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Politicians' Diversion Tactics: A Smoke Screen for Theft

In Paramount's 1974 iconic film The Godfather (by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola), a brilliant scene portrays how Vito Corleone rose to power by killing a ruthless crime boss in Brooklyn.


The Feast of San Rocco is a religious celebration held on the 16th of August. It was during this fiery festival that Vito Corleone killed Don Fanucci. Robert DeNiro's character, Vito, understands the festival fireworks will conceal gunfire. The firecrackers created a diversion.


Magicians also use diversions. Magicians have worked out how to control what their audience sees - or perceive they see. This works in vanishing acts, card tricks or even a mentalist can fool and con the public. 

People are not just deceived by sight but are led to believe the magician has extraordinary powers. It's a style of trickery for the senses of sight, sound, and even thought. 

When the government steals from you, they do so using covert tactics.

Always look for a diversion. We're bombarded by them.

In modern times, most diversions live in domestic media. Most press releases are 180 degrees from reality.

Today, I reluctantly tuned into the Sunday mainstream media network shows to watch the lies on both sides of the aisle.

It's important to remember that the US once had a democracy (ruled by the people), which unfortunately morphed into a hybrid of plutocracy/aristocracy (ruled by an elite few.) But now we have reached the final chapter called a Kleptocracy, where theft by the parasitic class is on full display for all to view.

Kleptocracy (from Greek κλέπτης kléptēs, "thief", κλέπτω kléptō, "I steal", and -κρατία -kratía from κράτος krátos, "power, rule") is a government whose corrupt leaders (kleptocrats) use political power to expropriate the wealth of the people and land they govern, typically by embezzling or misappropriating government funds at the expense of the wider population.

Let's take a broad look at what's going on.

  • Billions laundered by the Parasitic class and war profiteers through a US-sponsored Proxy War in Ukraine.
  • Relatives of Politicians selling millions of dollars in oil brokering energy deals in Ukraine and China
  • Members of Congress (GOP and DEMS) feverishly transact in Wall Street equities after receiving "classified intelligence briefings."
  • These are insider tips, and insider tips are insider trading, which sends rank-and-file villagers to jail. (But the Parasitic Class has granted themselves immunity from prosecution.)
  • Just last week the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan indicted Senator Robert Menendez.

The indictment reads that Menendez accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cash and gold bars in exchange for using his power and influence as New Jersey's senior senator to benefit the government of Egypt and interfere with law enforcement probes into the businessmen.


Two of the 1 kilo bars seized after searching Robert Menendez's home

We are impressed that the Senator understands that Gold is a good store of value. He didn't think he would get caught, so he deserves some "good marks" on his report card for understanding that Gold is the best asset to hold. But he also gets "bad marks" for stealing from the public and more bad marks for his lousy laziness in hiding Gold.

What’s going on in a broader view?

Last week, the US crossed over $33T in debt, and by Friday, it was up another $50B since then. This represented an increased rate of $833 million/ hour of additional debt in 60 hours.

Is this the beginning of hyperinflation?

Let’s look at more charts together.


This morning, I saw a TV ad paid for by The Parasitic Class where the current regime states, “Inflation is lower.” But this is a diversion, just like the Fireworks in The Godfather film.

The reality is the chart below (recalling that the textbook definition of inflation is the increase in money supply, more Federal Reserve notes chasing fewer goods and services)



image-20230924201210-6image-20230924201210-7It has now crossed $33 Trillion


The strategic reserve drawdown (intended for when “enemies” land on US soil or during a hurricane” lowest level. Meanwhile:

  • OPEC has cut production
  • US has limited drilling on Federal lands
  • Low inventories for both gasoline and diesel products in the United States and globally
  • Diesel is up over 40% since May
  • Fuel demand increases to near pre-pandemic levels
  • Relatively low refinery production of both fuels compared with pre-pandemic levels
  • Reduced petroleum product exports from Russia (because of US sanctions)


Draining the Strategic Petroleum Reserves is foolish and a political stunt or a diversion just like the fireworks The Feast of San Rocco


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