Matt Taibbi On Pathological Wall Street’s Latest Crimes Against Humanity And Other Timely Links
People with pre-existing conditions getting the shaft under Obamacare. This new corporate sick care law is so brutally predatory and violent that in many ways it has actually pushed health care backwards in this nation. That may seem impossible but it appears to be true on many levels. Unfortunately, it has extended corporate capitalism’s rent-seeking power and control over the lives of our citizens.
Matt Taibi on Wall Street’s crimes against humanity that are literally all-consuming and encompassing. The recognition of this is growing as their endless rent-seeking, exploitative and predatory violent crimes are being exposed. What I have been writing for years is now becoming self-evident. No one in the mainstream media was writing of the extent of Wall Street’s crimes when I was first wrote that Wall Street was the greatest evil in the world today. In fact, the mainstream media was glorifying Wall Street. Private corporations and for-profit capital is a much greater threat than the actions of any polity or religion. It is through these mechanisms that our democracy has been enslaved. While I have written of much of the evil they perpetuate, including much that is so evident and in the open but yet has always been portrayed as the way an economy should work, I certainly don’t know how deep the rabbit hole goes. No one does because of the lack of transparency that evil requires to loot with impunity. The reason why our nation has any poverty whatsoever is because we have a private, for-profit banking system. Period. A public banking system coupled with public money would literally eradicate poverty in this nation in a relative blink of an eye. Wall Street has f*cked over our industrial and wealth-creating corporations, our school districts, our states, our municipalities, our citizens, our entrepreneurs, our artists, our scientists, our workers, our children, our elderly, our disabled, our trading partners and our most brilliant minds. In fact, as it pertains to swaps and Libor issues discussed in this article, I believe the city of Detroit has been f*cked out of about half a billion dollars by these criminals. Where is this taken into consideration in Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings? These are the most vile and evil sonofabitches in our society. Ivy League educated corporate toadies with with clubby, entitlement, elitist views of reality that include exploiting and pilfering the little people. And nearly everyone with a voice loud enough to be heard by everyone in society is afraid to call a spade a spade for fear of losing their place at the status quo’s table of gluttony, greed, hyper-consumerism, exploitation and class-base violent patriarchy. This is really reminiscent of Nazi Germany where so many of the liberal elites turned a blind eye because they had some bling in their pocket courtesy of Adolph and his merry band of henchmen. Or as Natan Sharansky, the Soviet dissident and gulag survivor said, "In dictatorships you need courage to fight evil; in the free world you need courage to see evil.". Who will stand to account on behalf of humanity? Will you? In many ways this crisis and these times are created by men who failed to be men. Instead, in a socioeconomic system based almost exclusively on violence, as the corporate state is, patriarchy becomes even more deeply ingrained and in control. Those who have risen to power in our society are violent predators with a pathology of every ilk imaginable. When you take away all of Wall Street’s crooked looting, rent-seeking and violent exploitation that serves no purpose to anyone except class-based political parties, corporate criminals and Wall Street, these firms don’t serve a single purpose to society. Not a single f*cking one. Without the violent force of the state propping up their crimes against humanity, they would literally collapse.
Why Scandinavian women make the rest of the world jealous. On the opposite end of the spectrum of our our violent, crony, exploitative, authoritarian patriarchy, we see the comparative to Iceland and a few other Scandinavian countries where women thrive in positions of public service to humanity and leadership positions. Public service and leadership are anathemas in the Godless corporate state. Do you think Jamie Dimon or Barack Obama know the first thing about leadership or public service to humanity? That’s a joke. The evidence is quite compelling they are authoritarian, command and control megalomaniacs.
Rise of the mutant rats. I have talked about mutation in this cycle a handful of times on here over the years. We are seeing a rapid mutation of life on many levels as I type this. I suspect I know the source of that mutation as I have noted before, that is, the bombardment of high energy particles from deep space, but I certainly can’t explain why it is happening right now. That is, other than through astrological factors that caused me to label this as the cycle of volatility. Let me say that I think one must consider those mutational changes may also be impacting human consciousness as well. That humanity very well could be experiencing the same mutation as I type this. Frankly, it could also be the source of the small number of spontaneous recoveries from AIDS we have seen.
CIA made doctors torture prisoners. No one makes a doctor do anything. The military is not a democratic institution. Democratic institutions are based on freedom and choice. The military is a command and control structure that is inconsistent with democracy. Not following orders, ie freedom of choice and speech, are crimes punishable by imprisonment. Standing armies as they are defined today are more closely consistent with Nazi Germany, Communist China and Imperial Japan. Following orders is not a defense in crimes against humanity. That was the defense of the German people and countless other evil societies. This is simply another example of men who serve the violence of the state as horses and dogs. There is always the choice of saying no. These doctors should have their opportunity to defend themselves but this appears reminiscent of crimes against humanity of the Third Reich’s doctors. The Hippocratic Oath is under extreme duress in western medicine. The military-industrial complex is a habitual offender. But so too are the doctors themselves through their own ignorance. In today’s corporate state doctors have often become prostitutes for medical equipment and pharma corporations or the medical-industrial complex. In a virtuous society, people aren’t put in a position of having to choose between doing what is right or humane or maintaining their economic livelihood through enforced, dumbed-down conformity to authority. It is only in a society steeped in violence and evil that such a choice must consciously be made. The pathological corporate state presents millions of people with this moral dilemma every single day. And, until we stand to account to our complicity in this Godless society, we will continue to be the source of our own victimization. As more people become mindful of this reality, this system becomes more and more destabilized because of its diminishing ideological and inhumane adherents. Only the pathological and the Godless or those disconnected from their own divinity or controlled by the ego or the flesh will be left to support it.
Obama nominates crony Hollywood elite to be ambassador. Well, this week the president played his 159th round of golf. And, last week he nominated a Hollywood crony who pumped his campaign with large donations in return for a cherry spot to be ambassador. Our crony president dithers while our nation’s poor become poorer and our nation’s predators steal more off the backs of those poor. This is a man who is clearly disconnected from his own divinity. Whose ego has built a massive wall of narcissism and arrogance around his mind’s higher power as a defense mechanism to his emotional traumas. He has done nothing to ameliorate the Godlessness of our society. To the contrary, he has simply enabled it.
The great gluten-free scam. There is a fair amount of ignorance behind this article. Is gluten-free a scam? In many ways, yes, gluten-free is being exploited by corporations. Gluten-free replacements are often unhealthy as carbohydrate-laden alternatives. But, the author cites that wheat has been eaten for thousands of years. That is an inaccurate statement. The original wheat had one third of the chromosomes of modern hybrid wheat and up to 90% less gluten. So, the wheat we were eating thousands of years ago has as much in common with modern wheat as Mayan maize versus GMO corn of today. Is gluten a serious issue? The evidence is quite compelling that consumption in large quantities created by the modern corporate capitalist industrial food complex, it is highly damaging and possibly responsible for many of today’s serious illnesses. And that goes well beyond those who have Celiac Disease. (All of Gus’s symptoms are chronic and systemic in our society. That includes well beyond those diagnosed with Celiac Disease.) More study needs to be done as this could be a serious driver behind modern illnesses.
Saudi nuclear weapons on order. Now we know the real reasons for the U.S.-Saudi fallout. It’s age old religious tension between Shia Iran and Wahhabi Saudi Arabia. And, the U.S. wasn’t willing to blow up Iran as the house of Saud wished. Iran’s foreign minister just remarked that Sunni-Shia tensions are “probably” the most serious threat to world peace today. I don’t know about that but it certainly is a very serious issue. When hierarchy and institutionalization gains hold of truth, it butchers truth and those who espouse it. This is no different than the Vatican’s endless crimes against humanity. Both Jesus and Mohammed led movements to give dignity, mercy and compassion to the exploited, downtrodden and forgotten. They both led movements against massive injustice, class-based violence and predatory exploitation by the status quo and elites. Jews didn’t kill Jesus of Nazareth. The status quo did. Semites of all backgrounds including Jews embraced the message of Jesus of Nazareth. And, if he or Mohammed were alive today, the religious hierarchies that enrich themselves through exploitation and violence, including the Vatican, would certainly find them to be the same threats they were during their lives here on earth. Jesus and Mohammed were the Occupy Movement. Hierarchy and institutionalization of truth has created systems of ideology, control and violence that in no way resemble the movements of either men. The Vatican and those who control Sunni and Shia centers of power are controlled by hierarchy and class capable of doing great evil to those most vulnerable to exploitation. The record of institutionalized and hierarchical power in Christianity and Islam speaks for itself – it is brutal and repressive and makes a mockery of the true virtue of those who authentically follow the humane, compassionate and divine guideposts of these two men.
Obama apologizes for pathological lying. Given this law was passed through smarmy methods and endless overt deceit, including the endless lying from Obama, it never could have actually become law were regular procedures of Congress employed. Under these constraints, the only method of apology that is fair and equitable is to re-pass this legislation now that the lies and deceits are being exposed. This bill would never pass today as Dummycrats who voted for their own victimization that is Obamacare are now running away from Obama and this fascist wealth-draining bill.
Brutal beatings and torture involving American soldiers released by Rolling Stone. More men who serve the violence of the state as horses and dogs…….. "The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They are the standing army, and the militia, jailers, constables, posse comitatus, etc. In most cases there is no free exercise whatever of the judgment or of the moral sense; but they put themselves on a level with wood and earth and stones; and wooden men can perhaps be manufactured that will serve the purpose as well. Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt. They have the same sort of worth only as horses and dogs. Yet such as these even are commonly esteemed good citizens. Others--as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders--serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as the 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