Reference: The Rich are Not Hypocrites by Paul Williams

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THE RICH ARE NOT HYPOCRITES

Paul Williams

I am sick to my stomach with “progressive” and “liberal” leaders hurling the insult of “hypocrites!” at the rich.

“Hypocrite” is a word used by men in suits and ties.  “Hypocrite” is even used by people who think this Obama deal on the extension of unemployment benefits is one dandy mitigating factor, in the injustice of it all.

What about our Christian (etc.) Brothers and Sisters—the “99ers”–the American human beings who have reached the 99-week limit, and are now ruthlessly spit into poverty.  Millions of them, thousands every day.

“Hypocrites” is a word that is used by rich people and Progressives who think that poor people are statistics.  Too bad, we can’t take care of these devastated American souls… “After all,” many of employed think secretly or not, “They should go get a job.”

Do you understand this simple fucking fact—there used to be three men on a garbage truck.  Two threw in the garbage and one drove.  Now there’s a driver with an expensive, giant, robotic, steel, throwing arm.  Those other two guys are out of work, and, now, out of luck.  Tough nuggies.

What happened to the garbage men has happened to millions of people.  It is called structural unemployment.  Industry got more and more efficient with better machines and cheaper labor (from wherever).  The structure of how we make things has changed.  We use fewer citizens and more machines.  We need educated people, not public high school drop-outs.  Fuck ‘em.

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Reference: From the New Middle Ages to a New Dark Age–The Decline of the State and U.S. Strategy

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Security and stability in the 21st century have little to do with traditional power politics, military conflict between states, and issues of grand strategy. Instead they revolve around the disruptive consequences of globalization, declining governance, inequality, urbanization, and nonstate violent actors. The author explores the implications of these issues for the United States. He proposes a rejection of “stateocentric” assumptions and an embrace of the notion of the New Middle Ages characterized, among other things, by competing structures, fragmented authority, and the rise of “no-go” zones. He also suggests that the world could tip into a New Dark Age. He identifies three major options for the United States in responding to such a development. The author argues that for interventions to have any chance of success the United States will have to move to a trans-agency approach. But even this might not be sufficient to stanch the chaos and prevent the continuing decline of the Westphalian state.

Review: The Energy Non-Crisis

5 Star, Economics, Environment (Solutions), Politics

Flagging this for update and questions to Sarah Palin, October 3, 2008

Lindsey Williams

With a tip of the hat to a commenter on my review of Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. I have asked for the book to be reprinted and offered immediately, and believe that with or without the reprint, those who are in a position to ask questions of Sarah Palin should make this book the focus: what has she known about why, and what are the possibilities?

Incidentally, taking this book at face value, it helps explain McCain’s genius in picking Palin, so as to roll out the “October surprise,” “solving” the energy crisis.

I look forward to buying and reading the updated book.

Here are other books that I have read and reviewed that add to the betrayal of the public trust theme:
Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude
Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict With a New Introduction by the Author
Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum
Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy
Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush
The Coming Economic Collapse: How You Can Thrive When Oil Costs $200 a Barrel
The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century

The good news is that the public is aroused now, and realizing we have all been cheated by the combination of Wall Street and the corrupt bi-opoly.
The Tao of Democracy: Using Co-Intelligence to Create a World That Works for All
Society’s Breakthrough!: Releasing Essential Wisdom and Virtue in All the People

Review: Dunces of Doomsday–10 Blunders That Gave Rise to Radical Islam, Terrorist Regimes, And the Threat of an American Hiroshima

5 Star, Complexity & Catastrophe, Congress (Failure, Reform), Empire, Sorrows, Hubris, Blowback, Executive (Partisan Failure, Reform), Security (Including Immigration), Terrorism & Jihad
Dunces
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5.0 out of 5 stars Citizen’s Primer on Failure of Government & Parties

July 7, 2007

Paul L. Williams

I like the reviews I see here, so rather than repeat them I will simply say that I know Paul Williams, his first book, Osama’s Revenge: THE NEXT 9/11 : What the Media and the Government Haven’t Told You is first class, and both that book and this book are on my list of top 40 books for Earth Threat #9: Terrorism.

It should trouble all Americans that the US Government, under the failed congress (see The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track (Institutions of American Democracy) and Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders Into Insiders), parties (see Running on Empty: How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It), and Dick Cheney (see Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency, my long review itemizes the 23 high crimes and misdemeanors documented by the book), is focusing on terrorism rather than all ten threats. See my lists on threats, policies, and players.

I have put this book second in my list for terrorism, it is easier to read that Ralph Peters, but both books will make your blood boil. My own two books helpful to the public are available free at OSS.Net, but much more fun if you buy them in book form from Amazon:

The New Craft of Intelligence: Personal, Public, & Political–Citizen’s Action Handbook for Fighting Terrorism, Genocide, Disease, Toxic Bombs, & Corruption
THE SMART NATION ACT: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest

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Commerce Archive on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

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Archive 1992-2006
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Commerce Bjore Commercial Intelligence

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Commerce Bjore Reinventing Commercial Intelligence

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Commerce Klavans Identifying Commercial Opportunities from Emerging Science

2000

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Commerce Technology Intelligence from Patents

2000

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Commerce Sullivan Business Perspective on Essential Overseas Information

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Commerce Baumlin Espionage or Business Intelligence: Nuances of Gray

1999

UK

Commerce Collier Overview of New Horizons in OSINT Sources, Softwares, Services

1999

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Commerce Miller The Year the Information Industry Hit Bottom

1999

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Commerce Robinson How Mobil Uses Open Sources & Services

1998

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Commerce Baumlin Black, White, Gray, Realities of the Investigative Marketplace

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Commerce Boyer Assessing US and Other Space Imaging Options for European Needs

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Commerce Bruckner Information and Knowledge Management in Intelligence Situations

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Commerce Burwell Commercial Online Source Validation Methods

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Commerce Collier The Pricing of Electronic Information

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Commerce Dunn Confronting the Future of the Information Industry

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Commerce Feiler Open and Personal: Economic Intelligence in the Middle East

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Commerce Horowitz Economic Espionage and OSINT: Legal and Security Implications

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Commerce Stara Valuing Competitive Intelligence

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Commerce Yankeelov Pushing the Assets of Time and Knowledge

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Commerce Borry & Sohl Electronic Sources & Methods: A Belgian Business Perspective

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Commerce Suggs International Trade & Commerce Intelligence Search Strategies (Slides)

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Commerce Suggs International Trade & Commerce Intelligence Search Strategies (Text)

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Commerce Bates Recent and Emerging Trends in Information Brokering

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Commerce Call Realities & Myths Regarding Financial Research Using Open Sources

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Commerce Kolb (SCIP) Sales Pitch for the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals

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Commerce Sibbit Emerging Business Models for Commercial Remote Sensing

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Commerce Steele Concise Directory of Selected International Open Sources & Services

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Commerce Steele Open Source Intelligence Handbook, Chapter 1, Overview

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Commerce Herring Business Intelligence in Japan and Sweden: Lessons for the US

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Commerce Herring Intelligence to Enhance American Companies’ Competitiveness

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Commerce Herring Using the Intelligence Process to Create Competitive Global Advantage

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Commerce Simon & Blixt Emerging Issues in Competitive Intelligence

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Commerce Basch Secrets of the Super-Searchers: A Personal and Practical Perspective

1994

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Commerce Bernhardt Tailoring Competitive Intelligence to Executive Needs

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Commerce Collier Global Information Industry and a New Information Paradigm

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Commerce Himelfarb Introduction to Competitive and Business Intelligence

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Commerce Kelly ASIDIC Perspectives & Its Contributions to National Competitiveness (S)

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Commerce Kelly ASIDIC Perspectives & Its Contributions to National Competitiveness (T)

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Commerce Marcinko Association of Information and Dissemination Centers, Case Studies

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Commerce Shaker Beating the Competition: From Boardroom to War Room

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Commerce Shaker & Rice From War Room to Board Room

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Commerce Sharp How to Identify Changes that Threaten Your Business Activity, In Advance

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Commerce Stanat The Power of Global Business Information

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Commerce Steele Germany: ACCESS:  Theory and Practice of Competitor Intelligence

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Commerce Caldwell International Investigative Market (Slides)

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Commerce Dedijer Europe’s To BI or not to BE: Inventory of a New Business Innovation

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Commerce Elias An Overview of the Information Industry in 1993

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Commerce Fraumann Business is War

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Commerce Herring Business Intelligence: Some Have It, Some Don’t–How They Do It

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Commerce Himelfarb Intelligence Requirements for Executives

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Commerce Monaco & Gerliczy Economic Intelligence and Open Source Information

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Commerce Shima Overview of Japanese Media and Information Systems

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Commerce Splitt The U.S. Information Industry: Changing the 21st Century

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Commerce Steele Corporate Role in National Competitiveness

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Commerce Steele The Intelligence Community as a New Market

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Commerce Hlava Information Industry Corporations (Partial Listing)

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Commerce Hlava Selected Professional and Trade Associations in Information

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Commerce Hlava The Information Industry: Impact of Globalization

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Commerce Meyer Business Intelligence at the Cutting Edge

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Commerce Nobel From A to Z: What We’ve Done with Open Sources

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Commerce Shaker & Kardulias Intelligence Support to U.S. Business

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Commerce Williams OSINT to Create Intelligence in a Commercial Environment

Review: Osama’s Revenge–THE NEXT 9/11 : What the Media and the Government Haven’t Told You

4 Star, 9-11 Truth Books & DVDs, America (Anti-America), Executive (Partisan Failure, Reform), Media, Misinformation & Propaganda, Security (Including Immigration), Terrorism & Jihad

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4.0 out of 5 stars Third of Three “Must Reads” on Bin Laden and Threat to USA,

August 13, 2004
Paul L. Williams
This is the third of three books that I am reviewing today and that I strongly recommend be read by every adult in America. The first two, in order of priority, are Mahmood Mamdani’s Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror and CIA Anonymous Executive Analyst, Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror. I should add that terror is a tactic, not an enemy, it is impossible to win a war against a tactic.

What this book does is piece together all of the English-language reports over the past ten years or so regarding the probabilities and specifics of Bin Laden and Al Qaeda’s having acquired several forms or portable nuclear devices. Although some reviewers have slammed this book for being fictional, they do not know what they are talking about. The FACTS are that the Soviet general officer responsible for the 100 suitcase nuclear bombs designed for Spetznatz use, some pre-positioned in the USA, has said publicly, in writing, and on more than one occasion that 66 of those are unaccounted for.

I took one star off for excessive reliance on two secondary sources, both excellent but never-the-less cited too often, and the commensurate lack of attention to foreign language materials that could have deepened this study considerably, especially when one takes into account the CIA executive analyst’s comments in IMPERIAL HUBRIS regarding the straight truth-telling that can be found in Bin Laden’s Arabic-language postings. “Nuclear hell storm” is out there (the author does cite this), and we had better take this more seriously than our government has.

The author opens with a notional “letter to America” from Bin Laden that is based on Bin Laden’s actual statements (as itemized in IMPERIAL HUBRIS) and is alone worth the price of the book. If we don’t take a long hard look at ourselves and correct the misbehavior that is radicalizing over a billion Muslims, we will not (not!) win this war.

The author does a really fine job, not just of amassing and stringing together a coherent story of Bin Laden’s likely possession of nuclear capabilities, but also of showing the inter-relationship between the Afghanistan drug fields that the U.S. Government has stupidly allowed to flourish, the Pakistani production facilities that take the opium to a “Number 4” level of quality, and criminal organizations as well as corrupt governments everywhere that facilitate Bin Laden’s operations. The roles of Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Pakistan (especially Pakistan) in facilitating the storage, refurbishment, and technical maintenance of the purchased nuclear elements are covered in a manner that persuades me–this is a very real threat.

The book is a useful compilation of both mistakes by the US, and events taking place from 2002-2004, and it ends with full translated copies of the 23 Aug 96 Fatwa and the related 23 Feb 98 World Islamic Statement. Within the book are some extracts from Al Qaeda training manuals, one portion of which make it clear that the “sleepers” now in the US are specifically forbidden to go to mosques or appear Islamic in any way.

Bottom line, totally consistent with the other two books I recommend: the US needs to meet Bin Laden’s reasonable demands, and redirect its focus from occupying Islamic countries toward cleaning up its own homeland. [I realize that calling Bin Laden’s demands “reasonable” in going to infuriate many people, but I have to say, based on all three books taken as a whole, that all three authors agree on this point, and they have persuaded me. We cannot win if we persist in supporting 44 dictators, occupying Muslim lands, demanding cheap oil at the expense of the Muslim populations, and supporting an Israel that is racist as well as terrorist in nature toward the Palestinians. It is what it is–the sooner we stop deceiving ourselves, and demand that our government get back to the ideals of moral capitalism and truly representative democracy, the sooner we have a chance to avoid this “nuclear hellstorm” that I believe this book credibly documents as a very real possibility.]

See also, with reviews:
Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust the World’s Last Dictators by 2025
Blood Money: Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq
Open Target: Where America Is Vulnerable to Attack
America the Vulnerable: How Our Government Is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism
Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency
Running on Empty: How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It

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