politics

How to end this ‘Business cycle’ part 2

© 2017 James Bauhaus All rights reserved

As if we needed more reason to fire our ruling millionaires and prosecute them for being the criminal parasites that they are, they just stealthily repealed the almost worthless law that was the patch grudgingly placed on the super-rich for paying our politicians to let them pull off the 2008 worldwide financial robbery. After their 1929 worldwide financial robbery that caused “The Great Depression (starvation)”, outcry from the survivors forced our ruling millionaires to outlaw the banks from becoming brokerages, which can, essentially, print their own money. This law was called “Glass-Stegel”, for the two politicians who put their names on it. About 60 years later, slick Willie Clinton and his cronies legislated a law around this law, which swiftly resulted in the second worldwide financial robbery of 2008, sponsors by Sonny Bush/Cheney and their cronies. Years later, public outcry finally forced the politicians to reluctantly scribble out. A legislative patch called “Dodd-Frank”. This new law was almost completely worthless, being crafted by two of the persons who profited from the Big Blowout. One thing it did do, though, which proved to be a slight irritant to the culprit banks, brokerages and insurance corporations is create a board of elites to act as cops for when the super-rich and the corporations pulled their next “Business cycle” of worldwide financial rip-offs. Today, the politicians earned their financial campaign contributions from these robber corporations by sneaking in with a law that steals away with the funding of this corporate policing agency. Another of their sneak-laws takes its power of policing away and gives it to the head crook.

The corporate media mentioned this once, early this morning, while everyone was fighting traffic, trying to get to their low paying jobs. We will not hear about it again until the next time that the corporations and hereditary rich make off with all the money we invested in their gambling houses.

The gap between each worldwide financial rip-off becomes shorter each time. Soon as we workers of the world fill up our bank and investment accounts again at half of our former pay, the Merchants, hereditary rich and the politicians will steal it from us and make us again work twice as hard for half as much. This is exactly what the British were doing to us which caused the revolutionary war. This is exactly what the British were doing to us which caused the revolutionary war. This is exactly what the Elite of France did to cause the French revolution. This is exactly what caused the Bolshevik revolution and the rise of communism all over the world. Every time the public goes to sleep, our politicians get busy raping us. The obvious solution is to always maintain citizen oversight upon all of our extremely dangerous greedy, vicious politicians, merchants and hereditary rich!

How do we do this? We get control of the governing process through our constitutional right of initiative petition. I cover much of this in my essay, “Electronic Voting: The Ferrari of Citizen Empowerment.” By using our right to propose and pass our own legislation, (which the politicians would never do themselves) we can put a bounty on political corruption. There is no better way to root out abuse of power by the ones most able to abuse their political than by rewarding ethical people to say something when they see something.

A bounty on corruption is five for uncovering corruption when it occurs, but what can we do to slow or stop its occurrence? Citizens bring back the Law that punishes persons who abuse their political power at three times the rate that a citizen would be punished for the same crime. Why? Because a gov’t employee is supposed to have more integrity and honesty than the average citizen. He has more opportunity to betray the public’s trust, less chance of getting caught at it, and he hurts many more people. At a time when he does. Naturally, the punishment for public corruption should be substantially higher to offset the ease of its perpetration, the difficulty of getting caught, and the excess temptation of the opportunity to rip off millions of citizens at once.

Another essential method of preventing political corruption before it starts is to establish Citizens Oversight Committees to continually monitor. The most powerful people in gov’t who have the most opportunity to steal from the common good or otherwise injure the American people.

These are three simple. Logical, common sense laws that are essential to stop or slow gov’t criminality. No pack of politicians would ever even propose them as they drain our tax-millions into their secret Swiss Bank accounts. No one will do this but ourselves. The quickest, most effective way to do it is through our right to pass our own laws. While we are at it, we can tax Wall Street for the two worldwide financial robberies it pulled, and apply that to a public fund for use in passing more citizen-benefitting laws that bypass the politicians. It’s easy, once enough people agree to do it!

Bloat the Rich, Starve the Poor? (How to end this ‘Business cycle’)

© 2017 James Bauhaus All rights reserved

If you watch the business news, you will inevitably be treated to stock biz-speak phrases such as “Labor shortage” or “tight labor market”, or a shortage of Nurses, Teachers or even Doctors. They qualify the Doctor shortage by adding that their supposed doctor shortage occurs in rural areas” only. This qualifying phrase gives us a hint as to what may be actually happening, instead of a shortage, or in parallel with it. Business, being primarily focused on profits, abhors paying a fair wage the same way that nature abhors paying a fair wage the same way that nature Abhors a vacuum. People who are nurses, Teachers and Doctors would characterize this situation by another phrase, which is never heard on the news because there is no “Nightly Worker’s News” to tell us of the ongoing wage crisis.

The most recent wage crisis began in 2008, in tandem with the worldwide financial robbery that came to a boil that same year. It really started much earlier, when Slick Willie Clinton and his congressional co-criminals stealthily repealed the law out in place after the previous worldwide financial robbery of 1929. This let the Politicians, Merchants and hereditary rich go hog-wild in making their money make them more money. Money quickly became worth much, much less.  The first ones to realize this were of course, the richest people with the most money. Soon as they realized this, they raced to get rid of their dollars before the rest of the herd noticed that they would soon become worth substantially less. They bought up all the tangible assets, such as homes, businesses, factories, land and mines. Now they are safe. The rest of the herd, ordinary, working class investors, lost their investments as the stock market crashed, bonds defaulted and became worthless, financial institutions went bankrupt and insurance corporations went broke. People who have lost corporations went broke. People who have lost their savings stop spending. Businesses depend upon spending for payroll. When buying slacks off, businesses fire workers. Unemployed workers speed even less. The   Nightly Business Report calls this a “Crisis of Confidence”, as if confidence will feed our families. People who keep up on the learning curve realize that we’ve been robbed the same way that a crook wins a card game merely by being the scorekeeper.

Gov’t is the scorekeeper of our lives, which is the reason why we must always closely supervise its grinning politicians, faceless bureaucrats and armies of Lawmakers and Law forcers. Oklahoma’s Republican political elite provide a prime example. They control this state and have run it into the ground for decades now. The rich and the merchants run amok, giving themselves privileges and opportunities that cost everyone else their right to an education, a good job, A fair wage, and safety from disease, exploitation by cops and Lawyerscrats and freedom from being casually locked away forever in their millions of cages.

Good people like Nurses, Teachers and Doctors flee shitty gov’ts run by Lawyercrats, merchants and the hereditary rich. The people who infest gov’t dig in like ticks and chiggers, making themselves almost impossible to remove, no matter how catastrophic the damage that they cause. We are seeing the national version of this shit with Trump, except now there is no other state to flee to. We are all trapped together in the same political disaster until we decide to fix it, or let it become the new normal.

Worse, we have learned that the corporate media excuses it, helps the deceptions along or crassly profits from it by hiding the facts inside “controversy”.

 

INNOCENT? PAROLE? FORGET IT!

Innocent persons do not make parole. Why not? Many reasons. First, realize that the parole boards are staffed solely by political patronage winners. Political patronage is a reward dispensed to powerful party loyalists who helped a politician win an election, usually by merely funneling large amounts of cash into politician and party pockets for “campaigns”. Whenever a new politician wins a position in the publics’ trust, there is a type of ‘regime change” that occurs, especially when the winning politician is a member of the opposite party from the previous winner. (Independant or progressive parties are squeezed out by the two main parties.) The winning party politicians customarily force the opposite party officeholders to resign so that their jobs can be given to the winning politician’: cabal. The president of the US, for example, has thousands and thousands of these high-pay, low “work” gravy jobs to give away or use as bribes or rewards for persons who deliver the vote.  Governors have hundreds and hundreds of these jobs to pass out. Politicians often pass out political rewards by creating jobs out of nothing. Commissions and panels are staffed and richly paid to study some inconsequential matter. Favorites are extremely well paid with taxpayer money to act as “consultants”. A1ready overbloated govt bureaucracies are swelled even more to justify paychecks to party hacks, their wives, their kids, kin or friends who often function as nothing more e than seat-warmers, ghost-employees or persons whose “work” consists of merely showing up to collect a paycheck on the first and fifteenth of each month. Taxpayers’ cash is among the easiest things for politicians to pilfer away with and get kickbacks from. This tradition in political life has not been revealed much since Oregon senator Packwood got caught at it many years ago. The gov/media alliance appear to have reached an agreement on this: they do not report it much, and not to any depth, and reporters get to continue to enjoy the many lavish, expensive, gift-packed parties that govt and politicians throw with taxpayer’s money to instill good press relations. In the old days when we did not suffer an insipid, self-muzzling press, this criminal activity by govt officials and politicians was called “graft”, and this custom of wide-open payoffs was called “the spoils system”, possibly because of its mighty moral stench. For a short time there was public debate as to which was better govt, the spoils system, or a merit system, where the most educated and qualified kept or got these jobs. The merit system was found to be much better for every citizen, but was thrown out anyway in favor of the stench system. Also amputated from the commonweal were descriptive terms such as “spoils system” and “patronage”. Now they use the sterile term “Political appointees”.

These moneyed interests who make it on to parole boards are usually described as “prominent businesspersons”. They are also deliberately stacked with persons who have spent long years at the public nozzle in the fields of govt, prosecution or policing. Ordinary persons who make ordinary wages or who perform ordinary work do not get appointed. To cover up this discrimination in a field where justice and fairness requires a peer to be somewhere-involved in oversight, there is occasionally a teacher allowed in.

Because the vocations of govt service are richly rewarded both above and below the table, there is never a shortage of retired judges, ex-prosecutors and washed-up police personnel able to deliver the vote. These jobs often run in families. Any scurrilous buffoon or alcoholic instantly gains the appearance of respectability as soon as he obtains employment in this sector. Such public servants have a steady stream of citizen-supplicants who buy into this mystique and who generally become very appreciative beholden to, and dependant upon, these powerful father figures who protect citizens from “evil” and assist in solving their problems.           Such public servants get gratification from both petting many small egos and getting their own egos constantly petted. Citizens become more helpless and needy. The public servants’ egos swell and they become more manipulative and malanthropic. The resulting synergism creats massive amounts of goodwill and positive thoughts toward public servants in citizens’ minds while it creates arrogance and cunning in public officials. Influence is found to be even more valuable than money, setting the stage for much influencepeddling. (See “Juror Groupies” for more detail on this phenomenon.) The governor appoints these extremely popular vote-getters to his parole board upon the promise that they will do nothing that could embarass him, and that they will share the graft. (See “Parole…”)

Former judges, ex-prosecutors and washed-up police officials all possess a deep, abiding, (yet often well-concealed) hatred and contempt for anyone who has been branded “criminal”, and for the very concept of a criminal possibly being innocent. These parole board members are products of the machine that has as its first precept an invincible belief in its own complete and total infallability.

The machine programs their minds toward “patriotism” that manifests as an extreme self-righteousness in all things the govt uses as its propaganda. The more practical and cynical of these officials are able to sell paroles and other get-out-of-prison technology without any internal ethical problems. The only real problem is getting caught too close to the money used to purchase such relief. Avoiding exposure is made easy for them and their squeamish fellows through the services of lawyers. Innocent persons, or persons too harshly punished by this system of law that is overly-dependant on emotion, can not simply purchase leniency as they do in more straightforward nations. No. In America, one must pay lawyers for the privilege of attempting to purchase a corrected punishment. This adds a layer of safety to the dispensers of influence, and a layer of extra cost to the persons wishing a more fine-tuned punishment. Because Americans are the most over-punished of all citizens of the world, it follows that we also suffer some of the highest costs for attempting to correct overpunishments. Persons with families who have little to spend toward correcting overpunishment are thus shut out due to the excessive expense and the ready abundance of those more able to afford the purchase of corrected punishments. (“Justice” is an overused, virtually meaningless word that has almost nothing to do with the American legal system: This nebulous, amorphous, all purpose word has been denigrated into little more than a device for political propagandists and the media to exploit. It is full of salable emotion, especially in relation to the bereaved.)

Professional influence dispensers will only accept the attentions of lawyers, not the captives whom they represent. Lawyers have a calming influence on clients who become resentful with the process of trying to correct overpunishment and its usual outcome. In almost every case, the outcome progresses through two stages: the lawyers periodically emit hopeful noises along with requests for more money; clients gradually cease to pay more money as no positive, concrete results accrue. Lawyers leave the hope alive, and thus the door for more payment open. Only in cases where payors get irate over the ratio of money spent v. results obtained (commonly $5,000 to zero), is the door finally shut and the lawyers admit that there is nothing “further” they can do “for” their clients.

The market for corrected judgements rises every year with the increasing rate of imprisonment. The market was high in about 1975 when I first became aware of it through a Tulsa newspaper front page headline.

It proclaimed to the entire state that paroles were not for sale for $500. Soon thereafter I watched a friend, who should have gotten the death penalty, buy his way out in increments of $500-$1,000. (This process is detailed in my book, “JAILBREAK!”)

The persons who profit so richly through their sales of parole and leniency products are often called on by the media and legislators to account for their law rate of permitting paroles versus the high number of persons held in captivity by the law industry. To this they reply, “parole was never meant to be a safety valve for prison overcrowding”. (No one pretends that it is, and this non-answer dodges the real function of parole boards: to correct overpunishment routinely obtained through use of emotion and theatrics by overambitious prosecutor/judge teams. Three reasons for such a low rate of sentence correction (currently only 16%/year) are the high salaries that parole board members are paid ( $75,000/year), the high political cost when such corrections are trumpeted by the media, and the general outcry of generic outrage from police/ prosecutor and crime-victim organizations that accompany these announcements.

Govt by emotion is never good, and emotion is the main problem preventing parole board members from doing their jobs and correcting overpunishment. Another excuse they like to use in avoiding their function is to self-righteously proclaim to the press that,    “Parole is not a right, it is a privilege”. In reality, sentence correction by the parole board should be claimed as a right, especially due to the massive amount of rights-thefts by govt employees since the constitution came into effect. More properly, PUBLIC SERVICE is the privilege that nepotistic dynasties of the rich and connected have converted into their right. Also, sentence correction should be demanded as a right due to the judge/prosecutor/cop/ media alliance’s routine use of emotion and corrupt methods to obtain excessive punishments in almost every case. Look outside America and you will see more civilized sentences given almost everywhere. (For analysis of these corrupt methods, see “Innocent’s Guide…” and other essays on www.jamesbauhaus.com.)

In California, citizens fight for this right. In backward states like OK, we have even more reason to demand sentence corrections. Ways to obtain this right are in the essays, “E-Voting…”, “Pro-Active Civil Rights…’ and “Why Write?”, among others. Citizens should counterattack in the govt’s war on citizens. We are not just the source of their excessive riches, power and privilege, we are their equals, but only if we merely stand up and claim so.

            Resolve to recognize their abuse and refuse to accept it any longer!