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How To Deal With Pirates (American, not Somalian)

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The Wall Street Journal  offered an article yesterday on How to Fight pirates. It reported how, in the late 18th century and early 19th Century, Moroccan pirates-- Barbary pirates-- were attacking American ships and kidnapping their crews, holding the crews and the goods on board for ransom.  In 1785, the Pasha of Morocco demanded a million bucks, ten percent of the fledgling USA's national budget, for protection. Samuel Adams and Thomas Jefferson had no alternative. For at least a decade, for lack of a navy and support from other nations to fight back, the US paid those ransoms.

The Wall street journal article goes on to talk about the current Somalian pirate affliction off the coast of Somalia.

But what about the pirates in the USA? I'm talking about the finance company and hedge fund execs who have hijacked our economy and run off with billions in booty, at the cost of tens of millions of citizens' homes and life savings.

These criminals are destroying lives at a much larger scale. And the American people have no champion to rescue them. Bush appointed Hank Paulson, the equivalent of Blackbeard, to suggest the "bailout" which looks more and more like a massive keelhauling of the economy. And Obama has appointed another fellow pirate-- Geithner-- to take the treasury and swing the citizenry by the yardarm.

The fact is, the financial system throughout the world  has been taken over by pirates-- rip-off artists who have invented new ways to finagle billions out of the hands of the people and into the hands of the few.

It seems Democrats AND Republicans are equally eager to help THESE pirates to come up with new ways to maintain their pirate ways, to keep the pirate "system" going.

The solution is no simple matter. It took more than a decade of pirate depredations, in spite of the protection monies charged, for the US, under Jefferson's (a liberal) leadership  to get the guts to build an armada that would go to the Mediterranean and wipe out the pirates and their home bases. Once Jefferson got things going and showed it could be done, the rest of the world followed  his footsteps.

We can't wait that long. The US must face the fact that we have the worst pirates in history right in our nation, filthy rich, hobnobbing with politicians, treated with honor, given power. They must be reframed as the pirates-- as the criminals they are. Their practices-- derivatives, etc., must be defined as criminal endeavors, and they must be brought down-- all the way down, with fines that take away their massive salaries and bonuses, for what- for failure. No. They've been paid booty for their successful plundering of the USA's families and national resources.

I'm  not just speaking metaphorically. These men are not brilliant leaders. They are no better than the pirates holding the Saudi oil tanker. They deserve the same treatment-- capture-- alive or dead. And destruction of their tools of destruction-- and that, my friends, includes the Federal Reserve Banks, the WTO and most of the other current globalism tools that have been used to lay waste to democratically established democracies.

America needs a lot more than Obama is setting up between Geithner and Summers. This start is a bad beginning. We don't need people who are masters at the pirate system. We need people who can tear it down and replace it with something that works for Americans.

 

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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