The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’

The Secular Jurist

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.

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Why Should Anyone Trust a Government That Kills, Maims, Tortures, Lies, Spies, Cheats, and Treats Its Citizens Like Criminals?



By John Whitehead

“Why should anyone trust a government that has condoned torture, spied on at least 35 world leaders, supports indefinite detention, places bugs in thousands of computers all over the world, kills innocent people with drone attacks, promotes the post office to log mail for law enforcement agencies and arbitrarily authorizes targeted assassinations? Or, for that matter, a president that instituted the Insider Threat Program, which was designed to get government employees to spy on each other and ‘turn themselves and others in for failing to report breaches,’ which includes ‘any unauthorized disclosure of anything, not just classified materials.’”Professor Henry Giroux

Why should anyone trust a government that kills, maims, tortures, lies, spies, cheats, and treats its own citizens like criminals? For that matter, why should anyone trust a government utterly lacking in transparency, whose actions give rise to more troubling questions than satisfactory answers, and…

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The cult-like child rearing methods of the British ruling class (now available to ruling class children everywhere)

In the sixties an interesting film was made called”If”. At a time when the humbler social classes were showing the astounding success of grammar school and single-sex secondary modern schools for girls, by accessing the top Universities in equal numbers to the elite children from public schools, where just two decades earlier most of these children only received primary education, “If” considered what might happen if ordinary children attended the elite public schools and learnt how the upper classes obtained and retained political and social dominance.

Alongside this there is also William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” which suggested the end result of children being left to their own devices without adult supervision and control, a model for feral children.

It has often been noted that society’s feral children come mainly from two social groups. Moral degenerates at the bottom of society, not to be confused with the working class although every opportunity is taken to do so, and many children of the wealthy upper classes. The common cause is parental neglect by policy. The degenerates can’t be bothered to look after their children and neither can the upper classes, unloading the chore onto servants who are not allowed to discipline. The gutter class dump their children onto the street, and the upper class dump theirs into boarding schools.

There is considerable historical literature about the peculiar, in every sense of the word, system of British upper class boarding school education. Children of a very young age, Spartan-style, separated from their mother’s or whoever was caring for them and coralled with other children in an institution which supposedly in loco parentis, carried on the parental neglect, turning a blind-eye to life threatening bullying from other children and ignoring teachers who doled out violent punishments or were pederasts.

Weird! What was going on? The wealthy upper classes are insufferably precious. Why should they opt for such a cruel child-raising regime for their pampered kids?

One answer is the system worked. The children at these insititutions knew they were privileged. That awareness of privilege was reinforced at every turn. Bullying served to reinforce the social class dominance. Children not part of the elite discovered at their cost and it was practice for the elite in defining exclusive and inclusive boundaries of who was “one of them” and who wasn’t. If you had power, you could bully. The abused learn to abuse. Being subject to violence in childhood teaches you how to carry out violence – as a norm of human behaviour – in adulthood. Bullying and the brutality of the teachers were valuable lessons in torture, psychological domination and manipulation and the knowledge that depending on “who” you were you could get away with it. Laws were something that were applied to “inferiors” not to you.

These methods of physical isolation, not being free to leave, being subjected to arbitrary deprivation, insult, humiliation, sexual assault and violence are all methods cults have used to brainwash and control their recruits. Along with the constant refrain “you are special. You are superior. The outsiders are evil, not entitled to any respect and you are free to abuse and exploit them as you wish”. These methods are particularly powerful when practiced on children, when the brain is malleable and in the process of being hard-wired for adult life.

These circumstances bring about another unusual effect. Under normal conditions children are totally selfish and do not form strong peer bonds with other children. However, in circumstances of collective adversity this breaks down and children sometimes do form incredibly strong peer bonds which can last a lifetime. What better way to enforce upper class exclusivity?

In the sixties the children from these elite public schools were entering the elite Universities and for the first time in history about half the other young people there were not from their privileged caste but from all classes of society. The children of the elite could no longer take their privileges for granted. They were being competed with on the basis of merit, and often out-performed by “inferiors”. Inferiors whom they had been taught how (albeit informally) to keep “in their place” with destructive manipulative psychological techniques, rape and torture. All under the wraps, covertly, of course.

In short order grammar schools were abolished along with single sex secondary modern schools for girls, and the status quo has been restored. Most politicians and high ranking members of the judiciary and intelligence agencies are the product of elite private schooling.


Coincidence or Conspiracy? Pointers from History

When you read history, a study that has been discouraged/abandoned in schools you start to notice patterns in events. It resembles a wave pattern – periods of cultural wealth and success succeeded by huge population loss through war or natural disaster. Cultures rise and fall.

Perhaps this is just a natural tide in human affairs and when you look more closely at particular events, explanations become apparent. Explanations up to a point. But there always seems to be something missing. Reading history has an unsettling effect. Your mind is tweaked in the same direction as a detective trying to get to the bottom of a crime. Is what is obvious the full and real explanation? Are events actually what they seem or has something important been concealed? Does the explanation fully explain what happened or have we just been given a plausible account, with further questions quietly discouraged?

In human life there are always these gaps in our understanding. Our minds may be satisfied with the seemingly logical/rational explanation, but our instincts for survival are more highly tuned. We sense something is missing and it makes us uneasy.

In the area of spiritual beliefs our ignorance and therefore uncertainty is so profound that some thinkers have described our collective religious beliefs as “The God of the Gaps”.

Perhaps conspiracy theorists are the God of the Gaps where our historical knowledge is unsatisfactory or incomplete.

Conspiracy theorists have pointed to the Irish famine and argued that it was started deliberately, which could only have happened if “people in charge” knew something the rest of the world was unaware of – in that particular case the use of seagull guana’s use as a fertilizer with potato blight, potatoes being the subsistence crop of the very over-populated Irish.

Other conspiracy theorists have pointed to the Great War, the causes of which have always been controversial for historians and mystifying to common sense thinkers everywhere – suggesting the intention was to cull the growing European populations, a possible political threat to the ruling classes.

Oddly conspiracy theorists have left the Highland Clearances alone. Instead this blatant calamity which caused mass migration from the Highlands of Scotland directly caused by the motivation for profit of the ruling elite to get rid of their inconvenient population is routinely treated as an historical non-event, as if it was not very significant.

So you read history, you start to discern patterns and you realise that often historical explanations, like religious explanations, do not fully cover the situation. And this is the ground on which conspiracy theories grow.

Like the detective trying to uncover the facts, where the evidence might well be non-existent or concealed, you resort to reasoning backwards, from effect to likely cause.

Take just the three events mentioned. The Highland Clearances, the Irish potato famine and the Great War. What do they have in common? One common factor is population growth, specifically population growth of the working population, either outstripping their subsistence resources leading to political unrest with the potential of an uprising against the ruling class or just an increase in such numbers that that alone represented a threat.

Now look at the end result of each of these disasters. The Highland Scots, always militant and quick to rebellion were driven out of the country.

The huge Irish population through death and mass emigration was reduced to a sustainable level and not likely to man a popular uprising against their English masters and exploiters.

The Great War put the majority of the male population of Europe under the direct military control of their state’ ruling classes – no Russian revolution here!

Each of these catastrophic events served the same purpose – maintaining the status quo. The ruling class remained the ruling class and their position was protected from a mass political uprising from the oppressed majority.


Isn’t it just these kind of coincidences which make the dedicated detective take a closer look, especially at the beneficiaries of the disasters.

The biggest fomentors of hatred are Western governments. The question is – Why?

Firstly consider the groups our governments are fomenting hatred against.

The YOUNG – for being unemployed and have been priced out of education.

The ELDERLY for wanting to retire and requiring resources. To increase the job shortage our governments have put the retirement age back. (Not forgetting who is responsible for destroying pensions).

The DISABLED and ILL who are blamed for being disabled and ill and needing resources. Resources they need are being withdrawn. And weirdly, a completely new political innovation, they are being hounded to go back to work, work which isn’t there due to the job shortages our governments have contributed to.

The WORKING CLASS who like the young are being blamed for being unemployed due to the job shortages our governments have contributed to and vilified as racists, an outright lie as the working class is the most racially integrated class of all society, the group who are most inter-married.

The MIDDLE CLASS for having middle class expectations regarding employment, education, housing, and pensions, the things our governments are busily taking away.

So, who do they like? The only sections of society not being vilified are the political class who are instrumental in causing the job shortages and cutting public services, and the wealthy elite. The first are exempt from the punishing cuts (their generous, gold-plated pensions increased and continued to be paid at the same age while everyone elses retirement age was put back). The second are profiting from the changes.

Our governments appear to hate all of us, and are fomenting hatred against all of us on all fronts.


Pogroms always start with orchestrated hate campaigns against those targeted for elimination.

But why?

Remember the Highland Clearances? The land owning ruling elite figured they could make more money out of sheep than people so the people had to go.

I suggest the populations of Western countries are being prepared for removal for the more profitable sheep!

Now the NSA Has Bugged Your Computer! (Probably Your Grandmother’s Tooo)


NSAWere you told that the government had forced the telephone company to install a secret bug in every telephone, a bug that allowed the government to listen to anyone’s calls, where would you expect that? Nazi Germany? Soviet Russia? Communist China? Never America! But it seems that the NSA has somehow installed hidden software in the hard drives of PC’s sold to millions … secret spyware that allows the U.S. Government to eavesdrop on the buyers of those computers. It seems obvious that the Feds have leaned on the computer manufacturers who, now that the word is out, will find some sales difficult. Thanks, Uncle Sam! Who needs jobs at computer makers anyway!

Poor Edward Snowden tried to tell us. He now has to live as a watched Russian for his pains. What it appears to amount to, is that there is no phone in the U.S. and likely the…

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From which class of society do espionage agencies recruit their honey traps?

Periodically the press reveal a scandal that a certain prominent person in society was caught out having high-jinks at a select party filled with unusually available, beautiful and personable, young men and women . Further down in the article we hear that it was a set-up arranged by one of the spooky alphabet agencies.

It is common knowledge that espionage uses honey traps, the pretty euphemism for state employed/conscripted/trapped whores, specially recruited, groomed and trained for the task.

Espionage agencies advertise for recruits on public notice boards, but the people they might want to recruit don’t necessarily put themselves forward. Espionage agencies want honey traps. Most people are not queuing up to become slave prostitutes and ugly people need not apply. Young people, straight out of school, leaving home for the first time , attending university, intelligent, beautiful, attractive personality, seemingly everything going for them – good career, good marriage, are unlikely to want to enter the immoral and sordid career of espionage.

The honey traps espionage use mainly are not, or were not prostitutes. Although once recruited they might be trained by such. Normal people come across as – normal people – (although by the time you are recruited and trained to espionage you are not normal anymore) which blinds their targets whom they are conning, that they are being conned. But s/he was such a nice person!

So where do these unfortunate recruits, with such stirling qualities – youth, beauty, intelligence – come from?

From the higher reaches of society? Hardly. Such people are protected, above exploitation. Besides, they are too high profile, everyone knows who they are.

From the middle classes? Perhaps. Sometimes. Again social position, high profile and a lot of social contacts provide protection. But a honey trap needs to be anonymous and the established middle class rarely provides that. Controllers want to put their people into a situation, carry out a task and remove, completely untraceable.

So the wonderful honey traps have no background.

You are a young working class person, intelligent, beautiful, the world at your feet and anxious to make a good career and marry the right man/woman. You are attending University, the first time you lived away from home and it just so happens you meet the man/woman of your dreams. Everything is falling into place. This is what you expected. You are too young and inexperienced of the real world to know that perfect partners are hard to find and many good, beautiful, intelligent people of much higher class than you go through life without finding one.

You say you wouldn’t join – but the honey trap recruiting you has been trained in all the mind-control and mind-bending techniques of abusive and controlling partners. You have been studied and great care has been taken to provide you with your perfect partner. You will be in love, and there is nothing more vulnerable than a young person in love for the first time.

But say you are very intelligent and strong-minded, and when you work out what the situation is you decide you will outface the blackmail, the public disclosure of your love-making which you thought was private – you have a family, don’t you? Brothers or sisters? Mum and Dad? You wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to them, would you?