Sunday, December 30, 2007

Open Letter To Gary North

Subprime Crashes Into Criminal Monetary System


"Central banking is perhaps the most brilliant scam ever perpetrated, and the U.S. Federal Reserve stands as the most successful of all central banks in history. The Fed is able to transfer wealth away from the people who earned it, and into the hands of the Federal Government and member banks, relentlessly, stealthily, year after year, and all the while maintaining the preposterous claim of social benefit in the form of "managing the economy." The method of this theft is sophisticated and disguised enough as to escape the attention of most, and when combined with propaganda, leads most people to the conclusion that we'd be in trouble without it. Yet I wish to show here that central banking can be well understood by most people for exactly what it is: ­ the fraudulent theft of trillions of dollars via the monopolization of money."
-- Johnny Silver Bear
"The Fed", 15 Jul 2004


Gary North --

Just finished reading your piece, "Will The Big Banks Collapse?", 29 Dec 2007, on the Populist Party site. Enjoyed your thorough description of the continuing subprime meltdown and central banking's role.

Some few of us are doing what we can to shift the national discussion from hand-wringing and clothes-clutching to the hard-biting, effective remedies and solutions available in the legal arena. As it was for Nixon, so it should be for Bush. Most Americans, of course, are lost in clothes-clutching, pie-in-the-sky daydreams of striking back with an electoral system that died of pathogenic electronic voting corruption in 2002, and sundry reform strategies that play to predator elitism's corruption machines and cannot possibly succeed.

While you're not one who is talking effective remedies and solutions, you are a blazing, citizen expert on central banking. We could use your expertise.

Little help, please.

Brief subprime/central-banking recap first, then the legal landscape, then your unfortunate parroting of predator elitism's pooh-poohing of legalities (which, by the way, has the appearance of being your self-serving contribution to holding together our massively failed political-economic system of fascist elites über alles -- how do you make your money?), then questions for you at the bottom.

Subprime Recap

As you've said, subprime is one of the all-time horrific banking errors. It was created almost single-handedly by greed-players within the global central banking system, with the major players being within or tied to our very own unconstitutional and federally illegal central bank, the Federal Reserve.

Subprime is now a global trainwreck. It has crashed into most of the national top-tier central banks -- ironically the trainwreck's creators -- with the damages running into probably-untold hundreds of billions of dollars. And it's clear that subprime is not a self-limiting crash.

Contrariwise, it seems to be an open-ended collision that will go on colliding with banking services, money, and credit -- for the ordinary-people victims of the subprime frauds -- for a very long time. As you quote lawyer Sean Olender (from his "Mortgage Meltdown: Interest Rate 'Freeze'--The Real Story Is Fraud", 09 December 2007, San Francisco Chronicle), "... The problem isn't just subprime loans. It is the entire mortgage market. As home prices fall, defaults will rise sharply -- period. ..."

You also quote Olender on the matter of greed-player lawyers jumping in to sue the banks for the investors who were clearly defrauded with bad paper. The lawyers will seek to force the banks to buy back the bad paper at face value, regardless of current near-worthlessness. "... The loans at issue dwarf the capital available at the largest U.S. banks combined, and investor lawsuits would ... cause even the largest U.S. banks to fail. ..." Investor lawsuits, legally proper and greed-driven, can only add dimensions and depth to the crisis.

Clearly, this ongoing subprime crash has all the earmarks of an uncontrollable, worldwide, Great Depression II.

The Legal Landscape

The unconstitutional passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, on the vehicle of inferior statute law, has always been an unconstitutional "anti-law regime".

From the Constittuion Society's essay, "Law and Anti-Law", sub-section, "Two Bodies of Jurisprudence" --

"Since the statutes and official acts not based on the Constitution are null and void from inception, and in conflict with the real law, which is based on the Constitution, we may call this body of jurisprudence antilaw. ...

"Almost any effort to enforce such antilaw infringes on the civil rights of persons, and is therefore itself a crime, specifically, violation of 18 USC 241, Conspiracy Against Rights, or 242, Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law. ..."

The Federal Reserve's continuation has always involved felonies and felony conspiracies, including its usurous "fractional reserve banking", which is more properly "fractional lending ad infinitum". Whatever, the steadily increasing money supply caused by "fractional reserve banking", has ruined the dollar with its underhanded, under-the-table inflation. In the Fed's case, the felonies have been perpetrated minute-by-minute, every minute, since 1913. That's a lot of felonies.

Per the Constitution, the American people have a right to debt-free currency issued and valued by Congress.

Debt-based currency, issued and valued by a federal-statute-defined monopoly of private corporations (the Federal Reserve) violates 18 USC 241 -- felony conspiracy against citizen rights -- as well as both the letter and the spirit of the Constitution.

The "letter" of Constitutional law is violated by the Fed's conflict with Article 1, Section 8, Paragraph 6 -- "The Congress shall have the power ... To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures".

The "spirit" of Constitutional law is violated by the Fed's conflict with the 1935 SCOTUS decision in Schechter Poultry, 295 US 495, which barred Congress from delegating any of the core powers assigned to it in the Constitution.

The American people pay compound interest on every dollar of the Fed's debt-based currency, which is created out of thin air in a variety of usurious ways and at many physical locations. Every act that creates any amount of that "fiat currency" marks a new felony under 18 USC 241. Every payment of compound interest on that "fiat currency" marks a new felony under 18 USC 241.

Every govt act under color of law that supports the Federal Reserve is another violation of 18 USC 241, another felony conspiracy against citizen rights. When Bush nominated Ben Bernanke to be Fed Chairman on 22 October 2005, he joined the chairman-replacement felony conspiracy, adding to his mantle as the Criminal President. When the Senate confirmed Bernanke by voice vote on 31 January 2006, it joined the felony conspiracy, adding to its mantle as the Criminal US Senate.

Per the Constitution, felony forfeits legislative immunity. "... They shall in all cases except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest...". There is no absolute legislative immunity.

Between seeking Bernanke as Fed Chairman and his Senate confirmation, several govt hierarchies became principals or accessories-after-the-fact in the felony conspiracy.

That is, there are hundreds of felons-in-waiting and accessories-after-the-fact, in and out of govt, who need to go to prison for Federal-Reserve-related crimes -- right now, before the fascist thugs in central banking, the govt, and powerful corporations spring the North American Union and its dollar-dumping MEXCANUS Amero on us.

Getting to those criminal prosecutions, of course, will not be easy. But they are the effective remedies, I'm convinced, that the American people need to get to. And we do have options that can force the issue.

Predator Elitism's Vacuous Argument
For Non-Prosecution Of Its Own Criminals

In your otherwise-excellent article, you unfortunately parrot predator elitism's vacuous argument for not prosecuting those guilty of subprime fraud and Federal-Reserve-related crimes. You write --

"... There appears to have been fraud at every level. But this, it seems to my judicially untrained eye, is the very loophole the banks need. If everyone knew, as seems likely, and nobody blew the whistle, which is clear in retrospect, then these practices were common. If they were common, then they were not criminal. The government knew, and the government did nothing. Ditto for the Federal Reserve, the Comptroller of the Currency, and every other regulatory agency - Federal, state, and local.

"When a criminal conspiracy acts in a criminal fashion, it can be prosecuted. But when a criminal conspiracy has been licensed by the government, and has de facto run the government of every major nation for a century, it will be difficult to get a conviction. None dare call it criminal."

There's lots of logical fallacy squirming around in this vacuous argument. Briefly, the argument is -- if everyone knew ... and nobody hollered 'fraud' ... then its all unprosecutable 'common practices'.

This is a revolutionary view of law. It would give govt and corporate predators whatever the hell they want, whenever. Laws would never impose limits on predator behavior. Collusions would be automatic and mutually understood. "Everybody knew", therefore nothing criminal happened.

A whole world of legal concepts would be in the toilet. "Statute conspiracy", which took hundreds of years to develop into its modern form, and which underpins 18 USC 241 (felony conspiracy against rights) would never apply -- could never apply.

But here's the first hammer --everybody did not know. The subprime victims did not know that they were being victimized -- and most of the Federal Reserve victims still do not know that they are victims of the IRS personal income tax based on wages, which is the Fed's private money-pump, the criminal and unconstitutional mechanism for the redistribution of American wealth into the hands of central banking's private corporations. See especially, Aaron Russo's video, America: Freedom To Fascism".

Therefore, because the victims did not know, the criminal conspiracies -- subprime and Federal Reserve -- were and are acting in a criminal fashion.

That's just a touch of semi-rigorous logical examination of predator elitism's "everybody knew" gibberish. I could rant on through many other counter-examples, starting with the post-WW2 prosecutions of German, Italian, and Japanese war criminals -- cases in which all perps and all victims knew exactly what the 'common practices' were. Common practices did not preclude criminality. The common practices were criminal. Prosecutions happened. Convictions happened. Sentences were carried out.

There's no escape from criminality in the nonsense of 'common practices'. Well-- there is, historically proven, if you're a member-in-good-standing in a govt/corporate fascism such as Hitler Germany or the Bush-led 3-branch despotism.

I could rant on, but I think you're smart enough not to need such hammering.

We've got to get back to the the old notion, dura lex, sed lex -- the law is harsh, but it is the law. There are hundreds of felons-in-waiting and accessories-after-the-fact who need to go to federal prison very soon.

Questions For You

I'm nowhere near the expert you are on central banking. But it's clear to me that effective remedies and soltuions for our central banking abominations involve making it right with the law.

In my world, making central banking right with the law means repealing the Federal Reserve Act and generally obliterating central banking as we know it. I think you agree.

Yes, reasons for JFK's murder undoubtedly included his moves toward a debt-free currency and abolishing the Fed. But that's a story for another day.

My first order of business is to describe an institution that can replace the Federal Reserve, starting us with the issuance of debt-free currency.

Do you have any starting places to recommend? Can you recommend a biblio of thinkers and works dedicated to replacing the Fed? Have you engaged this topic yourself, and, if so, where can I read your discussion of it? Would you venture out now to engage the topic in new discussions?

Clearly, we can't go on with this national discussion of hand-wringing and clothes-clutching. We're running out of time. Americans will not continue to take the abuse and lies so typified by the byzantine subprime financial instruments, the consequent housing market crash, and the zero accountability for those who commit such abuses against the people. With the safety-valves into change blocked by the governing and corporate elites, and with many industries carpet-bombing the middle-class, the next stop could easily be bloody revolution.

Thanks for any consideration you can give -- toward a peaceful revolution.

Stephen Neitzke


Update, Sat 12 Jan 2008 --
Email Response from Gary North:

"My first order of business is to describe an institution that can replace the Federal Reserve, starting us with the issuance of debt-free currency."

There should be no such institution. There should be 2 laws:

1. No fractional reserve transactions: 100% reserve banking.

2. No legal tender laws.

Then get out of the way. The market will create the institution.


Stephen's commentary: I was hoping for something a bit more chatty, a bit less cryptic. In any event, given the serious complexity of replacing the Fed and displacing its raw corruption powers, setting the laws that eliminate debt-based currency and then letting the market sort things out might seem to be an option.

There are certainly many Americans who will believe this to be an effective option. It is not. It plays to predator elitism's corruption machines, and it cannot possibly succeed.

Unfortunately, it only seems an option because of the propaganda that has propped up the fiction of free markets for the past three decades plus.

There's simply no such thing as free markets. Why would we let market forces -- a morass of demonstrated legal, financial, and trade corruptions -- sort out and create anything?

Mr. North's first law has obvious merit. Barring fractional reserve lending, the source of currency devaluation through inflated money supply, seems necessary no matter what else we do.

However, Mr. North's second law conflicts too broadly with the Constitution: "The Congress shall have the power ... To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, ...". That is a legal tender law of the highest order. It says that at least some of our money will be coined and valued by Congress, and, by implication, that such money will be accepted for payment of debt. Congressionally coined and valued money might be only the core of our eventual debt-free monetary system, but it is a Constitutional reality. For now, I'm convinced that the Constitution's authors were right about this matter and that we need such a core currency for the sake of our uniquely American federalism.

Untangling our criminal monetary system cannot be a one-dimensional fix trusted to the elites who have been responsible for its constant criminality for the past 95 years.

Mr. North's two laws do not repeal the unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act of 1913 or the Fed's money-pump, the unconstitutional personal income tax on wages. Even if we enacted Mr. North's two laws, the unconstitutional fragments of the Fed and the personal income tax on wages would still be available to the predator elitists of our now-entrenched, fascist, govt/corporate despotism.

Many individuals in all three branches of our national fascist govt, along with many of their fascist corporate clients, need to be criminally prosecuted and convicted before we can have a healing process for our Constitution and our rule of law. Our governance of, by, and for the financial and governing elites has revolved too widely around the "anti-law regimes" of unconstitutional statute law -- such as the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and the personal income tax on wages (illegally redistributing wealth upward since the fraudulent non-ratification of the non-defining 16th Amendment, also in 1913). We as a nation owe too many debts to those who have been terribly wronged by the anti-law governance done by the elites. We cannot approach being the nation of our Declaration of Independence principles until those criminal prosecutions have cleared away the wrongs.

All of that must be a part of untangling our criminal monetary system. And until all of that is understood as the class warfare that it has been at least since 1913, we're doomed to live in realities that are twisted, distorted, and rejected by the cognative dissonance of our politically naive belief systems.

There are better, more comprehensive remedies to the starting place questions.

More analysis to come.


Last modified Sun 13 Jan 2008, about 7:30 am CST

© 2007-2008 by Stephen Neitzke

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Christmas Year Round--Except To The Evil Ones

"A Christmas candle
Is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish,
It grows small."
- Eva K. Logue

"I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays -– let them overtake me unexpectedly -– waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself:  'Why, this is Christmas Day!'"
-- Ray Stannard Baker, muckraker and national hero, early 1900s Reform Era

"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month."
-- Harlan Miller

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?"
--Dr. Seuss

"Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred."
-- George Bernard Shaw

"And in despair I bow'd my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I was raised the old-fashioned way, with a stern set of moral principles: Never lie, cheat, steal or knowingly spread a venereal disease. Never speed up to hit a pedestrian or stop to kick a pedestrian who has already been hit. From which it followed, of course, that one would never ever -- on pain of deletion from dozens of Christmas card lists across the country -- vote Republican.
-- Barbara Ehrenreich

"God is creation, love, and reason in all the seasons of humankind. She never forgives evil, and neither do I."
-- Nemesis Griffon


-- by Stephen Neitzke

Saturday, December 15, 2007

CIA Destruction of Torture Tapes--The CSW Op

On the 2005 Porter Goss watch, the CIA destroyed the torture video tapes of at least two detainees. Destruction of evidence is a felony in every jurisdiction of the nation. The perp or criminal conspiracy's co-conspirators should be indicted, criminally prosecuted in a fair trial, convicted, and imprisoned. But we the people know that the Fascist United States 3-branch despotism does not bring any of its criminals to justice. There'll be a few whipping boys -- maybe. In the meantime, we can only sit and watch the multi-branch CSW operation (coverup, stonewall, and whitewash) as it unfolds in the govt's seemingly confused, but highly practiced synchopation.


FUS Congress and FDOJ Sharks Shine Conflicted


Powerful members of the Fascist United States Congress clash with the Republinazi legal sharks of the Fascist Department for the Obstruction of Justice


The messages are clear. Govt cannot identify or control its own criminals. Clear-cut crime is not prosecuted, it is talked away. Be very afraid. Where there is no justice for govt criminals, there is no justice for wronged John Q.


In their on-going series of fictional clashes -- known to be social engineering designed to off-foot the American people and keep politicians and bureaucrats safe from lynchings -- the FUS Congress and the FDOJ are hammering each other to see who gets to run the CSW op for numbing-down the American people over the CIA's destruction of evidence.

Coverup, stonewall, and whitewash operations are the lifeblood of the Bush-led, 3-branch, anti-Constitutional despotism. CSW ops are one of a short list of things between the fascist thugs of govt and about 250 million Americans going ballistic. (The other 50 million are citizen fascists and raptured-out crazies whose beliefs-driven cognative dissonance fouls up reality beyond all recognition.)

The Fascist US 3-branch despotism does not bring any of its criminals to justice. If it did, Bush would have been arrested for usurpation of the presidency and violation of 18 USC 241 -- felony conspiracy against citizen rights (in this case, to have a president who is elected in accord with the Constitution) -- within minutes of his oath-taking on 20 January 2001. If it did, enforcement of our laws would have collapsed this fascist govt in its first year, soon after its obvious complicity in the 9-11 attacks.

If the 3-branch despotism did not protect its criminals, we would have criminally prosecuted Bush and a too-large number of his Regime for two conspiracies to commit mass felony murders. First, there was the felony conspiracy to violate 18 USC 241 and soldiers' rights with Bush's anti-Constitutional, executive-branch declaration of war in Iraq. Every soldier's death in Iraq is felony murder under 18 USC 241. Second, there were continual violations of 18 USC 2441 and prisoner of war rights with torture-murder, approved by Bush. Every death resulting from torture is felony murder under 18 USC 2441.

Writing for Haprer's Magazine, in the article, "The President’s Coming-Out Party", Scott Horton observes --

"This has been an important week in the torture debate in America. It has been the week of the President’s coming-out party. Up until this point, torture has been something that “a few rotten apples” do. When evidence of it erupted in the media, a few grunts were quickly rounded up and scapegoated. Never officers, mind you—after all, they generally knew where the orders came from, and if you prosecuted them, they might just tell.

"But this week [beginning Monday 10 December], a CIA agent, John Kiriakou, appeared, first on ABC News and then in an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, and explained just how the system works. When we want to torture someone (and it is torture he said, no one involved with these techniques would ever think anything different), we have to write it up. The team leader of the torture team proposes what torture techniques will be used and when. He sends it to the Deputy Chief of Operations at the CIA. And there it is reviewed by the hierarchy of the Company. Then the proposal is passed to the Justice Department to be reviewed, blessed, and it is passed to the National Security Council in the White House, to be reviewed and approved. The NSC is chaired, of course, by George W. Bush, whose personal authority is invoked for each and every instance of torture authorized. And, according to Kiriakou as well as others, Bush’s answer is never 'no.' "

Nobody will burn for the destruction of video tape evidence in the Bush torture-murder system. If such a thing were allowed, the federal bench would be brought too close to Bushco's felony murders in violation of 18 USC 2441. Usurper Bush and the criminal 3-branch despotism's institutional tactics by God guarantee immunity for the destruction of the torture tapes.

Open with a procedural wrangling op before going on to other syncopated criss-crosses.

"We're gonna by God look into this," says the FUS Congress.

"No-no", says the FDOJ's Bush-bowser AG Muck. "If you legislative branch jerks look into it, then the liberal jerks will use politics to distort the one true picture. We here at the FDOJ will do all the looking."

"No-no", says the FUS Congress, "If you do the looking, then the executive branch will judge itself and find itself innocent. We'll do as much oversight looking as we want."

The FUS Congress and the FDOJ should have worked together to bring the perp(s) to justice immediately after the tapes were destroyed in 2005, on Bush-bowser Porter Goss' watch. They should not be setting up a rear-guard wrangling op in late 2007.

Unrealistic, you say? The CIA is in the business of keeping secrets, you say? If the CIA or any other agency can keep a serious felony secret for years, then Congressional oversight and pure rep govt itself has failed massively. No exceptions. No excuses. Perps and accessories-after-the-fact need to go to prison.

The American people do not need another Congressional morality play about procedural wrangling, or about why not to prosecute. And we do not need another sizzle package from the Fascist Department for the Obstruction of Justice telling us what a great job they've done to arrive at no criminal prosecutions.

Felony destruction of evidence is felony destruction of evidence. In a rule of law, somebody would already have been badly burned.

Sure, we've not been a rule of law since the anti-Constitutional passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, and its minute-by-minute compounding of anti-law regime felonies ever since. But that's beside the point. The point is that we're still SUPPOSED TO BE a rule of law.

Sure, the rule of law is one of those busy fictions of the public facade, behind which the private and evil, political and economic realities of this pure rep govt churn through its corruption machines as they have for over two centuries. But that's beside the point, too. The point is that we're still SUPPOSED TO BE a rule of law.

No matter the realities, if the American people can't act on what their govt is SUPPOSED TO BE, then what the hell good are they?

Oh, right. The American people are powerless to act on anything. Some sovereign people. Do-nothing Americans UNITE. Go fall all over yourselves to give away your political responsibilities to some lying Democrat or criminal Republinazi. That'll fix everything.


"CIA says taped interrogations were held
in secret prisons
-- Destruction of tapes
doesn't violate court order because they
weren't at Guantanamo, papers say"

By Dan Eggen

Sunday, December 16, 2007

"The Bush administration has told a federal judge that its 2005 destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes did not violate a court order because the captives in question were being kept in secret prisons at the time, not at the military detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

"In court papers, the government also asked U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy Jr. not to seek more information about the tapes, to avoid interfering with an inquiry by the Justice Department and the CIA's inspector general."


Sure, the CIA's secret prisons and torture-murder system violate the Geneva Conventions and the Constitution. And sure, death resulting from torture -- there've been many -- are felony murders under 18 USC 2441, war crimes. But corporate media safely assumes that Americans are so numbed-down by the catalog of more recent govt crimes that hardly anyone remembers the Geneva Conventions or their place in the Constitution. And most Americans have probably never heard of 18 USC 2441.

A strong case can be made that the entire chain of command in torture decisions -- as specified by CIA agent John Kiriakou and others -- is guilty of conspiracy to commit felony murder. And that includes the President of the United States, George W. Bush. On conviction, any or all of them could be sentenced to death. But, of course, that possibility is used by Bush and his minions as a club against any opponent -- to prevent criminal prosecution.

Make a note. Bush is not alone. He has low friends in higher places than his.

Synchopated superrich criss-crosses running hot, zig-zaggy, and criminal. The torpedo spread will blow evidence-destruction and torture-murder accountability right out the window. There are trillions to be made in dumping the Dollar and conjuring the Amero of the North American Union. No amount of Bush, Republinazi, or Demofascist stupidity can deflect central bankers, corporate hierarchies, and the politicians themselves from that greed.

Got Swiss-like direct democracy and sovereign citizen lawmaking? Think anything less will save our nation?


Modified Mon 17 Dec 2007, about 7:55 am CST

© 2007 by Stephen Neitzke

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Sacrificing Back To The Constitution

We the people are clueless. We're still trying to elect better Democrats, who will be one spit in the whole deep and wide ocean of anti-Constitutional corruption machines. Expecting significant change through political party politics is unreasonable and irresponsible. You can't give away your political responsibility to a corruption machine run by fascist thugs and expect Constitutional governance.


Lyrics from "American Anthem":

All that we’ve been given
By those who came before,
The dream of a nation
Where freedom would endure.
The work and prayers of centuries
Have brought us to this day,
What shall be our legacy,
What will our children say?
Let them say of me,
I was one who believed in sharing
The blessings I received.
Let me know in my heart
When my days are through,
America, America, I gave my best to you.
America, America, I gave my best to you.

It was a Norah Jones haunting melody in the background of horrific battle scenes in Ken Burns' "The War". Most of those I asked later didn't remember having heard the song.

For me, dreams swirled through it for several nights. Not specific lyrical phrases one after the other, of course. But the lilt of Norah Jones' remarkable voice hitting the first 'America', humming through the second, and then tailing off into the haunting, "I gave my best to you".

Provacative words and music (all by Gene Scheer) to frame the film images of thousands of deaths, the American sacrifice of hundreds of thousands.

Usurper Bush's anti-Constitutional regime -- and the 3-branch fascist despotism that is our national govt -- mocks that American sacrifice.

Jones' haunting lilt was still on the screen as I realized that similar sacrifice -- massive, nearly unimaginable -- will be the necessary core of how we get our Constitution back from the fascists who now own it. The sacrifice might not be in deaths, but it will be potentially terrible.

The fascists are most of the nation's employers. They've been players in the decades-long social engineering of this economy and its restrictions on political change. They know what they're doing. They're not kidding around. For the corrupt and criminal realities behind their busy facade of political fictions, see especially Michael Parenti's 2007 8th edition of Democracy For The Few.

Our fascist-majority public servants have proven beyond doubt that there will never be a time, in the future of anyone alive today, when we will be able to trust political party politics or partisan rep govt with sovereignty over our Constitution and laws. Having even temporarily allowed Usurper Bush's self-defined dictatorial powers means badly skewed separation of powers relationships between the three branches in the long term. As things stand now, getting back to a pre-Bush separation of powers seems to require that we find his presidential usurpation null and void from 20 December 2001 and repeal all of the laws that he has signed.

For the near term, staying with political party politics is a titanium-clad guarantee of a thoroughly destroyed middle class, along with the total overthrow of any citizen rights that limit money-power.

The fascist thugs of govt and corporate hierarchies in Mexico, Canada, and the US are still secretly working on the deep planning of the anti-Constitutional North American Union. That regional-governance abomination will contain every rights-squashing provision of the European Union "Constitution" of 2005, as written by the European fascist thugs, and as voted down by the sovereign peoples of France and Holland in required national referendums. The MEXCANUS fascist thugs will get away with it here. There are no national referendums to stop them. They make the treaty between themselves, our Criminal Senate approves it, slam-bang, right into the Constitution as fundamental law.

We the people are clueless. We've no collective sense of the urgency needed to stop the NAU. We're still trying to elect better Democrats, who will be one spit in the whole deep and wide ocean of anti-Constitutional corruption machines. Expecting significant change through political party politics is unreasonable and irresponsible. You can't give away your political responsibility to a corruption machine run by fascist thugs and expect Constitutional governance.

Instead, we should be organizing into American recovery groups, outside political party politics. Our objectives should include forcing governance power sharing, with the people's lawmaking as sovereign over the public-servant govt.

We don't need to make every decision, but when we do make a decision, we should be able to write it straight into the Constitution, (1) where specific Constitutional provisions that define and provide penalties for rep govt malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance should be hovering, (2) where electronically fraudulent elections, a'la Diebold, are gone, (3) where the DOJ is an independent agency tied to citizen recall, (4) where the nonpartisan Attorney General is independent and elected along with the President and Vice President, and all three of them are tied to citizen recall, (5) where AG, President, and Vice President become national candidates through a nonpartisan system of local-to-regional-to-national, direct-vote primaries -- and political parties are banned from all govt activities, (6) where the Vice President has been removed from any connection with the legislative branch, and (7) where the entire federal bench is dependent on a system of nonpartisan election and recall by the citizens in the court's physical jurisdiction -- national for SCOTUS.

"Judicial independence" is a farce that was intended from the beginning to protect the predator elites and their pure rep govt from the people. Based in the chimeric vagueness of the Constitution, judicial independence is the protector of expedient, non-principled rulings that favor predation of the middle class. It was a trick that American elites of the 1770s-1780s learned from the patricians of Republican Rome and their first codification of law, the Twelve Tables, c. 351 BCE. Of course, the Roman plebs answered the patricians and their over-vague constitution with a direct democracy revolution, c. 349 BCE, that lasted the 400 years until Julius Caesar's murder in 44 BCE. So the American elites cobbled together a social engineering program -- a'la Niccolò Machiavelli's 1532 The Prince -- to anticipate and disable any move that the American people might make toward direct democracy. Their social engineering has been a continual work in progress and has become increasingly sophisticated, until today it has overwhelmed almost every possibility of political change.

However, they cannot take away our raw power of revolution. And by taking away all the safety valves, they are flirting with a broad-outline repetition of the French Revolution, which killed tens of thousands of French elites. The American elites have very stupidly closed off so many avenues of escape into change that strong sentiment has built in the streets that it's too late for peaceful solutions.

We need the discipline -- self-imposed rules and methods -- to keep our solutions peaceful. We'll lose too much in a bloody revolution and not gain anything over what we can get in a peaceful revolution.

We can learn how to handle misbehaving rep govt by simply studying the past hundred years of I&R state govt misbehavior against the sovereign people's Constitutional initiative, referendum, and recall powers. I&R state govt misbehavior has cost us too much, but now they have given us a clinic on how to deal with both state and national govt fascists.

As I've written many times, the American recovery groups can institute citizen programs that can rip away the fascist collusions that have obliterated our rule of law. Once that is done, once we've put The Fear into the fascist cowards who've robbed us of our Constitution, they will be all too happy to help us pass the two stand-alone Constitutional Amendments that will create power-sharing between the sovereign people and the soon-to-be-nonpartisan representative government.

And here's the heart of the matter's tag.

To honor American sacrifice that has been, to honor American sacrifice that must be, essays posted to my blog -- which relate to regaining the rights, freedoms, and liberties packed into the Constitution -- will carry the tag, "AAIGMBTY" (America, America, I gave my best to you). Please read it to the haunting lilt of Norah Jones' voice.

Hope you'll make that tag a quiet determination of yours too.


© 2007 by Stephen Neitzke

Modified Sun 09 Dec 2007, about 6:35 pm CST

Friday, December 07, 2007

Specter's Ex Post Facto Telecom Compromise

Arlen Specter, pillar of the Republinazi community in the US Criminal Senate, has stepped forward with a brave new piece of predator elitism dogshit. It's soft and gooey, stinks to high heaven, and is loaded with dangerous political pathogens. The Republinazi community intends that the American people eat their big bowls of Specter dogshit.

Republinazis and Demofascists everywhere are, of course, trumpeting Specter's piece of dogshit as the Great Compromise in the telecom immunity controversy.

The fact that Specter's solution makes the US government the defendant in the telecom-related lawsuits means many courtroom advantages for the telecoms. But the primary advantage is that any fines and penalties adjudged by the courts will be paid in tax-payer dollars, not telecom dollars.

Here's your bowl, sucker. Eat up.

And don't forget that zero-accountability for corporate criminals is a big-money business for Congressional criminals. They must already have kick-back dollar signs spinning in their eye-ball sockets. This is war-chest farming writ large. And the telecom industry has very deep pockets.

Specter's Great Compromise is just a more-twisted ex post facto law. It does not ordain blanket immunity for the corporate criminals who conspired with the criminal Bush regime to violate the Constitution and felony conspiracy laws. However, Specter's solution would be ex post facto law nonetheless. It retroactively changes the legal status of facts and relationships that existed at the time of the felonious warrantless wiretapping. Pure ex post facto, baby.

There is no telecom immunity controversy. There is no such thing as legal retroactive immunity for crimes already committed. Any immunity for them is anti-Constitutional and felonious.

Those responsible for the telecoms' criminal violation of citizen personal privacy rights and 18 USC 241 -- Bush, Cheney, White House staff, DOJ staff, and NSA staff included -- should be criminally prosecuted, given a fair trial, convicted, and imprisoned for up to ten years -- as specified in 18 USC 241, felony conspiracy against citizen rights.

In the meantime, federal lawsuits should rip the telecoms apart financially and deliver their infrastructures into the hands of people who can be expected to conduct communications business in accord with our Constitution and laws. Clearly, the people now doing business through the telecom infrastructures cannot be trusted to change their evil ways.


© 2007 by Stephen Neitzke