Friday, May 17, 2013

Sixteen Sweet Things the State Will Never Reveal



Abstract

The 20th century brought us the scary C-word -- Communism. The 21st century has given us an even scarier C-word -- Capitalism. But capitalism is not to blame for our economic mess and failure of government to shelter us from other crises. The real culprit is losing our leverage through Corporatism.

The new "red scare" is the Red, White, and Blue because this has given the United States a new F-word, Fascism. Does this sound like propaganda? You're right, it is propaganda however, this does not mean that it is not an accurate illustration of what we are witnessing.

Propaganda is very difficult to define therefore sometimes it must be defined under the context of its usage. I highlight this point to demonstrate that I have no underlying self-serving motives. My words can always be taken at face value. My only wish is to truthfully inform and motivate people into action.

I really do not care under which economic system (capitalism, communism, socialism, resource based, etc.) I live under as long as I live under an ethical government that does not allow the piracy of my wealth and the hijacking of my representation to be auctioned off to the highest corporate (or union) bidder.

The Sweet Sixteen

As promised here are the sixteen things that government will never reveal to you. In addition, I shall keep this regularly updated by adding "bonus" items as they come to me. If you can think of any others please post them in the comments.You will be credited.

  1. The federal income tax is illegal and the IRS is an illegitimate institution.
  2. About 75% of all tax revenues at all levels of government go to pure waste.
  3. The Federal Reserve is a money skimming operation by the bank cartels. Every time the Treasury Dept. requests freshly printed money it issues a bond to the loaning institution. This bond not only requires that all money printed be returned to the issuing bank but it must also be repaid in interest even though this newly printed paper money was printed out of thin air and not backed by anything. In other words all money that is issued is already owned by the Federal Reserve even though it is legally counterfeited. This is the primary reason for poverty and unemployment in America.
  4. Inflation is a result of the Treasury Dept issuing bonds to the Federal Reserve to expand the money supply. This is a hidden tax. When we notice that our cash money is losing value it is because of inflation which is an expansion of the money supply. Such bills have no intrinsic value therefore it steals value from the existing money supply. And, who holds this freshly printed money? The United States government of course.This is why it is a hidden tax.
  5. The Federal Reserve is also the primary reason for the national debt because once again, it creates debt every time money is issued to the Treasury Dept.
  6. All banks who are members banks of the Federal Deposits Insurance Corporation may practice legal counterfeiting by loaning out nine times the amount of money that they have deposited in their reserves. This is called fractional reserve banking and it is practiced by most banks. This also expands the money supply resulting in inflation.
  7. The federal government intends on relieving itself of this debt with what they call "quantitative easing." This means that they will print more fiat (worthless Federal Reserve Notes) money to tax us all out of this debt. This will spawn hyperinflation. Think of hyperinflation as hypertaxation. It will draw the American economy into another great depression perhaps as deep as the Great Depression of 1929-1941.
  8. Most Americans are brainwashed, ignorant, and stupefied because of mass media programming and political correctness.
  9. Having children is the primary cause for scarcity, pandemics, pollution, mass extinctions, and ecological damage. It is also one of the primary reasons for war. The land mass essentially remains static however populations steadily grow resulting in even stiffer competition for resources and land.
  10. Not everyone who has the right to vote should vote. People who vote without first investigating through independent sources all sides of issues and candidates are doing far more harm than if they had no exercised their patriotic and civic duty.
  11. No one in government cares for you. Their staged performance for your welfare (well being) is a ploy to harness your vote and loyalty so that you help them step up the Darwinist social ladder. This means that most bills that are passed by our elected representatives have a deeply embedded and hidden self-serving agenda. In addition to this most bills at all levels of government are now written by lobbyists. Still further it is now well known that most bills are not even read by our elected representatives at any level of government.
  12. As long as we must pay taxes on our legally acquired fully paid private property there is no such thing as property rights. Even if we have the deeds in our possession. This means that mortgages and taxation is all a scam and we are only leasing property from the government. This also applies to automobiles.
  13. The failing public education system is very deliberate. It helps keep the masses ignorant, passive, and complacent.
  14. The justification of "national security" for government classifying information as "secret" or "top secret" is false. The federal government and most state governments are criminal institutions. They perpetuate fraud, wars of aggression, extortion, hijacking of our representation, piracy of our wealth, human rights abuses, the dismantling of our constitution, and many other crimes and policies of oppression. They use the cover of national security as justification to hide these covert activities in order to protect those in government and private corporations who drive political change by unlawful means.
  15. There is no God. Religion and the concept of God are tools perpetuated by all governments to prime society into accepting false claims by authority figures. It is also a tool for moderating dissent among an extorted and disgruntled population.
  16. We do not live in a free democracy. This is because our representation is hijacked and our wealth is pirated by corporations and unions through campaign financing, promises of future job offers to elected officials, and their guidance or outright authoring of legislative bills.
  17.  (Bonus 1) Patriotism is nationalist propaganda. Its main utility is to harness your blind unquestioned loyalty to a government that is controlled by a small group of elite individuals with underlying self-serving motives. It results in us becoming complacent in a bubble of false security that our government has placed us in. We thus become passive and loyal to the very same institution which we should fear most - our own federal government.
  18. (Bonus 2) America is now officially a fascist (corporatism) state. How deep we allow it is entirely up to us.
  19. (Bonus 3) Giving to non-profits who benefit medical research is counterproductive to finding treatments and cures for medical conditions and disease. Why would any medical research corporation release any cures if it hit their bottom line hard and cut off their gravy train of charitable donations?
  20. (Bones 4) Just like the federal government is controlled by corporations, most state and lower governments are controlled by public-sector (and some private as well) labor unions. I call this state-level fascism through unionocracy.

Recommended Viewing

Please see the following free full-length film, End of Liberty. It is produced by the think-tank group National Inflation Association and was uploaded in October of 2010. This film pulls no punches. Our liberty is under attack with far too many oppressive laws and criminal institutions who are literally stealing our wealth under the cover of helping the community and fighting terrorism. Two more outstanding films to watch are End of America and America: Freedom to Fascism.







Top image courtesy of kazvorpal.com.

© 2013 Jules Manson — All Rights Reserved

The American Apartheid Machine

This article is primarily about government workers and their unions. It argues that just like with corporations at the federal level, unions also hijack our representation at all levels of government resulting in building a special privileged and protected class of workers which I call the apartheid class. They are so well rewarded that they become fiercely loyal to the government regardless of all the abuses imposed onto the public or the overall harm to society and our country. The damage this practice brings is staggering to our liberties and our economic well being.



Taxation without Representation

When any level of government becomes more concerned with protecting government employees and other special interests over taxpayer’s needs, it has lost focus and this misguided set of concerns is essentially what defines taxation without representation. Hence, such a state can be be said to have become a government by the people for the government. This is especially true when austerity (cuts to services and entitlements to the public) becomes policy to save public employee pensions and other niceties of this privileged and protected class.

Private unions such as Teamsters, electricians, and pipefitters, for example, work on free-market principles because competition exists in the market for their services and we have the option not to employ them. They do not generally impose their services and coerce costs onto the general public. Such unions are also needed in acquiring quality, hard working, skilled laborers and technicians at a fair wage for their vital expertise and labor. Without unions there would be far less protections for labor against predatory corporatism which guides self-serving business policies into regulation.

However public-sector labor unions (government workers) hijack our representation at all levels of government by financing the campaigns of candidates. Hence, elected candidates will lean legislation in the favor of their financiers. It is even now common practice for lobbyists to author many bills. This coup over government results in the piracy of our wealth through taxation and slanted business regulations. This is not the free market at work because the general public cannot opt out of the imposed costs. A government that represents the public would make certain that it dispensed the highest possible quality services at the lowest yet fair cost.


Noble Public Servants?



It is now well known that government workers can retire and receive a pension so early in their careers that they often take up second jobs with another government post and eventually end up double-dipping into public pension funds. They can actually work for one government office while collecting a pension from a previous post. Some even return to the same job as a consultant while collecting a pension from the very same job they retired from. Did you know that public pensions are guaranteed by law regardless of how much risk pension fund managers take while investing these funds? This means taxpayers must cover any losses by such investments.

Providing the public workforce with an almost impenetrable job security, a ridiculous number of redeemable vacation, holiday, and sick days, and essentially no accountability for poor work performance creates a new social class of very privileged and self-entitled laborers. They also receive a wage for most positions that private industry cannot compete with. Furthermore, it is in the interest of unions to grow government because this raises their revenues through member dues. This spawns an over-bloated and over-staffed bureaucracy that just keeps on growing until it runs deficits. Such deficits often results in higher taxes and reduced services to cover them.

Despite all this let us not overlook two facts. Government workers who retire early and take up a second job cheat someone else out of a job opportunity. They are also eligible to receive social security payments like the rest of us; all at the cost of you the taxpayer who often has to work past the age of 65 to support these public servants for their remaining natural lives. This is not unlike welfare recipients, only these recipients can wring us for many times the value of a single downtrodden person who may actually need economic assistance. This is just part of their unsustainable compensation packages guaranteed to them for life for performing their most noble duties for an overstaffed dishonorable broker of the community known as any level of government.

California has a state income tax of about 10% and another near 10% sales tax which was raised recently while in the middle of a deep recession. Unemployment rates are reported to be at 12% in California however the true number is always twice that. This is because part-time employees, those who exhausted their unemployment benefits, and those who have given up searching for work are not counted. This is likely a deliberate deception to mask the true extent of the state of the economy.

Federal. state, county, and city (e.g. Measures C and H in Carson, CA) governments will attempt, and do succeed (e.g. Measure C), to pile on more taxes and fees to pay for the growing debt and deficit spending which is most often attributed to unsustainable pensions and other niceties.


But What is Apartheid?

a·part·heid [uh-pahrt-heyt, -hahyt]
noun
  1. (in the Republic of South Africa) a rigid policy of segregation of the nonwhite population.'
  2. any system or practice that separates people according to race, caste, etc.


Although entry 1 may not exactly fit, if the word racism is replaced with collectivism we still have something that much resembles apartheid that is practiced today by the United States and many other countries at all levels of government. However entry 2 does fit without any modifications. Therefore apartheid is basically government enforced segregation with respect to rights and privileges.

The following were lifted from Wikipedia with almost no edits applied. The entry for Apartheid in South Africa is given for historical reference. The entry for Apartheid (second item) gives us a more credible definition of this South African term:

Apartheid in South Africa was a system of racial segregation enforced by the National Party governments of South Africa between 1948 and 1994, under which the rights of the majority non-white inhabitants were curtailed and white supremacy and Afrikaner minority rule was maintained. Racial segregation in South Africa began in colonial times. However, apartheid as an official policy was introduced following the general election of 1948 which by coincidence is also the year that Israel was established.

New legislation classified inhabitants into four racial groups (native, white, coloured, and Asian), and residential areas were segregated, sometimes by means of forced removals. Non-white political representation was completely abolished in 1970, and starting in that year black people were deprived of their citizenship, legally becoming citizens of one of ten tribally based self-governing homelands called Bantustans — four of which became nominally independent states.

The government segregated education, medical care, beaches, and other public services, and provided black people with services inferior to those of white people.


Apartheid is an Afrikaans word meaning “separateness.”


Practicing segregation with respect to ethnicity or social structure was not limited to South Africa. The United States including Israel and almost every country throughout much of history have practiced this upon the lucky native people who were not murdered by their aggressive colonialist occupiers. However, apartheid existing throughout current and world history is no justification for perpetuating it. Therefore it is critical to demand that equal individual human rights are honored else governments always drift away from moderate forms of collectivism which suspend civil rights toward outright fascism that eliminates them.

The Apartheid Government



The three social-classes (or economic) model is either a myth or it is obsolete. There are two more levels of unearned affluence that the press and the state deliberately ignore.

Collectivism builds two economic apartheid classes of privileged citizens that are endowed with rights, earnings, opportunities, and protections that are not offered to the general public. Even their expected future returns on their vested pensions are secured by law with public funds while almost everyone else in private industry is accountable for their own risk that comes with a 401K or other retirement programs. Very early retirement to take a second job at some other department of the government while collecting on a pension is not unheard of. And then there is the excessive number of holidays, sick time, vacation days, and unbelievable job security which makes it almost impossible to terminate their employment should it be necessary.

Many departments at all levels of government are also grossly overstaffed including the ranks of the managers. What do they all do? Of course this describes the syndicate known as government workers (lower apartheid). All are represented at all levels by a very powerful category of lobbies known as public-sector labor unions.

Those who guide public policy are the upper apartheid. These are the top brass of plutocratic elites. They should not be confused with vanilla flavored upper-class wealthy people who play no role in directing public policy other than voting or contributing small amounts to campaigns. The real despots are those who usually control large shares of major corporations or sit on their boards and use this power to hijack representation by financing all viable moderates within the same election race through campaign financing. In other words, they finance everyone because they do not care who wins as long as they can buy the government. This also includes public-sector labor unions and Washington lobbies especially the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC or Israel lobby).

These are the people who hide behind a curtain of secrecy while driving public policy at the federal and sometimes local level. In doing so, it is in their interest (economic and self-preservation) to make certain that no disruption in government occurs.



Elected public servants endow government workers with this much affluence and privilege to manufacture a machine that is fiercely loyal and entitled. Thus their concerns for helping the needy by employing collectivist public policies is disingenuous or misguided because such socialism is exactly what breeds unemployment, homelessness, poverty, crime, substance abuse, mass crises, public unrest and anxiety, extremism, and many other social maladies that the government is depended on to shelter us from. The state will then extend authoritarian control by expanding the police state and growing social programs to relieve us of this while ignoring the root cause. That is how the state grows and protects itself.

The following are just a few perks (there are many many more) that some government workers are endowed with beyond their compensation packages:

  • One Bill of Rights for You, Two Bills of Rights for Them: In California peace officers are granted extra protections that would shelter them from charges of assault or abuse onto the public. This is very typical of an apartheid state.
  • California: Government Plates Immune from Tolls, Photo Tickets: In California many government workers are granted exemptions from certain traffic and parking citations. This is very typical of an apartheid state.
  • Public workers’ perks hit taxpayers: Government workers in many states are gaming the system to not only retire early but to also boost their pensions which are guaranteed regardless of the risk that pension managers take; while the rest of us in the private sector must often work past the age of 65. This is very typical of an apartheid state.
  • Government Employee Benefits: This is an article of various other perks that government workers are entitled to for their very noble service to the public.
  • California Labor Law: When a Union Dictates the Right to Work: California is not a right to work state. This means that if your employer has a collective bargaining agreement with a labor union for your particular type of work, you cannot opt out. This is actually a perk for those workers who wish to be a part of a union because it strengthens their bargaining positions.



Unmasking the True Face of Society


This is the mask of illusion that they want us to see:


  • Upperequal rights for everyone from a hardworking millionaire to the Rockefellers. Almost no dependence on the state.
  • Middleall hardworking government workers and those from private sector have equal rights. Almost no dependence on the state.
  • Lowerthe downtrodden all have equal rights. But they are highly dependent on the state therefore social programs and unearned entitlements are instituted to sustain them.


This is the unmasked reality that they do not want us to become aware of:


  • Upper Apartheidplutocrat elites who control the economy, public policy, and money supply through a central bank. But acquiring their wealth is highly dependent on their privilege to control the state. Hence, they are more dependent on it than any other class.
  • Uppertypical wealthy people from private sector. They have almost no dependence on the state.
  • Lower Apartheidvery privileged government workers who are more dependent on the state than all classes combined except for the upper apartheid.
  • Middletypical private sector workers with fewer rights but with almost no dependence on the state.
  • Lowerthe downtrodden with fewer rights. Ironically, although they are highly dependent on the state they are not the most dependent class.



The System Is not Broken



Whenever any public employees fail or are found to be in dereliction of duty, the top brass within their department or bureaucracy will procure a spokesperson to apologize or justify their conduct to the public. Propaganda is spewed as they expertly employ their finely crafted skills at media spin in an attempt to moderate or prevent a crisis of public opinion. Voluntarily releasing the names of those responsible almost never occurs. They are almost always protected and rarely terminated for their illicit or negligent behavior. A paid leave or suspension is the most common consequence for their culpability. Ironically, it sounds a lot like a reward.

However, there is always a sure fire scapegoat that can almost always carry the fault while protecting those responsible. It is often blamed on a: the system is broken. How convenient! To prevent falling in disfavor (access would be denied) with some politicians and/or some public offices, reporters will often not pressure them for more details or for the names of those responsible for their failure.

Making those accountable for perverting justice, corrupting government, or simple negligence is really the only way to end abuse and their unwavering loyalty to the state. We need to name names because behind every broken system (church, the state, etc.) are individuals hiding behind it who caused it to become that way. There is no such thing as a broken system; only broken individuals — criminals.


The Solution

It begins by removing conflicts of interest. Our primary goal should be to get all levels of government back on focus of a government by the people for the people. One solution to union and corporate lobbying is campaign finance reform. Contributions must be limited to individuals only. In other words, reforms are needed to prevent public unions and corporations from directly buying our government. Secondly, once politicians leave office they should be excluded from employment as lobbyists or employed by any business they received campaign financing from when it was permitted, for the remainder of their natural lives. That might help eliminate some loopholes whereby politicians are promised very lucrative job offers once they leave office if they introduce or support bills that these special interests may be in favor of.

But none of these reforms can happen if we continue to support moderates from the two parties. Democrats primarily represent collective labor (unions). They also tend to rely on buying votes from the lower class by promising them entitlements instead of focusing on the root cause of poverty and unemployment. Republicans tend to represent big business however some, such as in California, are known to bargain with unions and democrats in a process called reaching across the aisles. This is a nice phrase for cheating the taxpayers out of their representation.

But while voting is not a fast solution here is one that is within the power of legislators to do on next contract negotiations: Cut Wages and Benefits for Public Employees and close some departments while merging others especially the redundant ones. Government workers must be forced to actually earn their pay and pensions. If they strike it is their right to do this — indefinitely. While government workers are on strike there is no good reason for not hiring a temporary workforce — also indefinitely. Perhaps it will be found that their positions can be fulfilled with only a fraction of the original workforce.


Further Reading and Viewing

To learn more about how public unions harm us all, please view the following short films and articles:



© 2013 Jules Manson — All Rights Reserved