Hillary’s Oops Charade

HCOopsHillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as our country’s Secretary of State is either big deal or not – depending on which side of the political aisle you stand on.

Sure, the rules state that government officials are supposed to use the official email server for reasons of security, propriety and not least of all because they provide a durable record of the official communications made by the official on behalf of the American People – whom they are supposed to represent.

Clinton, of course, claims that she has the right to privacy in her email and says that neither the federal government nor anyone else has the right to review them. This, even though, just as corporate employees have no “expectation of privacy” in their business email interactions, likewise the State Department’s official policy is that “No one creating records on an official government network has an individual ‘privacy right’ to demand that their emails or e-records should be shielded beyond the reach of public access.”

But that was precisely why Hillary created her own email server.

Hillary Clinton is a lawyer after all. Like her husband, who when asked if he lied about having had a relationship with Monica Lewinsky famously said, “That depends on what your definition of ‘is’ is.” Hillary utilizes a rather deft, lawyerly parsing of words when she says claims that her emails are private. She knows that here emails don’t fall under the government’s stated policy because her emails were not created on an official government network, and so they are – technically speaking – exempt.

This is classic Clinton triangulation: State Department emails are public, these are not State Department emails, therefore these emails need not be made public. And all that’s required politically for this dodge to work is that she hold a press conference and play it all off as a simple, silly mistake.

But the Clintons do not make silly political mistakes. Hillary Clinton does not pick out a pants suit without considering how it might effect her eventual presidential run.

No, this was certainly premeditated. Hillary Clinton set up this private, home-based email server specifically so that her actions and communications could be edited, sanitized against the prying eyes and the judgmental second-guessing of the unanointed.

Don’t forget, this is the same woman whose very first move following the apparent suicide of her dear friend and associate Vince Foster was to dispatch staffers to his law offices to purge his files of any incriminating evidence relating to the Whitewater investigation.

This is a girl who knows how to cover her tracks.

So now the media will be parrying this political volleyball back and forth. On the left the claim will be that the mistake was trivial, a minor breach of protocol and ultimately inconsequential. On the right they will decry the breach of security and the betrayal of the public trust.

I have no doubt that, if made public, Clinton’s email would expose myriad crimes and corruptions, from the petty to the profound. She is after all a Clinton.

But first and foremost, she is a creature of the Machine. The very same machine which spawned Bill Clinton, Barack Obama… the very same Machine which gave us George Bush I and II. This machine is the sole, true power in this country. It is the long-game, industrial/financial cartel which steers the country and the world toward a succession of financial bubbles and wars of aggression, with the sole aim of enhancing their own power while suppressing and enslaving the unwashed masses of the world.

And what is most interesting about the Clinton email scandal is the very fact that it has come to light at all. Given that all main stream media outlets are owned by a handful of corporations; and therefore, little more than the public relations organs for the Machine, you have to wonder what their willingness to run this story means for the ultimate viability of the Clinton candidacy.

Because in a Machine-controlled media, no story gets published unless it supports the agenda of the elite. The romantic notion of the intrepid, investigative reporter tirelessly tracking a story is a current day fiction, if it ever existed at all. Today all reporters are simply assets of the system, nothing more. You can bet the farm that any journalist who receives these kinds of inside tips or leaks is one who has been selected and pre-approved by the powers-that-be to present the story to the public in a manner which supports their overarching agenda.

So if you reverse-engineer the so-called “leak” about Hillary’s emails, what you find is a Machine which might just have turned on Hillary. Perhaps it’s because of her “What difference does it make?!” performance on Benghazi, or maybe it’s her husbands connection to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Lolita Express jet-sex parties.

Whatever the reason, anti-Hillary stories like this may indicate that the establishment no longer considers her a viable candidate for head puppet to their freak show.

And theirs are the only votes that really matter.

 

 

 

Obama is Not the Problem

bush-obama2Americans have a wonderful tradition of fixing things. Our inclination is to attack problems; to determine what’s wrong and and figure out how to eliminate the problem. We have in general a militaristic mind set  whereby we tend to treat the remedial processes as war. We conduct culture wars against poverty, crime and drugs. And we so admire the grit of cancer patients who valiantly fight against the ravages of their disease.

Unfortunately our urgent desire to address what we perceive of as problems, often causes us to rush into attacks on the symptoms of our problems rather than their more difficult to discern causes.

We fight cancer by attacking the tumors – rather than seek to discover the reason that the tumors grow in the first place. We battle poverty by doling our chump change to our poor – rather than figure out why it is  that the one the greatest economies in the history of man cannot fully employ it’s own people, even while employing millions of workers in foreign countries. We jail drug users at considerable expense to society – rather than addressing the psycho-social issues that lead to rampant drug abuse.

Our political process is no different. We live in an era of political stalemate where almost none of the problems and challenges which beset society can find any resolution. Conveniently herded into two opposing camps, the problems of our country are forever the fault of the opposing party and their representatives. The ills of our nations the symptoms of their misguided mismanagement and corruption.

Meanwhile in administration after administration we are subjected to systemic failure in regard to  the promotion of  our general welfare, the protection of our freedoms.

Barack Obama is the figurehead of the moment, the man chosen to occupy the office of the presidency during what were inevitably going to be very difficult times for this country. The difficulties we face today are the results of many decades of errant leadership, financial and corporate malfeasance, political corruption and overall failure to adhere to core ideals and principles that were fundamental to the growth and development of this once great nation.

Our financial institutions have been allowed to devolve from vital instruments for capital investment to something like mob-run casinos, where the crooked owners are allowed sit at the rigged tables and place their own bets against the unwary dupes like us. This unleashing of  malignant Wall Street greed has twisted our economy away from a proper focus on tangible manufacturing and production, to one obsessed with the financial agendas of the decreasingly-national and increasingly-globalist banking and corporate elite.

If you really wanted to pick someone to blame for this situation – and I know you do – Bill Clinton might be a reasonable choice. He was, after all the one who signed the bill which repealed the Glass Steagall Act which had protected us from Wall Street since the Great Depression.

But Bill Clinton is not the problem.

During the Clinton Administration, our country experienced a period of great prosperity. Millions of average americans experienced a new sense of wealth via the Dot com bubble and the Real Estate bubble economy that followed. The collapse of the Soviet Union caused a massive decline in military expenditures and the government for the first time in modern history experienced a budgetary surplus.

Then came the Bush Administration.

Improbably, 19 Saudi terrorists armed only with boxcutters were able to commandeer 4 planes, fly them expertly into 3 buildings without interference from the most sophisticated air defense systems in the world, and cause the collapse of three World Trade Center towers (one of which was not even hit) and the destruction of a financial department in the Pentagon. Bush pledged an immediate and full investigation (which was grudgingly initiated over a year later) and immediate dusted off a war plan which had been drawn up 8 years earlier to invade… Iraq.

Twelve years later we have experienced the endless, budget-busting war on terror. Military expenditures have gone stratospheric. The productive capacities of our country has been out-sourced to the third world, corporate profits and taxes are sheltered in island havens, corporations are sitting on massive piles of money, and yet we Americans suffer unemployment at levels not seen in 80 years. The Bush administration pushed through constitution-destroying measures with its Patriot Act, and ushered in a new era of Police State Fascism with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, so that today we may have the right to remain silent, but anything we say on the phone, type on the computer can be used against us.

But even George Bush is not the problem.

Clinton, Bush, Obama… none of these men were the problem… they were merely symptoms of a diseased political system. Cut them out and another one replaces them.

See, we believe that the President is the Most Powerful Man in the World and thus endowed with the ability to impose his personal will on the massively large, mostly secret, and incredibly complex network that constitutes the matrix of power in this country and the world… this is naiveté of the highest order.

What we refuse to recognize is that there are elements in our society which are infinitely more powerful and far more persistent and long-lived than any temporarily elected official could ever be. These are individuals and organizations whose 10 thousand Lobbyists spend $3 Billion each year  to influence and control the 535 members of Congress. The same people who, thanks to the Supreme Courts dismantling of long-standing campaign finance limits, now effectively control who can run for office as well as who will ultimately win. And they are the same people who own our media, our military industrial complex, our financial, oil and pharmaceutical industries.

The real problem is that our government is owned. We persist in believing that our elected officials work for and represent us… but the sad fact is that their true constituency – the only people who’s “vote” they really care about – are the money masters who place them and keep them in office, who lavish them with privilege and wealth, and who offer them rich private sector positions once they leave government.

Obama, Bush, Clinton… they are not the problem.

The Power Elite are the problem. They have corrupted our politicians, they have rendered the electoral process meaningless, and they have for many years enforced upon our government political and social agendas aimed – not at the betterment of the American people – but focused solely on the increase of their behind-the-scenes control and the perpetuation of their power over this country and the rest of the world.

And until we become aware and recognize the true source of the problems in this country and the world… nothing is going to change.