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Disease Theory

20 February 2021

The germ theory is wrong; the virus theory is wrong. Viruses are not here to kill us; in reality they are exosomes whose role is to provide the detoxification package and the communication system that allows us to live a full and healthy existence. A war on viruses is a war on life.

Why Viruses (including “Coronavirus”) Are Not the Cause of Disease.
Thomas S. Cowan and Sally Fallon Morell. September, 2020.

Exosome, nano-sized vesicle secreted from different cell types that contains any of various biomolecules, such as proteins or nucleic acids. Exosomes are enveloped in a lipid bilayer membrane, reflecting their origination from endocytic (intracellular) compartments; they range from 30–150 nm in diameter. Exosomes are secreted via exocytosis by a variety of cell types, including cancer cells, and subsequently are taken up by target cells, where they communicate information via surface protein signaling as well as through the transfer of lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules. Intercellular communication by exosomes plays a critical role in the regulation of cellular and physiological processes. Exosomes were first described in the early 1980s, when they were observed following their secretion by reticulocytes.

Encyclopedia Britannica online

A vesicle is a tiny sac-like structure. Lipids are biomolecules related to fats.

Cowan and Morell’s assertions

Tom Cowan was trained as an MD and lives in the Bay Area, while Sally has been challenging the conventional wisdom about “healthy foods” for years, is a follower of Weston Price, and lives in Maryland.

Weston Price was a dentist from Canada who advocated for a retreat from “modern” processed foods which he says are causing dental and health problems.

Cowan asserts that science has never proven that bacteria or viruses actually cause disease. He believes that these biological structures and organisms result from disease rather than cause it. He points to toxins in air, food, and water, as well as radiation such as high frequency radio and even psychological stress as the more likely causes of degradation of the immune system and all the various disease symptoms, as well as the appearance of excessive concentrations of bacteria and viruses in diseased bodies. He believes the trigger for COVID-19 symptoms is 5G radiation. “5G” is a radio technology for cell phones currently being implemented in urban areas.

This conclusion also brings the idea of contagion into question. And he believes that data showing that people in specific locations get sick at the same time indicate toxic releases in those locations, and even cites some evidence of this.

These conclusions, in turn, challenge the whole allopathic system of medicine, and in particular, the Public Health recommendations aimed at curbing COVID-19.

Here is my illustration of this theory.

It aligns more with what I have learned from Hubbard.

My church, however, is going along with the allopathic “solution” for COVID-19 for the time being.

As the reader my gather, I side with Cowan, Morell and Hubbard.

But the experiential evidence for the involvement of “germs” in disease is so strong, I can’t totally discount it. It seems what Cowan is mainly trying to do is to increase the importance of other factors in why people get sick, which I definitely agree with.

Damsels in Distress

8 February 2021

Excessive isolation due to government reactions to COVID led me recently to seek out new friends online.

On the suggestion of a real offline friend, I decided to look into online dating sites.

I have been actively online now for over ten years. My involvement in various legitimate websites has resulting in a small number of friendly connections online. But these were not local friends. In the hope that I could make more friends locally, I subscribed to a couple of dating sites. This is my initial report on that experience. I may expand on it later, or continue the story in future articles.

Friendship and criminality

A classic strategy of the socially unwell (learn more about them here) is to “make friends” with someone, and then use the natural need and desire of the target person for interaction to “mine” them for physical and emotional resources that the highly troubled person finds difficult or impossible to create themselves.

Thus, a website dedicated to starting new friendships would be a perfect target for criminal activity.

Criminals would pose as, say, women who – buffeted by the challenges of living – have come to a place where they are both emotionally and financially needy. Using, perhaps, alluring photographs of pretty young women, criminals would sucker men seeking friendship into sharing data that could be used to compromise them socially or professionally. Then they would be asked for money. And if they refused, they would be threatened with the release of the personal data they shared with the “woman” in their search for intimacy.

In one such scam on Facebook, I got a young African man to admit that he was posing falsely as a pretty American girl. He then sent me a picture of himself, and proceeded to ask for financial help! This, then, could be a case of a double-layered scam, where the scammer has a second backup identity. Or this scammer might simply have been inexperienced in his “art.”

But from this experience we can see that the real person behind the online identity might be totally different than what they appear to be.

Is honest online dating possible?

Say you were an honest businessperson hoping to earn a living by providing an online dating service. Could you design one that would discourage or eliminate a takeover from criminals seeking to take advantage of lonely people?

Criminals seek avenues of less resistance. If it is quick and easy to set up an account on a website, they will try that first to see how it works. If it is too time-consuming to set up an account, they may never even try to get on that site.

eHarmony

eHarmony is an old and rather successful dating service. It was designed by a psychologist to “match” people based on answers to a personality questionnaire. If you want to interact freely with others on the site (see their photos, send messages) you must pay a subscription fee for at least a month.

I have no particular opinion about the validity of matching people based on a personality test. But what this test does do is make it much more difficult and time-consuming to create an account. I believe the popularity of this service is mainly due to the fact that the long set of questions discourages most criminals from setting up accounts.

Though eHarmony started as an American company, it is currently owned and operated by a German firm.

I use a service, Silver Singles, based on this same principle. It is owned by another German company. This company operates several dating sites that all require answering many personality questions to start an account. This results in a site populated by almost all very real people.

Age Match

As I like younger people and am perfectly willing to associate or get romantic with younger women, I wanted to try a site that included a larger age range of participants.

Age Match was mentioned in reviews as one such site, so I tried it, buying a month’s subscription.

However, this site is very easy to get onto. There is no long questionnaire. You have the option of getting your photo “verified” by submitting a picture ID. But almost no one bothers with this step. I did, but in my time on the site, I only found one woman who did.

I found that virtually every “woman” on this site was basically a scammer to some degree. You can normally tell this in several ways:

  1. Their profile is short and “vanilla” or not at all uniquely personal.
  2. Their photo or photos are all of young attractive women showing off their bodies.
  3. Their initial questions normally ask for data provided in your profile. In other words, they didn’t bother to study your profile before deciding to “like” you.
  4. Their ideas about love and friendship seem trite or simplistic.
  5. They quite normally tell a story or previous betrayal and financial hardship. They act stupid when you mention the fact that such information makes them look less attractive. They ignore or reject suggestions that could help protect them from future transgressions.
  6. They speak (write) in poor or broken English, even if claiming to be well-educated.
  7. They ask for money.

After a couple weeks on this site, I have discontinued using it. My experience with it has been uniformly bad. I figure if anyone there is serious about me, they can visit me via my blog.

The future of human interaction in the internet age

The foundation of all useful human interaction is honesty. If the bum on the street actually makes $1,000 a week, but for some reason prefers to live as a bum on the street, then he is misrepresenting himself in his interactions with people to the detriment of all involved.

And if the misunderstood young woman on the internet turns out to be some dude just cruising for people he can take advantage of, the that pollutes the whole field of human interaction, and should be discouraged or eliminated.

We have always needed ways to tell if people are who they claim to be. On the internet that becomes more important, as the capacity to deceive is also much greater.

We need online methods that encourage, if not guarantee, honesty. And I suggest that they should correlate to how we do it with people in person. This might be accomplished using video chat technology. It should be some sort of system that verifies or communicates the reality of a person to others online. Though I am sure any such system could be gamed, I see very little interest in doing this on online social platforms. This makes me wonder if they weren’t designed from the beginning to be criminal platforms.

Recent events have indicated that criminality is in fact their preferred use, as it is very difficult now to find any mainstream information that is not misleading if not outright untrue.

Our challenge going forward, if we wish to advance our culture, is to reverse this trend towards the criminal misuse of our communication systems.

Lucy, 23 years old

It’s Time To Talk

24 January 2021

A lot of us were expecting some revelations to go public last week. They didn’t. Perhaps it’s time for me to speak up about all of this.

Lies

DOCO and Old Sac were BUSY today! The weather wasn’t even that warm. But people seemed eager to get out anyway. As I was walking back home, the security guard who has befriended me stopped me.

He said, “Don’t you think this is too soon?” He pointed to all the people eating outside at the restaurant.

“You mean, it’s too early in the season?” I asked.

“No!” he said. “I mean the pandemic isn’t over yet!”

“Really! I thought the pandemic ended 6 months ago.”

“Oh man,” he said. “Now you’re messing with me.”

I recently went over what the most popular lies propagated by the mainstream are. My view, of course. And I know there are some readers who absolutely can’t go along with my truth. OK. But I am trying to make a point about how life works and how I work, not convert you to some new religion.

Can we agree that almost ALL of the mainstream is basically pushing the same message about many important issues? On top of this, there is a whole package of assumptions being forwarded by the mainstream through language, ads, and snarky comments. These have to do with things like UFOs, non-MD healers, mental health, and other very important topics.

Can we agree that there are people – lots of people – (roughly half the population in the case of the last election) who are at the least offended by these mainstream messages? Can we agree that it is unlikely that fully half of the population is totally deluded? Might it not be possible that they have been exposed to some information or experiences that contradict the mainstream story? Do we really have no interest whatsoever in why their truth is different?

So: If a person like me, who has always been a serious (and mostly straight-A) student, thinks he is being lied to by the mainstream, why should he believe anything written or spoken there? And where is he going to find an alternative that might be less false? Obviously, his first choice would be someone else who also believes that the mainstream is lying. So, that’s what I did.

Facts

For nutritional advice, and for non-allopathic approaches to illness, I go to Dr. Joseph Mercola. He is a very popular writer in the field of nutrition, and became radicalized when he and his friends started getting attacked when they expressed their misgivings about certain vaccines that were being developed, in particular the one (HPV) given to girls to prevent cervical cancer. Mercola quotes studies and other experts, as well as giving some anecdotal stories. He is a very earnest individual.

For general spiritual data, of course, I use Hubbard. But besides him, there are numerous (but not extremely numerous) academics working in the field of parapsychology. And for the best data on Earth’s history, I go to Courtney Brown’s remote viewers, who work under the umbrella of the Farsight Institute.

I am missing many more minor sources that I have consulted. I use these people mostly because they present their data calmly, they all believe in Spirit, reincarnation, and ET. They don’t concentrate on how flying saucers work or speculative subjects like that. Simon Parkes should be mentioned. He had some personal experienced with certain ETs. He was involved in politics for a while and he decided to make his ET experiences public. He got elected anyway. He is currently reporting a lot on data he is being fed by someone inside the mythical (but actual?) military group working to preserve our Constitutional Republic.

What things are really temporary

Games in bodies are relatively temporary things. They last as long as the planet lasts, or as long as the civilization lasts, if it is space-faring. According to human memory, some such civilizations have lasted for a very long time. Somehow, they did enough things right to survive. One group specializes in taking over planets and then mining them out of existence. They survive because they have learned to live on space ships.

Certainly a lifetime is temporary, and we should all be very clear about that. When we leave this life, most of us are programmed to return automatically. That would suggest that most of us have minimal control over the details of our rebirth. A few of us seem to have much more control in this area.

The tried and true model for operating a “Space Opera” planet is what I call Corporate. It is a hierarchical management structure that can operate an entire planet, if that is what is desired. A good Corporate structure does not need “capitalism” or “free markets.” Corporate has existed on Earth for a long time in a number of different forms. It has sometimes hidden behind the “conservative” values of competition in business, and economic growth. In other guises it has hidden inside Communist regimes. The most brazenly Corporate entities today, like Google and Amazon, openly seek to be monopolies and to squash competition. They are basically very practically-oriented power structures. They are designed to get things done, and that can include all the functions normally associated with other social institutions like schools, banks, governments, entertainment, even churches.

The above data is based partly on human recall of how earlier Space Opera societies operated. We also have present time data from remote viewers about how those societies operate today. Commonly, Corporate prefers slave-based systems. They are considered easier to manage. Earth is special because we are the misfits that were rounded up and removed from those societies. So to implement a full Corporate pattern on this planet is a real trick. It is, however, being accomplished.

The promotion of a dependence on experts has been crucial to their success here. It has allowed human rights like free speech to be challenged or cancelled on the basis that expert data is clearly superior to debate and argument. They, of course, pick who are the “experts.” This has been inculcated particularly in the fields of education, body health and mental health. It is backed up by turning certain chosen scientists into opinion leaders (marketing spokespeople). The general public are overwhelmed by the scope and depth of knowledge of these people. It is a pretty easy sell.

Crime groups also use a Corporate structure, and there is lots of evidence that “dirty” and “clean” corporate entities are peas in a pod. Professional hit men are routinely used by Corporate if they want to make a point that everyone will notice. Corporate favors the proliferation of drugs and poor personal habits, as – while these are bad for business – they are good for assisting to keep the “problem” people under corporate domination.

The pandemic

The story that falls through the cracks that exist in the false narrative about the pandemic paints a picture of this event as one they have been waiting for and planning for a long time. That there appears to be some ET interference and foreknowledge of this event indicates to me that ET wanted to throw Corporate a bit off guard so that its role in this whole thing would be more noticeable.

Therefore, it is possible that it was not originally intended for the virus to be traceable to China. ET forced a lab accident to occur, which created an outbreak there. So China – a very Corporate-like nation right now – got wrapped up in all this when it hoped it wouldn’t. The links of big names like Fauci and Gates to financial interests in China and Big Pharma reduced their aura of having the moral high ground.

Per one article, the Infection Fatality Ratio for COV-19 in children, by actual statistics, is about 1 death in 100,000 infections. For people my age it is about 1 death per 1,000 infections. These figures are of course subject to how well the reports reflect reality. Infection mortality rates climb with age. But so do healthy mortality rates. The measured death rate of a person my age for any cause is 2 per 1,000 people. So catching this disease is half as risky as just being alive! To what extent does an infection simply assist the death of someone who was ready to go anyway? And if an infected person has “multiple comorbidities,” who’s to say which condition actually killed them? We also have the question of what treatment was given and how effective it was. Many effective treatments have been suppressed by Corporate. Presumably because they would be less profitable.

And we also have the question of whether the number of cases (infections) is being properly reported. The PCR test at a cycle threshold above about 20 does not really detect infection, but only the fact of viral residue in the nasal cavity.

Although the CDC continues to insist that masks make a difference, real world data cannot be found which supports this claim. Cases rise and fall with testing rates and seasonal patterns, regardless of what social distancing policies are enforced. That is what real-world experience is telling us.

Thus, we are being locked down for reasons other than COVID; and we are being lied to about it by the mainstream. I wish there were some way to make this even more clear! It’s not about Public Health! It appears to be about enslaving an entire planet. This is the usual and expected pattern. Laugh at it at your own expense. I would much prefer you take this seriously and help make more people aware that they are being robbed of their basic human rights and that the intention is to make this permanent.

What things really survive

Regardless of planets, illnesses and death, Spirit survives.

Spirit will thrive to the extent that it is aware of what is really going on and is confident in itself.

Thus, you can “break” Spirit by lying to it all the time and not allowing it access to all the data and not letting it think for itself and decide for itself. This is our mainstream world: A “conspiracy” against Spirit! This is very obvious to anyone who travels with companions who are interested in spiritual awareness and spiritual growth.

Spirit enjoys playing a game. Living in a body on a planet is one possible game for Spirit. But it is not the only one! Besides all our prior games, there are certainly many more possible ones that we haven’t thought of yet. Spirit is happy if it can create new games to play. The duration of a game is not necessarily that important.

A worthwhile long term goal

In the long run, we want to be more aware, knowledgeable, and competent. These factors will serve us well for millions of years into the future. They are the factors emphasized in Scientology, and to lesser extents in all spiritual practices. In the long run, having any spiritual practice is better than having none.

Happiness is not Earthbound. Happiness is “the overcoming of not unknowable obstacles towards a known goal.” It is the result of playing any decently-conceived game with some degree of competence. It is possible anywhere, any time, and for anyone. Happiness is indeed a worthwhile long term goal.

Lonely Woman or Scammer?

17 January 2021

There is a practice on the internet of pretty young girls, or persons posing as such, approaching lonely old men with friend requests and promises of intimacy.

This has happened to me three times so far. That is to say, I have actually gotten in communication with three such people. An earlier conversation is related here.

The true motivations of such young women may be many and varied. My initial reaction to receiving such requests was definitely no thank you. But when I discovered that I could message them on Facebook without friending them, I decided to try and be straight with a few of them and see what they would tell me.

So far, all have related stories of how they suffered some misfortune that left them unattached and lonely. I can relate to that. But of course the unspoken story is how this turns into a decision to try to friend men on Facebook.

Brenda Thomas Jenny

My most recent contact was an interesting one.

Let’s start with her profile:

Searching on this name yields six profiles. Most of them are probably legitimate, even though the name seems a bit odd. This particular “person” had made five recent posts, all put up at virtually the same time. The posts indicated a person with serious interests. One post was a really lovely self portrait taken in a bathroom mirror.

Since I began talking to her, she has updated her profile data. Originally, she was posing as a Puerto Rican student living in Las Vegas. Now she is a self-employed person living in Los Angeles. In our chat she told me she is from Alameda and still lives there.

Then there is a January oddball post about children’s toys, and a new profile picture.

The next earlier posts are from 2016 and 2015. They are single line posts – odd. And the earliest posts are from 2013, including a Bible quote.

There used to be several photos on the profile. Many of them seemed to be of a different person. Now there are only three.

Scammers have learned how to “hijack” other people’s accounts. It has happened to a friend of mine. This is one of the many risks of using this technology. I believe it is designed this way. They wanted internet use to have a downside, and that downside is cyber crime.

Next, her story:

The first step, of course, is to warm up to the man with a somewhat believable story. This can take a considerable length of time. This person took many hours to build up her story with me. We asked questions back an forth. She told me that she valued honesty.

In brief, she is 32, currently single, and had recently exited a hurtful relationship that made her have trust issues with men.

She professed a great attraction to me and a hope that we might become good friends. But, she had to establish “trust” with me first.

Identity data:

She then asked me for several bits of data to “build trust.” One was my California ID. This made some sense to me, though seemed a bit extreme. Then she asked to see the back of the card (via smartphone picture). That was my first major alert that something was really wrong. She insisted that it was a test of our trust, that if I didn’t do it it meant I didn’t trust her enough, and so she could not trust me enough. I told her that didn’t make sense. She finally dropped it and moved on.

Next she sent me her address and “accidentally” included her social security number at the bottom. Then she said that now that I had hers, I should send her mine. This is, of course, one thing that everyone is advised to never do. I explained why I would not share that data, or similar data of that type. I explained that it was not just an issue with her; that these communications could be hacked.

She insisted, arguing that if I felt Facebook was too insecure, I could choose another platform. But finally she dropped it after repeated refusals from me to go along with this.

I had given her my phone number, as I don’t consider that a very precious piece of data at this point, but after this, I blocked her number. We shall see if anything comes of that.

Given up?

At some point, these contacts usually give up if they cannot get what they want from you. I told her in the chat, basically, to come clean with me or forget it. That is probably all I will hear from her about our “friendship.”

But this young lady, assuming the pictures show who was really in comm with me, is a real person. She is a perfectly good looking woman. What drove her to attempt this? Was she offered money for any Social Security Number she could extract?

You have seen from my posts the position I think society is in at this point. I don’t know how clearly I have spelled this out, but I hope it is pretty clear.

Leaned on enough by a suppressive power structure, people can be pushed into making poor decisions that result in taking advantage of each other through deceit. This of course will eventually ruin the life of the deceiver. That is the aim of the suppressives; to create a population full of ruined lives, desperate, not trusting each other, wiling to commit crimes against each other as easily as the suppressives do.

We see vast sectors of society falling under the “spell” of these manipulators.

Why are so many news people willing to lie to their audiences?

Why are so many health care providers willing to push drugs on their patients that are shown to do more harm than good?

Why are the “oppressed” turning on their own communities and damaging them (thus decreasing property values so that the real oppressors can purchase the land cheap)?

Why is it so difficult for so many to accept that they are participating in deceit, thus ruining their own lives?

Will it ever be enough to just arrest a bunch of criminals and “bring them to justice?” It never has been in the past. Though needful, perhaps, to clean up an area, the vacuum that results must be filled with true data, and good, competent people, or the mistakes will just be repeated.

When I started on my own path to discover what was wrong with life on Earth, I had little idea that it would come to this. Many of my friends and family do not agree with me that things are as far gone as I say they are. They are being told that things are fine, and that people like me are the problem!

Those same information sources are lying to them about just about everything. So who are the problem people in this world? Those trying to expose the lies, or those succumbing to them?

Here we have a woman who seems like a perfectly decent woman. Maybe this is not a photo of the person who actually contacted me, but it very well might be. This person, it appears, made a bad decision (or two). But they are a person. They deserve a chance to change the direction of their life. They deserve to be told the truth instead of being lied to every day about the fundamental facts of existence. Don’t they?

Message to Someone in Trouble

15 January 2021

We have a stable datum in Scientology: “In the presence of suppression, one makes mistakes. People making mistakes or doing stupid things is evidence that a Suppressive Person exists in the vicinity.”

Suppressive Person (SP) is our term for psychiatry’s Antisocial Personality and psychology’s sociopath. These are the truly “toxic” people of the world, and it is very wise to stay away from them.

If you aren’t all trained up on spotting SPs, it may be difficult to determine exactly what is making you feel “off,” “not myself,” “stupid,” tired, sick, or having too much “bad luck.”

If you feel this way a lot it is very wise to withdraw from your usual environment for a period of time in order to get more exterior to the situation. If you are having trouble sleeping, get extra rest.

Normally this will accomplish a temporary disconnection that will make you feel better, more clear headed, and more able to evaluate things rationally. Take this time to inform yourself about this type of personality. I like to use the videos on our TV channel. (Shorts page, first section.)

Hopefully this information will help you spot the person. Someone who has training and experience in this area can really help, but in a pinch, trying it yourself is better than doing nothing.

Your most immediate goal is to dissolve any dependence on the person that you may have so you can deal with them on a roughly equal footing. This will enable you to disconnect if communication does not resolve the problem. Some people will act suppressive in certain situations because they have accepted false data about you handed to them by a real SP. If this is the case, you want to give communication a chance rather than ruining an otherwise useful friendship.

Be assured that if you remain within a sociopath’s sphere of influence, they will continue to attempt to make you feel like shit, etc. So if communication fails to resolve the situation, it is best to fully end the relationship. The pain of detachment will be much less than the suffering you will experience by remaining attached.

Good luck!

Addendum: Always Tired

Exhaustion (tiredness) is apparently a big thing with a lot of younger people these days. A 25 year old rapper even got the words “always tired” tattooed under his eyes! I just saw an article about it.

Let’s take all the body stuff (rest, sugar and processed foods, coffee, “stress”) out of the equation and look just at Spirit for a moment:

Every being has a mind full of pictures of injury, pain and death. The emotion in these is the ultimate of “tired!”

If you keep your “space” (area around you that you put your attention on) small, these pictures will tend to get in your face, and affect you, and you will “feel tired.” What are some great ways to keep your space small? Look at your smartphone all day long! Or your computer! Or a book (old school method -worked for me)!

If you “make more space” around yourself – go for a walk and LOOK AT STUFF, not your phone! play ball with someone, mow a lawn, maybe even clean a room – those pictures are less in your face and they won’t bother you so much. You may even feel, magically, less exhausted!

TRY IT!

Civil Rights in America

2 January 2021

Pertinent previous posts:

Understanding Human Rights

More on Human Rights

The Emotion of Hate

The Course

Hillsdale College is a private college in Hillsdale, Michigan. Founded in 1844 by abolitionists known as Free Will Baptists, it has a liberal arts curriculum that is based on the Western heritage as a product of both the Greco-Roman culture and the Judeo-Christian tradition. Hillsdale requires every student, regardless of concentration of studies, to complete a core curriculum that includes courses on the Great Books, the U.S. Constitution, biology, chemistry, and physics.[5]

Since the late 20th century, in order to opt out of federal affirmative action policies, Hillsdale has been among a small number of US colleges to decline governmental financial support, instead depending entirely on private funding to supplement students’ tuition.

Wikipedia

One of the ways Hillsdale promotes for donations is to offer free online courses and put the people who sign up on their mailing list.

The course I took consisted of a brief historical overview of civil rights in the United States. It contained 9 half-hour lectures, and some quizzes to act as memory tests.

I think four different professors contributed lectures to this course. It was not particularly intellectually rigorous, but reasonably thorough. The information was given not totally dispassionately. These people believe in Christian values and the traditions of human freedom as outlined in America’s founding documents. This was a facts and theory course – typical of the liberal arts approach. It was not training – not designed to teach a skill – but only to relay some historical facts that most agree to.

The Problem

The most obvious problem in America has been that black folks have been forced to take a back seat in American life ever since they were forced to move here from Africa, or later chose to come here. Not all the “seats” allotted to persons “of color” have been particularly uncomfortable or different from other seats, but the majority have definitely been located near the back.

What a focus on America, or the United States in particular, fails to notice is that this has been a pattern the world over for a very long time now. This was not just a phenomenon of New World colonization; it happened in Africa – including some black-on-black exploitation – in the Middle East, in India and in Indonesia. It happened anywhere that dark-skinned people lived and thought they were in control of the territories they inhabited. And something similar happened to the oriental people of the planet, particularly in Japan, Korea, the coast of China, and Southeast Asia. Something similar also happened in Australia, though the experience of aboriginals in all regions usually felt more like genocide than mere exploitation.

On top of that, slavery had been a tradition in many societies, including old Europe, where white slaves were also known.

These are problems that run deep in the fabric of human relations and human history. In fact, they run deep in the history of this universe. It is a game that groups have been playing against each other for a long time. This problem has supplied the intellectual and emotional fuel to many modern stories, notably Star Wars.

In covering just the U.S. aspect of this problem, the wider context is overlooked, and of course the big questions of why remain unaddressed.

Beyond the course: Causation

The course started with the U.S. founding documents and the moral paradoxes surrounding them (that some of the authors – Jefferson in particular – were slave owners). It went on to cover the intellectual debates that led up to the Civil War, and then all the various political maneuvers designed to retain white supremacy, particularly in the South. I should make it clear here, in case any readers are unaware of this, that real segregation laws existed in the United States. They mostly existed in the Old South, but not exclusively. And though today the United States can be considered one of the most free and equal countries on this planet, it is still obvious that it is far from totally free and equal. Furthermore, there are many countries on this planet where the racial proportions are very different than they are here, and thus the political and economic dynamics are different. Yet no country exists on this planet – to my knowledge – where this problem has been totally solved.

I see the essence of this problem expressed in the contents of three references listed HERE. These are under the top heading, Ponerology (the study of evil). These were originally written references that have been made into narrated videos.

Evil is not innate in people, particularly. But it is an old solution to an old problem, and a bad habit that just won’t go away. The intellectuals of this planet think that rational discourse could eventually handle evil thoughts. It can’t. Evil goes way beyond the realm of rational thought. This is like thinking that you could find some rational way to change how your heart beats or your hormones work. The tendency towards evil is built in at a very low level of human thought.

Where you find a being convinced that living a life of evil is his only option, you get what we modernly refer to as a “sociopath” or a Suppressive Person. The technical reasons for why a being would make such a decision are found elsewhere, though mentioned in the references linked to above.

This decision results in a being who habitually neglects the lives and feelings of other people, as he believes it is necessary to do this for his own preservation. Such a being is very convinced of this! And where he has attained some measure of intelligence, his motives and methods can become quite devious. He will attempt to play up any obvious differences in the people around him to get them to fight each other instead of him. Race is a very obvious difference. Sex is another one. The smart sociopath will latch onto just about any theory or narrative that could result in constant racial or sexual turmoil. The sociopath also has no problem viewing other living people as mere animals and thus subject to enslavement or summary execution. There are even stories circulating that some sociopaths are cannibals, though this is not confirmed.

It is easy to blame the profit motive (Capitalism) for the various resulting atrocities, as Marx and his followers did. Or “whiteness,” as some modern misguided theorists have claimed. “Colonialism” is another favorite target. But what seems closer to the truth is that a criminal clique has developed, and been nurtured, on this planet, and that its leaders and minions are for the most part white men. These people operate through various legitimate channels, such as big business, the news media, and the entertainment industry, to attain their goals and purposes. And though they are a confused and disorderly bunch, some “higher force” seems to be keeping them on track, and this has resulted in considerable suffering around the world, but specifically aimed at non-white groups, so as to fuel the narrative that this is all about racism or whiteness. It isn’t. It’s about social fears at a most profound and basic level. It is about people who are quite sure they would perish in a world where everyone else was friendly and peace-loving, instead of at each other’s throats.

Remedies

Where causation is accurately identified, remedies can be formulated and enacted. This, of course, is the last thing the sociopaths want to happen, though in the long run it would also benefit them, by providing to them a route to healing.

Unless we can detect the social personality and protect him from undue restraint, and detect also the anti-social personality and restrain him, our society will go on suffering from insanity, criminality and war. And Man and his civilizations will not endure. These are the words of my teacher. Consider adopting them as your words, as your way of thinking, as a possible answer to the problem, a possible remedy.

The thought leaders at Hillsdale College, as well as many others in schools and churches and businesses and even governments around the world, are very concerned about where our planet is heading. They don’t realize how deeply the lies of the sociopathic cliques have affected them! There is a way forward. At least one way. Take it!

Modi kutta!

20 December 2020

I went out Saturday afternoon to get the parts I needed to install a little closet bar underneath my bed ($11).

There were some cars honking, but I thought it was another Trump rally.

When I returned from shopping, there was even more noise and commotion on the mall. So I went back out to find out what was going on. There were all these cars! The police didn’t know what to do with them.

They were all demonstrating about something that seemed to be going on in India. They identified themselves as farmers.

Many of the men wore the traditional turban of the Sikh. Sikhism is a special religion created hundreds of years ago in the Punjab in India. Many Sikhs in India are farmers. I guess in California, too.

I found a woman carrying a sign who had evidently parked somewhere and walked in to join the others. She was with two daughters. She was wearing a mask, but even so I could tell that this was a very good looking woman. I asked her if this was about India, and she said yes. She explained that Modi (the current Prime Minister) had gotten some laws passed that made it more difficult for farmers there to make a decent living. Based on what I had heard and read about Modi, this was typical. Her older daughter told me that it was like taking away the minimum wage (an analogy to U.S. labor laws). The woman told me there was more information available from a bus that was part of the parade.

Then another young woman got up on her car that was parked nearby and started waving a flag.

Again, what I noticed about her was her lovely youthful figure.

Modi kutta

Their slogan means (roughly translated) “Modi is a dog!” Their other slogan was, “no farmers, no food,” which has been widely used by all movements supporting the family farming model of agriculture.

I looked for some online articles what would talk more about Modi and what he was trying to do with agriculture in India. I found mostly the work of a very young woman journalist named Peony Hirwani, writing in the UK Independent, an online news magazine. Peony has lived both in the UK and in India.

She was definitely not a Modi supporter.

Narendra Modi is an Indian politician who has been Prime Minister of India since 2014. He represents a party known as “BJP” (Bharatiya Janata Party which translates to Indian People’s Party) and he has long been associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (“National Volunteer Organization”) which Wikipedia disparagingly describes as an Indian right-wing, Hindu nationalist, paramilitary volunteer organization which has been in existence since 1925 and is a fixture of modern Indian life.

Since Muslims invaded India hundreds of years ago, many Hindus in India have felt that their way of life and culture has been threatened and needs to be actively defended. The British Partition of 1948 sought to separate Hindus and Muslims into two different countries (Pakistan and India) but this was not really workable and generated considerable turmoil. Those frictions continue to this day.

The Hindu way of life combines an enlightened set of religious beliefs with a very rigid social structure, and is thus a bit of a bafflement for most Westerners. While we might consider Islam more “modern” as an Abrahamic religion, Muslims too have come to support certain cultural norms that are considered “patriarchal,” though caste is not one of them. Thus we have seen Islam as attractive to some lower-caste Hindus who seek more social mobility, while traditional (upper caste?) Hindus remain resentful of Islam and other newer religions for undermining their social traditions.

Modi, then, is seen by Muslims, Sikhs and others as a political enemy. What exactly he actually stands for and hopes to attain has been difficult for me to grasp. Though he has been characterized as “right wing” it would be more proper to call him a Hindu conservative. There remains a deep feeling in India that it should be a Hindu nation. It was founded in its modern form, however, along more secular and pluralistic lines.

Agriculture in India

India is a very agricultural country, and has always attempted to feed itself through the work of a huge community of “small” farmers. The articles I have read indicate roughly half of the population of India is agricultural.

Thus, India has long been in the eye of corporate agriculture. In the 1960s there was a huge push to get hybrid crop types used in India. But these almost uniformly require irrigation. This pushed up water use in Indian agriculture which has now led to water depletion in some regions.

In the United States, the trend has been for large corporations to take over small farms after they become economically weakened by the various new, but more expensive, technologies pushed (by corporate agriculture) at farmers. Farms then get run as giant food factories, using essentially technocratic methods and a low-paid work force. Corporations use their economic and political power to hog local water resources. It becomes an asymmetric and uncooperative game. India seems to be heading in this direction, too.

Food Security

One of the big themes in politics since roughly the 1960s has been “security,” including taking measures to ensure everyone has enough to eat. In almost all cases across the planet, this involves Big Government working with corporations (or in more socialist countries, owning corporations) to achieve this supposed end, but actually, we might assume, solidifying the economic and political power of the corporate world, which seeks, I honestly suppose, to rule the planet as a sort of giant factory where a few wealthy owners lord over a huge number of low-paid workers, managed by an upper middle class that is somehow beholden to their overlords. This is an ancient system, but has long been resisted on Earth due to the issue of personal liberty, which is a big issue on Earth compared to most other planets. Bids to have Earth join the larger galactic community are usually contingent on the people of Earth submitting to a more traditional power structure on the planet, which many would identify as Corporate, while others might call it Communist or other things.

What happened in India was that a huge government corporation was set up to purchase food from farmers at protected prices and then sell that to the poor (at lower prices) through state-run food stores. It seems that in India the corporate world would like to take over this operation, and Modi has been persuaded to go along with that plan.

It is not clear that most farmers really know what they are protesting against. This is common in America, too. All most people recognize is that they are being squeezed economically and that under “free market” conditions, they were doing better. However, in the field of agriculture, government price supports have been in place in one form or another in almost all countries for most of the last century. That was their way of getting the farm vote. Reforms to bring more of a free market environment back into Western and developing economies have generally been considered “neo-liberal” and pandering to the corporate takeover agenda. There has even been talk, for instance, that some of the California “wild” fires were set on purpose to drive small businesses and home owners into poverty so that their land could be purchased cheaply by corporate interests. At this point, however, the end goal of “reforms” is often less than obvious. This corporate takeover narrative does, however, align well with what we are seeing happen with the current “pandemic” and with domestic politics.

Food and feminine beauty

In these emotionally confusing times, old themes have a tendency to cross through each other in odd ways.

For us as animals, survival depends on eating and sex, and sex is influenced by the attractiveness of the feminine form. And so pulchritude and agriculture become oddly connected. For us as Spirit, this translates to a kind of beauty that our chefs bring to our tables, and another kind of beauty that our women bring into our lives. But it all ends up not making that much sense.

We are all caught up, it seems, in the dance of surviving on a dying planet. The situation is in many ways quite alarming. Similar to what happens when we as individuals are confronted by our own death. Uniformly, though, death is followed by spiritual release. And whether that release lasts for a few weeks or many lifetimes depends a lot on the spiritual shape we are in when it comes time to kick the bucket.

It seems odd, perhaps that the lovely wives and daughters of hard-working farmers should lead me to reflect on eternity. But their situation only points out to me that it is time to indulge in that reflection. We could save our planet from the grip of the corporate criminals. But perhaps we will fail in this. Whichever result manifests, I judge it will very much depend on our level of spiritual development, and our willingness, ultimately, to choose the beauty of spiritual freedom over the security of the well-fed slave.

Bad news?

There’s something I noticed while researching this story that I wanted to mention.

I saw this on the Independent website, where Peony writes. At the bottom of her opinion piece, running under the headline “Modi’s recent agricultural reforms put the livelihoods and lives of farmers at risk,” the following notice appears: If you have been affected by this article, you can contact the following organisations for support

It then lists five mental health care organizations that serve the UK.

In other words, someone thought that this article contained enough trigger words or concepts that it might upset some readers to the point that they needed mental health advice. To me this is extremely bizarre! Beyond the fact that it panders to a certain system of “mental health care” that is currently dominant in the West, since when has it been so important to protect the fragile emotional frameworks of the readers of certain news stories? What will they be told by the people they contact if they go to one of these sites? To take the latest antidepressant? To sign up for some therapy? Those “solutions” don’t even work! If this is so important, why not just stop publishing the news entirely and leave the citizenry blissfully ignorant? Isn’t this whole mindset just pushing us away from truth, away from confronting what’s there, away from being responsible citizens? Someone wants us thinking we are mentally ill every time we react appropriately to a piece of bad news? That’s not mental health!

David Gives a Psychology Lesson

5 November 2020

We need to talk

On the evening of 2 November, 2020, David Wilcock transmitted a video “livestream” from his home in Colorado. It lasted 3-1/2 hours. At the end he led a group prayer or meditation for the healing of the planet.

David started out, basically, as a social worker. But he was also smart and had psychic abilities. So he eventually got out of caring for the very bad off in society, kicked his own debilitating addictions, and started developing his psychic abilities, doing “readings” for the somewhat better off. He was reasonably successful at this, but his journey into the world of psychic phenomena, paired with his purpose to lift up humanity, and not turn his back on those who struggle, led to his keen interest in how the world was being operated, and how those operators were being influenced by off-world groups.

And so, on election eve 2020, he sat down with nearly 10,000 of his followers and talked to them about sociopathy (though he called it psychopathy, technically a broader category). He talked about how this type of personality is very real and how it affects personal relationships (which is what most people tend to worry about). But he also talked about sociopaths operating on a global level, and the effect they have on political relationships, particularly here in the U.S. He told us about how people become dependent on the sociopaths in their lives, and about the only known workable remedy: NO CONTACT.

A questionnaire

To illustrate his points, David found an online questionnaire with the title “Take the Sociopath Quiz.”

He found it on the website https://www.psychopathfree.com/ which is currently an uncurated website with all sorts of information about various forms of pychopathy.

He took the quiz, but answered the questions as if his “partner” were the group that seems to be running mainstream media and various other groups and organizations that have aligned their message to what is being pushed by the mainstream media. The result that he got was that his “partner” is acting like a psychopath. If he had looked deeper into sociopathy, he would have seen this even more clearly. This is because large institutions that have “gone bad” tend to commit criminal acts, not just make their partners feel bad.

But let me go through the 13 points, not as quiz questions but as characteristics:

  1. Does not keep promises. He promises health costs will go down; they go up. They promise your kids will learn more; school test results get worse. They promise to take care of us when we go to a hospital; one of the leading causes of death is mistakes committed in hospitals. They tell you giving up your religious beliefs will make you happier; it doesn’t. They promise you that Darwin was right, except that his theory of natural selection fails to pan out.
  2. Does not understand the feelings of “friends.” Lockdowns were imposed without regard to how people would feel about them. Blacks are called “white” if their political beliefs are “wrong” or upsetting. Nasty false rumors are spread about “friends” who disagree.
  3. Capable of great hypocrisy. They will tell people that public schools shouldn’t open yet, while sending their own kids off to private schools. They will tell people that hair salons should stay shut down, then arrange for a private visit to one. They will tell you to stay inside for your own protection, when the only real result is loss of human contact.
  4. Compulsive liar. They will deny any wrongdoing they are accused of, or if it is undeniable, will lie to justify it. If an enemy tells the truth, they will say he lied. If an ally lies, they will say he told the truth.
  5. Withholds affection. They are incapable of real love or caring, and show not real sympathy for the suffering of others.
  6. Makes a friend or partner feel bad or caved in or dependent. They will create – and extend – situations that put people out of work or deprive them of belongings, then force them to take handouts instead of helping them rebuild.
  7. They threaten to walk away from the relationship. They threaten to fire or censor people who don’t want to play along, rather than trying to work things out.
  8. Cannot be trusted. Their lying, backstabbing, and inability to follow through encourages total distrust, which may extend to the institutions they lead or in which they work.
  9. Creates drama when none is really called for, then blames the partner. They are constantly working to make bad things happen, so no one ever has a chance to focus on the real source of the destruction. Just for good measure, they’ll accuse you of causing it or letting it happen.
  10. They can’t handle boredom or calmness, but require constant excitement. They can’t accept the concept of peace and tranquility. Life must be a never-ending thrill ride. There must always be another sensational news story.
  11. They compare this relationship with past ones but don’t disconnect from past ones. The Democrats, for instance, used to harbor Southern racists and support the KKK. The mainstream media might accuse a social media personality of “fake news” one day, then take them seriously the next day. They operate on the basis of expedience, not allegiance.
  12. Acted infatuated in the beginning, then lost interest. This can be seen in the difference in behavior of candidates before and after the election. A lot gets promised, but little gets delivered.
  13. They treat “friends” carelessly, even threateningly. They are often patronizing and critical. Anything you do wrong can result in penalties or ostracism. And they can decide what you are doing or saying is “wrong” whenever they want to.

I’m not going to rehash what is going on now on this planet, though I’ve made mention of it in the points above. Much of this is covered in other posts. You may not be able to think of examples of all 13 of the above behaviors. But I can, and you probably could, too, if you thought a little more about it. These are contagious habits, and you can see “both sides” indulge in these behaviors. But pay attention to how much damage results. How much did the lockdowns destroy people’s lives, compared to the experience of getting sick? People get sick all the time. They aren’t forced out of work by their political “leaders” all the time.

Strange synchronicity

For months (if not years) now, I have been pushing the need for us to understand and confront the sociopath (or Suppressive Person). And now David finally comes out with what amounts to a several-hour course on the subject! The situation is painfully clear to him now; I wish others could see it so clearly.

Last year I met a young woman who turned out to be involved in a toxic relationship. She felt she had to separate from her husband, and finally decided to divorce him. And now here I see David characterize the current situation as an “acrimonious divorce!”

I was deeply upset about what happened to my new friend, especially after the lockdowns forced her to change her plans and disappear from my ken. I miss her and I am also concerned for her well being. What a tragedy it would be if this had been caused by a Third Party and could have been repaired using technology I am aware of.

Likewise, I have been deeply upset to see what has been happening to my planet and its people, particularly the younger people, and especially after the lockdowns forced them into dependent relationships with governments that are not very trustworthy, and may in fact be quite corrupt. I miss my younger friends at they used to be, and am very concerned for their well being. And in this case, this whole situation almost certainly WAS caused by Third Parties!

I write this with as much sincerity as I can muster. I hope those who read this can see some wisdom in it, and will use the resources on this blog (website) to educate themselves about what to do about the situation. I don’t prefer to get all heavy and dramatic; I would prefer to be lighthearted and carefree. But right now that does not seem to fit.

For more of my own writings on sociopathy, see:

https://lecox.wordpress.com/2020/07/03/personality-disorders/

https://lecox.wordpress.com/2020/09/15/what-am-i-looking-at/

https://lecox.wordpress.com/2020/09/05/reversed-vectors/

Dady Digs Deeper: Disasters by Design

27 October 2020

I have now finished Dr. Dady Chery’s book about Haiti, written around 2015. This is her only book, but she has written many articles and continues to do so. I looked for a quote that would sum up how she felt about the situation at that time. I found this:

In the shadow of neocolonialism, criminal elements within NGOs, religious and otherwise, converge like so many hyenas on the unfortunate victims of natural disasters, for the purpose of human trafficking. As in Haiti, the women and baby snatchers would be replaced by the likes of Bill Clinton, who will promise investments and reconstruction so long as the country’s assets are liquidated in a fire sale to corporations. More than five years after its earthquake, Haiti is not reconstructed, but rather more demolished than ever before, and it is firmly under the boots of disaster capitalists.

Chery, Dady. We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti’s Struggle Against Occupation (p. 290). News Junkie Post Press. Kindle Edition.

In the latter part of her book, Dady reviews several examples of how “disaster capitalism” works. Notice that our current situation, which she writes about on her blog, is another example.

Biopiracy

“Scientific expeditions” arrive to locate rare and exotic plants and animals. Samples are brought back for testing and genetic studies. These are a possible source of new medicines. The fact that these specimens are often endangered in their native habitat, and that those habitats are shrinking due to Western industrial-style activities in those areas, is given lip service, but no real action results. This constitutes a new form a theft of natural resources.

In many cases, real protection of species and habitats would best be achieved by returning control of those areas to their original inhabitants. Local Haitian fishermen, for instance, kept a beautiful and delicate fishery ecosystem stable for years. Then industrial-style fishing from the Dominican Republic came in and depleted or destroyed those fisheries and habitats.

Ecotourism

Foreign interests, working through local officials who are corruptible, purchase acres of prime coastal land and some inland areas for the development of hotels, airports, and support services for tourists who like to visit “remote” places with lots of “nature.”

This development not only tends to ruin the area, but often displaces existing residents, forcing them off their farms or other businesses and into the tourism industry. For various reasons, they may get no compensation for the loss of their land. Much of the construction work, and concessions once the development is up and operating, is contracted out to non-local companies, so the locals do not benefit from those activities, either.

Dady’s example was Île-à-Vache, a beautiful little island in the south that was targeted by the Haitian government as a new tourism development. The Haitian Constitution protects coastal lands and similar areas as common property, so all the development done there was in violation of Haitian law, overseen by bribed officials. If the residents protest, their leaders are arrested. One such leader has been in prison for many years now. No charges were ever brought.

Violence against citizens

Things can be “made to happen” in a certain area that is looked upon as a favorable place for commercial development. Citizens may the be ordered to leave the area. If they resist, they may be treated as combatants and fired upon to scare them away.

This happened in Haiti in a place near Jacmel, in the southeast. A populated area was seen as favorable for tourist development, so an excuse was devised to remove the population from that area. They were supposedly endangering the cleanliness of water feeding a reservoir.

When the residents refused to leave, 36 “commandos” were sent in to evict them. Four children and eight adults were shot dead. The residents also had houses burned and livestock killed.

In another incident in the north, the prime minster inspected an historic site (the Citadel, actually), declared it in ill repair, but stated he did not have the money to fix it, then departed on his motorcycle, leading his entourage on a fast chase down a hill. A staff car then plowed into a nearby house, injuring seven people, including one little girl very seriously. Behind the scenes, negotiations were taking place to bring in an out-of-country firm to operate the site, the most important site of national pride in all of Haiti.

In another incident, a young female reporter was attacked by police while covering a protest. It took many months for a judge to finally award a small amount of damages (about $9,000 US) in what should have been an obvious case of abusive conduct.

In another case – a very important corruption case – the presiding judge mysteriously died after being threatened by high-level government officials. The plaintiff had also been threatened. The officials would not admit that any threats had occurred.

Separation of Rich and Poor

Dady then details the situation in the U.S.

Disaster response – Katrina for example – treats the poor as crime suspects rather than victims in need of assistance.

There is much statistical evidence that the lower classes – largely people of color – continue to be held down by various “legal” and illegal means.

She mentions the gentrification of New York City. Now all the service workers have to ride in (on the subway) from the outlying boroughs. They used to be able to afford to live in the city. Meanwhile, the homeless live in underground tunnels.

Haiti has been at the heart of the disaster-capitalist program. For years, NGOs have administered palliatives to suppress a popular revolt, as the country’s once lively agricultural economy was displaced by a less than 60-cents-per-hour sweatshop economy and a ruthless military occupation by the UN. With the advent of the UN-introduced cholera in 2010, medical NGOs such as the Red Cross, MSF and PIH failed to control the epidemic; instead they have organized to stay for the long term. For years, Haitians have appealed to the world for solidarity against the parasitic onslaught and warned that everyone was one disaster away from becoming a Haitian too, but the appeals have fallen on deaf ears.

Chery, Dady. We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti’s Struggle Against Occupation (p. 240). News Junkie Post Press. Kindle Edition.

After tropical storm Sandy in 2012, only the Occupy Movement (themselves mostly well-to-do people) were in a position to supply support services to the people who lost their electric power. FEMA was almost totally ineffective, while President Obama is on record as pleading with Americans to donate to the Red Cross.

On 30 May, 2011, Miami police killed Haitian Raymond Hérissé who had become a bit involved in the local drug scene, but was simply partying on the night of his death. The police fire also hit four other people. We have a video of the event only because one of the attendees managed so successfully hide his copy from the police. All other recordings were destroyed by smashing or confiscating phones. Rather than coming clean, the police decided to try to convince the public of how bad the man they killed really was.

As we know, incidents like this, though not everyday, are not uncommon. In that year (July 2010 to May 2011) Miami police had killed seven young men. No police were charged.

It should be noted that police also die in the line of duty.

On 13 Nov, 2011, soldiers and police attacked and occupied favela Rocinha, the largest favela (squatter settlement) in Rio de Janeiro. The supposed reason for the attack was to reduce drug dealing. But the favela is still controlled by a major criminal organization, Amigos dos Amigos, per Wikipedia.

Dady makes the point that Haiti is the only country NOT AT WAR that is occupied by U.N. peacekeeping troops. She sees Haiti being used as a training ground for how to use “friendly” soldiers to terrorize poor people.

Wars against immigrants

While U.S. political parties argue over human trafficking across the Mexican border, elsewhere long-time immigrants have been forced out of their places of residence for odd political reasons.

There are many people of Haitian (black African) descent who have lived and worked for lifetimes in the Dominican Republic. In 2013, hundreds of these people were abruptly “deported” to Haiti. Many of them were born in the DR and considered themselves residents of DR, not Haiti. Many were forced to leave without being able to collect their belongings. Those belongings were then stolen by the people who ousted them.

DR also hosts several “binational” markets that are supposed to be open to both Haitian and Dominican Republic vendors. The Haitians live just across a river. But they are often pushed out by high fees or violence.

The U.N. has done nothing to improve this situation. In fact, it helped the DR collect data on exactly who in the DR was of Haitian origin. This happened in 2012. The deportations then started after the DR changed their immigration laws, in 2013. Later that year, investigations confirmed that human rights violations had occurred. Oddly, Haitian officials were not much involved in the complaints that led to those investigations. Both countries are under heavy pressure from outside forces to take bribes and soften up their populations for further encroachments.

More quotes from her book:

Here is how the con works: Venezuela sells oil to Haiti at 60 percent of the going rate, with the remaining 40 percent being payable over 25 years at one-percent interest. The Haitian state sells the oil at market prices and does as it wishes with the profits, but all the loan, every drop of sweat to pay it with interest during the next 25 years, will be wrung from the labor of poor Haitians.

Chery, Dady. We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti’s Struggle Against Occupation (p. 266). News Junkie Post Press. Kindle Edition.

Every year for a decade, Haitian presidents and prime ministers have appeared at the UN to invite the international community to rule Haiti for yet another year because, presumably, the citizens of the world’s first black republic cannot govern themselves. Nothing: not the alleged gang rapes, murders, child prostitution, or even the cholera from the so-called peacekeepers, have induced the Haitian regimes to say no to the UN.

Chery, Dady. We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti’s Struggle Against Occupation (p. 267). News Junkie Post Press. Kindle Edition.

Dr. Dady Chery goes on to eulogize Toussaint L’Ouverture, a great Haitian general and leader who was tricked by Napoleon into attending a peace conference where he was captured and sent to France to die in prison. She sees nothing but bitter racism and power lust in the actions of the likes of Napoleon. L’Ouverture on the other hand stands as a self-made leader and a martyr for the cause of freedom.

Dady then goes on to outline the current situation in Haiti, dominated by the legacy of Clinton’s Interim Haiti Recovery Commission, installed after the 2010 earthquake. To this day, Haiti appears to be in the hands of politicians corrupted by promises of personal wealth offered to them by external groups only interested in profiting from misery.

Why cooperate with your own suppression?

Dady goes on to outline and endorse MLK’s approach to making change – non-cooperation. Though I believe she does not emphasize enough the role of a free press (or other groups) in educating the people so that they can make sound local decisions, this may not be the major situation in Haiti at this time. There they still struggle just to regain control of their lives. The rule of law, in the case of Haiti, seems insufficient to ensure self-governance. And so it goes in many places across this planet.

Threat

14 October 2020

Imagine receiving on your phone a message spoken by an automated voice announcing the following:

…social security number…the moment you receive this message I need you to get back to me on my department/division number…

Now, if I don’t hear a call from you we will have to issue an arrest warrant under your name and have you arrested.

So get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you.

Archived voice message.

The dark world of phone scamming

This happened to me a few days ago.

I looked on the internet for data about this type of call.

At the top of the search results was a Forbes article of 24 Nov 2019 about a recent increase in phone scams involving Social Security numbers. It covers this particular version of the scam (intended to extort money or personal information from you) and several others.

The articles states, “The government says it would “never” threaten anyone with arrest for crimes associated with their Social Security number.” This data is taken from a Social Security Administration press release on the subject, dated 7 December 2018.

According to a Wikipedia article on the subject, in 2011 this type of fraud managed to steal about $20 billion from the legitimate economy.

The cost of crime

Crime and society’s response to it pose significant costs to the United States. The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that federal, state, and local governments collectively spent over $280 billion in fiscal year 2012 (adjusted to 2016 dollars) on criminal justice programs such as police protection, the court system, and incarceration. There are also many other financial and nonfinancial effects of crime that researchers consider when estimating the total costs of crime in the United States. These can include tangible costs such as replacing damaged property or medical care to treat victims’ injuries, and intangible costs such as changes in people’s behavior to avoid crime, among many other costs. Researchers have estimated varying annual costs of crime, including totals of $690 billion, $1.57 trillion, and $3.41 trillion, adjusted to 2016 dollars.

GAO-17-732: Published: Sep 26, 2017

We are looking, then, at crime-associated costs (drain on the legitimate economy) anywhere from about $1trillion, on up to multiple trillions, depending on exactly what you include as a “cost” and as a “crime.” Annual GDP for the U.S. is around $20 trillion, or $5 trillion per quarter.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2nd Quarter (April-May-June) GDP dropped by $2 trillion from the previous year. That means the legitimate economy lost (had stolen from it) about 10% of its annual production – 40% of its quarterly production – due to the economic lockdowns meant to (we are being told) control the outbreak of a new viral disease.

These figures are of necessity quite impersonal. Yet imagine how your life would change if your personal income suddenly dropped to about half of its normal range, with no prospect of ever recovering that loss. Imagine how your life would change if your car were stolen or your house burned down, even if you had insurance to cover the replacement value of the vehicle or the structure. Imagine how your life would change if police appeared at your door and announced that you were under arrest.

A culture of atrocity

What sort of culture do we live in, that would allow the situation to deteriorate to its current state?

We have battled against criminality in society for as long as anybody can remember. Just within recent history, we decided that the right thing to do was to elevate the value of individual freedom and devalue the tyranny of the group. History labels that period of our history “the Enlightenment.”

But this was far from a world agreement. Not only did various powerful groups fight against this trend, but many who paid lip service to it were not really that dedicated.

And so another set of battles were fought, just to have this basic principle of human rights extended to all humans, not just those with a certain appearance or bloodline.

And still this principle was fought. Eugenics arose, along with mob “justice” in the U.S. South, forced sterilization all over the planet, and even forced euthanasia (mercy killing) for a while in Germany. More wars were fought, and more property destroyed in the name of “us over them.”

By the middle of the last century, while the U.N. was ratifying the most comprehensive list of human rights ever assembled (1948) in response to Nazi atrocities, a “Communist” dictator in Russia had already killed or ruined the lives of millions he fancied to be his political opponents, or in other ways undesirable. A similar thing happened in “Communist” China between 1958 and 1962. And Blacks continued to suffer race-motivated terror and killings in the U.S., in Africa, and in the African diaspora; Haiti in particular.

Atrocities of this magnitude do not occur without support or cooperation from high places in society. And yet a broad base of support-via-neglect, or perhaps arising from ignorance, apathy, or fear, must also exist. It has been observed that this “support” (or acquiescence) is created from the top through propaganda efforts, and may rely on belief systems installed in a similar way in the more distant past.

Don’t honest people have rights, too?

Getting a handle on the threat

There are a few points that are clear to me:

  1. Criminals seek power as a way to protect themselves and their activities.
  2. If honest people can’t learn to identify and handle criminals, they will continue to suffer.
  3. Persons who seek positions of power should be fairly tested for criminality, and denied the position if they don’t pass as basically honest.
  4. Handling governments in this way would be insufficient. Large businesses also function like governments and must follow similar rules.

Structures of power

This post may seem a bit disjointed, as I was planning to write more about these general subjects before I got the threatening call. I have touched on these themes in past posts, and will continue to do so. But the basic data I am working with are worth repeating.

In the book I’m reading about Haiti, local governments are seen (as would be expected) to be closer to the people. Thus locally-elected officials are more likely to truly represent their communities and, possibly, be more immune from corruption. Dr. Chery reports that the central government of Haiti is highly corrupt, and suggests that this is the general pattern across the world, in both democracies and otherwise.

Commonly-held beliefs and values are attained by methods that are essentially irrational.

Though the Enlightenment has also been known as the Age Of Reason, in the end it could only replace one kind of irrationality (mysticism, religion, superstition) with another, which came to be known, broadly, as “science.”

Science is irrational because it reacts against religion instead of solving the problems of religion. Thus to this day we still argue about Origin, Spirit, and Evil. Furthermore, irrationality is instilled in all of us in ways that most of us are not aware of and have not properly confronted. Thus, Democracy can only obtain agreements that are essentially irrational. That this makes it inferior to other political structures is not being suggested here. But you can see its weak points. Can you imagine allowing children to vote for who would get to be their parents? That is essentially what Democracy does. It’s main advantage is that you can hold the voters responsible for the quality of their government. And thus, possibly, it has a future.

Governments that work for the good of everyone deserve support.

Some benevolent dictators are still adulated in history simply because they made enough good decisions to give their people a measure of security, prosperity and freedom. But for the most part these were one-off wins.

The secret of good leaders was probably their ability to spot and handle criminals rather than give them power. So far we have not found a way to guarantee this in government. And so we muddle on.

Power asymmetries are detrimental to basic rights and freedoms.

If a would-be tyrant can identify an individual as a political enemy and send loyal agents to his house to arrest him and get him thrown in prison, then that would-be tyrant has a “workable” path to becoming a full-fledged tyrant.

If a would-be tyrant has no legal structure he can use against his supposed enemies, then he is less likely to ever become a tyrant.

Dr. Chery, in writing about Haiti, extols the virtues of bottom-up politics. Haiti’s Constitution (1987) attempts to enact such a system. What does this actually look like in practical terms? The problem is that organizations need leaders/coordinators. This sets up a constant tension between leaders and the members of the groups they lead. An honest leader, then, will tend to retain his or her position to the extent that the group members can see that they are mostly benefiting from the decisions being made by the leader. Criminals can upset any such system to the extent that the members of the group are uneducated on the subject of criminals. I know this subject as Ethics. It is a vital subject in any group.

In practical terms, then, a group trained in Ethics has some chance of prospering if its leader is chosen on the basis of skill in leadership and if the group has a workable way to police itself using some sort of Ethics system. Larger groups have similar chances to prosper if they operate under similar conditions. This gives you a structure that starts at the bottom with smallish production groups, then continues up in a coordinating structure that makes use of people who have proven to be successful leaders at lower levels. Choice of personnel may come from the bottom up, or from the top down, or from some combination of the two. But an Ethics system (operated by honest people) is required to prevent criminals from rising through the ranks or appearing suddenly in senior positions. Groups that are prospering long term have something like this in place, whether they realize it or not.

Individual freedom is highly desirable.

This is because individual ability is highly desirable, and this goes hand-in-hand with freedom. Only a criminal would rail against giving honest people the rights and freedoms that they require. For it is these things that boost individual ability, and thus group prosperity.

You cannot expect equal results in such a community, even if you obtain equal opportunity. Some beings are just more able. But to the extent that you can give each community member an equal, or equivalent, chance to develop and demonstrate his or her abilities, higher levels of group prosperity are possible.

Society will always come up against the challenge of families who wish to preserve their “place” in society by devious means. This is what the Ethics system is there for. Its lack is why things are the way they are now.