Sunday, September 24, 2017

This cold hard article about Wilson's evil brings up some facts I hadn't heard before, but misses some of the major evils.

Prohibition didn't just create gangs, it directly killed lots of people:
To broaden support for the war, Wilson partnered with the Prohibition movement. Even before the 18th Amendment was ratified, Wilson banned beer sales as a wartime measure. Prohibition itself was a public-health disaster; the rate of alcoholism tripled during the 1920s. To punish lawbreakers, the federal government added poisons to industrial alcohol that was often converted into drinkable hooch; 10,000 people were killed as a result.

The author covers the Wilsonian creation of the Dust Bowl, which I've covered in detail. He misses the Russian Intervention, in which we COLLABORATED WITH THE AXIS BEFORE ARMISTICE to force "democracy" on Russia.

The parallels to modern times are overwhelming. The author was overwhelmed at one point, making a beautiful typo that the editors didn't catch:
Before the war began, Wilson declared in April 2015, “No nation is fit to sit in judgement upon any other nation.” In his war speech to Congress in 1917, he portrayed the Kaiser as a dictator (though Germany was actually far more democratic than most parts of the British Empire). By 1919, Wilson had totally reversed his moral compass, declaring, “In the last analysis, my fellow countrymen, as we in America would be the first to claim, a people are responsible for the acts of their government.” Unfortunately, that became the lodestar for subsequent U.S. warring — including the massive civilian bombings of Germany and Japan in World War II, in North Korea in 1952, in Vietnam, and in Iraq in this century.

is one date.

We should call this error a numo instead of a typo. Two numbers are identical, so it doesn't matter which symbols you use.


  Nibiru vs Gaia

Still on the subject of Owned CONversations......

Compare the Nibiru Prophets with the Gaia Prophets. On the surface both are doing the same thing. Both use fake math and bad theories to "predict" disasters. Both "refigure" their fake math when the prediction fails. Theory overrides all facts. If facts disagree with theory, add more epicycles.

Are they running the same scam? No.

Gaia Prophets are OFFICIAL prophets. They own the CONversation because their Tribe owns the media and the academies and the financial sector and the litigators. They are reprising the old GM scam, described in previous entry. The Gaian Prophets weaponize media and regulators to ruin industries that are NOT owned by the Tribe. Petroleum, logging, autos**, steel. When those industries are ruined or bankrupted, more of the economy moves into the hands of the financial sector which is fully Tribal, and litigators get rich from lawsuits against "polluters". Every time a financial corporation loses money from a natural phenomenon, a "polluter" can be held responsible and sued into bankruptcy. This is the primary purpose of the Climate Scam.

The old-fashioned apocalypse prophets are UNofficial and do not own the CONversation. Some of them are intentional scammers, surgically removing "cursed" money from the followers to purify them for the Rapture. Some prophets are honest and serious, using and losing their own money to spread the "knowledge" of the end times.

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**Autos: Musk is the exception that proves the rule. His autos were ELECTRIC from the start, making full use of the regulations and subsidies previously generated by the Climate Prophets to benefit the Tribe. Because the Tribe owns the CONversation, nobody is allowed to notice this.


  I call him "Doesn't like AI"

Via RT:
As Arkady Volozh, the head of Yandex, pitched him on the technology’s potential, the Russian president inquired about when AI ‘will eat us’.

The question seemed to baffle the head of Russia’s biggest tech firm, who was giving Putin a tour on the company’s Moscow HQ on Thursday.

“I hope never”, he replied after taking a pause to gather his thoughts. “It’s not the first machine to be better than humans at something. An excavator digs better than we do with a shovel. But we don’t get eaten by excavators. A car moves faster than we do…”

But Putin seemed unconvinced. “They don't think."
Yup. He gets it.

As I noted yesterday, the Russian cybernetic tradition is defensive, while the Five Eyes tradition is aggressive. Putin is carrying on the Russian defensive mode. Yandex is not.

All sides COULD defend their humans against rogue machines. We've been doing a fair job of it with moderately intelligent machines like Jacquard looms and CNC lathes. Now we've explicitly abandoned our defense with the new "law" authorizing full-force weaponizing of automobiles against pedestrians. Consistent. Our vile infinitely evil omnicidal dysgovernment has been full-force weaponizing EVERYTHING against Deplorables since 1989, while explicitly removing EVERY POSSIBLE FORM OF SELF-DEFENSE.

The only puzzle is why Musk claims to be against AI, when he's one of the main producers and promoters of AI.

Not really a puzzle. He's pulling a classic con game, which works when you Own The CONversation.

In an earlier pre-Tribal era, GM owned the CONversation about cars. GM pulled the same trick twice that I can think of, probably a lot more that weren't known.

(1) In the late 50s the Big Three were engaged in a stupid horsepower race, pulled by literal racing on the stock-car tracks. Each maker had its own captive racing teams, and each produced "heavy duty" engines and suspensions that were sold only to pro racers. The publicity was valuable. GM was tired of being upstaged by Deplorable Chrysler (who had actually started the race) so GM declared that it was done with the horsepower race and got the Manufacturer's Association to ban the "heavy duty" stuff and company teams. Chrysler and Ford went along because they were Owned by the CONversation. As soon as the others pulled out, GM jumped back in.

(2) In '61 the heads of GM and Chrysler happened to be together at some big Detroit social swaree, which was common at the time. GM's head made some casual remarks indicating that GM was about to downsize its big cars, which Chrysler's head "overheard" according to plan. Chrysler's head immediately ordered next year's big cars to be downsized. GM, of course, had no such intentions. GM continued upsizing while Chrysler idiotically downsized. (Chrysler SHOULD have known better, since they'd made the same exact mistake TWICE before, in '33 and '53.)

In today's Tribal era Musk automatically owns the CONversation about cars and machines in general, because Musk is the first Tribal to run a real auto company. So when Musk claims that he doesn't like AI, he's just preparing the ground for total Musk ownership of AI.


Saturday, September 23, 2017
  Dental strategy?

A local dentist is advertising on radio that he knows how to give you a "long-term strategy for dental health."

Undoubtedly just a slogan, but it points to a real problem.

I've used dentists regularly because I started with bad genes and bad habits. Around age 30 I began flossing which made SOME difference, but I didn't figure out the REAL difference until just 5 years ago.

Tomatoes. Vitamin C.

After I started eating one fresh tomato each day, my gums and teeth FINALLY got healthy. No more inflammation in the gums, no more cavities in teeth. Definite and sharp difference.

No dentist ever told me to eat more C. No dentist ever asked about diet. I had to figure it out by trial and error after 62 years of doing the wrong things.

Would the "long-term strategy" include diet? If not, it's not a strategy.


  Perfect match

Youtube's Suggested For You is getting a bit lazy. Previously the SFY stuff kept up with everything I wrote here. Today and yesterday I wrote about Ripley and Manuel Rosas and museums and libraries and (as usual) a whole fucking bunch about globalists and analog vs digital.

None of these easily identified targets showed up. Instead SFY gives me a feature on the 1955 Packard, which I last mentioned two months ago. Late or not, the item is an exact match.


Packard completely misses its target audience. The car is not demonstrated by a glamorous debutante to illustrate the no-muss easiness of shifting; it's driven by one of Packard's engineers with dirt under his fingernails.

"New touch-n-go driving"... What does touch and go mean? Precarious and possibly fatal.

"Like taking off on a trip to the moon!" You'll never come back from a Packard vacation. You'll be lost in space forever, looking forlornly at a tilted radio dial.

Drive like an engineer, get hopelessly lost and die in a vacuum. Perfect marketing to the luxury crowd.

The ad might have worked on existential hot-rod beatniks like Kerouac, but existential hot-rod beatniks couldn't afford new cars let alone Packards.
  Some propaganda ideas have a long and interesting history

From Billboard, July 1940.

Needless to say, BB was published in NYC by NYCers.

Transcribing last paragraph:

Some propaganda ideas have a long and interesting history. Due to conditions in Europe, some thorough investigations have been made into the propaganda let loose on the US since the World War. [WW1, that is] Investigation has shown that the slogan for not sending any more American soldiers overseas was first invented by a Communist on the West Coast and was widely used as Communist propaganda. About 90% of the American people swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

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Continuing the long and interesting history:
In yet another example of obvious disinformation being pushed by the establishment media, noted liar and MSNBC host Brian Williams took to the airwaves Wednesday to complain about the presidents use of the word “sovereignty” before interviewing a former CIA operative who declared that the literal idea of putting ones country first somehow “plays into Putin’s playbook”.
Yes indeed. The propaganda that non-intervention is a Commie plot has a long and interesting history.
  Ripley the model Insatiable

Listening lately to some Ripley episodes. I've noted before that Ripley was a firm globalist even during the FDR lucid interval when most Americans had settled into a less imperialist mode. Ripley's Insatiable genes bubbled up when WW2 started; he clearly felt more free to express his Insatiability.

From a 1944 episode:

Argentina gave us the first of the modern dictators, Ramirez in 1814 and later the infamous Manuel Rosas. Rosas never went to school so he mistrusted and hated educated people. He established storm troopers, and like Hitler abolished freedom of the press. He dissolved parliament and organized his own Gestapo, the Mazorcas, with orders to kill 7000 people a year for no reason at all.

Online sources vary in attitude but agree that Rosas was a hardass dictator and expansionist. No question there. The 7000 number seems to be a total of the purges during his reign, not an annual quota as Ripley said... but it's still an impressive number.

This 1961 article tried to get beyond the attitudes. US had major problems with Rosas for two reasons:

1. Our ambassador to Paraguay, Edward Hopkins, was a Bezos type who wanted to run Paraguay himself. He wanted Rosas to stop taking over Paraguay so Hopkins could own it. Hopkins insulted and condemned Rosas "on behalf of" USA, and Rosas responded in kind.

2. At one point Rosas seized some American ships that were close to the Falkland Islands. We broke off relations as a result. (Sounds familiar.)

So Ripley was right about the main theme, but he was wrong about the first thing he said, and the wrongness is revealing.

Rosas was NOT an uneducated man who hated education. Like many dictators he was the son of a successful aristocrat**. Ripley, a New Yorker, tossed the "fact" into the story to insult his own listeners. At that time the majority of American adults hadn't finished high school, and MANY had only two or three years of primary school before they started work on the farm.

Those "uneducated" Americans generally respected education because they hadn't experienced much of it. They believed the myths propagated by media, including Ripley. They wanted their kids to get more education, which led directly to our current mess.

If you were a typical man with 6 or 7 years of schooling, Ripley's BIGOTED claim that you were automatically a Hitler type would be deeply insulting.

Our demon media still push the same myth. More education is the cure for poverty. More education is the cure for bigotry. More education is the cure for dictatorship.

Perfectly backwards.

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**Aside from Freudian stuff, this common fact shouldn't be surprising. Aristocrats are selectively bred for ability to rule. Gaining and holding power is a difficult job, and it helps to have both talent and training. Thus beneficent rulers and hardass rulers both tend to come from aristocratic backgrounds. You have to be hardass to accomplish a beneficent purpose, and sometimes (as with Rosas) the hardass side goes well beyond necessity.


Friday, September 22, 2017
  That's why.

After looking (yet again) at the literally infinite superiority of analog models of intelligence, I had to ask: Why did Western** researchers abandon analog for digital a LONG time ago? At the time when they made the switch, analog modeling was moving ahead rapidly and digital was not obviously destined to succeed.

And then I saw the answer. It's an answer I've been giving often, but didn't associate it with the development of machine learning.

Digital is hackable. It's possible to insert or modify code via temporary connections or via radio. NSA and CIA are experts at changing code AND blinding the other parts of the system to the change.

Analog is not transparently hackable. To change the way a transistor or tube circuit works, you have to physically desolder a component and replace it with another, or change the setting of a pot. A spy who "repairs" your equipment is a fairly obvious intrusion. Even if you aren't watching your office carefully enough, a change to a carefully documented and measured device is easy to detect later.

The spy could create a temporary change in function by magnetically coupling to an inductive part of the ckt, or by introducing a fake scene or sound to fool the 'eyes' and 'ears', but such a change wouldn't last through a system reset.

NSA/CIA/GCHQ and their contractors Google, Apple, Facebook, etc, are paying billions for digital AI because they want total hackpower. They realized early on that analog systems would WORK TOO WELL and would be EXTREMELY HARD TO HACK from a distance.

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**Russian researchers continued working with analog for at least two decades. For sure they were smarter and more creative than Westerners, but maybe they had a specific goal in mind. Russian military equipment also remained tube and analog after Western went solid-state and digital. In that case the reason was openly stated and well known: Tube and analog electronics in planes and tanks is less susceptible to attack by inductive transients as well as hacking. As always Russia is DEFENSIVE and USA STRONG is AGGRESSIVE.

DEFENSIVE = analog and mechanical and tube. Physical reality is defensive.

AGGRESSIVE = software. Theory is aggressive.

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  Not really the same

One life universal that the 1969 analog modelers DIDN'T include was sleep.

Is sleep universal? Much more universal than foraging but I don't think it's 100%. This article on jellyfish seems a bit stretchy to me:
Researchers observed that the rate at which Cassiopea jellyfish pulsed their bell decreased by one-third at night, and the animals were much slower to respond to external stimuli such as food or movement during that time. When deprived of their night-time rest, the jellies were less active the next day. ...When they dropped food in the tank at night, Cassiopea responded to its treat by returning to a daytime pattern of activity.
Slower to respond? Not really sleep, just a habitual modulation of activity to fit the presence of food. Saving energy.
Lastly, when the team forced Cassiopea to pull an all-nighter by keeping it awake with repeated pulses of water, they found a 17% drop in activity the following day.
Waterboarding! Waterboarding! Where are the Animal Nights Activists when we need them?


Thursday, September 21, 2017
  New? Uncheck. Useful? Uncheck. Accurate? Uncheck.

If you're going to spend money on a project, you normally want to be sure it's new, useful, and accurate.

Here's a project guaranteed to miss all of those goals:
Leading neuroscientists are joining forces to study the brain — in much the same way that physicists team up in mega-projects to hunt for new particles.

The International Brain Lab (IBL), launched on 19 September, combines 21 of the foremost neuroscience laboratories in the United States and Europe into a giant collaboration that will develop theories of how the brain works by focusing on a single behaviour shared by all animals: foraging.
So much for the ACCURATE. Foraging is NOT shared by all animals. It's certainly common among our familiar furry and feathered friends. Chordates, mollusks, insects. But it's NOT common in many phyla that live on the ocean floor, waving tentacles and filtering food. No intelligence needed for filter-feeding. Even among the smart set, some types have chosen filtering. Clams, barnacles, tunicates, sperm whales. Whales are plenty smart, but some of them don't bother to forage. Just cruise along with your mouth open and let the filter do the work.
The pilot effort is an attempt to shake up cellular neuroscience, conventionally done by individual labs studying the role of a limited number of brain circuits during simple behaviours. The ‘virtual’ IBL lab will instead ask how a mouse brain, in its entirety, generates complex behaviours in constantly changing environments that mirror natural conditions.
Is this new? Well, I guess you could say that simulating only a tiny fraction of what SOME animals do, and getting it incurably wrong, is new. Yes.

All of this has been done before, VASTLY better and VASTLY more precise and complete.

Why better? Because the earlier efforts were ANALOG.

The real system is ANALOG, with INFINITE layers of excitation, inhibition, feedback upon feedback upon feedback, delta detection, delta-squared detection, delta-cubed detection, smoothing, integration, memory, and above all PURPOSE.


You can do all of those things with a few components when the components are REAL AND ANALOG. Everything is simultaneous in an analog system.

You can't even properly simulate one feedback loop with software, because the software is always operating in STEPS OF TIME and STEPS OF VALUE. Nothing is simultaneous.

Here's a purely wonderful series of articles in British Practical Electronics mag, all by G.C. Brown, laying out a project that was actually built in a mechanical 'animal', and showing the reader how to build the same 'animal'. Typical of the period, it was a ground-dwelling wheeled critter, an ancestor of today's Roomba.

Just listing some of the topics to give a sense of the TOTAL coverage:

11/68 intro, conditioned reflex, cutting out distraction

12/68 Excitation/inhibition/feedback, memory, delta, touch sensor, light sensor, avoidance. (Also includes the Stock Game that I mentioned earlier, which is a separate example of an analog 'learning' ckt.)

2/69 SELF-RECOGNITION with a ckt to do it, mutual recognition, auditory perception

3/69 Building the animal, work and reward!!!

There's your PURPOSE.

Each of these articles includes a wonderfully clear and precise and ACCURATE description of how real animals perform the specified function; a block diagram of how to simulate it, and an ACTUAL BUILDABLE CIRCUIT that does the function. Each of the actual circuits has around 10 transistors and 20 R and C passive components. The final result is complex, but it's no worse than something like an oscilloscope.

These articles could be used to develop a lab course in REAL neurology and REAL social science. The ckts would need to be kit-ified** using breadboarding systems like Snap Circuits. Teamwork and discussion could lead to understanding both neurology and philosophy, far more accurately than academic software or academic "philosophy".

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**Kits: Needless to say, Kit #10 would be a module that causes the machine to extend its front sensor repeatedly and beep randomly when a button on the dorsal side is pushed.

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  Why are all curators alike?

Somebody on some website was complaining about the "new" and "unprecedented" partisanship of librarians. Following my perpetually constant form, I posted my perpetually constant comment that prudish and partisan librarians are perpetually constant. Nothing new about the current trend, nothing new about me saying nothing is new. Metaconstant.

Even so, writing my standard comment raised a nonstandard question.

Regular public librarians censor books and facts that question globalism.

Google is a corrupt librarian serving as an advertising agency. Thus you'd think that Google's style of partisan prudery would be commercially driven.

A commercial librarian should censor books and facts that question the interests of its paying sponsors. (Pre-modern newspapers did behave this way.)

But no. In fact Google behaves just like the public librarians. It censors facts and searches that question globalism.

Question: Why don't we have ANY archivists or historians or librarians or journalists or museum curators on the OTHER side?

Why do ALL jobs classified as 'curating' serve Goldman and Soros? I don't see the necessary connection. Seems like you could have an innate talent and desire to curate stuff without being a loyal globalist slave, but it never happens.

Selection by education doesn't answer the question because Google's archivists weren't trained in university Departments of Library Science.

Who is censoring the censors?

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How do you know which side of a "debate" is good?

"Scientists" jail you for questioning "science".

Astrologers don't jail you for questioning astrology.

Non-smokers jail you for smoking in the wrong place, which is pretty much every place.

Smokers don't jail you for not smoking.

Bankers jail you for using cash.

Goldbugs don't jail you for using debit cards.

Globalists bomb you for questioning the Empire.

Localists don't bomb you for being a globalist.

The non-jailing and non-bombing and non-interventionist side of each debate is good. The jailing side is bad. Jailoleth.

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Footnote for clarity: This isn't meant to be a universal rule. Obviously some punishments for harmful ACTIONS are necessary. I'm only talking about these particular divisions, where one side wants to control your BELIEFS AND ATTITUDES and the other doesn't.


  Golden ground

I made a basically valid analogy in previous post about the BRICS abandonment of the dollar, moving to a gold-based currency system.

Gold is a ground point, a universally agreed zero origin.

Central banks are a fake ground, based on a fake "value" created from nothing. Because the number can be moved any time the Tribe wants to move it, all other nations must constantly adjust their own economies to Ben and Janet's momentary whims.

Let's see if I can stretch this analogy to the breaking point as usual.

Start here:

A properly functional and independent national economy has a natural floor and ceiling of total activity, based on population and skills and resources. The natural floor and ceiling move in a natural way when those three variables change. When skills and production methods improve, more real value is created, so the money supply naturally increases, and the unit of currency remains basically constant.

When the unit of currency is forcibly hardwired to Ben and Janet, the natural feedback loop is busted. B and J can alter the exchange rate at any time without any change in the country's internal skills and resources. If the country wants to continue exporting, something else has to give way.

Because B and J know exactly what they're doing, the adjustment in other countries always ends up serving the interests of B and J. Sometimes the adjustment means total devotion to sweatshop labor, sometimes total devotion to oil production, sometimes total shutdown. The crime varies but the crime is always destructive.


Using a universally agreed standard like gold SNATCHES POWER AWAY FROM BEN AND JANET. Each small country can make its own internal and external arrangements without worrying about an aggressive external shift in the methods of communicating and transacting.

Gold isn't the currency, it's the GROUND POINT for commerce.

Commerce on solid gold ground:

Commerce with the Tribe standard:

The same effect occurs inside the country ruled by B and J, except that the exchange rate is not the primary twister and turner. Instead the dizzying shake-n-bake comes from interest rates, regulations and litigation, all fully owned and forced by the same Tribe that forces exchange rates externally.

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  Resurgent bad, surgent good. Why?

Euro commentators are screeching about the 'resurgence' of AfD, a party that is tired of wartime guilt.

How come we never screech about the 'surgence' of similar attitudes in Japan? No 'resurgence' needed because Japan has constantly refused to apologize for its pre-1945 activities. In the last two years there has been a very slight symbolic 'desurgence' as Jap prime ministers verbally apologized to Korea. But no reparations, and no apologies to the rest of Asia.

Japan's slaughter was TEN TIMES LARGER AND TEN TIMES LONGER than Germany's slaughter. Japan was killing and raping pretty much everything east of Persia. Parts of Russia, most of China, all of Indochina, all of Korea, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Phillipines.... everything east of Persia. And they were doing this from 1895 to 1945. Fifty years.

Germany's slaughter was confined to France and Poland and parts of Russia, and lasted only 5 years.

Despite this hundredfold multiple in spatiotemporal extent, all of Japan's political parties have been unrepentant since 1945. And we've never complained.


  Missing the point as usual

Via ZH as usual:
“One year after inviting Putin to the Clinton Foundation event, she approved the sale of 20% of America’s uranium capacity to Russia,” Conservative Review noted. “Shortly thereafter, donors connected to the company that was sold to Russia contributed $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation.”

These newly released emails simply prove what most already knew – Hillary Clinton’s collusion with Russia is far deeper than Donald Trump’s.
True but not the main point. The main point is that BOTH Hillary and Trump BETRAYED Russia. Both gave hints and promises of ordinary cooperation, then made war against Russia.

Standard procedure for USA STRONG, consistent since 1917.

Betray all allies. Break all treaties. Demand obedience then kill the victim after he obeys.

We are pure evil. We are pure sin. We are pure crime. We need to be removed from the Earth.

Patience. Natural JUSTICE is taking care of things.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  Se-lu 12, UN edition

Article by Wayne Madsen, repub'd in ZH, discusses retribalizing. Not a new subject, and Madsen doesn't add anything new. The best insight comes from a point he missed......
The world is “going tribal” and there is little the governing globalists and elites can do about it. They brought this situation upon themselves with their aloofness and ignorance. The UN General Assembly will soon welcome 193-member state leaders to its plenary session in New York. The UN may do well to plan for future sessions at which 300 or more member-state leaders, from Åland to Zanzibar and Baltistan to Mthwakazi, converge on New York.
First, it's not aloofness and ignorance, it's infinite evil.

Second, the UN has always been a main tool of US imperialism. The non-globalist side made a mistake by thinking they could take it over in the '60s. They made a louder noise that way, but they didn't succeed in slowing down USA STRONG.

You can't solve a problem inside a problem. You have to get out of the problem to solve it.

Normally the GETTING OUT is just a necessary preLUde to the soLUtion, LOOsening your mind so you can see all the internal and external connections.

In the case of an organization controlled by one evil power, the GETTING OUT part is the soLUtion all by itself. The evil power requires ALL countries to be part of the UN. When the UN includes only about 1/3 of the world, it won't be worth the trouble and it will fade. It won't go away, of course. Parkinson requires it to find a new mission and continue increasing its budget and workforce. But its new mission won't be ABLE to infect the entire world because most of the world won't be connected by treaties. The new UN won't be automatically entitled to send blue-helmeted cholera carriers and war igniters to any chosen destination.

This auto-breakup is already visible in the realm of banking and trade, where the counter-empire is setting up COMPETING organizations. The counterforces are building their own clearing system for transactions, and their own GOLD-BASED standard for their own currencies.

Returning to the gold standard is crucial and smart. Without a physical basis for comparison, the Empire can set all values with one control knob because the Empire's own currency is the only basis. There's nothing intrinsically magic about gold, but it's universally and traditionally understood as a GROUND POINT.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Finally. After 80 dry days. Welcome change. I hope this doesn't herald the start of 80 wet days. Probably does. We can't escape from Rex.
  Non-interventionist profits

We haven't always been hopelessly crazy.

Our current infinite looniness echoes our condition exactly 100 years ago. In 1917 all of our media and schools and churches were squawking the same verbatim overmodulated globalist evil, aimed at Germany. Anyone who questioned the squawk was jailed. The only difference is the target, though our ACTIONS in 1918 indicate that our infinitely evil dysgovernment was primarily interested in working WITH Germany to obliterate Russia. We had to get the Krauts under control first.

Between 1920 and 1933 we gradually RECOVERED from our hopeless idiocy. I still don't know how this happened. Most of Wilson's globalist bureaucracy was dismantled, violating Parkinson's Law which requires bureaucracies to grow exponentially after their mission is done. We turned inward and spent all of our energy on an idiotic bubble. When we reached the end of that bottle, we FINALLY acquired sanity, and remained sane from 3/4/33 to 4/12/45. Sanity had enough inertia to remain in control for a year or so, until Globalists got reorganized and grabbed all the levers again.

Lately I've been pointing out examples of NON-INTERVENTIONIST thinking and writing and media from our brief lucid interval, in the hope that something will lead to a rediscovery of the cure.

Example 1.
Example 2.
Example 3.
Example 4.

I've also pointed often to the intentional cultivation of SHORTWAVE bands on radios during the lucid interval, meant to help ordinary Americans understand the world. NOT CONQUER THE WORLD, UNDERSTAND THE WORLD.

Here's a beautiful new example of the nexus. Non-intervention was PROFITABLE.

From a 1934 GE brochure boosting the advantages of radios with a shortwave band:




Note the OBJECTIVE LANGUAGE and the EMPATHETIC UNDERSTANDING that other people had different ways of doing things. Our job was not to delete heresy but to appreciate variety, and GE wanted to MAKE MONEY from this appreciation.

Now our corporations, especially including GE, are no longer in business to make money; their sole goal is to obliterate the universe.

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