Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Rich Higgins of "The Memo" Has Passed Away

I am sorry to inform you that the patriot Rich Higgins passed away February 23, 2022.  You can read tributes to him at Unconstrained Analytics (a fantastic operation): https://unconstrainedanalytics.org/remembering-rich-higgins/ and also at Understanding the Threathttps://www.understandingthethreat.com/in-memoriam-richard-higgins/

 This is a great loss to his family, his friends, and the whole nation.


Meaning of "There is no light at the Top"

Rich Higgins, in his book "The Memo, 20 Years Inside the Deep State Fighting for America First," quotes his boss Ed McCallum as saying, "... there is no light at the top." (on page 77)

I googled the expression to see exactly what was meant by this expression, and I found it is not a standard expression.  Think it through and ask what you have when there is no light.  Without light there is darkness.  What this means is that the top levels of our government under Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama were in darkness.  Our culture could interpret this darkness as ignorance, it could be wickedness, or it could be evil.   On pages 46 and 47 of The Memo we read how Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld refused to use the word "insurgency."  By edict, there were no insurgents.  People like Rich Higgins and Steve Coughlin (F.B.I.) were so frustrated that they tried speaking the truth and were punished.  It was when Ed McCallum rescued Rich Higgins from an administrative ambush that McCallum told him, "You will find out, pretty soon, that there is no light at the top."

Edward McCallum was Rich Higgins' boss, director of the CTTSO, "Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office" inside the Department of Defense (DoD).  Edward McCallum was a retired Army Lt. Col. and we should examine his experience to evaluate his assessment that "there is no light at the top."

Search for Edward McCallum here (https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-108hhrg92393/html/CHRG-108hhrg92393.htm) to read his testimony before a Congressional Committee, 108th Congress, September 29, 2003:  COUNTERTERRORISM TECHNOLOGY: PICKING WINNERS AND LOSERS.  This testimony is also on CSPAN at this link:  https://www.c-span.org/video/?178400-1/counterterrorism-technology  The entire video is 3 hours long, but Edward McCallum is one of the first speakers, starting at 18:14 and ending at 27:30.  Then he speaks again from 42:00 to 46:00.  Lt. Col. McCallum was a DoD manager working in counter-terrorism and you learn about project management by listening to the Q&A.  I stopped listening after 46 minutes.  You can tell he is experienced and competent.

Here is more Congressional testimony by Edward McCallum, SECURITY LAPSES AT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FACILITIES, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1999:  https://irp.fas.org/congress/1999_hr/990624-mccallum.htm  Edward McCallum had a lot to say about problems within our government.

Here is an article in the Washington Post describing how Lt. Col. McCallum was punished for blowing the whistle on security lapses in our nuclear facilities:  DOE Ex-Aide Describes `Reprisal' for Warnings By Vernon Loeb, June 25, 1999 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1999/06/25/doe-ex-aide-describes-reprisal-for-warnings/6072e428-f82c-46fa-afa8-2db2b3f5250c/)

Aristotle in his Rhetoric gave us ethos, logos, and pathos.  Examining the experiences of Lt. Col. McCallum is assessing his ethos.  I believe in him.  Osama bin Laden started under Bill Clinton, flourished under George W., and while he died under Obama, the Muslim Brotherhood made huge gains in America under Obama.  Two terms each for these three Presidents and we see 24 years of darkness enveloping Washington, D.C., and the rise of an out-of-control Deep State.  These three Presidents inflicted more harm on our country during 24 years than Osama bin Laden could ever have imagined.

When you hear a serious man like Lt. Col. Edward McCallum say circa 2003 "there is no light at the top," you can understand why our country is in such serious trouble today.  The top of our government has been rotting for decades.


Monday, December 27, 2021

LBJ Stole the Senate in 1948

Democrats have been cheating for a long time.  In 1948 Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) cheated in the Democratic Party runoff to steal the election from Coke Stevenson, who had been Governor of Texas.  Per Wikipedia:  "On the day of the election, Johnson appeared to have lost the Democratic run-off primary to Stevenson. Six days after polls had closed, 202 additional ballots were found in Precinct 13 of Jim Wells County, all of which were in Johnson's favor." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box_13_scandal)

Stolen elections have been happening for decades.  Election theft is generally covered up.  In this case, it was one Democrat cheating another Democrat.  Later on President LBJ made a thorough mess of Vietnam, proving that cheaters make bad leaders.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Election Fraud in Chicago 1982

There has been election fraud in Chicago for a long time.  Here are some quotes from Lapham's Quarterly, Vol. XIII, Number 4, Fall 2020, the Democracy issue, page 158.

The quote below is from a special grand jury report.  The actions of the grand jury resulted in the conviction of 58 individuals, including precinct captains, election judges, and party workers, for acts of voter fraud that were committed during Illinois' November 1982 general election.  "In some Chicago precincts, vote fraud has been routine," the report concludes, "and has occurred over an extended period of time.  The finer points of committing such offenses have actually been passed between successive generations of precinct captains."

Here is some testimony from the grand jury.

One precinct captain stated that he decided to run a learn election during the primary prior to the 1982 general election.  He didn't pay the alcoholics two dollars to vote or forge voters' names that election.  A few days after that election, he was called in before the ward committeeman and asked what his problem was and whether he was trying to go against the ward.  He told the ward committeeman that he had tried to run a clean election.  This precinct captain had been working a city job on the night shift and running a profitable part-time business during the day.  A few days after his talk with the ward committeeman, the precinct captain's shift, and the location of his job, were abruptly changed.  His shift was changed to a day shift so that he was forced to give up his part-time business.  His new job location was not accessible using freeways and was very difficult for him to reach.  After that experience, the precinct captain decided that he would commit voter fraud in subsequent elections as had had been trained to do.

You can examine current cases of election fraud at this website:  Election Fraud Cases, listed on the Heritage Foundation website.  https://www.heritage.org/voterfraud/search


Sunday, September 5, 2021

Is Truth a Naive Concept?

 In Marxism, an Historical and Critical Study by George Lichtheim, page xvii, the author writes "The naive view that doctrines are either true or false, no other judgement being allowed, takes no account of the practical significance of theory:  its relevance to the circumstances it sets out to explain."

Then on page xviii, Mr. Lichtheim writes, "The usual question with regard to the author of a systematic body of thought is: (1) What did he teach? (2) Is what he taught true?  It is questionable whether this approach can ever be very helpful, and it is quite certainly useless in dealing with Marx, the more so as his theories emerged in response to developments which he was the first to identify."

I would summarize these thoughts from Socialist writer George Lichtheim in this way:  Truth is a naive concept, and is quite certainly useless in dealing with Marxism.  I.e., Marxists do not worry about being truthful because they do not believe in truth.

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0231054256 


Friday, September 3, 2021

Famous David Rockefeller Cabal Quote

There is a famous quote from David Rockefeller.  I could not find a full citation, so I bought the book and found the quote so I could cite it accurately.  Here is the famous quote:

Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as "internationalists" and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure -- one world, if you will.  If that's the charge, I stand guilty and I am proud of it.

The book is "David Rockefeller: Memoirs" by David Rockefeller.  The quote is on page 405, in Chapter  37, "Proud Internationalist", Random House, New York, 2002.  Hardcover ISBN 0679405887.


The Rockefellers started the Council on Foreign Relations and David Rockefeller was a globalist and working for a one world order.  He admitted it and he claimed to be a Republican.   Now you begin to understand what is meant by the term "Rockefeller Republican."

Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Establishment, Rumsfeld, and McNamara

The Establishment is a collection of power brokers who rule America from the shadows.  Some power brokers lean Left and are the Democrat Establishment, some lean Right and are the Republican Establishment, and some are faithless and amoral and are disloyal to both parties; I will call this group the Neutral Establishment.  What many people describe as the Establishment are the servants of the Establishment or the institutions that serve the Establishment.  The book, "The American Establishment" by Leonard Silk and Mark Silk describes some institutions belonging to the Democrat Establishment as though this is all there is.

You might think that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara were the Establishment, but they were just servants of the Establishment.  The problem with the Establishment goes beyond the Establishment meddling with our government, the problem lies in how they ruin the intellectual honesty of their servants, like Rumsfeld,  McNamara, and probably H.R. McMaster.

I encourage you to watch the documentary film, "The Unknown Known" starring Donald Rumsfeld, available on Netflix and Amazon.com.  He says that the "unknown knowns" are "things that you think you know that it turns out you did not know."  Even now he senses that this concept of the "unknown knowns" is important, but he does not understand it.  He talks at length about Pearl Harbor and how we suffered from a lack of imagination.  No, he got that wrong too.  As an example, consider General Billy Mitchell.  He proved that bombers could sink battleships.  His warnings were ignored.  This is an example of an unknown known.  See that it was known to General Billy Mitchell that bombers were a threat to our fleet, but the Establishment Admirals refused to listen, making his knowledge unknown to fleet operations.  This is a perfect example of an unknown known, but Rumsfeld did not see that.  Bill Mitchell rocked the boat so hard about neglect by the military of air power that he was court marshaled, convicted, and busted in rank to Colonel.  Billy Mitchell contradicted the Establishment's official line of thinking, which was intolerable.

Look at the cover of the video where the producer shows he does not understand the "unknown known."  What is on the cover is actually a description of the "unknown unknown", what you did not know you did not know.  The "unknown known" is a difficult concept, but I can explain it.

The unknown known is what is known to your employees that you refuse know, because you refuse to listen to any knowledge that contradicts the Establishment's official line of thinking.  This official line of thinking is called Groupthink.  Rumsfeld misunderstood the failings that led to Pearl Harbor even as he practiced the same mistakes on his watch.  Read the book, "The Memo" by Rich Higgins.  Mr. Higgins describes working in Iraq and trying to explain to Pentagon leadership how the U.S. could effectively counter the bombings from the Iraqi insurgency, but he was told that the Iraqi insurgency could not be mentioned.  The Pentagon was not permitted to admit it existed.  This is exactly how an unknown known is created:  reality is forbidden, only Establishment groupthink is permitted.

Later, Mr. Higgins, in the tradition of Billy Mitchell, insisted on warning America about the political warfare being waged against President Trump.  Rich Higgins wrote a memo that got him fired from the National Security Council by National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.  This is amazing because H.R. McMaster wrote a book on how the Pentagon let down the nation in Vietnam:  Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam.  McMaster knows truth is a problem in Washington, yet he fires a staffer for telling the truth.  I believe McMaster has had his sense of reality compromised in order to be accepted as a servant of the Establishment.

Vietnam was a disaster on many levels, but I believe we were in Vietnam because the American Establishment, the whole establishment, Left, Right, and Neutral, wanted America in Vietnam.  Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson all served the Establishment in getting us into Vietnam.

The tragedy of Vietnam is best explored by beginning with the documentary, "The Fog of War", starring Robert McNamara and directed by the same man who made "The Unknown Known" with Rumsfeld, Errol Morris.

Please consider how Robert McNamara and Donald Rumsfeld, both smart men, could have been so disastrous as Secretaries of Defense.  Please consider the tens of thousands of American boys killed in Vietnam; consider the thousands killed and maimed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Consider the hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese and Iraqis killed in these ill fated military expeditions orchestrated by the American Establishment.

No matter how smart you are, like McNamara and Rumsfeld, if you must sacrifice the truth in order to serve the Establishment and receive the financial and institutional rewards you want from the Establishment, then you will make a mess out of America's affairs.  Lies lead to problems.  Institutional lies lead to institutional problems.  And an American Establishment that rules from the shadows is an Establishment that is built on lies.

Lies at the highest levels of our government are a real threat to our Republic.  The American people need to recognize and value the truth.  If we can do this, recognize and value truth, then our best days are still before us.