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The Scammer and the Scammed

Every scam involves two parties – the scammer and the scammed. Little scams, big scams, financial scams, political scams, sex scams, – all involve the scammer and the scammed. Truth is the recognized enemy of the scammer but often the unrecognized enemy of the scammed. Why?

In simple cases of crime and punishment the truth exposes the scam and exposes the scammer to punishments ranging from social ridicule to prison.

In simple cases of crime and punishment the truth exposes the scam and provides the scammed with justice.

We do not live in simple times. We live in complicated times because deceitful scamming has replaced our esteemed American meritocracy and its requirement for the open honest debate of ideas.

For eight years the Obama administration politicized and weaponized every government institution with his Leftist/Islamist agenda – it was the greatest political scam in American history and successfully denied the meritocracy by restricting American free speech with political correctness, moral relativism, and historical revisionism.

Honest debate was replaced with indoctrination in an unparalleled echo chamber of Leftist/Islamist ideals.

Scamming always involves presentation. This explains why Saul Alinsky carefully instructed his left-wing radicals to cut their hair, put on suits, and blend into society to appear non-threatening to their targets. Transformative change according to Alinsky is a long-game and involves disguising your intentions physically as well as politically. Obama became America’s scammer-in-chief – he cut his hair, put on a suit, and blended into American society to conceal his real revolutionary identity and appear non-threatening to the American public.

Here is how scamming works.

  1. The scammer approaches his target with calm sophistication, smooth talking, and an offer irresistible to the target.
  2. The scammer knows his target can be easily duped with promises to deliver what the target desperately wants.
  3. The scammer knows his target will ignore any evidence (willful blindness) that he/she is being scammed.
  4. The target is hooked.

Scamming is always a deceitful enterprise because it disguises the scammers’ true motives. Being scammed depends on the willful blindness of the scammed.

Willful blindness is a form of psychological denial that insists a known truth is not true. So, the wife who “knows” her husband is cheating but refuses to acknowledge it is engaging in willful blindness. If she acknowledges the truth of her husband’s infidelity she would be required to emotionally accept the unacceptable truth and make a decision about how to respond to it. In this scenario the sex scam involves the husband scammer and the scammed wife who has the choice to acknowledge the scam and leave him or accept the scam and stay.

Bernie Madoff was an exceptionally gifted financial scammer because this targets were greedy enough to participate in willful blindness. His Ponzi scheme succeeded for years because of his targets’ willful blindness. Many victims of scammers refuse to seek justice when they finally acknowledge their willful blindness and realize they have been scammed because they are so embarrassed by their own behavior they decide to remain silent. Silence always protects the scammer. The most bizarre response to being scammed are those who double-down on their willful blindness and defend the scam as legitimate.

In 2008 a calm, sophisticated, smooth talking Obama made America an irresistible offer of hope and change. America ignored Obama’s radical socialist background and intent to transform America into socialism. We substituted our own hopes for change and allowed ourselves to be duped by his irresistible slogan “Hope and Change.” He offered Americans something we desperately wanted and we were hooked.

Soon evidence that the country had been scammed began to appear – evidence that Obama was a scammer was being willfully suppressed by the mainstream media, the Democrat Party particularly the Leftist/Islamist axis, the Republican establishment, and the general American public. It was becoming increasingly clear that when Barack Obama was elected on his irresistible platform of hope and change he had duped America. His Leftist/Islamist agenda was carefully concealed by his sophisticated appearance and easy smile – he was the perfect conman who scammed his way to the presidency. Many Americans chose the bizarre response and doubled down and began defending the scam. Why?

Some doubled-down because they were too embarrassed to acknowledge they had been scammed to vote for him. Some doubled-down because they were radical left-wing liberals who welcomed his Leftist socialism. Some doubled-down because they were actually part of Obama’s scam.

Small scams can be a one-on-one deception. Large scams require the participation of many conspiring elements. The globalist elite who run Obama’s scam own the colluding mainstream media, fund the Democrat Party including its radical Leftist/Islamist axis, finance the Republican establishment, all in a continuing effort to move the country toward socialism, internationalism, and globalism.

Obama’s past presidential policies and the divisiveness of his current post presidential “resistance” policies seek to destroy American democracy and replace it with socialism. American socialism is the prerequisite for a New World Order. The globalist elite’s New World order is the mother of all scams. It is a regressive return to the binary feudal system of masters and slaves described in unapologetic detail by English aristocrat Lord Bertrand Russell in his 1952 classic “The Impact of Science on Society.”

Obama’s ongoing resistance movement is a continuation of the globalist elite scam to destroy America. It has escalated into violence, lawlessness, and calls for anarchy. America has choices. We can deny the scam like the willfully blind wife, we can remain silent and allow the scam to continue, or we can acknowledge that we were scammed and finally stand up for American democracy, sovereignty, liberty, and freedom that is the true American dream we were promised.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Goudsmit Pundicity.

Immigration: The Refugee Scam

Jeb Bush has called illegal migration “an act of love.” And all over the West we see nations being loved to death, with endless human waves from Third World countries washing ashore. The results were predictable and are now plain: balkanization, riots, ethnic and racial strife and no-go areas in European lands. Yet we’re told that accepting what are “refugees” is a humanitarian imperative. Yet no one, it seems, points out an obvious fact, something that really is the crux of the matter.

If a stranger in need happens by your area and you’re a charitable sort, you may take him in for a time, feed him and provide other basic necessities.

You don’t generally make him an official part of your family and empower him to help decide on finances, what products to buy, how your kids will be educated and what values will prevail within your home.

The point? At issue in the current “refugee crisis” is not charity and the humane treatment of refugees. This isn’t only because most of the migrants in question may not even be refugees.

It’s because the issue is granting uninvited guests citizenship.

People talk about the financial burden of accommodating Third World migrants, largely because money (as opposed to national integrity) is all a demoralized and denationalized people think to discuss and because finances are a politically correct subject. But a national family can recover from devastated finances. It can’t recover from a destroyed national family.

I have pointed out again and again and again that the groups represented by virtually all illegal migrants and refugees — and 85 percent of legal immigrants since 1965 — vote for socialistic candidates between 70 to 90 percent of the time upon being naturalized. Related to this but also generally overlooked is that the people make the culture and government. Replace a Western people with Muslims or Mexicans and you no longer have Western civilization. You have Mexico Norte or Iran West.

Unfortunately, the granting of aid and the granting of citizenship have been so melded into one amorphous, superficially homogenous blob of bad policy that most people don’t even recognize they should be two distinct and separate issues — as they had been for most of history.

Of course, this serves the Left’s ends. The Refugee Crisis™ debate is framed as a battle between compassionate liberals responding to desperate pleas and coin-counting, callous, conservative reactionaries. But charitable motives animate the Left little, if at all. Liberals are notoriously tightfisted with (their own) charitable dollars; even more to the point, when a shipload of Jews fleeing Nazi persecution wanted safe haven in the US, leftist icon FDR turned it away. It’s one of those curious coincidences in history that the Left’s attitude toward refugees changed precisely when leftists discovered they could import voters who would empower them.

And does attaching something as a rider — citizenship — to charity aid the cause of charity? Are people more or less likely to offer charity to a person if the act begins and ends with charity, or if they must grant the individual some decision-making power in their home as well? That’s a package deal only a masochist could love.

So there’s an easy way to uncover liberals’ true motivations and whether they’re serious about charity for refugees. Make a simple offer: you’ll give bona fide refugees safe haven, and you’ll do your best to ensure they’re treated well. But there’s no citizenship. Ever. And they’ll be expected to eventually return to their homelands. See if the leftists bite…anything but your extended hand.

But liberals have already tipped their hand. Andrew Neather, a former adviser to ex-British prime minister Tony Blair, admitted in 2009 that one of the goals of the mass immigration authored by his Labour Party was “to rub the Right’s nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date.” Barack Obama said in February he was “pretty optimistic” that because immigration was making the US “more of a hodgepodge of folks,” conservatism would be drowned out. Even more incredibly, there was this report, which tells us that “Obama’s amnesty plan is to use illegal aliens as ‘seedlings’…[who will] ‘navigate, not assimilate,’ as they ‘take over the host,’ create a ‘country within a country’ and start ‘pushing the citizens into the shadows,’” as I wrote in March. And a refugee scam is part of this: in order to get around immigration law and maximize Third World migration into the US, the Obama administration is categorizing as many people as possible as “refugees.”

This brings us to a contradiction here. On the one hand, liberals sometimes point out that despite doom-and-gloom prognostication, we live in the most “peaceful era in human history.” And they cite statistics backing up the assertion. On the other, they claim we must suddenly accommodate endless troves of “refugees” fleeing persecution. Question: if the world is unprecedentedly peaceful, why now do we have a supposedly worse refugee crisis than in more warlike times?

There’s another contradiction. We’re told that prosperous countries have a moral responsibility to the world’s poorer nations. So why then are wealthy Asian Tigers never asked to absorb any “refugees”? Japan, in fact, has virtually no immigration whatsoever despite having an extremely low birthrate and shrinking population. Moreover, since many refugees are Muslim, why aren’t Saudi Arabia, Qatar, The United Arab Emirates and the other oil-rich Arab nations taking them in? Wouldn’t it seem a natural fit? (Then they could stop importing the Filipinos and others they use for domestic help.) Maybe they know something we don’t.

In a sense, most of the world could be said to comprise would-be economic refugees. After all, how many people in Asia, Africa and Latin America wouldn’t want to emigrate to the West and enjoy the welfare state? And how many should, and can, the West absorb? One billion? Two billion? Three billion?

There undoubtedly are people in this world facing serious persecution. As to this, the West in general and the Obama administration in particular have done nothing to aid, for instance, the Christians being slaughtered in Muslim lands. But the bottom line is that the “refugees” are coming to the West simply because the West is nicer than where they come from. And they will keep coming until they’ve turned the West into where they’ve come from — unless we change course.

There’s much talk today about anchor babies, but that’s only part of our obsession with granting citizenship to foreigners. Workers should be expected to work and go home. Guests should be expected to visit and go home. For whether or not you believe charity begins at home, for certain is that conflating it with family status is robbing us of our home.

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How to Scam the Islamic State

Three Chechen women pretended to be jihadi brides through fake social media accounts, but kept the travel money ISIS sent them instead.

Three young Muslim women have scammed the Islamic State out of over $2,500. The Chechen women set up fake social media accounts and contacted the Islamic State, claiming to be aspirational jihadi brides, titillated by the prospect of moving to Syria.

They only required the funds for travel.

Once ISIS militants had wired them the money, the girls promptly deleted their accounts and pocketed the money.

Chechen police have now arrested them for the scam. Officer Valery Zolotaryov told Moskovsky Komsomolets “I don’t recall any precedent like this one in Chechnya, probably because nobody digs deep enough in that direction.”

He added “Anyhow, I don’t advise anyone to communicate with dangerous criminals, especially for grabbing quick money.”

For women who travel to Syria to become jihadi brides, their husbands hold complete power over them and they face the possibility of a life of sexual abuse.

For more information about the Islamic State, see Clarion Project’s Special Report: The Islamic State (ISIS: ISIL)

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