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This is an updated and revised version of the full cover-story that appeared in the important publication, garrison: The Journal of History and Deep Politics, Issue 003. Issue 004 is due out this week and I urge readers to purchase it. You will read articles there that you will find no place else, brilliant, eye-opening analyses of issues that the MSM will never touch.

“It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.” – Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, 2005

While truth-tellers Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning sit inside jail cells and Edward Snowden lives in exile in Russia, the American people hole up in an illusionary dwelling constructed to reduce them to children afraid of the truth. Or is it the dark? This is not new; it has been so for a very long time, but it has become a more sophisticated haunted doll’s house, an electronic one with many bells and whistles and images that move faster than the eye can see. We now inhabit a digital technological nightmare controlled by government and corporate forces intent on dominating every aspect of people’s lives. This is true despite the valiant efforts of dissidents to use the technology for human liberation. The old wooden doll houses, where you needed small fingers to rearrange the furniture, now only need thumbs that can click you into your cell’s fantasy world. So many dwell there in the fabricated reality otherwise known as propaganda. The result is mass hallucination.

In a 1969 interview, Jim Garrison, the District Attorney of New Orleans and the only person to ever bring to trial a case involving the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, said that as a result of the CIA’s murderous coup d’état on behalf of the military-industrial-financial-media-intelligence complex that rules the country to this day, the American people have been subjected to a fabricated reality that has rendered them a nation of passive Eichmanns, who sit in their living rooms, popping pills and watching television as their country’s military machine mows down people by the millions and the announcers tell them all the things they should be afraid of, such as bacteria on cutting boards and Russian spies infiltrating their hair salons. Garrison said:

The creation of such inanities as acceptable reality and unacceptable reality is necessary for the self-preservation of the super-state against its greatest danger: understanding on the part of the people as to what is really happening. All factors which contribute to its burgeoning power are exaggerated. All factors which might reveal its corrosive effect on the nation are concealed. The result is to place the populace in the position of persons living in a house whose windows no longer reveal the outside but on which murals have been painted. Some of the murals are frightening and have the effect of reminding the occupants of the outside menaces against which the paternal war machine is protecting them. Other murals are pleasant to remind them how nice things are inside the house.

But to live like this is to live in a doll’s house. If life has one lesson to teach us, it is that to live in illusion is ultimately disastrous.

In the doll’s house into which America gradually has been converted, a great many of our basic assumptions are totally illusory.[1]Interview with Jim Garrison, District Attorney of Parish of Orleans, Louisiana, May 27, 1969, kennedysandking.com

Fifty years have disappeared behind us since the eloquent and courageous Garrison (read On the Trail of the Assassins) metaphorically voiced the truth, despite the CIA’s persistent efforts to paint him as an unhinged lunatic through its media mouthpieces. These days they would probably just lock him up or send him fleeing across borders, as with Assange, Manning, and Snowden.

It is stunning to take a cue from his comment regarding the JFK assassination, when he suggested that one reverse the lone assassin scenario and place it in the U.S.S.R. No American could possibly believe a tale that a former Russian soldier, trained in English and having served at a top Soviet secret military base, who had defected to the U.S. and then returned home with the help of the K.G.B., could kill the Russian Premier with a defective and shoddy rifle and then be shot to death in police headquarters in Moscow by a K.G.B. connected hit man so there would be no trial and the K.G.B. would go scot free. That would be a howler! So too, of course, are the Warren Commission’s fictions about Oswald.

Snowden, Assange, and Manning

If we then update this mental exercise and imagine that Snowden, Assange, and Manning were all Russian, and that they released information about Russian war crimes, political corruption, and a system of total electronic surveillance of the Russian population, and were then jailed or sent fleeing into exile as a result, who in the U.S., liberal, libertarian or conservative, would possibly believe the Russian government’s accusations that these three were criminals.

Nevertheless, Barack Obama, the transparency president, made sure to treat them as such, all the while parading as a “liberal” concerned for freedom of speech and the First Amendment. He made sure that Snowden and Manning were charged under the Espionage Act of 1917, and that Assange was corralled via false Swedish sex charges so he had to seek asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London (a form of jail). He brought Espionage Act prosecutions against eight people, more than all former presidents combined. He hypocritically pardoned Manning on his way out the door as if this would polish his deluded liberal legacy after making her suffer terribly through seven years of imprisonment. He set the stage for Trump to re-jail Manning to try to get this most courageous woman to testify against Assange, which she will not do, and for the collaborationist British government to jail Assange in preparation for his extradition to the United States and a show trial. As for Snowden, he has been relegated to invisibility, good for news headlines once and for a movie, but now gone and forgotten.

Obama and Trump, arch political “enemies,” have made sure that those who reveal the sordid acts of the American murderous state are cruelly punished and silenced. This is how the system works, and for most Americans, it is not happening. It doesn’t matter. They don’t care, just as they don’t care that Obama backed the 2009 coup d’état in Honduras that has resulted in so many deaths at the hands of U.S trained killers, and then Trump ranted about all these “non-white” people fleeing to the U.S. to escape a hell created by the U.S., as it has been doing throughout Latin America for so long. Who does care about the truth? Has anyone even noticed how the corporate media has disappeared the “news” of all those desperate people clamoring to enter the U.S.A. from Mexico? One day they were there and in the headlines; the next day, gone. It’s called news.

The Sleepwalkers

But even though a majority of Americans have never believed the government’s explanation for JFK’s murder, they nevertheless have insouciantly gone to sleep for half a century in the doll’s house of illusions as the killing and the lies of their own government have increased over the years and any semblance of a democratic and peaceful America has gone extinct. The fates of courageous whistle-blowers Assange, Manning, and Snowden don’t concern them. The fates of Hondurans don’t concern them. The fates of Syrians don’t concern them. The fates of Iraqis, Afghans, Yemenis, Palestinians don’t concern them. The fates of America’s victims all around the world don’t concern them. Indifference reigns.

Obviously, if you are reading this, you are not one of the sleepwalkers and are awake to the parade of endless lies and illusions and do care. But you are in a minority.

That is not the case for most Americans. When approximately 129 million people cast their votes for Donald Trump and HilIary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, you know idiocy reigns and nothing has been learned. Ditto for the votes for Obama, Bush, Clinton, et al. You can keep counting back. It is an ugly fact and sad to say. Such a repetition compulsion is a sign of a deep sickness, and it will no doubt be repeated in the 2020 election. The systemic illusion must be preserved at all costs and the warfare state supported in its killing. It is the American way.

It is true that average Americans have not built the doll’s house; that is the handiwork of the vast interconnected and far-reaching propaganda arms of the U.S. government and their media accomplices. But that does not render them innocent for accepting decades of fabricated reality for so-called peace of mind by believing that a totally corrupt system works. The will to believe is very powerful, as is the propaganda. The lesson that Garrison spoke of has been lost on far too many people, even on those who occasionally leave the doll house for a walk, but who only go slightly down the path for fear of seeing too much reality and connecting too many dots. There is plain ignorance, then there is culpable ignorance, to which I shall return.

Denying Existential Freedom

One of the first things an authoritarian governing elite must do is to convince people that they are not free. This has been going on for at least forty years, ever since the Church Committee’s revelations about the CIA in the mid-seventies, including its mind-control program, MKULTRA. Everyone was appalled at the epiphany, so a different tactic was added. Say those programs have been ended when in fact they were continued under other even deeper secret programs, and just have “experts” – social, psychological, and biological “scientists” – repeat ad infinitum that there is no longer any mind control since we now know there is no mind; it is an illusion, and it all comes down to the brain. Biology is destiny, except in culturally diversionary ways in which freedom to choose is extolled – e.g. the latest fashions, gender identity, the best hair style, etc. Create and lavishly fund programs for the study of the brain, while supporting and promoting a vast expansion of pharmaceutical drugs to control people. Do this in the name of helping people with their emotional and behavioral problems that are rooted in their biology and are beyond their control. And create criteria to convince people that they are sick and that their distress has nothing to do with the coup d’état that has rendered them “citizens” of a police state.

We have been interminably told that our lives revolve around our brains (our bodies) and that the answers to our problems lie with more brain research, drugs, genetic testing, etc. It is not coincidental that the U. S. government declared the 1990s the decade of brain research, followed up with 2000-2010 as the decade of the behavior project, and our present decade being devoted to mapping the brain and artificial intelligence, organized by the Office of Science and Technology Project and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). How convenient! George H. W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, Obama, Trump — what a difference! But this is science and the welfare of the world. Science for idiots.

Drip by drip, here and there, in the pattern of the best propaganda, as the French sociologist Jacques Ellul says – “for propaganda is not the touch of the magic wand. It is based on slow, constant impregnation. It creates conviction and compliance through imperceptible influences that are effective only by continuous repetition”[2]Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes, Jacques Ellul, Vintage Books, 1973, pp. 17-18 – articles, books, media reports have reiterated that people are “determined” by biological, genetic, social, and psychological forces over which they have no control. To assert that people are free in the Sartrean sense (en soir, condemned to freedom, or free will) has come to be seen as the belief of a delusional fool living in the past , a bad philosopher, an anti-scientist, a poorly informed religionist, one nostalgic for existential cafes, Gauloises, and black berets. One who doesn’t grasp the truth since he doesn’t read the New York Times or watch CBS television. One who believes in nutty conspiracy theories.

The conventional propaganda – I almost said wisdom – created through decades-long media and academic repetition, is that we are not free.

Let me repeat: we are not free. We are not free.

Investigator reporter John Rappoport has consistently exposed the propaganda involved in the creation and expansion of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) with its pseudo-scientific falsehoods and collusion between psychiatrists and the pharmaceutical industry. As he correctly notes, the CIA’s MKULTRA mind-control program has morphed into modern psychiatry, both with the same objectives of disabling and controlling people by convincing them that they are not free and are in need of a chemical brain bath.[3]“CIA mind control morphed into psychiatry?” Jon Rappoport, com, July 11, 2017

Can anyone with an awareness of this history doubt there is a hidden hand behind this development? Once you have convinced people that they are not free in the most profound sense, the rest is child’s play. Convinced that they are puppets, they become puppets to be willingly jerked around.

“He played with me just as I used to play with dolls,” says Nora in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.

Now who would want to get people to believe they were not free? The answer is obvious given a minute of thought. It is not just Nora’s husband Torvald.

Perfect examples of the persistence of the long-term, repetitive, impregnating propaganda appear in news headlines constantly. Here is an egregious example concerning the little understood case of the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy. On Friday, August 30, 2019, Sirhan, who has been in prison for fifty-two years for the murder of RFK that he did not commit, was stabbed by another prisoner. A quick click through the MSM headlines reporting this showed the same words repeated by all the corporate media as they fulfilled their function as CIA stenographers. One example, from CBS News, will suffice: “Robert Kennedy assassin hospitalized after prison stabbing.”[4]“Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan hospitalized after prison stabbing,” Caroline Linton, CBS, August 31, 2019 RFK assassin, RFK assassin, RFK assassin … all the media said the same thing, which they have been doing for fifty-two years. Their persistency endures despite all the facts that refute their disinformation and show that Senator Kennedy, who was on his way to becoming president, was murdered, like his brother John, by forces of the national security state.

Sartre and Bad Faith

Lying and dissembling are ubiquitous. Being deceived by the media liars is mirrored in people’s personal lives. People lie and want to be deceived. They choose to play dumb, to avoid a confrontation with truth. They want to be nice (Latin, nescire, not to know, to be ignorant) and to be liked. They want to tuck themselves into a safe social and cultural framework where they imagine they will be safe. They like the doll’s house. They choose to live in what Jean Paul Sartre called bad faith (mauvaise foi): In Existential Psychoanalysis he put it thus:

In bad faith it is from myself that I am hiding the truth. But with this ‘lie’ to myself, the one to whom the lie is told and the one who lies are one and the same person, which means that I must know in my capacity as deceiver the truth which is hidden from me in my capacity as the one deceived.

Such bad faith allows people to fabricate a second act of bad faith: that they are not responsible for their ignorance of the truths behind the government’s and corporate media’s lies and propaganda, even as the shades of the prison house ominously close around us and the world edges toward global death that could arrive in an instant with nuclear war or limp along for years of increasing suffering.

Those of us who write about the U.S. led demented wars and provocations around the world and the complementary death of democracy at home are constantly flabbergasted and discouraged by the willed ignorance of so many Americans. For while the mainstream media does the bidding of the power elite, there is ample alternative news and analyses available on the internet from fine journalists and writers committed to truth, not propaganda. There is actually far too much truth available, which poses another problem. But it doesn’t take a genius to learn how to research important issues and to learn how to distinguish between bogus and genuine information. It takes a bit of effort, and, more importantly, the desire to compare multiple, opposing viewpoints and untangle the webs the Web weaves. We are awash in information (and disinformation) and both good and bad reporting, but it is still available to the caring inquirer.

The problem is the will to know. But why? Why the refusal to investigate and question; why the indifference? Stupidity? Okay, there is that. Ignorance? That too. Willful ignorance, ditto. Laziness, indeed. Careerism and ideology? For certain. Upton Sinclair put it mildly when he said, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on not understanding it.” Difficult? No, it’s almost impossible.

But then there are many very intelligent people who have nothing to lose and yet adamantly refuse to entertain alternative possibilities to the reigning orthodoxies that have them in their grip. As do many others, I know many such people who will yes me to death and then never fully research issues. They will remain in limbo or else wink to themselves that what may be true couldn’t be true. They close down. This is a great dilemma and frustration faced by those who seek to convince people to take an active part in understanding what is really going on in the world today, especially as the United States wages war across the globe, threatens Russia, China, and Iran, among many others, and expands and modernizes its nuclear weapons capabilities.

As for Assange, Manning, and Snowden, their plight matters not a whit. In fact, they have been rendered invisible inside the doll’s house, except as the murals on the windows flash back their images as threats to the occupants, Russian monsters out to eat them up. As the great poet Constantine Cavafy wrote long ago in his poem “Waiting for the Barbarians” and they never come: “Now what’s going to happen to us without barbarians? Those people were a kind of solution.” Then again, for people like U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, who knows the Russian barbarians have and will come again, life must be terrifying as he tries so manfully to bar the gates. The Russians have been the American solution in this fairy tale for so long that it’s hard for many Americans to believe another story.

The Two-Headed Monster

On the one hand, there is the massive propaganda apparatus operated by American intelligence agencies in conjunction with their media partners.

On the other, there is the human predilection for untruth and illusions, the sad need to be comforted and to submit to greater “authority,” gratefully to accept the myths proffered by one’s masters. This tendency applies not just to the common people, but even more so to the intellectual classes, who act as though they are immune. Erich Fromm, writing about Germans and Hitler, but by extension people everywhere, termed this the need to “escape from freedom,” since freedom conjures up fears of vertiginous aloneness and the need to decide, which in turn evokes the fear of death.[5]Escape from Freedom, Erich Fromm, Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1941 There are also many kinds of little deaths that precede the final one: social, career, money, familiar, etc., that are used to keep people in the doll’s house.

Fifty years ago, the CIA coined the term “conspiracy theory” as a weapon to be used to dismiss the truths expressed by critics of its murder of President Kennedy, and those of Malcolm X, MLK, and RFK. All the media echoed the CIA line. While they still use the term to dismiss and denounce, their control of the mainstream media is so complete today that every evil government action is immediately seconded, whether it be the lies about the attacks of September 11, 2001, the wars against Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Iran, etc., the coups disguised as color revolutions in Ukraine, Venezuela, Bolivia, Hong Kong, the downing of the Malaysian jetliner there, drone murders, the Iranian “threat,” the looting of the American people by the elites, alleged sarin gas attacks in Syria, the anti-Russia bashing and the Russia-gate farce, the “criminals” Assange, Manning, Snowden – everything. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Fox News, the Washington Post, CNN, NPR, etc. – all are stenographers for the deep state.

So much of the ongoing propaganda travels under the banner of “the war on terror,” which is, of course, an outgrowth of the attacks of September 11, 2001, appropriately named and constantly reinforced as 9/11 in a wonderful example of linguistic mind-control: a constant emergency reminder to engender anxiety, depression, panic, and confusion, four of the symptoms that lead the DSM “experts” and their followers to diagnose and drug individuals. The term 9/11 was first used in the New York Times on September 12, 2001 by Bill Keller, the future Times’ editor and Iraq war cheerleader. Just a fortuitous coincidence, of course.

Jacques Ellul on Propaganda

Jacques Ellul has argued convincingly that modern propaganda in a technological mass society is more complicated than the state and media lying and deceiving the population. He argues that propaganda meets certain needs of modern people and therefore the process of deceit is reciprocal. The modern person feels lost, powerless, and empty. Ellul says, “He realizes that he depends on decisions over which he has no control, and that realization drives him to despair.” But he can’t live in despair; desires that life be meaningful; and wants to feel he lives in a world that makes sense. He wants to participate and have opinions that suggest he grasps the flow of events. He doesn’t so much want information, but value judgments and preconceived positions that provide him with a framework for living. Ellul wrote the following in 1965 in his classic book Propaganda:

The majority prefers expressing stupidities to not expressing any opinion: this gives them the feeling of participation. For they need simple thoughts, elementary explanations, a ‘key’ that will permit them to take a position, and even ready-made opinions….The man who keeps himself informed needs a framework….the more complicated the problems are, the more simple the explanations must be; the more fragmented the canvas, the simpler the pattern; the more difficult the question, the more all-embracing the solution; the more menacing the reduction of his own worth, the greater the need for boosting his ego. All this propaganda – and only propaganda – can give him.[6]Ellul, op cit., p. 140

Another way of saying this is that people want to be provided with myths to direct them to the “truth.” But such so-called truth has been preconceived within the overarching myth provided by propaganda, and while it satisfies people’s emotional need for coherence, it also allows them to think of themselves as free individuals arriving at their own conclusions, which is a basic function of good propaganda. In today’s mass technological society, it is essential that people be convinced that they are free-thinking individuals acting in good faith. Then they can feel good about themselves as they lie and act in bad faith.

Culpable Ignorance

It is widely accepted that political leaders and the mass media lie and dissemble regularly, which, of course, they do. That is their job in an oligarchy. Today we are subjected to almost total, unrelenting media and government propaganda. Depending on their political leanings, people direct their anger toward politicians of parties they oppose and media they believe slant their coverage to favor the opposition. Trump is a liar. No, Obama is a liar. And Hillary Clinton. No, Fox News. Ridiculous! – it’s CNN or NBC. And so on and so forth in this theater of the absurd that plays out within a megaplex of mainstream media propaganda, where there are many shows but one producer, whose overall aim is to engineer the consent of all who enter, while setting the different audiences against each other. It is a very successful charade that evokes name-calling from all quarters.

In other words, for many people their opponents lie, as do other people, but not them. This is as true in personal as well as public life. Here the personal and the political converge, despite protestations to the contrary. Dedication to truth is very rare.

But there is another issue with propaganda that complicates the picture further. People of varying political persuasions can agree that propaganda is widespread. Many people on the left, and some on the right, would agree with Lisa Pease’s statement in her book on the RFK assassination, A Lie Too Big to Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, that “the way the CIA took over America in the 1960s is the story of our time.”[7]A Lie Too Big To Fail, Lisa Pease, Feral House, 2018, pp.500-501 That is also what Garrison thought when he spoke of the doll’s house.

If that is so, then today’s propaganda is anchored in the events of the 1960s, specifically the infamous government assassinations of JFK, Malcolm X, MLK, and RFK, the truth of which the CIA has worked so hard to conceal. In the fifty or so years since, a vast amount of new information has made it explicitly clear that these murders were carried out by elements within the U.S. government, and were done so to silence the voices of four charismatic leaders who were opposed to the American war machine and the continuation of the Cold War. To turn away from this truth and to ignore its implications can only be described as an act of bad faith and culpable ignorance, or worse. But that is exactly what many prominent leftists have done. Then to compound the problem, they have done the same with the attacks of September 11, 2001.

One cannot help thinking of what the CIA official Cord Meyer called these people in the 1950s: “the compatible left.” He felt that effective CIA propaganda, beside the need for fascist-minded types such as Allen Dulles and James Jesus Angleton, depended on “courting” leftists and liberal into its orbit. For so many of the compatible left, those making a lot of money posing as opponents of the ruling elites but often taking the money of the super-rich, the JFK assassination and the truth of September 11, 2001 are inconsequential, never to be broached, as if they never happened, except as the authorities say they did. By ignoring these most in-your-face events with their eyes wide shut, a coterie of influential leftists has done the work of Orwell’s crime-stop and has effectively succeeded in situating current events in an ahistorical and therefore misleading context that abets U.S. propaganda. They truncate the full story to present a narrative that distorts the truth.

Without drawing a bold line connecting the dots from November 22, 1963 up to the present, a critique of the murderous forces ruling the United States is impossible.

Among the most notable of such failures are Noam Chomsky, Alexander Cockburn, Howard Zinn, and Chris Hedges, men idolized by many liberals and leftists. And there are many others who have been deeply influenced by Chomsky, Cockburn, and Zinn and follow in their footsteps. Their motivations remain a mystery, but there is no doubt their refusals have contributed to the increased power of those who control the doll’s house. To know better and do as they have is surely culpable ignorance.

From Bad to Worse

Ask yourself: Has the power of the oligarchic, permanent warfare state with its propaganda and spy networks, increased or decreased in the past half century? Who is winning the battle, the people or the ruling elites? The answer is obvious. It matters not at all whether the president has been Trump or Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush, Barack Obama or George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon or Jimmy Carter. The power of the national security state has grown under them all and everyone is left to moan and groan and wonder why. All the while the doll’s house has become more and more sophisticated and powerful with the growth of electronic media and cell phone usage.

The new Cold War now being waged against Russia and China is a bi-partisan affair, as is the confidence game played by the secret government intended to create a fractured consciousness in the population. This fragmentation of consciousness prevents people from grasping the present from within because so many suffer from digital dementia as their attention hops from input to output in a never-ending flow of mediated, disembodied data. Trump and his followers on one side of the coin; liberal Democrats on the other. The latter, whose bibles are the New York Times, NPR, The Washington Post, Democracy Now, The Guardian, etc. – can only see propaganda when they can attribute it to Trump or the Russians. The former see everything as a liberal conspiracy to take down Trump. The liberals have embraced a new McCarthyism and allied themselves with the deep-state forces that they were once allegedly appalled by, including Republicans. Their embrace of the formerly despised war-monger John Bolton in the impeachment trial of Trump is a laughable case in point, if it weren’t so depraved and slimy. It surely isn’t the bloodthirsty policies of the Trump administration or his bloviating personality, for these liberals allied themselves with Obama’s anti-Russian rhetoric, his support for the U.S. orchestrated neo-fascist Ukrainian coup, his destruction of Libya, his wars of aggression across the Middle East, his war on terror, his trillion dollar nuclear weapons modernization, his enjoyment of drone killing, his support for the coup in Honduras, his embrace of the CIA and his CIA Director John Brennan, his prosecution of whistle-blowers, etc. The same media that served the CIA so admirably over the decades became the liberals’ paragons of truth. It’s enough to make your head spin, which is the point. Spin left, spin right, spin all around, because we have possessed your mind in this spectacular image game where seeming antinomies are the constancy of the same through difference, all the presidents coined by the same manufacturer who knows that coin flipping serves to entertain the audience eager for hope and change.

This is how the political system works to prevent change. It is why little has changed for the better over half a century and the American empire has expanded. While it may be true that there are signs that this American hegemony is coming to an end (I am not convinced), I would not underestimate the power of the U.S. propaganda apparatus to keep people docile and deluded in the doll’s house, despite the valiant efforts of independent truth-tellers.

How, for example, is it possible for so many people to see such a stark difference between the despicable Trump and the pleasant Obama? They are both puppets dancing to their masters’ tunes – the same masters. They both front for the empire.

In his excellent book, Obama’s Unending Wars: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State, Jeremy Kuzmarov assiduously documents Obama’s crimes, including his CIA background.[8]Obama’s Unending Wars: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State, Jeremy Kuzmarov, Clarity Press, 2019 As Glen Ford, of Black Agenda Report, says in the first sentence of his forward, “Barack Obama may go down in presidential history as the most effective-and deceptive-imperialist of them all.” Read the book if you want all the details. They form an overwhelming indictment of the con artist and war criminal that is irrefutable. But will those who worship at the altar of Barack Obama read it? Of course not. Just as those deluded ones who voted for the reality television flim-flam man Trump will ignore all the accumulating evidence that they’ve been had and are living under a president who is Obama’s disguised doppelganger, carrying out the orders of his national security state bosses. This, too, is well documented, and no doubt another writer will arise in the years to come to put it between a book’s covers.

Yet even Jeremy Kuzmarov fails to see the link between the JFK assassination and Obama’s shilling for the warfare state. His few references to Kennedy are all negative, suggesting he either is unaware of what Kennedy was doing in the last year of his life and why he was murdered by the CIA, or something else. He seems to follow Noam Chomsky, a Kennedy hater, in this regard. I point out this slight flaw in an excellent book because it is symptomatic of certain people on the left who refuse to complete the circle. If, as Kuzmarov, argues, Obama was CIA from the start and that explains his extraordinarily close relationship with the CIA’s John Brennan, an architect, among many things, of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program, and that Obama told CIA Director Panetta that the CIA would “get everything it wanted,” and the CIA killed JFK, well, something’s amiss, an enormous gap in the analysis of our current condition.

The doll’s house is a mind game of extraordinary proportions, orchestrated by the perverted power elites that run the show and ably abetted by their partners in the corporate mass media, even some in the alternative press who mean well but are confused, or are disinformation agents in the business of sowing confusion together with their mainstream Operation Mockingbird partners. It is a spectacle of open secrecy, in which the CIA has effectively suckered everyone into a game of to-and-fro in which only they win.

Our only hope for change is to try and educate as many people as possible about the linkages between events that started with the CIA coup d’état in Dallas on November 22, 1963, continued through the killings of Malcolm X, MLK, RFK and on through so much else up to September 11, 2001, and have brought us to the deeply depressing situation we now find ourselves in where truthtellers like Julian Assange, Chelsey Manning, and Edward Snowden are criminalized, while the real perpetrators of terrible evils roam free.

Yes, we must educate but also agitate for the release of this courageous trio. Their freedom is ours; their imprisonment is ours, whether we know it or not. The walls are closing in.

Lisa Pease is so right: “The way the CIA took over America in the 1960s is the story of our time, and too few recognize this. We can’t fix a problem we can’t even acknowledge exists.”

If we don’t follow her advice, we will be toyed with like dolls for a long time to come. There will be no one else to blame.

Notes

[1] Interview with Jim Garrison, District Attorney of Parish of Orleans, Louisiana, May 27, 1969, kennedysandking.com

[2] Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes, Jacques Ellul, Vintage Books, 1973, pp. 17-18

[3]CIA mind control morphed into psychiatry?” Jon Rappoport, com, July 11, 2017

[4]Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan hospitalized after prison stabbing,” Caroline Linton, CBS, August 31, 2019

[5] Escape from Freedom, Erich Fromm, Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1941

[6] Ellul, op cit., p. 140

[7] A Lie Too Big To Fail, Lisa Pease, Feral House, 2018, pp.500-501

[8] Obama’s Unending Wars: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State, Jeremy Kuzmarov, Clarity Press, 2019

 
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  1. Biff says:

    A good dose of reality will drive a man to drink. Where’s my beer?

    A good summary:

    events that started with the CIA coup d’état in Dallas on November 22, 1963, continued through the killings of Malcolm X, MLK, RFK and on through so much else up to September 11, 2001, and have brought us to the deeply depressing situation we now find ourselves in where truthtellers like Julian Assange, Chelsey Manning, and Edward Snowden are criminalized, while the real perpetrators of terrible evils roam free.

    • Replies: @Moi
  2. Parfois1 says:

    Great article. But, as the author states, he’s preaching to the converts while the overwhelming majority want to remain cocooned within their comfortable ignorance. But even if the veil of ignorance allows a little light through (as with crackpots), it is quickly shut out because it endangers the security of one’s worldview built-up over the span of one’s life. Why step outside and into the storm of uncertainties if conformity resolves everything without fuss and worry?

    Intellect or knowledge, logic or reason, spiritual guidance or revelation, are not enough to excite the common man to step outside the doll’s house and confront the reality of his existence and his place in the world. One needs all that plus, having learned life’s lessons, have the courage to step fearlessly into the unknown and ready to accept the challenges ahead. He also needs a vision or a beacon – a symbolic “Mamayev Kurgan” ideal – to embolden and steel him to overcome the hurdles on his road of discovery and instill the fire of curiosity to go further. And he heeds to ask the ultimate question (What’s the meaning of life?) and fulfill his answer to that question. That’s a tall order for the common man in the post-modern world where the self is all there is.

    Considering the above necessary requirements to leave the doll’s house, it is not hard to see why so few seek the light. In the old days religion used to be the source and fulfilment of man’s questions and needs; now he is a lone traveller on the road to nowhere.

    On the other hand, for the less endowed among us to make the grade, a course in Moral Philosophy and Marxism, could be a short-cut but not much easier for the turgid prose and cerebral wear.

    • Agree: FB
  3. ThereisaGod says: • Website

    Brilliant, brilliant article.

    • Agree: Biff
    • Disagree: SolontoCroesus
  4. gotmituns says:

    As a young veteran (grunt) of the war in Vietnam I learned to question everything when Nixon bombed N. Vietnam to the peace table (Christmas bombing). I said to myself [if he could get the N. Vietnamese to come running back to the peace negotiations with just ten days of serious bombing, then they could have done it at any time during that war but didn’t]. After that, I question everything. Sure enough, everything coming from our government is a lie, even the words and, and the.

  5. onebornfree says: • Website

    Reality check. This “just” in:

    On The True Nature of All Governments[ Past, Present, or Future]:

    “Because they are all ultimately funded via both direct and indirect theft [taxes], and counterfeiting [central bank monopolies], all governments are essentially, at their very cores, 100% corrupt  criminal scams which cannot be “reformed”or “improved”,simply because of their innate criminal nature.”   onebornfree

    “People do not expect to find chastity in a whorehouse. Why, then, do they expect to find honesty and humanity in government, a congeries of institutions whose modus operandi consists of lying, cheating, stealing, and if need be, murdering those who resist?” H. L. Mencken

    “To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinatedpreached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”
General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century, translated by John Beverly Robinson (London: Freedom Press, 1923), pp. 293-294.” 
~ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

    Regards, onebornfree

  6. @ThereisaGod

    Given the holocaust skepticism you suggested, ThereisaGod, in your blog post, https://wwwkevboyle.blogspot.com/2020/01/blog-post.html, it’s surprising you were not a tad critical of Curtin’s willingness to implicitly endorse the dogmatized narrative.

    As I read it, the following sentence suggests that Curtin’s thinking is insufficiently critical of holocaustism:

    the American people have been subjected to a fabricated reality that has rendered them a nation of passive Eichmanns

    It’s just one word, but why did Curtin use it? Why introduce a reference to Nazism and the holocaust?

    An earlier article on CIA by Curtin: The CIA Then and Now: Old Wine in New Bottles opened with this sentence:

    The Nazis had a name for their propaganda and mind-control operations: weltanschauungskrieg– “world view warfare.”

    Why make “Nazi” the first thought planted in the reader’s mind, as if to suggest that USAians — and CIA — developed their bad habits from the Nazis?

    To be sure, Curtin spent the next sentences and paragraphs explaining that Nazis learned their psychological warfare techniques from Bernays, and that USA/CIA has perfected and expanded those techniques to the point that they’re all-pervasive.

    But why suggest that it was the drop of Nazi ink that sullied the milk of CIA purity? Why not treat CIA as its own being, sui generis, and attempt to expose the roots of the evil that CIA represents?

    I suggest that that exploration would expose not the evil Nazis but roots entangled in the Hebrew mythos and in zionism; and that, ironically, rather than exemplifying that evil, Nazis recognized and attempted to extract that malign influence.

    • Agree: Saggy, MrFoSquare, Mefobills
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    , @Saggy
    , @Dannyboy
    , @FB
  7. Lost me with stating that Manning was/is a woman. Then we have Ellul, Sartre, Cavafy, Chomsky, Zinn… Well, at least the reader was spared the wit and wisdom of Jacques Derrida.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Thanks: Bill Jones
  8. Moi says:
    @Biff

    The simple fact is that Americans are not a reality-based people. They are greedy, egotistical and violent and love to bs themselves to feel better about themselves. They celebrate the abnormal (LGBTQI) and can hold two opposing notions at the same–e.g. they tear down statues of the Confederate leaders even as they raise slavers Washington and Jefferson to sainthood.

    • Agree: FB
    • Replies: @Nonny Mouse
  9. Polymath says:

    What is your reaction to the theories Ron has been writing about that the Mossad was behind the JFK and RFK assassinations?

  10. @Parfois1

    “…to make the grade, a course in Moral Philosophy and Marxism, could be a short-cut…”

    …and Marxism? What morals could one learn from that genocidal ideology with a historical record of 100 million deaths?

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  11. Willem says:

    ‘It is true that average Americans have not built the doll’s house; that is the handiwork of the vast interconnected and far-reaching propaganda arms of the U.S. government and their media accomplices.’

    True, but what is also true is that there is nothing new or American to this doll house. It’s Plato’s cave that has been designed by rulers who need myths (of their greatness) in order to ‘justifiably’ rule over the population. That is as old as the world.

    That we live in this reality may have nothing to do with bad faith. It could just as well be that people see no other option than to be believe in the narrative that is spun before their eyes. Please note that propaganda is not made for people who know from experience (bombs e.g.) how empires work, but for people who live comfortable as long as they believe in the myth. The prospect of nihilism is what people keep thinking that what is not true is true. And it could only be bad faith if they could acknowledge that there is an alternative reality (which they can’t, because they consider that nihilism). So here is a job for you, dear reader, convince your neighbour who believes in the myth that the myth is just that (a myth) AND provide him or her an alternative reality that is not leading to chaos and nihilism.

    I am happy that Curtin calls the phonies by name: Hedges, Chomsky… These people have some interesting views, but very little and if you would believe all their words you would surely end up in a blind alley where you must vote for a Democrat (Chomsky), or get tear gassed by the police (Hedges)

    Nice essay

  12. @Parfois1

    Are you seeking to compete with the author as a spinner of fine words? You might be competing too well in grand assertions when you say
    “the post-modern world where the self is all there is”.

    I would be sorry to think that you had missed the continuing widespread devotion to family, especially children and grandchildren for whom one would sacrifice much. And, unfortunately, substitutes for religion, as many would see extreme environmentalist fervour – for example, appear to take many forms and engender selfless or self destructive behaviour.

    • Replies: @Nonny Mouse
  13. What’s more, Martin/Malcolm et al. is best viewed as a program. CIA also killed two of Malcolm’s African interlocutors and the friend who wrote a screenplay about his life (there’s a good book about it by Karl Evannzz.) Rainbow sparkle pony Jesse Jackson got his start in life by trying and failing to start the gunfight that was going to get Martin King killed in the 902nd MIG’s bazooka crossfire. Dick Ober also killed Fred Hampton, students at Jackson State, and a long list of others. John Burge prototyped Abu Ghraib with his torture chamber in Chicago.

    The thing that scares CIA most is international solidarity. The outside world understands the CIA regime perfectly well. And they’re assembling the institutional framework for dismantling CIA and prosecuting the command structure it imposed on our country. CIA’s murder panic over the Bandung Conference dwarfed the Red Scare in scale and intensity. That’s because CIA’s not scared of communism, they’re scared of US public contact with the outside world. When Churchill said an iron curtain will come down, he meant it would come down around you.

    Is there a way to get more foreign commenters here? Association in a plaintext forum is necessarily limited, but Unz would be greatly benefited by the geographic reach of e.g. moonofalabama.org (I see denk found this place already.)

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    , @Parfois1
  14. The Garrison interview is an important piece as an introduction to the subject the author tackles here. Any of Garrison’s observations can be quoted as revelatory for those who have never considered the basic theme of this article, but here’s one in particular:

    “Q. 8. Has the change in the administration in Washington
    [Johnson to Nixon] affected your relations with the federal agencies whose cooperation until now has been denied you?

    A. There has been no change of any kind in the power base in Washington. There have been seeming changes but the warfare machine and its extensive intelligence tentacles, domestic as well as foreign, remain untouched. Congress is free to debate concerning daylight savings time,and the president is free to re-paint the rooms of the White House any color he chooses,but there is not likely to be any diminution in the power of the warrior chieftains and their allies in the government.

    The President of the United States is a transient official in the regard of the warfare
    conglomerate. His assignment is to act as master of ceremonies in the awarding of
    posthumous medals, to serve when needed as a salesman for the military hardware
    manufacturers,and to speak as often as possible about the nation’s desire for peace.

    He is not free to trespass on the preserve of the war interests nor even to acknowledge that such an organism exists. He is not free because of the collective power to remove the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff nor the heads of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He must re-appoint them because of their amazing efficiency. That is his assignment in the game. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff used to be required to be replaced every two years. No such change has been made since November 22nd, 1963.

    Nor has there ever been any mention in the mass media of the curious
    end of what once was not merely custom but a requirement of law. Apparently, like so much else that has happened since 1963, it is not newsworthy. ”

    This interviews took place in 1969. Not much has changed since then.

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski, Parfois1
  15. Anonymous[286] • Disclaimer says:
    @ThereisaGod

    Yes, brilliant in almost all respects except the conclusion, since it’s organized Jewry that’s taken over the United States. Focusing on the CIA’s activities is confusing cause with effect in the way blaming these endless wars on the “MIC” deflects attention from the masters behind the screen.

    The quotes from Jacque Ellul are right on target all these years later, and more so. But, what the article’s author forgot to add was Ellul’s conclusion that it’s the most educated among us who are far and away the most influenced by propaganda because of their need to feel well informed within their social circles. Voltaire pointed out that in an age of disbelief, as ours is for the educated classes, damnation now takes the form of social irrelevance. Can you imagine going to a reception in DC and not knowing what the actors were reading on CNN or Fox News last night?

    As the late Underground Grammarian, Richard Mitchell, put it, college miseducated Americans fancy themselves educated and yet generally don’t know who authored their thoughts. Ellul called education “pre-propaganda,” and so our brainwashed kids now regard lying crap like climate change as science, accept the fiendish chemical and surgical transgendering of their emotionally troubled classmates as virtuous, and believe that male sodomy, which is factually the externalization of coprophilia and often coprophagia, is not only something rather gay, but an expression of love. If today’s college kids vote, we could get Mayor Pete as president solely because he’s “gay.”

    Voting does little more than legitimize the grave evils committed in our name. Democracy in America is now close to mobocracy and ensures pretty much the opposite of its supposed virtues read from the same script on CNN and Fox News every night. The president, in any case, as with every president before him since JFK, has revealed who his true masters always were by coming very close to criminalizing any hint of criticism of Israel, which in turn is not so much a country as it is a de facto exclave of organized Jewry in America.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Parfois1
    , @Johan
  16. A very nice piece of work.

    I love the Harold Pinter quote.

    And Jim Garrison, despite some errors, was simply a remarkable man. I read his very articulate books and saw him in interviews.

    He never had quite the complete picture, as you might expect with all the clever, well-paid people of CIA and FBI working against him. And America’s mainline press was dedicated to diminishing and defaming him, how else could it be?

    But he got an awfully lot right, and his efforts should have made more of a difference to more Americans, but he was literally portrayed as a person with mental problems and as a crook. Just the intensity of the efforts to do so should tell you something.

    I was long a fairly serious student of the Kennedy Assassination, and I understand many of the details that were routinely glossed over or misrepresented.

    The fact is Kennedy was the only President in modern American history to oppose the unelected establishment. He did so on several important matters.

    And he did so at a time when the CIA, under the pleasant and avuncular Eisenhower who wanted to avoid open military hostilities, had given the Agency free rein pretty much to do as it pleased in many places of the world.

    It was arrogant with its success and privilege and deeply resented Kennedy’s approach to exerting Presidential authority. Kennedy’s threats and firings after the Bay of Pigs fiasco plus his later efforts to establish good backchannel communication with Russia and, to a lesser extent, Cuba, made him a doomed man. His relations with Israel and its determination to acquire nuclear weapons went against the grain of the establishment. His important relationship with Mary Pinchot Meyer was also a dark cloud over him, and Mary was murdered a year after Kennedy, her murder never solved.

    An important bottom line consideration concerning the Warren Commission was Bertrand Russell’s profound question, never answered, “If, as we are told, Oswald was the lone assassin, where is the issue of national security?”

    Over the years, I’ve done a good deal of serious writing on the assassination. Readers will find some intriguing material in the following:

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  17. @ThereisaGod

    Hey ThereisaGod!

    I note you credited Edward Curtin’s epistle as two-x’s “brilliant.” Okay, okay. 🤔

    Fyi, early this morning & while quite into the article, I was, as recommended, prepped to activate my debit card & buy the book, “The Journal of History & Deep Politics,” which might yet happen.👍

    Nonetheless, I arrived at the strange part where Ed Curtin opined, “Then again, for people like U.S. Representative Adam Schiff 🇮🇱🇺🇸, who knows the Russian barbarians have & will come again, life must be a terrifying as he tries to so manfully bar the gates.”

    Haha, (Gasp) The bug-eyed💀 Jewish & Neo-Bolshie barbarian, Adam Schiff, made ZUS political history by lying about the zealot-Likud Chosen One, President Trumpstein.

    Then, voila, Ed Curtin nobly turned to Jacques Ellul to bring sense into American dumb goyim heads, and who wrote veritically downward and wordy, yawn:
    “The majority prefers expressing stupidities to not expressing any opinion: this gives them the feeling of participation. For they need simple thoughts, elementary explanations, a ‘key’ that will permit them to take a position, and even ready-made opinions….The man who keeps himself informed needs a framework….the more complicated the problems are, the more simple the explanations must be;”

    Well, either Mr. or Ms. ThereisaGod, thank you!
    Fyi, & as the unHoly Land & the Netanyahu/Kushner Greater Israel “deal” is about to explode into WW3, I still might buy the book, 😌but I shall never leave behind the plain-spoken & affordable sermon, issued by a Nazarene & nearby the Sea of Galilee,🇵🇸, “The Beatitudes.”

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  18. Mulegino1 says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    But why suggest that it was the drop of Nazi ink that sullied the milk of CIA purity? Why not treat CIA as its own being, sui generis, and attempt to expose the roots of the evil that CIA represents?

    I suggest that that exploration would expose not the evil Nazis but roots entangled in the Hebrew mythos and in zionism; and that, ironically, rather than exemplifying that evil, Nazis recognized and attempted to extract that malign influence.

    Brilliant!

    The “Nazis” were pikers when it came to propaganda, not because they were manipulative but because they tended to eschew the “big lie” as its operative principle, which is exactly the opposite of the official narrative. Hitler did not propose the “big lie” as a means of mass control, he condemned it! Goebbels observed that good propaganda must be based upon the truth.

    The archetypal infotainment prole is subjected relentlessly to History Channel level propaganda with Hitler shrieking wildly (without context or subtitles), the iconic striped pajama pathos and roaring Stuka terror. We Dumbmericans will buy anything about history provided it has the right packaging.

    • Thanks: SolontoCroesus
    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @Bill Jones
  19. @Moi

    Is that specifically American?

    • Replies: @Moi
  20. anonymous[508] • Disclaimer says:

    This is how the system works, and for most Americans, it is not happening. It doesn’t matter. They don’t care, just as they don’t care that Obama backed the 2009 coup d’état in Honduras that has resulted in so many deaths at the hands of U.S trained killers, and then Trump ranted about all these “non-white” people fleeing to the U.S. to escape a hell created by the U.S., as it has been doing throughout Latin America for so long.

    1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection
    https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/1000-Israeli-Soldiers-To-Arrive-in-Honduras-to-Train-Troops-Police-on-Border-Protection-20190506-0014.html

    Honduras will receive 1,000 Israeli soldiers to train the country’s army for border protection, fight against drug trafficking, investigation, and counterterrorism. [notice how eliminating a comma = truth-telling]

    The main mission of the troops is to train for border protection to stop migrants fleeing Honduras to the U.S., especially children.

    This would be the second time that Honduras is allowing foreign military personnel in the territory and the first time in Israel’s history to send troops abroad.

  21. @Wizard of Oz

    You make a good point. The family centres on the children and finding them a place in the world, which means a place in the doll’s house, which means our own place is to believe what the elite tells us.

  22. Saggy says: • Website
    @SolontoCroesus

    I stopped reading at the ‘passive Eichmann’s’ and was typing up my comment when I saw yours … what the hell is this guy, who’s supposed to be exposing the propaganda world we live in, doing repeating a trope from the biggest hoax of all? So, I googled E Curtin and holocaust and discovered he is silent as a mouse on the subject, and is a writer for globalresearch.ca, so I did a site search for global research and discovered that the site promotes the holohoax …. son of a bitch ! …. for example …
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-bush-familys-links-to-nazi-germany-a-famous-american-family-made-its-fortune-from-the-nazis/5512243

    The Bush bank helped the Thyssens make the Nazi steel that killed Allied solders. As bad as financing the Nazi war machine may seem, aiding and abetting the Holocaust was worse.

    • Agree: Jus' Sayin'...
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  23. Moi says:
    @Nonny Mouse

    Perhaps not, but I don’t know of any other “civilized” country that serially bombs/invades other countries that have not even threatened it or have the capacity to do so…

    • Agree: Nonny Mouse
  24. @Mulegino1

    Am impressed at how Mulegino1 said to SolontoCroesus: “We Dumbmericans will buy anything about history provided it has the right packaging.”

    Soon perhaps around Purim time, & after his zio-impeachment acquittal, the unchained President Trumpstein will take revenge on the ethnically cleansed Palestinians for their leadership’s having snubbed (👌) The Steal/Deal of the Century.

    Doubtless, Muley, International Supremacist Jewry has the “right packaging,” Thank you!

    • Agree: Mulegino1
  25. A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors, are not victims but accomplices. – George Orwell

  26. Sam J. says:

    “…The modern person feels lost, powerless, and empty. Ellul says, “He realizes that he depends on decisions over which he has no control, and that realization drives him to despair.” But he can’t live in despair; desires that life be meaningful; and wants to feel he lives in a world that makes sense…”

    You answer your own questions I believe.

    “…Depending on their political leanings, people direct their anger toward politicians of parties they oppose and media they believe slant their coverage to favor the opposition…”

    It relieves tension even if ineffectual. They do this because the only other answer is war against the State. True if it was a mass movement the deep State would be soon overthrown but when someone does this they pay all the cost and no one else does. To do so is to be dead and no one will likely know. It will end when enough people feel like they would rather be dead than go on like this.

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

    Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

    I agree with Solzhenitsyn except for the part that they deserved it. NO they didn’t for reasons I stated above. No one NOT in the camps knew for sure what happened to all these people. They could speculate but they didn’t KNOW. So risking everything for something you suspect is not normal.

    There’s also the fact that most normal people wouldn’t dream of doing some of the vast evil things the psychopaths that run things do. They couldn’t imagine themselves doing anything remotely like this so unless they have solid proof, and even then, they just have a hard time believing people can be so evil in a such a straight forward systematic way.

  27. Saggy says: • Website

    This article is BS, it’s based on the premise that every conspiracy theory since the JFK assassination is true. And, as usual, the Wasps did it. Primarily the CIA. And, not a shred of evidence is provided, we, the enlightened, are supposedly already in on the secret. I never paid much attention to the JFK conspiracies, because I didn’t see any evidence, but, maybe 5 years ago I decided to read a book on the subject, maybe Lane’s ? (I have forgotten), and it was just garbage. The article is in my view advanced hasbara. For an introduction to the subject google Shamir’s ‘Hasbara – Blame it On the Wasps’.

  28. Sparkon says:

    While truth-tellers Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning sit inside jail cells and Edward Snowden lives in exile in Russia,

    I think this is an excellent essay, as far as it goes, but Assange’s declaration that 9/11 is a false conspiracy rules him out as a truth-teller.

    “I’m constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud.”

    — Julian Assange

    And Snowden?

    I was right outside the NSA [on 9/11], so I remember the tension on that day. I remember hearing on the radio, ‘the plane’s hitting,’ and I remember thinking my grandfather, who worked for the FBI at the time, was in the Pentagon when the plane hit it…

    — Edward Snowden

    https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/1229368-i-was-right-outside-the-nsa-on-9-11-so-i

    Will coincidences never cease?

  29. Agent76 says:

    Jul 28, 2019 “United States” to Imperial America: Our Hidden Empire

    The global expanse of US military bases is well-known; but it’s actual territorial empire is largely hidden. The true map of America is not taught in our schools.

  30. He hypocritically pardoned Manning on his way out the door as if this would polish his deluded liberal legacy after making her suffer terribly through seven years of imprisonment.

    If YOU want to be truthful, call him ‘him’, not ‘her’. Or have been hypnotized by globo-homo foisted on the masses by the corporate media run by Zio-supremacists?

    No American could possibly believe a tale that a former Russian soldier, trained in English and having served at a top Soviet secret military base, who had defected to the U.S. and then returned home with the help of the K.G.B., could kill the Russian Premier with a defective and shoddy rifle and then be shot to death in police headquarters in Moscow by a K.G.B. connected hit man so there would be no trial and the K.G.B. would go scot free. That would be a howler! So too, of course, are the Warren Commission’s fictions about Oswald.

    Whether Oswald did it or not, US has been freer than USSR, then a totalitarian state. So, crazy individuals could make their mark in the US. John Hinckley, Mark Chapman, the nut who shot George Wallace, assassination plot against Nixon and Ford, etc.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  31. @ChuckOrloski

    Ah! The Steal of The Century! Right!

  32. @Saggy

    And, as usual, the Wasps did it. Primarily the CIA.

    [Shot JFK.]

    I missed the author’s mention of stinging insects. Please quote him. And he said there were only WASPs in the CIA? Again, please quote. I wouldn’t like to think you were just throwing around smears, Saggy.

    • Replies: @Saggy
  33. @Saggy

    Recommend the book JFK, the CIA and Vietnam by Col. L. Fletcher Prouty, can be had on amazon.

  34. Saggy says: • Website
    @Nonny Mouse

    It’s a code … CIA = deep state = corporations = oligarchy = military-industrial-financial-media-intelligence complex = Wasps, it’s standard hasbara code. As in ….

    military-industrial-financial-media-intelligence complex that rules the country to this day, the American people have been subjected to a fabricated reality that has rendered them a nation of passive Eichmanns

    We’re just a bunch of Nazis.

  35. For some reason articles like this strike me to be advertising for the all powerful CIA. Long before MK Ultra, there was mandatory public schooling followed by the push of a mass college education. Do you really think there is a need to drug boys in mass for ADD? And is the CIA behind that? We do need learn. However education, especially college, is the great American plague that allows all other evil to exist. Start there.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  36. @ChuckOrloski

    Hello Chuck Orloski,

    Does Dunkin Donuts do hamentaschen?

    but seriously —

    Curtin’s article did remind me of Jeff Gates’s Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War
    Link to Amazon mostly to highlight the reviews/ comments —

    Here’s a blurb from WorldCat (it’s not easy to find Gates’s book in a public library — crowded out by Drag Queens, I guess)

    The corruption that plagues American politics is traced to an alliance with elites and extremists loyal to the Land of Israel. Unable to rid politics of campaign finance corruption the U.S. finds its security imperiled by those skilled at deceiving America into waging wars for the Zionist state. Tracing this corruption to criminal syndicates from the 1920s, this book reveals how those skilled at displacings facts with beliefs wield clout from the shadows. Both deception and self-deceit play critical roles in enabling this criminality to expand its reach on a global scale. The book documents how–by operating in the realms of politics, media, academia, think tanks, and popular culture–corruption came to dominate politics, as shown by presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. –From p. 4

    WRMEA, Grant Smith’s organization, reviewed the book — it’s at the Amazon link.

    In an interview Gates gave on RedIce
    (now removed — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr56HuPf-9o
    also “no longer available” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJx1dVX45s What are they afraid of?)
    Gates explained how his association with the son of Huey Long motivated him to write the book: Gates was challenged to investigate the assassination of Huey Long, just five weeks after a poll indicated that Long would likely defeat FDR. Gates concluded that Long whose (prominence and populism matched that of Charles Coughlin), was killed by a member of the “transgenerational criminal network” — heavily but not solely Jewish — that supported the FDR presidency and that has dominated American politics and policy ever since.

    It’s the same transgenerational criminal network as killed Kennedy, that Curtin writes about, but the coup — the subversion of American Founders-based government occurred a generation or more before the JFK assassination.

    The Long – Louisiana connection meshes with Curtin’s discussion of the importance of Jim Garrison.


    One more thought — we’re accustomed to think of New York and Hollywood when we think of Jews, but Jews had a substantial footprint in the South: one history of Jewish migration to USA observed that as Andrew Jackson cleared Southern states of Indians, European Jews flocked to the liberated lands.
    Many of the prominent Jewish families who were charter members of the “transgenerational criminal gang”, in whose numbers I would include Louis Brandeis, Samuel Untermeyer, and Guggenheims, were economic opportunist-migrants to Southern states — the Brandeises settled in Kentucky, which, after the Whiskey Rebellion, became an important port for distribution of whiskey since spirits were not taxed. In some cases, Jewish (and other) economic migrants were profiteers in US Civil War — Untermeyer’s family sold provisions to both Union and Confederates, as did Gertrude Stein’s Bavarian immigrant forebears.

    One last note, in light of the NOI article, “Jews Selling Blacks” Book Stirs Reparations Movement : Holocaust revisionist denunciator-in-chief Deborah Lipstadt has roots in the South. Based on comments Lipstadt has made about long-term Black family retainers, it is not unlikely that she is part of a (formerly) slave-owning family.

    • Agree: fnn
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Skeptikal
  37. Sam J. says:
    @Saggy

    “…This article is BS, it’s based on the premise that every conspiracy theory since the JFK assassination is true. And, as usual, the Wasps did it. Primarily the CIA. And, not a shred of evidence is provided…”

    No, you lie. He didn’t say that every one was. He talked about a large amount in general which true. The people he’s writing this for is obviously not you because a great deal of the people here know about many of these already. Look around a little and you will find the same…if you are so inclined.

  38. @Priss Factor

    O/T — I’ve been doing battle w/ local library over Drag Queen Story Hours, to which I thought my (mostly Black) neighbors would be opposed.

    The ‘hood is really screwed up.

    For several weeks we’ve had a billboard encouraging Black men to engage in gay sex, under the title, LOVE! (the government will pay for medicine to prevent AIDs. Free X 2)

    Recently, that billboard was changed to one featuring a Black women, same message: go ahead and LOVE, i.e. engage in homosexual activity; same sponsor: “(the government will pay for medicine to prevent AIDs.)

    What’s really freaking me out is the billboard 2 more blocks away: it counsels rape victims: Rape Shatters! You are not alone!.

    Go ahead and treat your body and your sexuality like a cheap toy, but if you get hurt, call on Uncle Sam and his taxpaying minions to put you back together again.

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
  39. Pancho says:

    For a quite different analysis of the Kennedy assassination read Partners in Crime: The Rockefeller, CFR, CIA and Castro Connection to the Kennedy Assassination.

  40. @Montefrío

    Absolutely agree. Anyone who buys the nonsense that a human born with an XY chromosome set, with balls and a penis, and without the usual biological accoutrements of a human female, e.g. breasts, labia, clitoris, vagina, uterus, and ovaries, is in no position to criticize others for having drunk of any other kind of Kool Aid.

  41. Who’s the CIA? I always have maintained that don’t let aliens control it!

  42. @Old and grumpy

    Recommend the book The Secret Team, the CIA and its Allies in Control of the World, by Col. L. Fletcher Prouty, can be had on amazon.

  43. @Saggy

    You mirror my general impressions, at first reading, then skimming through to the end of this screed. It is not remotely up to the usual standards of the Unz Review.

  44. While reading the article, I could not help but notice Mr Curtin avoids three words like the plague: Jews, Zionism and Israel. Even when talking about 9/11 or the JFK/RFK assassinations, our endless ME wars and Syria, or especially the hapless Palestinians (mentioned only in passing.) Thus, it ultimately struck me as more of a slightly soft-ball, ‘preaching-to-the-choir’ screed, although very nicely written, and quite informative to the novice or uninitiated, to be sure. But nothing new here for anyone even remotely interested in such matters.

    So, ultimately, Mr Curtin’s article must be welcomed, and maybe his avoidance of certain sensitive subjects simply mirrors a concern that to touch the ‘third rail’ of jewish involvement in any of the topics he discusses, may result in his voice being professionally stymied permanently. And that is a fear that is not unfounded, sad to say. And we need all the contrarian voices we can get, no doubt.

    So again, a big thanks for his otherwise laudable effort is certainly mandated.

    However, I must contrast that with our benefactor, Ron Unz, and his superb series of magnum opuses which unflinchingly grab the zio-bull by the balls and swing it around and around for all to see.

    Now who, exactly, is the truth-teller nonpareil here?

    TGFRU!

    (Thank God For Ron Unz)

    • Thanks: Ron Unz
    • Replies: @Parfois1
  45. Omegabooks says: • Website

    I’ve been searching for truth for many years which is why I delved into many thought patterns or ideologies and religions and taught truth (aka math, not Common Crap either) and live in a remote area. And write for truth disguised as fiction novels. https://omegabooksnet.com I’d say most people can’t handle the truth, and I’m not just talking Americans here. And then there are the psychopaths, sociopaths, and narcissists,which, for the most part, is acted on through free will and choice. That is, most Americans and everyone else chooses to live in the “doll house.”

    I’d say Dutch bankster Ronald Bernard (who exposed the evil of his bankster world) also exposed this truth–nearly forced to watch the satanic sacrifice of a small child, his truth is that the MOST enslaved and LEAST free and the elites themselves. Yes they might live like kings or gods, but when your conscience is seared shut, then you lack any and all freedom though you think you are the freest of all. With God or Good you have free choice, and with Satan or Evil you don’t (do what thou wilt by Crowley is actually do what evil wilt! It is almost impossible to recover from psychopathy.)

  46. Tim K says:

    The author refers to Chelsea Manning as a “she” in the article. Mr. Manning is a man not a woman. Yes, he changed his name to “Chelsea” from Bradley a few years ago after claiming he no longer identified as man and wanted to be treated like a woman. Sex changes are not possible. While a person can change their name, subject themselves to hormone treatment and even physical mutilation, they cannot change their sex.

    Those who indulge the narcissistic delusions of so-called transgendered people are doing themselves and society a disservice. The choice of what pronoun to use when speaking or writing may seem like a trivial matter but it’s actually a major retreat in the psychological war now being waged against humanity. Once language is separated from truth (or reality) it is weaponized. Two plus two equal four no matter what the Party claims.

    • Thanks: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Nonny Mouse
  47. Anonymous[384] • Disclaimer says:
    @Saggy

    “what the hell is this guy, who’s supposed to be exposing the propaganda world we live in, doing repeating a trope from the biggest hoax of all?”

    Heilige Scheisse! Du hast ganz Recht!

  48. This guy lost me at Schiff and the Russians.

    The question that occurs to me when reading such pieces, with which I might be in general agreement, is that they frequently seem to have inserted into them some sort of inanity or contradiction that undermines the entire premise. In this case, it is that Schiff, who gets adulation on TV constantly, is some sort of outsider hero, and that Russia, the establishment’s bete noir and boogey man par excellence, is the home of barbarian hordes ready to invade, which is exactly what our ruling class and military industrial complex seem to want you to believe. Could this itself be part of a propaganda effort to undermine rational dissident thought by inserting insanity, making the whole appear insane?

    • Replies: @Adrian
  49. Who exactly is “Chelsea” Manning? Do you mean Bradley Manning?
    Put lipstick on a pig and it’s still a pig, but put lipstick on a male, (hardly a man because no real man would put lipstick on himself), and somehow this male is now a female “Chelsea”????
    Anyone who would recognize Bradley Manning as “Chelsea” Manning has as much credibility as someone who would believe that putting lipstick on a pig somehow makes the pig no longer a pig, in other words is a damned FOOL.
    He is not a she.
    No matter how much Mr. Curtin wants to BELIEVE that Bradley Manning is somehow “Chelsea” Manning, it isn’t so and never will be. He discards whatever credibility he purports to claim; whatever else he had to say, which was utterly ignored after seeing “Chelsea”, was also discarded, as it should be.
    Reality is reality, not what we want it to be. You wish to be taken seriously, then see what is obviously true as the truth that it is.

    • Disagree: Biff
  50. To all those who find it appropriate to criticize Chelsea Manny and then me for referring to “her”:

    Maybe rather that your such small-minded jabs, you could celebrate Manning’s incredible courage – 7 years jailed under Obama and 6 +months and ongoing under Trump for defending truth, freedom of the press, Julian Assange, and the victims of America’s savage wars. It it’s hard to find genuine American heroes these day and Manning is one them with more guts than most of us can even imagine.

    • Agree: Biff
    • Replies: @Edward Curtin
    , @Saggy
    , @ValMond
  51. @Edward Curtin

    Anger leads to spelling mistakes – thus:

    To all those who find it appropriate to criticize Chelsea Manning and then me for referring to “her”:

    Maybe rather that your small-minded jabs, you could celebrate Manning’s incredible courage – 7 years jailed under Obama and 6 +months and ongoing under Trump for defending truth, freedom of the press, Julian Assange, and the victims of America’s savage wars. It’s hard to find genuine American heroes these days and Manning is one them with more guts than most of us can even imagine.

  52. Anonymous[286] • Disclaimer says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Thanks for reminding us of Jeff Gates.

  53. @Tim K

    A small sidepoint you didn’t need to bring up. But the psychiatry of a brave, resolute man wanting to be a woman is beyond bizarre.

    • Replies: @Nonny Mouse
  54. “The United States of America’s Dolls House. A vast tapestry of lies and delusions”

    Indeed. You lost me when you described Bradley (Chelsea) Manning as “that courageous woman”. You have no moral authority for the rest of your critique and in fact, completely undermine any good you sought to do since you too capitulate to the zeitgeist of delusion and thought control.

  55. Anon[211] • Disclaimer says:

    The fates of courageous whistle-blowers Assange, Manning, and Snowden don’t concern them. The fates of Hondurans don’t concern them. The fates of Syrians don’t concern them. The fates of Iraqis, Afghans, Yemenis, Palestinians don’t concern them. The fates of America’s victims all around the world don’t concern them. Indifference reigns.

    The problem is that the anti-American stuff really has been pushed beyond human limits of guilt-acceptance. We already carry maximal guilt from slavery, Jim Crow, racism, Christianity, etc. We already are at a breaking point where the American social scene is about as bad as the social scene anywhere in the world. Southerners are perpetually angry and angsty. Northerners and Westerners are angry that they have to be lumped with Southerners in this country. Californians are trying to have an identitarian break from America, with the whole Republica California thing, and even the Calexit thing. Suicide is quite common, and increasing, among whites in the USA, and the reasons for it are related to pure hopelessness and despair – I have a hard time believing that it isn’t greatly influenced by the social breakdown.

    I think we simply cannot carry more negativity than we do. You can try to make me/us hate myself more, but I am maxed out. There is no hope for a positive existence for white males in the USA, at least not in the South, where I was cursed to be born in.

    I notice that some people revel in attacking the USA. Maybe you are right, maybe not. But it is something that brings you joy for some reason. Perhaps you are the one who is sadistic, not the US government? What if the US foreign policy really is at least somewhat humanitarian, as it claims? What if the N Vietnamese and their regional allies in Cambodia really were murderous assholes, and what if the Middle East really is threatening Israel?

    I would still probably kill myself.

    But maybe if this was partially granted, there might be little less accusatory rhetoric from the generally content and well-to-do “counter-culture” crowd, who have little personal reason for spreading misery throughout society, and there could be fewer white male suicides in the future.

  56. I notice the bots are attempting to impose the standard authorized conspiracy-nut argument out of 1035-960:

    “CIA!”
    “Jews!”
    “CIA!!”
    “Jews!!”

    When any halfwit knows it’s both. CIA enlists the kosher nostra in their domestic coups, along with lots of other villains to point fingers at. To kill JFK; to sabotage the WTC and Pentagon. Mossad’s value to CIA is that there’s nothing they won’t do. So CIA can get it done deniably.

    CIA has versions of this canard for multiple psychographic axes. If they can’t get you off their scent with commies, they’ll try it with Jews. If that doesn’t work they’ll try it with Illuminati, or alien lizard men, or blood-drinking pedo aristocrats. It’s all more exciting than the dispiriting truth: flabby mediocrities in a criminal bureaucracy in Langley. It’s time to flush them out and hang them from the lampposts.

    • Troll: Saggy
  57. Saggy says: • Website
    @Edward Curtin

    Why don’t you address a substantial issue, like your promotion of the holohoax? If you need a reference, try
    http://www.holohoax101.org
    or
    http://www.bitchute.com/rumpelstiltskin/

  58. @Put something in it for the jigs

    “Jesse Jackson got his start in life by trying and failing to start the gunfight ”

    Nah, Jesse got his start in life by rolling in MLK’s blood and then insinuating himself into the interviews to get his bloody sweater on camera. Julian Bond told on him for that, but it didn’t stop his hustle.

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
  59. ValMond says:
    @Edward Curtin

    Gender dysphoria is a somatized lie.
    We can only imagine the physical and psychological torture that broke Bradley Manning into “declaring” himself a woman. What’s in a name? What’s not in it? The abyss looked back at Bradley and he became the lie he rebelled against. No doubt, that was the ultimate, though symbolic victory of his torturers.
    It’s surprising that someone with your lucidity and perception would fall into such an obvious ideological trap. “He” is not she. A “man” is not a woman. Those are axiomatic truths. You may wish to fix this otherwise important and well written piece. It will only gain in power and impact.

  60. anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Author has a certain exasperation with the average person who is apathetic and accepting of the official propaganda line. This is to be expected when a person takes the time to actually scrutinize history and events rather than being spoon-fed a diet of lies. But what choice do people have, really? The education system from childhood on is geared to produce a compliant population even as they’re told they have the greatest freedom the world has ever known. The commanding heights of major media all are a part of the system. People’s livelihoods can be jeopardized, if not their lives as in the cases of Assange and Snowden as well as others. This democracy is rigged; you can only vote for who they give you. It’s just a shell game, an ever changing fraud that is always being adjusted and tweaked to fit current circumstances. Drugs are there, legal and illegal, to pacify part of the population. They’ve got the majority of people bamboozled; they’re good at this game. To meet someone who sees through all the smoke is refreshing but doesn’t happen very often. People have their limits.

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  61. Sean says:

    A nature over nurture argument with eight uses of the word “convinces”, and twenty seven uses of the word “free”.

    One of the first things an authoritarian governing elite must do is to convince people that they are not free. …But such so-called truth has been preconceived within the overarching myth provided by propaganda, and while it satisfies people’s emotional need for coherence, it also allows them to think of themselves as free individuals

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/the-schizophrenic-genius-whose-worst-fears-came-true-1862415.html

    A gifted inventor, he also held at least three patents. He retired in 1992 and devoted his life to searching for extra-terrestrial life, and investing on Wall Street, creating complex algorithms, mostly in his head, that helped to transform his modest retirement savings into an impressive investment portfolio. He believed the CIA had him under surveillance … were secretly plotting to murder him.

    In the event, his worst fears were justified. At some point last February, the researcher, who had spent 30 years working at Oak Ridge in Tennessee… was abducted and gruesomely murdered.

    Central Intelligence Agents? Judge for yourself:-

    “We can’t fix a problem we can’t even acknowledge exists.”

    But we can hide from a reality in which coming to the notice of low lifes as a potentially lucrative “mark” is more likely to result in being duped, drugged and meeting an untimely end than anything involving secret squirrels.

    Regarding Oswalds bang-bang, get some perspective by watching a man of 68 years with a rifle from 1841.

  62. Skeptikal says:

    ” I point out this slight flaw in an excellent book because it is symptomatic of certain people on the left who refuse to complete the circle. ”

    Quite right.
    And this is a problem that Ron Unz has. Not that Unz is “on the left.” But still. He is one who should be able to connect these dots. Instead Unz delights in reviling and making snide comments about commenters at this blog who make the same assertions as Curtin regarding JFK. For example, Unz disses and makes sport of such commenters by paraphrasing their rational positions, turning them into emotional slavery to the memory of Kennedy, as if he were a matinee idol and the commenter were an empty Barbie.

    Unz having published this piece by Curtin, I wonder whether he (Unz) has the perspacacity to recognize himself in Curtin’s calling out of the failure of the US’s intellectual leaders on the left and the right (to the extent that those categories still have validity) to see the thread that connects Dallas to the murder and mayhem perpetrated by Obama and Trump. And to pull it.

  63. Skeptikal says:
    @Saggy

    Saggy is in the great American tradition of the Know-Nothings.

  64. Skeptikal says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    The involvement of Jews as bank rollers and owners of Southern sugar plantations (e.g., in Louisiana) and also in the liquor trade makes perfect sense, since so much sugar was used to manufacture rum.

    In Olmstead’s The Cotton Kingdom I read that sugar actually was protected by a tariff. So it seems that sugar was protected, and then the alcohol produced from it was also untaxed.

    Olmstead also discussed the fact that turning cane into sugar was a fairly high-tech operation requiring considerable investment in machinery, as well as in the slaves to run the operation. Slaves who could run a sugar operation were more valuable than mere field hands, because of the know-how involved. Taken together, it required more capital to set up a sugar plantation than even a cotton plantation. More capital means more debt, higher yearly interest payments, more risk.

  65. Twodees 62, no no, look at King Family v. Jowers or The Plot to Kill King. Jesse Jackson fucked up his main job, starting the tragic negro gunfight by being a dick. When he failed and Strausser backstopped him, then Jesse waved the bloody sweater for the cameras.

  66. Adrian says:
    @donald j tingle

    You wrote:

    The question that occurs to me when reading such pieces, with which I might be in general agreement, is that they frequently seem to have inserted into them some sort of inanity or contradiction that undermines the entire premise. In this case, it is that Schiff, who gets adulation on TV constantly, is some sort of outsider hero, and that Russia, the establishment’s bete noir and boogey man par excellence, is the home of barbarian hordes

    No- that bit about Schiff is clearly ironical.

    I was worried about a an other thing.

    He seems a bit of a crank on the topic of brain research which, according to him, is meant to provide a basis to the ruling elite’s attempt to convince the rest of us that we are not free.

    But he doesn’t seem able to make up his mind if that is what it really wants,. Compare:
     

    One of the first things an authoritarian governing elite must do is to convince people that they are not free.

    The conventional propaganda – I almost said wisdom – created through decades-long media and academic repetition, is that we are not free.
    Let me repeat: we are not free. We are not free.

    but a whole end further down:

    … people want to be provided with myths … (that allow) them to think of themselves as free individuals arriving at their own conclusions, which is a basic function of good propaganda. In today’s mass technological society, it is essential that people be convinced that they are free-thinking individuals …

    (empasis added A. )

    Now what is it – does the “governing elite” wants us to think that we are free or not free?

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  67. Truth3 says:

    The CIA and FBI, in fact all US Intelligence services, have degenerated into silo mafias that take their orders from Oligarchs in NYC and Tel Aviv.

    It’s time to take apart these so called ‘services, agencies, and bureaus’.

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  68. Parfois1 says:
    @Franklin Ryckaert

    …and Marxism? What morals could one learn from that genocidal ideology with a historical record of 100 million deaths?

    Well! Not even the capitalist propagandist Conquest dared that much. The supreme liar who fabricated the 60 million trope (probably in tune with the 6-million one) later recanted to 20 million.

    Let’s compare with Capitalism and its parent Mercantilism. All the deaths and destruction spanning the world since the Portuguese and later the Spaniards went out there as spearhead for other Europeans’ conquest of the world from North Africa, America, South Asia and Australia. How about 200 million (just off my conservative head) to start off?

    All the intra-European wars since at least Napoleon up to the Great Carnage of WWI ended in 1918. How about another 100 million, conservatively?

    Then the ultimate massacre of Fascism (Capitalist Imperialism on steroids) WWII, how about another 100 million just in 5 years?

    Add the many millions since 1945, mostly by the US brand of Capitalism and its sister Zionism, at least 20 million and still counting.

    As far as I know (and I know a fair bit about this topic) Marxism killed no-one – unless someone was hit on the head with the complete Marx’s tomes. Marxism is a philosophy, a theoretical tool for the understanding of the human place in the world based on the dialectical materialist approach to human phenomena. Compared to Marxism, Capitalism is not a philosophy, only a sledgehammer.

    But if you mean the Bolsheviks, they were the saviours of Russia. For the ignorant spewers of Capitalist bullshit, they did not even start the Russian Revolution; they only stepped in to fill the vacuum when Russia was on its knees and could not even feed its soldiers at the front, let alone the poor civilians at the rear. And the civil war started when the Capitalists (England, France, US, Japan) invaded and aided and abetted the remnants of the Czarist supporters. The Bolshevik take over was almost bloodless.

    Learn some basic history before spurting Capitalist vomit.

    • Replies: @Franklin Ryckaert
    , @FB
  69. Parfois1 says:
    @Put something in it for the jigs

    When Churchill said an iron curtain will come down, he meant it would come down around you.

    Thank you for that reminder. Indeed, the “iron curtain” was a metaphor to mean a “protective” barrier to insulate the people (it was addressed to the USians) from the boogey “red terror’ under the beds. How the propaganda machine distorted the phrase to mean the opposite! Not surprising, they are the superior bullshitters.

  70. Johan says:

    ” It is the American way.”

    It is the European way too, at least the way of a lot of European countries. With the difference that they are not playing the world’s moral leader or guiding star.. The boasting and vulgar pompous behaviour is a typical US thing, collective US narcissism, of which the current president is thé personification.
    In some countries like the Netherlands, the flatlands with citizens (consumerists) being uniformists and pragmatic.., Belgium and perhaps other places the ‘doll house’ is almost complete. You are hardly even a minority there when entertaining views like voiced on media like unz.com, rather a rarity. The media are tame, and the people petted animals.

  71. fredtard says:

    This is a great article from a great writer. I’ve tried my best to comprehend many a great article on Unz, and enjoyed many amazing comment threads. This comment thread is a 10.

    Is “truth” the greatest good? Are we free to choose it – seeking, accepting, acting on? If so, how personally responsible are each of us for the current sad state of affairs?

    A couple points of departure I have with a vocal majority of Unz visitors (?…I’d like to see results of a reader’s poll on a variety of issues) are regarding climate change and moon landing hoax. I happen to think the earth is heating much faster than we are being told (even by the so-called alarmists). We are being lied to about the severity of our common predicament, but mainly so TPTB can continue with the looting and pillaging for as long as possible. The other issue is the moon landing hoax. Six landings followed by six re-dockings with the moon-orbiting command module (I understand that was the most technically challenging aspect of the mission) with nary a glitch. Oh, c’mon.

    Hillsdale College mailed me their recent Imprimus, and it kinda ties my dos puntas de partida together. It’s a speech by a military eminence named Steven Kwast, who is cheerleading a massive expansion of the space mission, presumably so he and a few extremely wealthy and/or well-connected of his closest associates can vacate the toxic, smoking trash heap transnational capitalism is, and has been, growing to create. Or maybe he just wants to make shitloads of money I’m pretty sure neither me, nor my family, nor anyone I know, will be on board, nor will we benefit in any other way from what Kwast is proposing. My guess is that it’ll never be a successful enterprise; rather, just a giant grift on taxpayers with huge budgets vanishing into multiple Black Holes. Check out his speech: https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/urgent-need-united-states-space-force/

    P.S. I hope I’m wrong about the eco-catastrophist stuff, that humanity really is “just a speck on a knat’s ass” when it comes to Earth’s systems. That’s the way I saw it a mere few years ago, and I was pretty damn sure I was right back then!

  72. Sometimes you just have to live with the fact that while others are corrupt — you are not. While others are deeply disturbed so as to engage in any filth or betrayal to get ahead, you are not.

    Sometimes you have just to sit and doubt the very existence of a just or viable god.

    What is key is that you never become like them. That you maintain your integrity. And while people with material wealth, status or power or advantage may be considered superior — one on occassion has to allow the appearance of their victory to be just that —

    their is a justice beyond the apparent or the immediate. I have no answers why people are permitted to get away with filth and celebrate themselves as winners. But I do not that such existence didn’t start with the CIA, people arrived in law , in service, in business, that way.

    An agency is the character of its people.

    A country is the integrity of its people . . .

    No amount of intended humiliation and degradation is to cause for me to abandon mine. What each individual does in that regard is on them . . .

    Roses now and if there is a God something less benign later. The men and women of the CIA like all others will be held to account one way or another for not only their conduct, but their very existence.

    ——————————————-

    The sermon on the mount without it spiritual intent is just another charity noble cause. I prefer to keep Jesus in context of why he died and rose and the Sermon on the Mount is but one slice of aht that means or represents.

    It akin to other liberal suggestions of Christ:

    Jesus is love

    Jesus Loves everyone

    Jesus is peace

    Jesus’s tale of the Good Samaritan to justify illegal or legal immigration.

    All well and good for humanistic endeavour, but woefully short of the point of who and why Christ lived, died and rose.

    .

  73. Parfois1 says:
    @Anonymous

    Ellul called education “pre-propaganda,” and so our brainwashed kids now regard lying crap like climate change as science, accept the fiendish chemical and surgical transgendering of their emotionally troubled classmates as virtuous…

    Without trying self-aggrandizement (only reporting a factual event) in my uni years (Social Sciences) I was a sort of an oddball for my constant nagging and nibbling at the “truths” we were told, from Freud’s frauds to the new fads of multiculturalism, feminism and so forth. Many times I hit back at their complacency and conformity in acerbic language to wake them up from apathetic acceptance of propaganda garbed as education. Even the best lecturers were unaware about what they were doing although there were a few who resisted the onslaught of the “new age”. Apart from the teachers and course curriculum, there was the fear to “rock the boat” and group dynamics pressure to conform.

    As an aside, once we (students) played a psychological trick on the Psychology lecturer who was teaching operant conditioning (behaviour modification). During the lesson we applied positive reinforcement (showing keen interest, approval nodding, questions, etc) whenever he moved to one side of the lecture hall. It worked and he got stuck on the corner like an disobedient kid. He was oblivious of it until told what the pranksters were up to.

  74. @onebornfree

    “Once one concedes that a single world government is not necessary, then where does one logically stop at the permissibility of separate states? If Canada and the United States can be separate nations without being denounced as in a state of impermissible ‘anarchy’, why may not the South secede from the United States? New York State from the Union? New York City from the state? Why may not Manhattan secede? Each neighbourhood? Each block? Each house? Each person?” ~ Murray N. Rothbard

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  75. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    I don’t see the point of this kind of article. It tells the reader he needs to be more cynical, but some of us are already totally cynical and we’re not interested in hearing the author explain how brilliantly he arrived at his own state of cynicism. What we want to know is what you gonna do about the vicious state of the world? Or if you got no solutions, when you gonna shut up and stop wasting out time with a reiteration of the obvious?

    • Agree: Crazy Horse
    • Replies: @Crazy Horse
    , @Biff
  76. @Parfois1

    Your “basic history” is a tu quoque on steroids, with extreme exaggerations, outright lies and denials. Ever heard about the genocidal policies of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot? BTW nearly all former Communist countries have adopted Capitalism and have become prosperous. Exceptions are North Korea and Cuba. Predictably they are still poor. What we can learn from Marxism is that it is “a God that failed”.

    • Replies: @FB
    , @ploni almoni
  77. Crazy Horse says: • Website
    @CanSpeccy

    Totally agree. I other words “Abandon hope all ye who enter here”. Wow! That’s uplifting! The least he could have done was end his article with “have a nice day”.

    Sheeeesh.

  78. Biff says:
    @CanSpeccy

    if you got no solutions, when you gonna shut up and stop wasting out time with a reiteration of the obvious?

    You should take your own advice.

  79. Parfois1 says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    So, ultimately, Mr Curtin’s article must be welcomed, and maybe his avoidance of certain sensitive subjects simply mirrors a concern that to touch the ‘third rail’ of jewish involvement in any of the topics he discusses, may result in his voice being professionally stymied permanently. And that is a fear that is not unfounded, sad to say.

    I noticed there was a certain lacuna in the article. Yet, there are many others issues he did not address. The thrust of his message is that the great majority of the people are indoctrinated to think and behave in such way as to stymie any faculty to challenge the established order. The so called “West” would not be any qualitatively different from what it is if the Zionists did not exist or the Jews did not take over the US and used its might to their advantage. The societies we are building carry the seed of their own destruction as societies because the modern state those societies created is ungovernable without authoritarian rule. We are the builders of the road leading to our doom as social beings. The image I see is the Jew-appointed rulers as the armed escort on the side of the road leading the bovine Goyim columns to their destination, the abbatoir.

    The author is getting a lot of misguided flak because he has not made the glib utterances to endear himself to the neonazis round here who expect everyone else to believe that the Jews are responsible for all wrongs of mankind and should carry the obligatory poster “It’s the Jews” everywhere. That is erecting the Jews onto the highest pedestal of human achievement as the master race capable of dominating the universe and beyond. They are not. What they are doing is to manipulate the Goyim elites to do the dirty work for them. It may amount to the same thing; but by concentrating only on the Jewish prowess to control the hostage societies, it hides the fact that those traitorous elites are the real criminals, the servants of the criminal Tribe and the enemies of the peoples corralled in the doll’s house.

    Killing the messenger comes to mind.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  80. Parfois1 says:
    @anonymous

    Author has a certain exasperation with the average person who is apathetic and accepting of the official propaganda line. This is to be expected when a person takes the time to actually scrutinize history and events rather than being spoon-fed a diet of lies.

    And what happens to the person who takes the trouble of attempting to remove the blinkers? He is vilified for it because he “failed” to type the “J” word and used a “she” instead of a “he”, the biggest sins for the dwellers of the UR doll’s house.

    I would not use “she”, but why the acrimonious outcry if Curtin was being polite to the person who (shame on you all cretins!), showed to have more balls than all the cretins together pitifully bleating their emasculated hearts.

    I wonder what motivates so much hostility. Perhaps he reveals the “secret” that the majority here and elsewhere are doll’s house dwellers and they don’t like to be told the truth to their face.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  81. Parfois1 says:
    @Adrian

    Now what is it – does the “governing elite” wants us to think that we are free or not free?

    You may see a contradiction, as I did when I crossed it. But then I resolved it (it was last night, now I can’t remember the thought process involved). Read again and I will come back to it eventually.

  82. Taoists lived when Chinese emperors were far more insane than the criminal enterprising “governments” of the west. Alchemy. Sun Tzu caused a truly totally insane emperor to take his own life. About one to two weeks doing nothing, going no place, spending zero currency. Being absolutely still. Alchemy.

  83. Johan says:
    @Bard of Bumperstickers

    Regarding the quotation of Murray N. Rothbard.

    If hypothetically seceding would occur to the level of the individual, that individual, if he would want to advance from his primary state of subjugation to nature, his ignorance and lack of resources, would soon find himself to be aligning himself with other people. He would soon find himself forming groups, and ultimately something like city states and nations.
    People form all kinds of groups, based on religion, ideology, music, art, sports and a thousand of other things. Should we merge all football clubs into one world club? Should all birds and animals of a certain type merge into one flock?
    There simply needs to be diversity of groups, governed locally, based on local and group based needs and demands which flow forth from particular geographic and cultural situations.
    The line of argument of Murray N. Rothbard is as absolute and ridiculous as would be the idea of nations as they are now being forever fixed (from now on). But diversity of groups of whatever nature is a permanent requirement for evolution, including a certain flexibility in formation and reformation, which depends on the type of group, and its foundations.

  84. Johan says:
    @onebornfree

    The description is a description of democracy. Only in a democracy (like our modern democracies) is there a enormous large state, and ‘thousands of little dictators’ creating a thousand of regulation and laws, together making up a huge bureaucracy. More broadly it is a description of collectivist systems, democracy, fascism and communism are all collectivist systems. It is a description of the rule of the petty and small, i.o.w., the rule of the people. During the historical reign of kings, emperors and aristocracies, the size of the state was neglectable, the laws and regulations were few in comparison.

  85. clickkid says:

    A brilliant essay by Edward Curtin, but I want to bring a dose of optimism to the table.

    Doll Houses don’t come free. They have to be paid for – and they are expensive.

    Those who care to look will find the doom of the doll house written in the worsening finances of the US government – and the bankruptcy of its European and Japanese vassals.

    Taxes and borrowing aren’t enough any more- Money is being created out of nothing to directly finance the US budget deficit; quantitative easing etc. Look at the goings on in the repo market since September.

    Frank Zappa (himself with links to the military-industrial complex), said this about the Doll House:

    “The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”

    That’s where we are now as America slips into fascism. If you look at increasing immiseration of the broad mass of people in the US – and in its vassal states,then it is clear that the illusion is becoming increasingly expensive.

  86. Johan says:
    @onebornfree

    And to make the matter even worse, these hierarchical armies of bureaucracies in a democracy like the Western ones are assigned to their jobs forty hours a week, month in month out, year in, year out inventing new regulations and rewriting existing regulations and laws. On top of that, the alarmist democratic media constantly stir a part of the population, that because there is something wrong here, and there, there should be more regulations.
    To make the matter even worse than worse, while the democracy consists of an army of regulating bureaucrats, and also a police force of a size which knows no historical precedent, the global oligarchy structurally governs the show.

  87. Johan says:
    @Anonymous

    “college miseducated Americans fancy themselves educated and yet generally don’t know who authored their thoughts”

    Structurally and hierarchically, an influx of the masses into the institutions of higher education, on a scale as it happened during the twentieth century, brings about a serious decline of the level of education per definition. Mediocrity and mass group think becomes the ‘author of thoughts’. Mediocrity is an even stronger power than propaganda, mediocrity is everywhere, constantly imposing itself in a society where mass man asserts himself everywhere. Including mass man now occupying the universities.
    Consequently, careerism, specialization (narrowing), bureaucratization (formalization) and ideological brainwashing occurs, which has even more chance of succeeding due to the general decline.

    So, Jews taking over the US, it means merely that they are heavily seizing on the general decline, the emergence of mass man everywhere, which started in the nineteenth century, and is now fully accomplished. Hence, on the entrances of academia there is now written in invisible words ‘enter at your own risk’, for every wise man to read. Just as well as the Jew hand can be seen everywhere in the Western world, the hand of mas man the mediocre is everywhere too. The academia now breed the average and the mediocre, which are an easy target for highly talented Jews. Which is the reason why Zionists love democracy and mass society so much.

  88. Mefobills says:

    The academia now breed the average and the mediocre, which are an easy target for highly talented Jews. Which is the reason why Zionists love democracy and mass society so much.

    The democracy, talented Jews, and free-dumb argument.

    Democracies are the worst form of government. This aphorism comes to mind: Two wolves and a sheep deciding what is for dinner.

    Democracies are easily maneuvered by money, to then create “doll house images,” especially through the Teevee and owned press. Who owns the press?

    The U.S. was made into a democracy by 1912, with passage of Wilson’s progressive era acts. These acts allowed the money power (finance oligarchy) to control the narrative, control politicians, and have the ability to hoax the population with propaganda.

    Zionists love democracy, because they are one and the same with finance capital. They make their living through rents and unearned income, while thinking of themselves as god. There is no “highly talented” among thieves, unless you consider sophisticated thievery as a talent.

    You also say this earlier:

    During the historical reign of kings, emperors and aristocracies, the size of the state was neglectable, the laws and regulations were few in comparison.

    That is fairly insightful. There is always hierarchy. The real question that everybody should focus on, is “How is the hierarchy codified?” Does it work for the average welfare, or does it work for in-groups of special interests?

    Free-dumb and democracy proponents always ignore that the end result is hidden rulers using their ill-gotten gains, to then rent seek and create false narratives, to then further their rent seeking.

    The original demos of Greece, was only of highly meritorious individuals, and there was no universal suffrage voting. The demos of the West, is of easily manipulated and compromised politicians, and an easily maneuvered population.

    Why do you think our ruling oligarchy wants infinity immigration of low wage brown people, women’s rights, and lowering the voting age down to 16? These type of low IQ and immature or emotional people are easily mentally enslaved and maneuvered, to then be milked of their life energy. Go free-dumb!

    Of course the oligarchy consists of Jews, as finance oligarchy .. taking rents and usury is the family crime business. Getting kicked out of 106 countries (by Kings) is no accident.

    Democracies actually don’t represent the people, but instead represent special interest groups who are at odds with the population, and further no democracy will have the intestinal fortitude to kick out in-groups who are working against the common weal. In the modern era, it has been democracies as aggressors who start wars, as the controlling (((in-groups,))) want to make illicit gains.

    • Agree: Parfois1
  89. @Parfois1

    “The so called “West” would not be any qualitatively different from what it is if the Zionists did not exist or the Jews did not take over the US and used its might to their advantage. ”

    Well, there might be one great and welcome qualitative difference: we would not have to collectively endure the seemingly endless onslaught of mind-numbingly depressing, boring, somewhat deceptive and utterly monotonous “Holocaust” movies……..

    But personally, I do agree with much of what you say, although unbridled jewish power and zionist influence clearly have a pernicious influence from the top down, and there is a clear attempt to stifle criticism of same that is no longer sub rosa, but now painfully open, obvious and arrogant, and which tramples on the freedoms of thought and expression of the majority of Americans and makes a mockery of our constitutionally protected rights to free speech and association. This is especially critical in the sacred crucibles where our collective futures are forged in large measure: our educational institutions at all levels.

    Btw, I certainly hope you did not intend to include me in your diatribe against “neonazis” and those who would “kill the messenger”, which would not only be unfair based on what I wrote (which I believe is pretty obvious and unassailable), but personally offensive, as my mother was of jewish descent, and my father was roma. I harbor no love –or tolerance– for nazi ideology, to the extent it becomes a vehicle for racism and blind, mindless hate, which I utterly abhor. I simply treasure truth (wherever it leads), fairness, justice, altruism, kindness, love and any other attribute that brings us closer together and makes life more enjoyable for all concerned, including the planet and all living things therein, which we are, for better or worse, the sole stewards of……..

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  90. Parfois1 says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    Btw, I certainly hope you did not intend to include me in your diatribe against “neonazis” …

    My apologies. I was referring to the “one-issue” brigade, the “Wallies”, which I qualified as:

    … neonazis round here who expect everyone else to believe that the Jews are responsible for all wrongs of mankind and should carry the obligatory poster “It’s the Jews” everywhere.

    They are as boring as the monumental “holocaust” Jewish refrain. I sometimes wonder whether they are a set-up to obfuscate and conceal the villainy of the traitorous elites.

    • Thanks: Mustapha Mond
  91. I have never read something so profound and true as in this article.

    I have thought about this for a long time, and now, am completely ashamed to be called an American.

    My mother was first generation Irish and my father’s ancestors were on the Mayflower. They were

    proud Americans.

    These days, I am not.

  92. @John Chuckman

    And we mustn’t forget his EO ending the Federal Reserve. All part of the hate.

  93. @Montefrío

    Yes, I agree. Manning is no more a woman than I.

  94. annamaria says:
    @Andre Citroen

    The western world is in a pitiful state of vassalage to the moneyed class, war profiteers, and fanatical zionists. The local traitors of Cheney, Obama, and Clintons kind and their handlers (banksters, the owners of MSM, and MIC profiteers) all thrive in the absence of courageous and principled citizenry. American and British brass, in particular, exposed themselves, again and again, as pussy-cats devoted to personal comforts, by any means.

    The imprisonment of Julian Assange is the most glaring case of the systemic cowardice within the US/UK whoring congressional and parliamentary bodies. Cowards. Take note that the word “patriotism” has lost its luster completely in the face of the Wars for Israel, imperial plunder of other peoples’ resources worldwide, and the casually murderous profiteering of PHARMA and MIC. The stench coming from the rotting western democracies is terrible. As always, truth is the first victim of cowardice.

    https://consortiumnews.com/2020/02/08/three-extraordinary-australian-journalists-burchett-pilger-assange/

    • Agree: SeekerofthePresence
  95. Parfois1 says:
    @Andre Citroen

    I have thought about this for a long time, and now, am completely ashamed to be called an American.

    Never mind about that. With that handle/name, I hereby declare you an honorary Frenchie.

    BTW how did that come about? Used to have a fleet of 5 DSs and CXs.

    • Replies: @Andre Citroen
  96. @Andre Citroen

    “…My mother was first generation Irish and my father’s ancestors were on the Mayflower…”

    So why have you adopted a typical (Dutch-) Jewish name like Citroen?

  97. In spite of its problems. I think the CIA has value and can be made more effective and ethical.

  98. @Mulegino1

    Edward Bernays (Nephew of Freud) book “Propaganda” was published in the US five years before anybody had heard of Goebbels.
    Opening para:
    “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. ”

    text file here:
    https://archive.org/stream/EdwardBernaysWomenSmokingAdCampaignPropaganda/Propaganda.pdf-Wikispooks_djvu.txt

    Free Ebook (PDF) here.
    https://www.e-bookdownloadfree.com/ebook/propaganda/

    • Thanks: SeekerofthePresence
  99. @Parfois1

    For heaven’s sake, I’ve had 8 DS Citroens on both sides of the Atlantic since I was 19 and am now 70.

    No more significance than that. And yes, Andre Citroen was a Dutch Jew.

    • Replies: @Parfois1
    , @Alfred
  100. Dannyboy says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Why make “Nazi” the first thought planted in the reader’s mind, as if to suggest that USAians — and CIA — developed their bad habits from the Nazis?

    Exactly. Considering the OSS/CIA and William Donovan were essentially “Antifa”. They’ve been showing their true colors for years now.

  101. Parfois1 says:
    @Andre Citroen

    Wow! I’m impressed. Nevertheless, we can forgive his Jewish background for the “lemons” he produced. Sometimes I wondered where the capital for such enterprise came from until his Tribal connections brought the answer.

    Cheers

  102. Once upon a time, I thought that the Unz Review promoted intelligent dialogue and serious conversation, but I think, after all, things have changed.

    Yes, the word “citroen” means “lemon” in Dutch.

    He was one of the greatest innovators of the modern motor car. His masterpiece was front-wheel drive, long before Saab and Audi.

  103. Alfred says:
    @Andre Citroen

    For heaven’s sake, I’ve had 8 DS Citroens on both sides of the Atlantic since I was 19 and am now 70.

    As a kid, in 1960, I was sent to a summer school in Montreux, Switzerland. The guy running this joint was a young Frenchman. He bought himself a new Citroën DS. He drove us once to Monte Carlo. The road was mountainous and he kept to maximum speeds. By the end of our stay, his car had been trashed because of his numerous minor accidents. He never had an accident at speed. 🙂

    We had a beautiful Austrian girl looking after us. The Frenchman regularly beat her. She would come to my older brother to seek solace. He was only 14.

  104. FB says: • Website
    @Franklin Ryckaert

    Ever heard about the genocidal policies of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot?

    Yeah…heard about those from mindless morons like you…who, in turn, have had that bullshit implanted into their tiny brains…since they have no mind of their own to explore the world of REALITY…

    BTW nearly all former Communist countries have adopted Capitalism and have become prosperous.

    More bullshit from a braindead, programmed and indoctrinated useless eater…

    China is doing so great precisely because it is a communist nation…the fact that it has embraced a mixed economy, and implemented that with completely immaculate socialist ideals for the common good, is beyond the grasp of pea-brains like yourself, who don’t even know which side is up…

    Exceptions are North Korea and Cuba. Predictably they are still poor.

    As opposed to the huge multitudes in the capitalist paradise who are living in their car…despite working [sometimes multiple jobs] they are unable to afford rent…that’s fucking lovely right there…

    Also, it would never occur to a mindless mushroom like yourself that those countries’ economic well being is being more than a little affected by the world’s most powerful nation and its scorched earth campaign to isolate and blockade those countries and grind their economies into dust…

  105. FB says: • Website
    @SolontoCroesus

    Since getting your ridiculous UNZ star you seem to be trying to prove you are the stupidest dork on this website…

    Here’s a news flash for you Einstein…the article has nothing to do with the holocaust, nor even mentions that word…even your dumb ass noticed this…

    It’s just one word, but why did Curtin use it? Why introduce a reference to Nazism and the holocaust?

    Incredible that a simple reference to ‘passive Eichmanns’ stated in a purely metaphorical way is enough to trigger your ridiculous outburst here…you are clearly an imbalanced imbecile who only knows one tune…

  106. FB says: • Website

    This is a brilliant article…Mr Curtin is proving to be one of the most astute socio-political observers of our time, and is a must-read for those who are clear-headed enough to recognize that we are indeed subjected to life in a make-believe matrix of lies and absurd fantasy…

    Also interesting to note some of the comments…where hopelessly indoctrinated folks just cannot help themselves but fall right back into their little deep state-manufactured ‘doll house’…even after reading this eye-popping article…it just goes to show that some people cannot be reached, no matter what…

  107. FB says: • Website
    @Parfois1

    Learn some basic history before spurting Capitalist vomit.

    Hear hear…great comments Parf…

    Yes it is very discouraging [and scary] to see how incredibly brainwashed people are…this article tells us explicitly why this is…people just like the easy comfort of being blanketed in lies…rather than the harder road of going out and digging for truth among the mountains of lies…

    We see here Mr Curtin talking about ‘culpable ignorance’…this is exactly the sad truth [which we see on display in this thread, with mindless morons jumping up in the face of excellent commentary like yours]…

    Ultimately, the people are shooting themselves and their children in the head with this kind of insouciance [thanks to PCR for popularizing this apt description of mindless Americans]…their cuplable ignorance is what opens the opportunity for the parasites at the top our pyramid [think King Bezos and his ilk]…to attain unheard of and utterly obscene personal fortunes…at the direct expense of your children and mine…

    But the insouciant masses don’t care…they are so comfy in their little doll houses made of capitalist propaganda bullshit, that they have been reduced to nothing but slaves…I am reminded of Aristotle’s searing insights on the subject…

    But is there any one thus intended by nature to be a slave, and for whom such a condition is expedient and right, or rather is not all slavery a violation of nature?

    A timeless and difficult question indeed…but here is the key thing that makes a man truly free…that he has the rational mind [and temperament] to rule over his own desires and bodily wants…

    At all events we may firstly observe in living creatures both a despotical and a constitutional rule; for the soul rules the body with a despotical rule, whereas the intellect rules the appetites with a constitutional and royal rule.

    There it is…now ask yourself what kind of person allows himself to be spring-loaded, by default, to go into the comfort and easy banality of the ‘doll house’ life that our masters have so carefully prepared for us…clearly this is the slave mentality…why go to the effort to build your own intellectual ‘house’ [on a foundation of bedrock] where knowledge answers the important questions of our existence, when you can just kick back and enjoy in the Lazy Boy of the propaganda recliner…turn off your brain and just do as you’re told…and don’t ask any questions…

    And it is clear that the rule of the soul over the body, and of the mind and the rational element over the passionate, is natural and expedient; whereas the equality of the two or the rule of the inferior is always hurtful.

    –Aristotle, Politics, Book 1, Parts 3 to 4

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  108. @Parfois1

    Telling us that a man is a woman is the opposite of telling us the truth.

    When an author adopts the delusion of a mentally ill person, it is logical that the author loses credibility — and is just plain irritating, tiresome, and foolish.

  109. @Franklin Ryckaert

    Ever heard of the genocidal policies of FDR, Eisenhower, George W. Bush, Barack Obama? And according to you the poor are failures? Only the rich are successes? Maybe you are a failure as a human being.

  110. A terrific article – underscoring the importance of the maxim: ‘we never solve a problem until we give that problem its correct name’.

    That being said, the intelligence agency to which the author refers is a supranational institution – not purely just a US one. Hence, given that single fact, we must look to the 1 mile² of bankers’ headquarters called the City of London, or even more simply ‘The City’ (an entirely separate legal jurisdiction to the rest of the United Kingdom, too, by the way) which runs the US, Israel and other ‘Five Eye’ nations – by remote control. As but one example, witness the Bank of England (BoE) holding the gold reserves of 30 countries in its vaults – a quantity equivalent to ~3% of the world’s gold reserves.

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