(www.truthout.org is a popular news website
that publishes daily news digests, among other
things. Referred to herein as "TO."
The following was posted on their Forum in
the "Weekend Open Thread" early
Sat AM 8/20/'05. Slight changes have been
made and a few links added.)
Battleship Maine, Reichstag fire, Pearl Harbor,
Gulf of Tonkin incident: all known underhanded
'setups' (Pearl was allowed) for creating
war. But boy, did people fall for these conspiracies!
In the Iran-Contra conspiracy, US 'patriots'
stabbed our ally (Saddam) in the back to finance
South American death squads, contributing
significantly to the estimated 100,000 slaughtered
during the reign of Ronnie Star Wars Raygun.
The BCCI conspiracy scandal involved 'legit'
people funneling laundered drug money to terror
minions and to militants protecting drug lords.
That such deceptions happen repeatedly isn't
surprising. That We-the-Sheeple, via the lapdog
mainstream media, are so often suckered by
them is alarming. However, there is another
'mainstream' media that progressives might
want to consider. We might call it 'Mainstream
Alternative' (MA) media, with its own limitations
Like the other mainstream, however, MA represents
itself as the genuine, no-holds-barred article.
Comprising a big portion of the alternative/progressive/radical
venue, it's probably as dangerous as the mainstream
it purports to trump, because it has a controlling
effect on where readers' attention is focused.
This might be no accident.
It's just a bit naive to regard the setups
mentioned above as isolated incidents. These
historical models reveal how the
power elite regularly operate to advance
their ultimate Agenda: subjugation/replacement
of nations by corporate regional/global governance
serving the elite cabal. This is the essence
of the world transformation we're living through,
a process mediated by governmental corruption
and criminality which are SYMPTOMS, not the
basic problem. To the list of setups above
can be added 9/11, the 'inside job' which
TO is grossly remiss in ignoring.
Analogy: In the Holistic view of health, so-called
'diseases' are seen as symptoms of underlying
imbalances (such as toxicity), which are routinely
neglected (on purpose) by corporate medicine's
flawed dogma and usual treatments. One purposes
of this scam is to perpetuate underlying illness
by changing its outward appearance with drugs.
Of what interest is widespread wellness to
an industry whose prosperity depends upon
people being sick? The premise here is that
a comparable scenario exists in the MA diagnosis
and treatment of sociopolitics.
In other words most of the issues--daily news
and events, chaos, threats, and challenges
we encounter are direct or indirect SYMPTOMS
of a pervasive underlying imbalance that is
largely ignored by the MA news: the covert
manipulation and control of society by a very
old international cabal of obscenely wealthy,
ruthless, power-wielding elitists, or internationalists,
most of whom remain in the background.
For the most part, our anger and frustration
are directed by MA news at elite operatives--expendable
manipulators--who create the daily 'drama.'
And this drama has an analog in theater: Players
fulfilling roles outlined by writers and directors
who are not on stage. Even though some operatives
are high-end elites, such as the Bush crime
family dynasty and the PNAC neocons, they
would be sacrificed in an instant to cover
up the larger matrix.
The elite agenda and M-O is not exposed widely
or frequently enough for many folks who follow
MA news to discern the 'model.' This is not
to sell people short and underestimate them,
but in scanning thru several threads in this
forum, you often see a BushCo hatefest, as
if BushCo is the problem, with the implied,
sometimes stated, notion that the Democrats,
or even the Progressive Democrats, are going
to save us.
Another common expression is that Bush wrecked
the democracy. It's as if lying and contriving
war is a BushCo invention. Folks seem to forget
about WW I, WW II, Vietnam (the most obvious),
and Kosovo. If anything, Bush has done us
all a favor by showing us how derelict we've
been, over the past century especially, in
allowing the near-total corruption of federal
politics and the existence of the KEY criminal
Federal Reserve, while we've been pursuing
The Dream and watching the Big Game. We can
rail at Bush, but the mirror reveals who's
been asleep at the stick in America.
I empathize with Cindy Sheehan and agree with
the movement to get out of Iraq, but the general
response to her situation is a renewed hatefest
against Dubya, as if he's the problem, as
if the Iraq war is the problem, as opposed
to symptoms. Oh, it feels good to rail against
Bush, and it would be quite helpful to oust
the neocons. But they are just an extreme
faction of a deeply entrenched corps of elite
operatives. So we have international criminals
like Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft--even
GWH Bush, who called the neocons 'the crazies'--criticizing
Another example: a 'freeway blogger' has posted
a roadside sign "No one died when Clinton
lied." Nothing could be further from
the truth, beginning with the
highly suspicious death of Vince Foster.
it was during the Clinton watch that NAFTA
was baptized in and Osama admitted to visit
a hospital in Dubai, visited by CIA, and allowed
to walk away. Those who think Clinton somehow
a better president than Bush simply don't
understand how the elite work, because the
two are either on the same team or just rivals
within the evil power structure.
In other words, no matter which party is in
power, or indeed what political form a government
even is (communist, fascist, republic, etc),
the elite, who wield a significant portion
of their power thru the major central banks
(of which our criminal Fed is a scion), multinationals,
and NGO groups, function perfectly well. After
all, elite operatives were instrumental in
creating the Third Reich and the USSR. From
this perspective, what sort of government
forms in Iraq is irrelevant. The
real invasion was economic.
faces the formidable challenge of keeping
the slimy tentacles of elite power off the
agencies of government. Good luck. Motive
for the military invasion? Probably several,
but none is needed other than the bloodthirsty,
ruthless, genocidal elite love of it and the
profits generated thereby. Just the amount
of fuel sold by OilCo, and the materiel consumed
in war reveals sufficient motive. Some wars
might even be practice runs and/or a means
of using up equipment eclipsed by new technology.
words of Will Pitt, railing at Bush, into
"Though Bush clings desperately to his
canned lines to defend his actions, the facts
speak for themselves. This whole bloody enterprise
has been a colossal, expensive, murderous
Will, just like 9/11 was an 'intelligence
failure.' Here's a wild idea: the elite like
the mess. There may have been no intention
to create a 'democracy,' or there was a take-or-leave
attitude about it. After all, of what interest
is a stable, powerful Iraq to the Zionazis?
Even in its debilitated condition, Iraq is
cozying up to Iran.
The elite usually insinuate themselves into
both sides of issues/conflicts (as in WW II,
effectively selling arms to all sides), and
into all political arenas. There are also
viciously competing factions, and the world
is the arena. THINK about it--if you intended
to put the agencies of a government to selfish
use, would you put your eggs in one party's
basket? Or would you create what looks like
political polarity and play both sides. So
the Democrats have not, and will not, save
us. We are served the illusion of a two-party
system--sort of a bad cop/good cop routine,
depending on which side people are brainwashed
Bush-bashing plays into elite hands, because
he's only a puppet of operatives. And all
operatives know the rules going in: they are
expendable. NO ONE will ever give away the
deeper game. Furthermore, prosecutions/convictions/impeachments,
though not entirely hollow victories, are
much like cutting off the limb of a starfish,
and simply appease the narrowly focused. An
impeachment of the entire Bush Admin might
be seen as victory, whereas, it would be a
minor setback for the elite, if they didn't
even turn it to advantage. In fact, even a
Dubya assassination could serve them well,
putting the junkyard dog in the seat.
Some revelations can be disruptive to cherished
beliefs and sensibilities, and even rather
frightening, such as the promotion of illness
generally; slow genocide with orchestrated
infectious epidemics (look out for the bird
flu!); electromagnetic mind control, and White
Franklin Coverup The child sex ring that
reached the Reagan (Bush) White House
Occult Pedophilic Drug/Porn Ritual Murdering
Elite Senator John DeCamp
sacrifices in London African boys being
Technology exists that can alter weather and
climate, and use the planet itself as a weapon.
So, such revelations are often simply denied
or ignored in favor of a more comfortable
level of awareness. This limited space, in
my opinion, is where TruthOut operates (giving
it the benefit of the doubt on being deliberately
distractive), along with MoveOn and True Majority,
for other examples. As long as they persist
in roiling about at the drama level and playing
truth-hero, these MA outfits will not save
us either. That's OK, though. My gripe is
with the savior posture, instead of admitting
limitations and guiding folks who want it
to the deep politics.
Again, good disinfo/gatekeeping uses accurate
and revealing info to lead ultimately to deception
TO's director, Marc Ash, has told me not to
email him any more. None of the TO gang with
whom I've communicated, with the possible
exception of Steve Weissman, will engage this
subject. Ash also told me in the same breath
"Tom Flocco is an idiot." Maybe
so, but I can say Ash is an idiot as well.
What does that prove? Apparently, Ash is too
important and busy to back up his accusation--but
I'm guessing it is becasue Flocco dares cover
areas where TO 'fears' to tread. Ash's reaction
arose when I sent around an email asking if
people were having trouble accessing Flocco's
site after he broke the story a couple of
weeks ago that indictments have been handed
down to members of the Bush Administration.
Flocco had it on good authority, he said,
that US federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's
grand jury convened in Chicago to indict Bush
officials for perjury and obstruction of justice.
According to Flocco individuals have been
at work for
over a year and a half on this matter.
And now, lo and behold, on the pages of TO:
| Plame Prosecutor Inclined to Enforce Perjury
This piece says Fitzgerald is only "considering"
such charges, and it seems to be speculation
based on Fitzgerald's past. So it's interesting.
Flocco stands by his version, which he says
is based upon trusted sources.
Even if you've read it, try re-reading the
interview by Ash of Pitt with the perspective
suggested in this post in mind, and see if
it takes on a different tenor.
In the same way, check
out the PDA "platform" as well.
All this is not to say that drama is of no
consequence--of course it is. The elite count
on it; otherwise throwing the Knights Templar,
Hitler, Qadaffi, Noriega, the Shah, Marcos,
Pinochet, Saddam, etc. at the world would
have been of no consequence. But drama is
also revealing as symptoms of elite manipulations
of society, and it is helpful to keep that
perspective. TO performs a valuable service
in collating wide-ranging news events. But,
lacking the deeper context, events can be
deceiving, as they are often meant to be.
For example. I saw a Greg Palast investigative
video about 9/11 that shows a house in Falls
Church, VA where he says 4 of the '9/11 hijackers'
lived. Overall, the video purports to fault
the government, yet supports en passant the
official mantra that 19 Arabs flew planes
into buildings. Whereas, the government has
never proved that tale, and much
evidence refutes it.
Cindy Sheehan has also parrots the government
line on 9/11.
People are kept in contentious states over
drama and silly-ass labels like Republicrats,
Democans, Liberals, Conservatives etc. This
diverts anger and action while the disease
rages beyond view. As noted, the elite often
create opposition to their operations in order
to better control damage by sidetracking energy.
This allows Cousin Bones Kerry to 'stand up'
to Bush on environment or whatever issue.
And forget Howard Dean. It's possible that
some MA outfits are exactly this damage control.
The anti-war movement, such as the big September
march, generally keeps ignoring 9/11 as well,
and focuses on Iraq. Ya, so the peaceniks
"stopped" Vietam. That was great.
Where are we now?
Like the planning and execution of wars, major
terrorism is an elite tool, or M-O, which
creates the 'need' for the fascist, police-state,
Homeland-Patriot protection racket. This M-O
is called "Problem, Reaction, Solution."
Secretly create the threat, then provide the
Agenda-advancing solution. One has to be bending
over pretty far to fall for the official line
on terror. But a lot of people are, and a
lot of them are in MA news. Another one that
seems questionable is Democracy NOW, which
also ignores 9/11.
The words of 'BushBlair' following the 7/7
London attack (followed by--surprise!--Patrtiot
II) suggest the reason for the timing of that
incident (G8 summit). Essentially it was,
"See how good we Good Guys are? Solving
the world's problems while the Bad Guys run
around killing. Yes, fearful sheeple, we must
pursue the never-ending War on Terror; and
we brave, GoodGuy leaders will wage it for
you. Just sacrifice your young men and women,
surrender your Constitution and your $billions,
and go Conehead Wally shopping with your National
ID Credit Card."
"Seeing the civilian casualties and the
horrible things that were done and the destruction
we laid on that country, it seemed pretty
clear to me that we never had the Iraqis'
best interests in mind." - Michael Hoffman,