Wednesday, September 28, 2016

It Doesn't Look Good


                                                 From The Ramparts
                                                Junious Ricardo Stanton
                                                It Doesn't Look Good

            The pundits say the presidential debate was the most watched debate in US history. Wow. I watched the first presidential debate Monday evening and I must say, it doesn't look good for this country. What I saw alarmed me but the after show analysis was even more disturbing. It appeared as if Donald Trump was totally unprepared that he merely repeated his primary stump speech when he was on the attack and he bumbled badly when the moderator Lester Holt and Hillary Clinton made comments that put him on the defensive. As a supposed counter-puncher Trump misfired when he was on the ropes to use a boxing analogy. He came out swinging and landed some good points early on when he talked about trade and the failing US economy but wasn't able to sustain the momentum for the full ninety minutes.
            Clinton on the other hand, was on her game as a world class liar and politician. She called up all the progressive feel good stuff she knows neither she nor Congress will ever pass like: free college tuition, paid maternity leave, equal pay for women and other such fantasies. Unlike with Trump, the moderator never fact checked or challenged anything Clinton said nor asked her any tough questions that called her character into question like he did Trump. Clinton skated through without taking any serious shots. When the final bell sounded Clinton's body language indicated she thought she won.
            The corporate mind control apparatus spun the debate as a decisive win for Clinton, claiming she won on points, poise and looking "presidential".  At first glance that assessment seems credible. But what people seem to forget is she is a lawyer, a seasoned litigator, a career politician and government hack going up against a businessman and TV celebrity with no political experience; so she should have had the advantage. Clinton was the seasoned incumbent and Trump was the novice challenger. But considering the expectation bar has been set so low for Donald Trump even though he did not outshine Clinton he didn't come off looking like an out of place idiot on that stage. Clinton did not knock Trump out or show him as unfit as she has been claiming. If anything Trump hurt himself rather than being outshined by Clinton.
            Clinton was adroit getting under Trump's skin. Trump is a narcissistic egomaniac and she put him on the psychological defensive early by saying Trump started out in business with a multi-million dollar loan from his father, while she on the other hand grew up in a working class home. Clinton also got to Trump when she pointed out he had been sued by the federal government for housing discrimination and she got a lot of help from Holt when he raised the "birther" issues and Trump's failure to release his taxes.
            On the campaign trail Trump feeds off of his celebrity status, the energy and  response of the large crowds that flock to see him. He is looked upon as the candidate of change in an era of massive dissatisfaction towards the government and status quo. Clinton on the other hand is the consummate insider and tool of the 1%. She does not draw large crowds like Trump and she is seen by many as the personification of what ails this country. 
            During the debate the audience was admonished to remain quiet and not respond to what either of the candidates said. This hurt Trump because he missed the energy of the crowd. The audience cheered after one exchange where Trump said he would release his tax returns when Hillary released the thirty thousand E-mails from her server, but other than that the audience was silent.
              By contrast, Clinton is charismatically challenged. She is not a celebrity by any stretch of the imagination.  Even her supporters are forced to admit she lacks personal dynamism and she comes across stiff. So not having audience responses probably favored her.  
            The post debate "analysis" was very telling. CNN (some call it the Clinton News Network) and MSNBC gushed that Clinton won the debate by a two to one margin and lambasted Trump for being unprepared What CNN/ORC are not telling the public is their "poll" was weighted in favor of Democrats meaning more Democrats were asked than Republicans.  So much for the CNN/ORC poll being scientific. The Fox cable news network which seems to be Trump's PR apparatus tried to spin it like Trump did a credible job and some Fox commentators actually said Trump won?!
            Interestingly, Online poll respondents saw the debate differently and the results were the exact opposite of the CNN/ORC poll. Of course the pundits claim the Online polls are bogus but the thing is, the Online polls are far more inclusive even though they are not "scientific". But, neither was the CNN/ORC poll!
            The corporate media has a love hate relationship with Trump, they love the ratings he brings but hates the fact he is the Republican nominee. The oligarchs love Clinton she is their girl and they support her whole heartedly. Amongst the masses, both candidates have huge unfavorable ratings and major likeability issues. 
            Clinton favors globalism, she supports trade agreements (NAFTA and  TTP) that send capital and jobs overseas, boost corporate influence. Most alarmingly she is for unlimited US military intervention and imperialist wars. Trump on the other hand has people like Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich advising him. His trickle down economics and "Law and Order" rhetoric are troubling as are his vague policies.
             All in all it doesn't look good for this country if Clinton and Trump are the best both parties can offer: a female pathological liar, warmonger, career politician versus an alpha male narcissistic jingoist populist.


Monday, September 19, 2016

Psy Ops For Fear Mongering

                                                 From The Ramparts
                                                Junious Ricardo Stanton
                                          Psy Ops For Fear Mongering

            After 9-11, the Bu$h administration instituted color code alerts and warnings to keep us hyped and fearful. Remember George W (Dubya) Bu$h and "Deadeye" Dick Cheney extremely unpopular even after 9-11 so they used the color code system whenever their approval ratings dropped or they felt they lost the attention of the people. Eventually the color coded alerts became the butt of comedians' jokes, late night TV talk show hosts' monologues and so much derision the Obama administration discontinued them in May of 2011.
            Tyrants, megalomaniacal leaders, false prophets and charlatans have used fear to intimidate and control the masses since the earliest days of humanity. Exploiting the fear of forces and events the people did not understand was used to prop up and legitimatize leaders who took advantage of the people's ignorance and desires for safety and security. Sociopaths and psychopaths began to intentionally use natural and manufactured events to manipulate and control the masses.
             Adolph Hitler used the 1933 arson of the German parliament Reichstag Building carried out by his own henchmen to stoke national fears, to blame the fire on his political rivals and as the rationale to grab more personal and political power for himself. Hitler used the Reichstag arson to launch internal oppression, institute the legalization of a German domestic police state and launch foreign wars of imperialist conquest.
            The Bu$h administration did the exact same thing following September 11, 2001. Bu$h, the NeoCons, multinational oil consortia, the Wall Street banksters and assorted criminals used September Eleventh and the fear generated by the corporate mind control apparatus to pass the USA PATRIOT ACT I and II (the Patriot Act was crafted and written way before 9-11 even happened) to legalize the formally illegal actions of the government like COINTELPRO and Operation Chaos and ive Bu$h, Congress, the NSA, FBI and the giant telecommunications companies a pass for the spying and intrusion into our lives they were conducting before 9-11.
            Both the Reichstag arson and 9-11 airplane attacks were psychological operations by the German and US deep states respectively (9-11 was a more elaborate and extremely complex crime) to condition the German and American public to be afraid and to look to their governments for protection and safety no matter how much personal freedom, privacy and assets we had to forfeit. In order to continuously reinforce the psychological operation (psy-op)  threats of future attacks, wars, disasters and apocalypse have to be overtly and subliminally produced, enemies must be created, the fear of strangers and outsiders (xenophobia) has to be drummed up and propagated. 
            In Germany Hitler demonized the communists, and socialists, he stigmatized non-Aryan or Nordic phenotypes and outsiders like the Gypsies, Slavs and Jews using the controlled media as his platform. Following 9-11 the US the corporate media was used to hype anti-Islamic rhetoric, promote American exceptionalism/nationalism and vilify anyone who did not go along with their warmongering and imperialism in the name of their phony War on Terrorism. Yet the 1% demonize Donald Trump for doing the same thing!?
            The ruling elites are still trying to keep us fearful. The FBI creates sting operations to entrap not too bright people so they can continue the ruse the government is on the case protecting us from bogymen all around us. They want us to be afraid so we cannot discern the con game being run on us.

            Many other psy-ops and false flag operations are used to keep us fearful such as the London subway bombings, the Paris attacks, the recent shootings in Florida, or the bombings in New York last weekend. The objective is to keep us afraid, dependent on the government and demanding more oppression in the name of security. Don't fall for the okey-doke.

Friday, September 09, 2016

9-11 The Crime of The Century


                                                    From The Ramparts
                                                   Junious Ricardo Stanton
                                                     9-11, The Crime of The Century

            Nine-eleven wasn't a surprise terrorist attack on the United States by a small group of fanatical Muslims. It was a false flag operation, a multifaceted and complex criminal operation perpetrated by elements within the US government like Vice President  Dick Cheney with the assistance of  the NeoCons, influential financiers and operatives from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. It wasn't a surprise because it is now a known fact the US CIA Director personally warned President George W. Bu$h as did Russian President Vladimir Putin and governments such as: Argentina, Germany, Egypt, Jordan and Israel.
            Despite being warned, the Bu$h administration chose to do nothing. Nine-eleven was a false flag operation. A false flag operation is a crime perpetrated by individuals, groups or nations where disguises, other nation's flags and/or false clues are left to make people think someone else did the crime. A classic example of  a false flag operation was the Boston Tea Party where whites dressed up as Native American and threw English tea into the harbor.
            The notion that a terminally ill Osama bin-Laden living in a cave using a laptop and satellite cell phone could circumvent the US intelligence and defense systems, major airport security, NORAD, Air Force and the FAA is preposterous. Nine-eleven was a multilayered criminal enterprise abetted and obscured by the Bu$h administration, their cabal of warmongers, Wall Street bankers and thugs. Various cliques and elements within the government, Wall Street and foreign capitals plotted and planned 9-11 or used it for their own nefarious ends whether to launch a global military campaign for resource expropriation and US dollar hegemony or as a cover for massive theft and fraud here at home.
            For example the Afghanistan government at the time was not responsible for 9-11, but the Taliban had shut down the opium growing that was/is part of the US CIA's money making and money laundering monopoly and they refused to go along with plans to construct transit pipelines across Afhganistan that would carry Eurasian oil and gas to the Indian Ocean to Western markets. So for being uncooperative, they had to be deposed. Plans for this were made way before 9-11 happened, 9-11 was just the pretext for the invasion and occupation!
             After years of stonewalling demands for a formal investigation into 9-11 by the victims' families, the Bu$h administration finally relented and convened the "9-11 Commission".  It was a total sham just like the Warren Commission that investigated the JFK assassination which the perpetrators convened to cover up JFK's murder. Even the two co-chairs of the 9-11 Commission admitted it was designed to fail, that the government failed to provide the needed resources and truthful information!
            The 9-11 Commission obfuscated the facts to reinforce the government's disingenuous fairytale about Muslim fanatics. Every crime creates and leaves evidence that must be scrutinized, analyzed, evaluated and discussed if it is to be solved. But within days, the US government literally scooped up all the critical evidence: the scrap metal and debris from the twin towers and Building 7, carted it off and sold it overseas to China without any forensic examination whatsoever! No attempt was ever made to examine the debris to verify or discount the governments preposterous claim three buildings fell (when only two were hit by planes) because of the heat and fire from airplane fuel! No tangible evidence was ever offered to prove Osama bin-Laden was the culprit, nevertheless government and media sycophants kept repeating it over and over until it became accepted "fact".
            On the international level, nine-eleven was used to expand the resource theft and destabilization of a region stretching from North Africa into the so called Middle East and Eurasia; all rich in oil and other natural resources that just happened to be under the feet of Muslims and enemies of Israel! The War on Global Terrorism is a total fraud. It is based on the criminal act of 9-11 which was an inside job! Most of the major US advocates and architects of the invasion of Iraq we now know was based on lies, were dual citizens and supporters of Israel, rabid supporters of the military industrial complex, the police security state and big oil.
            There were additional aspects of 9-11 we never heard about such as the fact building 7 which was not hit by a plane but collapsed in free fall just like a controlled demolition, housed offices of the IRS, EEOC, Secret Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission which was investigating thousands of securities fraud cases like Enron and Worldcom, many linked to prominent Wall Street investment firms and government officials. Investigative Reporter Tom Flocco reported in 2005  several other "coincidences" such as the Securities and Exchange Commission was in the midst of massive investigations into securities fraud. One investigation involved "Brady Bonds" worth hundreds of billions of dollars that had been fraudulently purchased which were scheduled to come due on September 12th. Coincidently one of the firms that held the bonds, Canter-Fitzgerald had offices on the 101-105 floors of the North Tower and it suffered major loss of life and supposedly all their records. How convenient for the perpetrators. Remember building 7 was not hit by a plane! Check out to glean just how deep and intricate this crime was.
            On this fifteenth anniversary of 9-11 don't go for the okey-doke. There are enough anomalies, inconsistencies and evidence  that provide a concrete prima facie case  9-11 was not a terrorist attack but the crime of the century executed by rogue elements within the US government and their international corporate crime network patrons.


Saturday, September 03, 2016

Colin Kaepernick vs Francis Scott key

                                                         From The Ramparts
                                                       Junious Ricardo Stanton
                                             Colin Kaepernick vs Francis Scott Key       

            The corporate mind control apparatus is making a big deal about NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand during the playing of the US National Anthem. I think the media has a reprehensible motive for focusing on Kaepernick. When he did it the first two times nothings was said or written because he was injured and not in uniform. When he suited to play in the third pre-season game he was noticed and when asked about it he articulated his reasons and a contrived controversy ensued.
            Controversy sells papers, controversy increases viewers for the TV and cable propaganda machines. But we must always remember the main message of the Western media is Eurocentric domination. There are numerous reasons the media is focusing on Colin Kaepernick: 1) to take our minds of the four white swimmers who brought international discredit to the US by their antics in Rio when they urinated in and vandalized a convenience store and fabricated the story they were robbed. The swift US PR/media campaign to minimize the damage demonstrates just how powerful the US media is. 2) the media is playing the race card with Kaepernick which is always guaranteed to trigger emotions further obfuscating the national shame Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger caused by their actions in Rio, 3) the media is making Kaepernick the scapegoat, the villain and substitute target of white ire,  4) the media's demonizing of Kaepernick 5) the media is subliminally defendng the militaristic theme of the Star Spangled Banner.
            There are other issues, but I'll just stick with these for the time being. The main point I want to convey is Colin Kaepernick is a young man of conscience who is doing something valuable that could cause him great "loss". He risks the loss of endorsements, his position as a professional athlete and the vilification of white America. The good news is his stand is gaining ground with other NFL players. Now the NFL is going to have to balance the line of respecting his First Amendment rights with their need to keep their white patrons satisfied.
            Lost in all of this is the fact the man who wrote the Star Spangled Banner was a successful lawyer, a slave owner and an influential founder and life long supporter of the American Colonization Society an organization created in 1816 whose goal was to send free Blacks back to Africa, the Caribbean or South America. Key remained a faithful advocate of the ACS until his death in 1843.
            The Star Spangled Banner was written by Key in 1814 during the War of 1812. It  became popular and was first used officially by the US Navy in 1889. In 1931 it became the United States' national anthem. Most people have no idea how racist the song's lyrics are since they usually only sing the first verse. This is third verse's words "And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more? Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave". These words were directed at the Blacks who fought for the British who promised them their freedom if Britain prevailed in the war. Key a slave owner and poet spewed his venom against our ancestors who made the decision to be free by fighting against their American oppressors. Black people should applaud them for their decision which offered a way out of the hell they were experiencing at the hands of the Americans!
            Colin Kaepernick may not even be aware of the words or history of the song because his protest is against the ongoing legacy, patterns of bigotry and violence against people of color!  The corporate media is using him, but that shouldn't detract from our respect for him and what he is doing.