.. lies ...
.. theft ...
Thesis/Subtitle: The criminally smart-arse Americans' M/I/C/4-plex does not win by being brainy, they dominate by being brutal.
The I/J/Z-plex is equally criminal, equally foul; the US+Zs' main modus operandi is lying, cheating, then murdering theft for spoil.
Instead of working together with all the world's people, hopefully towards a post-WW2 golden age, the US+Zs have turned into greedy, grovelling grave-robbers, grabbing oil (US), soil (Zs), and any other resource they can get their grubby little fingers onto. Every ghastly, isolated carrion-eater for him/herself!
Perhaps the worst bit is that the 'rest of the West' regimes align themselves with the worst of the worst = US+Z rogue-regimes. Why? Not a decent bone in any body amongst them, not in the lead-gangsters, banksters or the rest of the immoral herd = Anglo/Judaic + snivelling quisling sycophantic hangers-on (SQSH-Os) - regimes, as opposed (shock, horror!) to the mostly decent people = the electorate.
Part 1, military:
I often start my history of the US with the dual A-bombings of Japan; they were *not* as portrayed = "saving myriad US soldiers' lives" but far more sinister-prosaically, a demonstration to the Soviets of American power and - yes, brutality, some (more) revenge on the Japanese (although many consider that the US provoked Japan to attack the US, by resource-isolating Japan - yes, including the perennial oil), plus the desire to get 'live data' on the nuke-damage to real (~¼mio, almost exclusively civilian) people.
The Zs' infamy may be considered to begin with Herzl (1897), then via Balfour, Jabotinsky, the alien invading terrorists = Irgun, Lehi, Stern Gang, Haganah et al., leading to the Nakba ('48, genocidal ethnic cleansing of Palestine) and the regular if random continuation of more of the same terrorism right down to the current moment; amongst latest outrages Gaza '08/9 (~1400 mainly civilians slaughtered), high-seas murdering piracy against the peace-fleet = Israel flotilla raid '10, live-ammunition/sniper attacks on non-violent protesters in Golan Heights, '11.
The US' infamy is longer, try starting with a list of interventions for “regime change” here, which notes 1st such in 1893 against Hawaii.
Long-story short: The list of US+Zs' depredations is as long as it is filthy.
The really big question is Q: Why does the rest of the world tolerate this evil, without ever making a real protest, let alone an effective one?
Part 2, economics:
Theme; Q: Best use of resources to maximise peoples' life-experience?
A: Not for the Zs (utterly inhumane treatment of Palestinians), not for the US (impoverishing rip-offs, exhaustive exploitation, casino-capitalism), not for their snivelling quisling sycophantic hangers-on (SQSH-Os) - regimes.
Three bits of 'evidence;'
Article 1, a very short history of parts of neoliberalism:
How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?
By Paul Krugman
September 6, 2009
«When it comes to the all-too-human problem of recessions and depressions, economists need to abandon the neat but wrong solution of assuming that everyone is rational and markets work perfectly. The vision that emerges as the profession rethinks its foundations may not be all that clear; it certainly won’t be neat; but we can hope that it will have the virtue of being at least partly right.»
Comment 1: Too much to summarise; recommend reading it all (I did.)
Article 2, some detail on FIRE:
Theology and Neoliberal Economics
The Friedman Institute Upgrades Theology to Condone Neoliberal Greed.
By Prof. Michael Hudson
May 23, 2010
«The problem with the Friedman Institute is that its economic doctrine rose to notoriety in the Pinochet period, the high tide of the Chicago Boys in Chile. Privatization of public enterprise, “freeing” markets from usury laws and promoting deregulation is the antithesis of nearly all religions, whose guiding purpose after all was to socialize their members and create a moral state.»
Comment 2: Ditto.
Article 3, some detail on banksters:
Publicly-owned Banks as an Instrument of Economic Development: The German Model
by Ellen Brown
October 13, 2011
Web of Debt
«The example of Germany shows that even success is no guarantee in the face of a relentless onslaught of propaganda by large privately-owned banks interested only in making money for their CEOs, wealthiest clients and shareholders. But peering behind the propaganda, the public banking model that helped underwrite Germany’s economic success might be the fast track to a U.S. banking system that serves Main Street rather than Wall Street.»
Comment 3: see comment 1.
Part 3, ethics:
Theme; Q: Cooperation is better than confrontation?
A: Not for the US, not for Zs.
Once, there was a movement towards "The Enlightenment" typified by "Liberté, égalité, fraternité" whereby the aim was, loosely translated, a fair go for all. Not anymore; now we have what may be called 'social Darwinism' = the rich get richer by preying on the 'less well-off' and the predators claim to be 'better, more appropriately evolved.' In fact, they are all vicious crooks with a self-serving (erring!) ideology as (obviously!) feeble 'excuse.' Plus, of course, they've got the law (best Congress $s can buy = corrupt) and force (military murderers, thuggish police = pigs) on their payroll.
We see it demonstrated daily; the US military expenditure and hostile, murdering-theft operations across the world, concentrating on (oil-owning!) Muslim/Arab ME, the Zs' continuing illegal occupation and ever-increasing theft of Palestine land and property.
The US 'voodoo economics,' aka economic rationalism or neoliberalism, dating from both Reagan & Thatcher (hear "TINA" - run!) - have been implemented 'at home' (US, UK), forced onto some by war (starting, say, with the 1973 Chilean coup d'état against Allende, lately Afghanistan, Iraq & now Libya, Iran next?), onto others via the IMF (mainly '3rd world,' see Perkins, "Economic Hit Man") - and far worse in a way, 'voluntarily' by 'Western' regimes, like in Aus (Boo! Hiss! Shame - traitors!) Amongst the many crimes against us are the vile privatisations of the people's natural monopolies - like water supplies, sewage, elec. Etc.. This is nothing other than theft to enrich the already obscenely wealthy, it loads the utilities up with debt we the people must finance through higher charges, and reduces the delivery by abandoning preventative maintenance via the 'rationalising' = lean-and-meaning job cuts.
The marauding US+Zs continue their crimes, as all the while excess CO2 builds up in our atmosphere; decent people the world over are preoccupied with surviving the US+Zs' onslaughts, as our once jewel-like planet's comfortable life-supporting ecosystems are trashed.
Thanks, but "No, thanks!" to the US+Zs & their SQSH-Os rogue-regimes.
Musing: We simply have to get rid of the criminal predators.
Fazit: Perhaps OWS et al. can find a redeeming way.
PS It's easy to prove my above assertions of villainy:
1. We the people are being lied to, continually and not just with 'little-whites,' by our so-called 'leaders' and their puppet-masters (military-industrial complex), via the (corrupt & venal) MSM, including big bits of the AusBC (Boo! Hiss! Shame - more traitors!) In addition, universities have gone degenerate, turning out graduates, notably in economics (voodoo, casino = rip-offs) and psychology (propaganda = scientifically developed lies), graduates who are contributing to the crimes against us.
2. Lies are deployed to deceive [lie2 -n. 1 intentionally false statement (tell a lie). 2 something that deceives. [POD]]
3. We are being deceived to conceal crimes - partly against resource-owning targets, partly actually against us, we the people.
4. We see the results; carnage in US target countries, corrupt and degenerate capitalism dependent on swindles (Wall St.) when not outright theft (Palestine as ME beachhead, Iraq & Libya, etc.), mainly oil but also economic rents (MRRT shemozzle in Aus, say), growing grief amongst subject populations typified by unaffordable health system for many = 10s of millions in the US lower income groups and spreading unemployment -> poverty - now ~46mio in US on food-stamps. Then there's the GFC & continuing EU debt crisis - so-called leaders - and even the banksters themselves - almost everywhere are demonstrating that they just don't have a clue. Bah! Warm up the tumbrels...
PPS, 13:51 - try fixing this, Obama! (Haven't yet; bet ya can't):
.. lies ...
the murder of the social contract
the forced end of the Enlightenment
neanderthal rulers = troglodytic tyrants
.. just one lie ...
.. kills all credibility ...
.. only one lie? - squillions!
Thesis/Subtitle; Q: Newton's 3rd law = no action without an equal & opposite reaction - so where is the effective opposition?
A: Apparently none available in our so-called 'democratic system' = DIY is a *must*.
Musing 1: Always, the complications. Nothing - or very little - is truly simple, even so-called 'elementary' particle/entities (photons, electrons, protons etc.) act in complex ways - but any system can be broken down into ever smaller aggregates, with accompanying behavioural simplification - until of course, some Heisenberg-indeterminacy or Gödel-incompleteness limit is reached. It doesn't mean that our problems are insoluble - where there's a will, there's usually a way (in general = try harder, hardest).
Schoolchildren rampage over holiday cut rumour
Posted October 01, 2011 05:58:42
«Several hundred French schoolchildren went on the rampage after false rumours spread that president Nicolas Sarkozy's government wanted to take away a large slice of their school holidays.
The UNL however "warned the government not to touch summer holidays at all" and said in a statement it wanted to protest austerity measures that amounted to "a catastrophic new term" in 2011.»
Comment 1: A 'good' one; shows us that some children are not so stupid that they can't see a 'current danger' (bipartisan = un- & anti-democratic so-called 'leaders' neoliberalising our social contract to death), that 'austerity measures' are the newest tool to be deployed against us, we the people, and that the student body feels so under attack that they are running an organised campaign in opposition - itself showing a perceived lack of effective 'representation.'
Comment 2: Note the language, "false rumours" [rumour = "general talk, assertion, or hearsay of doubtful accuracy" [POD]]. In fact, the 'rumours' are most likely true; they are *fully* compatible with the Sarkozy&Co's (erring!) neoliberal ideology, and it's really just a matter of time before such policies are indeed implemented - unless someone stops the neoliberal-juggernaut [Hindi Jagannath, = lord of the world [ibid.]]
Musing 2; Q: What is it with the so-called 'wo/man in the street,' that they apparently accept the continual degradation in societal morals - demonstrated by the West's = 'our' murdering wars for spoil and the continual degradation in societal conditions - demonstrated by 'our' corrupt governments' continual destruction of the social contract?
A: Apparently, it's like the 'frog in the (ever-warming) saucepan of water,' the average wo/man in the street seems too 'desensitized' to notice (= dumbed-down; prime-suspect TV-infotainment as psychologist-manipulated 'PR' = brain-washing) - except for a few small groups like the little Froggies in my citation, good for their still accurately functioning perceptions.
Fazit: There's only one way I can see out of this, and that's widespread, organised and effective revolution, starting with we, the few who can see, then recruiting the masses. Otherwise, total disaster will be forced upon us - by our bipartisan = un- & anti-democratic rulers, as described in my headline - troglodytic tyrants.