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Current Events and Continuing Education for November 25, 2019

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison


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Matthew Bossard tacks up some more victories; and he's not alone, of course.

Leviathan Takes Some More Hits


And yet, it moves...

The Galileo Factor


Already?! Yes!!

It's 'Christmas Special' Time Again!


Spotlights on the past that help bring clarity to the present:

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Selected Features From Recent Editions:

Having just had our first snowfall of the year, I'm prompted to re-post an observation that first appeared on this page in August of 2016, but from which everyone will still benefit:

The Biggest Snow Job In World History


I'm getting sick of being a broken record, but...

What Is Going On Here, People?


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Deep-State, Redefined'


Important opportunities abound, but are being overlooked and going unused. This has to stop!

The Main Chance That Everyone Is Missing


A great victory after years of IRS harassment, threats and intimidation by an educated American who turned the corrupt agency...

Every Which Way But Loose


I hate to say it, but...

Most Of You Deserve To Be Squashed Like Cockroaches


One person who DOESN'T deserve to be squashed like a cockroach:

Brenna Wright Shares Her Tax Truth Odyssey


Fascinating material on a pernicious effort to destroy liberty:

A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud


The ice continues to crack, and it won't last much longer if enough people jump on it all at once.

A Recent Win In Tax Court, And More Remedies For Bogus NODs


This really is a simple enough thing...

Hendrickson's Axiom of Special Definitions


From the 'Garbage In Yields Garbage Out' Department:

Debunking The '1870s Income Tax Repeal' Myth


In the hope of countering long-running government efforts to sow confusion on the subject:

A Few Words About The Constitution


At least these "ladies" are honest...

A Word From The United Bitches Of America


Let's look at a wildly misunderstood (or misrepresented) issue:

Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached


It is so easy to prove that...

The Government Knows Perfectly Well That CtC Is 100% Correct


An updated and ever-more important commentary:

What America Really Gets From The Ignorance Tax"


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"There are two distinct classes of men...those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes."

- Thomas Paine


C'mon! CtC can't be right! You're crazy!

If CtC were actually right,

it would mean the government's been concealing and denying the truth for years on end,

and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is No Such Agency!)



Do you know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?


 I mean someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated, far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?


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You can't understand the present if you don't understand the past...

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 25- In 1783, the last British troops leave New York City.  In 1867, Alfred Nobel patents dynamite.  In 1874, the "Greenback Party"-- a pro-inflation political organization-- is established.  Ten years later it is dis-established, but not before occupying 25 seats in the U.S. House, in the aggregate, over that decade.  In 1950, the People's Republic of China commits troops to the Korean War on the side of the North Koreans.  In 1952, Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.  It goes on to become the longest-running play in history.  In 1986, Edwin Meese announces that money from arms sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the "Contra" rebels in Nicaragua.


Anniversaries of interest for each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter below.


Fear nothing but God


"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

Did someone say, "CtC Christmas Special"?!


Leviathan Takes More Hits...

...as good Americans continue to stand and enforce the rule of law.

Matthew Bossard

BACK IN MAY OF THIS YEAR, I introduced Matthew Bossard to the community. Matthew had been a long-time non-filer, and eventually found himself square in the crosshairs of an IRS eager to capitalize on those mistakes. But as discussed here and here in my posts sharing Matthew's first four victories last Spring, once he discovered CtC, Matthew dug in diligently and deeply, and came out of his studies swinging hard.

I was delighted to share those first victories. Today I'm delighted to share Matthew's latest victories, both issued (or dated, anyway) two weeks ago. Unlike three of his previous wins, both of these latest victories for Matthew are actual refunds, rather than simple shut-downs of IRS collections efforts concerning years too far in the past for refunds claims to be honored.

Let's start with Matthew's victory for 2016:

Here is the filing that secured this refund.

You'll notice that this refund notice reflects a new twist on the victory-in-progress scam we occasionally see being used to harass educated filers. This is the scam by which the IRS proposes to keep Chapter 21 (FICA) withholdings even while admitting that no related taxes are due. (Click on that last link for a bit of a drill-down on all that.)

Usually the v-i-p scam involves attempts to simply (and absurdly) pretend that no FICA withholdings took place. In this new version, Matthew's refund notice acknowledges his actual total withholdings, listing them as his "account balance before this change". We then see an unexplained "Decrease in credit for tax withheld" (which happens to be exactly the total of the FICA withholdings from Matthew in 2016), and finally a declaration of "Refund due" which is the difference-- that is, everything withheld from Matthew except the FICA withholdings.

Note the "explanation" under the bold "Refund due: $13,001.00" on the left-hand side: "Based on information you provided, we changed your Form 100 to correct your: total federal income tax withheld". The implication is that Matthew withdrew his claim for the refund of the FICA withholdings, or compromised that claim somehow.

But of course neither of these things happened. In fact, the IRS "account transcript" concerning Matthew and 2016 actually reports the "reduced or removed W-2 or 1099 withholding" of the FICA amount as being dated 4-15-17, more than 18 months before Matthew even filed his return:

The bottom line here is that this new "v-i-p" scam is just the same as the old one in character, and not the least bit more defensible-- it's just the same pig wearing different lipstick.

BTW, IT'S WORTH POINTING OUT THAT the v-i-p shenanigans weren't the only bad things done by an IRS attempting to minimize the hit to Leviathan's treasury by Matthew's invocation of the Founders' law in regard to 2016 withholdings-- an IRS which probably now realizes it would have been far better off to have never asked Matthew to file returns in the first place back in 2018...

First, Matthew was treated to a delay/intimidation/harassment shot by way of an "Identity Verification" demand. As Matthew explained here in connection with one of his earlier victories, identity verification wasn't really on the agenda the day he visited an IRS office to deal with the issue. (Read Matthew's description of what WAS on the agenda that day, and consider: maybe this event was the pretext for the "based on information you provided" nonsense?)

In addition, Matthew was treated to a "frivolous return penalty" threat for his (eventually)-processed, (mostly)-honored and fully-acknowledged return-- a threat which appears to have been sent out between Matthew's phone-call about the ID challenge last March and his follow-up visit to the IRS office on that issue (all of which pre-dated the processing of Matthew's return by a month or so).

That threat has already cranked through to the point of an alleged "charge" of the penalty (in July); and then a "Notice of intent to levy" sent out in September. All this is an apparent set-up for a ding of Matthew's refund when the check is sent out sometime over the next few weeks (and all without affording Matthew the prior Collections Due Process hearing which is required by law but is terribly inconvenient to the agency, as in Steve and Daisy Butler's 2017 victory, discussed here).

Are we having fun yet? Well, maybe not.

Are we tying the law-defying "ignorance tax" schemers in desperation knots, yet? BIG TIME.


As you can see, same game, different year...

Here is Matthew's filing for 2017. Just as in the 2016 case, the IRS is trying to game away the FICA withholdings, with even its transcript for Matthew and 2017 being identical to the 2016 version displayed above, save only for differences in a few dates.

As for 2016, Matthew also got the "ID challenge"; the "frivolous return penalty" threat; the "Notice of Penalty Charge" and the "Notice of Intent to Levy" (but again, not a final notice by which the "collections due process hearing window" opens).

Again, all I can say is, "Dance, evil robot! Dance!!"


MATTHEW BOSSARD ISN'T ALONE, of course. His latest victories arrived amid the usual, constant flurry of checks arriving in the mailboxes of CtC-educated filers. So as long as we're in a "victory posting" mode, let's celebrate the contributions to the rule of law by a few more good Americans.

K. Lovins

K. HAS ALSO SHARED two recent victories-- one with the feds for 2016, and one with Maryland for 2016-- both on amended returns. Let's start with the federal victory:

K. secured this complete refund-- plus interest-- by way of this 1040X.

HERE IS K.'s Maryland victory for 2016:

This one has a couple of speedbumps thrown down by Maryland before the state threw in the towel and admitted the truth. Here is K.s return, and here and here are the short-lived expressions of balkiness by the state.


Richard & Jane Callaham

RICHARD AND JANE also share a fine victory-- this one federal and for 2018:

Here is the filing that secured this complete refund.

GOTTA LOVE ALL THESE HEROES!! Matthew's and K.'s and Richard & Jane's victories join those of the tens of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented here. Each constitutes another critical step toward the restoration of the Founders republic and the true rule of law.

Don't you wish your victories were proudly posted, too?

It's easy. Stand up on behalf of the law, and then share the evidence.

That's all there is to it!

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"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams


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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 26- In 1778, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui, Hawaii.  In 1789, a national Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in America upon the recommendation of George Washington.


The Galileo Factor

No one needs a victory to display in order to spread the truth about the tax...

I HEARD THE OTHER DAY from an educated fellow who nonetheless complained of being unable to effectively spread the good news about the income tax. His problem, as he saw it, was that his lack of a personal victory to display rendered his outreach efforts hollow and unpersuasive.

The subtext of my correspondent's mental roadblock is that he can't present the truth about the tax to others without the support of official agreement. To put it in other terms, my correspondent felt that unless the folks against whose interests and desires it stands admit to it, the truth can't be presented as true.

LEAVING ASIDE THE OBVIOUS RESPONSE that an enormous sea of admissions is available for anyone's use in outreach (admissions both of this sort and of this sort), I want to make one suggestion to my hampered correspondent (and to all others similarly plagued by this self-inflicted conundrum, from a disturbing number of whom I have heard over the years): Remember Galileo.

For those who do not [remember Galileo], allow me to summarize. Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer and polymath whose very early-- indeed, groundbreaking-- use of the telescope allowed him to confirm by observation the conclusions of Nicholaus Copernicus of the heliocentric character of our solar system, which is to say that the Earth revolved around the Sun, which lay static at the center of the system. This, as opposed to the officially-approved doctrine that the Sun and other celestial objects all revolved around a central and static Earth.

As noted, the conclusions Galileo championed were contrary to official positions. The government of his time not only refused to admit the truth of the Copernican and Galilean observations, but even went so far as to punish Galileo for making them (forcing him to recant under threat of death, and subjecting him to house arrest for the remainder of his life for his temerity in defying the authorities).

But of course, Galileo was correct. As he is said to have muttered after facing the anger of an officialdom not merely of a mere political nature but asserting divine inspiration behind its every pronouncement and its every refused admission, "And yet, it moves..."

Galileo's meaning, of course, is, "I don't give a damn what you asshats say about it, or don't say about it. I have seen the evidence with my own eyes, and facts are facts, however inconvenient they may be to your ambitions."

JUST SO, THE TRUTH ABOUT the income tax. Even if there WEREN'T the enormous sea of admissions to share, and even if instead every response of every "official" and "authority" were monolithically to the contrary, the facts are plain, clear, and fully in hand.

Nothing more is needed to demonstrate the truth to anyone with more than an eighth-grade education, other than perhaps to introduce the Galileo Factor into that presentation, just as I have done here.

Go forth and teach the truth, my friends, as though your liberty depends on it. 'Cause it does.

Don't let anything stop you.

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson


"A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate"

-Thomas Jefferson

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A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

You NEED to defend yourself and your kids against this now-high-inertia effort to destroy liberty.

Watch this fascinating 12 minute video on how climate data are misrepresented.

Then share this link with everyone you can

H/T to Jonesy for circulating this fun little meme and video link.


Which Storm Is It Going To Be For You? 1776's? Or 1984's?

Choose wisely and well, and may the FOURCE be with you.

No one can guarantee success in all they do in life. But anyone can guarantee that they DESERVE success in anything they do.


Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

Notes And Tips For Educated Filers


A Two-Minute Review Of CtC

David Bindel reminds us that there's either the rule of law, or there isn't.

HEY! SAYING IT AGAIN!! DON'T YOU WISH YOUR INSPIRING BEING-THE-STORM VIDEO was posted? This is easy to do, and very important (plus it can get you some great losthorizons swag!). See (and carefully read in their entirety) these guidelines and encouragements.


Some Good Perspective From The Delightfully Sardonic John Prine

Another guy who's always had his head screwed on pretty straight, even though with a decidedly whimsical tilt.


Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

FIND AND SHARE this video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4UKUs9ErBDU.

Learn how (and why) to share YOUR testimony, here.


The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

This simple step will make a world of difference in how things end up.


IRS Desperation Gets Truly Bizarre As CtC Warriors Continue To March Forward

A "Notice of Deficiency" for... $0. The most imaginative writer in Hollywood couldn't dream this stuff up.


JFK conspiracy? No problem... Income Tax conspiracy? C'mon, man, don't be silly! How could that ever happen?!

Cognitive dissonance in action.


Do You Know Who Pays For All That "Patriot Theater" At The Stadium?

Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all just statist consent-engineering propaganda.


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 27- In 1870, the New York Times dubs baseball America's National Game.  1924, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City.  In 1965, Pentagon officials inform the Johnson administration that a "surge" is necessary for success in Vietnam.


The Law, In Seven Pages





Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money for their own uses.

If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that use.



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There are real great deeds to be done, and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and frankly, your real future is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to penetrate the illusions.

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The Biggest Snow-Job In World History: The Myth That 1913 America Adopted A Marxist Progressive Tax On "All That Comes In"

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

-James Madison



Thank goodness the sun is now shining...


PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to discourage people from rebutting allegations that they had done things I can tax, and wanted to keep them from successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I would salt the "tax honesty" community with passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a 1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...



Hey, People! It's Time For A 16th Anniversary Christmas Special!!

Any excuse for a party, right? How about a free CtC to help you celebrate?!

I THINK WE'D ALL AGREE that sometimes the truth can be a pesky thing-- demanding, disturbing, and seriously inconvenient. The fact is, when you know the truth, you have to act on it, or be party to a lie; and when that lie is old, entrenched, vigorously defended and comfortingly familiar, the correcting truth can be very hard to learn, and even harder to act upon.

That's why one of the most challenging gifts to receive this holiday season is a copy of 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America'.

Learning the truth about the income tax means setting aside misconceptions nurtured for a lifetime. Acting on that truth means abandoning lifelong servility to the state through the offices of the IRS-- the one organization whose carefully cultivated reputation as a rabid junkyard dog is feared by everyone in America.

Both of those things are really hard!

However, those very same challenges also make 'Cracking the Code-...' the most rewarding gift to get or give this holiday season.

After all, how better could you communicate to those you love the high degree of esteem in which you hold them? How more certain of your high regard could they be made, after such a display of your faith in their character?

(Helping them stop unnecessary losses of up to 40% or more of their earnings each year goes over pretty well, too, by the way...)

So, pass out a little panic this year.

Then stand back and watch your special someone stand tall, like the real American he or she was born to be.

Oh, and by the way...

It being the season for giving, I'm gifting YOU with a free CtC to give to that special someone!

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: Order two items at full price on a single order postmarked between now and December 31, 2019-- books or Companion CDs-- and I'll throw in a fresh and shiny new copy of CtC at no charge. All you have to do is write, "Send me CtC for free, Pete!" on the printed form or note you send with your order. It's that simple!


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Regarding Trolleries

(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from learning the truth about the "income tax")



FOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This effort involves official government websites and press releases touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds with some CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the real substance of the ruling)-- and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.

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Are the presentations and resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?

Tim Kendrick has posted a video on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to feel obligated in any way.

But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only the cost of a cheap paperback.

Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support. No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to act let it be solely because it seems right.


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 28- In 1895, the first American automobile race is run-- 54 miles of thunder and speed.  The winner hit the finish line after approximately 10 hours of hard driving.  In 1907, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.  In 1979, an Air New Zealand DC 10 crashes at full speed into Mt. Erebus, Antarctica, due to a navigation error, killing all 257 on board.  As can be plainly seen from the image below, actual high-speed large-commercial-aircraft crashes leave a whole lot of obvious wreckage:

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In 1991, South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple::






All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.

Leadership is a challenge. But it's not complicated, and you can do it.


The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

If you're not talking this one up everywhere and helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the rule of law...


In light of the actual evidence, those who doubt or deny the accuracy and correctness of CtC just because some government officials denounce it are like the 16th-century Europeans who were mystified by Copernicus getting all those astronomical predictions right even though the church had said he was wrong.

Do you have a victory to share?  Click here to learn how to do so.

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Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?

Set Your Church Free

Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.

You're a passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular contributions of fuel from the passengers to keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable waterfall ahead, and note a soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger each day. What does common sense suggest?


Copy and post this one around, people!le!




Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the well-funded disinformation specialists class


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 29- In 1947, the UN General Assembly votes to partition Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states.  In 1963, the Warren Commission is established to investigate the assassination of JFK.  In 1967, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara resigns.  In 1972, 'Pong' makes its first appearance, in a tavern in California.  In 1983, the UN General Assembly resolves that the Soviet Union should end its occupation of Afghanistan.


Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word??

SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to believe about something as entrenched and significant as the income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help cut through the resistance:

Ask your listener how he or she would react if you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the time because people don't understand how it works? Or how about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying the same?

Now you just have to explain that you're going to show exactly those things-- but because the state really doesn't want people to know this, these things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press release. But it'll be worth the effort...


The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool families and community groups, your neighbors, your family members, your pastors and co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs, members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth movement, other activist movements and everyone else, you have only yourself to blame for your troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which you might complain. It's on you.

WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI (weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

-Thomas Jefferson

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Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.

"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."

-Thomas Paine




ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY: Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't do this all by myself.

"In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

-George Orwell


Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC Warrior SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States "income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family! Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the liberating truth!!

Click here to take the test

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The "Deep State" Has Been Redefined As Career Bureaucrats Doing Their Patriotic Duty

by Edward Curtin

It gets funny, this shallow analysis of the deep state that is currently big news. There’s something ghoulish about it, perfectly timed for Halloween and masked jokers. What was once ridiculed by the CIA and its attendant lackeys in the media as the paranoia of “conspiracy theorists” is now openly admitted in reverent tones of patriotic fervor. But with a twisted twist.

It was two years ago, early in the Trump administration, when The New Yorker and Salon, among many others, were asserting in no uncertain terms that there was no deep state in the United States, and so Trump had nothing to fear from that quarter since it was a figment of his paranoia. Kit Knightly, brilliantly demolished this spurious propaganda on March 21, 2017 in a must read reminder of how tricksters play their games. See his “There is No Deep State…it just looks like there is” in the Off-Guardian.

The corporate mass-media have recently discovered a “deep state” that they claim to be not some evil group of assassins who work for the super-rich owners of the country and murder their own president (JFK) and other unpatriotic dissidents (Malcom X, MLK, RK, among others) and undermine democracy home and abroad, but are now said to be just fine upstanding American citizens who work within the government bureaucracies and are patriotic believers in democracy intent on doing the right thing.


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I HAVEN'T READ A LOT OF EDWARD CURTIN'S STUFF, but everything I have read has evinced a rare ability to see and sort out the unspoken agenda of those whose products Curtin is examining. This piece is no exception, and the substance of this one is a matter near and dear to my own area of interest: propaganda and other deceptions and manipulations by which the mandarins of the status quo secure their power.

It's just a shame that Curtin doesn't know that there is a solution to the spin-meisters and those they serve, and one which is 100% in the hands of the individuals who will benefit from its deployment. I am sure that if he knew, someone with as incisive a mind as Curtin would be broadcasting this liberating, Leviathan-crushing news as loudly as his big voice can manage.

Maybe someone will figure out a way to tell him.

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A Little Extra

EVEN AS ARDENT A STATIST as Abraham Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means..."

Held over great reading recommendations:

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie


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November 30- In 1782, Representatives of the United States and Great Britain sign preliminary articles of peace as the first step toward the 1783 Treaty of Paris in which Britain relinquishes all claim to each of the 13 sovereign and independent American states.  In 1804, impeachment proceedings are begun against United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase for allowing political bias to influence his judicial decisions.  In 1872, the first-ever international football (soccer) match takes place, between Scotland and England.  In 1999, large-scale protests against a WTO meeting in Seattle force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.


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About The Author

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare ‘contributions’ withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in ‘Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America’’ (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next book.

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