SECRECY EMPOWERS MASS KILLERS ALL OVER THE WORLD. Direct Democracy Necessary To Prevent That.
Abstract: Secrecy enables insanity in the pilots of the world. Direct democracy, with its transparent debate, is the ever more necessary antidote…
The French BEA (Bureau Enquete Accident: Inquiry Accident Bureau) the world’s prime agency on transportation accidents, came up with its detailed analysis upon, and recommendation from, the crash of a German Wings A 320, which killed 150 people. The BEA’s work has bearing on general world technological, social and political problems of prime importance, including the locking of smartphones, so I will revisit here this dreadful subject.
The BEA found that the 27 years old copilot, Andreas Lubitz, caused the crash, deliberately (as nearly everybody knew from the first declaration of French justice).
The captain, discovering the door of cockpit was locked, tried to knock it down, and failed. The BEA says this is OK, and should not be changed (I disagree with that; a system of unlocking from the ground, and, or using Artificial Intelligence could probably be set-up).
The BEA found that MEDICAL SECRECY should be lifted for pilots. It noted that, a week prior to the crash his German doctor had wanted to forcefully hospitalize, for major psychiatric disorder, the murderous copilot. In any case the doctor advised the pilot to reside in a hospital, two weeks before the crash. He was also prescribed a work stoppage, which was effective the day of the crash. However Lubitz did not inform Lufthansa.
Several doctors followed Lubitz, and viewed him as completely nuts. However, because of existing medical secrecy laws, the information that one of its pilots was a crazed maniac, did not make it to the airline.
In view of the BEA report on Sunday, March 13, 2016, the French Civilian Pilot Authority requested that medical secrecy be lifted for pilots having psychological problems. The European EASA demanded six measures, including a second person in the cockpit at all times, and various psychological strategies.
In any case, we meet again the problem posed by the increasingly enormous power of modern technology. Andreas Lubitz knew extremely well the part of the French Alps he crashed on. He learned to fly there as a youth. In the area, not only are concentrated cities in plain view, but so are in plain view nuclear power plants with multiple reactors. He also crashed within a few kilometers of the largest dam in Europe (Serre Poncon: OK, the extremely well-built dam would have certainly resisted, and the nuclear plants are supposed to resist; however not all nuclear plants and dams in Europe, or the world, can take it).
It gets worse: suppose a “president” of some major nuclear power goes crazy (OK, Putin is already crazy, but, so far, it’s a mild case). I would argue that “presidents” in general are already giving clear signs of insanity (as their global policies are bringing the destruction of the biosphere).
The point is that we are giving too much uncontrollable powers to too few with too much secrecy. This is how Hitler became Hitler and could proceed with his holocaust. While brandishing plausible deniability, as the Nazis were careful to leave nothing in writing… well, nearly nothing: some documents slipped through the cracks of Nazi secrecy.
Obama did not proceed any differently with his drone assassination program: I agree assassinations may be necessary, and I also agree drones are excellent weapons. However the combination of the preceding with extreme secrecy has enabled the institutionalization of evil. Now that Obama has done this, nothing prevents a future president, somewhere, to kill millions with drones (the ultra massive bombing campaign which reduced Nazi Germany to a dysfunctional rubble killed much less than a million people, because civilians went to shelters, or were evacuated after preliminary attacks).
Thus Obama should tell us, attack after attack, what criterions he personally used to kill civilians in countries far away, and publish the guidelines. In other words, I want to know how he differed from Andreas Lubitz plotting his murder of innocent people.
Psychological secrecy should be lifted for pilots. Lubitz piloted 150 persons. Obama, Putin, or Xi pilot more than seven billion. What do we know about their justification. How do we know that these arrogant masters have it all together? How do we know they are not driven by faulty logic or knowledge?
Alright, not to heap too much abuse on my friend Obama: perhaps chastised by his early errors with banks, drones, etc. he has understood the danger of those who, in Silicon Valley want to use secrecy to impose the rule of terror (how does that make sense? Well actually not only is monopolistic plutocracy, Silly Cone Valley style, terror, but the present terrorists and their ideology, were initially enabled by the ideology of the predecessors of the present plutocrats: a long story going back millennia I have literally spent millions of pages telling… watch for my next installment on Augustus, viewed as the mastermind of the system we are presently enjoying!)
Civilization is one. Ultimately, it’s a big tribe. Some cannot be left to brandish nukes as the North Korean dictator is doing. It could not just ruin our day, it’s bad for global mental health.
The correct attitude is to do what the Brazilian authorities did. The former president of Brazil, a former union leader, lived in an eight million Euros mansion. But he could not explain where he found the money to buy it (he is not as well organized as the Clintons, who are more than twenty times wealthier!) So now he is in jail.
Who needs secrecy anyway? Outlaws?
So let Obama go after Apple and “What’s App”, showing some virtuous guts, for once. Those who enable terrorists are terrorist themselves. Secrecy enabled the Kaiser’s attack onto the world in 1914, and then Lenin-Stalin abominable rule, Hitler’s various holocausts and insane rampages. It does not spare the USA: G W Bush’s invaded Iraq, by invading first the minds of tens of millions of Americans, with poisonous lies.
The young North Korean dictator owed his success in succeeding his father to his uncle. So he had the uncle tortured and fed, alive, to dogs. It should be more widely known. Lifting secrecy is necessary, and it will feed more inclination to examine the most important facts.
Life on Earth beyond the bacterial stage, has become incompatible with secret vices.