Some first thoughts about this.
For those slow on the uptake: the top 10% or so of the country are actively at war with the rest of us. They wage this war with the tools they
understand and are comfortable with, i.e., finance, fraud, and suborning government.
Every day, every minute of every day, we, the 90% against whom they fight take casualties. Every person who dies of homelessness, starvation, lack of
medical care is a victim of the 10%. Every person who loses their job to outsourcing, every person conned out of their home because the governments
didn't perform their regulatory duties with due diligence is a casualty of this war.
Lest you think I exaggerate I offer this recent Frontline presentation of PBS. The Congress was specifically warned about the dangers and probable
course of the derivative markets and stripped the regulator who had the nerve and power to actually regulate that market of her ability to do so, at
the behest of Greenspan, Geithner, Bernanke, Paulson, Rubin..those names sound familiar?...on the grounds that regulating derivatives would collapse
the economy...again, sound familiar? She resigned after that.
I look around at the state of the country and realize that this war shifted from a theoretical war of idealogies fought in the political arena to a
shooting war fought in the financial economy sometime in the eighties, probably in Reagan's second term after he lost his mind and the shadow
government (Nancy, Bush Sr., et al) could use him as a genuine puppet. The S&L meltdown of the eighties was an early attack for financing, followed by
the manufactured bubbles leading us to where we are today.
If you look at at things like the Contra , S&L, .com, real estate, Enron, 9/11 and other scandals, the War on Drugs, and War on Terror as isolated,
unconnected incidents each could more or less plausibly be passed off as a one-off incident. But when you look at them as a collective and realize how
often the same names come up as directly or indirectly involved a pattern of behavior emerges, and the direction that each of the incidents pushed
the social and legal dynamic, and where it should
have pushed it , but didn't, then Ian Fleming's proverb seems glaringly obvious in
"Once is happenstance.
Twice is coincidence.
Three times is enemy action."
After reading his manifesto, I conclude that he connected the dots, realized the truth of the the premise I've offered above, and accepted the
responsibilty the conclusion demanded of a true patriot. Thus his one-man counterattack, hoping to provide a spark to his fellow citizens.
Before condemning his actions, I will ask you how often you've railed at the "sheeple" too complacent and ignorant to do
something to strike
back at those who are so clearly against us. Whatever else you might think, the man was certainly not that.
Before protesting against the loss or harming of "innocents", I suggest you review the history of war. Things have reached a point where you have to
make a choice: either you accept the fact that in any kind of war people will die, be maimed, and deprived of property "innocent" and guilty alike,
or you try to fight a war without hurting anyone. Pragmatists will go with the first choice, the sheeple the second. No war is fought but there are
casualties. Mostly though, the casualties presently are all being taken by the 90%.
He understood and accepted his duty as he saw it. That is why I refer to his action as a counterattack.
I respect that.
The people working in the IRS can't be considered innocent by any stretch of the imagination. How many taxpayers did they ruin by their varying
intepretations of the same tax codes? Did they work with and for the taxpayers to minimize the amounts owed or did they work for the political parties
in office to maximize the amount extracted from the taxpayers? That is their direct guilt. If you choose to work for someone who is waging war on
someone else, then you are a legitimate target. That is their indirect guilt. War sucks, if you don't want casualties, don't start one.
Still processing the implications of this, but those are my first thoughts.
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