Thursday, February 19, 2015

Name the Next Biggest Weapons Platform Threat: What's A Catchier Name For Systemic Self Parasitism? Something As Flashy As "Cyber Crime" ?

   (Commentary posted by Roger Erickson)

Cyber Crime? Anything to keep the rubes distracted?

Wake me up when losses to cyber thieves reaches the $29Trillion which WE recently, and meekly, transferred to Democracy Thieves.

Why is it so much easier to scare aggregates with the threat of specific weapon platforms, regardless of the magnitude of systemic losses?

Let's be honest. The elements of fiat currency operations are rather simple, well described, and (compared to say, Quantum Physics) they are easily understood once honestly addressed. They are simply under marketed, and have been since the days of John Law!

More specifically, how do we recruit ourselves differently, if we're to adequately mobilize against systemic crime operating in broad daylight? Sunlight is the best antiseptic only if the parasite is recognized as such, so that we exclude it from our protection!

Take "cyber crime" as one example. That term has far more cache than "White Collar Crime" - or even Control Fraud.

Ditto for "terrorism" - now widely considered as essentially a Blue Collar or physical crime. :(
One lesson is that people are more easily alarmed by the threat of specific weapon platforms, than by the threat of underlying intent.
Of course an obsolete bias to favor all other forms of capital over labor capital also plays a part, but let's return to that obsolete habit another time.

So, to more effectively recruit people to combat financial crime, perhaps we should invite our entire population to name and publicize the key weapon platforms used against evolving cultures.

Some new marketing terms would help immensely.
Savings Theft?
Income Crime?
Credit Crime?
Policy Crime?
None of these terms are yet adequate. This campaign requires aggregate trial and error. Where do we start, and what do we use as a reference? Perhaps with a 200 year old, key statement.
"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation." John Adams
Wow! It's amazing to see how little principles have changed, even while class-war weapon platforms have changed to a degree which John Adams could scarcely have imagined. Pity Adams didn't spend more time exploring what to DO about that ignorance.

So what is it, exactly, that is still keeping most Americans ignorant about those dynamic variables describing the "nature" of coin, credit & circulation, and their systemic importance to the general welfare of our electorate?

To fix what's wrong, it seems - 200 years later - that we still need to recruit our own aggregate to discern that misunderstood "nature," so that they may decide for themselves how to mobilize preventive efforts for future generations.

Large scale recruiting requires contact and sensible communication terms. The bulk of voters get little practical experience thinking about the fundamental impact of abstract concepts like "nature" crime, so the recruiting terms need to be tailored to the recipients.
System Crime?
Indirect Hijacking?
Choke-point Crime?
Nature Crime?
This task is beyond any of us. Gentlepeople, start your cognitive engines.

Let the naming begin.

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