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:''See also [[Collective Guilt]] for updated information''
'''Collective guilt''', or guilt by association, is the controversial collectivist idea that individuals who are identified as a member of a certain group carry the responsibility for an act or behavior that members of that group have demonstrated, even if they themselves were not involved. ''See also German Collective Guilt - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_collective_guilt''
'''Collective guilt''', or guilt by association, is the controversial collectivist idea that individuals who are identified as a member of a certain group carry the responsibility for an act or behavior that members of that group have demonstrated, even if they themselves were not involved. ''See also German Collective Guilt - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_collective_guilt''

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"There are moments in life when you must act even though you cannot carry your best friends with you. The still small voice within you must always be the final arbiter when there is a conflict of duty." -- Mahatma Gandhi (As mentioned in the podcast).




Russian refuge application, currently on appeal

In 2019 I applied for temporary refuge status, which was denied (this is the norm) and is currently on appeal.

Russian Think Tanks

There are several Russian Think Tanks in Moscow which I have applied too.

I was working for http://openworld24.ru/law/

Now I have an internship with Russian Mir: https://russkiymir.ru/en/

I have written and mailed Putin's inner circle, a group of 16 men, with ideas 3 times.


2015: Cyber security document and the Washington Post

2018: Salt Lake Tribune article

Sexpionage - visiting the FSB in Kazan

RE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexpionage#Soviet_and_Russian_sexpionage (I wrote the majority of this article)
Letter to that I turned into the Kazan FSB

On March 10, 2020 I visited the Kazan FSB. This was the only trip I had ever taken out of Moscow in ~3.5 years.

My hobbies and bucket list involves several former unique places, including KGB sites such as the KGB Spy town. On 6-10 of March I visited Kazan to find the Kazan Tatarstan Sexpionage School. The inspiration for the movie of Red Sparrow, former CIA agent Jason Matthews, said that this school was there. This author helped me over Facebook.

I visited the Mormon church on my first day in Kazan, ask about the sex spy school, found some leads and hired an investigator named Andri +7-986-710-88-12 who worked with one of my translators, Anna over the phone.

FSB Kazan

On Tuesday (Monday was a holiday) , I was at a dead end. I had met many people who said they had family members and friends who were KGB, and I had to go back home the next morning. The historical archives that Andri and I visited initially said to go to the FSB to request the documents. So I went with Andri to the FSB. The guard said we had to write a request, so I had my translator write up a request, which Andri wrote. We returned to the FSB. We were met with a middle aged woman who said she would look into it. And I would receive a response in 1 month.

I knew this was a dead end. I never received a response.

Text of letter that Anna translated, and Andri and I gave to the FSB officer

Управлению ФСБ России по Республике Татарстан

от Бейли Тревиса Ли,1*.0*.19** г.р.,

почтовый адрес: г. Москва,

ул. Делегацкая 11, №69, 127473,

контактный телефон: +7 915 444 3195

паспорт № 567551068, выданный в США,

справка № 1145-12-013544 о рассмотрении

заявления о предоставлении временного убежища

на территории Российской Федерации


Прошу предоставить мне информацию из архива ФСБ г. Казань о Государственной Школе №4 и её точный адрес для использования в личных целях как можно быстрее, поскольку сегодня (10.03.2020) в 20:00 я уезжаю в Москву.

Вышеупомянутая школа была изображена в фильме «Красный Воробей». В ней готовили агентов КГБ и обучали их различным техникам соблазнения для изъятия информации. Меня интересует, является ли сейчас история данной советской школы государственной тайной.

10.03.2020 Бейли Тревис Ли

My general background in the United States before 2013



Saint Mary's School of Law


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Sources for what was discussed on the show

The United States is the most violent country internationally today

America spends more money, sells more weapons, and had more military bases then any country in the world.

Statics today

  • In 45 countries the U.S. military bases prop up undemocratic regimes.[1]
  • The U.S. is by far the largest military spender in the world, accounting for 36% of the total, spending almost as much as the next eight countries combined.[2]
  • The United States has an estimated 800 bases in 70 countries around the world.[3]
  • The United States is the biggest weapons seller in the world. The Saudi Arabian dictatorship is America's number one customer.[4]
  • Globally, more people see U.S. power as a major threat. Across 30 nations surveyed by Pew Research Center both in 2013 and in 2017, a median of 38% now say U.S. power and influence poses a major threat to their country[5]
  • American police killed 260 blacks of 1,098 people in total in 2019. By contrast, Americans have conservatively killed over 100,000 minorities overseas in 2019. Where is the outrage about the 100,000 people?[6]

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The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government. I cannot be silent. - Martin Luther King.[7]
  • Conservative estimates is that the United States has killed 6 million people since the end of World War II. The same number of Jews that Hitler killed in the Holocaust.[8]
  • America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776“, i.e. the U.S. has only been at peace for less than 20 years total since its birth.[9]
  • Since the end of World War 2, the United States has:
  1. Attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which were democratically-elected.
  2. Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.
  3. Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.
  4. Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.
  5. Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries.
  6. Led the world in torture; not only the torture performed directly by Americans upon foreigners, but providing torture equipment, torture manuals, lists of people to be tortured, and in-person guidance by American teachers, especially in Latin America. For example, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Army_and_CIA_interrogation_manuals. [10]
  • For its entire history, America has supported brutal dictatorships and overthrown democratically elected governments to install dictators. After the Indian Wars in the 1800s America overthrew the Spanish Empire. It began to invade Central and South American countries in the late 1800s.
    • The author of "War is a Racket" Smedly Butler joined the Marines in 1898 at the age of 17 in order to fight in the Spanish-American War, and he rose through the ranks while participating in virtually every American military intervention between 1898 until his retirement in 1931 as the senior ranking officer of the Marine Corps. He was also the most decorated Marine ever at the time of his death, including two Medals of Honor.[11][12]

Guatemala syphilis experiments lawsuit with the Department of Health and Human Services

In March 2011, seven plaintiffs filed a federal class action lawsuit against the U.S. government claiming damages for the Guatemala experiments. This case argued that the United States was at fault due to not asking for consent. This lawsuit asked for money to compensate for medical damages and livelihood because most of the families were living in poverty. The case failed when a judge determined that the U.S. government could not be held liable for actions committed outside of the U.S.[13]

Other experiments on Americans

  • I mentioned the Tuskegee syphilis experiment. It was a clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the United States Public Health Service. The purpose of this study was to observe the natural history of untreated syphilis; the African-American men in the study were only told they were receiving free health care from the Federal government of the United States.I incorrectly stated that Obama apologized. On May 16, 1997, President Bill Clinton formally apologized on behalf of the United States to victims of the study.[14]
  • Other experiments on Americans, include:
    • Operation Midnight Climax. 1954-1966 Prostitutes on the CIA payroll were instructed to lure clients back to the safehouses, where they were surreptitiously plied with a wide range of substances, including LSD, and monitored behind one-way glass.[15]
    • Operation Sea-Spray - 1950 in in which biological weapon bacteria were sprayed over the San Francisco Bay Area in California.[16]
    • Etc.[17]

The current Yemen Proxy War

More articles on this subject: Peace:Yemen

Definition of Proxy war

Throughout the world, on any given day, a man, woman or child is likely to be displaced, tortured, killed or "disappeared", at the hands of governments or armed political groups. More often than not, the United States shares the blame. — Amnesty International. 1996.

A proxy war is an armed conflict between two states or non-state actors which act on the instigation or on behalf of other parties that are not directly involved in the hostilities.[18]

  • Afghanistan USSR War was a proxy war for the United States.
    • The CIA backed the Afghanistan terrorists for years before the invasion. See Afghanistan War.
    • The CIA provided weapons and intelligence to the mujaheddin (jihadists) rebels fighting Soviet invasion in what was called "Operation Cyclone"
        • Many authors suggest that Osama Bin Laden was created during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, in what is called "BlowBack" (described below). "During the anti-Soviet war Bin Laden and his fighters received American and Saudi funding. Some analysts believe Bin Laden himself had security training from the CIA." [19]
    • In a book written by a member of President Carter's cabinet, the cabinet member excited explains how he pulled the Soviet Union into the war. (Finding source)

Yemen Proxy War

  • The current Yemen War is a proxy war waged by the Saudi Arabia and funded by America.
  • Saudi Warplanes, Most Made in America, Still Bomb Civilians in Yemen[20]
  • Why Bombs Made in America Have Been Killing Civilians in Yemen. President Trump sees arms deals as jobs generators for firms like Raytheon, which has made billions in sales to the Saudi coalition. The Obama administration initially backed the Saudis too.[21]
  • 'Saudi Arabia, a brutal dictatorship, buys more weapons from the United States then another other country.[4]
  • All of the pilots in the Yemen War were trained by the United States to fly American airplanes. America is:
    • training Saudi pilots,
    • servicing their aircraft,
    • sharing intelligence and
    • advising on targets.[22][23][24]
  • Saudi and allied warplanes have conducted more than 20,000 airstrikes on Yemen since the war began, an average of 12 attacks a day.
    • Only about a third of these attacks are on military targets. The coalition has also bombed hospitals, schools, markets, mosques, farms, factories, bridges, and power and water treatment plants.[25]
  • Congress passed a bipartisan resolution withdrawing American support for the war, which was blocked by President Trump, who used his first veto in April, 2019.[20]
Result of Yemen Proxy War
  • In June 2019, an independent monitoring group, the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, released a report detailing more than 90,000 fatalities since the war began in 2015.[25]
  • An outbreak of cholera began in Yemen in October 2016 and is ongoing as of April 2019. As of October 2018, there have been more than 1.2 million cases reported, and more than 2,500 people—58% children—have died in the Yemen cholera outbreak, which the United Nations deemed the worst humanitarian crisis in the world at that time.[26]
    • Saudi Arabia intentionally targeted utilities in Yemen. "Airstrikes damaged hospital infrastructure, and water supply and sanitation in Yemen were affected by the ongoing conflict." "This deadly cholera outbreak is the direct consequence of two years of heavy conflict. Collapsing health, water and sanitation systems have cut off 14.5 million people from regular access to clean water and sanitation."[27][25]
      • Targeting water and hospitals is similar to what the United States did during the Iraq War. The United Nations estimate that 16 million of the 29 million people in Yemen lack access to safe water and basic sanitation.[28]
  • 85,000 Children in Yemen May Have Died of Starvation.[29]

Collective Guilt

See also Collective Guilt for updated information

Collective guilt, or guilt by association, is the controversial collectivist idea that individuals who are identified as a member of a certain group carry the responsibility for an act or behavior that members of that group have demonstrated, even if they themselves were not involved. See also German Collective Guilt - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_collective_guilt

Because of the bureaucratizing of war, violence is much more depersonalized. Modern warfare is nothing more than rational means to an end. As modern warfare relies ever more on remote control technology, it is able to depersonalize violence and distance human contact.[30]

As John Tirman posits in "The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America's Wars" and in the Washington Post article Why do we ignore the civilians killed in American wars? - Americans are greatly concerned about the number of our troops killed in battle--33,000 in the Korean War; 58,000 in Vietnam; 4,500 in Iraq--and rightly so. But why are we so indifferent, often oblivious, to the far greater number of casualties suffered by those we fight and those we fight for?[8]

Immaculate Genocide - how progressives justify war

Writing of Philippine American War of 1895-- entailing orders that every male Filipino over the age of ten be slaughtered, and the resulting deaths of one in every six inhabitants on the island of Luzon -- historian Stuart Creighton Miller describes "the tendency of highly patriotic Americans...to [vociferously] deny such abuses and even to assert that they could never exist in their country."

How progressives support war

More subtle than the characteristic refusal of "conservatives" to allow mere facts to in any way alter their core presumptions was/is the complementary nature of the "alternative" interpretation(s) most often posed by their "progressive" opponents. Noting that the Philippines genocide was a matter of public knowledge by 1901, Creighton Miller goes on to observe that collective "amnesia over the horrors of the war of conquest...set in early, during the summer of 1902." He then concludes by reflecting upon how "anti-imperialists aided the process by insisting that the conflict and its attendant atrocities had been the result of a conspiracy by a handful of leaders who carried out, through deceit and subterfuge, the policy and means of expansion overseas against the will of the majority of their countrymen."

The average man on the street shared the dreams of American world-power status

"By refusing to acknowledge that most Americans had been bitten by the same bug that afflicted [President] Theodore Roosevelt, anti-imperialists were letting the people off the hook and in their own way preserving the American sense of innocence. Unfortunately, the man in the street shared the dreams of world-power status, martial glory, and future wealth that would follow expansion. When the dream soured, the American people neither reacted with very much indignation, nor did they seem to retreat to their cherished political principles. If anything, they seemed to take their cues from their leader in the White House by first putting out of mind all the sordid episodes in the conquest, and then forgetting the entire war itself."

How conservatives justify war

So it was then, the more so today. Contemporary conservatives, whenever they can be momentarily boxed into conceding one or another unsavory aspect of America's historical record, are forever insisting that whatever they've admitted can be "properly" understood only when viewed as an "exception to the rule," an "aberration," "atypical" to the point of "anamolousness."120 None have shown a readiness to address the question of exactly how many such "anomalies" might be required before they can be said to comprise "the rule" itself. When pressed, conservatives invariably retreat into a level of diversionary polemic excusable at best on elementary school playgrounds, arguing that anything "we have done is somehow excused by allegations that "they" have done things just as bad."121

How progressives justify war

Progressives, on the other hand, while acknowledging many of America's more reprehensible features, have become far more refined in offering hook-free analyses than they were in 1902. No longer much preoccupied with such crudities as "conspiracy theory,"122 they have become quite monolithic in attributing all things negative to handy abstractions like "capitalism," "the state," "structural oppression," and, yes, "the hierarchy."123 Hence, they have been able to conjure what might be termed the "miracle of immaculate genocide," a form of genocide, that is, in which--apart from a few amorphous "decision-making elites"124--there are no actual perpetrators and no one who might "really" be deemed culpable by reason of complicity. The parallels between this "cutting edge" conception and the defense mounted by postwar Germans--including the nazis at Nuremberg--are as eerie as they are obvious.

--- Ward Churchill

Ward Churchill - those who died in the World Trade Center were not innocent and "Little Eichmans"

In the interview I mentioned, "The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic." -- Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin allegedly once said to U.S. ambassador Averill Harriman.[31] I do not in anyway promote the death of anyone. I am still horrified by 9/11. By explaining the background of why these people died maybe it will prevent another 9/11. See "Blowback" below.

“Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.” ― Noam Chomsky

Under America's own history of targeting civilian business targets, the World Trade Center on 9/11 was a legitimate military targets.


  • "[The American businessmen who died on 9-11] were too busy braying, incessantly and self-importantly, into their cell phones, arranging power lunches & stock transactions, each of which translated, conveniently out of sight, mind & smelling distance, into the starved and rotting flesh of infants"[32]
Ward Churchill argued that those who died in the World Trade Center were "Little Eichmans".

Adolf Eichmann was a German-Austrian and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust. He was executed in 1962.

"Little Eichmanns" are people whose actions, while on an individual scale may seem relatively harmless even to themselves, taken collectively create destructive and immoral systems in which they are actually complicit. The name comes from Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi bureaucrat who helped to orchestrate the Holocaust, but claimed that he did so without feeling anything about his actions, merely following the orders given to him.[33]

Hannah Arendt's book "Eichmann in Jerusalem" introduced the expression and concept of "the banality of evil" to label Hitler's Adolf Eichmann. Her thesis is that Eichmann was actually not a fanatic or a sociopath, but instead an extremely average and mundane person who relied on cliché defenses rather than thinking for himself, and, like the businessmen in the world trade center, was motivated by professional promotion rather than ideology. Banality, in this sense, does not mean that Eichmann's actions were motivated by a sort of complacency which was wholly unexceptional.

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Arendt's book introduced the expression and concept of "the banality of evil" to label Hitler's Adolf Eichmann. Her thesis is that Eichmann was actually not a fanatic or a sociopath, but instead an extremely average and mundane person who relied on cliché defenses rather than thinking for himself, and was motivated by professional promotion rather than ideology. Banality, in this sense, does not mean that Eichmann's actions were motivated by a sort of complacency which was wholly unexceptional.[34]

Hitler's Germany: Hitler's Willing Executioners

See Hitler's Willing Executioners

The book Hitler's Willing Executioners lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler's Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged the energies and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of ordinary Germans.

Like Germans who killed 6 millions Jews, Americans, who have killed 6 million people since World War 2, are "willing executioners".

Congressional Industrial Military Complex

The Industrial Military Complex is an informal alliance between a nation's military and the defense industry that supplies it, which influences public policy

The term was coined in the farewell address of President Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 17, 1961, who stated, "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex."

In one draft of the speech, the phrase was "military–industrial–congressional complex", indicating the essential role that the United States Congress plays in the propagation of the military industry, but the word "congressional" was dropped from the final version to appease the then-currently elected officials.[35]

Iraq War Casualties

I stated that conservatively the United States has killed a half million people.[36]

A vast majority of products are made by oil

Over 6,000 items are made from petroleum waste by-products, including: fertilizer, flooring (floor covering), perfume, insecticide, petroleum jelly, soap and vitamins.[37]

Products made from petroleum, lists 144 of 6000 items [38]

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Occam's Razor

Occam's Razor is a line of reasoning that says the simplest answer is often correct.

i described how I use Occam's Razor to explain what happens to me in Moscow. But occasionally Occam's Razor cannot explain some of the experiences that I have had.

I am 90% certain that I have been propositioned by two stunningly gorgeous honeypots on at least two occasions, and a low level prostitute in my old apartment for a third (Occum’s razor says that I am being foolish – but this is one case where I am almost positive). The Washington Post reported in 1987 that "Most westerners who have spent any length of time in Moscow have their favorite tale of an attempted seduction by a KGB swallow or raven." Now prostitutes’ are hired by the state and those who want "kompromat"[39]

Gary Webb - the CIA covered up Contra drug trafficking

When you mentioned the heroin poppy seeds in Afghanistan, I mentioned Gary Webb in passing.
Webb is best known for his "Dark Alliance" series, which appeared in The Mercury News in 1996. The series examined the origins of the crack cocaine trade in Los Angeles and claimed that members of the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua had played a major role in creating the trade, using cocaine profits to support their struggle. It also suggested that the Contras may have acted with the knowledge and protection of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Later journalists found that Webb's reporting showed that "The CIA conducted an internal investigation that acknowledged in March 1998 that the agency had covered up Contra drug trafficking for more than a decade."
Webb committed suicide in 2004 with two gunshot wounds to the head.

Howard Zinn

As one of Zinn's book titles states: "You Can't Be Neutral On a Moving Train"

Howard Zinn is an author best known for the book, "A People's History of the United States".

In World War 2, a passing conversation with an warplane gunner changed Howard Zinn's life forever. Zinn argued that America was not imperialist and went away troubled with what this stranger said. Two weeks later this warplane gunner was shot down and killed. Decades later Zinn became an anti-war activist and author of the seminal "A People's History of the United States" This bombardier never truly knew the last legacy of love and peace he created in this world.

Just and Unjust War excerpt:

[Zinn] flew the last bombing missions of the war, got my Air Medal and my battle stars. I was quietly proud of my participation in the great war to defeat fascism. But when I packed up my things at the end of the war and put my old navigation logs and snapshots and other mementos in a folder, I marked that folder, almost without thinking, "Never Again."

I'm still not sure why I did that, because it was not until years later that I began consciously to question the motives, the conduct, and the consequences of that crusade against fascism. The point was not that my abhorrence of fascism was in any way diminished. I still believed something had to be done to stop fascism. But that clear certainty of moral rightness that propelled me into the Air Force as an enthusiastic bombardier was now clouded over by many thoughts.

Perhaps my conversations with that gunner on the other crew, the one who loaned me The Yogi and the Commisar, gave me the first flickers of doubt. He spoke of the war as "an imperialist war," fought on both sides for national power. Britain and the United States opposed fascism only because it threatened their own control over resources and people. Yes, Hitler was a maniacal dictator and invader of other countries. But what of the British Empire and its long history of wars against native peoples to subdue them for the profit and glory of the empire? And the Soviet Union--was it not also a brutal dictatorship, concerned not with the working classes of the world but with its own national power?

I was puzzled. "Why," I asked my friend, "are you flying missions, risking your life, in a war you don't believe in?" His answer astonished me. "I'm here to speak to people like you."

I found out later he was a member of the Socialist Workers party; they opposed the war but believed that instead of evading military service they should enter it and propagandize against the war every moment they could. I couldn't understand this, but I was impressed by it. Two weeks after that conversation with him, he was killed on a mission over Germany.[40]

Self-Hating Jew - Noam Chomsky

Putin tells Russian American KGB spy joke

Putin tells Russian American KGB spy joke

Russian English translation

Russian transcript:

Челове́к пришёл на Лубя́нку и говори́т:

– Я шпио́н, хочу́ сда́ться.

Ему́ говоря́т:

– А Вы, чей шпио́н?


– Америка́нский.

– Ну, тогда́ в пя́тую ко́мнату.

Он пошёл в пя́тую ко́мнату:

– Я америка́нский шпио́н, хочу́ сда́ться.

– А у Вас ору́жие есть?

– Есть.

– В седьму́ю, пожа́луйста.

Он в седьму́ю:

– Я шпио́н, хочу́ сда́ться, у меня́ есть ору́жие.

– В деся́тую.

Ну, в деся́тую:

– Я шпио́н, хочу́ сда́ться, у меня́ есть ору́жие.

– А сре́дства свя́зи есть?

– Есть.

– В двацатую ко́мнату.


– Я шпио́н, у меня́ есть ору́жие, сре́дства свя́зи, я хочу́ сда́ться.

Его́ спра́шивают:

– А зада́ние то у Вас есть?

– Есть.

– Ну, иди́те и исполня́йте. Не меша́йте лю́дям рабо́тать!

English Translation:

A man comes to Lubyanka (KGB headquarters) and says:

- I am a spy, I want to surrender.

He is asked:

- Whose spy are you?

He says:

- I am an American spy.

- Well, then, you need to go to room #5.

He goes to the room #5:

- I am an American spy, I want to surrender.

- Do you have weapons?

- Yes, I do.

- Please go to room #7.

He goes to the room #7:

- I'm a spy, I want to surrender, I have weapons.

- Please go to room #10.

He goes to the room #10:

- I'm a spy, I want to surrender, I have weapons.

- Do yo have communications equipment?

- Yes, I do.

- Please go to room #20.

He arrives to the room #20:

- I'm a spy, I have weapons and communications equipment, and I want to surrender.

He is asked:

- Do you have a mission?

- Yes, I do.

- Well, then go and execute your mission. Stop distracting people from their work!I'm a spy, I want to surrender, I have weapons.

- Please go to room #10.

He goes to the room #10:

- I'm a spy, I want to surrender, I have weapons.

- Do yo have communications equipment?

- Yes, I do.

- Please go to room #20.

He arrives to the room #20:

- I'm a spy, I have weapons and communications equipment, and I want to surrender.

He is asked:

- Do you have a mission?

- Yes, I do.

- Well, then go and execute your mission. Stop distracting people from their work!

perfect is the enemy of good

What does "perfect is the enemy of good" mean?

Since you can never achieve perfection, if you wait to be perfect before you do anything, nothing will ever get done.

The Pareto principle or 80–20 rule explains this numerically. For example, it commonly takes 20% of the full time to complete 80% of a task while to complete the last 20% of a task takes 80% of the effort.

Peace Corps only taught 3 months of language training

Lee Harvey Oswald, who later killed President John F. Kennedy, lived in Belarus for 3 years. He only had one month of language training before it was mysteriously ended:

Oswald's tutoring began soon after Oswald arrived at the Experimental Department...Libezin was unconcerned: most important, he said, was that Oswald acquire some basic facility in the language...[they] met for one month, and then it was decided that the American now spoke Russian. Shushkevich told me he did not know who had made this decision...Shushkevich suspected it had come from someone higher up who did not work at the factory, and he said he had no idea how that person had determined that Oswald had made any progress—there were no tests, and he never filed any reports with Libezin or anyone else—but he wasn’t sure that was important. All he knew for sure was that one day, unexpectedly, his social work came to an end.


The United States Peace Corps Ukraine offered 3 months of language training for volunteers.

Not discussed on the podcast

American Civil Religion

  • American civil religion is a term coined by sociologist Robert Bellah in 1967. According to Bellah, Americans embrace a common "civil religion" with certain fundamental beliefs, values, holidays, and rituals, parallel to, or independent of, their chosen religion.[43]


The 9/11 attacks were Blowback for American's actions in the Middle East.

Definition: “Blowback” is a CIA term first used in March 1954 in a recently declassified report on the 1953 operation to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran. It is a metaphor for the unintended consequences of the US government’s international activities that have been kept secret from the American people. The CIA’s fears that there might ultimately be some blowback from its egregious interference in the affairs of Iran were well founded. Installing the Shah in power brought twenty-five years of tyranny and repression to the Iranian people and elicited the Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolution.[44]

The democracy that America espouses ends at its seashore

See also: Congress for Cultural Freedom & Psychological operations (United States)
  • The U.S. intervened in 81 foreign elections between 1946 and 2000. At the same time brutally overthrowing many of these same countries in coups and installing ruthless dictators.[45]
  • PSYOPs - After World War II the United States and the USSR began a concerted effort to manipulate populations overseas. In declassified documents the United States is show to be willing to "propagandize, subvert, sabotage....manipulate" and lie:

The invention of the atomic bomb will cause a shift in the balance between ‘peaceful’ and ‘warlike’ methods of exerting international pressure. And we must expect a very marked increase in the importance of ‘peaceful’ methods. Our enemies will be even freer than [ever] to propagandize, subvert, sabotage and exert . . . pressures upon us, and we ourselves shall be more willing to bear these affronts and ourselves to indulge in such methods—in our eagerness to avoid at all costs the tragedy of open war; ‘peaceful’ techniques will become more vital in times of pre-war softening up, actual overt war, and in times of post-war manipulation.”[46][47]

Communists have a “strong position in Europe, so immensely superior to our own . . . through unabashed and skillful use of lies. They have fought us with unreality, with irrationalism. Can we combat this unreality successfully with rationalism, with truth, with honest, well-meant economic assistance?" No, America needed to embrace a new era of covert warfare to advance her democratic objectives against Soviet deceit. -- George Kennan, 1947.[48]

The power of an idea - the influence that each of us have on others

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

Malcolm Gladwell discussed based on scientific studies how subtle comments can have extreme effect on people.

In my sociology course, I learned that - 1 man does something it is mocked as crazy and derided. Two or more is not.

How dissenting voices are silenced in America

"In our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either." --Mark Twain

The Spiral of Silence

...By Sociologist Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann

👑 People who see that the dominant social attitudes contradict their own position, “fall silent”, to avoid expressing their point of view, because they are afraid to be in the minority.
👑 The more prevalent the prevailing point of view seems to them, the more they “fall silent”.

The Overton window, also known as the window of discourse, is the range of ideas tolerated in public discourse.

The best book on how dissenting voices are silenced on a macro level is Manufacturing Dissent by Noam Chomsky:

  • Rather than needing direct control over the media as in dictatorships, industrial democracies control popular opinion using "filters" which prevent politically controversial ideas from reaching the public. Here are three of the five filters:
    • the concentration of media ownership to a few corporations,
    • the need to please advertisers and funding sources,
    • the reliance on government-provided sources,
      ...These influences combine to prevent politically inconvenient knowledge and ideas from reaching the general public.
  • Chomsky discusses Walter Lippmann author of 1922's Public Opinion. Shortly after it was published, John Dewey called Lippmann’s book “the most effective indictment of democracy as currently conceived.”

American Sniper: There are 3 types of people in this world "Sheep, Wolves and Sheep Dogs

  • Youtube video clip of "American Sniper"
    • 'The irony is this man who is portrayed in the movie, Chris Kyle was an American Sniper in Iraq and later died in a bar fight
    • I see myself as an aspiring "sheep dog"
  • America economically benefits from misery, death and destruction for generations (Indian genocide, Slavery) ...and only generations later contritely apologies about these horrors which built the country. History will not be kind to the United States. There will someday be a reconciliation of what the United States did.

The Chinese Century started in 2015

The United States is fragile.

The Chines century started in 2015. When the history of 2015 is written, China became the largest economy. In 2014, the body that conducts international "Purchasing-power parities" assessments—the World Bank’s International Comparison Program came out with new numbers. The organization predicted that China would become the world’s largest economy far sooner than anyone had expected, in 2015.[49]

In 1976 Emmanuel Todd in La chute finale: Essais sur la décomposition de la sphère Soviétique (The Final Fall: An essay on the decomposition of the Soviet sphere), predicted the collapse of the United States.[50] In 2003 he wrote After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order. Todd argues that America is fast losing its grip on the world stage in economic, military and ideological terms. Todd predicts the fall of the United States as the sole global superpower.[51]

Strategies to economically cripple the United States

Here are one or two of the many many ideas that I have. I have written and mailed to Putin's inner circle a number of times about ideas such as this.


See also Copyright as an economic weapon against the United States, How you can help / Further reading

The last day I went into the American embassy in February 2020:

  1. I received a PDF letter back from the Russian government denying my request. to abolish copyright.
  2. On the same day I also was told that my last documentary that I was in, Unknown American, was ready to be published with a publishing dare.
38.2 percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is in copyright
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The more copyright law is weakened abroad, the weaker America is economically and therefore militarily.

Every person, organization and country has an Achilles heel. The larger the person, organization, or country, the bigger the Achilles heel. In 2016 US Presidential a Saint Petersburg troll farm company helped get Donald J. Trump get elected. The election shows that Russians are acutely cognizant of many of America's Achilles heels.

In 2016 the U.S. Commerce Department released a comprehensive report entitled, “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: 2016 Update,” which found that Intellectual Property intensive industries support at least 45 million U.S. jobs and contribute to more than $6 trillion dollars to, or 38.2 percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).[52]


Inviting poor and dissatisfied Americans to Russia
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See Wikipedia: The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin’s Russia

During the height of the depression, the 1930s Russia ran advertisements for Americans to come to Russia in the New York Times and other newspapers across the USA. Tens of thousands did.[53] In the first eight months of 1931, a Soviet trade agency in New York advertised 6,000 positions in newspapers and received more than 100,000 applications. Ten thousand Americans were hired in 1931. In March 1932, The New York Times reported that immigration to the Soviet Union was 1000 a week, but increasing.

Today, Russia should actively encourage Americans to immigrate from the United States again. The government can use swallows and other FSB intelligence sources to carefully watch new American immigrants. This past few months, Russia already has enacted new laws which involve radical reforms in the immigration system, allowing existing and new immigrants to become Russian citizens.

As an American,if you feel the same way about the United States, or you feel like people don’t see your value, Moscow beckons.

A Russian Dome City for Americans fleeing social rest and economic stagnation
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As the United States continues to rapidly decline a "Dome City" should be created from the straight across from Alaska.

In the book "The Interloper" Lee Harvey Oswald was under constant surveillance be the KGB under the "dome".

Excerpt of the book "The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union":
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On March 16, two months after he started at the Experimental Department, Oswald was moved from the Hotel Minsk to Apartment 24 at 4 Kalinina Ulitsa, about twenty minutes by foot, or two tram stops, from the hotel. The building was in the center of the city, and it had been designed in the monumental Stalinist style: looming archways, thick columns, oversized windows. It was meant to feel powerful, domineering, even regal. If Oswald walked out of his building and turned right, and then right again, through the narrow driveway, beneath the yellow archway, he would be standing on Kalinina Ulitsa. If he turned left on Kalinina Ulitsa and walked for a minute or two, he would be at Victory Square, which was a traffic circle with an obelisk and eternal flame dedicated to the unknown soldier. If, instead of going to Victory Square, he turned right on Kalinina Ulitsa, he would soon arrive at the military headquarters, shrouded in trees. If he went a little farther, through an oblong patch of forest and up a small hill, he would be at the opera house. Just opposite his window, on the other side of Kalinina Ulitsa and down a short slope, was the river.26 Oswald called the apartment on Kalinina Ulitsa “a Russians dream.” Apartment 24, at entrance No. 2, encompassed 266 square feet, and it had three rooms: a kitchen, a bathroom with a toilet, and a bedroom-cum-living room. There was also a balcony; a vestibule; a small, built-in wardrobe; and views of the river and opera house. The interior walls, which were made of wood and plaster, were just shy of six inches thick, but the exterior walls, which were brick, were a little more than twenty inches in thickness, which meant it was usually quiet inside the apartment. His neighbors rarely heard him, and he seemed oblivious of them.27
It is unlikely that Oswald realized he was living in what amounted to a village inside a city. He had been strategically situated within a five- to ten-minute walk of most everywhere he needed to go —the factory, the grocery store, friends, associates, the opera house, the movie theater, the river, the park, and the Foreign Language Institute, where, according to Titovets, there were women who spoke English, listened to jazz, and were more “adventurous.” This was clearly illustrated in a 1964 CIA report on Oswald’s Soviet period. The report includes a simple street plan of the center of Minsk that shows Oswald’s apartment building and other locations that played a role in his everyday life, including the house where his coworker and one-time love interest Ella German lived (just opposite the river); the building where his future wife, Marina Prusakova, lived with her aunt and uncle (three and a half blocks away); the building where the engineer Alexander Ziger, who became friendly with Oswald and served as something of a father figure, lived with his family (on Krasnaya Ulitsa); and the Palace of Culture of the Council of Trade Unions, where he met Marina Prusakova (on the other side of the river, at October Square). It was as if the KGB had constructed a little world just for him.29
In fact, said Oleg Nechiporenko, that was common KGB practice. Nechiporenko, the KGB officer who briefly handled Oswald’s case when he turned up at the Soviet embassy in Mexico City in the fall of 1963, said the KGB had a name for this sort of “village in a city.” They called it a kolpak, which means “cover,” “dome,” or “shroud.” They would say that someone was in a kolpak or biyt pod kolpakom. This meant one was “being under the cover” of the security organs. To make things more convenient, Apartment 24 was on the fourth floor—above the tree line—and it faced the river. From the opposite bank of the Svisloch, the people strolling on the embankment could see the balcony, and, with binoculars, they could certainly get a good look inside through the windows of his bedroom and kitchen, and down the darkened corridor to the vestibule, filled with a bland, yellow light. It was as if his entire life had been reorganized so that other people could watch it.30
The kolpak accomplished two things: it made it easier for the authorities to watch him, and, more importantly, it put him at ease, which, in turn, made it still easier to watch him. It made him believe he was in a place where he was known and even understood. Here, in this little, invisible village in the middle of Minsk, there were people who worked in the same factory he worked in, spoke the same language he spoke, and liked the same composers he liked. In the coming months, they would go to the movies with him and invite him over for dinner. This feeling of connectivity would have been reinforced daily. Every time he was on the street or at an intersection or on Victory Square, he could expect to run into someone he knew, a friendly acquaintance who would wave and even smile, reminding him that he was somewhere where he could be himself. This was something that Oswald had never had—a sense of belonging. In this way, the security organs anticipated better than Oswald did what he needed. By planting him in this mesh of seemingly thick relations, they oriented and settled him. They made him think that he could do whatever he wanted because he was home now.31
It wasn’t just atmospherics. There was also, most everyone agrees, extensive monitoring of Oswald. This monitoring almost certainly included listening devices, secret police whose job it was to watch him, and a sprawling network of informants who were recruited by the security organs after he arrived. In fact, nearly everyone who worked with Oswald in Minsk said the same two things over and over: they had never informed on him, and most everyone else had. They didn’t like to talk about these things, even fifty years later. But they knew about it. Or, it would be more correct to say, they intuited it. For one thing, Oswald had many bosses—Libezin, Lavshuk, Leonid Botvinik—and each of them seemed to answer to someone else whom no one knew.
Potential employment opportunities
Active measures Against the United States
See also Active measures Against the United States

The KGB spent billions of dollars actively trying to subvert the United States domestically and abroad. This KGB playbook is being used again today by the SVR and FSB.

Its most successful campaign was the fabrication of the story that AIDS virus was manufactured by US scientists at Fort Detrick, called Operation INFEKTION.

Working as an "Internet Troll" in Saint Petersburg
See also: Internet Research Agency

The trolls in this facility were clearly not native speakers, which made them easy to detect.

Kim Philby - creating fabricated documents

Former British intelligence officer Kim Philby found work in the early 1970s in the KGB's Active Measures Department churning out fabricated documents. Working from genuine unclassified and public CIA or U.S. State Department documents, Philby inserted “sinister” paragraphs regarding U.S. plans. The KGB would stamp the documents “top secret” and begin their circulation. For the Soviets, Philby was an invaluable asset, ensuring the correct use of idiomatic and diplomatic English phrases in their disinformation efforts.[54]

Steal this Book
See also: Steal This Book

Steal this Book is a book written by Abbie Hoffman in 1970. It explains how to fight the government through illegal activities. I have strongly considered updating the book with only legal activities to subvert the federal government.


  1. Think Trump Is Too Cozy with Dictators? Check Out the U.S. Military. In 45 countries, U.S. military bases prop up undemocratic regimes of all sorts, while often interfering with local campaigns for democracy.https://fpif.org/think-trump-is-too-cozy-with-dictators-check-out-the-u-s-military/
  2. Global Military Expenditures Are Up, Driven By Top 2 Spenders — U.S. And China https://www.npr.org/2019/04/29/718144787/global-military-expenditures-up-driven-by-top-two-spenders-u-s-and-china
  3. Where in the World Is the U.S. Military? https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/06/us-military-bases-around-the-world-119321 Politico Magazine 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/03/26/us-arms-sales-these-countries-buy-most-weapons-government/39208809/ Saudi Arabia buys the most weapons from the US government. See what other countries top list. March 26, 2019.
  5. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/08/01/u-s-power-and-influence-increasingly-seen-as-threat-in-other-countries/
  6. American police killings:
    • Americans have killed over 100,000 minorities overseas in 2019:
    • Yemen (American proxy war): up to 85,000 young children dead from starvation. [1]
    • UN: Afghan War Killed, Wounded More Than 10,000 Civilians in 2019. [2] *(Both by US and terrorist)
    • America killed at least 2,392 Iraqi civilians in 2019.[3]
    • Drone bombings: Airwars research showed that at least 2,214 civilians were locally alleged killed by international military actions across Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Somalia during 2019. [4]
    • Yemen (American proxy war): approximately 20,000 people have been killed (As of October 31, 2019). [5]











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    See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegations_of_CIA_assistance_to_Osama_bin_Laden.
  20. 20.0 20.1 New York Times - May 22, 2019. Saudi Warplanes, Most Made in America, Still Bomb Civilians in Yemen https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/22/world/middleeast/saudi-yemen-airstrikes-civilians.html
  21. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/16/us/arms-deals-raytheon-yemen.html Why Bombs Made in America Have Been Killing Civilians in Yemen. New York Times.
  22. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/01/16/training-for-saudi-military-students-in-the-us-could-resume-soon/ Training for Saudi military students in the US could resume soon. Military Times 2020
  23. Saudis have come for U.S. military training for decades. Here’s why and how. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/12/07/saudis-have-come-us-military-training-decades-heres-why-how/
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  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 "Saudi-led forces have deliberately targeted civilians since the war’s early days – and US officials have done little to stop it" America is likely complicit in war crimes in Yemen. It's time to hold the US to account. Mohamad Bazzi https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/03/yemen-airstrikes-saudi-arabia-mbs-us
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    Ward Churchill - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Churchill
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