Monday, October 26, 2020


Name the nine conditions that define an occupied country. What about them?


1. The  population of an occupied country is generally angry and resentful.  Its occupiers are fearful and wary of that anger, but try never to show fear, secretly surveiling that population while displaying overt militarized shows of power.



2. Political appointments tend to be controlled by packing various posts with either known mediocrities, or appointees whose policies are inclined to work against the aims of the very agencies they purport to staff.


3, Its economy has generally been taken over to produce gains for the occupiers at the expense of the population. This applies to monetary policy as well as to all other market sectors such as banks, real estate, industrial and manufacturing concerns, marketing, resource extraction, and services such as commerce, transportation, food delivery systems and so forth.


4. Its natural resources are generally exported for the benefit of the occupiers to the detriment of the people who no longer benefit. This may apply equally to crop production, to minerals, naval stores, industrial production, and to jobs.


5. Its educational system and its media systems are controlled to the exclusion of attempts to espouse true history in favor of  propagandizing mythologies; its traditions, whether of language or expressive culture such for example as its literature or theater are discouraged. This can be accomplished by censorship, by simple denial of funding, and promotion of the occupiers cultural production to the exclusion of all else.


6. Its infrastructure, such as housing, it’s roadways, its bridges, its railroads, bus systems, and airports are controlled to serve the interests of the occupier at the expense of the population’s general daily traffic and commerce. Roadblocks are set up, fences built, check points established, with a reinforcement system of jails and prisons established to limit mobility.


7. Its healthcare system declines, becoming victim to erosion of service, as seen in limited accessibility, hospital closures, reduction of supplies, and a decline of quality of such treatment as remains available.


8. Its judicial apparatus consists of a system of courts established by the occupiers to enforce the interpretation of the laws always in the occupiers favor.


9. The benchmark of an occupied society can be measured in its mounting death rate. The cause of death tends to shift away from the chronic degenerative diseases expected of natural decline and old age, toward an increasing number of homicides, suicides, deaths by starvation, and fatal use of opiates.








OPPOSE Supreme Court monkeying with  vote suppression.


URGE military refuse illegal orders from #45 on election.


OPPOSE any Republican effort to rush election results.




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