy and its illegitimate authority.  That includes the medical-industrial complex that is turning them into the Walking Dead by drugging them to death.   Of one thing I am certain.    The state may not be listening but I know the universe is and karma is a bitch.

There is only one way to recover from this global crisis of the human condition.   It is to rediscover our humanity and the timeless human values of truth, compassion, equality, mercy, dignity, acceptance, community, respect, justice, love, non-violence, connection and the like.   And that means we no longer seek to perpetuate violence against ourselves, others or any life on the planet.  And the only way that is going to happen is by taking back the power that has been stolen from humanity.   Bad news for the endless violence of the state and modernity as we know it.

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Monday, March 02, 2015

Pope Francis - Money Is The Devil’s Dung

Before I get started, let me say that I have absolutely no problem with any nonviolent religion.   Okay, that’s an oxymoron.   The religions of money and statism or state liberalism are the basis for the vast majority of violence we see in the world today.   So, let me say I have no problem with any local, community-based religion.   I do have a problem with organized, hierarchical religion, including state liberalism and money, and the endlessly delusional self-deceit, ambition and often outright evil that often defines it.   On that note, Pope Francis has turned out to be a very interesting pope.   He has actually said some pretty amazing things for a pope.   Not too amazing for anyone else but amazing for someone who controls a massive bureaucracy of like-minded pinheads.   He has said animals have a soul or Divine life force, and who am I to judge a person’s sexual preference, which places him at the top of the heretic list for much of the existing religious power structure and orthodoxy.   And he has also made note of the greed and the Godlessness in the world’s halls of power today.   That has recently earned him the label of Marxist by those seeking to marginalize dissent and silence any truth. (Although there is ample evidence that the evils of communism are alive and well in the world today.  And btw, Thomas Jefferson was the first to write that corporate capitalism would destroy itself.   Not Marx.  Well, in modern times.   The contradictory god of profit or serving two masters as capitalism requires, has been known for thousands of years.)   The pope responded that caring for the impoverished is not Marxist but rather simply following the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.   By the way, those who believe Jesus of Nazareth was a Marxist or communist are really clueless about Jesus of Nazareth’s true message or communism or both.  Marxism, communism, capitalism, etc are state control systems (violence) reliant on destroying God, individual divinity and human empowerment.   When the pope was called a Marxist, maybe he should have said what Cesar Chavez said when he was called a communist by pathological elements in this country.  Loosely from memory that was, “How can I be a communist when I’m a Catholic?”.    The pathology in this world never likes to be called out for their endless evils.   And mind you, there is more abundance of evil with its jack boot on the neck of humanity than at any time in human history.   Evil can only survive in the shadows but in today’s world, it has stepped into the light.   It has done so for a very specific reason.  Because the control it must use to keep hold of its domination over humanity is now so obtuse it cannot be hidden in the shadows any longer.   And that evil now arrogantly seems to believe it has the ability to do so without any worry for being stopped.    The flip side is that now humanity has the clarity to see evil in the light.  And has the opportunity to stand to account and resist it.    Or not.   You can define evil however you want.  But in its simplest definition – the absence of good - it clearly  does exist.  And its most prevalent form is the state and other hierarchical control systems that enforce the god of money.   As I noted in some detail of a prior post, there is some evidence that the antichrist was the Roman state and more specifically its emperor.   In other words, it is the state and its forced use of money that is the institution of the ego through which evil dominates humanity.    

Pope Francis seems to be a breath of fresh air for an insular, pedantic hierarchical structure like the Vatican.  He seems very genuine and authentic in his service to humanity.   From what I see, I am a big fan.   Not that he is anything more than a man with all of our imperfections.  But that he is truly a compassionate and caring person who is able to rise above his condition in many ways.  ie Truly express his higher power.   He actually is less concerned about formalities, religious dogma and the inanity of the world’s self-important, ambitious, bureaucratic placeholders and more concerned about actually doing good and walking the talk.   But I find it really amazing that he came out and called money the Devil’s Dung and criticized the throwaway culture that exists in the world today.   This pope has to be very careful or he may just reveal the Vatican’s systemic hypocrisy.  That may very well threaten his own personal safety in a world of such madness as I am sure he is well aware.   The disposable society is something I have written about in detail.   In fact, some years ago I penned a post of this title.  And, of course, the possibility of us living through the end of money  has been presented more than a few times on here.  Money is an institution of the ego or of control that is used to dominate humanity.  (You’ll never find the pope’s recent comments on the web site or through the words of any good capitalist Catholics or Christians.  That’s because they mock God by worshipping mammon as their true god. )

“What is the chief end of man?--to get rich. In what way?--dishonestly if we can; honestly if we must. Who is God, the one only and true? Money is God. Gold and Greenbacks and Stock--father, son, and the ghost of same--three persons in one; these are the true and only God, mighty and supreme.” – Mark Twain, The Revised Catechism. 

People have a very hard time visualizing a world without money, and I have not laid out a lot of specifics of what the world would possibly look like without it, but literally every illusion of control created by money would likely disappear.  The changes would be so profound that I don’t know that any single person can wrap their head around it.   There would be no method through which class could extort surplus intellectual talent or physical labor from humanity unless it was outright physical ownership of people aka slavery.  There would be no incentive to ever produce more than you need without outright physical ownership aka slavery.   Thus, there would be no ability to over-consume the planet’s resources without ….   No one would ever work 40 hours or more a week without….   There would be absolutely no incentive to destroy every pristine piece of nature and replace it with capitalism’s endless sprawl without…..    70-90% of the economic activity (which is completely useless) that takes place today would disappear without…..   Corporations as we know them to be profit-driven engines would become extinct without.…   It would be very difficult for the state to wage war without…..   There would be no incentive to distribute illegal drugs.   It would be very, very difficult for power struggles to develop with wholesale numbers of humanity as being enslaved.   The concept of an economy and a career as we know it would probably disappear.   And, most likely the state would lose any reason to exist.   In short, there would be little ability to control humanity unless it was through outright physical subjugation.   Which, by the way, was the original basis for what eventually became the state and its control constructs like capitalism and money.   Those are just a few possible outcomes. 

The reality is money is not needed for anything.  Period.  People have become slaves to intellectual ignorance and laziness.  Once you appreciate this, you can consider what is necessary to create a system of freedom and democracy using money.  Or, moving beyond money.   The only two things needed to produce anything that humanity needs are intellectual capital and labor capital.   In fact, humanity has thrived far longer without money than with it.   Far, far longer.   Egypt didn’t have money.  They built the pyramids that stood as humanity’s greatest achievement for 4,000 years.   What did you build?   In many ways ancient Egypt was just as advanced of a civilization as we are.   In many ways, they were much less ignorant.   Did southern plantation owners need money to produce with slaves?   Around the fringes they did.  They bought and sold goods and slaves but the labor to produce quite abundantly did not involve payment of money. The reality is they actually didn’t need money at all, including around the fringes.   (Capitalism’s division of labor is slavery and was originally created to serve a feudal economic control system.  The southern plantation slavery system used the same division of labor as capitalism.  The end result is the same.  That is, economic slavery or wage slavery controlled by the capitalist class.)  

Could money be used for the common good?  Could money be democratic?   Of course.  But it never has.   Ever.   It may have come close a time or two for very, very short periods of time.   I have written extensively on this topic and laid out very specific examples of how a democratic banking and monetary system would work.   And I will be laying out a major post detailing a complete democratic monetary and banking system at some point.   But we are kidding ourselves to think any structure similar to today would work in supporting democratic money and democratic banking.   Corporate capitalism, private, for-profit banking and the private creation of money are not, have never been and will never be democratic or some virtuous system.   They are systems of state power and control. 

A lot of people have very large blind spots on this topic of money.   They really don’t understand money.   That’s the problem with people who back gold as money.   As a result, most people believe that the disappearance of money is a pipe dream.  But because it is a control construct created by the ego, it will disappear forever some day.  The only question is when.   As I have noted in past posts, in some regards money has already failed very substantially.   2008’s failure of money may have been a precursor of the next wave in this global crisis.  In 2008 a form of money, debt instruments, failed.    There were a small number of firms holding these instruments and no one wanted to trade with them.   Now, if we extend that to today with so few people owning nearly everything, including the massive theft of democracy’s money,  the vast majority of people have so little money that a future unemployment crisis or financial crisis would mean there is no counterparty for those with all of the money to trade with.   If 80% of people have no money, how exactly are the going to trade with those who have stolen all of the money?  They aren’t.  Money becomes useless.   Just like 2008.   This is a very distinct possibility.

Since we have a religious leader coming out and warning about the god of money, I want to end this post with an ancient religious allegory.   The Tower of Babel is one of the most important lessons from ancient history.   I used it before the 2008 collapse to highlight behavior that was going to end in disaster.  That being the profligacy of the oil fiefdoms in the Middle East and the Burj Dubai.  And it did.   (Saudi Arabia is on track to build the world’s largest building that will dwarf the Burj.   This has no intent of serving humanity or any purpose other than self-aggrandizing pathology.  Another sign of impending Saudi doom; a long time theme on here.  What a waste of human intellectual and labor capital, much of which is immigrant economic slavery, that could actually be used to do good in the world.)

Today the Tower of Babel that binds all four corners of the earth into a common language is the universal language of money that we call globalization.   Which is nothing more than code words for neoliberal pillaging and exploiting all of humanity by corporations with one intent.  That intent is to serve the god of mammon.  The common language of the world today talked about in the Babel allegory is the ego-created control construct called money.   And what came next in the Babel story was the destruction of that common language that resulted in the scattering all of humanity to the four corners of the earth.   In other words, the destruction of globalization, the return of economic self-determinism and possibly even the destruction of corporate capitalism and money.  

Never in the history of the world has humanity been so united in such Godlessness or the lack of love and selflessness that is derived from our higher power.   In order for all of society and humanity to serve mammon, one must first destroy God.  And that destruction is nearly universal.   Communism, capitalism, statism (state liberalism) and all other isms require the death of God, religious communities and faith in your own divinity in order to redirect humanity’s power and faith to serving man and his control constructs of class - corporations, mindless consumerism, money, profit and the state.   Never in the history of the world has the disconnected ego and its Godlessness been so all-consuming.

And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”   But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.  And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.  Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”  So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.  Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

The human mind has only two intents; the intent of control and the intent of discovery and truth, or if one prefers the intent of serving the selfless Word of God. (Love) One cannot serve two masters.  There is no way to hold the intent of money or profit (the ego’s intent of control) in the mind at the same time one holds the intent of love, or if you prefer the selfless Word of God, in their heart.   The endless rationalizations and self-deceits of the ego (self-interest) will always win.   Truth will always be destroyed - there literally isn’t a single institution in this country or the world that has not been severely damaged or outright destroyed by the intent of serving money or profit.   

Serving money and profit as a primary intent, as private banking, private money creation and corporate capitalism does,  is the devil’s dung.   One cannot serve money and profit and selflessness at the same time.   How much more clearly does this need to be than what exists in the world today?   (Just a reminder on the topic of money noted on here quite a few times over the years is that we are likely headed to some type of direct trade settlement system involving barter.   Interestingly, well after those remarks were made on here, Russia and Iran announced a massive economic deal based on direct trade settlement and barter.  We shall see what the future holds.)  

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The State Is At War With Humanity (And Other States): Where Enemies Of The American State Disappear …. In Chicago, Illinois And Who Knows Where Else

The common meme that exists today is that banks and corporations have captured our government.   I certainly agree with that.  But technically, banks and corporations are inventions of the state.  So who is capturing whom and for what intent?   The reality is more properly defined as the state has created corporations and private banks to capture humanity.   The entity that has been captured is you.   And the capturer is the state.   One really has to dig deep beyond all of our beliefs to find the truth by asking the question why does the state exist in the first place.   Why do we have this system of class and hierarchy that arbitrarily grants privilege to special class-based  interests who extract surplus value, labor and intellectual ability from humanity to then control us.  Who arrogantly believes it has some higher knowledge necessary to tell us how to live our lives and then ram these beliefs down our throats in the form of arbitrary rules of man in lieu of natural rights granted by our Creator.  (Class and hierarchy are not natural constructs.  They are a right granted by the rule of man, not the rule of law based on natural rights.)   I’m not sure that most people appreciate this but the state exists for one reason.  To perpetuate violence on behalf of state actors.   The state is not self-rule or democracy by any fathomable stretch of the imagination.  Self-rule is local rule.   It is direct democracy at the local level.    The state subverts democracy.   

The reality around the world is that the state is at war with humanity.  And the method through which this war is waged is the centrally-controlled national economy.  The national economy is a war economy.   Look at even Greece, an insignificant nation of 11 million people.  The state through a centrally-controlled national economy ran up nearly $400 billion in economic debts.  This didn’t benefit the citizens of Greece one iota.  It was a form of violence (war) against the people of Greece.  A war waged by the state against its own people.   Each Greek man, woman and child owes these criminals  $35,000 euros.   Each family owes about 2.5x that.  For what?  For the benefit of the state.  (The EU, the ECB, the IMF, Germany and the plutocratic Greek state)    Under the national economy, humanity exists to produce what the state demands, to serve state actors and class through the service (servant) economy and to pay their massive debts of profligacy and massive over-amusement and over-consumption.  

The world is revealing itself more and more every day.   One must consider that the war cycle we are in may turn out to primarily be not a war between states but a war between humanity and the state. (ISIS too is the state -  Islamic State and it is waging war against all of humanity.  Mostly Muslims and other states.  At least so far.)   

The first thoughts that ran through my mind when reading this incredibly damning article about U.S. state violence, the disappearance of American citizens, and possibly even torture of American citizens on American soil, were my remarks over the years of  possible future tribunals in this nation involving treason, war crimes or crimes against humanity. 

Now tell me again, why do I want to take more of my own power and grant it to state liberals like Obama, Bush, Clinton, Cheney, Pelosi, Boehner, etc?  State liberalism is dead.   Be that Republican or Democrat, the choice is a false meme.  Both perpetuate state liberalism that is literally at war with humanity.  

Up until about 40 years ago America maintained some marginal semblance of a duality of an agrarian society of family farms in conjunction with a capitalist society.   During the Great Depression, America was still substantially an agrarian, small community and rural society.    This existence was a reflection of Jeffersonian democracy.  It was not a reflection of corporate capitalism.   And that agrarian, rural and small community existence served local communities and individuals.  It did not serve a Washington-directed and controlled national economy, corporations or the state.  

I’m beating this drum ad nauseam about Jeffersonian democracy on here for a reason.   Jefferson wanted all people to be property owners.  And he wanted the government to give it to them.  Free.   And that didn’t mean collect taxes on that property or enslave people to private bank mortgages so that it could be taken from them when people ran into exogenous, often uncontrollable difficulties.  Most often difficulties created by the state or by corporations.   Jefferson despised private bankers, financiers and corporate bureaucrats.   This is clearly noted in many writings contained in his library.   He saw cities as cesspools of merchant, political and banking thieves.   One must appreciate the mindset of 1776 to understand how profoundly our nation has lost its founding principles through the distortion of corporate state propaganda.   And how prescient many of those men were.    That’s because they lived through the swill, lies, deceit and manipulation of the centrally-controlled British national economy, its corporations, and its private, for-profit bankers in times very, very similar to today.   As noted on here many times, the hidden truth of our history is that our founders were incredibly leery of or outright against any corporate power and any private banks.  Especially those espousing Jeffersonian democratic ideals.   And just like today, the British state, corporations and banks were choking on massive debts and turned to the masses as the wage slaves and debt serfs who were going to pay those debts.  Debts that benefited politicians, the aristocratic landowners, the investor class, private banks and corporations. (the corporate state)    Or, more broadly, those who benefited from the state’s raison d'etre or reason for being – violence. 

Corporate capitalism is an economic control system.    And, it really didn’t coalesce into a completely dominant system of control until the industrial revolution.  Before that, renter capitalism was the only form of capitalist exploitation.   But soon industrial and renter capitalism emerged as complementary control constructs that were much more effective at enslaving humanity.    In the U.S., corporate control didn’t really come to completely dominate society until the late 1970s or early 1980s.  Obviously, the permanent war state created by the National Security Act signed by Harry Truman was influenced heavily by corporations.  Some CEOs, including GEs, outright stated that the National Security State was crucial after the war.  Obviously for their own self-interested reasons.   Reagan really placed the stake in the heart of freedom through many of his policies that really coalesced into a completely authoritarian national economy.   I’ve got some great future posts on exactly how that was accomplished.  

I would suggest people try to increase their aperture and no longer look at capitalism and its dealings through the eyes of the pseudo-science or magician’s hat tricks created by the state that is called economics or any of its endless propaganda.   One should really consider looking at it through the hard sciences of mathematics, engineered control systems, state machines, physics, feedback loops, etc.    In other words, as a human-designed control system.  Most economists don’t think with this type of critical eye.  Which is why just about none of them ever get anything right.   And why people trained (and self-trained) in the liberal arts, sciences and spiritual awareness that teaches people to think for themselves, to think critically and to understand  nuanced complexity, are leaders in understanding what is going on around the world today.   

Any control system with inherently unstable contradictions requires greater and greater force to achieve the desired outcome.   Capitalism is an often contradictory, and severely and inherently unstable control system.   Just like another control system, communism.   It’s popular in the U.S. to laud Reagan for bringing down the Soviet Union.  Reagan or massive U.S. debts he rolled up, had nothing to do with its failure.   Reagan’s domestic policies did have much to do with the failure the U.S. is seeing today.   The Soviet Union collapsed under its own internal contradictions just like capitalism and the corporate state is failing around the world today.  Never in its 500-odd year history has every single capitalist nation endured such systemic crisis as we see today.   Never in its history has interest rates around the world been zero.   Never in its history has there been so much overcapacity in the global capitalist production system.   We are inching ever closer to a massive degree of volatility as this system requires squeezing humanity to the bone to sustain itself.      

Selling mortgages at 10-20x someone’s salary, selling vehicles to people with marginal ability to make a payment, creating ever-more shittier jobs, turning the next estuary into a Wal-mart parking lot, placing more and more people onto welfare, overproducing endless weapons systems, privatizing and stealing public resources, creating greater and greater prison populations, turning mindful, sentient citizens into ignorant, mindless consumers, creating greater and greater forced dependency on the state, greater and greater corporate control over our food and all of our lives, greater and greater advertising or propaganda to keep creating greater and greater destruction of rural and agrarian livelihood, labeling peaceful dissent as terrorism, destroying wages and quality of life through countless metrics, enslaving the population to endless “legal” drugs, running greater and greater deficit spending, greater and greater overt police violence, spying and destruction of our natural rights, turning us all into debt slaves, waging endless economic, political and economic war, endless currency wars of neoliberalism, immigration required for the endless exploitation of cheap labor, attempts to control the internet and freedom of speech, the corporate bailout that is  Obamacare and on and on and on.  These are the necessary greater and greater forces corporate capitalism needs to achieve and maintain control.   Did you get to vote on any of this?  These are the greater and greater forces needed to achieve the desired outcomes of a contradictory, inherently unstable state control system.  

All of these arbitrary and contradictory forms of control are a measure of greater and greater enforced violence needed to maintain a system that has now destabilized to the point that the feedback loop required is incredibly obvious and odious to even a mere child.  The pillaging laws, plundering actions and economic lunacy that this system must dole out through force in order to maintain some semblance of stability are manifestly absurd.  The only people who actually believe everything is a-0kay are the toadies and predators who control this system that are living so far beyond their means or any sustainable reality that even the Romans would have blushed.   

But what we should really appreciate is that without these absurdities and greater control (violence), corporate capitalism would have almost certainly imploded on its own inherent instabilities and contradictions a long time ago.   And so would have the corporate state and the centrally-controlled national economy.   And humanity would be further along in its own evolution, empowerment and democratic determinism.  

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Monday, February 16, 2015

The State’s Invention Of The National Economy As An Act Of Permanent War Against Humanity And All Life

This is a relatively long post.  But if this topic interests you, I would encourage you to read through the end where much of this is pulled together into what is happening today.   I never could have written this post five or ten years ago.  Well, I could have but no one would have taken it seriously.   But how the world has changed in almost the blink of an eye.    By the way, all of these sermonizers are part of the professional class. 

(As discussed on here in the past, Andre Amalrik, the Soviet dissident who predicted the demise of the Soviet Union in the late 1960s noted that the professional class did the bidding of state violence, often against the working class.  And the professional class enriches themselves by doing so.   It would be the working class who would revolt against any injustices because they were the exploited class.   Which is so prescient for what is happening today.  Almarik’s work is still hard to find in the west but it can be found.  I have read it.  When his work was smuggled here soon after being published, the state intelligentsia, political experts and military leadership of the west – all members of the professional class - laughed it off.   To them the Soviet Union was a massive, powerful threat.  But his predicted date of its fall was only a few years off of what actually happened.  And if one really understands what happened in the Soviet Union, it pretty much was in a state of failure by the date he anticipated.  It simply hung on a few years longer through the sheer inertia of its bureaucracy.)

There are countless apologists for this economic control system we call capitalism.   And for the state itself.   Those false paradigms are generally stratified between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S.   They eulogize about a better time gone by and sermonize about a wondrous system that never actually existed any place else except as a figment of their imagination.   Was this system working properly under slavery and indentured servitude?  Or maybe under no labor laws and child labor exploitation that was truly a time of physical economic brutality?  Or maybe during the period of the Robber Barons?  Or how about the cheap, imported labor needed to keep up profits that first started with slavery and indentured servitude and is now the basis for the massive swell of cheap, exploitable labor that both parties support today?   Or how about the decades of fraud that led to the Great Depression?   Maybe it was the two world wars of capitalism?    Or maybe when corporations hired Pinkerton guards to murder workers who got a little uppity and demanded enough money to live on?   Or maybe the times of company towns where workers lived in company-owned slave labor camps and shopped at the company store to ensure every nickel earned was stolen by the corporation?  Remember, capitalism is an invention of the state.  Those times of extreme violence were created and endorsed by the state.   Who gave those private interests dominating power over democracy?  The state.  The institution which invented capitalism.  And by both political parties.   

There was a period of maybe twenty years if you really stretch it that humanity started to gain some modicum of power against the state in the 1950s and 60s but that door was slammed shut by Ronald Reagan.  And his brutal, class-based economic policies are still the basis for U.S. federal economic policies of today.   A legacy of Reagan who deregulated class-based, private-for profit capital and codified the state as the perfect looting mechanism for corporations with the policies of supply-side economics.   The human condition would need to be angelic for this system to actually work as sermonized by the useful idiots who support the anti-democratic, class-based economic tyranny of their masters .   And as noted on here before, we know that isn’t so as the Reagan administration sent 200 of its own employees to prison or into forced resignation for wrongdoing.  Ah, the good ole days.    Capitalism is an invention of the state and the state has murdered 200 million of its own people throughout the last century.   And has subjugated billions more to its power.   Which, by the way, was when national economies really crystallized as any semblance of an agrarian existence was generally  replaced by the state institution of a national economy.    With a national economy, the state now has nearly complete domination over humanity.   With the advent of technology, now the state, and its inventions of capitalism, communism, socialism, private banking and on and on, has complete control (emotional, spiritual and physical violence) over our existence.   And it is this tyranny that is leading us down a path of a dark ages we are starting to see today.   This by a chosen few have their jack boot on the neck of the creativity, individualism and experiences of all people.   This is eerily similar to the Soviet Union’s final days.  Except it’s now global.    

From what I see, most of the people running at the top of this system-politicians, CEOs, bankers, etc. – have no idea what is happening around them.   There is a palpable arrogance within the system.  Why wouldn’t there be?  What has essentially happened since the Reagan administration is that corporations have been given unlimited free money and power.  And they have used that money and power to dominate society for the intent of profit.   There are many esoteric aspects of this and legislation/global monetary decisions that have perpetuated it but we are now coming to a critical moment in the fate of what I would characterize as “national” economies.   This system must resolve itself.   But since politicians and corporate executives ignorantly are unaware of what changes need to be made, and from their perspectives of control the world has never been better, they simply keep making the ultimate crisis even worse.    That is manifest to the untrained eye in the unprecedented power that corporations and politicians appear to have.  And, mind you, that power is all a mirage that will resolve itself.   Control is but an illusion created by the ego.  I have used this concept of illusions or mirages very successfully on here over the last decade to successfully anticipate a large number of substantial outcomes that no one in finance, economics, politics or banking (ie the gatekeepers of corporate capitalism) anticipated.   This is no different.  Math doesn’t lie.  People do.  And they continue to pull out all of the lies they can, be it monetarily, economically or politically, to hold this system together.

For now I want to crystalize some points I have written about extensively regarding this topic.  That is, the state, capitalism and violence.   This will require some understanding on the reader’s part but let me start this post with one overarching statement as is stated in the title of this post.  That is, a national economy or a “state” economy is a parasitic control system which is based on many inherent contradictions or factors leading to ever-increasing instability.   And thus such an unstable control system can only be sustained through greater and greater force (violence) to maintain it.  I have written about this extensively and am not going to rehash it.  But in a nutshell, the further economics strays from localities, the more it doesn’t serve localities, economic determinism, community, the individual or democracy and the more it serves the power of the state and its inventions of control.    This certainly is not just a statement of capitalism.  The Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, the British Empire and the like all practiced differing forms of economic control systems but they all had national economies that served to enrich the state and its chosen, privileged class-based elite.  As history clearly tells us, if you serve the state, the riches can be endless. 

The state must continue to grow a national economy at all costs or lose its very reason for existence.   Because without economic control and the “promise” of jobs and an increasing standard of living for the masses, the consent of the govern will collapse.  Or, in the case of tyrannical societies, where there is no consent of the governed, the ability to control the population would collapse,  turn into a military dictatorship or military puppet government to maintain control.   In some way, shape or form this dynamic is in play in every state around the world today.   Once you understand this, then you understand how banking, corporations, money and other state control structures are used to enforce this control (violence).  Not only within state borders but beyond it.  Because eventually the state’s need for economic growth to maintain control over humanity must extend beyond national borders.   More on this later in this post. 

This is necessary to understand as the basis of why we are in the midst of a war cycle; something I wrote was coming long before the world was embroiled in turmoil.  Because modern day economic control systems are a form of warfare against humanity and between states with one intent.  That is the accumulation of power and wealth by class and hierarchy.   Remember, the state did not originate out of thin air.  It originated with class and hierarchy and their domination over humanity.   Without a national economy and some type of guaranteed employment or economic opportunity needed to domesticate and control the masses, how exactly does the state justify its control?  Looting, stealing, pillaging its citizens on behalf of state-protected class and hierarchy serves what purpose to humanity again? -

“Abraham Lincoln did not cause the death of so many people from a mere love of slaughter, but only to bring about a state of consent that could not otherwise be secured for the government he had undertaken to administer. When a government has once reduced its people to a state of consent – that is, of submission to its will – it can put them to a much better use than to kill them; for it can then plunder them, enslave them, and use them as tools for plundering and enslaving others.” -- Lysander Spooner, abolitionist

This really is a truth that a lot of people have a hard time accepting after so much state-enforced indoctrination, brainwashing and propaganda just about every citizen of the world is exposed to.   And supporting such a system for so long as all of us have, forces us to look into the mirror at a reality that may be exactly the opposite of what we believe.   But as long as people have some modicum of economic personal benefit, they generally avert their eyes from the reality that has always existed.  That is, the state only exists for one reason; to perpetuate violence on behalf of class and hierarchy.  

This concept that the national economy requires greater and greater violence is a very simple concept but if its profundity does not ring true when you read this, I would ask you to read on and spend a few days noodling on our own personal subjugation and ignorance to the truth.   And as I have noted ad nauseam, violence comes in many forms – emotional, spiritual and physical.  Most are hidden from plain sight or dressed in brainwashing, social norms, state and corporate propaganda, etc. Especially in a world where human rights are now accepted as baseline dignities we all expect.  And humanity is supposedly protected by a rule of law rather than the rule of man.   But economic control systems are, in fact, the rule of man over natural rights and basic human dignities.   We don’t accept outright slavery and many other forms of violence any more.  So the violence that exists today is much more esoteric and nuanced.   It’s based on spiritual and emotional violence that is much more sinister.  It’s easier to hide in plain sight through propaganda, brainwashing, etc.  Corporate capitalism is a master of this type of esoteric violence.    With the advent of technology-based tools of control, the modern state makes the propaganda of Hitler and Orwell’s world of 1984 look like mere child’s play.   In the modern world, dare I say no one has any idea who they really are without going through years or decades of emotional and spiritual “recovery” from the endless lies that define our delusional, fear-driven reality.   Nazi Germany would blush at the world that now exists. 

In a very detailed post I noted on here long ago that communism was more accurately an economic control system rather than a political system.  And that it is essentially no different than capitalism.   And I noted the method through which communism died is now eerily similar to today’s global crisis of capitalism as a state-created control system.  With the global reach of fascism that now enslaves the world, capitalism (an institution of the ego) has come home (fascism) to its creator, the state, to die.  And its death appears more and more imminent.   Some people will intuitively appreciate this last statement.  Some will not.  But I will be talking more about it in future posts. 

The impetus for this post was really to share my thoughts on what is and has been unfolding specifically as it pertains to events in Europe today.   So much of what is happening in Europe has been anticipated on here.  And those dynamics are now coming to pass.  Not the least of which are new liberal political parties are sweeping Europe and sacking the status quo; Big L statist liberal parties of Europe.   One of the long time theses on here is that both political parties in this nation will collapse but it will be the Democratic Party that collapses first.   Obama arrogantly noted in the last week or so that a wave of new immigrants in our nation will essentially destroy the Republican Party.  You mean like the wave of immigrants and similar socioeconomic dynamics in Europe that have destroyed the equivalent of the U.S. Democratic Party?  What he ignorantly fails to realize is that no one wants to be enslaved to marginalized handouts and domination by the Democratic Party and the state.  And that this mass immigration he is enforcing for the benefit of his corporate masters and the continuation of 200 years of cheap, imported labor is sealing the fate of his own party’s collapse.  Just as support for slavery, another form of forced immigration for cheap labor that is literally no different than what we see today, destroyed the liberal establishment party in this nation leading up the the Civil War.   Because true liberals at that time knew that the state’s rationalization for its slavery policies, endorsed by Big L state liberals, was really a cover for class and hierarchy exploiting cheap labor in subversion of democracy.  (You might make a mental note after reading the rest of this post to consider what the true cause of the Civil War was.)   Obama is creating his own future crisis and he is ignorant to that very fact.   Maybe not his future personally but the control construct, the Democratic Party, that he now leads.    That’s exactly what is now happening in Europe.  Big L establishment state liberals have completely lost control of the masses and they too have been engaged in mass immigration policies for benefits of corporate power, private banks and the state.   The masses in Europe are now sacking the Big L state liberal parties and demanding their own economic rights that state liberalism has destroyed.   People want to have a democratic voice in their own fate.  Not listen to the arrogance and ignorance of belittling and demeaning Big L state liberalism.   And that is what is sweeping Europe and will eventually sweep the U.S. and possibly lead to the demise of the Democratic Party.   True liberalism is the primacy of humanity and its individual, God-granted rights to the power of the state.   I’m not talking about religious rights either.   An Alabama judge recently tried to defend marriage as a God-given right granted only to men and women.  That’s utter bullshit perpetuated by state liberalism or class-based decisions of privileged state actors trying to dominate and control society.   I’m talking about equal rights that transcends meaningless and superficial differences of sexual orientation, skin color, gender, etc.    The state has no right to tell any person if they can or cannot be married or any other act or right that is granted by natural rights.  

Humanity, in any effort at actualization, does not want to be subjugated to the state by Big L state liberals who want to control the masses.  And to grant political class and hierarchy domination over humanity rather than empowering their primacy to ensure our natural rights and Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.   True liberalism is to restore power to the people taken by the state and its control-based inventions of corporate, banking and monetary power that Obama and European state liberals seek to deny humanity.  Obama, the Democratic Party and similar Big L liberals in Europe are statists.  They believe in the right of power and privilege to enforce upon humanity the method through which we should conduct our lives.   And they do so through the application of state violence.   True liberalism is just the opposite of this type of self-loathing, mental disorder.   It is empowerment of all people to become individually who they are capable of becoming.  Not to use exploitatively through a national economy or class privilege like capitalism or political domination.  But through prosperity created by the individual, self-actualized human mind and the natural constructs of community.  That includes the use of fiat or abundant, locally-determined democratic money, banking and economics.  The self-actualized human mind does not seek to exploit and does not accept exploitation.    Thus it does not support exploitative Republican or Democratic policies.  In a natural state of existence, people don’t want to be on food stamps, welfare or working for $8 an hour.  Nor do they want to dominate people as class and hierarchy of the state, corporations and money interests do today.   These are examples of state violence and indignity enforced by class.   Dignity cannot be bought with a marginal bribe or handout of appeasement.   It can only be achieved through determinism.  The Democratic Party and state liberals in Europe offer no such solutions or empowerment for the masses.  That is why they are now collapsing as I type this.  And that is why I noted long ago this would happen.   Big L state liberals are there simply to defend the power of the state because it enriches them through exploitation, predation and victimization of the masses.

One of the most egregious dynamics emanating from Big L state liberals (Which defines both status quo conservative and liberal parties in all western nations) is the use of debt-based money and debt itself used to control humanity.  Don’t kid yourself.  This is a European invention that the colonies fought to rid themselves of.  It has infected our nation off and on for 200 years -  If we are honest with ourselves, the Revolutionary War was probably lost by Americans within a generation of its passing.  Everything that has happened since has plausibly been a form of greater control needed by this system to perpetuate itself.     And there will never be a way the masses can ever compete with the resources of class in class-based hierarchical systems such as the state.   Class has endless money and influence to buy, bribe, manipulate, distort, proselytize, brainwash and hire armies of self-interested people who will do it for them.  Whether that is politicians, lawyers, corporate bureaucrats, bankers or the masses of useful idiots who create their own victimization in support of class-based control constructs.   How many people in this world work for corporations?   Every single person who does so, mostly unknowingly and ignorantly,  support their own self-victimization by class and hierarchy.  That includes the registered corporations of the Republican and Democratic Parties and those within the masses who support them.   To be human is to be ignorant.   The greater our disconnection from our higher power (ego-driven fear, control, beliefs, etc)  the greater our ignorance.   We live in a world of unprecedented ignorance created by fear-based institutions of the ego that serve class and hierarchy.    And the enablers are politicians, the state, corporations, academia, religious institutions, debt, wage slavery, grubbing for money to stay alive, etc.   

Anyhoo, the issue of debt and debt-based, privately created money is certainly understood by a growing awakening.  But what isn’t well-understood is that debt, debt-based money and private, for-profit banking plays a major role in the topic of property rights.  More broadly, who controls your property or your person.  Are you in charge of your own person?  Or is someone else?  It’s been many years since I have talked about this topic in detail, but in 1776 property and property rights had a much broader and more profound meaning than control of an inanimate object or a parcel of land.  Property in 1776 was also your person.  Maybe primarily your person.   And as part of that, property rights applied to your mind, your intellectual capital, your physical labor, your person and on and on.  To be in control of ones own property was a statement of emotional and physical freedom from state tyranny.    In today’s world, those concepts have been completely lost or drowned out by the criminal class, corporate capitalism and the state.   So, who really owns your property?  Do you?  That is laughable.  Whether it is your home or any other property, the state and its invention of capitalism owns it.   You question that?  Who lays claim to  your property when you don’t pay your taxes (fealty to the state)?  While land is obvious in that question, I’m actually not talking about land.  I’m setting up my point.  

I’m talking about banks and corporations.  Banks and corporations have laid claim to owning your person across every aspect of your being.  That is what debt, debt-based private money, private for-profit banking and corporate personhood rights are.  Industrial corporations seek rent and property ownership of your person through forced overproduction, forced overconsumption and wage slavery.  If you cannot get your hands on money, you literally cannot survive in this system.  So, how do you get money?  There are only two methods.  One is through corporate wage slavery and the other through debt instruments.   Both are examples of ownership of your person.  Or, forced economic slavery.   In order for you to be a member of a state-based society that is based in corporate capitalism, your person and your property are owned, not by you, but by your masters.   Did your Creator not provide you the ability to freely use what he has granted you through the abundance of nature to then turn around and become slaves to the state and its inventions of control called money and corporations?  Did your Creator not grant you the use of land and nature’s resources to live freely in a home?  Then why did the state turn around and then continually charge rent to you for what nature has granted you for free?  Because you are owned.   Your property, being your person, is owned economically by a state-enforced construct called capitalism.  

As noted on here many times, nonfinancial corporations have long ago, meaning hundreds of years, figured out they don’t need to pay people a living wage either.  They simply keep the retained earnings for themselves and for the parasitic renter-capitalist investor-class and then they can loan your earnings back to you through various schemes.  Buying at the company store is enforced through many dynamics.   In other words, economic slavery, usury and graft are not simply practiced by financial firms.  Record corporate profits are achieved by stealing from democracy what is rightfully the property of the people.  Property.  People.  Their person.  Their mind.  Their intellectual capital.  Their labor.  

What is even more insidious is that the state works in conjunction with class-based, private interests to enforce that ownership of your person.  You literally are an economic and debt slave.   And that is legally enforced through state violence that is hiding in plain sight as law not based on your natural rights.   I’m not just talking about credit cards or mortgages or wage slavery, I’m talking about the big nut.   In the U.S., each household is obligated to about $15,000 of federal government debt.  ie, Privately owned debt that the federal government enforces the collection of through fascism.  Debt that is spent on propping up corporate capitalism whether it is the military-industrial complex, the medical-industrial complex, the food-industrial complex, the university-corporate complex, Wall Street, the political class, political parties or countless other examples.    If one looks at working families, or the smaller and smaller number of people paying taxes, and excludes retirees, the working poor, the aristocracy that shields their money and corporations who pay the lowest effective tax rate in this nation’s recorded history, that debt slavery number shoots up substantially.  Depending on how it is measured, each family owes double or even triple that number.   Did you sign up to pay for all of these debts and rent extraction schemes that corporations and banks enslave you to?  Where is your contract?   The state doesn’t need a contract because it owns you.   Just like southern plantation owners.    The issue isn’t just who owns that debt but what did the state buy – corporate capitalist overproduction - to accumulate that debt.   Mind you, this is not a new revelation or invention.  Come on.  Does anyone still not see why the Federal Reserve and the income tax were passed at the same time?   Does anyone still not see why the Revolutionary War was fought to rid ourselves of ownership (property rights), debts and extraction schemes of the king’s corporations and banks?  Does anyone still not see why tens of millions of immigrants poured out of Europe to the United States?   Because of this enslaving dynamic that always has been the state and corporate capitalism for the last 500 or 600 years or since the Renaissance.   Enslaving humanity as human chattel to the state and corporations was the intent all along.  And the ownership of humanity left to pay for its own slavery was the intention.  

As noted on here in the past, we are almost certainly going to see massive changes in property rights.  Massive.  I wouldn’t be too concerned about the state, corporations, banks and the economic ruling class’ theft of all of humanity’s property including our person.  Or their accumulation of so much “wealth” in the form of the state control construct of money.   These are grasps at power that the system needs to survive.  Yet they have become so obtuse, so egregious and so unbalanced that they are clearly a sign of the end times of such domination of humanity and all life on our planet.   Frankly, there is some plausible evidence that not only is humanity rebelling from state domination and its control constructs, but so may be all life on this planet. 

Obama recently expressed sympathy for the Greek position on their debts.  His sympathy was directed exclusively towards debt forgiveness.  Not for economic determinism or a change in the current class-bases, state enforced economic slavery paradigm that can only take place if Greece has its own monetary, banking and locally-centered, democratic economic system.   In fact, Obama has in the past made public remarks in support of the Euro system as it currently exists.   He even went so far as to say that the world needs Britain in the EU.   So his remarks almost certainly are in support of maintaining this system of injustice because he is both a state liberal and because it makes it easier for private, class-based American corporate lords, kings and barons to pillage Europe under one centralized economic system.   It’s sure as hell not because he’s concerned about the misery of the European people.  If he was, then the real unemployment rate of 24% here and the underemployment of tens of millions more would have been affected by six years of his policies.  They haven’t.   Most telling may be that he has never visited an extremely poverty-stricken area in this nation and talked about how to ameliorate the crisis of poverty and economic injustice. 

What is my point in al of this?  Because these control constructs, which are  inventions of a highly stratified, class-based European system that have been with us since the Renaissance or the birth of what would become modern capitalism, are now directly being questioned or challenged by the masses in all of Europe and everywhere else in the world that has been infected with this virus.  Which is, quite frankly, all of humanity.  The entire world has been carved up under this system of violence.  It’s been done by the ownership class.  And they own you and me.   As I have noted on here before, it’s quite possible that all economic belief systems (control constructs) that have been perpetuated since the their birthing of modern western “civilization”  600—odd years ago are going to implode.  They are definitely teetering on the precipice of an illusory perception of control.  But humanity is fast awakening to the truth.  That truth is substantially rooted in the fact that the masses or democracy have all of the power.  And the state/class/hierarchy ownership of our person is something that we have ignorantly supported since the beginning of human civilization with few exceptions. 

Gandhi was once asked what he thought about western civilization (obviously with regards to European oppressors that had effectively stolen most of Africa and much of Asia) and he retorted that would be nice.   We have had two world wars and they both were started in Europe by European states.  There are some people who inaccurately believe all wars are bankers wars or all wars are capitalist wars or whatever.  No.  All wars are created by the state.  And all state wars are based on economic expansion.  Capitalism and banks are created by the state to serve the state’s need for violence that is required for it to maintain control over humanity.   What we are witnessing in Europe today is the outcome of decades of state-created economic violence, or economic war if you will, that is now coming home to roost.

On that note, this crisis rhymes with history in many ways that I have noted over the years.  Comparisons to the Revolutionary War times, the Civil War times, the Soviet Union and on and on.  There are clear examples to cite in many historical contexts when looked at from different perspectives.   In the  three decades leading up to World War I the  powers-that-be had carved up the world for their own economic and political exploitation.  Specifically the powers of Europe.   State inventions of empire, mercantilism and colonialism that were so prevalent before World War I (three more isms representing state violence) are not dead.  They are simply harder to spot today because these wars of capitalism and state aggression are fought through propagandized  “free” trade agreements, propagandized economic unions, free market capitalism propaganda, decades of currency manipulation of comparative slave wage arbitrage and neoliberal advantage and the like.   But the same economic dynamics that led to World War I are unfolding today in Europe and around the world.    Over the last three decades the powers-that-be have carved up the world exactly as happened leading into World War I.   And just like leading up to World War I the powers-that-be are now fearful of losing their ill-gotten pillaging and economic gains and thus are fomenting public anger and forming like-minded alliances with other states.  These alliances are generally developed along the lines of who is best going to help the state keep what it has stolen.   Now to appreciate this, one must again not just understand that the state has spent the last handful of decades carving up the world politically and economically, but the state must continue to grow their own domestic economies and continued global pillaging is the only mechanism through which that control construct can maintain itself.  So, what is at stake are not  only the ill-gotten gains that class and hierarchy has stolen through the state, but what is maybe even more importantly at stake is the social unrest that lack of economic opportunity would create.  And thus threaten the state.  Debt schmet.  I have noted on here debt isn’t real and isn’t the real problem.  Show me a debt.  Can you point to it?   It’s a myth.  A control construct created through fear, an illusory construct of the ego, that can easily be wiped away.  The real issue today I have written about on here is social unrest.  And that is the primary reason states are now posturing around the world.   Because social unrest collapses the state’s ability to control the masses and keep what it has stolen.  So, not only will it use economic war as it has for centuries but it will go to actual war to defend that control.  Again as it has done for centuries.    You work to enrich the state and those it protects.  You are their slaves.  Without you, they would have nothing.   Without you they could not wage war of any kind, be it economic or military.   They steal your work and your intellectual abilities.   This is what hierarchy and class does.   They take from you that which they cannot do for themselves by creating the control construct of fear.  Pathology has a primary intent of controlling people to steal what other people have be it invention or labor or whatnot.  The state, and more broadly class and hierarchy, are the enablers for pathological evil.   Now, historically we can see this quite clearly in the dynamics of Europe that state liberals have recreated today.

Today we once again have an autocratic plutocracy in Russia  again hiding behind the defense of people with a shared heritage in eastern Europe as a reason for their aggression.    Ironically, just like pre-WWI the western European powers are concerned that Russia will hide behind the defense of the Balkans for its aggression and here.   Just as happened one hundred years ago, the western European powers are reacting with aggression.   But rather than 1915 it’s 2015 and rather than the Russian czar, it’s a Russian plutocrat operating under some semblance of a modern corporate capitalist society.  Will the end result of war be the same outcome?  Of has humanity had enough?  And can they see beyond the veil of state lies and deceit? 

Ditto with the rest of Europe.   Nations within Europe are jockeying to protect their own interests and stolen gains as economic tensions within the continent over these forms of violent exploitation reach crisis levels.     As I have noted on here in the past, it wasn’t the British Empire that started either world war.  But the British chose sides in such a way to best serve their own personal interests and that of protecting their massive looting operation.   We see this same angling and jockeying today based on each state’s own personal interests.   Mind you, this is not just happening in Europe.   The United States and much of Europe is already at war with Russia and to a lesser extent, China.   And China and Russia are at war with the west.   It’s a covert war but it is still a war.  And the people of Europe are now aligning themselves against each other.  While Greece may seek freedom from German state tyranny, the German people see the Greeks as the problem because this is how the German state has presented Greece.  So, Germans generally support their own state’s criminal exploitation of Greece.  This is not just between Greece and Germany.  It’s all over Europe.   And it’s between China and Japan.  It’s between India and China.   It’s between Russia/China and the U.S. and Europe.  And on and on.    There is no one evil in the world.  Evil and pathology finds its home in ego-created control structures of class and hierarchy and the best example of that is the state.

Back after the 2008 collapse, the G20 nations met quite a few times to show their unity in resolving this crisis.  The G20 is a club of looters that exploit the rest of the world for their own personal gain.  I mocked those meetings repeatedly and noted that eventually these same pathological predators would turn against each other.  I got some chuckles from readers on those remarks.  I don’t think anyone is laughing now.  It is exactly as I wrote it would become.   It’s exactly what happened leading up to World War I.   The pathology of the state had spend the last three decades carving the world into pieces they could exploit.  Then squabbles over who has rights to exploit, victimize and prey upon whom hit.  The only question becomes if the people of the world will recognize state violence for what it is.  Or, if they will allow the pathology of the state to foment violence and once again leave humanity with the tragic bill of murder, mayhem and war.  

To date, most states are far more concerned about the backlash by their own people and maintaining their existing power paradigms that dominate their citizenry to launch any type of sustained physical aggression against other peoples or states.  We see this with unprecedented spying in Europe and the U.S. joining totalitarian regimes like China and Russia in the abuse of human rights.  And with Japan sacking government after government for the last decade.  With Italy and Greece throwing out the plutocrats.  With the Arab Spring sacking numerous thugs and threatening many more.  Right now, humanity appears to be winning and the state is losing its grip on propaganda and control.  And its ability to create foreign enemies.   The state will continue to try to gain the upper hand through manipulation, new legislation and other forms of control.   A few places still exist in the world where the creation of foreign enemies is possible but that power is greatly diminished by the free flow of information around the world and with domestic crises they are now dealing with.  It should be of no surprise that every state on earth is grappling with how to regulate aka control and even shut down many freedoms on the internet.  The free flow of information that the internet provides may be the greatest threat to state autocracy as has been practiced heavily for the last century. 

Without new markets to pillage capitalism will die.  And, frankly, so could the power of the state and its other control mechanisms of money, debt, private banking and the like.   This state needs growth to survive.  This reality was a leading cause of not only World War I but also of World War II.  As former British officer, eminent military expert and writer for the Times, Liddell Hart noted in one of his books written some years after World War II,  Hitler and Britain were involved in backchannel communications well before any military conflict.  And Britain’s capitalist aristocracy supported his annexation of countries to Germany’s east to stop the fear of communism and socialism aka worker’s rights and a threat to class domination taking root in class-based, predatory Britain and its murderous empire.  In other words, the British aristocracy turned a blind eye to Hitler’s wars of aggression because it served the moneyed interests in their society.  (Much of Hart’s research and knowledge of what actually happened leading up to World War II can be summarized substantially by this excellent, short and very readable piece recently penned.)  Hart clearly noted in his research that Hitler’s acts of aggression, which were blessed by Britain, were not intended to start a war but were calculated skirmishes to annex land and resources that Germany needed to grow his energy base to continue to support the lifestyle requirements citizens had become accustomed to under the Nazis.   That is pretty much verbatim from documents and research Hart includes in his book.   Eventually there was a misreading of those backchannel communications and for not completely clear reasons the British finally decided Hitler was too much of a threat to their empire and declared war on Germany.    To this day there are a lot of Russians who believe Britain started World War II and there was a pact with Germany that encouraged them to take out the Soviet Union and communism.   There is no clear evidence of this that I am aware of.   But then again, there is a lot of evidence in Hart’s book that can be taken to that conclusion, although he does not state this at all.   Regardless, Hitler’s need of extending the national economy beyond its borders to continue to provide “jobs” and maintain a standard of living is exactly what is happening around the world today.  And it is not just a U.S. dynamic.  It is the basis for the covert trade wars that are now being fought by all nations.    Without this ability, the state will lose its ability to dominate its own citizens.

The actions of states in Europe since the Renaissance and the advent of national economies points to a clear reality.  That is, national economies can only exist in the form that we understand them, as always being practiced, through greater and greater violence.  A national economy is a war economy.   That war may be wages as violence against its own workers aka citizens, or it may be violence of finding greater and greater outlets for its need to continually grow production to keep the masses domesticated to the power of the state, it may be its endless need to find more and more cheap energy or countless other examples of violence.   But at some point, without expansionary control, state economies collapse.   Humanity has remained willfully ignorant to this reality as long as people are employed and view their own self-interests as being met.   I have noted on here how capitalism and communism are essentially the same centrally-planned economic viruses.  They are both state economic control constructs that rely on the force of the state for their endless overproduction and overconsumption.  Without economic control, how exactly does the state rationalize the existence of contrived class and hierarchy?  It can’t.   If capitalism fails systemically as communism did, the state will almost certainly go with it.   Communism is an economic control construct that when it failed, took the state with it.  And if capitalism fails, Russia will collapse for a second time and likely so will all global powers.  That includes the European Union that has now clearly been exposed as a “national” European economy with all of the trappings of class and hierarchy and the misery they inflict on their own citizens to maintain it as an act of war against humanity. 

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."    ~ Upton Sinclair

It is this very dynamic that has been the foundation of massive ignorance in the world today.   The whole concept of a career, or serving the violence of the state through the class-based violent dynamic of division of labor, may be coming to its own natural conclusion of extinction.   And given the professional class’ endless exploitation of the working class, this fate would clearly be a karmic, equal but opposite reaction for more than a century of violence against humanity.

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