a tension exists between monetary policy, conducted by the fed, which under quantitative easing is very stimulative, and fiscal policy, conducted by congress [controlled by republicans], which is dominated by an austerity agenda and is very anti-stimulative. the result is as matt taibbi describes, a building, high-stakes crisis that seems must end in some type of major shock to our system. i would argue this is not a bug in the overall plan but rather a feature. we know the “high cabal” (winston churchill’s term) uses the techniques naomi klein described in her book “the shock doctrine” to affect social and political change. the objective of the high cabal, also known as “globalists,” is one world government, or a “new world order.” to get there, the sovereignty of individual countries must go. europe is well on the way to surrendering individual states’ sovereignty. the us of a has always been known to be a tougher nut to crack.
this week the washington post revealed that the fbi considered a news reporter, james rosen of fox, a “co-conspirator” in violation of the espionage act for asking questions about classified information and using the information he obtained in a news story. this is what reporters who work in the national security subject area do. the fbi convinced a federal judge that reasonable cause existed to issue a search warrant to read his email. no reporter in the history of our republic has ever been prosecuted under the espionage act for reporting classified information; and how many have sourced their story to someone who “declined to be identified” because he or she was not “authorized” to discuss this “scoop” with this reporter?
what happened to that “transparency” thing candidate obama promised us in 2007 and 2008? for that matter, what about “change?” obama has prosecuted more people under the State Secrets Act than all other presidents combined. his policies and practices seem essentially unchanged from his predecessor’s, except he kills more people with drones than w did… our leadership is lawless.
i find it amusing, but also sad, when partisans attack when i take one position or another and the attacks are based on partisan beliefs – to which folks are entitled, to be sure – but come with the filters, masks, and biases which media and culture inculcate those beliefs with. the left-right, democrat-republican narrative is so strongly writ and global thinking, critical thinking, and independent thinking so badly taught and little esteemed that it seems no one is capable of grasping that the entire system is broken. the powers that be use our partisan hatreds against us to control us and divert us from what’s really going on, which is seriously bad and which is obvious to the discerning intellect.
recently, when responding to a republican attack against obama over the benghazi affair (based on facts-not fox news) i was excoriated for being a liberal defender of anything pro-obama because i’m a—i can’t even remember, it wasn’t significant to me [it seems people have become rather like light switches: only capable of being in one of two states. flip it right. flip it left. no other choices. <compassion>]
in fact, i am outraged by the moves against our constitution and our way of life that this dread president has taken. i feel deeply betrayed.
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” Stephen Hawkings