The Perils Of Centralized Power

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Centralized power – the worst of all possible worlds

For quite some time now, since I gave up trying to raise a smile most days because the world is now so insane it is impossible to parody or satirize it, a theme of this blog has been the dishonesty, corruption and culture of cover up that runs through government and the public sector.

It is not just this country either. Today’s first story, another chapter of the Paedophiles In High Places sage, come from the USA, a country whose rent-boy President, you may remember, actually appointed Kevin Jennings, a man who made a career out of campaigning for legalisation of sex with infants and equal rights for kiddie fiddlers, as a senior manager in the education department.

A Man Of Many Perversions” – Federal Cybersecurity Head Convicted Of Child Porn Charges

It doesn’t matter whether political or corporate, highly centralized power in any forms must be resisted wherever it rears its authoritarian head. Corporatism is fascism, Benito Mussolini said.

In this, the worst of all possible worlds, to paraphrase Dr. Pangloss such an unholy and undemocratic alliance has become reality as we have stood by and allowed the manipulators to engineer the union of corporate and political power in what we erroniously continue to call ‘the free world’ over recent decades. The inevitable result is that the combined forces of oligarchy begin to rapaciously plunder and ravish the citizenry with zero accountability. This is a fair description of Europe, The United States and other developed nations in 2014.

The problem with centralized power is that lack of accountibility which facilitates the culture of cover up (sic)and thus encourages sociopaths (for obvious reasons) gravitate toward, and greatly covet, positions of power.

Power is the most addictive drug known of course, and even lowly jobs in the public sector offer enough opportunity to fuck with peoples’ lives to attract neophyte sociopaths.

Once embedded in such positions, they are then able to act upon their desires with general immunity, and if they are caught, are often left in positions of power by others who at that point “own them” via blackmail.

This of course is nothing new, it is how the game of power politics and economics has been played since it was called the Game Of Thrones, the earliest civilisations. It is also why decentralization of power is the natural evolution we as a species must embrace in order to build a better world. And yet we see in Europe a push for greater integration and more surrender of sovereign power to Brussels my member states, we see in the USA more centralization of power on The White House and the increasingly Imperial President and around the world, through agencies like the United Nations, NAFTA, NATO and the G20 we see a push for global government.

And all the time the perverts who have insinuated themselves into the bureaucratic system that serves the power elite are getting on with corrupting innocence and destroying the values that hold society together. how do we know?

Well setting aside the Jimmy Savile affair and other celebrity scandals in which cover ups of wrongdoing protected criminals for decades and putting on th back burner the grooming scandals in Rotherham, Bradford, Newcastle, Oxford and London we only need to take a less than forensic look at world news.

Enter Timothy DeFoggi, the recently convicted former cybersecurity director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who received several awards for his government “service” over the years. This self-proclaimed man of “many perversions,” frequented child porn sites where he paedophiles and those with an interest in adult – child sex could “exchange private messages with other members expressing interest in raping, beating and murdering infants and toddlers.”

Nice people.

from Wired.com

As the acting cybersecurity chief of a federal agency, Timothy DeFoggi should have been well versed in the digital footprints users leave behind online when they visit web sites and download images.

But DeFoggi—convicted today in Nebraska on three child porn charges including conspiracy to solicit and distribute child porn—must have believed his use of the Tor anonymizing network shielded him from federal investigators.

But DeFoggi’s conviction is perhaps more surprising than others owing to the fact that he worked at one time as the acting cybersecurity director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. DeFoggi worked for the department from 2008 until January this year. A department official told Business Insider that DeFoggi worked in the office of the assistant secretary for administration as lead IT specialist but a government budget document for the department from this year(.pdf) identifies a Tim DeFoggi as head of OS IT security operations, reporting to the department’s chief information security officer.

Although anyone could use the sites, registered users like DeFoggi—who was known online under the user names “fuckchrist” and “PTasseater”—could set up profile pages with an avatar, often child porn images, and personal information and upload files. The site archived more than 100 videos and more than 17,000 child porn and child erotica images, many of them depicting infants and toddlers being sexually abused by adults.

Read more at Wired

Now it would be easy to get the idea that there are paedophiles everywhere but this blog has never been interested in spreading fear and panic. There aren’t, it is still a relatively rare deviation. That so many of them have ended up in public life, in the Churches and the education system is due to the reasons set out in the opening paragraphs, mainly that centralization of power protects them and bureaucratic organisations have a collective instinct, a kind of hive mentality, that causes individuals to close ranks and protect the organisation.

As that great journalist Bernard Levin once said, “The least amount of power always leads to the greatest desire to abuse it.

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Fascist Science: Global warming research suppressed due to intolerance of scepticism

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A climate change researcher has echoed the claim made by many well informed but not academically qualified commentators, that climate scientists are confusing their role as impartial observers with green activism after his paper challenging predictions about the speed of global warming was rejected because it was seen as “less than helpful.”

Professor Lennart Bengtsson, a former director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, says recent pressure resemblig a medieval witch hunt from fellow academics forced him to resign from his post on a climate sceptic think-tank.

Bengtsson, a research fellow at the University of Reading claims a paper he co-authored was deliberately suppressed from publicatoin in the scientific research journal Environmental Research Letters by scientists who peer-reviewed the work because of an intolerance of conclusions that dissent from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change view that catastrophic climate change can only be aveterted by shovelling shitloads of money into research projects that will confirm more research is needed thus enabling useless fuckers research scientists to keep their piggy suouts in the trough of taxpayers money and never face the horrific prospect that they might have to get proper jobs.

“The problem we have now in the scientific community is that some scientists are mixing up their scientific role with that of climate activist,” Bengtsson told The Times newspaper which is behind a paywall.

Professor Bengtsson claims a scientist advised him that the paper, which challenged findings that global temperature would increase by 4.5C if greenhouse gases were to double, should not be published in a respected journal because it was “less than helpful.”

Helpful to what. If any of that blether about scientific integrity and the scientific method means anything at all, then the only thing that is helpful is people publishing the findings of their research, not ignoring anything that is a tad inconvenient. Such science is similar to the European Union’s neo Nazi approach to democracy.

The Daily Stirrer and our friends Little Nicky Machiavelli and Boggart Blog are sick of saying we told you so and the number of times we have knocked gaping holes in the “expert knowledge” of scientists and academics by simply stating the absoeffinglutely obvious have become too many to count. So here’s veteran television critic and purveyor of common sense spiced with caustic wit, Clive James to say it for us:

Clive James writing in The Daily Telegraph

Because of its many beautiful images of my homeland, I couldn’t help watching the repeat of Australia with Simon Reeve (BBC Two). I thought I was being idle, but suddenly a big idea occurred to me.

It wasn’t my usual idea of ordering my secret squad of ninjas (Agents of CLIVE) to waylay the unacceptably confident Simon and inject him with a suitable narcotic to take the edge off his deplorable enthusiasm. Besides, there must be a lot of viewers, along with his employers, who find his enthusiasm to be the opposite of deplorable: ie they think him an interesting bloke, and even take that terrible little moustache to be a sign of keenness.

No, this was a bigger idea: an idea relevant to countless BBC programmes about the environment over the course of the past decade and a half. Let me try to evoke the moment in which the idea occurred. Simon was talking to a man in charge of a South Australian wine factory which covered thousands of acres with its enormous shining silver vats and bins. The factory produces a zillion bottles of wine per year, and uses, in the process, a gazillion gallons of water.

The water is drawn from the Murray-Darling river system. If it occurred to you to wonder what would happen to the output of wine if the input of water were to be restricted, it occurred to Reeve too. So did he ask the professionally knowledgeable bloke in charge of the wine whether he anticipated any restrictions in the water supply?

No, he asked a climate change expert. In Australia, climate change experts are not hard to find. Indeed it is very hard to keep them out of your car: unless you wind the window all the way up, one of them will climb in. This climate change expert was called Tim. Armed with his ability to read the future, Tim predicted that any dry area of the Murray-Darling system was “an indication of what’s coming”, and that “what Australia is experiencing here now” would eventually be experienced by “hundreds of millions of people around the world”.

Simon nodded his moustache sagely but didn’t once ask whether the flourishing wine industry was not part of what Australia is experiencing here now. Nor did he ask whether, in view of climate change, the wine industry was doomed. It was then that the big idea hit me. Why hadn’t he asked the wine grower? It would have been easy to frame the question, perhaps along the lines of: “In view of what is happening to the planet, have you any plans for selling all this colossal acreage of silver metal for scrap?”

It would have been worth asking the wine grower because his whole way of life depends on what he thinks about the water supply, whereas, with Tim, nothing depends on what he thinks about the water supply except his next research grant and his prospects of getting on screen with the visiting TV presenter so that they can shoot off their mouths together. And at that point I started thinking about all those BBC environment and nature programmes from the immediate past that might just turn out, in retrospect, to have been souping up their science with science fiction.

Read all Clive James at The Daily Telegraph

So there you have it. Genuine environmental research that challenges the official line that climate change is man made and only punitive taxes on everything, leading to the enslavement of entire populations can avert it. Droughts are caused by climate change – they have nothing to do with draining natural aquifers and other water resources for industrial and domestic water supplies, hurricanes are caused by climate change and climate changes is happening faster than even the most dramatic computer models predicted in spite of the fact that we have had less hurricanes in the past few years than before climate change scaremongering became profitable.

Sea ice is melting faster than ever as is proved by the norther sea ice extent increasing more last year than in any previous year. And antarctic ice is melting so fast that a scientific research ship sent to measure how much ice had disappeared in the southern ocean got stuck in ice which would not have been there at the height of an antarctic summer but for global warming.

Anyone who previously though science was about studying things carefully to gain knowledge can be disabused of such a ridiculous notion. science is about corporate profits and political power. QED.