Why do gangs exist?

Why does organized crime exist?

Gangs thrive when economic conditions are poor.

When people can’t earn money legitimately, they turn to crime.

Many social ills arise when economic conditions are poor.

Child abuse and spousal abuse go up. Vagrancy goes up. Crime goes up. Drug use goes up. Gambling goes up. Prostitution goes up.

Gangs tap in to these social ills to both exploit them and augment them.

The leaders in our society know full well why gangs exist, so why don’t they do something about them?

Can’t our leaders think of anything besides a gang summit?

The elites who control the leaders want gangs.

The elites want organized crime.

Gangs and organize crime help keep the people down. They help poverty to continue. They are an essential element in aiding one group of people to oppress another.

All you have to do is buy the gang leaders off.

That’s not too hard to do.

Money is the magic salve that solves all problems.

Slap it on and let it do its magic.

It’s beautiful.

There will never be any shortage of people who are willing to sell out their own group of people.

It matters not what their race or ethnicity is.

And that’s because the world is not divided into Black versus White, Jew versus Christian, Protestant versus Catholic.

It’s divided into good versus evil.

And guess what? The bad guys have risen to the top.

The bad guys who run our country are the same as the bad guys who run the gangs.

They are cut out of the same cloth.

They speak the same language.

You as a regular person have more in common with a regular person in the poorest ghetto of the United States than you do with your political leaders regardless of your color, ethnicity, or religion.

There are lots of good people in the ghetto who are trapped there because the elites in our society work together with the leaders of the gangs to disrupt the lives of the good people in the ghetto.

That’s why it’s so difficult to turn things around there.

When someone from the ghetto does good and starts a business, the elites get together with the gang members to start riots and burn down the good peoples’ businesses.

That’s why these riots and protest marches exist.

That’s why the riots in Ferguson took place.

That’s why the riots in Minneapolis took place.

That’s why the riots in Kenosha took place.

Don’t think for one minute it was about helping black folk. It was a power struggle between our elites who want to continue to run welfare plantations and their corporate prison racket, and the good people who don’t want that at all.

Nothing good can happen within the poor areas of our country as long as Harvard and our elites are in power.

No amount of money or effort will be able to establish functioning businesses within the black communities in the inner city as long as the knuckleheads are in charge.

Anyone who tries will be put down by the gangs the elites control. They have a million tricks to take down threats to their racket.

They can make up bogus charges of employee abuse. They can organize protesters out in front of the business. If need be they can burn the business down during a riot that they manufacture.

That’s why Ferguson happened.

That’s why Minneapolis happened.

Sure, I understand the precipitating event.

I understand that a police officer shot Michael Brown. I understand a police officer leaned on George Floyd’s neck.

But I also understand that the response was disproportionate, and I also understand that evil people take advantage of these events to take out threats to their criminal enterprise.

The gangs, who the elites control. took advantage of Michael Brown’s death to create chaos and destruction which only benefits them, the gangs.

The thugs and warlords, who the elites control, took advantage of George Floyd’s death to create continuing chaos and destruction which cements their power grip upon the inner city.

What did the thugs ask for after George Floyd’s death?

To defund the police.

Yes, and who does that benefit?

Some may call this cynicism. I call it truth.

It’s the way it is, baby.


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Kensington Avenue

Have you seen the videos on YouTube of Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia?

I was truly shocked.

It’s something out of a science-fiction movie.

No matter how bad you thought the homeless situation was in the United States, Kensington Avenue is far worse.

Of course, I always knew that it was a challenged area.

Even when I was in my late teens and took the train down to Center City Philadelphia, I could see the poverty.

But Kensington Avenue is on a whole new level today.

I think I get it now. I think I understand the plan that our elites have for us.

In the days when I was a boy people who were mentally challenged were given an opportunity to live a safe and structured life within a mental institution.

That option exists to a far lesser degree.

Our elites have decided instead to construct open air mental hospitals that stretch for miles.

They just didn’t tell us they were going to do that.

I suppose the elites can’t figure out any way to make money off the incarceration of the mentally challenged.

Yes, it must be that because their rip-off insurance companies don’t want to pay for outpatient psychological services either.

So they have allowed the mentally challenged to live a homeless life on the streets of Philadelphia and nearly every other city of United States.

Now, you would think our elites would jump at the chance to make money off the mentally ill just as they’ve managed to make money by warehousing criminals.

But they have decided instead that they serve little purpose.

So they have created a self-cleaning mechanism for eliminating them from society.

Out on the streets, the mentally ill are sure to die a quicker death.

Somehow this must suit the economic interests of the elites as almost nothing comes to pass in our society today unless a corporation can make some money off it.

If there are no profits to be made, well, that’s tough luck, Charlie.

So why is it that our elites don’t invest in mental hospitals? Don’t corporations stand to make a bundle by warehousing them?

Well, they could make a few bucks, but there’s probably more bucks involved in destroying an entire community.

Having the mentally ill and homeless out on the streets increases the need for more police and more public services.

Plus, having the homeless purchase drugs is good money.

A little prostitution wouldn’t hurt either.

It contributes to the apocalyptic effect that keeps people on edge, in fear and more likely to ask the government to fix it.

A healthy community means less crime. Less crime means less prisoners for the corporate prison racket. Less crime means less money for the welfare plantation racket.

Thus the open air mental hospitals that exist on Kensington Avenue and in nearly every other city in United States.

Not giving proper care to the mentally ill is good for Corporate America.

That’s what counts in America.

The Supply Chain Crisis

What can we say about the supply chain crisis?

Shall we call our leaders stupid?

It’s tempting to do so.

They are stupid, of course, but on the other hand they’re not stupid.

Biologically speaking, they’re not stupid.

Where they are stupid is in their greed.

They aren’t smart enough to not be greedy.

Because they aren’t smart enough to not be greedy, we have to live with the ridiculous world that they have created for us.

You see, they didn’t want each country manufacturing 80% of its own goods within reason.

If we did that, then more people in each country would be making more money.

That was taboo to the powers that be. When you ship jobs out to a third world country, the costs are of course cheaper. Additionally, you can pollute the hell out of the third world country and get away with it.

It’s a winner all the way for our elites.

Profits go up, and CNBC jerk-offs have an erection.

It’s a loser for us plebes, of course, but who cares?

The commoners who understand what is going on aren’t listened to because they can’t get anywhere near national television. That’s because Harvard-Yale imbeciles hog up the airwaves with their glib slicktalkery.

Plus regular people with common sense are often ridiculed as cranks and sour grapes losers by the elites.

On the other hand, the elites who control the media portray themselves as living gods and geniuses because they attended Harvard and other Ivy League schools. The mass of humanity believes this lie.

Consequently we have the ridiculous supply system that we have today where all our goods are made in Southeast Asia.

This might not be a problem if Southeast Asia was 50 miles down the road.

But it isn’t. It’s 12,000 miles away.

Compounding this issue is the fact that the same knuckleheads who gave us our supply chain also gave us the COVID-19 crisis in which they shut down the entire economy of the western world.

During that crisis of their own creation, in order to get people to stay at home, they paid people excessive amounts of money to stay at home.

Now those people don’t want to work.

Duh. I wonder why.

Part of the reason why is because people got accustomed to sitting at home doing nothing.

The other part is because going back to work represents a wage decrease.

Let’s do the math.

Getting $2000 a month for 173 hours of work equals a wage of $11.56 an hour. Getting $2000 a month for sitting on your ass is an infinite hourly salary.

Thus going back to work at Amazon for peanuts represents a pay decrease.

You don’t have to go to Harvard to figure that out.

And that’s a good thing, because if you went to Harvard, they’d teach you to not figure that out.

That’s because they serve up the stupid juice at Harvard.

You don’t learn anything there.

You don’t learn how to spread risk. You don’t learn how to treat people fairly. You don’t understand that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

You don’t understand that people need meaningful, well-paying work. You don’t understand that the chief must often be the poorest man in the tribe.

Why would you learn that at Harvard?

The morons who started Harvard are the same morons who wiped out the Pequot Indians. They thought they were savages.

Sure they were. That’s why so many colonists ran away to join them.

Under the Indians the colonists got a better deal. They didn’t have to live under the British caste system which relegated them to indentured servitude.

That’s what Harvard believes in.

At Harvard they teach you to be a master of the universe. They teach you that you are entitled to make billions of dollars while the peons gravel in the dirt.

They also teach you how to be a slick talker so that you can lie about the supply chain crisis.

That’s what Harvard is: lying, stupid, lousy leaders who have earned the right to be tossed into the waste bin of history.

But that isn’t gonna happen anytime soon because Harvard and its minions have so thoroughly beaten down the American public.

So what can we do?

Get rid of the current supply chain system. Bring manufacturing back to the United States. Quit paying people money for sitting at home. Confiscate the money of the billionaires. Sink their yachts. Scuttle their jets. Dismember their mansions brick for brick. Take down Harvard University. Shut their doors. Send their students home. Ban their professors and graduates from participating in the government and higher levels of corporations for the remainder of their lives. Instead, they can run popcorn stands dependent upon the supply chain they created.

That would be fitting justice.


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Tom Wolf

I grew up in the state of Pennsylvania, so I have somewhat of an interest as to what goes on there.

I am especially interested because my mother still lives there, and I do visit her.

I don’t keep up with the politics as much as I should, but when a story appears, like it did the other night on Tucker Carlson, I take note.

Tucker Carlson spoke about Governor Tom Wolf and his position regarding sexual consent amongst young people.

The purpose of this article is not to challenge Tom Wolf, because I haven’t thought as much about this issue as I would like.

Who is Tom Wolf?

I will tell you who Tom Wolf is.

He is the same as Mark Milley, Michael Gilday, Mike Pompeo, Tom Cotton, and the rest of the jerk-offs who appear on the national stage.

He’s another Ivy League motherfucker who does what Harvard University and the Ivy League tell him to do.

He has no authority whatsoever to speak down to us or to socially reengineer our society.

None whatsoever.

When people elect the governor of a state, they are electing someone to execute the machinery of the government, that’s it.

They are not electing mom and dad.

They are not electing a deity.

They are electing someone to run the machinery.

Unfortunately, Tom Wolf and the clowns who control him think otherwise.

They do what Harvard tells them to do because they know damn well that if they don’t, all their perks will be taken away from them.

I have written about this extensively before.

If you want to get a good idea of how it works, look on YouTube and watch a 1970s movie entitled The Brotherhood of the Bell.

I’m not going to discuss the plot of the movie. It’s a fictional movie that best explains how the system works.

It is reality.

Tom Wolfe is a dream governor for the Ivy League elite.

The uppity-ups at Harvard who run this criminal cartel that rules our nation and the world must have gotten the mother of all erections when this guy was elected.

He did everything the corporations wanted him to do when it came to COVID-19. He happily implemented mandates, lockdowns and masks to the moon and beyond.

At the time, my mother lived in a retirement home in Pennsylvania. The obersturmfuhrers who run the place eagerly complied with Tom Wolf’s edicts.

Hence the security of her retirement home rivaled any concentration camp in Nazi Germany.

Harry Houdini couldn’t have broken into her complex in a million years.

She suffered as a result. I could see the decline in her performance. To lock up a 95 year old woman to that degree is criminal.

That’s why I call Tom Wolf an Ivy League motherfucker – because that’s what he is.

Not to be outdone by himself, he bought wholesale into Harvard’s idea that Americans are white supremacists.

He got himself into trouble with the police union when he implied that African-Americans were the target of the police.

That’s Harvard’s narrative: It’s not Harvard that’s the racist, it’s you the average American. It’s the police.

On the contrary, it is Harvard University and the Ivy League that fuel and control Corporate America that are the real racists in our country.

It’s the corrupt Ivy League that foists all these bad ideas on the American republic.

Whether it’s outsourcing of jobs, the corporate prison racket, the welfare plantation scam, the resource based relative value scale in healthcare, endless wars, the oxycontin scandal and more, the Ivy League is the supreme author.

Tom Wolf is a big part of that.

After all he’s an elitist. That elitism was ingrained into him when he attended Dartmouth and MIT.

He truly believes he is better than the rest of us and that he knows best.

Moreover, he is where he is because Harvard wants him there. He’s not there by his own merit.

And neither are the rest of the Ivy League jerk offs like Tom Cotton, Mark Milley, Michael Gilday, Mike Pompeo, and Mitt Romney. The list is endless.

It’s a giant dog and pony show controlled by Harvard to reengineer society the way they see fit.

I don’t care what sweet talk comes out of their mouths. I don’t care what they say. At the end of the day they will fall in line with what the Harvard cabal desires.

They will do it because our new King Louis will kick their ass if they don’t.

They present the image of diversity of thought. They give forth the illusion that they are not all working for the same team. After all Tom Wolf is a Democrat whereas Tom Cotton is a Republican.

Do not be fooled. At the end of the day they will be drinking a beer together laughing at the rest of us.

They will own condos next to each other in Martha’s Vineyard, Fisher Island or St. Barts.

They will go on vacations together.

It’s a big joke.

That’s who Tom Wolf is.


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Egg on the Face

Just a day ago we were told that the case was cold regarding Brian and Gabby.

Now, apparently, Brian’s remains have been found along with a notebook and a backpack.

What can we now expect in this very odd case?

We know that Brian did not take his wallet or his cell phone to the Mabry Carlton preserve.

Some have speculated that he did not take these items because he would have no need of them if he was trying to escape. Credit cards and cell phones can be tracked.

Others have stated that he did not take these items because he was planning to kill himself.

If he was planning to kill himself, then why did he need a knapsack?

One can understand why he might need a notebook if he was planning to kill himself. The notebook could be used to write a manifesto. Or it could represent an important part of his life: his art. Perhaps the knapsack existed just to carry the notebook.

However, if he was planning to kill himself why wouldn’t he write out his manifesto and leave it in his house?

My guess is that he was not planning on killing himself.

I still believe that he was delusional and not in full command of his rational mind. Much evidence points to that as has already been expressed in prior columns.

I believe that he believed that Gabby was still alive.

If he had a rational mind and was trying to escape why wouldn’t he just go to the Appalachian Trail? He could’ve taken a bus. He could’ve gotten there easily in the time it would have taken for the Feds to put out a warrant for his arrest.

But he didn’t.

He went to the swamps where the chance of survival is much less.

One could argue that he knew he was going to die and so chose a place that he felt comfortable with. That’s a valid point. And it would point to rational thinking.

If he was rational though, and consumed with grief and guilt, how was he able to hide this from his sister Cassie and her husband on 6 September? Was Brian merely an extremely intelligent introvert who had learned how to expertly conceal his emotions over the years?

It’s possible. Children of alcoholics or volatile parents are especially adept at concealing their emotions. We know so little about Brian’s family and his own psychological make up.

Analysis of the remains, the notebook and other personal items will be helpful in helping sort out whether Brian was delusional or rational.

That his remains and personal effects were discovered by his parents when prior search efforts revealed little is yet another oddity in this case, and it may come to pass that even more twists and turns will occur in this case before anyone can make a definitive judgment.

One thing is for sure. Everyone commenting on this case ended up with a little egg on their face no matter what their position was. But that is the nature of doing detective work.

The detectives are always one step behind the criminals. There is no shame in that. And being a theorist should never deter one from thinking or developing new theories no matter how wild.

Assuming that these remains are Brian’s, and they were legitimately found there, clearly he wasn’t in a motel room. Clearly he wasn’t in a friend’s apartment watching Ashley Banfield and Brian Enten while gloating about his successful escape. Clearly he wasn’t receiving ongoing support. Clearly he wasn’t using a burner phone with his mother. Clearly he wasn’t on the Appalachian Trail as I and many others had thought. Clearly Mr. Bertolino was not in contact with him. Clearly his parents were not in contact with him. Clearly there was no other friend helping him. Clearly he wasn’t overseas. Clearly he wasn’t in Mexico. Clearly he wasn’t canoeing around Fort De Soto.

As I have stated before, we always think we know all the answers, until we don’t.

Then we wait five minutes, pretend that our mistakes never happened and begin all over again.


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The Fun in Life

I was a little frustrated today.

I wanted to write something about Gabby and Brian, but there was nothing substantive I could think of.

And so I turned to watching a video of the 1952 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

It’s on YouTube, and I’m not sure if I found the video or the video found me.

Since I was born in 1954, I wanted to take a peek back at the world in which I was born.

What a different world it was.

Of course, my impression was colored, no pun intended, by the video being in black-and-white.

But that’s the way the world was. There was no color television in common use until the early 1960s.

How you see this World Series on YouTube was precisely the way we watched it on television back in the day – grainy black and white and not very sharp at all.

It was an imperfect world by today’s standards.

I can see where young people would sneer at that world.

The baseball diamond in 1952 during that World Series was downright crummy.

The grass was unkempt and the baseball paths were ugly.

The players wore baggy ill-fitting uniforms.

In spite of their rough appearance they played the game with a measure of civility.

I didn’t see any fist pumping or taunting.

The same could be said for the audience who behaved with remarkable civility. There were no fans waving towels around. No one charged out onto the field. I saw no vulgar signs or T-shirts.

What a joy. The fans sat in their seats.

When a foul ball dribbled down the first base line close to the stands, a fan reached down, couldn’t reach the ball, but let it go.

As I watched the video I reflected back to my early years of watching baseball in the 1960s.

I couldn’t remember any baseball brawls.

I’m sure they occurred, but I couldn’t remember any.

It seems logical to me now that what our ancestors, the World War I and II generations, lacked in precision they made up for with civility.

They seemed less judgmental.

The players and fans tended to respect the umpire and his decision. Of course, without the benefit of instant replay, the umpire’s word was gold.

This stands in stark contrast to the world which we now inhabit.

Our baseball diamonds are now immaculately groomed. In many stadiums we don’t even permit grass to exist. After all, grass is imperfect and prone to divots.

The baseball players look much better also.

No longer do we have those baggy uniforms that accentuate the ass. Players look great even if they do have a big ass.

Appearances are much more important these days. Nobody in our era would be caught dead with a big ass, unless of course you’re Bartolo Colón and don’t care anymore.

Unfortunately what we have gained in precision we have lost in civility.

We now live in an age that has zero respect for authority. Nobody respects umpires anymore. The players certainly don’t.

Nowadays, players are regularly tossed out of games. There are also frequent brawls.

It’s as if the precision that we demand in our baseball stadiums and uniforms have carried over to the human beings who inhabit those uniforms.

Of course, the world has changed.

The technology has changed.

After World War II, computers became a force to be reckoned with.

Computers enabled reliable and speedy precision.

This force accelerated as we moved forward into the 60s and 70s. The personal computer put precision and the expectation of precision on steroids.

What we see in the 1952 World Series is the America that existed in the pre-digital age.

The computer permitted us to up our game visually. It made us look better.

Crisp graphics came into our homes with the advent of the personal computer.

We were able to wipe out mistakes immediately with our word processors.

Video analysis on that same computer permitted us to perform better at our jobs.

If we were baseball players, we could analyze our swings and pitches immediately and make corrections.

But there was a downside.

We are humans, not keystrokes on a screen.

We are imperfect creatures.

Imperfect living creatures are not mats of Astro-turf that can be conveniently replaced when a divot appears.

Imperfect human beings require greater care.

Imperfect human beings require tolerance and patience.

Imperfect human beings are emotional and made of carbon; computers display no emotion and are made of silicon.

Carbon is soft; silicon is hard.

Carbon-based forms are susceptible to breakdowns and downtimes. Computers made of silicon chug along with perfection.

The computer and its precision have engendered an expectation amongst the fans that baseball’s players and umpires, imperfect human beings, behave with precision and perfection.

This is not possible.

The frustration of not having their expectations met has led to a boiling rage within fandom.

The fans demand perfection. The fans demand winners and superstars. They will not tolerate anything less.

Their rage boils out into the ether.

A greater incivility then exists within the viewing public. They will now do anything and say anything at a sporting event when the team or player fails to meet their expectations.

They will start fights. They will run out onto the field. They will even kill.

They are frustrated.

The baseball players are not immune from this frustration as they are products of society also.

They too demand perfection of themselves and other players, as do the owners.

You can see where this is leading.

We now live in a society driven by computers that is totally intolerant of humanity.

Sports announcers now call for umpires to be eliminated completely.

Why stop there?

If we can replace umpires, why shouldn’t we replace imperfect players?

I’ll tell you why.

It is the imperfection in humanity which makes it great. It is the mistakes and flaws which make our lives interesting.

It is those bad calls by the umpire that is the stuff of legend.

You can’t have hills without valleys.

A life of perfection is no life at all.

It’s an endless series of home runs and base hits.

It’s boring.

We are machining the imperfection out of society.

We are removing the salt and seasoning from our lives.

What makes the 1952 World Series interesting is its imperfection. The crummy baseball diamond and the baggy big ass uniforms make the game more fun.

And that is what the game is all about.

That is what is missing in our world today.


Baseball isn’t played for fun anymore; it’s played for profits, marketshare, fame, legacy, and bullshit.

It has affected us all for the worse.

Gabby and Brian were part of that society.

They too lived in our world and were not immune to the forces within it.

They felt the pressure of fame as we all do. Gabby wanted to be a YouTube star and Brian was willing to help her.

They weren’t traveling to have fun; they were traveling for all the wrong things in life.

And it was showing. Gabby said as much. She said that behind all the smiling, happy moments of anyone’s video, a shit show was going on behind the scenes.

This was clear for all to see when they got stopped by the police in Moab.

The demands of our modern age were pressing down upon them.

They both wanted more out of life.

They wanted the impossible fantasy life that is paraded before us on the airwaves. They wanted the life of the Kardashians, Beyoncé and Tom Cruise.

They did a good job together, but they were clearly unable to accept the positive aspects of their life while being tolerant of their own and each other’s imperfections.

They were starting out on their grand adventure in life, and so it is sad to see it end in tragedy.

We human beings want happy endings.

We don’t like the story of Romeo and Juliet because it ends in tragedy. But that is precisely why we have watched it all these centuries.

We want that happy ending.

It doesn’t exist, and it can’t exist.

But we want it all the same.

Perhaps in a better world, one more tolerant and forgiving, we, along with Gabby and Brian, will find it.


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Brian’s Destiny

What will be the end for Brian Laundrie?

How will we discover him?

If the case of Elisa Lam is a guide, we will find him by accident.

Elisa Lam was the young girl who died at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles.

Initially felt to be the victim of an attack, Elisa Lam, it was concluded, had psychiatric problems.

She had climbed to the top of the Cecil Hotel to hide within a water storage tank. She had been hallucinating.

Unfortunately the tank was filled with water. The lid closed over her after she climbed into the tank, and she drowned.

She was discovered much later when the water coming out of the tank began seeping brown liquid through the hotel’s plumbing.

The brown liquid was produced by her decomposing body.

The case of Elisa Lam is a good study in media exuberance in getting things wrong.

In trying to catch the perpetrator, a young death metal singer from Mexico was accused.

As it turned out, he wasn’t even staying in the hotel when Elisa Lam went missing.

This meant little to Internet sleuths who destroyed his career and psyche.

We all think that we are smart.

We all think we are the smartest guy in the room. If we didn’t we wouldn’t write things down on paper. Or make videos.

Humility is a farce. It’s a cover we give ourselves to mask our internal arrogance and high opinion of ourselves.

This would be okay if people didn’t get hurt in the process. Unfortunately it leads to exuberance, overthinking and cocksure-ness.

Thus the protesters outside Brian Laundrie’s house.

They know for sure that’s the Laundries are hiding Brian.

John Walsh, the media celebrity, is convinced that the Laundrie family is still helping Brian.

Why they would be able to get away with this when the FBI is most likely monitoring their phone conversations is never explained.

John Walsh has much influence.

Clearly he has inflamed his followers who now stand outside the Laundrie house with bullhorns to harass the family.

They carry signs that say “Dirty Laundries.” This is a moniker that John Walsh peddles everywhere.

But is it likely that the Laundrie family is still helping Brian?


Is it likely that they helped Brian?


Is it likely that Brian would have followed any advice they would have given?

Assuming that Brian is delusional, probably not.

Then why did he move away from his parents house? What is going on in his mind?

He’s moving away from his parents house and evading the police not because he believes that he did anything wrong, but because he believes that the police will hinder him from reconnecting with Gabby.

In his mind Gabby is not dead.

His mind would not be able to handle her death. That’s why he didn’t bury her. You don’t bury people who are alive.

I don’t think there’s any way a delusional Brian would have admitted to killing Gabby to his mother or father.

You would have to postulate that Brian was sane in the manner of Scott Peterson or Chris Watts who did completely conceal their murdered spouses.

But if he was sane, he wouldn’t have left her body out in the open. He wouldn’t have driven the van back to his parents house. He wouldn’t have carried on as if nothing had happened.

It also seems logical to me that if the FBI, after interviewing the Laundrie parents, had felt that the parents knew that Brian had admitted to them that he had killed Gabby, they would have communicated that, off the record, to former FBI agents who would have communicated that to the media.

If the Laundrie parents had helped Brian escape with money or telephonic communication, surely the FBI would know that by now. If they knew that, they would have approached the parents with the evidence and compelled them to change their approach in staying silent.

So why are the Laundries silent if there is nothing damaging for them to admit? This is a fair question. Their silence could easily be a result of fear, shock, and the advice of a defense lawyer. Plus, they aren’t willing to throw away the 23 year investment they have in their son. It could be that they just want to be sure.

Additionally, there is most likely a great deal of denial going on. Like Gabby’s parents, the Laundries have found their world upended. They can’t believe what is happening to them. The world now seems surreal.

No one wants to admit it, but the Laundries are grieving for their son just as Gabby’s family is grieving for her.

In time, though, Brian will be found, and I suspect in an accidental way.

When he is found, it will be in such a manner as to clearly demonstrate that he was mentally ill.

His death will become as big a mystery as was Gabby’s death.

People will be stunned; they will ask why Brian went there or was found there.

It won’t make any sense to the rational mind.

But to the irrational, delusional mind it makes total sense.

Brian is delusional, or, in the vernacular, insane.

Nicole and Joe Schmidt are assuming that Brian is sane because he used Gabby’s credit card, because he drove back to Florida and so forth. This is a common misconception of people suffering a psychosis. People who suffer a psychosis can get through daily events just fine. They still know how to purchase things at the store, fill up the car with gas, eat at a restaurant and so on. Where psychotic patients are different is in what they believe. People in delusional states have fixed false beliefs. They may even hear voices and see things. They may believe that voices on television are messages directed at them. Where Brian is different is that he still believes that Gabby is alive.

Like Elisa Lam, he will seek out a comfort zone. And that is where he will die, or be found.


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Brian’s Mind

The most mysterious question about the Petito and Laundrie affair is the question apparently not posed by any of the Laundrie family on September 6 at Fort De Soto: Where is Gabby?

It was the most obvious question to ask.

There were four adults with Brian on that day, and nobody asked where Gabby was?

Gabby never came up?

Nobody talked about Gabby once?

This is difficult to believe.

If my friend Pat shows up without his wife, Mary, at my house, I’m going to ask: Where’s Mary?

Likewise, if Mary shows up as a function, and I don’t see Pat, I am going to ask: Where’s Pat?

Married couples are a team. Engaged couples are a team.

It’s the most natural question to ask.

Not only that, Brian has just returned from the trip of his lifetime, and nobody is going to ask questions about the trip?



Try again.

How is it possible to not ask about Gabby?

Assuming that they didn’t, is it possible that Cassie, her husband, and the Laundrie parents already knew so much about the trip through constant posting, that they didn’t feel the need to talk about the trip?

Or was Cassie warned not to talk to Brian about Gabby by Cassie’s mother who told her that Brian and Gabby had broken up and that this was a sensitive topic that Brian didn’t want to talk about?

This option seems possible but less likely as Cassie comes off as a normal, candid, innocent individual during that brief interview that she conducted outside her house.

I feel confident that if her mother had told her not to bring up Gabby on 6 September Cassie would have revealed this to us.

Unfortunately, this brings us back to square one.

Perhaps Cassie does not recall asking Brian about Gabby.


Or perhaps Cassie did ask Brian about Gabby, and Brian waved her off while walking away.

This option seems possible although, again, Cassie seems forthcoming enough that she would admit this during the interview.

If this is the case then how did the subject of Gabby not come up?

Perhaps Brian spent very little time with Cassie and her husband on that day. Brian is a loner, and so it is possible that he spent the majority of Cassie‘s visit walking around in the woods.

Or perhaps he spent most of the time playing with Cassie‘s children.

This is possible. Loners like Brian feel most comfortable when they are alone. Whereas socializers and extroverts become relaxed around people, introverts and loners become more agitated.

It is possible that Brian had attention deficit disorder. This might explain his penchant for being alone, and his impulsiveness. It also might explain why he gravitated toward the arts.

Individuals with attention deficit disorder who go untreated are generally ostracized from society. They are ostracized because they are flighty and impulsive. Since they can’t do well in school, options are limited for them. If they have not turned to crime, they generally turn to manual labor, acting, singing, or the arts. One doesn’t need to read a book or pass a test to become proficient in these fields.

With ostracism comes low self-esteem and anger. It’s not so much that people with attention deficit disorder do not like people, it’s that normal people do not like them. Social isolation, anger and impulsivity are the ingredients for a life of crime. Almost 2/3 of the men in prison have attention deficit disorder.

Did Brian have attention deficit disorder? It’s possible that he had that and more. Attention deficit disorder rarely occurs by itself. There are often comorbid disorders such as bipolar depression, mania, anxiety and so forth.

We know from one of Brian’s friends in high school that Brian had few friends in junior high school and perhaps two friends in high school. One of those was Gabby Petito.

Perhaps she had found a kindred spirit. It’s even possible that Gabby had attention deficit disorder as well.

What’s striking about Brian’s social history is how few people have come out of the woodwork to say that they were his close friend. Given the wide exposure of this case, it’s extremely unlikely that any of his close friends would remain reticent.

I think it’s safe to assume that Brian had few friends. Again, this might be a clue that Brian did have attention deficit disorder.

People with attention deficit disorder learn by osmosis to stay away from other people. Since they have been hurt by other people so many times, they internally rationalize that it’s better to be safe than it is to be exposed and hurt. They often don’t understand what it is about themselves that leads people to bully or hurt them; they just know that there’s something different about themselves.

Given all that, it is highly likely that Brian stayed away from Cassie and her husband during the visit on 6 September at Fort DeSoto.

The ADHD mind doesn’t work like the normal mind. Whereas the brain of a noted extrovert, Bill Clinton, will become more relaxed when more people walk into the room, the mind of an individual who has attention deficit disorder will become more disorganized as more people walk into the room.

I can tell you from personal experience with my own ADHD, that my mind is fine when I am conversing with people one-on-one, or even one-on-two, or one-on-three, but when a larger group of people begin to come into the room, my mind becomes more disorganized. I have to find refuge. I have to either walk out of the room, or retreat into my own thoughts.

I need one-on one interaction. If I can’t have that, my mind will become a total FUBAR.

Cassie can tell us best what Brian was like as a child.

Did he like nature and natural settings? Apparently so. Was he good at relating to children? Cassie thought so.

This isn’t surprising to me. Natural settings are quiet and don’t talk back. Children are trusting and non-judgmental. It takes learning to become an adult who inflicts pain.

Brian would have learned this all by himself just by living.

It wouldn’t surprise me at all to learn that he spent the entire six hours that day on 6 September playing with Cassie’s children in the woods.

The woods are safe.

Children are safe.

Children are trusting.

There in the woods, with Cassie’s children, who are friendly and innocent, Brian can retreat into his own world and be safe.

There in the refuge in his fortress of solitude no one is going to ask questions.

No one’s going to ask where Gabby is.

No one needs to know, he reasons.

What he believes is enough.


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The Public Right to Harrass

America reached a new low last night when protesters banged on the Laundrie door in the dark of the night and demanded that the Laundries exit the house to answer questions.

Here is an excerpt.

“Come on, you guys like to strangle people. It’s time to wake up and face the consequences.”

This is a disgrace.

No one, regardless of their circumstances, should have to be woken up by someone banging on the door in the middle of the night.

It conjures of images of Nazi police banging on the doors of Jews so as to hustle them away to concentration camps.

Imagine the terror of being inside your house at 2 AM when you hear a loud bang upon the door.

It’s not a pleasant feeling.

This is not the America I grew up in.

The America I grew up in was a community of trust and civility.

In 1963, I was taught by my third-grade teacher, Mrs. Miller, that what separated us from Nazi Germany was that Americans didn’t turn their neighbors in.

Nor, I might add, did we roust people out of their houses in the middle of the night in order to answer questions.


This is the gift of the New World Order.

This is the gift of George Herbert Walker Bush, the smiling and congenial face of the American gestapo.

This is the gift of Allen Dulles and his buddy Prescott Bush, admirers of the Third Reich, benefactors of the CIA.

This is the gift of Harvard University, the enablers of poverty and ignorance.

This is the gift of our Ivy League elites, the creators of the American Aventine.

This is the dysphoric, dystopian world in which we live.

How do you like it, soldier?

Get used to it.

Get used to your constitutional rights being violated by the Committee of Public Safety.

Mob rule counts.

The public has the right to know.

Actually … it doesn’t.

The public’s right to know comes to a bloody beating when it runs up against the individual’s right to not let you know.

The individual possesses the right to not incriminate him or herself.

The Laundries have every right to not speak to the police or anyone else.

This is what is most sacred in the United States.

And it this right and the paper it is printed upon, the Constitution, that bothers the elites the most.

It is this thin piece of paper that separates you from the Nazi state.

It is this thin piece of paper that separates you from Stalin’s Russia.

Since the day it was created, since the day the ideas were articulated and inscribed upon parchment, the elites have worked furiously to destroy it.

Your Bill of Rights is the most precious gift that America can give you.

The Bill of Rights is the sine qua non of the American republic.

We can lose all our property and still be wealthy if we have the Bill of Rights. Without the Bill of Rights we will have neither rights nor property.

Don’t be fooled for a moment that Alexander Hamilton did not comprehend the threat that the Bill of Rights posed to the federal dictatorship he envisioned.

Hamilton was an elitist.

It was Hamilton who opposed the Bill of Rights. Ostensibly he felt the Bill of Rights superfluous. At least that’s the excuse his defenders will feebly proffer.

Don’t buy into it.

Hamilton was a crafty sort who knew full well it would take his kind centuries to countermand words that specifically prohibit the government from infringing upon individual liberties.

We call our most precious document the Bill of Rights, but a more appropriate term might be the Bill of Prohibitions.

Careful reading of the Bill will lead one to easily see that many amendments contain clauses that specifically prohibit the government from engaging in undesirable activities.

The Anti-Federalists who fought for what we now call the Bill of Rights evidently felt that implicit rights could be retracted more easily than explicit grants and prohibitions.

And they were right.

This country is nothing without that Bill of Rights.

And that attack on the Laundrie house in the middle of the night is a violation of their constitutional rights.

You are entitled to a peaceful, prosperous life. In order to pursue that prosperity, you are free from unreasonable search and seizure. And you are innocent until proven guilty.

You also enjoy the right to not speak.

In that regard, there is no public right to know.

Rousting someone out of their house in the middle of the night in order to ask questions is not your constitutional right.

There is no moral or legal standing for it.

That we have people harassing the Laundries is an indictment of the harassers, the media and the leaders who created them.


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Where is Brian Laundrie?

So where is Brian Laundrie?

The screaming mobs of Barabbas led by the popular John Walsh have given us “solid tips” that lead just about everywhere except possibly the truth.

John Walsh labels the Laundries as the “dirty laundries.” He repeats this moniker as much as he possibly can.

He incites hatred against them. It’s gotten to the point where people now place empty laundry baskets on the Laundrie yard.

Mr. Walsh accuses the Laundries of currently aiding and abetting their son, although it’s difficult to understand how they could possibly do so given current FBI scrutiny.

Not to be out done by himself, Mr. Walsh goes one step further by accusing the Laundrie attorney, Mr. Bertolino, of aiding Brian Laundrie. Really? Are attorneys legally allowed to do this? I doubt it.

Today, John Walsh believes that Brian Laundrie is in Mexico. He states that his father Chris Laundrie probably drove him there. What’s left out of this belief is why John Walsh would believe this.

What does Chris Laundrie know about the Mexican border? Has he ever been down here to the border? How would he know where to cross? And where is the evidence that Chris Laundrie drove his car to the Rio Grande Valley which would be the closest border crossing to where he lives in Florida? Does Brian speak Spanish?

In a medium obsessed with immediacy, these questions are never addressed, and they never need to be. Mr. Walsh has undoubtedly learned over the years that Americans don’t ask a lot of questions.

This has engendered a mental laziness in people who regularly appear on the media. They have learned that you don’t have to back up your suppositions with any facts or solid logical reasoning; on the other hand, you get better ratings when you don’t ask questions, when you leap around from one baseless supposition to the next.

But, these are “solid tips” we are reminded.

Why they are “solid tips,” other than someone’s random thought, we are never told.

The other “solid tip” according to John Walsh is that Brian took a ferry to the Bahamas.

Again, we are not given any solid logical reasoning as to why this may have happened.

Now, if you had told me that Chris Laundrie grew up in the Bahamas, that he had family in the Bahamas, or a condo in the Bahamas, or that the Laundries have fished down in the Bahamas, it might be a solid tip.

But a solid tip is not made solid by someone calling it solid.

I’m not asking for hard evidence like a photograph or a receipt. Sound logical reasoning is enough to make it more solid, to be worth pursuing.

Meanwhile, as the baseless blather dominates the airwaves, more responsible thinking gets ignored.

Such as?

There is much evidence out there to suggest that Brian Laundrie is truly delusional. We can cite his behavior, Gabby’s friend’s testimony that Brian was hearing voices, and the most credible sighting of Dennis Davis who stated that Brian was not all there. We also have the statement of Miranda Baker who felt that Brian was, again, not all there.

Piecing this together with Brian’s experience on the Appalachian Trail, it makes a lot more sense that Brian is on the Appalachian Trail, in a confused delusional state.

If Brian is still alive, which is doubtful although possible, it is probably because he has discovered safe sanctuary there in the Appalachians, a small fortress of solitude that he chanced upon during prior visits.

Like Elisa Lam, who found sanctuary in the water tower atop the Hotel Cecil, Brian is more likely than not hiding in a refuge that he finds will give him the greatest comfort.

In a sense, he has found his Pitcairn island, a sanctuary not found on the maps of the world.

If he cannot find his way back to California safely to meet Gabby who he still believes is alive, he will remain there until he dies.

Someday, like Elisa Lam, he will be discovered by accident.

At that point we will come to understand that Brian was not of sane mind.

Of course, this will be disclosed quietly to the public. In the years to come the media will be obsessed with a new case. There will be new screaming mobs, new baseless suppositions, and new public spectacles.

Television demands it.


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