Sunday, October 31, 2010


I don't necessarily endorse the author but his statements need to be heeded and analyzed.

From: Mike Shoen
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 7:43 PM
Subject: Government is Organized Crime

Life is beautiful in spite of our government's irrepressible urge
to create trouble for everyone. After all, it only when we have
overwhelming troubles that we need government to "save us". More
enemies creates demand for more government, so our government
works tirelessly to create endless enemies and perpetual war. If
those geezers in Washington D.C. only had a decent beach to surf,
they would forget about their Pinky And The Brain domination
fantasies. They would do a lot less damage if they were laying on
a beach,snoring and zonked out of their minds.


Back in 1933, two-time Medal of Honor winner General Smedley Butler
astounded his audience: "I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico,
safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and
Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect
revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American
Republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering
is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking
house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912.

I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar
interests in 1916. In China I helped see to it that Standard Oil
went its way unmolested... Looking back on it, I feel I could have
given Al Capone a few hints." " I spent thirty-three years and four
months in the military service as a member of this country's most
agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned
ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. During that period, I
spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business,
for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer,
a gangster for capitalism.

Butler's conclusions were echoed over the years in tell-all books
by other former insiders -Joint Chiefs' Colonel Fletcher Prouty,
Green Beret commander Bo Gritz, CIA officers Phillip Agee, John
Stockwell, Michael Schuerer and Victor Marchetti; Ranger Stan Goff;
as well as by academics William Blum, Peter Scott, John Nutter
and Chalmers Johnson (also ex-CIA). Organized crime and government
perform many of the same functions: Protection Hoods in Chicago hit
up businessmen for "protection" and smash their shops if not paid.

Our government creates enemies for us (Kwitney Endless Enemies,
Stockwell In Search of Enemies, and Clarke Against All Enemies) so
they can "protect" us from their own creations, like the Taliban,
Mujahideen, Saddam Hussein, Afghan Warlords (Dostum), Fidel Castro,
Manuel Noriega and
Vietnamese Communists, all of whom we financed, armed and protected.

Our war taxes purchase "protection" from the creations of our own
secretive, double-crossing, weapons-dispensing government. Last year,
we shelled out over $500 Billion to protect us from guys in caves
six thousand miles away. Numbers Rackets Organized crime formerly
had monopoly on this form of social destruction, but now state
governments own the monopoly (lottery), "for the children". Of
course, some proceeds do benefit "the children".

Turf Wars

Organized crime pursues this on a small scale. Our Land of the
Free/Home of the Brave commenced its tradition of turf wars by taking
what it wanted from Native Americans, Spaniards, Mexicans, Cubans,
Phillipinos, Hawaiians -- whomever. Since 1953 (our overthrow of the
democratically-elected government of Iran), we have fought covert
turf wars against pretty-much all comers, first under the guise
of anti-communism, then in the drug wars and today in our "war
on terror" -- whatever that is. We have even developed structural
weaponry - WTO, World Bank, NAFTA, NATO, etc.


Organized Crime spots someone with a little extra money and
simply takes it. Our tax system is designed to do the same to
the "unconnected". A good estate-planning attorney can get you


Both organized crime and government coerce their victims. Government
has a monopoly on jail, the ultimate weapon, and on most every other
weapon - automatic, chemical, rockets, attack choppers, grenades --
even sound and laser crowd controls. Citizens must either submit or
be wiped out. Government's "shiny badge" conveys the same fear as
the mob's flash of "muscle". This is one reason lawmakers rarely
support citizens' Second Amendment rights. As compliant victims,
we should have nothing more lethal than a pop-gun.


Both organizations execute traitors, turncoats and opponents. Read
any CIA history. Better yet, read as many as you can stomach,
because the (repulsive) truth is there, just waiting for you.

Arms Race

Both organizations attempt to obtain hegemony over their rivals. The
Uzi and the sniper rifle upped the ante in the inter-crime family
rivalries, just as nuclear weapons and mobile forces upped the ante
in international state rivalries.


The Russian Mafia leads, but the state of Nevada runs its own game,
while municipalities look the other way and contract for part of the
take. A common first assignment for a new CIA officer is to furnish
prostitutes to compromise "targets" so they can be blackmailed to
extort information. Our tax dollars at work! Drugs/Booze Prohibition
gave organized crime its growth spurt. Now the mob has been booted
out, and the government gets most of the profits through taxes,
licenses and, in some states, state-owned hard-liquor retails sales.

During the 1950s, organized crime debated the wisdom of entering the
illegal drug business, but finally did. During the 1970s and 80s, the
U.S. government entered the same business through the Hmong-Laotion
and Nicaraguan Contra secret armies known to CIA Director William
Casey, laterally under control of then-Vice President George Bush
Sr. and staffed by, amongst others, then-Undersecretary of Defense
(and West Point grad) William Armitage and an engaging, fresh-faced
liar named Ollie North, in an adventure documented by authors Webb,
Gritz, Hunter, Scott and Marshall. Insiders labeled the scheme "the
enterprise", while CIA referred to themselves as "the company" and
Mafiosa called themselves "the organization". It was just business.

Today, "legal" drugs like Paxil and Prosac, every bit as destructive
as the illegal ones, have wormed their way into our culture and
funneled huge tax tributes and drug industry PAC contributions to
Our Protector, our government. Hit Teams We know the Mafia kills
whoever they want. We also know the CIA has used the Mafia to kill
whomever it wants (Kennedy) or at least try to (Castro). We know the
CIA commenced its association with organized crime to control the
NYC docks in 1942, went on to ally with the Sicilian Mafia in the
invasion of Italy, then with the Corsican Mafia during the post-war
Marseille dock strikes, thence to the American Mafia kill-Castro
alliance (which supplanted the smuggle-guns-to-Castro-alliance)
and culminated with the glorious murder spree of Kennedy, Oswald,
Ruby, Ferrie, Shaw, etc., all enumerated by Penn Jones Jr. in his
courageous early work, Forgive My Grief.

Hit teams are now mainstream. Donald Rumsfeld referred
to assassination squads "eliminating the infrastructure" of the
Baathist Party during Operation Iraqi Freedom. America's state murder
(one shot in the back of the neck) reached its zenith during the
fourteen months for which we have records in the murders of over
26,000 Vietnamese civilians pursuant to our "Phoenix" program. What
about those periods for which we have no records? Organized crime
was never so organized. Former CIA Chief of Counterterrorism Vincent
Cannistraro stated we did the same thing in Iraq through local
paramilitary groups financed through a budget hidden in an Air
Force cover program. "Insurgents"? Iraqis sure got their "freedom".


Organized crime lives by "omerta" secrecy. Our government has
institutionalized secrecy through covert wars, the principles of
deniability, plausible deniability, proxies, cutouts, contract
agents, handlers, hidden budgets (commencing with the Manhattan
Project), confidentiality agreements, compartmentalization and just
plain lies.

Even when caught lying, Ollie North couldn't stop his line
of bullshit: "I was provided with additional input that was
radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that
version." J. Edgar Hoover (the cross-dressing blackmailer) made
sure his files were destroyed upon his death. What remains of the
Warren Commission files won't see light of day until 2029. The CIA
routinely denies all clandestine operations until a turncoat or an
incident blows its cover. Even Congress truncated the Iran-Contra
hearings to hide the drug connection.

Through the Church Committee and FOIA books like Davey's Let Justice
Be Done we know that, in the 1960s and 70s, the CIA controlled
editors and journalists at Time Magazine, The New York Times and
the Washington Post --all this to subvert and avoid the democratic
process. Do you trust your elected officials? You had better,
because you won't learn what they are really doing until 25-30
years from now, and then only if you read history.


Both organizations court religious institutions while ignoring
actual religious values. Mafiosa ape Catholic liturgy while
government officials kowtow to "big hair" celebrity preachers and
their brain-dead constituencies. Hey, whatever works!

Counterfeiting The government prints new money without any new value
backup, exactly like a counterfeiter and, just like counterfeit
money, the new money dilutes the value of all existing assets,
including the cash that you and I have. This is why everything
costs so much and "Money isn't worth anything today". Economics 101.

Favors But the greatest similarity is favors: "Do you need a woman;
Do you need some cash?", the Vegas Mafiosa stoolie asks his next
victim. Of course, the victim will owe the Mafiosa, and the Mafiosa
will surely collect on his favor, many times over. In the same way,
our government wants to do everything for us -- regulate mortgages,
regulate how much we can pay our help, regulate the Mississippi
River, determine teachers' qualifications, regulate the airlines,
regulate what we eat, regulate the regulators, etc. Is there anything
our government does not want to do for us? Then we must look to
our government, our protector, for everything. And if they are
corrupt.... History guarantees they will be corrupt. As Lord Acton
warned: "All power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Convergence It is not just that both organizations are in many ways
identical, but that there is actual convergence. J. Edgar Hoover
had a formal accord with organized crime, resisted Bobby Kennedy's
attack thereon and was outraged by news coverage of the mob's rural
New York summit meeting because the public learned that, in fact,
organized crime did exist. Remember, Hoover's quarry were bank
robbers and Communists. Many organized crime figures believe that
the murder of Sam Giancana (once the top mob guy) was a CIA hit -
reference Giancana's brother and grandson and convicted hitman/lifer
James Files.

The CIA used organized crime at least through the 1960s and early
70s and how much longer? We will have to wait for more CIA turncoat
disclosures and purloined records. Has anything changed? Suffice
it to say that Ollie North is now a pop hero, Richard Armitage is
Undersecretary of Defense and George Bush Sr.'s son holds the top
position in the entire "organization". Which reminds me of what
Benjamin Franklin told the lady who asked what he and the other
Constitutional Convention delegates had been doing in Philadelphia:
"We have created a Republic, ma'am, if you can keep it."

It is great to enjoy life, but there are sharks in the water. We
have to first clear the area, and this includes the government. If
we sit back like patsies, they will enslave us, then who can say
that we didn't deserve it?

Michael Shoen is a member of the Arizona and Washington State
Bars and worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Clark County,
Washington. Michael Shoen For Congress web site: "I am a true
Ron Paul conservative and helped in his 2008 Arizona presidential
campaign. I have been publicly active on political issues since 2002,
challenging both the federal government and the media: writing
letters, producing/selling bumper stickers, authoring articles,
assisting others, speaking in public, organizing symposiums,
creating websites, distributing dvds, hosting a public-issues radio
show and running for congress two years ago...."

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