No Easy Way Out of This
The recent decision, last week, by a typically corrupt judge, to dismiss the first lawsuit filed by slandered Kentucky teen Nicholas Sandman, hammered home again just how absolutely corrupt America 2.0 has become. The idea that any judge could look at the nature of the biased, inflammatory, and inaccurate coverage of the teen’s actions and character by the Washington Post, and then basically give it a stamp of approval, should stun any of the few remaining civil libertarians out there.
The Post, like all the mainstream media, totally distorted and mischaracterized the encounter between a group of Catholic school kids on a field trip, and a Native American “elder.” They cast the white teens in the clear role of “bad guys,” with Nicholas Sandman, in particular, portrayed as an aggressive, disrespectful and entitled example of “white privilege.” And they, again like everyone in our state-controlled press, totally ignored the real instigators of the incident; a group of loud, profane, and wildly racist Black Hebrews.
I keep in contact with Sandman’s attorney Todd McMurtry, and he told me in an email a few days ago that, while disappointed, he remains hopeful that they will prevail in lawsuits against other huge mainstream outlets, and perhaps some of the hateful celebrities who smeared the young teenager on social media and on television. I said at the time, and continue to believe, that these lawsuits hold the potential to be a real Lexington and Concord moment, in terms of fighting the systemic tyranny that has all but destroyed this country.
At nearly the same moment, another corrupt judge (are there any other kind?) ruled that the Democratic National Committee basically had a perfect right to rig their primaries in 2016. I don’t expect the one who got screwed by the DNC in that process, Bernie Sanders, to complain. He has never uttered a peep of protest about the outright theft of the party nomination from him, in order to benefit the Queen of Corruption, Hillary Clinton. Sanders is so deluded he now publicly chants the “Russia! Russia! Russia!” line. Sorry, Bernie, it wasn’t “Russia” who robbed you.
I’ve nearly finished my book on show business, tentatively titled On Borrowed Fame. My next project, it’s becoming clear, must be an expose of our monstrous injustice system. The disparities in sentencing alone mimic the disparity of wealth that I wrote about in Survival of the Richest. Throw in unbridled, unlawful cops who have shown no hesitancy in planting evidence to frame the innocent, ambitious, unprincipled prosecutors, and unknowledgeable, often stupid jurors, and you have our brutal, ugly adversarial system of “justice” in all its glory.
The courts have ruled that ignorance of the law is no defense. For a common citizen, that is. If you’re a police officer, whose job it would seem is to be an expert on the laws they enforce, it is perfectly okay to be ignorant about them. The same courts have ruled that our draconian asset forfeiture laws are not only legal, but parties totally unconnected to the suspected (not proven) violations of law can have their property confiscated, too. And remember, if you somehow run into an honest judge, or an empathetic jury, and are exonerated, you could still fight for years to get it back. Utah passed a law in 2017 that required property be returned to those who were found not guilty of the charges that resulted in the forfeiture. But Utah is just one state. A man in Minnesota, for example, was acquitted of burglary charges, but still had to forfeit his car.
No politician, in either party, is talking about the maddening inconsistency of our courts, or the unconstitutional overreaching of power by judges at all levels. How many talk about the onerous asset forfeiture laws, which have become an essential part of our disastrous policing for profit system? It was refreshing to see Tulsi Gabbard confront the putrid Kamala Harris for her own authoritarian record as California’s Attorney General during last night’s Democratic Party debates. For her efforts, Gabbard is being depicted by many sheeple today as a tool of Russia.
From my own personal experiences over the past year, in trying to find justice over the most unfair job termination imaginable, I understand now more than ever that our courts are not the answer. We cannot seek a redress of our grievances there. And eighty percent or so of Americans have quite a lengthy list of grievances. This list make Thomas Jefferson’s “long train of abuses and usurpations” look like child’s play in comparison. The tyranny present-day Americans face, every day, from government and big business, would cause our Founders to call for the most enthusiastic Boston Tea Party the world has ever seen.
So if the courts aren’t the answer, what is? The electoral process? Every election, American voters return some 96% of the worst criminals in this country, to office. Very few of them have “represented” their constituents even occasionally during their lucrative careers of “public service.” I recounted the yeoman efforts of the late Collier brothers in Hidden History. Their work on voting fraud, detailed in their book Votescam, proved beyond any doubt that our votes aren’t being counted. And if they are, that would actually be worse; it would mean that our fellow citizens, with a vote just as significant as any of ours, actually believe that the Nancy Pelosis, the Mitch McConnells, the Chucky Schumers, etc. are worthy of reelection.
Clearly, then, the ballot box isn’t the answer, either. When you are returning your awful “representatives” back to office at an average rate higher than the Politburo at the height of the Soviet Union, you aren’t going to change anything. Whether it was Emma Goldman or Mark Twain, the sentiment is appropriate; if voting made any difference, it would be illegal. We aren’t going to vote ourselves out of this.
A second actual revolution is also bound to fail. The most powerful military force in the history of the world would be the enemy, not some naive and proper British redcoats. Don’t for a minute think the military would side with the people. Individual members, certainly. But the ones controlling the bombs, the missiles, and the tanks would all be die hard members of the Deep State. Police forces would be aligned against the people, too. The kind of mindless thugs who brutalize the public, and seem to intimidate their more reasonable peers as much as they do the citizens who pay their salaries, are not likely to sign up for anything opposing tyranny.
But the biggest obstacle here is the apathy of the public. Most people have been frightened into conformity. The campaigns to even get people to not buy gasoline on a particular day have all been failures. The average American is so docile, so submissive to his corrupt and incompetent leaders, that he is unwilling to even make what is essentially an anonymous, risk-free attempt at protest. One cannot envision these folks ever donning yellow jackets, or effectively standing up to even the most egregious abuses of power.
All we can do, ultimately, is set the best example possible in our daily lives. To “send forth tiny ripples of hope,” in the words of Robert F. Kennedy. To awaken one slumbering American at a time, to the giant elephants and naked emperors roaming all over this crumbling country.
Posted on August 1, 2019, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
Imagine we are 50 years into the future. The date is June 26, 2069 and you are living in Detroit, Michigan.
Walking down the street, there are two things you immediately notice have changed dramatically since 2019: how Detroit looks and how its people move.
Detroit is booming.
The city does not resemble a post-apocalyptic Robocop movie set. In fact, the economic comeback that started in the early part of the 21st century never slowed. The city has swelled from 700,000 people in 2019 to three million in 2069. More than that, Detroit is global. Roughly, 10 times as many Detroiters now identify themselves as multi-racial, compared to a half-century earlier.
Engineers and designers from around the world flock to the city because of its reputation as America’s hotbed for jobs in artificial intelligence, robotics and new modes of transportation. As population density has grown, so has Detroit’s skyline. The historic Renaissance Center now looks up at seven other buildings. Beyond that, Detroit’s skyline officially has the world’s largest surviving collection of early 20th century gilded and art deco buildings, thanks to early 21st century activists.
Detroit’s skyscrapers are no longer just for people. Multiple 14-story vertical indoor farms dot the skyline, growing cash crops that use a fraction of the land and water taken up by traditional farms, without soil or chemicals. Wealth promotes health.
Detroit still drives.
The second thing that will have changed drastically since 2019 is how Detroit moves. Metro Detroit is not driverless as many people thought it would be earlier in the century.
Many of Detroit’s suburban streets allow self-driving vehicles and drivers to share the road, but at slower speeds and with one lane designated for human-drivers. By law, all vehicles must be connected to traffic infrastructure at all times. This means even classic cars, like the “Imported from Detroit” 2012 Chrysler 300, will need to be retrofitted with new technology.
The fastest way to get around Metro Detroit is through mobility subscription plans. Similar to Netflix, but for moving, not movies.
These plans give everyone access to autonomous vehicles, as well as shuttles, e-scooters, e-rickshaws and e-bikes. Ford, GM, Uber, Lyft, Walmart, Delta Airlines, Amazon and other fleet management companies sell these customizable plans to residents. Each plan gives Detroiters quick and convenient access to a range of mobility options on a daily, monthly or annual basis.
Streets have changed.
Starting in the 2020s, local and national leaders realized the best way to fight congestion, reduce accidents and uncover new city revenue was to redesign city streets to serve people first and vehicles second. Every major and mid-sized city embraced this trend by the late 2040s. Putting people first has moved some vehicle traffic below or above ground.
For example, the city moved Jefferson Avenue’s 10 lanes of traffic underground into well-lit tunnels with no stop signs or red lights, only signs that give your ETA. Above those tunnels, streams and waterfalls from clean water run-off were elevated and exposed next to walkways, bikeways, scooterways and green space.
A little further north in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood, Cass Avenue re-imagined what an avenue could look like without lanes. Vehicles and citizens operate in harmony, aware of each other thanks to advanced artificial intelligence and 24/7 real-time digital mapping. Streets like Cass are a lot quieter now. No need for car horns and sirens, sensors pick up close calls or emergencies. With the rise of EVs, charging stations are now embedded in the pavement, hidden from the public and accessible to all.
Let’s talk about autonomous vehicles themselves, which operate on 12-hour shifts before returning to nests along Metro Detroit’s interstates. While some still have a front and backseat, many have designs that let riders interact, order lunch, entertain children or even workout.
The majority of AV interiors are sleek with modern curves, but some resemble the backseat comfort of a late 1970s Cadillac. Upon arrival, your vehicle syncs with your 3D-hologram phone without breaching personal data and senses mood preferences through your wearable technology.
Wearables interact with vehicle sensors to detect if a rider is in danger or requires medical attention. The sleek wearables are now built into personal items, like wedding rings and earrings, and use body heat and solar energy to charge.
One part of the city that has transformed the most in 50 years, thanks to advancements in mobility, is Detroit’s Eastern Market, America’s largest historic public market district. Eastern Market now operates every day, and on multiple levels. To keep pace, vendors don’t require cash or card anymore; sensors on your wearables sync with secured payment systems.
Under the market, autonomous delivery trucks only inches apart move like a swarm of bees transporting goods. Meanwhile, above the market, droids and drones handle the doorstep deliveries and super bikeways shoot e-bikes into and out of the city.
Detroit has become a leader in urban air transit, or flying cars. These small, electric aircrafts take off and land vertically all over Metro Detroit, turning a two-hour commute from Detroit to Ann Arbor into a 10-minute flight. Imagine taking the elevator up to go home from work because an Uber is waiting on the roof. Just as skyscrapers let cities use land more efficiently, urban aircrafts let cities leverage roads more efficiently.
Re-purposed highway bridges now operate as “air hubs” for landing and charging these aircrafts. Besides having one of the world’s largest regional fleets, Detroit is a world leader in designing and manufacturing the aircrafts because of its assembly line capacity and centuries of engineering expertise.
For extended flights, DTW is no longer merely an airport. It’s also the newest major stop on America’s Hyperloop line and the World Hyperloop line, connecting New York to London via Russia and Alaska. These levitating Hyperloop trains glide at airline speed through a network of vacuum tubes that can transport passengers from Detroit to Chicago in less than 25 minutes.
These transportation options make Detroit not only the center of the global mobility industry, but also one of the best cities in the world to simply get around.
Why 2069 Matters Today
Advanced mobility in the year 2069 is not something future cities will enter, it is something today’s cities will create.
Every concept and technology I mentioned is already in development somewhere in the world. With bold, clever action and a 50-year head start, Detroit or any other city could bring this vision to life. For Detroit, doing this would still be easier than the Motor City’s first act, which was putting the world on wheels.
Simply put, the year 2069 will belong to the city that prepares for it first.
And yes, the Detroit Lions do end up winning a Super Bowl. Five actually.
Why not write about Jeffrey Epstein? Talk about a suspicious case! He had dirt on a lot of powerful people; a lot of them probably wanted him dead
Give me time. I have written about it on social media, and yesterday provided an update to an interview I’d done very recently to Midnight Writer News about Epstein. https://midnightwriternews.com/mwn-episode-127-the-death-of-jeffrey-epstein/
Excellent article Donald (as are most of your articles). I am having a hard time posting this comment so if it shows up more than once I apologize.
There is an easy way to fix the civil justice system. Require the plaintiff to pay the amount of damages he is seeking if he loses the case. For example if I sue my neighbor for $1 million because his dog dug up a flower plant in my yard and I lose the case, then I have to pay my neighbor $1 million. This system would end frivolous lawsuits yesterday. The only reason frivolous lawsuits are profitable now is because the plaintiff usually only needs to pay court fees when he loses, so as long as he (actually his lawyers) hits the jackpot occasionally then it is worthwhile financially. If the lawyers win one frivolous lawsuit out of 30, and get $10 million on that one win, then it is worthwhile financially. However if the lawyers have to pay the amount of damages they are seeking every time they lose then obviously the frivolous lawsuits won’t be profitable anymore.
Obviously many people will scream that this system would be unfair to the plaintiff if he loses a case that was actually justified, however most people would get insurance before filing the suit. At first it would be existing insurance companies, but eventually there would be insurance companies that specialize in civil suits. If the plaintiff tried to file a frivolous lawsuit (e.g., $10 million lawsuit against McDonald’s because she spilled hot coffee in her lap) the insurance company would laugh them out of the office, or set the premium so high that the defendant couldn’t afford it. This system would also result in fairer damage amounts. Oftentimes lawsuits are justified, but the amount of damages being sought are excessive. For example, my lawsuit against my neighbor because of his dog was justified, but $1 million was an excessive amount. The insurance company would make me set a more reasonable amount, so that in case I lose the case they wouldn’t have to pay $1 million. Another advantage of this system that didn’t occur to me until I read this article is that the (corrupt) judges would not be able to dismiss lawsuits. If the insurance company thought the lawsuit was justified then that would be good enough for it to proceed to trial, because the insurance company would have to pay if the jury decides against the plaintiff. In this case here (the subject of the article), if the insurance company thought the slander lawsuit by Nicholas Sandman was justified then the judge would have no say in the matter.
However, this system could obviously never be implemented in our current system. There are far too many corrupt lawyers and judges that benefit from the current system. But if the current system ever collapses (e.g., after a Fourth Turning event) then this system could be implemented when we rebuild.
What you’re witnessing is the last gasps of the Empire. This is par for the course. It won’t last too much longer, relatively speaking, and there is nothing to be done about it. The great news is that it will end. Reset. The guiding hand of Providence will act as He always has. We all do our part which may seem insignificant. The evil doer does evil, the righteous does good and the vast majority do nothing. It’s the human condition which is factored in to the creator’s decisions I believe. He knows. He will ultimately make it right and everything in human history will cement into focus that nothing we did ever really made a long term difference. No system of government, no religious system, nothing brought about the utopia or justice we wanted. This will be the great reveal into which we finally submit to the master’s loving embrace.
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