If complexity is the problem, then simplicity is the solution
and there is no doubt that we are all living in a highly complex world that
relatively few understand. By that, I'm not talking about machines and I'm
not talking about systems per se. What I am talking about are the ideas
that propelled us into this complexity with the layers of systems that resulted
from them and the marketing concepts layered on top of that which presented a
Pollyanna's view of a fully automated world of Digital Opportunities for All.
The fact that policy makers were blinded by the $Green$
is undeniable. They bought Pollyanna's vision and never looked at the flip
side - the dark side. They never logic checked the projections and I can
say that with a high degree of certainty because when one does do a logic check,
the dreams turn into nightmares rather quickly. In the business, it's what
we call a no-brainer. It doesn't take much grey matter to figure it out.
For example -
If you were to ask Pollyanna, what does this baby need?
Pollyanna says: A computer! A cell phone! Fiber Optic
Cable! Technical Education! A human being not blinded by
money says, that baby needs food, shelter and love. That's what I mean by
Now that you've had a glimpse of the flip side of the coin.
You need to know who the Pollyanna's were who made the decisions for the entire
world to make technology the singular and most important objective of government
and corporate policy.
Genoa Plan of Action - Digital Opportunities for All - May 11, 2001
The G8 as I hope you know, are the countries with the largest
economies. The 'G' supposedly stands for Group but the Group was led by
the GATT countries - the countries who were signatories to the Generalized
Agreement on Trade and Tariffs. The same group that created the World
Trade Organization through a series of agreements on global trade and financial
policy since 1944. The agreements are collectively known as the Bretton
G8 Summit - Genoa -
July 20-22, 2001 - Digital Opportunities for All:
Meeting the Challenge
On page 2, in the Foreword, it says the following - emphasis
added. ICT is 'information and communications
ICT can thus help to ignite a virtuous circle
of sustainable development.
Pollyanna wrote that statement. The circle of
continuous improvement only works when you are moving in a good and positive
direction. Otherwise, the circle turns into a spiral into the depths of
hell driven by evil beyond ordinary abilities to comprehend. And that's
where we are. We are in the death spiral to hell.
Some might accuse me of hyperbole but it isn't hyperbole.
It's simply my skills and training as an analyst to project the evolution of
systems as they are being designed and built - always positioning for the next
phase. That is the definition of the so-called virtuous circle - always
preparing for the next phase of development - or as it happens now, digging
deeper towards technocratic hell. In this dynamic, errors compound
with each misstep and if you take the wrong direction altogether as they did,
what you are building is disaster compounding.
What prompted me to write this was
that a friend told me about a chart that was shown at a Senate hearing last week
while I was out of town. The hearing was held by the Senate Judiciary Committee on
2013. Diane Feinstein who is a big fan of the surveillance, police state
presented the chart. The subject was about NSA's programs of surveillance
on the communications and personal information on citizens - at least according to former Booz Allen
Hamilton employee, Edward Snowden.
Naturally, I went
to the Senate website, Diane Feinstein's page to see if I could get a clear copy
of the graphic. I didn't find that, but I did find a copy of her statement
that she read at the beginning of the hearing. The following are
excerpts from that statement:
ďI believe maybe only
Senator Hatch was on the
in 2001. In midyear,
the DCI, whose name was
George Tenet, came in to
meet with us, and what
he said was that he
predicted that, within
three months, there
would likely be an
attack on this country.
He didnít know what,
he didnít know when, he
didnít know how.
As a matter of fact, I
went onómy staff just
receivedóCNN on July 1,
2001, and said this:
ďThere is a major
possibility of a
within the next three
months.Ē Thatís a direct
quote from what I said.
Then something took
place, which I thought
could never take place
in this country, and
thatís 9/11. I never
believed there could be
training schools for
pilots who would teach
people how to fly, but
not to land, in this
I never thought our
visa system was so weak
that they could admit
terrorists to this
country. But I was
The event happened, and
it was catastrophic for
people, for this nation,
for our standing, but
most importantly because
of the death and
destruction that it
brought about this
And then we learned
that there were
stovepipes, and our
inadequate, and we
couldnít collect enough
data. And then we
learned that there was a
man by the name of
Khalid al-Mihdhar, one
of the group in San
So our great strength today, ladies and gentlemen, in protecting this homeland, is to be able to have the kind of technology thatís able to piece together data while protecting rights.
I listened to this program being described as a surveillance program. It is not. There is no content collected by the NSA. There are bits of dataólocation, telephone numbersóthat can be queried when there is reasonable, articulable suspicion. [Note: NSA does not collect locational information under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.]
If it looks like itís something for an individual in this country, it then goes to the FBI for a probable cause warrant, and a full investigation takes place.
I so regret what is happening. I will do everything I can to prevent this program from being cancelled out. Thereís going to be a bill in my committee to do it, thereís a bill in this committee to do it.
And, unfortunately, very few of us sat on that committee, when George Tenet came in, in June of 2001, and said we anticipate a strike, but we donít know what, we donít know where, we donít know when.
What were they missing? Information.
What is the solution for lack of information? Systems of
information using communications and computer technology.
It turns out that
Juan Zarate, just a few weeks before 9/11
moved from the U.S. Attorney's office to the Treasury Department to
wage financial warfare using bank information as part of the "global war on
terrorism". And funny thing, every act of terrorism generates requirements
for more information and more integration and consolidation of information
systems to eliminate "stovepipes". A few million invested
in an event can generate billions in revenue from systems development.
Getting back to George
Tenet, on September 12,
2001, he gave a statement to
the CIA Workforce that is
published on the
The one thing I would ask
you to focus on in that
statement is the following -
As President Bush said last night, the search for the sponsors of these unspeakable acts has already begun. Our Agency is among the leaders of that search.
the sponsors are the people
who paid for the event and
the money flowed through the
financial system supposedly
(cash still works and I
understand that North Korea
makes a fine copy of the
$100 bill and then there is
always payment in-kind -
hard to track that).
But regardless, the ducks
were all in a row for the
fascist integration of
government and banks in
All they needed was an event
big enough to justify that
integration and 9/11 gave it
to them and Juan Zarate was
in position to capitalize on
it - no pun intended.
When there is a compounding error, the
job of a Systems Analyst is to backtrack to the point of failure because
compounding errors can never be corrected except at the point of origin.
In 1986, China notified the G7 - GATT
members of it's wish to
resume membership in that organization. In September of 1986,
the U.S. Trade Representative, William Brock
initiated the Uruguay Round at Punta Del Este at the GATT Ministerial
the G7-8 Summit in Houston, Texas, the group decided to create the World
Trade Organization which by definition becomes governing authority for
international trade. Also in 1990, then
Senator David Boren
had an article published in the Washington Post calling for a change in U.S.
Foreign Policy. He called for the State Department to shift from
nation-state diplomacy to become pimps for big business. There is no doubt
that he was salivating at the idea of the gold at the end of the Chinese
"For the past four decades, America's allies have been
willing to follow this country's lead largely because of the perceived
threat from the Soviet Union and the Eastern bloc. As long as there was a
threat, they needed the shield of American military protection, especially
when we were bearing so much of the economic burden of paying for itÖ
A different set of assets will be needed for a leadership role in the next
century. Economic strength along with the moral force of America's political
and social example as a model for others will be more important. While we
must remain prepared to deal with a variety of military threats, overall
military strength will be less important...
Second, change the perspective of American embassies and missions to give
greater emphasis to supporting our economic interests. We must recruit more
people into the Foreign Service and intelligence agencies with economic
skills and training. Right
now, two-thirds of our embassies do not even have a commercial officer in
the embassy to assist our businesses. When we do have a commercial officer,
it is three times as likely that the official is a foreign national.
Embassies must be regarded as outposts to further our
economic interests. We must put behind us the attitude that commercial
sections of diplomatic missions are nuisances best relegated to basements or
annexes. If we don't restore our economic influence we will soon be without
Pollyanna's point of view on David Boren's plan was that the
State Department economic offices would sell lots of American stuff to the
Chinese. The flip side view was that China could produce mass crap to
import and sell in the U.S. putting American businesses out of business.
At this point, there is no doubt as to which view was the true view.
Since 1974, everybody involved in trade negotiations and
international trade on behalf of the United States has been involved in treason
against the people of the United States. 1974 was the year that the
Congress authorized negotiations on issues other than tariffs - which means that
they used the G7 GATT agreement process as a backdoor way to force changes in
our domestic economy and domestic laws and those changes have been to cripple
and gut the U.S. economy - to cannibalize it from the inside out.
Transportation as the Trojan Horse
In 1988, a spin-off group from a Texas regional transportation
planning project was formed. They called themselves Mobility 2000 and
their purpose was to develop a plan for a national automated highway system.
The plan they developed was called the Intelligent Vehicle Highway System (IVHS)
and it was adopted as national transportation policy in the Intermodal Surface
Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991.
Essentially, the plan was that if it moves, trap it, track it
and ultimately, tax or toll it. Given the number of cars, trucks, buses,
motorcycles, bicycles, planes, trains, boats, etc. they were looking at
incomprehensible amounts of money to be made by technology companies.
There was so much in fact, that the defense contractors even went for a piece of
DOT - Implementation of
the National Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS) Program Plan
There are a number of really important things to note in that
report. The government provided the funding for the development of the
technologies through the universities. Also, See Page 29 - Defense
Technology Conversion. There is no difference between tracking an
enemy airplane, ship or vehicle - and tracking a family on their drive to church
Who Goes There?
An automated national highway system provided government funding
and support for systems to identify and "background check" every moving thing in
the U.S. essentially, turning the United States into a battle space and
everybody here into a potential criminal or terrorist until proven otherwise.
The above started out with the Pollyanna view of efficiency and
convenience. Booz Allen Hamilton was one of the principal
contractors for transportation systems design and implementation and not
surprisingly, Booz Allen Hamilton was involved in DARPA's Total Information
Awareness (TIA) system. The above concept was the demon seed for TIA.
NAFTA Superhighway Memory Hole by D. Niwa
I hope you noticed that the development plan on the left is for
the North American International Trade Corridor. That "trade corridor" is
what we Americans refer to as our interstate highway system and though they
don't show it on this particular cover, the corridor extends from the tip of
Mexico up through Canada.
When you put all of these pieces together, you'd have to be a
knuckle-dragging Neanderthal not to understand that Total Information Awareness
was designed for the purpose controlling a population who will someday soon
learn that the G8 provided the Digital Opportunity for a coup d'etat and
that it wasn't accidental because they are the same people who negotiated away
our sovereignty in the trade agreements. The corporations that supported
it are the same corporations who have profited from it and that will be the fascist policymakers for a territorial
administration under global corporate rule.
What most probably have not put together is that it is Booz
Allen Hamilton that will benefit from the takedown of the NSA. Edward
Snowden served them very well. And ultimately, it won't matter much to
James Clapper and Keith Alexander if the NSA does go down because there will be
a job for them at Booz Allen.
I almost forgot - I didn't show you the chart that Diane
Feinstein presented to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the public:
Note: I added the arrows, circle and labels.
October 12, 2013