Sunday, April 27, 2014

Net Neutrality Is Critical to Human Freedom

So, the FCC is set to allow Comcast to play favorites in Internet traffic.

Since three of the FCC's key members are nothing more than slave-agents to Comcast and its allies, it should be no surprise that they acted on behalf of their true masters to seize control of the Internet and attempt to turn it into a vast collection of walled gardens with velvet ropes and VIP sections. This is nothing more than an outright power grab on a global medium under the color of "free trade". Everyone, worldwide, is immediately and directly affected by this scam- and everyone needs to threaten bloody murder (literally, as in "Anonymous will find where you fuckers live, tell everyone, and then mobs will descend on you and butcher you like the pigs you are") to stop this because that's what it will take to stop this.

Do you like being able to set up your own little online business and engage in international commerce with the entire planet? This decision will FUCK YOU IN THE ASS. Do you like being able to buy from those businesses? FUCKED IN THE ASS. Communicate with the entire planet, about all sorts of topics? FUCKED. ASS.

Do you like being able to get information about something happening in someplace distant from you from people who are there, that you trust, without have to deal with some bullshit "official narrative"? You, buddy, are GOING TO GET FUCKED FIRST. That's what is in Comcast's sights, since Comcast is a media company that's deeply embedded with the Anglo-American Establishment through chains of corporate ownership; no more RT, no more PressTV, no more Dude On The Ground w/ a Reddit Account doing AMAs, no more citizen news reporting, no more of any of that. Why? Because those outlets are going to get throttled to oblivion, and when folks resort to the Dark Net to compensate the next step will be to make use of a VPN a criminal offense in itself using piracy and terrorism as their covers; more people get nailed, jailed, and then nailed while in jail. The first step in a police state crackdown is to choke uncontrolled information conduits.

Comcast WILL play favorites, by that I mean that Comcast will run a protection racket. "Nice business you got here. Sure would be a shame if you lacked the bandwidth to handle it." Comcast will pick winners and losers, and take bribes to influence its picks. It intends to fully adapt to the Internet Age by making the Internet into Cable, and that's putting it nicely; putting it bluntly is to say that Comcast fully intends to control what you see, how you see it, when, where, and how- and take bribes to influence each and every one of those steps. Like Raw Story? Better hope they paid the protection fee. Into InfoWars? Likewise. Your favorite YouTube, Twitch, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Netflic, Hulu, HBO Go, or other video/streaming sites? Better hope that they can somehow pay more per month (or whatever) than the MPAA and RIAA over throttling their connections. Like buying the latest Gundam model straight from Japan? Better hope that Paypal and Hobby Japan are current on their payments. Are you into Bitcoin or its competitors? Each and every one of them will have to cough up the protection money or get fucked. Like buying PC games over Steam or Origin? Ditto.

Your autonomy, your freedom of association, your power to direct your life in all things is DIRECTLY UNDER ATTACK by this move.

Your online banking, if it's not one of the Too Bigs, will get throttled to death if Comcast gets its way. Your ability to make use of services like LegalZoom, or your county/city libraries, or your university services, are also under attack. It does not matter if you think you have nothing to hide, or if you're within legal limits. You are being treated like a child here, as if you are too fucking retarded or insane to handle your own affairs, and until you stand up and defend your natural rights by any means necessary you will be treated like a retarded child by those who think themselves your masters.

So, for those inclined to stay within the bullshit systems of government increasingly revealed as nothing more than leg-breakers for corporate-centered elite interests, lean on your national governments. Lean hard; make it crystal clear that those in office now WILL NOT STAY IN OFFICE so long as Net Neutrality is not sacrosanct world-wide. Lean on every last NGO that you can, no matter what they're about. Their ability to freely communicate are just as threatened as yours or mine by this move, so they too are directly and immediately affected by it, and therefore they too have a vested interest in seeing it taken out by the woodshed and clubbed to death with a baseball bat. They really don't want to pay protection money just to do business at all, so they're better off fighting it than going along with it. Lean on every for-profit business you can. All concerns great and small are better off fighting this than siding with it, but especially small businesses and those not favored by these mega-corporations such as Comcast: Apple, Google, Samsung, Toshiba, Sony, Smith & Wesson, Winchester, Gollanz, Amazon, Kodak, and so many more are ALL better off with Net Neutrality as a sacred pillar of world civilization.

Lean, people. Lean good and hard. Especially those of you outside of the United States, LEAN DAMMIT. The Obama Administration will fold faster than Superman on laundry day if a critical mass of foreign governments, especially European and Far Eastern ones, turn out for Net Neutrality as an untouchable principle of both world trade and world civilization. (Sure, hypocricy abounds, but that's a post for another day.) Translate and spread this post everywhere you want to link or repost it. (Just link it back here and attribute properly; credit where credit is due.)

But we need a Plan B, and that plan is this: take advantage of the accelerating velocity of technological development, especially where the Internet is concerned, and support ALL efforts to take this capacity for a thing like Comcast (or a government, for that matter) to acquire and use such control. Render the threat obsolete. Internet technology moves far, far faster than governments can legislate or regulate and we need to exploit this fact to ensure the continued survival of a free and open network. We must see this move as damage, and route around it ASAP. Cut out the bastards, and continue out without them.

The logical consequence of this is an increased movement towards a practical global anarchy as the ability for people to organize themselves to fulfill their needs and express their desires will show more and more people just how irrelevant corporations and governments really are- and that we need to kick both of them to the curb if Mankind is to move on to its full maturity as both a species and as a collection of free and independent individuals. This move is a direct threat to world freedom; it is slavery in action.

We can't fulfill the increasing trend towards decentralization of all human life, and the empowerment of common people, if this goes through; it has to stop, NOW, just like SOPA and PIPA got stopped or everyone that is not Them loses. Empire must fall.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Red Ice Radio - Ingunn Sigursdatter - Norway: Happiest Country on Earth Myth

Their Description: "Ingunn Sigurdsdatter, was born into a religious and politically active family. Her grandfather was a prominent Norwegian politician for 20 years and head of the Leftist Party. She has degrees in languages & social sciences. She has founded and co-founded three companies, taught at university, high school and alternative school. Ingunn also co-authored a book for children about Thor Heyerdahls crossing of the Pacific Ocean in a balsa fleet.
She'll discuss her profound change in direction that resulted in the decision to turn in her passport to the city mayor and relinquish her citizenship, causing much commotion in the national media. We'll discuss the nefarious side of the praised Scandinavian social democracy. She'll explain how Scandinavian society is engineered to create a citizen that loves their servitude and defends the state at all costs because they cannot see life without it. She points how Norway is The Brave New World.
We'll also discuss the government pension fund of Norway and the corporatization of the state turning human resource into a range of products to be sold on the market. In the second hour, Ingunn shares what happened when the Norwegian police showed up at her door because she was making and selling food without a permit. Later, we talk about unplugging from the system, anarchy, the Vikings and pre-Christian society in the Scandinavian countries. We'll talk about why the Nordic countries have been so fiercely opposed and sought to be controlled."

Thursday, April 24, 2014

No More Net Neutrality? - #NewWorldNextWeek

Red Ice Radio - Catherine Austin Fitts - Hour 1 - Secret Space Program & The Black Budget

Their Description: "Catherine Austin Fitts is the Founder and President of Solari. She served as Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of the Wall Street investment bank, Dillon, Read & Co., Inc. She also served as Assistant Secretary of Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner at HUD in the first Bush Administration and was the President and Founder of Hamilton Securities Group, Inc.
We'll discuss if financial fraud and market manipulations are actually mechanisms for financing the black budget and if centralized governance is necessitated by high-tech secrecy. There may be as much as $100 trillion dollars worth of hardware flying the skies powered by anti-gravity and field-propulsion technologies. This has significant implications for the ownership and design of manufacturing and energy infrastructure on planet earth. It also has connections to trillions of dollars which are "missing" from defense and domestic agency accounts (as reported by official financial reports of the US government).
To the extent that the US taxpayer has financed this technology (or its reverse-engineering) why should private corporations own it on a secret basis? The financial fortunes and geopolitical power involved are significant. If you control these technologies, you possess weaponry sufficient to engineer a financial coup d'Etat and to centralize control of the entire global financial system. In the member's hour, we'll speak more on UFOs, the expansion of the control grid and trails of the black budget."

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Remains a Threat to Freedom Everywhere

I'm reposting the body of an article from Open Media originally published on November 13th of last year. Nothing in this article has changed yet.

This morning WikiLeaks released secret documents that have confirmed an extreme Internet censorship plan is being pushed behind closed doors as part of the International Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Over 100,000 people from around the world have already spoken through an online campaign at Internet freedom group OpenMedia reviewed the nearly 100 pages of highly classified documents released to the public to discover extreme Internet censorship provisions, including secret transnational censorship courts that would override national laws. The documents focus on the highly contentious Intellectual Property chapter, which negotiators from the 12 participating countries have struggled with since their talks first began. This leak signals the first time the public or media have had access to the draft text since a previous leak in 2011. Throughout the entirety of the TPP, the deal has been negotiated behind closed doors by trade bureaucrats and industry lobbyists. The leaked chapter also confirms that the most aggressive censorship rules have been pushed by media conglomerates in the United States. The text also identifies which countries have agreed to specific policies, as well as which countries have pushed back. The release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. Decision makers from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Peru, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States are expected to be in attendance. Internet freedom group OpenMedia is calling for Obama and other TPP heads of state to make a firm public commitment to pull Internet censorship provisions from the TPP. “The leaked TPP documents confirmed our greatest fears,” says OpenMedia Executive Director Steve Anderson “The TPP’s Internet censorship plan could knock whole families off the Internet and censor web content from view. Over 100,000 have spoken out against the secretive and extreme Internet censorship plan and we want a firm commitment by all TPP heads of state to pull these provisions immediately. As it stands this agreement has no place in the 21st Century.” Burcu Kilic, an intellectual property expert with Fair Deal member Public Citizen, had this to say about the big media-inspired proposals in the leaked draft, “...think about the SOPA debacle – to limit Internet freedom and access to educational materials, to force Internet providers to act as copyright enforcers and to cut off people’s Internet access. These proposals are deeply unpopular worldwide.”

The full article can be found here. The full article includes links to sources and other useful follow-ons to this article body. This shit directly affects you. Do you play any online games? You're affected. Got Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime? You're affected. Like YouTube? Affected. Deal in any form of online commerce? Affected. Deal in any form of electronic publishing? Affected. Online marketing? Affected. Everything you're into is directly affected. You have a direct, immediate, and personal stake in killing this treaty. Get on it, NOW.

Radio 3Fourteen - Robert Guffey - Cryptoscatology: Conspiracy Theory as Art Form

Their Description: "Robert Guffey is the author of the nonfiction book Cryptoscatology: Conspiracy Theory as Art Form. He's published numerous short stories, articles and interviews in a wide range of magazines and anthologies. He's currently a lecturer in the Department of English at California State University—Long Beach. In the beginning of the interview, Robert tells how he became a Freemason and what led him into the field of conspiracy theory. He'll explain why he compares the field of conspiracy theory to classical mythology. We also talk about how conspiracy theory it littered with the carcasses of sincere truth seekers who failed in their search. Then, we discuss the conspiratorial side of the educational system, political correctness and the war on the imagination. Later, Robert talks about intelligence agents involved in the sci-fi genre. The hour ends with a story about a man who experienced the phenomena known as gangstalking."

You folks who can get Tom Secker's attention should direct him to this episode. I think that this guy's right up his alley.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

From RT: 'Kids die, govt lie!' Ex-mayor exposes real scale of radiation in Fukushima (FULL INTERVIEW)

From RT: "Nearly three years ago, Fukushima nuclear plant disaster forced thousands out of their homes. This also led to deaths of many more. Tokyo claims the effects are all but gone; however disturbing facts sometimes rise to the surface. To shed some light on the mystery of Fukushima Sophie Shevardnadze talks to former mayor Katsutaka Idogawa."

Monday, April 21, 2014

Meta-Weaponised Fiction - ClandesTime 028

Tom Secker describes it thusly: "This week I take a look at four films that incorporate notions of weaponised fiction into their dialogue and storylines. The concepts of predictive programming and the copycat effect, as well as other similar techniques, are identified in four movies from the 1990s -- two mystery thrillers (The Usual Suspects and Basic Instinct), a satirical drama (Six Degrees of Separation) and a sci-fi horror (The Faculty). I look at each of these films, highlighting these elements and explaining some of the real background stories than inspired these works. I round off by talking about the future of this podcast."

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nuclear Warfare in the "New Cold War"

It's Easter Sunday today. I'm going to spend some time with the folks, and remember why I keep doing this.

So, no essay today. Instead, I'm embedding James Corbett's Backgrounder report for Global Research; that's what's referred to the title above.

Here's his Description: "As the world's attention turns to events in eastern Europe, rising tensions between the world's nuclear superpowers is once again raising the specter of the cold war. And just as in the cold war, this conflict, too, brings with it the prospect of nuclear warfare. Find out more about the nuclear threat in this week's GRTV Backgrounder."

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Eyeopener Report: A Brief History of SSRI Shootings

James Corbett's latest Eyeopener report for BoilingFrogsPost: "SSRI stands for Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitor, and it is a class of drugs that is often used to treat depression and anxiety. It includes Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil and a host of other commonly prescribed antidepressants. And the perpetrators of a raft of school shootings, mass murders and other violent incidents in recent years have been taking them.
Although the drug manufacturers are quick to downplay this connection as anecdotal or coincidental, mounting scientific evidence points to a strong correlation between the use of psychiatric drugs in general, and SSRIs in particular, and violent behavior.
Find out more about this correlation and its implications in the treatment of mental illness in this week's edition of The Eyeopener."

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Season of Sacrifice & The New Age Religion Debunked

Description: "On this edition of Down The Rabbit Hole, Popeye welcomes back to the broadcast friend, and occulted knowledge specialist Mark Passio. The two of them cover a few topics tonight. Starting off they get into "The Season of Sacrifice" that takes place every year in the beginning of April, and it's origins. They showcase how many different tragedies have happened during this time period. Then they expose the the new age movement for what it is. Make sure to tune into this powerful, and insightful broadcast."

Conspiracies Go Mainstream? - #NewWorldNextWeek

Thursday, April 17, 2014

(Corbett Report) The Great Decoupling: How the West is Engineering its Own Downfall

Normally, I don't repost entire articles. Not happening here either; below is the opening and Corbett's reason for publicly posting it. The full article is here, and worth reading. I waited on posting this because the man deserves some consideration over forgoing this being exclusive to his subscribers, but this is hardly a thing that's going to become irrelevant in a few days.

Corbett's Note: "Editor’s Note: This is an article from The Corbett Report Subscriber, the weekly e-newsletter for members of Please support this website and this work by signing up for a Corbett Report membership today for as little as 100 Japanese Yen ($1 US) per month."

by James Corbett April 12, 2014

Reports out of Moscow indicate that Russia is on the verge of signing the “holy grail” of gas deals with China. The deal between Russian state-owned gas firm Gazprom and Beijing would see as much as 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year flowing through the first proposed Russia-China pipeline by 2018. The agreement has apparently been in the works for years, but recent events on Moscow’s western flank (read: the Ukrainian situation) has moved the timetable on the plan up dramatically, with the last sticking point being the price. If the deal is signed next month during Putin’s state visit to China, as many analysts are speculating will happen, it will be a significant event not only economically, but geopolitically.

Given the fact that Russia, the world’s largest gas producer, and China, the world’s largest gas consumer, are neighbors it would be logical to assume that a gas pipeline between the two countries already exists. But logic and geopolitics seldom mix, and tensions between the two formerly communist countries (however one characterizes China’s current political and economic system) have remained ever since border disputes brought Moscow and Beijing to the brink of war in the 1960s. Establishing a gas link would thus be a very powerful signal of the growing understanding between the Russian bear and the Chinese dragon that their future lies more with each other than it does with a NATO-backed alliance that is increasingly encircling and isolating them.

Speaking of logic, this latest deal, if it is signed after all, would only be the logical extension of all of the moves toward cooperation between Russia, China and their ex-Soviet satellites that we’ve been seeing in recent years.

(Full article linked above.)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Truth About the BLM - Bundy Ranch Dispute Explained

Brought to my attention from the man who runs the Military Arms Channel on YouTube. This is MAC's description, but the video belongs to another man, who goes by the handle embedded in the video below. MAC said: "If you want the background information on the situation in Clark County, NV, therealTripleB outlines it in this video. For those that think Bundy is little more than a scofflaw who is deserving of the treatment by federal agents (BLM), you might want to watch this video in its entirety. ".

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wrong is Right - ClandesTime 027

Tom Secker's latest episode is good: "In this special roundtable edition I talked with both Pearse Redmond and Aaron Franz about the film Wrong is Right- a 1982 political conspiracy thriller/black comedy. We looked at the inevitable intelligence connections to the film, its weird melange of prophetic memes and predictive programming, its very strange psychological techniques (which the dialogue even refers to at points) and try to figure out what the purpose and meaning behind the film really is. This is quite an anarchic and at time very funny conversation, though I strongly recommend you watch the film before watching/listening to this episode."

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Contest More. Protest Less.

So, the whole Bundy Ranch thing has--for now--had the Feds back off, for now. Good.

While there are people talking about the Bureau of Land Management, about the Feds swiftly resorting to incapacitive violence, and especially talking about Senator Reed's connections to a Chinese concern's desire to use the land for their energy operations--and they should--what I find interesting is so much protesting and not enough contesting.

Sure, having hundreds (if not the reported thousands) of militia show up armed and ready was nice to see, but even that is more protest than contest. The latter is what needs doing if this is NOT to end with shots fired and a clusterfuck of a firefight, and I'm not at all certain that this is desired by the folks (pro and con) most invested in the fight.

As Max Igan (whose latest video goes over this; embedded below) explains, when you protest you grant substance to the phantom system because you treat it as legitimate- it's the act of a child whining to their parents. When you contest, you're undermining claims of legitimacy and validity in the system as you question--and I mean that the way that Mike Wallace is infamous for, so no softballs here--because you're questioning things that a protest assumes to be so.

Asking questions such as "Under what authority do you presume to have the power to do that?" works on multiple levels. First, it's psychological; it is the act of an adult addressing someone apparently getting out of line, and it does NOT presume that the action is legitimate a priori. Second, it's political; it demonstrates that you have some awareness that this is about the relationship of the individual to others akin to himself, either by direct contact or by proxy via agents. Third, it is tactical; you're taking a superior position right away that can be used later to defend yourself from attack- either by someone doing wrong by physical violence, or someone doing wrong by political or legal violence. (This is also why you record all such interactions; He Said/She Said is still a thing. It's also why you don't go alone; having someone to watch your back is good sense.)

So, the first question should be "How can you presume to exert control over land that you do not own?" The answer, inevitably, is that the aforementioned government agency does assert ownership of the land; "public" isn't public at all, not as it is commonly comprehended or defined. "Public" means "government", and "government" is merely "privately owned by the government entity"- it is exactly the same in practice as "The King's Forest" and operated as such. This claim of de facto private ownership means that the BLM, on behalf of the Federal Government, exerts the powers behind the rights of any other land ownership as well as the powers claimed via legislation and regulation (i.e. dudes writing shit down and saying "Because we said so! Right here on this piece of paper!" and acting as if it's not just the same as the rules to Dungeons & Dragons).

The second question, then, becomes "How can you claim ownership over land that was not lawfully traded to you, according to Natural and Common Law, or gotten by way of homesteading?" and inevitably that will come down to "Because we say so, and we have the guns." because there was no such trade and no such homesteading. The most honest will say "Right of Conquest", which means "We lied, cheated, and killed to take this land so fuck you" and outs the Feds as nothing more than an organized crime syndicate with good publicity. The rest will point to their piles of statutes and regulations, much like a rules lawyer in D&D will point to the rulebooks, and state "Because the rules say so." and flip the table (use guns) if compliance isn't forthcoming.

The third question, therefore, becomes "How can you claim to possess powers that natural individuals do not, and yet say that you represent the people--that you are their agents, and therefore derived ALL of your powers from them--whom you are now threatening to kill?" and there is no honest answer other than "We don't; we made that shit up." because that's the reality of the situation.

That's the power of contesting, and why it beats protesting. If you contest, you force the exposure of Empire's false doctrines behind the behavior of the Thralls. It is still the belief that Government is somehow superior, that the people are still Serfs or Slaves to be controlled or culled, which is behind these acts of overreach. It is this contesting of claims which pushes them into outing their true positions, and when done in a manner that takes into account the reality that they are likely to just say "THEY'RE COMING RIGHT FOR US!" and open fire to solve the problem with a hail of lead (by having the means to make that option far more trouble than it's worth, as is the case with the Bundy Ranch), and coupled with the ability to show the world in real time via the Internet (both the easy stuff, and especially via the Darknet), we now have the means to chip away at Empire in ways that heretofore were impossible. Make Empire fall.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

"New" Cold War, Same Old Tricks - BFP Roundtable #05

Corbett again participates in the BFP Roundtable: "The BFP Roundtable convenes once again, as Peter B. Collins, Guillermo Jimenez, James Corbett, and Sibel Edmonds unite to discuss the Russia-NATO conflict over Ukraine, the false choice of the "new cold war," the Turkish connection to last year's Syrian false flag, and the fact that Seymour Hersh needs to retire. For more information on these and other topics, please stay tuned to"

SOLA 7.3 The Federal Reserve Act

Friday, April 11, 2014

Libya War: What They Don't Want You to Know

Corbett, for BoilingFrogsPost: "We are taught all our lives that our modern political systems are "by and for the people." In order to justify taking us to war, then, our misleaders have to convince us that war is not a racket, as General Smedley Butler revealed, and is not for the benefit of the industrialists who sell the munitions or the politicians in their back pocket or the financiers that own them both, but in the interest of the average man or woman. In other words, they lie through their teeth.

Find out more about the lies that led us to Libya in 2011, and the cover up of what is taking place there today in this week's edition of The Eyeopener report."

Blood Moon Apocalypse! - #NewWorldNextWeek

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The DOD film list - Tom Secker on Smells Like Human Spirit

Secker appears elsewhere, this time on Smells Like Human Spirit: "Guy Evans of the Smells Like Human Spirit podcast invited me back on his show to discuss the DOD film list that I acquired via FOIA recently. We talked about the inspiration for making the request, what the list includes and doesn't include, what the scale and timespan of the films on it show about the extent of DOD involvement in Hollywood, and the grim implications of this information."

Still Report # 232 - NSA Technical Director Confirms Snowden

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Still Report # 231 - Kumhof #2 - No More National Debt

Bill Still is still a believer in Government, but within that scheme there is still an alternative to the currency scam system, and he's a big booster of it. That's his focus, and the man he's talking about wrote a paper on how to use that alternative to save the global economy.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Is the Truth Movement a Cult? - ClandesTime 026

Tom Secker's back.

"Joining me to discuss this question is Thomas Sheridan, an artist, philosopher, comedian and author of several books. We talked about the cultish tendencies in the truth movement and other radical or protest movements and discussed Thomas's reasons for taking a break from the alternative media and his treatment at the hands of fanatical supporters of cult of personality leaders. We analysed the authoritarian mentality behind this sort of behaviour and what we can do to combat this."

Sunday, April 6, 2014

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier": An Analysis

This is not a post arguing that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a polemic against the current Anglo-American Establishment's police state paradigm. Motherjones already handled that, and We Are Change already picked up on it and republished it. That angle's done. It's covered. I'm not doing that here.

Being that I travel in and around Crazytown, I'm going to talk about this film with regards to an idea known as "predictive programming"- only that is also not what I'm about here, not as is usually said. In other words, this is not a sobfest about how horrible Sauron is and we're best off either bending the knee or fighting a futile battle.

What this film does do, and effectively so, is to tell the truth about what's really going on. That's why it's not predictive programming. Let's start with our star and why this portrayal of the title character is so effective.

Steve Rogers represents the America that both Americans and foreigners believe in, the one we're told is the one that is truly exceptional and is the greatest country in the world, and therefore embodies the ideal America that we--worldwide--are propagandized into believing in. This is not a meta-level quality. The plot of the film, and the other characters who matter in this story, are fully aware of this fact and use that fact actively for their own ends. The critical point of the film is that Captain America walks the talk, he's a true believer, and he puts in the work required to make his belief in the ideal as much of a reality as he can- and the consequence of this behavior is that he acquires a charisma that draws others to him, and those others see him as a leader, a role Rogers accepts in all the best ways and makes work for the good of all.

The story, as should be obvious before you buy that ticket, involves Rogers confronting the global police state. As one would expect of a superhero movie, he does win that confrontation, but he does not do so alone. He directly inspires several others to help him, and in the end is the combined efforts of Rogers and all of his allies that brings down the fictional system depicted in the film. That's where the fantasy lies; what matters, for my purposes, is that (a) the fiction barely covers the real history of how the real global police state came to be and (b) depicts--albeit in a simplified form--what it's going to take to bring it down.


HYDRA, as with the first film, is both stand-in for the Nazis and within its fiction is a secret society within said regime. After World War 2, many of the surviving HYDRA agents and assets are brought over through Operation: Paperclip and go over to SHIELD. Those remnants rebuild HYDRA from within, turning SHIELD into HYDRA in all but name over the post-war decades. They are still after the big goal of World Domination, but they've shifted to doing it covertly by first destablizing nations and regions and then restablizing them via puppets put into place loyal to HYDRA by one means or another; the goal is to get the peoples of the world to willingly accept slavery in return for security. The film's events depict that last step; the new Helicarriers--capable of indefinite flight and tied into a global surveillance system--are able to autonomously kill all targets indicated to them by a complex algorithm meant to predict threats before they become too much for the system to handle.

This system already exists (without the Helicarriers). This is, as the Motherjones article points out, the Establishment's Targeted Killing (via drones) regime. Combined with the para-military law enforcement agencies (which HYDRA's STRIKE teams represent), and a compliant government (the World Security Council and Gary Shandling's return as Senator Stern--last seen in Iron Man 2--represent this), and you have the epidemic of imperial overreach abroad and increasing repression at home. The targeting both known dissidents (Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are called out by name) and unknown individuals whose threat status seems absurd (some Valedictorian in Iowa City) represents the dubious distinctions made in the real world by those running the Kill List.

Characters in films like this are symbols; they stand in for something else. Rogers I already addressed, so here's the other principles and what they represent:
  • Black Widow/Falcon/Agent 13: They represent the demoralized, but capable, subset of people who would be the key actors in any successful throwing-down of the system. This is not to be taken literally; they represent lawyers, politicians, businessmen, celebrities, or any other individual of power or influence significant enough to need either suborning or sideline.
  • Nick Fury/Maria Hill: Represents the managerial class put in place by the owners of the system, and charged with keeping the people from them. In other words, he's the Praetorian Guard and therefore needs to be kept happy if the owners want to continue enjoying the fruits of their evil. Once this class turns, or is turned upon, the fall of the owners is routinely swift to follow. Solving this problem is a long-standing effort for the owners, something that will be addressed in Avengers: Age of Ultron (and by me in a future post).
  • Alexander Pierce: Represents the owners of the system, in their active capacity. The world is increasingly split between the Anglo-American scheme of Inverted Totalitarianism, sometimes called "The Corporatocracy" by folks such as John Perkins, and classic Totalitarianism in both Fascist (Russian) and Stalinist (China) forms. At the very top, these distinctions blur into one big Oligarchy with competing cliques vying for power and control; this is what Pierce's branch of HYDRA is about. It DOES NOT MATTER to him, or his subordinates, which bully-boy comes out on top; they have their hooks in all of them, so it's just a matter of picking favorites, because he (and HYDRA) can't lose so long as the system remains intact. It's the system that has to go down, not just whomever's at the controls. This is a plot-critical point made in the film.
  • Batroc/Crossbones/Winter Soldier: Represent the mode of military men as famously described by Henry Kissinger- "dumb, stupid animals" (i.e. useful, but ultimately expendable, assets). They are what the Praetorian Guard class is meant to do by the owners, and when that usefulness is done they are cut loose. (Seen only with Batroc in the film, but heavily alluded to with the other two characters; the Winter Soldier, in particular, is explicitly a MK Ultra mind control victim.)

In addition, the HYDRA moles within SHIELD represent that portion of the population who've already bent the knee and are now active agents in enslaving the world; the remaining SHIELD loyalists represent the rest of us, mostly asleep and duped, but when put to it step up and clean house as best they can. The fight within SHIELD, therefore, represents the struggle by all of humanity against Empire (and you wondered when I would get back to my core thesis) and its Thralls.

The film's core thesis, therefore, is this: the system we were told exists to protect us (SHIELD) is actually there to prey upon us (HYDRA), and that infection is too far gone now- the system CANNOT be saved. It must be destroyed, root and branch, and the ruins salted. For Mankind's freedom, and its future, those of us still capable of throwing down must do so and destroy those at the controls; we can, and will, do well enough thereafter on our own- and with these predators killed off, we can recover, learn, and move on to do better now that we've once more embraced the ideal (Captain America) and let that be what leads us into that better tomorrow- no matter what it costs us.

And that, folks, is what truly makes this film encouraging: a sign from people within Hollywood that not everyone is a shitheel serving Empire. It will fall.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sons Of Liberty Aacademy 6.14: The Bankers Manifesto of 1892

The video below is part of Sons of Liberty Academy's video series. The creator is not unbiased; he is a big silverbug, and a not-so-big goldbug, and so you should be aware of that bias. However, he's not throwing around the whackado; what he's talking about here can be verified independently- most importantly, by you doing for yourself. Furthermore, he draws on sources that are within mainstream acceptability for his arguments (e.g. Robert Greene's The 48 Laws of Power), so he's hardly as radical as he seems- he's just talking straight to we who otherwise would remain ignorant of the education that the dominant caste learn at their parents' knees. Pay attention; what's shown here is what a real conspiracy looks like- two or more individuals, coordinating in secret, to do harm to another in order to achieve their common goals.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Turkey's False Flag Plan: What you're not being told

Corbett says: "Late last week, a conversation between high-ranking Turkish officials was leaked online purporting to expose a plan that had been devised to use a staged attack on a Turkish target in Aleppo as a pretext to start a war with Syria. Where does this recording come from? Who released it and why? What does this mean for the future of Turkish politics and the future of the Syrian war? Join us this week on the Eyeopener report as we explore these questions and get to the bottom of the false flag leak."

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Gnostic Media - Will Pangman - "A Trivium Case Study: Bitcoin" - #196

Jan Irvin is back: "Will Pangman is a freelance business developer, marketer, and entrepreneur interested in building the human networks around new technology. Will is Founder and Organizer of Bitcoin Milwaukee, a 125+ volunteer community advocacy and education organization that promotes and facilitates bitcoin adoption among businesses, consumers, and nonprofits in Southeastern Wisconsin. As a member of the Bitcoin Foundation's Education Committee, Business Integration Specialist for BitPay, and Chief Communications Officer for, Will excels at explaining the complexities of bitcoin to people of diverse backgrounds and affiliations in palatable and understandable terms."