Where I stand and why.

Discourse

The good ole USA seems to be topsy turvy and at a turning point for its future. Competing ideologies, methods of messaging and the tribal nature of discourse is leading to a nation reaching a fork in the road.  The USA has always stood for individual freedom and expression but some of those values are being challenged at every turn. The tribal nature of identifying with a side or ideology or association is disrupting the normal course of analysis and determination of individual thought. 

I have analyzed the landscape of America and as always there are many choices. I have distilled some of my analysis to why I decided to be a “C” Individual and not a “D” Puppet. It seems the competing voices comes to C’s and D’s.  They are not associated necessarily with any political party affiliation but it could be contrived to be associated with a particular political leaning or thinking.

I choose to be a “C” Individual. What is a “C” Individual you may ask? My values center around aspects of key beliefs and characteristics that begin with the letter C.  First off, I am a Christian.  I accept the Grace given me by the Creator of the Universe, an idea that is woven into our founding documents when this nation rose from tyranny and set a course  to become the results of a very successful experiment.

I am also Conservative, in my political leanings and especially in a fiscal sense for the country.  Now add that I support the Constitution as a literal road map for a self-governed people that has created the greatest country ever in history. The last pillar for my beliefs is that of Capitalism, the competitive environment of risk and reward that allows an individual with a dream to achieve all that they dream.

I believe we are protected to continue the Devine path that America represents to the world. Besides these 4 pillars there are other “C” aspects to my beliefs. Martin Luther King in his “I have a dream” speech spoke that skin Color should not determine the outcome of an individual but the content of their Character. That is a profound statement because if you follow the science of genetics, now able to trace back to thousands of years we are all cut of the same Humankind cloth. We the people have given Consent to those that we elect in what is hoped to be fair and honest elections to represent us in a Constitutional Republic where the majority is not given permission to absolute rule but to represent all sides and viewpoints.

A “C” individual has integrity and chooses to be Compassionate and Caring for fellow human beings and especially Americans which are our brothers and sisters to promote Freedom, Liberty and Justice. These “C” individuals have a Commitment to be Compassionate to others but also to hold those accountable to their actions and Decisions. It comes down to the concept of Individual Responsibility.  This responsibility assumes that the individuals of a society will continue to offer Compassion but expects that wrong decisions will also have Consequences.

When conflict arises a “C” individual will rely on Common sense to discern the truth to the situation and apply Critical thinking skills to analyze all aspects and parameters of a problem or situation.  This analysis relies on concepts that begin with “S”.  A “C” individual will analyze a situation or problem based upon key concepts set forth by our Founding Fathers. The most important concept to discern is that of being Sovereign. In our “We the People” system “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are Created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The Sovereign nature of the individual is emphasized in this statement as well as the Sovereignty of the Creator Himself.

For a Constitutional Republic to flourish there are certain requirements that must be met that also begin with “S”. The Republic must be Secure, the foremost responsibility of the central or in this case the Federal Government.  When Security is achieved the population will feel safe and therefore feel free to risk, innovate, expand, and advance the theories of Freedom, Liberty and Justice not only to the local nation but to the rest of the World.

A nation like this values Service of those that are Courageous that choose to defend and protect the nation and the ideals related to Freedom, Liberty and Justice. Those that Serve do so with honor.  This nation was built upon the premise that we as a nation chose to build a culture of Honor and not a culture of Victimization which is only one of the many threats facing this Nation today.

Our Freedom is enshrined by the Sacrifice by brave Men and Women that have fought to protect our Sovereign nation against foreign powers and adversaries.  We advance Freedom, many have tried to advance Tyranny. It is the brave and fearless willing to provide a Service to all of us to defeat the ideologies that attempt to oppress and dictate the power over the few.

We have been able to thwart threats because we have also Chosen to build a Superior military Capability that is able to defend but also pre-empt imminent attacks against the interests of the USA, the leader in the world for Freedom and Liberty. Our Superior Military is the Sentinel that provides the Security for an entire nation no matter where its Citizens may choose to reside.

A “C” individual realizes that there is never an absolute when it comes to being self-governed. Competition for the minds and souls of the Citizenry requires Compromise when resolving conflicts and disparate thoughts about policy and the Rule of Law.

This is the reason why I identify as a “C” Individual. My Sovereign, independent, Critical thinking approach to my view of the American experiment is based upon a limited Government presence in my life as the Founding Fathers intended.

The greatest threat to the Great American Experiment is coming from those that could be associated as puppets of the Socialist Left. The current social trends away from the Constitutional Republic are embraced by these “D” puppets because they participate in the consensus of Group Think, Identity Politics and Tribalism promoted by the political elite. The mob rule mentality strips away the individualism embraced by the “C” individuals to be replaced with the mantra of Derision, Division and Delusion supported by these “D” puppets.

This was not always the case for the Democrat party but the 60’s radicals have been able to repackage the ideology with a more marketable message. The language has been rewritten and the rules have changed, mostly influenced by Saul Alinsky and his “Rules for Radicals”, promoted by community organizer Barak Obama which has now become the modus operandi.  Win at any cost, win by any means is the end game. The tactics are nothing that a “C” Individual would embrace except to react in kind.

Saul gave props to one of the first Radicals, Lucifer (The Devil). This allegiance is what makes the “D” puppets believe in the rules and almost treat them as a new religion. What are the Rules “D” puppets now live by?

The Rules

  1. “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”
  2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.”
  3. “Whenever possible go outside the expertise of the enemy.”
  4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
  5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. There is no defense. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.”
  6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
  7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”
  8. “Keep the pressure on.”
  9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself. “
  10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”
  11. “If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counter side; this is based on the principle that every positive has its negative.”
  12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
  13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. “

To implement the above, “D” puppets use “F” words that support one or more rules. For instance, Fake News or False statements is a tactic for Rule 11.

Is it any wonder that the actions by “D” puppets  show how they apply these rules intended to Demagogue any opposing viewpoint or opinion (Rule 4 and 5)? The use of Deception (Rule 10) is also a key element to how they phrase certain arguments to bring out the artificial conflict. They use Deflection (Rule 9) instead of engaging in real dialog to come to a consensus to a solution to a problem. This is the dilemma that prevents honest and responsible discourse between these two opposing Ideologies.

To avoid real discourse to a problem the “D” puppets rely on Demeaning the opposition (Rule 5). A personal character assassination is better than a true and honest debate to maintain the control of the perception of a particular side. Applying these tactics does indeed create a Destructive environment and if the Deception and Deflection can be maintained the Win at Any Cost can be achieved.

When the opportunity arises “D” puppets will use Fraud whenever possible to avoid those that truly seek the truth. This is illustrated in (Rule 11), the attempt to make a Falsehood seem to be real to disguise the true intention of the tactic. After all, it is not about Truth but the perception of what is True. It can be called propaganda, or manipulation or False narratives. If it achieves the intended outcome even though there is NO Righteousness in the act itself then it can be considered a gain to the result (Rule 12).

Another effective tactic being used today is to Flood the zone, overwhelm the systems (Cloward-Piven Strategy), instill chaos, and create a False narrative of necessary actions to be taken to correct the perceived crisis. All of this is to break the orderly and systemic Rule of Law that has set this nation apart from all others.

All these tactics, techniques and the underlying philosophy is never intended to unite but to divide and conquer an opposing viewpoint or ideology. It is not intended for the good of the many but to benefit the few, those that have placed themselves in a position to rule. We are witnesses to the many examples of double standards today.

I am a “C” individual and totally reject the “D” puppet mentality, tactics, and their standards. I support the idea that the USA is a nation of exceptionalism based upon what “C” Individuals believe and how they embrace individual sovereignty, freedom, and opportunity. I only see Death, Division, and eventual Destruction in the path the “D” puppets are following.

What will be the turning point in this conflict of Ideologies? Will the Founding Father’s Devine inspiration prevail in the battle of ideas  or will a divergent scheme of full Government Control win the day?

As I said previously, the USA is at a crossroads.

Will the Deceptive woke culture steal away the truth to our American History or will the Truth about us as a nation become the center focus to national rejuvenation?  Will there be yet another Spiritual Awakening to bring our American Citizens closer to the God of our Founding Fathers or will we reject this Spiritual option?

This is the current State of Affairs for a nation that has survived a Civil War, been victorious in two Global Wars and maintained the dominant force of good and benevolence for the rest of the World. Will this current state be Derailed by the “D” puppets?

Those that identify as “C” Individuals should no longer be complacent in their ideology when challenged. We must stand up to the False testimony of the “D” puppets. We the People must reinvigorate the passion and commitment to Freedom and Liberty. Once it is lost, it may never be won back.

Those that identify as a “C” Individual need to voice their beliefs to counter the machine of the “D” puppets Propaganda machine. In the end the viewpoint of Common Sense and the Rule of Law must prevail to preserve the ideals of our Founding Fathers. Never give up on American Exceptionalism, Sovereignty, and faith that a Creator has given us unalienable Rights to pursue Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Never give up on the Fundamentals and Ideals of the USA.

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Branching out into the discourse of the times

My intent to have a professional Blog was to use this as a platform to build my independent Consulting Business in Information Security. I have not needed to expand because I have been blessed to continue on a contract for the last few years providing support and insight for a product line and vendor that I have been associated with the last twenty years.

But times and my career are changing so this blog may morph into a more personal and political venue to express my ideas, convictions and input to what is the current state of affairs in the USA.

I cannot predict where this may go but it may be a platform to do more than discuss Information Security or tout my own horn of my capabilities and value to Cyber Security which is an ever increasing challenge to all of the threats we face today.

So, let this new journey begin.

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East Coast Consulting 2014-2016

My work with Symantec security products continue as I perform a Symantec Residency consulting engagement in the greater Baltimore area.  One of the largest Energy Sector players is using Symantec Endpoint Protection to protect servers and workstations and requires expertise to advance capability to protect critical cyber assets.

With cyber threats and cyber terrorists targeting the North American grid it is critical that every tool be utilized to its full capacity to keep the lights on and the natural gas flowing.  This is an interesting sector with new challenges daily.  Stay tuned for the next chapter.

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Times are changing, time for a change.

With the Federal Government in disarray and my services of providing expertise in Symantec Security Solutions in a Security Operations Center not certain it is time to consider making a change.  With over 13 years in Security consulting and training I have a vast experience within the industry.  My focus and expertise lie in the Symantec Security Offerings but my exposure to many facets of Information Security and my big vision thinking approach could be used to enhance the security of an organization or company. At this time I am entertaining ideas and opportunities for the next step in my career. All legitimate opportunities will be considered. Thank you.

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Launch of Consulting Practice

The economy is still really hard and uncertainty exists. What has not changed is the threat of Malware, security breaches, multiple threat vectors, new vulnerabilities and sophisticated social engineering to find a chink in the security implementations deployed to protect data and information.

For that reason, Prophet IT  LLC was formed to provide expert consulting and training of Symantec Security and Compliance Solutions to Symantec customers needing expert assistance or guidance in making their Symantec solutions as effective as possible. The founding member, Jim Morrison, has over 10 years of consulting and training experience and over 15 years within the Information Security field.

This blog venue will provide opinions, observations and comment related to the current state of Information Security, Symantec offerings and prophetic comment on topics that mark the current threat landscape.

Feel free to make a comment or visit www.prophetitservices.com.

Thanks.

Jim Morrison, CISSP, ASC

Founding member of Prophet IT Services LLC

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