Sunday, March 16, 2008

Spitzer Schmitzer

The corporate media is all over NY Governor Eliot Spitzer. The thing that riles me the most over this whole thing is not that prostitution is illegal; it's the fact that he was caught because of "suspicious wire transfers":

If one transfers $5,000 or more from his bank account more than once, the banks automatically forward the information to the FBI and the DEA. These laws that allow government to spy on its citizens' money transfers isn't really about drug laundering, it's about taxation. The IRS wants its pound of flesh, and taxes practically everything.

Ironically, Spitzer was the victim of the very police state tactics that he himself had used when he was Attorney General. His entrapment consisted of the wiretapping and recording of 6,000 private phone calls, and the interception of 5,000 emails:

Much as I dislike the WSJ, this article is worth quoting:
"Lavrenti Beria, the head of Joseph Stalin's KGB, once quipped to his boss, "show me the man and I will find the crime." The Soviet Union was notorious for having accordion-like criminal laws that could be adjusted to fit almost any dissident target. The U.S. is a far cry from the Soviet Union, but our laws are dangerously overbroad."
His prosecution looks like a vendetta.

It's very interesting that one of his last attempted victims with his police state tactics was Maurice "Hank" Greenberg:

Greenberg is a director of the CFR and a member of the Trilateral Commission:

Finally, regarding the illegality of prostitution...

I heard the argument that prostitution should stay illegal because of the "abuse" of women by their pimps. However, the reason that prostitutes can't go to the police when they get abused is precisely because prostitution is illegal! If it weren't illegal they could go to the police when they get abused.

Friday, March 7, 2008

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

This post has the same title as a book by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education, who blew the whistle in the 80's on government activities withheld from the public:

This terrific book is available for downloading:

The public school system is one of the most important ways that the people in power (via the government) have, in brainwashing the populace in preparation for the future. I have written about this before.

The Preface of Iserbyt's book alone, pages xiii to xx, talks about a lot of the things I have touched on in the past:
The Foreword (page xi) talks about preparing the USA to join a One World Government.

Page 5 discusses that the Rockefellers and Morgans had a hand in the early days of public shooling.

Page 12 discusses Bernays, propaganda, and the real roots of "public opinion", and the CFR.

Before I end this post, I want to apply Kung Fu monkey's EEBC - "Extrapolated Everyday Bullshit Comparison" - turn bullshit words into what they really are. Manuel Lora blogged it:
Government this, government that:

"Public Schools" should be called "Government Schools".