Some readers have come to the erroneous conclusion that the Matrix consists of Republican Party disinformation as if there is no disinformation from the left. Others think that propaganda is the business of Obama and the Democrats. In fact, propaganda from the right, the left and the middle are all part of the disinformation fed to americans.
If I may give some examples: The other day Chuck Colson, one of the Nixon officials imprisoned for Watergate crimes, died. This gave NPR the opportunity to relive the Nixon horror.
What precisely was the Nixon horror? Essentially, there was no such thing. Watergate was about President Nixon lying about when he learned about the Watergate burglary.
When Nixon learned about the burglary, he did not act on it prior to his reelection, because he reasoned, rightly, that the Washington Post would blame him for the burglary, although he had nothing to do with it, in the hopes of preventing his reelection.
By going along with a cover-up, Nixon enabled the Washington Post to make an issue of the precise date on which Nixon learned of the burglary. White House tapes indicated that Nixon had learned of the burglary before he said he learned of it. So Nixon had permitted a cover-up and had to go, but what was the real reason?
What was the Watergate burglary? We don’t really know. A group of men including former CIA operatives were hired by the Committee to Re-elect the President to break into a Democratic campaign office in the Watergate complex. We don’t know the purpose of the burglary. Some claim it was to wire-tap the telephones in the belief that the Democratic Party was getting re-election money from communists in Cuba or elsewhere. Others claim that the burglars were looking for a list of call girls, that compromised a White House official, as his fiancee was allegedly one of the call girls.
Looking back from our time during which Bush and Obama have deep-sixed the US Constitution, violated numerous US and international laws, and behaved as if they were caesars unconstrained by any law or any morality, Nixon’s “crimes” appear so trivial as to be unremarkable. Yet, Nixon was driven from office and is regarded as a criminal.
What was Watergate really about?
I doubt we will ever know. But I can offer one possible explanation. Nixon, like John F. Kennedy before him, alarmed the military/security complex with his plans to withdraw US troops from Vietnam (Vietnamization) and his determination to open communication with communist China and improve relations.
As President Eisenhower warned in his last address to the American people, conflict brings power and profit to interest groups that benefit from conflict. Nixon, like Kennedy before him, was perceived as a threat by these powerful interests, because he was working to reduce conflict.
James W. Douglass in his documented book, JFK and the Unspeakable, attributes the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the CIA, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secret Service. Douglas reports that these powerful government institutions were concerned by Kennedy’s refusal to approve Operation Northwoods, to back the CIA’s invasion of Cuba, and to confront the Soviets militarily over the Cuban missile crisis and by Kennedy’s plans to end US military intervention in Vietnam. JFK also told his brother Robert that after his re-election he was going to break the CIA into a thousand pieces.
The right-wing view that Kennedy was too soft to stand up to communism was intensified when it was learned that Kennedy was working with Nikita Khrushchev through back channels to defuse the Cold War. In his “A Strategy of Peace” speech (June 1963), Kennedy announced the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and the suspension of atmospheric nuclear testing.
“What kind of a peace do we seek?,” Kennedy asked. “Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war.” With his words and deeds, President Kennedy made himself into a threat against the interests of the military/security complex.
There was enough suspicion of JFK’s assassination that yet another president assassinated by another “unhinged lone gunman” might raise more eyebrows. Nixon was disliked by the media, which made him a good candidate for political assassination. The Watergate burglary provided the opportunity. The Washington Post did the job with reports of “Deep Throat” meeting with reporters in spooky underground parking lots after midnight. Little, if any, information of consequence was contained in these reports. Instead, the newspaper’s reporting transferred the spooky danger of the deserted parking garages to Nixon and an aura of evil was attached to Nixon that eroded his support.
It is interesting that it is only presidents who work to reduce conflict who become targets for assassination. Reagan’s anti-Soviet rhetoric was strong enough to fool the left-wing, but the military-security complex knew of Reagan’s intention to end the Cold War. The CIA, formerly headed by Reagan’s vice president, opposed Reagan’s plan to put the pressure of an arms race on the creaking Soviet economy. The CIA argued that the centrally planned Soviet economy allowed the Kremlin to control investment and that the Communist Party could allocate whatever percentage of Soviet GDP to the military as was needed to win the arms race. In other words, the CIA argued that the US would lose the arms race if Reagan raised the stakes as a means of bringing the Soviets to negotiate the end of the Cold War. Did the CIA really believe this, or was the military/security complex trying to keep the profitable Cold War stalemate going?
Washington cannot exist without conflict. Now that the “Muslim threat” is wearing thin, Washington is stirring up a conflict with China. Washington is sticking its nose into every dispute China has with its neighbors and building up its military presence in the Asian-Pacific. As I wrote in my previous column, a China threat is being created as a long-term threat to take the place of the former Soviet threat.
Moving on to another topic, americans are told that education is the answer to unemployment. Get that university degree and live happily every after.
As RT recently reported, the truth is that more than half of recent US university graduates are unemployed or very underemployed. So much for the mantra that “education is the answer.”
“Education is the answer” serves the colleges and universities who want the tuition payments. It serves the companies who make student loans. It helps the offshoring corporations disguise that they are the main cause of unemployment.
Education is not the answer when high value-added, high wage manufacturing and professional service jobs, such as software engineering, are moved offshore in order to enhance short-term profits for shareholders and multi-million dollar bonuses for CEOs, while domestic employment and purchasing power are destroyed. Unless American university graduates can emigrate to China and India, there is no one to employ them. Yet, we still hear the call to run up student loan debts beyond the ability of salaries to repay the loans.
Professional tradable service employment in the US is so scarce that the University of Florida has abolished its computer science department. As few of the graduates can find employment, the university has reallocated the department’s budget to football, a paying sport.
Americans plugged into the Matrix are programmed to believe that they have correct information provided by a varied and “independent media.” In fact the media is owned by 5 or 6 mega-media companies run by corporate advertising executives and Washington.
Recently, Bloomberg gave us the report that “Japan, Denmark and Switzerland are among the countries to rally this week to [IMF chief] Lagarde’s call for a bigger lending capacity beyond the current $380 billion to shield the world economy against any deepening of Europe’s debt turmoil.”
This Bloomberg report is nonsensical. The loans are not shielding the world economy. The loans are shielding the private banks from their own mistakes at the expense of the world economy. The Bloomberg report shows how completely the Western media is involved in forcing ordinary peoples to subsidize private bankers. It could not be more clear; yet, there is no embarrassment at Bloomberg for serving as the bankers’ propagandist.
Indeed, there is only honor. Serving the Matrix is where lie the rewards. Those who oppose the Matrix are the outcasts whose efforts might, as in the film, save the race of humans from the domination of evil, or else, if they lose, confine the outcasts to prosecution and death.
Across every front Americans are fed lies. The official media line is that the Japanese Fukushima nuclear threat from the earthquake and aftermath is well contained and over. However, the fact of the matter appears to be that an amazing radioactive inventory of both spent and unused fuel rods is in damaged cooling pools that could suffer collapse at any time (especially if there is another earthquake), thus releasing enormous radioactivity (reference link). This possibility presents a greater threat than the initial molten cores of the reactors themselves. Michael Chossudovsky points out that the media is yet to acknowledge the widespread contamination resulting from the Fukushima disaster, and there may be worse to come.
But who cares? Back to the Matrix and the “reality show.”
INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS
Exposed: Military Internment/Resettlement Operations Manual
Beijing and Washington must set their own destiny, president says.
President Hu Jintao on Thursday called on China and the United States to escape from the outdated thinking that major powers are predestined to engage in conflict.
Hu also said that the two countries should seek new ways to enhance their relations in remarks he made at the opening session of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing.
"Whatever changes may take place in the world, and no matter how the domestic situations in our two countries may evolve, China and the US should be firmly committed to advancing a partnership of cooperation," Hu said.
They should also strive to build new relations to reassure people from China and the United States and across the world, he said.
"We should, through creative thinking and concrete action, prove that the traditional belief that big powers are bound to enter into confrontation and conflict is wrong and seek new ways of developing relations between major countries in the era of economic globalization," he said.
The president also called for the US and China to respect each other's concerns and warned that any worsening of relations posed "grave" risks for the world.
"Given the different national conditions, it is impossible for China and the US to see eye-to-eye on every issue," the president said.
The fourth round of the dialogue started Thursday morning in Beijing.
Vice-Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo joined US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to co-chair the annual talks on economic policies and major international issues.
Ministerial-level officials from more than 20 government agencies, from both countries, attended the gathering. Foreign policy, climate change, energy security, Sudanese tension and security in Southeast Asia, were among the issues discussed.
Clinton read a letter from US President Barack Obama at the opening ceremony. She also stressed, in her speech, that although Beijing and Washington cannot solve all the problems of the planet, no major problem would be settled without their cooperation.
The importance Chinese and US leaders attached to the dialogue indicates both countries have realized that lack of trust is a serious problem, Niu Xinchun, a specialist on American studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said.
Qu Xing, director of the China Institute of International Studies, said the scale of the talks this year has been narrowed due to the US election.
"However, it has still brought half of the Obama administration's senior officials to China. No other dialogue in the world can compare with it," he said.
Kenneth Lieberthal, director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution, said that the annual meeting takes place in a very political year, both in the US and China. "The real objective, at this point, is to prevent bad things from occurring but not to make major progress in the relationship."
He also noted that this is the last meeting of the four co-chairs. "At least three of the four will not be in their offices next year, so that will also give this meeting a kind of wrap-up style," he said. "We should begin the process to review the structure and dynamics of the dialogue and see if some modifications should be made."
David Lampton, director of the China Studies Program at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, said the meeting had come at a critical time.
"The US-China relationship is overloaded. It's like a truck and more and more keeps getting loaded on," he said.
"This is probably the most complicated period I've seen since 1979."
The London-based Financial Times said in an online editorial on Thursday that the world is in urgent need of cooperation between Beijing and Washington.
According to a high-level source in Beijing, key leaders in the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Politburo have reached four points of consensus that will be announced on or around the 18th Party Congress. The tenor of the decision is that China will take the path of democracy. The news has been circulated hurriedly in Beijing.
According to the source, the four points of consensus are:
1. People from all walks of life, political parties, and social organizations should send representatives to form a preparatory committee for a new constitution. They will draft a new constitution that protects the rights of citizens to freely form associations and political parties.
2. It will be announced that the Chinese Communist Party has finished its historical mission as the ruling party. Party membership will need to be re-registered, with the free choice to re-enter the Party or leave it.
3. “June 4,” Falun Gong, and all groups who have been wrongly persecuted in the process of devoting themselves to China’s realization of democracy will be redressed and receive compensation.
There are very few of us who know just what all of Obama's Czars do, as they quietly go about their "work" in the nation's capital. This listing of their names and job descriptions should be educational to all Americans, no matter what your political leaning. If you resent the existence of these extra-governmental "officials", with their very generous salaries funded by, you guessed it, you the taxpayer, then get angry with the one who put these characters on the payroll.
See who they are and realize what they want to do: Click here
Americans denounced their citizenship in record numbers in 2011
If you think residing in America is taxing, just talk to one of the many expatriates who is contributing to a shocking statistic recently discovered: across the globe, people are renouncing their US citizenship in record numbers.
At least 1,788 Americans officially threw away their US citizenship in 2011, exceeding the totals from 2007, 2008 and 2009 combined. The Internal Revenue Service has been keeping a tally of US citizens driven to renouncing that title since only 1998, but last year’s number has officially raised the bar when it comes to calling America quits. What’s more, experts say, is that more and more Americans will soon be saying 'sayonara' to Uncle Sam if the federal government keeps up its trend of heavily taxing US citizens abroad.
Out of the 34 countries that belong to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States is the only nation that taxes its citizens no matter where they reside on Earth.
Police probe mysterious demise of L.A. medical examiner
Medical examiners in Los Angeles are investigating the possible poisoning death of one of their own officials who may have worked on the case of Andrew Breitbart, the conservative firebrand who died March 1, the same day Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced probable cause for forgery in President Obama’s birth certificate.
TSA defends pat-down of 4-year-old at Kan. airport
'There was no compassion'
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.
9/11, False Flags, and Black Ops: An Evening of Debate Apr 2, 2012
A debate was held on conspiracy theories, specifically the truth behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The participants were Jonathan Kay, author of Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground, and Webster Tarpley, self-described 9/11 Truth Scholar and one of the people featured in Mr. Kay's book. Mr. Tarpley's view of the September 2001 attacks appears in his book 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA. The debate was moderated David Frum, who was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002. Each author made a presentation, during which Mr. Taprley included video, and then they responded to questions from members of the audience.
Psychosis Risk" and "Mixed Anxiety Depression
Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP)
Advancing Honest and Ethical Medical Research
The American Psychiatric Association, DSM-5 website, announced yesterday that it had dropped the most controversial of its numerous expansionist diagnoses:"Psychosis Risk" and "Mixed Anxiety Depression." They have been banished "for more study."
A diagnosis of "Psychosis Risk" would have misdiagnosed and exposed millions of children and adolescents to the scourge of neuroleptic (antipsychotic) drugs whose lethal risk profile is acknowledged by some of psychiatry's respected experts--seniors with independent sources of income whose clarity of vision has improved with age.
These drugs--Clozaril, Zyprexa, Risperdal, Seroquel, Geodon, Abilify and Eli Lilly's deadly combo, Symbyx (Zyprexa and Prozac)--are linked to debilitating, irreversible, life-shortening risks. These include: acute obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and a shortened life expectancy of 25 years.
The drugs are currently being misprescribed for anything remotely resembling unconventional behavior. How else does one account for these drugs being the most profitable blockbusters?
As Paula Caplan writes in an OpEd in The Washington Post, "The DSM has an undeserved aura of scientific precision surrounds the manual: It has “statistical” in its title and includes a precise-seeming three- to five-digit code for every diagnostic category and subcategory, as well as lists of symptoms a patient must have to receive a diagnosis. But what it does is simply connect certain dots, or symptoms — such as sadness, fear or insomnia — to construct diagnostic categories that lack scientific grounding. Many therapists see patients through the DSM prism, trying to shoehorn a human being into a category."
See: Psychiatry's Bible, the DSM, is Doing More Harm Than Good, Washington Post, April 27, 2012
Indeed, the now discarded, DSM 5 invented "diagnosis," of "Psychosis Risk" was an effort by the DSM -5 task force to legitimize the illegitimate use of these drugs--especially in children and adolescents is emblematic of the problem with psychiatry's diagnostic methods. . The DSM-5 panel sought to lend its seal to an undefined, non-specific, "diagnosis" based on conjecture about possible future pathology--as valid a diagnostic method as reading tea leaves.
According to Allen Frances, MD, chair of the DSM-IV, who has been a leading critic of the DSM-5 panel, this retreat by the DSM-5 is the first in its history. He attributes the retreat to 1) extensive criticism from experts in the field; 2) public outrage; 3) uniformly negative press coverage; and, 4) the abysmal results in DSM 5 field testing.
The DSM-5 Task Force is asking for public comment from now until June 15, 2012.
Vladimir Putin Confirms Russian Zombie Radiation Gun
Precise details have not been revealed but previous research has shown that low-frequency waves or beams can affect brain cells, alter psychological states and make it possible to transmit suggestions and commands directly into someone's thoughts.
All these dramas were facilitated by the F.B.I., whose undercover agents and informers posed as terrorists offering a dummy missile, fake C-4 explosives, a disarmed suicide vest and rudimentary training. Suspects naïvely played their parts until they were arrested.
Milwaukee Red Cross Told To Prep For Chicago Evacuation During NATO Summit
Is there a secret plan to evacuate some residents of Chicago in the event of major trouble during the NATO summit next month? CBS 2 has uncovered some evidence that there is. It comes from the Milwaukee area branch of the American Red Cross.