Wednesday, November 04, 2015


The world is clearly heading toward a terrible conclusion based on American efforts to destabilize the Middle East and now to confront Russia as it's greatest enemy.

I cannot imagine how a nuclear event can be avoided.

Nowhere in the media is anyone asking what have been the effects of the American Invasion of Iraq.

It has resulted in the utter chaos for the people of the Middle East, the development of primitive ideological and religious groups who have copied the American style of video taping torture, sexual abuse and murder.

Currently there is a refugee crisis caused by incessant American bombing and support of ISIS. ISIS is an ally of the USA in seeking to dethrone yet another Middle Eastern Leader in Syria. America has long supported the groups it claims are it's enemies. The need for enemies in America is a reflection of a very confused public, it's leadership and the defense industry.

What will be the next crisis to come after the refugee crisis? How long will it take for the use of nuclear weapons by either the Americans or some other entity. I don't think it will take more than 20 years, maybe 50, but the establishment of permanent war can only result in their use by someone and that will be the end of civilization as we now know it.

That's where this current situation of destabilization is headed.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

America: Suburb of the Planet Earth-Destablilizing the World into Chaos


            Well, the intelligence and policy experts Obama refers as having underestimated the situation in Iraq just goes to demonstrate and prove over and over they don't know what they are doing. They are suburbanites, living in the greatest suburb of them all, the Suburb of the Planet Earth, America. Far removed from the everyday reality of the vast majority of Earth's population that just wants to live in peace and tranquility. America and the rest of the worlds leaders refuse to tap into that desire of Earthmen and Earthwomen.

            The very first post on this blog in 2005 predicted this situation in Iraq, where the Sunnis would eventually come back as they are now in 2014.

           They try to get the populace of the dumbest nation on Earth to dwell under the assumption that the US and A is trying to solve something or trying to help somebody or dealing with the situation in a sometimes well intentioned, sometimes, "misguided" way or some such bullshit.

            The USA is a violent, dumb nation made up of people who actually believe the world as described to them by their parents and teachers as a place where good and bad fight it out, and of course America is on the side of good and just wants good things to happen to the Iraqi people.

           This is all about a battle between Russia, China on one side (temporarily) and the United States on the other. America does not want to compete with Russia and China economically, instead they want to disable them through destabilization. They want Putin out, they are supporting rebels in Western China and on and on and on all over the world. The Ukraine is a phony situation designed to destabilize and demonize Putin.
 America doesn't care about "freedom" for the people of the Ukraine.

           America isn't really going to do anything to ISIS. They supplied them with weapons, and they encourage them at every juncture. America does not want Iran to control Iraq so really it's ok that ISIS is taking over a portion of Iraq. Maybe now, it's too many portions. America does not want Baghdad to fall, but that's about it. Having the Kurds and ISIS (really the Sunnis) taking their portion is ok.

            ISIS is really Sunni reprisal, not so much a fundamentalist take over, against the Shiites who America stupidly supported and then changed their minds because the Shiites are allied with Iran, not the US.

            The level of stupidity.....witness unbearable. So the USA supports ISIS against Syria...WHY? It's a secular country???!!!....Oh, because ASSAD is not a benevolent leader? Or some such bullshit? SO they support radical Islamic fundamentalist to over throw him.
Ok....why? I guess because first of all America is the dumbest nation on Earth, secondly they have the ridiculous idea that if everybody is fighting everybody, it's easier to control (payoff, manipulate) these isolated groups for economic favors (oil and whatever). 
It's unbearably stupid and what happens is when you destabilize the world and mess with nuclear powers like Russia, you just end up destabilizing yourself and what happens is you have a uprising in America which is answered by State Control of the society and endless bloodshed, and I'm gonna tell you that's whats going to happen and the 1% have no problem with that because the law does not apply to them.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Why I Want to be Chipped by the NSA

I don’t know about you, but I feel safe knowing my government is watching me, Who KNOWS what I might do? I’m not a stable person, none of us are.

According to ABC News, 1-in-5-americans-suffer-from-mental-illness/One in Five Americans suffers from Mental Illness. That means that 20% of everyone you know is mentally ill and that’s not counting those who are simply unstable. Our leaders understand that and simply want to make sure those who are still clinging to mental health have the best chance of anyone in the world at realizing the American dream of owning your own home.

Even if you are not mentally ill, you may be unstable like me. Sometimes I feel like lashing out at my government. I don’t like it’s policies, sometimes I see a politician and I feel hate toward that person and I don’t even know why. I don’t even know that person. I know many of you share the same feelings as I and it’s time for us all to come out of the closet and admit to our government that we need supervision. We need to be monitored.

Personally I am considering having that chip on my shoulder replaced. I want a real chip, that identifies me, sends out low frequency radio waves that can be picked up by our government giving them my precise location, blood pressure, alcohol and drug content as well as any brain wave activity that might indicate that I have gone over to the other side, that is to say that I am no longer loyal to our beloved nation. Counting the mentally ill and the unstable, I would estimate 50% of the American population is at risk of being influenced favorably by Al Qaeda should they acquire the means through the media to deliver their message.
To help easily identify people who have been voluntarily chipped, a portion of the top of our ears could be cut off. This chipping and ear cutting is commonly done with cats ears and it has proved to be very useful.

Because we are in constant danger of having our tall buildings knocked down and  even having people killed by foreign interests, our social connections, traveling companions, GPS location, email activity and yes even our thoughts (should they someday be able to read them) should be made available to the NSA, CIA and other government organizations that seek to make America the safest nation on Earth to live.

Currently we are hearing from the Conspiracy crowd about how the Bin Laden Raid was faked, how 911 doesn’t add up and even that government officials are taking bribes, having affairs, stealing votes and openly lying to us and then covering it all up like never before. If that were true, the whole country would be falling apart!

Those of us who are unstable, mentally ill, or just having doubts about the efficacy of the U.S. government should come out of our closets and openly admit who we are and ask to be considered targets in need of personalized surveillance. Of course we should all pay for government surveillance of ourselves out of our own pockets rather than burdening an already beleaguered government who is now even providing us with a form of health care- as if THAT weren’t enough already.

Remember, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Politicians are Bad People. It's that Simple

To blame the Republicans is absurd. There is a joint effort on behalf of all politicians to see humanity as something to be manipulated for "their own good", which translates in reality, to the benefit of the politician.

Politicians see their public as objects. Objects are things you move around. Instead of moving objects manually, politicians use "persuasion". They use fear, threat and the idea of love of one's "country". A country is something that is pure imagination held together by consensus. Countries are ideas, not solid reality.

Next time you hear someone say, "I like Obama." Wonder for a moment what Obama thinks of them, of you. He doesn't care about people, he cares about power over the people. And the gestures he makes to individuals are designed not for that person, but mass consumption.

Politicians are bad people. I have all of human history to back me up on that. They are self serving, crass, indignant, arrogant, voracious and generally quite dumb, despite their pedigrees which describe nothing.

Where have politicians (world leaders)  taken us all these thousands of years?

There is no human advancement in understanding itself. There is technological advancement, but no social advancement. And science provides technology, which politicians take credit for.

Despite all the technology, humanity has, in all probability regressed socially and lost any small perspective of what it is that we are. There is no connection to other forms of life (plants and animals are seen only in packages in grocery stores) and the stars can no longer be seen in most places on Earth. We are not connected to anything and we imagine this as a form of evolvement. Education is misinformation outside of science.

Human beings are mentally ill by and large. When everyone is mentally ill, there is no perspective. When everyone is crazy, the average crazy person is a person who is normal. The measure of madness is found in the average person, not the person whose institutionalized. Most of the madness is in the middle, the extremes are places of extreme madness on one side and sanity on the other.

Almost all human cultures are disturbed and irrational. But something holds them together enough to perpetuate the idea of war as constructive and the idea here in America, that greed is a virtue and necessary for social advancement. Greed is dressed up as trickle down. A common cover for greed, is the "philanthropic foundations" that are used as advertising, political influence and for taxation purposes.

Don't attack Republicans. Attack Politicians, world wide. Politicians should be like accountants: Low profile, unadorned, doing a job with absolutely no fan fare. They work behind a desk organizing, making things functional, rarely heard from and never idolized and turned into "stars". It's bad enough that the lowest form of art, film "acting" is regarded with as much fanfare as the politician.

Politicians are one the lowest forms of human expression there is. They are equal only to the "soldier". Humanities gift to it's own self destruction.

Monday, May 07, 2012

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

This is a movie about fascism. It is a movie that promotes and encourages fascism.

The "story" begins in the future where starving people who live in 12 primitive outlying districts from the capital are selected to participate in a competition to the death.  It’s very much like the survivor TV show where people are placed on an island and left to fend for themselves. But in this case they are left in a remote area with the idea of killing each other until there is only one survivor. And that survivor is crowned and gets to live the high life in the capital with lots of French wine and fancy pastry.

The concept of the film (derived from a trilogy of novels) is simply just a stupid idea bereft of originality. Much worse, the subtext of the film is that fascism is pretty good if you live in the capital. Otherwise, it’s a dog eat dog world out there so just try to do the best you can and hope you don’t have to kill too many people on your way to personal, financial and gustatory freedom. And if you don’t volunteer for some brave reason to compete to the death, then you must as well stop complaining and resign yourself to living a life of hunger in the districts

It’s insulting racially with a scene where when one of the people in the “black district” is killed without mercy and the people in the “black district” who have been enthusiastically watching the "Games" on giant outdoor Jumbotrons, revolt violently and knock down some “property of the state”  (guard towers and such). The black people in the district are then of course, subdued by the superior forces of the police who are all dressed in white shiny armor. A message to Black America? One has to wonder if this was written by the NSA.

The younger male actors all resemble corny genetically modified teen GQ models with absolutely no character in their faces, voices or manner. The female actors are all semi-pretty; doe eyed, often a little plump and with round, suburban expressionless faces. The lead actress is pudgy, moon faced and does not even look healthy perhaps from overeating too many Snickers bars. She appears to be on the fat side, stuffed inside her costuming and this movie is called, The Hunger Games?

Stanley Tucci, one of the worst actors on Earth delivers yet another incredibly over the top, self conscious performance. One can't help but wonder what goes on in his mind when he's acting. This is a person who can't stop acting, while he's acting. You can feel his anticipation on how his performance will be received while he's performing. He plays some kind of interlocutor for the state who interviews, announces and presides over the Hunger Games. Woody Harrelson is better.

Jennifer Lawrence who before she was an actress was "involved in cheerleading". That's direct from her bio. She's pretty....bad.

The acting is very bad, the sensibility of the story line made incomprehensible but the absence of logic and blatant contradictions in the "rules" of the competition as the state recklessley intervenes for or against certain competitors and destroys the idea of the competition as entertainment.  It’s just sloppy, careless writing.

The cinematography is interesting only in the capital with its futuristic presentation of the capital. Most of the film takes place in the woods and resembles the Blair Witch Project, another crummy film. But Blair Witch Project was done on the cheap.

The worst part of the film is that the whole movie pretends to be making a comment about the dangers of fascism while promoting the idea  of fascism at the same time. But that’s of course typically seen on a daily basis and is such a common place item in the news, that it has now filtered itself into film and further cements inexplicability and irrationalism as the new normal. You don't really have to pay attention to details anymore in movies.

And that seems to reflect how disturbed America is at this time. People complain about fascism and “government interference” while carrying on meaningless wars that interfere with people’s lives all over the globe.

America is the land of the freely confused. And this film is simply an expression of a very confused American mentality. The film confuses, and transposes the real with the unreal in a nonsensical but needlessly violent manner, and those elements stand outside the film. The Hunger Games a statement of the times we live in manifest by the confusion of the people who participated in films development.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Progressives for War in Libya

As a life long progressive I can say with clarity that this is no crusade as some have suggested, but rather a war inspired by our all loving God. A God who loves America.

President Obama has made a wise choice by opening up another war in the Mid East. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been incredibly sucessful, freeing the Iraqi people and giving herdsman and bakers a chance to reform and put down their Taliban weapons and surrender to a superior way of Western Life.

These wars are also good for the economy. Lockheed Martin which now runs effectively the Social Security System can beef up production of cruise missles, daisy cutters and cluster bombs which will provide employment for hundreds of Americans in the defense industry who have been laid off due to our reliance on unmanned drones.

War is good for the American economy and George Bush was brave enough to say it.

We need more war. It's one of the only industries America has left and America does it well, drawing out wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya with the greatest Armed Forces the world has ever known, beating the living hell out of Bakers and Herdsman in Afghanistan who threaten our freedom by punishing them with our superior weaponry going on 10 years now. No other nation could continue a war for 10 years against such a lightly armed group.

Colonel Gaddafi will soon learn that his only friends are Hugo Chavez and Amenijihad and that surrender to the superior American way of life is the only answer.

I suspect he will be hung like Sadaam Hussein who gassed and killed his own people. That's something Barack Obama would never do. Barack Obama does not kill his own people, he kills other people who then kill his own people. We have hundreds of thousands of troops all over the world fighting and dying so that leaders who gas and kill their own people turn their attention to killing our people and thus we are saving the lives of thousands of Iraqi's, Afghans and now Libyans.

We must remain safe. And war is the quickest way to safety, wealth and abundance.

(By the way the pilots who were shot down in Libya should be fired. They runined a perfectly good F-15 Eagle twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter. Mechanical problems, my ass. They flew straight into Gaddaffi's anti-aircraft fire. Let's get some competent pilots up there. That plane cost us 27.7 million dollars. We could have refurbushed the dirty laundry room in the School of the Americas for that money)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Narco News Promotes CIA Agenda's in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador

Narco News also promotes CIA and Special Operatives acting in Iran, Georgia, Ukraine, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Peru, Yemen, Pakistan (including in Balochistan) and the Philippines.

This from Bill Conroy of Narco News:“boots-ground”-mexico

The U.S. unit, dubbed Task Force 7, since early 2009 , according to the CIA operative, has helped to uncover a warehouse in Juarez packed with U.S. munitions and under the control of drug traffickers; provide critical intelligence that led to the raid of a Juarez sweatshop that was manufacturing phony Mexican military uniforms; worked with the Mexican military in uncovering a mass grave near Palomas, Mexico, just south of Columbus, New Mexico; and, behind the scenes, cooperated with the Mexican Navy in hunting down a major narco-trafficker, Arturo Beltran Leyva -- who was killed by Mexican Navy special forces last December during a raid on a luxury apartment complex in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Bill Conroy seems to write in glowing terms of how The US Unit called "Task Force 7" saved lives by uncovering weapons stashes, closing down sweatshops and uncovering mass graves and reuniting family members with their dead ones.

Conroy goes on to point out that his source wants to emphasize that all this started BEFORE Barack Obama. So he can't be blamed and yet...all the things Unit 7 do sound pretty good anyway. So Obama is only liable for the credit. That's the "liberal" side of Narco News.

There's not really a hint of criticism in the article. Only the headline makes it sound like it might be a critical article of U.S. Poiicy

"U.S. Military has Special Ops “Boots on the Ground” in Mexico"

I never cease to be amazed at the subtle promotion of US attempts to overthrow and interfere, with or without invitiation, i the affairs of other nations. Especially now that the United States is currently merrily destroying a large portion of the planet Earth in the Gulf of Mexico while focusing on Stanley, World cups and sanctions on Iran.

Narco News is headed by Al Giordano a man who has had dinner with Howard Zinn on numerous occasions and can't stop telling everyone about it. Al doesn't own a car or have any possessions (except of course his folk guitar) but went to Mamaroneck High School where Timothy Geithners daughter is currently the class president.

He's another one of "those guys". The type that can't stop punishing themselves for being over privileged and then can't stop bragging about how "tuff" they have it when they indulge themselves unnecessarily in a lifestlye of poverty as a form of masochistic recreation. Al was born in the "Bronx". Yeah, uh huh.

Narco News has become an utterly disgusting website which is funded in part by Peter Ackerman who is a close friend and colleague of Michael Ledeen a brother to neo cons and a serial forger responsible without a doubt for the Niger Forgeries and other forgeries including one involving Jimmy Carter's brother.

It's no surprise that Narco News then subtly supports USA involvement in Mexico and so many other nations.

And so many young "journalists"...(people from wealthy families who have NO IDEA what anything actually means) are smitten with this pretentious, self promotional and foolish website.

A close look at "journalists" shows most of "them" are children of the independently wealthy and have nothing better to do with their time than to promote the fascist agenda of corporations using the language that liberals use and all the while, not quite aware of what they are doing. They like the sound of what they write without actually knowing the why of the sound, from where the sound is coming or what the sound might really mean. Often the sound is in juxtaposition to it's meaning.

Journalists of Narco News are people who don't like anything that disrupts their community of like mindedness.

They want to be loved by other wealthy people who like brushing shoulders with the "poor" and then piously talking about it amongst themselves ad nausem.

I suspect a real jounalist is a lone wolf and does not belong to a group. Belonging to groups always diminishes one's curiosity. There are only group answers.

A journalist has to be curious. And curiosity always takes a person to places other people have not gone. Curiosity does not work well in groups.

Curiosity is not encouraged in this absurd article by Bill Conroy. There are so many questions. Like why does it seem Bill Conroy is allowing this source to use him as a common dupe?

Or just what is Bill Conroy's political viewpoint? Is it similar to Michael Ledeen's or Peter Ackerman's?

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Lambs being readied for slaughter?

In 2001, while he was a cardinal, he issued a secret Vatican edict to Catholic bishops all over the world, instructing them to put the Church's interests ahead of child safety.

The document recommended that rather than reporting sexual abuse to the relevant legal authorities, bishops should encourage the victim, witnesses and perpetrator not to talk about it. And, to keep victims quiet, it threatened that if they repeat the allegations they would be excommunicated.


Pope Benedict former Hitler Youth, fought for Hitler in World War II for 5 long years without resisting. Among other things, he guarded an airplane factory which held Jewish worker slaves.

After becoming a priest and entering into Papal Politics, he was later appointed Head of the Inquistion which has become known as the "Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith".

Pope Benedict as head of the former Inquistion, was charged with investigating child sexual abuse by priests. The scandal sweeping Europe today shows he protected and encouraged child abusing priests rather than prosecuting them. In effect he promoted sexual abuse of children by priests. There can be no other interpretation for his actions.

Pope Benedict took sexually abusive priests, who, after becoming known and exposed within their community as abusers, and placed them in new communities without notify the clergy there or the community members of what the priest had done, or would continue to do.

Pope Benedict knew that the priests would be in a position to continue their abuse. There were no controls or prohibitions placed on the priests. There was no notification prior to or during the arrival of the priests about their past behaivor.

One can only conclude it was Pope Benedicts intention to provide a new parish where the priest could continue to sexually abuse and in some cases physically torture children.

There is no other possible logical explanation. Whether Pope Benedict told himself he wanted children to be abused or told it to others, doesn't matter. It's his behavior that reveals his actual intention.

Priests were transferred by the Pope to the new communities where they would be able to continue abusing children.That's the informal culture of the Catholic Church. It is a Church that is sexually perverse. It is a Church that is deeply disturbed on the most basic of psychological levels. A Church that fears hetero-sexuality for this simple reason: A person who expresses their sexuality is more difficult to control and is less likely to offer the Church a profit through contribution and work. Bowing to the inevitable, the church places an emphasis on the "Family of Christ".

The Church is a church that promotes "man love", especially "man/boy love" to the exclusion of women. Women are objects used for reproduction, the reproduction of males.

It is men who should love men. Men who love women raise families and their attention is diverted by marriage from the Church, and that means less control and less profit. If a person does pursue the lesser path of marriage to the priesthood, they should reproduce at a great rate and raise their children to "serve" Christ. This is more profitable than having small families. And that's the economic reason behind birth control, anti abortion in the Church. The Church won't have any members if people don't reproduce. The Church's anti-gay stance doesn't apply in-house.

The Church is focused on males. Only males can become priests. Women service males.

That's all there is to the Church. The Catholic Church is the largest owner of land in the world. It's a Church about money and making money and having political and sometimes in it's history, military power. This is a Church that in the 1980's owned the Baretta Hand Gun company.

According to the "bible", the literate and Greek speaking Paul (who never met Jesus) bickered with Jesus's illiterate brothers and followers over how much money Paul should give them from his collections in the Mediterranean from rich widows. These were rich widows who felt comfortable with the apparently gay Paul and his apparently gay lover and companion, Timothy.

Most of the early money from the Church seems to have come from "Fag Hags". "Fag Hags" are women who feel comfortable around men who have no sexual attraction to women.

The Church is essientially an institutionalized in-house NAMBLA with the cover that it has something to do with some guy named "Christ" who lived 2,000 years ago and was a man and also God and another fellow or thing called the Holy Spirit who sometimes is symbolized as a bird because it flies around in the ether and impregnates women like Mary without having to have icky man/woman sex with them.

At least 170 former students from Catholic schools in Germany have come forward recently with claims of physical and sexual abuse, including at an all-boys choir once led by the pope's brother.

An all boys choir. The Popes brother apologized for physically abusing the choir children by slapping and hitting them. He feels awful about that.

The obvious question is: What did and what does Pope Benedict do with his sexual urges? Why would he emphasize cover up and perpetrate the abuse of children? In effect he provided priests with children who they could abuse. This is a kind of Papal Pimp. Would the transparency effect him personally?

Did Pope Benedict sexually abuse children? The answer is yes.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Students Revolt at the School of Authentic Journalism

I am not a journalist. But I was the first to write an expose about Markos Moulitsas as a person who applied to the CIA and the first and only person to discover that during his involvement with the CIA he was operating Daily Kos. I also wrote about the impossibility of his claims as a child to have witnessed communist guerillas killing students and professors in El Salvador.

I have recently written to students and others connected to Narco News and the School of Authentic Journalism both publicly and privately about the strong amicable associations and connections between the ICNC and right wing extremists like Michael Ledeen who has been justifiably accused as being the author of the Niger Forgeries, as he has been exposed as a forger using the same methodology in the past.

Today I read that there was an upheaval at the The School of Authentic Journalism about all the subjects that I wrote about just prior to the school opening in February.

There is no mention of the upheaval in the Narco News bulletin. There is only positive news in the Narco News Bulletin about the school. Instead it’s printed in some obscure website that is associated with the School.

I sent information about the queer associations publicly and privately. The only people that I know of who have written about these subjects are Eva Golinger a author and Venezuelan journalist who mentions the ICNC briefly as being anti-Chavez and Stephen Gowans. I discovered the connections independently and then read that Stephan Gowans had made the same discovery. His analysis is superior.

In any case, the Students attending the School of Authentic Journalism especially those from Venezuela's Telesur, wanted to know why one of the "professors" there, a Jack Duvall, had been part of an organization that attempted to overthrow the regime of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.

Apparently the Telesur students wanted an explanation as to why Jack Duvall was teaching there along with 3 other professors from the ICNC and demanded he be banned from the school.

This caused Al Giordano to ban the students from participating in the school in the future. He also banned anyone from Telesur from perhaps…ever coming to the School for Authentic Journalism ever. If they were to be accepted, they would have to sign an agreement to behave in a manner that Al Giordano would approve of.

Al Giordano:

"I do not plan, at present, to invite any TeleSur employees or correspondents to future schools, not as professors or as students, unless and until they either resign or are fired from TeleSur, or unless and until TeleSur takes affirmative steps to correct the sabotaging behavior of its correspondents at the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism."

The students from Venezuela were protesting that 4 of the professors teaching them were part of an organization, the ICNC, which had trained people to overthrow their government through strikes, mass civil disobedience, seeking high-ranking defectors from the armed forces and through journalism.

Al Giordano’s response to this is that it’s all about Money.

“Among those who received their air travel, room, board and other costs fully subsidized were three current correspondents of the media organization TeleSur, the international TV network that is funded by the governments of Venezuela and other left-leaning countries in the region. A total of $2,300 dollars was spent on air travel for the three of them, funding which they happily accepted to attend the school knowing full well that it in part came from ICNC. A TeleSur intern from Washington DC also attended the school as a student, at the urging of that news organization’s Washington correspondent Reed Lindsay (who himself was unable to attend the school as he is reporting from post-earthquake Haiti).”

What Al Giordano is saying is you accepted the Money from the ICNC so you should do what other people who accept money do. Keep your mouth shut. The money is in effect then a bribe. It’s used to influence behavior. I suspect the students knew nothing about the ICNC and it’s connections to right wing organizations that seek the overthrow of democratically elected governments like the one in Venezuela until they read about it just before coming to the school.

Al Giordano then states that he believes that the Telesur students came to the school for the purpose of disrupting the school intentionally.

One thing that we have always taught at this School – it was the late Gary Webb who first said so at the 2003 School of Authentic Journalism – is that an Authentic Journalist must always be willing to be fired from his or her job (or internship) to do this work well. My own conclusion is that the TeleSur employees at the School behaved as if they had received a sudden pressure from their news organization to disrupt the School’s work, and acted out of fear and panic. Whether or not TeleSur’s chain of command was involved in creating that impression, I do not know. But the fact remains that they behaved that way and admitted as much to me and to others that they felt they had to proceed as they did in order to protect their careers at TeleSur.

In the above paragraph by Al Giordano we see that he is clearly Anti Chavez. He’s attacking the Venezuelan state run media, Telesur. This is in complete compliance with the objectives of the ICNC, who seek to overthrow Chavez as admitted by Jack Duvall who some believe is connected to the CIA and who has served with neo con James Woolsey, former head of the CIA in a truly bizarre organization called “The Arlington Institute”.

In any case, 22 people signed a letter of protest and only one of the signers is from Venezuela.

I am a little surprised that they did not pay attention to the connection between Michael Ledeen and Peter Ackerman. It’s Ackerman’s money that actually funds the School for Authentic Journalism in part. Ackerman and Ledeen are friends and write articles together. It’s much more explosive than any connection between Jack Duvall and James Woolsey, who it is claimed don’t know each other.
One of the particpants at the school, a Jesse Freeston had the following comment:

I’ve never lived under a government that I felt a strong desire to defend from internal threats. I’ve also never been to Venezuela, so won’t comment on the Chavez gov’t. But unlike me, the people organizing that meeting clearly felt like the Chavez government is worth defending. So I am incapable of knowing what it must feel like to be in a room with someone who just admitted to providing help (however indirectly it might have been) to groups trying to overthrow that government. I’m not sure how I would respond, but I imagine I would be motivated to do something, something quick, something rash. Especially when the group in front of me (in this case ICNC) wasn’t exactly forthcoming about the details of their participation, nor very understanding of my concerns (I am referring to the first plenary where the information came up, I was much more satisfied with their detailed responses during the 6-hour marathon meeting).

Maybe if they are looking for investigative journalists they should give me a call. I am looking for a new kind of employment and would be open to any offers. I have a lot of leads, too.

Depression and the American Smile: One Nation Under Sedation

Why are so many members of congress quitting?
Why did America sell weapons to Taiwan?
Why are the Chinese not buying anymore US Treasuries?
Why are other nations not buying US Treasuries?
Why is the US sending ships and missles to the mideast?
Why is Amenijihad declaring Israel is considering an attack on Iran by Spring or Summer?

Is it due to the possibility that the United States is about to enter an economic free fall? And that once U.S. securities are no longer being purchased, the possibility of paying off the debt becomes impossible and the only specific solution to that is to inflate the dollar. Once the dollar is inflated and made worthless, it can be used to pay off debt in a very phoney way. It's the way it's been done for a long time.

Congressman can see that anyone who is in office now will be hated by a public that is furious that the government has given all it's money to the banks and financial gamblers of the "financial industry". And that those "clever" congressman realize that if they ever wanted to reenter politics it would have to be by someone who quit the system.

I think that's Sarah Palin's strategy and Bayh's strategy. They want to come in from the Outside as presidential candidates. It's probably going to be the strategy of more congress people and it's going to make it look like the people who stay in congress are bad and the one's that quit are the good guys. That's a phony dichotomy.

Another aspect of this is that when you have so many "independents" running for president, it makes the incumbent arguably stronger.

The government of the United States has largely dissolved. It's been privatized and the senators and congressman have been privatized. They respond to private, not public interests and that will be the argument these people like Palin and Bayh will use when running for president. It's a phoney argument coming from them.

People lose jobs and the dollar becomes worthless at the same time. Not only is the value of property diminished, but the dolllar used to buy the property is diminished. This situation is a situation in which "outsiders" nuture and grow. But most of the "outsiders" will be fake in the coming election. But fake things are the things Americans are most attracted to. Real things are rejected. Americans don't understand anything or anybody who is "real".

Today people who express emotion are sometimes regarded as "bi-polar" or some other pharmaceutically induced diagnostic term. A person whose expression changes depending on their emotional state is regarded as unstable. They might be in a bad mood one day or for a period of time and then the mood changes and they are smiling. Looking sad, angry, frustrated, later calm, jovial and relaxed is seen as a disturbance.

What is interpreted as being normal or real is the unreal expression of the American Smile. The smile that you get on the face of a Nancy Pelosi and many other smiling Americans who think they always need to look "happy". Nancy has face that has been manicured like a front lawn so much it no longer appears to reflect in any way the disposition of the being whose skull it is pasted over. She always looks bright eyed, agreeable and open. She has no choice

How can a smiling nation that is really in a deep state of depression be controlled?

Depression from a psychological viewpoint has as a key element, unexpressed anger. Unexpressed anger at oneself for the things the self is doing that go against it's values or....the inability to remove oneself from a situation, a feeling of being "trapped".

Anger that is expressed, relieves the immediate depression and it is the escape from depression, whether expressed against oneself or against others. The expression of anger changes the situation immediately. A nation in depression is a nation that is potentially violent against itself or others.

What is depressing an always smiling America? A select, tiny minority of people who insatiable, indulgent, ravenous addiction to wealth is starving the rest. Just like an individual addict, who starves the rest of his or her body for an insatiable momentary period of gratification, the United States has become so addicted to wealth that it is starving itself to the point of self destruction. Addiction and Greed.

How will America deal with Depression?

Through war and drugs. Not a war ON drugs.

China has decided to ally itself with Iran. The United States has decided to send missles to Taiwan. China has decided to stop buying U.S. securities. A battle line potentially destructive to both parties is being developed.

Has the United States decided to back Israel on an attack on Iran? That would be too much for China. It would not accept this very easily. As any nation might wonder, what's next? First Iraq, the Afghanistan now Iran (Among many other smaller nations)

Something very distrubing seems to be going on.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The School of Authentic Journalism

The School of Authentic Journalism is actually the School of the America's for unwitting naive journalists who are seduced into providing information about the activities of events worldwide to Peter Ackerman, Freedom House and a host of right wing organizations and individuals with whom Ackerman is closely asssociated.

The School of Authentic Journalism is supported by Matching Grants from Peter Ackerman’s International Center for Non-Violent “Conflict”. Jack Duvall who will be teaching “students” at the School is a member of the ICNC.

Peter Ackerman is a close associate of Neo-Con Michael Ledeen. They write articles together.

Peter Ackerman is a promoter of "freedom" in the Ukraine and the Orange Revolution. The Orange Revolution was reversed this week.

Ackerman's support in 2004 for Conflict in the Ukraine based on the idea that the 2004 elections were fraudulent helped result in the installation of a capitalist, free market president Viktor Yushchenko. This week voters voted again for Viktor Yanukovych who Peter Ackerman seems to believe stole the election the first time. Did he steal the election the first time?

Jack Duvall who hob-nobs with the likes of CIA directors, neo cons and other people of the far right is a teacher there at the school, promoting and teaching the value of Conflict.

Duvall, who along with Peter Ackerman who has supported the training of Anti Chavez Venezuelans in the “art” of “Non-Violent Conflict” will be teaching young and old journalists on how to create CONFLICT in nations that Freedom House, Narco News and the ICNC feels need more freedom. Nations like the Ukraine. Nations that more often than not have an alliance with perceived antagonists of the United States. Nations like Iran, Cuba and Venezuela.

Iran recently held elections, which the ICNC claims were fraudulent. They claimed the elections in the Ukraine were fraudulent too in 2004 and supported street protests demanding they be nullified. They succeeded. This week the result of their efforts was reversed.

This from the Financial Times of London:

Mr. Ackerman, who is very wealthy from an earlier career as a financier, says he does not accept government money. Questioned by the FT, Freedom House confirmed it had received funding from the State Department for activities in Iran. It declined to give details but said it was not involved in Mr Ackerman’s work in Dubai.
Freedom House also disclosed that it received $100,000 from Mr Ackerman last year and a further $100,000 from his organization.
In a research study, with Mr Ackerman acting as chief adviser, Freedom House sets out its conclusions: “Far more often than is generally understood, the change agent is broad-based, non-violent civic resistance – which employs tactics such as boycotts, mass protests, blockades, strikes and civil disobedience to de-legitimate authoritarian rulers and erode their sources of support, including the loyalty of their armed defenders.”

One typical maneuver of these organizations whether they be NGO’s or “think tanks” is that are now used by the Central Intelligence Agency as fronts and they claim that whenever an election in a foreign country results in a socialist or anti capitalist victor, that the election was fraudulent. They then help organize and support mass protests by the losing minority groups who supported the losing candidate.

So the School of Authentic Journalism is filled with students who are unaware of the associations of it's funders and their intent. Students at The School of Authentic Journalism attend on a scholarship funded by Peter Ackerman. Students like Ansel Herz who writes critically at times about U.S. involvement but in the last entry on his blog states that the Haitian people are putting their hopes in the U.S. military. The U.S. military is receiving 33% of all aid sent to Haiti. So it’s not the taxpayers who are footing the bill, it’s the donors for the presence of some 10,000 troops. And Ansel Herz supports U.S. troops in Haiti by stating that Haitians like the presence of U.S troops, they can trust no one else.

Students are taught the value of supporting U.S. troops in Haiti and revolutions in nations outside the U.S. They are encouraged to offer support to groups within these nations who oppose their leaders whether democratically elected (as in Iran, Venezuela and the Ukraine) or not.

From an interview with award winning author and journalist Eva Golinger

On top of that, some of the same groups or individuals have participated since 2004 in training sessions with other US entities such as the Albert Einstein Institute and the International Centre on Non-Violent Conflict. These are the entities that were responsible for helping to promote, fund and advise the “coloured” revolutions in Eastern Europe [in the] Ukraine, Serbia, Yugoslavia, Georgia. They failed in Belarus and they began working here (Venezuela) in April 2003, first with traditional opposition leaders and then, as in those movements in Eastern Europe, they used young people — students.,

There are articles critical of U.S policy in Venezuela and somewhat supportive of Hugo Chavez in Narco News. But one has to ask why is The School of Authentic Journalism being funded in part by the ICNC which according to Eva Golinger, supports opposition to Chavez.

The answer is that The School of Authentic Journalism is not quite "authentic".

Narco News for example had little to no criticism of Barak Obama position on Honduras. And Narco News had no understanding of how events would play out after the overthrow.

Narco News purports to report on the “drug war in the America’s” but really doesn’t touch on the subject of the various cartels and the headlines that are made in Mexico and Columbia.

Almost all the headlines of the most recent Narco News website are about it’s Peter Ackerman funded school.

If you are looking for information on events in the Americas produced from the School of Authentic Journalism, you are most likely going to find a website and Journalists who are funded and trained by a potpourri of teachers, some of whom like Jack Duvall are believed to be working for intelligence agencies of the United States.

Source watch makes the following claim regarding Jack Duvall, instructor at the School for Authentic Journalism

“Jack DuVall is the president of International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), an organization that has produced what can only be termed propaganda films shown on PBS and on university campuses around the US. Note that ICNC is also a project of Peter Ackerman, a right-wing operator. DuVall and James Woolsey, the former head of the CIA, founded the The Arlington Institute.”

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Big Event is Coming

I think we will see a "Big Event" occur before the 2012 elections. Probably a nuclear event. It could be anything, a bomb, a nuclear plant going haywire, or something else involving radiation or mass poisoning. This event could occur anywhere in the world. It will probably involve the deaths of Americans. No matter who, are what is the cause, it will be blamed on terrorists from the Mid East.

This event would be much larger, I suspect than an airliner or group of airliners going down. It would be centrally located and probably larger in terms of long lasting damage than 911.

The ruling elements of the United States will use the opportunity of this Big Event to further its agenda of complete corporate and military corporate control over domestic and foreign policy.

This seems to be a pattern.

This movement, the final movement toward an autocratic state seems inevitable. It IS where the United States and many other nations are currently moving toward. To speed up and finalize the process for the long term, it needs a triggering event.

A movement toward authoritarian control and a desire for such an event exist side by side. It has wide public support in the USA.

Many people in the United States have adopted a suicidal attitude toward their shared collective life in the USA. It’s institutionalized in religion. That suicidal urge is not being dampened or held in check by competing ideologies to the extent it was previously. Collective sacrifice is being more openly talked about, discussed and debated by the media in the form of God’s plan, or the “end of times”.

It is a physical urge no longer held in check, that seeks resolution. It is a part of American culture. It is an felt urge for self-destruction. It is an anger that seeks expression and is embedded in the American psyche and uses as a cover to disguise itself and it's terrible irrationality, a so called Judeo-Christian “philosophy”.

This anger is an anger turned inward. It is no mistake that Christ "sacrificed himself" for our sins (and we should be like Christ), or that Muslims sometimes beat themselves bloody in religous ritual.

It is no mistake that Islam and Christianity were born from Judaism. Christianity and Islam especially promote the idea of the value of sacrifice of one’s life on Earth for the benefits of the after life.

These religious ideas have become part of the culture of all the cultures that these religions exist in. They are part of the secular culture. They are embedded in the psyche of the people of these cultures whether they believe in religion or not.

And this is a psychic wound on humanity. It is a disturbance. It is a skewed view and it has been forced and cajoled on humanity by its alleged “leaders” throughout history for purposes primarily of control. This is the ultimate “blowback” for centuries of misinformation and historical lies about human nature and our place in the Universe. Our place in the Universe is clearly not central or particularly significant outside of the Planet Earth. Observation shows that we are a part of something that we cannot comprehend. And it appears we are not at all unusual. We wonder if there is other “intelligent” life in the Universe. This is the ultimate expression of human stupidity because simple observation answers that question with an obviousness that cannot be denied.

The Universe is teeming with intelligent life. It is our primitive politically manufactured religions that casts doubt on this. It’s obvious. People who believe in intelligent life outside the Earth are ridiculed by their cultures. It would make "religion" too difficult to explain if the obvious presence of other life forms were allowed to be called, obvious.

This wound, this desire to self-destruct and to deny our observable lack of central importance to the Universe, is an open sore. It seems inevitable now, that this wound, which expresses itself as an urge for death, will soon manifest itself in the form of a nuclear exchange, precipitated by smaller events.

One of these smaller events, I think will occur before the election.

This doesn’t look too good.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Case for Human Slavery: Obama's State of the Union Address


Obama will give his state of the Union Address and no one will notice what it means.

He's going to implement a "spending freeze" on many domestic programs. The military budget and homeland security will not be affected. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are also apparently exempt from freezes at this time. But do these domestic freezes impact in any way Social Security (Lockheed Martin now runs the Social Security Program) Medicare or Medicaid? Heavily sedated American minds would like to know.

So while the publics money has been used to "save the banks" and their property and wealth diminished as a result, the next phase is to stop any increase in government spending on many domestic or public programs.

Will Senators and Congressman have their wages frozen?

This is another phase in the movement and concentration of wealth both public and governmental, into the hands of private industry.

After the domestic spending freeze is announced it will be followed in kind by private industry which will also be freezing wages and programs of it's employees. It's going to be the management style of the "10"s.

The next phase will be the devaluation of the dollar. Perfect!

The dollar is devalued while wages are frozen. That means that a dollar that was once 100 cents is now only worth 50-40- 30- 10
cents. It may cost 17 dollars for a loaf of bread. But since your wages are frozen, you cannot be paid more in inflated dollars.

So instead of printing more dollars, they are going to freeze the dollar and devalue it at the same time.

(Slavery is Freedom)


Which brings me to my next point. What's wrong with human slavery? There's nothing wrong with it if it's done voluntarily. People ought to have the right, the freedom to sell themselves into slavery in order to pay the bills if that's what it takes.

If done judiciously with a privately contracted watch dog committee that would insure the health and well being of human slaves (and penalties against their masters in case of abuse), human slavery could bring the country back from insolvency.

Each person who becomes a human slave does so voluntary or by action of the courts. Criminal activity, especially non-violent white collar or minor drug criminal activity could be punishable by a term of assignment to a "master" in service as a human slave, for example.

A person who voluntary sells their self into slavery in order to meet "financial obligations" would sign a contract with the slave owner which would specify payment to the slave and that any violation by the owner of the contract would result in dissolution of said contract. For example, those violations might be, abuse, not providing proper nourishment, and shelter or not providing health care should that be part of the contract.


Rather than primitive branding, attractive, comfortable stylish and distinctive ankle bracelets could be worn by slaves that would protect them from predators and slave stations could monitor the whereabouts of slaves for their own safety. Health care, life insurance and educational opportunities, much like those found in the military could be provided in the contract between slave and slave owner.

Physicists, accountants, musicians, artists, engineers and janitors who because of poor financial planning have put themselves into debt, could sell themselves competitively into slavery and in the great American tradition of capitalism, sell themselves to the highest bidder and have a contract drawn up by a mutually approved lawyer from one the watch dog committees.

What better person to bring back an enlightened slavery than Barak Obama?

Human slavery may be a cure for the economy and would certainly make America more competitive.

In today's competitive rough and tumble world economy, the only thing we have left of value... is our own lives.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The International Center for Non-Violent Conflict is all about Violence and War


(Peter Ackerman top, Michael Ledeen bottom)

Another associate of the International Center for Non-Violent Conflict responded to my diary pointing out the association of Peter Ackerman founder of the ICNC to Michael Ledeen who is a Neo-Con accused of the Niger Forgeries which led to war with Iraq and many other known forgeries, listed below. Here is the response from a ICNC associate. The ICNC and Peter Ackerman are funders of Narco News.

“Dear Mr. Piddy: Like Stephen Zunes, I've also worked with ICNC, and I'm afraid that Mr. Ackerman writing a single op-ed with someone is zero evidence of any relationship with the co-author beyond the words in the article. If all the scholars and pundits who'd ever co-written op-eds were to be held responsible for the other writings and doings of their co-authors, all of them would eventually be responsible for everything that any of them were doing, which of course is impossible. Zunes actually did a trenchant article on why this kind of logic ("X knows Y who knows Z, so X is responsible for what Z does") doesn't hold water:

Michael Ledeen and Peter Ackerman both share the view that they should involve themselves in creating conflict in other nations based on their view that these nations are not “free”. That’s why they belong to the “Freedom Foundation”.

Here is what Michael Ledeen and Peter Ackerman wrote together in one of their articles called “Change Needs Help from Friends”.

“Freedom-loving people know what we want to see in Beirut, Damascus and Tehran: the central square bursting with citizens demanding an end to tyranny, massive strikes shutting down the national economy, the disintegration of security forces charged with maintaining order, and the consequent departure of the tyrants and the beginnings of a popularly elected government.” (Michael Ledeen and Peter Ackerman)

Iran has a democratically elected government for one. Michael Ledeen and Peter Ackerman of the ICNC seek to destroy it and replace it with another government more to their liking. This is not something that can be accomplished without violence and war. And that has proven already to be an observable truth in Iran where many revolutionary protestors have been jailed, sentenced to death in light of the real violence there that has already occurred. Violence that is inevitable that the ICNC seeks to promote through destablilization.

The ICNC may point to the so called Rose revolution which was funded by George Soros in part and the Orange Revolution. These events were influenced by outside sources who supported groups opposed to the governments in place. On what basis does a foreign source involve itself in the affairs of another country? Usually because it may be profitable to do so. For economic reasons which are covered up in the language of "freedom" and "liberty" by groups like the ICNC.

Michael Ledeen is a person who has an interest in fascism as a form of government. Here are some of his quotes, which are self-descriptive:

On a book he wrote about Mussolini:
"He never had enough confidence in the Italian people to permit them a genuine participation in fascism."

September 4, 2001
“Stability is an unworthy American mission, and a misleading concept to boot. We do not want stability in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and even Saudi Arabia; we want things to change. The real issue is not whether, but how to destabilize.” (Wall Street Journal, 9/4/2002)

March 25, 2003 (Referring to the Iraq War)
“I think the level of casualties is secondary. I mean, it may sound like an odd thing to say, but all the great scholars who have studied American character have come to the conclusion that we are a warlike people and that we love war. What we hate is not casualties but losing. And if the war goes well and if the American public has the conviction that we’re being well-led and that our people are fighting well and that we’re winning, I don’t think casualties are going to be the issue.” [American Enterprise Institute).

Michael Ledeen has lived in Italy and has been responsible for working with SISMI the Italian intelligence agency and promoting propaganda that indicated before the Jimmy Carter defeat by Ronald Reagan that Billy Carter (Jimmy's brother) had accepted bribes that he in fact did not accept. Ledeen attempted to blame the Soviet Union for the attack on the Pope in the 1980’s.

Ledeen is suspected of being the author of the Niger forgeries first published in the Italian magazine Panorama (where he regularly contributed articles), that led the U.S into war with Iraq. All of the above events had their origin in first being published in Italy. They are acts of destablilization.

Ledeen was also involved with Robert McFarlane in the Iran Contra Scandal. Ledeen actually sold TOW missiles to the Israelis who would then sell them to Iran. Iran is the nation Ledeen currently would like to see "regime change" in. Is there a method to his madness?

Iran Contra resulted in War in Nicaragua, many people were killed to remove the Sandinistas and Daniel Ortega from power and bring “Democracy” to Nicaragua. Whoops! Daniel Ortega is currently the democratically elected president of Nicaragua. Narco News reports on the events in Latin America.They have not reported to my knowledge that Michael Ledeen was involved in fighting the Sandanistas.

Michael Ledeen is an unabashed fascist. I don't think anyone can come to any other conclusion. I don't mean fascist in a pejorative sense. I mean he ascribes whooly or in part to fascism as a viable system of government. He can hardly contain himself from saying so. Here is an excerpt from his book on Mussolini.

"Paradoxically, preserving liberty may require the rule of a single leader a dictator willing to use those dreaded 'extraordinary measures, which few know how, or are willing, to employ."

This is Peter Ackerman’s friend.

Where are the articles Peter Ackerman has written with Michael Moore?

Well, he’s not writing articles with Michael Moore. But he did introduce President Bush when Bush spoke at the Freedom House where Ackerman is Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Why would Bush choose to speak at Freedom House and have Peter Ackerman introduce him? There can be only one answer. Freedom house and Peter Ackerman are representative of Bush’s thinking and policies. It's really not that complicated. This isn't guilt by association. It's guilt by colloboration.

The Cato Institute of which Ackerman is on the board of directors, along with Rupert Murdoch is a Libertarian think tank that wishes to privatize social security they receive funding from the Scaife foundation. Richard Scaife promoted the Monica Lewinsky scandal and is virulently anti Hilliary Clinton. So is Narco News, so is Peter Ackerman.

Freedom house and it’s past or current board of directors: Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Otto Reich, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Steve Forbes.

I didn’t see Michael Moore’s name in there. Ralph Feingold isn’t on there either. Neither is Steven Zunes for some reason. How about Chuck Schumer even? Not even John McCain! The Neo-Cons don’t like McCain.

It’s not really funny.

Here is an excellent article by Stephan Gowans that beautifully describes what is actually going on.

Stephan Gowans sums it up perfectly

“Ackerman and Helvey’s new type of mercenary are practioners of what the CIA used to call destabilization. To escape the taint of its CIA past, destabilization has been rebranded. It’s now called nonviolent resistance (NVR), shrewdly drawing upon the reputation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent struggles for black civil rights in the 1960s. But where King sought to bring about change within the system, and in the United States, NVR is strictly a foreign affair, seeking to overturn governments abroad that operate outside the system of U.S. imperial domination.”

The conclusion I come to is that the ICNC is a ruse. Like the Freedom Foundation, where Ackerman was a chairperson, and the AEI, these alleged “foundations” seek to undermine other nations in the same way that the CIA has long since undermined other nations. As Markos Moulitsas once blurted, “by killing labor leaders” and by bribing labor leaders to strike, providing propaganda materials, paying off generals to revolt and assassinating world leaders like Allende in Chile. Assassination is not something the ICNC advocates. But it ican often be the inevitable result of interference with other nations internal affairs

It's not to say that everyone in ICNC is a secret agent. Quite the contrary. Many have bonafide leftist credentials. What's happened is they have been seduced by a purposely vague, amorphous hidden ideology which they cannot comphrehend whose objectives are masked by verbally progressive language.

They just aren't real smart people. How many awards or degress a person holds is never a measure of intelligence. Intelligence is exhibited by any organism that acts in a way that is beneficial to it's survival. That almost always requires seeking a stable atmosphere in their environment. Destablilizing other nations is utterly stupid and always results in a contradiction of the alleged stated objective. That's why Michael Ledeen who once sold missles to Iran now wants to destroy their government and why Daniel Ortega is president of Nicaragua. All these actions by Ledeen resulted in 0 benefit to him or his imagined political ideals.

There is, simply put, a kind of mass mental illness in America. It's not new, but it's expressing itself very strongly in these times. Zunes rebuttal to Gowans article is absurd. The proof is exemplified in the actions of people like president Obama who seduced so many "progressives" people into thinking he was liberal, anti-war, anti corporate and protective of the enviornment. He's the prime example of whats being done.

Only now, the CIA works through them and they call themselves “non-violent” centers of CONFLICT. The world CONFLICT almost gets lost. They are creating CONFLICT, destabilization. That means they are ruining people lives in order to remove those people as well as totally innocent people on the periphery. And why are they doing this?

In addition to being very dumb people, they are also very confused people. Typically these people come from suburban or rural backgrounds where their wealth further isolates them from the general population. Then, they attend prestigious Universities which educate them into thinking they are some how “special and privileged”. They are “educated”.

Most of “THEM”…the rest of the world who have to work for a living, the unfortunates, are not “educated” enough or intelligent enough to have amassed private wealth and the "freedom" private wealth affords.

Ackerman formerly worked for Goldman Sachs and his superior intelligence allowed him to amass private wealth and afforded him time to delve into his hobby, "world affairs". I guess he didn't want to become a piano player.

And thus begins the Neo-con never ending circular journey into an unfeeling world of utter confusion, arrogance, intolerance and blatant stupidity all justified by their imagined social standing which exists through an imposed sheer brute force.

They impose their conception of the world on everyone else and attempt to keep the public "down". America has been keeping other nations "down", keeping them from economic independence and being able to resist American influence for decades. Now it's turning more of it's attention toward itself.
There should be an analysis of Narco News and it’s articles. Al Giordano of Narco News is a proponent of this kind of so called community organizing that the ICNC and Michael Ledeen advocate, where gringo’s run around in Latin America and try to help communities overcome the oppression imposed upon them by other gringo’s.

The only problem is, it’s the same gringo. And what the gringo needs to do, is mind his own gringo business. It’s what the Conquistador’s did who were followed by the clergy. The conquistadors would rape, pillage and infect. The priests would come after them offering salvation in exchange for slavery in all it’s forms. They would protect the slaves from the Conquistadors in exchange for building churches, service and sex.

What’s interesting about Narco News is Al Giordano never criticizes Barack Obama. There is no criticism of Obama for what happened in Honduras that I have seen on Narco News.

Obama is currently being hailed by the Neo-Cons as the new War President. William Kristol is delighted, Ken Adelman actually voted for him. Adelman knew what he was getting. So did I.

Many members of right wing groups who were anti- Clinton like the AEI and Scaife groups are actually supportive of Obama as he continues the policies of George Bush. Ken Adelman for example supported Obama who promised as a candidate to expand the war in Afghanistan.

So what we have is a kind of velvet revolution in America. Where right wing groups pose or fund other groups posing in the language of the left to go about seducing listless and sometimes well meaning people on the left by creating appropriate behavioral language that signifiies inclusion, safety and the security of sharing a kind of social like mindedness that seems to embrace the values of the left in terms especially of equality. But it isn't equality, it's freedom. Freedom for corporations that offers the illusion of trickle down freedom for the lower forms. Equality is an imposition of the government. As Neo cons we want less government, more freedom.

And what we get is a Barack Obama who many Neo-Cons voted for. He's got the left eating out of his hand. And what's in his hand has been put there by the likes of Peter Ackerman.

This is really twisted. AEI, ICNC, Freedom House, Scaife have discovered how to manipulate people on a mass scale.

And it's working.

Just ask Steve Zunes.”

Let me respond by saying the following:

Mr Ackerman has written at least 2 articles with Michael Ledeen, not one. Here’s the second.

Here Mr. Ledeen calls Mr. Ackerman his friend.

“My friend Peter Ackerman will delight in these pictures; he has long been an advocate of non-violent revolution. As I have.” Michael Ledeen

Michael Ledeen refers to his friend Peter Ackerman often as illustrated in this comment for the American Enterprise Institute

“As Peter Ackerman reminds me, just because the opposition isn’t using guns, the confrontation is not less conflictual. The goal is to bring down the regime and that will take discipline, courage, and very large numbers.” Michael Ledeen

Michael Ledeen and Peter Ackerman are friends and they have a common political point of view. That is why they write articles together, refer to themselves as friends and appear on the same boards together.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The School of Authentic Journalism: AEI/CIA Connections at NARCO NEWS

(What has happened at Narco News is happening everywhere to organizations purporting to represent the left. They are being absorbed by the right. President Obama will announce a troop increase. Many people feel deceived by this. The following is an partial example of how these deceptions occur.)

Peter Ackerman has written political articles with Michael Ledeen a neo-con (American Enterprise Institute AEI) and associate of many members of PNAC. PNAC is the Project for a New American Century. PNAC is the neo-con plan for American world dominance. Peter Ackerman is the founder and funder of a group (ICNC) that funds Narco News and it's School of Authentic Journalism. Michael Ledeen is a neo- con who has been accused of creating the Niger Forgeries that helped lead to war with Iraq on phony WMD issues. Al Giordano wrote a response to a diary on Narco News and it’s involvement with Jack Duvall and Peter Ackerman who have both been board members with former CIA chief and PNAC spokesman James Woolsey at Freedom House and The Arlington Insitute:

Giordano: “The suggestion that contributions to our work (and especially one that is matched by hundreds of small donors that support authentic journalism) would in any way change what we do is absurd and the writer hasn't offered a shred of evidence anyway.”

Well here's a shred.

Jack Duvall's photo is 8th from the bottom on the Narco News website. It turns out that [Jack Duvall, a producer] is a instructor of Narco News Journalists (though he has never been identified anywhere as "journalist") with their school, The School of Authentic Journalism, which Peter Ackerman and Jack Duvall fund with funds from the International Center for Non Violent Conflict which seeks to overthrow the sometimes democratically elected leadership of nations as varied as Venezuela, Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. Peter Ackerman is also a board member of the ICNC. He has written articles with Michael Ledeen a PNAC member. One of those articles is called “Say you want a Revolution” From Anti War, Justin Raimondo
“Say You Want a Revolution,” is the title of a piece by neoconservative Michael “Faster Please” Ledeen, a tireless advocate of the U.S. waging endless wars of “liberation,” and Peter Ackerman, chairman of the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC). Its theme: more U.S. tax dollars to fund “revolutionaries” in a new model of “regime change” – as in Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan."
Here the ICNC outlines it’s purpose from it’s website:
The ICNC develops and encourages the use of civilian-based, nonmilitary strategies to establish and defend democracy provides assistance in the training and deployment of field advisors , to deepen the conceptual knowledge and practical skills of applying nonviolent strategies in conflicts throughout the world where progress toward democracy and human rights is possible."
The School for Authentic Journalism sends it’s investigative reporters out to the “field” to report. Jack Duvall is on the Board of The Arlington Institute. Ex CIA director James Woolsey has also been a member of the Arlington Institute which is described by Source Watch:
Jack DuVall is the president of International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), an organization that has produced what can only be termed propaganda films shown on PBS and on university campuses around the US. Note that ICNC is also a project of Peter Ackerman, a right-wing operator. DuVall and James Woolsey, the former head of the CIA, founded the The Arlington Institute.
The Arlington Institutes clients are all 4 branches of the military among others. They try to predict the future. Their presentation on video impressed me as unbearably goofy and an attempt to quantify and justify superstition using big words with authoritative voicing. It was in effect really stupid, bordering on silly. These people are pretentious and very dumb, calling themselves futurists.

The CIA is an organization of very backward people who are bereft of any real intelligence and it is not surprising to see an organization like this associated with them. It's another spin off on "Men Who Stare at Goats".

Duvall has been active in the overthrow of Chavez in Venezuela.
However, Duvall does admit in his letter that in March 2005 the ICNC “gave support to the [Albert] Einstein Institute for a workshop it conducted on nonviolent action for Venezuelans, [which was] held in Boston”.
Narco News recently awarded 24 scholarships to up and coming journalists and “communicators” where they receive “training “ in investigative reporting, “documentary film-making, viral video production, use of new media technologies, photojournalism, safety when reporting in conflict zones, use of the Freedom of Information Act to make government documents public, how to write a news story, how to use a cell phone camera, making effective media criticism and other work skills. “documentary film-making, viral video production, use of new media technologies, photojournalism, safety when reporting in conflict zones, use of the Freedom of Information Act to make government documents public, how to write a news story, how to use a cell phone camera, making effective media” critsicism”

So we have a right wing organization involved in the overthrow of some democratically elected governments (Venezuela) funding and providing instructors to what is considered a left wing reporting service, Narco News.

It would appear that Narco News is a compromised news source. Certainly the people who make it up are not all from the CIA. But it would appear that they have been infiltrated, compromised, seduced and altered by the presence of the ICNC with Peter Ackerman and Jack Duvall and their PNAC, CIA associations.

I would urge the Narco News 'students" to investigate themselves. Investigate what is really going on and how some of them may be used in the future to gather information from the field for those people associated with PNAC and or the CIA.

The CIA is well known for this kind of work. Jack Duvall will personally instruct the students of journalism. He will get to know them. Perhaps the students will trust him. One day, and that day may never come, or it may soon come. Jack Duvall may call his former students in the field to look into something or provide first hand information as to events in a particular country. He may provide them with information that will lead them to report a story that favors the political point of view of Jack Duvall, Peter Ackerman and PNAC spokesperson, former CIA director, James Woolsey.

Something that the Arlington Institute would approve of.

Many of the people at Narco News I'm sure are sincere. But they have certainly been infiltrated and have or will be used by people asssociated with Jack Duvall and Peter Ackerman. Those people are members of PNAC or may be in the CIA.
The big question is of course why does Al Giordano accept Jack Duvall as a contributor and "instructor".

Perhaps the people at Narco News are just as confused as the general population as to what's going on.

The purpose historically of world leadership and organizations like the CIA is to keep the populace confused, off balance and uninformed.

PNAC and the CIA like it that way.