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Hedge Funds And Financial Bandits Financed Biden: The List

January 31, 2021

BEST PRESIDENT THUGS’ MONEY WANTED TO BUY. Read All About The High Finance Thugs Below!

Janet Yellen received $810,000 in speaking fees in 2019 and 2020 from Citadel, the hedge fund wrapped up in the Gamestop saga. Citadel has spent $240k per year lobbying Congress and the Treasury Department. The Gamestop story has thrown a light on one of the many ways in which the elite colludes. 

The collusion between immense financial wealth and politics is not new. President Jackson, a duellist with unextracted bullets in his body, the greatest general of his time, massive invader of a giant swath of what became the present USA, ethnic cleanser of civilized Native Americans on an epic scale, defeater of the British, declared on his deathbed that he was most proud of having kept the USA safe from European bankers. 

Well, they finally arrived through the backdoor… For example by secretly financing some American banks. This helped bring World War One, but was not really noticed. Next came the crash of 1929-1930, which ushered the Great Depression. The bankers had pulled the strings during the boom… but the politicians took the erroneous decisions, mostly by rising tariffs too brutally and letting everything collapse… In any case, bankers hated President Roosevelt, and he “welcomed their hatred” as he put it… FDR signed the Banking Act of 1933, repressing the financial plutocracy by separating speculative banking (investing in the financial markets), and industrial banking (investing in the real economy). However, under the reign of king Clinton I, the Banking Act of 1933 was greatly dismantled. The consequences were the collapse of an elite hedge fund, LCTM, which threatened the entire financial system. The Fed intervened, saving the system. The work of Clinton I came to light again in 2008, with a somewhat similar crash. This time the Fed , and kings Bush II and Obama I intervened and saved the wealthy, with taxpayer money, to the great applause of the ignorant Commons.      

President Joe Biden’s electoral campaign raised a known total of more than $1.6 billion that we know of so far, according to OpenSecrets (January 2021). This amount includes donations to his official campaign committee and outside groups like single-candidate super Political Action Committees and hybrid PACs. Many of those contributing to Biden belong to the Financial Plutocracy, the core of the Global Deep Plutocracy (the sort that already existed in the Sixteenth Century, when Francois I and Charles Quint, fighting each other, were financed by bankers… And the sort which financed the war against the French Republic in the Eighteenth Century, and their descendants which never seemed to have seen since something nefarious enough not to finance…)

During the Gamestop scandal, some financial institutions blocked trading to buy shares, advantaging massive hedge funds which were short. When Internet critters spoke about it, Big Tech shut down their babbling… Because it is nefarious to the elite, by suggesting that the elite conspires, which, obviously it does on a planetary, global scale. Not much of that Internet censorship differs in essence upon what is done in the Chinese dictatorship. The only difference is that in China, it’s the government which represses, whereas in the “West”, it’s the bandits themselves, without any pretense at governance, as they claim to be driven by greed… Whereas the Chinese Communist Party claims to be driven by its desire to make We the People thrive (and can justify this to a great extent!)

Where Is Big Money Funneled?

Large donations in U.S. presidential elections are directed toward super PACs (super Political Action Committees), or hybrid PACs because of the $5,600 limit on how much an individual can give to a candidate’s official campaign committee per election.

Priorities USA Action, a liberal, hybrid PAC in its fifth election cycle, has received the most money of any pro-Biden, single-candidate organization. Millions of dollars have come into the PAC from the affiliated Priorities USA nonprofit, but since it doesn’t disclose donors, it is a “dark money” group: we can’t be certain who contributed to it. Biden supporters may also give to joint fundraising committees set up for the presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee like the Biden Victory Fund and Biden Action Fund.

Top Industries

The biggest industries represented among Biden donors are (thuggish) Finance, Securities & Investment, and Internet plotters, known as “Big Tech”.

The following were the top donors to the Biden 2020 election cycle, according to processed Federal Election Commission data.

1. Donald Sussman, Paloma Partners – $9 Million

The founder and chief investment officer of hedge fund Paloma Partners, Sussman has been a long time major donor to Democrat candidates. He gave to the Priorities USA Action and Pacronym political action committees. What is the problem with hedge funds? First only the hyper wealthy have access to them. OK, next donor, and here comes evil so deep, most people are never heard about it, as they pursue their enslaved low lives:

2. James Simons, Euclidean Capital – $7 Million

Jim Simons, a mathematician of definite renown (“Chern-Simons differential form”), co-founded the legendary, but all too real, hedge funds of Renaissance Technologies. Renaissance was founded in the 1980s by Simons and other mathematicians (who crucially contributed mathematical trickery). Simon, an award-winning mathematician and former Department of Defense code breaker, is known as the “Quant King“. 

The idea is actually extremely primitive: it consists in stealing people before they know it. As the idea is rather embarrassingly simple, pigeons do this everyday to each other, it is hidden below a mathematical mumbo-jumbo to make the naive and easily dazzled, believe in wizzardy. All what Simons and his henchmen do is to process massive trades a tiny bit faster than everybody else, while leading the market where they want it to go (by using their size and an arsenal of tricks). 

This sort of trading is thoroughly unethical that it should be unlawful, because it is a sure way to transfer more wealth to the wealthier, by giving a systematic trading advantage to the wealthiest. From there to systemic racism, there is a distinction without any difference. Thus, Simons is a revered figure, especially among mathematicians (he gives them crumbs, founding an institute… where I was hosted, sort of). Simons gave to the Priorities USA Action and Unite the Country political action committees.

3. Deborah Simon, Retired – $6.1 Million

Her father was the late Melvin Simon, the co-founder of America’s largest mall operator, Simon Property Group. This self-declared friend of man, “philanthropist”, gave to the American Bridge 21st Century and Unite the Country political action committees. Her sister Cynthia also donated $1.75 million.

4. George Marcus, Marcus & Millichap Co. – $4 Million

The billionaire real estate magnate is the founder of Marcus & Millichap Company and chairman of Essex Property Trust. Last year he co-hosted a fundraising event for Biden, and he has contributed money to the Priorities USA Action, Unite the Country and American Bridge 21st Century political action committees.

PPP On September 23, 1998, the chiefs of some of the largest investment firms of Wall Street—Bankers Trust, Bear Stearns, Chase Manhattan, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and Salomon Smith Barney—met on the 10th floor conference room of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York 

5. Michael Moritz, Sequoia Capital – $3.5 Million

The Welsh native is a partner at venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. He’s also an author and former tech journalist. The venture capital firms and Silicon Valley in general have been operating in concert with the US Deep State. They too use tricks which should be illegal (founding startups which are bound to get sure contracts with Big Tech down the street, in exchange for what are basically kickbacks…)

It is better than the anti-innovation attitude of the Roman imperial state… But not that much better. After all, Louis XIV financed the famous physicist Huyghens… And this sort of pseudo-intellectual pseudo-goodism may have persuaded Louis he was a good person, enabling him to engage in repression against Protestants, which brought tremendous wars which were catastrophic for civilization and Europe in general and France in particular. Moritz gave to the Pacronym and American Bridge 21st Century political action committees.

6. Kenneth Duda, Arista Networks – $3 Million

Duda is the co-founder, chief technology officer and senior vice president (software engineering) at cloud networking solutions provider Arista. He gave to the Pacronym and American Bridge 21st Century political action committees.

7. Seth Klarman, The Baupost Group – $3 Million

Billionaire investor Seth Klarman is a longtime independent and has given to the Republican Party in the past. “I’ve seen meaningful numbers of people put aside what would appear to be their short-term economic interest because they value being citizens in a democracy,” he grandly told The New York Times in August. He gave to the Pacronym, Priorities USA Action and Unite the Country political action committees.

8.Reid Hoffman, Greylock Partners – $2.5 million

Hoffman is the co-founder and former executive chairman of LinkedIn. The billionaire tech investor is currently a partner at a venture capital firm. He backed Alloy, a data exchange platform for the Democratic party which will begin to wind down its operations next year. He gave to the American Bridge 21st Century and Unite the Country political action committees.

9.Stephen Mandel, Lone Pine Capital – $2.5 million

Mandel founded hedge fund Lone Pine, which has an excellent long-term track record. He was among the top 10 highest paid hedge fund managers in 2019, with an income close to $1 billion. He gave to the American Bridge 21st Century political action committee.

10. Phillip Ragon, Intersystems Corporation – $2.5 Million

Also known as “Terry,”Ragon is the founder and CEO of private healthcare software company Intersystems. He and his wife, Susan, have signed The Giving Pledge, a trick to persuade the Commons that the plutocracy will redistribute all its money to them: so no need to tax plutocrats, aka “philanthropists”. Ragon gave to the American Bridge 21st Century political action committee.

Other Biden Loving Plutocrats:

Renaissance Technologies director Henry Laufer and his wife, Marsha, together contributed $4 million to back Biden. Stewart Bainum Jr., the chairman of Choice Hotels International, gave $2 million to the Unite the Country political action committee.

Big donors from the media industry include director Steven Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw, who together gave $2.5 million. Jeffrey Skoll, the first president of eBay and founder and chairman of Participant, which has produced more than 100 feature and documentary films, gave $2 million. Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane donated $700,000 and media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg gave $200,000. Kathryn Murdoch and James Murdoch, son of News Corporation executive chairman Rupert Murdoch, together contributed $1.6 million. That’s called hedging, in case you wonder. The demolition of Donald Trump by Fox News’ “moderator” Chris Wallace in the first presidential debate looks less of a coincidence in this light….

Is Biden hopeless for progress? Not necessarily. As he put it long ago:

Politics is a damn expensive business. I had one hell of a time trying to raise money as a candidate. I had to put a second mortgage on our house to get that campaign started, and I ended up spending over $300,000 to get elected. I believe that public financing of federal election campaigns is the only thing that will insure good candidates and save the two-party system. It is the most degrading thing in the world to go out with your hat in your hand and beg for money, but that’s what you have to do if you haven’t got your own resources.

Well, it’s not just about little Biden getting humiliated. This is about the planet. When vicious thieves become the wealthiest, most influential persons in the world, we get a world founded on vice and thievery. No way to ensure the survival of civilization, being guided by the most despicable. This is a lesson to meditate worldwide, including with the Russian and Chinese dictators.

These bandits did not steal pizza slices. They stole the future.

Patrice Ayme

Subtle Ways Form Beliefs. It’s Not I Think, Therefore I am, But I Feel, Therefore I Think

January 31, 2021

One has to understand that the root of the brain’s behavior is its very structure. Ideas and emotions are basically neural networks and generalizations thereof. It requires huge energy to set them up. Once they are up, they are up: it is not easy to dismantle them. THUS one has to be careful what one is exposed to… Or NOT exposed to… Starting as children. Here below is an example of subtle, but particularly pernicious, vicious, infectious and nefarious bias:

Does not look like it, but the picture above contains dangerously false, racist, Wahhabist supremacy propaganda: it fosters a view of Islam which is deeply misleading. What is claimed is basically that there are no difference between variants of Sunni Islam. Actually there are enormous differences: some variants of Sunni Islam are completely compatible with advanced civilization, others are absolutely not. Actually above, painted all green, thus Sunni, are areas that have FORBIDDEN Sunni to show up, for 13 centuries! (I was initially brought up in one of these, so I am familiar with the situation). So, basically the map above is a way to describe Islam in a non intelligent, thus racist way, and also a way to make propaganda for Wahhabism, thus the worst Muslim Fundamentalism. Also depicting modern France as a Catholic country, or the USA as “Protestant”, has become, thankfully, a joke.

A subtle point of outrageous bias, for example is in the graph of religions above: tiny differences between various Christian sects are blown up with different colors…. Whereas enormous differences between different versions of Islam are ignored, and they are called “Shia”, or “Sunni”.  However, in some of the “Sunni” zones, “Sunni” were forbidden to enter… And this by variants of Islam older than “Sunni”. This may look over-subtle… Until one realizes that most “Westerners” identify the belief of an Islamist sect, “Sunnism”, in its Wahhabism extremism, as all of Islam… And that, in turn has huge consequences on democracy, because Wahhabism is antithetical to democracy… Which versions of Islam opposed to Sunnism often are not… 

This points to something: bias from sheer ignorance… the most frequent sort of bias…   

Thinking anew means to move minds. How to move minds? Passion. Extreme passions enable to reset neural networks, create new ones, that is, new ideas, new emotions. Thus extreme passions are good for mental creativity. Hence for adapting humanity to reality. 

Another deep metacognitive bias is that passion is antithetical to thinking. It’s the other way around: no passion, no thinking…

However, those passions arising against inertia are inconvenient to most, in particular to the entrenched elite. That’s why great thinkers tend to be hated, in battle and on the run

… Yes, not just Socrates, Aristotle, Hypatia , Boetius, Abelard, Hus, Bruno, Galileo, Descartes, Lavoisier, Lamarck, Galois, Boltzmann, or Van Gogh, but even Einstein, or Louis De Broglie, let alone Bloch or Cavailles… the latter two top intellectuals tortured to death by the Nazis.

When confronted to genuinely new thinking, all of humanity is on the run…

Patrice Ayme

Health Care Corruption: Elite Jumping The Line On COVID Vaccination, Not Just Hedge Funds

January 29, 2021

I know a young hospital administrator whose offices are located more than a mile from the patients at her hospital. She spontaneously presented her excuses for having been vaccinated as soon as the vaccine became available in California, several weeks ago. She knows I am at risk… My own vaccination is scheduled two months from now!  

What should have been done is vaccinating first front line health care workers, and people according to risk (old, sick, etc.). Also going for the priority first shot policy: the graphs coming out of class III trials are clear for the first two mRNA vaccines: after ten days, even on the first shot alone, the probability of getting nasty COVID is neglectable. 

It is a question of beating the SARS CoV2 variants which are multiplying… Vaccinating now on the first variant of the coronavirus diminishes its probability of mutating…. especially in synchronization with travel restrictions. 

The difference in spending? Not quality, obviously, but corruption…

In general, the US healthcare system spends, by GDP per capita 50% more than what Great Britain does. However, it performs less well. So, as a rule of thumb, one can say half of healthcare spending in the USA is sheer corruption. Jumping the line on the coronavirus vaccination is a consequence of this climate of corruption, and reinforces it. So it does indeed matter very much. Progress will happen when all these decision makers, influencers and power hogs recognize they are lower moral sorts… and that they should seriously abandon their elite based ethics. 

Now we learn that the “leftist” Treasure Secretary, Janet Yellen, got 810,000 dollars (yes, nearly one million dollars) from a hedge fund, Citadel, involved in the Wall Street shorting scandal. Hedge funds were the main providers of funds to Biden. Much of the trading they engage in should be illegal. Why? Because it advantages the world’s wealthiest people… So how do they become wealthier? Money does not magically appear. That money is transferred from others. The hedge funds become wealthier by stealing from the 99%… And to make sure they can keep on doing that, they pay the politicians, to insure that the elite they belong to keeps on being the elite. The elite tribe: put them all in jail.

Seriously, common people can easily end up in jail for no good reason whatsoever. Especially if they are good people protesting injustice. There is a very good reason to send to jail those who collude and conspire to steal from the poor. Big Tech, of course closed the communication channels of the Commons to help their elite friends… And Senator Elizabeth Warren, showing her true colors, those of the very fake left, rushed to their rescue, to the rescue of the hedge fund elite…

Where is Joe?

Well, Joe has been OK, with the health care corruption… And the financial corruption… For nearly 50 years as a professional politician of the highest caliber. Hopefully, this blatant spectacle of the elite splurging, thanks to COVID and now the Gamestop financial scandal, will start to make the Commons on the “left” understand that their “left” leader were absolutely the opposite of what they claim to be.

Want more? In a monologue, speaking of the death from COVID in nursing homes, Democratic governor Cuomo of New York literally said:”Who cares?”

Governor Cuomo, 1/29/2021: “New York state, we’re only about 28 percent  — only — but we’re below the national average in number of deaths in nursing homes.

But who cares — 33 [percent], 29 [percent] — died in the hospital, died in a nursing home? They died.

I know a mighty Venture Capitalist who practices “virtue displaying” by celebrating the wisdom of Cuomo. Will this sort of attitude on the part of his hero shake him up? Is that enough?

Truth start with suspicion, not by howling with the pack…

Patrice Ayme

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Here are extracts of the New York Times article, providing context:

Yes, It Matters That People Are Jumping the Vaccine Line
When hospital administrators and politicians’ spouses get immunized before people more at risk, it undermines confidence in the system.
By Elisabeth Rosenthal
Dr. Rosenthal, a contributing opinion writer, worked as an emergency room physician before becoming a journalist

For weeks Americans have watched those who are well connected, wealthy or crafty “jump the line” to get a vaccine, while others are stuck, endlessly waiting on hold to get an appointment, watching sign-up websites crash or loitering outside clinics in the often-futile hope of getting a shot.

… That’s in part because, desperate to end their own pandemic nightmare, many of our most respected institutions and politicians have behaved badly. Of course hospitals have performed heroics during the pandemic … But some also have behaved selfishly during the vaccine rollout.

When the vaccine was released in December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that health care personnel and nursing home residents receive the first doses. It was pretty clear whom the agency had in mind for “health care personnel”: those who deal directly with patients, including doctors, nurses, technicians, janitors and the people who deliver meals, along those who might come into contact with the virus, like security guards and laundry staff, as part of their jobs.

But many hospitals interpreted the recommendation broadly, inoculating their entire staff — public relations departments, administrators, programmers, laboratory scientists and, sometimes, their boards. They offered vaccines to psychiatrists who were seeing their patients on Zoom. They vaccinated radiologists who were reading films at home. Some of those immunized were at the upper end of the medical income totem pole, people who had sat out the pandemic at country homes.

Many hospitals pay no taxes because the care they provide benefits their communities. In their vaccine rollout, many of them were not thinking about their communities, only about themselves.

That behavior set a precedent for the national chaos that followed. “From soup to nuts the whole thing has fallen apart,” said Arthur Caplan, one of the country’s leading medical ethicists. What Dr. Caplan called “unfair priority” left him “incredibly irritated”; ethics were often absent from the algorithm. “Once you’ve lost public confidence in the fairness of the process, it undermines willingness to follow the rules,” he said.

Once random people working virtually got shots, those outside medical centers played whatever cards they had, too. Therapists who were working remotely claimed eligibility. Politicians and their spouses — sometimes former spouses — got vaccines.

Who Decides What Is “Evident”? The Media Owners? Hedge Fund Managers?

January 29, 2021

Power is everything, and thinking its slave…

But how does thinking arise? Well, all thinking is, in all people besides bimbos, “evidence based”. “Lie” on one side of the Sierra, “evidence” on the other…

A difficulty for “evidence based” thinking is that, right now, the dominant sources of knowledge are all owned (or controlled: BBC, NPR, PBS) by the world’s wealthiest persons. People go around, and say: oh, I read it in Reuters. Well, the first Mr. Reuters with an information service was back around 1850.

The New York Times has been controlled by the same Jewish family since the 1890s. When Hitler came around, telling the truth about The Holocaust was inconvenient for business of New York based potentates, so the New York Times blocked information about the destruction of ethnic groups, including Jews although the Jewish Councils, the Polish and French government, among others, had presented incontrovertible evidence. All US media blocked the information, known by 1939, until 1945, so around 100 million people died. Oops.

This still goes on: in the bipartisan built-up for the invasion of Iraq, in 2002-2003, the NYT’s Judith Miller concocted in cooperation with the White House and the US Senate (that’s a euphemism for a well-known character) false news to incite the US population to hate Iraq. Three million killed. Oops.

Evidence-Based Is One Letter Away From Evidence-Biased

So people say:Oh, AP, Associated Press said such and such, it has got to be true, that is an authoritative source. They do not realize that the AP is a consortium of plutocratically owned media. It should be called “Associated Plutocrats”. Then the same naive individuals turn around and speak of “Factcheck.Org”… Well I know one of the financiers of that organization. He hates me because he poses as an ecologist, but invested in plastic fields for schools. When I criticized that, he got my 9 year old daughter kicked out of her school. Money talks. He is a mighty heir, advising US and french presidents… in ecological matters. Naturally Fact.check pretends that the US has nothing to do with the rise of Al Qaeda… Soon they will tell us that “Agent Orange” was an energy drink served in Vietnam, and the US has nothing to do with it…

Another example. NBC, Comcast, are controlled just by the alpha male of the Roberts family (inherited fortune). Now Mr. Roberts has a friend and collaborator: Mr. Xi, the Chinese tyrant… Just one of their many projects together in Beijing, is worth of the order of ten billion dollars. So now do you think that employees of NBC with mortgages for their mansions, paying private school for their children, are going to be keen to find out the truth about slave labor in the Xi Reich?

Much of what people considers “evidence” on the most significant issues, is carefully concocted disinformation, misinformation, dissemblance, red-herrings, when not outright lies, or the most abysmal silences.

For example, who knows the world’s top tax have is Delaware? Or that this has to do with its (ex) Senior Senator? Who knows that, out of the top donors to Biden around eight of them are financial scam artists, hedge fund managers and fast traders who engage in forms of financial trading which SHOULD be illegal (they win automatically by leading the markets). Certainly the top plutocrats and the media they own will not talk about this: they themselves depend upon free money from money center banks…

“Evidence based” logic is an indispensable notion, indeed. But who decides what is evident, and how? On the crucial questions, certainly not the top, wealthiest universities… They have become too dependent upon money from the wealthiest…

A very good example is Doctor Fauci. He is much esteemed, and I like his delivery, I would like to talk to him in person. He was top adviser to Trump, and is now top adviser to Biden. Now he wants us to wear two masks… superposed. I thought about putting three on top of each other, and hanging one from each of my ears to public display my virtue. But then I realized I would probably die suffocated… So, anyway, the good Fauci is now teaching two masks… because masks do NOT work as the end-all, be-all (except special masks, specially worn in special activities, where and when they are indispensable, like surgery). Fauci knows this, and that is why he was telling everybody to absolutely wear no mask in March. Earlier, when Trump blocked tourist travelling from China, on January 31, 2020, Fauci was all against it (so Trump was slow to block further, as those among the Dems who play demented, like plutocrat Pelosi, called Trump a racist). Of course blocking al, this non essential travel was, and is, essential: the highly contagious and more deadly SARS-CoV 2 variant from Brazil was found in Japan last week… brought there by people coming from Brazil… Actually this is how China blocked the pandemic…

So is Doctor Fauci a good source of evidence, or evidently a power hungry crook? Agreed he is charming, very intelligent… The posterboy of fraudulence. Same for governor Cuomo of New York: the evidence had been that he was charming: something called a “Grammy” was given to him by a plutocratic organization. for his misleading presentations. However the New York Attorney general is now officially less amused. As the New York Post puts it:

Attorney General Letitia James has finally, and reluctantly, confirmed the ugly truth that Gov. Cuomo’s people have long strived to conceal but most New Yorkers suspected: The number of nursing-home residents who’ve died from COVID-19 is much higher than Cuomo’s administration claims — likely more than 50 percent higher.

James soft-pedals criticism of her political patron and his mad mandate that sent COVID-positive patients into the state’s most vulnerable population, but the facts she presents are damning enough. More, she notes the lack of evidence for Cuomo’s claim that nursing-home staff, not his edict, spread the deadly virus, killing thousands.

James’ damning 76-page report follows months of stonewalling by Team Cuomo. Lawmakers from both parties have demanded the true number of nursing-home-resident deaths; so has the Empire Center, via a Freedom of Information lawsuit.

More than 13,000 died from Cuomo’s action, refusing to use the Mercy ship Trump had brought in… I know some big shots in Silicon Valley, all Trump hating, who have been virtue displaying and pretending Cuomo was the best of all imaginable men…. For them. The evidence of a plutocrat is not the evidence of a small investor, as the recent shut down of small investors contradicting plutocrats showed.

As the Wall Street Journal describes:

Popular online brokerages restricted trading in highflying stocks including GameStop Corp. and AMC AMC -56.63% Entertainment Holdings Inc., sapping some of the euphoria around shares of companies that individual investors have sent skyrocketing in recent days.

The restrictions, from brokerages including Robinhood Markets Inc., Webull Financial LLC, E*Trade Financial Corp. and Interactive Brokers Group Inc., left traders hoping to capitalize on this week’s eye-popping gains with only two options: hold or sell. They also fueled a firestorm of criticism among users and even some members of Congress who have called for hearings on the matter.

Brokerages Curb GameStop Trades; Reddit Investors Respond With Fury

Also Charles Schwab and other investment houses blocked the arrogant, greedy little guys. Amusingly, our prefered diva, the Senate hungry AOC, is concerned by the little investor… This brought agreement between AOC and Elon Musk:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez@AOC
·Jan 28, 2021This is unacceptable. We now need to know more about @RobinhoodApp’s decision to block retail investors from purchasing stock while hedge funds are freely able to trade the stock as they see fit. As a member of the Financial Services Cmte, I’d support a hearing if necessary.

More than half of all Robinhood users own at least some GameStop stock. They are now unable to freely trade it; the app is only allowing users to close out their positions. https://vice.com/en/article/m7ak7y/robinhood-stops-users-from-trading-gamestop-stocks-other-reddit-yolo-picks…

Elon Musk@elonmusk: Absolutely (10:43 AM · Jan 28, 2021)

Patrice Ayme@Tyranosopher: In the Middle Ages, professionals used to sell bear skins before killing their owners… Hence the name “bear market”…

Elon Musk@elonmusk · u can’t sell houses u don’t own u can’t sell cars u don’t own but u *can* sell stock u don’t own!? this is bs – shorting is a scam legal only for vestigial reasons

What is going on here? Simple plutocratic hedge funds are used to “short” stocks and manipulate public opinion to do so. But small investors with tiny accounts, of a few thousand dollars finally realized they were being manipulated. So, instead of selling they bought. Now the hyper wealthy hedge funds, Biden donors, all of them, saw with dismay the prices of stocks they had already sold go up, and up, and up and up. Threatened with the loss of hundreds of billions of dollars, the plutocratic financial system was suddenly threatened with ruins, while the little critters with their tiny accounts, all conspiring together kept buying and buying…

You have to understand that conspiracy theorists are forbidden in the USA: only the wealthiest can conspire. That is why they have golf courses and parties where they eat Beluga caviar with gold leaf on top (don’t look at me funny: Beluga caviar is good for you and gold leaf has no taste; besides, Diane of Poitier ate a lot of it, that was confirmed by forensics recently, kept her young, at least she was ‘evidence based” that way, then…)

Some hedge funds lost many billion dollars, so now the authorities find all this intolerable, and shut down trading on at least twenty stocks… One has to understand that, to invest in those funds, one has to be in the 1%. Among other requirements, as part of the Banking Act of 1933, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires hedge fund investors to be accredited, which means possessing a net worth of more than $1 million and a sophisticated understanding of personal finance, investing and trading. Minimum investments tend to be above a million dollars… These requirements exclude the vast majority of the investing public.

So what’s the evidence? The basic evidence? Well, we are in plutocracy, information is owned, and even the sentiment of which kind of information is attractive is itself owned. What else to you think they invented the mass fascination with giant individuals hanging from baskets they push a ball in, and guys in tights breathing together, their white butts in full evidence, while millions applaud?

Futile pursuits for minds owned, hearts and souls…

Patrice Ayme

Good People Don’t Believe In Conspiracies

January 28, 2021

Good People Don’t Make Conspiracy Theories, because there have been no conspiracies, nor could there be any conspiracies, in this world, the best of all possible worlds, made by the best possible elite from the best and most expensive schools in the world. Only bad people think there are conspiracies. Why? Because these conspiracy theorists have no education and do not know what “evidence-based” means. Only bad people would think that this world the elite has made is not the best, by the best, for the best, best in the world, best for us, and as good as the best could ever go.

We Good People shall not associate with “conspiracy theorists”: those lesser minds, ravaged with envy and ignorance, define evil for real. 

We Good People shall not make a theory that some people are making conspiracies, except when they are Alt-right, racist, white supremacists, domestic terrorists, who contemptuously believe that some in the elite and The Crown, engaged in pedophilia. 

We Good People shall not make a theory that there are gross inequalities in society because some people have conspired to make it so. Good people don’t make conspiracies and we are only ruled by good people, now that the bad person, and the 74 million KKK and Nazi sympathizer terrorists who voted for him, have been impeached, for more than four years… And will be, forever and ever.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory of why we went west. The conquest of the West, was Manifest Destiny, but not something that we should make a conspiracy theory about. At least so the anti-conspirationists say. Notice the fleeing Native American family, bison and snarling grizzly on the left, returning to the darkness they belong to… Called “Spirit of the Frontier” and widely distributed as an engraving portrayed settlers moving west, guided and protected by Columbia herself, the painting represents English America dressed in a Roman toga to represent classical republicanism. Aided by technology (railways, telegraph, canals), Columbia drives Native Americans, bison and bear into obscurity on the left. The technology shown in the picture represents the triumph of technological innovation. Note that Columbia is bringing the rebirth of “light” as witnessed on the eastern side of the painting as she travels towards the “dark” West.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory of the wealthiest banks lending to the wealthiest people. We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory of the Federal Reserve being composed of the wealthiest banks.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory of Davos.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory of why Obama called 11 millions stateless residents of the USA “Dreamers”, instead of giving those who were brought up here, citizenship, as if all the right they had was to dream of having a country somewhere they can call home.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory of Obamacare as a subsidy to the world’s wealthiest healthcare system.

We Good People shall not make a theory that Obama did not institute universal health care as a human right, so that his friends and future employers, and the elite in general, will have even more money to give to him..

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory of the “free press” not being “free”.

We Good People shall not believe that the “free press” is not free because it is owned by the world’s wealthiest people, conspiring together to present a worldview where the world’s wealthiest people are called “friends of man” (philanthropists)  . 

We Good People shall not make a theory that Delaware is the world’s ultimate tax haven because some politicians conspired with financial companies. 

We Good People shall not make a theory that the USA armed and instigated the Iranian theocrats to make a coup against the democratically elected government of Iran of Dr. Mossadegh because of oil.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory that the invasion of Iraq by the United State, a country on the other side of the planet, happened for anything but the very best reasons.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory of why the Senate Foreign Committee Chair, Biden is on the record for saying that Iraq had to be invaded… in 1998, five years before Bush did it.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory of the fact that those with the most money tend to win US elections. We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory of why Wall Street and corporate America, especially the corporations making good money in China, gave money to Joe Biden.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory that there is a conspiracy theory about never making any conspiracy theory about any conspiracy. We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory of why everybody speaks about the nuts who make conspiracy theories all the time, and conspiracies of conspiracies, instead of proposing and implementing a transparent, clear and simple progressive agenda.We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory that when we all breathe together we are actually part of literal conspiracy because we all agree conspiracies about conspiracies is what the bad people do.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory that US and UK plutocracies gave enough technology, investment and industry to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Franco and even Hirohito… to make World War Two possible. 

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory that the US (Deep) State Department is capable of engaging in most elementary Machiavellianism, talking one way, to better exploit by doing the exact opposite.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory that the United States of America’s Deep State was smart enough to realize that, by bolstering Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Franco, Hirohito, the Saudi monarchy, the Shahanshah of Iran, let alone Greek colonels and Indonesian generals, Al Qaeda and Kagame, it was weakening, or even destroying, Europe and its ex-colonies…. thus advancing the US Deep State and its attached plutocrats…

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory that, by refusing to intervene against its own creatures Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Franco, Hirohito, the Saudi monarchy, the Shahanshah of Iran, let alone Greek colonels and Indonesian generals, Al Qaeda and Kagame, the US Deep State divided and thus conquered.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory that by helping Russia the way it did, advising it to set-up an unbridled plutocracy, the US helped demolish it.

We good people shall not believe in the conspiracy that the most recent estimates of global offshore holdings totalling more than $10 trillion rob governments of hundreds of billions in tax revenues each year is happening in full view of elected officials, who want to share in the bonanza. 

We good people shall not believe in the conspiracy that over the past few decades, global corporations have stored more and more profits overseas, making the effective corporate tax rate less than half the tax rate on the books, in full view of elected officials, who want to share in the bonanza.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory that the establishment of slavery in the English American colony in 1619 CE was a conspiracy.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy that the land grabs of president Jefferson and Jackson were conspiracies, just manifest destiny.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory that the Monroe doctrine that the Americas belong to the USA, is implemented by conspiracies, or that Banana Republics are the fruits of conspiracies.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory that president Jackson’s Indian Removal Act was a conspiracy. Or that the violation of hundreds of treaties with the Native American nations came through conspiracies.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory that there are conspiracies or that history is the history of conspiracies. Good People Don’t Believe In Conspiracies, or history.

And if history repeats itself, let it be. We good people shall not even make a conspiracy theory that there was a conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar in 44 BCE, by some of Rome’s wealthiest men, enraged as they were by Consul Caesar’s wealth redistribution law in 59 BCE… Just as they had been conspiring to kill the Gracchi brothers and their allies, for the same reason, 90 years before… Because, if we entertain a conspiracy theory, why not two, then three, then… One may be confronted by the horrendous, and to be rejected absolutely, conspiracy theory that US plutocracy plotted with Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini or Franco… just as it is plotting with Xi now.

We good people shall not make a conspiracy theory of the US presence in the Middle East, starting in 1945 at the Great Bitter lake of the Suez Canal, on the cruiser Quincy, between president Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz Ibn Saud….

We good people shall be good so that our masters can reward us with treats, and we can believe in goodness, like the dogs we have become. And if you disagree with that, bark on you! You are not just a terrorists, but you do not believe in evidence-based thinking!

Ever since American society was founded, who we are, Manifest Destiny has guided us, Good People, and we never conspired in any sense, Good People never do, and we are the goodest. Only our enemies conspire to make conspiracy theories about us, and they should be utterly impeached, prosecuted, condemned and censored, not to say utterly destroyed, so help us God against those vile tyrants unworthy of the human dignity, with their villainous minds seeking to brandish an alternate version of truth.

“Evidence based” truth is what our masters have graciously provided us with, and ingrates rejecting manifest truth should have no standing, let alone the right to be heard.

Moral of this story: If one does not believe there are conspiracies, one does not believe in intelligence, progress, history, and human nature. Also, one is an idiot.

Patrice Ayme

Down With Bitcoin

January 26, 2021

Bitcoin and its ilk should be unlawful. Not just because these so-called crypto currencies violate the principle of sovereignty, by privatizing currency… and in democracy, sovereignty, that’s us… we don’t want unknown forces privatizing our society from shadows so deep, one does not know who is behind them…

The real problem with crypto-currencies is ecological. The so-called block-chain technology at its root is a humongous ecological waste. Bitcoin “mining” consumes more than the total electricity consumption of Switzerland. In the latest news we have, the total bitcoin mining, was at least using as much energy as the Netherlands in 2019.

In mining, what are presently high power, hence energy guzzling, computers compete against each other to create bitcoin; so basically bitcoin creates what I call AWE (Absolute Worth Energy) in the worst possible way, by deliberately wasting energy… A few year back, Bitcoin production was seen as generating between 22 and 22.9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year, or between the levels produced by Jordan and Sri Lanka, according to a 2019 study in scientific journal Joule. 70% of bitcoin “mining” is made in China, and its ultimate energy source is… coal (when hydro is low, which is most of the year). That Elon Musk condones this, while claiming his greeness is a testimony to hypocrisy. The argument that said mining could be made “green” is irrelevant: bitcoin is designed to be a waste of AWE.

If one let the crypto-clowns have their way, crypto-currencies would soon need more energy than the world economy itself. It’s grotesque. Another reason for that monstrosity, besides the cryptocurrency “mining” itself, is the very source of the pride of the crypto-clowns: all and any transaction bitcoin transaction is recorded, that is all and any history of all transactions recorded, and kept alive in zillions of computers. It’s a gigantic waste.

Oh, what’s bitcoin? An electronic transaction with an organization standing in the shadows, founded by nowhere man… With a Japanese sounding name. Maybe the Yakuza made a joke?

A currency has meaning only when backed up by a government, that is, an army. Yes, I know there were currencies shared by several polities (Thaler), and that countries such as New Zealand do not have much firepower, and, yet, a currency… Apparently contradicting my (currency = sovereignty = army) equation. However, closer inspection shows that such polities are part of larger ensembles with powerful armies. For example it is the leading military powers of the West which protect and gives meaning to the Aussie and Kiwi currencies… 

Bubbling up. Major Money Center banks are behind the latest Bitcoin bubble. New Secretary of the Treasury Yellen shot across their bows, and bitcoin promptly collapsed by 25% (in 2 days) . She wants to “examine ways in which we can curtail the use of crypto currencies and make sure that [money laundering] doesn’t occur through those channels.”

If one analyzes worth throughout history, one realizes that its evolution is dominated by military events. The Late Roman empire, especially under the Christian dictatorship, around 400 CE, saw the fiat currency value plummet to zero (the gold Solidus kept its value for another 6 centuries, but  that was currency for the wealthy).  That happened because the Roman army plummeted to zero… To be transmogrified into the Frankish army after 480 CE…

When the Franks reestablished the fiat currency, based on silver, in the late Eighth Century, they also re-established respect for it. In a tradition that extended to the late Middle Ages, faux monnayeurs were forced to reside, for their last few hours, in special elongated iron cages, which were partly immersed in increasing hotter water, oil, or even wine… enabling them to express enthusiastically for all to hear, their denunciation of the equivalent of bitcoin… Fiat currency was boiled down to sheer force.

And there it remains.

Show me a currency, I will show you an army, or armies, backing it up.

Bitcoin has not army… Except if you want to count the usual suspects of the financial plutocracy as an army…

And now I will brace for the hate mail which I get each time I attack bitcoin… See my “Bitcoin Is Organized Crime“. But I am like John Muir who climbed up a gigantic conifer in the Sierra Nevada, during a raging winter storm, just to enjoy the power of nature… The greed associated to bitcoin spices up human nature considerably…

Patrice Ayme

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P/S: In December 2020, Trump’s outgoing team at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network—a unit of the Treasury Department focused on money laundering—proposed a new set of rules to prevent cryptocurrency-based money laundering.

Under the new rules, cryptocurrency-based exchanges would file transaction reports with FinCEN any time a customer made a cryptocurrency transaction worth more than $10,000. This duplicates existing rules requiring banks to report when customers make cash withdrawals or deposits worth more than $10,000.

FinCEN also wants to impose new record-keeping requirements for transactions of users who manage their own private keys—dubbed “unhosted wallets” by FinCEN. Under FinCEN’s proposal, if a cryptocurrency exchange’s customer sends more than $3,000 to an unhosted wallet, the exchange would be required to keep a record of the transaction, including the identity of the customer who initiated the payment.

Biden and the esteemed Yellen (ex-Fed Chair nearly reconducted by Trump) seem to want more of the same, and that’s very good. So far, much of Biden’s most important policies seem to be Trump on steroids… And that’s excellent.

Democracy Has Gone To The Dogs

January 25, 2021

The New York Times is proud that the “Reverend” Warnock was elected because, decisively, some campaign manipulator got the idea of purchasing a dog. And they shot commercials for hours with the dog, presenting it as Mr. Warnock’s dog, when actually it was not. These long shooting scenes included fake poop which now Senator Warnock dutifully collected to burnish his ecological credentials. The New York Times is proud that the claim for progress rests on flaunting the inauthenticity of politicians: at least this way, things are clear: fake news, fake dog, fake relationship, even fake poop. It’s all fake, ladies and gentlemen, only the money behind the magic is real: around one billion dollars to purchase the two Georgia Senate seats

Bark On You

Here is the New York Times describing the situation: “How Alvin the Beagle Helped Usher In a Democratic Senate. Senator Raphael Warnock was sworn in this week as Georgia’s first Black senator, and he arrived with a canny canine assist.

In perhaps the best-known spot, Mr. Warnock, a Democrat, deposits a plastic baggie of Alvin’s droppings in the trash, likening it to his rival’s increasingly caustic ads. The beagle barks in agreement, and as Mr. Warnock declares that “we” — he and Alvin — approve of the message, the dog takes a healthy lick of his goatee.

…Mr. Warnock became the first Black senator ever from Georgia, after Democrats swept both the state’s Senate seats in the runoffs. The twin victories delivered Democratic control of the chamber and an enormous boost to President Biden and his chances to enact his agenda.

While there is no singular factor responsible for victories this narrow — Mr. Warnock won by less than 100,000 votes out of roughly 4.5 million and the other new Democratic senator, Jon Ossoff, won by even less — there is bipartisan agreement that the beagle played an outsize role in cutting through the clutter in two contests that broke every Senate spending record….

All of which would probably come as a surprise to Alvin. After all, he wasn’t even Mr. Warnock’s dog.

All readers of the New York Times found the story inspiring.

Instead, I propose that, as part of the DEMOCRATIZATION PROJECT, all and any inauthentic representation by an elected representative, or candidate should be criminalized. If Warnock had a beloved beagle, fine, he could show it on TV. But what he did was tantamount to lying. And it does not matter if he had several hundreds of millions from plutocrats to pay for his commercials. Actually, that makes it worse.

Patrice Ayme

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P/S: I made a short and polite comment to the NYT deploring that the fake relationship was lauded as most democratic. It was censored. That is a violation of both isegoria and parrhesia, two pillars of real democracy:

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2020/11/16/no-isegoria-no-parrhesia-why-the-us-election-was-fraudulent/.

The NYT allowed only comments fawning over the Reverend and “his” beagle that he fake- “owned”. (Yes “owned” is the way the dog was described several times… reminiscent of when the ancestors of the NYT “owned” people…)

Argumentum Ad Logicam, Non Ad Hominem

January 23, 2021

Civilization is not just about cities, but also what allows cities to exist, civilized behaviors. This civilization is now expanding in the solar system, after starting to master biology and thermonuclear systems… And this world civilization is endowed with way too many people, considering the present state of science and technology… inviting catastrophe. So we need to improve science and technology, and that means new and better ideas from the most unexpected dimensions we did not suspect to exist… even a short while ago.

THUS, Want to improve civilization? We should learn to focus debates on ideas, not individuals. Argumentum Ad Logicam, Non Ad Hominem… to logic, not to the person…. to coin a really new Latin aphorism. Who said the Greco-Roman culture was dead [1]? AT THE IDEAS, NOT THE PERSON (I studied Latin six years, in Africa, of all places!)

Debate the idea, don’t debate the sex life, skin color, gender, age, accent, language, religion, national or ethnic origin of the one proffering it. Roman lawyers actually used the legal principle: non quis sed quid… not who but what…

I have lived in many cultures. I have talked for years with people who didn’t know how to read and write. But I have never seen so many primitives as recently. A friend who is a doctor, scared of COVID (!) retired precipitously. He told me, in writing (!) that he would need a lawyer’s oversight if he were to talk to me about COVID. No less! Debate is that scary for the new primitives. They need a lawyer around to exchange not just general ideas, which can easily offend the thin skinned, but even scientific ideas!

In Africa, below the deep shade of thickly leaved trees, I would exchange freely about the deepest subjects with authentic people. But now many of prominent ones, from the elite, tell us we are not worthy of any mental exchange. There is just one truth, one reality, one set of facts, and any deviation from those is versing in “conspiracy theory”. It does not matter if one day doctor Fauci is against travel bans, and the moth after that, for them. Or if doctor Fauci is adamantly against masks, for excellent reasons, before being stridently for them, three months later (thus causing an explosion of the pandemic). Doctor Fauci is the establishment, and thus the only reality worth having.

Amusingly, China, which caused the pandemic, was much better at evaluating and taking effective countermeasures. In China, individuals who have engaged in significant corruption get condemned to death. It probably helped to think more clearly about the pandemic. Europe could not think, of course. The most obvious fact being that Europe sent the manufacture of much of everything important to China, and thus it found itself paralyzed by its own deindustrialization. An example; thirty years ago, Sanofi-Pasteur developed the first mRNA vaccine, but the oily enveloppes were badly tolerated, and the French company dropped the development. When COVID appeared, Sanofi-Pasteur was using obsolete technology, and its vaccine failed. Meanwhile, thankfully, in the oval office of the White House, a French businessman told a stunned president Trump, that his US company, Moderna, could develop a modern vaccine in three months, using the mRNA tech Sanofi-Pasteur had pioneered.

We need to delve with problems, and possible solutions.

The problems are scientific and technological, but they can only be guided by higher wisdom. Take controlled thermonuclear fusion, which make the star shine: we absolutely need it, wisdom says. So wisdom will urge to implement it. How? Spending. For example high temperature superconducting magnets can be made. They would improve considerably thermonuclear reactors (by making them much more compact). So deploy such a project. ITER does not use high temp superconductors so is much more bulky). Wisdom can guide: establishing a colony on Ceres is a no-brainer, for example.

Ah, and why to go hysterical with science and technology? Because that’s the humane way out, and there is no other. This is what wisdom shows. The old fashion way, killing nearly everybody and collapsing civilization, can be avoided at this point.

So why should we go another way? In recent years, the supposedly most intelligent in the West have howled to the sky that a particular individual, an industrialist naturally voted in to solve the problem of de-industrialization, was the cause of everything bad. Instead Trump finished his presidency by financing three ultra-effective, ultramodern vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Astrazeneca-Oxford), making a new medical technology, which should be very effective against cancer, available to the world. In ten months…

Believing that one scapegoat caused the problems he was called to solve is low intelligence. The obsession with one scapegoat was most satisfying to those keen to satisfy the basic instincts which animated our predecessors, 200 million years ago. It also prevented those supposedly most intelligent people and institutions to think about the real problems, and the solutions they called for. Even more perniciously, it enure the intelligentsia to repeating the grotesque lies the establishment served them with relish. The lowering of intelligence is how many civilizations went down.

Invent or die. Now, more than ever. (Uxmal Maya, Mexico.) Southern Mayan civilization collapsed in a couple of decades after 820 CE, when We The People realized that they had been had by the “Holly Lords”, namely that none of the solutions they embraced (construction programs, war against other cities, increased plutocracy) worked. Thus We The People rose in anger, and war became not just an inter-city affair, but internal to cities too. After nearly everybody died, Mayan civilization would go as a shadow of its former self. Even before the Spaniards showed up, those who had traded with them showed up, carrying an arsenal of Afro-Eurasiatic diseases Smallpox would arrive later, carried by a single black Conquistador. In some places, such as Hispaniola, 100% of the population swiftly died, to Columbus’ dismay.

Have we become like the Maya, enthralled and submitted to Holly Lords, those we view as the elected politicians? Elected they are, indeed, but elected by whom? Nancy Pelosi, daughter of Baltimore mayor D’Alesandro, what is the difference with elected king Clovis, son of elected king Childeric (also a Roman “imperator”). OK, maybe Vladimir Putin has been elected by the KGB/FSB, the Russian equivalent of the FBI… So Putin was elected by the ultimate security agency of Russia… and Russia was in need of security at the time, clearly. But who elected Joe Biden? Joe brandished the average small contribution to his campaign The problem with elected officials is that it is in their best interest to put appearances first and reality, somewhere else… where it can be leveraged to further their career and, or power.

There is a way out of this, by increasing other dimensions of People Power. What do we need professional politicians for?

Why do we farm out our power to the most power hungry and money greedy individuals who, while shutting down debate, and because they shut, not to say shit down, debate, believe that they know better than anybody else? And we call that democratic?

Why do we farm out our minds to plutocratically owned media, be they TV, Internet, or the ironically called “free press”? Right we have no choice. But many, especially on the left, seem unaware that they are getting their data and wisdom from the most powerful holly lords the world has ever known.

Greco-Roman civilization, when it was democratic, had severe limits on the duration of political mandates. Athens, at her civilizational peak, had Direct Democracy: citizens voted the laws governing them, directly.

Thus citizens had to be informed as well as possible: that was ensured by two pillars of democracy, isegoria and parrhesia. The former ensured equal right of speech in any public assembly. The latter, the candor of speech. Right now, we have the exact opposite: the media is owned, or controlled by hyper wealthy families and only them. It was hoped that the Internet would enable We The People to escape the censorship of the few. 

But, the opposite has happened: yesterday a cartoon of Uncle Joe (Stalin) was censored on Facebook, a (nonpolitical) friend discovered, to his dismay (he got an official warning). Stalin’s head had been replaced by Biden’s, and “Stalin” (the man of steel) by “Stealin”. When a regime cannot tolerate a joke, it has versed in advanced intellectual fascism.

Nearly Direct Democracy was used by Republican Rome for centuries.  Republican Rome also limited family wealth absolutely… Enforcing that law brought a succession of civil wars engineered by the “Optimates” (the “Best”). The crisis was bracketed by the assassination of the leaders of the populists, the Populares leaders, Tiberius Gracchus in 133 BCE, and Julius Caesar in 44 BCE. Greek city-states also considered 

Patrice Ayme

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[1] A variant of the aphorism, same idea: Non ad hominem, sed ad animi… or: Ad quae animi, non ad hominem…

Hatred Will Unify the Country. Seems to Be the Idea.

January 23, 2021

Hatred will unify the country, because all the people will hate each other, and they will have this in common… At least such seems to be the idea of the plutocratic establishment. As we will see, not really a new idea, but probably the oldest social manipulation technique. Recently CNN claimed all Trump voters, 75 millions of them were KKK, Nazis… The ridiculous and damaging impeachment is rolling on… Unification by hatred seems to be the deepest idea of the Deep Global Plutocracy and its media, are capable of… After pretending for more than 4 years that Trump was elected by Putin (whereas it is Obama who let Putin invade Ukraine, and Trump who provided the anti-tank weapons to stop Putin). Unification through hatred works: history is full of such examples. A particular case is scapegoatism. A French philosopher, Girard, made a whole glorious career at Stanford and the French Academy simply for describing “scapegoatism” as significant human driver… I go the whole hog: hatred is the ultimate driver…

John Thomas to Patrice Ayme Hatred will destroy the US if people aren’t careful. There’s too much of it on both sides, but it’s a bigger problem on the right because much of it is driven by false beliefs to which people have become emotionally and irrationally attached. Q-Anon conspiracy theories, held mostly on the right, provide a good example.

@ John Thomas: Indeed. Hatred could indeed destroy the USA, because that’s the way tribalism works. Tribalism is all about hatred, and reciprocally. Killing other tribes is the next best thing after trading with them. It kept the planet in balance in the last 2 million years. At some point a bit more than a million years ago, there were at least 14 species of hominids in East Africa. One of them exterminated all the others. And here we are.
In the Late Roman empire, depending whether people were Christians, “Reds”, “Whites”,”Greens”, “Blues”, there was much passion and hatred to be had. “Men in Black” (hedonistic, thieving, drunk gangs of monks) roamed and physically destroyed everything they could loot in their way.

HATRED & JEALOUSY… Charles Le Brun, 1609-1690… Etching in the crayon Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org A face expressing hatred or jealousy.

THUS, instead of reinstituting repairing the Republic, We The People were at each other’s throats, depending upon their color allegiance… and the Plutocrats laughed all the way to the banks.
This was a conspiracy of the owners of Roman civilization, or, rather, it was the work of several conspiracies at work simultaneously, entangled with each other, with different tribal origins (the ancient plutocratic lineage, the army, the Franks, the Goths, the Huns, Alans, Vandals, Burgonds, numerous Christian factions, etc…)
The same is at work now in the USA. Plutocrats gave Biden more than 1.6 billion dollars for his presidential run. Those plutocrats are not on the side of We The People, they are on the side of hatred, hatred of We The People against We The People, because hatred of the People against the People is how plutocrats govern. So they give money, or other services, on both sides, to make sure the hatred augments.

White supremacist plutocrats decrying white supremacy is a vaccination against the very hatred they inoculate the world with. This is why some of the worst offenders, individuals who know how to lay low but who, actually made hundreds of billions of dollars in ways which should be illegal (but are not), contributed to Biden presidential run.
Or as the Maya put it, the holly Lords. When We The Maya realized they had been had, they killed the holly Lords, but it was too late…

John Thomas to Patrice Ayme You lost me in the fourth paragraph. It seems to me that you are the one who has fallen for conspiracy theories. I agree that there are serious problems with the influence of moneyed interests in the US, but that problem is no less serious on the Republican side than the Democrat side.

Patrice Ayme to John Thomas: History is the history of conspiracies and we historians make theories about said conspiracies. I never said I had a tribal obsession feeling as if I belonged to right/left/Republican/Democrat… What is the “right” anyway? A half naked guy with horns and a raccoon tail? The woman who was an Air Force 14 years veteran deliberately shot fatally through the neck?

Virgil wrote:”Love conquers all!” An amusing case of dissemblance. Virgil was the official poet of a bloody tyrant, Augustus, who didn’t not just kill hundreds of thousands to get to power, but killed some of his own relatives who were still children (in particular Caesarion, the only son of Caesar and also son of Cleopatra)… and in the end the patron of Virgil confiscated the Republic… One could say with Virgil’s assistance, because Virgil painted Augustus’ hatred with a thick layer of “love”. It was not Augustus’ legions which had conquered Rome, it was his… love. Look at what they did, not at the BS they tried to put you to sleep with.

Welcome Mr. Iraq Invasion President!

January 20, 2021

Little noticed: the Federal Reserve is going to add to its mandate: “fighting for social justice”. The title you escaped: Welcome Mr. Crime Against Humanity President! Notice the sincere: Welcome! Just as Biden recommended, and so did Allah, or the mythical Christ, I want a fresh start. And especially, I want things done. Progressive things. As Biden said, the planet is at stake.

Also I am not the one who wanted to invade Iraq, don’t look at me funny. I was against it. Biden was a great apostle of the Iraq invasion, which made massive fracking profitable in the USA. I got cancelled by various media for being against it, including the New York Times and The Guardian (who are generally viewed as fair or left by the naive). 

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2020/11/03/biden-the-neocon-or-why-biden-wanted-so-much-to-destroy-iraq/

Biden gave a unity speech (with one blemish which shouldn’t have been uttered). Now he has to walk the talk. We will know shortly.

President Biden

@POTUS US government account

There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That’s why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families.

So forgive and forget.

Biden is doing good so far. The worst thing that Biden could do was to select the worst Vice President. Instead, he selected the best. Yes selecting Kamala Harris was the best choice (for several reasons). In particular very bad alternatives such as Susan Rice, were avoided. I explained this at the end of a longish essay meant to demolish Rice:

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2020/06/15/war-criminal-susan-rice-for-vp-perfect-match-with-iraq-invading-biden/

No more lies? No more black lies, because they matter? No more white lies, because they matter too? According to conventional wisdom Kamala Harris, US Vice President, facing us in this picture, is “black”, whereas Vice President Mike Pence, facing her on the right of the picture, is white. Clamoring that HARRIS is black is stupid, racialist, and an outrage to the simplest optics and semantics: they, Harris and Pence, are both mostly white. Look again. Also, Kamala Harris descends from British lawyer Harris, a slave owner, who cared enough about his child to give her the name Kamala now proudly wears. Morality? Let bygones be bygones: we are all descendants of enslaving cannibals… But also let’s not delude ourselves: just like Joe Biden JUNIOR, the new US president, both Biden and Harris were natural born members of the elite and knew how to stay there, and thrive some more. Biden Junior certainly achieved higher socially speaking than Biden Senior a relatively destitute oil executive.

So why didn’t I forgive and forget the Iraq Invasion? Well, there is no forgetfulness and forgiveness in the case of crimes against humanity. Whatever his alleged crimes, Trump was the first US president not to start a new war, of the greedy type, or not collaborating in one… for a very long time, if not ever. Yes, it has been a pretty bloody history, until the last “Indian” was put in the last reservation, and the US immediately proceeded to invade the Philippines… Remember the Banana Republics wars of a century ago? Say when the US took over Honduras, and other central American republics, precisely to please United Fruits and other US banana companies?

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/military-industrial-complex-a-necessary-danger-to-civilization/

Julius Caesar was accused of crime against humanity for his conquest of Gaul, killing and enslaving millions. However, Caesar had not started the invasion of Gaul by the Helvetiae, and had been asked by Gallic tribes to intervene and stop the Helvetiae from migrating across (which he did). The two aggravations of the war later in that decade were not caused by Caesar or Roman actions. In contrast the invasion of Iraq was under the false pretense that Iraq had caused 9/11, then switched by Biden into the fake news that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Lies upon lies, upon lies… Three million dead. In Iraq, plus destabilization of Syria, itself causing millions more deaths and refugees.  

“Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson,” Biden said, in his inaugural speech, 1/20/2021 “There is truth and there are lies. Lies told for power and for profit. And each of us has a duty and a responsibility, as citizens, as Americans, and especially as leaders, leaders who have pledged to honor our Constitution and protect our nation, to defend the truth and defeat the lies.”

Well said. 

Now, let’s do well.

Patrice Ayme

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P/S 1: That means no more impeachment nonsense! This is no time to impeach, but time to progress…


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because all (Western) philosophy consists of a series of footnotes to Plato

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Striving For The Best Thinking Possible. Morality Needs Intelligence As Will Needs Mind. Intelligence Is Humanism.

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Dogs are animals of integrity. We have much to learn from them.

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SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ

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Artificial Turf At French Bilingual School Berkeley

Artificial Turf At French Bilingual School Berkeley

Patterns of Meaning

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in truth, only atoms and the void

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Omnes vulnerant, ultima necat

GrrrGraphics on WordPress

www.grrrgraphics.com

Skulls in the Stars

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Footnotes to Plato

because all (Western) philosophy consists of a series of footnotes to Plato

Patrice Ayme's Thoughts

Striving For The Best Thinking Possible. Morality Needs Intelligence As Will Needs Mind. Intelligence Is Humanism.

Learning from Dogs

Dogs are animals of integrity. We have much to learn from them.

ianmillerblog

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

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Writer, Editor, Berliner

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