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Who Runs Things?

by baldilocks

When Barack Obama was pres­i­dent of the United States of Amer­ica, I was afraid, but not of Obama the indi­vid­ual. Nei­ther his party, nor his ide­ol­ogy – mun­dane Left­ism – nor even his spir­i­tual beliefs whether it was Black Lib­er­a­tion The­ol­ogy or crypto-​Islam or covert athe­ism – were fear-​inducing to me.

I was afraid of what his can­di­dacy and, sub­se­quently, his pres­i­dency rep­re­sented.

There are lists and lists of the for­mer president’s vio­la­tions of the US Con­sti­tu­tion, but those are mostly gra­tu­itous to my point. There was, how­ever, one spe­cific indi­ca­tor of the under­world — the under­ly­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tion — show­ing itself very early on. Remem­ber this?

After writ­ing twice about the delib­er­ate deci­sion by the Barack Obama cam­paign to avoid val­i­da­tion checks on credit-​card con­tri­bu­tions [via the cam­paign web­site], I’ve heard from a num­ber of peo­ple in the credit-​card indus­try on how this works. Two expla­na­tions in par­tic­u­lar explain the depth of delib­er­a­tion and decep­tion involved in dis­re­gard­ing address and security-​code ver­i­fi­ca­tion. The first explains that Team Obama prob­a­bly didn’t just opt out of using these ver­i­fi­ca­tion processes, but more likely rewrote the code on their site to bypass them.

That was dur­ing the 2008 cam­paign. It worked so well that the reelec­tion cam­paign did it again in 2012. Of course, the most of the main­stream media enti­ties yawned about it. But that’s still not the point.

The point is that VISA, Mas­ter­card, etc. ignored it.

These con­glom­er­ates were will­ing to do any­thing, includ­ing allow­ing their own safe­guards to be bypassed, to get Barack Obama into the Oval Office. Because they could. Because what are you going to do about it?

So, when that level of polit­i­cal and finan­cial fraud gets ignored, is it really a sur­prise that the same par­ti­sans got cocky with this Steele dossier?

This kind of thing will hap­pen again, you know, regard­less of party label. Because they can. Because what are you going to do about it? That last part is espe­cially rel­e­vant. Such fraud­sters know that there will be no real legal ram­i­fi­ca­tions for this, though there may be some scape­goats. I pre­dict that, for this episode of Who Runs The World, the scape­goat will be Peter Str­zok. And like a good spear-​carrier, Str­zok will let it happen.

I feel as though we have been liv­ing in a house infested with ter­mites for decades. Cen­turies? It has to be God’s grace that keeps it standing.

The good news? I’m not afraid any­more because I know who really runs things.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Fol­low her on Twit­ter and on Gab​.ai.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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by baldilocks

When Barack Obama was president of the United States of America, I was afraid, but not of Obama the individual. Neither his party, nor his ideology – mundane Leftism – nor even his spiritual beliefs whether it was Black Liberation Theology or crypto-Islam or covert atheism – were fear-inducing to me.

I was afraid of what his candidacy and, subsequently, his presidency represented.

There are lists and lists of the former president’s violations of the US Constitution, but those are mostly gratuitous to my point. There was, however, one specific indicator of the underworld — the underlying representation — showing itself very early on. Remember this?

After writing twice about the deliberate decision by the Barack Obama campaign to avoid validation checks on credit-card contributions [via the campaign website], I’ve heard from a number of people in the credit-card industry on how this works. Two explanations in particular explain the depth of deliberation and deception involved in disregarding address and security-code verification. The first explains that Team Obama probably didn’t just opt out of using these verification processes, but more likely rewrote the code on their site to bypass them.

That was during the 2008 campaign. It worked so well that the reelection campaign did it again in 2012. Of course, the most of the mainstream media entities yawned about it. But that’s still not the point.

The point is that VISA, Mastercard, etc. ignored it.

These conglomerates were willing to do anything, including allowing their own safeguards to be bypassed, to get Barack Obama into the Oval Office. Because they could. Because what are you going to do about it?

So, when that level of political and financial fraud gets ignored, is it really a surprise that the same partisans got cocky with this Steele dossier?

This kind of thing will happen again, you know, regardless of party label. Because they can. Because what are you going to do about it? That last part is especially relevant. Such fraudsters know that there will be no real legal ramifications for this, though there may be some scapegoats. I predict that, for this episode of Who Runs The World, the scapegoat will be Peter Strzok. And like a good spear-carrier, Strzok will let it happen.

I feel as though we have been living in a house infested with termites for decades. Centuries? It has to be God’s grace that keeps it standing.

The good news? I’m not afraid anymore because I know who really runs things.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Follow her on Twitter and on Gab.ai.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!