Reflections on Lincoln, Principle, Compromise, Autonomous Internet & Citizen Intelligence / Counter-Intelligence 2.0 with Meta-RECAP

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Robert David STEELE Vivas
Robert David STEELE Vivas

EDIT of 21 January 2013:  I have gotten both sharp criticism from folks I revere, and complements.  I am more than willing to delete this, but I am more interested in having people think outside the lines.  I've made some revisions, adding issues and readings in each section.   Email me as you please, robert.david.steele.vivas [at] gmail [dot] com.  I'm doing this to raise some ethical nuances, not to deny or revise history.  Relevance to today:  the “government” rarely tells the truth, and the “reasons” it gives for doing things that ultimately benefit the few at the expense of the many are generally, at best, “flimsy” and at worst, “calculated lies.”  All institutions are lacking in both intelligence (decision-support) and integrity (holistic transparent analytics).  Wars are a form a global crime, they are not fought for the reasons given, and the public ALWAYS loses while bankers ALWAYS gain.  We need to change that.  Thomas Jefferson had it right — we need to be better armed than the government — not just guns, but intelligence with integrity.  That's what I think about.

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A colleague I respect very much suggested I watch Lincoln, the new movie, for an understanding of a leadership style that worked.  Having dismissed the movie because of its erroneous depiction of the Civil War as being about slavery (it was actually a war for and against secession, and a war of conquest from the north of the south), I demurred.  Today I read the following from Bill Clinton speaking to an adoring crowd in Hollywood, and it put me to thinking about the point my colleague was trying to make:

“A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided House of Representatives: Winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals that had nothing to do with the big issue.” A little shrug. “I wouldn't know anything about that,” Clinton said. His audience laughed.

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln's struggle to abolish slavery “reminds us that enduring progress is forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise,” Clinton went on. This film “shows us how he did it, and gives us hope that we can do it again.”

I have known for some time that I am viewed as uncompromising, perhaps even arrogant, in my insistence on intelligence with integrity, and my intolerance of the civil service and uniformed leaders who pander to politicians who shake down corporations and banks for campaign contributions, and then discount the public treasury by 95% solely for the purpose of getting their 5% kick-back, without any deep thought of the public interest, and certainly without considering any ethical evidence-based decision-support.  Those same civil service and uniformed leaders are never held accountable for failure and roll over into retirement jobs with the industries they have not been holding accountable themselves.  At the end of the day, 50 percent of every federal dollar is waste, and the other 50 percent is primarily beneficial to the recipient of the taxpayer revenue, not to the taxpayer.

A mass murder and an alleged suicide are very much on my mind these days.  The mass murder is that of Sandy Hook, and the alleged suicide is that of Adam Swartz.  I am quite certain that the government is covering up the facts on Sandy Hook, and not investigating the death ostensibly by hanging, of Aaron Swartz.  I will return to these in my conclusion.

First I will touch on The War, Principle, on Compromise, and then on Citizen Intelligence / Counterintelligence and finally on Autonomous Internet.

The War

ISSUE:  When are “unsavory compromises” justified in the pursuit of a principle, and what metrics should be used to evaluate the principle?

ISSUE:  When states unite, each voluntarily, and states desire to secede, also voluntarily, what principle–at what price–justifies forcible “unity”?

I touch on The War because a brief examination lends credence to my belief that principle and compromise on the basis of lies are like paint on the Titanic.  Cosmetic at best.  Too few are educated to the point of understanding the difference between a Civil War (each side fighting to own the whole — only the North wanted to own the whole) and a War of Secession (fighting for the inalienable right to withdraw from a union of states one joined voluntarily without surrendering one's state sovereignty).  This was not a war to free slaves — Lincoln did not free the slaves in the North or the West, and he issued the Emancipation Proclamation with great reluctance and only out of military necessity.  This was a war to enable the North to loot the South for twelve years of carpettbagging.  This was a war needed by the North to rescue an industrial economy that was inploding.  This was a war of, by, and for the bankers who lent money to both sides confident that in war the only sure winner is the bank.  In waging war on the South, which was already in the process of ending slavery, the North destroyed a civilization — a Jeffersonian civilization — while advancing its own civilization of industrialization, something Lionel TIger has called “the manufacture of evil.”  When one goes to war on the basis of lies — 935 now-documented lies in the case of the second Iraq war — it is not possible for the war to be just, effective, or affordable.  Lies are like sand in the gears of a complex delicate machine.  Information pathologies are directly responsible for the disconnect between nature, the public, and the leadership.  On the basis of information pathologies, decisions are made that are quite costly, generally more so to the public and to nature than to the leaders, who are buffered from calamity by their control of other people's money.  After a war, more lies are told, and the truth buried with the vanquished.

One small point of honor:  General George Meade, on three days notice, beat Lee at Gettysburg.  He took a dispirited scattered Union Army, brought it together, and because Lee was arrogant and Meade was not, because Lee's subordinates were more fearful of Lee than the Union, while Meade's subordinates were more confident of their commands and their relationship to Meade, history turned.  Meade's reputation until recently has been very poor because General Sickles, among others, was in a position immediately after the war to tell lies about Meade to credulous politicians.  It took a modern intelligence professional and gifted researcher of the Civil War, to set the record straight in 2012, and I list the book below with a strong recommendation — my review is still the ranked review.  There was nothing principled about the war, nor were Lincoln and his northern cohorts willing to compromise — had they allowed secession and a non-interventionist policy instead of killing perhaps 750,000 mostly able-bodied men, America would be a different — and I dare to say — and much better place today.  What was done to Meade as an individual of the North, was done to the South over-all.  It is in this context that I must question the ultimate value of Lincoln's principle and Lincoln's many “unsavory” compromises.

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Self-Determination & Secession


ISSUE:  What determines the legitimacy of a principle?

ISSUE:  Can elites be trusted to define and pursue principles in secrecy?

A principle in isolation of the whole is not a principle, it is a protocol.  The whole point of ethics is to transfer the accumulated wisdom of the past forward.  Morality has a strategic value that is priceless — I list four readings below, each of which makes this point in its own way.  I know of no “just war” fought by the USA, including the two World Wars, both banker's wars — and in the second of these, with Hitler knowingly and admiringly funded by American bankers, and a host of Nazis brought into the USA after the war, while CIA used the gold captured in the Philippines (the Black Lily fund) to restore fascists to power in Germany, Italy, and Japan.  The history we are taught is not just erroneous, it is downright misrepresentative.  We are not taught that it was the US that fabricated pretexts for war time after time, and in some cases fabricated “false flag” terrorist attacks in order to justify very expensive very unjust war that the public would not have supported absent the “big lie.”  In my round-about manner, I am suggesting that there are two preconditions to principled behavior: first, a whole systems view with a “first do no harm” precept; and second, a fully informed public rather than a credulous public being played like a “grand wullitzer” piano.  Invariably, principles are both sacrificed and perverted when secrecy rules.  The only credible principle is the public principle.

2011 Thinking About Revolution in the USA and Elsewhere (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

2008 Legitimate Grievances (US Citizens versus US Government) ELECTION 2008 – Lipstick on the Pig

2008 Legitimate Grievances (Foreign vs USA) ELECTION 2008 – Lipstick on the Pig (Full Text Online for Google Translate)


ISSUE:  Who gets to make the compromises, or put differently, who gets to compromise the public interest?

ISSUE:  What is the moral (eternal) dimension of any given compromise?

ISSUE:  What is the difference between an honorable compromise and an “unsavory” compromise?

A compromise with evil is not a compromise, it is appeasement, and based on at least one false premise, that somewhere down the road evil will relent and a bit of goodness will creep in.  The unwillingness to compromise is good when an “absolute good” is at stake, and it is quite bad when an “absolute wrong” is at stake.  Saving Jews from the Holocaust is an example, as Shindler's List so movingly illuminates, of an “absolute good.”  Allowing Zionist Israel to continue to commit genocide and other atrocities against the Palestinians is appeasement, and perpetuates an “absolute wrong.”  For compromise to be just, it must embrace clarity, diversity, integrity, and sustainability as its attributes, and there must be a common commitment to good for the greatest number rather than profit for the few at the expense of the many.  This is where Lincoln failed in the Civil War–sacrificing over 750,000 lives and assuming indebtedness to the banks for a questionable enhancement of the lives of slaves in the South (not in the North or West), an enhancement most historians now agree was inevitable — what Lincoln did in destroying Southern civilization, Southern manhood, and carpetbagging the South for twelve years was a crime against humanity, and the mythos of ending slavery is just that — a myth.  Instead, many more were enslaved in the velvet glove of industrialization and its commoditization of the human being, a commoditization that is color-blind.  As Lionel Tiger puts it, the Industrial Era's primary output was “the manufacture of evil.”  Hence, compromise is contextual.  It must occur without information pathologies or asymmetries, in an atmosphere of dignity, with a general shared interest in both sides continuing to have good relations and mutually beneficial shared interests into the future.  The kind of “scorched earth” politics that Newt Gingrich introduced  when he destroyed Speaker Jim Wright, and the kind of devil's pact made by the Republicans and Democrats in disenfranchising the League of Women Voters and all third parties out of the presidential debates — the ONE TIME most Americans can tune in and hear substance every four years — this is not compromise, this is collusion.  In brief, compromise demands a respect for the truth, shared information, and a commitment to sustain the Republic, not hollow it out in the near-term and devil may care on the long term.  On this basis, both the Republican and Democratic parties as they now operate may be said to have betrayed the public trust, and they do not deserve to control either the Senate or the House in 2014, or the Presidency in 2016.  The time for electoral, governance, intelligence, and public budgeting reform is now upon us.

Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Negative Status-Quo)

Citizen Intelligence and Counterintelligence

ISSUE:  Can the government be trusted to determine, respect, and share the truth?

ISSUE:  Should we trust elites to make public decisions in secret without documentation or justification?

Now we come to the crux of the matter.  Both principle and compromise, when in effect rather than in the abstract, are rooted in information.  A principle is ethereal in the absence of a context and specifics within which that principle may be applied.  Similarly a compromise is at best an agreement to avoid conflict and at worst bad theater, in the absence of specifics with respect to starting point, true costs, and realized outcomes.  Promising everything and delivering nothing is neither principled nor a compromise, yet that sums up the method of US politics these past fifty years.  Beginning with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an assassination that evidently included George Bush the father as an active co-conspirator present in Dallas on the day, US politics has been corrupt to the bone.  It has always been corrupt, but the discovery by a melange of rogue government elements, crime families (both organized and white collar) that they could not only assassinate a president but also count on the vice president to cover their assassination up, took what little justice was in the system right out of it.  Today the Department of Justice claims it has the right to lie to the Courts; the Supreme Court has certified that corporations are people; and Congress has abdicated its Article 1 responsibilities so thoroughly that most legislation today should be considered theatrical.

The essence of democracy is an educated engaged public in which all available information is brought forth, appreciative inquiry is conducted, deliberative dialog is the order of the day, and a consensual decision is arrived at in which all parties concur on the basis of both principle and compromise.

This is not the case in the USA today.  I have no confidence in the veracity or integrity of the US Government.  Of course most people in the US Government are good people who mean well.  However, at the highest levels, politicians and senior executives (civil servants) and flag officers have set aside their sworn oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, domestic and foreign, and instead sworn loyalty to a two-party tyranny and an administrative state — substituting loyalty for integrity — such that the public interest is not the primary consideration in any major decision by the government.

At lower levels, including state and local law enforcement levels, the tyranny and the mythos of national security have been employed to bribe local law enforcement with funding that is mis-directed toward pervasive surveillance and SWAT teams instead of neighborhood and preventive policing, and at the same time the FBI and the CIA appear to have cut major deals with major crime families, both domestic and foreign, as a means of “controlling” rival gangs while continuing to justify their existence….imagine if you will, if CIA and the FBI were actually committed to being effective!

Graphic: 24/7 Participatory Budget-Policy

Graphic: Citizen-Centered Intelligence I

Graphic: Citizen-Centered Intelligence II (Warning)

Graphic: Competing Influences on Policy, Acquisition & Operations – Intelligence Marginalized, Easy to Ignore

Graphic: Eight “Tribes” or Communities of Information & Intelligence

Graphic: Epoch B Swarm Leadership

Graphic: Ethical Evidence-Based Decisions

Graphics: Ethical Reasoning Wheel

Graphics: Ethics Dilemma Grid

Graphic: Four National Reforms

Autonomous Internet

ISSUE:  If experts are wrong and elites are corrupt, how do we harness the collective intelligence — and the collective integrity — of the whole?

Thomas Jefferson has it right — we must be armed with the tools necessary for self-governance.  I believe this to include the absolute right to bear arms, the absolute right to shut down intrusive government surveillance, and the absolute right to an Autonomous Internet that cannot be shut down, censored, delayed, or monitored by the government.

Graphic: Four World-Brain Web Sites in University of the 21st Century Context

Graphic: Fragmented Knowledge to World Brain 4.0


It is in this context that I return to both Sandy Hook and the alleged suicide of Aaron Swartz.  As an intelligence and counterintelligence professional, with no direct knowledge but the ability to cast a very wide net and to do my own analysis of a mosaic of information, I am absolutely certain that Sandy Hook was either a false-flag terror event or a Boston crime family hit that disposed of seven children being used for pedophilia; as best I can tell, the claimed number of deaths is grossly over-stated by the authorities, the gun used to kill the seven (allegedly 20+) was NOT found in the schoolhouse, and there were at least two and possibly three adult males involved in the over-all operation, with the autistic kid as the patsy.  In the case of Aaron Swartz, I see too many similarities to the death by hanging of Mark Lombardi, also an alleged suicide, and I cannot help but observe the trend in which enemies of corruption die, often by alleged suicide, while bankers and generals and others who are actively engaged in or covering up for corruption, do not die before their time.

On this basis, I believe the time has come for a completely independent national network of citizens who are able to carry out citizen intelligence and counterintelligence against all threats, across all policies, with careful open legal ethical observation of every federal, state, and local organization — how they spend money, how they spend time, who and when and why they meet with anyone.  We also need citizen counterintelligence teams that can swoop in on a Sandy Hook or an Aarom Swartz situation, and quickly identify, document, and disseminate both the national security interventions that are totally uncalled for, and keep the local authorities honest.  I am certain that the authorities in Connecticut and New York City are being dishonest.  I cannot, absent direct access, be certain about the details.

We must also achieve, as quickly as possible, an Autonomous Internet, local oaths of loyalty from police to the citizens that employ them, a broad commitment to preserve our right to bear arms at any cost, and as much localized resilience as possible.  Personally I believe we must end all federal income taxes on corporations and individuals, and move instead to states paying the federal government for services of common concern that are validated each year.  The federal government is both bloated and dishonest.  It cannot be trusted to tell the truth and it cannot be trusted to act on principle or to compromise on the basis of truth and in the public interest.

We are on our own.  Again.

Semper Fidelis,

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Editorial Note:  When we added most (not all) of the existing past links on US Government corruption and US commercial fraud, we were quite surprised by the voluminous nature of the list.  We have re-organized it to break it up into categories, but the bottom line is that there is no lack of wealth in the USA, only a lack of integrity.

See Also:

Aaron Swartz Death by Hanging, Probable Murder

Mini-Me: Aaron Swartz, Internet Activist, “Suicided?” Joins “Suicided” Also Hung Mark Lombardi in the Cloud

Mini-Me: The Prosecution of Aaron Swartz: Sharing Knowledge Is a Greater Crime Than Bringing Down the Economy

Mongoose: Moti Nissani on Who Killed Aaron Swartz?

Alternative Explanations of Sandy Hook Mass Murder

Berto Jongman: Sandy Hook Reprise — What? + Plus Lack of Truth in USA RECAP

Mini-Me: Sandy Hook Analysis – Cops, Criminals, CIA/FBI, Jesuits, Pedophiles, and Zionists — Opus Dei, Supreme Court, Joe Lieberman as Godfather 1.1

Mini-Me: Sandy Hook Massacre — Still Conflicted

Aurora Uninvestigated — Multiple Shooters with Court Records Sealed

Mini-Me: Israeli Death Squads Behind Sandy Hook, Aurora Mass Murders? Michael Harris, former Republican candidate for governor of Arizona and GOP campaign finance chairman, thinks so….

Mini-Me: Court Seals Evidence of Multiple Shooters in Aurora — Police Radio Transcript, Blood Trail, Second Gas Mask…

Mongoose: BIll Clinton Wrong on Mass Shootings

Owl: Strong Indications Colorado “Terrorist” an FBI False Flag UPDATED 28 July 2012

Banking Fraud with US Government Complicity, Drugs & Eugenics on the Side

Berto Jongman: Shadow Banking & Tax Loopholes – With Comment by Robert Steele on Integrity & Automated Transaction Payment Tax

DefDog: Wall Street Corrupts Congress Again…

Goldman Sachs Facebook Scam – Predicted One Year Before…

John Robb: Federal Reserve Corruption Graphed

John Robb: Hollow States & Crisis of Capitalism

John Robb: 94% of Rich Fear Riots Calling for their Blood


Mini-Me: European-US Banking–Tangled Web — Tell Me Again, Why Shouldn’t We Default and Let the Banks Fry? + Financial Terrorism RECAP

Mini-Me: Geithner’s Fingerprints? Tungsten Gold Bar in UK + Meta-RECAP on Financial Fraud

Mini-Me: Goldman Sachs – the Corruption Machine…

Mini-Me: Seized USG Bonds are Fake – USG Says So! + Meta-RECAP

Owl: Drugs of War – The Imperial Trade, Banks on Top

Owl: World Bank Leading Eugenics Actor? + Eugenics RECAP

Paul Craig Robert: America (RIP) – The True Cost of Government Corruption and Banking Greed – Moral Bankruptcy Assures the Death of a Nation

Paul Craig Roberts: The Libor Scandal In Full Perspective + Meta-RECAP

Reference: The Fraud-Based US Economy

Books and Book Reviews

Durant, Will and Ariel Durant (1968), The Lessons of History (Simon & Schuster)

Gray, Colin (1999), Modern Strategy (Oxford University Press)

Manwaring, Max, Edwin Corr and Reobert Dorff, eds. (2003), The Search for Security: A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century (Praeger)

Peters, Ralph (2012), Cain at Gettysburg (Forge Books)

Peters, Ralph (2011) Lines of Fire: A Renegade Writes on Strategy, Intelligence, and Security (Stackpole)

Review: Extreme Prejudice – The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover-Ups of 9/11 and Iraq – The Ultimate Conspiracy to Silence the Truth

Review: Griftopia–Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

Review: Homeland Earth

Review: Independents Rising: Outsider Movements, Third Parties, and the Struggle for a Post-Partisan American

Review: Lines of Fire – A Renegade Writes on Strategy, Intelligence, and Security

Review: Liberty Defined–50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom

Review: Pathology of Power

Review: Republic Lost – How Money Corrupts Congress – and Plan to Stop It

Review: The Code for Global Ethics: Ten Humanist Principles

Review: The Principles of Representative Government

Review: Top Secret America – The Rise of the New American Security State

Review: Who’s To Say What’s Obscene – Politics, Culture, and Comedy in America Today

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Self-Determination & Secession

Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Positive Future-Oriented)

Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Negative Status-Quo)

Worth a Look: The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Go Shafted

CIA and FBI Lack of Integrity (Along with Local LEA Going Along)

Chuck Spinney: Iranian Plot a Sting, False Flag, or Both?

DefDog: Bimbo-Gate Covering Up CIA’s Continuing Use of Proxy Terrorists, Regime Change, and Triad of Drugs, Arms, and Money-Laundering

Journal: CIA and the Culture of Corruption

Josh Kilbourn: Muslim Blasphemy Film Traced to Federal Informant (FBI Honeytrap?) and Stanley Inc. as well as Divine and (Both in Florida) + Meta-RECAP

Marcus Aurelius: Admiral Lyons Blasts US Intelligence Community – No Improvement Since 9/11 — Could It Even Be WORSE? With Comment by Robert Steele

Marcus Aurelius: Blurred Line Between Espionage and Truth – Prosecution of US Truth-Tellers Rampant + Secrecy RECAP

Marcus Aurelius: Fact-Checking CIA Fact-Checking 0 Dark 30 [with Robert Steele Fact-Checking Both] 1.1

Mini-Me: WWIII, from Gold Circles, A Whiff of…? + RECAP

Owl: Strong Indications Colorado “Terrorist” an FBI False Flag UPDATED 28 July 2012

Reference: US Secret Intelligence, US Banks, Illicit Gold, Murder of the Global Economy, RECAP

Review: Extreme Prejudice – The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover-Ups of 9/11 and Iraq – The Ultimate Conspiracy to Silence the Truth

Tom Engelhardt: Tough Love Indictment of the US Intelligence Community — Global Trends 2030 as Poster Child for Expensive Idiocy

U.S. Intelligence Community as Land of Make Believe

Civil Disobedience, Corruption, Criminalization of the Truth, Myths & Challenges

Anti-Corruption in USA–A First Step

CONVERGENCE of Corruption & Truth

Event: 27 Dec 2012 Hamburg DE Enemies of the State: What Happens When Telling the Truth about Secret US Government Power Becomes a Crime

Gary North: Time for Rival Explanations & Solutions + RECAP

Gordon Duff: Mind Control, Lef-Right Myth, Re-Connecting to Reality + Meta-RECAP

Intelligence Online: Egypt’s Army Chief US Army War College Thesis Critical of US for Being Blind to the Religious Dimension of Middle Eastern Power and Politics

Eagle: German View of America’s Decline – Five Step Healing Process Proposed by Robert Steele

Journal: America Delibertely Uninformed & Proud of It…

Journal: ‘Systemic Corruption’–Daunting Challenge in Globalized Era

Koko: Politicians, Taxes, Lies, and Corruption

Koko: When Governments Fail, Humans Explode

Kristan Wheaton: Corruption USA and More…

Leah Lynn Plante: Our Tunesian Fruit Seller?

Lack of Integrity = Being on Wrong Side of History

Michel Bauwens: Sustainable Societies, True Cost Economics, and Appropriate Governance

Mini-Me: Anti-Corruption Protests Gaining Momentum?

Mini-Me: Civil Disobedience Emerges as Strong Theme

Mini-Me: VIDEO Core of Corruption – In the Shadows

Mini-Me: What Price When Empire Represses the Truth?

Most-Wanted List for Health Care Fraud

My Talk With Tom Atlee: Primer on Citizen Intelligence

Open Source Insurgency: No More Corruption

Patrick Buchanan: Blacklisted, Censored, Silenced, Shunned

Reference: Empire of Lies & Secrecy

Reference: Lying is Not Patriotic–Ron Paul

Reference: On WikiLeaks and Government Secrecy + RECAP on Secrecy as Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

Robert Steele: Intelligence for the President Revisited

Robert Steele: Itemization of Information Pathologies

Robert Steele: Secrecy, Self-Restraint, & Democracy Done in By Elites and “Experts”

Robert Steele: The Craft of Intelligence – OLD vs. NEW

Robert Steele: US Day of Rage = Electoral Reform & Integrity Plus General RECAP on Purple Public & Third Party Rising

Robert Steele: Why the Elite Don’t Want Troops Home

Robyn O’Brien’s Tedx Talk: Food’s Erin Brockovich — Allergy Kids/health care costs/global competitiveness

SchwartzReport: Catholic Church Has One Foot in Hell

SchwartzReport: Franken-Wheat Crime Against Humanity?

SchwartzReport: Genetic Modication – Case Study in Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Starting with Corruption of Information and Falsification of Intelligence

SchwartzReport: The Drugging of America Via Food — Enabled by the Loss of Intelligence and Integrity Across Whole of Government

Search: Citizen Counterintelligence #OWS

Search: cost of corruption + Corruption RECAP

Search: four preconditions for revolution

Search: fraud waste g.a.o “war is a racket”

Search: leadership thinking models

Search: revolution theory preconditions

Search: slide designs corruption + RECAP

Search: “True Cost”

Sir Richard Branson: Breaking the Taboo — Ending the War on Drugs also known as the War on People

The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 5 Integrity, Lies, and Panarchy Extract II

The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 5 Integrity, Lies, and Panarchy Extract III

Cyber-Insecurity Because of Government Corruption

Berto Jongman: US Government Warns Over Vulnerable Control Systems Exactly Nighteen Years After Air War College, Winn Schwartau & Others Write to White House

Department of Defense as Poster Child for Corruption & Fraud

Bob Gates, Chief Maintenance Clerk, Talks Crap — and the Wall Street Journal Goes Along…

Bob Gates: Flat Out Liar or Just Feeble? + RECAP

Budget Reduction: $50M for Each Dead Taliban. Duh.

Chuck Spinney: Hardware Über Alles in the Spendagon — Paneta Pumps Corporate Profits While Veterans Commit Suicide + Meta-RECAP

Chuck Spinney: Predictable Meltdown in Afghanistan – Strategic Decrepitude and Lack of Integrity Go Hand in Hand

Cost of War: Obama and Dr. Gates Both Lie….

David Swanson: Stop the Circus, See the Two Evils

David Isenberg: The Cost-Savings Fantasy (Corruption) of Using Private Military Contractors

Graphic: DoD Weapons — 41% Documented Waste Per Year — 60% More Probable

Marcus Aurelius: Army of None — Pentagon Loses Best & Brightest

Marcus Aurelius: Breaking Faith – Keep the F-35 Flush the People

Marcus Aurelius: Defense “Strategy” & “Budget” — Ignorant Duplicitous Theater + META-RECAP

Marcus Aurelius: SecDef to McCain on Sequester + RECAP on DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

Marcus Aurelius: Toxic Army Leadership Casts Long Shadow – Not Just Generals but Field Grade Also

Marcus Aurelius: US at Permanent “War” + War RECAP

Mario Profaca: Pentagon Insanity, DARPA Corruption

Mini-Me: Leon Panetta on Dysfunctional Government + Meta-RECAP

Robert Steele: Cutting the US Military Budget – and Firing the Civilian and Uniformed “Leaders” Betraying the Public Trust + RECAP

Secrecy News Headlines: Iraq + Lies Leading to Iraq

Winslow Wheeler: CBO Truth, DoD Lies, Political Theater

Winslow Wheeler: Congressional Fraud As Usual

Winslow Wheeler: Elitist Corruption on the Defense Budget

Winslow Wheeler: Military Spending versus Competence

Winslow Wheeler: ONE COLONEL TELLS THE TRUTH – Major Investigation Called For + Meta-RECAP

Winslow Wheeler: The Jet That Ate the Pentagon (and the Integrity of Everyone Serving in The Pentagon, in OMB and GAO, in Congress, and in the White House)

General Lack of Institutional Integrity (Academia, Government, Media, Etcetera)

Barack Obama Blows Heavy Smoke & Some Lies

Berto Jongman: Lisa Stamnitzky on Terrorism Research — Neither Scientific nor Legitimate

Chuck Spinny: NYT “Gray Lady” Down, Dishonest

Chuck Spinney: Obama’s Failure of Intelligence & Integrity

Chuck Spinney: Richard Falk on USG Learning Disability

Chuck Spinney: Secession of the Rich–Abandoning the State and Its People

Chuck Spinney: The Arrogance of Ignorance Plus Meta-RECAP

Chuck Spinney: When Lies for a Cause Destroy Science

Chuck Spinney: William Pfaff on USA Gone Awry

DefDog: Doing the Wrong Things–Agriculture, Defense

DefDog: Seduced by the Cult of Experts

Dolphin: Fukushima Disaster Was Man-Made Before and After — Collusion and Corruption Across Government and Industry and Media…

John Robb: Technology, Corruption, & Depressions

John Robb: US Hollowing Out

John Robb: US Legal Rot in Soviet-Style Collapse

John Steiner: Canary (Health) Party Calls Out US Government on Corruption in Food and Medical Industries Creating Mega Autism Epidemic

Jon Lebkowsky: Bad Pharma – Lacking Intelligence AND Integrity

Mini-Me: Farmers File Suit Against Montanto…What Next?

Mini-Me: Fukushima Impact on US West Coast – Keeping the Truth Off the Table….+ Fukushima / Nuclear Meta-RECAP

Mini-Me: Public So Alienated They Have Given Up on “The System”

Mini-Me: Obama-Biden – Velvet Killer & Velvet Crook

Owl: 33 “Conspiracy Theories” Proven True — Many with Government Betrayal of Public Trust as Central Feature

Rickard Falkvinge: Wendy Cockcroft on The Next Big Battles – Secret Trade Agreements Bad for People

SmartPlanet: 4 Reasons Disruptive Innovation Fails – The Big One: Tyranny Represses Technology

SmartPlanet: Corrupt Government Allows Corporate Socialism – Privatized Profits and Externalized Losses

Spanish Dancer: State-Sponsored Drug Crime Type B

Steven Aftergood: Congress to Public: Butt Out — We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Intelligence Oversight or Public Accountability — ESPECIALLY on Drones and Assassinations

Steven Aftergood: Jesselyn Radack as “Traitor” or Whistleblower – the Death of Ethics Across the Entire US Government

Stronger Signals: REVOLUTION…

Gun Control & Madness — Assassinations, Buy-Outs, & Other Concerns

Owl: Open Season on Gun Advocates — Is There a Domestic Covert Action Program Underway that Includes Individual Assassinations and Staged Mass Murders?

Owl: Shyness, Grieving Classified as Mental Illness Treatable by Drugs, Incarceration of Sane Next?

Homeland In-Security

Berto Jongman: US Military Game Plan for Defeating Militia Occupation on US Soil — Being Read in Europe

Berto Jongman: Who Owns the Gun Business in the USA? To What End? What Happens If All Gun Factories and Ammunition Factories Are Shut Down?

DefDog: Is DHS Stupid, Dishonest, or Both? + RECAP

Journal: US Corruption at the Border and at the Top

Naomi Wolf: Federalization of State & Local Brutality Begins Second US War of Independence from Tyranny

Review: Extreme Prejudice – The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover-Ups of 9/11 and Iraq – The Ultimate Conspiracy to Silence the Truth

Integrity By Example

Eagle: Iceland Leads the Way – Jails the Bankers, Fires the Unethical Politicians, and Crowd-Sources their Constitition

George Soros Nails It: Intelligence with Integrity

Isaeli Zionism (not US Jews) as a Cancer

Eagle: An End to Blind US Jewish Support for Neo-Nazi Zionist Israeli Government?

Eagle: Israel’s Attack on USS Liberty – The Full Story

Philosophical Reflections by Others

Anthony Judge: Beware of Legality, Accountability, Marketability, Security! Be where the Four Hoarsemen of the Apocalypse are not?

Chuck Spinney: Mike Lofgren on How Democracies Die (Loss of Integrity)

John Steiner: Bob Burnett on Renewing Democracy, Shifting Paradigm and Open Letter from Robert Steele

Paul Fernhout: Encouragement for the Sick at Heart – Planning for US Collapse, Learning from Soviet Collapse

Paul Fernhout: G. William Domhoff on Social Movements and Strategic Nonviolence

Pierre Cloutier: Etienne Chouard and Citizen’s Constitution

Tom Atlee: Empowering Public Wisdom – A Practical Vision of Citizen-Led Politics

Tom Atlee: How to address corruption in the U.S. government and elections NOW

Tom Atlee: Letter to a Peace Activist — CHANGE the Game!

Tom Atlee: Non-Violent Reformulation of Political Power

Yoda: $16 Trillion Or So – Opportunity Costs & Integrity Lost

Yoda: Public Interest Design – Isn’t That What Governments Do?

Yoda: The Corruption of America

Yoda: The Intertia of Large States – View from Quebec

Yoda: When Intelligence Loses It’s Integrity, It Is Not Intelligence

Solutions from Robert Steele

2013 Public Governance in the 21st Century: New Rules, Hybrid Forms, One Constant – The Public

2013 Robert Steele Draft Preface and Introduction to Intelligence with Integrity: Decision Support in the Public Interest 1.1

2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Inspectors General

2012 Robert Steele: Addressing the Seven Sins of Foreign Policy — Why Defense, Not State, Is the Linch Pin for Global Engagement

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on the US Military — Redirection Essential — and a Prerequisite to Creating a 450-Ship Navy, a Long-Haul Air Force, and an Air-Liftable Army + Sanity RECAP

2012 Reality Sandwich: The Battle for the Soul of the Republic

2012 PREPRINT: The Craft of Intelligence 3.3

2011 Thinking About Revolution in the USA and Elsewhere (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Graphic: Integrity versus Corruption in Feedback Loops Over Three Eras

Graphic: Intelligence Requirements Definition for the 21st Century

Graphic: Public Governance

Graphic: Public Governance & Feedback Loop Integrity Enhanced by Public Intelligence

Graphic: Public Governance in the 21st Century

Third Party Politics — Still Lacking in Integrity

Jackie Salit: Obama & The Independents — Comment by Robert Steele on Why Independents — and Paulistas and Greens — Remain Irrelevant

Onset of Death for the Two-Party Tyranny….

Reference: Electoral Reform Act & Third Party Politics

Reference: Legitimate Grievances by Robert Steele

Reference: Lying is Not Patriotic–Ron Paul

Reference: The Privatization [Corruption] of Democracy – Honoring & Documenting the Work of Eva Waskell

Reference: Truth & Nuance as an Information Operations (IO) Mission

Reform Coalition: “True Cost” Economics & Genuine Progress + True Cost RECAP

Review: Arsonist – The Most Dangerous Man in America

Review: Ayn Rand Nation – The Hidden Struggle for America’s Soul

Robert Steele at Forbes: Comments on Democracy USA

Robert Steele: Catholic Church Debates Secrecy vs Truth – Something We Should All Be Doing…

Robert Steele: Citizen in Search of Integrity (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

USA 2012 Third Party: Rolling Update + RECAP MOVED to BigBatUSA

Weak Signals: Representing.Us: Uniting to End Government Corruption

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