As W. Cleon Skousen states in The Naked Capitalist: As I see it, the great contribution which Dr. Carroll Quigley unintentionally made by writing Tragedy and Hope was to help the ordinary American realize the utter contempt which the network leaders have for ordinary people. Human beings are treated en masse as helpless puppets on an international chess board where giants of economic and political power subject them to wars, revolution, civil strife, confiscation, subversion, indoctrination, manipulation and deception
==Tragedy and Hope 101: The Illusion of Justice, Freedom, and Democracy (Plummer, Joseph)
Each civilization is born in some inexplicable fashion and, after a slow start, enters a period of vigorous expansion, increasing its size and power, both internally and at the expense of its neighbors, until gradually a crisis of organization appears. When this crisis has passed and the civilization has been reorganized, it seems somewhat different. Its vigor and morale have weakened. It becomes stabilized and eventually stagnant. After a Golden Age of peace and prosperity, internal crises again arise. At this point there appears, for the first time, a moral and physical weakness which raises, also for the first time, questions about the civilization’s ability to defend itself against external enemies. Racked by internal struggles of a social and constitutional character, weakened by loss of faith in its older ideologies and by the challenge of newer ideas incompatible with its past nature, the civilization grows steadily weaker until it is submerged by outside enemies, and eventually disappears.
In most civilizations the long-drawn agony of the Age of Conflict finally ends in a new period, the Age of the Universal Empire. As a result of the imperialist wars of the Age of Conflict, the number of political units in the civilization are reduced by conquest.
Of approximately twenty civilizations which have existed in all of human history, we have listed sixteen. Of these sixteen, twelve, possibly fourteen, are already dead or dying, their cultures destroyed by outsiders able to come in with sufficient power to disrupt the civilization, destroy its established modes of thought and action, and eventually wipe it out. Of these twelve dead or dying cultures, six have been destroyed by Europeans bearing the culture of Western Civilization.
It is not yet clear whether Western Civilization will continue along the path marked by so many earlier civilizations, or whether it will be able to reorganize itself sufficiently to enter upon a new, fourth, Age of Expansion. If the former occurs, this Age of Conflict will undoubtedly continue with the fourfold characteristics of class struggle, war, irrationality, and declining progress. In this case, we shall undoubtedly get a Universal Empire in which the United States will rule most of Western Civilization. This will be followed, as in other civilizations, by a period of decay and ultimately, as the civilization grows weaker, by invasions and the total destruction of Western culture.
[The power elite’s] goal is nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.”
==Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time (Quigley, Carroll)
Every bureaucracy, no matter how large or small, is formed to serve a higher purpose, but almost all end up serving their own concerns above everything else. History proves that the people at the head of bureaucracies often come to confuse the narrow interests of their own group with those of the entire nation. They often believe that their role is the most important one that serves the good of everyone, when that is rarely the case.
==The War State: The Cold War Origins Of The Military-Industrial Complex And The Power Elite, 1945-1963 (Swanson, Michael)
In order to have a dictatorship one must have a single branch holding most of the reins of power. Once you have this, a dictatorship is inevitable.
Those who control the President indirectly gain virtual control of the whole country.
==None Dare Call It Conspiracy (Allen, Gary)
We are in the last weeks before America and the world discovers whether we will be ruled by a dictatorship of the technocrats and globalists of the Hidden State and the wealth and power elites that direct them or have a chance of reclaiming the destiny of America that our nation’s founders hoped for. We will confirm their failure?
This is an excellent video–a Must Watch. Time is wasting away and the doomsday clock of tyranny and nuclear war is ticking relentlessly towards midnight. Take the damn time out of you day and learn the reality denied to you and your children by a system of indoctrination and brainwashing created by the likes of John Dewey, a founder of the American Fabian Society as well as the co-creator of the first Humanist Manifesto both of which planned to destroy the American nation, the family and Christianity.
The corruption of our nation goes far back through generations, culminating in what is now the most critical year in American history. There could be few with the long history of corruption that the elites could place in the White House more appropriate for the final days of the American experiment with republican government than the Clinton’s, whose depth of evil will very likely never be known. What the controlling elites and propagandists did not anticipate in their well mapped out strategy of killing America as a unified democratic nation, one so close to being successful, was the power of distributed knowledge outside of their direct control: the Internet.
This is why Obama relinquished control over the most important tool of knowledge and truth ever created to the United Nations and all of the autocratic suppressors of freedom around the globe. It will not be long before our only source of truth is strangled. It is a race between Armageddon or slavery on one side and a resurgence of humanity’s interrupted eternal march towards freedom.
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