Saturday, 11 October 2014


Top financiers from the Treasuries and central banks of the UK and the US took part in massive financial war games, behind closed doors in Washington earlier this month, to test how to handle another catastrophic, impending bank crisis. .

After the financial implosion of 2008 which led to multibillion taxpayer bailouts in places like Ireland, of Anglo Irish banks, along with the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, policymakers from both the City of London and Wall Street, were preparing for the next and probable final impending meltdown.

The British chancellor, George Osborne and Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England stayed on at the end of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings to take part in a financial war exercise, held at the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission.

They were joined by the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, the US treasury secretary, Jack Lew along with other regulators from Britain and America, to test how they would respond to the impending collapse of American banks, along with their UK operations and all of the British banking system.

The war game, ring-fenced the retail operations of banks and their investment arms at global level.
Osborne said:“No war game is like the real war itself, but a fresh recession, has been a dominant theme with the Euro being the biggest threat, to the world and UK economy in particular, with a deteriorating outlook for its biggest trading partner.

This is a critical moment for the British economy and the world economy, as serious clouds are gathering on the horizon. There are serious risks to Britain’s growth from the euro zone and we are seeing some of them materialize.” The chancellor further stated that the euro zone finance ministers and central bank governors knew they were “under the microscope, they know they have some questions to answer.”

Osbourne has bunged another 100 million pounds sterling, of British taxpayers money, to the loyalists in British Occupied Ireland again this weekend, in an emergency measure, to try keep them on board and afloat like Scotland. However Roy Keane, who hails from the rebel county of Cork, the assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland, is boycotting the Stormont regime, as he is a big fan of Eire Nua and federalism, is not at all happy. He believes Ireland and Man U have been phuked over.

Friday, 10 October 2014



The latest aggregate on Sarah Palin from Irish Blog

According to the police report obtained by E! News, Bristol told officers that she was attending a birthday party with her siblings when her younger sister Willow told her that an older woman pushed her. Palin then confronted that woman and said she was pushed to the ground by the home owner Korey Klingenmeyer, who proceeded to call Bristol a "slut" and a "c--t," per the docs.

The report , which confirms that the 23-year-old had alcohol on her breath and notes that almost everyone was "intoxicated," also states that Bristol continuously punched Klingenmeyer in the face until he grabbed her fist and pushed her to the ground again. Klingenmeyer told police that's when three to four guys rushed to him and one yelled that he was going to "beat his ass for beating his sister."

MORE: View the police report

That sparked an entirely new fight which included Bristol's brother Track and even her dad Todd!

One witness told police that Papa Palin got jumped by four people, and Track jumped in to help his father, leaving with a torn shirt and bloody motuh. Bristol says she was uninjured, though one cop described her as having "dirt on her knees."

Sarah Palin spoke out about her family's drunken fight at the Alaska snowmobile party on her Facebook page, and her response to the ordeal may surprise you.

"I love my Bristol! My straight-shooter is one of the strongest young women you'll ever meet," Palin wrote along with several photos of her and her family. "I have to say this as a proud mama: right up there with their work ethic and heart for those less fortunate, my kids' defense of family makes my heart soar!"

She went on, "As you can imagine, they and my extended family have experienced so many things (liberal media-driven) that may have crushed others without a strong foundation of faith, and I'm thankful for our friends' prayer shield that surrounds them, allowing faith to remain their anchor. Thank you, prayer warriors! I love you!"


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the next Minsky moment in the global financial ponzi scheme. They also discuss the Conservative Party in the UK pushing young people into the debt pyramid by offering a 20% ‘discount’ on property and penalizing young people who don’t go into debt in order to go to university but who choose to work instead. In the second half, Max interviews Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, founder and CEO of BitNation (where the motto is ‘Blockchains, Not Borders)’ about sovereignty, love and divorce on the blockchain.

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Ireland, Iceland, a contrasting tale of two countries. Iceland, has a population of 320,000 people, while the Republic of Ireland has a population of 4.6 million. In the years before the financial crash of 2008, both countries had unsustainable real estate and consumer booms. Both countries had slack regulated financial sectors that got out of control. Iceland's big three banks, Glitnir, Kaupthing and Landsbanki had lent more than US $200 billion, eleven times the country's GDP. Ireland's Anglo Irish banks, were holding assets, seven times thier GDP on their books,  while much of the money was lent overseas.

"People in Iceland recognized that something had gone badly wrong with the country's political system."

When the crisis hit in the 2008 the two countries reacted very differently. Iceland's former prime minister, Davio Oddsson, explained that the privatized banks had been 'a little heedless' and the state wasn't going to bail them out. Icelandic deposits were protected and the government refused point blank, to take responsibility for most of the losses. In Ireland, however the government not caring much about its own naive people, turned the banking crisis into a sovereign debt crisis, under the cover of declaring the banks were too big to fail and decided the Irish taxpayer would foot the bill.

The People of Iceland, recognized there was something badly wrong with their political system and responded, by drafting a new constitution and they legally tried and convicted a former prime minister, Geir Haarde, for negligence. In Ireland however it is far easier for politicians to deceive the country people and there was no serious price to pay by any of the political and economic establishment. The traditional fascist party of Fine Gael, along with political careerists waving the Labour flag, replaced a corrupt Fianna Fail government. They simply moved around the personnel but not the underlying policies of deceit and corruption.

The Irish decided in a referendum to ratify the European Fiscal Compact, an EU treaty to lock Ireland's fiscal sovereignty and national government, into a programme of public sector austerity. Even the British government, with its Thatcherite Tory culture of public spending cuts refused to sign up but the Irish sheep, were once again led down the garden path by their gombeen politicians. 

Once morehe Irish government, borrowed more than 10 per cent of the money it spent from the banksters, with the country going into recession, it will never be able to genuinely balance its budget and will always be the debt slaves of the hidden City of London banksters. The acceptance of the European compact, marked a further step away from the path chosen by Iceland, where the needs of the people, come before the global financial sector and the City of London..

The political class of Europe shifted the costs of the banking collapse, onto national balance sheets. The bankster's losses are paid off through cuts in public spending and more privatization. It does not make economic commonsense except from the self interests of Irish politicians, what the bankers want and is a nice cosy pay off. The Irish state sold off assets like water and God know there is more than enough of it in Ireland, to private companies, who then charge fees for what were the original natural birthright of Irish people. The banksters, particularly of disguised, City of London origin, are makinge fortunes from the expansion of now further credit in Ireland, and are now making even more money, from turning Irish public property, into City of London corporate revenue streams. It is like the formercolonial rent seeking of the most blatant and abusive kind.

Now there's yet another burst in another credit bubble coming in places like Ireland as explained in the above video. Iceland at least had an honest serious debate about what happened and realized as a result it's its politicians allowed it to happen in the run-up to the banking collapse. Those responsible were held to account and the country's economy is recovering, restoring the living standards of the Icelandic people in a sustainable way but in the Ireland of Catholic culture and media censorship or superficial corporate media debate, where people follow leaders, rather than analyzing or  questioning their doctrine, like sheep are being led to the slaughter once again. European governments like Ireland are following policies, that sacrifice the many for the self interests of the few, repeating its fascist history. Five hundred million citizens of the European Union will have to learn some very hard lessons, from the 320,000 inhabitants of Iceland,if not they will learn what boom and bust, real recession and depression really feels like instead.

Thursday, 9 October 2014


Another aggregate from Irish Blog, with the symbol of the Phoenix, used by Tom Lonergan and other traditional Irish republicans, as ancient background imagery.

Brendan Behan

respect kindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law

Brendan Francis Behan (9 February 192320 March 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English.

There's no bad publicity except an obituary.

It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem: they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves.
When I came back to Dublin, I was courtmartialled in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Hostage (1958)
He was born an Englishman and remained one for years.
Hostage (1958)
An author's first duty is to let down his country.
As quoted in The Guardian (1960), and also in The Cynic's Lexicon: A Dictionary of Amoral Advice (1984), by Jonathon Green, p. 20
There's no bad publicity except an obituary.
As quoted in The World of Brendan Behan (1966) by Sean McCann, p. 56
Variant: There's no bad publicity except an obituary notice.
The sun was in mind to come out but having a look at the weather it was in lost heart and went back again.
Confessions of an Irish Rebel (1967 [1965])
It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.
As quoted in Brendan Behan, Interviews and Recollections (1982), Vol. 2, edited by E. H. Mikhail, p. 186
Critics are like eunuchs in a harem: they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves.
As quoted in The Cynic's Lexicon: A Dictionary of Amoral Advice (1984), by Jonathon Green, p. 20
Mother, they would praise my balls if I hung them high enough.
Speaking of newspaper critics, as quoted in Mother of all the Behans: The story of Kathleen Behan as told to Brian Behan (1984) by Kathleen Behan and Brian Behan, p. 119
I respect kindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, thefood cheaper and the old men and oldwomen warmer in the winter andhappier in the summer.
As quoted in The Harper Book of Quotations (1993) edited by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 420
I only drink on two occasions — When I am thirsty and when I'm not.
As quoted in Malcolm Arnold: Rogue Genius (2004) by Anthony Meredith and Paul Harris, p. 337
Quotes about Behan
Brendan described himself as a drinker with a writing problem, but what he really was a painter with a writing problem. No matter in what country of the globe he resided, or how many luminaries he met, the would always be a painter in his soul. If he had remained one for his livelihood, he could still be alive today.
Brian Behan, in The Brothers Behan (1998) p. 15
Brendan lit a bonfire under the arse of Irish literature. He took it by the scruff of the neck and dragged it kicking and screaming into the 20th century.
Brian Behan, in The Brothers Behan (1998) p. 23
If the English hoard words like misers, the Irish spend them like sailors; and Brendan Behan ... sends language out on a swaggering spree, ribald, flushed, and spoiling for a fight.

Kenneth Tynan, as quoted in Aspects of the Irish Theatre No. 1 (1972), by Patrick Rafroidi, p. 133

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


Another aggregate from Irish Blog, describing some of the vicious contradictions, in a divided country of two scum states, one occupied, the other a fake Republic, that are the legacy, of 800 years of British and Roman colonization.

The dark truth about modern Ireland its media don't talk about

Sinéad O'Shea on child abuse

An Aggregate from GREENSLADE

I am carrying this guest blog in part because she touches on a topic I often mention - the failure of mainstream Irish media to do their job properly. But she goes way beyond the lack of adequate reporting to consider the darker side of her home country.

I want to stress that this is her view, and not mine, but I do think her piece needs an airing. Absent a forum within Ireland, I am delighted to provide one here...Sinéad O’Shea

In the past couple of weeks Ireland's problem with itself has again become the subject of global headlines.

Four years ago Catherine Corless began collecting testimonies from former residents of the Bons Secours mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway.

The institution was run by the clergy and funded by the state to house unmarried mothers, the "untouchables" of Irish life.

Corless remembered the place from her own childhood surrounded by eight-foot walls with "broken bottles on top." There were so-called "home babies" in her school too.

They were, said Corless, kept to "one side of the classroom, arriving and leaving at different times so there would be no interaction with 'ordinary' schoolgirls."

The stories she heard were miserable. Children were fed little more than slops, and illness was rife. The state registration office informed her that 796 babies had died between 1925 and 1961.

None of the babies' names matched any of those in local graveyards. Given their status this was unsurprising. Even in death, illegitimate children could not mix with others.

Eventually, Corless concluded that the babies might be buried in a patch of land where "small skulls" had been found in 1975. By comparing maps she deduced that this might also be the site of a defunct septic tank.

She and a committee then sought contributions to erect a plaque to commemorate the dead children. Although local newspapers and radio stations were contacted, the story got little coverage.
Ireland's mainstream media hardly reacted to the babies story

Months passed. The story was reported by an Irish Sunday newspaper, and there was outrage on social media. But Ireland's mainstream media hardly reacted.

When I first spoke to Corless she was still trying to stimulate more coverage. And then, finally, the story of the Tuam babies was picked up by the foreign media.

By the time I visited Corless in Tuam, her husband was manning the phones because, to use his own phrase, the story had gone "ballistic." Corless spent all day talking to international TV crews.

There cannot be any doubt that the idea of 800 babies being hidden in a septic tank has garnered headlines but there are far bigger themes at play within this story.

For years there have been tales of mass baby graves in Ireland and scandals about the abuse of children, and of women, by both church and state.

Now the latest consensus is that this "new" scandal, the "last" Irish church scandal, be investigated and resolved.

So the Irish people have learned that mortality rates in Tuam were either matched or exceeded by homes elsewhere in the country - at Pelletstown in Cabra, Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, and Bessborough in Cork for example.

A 2011 television news programme, recently repeated, proved that babies had been subjected to medical testing without their mothers' permission. It has also been shown that children from poorer families were subject to greater neglect.

The Irish government has now launched an inquiry into what happened in Tuam and at other mother and baby homes. The terms of reference are being discussed.

Perhaps this will be the last church scandal, but it will not be the last deeply shocking scandal in Irish life.
The scandal of 'separated children' ferried abroad for abortions

Consider a related scandal I investigated last year. It began with this conversation.

"Well, you know some were taken abroad for abortions don't you?"


"Did you not?"

"No. How did that happen?"

"Well, you're going to have to find that out yourself. But I was always surprised that it involved so many people, government people and that it never got out."

That person's work for the government had been with "separated children", the term used to describe immigrant children who come to Ireland without parents.

At first I didn't believe this person. Abortion is illegal in Ireland and a deeply controversial subject. Cases involving the taking of minors abroad have attracted huge publicity.

Between 1996 and 2010, separated children had been housed in mixed hostels where they were left unsupervised after 5pm and after weekends. Over 500 children went missing during this period.

I had been told that there had been numerous pregnancies among this group and wanted to know more. The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund  provided finance for my investigation.

The findings were extraordinary. Former care workers revealed that they knew some hostels were worse than others and that they used to send the "strongest" children there. The conditions experienced by pregnant immigrant girls in care were much worse than those experienced by Irish girls in care.

The state health service admitted that they didn't know how many pregnancies had taken place in total. It also confirmed that the initial source was correct. Girls had indeed been taken abroad for abortions. It had been "kept quiet." It was yet another "Irish solution to an Irish problem."

A senior manager told me there had been six instances since 1992. That figure was said to include both Irish and immigrant girls. But, according to information I received, that figure was too low.

My three-part report was aired on successive weeks by RTÉ, the state broadcaster, and I sent a summary of my findings to all the major Irish media outlets.

Little happened. Some said they didn't think there would be enough public interest in the story. That was eight months ago.

The treatment of those immigrant girls shows that many of the attitudes of the past still exist today. It was visible also with the pace of the Tuam story, indifference followed by over-compensation after foreign media had publicised it.
Female sexuality is still feared; poverty is still dehumanised

Ireland remains a society with a deeply small sense of self. It is a sort of weak-minded teenager desperate to keep up with the status quo. It's not what's said. It's who has said it.

Difference is confusing and thus threatening. Female sexuality is still feared. "Nice girls" don't enjoy sex. Poverty continues to be dehumanised. It is commonplace for middle class people to disdain travellers and to describe working class people as "knackers."

Many are now speculating that the treatment of the mentally ill is set to be the subject of another inquiry. The same is predicted for the current system for asylum seekers, direct provision.

State record keeping is still problematic, particularly regarding immigrants and children in care. It is very difficult to engage most Irish people, or its media, on such issues.

The narrative that Ireland presents internationally is that of the cute survivor of British colonisation. The reality is that the abused turned abuser a long time ago. Dissent is not welcome.

A polite way to describe Ireland is as a developing culture. Irish business leaders hate that. In fact, Ireland's economic and social problems are similar.

The economy has been built on cronyism, group-think, the double talk of absurdly low corporate tax rates and light touch regulation, the cult of the leader, an over reliance on "strong" international forces. These were the factors that caused the Celtic Tiger to collapse.

This has had consequences for all. It's the same for the system of shame and sexual repression. The impact has not been restricted to its most obvious victims.

Ireland is not just a bad place to be a woman or an immigrant, it's a bad place to be in any way "different." Such failings eventually make it a bad place for everyone.

NB: The final paragraph of this article was changed at 9am on Saturday, 21 July, because the author felt the original did not reflect her views clearly enough.


Today's Irish Blog aggregate is a small taste of the sort thing traditionally used by Empire for political leverage and control of the natives.


There is, without a doubt, a strong relationship between sublimation and perversion, as Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel investigates in her book Creativity and Perversion (1984). ) However, sublimation is more strongly linked with intellectual curiosity and creativity, where energy is directed into more cultural activities. Perversion, on the other hand, is associated with aestheticism and idealisation. There is often conflict between perversion and sublimation, and they are very closely associated. With perversion, a repressed thought is idealised, to make it acceptable to the waking ego, whereas with sublimation, repressed sexual energy is funnelled into more cultural activities.

Chasseguet-Smirgel argues that if we imagine that it is possible for various personality characteristics to coexist, this conflict between perversion and sublimation would be greatly reduced. The three areas which Chasseguet-Smirgel claims can co-exist are the following; firstly the area of perversity, which is characterised by sexual activity and is neither repressed nor sublimated. The second, the neurotic area, indicates repression; often of sexual instincts, and finally, the area where sublimation occurs. This distinction between sublimation and perversion is obvious when viewing art created by one who is suspected to be pregenital. Aestheticisation and idealisation characterise the work of the perverse artist, and it is the nature and role of this, that will be discussed in this essay, as well as a look at the conflicts and the relationship between sublimation and perversion.

Chasseguet-Smirgel argues that an absent father and the presence of a strong maternal influence where the child believes – in terms of Freud’s oedipal complex – that he is already a suitable sexual partner for his mother, can lead to perversion. The child is then trapped in the pregenital stage, believing that he does not have to identify any further with the paternal figure as this anal stage creates the idea that everything is equal. Faeces and anal sexuality are common to everyone, regardless of their sex or age. The pervert is always threatened by the discovery of this pregenitality, and therefore feels a compulsion to idealise to prove the superiority of his sexuality. Idealisation acts like a mask; it is a mechanism to shroud the anal sexuality of the pervert. The perverse ego must be surrounded by objects and stimuli that reflect a flattering image onto the ego, and art provides one way of doing this, in its decorative form. However, the stark truth of the pervert’s pregenitality lies just below the surface of the mask of idealisation; it is not completely repressed and can resurface. For example, Chasseguet-Smirgel writes of a patient who dreamt of covering a pile of logs in silver paint to idealise them, but the logs’ inner nature was unchanged, and could be discovered if the surface was scratched.

Perversion involves knowing what is repressed and actively wanting to repress this, a term named negation (Chasseguet-Smirgel, 1984). Sublimation, however, when completed successfully means that there is no concern that what is repressed will be discovered. With sublimation, an instinct, most often a sexual one is modified to be socially acceptable. Norma O. Brown also voices Freud’s claim that desexualised intellectual curiosity is linked with childhood sexual curiosity, and that if this sexual curiosity is interrupted or prevented, it can develop in three ways, the first being repression. Secondly, it can be replaced by intellectual investigation, and, thirdly, perfect sublimation can occur.

Freud’s study on Leonardo Da Vinci and his childhood (1984) is a good illustration of how sublimation has an effect on an artist and their work. Leonardo spent the first few years of his life living with just his mother, who is thought to have pampered him. Freud claims that Leonardo became fixated on this image of his mother, and any sexual feelings were repressed due to the act of sublimation. Freud makes links between much of Leonardo’s work and his childhood. For example, Freud claims that The Virgin and Child with Saint Anneis a depiction created by Leonardo of himself with his two mothers; his biological mother and his step mother, where he is shown as Christ, who he often identified with. Leonardo became increasingly concerned with investigation and knowledge, which at first was a means to improve his painting, but eventually became a compulsion and overwhelmed him. As a consequence, he was often unable to complete his work. Leonardo is thought to have not been in any way inclined towards sexual activity, and this is obvious in his art, which, unlike other great painters, did not contain any erotic works. Leonardo’s pregenitality is not obvious in his work, marking a fine example of a successful sublimation.

Whereas sublimation can lead to creativity and a desire or compulsion for knowledge, perversion can lead to strong aestheticism and idealisation. Pregenital perversion and aestheticism is apparent in the work of Gilbert and George. It is common for pregenital perverts to create their own cosmology or a God-like status and when interviewed by Wolf Jahn, Gilbert and George claimed that “we are searching for the truth. There is a human God and we are it. We have got to do it, if not we are all lost.” Gilbert and George also described themselves as ‘Dandies’; a ‘Dandy’ being an individual who wishes to create beauty within his own person. This idea of recreating beauty in themselves and their work clearly shows the failure of sublimation. Their work often depicts unsavoury objects made to look beautiful, such as Ill World (1994). Linking back to Chasseguet-Smirgel’s patient who covered the logs in silver paint, Gilbert and George mask unpleasant images with decoration in their art.

Gilbert and George have tried to avoid people delving into their biographical pasts, but as pregenitality is characterised by the denial of paternal authority, it is interesting to note that on the occasions they have spoken about their past, they both make it clear that they had absent fathers and a strong maternal influence, which could explain the apparent aestheticism within their work and their obvious pregenitality.

Gilbert and George were both opposed to particular emerging modernist art movements, such as the ‘Fluxus’- the Latin for ‘to flow’ – Movement.Gilbert and George saw the Fluxus Movement as untidy and unclean, a polar opposite to the structured, clean work they both created. This need for cleanliness highlights the aestheticisation and idealisation that occurs within perverse art. The compulsion to idealise insists that the pervert must create a work that is at least visually beautiful on the surface, even if something more unpleasant lies just below.

Gilbert and George do not commonly representent women within their work, and there is a clear disregard for the significant difference between male and female. This is a trait of perverse work, as the difference between the male and the female is not signified, linking back to Chasseguet-Smirgel’s notion that anal sexuality can be common to everyone, whether they are male or female, and despite generational differences. This interest in faeces and anal sexuality which the perverse would consider to be superior is obvious in much of Gilbert and George’s work, for example, Eight Shits (1994) and Naked Shit Pictures (1995). The pregenital pervert will reduce everything to excrement, as this is something common to him and all others around him, unlike genital sexuality.

After looking at these examples of the relationship and conflicts between perversion and sublimation, it is clear to see that the distinct difference between the two is the fear that the repressed instinct (more often than not a sexual one) will resurface. Successful sublimation ensures that this will not happen, and instead, the sexual energy is forced into creativity and investigation, as shown by the Leonardo case study. The pervert, however, is constantly aware that this repressed instinct may return, and instead surrounds himself with that which is aesthetically pleasing, so that what is reflected onto the ego projects a pleasant, if untruthful, image. The pervert masks his inner pregenital anal sexuality with that which is agreeable to the Ego Ideal. This idealisation means that for the time being, the pervert does not have to be concerned with the resurgence of his anal sexuality, until the surface is scratched. The role of aestheticism for the pervert is extremely important. It ensures they remain, what they believe to be, equal to those with a genital sexuality. Gilbert and George are a prime example of how the pregenital pervert can use art to create an Ego Ideal, and indulge in their compulsion for aestheticism. Art is a useful tool for the pervert to mask his anal sexuality, and Chasseguet-Smirgel notes that there are a greater number of perverts involved in art than the average for the general population. Therefore the role of aestheticism is crucial in the compulsive idealisation of the pregenitally perverse.

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014


Saturday, 4 October 2014 image for Ebola testing at Hamptons Film Festival ahead of Wednesday's eclipsed blood moon Blood red supermoon is the second of four Tetrads responsible for spreading pandemics Long Island - Astrologers advising the 22nd Hamptons International Film Festival are recommending the installation of a giant anti-Ebola sheep dip at Montauk Airport ahead of Wednesday's lunar eclipse. The blood-red supermoon will be conjunct Uranus and opposing the Sun in Libra - a classic pandemic configuration first identified by ancient Mesopotamian stargazers during the notorious Ebola outbreak of 3100 BC. Its climax will occur on the eve of the Festival's opening when viral activity is likely to be most intense, doubtlessly bolstered by additional zodiac aspects such as Venus Square Pluto and Mars Trine Jupiter. A retrograde Mercury doesn't exactly help, either. This weekend Festival organisers were being urged by Silver Screen seers to mix their own formulation of insecticide and fungicide for use against the external parasitic threat. "We have a large range of wettable powders, pastes, solutions and suspensions that film goers can use," an East Hampton resident tweeted this morning, "some available in underarm deodorant form, some as snortable remedies." Commenting on developments a Federal Emergency Management Agency anti-pandemic division spokesperson said, "Sheep Dip is old CIA slang for a cover story originally linked to Project Oxcart Before The Whorse. "In computing terms it can also refer to passing files through a dedicated computer to test for flies and bugs and viruses lurking inside." A number of tickets remain for Thursday night's Festival premiere at the East Hampton Plaza Theater.


Below is an edited form, of the best article on fake freedom that I could find today, without its videos, but it covers the gist of it. I would like to preface it, by my own experience of freedom as best I can. If this bores you, just skip to the article. I have spent my whole life fighting for freedom, in one way or another to the best of my ability, most of it without success, until I reached a point of painful surrender within myself, where I was forced to undergo a major change and  to accept, that I couldn't do it by myself without divine intervention.

I had to start with myself and get real about who I really am and what I am really about, which was painful. It started with a coin that states, "This above all else, to thine own self(real self) be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou cannot then be false to any man." Now that is a lot easier said than done for someone as selfish as I am, who demands instant gratification to the extent that I  usually do with life's pleasures. We are blessed with Ego for healthy reasons but when it is fear driven, it can make us Ego maniacs which are abusive, something I know from bitter experience. Of course it is much easier for me, in the here and now to see this, away from day to day environment of hate and bitterness that is Occupied Ireland. When we become bitter, we lose the very same inspirational characteristics, that can turn cowards into heroes, which are part of the Irish Republican tradition

I believe I mentioned in a previous blog, that I was once sitting in an international 12 step meeting in Amsterdam years ago, where people were sharing their various neurosis, and everyone seemed to be laying the blame, on their various dysfunctional families of birth, scattered around the world in many countries, when a Limerick man with as little tolerance as me, in a very earnest manner, piped up,
"You fucking people think you have a problem with your dysfunctional families, what about me, I come from a dysfunctional fucking country.

In the many intervening years since, I have often thought about Jimmy's statement. Of course he was right in many respects but then how could it be any other way. Mother Ireland and her children have been raped ruthlessly for more than 800 years by both the Roman and British Empire and robbed of her rich heritage of the spiritual, cultural and the material. Fortunately we have had many warriors, who have also resisted for 800 years, and as result of that resistance, unlike many other fine races of people I have met, we are not totally emotionally broken or dead yet. The prize is not always what appears to be victory but what is learned, gained and experienced in the struggle. As a wise man once said the most valuable thing on this earth is experience. Long may it be so.

In the intervening years, as a result of my new path, I have experienced considerable joy and freedom. Unless our leaders personally experience freedom, how can they lead us there or even show us the correct path, that leads that way? It starts as an inside job. It starts with the truth within myself and the most important truth is not cerebral, at least not in my case, it is somewhere between my heart, Spirit or Soul. It is the Spirit of Freedom that Bobby Sands, obviously experienced, as he wrote within his prison cell. Perhaps the ultimate freedom is death and I sincerely hope for Bobby and his comrade's sake before and after him, that it is so, for their unselfishness, surely deserve it. I am not a religious person but I have experienced in a very real way, it's power, along with the power of belief.

Having said all of that, I am in no hurry to get there, because of the joys of life and the precious nature of it, that I am so grateful for. Freedom like the other important things in life, such as trust and quality, are, from my own experience earned. It appears sometimes to me, without being overly judgmental, that some people are content to remains as slaves, which can really anger me but perhaps I am mistaken. In our modern world as the tape above explains, in may instances, most of us are debt slaves. Like censorship, I detest the bankers or the money changers, as that famous Palestinian did. The bankers in the City of London, have been our masters for far too long but in the meantime, we are forced to a lesser or greater extent, to play the game. Anyone who has the illusion that the material is not a considerable factor, in the realm of freedom, I believe fools themselves.

I was fortunate enough to be involved in the creation of a film, with an English capitalist friend of mine, that won the Australian International Film Festival, as best drama feature, a number of years back and made a few bob with it. It enabled me to a certain extent, experience the material freedom and joys that come with it. I believe everyone who really wants that freedom on this earth, should have it. I believe in the Spirituality of Abundance is within us all, that I found in a small little book years ago.

I also believe everyone is entitled to that, but the bankers won't let you have it, neither will they give it to you. Like freedom, you need to believe it is your birthright and take it, in an intelligent way of course, that is not self destructive or foolish. If there are enough of us genuine and earnest about all of this, we would without doubt do it intelligently together. The choice is ours but you better be earnest about it, coming from love not hate, as I did in a self destructive, self defeatist way, for so long.

Bobby Sands wrote, we each have our own part to play in all of this, according to our capabilities. Many of us do not have his courage or unselfishness or indeed integrity required for bravery but like he said, we all have a part to play, no matter how small or great. For me in my own tinpot way, it's trying to produce this blog daily. I suggest for a newcomer, you try to find something that you love to do and  do it from the heart. I salute all of you who have worked so tirelessly over the many years while I had to take a break. We need to do this sometimes, to get our strength back As Ruarai O'Bradaigh  used to say, we have such a rich heritage of resistance in Ireland, that is there for inspiration, to anyone, who is in earnest to seek it out. Some of the stalwarts of Irish republicanism are still all around us for inspiration in the meantime.

That title. "The death of Irish Republicanism," what foolish nonsense with such a rich heritage, it can never die, it lives among us daily, consciously or not, it truly is in our blood and DNA. I would also humbly suggest to any newcomer, to choose your leaders wisely. Take the time and care to observe carefully, if they walk the talk and try to place at all times Principles before Personalities. None of us are saints and I certainly never have been, nor do I aspire to be one, so please forgive my human frailties and foolishness as best you can. I didn't mean to ramble on like this. All i wish to add, is that as far as I am concerned, no lover of genuine Irish freedom, engages in censorship. It is the anathema of what I believe genuine freedom is about and I will fight it to my dying breath.

By the way, if you see a busker on the side of an Irish road, whether his music is good or bad, throw him a few bob, if you can spare it, it could be me next time and it will come back to you tenfold, first lesson in the Spirituality of Abundance. There is more than enough for everyone, to travel first class in this world but the money changers will go to war to maintain their privilge, to satisfy their extreme lust for power, that money can create. The same ego abuse, that can drive fake freedom fighters, bringing but momentary satisfaction that is never satisfied. The inspirational leaders like Daithi, Red Sarah and Ruarai which I briefly met, had qualities of humility that truly were spiritually inspiring.

Slan go fomghaill agus beir bua!

4. Fake Freedom

Faking freedom requires controlling the nodes of power in a society. In this chapter I will analyze our media, political system, justice system, educational system, and healthcare system, breaking down the ways in which each has been corrupted into serving the needs of the Cartel rather than the American people. (National Security is next chapter)

Fake News

[Rockefeller] told his listeners: ‘We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years….It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during these years….The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers … is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in the past centuries.’ -1991 issue of the Hilaire duBerrier Report (also reported elsewhere in the French press)
As with our economic and political systems, the face of our media is all about freedom of speech, but behind that facade lies a very deliberate system for controlling information. There are two important facets to this:
1) Making sure the story of the Cartel is not told
2) Crafting propaganda to support whatever agenda is currently on the table.
This is again accomplished through a hierarchical power structure acting on strategic nodes of control. For example, lets say you control the owner of the New York Times, who appoints the top editor, who appoints the lower editors, who determine what gets published. By giving that owner an agenda, it can be passed on to the top editor, who will pass it along to the editorial staff, where it is then expressed in the news consumed by all americans. Those willing to “play ball” move up, and anyone who talks about the establishment can look forward to a tasty mix of unemployment and articles in various respected papers labeling them insane (I should be so lucky!). The result is that although anyone can say anything they want (this blog for example), it’s only permitted on a small scale, and the big media guns are always there to stamp out your message with their media drones. This clip from the Conan O’Brien show illustrates this concept nicely. Watch as so many small fish reveal their marching orders from bigger fish, and how a singular message can be distributed across the country.
Obviously this is a petty example, but you can imagine the impact of say, a story about how Iraq is hiding weapons of mass destruction. Consider the time a single radio host started reporting earth was being invaded by Aliens and it caused widespread panic. And that was just one guy! Imagine if you could push your hoax to every tv channel and every newspaper. The power of media to influence the perception of reality is not to be underestimated, and the Cartel well understands the critical role media plays in their operations. I would go so far as to say it’s the second most important thing behind the money, and only because the money can be used to buy the media. 30 years ago this high level consolidation of power in media was a little tougher to discern, but in the modern era it’s become pretty obvious.
The net result is that those in power currently have the ongoing ability to craft a picture of reality that sits apart from actual events on the ground. To reference just one recent example, Ex-CNN reporter Amber Lyon revealed that during her work for CNN she received orders to report false storylines in order to push public opinion in favor of war against Iran and Syria. When she refused she was fired. Her story illustrates both important points in one: the ongoing information management as well as the ever-present risk/reward paradigm for “playing ball”. As an example of the reward side of the paradigm, note Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes was recently awarded the Emmy for an interview with Iran’s Ahmadinejad where he blatantly edited around the meaning of what was said to make it look like the opposite.
Make no mistake- this is a problem that exists on all sides of the political spectrum. In fact having contentious arguments across left and right is critical to maintaining the illusion of free speech. But if you look closely, you will see that the evidence I am covering in this essay is never allowed within those debates.
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate. -Noam Chomsky
Finally, perhaps the most telling quote of all is from the ignominious Karl Rove, as reported by Ron Suskind.
[Rove] said that guys like me were “in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” … “That’s not the way the world really works anymore,” he continued. “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

Fake Democracy

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Faking capitalism and freedom of speech was a great success for the bankers, but the success they’ve had faking Democracy is not far behind. Americans are so tied up in knots over their party alliances and the “incompetence” of politicians that they have no idea what’s really going on. So let’s not dance around it: the people who are elected into office are not there to represent you. Nor are the people they appoint.
So then, how is it possible that a group of people that we elected can act in ways so counter to our own interests? The answer comes down to controlling both our choices, and only offering candidates on each side that have agreed to support the banker’s agenda. This is accomplished rather easily by controlling the flow of money, media coverage, and other brokers of political power. It’s a system built on corruption, and only those willing to serve the establishment are allowed to take part. This is generally known as “playing ball”, and any politician who refuses the game will be quickly driven into irrelevance. The establishment is capable of controlling the political system at all levels, and has grown quite adept at getting the right people elected. Watch this awesome video on how Ron Paul was essentially deleted from the 2012 election, despite massive popularity.
The twisted genius of pretending we have a democracy is that when our representatives fail we have only ourselves to blame. And that’s exactly what Americans do. We blame each other for electing the wrong people, or worse, we justify supporting a candidate we don’t even like just so someone worse won’t get elected. This polarizing phenomena is why we have such bitter political divides in this country despite largely shared core values.
Similarly many people blame our politicians for being incompetent. But as I’ve discussed in my theory of incompetence, absorbing criticism for incompetence is just a method to mask who their dual agenda. Indeed, the conflict between serving the establishment while also appeasing the people requires the very highest level of rhetorical bullshit from our political leaders. Did the American people want to go to war in Iraq(There’s even a memo where Rumsfeld brainstorms ways to trick us into war. War is extremely profitable for the bankers, but I won’t get into that now) Do the American people support the TSA? Did the American people support torture? Did the American people support removing the right to a trial for Americans? Spying on all cell phone calls? Of course Americans didn’t want those things- they contradict the basic values of peace and freedom outlined in the Constitution. But the establishment wanted those things, so as always our politicians were given the job of selling it to the American people, alternately scaring us or appeasing us with meaningless platitudes.
I have never seen more senators express discontent with their jobs. … I think the major cause is that, deep down in our hearts, we have been accomplices to doing something terrible and unforgivable to this wonderful country. Deep down in our hearts, we know that we have bankrupted America and that we have given our children a legacy of bankruptcy. … We have defrauded our country to get ourselves elected. -Senator John Danforth, April 21, 1992

Fake Justice

When the founding fathers wrote the constitution they decreed that all men are created equal, but that is simply no longer true when it comes to our courts. In our justice system there is one set of rules for the powerful, and another set of rules for the rest of us. Glen Greenwald laid this out nicely in his recent article The Untouchables, covering how the Obama administration has protected Wall Street from prosecution following the financial collapse they caused. Setting that aside, I would like to use therecent HSBC bank ruling as an example, because they didn’t just bend a few rules- they broke almost every law in the book, and on a massive scale.
For at least half a decade, the storied British colonial banking power helped to wash hundreds of millions of dollars for drug mobs, including Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, suspected in tens of thousands of murders just in the past 10 years – people so totally evil, jokes former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, that “they make the guys on Wall Street look good.” The bank also moved money for organizations linked to Al Qaeda and Hezbollah, and for Russian gangsters; helped countries like Iran, the Sudan and North Korea evade sanctions; and, in between helping murderers and terrorists and rogue states, aided countless common tax cheats in hiding their cash.
“They violated every goddamn law in the book,” says Jack Blum, an attorney and former Senate investigator who headed a major bribery investigation against Lockheed in the 1970s that led to the passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. “They took every imaginable form of illegal and illicit business.”
That nobody from the bank went to jail or paid a dollar in individual fines is nothing new in this era of financial crisis. What is different about this settlement is that the Justice Department, for the first time, admitted why it decided to go soft on this particular kind of criminal. It was worried that anything more than a wrist slap for HSBC might undermine the world economy. “Had the U.S. authorities decided to press criminal charges,” said Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer at a press conference to announce the settlement, “HSBC would almost certainly have lost its banking license in the U.S., the future of the institution would have been under threat and the entire banking system would have been destabilized.”
So to review, for laundering drug cartel money, committing massive fraud, and funding terrorism and known murderers, nobody went to jail and they only had to pay a fine equivalent to 2 months salary. Contrast that to one of countless stories about regular folks being imprisoned for life over petty offenses. Take for example this story, about a man who grew medical marijuanain accordance with state law, but is now being put in jail for the rest of his life. How does that make any sense? The mass incarceration of our people is an ongoing tragedy, with so so many lives ruined over the smallest of infractions. The prison industry has become big business in our society, and the US boasts the highest rate of incarcerated Citizens in the entire world.
The Cartel has allowed the burgeoning prison industry because it gives them even more control over the population. Knowing you could be put in jail for a minor infraction is a powerful deterrent to speaking out against the establishment. This has nothing to do with justice; at the top level it’s about control, and at the lower levels it’s about making money.
Whistleblowers are also a prime target for incarceration. Bradley Manning has been in solitary confinement for years now, stripped of his clothes and his sanity, for revealing information that did nothing to harm national security but did reveal aspects of the story the Cartel does not allow. Same with John Kiriakouwho blew the whistle on the CIA’s illegal rendition program. The message being sent is loud and clear: Mess with us and we will make your life a nightmare. It’s not worth it. Stop asking questions and go back to work.

Fake Education

Our educational system has not been spared in the propagandistic representation of reality being foisted on us by the cartel. From textbooks to research papers, the game is played the same way- follow the rules and you move up, try to do the right thing and you will be fired. From a recent article in the Huffington post:
The Federal Reserve, through its extensive network of consultants, visiting scholars, alumni and staff economists, so thoroughly dominates the field of economics that real criticism of the central bank has become a career liability for members of the profession, an investigation by the Huffington Post has found.
And of course we shouldn’t be surprised to see how this power is distributed:
One critical way the Fed exerts control on academic economists is through its relationships with the field’s gatekeepers. For instance, at the Journal of Monetary Economics, a must-publish venue for rising economists, more than half of the editorial board members are currently on the Fed payroll — and the rest have been in the past.
Another tragic aspect to the corruption of our educational institutions is the staggering amount of debt students are being burdened with. Debt is how the bankers control people, and younger genrations are being paralyzed. College tuition has increased a mind-boggling 1,210% in 30 years. The average debt of college graduates is a staggering $13,600, growing at 2.1% beyond inflation since 2005.
Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt they can’t afford the time to think. -Noam Chomsky

Fake Healthcare

I am not suggesting we don’t have great doctors. We do. But over time our healthcare system has transitioned from treating patients to treating profits, and the cost of healthcare has now reached the point where we are facing a true crisis.
Some 80 million people, around 43% of America’s working-age adults, didn’t go to the doctor or access other medical services last year because of the cost -Biennial Health Insurance Survey
Steven Brill recently wrote an insightful analysis of this ongoing tragedy, illustrating in vivid detail how our healthcare system preys upon the sick, charging them exorbitant prices they cannot refuse, burying them in debt, and often refusing treatment over lack of funds.
Sean was held for about 90 minutes in a reception area, she says, because the hospital could not confirm that the check had cleared. Sean was allowed to see the doctor only after he advanced MD Anderson $7,500 from his credit card. The hospital says there was nothing unusual about how Sean was kept waiting. According to MD Anderson communications manager Julie Penne, “Asking for advance payment for services is a common, if unfortunate, situation that confronts hospitals all over the United States.” The total cost, in advance, for Sean to get his treatment plan and initial doses of chemotherapy was $83,900.
Brill’s article continues, talking about how the medical industry has turned into big business, placing money in the hands of businessmen while burying patients and even Doctors in massive debt.
The president of MD Anderson is paid like someone running a prosperous business. Ronald DePinho’s total compensation last year was $1,845,000. That does not count outside earnings derived from a much publicized waiver he received from the university that, according to the Houston Chronicle, allows him to maintain unspecified “financial ties with his three principal pharmaceutical companies.” DePinho’s salary is nearly triple the $674,350 paid to William Powers Jr., the president of the entire University of Texas system, of which MD Anderson is a part.
Brill continues, detailing just how unbelievable our health care costs have become, telling the story of a woman charged $25,000 for a diagnosis of heartburn.
According to one of a series of exhaustive studies done by the McKinsey & Co. consulting firm, we spend more on health care than the next 10 biggest spenders combined: Japan, Germany, France, China, the U.K., Italy, Canada, Brazil, Spain and Australia. We may be shocked at the $60 billion price tag for cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy. We spent almost that much last week on health care. We spend more every year on artificial knees and hips than what Hollywood collects at the box office. We spend two or three times that much on durable medical devices like canes and wheelchairs, in part because a heavily lobbied Congress forces Medicare to pay 25% to 75% more for this equipment than it would cost at Walmart.
So who’s setting these prices? Apparently it’s a faceless position called “The Chargemaster”.
The price is the problem. Stamford Hospital spokesman Scott Orstad told me that the $199.50 figure for the troponin test was taken from what he called the hospital’s chargemaster. The chargemaster, I learned, is every hospital’s internal price list. Decades ago it was a document the size of a phone book; now it’s a massive computer file, thousands of items long, maintained by every hospital. Stamford Hospital’s chargemaster assigns prices to everything, including Janice S.’s blood tests. It would seem to be an important document. However, I quickly found that although every hospital has a chargemaster, officials treat it as if it were an eccentric uncle living in the attic. Whenever I asked, they deflected all conversation away from it. They even argued that it is irrelevant. I soon found that they have good reason to hope that outsiders pay no attention to the chargemaster or the process that produces it. For there seems to be no process, no rationale, behind the core document that is the basis for hundreds of billions of dollars in health care bills.
The bottom line is that this is an industry completely lacking proper supervision, and it has become viciously dangerous to the physical and financial health of our population. Just like the Justice system and the Educational system, these are institutions that have turned against the American people.
Make no mistake- we are all under attack.
Chapter 5. Information War The Cartel moves to protect their empire from exposure