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Let Paulson Go ... And Free the Alternative Media, Too!
How Paulson Gave Hedge Funds Advance Warning ... After a perfunctory discussion of the market turmoil, the fund manager says, the discussion turned to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Paulson said he had erred by not punishing Bear Stearns shareholders more severely. The secretary, then 62, went on to describe a possible scenario for placing Fannie and Freddie into "conservatorship" -- a government seizure designed to allow the firms to continue operations despite heavy losses in the mortgage markets ... Paulson explained that under this scenario, the common stock of the two government-sponsored enterprises, or GSEs, would be effectively wiped out. So too would the various classes of preferred stock, he said. The fund manager says he was shocked that Paulson would furnish such specific information -- to his mind, leaving little doubt that the Treasury Department would carry out the plan. The managers attending the meeting were thus given a choice opportunity to trade on that information. – Bloomberg
Dominant Social Theme: Paulson is a crook and he ought to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Free-Market Analysis: Here come the Pecora Hearings! The powers-that-be are efficiently and cold-bloodedly preparing the guillotine for Wall Street. Good! The libertarian alternative media rejoices. Say what?
Yup ... With the possible exception of Lew Rockwell, almost every libertarian in the US seems on board with this specific dominant social theme: Hanging is too good for Paulson, et al. The guillotine is a much better idea! Rosie O'Donnell said it herself!
We humbly beg to disagree. We've been doing this formally for a decade now and we've never seen anything like it. Major websites that have spent years decrying the current system suddenly want to use every part of it.
That's right. Major alternative media that catalogued the decline and fall of freedom in America are now actively writing and posting articles about how Wall Street crooks should be tried by Fedgov and the full "penalty of the law" ought to be exercised.
Paulson, for instance, may be guilty of passing along insider information (which wasn't even a "crime" 20 years ago). Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan ... the bankers that work for these organizations are guilty as charged ... string 'em up. Doesn't matter why. Use the full power of Fedgov to punish them!
Chop off their heads. Failing that, lock 'em up and throw away the key. Put them in cells where they will be raped and beaten up. Leave them to the mercies of the US prison-industrial complex. Use the full force of current authoritarian resources to make sure they never come up for air again.
So much for principal, eh? Sure, the American system of finance and justice is rotten to the core. The West as a civilization is failing. Its elites have betrayed us. That seems evident and obvious.
But why is the alternative media so keen on employing the instruments of the West's corruption? Sure, as has been pointed out, it's an outrage that police officers are tasering people and killing them. But when it comes to Wall Street bankers, send in the police!
Sure, the judicial system is corrupt and broken. But when it comes to Wall Street bankers, use it to the full extent of the law.
Sure, the laws themselves are propounded by an out-of-control elite. But when it comes to Wall Street bankers, use those laws and to punish any and every evidence of a "crime."
The current protest movements attracting attention seem part of a larger case of directed history to us. But this doesn't seem to be stopping the alternative media that is tracking every move as if it is legitimate.
Yes, there are PEOPLE within the movement who understand that OWS ought to be fighting for freedom, not for using the state itself and all of its painfully acquired paraphernalia for purposes of further punishment. There are surely alternatives. One could, say ... return to the PRIVATE justice systems of the past 25,000 years.
This public system, in which the state is legislator, poice authority, prosecutor, jury, judge and penal warden (sense any conflict of interest?) has only been around about a century or two. It is extraordinarily expensive, however, and thus won't be around for long we figure. Too bad. People will have to pay their VICTIMS in the future instead of paying their "debt to society" whatever that means.
But the larger movement, including the nascent libertarian movement, seems to us to be baying for blood; many of the largest of the so-called libertarian "alternative media" sites are going right along with it. In fact, that's why we've been running articles comparing what's going on to the French Revolution.
We've been trying to point out that when you use the instruments of the state to punish people that you don't like, you're playing into the hands of the power elite that has cleverly set this trap just for you. Here are some articles we've written on the subject:
And, yes, we think it IS a trap of sorts. In yesterday's article, "The Real Reason Bloomberg Sued to Open Up Fed Records," we pointed out that the result of what the organization has found seemed to be focusing more wrath not on the Fed (the root of the problem) but on Wall Street, which is basically an intermediary, a transactional business (and would be, again, absent central bank Money Power).
This article on Paulson just seems to reinforce the meme. Every day it becomes clearer. Anger is being whipped up deliberately. And when people are angry they want to use the very tools of repression that have so hurt and damaged America and the West.
How sad. How clever! You know, we once were kinda amused by Bloomberg. It looked like a wire service and employed lots of people "breaking news" but the news it broke was never all that compelling, or not to us anyway. Boy, has that changed ...
In a series of blockbuster reports, Bloomberg is just coming out with incredible exposés. It sued the Federal Reserve and now we know that corrupt Fed honchos gave away US$16 trillion to their "best buds" at failing commercial banks.
And now there is this astonishing blow-by-blow exposé about how Hank Paulson managed to provide "inside information" about what was going on just before TARP was generated by the Bush Administration, which ended up giving US$700 billion to a variety of failing financial entities.
So what's changed? Why is Bloomberg suddenly one of the hottest, toughest, wire services around? Because, as we pointed out yesterday, the idea is likely to whip people up. Here's what we wrote:
Over and over on these modest pages we've written that the real power resides with the power elite and its ability to print money-from-nothing using central banks. These people want to run the world (formally as opposed to informally) and they have created a faux reality we call "dreamtime" in order to facilitate their cause.
Part of that reality includes a kind of rhetorical escape hatch. When this turgid, unstable central-banking system collapses (as it does over and over again) the powers-that-be point their collective finger at their favorite scapegoat: the Securities Industry – especially in America where it is most powerful.
In fact, here is how you can tell an apologist-for-the-system from a freedom-fighter in this "sophisticated" day and age: They will claim the problem lies with Wall Street crookery rather than with the larger system of printing counterfeit money (central banking).
And thus our conclusion as regards Bloomberg. Mike Bloomberg himself is surely a card-carrying member of the elite, isn't he? His firm was given tremendous advantages by Merrill Lynch that initially held 30 percent of his firm and supposedly in return gave him insider prices on long Treasuries from their Desk. That's why people bought his machines initially, as we understand it, not for their "technology."
So Mike does what's necessary to save the franchise, in our humble opinion (the Fed franchise). He even sues to force the US Federal Reserve to open up its books about its 2008 bailouts. (Yes, we know, during the course of the legal action the reporter from Bloomberg who initiated it died of a heart attack but Bloomberg as a corporation persevered).
As a result, we now know that the Fed disbursed some US$13 trillion to American commercial banks! This has caused a firestorm. But watch ... The powers-that-be, the manipulators behind this latest elite meme will NOT blame the Federal Reserve. They will chase after the "crooks" on Wall Street.
Yeah, we think we "get it." Of course, people will say that Paulson and Goldman and JP Morgan are part of the "power elite" – and they will be wrong. The power elite and its system is one thing ... MONEY POWER, the ability to print money-from-nothing via central banks and control that process.
Last time we looked Goldman, Paulson and the others didn't have that power. We know who has it, though, or we think we do. Anything else is just a distraction. (And, yes, Bloomberg probably doesn't have REAL power either, but we figure in this case, he's carrying the "right water," for now anyway.)
The idea is to make people so mad that will use the system AS IT IS to attack the "corruption" that is being reported (on purpose) to make them angry. This sort of reporting is supposed to be POLARIZING, and it is. People are supposed to fall in line behind the very aspects of Money Power they've spent years criticizing!
No more questions about the SEC. Beef it up! No more questions about Barack Obama or the US Justice Department. Use it and prosecute to the full extent of the law. No more questions about the US penal-industrial complex and its slave labor. Throw the bad guys in the Gulag and let them rot!
Conclusion: So much for America's libertarian movement. Sure, the system is increasingly authoritarian, operates like a Gulag and threatens EVERYONE'S freedom. But, hey ... let's use it for all its worth to beat up "crooks." Let's get behind it! We'll change it later ...
Posted by DarbyJie on 12/04/11 08:17 AM
Talking to you is great fun, Agent W-
I will take under consideration the idea of signing up at Metaforia, but I doubt I could keep up with the likes of the inimitable amfM and also the interesting Epstein, whom I have yet to meet... :-) Especially as I **do not yet even speak the language** --a grave consideration, no??
Let me see if I can't figure some of this out myself first...
See you 'in a while'.
Posted by Lamb on 12/03/11 02:47 AM
Acute perception. Indeed, it's all relative to direction. If the goal, or direction, is to ride that supertanker right into a big flaming chasm in the Earth, then everyone's got "the truth", and it's all right and good.
If the direction is toward my home, then little of what's happening is truth.
Yes, people seem to accept new rules all the time, as long as the new rules accelerate the ride into the flaming chasm. In the other direction, they're quite a bit more stubborn. But, I'm working on my attitude. After all, I didn't come here to watch them crash & burn. When it's time, I'm there for them.
Posted by Agent Weebley on 12/02/11 10:33 PM
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My Dad used to say: "stick around me and you'll be wearing handcuffs!"
Enjoy our past missions. They are great memories . . . flying to China with Agent Joe 90, applying for the UK Digital director job, going to the UK and trying to get Leah's Yard, my Great Grandfather's building (it's still up for grabs) . . . and especially our mission to Ireland.
So much fun.
You catapulted me out of the Shire and into Blarnia. I had no idea it would happen like that!
PS: Lucy knows I am on another mission again . . . she can see I am much happier these days. I will stay away from Metaforia for now though . . . each post took about 5 hours. Too much time. I'll leave that task up to Doctor Sternum and Epstein . . . but it seems they are only putting a few minutes into preparing the posts . . . and not even posting every day, like before! I must talk to them about that.
You should talk to Doctor Sternum too. He seems to have a mindmeld on the go with amanfromMars. Interesting chaps they is. You could register as Agent DarbyJie. If you get into the groove of it, I'll make sure you get upgraded so you can post. There's nothing like it in the WWW (whole wide world.) But once you're in, you can't get out.
I have to go visit Ingo now. We need to talk about money again.
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Posted by Agent Weebley on 12/02/11 09:02 PM
But I liked the last paragraph!
Desired thought is really just picking a landmark . . . or . . . direction, rather than floating or wandering around. I'm not sure if we can clear the thick fog in time, so we need to sound horns and help them navigate the supertanker they are all riding on before it's too late.
Like OMG . . . pull them through.
If everyone is playing the game they have always played, then why is it that they accept new rules all the time? All we have to do is enter some new rules . . . some new game pieces that they can play with. Tell them the new rules, like it's a new Trivial Pursuit or Monopoly. It's just a new game to play . . . right?
I need to go over here tonight, after replying to DarbyJie.
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But first, need to pick up my teenage Nerfy from her part time job. It will be an interesting ride home.
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Posted by DarbyJie on 12/02/11 04:59 PM
Well, you've taken my breath away-and I will have to get it back before I can reply. All I can tell you is, I am entranced by Metaforia. Hope I am not damned for that!
I am going to curl up with your post, and eventually answer it. But it will take a while, because there is so much there to think about, and so much I don't understand. Except I do understand that money is the issue... and I for one, loving (many) games as I do would like to help with building your ARG (I think!!, that's if I knew what it was :)
I hope your Lucy will stay with you, and somehow think she Will.
ttyl, Agent Weebley,
P.S. I have started reading the Metaforia site - I like it very much.
PPS: Methinks it IS time to leave the Shire.
Posted by Lamb on 12/02/11 11:07 AM
Agreed; the last paragraph could've been left out.
I intentionally don't distinguish between "undesired" and "desired" collective thought, because I don't consider any of it good or bad, right or wrong, or desirable or undesirable.
In one sense, it's all exactly as it should be, because it's what humanity has created. In another sense, energetically, it's all within a dense frequency band, that holds us separate from our divine nature.
So, to the degree that a person gets their mind out of the dense fog, they will see that it's all been delusion, every bit of it. To be genuinely free, we must let go of all of it; everything we once knew will be revealed as delusion. It is what we know is true, for sure, that holds us in the fog.
No doubt, human creativity offers virtually unlimited potential. A critical mass that knows the way to freedom would be unstoppable.
The question is: how does that happen, when all people know is this pattern of the past, and they are so afraid to let go of what they know?
Posted by Agent Weebley on 12/01/11 10:35 PM
Lamb . . . that was great!
Your comprehension of the subconscious is 2nd to none.
The only part where I would take issue, is the 2nd to last paragraph should have been the last paragraph, in order to flick the essay up in the air at the end.
There is one other thing . . . the new last paragraph, in my opinion should have had "undesired" inserted before the word: collective, as we achieve quite a lot in life using our subconscious, as long as it does not infringe on our conscious dealings with each other too much, unless we want to have much fun at parties.
Sure, it's a mad world right now, but creativity will pull us out of this funk.
Check this one out . . . this kind of stuff is the epitome of Isaiah's Job, which has kept us going through the ages. I wish I had the time to create songs and video with a little flick at the end. . .
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I still owe you a response on the crashing thread . . . I'll whip something up tomorrow or Saturday, when I have some time.
And energy? We all have tons of it! Once we all know which way to go, we'll be unstoppable!
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Posted by Agent Weebley on 12/01/11 09:17 PM
I read your reply this morning, but figured I would wait till this evening before responding to you . . . properly. I did, however, squeeze in a quickie note to dave jr about 'truth' on another thread, but he seems to be now ingnoring me, which, as spelling mistakes go, is a pretty good chuckler; which is the benchmark for me to press that seductive and small "post" button.
Thanks for the kudos on the intrigue . . . it gets even weirder. I think it was the day before yesterday, I had spoken with, or was it at or to . . . not quite sure . . . but it was "with" Ingo. My parting words were "bonne chance aves ton idees." I looked at that sentence, wondering why I had written it in French. In one of my Warhol moments, I left it as-is. Now it makes sense. I did not plan it.
The $64 million question, which I was beginning to feel was a 10 cent question, is a welcome one, and thanks for asking, as I wasn't going to tell.
Why can't I post on Metaforia?
Right from Day 1, our team of crackpot professionals wanted to turn virtual into reality. Our team picked little old me as the front man, but lately, after multiple attempts to do it, I listened to my wife, Lucid, who I fondly refer to as "Lucy" and had to stop, so my current reality would crumble and become a virtual memory.
It has to do with money. I told Lucy back in December of last year that I would be able to make money at writing. This enabled us to begin our virtual reality quest.
But, in keeping with our abhorrence of copyright, which is a crime against creative people and humanity, we chose to produce a free website, and initially did not ask for donations, as we had no track record, no marketing or promotion, and we were playing songs . . . hundreds of songs . . . all relating to the content being written.
It would take a long time to explain what has transpired while on our missions, but right now it all boils down to money. Lucy is far more impatient than I, and may become my Dulcinea over this issue.
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In order to change the game that is being played, we need to produce new game money and spread it around equally, so the new game can begin in reality. We can produce trillions of MetaFlorin in game pieces costing 1% to 10% of face value, which is the Irish Punt, roughly equal to the UK fiat quid. These game pieces will be able to be spent and earned in ARG Metaforia, and, as ARG Metaforia expands, they will also be able to be spent and earned in the wider game.
Our allusive talk seems to have been noticed. Quite often, that is amanfromMars and I talking to each other. Mostly, we are learning from you all, each other, and from The Truth. We have been doing it since around May or June 2010, when we noticed each other. Sometimes we uncloak . . . sometimes we cloak.
Yesterday, as I entered Middle Earth, I took off my fur coat and spoke directly to you all, just like I said I would . . . to amanfromMars . . .
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But after trees are cut back . . . once . . . they will all have a chance to grow, and the cycle will begin again . . . a long cycle.
Today, Pete 8 got top billing. I'm proud of him. Don't worry, DarbyJie . . . you have been noticed too, since you have noticed us, like Lamb has. Every word counts in our postings. They are not gobbledy-gook. Just concentrate and drill down on words and concepts, then step back and look at it connotatively. amanfromMars' stuff is pure genius.
Doctor Sternum, recently wrote something that may help you understand me a little better.
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Personally, I think HE is deluding himself! . . . Oh, and once you let yourself be deluded too, you'll actually join us on our mission here in Mordor.
So . . . will I return to Metaforia? Not sure . . . it is not up to me.
Posted by Lamb on 12/01/11 06:00 PM
Interesting history, of the Doukhobors. I think they're probably descendents of the Bogomils, whose lineage goes back to Biblical times.
One of the lessons is that there's always been people on the planet who can think for themselves, and whose spirit is stronger than the allure of joining the herd. All who are waking up today are joining a movement that's older than recorded history. All of the truth anyone can handle has always been here, waiting for whomever has the courage to seek it out. There is so much more to find...
I have deep respect for the example set by those rebels, throughout time. If not for them, we might've all been born with 100% sheep wiring in our brains, and independent thinking might therefore be almost impossible. I give heartfelt thanks to the torchbearers, those we know about, and those we know nothing of.
If the freedom movement is ever to pay off in terms of a paradigm shift, it will only be because enough people came to understand the systems of humanity, and changed the systems by changing the axiomatic beliefs that founded those systems. Eliminating representatives who are lifted up by the system will produce temporary relief at best, and will never generate the paradigm shift that so many hope for.
I think the greatest obstacle to that paradigm shift is the unwillingness of 99% of the human population to accept their creative power, and their creative input that makes the world what it is. By not consciously accepting responsibility for the creative intelligence that's behind the physical senses, creation is not stopped but merely relegated to the sub-conscious, where the subconscious belief system within each individual shapes the world automatically.
That some group of elites is effectively manipulating the collective sub-conscious to make themselves kings is a story as old as human unconsciousness. The manipulation and victimhood are inevitable symptoms of the moment-to-moment choice by each person to deny creative responsibility.
By accepting disempowerment, each person resigns theirself to being a leaf in the wind, and hands their share of creative power over to the collective mind, to be used by the few who will enjoy employing it. There will always be someone, somewhere, who will be happy to take our power if we don't want it.
Understanding how this world really works, behind the curtains, is the only way to freedom. All the masses have done, for thousands of years, is blame and eventually rebel against symptoms, accomplishing nothing but beginning again another cycle of the same.
The way to this understanding is accepting full responsibility for our own part in this creation, and then learning to master the art of reason so that we may begin the life-long process of dis-entangling ourself from the web of collective human thought.
We each have only so much energy. How do you want to spend it? Do you want to blame, and thus assert your powerlessness, or do you want to free yourself, regardless of what anyone else does, and come to understand the intricate workings of more than you can imagine? This choice is not theoretical or metaphorical; it's as real as it gets.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 12/01/11 11:43 AM
DB: "More, eh. He's not going to know what hit him ... "
Well, he seemed pretty well connected ... back in those glorious days ... NOW, not so much. Don't know about the notion of him, "not going to know what hit him", though.
Do you REALLY think he doesn't? Could there be a "deal" in place ... like: "Take the blame, Hank, and remain silent and LIVE, or talk and ... DIE!" ?
Posted by taxesbyanyothername on 12/01/11 11:40 AM
Good grab Abu.
DB perhaps we are talking past each other.
Taking down "small fry" is not incidental to the larger efforts at control, but rather, integral and essential to them.
Paulson seems taylor made to fit the bill. Almost as though it was planned early in his career.
Judge Napolitano may, without intending to, may create a modern American iteration of the French Revolution, which as you keep reminding us is popping up all over.
Bonus Gift's post suggests that the PE may be opening that can of worms and doing so foolishly.
My contention, is that while they have the power to intentionally start such a thing, they do not have the control to avert it. Scapegoating does not create anger, especially if people are already angry at the scapegoat.
Perhaps I am reading more into your reply than is there, but it dismisses the importance of the influence of people like Napoltano, and the essensial character of scapegoating people like Paulson. I have no choice but to dissagree.
Posted by methylamine on 12/01/11 11:21 AM
Ah--sorry forgot to mention. I wholeheartedly agree with DB and many comments that an arbitrary statist-imposed test is NOT the answer... I think we've politicized mental health quite enough!
I can only imagine the consequences of mandatory psychological testing for executives; the Soviet mental hospitals Solzhenitsyn describes come to mind.
Posted by methylamine on 12/01/11 11:16 AM
Yet more misdirection; certainly Wall Street attracts sociopaths, but much less so than Washington where they can fulfill their real desire: POWER.
I have some small background in the topic; before leaving the field I was a psychiatrist. Psychiatry tiptoes around the topic, not even giving the trait a real name, but euphemizing it as "antisocial personality disorder".
The truth is shocking, and I believe one could recast most human conflict as a battle between that two to six percent of the populace who are sociopaths, and the rest of us "disadvantaged" by empathy, conscience, and remorse.
Recommended: "Political Ponerology"; it's a bit repetitive but a good primer for understanding the nexus between politics and sociopathy. "Snakes in Suits" and "The Sociopath Next Door" describe the pathology quite well outside the political context, but fail to describe it as evil.
I won't. The only appropriate description for a sociopath is--evil.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 12/01/11 10:52 AM
Reuters Blog: "Hank Paulson's inside jobs"
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More, eh. He's not going to know what hit him ...
Posted by taxesbyanyothername on 12/01/11 10:43 AM
Who do you scapegoat but those who have angred many.
Who do you want to keep quiet but those who are angering many.
I don't see a problem with the article.
This is not a ripost againt the article but rather against your comment to Bonus Gift, about his reply to my post.
Posted by DarbyJie on 12/01/11 10:12 AM
Intriguing as usual, [Agent] Weebley, and thank you for your note.
May I ask why you aren't allowed to post at your own site?
Even though I enjoy your posts very much, you have me oh, very concerned. Too much allusiveness. from both you and amfM... ..sheesh.
Would that I could decipher your LOVEing messages, but I am just not G.Oo.D enough... .yet!
With kind regards,
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Yes, unfortunately, sometimes one wonders (to put it politely) ....
Posted by taxesbyanyothername on 12/01/11 10:05 AM
Millions of Americans have been angry at Hank Paulson since TARP. The fact that he soon after made billions, only made it worse. He may seem small fry to you, but to the average Joe, billions is thousands of lifetimes of income. If percieved as theft, a lifetimes worth of income, could be morally, and has been legally, equivalent to murder.
Even a dictator is not in control. They influence, nudge, steer. How? Many ways. Sometimes by scapegoating, when percieved as necessary or useful. And by shutting up, or co-opting those working against them.
Everyone has their prejudices, their own personal version of myopia. Your's, those of Bonus Gift, and The Daily Bell, are quite glaring.
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"He may seem small fry to you, but to the average Joe, billions is thousands of lifetimes of income."
Ha, inadvertently you make our point! (You may wish to try again.)
Posted by Thomas Molitor on 12/01/11 10:01 AM
The relationship between the MSM and the Alt Media has become one of elastic substitutibility (rather than rigid exclusivity): the more (less) you have of one, the less (more) you need of the other.
Posted by timoore on 12/01/11 08:31 AM
Staff, another great article.
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Posted by Bonus Gift on 12/01/11 06:54 AM
The confusion for me is related to the following question: Why chance a loss of control unless you perceive it to be necessary. Sure, for example, during the French Revolution many more common people were cut to pieces in horrible ways than nobility; but why let that genie out of the bottle in the first place, especially if you are nobility?
OK, if I'm part of the true elite and there is no chance I will be cut down, the Stalin line applies: 'You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs/heads", and then I can get on with the job at hand (enhancing my own power and control).
Then there is the Mao thing: 'let a hundred flowers blossom' - then cut those flowers down that do indeed blossom or even try to (again, enhancing my own power and control). For me, if you are all powerful why even go there? Clearly, they are not all powerful, but for me their weakness is often shown at those points and places in time where they feel the need, or at least perceive the need, to talk about or do something that could harm the cause (i.e., their own power, because it's all about the power).
I don't want to put words into Daily Bell writers/elves mouths and pens, but my impression is that they would say that it is part of directed history (which it surely is on some level, by definition). Bringing it full circle to Fox and someone like Judge Napolitano (who, by the way, I agree with almost completely), why let that out of the box?
Why chance it? My impression is that the Daily Bell would generally state that it is some form of pressure relief valve used by the elite; but I guess I'm a bit obtuse on this.
In the end, Fox, like Hanky P. ('HP'), may not really be part of the elite, so they are expendable. In that sense you kill two birds with one stone; in short, knock off the competition and provide the proles/hoi polloi with a scapegoat. But, and it's a big but for me, why go there if it can get out of control and the truth comes out? I guess I'm not so keen on the dialectic thing being so easy to control in the favor of the elite.
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Look ... it may be very simple. You may be seeing the trees instead of the forest ...
The elite (the top elite, the real elite) is probably losing control. Their dominant social themes are failing.
Thus, they try to keep control via hard power now, and also via false flag events, etc., and by creating chaos.
Someone like Judge Napolitano doesn't mean that much to them. Even Hank Paulson. Small fry.
The bigger game is keeping control of the dialectic on the way to establishing world government. They are moving quickly because the Internet has revealed their plans, in our view.
History, modern history, hangs in the balance.
It is as we have predicted ... the Internet Reformation will perhaps prove effective enough and force the elites to take a step back. Anything else is likely incidental ....