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THE SUBJECTS ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY.

 

LATIN AMERICA

"We [Latin Americans] need the United States as much as we need arsenic, and that is the fact. We don't need it. We would need it, if they wanted to join the rest of humanity and together work for a better future for all of us, but they are not doing that. They have instilled, a culture of death, of greed, of selfishness. And this is killing the world."

former UN General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto

 

"[In Paraguay] 2 percent of the population owns 70 percent of the land."

Marie-Monique Robin in the book "The World According to Monsanto"

 

"In our own hemisphere, dictators and oligarchs fronting for American corporations were put in power and maintained often by the most brutal state terroristic acts, including the use of death and torture squads in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Haiti, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay."

William F. Pepper in his book "An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King"

 

"There is compelling evidence that in Chile Nixon's tough stance against Allende in 1970 was principally shaped by his concern for the future of the American corporations whose assets, he believed, would be seized by an Allende government."

investigative reporter Seymour Hersh

 

"Bolivia is, in my opinion at least, probably the most democratic country in the world. Nobody says that, but if you look at what happened in the last couple of years, there were huge, popular, mass organizations of the most repressed population in the hemisphere, the indigenous population, which for the first time ever has entered the political arena significantly and were able to elect a president from their own ranks and one who doesn't give instructions to his army, but who's following policies that were largely produced by the population. So he's their representative, in a sense in which democracy is supposed to work."

Noam Chomsky, 2009

 

"During the Cold war, highly politicized and ruthless militaries in Latin America, aided and abetted by Washington, used the methods of terror to wage their anticommunist wars in secrecy. Counterinsurgent forces created a vast parallel infrastructure of clandestine detention centers and killing machinery to avoid national and international law and scrutiny, and utilized disappearance, torture, and assassination to defeat "internal enemies."
... Six military states in South America extended ... parastatal structures and extralegal methods across borders - with a "green light" from the U.S. government - in a transnational repressive program known as Operation Condor (or Plan Condor). The militaries in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay were the key protagonists of Condor, spreading dirty war throughout the region and beyond. For them, the ends justified the means; torture, extrajudicial executions, and abductions were considered legitimate if employed against "subversives." During the Cold War, tens of thousands of Latin American men, women, and children were tortured and murdered as a result of such methods, hundreds of them killed within the framework of Operation Condor."

J. Patrice McSherry in the book "Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America"

 

"To Nixon and Kissinger, the threat of Chile [under Salvador Allende] had lain in its relatively democratic effort to radically transform its socioeconomic structure -- to free itself from the economic domination of the United States by nationalizing key industries, and by mobilizing poor and progressive groups."


James Peck in his book "Ideal Illusions How the U.S. Government Co-opted Human Rights"

 

"It is common knowledge in the United States and throughout the world that the power ruling the "banana republics" of Central America is and has been the United Fruit Company - United Brands. It is no exaggeration to say that every coup that has taken place in the region was backed by the fruit company, which ran the nations of Central America mercilessly as slave-labor plantations. In 1932, a coup in El Salvador-with United Fruit sponsorship-exterminated 300,000 peasants who had risen up in revolt against the conditions in which they were forced to live. For forty years, the United Fruit Company stood behind the regime of Anastasio Somoza in Nicaragua."

DOPE, INC., Executive Intelligence Review, 1992

 

"Throughout history, Chiquita banana has had enormous sway and power over Central American nations. And we know that prior to the coup d'état in Honduras, Chiquita was very unhappy about President Zelaya's minimum wage decrees, because they said that this would cut into their profits and make it more expensive for them to export bananas and pineapple.
... Throughout the twentieth century, Chiquita, formerly known as United Fruit, was associated with some of the most backward, retrograde political and economic forces in Central America and indeed outside of Central America in such countries as Colombia. And we know that United Fruit Company played a very prominent role in the coup d'état against democratically elected President Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954. And that ushered in a very turbulent period in Guatemalan history, rampant human rights abuses, genocide against the indigenous people of Guatemala."

Nikolas Kozloff, 2009

 

"Most of the techniques of counterinsurgency, such as intelligence gathering, police work, [and] propaganda... have been turned against the civilian population [Latin America].
... Many of the victims of this repression charge, with good reason, that the nation that led the fight against fascism in Europe has contributed to its resurrection in Latin America.
That this could happen is due in large part to the United States' historically contemptuous attitude toward Latin America, which it has always looked upon as a purely business venture. Whereas the atrocities committed by Hitler and Mussolini outraged the American people, similar repression in Latin America elicits little more than a yawn."

Penny Lernoux in her book "Cry of the People"

 

LEFT MEDIA AND MOVEMENTS
see PROGRESSIVES

 

LIBERATION THEOLOGY

"Liberation theology denounces the systems, structures, and mechanisms that create a situation where the rich get richer at the expense of the poor, who get even poorer."

theologian Leonardo Boff

 

"Liberation theology is a movement that sprang from late 20th-century Roman Catholicism and has found a particularly welcoming environment in Latin America. Liberation theology holds that the church must stand on the side of the impoverished and the downtrodden, and that it must, if necessary, support the overthrow of social systems that contribute to their oppression."

www.discoverthenetworks.org

 

"Liberation theologians are among the few who have dared to underline, from the left, the deficiencies of the liberal human rights movement. The most glaring of these deficiencies emerges from intimate acquaintance with the suffering of the poor in countries that are signatory to all modern human rights agreements. When children living in poverty die of measles, gastroenteritis, and malnutrition, and yet no party is judged guilty of a human rights violation, liberation theology finds fault with the entire notion of human rights as defined within liberal democracies. "

Paul Farmer in his book "Pathologies of Power"

 

"President Jean Bertrand Aristide, the Roman Catholic priest who won Haiti's first democratic elections in 1991, was a leader of the Lavalas Family Movement. He preached liberation theology, which inspired revolution throughout Latin America."

Dean Henderson in his book "Big Oil & Their Bankers In The Persian Gulf"

 

"Pope Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) [and his boss John Paul II] destroyed liberation theology which was the most vibrant and justice-oriented movement on the planet, after the civil rights movement, and they replaced the heroic bishops, like Oscar Romero of El Salvador, with Opus Dei bishops. They did this all over South America. Opus Dei is a fascist right-wing movement.
... South American liberation theologians realize that the Church as now constituted under Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) and the previous Pope [John Paul II] is impossible to deal with, because Opus Dei is now running so many of the dioceses in South America, and more and more, they are appointing Opus Dei bishops and cardinals in North America too."

Matthew Fox , former Catholic priest, author of book "The Pope's War"

 

"After two centuries of foreign occupiers, dictators, generals, a self-appointed president for life and the overthrow of more than 30 governments, Haitians finally had the chance in 1990 to elect the leader they wanted. The people chose Mr. [Jean-Bertrand] Aristide, a priest who had been expelled from his Roman Catholic order for his fiery orations of liberation theology.
He was espousing change in Haiti, fundamental populist change. Right away, he was viewed as a threat by very powerful forces in Haiti.
... President Aristide promised not only to give voice to the poor in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, but also to raise the minimum wage and force businesses to pay taxes."

Robert Maguire, a Haiti scholar

 

"The Vatican's secretive Opus Dei, often referred to as the "saintly Mafia" was behind the ascent of Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla to Pope John Paul II. The new Pope launched an Opus Dei/Vatican offensive to roll back Latin American liberation theology movements."

Dean Henderson in his book "Big Oil & Their Bankers In The Persian Gulf"

 

"Liberation theology is a preferential option for the poor. The Gospel requires that we put the poor out front, and that we listen to them."

a Latin American bishop

 

"We used to serve the Church, now we serve humanity".

South American liberation theologians

 

"The CIA under [Ronald] Reagan worked very closely with the Vatican [Pope John Paull II and Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)] to destroy liberation theology."

Matthew Fox , former Catholic priest, author of book "The Pope's War"

 

LIBYA

"The Libyan revolution was portrayed as an extension of the Arab Spring, and NATO involvement was framed in humanitarian terms.
The fact that the CIA was actively working to help the Libyan rebels topple Gaddafi was no secret, nor were the airstrikes that Obama ordered against the Libyan government. However, little was said about the identity or the ideological leanings of these Libyan rebels. Not surprising, considering the fact that the leader of the Libyan rebels later admitted that his fighters included Al-Qaeda linked jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq.
... After Gaddafi was overthrown, the Libyan armories were looted, and massive quantities of weapons were sent by the Libyan rebels to Syria. The weapons, which included anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles were smuggled into Syria through Turkey, a NATO ally."

scgnews.com, 2014

 

"In the wars in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and Syria, America has destroyed any significant progress those nations had made in education, healthcare, infrastructure such as water treatment and electricity, postal services, courts. By degrading the standards of living for people in perceived "hostile" nations, America's ruling elite empowers itself, while claiming that it has ensured the safety and prestige of the American people. Sometimes it is even able to convince the public that its criminal actions are "humanitarian" and designed to liberate the people in nations it destroys."

Douglas Valentine, 2017

 

"The rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) did not happen overnight, nor by accident. It was the logical result of the United States continuing its strategy of proxy warfare it had carried out against Libya."

Tony Cartalucci

 

"Over 100 people died in Paris (November 2015). While thousands are dying in Yemen, every month... While 17,000 already vanished in Iran - victims of West-sponsored terrorism... While hundreds of thousands have been dying in Libya and Syria... While millions have been dying in Somalia and Iraq... While some 10 millions already died in a looted and raped DRC (the Democratic Republic of Congo) ... All of them victims of Western assaults and banditry or of Western-sponsored terrorism directly."

Andre Vltchek, 2015

 

"While Barack Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, can be properly credited with the destruction of Afghanistan and Iraq, Obama managed to contribute significantly to the destruction of Libya, Yemen, and Syria, while attacking the people of Somalia as well."

Laurie Calhoun, 2017

 

"In 2016, Obama ordered his military to drop at least 26,171 bombs.
They rained relentlessly down on seven majority-Muslim countries - Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan."

Piers Morgan, 2017

 

"The goal of the American elite is to make Syria, and then Iran, and then Russia join the ranks of Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq. The plan is to smash it into ethnic and religious lines, and to fuel fighting between these groups for many years."

Douglas Valentine, 2017

 

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country... Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."

Abraham Lincoln

 

"Abraham Lincoln was faced with a financial crisis when he stepped into the Presidency in 1861. The country was suddenly in a civil war, and there was insufficient money to fund it. The British bankers, knowing they had him over a barrel, agreed to lend him money only at 24 to 36% interest, highly usurious rates that would have bankrupted the North.
... With a Treasury that was completely broke ... authorized the government to issue its own paper fiat money... popularly called "Greenbacks" because they were printed on the back with green ink [a feature the dollar retains today]. They were basically just receipts acknowledging work done or goods delivered, which could be traded in the community for an equivalent value of goods or services. The Greenbacks represented man-hours rather than borrowed gold... Over 400 million Greenback dollars were printed and used to pay soldiers and government employees, and to buy supplies for the war."

Ellen Brown in her book "Web of Debt"

 

"President Abraham Lincoln used the powers of the Constitution to convince Congress to authorize the issue of interest-free Legal Tender Notes in the amount of $150 million ... backed by the Full Faith and Credit of the United States Government.
Under Lincoln, the Legal Tender Notes were issued by the US Treasury. The Notes paid no interest but were to be used for "all debts public and private except duties on imports and interest on the public debt. They came to be nicknamed "Greenbacks" for their distinctive design and color.
During the course of the Civil War, the volume of these government-authorized Greenbacks in circulation was increased to $450 million.
... The Greenbacks allowed Lincoln to finance war costs independent of London or New York bankers who were demanding an exorbitantly high interest rate - as high as between 24% and even 36%. Lincoln's Greenbacks financed the war and avoided entangling the Union in large war debts to the private bankers, something that made him bitter enemies in London and New York banking circles.
... Evidence that has emerged about the assassination of Lincoln at the end of the Civil War all points to the hand of the House of Rothschild and London City bankers."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Gods of Money"

 

"If this mischievous financial policy [Lincoln's government-issued, interest-free Greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, shall become permanent, then the Government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off all debts and be without debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous without precedent in the history of the world. The brains, and wealth of all countries will go to North America."

editorial in the London Times, explaining the Bank of England's attitude toward President Abraham Lincoln's Greenbacks, 1863

 

"Get Congress to pass a bill authorizing the printing of full legal tender treasury notes ... and pay your soldiers with them and go ahead and win the war with them also.... The people or anyone else will not have any choice in the matter, if you make them full legal tender. They will have the full sanction of the government and be just as good as any money; as Congress is given the express right by the Constitution.

Colonel Dick Taylor to President Abraham Lincoln about how to finance the Civil War

 

"Because of the continuing need to fund the Union Army during the Civil War, President Lincoln allowed the National Bank Act to be passed by Congress. The new national banks would operate under a tax-free status, and have a monopoly to create the new form of money - bank notes. As a result, the entire U.S. money supply would be created out of debt by bankers buying U.S. government bonds, and issuing them for reserves for banks notes."

from the documentary "The Money Masters"

 

"Abraham Lincoln, the martyred Emancipator of the Slaves, was assassinated through the machinations of a group representative of the International bankers who feared the United States President's national credit ambitions - and the plot was hatched in Toronto and Montreal.
... There was only one group in the world at that time who could finance anything they cared to attempt without regard to cost, and who had any reason to desire the death of Lincoln.
They were the men opposed to his national currency program, and who had fought him throughout the whole of the Civil War on his policy of greenback currency.
They were the men interested in the establishment of the Gold Standard money system and the right of the bankers to manage the currency and credit of every nation in the world.
With Lincoln out of the way they were able to proceed with that plan, and did proceed with it in the United States. Within eight years after Lincoln's assassination, silver was demonetized, and the Gold Standard money system set up in the United States."

Vancouver [Canada] Sun newspaper, May 4, 1934 - from the documentary "The Money Masters"

 

"The hard times which occurred after the Civil War could have been avoided if the Greenback legislation had continued as President Lincoln had intended. Instead, there were a series of money panics - what we call recessions - which put pressure on Congress to enact legislation to put the banking system under centralized control. Eventually the Federal Reserve Act was passed on December 23, 1913."

Theodore R. Thoren and Richard F. Warner in 'The Truth in Money Book' - from the documentary "The Money Masters"

 

"When President Lincoln took office the National Debt amounted to $100,000,000 - and the Treasury was practically pout of funds.
... When the banks refused to loan the government money, except at extremely high rates of interest, Lincoln was faced with a financial disaster. To meet this impending crisis, a bill was sent to Congress which resulted in the Act of February 25, 1862, one of the landmarks in the history of American finance. Its main provision authorized the issuance of $150,000,000 legal-tender United States Notes. These later became known as Lincoln Greenbacks. Two more issues of the same sum of these legal-tender notes, amounting to $300,000,000 were made on July 11, 1862 and on January 17, 1863 - making a grand total of $450,000,000 in all! Lincoln had met the monetary crisis, to the sore displeasure of the bankers who never received a cent of interest or taxes on this United States money. The bankers were soon to get their revenge!
... The Times of London stated: 'If that mischievous financial policy, which had its origin in the North American Republic should become indurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without a debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of the civilized governments of the world. The brains and the wealth of all countries will go to North America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe.'
... Infuriated by Abraham Lincoln's courageous stand in favor of a constitutional money system [Lincoln Greenbacks], the infamous Hazard Circular was written by the Internationalists and distributed among American bankers. It stated:
'Slavery is likely to be abolished by war power. This, I and my European friends are in favor of, because slavery is but the owning of labor, and carries with it the care of the laborers, while the European plan ... is that capital money lenders shall control labour by controlling wages.
The great debt that Capitalists [the bankers] will see is made out of the war, must be used to control the value of money. To accomplish this, government bonds [with interest being paid to the bankers] must be used as a banking basis. We are now waiting for the secretary of the treasury to make that recommendation. It will not allow Greenbacks, as they are called, to circulate as money for any length of time as we cannot control that. But we can control the bonds, and through them, the banking issues.'
The campaign for the passage of the National Banking Act of 1863, which delegated to private corporation the all-powerful right to issue our money, was heavily financed by the International Bankers. It passed Congress and became law. The new Act gave the [private] banks the power to issue currency (paper money)."

Des Griffin in his book "Fourth Reich of the Rich"

 

LYING FOR EMPIRE

"Americans live in a matrix of lies. They seldom encounter a truthful statement. There is no evidence that Americans can any longer tell the difference between the truth and a lie. "

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"Lies dominate every policy discussion, every political decision. The most successful people in America are liars... The endless lies have created a culture of delusion.
The beliefs of many Americans, perhaps a majority, are comprised of lies. These beliefs have become emotional crutches, and Americans will fight to defend the lies that they believe. The inability of Americans to accept facts that are contrary to their beliefs is the reason the country is leaderless and will remain so. Unless scales fall from Americans' eyes, Americans are doomed."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"The incentive to speak the truth and the reward for doing so are very weak. And not just for a writer, but also for academics and experts who can make far more money by lying than by telling the truth... It is a very lucrative career to testify as an expert in civil lawsuits. It is part of America's romance with the lie that experts purchased by the opposing sides in a lawsuit battle it out as gladiators seeking the jury's thumbs-up."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"In Mein Kampf, Hitler explained the believability of the Big Lie as compared to the small lie: "In the simplicity of their minds, people more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have such impudence. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and continue to think that there may be some other explanation."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"By the time facts become clear, people are emotionally wedded to the beliefs planted by the propaganda and find it a wrenching experience to free themselves. It is more comfortable, instead, to denounce the truth-tellers than the liars whom the truth-tellers expose."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

MACHIAVELLI, NICCOLO (1469-1527)
author of "THE PRINCE"


"Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He was for many years an official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He was a founder of modern political science, and more specifically political ethics. He wrote his masterpiece "The Prince" after the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence. His moral and ethical beliefs led to the creation of the word machiavellianism which has since been used to describe one of the three dark triad personalities in psychology."

Wikipedia

 

"Men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"War cannot be avoided; it can only be postponed to the other's advantage."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"When a newly acquired State has been accustomed to live under its own laws and in freedom, there are three methods whereby it may be held. The first is to destroy it; the second, to go and reside there in person; the third, to suffer it to live on under its own laws, subjecting it to a tribute, and entrusting its government to a few of the inhabitants who will keep the rest your friends. Such a Government, since it is the creature of the new Prince, will see that it cannot stand without his protection and support, and must therefore do all it can to maintain him; and a city accustomed to live in freedom, if it is to be preserved at all, is more easily controlled through its own citizens than in any other way."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"Wisdom consists of knowing how to distinguish the nature of trouble, and in choosing the lesser evil."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"A wise man ought always to follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme, so that if his ability does not equal theirs, at least it will savour of it."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"He who seeks to deceive will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"He who becomes a Prince through the favour of the people should always keep on good terms with them; which it is easy for him to do, since all they ask is not to be oppressed"

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"A prince should have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"


"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel. Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"


"Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"


"There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"The prince must consider how to avoid those things which will make him hated or contemptible when neither their property nor honour is touched, the majority of men live content, and he has only to contend with the ambition of a few, whom he can curb with ease in many ways."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"The best fortress is to be found in the love of the people, for although you may have fortresses they will not save you if you are hated by the people."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"He who builds on the people, builds on the mud"

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good. Hence a prince who wants to keep his authority must learn how not to be good, and use that knowledge, or refrain from using it, as necessity requires."

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

"He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command"

Niccolo Machiavelli in 'The Prince"

 

MAINSTREAM MEDIA
CORPORATE MEDIA / ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA

A global oligarchy controls the major media worldwide.
These media mega-corporations own each others stock, and in turn are owned and controlled by an oligarchy of transnational corporations, international bankers and European dynastic families.

In the United States, six global media corporations control 90% of what we see, hear and read.

COMCAST (NBC / Universal)
NEWS CORP (Fox News / Wall Street Journal)
TIME WARNER (CNN)
VIACOM
DISNEY (ABC)
CBS

The oligarchy controls the major internet search engine and the major internet social media site.

GOOGLE
FACEBOOK

The oligarchy controls the major print and broadcast media around the world, including:

NEW YORK TIMES
WASHINGTON POST
REUTERS
ASSOCIATED PRESS
BBC (BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
THE TIMES OF LONDON

The oligarchy also controls the most influential alternative media news sources.

 

"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.
There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?
We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."

John Swinton, preeminent New York journalist, at a press banquet,1880

 

"A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself."

Joseph Pulitzer

 

"The main media bias is in favor of the thieves who stole our country and economy, and own the mainstream media companies. The omnipresent mainstream media is the greatest weapon of oppression humanity has ever known."

David DeGraw

 

"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supra-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."

David Rockefeller - Council on Foreign Relations, June 1991

 

"To keep information from the public is the function of the corporate media."

Gore Vidal

 

"The problem is not that a computer network [Internet] offers an alternative to the information aristocracy. The true crisis is that neither the news media nor the government has enough credibility to be accepted as either truthful or impartial on their own."

military writer William M. Arkin

 

"One of the best kept secrets is the degree to which a handful of giant conglomerates, all belonging to the secret Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, NATO, the Club of Rome, and the Trilateral Commission, control the world's flow of information. They determine what we see on television, hear on the radio and read in newspapers, magazines, books, or on the Internet."

Daniel Estulin in his book "The Bilderberg Group"

 

"In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Operation Mockingbird was a secret CIA effort to influence and control the American media, and thus to influence and control the information received by the American people.
... Frank Wisner, the director of the Office of Policy Coordination, a covert operations unit created under the National Security Council, recruited Philip Graham of the Washington Post to head the project within the media industry. By the early 1950s, Wisner 'owned' respected members of The New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles.
... Among the executives who lent their cooperation to the CIA were Williarn Paley of the Columbia Broadcasting System, Henry Luce of Tirne Inc., Arthur Hays Sulzberger of the New York Times, Barry Bingham Sr. of the LouisviIle Courier_Journal, and James Copley of the Copley News Service. Other organizations which cooperated with the CIA include the American Broadcasting Company, the National Broadcasting Company, the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps_Howard, Newsweek magazine, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the Miami Herald and the old Saturday Evening Post and New York Herald Tribune.
... Contrary to the notion that the CIA insidiously infiltrated the journalistic community, there is ample evidence that America's leading publishers and news executives allowed themselves and their organizations to become handmaidens to the intelligence services.
... In 1975, the idea that the corporate media would lie and that the CIA would push fake stories for propaganda purposes was shocking but, in 2017, not so much.
Indeed, many things were shocking in 1975 that scarcely appear on the radar screen today. This is how far Americans have come down a path of acceptance of the loss of rights or even the appearance of honesty. This says nothing of the massive amount of control the CIA and other related interests have over the entertainment industry."

Brandon Turbeville, 2017

 

"If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed."

Mark Twain

 

"Most newspapers are part of huge conglomerates, and the policy that comes down is that you don't rock any boats. You can't make the government upset because the value of the company is the broadcast licenses, and the government will not renew them, and we can't make our corporate owners mad because they will fire us, and we can't make the advertisers mad or they will pull their advertising. So the media can't say anything that will upset the power structure. And that's what had happened to the press."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"What [the press] do is they tell you lies; lies they already know you want to hear. Just as politicians look to polls to determine their policies, letting poorly-informed people lead them on important issues, the press can figure out what its readers or viewers believe, and make a hell of a living pandering to their egos and telling them that they're smart."

Allan Uthman, 2007

 

"News Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, CBS and Comcast own 90% of the TV stations, radio stations, movies, magazines and newspapers that Americans rely on for news and entertainment."

Michael Snyder, 2017

 

"The main [media] bias is in favor of the thieves who stole our country and economy, and own the mainstream media companies. The omnipresent mainstream media is the greatest weapon of oppression humanity has ever known."

David DeGraw

 

"The major news media that serve at the pleasure of a commercial oligarchy that pays them, and pays them handsomely, for their pretense of speaking truth to power... The prominent figures in our contemporary Washington press corps regard themselves as government functionaries, enabling and codependent."

Lewis H. Lapham

 

"Selling fear to the American people has become a mainstay of the press and of both political parties in this country. Taking a "tough on crime" stance, particularly in a climate of perpetual fear created by the "war on drugs" and the "war on terrorism," is always a politically safe posture... By focusing on crime, attention is effectively directed away from more divisive issues on which a politician might have to take a stand that would cost them votes. Meanwhile, a fearful populace continues to surrender their civil rights and constitutional protections at an alarming rate, so that their government may protect them from the rampant criminality of the masses."

David McGowan in his book "Derailing Democracy"

 

"The success of print and TV pundits is based on allying with a prominent point of view or interest group and serving it."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"Images sent over thousands of miles, well-lit anchors who seem alert to everything of importance taking place in our world, field reporters in far-flung places who pop up and respond instantly to the anchors and deliver close-up accounts of vital events.
And the same important faces of government leaders who, day after day, are struggling to improve our destiny against great odds, against intransigent enemies of progress.
All this is delivered to us in the space of a few minutes, each night, like clockwork.
The television news presents that little show of magic which the people sorely need. The need never dies. It's eternal.
The television anchors can be obvious oafs, hucksters, cheap con artists.
They can twist the truth, burn it, hide it, step on it, reverse it; it doesn't matter."

Jon Rappoport

 

"For the first time in human history, there is a concerted strategy to manipulate global perception. And the mass media are operating as its compliant assistants, failing both to resist it and to expose it.
The sheer ease with which this machinery has been able to do its work reflects a creeping structural weakness which now afflicts the production of our news."

Nick Davies, British investigative journalist

 

"The mainstream media is a conglomerate of collective corporate thought, designed to make you ignorant and unaware of the realities of the world, of the important issues, and to hide in the shadows the sacredly guarded truths of power. Our mainstream media ­ the large newspapers, radio and TV news stations ­ are dominated by billion dollar corporations, whose boards of directors reflect the 'who's who' of the corporate, political, and financial elite, with former government officials, industrialists, and bankers controlling the dispersal of information and the perspectives we are given."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"By far the most valuable ... associations, according to CIA officials have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc... Over the years, the [CBS] network provided cover for CIA employees, including at least one well-known foreign correspondent and several stringers... A high-level CIA official says that the New York Times provided cover for about ten CIA operatives between 1950 and 1966.
... [Joseph] Alsop is one of more than 400 American journalists who in the past twenty-five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services--from simple intelligence-gathering to serving as go-betweens with spies in Communist countries."

journalist Carl Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 1977

 

"Americans want to have their beliefs vindicated more than they want the truth."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"By far the most valuable ... associations, according to CIA officials have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc... Over the years, the [CBS] network provided cover for CIA employees, including at least one well-known foreign correspondent and several stringers... A high-level CIA official says that the New York Times provided cover for about ten CIA operatives between 1950 and 1966.
... [Joseph] Alsop is one of more than 400 American journalists who in the past twenty-five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services--from simple intelligence-gathering to serving as go-betweens with spies in Communist countries."

journalist Carl Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 1977

 

"We hear about the occasions when there are differences between the mainstream media and the government. What we don't hear about are the 95 percent of occasions where the mainstream media faithfully propagate disinformation stories which are often planted by the CIA, sometimes planted abroad in newspapers that they may own or that are friendly to them."

Michael Parenti, 1988

 

"I've been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public.
But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia - this is a point of no return and I'm going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe."

Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, journalist and German political scientist, 2014
[in his book and on public television stated that while working as a journalist he was forced to print the work of intelligence agents under his own name]

 

"The powers behind this New World Order system are those of the global banks and financial institutions, the military-industrial complex, the oil and energy giants, the biotech and pharmaceutical conglomerates and the powerful media and communications giants, which fabricate the news and overtly influence the course of world events by blatantly distorting the facts."

Michel Chossudovsky in his book " America's War on Terrorism"

 

"Mainstream journalists in the United States often function more like a fourth branch of government than a feisty fourth estate. If anything, the patterns of media bias that characterize sycophantic reporting in "peacetime" are amplified during a war or a national security crisis.
Since the tragic events of September 11, the separation between press and state has dwindled nearly to the vanishing point.
"

Martin A. Lee in his book "September 11 and the US War"

 

"Can anyone name a single daily newspaper in the United States that is unequivocally opposed to US foreign policy? Can anyone name a single television network in the United States that is unequivocally opposed to US foreign policy? Is there a single daily newspaper or TV network in the entire United States that has earned the label "opposition media"?"

William Blum, 2007

 

"The factual arguments clearly establish the possibility of controlled demolition of the WTC buildings on September 11, 2001, yet, there is almost zero coverage in the corporate media in the US. This is top down corporate censorship pure and simple. Even if other scientists can be found to disagree with the study, the policy of ignoring the topic inside the corporate media is relatively absolute... Perhaps the mainstream science journalists left their critical thinking skills at home and gave the scientific method the day off. Or maybe the real conspiracy exists within the boardrooms of the corporate mainstream media."

Peter Phillips, 2009

 

"They were astonished to find, after reading the newspapers and watching television, that almost all the opinions on all the vital issues were the same.
One Russian writer asked:
In our country to get that result we have a dictatorship. We imprison people. We torture them. Here you have none of that. How do you do it? What's the secret?"

a story about Russian writers touring the United States

 

"The main shortcoming of the establishment media lies in errors of omission, much more than errors of commission. It's not that they tell bald lies so much as it is that they leave out parts of stories or entire stories, or historical reminders, which if included might put the issue in a whole new light, in a way not compatible with their political biases."

William Blum in his book "Freeing the World to Death"

 

"As news organizations are increasingly driven by a bottom-line mentality, the news we get becomes more and more sensational. What is the difference between Time and Newsweek? Between ABC, NBC, and CBS News? Between the Washington Post and the New York Times? For all practical purposes, none. The concentration of media power means that Americans increasingly get their information from a few sources who decide what is "news."

Oliver Stone

 

"The Washington press corps has grown closer and closer to its sources. It's to the point where Brit Hume, the ABC correspondent at the White House, plays tennis with George Bush. Tom Friedman of the New York Times is very close with Jim Baker. You find these relationships are so close that reporters don't challenge the subjects of their stories, they just tell you what the government is saying. In other words, they've become stenographers for power and not journalists."

David Barsamian in his book "Stenographers to Power"

 

"The limitations of professional journalism, the influence of owners, the linkages of media institutions to the power structure of society, and the internalized presuppositions, have led to what can only be characterized as a palpable double standard in coverage of the U.S. role in the world.
... The U.S. news media, including our most respected newspapers like the New York Times, turn a blind eye to U.S. violations of core international law, having no qualms about playing up the violations of adversaries. It would be nearly impossible for the coverage to be more unprincipled."

John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney in their book "Tragedy & Farce"

 

"The Wall Street Journal, probably the most widely read newspaper in the country, heavily favors the conservative side on any and all questions of public policy, and both the Washington Post and the New York Times fortify their op-ed pages with columnists who strongly defend the established order-William Safire and David Brooks in the Times; Charles Krauthammer, George Will, and Richard Harwood in the Post. The vast bulk of the nation's radio talk shows (commanding roughly 80 percent of the audience) reflect a reactionary bias, and so do all but one or two of the television talk shows that deal with political topics on PBS, CNN, and CNBC."

Lewis Lapham in his book "Gag Rule"

 

"As the new corporations began taking over the press, something called "professional journalism" was invented. To attract big advertisers, the new corporate press had to appear respectable, pillars of the establishment-objective, impartial, balanced... in order to be professional, journalists had to ensure that news and opinion were dominated by official sources, and that has not changed. Go through the New York Times on any day, and check the sources of the main political stories-domestic and foreign-you'll find they're dominated by government and other established interests. That is the essence of professional journalism. "

John Pilger, 2007

 

"Americans have become perfect subjects for George Orwell's Big Brother. They sit stupidly in front of the TV news or the New York Times or Washington Post and absorb the lies fed to them."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2008

 

"Bilderberg is a powerful assembly of the world's leading financiers, industrialists and political operatives. It includes such internationalists as banker David Rockefeller, heads of state in Europe and high officials of the U.S. government, White House, Defense, State, Congress and others.
... High officials of The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times and of all three major networks have attended Bilderberg many times, on the promise of secrecy, to report nothing and to not use the word "Bilderberg.

Jim Tucker's Bilderberg Diary

 

"A problem that has been facing American mainstream journalism for a long time has mainly to do with access. They want to get their calls returned by the big guys at Goldman Sachs. So they develop a relationship in which the journalists themselves become insiders. Too often, consequently, they do little else than rewrite the press releases they are handed.
This has cost America a lot. Mainstream journalists of The New York Times and elsewhere were complicit insiders both in the lead-up to the Iraq war and in the lead-up to the financial meltdown."

Arianna Huffington, 2009

 

"What we have now is the Reagan-Bush press corp. It's the press corp that they helped create - that they created partly by purging those, or encouraging the purging of those who were not going along, but it was ultimately the editors and the news executives that did the purging... The people who succeeded and did well were those who didn't stand up, who didn't write the big stories, who looked the other way when history was happening in front of them, and went along either consciously or just by cowardice with the deception of the American people."

Robert Parry, 1993

 

"The CIA developed covert relationships with about 50 American journalists or employees of U.S. media organizations. According to one CIA operative, "You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." The agency arranged for the publication of books to be read in America, and for at least one of these works to be reviewed favorably in the New York Times."

Peter Dale Scott in his book "The Road to 9/11"

 

"During its first fifty years of existence, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was almost never mentioned by any of the moguls of the mass media. When you realize that the membership of the CFR includes top executives from the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Knight Newspaper chain, NBC, CBS, Time, Life, Fortune, Business Week, US News and World Report, and many others, you can be sure that such anonymity is not accidental."

Gary Allen

 

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR} control or own major newspapers, magazines, radio and television networks [and] the most powerful companies in the book publishing business. (The Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, and LA Times have their own wire services, which most mainstream news outlets use.)

Admiral Chester Ward, former CFR member

 

"The story of an attempted takeover of executive power in the United States [the plot to overthrow Franklin Roosevelt] was suppressed, not only by parties directly interested, but also by several institutions usually regarded as protectors of constitutional liberty and freedom of inquiry. Among the groups suppressing information were (1) the Congress of the United States, (2) the press, notably Time [magazine] and The New York Times, and (3) the White House itself. It is also notable that no academic inquiry has been conducted into what is surely one of the more ominous events in recent American history."

Antony C. Sutton in his book "Wall Street and FDR"

 

"By far the most valuable ... associations, according to CIA officials have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc... Over the years, the [CBS] network provided cover for CIA employees, including at least one well-known foreign correspondent and several stringers... A high-level CIA official with a prodigious memory says that the New York Times provided cover for about ten CIA operatives between 1950 and 1966."

journalist Carl Bernstein in a Rolling Stone article "The CIA and the Media", 1977

 

MEDIA

"The problem is not that a computer network [Internet] offers an alternative to the information aristocracy. The true crisis is that neither the news media nor the government has enough credibility to be accepted as either truthful or impartial on their own."

military writer William M. Arkin

 

"Americans are too broadly underinformed to digest nuggets of information that seem to contradict what they know of the world . Instead, news channels prefer to feed Americans a constant stream of simplified information, all of which fits what they already know. That way they don't have to devote more air time or newsprint space to explanations or further investigations. Politicians and the media have conspired to infantilize, to dumb down, the American public. At heart, politicians don't believe that Americans can handle complex truths, and the news media, especially television news, basically agrees."

Tom Fenton, former CBS foreign correspondent


"The media are a pitiful lot. They don't give us any history, they don't give us any analysis, they don't tell us anything. They don't raise the most basic questions: Who has the most weapons of mass destruction in the world by far? Who has used weapons of mass destruction more than any other nation? Who has killed more people in this world with weapons of mass destruction than any other nation? The answer: the United States."

Howard Zinn

 

"The use of social media to control a targeted nation's information space, and use it as a means of carrying out sociopolitical subversion and even regime change reached its pinnacle in 2011 during the US-engineered "Arab Spring."
Portrayed at first as spontaneous demonstrations organized organically over Facebook and other social media platforms, it is now revealed in articles like the New York Times', "U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings," that the US government had trained activists years ahead of the protests, with Google and Facebook participating directly in making preparations.
Opposition fronts funded and supported by the US State Department's National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its subsidiaries Freedom House, International Republican Institute (IRI), and National Democratic Institute (NDI) were invited to several summits where executives and technical support teams from Google and Facebook provided them with the game plans they would execute in 2011 in coordination with US and European media who also attended the summits.
The end result was the virtual weaponization of social media, serving as cover for what was a long-planned, regional series of coups including heavily armed militants who eventually overthrew the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, with Syria now locked in 6 years of war as a result."

Tony Cartalucci, 2017

 

"The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses."

Malcolm X

 

"In America, we grew up thinking that the people that we see on the nightly news are journalists. But, there is no journalism happening there, only script reading. That is understood by anyone with a sliver of common sense, and the objectivity to realize that their newsperson is basically an actor."

Charlie Robinson, in his book "The Octopus of Global Control", 2017

 

"Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media."

Noam Chomsky

 

"What the press do is they tell you lies, lies they already know you want to hear. The press can figure out what its readers or viewers believe, and make a hell of a living pandering to their egos and telling them that they're smart. They lie and tell the audience they are right, and they never have to change your mind about anything. And the audience rewards them, lauding them and paying them money to keep hearing those sweet, self-serving lies."

Allan Uthman

 

"Americans are too broadly underinformed to digest nuggets of information that seem to contradict what they know of the world . Instead, news channels prefer to feed Americans a constant stream of simplified information, all of which fits what they already know. That way they don't have to devote more air time or newsprint space to explanations or further investigations. Politicians and the media have conspired to infantilize, to dumb down, the American public. At heart, politicians don't believe that Americans can handle complex truths, and the news media, especially television news, basically agrees."

Tom Fenton, former CBS foreign correspondent

 

"Pravda and Izvestia in the former Soviet Union would have been hard-pressed to surpass the American media in their subservience to the official agenda. They have abandoned the notion of objectivity or even the idea of providing a public space where problems are discussed and debated. It's a scandal that reveals the existence of a system of propaganda, not of serious media so essential in a democratic society."

Edward Herman, professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania

 

"The American people have become some of the most naïve and gullible folks in the world, because their press enables it, almost encourages it, with its undue and sycophantic deference to the government."

Cenk Uygur, 2008

 

"Those who have put out the people's eyes reproach them of their blindness."

John Milton

 

"In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily pressThey found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers."

Congressman Oscar Callaway (TX), Congressional Record of February 9, 1917

 

"Reporters will not report their own insights or contrary evaluations of the official 9/11 story, because to question the government story about 9/11 is to question the very foundations of our entire modern belief system regarding our government, our country, and our way of life. To be charged with questioning these foundations is far more serious than being labeled a disgruntled conspiracy nut or an anti-government traitor, or even being sidelined or marginalized within an academic, government-service, or literary career. To question the official 9/11 story is simply and fundamentally revolutionary."

9/11 and American Empire : Intellectuals Speak Out
EDited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott

 

"If advertisers, and corporate sponsors generally, tend to support media which boost their message, and these media consequently tend to flourish relative to those not so supported, then we have one example of a tight system of control that does not at all require a conspiracy theory but simply the operation of market forces. For advertiser control clearly extends to the detail of the contents and tone of media. "

David Edwards in his book "Burning All Illusions"

 

"In the press, which is owned by rich men, the interests of the investing minority are always identified with those of the nation as a whole. Constantly repeated statements come to be accepted as truths. Innocent and ignorant, most newspaper readers are convinced that the private interests of the rich are really public interests and become indignant whenever these interests are menaced by a foreign power, intervening on behalf of its investing minority. The interest at stake are the interests of the few; but the public opinion which demands the protection of these interests is often a genuine expression of mass emotion. The many really feel and believe that the dividends of the few are worth fighting for."

Aldous Huxley in his book "Ends and Means", 1937

 

MEDIA MATRIX

"The news and truth are not the same thing."

American journalist Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

 

"Even open-minded people will often find themselves unable to take seriously the likes of [Noam] Chomsky, [Edward] Herman, [Howard] Zinn and [Susan] George on first encountering their work; it just does not seem possible that we could be so mistaken in what we believe. The individual may assume that these writers must be somehow joking, wildly over-stating the case, paranoid, or have some sort of axe to grind. We may actually become angry with them for telling us these terrible things about our society and insist that this simply 'can't be true'. It takes real effort to keep reading, to resist the reassuring messages of the mass media and be prepared to consider the evidence again."

David Edwards - Burning All Illusions

 

"You can't believe a word the American media says. If they say anything correct, it's just an accident."

Paul Craig Roberts

"Most Americans have no idea that what we are fed by the news media is nothing more than a portrayal of what powerful corporations want us to believe, that what happens to pass as education is as often as not mere propaganda, that what we learn in church may have very little or nothing to do with the truth, that what our parents teach us may be nothing more than an accumulation of their own personal biases, no doubt a rather subtle modification of what they were taught by their parents. And through such a process, governments and nations around the world wield control as to what their citizens, believe, value, and do."

Doug Soderstrom

 

"What most Americans believe to be 'Public Opinion' is in reality carefully crafted and scripted propaganda designed to elicit a desired behavioral response from the public."

Ken Adachi

 

"Google is destroying the most glorious gift humanity was granted in the last 300 years [the internet]. The future under Google is a fascist dystopia, their way or the highway, no room for dissidents, no room for free speech. Google is a boot stomping on your face for eternity.
Google is the deep state. Forget about conventional wars, forget about spies, forget about intelligence agencies, forget about all of that. It's all about the internet and Google running the internet. They decide how you feel, what you think, what information you can and can't look at, and ultimately who does and doesn't have a voice."

David Bowie's final message written weeks before he died, 2015

 

"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have."

Richard Salant, former President of CBS News

 

"There is an Establishment history, an official history, which dominates history textbooks, trade publishing, the media and library shelves. The official line always assumes that events such as wars, revolutions, scandals, assassinations, are more or less random unconnected events. By definition events can never be the result of a conspiracy, they can never result from premeditated planned group action.
... Woe betide any book or author that falls outside the official guidelines. Foundation support is not there. Publishers get cold feet. Distribution is hit and miss, or non-existent."

Antony Sutton in his book "America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones"

 

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."

George Orwell

 

"If the war lies were not all over the media, people would not learn them in the first place. If the corrections were heard over and over again, they would get through. If our communications system allowed the presentation of a variety of voices and viewpoints and feared promoting falsehoods more than it feared being insufficiently militaristic, we wouldn't need to investigate the widespread phenomenon of engaged citizens certain of their beliefs but completely deluded."

David Swanson in his book "War Is A Lie"

 

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

Voltaire

 

"Perhaps the most basic reason Americans should read [Noam] Chomsky's work today, is simply to understand the real world in which they live, that which is obscured by their leaders and the U.S. mass media."

Fred Branfman

 

"One of the best kept secrets is the degree to which a handful of giant conglomerates, all belonging to the secret Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, NATO, the Club of Rome, and the Trilateral Commission, control the world's flow of information. They determine what we see on television, hear on the radio and read in newspapers, magazines, books, or on the Internet."

Daniel Estulin in his book "The Bilderberg Group"

 

"We're speaking here of people who get virtually all their news from the shock-and-awe tabloid weeklies, AM-radio talk shows, and television news programs which, because of marketplace pressure, aim low in order to reach the widest possible audience, resulting in short programs with lots of commercials, weather, sports, and entertainment. These news sources don't necessarily have to explicitly state falsehoods to produce distorted views; they need only channel to their audience a continuous stream of statements from the government and conservative "experts" justifying the war as if they were neutral observers; ignore contrary views except when an expert is on hand to ridicule them and label them "conspiracy theories"; and never put it all together in a coherent enlightening manner. [There is a] constant drip-drip of one- sided information, from sources who can be described as stenographers for the powers-that-be."

William Blum in his book "Freeing the World to Death"

 

"Perhaps the most basic reason Americans should read [Noam] Chomsky's work today, is simply to understand the real world in which they live, that which is obscured by their leaders and the U.S. mass media."

Fred Branfman

 

"The involvement of the Rockefellers with the media has multiple implications. One is that the Rockefeller gang's plans for monopolistic World Government are never, but never, discussed in the machines of mass disinformation. The media decides what the issues will be in the country."

Gary Allen in his book "The Rockefeller File"

 

"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications, whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years."(He went on to explain:)'It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries."

David Rockefeller at the 1991 meeting of the Bilderberg Group

 

"Journalists who participate in The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer are some of the best-known political pundits in the United States, such as Paul Gigot, David Gergen, William Kristol and William Safire. All of them belong to the Bilderberg Group, the CFR or the Trilateral Commission."

Daniel Estulin in is book "The Bilderberg Group"

 

MEDICAL MAFIA
the big medicine and big pharma cabal

"Physicians learn to practice a very drug-intensive style of medicine. Even when changes in lifestyle would be more effective, doctors and their patients often believe that for every ailment and discontent there is a drug."

Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, 2015

 

"The U.S. currently has the most aggressive vaccination schedule of any country on the planet."

Melissa Melton, 2012

 

"The only type of research that is funded and recognized is research on drugs. Research on the causes of disease and non-interventions simply doesn't occur in medical education."

T. Colin Campbell, The China Study, 2006

 

"The Center for Disease Control [CDC] has known since 2001 that children exposed to thimerosal in utero were 800 percent more likely to regress into autism.
This data was intentionally excluded from the CDC paper published in the journal Pediatrics in an effort to disprove a thimerosal-autism association.
... The CDC has known for a decade that children receiving the MMR vaccines on schedule were nearly 300 percent more likely to regress into autism compared to children whose parents decided to withhold the vaccine until after the child was older."

Dr. Gary Null and Richard Gale, 2015

 

"The US childhood immunization schedule requires 26 vaccine doses for infants aged less than 1 year, the most in the world, yet 33 nations have better IMRs [Infant Mortality Rates]."

Julie Lévesque, 2016

 

"To a highly significant degree, the CDC and the World Health Organization are PR agencies, whose job is to convince the public that stepping up, rolling up their sleeves, and submitting to shots containing germs and toxic chemicals is the most natural and wise action possible."

Jon Rappoport, 2014

 

"Aluminum has been added to vaccines since about 1926. Aluminum affects memory, cognition, psychomotor control; it damages the blood brain barrier, activates brain inflammation, depresses mitochondrial function and plenty of research suggests it is a key player in the formation of the amyloid "plaques" and tangles in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. It's been implicated in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and autism and demonstrated to induce allergy."

Celeste McGovern

 

"The American Medical Association [AMA] not only opposes single payer healthcare. something supported by 60% of doctors, but even opposed a weak public insurance option. While not long ago it represented 70% of American doctors, it is now down to 30%. Their callous disregard of the needs of patients and the opinions of doctors is why they are a shell of an organization."

Kevin Zeese, 2009

 

"No one should be forced to undergo a medical treatment without informed consent and without their agreement to the treatment. We condemn the forced sterilization of the '20s and '30s, the Tuskegee medical experiments infecting black inmates, and the Nazi medicine that included involuntary "Euthanasia," experimentation and sterilization. How can we force vaccination without consent? Vaccination is a medical treatment with risks including death. It is totally antithetical to all ethics in medicine to mandate that risk to others.
... If you think the government has the right to forcibly vaccinate people, for the good of society, what is to prevent them from forcibly sterilizing people, or forcibly euthanizing people, or forcibly implanting a tracking device, for the good of society?"

Lee Hieb, M.D.

 

"Over the past two decades the pharmaceutical industry has moved very far from its original high purpose of discovering and producing useful new drugs. Now primarily a marketing machine to sell drugs of dubious benefit, this industry uses its wealth and power to co-opt every institution that might stand in its way, including the US Congress, the FDA, academic medical centers, and the medical profession itself."

Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, 2015

 

"Vaccines contain a vast array of potentially dangerous ingredients, including antibiotics, formaldehyde, monosodium glutamate (MSG), bovine fetal tissue, polysorbate and heavy metals like aluminum and the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal. When these are shot into the bloodstream, they bypass the majority of the body's natural immune system which resides in the gut."

Melissa Melton, 2012

 

"The CDC's own data reveals a 340% increased risk of autism in African-American children following the MMR vaccine."

Julie Lévesque, 2016

 

"Vaccines can trigger autoimmunity. Defined autoimmune diseases that may occur following vaccinations include arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, diabetes mellitus, thrombocytopenia, vasculitis, dermatomyosiositis, Guillain-Barre syndrome and demyelinating disorders."

Celeste McGovern

 

"The medical establishment does not take kindly to the idea of a serious connection between diet and cancer or for that matter, virtually any other disease. Big Medicine in America is in the business of treating disease with drugs and surgery after symptoms appear... The American Cancer Society gives almost no credence to the idea that diet is linked to cancer."

T. Colin Campbell, The China Study, 2006

 

"A 2014 report released by the Council of Foreign Relations revealed that the most highly vaccinated populations are also those with the greatest number of outbreaks for those same infectious diseases. This was especially the case for measles, mumps, rubella, polio and pertussis outbreaks. The US, Canada, the European Union, Australia and New Zealand, and Japan-each with the highest number of mandated vaccines-led the list of nations."

Dr. Gary Null and Richard Gale, 2015

 

"The corporate health-care system is set up to make money, not to care for sick people."

Lewis H. Lapham, 2006

 

"The problem is not just pharmaceuticals and it's not just the the American Medical Association, and the private insurers, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and so on. The whole healthcare system now is dominated by for-profit corporations."

Robert Reich, 2009

 

"You are not threatened with bankruptcy in Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Spain. In none of these countries can a citizen be bankrupted by their illness. But it is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States."

Jim McDermott, Democratic congressman from Washington state, 2009

 

"According to a CDC epidemiologist who had analyzed the agency's massive database containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based preservative in the vaccines - thimerosal - appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children.
The CDC paid the Institute of Medicine to conduct a study to whitewash the risks of thimerosal, ordering researchers to "rule out" the chemical's link to autism.
It withheld epidemiologist's findings, even though they had been slated for immediate publication, and told other scientists that his original data had been "lost" and could not be replicated. And to thwart the Freedom of Information Act, it handed its giant database of vaccine records over to a private company, declaring it off-limits to researchers. By the time the epidemiologist finally published his study in 2003, he had gone to work for GlaxoSmithKline and reworked his data to bury the link between thimerosal and autism."

Julie Lévesque, 2016

 

"In the early 1950s, there were four vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and smallpox. Because three of these vaccines were combined into a single shot (DTP), children received five shots by the time they were 2 years old and not more than one shot at a single visit.
By the mid-1980s, there were seven vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella and polio. Because six of these vaccines were combined into two shots (DTP and MMR), and one, the polio vaccine, was given by mouth, children still received five shots by the time they were 2 years old and not more than one shot at a single visit.
Since the mid-1980s, many vaccines have been added to the schedule. Now, children could receive as many as 24 shots by 2 years of age and five shots in a single visit."

Melissa Melton

 

"The government is saying that animal products, dairy, meat, refined sugar and fat in your diet are good for you. The government is turning a blind eye to the evidence as well as to the millions of Americans who suffer from nutrition-related illnesses The covenant of trust between the U.S. government and the American citizen has been broken.

T. Colin Campbell, The China Study, 2006

 

"Although an association between multiple sclerosis and the hepatitis B vaccine has been debated for over 15 years, the CDC continues to categorically deny this relationship. However, a 2014 retrospective French study investigating the sudden spike in multiple sclerosis cases since 1993, identified France's mass Hepatitis B vaccination program as the perpetuator for a doubling of MS cases within a few years."

Dr. Gary Null and Richard Gale, 2015

 

"Drug company employees or their agents often design the drug studies, perform the analysis, write the papers, and decide whether and in what form to publish the results. Sometimes the medical faculty who serve as investigators are little more than hired hands, supplying patients and collecting data according to instructions from the company.
In view of this control and the conflicts of interest that permeate the enterprise, it is not surprising that industry-sponsored trials published in medical journals consistently favor sponsors' drugs."

Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, 2015

 

"Despite a lofty reputation and purported commitment to universal coverage, AMA has fought almost every major effort at health care reform of the past 70 years."

Sam Stein, 2009

 

"Vaccine manufacturers continued to sell off their mercury-based supplies of vaccines until 2004.
The CDC and FDA bought up mercury-tainted vaccines for export to developing countries and allowed drug companies to continue using the preservative in some American vaccines - including several pediatric flu shots as well as tetanus boosters routinely given to eleven-year-olds."

Julie Lévesque, 2016

 

"Every promoted so-called "pandemic" is an extended sales pitch for vaccines. And not just a vaccine against the "killer germ" of the moment. We're talking about a psyop to condition the population to vaccines in general."

Jon Rappoport, 2014

 

"A top scientist for the United Nations, who has examined the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, as well as HIV/AIDS victims, concluded that H1N1 possesses certain transmission "vectors" that suggest that the new flu strain has been genetically-manufactured as a military biological warfare weapon."

Wayne Madsen

 

"The prevalence rate for autism in the United States before 1990 was only three children per 10,000. When the CDC began surveillance of the study population in 2000, figures clocked in at one child in every 150. Since then, autism diagnoses have been steadily increasing each year."

Melissa Melton

 

"The entire system of public nutrition information has been co-opted by industry sources. They run the show. They buy a few academic hacks who have gained positions of power and who exercise considerable influence, both within academia and government."

T. Colin Campbell, The China Study, 2006

 

"What health insurance corporations want to do is enhance their profits. Enhance shareholder value. That's number one. The business that they're in is health care, but their primary motivation is to reward their shareholders - large, institutional investors and hedge funds.
... Health insurers confuse their customers and dump the sick, all so they can satisfy their Wall Street investors. They look carefully to see if a sick policyholder may have omitted a minor illness, a pre-existing condition, when applying for coverage, and then they use that as justification to cancel the policy, even if the enrollee has never missed a premium payment."

Wendell Potter, former insurance executive, 2009

 

"Center for Disease Control [CDC] and Food and Drug Administration [FDA] researchers identify 749 deaths linked to the administration of the Hib vaccine, 51% of which were sudden infant death linked to the administration of Hib vaccine."

Julie Lévesque, 2016

 

"Medical schools now have their own numerous deals with industry and are hardly in a moral position to object to their faculty behaving in the same way. Two thirds of academic medical centers hold equity interest in companies that sponsor research within the same institution. Two thirds of medical school department chairs received departmental income from drug companies and three fifths received personal income."

Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, 2015

 

"The medical status quo relies heavily on medication and surgery to the exclusion of nutrition and lifestyle. Doctors have virtually no training in nutrition and how it relates to health.
... The health damage that results from doctors' ignorance of nutrition is astounding."

T. Colin Campbell, The China Study, 2006

 

"We force 700,000 Americans into bankruptcy each year because of medical bills. In France, the number of medical bankruptcies is zero. Britain: zero. Japan: zero. Germany: zero."

T.R. Reid, 2009

 

"Drug companies have perfected a new and highly effective method to expand their markets. Instead of promoting drugs to treat diseases, they have begun to promote diseases to fit their drugs. The strategy is to convince as many people as possible (including their doctors) that they have medical conditions that require long-term drug treatment."

Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, 2015

 

"Government research funding goes to the development of drugs and devices instead of healthy nutrition."

T. Colin Campbell, The China Study, 2006

 

"Most medical journals receive half or more of their income from pharmaceutical company advertising and reprint orders, and dozens of others journals are owned by pharmaceutical companies."

Julie Lévesque, 2016

 

"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines."

Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, 2015

 

"Vitamin D is not a nutrient that we need to consume. Our body can make all that we need simply by being in sunlight fifteen to thirty minutes every couple of days.
... Heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer's, obesity or diabetes are relatively unknown in traditional cultures that subsist mostly on whole plant foods.
... Casein, and very likely all animal proteins, may be the most relevant cancer-causing substances that we consume. Adjusting the amount of dietary casein has the power to turn on and turn off cancer growth."

T. Colin Campbell, The China Study, 2006

 

MI6 (BRITISH INTELLIGENCE AGENCY)
see INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES

 

MILITARY

"So important did military spending and the military-industrial sector become during World War II and the Cold War that they have become fundamental to the U.S. economy, U.S. economic growth and above all U.S. technological development. Despite its often almost incredible wastefulness and corruption, this military spending has also been in some ways a kind of unacknowledged but rather successful state industrial development strategy in a country whose free market ideology meant that it could not formally adopt or admit to such a strategy."

David Edwards - Burning All Illusions

 

"My guess is that, like it or not, or want it or not, we are going to go to war because that is the only solution Bush and his people can see. The dire prospect that opens, therefore, is that America is going to become a mega-banana republic where the army will have more and more importance in our lives .... And before it is all over, democracy, noble and delicate as it is, may give way .... Indeed, democracy is the special condition ... we will be called upon to defend in the coming years. That will be enormously difficult because the combination of the corporation, the military and the complete investiture of the flag with mass spectator sports has set up a pre-fascistic atmosphere in America already."

Norman Mailer

 

"There's a very popular thing that the drill sergeants require us to say... the response to the question, "Soldiers, what makes the green grass grow?" and the response is "Blood, blood, blood, Drill Sergeant!"

Kristopher Goldsmith, 2008

 

"Approximately 60,000 military personnel were used as human subjects in the 1940s to test two chemical agents, mustard gas and lewisite [blister gas]. Most of these subjects were not informed of the nature of the experiments and never received medical follow-up after their participation in the research. Additionally, some of these human subjects were threatened with imprisonment at Fort Leavenworth if they discussed these experiments with anyone, including their wives, parents, and family doctors. For decades, the Pentagon denied that the research had taken place, resulting in decades of suffering for many veterans who became ill after the secret testing."

a report of the US Congress, 1994

 

"I would only hope that anyone considering joining the military today ... realize that they have a higher calling than serving their country: to restore faith in our system of governance, before they make themselves ready to fight and kill and die in the United States of America, knowing that they may end up dying for a lie."

Adam Kokesh, with the Marine Corps civil affairs unit, 2008

 

"We in the U.S. military are held to a high standard. Like the early Romans, we are expected to do the right thing, and when we don't, to make it right again ... And it's why each civilian casualty for which we are even remotely responsible sets back our efforts to gain the confidence of the Afghan people, months, if not years. It doesn't matter how hard we try to avoid hurting the innocent, and we do try very hard. It doesn't matter how proportional the force we deploy, how precisely we strike. It doesn't even matter if the enemy hides behind civilians. What matters are the death and destruction that result and the expectation that we could have avoided it ... Lose the people's trust, and we lose the war ... I see this sort of trust being fostered by our troops all over the world. They are building schools, roads, wells, hospitals and power stations. They work every day to build the sort of infrastructure that enables local governments to stand on their own. But mostly, even when they are going after the enemy, they are building friendships. They are building trust. And they are doing it in superb fashion."

General Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2009

 

"If we had a draft - or merely the threat of a draft - we would not be in Iraq or Afghanistan. But we don't have a draft so it's safe for most of the nation to be mindless about waging war. Other people's children are going to the slaughter."

Bob Herbert , New York Times, August 25, 2009

 

"in our lifetimes, the American military establishment has virtually become an autonomous system. It is today an entirely mercenary-voluntary-force increasingly separate from all but the transnational corporate interests it protects."

William F. Pepper in his book "An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King"

 

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