Monday, October 13
Wall Street Bailout and "Continuity of Goverment" Martial Law Preparations
Wednesday, October 8
Bush Assumes Dictatorial Powers Via Two Presidential Directives
Though author and journalist Dr. James Corsi provided in 2007 the disturbing commentary below on two secretive Homeland Security Presidential Directors (HSPDs) on C-SPAN, I missed his interpretation of how Bush now can designate himself dictator whenever he so construes a civil disturbance as threatening national security.
With the impending implosion of the economy arguably qualifying for such an event, combined with the recent recall from Iraq of the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team deployed 1 October 2008 in the US "to help with 'civil unrest' and crowd control'" at home, we certainly well on our way toward imposition of martial law.
Below is the YouTube.com narrative that accompanies Corsi's taped C-SPAN commentary.
Bush signs unconstitutional "power grab" presidential directives NSPD51 and HSPD20, giving him full-dictatorial powers in the event of a loosely defined "catastrophic emergency."
The directives define "catastrophic emergency" as "any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government function."
It also states, "The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government." In other words, the president gave himself the sole power and duty to interpret the constitution anyway he chooses, and neither Congress nor the public shall be allowed to debate or disagree on such matters.
Right now, the only thing standing between the United States' Constitutional Republic and Bush/Cheney's apparent desire to rule with an iron fist is a lesser event than that of 9/11
Naomi Wolf: "The Coup Has Happened"--Now What?
The emotionally strength and honesty of bestselling author Naomi Wolf makes her certain that a coup has occurred in America.
Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, she argues, George Bush and Dick Cheney, using secret laws embedded in unrelated reams of bills and secret signing statements, have appropriated dictatorial powers comparable to those commandeered by Adolph Hitler following the 1933 Reichstag Fire, a watershed event in modern Germany history that recent forensic evidence indicates was Nazi-staged terrorism.
In her 2007 book The End of America (see Fox News interview with Bill O'Reilly stand-in), Wolfs describes ten political patterns that precede a dictatorship; she is convinced since 9/11 America has manifested all of them.
Many Americans who encountered her incendiary prose were convinced she knew of what she spoke. Now fearful, the readers would regularly ask her "What do we do now?". She answers the question in her latest book Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries.
In the interview below, taped 4 October 2008 at KEXP 90.3 FM in Seattle, Wolf cobbles together some of the evidence thematically linking her last two books on Americanized fascism; some who risk hearing her allegations will feel the urge to flip on CNN or Fox News for the current batch of White House hopefuls to reassure them "everything is just fine."
But viewers who are less faint of heart and reality-based have had eight years to prepare them for her truth. They may even find her to be prescient as she lays out concrete steps Bush and Cheney have taken to avoid a peaceful transfer of executive power if next month's presidential elections isn't to their liking.
How else can treasonous felons such as these avoid arrest and a federal trial?
Related: On 11 October 2007, Wolf gave this 48-minute lecture on her book The End of America at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.
Wolf offers below some provocative commentary on GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin--and not John McCain--as "the muse of the coming police state."
I realized early on with horror what I was seeing in Governor Palin: the continuation of the Rove-Cheney cabal, but this time without restraints. I heard her echo Bush 2000 soundbites ("the heart of America is on display") and realized Bush's speechwriters were writing her -- not McCain's -- speeches. I heard her tell George Bush's lies -- not McCain's -- to the American people, linking 9/11 to Iraq. I heard her make fun of Barack Obama for wanting to prevent the torture of prisoners -- this is Rove-Cheney's enthusiastic S and M, not McCain's, who, though he shamefully colluded in the 2006 Military Tribunals Act, is also a former prisoner of war and wrote an eloquent Newsweek piece in 2005 opposing torture. I saw that she was even styled by the same skillful stylist (neutral lipstick, matte makeup, dark colors) who turned Katharine Harris from a mall rat into a stateswoman and who styles all the women in the Bush orbit -- but who does not bother to style Cindy McCain.... (read more)
Tuesday, October 7
"Partners in Crime": About that $850 Billion Bailout...
So, the bailout isn't $750 billion; Rep. Dennis Kucinich now tells us the final tally will ring up closer to $850 billion. I take that thought with me into sleep.
I snap awake at 4 A.M. this morning.
In the stillness my receptive mind hears the quiet message: "Enter the internet search terms 'confessions of a mortgage'." So I fire up the laptop and do so.
The results? Altavista.com: 11,000 hits. YahooSearch.com: 11,000 hits Google.com (with Firefox): 4800 hits. Dogpile.com doesn't provide its number of hits.
The post-9/11 propagandists' spell at Fox News and CNN is broken.
Among the hits are reiterations of such titles as "Confessions of a Mortgage Stalker" (Boston Globe, 14 October 2007), "Confessions of a Mortgage Salesman" (LA Times blogs, 16 February 2008) and "Confessions of an Ex-Mortgage Lender" (Business Week, 20 September 2006). Though a business promotion, "Confessions of a Mortgage Industry Professional, ("Part 2," Loan Safe Solutions, 23 October 2007) informs readers their builder more than likely was "in on the scam."
All seem to employ the bourgeoisie capitalist's chief religious tenet of asking our forgiveness by having us buy their account of first-hand involvement in the mortgage's industry's financial chicanery. Their apparent inspiration is the more thoughtfully somber repentance recently evidenced in former former World Bank economist John Perkins's bestselling book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.
But mortgage professionals and G8 central bankers have the same hustle: World-class bankers run world class economic scams on naive rubes who make them very wealthy while "the media" snoozes at the switch.
Among the myriad heart-rending stories of lost families homes and innocence is this Amazon.com blurb from the 2005 book Kickback: Confessions of Mortgage Salesman by former senior bank loan officer Ted Janusz.
I confess. I stole thousands of dollars. Maybe even thousands of your dollars. Oh, I was never tried and put in prison for it. What I did was perfectly legal. And it is done every day in professional-looking offices all across the country. But let me explain. I was a mortgage loan officer. (Actually, a senior loan officer.) You'd know my mortgage company.... I no longer am in the mortgage business [but still trying to get your money by writing this book]. By your reading this book, it is my hope that you can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your next mortgage or refinance transaction. I hope, by this book, to pay back at least some of the money I stole. [Sound of badly muffled laughter.]Unless your IQ is lower than the setting on the central air and heat thermostat that adorned your living room wall in that house your mortgage lender just repossessed, you must be more than mildly piqued by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's February 2008 Washington Post op-ed column (“Predatory Lenders’ Partner in Crime”) .
Let me save you from the suspense by giving away the identity of who Spitzer says is the mortgage industry's crime partner: "the Bush adminstration".
Though arrested for consorting with a prostitute in DC the day after the Post published his column, let's also remember as intelligent Americans that Spitzer's was "the only voice against the Bush administration's planned bail out of Wall Street with billions and billions of taxpayer dollars" (Steve G. Brant, Huffington Post, 16 March 2008).
Though it may later climb in the rankings, Spitzer's Post piece currently sits at #25 in Project Censored's 2009 installment of annual "Top 25" list of news stories either marginalized--or completely ignored--by mainstream American media.
If Spitzer's allegations have merit (and of course they do), then the media's failure to notice them makes the "news industry" complicit in the Bush administration's crime. And the 110th Democrat-controlled U.S. Congress? The one voters empowered in 2006 for a change from the same old GOP fascism?
Wearing their most polished masks of studious concern, they joined their cross-aisle colleages to approve a $700 billion transfer welfare payment from U.S. Treasury to the Bush-Cheney White House's Wall Street backers who made the past eight years a textbook study of global looting and pillage conducted in full view of the rubes.
You'll be able to read that batch of book-length confessionals certainly to emerge after the 2008 election. But who can possibly be buying all this, any how?