Corruption, bribery, lying, extortion, blackmail, etc, are all deeply rooted in American politics. On both sides of the aisle. On both parties. It is a country deeply divided over a corrupt leadership that gets worshiped as gods. Each party accuse each of other of the same crimes they all commit. A confusing circus of chaos, dishonesty and outrage.
The case of the Awan brothers is a curious one indeed. They all performed IT or IT-related services for the members of the House of Representative; while Hilna Alvi was employed as a staffer. None of these individuals ever had background checks done on them.
A man by the name of Nathan Larson, from Charlottesville, is running for public office in the US State of Virginia. This would be a totally unremarkable affair, if it wasn’t for some of his very murky past.
Mr. Larson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a 16 month (or 14, depending on sources) jail sentence due to a and act of ‘civil disobedience’, as reported by the vast majority of newspapers. This particular act of ‘civil disobedience’ was, in fact, a death threat sent in the form of a letter to the White House.
Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality that’s hiding in plain sight. And this phenomenon of ever more concentrated wealth and power has both Newtonian and Darwinian components to it.
In terms of Newton’s first law of motion: those in power will remain in power unless acted upon by an external force. Those who are wealthy will only gain in wealth as long as nothing deflects them from their present course. As for Darwin, in the world of financial evolution, those with wealth or power will do what’s in their best interest to protect that wealth, even if it’s in no one else’s interest at all.
This is akin to Pavlov’s experimenting with dogs and conditioning their behavior. Humans, it transpires, are easily malleable and can also be conditioned under very similar circumstances. We are, after all, also animals. Political animals, perhaps, but animals, nonetheless. And so Qanon played on this repetition for the full effect of its conditioning:
Trust the plan
People on both sides of the political spectrum have very different perceptions of the life of Mr McCain. There are those who are rejoicing at his death, and while is not my place to question their reasons, it is my place to question their relentless attacks to his surviving family members. Is a son responsible for the deeds of his father? I see too much hatred. Too much of a mob mentality. A herd on either side that is easily swayed and divided by the newspapers and underground movements
For a man of such education and reputation, it is interesting to note that McAuliffe does have a lot of conflict of interest when it comes to his political and
business life. In fact, if one does look just close enough, it appears both go hand-in-hand and one couldn’t exist without the other.
One of McAuliffe’s initial forays into conflicts of interests comes from Federal City National Bank, a bank he helped to co-found in 1985. By 1988, the bank’s board elected McAuliffe as chairman, making him the youngest chairman in the United States Federal Reserve Bank’s charter association. The bank later merged with Credit International Bank, and he became Vice-Chairman there.
Let’s summarize what happened here: The DOJ found a lot of ‘undeclared accounts’ owned by individuals and subject to U.S tax and maintained in foreign country that had not been reported to the individual account owner to the US government on an income tax return. In simple words: tax fraud from an number of undisclosed accounts.
Rothschild Bank AG submitted a letter to the Department of Justice’s Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements or Non-Target Letters for Swiss Banks (aka, the Cabal), asking the Department of Justice, in effect, not to go public with anything that was going on. Rothschild Bank AG agrees to pay the sum of $11,510,000 as a ‘penalty’ to the DOJ in exchange for the DOJ’s silence about any ‘tax dealing’ that might be going on outside the law or bordering any illegalities.
Much has been said and written about Christopher Steele’s authorship of the notorious document that alleges Russia-Trump collusion. According to Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS (who plead the Fifth and only spoke through his lawyers), Steele was hired by them in June 2016 to gather information about “links between Russia and [then-presidential candidate] Donald Trump.” Pursuant to that business arrangement, Steele prepared a series of reports styled as intelligence briefings, some of which were later compiled into a collection of documents and published by a number of media outlets and later become known as the “Trump dossier.”
Last week saw the release of the applications used to obtain warrants from the FISA court to spy on Carter Page, an adviser to the Trump presidential campaign. Obtained by Judicial Watch, the 400-plus pages of (heavily redacted) documents support the conclusions earlier drawn by the House Intelligence Committee (and denounced by Democrats as hysteria): the FISA warrants were obtained through obfuscation and deceit.
According to GOP.com, Harvey Weinstein has donated a total of $296 290 to the Democratic National Committee. Out of that amount, Terry McAuliffe received $32 535 In-Kind Contributions.
While it is true that Mr Weinstein donated to Mr McAuliffe’s political campaign, it is also true that when (and only when) the story of Mr Weinstein’s many abuses reached the mainstream media, Mr McAuliffe did make some public statements about donating the amount given to him by Mr Weinstein to the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.
One of such friendship is James Alefantis, a man who was once listed by GQ’s magazine as one of the 50 most powerful people in Washington. Mr Alefantis is involved in several business ventures such a Transformers, a DC based non-profit, artist-centered organization that connects and promotes emerging artists. He also owns the restaurants Buck’s Fishing Camping and Comet Ping-Pong. Comet Ping Pong is currently at the center of a world-wide child trafficking ring known as Pizzagate*.