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Fabian socialist H.G. Wells set the stage for the sci fi deception of the new world order. Unfortunately, we have been programmed and conditioned from the earliest years to not believe in the existence, or even the possibility, of large-scale conspiracies. Students of history learn in introductory courses that there are three views of the philosophy of history. First, the random contingency view in which historical events are merely “one damn thing after another” (as one of my professors so elegantly stated), with no apparent reason or causal significance. Second, the so-called “great man” view, in which key religious and political figures cause certain landmark events with history revolving around these figures, such as a Napoleon or a Caesar. The third and least popular is the providential or conspiratorial view. In this view, history is led along by unseen forces, be they malevolent or beneficent. Humans play their role to be sure, but man is not the autonomous god of his own destiny. He is the actor on a stage in which there is a grand narrative and ultimate reason for every event, even if humans are not always cognizant of those reasons. Coming to see the truth of a worldwide conspiracy that has been especially centralized in the past few centuries in a western, Anglo-global establishment is also not something people prefer to hear. Humans tend to have a normalcy bias and what is called cognitive dissonance.
Cognitive dissonance is the tendency to continue to believe something erroneous in the face of masses of contrary evidence, due to the devastating psychological impact discarding the previous erroneous belief would have. Americans are raised with the narrative of being a nation of independent individualists: the frontier mentality still dominates and is an image is always latent in our culture. This individualistic mentality refuses to consider itself as the victim of any conspiracy: we are too great a nation to be ruled by an evil elite, bent on world depopulation.
After all, Obama is a “liberal” president, isn’t he? “How could there be a massive conspiracy? If there were, they would all be caught! It’s just not possible,” the opponent says. That’s all “black helicopter, tin-foil-hat nonsense.” To those with low education or no critical thinking skills and common sense, it’s evident that none of these objections suffices to demonstrate that the conspiratorial view is false. From the fact that one is a “proud American” or that George Bush claimed to be a Christian, it does not follow that the conspiratorial view is false. This is called, in logic, a non sequitur. The conclusion does not logically follow from the premises.
New World Order Defined
First, one should get clear on defining terms. What is meant by “New World Order”? The New World Order (from here on NWO) is a global crime syndicate of elite bankers, CEOs, politicians, academics, media moguls, military executives and religious heads, that operate on the one hand in the public purview promoting a stated policy, while simultaneously working underhanded in clandestine societies to set an alternate world policy.
These elites ultimately believe they are superior to the masses chiefly due to their willingness to kill on a mass scale for population control. There are different degrees of initiates and levels of knowledge, but the central ideology of the NWO is Fabian socialist technocracy and eugenics. Most NWO operatives are compartmentalized, presuming their own personal role in banking or media is the highest level.
Western elite funded communism and socialism are the phony revolutionary ideas behind the corporate new world order.
For example, many members of the Bilderberg Group or the Council on Foreign Relations believe they are at the highest levels of control and work with the presupposition they are benefiting humanity.Few are likely aware of occult elites even above them. This is not to say Bilderbergers and CFR members are not “architects” of global power structures, but merely that they are not the highest level. These elites believe themselves to be chosen to rule over the masses, which they see as mere cattle. Being dumb livestock, the cattle of the masses are entirely expendable: they may be utilized as cannon fodder in war where trillions are made by private bankers loaning to governments at astounding interest rates. Or, they can be depopulated as the phony Global Warming “crisis” necessitates.
The Final Goal of the NWO
The ultimate goal of the NWO elites is a socialistic, one world order dictatorship, modeled after Orwell’s 1984, who was himself an intimate insider to this plan. Also influential is Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, which highlights the mass drugging of the populace through pharmacological control. Nazi Germany and Bolshevik Russia were both key models and test grounds established by and for the NWO, and give an insight into the future ideological terminus.
That final goal is total control and total enslavement through control of religion, ideology, population, economics and technology. In order to achieve this, all national sovereignties must be dissolved and amalgamated through staged revolutions into various continental unions, such as has already been achieved with the European Union. The problem with immigration in America, for example, is that it is itself part of the plan of the globalists to break down the borders in order to create a Pan-American Union that will eventually be merged into the European Union. African and Asian Unions then follow, likely being submerged into an eventual World Federation, probably to be overseen by the United Nations. Hard evidence of this can be seen in David Rockefeller’s United Nations lectures shown on C-SPAN.
In order to understand how the so-called elites achieved what they have thus far, it’s important to look at the history of this amorphous group. Ultimately, the battle between good and evil could be traced back to the beginning of time and the fall of man, but for convenience sake, we will focus on the modern era. Dr. Quigley’s famous “Tragedy and Hope” chronicles the Anglo establishment’s plans for world hegemony and casts it in a deceptive, “liberal,” positive light.
As the Middle Ages gave way to the era of modernity through the new science of Bacon, Galileo and Newton, a paradigm shift in the view of the world took place: no longer was the world governed by God through His Church and the earthly hierarchy of the monarchy. Instead, the world began to be viewed as a treasure house of latent natural forces to be harnessed by man. Man would eventually achieve total understanding of the universe and ascend to godhood in this new view. “Science” became the new mythos: the new, all-encompassing narrative which could explain man’s great ascent towards divinity. In fact, Bacon and Newton were themselves practitioners of hermetic occultism. These are odd interests for those men simultaneously seeking to de-mythologize the world of “religious superstition.” The science myth was a facade, since they were, as Frances Yates’ classic book The Rosicrucian Enlightenmentdemonstrates, practitioners of magic.
The new “science” gave birth to the Enlightenment: a socio-cultural revolution that sought to remake the social order on the foundation of flux, progress and “reason,” as opposed to theology and metaphysics. Also roughly concurrent with this phenomenon was the Protestant Reformation, which would challenge the established authority of a single Church; an authority that had been the dominant force in Eastern and Western Europe for over a thousand years. The Reformers themselves sought to remove from religion what they perceived to be superstitions and to place religious authority in the hands of “every ploughboy,” as Luther said, who could then reconstruct it as he pleased. Ultimately, the enlightened Reformation ended in pure rationalism, and out of Germany came the infamous schools of Higher Criticism that would deny the biblical texts and ultimately dismiss any supernatural element in theology, whatsoever.
A new world was emerging from the ashes of the old. These events were no mere accident. In fact, the Enlightenment and Reformation not only gave rise to intellectual and theological shifts in thinking, but also to civil revolution. The most notable of these was the French Revolution, which sought to destroy Christianity in France, behead the monarchy, and establish an enlightened, secular, Illuminist, communist republic. The death of thousands of innocents resulted. French Revolutionary demagogues, such as Danton, Robespierre, the Duke of Orleans, Marat, and St. Just, were all members of secret societies and Illuminist orders. Many communists leaders such as Vladimir Lenin were also “Illuminists.” The question then arises: why would communists and bourgeoisie leaders of the French Revolution both be members of the same secret revolutionary groups? Aren’t the stated goals radically different?
The answer to this will be taken up later. Through infiltrating Freemasonry, many of these bloody men were also inducted into a deeper, darker society within the ranks known as the Illuminati. The Illuminati had been formed in 1776 by an ex-Jesuit canon lawyer named Adam Weishaupt, in Bavaria. Weishaupt, who was immersed in rationalism, intended to organize an elite group that would eventually install a one-world, socialistic order and abolish theology. Weishaupt seems to have been the key ideological figure behind the revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries that ultimately removed all forms of monarchy and effectively cut off Christianity from having any cultural influence. Weishaupt, it is reported, received funding for this project from secret banking and nobility sects that wanted to destroy and rebuilf society.
The western banking establishment took over the entirety of Europe with a simple but astounding goal: lend money to European heads of state at a high level interest for the purposes of war, and thereby bring the governments under the control of a private bank. The most successful of these was Nathan Rothschild, who made an unbelievable fortune lending to both Napoleon and the British. When Napoleon was defeated, Nathan conned the British Parliament into setting up a centrally owned private bank under the guise of economic stability. This private bank, however, would be backed by private fortune, and the money system would eventually be a purely fiat currency. This meant that the money is not backed by gold, but by fiat credit. Bankers, in turn, would charge the government interest on the money they had printed out of thin air. It is by these means that they would eventually succeed in bringing all of Europe into a Union with a single fiat currency under a privately owned central bank in Germany.
This is the present status of the European Union. The same banking scam was executed in America through the Rockefeller and Morgan Trusts that manipulated US Congress to pass the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. The Federal Reserve Act placed America’s economy in the hands of the European bankers and the Rockefeller-Morgan-British banking dynasty. Cecil Rhodes, the diamond tycoon of Africa, was also funded by the same interests, and after amassing a fortune, established a secret society known as the Round Table Group in the early 20th century. From this British Round Table and Royal Society group the offshoot American Council on Foreign Relations was formed, along with the international version, known as the Trilateral Commission.
These entities in turn set up the OSS/CIA and The group within these is known as the Bilderbergers, as mentioned above, which holds its annual meetings at secretive locations worldwide, where national and corporate policies are set. The openly stated goal of these groups is a one world government and a one world monetary system. This is achieved economically through the privately owned central banks, which print the fiat currency and charge the various governments interest. This is, by the way, why we have heard for so many decades that our national debt is trillions of dollars.
The debt is interest owed on money printed out of thin air: owed to international bankers who conned the U.S. into giving them the power to control the money supply: that’s why this is a conspiracy. I have even spoken to professors with Ph.D.s in economics at universities that admit most nations are now on a fiat money system owned by private banks. To these institutionalized professors, this is no problem, since many of them are partial to the idea of globalism and world government. They are willing dupes, who believe that the system that abuses them will save them. Now that we have seen the history of the New World Order cabal and its monetarist path to total control of nation-states, it is vital to see the methods they use to gain and increase their control.
Before we do that, we must put a face on the front groups the NWO operates behind. Many of these men are members of local churches, including respected priests, pastors, ministers and deacons. Many U.S. presidents, senators, congressmen, businessmen and philanthropists have been and are members of this group. These well-meaning men are serving higher interests that seek the dark goals those under them are unaware of. Modern masonry derives from the Western European Medieval stonemason guilds that banded together to build the cathedrals of the bishops and palaces of the kings.
As cathedral building waned and as the Enlightenment and reformation swept Europe, practitioners of the occult sought underground meetings where they could conspire without the threat of the Catholic Church and crowns that still existed. They found what they needed in the society of freemasons: these new, philosophical masons were called “speculative masons.” By the 18th century there were some 5,000 plus lodges established in Europe. Many lesser lords and heads of state and members of the clergy, both Protestant and Catholic had, in fact, already joined the fraternity. As mentioned above, masonry was intimately intertwined with the Illuminati by the end of the 18th century through the extreme rationalist efforts of Weishaupt.
Not being privy to pre-modern thinking, most of us don’t really understand the importance of bloodlines in the ancient world. The ancient world was essentially a caste system, and many societies today, such as India still operate in this fashion. Unless one is of a royal lineage of bloodline, one must accept a certain position within the strata of society. Modernity is supposed to be egalitarian, but the class distinctions have merely been reorganized from lines of royalty to lines of wealth.
The Bible itself is concerned with bloodlines, since Jesus Christ is the promised seed, descended from Adam through Noah through Abraham through King David and his Mother from whom the Church professed He derived his humanity. For the ancient world, bloodlines were thus everything. This is important, because the occult philosophy of the modern so-called rationalists still adhere to this ancient principle. For the NWO occultists, there is “power in the blood,” as much as for the Christian, by which they mean magic power. Thus, the top dynasty-families that run the world, like the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Morgans, Warburgs, etc., like the ancient royalties, all believe they must inter-marry in order to maintain bloodline purity. Dan Brown’s silly DaVinci Code is a perfect example: while the book is certainly false, it evidences the occult world’s obsession with maintaining magical purity inherent in the family bloodlines.
In fact, some of these occultists believe themselves to be descendants of gods: an example of this is the Satanic philosophy of Nazism, by which Heinrich Himmler, through his SS, sought to breed a pure Aryan bloodline: a bloodline which had the power of the gods of Atlantis running through it, as Peter Levenda’s book Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult shows. It is through the evil philosophy of eugenics, the offspring of Darwinism, that the British elite find a basis for the promotion of the evils of abortion, euthanasia and mass sterilization. Little do most know, it was Margaret Sanger with the help of Catherine Hepburn’s mother that founded Planned Parenthood with Rockefeller money to sell the idea of abortion and contraception, under the guise of women’s rights.
Sanger convinced the NAACP that black women especially should have the right to an abortion, all the while based on Sanger’s socialist eugenics philosophy. One of Darwinism’s biggest proponents was eugenicist Sir Francis Galton, Charles Darwin’s cousin and fellow scientist. What the state universities, all controlled by the elites, don’t tell you is that Galton’s eugenics philosophy, a natural outworking of Darwinism, was profoundly Anglo-racial to the core. Meanwhile, the phony liberal university establishment would have everyone believe that Marxism is glorious, while their own Darwinistic pseudo-religion is actually racialist to the core. It is this occult philosophy of Darwinism masquerading as “science” that the NWO elites are obsessed with, and it is for this reason that aborting of millions of children has become a great sacrifice. It is a Luciferian establishment that runs America.
The Green New Age Movement
It is also important to see that the secret societies predicted the supposed fall of religion. There are many other smaller groups that operate separately, but with the same goals of destroying historic Orthodox religion and installing a global, rationalist, technocratic, socialist Luciferian world order. Many people are unaware that the New Age Movement came straight out of fraudulent occult groups. Madame Blavatsky, a mountebank and premier occultist, coined the term by noting in terms of astrology, the 20th century would witness the transformation from the Age of Pisces, which occultists refer to as the age of Christianity’s dominance, to the Age of Aquarius: the age of the new world order, the cosmic world order, where men would be in contact with the what she termed the “Great White Brotherhood of interstellar entities.” Blavatsky, like all occultists, thought that man was on the path of Darwinian evolution towards godhood, and that these extra-dimensional “entities” were highly advanced beings seeking to bring the human race into the next age of cosmic consciousness. Madame Blavatsky’s aliens, however, were nothing more than fallen angels promulgating the same old lie of Satan in the Garden of Eden that man could eventually become his own god. The Green New Age Movement, however, has not lost any power or influence in the past few years.
The hippie-sexual revolution of the 1960s was a major victory for this movement, bringing Eastern philosophy into the West through Swamis and the Beatles. The United Nations is the primary supporter of New Age techniques, which are promoted in all areas of life in its programs. These programs, like UNESCO, seek to initiate the youth into all forms of paganism and superstition under the guise of “tolerance” and “diversity.” The elite-funded New Age Movement is also responsible for the popularity of feminism and witchcraft. The goal of these groups is the alchemical transformation of mankind into “Adam Kadmon,” an androgynous figure representing the transcending of male and female sexes, resulting in a higher-evolved god-being through technology and transhumanism.
Again, we note the idea of the inexorable process of evolution toward godhood. These superstitious texts teach that through ritual sex, the magician may collect power which he channels to his “higher self,” which, the occultists believe, will give them greater powers as gods when they die and ascend the ridiculous evolutionary chain. These higher selves or true selves are in fact demons that deceive the occultist.
Gnosticism and Crowley
One of the most powerful secret societies of the 20th century was the O.T.O., or Ordo Templi Orientis. This society was headed for a period by the premier occultist of the 20thcentury, Aleister Crowley. Considered a genius, Crowley ascended the ranks of the occult rapidly and became a proponent of ancient gnosticism. The best description for Crowley’s order is that it is a hermetic graduate school. Crowley himself was a 98th and 99th degree Memphis and Mizraim Rites rites which most new agers have never heard of. Crowley’s famous book Magick in Theory and Practice, argues that the key to life and to becoming a magician is bringing about one’s own will in the world: to effect change in the world. Change, however, can be either be good or bad.
Effecting change in the world through imposition of will is not necessarily a good thing. In my analysis, this gnosticism is the key to understanding the recent explosion of pedophilia in modern, post-Vatican II Catholicism. Journalist William Kennedy’s book Lucifer’s Lodge documents the evidence that Luciferians have infiltrated the highest levels of the Catholic establishment, even to the Vatican, seeking to use the Catholic Church as the vehicle for a one world religion of New Age Luciferianism.
Well-known scholar and ex-Jesuit theologian Malachi Martin, a Vatican insider and personal friend of John XXIII and Paul VI, has written numerous books on the status of the Church since Vatican II. It must be noted first of all that there is undeniable and abundant evidence that Martin was himself a Luciferian. In his book The Keys of this Blood on the papacy of John Paul II, Martin mentions the Satanic Black Mass that was celebrated in the Vatican following upon the coronation of Paul VI as pope (page 632). The reason this is important is that he personally knew these popes.
The reason for this is that Luciferians operate on a principle Crowley termed the “revelation of the method.” Because most occultists are gnostic dualists, they believe good and bad are flip sides of the same coin: they are both ultimate and necessary. Thus, there is no reason why one cannot play both sides, so to speak. One may play a conservative, moral individual during the day, while at night participating in the black rites of Luciferianism. In this very important 700 plus page book, Martin discusses the goal of Vatican occultists to control the emerging world order. It is beyond question, he admits, that the apostate Catholic Church, the “anti-church” as he calls it, is the primary vehicle of the United Nations and the Anglo-globalists to bring all religions into a one world religion where Orthodox religion is replaced with pagan and occultic traditions for mass control. This is why the modern Catholic church must be resisted at all costs: if not, it will initiate the world into Luciferianism. Only traditional Orthodoxy is the rallying force strong enough to repel the New World Order.
The United States’ Role
Rallying behind the Constitution and America are useless against the Illuminati, since contrary to what many Americanists say, the country was founded by a conglomeration of Protestant deists influenced by Illuminism and ridiculous revolutionary philosophy. What, then, is America’s role in all this? America’s role seems to be, as one political philosopher noted, the “benign promulgator of world government.” The United States is the power-horse of the elite: it functions as a kind of Big Brother of the nations, cleverly seeking to establish faux “democracy” in petty dictatorships like Iraq that the U.S. itself financed and loaned money to in the 1980s, training Saddam as an ally.
The technological revolution of the genius of America’s best and brightest is the main tool for the endgame of the NWO. The use of the great engine of supercomputers and wireless technology is actually being used for the purpose of setting up a Skynet control grid where world population will be reduced 90% under the phony religion of Green Climate Change and Earth worship. As the masses are dumbed down through the toxic culture, poisoned food and water, they will become dumber and more docile and ultimately sterile. Then, the AI robot super grid will be revealed to stamp out the last vestiges of biological humanity. Without a coherent philosophy and religious faith, mankind will fall susceptible to a great deception of technological utopianism and salvation. This great promise will never be delivered: indeed, the entire Internet and Smart grid revolution is precisely for the purpose of enslaving the masses after a long period of gaining “recon” through tracking and tracing everything on the web since its inception. Without a religious metaphysic, man falls prey to the quantification of all things, irrationally brought under the sway of total mechanical, “rational” enslavement.
The idol that is the work of man’s own hands will be the thing that enslaves him, rather than frees him. The solution to this dilemma is explained well by philosopher Dr. Philip Sherrard HERE. Written by Jay Dyer for Lifting the Veil. Republished March 4, 2014.
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By Staff Report – May 22, 2014
$1 Million Bounty to Be Offered for ‘Smoking Gun’ in IRS Targeting Scandal … A nonprofit group hopes to award a $1 million bounty to anyone who can provide “smoking gun” evidence to implicate IRS leadership or members of the Obama administration who purposefully targeted conservative and tea party-affiliated groups, TheBlaze has learned. Gregg Phillips, the managing director for The Voters Trust, a political nonprofit 501 (c)(4) which was established to identify and mobilize Americans, told TheBlaze on Wednesday “that this is the people’s bounty to seek the truth.” Catherine Engelbrecht, president of the nonprofit group True the Vote, will be officially announcing the bounty Wednesday night on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show, “The Kelly File” at 9 p.m. ET. To qualify for the bounty, the person needs to provide “relevant evidence including emails, eye-witness accounts, or testimony of political targeting of Americans by the IRS or the Obama administration that has not previously been reported,” according to an official press release from the group obtained by TheBlaze. – TheBlaze
Dominant Social Theme: The Tea Party is a flash in the pan and the current system is strong enough, honorable enough and decent enough to withstand the attacks now being leveled at it.
Free-Market Analysis: Despite regular efforts to downplay the political change taking place around the US, events like this one – in the excerpt above – show that the sociopolitical fabric itself is being attacked by citizens who for one reason or another have had enough.
They want to open the curtains and peer through at those controlling the levers of a society that increasingly seems out-of-control and authoritarian to them.
Here’s more from the article:
Phillips said the evidence must lead directly to the arrest and conviction those responsible and the information provided will remain anonymous and confidential. “We are going to crowdsource the financing for the bounty,” said Phillips, whose group has been planning the public bounty for months.
“This is about the American people. The days of the big party – Republican, Democrat, Tea Party – are over and everybody has to unite right now… We’re going to unite people around the truth. We’re going to return people to liberty instead of expecting Congress or the Justice Department to investigate these wrong doings.”
The Voters Trust is offering a reward up to $1 million to an IRS insider or other government whistleblower who comes forward with a new, relevant evidence implicating IRS leadership or the Obama Administration in the IRS witch hunt targeting conservatives.
The Voters Trust is a political non-profit (501 (c)(4)) established to identify and mobilize Americans. The Voters Trust provides a community to those who have been silenced and encourages citizens to speak out and take back their government.
The organization’s managing director is Gregg Phillips, founder of super PAC Winning our Future, one of the biggest PACs in the 2012 election cycle. Bounty Graphic courtesy of Voter’s Trust. The Voters Trust is offering a reward up to $1 million to an IRS insider or other government whistleblower who comes forward with a new, relevant evidence implicating IRS leadership or the Obama Administration in the IRS witch hunt targeting conservatives.
… Many of the groups targeted by the IRS believe that the Obama administration is purposefully censuring information that would reveal the true intentions of administration officials. Emails obtained by the government watchdog Judicial Watch, through a Freedom of Information Act request, reveal that the targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups came from the IRS in Washington DC.
The emails and documents also show Sen. Carl Levin’s (D-Mich.) potential involvement in putting pressure on the IRS to investigate conservative tax-exempt organizations. “This is their intent and if we allow it to continue it will fundamentally reshape the citizen’s relationship with the government,” Engelbrecht said. “This bounty is about the people, it’s about the grassroots and the citizenry of our nation and it belongs to all the people. This is our rallying cry for justice.”
Now, what is certainly true when it comes to groups such as the one making this announcement is that they are often partisan in nature and designed to exploit the right/left dialectic that restrains the political dialogue and renders it ultimately ineffective.
But we’ve also pointed out that the information available on the Internet has all but shattered the previous control paradigm that existed in the 20th century.
You see … in order to create and sustain control, the dialectic must be imposed and cultivated. In the 20th century, the dialectic moved only one way, toward further authoritarianism and bigger government.
But in the 21st century, in order to maintain control the dialectic has been pushed back. If the dialectic does not appear to take in the widest possible gamut of citizen opinions, then the dialectic loses value as a controller of the larger conversation. Everything must either appear within the confines of the dialectic or be ostracized as a “conspiracy.”
Today, the dialectic includes secession, radical regulatory rollbacks and even – as in this case – calls to investigate the political process in ways that have not existed before in the modern era. Just yesterday, in fact, the libertarian-oriented socialist Nat Hentoff endorsed the conservative-oriented Rand Paul.
This is a kind of groundbreaker and shows how difficult it is for the power elite to continue to control the dialectic. Freedom is leaking out on both ends. Here, from Hentoff’s editorial:
For me, Paul made real a fantasy I’d long held: that someone running for the presidency, as he clearly is, would focus insistently on what it means under our Constitution to be an American – with basic individual rights and liberties no government has the authority to suspend or erase.
Meanwhile, the key statement in Philips’s announcement above was this: “The days of the big party – Republican, Democrat, Tea Party – are over.”
We’ve often made the point that the Tea Party was quickly co-opted by the same groups that control the Democrats and Republicans. And this is why statements about the “death” of the Tea Party are meaningless. The formal “movement” died a long time ago.
No matter … What we call the Internet Reformation is increasingly regnant and cannot be controlled by 20th century strategies. Regardless of who is really behind Phillips’s organization, the naming of the award is a significant milestone because it shows perhaps for the first time how modest but significant money power is beginning to line up behind viewpoints that do not recognize mainstream politics.
A decade ago we predicted that the mainstream media was a failed “sunk cost” that kept people like Rupert Murdoch up at night – tossing and turning because of the realization that billions and even trillions of dollars had been wasted on what would soon be a useless Big Media infrastructure.
But the metamorphosis is even bigger than that. What we have also predicted is that the same sort of radical undermining is now beginning to infect the rest of the West’s gigantism. Big Finance, Big Politics, even Big Justice are all going to come under significant challenge in the next few years. In fact, it is already happening.
Western governments – especially the US – are arming themselves against this occurrence, but bullets are useless against ideas … and the ideas that we are reporting on are fairly unstoppable until they run their course. And they will not run their course for a while.
This is also why we regularly point out that people have to take care of themselves, because a more tumultuous time is surely going to arrive. Perhaps people want to take advantage of the current Wall Street Party or simply buy gold and silver – or even farmland – to ensure some level of preparedness.
Just as the advent of the Gutenberg press set off convulsive changes, so the Internet Reformation is beginning to change every part of the West’s sociopolitical and economic structure.
These changes are not merely more of the same cycle that has existed for the past several centuries but a substantive break with mainstream constructs. Underestimate them at your peril.
COMMENT BY: FauxScienceSlayer
Politically directed targeting goes far beyond the IRS. At her monthly True the Vote meeting, Sept 2013, Catherine Englebrecht listed the MULTIPLE visits, from MULTIPLE Feral government agencies, including OSHA, BATF, FBI, TCEQ and the IRS. The Englebrecht’s operate a small family machine shop, and their OSHA ‘inspection’ found that their seldom used, second hand forklift did not have the correct driver’s seat belt, and that one machinist was wearing non compliant safety glasses. They were fined $20K, but plead ‘guilty’ to reduce this to a final $17K fine. The Engelbreicht’s had been approached by several local gun shops to perform LEGAL service and customizing work on a few gun parts. Prior to any custom gunsmithing, they contacted the BATF and had all of the paperwork for services that never amounted to over $300 in any year. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is under EPA dictates and was ordered to inspect the machine shop. The IRS audited multiple years and multiple filings. In all there were over a dozen separate ‘investigations’ by the elite directed Feral government.
The legal term for this Feral government behavior is OFFICIAL OPPRESSION. A less courageous American might have buckled under this massive authoritarian intimidation. IF the evidence is provided, and the crowd sourcing is required, PLEASE consider supporting this brave American hero.
On May 7, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted a notice on the government’s Federal Business Opportunities site in order to solicit bids on an undisclosed number of submachine guns.
The notice read, in part,
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commercial [sic] acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burst [sic] trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsible [sic] or folding, magazine – 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.” [Note: spelling errors in original]
Speculation On The Why of Submachine Guns
When President Abraham Lincoln established the USDA in 1862, he called it the “People’s Department.” The USDA website lists its current areas of authority as: Assisting Rural Communities; Conservation; Education and Research; Food and Nutrition; and, Marketing and Trade. The agency has over 100,000 employees. Why do employees of the People’s Department need semi-automatic machine guns to do their job? What would the job description be?
Second Amendment sites have speculated that the most likely recipients are agents of the US Forest Service (USFS) Law Enforcement & Investigations unit; the USFS falls under USDA control.
Although this seems likely, there are also counter-indications. The solicitation notice makes no mention of the USFS, and those agents are already armed. The Wikipedia site on USFS states “Special agents are normally plainclothes officers who carry concealed firearms, and other defensive equipment…” Moreover, the weapon being solicited is typically used for close quarter operations, such as inside a building or into a crowd, rather than in an open or unpopulated area.
Several people have attempted to reach the two “public servants” listed in the notice as USDA contacts for interested weapon companies. Attempts to contact Linda F.B Josey, head of the Procurement Management Branch, reach an auto-reply that states she is “out for training.” Desiree Clayton, the contracting officer, is “not in the office at this time.”
The news site Politico managed to get an answer. Politico reported, “USDA spokeswoman Courtney Rowe says the guns are needed by the more than 100 agents employed by the law-enforcement division of the department’s Office of the Inspector General. They’ve carried machine guns for 20 years, she notes. USDA OIG officers ‘are placed in very dangerous law enforcement situations,” another USDA official told POLITICO. ‘They make arrests, they serve subpoenas and they engage in undercover operations’.” What sort of “very dangerous law enforcement situation” does the USDA confront?
Assuming The USFS Is The Intended Recipient
The USFS is closely allied with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and often provides it with back-up. A key reason is because the two agencies share responsibility for managing an estimated 167 million acres of public rangeland in America, with the USFS presiding over more than half. The BLM recently laid siege to the ranch of Cliven Bundy. A timeline on the Bundy conflict provides insight into the relationship of the two agencies.
In March 1993, the BLM designated hundreds of thousands of acres of federal land in Nevada for conservation efforts and closed it off to livestock grazing. Since the 1930s, federal rangelands in Nevada have been managed primarily by the BLM (or its predecessor) and the USFS. Rancher Cliven Bundy called the BLM move a “land grab.” He claimed Nevada owned the land and he refused to remove his cattle.
In 1995, the USFS was responsible for overseeing 7 million acres in Nevada and became quickly entangled in conflict with ranchers. In April 1995, USA Today reported,
Thursday evening, a small bomb went off in the U.S. Forest Service office in Carson City, Nev….
“If it was sent as a message,” says Forest Service spokeswoman Erin O’Connor, “we got it.” Ultimately the issue will be settled by the courts, but ranchers who say they can’t afford to raise livestock without greater access to public land are taking matters into their own hands — setting up what some officials fear is an inevitable and dangerous confrontation. The situation is becoming so tense that federal workers now travel mostly in pairs and are in constant radio contact with district offices.
“I’m concerned about the safety of my employees,” says Jim Nelson, Forest Service district manager for Nevada. “They can’t go to church in these communities without having someone say something. Their kids are harassed in school. Stores and restaurants are not serving them.”
A year later, more pipe-bombs had exploded in the offices of the USFS and the BLM.
In 2002, another Nevada rancher was found guilty of grazing on federally-claimed land. His sentence affirmed the USFS’s authority over the disputed area.
Skip forward to April 2014. There were a series of conflicts with the Bundys and their supporters on one side, and armed BLM and other agents on the other. A photojournalist described one incident. “We were on a bridge in southern Nevada in the midst of a tense standoff between the BLM and a group of angry ranchers, milita-members [sic] and gun-rights activists. It seemed as if we were a hair’s breadth away from Americans killing Americans right in front of me.” He reported “the man with a rifle beside me….aimed his weapon in the direction of [BLM] officers,” and said “I’ve got a clear shot at four of them.” Ultimately, no shots were fired.
Such stand-offs are undoubtedly among the “very dangerous law enforcement situations” that the USFS anticipates. The agency is hardly alone in stockpiling military weapons and ammunition. Bob Owens at the website Bearing Arms observed, “This is part of a trend to arm every branch of federal government, whether the individual agency has a legitimate need for a paramilitary force or not.”
No agency seems innocuous or too small to avoid becoming paramilitary. On August 13, 2012, the Business Insider reported, “ the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for 46,000 rounds of ammunition for the National Weather Service.”
After all, nothing says “public servant” like an armed enforcement agent who points a gun while checking the level of rainfall. That’s especially true if he packs a submachine gun which ordinary Americans cannot obtain without a Federal Firearms License.
Wendy McElroy is a regular contributor to the Dollar Vigilante, and a renowned individualist anarchist and individualist feminist. She was a co-founder along with Carl Watner and George H. Smith of The Voluntaryist in 1982, and is the author/editor of twelve books, the latest of which is “The Art of Being Free”. Follow her work at www.wendymcelroy.com.
By Paul Craig Roberts
Cecily McMillan is an Occupy protester who was seized from behind by a goon thug cop–a goon thug with a long record of abuse of authority–by her boobs. One was badly bruised. Cecily McMillan’s elbow reflexively and instinctively came up, and Cecily was arrested for assaulting a goon thug. The goon thug was not arrested for sexually assaulting a young woman.
False arrests of this sort are common in the US. Indeed, they are more common than justified arrests. The police and the courts are completely corrupted institutions that reek of injustice and evil.
Cecily was locked up in Rikers Island without bail by the judge who sees his role as protecting the abuse of police and prosecutorial power. The judge would not allow evidence in behalf of Cecily to be presented to the jury.
Nevertheless, the jurors, or 75% of them, understood that something was wrong and although they were coerced into convicting the young woman they sent a letter to the judge requesting that no prison time be imposed on Cecily. Nevertheless, the judge for whom all must stand in respect in the courtroom, gave the goon thug’s victim 90 days in prison and 5 years probation. This was Amerika’s sendoff of an idealistic young woman who was about to receive a master’s degree from an important educational education.
I have been concerned as a main focus of my work since the 1990s with American injustice. America’s injustice is a unique kind. American injustice has actually managed to completely destroy the achievements dating from Magna Carta that made law a shield of the people instead of a weapon in the hands of the state. Today America is pre-Magna Carta England.
My concern with the destruction of Justice in America was shared by my colleague, Lawrence Stratton. Together in 2000 we produced a book documenting the destruction of the achievement of liberty and the accountability of government to law under the publisher’s title of “The Tyranny of Good Intentions” (our title was, “How The Law Was Lost”). In 2008 a new edition was published.
The book was cited a few times by federal district court judges but had no influence on law schools’ worship of unaccountable executive power or on the appointment of Justice (sic) Department flunkies such as John Yoo and David Barron to prominent University law schools and federal courts. Yoo and Barron are the tyrants who justified in US Justice Department memos torture, despite US and international laws against it, and the murder of US citizens on suspicion alone without due process of law, an obvious violation of the US Constitution.
Judging from the legal arena’s response to our work, justice is no longer the purpose of US law and it is no longer thought necessary for the US government to be accountable to law. To insouciant Americans these might seem like extreme statements, but the conclusion is unavoidable.
In the United States there is no longer law. There is only retribution. Cecily McMillan by her non-violent protest against the looting of America and the world by Wall Street became “an enemy of the people.” The “people,” of course, are the one percent. The 99 percent do not count.
The jury in Cecily’s trial did not count. At least 75% of the jurors understood that they were being coerced into a conviction, which they sought to lighten by requesting the judge not to impose a prison sentence. But the judge represents the repressive state, not justice. The jurors were out to lunch. They had no idea of the corrupt nature of the criminal political system or else they lacked the courage to stand up to it.
This insouciance is true of the bulk of the American population. They are sheeple, unaware that they have been stripped of constitutional protections and that they are propagandized into supporting the evil actions of an unaccountable government. For example, as Gerald Celente demonstrates in the current issue of the Trends Journal, the onslaught of Washington’s propaganda against the Sochi Olympic Games, alleging terror attacks, a filthy city and hotel rooms, unsafe water, and so forth, resulted in a drop in TV ratings for the Olympics and in majorities of Americans acquiring negative attitudes toward Russia and Putin. Thus, when Washington set off the Ukraine crisis, “American minds had already been pre-programmed by propaganda. Facts would not get in the way. The stage for war and hate had been masterfully set.”
As John Whitehead at the Rutherford Institute says,
“If you have been paying attention to the news lately, you may have noticed that the building blocks for a police state are now in place: the surveillance networks, fusion centers and government contractors monitoring what is being said by whom; government databases tracking who poses a potential threat to the government’s power; militarized police, working in conjunction with federal agencies, coordinating with the federal government to round up troublemakers; and the courts which sanction the government’s methods, no matter how unlawful. “Indeed, the government has been maintaining a growing list of ‘dangerous’ opinions and activities that might classify someone as an enemy of the state — a.k.a. an extremist — a.k.a. terrorist or sympathetic to terrorist activities — and thus qualify you for detention.
“Included in that list of ‘dangerous’ viewpoints are advocating for states’ rights, believing the government to be unnecessary or undesirable, ‘conspiracy theorizing’ (this applies to those who believe 9/11 might have been an inside job), concern about the government’s efforts to build domestic internment camps, opposition to war, organizing for ‘economic justice,’ frustration with ‘mainstream ideologies,’ opposition to abortion, opposition to globalization, and ammunition stockpiling. “As you can see, anyone seen as opposing the government—whether they’re Left, Right or somewhere in between—is a target.”
When a sexually assaulted American citizen can be falsely arrested for assaulting a police officer, brought to trial by a corrupt prosecutor whose false case is endorsed by a corrupt judge and convicted by an insouciant jury, you know that justice is dead in America.
The death of Justice is a huge problem. The US not only has the largest percentage of its population in prison of every country in the world, the US also has the largest absolute number of prison inmates, larger even than “authoritarian” China which has a population four times larger than the US. In China, despite Washington’s endless lies about “human rights abuses,” a citizen has a far lower chance of imprisonment than does a “freedom and democracy” American.
Chris Hedges and Cecily McMillan bring the story home. If you read their account below and do not weep, you are a brainwashed sheeple headed for the slaughter.
May 19, 2014: “Truth Dig” – RIKERS ISLAND, N.Y.—Cecily McMillan, the Occupy activist who on Monday morning will appear before a criminal court in New York City to be sentenced to up to seven years on a charge of assaulting a police officer, sat in a plastic chair wearing a baggy, oversized gray jumpsuit, cheap brown plastic sandals and horn-rim glasses. Other women, also dressed in prison-issued gray jumpsuits, sat nearby in the narrow, concrete-walled visitation room clutching their children, tears streaming down their faces. The children, bewildered, had their arms wrapped tightly around their mothers’ necks. It looked like the disaster scene it was.
“It’s all out in the open here,” said the 25-year-old student, who was to have graduated May 22 with a master’s degree from The New School of Social Research in New York City. “The cruelty of power can’t hide like it does on the outside. You get America, everything America has become, especially for poor people of color in prison. My lawyers think I will get two years. But two years is nothing compared to what these women, who never went to trial, never had the possibility of a trial with adequate legal representation, face. There are women in my dorm who, because they have such a poor command of English, do not even understand their charges. I spent a lot of time trying to explain the charges to them.”
McMillan says Grantley Bovell, who was in plainclothes and did not identify himself as a police officer, grabbed her from behind during a March 17, 2012, gathering of several hundred Occupy activists in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. In a video of the incident she appears to have instinctively elbowed him in the face, but she says she has no memory of what happened. Video and photographs—mostly not permitted by the trial judge to be shown in the courtroom—buttressed her version of events. There is no dispute that she was severely beaten by police and taken from the park to a hospital where she was handcuffed to a bed. On May 5 she was found guilty after a three-week trial of a felony assault in the second degree. She can receive anything from probation to seven years in prison.
“I am prepared mentally for a long sentence,” she told me this past weekend when I interviewed her at the Rikers Island prison in the Bronx. “I watched the trial. I watched the judge. This was never about justice. Just as it is not about justice for these other women. One mother was put in here for shoplifting after she lost her job and her house and needed to feed her children. There is another prisoner, a preschool teacher with a 1-year-old son she was breastfeeding, who let her cousin stay with her after her cousin was evicted. It turns out the cousin sold drugs. The cops found money, not drugs, that the cousin kept in the house and took the mother. They told her to leave her child with the neighbors. There is story after story in here like this. It wakes you up.”
McMillan’s case is emblematic of the nationwide judicial persecution of activists, a persecution familiar to poor people of color. Her case stands in contrast with the blanket impunity given to the criminals of Wall Street. Some 8,000 nonviolent Occupy protesters have been arrested. Not one banker or investor has gone to jail for causing the 2008 financial meltdown. The disparity of justice mirrors the disparity in incomes and the disparity in power.
Occupy activists across the country have been pressured to “plea out” on felony charges in exchange for sentences of years of probation, which not only carry numerous restrictions, including being unable to attend law school or serve on a jury, but make it difficult for them to engage in further activism for fear of arrest and violating their probation. McMillan was offered the same plea deal but refused it. She was one of the few who went to trial.
“I am deeply committed to nonviolence, especially in the face of all the violence around me inside and outside this prison,” she said in the interview. “I could not accept this deal. I had to fight back. That is why I am an activist. Being branded as someone who was violent was intolerable.”
McMillan’s case is as much about our right to nonviolent protest as it is about McMillan. It is about our right to carry out such protest without being subjected to police violence intended to crush peaceful and lawful dissent. It is about our right to engage in political organization without our groups being monitored and infiltrated by the security and surveillance state. It is about our right of free speech and free assembly, guaranteed under the Constitution but effectively stripped from us in a series of judicial rulings and through municipal ordinances that make it impossible to protest in many U.S. cities.
Judge Ronald A. Zweibel was caustic and hostile to McMillan and her defense team during the trial. He barred video evidence that would have helped her case. He issued a gag order that forbade the defense lawyers, Martin Stolar and Rebecca Heinegg, to communicate with the press. And, astonishingly, he denied McMillan bail.
The judge also assiduously protected Bovell against challenges to his credibility. He refused to allow the jurors to hear about or see the excessive police violence that was used to clear the park the night McMillan was arrested—violence many activists say was the most indiscriminate and abusive ever inflicted during the Occupy movement. He hid Bovell’s history of misconduct as a police officer from the jury. Bovell has been investigated at least twice by the internal affairs section of the New York City Police Department, the Guardian newspaper reported. Bovell and his police partner, in one of the cases, were sued for allegedly using an unmarked police car to strike a 17-year-old fleeing on a dirt bike. The teenager said his nose was broken, two teeth were knocked out and his forehead was lacerated. The case was settled out of court for a significant amount of money. There is also a video that appears to show Bovell relentlessly kicking a suspect on the floor of a Bronx grocery. In addition, Bovell was involved in a ticket-fixing scandal in his Bronx precinct. And Austin Guest, 33, a Harvard University graduate who was arrested at Zuccotti Park on the night McMillan was assaulted, is suing Bovell and the NYPD because the officer allegedly intentionally banged his head on the internal stairs and seats of a bus that took him and other activists in for processing. The judge barred the running down of the teenager on the dirt bike and Bovell’s alleged abuse of Guest from being discussed in front of the jury.
The case has galvanized many activists, who see in McMillan’s persecution the persecution of movements across the globe struggling for nonviolent democratic change. McMillan was visited in Rikers by Russia human rights campaigners of the group Pussy Riot. Hundreds of people, including nine of the 12 jurors and some New York City Council members, have urged Judge Zweibel to be lenient. Some 160,000 people have signed an online petition calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to intervene on her behalf. But so far pleas like these have failed to mollify the corporate state’s determination to use the McMillan case as a tool to prevent any new mass movements.
“I am very conscious of how privileged I am, especially in here,” McMillan said. “When you are in prison white privilege works against you. You tend to react when you come out of white privilege by saying ‘you can’t do that’ when prison authorities force you to do something arbitrary and meaningless. But the poor understand the system. They know it is absurd, capricious and senseless, that it is all about being forced to pay deference to power. If you react out of white privilege it sets you apart. I have learned to respond as a collective, to speak to authority in a unified voice. And this has been good for me. I needed this.”
“We can talk about movement theory all we want,” she went on. “We can read Michel Foucault or Pierre Bourdieu, but at a certain point it becomes a game. You have to get out and live it. You have to actually build a movement. And if we don’t get to work to build a movement now there will be no one studying movement theory in a decade because there will be no movements. I can do this in prison. I can do this out of prison. It is all one struggle.”
McMillan has been held in Rikers’ Rose M. Singer Center, Dorm 2 East B, with about 40 other women. They sleep in rows of cots. Nearly all the women are poor mothers of color, most of them black, Hispanic or Chinese. McMillan is giving lessons in English in exchange for lessons in Spanish.
McMillan has bonded with an African-American woman known as “Fat Baby” who ogled her and told her she had nice legs. Fat Baby threw out a couple of lame pickup lines that, McMillan said, “sounded as if she was a construction worker. I told her I would teach her some pickup lines that were a little more subtle.”
McMillan, who is required to have a prison activity, participates in the drug rehabilitation program although she did not use drugs. She is critical of the instructor’s feeding of “positive” and Christian thinking to the inmates, some of whom are Muslims. “It is all about the power of positive thinking, about how they made mistakes and bad choices in life and now they can correct those mistakes by taking another road, a Christian road, to a new life,” she said. “This focus on happy thoughts pervades the prison. There is little analysis of the structural causes for poverty and oppression. It is as if it was all about decisions we made, not that were made for us. And this is how those in power want it. This kind of thinking induces passivity.”
McMillan was receiving 30 to 40 letters daily at Rikers but during the week before the interview was told every day that she had none. She suspects the prison has cut off the flow of mail to her.
Because my pens and paper were confiscated during the two-hour process it took to enter the prison, after the visit I had to reconstruct the notes from our conversation, which lasted an hour and a half. The entry process is normal for visitors, who on weekends stand in long lines in metal chutes outside the prison. My body was searched and my clothing was minutely inspected for contraband, and I had to go through two metal detectors.
During the interview a guard asked McMillan to roll down her sleeves and admonished her once for crossing her legs. “You scratch a hole in the crotch,” McMillan said, running a fingernail up and down the crotch seam of her jumpsuit. “You make a small hole. And when the visitor slips you a cigarette you push up your vagina. I am learning a lot in prison. I have gotten very good at hiding books on my way to medical and stealing food to bring back to the dorm.”
“It is hard to read, it is hard to write,” she went on. “There is constant movement and constant noise.”
She was working Sunday on the statement she would read in court Monday. She said it draws heavily from Leo Tolstoy’s “The Kingdom of God Is Within You.”
McMillan had just finished writing a message to supporters who planned to rally in her support Sunday afternoon in New York City. She told them:
I came to New York the summer of 2011 to go to school—Rikers Island was definitely not on my list of intended experiences. Though I did call myself “a radical” that title stretched only as far to include plans to start a socialist student chapter and study welfare policy with aims of improving it. Within 1 week, these plans were railroaded by the Occupy Wall Street Movement—and for the following 3 months, I did little else.
Like many, the eviction of Zuccotti left me lost, searching for that infectious energy that bound so many together in efforts to transform the world. Like many, I’ve spent the time since trying to understand what we had & striving to get back to it.
Like many I point to a lack of militancy in our movement—a commitment of one’s entire being—personally, politically, emotionally & physically—to the greater good. But I examined what action those beautiful words entailed, I exchanged “militancy” for the concept of “love ethic”—a distinction born of the belief that fights between “usses and thems” run counter to the collective “we”. “We” being human society with each person as an integral part—that must be seen, heard, felt & loved—in order to transform the whole.
Like many, I found my beliefs easy to come by but difficult to act on. I always strived, but often struggled, to see, hear, feel, to love—even as I expected as much in return. I began to question, “If it is such a struggle to solidify amongst a few, how can we hope to strengthen love ethic across the many?”
Unlike most, when my trial began: friends formed a support structure, comrades came to court, journalists reported injustices. When the verdict was read, cries of outrage were heard, the news spread, & sympathy was shared from around the world.
Unlike most, during my weakest hour, I had never felt more supported. Though I had never ever felt more oppressed, I had never felt so loved. I stand resolved to keep fighting, because your love ethic props me up and allows me to do so.
Unlike most, I am blessed with the support of so many. And though I am thankful, I am also thoughtful of the many forced to face such oppression alone. I know you have already done so much, but I’m going to ask for one thing more:
If you feel safe enough to share, please raise your hand if you have suffered police violence? If you have suffered sexual violence? If you have suffered the violence of the justice system? If you have suffered the violence of the prison system?
Oppression is rampant. Take a moment to try & really see, hear, feel the suffering of the many around you. Now imagine the power of your collective love ethic to stand against it.
Only through the pervasive spread of such a love ethic by the many for the many—not just the privileged few—will we finally have ourselves a movement.
McMillan takes comfort from her supporters and her family and from those of her heroes who endured prison for a just cause. She reads and rereads the speech Eugene V. Debs made to a federal court in Cleveland before he went to prison for opposing the draft in World War I. His words, she said, have become her own.
“Your honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth,” Debs said. “I said it then, as I say it now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”
Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.
By Dave Hodges
In the alternative media, we constantly hear the mantra that if we could only “wake up” enough Americans, we could stop the globalists in their tracks. and then we lament the fact that most of our fellow countrymen are dumber than a box of rocks. However, the worm may be turning and turning dramatically! There are six corporations which control 98% of the media and their media investments are taking a beating. Americans watch almost 35 hours of television per week. That is a lot of Pavlovian conditioning that is taking place as a result of television and the corporate controlled message coming out of the “boob tube”.
Our nation is inundated with an amazing amount of propaganda and a decidedly one-sided view of the world. Gone from the media are any alternative theories behind the 9/11 attacks. The JFK assassination conspiracy theories that were once dominant in the 1990′s have all but disappeared. Benghazi has been whitewashed by the mainstream media (e.g. Fox, CNN, MSNBC). Whatever happened to Fast and Furious?
The Alternative Media Is Having a Big Influence
In light of my recent series on state-sponsored pedophilia, I received over a combined 400 comments and emails which detailed more stories of CPS abuse and trafficking of children which is taking place all across this country. I had over 40 emails from mother’s who have been victimized in a manner similar to Monika Wesolowski, who had her child stolen and allegedly sex trafficked by the 2 gay fathers who now have custody of her son Dylan. Even a prominent reporter from World Net Daily reached out to me because she wants more information on child sex trafficking being conducted under the collective noses of various government agencies. Yet, we do not hear one word of these allegations in the MSM. Even a major watershed event, such as the Bundy Affair, received scant attention from the MSM as has the mounting death toll of patients under Obamacare.
The Public Knows That Something Is Terribly Wrong and the MSM Is Not Providing Answers
The general public knows that something is terribly wrong with this country and its not being covered in the MSM and they are seeking answers. Returning veterans who have served in Afghanistan are returning home with stories of how American soldiers are providing protection for Afghan drug lords. Their neighbors and friends are wondering why these stories are not on the nightly news.The American people are beginning to view the police with more distrust because of the rampant instances of police abuse taking place in this country.
Most Americans know Obama is a foreign national who cares nothing about the plight of the middle class. Obama’s anti-American policies and unwarranted EPA swat teams have alienated nearly all farmers and ranchers and their friends and families are wondering why the media is not covering these abuses. As a result, farmers, ranchers, veterans and most of the middle class loathe this President and holds him in extreme contempt. Yet, if one was watching nothing but the MSM, they would think that Obama is the epitome of a loyal American doing his best to protect and defend the Constitution.
A growing number of Americans have awakened to the fact that this is not the case and are looking for “alternative” means to get their news. Once an obscure term, most average Americans have now heard of FEMA camps. Most Americans are aware of Fast and Furious despite the minuscule attention paid to this Watergate type of event by the MSM. The sheer number of disenfranchised groups have alerted the rest of us that we are not getting the full truth in the MSM. Most Americans have had some exposure to the alternative media and as a result, we are seeing a lot of Americans in flux in terms of what they now believe about their government.
The MSM Is Now the Dinosaur Media
According to a recently released Pew Research study, the number of prime time viewers for CNN, Fox and MSNBC fell by a combined fell by11% last year. Eleven percent may not sound overwhelming, so allow me to rephrase this in another light. In 2013, over one in ten Americans have stopped watching the corporate controlled media propaganda which serves to anesthetize and lobotomize it viewers, listeners and readers from the realities of what is really taking place in this country. Here is the breakdown of the decline of the corporate controlled media empire:
Fox News has lost 6% of its primetime audience and this is the good news for the MSM.
CNN is down by 13%
MSNBC is down by a whopping 24%
Newspaper ad revenues are down by a third and major magazines are selling 20% less ad space in today’s advertising wars.
Sorry George Noory, Coast to Coast AM ratings are also in the toilet. Since Noory fired the more popular John B. Wells, Noory’s audience has caught on to the fact that the show and host fit into the corporate controlled category and they do not represent any semblance of true investigative journalism.
A recent Gallup survey found that an amazing 77% of Americans distrust mainstream media television and are turning to other sources for news and information. According to the Gallup Poll, only HMO’s, the banks and Congress have lower public trust ratings than the media. And would you care to guess who owns the banks, HMO’s and Congress? It is the same people who own the media. This fact tells me that an increasing number of Americans, whether they realize it or not, are rejecting the New World Order. These are the potential foot soldiers of tomorrow’s resistance.
The mainstream media (MSM) represents the controlling corporate interests in today’s media. The MSM controls an estimated 96-98% of all media outlets. Some of the major players are Gannett, who owns the top 50 newspapers, and Clear Channel Communications who owns approximately 1,300 radio stations. The major goal of the MSM is to propagandize the country by disguising the fact that Americans are now living in a fascist, corporate controlled and banker hijacked government, and as a result, the American middle class has become an endangered species.
The other media in this country is often referred to as the alternative media (AM). I despise this term. Since when is writing and broadcasting the truth and alternative endeavor? The term itself, the alternative media, marginalizes the movement. I prefer the term, the truthful media. However, by convention, I feel compelled to use the term, “alternative media” a little while longer. And what is the purpose of the alternative media? It’s overriding mission is to educate Americans as to the crimes being committed by corporate and government officials which are being covered up by the MSM.
The Yin and the Yang of Opportunity
Nature abhors a vacuum, so where will these disenfranchised MSM dropouts go for their news? The AM is growing by leaps and bounds. In fact the MSM is even admitting defeat. A meant-to-be-secret 96-page internal New York Times report, recently sent to top executives last month contains admissions that the MSM knows they are losing the information war. The newest version of the report describes a newsroom struggling to adjust to the digital world dominated by the MSM. The MSM cannot compete with the AM on its home turf, the Internet.
Ernie Hancock, the publisher of FreedomsPhoenix told me that 60% of younger adults are getting their news from digital sources and that number is sure to grow exponentially. This is the Yin of our truth movement. Globalist insider, Zbigniew Brzezinski, says that the much feared “global political awakening” is in full swing and it constitutes the biggest threat to the globalist domination of the planet. However, Brzezinski also stated, in a very prophetic manner, it is easier “to kill one million people than it is to control one million people”. This is the Yang.
The globalists know they are losing the information war, but they are determined to not lose control and they are willing to sacrifice much of humanity to maintain control. This is why false flag events, martial law, bankster wars and genocide were invented. History shows that when the elite lose control of the propaganda machine martial law and genocide is the next stop. This is what we must be prepared for in the upcoming months.