The Ati-thesis , Marxism

"By that definition, a state capitalist country is one where the government controls the economy and essentially acts like a single huge corporation, extracting the surplus value from the workforce in order to invest it in further production.[3] Friedrich Engels, in Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, argues that state capitalism would be the final stage of capitalism consisting of ownership and management of large-scale production and communication by the bourgeois state.[4]"

Quoted from Wikepedia

Sunday, July 27, 2014

In 1981 Maine Legislature Grants Itself The Authority to Centrally Manage Economy

A Free Enterprise System Cannot Co-Exist with A Centrally Managed Economy

The following are out-takes from the statutory downloadable timeline ( With headlines added)  which I constructed by researching the statutes- A Maine Citizen's Journey Through The Statutes of Transformation available for a minimum contribution for the many hours of research required for both this blog and the timeline.The only income I make from this blog comes from contributions in exchange for the downloadable timeline which includes internal and external links and bookmarks for ease of navigation. All links are active in the downloadable timeline.They do not transfer over in the cut and past function.

From The Table Of Zingers

This chapter (Municipal Bond Bank)  shall be construed liberally to effectuate the legislative intent and the purposes of this chapter as complete and independent authority for the performance of each and every act and thing authorized in this chapter and all powers granted in this chapter shall be broadly interpreted to effectuate that intent and purposes and not as a limitation of powers.

There is a need to establish a new basis for a creative partnership of the private and public sectors for economic development, a partnership which can capitalize on the interests, resources and efforts of each sector, but which does not compromise the public interest or the profit motive. The state's solitary burden to
provide for development should lessen through involving the private sector in a leadership role. [1977,(emphasis mine)

Commentary No compromising of public interest or profit motive? Destined to failure!

The Middle Class Is The Back Bone Of A Free Enterprise System. It's Growth or Decline is the Measure of Public Benefit and Detriment

The Economic Growth Council collects data on the economy Governor John R. McKernan, Jr.

  • Data on the size and growth of the middle class is missing.
  • The data provided is an aggregate figure for personal income and a figure for the poverty rate.
  • Comparison figures over time only go back only as far as the previous year.
  • No mention of adjustments for inflation.
I emailed the Maine Development Foundation ,asking if there is any data collected on the size and growth of middle class. To date no answer is forth coming.

1~to be created as a body corporate and politic to have full powers to borrow money and to issue its bonds and notes to make funds available through the facilities of the instrumentality at reduced rates and on more favorable terms for borrowing by such governmental units through the instrumentality's purchase of the bonds or notes of the governmental units in fully marketable form; and [1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106(NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD).](emphasis mine)

B. Granting broad powers to the instrumentality to accomplish and to carry out these policies of the State which are in the public interest of the State and of its taxpayers and residents. [1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD).]

§5904. Liberal construction of chapter

          This chapter shall be construed liberally to effectuate the legislative intent and the purposes of this chapter as complete and independent authority for the performance of each and every act and thing authorized in this chapter and all powers granted in this chapter shall be broadly interpreted to effectuate that intent and purposes and not as a limitation of powers. [1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD).](emphasis mine)

Comment Although the Home Rule Amendment establishes the relative sovereignty of local government, the legislature here refers to municipalities as (the state’s) governmental units conveying that the municipalities are simply subsidiaries of the state government, which is exactly what a state municipal bond bank will help to bring about through the means of controlling and distributing capital, just as the federal government controls the states through distribution of freshly printed paper bills

Is this saying what it looks like it is saying? That the Municipal Bond Bank- as a complete and independent authority does not need to obtain taxpayer and legislative authority? See 1951 Most recent Maine State Borrowing Power Constitutional Amendment (#8)  

General Provisions.

Section 14.  Authority and procedure for issuance of bonds.
        The Legislature shall not create any debt or debts, liability or liabilities, on behalf of the State, which shall singly, or in the aggregate, with previous debts and liabilities hereafter incurred at any one time, exceed $2,000,000, except to suppress insurrection, to repel invasion, or for purposes of war, and except for temporary loans to be paid out of money raised by taxation during the fiscal year in which they are made, and except for loans to be repaid within 12 months with federal transportation funds in amounts not to exceed 50% of transportation funds appropriated by the federal government in the prior federal fiscal year; and excepting also that whenever 2/3 of both Houses shall deem it necessary, by proper enactment ratified by a majority of the electors voting thereon at a general or special election ( emphasis mine)

§5951. Creation of bank and membership

1987 1. Bank established.  There is established a public body corporate and politic to be known as the "Maine Municipal Bond Bank" in accordance with Title 5, chapter 379. The bank is constituted as an instrumentality of the State exercising public and essential governmental functions. The bank's exercise of the powers conferred by this chapter shall be deemed and held to be an essential governmental function of the State.[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C,§§8, 10 (AMD) .](emphasis mine)Governor John R. McKernan, Jr

§5954. Corporate powers

Comment It’s always “deemed” when the constitutional process is by-passed !

1987 §5681. State-municipal revenue sharing creates a general pool for municipal expenditures controlled by state Governor John R. McKernan, Jr.

§13051. Legislative findings

The Legislature finds that the State's economy is linked to the national and international economies. Economic changes and disruptions around the world and in the nation have a significantly impact upon the State's economy. The rise of 3rd-world and 4th-world countries as manufacturers of commodities for mass markets and the gradual evolution of the national economy to a technological, informational, specialty product-based economy have significantly more

Commentary Statement establishes a philosophy based on the rule of law by global capitalism- constructed on layers of truisms and borne out by the direction followed by Maine's corporate state governance since to present.)

"In order for the State's economy to grow and gain a solid footing, it is necessary to determine the State's assets and the economic opportunities that are or will be available to the State's enterprise, municipalities and labor force. ( emphasis mine)

Were the word "state" replaced with "Maine- it would come across with another meaning but as is it comes across in the sense of state ownership of enterprise, municipalities, and labor force- See Developing the Publicly Funded Work Force 2013)

The Legislature finds that the decentralization of economic growth and development programs among several state agencies without any coordination of programs and agencies and without coordination with the State's municipal and regional economic efforts is not in the best interest of the State. The Legislature further finds that the State's economic development programs and policies and the economies of municipalities and regions mutually affect each other. [1987, c. 534, Pt. A, §§17, 19 (NEW).] (emphasis mine)  

Centralized management of economy fifth & sixth planks of the Ten Planks of The Communist Manifesto

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Maine Media Goes into A Tizzy as Readers of Maine Constitution Come Out Of The Woods !

I was recently in a conversation with a candidate for the Maine legislature. I am not revealing his identity as the intention is not to hurt his campaign, being that he was decent in engaging in conversation and he is in the regard that I write about here representative of the culture in Augusta in general. Henceforth I will refer to him as Candidate

 I was questioning Candidate's support of a Maine Bank, a movement that I had become cognizant about during my research efforts for A Maine Citizen's Journey Through The Statutes of Transformation.

We debated many of the points for and against such a new government function but during the course of our dialogue, my question about how one reconciles the establishment of a State Bank, which would surely be established as yet another corporate instrumentality of the state, with Article IV Part Third Of The Maine State Constitution:

As it is presented in Time Line

Part Third. Legislative Power

Section 13.  Special legislation.  The Legislature shall, from time to time, provide, as far as practicable, by general laws, for all matters usually appertaining to special or private legislation.

Section 14.  Corporations, formed under general laws.  Corporations shall be formed under general laws, and shall not be created by special Acts of the Legislature, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where the objects of the corporation cannot otherwise be attained; and, however formed, they shall forever be subject to the general laws of the State. Governor Seldon Connor

I.n Governor Seldon Conner's Inaugural Address he said these words pertaining to the new constitutional amendment:

Section thirteen presents a discretionary field of action which your own honor will impel you to occupy to the fullest extent.'The title of 'Special and Private Laws,' which includes so large a portion of the laws of former Legislatures, is an obnoxious one, conveying suggestions of privilege, favoritism and monopoly; though happily these evils have not in fact, stained the character of our legislation, they should not be suffered to have, even in the form of our laws, any grounds of suspicion that can be removed. Other weighty objections to special laws for private benefit are, that they are obtained at the public expense, and in their passage distract the attention of legislators from matters of public interest. The opportunity is now afforded, and the duty enjoined upon you, by the amendment, to restrict the necessity for such laws to the narrowest possible limits. An analysis and classification of the private and special laws upon the statute books, will inform you of the objects for which it is desirable to provide by general laws, if practicable. 'Many objects have been hitherto specially legislated upon although they were amply provided for by general laws. I have distinguished authority for the statement that sixty or more of the corporations created by a special act for each, by the last Legislature, could have been created and organized under general laws. The reason why the general laws have not been resorted to to a greater extent, is not, so far as I am informed, to be found in any insufficiency or defect of those laws, but in the greater ease and simplicity of the method of application to the Legislature and in the fancied higher [146 Me. 323] sanction of an authority proceeding directly from it. Section fourteen, relating to corporations is compressive and peremptory.. It relates to all corporations, except only those for municipal purposes. It clearly prohibits their creation by special acts if the objects desired can be secured under existing general laws.' ( emphasis mine) From Governor Seldon Conner's Inaugural Address  1876 - I don't have a link for this - it was found in The Maine Constitution- A reference guide by Marshall J Tink

Candidate :Mackenzie, I honestly don't know about the constitutional prohibition against corporations, and Article IV.unfortunately, don't have enough time to research this! All I can say is that there are similar entities which, to my mind, are valid, such as state chartered non-profit credit unions

A few posts down on Candidate's page there is a video in which Candidate tells us that he supports a strict interpretation of "the Constitution", by which Candidate clearly means the United States Constitution, because Candidate doesn't have time to read the Maine Constitution and so how could he begin to know what comprises strict adherence to the Maine Constitution?

In a different world, it would have been a huge mistake on the Candidate's part to give such an answer but in Maine 2014, his answer merely reflects the current culture in Augusta. Our representatives take an oath to uphold the constitution, and then use the statutes as a constitutional reference.

Article IV Part Third is Legislative Powers. It is the job description for the position that the Candidate seeks but he doesn't have the time to read it as he campaigns on a platform of ideas about which he has no idea if they are reconcilable with the constitution or not. His measure is the status quo- the statutes that have been entrenched. As I have come cross. many times over, said by those influential within the political class: "Nobody Reads The Maine Constitution"

Such was said by John McDonald on WGAN Radio in his interview with Phill Merletti, one of the four men of the Constitutional Coalition Of Maine, whom have been used by blogger and activist Mike Tipping as a sensational news story to promote his crowdfunding project for a book on Governor Lepage.

 Mr Tipping is Communications Director for The Maine People's Alliance, and The Maine People's Resource Center, a columnist for The Portland Press herald,and a blogger for The Bangor Daily News,  where in Mr Tipping spreads such dis-information as the following:

The chapter details a series of at least eight meetings Gov. LePage held with members of a group called the Constitutional Coalition who identify themselves as “sovereign citizens,” a loose network of conspiracy theorists recognized as one of “the nation’s top domestic terror threats” by the FBI and Maine law enforcement.

Mr Tippings, co-conspiratist is another Portland Press Herald Journalist, Colin Woodard , who spread the story the national level in Politico, where in Mr Woodard  tells us that:

Some of the members of the circle have previously identified themselves as “Sovereign Citizens,” [skip to 17:00], a movement the FBI considers a domestic terrorist threat, though at least some of them now deny any such association. Members have espoused the belief that the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the Sandy Hook school shootings were perpetrated by the U.S. government, which engages in “mind control” and is preparing a “holocaust” against America’s Christians. They think the government is illegitimate and that top state officials are guilty of treason.
Read more:

Is Mr Woodard relying on people NOT clicking the link that he offers up in support of his claim? Is he targeting the mentality of the lowest common denominator when he makes such claims so easily proven to be false by the very means that he submits as verification. Following through on Mr Woodard suggestions reveals that Mr Woodard is presenting a falsehood. The discussion is about a government -issued document - and a government issued mandate for every law enforcement officer in Maine. The document identifies the four members of the Constitutional Coalition as members of the Sovereign Citizens, which in turn is identified as the most dangerous domestic terrorist group in the country. The Constitutional Coalition and the Governor are shocked and outraged to read it !

Mr Woodard is suggesting that an accusation against anyone can be construed as an admission by the accused of the substance of the accusation.

The Aroostic Watchmen Radio program begins with a tirade claiming that the United States is now in a stage similar to that of Germany in the thirties. Tippings and Woodard in their twisting of the words said by the others lend credence to the Coalition's perspective. Tipping and Woodard spin the Constitutional Coalition as anti-government, themselves occluded to the understanding that the basis of government in Maine and the USA is the Rule of Law and that the constitution is the Rule of Law to which all other law must reconcile itself.

The coalition is using a little known constitutional process called remonstrance. It is outside the scope of this post but you can read about it at The Maine Republic

There are lot of people speaking as though they have authority in the case of  the Constitutional Coalition- But once Remonstrance has been set into motion, who has authority to interpret it's meaning except the Justices ?

Tippings spins that the Constitutional Coalition admitted to being Sovereign Citizens because, as Merletti , says in the WGAN interview 97% of Americans qualify as Sovereign Citizens according to the document issued to the police department. The intent is clearly that the standards are so ludicrous that just about any one qualifies, but integrity-challenged Tippings, leaves out the context of the 97% and just claims that the Constitutional Coalition admitted to being Sovereign Citizens. Tippings delivers clearly biased third party spin on the message of the Constitutional Coalition. Taken out of context and fragmented beyond recognition, Tippens statements can be said to be true but delivered with intent to dis-inform.

In the Bangor Daily News Tippens milks the story for all the publicity he can get- clearly helping to promote his crowd funding project. He tells us of a new yellow journalism coalition that is forming spontaneously in response to his slanderous spin. However the tide is turning on Tippings and his ilk. Due to Tipping's yellow journalism the cause of the Constitutional Coalition is getting media time. WGAN has interviewed Phill Merletti and Wayne Leach. The Sun Journal published a piece that aired the Constitutional Coalitions's side of the story, dismaying poor Tippings that his own newspaper would allow its news department to betray the direction of its opinion department:

The news side of the BDN seems to be ignoring the warnings of their own editorial page. They chose to publish a long profile piece on members of the Constitutional Coalition by Sun Journal reporter Mark LaFlamme, who apparently hasn’t listened to a single minute of the group’s radio appearances or read any of the documents from their meetings. He gives credibility to their conspiracy theories by allowing them to claim “evidence,” “facts,” “research,” and “knowledge” of government and constitutional issues without ever requesting that they back up a single word or speaking to anyone who would refute their claims.
Poor Tippings! Our hearts bleed for the injustice being done against him! But like Phil Merletti said- If you think your neighbor is a terrorist- what do you do? Call the FBI? The CIA? Homeland Security? the Police? NO! You write a book and contact the media- and I might add- you run a crowd-funding project of course!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

State Controlled Capitalization- Do We Need It in The Era of Crowd Funding?

I don't have time these days to do the research journalism. I need to work on a crowdfunding strategy for our ceramic's business, which requires much work and research but it is such a growing field that there are many helpful resources developing.

One of them is I attended one of their online meetings today but unfortunately my microphone wasn't working in that system and so I really only watched it- but I found it very informative. I highly recommend it to anyone pursuing crowdfunding.

That said, and getting back to the statutory transformation of Maine, one of the details that previously went unregistered to my mind until  I was composing A Maine's Citizen's Journey Through The Statutes of Transformation is that all of the funds stashed away in all of the state's corporations include a provision that says the fund can accept money from any source - such as corporations, foundations, private persons, foreign governments  drug cartels, terrorists - OK ths latter two  sounds extreme- but sadly it isn't since major banking institutions have been caught doing the same- why not Maine State Inc- when does Maine ever refuse money-from any one ? -which inevitably comes with strings attached. Would there be less government  corruption risk if the government just did a crowdfunder !

Which raises the question, in the new era of crowdfunding, why does Maine need a big unconstitutional government corporate network to raise capital for the business picked for success by overlords?

The advantages of crowdfunding over government controlled capitalization are:

  1. Crowdfunding allows less leeway for corruption because the terms are stated as part of the project- no behind the scene negotiations.
  2. The people invest in their own free will instead of being involuntary investors in decisions made by unelected  boards.
  3. The state will save considerably by deconstructing the bureaucracy  needed to maintain and expand its central management of the Maine economy. 
  4. Because the people are making the decisions as opposed to an overlord class, the economy has a chance of naturally evolving back to one which includes a healthy middle class.
  5. With a healthy middle class, and the deconstruction of central management of the economy, the free enterprise system will be re-instated , along with the Maine constitution.
Of course one can never underestimate the ingenuity of corruption, but at least the door is not held wide open inviting corruption in as is the case in the current system in which capitalization in Maine is dominated by the corporate state.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In Maine it's The Innovative Class Vs The Underclass with the Middle Class A Relic Of By Gone Days.

As a person of independent views, I am often approached by those whom I consider to stand for the modern day thought police. The conversation is often framed as "We (or I) are trying to help you", which means they are trying to reprogram my thinking to be consistent with acceptable thought as issued by Maine State Inc and its comrade the Maine main stream media.

I recently had such an encounter when I posted on AS Maine Goes- when a users who clouds his true identity under the name of "economike" stepped up to play the role of the thought police and was educating me about economics pursuant to the world view which has dominated, to the exclusion of all else, both the political class and the Maine main stream media during the decades in which the Maine constitution was swapped out as the governing rule of law in Maine to be replaced by governance of a corporate state serving as an instrumentality of global capitalism. Were this a science fiction novel, I could use that dialogue verbatim.

Even more revelatory was when Melvin  Udall stepped in- a poster who also uses the pseudonym P.C. PoppyCock, when he writes the blog- The Other Side of Town, which is commonly known because Mr Udell once had it posted on his As Maine Goes bio.

Melvin Udell: You continually cite the Constitution as
          if it is some kind of 'controlling legal authority.' We all
      know that horse is long gone from the barn.

Quite an amazing confession from Mr Udell and one that I suspect is widely held among Maine's political class, all of whom can take credit for the swap out of the state constitution for the corporate state. One just doesn't usually come across it being spoken so openly and directly. Notice the use of the pluralist collectivist "we"- a common tactic of the thought police who speak as though everyone in society is collectively of one mind, which therefor qualifies such views as absolute truth:

Later the conversation became even more revelatory:

Melvin Udall The latest Imprimus article speaks very 
clearly to the opiate addiction crisis and the welfare Britain, but so what. Human nature is
           human  nature.

The Worldview that Makes the Underclass

A sample:
          In the course of my duties, I would often go to patients’ 
homes. Everyone lived in households with a shifting 
cast of members, rather than in families. If there was an 
adult male resident, he was generally a bird of passage 
with a residence of his own somewhere else. He came
          and went as his fancy took him. To ask a child who his 

     father was had become an almost indelicate question. 

     Sometimes the child would reply, “Do you mean my 

     father at the moment?” Others would simply shake their 

     heads, being unwilling to talk about the monster who 

     had begot them and whom they wished at all costs to 


Is Mr Udell also representing the collective "We" of Maine's overlord society when he depicts "the underclass" as opium addicted losers?  Personally I suspect that he is, that the same pompous  arrogance that uses self aggrandizement to crown its self as a creative elite and thus so justified in having public wealth redistributed into its own hands for its own use- regards the rest of society- which is now is close to being all encompassed by the phrase "underclass" in as derogatory a way as they complement themselves on their superiority.

Mackenzie Andersen: So what- he says- In a feudalistic society in which we have "the innovative and creative class" VS "the underclass" and nothing in between- expect this side of human nature to multiply especially when the central managers succeed in their goals of relocating rural inhabitants to urban centers so that they can transform the lovely country side to the Garden of the Bilderbergs- So what said the Lords- it's only human nature for the underclass to become addicted to opium and for us to be creative and innovative - what with all of societies capital flowing through our hands!!

Thereafter the thought police chimed in as a chorus making much to do over my use of the name of the Bilderbergs- so much so that I started to wonder if I had expressed more truth than I knew! That was the only point of interest- the idea that the population relocation plan is destined to create inner city opium dens drew no reaction!

Further evidence that Maine is now a two tier society - the "innovative and creative" VS the "underclass" is found in another online discussion in the comments section of the Portland Press Herald where my use of the archaic term "middle class' drew this response:

  • Mackenzie Andersen ·  Top Commenter · Pratt Institute
    Interesting double entendre in the headline- the split between corporate and general welfare leaves little room for a middle class.

    • Jo Hill ·  Top Commenter
      "Middle class" is an illusion. You work for someone else (working class), or other people for you (employing class).

    • Mackenzie Andersen ·  Top Commenter · Pratt Institute
      Jo Hill Middle class means middle income- One can be a middle class employer or a middle class employee or middle class independent contractor -and so on- it is the level of income that determines middle class.
It shows my age- I grew up in a time when the meaning of middle class as those of middle income was commonly understood.