Left/Right Paradigm: How You Are Controlled
argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals
and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right
and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only
to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.
Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that
the American people can "throw the rascals out"
at any election without leading to any profound or extensive
shifts in policy."
~ Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World
in our Time
We are intellectual
Swinton, the foremost journalist of his day,
was asked to toast an independent press at a New York banquet
given in his honour by other journalists.
His response was clear and forthright:
“There is no such thing, at this stage 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 dare write your honest opinions,
and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear
in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions
out of the paper I am connected with.
Other of you are paid similar salaries for similar things,
and any of you who would be foolish as to write honest opinions
would be out on the streets looking for another job.
If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of
my papers, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be
“The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth,
to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet
of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily
bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting
an independent press?
We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance.
Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property
of other men.
“We are intellectual prostitutes.”
John Swinton, New York 1890
the world is more sophisticated
Rockefeller speaking at the
Bilderberger meeting in June 1991 in Baden Baden, Germany.
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the NY Times,
Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors
have attended our meetings and respected their promises of
discretion for almost 40 years....It would have been impossible
for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected
to the lights of publicity during those years.
the world is more sophisticated and
prepared to march towards a world government. The supernational
sovereignty of an intellectual elite and
is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced
in past centuries."
and Templars and Oligarchs Oh My!
Defining Characteristics Of Fascism
Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to
make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs,
and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag
symbols on clothing and in public displays.
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - Because of
fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist
regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain
cases because of "need." The people tend to look the
other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations,
long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
- The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over
the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial
, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists,
4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when there are widespread
domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate
amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected.
Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend
to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes,
traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion
and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented
as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.
6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes to media is directly controlled
by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly
controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople
and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very
7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational
tool by the government over the masses.
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined - Governments in
fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the
nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric
and terminology is common from government leaders, even when
the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to
the government's policies or actions.
9. Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business
aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the
government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial
business/government relationship and power elite.
10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power
of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor
unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations
tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education,
and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics
to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts
and letters is openly attacked.
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes,
the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws.
The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even
forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often
a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost
always are governed by groups of friends and associates who
appoint each other to government positions and use governmental
power and authority to protect their friends from accountability.
It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources
and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen
by government leaders.
14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations
are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by
smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition
candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or
political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media.
Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate
or control elections.
10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto
Abolition of private property
and the application of all rent to public purpose.
The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868), and various
zoning, school & property taxes. Also the Bureau of Land
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
Misapplication of the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution,
1913, The Social Security Act of 1936.; Joint House Resolution
192 of 1933; and various State "income" taxes. We
call it "paying your fair share".
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
We call it Federal & State estate Tax (1916); or reformed
Probate Laws, and limited inheritance via arbitrary inheritance
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
We call in government seizures, tax liens, Public "law"
Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private
land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment
of "terrorists" and those who speak out or write against
the "government" (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the
IRS confiscation of property without due process.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means
of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
We call it the Federal Reserve which is a credit/debt system
nationally organized by the Federal Reserve act of 1913. All
local banks are members of the Fed system, and are regulated
by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation
in the hands of the State.
We call it the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department
of Transportation (DOT) mandated through the ICC act of 1887,
the Commissions Act of 1934, The Interstate Commerce Commission
established in 1938, The Federal Aviation Administration, Federal
Communications Commission, and Executive orders 11490, 10999,
as well as State mandated driver's licenses and Department of
7. Extention of factories and instruments of production owned
by the State, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands,
and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with
a common plan.
We call it corporate capacity, The Desert Entry Act and The
Department of Agriculture. As well as the Department of Commerce
and Labor, Department of Interior, the Evironmental Protection
Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau
of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business
through corporate regulations.
8. Equal liablity of all to labor. Establishment of Industrial
armies, especially for agriculture.
We call it the Social Security Administration and The Department
of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal
bank has caused the need for a two "income" family.
Woman in the workplace since the 1920's, the 19th amendment
of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted
Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Fedral Public Works
Program and of course Executive order 11000.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries;
gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country
by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
We call it the Planning Reorganization act of 1949 , zoning
(Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive
orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public "law"
10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition
of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination
of education with industrial production, etc. etc.
People are being taxed to support what we call 'public' schools,
which train the young to work for the communal debt system.
We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome
Based "Education". from uhuh.com
Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It
was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That
was a time when people believed in truth and regarded truth
as an independent power and not as an auxiliary for government,
class, race, ideological, personal, or financial interest.
Today Americans are ruled by propaganda. Americans have little
regard for truth, little access to it, and little ability to
Truth is an unwelcome entity. It is disturbing. It is off limits.
Those who speak it run the risk of being branded “anti-American,”
“anti-semite” or “conspiracy theorist.”
Truth is an inconvenience for government and for the interest
groups whose campaign contributions control government.
Truth is an inconvenience for prosecutors who want convictions,
not the discovery of innocence or guilt.
Truth is inconvenient for ideologues.
Today many whose goal once was the discovery of truth are now
paid handsomely to hide it. “Free market economists”
are paid to sell offshoring to the American people.
High-productivity, high value-added American jobs are denigrated
as dirty, old industrial jobs. Relicts from long ago, we are
best shed of them. Their place has been taken by “the
New Economy,” a mythical economy that allegedly consists
of high-tech white collar jobs in which Americans innovate and
finance activities that occur offshore. All Americans need in
order to participate in this “new economy” are finance
degrees from Ivy League universities, and then they will work
on Wall Street at million dollar jobs.
Economists who were once respectable took money to contribute
to this myth of “the New Economy.”
And not only economists sell their souls for filthy lucre. Recently
we have had reports of medical doctors who, for money, have
published in peer-reviewed journals concocted “studies”
that hype this or that new medicine produced by pharmaceutical
companies that paid for the “studies.”
The Council of Europe is investigating the drug companies’
role in hyping a false swine flu pandemic in order to gain billions
of dollars in sales of the vaccine.
The media helped the US military hype its recent Marja offensive
in Afghanistan, describing Marja as a city of 80,000 under Taliban
control. It turns out that Marja is not urban but a collection
of village farms.
And there is the global warming scandal, in which NGOs. the
UN, and the nuclear industry colluded in concocting a doomsday
scenario in order to create profit in pollution.
Wherever one looks, truth has fallen to money.
Wherever money is insufficient to bury the truth, ignorance,
propaganda, and short memories finish the job.
I remember when, following CIA director William Colby’s
testimony before the Church Committee in the mid-1970s, presidents
Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan issued executive orders preventing
the CIA and U.S. black-op groups from assassinating foreign
leaders. In 2010 the US Congress was told by Dennis Blair, head
of national intelligence, that the US now assassinates its own
citizens in addition to foreign leaders.
When Blair told the House Intelligence Committee that US citizens
no longer needed to be arrested, charged, tried, and convicted
of a capital crime, just murdered on suspicion alone of being
a “threat,” he wasn’t impeached. No investigation
pursued. Nothing happened. There was no Church Committee. In
the mid-1970s the CIA got into trouble for plots to kill Castro.
Today it is American citizens who are on the hit list. Whatever
objections there might be don’t carry any weight. No one
in government is in any trouble over the assassination of U.S.
citizens by the U.S. government.
As an economist, I am astonished that the American economics
profession has no awareness whatsoever that the U.S. economy
has been destroyed by the offshoring of U.S. GDP to overseas
countries. U.S. corporations, in pursuit of absolute advantage
or lowest labor costs and maximum CEO “performance bonuses,”
have moved the production of goods and services marketed to
Americans to China, India, and elsewhere abroad. When I read
economists describe offshoring as free trade based on comparative
advantage, I realize that there is no intelligence or integrity
in the American economics profession.
Intelligence and integrity have been purchased by money. The
transnational or global U.S. corporations pay multi-million
dollar compensation packages to top managers, who achieve these
“performance awards” by replacing U.S. labor with
foreign labor. While Washington worries about “the Muslim
threat,” Wall Street, U.S. corporations and “free
market” shills destroy the U.S. economy and the prospects
of tens of millions of Americans.
Americans, or most of them, have proved to be putty in the hands
of the police
Americans have bought into the government’s claim that
security requires the suspension of civil liberties and accountable
government. Astonishingly, Americans, or most of them, believe
that civil liberties, such as habeas corpus and due process,
protect “terrorists,” and not themselves. Many also
believe that the Constitution is a tired old document that prevents
government from exercising the kind of police state powers necessary
to keep Americans safe and free.
Most Americans are unlikely to hear from anyone who would tell
them any different.
I was associate editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal.
I was Business Week’s first outside columnist, a position
I held for 15 years. I was columnist for a decade for Scripps
Howard News Service, carried in 300 newspapers. I was a columnist
for the Washington Times and for newspapers in France and Italy
and for a magazine in Germany. I was a contributor to the New
York Times and a regular feature in the Los Angeles Times. Today
I cannot publish in, or appear on, the American “mainstream
For the last six years I have been banned from the “mainstream
media.” My last column in the New York Times appeared
in January, 2004, coauthored with Democratic U.S. Senator Charles
Schumer representing New York. We addressed the offshoring of
U.S. jobs. Our op-ed article produced a conference at the Brookings
Institution in Washington, D.C. and live coverage by C-Span.
A debate was launched. No such thing could happen today.
For years I was a mainstay at the Washington Times, producing
credibility for the Moony newspaper as a Business Week columnist,
former Wall Street Journal editor, and former Assistant Secretary
of the U.S. Treasury. But when I began criticizing Bush’s
wars of aggression, the order came down to Mary Lou Forbes to
cancel my column.
The American corporate media does not serve the truth. It serves
the government and the interest groups that empower the government.
fate was sealed when the public and the anti-war movement bought
the government’s 9/11 conspiracy theory. The government’s
account of 9/11 is contradicted by much evidence. Nevertheless,
this defining event of our time, which has launched the US on
interminable wars of aggression and a domestic police state,
is a taboo topic for investigation in the media.
It is pointless to complain of war and a police
state when one accepts the premise upon which they are based.
These trillion dollar wars have created financing problems for
Washington’s deficits and threaten the U.S. dollar’s
role as world reserve currency. The wars and the pressure that
the budget deficits put on the dollar’s value have put
Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block. Former Goldman
Sachs chairman and U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is after
these protections for the elderly. Fed chairman Bernanke is
also after them. The Republicans are after them as well.
These protections are called “entitlements” as if
they are some sort of welfare that people have not paid for
in payroll taxes all their working lives.
With over 21 per cent unemployment as measured by the methodology
of 1980, with American jobs, GDP, and technology having been
given to China and India, with war being Washington’s
greatest commitment, with the dollar over-burdened with debt,
with civil liberty sacrificed to the “war on terror,”
the liberty and prosperity of the American people have been
thrown into the trash bin of history.
The militarism of the U.S. and Israeli states, and Wall Street
and corporate greed, will now run their course. As the pen is
censored and its might extinguished, I am signing off.
"It's a big club
and you ain't in it." ~ George Carlin
the politicians. The politicians are put there to give
you the idea that you have freedom of choice . . . you don’t.
You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own
everything. They own all the important land. They own, and control
the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid
for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls,
they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the
big media companies, so they control just about all of the news
and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls.
spend billions of dollars every year lobbying . . . lobbying,
to get what they want . . .
Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves
and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they
don’t want . . . they don’t want a population of
citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want
well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking.
They’re not interested in that . . . that doesn’t
help them. That’s
against their interests. That’s right. They don’t
want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table
and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a
system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin' years ago. They
don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient
workers . . .
Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the
machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively
accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay,
the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime
and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect
it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money.
They want your fuckin' retirement money. They want it back so
they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and
you know something? They’ll
get it . . . they’ll get it all from you sooner or later
cause they own this fuckin' place.
It’s a big club and you ain't in it.
You and I are not in The big club.
By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you
over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe.
All day long beating you over the head with their media telling
you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table
has tilted folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice.
Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-working people . . .
white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what color
shirt you have on. Good honest hard-working people continue,
these are people of modest means . . . continue to elect these
rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about you. They
don’t give a fuck about you . . . they don’t give
a fuck about you.
They don’t care about you at all . . . at all . . . at
all, and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s
what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably
remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick
that’s being jammed up their assholes everyday, because
the owners of this country know the truth. It’s called
the American Dream cause you have to be asleep to believe it
. . .”
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Hicks - It's Just a Ride
World is like a ride in an amusement park, and
when you choose to go on it you think it's real, because that's
how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and
round and round, and it has thrills and chills and is very brightly
colored, and it's very loud. And it's fun, for a while.
Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they've
begun to question, 'Is this real, or is this just a ride?',
and other people have remembered, and they've come back to us
and they say 'Hey, don't worry. Don't be afraid, ever, because
this is just a ride.' and we KILL THOSE PEOPLE.
"Shut him up! We have alot invested in this ride! SHUT
HIM UP! Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account,
and my family. This just has to be real."
It's just a ride.
But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that.
You ever noticed that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't
matter, because ... It's just a ride.
And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No
effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. A choice, right
now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear wants you to put
bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off.
The eyes of love, instead see all of us as one.
Here's what we can do to change the world right now, to a better
Take all that money we spent on weapons and defense each year
and instead spend it feeding, clothing, and educating the poor
of the world, which it would many times over, not one human
being excluded, and WE CAN EXPLORE SPACE, TOGETHER, BOTH INNER
AND OUTER, forever ... in peace.
~ Bill Hicks (1961 - 1994)
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