Wednesday, September 21, 2011


(I have posted this dictionary onto a stand-alone page, and I've already begun adding new definitions to the page.  See the link (Realistic Dictionary) at the top of this page.)

A - F
Advertising: the art of making corporate propaganda seem like revealed truth proclaiming that human worth can be found only in buying someone’s product.
Arab: a member of a Semitic ethnic group that is famously accused of antisemitism.
Bicycle: a means of moving people without having to go to the trouble and expense of moving a two thousand pound vehicle.
Bi-partisan effort: a ploy by which Democrats and Republicans push unpopular measures by temporarily setting aside the pretext of political differences. (See partisan wrangling.)
Blackwater/Xi: enforcers for gangster government.
Clarification: a form of back peddling short of outright denial (Synonym: obfuscation.)
*Congress: the opposite of progress; useful idiots for the global elite, sequestered in a mausoleum-like structure that keeps them oblivious to the actual needs of the people who elected them.  The roof of the structure known as the Capitol is shaped like a mushroom because that's how the owners of congressmen treat them; they keep them in the dark and feed them manure. 
Conspiracy theorist: someone who believes that human events are caused by humans.
Dark horse: a candidate whom everyone knows “can’t win” because he’s too honest and too well liked, but especially because he’s not the greater or lesser of two evils.
Democracy: a form of government based on the belief that the people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
Democratic Party: the wing of the Wall Street Party that favors maintaining people in poverty as a pretext for siphoning tax dollars to support such poverty industries as major drug companies and insurance companies. The Democratic Party favors building vote farms called housing projects. (See Republican Party.)
Doctor: a celebrity spokesman for the pharmaceutical industry.
Election: (disambiguation) 1.) a democratic custom by which deluded people hire hated kleptocrats by choosing between the lesser of two evils, in the belief that popular, honest people “can’t win.” (See dark horse;) 2.) something a Japanese man gets when he takes Viagra.
FDA: abbreviation for Food and Drug Administration; the government agency responsible for preventing healthy foods and safe, effective drugs from being marketed.
Foreign Aid: 1.) giving aid and comfort to the enemy, 2.) poor people in rich countries giving money to rich people in poor countries, 3.) a form of money laundering by which money is embezzled from working Americans, sent overseas to be laundered, and funneled back to large banks and corporations in the U.S.
G - M
Gaffe: The truth, when accidentally spoken by a politician.
Medical school: an extended infomercial for the pharmaceutical industry.
N - S
News reporter: someone who gets paid to spread unsubstantiated rumors.
Partisan wrangling: a good cop/bad cop routine played on the national stage. (See bi-partisan effort.)
Politician: a person who solicits votes from the poor and contributions from the rich under the pretext that he’s protecting each from the other.
Professional media: paid witnesses.
Racist: someone who believes that the Lord created races of humans other than the human race, and that it matters.
Republican Party: the wing of the Wall Street Party that drives people into poverty by starting wars as a pretext for using tax dollars to support the military-industrial complex. (See Democratic Party.)
SOURCE: someone who tells a news reporter what he wants the general public to believe. Below, I define several ways that the word is used:
Anonymous source: someone with a grudge.
High level source: someone who is flying a trial balloon.
Informed sources: a weasel-worded term which, if it means anything, implies that their other sources are uninformed.
Inside sources: a mole working for the other side.
“Sources say…”: “rumor has it….”
(For other sources, see Whistleblower and Wikileaks.)
T through Z
Talk radio: a contemporary form of burlesque presented as a spoof of serious commentary, in which the principle actor usually portrays a pretentious bigot with delusions of adequacy.
Talking head: someone on television who barks for his supper and knows who feeds him.
Televangelism: a high-tech means for Protestants to sell indulgences.
Whistleblower: someone who gets fired for telling the truth.
Wikileaks: a gimmick by which people in power play the “knowledge is power” game, in the theory that people are more likely to believe what they read in the corporate media if it’s anonymously leaked rather than announced at a news conference.
World Trade Center: proof that physics and engineering textbooks need to be rewritten from scratch.
World Trade Center Building Number 7: the only high-rise building in history that collapsed for no apparent reason, thereby disproving the Law of Cause and Effect.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

HELP WANTED: 435 JOB OPENINGS No experience or education needed. Attractive hair and acting ability a plus. $300,000 a year salary and benefits. Ethical people need not apply.

     That’s right. Every two years, the government of the American Empire—previously known as the American Republic, or the United States of America—announces the opening of 435 high-paying jobs. The base salary is $174,000, but the salary plus benefits easily exceeds $300,000 annually.
     Let me tell you just some of the benefits:
     Hidden away from public view and inaccessible to the public is a full-blown restaurant reserved for House members and Senators. Gourmet meals served in this restaurant are partially subsidized by the American taxpayer.
         A spa is also provided for congressmen at taxpayer expense.
    For the benefit of congressmen and their staffs, a subway runs between government buildings on Capitol Hill and between Capitol Hill and the White House. While I was an intern in Senator Strom Thurmond’s office in January 1973, I used it a couple of times. It’s only a little larger than a roller coaster, but it’s comfortable, runs very frequently, and there are plenty of seats to go around. They may have upgraded it since then.
     Unlimited mailing privileges, also known as franking privileges, usually amounting to thousands of dollars a year per congressman. Franking privileges are supposedly reserved for letters addressed to constituents, but that restriction isn’t enforced and is routinely violated.
       Personalized elevator services. Even in Washington, elevators have been automated for several decades, but congressmen are unwilling to give up the “schmooze” benefits of appointing an elevator operator from among their constituents. There’s an added benefit: If a person wishing to use the elevator presses the button three times, the elevator operator takes it as a signal that a congressman wants to use it. Regardless of how many people are in the elevator car at that time, the elevator operator directs the car to the congressman’s floor to pick up the congressman and take him where he wants to go. This fact isn’t commonly known; I discovered it by accident.
       Paid flights to and from Washington twice a week.
      Paid luxury vacations. They’re more formally known as fact-finding tours or junkets. In fact, the overwhelming majority of junkets are taken to popular vacation spots where no useful political information can be gathered.
     Automatic pay raises. Voting themselves a pay raise has always been politically unpopular. During the 1980s, congressmen discovered a politically safer way to ride the gravy train: automatic pay raises. That way, they can tell their less-informed constituents that they had never voted for a congressional pay raise.

     Congressmen can enjoy many other benefits, but I’ll mention two more: the freedom to avoid having to live under the laws they pass, and the freedom to “legally” embezzle millions of dollars from American taxpayers, directly or indirectly.
      People who make more than a certain amount each year are not entitled to receiving Social Security retirement payments, although almost every American has to pay into the system. For many years, congressmen were exempt from Social Security taxes, but that has changed. With their extravagant retirement pay, they don’t need it anyway. They are, however, exempt from many other hindrances they’ve placed in the way of the American people. To give two examples, civil rights legislation doesn’t apply to congressmen, and neither does the recently passed Obamacare. All these laws that they’d touted as good for the American people are somehow not good for congressmen.
     It takes more money to win a congressional election campaign than a congressman receives in salary and benefits. Congressmen can get around that problem by doling out billions of tax dollars to companies whose CEOs have formed political action committees to contribute tens of thousands of dollars to congressional campaign funds.
   Congressmen who’d rather have the money in their own bank accounts can introduce legislation that serves that very purpose. The bankster bailout known as TARP is a case in point. The original amount was around $700 billion. To get it passed, congressmen padded the bill with another $500 billion with benefits for themselves. Millions were provided for the rum industry in Puerto Rico, in which the Kennedy family has a major stake. $2 billion was earmarked for companies operating in American Samoa. Then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband owns a huge share of Del Monte, a fruit company based in American Samoa.
     Before assuming office, a congressman has to swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. It’s only a formality. Many congressmen have expressed abysmal ignorance of the Constitution, and some of them have openly said that they didn’t “care about” the Constitution.
     Isn’t there a better way to run a country? Yes, there is. Read the Constitution for yourself. Decide for yourself what the issues of the campaign really are rather than swallow whole what the candidates tell you the issues are. When a candidate promises anything at all, ask yourself three questions: 1.) Is it constitutional? 2.) Is it wise? 3.) Can we afford it? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” it’s bad policy or worse.
     Most of all, remember that every “political” issue is a moral or ethical issue or one pertaining to virtue. Sharpen your sense of morality, ethics, and virtue. Government exists only as a social construct; no one in government has the right to do anything that, if done by a private citizen, would land that citizen in jail. Putting the government stamp of approval on a criminal act doesn't change the fact that it's a criminal act.  If you vote for criminality, you're an accessory to it.  Remember that when you vote.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The USS Liberty Incident: A Rosetta Stone for 9/11

     Why do some ideas gain traction while others lie dead in the water? What barriers to belief cause people to reject overwhelming evidence? These and other questions must be considered by researchers of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on American soil.
     Every major claim of the “official version” of the events of 9/11 has been thoroughly disproven. Over a thousand facts point to the conclusion that 9/11 was an inside job. Nonetheless, only 12% of the American people accept this fact, while an overwhelming 67% accept the debunked official conspiracy theory.  (link)
     Evidence alone is not sufficient to overcome disbelief, and facts alone are not sufficient for ideas to gain traction. The evidence will lead to belief, and belief will lead to action only if you can get a “yes” answer to the following questions:
1. Is the issue media friendly? That is, is it current, visual, and easy to understand?
2. Is the issue emotional?
3. Can the average person consider your position reasonable?
4. Has public understanding of the issue progressed to a degree that action may be generated?
5. Can the issue be linked to other highly emotional issues that have generated public concern?
6. Is there a clear target for public outrage?
7. Is the target isolated? That is, in the public mind, can the target of our outrage be separated from the rest of the herd?
8. Is your solution achievable and reasonable?
     This list is an adaptation from lists given in the book Managing Outside Pressure: Strategies for Preventing Corporate Disasters. My DBA dissertation was on monitoring corporate social responsibility; and I’ve spent over five years researching what causes things to go wrong and how to make them go right. I also teach a college-level course in advertising.
     For 9/11, the second weakest link is the first question: Is the issue media friendly? It's not very visual (high-level conspirators hidden in the corridors of power), it’s not current (solution: link it to current events) and it’s not as easy to understand as we’d like to believe. In this issue, each fact can be written off as an anomaly, and a thousand facts are bewildering.
     Ironically, the weakest link is the question: Is it emotional? Well, yes, it is highly emotional; but American support for Israel is also highly emotional. This belief in the Israeli regime acts as a barrier to belief in Israeli complicity in 9/11. Most Americans simply can not believe that the Lord’s “chosen people” and “America’s best friend in the Middle East” would murder a large number of Americans just to gain support for wars against people (Arabs and Muslims) who are already blamed for murdering a large number of Americans.
     That’s where the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty comes in. It’s less current than 9/11, but it can be linked to America’s present wars of aggression by way of 9/11. Here’s the line of thought:
1. We’re now fighting six simultaneous wars at a financial cost that exceeds the federal deficit, and at a human cost of more than 72,000 American servicemen and more than a million civilians.
2. Most of those wars have been started with no congressional approval and, in some cases, no congressional prior knowledge or discussion. All of them are traceable to unquestioned beliefs concerning the causes of 9/11. Officially, questioning those beliefs is labeled unpatriotic and may lead to criminal investigation of the person questioning those beliefs.
3. It’s high time we questioned those beliefs, leaving nothing off the table.
4. Since the evidence overwhelmingly points to involvement of U.S. government officials and the Israeli government, we must address the biggest sources of disbelief, by asking and answering the questions, “Would U.S. government officials be complicit in killing a large number of Americans just to get the U.S. involved in a war?” and “Would the Israeli government do this?”
5. The USS Liberty Incident undeniably proves that U.S. government officials and Israel would deliberately kill a large number of Americans in order to get America involved in wars that benefit Israel.
6. From the USS Liberty Incident, we can progress to the evidence that this incident wasn’t just a fluke of history. False flag terrorist attacks have been standard operating procedure for Israeli leaders since the 1930s—long before “modern Israel” even became a state.  The following links refer only to false flag terror attacks conclusively proving Israeli involvement: (link)  (link)  There are many terror attacks pointing to Israel without conclusively proving them.
7. We must make it clear, though, that Jews and Israeli political leaders are not one and the same, just as Catholics and the Mafia are not one and the same. It’s vital to separate American respect for Judaism from the irreligious criminals in charge of the Israeli regime. The Zionists and their cohorts, cowardly use Jews as human shields. Don’t let them get away with it.

     For those who aren’t familiar with the Liberty Incident, I’ll give a quick description and some links to follow.
     On June 8, 1967, during the Israeli Six-Day War with Egypt, Israeli war planes made several close passes of the USS Liberty over a period of several hours. Intercepted Israeli radio transmissions confirmed that they knew it was an American ship. Around 2:00 PM, a combined Israeli force of naval torpedo boats and Israeli Air Force planes began attacking the Liberty. They even machine gunned medical personnel and life boats. They wanted no survivors. They also jammed all five (some say four of the five) radio frequencies the Liberty used to call for help. In the attack. With a crew of 358 officers and enlisted men, 34 Americans were killed and 173 were wounded.  The Israelis broke off the attack only after a Soviet ship entered the area and became an inconvenient witness to the event.
     Subsequently the Israeli regime continuously changed their story as to how the “accident” could have happened. To give one example, they said that the American flag hung limp from the staff and could not be identified; that it was mistaken for the Egyptian flag. When evidence was provided that a stiff breeze made the American flag evident, they claimed that they’d thought that the Egyptians had literally used a false flag.
     Would top-level officials be complicit in a false flag event that would kill many Americans and push America into an unpopular war? That’s one of the barriers to belief in the 9/11 terror attacks; and the Liberty Incident answers it in spades.
     The President of the United States at the time of the Liberty Incident was Lyndon Johnson, a certifiable psychopath. On his path to power, almost ever obstacle to his rise was murdered; and, each time, suspicions pointed toward Johnson. The only exception was Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn. Johnson was Rayburn’s protégé; Rayburn treated him like a son. When Johnson was ready to make a bid for House Speaker, he flattered then-President Roosevelt into thinking that Sam Rayburn was Roosevelt’s secret enemy. Roosevelt pulled strings to have  Rayburn replaced by Johnson.
     The Pentagon Papers proved beyond any doubt that the Gulf of Tonkin Incident—the excuse for America’s formal entry into the Vietnam War—never happened.  (Notice that I often cite Wikipedia.  They're the Reader's Digest of our time.  They're not the most authoritative source of information, but they're trusted by more people than the authoritative sources are.)
     The Liberty Incident is far more visual—a shot-up ship which Israelis admit to having tried to sink, as opposed to 9/11 conspirators cloistered in the corridors of power—and far easier to understand than the events of 9/11. With the Liberty Incident as a touchstone, it’s easy to link to 9/11 and to Israel’s lengthy, proven history of false-flag terror attacks.
     The Liberty Incident is the very incident that should remove all barriers to belief that Israel, with American help, did 9/11. That, in turn, should be sufficient to expose the whole racket and send the Israeli criminals packing.
     The Israeli regime is not Jewish if, by Jewish, you mean observant Jews; the Israeli regime is a pack of irreligious criminals who, like corrupt politicians in the U.S., use religion as a cover for their criminality. The Israel regime is not America’s friend; it’s America’s enemy.
     Most elections are won or lost within a range of three percentage points. At least 12% of the American people believe that Israel did 9/11. If, by the 2012 Election Day, we can change that believe to outright commitment, we can kick those gangsters and their henchmen out of our government.
     For further information, here are a few more important links: