“The purpose of the government is to protect the drug cartel.” – Milton Friedman
The plot follows the Kingsman’s attempt to thwart both the evil plans of a monopolistic drug cartel run by Poppy Adams and the plans of the President of the United States. Unlike most action movies, there are two villains with opposing goals with a third-party hero (the Kingsman) having to thwart both plans.
The Kingsman’s dilemma is to stop both parties from killing innocent victims.
Poppy Adam’s motivations are, in a sense, noble. She runs a worldwide drug cartel that profited $250 billion in one year; yet, she laments that she must hide in isolation as her alcohol and tobacco counterparts embrace public praise. Thus, all she aims to do is end the War on Drugs and derive public praise for herself. Being a proper villain, Poppy is willing to put millions of lives in danger to achieve her goal.
Of course, in the film the President of the United States (who is subtly suggested to be a Republican) will do anything to keep the War on Drugs intact. Unsurprisingly, his attempt to thwart Poppy’s plans also put millions in danger. The Kingsman’s dilemma is, of course, to stop both parties from killing innocent victims.
The War on Drugs Made Poppy Adams Rich
How did Poppy Adams emerge as the leader of a monopolistic drug cartel? Well, she had a lot of help from the government. When the government prohibits something from legally being distributed and directs enormous amounts of resources to control the distribution of that substance, only firms with comparable amounts of resources will be able to circumvent these interdiction efforts and survive. Thus, the government’s War on Drugs has acted as a natural selection mechanism, eliminating the growth of less-resourced firms and catalyzing the development of well-resourced firms…. Read More
MFP commentary: I have always thought that there should be very severe penalties for people that commit treason, and violate our rights. Unbeknownst to most Americans there is. Look up USC title 18 sections 241 and 242:
From the US Department of Justice website: “Section 241 of Title 18 is the civil rights conspiracy statute. Section 241 makes it unlawful for two or more persons to agree together to injure, threaten, or intimidate a person in any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the Unites States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same). Unlike most conspiracy statutes, Section 241 does not require that one of the conspirators commit an overt act prior to the conspiracy becoming a crime.
The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any….”
I think a solid airtight case can be made for charging Jeff Sessions with a capital crime, and his execution if convicted.
His war on drugs has incontestably caused the deaths of innocent Americans, and the Federal government clearly has no Constitutional authority to legislate or act in this matter. This man is by definition a terrorist, and he is acting outside of law. Why are there not consequences for his actions?
Let’s face the reality that we are armed to kill tyrants like Jeff Sessions if it comes to that, let’s do this the smart way, and try to use the “law” to address this tyranny before it becomes so extreme that we must resort to our last resort — the cartridge box.
This paradigm needs to spread. If enough Americans take the time to educate their fellow “useful idiots” then perhaps we could see the rightful execution of people like Hillary Clinton, and Jeff Sessions. Or we can have a civil war. It’s your choice.
Here is another article that questions whether we need a standing army in blue , that does little other than enforce illitimate laws. I.e Laws that violate the Constitution or are on their face immoral and violate your rights:
Natural News calls for Jeff Sessions to resign after the U.S. Attorney General declares war on legalized cannabis
Natural News) With so much lawbreaking by Hillary Clinton and members of former President Obama’s inner circle that has severely harmed U.S. national security, while at the same time destroying the public’s trust in our justice system, you’d think that Attorney General Jeff Sessions would have more than enough of a caseload to keep him and his prosecutors busy for years.
You’d think that. But you’d be wrong.
Instead of going after ‘high crimes’ committed by public servants that put our republic in grave danger, Sessions is instead hyper-focused on…pot.
Now, it seems, Trump’s AG believes marijuana poses a bigger threat to public law and order than, say, mishandling reams of classified information that can be used by our enemies to blackmail our officials, undermine our diplomatic efforts, and generally put all 323 million-plus Americans in grave danger…. Read More
4. Police violence continues — Aside from several high-profile instances of police brutality, including the brutal shooting of Philando Castile, a legal gun owner (the officer was acquitted of all charges and received a settlement from the police department), and the recent instance of a cop forcing a pet owner to behead his own dog, mainstream attention on the system problem of police misconduct has been quiet this year (especially compared to 2014, for example, when protests in Ferguson, MO, drew ongoing national attention). At the same time, President Trump encouraged officers to be rough with suspects and continued to assert his unwavering support for law enforcement, claiming anti-police sentiment is “wrong” and “dangerous.” He also reinstated the federal government’s program of granting military gear to local police. Meanwhile, American police continue to kill civilians at staggering rates, with estimates ranging between 976 and almost 1,182 for 2017. The number of cops killed in 2017 was the second-lowest in 50 years, according to data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund….. Read More
The police are incompetent? It can’t be true! That must be a “conspiracy theory”. (Those 2 words are my proof)
Seriously now, in my half a century plus on this planet I have never found the police to be competent, ever. I was recently assaultedon camera in Seymour MO, yet not only could they not find a crime, they still have not contacted me.
It seems to me that the police are the real criminals in that they very often cover up real crimes.
Danny Kay, 26, will greet the New Year as a free man after being convicted of a rape that was based on altered evidence submitted by the alleged victim. His freedom is due not to police work but the work of his sister in law Sarah Maddison. Maddison decided to take a minute and look at the Facebook messages sent between Kay and the unnamed woman who accused him of rape. What she found was that the police used messages that were misleadingly edited by the woman and that the real messages directly contradicted her claims. The police revealed an utter incompetence in the investigation and the prosecutors have expressed no intent in looking at possible charges against the woman who is accused of changing the meaning of the messages from exculpatory to incriminating. This follows an equally shocking reversal where the police were found to have withheld 40,000 messages from the defense in another rape case.
Archived versions of the original messages found by Maddison showed not only a consensual relationship but a desire to continue the relationship.
The messages showed that the evidence had been altered in clearly misleading ways. For example, The jury were shown a message where Kay appears to apologize for the rape. The response “sorry” in the message however was actually in response to the woman asking him why he was ignoring her. The question was deleted. Also deleted was her response: “Dnt [sic] be.” Likewise, one early message involved Kay asking the woman for her age. She responded “nearly 17” and showed police that he responded “same here.” That was untrue. He actually response with question if she was single and she replies “yep.” That is what he responded to in saying “same here.”
She also deleted messages where he wrote her to say that he lost her number (after the alleged rape). She then send him her number with four kisses and also sends a message ‘im still here for ya!’ When the couple later split up, she sent a message “I thought u woulda at least tried to get me back.”
There is no indication that the woman will face any charges for submitting what appears to be altered evidence and a false claim of rape. She remains unidentified as a sexual assault victim. Original Story here
When the hell are the American zombies going to wake up? It’s all a conspiracy theory right?— You can ignore reality, but it sure as hell is not going to ignore you. Go back to sleep… This is what happens when you are silent. Every day I feel like I am in the movie “Idiocracy” ~MFP
By Dave Hodges:
The United Nations Is positioning for the takeover of the United States. They are starting with Illinois as this will be the first state to declare bankruptcy and there will be massive civil unrest. They are housed in HUD repossessed home abandoned bases and are assigned to some active bases and coordinate with some troops, but they are not under the control of any domestic authority.
Just our luck that 2017 gave us more of the same bad news that we’ve experienced in recent years.
Here’s just a small sampling of what we suffered through in 2017.
The new boss proved to be the same as the old boss. True to form, the new boss (Donald Trump) proved to be no better than his predecessors in the White House in terms of protecting the citizenry from the American police state.
911 calls turned deadly. “Don’t call the cops” became yet another don’t to the add the growing list of things that could get you or a loved one tasered, shot or killed by police, especially if you have any condition that might hinder your ability to understand, communicate or immediately comply with an order.
Traffic stops took a turn for the worse. Police officers were given free range to pull anyone over for a variety of reasons and subject them to forced cavity searches, forced colonoscopies, forced blood draws, forced breath-alcohol tests, forced DNA extractions, forced eye scans, forced inclusion in biometric databases.
The courts failed to uphold justice. A review of critical court rulings over the past decade or so, including some ominous ones by the U.S. Supreme Court, reveals a startling and steady trend towards pro-police state rulings by an institution concerned more with establishing order and protecting the ruling class and government agents than with upholding the rights enshrined in the Constitution.
A culture of compliance paved the way for sexual predators. Twenty years after America gave a collective shrug over accusations of sexual harassment by Bill Clinton, sexual harassment suddenly made headlines after a series of powerful men, including Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, were accused of predatory behavior in the workplace.
Patriotism trumped free speech. At a time when the American flag adorns everything from men’s boxers and women’s bikinis to beer koozies with little outcry from the American public, a conveniently timed public dispute over disrespect for the country’s patriotic symbols during football games further divided the nation.
Mass shootings claimed more lives. A mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest to date, left us with more questions than answers, none of them a flattering reflection of the nation’s values, political priorities, or the manner in which the military-industrial complex continues to dominate, dictate and shape almost every aspect of our lives.
Civil discourse was drowned out by intolerance, violence and militarized police. Americans allowed their fears—fear for their safety, fear of each other, fear of being labeled racist or hateful or prejudiced, etc.—to trump their freedom of speech and muzzle them far more effectively than any government edict could. In Charlottesville, Berkeley and St. Louis, the presence of violent protesters and militarized police turned First Amendment activities into riots.
The cost of endless wars drove the nation deeper into debt. Waging endless wars abroad (in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and now Syria) didn’t make America—or the rest of the world—any safer, any greater, or any richer. The interest alone on the money America has borrowed to wage its wars will cost an estimated $8 trillion.
Government agencies padded their pockets at the expense of taxpayers. In Virginia, drivers traveling along a toll road during rush hour were hit with a $40 toll to travel a 10-mile stretch of road, part of a new dynamic price gouging scheme aimed at penalizing single-occupant vehicles traveling during peak times.
The plight of the nation’s homeless worsened. In communities across the country, legislators adopted a variety of methods (parking meters, zoning regulations, tickets, and even robots) to discourage the homeless from squatting, loitering and panhandling.
Free speech was dealt one knock-out punch after another. First Amendment activities were pummeled, punched, kicked, choked, chained and generally gagged all across the country.
The U.S. military industrial complex—aided by the Trump administration—armed the world while padding its own pockets. Not content to sell an arsenal of weapons and military equipment to the world, the U.S. government pushed to amend a global arms control agreement to allow it to sell military drones globally.
Let’s not take the mistakes and the carnage and the toxicity of this past year into a new year.
What do you think would happen if you stopped cops and tried to take their gun because you with cause (or even with cause) suspected them of being a felon. Which under USC title 18 sections 241 and 242 they most certainly are.
Yes, the swamp is being drained, quietly to save some undeserving institutions like the FBI.
When I grew up I became aware of the FBI’s top-ten most wanted criminals list. Now the former FBI director and his lead attorney are trying to stay off that list.
They’re also trying to save the FBI from being abolished or at least any more embarrassment. Behind closed doors, the FBI’s top lawyer and FBI director James B. Comey’s right-hand man, Andrew McCabe will retire in a few months after his pension benefits are fully vested. There is evidence McCabe crafted, or at least talked about crafting, an “insurance” plan to ensure election of Hillary Clinton with FBI agent Peter Strzok.
Checks & Balances Negated in 1993
We may be so busy in our lives to forget the Bill Clinton was the last President to fire an FBI director.
From 1987 to 1993 William Sessions was FBI chief and was dismissed by President Bill Clinton (because Sessions allegedly spent public money to install a security gate at his home). This eliminated any investigations into White House wrong-doing and Clinton managed to tuck the FBI under the Executive Branch rather than the Judicial Branch of government, a major change in checks-and-balance government the public was never informed about.
At least President Donald Trump is not contriving a reason to purge the FBI of political opponents as Clinton did.
State Department crumbling, CIA next (and its agents planted in the news media)
An example of the animosity between the Trump Administration and the news media is the recent news headline published by USA TODAY just after President Trump’s successful passage of a tax cut. The headline read: “Deficit Could Hit $1 Trillion In 2018.” (USA Today Dec 20, 2017)
Americans need to be clued in since the news media isn’t doing their job, that when general accounting practices (GAAP) are applied to the US federal budget, it collects ~$3.4 trillion in tax revenues and spends ~$6.6 trillion annually (source: ShadowStats.com). News reporters conveniently accept other government figures that the budget gap is only ~$500 billion. The gap between revenues and spending is more like $3 trillion that is made up simply by printing money.
At least Trump’s corporate tax cut stands a chance at reducing the cost of goods and services, a sort of back-door pay raise for Americans. Since wages are stagnant, the only way forward is to reduce taxes.