Minions of the Aristazzi Strike Back

ImageI have formulated and presented a hypothesis on this personal blog and several groups in the social media. The hypothesis presented is concerning the definition, behavior, and characteristics of an elite class of people I have called the “Aristazzi”. The Aristazzi are “the obscenely wealthy elite who employ their wealth, in the United States and elsewhere, to manipulate and control government to their own self-gratification and hedonism.” As with all scientific hypotheses, it must be capable of being falsified (proven or disproven); to retain the element of ‘falsifiability’. I welcome evidence to disprove the premises of my hypothesis, but sometimes the arguments of a hypothesis are not contradicted or denied, but the person presenting the arguments. I have referred to such attacks as ‘putting personalities before principles’. The following is a summation of the misguided, misleading, unethical, and unscholarly approach to debate and deliberation known as “argumentum ad hominem”:

Attacking the Person
(argumentum ad hominem)

Definition:

The person presenting an argument is attacked instead of the argument itself. This takes many forms. For example, the person’s character, nationality or religion may be attacked. Alternatively, it may be pointed out that a person stands to gain from a favourable outcome. Or, finally, a person may be attacked by association, or by the company he keeps.

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There are three major forms of Attacking the Person:

  • Ad hominem (abusive): instead of attacking an assertion, the argument attacks the person who made the assertion.
  • Ad hominem (circumstantial): instead of attacking an assertion the author points to the relationship between the person making the assertion and the person’s circumstances.
  • Ad hominem (tu quoque): this form of attack on the person notes that a person does not practise what he preaches.

Examples:

  • You may argue that God doesn’t exist, but you are just a fat idiot. (ad hominem abusive)
  • We should discount what Steve Forbes says about cutting taxes because he stands to benefit from a lower tax rate. (ad hominem circumstantial)
  • We should disregard Fred’s argument because he is just angry about the fact that defendant once cheated him out of $100. (ad homineImagem circumstantial)
  • You say I should give up alcohol, but you haven’t been sober for more than a year yourself. (ad hominem tu quoque)
  • You claim that Mr. Jones is innocent, but why should anyone listen to you? You are a Mormon after all. (ad hominem circumstantial)

Proof:

Identify the attack and show that the character or circumstances of the person has nothing to do with the truth or falsity of the proposition being defended.

References:

Barker: 166, Cedarblom and Paulsen: 155, Copi and Cohen: 97, Davis: 80

http://www.goodart.org/attack.htm

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The Fundamental Battle to Preserve Fiscal Solvency

ImageIt is essential to begin by affirmation of the fact that wealth (capital or material) like most everything else, in moderation is not inherently evil. Only when an attribute or material item is abused does it become an evil. The unique quality of wealth is that the greater the acquisition of wealth, the greater the capacity to produce harm by abuse. The Jekyll Island summit in 1910, with the JP Morgan/Rockefeller class formulated the architecture of the Federal Reserve Act (passed by Democrats). The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 established all United States monetary and debt control in the hands of the wealthy. This led to the Stock Market crash of 1929 and the subsequent Great Depression. The manipulations of the Federal Reserve Board, creating money/wealth out of thin air, without the gold to give it stability and value, provided the opportunity for the Marxists during the Roosevelt administration to firmly entrench themselves in the Democratic ImageParty while the Republicans became the party advocating the carte blanche endorsement of the #Aristazzi usurpation of government control with wealth and business interests. A major backlash to the fiscal opportunism fostered by the Federal Reserve Act, was the enactment of the Glass-Steagall Act which mandated banks must be either investment or commercial.

Between then and the repeal of Glass-Steagall (by another democratic administration) in 1999, the US went off the gold standard and allowed the Federal Reserve total discretion in interest rates, printing of money, reserves required by banks, etc.. After passage of Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act investment and commercial banks were again allowed to merge, becoming the #TBTF financial behemoths we know today, and laying the foundation for the cavalier and careless CDO’s, derivatives, CDS’s, and Hedge Funds whose improvident risk-taking produced the Great Recession.Image

The common denominator throughout all the catastrophic fiscal machinations has been the greed and self-interest characterized by the obscenely wealthy (#Aristazzi) working through both major parties to achieve their short-sighted gains. The unfortunate component of government intervention in the distribution of wealth (capital or otherwise) has been that those with the least wealth and political leverage suffer most while the obscenely wealthy laugh all the way to the banks they own.

Then, the minions of the #Aristazzi produce their lame opinions to justify the erosion of the middle class and unchecked decrease in the mean income. Not to mention the pompous arrogance of the #Aristazzi who apparently believe they retain a divine right to their economic superiority. These charlatans, demagogues, and mental degenerates cannot provide factual rebuttals to the historical evidence, so they rely u

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pon the play book of “Rules for Radicals”; RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure

 point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They wa

nt to create anger and fear.)

When Quiet Desperation Mutates to Irrational Violence: The Evolution of Panocide

ImageA society fraught with class injustice can expect explosive eruptions of violent psychosis manifested in arbitrary slaughter of anyone and everyone – Panocide.

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” – Thoreau, “Walden”

Ah, the sweet breath of life fills our nostrils with the air which fuels our body’s metabolic engine and allows us to envision, and sometimes achieve, the potential for happiness and personal gratification which we are all born with; equally. From the moment of our first breath until our last, something transforms our potential for rejoicing in the abundance of ‘natural’ bounty to perpetual suppression of even the most modest enjoyment. Some individual, group, or organization finds a means of selectively denying access to the abundance of ‘natural’ bounty. They call it ‘society’, or the principles which allow multitudes of human beings to live together as ‘social’ creatures.

To have ‘society’ we must have laws and principles which provide security for all human beings. These laws and principles must be carefully fashioned and crafted in such a manner they provide equal security and liberty to all. Alas, mankind has yet to construct a social fabric which does not twist and distort the public good to transform the good intentions of honor and justice to selectively favor the elite members of society who fabricate these laws and principles. Since human beings are fashioned by their Creator with an inherent concept of fairness and justice, those who seek ‘special’ consideration must be willing to provide something in exchange; something considered of universal value, like gold and precious objects. The acquisition of these precious commodities ensures the possessors of their ‘special’ favors while denying such ‘special’ treatment to others. Thus was born the leverage which separated the haves from the have-nots. Time has allowed the genius of the human mind to fashion myriad methods of justifying, magnifying, and perpetuating these “class” distinctions born of wealth. Global politics has been a case study of how numerous ideological ‘good intentions’ have been twisted, annulled and distorted by those with the wealth and means to do so.

Human cleverness and ingenuity notwithstanding, occasional transitions occur from have-not to have by fabricating a means of more efficiently and effectively providing for the needs of human beings; or by more stealthily committing larceny within legal constraints; conforming to laws fashioned by the privileged “class” possessing wealth and subsequent political leverage – entrepreneurs. It is essential, at this point, to make a distinction between those who acquire wealth by means of their creative ingenuity in fashioning resources which provide goods and services which enhance the human condition and those who employ their wealth to maximize their own self-interests. Thus the distinction between those who are morally and spiritually upright, blessed with wealth, and those who are morally and spiritually bankrupt and use their wealth for the Imagesole purpose of indulging their obsession with wealth, power and the acquisition thereof – the Aristazzi. A name fabricated from the word “aristocrat” – to describe those who enjoy wealth and power by ‘divine right’ – and “paparazzi” – a somewhat self-interested and perhaps a bit parasitic “class” of news photographers who disregard all elements of personal rights to privacy, or propriety, to produce wanton images of celebrities.

Intellectuals, patronized by the wealthy elite, produce prose which embodies ideas, concepts, ideology, and rationalization consecrating the virtue of oppressive injustices. Injustices manifested by denial of ‘natural’ bounty to the less fortunate lacking the wealth to pay for that which God bestows without cost or charge. These intellectuals have fabricated concepts such as Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, Theocracy, Monarchy, Democracy, and etc., all to justify and legitimize those who subscribe to their description of social distinctions. Nevertheless, the less fortunate, continue to be assured continued denial of fundamental needs and unalienable rights by a plague of taxes, penalties, fees, charges, and etc..

The virtuous intellectual architects of the United States Constitution were the first, in the history of the world, to fabricate a government which granted sovereignty and supremacy to the People and the regional governments they fashioned – by consent of the governed. No sooner was this revolutionary style of government approved and encoded as law than it came under attack by the Aristazzi and, before the Constitution had existed for one decade, the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal government was supreme; despite the tenth amendment which explicitly stated the People and the States were supreme and the Federal government had no more powers than what was specifically provided by the Constitution. The following two hundred years have seen a prolonged and contrived agenda manifested by the Aristazzi to usurp all power from the People and the States.

The heinous practices of the Aristazzi may be imposed without consequence; as long as the victims remain ignorant of injustices. Educated people will be much less likely to submit to egregious and reprehensible abuses than ignorant people. This ‘natural’ concept has resulted, and been expressed, in ambivalent outcomes in the United States. The right of the people to vote has produced both a Public Education system which was formerly internationally second to none and the opportunity of the elite oligarchy, in Washington, D.C., to transform Public Education to Public Indoctrination according to the prevailing ideology. The result is the “Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” (Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt) to facilitate and promote the minimization of the People to influence and manifest government to express their civic responsibility and sovereignty.Image

It may be possible to introduce a multitude of additional examples of ‘good intentions’ sabotaged by the minions of the Aristazzi, but the onerous result is in the social conditions which produce the “quiet desperation” of those who wish only to enjoy a modest enjoyment of life for themselves and their posterity. A modest enjoyment of life which is and continues to be denied by the abhorrent and despicable obsession with wealth which incessantly denies all but the Aristazzi the enjoyment of life’s ‘natural’ bounty. The multitude of victims is largely controlled by legislative constraints and laws which control and suppress any subsequent emergence of organized opposition.

Regardless of the fact there is no conceivable justification for genocide, homicide, infanticide, or any other barbarian denial of life, the plain and simple fact is that it has, does, and will continue to occur. Intellectuals may fruitlessly seek to rationalize the irrational results of pent up rage and desperation. Legislators may continue to legislate punitive efforts to deter aberrant and irrational behavior. Medical practitioners and specialized experts may seek explanation of the unexplainable. No matter what efforts may be employed to ease the public menace and uneasy realization there is absolutely no way of predicting or preventing Panocide, it will continue to be an equal opportunity threat without regard to innocence, age, creed or class. Nobody will ever be able to predict what will be the mental ‘straw that broke the Camel’s back’, triggering the irrational, random, and tragic outcome of Panocide. True change will only begin when causes and conditions of intentional exploitation or abuse of unalienable human rights for the sole purpose of ensuring the privileges of elite few are addressed. Governments will never be able to ensure the security and safety of the governed so long as privilege governs government. Panocide will continue so long as equal opportunity to achieve the full potential of every human being is obstructed by intervention favoring those who will never be satisfied or content with their wealth and privilege – the Aristazzi.

The Syrian Connection: Assad Must Fall so the Dollar Doesn’t

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In 1913 the monied elite I refer to as the #Aristazzi enacted the Federal Reserve Act which gave an elite board of bankers control of the US Currency and Federal finance policies. The self-interested policies and manipulations of US economics have made a major contribution to national and global fiscal crisis including the Great Depression and it’s prolongation, the 1970’s Oil Embargo and the subsequent recession of the 80’s, and the on-going Great Recession.

Congress passed the Gold Reserve Act on 30 January 1934; the measure nationalized all gold by ordering the Federal Reserve banks to turn over their supply to the U.S. Treasury. In return the banks received gold certificates to be used as reserves against deposits and Federal Reserve notes.

President Richard Nixon ended direct international convertibility of the dollar to gold on August 15, 1971. The value of the #USD then became based predominantly upon faith. Recognizing the reality that the lack of convertibility of the dollar to some tangible precious metal(s) fostered the need to shift the value to another tangible item in global demand: Oil. The OPEC nations’ use of the USD as the unit of exchange ensured that US dollars would continue to be the measure of global fiscal value…as long as the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries continued to use the USD.

Now there is an alliance of nations which seek to shift from the USD, including #Syria, #Russia, #China, #Iran, and possibly others I am not aware of. I understand that #Iraq and #Afghanistan were leaning toward a shift to the #Euro prior to US intervention. Syria will not go easily into the Russian camp, into the Gazprom fold, into the European energy market sphere. For if it does, the entire USDollar system of commerce and the USTreasury Bond system of reserves management will fall by the wayside and open a new era with Eastern dominance. Syria is the tipping point and catalyst which will make or break the US debt-based economy and our worthless dollars!

The Aristazzi: America’s Obscenely Wealthy

I make no claim that wealth is evil; there have been, and are many people of great wealth who do good. However; the more wealth and power a person has the more capacity and potential for corruption and tyranny. All one need do is conduct a cursory examination of wealth disparities and distribution of wealth, in any time or nation, to determine that wealth dictates access to Liberty and Justice. Wealth also dictates whose values prevail in any and all sociopolitical systems; and the greater the wealth the greater the rights, culminating in rule by ‘divine right’ under the auspices of the Aristazzi. The Aristazzi are the obscenely wealthy elite who employ their wealth, in the United States and elsewhere, to manipulate and control government to their own self-gratification and hedonism. Neither am I the first to recognize this simple fact for Lord Acton, expressed this opinion in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887:

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

By Imposition of Domestic Multiculturalism and global Monoculturalism; the world will not become a paradise, nor will the destruction of America, as the liberal “progressives” would have us believe. Nor will all the nations of the world suddenly adopt “Transnationalism”. It is not one culture the world desires, but “Liberty and Justice for all” which will never be achieved as long as there are those in the Aristazzi who think everyone else is inferior and should be subservient to them.

Occasionally justice may still prevail in this formerly great nation, as Liberty and Justice under God gradually perishes from neglect. This case is an example of the type of Obama/Holder/DNC racism and corruption embodied in quasi-professional Left-Wing “progressive” agents who gather counter-intelligence for political espionage. The simple fact is that the Democratic Party will do ANYTHING to preserve their right to voter fraud and assurance of ignorance in voting which is their major, and perhaps ONLY, means of ensuring electoral success.

I appreciate the idealism of those dedicated to the core principles of the RNC, and Washington’s partisan homogeneity, but the inability of the Republican Party to present alternatives which are anything more substantive than simply contradicting Democrats is simply granting election after election to the Democrats. If the Republican Party supports the Constitution then shouldn’t they take action to prosecute those who violate it rather than going along with the violations ‘in case’ Republicans wish to commit the same violations? If the Republican Party is opposed to growing the government and fiscal irresponsibility, then mightn’t they advocate legislation to balance the budget? If the Republican Party supports “free market” Capitalism, then why would they EVER vote for legislation to allow government intervention in the “free market”? If the Republican Party is opposed to repeal of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 9th, and 10th amendments th

Wealth = Plunder

Wealth = Plunder

en perhaps they should stop supporting legislation which abdicates those rights. If the Republican Party supports our immigration laws and the Constitutional requirement that the President and Vice-President be “natural born”, then perhaps they would not support amnesty legislation which disregards our immigration laws and national security. If the Republican Party wishes to reflect the values which were the cornerstone of this Constitutional Republic, then isn’t it time they stopped endorsing the policies and privileges of the “progressive” Aristazzi and restored the sovereignty and supremacy of the People? If the Republican Party does nothing but approve Democrat initiatives and there is no discernible difference between the partisan outcomes, then what difference does it make which party I vote for; it will be the Democrats, anti-capitalists, and anti-constitutionalists who win!

Neither have I ever expressed opposition to government or Capitalism, which were two of the fundamental precepts of Karl Marx. Karl Marx considered government evil and was an advocate of anarchy in which the people shared equally in ownership of all political resources. This would preclude the need for laws and lawmakers to manage and protect the proletariat. He was also firmly opposed to Capitalism as the root of all injustices perpetrated by the ‘privileged’ class who accumulated a disproportionate share of wealth and power to perpetrate abuses upon others. I absolutely advocate Capitalism as the ONLY existing viable means of establishing the incentive and structure necessary to encourage production, research, and the potential for tangible gratification for hard work and creativity.

What I vigorously oppose is the concept of wealth granting all who choose to make the accumulation of wealth their sole purpose in life some ‘divine’ right of ‘supremacy’ and everyone else is inferior. Throughout history, until the United States Constitution granted ‘supremacy’ and sovereignty to The People, all those who chose contentment and purpose in anything other than the accumulation of wealth were suppressed, controlled, and abused by laws which granted the Aristazzi the right to ‘plunder’ whatever and whoever they chose (Bastiat). Any time government laws or policies are allowed to interfere in economics it ceases to be a ‘free market’, and any student of economics knows that a ‘free market’ is absolutely essential to Capitalism.

It serves no practical purpose to be ‘against wealth’, or its acquisition, which is the ‘fuel’ which drives and incentivizes the Capitalistic mechanism. Morality demands opposition to the abuse of wealth and the injustice perpetrated by the mega-wealthy Aristazzi in their gross manipulation of the Federal government. They have used their wealth to grant the Federal government ‘supremacy’ since Ware v. Hylton, 3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 199 (1796) when the Supreme Court first relied on the Supremacy Clause to strike down a state statute; the Civil War when the “Union” denied States the right to secede from the “United” States; Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company, 118 U.S. 394 (1886) which gave corporations rights as “natural persons” without the same moral and ethical accountability; the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 which abdicated the Federal government’s rights to manage coinage and currency, giving it over to an elite group of presidential appointees; the passage of the 16th amendment (1913) giving the Federal government the power to tax ALL income (albeit congress later passed IRS rules which allowed the Aristazzi to exempt their income with tax shelters and offshore accounts); the 17th amendment (1913) which denied states the right to select Senators; and etc..

The bottom line is that sovereignty and supremacy has been steadily undermined and usurped from the People and the States in which they reside, in violation of the 10th amendment. At the same time sovereignty and supremacy has been concentrated in the hands of an elite oligarchy in Washington, D.C.. As if that isn’t enough degradation of our Constitutional Republic, the president has concentrated more and more power through Executive Orders and little or no accountability to Congress or the People. And Congress has abdicated more and more power to agencies and bureaucracies with the ability to execute Administrative Rules carrying the weight of law with virtually NO accountability to Congress or the People. The result is that the United States is now little more than an elite oligarchy deriving its power from Aristazzi dispensation and without even a shred of courage to admit they make the rules but are neither elected nor entitled to rule by ‘divine right’ or ‘providential sanction’!

I firmly believe in the plausibility of life with values which grant ALL men and women the supreme right and sovereignty to govern themselves and rise to whatever level of wealth their individual efforts allow; like the water in a well rises to its appropriate level. All we need from the Aristazzi to get out of the way so mankind may be permitted the freedom to think, act, and create freely while engaging in whatever political, ideological, or moral beliefs they may embrace!