"There is a Grain of Sand in Lambeth that Satan cannot find", William Blake meets Thomas Paine. Dramatisation Of the Play. In Lambeth.

In Lambeth (play)

 

In Lambeth is a 1989 play by Jack Shepherd, centred on a meeting between William Blake and Thomas Paine in 1791. Its title quotes from Blake’s poem Jerusalem (plate 37, line 14 – “There is a Grain of Sand in Lambeth that Satan cannot find”).
It was first performed at the East Dulwich Tavern in London on 12 July 1989.[1][2] and then at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Shepherd himself and starring Bob Peck as Paine and Michael Maloney as Blake. Peck reprised the role (alongside Mark Rylance as Blake and Lesley Clare O’Neill as Katherine) in an adaptation of the play for television in the BBC TwoEncounters series, which featured similar fictionalized meetings between historical figures. First broadcast on 4 July 1993, it was directed by Sebastian Graham-Jones[3][4]
An anniversary tour of the play was produced by the group ‘Love and Madness’ from February to April 2010, this time starring Shepherd.[5] The play is also being produced at the Southwark Playhouse between 10 July and 2 August 2014, directed by Michael Kingsbury and starring Blair Anderson, Melody Grove, Christopher Hunter and Tom Mothersdale.[6]

In Full Uncensored, Full Frontal Nudity.

Documentary Interviewing Blake Biographer. Dr Kathleen Raine

Kathleen Raine

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Photo by Dmitri N. Smirnov

Kathleen Jessie Raine CBE (14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003) was a British poet, critic and scholar, writing in particular on William BlakeW. B. Yeats and Thomas Taylor. Known for her interest in various forms of spirituality, most prominently Platonism and Neoplatonism, she was a founder member of the Temenos Academy.[1]

 

So Whos The Fascist Now, Macron or Le Penn

UK press are more sympathetic to Le Pen than Corbyn even though many of their economic policies are the same.
Why is no-one discussing this?

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Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis Ranjan, It is not an argument to quote Marine Le Penns estranged father, or indeed the partiality of Murdoch to Donald Trump. Le Penn makes cogent arguments about the damage done to french Economic interests by the Eu and to Globalism, it is arguable that this damage has been worse to France than the UK, the Pound Stirling has been more of a WingMan to the Dollar than the Franc ever was or indeed the Euro . The Euro was identified as a threat by the US and attacked when Iraq was invaded, there is something to be said for pondering the implications of that the evidence will be found in this 2009 article in Foreign affairs.

http://online.sfsu.edu/…/No_78…
I place the article in a Context in this Blog.
http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/…/kick-neo…

This was my immediate reaction to Macron.

http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/…/nwo…

Nick Torr
Nick Torr The full quote… “As I explain in “Under Our Eyes”, Alain Juppé and François Hollande made secret international commitments that they could not keep. Duped, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sponsored this attack and that of Brussels for which he congratulated himself in advance. These two operations were conducted by separate commandos, with the exception of Mohamed Abrini of the British MI6 who participated in both.

Nick Torr
Nick Torr So if I’ve got this right, Erdogan was blagged by Hollande, so commited two terrorist attacks with support from the MI6??

Chris Newbould
Chris Newbould Oh, now there’s a challenge. So you’re suggesting I should side with an unashamed fascist simply because some of the economic tenets of National Socialism cross over with the economic tenets of socialism (the clue’s in the name), despite the fact the two are culturally and politically polar?

You’re right, just tourettes. Moron.

Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis Chris , are you saying Thierry Meyssan is a fascist? 

Thierry Meyssan (French: [tjɛʁi mɛsɑ̃]) is a French journalist and political activist.

He is the author of investigations into the extreme right-wing (particularly about the National Front Militias, which are the object of a parliamentary investigation and caused a separation of the extreme right-wing party), as well as into the Catholic Church (Opus Dei, for example).

Meyssan’s book 9/11: The Big Lie (L’Effroyable imposture) challenges the official account of events of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In recent times, he published several stories claiming Donald Trump is the victim of a “campaign that has been scientifically organised against the President of the United States”, orchestrated by the American administration establishment and the world intelligence community. [1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thierry_Meyssan

It may have escaped your notice that Marine Le Penn is not her father, and To substantiate a claim that she is a Fascist It is for you to produce some evidence. The evidence for Macron being the Fascist is actually rather more abundant.If one uses The definition given by Theodore Roosevelt, see the picture.

This RT report on the Le Penn Macron contest is quite informative perhaps you could watch it and make an argument, which you have still failed to do, Ad Hominem is not a currency I trade in Chris, please try a little harder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htc0wVOALzI&spfreload=5

Chris Newbould
Chris Newbould Haha! It took you 14 minutes to type that, and that’s all you came up with?!

I am well aware of Thierry Henri (look – I’m taking the piss out of you). I’m also well aware of RT, and have written for them on occasion.

I mistakenly thought this was a discussion about the economic and social policies of Jeremy Corbyn and Marine Le Pen (who is, incidentally, an unavowed fascist).

I realise now that I was mistaken, and in fact this is a conversation about conspiracy theories and UFO abductions, something Meyssan wisely avoids.

Seriously, mate, I have spent all day arguing with fucking idiots. I’m having a pint and chilling out.

What do you make of Diana?

Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis Chris Newbould You have not made an argument Chris, you have just been a bit of a dick. Especially not chatting to your friends. I am actually rather jealous not to be having a nice pint with friends somewhere, I´m stuck in the middle of this Forest in Sweden and a Nice Pint of Bitter would be great. Live in the moment , put your phone away.

Chris Newbould
Chris Newbould OK, so while I have battery – your claim appears to be that half the terrorist attacks perpetrated in Europe lately were the work of Erdogan and M16. Why not back that claim up rather than asking me to back up claims which, to the best of my knowledge, I so far haven’t made.

More than the work of one slightly batshit French journalist if possible. If I can make claims about anything, it’s that most journalists are batshit, I know a lot, so you’ll need at least two, none of whom work for Infowars.

Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis Chris, now your seeking to make rules about an argument you have not even engaged in, not making an argument can not constitute dis proving another claim, however witty, funny or clever you feel your banter is. Banter is not an argument, dismissing arguments by branding the Writer as bat shit, moronic or whatever does not disprove their point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3I5XcsReT0

Chris Newbould
Chris Newbould You’ve made a daft argument. I’m asking you to prove it, while indulging in some mild condescension, as you rightly noted. So far you have failed to back up your argument. Since I have made no argument, other than that yours is silly, you are the only one required to back up your argument here.

Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis Some Context from Prof. Ganser who features in the video above.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio…
Daniele Ganser and “Strategy of Tension”[edit]

Further information: Strategy of tension
Swiss historian Daniele Ganser in his 2005 book, NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe, accused Gladio of trying to influence policies through the means of “false flag” operations and a “strategy of tension”. Ganser alleges that on various occasions, stay-behind movements became linked to right-wing terrorism, crime and attempted coups d’état.[8] In NATO’s Secret Armies Ganser states that Gladio units closely cooperated with NATO and the CIA and that Gladio in Italy was responsible for terrorist attacks against its own civilian population.[63]

Operation Gladio is the codename for a clandestine North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) “stay-behind” operation in Italy during the Cold War. Its purpose was to prepare for, and implement, armed resistance in the event of a Warsaw Pact invasion and conquest. The name Gladio is the Italian form…
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Neo Liberalism Now with Overt Fascism. Macron (Pot Kettle, Black Shirt )

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/1995/06/22/ur-fascism/ 

This is a very incisive and direct article. It shows Neo Liberalsism for the Extreme and Fascist Ideology that it is.

by Manuela Cadelli, President of the Magistrates’ Union of Belgium, via Defend Democracy

The time for rhetorical reservations is over. Things have to be called by their name to make it possible for a co-ordinated democratic reaction to be initiated, above all in the public services.
Liberalism was a doctrine derived  from the philosophy of Enlightenment, at once political and economic, which aimed at imposing on the state the necessary distance for ensuring respect for liberties and the coming of democratic emancipation. It was the motor for the arrival, and the continuing progress, of Western democracies.
Neoliberalism is a form of economism in our day that strikes at every moment at every sector of our community. It is a form of extremism.
Fascism may be defined as the subordination of every part of the State to a totalitarian and nihilistic ideology.
I argue that neoliberalism is a species of fascism…
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Neo-Liberal Being There Sneetches

The Basic theme of this video is that the sham of political Choice presented as democracy is puppeteering of cloned politicians who parrot the NeoLiberal Ideology of The Oligarchical Class so that Human Slave Farming can be continued with as little resistance or trouble from we Plebs in the precariat as possible.
I imagine the Politicians we are offered as the Plastic Prizes given by corporations with our cereal packets in the morning, Tom Goode in the Good Life designed them as his Job. (Plastic Animals not Politicians)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Life_(1975_TV_series)On his 40th birthday, Tom Good is no longer able to take his job seriously and gives up work as a draughtsman for a company that makes plastic toys for breakfast cereal packets.

UR Fascism

 

 

“What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on …
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FINANCIALISATION. HOW TO INVADE POLAND WITH NO TANKS.

Roger Lewis

Roger Lewis  THIS IS A MUST READ. MICHAEL HUDSON IS AT THE BLEEDING EDGE OF THE FIGHT AGAINST THE MSM PROPAGATED ECONOMIC MYTHS. …

Financialisation, rent seeking and the tapeworm economy. The reification of Free Market Neo-Liberal ideology. The Fourth Reich established without the need of sending Tanks into Poland, How Novel.

naked capitalism nakedcapitalism.com

This edited transcript is expanded from a live phone interview with Michael Hudson by Dimitris Yannopoulos for Athens News. It summarises some of the major themes from Hudson’s new book, The Bubble and Beyond: Fictitious…
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/09/michael-hudson-on-how-finance-capital-leads-to-debt-servitude.html

Theresa May and the Causes of the 2008 Crash. #TheAusterityLie #TheBankersCrashof2008

http://positivemoney.org/issues/recessions-crisis/

“The financial crisis of 2007 to 2008 occurred because we failed to constrain the
financial system’s creation of private credit and money.”


http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2011/05/one-good-cut.html

For some reason, this video is no longer publicly listed on the PM website? (See Memory Hole series of posts.

http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/04/economists-apologists-and-sophists-for.html

 

The financial crisis happened because banks were able to create too much money, too quickly, and used it to push up house prices and speculate on financial markets.

1. Banks created too much money…

Every time a bank makes a loan, new money is created. In the run up to the financial crisis, banks created huge sums of new money by making loans. In just 7 years, they doubled the amount of money and debt in the economy.
M4-Base-Money-Graph

2. …and used this money to push up house prices and speculate on financial markets

Very little of the trillion pounds that banks created between 2000-2007 went to businesses outside of the financial sector:
  • Around 31% went to residential property, which pushed up house prices faster than wages.
  • A further 20% went into commercial real estate (office buildings and other business property)
  • Around 32% went to the financial sector, and the same financial markets that eventually imploded during the financial crisis.
  • But just 8% of all the money that banks created in this time went tobusinesses outside the financial sector.
  • A further 8% went into credit cards and personal loans.
Sectoral-Lending

3. Eventually the debts became unpayable

Lending large sums of money into the property market pushes up the price of houses along with the level of personal debt. Interest has to be paid on all the loans that banks make, and with the debt rising quicker than incomes, eventually some people become unable to keep up with repayments. At this point, they stop repaying their loans, and banks find themselves in danger of going bankrupt.

4. This caused a financial crisis

As the former chairman of the UK’s Financial Services Authority, Lord (Adair) Turner stated in February 2013:
adair.turner-1“The financial crisis of 2007 to 2008 occurred because we failed to constrain the
financial system’s creation of private credit and money.”

This process caused the financial crisis. Straight after the crisis, banks limited their new lending to businesses and households. The slowdown in lending caused prices in these markets to drop, and this means those that have borrowed too much to speculate on rising prices had to sell their assets in order to repay their loans. House prices dropped and the bubble burst. As a result, banks panicked and cut lending even further. A downward spiral thus begins and the economy tips into recession.

5. After the crisis, banks refuse to lend, and the economy shrinks

Banks lend when they’re confident that they will be repaid. So when the economy is doing badly, banks prefer to limit their lending. However, although they reduce the amount of new loans they make, the public still have to keep up repayments on the debts they already have.
The problem is that when money is used to repay loans, that money is ‘destroyed’ and disappears from the economy. As the Bank of England describes:
“Just as taking out a new loan creates money, the repayment of bank loans destroys money… Banks making loans and consumers repaying them are the most significant ways in which bank deposits are created and destroyed in the modern economy.” (Money Creation in the Modern Economy, Bank of England p3-4)

 

So when people repay loans faster than banks are making new loans, it’s like draining the oil from the engine of a car: the economy slows down and prices decrease. As a result the economy risks slipping into a ‘debt-deflation’ spiral, where wages and prices fall but people’s debts do not change in value, leading to debts becoming relatively more expensive in ‘real’ terms. Even those businesses and people that weren’t involved in creating the bubble suffer, causing a recession.http://positivemoney.org/issues/recessions-crisis/

 


1234 British public life has always been riddled with taboos, and nowhere is this more true than in the realm of economics. You can say anything you like about sex nowadays, but the moment the topic turns to fiscal policy, there are endless things that everyone knows, that are even written up in textbooks and scholarly articles, but no one is supposed to talk about in public. It’s a real problem. Because of these taboos, it’s impossible to talk about the real reasons for the 2008 crash, and this makes it almost certain something like it will happen again. I’d like to talk today about the greatest taboo of all. Let’s call it the Peter-Paul principle: the less the government is in debt, the more everybody else is. I call it this because it’s based on very simple mathematics. Say there are 40 poker chips. Peter holds half, Paul the other. Obviously, if Peter gets 10 more, Paul has 10 less. Now look at this: it’s a diagram of the balance between the public and private sectors in our economy:

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/28/2008-crash-government-economic-growth-budgetary-surplus

British public life has always been riddled with taboos, and nowhere is this 2008 crash, and this makes it almost certain something like it will happen again.
I’d like to talk today about the greatest taboo of all. Let’s call it the Peter-Paul principle: the less the government is in debt, the more everybody else is. I call it this because it’s based on very simple mathematics. Say there are 40 poker chips. Peter holds half, Paul the other. Obviously, if Peter gets 10 more, Paul has 10 less. Now look at this: it’s a diagram of the balance between the public and private sectors in our economy:

 


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The 99% Declaration. Blake believed that Paine’s “Energetic Genius” led him to perform miracles ( Memory Hole Blog)

This is part of the Memory Hole series. The 99% Declaration particulalry the TV commercial is very hard to find on the Internet. There is n o doubt that the US security state infiltrated and subverted the Occupy Movement Both in the States and In the rest of the world. Share this Blog Post or copy and paste the bits you feel may be of any interest.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/31106103 We Are The 99 Percent – Allow Us To Introduce Ourselves from Christopher Ming Ryan on Vimeo.



Blake believed that Paine’s “Energetic Genius” led him to perform miracles: “Is it a greater miracle to feed five thousand men with five loaves than to overthrow all the armies of Europe with a small pamphlet?”




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WHEREAS THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDES THAT:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE, THE NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in order to form a more perfect Union, by, for and of the People, shall elect and convene a NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY the week of July 4, 2012 in the City Of Philadelphia to prepare and ratify a PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES on behalf of the Ninety-Nine Percent of the People of the United States to be served upon the United States Congress, United States Supreme Court and President of the United States prior to November 6, 2012.

I. Voter Qualifications and Election of Delegates.

In the Spring of 2012, the People, consisting of all United States citizens and lawful permanent residents who have reached the age of 18, regardless of party affiliation and voter registration status, shall elect two Delegates, one identifying as male and one identifying as female, by direct democratic vote, from each of the existing 435 Congressional Districts, to represent the People at a NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
The office of Delegate shall be open to all United States citizens and lawful permanent residents who have attained the age of 18 years. No candidate for Delegate to the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY will be permitted to run on a party line or use any party label while running for or serving as a Delegate. No candidate or Delegate may take private money from any source except for reasonable gifts to fund his or her trip to the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY in Philadelphia. No politician holding elected or appointed office at the time of the Delegate election, including members of Congress, are eligible to run for or sit as a Delegate to the National General Assembly.
The 99% Declaration Working Group and its committees shall organize, coordinate and transparently fund the election of Delegates. The Delegates shall be free from the corrupting influence of corporate money and all funds raised by the 99% Declaration Working Group shall be used for the purpose of funding the election of Delegates and providing a venue for the Delegates to meet in Philadelphia. Should sufficient funds be available, the 99% Working Group will assist in defraying the transportation and accommodation costs of the Delegates.
II. Meeting of the National General Assembly and Drafting of a Petition for a Redress of Grievances.
In addition to ensuring a free and fair election of the Delegates to the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY, the 99% Declaration Working Group shall be responsible for raising sufficient funds to secure a venue wherein the 876* Delegates may convene, deliberate and ratify a PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES. The ratified PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES will be signed by the Delegates during a ceremony at Independence Hall the afternoon of July 4, 2012 and subsequently presented to all 535 members of Congress, the 9 members of the Supreme Court, the President of the United States and each of the political candidates seeking federal public office in the November 2012 general election.
Because the time to deliberate in Philadelphia will be limited, between the Spring 2012 and July 2012, the newly elected Delegates shall meet electronically, or in person if possible, to confer and write the PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES. The Delegates alone, in consultation with their constituents will be responsible for the content of the final petition. Moreover, the Delegates to the National General Assembly shall implement their own rules, procedures, agenda, code of conduct, internal elections and/or appointments of committee members and officers to efficiently and expeditiously accomplish the People’s mandate to present a PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES to all three branches of the government of the United States of America, and political candidates, before the 2012 general election.
III. Content of the Petition for a Redress of Grievances.
The PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES, ratified by the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY, shall be non-partisan and specifically address the critical issues now confronting the People of the United States of America including the corrupting influence of exorbitant political campaign contributions. However, the final petition no matter how long or how short shall be the exclusive work-product of the 876 elected Delegates engaged in direct consultation with the People they represent.  The Delegates shall debate and vote upon a specific set of grievances and solutions to be included in the PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES and, if necessary, adjourn for further consultation with the American People as our founding ancestors did during the meetings of the Continental Congresses over 235 years ago. Upon ratification of the petition, all of the Delegates, regardless of the margin of the vote, shall affix their signatures to the final PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES.
IV. Suggested Content of the Petition for a Redress of Grievances.
In order to facilitate the timely election of the 876 Delegates to the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY by July 4, 2012 and submission of the PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES before the 2012 general election, the 99% Declaration Working Group, shall include in this Declaration a suggested list of grievances to be submitted to the Delegates of the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY no later than May 15, 2012. The final version of the PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES, is to be written and ratified solely by the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY, and may or may not include the following 21 grievances and solutions currently suggested by the 99% Declaration Working Group:
1. Elimination of the Corporate State. The merger of the American political system of republican democracy with the economic system of capitalism has resulted in the establishment of a corporate government of, by and for the benefit of domestic and multinational corporations. Therefore, the 99% of the American People demand an immediate ban on all direct and indirect private contributions of anything of value, to all politicians serving in or running for federal office in the United States. This ban shall extend to all individuals, corporations, “political action committees,” “super political action committees,” lobbyists, unions and all other sources of private money or things of value, including but not limited to, direct or indirect gifts and/or promises of employment. Private funding of political campaigns by concentrated sources of wealth such as corporations have completely corrupted our political system. Therefore, all private funding of political campaigns shall be replaced by the fair, equal and TOTAL public financing of all federal political campaigns.
We, the 99% of the American People, categorically REJECT the concepts that corporations are persons and that money is equivalent to free speech because if that were so, then only the wealthiest people, corporations and entities possessing concentrated wealth would have a meaningful voice in our society. We demand the immediate and complete elimination of all private political contributions through the enactment of new campaign finance laws and amendment of the Constitution if necessary. It has become clear that politicians in the United States cannot or will not regulate themselves and have become the exclusive representatives of corporations, unions and the very wealthy who indirectly and directly spend vast sums of money on political campaigns to influence the candidates’ decisions when they attain office. This cycle of legalized bribery ensures the reelection of the same corrupt politicians year after year despite historically low approval ratings.
2. Overturning the “Citizens United” Case. The immediate abrogation, even if it requires a Constitutional Amendment, of the outrageous and anti-democratic Supreme Court holding in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and its progeny.  This heinous decision proclaimed in 2010, equates the direct and indirect payment of money to politicians by political action committees, corporations, wealthy individuals and unions with the exercise of protected free speech. We, the 99% of the American People are outraged and demand that this judicially sanctioned bribery of politicians be reversed and never be deemed protected free speech again.
3. Elimination of All Private Benefits to Public Servants. The 99% of the American People demand the immediate prohibition of private benefits to all federal elected officials, staffers, public employees, officers, public servants, officials or their immediate family members. This prohibition includes an end to the corrupt “revolving door” in and out of our government. Elected and unelected public officials and their immediate families shall be banned from ever being employed by any corporation, lobbying firm, individual or business that the public official specifically regulated while in office.  No public employee, officer, official or their immediate family members shall own or hold any stock or shares in any corporation or other entity that the elected or unelected public official specifically regulated while in office until a full 5 years after their term or employment is completed. There shall be a complete lifetime ban on the acceptance of all gifts, services, money or thing of value, directly or indirectly, by any elected or appointed public official or their immediate family members, from any person, corporation, union or any other entity that the public official was charged tospecifically regulate while he or she was in office.
The term “specifically regulate” shall mean service on or employment with a committee or sub-committee or service within any agency or department of the federal government responsible for the regulation of the person, union, corporation or entity seeking to offer a private benefit. To root out corruption and restore integrity to our political system, all elected politicians and public employees must ONLY collect their salary, generous federal healthcare benefits and pension. To enforce these policies, Congress shall immediately pass new criminal laws banning the aforementioned private benefits to politicians, staffers and other public officials. Any person, including individuals connected directly or indirectly to corporations, lobbyists, or unions convicted of these new criminal laws shall be sentenced to a term of mandatory imprisonment of no less than two years and not more than ten years. Private benefits shall include the use of any insider information as defined by existing laws, by elected and unelected public officials who attempt to profit in financial markets or investments.
4.  Term Limits. Members of the United States House of Representatives shall be limited to serving no more than four two-year terms in their lifetime. Members of the United States Senate shall be limited to serving no more than two six-year terms in their lifetime.  The two-term limit for President shall remain unchanged. Serving as a member of Congress or as the President of the United States is one of the highest honors and privileges our culture can bestow. These positions of power and prominence in our society should be sought to serve one’s country and not provide a lifetime career designed to increase personal wealth and power.
5.  A Fair Tax Code. A complete reformation and simplification of the United States Tax Code to require ALL individuals and corporations to pay a fair share of a progressive, graduated income tax by eliminating loopholes, unfair tax breaks, exemptions and unfair deductions, subsidies and ending all other methods of evading income taxes. The current system of taxation unjustly favors the wealthiest Americans and corporations, many of who pay fewer taxes to the United States Treasury than citizens who earn much less and pay a much higher percentage of their incomes in taxes. Any corporation or entity that does business in the United States and generates income from that business in the United States shall be fully taxed on that incomeregardless of corporate domicile or they will be barred from earning their profits in the United States. This will allow honest companies and individuals who pay their fair share in income taxes to take over those markets in the United States economy formerly held by income tax cheats. Businesses and individuals that pay taxes in other countries will no longer be permitted to use that excuse to justify their failure to pay federal income tax in the United States if they obtain benefits from doing business in the United States. Corporations that create jobs in the United States will be rewarded by the tax code and corporations that remove jobs from the United States will be penalized by the tax code. The substitution of lower capital gains tax rates for graduated income tax rates shall be eliminated. This $4 billion a year “hedge fund loophole” which permits certain individuals engaged in financial transactions to evade graduated income tax rates by treating their income as long-term capital gains which are taxed at a much lower rate (approximately 15%) than income tax.
6. Health Care for All. Medicare for all or adoption of a universal single-payer healthcare system. The broken Medicaid program will be eliminated as redundant. Affordable health care for all shall be a human right.
7. Protection of the Planet. Human greed, exponentially magnified by corporations partnered with corrupt governments, is destroying the only habitable planet known to humanity. Multinational corporations have purchased so much influence in Congress (and other governments in the world) that they can secure the passage or blockage of regulations to maximize profits and minimize conservation of the environment. The evidence of climate change due to human activity can no longer be denied by rational people and species are becoming extinct at an alarming rate. Humans have caused the extinction of hundreds, if not thousands of species through over-harvesting, pollution, habitat destruction, introduction of new predators and food competitors, over-hunting, and other influences. Unsustainable human population growth is an essential cause of the extinction crisis. New comprehensive laws and regulations must be immediately enacted to give the Environmental Protection Agency, and other environmental protection regulators around the world, expanded powers and resources to shut down corporations, businesses or any entities that intentionally or recklessly damage the environment, and to criminally prosecute individuals who intentionally or recklessly damage the environment. No “corporate veil” should protect any employee, officer or director of a corporation that is directly or indirectly engaged in the intentional or reckless decimation of the planet for profit. The amount of profit a corporation can make must be balanced by conflict-free regulators with the inevitable damage that human activity inflicts on the environment. The 99% of the American People demand the immediate implementation of programs and tax incentives to rapidly transition away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy {those government subsidies should be eliminated immediately} to safe, non-toxic, reusable or carbon neutral sources of energy. Immediate adoption of higher greenhouse gas emission standards so that something of the atmosphere will be left for our children and grandchildren. The rights to clean air, water, and conservation of the planet for future generations shall no longer be infringed by greed-driven corporations and selfish individuals who care for nothing except money.
8. Debt Reduction. Adoption of a plan to reduce the national debt to a sustainable percentage of GDP by 2020. Reduction of the $15 trillion national debt to be achieved by BOTH fair progressive taxation and cuts in spending that benefit corporations engaged in perpetual war for profit, inefficient health care, pharmaceutical exploitation, over-prescribing medications for profit, monopolization of the media by a small group of corporations, the prison and military industrial complexes, criminal banking, securities and financial schemes, the oil and gas industry, and all other corrupt monopolies, entities and individuals that have used the federal budget as a private income stream for decades.  Corporate bribery of politicians can no longer be deemed a cost of doing business paid for a lucrative “return on investment.”  This abhorrent and brazen “pay to play” racket run by Congress, corporations and the top income earners, puts greed ahead of People, resulted in a $15 trillion national debt and an unprecedented downgrade of our sovereign credit rating.
9. Jobs for All Americans. Passage of a comprehensive jobs and job-training act like the American Jobs Act to employ our citizens in jobs that are available with specialized re-training through partnerships between companies seeking employees and community colleges and other educational institutions. The American People must be put to work now by repairing America’s crumbling infrastructure and building other needed public works projects that must not be outsourced with cheap foreign labor and building materials. In conjunction with a new jobs act, re-institution of the Works Progress Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps and similar emergency governmental agencies tasked with creating new projects to provide jobs for the families of the 151 million People living in poverty and low income homes. Astonishingly, one in four children live in poverty in the United States while 8.6% of American adults are unemployed and 16.2% are underemployed and many others have simply given up looking for work. Special tax incentives to companies who partner with educational institutions to re-train workers in skills necessary for 21st century technologies, green energy, and new sources of American manufacturing to reduce reliance on imported goods. A democracy simply cannot survive with more than half of its population struggling to acquire basic needs such as food, shelter, education and health care while a tiny fraction of the population controls media, the political process and live in great wealth.
10. Student Loan Debt Refinancing. Our students and former students are more than $1 trillion in debt from education loans. These young people have far fewer employment prospects due to the financial collapse directly caused by the unbridled and unregulated greed of Wall Street. Ensuring a higher education, particularly in the fields of science, engineering, technology, green energy and mathematics, is no longer a luxury for the few and must now be viewed as a national security issue. Banks receive virtually interest free loans from the Federal Reserve Bank and then charge upwards of 6% interest to our students for profit. Because education is the only way to secure our future success as a nation, interest on student debts must be immediately reduced to 2% or less and repayments deferred for periods of unemployment. Subject to the provisions of grievance five, the tax code will be amended so that employers will receive a student loan repayment tax deduction for paying off the loans of their employees. Outright federal grants should be provided to those students who pursue and obtain degrees in the sciences, green energy, mathematics, technology and engineering.  Moreover, to reduce the principal on all outstanding student loans, a financial transaction surcharge, similar to those fees charged by banks on consumers, will be introduced to banks and securities firms. The current economic crisis, the worst since the Great Depression, resulted in the $1.5 trillion dollar bail out of Wall Street, secret Federal Reserve loans, and unknown losses of trillions of dollars to the economy. Work study programs should be expanded to increase access to higher education; universities and colleges that do not reduce tuition to affordable levels shall lose federal funding; and non-citizens who obtain their education in the United States should be provided an accelerated path to citizenship so the investments made in these students remain in the United States.
11. Ending Perpetual War for Profit. Recalling all military personnel at all non-essential bases including but not limited to the Cold War era deployments in Europe, South Korea, Japan, Australia and Cuba and refocusing national defense goals to address threats posed by the geopolitics of the 21st century. A new treaty to reduce the number of nuclear weapons so complete nuclear disarmament may be achieved by 2020 or sooner.  Congress shall pass new legislation to reinvigorate the War Powers Resolution to limit the deployment of military forces to those instances where Congressional approval has been granted. New laws must be enacted to counter the Military Industrial Complex’s mission of perpetual war for profit. The United States has engaged in war after war only to later to discover that the pretexts relied upon to enter these wars were false or exaggerated. The goal of war in a corporate controlled state is to generate profit for the Military Industrial Complex and other industries and individuals who benefit directly and indirectly when humans kill one another. The annual savings created by updating our military posture and ending perpetual war for profit will be applied to the jobs and social programs outlined herein.
12. Emergency Reform of Public Education.  The public education system in the United States is a resounding failure. New educational goals to train the American people to perform jobs in a 21st century economy, particularly in the areas of technology, infrastructure repair, language/communication, water, land and resource conservation, technologies to provide food and housing to the world’s homeless, prevention and treatment of diseases like malaria, diarrheal diseases, HIV/AIDS, lower respiratory infections/tuberculosis, and green energy must be mandated as a curriculum for national security. These targeted reforms must be accomplished by taking into consideration the redundancy caused by technology and the inexpensive cost of labor in China, India and other developing countries. No expense should be spared to recruit scientists and other professionals from all over the world to teach our students to be competitive in a rapidly changing global economy. Bonuses must be granted for merit performance and enticing the very best people to teach our children and replacing those teachers who are ineffective in the classroom. Our teachers work tirelessly and they are the key component to an American renaissance.  Teachers must be paid a competitive salary commensurate with salaries in the private sector because without highly-skilled teachers, there will never again be a highly-skilled workforce in the United States.
13. End Outsourcing and Currency Manipulation. Subject to the elimination of corporate tax loopholes and exploited exemptions and deductions as stated in grievance five, tax incentives will be permitted to entice businesses to hire our citizens rather than outsource jobs. Conversely, an “outsourcing tax” should be introduced to discourage businesses from sending jobs overseas and companies that continue to outsource will be barred from earning income in U.S. markets. Tax incentives should also be offered to U.S. companies that invest in reconstructing the manufacturing capacity of the United States and hiring our citizens to produce and innovate. This country must again competitively manufacture everyday products in the United States rather than importing them from countries like China and India.  To do business in the United States and gain access to the world’s largest and most lucrative market, corporations must make slightly less profit by hiring American workers and paying them a living wage rather than maximizing every penny of profit to the detriment of our society. Congress must implement legislation (see e.g. H.R. 639) to encourage China (which undervalues its currency, the Renminbi, by an estimated 40%) and our other trading partners to end currency manipulation and reduce the massive trade deficit. China’s access to U.S. markets should be replaced with U.S. companies until they are in compliance with trade and currency agreements.
14. Banking and Securities Reform. Immediate reenactment of the Glass-Steagall Act and vigorous enforcement of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act in all industries. Increased regulation of Wall Street firms by the SEC, FINRA, CFTC, the Justice Department and the other financial regulators including the recently established Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We further demand an immediate investigation by the Justice Department into the potential criminal practices of the Securities and Banking industry that directly led to the collapse of markets, mortgage-backed securities fraud, foreclosure crisis, bank bail-out and firm failures in 2007-2008. Uniform regulations will be enacted to specifically limit what banks may charge consumers for ATM fees and/or the use of debit cards and other so-called miscellaneous fees.
15. Foreclosure Moratorium, Mortgage Refinancing and Principle Write Downs. Adoption of an immediate plan to end the mortgage and foreclosure crisis. The Federal Reserve Bank shall not be permitted to make virtually interest-free loans to banks that hoard cash or invest it by trading on their own accounts in their own securities divisions.  These cash-hoarding banks that refuse to loan to small businesses, consumers or write or refinance mortgages to credit-worthy people have selfishly extended the worst recession in American history.  To end these practices, apart from reenacting Glass-Steagal, the federal government shall buy all “under-water” mortgages and debts in foreclosure and refinance these mortgages at an interest rate of 1% or less because that is the approximate “discount interest rate” (presently 0-.25%) the Federal Reserve charges the banks. Moreover, because the American taxpayers rescued these lending institutions after they greedily made risky loans, bundled these bad loans and then sold them off, the originators of these bad loans will be required to partner with the federal government to pay the cost of “principle write downs” on all foreclosed or underwater mortgages. These re-financed debts will be managed by the newly established Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the current Freddie/Fannie trustees and an independent non-partisan foreclosure task force appointed and overseen by Congress and the Executive Branch. This task force will determine, on a case-by-case basis, whether foreclosure proceedings should continue based on the circumstances of each homeowner, the assistance refinancing and principle write downs would offer and the conduct of the financial institution when originating the loan. New direct loan mortgage programs will be offered to all homeowners by the federal government {who now own millions of these bad loans} at the discount window rate because the banking industry has proven itself an unworthy steward of the American dream of home ownership.
16. Review and Reform of the Federal Reserve Banking System. The immediate formation of a non-partisan commission, overseen by Congress, to audit and investigate the short-term and long-term economic risks and benefits in eliminating the Federal Reserve Bank and transferring all its functions to the United States Treasury Department and a truly independent, non-partisan, publicly owned central bank. It is widely believed that the housing bubble and collapse of financial markets in 2007- 2008, and trillion dollar bail-out was partially caused by the mismanagement, incompetence, and acquiescence of the Federal Reserve Bank.
17. Ending the Electoral College and Enactment of Uniform Federal Election Rules in All of the States. The 99% demand the abolishment of the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote in presidential elections to avoid situations where the Electoral College elects a candidate who does not receive a majority of the popular vote. As mentioned in suggested grievance one, Congress shall immediately enact uniform electoral reforms requiring total equal public campaign financing to all candidates who obtain sufficient petition signatures and/or votes to get on the ballot and participate in the primaries and/or general election. All funds used for the election of federal politicians will be drawn from a public trust specifically created for this purpose and managed by the Federal Elections Commission and the United States Treasury. Thus, a person who receives sufficient signatures to get on the ballot for the House of Representatives would receive “x” public dollars, Senate, “y” public dollars and President, “z”public dollars.  All funds for candidates to be drawn from this political campaign trust will be funded by the taxpayers. However, individuals, unions, corporations or other groups or entities that wish to contribute to the political campaign trust may do so without knowledge of where the funds will ultimately be applied. All private funds contributed to the political campaign trust will be kept confidential and commingled with taxpayer monies used to pay for the entire federal electoral process. Politicians will no longer be permitted to ask for campaign contributions of any kind. Moreover, the Federal Communications Commission will require all licensees to provide free equal commercial air time to all candidates on the ballot. Failure to comply with these new rules and regulations to provide free and equal air time to candidates on the ballot will result in cancellation of the broadcast license. To reduce voter fraud and voter discrimination, Congress will utilize the Commerce Clause and other constitutional authority, to implement nationwide uniform election rules applied to all voting districts.  The FEC will be directly responsible to ensure equal access to the polls, removing unfair hurdles to independent candidates and third parties so they may appear on the ballot.  ”Gerrymandering”, which freezes out third parties and ensures electoral outcomes will be ended through the use of non-partisan public commissions to fairly and impartiality redraw voting district lines. Voting will take place on weekends and holidays to increase voter access to the polls and minimize voter disenfranchisement. The FEC shall issue free voter registration cards to all citizens who are eligible to vote so that they cannot be turned away at a polling station because they do not have a driver’s license or other form of identification. The civil rights division of the Justice Department shall aggressively review all complaints of the exclusion of voters with non-violent criminal records, tactics used by certain states and municipalities to limit and obstruct voter access to the polls by requiring “tests” to vote. The federal government shall invest in a uniform, secure, and verifiable voting system to be used in every voting district in the United States. Additional provisions shall be made for those citizens who cannot attend polling sites due to disability, illness or absence from the country.
18. Ending the War in Afghanistan and Care of Veterans. An immediate withdrawal of all combat troops from Afghanistan and a substantial increase in the amount of funding and tax incentives to businesses that hire for veterans. New funding for job training and job placement services particularly in the areas of technology, infrastructure rebuilding and green energy. The enactment of new comprehensive programs dedicated to the treatment of the emotional and physical injuries sustained by veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Our veterans, who have sacrificed everything for this country, are committing suicide at an alarming and unprecedented rate of one person every 80 minutes. The 99% of the American People demand assistance to our veterans now.
19. No Censorship of the Internet. The theft of intellectual property and online piracy should be prohibited.  However, in 1983, approximately 50 corporations controlled all news media outlets in the United States. Today, ownership of the news media and virtually all content has been concentrated in the hands of about six powerful corporations which are often parents or subsidiaries of corporations that sell their products through the mainstream media. This limitation and control of traditional media outlets highlights the critical importance of an uncensored Internet accessible to all of humanity. The Internet and its related technologies foster free speech, innovation, and foster a global human consciousness. We believe that the Internet and its related technologies are the joint property and work-product of humanity, and as such, it must not be censored without the consent of the people who utilize and contribute to its vitality. We therefore demand the immediate withdrawal or repeal on passage of the Stop Online Piracy Act or “SOPA” (H.R. 3261) and the Protect IP Act  or “PIPA” (S. 968). While the theft of online intellectual property must be prevented, these bills, if enacted into law, will grant the government and internet service providers broad new powers to curtail speech on the Internet, block domain names, track internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, dramatically increase the cost of using content on the internet, and ultimately chill innovation and creativity of web entrepreneurs in favor of a few media corporations that already own or control most media content. The Internet is the last outlet of free speech available to the 99%.
20. Reinstitution of Civil Rights Including the Repeal of the NDAA. Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, legislation has been enacted to curtail the privacy and civil rights of American citizens. Foremost among these laws is the Patriot Act of 2001 and more recently, portions of the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) wherein the government may or may not require the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens suspected of planning or assisting “belligerent” acts against the United States.  Under the current NDAA, civilian citizens of the United States may be indefinitely held, without review or oversight, in military detention and tried before a military tribunal without access to family, friends or an attorney. This terrifying law could easily be abused in a time of crisis to make people “disappear.”  President Obama’s shameful decision to sign this law effectively repeals the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, The Bail Reform Act, suspends the Writ of Habeas Corpus and violates at least the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The Patriot Act has allowed for the increased surveillance of American citizens and CIA access to confidential credit reports, school records, communication records, Internet activity, and other personal information, without consent or notification. We call upon the United States government to repeal those portions of the Patriot Act that limit the civil rights of American citizens and repeal the aforementioned sections of the National Defense Authorization Act.
21. Curtailing the Private Prison Industrial Complex. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (“BJS”), in 2010, the number of adults under supervision of correctional authorities in the United States was 7.1 million at year-end. This is more than any other country including India, Russia and China. Of these adults, 2,266,800 were in jails or prisons; also more than any other country. The same source reports that between 1980 and 2009, the adult arrest rate for drug possession or use {excluding illegal sales} grew 138%. Hence, of these 2.26 million people in our prisons and jails, approximately 27% are in custody for non-sale drug offenses and about 16% of all inmates suffer from mental health disorders.  The incarceration of these millions of people for non-violent offenses is part of a booming private monopoly . The vast majority of arrests of young people under age 21 are for non-violent drug offenses, often resulting in prolonged incarceration where youth are housed in the adult jail population pending hearings and trials in over-burdened courts. It is clear that the mass warehousing of people who suffer from the disease of addiction and mental or emotional disorders is immoral and counter-productive except for the privatized prison industry, government agencies and contractors that either profit or justify their annual budgets from incarcerating non-violent drug offenders. The so-called “War on Drugs” is a war on young people, minorities and the poor who cannot acquire adequate legal representation because the criminal justice system is overwhelmed  and understaffed. The elderly also disappear into these modern dungeons; the BJS reports the number of sentenced federal and state prisoners who are age 65 or older grew 94 times faster than the total sentenced prisoner population between 2007 and 2010. Non-violent drug offenders who do not engage in drug sales, and those with mental health issues must be treated rather than imprisoned and adjudicated through specialized drug and mental health courts. The cost of drug or mental health treatment can be as low as $1,100 per year while the cost of incarceration can be as high as $70,000 per year. Drug and mental health courts offer multiple alternatives to incarceration, support, treatment and rehabilitation rather than punishment for profit. Private prison corporations play on public fears and rely on campaign contributions to politicians as a quid pro quo to authorize the building of jails and prisons at taxpayer expense.
V. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that IF the July 4, 2012 PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES, ratified by the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY, is not redressed and acted upon by the government within a reasonable time and to the satisfaction of the Delegates, said Delegates shall reconvene to organize and fund grassroots campaigns in the 435 voting districts for candidates to fill every available Congressional seat in the mid-term election of 2014 and again in 2016 and again in 2018 until all vestiges of the present corporate state are eradicated, the grievances of the National General Assembly redressed and democracy restored. Only candidates who publicly pledgeto redress all of the grievances and solutions contained in the July 4th petition before the 2012 general election will be supported. 
*FN. In addition to the 870 delegates elected from the 435 Congressional districts, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, The Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands shall each elect one delegate, irrespective of gender, to represent them at the National General Assembly. This will increase the total number of delegates to 876.
Copyright 2012 by “The 99 Percent Working Group, Ltd.” First drafted and published on October 7, 2011 and announced to the NYCGA on October 15, 2011.
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ON THE ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGEOF HISTORY FOR LIFE. 100,000 Blog Visits. Friedrich Nietzsche: 1844-1900

This Blog, which has been therapeutic in many ways, has now reached 100,000 page views.
What is it about Large Round Numbers. One looks out now towards 1,000,000.

On Looking Back, review and on Looking forward, Reading Some Nietzsche yesterday I was struck by this passage.

´´every living thing can become healthy, strong and fruitful only within a horizon; if it is incapable of
drawing a horizon around itself or, on the other hand, too selfish to
restrict its vision to the limits of a horizon drawn by another, it will wither
away feebly or overhastily to its early demise. Cheerfulness, clear conscience,
the carefree deed, faith in the future, all this depends   in the case of an individual as well as of a people, on there being a line which  distinguishes what is clear and in full view from the dark and unilluminable; it depends on one’s being able to forget at the right time as
well as to remember at the right time; on discerning with strong instinctual
feelings when there is need to experience historically and when unhistorically.
Precisely this is the proposition the reader is invited to consider:
the unhistorical and the historical are equally necessary for the health of
an individual, a people and a culture. “

 Friedrich Nietzsche: 1844-1900
ON THE ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGEOF HISTORY FOR LIFE

Timonism, The Calvinist strain in Neo Liberal Misanthropy. Zionism, The Money Power Usury and The Petro Dollar. Fall of the Roman Empire 2.0. #OccupyTheEuropeanSpring

Animated GIF-downsized_large (10)Some Books and Themes Informing a Cynical and not Timonist view of Neo-Liberal Fascism.

 

“A beastly ambition, which the gods grant thee t’

 

attain to! If thou wert the lion, the fox would

 

beguile thee; if thou wert the lamb, the fox would

 

eat three: if thou wert the fox, the lion would

 

suspect thee, when peradventure thou wert accused by

 

the ass: if thou wert the ass, thy dulness would

 

torment thee, and still thou livedst but as a

 

breakfast to the wolf: if thou wert the wolf, thy

 

 

greediness would afflict thee, and oft thou shouldst

 

 

hazard thy life for thy dinner: wert thou the

 

 

unicorn, pride and wrath would confound thee and

 

 

make thine own self the conquest of thy fury: wert

 

 

thou a bear, thou wouldst be killed by the horse:

 

 

wert thou a horse, thou wouldst be seized by the

 

 

leopard: wert thou a leopard, thou wert german to

 

 

the lion and the spots of thy kindred were jurors on

 

 

thy life: all thy safety were remotion and thy

 

 

defence absence. What beast couldst thou be, that

 

 

were not subject to a beast? and what a beast art

 

 

thou already, that seest not thy loss in

 

 

transformation!”

 

 

 

Click for PDF

 

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Link To PDF

http://www.monetary.org/lostscienceofmoney.html

 

 

https://unpresentable.wordpress.com/2008/03/26/an-excremental-eschatology/

http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/03/globalisation-un-entangled-found-poem.html

ESCHATOLOGY END TIMES PROPHESY

PROBLEM REACTION SOLUTION
SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF EM AND KEEP EM POOR

CALVIN SAID Belloc characterised the Reformation as

´´a rising of the rich against the poor´´,

´and indeed Calvin had written the unfortunate statement:

´´The people must always be kept in poverty in order that they remain obedient´´.

 



Shakespeare and the Triple Play: From Study to Stage to Classroom


http://www.reformed.org/calvinism/

Unconditional Election

Unconditional Election is the doctrine which states that God chose those whom he was pleased to bring to a knowledge of himself, not based upon any merit shown by the object of his grace and not based upon his looking forward to discover who would “accept” the offer of the gospel. God has elected, based solely upon the counsel of his own will, some for glory and others for damnation (Romans 9:15,21). He has done this act before the foundations of the world (Ephesians 1:4-8). This doctrine does not rule out, however, man’s responsibility to believe in the redeeming work of God the Son (John 3:16-18). Scripture presents a tension between God’s sovereignty in salvation, and man’s responsibility to believe which it does not try to resolve. Both are true — to deny man’s responsibility is to affirm an unbiblical hyper-calvinism; to deny God’s sovereignty is to affirm an unbiblical Arminianism. The elect are saved unto good works (Ephesians 2:10). Thus, though good works will never bridge the gulf between man and God that was formed in the Fall, good works are a result of God’s saving grace. This is what Peter means when he admonishes the Christian reader to make his “calling” and “election” sure (2 Peter 1:10). Bearing the fruit of good works is an indication that God has sown seeds of grace in fertile soil.

“Who seeks for better of thee, sauce his palate
With thy most operant poison! What is here?
Gold? yellow, glittering, precious gold? No, gods,
I am no idle votarist: roots, you clear heavens!
Thus much of this will make black white, foul fair,
Wrong right, base noble, old young, coward valiant.
Ha, you gods! why this? what this, you gods? Why, this
Will lug your priests and servants from your sides,
Pluck stout men’s pillows from below their heads:
This yellow slave
Will knit and break religions, bless the accursed,
Make the hoar leprosy adored, place thieves
And give them title, knee and approbation
With senators on the bench: this is it
That makes the wappen’d widow wed again;”
― William ShakespeareTimon of Athens

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GEORGE SOROS 60 MINUTES FULL STREAM. MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND. WHO´S THE DADDY?

Professor Bruce Charlton’s Considers Nationalism in the Face of PC, the Catechism of Neo-Liberalism. Prof Charlton couches things in terms of Left and Right, Where there is no left or right just the There is No Alternative Centre Ground which engenders extremist ideology and zealotry that could only be dreamt of by past demagoguery´s perhaps there will be an awakening.

The Question according to The Good Prof.

Could resurgent nationalism save Western civilization from PC?



After secularization eroded religious cohesion in modernizing societies (from the 1700s), there was an era of secular nationalism in developed countries.And some opponents of PC see resurgent secular nationalism as an antidote to the cultural decline caused by political correctness.Accepting that political correctness is cultural suicide, and leaving aside the question of whether or not it would be beneficial, is it likely that resurgent secular nationalism can unify the Right and could reverse the cultural suicide of PC?*Nationalism is indeed a powerful unifier and motivator – perhaps the most powerful form of secularcohesion; because nationalism has potential to bring together all classes, both sexes, young and old, sometimes even several ethnicities and religions.*But a secular nationalism would nowadays have a strongly different character from most secular nationalisms of the past.A modern nationalism might perhaps save the nation (probably at the cost of fracturing it into smaller nations) – but it would not save the national culture.Furthermore, secular nationalisms of the past seem to have had little staying power – fading within only two or three generations.So nationalism would be – at best – a band-aid. But is it even that? 

 

Shelly should really have the last word.

‘And that slaughter to the Nation

 

Shall steam up like inspiration,

 

 

Eloquent, oracular ;

 

 

A volcano heard afar.

‘And these words shall then become

 

 

Like Oppression’s thundered doom

 

 

Ringing through each heart and brain.

 

 

Heard again—again—again—

‘Rise like Lions after slumber

 

 

In unvanquishable number—

 

 

Shake your chains to earth like dew

 

 

Which in sleep had fallen on you—

 

 

Ye are many—they are few.’

 

 

Textual Analysis. Neo Liberalism emerges from the Closet.

N-Gram a textual search tool from Google provides a quick and dirty tool with which to find the frequency of words or phrases within the database of Over 5 million books containing500 billion words. This blog introduces the tool.

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/16/132106374/google-book-tool-tracks-cultural-change-with-words

Here is a link to the Official tool, which allows you to place embed code of your generated queries into HTML documents.

https://books.google.com/ngrams

This is a very concise and useful youtube introduction to the basics of the tool.

Here is a graph I have wanted to plot for a long time. References to ´The Elites´or ´Elites´,
´Elite this´, ´The Elites That´became more and more noticeable to me in conversation after the Millenium turned when I was at University in the 1980´s it was not something I think I specifically recall being mentioned even in Sociology lectures.

Monetarism, Elitism, the Elites and Neo-Liberal I contend have been interchangeable references to the Political so-called centre Ground. The Centre Ground is an extreme ideological theory of Political economy based upon a sort of Timonism that maintains a very low opinion of human nature.
Carol Quigley divides views on human nature over The past centuries Thus. I quote him in these stanza’s of my found poem Globalisation Unentangled.

http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/03/globalisation-un-entangled-found-poem.html
If centuries be epochs with peculiar discretion

19th, 20th, 21st a behind hand review
 
19th innate goodness of man, nationalism
20th Fallen man Calvinist rule, Globalism.
For the 21st partisans for patronage
Putin and the bear Nationalism
Trump and the Eagle InterNationalism
 
Corbyn of the uncommon people interNationalism
Farage of the common people Nationalism
Well, May? You ask Globalism, Atlanticism
Within the Elysian bosom suckling Globalism on the right 
and 
 
Internationalism on the left restricted by two tits. A binary mammary conundrum, for PIIGS, have many teets. On which teet will elites suckle, 
ONLY formula for the masses.

See P. 24 Tragedy and Hope Europes Shift to the twentieth century.

This is just a cursory browse through this tool but I think it is encouraging with respect to my proposition that elitism and overt justification of inequality has been gradually acclimated and now
we see that Neo-Liberalism is not afraid to stand up and declare itself. So What is it? See video at end of Post.

 
 
 

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NWO Sobamaised:NeoLiberal Dystopia. Whs´Up Whos Up ( MSM Politicians ) Arse …. The New World order is!

My Latest Musings Made this for a Blog on the Parachuting in of Neo-Liberal NWO yes men into troublesome Franchises, insisting on electing politicians with the audacity of putting the Interests of their Local constituents first.

It occurred to me that perhaps Mrs May called the UK snap election as part of a broader strategy within the Neo-Liberal Global Tyranny to overload the supply lines of the Alternative media. A sort of divide and rule play allowing the Global Media to occupy anti-establishment digital media citizen journalists in their local franchises as it were.

The parachuting in of Macron into the French elections is such an obvious conjuring trick it´s impossible not to see Mr Soros´s hand up the boy Macrons Arse.

Anyway, I will leave the memes I made for the Film and all claims made or insinuated are sufficiently backed up elsewhere in this blog and linked to elsewhere. To see the Hand up the arse of the establishment is really just a matter of opening one’s eyes and looking.

Thierry Meyssan: Again, you take things upside down. The Director General of Homeland Security, Patrick Calvar, told a parliamentary committee that he knew who had sponsored these attacks, but that he would not say. It is in fact not his job to say, but is is the job of the President of the Republic, François Hollande.
As I explain in “Under Our Eyes”, Alain Juppé and François Hollande made secret international commitments that they could not keep. Duped, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sponsored this attack and that of Brussels for which he congratulated himself in advance. These two operations were conducted by separate commandos, with the exception of Mohamed Abrini of the British MI6 who participated in both.
Our successive governments have made such abject decisions that they do not dare admit them. I have addressed this situation in my articles, but only in covert terms. This situation can no longer hold. I can no longer bear to see our compatriots die at the Bataclan and on the terrace of the cafes. I wrote this book to unpack the dirty laundry, all the dirty laundry, and that we may change.

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article195554.html
    Thierry Meyssan: Again, you take things upside down. The Director General of Homeland Security, Patrick Calvar, told a parliamentary committee that he knew who had sponsored these attacks, but that he would not say. It is in fact not his job to say, but is is the job of the President of the Republic, François Hollande.
    As I explain in “Under Our Eyes”, Alain Juppé and François Hollande made secret international commitments that they could not keep. Duped, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sponsored this attack and that of Brussels for which he congratulated himself in advance. These two operations were conducted by separate commandos, with the exception of Mohamed Abrini of the British MI6 who participated in both.
    Our successive governments have made such abject decisions that they do not dare admit them. I have addressed this situation in my articles, but only in covert terms. This situation can no longer hold. I can no longer bear to see our compatriots die at the Bataclan and on the terrace of the cafes. I wrote this book to unpack the dirty laundry, all the dirty laundry, and that we may change.

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Who’s up whose up terry browns arse? peter storey is, was an old Hammers chant from the 1990´s west ham chants these days have developed into fantastic films by fans like Russel Brand, The Emperors new clothes, maybe Russel will make that film more widely available online before we all end up being Sobamaised. by Macron, May Merkel Junker and assorted other Soros/NWO puppeteers.






The Emperors New Clothes Full Stream (non HD)

According to Studio Canal who distribute the film

Fairytale, allegorical1. Collective ignorance of an obvious fact, or deception, despite undeniable evidence. 
World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face.

https://vid.me/e/4wZ5?stats=1

A note on Neo Liberal Manias. actualité in Political Journalism (sic) Escape the Neo Liberal May-Trix. #GrubStreetJournal #TheThreePamphlateers @financialeyes @Wiki_Ballot @JoeBlob20 #IABATO #COGBrexit #BrexitElection2019 #PaedoBRINO #PoliticalPantomime

 

An old Etonian Toff
was often noted to scoff
Whilst Brosiering His dame
Economical actualité is the name of the game
I’ll tax the upper Crust off your pasty
now your all Fagging for me
I always preferred Cheshire Porky Pies
In Cuisine and in Deed you see.
Clark left Parliament in 1992 following Margaret Thatcher’s fall from power. His admission during the Matrix Churchill trial that he had been “economical with the actualité ” in answer to parliamentary questions about what he knew with regard to arms export licences to Iraq, caused the collapse of the trial and the establishment of the Scott Inquiry, which helped undermine John Major‘s government.[31]
Russell Brand’s The Emperor’s New Clothes reviewed: ‘uncomfortable viewing’

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2015/04/russell-brands-the-emperors-new-clothes-reviewed-uncomfortable-viewing/

Queen’s Brian May went on to ask what he should do tomorrow when he wakes up to help the cause. ‘It’s a long term strategy of the re-centralisation of the power under the co-ordination of vital institutions and vital services fully autonomous collectives that collaborate to preserve the rights of the individual and the rights to pursue spiritually whatever direction we want to with the prioritisation of the ecological preservation of the planet,’ was Brand’s confusing reply.

Judging by Brand’s answer, he is most effective with his views when edited. Watch the film, but if it leaves you looking for a left-wing champion to lead the revolution, you may want to look to Ed.

The Emperors New Clothes Full Stream (non HD)

According to Studio Canal who distribute the film

Fairytale, allegorical1. Collective ignorance of an obvious fact, or deception, despite undeniable evidence.
World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face. Starting with the genesis of today’s economic policies, with the arrival of Milton Friedman’s school of thought in Reagan’s leadership and Thatcher’s UK, the film explores how these policies have come to dominate the western world. The rich have got richer; where a CEO of a major British company used to earn 10 times the average wage of his workers, now they earn 200 times. According to Oxfam, the richest 80 people in the world own as much as the poorest 3.5 billion. It would now take 300 years for the average cleaner, cleaning the offices of his senior boss, to earn the same salary taken home by the same boss last year.
Milton Friedman once said that every crisis was an opportunity. The financial crisis of 2008 should have been a chance to reform the system for the benefit of everyone. But instead, austerity for everyone throughout Britain and Europe was the price to be paid for supporting the financial sector, with £131 billion spent by UK tax payers to keep the financial system afloat, while $30 trillion in support and subsidies went to Wall Street in the US.
Using a mixture of documentary, interviews, archive footage and comedy, Russell Brand takes us from his hometown Grays in Essex, to the heart of London ‘City’ and on to the Big Apple. This daring film will shake up the world by revealing the bewildering truth about how the people at the bottom are paying for the luxuries of those at the top.
Things can change…things do change.


With the Snap June 8th General Election we Voters are getting rather practised at listening to the familiar narratives. There has been an unbroken onslaught since the 2010 election and in each what is singularly clear is that none of the political narratives has adequately dealt with the 2008 Crisis and subsequent Austerity fix, which all political parties seemingly have Bought into. Certainly, the media has sold those Austerity lies enthusiastically. Brands film the emperor’s new clothes did not get a general Cinema release and is still hard to find online to stream, the link on the trailer of the distributors youtube channel does not work, as with many accurate and useful documentaries the material has been memory holed, hiding in plain site as any needle in any haystack is not hidden from view  just difficult to find, you understand.

Brexit is a Mania peculiar to a narrow band of Europhile apparatchiks and an assorted bunch of faux sophisticates that profess a preference for coffee over tea at breakfast and who prefer they say a Continental Breakfast to a Full English. As any true gastronome would admit no one prefers a continental breakfast over a ´´full English´´, just as no vegetarian would remain morally superior on the matter of truth-telling, by their own lights, if they denied the alluring and mouth watering delicacy of the smell of bacon frying in butter.


Brexit is a peculiar lens to view Globalism through, Brexit in Prime Minister Mays Ideology or Ultra Neo-Liberal Ideology is rather a parochial regional quarrel. Globalism based upon Petro/Carbon Dollar debt based Hegemony would naturally support Brexit as it damages the EURO currency unit and Strengthens the Stirling Dollar or ´´Cable´´Axis. The Global Oligarchy must be centred on the United States and is founded in doctrines of American Exceptionalism, there you see Trump and his faction 0f the Oligarchy which arguably includes Murdoch or the Faction containing Murdoch is Aligned to the Trump faction, or if you prefer has captured or subverted Trump and the #MAGA movement to its own ends. All controls do now seem set and committed to the infamous Project for a new American Century and spelt out in that General wesley Clarke Video on Democracy Now.

 
I did a Blog with some Geo-Economics analysis linking to some very interesting papers and articles regarding SDR´s, the World Bank and the Balance of Economic Power, as exercised through the accounting of trade balances.
http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/04/kick-neo-liberalism-into-touch.html
It is a complex picture, what one needs to look for if one wants democracy and common prosperity rather than permanent war as the health of the Globalist State one must look at those who are advocating the Praxis of subsidiarity and not merely paying lip service to it.

 

Subsidiarity is the praxis of Democracy and Liberal Democracy as preached by Neo-Liberalism is a veneer applied to a deep-seated Tyranny of the very Rich over the poor and growing Precariat.
Centralised Tyranny with absolutely corrupted power or, Decentralised Subsidiarity devolved and demurring to communities.
 

Subsidiarity blogs on EU
http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/search?q=Subsidiarity

If you click the link or search subsidiarity in the search bar at the top of the page you will find references to Subsidiarity on this blog all of them in a democratic context as to the Brexit debate in some shape or form.

 
To Leadership elections we will now meander
Sauce for the Goose, surely Sauce for the Gander.
To Complain of a Mandate of 24
having secured one of your own, 32.55, little more.
Whilst arguing the weak mandate of 37.5 for Brexit
When in a hole lay down your spade, and look for the Exit.
Comparing 46.7 for Union & 28.68 for First past the post,
who’s to say which mandate is most?
43.55 to stay in 75 & 32.76 in 72, blessed as sufficient,
it seems quite absurd, less than efficient?
@2.24mins ” a political system that delivers government on the basis of just based upon just 24% of the eligible vote, clearly does not give us that.´´
On Green Leadership.
Mandate,
37% turnout
41 690 active eligible voters
32.55% mandate?for Lucas/Bartley
Incumbents advantage.? fully employed for the co-leaders, through to the actual online ballot presentation.
The leadership election figures tell a similar story, was it voter suppression? probably not, certainly though it was contributory negligence on the part of Lucas/Bartley and the GP machinery.
Daniel Lee Why are you joining Labour Party members to mock our leadership just because your candidate didn’t win?

Book of Enoch Subsidiarity and Roman Orthodox church schism.It’s all About Subsidiarity and Minting the Money at the end of the Day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Enoch

Whose Rules Whos Money? The House Always Wins.
Papal supremacy and Pentarchy[edit]
Further information: Pentarchy
The primary causes of the schism were disputes over conflicting claims of jurisdiction, in particular over papal authority—Pope Leo IX claimed he held authority over the four Eastern patriarchs— and over the insertion of the Filioque clause into the Nicene Creed by the Western patriarch in 1014.[103] Eastern Orthodox today state that Council of Chalcedon canon 28 explicitly proclaimed the equality of the Bishops of Rome and Constantinople and that it established the highest court of ecclesiastical appeal in Constantinople.[104] Council of Ephesus canon 7 declared:
It is unlawful for any man to bring forward, or to write, or to compose a different (ἑτέραν) Faith as a rival to that established by the holy Fathers assembled with the Holy Ghost in Nicæa. But those who shall dare to compose a different faith, or to introduce or offer it to persons desiring to turn to the acknowledgment of the truth, whether from Heathenism or from Judaism, or from any heresy whatsoever, shall be deposed, if they be bishops or clergymen; bishops from the episcopate and clergymen from the clergy; and if they be laymen, they shall be anathematized[105]
Eastern Orthodox today state that this canon of the Council of Ephesus explicitly prohibited modification of the Nicene Creed drawn up by the first Ecumenical Council in 325, the wording of which, it is claimed, but not the substance, had been modified by the second Ecumenical Council, making additions such as “who proceeds from the Father”.
Eastern Orthodox argue that First Council of Ephesus canon 7 explicitly prohibited modification of the Nicene Creed by any man (not by ecumenical church council) drawn up by the first Ecumenical Council in 325.[106] In reality, the Council made no exception for an ecumenical council or any other body of bishops,[107] and the Greeks participating in the Council of Florence emphatically denied that even an ecumenical council had the power to add anything to the creed.[108] The creed quoted in the Acts of the Council of Ephesus of 431 (the third ecumenical council) is that of the first ecumenical council, that of Nicaea (325), without the modifications that the second ecumenical council, held in Constantinople in 381, is understood to have made to it, such as the addition of “who proceeds from the Father”.[109][110] Eastern Orthodox theologians state this change of the wording of the churches’ original creed, was done to address various teachings outside of the church in specific the Macedonius I of Constantinople teaching which the council claimed was a distortion of the church’s teaching on the Holy Spirit. This was not a change of the orthodoxy of the churches’ original creed.[111] Thus the word ἑτέραν in the seventh canon of the later Council of Ephesus is understood as meaning “different” or “contradictory” and not “another” in the sense of mere explanatory additions to the already existing creed.[108] Some scholars hold that the additions attributed to the First Council of Constantinople were adopted only with the 451 Council of Chalcedon, 20 years after that of Ephesus,[112][113] and even that the Council of Ephesus, in which Alexandrian influence was dominant, was by this canon excluding the Constantinopolitan Creed, which eventually annexed the name and fame of the creed adopted at Nicaea.[114]
Pentarchy (from the Greek Πενταρχίαpentarchía, from πέντε pénte, “five”, and ἄρχειν archein, “to rule”) is a model historically championed in Eastern Christianity as a model of church relations and administration as expressed by the laws of Emperor Justinian I of the Byzantine Empire. In the model, the Christian church is governed by the heads (patriarchs) of the five major episcopal sees of the Roman EmpireRomeConstantinopleAlexandriaAntioch, and Jerusalem.[2]
The idea came about because of the political and ecclesiastical prominence of these five sees, but the concept of their universal and exclusive authority was firmly tied to the administrative structure of the Roman Empire. The pentarchy was first tangibly expressed in the laws of Emperor Justinian I (527–565), particularly in Novella 131. The Quinisext Council of 692 gave it formal recognition and ranked the sees in order of preeminence. Especially following Quinisext, the pentarchy was at least philosophically accepted in Eastern Christianity, but generally not in the West, which rejected the Council, and the concept of the pentarchy.[3]
The greater authority of these sees in relation to others was tied to their political and ecclesiastical prominence; all were located in important cities and regions of the Roman Empire and were important centers of the Christian Church. Rome, Alexandria and Antioch were prominent from the time of early Christianity, while Constantinople came to the fore upon becoming the imperial residence in the 4th century. Thereafter it was consistently ranked just after Rome. Jerusalem received a ceremonial place due to the city’s importance in the early days of Christianity. Justinian and the Quinisext Council excluded from their pentarchical arrangement churches outside the empire, such as the then-flourishing Church of the East in Sassanid Persia, which they saw as heretical. Within the empire they recognized only the Chalcedonian (or Melchite) incumbents, regarding as illegitimate the non-Chalcedonian claimants of Alexandria and Antioch.
Infighting among the sees, and particularly the rivalry between Rome (which considered itself preeminent over all the church) and Constantinople (which came to hold sway over the other Eastern sees and which saw itself as equal to Rome, with Rome “first among equals“), prevented the pentarchy from ever becoming a functioning administrative reality. The Islamic conquests of Alexandria, Jerusalem, and Antioch in the 7th century left Constantinople the only practical authority in the East, and afterward the concept of a “pentarchy” retained little more than symbolic significance.
Tensions between East and West, which culminated in the East–West Schism, and the rise of powerful, largely independent metropolitan sees and patriarchates outside the Byzantine Empire in BulgariaSerbia, and Russia, eroded the importance of the old imperial sees. Today, only the sees of Rome and Constantinople still hold considerable authority over a Christian church, the first being the head of the Roman Catholic Church and the second having symbolic hegemony over the Orthodox Church.

Subversion of democracy as we think we know it?

Years ago, when I was scanning through a pile of Western newspa-
pers in Novosti’s Moscow headquarters, 1 came across a column
written by a Canadian writer, Gregory Clark in the “Toronto Star”.
Here it is in full. 1 have saved it for my files;
“If 1 were a Communist agent in America with millions of dol-
lars to spend annually I would not waste it in bribing pubic
servants to give away state secrets. But 1 would lavish and en-
courage the sleazy tune-smiths of that region to turn out more
and more garbage ‘culture’ . . . Gaggled-headed and obscure
musicians would be helped to prominence. I would seek out the
more questionable publishers of the dirtier paperbacks and slip
them a few hundred thousand so they could set up more respec-
table head offices. Wherever trend shows towards the beat
generation I would offer it a helping hand. Anything that
prompted the insubordination of teenagers, anything that con-
tributes to the confusion and exasperation of parents would be
most liberally endowed. The basic intention of my spending
would be to break down the discipline, encourage relaxation of
authority of every kind so as to build up, in as short time as
possible, an adult generation that could easily go out of con-
trol.

America would look desperately around for any kind of 
discipline to rescue them and THERE — pretty as a picture, 
would be Communism, the most iron-fisted discipline since 
Sparta. The victory would be bloodless . . . Except of course in 
concentration camps, torture, prisons, and few things like that. 
But nobody would know about that because of censorship of

the press.” „ ■

This was written in 1959! The accuracy of this description oi OUR
activity stunned me. We had just completed ‘helping a gaggle-head-
ed’ Communist entertainer, Yves Montand to ‘prominence’ in
Moscow and were halfway through with publicly elevating ‘obscure’
Indian filmmaker — Raj Kapoor to ‘fame’. The editorial offices of
Novosti were teaming with ‘sleazy’ foreign singers, poets, writers,
artists, musicians and ‘intellectuals’ coming to my country for sup-
port in their ‘progressive struggle’against their own ‘decadent capita-
list’ societies …

There is not much 1 can add to that statement of a wise Canadian
columnist today. Yes, KGB encourages DEMORALIZATION of
America through the ‘mass culture’ by relying upon the help of the
“useful idiots” of the entertainment business. No, the Beatles, Punks
and Michael Jackson are not on the KGB payroll. They are on
YOUR payroll. All the KGB had to do is to slowly and gradually
CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDES and kill your RESISTANCE to
the demoralizing addiction your kids call ‘music’, make it acceptable,
NORMAL; make it a part of ‘American culture’ where it does not
belong and never did.

One can take Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov (Russian: Юрий Александрович Безменов, also known as Tomas David Schuman; 1939 – 1993[1] as you read him in his own words or you can accept the construction placed upon his words and lectures by the John Birchers like Edward G Griffin. Yuuri himself points out the Sun Tzu writing two and a half thousand years ago was aware of the same methods of influencing the populations of state to the will of emperors against the will of princelings and of course generally their own best interests. Lipmann and Bernays did the same things to the Us population this sort of thing did not start with or end with the Cold War or the Dualist fairy tale of East versus West or Communism against Capitalism.


Stage 1 — Demoralization

The demoralization process in the United States is basically completed already, for the last twenty-five years, actually it’s over-fulfilled because demoralization now reaches such areas where previously not even Comrade Andropov and all his experts would even dream of such a tremendous success, most of it is done by Americans to Americans, thanks to lack of moral standards. As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who is demoralized is unable to access true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I showered him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures — even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him a concentration camp — he will refuse to believe it until he is going to receive a kick in his fat bottom. When a military boot crashes his butt, then he will understand, but not before that. That’s the tragedy of the situation of demoralization.

Stage 2 — Destabilization

The next stage is destabilization. This time the subverter does not care about your ideas and the patterns of your consumption, whether you eat junk food and get fat and flabby doesn’t matter anymore. This time — and it takes only from two to five years to destabilize a nation — what matters is essentials. Economy, foreign relations, defense systems. And you can see quite clearly that in some areas, in such sensitive areas as defense and economy, the influence of Marxist-Leninist ideas in the United States is absolutely fantastic. I could never believe it fourteen years ago when I landed in this part of the world that the process would go that fast.

Stage 3 — Crisis

The next stage of course is crisis, it may take only up to six weeks to bring a country to the verge of crisis, you can see it in Central America now. And after crisis, with a violent change of power, structure, and economy, you have a so-called period of normalization. It may last indefinitely.

Stage 4 — Normalization

Normalization is a cynical expression, borrowed from Soviet propaganda, when the Soviet tanks moved into Czechoslovakia in 1968, Comrade Brezhnev said, “Now the situation in brotherly Czechoslovakia is normalized.”

This is what will happen in the United States if you allow all the schmucks to bring the country to crisis. To promise people all kinds of goodies and a paradise on Earth. To destabilize your economy. To eliminate the principle of free market competition and to put a Big Brother government in Washington DC with benevolent dictators like Walter Mondale who will promise lots of things, never mind whether the promises are fulfilled or not. He will go to Moscow to kiss the bottoms of a new generation of Soviet assassins, never mind, he will create false illusions that the situation is under control.

The situation is not under control. The situation is disgustingly out of control. Most of the American politicians, media, and educational system, trains another generation of people who think they are living at the peace time. False. The United States is in a state of war. Undeclared total war against the basic principles and the foundations of this system. And the initiator of this war is not Comrade Andropov of course, it’s the system — however ridiculous it may sound — the world Communist system, or the world Communist conspiracy. Whether I scare some people or not I don’t give a hoot. If you are not scared by now, nothing can scare you.

Across the Geo political scene we must cast a glance
at sovereign nations speared upon the Dollars Lance.
Refugees from Occidental conflict, as a great game plays out,
Oligarchs alone set the rules and set the price of Permit.
An ECB tied to global Capital which punished Greece
and placed the Pigs in manacles of debt.
Whilst Governments allow bankers alone
special and exorbitant privilege.
Again Democracy says,
”For them the will of the people simply Usurps.
Government should remain confined in Elitist Auspices.”
 
 
(CopyRight) Roger G Lewis September 2016.
 
 
Video Recording of First Live Reading.
 
Goethe‘s Ankunft im Elysium by Franz Nadorp
I am indebted to Caroline Lucas MP, newly elected co-Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales for making the connection between Turnouts and Mandates, with this speech to the Debate on The so called Neverendum Petition.
 
 
 
I would also like to Thank Gerraint Davies MP for asking this question of Theresa May the Prime minister regarding Ceta, ISDS and TTIP .In questions following her G20 briefing to the House of Commons. It restored my faith that not all Labour MP´s are lost in what Paulo Frieere says is the tendency of some on  ´´ the Left to ”almost always (be)tempted by a “quick return to power,”(&) forgets the necessity of joining with the oppressed to forge an organization, and strays into an impossible “dialogue” with the dominant elites. It ends by being manipulated by these elites, and not infrequently itself falls in an elitist game, which it calls “realism.”

 



Notes for the Poems Figures and Themes.
 
Voter Turn Out, What is a mandate and Electoral Reform.
Questions for Democracy, and how we do it.
CONTEXT:
An exclusive look into mainstream media bias and the techniques they use to influence the independence debate.

‘The Bigger The Lie’ focuses on the significant research of Professor John Robertson into media bias during the Scottish Independence Referendum. The film covers Professor Robertson’s meticulous approach to the research and the subsequent suppression by the mainstream media of his findings. Overall, the findings did uncover general evidence of bias and particularly repetition of ‘bad news’. The techniques used such as sequencing of stories, reliance on sources such as the Treasury, OBR and IFS, demonisation of First Minister Alex Salmond and use of ‘experts’ were all more telling. This film might just change the way you look at the BBC’s coverage of Scotland’s most important political event.
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Professor Robertson promotes the idea of greater political transparency of those offering media opinion on the debate. As the filmmaker of this work, I have never been very political in the past. I am a former Labour and SNP voter who will be deciding on Yes because I believe this is a great opportunity to achieve a more equal, wealthier and, above all, democratic Scottish nation.

Professor Robertson’s Research:

http://issuu.com/creative_futur/docs/…

http://issuu.com/creative_futur/docs/…

Professor Robertson’s Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?…

Director of BBC Scotland Ken MacQuarrie, Head of News and Current Affairs John Boothman, the Head of Commonwealth Games 2014 Bruce Malcolm and the Editor of the Referendum Unit John Mullin giving evidence to the Education and Culture Committee.
The session includes response to Prof Robertson’s research, complaints from the public and some unusual staffing arrangements for coverage of the referendum that included making 35 regular members of staff redundant.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/sc…

Filmed on 06/08/14 HD1920x1080p Running Time 13.40

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Re-narrating Globalization: Hybridity and Resistance in Amores Perros, Santitos and El Jardín del Edén Brent Smith University of New Mexico, USA

Abstract: This paper explores the articulation of resistance to neoliberal globalization in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Amores Perros, Alejandro Springall’s Santitos and Maria Novaro’s El Jardín del Edén. I argue that this resistance is enunciated within what Homi Bhabha terms ‘Third Space’, the in-between space of cultural translation and negotiation where notions of an essential national identity are destroyed and a contingent and indeterminate hybrid identity is constructed. Speaking from this hybrid space, these films employ Western cinematic conventions to construct narratives of the disjunctive experience of postcolonial time and space that disrupt the dominant temporality and imaginative geography of Western grand narratives of historical progress and global economic development, while at the same time deterritorializing the space and time of national imagining.

[Keywords: resistance, globalization, postcolonial, Amores Perros, Santitos, El Jardín del Edén]

The passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994 marked what, given the collapse of the communist bloc and thus the last substantial barricade to global capitalist expansion with the end of the Cold War, seemed the inevitable penetration of Western capital and neoliberal ideology into the core of Mexico’s social, economic, and political spheres. While NAFTA was surely only the toppling blast in a liberalizing onslaught that had been in progress for some time, it nevertheless seemed to represent the greatest affront to a collective vision for social change. The impact of NAFTA was most heavily felt by the indigenous population and agricultural workers and the most vehement reaction to its exploitative and destructive effects likewise were generated from these sectors; however, the effects of neoliberal globalization have undoubtedly reached beyond these populations to have a transformative effect on the entire social and economic reality of Mexican society. The struggle with this new reality has played out noticeably in Mexican cultural production and particularly in cinematic production. In the three films discussed here – Amores Perros, Santitos, and El Jardín del Edén – this struggle is clear as the effects of globalization, whether the increasing commonality of transnational migration, the shifting socio-economic structures of urban life, or the cultural syncretism of border spaces, play a noticeable role in the films’ narratives and in the lives of the films’ characters. For Mexico, as for most of the nations on the global periphery, the effects of globalization have been ambivalent, an ambivalence that Hardt and Negri note as the ‘two faces’ of globalization.

HYBRIDISATION OF ELITES
Hybridity, Resistance and Transnational Cinema Hybridity has become a particularly significant, if loaded, term in social and cultural theory. Employed equally by postcolonial theorists interested in the uneven and syncretic cultural exchange between (neo)colonizer and (neo)colonized and postmodernists proclaiming the end of the division between high and popular cultural forms, the term is often invoked to challenge binary understandings that reproduce Manichean worldviews or elitist power structures. In its postcolonial intonation, hybridity emphasizes the impossibility of returning to any notion of essential national or cultural identity after the colonial encounter, particularly in the present context of social, economic, and cultural globalization. Although the term is often used uncritically to denote a balanced and innocuous mixing of cultures, the process of hybridization is never an even exchange and is always necessarily power-laden, lived, as Robert Stam suggests, as “deeply entangled with colonial violence…alive as a painful, visceral memory” (33). Hybridization in no way erases conflicts between central and periphery nations and cultures. Rather, as Néstor García Canclini argues, it places these conflicts “in a different register, one that is multifocal and more tolerant, and the autonomy of each culture is rethought – sometimes – with smaller fundamental risks” (241). It is this shifting of registers, then, that opens up a new space within which new identities can be constructed and new forms of political resistance articulated.

http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2016/01/the-iron-law-of-oligarchy.html 

Of all my own enquiries recently the most revelatory insight I stumbled across was the concept of Hybridity introduced in this paper on the nature of Islamaphobia in Sweden. http://inhouse.lau.edu.lb/bima/papers/Jonas_Otterbeck.pdf´´ According to the historian Åsa Karlsson, who cites among others Peter Burke, the upper classes of an emerging (Western) Europe came to distance themselves more and more from both the other classes of their own societies and from other cultures. At the same time there was an urge for knowledge about the others that they had distanced themselves from.(16) This change of attitude towards other ethnic groups, classes, and religions has also been discussed by other Swedish scholars.(17)16. Å. Karlsson 1998:84ff.17.Larsson cited in Å Karlsson 1998:84; Ambjörnsson 1994:33ff. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybridity 
In Many ways Chris Hedges frustration and pessimism set out in thius article asks a question of which path leads to liberation? This Blog by Toby Russel posits the ruling Elite, Hybridised Oligarchy call it what you will as a Danistocracy borrowed from Popp and Albrecht, http://thdrussell.blogspot.se/2011/12/from-here-to-there.html The medias role as the fourth Estate is brought center stage in this analysis with the Political Theater relegated to a role subservient to or co-mingled with the Main Stream media.

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