“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”
-Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
“Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.”
– General Douglas McArthur, 1957
“Beware of the newspapers. They will have you hating the oppressed and loving the people doing the oppressing.”
– Malcolm X
“Private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information. It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.”
– Albert Einstein
“Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you’re stupid. Did you hear that? – stupid.”
– Arthur Sylvester, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 1965
“The whole point of brainwashing is that those being brainwashed don’t know it.”
– Graham Haley
And yet it is chillingly true at the same time that the US government has gone further than any previous government—not excluding Stalin’s—in setting up machinery that satisfies certain tendencies that are in the genetic code of totalitarianism. One is the ambition to invade personal privacy without check or possibility of individual protection. This was impossible in the era of mere phone wiretapping, before the recent explosion of electronic communications—before the cellphones that disclose the whereabouts of their owners, the personal computers with their masses of personal data and easily penetrated defenses, the e-mails that flow through readily tapped cables and servers, the biometrics, the street-corner surveillance cameras. But now, to borrow the name of an intelligence program from the Bush years, “Total Information Awareness” is technologically within reach.
The Bush and Obama administrations have taken giant strides in this direction. That China and Russia—and Britain, and many other countries—have done the same is hardly comforting to the humble individual under the eye of the universal spying apparatus. A second totalitarian tendency has been the ambition to control the entire globe—a goal built into fascist as well as communist ideologies of the early twentieth century. In Hannah Arendt’s words, “Evidence that totalitarian governments aspire to conquer the globe and bring all countries on earth under their domination can be found repeatedly in Nazi and Bolshevik literature.” Neither achieved it, or even came close.
But now, in the limited arena of information, a sort of shadow or rudiment of this ambition is near realization by the “sole superpower,” the United States. Much attention has been paid to Americans’ loss of privacy rights, but relatively overlooked in the debate over the government’s surveillance activities (at least in the United States) has been that all foreign communications—including those occurring in the lands of close allies, such as Germany—are fair game and are being swept into the US data banks.
===Surveillance Nation (Victor Navasky, Eric Foner, Patricia Williams, Christopher Hitchens, Laura Flanders, Diana Trilling, Jonathan Schell, Naomi Klei, Christopher Hayes, Fred Cook, Frank Donner and Jaron Lanier)
This new reality in the world, coupled with the fact that the world’s population has never been so vast, presents a challenge to elites seeking to dominate people all over the world who are aware and awakened to the realities of social inequality, war, poverty, exploitation, disrespect, imperialism and domination. This directly implies that these populations will be significantly more challenging to control: economically, politically, socially, ps psychologically and spiritually. Thus, from the point of view of the global oligarchy, the only method of imposing order and control – on this unique and historical human condition – is through the organized chaos of economic crises, war, and the rapid expansion and institutionalization of a global scientific dictatorship. Our hope is their fear; and our greatest fear is their only hope.
==The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order; The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom, by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Youtube does not seem to allow the full clip of this scene to be reproduced, but basically young Cole goes on to describe the dead people he sees as seemingly going on about their “lives” without knowing they are dead. Such is the state of the vast majority of Americans and, in fact, most of the citizens of what is now nothing but a mirage, a Potemkin Village of what is still falsely described as Western “Civilization.” The extraordinarily persistent fascination with all things Zombie or Vampire is either one of history’s most coincidental jokes on the state of human consciousness in the West or, and though likely remote, the chance of it all simply being part of the “plan” of turning the populations of America and the rest into brainwashed figurative Zombies. Either way, the joke is still on us.
I have been unable to focus on posting over the past week or so. Overwhelmed by the relentless cold and poor weather in the East Coast of New England and the constant stream of evidence of the blatant hypocrisy and corruption all around us not only in Washington and the MSM, but practically under every stone in this land as well as overseas. My battle with depression seemed to be losing ground. The lack of any visible public revulsion outside of the absurdities of the major media and the ideologically blinded corners of both sides of the political spectrum within the alternative competition during the last few weeks has driven me to personal despair.
I see dead people going about their cocooned existences, particularly acutely here in America, without a clue as to the reality of their delusions, nor the powerful brainwashing that has facilitated them. America has become the land of the walking dead, transfixed by a muscular gay heart-throb parading on the stage at the Oscars in his jockey shorts with a prodigious bulge on full display and the sexual transformation of Bruce Jenner and the absurd ongoing fascination with all things Kardashian. I see absolutely no cure except the cold, shocking awakening most of us will suffer when this nation and a great part of the world is finally pushed over the abyss. Either we will finally find our voices and scream bloody revolt or we will simply succumb to a permanent state of brain death. Reality and truth are a bitch, but not seeking it is far, far worse.
If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings.
== Leonardo da Vinci
Humans grab at ideas because ideas knit them together in groups of people who agree with them. They provide the comfort of companionship and mutual aid. That’s one way memes seduce humans into their power. What are some of the others? Memes ride the human mind by offering the men and women who spearhead their cause a richer life. Fidel Castro, who carved out a slice of the New World to feed the Marxist-Leninist meme, acquired the run of half-a-dozen homes, a fleet of Mercedes-Benz limousines, Russian Gazik jeeps, luxuriously wood-paneled helicopters, a fishing villa, boats, gourmet foods, fine scotch, and what may be the ultimate luxury—a personal pâté chef.315 Memes frequently make the temptation to riches and power even sweeter by disguising the pursuit of these prizes as selfless idealism, ascetic dedication to a cause. Castro, after all, was not a greedy man but a dedicated “idealist.”
Memes also seduce us with the illusion of control, thus tweaking our hormones into higher gear and turning up the vigor of our immune system. What’s more, the insights and technologies they produce sometimes actually do help us get a handle on the elusive forces of our fate. These enticements are some of the reasons humans embrace the meme. But why does a meme grab onto humans? So it can use a social bunch as a tool for self-expansion, driving a superorganism like a tank (more about that in our next chapter). Memes have an ultimate ambition: taking vast chunks of the world into their possession and restructuring it according to their form.
==The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History (Bloom, Howard)
The power of the progressive, socialist, fascist memes are what are driving America and the West towards a systemic collapse and an authoritarian tyranny. They control all aspects of our current political and socioeconomic culture, despite many thinking otherwise. We are being played the fool in a tragedy of our own making, for we seem unwilling to use our God given capacities and immunities to reject the enveloping controls of memes that are the antithesis of all that this nation’s founders attempted to perpetuate in their words, deeds and parchments they left for posterity.
There are three kinds of people: the Sheeple, the wolves in sheep clothing and the seekers of the truth, aware of chaos and the approaching socioeconomic collapse into a dysfunctional global tyranny. Never, ever, in the history of humankind has there ever been a period of such deep seated global delusion, fraud, brazen criminality and interconnected lies all propagated and supported by fascist, self-serving governments that barely maintain the fiction of democracies. One does not have to go to the surreal extremes of alternative dimensional lizard beings manipulating holographic illusions from Saturn to understand that the world has, indeed, become as fictitious as if it were a reality from David Icke and the Archons. No matter what one calls the synchronous disintegration of America and global civilization it is happening. It is happening on an accelerating basis.
The Sheeple, though the designation speaks for itself, are also divided into various subsets, but let’s just break this vast majority of humanity into the willfully ignorant and the truly ignorant. Perhaps, the truly ignorant should be subjected to one more simple division: the stupid and the obtuse. Stupid is a genetic issue, for the most part, but is very relevant today as there is a growing body of statistical, scientific research that would indicate that “western” people are becoming stupider, less intelligent based on IQ and other quantifiable measures (yes, the “evidence” is refutable). But. with average IQ’s in America hovering around slightly less than 100, which is one study, and these studies all should be heavily discounted at least as to absolute scores, the United States ranked 19th in global IQ stature, there are still plenty of us who would, unfortunately qualify as bordering on the edge of stupid, and I hope no offense is taken by the intelligence challenged among us all.
If we are, in fact getting innately dumber, it could be because of a myriad of reasons from immigrational effects to pesticide consumption and the ingestion of other chemicals, from Fluorides to Aspartame. It certainly can not be evolutionary, as the measurement time frames are far to short for that. The category of the obtuse is simply one that includes all those who are just unaware of the world outside of their immediate existence, primarily due to a poor education, regardless of cause. The willfully ignorant, although aware of the lies, deceptions and illusions that surround them, have consciously decided to avoid all inquiry and truth seeking, because either they are simply indolent and content in their false sense of worldly security watching football, the Walking Dead or some other form of mind numbing entertainment (and I do succumb to a few of these American past times as well) , or they know that not knowing is a mentally and emotionally more enjoyable path to follow under the willfully chosen banner of “ignorance is bliss.”
The “Wolves in Sheep Clothing” are almost entirely populated by our power elites, the control elites that occupy the canyons of Wall and High Streets, the cesspools and back alleys of the political capitals of the world, the titans of the transnational corporations and the many, many very aware, purposeful minions that serve them all. They are bound by no laws, constitutional constraints nor do they believe themselves to be held to any moral, ethical or religious servitude. They direct and totally control the immense, deep propaganda machinery that has come to dominate the entire consciousness and mind of the Sheeple, using their direct control of the global media to the educational institutions of “higher learning” to the very classrooms filled with the children of Sheeple. From the first pre-school to the constant barrage of messages given subliminally or overtly, the Wolves direct most of the populations belief systems. Regardless of contrary individual professions and self-delusional beliefs, the Wolves and their progeny are inherently destructive and as a group, backed by the coercive powers of the State, they are innately evil.
Then there are the few, the seekers of truth. This grouping represents a small but growing percentage of the human population. There are many, many subcategories within this designation which are based on assumptions pertaining to the ultimate reality anticipated or thought to exist. However far out some of these anticipated “true” end realities may be, and some of these, no matter how well thought out, may be intellectually so strange that the truth seeker runs the risk of being sidetracked back into a state of Sheepleness!, they all have one absolute common initial element. They all start with the premise that the world, as most perceive it today, is corrupted beyond an easy conscious recognition. It is a Potemkin Village, constructed out of lies, falsehoods, deep deceptions and fabricated, manipulated illusions all interwoven into a fabric that seduces us in myth, false hopes and ultimately very dangerous belief systems designed, intentionally or otherwise to subjugate America and “Western civilization” into a state of paranoid, internally divisive docility to increasing authoritarian, fascist corporatist rule.
Stop reading this passage for a minute. Stop doing whatever task this missive, from an intellectually challenged, depressive unknown citizen of America and the world, sidetracked you from and look about you. Really look about you and try and feel the fabric of reality, the chaos that is enveloping the world. Follow the money, the power and the control, for it is through control that the money and power are derived. Discard all the bullshit you are bombarded with from the media, from all sides of the major political parties and practically every organ of mainstream informational distribution, even in many cases from the very church pulpits you may have expected to receive truth from, and “hear the approaching thunder, which will destroy us too” for the chaos is real, from Hong Kong to the Levant, from Washington to Ferguson, London to Kiev and to all the world’s financial markets, it is all heading towards a crescendo. Behind the thunder, if you listen to your heart and your unconscious thoughts, you can hear clearly the cacophony of collapse. Planned, manipulated or simply evolution matters little, it is coming and coming very soon.