This is just a brief Nederlog, but with
rather a lot of boring work behind it. There are two brief
taking over the state: Stratfor
2. Machiavelli reformatted
taking over the state: Stratfor
I started the series on the still ongoing and now -
probably radically deepening - crisis, as per this illustration
in September 2008 on three themes
- The incompetence of "our Western
leaders", in finance, in banking, in government, in education, in
anything except in lying plausibly and friendly to a camera and getting
promotion, bonuses, and media-exposure.
- The extra-ordinary quite sudden
prominence almost everywhere of corporatism.
In Holland the corporations, the media, the
parliament, and high political functions such as mayors and aldermen
all are governed by the same class of the same persons -
now professor (Job Cohen), now mayor (Job Cohen), now public spokesman
of a major corporation, now parliamentary leader (Job Cohen), now legal
leader (Job Cohen) - all in the name of the same sort
of totally false totalitarian waffle ("Job Cohen is a great and a good
and also a very kind man, who deeply loves the ordinary people -
all of them: honestly! - yes, truly, and soccer also, of course: He is
a doubleplusgood man!"), that is not even meant to be believed by the
intelligent minority, just as long as it moves "the democratic
majorities" of the clueless, the talentless, and the thoughtless, which
is all that matters to the postmodern political degenerates that first
created the crisis and then refused to solve it, since that might have
cost money to the members of the ruling elites, and now try to squeeze
all its costs from the ordinary people - as I predicted already in September 2008.
- The utter lack of all relevant
political, moral, social, philosophical or economical knowledge in any
of these political (corporate, journalistic, educational, legal,
parliamentary and civil: Job Cohen) "leaders", all totally
corrupt, and only interested in power, money, status and appearing in
Then again, I believed at that time that a stiff dose of Keynesian economical
insights (do not deregulate: it leads to economical crisis -
regulate!), remedies (investments) and Rooseveltian leadership might
save the Western economical ship, but the chances for this have all
been squandered, lost or destroyed, and the debts and deficits are
greater than ever.
Now the crisis deepens, and it seems that
soon there will be forced labour camps for everybody who is out of work
and does not belong to the combined
elite, of a few thousands of prominent parasites in most countries, who
generally also are of my own babyboom generation, and who destroyed
education, destroyed the economy, destroyed the legal system, and who
keep claiming and receiving many millions each year, because they all
are, in their own ever repeated words such "humble servants of Our
Community", and "would leave for better paying jobs elsewhere" if their
attempts at extortion of many millions per year of their personal
benefits are not thankfully satisfied.
I will return to much of this (if I find
the health and the energy), but meanwhile I just provide two links to
items on The Young Turks about a strange company called Stratfor, that
embodies postmodern corporatism in a multinational form, and "gathers
intelligence" (English: spies) for governments, corporations and states
everywhere, for pay:
It is all quite
strange. There is quite a lot more about this secretive company on the
internet, indeed also by the folks of Stratfor, who deny
all allegations of any wrongdoing, in case you thought otherwise, but
it is clearly something quite new: An American corporation -
"Corporations are people, my friend": Mitt Romney - that spies for
anyone anywhere, for pay, and does it better than the CIA, FBI or the
US Marines do, apparently in part because it has bought the best of the
folks who formerly spied for these governmental organizations to do the
same for them, for better pay.
For the moment
I have linked the above items especially because it is something new
and strange (*), as indeed are the laws Obama
signed into law that makes it possible for the leaders of the US
government to arrest anyone and make him or her disappear forever,
without any trial and without leaving any trace, merely because someone
in or around the US government, possibly keyed by a Stratfor-employee,
thinks the arrested and since disappeared person has some information
the government, or some leading official in Stratfor, likes to squeeze
out of that person, without interference of such inconvenient things
like courts, such outmoded legal principles as habeas corpus,
and also without any unwelcome media-attention for water-boarding or
"corrective tasering" (500 Americans have been killed by tasering,
since this was introduced, I just read on the net).
2. Machiavelli reformatted
Then again the
above set me thinking, which quickly move me to Machiavelli and his "The Prince",
since many years on my site with my notes, and to the realization that
I have been wanting for a long time to do some reformatting (fix the
backgrounds, for example, and insert part of the passages I have notes
on in my notes, so that these can be read independently).
So I have the
done the reformatting and inserting, and there now is effectively a new
and better second edition of
It may still need some more reformatting
and corrections, but it is at least a bit better than it was (and my
earlier text was hardly changed: I only added some, and repaired a few
(*) That's my main
reason to mention and link it: It definitely is new and strange, and it
stinks, but I do not have much information, and if indeed Stratfor is
what it seems to be, it will be difficult to find any reliable
information about it, just as there also is little reliable information
about the KGB or the CIA: Secret companies doing secretively what
Stalin called "black work".
P.S. Corrections, if any are necessary, have to be made later.
-- Mar 7: Undid some typos.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to
descriptions of the
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor
of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about
maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understa, but nds ME is
an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter
of one's beliefs:
space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
9. I tell my story of surviving (so far) in Amsterdam/ with ME.
10. The directory on my site about ME.
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