–The arrogance of our vicious guard dogs grows

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Mitchell’s laws:
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening the gap between rich and poor,
which ultimately leads to civil disorder.
●Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.
●To survive long term, a monetarily non-sovereign government must have a positive balance of payments.
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The penalty for ignorance is slavery.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive.


In a previous post, I compared NSA, CIA, FBI et al to vicious guard dogs. They are necessary to protect us from dangerous enemies.

But they have slipped their leashes and gone out of control, and now have become more a danger to our freedoms than are the supposed enemies.

Here is another example of the uncontrolled arrogance and craziness of our security agencies — arrogance which is coming back to bite us:

Austrian officials searched the plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales for Edward Snowden on Tuesday at the request of the U.S.

Morales was forced to make a layover in Vienna on his way back from a Moscow energy conference when France and Portugal refused to let him fly through their airspace.

Bolivia is one of the two countries that say they will consider a request for asylum from Snowden. Bolivian officials were not happy about the search: “We’re talking about the president on an official trip after an official summit being kidnapped,” said Bolivia’s ambassador to the United Nations.

Now imagine the U.S. government forcing Russian President Vladimir Putin to land against his will. Take a moment to consider the dangerous repercussions.

Or imagine China forcing President Obama to land against his will. Would we be outraged? Would there be talk of war?

By what right do we force the president of a sovereign nation to land in a foreign country? Yes, Bolivia is small, but does that give our security apparatus legal jurisdiction over its president?

The answer is, “Yes.” NSA, for instance, is a secret nation, creating its own laws in secret. These laws are approved by judges in secret, based on secret testimony, and prosecuted and tried in secret with secret evidence.

Neither you, nor any lawyer, nor Congress nor the President knows those laws.

They are kept secret “for your protection.” Presumably you could be breaking one or more of those secret laws, just by reading this blog. There is no way to know.

This is neither new nor revelatory. Read: Testimony of Dawn E. Johnsen
Before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution

“Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government”
April 30, 2008

The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution read:

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

It says “all,” not some, criminal prosecutions. It says “public,” not secret, trial. It demands a the availability of a jury and the ability to face your accuser and knowledge of the evidence against you.

Sadly, the Supreme Court, over the years, has whittled away at those Constitutional protections, so that even a self-proclaimed “originalist” like Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, seemingly is not concerned about the drastic modifications of the Sixth Amendment.

Today, our government has determined it is not subject to the Constitution nor even to existing law. It creates laws at will and ad hoc. If you try to fight these laws, you will be told by the courts you don’t have standing.

See: If you are prosecuted, you may have no right to face your accuser, nor will you have a right to see the secret evidence against you.

America no longer is the land of the free. We are beginning to look more and more like China, the old Soviet Union or even North Korea, than to the America we thought we knew and loved.

Yesterday the government spied on you for no reason. Today the government grounds the plane of a sovereign nation’s president. Tomorrow — tomorrow, what? Are there any limits? If so, what are those limits?

Does this bother you?

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty


Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Medicare — parts A, B & D — for everyone
3. Send every American citizen an annual check for $5,000 or give every state $5,000 per capita (Click here)
4. Long-term nursing care for everyone
5. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone. Click here
6. Salary for attending school (Click here)
7. Eliminate corporate taxes
8. Increase the standard income tax deduction annually
9. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99%

10 Steps to Economic Misery: (Click here:)
1. Maintain or increase the FICA tax..
2. Spread the myth Social Security, Medicare and the U.S. government are insolvent.
3. Cut federal employment in the military, post office, other federal agencies.
4. Broaden the income tax base so more lower income people will pay.
5. Cut financial assistance to the states.
6. Spread the myth federal taxes pay for federal spending.
7. Allow banks to trade for their own accounts; save them when their investments go sour.
8. Never prosecute any banker for criminal activity.
9. Nominate arch conservatives to the Supreme Court.
10. Reduce the federal deficit and debt

No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth. Monetary Sovereignty: Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.
Two key equations in economics:
1. Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
2. Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports


6 thoughts on “–The arrogance of our vicious guard dogs grows

  1. I like the trials aspect of this. Perhaps we could have show trials like Stalin did in the ’30s (and famously lauded by State Department dupe Owen Lattimore that they “sounded like democracy” (whatever that means). Maybe Snowden could be tried the day he is apprehended and shot NKVD style in the back of his head. The evil doers must be stopped!


  2. Re: “They are necessary to protect us from dangerous enemies”

    Really? Who, concretely, are these “dangerous enemies?” Guatemala? Mexico? Canada? Venezuela? Bolivia?

    It is rather the US which is by far, incomparably, the most dangerous country on earth, the most predatory, the most lawless, the most imperial, and the most intolerably arrogant. The world needs a long vacation from the US–including its tawdry, shallow, and relantless vulgar “culture.”


  3. RMM,

    I think you’ll find this Reddit write up interesting. It’s not too long. The author of it explains why our society is a lot like The Matrix, being a mix between Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World.

    Comment from discussion .


  4. “Get outta’ line the man comes and takes you away”. It’s been that way for tens of decades. In the “usa” the government agent used to stand in public in a suit with their weapon hidden from view; very subtle. In the USSR a man in a Red Army uniform stood in public with his AK in full view. You knew exactly what the deal was; subtlety be damned. Our government still manipulated what happened globally; very subtly unless someone or entity had the audacity to stand up. Then it was time to be put in place. Now our government is the bully on the block. Its evil, hegemonic intentions have no boundaries; its citizens, the Constitution, an inevitable nuclear exchange are no constraints upon the criminal maniacs that make all of the decisions. All the while amerika sleep walks through life in a prozac (mass media) induced daze.


  5. All I can say is, a problem that goes untreated will only worsen. We are seeing everything getting worse on all fronts, pollution, climate, prices, the gap between rich and poor, unending wars, you name it.

    If the USA adopted MS/MMT the rest of the world would follow, but that would mean all the rich getting on the same page. Unfortunately, the power structure is not benevolent. They actually think they have a life boat that will save them while the planet drowns.


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