You Can’t Handle the Truth

You think you know what’s happening… but you have no idea!

Oh, I can hear the minds slamming shut already. “Not another wack-job conspiracy theory piece…!”

And WHAM! The door of your mind shuts.

Now you can disregard this annoying bit of information and go back to your life, comfortable in the knowledge that you’ve got it all figured out and that there is no reason to clutter your busy mind with any of this useless conspiracy nonsense.

But before you go, let me ask you one question…

How can you be so sure that you know what is going on in the world – or that your views are in fact based on good information?

Do you believe that we can know the truth about the world from reading newspapers, magazines and watching TV?

Ok, let me ask you something else, back in the days of the Soviet Union when it’s press was censored and controlled in an absolute sense by the government, would you say that the average Soviet citizen was well informed? Or was he or she instead the victim of propaganda, fed only the kinds of “news” and information which served the purposes of the Kremlin.

My impression of the Soviet people at that time was that they knew that they lived under an oppressive government. They knew they were being manipulated, lied to, watched and listened to on a daily basis. So what they developed as a people was a facade of subservience. They acted, for the most part as though they were the obedient, loyal, malleable tools of the system – but in private moments, away from listening devices or cameras they were known to express their true feelings about their own oppression and the dysfunction of their country.

Fortunately for us, we don’t live under that kind of system… right?

I mean, we have FREEDOM OF THE PRESS!

Our media have the right to print and say anything they want… so we’re protected from government censorship.

That sounds right… but is it?

If the press can print anything they want, then the first question we need to ask is; what do they want to print?

We assume, for example, that the media is intrinsically interested in pursuing and exposing any and all stories which materially impact the well being of their viewers. We assume, for example, that stories of government corruption and corporate malfeasance would be given top priority, and that editors and producers like nothing better than uncovering political dirt and big business crimes.

This assumption is particularly intrenched in instances where we, the readers and viewers of the news, are being harmed. We believe that the exposure of crimes against us lead inevitably to higher ratings and increased circulation for news providers, which in turn leads to increased profits for their owners.

And we believe – as good capitalists – that this profit is their primary, ultimate motivation.

But what if we’re wrong? What if we have overestimated the profit motive of our news providers?

What if the kind of investigative journalism that we regard as fundamental to our news providers is in fact a very small part of their ratings/circulation/profit picture?

I remember from my days as a paperboy learning that the money that my customers paid for their papers each week only covered the cost of the paper and ink – and that the rest of the costs and any profits made by the paper was derived from advertising.

Today, with our shrinking market of giant multi-media conglomerates each chasing after advertising dollars from a shrinking pool of mega-corporate entities, the importance of advertising revenues – and the cozy corporate relationships that they require – is more pronounced than ever.

Today’s media giants cannot afford to get on the wrong side of their corporate sponsors. So any time that the interests of you, the viewers and readers of their news, come into conflict with the interests of their advertisers, the advertisers win… and you loose.

And here’s where it gets really tricky. Today, those same mega-corporate entities wield enormous political power. Through the millions of dollars that wash through the political class through the corporate lobbyists, political action committees, and now, through the Supreme Courts dismantling of traditional limits to campaign contributions – the same corporations, banks and financial institutions that control the media also control the government.

So now, you tell me, how likely is it that a corporate-controlled-and-corrupted media will report on wrongdoings of a similarly corporate-controlled-and-corrupted government?

This is why there was no media opposition to the globalist policies which enriched multi-national corporations while gutting our domestic job markets. This is why there was no media opposition to the unfunded wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which transferred trillions of dollars to the military industrial complex, destroyed our country’s financial footing and killed hundreds of thousands of innocents. This is why there is no media opposition to the Central-Bank/Federal Reserve and it’s corporate serving free money policies which have debased our monetary system.

We believe, because there is no overt government censorship of our media, that we as a people are fully informed. And that is our fatal flaw.

We believe that if we don’t read something in the papers, or see it on the news, that it’s not really news… not really real.

And because we believe this, those who control the news – what is included, omitted and twisted in their reports –  can control our view of reality.

This is a level of mind control greater than anything which has existed before.

In the Soviet Union, at least the people understood that they were being oppressed, and that their information was censored.

But we, here in the land of the FREE hold on to the outdated belief that the press is on our side – that they’re one of us!

They’re not.

The truth is that our media and our government are controlled by a cabal of corporate and financial interests whose only goal is to consolidate their power over the world. They are evil. They are ruthless. And we are more enslaved by them than we can ever imagine.

None are more thoroughly enslaved than those who falsely believe themselves free.

–  Goethe –

Winners by Default

USPopSo here we go again. Our legislative branch is once again pretending that they have run up against a partisan stalemate which, because of the intransigence of both parties, will potentially result in a default. And our once great and good country will be exposed as the world’s most egregious deadbeat nation.

But please, don’t be fooled by the hand wringing and finger pointing which will follow, as the effects of the default creates a worldwide ripple effect, undermining and ultimately destroying the dollar and the monetary system which has effectively ruled the world for the past 60 years.

This is all very intentional.

It is hard for us to imagine, much less understand, the ways of power in the world today. We have been blinded by the false idea that we live in a land ruled by a representational form of government. We believe we live in a society with freedoms guaranteed to each of us by our Constitution, and that the actions of all participants in our society are subject to the rule of law.

But what most of us don’t realize – and what many of us don’t really want to accept – is that our government has been compromised, if not completely corrupted, by an immensely powerful and surprisingly small group of unseen money interests. These interests own our central bank, they own the election process and the politicians that come with it, they own all of the major corporations, including our energy, security, military and all of our mass media outlets.

Since the end of World War II these interests have hijacked the wealth and military power of the United States, and used it  to exert their control and influence on the rest of the world. They have successfully coerced the nations of the world to conduct much of their trade in US Dollars, allowing them to print dollars in vastly greater quantities than could every be justified by the size of even America’s great economy.

We have always known that these interests existed. We’ve been famously warned about their relentlessly increasing power by a number of ex-presidents including Woodrow Wilson, Dwight Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy to name just a few. What these former leaders had come to realize was that our system of government was in real danger. That extra-government coalitions were forming with the wealth and influence to nullify the representational aspects of our system and turn it into a government ruled by the interests of this small group of the extreme elite.

These super elite live in a rarefied world quite above the concerns of individual people. They are the only true world citizens, and as their interests are spread throughout the world they are unrestrained by the petty nationalistic concerns of the commoners… like us.

One of their chief means of control has been the serial manipulation of the so-called cycle of economic booms and busts. They inflate a commodity, or an economic category or even a nation through the injection of debt, and when the inflated entity inevitably busts, they sweep in and buy up the assets for pennies on the dollar. In this manner, the super elite have managed to destroy the wealth of individuals and nations, and gain control of most of the world’s financial, economic and military interests.

And now, the biggest bubble they have ever created is reaching it’s bust phase.

The Dollar has finally reached the point of no return. The trillions of dollars which Federal Reserve has handed to the financial industries, the trillions that have flowed to the military industrial complex in 12 years of wars, all of the massive debt that has been heaped onto the American Taxpayers over the past 50 years, all of this inflationary debt has finally reached the crisis point.

And with their manufacturing investments safely established on foreign shores, the elite can now safely pop this bubble, crash the Great American System and when the dust settles sweep in and pick up the pieces for pennies.

This is their modus operandi, it’s what they do. They will willingly pop this bubble, and don’t be surprised if the Default is their pin.