Where The Bodies Are Buried
It’s not possible to be subversive in the United States any longer. Subversion is yet another sector of the economy that has been taken over by the government. In fact, subversion is Job One of the government. What used to be a small, highly profitable sector of the economy controlled by foreigners, has been legalized, commoditized, democratized and funded by the U.S. Congress. Programs have been established for foreigners to be massively imported and aided and abetted in all ways possible to destabilize and destroy the lives and livelihoods of the American people.
Following Ken Lay’s professional career is the path to understanding the means by which our critical infrastructure has been subverted and will be used ultimately to control us through what a friend of mine calls the “Man in the Middle” strategy. The Man in the Middle is the strategy they used to privatize our critical infrastructure - setting us up for conquer and control by foreign interests.
This story begins with pipelines for natural gas. I found a history of regulation of the natural gas and pipeline business. It's well written and brief and is necessary background for what follows:
The History of Regulation [Note: there is one link that doesn't work anymore but I recovered it from Wayback. It's the Public Utilities Holding Company Act (PUHCA) as of 1998. The summary description of it in the History provides enough information for now but I wanted to have the full document]
Ken Lay's Biography - abbreviated
As an aside, it's doubtful that Segnar's "astonishing blunder" was actually not a blunder. In doing this research, what has become obvious if one looks at patterns is that there is a clear pattern of Terminator CEO's who take the helm of healthy corporations then drive them into the dirt by making astonishing stupid decisions - and then claim to be just a silly dufus who accidently destroyed the company. It's like the Junk Bond King working from the inside to take a company down. McKinsey & Company seem to specialize in producing Terminator CEOs.
In a 2005 article titled, Lay of the Land, Josh Harkinson wrote the following:
Harkinson also wrote these paragraphs:
The significance of those paragraphs will become apparent when looking at the history and legislation for deregulation of the utility companies which turns out to be for the purpose of privatization and market-based solutions for environmental problems which in implementation turns out to be War By Other Means - not just for natural gas, but also for electricity, water and telecommunications including telephone and broadband.
Bundled and Unbundled Product
The history of deregulation of the natural gas and pipeline companies, has the following sections that describe the process of using government regulation to solve a business problem while at the same time creating business opportunities to exploit both the producers and the consumers via a middle man:
It should be noted that new regulation doesn't change existing contracts. Backing up to the impacts of the 1978 regulations and the impact on the market:
Continuing with FERC Order No. 436
Ken Lay was a Technocrat. In his past, he had been the Deputy Undersecretary of Energy so he had the understanding of the regulations; he had connections in the Department of Energy, and in 1985, he was the CEO of Houston Gas Company which put him in position to exploit all of the above which is what led him to propose the Gas Bank to provide relief to the distributors and consumers who were in 'Take or Pay' contracts.
What the above actually is - is regulatory racketeering. The Man in the Middle has no skin in the game in terms of the product, but he has all the power because he is between the Producers and the Distributor-Consumers. That was the beginning of Enron and the creation of an asset-light, virtual energy company.
The following is a special report on Enron, "Enron: virtual company, virtual profits".
This link is to a powerpoint that was prepared by Frank A. Wolak, Department of Economics, Stanford University. I'm including it because it was an analysis of Enron's business model with a lot of important questions.
Why did I take such pains to describe the technocratic means by which Enron was created? I did that because Enron wasn't an ordinary business and Ken Lay was not an ordinary business man. Enron was a global economic WMD created for the purpose of privatization of public utilities as a strategy of the "market-based" Green Pirates of the Environmental Defense Fund and their "movement" which is actually War by Other Means.
One more thing - here is a brief profile of Richard Kinder who quit his job as CEO of Enron in 1996. Kinder was replaced by Jeff Skilling who came from McKinsey & Company.
above and integrate it into your thinking because there is more to the
story that will be presented in Part 2.
1998 World Bank Report:
Development of Natural Gas and Pipeline Capacity Markets in the U.S.