“The Worst Form Of Injustice Is Pretended Justice” Plato

This past month, the announcement of Felicity Huffman’s 14 day prison sentence for her role in the college admission scandal sent social media ablaze with comments of righteous indignation. She used her power, influence, money, and connections to cheat her daughter’s way into college with an inflated standardized test score. This sits in stark contrast to numerous legal cases over the past decade in which mothers…usually poor and of color….were handed down sentences ranging from 5 to 10 years in jail for registering their child with a false address to give them the opportunity to attend a better public school. The irony and injustice of these cases spurred a brief outcry from the public that received media attention. And then silence.

Don’t even get me started on the Jeffrey Epstein scandal; the poster child case of a broken system that heavily favors the rich and powerfully connected. The heinous crimes he was accused and convicted of; the laughable first sentence he received; the bizarre circumstance surrounding his most recent incarceration and exit from this world; should make every citizen outraged and embarrassed of our supposed justice system. Why has the mockingbird media suddenly gone virtually silent over this scandal?

Closer to home in Pennsylvania and on a much smaller scale, let me tell you about two separate cases involving individuals charged with a DUI. The first young man was convicted of his Third DUI offense and sentenced to 3-6 months county jail time. He appealed his conviction to the state Supreme Court, where it was upheld. The entire case has taken almost 3 years to wind its way through the system and during that time, this young man has been free on bail pending the receipt of all the Supreme Court case documents back to the original sentencing county. During this time, this young man has been charged with several other offenses including a gun charge in another county and a Fourth DUI just a few months ago. However, he is still driving around illegally and living free on bail while the wheels grind slowly forward. The contrasting case involves a young man charged with his Second DUI offense in the same county. This particular young man had several things working against him from the start. For one, he lives off a fixed social security disability income because he has diagnosed severe mental illness. Due to his multiple mental health challenges, he does not always get the treatment he needs and self medicates with illegal substances. In a moment of clarity, he realized that he needed help to stabilize and found inpatient long term treatment at a dual diagnosis facility. While there, he found out that he had missed a court appearance. Well, maybe missed is not accurate. He told his public defender and social worker that he was self admitting into this long term treatment facility and assumed that they would inform the judge and prosecutor. He found out that didn’t happen when a warrant with his picture was posted on social media and brought to his attention while he was receiving treatment. He panicked and immediately left the facility and turned himself in. His case was heard very quickly by the courts and he officially received a sentence of “Other”. He didn’t understand and couldn’t explain to family members exactly what his sentence meant. He rather quickly then was transferred to two different state prisons and has been incarcerated for close to a year now with no end date in sight, or at least none that he can effectively communicate to his family. A deeper look at these two cases reveals how a person who arguably could be classified as a menace to society with resources at his disposal can receive a different kind of justice than a poor person with documented disabilities.

Change to our current world paradigm is never going to happen from the top down…only from the bottom up. We the people need to be the change we want to see; we need to keep shining light in all the dark places. As our own understanding and consciousness begins to increase, we need to gather together to find our collective power. As the quote from Benjamin Franklin states: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

More on this: Our Criminal Justice System Broken Beyond Repair

Epstein, His Victims, and Our Broken Justice System

Technology We Interact With Today Is The Ultimate Behavior Study

We have been living inside a giant science experiment and not realizing it for at least the past two decades. The tech is rolled out innocently enough, and most of us willing allow it into our homes. Search algorithms are altered to deliver the party line, discouraging alternate theories. AI assistants like Alexa record every minute detail of your daily life. Creepy stories about misuse of your recorded life abound. Society is being pushed towards more connectivity and dependance on on artificial intelligence tech devices. This will definitively narrow the scope of potential answers to any questions down to just one answer. If we think information is controlled now, imagine how much more it will be once we look to our technology as oracles. This is the start of making the citizenry intellectually passive. What a way to create a deprogrammed mindless society.

The Rise Of Surveillance Capitalism And Social Control Systems

Part two of a four part series

A new economic system is taking hold and it’s called surveillance capitalism. There is a reason that we are constantly hearing about internet sites, governmental authorities, and cellular phone companies surreptitiously collecting our personal data. In a world economy ruled by privately owned trade and industry, data is the new king.

Data powers the artificial intelligence programs that can now reproduce your voice, your face, and even your thoughts. Massive amounts of data. The AI has been fed so much data that it can now beat humans in any game including Go and Chess. AI can analyze trillions of possibilities from a data set, extrapolate possible outcomes of billions of strategies, and deploy actions deduced to provide the desired outcome in mere milliseconds.

So how does this impact us? Primarily through social control of the population. Disturbing reports out of China and Australia show that these countries are using an AI generated surveillance system that gives each person a social credit score. Even here in the United States the program My Life publicly assigns every person a reputation score. That might not sound too ominous until you stop and consider what these scores are based on and how these scores can impact your life. Much like a credit score, these social scores are only based on specific factors and should not be represented as determinative of whether you are a good or bad person. Yet that’s exactly how the scores are being used right now. Even more terrifying is how these scores can be used in the future. Have a low score; well you can’t fly on an airplane. Speak out against the powers that be; your score tanks and you are unable to buy or rent housing. The nightmarish possibilities are endless.

Another aspect of surveillance capitalism the overtly Orwellian control over the majority of the information that the average person receives. By disincentivising and banning independent journalists, they make sure that the mainstream narrative is controlled. The puppet masters then manipulate mainstream media and information on sources to further solidify total techno control over our reality. When you control information, you can control people’s perception. Perception creates reality.

Corptocracy At Its Worst.

Imagine that you are a business owner. Let’s say that you found a new way to supply electrical power to a community using car sized batteries that recharge using Earth’s own magnetic field. Everyone in the community wants and needs your product so you incorporate and begin to sell and service these batteries. You realize quickly that you have a high demand product; so you decrease the supply, increase the price by a few hundred percent, and start downgrading the quality of the components to make yourself and your shareholders super rich. Then customers start to complain about side effects, price gouging, and battery failures. In a moment of wizardry, you create a narrative that somehow justifies your defense of the corporation thereby convincing your customers that these problems arose outside of your control. Then tragedy strikes and people actually die as a result of your product. In a desperate power move, you blame a fall guy and declare bankruptcy. But your crowning achievement comes when you beg the government to bail your corporation out…. after all, the people must have what you are selling.

Let me ask you dear readers, if this scenario happened to you do you think you could pull off the bailout? Or do you think, as I do, that you would be pounced on by every law enforcement and alphabet agency in our country? Hmm.

Now let’s look at PG&E. California public officials have blamed them for the recent deadliest wildfire in state history. Of course, the corporation recently filed bankruptcy along with forecasting higher customer rates. And they have been bailed out in the past, like in 2003 when 17 executives received a combined $83 million in bonuses courtesy of taxpayers. PG&E is lobbying for a bailout yet again. I guess it’s because the Rothschild owned utility really needs the money.