Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Banker Jekyll Will Hyde Your Money - 11

It has been awhile since I posted about the banksters among us.

This series, which began in August of 2009, has dealt with the subject over a span of time (Banker Jekyll Will Hyde Your Money, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

The subject matter is basically that the banksters make things up as they go.

Therefore we really don't know the real economic conditions, we only know what they want us to think is happening in out economy.

A case in point is that we are now being told that the 2008 economic collapse was a bit more than the Bush II Administration was aware of:
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a prominent student of the Great Depression, contends that the 2008 financial crisis was actually worse than its 1930s counterpart.

Mr. Bernanke is quoted making the statement in a document filed on Aug. 22 with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims as part of a lawsuit linked to the 2008 government bailout of insurance giant American International Group Inc.

September and October of 2008 was the worst financial crisis in global history, including the Great Depression,” Mr. Bernanke is quoted as saying in the document filed with the court. Of the 13 “most important financial institutions in the United States, 12 were at risk of failure within a period of a week or two.

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is quoted in the document offering a similarly apocalyptic assessment. From Sept. 6 through Sept. 22, the economy was essentially “in free fall,” he said.
(Wall Street Journal, emphasis added). They seem to never be able to figure things out ahead of time, even back in the day of that once Greatest Depression, there was hopium in the air:
ON THE night of October 22, 1929, one of America’s most widely known economists addressed a great banquet of credit men. Not only were Wall Street prices not too high, he told his delighted hearers, but we were really only on the threshold of the greatest boom in the nation’s history. The prophecy evoked a burst of applause. Next morning, a few minutes after the great bell announced the opening of trading on the Stock Exchange, the storm broke. The greatest economic depression in our history was formally ushered in — though it had been in progress for some time. From this point on, as the country slowly roused itself to a consciousness of the far-spreading crisis, leaders in politics and business repeated with invincible optimism that it was all just a wholesome corrective. After several years a waggish commentator published a little volume called Oh, Yeah! It was a sardonic recording of the persistent and unconquerable stream of promises of quickly returning health. There you will find recorded the statements of statesmen, financiers, university professors, leading economists, and editors assuring the people that it was all a blessing in disguise, a corrective phenomenon, that the broad highway to renewed prosperity lay just ahead. All of which proved quite conclusively that these men did not know what they were talking about because they had no understanding of the economic system under which they lived. Then came the collapse of 1933 on the grand scale — and a resumption of the bright prophecies of happy days.
(Myth Addiction Is Establishment's LSD - 3, emphasis added). Do "these men" still not get it at this late date?

Regular readers know that Dredd Blog calls the structure of "the economy" a plutocracy, which is much like the feudal plutocracies based on war (see The Homeland: Big Brother Plutonomy, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and American Feudalism, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

The talk of wars continue in the fog of the presstitutes as the plutocracy remains clueless to history (The Peak Of The Oil Wars - 10).

The previous post in this series is here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Will The Military Become The Police? - 6

"Let's not stoop to bowing ..."
Royal protocol confuses some folks.

Sloppy kisses are cool but that bowing stuff is pornographic according to the lovely wrong-wing right-wingers.

Foreign policy creep.

It does not matter how many goiim Israel kills, they have a right to murder.

Domestic policy seems to be the same in two particular American cultures, the police state culture and the 3/5ths minority culture who have descended from slaves as American victims of Americans.

The police state culture is given billions of dollars of military equipment so they can more efficiently kill those they are sworn to serve and protect.

"Somebody throw a lip-lock ... stop Obama's bowing!"
While their victims are supposed to bow down to them.

How pornographic is that?

The U.S. relationship with Oil-Qaeda is one more mystery in the world today.

Bush II protected those of them who are Saudi elite from their having participated in 9/11 (Fighting Terrorism For 200 Years - 4) while he murdered Iraq.

Then, Obama murdered Libya for their non-participation in 9/11 (MOMCOM And The Sins of Libya, 2).

Which has kept the propagandists and PR presstitutes busy teaching people how it does not matter if Saudi Arabian kings were involved (Orlov: It’s the Saudis, Stupid!).

You know, Saddam was not a king folks, so he is the one to hang.

This same mentality is converting America into a police / surveillance state that will sooner than later take control in broad daylight (Military Arms U.S. Police).

Everyone will be Michael Brown then ... at the funeral of America.

The previous post in this series is here.

Monday, August 25, 2014

How Fifth Graders Calculate Ice Volume - 4

Now you see it ... but ... now you don't
The ignorati have been busy the past few years spreading false memes about the "ice extent" increasing here and gaining there.

In this series Dredd Blog has been applying simple 5th grade arithmetic to the issue (How Fifth Graders Calculate Ice Volume, 2, 3).

Some of the ignorati, that is, the deniers in the right wrong-wing who have been sabotaging efforts to stave of the suicide of Civilization (Civilization Is Now On Suicide Watch, 2, 3) have filled the pages of the Agnotology text books (Agnotology: The Surge, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12).

Regular readers know that Dredd Blog has been giving you accurate information about the ice caps, accurate information about things being "worse than previously thought", and accurate information that the deniers have been trying to use Oil-Qaeda propaganda to deceive us (e.g. The Illusion of Environmental Security - 3, The Peak of Sanity - 3).

The Cyrosat instruments have been doing observations of the ice sheets, a four-year study, and the truth of the matter is exactly like Dredd Blog has been informing regular readers in that the melting of the ice caps will redistribute weight and gravity, which means shifting pressure on earthquake and volcanoes (Is A New Age Of Pressure Upon Us?, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

In the sixth post of that series Dredd Blog pointed out that the Earth's crust is being reshaped by depletion of water in the west, especially in California, where it was likely to put torque of a different twist on the earthquake fault lines (and note Northern California’s Napa Valley Rocked By Strongest Earthquake in 25 Years).

Regular readers can now know that Dredd Blog was also correct in the series "How Fifth Graders Calculate Ice volume" linked to at the top of today's post:
The planet's two largest ice sheets – in Greenland and Antarctica – are
now being depleted at an astonishing rate of 120 cubic miles each year. That is the discovery made by scientists using data from CryoSat-2, the European probe that has been measuring the thickness of Earth's ice sheets and glaciers since it was launched by the European Space Agency in 2010.

Even more alarming, the rate of loss of ice from the two regions has more than doubled since 2009, revealing the dramatic impact that climate change is beginning to have on our world.
(Guardian, emphasis added; cf Cryosphere Journal PDF). What, "loss of ice ... more than doubled since 2009"  ... can you say "worse than previously thought" ... and can you remember who has been lying to you and who has not?

In a nation that bankrupts students with oppressive costs for education, ignorance generating organizations are also on the attack.

Even the old problem of ozone, which we assumed had been corrected, has not been:
NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly
Chemically induced huge Ozone hole persists
large amount of an ozone-depleting compound
from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.

Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol along with other chlorofluorocarbons that destroy ozone and contribute to the ozone hole over Antarctica. Parties to the Montreal Protocol reported zero new CCl4 emissions between 2007-2012.

However, the new research shows worldwide emissions of CCl4 average 39 kilotons per year, approximately 30 percent of peak emissions prior to the international treaty going into effect.
(Ozone Source & Ozone-Hole Persists). Remember all that "the ice is increasing at the poles" ideology by the ignorance generators?

Stay aware for opportunities to inform others.

The previous post in this series is here.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Universal Smedley - 3

Desert Snow Storm
It is Friday so let's take a scientific look at what happens when propaganda meets memetics to produce a runaway hybrid form of government (e.g. The Germ Theory - of Government - 8).

The case we will review concerns mysterious and unintended consequences which take place when ancient, dormant memes become active once again in modern foreign policy scenarios.

Such developments are like ancient microbes becoming active once again in a modern laboratory after being away from the view and knowledge of civilization for ages and aeons of time.

Recent developments show us that ancient microbial life forms can revive to come alive to our eyes and knowledge once again (Ancient Microbes Found in Antarctic Lake, Cold, Dark and Alive! Life Discovered in Buried Antarctic Lake).

Similarly, in the previous post of this series we discussed an ancient, dormant meme that had somehow been revived from relative obscurity to become activated within the mind of one particular world leader (The Universal Smedley - 2).

That ancient, now activated, meme is the "Battle of Armageddon" (BOA) meme, which somehow infected Winston Churchill, a world leader who, at that time in history, could have an impact on world affairs:
From the moment he arrived at the Admiralty, a young man of destiny, Churchill started to prepare the fleet for the Battle of Armageddon he believed was inevitable.
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Then, in 1911, the German Kaiser provoked the Agadir crisis ... Churchill went to the Admiralty and his outlook transformed. He was immediately confronted with the decisive question: to convert the navy from coal to oil ... the "fateful plunge" was made ... in April 1912 ... five oil-burning battleships were approved.
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It was the Royal Navy which was the impetus for the development of the oil industry in Britain. The problem was supply and the security of that supply. Initially, the British government purchased shares in the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, subsequently, British Petroleum [BP].
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Then, to prevent further disruptions, Britain enmeshed itself ever more deeply in the Middle East, working to install new shahs in Iran and carve Iraq out of the collapsing Ottoman Empire.

Churchill fired the starting gun, but all of the Western powers joined the race to control Middle Eastern oil.
(Viva Egypt - 2, quoting history books, emphasis in original post). While the BOA meme was circling in the dark lakes of religion, deep under the icecaps of time, it was merely ink on the pages of ancient scripture scrolls, hallelujahs during sermons to the choir, yet unknown to the most of us:
Armaged┼Źn ... will be, according to the Book of Revelation, the site of gathering of armies for a battle during the end times, variously interpreted as either a literal or symbolic location. The term is also used in a generic sense to refer to any end of the world scenario.
(Wikipedia, "Armageddon", emphasis added). How Winston Churchill got infected by the BOA meme is uncertain, but history tells us that he was exposed to it in his early life while attending services of The Church of England (Anglicans), who still hold to that belief (Armageddon).

It did not have an impact on Churchill's concepts of foreign policy until he was exposed to power, along with a perceived threat, whereupon the BOA meme began to alter or control Churchill's thinking about foreign policy.

It got to the point that the BOA meme influenced his efforts to change the British Navy and middle east policy, which still impacts history to this very day.

We see, then, that memes can lie dormant in obscure places to later become viral pathogens that live on long after their creators have died.

Memes can eventually become more permanent as brain circuits in our cultural amygdala (e.g. Comparing a Meme Complex to a Cultural Amygdala, Hypothesis: The Cultural Amygdala - 4).

Which brings us to the events that are material to this post, events which impact upon the news you may read or hear today.

That is because in the news today, years after Churchill died, the BOA meme is actively at work once again.

It is influencing Middle East Foreign Policy among warmongering subcultures, such as the feudal military and their lackey officials in government:
Senior Pentagon officials described the Islamic State (Isis) militant group as an “apocalyptic” organisation that posed an “imminent threat” on Thursday, yet the highest ranking officer in the US military said that in the short term, it was sufficient for the United States to “contain” the group that has reshaped the map of Iraq and Syria.
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This is an organisation that has an apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision which will eventually have to be defeated.”
(Apocalyptic ISIS, emphasis added). Warmongering now animates the BOA meme as a cause of war preparation no matter whether Winston Churchill's ideological descendants have the infection, whether the conjured up enemy has the infection, or whether both now have the infection.

The militant ideology generated by the BOA meme infection has been diagnosed, by historians and statesmen alike, repeatedly over many years:
"The enemy aggressor is always pursuing a course of larceny, murder, rapine and barbarism. We are always moving forward with high mission, a destiny imposed by the Deity to regenerate our victims, while incidentally capturing their markets; to civilise savage and senile and paranoid peoples, while blundering accidentally into their oil wells."
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The Worldwide control of humanity's economic, social and political activities is under the helm of US corporate and military power. Underlying this process are various schemes of direct and indirect military intervention. These US sponsored strategies ultimately consist in a process of global subordination ... US strategists, in an attempt to justify their military interventions in different parts of the World, have conceptualised the greatest fraud in US history, namely "the Global War on Terrorism" (GWOT). The latter, using a fabricated pretext constitutes a global war against all those who oppose US hegemony ... The US has established its control over 191 governments which are members of the United Nations. The conquest, occupation and/or otherwise supervision of these various regions of the World is supported by an integrated network of military bases and installations which covers the entire Planet (Continents, Oceans and Outer Space). All this pertains to the workings of an extensive Empire, the exact dimensions of which are not always easy to ascertain ... The main sources of information on these military installations (e.g. C. Johnson, the NATO Watch Committee, the International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases) reveal that the US operates and/or controls between 700 and 800 military bases Worldwide ... In this regard, Hugh d’Andrade and Bob Wing's 2002 Map 1 entitled "U.S. Military Troops and Bases around the World, The Cost of 'Permanent War'", confirms the presence of US military personnel in 156 countries ... The US Military has bases in 63 countries. Brand new military bases have been built since September 11, 2001 in seven countries ... In total, there are 255,065 US military personnel deployed Worldwide ... These facilities include a total of 845,441 different buildings and equipments. The underlying land surface is of the order of 30 million acres. According to Gelman, who examined 2005 official Pentagon data, the US is thought to own a total of 737 bases in foreign lands. Adding to the bases inside U.S. territory, the total land area occupied by US military bases domestically within the US and internationally is of the order of 2,202,735 hectares, which makes the Pentagon one of the largest landowners worldwide (Gelman, J., 2007).
(GWOT: In The "Eye" Of The Beholder?, emphasis added). Memetics, like any other discipline, can be helpful as a tool for observing and analysing ideological dynamics that mysteriously continue seemingly in perpetuity.

Such disciplines can also get off track (e.g. Death & Resurrection Of Memetics).

So, watch the short video below, if you haven't already, for an example of ongoing memetic concepts spoken by a philosopher.

The previous post in this series is here.

Dangerous memes: