United Discontent

The Iron Triangle

It’s our job to expose the power structures that lie within government that need separating and checking.  Ideally government’s job is to seperate and keep power in check, but regardless the citizenry should be constantly on guard for any such structures.  Now, what is bewildering is what was once a barnacle becomes something permanent.  Such is the case for the Iron Triangle.  Wikipedia describes it as  “In United States politics, the iron triangle is a term used by political scientists to describe the policy-making relationship among the congressional committees, the bureaucracy (executive) (sometimes called “government agencies“), andinterest groups.”  Political scientists have a special word for it

The Iron Triangle

This Iron Triangle Is A Commonly Accepted Power Structure In Government

It wouldn’t take very much to show that our founding fathers would be against such interests.

Here is a great example from CATO (where the cato institute got it’s name from) an ANTI-FEDERALIST from November 22nd 1787, written to New York,  his 5th paper publish.

“And here I cannot help remarking, that inexplicitness seems to pervade this whole political fabric: certainty in political compacts, which Mr. Coke calls the mother and nurse of repose and quietness, the want of which induced men to engage in political society, has ever been held by a wise and free people as essential to their security; as, on the one hand it fixes barriers which the ambitious and tyrannically disposed magistrate dare not overleap, and on the other, becomes a wall of safety to the community — otherwise stipulations between the governors and governed are nugatory; and you might as well deposit the important powers of legislation and execution in one or a few and permit them to govern according to their disposition and will; but the world is too full of examples, which prove that to live by one man’s will became the cause of all men’s misery. Before the existence of express political compacts it was reasonably implied that the magistrate should govern with wisdom and Justice, but mere implication was too feeble to restrain the unbridled ambition of a bad man, or afford security against negligence, cruelty, or any other defect of mind. It is alledged that the opinions and manners of the people of America, are capable to resist and prevent an extension of prerogative or oppression; but you must recollect that opinion and manners are mutable, and may not always be a permanent obstruction against the encroachments of government; that the progress of a commercial society begets luxury, the parent of inequality, the foe to virtue, and the enemy to restraint; and that ambition and voluptuousness aided by flattery, will teach magistrates, where limits are not explicitly fixed to have separate and distinct interests from the people, besides it will not be denied that government assimilates the manners and opinions of the community to it. Therefore, a general presumption that rulers will govern well is not a sufficient security. — You are then under a sacred obligation to provide for the safety of your posterity, and would you now basely desert their interests, when by a small share of prudence you may transmit to them a beautiful political patrimony, that will prevent the necessity of their travelling through seas of blood to obtain that, which your wisdom might have secured: — It is a duty you owe likewise to your own reputation, for you have a great name to lose; you are characterised as cautious, prudent and jealous in politics; whence is it therefore, that you are about to precipitate yourselves into a sea of uncertainty, and adopt a system so vague, and which has discarded so many of your valuable rights. —

Is it because you do not believe that an American can be a tyrant? If this be the case you rest on a weak basis; Americans are like other men in similar situations, when the manners and opinions of the community are changed by the causes I mentioned before, and your political compact inexplicit, your posterity will find that great power connected with ambition, luxury, and flattery, will as readily produce a Caesar, Caligula, Nero, and Domitian in America, as the same causes did in the Roman empire.”

Also a great example of the use of a paper to mildly influence people.     The constitution is nice too

Section. 9.

Clause 4: No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken. (See Note 7)

Clause 5: No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

Clause 6: No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.

Clause 7: No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.

Clause 8: No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”

Who has time to read this kind of nonsense except for crazy people like me? 

Anywhoo,  We see many instances of such a triangle.  The problem is how to stop it.  Some people think the solution is honest men,  but have you ever seen a show where there is a president who always talks to like 4-5 people in black suits?  Usually the cabinet, but sometimes some other form of council, like game of thrones where it is a eunic and a mastere.  The point is, there lies certain people in power that do not change, despite who may be in the seat of the throne.  These people cannot simply be routed out by election alone, what to do with such people?  Many of these people we can identify by name, they are probably one of the 14 thousand of the elite.  Or more likely a position we do not even know.

Any Ideas?  We need them more than ever!  FRESH ONES!


Comment on the Elites

“One sense I’m getting here is that the American elite, along
with Europe’s, China’s and just about everyone but Russia’s his
suffering from three problems: First, none are really aware of
the political pressures on other elites. Second, they
completely misunderstand the alienation of the publics, three,
except for Volcker, they think this can be handled by the elites
among themselves. We have a crisis of the elites, in my view. “


Emotional Manipulation by The Elite

 

 

The Elite tell us who to hate and who to love.  This is their true power.  They understand complex and subtle things that most of us take for granted.  We’ve always imagined the biggest method of maintaining hegemony was powerful ideas, well constructed and reasonable arranged, but truthfully its emotional manipulation.  Edward Bernays used his uncle Sigmund Freud’s teaching to change the official propaganda of the US into a “public relations” that garned emotional support.  Even today we feel the love of Israel and the hate of Iran, coming mainly from people that have never left the US, or know a foreign language.  So people are hating and loving somebody they dont know living somewhere they dont’ know, and they are doing it venehemently!  While dispassionate liberal intellectuals have stopped “caring” or being MOVED by the emotional memes of the Elite, they’ve stopped caring about anything at all.  They think history its running its course, which it is, but not at the hands of anyone specifically.  To them, its all this giant retelling of evolution on a human scale.

The reason emotions control us is because emotions are not simply judgement– they are forms of being.  We think of anger and hate or love, and their object, and we say that we feel something in relation to a judgdement we’ve made about it.  I’m angry, because my friends are ignoring me, I’m resentful because i’m not being validated.  We say it like “I’ve reached this conclusion, because of these facts”.  Like there is still a space between Subject and Object.  As if “anger” was something we aquired, like a noun.  “woops looks like you found anger!”  when in reality anger and resentment and love are a Mode of being.  Being Angry, means doing-the-angry-thing. youre impulses re-arrange themselves to cope with the world differently.  Its like you go from being in economy mode to sports mode, the redistribution of energy around the body is changed.  When we’re angry, we’re performing the anger thing.  When a country gets everyone to be mad at someone, then somehow in our actions of being angry, we constititute some fundamental element of our anger because we feel the very things we’re looking for.  We don’t need justification to move on to our actions that are unjustified


Muckraker Journalist Sean Hoare Assassinated: A Practice Of Disinformation

Sean Hoare, the reporter who was the main beacon of light against the rupert murdoch case was “found dead” in his apartment monday morning.   The neighbors were shocked because of how well he seemed to be doing lately.  At about 9.15pm, three hours after the Guardian revealed Hoare had been found dead a police van marked “Scientific Services Unit” pulled up at the address, where a police car was already parked. Two officers emerged carrying evidence bags, clipboards, torches and laptop-style bags and entered the building. Three officers carrying cameras and wearing white forensic suits went into the flat at around 9.30pm taking away the body.   Obviously my suspicion is that he knew too much.  You notice the article for the guardian says how unspicious his death was, with random inserts of his drug and alcohol abuse.  If you read this without the blue insert you’ll notice you can see past the original edit, this insert blocks the flow of thought.  These kinds of subtle inserts are a process of subtle disinformation

This will of course, be the cause of death.  Why even mention things randomly like “i went to rehab, no coming back!” Why name the article “found dead?”

how was his body found dead?  Most reporters/famous people should be “missing” for a period then the smell of their corpses should rot, a neighbor should report it, somebody should go in and look.  You don’t just barge into someone elses house, and you don’t do it to somebody who was being as well protected as julia assange was during his wikileaks indictment and even now.

Why won’t the guardian feature this article on their home page for the website?  If you try to look for the death of sean hoare, its unpublicized on guardian!  while there are 7 mentions of murdoch only one of sean howre, and none about his death all of the attention is being drawn towards the trial

it’s not even on its mainpage, but looking  at reddit  it is the most popular search,

Why would murdoch overpublicize his own trial?  Who would make himself look bad?  This is his genius.  On the day of Sean Hoare’s death, murdoch is the process of trying to buy SKY TV.  Sky Tv is this interesting little device that will rule the british airways in a few years, the dawn was apt at mentioning this buy out.

“Even more importantly, perhaps the scandal will torpedo a controversial proposal for News International to buy up the outstanding shares in BSkyB, the holding company that owns Sky TV. This operation has become hugely profitable, sending its TV packages — as well as phone and broadband services — into millions of British homes. Although Murdoch owned some 39 per cent of the company, he wants total control, and his application has been pending with the government for months.

Many have opposed the proposal on the grounds that it would give one individual far too much clout. However, it was widely feared that the Conservative culture minister tasked with reviewing the application would not wish to antagonise Murdoch by turning him down. But with the ongoing scandal, one MP said News International would not be granted a licence to run a minicab service, leave alone buy up BSkyB. “

The guardian hasn’t mentioned the buy out, but this could be because the guardian is also part of murdoch’s own scheme,  by fighting himself versus an enemy he’s now made “the guardian” his alter.   when people want to get “the scoop” on murdoch they go to the guardian, we say, who hates him more?  where else is the latest footage on the trial?  you know the funny video where murdoch gets bopped in the face  with a pie.  the guradian publicizes that  “Tuesday 19 July 2011 was the most humble day of his life.”

Citizen canes xmen ability is not in preventing things from being said about you, its learning how to get the wrong shit said about you at the right time.  Even something that seems to be an attack on someones character might actually be a way to show someones humanity, quaintness.  In a year time from today do you think it’ll be easier to oppose murdoch or more difficult?   somehow more difficult, yet this “appears” to be a geniune attack against murdoch its actually going to benefit him.  now i’m not going to be that batshit crazy and say i know the reasons why, but its easy to see the effects of these actions!