Trump Praises National Security Council

In a tweet issued yesterday, President Donald Trump praised the National Security Council (NSC):

70 years ago today, the National Security Council met for the first time. Great history of advising Presidents-then & now! Thanks NSC Staff!

But what IS this “National Security Council”?

Exactly one month after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, former president Harry S. Truman wrote a commentary, published in The Washington Post. Truman’s essay appeared only in the Post‘s morning edition. Truman wrote “a scathing critique of the Central Intelligence Agency, an entity he had created in 1947.” [1]

“70 years ago today,” noticed The Donald.

But the invisible government is not limited to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). “Nor is it confined to the nine other agencies which comprise what is known as the intelligence community: the National Security Council, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, Army Intelligence, Navy Intelligence, Air Force Intelligence, the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Atomic Energy Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” [2]

When President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, that Act contained no specific provision for covert political operations. It was a year later, in 1948, that the National Security Council “issued a paper in the summer of 1948 authorizing special operations.” This gave birth to the creation of an organization within the CIA to conduct secret political operations. This became the “Plans” Division in 1951. Truman, in his December 1963 essay, maintained he had no idea that this was going to happen when he had signed the Act in 1947. [2]

The invisible government, lately being called the Deep State, is “generally thought to be under the direct control of the National Security Council.” But, in fact, many of its major decisions “are handled by a small directorate, the name of which is only whispered.” This is the “54/12 Group”, also known as the “Special Group.” Even the U.S. Vice-President, “by law a member of the National Security Council” does not participate in the discussions of the Special Group. [2]

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[1] “JFK, the unspeakable and me”, by Joseph Bauers. Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, September 3, 2017, page C-7.
[2] The Invisible Government, by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross. New York: Random House, 1964. Emphasis added.

 

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Amazing Dog Stories

We turn now to amazing dog stories, of which YouTube is filled. For instance, in the video hopefully viewable at top, we see how a fawn mistook Mishka the dog for a parent. And Mishka took that role, even though he is trained to deal with fierce bears.

Amazing dog stories are hugely popular on YouTube. Why? My theory is it signifies a longing for innocence.

Tangential to amazing dog stories are political WrestleMania stories. At the United Nations on September 19th, President Donald Trump called Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s “Dear Leader”, “Rocket Man.” Then, via a representative, the Rocket Man retorted: “North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called Trump ‘mentally deranged’ and said ‘during his eight months in power, he has turned the White House into a noisy marketplace full of crackling sounds.'” [1]

If you’ve ever seen the movie, “Man On The Moon” (starring Jim Carrey), you’ll recall the “intergender wrestling” part. Carrey portrays late comedian Andy Kaufman who played the villain in professional wrestling matchups versus Jerry “The King” Lawler of the Continental Wrestling Association. [2]

In the political WrestleMania, Kim Jong Un is the villain and Donald Trump is the “good guy.”

A variation of the WrestleMania theme, disguised as “news”, involves some sports stars who are kneeling while the national anthem is played. Tweeted “good guy” and WrestleMania hero Trump on September 23rd, “Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country. Tell them to stand!”

Aren’t you excited? Which character will you be cheering for in the big WrestleMania event?

Previous WrestleManias involved Confederate statues and hurricanes.

The world hasn’t ended, as reported previously in Ersjdamoo’s Blog. Some were saying that September 23rd would be the long-anticipated event. Now the prediction has changed from “end of the world” to “dramatic events.” David Meade, who had claimed the world would be ending Saturday, now says Saturday “will only mark the beginning of a series of catastrophic events to occur over several weeks.” [3] But what was Saturday’s “catastrophic event”?

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[1] “Trump tweets threat after North Korean official insults him in UN speech”, by Dan Stefano. WCVB-ABC, September 23, 2017. http://www.wcvb.com/article/north-korean-official-insults-trump-touts-nuclear-program-in-un-speech/12458359
[2] “Andy Kaufman”, Wikipedia, September 24, 2017.
[3] “Doomsday is not on Saturday after all, writer says after predicting end of the world”, Fox News, 9/22/17. http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/09/22/doomsday-is-not-on-saturday-after-all-writer-says-after-predicting-end-world.html

 

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New Moon Arrives

A New Moon arrived today, September 20th, at 12:30 am Central, 1:30 am Eastern, 5:30 UTC. [1]

It is my observation that these New Moons usually herald a change, i.e., something “new”, often of moment. Has this already happened with President Donald Trump’s “Rocket Man” speech at the United Nations yesterday? Or is the new development yet to come? It is hard to discern at the exact time of the New Moon definitely what “IT” is.

Is IT the “end of the world”? Some are saying now that September 23rd will be the long-anticipated event. (See short video hopefully viewable at the top of today’s blog entry.)

The title of the YouTube video above is, “Conspiracy Theorists Allege The World Will End On September 23”, which is ridiculous. So-called “conspiracy theorists” do not meet in conclave and all decide, “Yes, the world will end on September 23rd.” This title of “Conspiracy Theorists Allege The World Will End On September 23” is another example of how so-called “conspiracy theorists” are constantly being defamed.

That’s it. Just a short entry today. Just wanted to call attention to the New Moon and its possible significance.

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[1] “Full Moon and New Moon for September 2017”, MoonGiant. http://www.moongiant.com/moonphases/september/2017/

 

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Rosicrucian Health Care

Senator Bernie Sanders wants health care for all, a human right, he believes.

Senator Rand Paul worries that this amounts to “conscription”, that doctors will be drafted against their will, meaning a loss of freedom.

In China, the doctors are paid in proportion to how many of their patients are well. In the United States, the doctors are paid in proportion to how many of their patients are sick: the more illness, the better, from the doctor-profit point of view.

But the Rosicrucians win the prize for best health care providers. Christian Rosencreutz, founder of the secret society, stipulated that the Brethren were to disperse like the Apostles into various countries and that “none of them should profess any other thing then to cure the sick, and that gratis.” [1]

But maybe Jesus and his Apostles were really the best of the health care providers. Jesus was always curing the sick at no charge and, as a bonus, often forgave their sins as well. The Apostles went out to do likewise.

I am turning 65 soon and am besieged night and day by Medicare supplemental insurance salespersons. I finally just turned off the phone, so I could get some peace. The Medicare, I find out, is not exactly free: they take out money from your Social Security check for the “Part B” and “Part D” coverage. And even then you are not completely covered! Hence the ravenous appetite of the supplemental insurance salespersons.

There are practitioners of Chinese medicine in the town. But they are not covered by Medicare. That seems “politically incorrect” to me and possibly “racist” against the Chinese.

Meanwhile my life force is slowly waning as various debates continue on the health care topic. Maybe, though, a Rosicrucian will knock on my door in time. Then I will at last have no health care worries.

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[1] The Real History of the Rosicrucians, by Arthur Edward Waite. Elibron Classics reprint of 1887 edition.

 

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Today’s COW

“Many authors have written at length concerning the force of imagination,” wrote Francesco Maria Guazo circa 1605, “for example Pico della Mirandola, De Imaginationibus… All are agreed that the imagination is a most potent force…” [1]

A glamour originally referred to a magic spell, an illusion said to be cast by witches. [2] The witches relied on the power of imagination to cast their spell.

An illusion cast by witches branched out eventually into today’s “news” presentations. A glamour is disseminated meant to convince people that enormous crises are breathing down their necks.

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” is a philosophical thought experiment that raises questions regarding observation and perception. Wrote Philosopher George Berkeley: “… there is nothing easier than for me to imagine trees, for instance, in a park […] and nobody by to perceive them […] The objects of sense exist only when they are perceived…” Later, in June 1883, in the magazine The Chautauquan, the question was put, “If a tree were to fall on an island where there were no human beings would there be any sound?” They then went on to answer the query with, “No. Sound is the sensation excited in the ear when the air or other medium is set in motion.” [3]

If Confederate statues are toppled to the ground, do they make a sound unless the mainstream “news” is reporting it?

Which brings us to today’s COW. That is an acronym for Crisis Of (the) Week. Last week the COW was Hurricane Harvey. As this week begins there are several contenders for C.O.W. There is Hurricane Irma, reported to be headed for Florida. There is Kim Jong Un, reported to be gearing up for a nuke attack. There is President Donald Trump, reported to be about to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), sometimes called the “Dreamers” law, depending on which side you favor.

But is it ALL just a dream? “This is the dream world, and the dream world is the real world,” believed many Native Americans. A type of artificial magic is called Prestidigital. This “prestidigital art was taught by the giant demons before the Flood, and from them Ham learned it, and from him the Egyptians, then the Chaldaeans and Persians, and so in succession.” [1]

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[1] Compendium Maleficarum, by Francesco Maria Guazo. Dover Books edition, 1988.
[2] “Glamour (presentation)”, Wikipedia, September 5, 2017.
[3] “If a tree falls in a forest”, Wikipedia, September 5, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_a_tree_falls_in_a_forest

 

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Star Wars Will Protect Us

What ever happened to “Star Wars”? That was the nickname for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). SDI was first publicly announced by President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983. “A wide array of advanced weapon concepts, including lasers, particle beam weapons and ground- and space-based missile systems were studied, along with various sensor, command and control, and high-performance computer systems that would be needed to control a system consisting of hundreds of combat centers and satellites spanning the entire globe.” [1]

So if Kim Jung Un, the “Dear Leader” of North Korea, decided to fire off an ICBM carrying a hydrogen bomb, the “Star Wars” could just zap it out of the sky, right?

Well, it turns out the Reagan “Star Wars” never became operational. (Or at least that’s what they tell us.) “By the late 1980s, the effort had been re-focused on the ‘Brilliant Pebbles’ concept, which was expected to be much less expensive to develop and deploy… Brilliant Pebbles was a non-nuclear system of satellite-based interceptors designed to use high-velocity, watermelon-sized, teardrop-shaped projectiles made of tungsten as kinetic warheads. It was designed to operate in conjunction with the Brilliant Eyes sensor system.” [1]

So if Kim Jung Un, the “Dear Leader” of North Korea, decided to fire off an ICBM carrying a hydrogen bomb, the “Brilliant Pebbles” could just zap it out of the sky, right?

“Though regarded as one of the most capable SDI systems, the Brilliant Pebbles program was canceled in 1994 by the BMDO (Ballistic Missile Defense Organization).” [1]

So maybe that would be the solution to today’s Crisis Of The Week (COTW): Restart the Brilliant Pebbles program, and then just laugh at Kim Jung Un.

Last week, the COTW was Hurricane Harvey, but that is already “old news”, baby. Before that the COTW was about the Confederate statues. If a tree fell in the forest and the news media weren’t there to tell us, would it still make a sound?

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[1] “Strategic Defense Initiative”, Wikipedia, September 4, 2017.

 

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Confederate Graves Desecrated?

Mass hysteria was on the rise, observed Ersjdamoo’s Blog on August 17, 2017. And now, there are reports that vigilante protesters are digging up Confederate graves after the Charlottesville, Virginia incident.

Snopes reports that such claims are “mostly false.” Although in July 2015, protesters disrupted a patch of grass near the grave of Nathaniel Bedford Forrest in Memphis, still “No Confederate graves were ‘dug up’ by protesters in 2015 — or in August 2017.” [1]

Or so reports Snopes. On the other hand, a report in today’s local newspaper does lay out a roadmap. In “Confederate honor in Land of Lincoln”, editor Dan Corkery alerts the “alt left” that four cemeteries in Illinois “contain the remains of Confederate prisoners of war.” [2]

Not specifically mentioned by Corkery is the location of what had been Camp Douglas, located in the vicinity of what is now 31st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago. There, an estimated 10,000 Confederate prisoners-of-war had been held. In its time Camp Douglas had been called “80 acres of Hell.” The site, to this day, remains “the largest mass grave in the western hemisphere, as documented by the book To Die In Chicago… For many years, a local funeral home built on the site maintained prisoner records and a Confederate flag at half-staff, despite being a black-owned business in a predominantly African American neighborhood.” [3]

Hysteria is on the march. In the previous blog entry it was foretold that Steve Bannon would be offered up as a victim to atone for the “sins” of President Donald Trump. And within 24 hours of that blog entry came news that Bannon indeed had been fired from the White House. [4]

Are we having fun yet? A New Moon arrives tomorrow at 18:30 UTC (1:30 pm Central Daylight Time). Meanwhile, the solar eclipse begins in Urbana, Illinois at 11:53 am and lasts until 2:44 pm, Central Daylight Time. [5] So the New Moon and the eclipse are concurrent! This spells possibly major hysteria over something. Get ready for even more laughs, after last week’s hilarious monuments side-splitter!

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[1] “Vigilante Protesters Digging Up Confederate Graves after Charlottesville Clashes?”, by Snopes. http://www.snopes.com/are-vigilante-protesters-digging-up-confederate-graves/
[2] “Confederate honor in Land of Lincoln”, by Dan Corkery. Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, August 20, 2017. Page C-4.
[3] What Would Millard Do?, by Brian F. Redman. Available from Amazon.com
[4] “Mass Hysteria”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, August 17, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/mass-hysteria/
[5] “Eclipses in Urbana, Illinois, USA”, https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/urbana

 

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