Funding Covert Government Projects

Funding Covert Government Projects.
The masters of magic
by Steven J. Smith 
 At what point shall we expect the approach of danger?  By what means shall we fortify against it?  Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow?  Never! 

All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. 

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected?  I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us.  It cannot come from abroad.  If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.  As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. 

Abraham Lincoln
January 27, 1838
 1.5Introduction:Most people assume covert government projects are paid for with separate budget appropriations, passed by a vote of congress.  They also assume that while congress may not know what the money is being used for, at least congress knows how much is being spent.  Sadly, nothing could be farther from the truth.  In the last 50 years, at least $40 trillion (in 2004 dollars) has been siphoned away from legitimate uses and spent on secret projects.  The diversion of public monies on a scale this vast can not be accomplished through conventional parliamentary mechanisms.  It requires a coordinated effort at the very highest levels of government.  It also requires a continuous flow of maladapted policies and legislation to supply the raw material.  This raw material is human victims.  In other words, you… 

With less than 5% of the world population, America now consumes over 50% of the world’s natural resources and manufactured goods.  If you’re a Japanese factory worker, or a Brazilian farmer.  A Canadian cattle rancher, or a European banker.  Chances are directly or indirectly, you’re working for America.  The American people do not receive the fruits of your labors.  Contrary to government generated statistics, the economic standard of living in America has been declining for decades. 

What follows is a detailed description of the biggest theft in human history.  A theft spanning half a century, and involving the diversion of wealth from an entire planet.
 1.5.1The master magicians:The art of magic involves the skillful capture of attention.  A magician says “watch closely while I make this rabbit disappear”.  He must capture your full attention because without it, you will notice the slight-of-hand performed by his assistant, that creates the illusion of his magic.  The diversion of federal government revenue into clandestine projects makes use of this same technique. 

Every day on TV news programs, you see the political leaders of America engaged in a grand debate over how to make the world in general, and America in particular, a better place to live.  And every few weeks another foreign dignitary makes a pilgrimage to the White House, in order to confer on momentous matters of world peace and security.  These men and women are not America’s leaders, they are magicians.  And you are not their constituency, you are their audience.  Their proclamations are as meaningless as a magician’s pronouncement of abracadabra.  They capture your attention, while their assistants pilfer your wallet, and plunder your children’s future. 

Most people assume that congress and the president jointly determine how tax revenue is being spent.  However, the money is actually spent by semi-autonomous bureaucratic empires, with names like Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development (the list goes on and on).  Each Department is managed by a secretary, nominated by the president, and approved by congress.  These managers (secretaries) are the “magician’s assistants”.  And they are responsible for stealing the rabbit, while your watching the magic show.  As a general rule, the less public visibility a department secretary has, the more money that bureaucratic empire is diverting (stealing). 

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