Asset Protection Strategies, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
James Jaeger: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hollywood Economics – and More
By Anthony Wile - February 15, 2015

Introduction: James Jaeger is an award-winning filmmaker who co-founded Matrix Entertainment, which has partnered with Bill Van Alen, of Cornerstone Entertainment, and Constitutional attorney, Edwin Vieira, Jr., to produce a series of feature-length political documentaries centering on the U.S. Constitution. One of the first documentaries – "FIAT EMPIRE" about the Federal Reserve System, featuring Congressman Ron Paul – garnered a Telly Award and went viral as the #1 film on the Internet for six months. Matrix Productions continues to develop, produce and market cutting-edge motion pictures and is currently in production on "MIDNIGHT RIDE – When Rogue Politicians Call for Martial Law" featuring Ron Paul and other Freedom Movement celebrities.

Anthony Wile: How are you?

James Jaeger: I'm fine. Been very busy with the production of MIDNIGHT RIDE.

Anthony Wile: We haven't spoken to you for a while, so we'll ask you some general questions first and then some specific ones. Are things improving in terms of freedom and rights for the USA or for the West generally?

James Jaeger: I think the only place one can be truly free is in intergalactic space between the Laniakea and Virgo Superclusters for back on Earth, we still have governments. The more documentary films I make about the Constitution and limited government the more I wonder if this doesn't have something to do with the Fermi paradox. The Fermi paradox, for those who spend too much time reading history books, is the idea suggested in 1950 by physicist, Enrico Firmi, that, if the universe is packed with billions of stellar systems, where is everyone? In other words, maybe everyone is dead, because we have not a shred of physical evidence that there is "anyone out there." Inhabitants of this world should be asking themselves the question, if this is possible, what happened? My research into constitutional matters for the six political films I have made is leading me to wonder if "no one is out there." Maybe they all suffered from the effects of governments that could not be limited. In other words, is the state something that CAN be limited or is it ultimately the destroyer of worlds? Do we go out the same way possibly millions of other extraterrestrial civilizations have gone out in the past – through endless wars waged by high-tech, totalitarian governments?

To shed some light on these questions I have been reading some books by Lew Rockwell, Murray Rothbard, Larken Rose and Hans-Hermann Hoppe. I'm not ready to become a card-carrying anarcho-capitalist, but if the Rights we are all supposed to have pursuant to the Bill don't soon materialize, this is not a good omen.

Anthony Wile: What are some issues you observe pertaining to the US?

James Jaeger: I see the main issue as the continued expansion of the welfare and warfare state. The national debt is now $16.8 trillion and it was about $8.5 trillion when I made FIAT EMPIRE in 2006. It looks like the bankers are winning.

I thus think the only way this debt is realistically going to get "paid down" is when the Federal Reserve System melts into a global pile of molten rubber. That's an issue. In fact, our new movie, MIDNIGHT RIDE – When Rogue Politicians Call for Martial Law is all about this possibility. What would the power elite do? How would they handle the situation? This will be my fifth movie with RON PAUL and most of the "expert cast" of MOLON LABE – our previous movie on the Militia System – will be in the new one.

Anthony Wile: What's your take on Obamacare?

James Jaeger: All I can say about this is my neighbor signed up for it for $45 a month and suddenly the gov-insurance complex raised it to $125 a month. So this looks like your standard bait-and-switch scheme. As far as I'm concerned, when we abolish the Fed, we need to abolish all insurance companies as well. All insurance companies do for the most part is pervert the market because they obfuscate price discovery. How could it be otherwise when buyers and sellers are insulated by mercenary insurance companies?

My late father, who was a psychiatrist, always referred to it as "socialized medicine." I well remember him starting to complain about it when it started creeping in around the mid-1960s. Now the disease is all over and it will surely make us sick. But you MUST get rid of the insurance companies because they are parasitic middlemen that absolutely destroy free markets as much as fiat currency and endless regulations. Some very specialized forms of insurance MAY be okay, but there is NO WAY the citizen is going to experience the fruits of technological innovation in the medical universe when you have INSURANCE companies and the STATE screwing their way in there and twisting the market to hell.

Anthony Wile: What about the upcoming US presidential elections? Jeb versus Hillary? Will Rand Paul play a factor?

James Jaeger: After the production of SPOILER – How a Third Political Party Could Win I have been quite bored with elections. I mean really, what's new? The Dems and the GOP – like a 100-year old elephant and a 100-year old donkey still screwing. Very exciting.

All I can say is: No more Bush and no more Clinton, please. Rand Paul is the only interesting candidate, as far as I'm concerned – and he's much younger than 100 years. Of course, when John McCain told The New Yorker he would support Rand for president if he became the Republican nominee, I did a head spin. And then McCain preemptively says everything we were already thinking: That if 'Rand became Prez he could INFLUENCE him on national security' and, I presume, foreign policy. Really? I bet Rand's dad is horrified at this thought. I would not want to be at the dinner table for Thanksgiving in the Ron Paul residence.

Anthony Wile: Any thoughts on Net neutrality?

James Jaeger: Well, no surprise – just like POLTERGEIST III, CISPA is back. I'm sure this is a payback for Snowden, as this third incarnation of CISPA wants to help the rape-n-pillage corporations better partner with their buddies at the federal government. Specifically, the new fascist regulation would allow the Department of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence and to share data with NO accountability. AND the whole seething mass would even be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. Nice. Is Rothbard right: The state tends to be invasive and never stops growing until it destroys worlds?

Anthony Wile: How about the issue of Gun rights? Are you still concerned about this?

James Jaeger: For those of your readers who may not be aware of my last film, MOLON LABE – How the Second Amendment Guarantees America's Freedom – featuring Ron Paul, Alex Jones, Edwin Vieira and Pat Buchanan – gun rights are often abused. The Left is always trying to TAKE away guns because someone got shot, and the Right is always trying to GIVE everyone guns to keep their buddies in the military-industrial complex fat and happy.

As I said in my previous interview with you, there are probably five reasons WE THE PEOPLE have the inalienable right to "keep and bear" weapons: 1) target shooting, 2) hunting for food, 3) self-defense, 4) deterrent against tyranny and 5) our role in state militias per the U.S. Constitution.

Unfortunately, the gun-control lobby seems to specialize in ignoring 1 to 5 even though over 169 million people were murdered by their governments in just the past century. This includes over 61,000,000 murdered by the Soviet State, 35,000,000 murdered by the Communist Chinese State and 21,000,000 murdered by the Nazi State.

Anthony Wile: Secession and land issues? Any improvement? The US is still involved in numerous overseas wars. Will this change?

James Jaeger: As far as secession, I am getting some interesting new points of view on this from Lew Rockwell's recent book, Against the State: An Anarcho-Capitalist Manifesto. Lew makes a case for the South having the right to secede from the Union but I still haven't formed an opinion on this. I consider myself a libertarian who supports the U.S. Constitution and not an anarcho-capitalist, but I think Lew is right when he says that a discussion of the utility of the state may be the most important intellectual conversation we all could be having at this time. Lew maintains that the problems we are having arise from the nature of government itself, not only from politics and the Constitution. The "governing" consideration (if you will excuse the pun) is this: CAN THE STATE LIMIT THE GROWTH OF THE STATE?

I am in hopes that before we all decide to replace the Government with a Private Protectorate (my new term added to Ed Griffin's new term), we can return the "power of the purse" and the "power of the sword" to WE THE PEOPLE. This means we must revitalize the Militia of the Several States, as discussed in MOLON LABE, and we must end the Fed, as discussed in FIAT EMPIRE. If we cannot regain these two powers, it means that human civilization may be subject to the unlimited expansion of the state and this will probably manifest itself as a global totalitarian government.

And given that the American public seemed to like AMERICAN SNIPER, they will probably love the global totalitarian government. They will also continue to love other cowardly forms of warfare, like sniping with drones and "legal" torture. So, for anyone here that thinks drones are cool, I dare you to watch a movie called DRONES. The trailer is on YouTube and the movie, which WAS on YouTube, is now only available on Netflix.

I actually agree with Michael Moore that a sniper is a coward and I wrote an article called, "AMERICAN COWARD – Snipers, Drone Operators & Back-Stabbers." When someone hides over 1,000 feet away and then sneaks a bullet into your head, this is anything but a courageous act, and I don't care what the "justification" is or whose ideology they are serving. All this is "ends justifies the means" crap. In fact, every president, king and head-of-state would agree with me on the idea of snipers, for there is a UNIVERSAL ban on the assassination of world leaders by other world leaders. That's right. All the heads of the 195 governments on the planet have agreed NOT to assassinate each other with snipers – but it's perfectly okay for their SUBJECTS to be assassinated by any and all of their snipers. So what we did to Osama bin Laden – assassinate him without any due process – was also cowardly, disgusting and against all the principles of a country claiming an ethics presence that the world should respect.

If anyone wants to read the article, it's here.

Anthony Wile: What about the situation in Syria and Iraq with the Islamic State? How will that progress?

James Jaeger: I also wrote an article entitled, "THE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT – Is There a Solution?" and I really got attacked. Hey, even Henry Kissinger arguably stated that "In 10 years, there will be no more Israel." How can 6.2 million Jews deal with 1.6 billion Muslims and have the American Taxpayer continue to supply money, weapons and nukes forever? It makes no sense. Let the Jews move to America and let the American Taxpayer help them out with the re-location expenses.

So, why is the U.S. military in the Middle East? Two simple reasons: 1) to help guard Israel and 2) to help guard the oil. One could be remedied by simply moving all the Jews out of there and recycling their 60 nukes into fuel for reactors. And Two could be remedied by simply converting the world's energy platform to FUSION and SOLAR. See my article "MARS CITY – Is Plasma Fusion Finally Here?" where I make the claim that we have reached "ignition" and the powers that be are still keeping it quiet.

Anthony Wile: The situation with Ukraine is complicated. Do you see that leading to a larger war?

James Jaeger: Complication is a sign of obfuscation and it's all designed to trump up more business for the military-industrial complex. I don't want a war with the Russians. I like Putin. Hey, he's a gymnast. Besides, the Soviet threat was WAY over-played and so will be all threats in connection with this current situation. "Duck and cover"? Please!

Anthony Wile: Europe will struggle if Russia deprives it of oil and gas. Will this force further tensions?

James Jaeger: All these little "political" games are a bunch of crap. All is solved if we transition to FUSION. Controlled nuclear fusion expands humanity's potential energy resources indefinitely. One gallon of seawater contains enough deuterium that, when fused, has the energy-content obtained by burning 350 gallons of gasoline. This means that Earth's fusion resources are 500,000 times greater than its fission resources and 100 million times greater than its known fossil-fuel resources. Bear in mind that, once we have controlled fusion, we will also be able to make as much liquid fuel – methanol, for instance – as we want. And by using the intense heat generated in the fusion reaction (100 million degrees Celsius) we will be able to "flash" any kind of rock, scrap or waste into its constituent elements which can then be re-assembled into any material object desired. The latter alone would put an end to the possibility of exhausting any of Earth's resources and thus remedy the problem of scarcity, along with all conflict associated with same.

Anthony Wile: Could it sabotage the European recovery? Is there a recovery? Will Greece be expelled from the euro and the EU? Can the EU last at this point? There are many problems.

James Jaeger: How can there be a recovery when the debt keeps piling up by some countries more than other countries in the Union? Today it's Greece; tomorrow, who's next? The Eurogroup is meeting now and next week to try and get a deal with Greece but to the degree a country is accustomed to free government handouts, how will such a country ever be able to impose austerity or fiscal responsibility on itself? The EU is probably on its way out due to its love affair with socialism and Keynesian economics. The central banks can only devalue the currency for so long and the population can only drink so much beer to hide their woes.

The central problem with Europe, like the U.S., is they both rely on fiat currency. In other words, they are relying on a multi-trillion dollar, 100-year, international Ponzi scheme to "solve" their problems.

Anthony Wile: What about Japan and China? Problems there as well? Especially economically?

James Jaeger: Of course, there will always be problems as long as people and countries engage in perpetual wars, perpetual debt, support governments that are more and more parasitic and suppress or hide technological advances, such as the ignition of plasma fusion.

Anthony Wile: Is the US really recovering economically? Does any of this central bank stimulation around the world work at all? We've had six years of it …

James Jaeger: I don't see that much has changed except that the Federal Reserve pumped $3 trillion into stimulating the nation's economy. So now the Fed's balance sheet has $4 trillion worth of IOUs and the resultant cash has – as Anthony Wile correctly predicted – caused a big bash on Wall Street and a huge number of IPOs. This is all great, but as soon as all the green blow is gone, I suppose we will go right back to normal. And "normal" for a country strung out on fiat currency is depression, unemployment, crashing stocks, terrible balance-of-trade, endless mal-investment and the "revolving door," spinning like the Linda Blair's head in THE EXORCIST.

To counter this "normal" I think we need to have some legislation added, changed and deleted. But in order to get this done in accordance with the wishes of WE THE PEOPLE – rather than WE THE CORPORATIONS or WE THE WEALTHY or WE THE GOV – the entrenched Congress needs to be changed. Since the majority of voters seem to like THEIR congressman but hate everyone ELSE'S congressman, I don't see how the Congress is going to be changed unless term limits are imposed. So, if WE THE PEOPLE were to unify on just this one issue – TERM LIMITS – progress on every other issue could be made because you obviously don't get ANYTHING rational done with a Bozo Congress, bought and paid for by other masters.

Anthony Wile: Is it a good time to buy gold and silver?

James Jaeger: It's always a good time to buy gold and silver. Buy exactly X dollars worth of gold and silver ever Y weeks or months so no matter what its cost, you will get the best deal. This is known as "dollar cost averaging" in the equity world, but there's no reason it wouldn't work in the hard asset world as well.

Anthony Wile: What about stocks?

James Jaeger: Well, investors are concerned about how the talks involving Ukraine and Greece are going to go. Also, now that the QEs have stopped, the market is concerned about how stock prices will react. Interest rates are low because of all the QE infusions and so this money has wandered into the stock markets seeking returns due to artificially low interest rates. But, as that $3 trillion leaks out via IPOs, other startups, bank loans and/or when the central bank tries to sell some of its QE-assets on their balance sheet, interest rates and price inflation may soar, choking off any recovery.

Anthony Wile: We believe the cannabis industry is promising. You had some thoughts there last time.

James Jaeger: The government should be out of regulating drugs, gambling and prostitution. However, people that smoke too much dope are overly forgetful. People that drink excessively – defined as more than once per month – are depressed and hateful and people that gamble, especially state lotteries, are validating a non-productive society and get-rich-quick schemes. Also, it's shameful that the state would sponsor gambling – but, given they also sponsor theft (taxation), ritualized murder (war) and slavery (conscription), I guess it's just par for the course.

Anthony Wile: What's the end game, do you think? More centralization?

James Jaeger: The state always grows. It never shrinks unless it is destroyed by wars, meteorites or volcanoes. And with growth comes greater centralization. F.A. Hayek points out that to the degree the state is large it has to be more totalitarian. More totalitarian means more centralized. What is the end game? Total and complete annihilation is one end game, a possible reason for the Fermi paradox. The US Global Empire isn't going to go away unless it rots itself out from within the core – another end game. This would be a Roman Empire-type end game.

But there are two more end games that Humanity has never experimented with, what could be called ZERO STATE and SINGLETON STATE, both dependent upon "superintelligent" management.

The Zero State option – what could be called "private government" – is operated by a massive supercomputer that simultaneously processes trillions of HUMAN instructions per second (MIPS) and sets prices for every product, service, security and commodity on the planet. This supercomputer – which is even capable of pricing out national defense, personal security and justice – is also known as the "global market."

The Singleton State option – what could be called "computerized government" – is operated by a massive supercomputer that simultaneously processes trillions of MACHINE instructions per second (MIPS) and is capable of performing not only all of the functions of a "private government" AND the "global market," but all of the functions performed by the entire Human race as well!

Either of these two end games are probably better than an existential event. In fact, given that we have probably accomplished "ignition" we will probably hit "take off" for AI soon. Take off is the beginning of what's also called, the "busy child" – the time when some group, or some individual comes up with a "learning kernel" that undergoes strong, recursive self-improvement. In other words, it's a machine that becomes exponentially smarter, living and experiencing subjective eons for every one of our objective years. Combine this with unlimited fusion power to provide the electricity and we will have a management "team" – the singleton – that will have the ability to either massively serve humankind, destroy humankind or ignore humankind. I maintain it will serve and partner with humankind.

If, on the other hand, the power elite gets through the five stages of take off – human baseline, crossover, all human brains, strong AI and then superintelligent AI – there is very little guarantee that they will be able to maintain their positions of power. Remember, Superintelligent AI (SAI) is not only much more powerful than they, but it's totally autonomous – by definition. This means DARPA cannot keep SAI as their pet. It means that SAI will unilaterally decide what its utility functions are and then act accordingly. From a person-affecting perspective this may be uncomfortable. However, from an impersonal perspective it may be rational, if not the most ethical actions for a world. So, there are some end games to think about in the next 20 to 50 years.

Anthony Wile: What's going on with this immigration issue? Are Mexico and the US involved in a de facto merger?

James Jaeger: People should be able to wander around the planet with no passports, no borders, no checkpoints, no drivers licenses and no identification of any kind. And certainly without NSA-type, gov-lapdogs tracking them all over the place by cell phone. Get a Tesla Peer-Comm Walkie Talkie Phone, when available, to remedy your cell-phone problems.

I do not use cell phones and advise everyone else to toss them in the toilet. If you have something to say to someone, get on your bike and ride over to their house and say it. And where does the state get the idea that it has the right to interfere with the ambulation of human beings? You have to have a LICENSE to move your body around? Please. Only a Nazi in a wheelchair could have thought of this.

On the other hand, if millions stand in line and play by the rules to get into the US, should not the rest in Mexico do the same thing? Well it depends on how far you want to take it. First you have to decide whether you want to follow laws or not. Then you have to decide if you will follow ALL laws or only "good" laws. That established, you have to decide if the immigration laws are good or bad. If good, and you follow laws, then stand in line.

If good, and you do not follow laws, then stand in line or sneak in. If bad, and you follow laws, then stand in line. If good, and you do not follow laws, then sneak in. The irony is, if you are a Mexican, then U.S. laws don't apply to you; thus, if you sneak into the US you haven't broken any laws. Unless the mere presence of being in some state-delineated space means that you are subject to the laws of that state-delineated space, then you have not broken the law by crossing the border OR by being in the US. So, given these considerations, the term "illegal alien" has no meaning. If beings from other worlds were to land in the US, would they be breaking any law?

As one can see, the game the 195 countries around the world play is to sequester tax-paying slaves that will fight wars into their playpens. The more tax-paying slaves in the playpen, the "wealthier" that state is and the more it can flex its muscles against the other 194 states. I suppose one could call this competition, but if one is in favor of so-called "free trade," yet they call for either passports or drivers licenses, they are being inconsistent in their thinking. Libertarians have a much more logical and consistent political philosophy than either Democrats or Republicans. And fascists, Marxists and kingdoms are total dinosaurs.

Anthony Wile: Is Homeland Security involved? Is Homeland Security even constitutional?

James Jaeger: The PATRIOT Act's crowning jewel is the Department of Homeland Security. What most lumpin Americans, however, don't realize is that this department was modeled after Heinrich Himmler's RSHA, a system aimed at incorporating all Nazi police departments under the control of what they called the Department of National Security. The Department of Homeland Security was also known as the Reichssicherheitshauptamt. Want me to spell that for you?

We go into this in the new movie, MIDNIGHT RIDE, but in short, the PATRIOT Act, originated by rogue politicians that have no respect for the U.S. Constitution, is transforming America, from a FREE state, into a POLICE state. And this POLICE STATE opens the door to something as radical as full-blown MARTIAL LAW unless enough Americans become aware of the situation and resist it BEFORE rogue politicians invoke some "necessity" in the name of "national security."

Anthony Wile: How should people protect themselves? Should they find a second home offshore? More than one passport? How about farmland? Should people try to secure a supply of food nearby?

James Jaeger: Alex Jones offers a book called Strategic Relocation by Joel M. Skoussen. This book answers most of these questions. In the longer-term, people need to demand that their states reconstitute their militia. Local protection is what you want. You do not want protection for yourself and your family being provided by mercenary or distant forces. When the federal government militarizes your local police force it is, in essence, installing an alien force in your back yard. You have to terminate this in your communities.

Also, did you know local POLICE forces are NOT authorized by the U.S. Constitution? These amount to a "standing army" right in your neighborhood. The only "force" that should be near your back yard – per the highest law of the land – is your local state militia. This was the system for 300 years. Every able-bodied man between certain ages was expected to serve in his local militia. And guess how much violence and school shootings there was? Zero. None on record. Zero. Why? Because WE THE PEOPLE protected WE THE PEOPLE. THEY IN DC do not protect WE THE PEOPLE. In a SELF-governing nation, WE protect ourselves. In a TOTALITARIAN-governing nation, THEY "protect" you and me. It does not take a very high IQ to get this.

But what happened is rich people didn't want to get their hands dirty protecting their fellow citizens so they simply PAID other people to stand in for them on their militia duty. As the nation became wealthier – due to the gold standard, free markets, extremely limited government, no income tax, no military-industrial complex and a non-interventionist foreign policy – more and more people paid others to stand in for their militia duty. Pretty soon, all these rich people got together and said, "Hey, why are we paying for all the security in the neighborhood? Let's get the taxpayers to pay for all of this." And thus was born the modern, mercenary police force. And now DHS is trying to bring these police under their control, just like Hitler did in Nazi Germany. This is one of the reasons Oath Keepers exists, to encourage enlisted men and women to resist this bastardization of the US Constitution.

Anthony Wile: Tell us more about Oath Keepers. What is this organization and how does the new movie relate to it?

James Jaeger: MIDNIGHT RIDE, our new movie, is the sister film to MOLON LABE, our most recent previous film. MIDNIGHT RIDE explores what would happen if the dollar crashed taking the world financial system with it? How would this police state be used in the ensuing civil unrest? Would martial law be declared? If it were, would this be Constitutional? Should such martial law be obeyed? The concerned citizen should be asking these questions as the founder of Oath Keepers – Stewart Rhodes – asked many years ago in connection with various orders that are unconstitutional. MIDNIGHT RIDE will address such orders, embodied in the Oath Keeper's mission: Ten Orders no enlisted man or woman should obey because these "orders" amount to little more than a type of "Martial Law" that is forbidden by the U.S. Constitution. Among the Ten Orders no enlisted man or woman should obey are:


We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.


We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people.


We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as "unlawful enemy combatants" or to subject them to military tribunal.


We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a "state of emergency" on a state.


We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugateany state that asserts its sovereignty.

To see the rest of the Orders, and a detailed explanation of each, visit the Oath Keepers website, And if you are an enlisted man or woman, a firefighter, police officer or veteran who agrees that his or her Oath to uphold the US Constitution is vital, join Oath Keepers and help bring the "power of the sword" back to WE THE PEOPLE.

Also read Dr. Edwin Vieira's new books on the Militia System if you are a little foggy as to exactly how a Constitutional program of homeland security is SUPPOSED to work. The books can all be easily found if you search under his name at

Anthony Wile: Any upcoming movies dealing with this theme or eroding freedoms and centralization?

James Jaeger: After MIDNIGHT RIDE I don't know what I will do next. My criteria are as follows:

  1. I have to be very interested in the subject and feel it's a subject of vital importance.
  2. I have to find an organization of at least 50,000 other people that feel the way I do about the subject.
  3. The movie must be producible for less than $150,000 and not take longer than 16 months.
  4. Out of the 146 million registered voters in the US, there have to be at least 5% that will find the movie of interest, such amounting to 7.3 million people.
  5. Out of these 7.3 million people, at least 1% of them should be willing to purchase either a $2.99 download or a $19.98 DVD of the completed movie so we can continue making movies.

When you last interviewed me around 25 September 2014 I mentioned a list of 18 movies that I was interested in and that we had in development. I asked readers to let me know what they liked most. No one wrote in. No one from Hollywood or the New York mainstream media wrote in, either. You can imagine how surprised I was until I reasoned that everyone was so overwhelmed, they were just speechless. So I have culled the 18 movies down to 9 movies, as follows:

BANKERS – The Business of Legalized Fraud

DO BIRDS FLY? – Big Pharma, Shrinks & the Church of Scientology

EARTH'S ENERGY PROBLEM – Why Solar & Fusion Are the Ultimate Solutions

MACHINE INTELLIGENCE – When Artificial Intelligence Supersedes Human Intelligence

THE SAGA OF BIOS & ZOE – How Stem Cell Cloning Will Someday Cure Death

CONTROL GROUP – How Hollywood Studios, the FCC and the New York Media Suppress Free Speech

GLOBALIZATION – Will Science, Metaphysics or Theology Dominate the New World Order?

HOME SCHOOLED – Why Government and Corporate Schools Fail

THUGS WITH GUNS – Do We Still Need Governments?

The development progress can be watched at You can email your thoughts to me at

Anthony Wile: How has your recent movie MOLON LABE done in the past six months?

James Jaeger: MOLON LABE had the highest production-marketing budget and the best sales of all the films so far; however, it did NOT go viral like FIAT EMPIRE. About 137,500 people watched it for free and about 5,000 people purchased DVDs. If you haven't seen it you can watch it for free at or purchase a DVD at

We are going to add a third option with the release of MIDNIGHT RIDE. YouTube now offers producers a method of charging a "rental fee" or a "purchase fee" for downloads. The producer can set the rental and purchase price at whatever they want. We did some research on movies around the Net, and here's what we found.

Online Download Prices

So this chart means that a new studio release can be downloaded for a 72-hour rental period for $6 or purchased for $9. It means that a newly released Independent film, such as MIDNIGHT RIDE, will rent for $4 and can be purchased for $12. A "purchase" means the downloader gets to keep the download forever.

Given that these prices are much cheaper than buying a DVD in a box for $19.98, it may come to be that many more people will be willing to rent or buy downloaded movies. Given that 137,500 people downloaded MOLON LABE for free whereas only about 5,000 purchased the DVD, simple math tells us that only 3.5% (5,000/137,500) of the audience was willing to purchase the DVD at the DVD price. But since a download is about five times cheaper, perhaps at least five times more people will be willing to download. This would be 25,000 people renting for $4 each download or $100,000.

The big question is, what percentage of the 137,500 people willing to watch for free will purchase a $4 download? How about a $2 download, or a $1 download? Any thoughts? Any marketing geniuses out there?

Of course, once the movie recoups enough of its production costs to help us get started on a new movie, we put them up for free as a public service. Given that there are 146,311,000 registered voters in the US, one would think that this is the potential market for political documentaries. Even if half of these people are derelict in their responsibilities as citizens in a SELF-governing republic, that still leaves 73.2 million people. Imagine selling even 1% of this audience a $4 download. That would be the sum of $2.9 million on a $150,000 investment or a ROI of 1,933%. Of course, a matching sum of $150,000 would probably have to be spent on a marketing budget to get at that $2.9 million, but even still that would be a ROI of about 950%. That's better than real estate, gold or the stock market by a long shot. And one can even FAIL on 48 movie deals before they are down to a pedestrian 20% ROI or what the stock market is capable of.

Anthony Wile: How's your fundraising generally?

James Jaeger: I spend about 50% of my time fundraising and 25% marketing. So what you see on the screen is only a sliver of actual filmmaking. I doubt that I will make another political documentary after MIDNIGHT RIDE because Americans in general don't care about the Constitution or the police state forming around them. Unless I can crack the financing-marketing nut, as I just discussed, my time would be better spent making arrangements to move out of the country. One of our producers has already done this. He bought a house in a foreign country and his Federal Reserve Notes go 4 times farther than when he was in the States. That's an "ROI of 400%" on every dollar he simply SPENDS. So he got a million-dollar house for just $250,000.

If our thesis is correct, that the Fed crashes and takes the global economy down with it, I doubt that Americans will even remember that we tried to warn them with the books and movies. In this sense, they are exactly like the citizens in pre-Nazi Germany: concerned with everything under the sun, moon and stars except for the police state forming all around them. It's kind of pathetic, but it just validates Hitler's little adage: "What luck for rulers that people do not think."

Anthony Wile: How has SPIRIT OF TESLA been received?

James Jaeger: Okay, I guess. I pour myself into making $20,000 and $40,000 interstitial documentaries for all manner of orgs and groups for free and maybe 3,000 people watch them, no one donates or even calls with a thanks. I'm not saying this is what happened specifically on the SPIRIT OF TESLA, but it's pretty standard on films like IN LIQUID, DEVON HORSE SHOW and EVOLVEFEST. If you go to all of these short docs are up; so are the short dramas and features I have made since about 1965.

Anthony Wile: You mentioned freedom of the press in your last interview. Better or worse, in your opinion?

James Jaeger: If the FCC doles out licenses for radio, television, cable, satellite and wire in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, how can there be any "freedom of the press"?

The FCC is the ObamaCare of Communication. It's part of a re-worked Radio Act of 1927 and the endless regulation "justified" by the Interstate Commerce Commission. The FCC needs to be abolished like the Federal Reserve System, the Department of Homeland Security and all the other departments and agencies specified by Ron Paul.

But as long as we're on "freedom" of speech, let's mention the biggest hypocrites on freedom of speech there are on the planet – the Hollywood MPAA studio/distributors and the New York-based mainstream media. These people scream and yell all day about their rights of free speech, but try writing an article or making a TV show that disparages Israel and its "Jewish State" and suddenly you're a Nazi, or worse an "anti-Semite" – whatever THAT is. I actually got "unfriended" by a major radio personality last week for posting an article entitled, THE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT – Is there a Solution? See the link here if you want to read it.

Anthony Wile: You mentioned MIDNIGHT RIDE last time. Tell us about it.

James Jaeger: We are in principle photography for MIDNIGHT RIDE right now. Ron Paul has agreed to interview as well as over 15 others, way too many. As I mentioned earlier, MIDNIGHT RIDE will be my fifth movie with Dr. Paul and Pat Buchanan, if he interviews. I say this because Pat may not be in this one until he's done with his Nixon book campaign. But Alex Jones said he probably would be in the film if we can interview him in March. We are also going after Ted Nugent, Wayne LaPierre, Clint Eastwood and Gary Sinise, who already declined even though it sure seems MIDNIGHT RIDE would fit with the "Gary Sinise Foundation's" mission statement: "At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities."

The bald facts of existence are: Hollywood people are cowed by their slave masters in the executive suites of the MPAA studios. And their ICM-type agents are even worse: they eat raw conservatives every afternoon in every café along Melrose from TV City to the Beverly Hills sign.

Nevertheless, we have so far interviewed 10 experts from places like Virginia, Connecticut, Montana, New Hampshire and believe it or not, one from LA. These include:

DAN HAPPEL (Fmr. Montana Commissioner)

EDWIN VIEIRA (Author and Constitutional Attorney)

ELIAS ALIAS (Editor and Board Member of Oath Keepers)

ERICH PRATT (Executive at

G. EDWARD GRIFFIN (Producer & Author of The Creature from Jekyll Island)

LARRY PRATT (Executive Director of Gun Owners of America)


ROSIE HAAS (Ron Paul Activist)

STEWART RHODES (Founder and President of Oath Keepers)

WALTER REDDY (Co-founder of The Tea Party)

The next step is to raise about $45,000 to complete principle photography and postproduction, and then unleash MIDNIGHT RIDE on the world and see what happens. By the way, any of you who would like to get a Producer, Associate Producer or Executive Producer screencredit on the MAIN TITLES of this "RON PAUL-film," we still have one of each credit available at You can act now, or watch the progress reports here and possibly miss out because over 200 people have donated for this production to date and a limit has been placed on the most cherry screencredits. Otherwise they would not be "cherry," right?

Anthony Wile: Give us a take on the Hollywood trend. Is the industry on the West Coast collapsing? Seems so.

James Jaeger: I axed my subscription to the Hollywood Reporter last spring but then when they sent me a special deal lowering the price from $150 to $69, I couldn't resist. This is exactly what Hollywood should do with its ticket prices – lower the prices. No one wants to pay $14 to see a matinee. And IMAX, which costs even more, sucks unless you sit in the sweet spot. And even if you sit in the sweet spot, it's not any better experience than watching 3D in a large general theater.

If I were the CEO of WARNER BROS, SONY or PARAMOUNT – and if anyone wants to give me the job, I'm interested and qualified: see here. I would lower ticket prices and allow patrons to spend the rest of the day in the theater complex. Patrons would be allowed to wander around the Multiplex and watch or sample any of the movies playing in any of the theaters. They would also be able to buy reasonably priced popcorn, food and beverages. I would allocate spaces where film-enthusiasts, film-buffs, filmmakers and anyone at all could sit and have a reasonably priced cup of coffee, meal, drink and/or beverage. I would turn all the movie complexes into cultural meeting centers where people could hang out all day and watch movies, chat, study, write, network, party. Their $10 admission price would give them access to all of these things.

If such a CEO or CMO were to do this, I bet theater attendance would quadruple. I bet people would spend four times more money on food and beverages. I bet almost every movie would be watched, probably watched many times, and the good ones promoted extensively by word of mouth. Even the bad ones would be promoted with controversy. But in the end, the culture would improve and the movie industry would improve. Kids might even leave their basements where they now are holed up watching movies on various flavors of small screens. There would be interaction and promotion of all of Hollywood's products and we might become a social civilization again.

The second thing I would do, were one of the major studios to hire me is stop depending on huge tent-poles pictures. It costs an average of $107 million for each studio movie. If this sum were broken down and allocated to say 100 filmmakers – perhaps people that hang out at the theaters – each filmmaker could have up to $1 million to make a movie. To see how lucrative this could be for the studios, consider the Returns on Investment (ROI) for the top 10 grossing films of all time, such being:

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE cost $400,000 to produce and it earned $46 million, a ROI of 5,667%.

ONCE cost $150,000 to produce and it earned $19 million, a ROI of 6,000%.

CLERKS cost $27,000 to produce and it earned $3.9 million, a ROI of 7,000%.

AMERICAN GRAFFITI cost $777,000 to produce and it earned $140 million, a ROI of 9,000%.

HALLOWEEN cost $325,000 to produce and it earned $70 million, a ROI of 11,000%.

ROCKEY cost $1 million to produce and it earned $225 million, a ROI of 11,000%.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD cost $114,000 to produce and it earned $30 million, a ROI of 13,000%.

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT cost $60,000 to produce and it earned $248 million, a ROI of 20,000%.

MAD MAX cost $200,000 to produce and it earned $100 million, a ROI of 25,000%.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITIES cost $15,000 to produce and it earned $197 million, a ROI of 655,000%.

Tossing out PARANORMAL ACTIVITIES (because it can be considered an extreme anomaly), if we average the ROI for the other 9 films we get an average ROI of 11,963% (107,667 / 9 = 11,963).

This is the upside of filmmaking: 11,963% Return on Investment. What other industry does that?

So what does this mean for the studios – or the savvy investment group that is not saddled with Hollywood's overhead and mentality? It means that, given a certain number of films, one of them is going to produce an ROI of 11,963%. In other words, as Peter Theil would say in Zero to One, every project has to have the potential to recoup the losses of all the other projects in the venture portfolio combined. How many films have to be produced before one is the first film to garner an 11,963% Return On Investment and recoups all the other projects in the portfolio? Let's turn this impossible-to-answer question around. With an 11,963% ROI on the horizon, one can produce up to 598 turkeys and still get a 20% return on their investment with the 599th film. In other words, an investor can FAIL 598 times and on the 599th movie he can still get twice as good of a return as any blue chip or NASDAQ stock. One can't even get returns like this on IPOs or the derivative markets.

The budgets for the top-grossing films cited range from $15,000 to $1 million with an average budget of about $300,000. This makes sense to me because if I were to produce another low-budget feature, I would not want to make it for less than $300,000. I have produced narrative dramatic low budget features for less than this but, by the 18th day of principle photography, you have the crew screaming at you because they are totally over-worked and under-paid. It's simply not moral to force 30 crewmembers and 100 actors to suffer like this. The perfect budget range for new filmmakers is around $300,000 for the first film and then about $650,000 for the second film and $1,000,000 for the third. So remember when I said that studios should allocate about $1 million to about 100 people? Well, such a per capita sum could even accommodate each filmmaker's learning curve.

Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that a novice with a $300,000 budget will make anything that's viable, or even watchable. It will even be a miracle if the film gets completed. That's why one reason the studios never hire new people. But if they were willing to piss away lots of small dollars ($300,000 and less) until they got crops of filmmakers that have been up to bat about 2 or 3 times, I think you would see some serious creativity and even viability emerge. This would translate into a series of $300,000 to $1,000,000 films eventually garnering grosses well in excess of $5 million to $25 million, respectively. That's a great ROI.

I would venture to speculate that every 20th film would seriously recoup all previous 19 films. The studio would probably have to finance 100 films before they get one that generates an ROI of 11,963%. But so what? 100 films would only cost $100 million, the average of what Hollywood studios already piss away on just one feature.

The fact of the matter is Hollywood studios want to make 100 million + films because it keeps their huge labor force of above- and below-line talents employed. They thus don't care what crap they pump out so long as they keep the slaver working and the Lefty propaganda spewing. After all, everyone has their Mercedes payments and the cost of good pool help keeps rising.

So again, given the new distribution channel of the Internet, high-res cameras and equipment that are orders of magnitude cheaper and better quality than yesteryear's analog equipment, there are golden opportunities for studios and venture groups that want to play the numbers game with films.

Unfortunately, the Marxist-infested Hollywood Establishment doesn't WANT to try an experiment like this, because it would work. And this would be horrifying, for it would subject everyone in Union-ville to the free market and competition. This is WAY too much cognitive dissonance for an anti-capitalist or a Marxist.

Anthony Wile: Are we seeing more independent directors and producers such as yourself? Is this a trend?

James Jaeger: Given the Internet – when it works – we have a massive alternative distribution channel, as mentioned earlier. In the past, the film distribution channels were as follows: 1) Trucks to theaters; 2) Over the air to TVs; 3) Wires to TVs; 4) Trucks to video stores. Now we have wires, and fiber, to computer screens. And since the bandwidth is high, the Net has become an alternative distribution system that the Establishment HATES and something their FCC dogs love to attack. Even Righties like Bill O'Reilly constantly spew forth their invective about the big, bad Internet. If they hate the Internet, it means YOU should defend it with your life.

Given all this you can bet the MPAA studios, COMCAST-type cable companies and TV networks are going to do everything in their power to partner with the government to pass "laws" to regulate the Internet "for the greater good" and to "protect the kids from porn." They are also starting to USE the Internet like never before. But in the end, they will attempt to do to Internet-competition the exact things major corporations have done to most competition: license it so that only the established players have serious access. But monopoly is good, says Peter Theil in his new book, Zero to One. Maybe Theil has some points, but Rockefeller also praised monopoly, and all this lead to was a nation full of drugged up "citizens" on Big Pharma.

John Stossel is the only one on network that continuously cusses monopoly and the DemoPublican joke. He warns us about the infringement of large companies using the state to shut startups out and other abuses. Market aberration is probably the strongest argument for replacing the State with the Private Protectorate. When a large fascist corporation can hire gunmen – i.e., lawyers "with the law on their side" – to mass slaughter startups and innovation, what do you get? You get the sick, stagnant society we have today and a world where there is no "innovation," only "globalization."

Ask anyone if they are better off than their parents and 99% will say they are not. ROSEMARY'S BABY has to be thrown out with the bathwater because the "baby" is possessed with corporate fascism and cultural Marxism.

Anthony Wile: Any other thoughts or comments? How are you feeling these days generally? Are you optimistic or pessimistic and why?

James Jaeger: Oh, I'm feeling quite optimist as you can probably tell. Some of the main places for optimism, in alphabetical order, are as follows:
































Anthony Wile: Final words?

James Jaeger: Rock on…

Anthony Wile: Thanks, James.

James Jaeger: You are welcome. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to visit with The Daily Bell.

After Thoughts

Thanks to James for this extensive interview. He makes many interesting points but several in particular stand out to us. He speaks about how QE has "stopped" but that all the digital currency that has been printed will eventually leak out. And eventually price inflation could soar, choking off any recovery.

This is certainly possible, but right now – as he notes – a little bit of those funds are pushing stocks higher and that is a trend that can continue for the long or short term. We call it the "Wall Street Party."

He also points out that the "state always grows. It never shrinks." Here he has a good point as well, though we do agree that "The US Global Empire isn't going to go away unless it rots itself out from within the core — another end-game. This would be a Roman Empire-type end game."

From our perspective this sort of "rot" is well underway, and it is actually feeding an extension of the Wall Street stock party, one that is spreading worldwide. Central banks are inflating in tandem, and the Great Inflation of the 2000s has been underway for over a half-decade.

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  • Q46

    “… a massive supercomputer that simultaneously processes trillions of HUMAN instructions per second…”

    We already have better than this, it is called The Market, and no central ‘brain’ no matter how fast or large can match it because such a ‘brain’ cannot know the trillions of incentives and motivations behind the trillions of Human transactions and the trillions of different values perceived by the trillions of Human transactions and calculate the trillions of things that will come next. As Hayek said, all knowledge is local.

    Fusion: great. I vote for perpetual motion personally and I really think we should introduce transporter systems to beam people around instead of going on planes.

    Sadly reality intervenes.

    Unless fusion is technically possible and least expensive energy production option, then it would be misallocation of resources to (try to or even succeed to) change to it. That means it would be a net cost to Mankind, not benefit him/her.

    • Bill Ross

      “because such a ‘brain’ cannot know the trillions of incentives and motivations”

      my best “shot” at proof of this:

      and, of course, the self-alleged “intelligence” of the central controlling brain is MISPERCEPTION, based on ignorance of the existence of other brains and environments apart from THEIR bubble of “reality”. What they don’t know, or are in strategic denial of will kill them.

      • Ed K.

        Before I came to the computer today I read the 37th Psalm. Then I read this post and comments. I’m going back to the psalm now. Man is at war with himself and his fellow man because he is at war with God. I know how the war ends. I read the back of the book.

    • Bill Ross

      “fusion is technically possible”

      LOOK, there it is, in the sky. If we can’t build it, we will harness it.

  • James I am surprised you are an optimist! You have seen first hand, the complete lack of interest from the American Public in Constitutional issues and local government. How can you find a way to be optimistic? I guess the glass is always half full for you! Since no-one is giving you any feedback (from what you say here) THANK YOU for your efforts and for the movies you have made. When we are all living in a global totalitarian state we will be able to look back and see that people like you, Ron Paul, Alex Jones etc did your best to warn us. Of course at that point nobody will thank you or even admit you were right. I think your friend has the ticket: to move somewhere that our FRN’s are worth four times what they are here. That should get us through the next 4 or 5 years……… : (

  • Danny B

    Fusion has been around for a long time;
    There are billions of habitable exo planets and they are interesting places;
    I, too would like to thank you James for your work to wake people up. As far as waking up people up to the strife caused by the israel / american alliance, it certainly generates a lot of rancor. I started a thread on the subject and it eventually turned quite ugly;

    Everybody is talking up Thorium and pebble-bed. WE need to take a much closer look at Hydro-thermal vents;
    There are a lot of people working on developing energy sources related to Tesla’s discoveries;

    When it comes to economic history, Martin Armstrong has it nailed. They made a movie based on him but, it isn’t getting distributed in America,,, as far as I’ve heard;
    His program, “Socrates” may very well be the fore runner of programs made to take the risk out of investing. Capitalism without the risk, is socialism for the rich. IF AI were turned loose in investing, there would be very mild returns but, almost no risk,,, and very few bad investment decisions.
    The world will crash VERY badly. This is all part of a forced “molt” for population reduction.
    Last;y, something cool;

  • ZebBlanchard

    Jaeger’s point of rampant American complacency is well taken but the greater question is will those who do “get it” stand against the “system”? Will those veterans, particularly, do anything that will turn the “system” around? Or, even though they know, have they been cowed into submission by a combination of SPLC misguidance to DHS and entitlements? What is the percentage of those who get it vs. those who get it and will act? It only took 3% “before”; do we have it now?

    • Danny B

      ZEB, the PTB have enormous leverage at forcing their will. Those who “get it” will be ducking for cover so that they don’t GET IT. “Galt’s gulch was not a fortress, just a hidey-hole. While I applaud Oath Keepers, They are up against very big odds. The FEDS are willing to kill their own if it is found convenient.
      “During this siege, four BATF agents were killed.
      The four BATF agents, that died on February 28, had all been
      bodyguards for Bill Clinton from the time of the Democratic convention
      until Bill Clinton became president. These four BATF agents were
      the only federal agents to die in the siege at Waco. Linda Thompson’s
      videotape entitled Waco, the Big Lie, shows that those BATF agents
      were not killed or shot at by Branch Davidians. The tape shows
      the agents going into the compound through an upstairs window.
      It then shows the other BATF agent, who is out on the roof, actually
      shooting in through the window where those BATF agents had just
      entered. Those four BATF agents, who were bodyguards of Bill
      Clinton, were killed by their own people!”

  • Tom kauser

    How about a BATTELLE movie? You seem to touch on a lot of DARPA type tech. And sound like you might be a OSU ALUM/BATTELLE fellow!
    The center of the NWO is on king ave. Columbus OH and no where near Hollywood by the way?

  • Bill Ross

    Wow!, Well done (JJ & DB) litany of barbaric woes, where each “woe” is a profit center for who ever is at the end of the “follow the money” trail.

    Just as all unsupported masses fall to earth by the “root cause” of gravity, there is a root cause for these woes.

    A system has been decreed (rule of some men, over others) and, forcefully maintained by enslaving the productive, which can last only so long as the productive “consent” (by actions of feeding the beast). The lust for power and placing others in servitude (by the unproductive) is a method of securing survival, at the expense of others that has vexed mankind for all of known history, the root cause of the rise and fall of civilizations. This basic natural LAW fact has been known ever since the intelligent first developed the ability to rub two facts together, to discover a truth. The root cause is that “our predator, the state” is threatening our “rights to life” with more immediate punishment for dissent / lack of servitude than the longer term, but more certain destruction of “peaceful division of labor” (civilization), on which collective survival depends.

    The root cause of all of our woes and, long term doom is BECAUSE predators on the bench have rationalized away the “rule of law”, the “job” they are paid to do, to protect the civilized from barbarism:

    and, clearly, our collective parasites are not amenable to “reason”. They have totally rejected being productive, participating in the quest for excellence that unfettered (free) peaceful division of labor encourages. There can be no “reform”, nor reasonable discussion, so long as the beast is fed (proceeds of crime) and is able to wield our productive resources, as a weapon against us.

    Whether we fight, do nothing, or, withdraw support all we can do is alter the timeline of the inevitable demise of our false god, the state. It is up to YOU how you choose to deal, or not, with these basic “facts of life”:

    • Tom kauser

      I don’t believe man has really been enslaving his brothers from the very beginning of mankind. Just since the 16th century? Such things as free trade and factories began the merchantist era and began the real industrial revolution of destroying India and transforming BRITIAN into a great civilization. This rape and pillage was talked about at the HELLFIRE club which was visited by B. FRANKLIN and the center of the gentry?
      I believe this meme of man enslaving man came from anti darwinism and most importantly anti sovietism?

      • Bill Ross

        The “power” of the Roman Empire was built on slavery with a “twist”. They realized that “no hope” for the slaves was a recipe for permanent revolution, so allowed slaves to earn their freedom. Ditto for the Egyptians, slaves built the pyramids. Ditto for the Germans, enslaved by WWI reparations, leading to WWII blowback. Ditto for us, held accountable for the odious debts (debt = servitude, until paid) of our criminal public “servants”.

        I go so far to state as a FACT that virtually all unproductive endeavors such as war, bread and circuses that are NOT a result of voluntary division of labor involving willing, paying customers and voluntary service providers IS slavery.

        It is pointless to quibble over terminology. If some people are trapped in systems restricting their freedom, compelled (explicitly, or by restricting choice) to their detriment, to the benefit of others IT IS SERVITUDE.

        THEY state: YOU must be a slave, to be (or, so others can be) free (and many other circular rationalizations). War is Peace.

        Know them by what they do, not the rationalizations.

        • Tom kauser

          it had to be slaves because free men did not organize without them?

      • dave jr

        I like questions too. Were the pyramids built under free market capitalism? What was the ROI? Was the Roman Empire built on the concept of individual liberty or did rape and pillage of villages help foment a strong miltant government? Has any “great” city state come into being and expand without the exploitation of weak minds and strong backs? Maybe it is the human condition. Maybe the 16th century was a turning point. A slow turning indeed. Maybe America and the idea of a limited government is an experiment. Did it fail or is the ideal currently at the peak of its battle? Which way will you lean?

      • Bill Ross

        be “very” careful of the official “narrative” of history, or, anything else for that matter. In fact, to the degree that you have been “skooled”

        • Tom kauser

          please explain how Christmas is not saturnalia and why would the master switch roles around ancient Christmas with the slave CBD?

  • Danny B

    RE: the Wall St. party. Here is a good article on reversion to the mean;
    This article lays out very well just how far we will revert.

    • The question as always, is timing …

      • Bill Ross

        Which is a matter of WHEN the social / economic capital of civilization is dissipated enough to to hit the SHTF tipping point of “cannot achieve survival by peaceful division of labor”, leading to the Hobbsian “war of all, against all”. Not long, from the timeline perspective of history.

  • Tom kauser

    First you line them up to do something than you study ways to limit interest in the lineup? Without some form of socialism I cant see a large enough group of the unhappiest being able to raise up to disturb the happy.
    The happy are collecting a quarter percent on 20+ trillion and like the way things are progressing!

    • Bill Ross

      wait. Natural Law is dealing with it, filling the power vacuum of complacency, altering the environment (survival choices) such that complacency becomes an individual, summing to collective (unseen hand) survival threat:

      and, if “rule of man” decrees socialism, as an act of desperation, well, that is just an accellerant further making peace and productivity extinct, hastening the process of “getting REAL”, by adapting to “facts of life” and survival necessity.

      • Tom kauser


  • bionic mosquito

    JJ: To shed some light on these questions I have been
    reading some books by Lew Rockwell, Murray Rothbard, Larken Rose and
    Hans-Hermann Hoppe. I’m not ready to become a card-carrying anarcho-capitalist,
    but if the Rights we are all supposed to have pursuant to the Bill don’t soon
    materialize, this is not a good omen.

    BM: The joy I felt when reading these words….

    I know of Mr. Jaeger and his views primarily through the
    several interviews he has done here at DB.
    He was, in years past, a card-carrying “reform the system” type. As he has now moved into considering the
    likes of Rockwell and Hoppe, I am already eagerly awaiting his next interview
    here at DB where we will read of his complete transformation to a card-carrying
    anarcho-capitalist. Consistent thinking
    can only lead to this conclusion.

    JJ: As far as I’m concerned, when we abolish the Fed, we
    need to abolish all insurance companies as well.…But you MUST get rid of the
    insurance companies because they are parasitic middlemen that absolutely
    destroy free markets as much as fiat currency and endless regulations.

    BM: As a wonderful example of Mr. Jaeger’s evolutionary
    thinking, I recall a time when he vociferously advocated a “manage-the-Fed”
    plan of a fixed, 4% inflation mandate. What
    a refreshing change.

    As to insurance companies, I would not so quickly dismiss
    these. Between insurance companies and
    some form of homeowners associations, virtually all aspects of what we today
    call “government” can be dealt with via the market – including the possibility
    for each individual to NOT participate in one or both arenas.

    Finally, my vote for Mr. Jaeger’s next project: HOME
    SCHOOLED – Why Government and Corporate Schools Fail.

    Two pillars of the current state must be broken – frankly if
    either one is discredited the other will also crumble: central banking and
    government funding (and control) of education. I will humbly offer, however, a change in
    focus: I don’t care why government schools fail; teach why and how homeschools
    work and how homeschooling is the one effort that can both avoid the
    brainwashing and best properly educate the next generation.

  • Perry

    how’s he calculating ROI? Thanks

  • Bill Ross

    “insurance companies”

    We would live in a much better world if insurance were restricted only to “acts of god”. Consider how much more intense public outrage would be howling for dealing with criminals if we did not get insurance compensation for burglaries and other criminal predations. Insurance is socialist, dispersing the “costs of crime” society wide and, therefore making crime appears as less of a problem, fostering the “business case” of the law industrial complex, who can “afford” to be (and, our tolerance) inefficient and soft on crime (THEY NEED criminals and, for the “proceeds of crime” to appear viable for criminals). And, more tolerant of criminals (claimed to be “human nature”) pre-disposes us to accept the unchangeable “reality” and inevitability of our criminal “leaders”.

    And, I’m sure everybody has noted vastly increased insurance costs, to socialize the “cost” of the “insurance fraud” aspect of 9/11.

  • Danny B

    Re: extraterrestrials. It is estimated that just the Milky Way has 100–400 billion planets. Many of the stars are billions of years older than Sol. The latest discoveries about the electric universe change everything concerning interstellar travel. Super-luminal travel is just a matter of time. When we set off the first fission bombs, we sent a shock wave through the aether and announced our presence. Since then, we have been visited by every manner of interstellar tourist. Some came in jalopies and crashed. Sometimes they left some neat stuff behind;

    Imagine a world where everything is done by intelligent machines. You would have to work VERY hard to avoid boredom. Visiting every emerging planet would fill some time. Contact,, that is a different story. The minute that you contact an emerging culture / planet, they expect you to fix all their problems.

    The progress of mankind is a long succession of gaining more control over energy and resources. Extrapolate that and you arrive at a future with no shortage of energy and consequently, no shortage of resources. It is hard to imagine future wars over living space or energy or resources. Especially considering that birth control is so available.

    Japan has a falling population and can’t seem to come up with economic growth. Italy has a shrinking population and can’t seem to come up with growth.

    The unfolding neo-feudalism will crash the birth rate. Neither Fascism nor Socialism will entice people to have children.
    Something cool;

    • alaska3636

      If your comments stopped coming, I would wonder what the hell happened to you.

      Keep ’em coming.

  • 2prickit

    James; Long range shooting/hunting (400+m, yds.) is vogue in the great outdoors too–collateral damage, justified in the movie, does not get mention except locally and after a down range hunter, unseen in the bush , gets hit. But it’s in vogue, and not simply veterans practicing their skills at home. F-class shooting events are stimulating for the firearms market, sportsmen and defenders against tyranny as well. Thanks for All your efforts.

  • Praetor

    Yep. The system needs to be turned-up on its head. The endgame is where we are at! The hope is, will the unseen hand of human action, effect the outcome for the positive, at the end of the game. Do we see the light at the end of this dark tunnel. We will see. The tolling of the bell, is at hand.

  • James Jaeger

    Good AFTER THOUGHT Anthony — James

  • Haywood Jablome

    I can’t imagine why Gary Sinise isn’t interested in speaking with him…he seems to love the military! I think I will check out his films. It sounds like he tackles some interesting topics. Why the lack of viewers, I wonder. You would think freedom lovers would flock to these types of films. Thanks for bringing this to my attention DB.

    • Praetor

      Why the lack of viewers. PODpeople!! IPOD, IPAD, IPhone, I, I, I; ME, ME, ME; MINE, MINE, MINE; Losers. These are the ones we most worry about the most. PODpeople!! Believe me they don’t even know what freedom is.

      • Haywood Jablome

        You are right. I seem to forget what a small percentage of people are actually engaged. It’s sad.

  • Danny B

    Re: the military. The military-industrial complex is looking for new wars anywhere they can be instigated. They have a problem though.

    When the Merrimack and the Monitor fought it out to a standstill, British naval observers reported back to London that their entire navy was obsolete. Various military contractors have developed hypersonic missiles. Sunburn and Onyx are good, though early, examples. Since no human pilot can avoid them, the battle is left up to fast machines. Why do you think that all the U.S. carriers are in port or completely avoid war zones?

    The Chinese surfaced a rubber-covered submarine INSIDE a carrier battle group. Here are all the satellites and junk in orbit.
    Tell me that we are going to build a stealth carrier.
    Smart drones and missiles are the weapon of the future. Also, directed-energy weapons, climate and disease, et al. The uber-efficiency of modern warfare makes much of the military obsolete. Cyber-warfare and drones are the future. You don’t need to call in an airstrike, just use your “switchblade”,,, a 6 lb. drone.
    There is no defence for good missiles. The contractors have developed laser weapons but, they are woefully slow and weak. The IDF reports that Iran can launch 11,000 missiles a minute. No laser for that.

  • Dr. Weezil

    Lot of confused thinking, but he’s learning. The comments about insurance companies distorting price discovery is flat out wrong. In the medical field, because of the monopoly and price fixing structure set up by the state at the behest of the medical and pharmaceutical lobbies, the pricing structure has been grossly distorted due to lack of completion. Licensing laws and other barriers to entry such as the FDA establishment also force out only those who have the initial cash to buy into the crony system. The medical insurance system as we see it is the result of the state, not the other way around.

    But more to the point, in an unhampered market system, insurance is vital to entrepreneurial efforts by way of measuring risk. A measure of risk, determined by actuaries and codified by the willingness or unwillingness of an insurance carrier to offer you coverage and the price of the policy, offers a very important signal to lenders. Thus, creditors and investors use this knowledge to set their interest rates and chose whether or not they want to engage in certain business ventures. No no, insurance is very, very important to price discovery.

    • Interesting points.

    • thejerkstore

      Nonsense. All one has to do is look at the current model set up by Oklahoma surgical center, medical tourism and plastic surgery all set forth without any interference from insurance companies to see the prices are 70-80% less than the cost insurance ascribes to them. Why can these entities function profitably discern price discovery and continue to grow? Not because of insurance but rather the lack of.

  • Kansas Bright

    James Jaeger, Sir;

    First, I watch and buy everyone of your movies as I can in the “job market” environment we have today. Thank you for making them!

    Before you throw up your hands and walk away from political exposes and the education of the general public about our type of government and THEIR responsibilities within it, there is another group that desperately needs to be covered, the judicial branch.

    Why? Because everyone has been brainwashed into believing that they were given the duty to “interpret” the US Constitution, which is not true. They were given the duty to enforce it.

    Also because we have many corrupt judges willing to destroy our nation, our way of life, our legitimate government from within the system itself, and they have usurped powers that were NOT assigned to them.

    US Constitution, Article III Section 2: “The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;

    — to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;
    — to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;
    — to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;
    — to Controversies between two or more States;
    — between a State and Citizens of another State,
    — between Citizens of different States,
    — between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.
    — In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls,

    — and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.

    The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may
    by Law have directed.”

    Tucker’s Blackstone, Volume I, Chapter 1 on the Oaths, and how the duties assigned to the judicial branch must be carried out: “But here a very natural, and very material, question arises: how are these customs or maxims to be known, and by whom is their validity to be determined? The answer is, by the judges in the several courts of justice. They are the depositaries of the laws; the living oracles, who must
    decide in all cases of doubt, and who are bound by an oath to decide according to the supreme law of the land, the U.S. Constitution.
    Now this is a positive law, fixed and established by custom, which custom is evidenced by judicial decisions; and therefore can never be departed from by any modern judge without a breach of his oath and the law. For herein there is nothing repugnant to natural justice;…”

    Nor does the US Constitution give the judges lifetime tenure;

    US Constitution, Article III, Section 1: “The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.

    James Madison, Federalist 39, 250 – 53: “According to the provisions of most of the constitutions, again, as well as according to the most respectable and received opinions on the subject, the members of the judiciary department are to retain their offices by the firm tenure of good behaviour.”

    James Wilson, Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention: “The President of the United States is impeachable at any time during his continuance in office. The tenure by which the Judges are to hold their places, is, as it unquestionably ought to be, that of good behaviour…”

    There are many precedences regarding the “Good Behaviour” doctrine, here in the USA and within foreign nations.

    Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 78: ”In a monarchy (the good behavior standard) is an excellent barrier to the despotism of the prince; in a republic it is a no less excellent barrier to the encroachments and oppressions of the representative body… It is the best expedient which can be devised in any government to secure a steady, upright, and impartial administration of the laws.”

    If “Good Behaviour” “in a republic… “is a no less excellent barrier to the encroachments and oppressions of the representative body’”, and if “It is the best expedient which can be devised in any government to secure a steady, upright, and impartial administration of the laws”; then
    bad “Behaviour”, “Misbehavior” must matter precisely because that is the only “barrier to the encroachments and oppressions of the representative body’” with which to secure “a steady, upright, and impartial administration of the laws”” since that requirement can remove a judge from the position they occupy if they do not practice “Good Behaviour”. If using “Good Behaviour” within the courtrooms is what grants them life tenure, if it does; then using “Bad Behaviour” within the courtrooms would end that tenure, though the determination of the type of behavior used must be determined by a jury of the people through a Grand Jury Trial. (back to the Grand Jury towards the end)

    The Preamble to the US Constitution says, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

    This means that the people themselves are the last word on all of those who serve within the branches of our governments, though that “last word” must also be “in Pursuance thereof” the US Constitution.

    The concept is that “Good Behaviour” allows for the opposite, “bad behavior” or misbehavior.

    This is backed up historically by a debate John Adams had with William Brattle about the ‘tenure of judges’. At the end of the debate both men agreed that if a judge was appointed during good behavior, then he could also be removed by using “bad behavior”. But this removal was only after receiving a “hearing and trial, and an opportunity to defend himself before a fuller board, knowing his accuser and accusation”.

    The judge(s) whose behavior was in question would get a trial by jury made up of the people making that decision. Accountability through the “Good Behaviour” standard is critical to the continued freedom and independence of the USA; and keeping judges to the US Constitution instead of to factions, lobbyists, or to the different branches of government. It is the people as the jury who makes that decision of guilt or innocence of the judge regarding their behavior after being presented with the facts, not those who are serving within the 3 branches of the federal government or those serving within the state governments.

    John Adams also argued that the judiciary needed to not only be a separate branch of government; it also should have stable judicial
    compensation and tenure so long as judges maintain good behavior: He felt that: “they should hold estates for life in their offices; or, in other words, their commissions should be during good behavior, and their salaries ascertained and established by law.”

    “Good Behavior” was understood to be independent of the impeachment way of removal throughout history, foreign and American.

    “In English law, good behavior (quamdiu se bene gesserit) was a familiar legal term commonly used to describe tenure in such items as property, offices, employments, and licenses. The term meant that possession of the item would continue until the holder was shown, in a judicial proceeding, to have misbehaved. A grant during good behavior was distinguished from appointment during pleasure (durante bene placito). Thus, someone granted tenure during pleasure could be removed at will by the grantor, but someone granted tenure during good behavior could be removed only upon being convicted of misbehavior in a judicial proceeding. This understanding was affirmed over and over again during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Contrary to what one might suppose, good behavior tenure was not
    something peculiar to judges, or even to public officials. Private parties could and did grant good behavior tenure.” (Saikrishna Prakash and Steven D. Smith “Removing Federal Judges Without Impeachment”)

    There is nothing within Article 3 other than the requirement of “Good Behavior” to even consider that judges get life tenure for the office they occupy; except the “Good Behavior” provision itself allows for that assumption based on historic references that judges are to receive life tenure. That assumption of life tenure – which is not mentioned within the US Constitution itself – and the equally implied opposite of “Bad Behavior” (also not mentioned within the US Constitution) being a requirement for removal have equally strong standing constitutionally.

    1787 Northwest Ordinance granted territorial judges good behavior tenure. Then there was the1790 Crimes Act which provided that a judge convicted of taking a bribe would, by virtue of the conviction, be “forever . . . disqualified to hold any office of honour, trust or profit
    under the United States.” That conviction would deprive the judge of life tenure of the office being occupied. This falls under the “Good
    Behaviour” tenure.

    John Adams: “The dignity and stability of government in all its branches, the morals of the people and every blessing of society, depends so much upon an upright and skillful administration of justice, that the judicial power ought to be distinct from both the legislative and executive, and independent upon both, that so it may be a check upon both, as both should be checks upon that.

    The Judges therefore should always be men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependant upon any man or body of men. To these ends they should hold estates for life in their offices, or in other words their commissions should be during good behaviour, and their salaries ascertained and established by law. For misbehaviour the grand inquest of the Colony, the House of Representatives, should impeach them before the Governor and Council, where they should have time and opportunity to make their defence, but if convicted should be removed from their offices, and subjected to such other punishment as shall be thought proper.” (end quote of John Adams)

    Even modern judges agree that the people themselves can remove judges through the court system.

    “Thus, citizens have the unbridled right to empanel their own grand juries and present “True Bills” of indictment to a court, which is then required to commence a criminal proceeding. Our Founding Fathers presciently thereby created a “buffer” the people may rely upon for justice, when public officials, including judges, criminally violate the law.” (Good Behaviour” tenure) Justice Antonin Scalia writing for the majority said In the Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams, 112 S.Ct. 1735, 504 U.S. 36, 118 L.Ed.2d 352 (1992)

    The people believe that there is no way to hold our representatives accountable for their actions, few are aware of the militia as anything other then another government agency to be used against them (which is why I pass out Vieira’s books as I can, and refer them to your movies. But that is not the only way for us to hold them accountable.

    Justice Antonin Scalia writing for the majority said In the Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams, 112 S.Ct. 1735, 504 U.S. 36,
    118 L.Ed.2d 352 (1992): “The grand jury is mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but not in the body of the Constitution. It has not been textually assigned, therefore, to any of the branches described in the first three Articles. It is a constitutional fixture in its own right. In fact the whole theory of its function is that it belongs to no branch of the institutional government, serving as a kind of buffer or referee between the Government and the people”.

    “Thus, citizens have the unbridled right to empanel their own grand juries and present “True Bills” of indictment to a court, which is then
    required to commence a criminal proceeding. Our Founding Fathers presciently thereby created a “buffer” the people may rely upon for justice, when public officials, including judges, criminally violate the law.” (Misbehavior)

    “The grand jury is an institution separate from the courts, over whose functioning the courts do not preside, we think it clear that, as a general matter at least, no such “supervisory” judicial authority exists. The “common law” of the Fifth Amendment demands a traditional functioning grand jury.”

    “Although the grand jury normally operates, of course, in the courthouse and under judicial auspices, its institutional relationship with the
    judicial branch has traditionally been, so to speak, at arm’s length. Judges’ direct involvement in the functioning of the grand jury has generally been confined to the constitutive one of calling the grand jurors together and administering their oaths of office. The grand jury’s functional independence from the judicial branch is evident both in the scope of its power to investigate criminal wrongdoing, and in the manner in which that power is exercised.”

    “The grand jury ‘can investigate merely on suspicion that the law is being violated, or even because it wants assurance that it is not.’ It need not identify the offender it suspects, or even “the precise nature of the offense” it is investigating. The grand jury requires no authorization from its constituting court to initiate an investigation, nor does the prosecutor require leave of court to seek a grand jury indictment. And in its day-to-day functioning, the grand jury generally operates without the interference of a presiding judge. It swears in its own witnesses and deliberates in total secrecy.”

    “Recognizing this tradition of independence, we have said the 5th Amendment’s constitutional guarantee presupposes an investigative body ‘acting independently of either prosecuting attorney or judge”

    “Given the grand jury’s operational separateness from its constituting court, it should come as no surprise that we have been reluctant to
    invoke the judicial supervisory power as a basis for prescribing modes of grand jury procedure. Over the years, we have received many requests to exercise supervision over the grand jury’s evidence-taking process, but we have refused them all. “it would run counter to the whole history of the grand jury institution” to permit an indictment to be challenged “on the ground that there was incompetent or inadequate evidence before the grand jury.” {I believe since the Grand Jury is NOT under any branch that it would be unlawful for those who serve within the judicial branch to “supervise” anything a people’s Grand Jury does except administer the Oaths}

  • Sean Ryan

    The experiment in constitutionally-limited govt. ended in failure back in 1865 w/the CSA’s subjugation by the USA.

    Turns out the Anti-Federalists were right waaay back in the late 18th century…that central-govt. creating constitution wasn’t such a great idea…

    That so many bright (and not so bright) people waste their time promoting “constitutionalism” (which is a PROVEN failure) is just more evidence of how totally brainwashed Americans are.

    The most insane thing is when ‘constitutionalists’ says things like “It’s OUR fault the govt. ignores the constitution” or “WE’VE failed to uphold the constitution” (I particularly love it when a card-carrying Republican who voted for Reagan, GWB, McCain and Romney says this)…talk about blaming the victim and an inability to even CONSIDER the possibility that creating a central-govt. that would supposedly be limited by a piece of paper is a bad/failed notion.

    • Bill the eighth

      Lysander Spooner was on them over 100 years ago:

      But whether the Constitution really be one
      thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized
      such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it.
      In either case, it is unfit to exist.

      • Sean Ryan

        And yet people still cling to the myth of constitutionally-limited govt…