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The Black Iron Prison and Writing

I just finished reading Philip K. Dick’s VALIS a couple of days ago and the effort left me more than a little dazed.

The ending was a little weak I thought, but the tome was an ecumenical hodge-podge of freaked-out genius that was Dick and unique in science-fiction literature.

I spoke briefly about this last week (“The Empire Never Ended“) and I used Dick’s term ‘The Black Iron Prison’ in conjuction with it. PKD used it to describe the Evil Empire and how it keeps its people in constant despair, blurred sense of reality and confusion.

Much as today is described.

We all know that 9/11/2001 represents an event that set other wheels in motion. Wheels in which many evil things were done in the name of all of the good that’s in humanity. And that now, “orwell speak” (war=peace, good=evil, etc.) is common vernacular that was used then to hynoptise the American population into believing they were holy in their ‘righteous might.’

What would Philip Dick think of all this today?

After all, he believed the downfall of Richard Nixon was the beginning of a new enlightened era of peace and gnosis (knowlege).

Dick, like most human beings, overlook the small details. He was a literary genius bar-none and his intuitiveness into the strange and esoteric bordered on the prophetic, so how could he have missed Nixon’s henchmen Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld?

As human beings, most of us anyways, prefer to look forward to better times than the ones we’re experiencing at the time and PKD was no different.

He was looking forward to escaping his Black Iron Prison and seeing the jailor put away for good.

Unfortunately, he neglected to see the jailor’s students/apprentices.

Today, we have the alternative media of the Internet to balance out the control mechanisms used by the corporate held media. Oh sure, most of it is undisciplined trash and almost all of it is personal opinion, but there is gold to be panned from its muddy streams, if one is willing to work and practice at it.

So how do we eventually escape from today’s Black Iron Prison and the world elite who want to evolve it into a surveillance Panopticon?

Keep doing what we’ve been doing of course, by ranting, raving, opinionating and doing most of all what an informed citizenry must do in order to survive.

Write.

Philip K. Dick would approve.

Life From Ceres and a Real Good Rant!

Michael Gmirkin laments in an article for Thunderbolts.Info about the habit of “framing hypotheses” in science nowadays, especially concerning one about how life on Earth might’ve been carried from the planetoid Ceres in the asteroid belt in the early solar system:

It seems that, of late, science has reverted to the habit of “framing hypotheses.” In other words, hypotheses and thought experiments are being treated as though they are not in fact unproven.

That scientists seem comfortable with accepting such flights of fancy as worthy of serious consideration is worrisome. Should not theory proceed from observation, rather than the other way around? If we frame hypotheses and then go looking for confirmatory data, will science become overly susceptible to “confirmation bias” (wherein one interprets data as being in support of one’s preconceived ideas rather than allowing the data to speak for itself, even if it is disconfirmatory)?

Whether or not peroxide-based life is or isn’t found on Ceres is perhaps less important than taking away an attitude of rational skepticism about flights of theoretical fancy. It seems like now is a ripe time to revisit Newton and return to a more empirical and less “fantastical” form of science, where observations precede the theory and theories can be falsified based upon real-world data.

One would also be tempted to insist that Ockham’s Razor be applied and that scientists be extremely wary of positing new hypothetical entities (dark matter and dark energy are prime examples) before all existing theories and entities have had their chance at providing answers to existing anomalous data (such as the plasma cosmology explanation of galaxy formation and rotation curves, which does not require the invention of dark matter).

I’ve read the article in question and I found the hypothesis wanting too, although I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a cosmologist or an astrobiologist.

The mainstream seems to have no lack of people spouting “unfalsifiable” theories as fact, like the “tinfoil” community!

A Tale of Earth Life Seeded from Ceres…

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I don’t partake of partisan politics much anymore, but I know a first class rant when I read one, this time about a person who worked at AIG and can’t understand the public’s righteous anger about bankster bail-outs:

“I take this action after 11 years of dedicated, honorable service to AIG. I can no longer effectively perform my duties in this dysfunctional environment, nor am I being paid to do so. Like you, I was asked to work for an annual salary of $1, and I agreed out of a sense of duty to the company and to the public officials who have come to its aid. Having now been let down by both, I can no longer justify spending 10, 12, 14 hours a day away from my family for the benefit of those who have let me down.” via Op-Ed Contributor — “Dear AIG, I Quit!” — NYTimes.com

Like a lot of people, I read Wednesday’s New York Times editorial by former AIG Financial Products employee Jake DeSantis, whose resignation letter basically asks us all to reconsider our anger toward the poor overworked employees of his unit.

DeSantis has a few major points. They include: 1) I had nothing to do with my boss Joe Cassano’s toxic credit default swaps portfolio, and only a handful of people in our unit did; 2) I didn’t even know anything about them; 3) I could have left AIG for a better job several times last year; 4) but I didn’t, staying out of a sense of duty to my poor, beleaguered firm, only to find out in the end that; 5) I would be betrayed by AIG senior management, who promised we would be rewarded for staying, but then went back on their word when they folded in highly cowardly fashion in the face of an angry and stupid populist mob.

I have a few responses to those points. They are 1) Bullshit; 2) bullshit; 3) bullshit, plus of course; 4) bullshit. Lastly, there is 5) Boo-Fucking-Hoo. You dog.

You have to read the full post to get the impact. The writer is a lot more eloquent in his prose that I would be, which in fact would have more expletive descriptions that his did.

But hey, I don’t write for a living either! 😆

AIG Exec Whines About Public Anger…

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Smedley Butler, a Marine against the NWO

Today is the 233rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps, an organization I was a part of from 1977 to 1984.

I was a 6112/6122, which in civilian speak is a helicopter/jet engine mechanic. Also I was an aircrewman for two years.

So to Marines past and present, Happy Birthday!

You may ask, “Why do you rant against the US government, don’t you believe in America, right or wrong?”

Aren’t all military vets required to think that, especially Marine veterans?

The short answer to the question is “NO!”

One of my personal heroes, a Marine veteran by the name of Smedley Butler, served the US Marines for many, many years, ending with the rank of Major General and was one of the most decorated Marines in the history of the Corps.

But it was in his post-Corps career that he made one of his most heroic stands. In his book, ‘War is a Racket‘, he exposes the nascent military-industrial-complex of his day for what it is.

A criminal organization:

War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.” ( link )

The book wasn’t the only expose Butler did of the NWO, oh no. In 1934 Butler informed the US Congress that wealthy industrialists ( Prescott Bu$hco, anyone? ) were planning a military coup against President Franklin Roosevelt:

During the McCormack-Dickstein Committee hearings, Butler testified that through MacGuire and Bill Doyle, who was then the department commander of the American Legion in Massachusetts,[30] the conspirators attempted to recruit him to lead a coup, promising him an army of 500,000 men for a march on Washington, D.C., $30 million in financial backing,[31] and generous media spin control

[…]Despite Butler’s support for Roosevelt in the election,[3] and his reputation as a strong critic of capitalism,[citation needed] Butler said the plotters felt his good reputation and popularity were vital in attracting support amongst the general public, and saw him as easier to manipulate than others. ( read abstract here )

So was Butler a “traitor” against the industrialists who plotted to overthrow the government and put in a fascist regime?

Or was he a hero, even though he defended a President many claim today was part of the same NWO?

You see, the tag-team of ‘good cop, bad cop’ has been playing out for a century, as far as the US is concerned that is.

I don’t believe Butler was part of or aware of the NWO, other than the obvious MIC criminals he was ratting out.

And he was astute enough to recognise there was more happening behind the scenes than most Americans could even imagine at the time.

We need more heroes like that today.

Semper Fi!

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A Political Rant From An Unusual Source

I wasn’t going to post anything significant today, due to the fact that I have ranted conspiracy stuff about the elitist take-over of much of the planet for the past two years and I felt I really didn’t have much to add.

Other than more rants of course.

But as I was trolling the ‘Tubeways this a.m., I found a rant from a most unusual source; Whitley Strieber:

Yes, indeed, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have just been bailed out to the tune of hundreds of billion dollars of debt that has been transferred right onto the backs of us, the American people. And now Lehman Brothers, after making–and pocketing–billions of dollars in profits by securitizing mortgages and other consumer loans, is about to be rescued to the tune of at least another thirty billion dollars of your debt.

You think you owe Visa! You owe Wall Street a whole lot more, because these federal guarantees are based on your future ability to pay your taxes. And, believe me, if you should become unable to pay, you won’t get any bailout. They’ll come in and throw you right out of your house in the clothes on your back, and your family along with you.

When an American gets in financial trouble and can no longer pay his loans, he doesn’t get a bailout. Far from it, he gets an immediate, and gigantic, bill from the IRS. Here’s how it happens. Say you have excellent credit and a prime 30 year mortgage. You haven’t played any games, you’ve paid a good down payment and you are on time with every payment.

Then you lose your job because your company is outsourcing to India. So you can no longer afford your home and you decide to sell and move into a smaller place.

Problem is, the house you bought in 2002 for $300,000 is now worth only $180,000–theoretically. And, if you have tried to sell a house recently, you know just what I mean by ‘theoretically.’ Your real estate agent will tell you that it could be six months to a year before you find a buyer. Or longer. Or never.

So now you can’t move because you can’t sell your house, and you can’t wait much longer or you’ll be destitute.

You’ve discovered that there are no jobs in your town at anything like what you were getting. Guys in Mumbai are doing the same work for a third what you were paid. And this is not blue collar work. You were a white collar employee with a hundred thousand dollars invested in your education. You were a pillar of the community, your kids are making good grades in school, and you are, in every way, the finest America has to offer.

For those of you who don’t know who Strieber is, he’s the author of ‘Communion‘, a book about his experiences with supposed “grey aliens.” He has written other books; ‘The Wolfen’ and ‘The Hunger’.

He has since appeared on many podcasts and Internet TV webcasts as well over the past few years. He claims to be still receiving visits from these grey beings, who seem to possess almost supernatural powers, like moving through solid objects like doors and walls. But I digress.

And I’m surprised he is a self-professed paleo-con and a fan of the John Birch Society. Truth is stranger than fiction I guess.

He makes valid observations though and he uses historical perspective to bring his point across. But his solutions will never happen because the elitists will never allow it. They have the upper-hand now, why should they give up their power?

Maybe Strieber realizes this, but it’s hard to tell from where I sit.

If a person can see grey aliens, how can he not see the NWO?

Happy Days Are Here Again–For Wall Street

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