TANGENTIAL NOTES

In the June, 2011 issue of Judicium Astrologica, I stated in my astrological assessment of Mr. Herman Cain’s nativity in relation to that of the USA, “Like G.W. Bush and Tom DeLay, Mr. Cain’s Saturn is in a wide-arc opposition to USA’s Pluto (and conjunct USA’s Mercury) indicating the potential for financial crimes of great magnitude, as well as a presidency that would lead to extreme violence being carried out by the USA somewhere, and upon somebody.  But fear not, before Mr. Cain would be elected to the US presidency, his reputation would likely be forever tarnished by a vindictive woman who would come forth with salacious details of some past indiscretion, most likely sexual in nature.”  (I gave Mr, Cain a ‘negative’ rating as to his suitability for US public office.)

The proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating.  And in the matter of questioning the efficacy of synastry and judicial astrology, it should by now be quite clear that, if done properly, these two astrological disciplines do in fact yield solid results.  The message in this is that the astrological analysis of the potential influence stemming from various figures holding public office, be it from the past, in the present, or of potential future influence, should be taken very seriously.

 

PROGNOSTIC EXEGESIS

 

The reader should understand that, in my horoscopic outlook for the mundane (that which effects the whole world) or specifically for the USA, what I am interpreting is what is made possible, or perhaps, potential, by the various stellar influences.  The great astrologer Charles E.O. Carter, was famous for having said, “The stars incline, they do not compel.”  Good astrologers live by this.  There are, however, certain stellar conditions by which what is ‘possible’ or even ‘potential’ is also made probable.  But not all influences are so clear or powerful.  So for the record, unless I specifically state that a particular event is ‘probable’, then the influence is to be considered ‘possible’ or ‘potential’.

 

AN HOROSCOPIC OUTLOOK FOR DECEMBER, 2011

 

December 1 – 31:

 

An absolute danger to the American way of life, the opposition of transiting Pluto to the USA’s natal Jupiter, which was in exact orb during the month of November, continues its influence throughout the entire month of December, 2011.  This stellar influence is indicative of a time in which the world’s plutocrats will continue to strive for, as well as likely obtain, far-reaching control over the lives of Americans, as well as control over American assets, income and resources.

Let the reader understand that in this context, my reference to plutocrats and plutocracy is in no way to be confused with honest, hard working and successful Americans, but is instead a reference to the presence and influence of an international cabal of elitist financiers and corporatists with no national loyalties.

 

Funk and Wagnalls Standard Encyclopedic Dictionary defines plutocracy (a noun) first as,  “government by the wealthy,” and secondly, “a wealthy class that controls the government.”  The exhaustive research and empirical data collected by cosmobiologist Reinhold Ebertin, substantiates certain angular relationships between the planets Jupiter and Pluto as being connected to the activities of those who rule over their neighbors through the use of their wealth and influence (“plutocrats,” he specifically referred to them as).  My own work is not only in accord with Ebertin’s, but also reveals that this transiting influence is correlative to activities which are never benevolent (good) but always malefic (evil).

 

December 1 – 31: 

 

Uranus in the early degrees of Aries will continue to have an effect upon the USA physically ( 00º – 03º)  and I am expecting some sort of demonstration of its destructive force around the time its motion again goes direct, that being December, 10.  This planet/sign/degree influence equates to unexpected, and highly destructive, weather-related incidents in the USA (the April, 2011 tornadoes that tore through the middle and the north of the country occurred under this influence).  Historically, this same influence has been relative to earth-quakes (off-shore) and disasters involving man-made objects such as collapsing bridges and dams.  As Uranus is associated with aviation, there may also be some unexpected incidents to occur involving aircraft.

There is still great potential for uranium-based incidents during this transit, and this influence being one effecting the whole world.

I am also now associating Uranus in direct motion, and in the sign of Aries, as being associated with cyber-warfare.  (This soon-to-end period of retrograde motion is most likely a time when attackers have been strategizing for their next move.)  As the early degrees of Aries are a particularly sensitive point for the USA, I would expect that America is the likely object of any planned cyber-attack.

Socially, and effecting not only the USA but the whole world, this Uranian influence equates to more of the same “Arab Spring”  and “Occupy Wall Street” -type rebellions, all which will be lacking in clarity and specific aims, and which will be met with stern, immovable Saturnal opposition.

 

December 3 – 25: 

 

As Mercury’s retrogradation moves it back into the USA’s Twelfth house, this will be a time when US federal law enforcement and security agencies are likely to discover, or be alerted to, breaches in national security, as well as thefts of classified data.  This is also likely a time when the theft of private data of American citizens (such as in the case of computer hacking, espionage, etc.) is likely to become public knowledge.  I am associating this stellar influence as being a time when those who have stolen classified data from the US may be moving, or passing that information to contacts, or attempting to remove the data from the country.  The consequences of Mercury’s retrogradation are double-edged in that, while the thieves or spies may make a mistake (or have a need to return to the scene of the crime) investigators may become confused, or lack the thoroughness required to apprehend them.

 

December 7 – 31:  

 

Aggravating the Pluto-Jupiter transit the USA is still suffering during this month is Saturn’s transit of the 26th through 29th degrees of Libra.  During this time the USA is likely to be challenged in political matters that force the President and lawmakers to decide between engaging in honorable actions versus serving the interests of the world’s elite.  Obviously, these issues are not likely to be made public, but will be addressed covertly.

Added to this, the American image, as well as the reputation, credit and credibility of the USA, is once again put to the test, and any damage to this is most likely directly connected to the policies set by the White House during this time.

 

December 10 – January 2: 

 

An additional aggravating factor to America’s Pluto-Jupiter influence, is the degree in which Pluto will transit as its opposition to America’s Jupiter moves out of orb and its influence fades, effecting two sensitive points in America’s nativity.  I am interpreting this influence as indicating a time when the world’s plutocrats are most likely to send forth their agents (and these can be in the form of lobbyists and political consultants, or even spies, infiltrators, blackmailers extortionists and, in the worst case – assassins) in order to press their will and influence those who establish US law and policy.

 

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S DAILY HOROSCOPE

 

Thursday, December 1, 2011:

 

Unemployment figures may come in high as losses in US productivity are realized.  US national identity is marred by enemies, propagandists, or revelations of past misdeeds.  Talk of death, matters of death, execution.  Congressional abuse of the public purse. The behind-the-scenes presence of radicals resulting in undue and destructive influence upon the USA, especially as it applies to covert operations, intelligence gathering and analysis.  The President may activate the military for all the wrong reasons.  A prominent male figure may be exposed, or need to address the issue of exposure for, secrets kept form the American people.  US covert operations may result in material losses.  A prominent male figure may die in an automobile accident.  Schemes involving usury and accessing public resources are carried out against the USA.  Much talk regarding reform.  Revolutionaries and socialists are prominent.  America’s cold and flu season hits a critical stage.

Friday, December 2, 2011:

 

Unemployment figures may come in high as losses in US productivity are realized.  US national identity is marred by enemies, propagandists, or revelations of past misdeeds. The behind-the-scenes presence of radicals resulting in undue and destructive influence upon the USA, especially as it applies to covert operations, intelligence gathering and analysis.  The President may activate the military for all the wrong reasons.  A prominent male figure may be exposed, or need to address the issue of exposure for, secrets kept form the American people.  US covert operations may result in material losses. Talk of death, execution, losses of American lives.  A prominent male figure may die in an automobile accident.  Schemes involving usury and accessing public resources are carried out against the USA.  Activation of the US military for the purpose of foreign adventures.  The American public is deceived by powerful people operating behind the scenes.  America suffers due to usury and the interests of users being represented by Congress over the best interests of the nation itself.  Congress and President overstep boundaries in relation to foreign affairs.  America’s credibility and reputation suffers within the global community.

 

Saturday, December 3, 2011:

 

US national identity is marred by enemies, propagandists, or revelations of past misdeeds.  Toxic legislation.  The Executive branch is connected to intrigue.  Activation of the US military for the purpose of foreign adventures.  The American public is deceived by powerful people operating behind the scenes.  Power-plays by secret enemies.  The President and the Executive branch of government is unduly influenced by America’s secret enemies.  The American public is deceived by a highly polished orator (id est: a con-man).  The dishonorable use of US military action (though it is likely to be supported by many people).  American forces may suffer casualties.  Violence and destruction.  A breakdown in diplomatic relations.

 

Sunday, December 4, 2011:

 

The Executive branch is connected to intrigue.  Activation of the US military for the purpose of foreign adventures.  The American public is deceived by powerful people operating behind the scenes.  The President must chose between honorable actions and the self-interests of the rich and powerful.  The American people are deceived by the President and the Executive branch of government.  Unrealistic, and overly idealistic motivations behind political actions.  A large portion of the American public harbors a desire to attack others.  The American government engages in what it essentially blackmail.  Rash actions taken by Congress due to irrational fears.  A demagogue deceives the American public.

 

Monday, December 5, 2011:

 

Toxic legislation.  The Executive branch is connected to intrigue.  Saber rattling is featured and foreign relations suffer.  The President must chose between honorable actions and the self-interests of the rich and powerful.  Schemes are hatched to access America’s joint resources, such as Social Security assets, pension plans, etc.  America’s reputation suffers a loss in the international community.  The plans of radicals and socialists oppose the best interests of the American people.  Losses are sustained by America’s labor and industry in an effort to enforce collectivist-globalist interests.  The White House is exposed for, or forced to defend, malfeasance.  On behalf of the American public, Congress and the President meddle in world affairs much to the detriment of all parties involved.  A grand deception is carried out upon the American public.

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011:

 

Saber rattling is featured and foreign relations suffer.  The President must chose between honorable actions and the interests of the rich and powerful.  Schemes are hatched to access America’s joint resources, such as Social Security assets, pension plans, etc.  The plans of radicals and socialists oppose the best interests of the American people.  Losses are sustained by America’s labor and industry in an effort to enforce collectivist-globalist interests.  Toxicity on the part of the US government in relation to foreign affairs benefits plutocrats and international financiers, with the end result being financial losses sustained to the US public purse.  Toxicity on the part of the US government in relation to foreign affairs benefits plutocrats and international financiers, with the end result being financial losses sustained to the US public purse.

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011:

 

Saber rattling is featured and foreign relations suffer. Talk, and issues, of mortality.  The President may address a plan to seize or make use of joint or shared assets.  A prominent female figure may pass away.  Schemes are hatched to access America’s joint resources, such as Social Security assets, pension plans, etc.  America’s reputation suffers a loss in the international community.  The plans of radicals and socialists oppose the best interests of the American people.  Losses are sustained by America’s labor and industry in an effort to enforce collectivist-globalist interests.  Toxicity on the part of the US government in relation to foreign affairs benefits plutocrats and international financiers, with the end result being financial losses sustained to the US public purse.  America’s reputation, credibility and credit are questioned due to past misdeeds and, specifically, abuses of power.  The honor, stability and strength of the current administration is under question as a result of underhanded behavior.  US military forces may suffer casualties.  Attempts at diplomacy, negotiations.  The American public is impressionable, and prone to being deceived.

 

 

Thursday, December 8, 2011:

 

Saber rattling. Foreign relations suffer.  Talk and issues of mortality.  The President may address a plan to seize or make use of joint or shared assets.  A prominent female figure may pass away.  Toxicity on the part of the US government in relation to foreign affairs benefits plutocrats and international financiers, with the end result being financial losses sustained to the US public purse.  The honor, stability and strength of the current administration is under question as a result of underhanded behavior.  The Judicial branch of the US government succumbs to outside forces, resulting in partisan rulings.  America’s academic, judicial and ecclesiastical communities combine forces to deceive the American public for the purposes of manipulating public sentiments towards dishonorable uses of military actions.  The establishment of coalitions, cooperative governing bodies.

 

Friday, December 9, 2011:

 

Saber rattling. Foreign relations suffer.  Talk, and issues, of mortality.  The President may address a plan to seize or make use of joint or shared assets.  A prominent female figure may pass away.  The Judicial branch of the US government succumbs to outside forces, resulting in partisan rulings.  America’s academic, judicial and ecclesiastical communities combine forces to deceive the American public for the purposes of manipulating public sentiments towards dishonorable uses of military actions.  Through the Executive branch of government, and specifically due to the influence of the President, financial crimes of great magnitude are committed against the American public.  An attempt is made at problem solving in the sphere of world affairs.  In the process of representing the financial interests of the world’s elite, and through the misuse of America’s military, a corrupt Congress brutally imposes its will upon the world.  The world’s plutocrats make great gains as the American public suffers equal losses.

Saturday, December 10, 2011:

 

Full Moon 18º Gemini 11’

 

Saber rattling.  America’s reputation suffers a loss in the international community.

 

Sunday, December 11, 2011:

 

Toxicity on the part of the US government in relation to foreign affairs benefits plutocrats and international financiers, with the end result being financial losses sustained to the US public purse.  Powerful enemies of the United States of America gain control of America’s assets, income and resources.  The American public is deceived by a demagogue or a highly polished orator representing the interests of the world’s financial aristocracy.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 12, 2011:

 

The Judicial branch of the US government succumbs to outside forces, resulting in partisan rulings.  America’s academic, judicial and ecclesiastical communities combine forces to deceive the American public for the purposes of manipulating public sentiments towards dishonorable uses of military actions.  (Any military activity taken under this influence will be, in the end, proven to be done for absolutely dishonorable reasons.)  An attempt is made to convince America that some wrong action will assist in the improvement of the economy.  Some faction within America’s federal law enforcement or security agencies will align with underworld figures in an attempt to further the interests of plutocrats.  As opposed to doing so intellectually, America reacts to world affairs emotionally, and the world’s financial aristocracy gains greatly by this.  America becomes confused on world affairs and economic matters and mistakenly trusts in Congress.

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011:

 

Any military activity taken under this influence will be, in the end, proven to be done for absolutely dishonorable reasons.  An attempt is made to convince America that some wrong action will assist in the improvement of the economy.  Some faction within America’s federal law enforcement or security agencies will align with underworld figures in an attempt to further the interests of plutocrats.  Much to the injury of America, the nation is deceived on the matter of foreign affairs.  The American national spirit is depressed and melancholic.  The US suffers losses in matters of foreign relations.  The White House is condescending towards the American public.  An upward spike in America’s infection of colds and influenza.

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011:

 

Any military activity taken under this influence will be, in the end, proven to be done for absolutely dishonorable reasons.  An attempt is made to convince America that some wrong action will assist in the improvement of the economy.  Some faction within America’s federal law enforcement or security agencies will align with underworld figures in an attempt to further the interests of plutocrats.  Much to the injury of America, the nation is deceived on the matter of foreign affairs.  To the financial injury of America, the US military is called to service.  Any monetary policy set into place on this day will result in financial losses to the American people.  A peacemaker attempts to ameliorate affairs.

 

Thursday, December 15, 2011:

 

Much to the injury of America, the nation is deceived on the matter of foreign affairs.  To the financial injury of America, the US military is called to service.  Any monetary policy set into place on this day will result in financial losses to the American people. Opposing and disruptive forces make a play.

 

 

 

Friday, December 16, 2011:

 

The Judicial branch of the US government succumbs to outside forces, resulting in partisan rulings.  America’s academic, judicial and ecclesiastical communities combine forces to deceive the American public for the purposes of manipulating public sentiments towards dishonorable uses of military actions.  A prominent male figure may pass away.  The President may sign, support or introduce a bill which will result in damaging levels of national debt, or which may constitute misappropriation of public funds.  To the financial injury of America, the US military is called to service.  Any monetary policy set into place on this day will result in financial losses to the American people.  Alliances (most likely military in nature) are formed.  A dishonorable use of force.

 

Saturday, December 17, 2011:

 

A prominent male figure may pass away.  The President may sign, support or introduce a bill which will result in damaging levels of national debt, or which may constitute misappropriation of public funds.  America’s public funds are misappropriated by the Legislative and Executive branches of government.  Any monetary policy enacted or signed into law under this influence will prove to be disastrous to the financial well being of the US, while serving the interests of collectivist-globalists.  Propaganda and propagandists become prominent.  A highly polished orator deceives and/or swindles the American public.

 

Sunday, December 18, 2011:

 

America’s reputation, credibility and credit are questioned due to past misdeeds and, specifically, abuses of power.  The Judicial branch of the US government succumbs to outside forces, resulting in partisan rulings.  America’s academic, judicial and ecclesiastical communities combine forces to deceive the American public for the purposes of manipulating public sentiments towards dishonorable uses of military actions.  America’s public funds are misappropriated by the Legislative and Executive branches of government.  Any monetary policy enacted or signed into law under this influence will prove to be disastrous to the financial well being of the US, while serving the interests of collectivist-globalists.  Reformers, revolutionaries and radicals (most likely socialistic) are featured.  The Executive branch of government gains undue control over others.  Talk, or acts, of execution or assassination.  Violence and/or destruction.  Financial crimes of great magnitude.  A grand deception is carried out upon the American public.  Socialistic minded individuals swindle the American public with false Utopian ideals.  Violence and rebellion.

 

Monday, December 19, 2011:

 

The Judicial branch of the US government succumbs to outside forces, resulting in partisan rulings.  America’s academic, judicial and ecclesiastical communities combine forces to deceive the American public for the purposes of manipulating public sentiments towards dishonorable uses of military actions.  America’s public funds are misappropriated by the Legislative and Executive branches of government.  Any monetary policy enacted or signed into law under this influence will prove to be disastrous to the financial well being of the US, while serving the interests of collectivist-globalists.  The American public reacts emotionally, as opposed to intellectually, to matters of foreign affairs.

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011:

 

America’s economic hardships become undeniable.  Socialistic and revolutionary types become restless and take action.

 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011:

 

Schemes are hatched to access America’s joint resources, such as Social Security assets, pension plans, etc.  The plans of radicals and socialists oppose the best interests of the majority of the American people.  Losses are sustained by America’s labor and industry in an effort to enforce collectivist-globalist interests.  Through the Executive branch of government, and specifically due to the influence of the President, financial crimes of great magnitude are committed against the American public.  Power-plays lead to violence and brutality.  The American public is greatly deceived.  Monetary policies enacted under this influence lead to a squandering of the nation’s substance and resources.

 

Thursday, December 22, 2011:

 

Sun 00º Capricorn

 

Issues of taxes, debt, usury and the management of joint resources must be addressed.   Monetary policy (as it applies to the aforementioned) will be prominent for the next 30 days.  The world’s users will be seeking payment.

The spotlight will be upon the White House and any malfeasance will not only become apparent now, but circumstances will force the address of any misdeeds.  Attention will be placed upon the uncomfortable conditions in the American homeland – deficiencies and losses will become public discourse, and the White House will likely need to address these issues.  Schemes are hatched to access America’s joint resources, such as Social Security assets, pension plans, etc.  The plans of radicals and socialists oppose the best interests of the American people.  Losses are sustained by America’s labor and industry in an effort to enforce collectivist-globalist interests.  Toxic legislation.  Saber rattling.  Dishonorable actions by Congress.  Harm and damage comes to America due to frustrations being expressed wrongly.  An inclination for violent and rebellious action to be taken without a clear objective.  America is angry and upset.  America could possibly suffer tragedy on a large scale, or the large-scale suffering of a large mass of people is brought to light in public discourse and/or media.  The grand deception of the American people by a female diplomat is strongly featured.

 

Friday, December 23, 2011:

 

The spotlight will be upon the White House and any malfeasance will not only become apparent now, but circumstances will force the address of any misdeeds.  Attention will be placed upon the uncomfortable conditions in the American homeland – deficiencies and losses will become public discourse, and the White House will likely need to address these issues.  Schemes are hatched to access America’s joint resources, such as Social Security assets, pension plans, etc.  The plans of radicals and socialists oppose the best interests of the majority of the American people.  Losses are sustained by America’s labor and industry in an effort to enforce collectivist-globalist interests.  Toxic legislation.  Saber rattling.  Dishonorable actions by Congress.  The grand deception of the American people by a female diplomat is strongly featured.  America’s decision makers are over-zealous in the use of military action.

 

Saturday, December 24, 2011:

 

New Moon 02º Capricorn 34’ 

 

The spotlight will be upon the White House and any malfeasance will not only become apparent now, but circumstances will force the address of any misdeeds.  Attention will be placed upon the uncomfortable conditions in the American homeland – deficiencies and losses will become public discourse, and the White House will likely need to address these issues.  Toxic legislation and great political squabbling.  The American public is deceived by powerful people operating behind the scenes.  Saber rattling.  The President is at odds with, or deceiving, Congress.  Misappropriations of US public resources by Congress.  America’s decision makers meddle in foreign affairs  resulting in losses.  The American public is deceived by a highly polished orator or demagogue.  The death of a prominent male figure.  America’s physical vitality is at a low point.

 

Sunday, December 25, 2011:

 

Toxic legislation and great political squabbling.  The President is at odds with, or deceiving, Congress.  The American public is deceived by powerful people operating behind the scenes.    Misappropriations of US public resources by Congress.  America suffers due to usury and the interests of users being represented by Congress over the best interests of the nation itself.  Catastrophic conditions.  Rebels, revolutionaries and socialistic minded individuals are prominent.  America’s physical vitality is at a low point.

 

Monday, December 26, 2011:

 

Toxic legislation and great political squabbling.  The American public is deceived by powerful people operating behind the scenes.  Saber rattling.  Congressional fiscal excesses.  Misappropriations of US public resources by Congress.  America suffers due to usury and the interests of users being represented by Congress over the best interests of the nation itself.  The President and the Executive branch of government is unduly influenced by America’s secret enemies.  The current administration engages in, or is spotlighted for, malfeasance.  Damaging policies are established in matters of foreign affairs.  On behalf of the America public, the US Congress and President may engage in what can be best described as bullying and ruthless conduct, as well as acts of intimidation in matters of foreign affairs.

 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011:

 

The President and the Executive branch of government is unduly influenced by America’s secret enemies.  The current administration engages in, or is spotlighted for, malfeasance.  Violence – or talk of violence – coming from radical, socialistic-minded individuals.  Working through the corrupt factions of the US government, plutocrats attain their objectives through violent measures, affecting a large mass of people.

 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011:

 

The US is challenged in political matters forcing the President and lawmakers to decide between engaging in honorable actions versus serving the interests of the elite.  The American image, reputation, credit and credibility is put to the test, and this is most likely connected to policies set by the White House.

Any breach in US national security is likely to become apparent now.  The current Administration engages in, or is spotlighted for, malfeasance.  Executive branch is confused in its ability (or lack thereof) to lead).  Confusion is the order of the day!  The propagandizing of false Utopian ideologies.

 

Thursday,  December 29, 2011:

 

Any breach in US national security is likely to become apparent now.  The current administration engages in, or is spotlighted for, malfeasance.  The Executive branch is confused in its ability (or lack thereof) to lead.  Confusion is the order of the day!  The US military is activated for dishonorable purposes.  American forces suffer casualties.  The US industrial base, as well as skilled labor, suffers losses.  Many disputes on political matters.  Violence, possibly on a large scale.  A grand deception is carried out upon the America people.  A demagogue or highly polished orator is featured.  The American will is weakened.

 

Friday, December 30, 2011:

 

Any breach in US national security is likely to become apparent now.  The current administration engages in, or is spotlighted for, malfeasance.  The Executive branch is confused in its ability (or lack thereof) to lead).  Confusion is the order of the day.  This stellar influence is correlative to both cantankerous meddling, and unscrupulous acts, by US diplomats, as well as losses or, at the least, uncomfortable situations, for the US in matters of foreign relations.  Financial injury comes to America due to actions by Congress and the President.  Hostilities in the political process.  Political tricks and deceptions.  The American public is highly impressionable and easily deceived.  Congress and the White House are at odds with the will and best interests of the American people.

 

Saturday, December 31, 2011:

 

This stellar influence is correlative to both cantankerous meddling, and unscrupulous acts, by US diplomats, as well as losses or, at the least, uncomfortable situations, for the US in matters of foreign relations.  Financial injury comes to America due to actions by Congress and the President.  Hostilities in the political process.  The US military is activated for dishonorable purposes.  American forces suffer casualties.  The US industrial base, as well as skilled labor, suffers losses.  US lawmakers under duress, or willfully, engage in sabotage and/or treason.  Acts of violence.  The American public is impressionable and easily deceived.  Public discourse includes excitable, emotionally-charged challenges to Congress and the White House.

 

Sunday, January 1, 2012:

This stellar influence is correlative to both cantankerous meddling, and unscrupulous acts, by US diplomats, as well as losses or, at the least, uncomfortable situations, for the US in matters of foreign relations.  Financial injury comes to America due to actions by Congress and the President.  Hostilities in the political process.  The efficacy of treaties, trade pacts and agreements is questioned.  America’s credit-worthiness is questioned.  The American people are confused in regards to the country’s best interests.  An unhealthy coalition between government, academia, media, ecclesiastics and corporatists is formed.