Revealed the capitalist network that runs the world

02/10/2018
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228354-500-revealed-the-capitalist-network-that-runs-the-world/

The 1318 transnational corporations that form the core of the economy. Superconnected companies are red, very connected companies are yellow. The size of the dot represents revenue.

PLoS One

By Andy Coghlan and Debora MacKenzie

AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters’ worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.

The study’s assumptions have attracted some criticism, but complex systems analysts contacted by New Scientist say it is a unique effort to untangle control in the global economy. Pushing the analysis further, they say, could help to identify ways of making global capitalism more stable.

The idea that a few bankers control a large chunk of the global economy might not seem like news to New York’s Occupy Wall Street movement and protesters elsewhere (see photo). But the study, by a trio of complex systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, is the first to go beyond ideology to empirically identify such a network of power. It combines the mathematics long used to model natural systems with comprehensive corporate data to map ownership among the world’s transnational corporations (TNCs).

“Reality is so complex, we must move away from dogma, whether it’s conspiracy theories or free-market,” says James Glattfelder. “Our analysis is reality-based.”

Previous studies have found that a few TNCs own large chunks of the world’s economy, but they included only a limited number of companies and omitted indirect ownerships, so could not say how this affected the global economy – whether it made it more or less stable, for instance.

The Zurich team can. From Orbis 2007, a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide, they pulled out all 43,060 TNCs and the share ownerships linking them. Then they constructed a model of which companies controlled others through shareholding networks, coupled with each company’s operating revenues, to map the structure of economic power.

The work, to be published in PLoS One, revealed a core of 1318 companies with interlocking ownerships (see image). Each of the 1318 had ties to two or more other companies, and on average they were connected to 20. What’s more, although they represented 20 per cent of global operating revenues, the 1318 appeared to collectively own through their shares the majority of the world’s large blue chip and manufacturing firms – the “real” economy – representing a further 60 per cent of global revenues.

When the team further untangled the web of ownership, it found much of it tracked back to a “super-entity” of 147 even more tightly knit companies – all of their ownership was held by other members of the super-entity – that controlled 40 per cent of the total wealth in the network. “In effect, less than 1 per cent of the companies were able to control 40 per cent of the entire network,” says Glattfelder. Most were financial institutions. The top 20 included Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The Goldman Sachs Group.

John Driffill of the University of London, a macroeconomics expert, says the value of the analysis is not just to see if a small number of people controls the global economy, but rather its insights into economic stability.

Concentration of power is not good or bad in itself, says the Zurich team, but the core’s tight interconnections could be. As the world learned in 2008, such networks are unstable. “If one [company] suffers distress,” says Glattfelder, “this propagates.”

“It’s disconcerting to see how connected things really are,” agrees George Sugihara of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, a complex systems expert who has advised Deutsche Bank.

Yaneer Bar-Yam, head of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), warns that the analysis assumes ownership equates to control, which is not always true. Most company shares are held by fund managers who may or may not control what the companies they part-own actually do. The impact of this on the system’s behaviour, he says, requires more analysis.

Crucially, by identifying the architecture of global economic power, the analysis could help make it more stable. By finding the vulnerable aspects of the system, economists can suggest measures to prevent future collapses spreading through the entire economy. Glattfelder says we may need global anti-trust rules, which now exist only at national level, to limit over-connection among TNCs. Sugihara says the analysis suggests one possible solution: firms should be taxed for excess interconnectivity to discourage this risk.

One thing won’t chime with some of the protesters’ claims: the super-entity is unlikely to be the intentional result of a conspiracy to rule the world. “Such structures are common in nature,” says Sugihara.

Newcomers to any network connect preferentially to highly connected members. TNCs buy shares in each other for business reasons, not for world domination. If connectedness clusters, so does wealth, says Dan Braha of NECSI: in similar models, money flows towards the most highly connected members. The Zurich study, says Sugihara, “is strong evidence that simple rules governing TNCs give rise spontaneously to highly connected groups”. Or as Braha puts it: “The Occupy Wall Street claim that 1 per cent of people have most of the wealth reflects a logical phase of the self-organising economy.”

So, the super-entity may not result from conspiracy. The real question, says the Zurich team, is whether it can exert concerted political power. Driffill feels 147 is too many to sustain collusion. Braha suspects they will compete in the market but act together on common interests. Resisting changes to the network structure may be one such common interest.

When this article was first posted, the comment in the final sentence of the paragraph beginning “Crucially, by identifying the architecture of global economic power…” was misattributed.

Olddog says, if you believe for a minute there is no collusion between these Corporations, I have a battery that will supply 2000 watts unattached to a power source for five years for only fifteen dollars and free shipping!

The top 50 of the 147 superconnected companies

  1. Barclays plc
    2. Capital Group Companies Inc
    3. FMR Corporation
    4. AXA
    5. State Street Corporation
    6. JP Morgan Chase & Co
    7. Legal & General Group plc
    8. Vanguard Group Inc
    9. UBS AG
    10. Merrill Lynch & Co Inc
    11. Wellington Management Co LLP
    12. Deutsche Bank AG
    13. Franklin Resources Inc
    14. Credit Suisse Group
    15. Walton Enterprises LLC
    16. Bank of New York Mellon Corp
    17. Natixis
    18. Goldman Sachs Group Inc
    19. T Rowe Price Group Inc
    20. Legg Mason Inc
    21. Morgan Stanley
    22. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc
    23. Northern Trust Corporation
    24. Société Générale
    25. Bank of America Corporation
    26. Lloyds TSB Group plc
    27. Invesco plc
    28. Allianz SE 29. TIAA
    30. Old Mutual Public Limited Company
    31. Aviva plc
    32. Schroders plc
    33. Dodge & Cox
    34. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc*
    35. Sun Life Financial Inc
    36. Standard Life plc
    37. CNCE
    38. Nomura Holdings Inc
    39. The Depository Trust Company
    40. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
    41. ING Groep NV
    42. Brandes Investment Partners LP
    43. Unicredito Italiano SPA
    44. Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan
    45. Vereniging Aegon
    46. BNP Paribas
    47. Affiliated Managers Group Inc
    48. Resona Holdings Inc
    49. Capital Group International Inc
    50. China Petrochemical Group Company

* Lehman still existed in the 2007 dataset used

Graphic: The 1318 transnational corporations that form the core of the economy


The Government Under Contract

02/09/2018
http://www.paulstramer.net/2018/02/the-government-under-contract.html

By Anna Von Reitz

The federal government is a subcontractor hired by our states to provide the nineteen enumerated services described in each of three very similar constitutions.

(1) The Constitution for the united States of America  (land) National Government

(2) The Constitution of the United States of America (sea) Territorial Government

(3) The Constitution of the United States (air) Municipal Government

The 1824 Webster’s Dictionary clearly states that the word “federal” is a synonym for “contract”.  The “federal government” is a “contract government”.  They are here to provide “essential government services” as stated by Article IV of all three constitutions.  And they are foreign with respect to us and our states of the Union.

In 1860, the British-backed Territorial Government began an illegal commercial mercenary action against another branch of the Federal Government — some of the member states of the American states union formed in 1781 under the Articles of Confederation—-similar to what they have perpetuated innumerable times since in other places around the world, for the purpose of commandeering our National  Government and putting their own puppet Territorial Government in charge.  They were successful in doing this because they used clever semantic deceits and substitutions to fool the public into believing that nothing had changed.

Specifically, they removed the original States of States operating as “State of Florida”, for example,  and substituted their own territorial “State of Florida” organization instead, so that it appeared superficially that no change had occurred.  In fact, they had completely undermined our National Government and trespassed against us to take over international land jurisdiction functions that were never delegated to them.

The original State of Florida was converted to the Florida State, a place-holder land trust, also under the de facto control of the British-backed Territorial Government.

And they settled in to meddle with our affairs and feed off of us and rack up phony debts against us and our assets for the next 150 years.  They have followed this pattern of secretive exploitation of other governments in other countries throughout the world.  The British Government is the Enemy not only of America, but all national governments everywhere. Their greed and malice knows no bounds.

They have enslaved their own people since the reign of Queen Victoria via clever corporate enfranchisement schemes using semantic deceit to mis-characterize their own people as “citizens” and chattel properties standing good for the debts of the government.  The same fraud has been perpetuated throughout the former British Empire, and of course, surreptitiously imposed upon the Americans, Germans, Japanese, and wherever else they could horn in and get their slave market going.

This has been done despite the fact that slavery, peonage, and involuntary servitude have all been outlawed worldwide since 1926.

The facts are nailed down and the conclusions cannot be refuted. Britain has been operating “America” as a puppet master since 1868.  It was and is, as it has always been, the greatest threat to our national security and the peace of the world, and it deserves to be recognized as such.  It also deserves to be recognized as a Trust Breaker, Hypocrite, and Criminal Organization on a worldwide basis.

While I am fond of the British Islands and their people, and a great admirer of many of their cultural achievements, the British Government and the affiliated British Crown Corporation and the British Banks, both Bank of England and Bank of Scotland, deserve to be excoriated for their roles in causing two World Wars, enslaving most of the world’s population, promoting Commercial Feudalism, and doing all this by means of fraud and criminal mercenary enterprises.

There is absolutely no doubt that the American states and people are owed vast amounts of money and the return of title to their land and other property to their control.  They are also owed an end to British meddling and support for their efforts to restore their lawful government organizations that have been damaged or destroyed as a result of these hostile acts by the British Government and its affiliates.

The United Nations, which is simply a conclave of Territorial Government franchises, and an adjunct Vichy French commercial corporation known as the  UN Corporation, also need to be shut down for their role in supporting, condoning, and expediting this vast fraud against all the national governments that have been pillaged and secretively undermined by the British perpetrators.

We must all— including President Trump— recognize that our actual enemies are not in Iran or North Korea, which just happen to be two last remaining hold-outs that have refused to succumb to the British Scheme– but are in fact in Whitehall and nested down in the Inner City of London.

The British Government and its affiliates have merely pretended to be our friends and allies while pillaging and enslaving us to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy.  They owe us an incalculable debt and whether or not they ever pay it, that fact needs to be known, seen, and accepted for what it is.  And even far more than the money, manpower, and natural resources that have been poured down the British drain, another debt needs to be recognized—- the debt owed to our loyalty, friendship, and sacrifice in the face of their Breach of Trust.

See this article and over 800 others on Anna’s website here:

http://www.annavonreitz.com

Olddogs Comments!

This is the most explicit of all of Anna’s 849 articles, and it is my sincere hope that everyone who reads this article will make a continuous effort to spread it to every human being they can. Regardless of age or intellect, every reader should be enraged and committed to doing everything in their power to dismantle this indescribable cartel. It is not just the money folks; it is mostly because of the human suffering and murder that has gone unaddressed. The elite wealthy families, the Central Bankers, the Queen of England and the Popes who have ravaged humanity must pay for their crimes against humanity. There is no possibility of life on earth continuing without our revenge. And to those of you who support this kind of atrocity, may God forgive you, because we who love our life and fellow man will not! Woe to those who are indifferent to this tragedy. You can become educated on this subject here: http://www.annavonreitz.com/


Euphemisms, Labeling, and Deceit— More Tricks from Satan’s Closet

02/08/2018

http://www.paulstramer.net/2018/02/euphemisms-labeling-and-deceit-more.html

By Anna Von Reitz

Today I sucked down my first cup of black coffee in an equally black mood. I hadn’t slept well, my eyes were bleary. And here was my cheerful, chirpy husband already hard at work, with Sean Hannity’s voice blaring on the radio. I don’t have a whole lot of respect for Talk Radio personalities, because frankly, if a Great-Grandma in Big Lake, Alaska, has been able to learn what I have learned about the actual history of this country—-how is it that Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and Mark Levine don’t know?

(A) They didn’t ask. (B) They don’t give a rat’s pattutee.

In the first case, (A), if they didn’t ask— why not? I did. Seems obvious enough. Were they afraid to ask? Not intending to ask? Didn’t know how to ask?

In the second case, (B), if you don’t care about this country and its history and condition, how we got here and what it all means– what are you doing on the radio spouting off about things that you don’t understand and can’t shed light on because you don’t understand?

Logs in our eyes, indeed. Still, my husband listens faithfully to all sorts of news sources, including the aforesaid, so that’s how I came to be hunched over my steaming cup of java sorta-kinda listening to Sean Hannity.

He was ranting about something important, albeit, failing to put it into context. He was talking about how the FBI goons deliberately changed the language they used to let Hillary off the hook with their pre-investigation exoneration letter.

Instead of describing her actions leaving Top Secret State Department documents on a private unsecured server as “gross negligence” — which is the standard of the law allowing her to be prosecuted, the FBI sycophants deliberately described her actions as “extreme carelessness”.

Please tell me the difference between “gross negligence” and “extreme carelessness”? The only difference, it turns out, is that one is actionable under the law and the other isn’t.

So what if we call “murder” — as in the case of LaVoy Finicum– a “civilian casualty”? And we recast “ambush resulting in death” as “a failed arrest”?

It’s the same difference as between “gross negligence” and “extreme carelessness”. They amount to the same thing, but one is subject to prosecution under the law and the other is swept under the rug. Just based on words. Semantics. Lies. Half-truths. Spin. We are rummaging around in Satan’s closet again.

After once reading the entire Internal Revenue Code and deciphering it, I have developed a honed ability to recognize deceptive language at a hundred paces— and by far, the use of euphemisms to cloud or obscure the truth ranks first and foremost on the list of common sins. Dishonest language has become a plague.

We don’t die anymore. We “pass on”. We don’t get pregnant. We are in “the family way”. We don’t lie. We “fib”. We don’t make war, we “defend”—unless of course, it is a euphemistic war like “the war on drugs”. The weather isn’t changeable, it’s “partly cloudy”. Dogs and cats aren’t castrated. They are “neutered”. We aren’t grossly negligent. We are “extremely careless”.

The dark side of this dishonest misuse of language becomes obvious when you consider the impact that deliberate mislabeling can have on us and our country—and not just its misuse in letting criminals escape justice.

You aren’t an American. According to the Internal Revenue Code (written from the standpoint of the Federales) you are a “non-resident alien” (in the District of Columbia, that is). You aren’t an American. You are a “U.S. Citizen” or a “US CITIZEN” or a “United States citizen” — (and, nyah-nyah-nee-nyah-yah! — we don’t have to tell you which “US” or “U.S.” or “United States” we are talking about at any given moment.) You aren’t living here. You are “residing” here (according to THEM). You aren’t an American. You are a “taxpayer” which equals “Withholding Agent” which equals a “Warrant Officer” in the Queen’s Merchant Marine Service.

Who knew?

Do I look like a Warrant Officer in the Queen’s Merchant Marine Service to you? Would I, in my right mind, ever claim to be a Warrant Officer in the Queen’s Merchant Marine Service?

So I and millions of other Americans must be crazy and incompetent and need a lawyer to go to court and plead for us, because at one time or another we made the “mistake” of swearing under penalty of perjury that we were in fact Warrant Officers in the Queen’s Merchant Marine Service.

We thought we knew what the words “Withholding Agent” meant, but in fact, the definition was carefully kept hidden, and we were left to assume our way to perdition.

Who knew that for “federal purposes” the word “person” has meant “corporation” for a hundred and fifty years?

That for “federal purposes” the words “state”, “State”, and “United States” have meant “District of Columbia Municipal Corporation” for nearly as long?

Let’s try this out to find the real meaning: “UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT” actually translates as “DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MUNICIPAL CORPORATION DISTRICT COURT”. Ah, so.

Kinda puts an entirely different interpretation on things, doesn’t it? How about “State of New Jersey”?

That translates as “District of Columbia Municipal Corporation of New Jersey”.

I smelleth a rat, verily, a vermin of scaly tail and yellowed-teeth, a snot-gobbered foul brigand and cod-piece without merit. Or, to be more precise, I smell over 400 of them, all milling around and sweating under the Capitol Dome while their deceits pile up against them like so many piles of cow manure.

Sean Hannity was right to bring forward and comment on the deceit and ill-effect on justice that deliberately mislabeling “gross negligence” as “extreme carelessness” has, but he didn’t go far enough. That’s just one example, irking as it is—and the fact is that the same deliberate Satanic misuse of language has been employed to mis-characterize, defraud, disinherit, and prey upon this entire country and everyone in it.

If you want to look for examples of “Satanic Ritual Abuse” look no further than the most recent Webster’s Dictionary or try reading any part of the Federal Code. They have murdered our language and ground it up and ate it like cannibals, drank its blood and meaning, all while smiling at you and criticizing you for not being “politically correct”.

See this article and over 800 others on Anna’s website here:

http://www.annavonreitz.com

Olddogs Comments!

Long, Long ago I figured out that I was not smart enough to argue with a politician, mostly because I could not understand half of what they were talking about. Now I see the light and to my dying day I will thank Anna for screwing my head on straight. It was a simple operation that only took about a year of reading her articles, and now I am salivating for the opportunity to put one of these scum-bags in their rightful place. SO! Has it ever occurred to you folks reading this that she may well be the only real American left? God bless you ole gal!

Romans 1:18-25 King James Version (KJV)

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Well, no wonder the fagots in the media industry and government are upset!

 


Swiss Watchdog Group Council On Foreign Relations Controls U S News Outlets

02/08/2018
https://newswithviews.com/swiss-watchdog-group-council-on-foreign-relations-controls-u-s-news-outlets/

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By NWV Senior Political News Writer, Jim Kouri

Largely unbeknownst to the general public, many media executives and top journalists of almost all major US news outlets have long been members of the influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Established in 1921 as a private, bipartisan organization to “awaken America to its worldwide responsibilities”, the CFR and its close to 5000 elite members have for decades shaped U.S. foreign policy and public discourse about it. As one Council member famously explained, the goal has indeed been to establish a global Empire, albeit a “benevolent” one.

Based on official membership rosters, the following illustration for the first time depicts the extensive media network of the CFR and its two main international affiliate organizations: the Bilderberg Group (covering mainly the U.S. and Europe) and the Trilateral Commission (covering North America, Europe and East Asia), both established by Council leaders to foster elite cooperation at the international level.

In a column entitled “Ruling Class Journalists”, former Washington Post senior editor and ombudsman Richard Harwood once described the Council and its members approvingly as “the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States”

Harwood continued: “The membership of these journalists in the Council, however they may think of themselves, is an acknowledgment of their active and important role in public affairs and of their ascension into the American ruling class. They do not merely analyze and interpret foreign policy for the United States; they help make it. () They are part of that establishment whether they like it or not, sharing most of its values and world views.”

However, media personalities constitute only about five percent of the overall CFR network. As the following illustration shows, key members of the private Council on Foreign Relations have included:

  • several U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents of both parties;
  • almost all Secretaries of State, Defense, and the Treasury;
  • many high-ranking commanders of the U.S. military and NATO;
  • almost all National Security Advisors, CIA Directors, Ambassadors to the U.N., Chairs of the Federal Reserve, Presidents of the World Bank, and Directors of the National Economic Council;
  • some of the most influential Members of Congress (notably in foreign & security policy matters);
  • many top journalists, media executives, and entertainment industry directors;
  • many prominent academics, especially in key fields such as Economics, International Relations, Political Science, History, and Journalism;
  • many top executives of Wall Street, policy think tanks, universities, and NGOs;
  • as well as the key members of both the 9/11 Commission and the Warren Commission (JFK)

Eminent economist and Kennedy supporter, John K. Galbraith, confirmed the Council’s influence: “Those of us who had worked for the Kennedy election were tolerated in the government for that reason and had a say, but foreign policy was still with the Council on Foreign Relations people.”

And no less than John J. McCloy, the longtime chairman of the Council and advisor to nine U.S. presidents, told the New York Times about his time in Washington: “Whenever we needed a man we thumbed through the roll of the Council members and put through a call to New York.”

German news magazine Der Spiegel once described the CFR as the “most influential private institution of the United States and the Western world“ and a “politburo of capitalism”. Both the Roman-inspired logo of the Council (top right in the illustration above) as well as its slogan (ubique – omnipresent) appear to emphasize that ambition.

In his famous article about “The American Establishment”, political columnist Richard H. Rovere noted: “The directors of the CFR make up a sort of Presidium for that part of the Establishment that guides our destiny as a nation. () [I]t rarely fails to get one of its members, or at least one of its allies, into the White House. In fact, it generally is able to see to it that both nominees are men acceptable to it.”

Until recently, this assessment had indeed been justified. Thus, in 1993 former CFR director George H.W. Bush was followed by CFR member Bill Clinton, who in turn was followed by CFR “family member” George W. Bush. In 2008, CFR member John McCain lost against CFR candidate of choice, Barack Obama, who received the names of his entire Cabinet already one month prior to his election by CFR Senior Fellow (and Citigroup banker) Michael Froman.

Froman later negotiated the TTP and TTIP free trade agreements, before returning to the CFR as a Distinguished Fellow.

It was not until the 2016 election that the Council couldn’t, apparently, prevail.

At any rate, not yet.

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News With Views Senior Political News Writer, Jim Kouri. Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Email: COPmagazine@aol.com

 

 


Washington Threatens America and the World

02/08/2018

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/02/07/washington-threatens-america-world/

Paul Craig Roberts

When I look at news reports from whichever country, I see no awareness of the two most ominous developments in US history. One is the conspiracy between US security agencies, the US Department of Justice, the Democratic Party and the American print and TV media to overthrow the democratically elected president of the United States. With “Russiagate” we have been experiencing a coup against President Trump and American democracy. Although the Democrats’ Identity Politics cannot conceive of it, it is possible to be opposed to President Trump without believing that a police state coup against him is desireable.

The other ominous development is the just released US Nuclear Posture Review, which calls nuclear weapons “useable,” legitimizes their first use, and sets the stage for spending trillions of dollars acquiring more nuclear weapons when massive public needs go unmet and 10 percent of the existing US arsenal is sufficient to destroy all life on earth.

I have written about these extraordinary developments. See, for example, https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/02/05/will-conspiracy-trump-american-democracy-go-unpunished/ and https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/02/02/nuclear-posture-review/

As for the effect it has had, I might as well not have bothered. No government and no news organization of which I am aware has sounded the alarm that the CIA, FBI, DOJ, Democratic Party, and the entirety of the American print and TV media have been caught red-handed in a coup to overthrow the President of the United States, and nothing is being done about it. The coup cannot even be exposed, because the security agencies, media, and Democrats shout down the hard evidence. Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi were murdered on the basis of total lies, and now the President of the United States faces the same fate.

If the coup against Trump succeeds, the US will have made the full transition into a Gestapo Police State. America will have become the Fourth Reich.

As horrible as this prospect—courtesy of the CIA, FBI, Obama Department of Justice, Democratic Party, and presstitute media—is, the nuclear posture review is many times worse. During the long decades of the Cold War, no US government would have released a nuclear posture review that legitimized the first use of nuclear weapons against any opponent. The US did have some crazed generals, such as Lemnitzer and Curtis LeMay who were Dr. Strangelove figures, and there was a James Bond movie about an equally crazed, but fictional, Soviet general.

Even 55 years ago crazed generals such as Lemnitzer were too powerful to be fired. President John F. Kennedy was limited to reassigning Lemnitzer, who pressed JFK to adopt a 9/11-type false flag operation known as Operation Northwoods (look it up online) and to launch a preemptive nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. It unnerved President Kennedy when he realized that he had an insane Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but Kennedy stood up to him. President Trump failed to stand up to the neoconized Dr. Strangeloves of our time when Trump endorsed the Pentagon’s new nuclear posture review. Compared to JFK, Trump is milktoast.

The new American nuclear posture review is a neoconservative document that has within it the destruction of all life on earth. The insane people responsible for this document are those in the policy positions to implement it. It gives us the paradox that an American president elected in part by his professed intent to normalize relations with Russia has signed off on a posture review that tells Russia and China that Washington has a policy that permits a first strike against them. Clearly, this is not normalizing relations.

Already Russia has experienced a quarter century of American deceit and duplicity. President Gorbachev was promised in exchange for Soviet agreement to the unification of Germany that Washington would not move NATO one inch to the East. But the Clinton Regime moved NATO to Russia’s very border. The George W. Bush Regime withdrew from the anti-ballistic missile treaty. The Obama Regime placed ABM missiles on Russia’s border. And now the Trump Regime tells Russia and China that they are subject to surprise nuclear attack.

Never in the history of mankind has a more reckless, irresponsible, destabilizing act, one that threatens the entirely of humanity, been committed. It is dificult to imagine a government, even one as criminally insane as the US government, telling nuclear powers such as Russia and China that they are subject to US suprise nuclear attack.

Yet the American media is cheering. USA Today declares: “Trump’s plan for nuclear weapons makes sense.” https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/02/06/trumps-plan-nuclear-weapons-makes-sense-ohanlon-column/305390002/

The Hill, a Washington publication, thinks that threatening Russia and China with a first strike is a reasonable step: http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/372301-trump-nuclear-posture-sets-forth-reasoned-steps-to-ensure

Presstitute CNBC, completely ignoring Washington’s provocative nuclear posture and provocative pursuit of even more nuclear weapons and delivery capabilities, focuses attention on North Korea as the real threat. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/06/us-warns-on-growing-nuclear-arsenals-of-china-russia-north-korea.html

When a country intent on world hegemony, as the US clearly is, has a media so compliant with its war intention, the rest of the world had better be on guard. There is no internal check whatsoever on Washington’s aggression toward the world.

Where are the protest voices of the Europeans, the Canadians, the British, the Australians, the Japanese, the South Americans, the Africans, India and Asia? Where are even the voices of Russia and China? If they exist at all they are hidden behind Russian pretensions of “our Western partners,” and Chinese greed for more profits.

The voices do not exist.

Truth is not good news. It doesn’t reassure people or make them feel good. People who don’t feel safe don’t go into debt in order to be able to spend money and make profits for the capitalists who own the news and the governments and the businesses.

Armageddon will bring debt forgiveness, thus reviving an economy that will no longer exist, as no one will be here to pay or to collect the debts.


150 Years of Non-Performance

02/07/2018
http://www.paulstramer.net/2018/02/150-years-of-non-performance.html

By Anna Von Reitz

Immediately after the Civil War, the Democratic Party led the attacks on the freed plantation slaves. The history shows that they systematically resisted the drive to give black men the vote, resisted the effort to distribute homestead land to blacks, and ultimately spearheaded the plot to “confer federal citizenship” on the former plantation slaves, thereby making them the first victims of the corporate franchise system that has all but overtaken the whole country today.

Now, I don’t believe in political parties any more than I believe in Federal Reserve Notes, so let’s begin by saying that I openly despise the “Two Party System” — with the emphasis on “System” and just because I am anti-Democrat does not prevent me from being anti-Republican as well.

Both the modern political parties that have dominated and decimated our public life for a hundred years got their start in my home state— Wisconsin. Why Wisconsin? Because a large number of German Communists who were kicked out of Germany following the 1848 Worker’s Rebellion eventually settled in Wisconsin and brought along the “Hegelian Dialectic” and the political party system with them.

Political parties of the kind we have now are a Communist invention, designed according to the Satanic Pillars— just set up two goal posts, two teams, and push the sheep back and forth between them forever: black and white, Democrat and Republican, Israeli and Palestinian….. divide and conquer.

This dualism is being set up on purpose and exploited to keep people in a constant state of “war”— because the parasites gain power and money from it. No other reason.

It therefore stands to reason then that no substantial worthwhile changes come from political parties in this country. Massive political actions like the peace movement and the civil rights movement have been the only source of actual change— not political parties.

That’s because the political parties aren’t here to make changes or improve anything. They are here to enforce the status quo and keep all the old fights going, like cooks simmering so many pots. They don’t profit from actually solving problems or promoting peace. So they promise the world and deliver diddly-squat and the “next election” never comes.

People swallow the Big Lie that it is the fault of the Democrats or it is the fault of the Republicans and keep waiting for that next election, when in fact, the real fault lies with us and our willingness to put up with this horse hooey longer than five minutes.This Eternal Nothing-Burger with Whipped Cream on Top is what this political system is designed to produce, just like a Whoopee Cushion Factory produces Whoopee Cushions. It isn’t broken. It’s designed this way. On purpose.

It has been 150 years, and the poor people are still face down picking crap with the chickens. Trillions of dollars have been spent and we have nothing to show for it. No future that’s better than the past.

So you can stop waiting for the next election and stop looking to Washington DC for the answers, because the only real answers are in you— in your vision of justice, in your solutions to the problems, in your will to make this a world that is worth living in.

As my Mother said, “You need to get on your knees before you take a stand, and when you take a stand, make sure they know you aren’t going to run.”

That’s the American Way. That’s the only way that things get done. Enough people have to wake up and be fed up — and stop believing that its “the Democrats” or its “the Republicans”.

This isn’t two sides in a debate. This is our country, our lives, our government—and our combined future at stake.

See this article and over 800 others on Anna’s website here:

http://www.annavonreitz.com


Why Incorporating and Privatizing Government is Evil

02/06/2018
http://www.paulstramer.net/2018/02/why-incorporating-and-privatizing.html

By Anna Von Reitz

The main reason that incorporating and privatizing government is evil is that it mixes public and private functions in an inappropriate and ultimately irresponsible way.

Think about it for five seconds.

What is the goal of any private, for-profit corporation? To make money.

What is the goal of any public, non-profit organization supposed to be? To provide service.

What do you get when you mix the two? The equivalent of Exxon with a license to sell you any service they want to sell, provide any service they want to provide, and charge you as much as they please for it.

It’s the ultimate soft-racketeering machine, like the old magazine subscription scam on steroids.

You order one magazine subscription fair and square. The publisher sends you three sample magazines “for free”– but if you don’t promptly and actively say — “Thanks, but no thanks!” — you are on the hook to pay for three more magazine subscriptions you never wanted, plus the one you did order.

That’s how the corporate government has been working, too. Selling you more and more and more services, at their own behest, at their own rates. And nobody has been minding the store close enough and acting with enough authority to say the big fat “NO!” that is necessary to prevent this from happening.

So Tony and George and Sam all get together and decide — as your “representatives” — that you want a new prison industries investment to provide you the service of incarcerating more criminals. They charge you for building the new prison facility and staffing it and providing “external security” for it, they set up contracts with other in-house service providers to profit off the prisoner’s labor, and then they set up 80,000,000 statutes so that they can arrest practically anyone for anything, and as a final service, they arrest you, steal the value of your life and labor for a period of years, and charge you –heavily– for this service, too.

Gee, isn’t it great, all this public service? They quickly and quietly forget who is paying for all this service, because they are too busy stuffing their own pockets and padding their cronies pockets, too.

You wanted this service, didn’t you? Your “representatives” ordered it and charged it to your room service number…. so what’s another $600 million boondoggle?

What’s that you say? You don’t see this as a service to you? Especially since the police and prison guards aren’t there to protect you and your assets anymore? They are on the take to protect the corporation(s) leeching off of you instead?

But you gave away your proxy to these yahoos who voted “for” you. You consented to this. Hey, Babe, you kept the extra magazines. You participated in their elections. You sent these guys to Congress to “serve” in your name…..

So they get to spend your money on business opportunities for themselves in the name of serving you, and you wind up being “served”— mostly for lunch.

That is the short version of why mixing public service with private greed is a recipe for disaster. The “service” quickly gets turned around to serve The Company and the astonished people find themselves on the receiving end of humongous, inflated, totally irresponsible bills for services that they don’t want, don’t need, didn’t order, and often can’t recognize as services at all.

There is nobody left to defend you from these white collar predators, because they are all working for the same Company, bent on increasing their profits at any cost — and its all your cost.

Because these organizations are all incorporated, they just spend your credit to the moon, then seek bankruptcy protection for themselves after off-loading their corporate assets to new subsidiaries, and naming you as the surety standing good for all this.

It’s like having Cousin Bubba go on a three-week bender at the most expensive casino on Earth and charging it all to your credit card, because you were stupid enough to let him have access to your wallet.

There’s no real consequence for them. They just go bankrupt with very little left on the table, and like those stores that have endless “Going Outta Business!” liquidation sales, and keep right on chugging, these guys do the same. All at your expense.

What’s that you say, Mama? You don’t recall ordering any solid gold bathroom faucets? Well, I am sure it’s in the missing Department of Defense Itemized Budget somewhere.

“One dishonorable man is a disgrace, two dishonorable men are a law firm, and three or more are a Congress….” — John Adams

See this article and over 800 others on Anna’s website here:

http://www.annavonreitz.com