July 14, 2010 (#620)
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt July 14, 2010:
Propaganda for This Price, Man
What a Steal,
Slaughter is Hygienized and Plunder Isn't Real:
"4.7 Billion Dollars Spent on Information
Ensuring Pentagon's P.R. Gets the Media Prominence,
Psychological Propaganda, Little Truths with Massive Spin,
From "Information Warriors" Who Hope the Spin Sinks In,
Of Course All Media's Engaged in Shaping Public Thinking,
Easy to Deceive Very Naive, Who Repeat it Without Blinking,
Both Huxleys and B. Russell via Books the Message Sent
To Those Who Should Know Better, Still Give Their Consent
By Participating in the Pantomime Called Democracy
Which was Buried by the U.N., Long Underground it's Lay,
The Crowds' Demand Government Be Generous and Kind,
Most People Love Their Servitude, Rest don't Really Mind"
© Alan Watt July 14, 2010
Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - July 14, 2010 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)
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We go into all areas that cover the big picture of the New World Order and a lot of its history to show you that nothing happens by chance in the time that you are living. In the actual life span that you live nothing on a major scale happens by chance or comes out of the blue as some kind of political proposal by whomever and whatever party. Things are planned way above politics. In fact most of it comes way above even the top international corporations, although the corporations are definitely above politics. They tell the politicians what to do and politicians in fact have to go to – as soon as they get into office, since they know nothing about politics in the first place; they are generally hack lawyers up to their eyes in debt. They go right to the specialists in certain areas and these are outside of government areas. These are all private firms, like the RAND Corporation. All you have to do is own the RAND Corporation and you can influence the world and all the other corporations that deal in specialized areas. That is how the world is really run and it has been for an awful long time.
It’s those guys who came up with all of the ideas of a global society, what kind of society it would be, how they prepare our minds for this society, and how they would alter the cultures, and how you would have basically a multicultural society, where no one marries eventually, no one. Even with the ethnic groups too, after a generation or so they don’t marry either. They are right into the same system, a system that philosophers talked about for thousands of years. Plato talked about it too in his book, The Republic. The perfectly ordered, eugenically controlled society where everyone shares all women in common. We now call it promiscuity, but it’s here. You didn’t think that’s what it was did you? I'll be back with more after this break.
Hi folks. I'm Alan Watt and we're Cutting Through The Matrix. The matrix is the big system in which we are born. It’s preexistent for every generation. We don’t plan it. We are born into it and yet we are told to adopt it, accept it, and we are given whatever norms are given at the time. The culture industry, the education system, all these things work together to create a form of reality for us, for our time only because there is always a purpose behind that which they give you. They can be temporary because they’ve always got another step to go after that and so on, until they end up at their ideal society, a very obedient, of course, society. In the meantime they have demonstrations and groups demanding various things; that’s all permitted to an extent. It’s really irrelevant because the big boys have never really listened to the crowds anyway and they certainly are not listening to them today. And the crowds really think they are going to demand something and get it because they believe that they’re living in a democracy. They haven’t learned yet that they are NOT in a democracy. The term is a cover. It’s always been used as a cover. They’ve got away with it awfully well up until this present time.
Many authors, including Carroll Quigley, talked about the fact that the parties give a mouthing of difference. In other words, what comes from their mouth is what makes you think that this is right wing and this is left wing, and you don’t watch what they do. He says in both parties they are following the identical, same route and that’s what we have today. One leaves, one takes over and the same things carry on as before. What they say is completely different but it’s what they DO that matters, not what they say.
You know, big players, and I’ve mentioned all this before and it’s good to see that lots of other people are using this information now that was never used before. I’ve really mentioned these guys over the years like Bertrand Russell and so on, the guys who really were a big part of the top think tanks that helped design this particular phase that we are living in today, and what’s to come even. He was LORD Bertrand Russell. He was a third or fourth generation Peer of the realm. In 1952 he wrote a book and it was called The Impact of Science on Society. He talked about how this scientific system, or revolution that he often called it, would come into play. He said,
The Impact of Science on Society
Bertrand Russell, 1952
"I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology. (Alan: Everyone out there who is listening right now will think, I’m me, I know who I am. But you know, most of your beliefs, most of what you like, and a lot of things that you do as well, are INDUCED into you from a very early age. Then even with the crowd, as social coercion, you are induced into certain types of behavior; you will even censor what you will say on certain things and so on. That’s what they count on, is the peer pressure that you are in, being a social creature.) Mass psychology is, scientifically speaking, not a very advanced study... (A: That was back then. And that was a lie too because he had access to really amazing stuff.) This study is immensely useful to practical men, whether they wish to become rich or to acquire the government. (A: Believe you me, the government was acquired long before he came along.) It is, of course, as a science, founded upon individual psychology, but hitherto it has employed rule-of-thumb methods which were based upon a kind of intuitive common sense. Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. (A: I’ve gone through Bernays and stuff. Again too, it’s great to see lots of folk using the stuff on Bernays.) Of these the most influential is what is called 'education'. (A: Most folk don’t realize that education is social engineering and it’s propaganda.) Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the Press, the cinema and the radio play an increasing part. (A: Well it certainly has up until now hasn’t it?)
What is essential in mass psychology is the art of persuasion. If you compare a speech of Hitler's with a speech of (say) Edmund Burke (A: Edmond Burke was going on during the American War of Independence in Britain.), you will see what strides have been made in the art since the eighteenth century. What went wrong formerly (A: With Burke.) was that people had read in books that man is a rational animal, and framed their arguments on this hypothesis. (A: Right, so I’ll use reason and facts and so on and try to get through to them.) We now know that limelight and a brass band do more to persuade than can be done by the most elegant train of syllogisms. It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment. (A: Well all that’s been proven correct by Skinner, because behaviorism is the study of, really, mass crowds or groups of people, over and over and over again, giving them the stimuli, seeing how they react and proving this will work every time. So mass psychology is far easier and dependable than individual psychology and that’s what they are using today.)
This ties in with this kind of base story here. I’ll say ‘base’ to get to the bottom of it. I’ll call it base, but anyway, it says here… It’s got a bit of humor here in a sense, but…
Shopping centre bosses approve 'Asian squat toilets'
following cultural awareness course
By James Tozer / mail.co.uk / 14th July 2010
(A: Now, what’s a cultural awareness course? It’s an indoctrination course, you see, to get you to change your view and your opinions, and, again, to use the peer pressure of those in the group who, and they always get one or two who will buckle first, the rest of them follow on. No one wants to be left out especially when you think you are in a managerial position.)
For centuries, the great British loo (A: That’s the toilet.) has been a matter of envy to the rest of the world.
Thanks to the efforts of pioneers like the legendary Thomas Crapper, we have long since led the world in comfort and hygiene.
Now, however, that could be about to change.
For most of us, the squat toilet is nothing more than a staple of horror stories about old-fashioned French service stations or the exploits of adventurous backpackers in far-flung parts of India.
But this basic form of plumbing, also known as a Turkish toilet or Nile pan, could be coming to a shopping centre near you - and all in the name of cultural sensitivity.
From next week, shoppers in Rochdale who push open the cubicle door expecting the reassuring sight of a modern, clean lavatory could instead be faced with little more than a hole in the ground. (A: Boy, that’s austerity right enough; they are cutting back.)
Bosses of the Greater Manchester town's Exchange mall have installed two as part of an upgrade costing several thousand pounds (A: How can you get several thousand pounds for a hole in the ground?) after attending a cultural awareness course run by a local Muslim community activist.
A familiar sight in parts of the Middle East, and still sometimes seen in France and Italy, the toilets require users to squat above them, rather than sitting.
With one in ten of Rochdale's population of Pakistani or Bangladeshi origin, centre managers say they have been told some members of the local Asian community prefer them for cultural reasons. (A: And it goes on and on and on.)
See, that’s done, again, persuading first the managerial class. That’s important. It doesn’t matter about the people down below. It really doesn’t. George Orwell was quite right in his book 1984, when he said, well what about the proles? He was told constantly by the managerial class that the proles don’t count. You will find the same thing in Carroll Quigley’s book Tragedy and Hope and The Anglo-American Establishment. He said, where the Royal Institute of International Affairs, who OWN the media, the Council on Foreign Relations that OWNED the media. He said, we never cater to the bulk of the populace. We only cater to the ones who are in charge of the populace, a particular class and the areas of managerial expertise. Same thing here. So if you want to change society, go there first and then the public have not option but to follow, you see… or wet their pants, in this instance.
This is the sort of thing that’s going on. It ties in with what Bertrand Russell said there, that eventually anybody will be able to convince anybody of anything, if you have the right state backing, money and so on. Mass persuasion is how you do it. He went on to say this too. He says…
Apart from the danger of war, I see no reason why such a regime should be unstable. After all, most civilised and semi-civilised countries known to history have had a large class of slaves or serfs completely subordinate to their owners. (A: And that is true. Charles Galton Darwin, by the way, also said the same thing in his book, The Next Million Years. He was also part of the planning, top, high-level group of the time that Bertrand Russell was living in. He said the same thing. He says, we are in the process of creating a new more sophisticated form of slavery. Most people don’t realize that they ARE slaves. They don’t realize it. They still think they are free because they’ve got a modicum of freedom, to walk from here to there and do this and that.) There is nothing in human nature that makes the persistence of such a system impossible. And the whole development of scientific technique has made it easier than it used to be to maintain a despotic rule of a minority. When the government controls the distribution of food (A: This is very important, because they knew this was all coming, it was all planned…), its power is absolute so long as it can count on the police (A: And you’ve watched the buildup of them, like an army inside your country for the last 25 years.) and the armed forces. And their loyalty can be secured by giving them some of the privileges of the governing class. I do not see how any internal movement of revolt can ever bring freedom to the oppressed in a modern scientific dictatorship.
What you are living through today, was planned an awful long time ago. It takes a little while, you see, to alter the cultures of the people to accept and accept and accept. And you never rush it. You bring down the right things at the right times. You go into Iran at the right time. You’ll go into Afghanistan at the right time, and so on. Everything is timed, like a business plan. And they use computers to set up how the public will accept this. I'll be back with more after this break.
Hi folks. This is Alan Watt and we're Cutting Through The Matrix, talking about the scientific dictatorship and how it ties in with where we are today. Most folk don’t know they are under it but they are. In fact they are helping it and they are using a lot of the gizmos and gadgets that are putting them in a straightjacket for what’s coming up in the near future. I’ve always said this, we buy the chains that bind us and keep us in prison. We buy them. If they mandated half of the things that you have today, that you enjoy now, all your electric gadgets. If they mandated that you MUST HAVE THIS BY LAW, then you might be suspicious. But if they say, here, look at the fun you will have on this, and here is the price… you go and buy it… and you still think it’s yours. That’s why they give it names like ‘personal’ and stuff like that.
Getting back to Bertrand Russell, he said,
It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fichte laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished... Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.
Well you know, that’s almost all here. The diets, injections and injunctions and the indoctrinations, that’s all here already. We are probably the sickest generation and we get sicker with each subsequent generation. Most folk are going down quickly after the age of 30 and sometimes even earlier in some cases, never mind the massive drop in IQ. You know, they lowered the WORLD standards for IQ tests. IQ is something you are BORN with, not something you are taught. Therefore if it drops a few points and they make that the new norm something has happened to the old brain box… Diet, injections and injunctions he said. Your food and injections, with injunctions. It says here too…
Unless there is a world government (A: Now, he knew that, again, being a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He took part in the big think tanks. He knew the Milner Group that had really started the ball rolling towards world government. They set up the League of Nations then changed their name into Royal Institute of International Affairs and created the United Nations.) which secures individual birth control, there must be from time to time great wars, in which the penalty of defeat is widespread death by starvation. That is exactly the present state of the world (A: And that’s back then that he’s talking about.), and some may hold that there is no reason why it should not continue for centuries. I do not myself believe that this is possible. The two great wars that we have experienced have lowered the level of civilization in many parts of the world, and the next is pretty sure to achieve much more in this direction. Unless, at some stage, one power or group of powers emerges victorious and proceeds to establish a single government of the world with a monopoly of armed force, it is clear that the level of civilization must continually decline until scientific warfare becomes impossible – that is until science is extinct.
Of course, he actually lead the anti-nuclear war for the radical group, while he was working for MI5, by the way, and that was the Committee of 100 it was called in one of the memoirs about him, one of his books. Bertrand Russell says…
(A: This is the good part really because he gets off on this.) “Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. (A: For the hard of thinking I’ll say that again…) “Gradually, by selective breeding (A: That’s what all this eugenics is about right now. This has been going on for YEARS amongst his own class.), the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton.”
You know, Aldous Huxley, these guys all knew each other. They all worked in the same top think tanks. It was beautiful how they wrote their books because some people will love their books, reading it on one level, but when the elite read it, they read it on a different level. They have to tone it down a little bit for the general public.
(A: This is what Aldous Huxley said at Berkeley giving a lecture…)
In the past, we can say, that all revolutions have essentially aimed at changing the environment in order to change the individual. There’s been the political revolution, the economic revolution . . . the religious revolution. All these aimed as I say not directly at the human being but at his surroundings, so by modifying his surroundings you did achieve – at one remove – an effect upon the human being. (A: Remember what Skinner said, if you want to change the behavior of people you change something in their environment. You give them a television, you give them a cell phone, whatever it is, or a computer, or games, you change their behavior. Even the radio changed behavior. That’s why they started the series that you tune into every day to hear how it ended. I'll be back with more after this break. )
Hi folks. This is Alan Watt and we're Cutting Through The Matrix. I’m back again I think. We got cut off once again. Something in between seems to have a habit of dropping whenever I come on and start blabbing on about things which I guess most folk don’t want to hear. I’m talking about Aldous Huxley now and he mentioned about revolutions in the past and how it changed behavior and so on, and it’s changed surroundings which ultimately change your behavior. He says…
Today, we are faced, I think, with the approach of what may be called the ‘Ultimate Revolution’ – the ‘Final Revolution’ – where man can act directly on the mind-body of his fellows. Well needless to say some kind of direct action on human mind-bodies has been going on since the beginning of time, but this has generally been of a violent nature. The techniques of terrorism have been known from time immemorial, and people have employed them with more-or-less ingenuity, sometimes with utmost crudity, sometimes with a good deal of skill acquired with a process of trial and error – finding out what the best ways of using torture, imprisonments, constraints of various kinds . . .
If you are going to control any population for any length of time, you must have some measure of consent. (A: Very important, this consent business.) It’s exceedingly difficult to see how pure terrorism can function indefinitely, it can function for a fairly long time; but sooner or later you have to bring in an element of persuasion, an element of getting people to consent to what is happening to them. (A: He’s talking about terrorism basically running your government. That’s what we are under. It’s a war OF terror. That’s why they are using this since 2001. It was designed in a very high level through international meetings, top-level meetings, to make sure that every country went into action on it at the same time, which they did with the same rules and laws, etc.)
Well it seems to me the nature of the Ultimate Revolution with which we are now faced is precisely this: that we are in process of developing a whole series of techniques, which will enable the controlling oligarchy – who have always existed and will presumably always exist – to get people to love their servitude. This is the ultimate in malevolent revolution...
There seems to be a general movement in the direction of this kind of Ultimate Control, this method of control, by which people can be made to enjoy a state of affairs by which any decent standard they ought not to enjoy; the enjoyment of servitude . . . (A: And squatting in holes in the ground, I could add to that too.)
He goes on and on and on about this and how they are changing society, the techniques that they use to get to work on people and how. See, all you have to do is get it to work on, again, the managerial class and manufacturers who implement different things into society. Don’t make it this way; make it in this shape and this color and all that kind of stuff. Then the magazines go into play to advertise them and promote them, for their own class first, for all the builders and creators of these things, and then they GIVE it to YOU. In other words, you have no choice at the bottom at all. You think you have choices but you don’t realize there is a whole bunch of coercion from a higher level even on the manufacturers of those products to make certain things in a certain way, right down of course to how long they are even going to last. He says here too…
I am inclined to think that the scientific dictatorships of the future – and I think there are going to be scientific dictatorships in many parts of the world – will be probably a good deal nearer to the Brave New World pattern than to the 1984 pattern. (A: I don’t really think so. I think they use both in tandem at this point. That’s why you’ve got the war of terror and police with machine guns and stuff. It’s all to make us terrified and consent to having no freedoms. That was the first thing they asked us on television after 9/11, was will you give up your freedoms for security? They were wanting your CONSENT to be ruled by guys with machine guns.) They will be a good deal nearer, not because of any humanitarian qualms in the scientific dictators, but simply because the ‘brave new world’ pattern is probably a good deal more efficient than the other. That if you can get people to consent to the state of affairs in which they are living – the state of servitude – if you can do this, then you are likely to have a much more stable, a much more lasting society; much more easily controllable society than you would if you were relying wholly on clubs, and firing squads and concentration camps. (A: And on and on it goes.)
You’ve got to get the book for yourself and also get Bertrand Russell’s various books too to show you what I’m really talking about. It’s very, very important. You realize the kind of world you are living in and have been living in for an awful long time. In fact your parents were going through their part of the conditioning process in preparation for their lifetime, what they would find happening IN their world during their lifetime, as you are too. They start it off now at Kindergarten preparing you with new ideals, new ways of seeing things, being politically correct on certain topics, and how to even ostracize someone who has a different point of view than you do. The GROUP is very powerful for that. They count on the GROUP persuasion.
There is so much more to it, as I say, than what people think. I could go on every day about articles in the newspapers and scream and yell and say, look at what they are doing to us today, and give you another bunch tomorrow. But as I said yesterday, these are SIDE EFFECTS of the actual main agenda hitting you, or hitting someone you are reading about or hearing about or whatever. These are side effects as we go through this brave new world scenario. You’ve got to understand what’s behind it. Personally, I don’t see even the… This is me personally, I see things from different levels and different ways and different angles than other people. When I see people really demonstrating and… I keep thinking of the painting The Primal Scream because it’s like people with all kinds of groans and aches, things that are hurting them, that they can’t really voice themselves, and that’s why they are there, regardless of the posters that they have up. These are all the effects of living in an artificial society that’s in fast flux, fast movement towards something which they have no part of. They have no part of the decision making whatsoever. We really don’t. We’ve been out of the picture for generations, many generations, as far as decision making goes.
So people really are really voicing - again it’s like Bernays said - unconscious desires and motivations; that’s how advertising works on us. But it’s also why we demonstrate and why we are angry and we pick certain targets and so on. We feel powerless technically and it comes out in different ways, symptoms and signs. Really, deep down people are afraid to come to the conclusion that something awfully big runs this world. Even the names they get in the papers, of the big corporations, of the big think tanks, the RAND Corporations, and all the hundreds and hundreds of specialized areas that government farms out their work to, are run on a higher level yet to make sure that it all works in the right direction. Not difficult today with communication. It’s not difficult either for a few incredibly rich people to be at the top of the pyramid and making sure that all the layers of bureaucracies below them, non-governmental bureaucracies, are all on board running the right things in the right direction at the same time. It’s not difficult at all.
Standardization and centralization is so important to all of this. That’s why Marx favored this system. Centralization of power, central government, central police force, central army, central education system for indoctrination… and it all comes to the global society too, from the United Nations Educational society, UNESCO, so the whole world gets the same propaganda at the same time. Beria talked about this in 1934 in the Soviet Union to the Comintern meetings, Communist International, that the guys went to from all the different countries to attend the different meetings. He said, it used to take a generation to change the behavior of society in even ONE little direction, one area. He said, now, with scientific indoctrination and education we can upgrade them basically every 4 years, and eventually it will be quicker, faster, because they were understanding the techniques quicker and faster too. The education system in the Soviet Union was run at the top by Pavlov and he used the same techniques that he used on the animals to teach children.
It’s interesting that Eleanor Roosevelt, when she went over there, the first person she wanted to see was her HERO, she said, and that was Dr Pavlov. She made a comment in her own book and she said she noticed the school children on their way to school were vastly different from American children, no spontaneity; they weren’t tagging each other, chasing each other, and so on, playing and laughing. But she says, they were SO orderly and SO well behaved; she was very impressed. She loved Fichte as well. She was a control freak. HG Wells left his son with Pavlov when he went over there to get trained. His son eventually became a zoologist I believe and taught in New York. But this is what runs the world. And the richest people in the world have the specialists in these areas under their thumb working for them on a VAST, MASSIVE scale; covering education, covering advertising, covering the movies and entertainment industries because that also is a big part of your indoctrination, even into political correctness. All the time you’ll see politically correct things IN the movies, the latest upgrade. When it is put into your head VIA EMOTION you will feel guilty for having a thought that’s now politically incorrect. It’s implanted with emotion; it’s fixed in your mind, your brain.
There is an article I’ll just finish up with maybe. We’ll see how much time I’ve got. An hour isn’t long at all especially when you keep getting cut off. This is from John Pilger and he is talking about the Pentagon and the media. It says here…
The charge of the media brigade
8 July 2010 / johnpilger.com
In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes how an all-pervasive corporate media culture in the United States prepares the way for a permanent state of war. And yet for all the column inches and broadcast hours filled, the brainwashing is not succeeding. And this, he suggests, is 'America's greatest virtue'. (A: Then he gives you a story about what you see on television and so on, a guy getting executed and then goes into the advertising that’s all bizarre, then it’s back to the execution again, and then there is a reality show where a camera is watching a man serving solitary confinement in a prison’s hell hole. Then he talks about…)
The next morning I arrived at the Pentagon for an interview with one of President Obama’s senior war-making officials. There was a long walk along shiny corridors hung with pictures of generals and admirals festooned in ribbons. The interview room was purpose-built. (A: …for journalists.) It was blue and arctic cold, and windowless and featureless except for a flag and two chairs: props to create the illusion of a place of authority. The last time I was in a room like this in the Pentagon a colonel called Hum stopped my interview with another war-making official when I asked why so many innocent civilians were being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Then it was in the thousands; now it is more than a million. “Stop tape!” he ordered.
This time there was no Colonel Hum, merely a polite dismissal of soldiers’ testimony that it was a “common occurrence” that troops were ordered to “kill every mother f-cker”. (A: You know what that is, of course. It’s through Hollywood you get to learn these things.) The Pentagon, says the Associated Press, spends $4.7 billion on public relations: (A: $4.7 Billion of your tax money just on propagandizing YOU through the media.) that is, winning the hearts and minds not of recalcitrant Afghan tribesmen but of Americans. This is known as “information dominance” (A: Information dominance… in the United States it is costing $4.7 Billion of your tax money to brainwash you into disinformation. Information dominance…) and PR people (A: Propaganda.) are “information warriors”. (A: I’ve read that before and that’s what they are calling them in psy-ops and so on. They changed the name of psy-ops too, by the way.)
American imperial power flows through a media culture to which the word imperial is anathema. To broach it is heresy. Colonial campaigns are really “wars of perception”, wrote the present commander, General David Petraeus, in which the media popularises the terms and conditions. “Narrative” is the accredited word because it is post-modern and bereft of context and truth. The narrative of Iraq is that the war is won, and the narrative of Afghanistan is that it is a “good war”. That neither is true is beside the point. They promote a “grand narrative” of a constant threat and the need for permanent war. “We are living in a world of cascading and intertwined threats,” wrote the celebrated New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, “that have the potential to turn our country upside down at any moment.”
Friedman supports an attack on Iran, whose independence is intolerable. This is the psychopathic vanity of great power which Martin Luther King described as “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world”. He was then shot dead.
The psychopathic is applauded across popular, corporate culture, from the TV death watch of a man choosing a firing squad over lethal injection to the Oscar winning Hurt Locker and a new acclaimed war documentary Restrepo. Directors of both films deny and dignify the violence of invasion as “apolitical”. And yet behind the cartoon facade is serious purpose. The US is engaged militarily in 75 countries. There are some 900 US military bases across the world, many at the gateways to the sources of fossil fuels. (A: 900 military bases… and they are building more.)
But there is a problem. Most Americans are opposed to these wars and to the billions of dollars spent on them. That their brainwashing so often fails is America’s greatest virtue. This is frequently due to courageous mavericks, especially those who emerge from the centrifuge of power. In 1971, military analyst Daniel Ellsberg leaked documents known as the Pentagon Papers which put the lie to almost everything two presidents had claimed about Vietnam. Many of these insiders are not even renegades. I have a section in my address book filled with the names of former officers of the CIA, who have spoken out. They have no equivalent in Britain. (A: Because in Britain they kill them, like Kelly. I'll be back with more after this break.)
Hi folks. I'm Alan Watt and we're Cutting Through The Matrix, just going through a couple of articles after reading a bit of Bertrand Russell and Aldous Huxley and the brave new world which we are really well into and most don’t even realize it. There is another article here on, again, the posturing, the show. The show in politics is very good in Britain. It’s a better show than anywhere else. There are no legitimate parties in Britain that are real at all to be honest with you. They’ve got left wing and right wing and the people keep falling into the camps and all the rest of it. They never learn and never will learn, they are so conditioned into it. This article is about the posturing that’s going on right now with the new government that’s just the same as any other government that’s been in before them, and they will find that out down the road of course. But they are saying the right things. They always say things but it’s what they do. When they do things, that’s when you really say, okay, they actually did something they said they might do.
Give parliament back its powers, says Ken Clarke
dailymail.co.uk / By Daily Mail Reporter / 14th July 2010
Ken Clarke last night warned that Britain had drifted towards an 'elective dictatorship' during Labour's years in power. (A: Of course it was because you have to see who taught Tony Blair, his great mentor who wrote a book about how to control vast populations and how to give them different kinds of freedom, positive or negative freedom, and that was Isaiah Berlin. It says here, ‘elective dictatorship,’ you elect a dictatorship… again, that’s your consent you see.)
The Justice Secretary said there was also a need to return greater powers to Parliament. (A: But he’s not saying they are doing it. You see.)
Labour's (A: Which is the left wing and which has been involved in most of the wars they’ve ever had.) large majorities allowed it to pass a raft of invasive legislation without any meaningful debate. Mr Clarke said this must now be reversed. (A: Will they do it? Wait and see.)
He added: 'We have seen a steady drift towards authoritarianism in recent years (A: Really? A steady… in RECENT years?) - always a weakness of the Left in my biased opinion. (A: And that’s what he says. They play this left wing… it’s like a tennis ball. Politics is a tennis ball in the tennis court going back and forth and the public pick the side that they want to believe they are on.)
'Over 30 years ago Lord Hailsham famously voiced his concern about the "elective dictatorship" under which he feared we might live. I do not doubt his anxiety would be far, far greater today. (A: The public are the most observed and spied on public on the planet, the whole planet, more so than any Soviet Union ever was.)
'The executive has grown much, much more powerful. Parliament and its ability to hold the executive to account has grown ever weaker.
'And with this drift, the state has accrued more intrusive and more invasive powers. (A: Well the public has been saying that for years.) We disregard this at our peril. Under the new Government, Parliament-must be returned to its rightful place as the centre of public debate... (A: How can it be when it’s already signed itself into the Economic Union? It’s now a PROVINCE of Europe and they do what they are told from Europe, or else. Look at all the fines they’ve paid to the European Parliament for not flying their flag for instance, and it’s millions and millions of pounds for forgetting to fly their rag in the air.)
So this is posturing for the public but they do give you the legal truths here and there about “elective dictatorship”. That’s what you have. It doesn’t matter who you are voting in, you’ve got an elective dictatorship. Someone actually asked me about how do you think about freedom for Scotland, independence and so on, and the same with Ireland. Well what’s the point if they are fighting for all these years and then you get it, only to wake up and you have already been included in the EU Parliament? You are under THEM, a bigger, more powerful tyrant. It’s all managed that way.
From Hamish and myself from Ontario, Canada, it’s good night and may your God or your Gods GO with you.
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