The first shall be last, and the last shall be first: Upon public demand, .01% psychopathic parasites shall be arrested & buried in Truth, ‘We the People’ will launch a world that works for all Earth’s inhabitants. Are your thoughts, voice, and actions at work as best you can imagine?

“Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces.” Étienne de La Boétie

“But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.”  ~ Matthew 19:30

All who become educated in real-world objective factual existence discover our Orwellian status of living under ongoing rogue state empire run by a psychopathic and parasitic class of looting liars. With Trump reneging on campaign promises, Americans approach the tragic-comedy of imperial Roman Empire.

The good news, the news of fairness and justice, is that We the People face an Emperor’s New Clothes simple solution whenever enough of us are ready to voice and point to the obvious.

God/Life is not being unreasonable with Her Children to evolve beyond dictatorship: each of us controls our thoughts, voice, and actions. If Earth is meant to become the beautiful place it can be for all inhabitants, humans have the power to make it so. If God/Life so wills it, enough of us must evolve to co-create this bright future to both earn and protect such freedom. If Earth is meant as an ongoing “school” to provide such education to those who are ready, then it is only our responsibility to experience and express what we care most to embrace in virtue without possibility that this planet’s human population will ever have enough awakened to do more than provide choice to others: too many to ignore yet too few to transform policies.

In our world of the present, therefore, those of us leading for this brighter future of Truth, Love, and Technology usually find these conditions:

  • Our leadership is rejected by all but a few of our fellow humans. The better response is polite non-listening; the worse is passive-aggressive or overt attack upon us.
  • We leaders are paradoxically relatively alone, leading nobody, and often perceived as “last” rather than “first” as being worthy to consider.
  • We leaders have a similar choice as everyone else: will we embrace Truth, Love, and Technology now, and now, and now as we best find appropriate to people and circumstances, or surrender to the psychopathic bullshit lies of our “leaders,” corporate media, and public education?

In history and song: leadership places you alone and ‘last’

America’s Founders were declared terrorists and traitors by the psychopath “leaders” who were “first.” In three minutes, King George’s response to the Olive Branch Petition of Americans simply requesting the rights guaranteed to all citizens:

In four minutes of song, Jimmy Buffet:

“Be good and you will be lonesome. Be lonesome, and you will be free. Live a lie, and you’ll live to regret it. That’s what livin’ is to me.”  ~ Jimmy Buffet

America is the Orwellian opposite of great:

People around the world view the US as the greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country. The data confirm this conclusion:

Rather than “drain the swamp” and focus US resources on US upgrades, President Trump joins our opponents with violating war law from two US treaties that armed attack is only lawful if, and only if, the US is under attack by another nation’s government. Complete explanation, documentation, and objectively verifiable facts at links:

Waiting for military honor

The ordinary US military are the used/abused pawns of the .01% psychopathic class. They enlist from economic need, desire to serve ideals within our Declaration of Independence and US Constitution, or from attraction to ideals within this profession. Although they’re trained to recognize unlawful orders within military duty, they are not trained to recognize unlawful Wars of Aggression. Of course, there are no lawful orders for unlawful war. Their Oaths of Enlistment swear them to protect and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. There is no greater domestic enemy than .01% “leaders” who lie them into unlawful Wars of Aggression.

Because US military are the ones applying War Crimes onto the world, with all risk and suffering at their immediate experience, one would imagine growing factions refusing to obey lying “leaders” and dishonorable illegal armed attacks.

One would imagine, except We the People see no evidence.

Just another damned and doomed empire to fall, or are ‘White Hats’ at work?

Some sources claim White Hats are on the verge of victory (here, here, for examples). That said, none of my colleagues have shared objective evidence of such optimism. Until we see it, I will assume the US is on the pathway of the Roman Empire: we will witness worse vices, then some form of tragic-comic collapse.

‘Make America Great Again’ can only begin with .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes centered in war, looting, lying

Given the prima facie evidence, it’s unreasonable for Americans to “hope for change” from Donald Trump’s “leadership.” We the People must demand .01% arrests or continue to serve as minions and work animals to rogue state empire. Until .01% arrests prove real leadership to stop ongoing slaughter of millions of human beings, harm to billions, and looting of trillions, it is only reasonable for Americans to embrace the evidence only lightly summarized in this article to conclude ongoing illegal .01% empire under a new “teleprompter reader-in-chief,” lying psychopathic puppet, oligarchic tool on the Right hand of one vicious imperial political body.

The categories of crime include:

  1. Wars of Aggression (the worst crime a nation can commit).
  2. Likely treason for lying to US military, ordering unlawful attack and invasions of foreign lands, and causing thousands of US military deaths.
  3. Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing intentional policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).
  4. Tens of trillions in looting, including $6.5 trillion just reported by the US Department of “Defense” as “lost.”

US military, law enforcement, and all with Oaths to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, face an endgame choice:

In just 90 seconds, former US Marine Ken O’Keefe powerfully states how you may choose to voice “very obvious solutions”: arrest the criminal leaders (video starts at 20:51, then finishes this episode of Cross Talk):

3-minute videoPolice, Military – Was your Oath sincere?


Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.


Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at

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  • rad radio

    You know Carl at first I had trouble comprehending this article..

    But once I replaced the word “arrest” with the phrase “rainbow tinted Unicorn should spear” the article made perfect sense!

    • Tyler Healey

      The cynic is the tyrant’s best friend

    • Carl_Herman

      So let me understand your argument, rad: it’s unrealistic for humans to respond to an “Emperor’s New Clothes” condition because that is as ridiculous as expecting unicorns to rescue us. Correct?

      Please elaborate: humans are incapable of such basic factual embrace and actions for justice because why….?

      • rad radio

        the only solution is a nationwide general strike and tax revolt.

        in other words, vote with your wallet, it’s the only real vote you’ll ever have

        the only question is how to accomplish this when the vast majority are invested in status quo

        and with the information dominance OP, which is getting worse every day, the vast majority are likewise brainwashed into feeling there’s no other option

        no one ever admits to being brainwashed however, because it doesn’t feel good to do so, while it does feel good to consume corporate media..

        the masses have been reduced from thinking to merely feeling, they’re the one’s paying for it and therefore they’re the one’s responsible for it.

        the proposition is how to get the masses to NOT just want to feel good and take a stand (strike, tax revolt) that will immediately and severely impact their standard of living when they’re already just barely surviving, living week-by-week paycheck-to-paycheck, one step away from homelessness..

        obviously it will never happen.

        what IS happening is things are slowly getting worse and worse, with more & more people joining the ranks of the working poor, homeless and incarcerated.

        when enough people have nothing to lose, THEN things will finally start to change, but by then modern civilization will have collapsed. there is no middle ground, no magical group of people that will do as you’re suggesting – ‘arrest’ them (and put them where?) and conduct trials (what judge ISN’T part of the status quo?) then imprison them (what prison ISN’T profiting from the working poor and held by rich shareholders)

        – the only situation that comes close to what you’re proposing (over & over again to no effect other than to make yourself feel better) is revolt/revolution as described ^

        but by then people like you will find yourself on the wrong side of it I’m afraid..

        so what do your proposals really accomplish? act as insurance for the coming chaos? to point to these postings and tell the lynch mob “see I tried”?

        A person is defined by their actions not words, and so far you haven’t even faced the situation head on, much less taken any actions that would endanger your lifestyle in the context of carbon footprints.

        You could do more to make positive changes by simply doing that – engaging in local efforts to show people by example how to reduce carbon footprints along with sustainable living (renewables, community food production, etc)

        positive ACTION vs simply complaining/whining over & over again on the high carbon footprint internet – far too many people have degraded to this time sink rather than doing RL activities that show by example.

        I know in the past you’ve done some activities along these lines (although it mostly involved showing up at city council meetings and complaining/whining over & over again, there too)

        We should be reading progress reports here on how your sustainable low carbon projects are progressing, but we’re not.

        that’s hard work that requires thinking and isn’t guaranteed to make you feel good, while this (what you do on here) only requires copy & pasting, re-arranging a few words, then presto! – makes you feel better. You already have a history here of not following through or even acknowledging the scandals you yourself decided to become involved in and go after/expose, like the CalPERS scandal..

        – some excuse about not having the time to dig deeper and find out what I found out merely on the side, in-between doing local RL projects.

        if true this indicates you’re not especially good at muckraking, perhaps you should invest the time you have left into something more positive and relevant, something you can show people without the internet, something in Real Life to point at right outside your window and say “see I did this”

        because once the grid goes down it’ll take the internet with it, and all the time & energy you invested here will be lost and wasted.

        progress reports will too, but they’re only referring to RL accomplishments which will be beneficial, if not to you at least someone.

        I’d re-think your strategy and re-evaluate your tactics..

        PS at least you’re worth taking the time to talk to. the other regular publishers on here aren’t..

        and Tyler I don’t know how long you’ve been reading here but Carl & I have been engaging in dialogue on here for quite some time, so perhaps it would be wise to look before leaping into discussions you don’t appear to have been a part of, which at first impression may put one’s ‘contribution’ out of context – no?

        • Carl_Herman

          We’ll see what develops, rad. If you’ve been doing on-the-ground work that you’d like to share, feel free to e-mail me and I’ll see about a guest post. People have different contributions, and I agree leadership by example is the way to start.

          I helped lead an organization ( that led to two UN summits for heads of state to end poverty. I pursued CAFR work and data to several law enforcement agencies and government officials. From these experiences over decades of talking with literally thousands of people for policy reforms at the highest levels of governments and media, I have no further interest other than communicating Orwellian illegal acts by a .01% class requiring their arrests.

          When/if we win, the facts of OBVIOUS crimes centered in war, looting, and lying will become recognized as obvious, with lawful arrests as the easiest response we could have taken (and perhaps we will yet witness this basic act of integrity from law enforcement and military).

          Thinking (education of self), speaking, and taking actions as one sees best is what each of us fully controls. This essay asks people to take this responsibility seriously. Finally: Life is a team sport with our professional actions having limited reach. I take actions as I can as a professional educator. I ask professional law enforcement and military to take action that is the most fundamental and important, as the very first quote of this essay implies.

          • rad radio

            I went that route for several years, doing community affairs involving exposing the corruption in city hall, even carrying the council meeting live, until I was locked out – they stopped televising/airing them entirely and eliminated public comments for awhile, then made a deal with the local cable TV monopoly to only carry them on paid (and tracked) digital cable with a specific condition that unauthorized broadcasts would not be allowed, while the council went to having mostly closed-door sessions where all the tax & spend rackets were decided on behind closed doors in advance, with the public council meetings mere formalities afterward for show.

            So my on-the-ground work has actually been over-the-air..

            Since then, all available open channels have been taken over by translators and church group’s satellite feeds, while I was paid a visit and forced to shut down.

            As I said things keep getting worse..

            There will likely be a window of opportunity when enough stations go bankrupt, however I’ve come to question this strategy (just as I’m questioning your version of it) when nearly everyone is absorbed into feel-good corporate media (it’s especially bad here too) so again the only ‘out’ I see, is when enough people have nothing left to lose and ‘lose it’ – so when this is happening daily in all the cities (like the anti-war rallies in the 70’s that ended the Vietnam war) the only productive thing to do is bide your time, be as resilient and prepared as possible and wait for it.

            The pattern I see is climate chaos is taking bites out of civilization (New Orleans being a prime example) and the areas devastated are not being rebuilt, starting of course with poor and minority areas (capitalism has always considered us disposable) and gradually spreading to where you live. More and more people are becoming climate refugees. Eventually there will be a mass exodus from the west coast – it’s only a matter of time. Along with Florida, starting with Miami, then NYC and so on.

            THIS is the single biggest existential issue we’re facing – except due to the corporate media potentiating people’s inclination to ignore anything beyond the short-term, we’re not facing it, we’re largely ignoring it.

            – and we’ll keep ignoring it until we can’t anymore, until the day we ourselves become climate refugees..

            But your recent turn towards religion, which is heavily infested with AGW denialists, isn’t helping matters either.

            I have the resources to build transmitters from spare parts, but not much else (I have no income) while you have the ability to invest at least a bit, into renewable energy, maybe move to a place where solar panels can be installed, etc.

            I can show people how to recycle, reuse and re-purpose, to reduce e-waste, consumption by avoiding buying things, but that’s about it.

            I don’t desire a voice on here, I don’t even know who runs this place and that’s a big red flag. the regular publishers on here range from crypto-neo-liberals to outright shills anyway. I can go back on the air anytime I want and say anything (at some risk) and do have the technical ability to separate the actual signal source from my valuable equipment, but at this point lack the motivation. I only need wait until the band clears due to the un-sustainability of commercial blowtorch power demands and the costs, not able to be supported by advertising (which is already in progress) but the main consideration are the people here being especially out of touch, too many church stations aggressively drowning out other voices in particular, while almost everyone here gleefully consumes corporate media, and forcefully rejects anything else.

            I can even play regular TV shows non-stop, and find people ignoring them, while watching the *exact same shows* on corporate TV, with commercials..

            This phenomenon has been happening for decades in various parts of the country I found, but either it’s especially bad here or it’s gotten worse.

            And don’t even get me started on news – people are actively hostile to the truth and want to have comforting lies whispered into their ears.

            To put it simply, there’s just no audience for better media, at least in RL in the general population.

            This blog represents only a tiny percentage of the population’s interest and even then it’s mostly fluff pieces that get comments. I have some URL’s where issues are discussed in somewhat more depth, but again the comments are largely enclosed in the spoon-fed fluff issue of the day , along with the usual hasbera shills, bots and trolls..

            I’ve come to regard the internet as one huge time sink – maybe it’s just coincidence that since the internet age, the rate at which the decay is worsening has accelerated, but if you were to read the liberated STRATFOR emails you would know it’s not a coincidence at all, but INTENTIONAL.

            So I look forward to your future progress reports on what sustainable positive example RL activities you’re investing your income on, beyond paying your monthly internet bill (I have no income and no internet either, I’m able to be on the internet only due to my skill in constructing high-gain directional wi-fi antennas aimed at free public internet hotspots several blocks away, using discarded e-waste that’s been re-purposed)

          • Carl_Herman

            Thanks for your attention and actions, rad. Perhaps there is nothing to do except wait it out. Some of my colleagues hypothesize that the awakened are here as a form of energy transmitter: to receive and send energy disruptive to the sleeping and for the engaged. Perhaps this is true.

  • Charlie Primero

    Carl you keep posting this same article over and over.

    Perhaps it’s time to try something different.

    • Carl_Herman

      I disagree, and see that you help make my point, Charlie.

      What is the purpose of communication? Isn’t to express oneself in such a way that experience is recreated by the target audience? Doesn’t reality show all of us that our “Emperor’s New Clothes” status demands ongoing communication? If not, what is your alternative? I notice that you provide no leadership on this point in your comment, so obviously this is a required element in media if we want any brighter future; agreed?

      But here’s what I really see and quote from the above essay: “Our leadership is rejected by all but a few of our fellow humans. The better response is polite non-listening; the worse is passive-aggressive or overt attack upon us.”

      Because, Charlie, about ~30,000 children will die today of preventable poverty in the most gruesome and painful ways, the US military will continue Wars of Aggression under our flag and with our dollars, and solutions of the brighter future possible now will be ignored, tell us: what else would you have a leader say?

  • NobodysaysBOO

    LOTS of really good and true notions and sadly true conditions but before we do a french revolution and cut their heads off, just look at FRANCE TODAY! Maybe the French Revolution was a JOKE same as ours?

    • Carl_Herman

      We already had an American Revolution, BOO, that empowers “We the People” to simply demand law enforcement and military do what they’re sworn to do and enact arrests for OBVIOUS crimes centered in war, looting, and lying.

      • NobodysaysBOO

        Never happen the US constitution means nothing any longer it has like the French Revolution been CO-OPTED and NEUTERED, Gorge Bush said it ALL,perhaps the only truth he ever spoke (probably an accidental slip)
        “The constitution is just a GD piece of paper” Of course the Previous Bush also had a incident of truth when he famously said “If the people knew what we did they would chase us down the streets with tar and feathers”

        US CITIZENS are DONE we lost again, no going back now.

        • Carl_Herman

          Ok, BOO, you’ve given up. Good luck with that.

          • NobodysaysBOO

            Perhaps a constitutional congress of the people .
            not holding any hope.

          • Carl_Herman

            We can manage our thoughts, words, and actions, and yes: what others do is up to them and seems hopeless.

            But hey, I’ve been wrong before 🙂

  • Dr Mindbender

    Very Good Article, Seldom do I smile, but upon reading your Article, “Carl” I had a feeling that there is good in the world. I am sure God “too” is smiling. Those who love the Poor are Very Dear to God.

    You are correct about many things in this article. I agree almost 100-percent. I also understand that “WE” the People, have allowed this misery! We support it, we FEED it, and “WE” ( I renounced it) Serve it. Yes, if everyone stopped paying TAX, for example, and this would be easy because people would like the IDEA; sure, the World would Change to the Tune of the People. I like the Idea: No More Poverty, Wars, or Inequity. If enough people showed some initiative, I am sure the Almighty would lend His Hand to it.

    However, there is a militant strain of evil in government and HIJACKED “corporate government” that will seek to do harm to any such movement; and therefore, it requires numbers, security, and defense!

    Good Work, Carl Herman.

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  • Dr Mindbender

    People, I see all the Arguing about what to do; and I cannot help but to offer a solution.

    Put 1-million protesters on Wall Street (NYSE) and keep it closed, until government obeys the people. The Government has been hi-jacked by corporate pirates who have turned it against the people. WE are in Danger! Therefore, the people have the Right to Protest, Assemble, Militia, Bear Arms and Citizens Arrest ( which allows for Use of Force). This is easy, and would work Fast.

    I am writing Churches and Labor Unions, because these groups can be linked and sponsor such an event. With “One Million Protesters”, law enforcement Goes Home, and the People will own the Market! Think about that Short?

    Hey, tell me who does not want to take that 20-Trillion, or so, back from those filthy thieves who exported our Jobs and Industry, than has the gall to tell us ( the people) that our labor is worthless!

    The French Never would have tolerated it, America!

  • Becky Strohl

    I couldn’t agree more but We the People need to come together ourselves and press charges against these oligarchs that are insane with power. I have tried to find somewhere or some law firm to take this on but all I get is silence. WE THE PEOPLE need to get a petition going demanding legal charges against them all, including the deep state for illegal wire tapping and hacking, the Federal Reserve for illegal commerce against Constitutional laws and any and all election officials who refuse to submit verification receipts for EVERY vote for starters. I’m sure the evil murderers and child eaters are the ones threatening all “honest” officials with harm against them or their families but they cannot threaten every American citizen!!! We The People must FIRE this government and all it’s goons TOGETHER!

    • rad radio

      it’s much worse than it appears on the surface –

      the capitalist system it’self is rife with corruption from top to bottom, starting with city council members, city attorneys, city administrators, the inner circle, coaches at schools, priests and on up.

      I have had first hand exposure to this..

      it’s not so much a matter of going after the rotten apples, it’s that the entire system is rotten to the core and almost everyone – directly or indirectly – is invested in it, from tax payer funded no-bid contracts to nuclear secrets for sale on the black market to the highest bidder..

      and it’s all held together by blackmail and MAD

      this is what I meant by not facing the problem head-on, when it comes down to seeing your own townspeople involved in it, people’s minds switch off and they go off in fantasyland where white knights ride in from nowhere to fix it all for us

      the problem IS us, our very way of life which is the actual source of the problem, and very few people even want to hear that, much less actually do anything about it

      people are willfully blind when it comes to questioning ‘modern civilization’ in any way shape or form, and not only ignore but become hostile at the revelation.

      you can’t separate the ‘american way of life’ from the results of that mindset – pollution, carrying capacity, sustainability, future generations, extinction

      people who try are engaging in fantasy thinking, might as well wish for rainbow tinted unicorns to come to our rescue, which was my original point..

      “The Earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses”
      – Utah Phillips

      “Propaganda isn’t meant to fool the critical thinker, but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all”
      – Michael Rivero

  • Dr Mindbender

    None of you want a solution.

    Who wrote the Law? The 1-percent.

    Who Owns your Government, The One Percent.

    Now, who is going to complain to Satan about Satan? That will only get you marked for destruction.

    Wall Street is the Gordian Knot. Control it, and, You will control the World.

    The People can solve any problem, because Wall Street is Checkmate for Global Governments Corporate Empire!

    • rad radio

      Some do want a solution, they just don’t want to make any personal sacrifices for it.

      The U.S. is only 5 % of the world’s population but consumes 25 % of it’s resources, and this is a very watered down statistic – when war making, imperialism, colonialism is included instead of externalized, the U.S. and a handful of like countries represent 2/3’rds of the environmental impact.

      I tried editing my last post adding this but it’s not showing:

      a note regarding disgust and it’s dirty little tricks:

      I load a special portable browser that can deal with disgust to comment on here, then exit it right afterward and go back to my usual browser..

      in the disgust infested browser I’m not the first comment, a comment posted afterward is, while the non-disgust infested browser does show it correctly – this is a variation of stealth banning, disgust readers see one thing while non-disgust readers see something different. (it also shows fewer comments, shows one as ‘This comment is awaiting moderation. Show comment’ in the disgust infested browser while the clean browser shows more comments and doesn’t say that – which is actually backwards)

      so not only are you forced to infest yourself with disgust cookies to post here, what you’re seeing is being manipulated using their ‘poison cookies’, websites that use disgust are themselves disgusting, I mean hell look at all the fluff pieces on here, it’s like a lite version of zero hedge (which I call ‘zero accountability’)

      – I think it’s ran by the same people matter of fact..

      notice the constant drivel of hit pieces against the working poor (on zero accountability), the stink tank ‘products’, the ‘world according to the too-big-to-jail bankster crooks’ pieces and the AGW denial industry pieces?

      ..this is how I have zero hedge listed on my server opbpbgh4p63hsn77.onion/list/list_org/index_org.html (it’s hidden, private and stealth, you cannot access it) at the bottom of the list of the original 200 websites the fake media calls ‘fake media’:

      zero accountability – an aggregator who’s specialty is click bait, while usually with-holding the actual authors and source websites – which sourcewatch, PRwatch, spinwatch, desmog blog and other searching reveals is almost ALWAYS wall street wannabe’s (baby bankster crooks), fossil fool’s hit pieces, stink tank ‘products’ and any tabloid sensationalism it can find, to fulfill it’s sole purpose to exist – click bait. – it’s so bad and transparent it’s laughable, I once every few months quickly scan the landing page for laughs – “oh look it’s even worse” 🙂

      disgust is re-arranging and manipulating what you see (and actually punishing you for being signed up with them), shadow banning, and censoring and needs to be boycotted and destroyed