Sensuality vs. Puritanism:
What Can A Woman Do To Delete The Shadow
by Catherine Austin Fitts
I joined Visionary Activist Caroline Casey
on her radio talk show last night on KPFA radio. We were joined
by Dennis Bernstein of KPFA Radio. These are two great radio talents
--- I had a wonderful time.
Our focus was the Solari vision for how we
can transform our current situation in a manner that is safe and
gives energy to the good guys.
I covered my thoughts about switching our
time and purchases from fake news to real news. I also briefly
touched on the notion that all of our money and time is a vote
--- and that we can use our purchases, our bank deposits and our
investments to vote for the rule of law in the marketplace.
One of the most important "votes" related
to the signals that women give men. Caroline's Winter Solstice
speech noted the estrangement of men from women as well as all
of us from Nature. This inspired me to touch on an old theme about
the power of sex to encourage and support those who uphold the
rule of law.
Since we have many new members of the Solari
Action Network, I thought I would resend my September 1999 article
written to my fellow women about our power to stop putting good
men in a double bind and to thank them for all they do.
Catherine Austin Fitts
March 22, 2002
Sensuality vs. Puritanism:
What Can A Woman Can Do to Delete the Shadow
Essay written to the Solari Action Network
by Catherine Austin Fitts
I am thinking tonight about the things that
each one of us can do in our lives day to day that will make a
small but concrete difference in transforming us to a civilization
which enjoys real democracy and markets. Tonight I would like
to write as a woman to the women...or if you are a guy, the women
in your life if you care to pass this on. When I am still grappling
with an issue, I need to just put out what I feel. I need to swarm
on it and see where the swarm takes it. Please forgive me if I
give offense. Our feelings always lead us into areas that are
so sensitive for all of us. So help me out and here goes.
Dan Russell's new book on the Drug Wars
(Drug War: Covert Money, Power and Policy-ed.) is so wonderful
it is hard to describe. One of the reasons it gave me so much
energy was it really reconnected me emotionally with the critical
importance of criminalization of essential hungers (drugs, sex,
money) to increase profit margins and create franchise control
for those who control the enforcement mechanisms within a society.
It is a way to turn over control to the most evil; the most violent.
Every one of us has a dream. Every one of
us wants or hungers for beauty, truth, attention, admiration,
pleasure, knowledge, connection, procreation. We have intentions,
we have desires. We have myths in our head that speak to what
gives us energy. Each of us is totally unique but we all enjoy
having lots of energy. We just get it and give it in an endless
variety of ways. That is why markets, democracy and other swarm
systems are so wonderful where they have the rule of law and the
rule of performance protecting their integrity....they let us
move around in the dance. They offer us the freedom to take it
or leave it or vote or not on thousands of questions a day.
In terms of a community or society's management
of resources there are two essential models. The first is based
on the assumption that using markets and democracy that we can
optimize our meaning and our energy (whether our space, our knowledge,
our money, our health, our time, etc) best by letting every man
and woman pursue their dream, even help them get it. The other
model assumes that other parties are evil, that the system can
not work on a self organizing basis, and that I need to rig it
for my team.
Let me say it another way using the Solari
(Popsicle) Index. Again, the Solari Index is a performance measurement
for the performance of community investment. The Solari Index
is the % of people in a community who believe that a child can
leave their home, go to the nearest place to get a popsicle and
come home alone safely. So, for example, when I was five, the
Solari Index in West Philadelphia was 100%. Ten years later after
CIA and HUD had moved in, the Solari Index was 50% and falling.
There was and always is a direct correlation between the Solari
Index and the value of the homes and real estate, small business
and other assets in a community. So the homeowners got killed,
but could get rich reversing it too. In essence a few guys get
rich with CIA and HUD, but much less wealth was made on the liquidation
of a healthy neighborhood and local economy than the wealth destroyed.
That is what is powerful about reversing the process. Undoing
the harm creates much more wealth, much more broadly distributed.
All enterprise-whether government or business-can
be divided up between things that make the Solari Index go up
and things that make the Solari Index go down. I think e-bay and
my cousin Jane in Hickory Valley, Tennessee help the Solari Index
go up. I think CIA drug dealing and Washington Times and Washington
Post disinformation cause it to go down. I get my thrills out
of making money or teaching other people how to make money making
the Solari Index go up.
I also get thrills making money deleting
people who make the Solari Index go down. So the idea of the CIA
Drugs class action suit building into a tobacco suit settlement
has me pretty jazzed. The idea of winning $250 MM of legal settlements
from a variety of parties over damages to me and my companies
for the Solari Trust to invest in community development has been
totally jazzed. If the legal industry can see a way to make money
on draining the folks who make the Solari Index go down with drugs,
we can get a whole lot done. Meantime, my dream has more to do
with a guy and being safe than with money.
In my family, if you ask a Northern woman
how to get anything done, she will dial into Amazon, get the books,
and figure out how to build a nuclear reactor in the back yard
or whatever. If you ask a Southern woman, she will simply figure
out who knows a nuclear engineer and then she will figure out
how to get him to want to build one in her back yard. She thinks
in terms of incentives.
The issue of whether the Solari Index goes
up or down in America is connected to incentives. What do I need
to do to make sure I and my family are physically and financially
safe and what do I have to do to get my dream? Increasingly, more
and more people are incentivized to make the Solari Index go down.
Let me give you an example. Let's say Time Magazine does not tell
the truth. Do we buy it still? Yes. Which means that the Chairman
gets a big bonus each year and has access to low cost stock market
capital which means he can buy or sell the politicians and small
business folks like me.
OK, if he gets the money, who gets the girls?
Who wins the breeding rights? Cause that is what it is about.
It is about human energy. Attention. Love. Energy. Warmth. Admiration.
Sex. Heirs. Eternal Life through physical and mental genes.
Well, let's say two honest hardworking cops
or prosecutors or journalists who are trying to stop this stuff
are walking down Fifth Avenue squabbling. Out comes a senior management
type from Wackenhut's prison and security companies who is making
big big bucks and he gets into his turbo charge Porsche to drive
to his summer estate in the Hamptons. Who is going to get the
girls? For a date, for some good loving, for a wife?
OK, did the CIA make that decision? Nope.
They simply hooked us women with our own inattention to incentive
OK, so what would happen tomorrow if every
man in America who makes the Solari Index go down was considered
repulsive by all women? What would happen?
OK, so what does that have to do with criminalization?
Well, it really has to do with why Puritanism is more dangerous
than the CIA and why that knowledge can help us turn this thing
There are things that men and women need
which are essential for their health and happiness. Security is
one. Sex is one. I like to think that truth, beauty and joy are
all up there. Because everyone needs pleasure and happiness and
the things that go into that. If these things are perfectly natural
and accessible they usually are not expensive in terms of time
or energy to get. Everybody needs them, so the market whether
though barter or social arrangement or consumer arrangement builds
sustainable capacity to make sure we have what we need on a pretty
Someone can always make money cutting off
something we need and then controlling the franchise of providing
it to us. So by criminalizing drugs for example we can raise the
profits on a shipload of marijuana from say $1MM that needs to
be reinvested back in the basic business to $30MM which is mostly
available for new activities. As we used to say in New York "pass
a law, make a business."
Now this can not happen in America unless
everybody buys into the myth that using drugs is wrong. That is
a tough one given how much Merck and Novartis et al are making
providing Ritalin like products to drug our kids. So a lot of
branding goes into what is a good drug and what is a bad drug.
But we have to go along with the deal. Heroin and cocaine are
bad. We should not legalize.
We should police our ethics with government
intervention. Which brings me to sex, which is where I want to
go. There is no way you can control a society with money. Money
can swing the swarm this way or that, but it can not keep every
body shut up on things like Waco. You need other things. That
is where physical intimidation and harm come in. But you have
to be careful there because killing too many people blows the
branding. Which is why sex has been so very useful to keeping
this game going. Men with no access to great sex and admiration
and praise and where prostitution is illegal can be slowly brought
to hunger and deviant hunger through deprivation. Then they can
get interested in lots of stuff, including increasingly deviant
One of the most beautiful energy forces
in the world has got to be the sexual hunger of men. How can we
not love that joy and that power? Clearly, it is one of the all
time energizer bunnies of the human race. Meantime, nothing is
more depressing than seeing it bottled up, misused and turn in
negative directions. Indeed, while patriarchy may be pretty wonderful
for the top 1-20% of the men in a society, it is pretty hideous
for the rest. All the guys have to play enforcement or clean up
just to get limited access to sex and the self-esteem issues are
pretty ugly. Meantime, Puritanism is making sure that the pleasure
that we each need is coming up short. It is part and parcel of
the use of hierarchies to channel that beautiful energy force
of men into fighting their way of the chain of limited prestige
and related perks, many of them genetic and sexual.
Adam Jukes is a counselor of men who abuse
woman. He has written two of the best books I have found so far
on some of these issues. He estimates that 40% of men hit or abuse
woman and that most of them are psychologically normal. That pretty
much fits my personal experience and that of the women in my family,
my schools, my work places.
What that means is that we are socially sick.
My guess is that many animals only get like this in zoos or labs.
I wish that tomorrow every woman woke up
in America with the sudden idea in her head that she was going
to snub any man who did anything that made the Solari Index go
down and focus her energy on men who make the Solari Index go
up. Indeed, institute a double standard. Puritanism for the guys
who make it go down. Abundance of admiration and attention for
those who make it go up. Forget class. Forget all those other
dividing lines. Let's talk pure performance. Guys who make the
Solari Index go down are causing us to be not safe.
If women focus our energy on the men who
make the Solari Index go up, stop pressuring men to make sure
they provide financial security irregardless of what that means
in terms of supporting a rotten system or turning a blind eye,
redefine prestige in terms of a man's positive contribution to
a healthy family and environment and take responsibility to provide
an alternative brand of what it means to be a man, things can
change a lot. Being a man has nothing to do with money and prestige
on the titanic. Noah's wife and kids were the ones that did not
I always think of the hero in the movie the
Alamo. He made me feel safe; he could plant and get things to
grow. And you know he was fabulous when the lights went out. All
men who like women and get treated right by them end up that way.
I doubt he had a dime to his name. Money is not worth much during
Deviancy is deviancy. I don't want to breed
with deviancy for any amount of money or fame. Ethel Velez once
got mad at me and said with an edge "well, honey, you are white,
and you do not run the risk of being lynched" Before I could think
twice, I said "well, Ethel, at least you can relax when you get
home. You don't have to sleep with the lyncher or have his children."
Ethel backed off.
There are not that many deviant guys. But
there are a lot of guys who are controlled by them because its
the way they think they can provide for us or have access to us.
We control the access gate. Not the shadow government. All we
have to do is believe in abundance and ditch puritanism.
So here is my way to stop CIA drug trafficking
today step #214 for woman. Praise and pet every man you know who
makes the Solari Index go up for the next week in the ways you
might do it that gives you energy and is comfortable and appropriate
for your relationship. For example, leave candy for the postman,
giggle and wink at the guy who takes your bags at the airport,
thank all the other good guys on this list for their incredible
courage over so many years, tell your dad you love him if he is
making the Solari Index go up, otherwise read him the riot act,
cancel all your subscriptions to national media, turn off TV that
lies or omits, and tell your mate how much you appreciate him....and
delete from your life anyone who is on Richard Grasso or Clinton
or Bush's staff or who works at Bank of New York or Harvard Management
(who wants to give energy to guys who help money launderers)...and
Delete the men who like making the Solari
Index go down, help those who would like not to do so to a better
place. See what happens and if something along these lines works
for you, teach two woman how to do this in the following week
and two more each week thereafter. Tell them to do the same.
Believe it or not, if we all invented this
together, we could turn around 281 million folks in a year or
two. There is a lot of happiness to be gotten from seeing the
good guys win, and blush and giggle and perk up.
Lord knows they deserve it.