Friday, December 6, 2013

Epigovernment: The New Model - 7

Government influenced by Bad Epigovernment
This post probably should have been the first in this series, so I apologize to the extent that some may not have understood the concept of "Epigovernment" as was intended.

I am going to give some examples of epigovernment, perfectly legitimate, centuries old, obvious, and in-plain-sight examples of ongoing and real, every day epigovernment.

I give these examples to help those who tremble at the notion of "conspiracy theory" due to exposure to years of propaganda aimed at indoctrinating us against critical thinking about a valid subject (cf. On The Origin of "Conspiracy Theory").

The first example of proper epigovernment is the federal government as a supreme government over state governments:
Article VI, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, known as the Supremacy Clause, establishes the U.S. Constitution, federal statutes, and U.S. Treaties as "the supreme law of the land." The text provides that these are the highest form of law in the U.S. legal system, and mandates that all state judges must follow federal law when a conflict arises between federal law and either the state constitution or state law of any state.
The Supremacy Clause only applies if Congress is acting in pursuit of its constitutionally authorized powers. Federal laws are valid and are supreme, so long as those laws were adopted in pursuance of—that is, consistent with—the Constitution. Nullification is the legal theory that states have the right to nullify, or invalidate, federal laws which they view as being unconstitutional; or federal laws that they view as having exceeded Congresses’ constitutionally authorized powers. The Supreme Court has rejected nullification, finding that under Article III of the Constitution, the power to declare federal laws unconstitutional has been delegated to the federal courts and that states do not have the authority to nullify federal law.
(Wikipedia, "Supremacy Clause"). Likewise, state governments are valid epigovernments over county governments, and county governments are valid epigovernments over municipal (city) governments.

Thus, the nature of the concept of Epigovernment is not that epigovernment is ipso facto wrong in its proper place, rather the concept of epigovernment in this series is the wrongful supplanting of "the interests of the many" with "the interests of the few", such as the interests of the 99% being supplanted by the interests of the 1%.

That supplanting or overthrow of government by improper epigovernment (e.g. A Tale of Coup Cities - 6) is expressed in the following clause of the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, one of our 50 sovereign states:
Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men...
(The Common Good - 8, emphasis added). In that clause, improper epigovernment is thus defined as using government for "the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men", instead of using government for the common good of the whole community, the whole nation.

The remedy for such an improper epigovernment is also expressed as:
Article 10. Right of Revolution

... therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
(The Common Good - 8, emphasis added). The bottom line is that there is a time when the government of, by, and for the people toward the common good is overthrown by the few, who then begin to plunder and otherwise oppress the people (cf. MOMCOM: The Private Parts and MOMCOM - A Mean Welfare Queen).

At such times the people, in order to maintain good government, that is,  government free of improper epigovernment, must do something about it.

They must resist any such improper Epigovernment's influence over their government, and must do so with all their hearts, minds, and souls.

The current variety of improper epigovernment is further explained in earlier posts in this series (Epigovernment: The New Model) --as well as in additional Dredd Blog posts (see e.g. The Homeland: Big Brother Plutonomy - 9).

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

"Lean on Me", Al Green

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fly Like An American Eagle (Don't Shoot The Messenger)

Shooting the messenger
We all carry a message of some kind.

The military NSA does not like that, so it militantly steals, copies, and stores all of our messages which we send on our cell phones, email, and anything else they can get their hands on.

However, the military NSA does not get the message, the supreme message.

Our supreme message is the U.S. Constitution, which the military NSA is constantly shooting down, including the current message you are now reading, aren't they now, even as they wage warfare on the common good as we discussed in yesterday's post.

So, here is another message about The Common Good for them to read.

It is about our real American Eagle:

"Fly Like An Eagle"

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I'm free
Oh, Lord, through the revolution

Feed the babies
Who don't have enough to eat
Shoe the children
With no shoes on their feet
House the people
Livin' in the street
Oh, oh, there's a solution

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I'm free
Fly through the revolution

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I'm free
Fly through the revolution

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future

"Fly Like an Eagle", by The Steve Miller Band:

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Common Good - 8

The Common Bad
Today we will once again, as we have for several years, talk about the coming bankruptcies of cities and states.

Specifically, let's talk about the bankruptcy of Detroit, which unlike bankster banks, was not too big to fail.

But first, let's review the purpose for this series.

Regular readers know that in this series we have been reminding ourselves about the purpose for government.

That purpose is the common good a.k.a. the public good.

In the first post we looked at that concept as it was expressed in the preamble to the supreme law of the land, the U.S. Constitution (The Common Good).

The Preamble to the supreme law of the land begins "We the people of the United States ... do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

The Constitution of the people is the law that was designed to guide all government and national policies, both foreign and domestic.

As the graphic at the top of today's post shows, when our nation began to violate the supreme law and its purposes, we began to replace the common good with the common bad, i.e., some of us began to cannibalize the rest of us.

This happened often during the darker ages and feudal times which the founders of our republic revolted against, after living through and seeing what social cannibalism by the powerful few did to the many:
Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied: and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. Those truths are well established.
(The Greatest Source Of Power Toxins?, quoting "The Father of The Constitution"). What was fresh on President James Madison's mind was the dark ages of feudalism as well as what caused that dark age of feudalism:
Warfare was endemic in the feudal period, but feudalism did not cause warfare; warfare caused feudalism.
Feudalism was the medieval model of government predating the birth of the modern nation-state. Feudal society is a military hierarchy in which a ruler or lord offers mounted fighters a fief (medieval beneficium), a unit of land to control in exchange for a military service. The individual who accepted this land became a vassal, and the man who granted the land become known as his liege or his lord. The deal was often sealed by swearing oaths on the Bible or on the relics of saints.
Before a lord could grant land (a fief) to someone, he had to make that person a vassal. This was done at a formal and symbolic ceremony called a commendation ceremony, which was composed of the two-part act of homage and oath of fealty. During homage, the lord and vassal entered into a contract in which the vassal promised to fight for the lord at his command, whilst the lord agreed to protect the vassal from external forces.
Feudalism was a political system which was dominant in Europe during the Middle Ages. First used in the 1600s, the term refers to a hierarchy of reciprocal military and legal obligations among the nobility. In simplified terms, a lesser noble (the vassal) would pledge his loyalty (fealty) to a higher noble (the lord) in exchange for land (a fief). In return, the vassal gave military service to the lord. As armies were expensive to raise and maintain, a lord was able to distribute the cost (in men and money) among his vassals.
Feudalism was based on the exchange of land for military service. King William the Conqueror used the concept of feudalism to reward his Norman supporters for their help in the conquest of England. Life lived under the Medieval Feudal System, or Feudalism, demanded that everyone owed allegiance to the King and their immediate superior.
The feudal society was constructed for one reason: security. The nobles wanted the security of maintaining control over their far-reaching kingdoms, so they were forced to delegate power to local control. The peasants wanted security from marauders and barbarians from neighboring lands. They also wanted security from invading armies. And thus the development of the feudal system and the fief structure was almost inevitable. However, all this came at the great expense of the common man. He gave up many freedoms for his security. The question we ask you is: Was it worth it?
(American Feudalism - 6, emphasis in original). This is as true today as it was during those feudal, and later revolutionary times centuries ago:
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone.

It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
(The States of War Budgets, 2/16/2010, quoting President Eisenhower). Yes, General Eisenhower, like the founders of America before him, knew what war budgets have to do with the impoverishment of the people, that is, the cannibalization of the many by the few via warmongering:
Then-defense secretary Robert M. Gates stopped bagging his leaves when he moved into a small Washington military enclave in 2007. His next-door neighbor was Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time, who had a chef, a personal valet and — not lost on Gates — troops to tend his property.

Gates may have been the civilian leader of the world’s largest military, but his position did not come with household staff. So, he often joked, he disposed of his leaves by blowing them onto the chairman’s lawn.

“I was often jealous because he had four enlisted people helping him all the time,” Gates said in response to a question after a speech Thursday. He wryly complained to his wife that “Mullen’s got guys over there who are fixing meals for him, and I’m shoving something into the microwave. And I’m his boss.”

Of the many facts that have come to light in the scandal involving former CIA director David H. Petraeus, among the most curious was that during his days as a four-star general, he was once escorted by 28 police motorcycles as he traveled from his Central Command headquarters in Tampa to socialite Jill Kelley’s mansion ...

The commanders who lead the nation’s military services and those who oversee troops around the world enjoy an array of perquisites befitting a billionaire, including executive jets, palatial homes, drivers, security guards and aides to carry their bags, press their uniforms and track their schedules in 10-minute increments. Their food is prepared by gourmet chefs. If they want music with their dinner parties, their staff can summon a string quartet or a choir.

The elite regional commanders who preside over large swaths of the planet don’t have to settle for Gulfstream V jets. They each have a C-40, the military equivalent of a Boeing 737 ...
(American Feudalism - 3). We can pinpoint in greater detail exactly when the very latest episode of cannibalism surged in our nation:
So while some banks are getting trillions in bailout money, other banks are going down in near record numbers? Lets dig deeper.

The graph [] shows the military economy going straight up through the roof at the same time that banks are going down and while the domestic economy tanks into the basement.

You walk the low road, we'll march the high road
There are several obvious things wrong with this picture, however, I want to focus on a hidden economic "mystery" that the MSM will not yet talk about.

The red vertical line shows when "the most expensive public works legislation in US history" was passed.

The green line shows a reasonable time frame, following the passage of that bill into law, until "shovel ready" projects could have begun to receive funding pursuant to that public works spending revolution.

The mystery is that the domestic non-military trend line stays flat while the military trend line keeps climbing.

Following the domestic trend line, it is clear that "the most expensive public works legislation in US history" had no effect on the domestic economy, in fact, the domestic economy soon got worse.

In fact it was just after John McCain said "the economy is fundamentally sound" that the graph shows the domestic economy did a steep dive.

Perhaps he was talking about the military oil complex budget which he considers to be "the economy"? The military oil complex economy was the only one raking in the taxpayer's money hand over fist.

The yellow vertical line on the graph represents the U.S. infrastructure suffering a major bridge collapse after the greatest public works spending in U.S. history should have been fully operational.

This collapse indicates how much that public works money was needed here at home.

Did that money make its way to Baghdad where the largest, most fancy, and most mismanaged embassy in the world was being built? Or Dubai where the largest building and largest airport in the world were being built?
(Six More Banks Bite The Dust, 12/5/2009). That Dredd Blog post was written four years ago, so we saw it coming: "... [expect] to see more U.S. municipalities declare bankruptcy", and even worse:
Policy makers are working behind the scenes to come up with a way to let states declare bankruptcy and get out from under crushing debts, including the pensions they have promised to retired public workers.
(The States of War Budgets - 3, 1/21/2011, emphasis added). The Detroit bankruptcy is part of the plunder of Americans by feudal warlords who will stop at nothing.


Better wake up doods and doodettes, the military has overthrown the common good for the benefit of The Epigovernment.

Let's close with a quote from the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, USA:
Article 10. Right of Revolution

“Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind."
(Wikipedia, "Constitution of New Hampshire, 6/2/1784"). Does that make sense for the entire U.S.A. (since all U.S. states do not have such a law; but Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Texas also have this notion in their constitutions, see Wikipedia - Right of Revolution)?

The "Father of the U.S. Constitution" thought so.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Germ Theory - of Government - 8

This guy should try non-fiction
This post began in draft form as sort of a book review.

It originally started out as an observation of an "Onion event", an Onion oriented piece such as when someone reads an Onion article and thinks that it is serious nonfiction rather than a parody.

An article appeared in a news piece from a newspaper in India indicating that a geneticist was saying that humans evolved from the mating of a chimp and a pig, which led to a hybrid.

In the original draft of today's post I had written: "The work was so good that The Times of India believed it was non-fiction" and also "I am doing this book review to encourage the author, Dr. E.M. McCarthy, to do some non-fiction work."

Then I found out that the author Dr. E.M. McCarthy was serious about his hypothesis when I closely read "Human Origins" at his website, "Georgia geneticist challenges evolution, links humans to pigs" at The SaportaReport, and "A chimp-pig hybrid origin for humans?" at

Those writings explain in some detail the hypothesis about how humans are likely a hybrid species which evolved as a result of a tryst between a male boar pig and a female chimpanzee.

So of course I had to modify the draft into what it is now, but at the same time I poked a bit of fun at myself for almost doing what I had thought The Times of India had done.

You may be wondering "Why is this information appearing in this series, The Germ Theory - of Government?", so let me explain.

First off, there are plenty of signs that our current civilization has become insane via lethal mutation (see e.g. What Kind of Intelligence Is A Lethal Mutation?, The Saboteurs, A Home in Harmony with Nature? Why, that's illegal!, The Criminally Insane Epoch Arises, The Peak of Sanity - 3).

The current hypothesis in this thread is that this condition is a result of toxins produced by microbial life which has been distorted by one or more of the previous five mass extinctions that have taken place on this planet (see previous posts in this thread, and e.g. Hypothesis: Microbes Generate Toxins of Power, Hypothesis: How Toxins of Power Are Neutralized or Removed, Microbial Languages: Rehabilitation of the Unseen--2).

The behavior resulting when a pig and a chimp mate to produce a hybrid is also a potential source for genetic disruption of the type that could produce harmful pathogens and/or parasites that in turn may produce toxins.

In the series The Uncertain Gene we discussed the subject of "junk DNA" a.k.a. "dark matter" (see e.g. The Uncertain Gene - 3) which details how most of the human genome has until recently been considered "junk DNA", but now is being called "dark matter" because of its many mysteries.

The point is that there are many things that could disrupt the minds of those in government to cause officials to behave in a manner that the citizenry does not like at all.

The mindless politics of a large part of government is also infecting establishment scientists to the point that when a new hypothesis, like the one Dr. McCarthy advanced, is rejected because "it is contrary to current theories" and the like:
However, the editor with whom I was dealing was clearly uncomfortable that the reviews had been mixed. On the one hand, one review was extremely complimentary, saying that the theory presented in the book was revolutionary and that it resolved many of the issues that have been problematic for Darwinian theory. Here's a verbatim excerpt from that reviewer's assessment of my book:
McCarthy masterfully develops an extended argument for a paradigm shift in evolutionary biology from the traditional view
Running for the House
that each new species arises gradually from a single ancestral form, to the novel suggestion that each new life form originates suddenly when its recombinant karyotype becomes genetically stabilized following a hybridization event between two distinct ancestors. This bold hypothesis the stuff of which Kuhnian revolutions potentially emerge is presented with eloquence, extensive scholarship, and verve. Importantly, the hypothesis entails empirically testable genetic mechanisms and evolutionary predictions, and thus may stimulate a sweeping research agenda." (to read the entire review click here)
On the other hand, there were reviews that raised objections, all of the same ilk — that my claims were inconsistent with one tenet or another of accepted theory. For those who shy away from anything that rocks the establishment's boat, such objections can never be satisfactorily addressed. And yet, for someone like me, who is trying to critique and improve upon standard theory, they are not even valid. Obviously, a new theory that contradicts an existing theory will be inconsistent with the tenets of that theory!
(About Gene McCarthy). Dr. McCarthy's experience with establishment scientists inspired his work "The Department" (a book shown in the graphic at the beginning of the post) to wit:
Check out my kindle novel, The Department, a satire of academic life, which includes an pig-ape hybrid as one of its major characters.
An anonymous review (from Amazon): "Satire, literary scholarship, comedy, investigative reporting, horror -- The Department has it all. It's Confederacy of Dunces + Frankenstein + Moby Dick rolled into one. McCarthy does a great job of populating a university genetics department with clowns, villains, heroes, mad scientists, and monsters while weaving a plot which leads inevitably to the substantial depopulation of that department. He takes a little time getting there, but it's always a pleasant, informative, and fascinating journey."
(About Gene McCarthy). The professor's hypothesis challenged current evolutionary dogma which is a virtual religion if and when it can't be challenged by a scientist who knows his science.

In closing, let me say that the behavior of government seems to lend credence to the hypothesis that some of them descend from pigs and apes, but have somehow devolved along the way (Chomsky, Greenwald).

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Homeland: Big Brother Plutonomy - 9

Endangered species: working class family
This series points out the hidden-in-plain-sight metamorphosis which the once American Middle Class Consumer Economy is going through.

A metamorphosis into a Plutocracy with a plutonomy.

The photo to the left is about a TV Series 'Dinosaurs' which seems to have been prescient in some ways.

At least in the sense of the morph from an economy into a plutonomy, together with the dire political implications of such a morph.

The very bad news is that this morph renders the American Middle Class Working Family into just another endangered species which many of them never cared enough about.

That TV comedy series followed the exploits of the Sinclairs — a family of working class dinosaurs, but it would not be so funny any more:
Here's a fact that will make any liberal cringe.

Seven of the 12 richest people in the world have names ending in Koch, Walton or Adelson, according to a new calculation by Bloomberg Markets magazine.
Why we missed real decline?

Of course, extreme wealth gives you a lot of political power.
The massive and growing gulf between rich and poor is one of the direst challenges facing the U.S. economy.

Highlighting this gap, more than half of U.S. wage earners made less than $30,000 last year, according to an analysis released by the Social Security Administration on Tuesday. That's not far above the $27,010 that marked the federal poverty line for a family of five in 2012.

We've created this infographic to help visualize the skewed income distribution in the country.

Where do you stack up?

-If you make more than $10,000, you earn more than 24.2% of Americans, or 37 million people.

-If you make more than $15,000 (roughly the annual salary of a minimum-wage employee working 40 hours per week), you earn more than 32.2% of Americans.

-If you make more than $30,000, you earn more than 53.2% of Americans.

-If you make more than $50,000, you earn more than 73.4% of Americans.

-If you make more than $100,000, you earn more than 92.6% of Americans.

-You are officially in the top 1% of American wage earners if you earn more than $250,000.

-The 894 people that earn more than $20 million make more than 99.99989% of Americans, and are compensated a cumulative $37,009,979,568 per year.
(A Decline Of The American Republic - 3). Everyone is talking about it in terms of a middle-class consumer economy that cannot recover.

I suggest that we talk about it in the sense of American Feudalism, because what is happening makes more sense in that plutocratic plutonomy context than in a middle-class consumer economy which is going extinct.

The previous post in this series is here.