Marijuana, Microsoft and the FBI

Microsoft, as the BBC informs us, has decided to get into the business of tracking Marijuana businesses, inventing programs that help regulate and for example control seeds, to make sure the seeds are from the legal rather than the “illegal” market. This is a very strange report, since such a program would be a very small part of the Microsoft business. But we have suspected a Monsanto style attempt to control seeds was in the works. Farmers, say, in India, are already having difficulty with the ten thousand year old practice of selecting and saving seeds for the following year, of every kind of plant, due to dominance of hybrids and the money to be made by controlling seeds. By “Illegal” market, I believe the report, taking their language from Microsoft, means nature.

Perhaps Microsoft will also help track the use of chemicals for profit in Marijuana growing, track which are carcinogenic, and who might be growing inorganic weed. Perhaps they will help the legislators figure out how not to encourage growing poisonous weed, as they did tobacco to increase yields once limits were set in acreage or number. Most of all, perhaps they will track where the illegal market leads kids to the heroin dealer, or track where corrupt police use the medicinal law to seize property contrary to the Constitution and divide the profits with organized crime and the municipalities, and even where these two are becoming less distinct.

It is time for a supreme Court decision recognizing that if one grows ones own weed and smokes it, no Constitutional law could possibly be violated. One simply avoids supporting organized crime, and that is the major effect on commerce, though this does prevent the corporate control of nature for profit as well.

In a separate report, the FBI was hiring, but, in addition to other stringent requirements, one may not have smoked weed in the past three years. The FBI, and society in general, have long selected for a certain kind of ignorance, the sort behind such sayings as “could not even pass a drug test.” The FBI has a culture, an in-group that treats pot smoking as a crime, now even above sodomy and gamory, which are allowed, while pot smoking, even as a part of religious exercise, is forbidden. We want the FBI, our FBI, and all law enforcement, to spend one tenth the effort they spend “enforcing the law wherever they see the law violated” to enforcing the law when they see corrupt police and judges giving and taking payoffs and kickbacks to pervert their badges and our courtrooms. Perhaps they might also watch for when corporations like Microsoft track human beings, exposing them to criminals, such as hit men or the Orlando shooter.

In our FBI, we have cultivated a certain kind of ignorance. I believe they have done a fairly good job of weeding out corruption in the FBI hiring process, but they also select for a certain kind of dumb jock. Thought and imagination are selectively excluded. Steve Jobs could not apply to work for the FBI. That is part of why crime is simply out-thinking us lately, not to mention the Russians in internet land. How many artists, say, will be running to apply for the FBI now, or musicians? These types of souls, if not necessarily these particular persons, are a portion of human ability, and they are too free to be able to live according to convention, where everything cultivated is artificial. Their categories sometimes do not match up with the suburban contemporary American categories, but they think of things the dumb jocks cannot even understand when they are directly told. Try calling the FBI to tell them of an obvious scam, say, that the bank is asking for the first five digits of our social security numbers, or that hit men are welcome for a bit of effort to track us using the internet and all modern technology that spies on us for marketing. Do not even try to ask how they expect to find the resources to keep us safe once we have bought such a world. The FBI phone operator will most likely ignore you, but if they pay any attention at all, they are more likely to spy on you because calling the FBI and saying things they do not understand is annoying to them, too much for them, that they are to understand, say, that we are often asked for the last four digits, 5 + 4 = 9 and all our phones are hacked, meaning that the bank is very likely taking kickbacks from someone selling social security numbers.

Senators Peters and Stabenow and Representative Walberg Refuse to Oversee the Executive Agencies

For four years, I have requested the assistance of my representatives in the national government in holding the CIA and FBI, or the responsible parties and agencies, accountable for having set my former fiance on me to spy in domestic matters, which is illegal. These senators and representatives can easily establish 1. that our government does do this sort of thing, 2. that the agencies are involved in education in the United States in the way that I suggest, 3. That proximity is entirely likely in my case, and to some extent certain, 4. That my circumstances include some very strange coincidences that indicate that what I suggest is likely, and 5. That my former professor ceased to speak to me immediately following the defense of my dissertation for no manifest reason, and will not give a reason to anyone. This is in complete contrast with the recommendations in my file, so that when they say I cannot spell or am a “gnostic” or somehow a harmful thinker, it is contradicted by the recommendations. The recommendations are public and they can be sued over them, but not responding when universities inquire for applications, this one cannot be sued over.  Such things, 6) would be a blacklisting if he were employed or influenced those or was influenced by those employed by these agencies. I could continue to list reasons that Congress ought ask the questions 1. Was that woman set on me, and 2. Why did that professor cease to speak to me. A third question is whether these two are connected, as a woman seems to have been set on me earlier while I was a student at the University of Dallas. So now I want them to tell absolutely everything they ever did to me throughout the course of my education. My other professor said that the excommunication from my professor was indeed very strange, and should not have occurred, and certainly not for something stupid like pot, or without my having some inkling of a reason. Some persons there were either told something slanderous by government or did not like me, perhaps because I did not apply for certain agency jobs to which I was invited to apply, (and can prove it). Congress should have asked me a few questions related to the persons involved, such as one couple of professors and what extracurricular positions these might have held. Having taken scholarship money in a tuition grant, it was perhaps expected that I would have no choice but to apply to repay the borrowed living expense money- a debt which has ruined my financial life, to go along with my friendship and romantic life. I will have no career and no family, although my failure as a writer might of course have many causes other than blacklisting. My Lear book has sold over 100 copies, but the price is kept so high that no one will buy the e-book, as though it were intentional to sell zero copies. And my search engine access is blocked, so that all my traffic is word of mouth, resulting in the failure of my self published e-book, a seven year project. I applied for full time teaching jobs, though, for ten years without ever gaining a single interview, and there is nothing wrong with my grades or work, except that it is perhaps too philosophical for the contemporary American University.

It is also strange that my academic files have disappeared from the University of Dallas, and that persons connected with the University are angry with me for having my representative ask for an account of the matter, and that the university is anything but forthcoming. An account was given after a year or more of persistent questioning, and after having Representative Walberg ask them directly, about 3 years ago. It is said that the files disappeared along with 19 others when they were sent to be put on microfilm and the originals thrown away, and this story we have in writing, though a FOIA request was ignored. Representative Walberg saw this occur, but as soon as it became clear that there were indeed federal agencies involved, he ceased to be of any assistance, his office referring me instead to try to find a lawyer (there are none accessible to the poor for federal matters) or go yet again to the agencies themselves, who think such practices are just fine and who cannot oversee themselves due to the chain of command. Whomever I speak to, in whatever agency including the Justice department, I am asking that they investigate their superiors.

It is very unseemly to discuss such things in public, but that is why 1. Congress should respond to complaints of this sort immediately to settle the matters, 2. We ought think twice about covert government involvement in education, and 3. We ought think twice too about setting women on people without warrant. You see, if a professor irrationally excommunicates a student and thereby destroys his career, that is part of education, and professors can do that, though their bosses might want an account of the matter. But if these professors are acting as government agents, the Constitution of the United States that they are sworn to uphold is seriously violated. I believe that it is extremely important that the citizens do something about this when it occurs, even if it is difficult to do so in a responsible manner. But one certainly does not want a circumstance like that of Mr. Snowden, where he tried every way imaginable to get Congress to do their job, and finally went to the Guardian newspaper and ended up in Moscow! Such irresponsible stonewalling by Congress and government is indeed a threat to national security, if we would remain a free people. The alternative is to have agencies without oversight, incompatible with a free people, the contradiction of liberty, which is in fact what we have now, due especially to the failure of Congress persons to do their jobs. It is in absolute frustration with government, as well as the assurance that such things ought not be done and cannot continue, that I appeal to the people through the press, again that fourth branch of the U. S. government that sometimes kicks in when the other three fail.

There is a no way to communicate this circumstance to anyone who does not care, at least enough to hear the points of the explanation. But what it means is that a terrible error was made and there is no way to correct it: The citizen must simply be destroyed because congress and the Senate Intelligence Committee cannot ask a few simple and direct questions and the agencies be bound or ordered by the President, if necessary, to tell the truth.

One cannot imagine what it means to fall in love with someone who was set upon you as a spy. Nor can one imagine the psychic confusion and romantic torture that results from their apparent M.O., which is to set these women between two friends. Police at all levels of government use women to spy on male targets, from small operations and “Confidential Informants” to prostitutes paid or rewarded to inform and spy, to serious foreign policy matters. Every Senator should know this. As the Sixty Minutes special on Confidential Informants demonstrates, there is great need for the oversight of the police in the use of civilians who have no lawyers. That show focused on two deaths that were caused when, for example, a petty weed dealing sophomore woman was sent to wear a wire to spy on heroin dealers, buying guns and heroin. To capture the love of a person and to cause friends to accuse one another would be a very effective method of spying, and this is in fact what seems to have occurred. If I were correct, it is clear that nothing at all would be done in the current illiberal system where there is no oversight. The CIA is free to suspect a student, set women on them, receive slanderous accounts drawn from misinterpreted phone taps by State or local police, in effect blacklist a PhD, effect something like rape, in a bizzare violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments so unique it has no name, and that is just fine with government: Nothing can or will be done about this, again because it is the job of congress and they will not do their jobs. I want the President to order the agencies to tell at least my representatives the truth about these matters, since it has been demonstrated that the agencies will lie to Congress. I want government to hold the bad actors accountable and set the damages straight before worse consequences result, as I will continue to press this issue in every political way, including publicizing enough of the matter to get something done about it. Or do you think one in my circumstance should allow what again is like rape for the purposes of spying, and like blacklisting to destroy a career?

Just a bit to add: It is also fine with Congress and the agencies if one receive death threats to prevent holding some powerful persons accountable, or for government bad actors to use such measures to cover up their crimes and errors. They might carry out or subcontract the carrying out of such threats, and Congress must admit that there is nothing our government is set up to do about it. They might also simply leave a person exposed or expose them, without doing another thing, allowing others to carry out such a threat for them. They are not stupid. And like the fellow killed lately by the Russians in London, they are sure to make it look like a natural death or accident. That nothing would be done about such a thing, characteristic of Russian tyranny but not free government, is agreed by all and just fine, apparently, with Congress and the President. That is a result of these sorts of matters, and is again why Congress needs to do its job from the beginning, or why we cannot have a tyranny of the unelected executive agencies justified by our terror or by the nuclear age. We must remain free regardless of these perils, and in truth, contrary to what most think, it is the only safe course, as tyranny would expose us to disaster far sooner than liberty.

Congress also does not seem to understand its own powers if it denies itself the right and duty to oversee and hold accountable these agencies. Every cent of American money spent, and that means every single thing the American government does, requires in principle an account to Congress.

I have of course taken the stigma of madness for trying to do something about these things. I will add the inconveniences of this, the social effect of saying something no one wants to hear or can believe, to my list of damages for which I would charge them, about 57 million dollars minimum, should there ever be oversight, accountability and meaningful recourse in such matters. Everyone agrees that if these things did occur much as I say they sure seem to have, absolutely nothing would be done about it, so that all things are just as if I were seeing quite clearly. But, needing the help of fellow citizens and friends, absolutely no one has offered to help, but it has been suggested of course that I “get help.” As I have told my father, I do indeed need help, but not that kind! I rather need the help of fellow free citizens, to insist that Congress do their job an inquire when there is so much reason to do so, and see to it that these things do not continue to occur. What if they did that to your son or daughter? Tim Walberg, when asked that, would not answer. I could get their psychodope even without saying such things, and I know the system would just love to drug me for saying things no one can think let alone believe, except for those who have for themselves seen these things done, and know well that I tell the truth about this sort of thing having become rather routine. But among the things no one can explain to me are why the simplest questions cannot be asked and honest answers required when I have already presented plenty of reason to raise the questions, and to present more reason will be harmful. It is objectively obvious that something strange did indeed occur, and the silence is more evidence that there is indeed a problem here.

One final point: Machiavelli indeed seems to us to teach the folly of the use of love and women in spying, since he has that wonderful teaching about how a tyrant can do anything to the liberty of men so long as he does not touch their patrimony. For this reason it does seem to me that Machiavellians would understand that if one prostitutes or rapes or tortures wrongly in the mistaken service of national security, the truth will come out. Machiavelli probably does not mention love, unless it is in the Mandragola, I’ll have to check. Or perhaps it is with his true teaching, in The Art of War. But Machiavelli also has that nice teaching about how many can see what one appears to be, but none can touch what you are, from The Prince. Once Machiavellianism enters American politics, the genuine or Socratic philosophers are called to counter its effects. For this, we must somehow “speak to the mariners,” as the boatswain says in The Tempest, “or we run ourselves aground.We must show the people to stand upright, and these forces- even the seven dark powers or a “seven nation army” of Russia, ISIS, the mob, the Colombian type cartels, the Nazis and the Klan- can be beaten, along with the prescription drug and other huge transnational money interests. The Internet billionairs, who are decent and very powerful indeed, might be persuaded to help, while they are looking for philanthropic causes in their retirement. We, the American people, are like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, and Machiavelli is wrong in general, if he does have a point about how difficult it is to make these covert matters evident. No one will listen, and no one will believe you. Indeed, swept along by appearance and self-interest, no one will even ask the simplest questions.

Libertarianism and Peaceful Protest

Martin Luther King Jr saved our nation with the idea of peaceful protest. In the face of blatant injustice, as a Christian minister, he saw from Gandhi and Socrates that unarmed civil disobedience was the only way to win a victory worth having. The movement was concerned primarily with equality, but also secondarily with liberty. What I am suggesting is the conjunction of the idea of peaceful protest and the primary concern with our vanishing American liberty.

   The recognition of equality has now become so well established in popular opinion that its excesses are ignored. The idea that keeps recurring is to join the quest for the re-establishment of liberty with the methods and the idea of Martin Luther King and peaceful protest.

   As a student at a conservative Catholic school. we studied the American founders in an exciting spirit of the recovery of our political tradition. Yet we did not study even Thomas Jefferson very much. The Bill of Rights was generally neglected, and we did not even begin to learn about Martin Luther King.

   King found what may be the only way for Christians to participate in politics rather than withdraw from the world’s injustice to the peace and safety of the monastery. As it turns out, they were a government school, and St. Martin was still considered as J Edgar saw him, as a something closer to a communist than an American, despite King’s constant appeal to the Declaration and the Constitution, and to justice.

   Whether the reader can realize it or not, our nation is facing some changes, and is headed for some serious internal dangers. Armed protest has broken out occasionally, with the blacks in Baltimore and the Whites in Oregon most recently. Violence at political speeches surrounding the presidential campaigns is becoming routine. The reason is that the Americans are missing something, and what appears is then drawn toward the emerging opposites or extremes. Meanwhile, in the face of blatant injustice, our politicians will do nothing, at least until complaints are converted into money and power. We could scream bloody murder, about the most obvious abuses, and its like the whole nation is on Oxy, or has been so dumbed down that it goes in one ear and out the other, like we were speaking to a box of rocks.

   But violent protest strikes those who are innocent, like the officers of the peace who daily risk their lives to protect the citizens, and are thrown into the front lines as in the protest in Baltimore. There is no addressing the hidden powers responsible for the problems, we can only scratch and claw at one another.

   It always amused me, studying politics at that Southern Catholic Conservative School, that they did not appreciate the peaceful protest of St. Martin. They were into this idea like the problem with the Christians is that they are too meek and contemplative, and did appreciate the masculine idea of violence or fighting. Christianity turned mankind away from the body, and what we need to do in modernity here is to recover the concern with the things of the body, with wealth and power, and war in defense of liberty. They of course were thinking of our foreign enemies and the suppression of crime, and there is some truth to these Machiavellian thoughts, if it does not quite come out the way the Machiavellians would have it.

   But it remained an enigma, why they were against St. Martin, or why they did not seem to notice what a blessing the idea of peaceful protest is, especially in domestic but also, when possible, in foreign matters.

   Our Declaration of Independence states that it is our right and duty to rebel against our government when a tyranny is established, or when government fails “to secure these rights.” This idea is behind the advocates of the second Amendment, who see the government seizure of arms, or gun control, as the first step toward tyranny. But armed rebellion in our age will fail, and again, would harm innocents. The officers who work a peaceable assembly, where citizens exercise their constitutional right to petition their government for the redress of grievances, have nothing to do with the billionairs who devised the heroin-oxy scandal or the corrupt politicians who cannot even hold office anymore without “campaign contributions,” which are indistinguishable from legal bribery. We cannot get at the invisible internet billionaires who work to stifle free speech even as I write. Nor can we approach the drug companies that persuaded the doctors to set aside medicine for the practice of legal drug dealing. And as has been said regarding the armed opposition to federal property seizures, they do not have a George Washington to lead a rebellion, and the far right in armed rebellion is in fact the straightest road to tyranny.

   What I am suggesting is that this idea be joined not with armed rebellion, but with peaceful protest. As Martin addressed injustice by taking blows like Jesus, without even striking back, so libertarian protest can proceed, and may only be able to proceed, by following Dr. King in non-violent protest.

   The true revolution is within, within ourselves and in the soul, not the body of our nation. We are sliding toward tyranny, but bloodshed will only make things worse. The way to address this slide is within: we just say no to the profiteering doctors, the corrupt internet companies and the corrupt politicians, beginning with us, the people, or from within. We will simply stand upright. Then we will simply sit down, and not participate, like Rosa Parks and the Birmingham bus boycott. We will step aside from the corrupt world, and only live in the just world. We will leave aside the internet, the cell phones now useless because they are so marketed and hacked, and perhaps, for women, even the public restrooms. Much of modern technology has become useless, because without integrity these things do more harm than good. Then, perhaps the voters get off their opium couch and elect some representatives who are capable of more than selling used cars and lining their own pockets to the great applause of the many, when they look up between their serious pursuits of porn, drugs and video games. We will simply not participate, and we will say why, and keep saying why, whether or our speech is blocked and anyone ever listens, or not.

Spying Billboards? Lets Restore the Old World

As my computer watches me to “market,” me, I write this morning to say some obvious but rather important things. This world where Billionaires suddenly own us leads to tyranny, and we must and will restore sanity and the Fourth Amendment. That the Billboards are now watching us is the news this morning, probably on WWJ. People of America, do you not see? Barack Obama, are you awake at this hour? Lets get some intelligence into government quickly, and oust all those who have been too stupid or slavish to see this coming.

Look, it is not “marketing” what they do not own and making money off value they have not produced that is our greatest concern. Hit men can track anyone and kill them at whim, and there are billions of dollars and thousands of mobsters who have all day to do these things, because they do not work, but live as “Caterpillars of the Commonwealth,” as the Gardener in Shakespeare’s Richard II puts it. Murders are suddenly exploding, and this is part of why. Our government Shifted focus on to Al Quaeda and foreign policy, ignorant of the connection between domestic crime and our vulnerability- ask Salwyn Raab. Truth is these morons who will do anything for wealth and power will do what they are paid to do, or forced to do, without asking why, so that, for example, the Russian mob can get doctors prescribing oxy to chase the Americans into the old mob which is doing heroin, and even the leading mobsters are too stupid to see that they are being used and had– (how’s your “honor,” boys?). Do you all happen to know which direction is Mecca? I say this as a joke, because the Italians will not really be forced to bow toward Mecca- they will be dead. The violation of the Fourth Amendment leads to tyranny, universal tyranny, if we allow this stuff to continue. We call for America to wake up, dust off that Constitution and that Declaration, and restore sanity, quickly. Vote CLC, and dear Barack, dude, be persuaded.

The purpose of Government is to secure rights: That is the third assertion of the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence. “To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” We are the owners of data about ourselves, and private companies cannot be allowed to seize rights and liberties which we would not allow even the government to seize. The current government, allowing the FBI to use marketing to spy on everyone, is illegal, in just this sense: we never voted to amend the Constitution, they just did it, and no one stopped them. Instead, the few, the aristoi, or oligoi, they paid them, to allow marketing spying, and the FBI then took over, joining the two interests. The shortsighted FBI thinks they should destroy all locks so they can break down any door. Great, now find staff and resources to protect a citizenry with no locks! You leave us naked, and no power then to protect us. The opposite began with getting all you sheep to piss in a little cup for the privilege of a job, oh except for the politicians, who still do not have to piss. I have said, “I will piss in a cup for no man living,” and I invite my fellow Americans to do the same, regardless of how convenient the opposite appears to those too stupid or lazy to think it out. A political (as distinct from ethical) crime in the U. S. is when one violates the rights of another, and the Fourth Amendment cannot be suspended without warrant. Ask Jefferson the first, and the Bill of Rights the second. You think your rich enough, Mr. Billionaire, to seize the rights my forefathers fought and died to secure for me? I’ll call your attention to the Fourth assertion of the second sentence of the Declaration, then. Fuckin’ punk.

The Computer Is Suddenly Slow

For three days now, our computer is suddenly so slow that it is almost unusable. Google was doing this to their competitors a while ago (As reported in Europe, but, oh wonder, not in the American “free” press), but now even Google is slow. Every click, one must wait 20-30 seconds, and often pages are just inaccessible. I never know who I’m pissing off, but if the FBI or WordPress or absolutely anyone wants to inhibit my political speech, our government welcomes them to do so, and my representative is quite probably paid not to care, so I will not even bother to complain.

Microsoft Blames the FBI for Their Spying On Us

In a brief note on NPR, Microsoft has answered my earlier blog by saying that the FBI has made them spy on us this way. I do not believe them completely, and want to know how much money they have made selling the information obtained. Again, when we downloaded Windows 10, our computer was out for about a month and a half until a third party figured out that we now needed a new “Ethereal Cable”. Then, when we finally turned it on, all the privacy settings were automatically set to on, so that they had video and microphone going for three weeks. Once we discovered the little problem, and set them all to private, we learned that the TV and the computer itself, through Toshiba, have also been spying on us, and that there are more cameras one cannot turn off. In the middle of the night, a Camera came on and snapped a picture of me, which is just charming. I have said that if I am assassinated, Bill Gates will be charged as an accessory to murder, especially if their information is sold to help track me, which is the common mob practice. These companies answer that the consumer has consented when buying the tech instruments, but I have never consented. And again, a visitor who also did not consent discussed having been molested at age 8, and thought the conversation was private. Soon we will get coupons in the mail pertaining. There is of course no recourse, because we have no access to the courts, which would be corrupted by money anyway. Having complained to the FBI, the Justice Department and the President himself, their only response has been to increase their spying on me, though they may also have increased their protection. No one though has ever responded to any of my federal communications, and again Kaspersky is handling security for 400,000,000 people, so what have we to worry about? In fact, anyone who worries about these things, well they need to provide more business for the drug companies, at the expense of our national health care system.

Some persons in the FBI have been messing with me for a long time, but our FBI is uncriticizable, and everyone simply does what they say, which means that upon inquiry, the FBI will simply tell the inquirer it is my fault, or there is an “ongoing investigation,” silencing everyone. And would you not believe them? When I say my writing is suppressed contrary to the First Amendment, they will just say my writing is bad, and what American can disagree? When I say a woman was set on me, they will first say that I am crazy, then if made to agree, they will say I deserved it. But they will not answer Congress honestly on record, and Congress is being compelled not to ask. The only one who could reverse this nightmare is the President himself, but he is kind of busy. And soon we will have a bona fide tyrant for a president anyway, so the FBI need only hold out for another year. Then we will lose a war, and it will not matter. After all, if I had anything to say, would I not be rich? I actually had an FBI person ask why, if I had a PhD, do I not have enough money for minutes on my phone. I said some other time I would explain the economy to her, but at present, she was being paid and I am working for free. That phone call is, of course, recorded, but no one will ever access it, except to spy on me.

Finally, no one need worry about any of this, because WordPress has blocked the access of search engines to my website awaiting extortion fees, and they too would probably blame this on the FBI. But let me ask, America, since they can do this to you too, does this not you make you feel oh so much safer?

Vote CLC.

The first one to suggest that we replace Andrew Jackson on the Twenty was me, in my blog On Currency. There are in fact about 12 or 16 issues first raised by me. People use a writer for their own purposes, but when we scream for help, we are on our own, because there is just too much self interest, too much internet and organized crime money, and too much unanswerable power in the unelected agencies, and too little thought, due to the neglect of genuine education. Go study your Machiavelli, and see if that will stand up to ISIS and the Russian Mob.

Prison Brutality and the Constitution

   Last night on NPR, on the show On Point from WGBH Boston, there was an interesting conversation between a cop and a Chicago Judge regarding prison. Prison is not supposed to be a picnic, but punishment, the cop was saying. They were discussing a person who had been in jail for about six months because of a repeated petty shoplifting charge, likely in circumstances of poverty and a deficiency of beer. He then could not post bail.

   What amazed me was that the cop had no idea that punishments are determined not by executive officers, but by the courts as sentences. The assumption of the police and jailers that they have the power to punish is just incredible, one of those first principles let slip as our nation declines toward tyranny. And do the police and jailers care if they themselves are violating the constitutional separation of powers and acting fundamentally illegally? Perhaps the cops and jailers were hungry that day, and could not pay their bail bondsman. If it needs now to be spelled out, the sentence is loss of liberty, not inhumane treatment while in jail. The people’s legislators would never make laws allowing for inhumane treatment, because deliberation would reveal that that is not what we are doing. So instead, the police and jailers just usurp judicial power and decide who deserves punishment and what they will inflict. Even the compassionate judge on the show was not able to set this point in words, but thrashed around for theory to justify her lack of cruelty.

   Hence we say that injustice is not what cures injustice, but rather, justice cures injustice, and these unjust men are too defective to hold police powers in a free nation. Unfortunately, we do not have enough people that do understand the common sense things to keep the criminals who hurt people under control, so we have to employ other people who hurt people, once called criminals.

   These cases of the hungry shoplifting and getting caught up in the system are becoming interesting. It is quite clear that a lot of money is being made by someone in this warehousing of petty thieves, because there are so many genuine criminals that there would not be room for the petty ones in an honest system. Systematic corruption is our problem, and again we call on the Attorneys General to address the systematic corruption first and the petty criminals second. These cops and judges bring a new meaning to the old terms white and blue collar crime, are rampant, and are never held accountable, as though there were a wall erected with the mortar of terror using those who would have been our public servants as their bricks. Again, we will lose a war if we do not stand up and put a stop to these things and to the slide of our nation and our public life toward tyranny. But if we do stand up, we will likely be able to weather whatever fortune throws at us. The cops and judges simply are not capable of this foresight, or we would not have the problems we are having. Every cop ought know he does not have the power to punish, nor to sentence, but that he is an executive officer, and must present those arrested to the judicial branch, bodily.

 

Who Investigates the FBI and DHS?

For years, ever since Herbert Hoover, the FBI has been a sovereign unelected agency without oversight, whom no one has the power to investigate. The same will be true of the CIA and what we call the ETC., the departments few or none even know about. If one submits an inquiry then regarding FBI files, they can say there is nothing, while these are actually in the ETC. Congress has done little or nothing to oversee these agencies since the Church Committee investigations of the Seventies, and the members get all touchy, as though national security depended upon rogue agents being able to torture and do absolutely anything at whim, because you know one just cannot be too sure.

A few years ago, when we were not so paranoid- scared into believing that national security depends upon the suspension of the Fourth Amendment- our political science textbook had some interesting things to say about the Department of Justice and the FBI. The text is Cummings and Wise, Democracy Under Pressure, 2005. Here are some samples:

Senate and House investigations of the FBI during the seventies, in the wake of the Watergate scandal, revealed that for years- while the FBI enjoyed a highly favorable public image- the bureau had systematically engaged in illegal activities that violated the constitutional rights of American citizens. FBI agents, for example, engaged in hundreds of burglaries of individuals and groups to plant microphones or to photograph documents. From 1956-1971, the bureau, through its counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO), harassed American citizens and disrupted their organizations through a wide variety of clandestine techniques, some of which broke up marriages or endangered lives.

Moreover, it was disclosed that since the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the FBI had gathered intelligence on domestic groups and individuals with only the shakiest legal authority to do so. It had files on entertainers…even on justices of the U. S. Supreme Court. For years the bureau compiled various indexes or lists of people it considered politically unreliable who were to be rounded up in an emergency. And as the congressional investigations also disclosed, the FBI opened first class mail in violation of the law.

Even presidents respected Hoover’s power, and under his reign the FBI, although an arm of the Justice Department, became largely independent of the attorney general…

…other Americans worried about the concentration of power in the hands of the FBI, and they feared that its wiretaps and dossiers might be used for political ends, or to enhance the power of the director. Because Hoover’s political views were generally conservative, liberals feared that the FBI was more concerned about pursuing domestic radicals than organized crime…

…in prosecuting anti-war protesters, the government sometimes relied on informers who encouraged or committed the same acts for which their associates were later tried. During the same period, federal grand juries were used to gather intelligence against the peace movement and to suppress political dissent. And as mentioned earlier, through COINTELPRO, its domestic counterintelligence program, the FBI secretly harassed American citizens and in some cases even endangered lives…

Clearly the role and power of a secretive police agency raises disturbing problems in a democracy …

…or indeed in any free nation, especially a representative democracy.

Now, do you think, without any significant oversight from Congress, and with the President himself dependent upon the agencies for intelligence, things have become better in these respects, or worse? And do you seriously believe the door busting agents perspective that such things are necessary for national security? For God’s sake, Congress, grow some Kahunas and some subtlety of intellect to secure American liberty before it is simply too late! National security requires, in fact that these agencies not, for example, harbor KKK members or Nazis, and that the good cops be able to enforce the law to clear out the bad cops, who will do anything, without being told why they are doing it. Do mobsters peddle oxy and Heroin for the Russians, or vice versa, without asking what political scheme their little capitalist project is a part? And having softened up America for them, it will be too late by the time they realize their new obligation to bow toward Moscow or Mecca. Typical capitalists, forgetful of the political context of money-making. Machiavellianism assured of itself as the possessor of the philosophic truth about national security is again one of those tragic ironies, and will destroy security in a big and decisive way while appearing to preserve national security in some small way. Was John Lennon good or bad for America? And who was ever held accountable for what was done to Martin Luther King? And what are they doing now to the very citizens on whom American liberty depends, because they are not selected especially for their being able to tell the difference?

Get a Warrant!

Magnavox Too, and Roku, Have Been Watching And Listening Along With Microsoft

This new tech age is a bit hard to adjust to, and by the time one does, the damage is done. I have just learned a bit more, after suspecting, that the T.V., along with the Microsoft / Toshiba / Kaspersky computer system, have been spying on me for some time. I do not own, and have not set up this media, and more than the friend who visited lately and discussed being molested at age eight, but I do hope they make some good marketing use of his information. Thank You. I cannot express my gratitude to the U. S. Congress, the Obama Administration, and the Free market system, oh, and the Republicans in Congress who want to free the free market from all those cumbersome regulation, and the Democrats in Congress who use regulations not for the common good, but to reward their “campaign contributors.” Thank You all deeply for whoring the American people, and allowing others to whore us. Any moron among the multitude who need an argument presented as to just why this stuff is wrong and dangerous, I am tempted to wait until you are burying some family members, or for some other time when you will be able to receive such an account, since, you know as well as the FBI that anyone with such concerns must be, as they told our local librarian, “Schitzo-phrenic.” Don’t listen to that guy! And if you don’t believe us, we will use our new anti-terrorism powers to order you not to talk to him, or even exercise the common courtesy of returning calls.

It was once the case that those who thought their own government or the T.V. in their home were spying on them were indeed in some difficulty. Now it is a matter of common sense, thanks to the free market and Congress.

This, then, is why I have invented the CLC, the Centrist Libertarian Constitutionalist Party, and another reason that I am running for Congress in the 7th District their neighbor gets to drive to the store under a death threat. Any citizens awake enough to be tired of being prostituted, or wish to act on these issues before they are burying their children, or care if their neighbor is driving to the store under a possible death threat while the T.V. and computer broadcast his itinerary are welcome to come support us. And for the Republicans, we invite you to compare our to do list with the accomplishments of our current representative.

GBH Boston’s On Point Reveals Plot to Treat All for Depression

NPR last night played a show on On Point discussing a newly revealed government plot to treat everyone for depression. This will go well with the universal health care and the demonstrable ignorance of psychology and the demonstrated corruption of the prescription drug industry in America. Look, ace, psychiatric science is the same in Europe as in America. Who decided to put all the Americans on psychodope, each of one sort or another? Oh, our science tells us to try one thing after another for each, until we hit that just right concoction, the one you’ll surly need after allowing those healers to geek you about one way after another at hundreds of dollars a pop. They already have one quarter of the U.S. women on antidepressants (my married neighbor assures me that the other three quarters need to be). Yet the scientist of depression, the one with the funny scientific sounding voice (great for radio) assures us that they know, and teaches us the difference, between “dismay” and clinical depression. And how do these break down percentage wise in comparison with the percentage of the population you have now drugged? You see, perhaps the Philosophy of Psychology, too, can be a “science.”

My favorite line was where this doctor pronounced the ethical dictum for his profession “X should only be done in Y circumstance.” The marvels of modern science.

No one has even read the first chapter of my efforts toward a philosophic psychology.

We could turn next for treatments of paranoia, you know, thinking that there are such a thing as plots. Rather than being so deliberate, these people usually fall into these errors by accident, lolling along in the ignorant pursuit of various forms of self interest. Perhaps the unexamined life is neither safe nor worth living.