“Don’t You Dare Apologize For Me”
By: Trevor Loudon
By: Trevor Loudon
By: Trevor Loudon
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No State Senator bears more responsibility for the recent events in Madison, Wisconsin than Mark Miller. As Democrat minority leader, Mark Miller led a a boycott of all 14 Democrat State Senators. The group all bailed to neighboring Illinois on February 17, denying Republicans a quorum in the Wisconsin State Senate, so they could not pass Governor Scott Walker’s controversial “Budget Repair Bill.”
Even before thousands of socialists and labor unionists descended on the State Capitol, Miller reportedly worked with Madison Mayor Dave Ciesliewicz in an attempt to persuade the Secretary of State to delay Scott Walker’s Bill, so that Ciesliewicz could sign off on City union contracts before the Bill was passed.
I have written here, here, here, here, here, here and here on efforts by the U.S. largest Marxist organization. Democratic Socialists of America, to fan the Wisconsin flames into a nationwide anti-GOP movement.
D.S.A. has a policy of infiltrating and influencing state legislatures nationwide. DSA’s members and sympathizers, posing as Democrats, hold key positions in several state legislatures, including New York, Michigan, Illinois, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These covert socialist supporters are then used to put D.S.A.-drafted legislation before their legislatures and agitate and lobby for its passage.
As the most powerful Democrat in the Wisconsin State Senate, Mark Miller would be an obvious target of D.S.A. attention.
Is there any evidence that this has occurred?
In 2005, Ithaca, New York-based D.S.A. leader Theresa Alt, wrote a review of D.S.A.’s activities in the 2004 Senate, Congress and state legislature elections, in Democratic Left, Winter 2004/2005 edition, page 8.
Under the heading, “How did our candidates do?”, Alt listed D.S.A. successes and failures in several states, including Wisconsin.
Mark Miller, then just elected to his first term in the State Senate, rated a mention.
For more than a decade D.S.A. has been a leader in promoting “single payer” (socialized) health care legislation in Congress and in state legislatures across the U.S.
In the Summer of 2005, newbie State Senator Mark Miller reintroduced Coalition for Wisconsin Health’s Wisconsin Universal Health Program legislation – a “single payer” bill.
Coalition for Wisconsin Health also worked to help Miller recruit several new cosponsors for the bill.
Coalition for Wisconsin Health Treasurer at the time was the Rev. George Robson of Wisconsin United Methodist Federation for Social Action. Robson was also the co-chair of Madison Democratic Socialists of America.
The organization’s Vice Chair was Linda Farley, MD, a socialist and an activist with Physicians for a National Health Program – an organization founded and led by prominent Chicago D.S.A. member and “single payer” activist Dr. Quentin Young.
The “Godfather” of the “single payer” movement in the U.S., Young was also a friend, physician and political mentor to Barack Obama. Young claims to have influenced his protege in favor of “single payer” health care when Obama served in the Illinois State Senate.
Quentin Young, Barack Obama, 2003
When Mark Miller first ran for State Senate in 2004, his endorsement list included a slew of leftist unions, pressure groups and individuals, including Dane County supervisor and D.S.A. member Leslie “Buzz” Davis.
Comrade Davis has been very active in recent events in Madison, even attempting to organize a campaign to “recall” several Republican State Senators.
Just this week, Davis organized an “Emergency Town Meeting for All Public Workers, Concerned Citizens & Retirees” for Friday March 4, to “Discuss the budget crises facing our public schools, city and county.”
DSAer Davis invited leftist State Rep. Gary Hebl, State Senator Mark Miller, local union leaders and members of the Stoughton School Board and Common Council to speak.
Mark Miller clearly has some ties to Democratic Socialists of America.
It is also clear that D.S.A. is using the Madison turmoil to push its own socialist, anti-GOP agenda.
The question is – how much loyalty does Mark Miller owe to the D.S.A. Marxists and is that loyalty in any way impacting on his decision making as an elected representative of the people of Wisconsin?
Perhaps some brave reporter should put the question directly to Senator Miller. If they can find him.
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In Sept, 2008, I penned the post, the US Economy: A Perfect Storm of Housing and Lending Events. This overview of how we managed to bring ourselves to the precarious cliff of a failed economy revealed it was not a single issue, but a combination of many events – including political pressure on lenders for home ownership, relaxing of GSE lending criteria, regulation/deregulation, and profit motivation by financial institutions – leading to an out of whack supply vs demand, driving up housing values to unsustainable and dangerous levels.
It never crossed my mind that financial terrorism could be another element to be factored in. So when the WA Times wrote of an unclassified Pentagon report by Kevin D. Freeman, my head perked up. (Read the Scribd version here.)
Since that time, I’ve tried to dissect what many here, and elsewhere, have dismissed as a report they consider simply a distraction from ill thought US fiscal policies and irresponsibility by both Congress and Wall Street alike, and fueled to a frenzy by irresponsible homeowners.
Be assured that the Freeman report does not dismiss irresponsibility for US fiscal policies and events. Rather, he frames his three Phrase hypothesis upon the premise that our self-induced fragile and unsustainable fiscal trajectory, combined with opaque global trading practices, was easily exploited for purposes of financial terrorism. And several out of the norm trading activities – such as an oil spike that wouldn’t traditionally happen, the bear runs at US financial institutions, and the disappearance of a hefty amount of money in the markets in a short time – were enough to raise suspicion.
It can be said that most conspiracy theories contain variations and glimmers of truth. So, to be as analytical as I can, without slinging political arrows, I offer you my thoughts on the first two of three Phases of the Freeman theory of Financial Terrorism as an element in the global 2008 economic crash.