Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Keiser Report (E266): Selective Amnesia for Brokers & Murderers

In this episode, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss Irish stoicism and social ostracism, boycotts and ponzis and the banking practices of Chuckie. In the second half of the show Max talks to independent journalist, Lars Schall, about his recently published investigation into insider trading around the 9-11 terrorist attack as well as his pursuit of Germany's elusive gold reserves.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2012.]

1 comment:

steven andresen said...


It seems to me there must have been some powerful argument that made people disregard all the crimes associated with 9-11. I'm thinking here of the money made by insiders who put money down on the airlines, for example, and made a killing when the planes were used as bombs. The argument was not that the crimes did not happen, but that to think or say that the government or the corporations had anything to do with a crime was crazy talk. And, since no one wants to engage in crazy talk, the crimes were forgotten.

Well, they aren't forgotten because Max in this video speaks about them. But, to bring them up in "polite" or "serious" conversation would be to suggest that one engages in the crazy talk of "conspiracy theory."

I think the force behind this argument is multi-fold. One force is the idea that "toxic ideas" like the suspicion that one's government is out murdering its citizens for profit might get people to stop shopping. You can't have people stop shopping because that's the central prop for the economy as a whole.

Another force behind the argument is that if such a suspicion had any merit, then those people who expressed such a suspicion would be as expendable as those who died on 9-11. It would be dangerous to make much of 9-11.

But, you don't have to worry about being snuffed by assasination squads sent out by the perpetrators of 9-11. You do have to worry that your job would be at risk.

Keiser makes it seem, sometimes, that the American people are lazy, ignorant, or don't care. His guest said as much about the German people and Germany's gold. I don't think he remembers that democracies are creations of principle. If no one maintains the principles, like the constitution and the "rule of law," then it isn't accurate to say these countries are democracies. They aren't democracies and the people understand this. They are in no position to protest what's being done on 9-11 or to Germany's gold because the elites are in control of those things. Murders for profit on such a scale as 9-11, or what happens to tons of gold, are not issues that people have any control over. It's not like we have a democracy, or even the "rule of law" going on here.