“The common interests elude public opinion entirely” and can only be understood and managed by a “specialized class” of “responsible men” who are smart enough to figure things out. –Walter Lippman, Creel Commision and elitist propaganda banner waver.
This theory asserts that only a small elite, the intellectual community that the Deweyites were talking about, can understand the common interests, what all of us care about, and that these things “elude the general public.”
The liberal democratic theory and Marxism-Leninism are very close in their common ideological assumptions.
We’ll drive the stupid masses toward a world that they’re too dumb to understand for themselves.
There is the bewildered herd, and they have a function in democracy too. Their function in a democracy, he said, is to be “spectators,” not participants in action. But they have more of a function than that, because it’s a democracy. Occasionally they are allowed to lend their weight to one or another member of the specialized class. In other words, they’re allowed to say, “We want you to be our leader” or “We want you to be our leader.”
The compelling moral principle is that the mass of the public are just too stupid to be able to understand things.
So we need something to tame the bewildered herd, and that something is this new revolution in the art of democracy: the manufacture of consent. The media, the schools, and popular culture have to be divided. For the political class and the decision makers they have to provide them some tolerable sense of reality, although they also have to instill the proper beliefs.
The unstated premise—and even the responsible men have to disguise this from themselves–has to do with the question of how they get into the position where they have the authority to make decisions. The way they do that, of course, is by serving people with real power, private power.
They have to be deeply indoctrinated in the values and interests of private power and the state-corporate nexus that represents it. If they can achieve that, then they can be part of the specialized class. The rest of the bewildered herd basically just have to be distracted.
They have a conception of what democracy ought to be: It ought to be a system in which the specialized class is trained to work in the service of the masters, the people who own the society.
The bewildered herd is a problem. We’ve got to prevent their roar and trampling. We’ve got to distract them. They should be watching the Superbowl or sitcoms or violent movies. Every once in awhile you call on them to chant meaningless slogans like “Support our troops.”
You’ve got to keep them pretty scared, because unless they’re properly scared and frightened of all kinds of devils that are going to destroy them from outside or inside or somewhere, they may start to think, which is very dangerous, because they’re not competent to think.
Therefore it’s important to distract them and marginalize them.
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (Chomsky, Noam) —One of Chomsky’s most concise and readable books. He is dead on.
The final battle is on, but almost no one but the small cadre of very select elites that truly own the system and to whom all the other power elites and sycophantic wannabes serve, have a clue. Please, get prepared. The real new normal is going to be radically more disruptive and dangerous than most dystopian nightmares.
For those out there who have paid any attention to what I have written about for the past several years, you will know that what Mike Adams discusses below is about as right as anything out there, except, perhaps for the missing ingredient: the chaos in America and the world that is soon to escalate into bloody domestic violence and global war is all part of the plan. However, I cannot stress enough that the plan has been accelerated to respond to the power elites having underestimated rise of awareness on the part of the American and European populations, an awareness enhanced by the still uncontrolled global worldwide web, the internet. Because there is still an avenue for the masses to find a method for connectivity in a way that obviates the power structures control of all the traditional methods of indoctrination and propaganda, serving as the function that the union halls and churches and the few independent newspapers once did years ago; a platform for those who are rebelling from the yoke of the control systems put in place over the past 100 plus years.
This is why Obama and the elites want the United Nations to take control of the internet. This is why the major platforms for the masses to read and discuss the alternative realities that contradict the memes and propaganda and thus the perception control systems of the ruling elites are rapidly towards an Orwellian mode where unacceptable beliefs are culled and eliminated. From Google to Facebook and beyond the noose is tightening, however not fast enough, at least not yet, to totally obviate the ability for the “bewildered herd” to discover the truth, to prepare for what lies ahead. Things out there have very likely gotten out of hand, of script and increasingly frightening to the power elites, as they have come to far towards their goals of total control over the West and then the world.
BREXIT, the increasing repudiation of the transnationalist agenda as evidenced in the rebellion against the two major trade deals that were designed to enhance only one group, the transnational corporations and the powers behind them. The global revolution against one of the most evil corporations in the world, Monsanto, has been going on for years now and very likely gave impetus to the original plans for legalized transnational corporate theft on a scale as yet never achieved. This will all end soon, it will be suppressed as will all who stand in the way of the internationalist, one world government agenda; a world ruled by an elite that have no intention of abiding by the rule of law or the morality of the masses. Pedophiles, murderers, warmongers and atheist cultural humanists and self-appointed masters of all of humanity with all of us distracted by our need to survive.
The herd is rebelling in America. The herd is rebelling in Britain and in Europe. “The bewildered herd is a problem. We’ve got to prevent their roar and trampling. We’ve got to distract them.”
What will the distraction be?
Massive civil unrest in America, the imposition of martial law and the suspension of individual rights. Freezing the bank accounts and financial assets of those opposed to the elites agenda and control. Obviation of the people’s vote in BREXIT, it will not be allowed. All out war in the Middle East, the Balkans and Ukraine. Food scarcities as a weapon. The end of a free and open internet. These people will never, never give up power for the corruption is so deep, so morally and ethically perverse that war and bloodshed are not remotely off the table. Certainly not for a ruling elite that has zero empathy for the suffering of the masses, maybe not even of that of their own. Everything going on in this nation and around the world, the chaos, the terrorism and death, all of it is only about one thing; control. Sad that so many, even those who believe in noble or religious cause, are but pawns in a game that is about to ratcheted up to bloody, fevered pitch.
Must read. The need to prepare, even if only mentally, to what lies ahead may be critical for your survival.
Chaos will erupt across America in less than 100 days… no matter who wins the election.
The clock is ticking for America. There are 70 days remaining until the presidential election, and after the results are counted, America will be a tinderbox ready to explode no matter who wins.
What follows is an educated analysis of the political friction now escalating in America. Note carefully that nothing in this article should be construed as any intention to call for violence of any kind. I do reference such acts, however, as part of human history as well as likely outcomes in our near future. What I’m offering here is an analysis and a warning, along with a call to prepare for what’s coming.
If Trump wins, the left goes full terror
As I’ve publicly predicted numerous times over the last year, if Donald Trump wins, the radical extreme leftists go on a violent rampage that leads to the rest of us begging for martial law. After half a dozen cities burn with riots and looting, Trump invokes a national emergency, deploying National Guard troops across the most devastated urban areas, and the radical left finds itself in a shooting war with the government.
If Hillary Clinton wins, all the Trump supporters who have been violently assaulted, spat upon and physically attacked by the radical left un-holster their concealed weapons and start shooting back. This quickly escalates into open warfare between lunatic leftist Hillary supporters and armed Trump “Second Amendment” people who basically figure they’ve got nothing left to lose anyway, so why not fight to save America?