It is still fashionable in the American media to deride 'conspiracies' with a blanket if illogical and uninformed smear. Conspiracies are, in fact, how things get done in either crime or commerce. Lately, there is little difference. When just one percent of the U.S. population owns more than the rest of us combined, we are expected to believe that this is the result of merit and commerce.
But if we should cite the evidence that argues persuasively that this outcome is the result of a conspiracy of right wing politicians and the venal elites who bankroll them we are reviled and/or ridiculed. That's understandable!
We should expect this pack of lies of anyone caught with a hand in the sugar bowl, benefiting financially for having hijacked the apparatus of government for purely venal and/or commercial benefit.
Conspiracies are how things get done. If legal, they are called 'corporations'. If not, they are criminal conspiracies and there is huge body of case law that proves how utterly stupid is the meme: "conspiracies don't exist!" Tell it to the judge!
Very little is accomplished by anyone working alone, be it a 'lone gun man' in Dealy Plaza' or even Dick Cheney wishing to gain control of the oil fields of Iraq. The Dick, as you may recall, required a conspiracy, his 'Energy Task Force'
Like Hitler with Thyssen, Krupp, I.G. Farben et al, the Dick met with his co-conspirators, his 'Energy Task Force', just prior to 911. They met to carve up the oil fields of Iraq amongst them just as Hitler had coveted the coal in Poland.
We are expected to believe the official cover story that the subsequent 911 attacks were merely coincidental though they provided the essential pretext to attack and invade Iraq. We are expected to fall into line and goosestep. We are expected to just shut up and believe the corporate media.
though most of them probably are;
else ~ why keep them secret?
Why the campaign to convince you
that they do not exist?
If a conspiracy is legal,
it's called a corporation.
For awhile, Enron found that 'corporate person-hood' was the perfect cover. Like the Twin Towers later, Enron crashed as a result of its conspiratorial schemes which included putting the screws to California.
Conspiracy theorists on the high court have provided rich theorists and criminals yet another layer of cover: corporate person-hood! The robed conspiracy theorists have have said corporations are people! But if should you call those five idiots who, in fact, conspired to subvert the U.S. Constitution by the term 'conspirators', you will be denounced as a nut job!
is proof that
we live in absurd, Kafkaesque times.
The SCOTUS decision makes 'corporations' people! Now any rag tag collection of crooks, ne'er-do-wells and/or robber barons can send money to the Secretary State in Delaware and receive in return a nice binder with impressive documents in it along with a genuine Delaware corporate seal!
A few quotes on Corporations and People:
Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist: "Asking a corporation to be socially responsible makes no more sense than asking a building to be."Howard Zinn, Historian: "Fascism rose in Europe with the help of enormous corporations."
Mary Zepernick, Coordinator, POCLAD: "It has been said, 'Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property and corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person."
Robert Weissman, Editor, Multinational Monitor: "It is never easy choosing the 10 Worst Corporations of the Year ~ there are always more deserving nominees than we can possibly recognize."
Michael Walker, President, Fraser Institute: "Sweatshops like Nike's factories help the world's poor get ‘plump and healthy'."
Michael Moore, Filmmaker: "The problem is the profit motive: for corporations, there's no such thing as 'enough'."
Ira Jackson, Director, Kennedy School at Harvard: "The problem is that capitalism is amoral."
"The corporation is the prototypical psychopath." ~ Dr. Robert Hare, Psychologist:
Thereafter, you ~ too ~ will be a real person! The Delaware Secretary of State has made it so! Now, I ask you, who is nuts? At one time, this cost about $5o and there were numerous 'registered agents' who would handle all the paper work for you.
The government often cites the specter of 'organized crime' in order to rally voters to a 'right wing' cause like 'law and order', a big issue in the 1960s. What is organized crime if not a conspiracy? In order to believe in the specter of 'organized crime', we must believe that 'conspiracies exist'. Either they exist or they do not! Either organized crime is real or it is not! Which is it? I despair that the idiots who run our government will ever make up their mind.
as St Thomas More said
of the court of King Henry VIII,
a 'conspiracy of rich men".
These 'rich men', this mere one percent of the total population, will exploit whatever 'threat' is convenient to keep the people uninformed, enslaved and/or pacified. The perceived 'threats' are many and, over the years, the 'threats' have included hippies, black people, rock n' roll, crime syndicates, etc. But, most recently, the 'conspiracy of rich men' we call the government has hit the bonanza: terrorism.
Yes most of it was this obviously ridiculous
especially considering that THIS (below) was an even greater reality!
Organized crime was a favorite 'boogie man' back in the 30s, 40s and 50s. After all, Al Capone was selling booze and screwing whores. But what are 'crime syndicates' if not conspiracies? Again ~ the government will have it both ways if it can get away with it.
Having spent several decades scaring the pants off the popular by raising the specter of a 'conspiracy' ~ organized crimes ~ the government now expects us to believe that conspiracies do not exist.
when is it lying?
It is clear that the government
will tell you anything that is expedient!
The right wing establishment are themselves conspiracy theorists when it is useful but not otherwise. 911 is a case in point. The official theory of 19 Arab Hijackers is a conspiracy theory favored by the Bush administration though there is absolutely no admissible evidence to support it. It is 'Orwellian' that anyone proposing any 'other' conspiracy theory is labeled a 'conspiracy theorist' and reviled or called other names.
The government will turn a blind-eye to the fact that it is, itself, a conspiracy and not always a legal one. It was Ronald Reagan who sold arms to Iran illegally and committed treason in the process. He did not do this on his own. It was a conspiracy supported by the CIA, itself a permanent and institutionalized conspiracy.
Iran, at the time, had been officially declared an enemy of the United States, a sponsor of world wide terrorism. Nevertheless, a 'conspiracy of rich men' would by way of its surrogate ~ the CIA ~ funneled proceeds of arms to Iran, a declared enemy, to the so-called Contras in Nicaragua. There is a title for a conspiracy of this type: traitors guilty of high treason:
The Iran/contra investigation will not end the kind of abuse of power that it addressed any more than the Watergate investigation did.No one ever called the Senior Bush a 'conspiracy theorist' though he was a conspirator! But worse, he was a 'traitor' and so was Ronald Reagan.
The criminality in both affairs did not arise primarily out of ordinary venality or greed, although some of those charged were driven by both.
Instead, the crimes committed in Iran/contra were motivated by the desire of persons in high office to pursue controversial policies and goals even when the pursuit of those policies and goals was inhibited or restricted by executive orders, statutes or the constitutional system of checks and balances.
The tone in Iran/contra was set by President Reagan. He directed that the contras be supported, despite a ban on contra aid imposed on him by Congress. And he was willing to trade arms to Iran for the release of Americans held hostage in the Middle East, even if doing so was contrary to the nation's stated policy and possibly in violation of the law.
The lesson of Iran/contra is that if our system of government is to function properly, the branches of government must deal with one another honestly and cooperatively. When disputes arise between the Executive and Legislative branches, as they surely will, the laws that emerge from such disputes must be obeyed.
When a President, even with good motive and intent, chooses to skirt the laws or to circumvent them, it is incumbent upon his subordinates to resist, not join in.
Their oath and fealty are to the Constitution and the rule of law, not to the man temporarily occupying the Oval Office. Congress has the duty and the power under our system of checks and balances to ensure that the President and his Cabinet officers are faithful to their oaths. ~ Lawrence Walsh, Special Prosecutor, Concluding Observations, FINAL REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL FOR IRAN/CONTRA MATTERS
and confronting "the conspiracy of rich men."
"I can perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of the commonwealth." ~ Sir Thomas More (1478 ~ 1535), Utopia, Of the Religions in Utopia
Conspiracies exist! OK?
Last time I checked the Cornell University Law Library and FINDLAW, I found hundreds if not thousands of court decisions, having to do with conspiracies large and small, of one sort or another.
If conspiracies do not exist, I would urge that someone, anyone please send a memo to that effect to the Supreme Court. Tell them to stop handing down decisions having to do with 'conspiracies'. Do that! Then get back with me!
In his 'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich', William Shirer described a 'conspiracy of rich men'! A record of this conspiracy of Hitler survives. It includes corporate/business supporters, his financiers, his minions.
Like Dick Cheney's 'Energy Task Force' with respect to Iraq, Hitler's gang was a conspiracy to invade the nations of Europe, steal their resources and divide up the booty.
Goebbels was jubilant. "Now it will be easy," he wrote in his diary on February 3, "to carry on the fight, for we can call on all the resources of the State. Radio and press are at our disposal. We shall stage a masterpiece of propaganda. And this time, naturally, there is no lack of money."(2)We are fortunate that no one 'informed' informed Shirer that conspiracies do not exist before he bothered unearthing the mountain of Nazi documents that prove the meeting, that prove the Nazi conspiracy to wage war and genocide for the benefit of global corporations that participated.
The big businessmen, pleased with the new government that was going to put the organized workers in their place and leave management to run its business as it wished, were asked to cough up. This they agreed to do at a meeting on February 20 at Goering's Reichstag President's Palace, at which Dr. Schacht acted as host and Goering and Hitler laid down the line to a couple of dozen of Germany's leading magnates, including Krupp von Bohlen, who had become an enthusiastic Nazi overnight, Bosch and Schnitzler of I. G. Farben, and Voegler, head of the United Steel Works.
The record of this secret meeting has been preserved.Hitler began a long speech with a sop to the industrialists. "Private enterprise," he said, "cannot be maintained in the age of democracy; it is conceivable only if the people have a sound idea of authority and personality . . . All the worldly goods we possess we owe to the struggle of the chosen . . . We must not forget that all the benefits of culture must be introduced more or less with an iron fist."
He promised the businessmen that he would "eliminate" the Marxists and restore the Wehrmacht (the latter was of special interest to such industries as Krupp, United Steel and I. G. Farben, which stood to gain the most from rearmament).
"Now we stand before the last election," Hitler concluded, and he promised his listeners that "regardless of the outcome, there will be no retreat." If he did not win, he would stay in power "by other means . . . with other weapons."
Goering, talking more to the immediate point, stressed the necessity of "financial sacrifices" which "surely would be much easier for industry to bear if it realized that the election of March fifth will surely be the last one for the next ten years, probably even for the next hundred years."
All this was made clear enough to the assembled industrialists and they responded with enthusiasm to the promise of the end of the infernal elections, of democracy and disarmament. Krupp, the munitions king, who, according to Thyssen, had urged Hindenburg on January 29 not to appoint Hitler, jumped up and expressed to the Chancellor the "gratitude" of the businessmen "for having given us such a clear picture."
Dr. Schacht then passed the hat. "I collected three million marks," he recalled at Nuremberg.(3) ~ William Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, The Nazification of Germany: 1933–34
This meeting of 'industrialists' took place just as surely as did the meeting of Dick Cheney's 'Energy Task Force' in which the oil fields of the the Middle East, Iraq in particular, were 'divvied' up among the conspirators. The results were published in a 'National Energy Policy' report in May 2001 [PDF], several months before 911 would give them the pretext to make the report come true.
Another example is Heinrich Heydrich's infamous conspiracy was Heinrich Heydrich's meeting at Wannsee, attended by Nazi bureaucrats, and corporate kiss ups. Over a civilized lunch, this 'conspiracy of rich men' planned the extermination of the Jews of Europe.
... within a few months after the meeting, the first gas chambers were installed in some of the extermination camps in Poland. These six camps, Belzec, Birkenau, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor, and Treblinka were in operation in Poland.
Responsibility for the entire project was placed in the hands of Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer-SS, and head of the Gestapo and the Waffen-SS.
The Wannsee Conference did not mark the beginning of the "Final Solution." The mobile killing squads were already slaughtering Jews in the occupied Soviet Union. Rather, the Wannsee Conference was the place where the "final solution" was formally revealed to non-Nazi leaders who would help arrange for Jews to be transported from all over German-occupied Europe to SS-operated "extermination" camps in Poland.
Not one of the men present at Wannsee objected to the announced policy. Never before had a modern state committed itself to the murder of an entire people. ~ the Wannsee Conference, Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team
This is ironic as the high court itself has deteriorated, devolved;
they are, themselves, of late, a conspiracy of right wing extremists in service to just one percent of the population, the ruling one percent which, in fact, owns more than the rest of us combined. SCOTUS is owned!Kagan's appointment was the last straw to complete ownership by primarily the Zionists.
Another tool of the ruling elite is the CIA, an acronym forever linked by time and space to the name George Bush Sr. Like Dan Quayle, Bush Sr was expert at saying nothing while moving his lips. The opposite of ventriloquism. In his presence, one was in danger of death by boredom! Nevertheless, he is a Bonesman, the son of a traitor, a CIA 'operative'.
As Caesar said of Cassius, he had 'a lean and hungry look'!
A body of leads has been assembled which suggests that George Bush may have been associated with the CIA at some time before the autumn of 1963. According to Joseph McBride of The Nation, “a source with close connections to the intelligence community confirms that Bush started working for the agency in 1960 or 1961, using his oil business as a cover for clandestine activities.” 1The assassination of JFK is clearly a textbook example of the The Modus Operandi of the CIA. In this source insider Ralph McGehee, chronicles the work he performed for the CIA from 1952 through 1977.
By the time of the Kennedy assassination, we have an official FBI document which refers to “Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency,” and despite official disclaimers there is every reason to think that this is indeed the man in the White House today.
The mystery of George Bush as a possible covert operator hinges on four points, each one of which represents one of the great political and espionage scandals of postwar American history. These four cardinal points are:
1. The abortive Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, launched on April 16-17, 1961, prepared with the assistance of the CIA’s “Miami Station” (also known under the code name JM/WAVE). After the failure of the amphibious landings of Brigade 2506, Miami station, under the leadership of Theodore Shackley, became the focus for Operation Mongoose, a series of covert operations directed against Castro, Cuba, and possibly other targets.
2. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, and the cover-up of those responsible for this crime.
The Watergate scandal, beginning with an April, 1971 visit to Miami, Florida by E. Howard Hunt on the tenth anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion to recruit operatives for the White House Special Investigations Unit (the “Plumbers” and later Watergate burglars) from among Cuban-American Bay of Pigs veterans.
3. The Iran-contra affair, which became a public scandal during October-November 1986, several of whose central figures, such as Felix Rodriguez, were also veterans of the Bay of Pigs.
George Bush’s role in both Watergate and the October surprise/Iran-contra complex will be treated in detail at later points in this book. Right now it is important to see that thirty years of covert operations, in many respects, form a single continuous whole. This is especially true in regard to the dramatis personae. Georgie Anne Geyer points to the obvious in a recent book: “…an entire new Cuban cadre now emerged from the Bay of Pigs.
4. The names Howard Hunt, Bernard Barker, Rolando Martinez, Felix Rodriguez and Eugenio Martinez would, in the next quarter century, pop up, often decisively, over and over again in the most dangerous American foreign policy crises.
There were Cubans flying missions for the CIA in the Congo and even for the Portuguese in Africa;
Cubans were the burglars of Watergate;
Cubans played key roles in Nicaragua, in Irangate, in the American move into the Persian Gulf.” 2
Felix Rodriguez tells us that he was infiltrated into Cuba with the other members of the “Grey Team” in conjunction with the Bay of Pigs landings; this is the same man we will find directing the contra supply effort in central American during the 1980’s, working under the direct supervision of Don Gregg and George Bush. 3
Theodore Shackley, the JM/WAVE station chief, will later show up in Bush’s 1979-80 presidential campaign. ~ Webster Tarpley, , George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography, Chapter 8b ~ The Bay of Pigs and The Kennedy Assassination
Another book ~ -Deadly Deceits ~ is sub-titled: My 25 years in the CIA (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1983). In this source is compiled a computer data base of CIA activities. Persons interested may write to him at: 422 Arkansas Ave., Herndon, VA 22070. ( http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/CIA/CIA_SOP.html .)
“It is essential to provide background on the scope and nature of its worldwide operations. Between 1961 and 1975 the Agency conducted 900 major or sensitive operations, and thousands of lesser covert actions.
The majority of its operations were propaganda, election or paramilitary. Countries of major concern, such as Indonesia in the early 1960s, were usually subjected to the CIA's most concerted attention. Critics of the CIA have aptly described the mainstays of such attention:
"discrediting political groups... by forged documents that may be attributed to them. . . ." faking "communist weapon shipments,'' capturing communist documents and then inserting forgeries prepared by the Agency's Technical Services Division. ~ Ralph McGeheeAmericans may be less informed about the CIA than residents of almost every other country. Americans are routinely, deliberately kept in the dark and lied to by a 'mainstream' media that often seems complicit. The MSM dare not tell the truth about the CIA. It is the rare media outlet that will risk alienating its advertising base. See: Steve Kangas: The Origins of the Overclass.
"Often seems complicit" the American media?!! SEEMS? Come on, now. We all KNOW that this in itself is a slight disinfo because the few men who own the media control what everyone knows via mainstream media!
It is only coincidence, we are told, that the dead Kennedys had been a threat to the CIA and it is only a coincidence that they are dead because of it.
It is only coincidence ~ we are told ~ that activist Steve Kangas had zeroed in on conservative crimes and failures just as Richard Mellon Scaife was bankrolling a jihad against Clinton.
It was only coincidence that Bush Sr was photographed hanging around the front entrance to the Texas School Book depository just minutes prior to the murder of JFK.
It was only coincidence that tramps looking like E. Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis et al were arrested for just hanging around the rail road tracks that run north and south just behind the grassy knoll.
It was just coincidence that Martin Luther King Jr seemed to have prophesied his own death with his 'I Have a Dream' speech.
"The thing I am concerned about, and so is [Deputy Attorney General Nicholas] Katzenbach, is having something issued so we can convince the public that Oswald is the real assassin." ~ FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, speaking on the telephone to Johnson aide Walter Jenkins two hours after Oswald was murdered by Jack Ruby, HSCA Report, vol. III, pp. 471-73. (The Warren Commission ~ charged with determining the truth in the JFK assassination ~ relied upon Hoover's FBI as its primary investigative arm.)We have not been told the truth about the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. But we know who the liars are and we know what it is they are lying about. We also know a great deal about why they lied as well as who is protected by the lies and why.
"We have not been told the truth about Oswald." ~ Senator Richard Russell, former Warren Commission member, conversation with researcher Harold Weisberg in 1970, Whitewash IV
It has also been my experience that only the guilty are sufficiently motivated to lie about a crime.By contrast, the innocent are motivated to tell the truth or to get at the truth. The innocent must insist that truth be told if they are to remain free. It was Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes who said: "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth!"
Those who cover up a crime do so because they are guilty.
The truth can withstand, even welcomes, investigation!
The answer to that question might well have solved the JFK murder case! Had the train not been a threat, the FBI would not have removed every trace of it. Cover-ups, of course, are intended to protect the guilty. Something about the train ~ where earlier well-dressed tramps had been arrested ~ is germane to the plot to murder JFK.
Tampering with evidence is always intended to protect the guilty. By removing the evidence, the FBI was not merely obstructing justice, it was protecting the identity/identities of murderers and traitors!
Why would the FBI protect an assassin's get-away?
It is reasonable to conclude that the FBI was and remains a part of the plot.
See more at: Exposing Lies About the FED, the CIA, the Murder of JFK
The death of Lee Harvey Oswald relieved the government of having to get a conviction. Had Oswald gone to trial, he would have walked. The government 'case' against him would never have convinced a jury. The magic bullet said to have created all of JFKs wounds was pristine; clearly, it had never been fired, had never struck anything. It was found on the wrong gurney at Parkland Hospital and could not have been placed at the scene of the crime.
Oswald had to die because a competent judge would have thrown out the 'magic bullet'.
Oswald would have walked and in 'walking' would have been a threat to the liar of the CIA, George Bush Sr who was photographed hanging around the front entrance of the TSBD just minutes before the shooting would start.
Nevertheless, we are expected to believe that a single bullet fired from the Mannlicher-Carcano was responsible for numerous wounds ~ a fatal one to JFK and serious wounds to Texas Governor John Connally. None of this would have gotten by a competent defense. The plotters concluded that it was better to destroy the evidence and kill all the witnesses.
“Therefore I must say that, as I hope for mercy, I can have no other notion of all the other governments that I see or know, than that they are a conspiracy of the rich, who on pretence of managing the public only pursue their private ends, and devise all the ways and arts they can find out; first, that they may, without danger, preserve all that that they have so ill acquired, and then that they may engage the poor to toil and labour for them at as low rates as possible, and oppress them as much as they pleasure.If the Military-Industrial Complex is not a 'conspiracy of rich men', then what is?
And if they can but prevail to get these contrivances established by the show of public authority, which is considered as the representative of the whole people, then they are accounted laws. Yet these wicked men after they have, by a most insatiable covetousness, divided that among themselves with which all the rest might have been well supplied, are far from that happiness that is enjoyed among the Utopians; for the use as well as the desire of money being extinguished, much anxiety and great occasions of mischief is cut off with it.
And who does not see that the frauds, thefts, robberies, quarrels, tumults, contentions, seditions, murders, treacheries, and witchcrafts, which are indeed rather punished than restrained by the severities of law, would all fall off, if money were not any more valued by the world?
Men’s fears, solicitudes, cares, labours, and watchings, would all perish in the same moment with the value of money; even poverty itself, for the relief of which money seems most necessary, would fall.” ~ St. Thomas More, Utopia
If the Supreme Court has not deteriorated into a conspiracy of right wing ideologues, then why are not the dictionaries re-written and the thousands of pages of case law burned or dumped offshore?
Nevertheless, we are expected to buy the lies and die for them.