Sirs & Madams:
Second, I am sorry about what you are experiencing. If I could fix it, I would.
About a year ago I wrote a letter to you: “Zen & the Art of Being a Federal”. In it, I told a story from the book Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance concerning a small town minister whose sermons start to bother his own board of trustees. They put pressure on him to change his tone. He realizes that though they sign his paycheck, they are not He for whom a minister really works. His ethical choice is to stick to his principles, and let them release him if they will. I suggested that the same analysis applied to you, because the day you took the job and swore an oath to the Constitution, you made the decision for whom you work (and like that small town minister, it was someone other than whoever signs your paycheck). That day, when We the People conferred on you the awesome powers we did under the Constitution, it was in return for the pledge you made to us that day regarding our compact.
Heroic federal agents are now making choices that show they do remember these oaths. And thankfully, they know that the last thing they can do is leave their posts right now (and we the citizenry implore them to refrain from doing so). Instead, at least 20 whistleblowers from numerous agencies have gone to Congress and let them know of massive corruption going on at or near the top of the FBI and other agencies. I believe I have substantial knowledge about what has happened to force these 20 federal agents from numerous agencies to decide it was time they bypass all methods of redress within their home agencies, and take their concerns directly to the people’s elected representatives: Congress.
News Over teh wee4kend suggest that after SniffyHitler’s performance last Thursday night in Philadeliphia, “several dozen” more agents were walking over to Congress on Friday as well. In fact, I hear that including the 20 who were already known about last Monday, with these4 new “several dozen” that the total is approaching 100.
I know how crazy difficult that choice may have been, and I applaud you.
Two years ago I was told that my decision in the summer of 2019 to go public in a limited way was discussed around “all the three-letter agencies, Byrne. Half of the people think you did the right thing, half of them think you are Edward Snowden but so stupid you have not flee the country.”
Around last November I was told that my support across those same agencies was up to 65%.
Earlier this summer I was told that about 80% were on the side that, for want of a better expression, I will call “the Constitutional side”. Even a significant fraction of previous “true believers” had become cognizant of what was going on. I was also told that the rift did not run strictly along the split between SES and the rank-and-file, but that a non-negligible part of the SES and substantial majority of the non-SES were supportive of my efforts, and that a specific faction within the SES was intent on defining me as the enemy.
Now I hear that within the DHS a leadership faction is telling people to suspect me as Domestic Extremist #1. And that not only is their internal audience not believing it, it has come to suspect those DHS leaders who trying to convince them so hard are in fact the problem (or so I have been told).
Oy. What a meshugas.
So I am in the semi-strange position of knowing that right now there is a bit of interest in me from our government. It would normally be flattering, of course, but not so much these days. Federals are looking me up-down-and-sidewise, I suspect, in an effort to figure out if they should believe what their SES are trying to sell them.
This is where I am supposed to tell you whether I am a good guy or a Domestic Extremist intent on undermining our Constitution.
I would rather your esteemed selves figure it out for yourselves. With humble desire to aid you in making an informed decision, however, and on the off-chance that what you are being told about me includes lies and/or deliberate omissions (the lingua franca of the day and the more likely choice), I have made this meager video at the top of this blog. Coincidentally, over the years and even more in the last 18 months I have given a number of talks into which I wove aspects of my history, such as it is (truly “a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing”). I will tell the requisite story as briefly as possible in this video, leaving links as well to places where you may, should you have the unfortunate urge to know my story in more detail, dive deeper.
If one wishes to hear the one time I told my cancer story publicly, here is that barrel of laughs:
To read of my 2005-2008 battle with corruption on Wall Street, read this:
To read the story of my attempts “to investigate and disrupt systemic corruption infiltrating the federal institutions of our nation’s government” view this:
To read how I view the events through which we are living (in sum: it’s all a psyop), view this: