“In any democracy, ethics, self restraint, tolerance & honesty will always take a second seat to narcissism, avarice, bigotry & persecution, if only because people who play by the rules in any democracy are at a disadvantage to those who easily subvert the rules to their own advantage” -Ronald Thomas West (Ronald’s Maxim)

On Ginsberg opinion

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable” – H.L. Mencke

“I Said No” the self-deceit of Aleksandar Vucic current article

“The extension of the empire has meant the growth of private fortunes. This is nothing new, indeed it is in keeping with the most ancient history” -Gaius Asinius Gallus (from Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome)

Natural Selection for Autistic Traits current philosophical essay

“The West, as I thought of it extending thousands of miles beyond the setting sun, was astonishing in its corruption, in its desire for death, and in its complacency towards its disease” -Cicily Isabel Fairfield

Rope-a-Dope Israel, Iran & the Beirut explosion (current intelligence assessment)

“There is not the smallest reason for confounding nationalism, which is the desire of a people to be itself, with imperialism, which is the desire of a people to prevent other peoples from being themselves” -Cicily Isabel Fairfield

Recent Articles & Archives

“It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime” -Thomas Paine

Geoff Bozos Awards & Queer Anon on QAnon (featured satire)

”Judgments are not intended to imply that we have proof that shows something to be a fact. Assessments are based on collected information, which is often incomplete or fragmentary, as well as logic, argumentation, and precedents” –ICA 2017 01 Annex B “estimative language” a.k.a. the ‘we make this shit up’ disclaimer buried in the ‘Russian election hack’ report authored by the “joint US intelligence agencies”

The Philosophical Dingleberries of Slavoj Žižek (current Satire)

“Professional standards require intelligence professionals to lie, hide information, or use covert tactics to protect their “cover,” access, sources, and responsibilities. The Central Intelligence Agency expects, teaches, encourages, and controls these tactics so that the lies are consistent and supported (“backstopped”). The CIA expects intelligence officers to teach others to lie, deceive, steal, launder money, and perform a variety of other activities that would certainly be illegal if practiced in the United States. They call these tactics “tradecraft,” and intelligence officers practice them in all the world’s intelligence services”-Hulnick & Mattausch, “Ethics and Morality in U.S. Secret Intelligence”

The Satires

“You can’t convince a chimpanzee to give you a banana with the promise it will get 20 more bananas in chimpanzee heaven. It won’t do it. But humans will” -Yuval Noah Harari

The Epstein Chronicles MOSSAD works the USA (updated 25 January)

“Mossad is a crime organization with a license. That’s the fun part” -Tamir Pardo, former director of MOSSAD

On Israel collection

“The wealthy and dangerously powerful were esteemed good citizens, because they maintained the existing state of things” -Sallust

The Oath & The Trash Bin color of law usurps foundational law

“Once you’ve lived the inside-out world of espionage, you never shed it. It’s a mentality, a double standard of existence” -John le Carre

The Spooks

“I’m almost incapable of lying. I’d be a terrible spy” -Gary Oldman

Impunity

“It is the habit of mankind to entrust to careless hope what they long for, and to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they would prefer not to examine” -Thucydides

How Dumb is the CIA (eight episodes)

“In a rich man’s house, there is no place to spit but in his face” -Diogenes

Bitcoin Doesn’t Exist public service

“When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised God doesn’t work that way and so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness” –Banksey

The Gentleperson’s Guide to Forum Spies public service

“A murderer is less loathsome to us than a spy. The murderer may have acted on a sudden mad impulse; he may be penitent and amend; but a spy is always a spy, night and day, in bed, at table, as he walks abroad; his vileness pervades every moment of his life” -Honore de Balzac

Military Sock-Puppets, NSA Trolls & CIA Shills public service

“The intelligence services of the United States and Russia are essentially at war” -Dmitri Trenin, Colonel, GRU (retired)

The Essays 

“The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment”-Bernard d’Espagnat

A + B = C or Indians vs Plato, CIA & Stargate Project

”The ’scientific view’ is inadequate to explain … how man is to find and know a road along which he wishes and chooses to make this said progress, unless Manitoo by his spirit, guides the mind of man, keeping human beings just and generous and hospitable”  -Rising Sun, Chippewa

30+ years life in Indian country

“It’s a lot of hard work to be complicated and unhappy. I’m opposed to hard work” -Ronald Thomas West

My social and political lampoons are best explained this way: The devil on the one shoulder and the angel on my other shoulder climb into my head to make love and a satire is born .. having little to do with morality and much to do with ethics. As a writer there is no fear, no guilt, no shame in my approach, only accountability demanded of the public personas who presume to lead with lies as our world burns around us .. and making people laugh at the hypocrisies of western culture in a way steals the power of those lies and reduces their influence.

A former Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence for Special Forces, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald had lived over thirty years in close association with Blackfeet Indians (those who still speak their language), and is published in international law as a layman: The Right of Self- Determination of Peoples and It’s Application to Indigenous People in The USA or The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole. Ronald has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

All original work and art © copyright by Ronald Thomas West; for profit and mass paper media redistribution prohibited

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