Public confidence in the performance of Congress has been rock bottom for years. Over the last several decades, respect for
the profession of lawmakers is maintained by those in office, beholden to their legislation or aspiring strivers who want
to carve out a career of being on the government payroll. For actual taxpayers who carry the freight of an expanding leviathan,
the prospects of reversing this course has never been put into motion. Only bigger budgets and higher debt seems to be the
only agreement that the two party travesty of representation can muster. When it comes to settling intramural disputes, the
showmanship of bitter disparity succumbs to the basic motive that bonds all politicians; namely, get re-elected.
Back in the late 1960's and early 1970's, your friendly neighbors gathered around
the television set to watch the F.B.I. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. play the All-American Inspector Lewis Erskine. J. Edgar Hoover "took pains to protect the image of his beloved FBI" so when he finally gave his seal of approval to ABC's
request for a series that simply would be called The FBI; you know that the scripts would reinforce the Bureau as the preeminent
law enforcement organization. Well, back in the day, the public impression was that of a law enforcement outfit functioning
as their name implies; INVESTIGATIONS.
From OSS to CIA Ongoing Clash with Military Intelligence
For all those supporters of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's
war, many admire the exploits of the OSS in Europe. While historians for the allied legions adopt the account that circumstances
dictated the creation and use of the British, Special Operations Executive, which Churchill proclaimed, to 'set Europe aflame'; the precedent left a heritage of intervention that few ever
warned about the nature of counter-offensive missions. Gathering intelligence on adversaries is valid and even necessary to
defend your country. However, to establish contingents of lethal assassins is a fundamental departure from intelligence procurement.
During World War II the American version of clandestine operations put into motion a competing and dangerous rival to the
traditional role of military intelligence.
Liberals are losing their
War of Terror on America
What do the latest London radical Islamic terrorist attacks have in common with
the liberal/progressive anti-American cultural assault that has gone into extreme hyper drive with the election of Donald
Trump as President? Only an apologist for the "politically correct" cancer that has infected Western Civilization
would deny that allowing Wahhabism to infiltrate Europe and the US, while establishing the growing practices of Sharia law,
is suicidal. Yet you will seldom see or read any criticism of the demonic Talmudic pedagogies and practices that have
corrupted and perverted any moral claim that the loony left would make. Both factions are engaged in political Armageddon,
based upon a false and demented orthodoxy. They profess submission. The Wahhabi-Salafis to Allah the other acceptance of a Halakhah distortion that justifies their professed superiority.
Since the abolishment of the draft, volunteers have manned the military. By
professional armed services standards, this conversion has produced the most efficient and competitive war machine ever. However,
what escapes this simplistic viewpoint is that the forces deployed "To Kill People and Break Things", are used to
expand and perpetuate an empire, while forgoing an actual defense of our nation. Decisions to police the world are made by
non elected agencies, who essentially formulate the detailed policies that shed the blood of soldiers and drain the treasure
of the country. Presidents and politicians talk about the hard determinations to place service personnel in harm's way, but
it is the military-industrial-complex that does the grunt work in staging the logistics and directing what theater of operations
the grand imperial military can operate.
In an age where the accounts of history are no longer taught or the chronicles
of past generations are lost to the consciousness of the current culture; all that is left is a fairy tale of deception designed
to confuse, indoctrinate and eliminate critical thinking. Astute students of the War of Northern Aggression understand that
the cessation of hostilities set into motion the forces of imperialism and the perversion of a Constitution with the addition
of harmful amendments. Liberty was the primary causality of all the bloodshed and the institution of a totalitarian statist
regime became the permanent outcome of the conflict.
the complex relationships that make up human endeavors permeates every aspect of society and politics. The ability to be informed
about events is a basic motivation to search out news about what is exactly happening in the world we all live in. Journalism
purports to report the first draft of history. In practice the press and media coverage is systemically bereft of relevant
facts and completely void of objectivity. The currency of the realm is trust for all journalists. Their collective credibility
is bankrupt for a very simple reason; their newscasts are based upon lies, newspeak and intentional deception.
The book, American Amnesia by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson is a pathetic attempt to distort
history to support a psychopathic adoration for the merits of massive government. The theme of the dissertation is the rejection
of the Thomas Jefferson axiom, “The Government is best when it governs least.” For this duo of academic establishment
apologists, the Twentieth century under Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a great success. Coming out of the
Yale citadel and the bedlam known as Berkeley, these two mentally challenged government sycophants are a pristine example
why engagement with such progressive professors is a journey into the warped minds of historic irrationality.
Amazon is a Destroyer of Jobs and the Merchant Economy
If this is progress, just how much more can our economy afford? The myth of
cheap prices, conveniently seldom factors in the structural costs to society. Building an all inclusive monopoly based upon
minimal employees and predatory prices ignores the long anti-trust history that helped create the middle class. The last fifty
years has demonstrated the systemic retreat from family prosperity, which has produced a vast disproportionate of wealth among
the fewer haves and the growing have-nots. The enormous accumulation of market share that Amazon has steamrolled under the
hypnosis of ease in selection of products, placing orders, timely deliveries, and most of all; cheapest pricing has caused
the demise of much of traditional retail commerce.
The Treasury Secretary chimes in on what any market watcher should know instinctively. Mnuchin talks tech: 'I don't understand these valuations', yet the price on promises and future expectation of earnings has a large amount
of the equity speculators and computerized trading in a crisis of sanity. Avoiding the fundamental relationship that a stock
value is based upon the ability of a company to turn a profit, has become the hottest investment hoax since Bernard Madoff
was pitching his Ponzi scheme. Uber, Snapchat and Twitter may be high flyers for the smart set, but for rational venture capitalists,
plunking down gambles on risky enterprises that only feed on publicity hype is a sure bet on going broke.
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