The Original NSA Whistleblower Looks Back -Executive Summary


Executive Summary of

ADRIAN CHEN ‘s After 30 Years of Silence, the Original NSA Whistleblower Looks Back

By Julia Clark Organization

 1920, Herbert O. Yardley, a government codebreaker, moved in with a gang of math geniuses and began deciphering intercepted Japanese diplomatic telegrams. This was the Black Chamber, America’s first civilian code-breaking agency. 

Perry Fellwock – AKA Winslow Peck. NSA’s first whistleblower. going to the press to explain the spy agency’s immense scope and mission to a public that had barely been allowed to know such an organization existed. His revelations in the radical magazine Ramparts were picked up by the front page of the New York Times. He went on to be a key player in the turbulent anti-surveillance movement of the 1970s, partnering with Norman Mailer and becoming the target of CIA propaganda. But today he’s a semi-retired antiques dealer living in Long Island, as obscure as the Black Chamber once was.

1972 Ramparts article, “Electronic Espionage: A Memoir,” in which Fellwock had exposed the NSA.

He did not trust journalists. “If you go back to the Church Committee, you’ll find that many, many of your colleagues worked for the intelligence agencies,” he told me over the phone. He spoke deliberately, in a warm, authoritative-sounding Midwestern baritone, like a documentary narrator. “I believe that you’re honest, but who knows about the people in your office? Who knows about your boss, what kind of deals he’s doing?”

“They never thought anybody would ever be able to write about them,” said the journalist James Bamford, who has written three books on the NSA, including the first definitive account of the Agency, 1982’s Puzzle Palace. “At the time it was an agency that sort of existed apart from the rest of the government, almost.”

 in 1972, was a rogue analyst, some kid in his 20s, describing the NSA’s business down to the colors of the badges worn at its headquarters. Winslow Peck claimed that the NSA had broken all of the Soviets’ codes, that the government’s official account of the Vietnam War was a lie, and that the agency was guilty of salacious corruption:

Quite a few people in NSA are into illegal activities of one kind or another. It’s taken to be one of the fringe benefits of the job. You know, enhancing your pocketbook. Smuggling. People inside NSA got involved with the slave trade.

What had happened to Fellwock to make him turn to Ramparts, and what happened after? 

My attorneys have advised me not to speak more about this,” Fellwock said. “I spoke to them and we went over some things. The only thing I can say is that you really should look at what’s happening to the other whistleblowers.”

I told him I was aware the Obama Administration has zealously cracked down on whistleblowers and leakers. “But you haven’t done anything for years,” I said. “What could they do to you now?”

They can’t do anything to me for what I did back then, but I don’t want them to do anything to me for what I’ve done now. I’ve already spoken too much.” He paused, lowering his voice dramatically: “This is not a good time. This is not a good time for our country.”

During his training, Fellwock was approached by three men who, he later learned, worked for the National Security Agency. He took a battery of tests and was selected to join the NSA as an analyst. “Their main concern was our sex life,” he told Ramparts in 1972. “They wanted to know if we were homosexual.”

[ Summary note: Though it may seem odd all the focus on homosexuality. It really is not odd. Sexual behavior is the easiest to exploit. Where “they” missed the ball was, the focus should have been on ethical sexual behavior. ]

Fellwock’s faith in his mission was shaken within a year. In 1967, the Six-Day War between Israel and a number of neighboring Arab countries erupted. Israeli forces attacked an NSA spy ship, the U.S.S. Liberty, while it was on an eavesdropping mission off the coast of Egypt. Thirty-five crew members were killed, and 171 wounded.

Israel claimed that in the fog of war it had misidentified the ship as Egyptian. But James Bamford, in his book Body of Secrets, has made a strong case that the IDF knowingly attacked the spy ship in order to cover up their massacring of hundreds of Egyptian POWs in a nearby town. Whatever the case, the incident sparked outrage within the NSA, especially after Lyndon Johnson’s administration covered it up so as not to embarrass the U.S.’s strongest ally in the Middle East.

The guilt and stress made Fellwock realize he had to get out of Vietnam. He managed to wrangle an early end to his Vietnam tour and in mid-1969, 13 months after he’d arrived, he returned to the States, transferred to the Air Force reserves, and went back to college, hoping to put the war behind him.

He made it one semester. Then, on May 4th, 1970, National Guardsmen opened fire on unarmed student antiwar protestors at Kent State, killing four and wounding nine. Kent State made it impossible for Fellwock to fade back into a normal life.

That was one of the final straws because it was very clear that U.S. troops should not be killing students,” he said. He had left one theater of war and found another. Once again, he would throw himself into the front lines.

Now that Fellwock was coming forward again, even hesitantly, he wanted to do it right. He squinted at a small piece of paper on which he’d written the key points about the NSA he had wanted to get across with his Ramparts article.


“Most people in those days thought that the NSA and CIA worked for the U.S. government. But they don’t. They’re an entity unto itself.”


Most people in those days thought that the NSA and CIA worked for the U.S. government,” he said. “But they don’t. They’re an entity unto itself, a global entity that is comprised of the Five Eyes.” The Five Eyes is the informal name for the intelligence-sharing agreement between the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. “This community operates outside of the Constitution,” Fellwock said, “and from everything I’ve seen, it still does.”

interviews appeared in Ramparts verbatim. This is what he meant when he said it wasn’t “really an interview.”

“They published this rambling interview that said some things that were true and some other things that weren’t true,” he said. “They just turned it into a sensational piece of gossip as far as I was concerned.”

Fellwock told me he believes Collier and Horowitz were never truly part of the left, and that they misused his words purposefully to cause maximum chaos in a demented quest to hurt America.

 fall of 1972, Fellwock and Tim Butz, a former Air Force intelligence officer and fellow antiwar activist, founded a new group, under the rather clunky name of the Committee for Action/Research on the Intelligence Community, or CARIC. Their goal was strikingly similar to what Wikileaks would propose decades later: to watch the watchers by acting as a clearinghouse for information about surveillance and covert operations.

Where Julian Assange has advanced the idea of “scientific journalism,” based on dumping primary sources and documents to back up claims, CARIC developed what it referred to as the “New Intelligence,” which aimed to be a beneficent mirror held up to the dark arts of the CIA and the FBI.

The New Intelligence,” explained an issue of Counter-Spy, “is the product resulting from the scientific collection, evaluation, analysis, integration and interpretation of all information concerning experiments in technofascism and eventually the conditions which produce it.”

In practice, this meant exhaustively documenting and exposing covert action wherever it occurred. One of CARIC’s earliest coups was tipping off the Washington Post that Nixon’s Committee for the Reelection of the President had hired George Washington University students to spy on anti-war protests. Another early focus was the CIA’s Operation Phoenix, a secret assassination program in Vietnam.

Only a full and undisguised look into this hidden world can displace unwarranted fears, and guide the public effort to end this illegal and unjustified espionage,” read an early CARIC handout. “The secrecy with which the government surrounds itself must end.”

Norman Mailer. In February of 1973, the brawling novelist-journalist-activist held a lavish party at the Four Seasons, partly to celebrate his 50th birthday and partly to announce and raise funds for a new venture, something he called the Fifth Estate.

What Mailer told me is that the CIA is basically a white Christian Protestant organization,” Fellwock said. “And white Christian Protestants have to find a devil in order to justify what they do. Their Christian values say they should help the poor, like the Communists were. But they were not helping the poor. They were helping the very rich. And this created a conflict inside of the white Christian Protestant mind that could only be resolved by them seeking out a devil and making that devil into an exaggerated thing. Thus, they exaggerated the threat of communism just like they’re exaggerating the threat of Islam today.”

None of us who were in the movement back then enjoyed what was going on,” Fellwock said. “This wasn’t a good time for anybody. We were not thrill-seekers. There was no joy. There was, will we survive to the next day? Can we do something to stop these bastards?”

Whenever I brought the conversation to his personal life, I was met with uncomfortable silence. Was he married? “I don’t want to get into that,” Did he have kids? “I’d rather not talk about that.” He insisted I not mention the name of the antiques business he’s a partner in, so that his colleagues wouldn’t be “dragged into this.”

It’s just my life is in a different world now and I don’t want my life now disrupted,” Fellwock said. “I only have a few years left. I want to enjoy those years. I want my family to be safe and enjoy life”

It was intense,” said Fellwock. “Clearly it really upset the security agencies, what we were doing. They were all over us. I just generally accepted that the next person in the next booth would be some security person following me.”

In late 1975, Counter-Spy pushed the government farther than it ever had before, and the government pushed back. Frustrated by the lack of reform in the surveillance state, even after Nixon’s resignation in 1974, Counter-Spy decided in its Winter 1975 issue to take another step: the magazine would name names, blowing agents’ cover, with the explicit purpose of damaging the spy agency’s ability to work abroad.

A November 1974 Washington Monthly article by John Marks called “How to Spot a Spook” showed how it was done. All you needed to do was scour lists of foreign embassy staff, then crosscheck those names with the State Department’s Biographic Register for telltale signs of spook-dom, such as odd gaps in career histories or inexplicable job titles.

The most effective and important systematic efforts to combat CIA that can be undertaken right now are, I think, the identification, exposure, and neutralization of its people working abroad.”

On December 23, 1975 listed as the CIA station chief in Lima, Peru. It turned out to be the wrong station, but that inaccuracy wouldn’t change how events were about to unfold. Welch’s real post was Athens, and, the Times reporter said, he had just been murdered there.

The CIA saw the Welch murder as a way to swing the pendulum of popular opinion back to its side. Morton Halperin, then a researcher with the Center for National Security Studies, wrote three years after the assassination:

The Welch Assassination case is the only one that I am aware of where there is evidence of manipulation of the American press for the purpose of influencing events in the United States. CIA successfully exploited the murder of one of its station chiefs to set back efforts to bring the CIA under constitutional control.

We had the president of the United States lying about us,” Fellwock said. Counter-Spy received death threats from right-wing Cuban immigrants and former intelligence officers. Tim Butz started carrying a gun.

The days after the Welch thing blew up in the press were intense,” Doug Porter, a longtime Counter-Spy staffer, wrote in an email. “We operated under the assumption that every phone conversation was being bugged and there were several instances where we saw unmarked cars observing our activities—even stuff like shopping for groceries was cause for paranoia.”

Even before the Welch affair, Counter-Spy’s funding had been drying up as the left broke up into squabbling factions in the post-Nixon years. The Welch murder “gave the liberals all the excuses they needed to peel away from the movement,” Fellwock said. “That was the final nail in the coffin for us.”

A few months after Welch was buried in Arlington Cemetery in a state funeral, Counter-Spy dissolved.

The Post hinted at drama behind the scenes, writing that the split came amidst accusations that members were “police agents, anticommunists, sexists and liberals.” One of the Counter-Spy associates accused of being a police plant was Doug Porter.  Today, Porter runs the San Diego Free Press, a local progressive news website. He lost his vocal cords to cancer, so he couldn’t talk on the phone. But the bitterness over how things ended at Counter-Spy bled out of his words in an email.

I’ve moved on, had a whole lot of interesting experiences and yet the one thing I cannot bring myself to do is to forgive Peck/Fellwock,” he wrote.

 I’ve spent thousands upon thousands for therapy since that time. Getting shunned is no small thing. And I’m in a pretty good place these days. But I’ll never get over Winslow. Fucker.”

Fellwock looked concerned when I told him about Porter’s anger. “I’m sorry to hear that,” he said. Fellwock said that Porter had been kicked out over concerns from a group of Counter-Spy associates in Chicago, who’d become convinced that he was some sort of agent provocateur 

All I have to say about all my colleagues back then,” he said, “no matter what disputes I had with them personal or ideological, is that to my dying day I’ll think they were the bravest people I’ve ever met.” Now Fellwock was crying.

The most concrete legacy of Counter-Spy might be the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. Passed in 1982 as a direct response to the Welch assassination, the Act makes it a crime to disclose the identities of covert agents abroad with the intent to harm U.S. intelligence activities. 

But Fellwock’s story also reflects a shift in today’s anti-surveillance crusaders.  but encoded in the fury has been a sense that the real extent of dissent to the surveillance state consists of simply spreading the news of Snowden’s disclosures. eager online activists from a swarm of nations, what did any of them actually do for Snowden? Nothing.”

Snowden’s biggest ally through his saga has been Wikileaks. 

For a few years after Counter-Spy disbanded, Fellwock agonized over whether he should continue his activism. “Some days I would be political, other days I wouldn’t,” he said.  I was conflicted. But by 1980 I realized there was nothing more I could do politically and all—I should just forget the whole thing. So I came to New York and I started working for the banks.”

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Comments of note:

 Now more and more we learn that the threat was pretty much an advert campaign for arms manufacturers and defense contractors, including the intelligence community, to keep the funds rolling in

So essentially if everyone had enough money to be content enough to care about more than themselves from paycheck to paycheck maybe we can see that next stage start to take place.

WikiLeaks Releases the Secret Draft Text for the Entire #TPP Environment Chapter + Kevin Zeese: President Obama’s Actually Worse on Environment and Trade than President George W. Bush Was


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Press Release
January 15, 2014

Today, 15 January 2014, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Environment Chapter and the corresponding Chairs’ Report. The TPP transnational legal regime would cover 12 countries initially and encompass 40 per cent of global GDP and one-third of world trade. The Environment Chapter has long been sought by journalists and environmental groups. The released text dates from the Chief Negotiators’ summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013.

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Air Force nuke officers caught up in big cheating scandal


CNN Security Clearance

By Tim McCaughan

The U.S. Air Force’s nuclear command has been rocked by a cheating scandal involving nearly three dozen officers.

Cheating on a proficiency exam involving intercontinental missile launch officers at the Global Strike Command at Malmstrom Air Force base in Montana apparently was carried out around last August and September by text and appears to be the largest incident of its kind, the Pentagon said.

“This is absolutely unacceptable behavior and it is completely contrary to our core values in the Air Force and as everybody here knows the Number One core value for us is integrity,” Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told reporters.

Officials said the nuclear arsenal is secure.

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Wall Street Journal Reporter David Bird Missing Since Saturday


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David Bird, a 55-year-old energy reporter at the Wall Street Journal, has been missing since Saturday afternoon the paper says.

Hundreds of volunteers, law enforcement officers and others are searching for Bird. He was last seen leaving his home in Long Hill Township, New Jersey. Bird’s wife Nancy said he left the house wearing a red jacket but without taking his phone at 4:30 p.m. Saturday to go for a walk.

Nancy Bird said her husband had been recovering from a gastrointestinal virus.

Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker issued the following statement: “Mr. Bird is a longtime member of the Dow Jones newsroom. Our thoughts are with his family and we are working with the Long Hill Township Police Department as they continue their search.”

Bird is an “avid hiker, camper and scout troop leader,” per the WSJ.

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War Is A Racket


The cover of the book War Is A Racket

War Is A Racket (free ebook link) is a speech and later a book by Major General Smedley Butler, The Fighting Quaker. Smedley Butler born in 1881. He was a decorated career military soldier. In 1924 the newly elected mayor of Philadelphia asked him to become Director of Public Safety.  He was given a temporary leave from his military career by President Calvin Coolidge to take the position. His task was to clean up the corruption during a time of speakeasy and prohibition.

Though unorthodox by today’s standards of  fighting corruption, he was much-loved by the citizens of Philadelphia. However, his style and tenacity had gotten the ire of the politicians.  Mayor Kendrick reported to the press, “I had the guts to bring General Butler to Philadelphia and I have the guts to fire him.” 4000 citizens occupied and negotiated a truce between Butler and the Mayor.  The president extended Butler’s leave for another year. The following year the President did not renew his leave from the military. Upon completion of his duties he said  “cleaning up Philadelphia was worse than any battle I was ever in.”

From left to right: Philadelphia Mayor W. Freeland Kendrick and new Director of Public Safety Smedley Darlington Butler. 1924

Butler eventually retired from the military and became an in demand speaker. During a brief failed senate run, he campaigned hard for veterans of World War I and their families.

Bonus Army marchers gather on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on July 4, 1932. (Corbis)

In 1924, the veterans had been partly paid in bonds for service during World War I. The bonds had a mature rate of 20 years. However, 1932 many of the veterans had been out of work for an extended time. Rallied together by an army sergeant 24,000 people of which 17,000 were veterans assembled and marched on Washington DC. Derogatorily nicknamed the Bonus Army by the powers that be, the service certificates were not bonuses but a pay scheme, A pay scheme that included “credit” toward the amount owed the veterans. The veterans did not need nor want more credit because they could not pay the loans they had; they and their families wanted to cash their bonds.

When the Bonus Army arrived in Washington DC they encamped.  The goal was to get  from congress a decision. While the veterans and their families were encamped Butler visited the encampment, he told them that they were fine soldiers and they had a right to lobby Congress just as much as any corporation.

“I never saw such fine soldiers. I never saw such discipline…. You have as much right to lobby here as the United States Steel Corporation…. this is the greatest demonstration of Americanism ever seen.” .…The general gave another pep talk the next day, cautioning the veterans to “keep your sense of humor” lest belligerence cost them the considerable public sympathy they had already won.

It was already clear that the war profiteers did not want to pay by President Coolidge’s words years earlier on May 15, 1924,  “patriotism…bought and paid for is not patriotism.” Such sentiments wore on the people’s good will and ruefully chided charitable nature of the common class.

The veterans received their answers on July 28th , 1932 when the US Attorney General Mitchell was used as a patsy to order the removal of the veterans from public land. The burden fell on Washington police department. Shots were fired killing 2 veterans. The Washington police department did not return. At 4:45 pm, President Hoover ordered the Army to clear the veterans off public land. General MacArthur led an infantry, a cavalry, and 6 tanks to drive the men, women, and children out of the encampments using chemical agents and burned the path behind them as veterans, wives, and children fled.

The soldiers had mistakenly believed the infantry, cavalry, and tanks were gathered for a parade in their honor This belief was nurtured because the civil servant employees of Washington DC were leaving work to watch “the parade”. The civil servants were cheering until General MacArthur charged the veterans, where by as they began shouting, “Shame! Shame!” and watched in shock and fear. It is unknown why the cavalry, infantry, and tanks did not turn on General MacArthur, instead of the veterans.

President Hoover did not get a second term as president. US Attorney General Mitchell went on to be the lead in the investigations concerning the Pearl Harbor attacks. There was another Bonus Army protest the next year that was dispelled by President Roosevelt. President Roosevelt gave supplies for the encampment, sent his wife for negotiations, and offered jobs in the newly created Civilian Conservation Corps by exempting veterans of the under 25 and single limitations.

A Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in Marsing, Idaho, in 1941. The crew is laying concrete pipe.

Though the CCC was improving the infrastructure and family stability across the US,

Civilian Conservation Corps Poster

by 1942 the corrupt profiteers raised a crisis through Germany that had to be addressed. A crisis that spilled into most parts of Europe and created a humanitarian crisis across many swaths of humanity.

A crisis we  now know assisted by corrupt double speak global conglomerates, known at that time as industrialist.  The very same sorts mentioned in this article about pre-US civil war global conglomerates.

The CCC, which never received permanent place in American infrastructure by law was instead replaced with the draft and employment into the war culture.

A war culture to the point that an open and running joke was  : Hitler had ordered thousands of tanks from Ford’s plant, but didn’t make painting or delivery arrangements; He said he would call ahead on the paint scheme, and pick them up on his way through town.

Ford workers and their children picket in April, 1941

For more information read: Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler

More importantly the use and abuse of slave labor. 

In addition:

 “we only had had a draft twice in our history before: the Civil War and World War I. The idea of a standing army was anathema to most Americans, as it had been to the Founding Fathers. We just didn’t do that. I mean, that was not in the American scheme of things, and a group of private citizens said that we needed … a standing army.”

Lynne Olson –  Historical author on policy and diplomacy

Criminal patterns often become clear through the passage of time. Don Berecz, director of the Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business at Georgia Southern University, fielded the questions once, “What makes a crime family? How many generations does it take before a family is considered a crime family? What are the perimeters of a criminal organization? These are not complicated questions. The answers need to be applied evenly across the board.

In 1935 Butler stated:

Major General Butler

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

Smedley Butler – War Is A Racket

But many people do not know what racketeering is. They vaguely know it has something to do with organized crime.

The word racketeer was first coined in 1927 when describing the Teamsters Unions activities by one of the many special interest created to oppose unionization for corporate interest, Employers’ Association.

The word racket had a long history of negative meaning. In 1560 it was associated with a loud intimidating noise, comparative to the Gaelic word racid “noise” meaning dishonest or suspicious noise, ike a bump in the night.  By 1590 the term rack-rent was in use to mean “extortionate rent” similar to the term scary rent or rent extortion something serfs would have dealt with at the time. In 1785 racket had taken the meaning of dishonest activity, via the word racquet as in “game” the name for types of ball games during that era.

Interestingly, corporate business interests now lobby against the  civil racketeering laws as being excessive.

Wikipedia states: A racket is a service that is fraudulently offered to solve a problem, such as for a problem that does not actually exist, will not be affected, or would not otherwise exist. Conducting a racket is racketeering.

The general definition from Dictionary.com is:  organized illegal activity and a dishonest scheme, trick, business, activity, etc.

Specifically, in the US after 1970 racketeering is 2 purposeful illegal crimes in 10 years. The law states that the crimes must be of a certain sorts, but it pretty much includes them all that are committed on purpose.

In that sense, Butler was one of the first modern-day Fraud Fighters. By today’s standards, he would be an Occupier, Occupy Marines specifically. And with out a doubt, he was a Culling Corruption Campaigner.

Occupy Marines logo

In 1934, he became a whistle-blower exposing a coup d’état scheme called The Business Plot.  The scheme was to over throw the government and install a government fashioned after “organizations of Fascist character” abroad.

The Business Plot was investigated by a Senate Committee, McCormack-Dickstein Committee. The McCormack-Dickstein Committee was “Authorized to Investigate Nazi Propaganda” from 1934 – 1947. It was replaced with a committee that focused on communism. Most of the business people were not called before the  McCormack-Dickstein Committee. However, the final report f the McCormack-Dickstein Committee stated:

In the last few weeks of the committee’s official life it received evidence showing that certain persons had made an attempt to establish a fascist organization in this country. No evidence was presented and this committee had none to show a connection between this effort and any fascist activity of any European country. There is no question that these attempts were discussed, were planned, and might have been placed in execution when and if the financial backers deemed it expedient.

It is important to note that Dickstein was a profiteer and racketeer. He “ran a lucrative trade in illegal visas for Soviet operatives before brashly offering to spy for the NKVD, the KGB’s precursor, in return for cash.” His handlers even nicknamed him “The Crook“.

With the focus diverted away from Hitler’s activities and focused on a fraudulent and sabotaged investigation of communism while being used as a front for illegal visas for Soviet operatives, the industrialist were able to exploit the slave labor and the war market Hitler was creating.  Not only did they profit from Hitler’s crimes, but they helped him along.

Only when the industrialist’s rackets with Hitler became painfully obvious did they cease use them to profiteer.  Like most corruption related crimes the fear of being exposed is one of the greatest deterrents.

As society and humanity builds on knowledge, we have learned that keeping free of corruption is as important as keeping free of filth. The same way we must wash our hands or take a shower regularly, we must expose corrupt practices to rid ourselves of them. Transparency is a good deterrent. We should expect good business hygiene.  However, some businesses are resistant to good business hygiene. For those sorts, we are going to have to drag them into the modern era. They should expect such too.

Today, what humanity is dealing with in the terms of corruption is near levels of the black plague. We cannot allow a corpocracy. A corpocracy with a known history of unhygienic business practices. A corpocracy which has effectively committed a coup d’état against the US government. A corpocracy building one of the largest war machines in the history of the world and only because of modern advances are able to amass such. These industrialist, corporatist, fascist, or whatever nom du jour must be brought into the modern era of accountability.