Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Robert Shiller–The Stock Market Is Right Where It Was Before The Start Of The Great Depression

This country is a f*cking disaster. Entire swaths of the country look like post-apocalyptic war zones. Most people don’t have enough money to survive more than a week without a job. Even if that job is nothing more than slavery by another name. Don’t buy the nonsense that things are going great. The reason why the stock market is in a massive bubble is that there is no demand for capital; something noted on here many times before the 2008 collapse as an apocalyptic future omen.  In other words, because industrial capitalism is already in systemic failure, all of the money printing done by the Federal Reserve and other central banks is rolling into renter capitalism assets like stocks, bonds and real estate and just blowing prices through the roof.  Every new dollar created just makes the disaster larger. 

The number of people that have dropped out of the labor force is over 100 million. The amount of government transfer payments (welfare, SSDI, people who have fallen out of society, etc) has shot up over 800% adjusted for inflation since 1980. The amount of people doing unproductive work or jobs that create zero wealth for our nation is more than half of all working people. And, if you really understand the concept of social credit, which you should because this is a democracy, you understand that the military-industrial complex actually is a drag on the wealth of our society.  So, all of the people making weapons and spying on people are in employment that is destroying our nation’s wealth.  That is, unless you are going to use those bombs to force the rest of the world into economic servitude as the U.S. does under the guise of dollar hegemony and the IMF and World Bank voting rights control.  Then rather than creating your own wealth, you can overconsume the wealth you are stealing from the rest of the world as the British and Roman Empires did. And, of course, we do today.

Ditto with financial employment.  The blood-sucking pigmen on Wall Street are just a wealth-shifting scheme from democracy to a ruling class of pathological predators. It creates absolutely zero wealth. Financial employment destroys wealth. It may make the CEO of Goldman Sachs wildly rich but that is more than offset by the debtors it creates in society. 

Again, to rant time and again, people are going to learn the difference between money (of absolutely zero worth) and wealth (which money is nothing more than a conduit to facilitate.).  For all of the gold dunces, you can take all of your gold to an island and sleep on it, eat it, talk to it, pray to it, or do as you wish. Ditto with those who have accumulated a lot of money but have zero skills beyond financial paper pushing or an MBA or whatnot.  I’ll take the scientists, skilled tradesmen and inventors who know how to create and produce wealth for society.  And, I’ll take all of the hippies that know how to grow food sustainably.  And, I’ll take all of the artists, philosophers, writers and liberal artists to make that a society worth living in.

To re-employ 170 million, 200 million, or whatever the number is,  people in new, productive, wealth-creating jobs is never going to happen. Ever. There is no recovery. There never will be until this system is reformed or until it systemically-fails to the point of disaster and democracy rises up and fixes the mess that class and hierarchy have made of this nation and the world.  I noted that on here endlessly.  What you see today is a wall of dirty money papering over the massive blight of a failed economic system of class.  The only recovery is with the restoration of some modicum of democratic economics and local, self-rule-directed economies.

I swear to God that I haven’t seen anyone in the financial community that knows how to read a balance sheet and understand the myriad of manipulative and deceiving footnotes that define financial reporting today. Balance sheets are a disaster whether that is for cities, states or corporations. Or, for that matter the federal government.  Do you know how many AAA rated companies that are left in a nation that used to mint them so often it wasn’t even considered a big deal?  Two.  Two in the entire United States. How many AAA rated cities and states are there? I’ll let you answer that one. 

Once again, as one well-known financial publication did leading into the 2000 collapse, they are lying about the PE ratios of some major indices. They simply don’t include the firms with negative earnings. Astonishing, but we are back to that nonsense. (By the way, news has always been fake news. Mark Twain and others have made these remarks time and again for more than two hundred years.)

The Dow Jones Industrials isn’t even composed of industrial companies. Nike, Goldman Sachs, JPMC, McDonald’s, Verizon, Travelers, Wal-Mart, Disney, etc. What do they make in this country? What wealth do they create? Not money that they pay people but wealth? 

In other words, take out finance, the military and other service-related (doing each other’s laundry) companies, and what’s left for corporate earnings? It’s a f*cking disaster thanks to Harvard MBAs, corporate CEOs and Washington politicians; the three-headed monster of the dreaded Cerberus. 

Half a century ago most S&P firms produced wealth. Now, most firms destroy wealth re the comments above. If one actually understands what has happened to our economy and how corporations have turned us into slaves, and if one backs out the earnings impact of the dollar being the world’s currency, and one backs out these other earnings variables of unsustainability mentioned above, the PE on the S&P is waaay into the triple digits. I mean waaay.  And this stock market is magnitudes more expensive than any in history. Ever. I mean since the beginning of human civilization.  The Russell 2000 is already into triple digits without doing any of that. Amazon? I’ve talked about how Amazon is discounting earnings back to the fall of the Roman Empire. Guarantee you Amazon will be one of the first casualties of any crisis given the working capital Ponzi scheme they run.  I have said it a thousand times on here over the last dozen years but we are in the biggest financial bubble in history and the stock market is headed for disaster, if not disappearance.  It’s just a matter of when. But, we are in that moment right now. It’s not 100 years from now or 50 years from now. It’s in this cycle. Will it be that we wake up one day and it’s over as happened in the Soviet Union? Or will it be a series of crises over years or decades as we devolve into nothingness?  Who knows. But astrologically I do think there is a possibility U.S. empire will be finished by 2022 as noted on here many times.  The insanity of our society is what I can only imagine Rome was like in its final days. Or, what France was like before the Reign of Terror.

I noted a few posts ago that the Shiller earnings index was reaching the disaster zone. (Not that it can’t go catastrophically higher.)  I’m not sure how Shiller calculates his historical earnings numbers but the ones I have leading up to the Great Depression show today is massively more overvalued than in 1929. Who knows, maybe it goes wildly higher than today. But, we have gone parabolic recently and that is a reason for concern.  There is no date or external factors that determines any change in my downside projection. As noted on here repeatedly, my downside target for the S&P 500 is 250-400. When will that happen? That’s the interesting question. Getting the timing right is something that we all use divining rods, astrology, numerology, Elliott Waves and the like to try to figure out. All anyone can really do is guess. Sometimes it makes you look like a genius and sometimes a fool. 

Regardless, Robert Shiller is one of the few economists I respect. Actually, there are probably about three. Economics is the state religion. Economists are the high priests of that religion. Most economists are brainwashed to the ideological drivel of the day; free markets, free trade and the neoliberal deregulation of private capital across state borders that the pathological Reagan and Clinton administrations fathered. (Remember more Reagan officials were indicted or resigned out of wrong-doing than any in history. And, Bill Clinton’s Whitehouse is substantially responsible for the disaster we are witnessing today with the signing of NAFTA, the entry of China’s slave labor pool into free trade agreements with us, the deregulation of financial markets, the repeal of Glass-Steagall, the deregulation of commodities futures markets, the dismantling of oversight in shady financial instruments and on and on.  If most people really understood what Bill Clinton did as president, let alone how the Clinton Foundation was used to sell out this nation, he’d be in prison. And so would his wife.  While that seems implausible, we can all hope there is a remote chance that may still happen.

While Shiller compares this to 1928, there is another parallel I have drawn. It’s to the Great Depression in reverse.  2008 was the front end of the hurricane. We are in the eye of the storm today and the ruling elites are impressed with their brilliance once again.  But, the back end of the storm is coming and it’ll be far worse than ever imagined. In 2006 one of the first posts I wrote on here is that the earth would literally shudder and shake when this cycle ends.  I’m going to dust the perspective that this may be a Greater Depression or maybe the last depression of capitalism in reverse if I find the time in coming weeks.

But, in closing, let me say all of the stooges seem to be wildly enthusiastic right now. That should be very disconcerting. As I’ve remarked repeatedly, the people that are the most successful in this system are the most ignorant. I realize people like laughing at the people who can’t tell you who our first president was or when World War II was fought or who mob each other at Wal-Mart, but think about something else.  How ignorant is someone who would turn so many decent people in our society into something like that?  Those are the people who are the most successful in our society.  And, it is they who are the most ignorant. Exploititively so. Godlessly so.

Trump claims success for things he has nothing to do with. Manufacturing losses were stopping before he became president.  Anyone who understands lean methods, lean manufacturing and lean supply chains (which I have written about on here long ago) knows that in order to maximize cost savings and efficiency, supply chains need to be as short as possible and manufacturing has to be done at the point of consumption to be competitive.  Why do you think the Japanese car companies make so many cars here?  It wasn’t because Reagan forced them with rhetoric as is so ignorantly remarked by his apologists.  It’s because the Japanese are lean gods and they knew they had to invest at the point of consumption and shorten their supply chains or when the American firms got their act together, they’d lose their advantage. 

Trumps tax cuts won’t do jack shit to create jobs in this nation because they weren’t targeted at capital formation. Just more handouts for the economic aristocracy funded by working dunces like us.  Dimon and Blankfein on Wall Street are bloviating about how wonderful Trump’s economic plans are. (For them), CEO surveys are very enthusiastic. (If you recall, leading into the 2008 collapse, which I called just days before it happened, I noted how enthusiastic CEOs were. And, thus how ignorant they really are and should be used as a contrary indicator of impending doom.) And, Davos, the meeting of the world’s neoliberal elite dunces, is wildly bullish today as well.  All of the idiots (class & hierarchy) are wildly optimistic right now. That’s generally a very contrary sign given their pathological ignorance.  Doesn’t mean we are headed into a new dystopian Walking Dead tomorrow. But, the seeds are being set with stupid behavior by the wildly and pathologically ignorant ruling class of capitalism.

Link to the Schiller interview here.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Martin Luther King - Why I Am Opposed To The War In Vietnam; And Its Meaning In An Even More Violent And Evil World That Exists Today

I missed Martin Luther King’s birthday by a few days but wanted to get this up regardless. King has been discussed on here as one of the most profound leaders in human history. I was thinking the other day of who would I actually place as America’s greatest leaders. That’s a hard question. There honestly haven’t been that many on a national stage whose actions were so powerfully impacting to all people. Off the top of my head I thought in no particular order-

  1. Martin Luther King
  2. William Lloyd Garrison
  3. John Brown
  4. Thomas Jefferson
  5. Thomas Paine
  6. Andrew Jackson
  7. Mother Jones
  8. Henry David Thoreau

People could disagree who belongs on that list but all of these were radicals for change. Radicals for human rights, self-rule, real democracy and democratic economic rights.

While there were many abolitionists, both black and white, and woman and men, it’s arguable that John Brown actually started the war to end slavery. Until him, all abolitionists eschewed violence. And, as Martin Luther King noted, the status quo loves words of nonviolence but once taking back your power becomes a matter of force, you become the threat of society controlled by class & hierarchy.  The state eventually hung Brown.

Mother Jones single-handedly willed untold numbers of men (millions) and their families to stand up for their democratic economic rights against the corporate state. She was merciless and fearless in the face of endless threats against her life by corporations and the state.  She literally gave people their backbone because of her seemingly superhuman internal guidance system of what was right and wrong.  She lived amongst these families as she tirelessly traveled around the country and was on the front line of countless battles for democratic economic rights.  The corporate state labeled her the most dangerous woman in America. In fact, it has been written out of history that the largest armed insurrection in this nation was in the industrial wars (of which Mother Jones was the most powerful force) of Americans fighting for their democratic economic rights against corporate state power. And, those wars had government and corporate-hired mercenaries fighting side-by-side against exploited American citizens.

Andrew Jackson’s name has been smeared repeatedly. Especially recently. He was a populist similar to Paine and Jefferson and waged war against the powerful interests in this nation. His war against the massively corrupt, entitled Bank of the United States (the precursor to the Federal Reserve) was but one example.

Thomas Paine is the father of American democracy. Don’t kid yourself. His writings, of which the major ones are all linked to on this blog, were the topic of every man and woman in this nation. Paine codified the democratic rights of man and gave all people the ideas that were the basis for America’s Enlightenment. Some people believe Paine published as many as one million pamphlets of his Rights of Man. Given how many colonists there were, and how many could read, it would be the most succesful printed document ever published and read in this nation, and maybe the world, on a per capita basis. His views on slavery, women’s rights, human rights and democracy were so far ahead of his time that even today we still are fighting his battles for our own democratic rights and determinism. He died without a country as the state disowned his ideas and him.

I could go on and on. But, Martin Luther King was clearly America’s foremost prophet or cassandra or seer. Maybe more so than anyone else in American history, King understood the power of words. And, by power, I literally do mean physical power. The power of words, when placed in the conscious minds of man, have more potential and eventually kinetic energy than any other known force in the universe. Which, quite frankly, is the reason why the Nazis burned books. And, why we have our own book burnings in the United States. And why class and hierarchy (the status quo) eventually destroys revolutionaries who espouse loving intents, human rights and human dignity. 

Our book burnings in modern corporate capitalist society are much more sinister to recognize than the Nazis. That’s because in a society with some modicum of personal protections, the approaches that Hitler took won’t work. They have to be nuanced and you have to believe your own slavery is your idea.  So it’s wrapped in an American flag, jingoism and brainwashing. Otherwise, humanity will never submit to class & hierarchy’s intent of controlling and exploiting us.  Our book burnings are an educational system that doesn’t serve democracy, including being taught what to think instead of how to think. Which, by the way, corporations and the government are constantly doing as well through endless propaganda, the entire corporate work experience and marketing. Cutting government spending in education, and cutting money for the arts are also forms of book burning. (The ancient Athenians used public money to pay for all people to enjoy the arts)  In order to exploit people, a ruling class needs to keep them ignorant.

In order to hold that capability of a seer or cassandra, one has to appreciate their own inner intuition, their own internal connection to their highest good (understanding of good versus the absence of good aka evil) and the own inner understanding of the forces of evil which seek to subvert that journey. A seer or cassandra has to understand that all truth comes from within. And that the universe eventually kicks back the opposite direction when the balance of life has been lost.

King, regardless of his foibles as a man, clearly spoke from that inner truth and connection.  When I listen to his speeches, it’s completely clear that they come from his highest good. They come completely from his heart. And, that is why he moved and continues to move so many people with his words. And, why his words remain dangerous to the corporate state.

It’s amazing that the state, who ultimately destroyed King, whether it pulled the trigger or not, actually honors this artifically manufactured and cleansed image of him. But, anyone who has read his written words or listened to his speeches knows that there isn’t a corporation, politician or military leader in this nation who holds any of his values as truths. In fact, all class and hierarchy would truly fear his words. Not the cleansed or manufactured view of King.

What has happened over the past 50 years has made King’s words even more prescient. With Reagan, Clinton, Bush and Obama’s major policy initiatives that deregulated class-based, private, for-profit capital, including the military-industrial complex, the exploitation King talked about has reached a dystopian level of power that I’m not sure I ever could have imagined without experiencing it myself.

For me, King’s Vietnam speech is the most stirring in its truths. Especially how they relate to today. Truths that most Americans remain willfully-ignorant to today. Which is why we are still in the bargaining phase of dealing with the massive social, emotional, spiritual and physical violence of the corporate state machine.

If you haven’t listened to this speech in its entirety, or even if you have but it has been some period of time, I would encourage you to listen to it again.  It is likely the speech that got him killed. The link is here.  Instead of Vietnam, everything King noted is even more applicable to the world today. That includes the exaltation of profit over human life, endless war with the world, corporate exploitation, money and ego’s attachment to its own inanimate, worldy possessions of money, property, etc as more important than people. Or, for that matter, all life as it pertains to capitalism’s endlessly exploitative requirements.

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Daniel Ellsberg C-SPAN Interview - The (Pathologically-Evil) Doomsday Machine

One of the points I have made on here over the years is how brainwashed Americans are about the United States military or as our founders noted, standing armies. The military machine has always been corrupt. As just one example, Smedley Butler, a former Marine major general and author of War is a Racket, wrote about it nearly 100 years ago. He wrote, and countless others have articulated since that the military was essentially used to pave the way for corporate domination around the globe. If your eyes are wide open, you can see that more clearly than ever. I’m quite confident the leadership in the military today are some of the most vile people in American society. Compare that to the foot soldier who I’d suppose to generally be decent people. People who are young and naive about serving their country, people who just need a job or people who have no other opportunities in life because they are poor or born into a region of the nation that is stricken with abject poverty.

Standing armies were written of quite often by our founders. Always negatively. Somehow that has been translated into some dystopian propaganda machine that controls our society today. We overspend so much on weapons that we mothball current generation systems because we have no need for them. As an example, I noted many years ago that the US has the second largest airforce in the world mothballed in the desert.

The ego is infatutated with violence and death. (More on that in another post. But haven’t you ever wondered why there are so many dystopian movies and TV shows in the last two decades about impending apocalypse or future dystopian reality of some sorts?) That’s what happens when people can’t turn away from a horrible accident on the highway or why bombing Baghdad had such high TV ratings. We love war and death in this nation. And, we love it more than our freedom and definitely more than we love human life. Otherwise, how could our nation support the political policy of perpetual war that has defined our nation since the 1947 National Security Act that institutionalized it. And, we conveniently turn a blind eye to endless pathological lying by the military and by policitians about our involvement in every type of corrupt military endeavor imaginable around the world. It’s really no different than the people of Germany who conveniently didn’t know what Hitler was doing. The reality is they didn’t want to know. Because knowing meant they had to take responsibility. Taking responsibility meant that they had to do something other than be cowardly.  Definitely become an outcaste in society that would not be employable. And, therefore, unable to clothe and shelter ourselves or our families.  Possibly even end up in prison by refusing to be anything other than moral and just. Don’t kid yourself. We are all cowards. Personally, I don’t wish to be but this system is so viscious in its forced conformity that I’m willing to bargain with evil in order to have food and shelter. We are good at bargaining with evil. We do it every political election when we delude ourselves into picking the lesser of two evils.

After I watched the Most Dangerous Man documentary ages ago, (I highly recommend watching this. It’s an excellent documentary not to be confused with the PBS documentary of a similar name.) I wrote about Ellsberg on here. A man who found the courage to do something that literally threatened everything in his existence.  He was a military-industrial complex math whiz who had limitless potential to become successful and wealthy beyond his wildest imagination. Yet, he became a moral whistleblower when someone he cared about helped him open his eyes. He exposed this perfectly harmonious circle of perfect evil – the more politicians meddled in military endeavors, the more power granted to institutionalized military power, the more power granted to institutionalized military power, the more money made by corporations, the more money made by corporations, the more of that money that was funneled into politics to create a racket of endless war as a vehicle of corporate capitalist profits.  The system perfectly feeds itself with absolutely no oversight and no regulation by the will of the people. Why? Because We the People love war and death. Or, we are too afraid to stand up and force change upon a pathological, predatory system of class and hierarchy. Class and hierarchy, or institutionalized privilege, has destroyed the United States. The only question is will the people take back their country and their power?

All of this is leading up to a new interview Ellsberg gave on C-SPAN about his new book – The Doomsday Machine. (If I were king for a day, I’d have every American should watch this. It becomes an incredible horror around minute 40 of the interview.) I watched this interview in horror as Ellsberg’s research for this book was discussed. It takes the veil off of the evil that defines our political policies around endless war. It is one of the most powerful conversations I can remember listening to. I can’t imagine anyone watching this and not being shaken to their core about the carelessness for human life by of the pathological machine. And, how policies of war crimes are institutionalized within the war machine itself. 

Of course, if you really take the time to ponder it, how could anyone so carelessly take human life and do it over and over and over again? As I’ve noted about pathology in the past, they view people as objects to be used. To them, it’s like taking out the trash. How many millions of people around the world have had their life impacted by the death of someone they cared about by the US war machine? Yet, to the pathology running it, those people are like taking out the trash.  Don’t kid yourself, either. Other nation leaders are often envious of American power. They are as morally bankrupt and if they had the power of American empire, they would be just as abusive because they are cut from the same cloth of pathological evil. 

Or taken from a post years ago-

People who are disconnected from their inner divinity or higher power define interactions beyond the self as rationalizations based on what others around them value.  ie, Social mimicry.  And, as such they view relationships as perceptions of duties.  They view interactions beyond the self as duties because they are disconnected from any ability to love or empathize.   People are simply objects to be used to serve some need to ameliorate their inner emptiness or their inner demons.  Their perceptions of loving someone are more like a depersonalized, emotionless duty.  You know, like taking out the trash or firing ten thousand workers or killing people with drone strikes or dumping PCBs out a factory’s back door or embracing proletariat corporate work or illegal rendition or breaking Geneva Convention agreements by torturing or spying on citizens or collecting FBI files on political enemies or to gain an upper hand in manipulating and using others. People like this actually have been shown to have abnormal brain scans. That is because their higher power or their own divinity or their higher order processing is truly disconnected from the self. Literally as well as figuratively.   Their minds are broken.  Not the brain.  The mind.  And, this shows up in the functioning of the brain.  The mind regulates the proper functioning of the brain.  ie Mainstream medicine, the mob of groupthink, is wrong.  And, that is why the cure rate for many mind-related illnesses is just about statistically zero.  They are most certainly treating the symptoms for many illnesses.

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Friday, January 05, 2018

The Perversion Of Our Society And Relevant Headlines To The Endless Fraud In The United States Of Corporations

Near the bottom of this post are a few relevant links to some interesting news and data points that never really made the headlines over the last six months. It’s not really a surprise why.  Generally because our masters don’t wish them to.

I haven’t written on financial markets in quite a while. I have put up countless posts over the last dozen years on here on that topic. And, many of those posts were on what was coming years ahead of their time. Many have already started fulfilling their outcomes but many more are to come. As I’ve written ad nauseam, we are in the biggest financial bubble in the history of the world. That is not an exaggeration. The bubble is massive and global. It emanates from Washington and New York but the reach of US financial hegemony, with the dollar as the world’s reserve currency and the US with controlling interests in the World Bank and IMF, have created a brutal, enslaving financial monster whose global reach is unprecedented. The Roman Empire would be envious. The old adage of the sun never setting on the British Empire too was founded on the global reach of Britain’sfinancial and corporate capitalist enslavement of much of the world. But Britain only achieved financial enslavement in scope and scale of what would be considered a rounding error of what the United States has achieved. Great navys are always created to control trade and enforce that enslavement. That’s why Britain, this small island state, had the world’s largest navy by far.  It was to enforce economic domination and keep the trade routes of plunder clear back to Britain. Ditto with the United States and every other global empire in history.

This post really isn’t about that. I want to focus on the perversion of our society by class and hieararchy. And how it’s institutionalization has created a  society that is in the midst of destroying itself.  Mind you, this isn’t about being gay or what two consenting adults do in their own bedroom. I could care less about either. People who screech and howl about gay rights or someone’s sexual preferences are often those who have repressed sexual appetites.  I see a lot of those men (married) with supposed family values who self-identify as Republicans that end up being caught doing things they shouldn’t be doing.  But I’m not the sexual police.

What I am talking about is perversion. Or, what I think most people realize are not representative of their highest good or moral behavior by a balanced, healthy, open mind and open heart.  But, rather I’m talking about the foibles of the ego, or worse, pathological behavior driven by the absence of good. aka Evil.  Behavior I think most people would find abhorrent to have around children or themselves. That is, pedophelia and emotionally-unregulated, destructive behavior that uses power and control (class and hierarchy – institutionalization) to victimize and sexually prey on others.  Like Bill Clinton, the most powerful man in the world, did with a 20 year old intern. Or, like the Catholic aristocracy (class and hierarchy) have done for well over a thousand years as it pertains to pedophelia.

I’ve been writing for ages that we are likely to see horrific revelations about our government in coming years. I noted that I didn’t know exactly what those would be but some of those are starting to be exposed.  Now, you ain’t seen nothing yet but we are starting to see the moral degeneracy of the state ruling class be exposed. That includes rampant perverse behavior in Hollywood, in the media, in politics, in organized religion and in corporate America.

Those who seek dominion outside of themselves or power and control beyond their own internal path of discovery are the most vile people in society. Another way to put it is people who are ambitious or are willing to do anything to gain power and dominion over others through class and hierarchy. This is not to be confused with prosperity where someone seeks a better life for all people including themselves.  The ambitous, those exalted in corporate capitalist society, seek the subversion of self-rule and true democracy, or local self-rule replaced with a system of privilege and entitlement. 

As Lord Acton noted centuries ago, and cited on here endlessly, almost all great men are bad men.  That’s because those who seek greatness in society are those who seek power and dominion over others. Power and dominion sought because of their lack of internal guidance system and lack of internal power (Connection to their own divinity, or if you will, a lack of connection to good, which, by the way, is the definition of evil.)

The human mind has only two intents – the intent of control driven by the ego (absence of good) and the intent of discovery and truth (aka love, kindness, seeking mutual understanding, science, art, emotional functionality, etc, etc, etc.) driven by our highest good or our own divinity.

Those who achieve greatness by seeking fame, fortune, wealth, corporate power, political power, military power or any other forms of instutionalized power, including institutionalized titles in education, science and medicine, are almost certainly pathological and incapable of acting beyond the self or being selfless. This is so self-evident in corporate boardrooms, politics, standing armies, the hierarchy of organized religion, organized education and the like. These people suffer the same pathological behavior of those we see in Iran, Saudi Arabia, ISIS, the Soviet Union and the like. They all suffer the same pathological maladies.  They seek dominion over others in lieu of their connection to their own highest good, or lack of good that we call evil.  And, with the rise of the state in the last one hundred years, we now live in a world where almost every aspect of our existence is created and controlled by that evil. 

Perversion; I included a half dozen links directly below to both highlight what is happening and what has been swept under the rug in the past within this nation. And, frankly, anywhere entitlement and instutionalized privilege exists. There have been countless claims within the aristocracy in Britain, as an example, to this type of behavior. As, there has been in the Vatican, within Islam and even our presidency.  Most people have no idea of that last remark because the one time it became public, it was so quickly swept under the rug. But, even as a young person, I recall that vividly when the Reagan administration was briefly embroiled in a pedophelia scandal.  I also remember how quickly it disappeared. Since then, there have been a few other instances where the highest leadership of conservative politics in this nation have been implicated in pedophelia rings within this country but it has always been swept almost immediately under the rug as lunacy or simply silenced.  The Catholic church has been very adept at this tactic of managing and silencing pedophelia for well over a thousand years.  Many people would find this story about the Reagan administration ludicrous except for the fact that Tom Brokaw reported it on the nighly NBC news. (Youtube video below.) And, the Washington Times simultaneously ran it as a headline.  Remember, the Reagan administration has been highlighted as seeing more members indicted and forced to resign out of scandal than any other in American history. 

It was easily predictable that we would start to see institutionalized sexual abuse, sexual harrassment, sexual perversion, predatory sexual behavior and the like in any system of class and hierarchy.  Those who seek dominion and power over others, do so to exploit them, whether that is sexual exploitation or economic exploitation.  It’s all representative of the same manifestations.  Institutionalized power in  Hollywood, on Wall Street, in Washington, in standing armies, in the Vatican or anywhere else are no different.  They are all run by moral degenerates who seek pathological power and control over divine truth.  In fact, don’t believe that these are isolated examples. We see from the Hollywood exposes that this type of behavior is and has been endemic in Hollywood. Forever.  It’s always been that way in Washington, in corporations and the like just as it has been in the Vatican for 1600+ years.  Pathology seeks instutionalized power.   And, they then create  the Omerta culture of silence that exists as a pact between evil that allows it to go unchallenged. To be kept silent. And, when anyone in that culture is indicted for wrongdoing, class and hierarchy always closes ranks.  That can include slander, malicious destruction of the victim’s character, payoff bribes, legal gag orders, intimidation, death threats and the like.  We actually are able to see how many of these coverups that have made it to the press took place.

In a world of class and hierarchy, power is used by positions of authority to silence opposition. Pathology clearly is very cunning and very manipulative. It understands how to manipulate  the victim and deceive onlookers.  Oftentimes even convincing the victim it’s their fault. 

Mind you, this is no different why you and I are silent when our corporate masters fire tens of millions of Americans and send their jobs to foreign slave labor camps or when senior corporate management where we work is comprised of criminals, moral degenerates or outright pathological behavior. We stay silent. And, by doing so, we endorse their evil. And by our silence and actions at work, we do evil’s bidding.  Why? Because we are controlled just like the people in Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.  We are slaves under class and hierarchy domination.  There is no fucking democracy in this country.  And your daily life is not decided by democracy one iota.  But that’s not because we don’t have the power to change things. It’s because we are complicit in our own enslavement and our own ignorance through the soft control of social brainwashing and conformity enforced through fear.  Our fate is decided by the whims of the rule of man. (Corporate power)  And the men (and women) who are pathological, and therefore, subvert freedom of all sorts without having to raise a finger because you are kept in a state of constant fear or in a state of primitive fear-driven ego where you are easily controlled.  Don’t kid yourself.  It’s no different than living in a police state society like Iraq. The outcomes are mildly different. In Iraq you go do prison for speaking out or seeking freedom. In the United States, if you speak out against your employer, they blackball you and send you to the  poor house. At least in prison you are fed and clothed.

Let’s be honest. Perversion is not limited to pedophelia or the pure act of egocentric sexual behavior void of emotional and spiritual connection. Exploiting someone sexually really is no different than exploiting someone economically.  It’s the same act of dominion, covetousness and fear that psychopaths always use to control their victims.  

Isn’t it also perverse to never once hear a Washington politician or corporate CEO say that their heart aches for the poor? Or that their heart aches for any of the injustices or cruelties of our society? Or that their heart aches for those who have no hope and have chosen escapes through addictions of all sorts – shopping, alcohol, drugs and the like? When was the last time you heard someone who was making $15 million or $150 million a year state that no person is worth that kind of excess? And that they don’t want to live in a world where the vast amount of humanity doesn’t have a pot to piss in?  And, that no one should make that kind of excess money while so many suffer?  And, that we need a more egalitarian, democratic society where all people are worthy?  When was the last time?  One. Single. Voice. ?? When was the last time you heard a corporate CEO or politician say their heart hurts for the children of parents who have lost all hope of being able to take care of their families?  And, these CEOs and policians see the fear in the eyes of these children?  Because the children sense the fear in their parents and can’t escape a life of enforced misery and pain?

Who cares about policy or whether the government, local communities or individuals solve the problems?  That’s irrelevant.  Once you have leadership (service to humanity and to all life), solving problems is easy. Because the ego is subsumed in selfless acts of connection and kindness. And selflessly, people of all colors, races and creeds would seek to understand their differences, find common ground and do anything possible to help each other. Solutions are easy if society is morally just. Our society is clearly morally perverse and it is determined at the top by class and hiearchy.

Forget about whether your beliefs identify as Christian, athiest, agnostic, humanist, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jew, Sikh or whatnot. If you live in this nation, you probably have some idea who Jesus of Nazareth was. The man. The human being. And, his teachings in the Sermon on the Mount; the guideposts for living in your heart or living selflessly.  Guideposts for being a self-aware, self-realized human being that is capable of manifesting their highest good through actions and deeds.  Do you think Jesus would be a corporate CEO or politician in today’s world? He was a hippie. He eschewed money, accumulating wealth, serving the state and privilege. He was a vagrant or a bum as defined by the corporate state. They would hate him as they hate all poor people; because they have no money to consume and he threatens their exploitation of poor people. You can decide who Jesus of Nazareth is. That’s irrelevant here. But, for a nation who generally self-identifies as Christian, where are it’s human values?

 Human values – Our innate values.  They are not learned as are Godless social values and the ego’s values.  They are not derived through the ego’s perceptions of separateness but instead through the divine connection of all life.  When we as human beings are of sound mind and connected to our mind’s higher power,  human values are manifested in all of us.  They are timeless.  They are without borders.   Those values are community, dignity, forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, honesty, respect, kindness, equality, trust, love, selflessness, etc.   They are derived from our mind’s higher power or our mind’s divinity.  They are the values of truth.  They are the values of democracy.  They are the values of the eternal light of the human mind.  They are the values of a society that has citizen government rather than hierarchy or a ruling class of power-mad, controlling minds of religious, corporate and political bureaucrats driven by ego and its fear-driven manifestations of control.   

Our society is one where those who control it always turn away from suffering and righteousness. I’ve written ad nauseam of how our society resembles Britain in 1776 at a peak of their corporate capitalist and corporate money and banking empire. How in 1776 British cities were full of addictions, homelessness, poverty and cruelty while the aristocracy spent lavishly and lived a life completely disconnected from their humanity. (And, for that matter, France during the same time, the Roman Empire, the Soviet Union and every other manifestation of the state.)  Are we really any different?

I want to codify some of the statements I have made on how we have arrived here into a cohesive narrative.  So, it’s easier to see where we came from and where we must go.  I’ll see if I can do that sometime in the next month.  But, remember like Britain in 1776,  we have our own castles, moats, (what do you think those private, gated neighborhoods are where your masters live? Where you are kept out by the moats of private, eletronic, guarded entrances.) debtor’s prisons, poor houses, economic slavery, titled aristocracy, private military forces used to enslave corporate work, a large poor population reliant on debt servitude to the aristocracy and on and on and on.

Don’t kid yourself.  Neither Donald Trump nor any politician is going to make anything better. The recent tax cuts are for the rich and not for you.  And, that was really their motive in repealing Obamacare. Is Obamacare corrupt? Wildly. But, the Republicans had no plan to replace it.  Because, the political aristocracy doesn’t give a shit about you or me.  And, they never have.  They needed to remove the Obamacare entitlement before they could grant the rich economic interests even more entitlement in the form of tax cuts.

We continue down the rabbit hole of corporate state enslavement.

Links below

Front page cover of Washington Times from Reagan administration of male prostitution in the Whitehouse.

Reagan Whitehouse embroiled in call boy pedophelia as reported by NBC News.

The UK’s pedophelia coverups reported in Time magazine.

Inside Silicon Valley’s dark side of perversion

Is artificial intelligence really a game changer? Maybe not. Talked of on here many times. The mental midgets like Elon Musk who say that humans will be AI’s pets are absolutely ignorant beyond words. Humanity has no idea what the brain or mind really is or how either works. How in God’s name could we ever create an inorganic computer of consciousness or the ability to create? We can’t. Now some experts are finally speaking out.

A look at the ugly side of getting rich. It’s obvious from my writings that society has it wrong. It’s not the ugly side of getting rich. It’s that the ugly seek the power and control required to become rich. They are ugly well before becoming wealthy. A society based on class and hierarchy can be nothing other than ugly.

Shiller PE 10 is off the charts.  The data I have, which is massaged beyond PE ratio, clearly shows financial markets are at valuations never before seen. And, the true sustainable PE ratio of financial markets is well into the triple digits.  Anyone who has been in financial markets since the 2009 collapse as an “investor” is wildly ignorant. Don’t confuse success with intelligence. 2009 was the front side of the hurricane. The back end will be beyond comprehension.

Market valuation to GDP is at record highs

When jobs move from the United States to Mexico (Perot’s great sucking sound of a collapsing US economy)

Why living wages drives innovation and capitalism’s drive to slave wages creates massive poverty and an underclass. (In other words, free market bullshit expose. Relearning the Henry Ford way.)

How the Dummycrats lost their way on immigration. (And why everything truly is fake news. Big business interests tell you what to think and have always controlled idiots in Washington.)

Jamie Dimon’s $13 billion secret. (That he should be in prison.)

The federal government’s $666 billion shortfall in 2017 will almost certainly be more than $1 trillion in 2018. Spending other people’s money on handouts to corporate predators and the military-industrial complex.

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