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A kind, courteous notice for Apple Inc., Qwest and other corporate executives standing in the gap for US consumers

If privacy and technology weren’t powerful issues driving our society they would not be the targets of those who: love power, play with power and love legal leverages.

It does seem the only thing standing between most of us and unfettered information pillaging is a CEO and a crack team of lawyers.  The corporations are in the most unfortunate position, as data custodians, to also be the guardians of a perceived new chattel. 

What rivals the State for power are those who have more principal in human capital than they might have.  The only way to balance this myopic point-of-view is to for them to  have the same information of their rivals.  I do believe this is the perspective of the National Security State, a shard of government amid elected government.

One of the issues company culture faces is many company heads do not view themselves as separate from the consumer public when they relate to the State. It has come up more than once that the National Security State doesn’t comply with the same laws the rest of our society is held to.  That puts a wedge between corporate America and the National Security State, and all the consumer charges in their care, as well.

In the case of Apple hard-lining an FBI request to decrypt phones for access, or to break what they make, it is not just the executive culture at Apple who mistrusts the motives of the State. A majority of their consumer charges won’t ever trust national intelligence ever again after the Snowden leaks.  Apple lost ground and consumer trust because they complied and went along with unqualified NSL requests without a warrant in the past, like many bullied corporations.  Their simplified objective is to survive and to make profit.

Company executives with strong motives for profit and balance seek to acquire business from the US government.  In doing business with the government they become prey to their motives for dominance over their business lifecycle. Among whistleblowers like, Bill Binney, Thomas Drake and Edward Snowden there are other less sung corporate voices who have also come forward.  I think their stories are muted in intense, threatening legal attacks and attacks on their reputation for not serving the interests of the State. They are now gagged in arbitration and threats of incarceration.  Warrant canaries are the only some of the public evidence their infrastructure is being violated by National Security legal orders.

I think of one Quest executive in particular who was jailed.  This man didn’t really have an interest in complying with a national security request without a court order because it would have put his company in a position to be sued.  I think he must have said to himself, “If I allowed this illegal thing to happen to my friends and family, I expect to be sued”.  He feared betraying the consumers who trust him.  Wouldn’t it be corrupt for a government to ask someone to do something illegal?

He refused to comply with the government request for data without a warrant. Then the government pulled their business from Qwest. Then they sought to place him in jail. They wanted him to fear the government more than the consumers.  For him to take the fall for their illegal behavior is in their interest, not the interest of Qwest company or consumers. To be clear, it didn’t help Qwest or his customers for him to be jailed for 4 years. I would argue that it didn’t help the government either. He served his sentence. His conviction was overturned for malfeasance on appeal to clear his name.  It was later reinstated by a different judge.

It is an unnatural balance that National Security maintains.  Their poorly qualified demands for intelligence equity from US companies is sustained by force against the US people.  They have made points repeatedly that it does not require our trust to ‘protect’ us from terrorists.  They do not require our trust to dominate our information infrastructure in a competition over information fiefdoms.  Their administrators communicate consistently they do not need our trust to violate our interests and interfere with ordinary law as use of force against their own citizen.

So it is no surprise the State oppositions to “encryption dogma”comes as an executive “must not”.  Encryption stands to check them in a broken or corrupted system.  This is a system where the courts reinforce divided interests of justice. Law enforcement regard policy of avarice and plots of men instead of the laws. Business leaders play dangerous games with 2 customers: the consumer market and the more coercive market, the US government.

If this were a time when we were more ignorant or more trusting then perhaps Apple would wholeheartedly help the FBI more with a lawful court order.  However, the day has come where the path to compromise with the corrupt has met its limit.  To comply with their request would lead to self-harm. Thank God for this fateful day.  

Law enforcement must now moderate a self-correction or forge on against the public as an enemy.  They are not the market.  So we, The People, have the difficult task of retraining or correcting government structures we are compelled to endorse.

If I were a large multinational corporation, I would not submit to further aggression on my business. I would try to find a way to drop business with the US government for breach of interests.  In fact, I would advise, with careful consultation with contract lawyers, those who have interests in doing business with the US government to drop their most treacherous government clients, the intelligence actors. They have proven they will attack companies and business leaders against the interests of laws we must comply with.  Their reasons seem that they believe they are both separate and superior in constitution to a US citizen.  I might also prepare to countersue for retaliation and provide both more legal and physical security to company executives.  Spoiler alert: Refusing a tyrant is grounds for more tyranny.  So hire a great strategist.

The National Security state is operating under a corrupting falsehood that they have a separate law and separate governance than domestic and International law.  They are small in number in comparison to the rest of us. They will seek to degrade and undermine what they cannot directly or legally dominate. That sort of force should only be used on your enemies.  They are not currently trustworthy partners in any venture.  

We hope that will change because we are not their enemy. 

The national security agencies isolate themselves and divide themselves against the US people as if we are not their neighbors, their friends, their teachers, their relatives and their bosses. They have more than a PR problem.  They have a divided government problem.  We will still be America without a corrupt militarized National Security State.  However, will we still be America if we allow these agencies to continue to denigrate the interests of common and international law and domestic markets?

There is a range of choice and option.  You can choose who you do business with. 

Current government constituencies will not stop crying “National Security” prior to a power grab.  So let the proverbial wolves-of-want get them for overusing the anti-terror excuse to exhaust your trust.

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Zillamod – This author is not unlike others who watch TV and scroll the internet for curio and trivia.  It just so happens there is an entire community out there devoted to demonstrating the “belief” or “truth” of UFO or extraterrestrial life. I think we all may take for granted the vast information body exists on unexplained flying objects. The trouble comes with the assertions of US government involvement with extraterrestrial representation because there *may be* alien life.

So, welcome to the Community of the Absurd.

The absurdity comes not for proof or lack of proof of alien life as much as at how the United States government quails passive-aggressively on the subject of enforcement and regulation of expolicy. First it scoffs in denial of alien life, then leaks reports to leading exopolitical analysts that there might be the development of an agency to relate to existing alien life. It then releases rival charges from NASA, another executive agency, proof of alien life “would devastate society”.  This presumes alien life must not exist because it is against the political interest of the institution of the US government.

So far the only consistent legal evidence of how to approach exopolicy is inconsistent. There was once a national security cabinet which wrote up a regulation that citizens should lose their 1st, 5th and 6th Amendment rights if the government had proof of contact with an alien. It was a federal crime for a short time. The maximum penalty was indefinite detention. Then the regulation was revoked, but not repealed.  Dr. Michael Salla claims the regulation is still cited to actively encourage anyone to abort contact with an extraterrestrials and to not speak of it for fear of losing human rights.

Then comes a contested news leak from Iranian press that Edward Snowden provided “incontravertable proof” that sovereign governance of the Unites States was handed to the Tall Whites, an alien species rumored to live on the back of the moon. Who would even make such a decision? The anwer would be presumptively in a national security office somewhere above the US President.

There is the “debunked” evidence of MJ-12 or “Majestic” governance: 12 professionals with security clearances up to seven pay grades higher than the US President, still on the government payroll to date.  They are in the budget, yet, the government claims the MJ-12 team does not exist, according to Wikipedia.

So.. if the government could prove you contacted an alien you might lose your human rights in a comprehensive manner. However, if you are one of 12 non-existent people actively on the payroll above the US president, you could hand over complete soverignty of the United States to an alien species?  This “alien problem” is really one of a very human nature: duplicity.

Which criminal law firm do you call if a member of the US goverment were to try to indict you on secret evidence that you contacted an alien, when it has openly denied evidence of alien life since 1969?  In the Community of the Absurd, proof of alien life might be just one giant distraction from a problem that remains consistent with the Excutive Branch, abuse of power and imperial overreach against individual sovereignty.  Mass abuses of power are already impeachable offence. When is it okay to dispose of a ruler who has made a faustian deal to rule against civic contracts with anyone, much less an alien race?  Uh, that would presumably be never if you are the HPIC- the head puppet in charge.

The only devastating thing about the Executive handling of would-be-alien-life is the lack of citizen efficacy for human and civil rights in current process. No one who took an oath of office, as a US public official, has the right to cede the human rights of the American people. The NSA agency amid other Intelligence gathering agendas have proven themselves to be operating against the soverignty of the US people and its constitution on a continual basis. There is more than enough evidence that substantiates it has broken the social contract with every American citizen, forfeiting the right to govern without the existence of alien overlords.

The US Intelligence service’s comission to break ranks with the Constitution and American human interests, not just of citizens, but hard won diplomatic allegiances abroad with our allies is a serious political problem.  This is a story of avarice, cloaks and daggers, secrecies, witch hunts, smear campaigns, intimidation and obsession with control over any and all information.  This is also problem endemic to any political institution of the human race.  The shock comes to cruelties we routinely commission against our own kind.

The aliens don’t need to exist. It is already the highest treason of any Executive agency to invent a global threat to assert military dominance against its own people.  The worst has already happened by the hand of the devil you already know.  Alien living in America emerges as a haze of absurdity added to previously existing global threat of terrorism as an excuse to subvert of your natural rights. Empire syndrome is a pre-existing condition in human governments. It certainly would make more sense if your perpetrator were not human vs. a human ruler behaving like a monster.

Sadly, if you lose your rights and face imprisonment by human authorities for virtually anything (NDAA), you won’t care, much less recognize, the authority of an alien barking orders from the back of the moon. The absurdist result is exactly the same: you lose all of your conventional freedoms and natural rights to someone who has no right to take them from you in the first place.

Decrees from the Community of the Absurd can globalize the threat of “the terrorists” or “the aliens” or “ environmental disaster”.  After, they can committ hundreds of millions of dollars of graft under veil of complete secrecy, erect their own court system, pass laws that abridge the US Constitution and try to kill whomever they want.  The great circle created by globalist elites looks more like parasitic infection.  Yes, we should defnitely get that looked at.

That is why the current error at large openly masquerading as “public service” in the form of State Secrets and National Security license is actually tax fraud, graft and dereliction of duty.  The Wizard of Oz should be suddenly out on his ass if I could click my heels three times, eradicating the need for an expolitical institution from the Community of the Absurd.  The American people need agency first.

I feel badly for those would-be-aliens roped into clandestine dealmaking with the US government coming to collect on treaty.  They should talk to the Native Americans about their trials and tribulations with this government.

There is a saying used in many parts of the United States, “I don’t know you and I don’t owe you”.  My advice going forward to anyone from the time-space continuum is to try to sitting down with the democratic leaders of our great republic, the people of the United States, not its politicians. They are known to make promises they can’t keep.

ZillaMod – Belief is a challenging prospect for a lot of innocent people. Faith is releasing your resistance to a concept that everything will certainly work out to your favor in the end.  To some, actions done in faith may justify the end as a means.  Recently Downsize D.C. started tipping certain legislative holy-cows with action alerts containing “HERESIES” in the subject line.   It was certainly inspiring to me when I went rooting around looking for music to match the effort to reinforce why the term Heresy could apply to something as godless as government. Simply, some of these legislative powers believe themselves to be god.

I found an illustration of powerful egos operating destructively with the faith of its people. It demonstrates ideas in blind spots for some. This video displays the cruel duality of extremes between abusive cults and abusive government in terms of religious persecution. Music dubbed over has “opted out” of the extremes of faith in both institutions because of the innocent bodies littered on the path. It’s the downside. Skip it if you are devout or easily offended in terms of belief.

Here… Trent Reznor = Nine Inch Nails screams ideas from the speaker platform for those deaf to understanding the conflicts of interest in terms of faiths.  Here an egotistical government executed the population of an entire religious cult without legal precedent. Conversely, the egos must be completely out of control to ask innocent followers to join you in a cold cup of suicide.

The point of “God” in society is to represent a divine hand, protective of the innocent. “God” is murdered in mission to the point of chorusing “God is dead and no one cares,” because the followers were betrayed to the point of death. There was simply no one left to believe. God cannot exist without faith and believers.

While this has nothing to do with Downsize D.C., it might inspire you to understand there are enormous Godzilla sized destructive egos operating in American government. They entertain a form of narcissistic self-worship in developing law. Use this delusion to your advantage in squirreling away letters, actions and to gauge the effectiveness of leaders. You may let them know they are not God and that you are losing faith.

Let’s put it this way – if it’s about them, it can’t be about you. If it’s not about you then it is not a government of The People, for The People, or by The People.

ZillaMod –  This SUPERGEM was tweeted down from the graces from the Hillicon Valley Tech blog. Rep. Rush said a pretty awesome thing.

“The Color of Change campaign, which supports strict regulations for phone and cable companies, has sought to unhinge Rush’s bid to become the top Democrat on the subcommittee overseeing telecom issues. The group says net neutrality is essential for helping minorities get online, charging that Rush has not done enough on the issue.

But Rush suggested in his speech that net neutrality is not a key issue for minorities; rather, it is a clash between corporations who are akin to “Godzilla and King Kong.”

I’m not so sure if I really agree, but it sounds bad a**!!

SEE ALSO:

NEW! Digi-Godzilla dragnet lands on Washington D.C.

State of the Net Conference [It’s a big monster…RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!  SAVE YOURSELF!!]

Rep. Paul goes in to repeal THE PATRIOT ACT.

[See case law example ..DAVID v. GOLIATH]

California-Zilla decides you and your mobile phone won’t need a 4th Amendment if you were ever arrested- EVER!

[Yeah, that means you..especially that one time. Remember?  At that one rally? The one where the police got you and threw you in a truck for protesting?  Yeah – YOU, activist!]