The following is a transcript of a video that has been mirrored many times where former CIA officer Robert Steele urges the common people to use blogging as a method for securing their Liberties. Any errors in either transcription or grammar, punctuation, and/or emphasis is solely that of this humble blogger.
I am the son of an oil man. I’ve lived overseas all of my life. I was fortunate in both having several graduate degrees and being a Marine Corps infantry officer, Marine Corps intelligence officer, and then a clandestine intelligence case officer. I’ve programmed imagery satellites, I’ve helped steal signals code books, I’ve done counter-intelligence; I’m basically intimately familiar with the way in which the US government does or does not do the craft of intelligence.
What you need to know is that I am a spy saying that spying doesn’t work. It’s costing you $1.2 billion a week to produce the President’s daily brief for a guy that can’t read. People don’t realize this. Apart from the fact that NSA is 1950s mindsets with 1970s technologies (SCIC completely screwed up Trailblazer, Echelon is baloney), 80% of your signals intelligence comes from analysis of patterns. So you don’t need to violate privacy; all you need to know is that schmuck has his call from Afghanistan once a week.
General Shinseki knew exactly what was needed to make Iraq go right and Paul Wolfowitz lied to Congress and said they’ll received us like liberators. If I had been General Shinseki I would have grabbed Wolfowitz by the neck and thrown him down the steps of Capitol Hill. You don’t let people lie that like; it’s unprofessional to confuse loyalty with integrity, and we have had a failure of generalship in America. Our generals have been too eager to keep their stars, and not eager enough to think for themselves and uphold the Constitution. Smedley Butler, the highest decorated Marine, said, “war is a racket.” War is as a racket. War is a racket and the only reason it’s happening is because the American public is lethargic. Blog that!
You are the Paul Reveres and Patrick Henries of our generation. Bottom up, horizontal connection is key. Sharing at all levels, not top down control. Public intelligence and influence is about to take off. We are about to BURY rule by secrecy. Civil affairs is the focal point. The intelligence guys need to go back in their box. Bloggers, not informants, are key. The FBI is about to try and hire 2,000 informants in a Soviet police state style approach to security; that’s idiocy.
If you bloggers self-organize, and attach yourselves like leeches to specific issues, corporations, organizations, challenges, whatever, you will be the intelligence Minutemen of this century. The power is in your hands. There aren’t enough guns to kill us all, and Halliburton can’t build the jails fast enough to keep us down.
Bloggers (as Linux as organized) where you grab onto an issue or something, and you are part of a structured citizen-journalism-blogging thing that lets no evildoing go unnoticed, that rules. So I think we’re at a turning point, I think we are at the very beginning of a historic tidal shift in power restoring the Constitution.
I don’t know how many of you are following this, but the Comptroller General has told Congress that the United States of America is insolvent; we’re out of Schlitz. We literally have no money to make it to the next decade. Now, there are some very easy solutions. I can eliminate all income taxes tomorrow, and have more than enough money to fund the government by using some other guy’s bright idea; we tax the Federal Reserve at 0.0666%. It doubles our money until we decide to put them out of business permanently, because we certainly should not have central banks.
We’ve put together an electoral reform pledge, and it’s my view that any member if Congress (including any member of the Senate) that refuses to sign both the Constitutional Pledge (supporting the Constitution) and the Electoral Reform Pledge should be put of out business, and I believe that will be 95% of all of these people. It may be time to literally dump Congress on its ass and start over.
The government has gotten stupid to the point that it can’t write a statement of work, so they ask the contractors to write a statement of work, and the contractors write a statement of work saying, “You need more of what I haven’t been able to sell.” And the government says, “Oh yeah, right, good; put it into the budget.” THIS IS REAL SHIT! I can crack all 10 of the top level threats to humanity in less than 25 years for less than 1/3rd of what the world is spending on the military. Blog that!
And I will take you the price of buying back the United States government is $500,000,000 a year. In the early ‘90s, Newt Gingrich and the Republicans got together, their plan is now on the street; it’s been exposed by [a] Columbia professor. They concluded that they could buy the United States government from school board to state house to White House for $300,000,000 a year, and by golly, they did. And every single member of Congress is impeachable for having abdicated their Article 1, Section 8 responsibilities under the Constitution and serving as foot soldiers for the President and his mendacious Vice President.
If you confiscate all the wealth in the world (which I do not advocate), all you have is a $5 bill for every $1 of the 5,000,000,000 poor on the planet. For what we have spent on the Iraq War, I could have given a free cell phone to every one of the 5,000,000,000 poor on the planet. I could have taken the 10% residual capabilities on DoD satellites (abandoned communications satellites) and I could have provided free T-1 to the Southern Hemisphere. Blog that!
That’s the kind of stuff we have to do, because if we don’t do that, those 5,000,000,000 people, instead of producing wealth that stabilizes the Earth, are going to produce plagues, epidemics, criminal gangs, [and] drugged up people. Ralph Peters is a friend of mine and the bottom line here is that the only path to wine, women, and wealth for badasses anywhere on the planet that have no money is GUNS! And what’s happening here is where we are at the very beginning, we’re just starting to come out of our little egg shell.
When the industrial era began, it broke the connection between kinship and trust, and it started treating people as commodities. And then we loss sight of our government and we allowed the corporations to buy the government. The United States of American no longer represents We the People, but you can change that. The reason it’s not working today is that we have a military-industrial complex that profits from secrecy and war, and it does not profit from efficiency and peace. Blog that!
The bottom line here is that central banking is an evil cancer. These people are selling us credit they don’t have, so they can take profits they don’t deserve out of our pockets. That’s NUTS! The United States government is constitutionally chartered to print money on the good faith and credit of all of us, and not pay interest. Why are we being such fools? Well, unfortunately, if you fight them, you get assassinated. Lincoln and Kennedy were both about to print money and not borrow from the banks. I can’t connect those two dots, but I can tell you they’re side by side. But the reality is, the federal government is broken in every possible way. And it’s going to be bottom up resilience networks that are going to save us; that’s where you guys come in.
Our educational system stinks! It beats the creativity out of kids by the time they are in the fourth grade. It FORCES you to become a blogger or hacker in order to become creative! So, you guys are the lifeboat. We’ve gone from America the beautiful to America the shit. Now, I believe we need to start blogging retrospective impeachments. I’m not saying we need to hang them or tar them or feather them, just out them. I think it’s time for citizen investigative journalism to go deep, and go back, and go current; and people need to understand that they can’t get away with this stuff. There is absolutely no lack of solution, and there is also no lack of money. What is lacking is the popular political will to exercise our God-given right to be in charge.
I got thrown off Fox News for saying that the global War on Terror wasn’t real. Well, it’s not. Ok? I mean, until we can get to one man, one bullet for the top 6,000 and we can contain the next level, and we can provide a quality of life for everybody on the planet at the lowest level, we’re not going to get it. The Air Force solution for terrorism is to kill one guy in an entire village, which of course creates 100 – 200 additional “terrorists” because of that indiscriminate WAR CRIME! It’s just nuts, and it’s nuts because the media isn’t doing their job, and so it falls to you. And my dream is to have someone adopt a zip code and start doing that weekly report for their zip code, and then those little reports will start having babies, and it will start spreading.
You’re government is STUPID and they’re stupid deliberately! The intelligence community does not do open-source intelligence information because they like to think that the cabinet departments are doing their open-source information. That’s not true. The cabinet departments don’t know how to do decision support. What they know how to do is take stakeholder interests and turn them into policy that increases budget share. That is NOT what I call reality-based budgeting. Politics today has gotten so dirty that it’s not worth anybody’s time if they’ve got a brain. Well, I don’t have a brain, I have a soul, and I believe that America needs to get back in the business of managing itself.
I am absolutely certain that central banks are an evil. Central banks are screwing us all. Orwell had it right, that we are pigs being harvested for profits. I do believe that there are secret societies, although, you know, given a choice between conspiracy and incompetence I generally go with incompetence. The Bilderburg Group, I just saw a list of who attended the last time, and its almost like a list of nobodies who want to be somebodies combined with somebodies on their way down. You know, I’m not that impressed. These people think they are the movers & the shakers; they are only the movers & the shakers as long as you LET THEM be the movers & the shakers!
I spent 18 years trying to help secret government agencies get in touch with unclassified information and Tom Atly sent me an email (and he had this little signature blog) where Buck Minster Fuller said, “Don’t try and heal a broken system, create a new system that replaces it.” So I’m honored to be here to set the tone for you guys, and my bottom line is don’t waste your time on the federal government. It’s going away. There are 27 secessionist movements. There are 9 distinct nations in North America. I anticipate some virtual separation of the Republic, and I think that you’re going to find that Vermont (for example) is all of a sudden going to be seen by the rest of America as exactly where we want to be (or Seattle). It’s called the Spike Theory of Change; as soon as one state gets it perfect, it’s going to spread like wildfire.