Saturday, May 23, 2015

An Arithmetical Breakthrough on 9/11 by an Innumerate WordPsmith

Imagine the excitement I experienced when, as an innumerate person of hot air and words, I watched again when Condoleeza "Cotton Condi" Rice delivered herself of the Luntzian line: We wouldn't want the 'smoking gun' to come in the form of a mushroom cloud."

Well, no, course not, I thought. And then thought "Cotton Condi, you're soooo 1945!!"

I mean, really. Here we are in 2002-2003 faking our way into Operation Iraqi Liberation (later changed because of the Freudian Slip's being too obvious and fraught with irony--or fraught with funniness, redolent with the ridiculous) and Condi's talking about 1945 technology.

But hang on there. Here comes the epiphany: It took the US all of six years, from Albert Einstein's October, 1939 letter to FDR, to August of 1945, a little less than six (6) years. To build an H-Bomb or three (Trinity Test-firing, Hiroshima and Nagasaki "live" field tests).

I figured I could use the formula A - B = C, where, in this case, A = 2001 (September--we don't introduce new products or field tests in August), B is 1945, and C is the number of years elapsed, between A and B. Which is 56, in this case.

That is: with about 30,000 people at peak effort, lotsa bucks and laboratories, and six (6) years, we made the H-bomb.  What could we make in 56 years, with even more money and more people and more weapons laboratories?  That 56 years is close to six (6) DECADES--four years shy, in fact. Six decades!   Just think about it.

And, to be fair, 56 years isn't really accurate, because all of our weapons labs got to build on what was achieved, learned, developed during those 1st six years of nuke-building. So color the elapsed time with a 62 year brush--SIX DECADES w/ two years left over to play tiddly-winks, go harass the descendants of the Anasazi and chase the humming bird infestation in Bandolier National Monument (or let them perch on your index finger).

So, what sorts of things are we talking about here?  I'm no Science Historian, but a few things come to mind. Microcomputers. Manufacturing of substances in near-atomic-sized bits, or "nano-particles." Nano-particularizing of Anthrax spores ("Disperse, disperse, or one sneeze will kill us all!"--a modern take on the bunched-up squad of soldiers heading out into the fields of punji stakes (the poor man's caltrop), trip-wired mines and grenades). Let's just list:
Microcomputers

nano-parrticles (biological warfare, bombs, "nano-energetics" (another word for bombs, explosives, 'n' stuff)

Directed Energy Weapons: "Area Denial Weapons" with audio energy (not a BoomBox, but a KAAABOOMBox);

Directed Energy Weapons: "Area Denial Weapons" with RF/microwave energy (bake your body to a crisp while your Harris Tweed jacket retains its professorial crumple);

Directed Energy Weapons: Star-Wars space lasers, a Reagan-era project, wasn't it?

Directed Energy Weapons: Microwave Transmitter Arrays (the stuff of "angels" and their HAARPs, to make the JetStream dance and the tectonic plates shuffle 'n' slide.

Aerosol Nanoparticles sprayed into the Troposphere, or is it Ionosphere, by all the KC-135 flying tankers at airbases throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Africa? The so-called nano-particulate Chemical Trails, or ChemTrails.

Directed Energy Weapons: Electro-Magnetic "pulse cannons"

Directed Energy Weapons: Extremely low frequency, tectonic-plate-sliding "cannons" or "generators."

Directed Energy Weapons: Plasma cannons.

Those are just the ones I can think of--the ones I know I sorta know.

I'm sure there's a range of weapons that I know I don't know about. More directed energy weapons (taser, phaser, laser, and, last but not least, the glazier (the guy who comes in to repair the busted windows these directed energy weapons have caused).

And finally, while I'm certain that they exist, these are the weapons I don't know I don't know about (using Landmark Education's "knowing" meme, picked up by Don Rumsfeld (w/o crediting the author, of course; when you're too big to jail, you don't have to run under cover of the law, you run instead on immunity from prosecution--in this case, the Millennium Copyright Act, right?

One of the reasons neither I nor others have a "don't know I don't know" category, is because, I'm sure, these are Tippity-Toppity-Top Secret-On-Beyond-Zebra Security Clearance. This stuff is hidden. Hidden, according to some, so that it can be more easily suppressed. Things like "free energy," and Tepid Fusion, all things that Big Oil and Big Oil Banksters would want completely suppressed--unless and until they can control it all. Then the wraps would be removed, the cloaks of secrecy sliced away.

In that "don't know I don't know" category, I would put Chester Gould's Dick Tracy inventions (wrist TV, now at your local Apple store; monocoque anti-gravity hover-pod (1966), and anti-gravity space ship (1962). These things are under the rubric of "If you can think it, you can build it," subject to vagaries of time. Then there's Jules Vern's 20,000 leagues [traveled] under the sea. About 80 years? from book to Nautilus launch in Connecticut's Electric Boat Yard, wasn't it? 1954 maybe? I could google it, but I keep loosing my writing screen--damn those multi-touch surfaces.

Then there are intergalactic spaceships. Anti-gravity propulsion, triangular configuration, auto-cloaking with computer-controlled spaceship "skins"
Air- and Space-borne holograph projectors

Distance-viewing (sounds like "early-stage telekinesis" or "Beam Me Up, Scotty" without the hardware; just your mind.

Reverse-engineered spaceships from those that crashed on Earth.

Howabout a space colony on Mars? Get your ticket at the station on the Rock Island/Area 51 Line.

That stuff seems waaaay waaay out, doesn't it?

But come back to the I know what I don't know realm. We have a continuum of energy in the form of radio/electro-magnetic waves, from long-wave audio to short-wave audio, to microwave radio. We have visible waves, infrared waves, ultraviolet waves, x-rays, gamma rays (maybe even frat-boy & frat-girl waves (alpha, beta, gamma, delta...omega rays).

We've got cyclotrons and now a Super Hadron Collider.

Now tell me there is no such thing as a device with which you can dial in the properties of a material (say concrete with rebar reinforcement--that should be redundant--and then dial in "intensity", then pull the trigger to set all the electrons/radio frequency of that material to vibrating soo fast--that they loose their integration, their molecular bonds. In a word, you have a Dial-In DisIntegrator. You know the term "disintegration." It's not about ending racial discrimination. It's about causing a material, once solid, to burst into a cloud of dust. Metal dust. Concrete dust. File Cabinet dust. Rock dust. Engine block dust.

I like to call this weapon the Pulverizer. It pulverizes-in-place. Some material, once solid, sits in the swath of this Pulverizer, then goes "foop," or "poof," leaving a puff of dust standing, slowly moving off, up, down, sideways, where once there was something "solid," as we generally think of solid.

If you'd like, send me your candidates for inclusion in this list. The candidates should to towards answering the question," What Weapons and/or What Technologies could the US weapons laboratories have developed in the 62 (or 56) years since the H-Bomb?

If Condoleeza "Cotton Condi" Rice had not tried to sneak that Fright Fright Fright, but ANCIENT amygdalic image of the 'shroom cloud into the public consciousness, it never would have occurred to me that, Hey, there's been a gap of 56 years between that "mushroom cloud" and 9/11/2001. Both of which seem as real to me as yesterday--50 years removed--in a Buffalo, NY movie theater, watching Dr. Strangelove before heading off to boot camp at Ft. Dix, NJ. And watching two of the three WTC skyscrapers turn to dust and blow away as I shaved, 14 years ago.

Weapons science sure as earwax has not stood still. I'll bet every darned thing science and sci-fi writers, and crop-circle guys and UFO guys, even ETs--have imagined, has been made manifest in the world, whether on the surface, or hidden in the huge tunnel system connecting all the Deep Underground Military (and Denizens of the Deep State) Bases, which they want us to keep DUMB about, Ignorant.

And somewhere I remember seeing a mention of technology gotten directly from, or reverse engineered from, something about gallium arsenide and computer chip manufacturing.

Which suggests great advances in "materials sciences"--like a space-craft skin that could withstand a meteorite shower, up close and personal. What can you imagine? What do you know?

Wakie, wakie, for heaven's sakie. (If we're not going to wake up and smell the sulphur (aka brimstone; idiomatically used in conjunction w/ Hellfire) we might just as well revert to baby-talk.

PS: Has anyone actually done some in situ testing of nano-energetics? Like, if you painted a thick coat of nano-thermate on a one-acre slab of reinforced concrete cured in a 4-inch steel pan, upon detonation would it pulverize-in-place all that concrete? Turn it into dust, rebar, pan and all?

I'm pretty sure the "airplane cutouts" on the sides of WTC 1 and WTC 2, which blew the aluminum cladding OUT, not inward, was done with column-cutter charges; I can't think of a better use for them--like using exploding scissors and kraft paper to make a cutout of the planes' outlines.




Friday, May 22, 2015

An Arithmetical Breakthrough from an Innumerate English Major (and American PFC)

Why did Giuliani Savage/Destroy/WipeClean the WTC 9/11/2001 Crime Scene?

I've asked myself that question at least 37 times. Especially because Giuliani was a "former Federal Prosecutor." I mean, imagine if Rudy were prosecuting a case, getting ready to call witnesses, visit the scene of the crime, exhibit the corpus delicti.

   And just before trial, the defendant and her attorney: cremated the body, shot all the witnesses, and incinerated the entire crime scene with gasoline, turpentine and bombs.

   Would Giuliani have just said, "Ohh, drat!" under his breath and gone back to his office? Or maybe whispered to opposing counsel on his way through the swinging half-gate, "You owe me one--meet me in the bar at 5:00"?

    I can't imagine any of those scenaria.

  But here's what DID strike me this morning: The state, county and federal murder investigations ran afoul of the Federal Paperwork Reduction Act.

  That is, had the "forces of 'Justice'" in Manhattan, NYState, Brooklyn (where some of the evidence blew in on a zephyr of dust, including more of the ubiquitous, unburned office stationery)...and some in Piscataway, the Oranges, Madison and Morristown, NJ...

   ...had those forces proceeded with investigations and grand juries and indictment and prosecutions: the entire megillah would have exceeded the amount of paper each federal agency could produce, separately, and exceeded the amount, in total, of paper permitted under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

    Therefor, the federal agencies were stuck. And, as well, the need for ZipLoc™©sm sandwich, 1-quart and 1-gallon baggies would have wiped out all of the warehoused baggies, AND completely swamped the manufacturing capacity of the ZipLoc baggies needed for evidence. So Giuliani, ever mindful of federal law, ordered the 9/11/2001 WTC crime scene to be wiped clean, so Lucky Larry could get on with his urban renewal project II.

    Lest you think I'm exaggerating, just reflect for a moment on the stationery that would have been required: RedRope Expanding Wallets--at least 3,000. Perhaps hundreds more for each of the seven (7) buildings destroyed, in whole or in part. Even if Giuliani and his minions were able to salvage the thousands and thousands of reams of xerographic, dot matrix printer paper, color-coded vanilla (and peach, and cherry and lime) folders, ozalid sheets, D-size architect sheets, blue-print sheets, it wouldn't be enough; more paper would probably have to be purchased.

  The long and short of it, the nil and ens of it, the alpha es omega of it--is that the investigations could not be done without generating more paper than the Paperwork Reduction Act permits. So, no paper, no investigation, simple as that. Done and done.

    Aren't you relieved? No "two or more people agreeing on a nefarious plan and taking one provable act in furtherance thereof" theories. Nothing more, in fact, than diligent, honorable US Civil Servants, appointees and elected public servants, following the letter of the law, mindful of the need for recycling and preserving the planet for our grand-children.

    Well, I for two am relieved (once for myself, and once for my late mother, with whom I spent hours arguing about what was and what was not about 9/11/2001). (Shanksville and the Pentagram are another case. No planes crashed in either venue, and the Pentagram was all done with bombs (hence "PENTBOM") and perhaps one remote-controlled, self-immolating Accipiter Drone...but that's a topic for another time.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Congress Can End Our "Global War On Terror" In One Day

The title is no joke. Congress really COULD end our so-called global war on terror in one single day.

 If, but only if, they followed THEIR OWN LAWS, particularly The National Emergencies Act.

Bush, you may recall, took the nation to war under the authority of The National Emergencies Act, when he "proclaimed," on September 14, 2001, a state of national emergency, retroactive to Sept. 11. By law, these states of National Emergency can last for ONLY ONE YEAR--unless the President "renews" it. And that has happened, completely without fanfare or press attention I'd say, for each of the past 13 years. Get that? Every year for 13 years the sitting president has renewed the Proclamation of a state of National Emergency that Bush first issued on September 14, 2001, retroactive to September 11, 2001 (a day that will live in new infamy--after Dec. 7, 1941, the old day of infamy).

Bush issued the proclamation required by the Act, he sent a copy to the Federal Register and to Congress--probably less vital to our nation than the Federal Register is. And he stipulated what laws he was going to invoke under this state of National Emergency. I'll get to those later.

Congress, in that National Emergencies Act (Title 50 USCode Subchapter II §§2611 and 2622) mandated that it--Congress--also have a little bit of responsibility under these two statutes as well. Here's what they signed up to do:
"Not later than six months after a national emergency is declared, and not later than the end of each six-month period thereafter that such emergency continues, each House of Congress shall meet to consider a vote on a joint resolution to determine whether that emergency shall be terminated."
So, Congress assigned itself the task – for each house, House and Senate – to meet to consider a vote on a joint resolution to determine whether that emergency shall be terminated.

And the word they used was SHALL. "Each House of Congress SHALL meet…".

 Congress was giving itself an order: "SHALL meet to consider a vote… to determine whether that emergency should be terminated."  [my caps]

Calculating the passage of time since 9/11/2001--it's 13 years and counting, and it'll be 13 1/2 years come March, 2015, this March. At the rate of one hearing every six months, that amounts to 26 (twenty-six) hearings Congress has reneged on--the 27th will fall on March 11, 2015.

I was watching a YouTube version of Peter Dale Scott's hour-long lecture on "Continuity Of Government," a very secretive suite of planning and plans and Presidential Decision Directives that was secretly set in motion by Dick Cheney (you remember Dick, don't you? And he's not dead yet--and could theoretically, still be prosecuted for his myriad crimes against the state, against other nations and against humanity).

Scott brought up the above "situation", and it grabbed my attention--like a police choke-hold that didn't quite extinguish my life might have done.

It was bad enough that Cheney and Rumsfeld had been plotting with Oliver North and FEMA since the early 1990s--planning that continued even while Cheney was out of office (and oh by the way, you do remember what it means when "two or more persons make plans" to do anything, do you not?) And which plans (including internment/concentration camps all over the US, suspension of the US Constitution, the Writ of Habeas Corpus and all the enumerated (and non-enumerated) rights to due process in the Bill of Rights) were put in motion on 9/11/2001. They still may be operative, Scott speculates. Conceived in secrecy, implemented in secrecy--how would we know the difference? Congress surely isn't paying attention. Nor is our "fourth estate".

It was bad enough, I say, that all this was going on, but even worse is the fact that, in the face of an ever-more suspicious "attack" on 9/11--an "attack" which then gave rise to this proclamation of National Emergency, for one year--which enabled the implementation of a back-door DRAFT of all military members, retired, reserve or active duty--which deployments and draft could be extended by 24 months--two years--by the President--all this was going on, and Congress had the power to stop it.

And not by refusing to pass a National Defense Authorization Act or anything having to do with money. All Congress had to do--AND STILL CAN DO--is decide to declare the National Emergency OVER.   O .  V .  E .  R .     At hearings the Congress itself mandated itself to do. Once every six months,

I think we need to goad our Congress into action and rectify this shameful non-feasance. I'll bet you, 435 to 1, that no one in Congress actually knows that this is one of their jobs--to "see that the laws be faithfully executed," as the president is directed to do...by that outmoded and quaint document called the Constitution. (Would it not be a good thing if school children could recite, from memory, at least the first sentence or the Constitution?

This National Emergencies law that was passed way back in 1976 and earlier was an attempt to limit the President's arrogated power to declare war just by having his Press Office write a Proclamation and then signing it. Maybe he doesn't even sign it anymore.

 Only Congress can declare war (a power they gave up to the President with the War Powers Act--no member of Congress wants to take the responsibility for sending Americans to their death, I suppose–particularly when most of our wars are begun by the Presidents, based upon lies, like the Gulf of Tonkin, 9/11 and WMDs in Iraq and a faked "connection" to 9/11).

Be that as it may, the President can also start wars by Proclaiming a National Emergency.

Why do I call this a "back-door draft"?

Take a look at the statutes Bush invoked (in addition to the National Emergency statute) in that still-in-force-after-thirteen-and-a-half-years proclamation:
I intend to utilize the following statutes: sections 123123a5272201 (c)12006, and 12302 of title 10, United States Code, and sections 331359, and 367 of title 14, United States Code.
What each of those statutes does, generally, is let the President extend the stint of active duty military ("against their will" as some of the statutes put it), let the President call up reservists into active duty--and also extend their terms of service, let the President put the "ready reserve" into active duty--and extend further their terms of service, let the President call up RETIRED military members, increase the number of officers, above their statutory quotas.  And do the same for the Coast Guard, who are "Detained on active duty"--I guess these would be Legal Friendly Detainees and Legal Friendly Combatants as opposed to Illegal Enemy Detainees and Illegal Enemy Combatants. Ahh, the power of words, for good and ill.

By the way, here's the text of the Sept. 14, 2001 proclamation "Proc. No. 7463":
Declaration of National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks
Proc. No. 7463, Sept. 14, 2001, 66 F.R. 48199, provided: 
A national emergency exists by reason of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, New York, New York, and the Pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States. 
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, I hereby declare that the national emergency has existed since September 11, 2001, and, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601et seq.), I intend to utilize the following statutes: sections 123123a5272201 (c)12006, and 12302 of title 10, United States Code, and sections 331359, and 367 of title 14, United States Code.
 This proclamation immediately shall be published in the Federal Register or disseminated through the Emergency Federal Register, and transmitted to the Congress.
This proclamation is not intended to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by a party against the United States, its agencies, its officers, or any person.
 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-sixth.
George W. Bush.
The other thing to know is that things pretty much grind to a halt on the "gwot" front when Congress says, "Hey folks, the horse has left the barn. The emergency's over. Just keep on a'shoppin'.  There is language in all of the troop "conscription" statutes about staying on for a month or so.  

Update:  While the National Emergency is terminated  immediately on the passage of a Joint Resolution that the Emergency Has Passed, it's a thicket in the military statutes. Could be soldiers come home immediately, or within 30 days, or within a year of the state of National Emergency was declared or last renewed, or within two years.

I can see the problems with demobilizing the Coast Guard immediately--you can't just dump them overboard if you're at sea.  And presumably overseas troops would expect some passage home and that would take a bit of time. But if it's like it was in Vietnam, all the soldier had to do was board an airplane headed out of Tan Son Nhut airbase. In Vietnam, of course, you could get "an early out," up to 90 days early release, for family hardship, to go to school, etc. You couldn't get those state-side, as you were too valuable to the unit, In Vietnam, as our company clerk put it, "Nobody gives a damn."  Except for their ETS.



Sunday, December 14, 2014

...now try this: bw1

  Back in the days of what passed for The Enlightenment, congruent with the formulation of The War of Separation (more commonly known as "The Revolutionary War"),  the Rich, White, Male European Invaders (RWMEI) (also known as The Founding Fathers) came up with this hierarchy of power, which I'll refer to in the present tense, mostly, just for the cod and halibut:

At the top is a "higher" or "highest" power, described by We the People as The Creator. (Level 1)

Next down is, at Level 2, the RWMEI, or Founding Fathers, who came to be called and known as We the People. We The People were possessed of all earthly power, which included certain inalienable rights (amongst which were the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness). With that earthly power, they had already created Constitutions for each of the States and hired the people to do the business of the state Constitutions, but these were pushed down the power pyramid when

We the People ordained and established the Constitution for all of the existing colonies/states, which became known as the Constitution for the United States of America, which Constitution is superior to, and controlling of, all the agents of that government. (Level 3)

Next comes the body of We the People of the United States (or RWMEISBS--Rich White Male European Invaders State By State) (Level 4), who hired/appointed people to do the daily work of governing federally; (Level 5), beneath which

Are the States/colonies, with their own already-in-place Constitutions. (Level 6)

Next comes We the People of the United States of America, and (Level 7), beneath which

Comes The People We Hire to Run Each State Day By Day (Level 8), and

Finally comes the level of individual Americans, or "just folks," or "People." (Level 9)

There is some chicken-and-eggedness about this, because 13 of the States chronologically preceded the United States.

But let's recapitulate, the tower of power (if you're into assonance,) or pyramid of power (for you alliterates), ordered by numbers is:
  1. The Creator/Higher Power
  2. We the People (RWMEI) of The United States
  3. The Constitution for the United States of America
  4. We the People of the United States of America, and
  5. The People We Hire To Run The United States Of America Day By Day
  6. The Constitutions of Each Of The States
  7. We the People of Each of Our Individual States, then
  8. The People We Hire To Run Each State Day By Day, then
  9. Just Plain People As Individuals, Sentient Hominids, or Just Us Folks, or "I"

   Almost all of our governmental officials (elected or appointed) profess difficulty in keeping the multiple roles/powers of "people" in their thoughts at the same time, and simplify or compress this nine-layered Pyramid Of Power to a mere four [or even three] layers, entirely omitting We the People at Level 2, We the People at Level 4, and We the People at Level 7. And as a daily practice in these parlous times, they also leave out both The Constitution of the United States of America at Level 3 and all The Constitutions of Each of the States, at Level 7. And Level 1 is barely given lip service.

   You can see how this compressed Power Pyramid turns the power of We the People into a mere "power of Just Plain Folks, the power of the individual, at the bottom of the heap.
  1. [The Creator/Higher Power--mostly given lip service only]
  2. The People We Hired To Run The United States Of America, and
  3. The People We Hired To Run The Individual States
  4. Just Plain People, or "Just Us Folks" as Individuals

   This is why I started The Preamble Project--to uncompress and reinstate this original hierarchy.

   Contrast the Preamble, with its We the People of the United States power, against the so-called "pledge", with its "I pledge" power-of-one-person power. This little magazine-subscription-drive sleight of hand (that's what the "pledge" was created for) has turned the power pyramid right on its head, with We the People going from Level 2 to Level 9. Not to put too fine a point on it, this is bovine waste product. The "pledge" also has nothing to do with our Constitution or our Representative Constitutional Republic. And such is the power of words, that if you continually recite that "I" am making a "pledge," you are reinforcing the notion that you are at Level 9, the bottom of the power pyramid. Whereas if you continually recite the "We" of the Preamble, you are reinforcing the notion that you are at Level 2, or seven levels above your Individual Self.

   I humbly suggest that the so-called "pledge" thus has no legitimate rule to play in our form of government or in our society, and should be expunged, deleted, repealed forthwith, to be replaced in all cases, in law and in practice, by the recitation of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America.

   That is the goal of The Preamble Project. I urge you to join me in working to achieve that goal in the daily practice of schools, of local, state and federal governments, and of local, state and national civic and social organizations.

   Please consider as a final point not contained within the Preamble, Amendments Nine and Ten of the Bill of Rights. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments are a "reminder" that the Constitution is a document that EXPRESSLY DELEGATES the powers "given up," and that there are no "unenumerated implied powers" of government hidden away in the Constitution

  The Ninth Amendment reads: The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the People. This immediately raises the question, Retained what other rights? Answer: All other rights not expressly delegated. Examples  of rights delegated to the federal government: The right to establish our own private currency, or the right to execute peace treaties with other nations. Unenumerated retained rights are the right to control our own bodies, to eat and drink whatever we will, the right to define our own relationships with other individuals (as opposed to nations); the right to own our own electro-magnetic emanations, and privacy in general, the right to develop and use whatever power sources we wish, the treatment of our air, water, earth, sky and electromagnetic emanations of the planet as the Commons of We the People without governmental let or hindrance. You can make your own list. (Judges seemingly refuse to do so.

   The Tenth Amendment brings in the states again, along with We the People. It reads: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it [the Constitution] to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. This means simply that the States reserve any and all powers not expressly delegated to the national government or powers not expressly prohibited by the Constitution, belong either to the states or to the People. As examples of We the People's Retained Powers, I would suggest: The power to create People's Grand Juries to investigate where national and state governments refuse to investigate, similar to Mandamus proceedings, in which a person petitions that a court "mandate" an instrumentality of government to do its delegated job. The significant distinction in "reserved powers" is that We the People would, in this case, be using our Level 2 powers, rather than Level 9 powers.

There are two significant areas presently recognized where We the People use our Level 2 powers: Petit Jury and Grand Jury Nullification, so-called. In the case of Petit Juries, or juries selected to consider a single case, when a jury is called and the Foreman of the Jury elected, that jury takes over the case. Judges like to say, incorrectly, that they determine the law, and the jury only determines the facts. Actually, the Jury can exercise its Level 2 power to find a defendant not guilty based on facts, to find a law unconstitutional in this one case, to hold a judge or other court officer for contempt of court. 

In the context of Grand Juries, once it is empaneled and the Foreman elected, the Grand Jury takes over the case. The Grand Jury can (and has in some instances), held prosecutors and even the judge in Contempt. The Grand Jury can subpoena its own witnesses, along with their documents, and issue its own search warrants. The Grand Jury can ask its own questions of witnesses, etc. When Grand Juries exercise their Level 2 power, the "establishment" (Levels 5--federal, and Level 7--state) characterizes them as "Runaway Grand Juries." The occurrences are usually notable because citizens are neither taught nor told that they have Level 2, or supra-Constitutional, powers.

Note: I use the term Rich White Male European Invaders because a reading of the late Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States: 1492 to the Present described the arrival of the Europeans hunting for gold in invasionary terms, in terms of rape, pillage and genocide, starting with the Arawak Nation(s) in the Caribbean, and moving ever westward, slaughtering the indigenous peoples of South, Central and North America, including Canada(?), Indochina, the Philippines, and may eventually go full circle with the capture and occupation of Great Britain and everything in between. If We the People let it happen.

Here's a primer on the "hierarchy of power" in the US of A

  Back in the days of what passed for The Enlightenment, congruent with the formulation of The War of Separation (more commonly known as "The Revolutionary War"),  the Rich, White, Male European Invaders (RWMEI) (also known as The Founding Fathers) came up with this hierarchy of power, which I'll refer to in the present tense, mostly, just for the cod and halibut:

At the top is a "higher" or "highest" power, described by We the People as The Creator. (Level 1)

Next down is, at Level 2, the RWMEI, or Founding Fathers, who came to be called and known as We the People. We The People were possessed of all earthly power, which included certain inalienable rights (amongst which were the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness). With that earthly power, they had already created Constitutions for each of the States and hired the people to do the business of the state Constitutions, but these were pushed down the power pyramid when

We the People ordained and established the Constitution for all of the existing colonies/states, which became known as the Constitution for the United States of America, which Constitution is superior to, and controlling of, all the agents of that government. (Level 3)

Next comes the body of We the People of the United States (or RWMEISBS--Rich White Male European Invaders State By State) (Level 4), who hired/appointed people to do the daily work of governing federally; (Level 5), beneath which

Are the States/colonies, with their own already-in-place Constitutions. (Level 6)

Next comes We the People of the United States of America, and (Level 7), beneath which

Comes The People We Hire to Run Each State Day By Day (Level 8), and

Finally comes the level of individual Americans, or "just folks," or "People." (Level 9)

There is some chicken-and-eggedness about this, because 13 of the States chronologically preceded the United States.

But let's recapitulate, the tower of power (if you're into assonance,) or pyramid of power (for you alliterates), ordered by numbers is:
  1. The Creator/Higher Power
  2. We the People (RWMEI) of The United States
  3. The Constitution for the United States of America
  4. We the People of the United States of America, and
  5. The People We Hire To Run The United States Of America Day By Day
  6. The Constitutions of Each Of The States
  7. We the People of Each of Our Individual States, then
  8. The People We Hire To Run Each State Day By Day, then
  9. Just Plain People As Individuals, Sentient Hominids, or Just Us Folks, or "I"

   Almost all of our governmental officials (elected or appointed) profess difficulty in keeping the multiple roles/powers of "people" in their thoughts at the same time, and simplify or compress this nine-layered Pyramid Of Power to a mere four [or even three] layers, entirely omitting We the People at Level 2, We the People at Level 4, and We the People at Level 7. And as a daily practice in these parlous times, they also leave out both The Constitution of the United States of America at Level 3 and all The Constitutions of Each of the States, at Level 7. And Level 1 is barely given lip service.

   You can see how this compressed Power Pyramid turns the power of We the People into a mere "power of Just Plain Folks, the power of the individual, at the bottom of the heap.
  1. [The Creator/Higher Power--mostly given lip service only]
  2. The People We Hired To Run The United States Of America, and
  3. The People We Hired To Run The Individual States
  4. Just Plain People, or "Just Us Folks" as Individuals

   This is why I started The Preamble Project--to uncompress and reinstate this original hierarchy.

   Contrast the Preamble, with its We the People of the United States power, against the so-called "pledge", with its "I pledge" power-of-one-person power. This little magazine-subscription-drive sleight of hand (that's what the "pledge" was created for) has turned the power pyramid right on its head, with We the People going from Level 2 to Level 9. Not to put too fine a point on it, this is bovine waste product. The "pledge" also has nothing to do with our Constitution or our Representative Constitutional Republic. And such is the power of words, that if you continually recite that "I" am making a "pledge," you are reinforcing the notion that you are at Level 9, the bottom of the power pyramid. Whereas if you continually recite the "We" of the Preamble, you are reinforcing the notion that you are at Level 2, or seven levels above your Individual Self.

   I humbly suggest that the so-called "pledge" thus has no legitimate rule to play in our form of government or in our society, and should be expunged, deleted, repealed forthwith, to be replaced in all cases, in law and in practice, by the recitation of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America.

   That is the goal of The Preamble Project. I urge you to join me in working to achieve that goal in the daily practice of schools, of local, state and federal governments, and of local, state and national civic and social organizations.

   Please consider as a final point not contained within the Preamble, Amendments Nine and Ten of the Bill of Rights. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments are a "reminder" that the Constitution is a document that EXPRESSLY DELEGATES the powers "given up," and that there are no "unenumerated implied powers" of government hidden away in the Constitution

  The Ninth Amendment reads: The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the People. This immediately raises the question, Retained what other rights? Answer: All other rights not expressly delegated. Examples  of rights delegated to the federal government: The right to establish our own private currency, or the right to execute peace treaties with other nations. Unenumerated retained rights are the right to control our own bodies, to eat and drink whatever we will, the right to define our own relationships with other individuals (as opposed to nations); the right to own our own electro-magnetic emanations, and privacy in general, the right to develop and use whatever power sources we wish, the treatment of our air, water, earth, sky and electromagnetic emanations of the planet as the Commons of We the People without governmental let or hindrance. You can make your own list. (Judges seemingly refuse to do so.

   The Tenth Amendment brings in the states again, along with We the People. It reads: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it [the Constitution] to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. This means simply that the States reserve any and all powers not expressly delegated to the national government or powers not expressly prohibited by the Constitution, belong either to the states or to the People. As examples of We the People's Retained Powers, I would suggest: The power to create People's Grand Juries to investigate where national and state governments refuse to investigate, similar to Mandamus proceedings, in which a person petitions that a court "mandate" an instrumentality of government to do its delegated job. The significant distinction in "reserved powers" is that We the People would, in this case, be using our Level 2 powers, rather than Level 9 powers.

There are two significant areas presently recognized where We the People use our Level 2 powers: Petit Jury and Grand Jury Nullification, so-called. In the case of Petit Juries, or juries selected to consider a single case, when a jury is called and the Foreman of the Jury elected, that jury takes over the case. Judges like to say, incorrectly, that they determine the law, and the jury only determines the facts. Actually, the Jury can exercise its Level 2 power to find a defendant not guilty based on facts, to find a law unconstitutional in this one case, to hold a judge or other court officer for contempt of court. 

In the context of Grand Juries, once it is empaneled and the Foreman elected, the Grand Jury takes over the case. The Grand Jury can (and has in some instances), held prosecutors and even the judge in Contempt. The Grand Jury can subpoena its own witnesses, along with their documents, and issue its own search warrants. The Grand Jury can ask its own questions of witnesses, etc. When Grand Juries exercise their Level 2 power, the "establishment" (Levels 5--federal, and Level 7--state) characterizes them as "Runaway Grand Juries." The occurrences are usually notable because citizens are neither taught nor told that they have Level 2, or supra-Constitutional, powers.

Note: I use the term Rich White Male European Invaders because a reading of the late Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States: 1492 to the Present described the arrival of the Europeans hunting for gold in invasionary terms, in terms of rape, pillage and genocide, starting with the Arawak Nation(s) in the Caribbean, and moving ever westward, slaughtering the indigenous peoples of South, Central and North America, including Canada(?), Indochina, the Philippines, and may eventually go full circle with the capture and occupation of Great Britain and everything in between. If We the People let it happen.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

How To Write In 'William Wilt of Waltham' for REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS on Nov. 1, 2016.

How to write in the name of  Write-In Candidate Bill Wilt on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016:

Locate the REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FIFTH DISTRICT heading on the ballot.

Then locate the WRITE IN SPACE ONLY and then use the supplied fiber-pen or your own black ink pen and write in my name (or print it. Print is good):

          William Wilt of Waltham

in that Write-In Space. Then fill in the little oval just to the right of Waltham. Click on the animation below for a "live" example. That's it for the office of Representative in Congress. And thank you.

video

That's all you have to do to cast your vote for me, for the office of Representative in Congress. And thank you...in advance.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I call this my never forget essay/speech.

But I have to warn you, there’s a little bit of a trap to it, which goes like this:

You have to know something, first to remember it, before you can either forget it or never forget it.

Please let me give you some examples:

How many of you can never forget that “The Pledge of Allegiance” was concocted in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, a socialist minister from our Fifth Congressional District (Melrose), a school superintendent, AND the circulation slash promotion manager of Youth’s Companion Magazine, published in downtown Boston? (Now an historical site, even!)

    How many of you can never forget that Francis Bellamy came up with this so-called “pledge,” because he was getting kids to sell magazine subscriptions to family, friends and neighbors, and he used the American flag as an incentive.  As the story goes (look it up on the internet), you’d get a little tiny flag if you did OK. Bigger ones for the teachers’ desk if you did better than OK and got the whole class selling subscriptions. And really big schoolyard-sized flags if you got the whole school involved and really sold subscriptions.

   And how many of you can never forget that Bellamy, in his speeches, said that he thought children should be seen and not heard, should be docile and obedient to “their elders” and to their teachers , and that he came up with what he called “the Roman salute” to go along with the “pledge” and a flag-raising ceremonies he promoted all over the states, celebrating the 400th  anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ finding the Winter Paradise called The Caribbean Islands—one in particular, Hispaniola (now poor, benighted and beset Haiti & the Dominican Republic). 

Now here’s a real test of never forgetting for you. Who can demonstrate Bellamy’s “Roman salute” for us right now? Don’t tell me you’ve forgotten!??!

  Anyone?  Well, here are a couple of public school classroom pictures you’ve all never forgotten, right?

There’s a whole batch of stuff on this topic on the Internet, and you should look it up. Suffice it to say, though, that somewhere between Columbus’ Quadricentennial and World War II, Mussolini saw the salute, liked it, and copied it for his troops. Then Hitler saw it, and expropriated it from Francis Bellamy as well.  Then Franklin Delano Roosevelt noticed its use abroad, and thought it might make sense to change the “Bellamy Roman salute” to the “hand over the heart”.

This is one illustration of the intellectual trap that never forget conveniently leaves out. Namely, that if you’ve never learned it, it will be impossible for you to “never forget” it.

As for how you can learn such things as this, look it up on the Internet. If you think it’s enough for me to have told you about it, you’re wrong. Because all you have learned about it is that Someone Named William Wilt from Waltham, who is running for Congress in the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts TOLD you about this. 

Now, here is something I think you REALLY should never forget. And if you don’t know it, you’d better learn it, and teach it to your kids, their teachers and all your neighbors, friends and associates. Myself and a few others call it The Constitution of the United States. It used to be that when someone took office in the United States, they actually knew the Constitution. They could recite it to you, or quietly, for themselves as, for example, they considered whether a government bill or law or procedure was consistent with the Constitution.

     Now, I can’t recite the whole Constitution. I am familiar with it, and I have a copy I carry, and copies on a “hot key” on all my computers, so it’s never very far away.

I do know the Preamble, the 52-word-long sentence that begins the Constitution. I’d like you to recite it along with me—I’ll be the bouncing ball.
We the People/of the United States
in order to form
a more perfect Union
establish Justice
insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and
secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,
do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

That’s it. When you learn it, when you Know it, when you never forget these 52 words, you will find, I think, that you have a very powerful place to stand, and you can make it even stronger if you take on learning all of the Constitution. I would start with the Preamble (seems a logical place, right?), and then tackle the Bill of Rights, paying particular attention to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

I’ll tell you why in a couple of minutes.

But first, you might want to know why a “complete unknown” from the news, television and computer industries—now retired—would undertake an unconventional, free-from-money, quixotic, long-shot, snowball’s chance in Spring, write-in congressional campaign.

So here’s why. I have two ex-wives, with whom I produced or adopted four children, ages 37, 23, 14 and 14. My eldest child has two sons, 6 and 8. I have a brother, with three children, and a sister, with four. Together, I call them “My hostages to history.”
    I suspect my hostages are not so different from your hostages, your parents—and I’m sure we all have or had parents, right? We have hard, scientific evidence of it, easy to verify. Here’s a simple test : Ouch. There it is. You’re alive. And we certainly can verify that our spouses, children, grand children and even great-grand-children are alive, using this same test.

So, I don’t want my living family members, all of whom I hope long outlive me—but I don’t wish to meet an unnatural end, don’t get me wrong.  I’m in no hurry to shuffle off this mortal coil [Act III, Scene i — Hamlet], or betimes [too early] within Time’s bending sickle’s compass come. (Sonnet 116). But I’m mindful that there’s a divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them how we wilt.

And that’s probably enough to let you know that, while I was only an American PFC, I was an English Major, I guess because the English are more generous with their titles, tied as they are to Royalty, which they’ve been unable to shuck for lo these many, many centuries (1066 and all that, and well before).

Let me go back to that PFC thing for a moment, because there’s a lesson in it for all of us. Many lessons, in fact.

How many of you have actually served in combat?  Not this namby-pamby “in harm’s way” euphemism. This is in Death’s way, not harm. The Grim Reaper. Kill or be killed.  It’s amazing that we let gummint officials pollute our language, concepts, thoughts that way. Harm, indeed. It’s death we’re talkin’ about here, and we all need to be bold enough to call a spade a spade, a war a war, a grave a grave, a headstone a headstone.

I got my draft notice in the spring of 1964. I thought I’d exercise some initiative by choosing a branch of service and an interesting job.  I thought flying planes in the Navy would be a challenge. I’d become a Navy-ator.  Not an Aviator, as my late dad had wanted to be in World War II.

So I filled out the forms, took the physical, and was told the bad news. I had a minor physical defect—broken coccyx. “Sorry, son, we can’t take you.”

Now, this could have occurred to me as a disappointment, but perhaps, if the Army had the same problem…well, let’s find out. So I wended my way to the Army recruiters, filled out the papers, and went for the physical. Well, wouldn’t you know it, the Army doc found the same thing the Navy doc had found.  And they were different guys, by the way.

Well, I figured that was that. I’ll be a civilian and go back to my cub reporter’s job in Watertown (New York, not the Watertown in the 5th Congressional district right here.

One month later, in mid April, I found myself raising my right hand and swearing to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. In Buffalo. With a dozen or so other young guys (I was actually somewhat older than many of them, so I got to be their “squad leader,” charged with getting them from Buffalo to New York City by train, and then to Ft. Dix, New Jersey by bus. So let me remind you of what I’ll never forget: I couldn’t enlist in the Navy or the Army because of a coccyx “issue,” but I could be drafted. US Navy. US Army. US Draft.  Obviously three different branches of military service, right?

We had  a three or four hour wait on the train schedule, so, in our first of many encounters with the United Service Organization (USO), we were given a meal chit and a free movie pass.

Guess what we got to see.  1964. Buffalo. Movie Theater. Matinee. You’ll never guess. It was a kind of dark comedy (in black and white, too, to extend the metaphor). Called Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayward, and so on. It was on a very big screen. Which made the last scenes all the more impressive, with Slim Pickins riding “The Bomb,” rodeo style, but backwards, waving his cowboy hat to Doom.

And here are we, brand spanking new draftees, waiting to board a train to Ft. Dix, the Pneumonia Capital of the War Department, watching this screen-filling explosion, this smoking gun still used by our “leaders” to terrify the world, 70 years after the event…and 50 years after the movie was released.

Here we are, about to begin Basic Training, in the Pine Barrens of Ft. Dix, and we’re listening to the sound track: “We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when,” sung by Vera Lynn, and watching a nice video montage of atomic bomb blasts, with an odd thought or two about Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Song, sung by Vera Lynn, We’ll Meet Again.

We'll meet again,
Don't know where, don't know when,
But I know we'll meet again, some sunny day.
Keep smiling through,
Just like you always do,
Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds, far away.
So will you please say hello,
To the folks that I know,
Tell them I won't be long, (I won’t be long)
They'll be happy to know that as you saw me go
I was singing this song.
We'll meet again,
Don't know where, don't know when,
But I know we'll meet again, some sunny day.

We'll meet again,
Don't know where, don't know when,
But I know we'll meet again, some sunny day.
Keep smiling through,
Just like you always do,
Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds, far away.
So will you please say hello
To the folks that I know,
Tell them I won't be long, (I won’t be long)
They'll be happy to know that as you saw me go
I was singing this song.
We'll meet again,
Don't know where, don't know when.
But I know well meet again, some sunny day.
We'll meet again,
Don't know where, don't know when.
But I know well meet again some sunny day.
Keep smiling through,
Just like You always do,
Till the blue skies drive the dark Clouds far away.
So will you please say hello to the folks that I know,
Tell them I won't be long. (I won’t be long)
They'll be happy to know as you saw me go,
I was singing this song.
We'll meet again,
Don't know where, don't know when.
But I know we'll meet again some sunny day.
Keep smiling through just like you all ways do.

Just so you know, this was a USO free movie pass that I will, what, people? It’s a USO pass I will never forget.

But to further this tale, whenever there were any forms to fill out (and there always were forms to fill out back then—probably still are, even with iPads and laptops and iPhones) and they had a box for “Branch Of Service,” I always put in You Ess Dee, USD, for USDraft. I was invariably called out on it, and I always recited my tale of being rejected by the Navy, then the Army, but not the Draft, so obviously, if the Navy and the Army had different admissions standards from the Draft, it was obviously its own branch of service. And I would point out that the death tags he was wearing begin with the letters RA, whereas mine began with the letters US—followed by 51529326—these are numbers, of course, that I will never forget. Then the sergeant would loudly tell me to “Siddown, Private!”

Long story shorter, I was trained in ordnance, did get to spend about 18 days in Qui Nhon Province—II Corps or Two Corps— got out 89 days early, and flew home to finish my last semester of school. I worked as a reporter and photographer and then copy editor for about a year, then, because of a couple of eye-opening stories I’d covered, decided to go to law school to become a better journalist. Got a NYS GI scholarship, something like $200 a semester, and got federal GI Education benefits. I made it through my first year of law school, then a summer of copy-editing by night and kayaking by day.

To Peaceably Assemble &
Petition the Government for Redress of Grievances.

  When it rolled around September again, we students bought our casebooks and notepads and started in. However, in the 2nd or 3rd week of school, there was a big rally in D.C. at the Pentagon, Washington monument, Lincoln Monument, all of that—a large bunch of people showed up, that quaint old “peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances” thing.

     And there was indeed a petition. It was a simple petition—end the Vietnam War and bring the rest of the troops home. Or, as the late Sen. George Aiken proposed, "Say 'We Won' and bring the troops home."

I was standing in the crowd alongside the Reflecting Pool, and a young guy in Army fatigues was making his way through it, asking if anyone was a veteran who’d served in Vietnam. I nodded, and he held out his clipboard and asked me to sign the petition to end the war. Of course I would.

     I’d come back in January of 1966, and it was now 1968, and the war continued, and would continue for another ten years, just in time for the US Sesquicentennial in 1976. This is pretty much prosaic stuff, except for the fact that the kid with the clipboard was from a start-up group called the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and the following Sunday, the VVAW ran this petition as a full-page ad in the NY Times News of the Week in Review, or §4, as news hounds use to call it.

My name, as PFC William F. Wilt, was the last name on the third column of about 80 names. The type was large—more than 18-point, perhaps 24 points. I should have kept a copy of it.

The rest of the month was pretty much the same-old same-old for a law school student, uneventful, nondescript. Except for one non-event that was worthy of description. That was the non-appearance of my September GI Education Bill check.

I called up the VA office, and they told me that my records were in transit to another VA office, “because you moved.” This is another thing I’ll never forget. I had NOT moved. My then wife and I were still living in the same upstairs apartment in one half of a two-family home in Delmar, outside of Albany. Lived there all first year, 2nd year and 3rd year of law school, summers too, in fact. So, where were my records, and where, more to the point, was my GI benefits check?

I wrote to my congressmen (one from my home district, the other from my law school district. Didn’t get so much as a postcard back from them. Ditto my two senators. Nary a word.

Now, having taken a sabbatical from the copy desk, I had some familiarity with newspapers, and noted that the Albany newspaper had an Action Line column, and the Rochester paper had one, too, called HELP!  and help was just what I needed. I wrote up my little tale and asked for assistance.

The Albany Action Line was useless, in my case, but the Rochester HELP! column put pedal to the metal and got my records “found” and back checks and new checks started again. It had taken the editor, Jim Blakely, the better part of four months, ’til January of 1969, to accomplish the task. I met him years later and got to thank him in person for his HELP! It was a favor I would never forget.

Some of you may have heard about the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. And now Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Afghanistan Veterans Against the War. Perhaps just part of the Military-Industrial Complex Eisenhower warned us about (just as he left office, the coward. He did have eight years to do something about it, but did not, or could not. More on that in another essay).

I learned about the VVAW’s activities over the years—I had never done more than sign a petition that once, never contributed a dime to the organization, did not “put my money where my signature was.” The VVAW was mentioned in a biography of J. Edgar Hoover. It recounted a scene wherein Hoover was summoned to the White House and told by then President Nixon , concerning the VVAW, that he should “get them.” And, as the Church hearings on illegal wiretapping revealed, the CIA and FBI had infiltrated the VVAW, broke into their HQ office to get members' names, worked hard at provoking violence with government provocateurs, just as Operation Gladio was doing in Europe. In the states, this illegal, unconstitutional activity by government agencies was called COINTELPRO, or "counter intelligence program." One FBI spy, a young woman, quit when she found out that the FBI and CIA were targeting church groups. I guess they didn't want the word getting out on thou shalt not kill, do unto others, peace on Earth, good will towards men, as that might put a crimp in the style of the trillion-dollar military-industrial-legislative-bankster-espionage Complex. And as the late Col. L. Fletcher Prouty put it in a youtube interview, "people will kill for that kind of money." Which is a fact every one of us should never forget.

The VVAW was mentioned in testimony in the 1999 wrongful death lawsuit brought by Coretta Scott King and her family, vs. Lloyd Jowers “and other unidentified co-conspirators” in Memphis, Tennessee. The King family won the case, by the way. And that’s something you should never forget. (remember that conspiracy is “two or more people planning to do something,” and a criminal conspiracy is “two or more people planning to do something against the law.”  In fact, this is another something you should Right, something you should never forget. In the King v. Jowers case, a conspiracy was alleged, and a conspiracy was proven in a court of law, tried before one of those standard features of “due process,” called a jury.

In the King vs. Jowers case, testimony was adduced under oath that the US government's Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), had created seven US rogue field offices (in violation of the posse comitatus act), staffed by military and CIA Vietnam hands from the rogue Operation Phoenix, six in designated regions of the country, and the 7th in DC. Their job was to “neutralize the VVAW" and high-profile "hippies" and "peaceniks".

The VVAW was also featured in the Frank Church investigation into the domestic spying activities of the CIA and the FBI. These organizations had “infiltrated” the VVAW, to further their efforts in “neutralizing” first, the VVAW, then prominent entertainers —Joan Baez, Woodie Guthrie Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Jane Fonda, etc. The 1950s, as you’ll never forget, featured McCarthy and “Commies,” while the 1960s featured “hippies” and “peaceniks,”— someone could do a Critics' List of all the names of “people the government doesn’t like and doesn’t want any of us to like (or emulate), either." Right? Of course the Blacklists of the 1950s have morphed into the multi-million-strong Government Watch List, maintained by Der Abteilung für Heimats Versicherheit (Homeland "security" dept--I use German because "homeland" is not an American word. The US is "the melting pot"), and the President's shorter Kill List. If people got serious about treating the US as anyone's "homeland," we would have to give back all the First Americans' lands to the First Americans. And inasmuch as every square inch of North and South America was occupied by "the indigenous peoples," the mostly-white, round-eyed European Invaders would have been left with nothing.

But don’t let me digress. The FBI and CIA conducted break-ins on VVAW offices. They planted spies or “moles” in the VVAW. And they did the same thing with church groups. Imagine targeting for surveillance church groups who take the First Commandment as seriously as our government officials do NOT take the First Amendment seriously. Never forget that it is a very problem when a government breaks the law against its own bosses, We the People.

So let me recapitulate this exegesis, this essay:
Second-year law student, a Vietnam Veteran, signs a petition, requesting that the gummint stop a war it started, the petition is published in a “newspaper of record,” and then VA stops paying the student his educational benefits. And lies to the student about it. This would be one concrete example of “neutralizing” anyone who signs a petition against war.

Fast forward to, say 2013, and the Edward Snowden Report on the illegal domestic spying by the National Surveillance Agency (NSA—it’s officially called the national “security” agency, but I call it “surveillance” because that is what it’s doing to pretty much everyone who tries to communicate with anyone else in the world—keeping all of us “under surveillance,” 24/7 by 365—all spying, all the time. This is another something you should never forget.
By the way, in 1968 when folks were peaceably assembling to petition the gummint for redress of grievances, it had not become generally known that the Tonkin Gulf Incident was a fraud. It never happened. The President and his government lied about it, and used as an excuse to reverse JFK’s course of withdrawing US “advisors” and turn 180° about, and rapidly ramp up the war, to kill 55,000 or so US soldiers, and five or six million Asian men, women and, most notably, children.

The short hand for this official lying to start a war of choice is the Latin phrase casus belli, the cause, or rationale, or “excuse” for war. Pretty much all of our wars are started, have been started, because of some “excuse” for war—some staged or manipulated event, or just plain lies repeated by every government spokesman and echoed by every key on The Mighty Wurlitzer—which used to be called The Press, or The Fourth Estate. This repetition, incessant drumbeat for war was called, in the Third Reich, “The Big Lie.” In the U.S. we could just call it The Propaganda Machine, or just “That’s the Way It Is,” as Walter used to put it.

This is a topic for yet another essay in the series.

But here’s the short list:

Remember the Maine. USS Maine blows up in Havana harbor—it was coal dust in an improperly ventilated engine room.

They Sank The Lusitania!  Riiiight.

     The US shipping owners loaded the ship with tons of ammunition bound for Britain. They let Americans and others book passage, despite German warnings that they’d attack ships bearing war materiel. Then Navy Admiral Winston Churchill withdrew a two-destroyer escort. Then the U-boats had untrammeled access to the Lusitania. One torpedo amidships hit the explosives, and the ship, cut in two, sank in about 18 minutes.  That’s not quite as fast, though as WTC #7, #1 & #2 were blown into smithereens and then collapsed into dust—in about 7, 10 and 11 seconds (not minutes, SECONDS) respectively.

     Both the Lusitania and WTC have in common that they’re False Flag casus belli––excuses for war or causes of war. Hitler’s men put the torch to the German parliament—The Reichstag Fire—to justify pogroms and then war. We had Pearl Harbor (“KAIALIH—Knew About It And Let It Happen”). Congressman Lincoln’s “Spot Amendments” (Mr. President, show me the SPOT where Mexicans spilled American blood.” (US Army deliberately crossed the Mexican border and their little invasion was repulsed (at some cost in American lives). This was the casus belli for the Mexican/American War. Remember the Maine was Spanish/American War. (We water-boarded the Philippine revolutionaries—called it “the water cure” then—another nice euphemism for torture and death.) The waterboarding, "water cure" methodology was rendered unforgettable by a drawn cover of Atlantic Magazine. Military factotums standing by said of the Americans doing the deed, Now let Americans lecture us about our tortuous practices! And this was 1902 or so .

I digress.  Off to bed., at 5:11 ayem, 23 June 2014.

"Up betimes" (as Craig Beeny's dad started most of his "coffee cup reader" columns in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle when I was growing up. I didn't drink coffee, but did read the column, particularly given that it was written by a classmate's dad. And they lived in a little beach cottage on the shore of Lake Ontario.

OK, here's an attempt to be lucid and coherent as to why it is that I’m running for office.

I’m running because of these and other things I’ll never forget.

I’ll never forget my children, my family, I’ll never forget that I’ve been lucky over my lifetime—knock wood—to have been born in a country that has a Constitution. Back there in Buffalo, I actually swore an oath to support and defend that Constitution, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  And that was before I went to law school and learned a lot more about what I’d promised to support and defend. Learned things that I’ll never forget.

As I grew older, I learned more things I’ll never forget. When I was drafted, I learned that my government can be arbitrary and capricious.

I learned that my government can, will and did lie to get us into war. And I’m not talking Afghanistan or Iraq. I’m talking Vietnam,  and the fake  Gulf of Tonkin incident. Which never happened.

I learned that my government will harass people and do other bad things, illegal things, to people when that government doesn’t like what you’re saying. How’s that for “freedom of speech”? 

These are things I will never forget.

They are not particularly happy recollections. What I’ve concluded from these experiences is that my country, my Constitution, can altogether too easily slide into a big, nasty cesspool.

If we let it. As I think we most definitely have done, pretty much starting with the Assassination of JFK by the three or four Lone Gunmen™ who pulled the Lone Triggers.  I note that the phrases "Lone Gunman" and "Lone Gunmen" are trademarked, as a Government Brand of a Propaganda Product on offer by the Government to We the People. The conceit of "Lone Gunman" is the primary tool of governmental coverup of murder, rape and pillage. Whenever you hear it, see it, read it, know that, by default, a criminal coverup is in train. 

Now, I started out telling you about the Preamble to the Constitution. And Francis Bellamy’s so-called “pledge.” And I’ll ask again your indulgence as I speak about infelicitous things (felicity, another Latin word—more about education in another essay.)

So we have a pledge about a flag that symbolizes a Republic “with liberty and justice for all.” Think about that. The so-called Pledge makes the bold assertion that this is one nation “with liberty and justice for all.” Is that something you know, from your own experience?

Are there things about our country that you will never forget, but wish you could? Are there things about our country that you know you don’t know about, and don’t want to know about because once you learned about them, you’d never forget?

Frankly, I think we should never forget the Preamble, and recite those 52 words at every time and in every place we’re accustomed to reciting Francis Bellamy’s magazine-subscription-getting, flag-waving patriotic-sounding gimmick. 

I think we should go back to the Constitution, and the Preamble, because this is our funding document, this is the contract between We the People and the people we hire and appoint to take care of the quotidian activities, the daily routines of running a country. And the Preamble is “aspirational”—something we aspire to have made real in our lives. Words we can know, AND, perhaps someday, see and believe. 

Why did we come up with a Constitution, We the People of the United States?  Here is what we say we wanted to have happen, wanted to call into existence, why we ratified the Constitution in the first place all those 225 or so years ago.

We did so in order to reach, in order to strive to reach, aspire to reach, in order to attain six over-arching goals, in order to:

form a more perfect Union,
establish Justice,
insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defense,
promote the general Welfare, and
secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.

That’s why we [did] ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Now, why would the Framers first talk of a more perfect Union? Was it because the 13 original colonies had turned out to be a bunch of squabbling, contentious states? Seems likely. 

What about “establish Justice”? The Framers certainly didn’t claim that there was justice for the “indigenous peoples”—the Indians—who inhabited every square inch of this continent and had done until the European Invasion — mostly, that’s us and our our FaceBooks — arrived on these these shores, fleeing injustice at home, in Europe, in Britain…and importing a not so new style of injustice to this hundreds of thousands-year-old “new land”). Go visit Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico some time, to see the adobe high-rise apartments in the canyon where the Anasazi danced with Kokopelli, a thousand or so years ago--a millennium ago. Compare 1,000 years of occupation with 225 years of occupation. While you're at it,  see if you can get a few hummingbirds to land on your fingers. Reflect on "Oh what hand, and oh what eye...could make those beauties fly." (Bill Blake, apologies to.) The Mutually Assured Thermonuclear Destruction Labs are a few miles up the road at Los Alamos National Labs. They've been working on better, faster, cheaper, smaller "thermonuclear devices" every day, 40 hours a week, since 1945. That's 69 years--longer than many of us have stalked this mortal coil.

Establishing Justice was a goal, an aspirational thing. And it is clearly something we have not yet obtained, though it would be nice if we had, wouldn’t it.

If we had a more perfect Union and had successfully established Justice, we could try to keep it that way, to insure domestic Tranquility, right?  But do you feel “tranquil” these days, here in the country you live, are you tranquil?  I know I’m not. I worry about how I’ll ever send my 14-year-old daughters to college. I’m retired, but with no pension, so I’m looking for another business to start (no one would hire me, because I’m “too old,” and way, way “overqualified.” I’m in that “total unemployment” percentage that’s higher than it was during the Great Depression. My deceased parents would never forget those days, because they lived through them. My mother always told us, “Finish your dinner, clear your plate. Don’t you know there are starving children in China.”

Of course, there are actually starving children in these United States. That’s for another essay.

Now we’re learning about the Preamble, and how the next goal, now that we’ve thought about forming a more perfect Union, establishing Justice, and achieving some measure of domestic Tranquility, now—and really only now—so we have something worthwhile to defend. Call it provide for the common defense. That’s the fourth aspirational order, the fourth priority, We the People listed in our “mission statement,” if you will.

I think all of us should never forget that “provide for the common defense” IS the fourth goal we set out in the Preamble. We did not write “The first job of government is to protect our citizens”.  I’m sure you’ve heard that statement, over and over and over and over. Said by politicians.  Who apparently HAVE forgotten what they took and oath to support and defend. Because the Preamble quite clearly puts “provide for the common defense” as the Fourth priority. In other words, if we don’t form a more perfect Union, if we don’t establish Justice, if we don’t insure domestic Tranquility, the there’s hardly anything worth defending, is there. Is there?

But once those three goals are in place, then we do indeed have something to defend.

And if we’re successful in defending it, then it’s possible to tackle promoting the general Welfare, and even, if we’re lucky, securing the Blessings of Liberty for ourselves and our children, grand-children and great-great grandchildren, should we live so long.

It was for those six reasons, those six “in order to’s”, that We the People did ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

I’d like to make a further comment about the priorities, our fourth priority. I will never forget that whenever any of our employees, the people we elect or appoint to run our government for us, tries to convince me that “Keeping America Safe” is our first priority, that is a flag. Not a US flag, but a solid red flag, a warning flag that the speaker who is waving it is telling a lie. Telling “A Big Lie,” or “The Big Lie,” in the lexicon of propaganda and public persuasion—also known as mind control.

Whoever claims that “Keeping America Safe” is government’s “first priority,” is ignoring, casting aside the business of forming a more perfect Union, is casting aside the whole business of establishing Justice, is completely ignoring that domestic Tranquility comes before providing for the common defense.

And why is this so important that you should never forget it? Because this lie is used—and we’ve seen it time and time again in our shared lifetimes—to frighten We the People into approving things we would never approve if we were in control of our reason.  As we all of us know (but do often forget), whenever our emotions are ascendant, when our emotions are in control, then our common sense, our ability to reason, is quietly playing second fiddle to our fears, whipped up by the guys with the red flags.

Once you decide to learn the Preamble, and decide to never forget it, you’ll be able to see that waving red flag of danger whenever it is raised. 

And I strongly urge that you learn, and never forget, the Preamble to your Constitution. It’s 52 words long. Short, powerful, and to the point.

Of course, there’s another thing I’d ask you to never forget. And that’s my name, William Wilt of Waltham, and never forget to write it in the blank space for write-in votes for Congressman/Representative come November, because I’m not going to be advertising, and I’m not going to be handing out “stickers” to put on the ballot. And I’m not going to be asking for “campaign contributions.”

But I will be petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to set aside sufficient bandwidth, enough broadcast channels, to accommodate free political advertising, all day, all year. The airwaves belong to We the People, these airwaves, this “electromagnetic spectrum” you should think of as the Communications Commons of We the People.

Thank you for listening.