Monday, May 24, 2010

Today, As Per Way Back Then

Interesting how much what we know as now can be derived from the past.

Some retrospects of today:

Nineteen Eighty-Four a.k.a. 1984 (Published in 1948) - This impressive and fascinating novel written by George Orwell talks about the unity of nations into what we now call Unions [e.g. European Union]. There are constant wars worldwide and foreign "terror threats", especially from areas in Asia. A massively huge relating concept is that the leader of these foreign terrorists is a "Gottee-Bearded Man, of Jewish Descent" [consider the bearded Osama bin Laden] - the face of terror. The man the world despises and unites under their hatred. It has mention of heavy government surveillance [what we are having now, especially in the United States - they can now watch you through your webcam and via insects] and of a Big Brother aspect. The concept of children being taken as part of the State [rather than the parents being their authoritative figures] and brainwashed at an early age via government education [as they are doing now], how anyone who thinks outside of what the State or Party deems a suitable thought is a criminal of the State/Party [have you seen John McCain's new bill proposal?] - hence the novel's ThoughtPolice. It discusses sexual repression, but if you look at today, sex seems to be a good way to occupy the masses minds - plus it sells have you seen the new IPPF proposal?]. There is even mention of history being altered as per the Party propaganda agenda - if you look at education and what history has become now; forgotten and misinterpreted, falsely forged - it's a fact that America has literally dubbed down the quality of their education system. Emotion is concealed and for the most part it is absence amongst people. It also talks about Social Security and the leadership being a pyramid shaped governing system: Ahem!

READ THE BOOK! - Another good one by the same author is Animal Farm

Equilibrium (2002) - This is a great movie that somehow was a mishap in the box-offices. It stars Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Dominic Purcell, Taye Diggs, William Fitchner, Emily Watson and was Written and Directed by Kurt Wimmer. It is set in an extremely Fascist world in which a similar dystopian setting is in place. It features some unique and stunning combat techniques and action sequences. Something I found similar to today in this film was the hiding of history and culture, especially in America. What we were is no longer cherished, it is another
forgotten aspect. Also, in this film, emotion does not exist amongst people, unless it is brought forth by something. Every individual is trained to hide their emotion. There is also a "medication" which is prescribed to everyone, a sedative to keep them under the States control.


Fahrenheit 451 (1951) - Another impressive dystopian novel, only this one was written by Ray Bradbury. Its main focus is around futuristic "firemen" which, rather than putting fires out, their job is to burn all books. Reading is outlawed and thus critical-thinking is eluded. This in someways has relativity towards today in the fact that historical books are nothing more than garbage, or, something to place in the fireplace. There is no meaning to reading what was once written and what has much potential knowledge and information. There has actually been a recent flooding of novels and ebooks, especially political based, a lot of politician auto-biographies (guaranteed most are ghost written) and biographies, all expressing the same opinions and views.



"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
– George W. Bush, 43rd US President

"There's three things to remember: claim everything, explain nothing, deny everything."
– Senator Prescott Bush (Skull and Bones, 1917) The Bush family patriarch made the above statement in a 1966 interview for Columbia University's oral history project on the Eisenhower administration. Prescott Bush said that political dictum had been explained to him by Claire Boothe Luce, congresswoman, ambassador and wife of Time-Life media magnate Henry Luce (Skull and Bones 1920)

"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."
– Henry Kissinger, National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under Richard Nixon, and Secretary of State under Gerald Ford

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false."
-- William Casey, CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)

"The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media."
– William Colby, former CIA director

"It is also a fact that America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America's power, especially its capacity for military intimidation. Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is, defense spending) and the human sacrifice (casualties, even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization."
— Zbignew Brzezinski—from The Grand Chessboard, 1997

"The world is divided in to three classes of people: a very small group that makes things happen, a somewhat larger group that watches things happen, and the great multitude which never knows what happened."
– Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, 1931 Nobel Peace Prize winner

"If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government's ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees."
– Bill Clinton

"The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people."
– Bill Clinton

"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans."
– Bill Clinton, U.S.A. Today, 11 March 1993

"As America becomes an increasingly multicultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstances of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat."
-- Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

"Fascism is on the march today in America. Millionaires are marching to the tune. It will come in this country unless a strong defense is set up by all liberal and progressive forces... A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government, and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. Aboard ship a prominent executive of one of America's largest financial corporations told me point blank that if the progressive trend of the Roosevelt administration continued, he would be ready to take definite action to bring fascism to America."
– William Dodd, former Ambassador to Germany, 1938

"In order to bring a nation to support the burdens of maintaining great military establishments, it is necessary to create an emotional state akin to war psychology. There must be the portrayal of an external menace. This involves the development to a high degree of the nation-hero, nation-villain ideology and the arousing of the population to a sense of sacrifice. Once these exist, we have gone a long way on the path to war."
- John Foster Dulles

"This [the U.S. Constitution] is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism... when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other."
– Benjamin Franklin

"Few trends could so thoroughly undermine the very foundations of our free society as the acceptance by corporate officials of a social responsibility other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible."
– Milton Friedman

"It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion."
--Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play."
--Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

"The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over."
--Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
--Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
--Adolf Hitler

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.
--Adolf Hitler

"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."
– Adolf Hitler

"It also gives us a very special, secret pleasure to see how unaware the people around us are of what is really happening to them."
– Adolf Hitler

"The greatness of every mighty organization embodying an idea in this world lies in the religious fanaticism and intolerance with which, fanatically convinced of its own right, it intolerantly imposes its will against all others."
– Adolf Hitler

"The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one."
--Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

" the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted… they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie… It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously."
– Adolf Hitler, Main Kampf

"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."
– J. Edgar Hoover

"To the extent that the United States was governed by anyone during the decades after World War Il, it was governed by the President acting with the support and cooperation of key individuals and groups in the executive office, the federal bureaucracy, Congress, and the more important businesses, banks, law firms, foundations, and media, which constitute the private sector’s ‘Establishment’."
– Samuel P. Huntington, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

"Those who own the country ought to govern it."
– John Jay, first chief justice of the United States, 1787

"We have about half the world's wealth ...but only 5 percent of its population.... In this situation ... our real job in the coming years is to devise a pattern of relationships which permit us to maintain this position of disparity... To do so we have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming, ... concentrate everywhere on our immediate national objectives...[and] deal in straight power concepts. The less we are hampered by idealistic slogans, the better."
George Kenan [Department of State Policy Planning Study No. 23, 1948].

In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill ... All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself."
– Alexander King, Bertrand Schneider - founder and secretary, respectively, of the Club of Rome - The First Global Revolution, pp.104-105

"Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac."
– Henry Kissinger, 56th U.S. Secretary of State and 1973 Nobel Prize-Winner for Peace

"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."
– Henry Kissinger

"Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy."
– Henry Kissinger

"Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government."
– Henry Kissinger

"What we in America call terrorists are really groups of people that reject the international system..."
– Henry Kissinger

"Covert action should not be confused with missionary work."
– Henry Kissinger, about the CIA's betrayal of Iraqi Kurds,

"[The New World Order] cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the most
significant single component. Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United
States to change it's perceptions."
-- Henry Kissenger, World Affairs Council Press Conference, April 19th 1994

"Control the oil and you can control entire Continents. Control food and you control people."
-- Henry Kissenger

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervour - 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 MacArthur (1880-1964) WWII Supreme Allied Commander of the Southwest Pacific, Supreme United Nations Commander

"Capital must protect itself in every way... Debts must be collected and loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law applied by the central power of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principle men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd."
– J.P. Morgan

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power."
– Benito Mussolini

"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people."
– Theodore Roosevelt

"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, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 1965

"We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
– David Rockefeller (Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank)

"Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao's leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history."
– David Rockefeller

"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National autodetermination practiced in past centuries."
-- David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting in June of 1991

"For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."
-- David Rockefeller - From Rockefeller's "Memoirs"

"The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it's profits or so dependant on it's favors, that there will be no opposition from that class."
-- Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863

"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws."
-- Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson, and I am not wholly excepting the administration of W.W. (Woodrow Wilson.) The country is going through a repetition of Jackson's fight with the Bank of the United States—only on a far bigger and broader basis."
– Franklin D Roosevelt

"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that... I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."
-- Ariel Sharon, Israeli Prime Minister, October 3, 2001

"You kill one person it’s a tragedy, you kill ten thousand people it a statistic."
– Joseph Stalin [Iosif Vissarionovich Djugashvili] (1879-1953)

"Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past."
– Joseph Stalin

"The easiest way to gain control of the population is to carry out acts of terror the public will clamor for such laws if the personal security is threatened."
-- Joseph Stalin

"I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in ’47, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo."
– Harry S Truman (1884-1972) 33rd President of the United States, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Senator

"If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany and that way let them kill as many as possible."
– Harry S Truman

"Our strategy [after the fall of the Soviet Union] must now refocus on precluding the emergence of any potential future global competitor."
– U.S. Defense Planning Guidance, 1992

"Oh Mortal Man, is there nothing you cannot be made to believe?"
-- Adam Weishaupt

"We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world - no longer a Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men."
-- Woodrow Wilson

"Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."
- Woodrow Wilson

"It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
-- Henry Ford