Tuesday, February 6, 2024

A betrayal of American voters by the US Senate


I sometimes have reservations about some of the views expressed by The Good Citizen.  He can make a whole lot of sense, but at other times seems to have wandered off into Cloud Cuckoo Land.  Despite that, his latest Substack post resonates with me.  Here's an excerpt.

Have you seen the latest bipartisan Senate bill for Ukraine, Israel, and the border? It reads as if it was written in Kyiv, then sent to Tel Aviv, then emailed to the ghost of Count Richard Von Cudenhove-Kalergi, then sent by carrier pigeon to Frances Fox Piven to put some final touches on it as the ghost of her husband Richard Cloward smiled over her shoulder.

Legalizing 1.5 million illegal border crossings per year is now bipartisan Senate legislation. The bill calls for $60 billion more for the Poison Dwarf to kill off the remaining men of Ukraine with the average age of front-line soldiers now 44 who are fighting alongside young Ukrainian women. At this rate, there will be no people in Ukraine by 2032. Crops will be harvested by robot combines and ethnic cleansing of Russians in the east will be done by drones remote-controlled from Empire outposts in Germany.

Of course, no bill would be bipartisan without more taxpayer looting for their paymasters in Israel. From 1949-2009 the total direct funding from the United States to Israel was $110 Billion. Adjusted for inflation over the years it amounts to half a trillion dollars today. This excludes the $10 Trillion the U.S. has spent on wars of benefit for Israel in Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, induced by Israel’s first 9-11 to kick off the War on Terror and openly called for by Netanyahu at the UN in 2002 and in Congress the same year where he scared Americans into believing that a nuclear missile hitting DC or New York from Iraq or Iran was just six months away.

Under a push by new Israel-First Republican House speaker Mike Johnson (it’s why he was chosen) another $17 Billion is being authorized in direct aid in addition to the $15 Billion already sent in October.

Much of it will be laundered back to the reelection coffers of the very people who pass these funding bills via defense contractor lobbyists in the United States, plus the single Political Action Committee that controls nearly every Politico in the District of Corruption-AIPAC.

Israel’s main bribery arm AIPAC has a 96% success rate in (s)electing American politicians. Not even Sadaam Hussein was that good in Iraqi “elections.”

There's more at the link.

I certainly agree with him about the kickbacks and money-laundering from Ukraine to the US legislative and executive branches.  As Sundance pointed out a couple of years ago (and we mentioned at the time):

In the bigger picture I don’t think many Americans outside the DC beltway give a flip about internal Ukrainian squabbles and Russia’s support for the Eastern Ukrainian independence effort.  However, inside the DC beltway Ukraine is very important, stunningly important, because Ukraine functions as the corrupt money laundry operation for DC politicians to receive taxpayer kickbacks from their financial support into Ukraine.

As to how the kickbacks and money-laundering work, Larry Lambert put it in a nutshell, also a couple of years ago:

The Biden regime gives Ukraine $80 billion in tax dollars. Ukraine invests in FTX crypto exchange. FTX owner Sam Bankman-Fried gives $40 million back to the Democrats’ campaigns for the 2022 midterms. A week later FTX goes bust, scamming clients out of $36 billion.

The mainstream media ignores it.

I doubt very much whether $40 million was the only amount funneled back to Washington D.C.  I'm sure you can add a couple of zeroes to that figure, at least.  (And have you noticed how many of the criminal charges against Sam Bankman-Fried have been quietly watered down or dismissed, and largely ignored by the mainstream media?  Ever wondered why that should be so?  Wonder no more.  He knows too much, and if he has any sense (which, after the example of Jeffery Epstein's controversial demise, I'm sure he does), he's made sure he's got a "Pearl Harbor file" securely stashed where others can't get to it.  If need be, they know he'll release it.  What other explanation can there be?  If you can think of one, I'll be delighted to hear it.)

Other kickback channels are more covert, but nevertheless very active.  Israel receives billions of dollars every year in military aid - most of which, by US law, can only be spent in the USA on US-made weapons systems and components.  That benefits military contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and many others.  Those companies, in turn, contribute to the "re-election expenses" of many Congressional representatives and Senators.  The money they make from orders for their products from Israel (and from Ukraine and elsewhere, many funded by US "aid") is what fuels their political contributions.  Make sense now?

As for authorizing one and a half million more alien migrants each year . . . that's too sickening for words, but the Uniparty doesn't care.  The Democratic and Republican parties work together to set the legislative agenda, and even though they might disagree on some aspects of governing the country, they are substantially in agreement about preserving their power and the flow of money it generates.  They work together to achieve that.  Sundance outlined their structure, and their cooperation with each other, a couple of years ago.  If you missed that article, go read it now.  I believe it's true.  As evidence, I offer the "bipartisan" Senate agreement.  Two parties, one corrupt agenda - at your and my expense.

I'll let the late, great H. L. Mencken sum it up.

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in.

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out ... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.

People do not expect to find chastity in a whorehouse. Why, then, do they expect to find honesty and humanity in government, a congeries of institutions whose modus operandi consists of lying, cheating, stealing, and if need be, murdering those who resist?

When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.



Rob said...

Speaking of Larry Lambert https://virtualmirage.org/ , anyone hear anything from him?

Thomas said...

Welcome to the Party, Pete.

Paul M said...

It's always about the money...and any resulting power/control over those TPTB deem ignorant and "less than", "The Little People" (who ironically make their lives possible).

This latest stunt is a clear crime against America (aka treason), and should be treated as such by those who effect the necessary "adjustments". But the R's will do nothing as they too are in on the cheat.

Washington has gotten nearly entirely 100% immoral while being unprincipled and uncaring to The Constitution and We The People. This will not end well...for Us.

Fredrick said...


Wondering the same thing.

Peter said...

@Rob and Fredrick: I think it's a domain name issue. Larry probably forgot to renew his registration, or there was a glitch in the process. I'm sure it'll be resolved soon. It happens from time to time. I doubt there's anything nefarious about it.

JustPeachy said...

I reckon our congresspeople have been purchased by China. It's an outrage that we are still sitting on an order, so long after it has been paid for! Customer service demands that we pack up all of the congressmen China has purchased, and ship them to China immediately.

Refunds OK if product is defective, but no returns.

Paul M said...

@Rob & Fredrick...Peter is correct. Mentioned it to Larry yesterday afternoon, said the guy handling the domain reboot years ago (over to Wordpress), and who manages the domain simply forgot to pay the $20 reg. fee...and since this guy is on the other side of the world in a bar (heh) so there's a delay in getting it back up and running.

Anonymous said...

I always like the one where, every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and start slitting throats.
that might be the only way of fixing this "problem"
or maybe a lot of rope and lamp posts.
I really don't see any other way of fixing the problem
anymore. dave in pa.

boron said...

I like (and agree with) your first two sentences. Tthe Good Citizen blog, however, in a number of ways appears to be a "reincarnation" of The Good Citizen monthly with several of the biases of that earlier newspaper that ceased publication in '33 (interesting date, that).

The writer(s?) appear(s) to connect dots that I have difficulty seeing, the dots, not the connections they make; a lot of which to what I consider blind ends or cliff edges, very similar to The Burning Platform blog.

As an example: Samuel Benjamin Bankman-Fried, conspiracy charges (essentially) dropped.
Is it because he's a Jew? Is it because he has ties to Israel? Is it because he's a major Democratic donor? Or is it because he's a highly important money-channel?
Both The Good Citizen and The Burning Platform are incalculably convinced that the former two are the leading causes; I'm not going to argue the point.
But from there, they appear to come to the same conclusion as Heydrich and Goebbels:
nobody with even one-quarter Jewish blood can be trusted.

Even had they had an only overweening hatred for Communists, Socialists, Marxixts, et al, I would still consider the remainder of their conclusions suspect; something like that tends to taint your overall Weltanschauung.

Chris Nelson said...

All this will continue until undomesticated, free range, mega-sized wood chippers appear on the scene in search of their natural prey.

Pedos, RINOs, what's the difference?

MN Steel said...

I like how most politicians go and put their hands on The Great Wall while wearing a rice hat.

Really shows who owns them, and explains all the 95%+ votes in favor of sending China more of our tax dollars.

Francis Turner said...

I am, in general, in favor of both Ukraine and Israel.


Israel is a fully grown up country. The best thing America did for Israel in the last 25 years was the Abraham accords and the likely extension of that to Saudi Arabia.Israle probable needs some help but the main aid they need is someone at the UN blocking the antisemitic shit from other countries.

Ukraine needs ammo. And stuff to send the ammo downrange. Mostly it needs surplus gear. All the former US army shit that has been given to SWAT teams in shitty little towns in the US and large numbers of things that go bang made by US defense contractors. All of this is cheap because it's almost all just shipping the stuff from depots to Ukraine.

Yes you need to replace that. It's old and out of date (or in the case of shells, about to reach the expiry date) it is cheaper to ship that stuff to Ukraine than pay for other ways to decommission it.

There shouldn't be any need for money for either (UA has a lend lease contrsct already, Israel needs diplomats).

Anonymous said...

Thing is, that is what the money is--we're not so much sending cash to Ukraine as we are sending military equipment worth x amount of money to Ukraine.

Meanwhile, the freakout over the cash and other aid we've sent to the Israelis is hilarious. It sounds like a super-scary amount until you do the math and realize that over the course of sixty years, inflation-adjusted, it's less than ten billion a year, which is less than a pittance of the inflation-adjusted US budget.

Anonymous said...

With all due respect, the Good Citizen doesn't understand jack squat about geopolitics.

RE: Ukraine. Russia, for multiple reasons, some good and some bad, has chosen to align itself with China. Bleeding them white in Ukraine for the price to us of military equipment we were going to have to pay to get rid of anyway is a pretty good deal. (Also, lol on the supposed age demographics of Ukrainian troops. That doesn't pass the smell test.)

As to Israel--again, lol. How, exactly, did Israel benefit from our war in Afghanistan? Oh, right, it didn't. As to Iraq, American foreign policy in the ME since the '40s has been about preventing any one local power from dominating the region, and installing a pro-American regime in Baghdad dovetailed with that quite nicely, as did attempting to trim Iran's and Russia's wings via funding the rebellion in Syria against the Assad regime. And is also why we keep supporting Israel--they can't dominate the region, and they're an essential part of any anti-Iranian coalition because they have the most competent local military in the area.

As to Libya, that wasn't the Israelis who tangled us up in that--it was our European "allies" who decided to intervene, realized that they had insufficient ammo stockpiles, and then came begging to us for help, so of course Obama got us involved in order to show that we were team players.

Dude needs to read up on some IR theory and actual history rather than internet conspiracy theory claptrap.

J. C. Salomon said...

More from the same “Good Citizen” post:

“Israeli Zionist Government Was Behind 9/11” … “All for a new phase of an 80-year land grab and ethnic cleansing operation that was recently reignited with a false flag against its people” (meaning the Simchas Torah massacres of 10/7)

He does seem to have a little bit of an obsession with Ze Juice, though he follows the new fashion of using “Zionists” as a fig leaf.

J. C. Salomon said...

But “internet conspiracy theory claptrap” is what gets him the subscribers.

Anonymous said...

The only solution that will result in change is we start hanging them in public.

Quentin said...

As I understand it aid to Ukraine is given in materiel - weapons, ammo, and the like - not cash. That cash is spent on American jobs making those guns, ammo, and the like.