The need for secrecy in government is wildly overblown. Most “classified” information about what goes on is more or less routine and more or less widely known (or at least strongly suspected) by the entities involved anyway.
So far, there hasn’t, for example, been much revealed in the Wikileaks case that is earth-shaking, and indeed, people are still getting up and going to work every morning in America, still buying useless crap, and still living inside the mental constructs of the existing corpgov forced-choices system.
What I’m getting to is that other than embarrassing some policy wonks in the State Department and acknowledging to the world that yes, we (the US) can be pricks at times when the BoCCMDI (*bark on command – corporate masters demand it) call comes in from higher ups, there’s been no resulting huge outbreak of global instability.
The policy wonks, and I met a few over the years, can still can play their game of “statecraft” which largely involves thinking we’re “putting one over” on competing countries, when often as not, they’re really putting one over on us.
This may be a long way of explaining statecraft, but it’s the charade that asserts “We are statespersons who play by the rules and always with high honor and respect.”
That is, until the coming few days when the queen-kneelers (Brits) are about to go into the Ecuadorian embassy to arrest Julian Assange who Wikileaked embarrassing details of various Western countries going about their business of being pricks, but we’re not the only ones, as you’d expect. Global prick-dom is why there are borders, but that’s a different rap.
So in keeping with the “pricks when rules and protocol doesn’t work” notion, of payback’s a bitch if you embarrass the wrong folks with guns, Assanage is likely to be snatched up and exported to the US where he could be held without trial indefinitely. A kind of new information-age Mandela.
My, aren’t you proud that we’ve gone away with rights to a fair, open, public trial on such matters? Especially to protest the policy wonks working “Bark on Command” for the globalist interest of the Fortune 500?
The documentary “Ethos” came out more than a year ago and it details some of the sleazy undersides of the corporate takeover of the US, but in order to avoid running afoul of copyright police, who I’m certain would love to silence sites like UrbanSurvival, I will strictly warn you “Do not click here to spend an hour on YouTube seeing how crooked world governance really is.”
Although, if you did, my “None of the Above” voting stance would make a lot more sense.
Don’t even get me started on how nations lie to one another and how any international structures based on pathological liars at the top must ultimately fail. That should be obvious, but it doesn’t seem to be due to seeing it all through the fog of apathy and dark night of consumerism.
There’s no such thing as a partly honest country, politician, or human. One either is or isn’t. It’s like pregnancy or (its flipside) death. An absolute state.
Not that I am defending Assange on the serious charges of sexual misconduct. I’m not.
But I have noticed that one of the new/old techniques of eliminating or marginalizing uncomfortable troublemakers is “sexiciding” and the ploy seems to have worked with Dominque Strauss-Kahn and Anthony Weiner.
One might have been president of France while Weiner’s problem may be that he got on the wrong side of power. As Wikipedia explains it: “Weiner and several other members of Congress later criticized the Obama administration proposal to sell over $60 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia. He said: “Saudi Arabia is not deserving of our aid, and by arming them with advanced American weaponry we are sending the wrong message”, and described Saudi Arabia as having a “history of financing terrorism” and teaching “hatred of Christians and Jews” to its schoolchildren.”
We just can’t have someone walking around pointing out that all 19 9/11 terrorists came from Saudi Arabia, since that would undermine the global terrorism industry.
So whatever you do this morning, don’t watch Ethos because it lays out the general framework with few details out of place; because that might lead to an outbreak of thinking. Can’t have that, can we?
When I tell you Americans are wildly crazed consumerist beasts, programmed by their ad agencies into a kind of shopping-zombie life, I’m not kidding. In fact, up in the Pacific Northwest, even the normally placid Northwesterners are rearing up against Canadians who dare to cross the border to shop!
The Army is about to test a 302-foot long sply blimp over New Jersey. But since we all know there is nothing to see in Joisey, I have to wonder if they’re just kidding. I mean, I could see testing it over Malibu, or something…
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FEMA Face-Off and Grassroots Anger
(Deming, NM) After a couple of months of trying to get a decent story/response out of FEMA (camps and coffins) – and trying to get them to answer some pointed questions, my colleague Gaye and I have finally given up on trying to get a candid conversation going about what it is they fear. Also, a few comments on the growing grassroots anger of people – spied Friday at 11 AM in downtown Deming, New Mexico of all places. But first, as is our custom around here, we will serve up a few headlines and head-scratchers before we slog our way Eastward this morning from the high desert.
Safer Computing: Swearing Off Cookies
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