Artwork by: Luca Oleastri Found at: http://innovari.wix.com/innovari
“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
― Mary Oliver
“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I (We) lived in, or the kind of car I (We) drove….but the world may be different because I (We) was important in the life of a child.”
I have two son’s and I can honestly say that the effort, love and caring that their mother and I gave our children is returned as the greatest gift and most rewarding experience of our lives. We are proud of the two great men that they grew into.
Image by: David Tartakover
I have used the word “Taliban” as an expression not as fact. The word “Taliban” conjures up an idea, a picture of hard-line, intolerant, dogmatic extremism and these extremists are filling the ranks of Trumps new fascist government.
Recently, Trump appointed billionaire Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. But does anyone really know who this person is and her connections to extremist Christian Fundamentalist or what I call the “Christian Taliban”. She and her husband, Richard DeVos Jr., derive their wealth from Michigan-based Amway. This company was cofounded by Richard’s father that specializes in direct sales of home, health, and beauty products. But the truly scary thing is their association with Zealots and hate-mongers along with Erik Prince, Betsy’s brother, the founder of the notorious mercenary army Blackwater.
Today’s Christian Taliban is comparable to the Crusaders of Medieval times except for one thing. They are not just Catholics but include Protestants, with some being from the more stringent cults such as Baptists. Many share the long-term goal of the “End of Times” scenario and second coming of Christ, all part of the “Order out of Chaos” fraud.
They are fixated on ridding the world of heathen scum and not in a loving and caring way. Let us call it a desire to return to the hay-day of the Spanish Inquisition, full of torture and mass burnings lighting up the skies; nothing like the sight and sound of a crackling body on a cold winter’s night. If this sounds like an exaggeration then be aware of Trumps association to the Christian private army known as Blackwater (renamed “Xe Services” in 2009, and “Academi” in 2011).
Erik Dean Prince (a Catholic Knight of Malta) is/was the owner of Xe Services, LLC formerly known as “Blackwater Worldwide” (most likely changed due to negative press because of their barbaric behavior and mass murders). He combines two of the basic characteristics of a psychopath, great intelligence and a feverish dogmatic fundamentalism, a trait useful when conducting a “Jihad”. Born a Calvinist he stepped it up a notch and converted to Catholicism giving him better credentials for persecution and hatred.
Blackwater/Xe/Academi is a “private army” consisting of mercenaries who fight for profit and whose salaries are paid by American citizens through their tax dollars to the government who then passes it on to the State Department and so on. The salary of a Blackwater mercenary is between $600 and $1000 per day. There has been little to no oversight of this company or any other private “security” company. Blackwater has been used to murder and intimidate Iraqi civilians in a drive to secure profits for American corporations and rob these countries of there wealth and at the same time reaping obscene amounts of money for themselves. Needless to say, bringing their form of “Christianity” to the heathens is always a bonus.
“Blackwater is more than just a “private army”, much more than just another capitalist war-profiteering business operation. It is an army operating outside all laws, outside and above the US Constitution and yet is controlled by people within and outside our government whose allegiance is primarily to the foreign Vatican state. In other words, Blackwater is a religious army serving the Pope in Rome through the Order of Malta, which is itself considered under international law, as a sovereign entity with special diplomatic powers and privileges. Like Blackwater, the Order of Malta is “untouchable” because it is at the heart of the elite aristocracy.” –Found at: www.aftermathnews.wordpress.com
Of course, in actuality, Blackwater is the modern equivalent of the Catholic Crusader armies, the army of the Pope, that swept across the lands of Europe and the Middle-East killing all heretics in its path to the Holy-land. It has deep ties with the Catholic CIA, different Christian front-groups and a host of interested parties.
“Meet Blackwater USA, the powerful private army that the U.S. government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. With its own military base, a fleet of twenty aircraft, and twenty-thousand troops at the ready, Blackwater is the elite Praetorian Guard for the “global war on terror.”
“Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army” by Jeremy Scahill, is the unauthorized story of the epic rise of one of the most powerful and secretive forces to emerge from the U.S. military-industrial complex, hailed by the Bush administration as a revolution in military affairs, but considered by others as a dire threat to American democracy.” -Found at: The Investigative Fund, March 2007
Erik Prince’s father, Edgar D. Prince, created the Family Research Council (however, you will not find his name on their website) along with Gary Lee Bauer, James Dobson, George Alan Rekers and Armand Nicholi, Jr. It was founded in the United States in 1981 and incorporated in 1983.
“Prince serves as vice president of the Edgar and Elsa Prince Foundation. Salon reports that “between July 2003 and July 2006, the foundation gave at least $670,000 to the Family Research Council, which his family founded, and $531,000 to Focus on the Family” headed by James Dobson.” –Wikipedia
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Artwork by Polish illustrator, artist, Igor Morski
Although the expression “I am burned out” is relatively current era, we all know what it means. Another one we are very familiar with is, “Burning the Candle at both Ends”, which probably comes from the poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950).
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!
And like the poem, we are in great danger of not lasting “the night” if we continue on the pathway of destruction that we have followed for decades. This is not meant as fearmongering on my part, but a stark reality. And it is a reality that we experience all around us daily.
I don’t need to go through a litany of abuse that we perpetrate upon the planet, each other and ourselves. We know it already. We don’t need another investigation into corruption of our leaders, outrageous greed by the Banksters, or the utter insanity as we rape the planet that we live on. To be crude, we are shitting on our own frontier steps, and that is exactly what we are doing. And just like the story that Nero played the fiddle as Rome burned (myth or fact), we do whatever we can to ignore, deny or change the subject. But the only truth is that humanity is almost at the point of no return. It’s now or never. And the antidote is within our grasp. The antidote starts with disconnecting from the “Saviours”, “Gurus” and “Experts” and believing in ourselves that “We have the Power”, that “We are the Power”. So, what will it be? -The Warrior
….and so, the 45th President has just been sworn in and the world is aghast. Already there are demonstrations, marches and arrests and social media is on fire. If the antics of Trump so far are an indication of what is to follow, then it will be one crazy ride for at least the next four years.
The difference between Trump and Obama is similar to comparing a fillet steak to a over-cooked hamburger. Class verses Crass. Philosophy verses Psychopathy. Substance verses Subnormal. And we will be hearing this for a long, long time. But, of course, this is all part and parcel of the fake charade that we live in today. A beautiful slight of hand carried out by our controllers where a reality show is past off as fact.
However offensive the new President appears it is short sighted to claim that he is the problem. He is not. He is the symptom of a sick society. A society that has failed to separate fact from fiction and truth from deception. The real bitter pill to swallow is that we have also been conned into believing that President “Change” was our saviour and that he was better than Trump or the host of conmen that came before. Under the reign of President “Change”, here are a few things that certainly did.
National Debt: According to the Treasury Department on January 19, 2017 the US total public debt was $19,961,467,137,973.64. When Obama took office (January 20, 2009) it was, $10,626,877,048,913.08. Therefore, the national debt under Obama grew by about $9 trillion, or an increase of 86 percent.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps): When Obama came to office in 2009, – 33,490,000 were on Food Stamps. At the end of his Presidency in 2016 it was 44,219,000, a growth of around 10 million Americas equal to 13% of the population.
Conflict: Under Obama the US launched airstrikes or military raids in at least seven countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan.
Bombs dropped: In 2016 – 26,171 (The Independent). Approximately 3000 more than in 2015. Estimates run as high as a total of 100,000 bombs dropped by Obama during his 8 year tenure. Not bad for a Nobel Prize winner.
The core issue here is to try and understand the reality of what is actually happening. It’s easy to dismiss Trump as a bloated egotistical buffoon because he is. And it is equally correct to hold Obama in high esteem (even if some of his policies were unpopular), because he is a man of great integrity, poise and intelligence, or at least that is the way he appears to be.
But appearances are misleading and the psychological stress that we are experiencing has to be examined. Thus, there really is only two logical theories that are applicable.
Theory#1: The President of the United States is an all-powerful, omnipotent leader responsible for the actions and policies of America. Is he not referred to as the “Supreme Commander”? This means that Obama is a criminal, a reckless war-mongering psychopath with no regard for human suffering and a fraud to be given the Nobel Peace Prize. He should thus be arrested and charged with treason. Of course, if this was a reality nearly all former Presidents would have to be treated the same, certainly Bush One and Two.
Theory #2: The President of the United States is simply a puppet, a figurehead that has little to no power and is simply carrying out the orders of the real “Power behind the Throne”, a secret cabal that in fact controls America, sets policies and conducts business in their own self interest. This also would mean that voting for any President is a fraud and meaningless.
So, which one is it? We need to stop being mesmerized by the hype and surface nonsense. We have to hold those that serve us responsible for their actions. We must stop falling for the symptom and start examining the root cause. And this is not just in the US, but everywhere. -The Warrior
The financial crisis of 2007 – 2008 was the biggest theft ever and most likely, if it had been any bigger, would have ended our civilization as we know it. The only thing that eclipses this crime in shear gob-smacking amazement, is the utter lack of outrage by the general public and American’s in particular. Staggering! The complacency that followed this is just beyond belief.
The crime was simple. Take a financial vehicle, a bond, that smelled like dog shit, that was as reliable as pond ice in July, that was wrapped in more toxic excrement and then class as Triple A, prime beef. An investors dream.
Then, when the shit literally hit the fan, when this noxious putrid hologram was exposed for its counterfeit vacuum, the governments (mainly the United States) did the only thing it could to cover up the crime. It took the publics money, the very people that had been screwed by the Banks in the first place and gave it to the criminals who knew exactly what they were doing.
The sad part is that if you don’t understand that you have had anal penetration like never before, that the whole system is a fraud and that your corrupt government colluded with the Banksters… well to be honest, you will never understand anything in the world we call reality. A great movie that explains this crime is “The Big Short” found on NetFlix. -The Warrior
“What is at first glance merely a scarred landscape becomes poetic evidence of resources spent, nature transformed as well as realized―or failed―hopes and dreams. The aerial images of the Silver Lake Operations at Lake Lefroy and of the pits and tailings at Kalgoorlie, along with the Dampier Salt Ponds are among the most handsome that Burtynsky has ever made. They combine a kind of mapping with a keenly felt experience of all the hard rock grit, dust and labour transforming these arid lands.”
Based on what the daily news is broadcasting, breaking point in the United States of America and elsewhere is imminent. If mainstream is telling the truth, it appears to be self evident. Violence is now happening daily. Murder, police brutality (and against the police), rage, rape, theft….the list goes on. But for some mysterious reason, no one knows why. Oh, sure, the pundits and politicians have answers, as do the mainstream media and talk show hosts. The buffoons that call themselves leaders, or at least, potential leaders, always have some glib and meaningless explanation, usually consisting of three of four words. “We need a wall”… “Kick out the Muslims”…. “Less government involvement”…”…a Carbon Tax…” and on and on. Sound-bites that are as empty and meaningless as the vacuums found inside the “Experts” head.
But is this really what is going on? Recently, Fox News was exposed for hiring a fake intelligence expert (Wayne Simmons), who, according to the Washington Post: “…claimed to be something of an American James Bond… In his public speaking engagements and frequent appearances on Fox News, the purported former CIA operative spoke authoritatively about terrorism and clandestine intelligence operations, which he claimed he helped run for nearly three decades.” – Matt Zapotosky, October 15, 2015
Fakery and disinformation is apparently not a recent problem. In the words of John Swinton, former managing editor, The New York Times (and New York Sun)… “There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print.” This, by-the-way, was over 100 years ago. What do you think the situation is now?
We know that some of the stories on mainstream media are fake and the “alternative” and social outlets are often no better. Why? Well, if you clear way all the dazzle and political clap-trap, it is actually quite simple. It is called “social engineering”. We are being “engineered” using disinformation and a fake controlled reality that is designed by the highest members of society and expedited by their wholly-owned subsidiary known as “government”, then distributed through the controlled media and the fake “alternatives”. They are the enforcers and jackals who sell their souls for financial gain and implement the machinations of the ruling elite. This is also self evident.
However, there are no lack of real social issues to be concerned about. We have people rioting in the streets regarding politicians (Korea), we have protests over clean water (Standing Rock) or the banking system, welfare, healthcare and much more. Our problem though is a lack of coordination or working together for a common goal to solve these issues. We have gun battles taking place in the US similar to an OK coral shoot-out. Daily, Black youth is killing each other due to drug problems, a lack of role models and because they are still marginalized and leaderless. We have some indigenous peoples drinking themselves to death for similar reasons all based on hopelessness. We have homeless and drug addicts living in squalor and disabled hidden away and paid a pittance. Young warriors who went to fight for their country (a bogus patriotic lie, as the real reason is to steal the wealth of another nation), return home only to be disenfranchised, forgotten and left to rot. “Gun control” is a joke. There will never be gun control in America as it is too lucrative and serves the purpose of population control. Police have killed more citizens since 9/11 (estimated to be higher than 5000) than soldiers killed in war over the same period. And, of course, this dire situation is not exclusive to the United States. Several European countries are examples of our “progress” and it is happening elsewhere.
There really is only one problem and that is knowing where the heart of the issue lies. Is there a root cause and if so, what is it? It is not with the outrageous slaughter taking place or the gross injustice that pervades society, every pore saturated with corruption like pigs at a trough. It is with us, the ordinary, peaceful and law-abiding citizen. Why? Because we have allowed this holocaust to happen. When we should or could have done something…when we might have spoken out, we did not. It was left to handful of heroes who had the guts to say “Stop! This is not acceptable”, and look what happened to them. The tragic mistake is always looking for a leader, a guru, a messiah to lead us out of hell and to the promised land. This has never happened and it never will.
But there is hope. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has demonstrated that we have the power. We always had the power, but unfortunately we often give it away. The way forward is conversation and discussion. Not the debates and discussion found on TV, on the news shows, the fake neoliberal pundits that claim they are for society and humanity, but in fact are greedy hipsters espousing expanded kleptocracy. Real grassroots debate, where quantity is replaced with quality. The quality of life, health, happiness, etc. Forming multiple cells as forums for change. We must break our addiction to corporate power, to corporate greed. We must hold the elected politicians responsible and in fact stop electing these shills. Whatever we do, we must do it now, because it is already late. Personal power and personal responsibility is our only hope. -The Warrior
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“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, and our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of…. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.”
–“Propaganda”, written by Edward L. Bernays in 1928
Often it is difficult to know why we do what we do and even harder to understand other people’s behaviour. Maybe we feel that what is obvious to us should be obvious to them, but apparently it does not work that way. And the deciding factor, when talking about behaviour, has to be our psychological state and more specifically our personal beliefs. What many fail to recognize is that the controlling elements of society are experts in understanding both human behaviour and human control. The most powerful “guiding force” is not physical, but psychological and these techniques are studied and understood by those that make policies, laws and decisions for the People.
Unfortunately we are also lazy. The vast majority will never do any meaningful research concerning politics or social issues. We feel that half an hour watching the “News” is all that is necessary to be informed. This is correct if you want to be fully aware of what the controllers want us to know, but this and truth then diverge. The public message is purely designed to appeal to out psychological believe system and herd us in a direction of control so that we are easily exploited. Of course there are also failsafe systems imbedded into the system. Trolling, shilling and “Shooting the Messenger” are all tools used to influence and discredit any opposition. One of the most useful is the job of the apologist and they come in both professional and amateur status.
The traditional role of the professional apologist has been used for millennia in connection to religion. Their job is to take religious texts that are filled with hatred, suffering and pain and then massage them into something palatable to the masses finished off with statements that “God loves you”. However insidious and manipulative these “experts” are, they are not as dangerous as the individual apologist, the private citizen who excuses the criminal behaviour of the governments and officials. Here the citizen has taken a stance of dismissal and disbelief when presented with information that blatantly exposes the fake reality created by our controllers. They dismiss the evil and cruel actions of politicians and officials by claiming that although everyone is a criminal, this particular candidate is the best of the bunch and will do a swell job once elected. Fundamentally, a politician would have to be filmed and broadcast on the 6.00 o’clock news having intercourse with a donkey before anyone would say anything.
-Presidential Race 2016
The current Presidential Race is a glowing example of ignorance and fundamental stupidity on the part of the voter. The “ignorance” that I am talking about falls into two categories: Those who’s intelligence is challenged and those that blatantly ignore the truth. The second group is far more troubling than the first. They are intelligent and educated and do not suffer from the inability to be discerning and picky. However, for some bizarre reason they choose to ignore the data and information that shows the corruptness of the candidates running for Presidency. The only logical explanation is that the individual suffers from some form of mental “virus” such as cognitive dissonance, something that our controllers are well versed with.
“Psy-ops”, or psychological operations, is the technique of psychological manipulation often used during warfare. It is designed to demoralize, deceive and confuse the enemy in the hope that eventually they will capitulate. Unfortunately, similar methods are used daily to influence the public and the usual delivery system is mass-media. Simply put, the owned and controlled media influences the beliefs of the citizen and implants “truths” that are incorrect and false. Unfortunately, most will not look for corroboration and verification of this fraud for themselves as it is more comfortable to believe the lie than the painful truth. We also have to realize that all of the psychological discoveries of the last century and a half are useful tools in the battle for our minds. Combining “Herd mentality” along with fear, conformity and even the Stockholm Syndrome, “…in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors…”, it becomes clear why some many engage in behaviour that is self-defeating and self-destructing in the long term.
It is beyond speculation or theory that Clinton and Trump are friends. Multiple interviews over the years establish this as fact. Although the apologist like to say that they are definitely not friends now (in late October), this is still conjecture and is irrelevant. The issue is that Trump thought highly of Clinton and considered her and her husband to be allies. And this is exactly why Trump was chosen to play the role of adversary in this fake election. The question is why.
The negative reports and allegation concerning the Clinton’s over the years is massive and so it must have been obvious to the “Power behind the throne” (those that actually control events and society), that they had a problem in the marketability of Hillary Clinton. They needed a controlled stooge, fake opposition, to run against her and clear the way for the final showdown. Trump went on to win the Republican Party’s nominee for President. Immediately following this the scandals start to emerge in the final act of this “made for TV” drama. Strange that no one knew about all these issues before hand. And we should not overlook that controlled media and the role that they have played in demonizing Trump and promoting Clinton. Strange again that tapes and videos emerged at just the right time after sitting in vaults for years. Highly believable that none of these scandals were known before? Also talkshow hosts and comedy shows have had a field day in mocking Trump and thus promoting Clinton. All part of the orchestrated and fake reality we live in. But then again, why would we ever believe that any news media or reporter would ever do their job of exposing truth.
For the apologist, none of this is important. It is not important that both Trump and Clinton are friends. It is not important that Clinton’s campaign was sponsored by George Soros to the tune of $6.5 million, the same person who forgave a debt (financial loan) to Trump for around $112 million ($160 million less payback of $48 million) for a second mortgage on one of Trump’s projects in 2004. It is irrelevant to the apologist the claims concerning the murder of dozens of people connected to the Clinton’s. It does not matter about Filegate (FBI files on GOP enemies), the email scandals, Chinagate, Travelgate, Benghazi or the claims of rape by Juanita Broaddrick, and other abused women such as Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones in connection to Bill Clinton. None of these issues have any effect on the brainwashed apologist that is hellbent on committing moral and social suicide. And the sad truth is that the mesmerized fool who brushes aside the overwhelming amount of legitimate issues connected to the Clinton’s (and many other politicians) are responsible for the state of our society. It is not the corrupt and sycophantic politician that is to blame, but the ignorant apologist who, not only lives in a fantasy world, but keeps repeating the same mistakes over and over. We should not blame the psychopaths that feed at the trough, but ourselves for allowing it to happen. As has been said… “If you keep doing what you’re doing, you will get what you got”. -The Warrior
“We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
This often repeated quote is attributed to Einstein (although it could have come from a number of people or just a modern-day meme). Although there is logic in this approach, in regards to voting, apparently it does not apply. So the question is, why not?
Most “Westernized” countries today are called democracies and Greece is usually considered the birthplace. The Greeks used “Direct Democracy” based on natural law, meaning that the individual citizen “meet to discuss all policy, and then make decisions by majority rule”. Unfortunately this was limited to males only. “Direct Democracy” was replaced by an “Indirect” or “Representational” system for practical reasons, where Representatives were chosen by vote to make decisions on behalf of the People. The United States is considered a Democracy, but technically it is a Republic (as stated in the Pledge of Allegiance).
On the surface, this system is considered to be optimal and of course can not be compared to dictatorships, Fascism of Communism, all of which eventually fail. So why does this system appear to be coming apart at the seems, and why is the state of the planet (let alone nation) falling into ruin? The reality, however unpopular, is that the “system” has been hacked, usually through massive donations from interest groups, and although there are multiple examples throughout history, the current Presidential race in the United States is definitive proof that the whole concept of democracy is a sick joke.
-By the numbers
If we examine the statistics, they give us a better understanding of the true situation. Taken from an article that appeared in the New York Times on August 1, 2016, the actual number of people that voted for either Clinton or Trump is as follows:
-The United States is home to 324 million people.
-103 million of them are children, noncitizens or ineligible felons, and they do not have the right to vote. (Balance = 221 million)
-88 million eligible adults do not vote at all, even in general elections.
-An additional 73 million did not vote in the primaries this year, but will most likely vote in the general election.
-The remaining 60 million people voted in the primaries: about 30 million each for Republicans and Democrats.
– But half of the primary voters chose other candidates. Just 14 percent of eligible adults — 9 percent of the whole nation — voted for either Mr. Trump or Mrs. Clinton.”
So the math shows us that out of 221 million eligible US voters, only 60 million actually voted in the Primaries. That is about 27%. Of those, only half voted for either Clinton or Trump equalling 14% (13.57%) collectively. The actual numbers that voted for Trump was 13,300,472 and for Clinton 15,805,136, thus, 6% for Trump and 7.15% for Clinton.
As if these numbers were not insipid enough, we than have to consider the motivation of the voters. In a survey published by the Pew Research Center on 2 September, 2016, it states:
“Among Trump supporters, 44% say their choice is more a vote for Trump than a vote against Clinton, compared with 53% who say their vote is more against Clinton than for Trump. Those who support Clinton are slightly more likely to say their vote is more for the candidate (53%) than to say their vote is against Trump (46%).”
This unbelievable statistic means that out of the 6% of Americans that voted for Trump in the 2016 Primaries, only 44% (5,852,207) voted for him based on the belief that he would make a good President. This means that only 2.64% actually voted for Trump in a positive way and the rest through fear or distrust of Clinton becoming President. For Clinton it was higher at 53% (8,376,722) who voted based her campaign, which equals 3.78%, and the rest was made up of voters who distrusted or disliked Trump. How could anyone consider these stats as a winning display of democracy?
The above statistics don’t lie. The voters that choose Trump based on his campaign, policies, personality, etc., is 2.64% of the voting public. But in terms of the total population of the United States and generations to come, it represents 1.8%. For Clinton, the number was 3.78%, and again in terms of the total population of the United States and generations to come, it represents 2.59%. However, the failure of democracy, is that now the Primaries are over there is only a choice of two dubious candidates and all opposition is eliminated.
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Although this article concentrates on Edward Bernays, often called the “Father of Public Relations”, the art of propaganda and the shaping of public opinion is attributable to many people and now is a fundamental of society. Companies and corporations are employed worldwide in the art of influencing the masses by disguising lies as truth. This fake reality is distributed through mass-media, non so effective as the television.
– Edward Louis Bernays
Bernays was born on November 22, 1891, in Vienna and was a nephew of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer psychoanalyst. In the late 1800s, he and his family moved to America and settled in New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1912 and started a career in journalism.
If you are not familiar with the name Bernays, most likely it is because he ruled supreme in the first half of the last century. Capitalizing on the work of his uncle and other psychiatrists of the era, he studied the works of Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology and combining these with data produced by his uncle, he became the first person to manipulate public opinion using the subconscious. The expression “Selling ice to Eskimos” would be very appropriate when talking about Edward.
The 1800s was an era of inventions and change with an explosion of new ideas, new principles and beliefs; the age of science and reason was in full force. Since the Industrial Revolution had morphed into “Consumerism”, a new approach was needed to tempt the public in buying products (including political ideology) that they either did not need or were completely useless. This is where PR came in and Bernays was the one to perfect its art. It also fits with a particular belief system, that being the premise of the State being of greater importance than the individual and Nazi Germany is our best example to date, although North Korea is possibly a better example. What is so mystifying is why anyone would embrace this type of dominance and control. Bernays expressed this adherence in the following statement with regards to a central government: “…a small, invisible government who understands the mental processes and social patterns of the masses, rules public opinion by consent.”
Personally, when it comes to Bernays, I consider him to be one of the most despicable men to walk the face of the planet. He was a con-artist and huckster, not a man trying to improve society, but one trying to exploit it. He abused this role and although he did not participate directly in wars, massacres and fraud, he was definitely guilty of promoting these crimes and his track-record speaks for itself.
“No one outside America any longer believes the US media or the US government… You can’t believe a word the American media says. If they say anything correct, it’s just an accident.” –Paul Craig Roberts
Bernays’s first major assignment in the corporate world of lying was to work with the American Tobacco Company (ATC). Although smoking was very popular in America during the 1920s, it was strictly a male dominated practice. In fact, female smokers were looked down upon and equated with low morals and easy virtues. ATC realized that they had only captured 50% of the market and were looking for a way to encourage women to smoke their “Lucky Strike” cigarette brand.
“On 31st March 1929, at the height of Easter Parade, a young woman named Bertha Hunt stepped out into the crowded fifth avenue and created a scandal by lightning a Lucky Strike cigarette. The incident was highlighted even more because the press had been informed in advance of Hunt’s course of actions, and had been provided with appropriate leaflets and pamphlets. What they did not know was that Hunt was Bernays’s secretary and that this was the first in a long line of events that was aimed at getting women to puff. Bernays proclaimed that smoking was a form of liberation for women, their chance to express their new found strength and freedom.” -Found at: yourstory.com
–Cancer by the Carton
In the December 1952 edition of the “Reader’s Digest” appeared an article entitled “Cancer by the Carton – Condensed from Christian Herald” by Roy Norr. In this article, there was a reference to a Dr. James Ewing who 26 years earlier had written an essay on cancer prevention stating: “One may hardly aim to eliminate the tobacco habit, but cancer propaganda should emphasize the danger signs that go with it”. That would have been written around 1926/27, proving that the dangers of cigarette smoking has been known for close to 90 years. The article goes on to say, “But what gives grave concern to public health leaders is that the increase in lung-cancer mortality shows a suspicious parallel to the enormous increase in cigarette consumption (now 2500 cigarettes per year for every human being in the United States). We are aware of the terrible devastation that has been cause through smoking and still is.
“Reach for a Lucky instead of a sweet.”
Throughout his career, Bernays had many spectacular victories in the world of Public Relations and became a super-star (and rich) of his age. However, the victories were not just innocent marketing or positive reinforcement of goods and products. Using the information and discoveries from his uncle Sigmund Freud and other psychologists, his greatest triumphs were in peddling the ideas of improvement, morality and righteousness when dealing with issues that were clearly unscrupulous and poisonous. He might be hailed as a forerunner and greatest PR man in history, but this is like saying that Satan knows how to build a fantastic bonfire. It is a wonderful example of immorality and deceit marketed as good, beneficial and wholesome and the ultimate truth is that Bernays, like so many of his mindset, had no regard for the “Common Man” and could not care less how much misery befell the users of the product he peddled or the wars he created. He, along with many, many others, should have been charged with fraud for lying to the public. He is just as guilty as the tyrannical dictators he represented and the manufactures of “cancer sticks” which he so magnificently promoted leading to an epidemic of lung disease. The PR companies are as guilty in this context as the criminals they work for and Bernays fits the bill.
-Bernays Hit parade
After Edward Bernays stunning success in condemning thousands of people to a future appointment with lung cancer it was logical that the United States government put his skill-set to work over-throwing foreign political regimes that they did not approve of, or more accurately, wanted their resources. They included Guatemala, Columbia and Iran.
The strategies he used were simple and basically the same. The dissemination of propaganda (lies) designed to whip the American public into a frenzy of Communist fearmongering. All that the American Government had to do was ensure that there was a US friendly Ruling Elite in power; safeguard their supremacy, and destroy the opposition if it tried to benefit the People. In Guatemala it was actually all about the monopoly of bananas and making sure that the peasants never took control and were kept as slave-labour. The United Fruit Company (Chiquita Banana) was fundamentally a CIA front that considered social progress tantamount to Communism and that was never going to be allowed.
“….the term ‘banana republic’ actually originated in reference to United Fruit’s domination of corrupt governments in Guatemala and other Central American countries. The company brutally exploited virtual slave labor in order to produce cheap bananas for the lucrative U.S. market.” -“The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays & the Birth of PR” – by Larry Tye
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The Monarch program specifically focused on mind-control and programming. Its main purpose was the research of “Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD)”, the splitting of the mind. In order to do this a variety of immoral methods were employed including drugs, torture, psychology and occult rituals along with forced participation in child pornography and prostitution. The desired result would be an asset that could be used as an assassin, for espionage or military purposes or as sex-slaves and human “cameras”. As Dr. Frank Putnam stated in 1989: “I am struck by the quality of extreme sadism that is reported by most MPD victims. Many multiples have told me of being sexually abused by groups of people, of being forced into prostitution by family members, or of being offered as sexual enticement to their mother’s boyfriends…it becomes obvious that severe, sustained, and repetitive child abuse is a major element in the creation of MPD.”
This subject matter is vast and I simply cannot cover its entirety in one article, but there are others who have written about the satanic abuse of children, the brain-washing and remoulding of victims minds and several lawsuits where recovered recipients managed to successfully prosecute. One of the most famous child sex-slaves is Cathy O’Brian, who in her book “Trans-formation of America”, written by Mark Phillips and herself, tells a lurid tale of mental, sexual and physical abuse used to split her mind and creating MPD. This topic morphs into other areas of great concern including “Sex Rings” and child prostitution and their relationship to powerful people, many being politicians. The recent exposure of British disc-jockey Jimmy Savile (Knighted by the Vatican into the Order of St. Gregory the Great. Thus his allegiance was to the Pope) described by police as a “predatory sex offender” who apparently procured children for the use and then disposal by some very important clients, is a horrendous example.
“In other words, they hate life. That’s pretty clear. They have their own version of life, which is like “death” and that’s where their life is … that’s what they feed off of. I would say that most, if not all, secret societies are based on the same concept. Once you cut through all the paraphernalia and symbology of secret societies, you are basically dealing with people who have, for one reason or another, given up on life completely. They are now into the form of life that is involved with death … that’s their territory. And it’s a pretty horrendous thing to say, but I think that would be borne out.” -The CIA, Mind Control & Children” a talk by Jon Rappoport – CKLN FM 88.1 Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
It is extremely difficult for the average person to both admit and understand that these abuses exist. Most of us know about individual psychopaths such as Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy, but they fall into the “lone-gunmen” category just like Oswald the “lone-assassin” of JFK. As soon as we consider that there is a link, a common denominator or possibly a conspiracy, the alarm bells go off and we are once again saved from ever considering that some heinous crime lies at the root of these events perpetrated by a group. However, if we consider the fundamentals of an argument we have two general components; premise and then conclusion. As far as premise is concerned, we have concrete proof of the existence of programs under the heading of MK-ULTRA that includes developing MPD “assets”. We know that governments allowed or enacted sterilization, eugenical policies and lobotomies and we have evidence of brain-implants, testing of LSD, brainwashing and other unethical activities.
It is difficult to distinguish between the various programs run by the CIA under the Project MK-ULTRA umbrella as there were many. “Bluebird” focused on the creation of a “Manchurian Candidate”, meaning an agent that carried out covert missions for the CIA (or other agencies) and yet at the same time was unaware of their own actions and could function well in society, both in a private and public capacity. The book written by Richard Condon was subsequently made into a movie starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey in 1963 and then a remake in 2004 with Denzel Washington and Liev Schreiber. Both were exciting and great entertainment, but, for some of course, it was dismissed as fantasy and the figment of a creative mind. However, it was based on truth.
The CIA were fully engaged in this program in response to the troubling evidence that returning prisoners, following the Korean War, had been brainwashed by the enemy. A declassified CIA memo from 1952 titled “MORI Doc ID: 140401, subject: Special Research, Bluebird” lists the following “…specific problems which can only be resolved by experiment, testing and research…” . They include:
This might not be the “Smoking Gun” but it does establish the fact that mind control through abuse, hypnosis and manipulation was/is a reality and a priority of the time. In another declassified CIA document (#190684) dated 7 Jan, 1953 and headed “Outline of Special H Cases”, it gives a full description of two 19 year old girls that had been reprogrammed through hypnosis (H) that led to the creation of multiple personalities. “These subjects have clearly demonstrated that they can pass from a fully awake state to a deep H controlled state…by telephone, by receiving written matter, or by the use of code, signal, or words and that control of those hypnotized can be passed from one individual to another without great difficulty. It has also been shown by experimentation with these girls that they can act as unwilling couriers for information purposes.” -Found at: groups.google.com
The following is taken from the preface of a book written by Carol Rutz titled “A Nation Betrayed – Secret Cold War Experiments Performed on Our Children and Other Innocent People”. It brings together not only the various programs under the MK-ULTRA heading but also confirms the inclusion of MPD. The Preface states:
“The Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] bought my services at the tender age of four from my grandfather in 1952…the next 12 years, I was tested, trained, and used in various ways. Electroshock, drugs, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, and other types of trauma were used to…split my personality (create multiple personalities for specific tasks). Each alter or personality was created to respond to a post-hypnotic trigger, then perform an act and not remember it later. This “Manchurian Candidate” program was just one of the operational uses of the mind control scenario by the CIA…”
Another program included “Learning models will be instituted in which the subject will be rewarded or punished for his overall performance and reinforced in various ways…with electric shock…drugs and psychological tricks will be used to modify his attitudes.” (doc. # 17395). So here we see the use of electroshock for programming (in this case a Manchurian candidate) and later this was used to cure depression. A versatile tool no question, and establishes that doctors and psychiatrists employing electroshock as a treatment of a mental disorders where probably gathering data for more covert and sinister purposes.
“The major goal of the Cold War mind control programs was to create dissociative symptoms and disorders, including full multiple personality disorder. The capabilities postulated in the first Manchurian Candidate are fact, not fiction, and were created by the CIA in the 1950’s under BLUEBIRD and ARTICHOKE… Experiments with LSD, sensory deprivation, electro-convulsive treatment, brain electrode implants and hypnosis were designed to create amnesia, depersonalization, changes in identity and altered states of consciousness.” -The C.I.A. Doctors: Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists” by Colin A. Ross
“Artichoke” appears to be similar to “Bluebird”, all of which fell under the MK-ULTRA canopy or earlier programs such as BLACKBIRD. Artichoke focused on “special interrogation methods” through the use of hypnosis, drugs and torture. Once hypnotized the subject entered a highly suggestive state and thus could be exploited. Often morphine or similar drugs were used in an attempt to create forced addiction followed by withdrawal. Later the CIA would turn to LSD as its drug of choice. -The Warrior
“…ARTICHOKE was the CIA’S cryptonym for the study and/or use of special interrogation methods…included hypnosis, drugs and total isolation. It grew out of the Agency’s Operation BLACKBIRD and was a forerunner to the Agency’s MKULTRA…mind control techniques experiments attempted to induce amnesia…the use of hypnosis, forced morphine addiction, forced morphine addiction withdrawal, along with other drugs, chemicals, and techniques…to see if it was possible to produce a “Manchurian Candidate… 1954 CIA report asks… “Can an individual of [redacted] descent be made to perform an act of attempted assassination involuntarily under the influence of ARTICHOKE?” –Found at: BACM RESEARCH – paperless archives.com
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