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Call to Action: The Spectre of Social Unrest in Los Angeles . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 7 May 2019

Dear Ones,

At the level of the borderline poverty working family in Los Angeles today, there is a yearning for home ownership that is part and parcel of the American dream. Yet because of the high entry bar to home ownership, few blue collar working families can hope to achieve this dream.

This gives rise to hopelessness regarding the American way of life, for masses of people who feel that home ownership will be forever beyond their grasp. It is just such feelings of hopelessness that cause lack of faith in the American way of life, and can promulgate social unrest; even thoughts of revolution and of more even distribution of property through Communism.

Social unrest threatens those who own homes, those who have higher paying jobs, and those who offer employment here in Los Angeles. Thus it is in the best interests of those of us who have vested interests in this city, to offer hope to Los Angeles families who are economically less advantaged, whether they be renters of apartments or of rooms.

Here are two cost-effective ways to mitigate the spectre of social unrest in Los Angeles …

  • For borderline poverty working families who are renters, Los Angeles might offer apartment buildings with a ‘rent to own’ or ‘lease to own’ option. This option might be promoted through a State of California or local tax credit to apartment building owners.
  • In addition we could offer a Los Angeles or California monthly lottery prize of a home, so that the American dream of home ownership might be laid out and monthly publicized as a possibility, even for those who are as yet unable to obtain ‘rent to own’ or ‘lease to own’ housing.

I feel these two proposals, which are relatively inexpensive and might easily be embarked upon, would appeal to both the inchoate yearning and the realistic plans of Los Angeles families who hope for home ownership … and that they would do so in a manner both concrete and newsworthy.

It is the American dream of home ownership that keeps us strong as a people. No family among us that has the heart to work and to contribute to our community, ought suffer despondency in this regard. Let us raise high the standard of hope for a better tomorrow, for the sake of this great city we all … whether propertied or as yet renting … love and cherish.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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On Noticing Terrorist Actions by Ultra Right and Ultra Left . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 7 May 2019

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCED NEWS REPORTING IN MITIGATING HATE CRIMES AND TERRORIST ACTS
  • HATE CRIMES IN LOS ANGELES
    • Extreme Right Hate Crimes
    • Extreme Left Hate Crimes

Dear Ones,

I read up on hate crimes in a Los Angeles Police Department resource pamphlet I found at the table in front of the LAPD TownHall – Valley Bureau in Canoga Park on 27 March 2019. The information in the pamphlet was quite similar to that here …

Link: “Hate Crime Circular,” by the Los Angeles Police Department … http://www.lapdonline.org/crime_prevention/content_basic_view/8808 ..

On the topic of hate crimes, I have some thoughts  that are pertinent not only to the City of Los Angeles, but also to big cities all over America, I feel.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCED NEWS REPORTING IN MITIGATING HATE CRIMES AND TERRORIST ACTS

I note at the outset my concern that the mass media sometimes qualify hate crimes as ‘terrorist activities’ and sometimes not … depending, I feel, on the popularity, in the public eye, of the class of people that are being terrorized.

To my own mind, hatred of any group of people can lead to domestic ‘terrorist’ activities. I have the hope that national organizations such as Homeland Security are taking into account that cultures, nationalities, and religions that Americans look upon with a jaundiced eye, might more likely be the victims of hate crimes than might those cultures, nationalities, and religions that Americans look upon with favor, or with pity, as being the victims of hate crimes in years gone by.

HATE CRIMES IN LOS ANGELES

What with the economic problems here in the City of Los Angeles, I feel that many people are feeling more fearful of the changing times than in years past.

Extreme Right Hate Crimes

When property owners (such as myself) and business owners are faced with issues of homeless camping here and there, mail thefts, and home invasions, I feel there is a greater chance of extreme right terrorist activities … what you might call ultra conservative hate crimes … taking place.

Extreme Left Hate Crimes

Extreme Left For the disadvantaged, including rehabbed felons and unhomed, as well as for those amongst Angelenos (of whatever culture or ideology) who are very idealistic, the possibility arises, in times of change, that extreme left terrorist activities … say, fascist or revolutionary notions … might surface.

My concern is this: That the Los Angeles Police Department will be on the lookout for both sorts of hate crimes: extreme right, and extreme left? I feel that the moderate, middle path to solving the problems Los Angeles faces in the present day will surely help keep our city healthy and hopeful of a good tomorrow.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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For California Real Estate Professionals: Your Stance on the Homeless? . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 13 April 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is a question for California real estate professionals, especially those in the greater Los Angeles area …

I gather from recent Housing Market Forecasts by the California Association of Realtors … such as the February 2019 Housing Market Forecast, https://www.car.org/en/marketdata/marketforecast … that it must have been difficult for Los Angeles real estate professionals to make a living in recent years due to lack of housing affordability.

Is it your feeling that the presence of the homeless in the greater Los Angeles area makes it more difficult for the real estate professional to get by in the current economic environment? What is your stance on the homeless in the greater Los Angeles Area?

  • Do you feel that roughing them up might be justified so as to increase real estate values in the greater Los Angeles area?
  • Do you feel it might be possible to provide low-cost housing for the homeless in the Los Angeles area, while still maintaining property values?
  • Do you feel it might be better to undertake programs of relocation by locating social services for the homeless in areas such as South Central, where the communities might be more receptive to their presence?

What solutions do you espouse?

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Codeword for the Children of Earth: To Escape the Darkling Gosling’s Mental Conditioning . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 6 December 2018

  • THE MAN KNOWN AS ‘THE GOSLING’ OR ‘THE DARKLING GOSLING’
  • A CHRISTMAS GIFT TO THE GOSLING’S STUDENTS: CODEWORD AVUNCULAR
  • A STERLING EXAMPLE OF THE ANTISOCIAL SENSE OF HUMOR
    • Krampus … The Evil Shadow of Santa Claus
  • BLESSINGS OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON, FROM THE ANGEL REALM
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

THE MAN KNOWN AS ‘THE GOSLING’ OR ‘THE DARKLING GOSLING’

Here is a Christmas gift I channeled several months ago through the angelic realms. This gift is for the children who underwent extensive mental conditioning by the man known on the astral plane as ‘the Gosling’. This is the man currently in hiding, under a Lazarus-like presumption, like others of his antisocial ilk who, in this era of global telepathy, can no longer escape the wrath of humankind while presumed to be living.

First, know that this man is not protected under the auspices of any government or government agency. His authority is false authority, the presumption of a madman, a Consequentialist with Dystopian ideals similar to those of Hitler’s Inner Circle. His game is sedition, and his work endangers the peaceful coexistence of Earth’s nations.

Image: “The Valley 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 4 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “The Valley 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 4 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

A CHRISTMAS GIFT TO THE GOSLING’S STUDENTS: CODEWORD AVUNCULAR

The Christmas gift is this: For those children … now perhaps in their majority, or perhaps still young … who, in perfect unknowingness, and with naught but a desire to please their parents and to be lifted up by their teacher’s praise, underwent an experiment … whether in Chicago, in Los Angeles, or elsewhere … in creation of mindless workers for the Dark Hordes, the codeword to decondition your mental tangles is Avuncular. To release the Dark skeins in your mind, or in those of a friend, say to yourself …

“The code word is Avuncular! Your conditioning will be released Now.”

A STERLING EXAMPLE OF THE ANTISOCIAL SENSE OF HUMOR

The Gosling’s use of this particular codeword is an instructive instance of ASP (antisocial personality disorder) humor. The word ‘avuncular’ means ‘uncle-like’. The inference is that the mental conditioner is a kindly, well-meaning man … almost like an uncle.

Image: “The Valley 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 4 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “The Valley 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 4 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Krampus … The Evil Shadow of Santa Claus

The truth of the matter is far from this. He is like a child’s worst nightmare, the Krampus, the evil Shadow of Santa Claus! And this is the antisocial sense of humor: To torque the most cherished principles of humankind … such as the principle of Free Will … to their Dark opposite … to Mind Control of the young and helpless.

BLESSINGS OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON, FROM THE ANGEL REALM

This, then is a true Christmas gift of the Angel Realm to the Gosling’s students, no matter their age, no matter whether of the Chicago lineage, or of Los Angeles heritage: The codeword is Avuncular! May you be blessed, in this Christmas season, with a clear mind and free will, on this Free Will Planet.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Code Word to Release Mind Control: Avuncular,” by Alice B. Clagett, Filmed on 17 November 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-b7A ..

Image: “The Valley 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 4 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “The Valley 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 4 October 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Solar Cycle 25 and Predictions of Social Unrest … by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 25 October 2018

  • ISES SOLAR CYCLE SUNSPOT NUMBER PROGRESSION FOR SOLAR CYCLE 24 AND HALF OF SOLAR CYCLE 23 (YEARS 2000-2018)
  • ISES SOLAR CYCLE Ap PROGRESSION, YEARS 2000-2018
    • The Planetary A-Index versus the Planetary K-Index
  • 400 YEARS OF SUNSPOT OBSERVATIONS
    • Will Solar Cycle 25 Continue the ‘Milding’ Trend?
  • SOLAR MAXIMA AND SOCIAL UNREST IN EUROPE, YEARS 1750-2000
    • What Is the Likelihood That Social Unrest Will Occur at Times Other than those of Solar Cycle Maxima?
    • Prediction of Likely Time Frame of Social Unrest in a Global Context, During Upcoming Solar Cycle 25
  • MORE INFORMATION
    • Annual Space Weather Graphs for 1976-2016

Dear Ones,

As the current Solar Cycle 24 sputters to a halt, I am wondering what is in store for Earth, with regard to Sunspot frequency and also with regard to social unrest, during the upcoming Solar Cycle 25. Consequently, I have done some investigation about research on Solar Cycle statistics and historical annual statistics numbers of sunspots, and on congruence between solar cycle maxima and violent events such as Revolutions, in the European arena …

ISES SOLAR CYCLE SUNSPOT NUMBER PROGRESSION FOR SOLAR CYCLE 24 AND HALF OF SOLAR CYCLE 23 (YEARS 2000-2018)

SWPC/NOAA has come out with a great space weather graph of Solar Cycle 24 (which is just now ending), and half of Solar Cycle 23, which preceded it.

As can be seen, we are now ‘dragging bottom’ at the end of Solar Cycle 24 …

Image: “ISES Solar Cycle Sunspot Number Progression,, January 2000-September 2018” by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO … public domain

Image: “ISES Solar Cycle Sunspot Number Progression,” January 2000-September 2018, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO … public domain

ISES SOLAR CYCLE Ap PROGRESSION, YEARS 2000-2018

The below chart shows the Planetary Ap Index for most of the current Solar Cycle 24, which began in December 2008 and is thought to have ended in mid-2018, and the prior Solar Cycle 23, which lasted from August 1996 to December 2008.

I note the much greater amplitude of the Planetary A-Index swings during Solar Cycle 23, and especially the standout upswing in 2003.

I note as well the Planetary Index maximum for Solar Cycle 23 was in the mid-20s … and for Solar Cycle 24, the current cycle, was in the mid-10s. I expect this indicates a much less heated Thermosphere (1) for Earth for the currently ending Solar Cycle …

Image: “ISES Solar Cycle Ap Progression,” Data from January 2000 through September 2018, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO … public domain

Image: “ISES Solar Cycle Ap Progression,” Data from January 2000 through September 2018, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO … public domain

The Planetary A-Index versus the Planetary K-Index

I wondered why the graph shows the Planetary A-index, rather than the accustomed Planetary K-index. I found out that the Planetary A-index “provides a daily average level for geomagnetic activity. Because of the non-linear relationship of the K-scale to magnetometer fluctuations, it is not meaningful to take the average of a set of K-indices. What is done instead is to convert each K back into a linear scale called the ‘equivalent three hourly range’ a-index … –from “K-index,” by Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-index … CC BY-SA 3.0 ..

400 YEARS OF SUNSPOT OBSERVATIONS

Here is a graph with as much data as can be ‘fudged up’ for 400 years of sunspot activity. Note that we are currently in what has been termed the ‘Modern Maximum’, which appears to be quieting down …

Image: “400 year sunspot history, including the Maunder Minimum .” This figure was prepared by Robert A. Rohde and is part of the Global Warming Art project. 23 November 2015 … CC BY-SA 3.0 ..

Image: “400 year sunspot history, including the Maunder Minimum .” This figure was prepared by Robert A. Rohde and is part of the Global Warming Art project. 23 November 2015 … from Wikimedia Commons … CC BY-SA 3.0 ..

Here is the description of the graph, from Wikimedia Commons …

“This figure summarizes sunspot number observations. Since c. 1749, continuous monthly averages of sunspot activity have been available and are shown here as reported by the Solar Influences Data Analysis Center, World Data Center for the Sunspot Index, at the Royal Observatory of Belgium. These figures are based on an average of measurements from many different observatories around the world. Prior to 1749, sporadic observations of sunspots are available. These were compiled and placed on consistent monthly framework by Hoyt & Schatten (1998a, 1998b).

“The most prominent feature of this graph is the c. 11 year solar magnetic cycle which is associated with the natural waxing and waning of solar activity.

“On longer time scales, the sun has shown considerable variability, including the long Maunder Minimum when almost no sunspots were observed, the less severe Dalton Minimum, and increased sunspot activity during the last fifty years, known as the Modern Maximum. The causes for these variations are not well understood, but because sunspots and associated faculae affect the brightness of the sun, solar luminosity is lower during periods of low sunspot activity. It is widely believed that the low solar activity during the Maunder Minimum may be among the principal causes of the chilly Little Ice Age, circa 1350-1850 A.D.” –from Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sunspot_Numbers.png .. CC-BY-SA 3.0

Will Solar Cycle 25 Continue the ‘Milding’ Trend?

Although, very clearly, past solar cycle sunspot performance offers, really, no clue as to sunspot activity in the upcoming Solar Cycle 25, it is possible that the upcoming solar cycle will be a continuation of the ‘milding’ trend currently in place …

Here is a graph predicting Solar Cycle 25 activity, based on historical performance. Being an ‘old salt’ with regard to stock performance prediction based on historical performance, and seeing a kind of congruence of that with solar activity, I would take the below sunspot prediction with a grain of salt …

Link: “Solar Cycle 25 Prediction: We find that the polar fields indicate that Cycle 25 will be similar in size to (or slightly smaller than) the current small cycle, Cycle 24,” http://solarcyclescience.com/Predictions/Cycle25_Prediction.png ..

The above graph is from …

Link: “Discover the Predictions,” by Solar Cycle Science, http://solarcyclescience.com/forecasts.html#Cycle25Prediction ..

SOLAR MAXIMA AND SOCIAL UNREST IN EUROPE, YEARS 1750-2000

Here is research on solar maxima and violent occurrences such as revolutions in Europe. The conclusion of the author is that there is a relationship …

LInk: “Solar Activity and Human History,” by Adam Michalec, http://www.oa.uj.edu.pl/A.Michalec/history.html ..

I note the table of revolutions and other violent governmental events lists 19 such events during that span of years, at times other than solar maxima ..

And then, the graph of solar maxima indicates 15 of the tabulated events occurred during solar maxima … which I feel to be pretty good correspondence …

What Is the Likelihood That Social Unrest Will Occur at Times Other than those of Solar Cycle Maxima?

Of 19 violent historical events in Europe from years 1750 to 2000, it looks like 15 can be pegged to solar cycle maxima. It seems to me that would imply that the likelihood of such an even occurring at a time other than the solar cycle maximum would be 4/19 x 100 = 21%.

Assuming that the European data might be applicable to global social unrest, then about 1 in 5 incidents of social unrest, globally, might be anticipated to occur at times other than those of solar cycle maxima.

Prediction of Likely Time Frame of Social Unrest in a Global Context, During Upcoming Solar Cycle 25

While, on average, solar cycles last 11 years, the variance is 9 to 14 years, according to Wikipedia …

Link: “Solar Cycle,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cycle ..

The “Discover the Predictions” graph shows Solar Cycle 24 ending in later 2019, it looks like, while Wikipedia has a projection based of mid-2018 as the end date …

LInk: “Solar Cycle 24,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cycle_24 ..

Intuitively, I will go with the Wikipedia estimate. Very roughly, if Solar Cycle 24 is just now ending, and if Solar Cycle 25 lasts the average 11 years, then it will last from 2019 through 2029.

And the next solar cycle maximum might, very roughly, be predicted as occurring in the years 2023-2026.

If Adam Michalec’s research can be extrapolated to a global context, then the likelihood that social unrest will occur, globally, during upcoming Solar Cycle 25 is …

  • approximately 80 percent likely during the years 2023-2026 (if they correspond to the upcoming solar cycle maximum), and …
  • approximately 20 percent likely during years 2019-2022 and 2027-2029.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Annual Space Weather Graphs for 1976-2016

Here are a very good set of graph by the Solar Terrestrial Centre for Excellence … http://www.stce.be/news/366/welcome.html … showing annual data on Space Weather for 1976-2016.

The graphs use NOAA/SWPC coloring, with yellow indicating minor space weather conditions, and on up to dark red indicating extreme space weather conditions …

Image: NOAA Space Weather Scales, http://www.stce.be/sites/default/files/field/image/Picture1_33.png … 

There are three graphs: One shows Radio Blackouts, the next shows Proton Storms, and the last shows Geomagnetic storms …

Image: Radio Blackouts, Annual Statistics for 1976-2016, by Solar Terrestrial Centre for Excellence, http://www.stce.be/sites/default/files/field/image/Picture2_23.png ..

Image: Proton Storms, Annual Statistics for 1976-2016, by Solar Terrestrial Centre for Excellence, http://www.stce.be/sites/default/files/field/image/Picture3_20.png ..

Image: Geomagnetic Storms, Annual Statistics for 1976-2016, by Solar Terrestrial Centre for Excellence, http://www.stce.be/sites/default/files/field/image/Picture4_7.png ..

FOOTNOTE

(1) For more about the thermosphere, see …

Link: “Solar Cycles, Thermosphere, Noosphere, and Weather System Transformation,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 September 2018, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-afK ..

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Would It Be Good If the CIA Took Over the Drug Trade in the United States? . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 24 April 2018

  • CONSPIRACY THEORY ALLEGATIONS OF CIA DRUG TRADING IN DECADES PAST
  • THE DEFEAT OF THE WAR ON DRUGS?
  • RHETORICAL QUESTION: WHAT IF THE CIA WERE TO SEEK TO MONOPOLIZE THE DRUG TRADE IN THE UNITED STATES?
    • Overview: Potential Negative Outcomes
    • Putative Use of Released Felons as ‘Soldiers’ and Drug Runner for the CIA: Potential Negative Outcomes
    • Long-Term Potential Negative Outcomes: Decentralization of Government and Establishment of Drug Warlords Owing Fealty and Tribute to the CIA
  • ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES
    • A Substitute Plan for the CIA to Garner Money for Our Government by Nationalizing and Administering Tobacco Sales, with Doubled Taxes
    • A Preferable Alternate Strategy: Legalization and Taxation of Recreational Drugs

Dear Ones,

This blog is mostly a ‘what if’ based on ruminations about ‘psy in the sky’ regarding the CIA and the drug trade in America. It presents various putative scenarios, along with putative negative and positive outcomes …

CONSPIRACY THEORY ALLEGATIONS OF CIA DRUG TRADING IN DECADES PAST

I was reading an article in Wikipedia about allegations of CIA drug trading in decades past …

Link: “Allegations of CIA drug trafficking,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegations_of_CIA_drug_trafficking ..

THE DEFEAT OF THE WAR ON DRUGS?

I’ve heard, here and there, that the United States is ‘losing the war on drugs’, at least in terms of the current fight strategy. For instance, here is an article from Stanford University on the topic …

Link: The United States War on Drugs – Stanford University, https://web.stanford.edu/class/e297c/poverty_prejudice/paradox/htele.html ..

RHETORICAL QUESTION: WHAT IF THE CIA WERE TO SEEK TO MONOPOLIZE THE DRUG TRADE IN THE UNITED STATES?

I began to pose the rhetorical question: What if the CIA, discouraged by losing ground in the war on drugs, were to begin dealing in drugs itself, as a way of wresting power from the drug cartels and the drug lords?

Overview: Potential Negative Outcomes

Here’s what I feel about that:

  • The people of the United States would begin to live in fear of the CIA, just as they now live in fear of the drug cartels and the drug lords.
  • Money from drug sale profits would flow into the CIA coffers first, and from there to other parts of the government. We might anticipate a greater than proportionate share might stay with the CIA, making it a wealthy … perhaps even the wealthiest? … branch of government.
  • The CIA might accrue unto itself so much power, that it would become ‘top-heavy’, setting the balance of the democratic process off-kilter.
  • There would thus arise a chance that our government would move from a democratic process, to fascism, such as that promoted by the Italian National Fascist Party leader Benito Mussolini, who ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943; in 1925 he established a dictatorship there. In our case, it is likely that the head of the CIA would become America’s first dictator.

Putative Use of Released Felons as ‘Soldiers’ and Drug Runner for the CIA: Potential Negative Outcomes

The CIA has unique powers, even now, to coerce local law enforcement to accede to its expectations. As it attempted to gain hegemony over the drug trade in the United States, there might be inroads on America’s legal systems along these lines …

  • The headiness of the profits flowing from the people of the United States, and into the coffers of the CIA, would contradict the mandate of the CIA to educate our children and adults about the evils of drugs.
  • The CIA might employ felons released from our prisons, when their time is up, as strongarm ‘soldiers’ and drug runners. These might be granted CIA ID cards.
    • Having cards, and having experienced previous lives of crime, they might continue with lives of crime, and evade retribution by law enforcement in our towns and cities through immunity granted them by their CIA ID cards.
    • As released felons are more likely to have HIV than the general population, and are more likely to have a history of child molestation, we could anticipate an increase in the HIV-infected population in towns where they operated.
    • Especially, we could anticipate the children being infected with HIV. As children with HIV aren’t able to have children, the populations of the towns where the CIA ‘soldiers’ worked might be anticipated to have zero population growth in 25.5 years (that is, in a generation).
  • These felon ‘soldiers’ might attempt to addict virtually all Americans with drugs, possibly through our drinking water, or through bottled water sold in stores, so as to increase the CIA’s customer base.
    • This would result in downtime and a decrease in America’s available man-hours.
    • If our drinking water were poisoned with drugs, then we might have deaths of newborns, toddlers, invalids, and seniors … in other words, of vulnerable parts of our population, because of the poisoned water.

Long-Term Potential Negative Outcomes: Decentralization of Government and Establishment of Drug Warlords Owing Fealty and Tribute to the CIA

Here is a ‘long view’ of the strategy:

  • The chance would arise that towns across the United States would become like feudal holdings, whose law would be determined by profit rather than law and order.
    • Each of our towns might be ‘captured’, as it were, by local CIA released felon ‘soldiers’. Such ‘captured’ towns might be envisioned to be warlord strongholds, much like those of some despotic African warlords. These feudal holdings would owe fealty and ‘tribute’ to a Central Intelligence Agency on the East Coast.
  • With time, centralization of power on the East Coast would deteriorate, What would remain would be local warlord strongholds, ruled by the released felons. The manner of decentralization might be like the expansion of farming culture from the East Coast of the United States, to the West Coast, only in reverse, like this …
  • Due to the addiction of the population, and the decrease in available manpower because of HIV infection, it would become more difficult for each locality to meet its agricultural supply needs.
    • We might expect, for example, struggles with starvation in lean years.
    • We might anticipate food being held by warlord strongholds, and distributed by them. Granaries are an example of food power accretion in this manner.
    • We might anticipate raids by release felons, living in mountainous areas, upon the flatland communities, with concomitant fighting and bloodshed.
    • We might expect, as food supplies became more scarce, that the population would rely less on drugs, because of their expense, so as to set aside enough food supplies. As this began to happen, then the power of the drug lords might wain, as their wealth dwindled.
      • This might give our towns an opportunity to re-establish democratic process and civil law, through overthrowing the warlords.

ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES

As I didn’t much like my line of inquiry and investigation of the above scenario, I’d like to present two alternative strategies, with regard to the war against drugs in America.

A Substitute Plan for the CIA to Garner Money for Our Government by Nationalizing and Administering Tobacco Sales, with Doubled Taxes

As things stand, it is illegal for the CIA to engage in business in America. As mentioned above, the concern is that the resultant monopoly and hegemony would erode our Constitutional liberties and threaten our democratic way of life.

However, if our leadership felt that the situation were such that this law must be contravened, then I would suggest that the CIA begin to sell some commodity other than drugs. One such commodity might be tobacco.

From 2000 to 2010, Americans spend about $100B annually on illegal drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamine, according to the RAND Drug Policy Research Center for the Office of National Drug Control Policy. This is the most recent figure I have on the market value of illegal drugs in the United States, so I’ll go with this.

Link: “Americans Spent About A Trillion Dollars On Illegal Drugs In The Last Decade,” by Matt Ferner, 13 March 2014, Huffington Post, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/13/americans-trillion-dollars-drugs_n_4943601.html ..

The retail value of 2017 annual tobacco sales in the United States was about $121B …

Link: “Market value of tobacco in the United States from 2013 to 2018 (in million U.S. dollars),” in Statista: The Statistics Portal,” https://www.statista.com/statistics/491709/tobacco-united-states-market-value/ ..

Looking at these two figures: 2017 annual tobacco sales at $121B, and 2010 estimated annual illegal drug sales at $100 billion, we might consider these to be roughly equal.

Thus the CIA might expect to profit as much from the nationalization of tobacco sales, as it might from sales of recreational drugs, were it to double the tax on tobacco sales.

There would be other upsides to this strategy as well:

  • Like recreational drug use, tobacco use causes health risks. However, I feel that increased use of tobacco might not damage the decision-making ability of people as much as drug use while they are in the workplace.  Thus our workforce might more easily maintain its competitive edge in the global economy.
  • As it would have no financial incentive to promote addiction to recreational drugs, the CIA could, without quandry, set aside part of its profits from the sale of tobacco, to educate children and adults on the danger of using drugs, and to offer drug rehab programs. (However, education on the health risks of tobacco might suffer.)
  • There might be less deaths of newborns, toddlers, invalids, and seniors were we to avoid addicting the overall United States population by drugging drinking water (as in the hypothetical instance above)
  • The CIA would not need to use released felons to sell tobacco; they could simply nationalize tobacco sales, and double the tax on them. Instead, released felons might be steered in the direction of employment in less populated areas, such as forestry or fishing. Thus the danger of infecting our schoolchildren with HIV, through use of released felons who may have been infected with HIV in prison, might be mitigated.

A Preferable Alternate Strategy: Legalization and Taxation of Recreational Drugs

I suggest a second alternate strategy, that of legalizing and taxing recreational drugs. I’ve discussed the benefits of this strategy in a prior blog …

LInk: “What Could We Expect in Federal, State and Local Revenue Increases if Recreational Drugs Were Legalized?” by Alice B. Clagett, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8yL ..

To recap that article, the primary benefits of the strategy are:

  • $686.2B estimated annual net improvement in the federal bottom line, and
  • $17B estimated annual improvement in the State and local bottom line due to ‘sin tax’ increases

This strategy, then, would bolster the United States economy by providing a good deal of new money for government services, in addition to money for education and rehabilitation in the arena of drug use.

Were it to be implemented along with a strategy of circumventing, insofar as possible, the presence of HIV-infected child molesters in our small towns, the combined strategy would mitigate the timeline of the AIDS pandemic, allowing a slowdown during which an AIDS-resistant American population could develop. This, then, would mitigate manpower diminution in our next generation, about 25 years from now.

This strategy would not require that the CIA contravene its edict to protect the American people’s democratic way of life. Nor would it raise the threat of fascism or dictatorship, in the United States.

Thus the people of American, raised with a healthy regard for the Declaration of Independence and our United States Constitution, might happily continue on, in a restful state of mind, and in what they understandably consider to be their right to pursue personal happiness during their lifetimes.

Consequently, we might confidently anticipate our American economy ‘holding its own’ in the coming decades, very much in step with the other nations of the world.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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‘Homeless Trains’ Like the ‘Orphan Trains’? . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 20 April 2018

Dear Ones,

I saw an intriguing video about the Orphan Trains that settled orphans (some of them ‘street urchins’ or ‘juvenile delinquents’) from urban environments in farm communities at the turn of the last century. Here’s a good source of information on that …

Link: “West by Orphan Train,” in PBS LearningMedia …   https://iptv.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/orphan-train/#.WtoYCG4vzAV ..

I see that the Trump administration has offered 2 billion dollars’ worth of grants to help the homeless …

Link:  “US Gives $2B to Help Homeless Amid Plans to Cut Housing Aid,” 11 January 2018 …   https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2018-01-11/trump-administration-announces-2b-to-help-the-homeless ..

I expect it will take some time for this grant money to filter down into local communities. I have a thought about that:

Might ‘Homeless Trains’ be devised, along the lines of the ‘Orphan Trains’, to resettle the homeless from urban areas into parts of the nation that are in need of labor?

Here’s a map showing where the orphans were settled …

Image: “Where the Orphans Went” … https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/67ca4560bc7bbfb330a680b71514bfe1a319da08/c=0-0-401-301&r=x404&c=534×401/local/-/media/2017/01/27/WIGroup/Sheboygan/636211244698689755–2-Map-where-Children-went.jpg ..

I wonder if this map might be a good starting place for a plan to resettle the urban homeless?

I note also that the ‘orphan train’ children sometimes needed to be resettled in new homes, and sometimes this happened several times to one child. We might anticipate that resettled homeless people might need followup and relocation services as well.

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I Am of the Stars
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