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PERPETUAL WAR

"The need for human drudgery, and therefore to a great extent for human inequality, had disappeared... But it was also clear that an all-round increase in wealth threatened the destruction of a hierarchical society. In a world in which everyone worked short hours, had enough to eat, the most obvious and perhaps the most important form of inequality would already have disappeared. If it once became general, wealth would confer no distinction... But in practice such a society could not long remain stable. For if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themselves; and when once they had done this, they would sooner or later realize that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away. In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance.
... The problem was how to keep the wheels of industry turning without increasing the real wealth of the world. Goods must be produced, but they must not be distributed. And in practice the only way of achieving this was by continuous warfare."

Winston Smith in George Orwell's book "1984"

 

"The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike. It says not that the United States must be more powerful, or most powerful, but that it must be absolutely powerful."

Vice-President Dick Cheney - West Point lecture, June 2002

 

"'Military Keynesianism' is the determination to maintain a permanent war economy and to treat military output as an ordinary economic product, even though it makes no contribution to either production or consumption."

Chalmers Johnson, 2008

 

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real."

General Douglas MacArthur, 1957

 

"The America of wealth and privilege is hooked on war, without regular and ever-stronger doses of war it can no longer function properly, that is, yield the desired profits. Right now, this addiction, this craving is being satisfied by means of a conflict against Iraq, which also happens to be dear to the hearts of the oil barons. However, does anybody believe that the warmongering will stop once Saddam' scalp will join the Taliban turbans in the trophy display case of George W. Bush? The President has already pointed his finger at those whose turn will soon come, namely, the "axis of evil" countries: Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, North Korea, and of course that old thorn in the side of America, Cuba. Welcome to the 21st century, welcome to the brave new era of permanent war."

Jacques R. Pauwels, 2003

 

"War with Russia will be nuclear. Washington has prepared for it. Washington has abandoned the ABM treaty, created what it thinks is an ABM shield, and changed its war doctrine to permit US nuclear first strike. All of this is obviously directed at Russia, and the Russian government knows it."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2014

 

"I don't believe anyone will consciously launch World War III. The situation now is more like the eve of World War I, when great powers were armed and ready to go when an incident set things off. Ever since Gorbachev naively ended the Cold War, the hugely over-armed United States has been actively surrounding Russia with weapons systems, aggressive military exercises, NATO expansion. At the same time, in recent years the demonization of Vladimir Putin has reached war propaganda levels. Russians have every reason to believe that the United States is preparing for war against them, and are certain to take defensive measures. This mixture of excessive military preparations and propaganda against an "evil enemy" make it very easy for some trivial incident to blow it all up."

Diana Johnstone, author of "Queen of Chaos"

 

"It would be some time before I fully realized that the United States sees little need for diplomacy. Power is enough. Only the weak rely on diplomacy. The Roman Empire had no need for diplomacy. Nor does the United States."

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1992 to December 1996

 

"A new insanity has been unleashed upon the world. An unlimited war that our leaders counsel could go on indefinitely. A war against enemies in the "shadowy networks," which means we will never know when the shadowy enemy is vanquished. This is quite possibly the policymakers' shot at the final, and permanent, militarization of U.S. society."

Robert Jensen in his book "Citizens of Empire"

 

"The primary aim of modem warfare ... is to use up the products of the machine without raising the general standard of living. [The "machine" is society's technical and industrial capacity to produce goods.]
... An all-around increase in wealth threatened the destruction ... of a hierarchical society. In a world in which everyone worked short hours, had enough to eat, lived in a house with a bathroom and a refrigerator, and possessed a motorcar or even an airplane, the most obvious and perhaps the most important form of inequality would already have disappeared. If it once became general, wealth would confer no distinction .... Such a society could not long remain stable. For if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themselves; and when once they had done this, they would sooner or later realize that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away. In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance.
... The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking into the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"Four sorrows, it seems to me, are certain to be visited on the United States. Their cumulative effect guarantees that the U.S. will cease to resemble the country outlined in the Constitution of 1787. First, there will be a state of perpetual war, leading to more terrorism against Americans wherever they may be and a spreading reliance on nuclear weapons among smaller nations as they try to ward off the imperial juggernaut. Second is a loss of democracy and Constitutional rights as the presidency eclipses Congress and is itself transformed from a co-equal 'executive branch' of government into a military junta. Third is the replacement of truth by propaganda, disinformation, and the glorification of war, power, and the military legions. Lastly, there is bankruptcy, as the United States pours its economic resources into ever more grandiose military projects and shortchanges the education, health, and safety of its citizens."

Chalmers Johnson in his book "Sorrows of Empire"

 

"There is a special breed of international financiers whose success typically is built upon certain character traits. Those include cold objectivity, immunity to patriotism, and indifference to the human condition. That profile is the basis for proposing a theoretical strategy, called the Rothschild Formula, which motivates such men to propel governments into war for the profits they yield... As long as the mechanism of central banking exists, it will be to such men an irresistible temptation to convert debt into perpetual war and war into perpetual debt."

G. Edward Griffin in his book "The Creature from Jekyll Island"

 

"In a closed society, one party or despot has control over the instruments of mass communication and the power to enforce its will. Something very similar, however, can happen in a democratic society under specific conditions that are recognizable only in hindsight, although Orwell recognized one of the most important, namely, when a government wages a "perpetual war" that keeps people terrified, focused in their hatred against external and internal enemies, and "patriotic" in the Orwellian sense."

Drew Westen in the book "What Orwell Didn't Know"

 

"How does continuous war act to keep the Lows "stupefied by poverty" and thereby assure the maintenance of the social structure? The goal of the wars is to enable the economy to be kept going for the benefit of the High, its military, and its bureaucracy and control personnel (the Thought Police, etc.), but at the same time to assure that any excess production capacity is prevented from producing consumer goods for the lower classes. That excess capacity is instead directed to producing excess military goods which will ' ultimately rust away or be destroyed in warfare; that is, the excess capacity is deliberately wasted in order to turn it away from the production of goods which would result in added leisure or well-being for the lower classes. Those classes are instead continually forced into group activities expressing hatred toward the current enemy (any enemy) and dependency upon and love toward their benevolent rulers for protecting them from that enemy. They are thereby led to accept the consumer shortages, the poverty, and the other privations to which they are subjected. Their economic status is kept at the subsistence level, forcing their priorities to be focused on simply acquiring basic food, clothing, and shelter. They are thus denied either the time or the inclination to question the fairness or permanence of their societal condition, or to otherwise evolve into a threat to the established hierarchy."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"What better economic stimulus than a foreign policy of perpetual war?"

Justin Raimondo, 2009

 

"In 1957 President Dwight Eisenhower commissioned a panel of scientists to study the issue of overpopulation. The scientists put forth "Alternatives" advocating both the release of deadly viruses and perpetual warfare as means to decrease world population."

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

 

"When war becomes literally continuous, it also ceases to be dangerous. When war is continuous there is no such thing as military necessity. Technical progress can cease and the most palpable facts can be denied or disregarded."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

PILGRIMS SOCIETY

"The Pilgrims Society is an aristocratic Anglo-American club. The primary purpose of this club is to form an unofficial alliance with the United States and to vastly increase the powers of the British empire.
... The Pilgrims Society has fused together the business centers of New York and London, together with a large portion of the political centers of both nations. Ninety percent of the American members are top-level bankers and businessmen from New York city.
... Pilgrims Society presidents of the New York Federal Reserve Bank cover the period from 1914 to 1979. Pilgrims Society chairmen of the New York Federal Reserve cover almost the entire period from the 1920s up to 1990.
... The Pilgrims Society represents that old dream of Cecil Rhodes to create a worldwide English-speaking free-trade zone, with the dominant position for the Anglo-Saxon race. Rhodes had also been speculating about a network of secret societies that had to absorb the wealth of the world.
... The Pilgrims Society is one of the most important privately funded institutions of the globalist movement."

Joel van der Reijden, 2005

 

"The Pilgrims were founded in London July 24, 1902, four months after the death of Cecil Rhodes who had outlined an ideology of a secret society to work towards eventual British rule of all the world, and who had made particular provisions in his will designed to bring the United States among the countries "possessed by Great Britain"."

E. C. Knuth in his book "The Empire of the "City" - The Secret History of British Financial Power"

 

"In 1897, a group of top British and American intellectuals and money monopolists met to plot ways to implement Cecil Rhodes' plan for a merging of British and American interests, in preparation for the final thrust towards the achievement of their ultimate goal - a One World Government. The result of their deliberations came on July 24, 1907, with the creation in London of an ultra-secret organization known as the Pilgrim Society. The basic purpose of the Pilgrim Society was to promote unity between the United States and Britain, to maneuver the United States into a position of dependence upon the Crown."

"Descent Into Slavery" a book by Des Griffin

 

"At the turn of 20th century a number of influential persons were interested in bringing the establishments of the United States and Great Britain closer together. The idea arose to form a new, elitist society with branches in both London and New York. This became the Pilgrims Society.
... Members of the British royal family have been patrons of the Pilgrims Society since its inception and regularly attend meetings. Well known banking families as Baring, Hambro, Harcourt, Keswick, Rothschild, Kleinwort, Loeb, and Warburg, as well as the heads of Barclays and the British managers of Chase Manhattan and J. P. Morgan have attended Pilgrims' meetings.
... The major banks of New York and London have been very prominent in the Pilgrims Society, closely followed by a group of influential law firms and insurance companies. A number of corporations have had a considerable presence in the Pilgrims, including the Watson family of IBM, and the founders and owners of Chrysler, Dodge, Jardine Matheson, W.R. Grace & Co., Reynolds, Corning Glass, and Forbes have all been Pilgrims.
... The New York Times has been intimately tied to the Pilgrims of the United States over the years. Since 1896 the New York Times has been owned by the Ochs-Sulzberger family, members of which have been generational members of the Pilgrims since the very beginning.
... Over the years several Pilgrims have been directors of CBS, among them Henry Kissinger. William S. Paley, the founder and continuous owner of CBS until his death in 1990, was a member of the Pilgrims Society. So was Walter Cronkite, anchorman for the CBS Evening News from 1962 to 1982.
... At any one time from the 1970s to the 1990s there was a dominant presence of J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller men on the board of the Pilgrims of the United States, leading to the obvious conclusion that these interests still represent the cornerstone of the Anglo-American Establishment. The Carnegie foundations are also quite dominant among the recent Pilgrims leadership.
... The Pilgrims Society predates the founding of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Royal Institute of International Affairs - two closely-linked think tanks - by almost 20 years, and therefore easily connects J. P. Morgan, Sr, Andrew Carnegie, and Jacob Schiff to the same Anglo-American network."

Joël van der Reijden , www.isgp.nl, 2008

 

PLUTOCRACY

"Those who own the country ought to govern it."

John Jay, US Supreme Court Justice, 1789 to 1795

 

"A 2005 report from Citigroup coined the term "plutonomy," to describe countries "where economic growth is powered by and largely consumed by the wealthy few," and specifically identified the U.K., Canada, Australia, and the United States as four plutonomies."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"In the late '60s and early '70s, it was still possible to associate the word "public" with the common good - public square, public school, public health and so on. And "private" tended to connote selfish greed. Now, the meanings have been reversed. Public is now a synonym for slum, incompetence, corruption and so forth, and private is the source of all things bright and beautiful - private school, private stream, private plane and so on. And so the impulse has been toward plutocracy, and it's celebrated in all of our news media."

Lewis Lapham, 2005

 

"Fifty men have run America, and that's a high figure."

Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, in the July 26th, 1936 issue of The New York Times

 

"Following a major economic Depression beginning in 1873 ... powerful American industrial and banking families grouped around J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller concentrated the wealth and control of American industry into their own hands.
... The Morgan and Rockefeller interests deployed fraud, deceit, violence, and bribery - and they deliberately manipulated financial panics. Each financial panic, brought about through their calculated control of financial markets and banking credit, allowed them and their closest allies to consolidate ever more power into fewer and fewer hands. It was this concentration of financial power within an elite few wealthy families that created an American plutocracy or, more accurately, an American oligarchy."

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

 

"The ultra-wealthy own virtually every major bank and every major corporation on the planet. They use a vast network of secret societies, think tanks and charitable organizations to advance their agendas and to keep their members in line. They control how we view the world through their ownership of the media and their dominance over our education system. They fund the campaigns of most of our politicians and they exert a tremendous amount of influence over international organizations such as the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. When you step back and take a look at the big picture, there is little doubt about who runs the world.
The ultra-wealthy don't run down and put their money in the local bank like you and I do. Instead, they tend to stash their assets in places where they won't be taxed such as the Cayman Islands... The global elite have up to 32 trillion dollars stashed in offshore banks around the globe.
U.S. GDP for 2011 was about 15 trillion dollars, and the U.S. national debt is sitting at about 16 trillion dollars, so you could add them both together and you still wouldn't hit 32 trillion dollars.
And of course that does not even count the money that is stashed in other locations, and it does not count all of the wealth that the global elite have in hard assets such as real estate, precious metals, art, yachts, etc."

Michael Snyder, 2013

 

"The nation's top 1% of households own more than half the nation's stocks [and] they also control more than $16 trillion in wealth - more than the bottom 90%."

from a Federal Reserve report in 2005

 

"The objective of U.S. world domination is not just power for its own sake but power to insure plutocratic control of the planet, power to privatize and deregulate the economies of every nation in the world, to hoist upon the backs of peoples everywhere - including the people of North America - the blessings of an untrammeled 'free market' corporate capitalism. The struggle is between those who belleve that the land, labor, capital, technology, and markets of the world should be dedicated to maximizing capital accumulation for the few, and those who believe that these things should be used for the communal benefit and socio-economic development of the many."

Michael Parenti

 

"The media, owned by the wealthy, speaking for the plutocracy, has the dual role of anaesthetizing the public to prevent serious consideration or debate of such staggering human issues as world hunger, AIDS, regional civil wars, environmental destruction, and social anarchy, and emotionalizing the people for aggression, all without a serious military threat in sight."

former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark in his book "The Fire This Time: US War Crimes In The Gulf"

 

"Plutocracy is abhorrent to a republic; it is more despotic than monarchy, more heartless than aristocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It preys upon the nation in time of peace and conspires against it in the hour of its calamity."

William Jennings Bryan in a 1906 speech

 

"The government of the Western nations, whether monarchical or republican, had passed into the invisible hands of a plutocracy, international in power and grasp. It was this semi-occult power which pushed the mass of the American people into the cauldron of World War I."

British military historian Major General J.F.C. Fuller, l941

 

"The top 1 percent have more wealth than the poorest half of the world's adults.
... The richest 10 percent of the world enjoyed a boost from the 2008 financial crisis and now own a whopping 89 percent of all assets.
... The wealthiest 10 percent of adults are mostly in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific.
... The bottom 20 percent of adults, currently sitting around 1 billion people, own no more than US$248, while the poorest half of the world, about 2.4 billion adults, own less than US$2,222.
... The number of millionaires in the world will hit a record high of 45.1 million in the next five years, while the number of billionaires will increase by 945 for a total of 3,000 around the world. The middle class will be the fastest-growing income group."

Global Wealth Report 2016 from the Credit Suisse Research Institute, www.telesurtv.net

 

"The inert masses are mentally and spiritually ill equipped to deal with reality; so they block it out of their minds - aided, of course, by the corporate media and the propaganda apparatus of the government, itself. This is why fantasy is freely substituted for reality; plutocracy is mistaken for democracy, and the majority of the people do not know the difference."

Charles Sullivan, 2008

 

"US society today is neither a tyranny nor a democracy; it is organized from top to bottom according to the principle of oligarchy or plutocracy."

Webster Griffin Tarpley in his book "9/11 Synthetic Terror - made in the USA"

 

"We're not a democracy. It's a terrible misunderstanding and a slander to the idea of democracy to call us that. In reality, we're a plutocracy, a government by the wealthy."

former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark

 

"By the end of the 1890's [J.P.] Morgan and [John D.] Rockefeller had become the giants of an increasingly powerful Money Trust controlling American industry and government policy. There was little room for the actual practice of democracy in their world. Power was the commodity of their trade. It was the creation of an American aristocracy of blood and money, every bit as elite and exclusive as the titled nobility of Britain, Germany or France - despite the Constitutional ban on titled nobility in America. It was an oligarchy, a plutocracy in every sense of the word - rule by the wealthiest in their self-interest.
Some 60 families - names like Rockefeller, Morgan, Dodge, Mellon, Pratt, Harkness, Whitney, Duke, Harriman, Carnegie, Vanderbilt, DuPont, Guggenheim, Astor, Lehman, Warburg, Taft, Huntington, Baruch and Rosenwald formed a close network of plutocratic wealth that manipulated, bribed, and bullied its way to control the destiny of the United States. At the dawn of the 20th Century, some sixty ultra-rich families, through dynastic intermarriage and corporate, interconnected shareholdings, had gained control of American industry and banking institutions."

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

 

"Many people don't understand our country's problem of concentration of income and wealth because they don't see it. People just don't understand how much wealth there is at the top now. The wealth at the top is so extreme that it is beyond most people's ability to comprehend."

Dave Johnson, 2011

 

POLICE STATE

"What keeps most Americans from being shocked by the shredding of the Bill of Rights is that they have yet to feel the consequences, either personally or through someone close to them. It would appear, however, that they only have to wait."

William Blum in his book "Rogue State"

 

"One of the characteristics of tyranny is the monitoring and surveillance of citizens. Done primarily as a means of control, this has existed in every authoritarian state, not to mention totalitarian dictatorship, which seeks total control of the population. The defense is almost always based on national security grounds."

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

 

"The last twenty years of global "free market" economy have destroyed, through poverty and social destitution, the lives of millions of people. Rather than addressing an impending social catastrophe, Western governments, which serve the interests of the economic elites, have installed a "Big Brother" police state, with a mandate to confront and repress all forms of opposition and social dissent."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"The Defense Authorization Act of 2007 has laid the foundation for martial law, since it empowers the president to order' National Guard troops from one state to any other to respond to what the president sees as a national emergency ... the occurrence of another "terrorist act" could provide the government with the excuse it needs."

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

 

POLITICAL PONEROLOGY
a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes

"Pathocracy is a system of government wherein a small pathological minority takes control over a society of normal people. "

Polish psychologist Dr. Andrej M. Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology"

 

"Years ago the publication of the book "Political Ponerology: A Science on The Nature of Evil adjusted for Political Purposes" in the US, was killed by Mr. Zbigniew Brzezinski in a very cunning way. What was his motivation, I may only guess. Was it his own private strategy, or did he act as an insider of the 'great system' as he surely is? How many billions of dollars and how many human lives the lack of this science has cost the world."

Polish psychologist Dr. Andrej M. Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology"

 

"During the past fifty years, psychopaths have gained almost absolute control of all the branches of government."

Andrzej Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes", 1998

 

"CIvilization, as we know it, is largely the creation of psychopaths. All civilizations, our own included, have been built on slavery and mass murder. Psychopaths have played a disproportionate role in the development of civilization, because they are hard-wired to lie, kill, cheat, steal, torture, manipulate, and generally inflict great suffering on other humans without feeling any remorse, in order to establish their own sense of security through domination."

Andrzej Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"

 

"Our society is ever more soulless because the people who lead it and who set the example are soulless - they literally have no conscience."

Andrzej Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"

 

"The problem of psychopathy in politics remains steadfastly ignored. Political scientists refuse to look at psychopathy, and psychopathy experts refuse to look at politics. The results of such blindness are evident in history - and the present - for anyone to see. Genocides, dictatorships, state-sanctioned torture, "war without end", political assassinations, death squads, corruption, blackmail, spying on civilians, "state secrets", illegal "espionage", and on and on."

Andrzej Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"

 

"The political psychopath, in a position of the utmost prestige, power, and influence, has the potential to rule - and ruin - empires. His influence reaches every level of society and his decisions have the potential to affect billions."

Andrzej Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"

 

"A normal person's actions and reactions, his ideas and moral criteria, all too often strike abnormal individuals as abnormal. For if a person with some psychological deviations considers himself normal, which is of course significantly easier if he possesses authority, then he would consider a normal person different and therefore abnormal.
... Any person rebelling internally against a governmental system shall easily be designated by the representatives of said government as "mentally abnormal", someone who should submit to psychiatric treatment. A scientifically and morally degenerate psychiatrist becomes a tool easily used for this purpose."

Andrzej Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"

 

"Experts have made it increasingly clear that psychopaths can occupy prominent positions in all professions: law, business, medicine, psychology, academia, military, entertainment, law enforcement, even - and perhaps especially - politics."

Andrzej Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"

 

"In his book Political Ponerology, Andrej Lobaczewski explains that clinical psychopaths enjoy advantages even in non-violent competitions to climb the ranks of social hierarchies. Because they can lie without remorse (and without the telltale physiological stress that is measured by lie detector tests), psychopaths can always say whatever is necessary to get what they want... all hierarchies inevitably become top-heavy with psychopaths. Since psychopaths have no limitations on what they can or will do to get to the top, the ones in charge are generally pathological. It is not power that corrupts, it is that corrupt individuals seek power."

Clinton Callahan

 

"The question is not how to get good people to rule; the question is how to stop the powerful from doing as much damage as they can to us."

Karl Popper

 

POLITICS AND POLITICIANS

"Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky. They don't pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It's what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out.
If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain't going to do any good; you're just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it's not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here... like, the public.

comedian George Carlin

 

"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies."

Carroll Quigley, historian and Georgetown University professor, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"The political oligarchy favors presidential candidates who are willing to have their options pre-determined by servants of the financial oligarchy from the Washington establishment."


Webster Griffin Tarpley in his book "9/11 Synthetic Terror - made in the USA"

 

"To [J. P.] Morgan, all political parties were simply organizations to be used, and the firm always was careful to keep a foot in all camps. Morgan himself, Dwight Morrow, and other partners were allied with the Republicans; Russell C. Leffingwell was allied with the Democrats. Grayson Murphy was allied with the extreme Right; and Thomas W. Lamont was allied with the Left."

Carroll Quigley, historian and Georgetown University professor, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"Our system of electing politicians to office is rotten and corrupted to its core, because organized money has long since replaced organized people as the author of our politics. And most of it comes from rich people and corporations, who now own our political process-lock, stock, and pork barrel."

David Donnelly, Janice Fine, Ellen Miller in their book "Money and Politics"

 

"The balance of power between politics and commerce has shifted radically, leaving politicians increasingly subordinate to the colossal economic power of big business. Unleashed by the Thatcher-Reagan axis, and accelerated by the end of the Cold War, corporations are taking on the responsibilities of government.
And as business has extended its role, it has actually come to define the public realm. The political state has become the corporate state."

Noreena Hertz in her book "The Silent Takeover"

 

"Money and politics are intricately linked in American politics; this point applies to honest and dishonest politicians alike. The corruption of politics that results is rooted in the structure of campaign finance."

Daniel Hellinger and Dennis Judd in their book "Democracy Facade"

 

"Ruling classes rule the economy, are at the top of the social structure and establish the parameters and rules within which the politicians operate. More often than not few actually engage directly in congressional politics, preferring to build economic empires while channeling money toward candidates prepared to do their bidding."

James Petras, 2007

 

"Democracy has become a racket when it comes to money and politics and the media. Most of that money goes to the consultants, the advertisers, the people who make the ads. Then it goes to the people who broadcast the ads. And one of the reasons you don't get a lot of coverage on the local television stations today of local politics -- it's abominable -- is because they want that money from the advertising. I mean, this is contempt. It's contempt of democracy. It's contempt of our freedoms. And the collusion between broadcasters and politicians who raise all this money to support the broadcast industry to pay for the advertising is a corrupting power. We cannot rightly claim to have a functioning democracy as long as money is sovereign the way it is."

Bill Moyers, 2007

 

"American politics are deeply contradictory of course, but anti-intellectualism is the common strain. This includes a deep suspicion of anything that isn't simple, fundamental, traditional, down-to-earth and "American" in the ideological sense, and can be exploited easily by demagogues and cynical politicians of the right. The key word is "freedom", which includes the freedom to own and use firearms, the freedom to trade and use the marketplace without restraint even if it means serious injury to health and decency, the freedom above all to make America's will rule all over the earth."

Edward Said

 

"Politicians are always maneuvering for the next election. They are obsolete as fundamental problem-solvers."

R. Buckminster Fuller

 

"Psychopaths do well in politics. They are ideally suited to the ruthless, competitive, self-promoting and manipulative power games that dominate party politics.
No wonder so many people intuitively distrust politicians and don't bother to vote. Evasiveness, outright lies and dissimulation are the norm in politics. Like a chameleon's ability to change colour, they are a politician's survival camouflage."

Stuart Hertzog. 2004

 

"The highest ideal of many members of the ruling class is to create a private paradise of wealth, and they have no qualms if that goal can be achieved by buying career politicians in Congress. These people know the market value of "our two party-system," but they have never known the value of democracy. Plainly, it serves the interests of a small but immensely wealthy minority if we, the people, leave politics to politicians except on election days."

Scott Tucker, 2009

 

POPULATION CONTROL

"Henry Kissinger produced, in April 1974, the classified National Security Council Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM 200), directed to Washington high officialdom, defining a program aimed at population reduction in Third World countries possessing needed raw materials, since growing populations with aspirations for a better standard of living give rise to high prices for such materials. Kissinger named 13 target countries for population control, including Brazil, India, Egypt, Mexico, Ethiopia, Columbia, and others.
[In the 1970s] most of the Third World, including the bulk of South America, Africa, and the Asian underbelly, unable to afford the oil they needed, found not only their industrial development stopped, but even food purchases curtailed, and starvation threatening. Far from living standards continuing the growth begun during the 50's and 60's, many of these countries were being pushed back to a condition of bare subsistence."

F William Engdahl in his book "A Century of War"

 

"In 1969 the Senate Church Committee discovered that the US Defense Department (DOD) had requested a budget of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars for a program to speed development of new viruses which target and destroy the human immune system... Out of this research came the AIDS virus which was targeted at "undesirable elements" of the population.
The first AIDS viruses were administered through a massive smallpox vaccine campaign in central and southern Africa by the World Health Organization in 1977. A year later ads appeared in major US newspapers soliciting "promiscuous gay male volunteers" to take part in a Hepatitis B vaccine study. The program targeted male homosexuals age 20-40 in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis and San Francisco. It was administered by the US Centers for Disease Control which, under its earlier incarnation as the US Public Health Department in Atlanta, oversaw the Tuskegee syphilis experiments on African American males."

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

 

"The World Order program for the future ... [includes] the gradual annihilation of the populations of the United States, Canada and Western Europe. The reduction of world population from the present 4.85 billion to 1 billion, the number it had attained in 1800, solving the disastrous pollution of air and water and the exhaustion of natural resources."

Eustace Mullins, "The World Order", 1985

 

"Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton."

Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society (1953)*

 

"The US and UK governments' relentless backing for the global spread of genetically modified seeds was in fact the implementation of a decades long policy of the Rockefeller Foundation since the 1930's, when it funded Nazi eugenics research... As some of these circles saw it, war as a means of population reduction was costly and not that efficient.
... The Rockefeller Foundation, working with John D. Rockefeller Ill's Population Council, the World Bank, the UN Development Program and the Ford Foundation, and others, had been working with the WHO (World Health Organization) for 20 years to develop an anti-fertility vaccine using tetanus, as well as with other vaccines."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Seeds of Destuction"

 

"Eugenics was the racist pseudoscience determined to wipe away all human beings deemed 'unfit,' preserving only those who conformed to a Nordic stereotype.
... Eugenics would have been so much bizarre parlor talk had it not been for extensive financing by corporate philanthropies, specifically the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harriman railroad fortune... The Rockefeller Foundation helped found the German eugenics program and even funded the program that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz.
The most commonly suggested method of eugenicide in America was a 'lethal chamber' or public locally operated gas chambers. Eugenic breeders believed American society was not ready to implement an organized lethal solution. But many mental institutions and doctors practiced improvised medical lethality and passive euthanasia on their own."

Edwin Black, 2003

 

"It is necessary that the United States cut its population by two-thirds within the next 50 years."

Howard T. Odum a marine biologist at the University of Florida and a member of the Club of Rome, 1980

 

"Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible."

Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society (1953)

 

"Population reduction and genetically engineered crops were clearly part of [a] broad strategy: the drastic reduction of the world's population. It was in fact a sophisticated form of what the Pentagon termed biological warfare, promulgated under the name of "solving the world hunger problem."

F. William Engdahl

 

"The Birth Control League had long trumpeted the need for eugenical births -- fewer births for parents with "inferior" bloodines... The Birth Control League ... chang[ed] its name to Planned Parenthood."

Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkinin their book "George Bush : The Unauthorized Biography"

 

"There is a single theme behind all our work; we must reduce population levels. Either they do it our way, through nice clean methods or they will get the kind of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran, or in Beirut... Once population is out of control it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it... The professionals aren't interested in reducing population for humanitarian reasons... Civil wars are somewhat drawn-out ways to reduce population. The quickest way to reduce population is through famine like in Africa. We go into a country and say, here is your goddamn development plan. Throw it out the window. Start looking at your population ...if you don't ...then you'll have an El Salvador or an Iran, or worse, a Cambodia.
... To accomplish what the State Department deems adequate population control, the civil war (in El Salvador run by CIA) would have to be greatly expanded. You have to pull all the males into fighting and kill significant numbers of fertile, child-bearing age females. You are killing a small number of males and not enough fertile females to do the job ...If the war went on 30-40 years, you might accomplish something."

United States' Latin American Office of Population Affairs (OPA) case officer Thomas Ferguson

 

"Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the Third World."

Henry Kissinger

 

"All children who are born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room be made for them by the death of grown persons.... Therefore, we should facilitate, instead of foolishly and vainly endeavoring to impede, the operations of nature in producing this mortality; and if we dread the too frequent visitation of the horrid form of famine, we should sedulously encourage the other forms of destruction, which we compel nature to use.
Instead of recommending cleanliness to the poor, we should encourage contrary habits. In our towns we should make the streets narrower, crowd more people into the houses, and court the return of the plague. In the country, we should build our villages near stagnant pools, and particularly encourage settlement in all marshy and unwholesome situations. But above all we should reprobate specific remedies for ravaging diseases; and restrain those benevolent, but much mistaken men, who have thought they are doing a service to mankind by protecting schemes for the total extirpation of particular disorders."

Thomas Malthus

 

"The World Health Organization [WHO]/ United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund [UNICEF] vaccination campaign in Africa is not about eradicating neonatal tetanus, but is a well-coordinated, forceful, population control, mass sterilization exercise using a proven fertility regulating vaccine."

obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Wahome Ngare, Kenyan Catholic Doctors' Association president, published a letter in the Kenyan press, November 4, 2014

 

"From its inception, the Rockefeller Foundation was focused on culling the herd, or systematically reducing populations of "inferior" breeds.
... The Rockefeller Foundation, working with John D. Rockefeller Ill's Population Council, the World Bank, the UN Development Program and the Ford Foundation, and others had been working with the WHO [World Health Organization] for 20 years to develop an anti-fertility vaccine using tetanus as well as with other vaccines."

F. William Engdahl

 

"From the beginning, what has become the environmentalist movement, has never been about the environment. The modern day green movement is and has always been a cover for population reduction."

Executive Intelligence Review

 

"The diptheria and tetanus vaccines would function as a social and political mask - to hide the sterilizing intent, as millions of women in the Third World would receive vaccines they're told would protect them against infections and disease."

Jon Rappoport, 2014

 

"By 1977, Reimart Ravenholt, the director of AID's [US Agency for International Development] population program, was saying that his agency's goal was to sterilize one-quarter of the world's women."

Alexander Cockburn, 1994

 

"When challenged in South America in the early 1990's about the tetanus vaccine used in their camping being laced with HCG, the World Health Organization [WH]O brushed off the claims as unfounded and asked for proof. When proof was provided by the Catholic based bodies in those countries, WHO claimed that the other components of the vaccine production process may have caused false positive results. When pushed further, they accepted that a few vaccines may have been contaminated with HCG during the production process. However, HCG is not a component nor is it used in the production of any vaccine let alone tetanus! It was only after antibodies against HCG were demonstrated in the women who were immunized with the laced tetanus vaccine that the matter was sealed. The immunized women have suffered multiple abortions and some have remained sterile."

cryptogon.com, 2014

 

"Somewhere, in the vast labyrinth of Gates and Rockefeller-funded alliances of world banks and health organizations, academic institutions, pharmaceutical giants and government ministries, civil society organizations, NGOs and population councils, someone has intentionally kept secret experimental contraceptives in a medicine [tetenus], pretending to save innocent babies."

Celeste McGovern, 2014

 

"If Fritz [Fritz Leutwiler - chairman, Bank for International Settlements] had his way, he would kill them all, in the Third World, except a few raw materials producers, of course."

one of Fritz Leutwiler's fellow Geneva bankers

 

"The World Health Organization [WHO] vaccination campaign in Kenya is not about eradicating neonatal tetanus, but a well-coordinated forceful population control mass sterilization exercise using a proven fertility regulating vaccine."

Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi and spokesman for the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, 2014

 

"There is a single theme behind all our work - we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it.
Our program in El Salvador didn't work. The infrastructure was not there to support it. There were just too goddamned many people.... To really reduce population, quickly, you have to pull all the males into the fighting and you have to kill significant numbers of fertile age females.
The quickest way to reduce population is through famine, like in Africa, or through disease like the Black Death."

Thomas Ferguson, State Department Office of Population Affairs, Latin American Desk, February 1981 interview

 

"The mainstream media finds it hard to believe that anyone would deliberately inoculate a woman against pregnancy without her foreknowledge or consent. But as someone who has followed abusive population control programs now for 30 years, and seen repeatedly how such programs violate the fundamental rights of women, I am no longer surprised. It has happened before. It will happen again."

Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute

 

"The Mexican population must be reduced by half. Seal the border and watch them scream. The population will be reduced by the usual means: famine, war, and pestilence."

William Paddock, State Department consultant, 1975 interview

 

"In the mid 1990s, the World Health Organization, in partnership with other international groups, including UNICEF, rolled out anti-tetanus vaccine campaigns in developing countries including the Philippines. Women and girls of child-bearing age only were recruited for multiple tetanus vaccine injections just months apart - not the usual tetanus vaccine schedules several years apart - in order to prevent neonatal tetanus.
... Some health workers in the Philippines began to notice that women were miscarrying after the vaccine and they grew suspicious. Eventually, the Philippine Medical Association retrieved 47 vials of the vaccine and had them tested in an FDA-approved laboratory. Nine of the vials were found to contain the hCG subunit. The WHO and other global health organizations involved vehemently denied the claim, but when the PMA sent their lab results in September 1996 they admitted that the hCG anti-fertility drug was there."

Celeste McGovern, 2014

 

"There are only two possible ways in which a world of 10 billion people can be averted. Either the current birth rates must come down more quickly. Or the current death rates must go up There is no other way There are many ways in which the death rates can go up. In a thermonuclear age, war can accomplish it very quickly and decisively. Famine and disease are nature's ancient checks on population growth, and neither one has disappeared from the scene."

Robert McNamara, Oct. 2, 1979

 

"No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child without a permit for parenthood."

Margaret Sanger - founder of Planned Parenthood - in her proposed "The American Baby Code"

 

"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

 

"The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."

Bill Gates at the 2010 TED conference

 

"Total control of conception with a variant of the ubiquitous 'pill' via water supplies or certain essential foodstuffs, offset by a controlled 'antidote', is already under development."

from "Report from Iron Mountain"

 

"The global agenda of Rockefellers, Gates, Clintons, Bushes and their very rich loveless friends is racist. It calls for elimination of non-white populations, genocide. Their tools of choice include wars everywhere from Afghanistan to Pakistan to Libya to Syria to Ukraine. It includes campaigns of massive select vaccinations in war-torn countries. It includes setting the CIA and Mossad to the job of creating fake Islamic "jihadist" terrorists to kill and main and create the cover for a Washington "war on terror"."

F. William Engdahl

 

"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."

Margaret Sanger, 1922

 

"A part of eugenic politics would finally land us in an extensive use of the lethal chamber. A great many people would have to be put out of existence simply because it wastes other people's time to look after them."

George Bernard Shaw, Lecture to the Eugenics Education Society, 1910

 

"In nature the hCG hormone alerts the woman's body that she is pregnant and causes the release of other hormones to prepare the uterine lining for the implantation of the fertilized egg. The rapid rise in hCG levels after conception makes it an excellent marker for confirmation of pregnancy: when a woman takes a pregnancy test she is not tested for the pregnancy itself, but for the elevated presence of hCG.
However, when introduced into the body coupled with a tetanus toxoid carrier, antibodies will be formed not only against tetanus but also against hCG. In this case the body fails to recognize hCG as a friend and will produce anti-hCG antibodies. The antibodies will attack subsequent pregnancies by killing the hCG which naturally sustains a pregnancy; when a woman has sufficient anti-hCG antibodies in her system, she is rendered incapable of maintaining a pregnancy."

from the report by The ThinkTwice Global Vaccine Institute
about the program to vaccinate thousands of women in Mexico, Nicaragua and the Philippines with a tetanus vaccine containing human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone

 

"The World Health Organization (WHO) began its "Special Programme" in human reproduction in 1972, and by 1993 had spent more than $356 million on "reproductive health" research. It is this "Programme" which has pioneered the development of the abortificant vaccine. Over $90 million of this Programme's funds were contributed by Sweden; Great Britain donated more than $52 million, while Norway, Denmark and Germany kicked in for $41 million, $27 million, and $12 million, respectively. The U.S. contributed $5.7 million."

J. A. Miller, 1995

 

"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

Margaret Sanger's December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble

 

"The moment we face it frankly we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right to live in it If people are fit to live, let them live under decent human conditions. If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way. Is it any wonder that some of us are driven to prescribe the lethal chamber as the solution for the hard cases which are at present made the excuse for dragging all the other cases down to their level, and the only solution that will create a sense of full social responsibility in modern populations?"

George Bernard Shaw, Prefaces

 

"The universal requirement that procreation be limited to the products of artificial insemination would provide a fully adequate substitute control for population levels."

from "Report from Iron Mountain"

 

"In the early 1990's, according to a report from the Global Vaccine Institute, the WHO oversaw massive vaccination campaigns against tetanus in Nicaragua, Mexico and the Philippines. Comite Pro Vida de Mexico, a Roman Catholic lay organization, became suspicious of the motives behind the WHO program. When they tested numerous vials of the vaccine they, like in Kenya today, found they contained the same Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, or HCG. They found that to be very curious in a vaccine designed to protect people against lock-jaw arising from infection with rusty nail wounds. Tetanus is also rather rare, so why a mass vaccination campaign and that for only women of child-bearing age?
HCG is a natural hormone needed to maintain a pregnancy. However, when combined with a tetanus toxoid carrier, it stimulated the formation of antibodies against HCG, rendering a woman incapable of maintaining a pregnancy, a form of concealed abortion."

F. William Engdahl

 

"Eugenics is the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems."

Margaret Sanger "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda." Birth Control Review, October 1921

 

"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.
There is much available literature on vaccines used for depopulation experiments. The research is ongoing. Undoubtedly, we only know a fraction of what is happening behind closed laboratory doors.
Depopulation has several objectives. Along one vector, it is an elite strategy designed to get rid of large numbers of people, in key areas of the world, where local revolutions would interfere with outside corporations staging a complete takeover of fertile land and rich natural resources."

Jon Rappoport, 2014

 

"During the era leading up to World War II, eugenics laws were passed in 27 states which allowed for the forcible sterilization of tens of thousands of Americans.
... The Rockefellers funded a eugenics initiative to sterilize 15 million Americans.
... For over a century, they have been one of the largest financial backers and drivers of the eugenics and the depopulation agenda."

www.blacklistednews.com, 2014

 

"Population reduction and genetically engineered crops were clearly part of a broad strategy: the drastic reduction of the world's population. It was in fact a sophisticated form of what the Pentagon termed biological warfare, promulgated under the name of "solving the world hunger problem."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Seeds of Destuction"

 

"Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism. Philanthropists encourage the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant ... We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all."

Margaret Sanger. The Pivot of Civilization, 1922 - Chapter on "The Cruelty of Charity"

 

"In 1994, the World Health Organization was discovered to be vaccinating females aged between 15 and 45 in developing countries with a tetanus vaccine containing the hCG hormone.
The vaccines were given to thousands of women in Mexico, Nicaragua and the Philippines. This was discovered after an organization called Comité Pro Vida de Mexico became suspicious of the protocols surrounding the vaccines and obtained several vials for testing.
It was discovered that some of the vials contained human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).
When combined with a tetanus toxoid carrier, the vaccines cause a woman's body to produce antibodies against pregnancy, forcing her body to abort the fetus spontaneously."

www.vactruth.com, 2014

 

"The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the Gates-Buffett led billionaires' "giving pledge" are keeping in stride with the groundwork laid and continued by the Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Foundation. Heavily funded initiatives to push vaccines, birth control, population control, Western-oriented "education," GMO and corporate-dominated agriculture and the like remain some of the most consequential and troubling policies done in the name of "good" by tax-free entities wielding enormous, nearly incalculable wealth and power."

Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton

 

"Global depopulation and food control became US strategic policy under Henry Kissinger."

F. William Engdahl

 

"Vaccines containing the hCG hormone have been used on women of childbearing ages in Kenya in what can only be described as a deliberate attempt to reduce the population."

www.vactruth.com, 2014

 

POWER

"The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power.
We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal.
We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has, and it never will."

Frederick Douglass, 1817-1895

 

"Power is not a means, it is an end. One does establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power."

George Orwell, 1984

 

"Those who hunger for power are psychopathic bastards. The ... bishops, newspaper editors, college presidents, politicians, heads of state, business titans and generals. Those who revel in the ability to manipulate and destroy are demented and deformed individuals.
These severely diminished and stunted human beings shower themselves, courtesy of elaborate public relations campaigns and an obsequious press, with encomiums of piety, patriotism, devoted public service, honor, courage and vision, not to mention a lot of money. They are at best mediocrities and usually venal."

Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 2012

 

"Anyone who wants to rule men first tries to humiliate them, to trick them out of their rights and their capacity for resistance, until they are as powerless before him as animals. He uses them like animals and, even if he does not tell them so, in himself he always knows quite clearly that they mean just as little to him; when he speaks to his intimates he will call them sheep or cattle. His ultimate aim is to incorporate them into himself and to suck the substance out of them. What remains of them afterwards does not matter to him. The worse he has treated them, the more he despises them. When they are no more use at all, he disposes of them as he does excrement, simply seeing to it that they do not poison the air of his house."

Elias Canetti in "Crowds and Power"

 

"All systems of power have one main concern - to protect and expand their power."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"The question is not how to get good people to rule; the question is how to stop the powerful from doing as much damage as they can to us."

Karl Popper

 

PRISON SYSTEM

"[John] Ruskin contended that criminals should be regarded by their society as any other manufactured product. They are products, which we turn out. We will need fewer prisons, he said, if we seek a system that will develop honest men rather than one which regards criminality as inevitable and thus focuses on punishing its criminal products."

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

 

"There are almost as many young black men in prison as in college.
... Even though black men make up only six percent of the U.S. population, half of all the men behind bars are black."

Martin A. Lee and Norman Solomon in their book "Unreliable Sources"

 

"For the first time in U.S. history, more than one of every 100 adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report documenting America's rank as the world's No. 1 incarcerator.
The report says 2,319,258 Americans were in jail or prison at the start of 2008 one out of every 99.1 adults. Whether per capita or in raw numbers, it's more than any other nation."

David Crary, 2008

 

"The US has the largest prison population in the world, not only as a percentage of the population but also in absolute numbers. America has an absolute larger number of incarcerated citizens than "authoritarian" China, a country with four times the US population.
... Today the criminal justice system is largely indifferent to a defendant's guilt or innocence. This is a far worst problem than racism. It is the main reason that there are so many false convictions in the US and so many wrongfully convicted Americans in prison.
The primary reason for wrongful conviction is that the success indicator for police, prosecutor, and judge is conviction, not justice. Crimes are solved by wrongful convictions. High conviction rates boost the careers of prosecutors, and high profile convictions boost their political careers.
... The key to rapid and numerous convictions in the USA is the plea bargain. And plea bargains suit judges as they keep the court docket clear. Today 97% of felony cases are settled with a plea bargain.
... Very few wrongful convictions are mistakes. They are done willfully, because the overriding incentive of the American criminal justice system is to produce convictions at all cost.
... In America, police, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct seldom bear any cost.
... State and federal courts have persistently insulated prosecutors from accountability for egregious misconduct that results in innocent people being sent to death row.
In 2011 a Republican Supreme Court ruled that a prosecutor cannot be held liable for misconduct in a criminal case, even if he intentionally and illegally withheld evidence of innocence.
... Criminal actions against the innocent are now the legalized policy of the American criminal justice system.
... America ais a country totally devoid of justice where law exists solely for the economic benefit of those whose careers rise with conviction rates, whether of the innocent or the guilty."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2017

 

"With five percent of the world's population, the US has 24 percent of the world's prisoners."

Oxfam-commissioned "The Measure of America" report, 2008

 

"Just as slavery had economic and political functions, so do prisons. People who are perceived as economic liabilities have been turned into a major economic asset. The young male of color who is worth less than nothing in this current economy suddenly generates between 30 and 60 thousand dollars a year in the "justice" system. It is not accidental that the technological revolution has been accompanied by the largest explosion of prison building in the history of the world. Control units, supermax prisons, and maxi-maxi prisons are the latest form of this growth. The politics of the criminal justice system - the politics of the police, the politics of the courts, the politics of the prison, and the politics of the death penalty - is a manifestation of racism and classism."

Bonnie Kerness, 1998

 

"If prolonged isolation is - as research and experience have confirmed for decades - so objectively horrifying, so intrinsically cruel, how did we end up with a prison system that may subject more of our own citizens to it than any other country in history has?
... The wide-scale use of isolation in prison, almost exclusively, a phenomenon of the past twenty years. In 1890, the United States Supreme Court came close to declaring the punishment to be unconstitutional
... America now holds at least twenty-five thousand inmates in isolation in supermax prisons. An additional fifty to eighty thousand are kept in restrictive segregation units, many of them in isolation, too.
... In much the same way that a previous generation of Americans countenanced legalized segregation, ours has countenanced legalized torture. And there is no clearer manifestation of this than our routine use of solitary confinement - on our own people, in our own communities, in a supermax prison."

Atul Gawande, 2009

 

PROGRESSIVES

"More than fifty years ago the [J.P.] Morgan firm decided to infiltrate the Left-wing political movements in the United States. This was relatively easy to do, since these groups were starved for funds and eager for a voice to reach the people. Wall Street supplied both. The purpose was not to destroy ... or take over but was really threefold: (1) to keep informed about the thinking of Left-wing or liberal groups; (2) to provide them with a mouthpiece so that they could "blow off steam," and (3) to have a final veto on their publicity and possibly on their actions, if they ever went "radical".

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"The 'alternative media' was largely dependent upon philanthropic foundations for support, such as the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, among many others. While more critical and infused with a better analysis than can be observed in the mainstream corporate press, the 'alternative' was still controlled by the same interests, as the boards of foundations ­ which are themselves institutions of concentrated wealth and power ­ represented elite industrialists, academics, and bankers. They function, essentially, as 'controlled opposition': allowing dissent up to a point, primarily focused on criticizing policies and effects, seeking to promote reforms and alterations to the existing system in order to make it more "fair." The discourse, however, still lacked a needed element: radical analysis of information, pushing not for reform, but systemic change, or, in a word: revolution."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"The original purpose for establishing [The New Republic magazine] was to provide an outlet for the progressive Left and to guide it quietly in an Anglophile direction. "

Carroll Quigley, historian and Georgetown University professor, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"To convey the illusion of democracy [in America], "the globalizers" must "fabricate dissent"... they must create and finance their own political opposition. In order to appear legitimate, they must actively encourage the type of "criticism" which does not challenge "their right to rule"
This libertarian "counter-discourse" - which serves to disarm a genuine mass movement against war and globalization - constitutes part of the foundations of this evolving totalitarian system. Leaders of trade union confederations and mainstream NGOs, together with selected "academics" and critics, are invited to participate in policy formulation together with bankers, corporate executives and politicians.
The ploy is to selectively handpick civil society leaders "whom we can trust" and integrate them into a "dialogue' The idea is to cut them off from their rank and file, make them feel that they are "global citizens" acting on behalf of their fellow citizens, but make them act in a way which serves the interests of the corporate establishment:
... Once the fundamental premise that the US Administration is committed to curbing international terrorism is accepted, these leftist intellectuals and civil society critics are invited to express their "reservations" regarding America's conduct of the war, the impacts on civilians or their humanitarian concerns regarding the derogation of the Rule of Law.
In this ritual, the main justification for waging the war, which is a complete falsehood, is never questioned despite documented evidence that the "war on terrorism" is a fabrication.
... While the "globalizers" are subjected to "constructive criticism", their legitimate right to rule remains unchallenged. What this "left accommodation" and "civil society mingling" does is to reinforce the [control] the military-intelligence elites and the corporate establishment, while weakening the real protest movement.
More importantly, "left accommodation" splits up the protest movement. It divides the anti-war movement from the antiglobalization movement. It prevents the development of a broader movement against the American Empire. The large trade unions and the mainstream non-governmental organizations, by failing to denounce the falsehoods behind the "war on terrorism' have contributed unwittingly to the failure of a real opposition movement being mounted against the New World Order."

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

 

"The "Left," as I would define it, encompasses those individuals, organizations, and governments that oppose the privileged interests of wealthy propertied classes, while advocating egalitarian redistributive policies and a common development beneficial to the general populace.
The Right too is involved in redistributive politics, but the distribution goes the other way, in an upward direction. Rightist governments and groups, including fascist ones, are dedicated to using the land, labor, markets, and natural resources of countries as so much fodder for the enrichment of the owning and investing classes. In almost every country including our own, rightist groups, parties, or governments pursue tax and spending programs, wage and investment practices, methods of police and military control, and deregulation and privatization policies that primarily benefit those who receive the bulk of their income from investments and property, at the expense of those who live off wages, salaries, fees, and pensions. That is what defines and distinguishes the Right from the Left."

Michael Parenti in his book "The Terrorism Trap"

 

PROPAGANDA

"Since the anticommunism hysteria in the years following the Second World War, a bipartisan consensus has existed on foreign policy. Meaningful political discourse has been almost absent about foreign policy issues. So many foreign policy decisions have been placed beyond public scrutiny, that almost all of what passes as official information about foreign policy is manufactured by government agencies for its propaganda effect."

Daniel Hellinger and Dennis R. Judd Brooks in their book "The Democratic Facade"

 

"It is not at all uncommon to grow to adulthood in the United States, even to graduate from university, and not be seriously exposed to opinions significantly contrary to these prevailing myths, and know remarkably little about the exceptionally harmful foreign policy of the government."

William Blum

 

"According to the propaganda model, the media will tend to emphasize and ignore news according to its appropriateness for state and above all corporate ends. Thus, for example, human rights offences committed by clients of the United States supporting US corporate aims will tend to be downplayed or overlooked, while offences by states deemed to be unsupportive or enemies-of US corporate interests will tend to be vigorously emphasized.
In Manufacturing Consent, Chomsky and Herman argue that elite state managers are essentially drawn from - and/or controlled by - the same pool of managers controlling the major corporations and, for this reason, state interests are often indistinguishabie from corporate interests."

David Edwards in his book "Burning All Illusions"

 

"If war aims are stated, which seem to be concerned solely with Anglo-American imperialism, they will offer little to people in the rest of the world ... Such aims would also strengthen the most reactionary elements in the United States and the British Empire. The interests of other peoples should be stressed, not only those of Europe, but also of Asia, Africa and Latin America. This would have a better propaganda effect."

Council on Foreign Relations document from 1941

 

"No serious sociologist any longer believes that the voice of the people expresses any divine or specially wise and lofty idea. The voice of the people expresses the mind of the people, and that mind is made up for it by the group leaders and by those persons who understand the manipulation of public opinion
... If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing about it?
... Whatever attitude one chooses toward this condition we are dominated by the small number of persons who understand the mental processes of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind and contrive new ways to guide the world.
... Political campaigns today are all sideshows A presidential candidate may be "drafted" in response to "overwhelming popular demand," but it is well known that his name may be decided upon by half a dozen men sitting around a table in a hotel room. The conscious manipulation of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country."

Edward Bernays in his book Propaganda

 

"The society of experts will control propaganda and education. It will teach loyalty to the world government, and make nationalism high treason. The government, being an oligarchy, will instill submissiveness into the great bulk of the population It is possible that it may invent ingenious ways of concealing its own power, leaving the forms of democracy intact, and allowing the plutocrats or politicians to imagine that they are cleverly controlling these forms whatever the outward forms may be, all real power will come to be concentrated in the hands of those who understand the art of scientific manipulation."

Bertrand Russell

 

"The result of the manipulation of society by the Establishment elite has been four major wars in sixty years, a crippling national debt, abandonment of the Constitution, suppression of freedom and opportunity, and creation of a vast credibility gulf between the man in the street and Washington, D.C. While the transparent device of two major parties trumpeting artificial differences, circus-like conventions, and the cliché of "bipartisan foreign policy" no longer carries credibility, and the financial elite itself recognizes that its policies lack public acceptance, it is obviously prepared to go it alone without even nominal public support."

Antony C. Sutton in his book Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler, 2002

 

"Polls conducted in June (2003) showed that 42% of Americans believed that Iraq had a direct involvement in what happened ( on 11 September, most of them being certain that Iraqis were 7 among the 19 hijackers; 55% believed that Saddam Hussein had close ties to al Qaeda; 34% were convinced that weapons of mass destruction had recently been found in Iraq (7% were not ) sure); 24% believed that Iraq had used chemical or biological weapons against American forces in the war (14% were unsure)."

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

 

"We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth."

Sydney Schanberg

 

"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"

 

"Today Americans are ruled by propaganda. Americans have little regard for truth, little access to it, and little ability to recognize it.
Truth is an unwelcome entity. It is disturbing. It is off limits. Those who speak it run the risk of being branded "anti-American," "anti-semite" or "conspiracy theorist."
Truth is an inconvenience for government and for the interest groups whose campaign contributions control government.
Truth is an inconvenience for prosecutors who want convictions, not the discovery of innocence or guilt.
Truth is inconvenient for ideologues."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2010

 

"The United States has committed itself to reshaping the Middle East, so the region will no longer be a hotbed of terrorism, extremism, anti-Americanism, and weapons of mass destruction .... The first two battles of this new era are now over. The battles of Afghanistan and Iraq have been won decisively and honorably."

William Kristol, The Weekly Standard, April 28, 2003

"Most Americans have no idea that what we are fed by the news media (televised and paper-print news) is nothing more than a portrayal of what powerful corporations (those who pay the salaries of those who run mass media) want us to believe, that what happens to pass as education is as often as not mere propaganda (e.g. that Americans are the good guys and their enemies are, without exception, always the bad guys), 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, 2005

 

"Political intelligence might be defined as the ability to see through the bullshit which every society, past, present and future, feeds its citizens from birth on to assure the continuance of the prevailing ideology."

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

 

"if the US uses force it's because we are the United States of America; we are the indispensable nation. We see further and stand taller than other nations."

Madeline Albright, Secretary of State under Bill Clinton

 

"The most powerful component of any fear and disinformation campaign rests with the CIA, which secretly subsidizes authors, journalists and media critics, through a web of private foundations and CIA-sponsored front organizations.
... Disinformation is routinely "planted" by CIA operatives in the newsroom of major dailies, magazines and TV channels. Outside public relations firms are often used to create "fake stories"."

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

 

"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"

 

"It takes a lot of repetition while an American is growing up to inculcate this message into their young consciousness, and lots more repetition later on. The education of an American true-believer is ongoing, continuous - schoolbooks, comic books, church sermons, Hollywood films, all forms of media, all the time; hardened into historical concrete."

William Blum

 

"Once the core assumptions of a disinformation campaign have been embedded in the news chain, both the printed press and network TV establish their own self-sustaining routine of fabricating the news."

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

 

"Media disinformation largely serves the interests of a handful of global banks and institutional speculators which use their command over financial and commodity markets to amass vast amounts of money wealth."

F. WIlliam Engdahl

 

"There's the story from the Cold War about a group of Russian writers touring the United States. 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

 

"Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship."

William Blum in his book "Rogue State"

 

PROTOCOLS OF ZION
PROTOCOLS OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION

"The presumption is strong that the Protocols were issued, or reissued, at the First Zionist Congress held at Basle (Switzerland) in 1897 under the presidency of the Father of Modern Zionism, the late Theodore Herzl."

Victor E. Marsden
who translated into English "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" which Sergyei Nilus published in Russia in 1905

 

"About a year ago a representative of the Department of Justice submitted to me a copy of the manuscript of "The Jewish Peril" by Professor Nilus, and asked for my opinion of the work. He said that the manuscript was a translation of a Russian book published in 1905 which was later suppressed. The manuscript was supposed to contain 'protocols' of the Wise Men of Zion and was supposed to have been read by Dr. Herzl at a secret conference of the Zionist Congress at Basle. He expressed the opinion that the work was probably that of Dr. Theodor Herzl... He said that some American Senators who had seen the manuscript were amazed to find that so many years ago a scheme had been elaborated by the Jews which is now being carried out, and that Bolshevism had been planned years ago by Jews who sought to destroy the world."

Herman Bernstein, "American Hebrew", June 25, 1920

 

"Whosoever was the mind that conceived them [Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion] possessed a knowledge of human nature, of history and of statecraft which is dazzling in its brilliant completeness, and terrible in the objects to which it turns its powers. Neither a madman nor an intentional criminal, but more likely a super-mind mastered by devotion to a people and a faith could be the author, if indeed one mind alone conceived them. It is too terribly real for fiction, too well sustained for speculation, too deep in its knowledge of the secret springs of life for forgery."

Dearborn Independent, July 10, 1920

 

"The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is a blueprint by a moneyed and privileged elite - the world's most powerful men and women - to subjugate the entire world.
... Since its publication at the turn of the 20th century, the Jews who, even then, controlled most public discourse through their, ownership of the media and the influence of their wealthy lobby groups have sought to suppress its publication and distribution.
As a result, no standard publisher dares publish the Protocols and you will not find it on the shelves of any retail bookstore or outlet in America or the Western world. The fact is that Jewish elite also own the major publishing houses."

Texe Marrs

 

"Only force conquers in political affairs, especially if it be concealed in the talents essential to statesmen. Violence must be the principle, and cunning and make-believe the rule for governments... Therefore we must not stop at bribery, deceit and treachery when they should serve towards the attainment of our end. In politics one must know how to seize the property of others without hesitation if by it we secure submission and sovereignty."

Protocol 1 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We have set up the aristocracy of our educated class headed by the aristocracy of money. The qualifications for this aristocracy we have established in wealth."

Protocol 1 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"It is essential to teach in national schools ... the division of men into classes and conditions... the peoples will voluntarily submit to authority and accept such position as is appointed them in the State."

Protocol 3 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We shall create by all the secret subterranean methods open to us and with the aid of gold, which is all in our hands, a universal economic crisis whereby we shall throw upon the streets whole mobs of workers simultaneously in all the countries of Europe. These mobs will rush delightedly to shed the blood of those whom, in the simplicity of their ignorance, they have envied from their cradles, and whose property they will then be able to loot."

Protocol 3 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We shall create an intensified centralisation of government in order to grip in our hands all the forces of the community. We shall regulate mechanically all the actions of the political life of our subjects by new laws ... and our kingdom will be distinguished by a despotism of such magnificent proportions as to be at any moment and in every place in a position to wipe out any goyim who oppose us by deed or word."

Protocol 5 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We have set one against another ... religious and race hatreds... We are too strong - there is no evading our power. The nations cannot come to even an inconsiderable private agreement without our secretly having a hand in it."

Protocol 5 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"[The] engine of the machinery of States is - Gold. The science of political economy invented by our learned elders has for long past been giving royal prestige to capital... Capital, if it is to co-operate untrammelled, must be free to establish a monopoly of industry and trade."

Protocol 5 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"In order to put public opinion into our hands we must bring it into a state of bewilderment, by giving expression, from all sides, to so many contradictory opinions and for such a length of time as will suffice to make the goyim lose their heads in the labyrinth and come to see that the best thing is to have no opinion of any kind in matters political."

Protocol 5 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We shall so wear down the goyim, that they will be compelled to offer us international power, of a nature that, by its position, will enable us, without any violence, gradually to absorb all the state forces of the world and to form a Super-Government."

Protocol 5 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We shall soon begin to establish huge monopolies, reservoirs of colossal riches, upon which, even large fortunes of the goyim will depend."

Protocol 6 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"What we want is that industry should drain off from the land both labour and capital and, by means of speculation, transfer into our hands all the money of the world."

Protocol 6 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"The intensification of armaments, the increase of police forces - are all essential ... that there should be, in all the States of the world; besides ourselves, only the masses of the proletariat; a few millionaires devoted to our interests; police and soldiers."

Protocol 7 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We must create ferments; discords and hostility. Therein we gain a double advantage. In the first place we keep in check all countries, for they will know that we have the power, whenever we like, to create disorders or to restore order. All these countries are accustomed to see in us an indispensable force of coercion. In the second place, by our intrigues we shall tangle up all the threads which we have stretched into the cabinets of all States; by means of the political; by economic treaties, or loan obligations."

Protocol 7 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We must be in a position to respond to every act of opposition; by war with the neighbours of that country which dares to oppose us: but if these neighbours should also venture to stand collectively together against us, then we must offer resistance by a universal war."

Protocol 7 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"The Press which, with few exceptions that may be disregarded, is already, entirely in our hands."

Protocol 7 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We shall surround our government with a whole world of economists. That is the reason why economic sciences form the principal subject of the teaching given to the Jews. Around us again will be a whole constellation of bankers; industrialists; capitalists and - the main thing - millionaires; because in substance, everything will be settled by the question of figures."

Protocol 8 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We shall put [responsible posts] in the hands of persons whose past and reputation are such that between them and the people lies an abyss, persons who, in case of disobedience to our instructions, must face criminal charges or disappear - this in order to make them defend our interests to their last gasp."

Protocol 8 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"Our Super-Government subsists in extra-legal conditions, which are described, in the accepted terminology, by the energetic and forcible word - Dictatorship.
... We rule by force of will ... the weapons in our hands are limitless ambitions; burning greediness; merciless vengeance; hatreds and malice."

Protocol 9 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"Division into fractional parties has given them into our hands, for, in order to carry on a contested struggle one must have money, and the money is all in our hands."

Protocol 9 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We have got our hands into the administration of the law; into the conduct of elections; into the press; into liberty of the person; but principally into education and training as being the cornerstones of a free existence."

Protocol 9 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We shall arrange elections in favour of such presidents as have in their past some dark, undiscovered stain ... then they will be trustworthy agents for the accomplishment of our plans, out of fear of revelations and from the natural desire of everyone who has attained power, namely, the retention of the privileges, advantages and honour connected with the office of president.
... We shall invest the president with the right of declaring a state of war.
... The president will, at our discretion, interpret the sense of such of the existing laws as admit of various interpretation; he will further annul them when we indicate to him the necessity to do so."

Protocol 10 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We shall obtain the power of destroying, little by little, step by step, all ... to prepare for the transition to an imperceptible abolition of every kind of constitution, and then the time is come to turn every form of government into our despotism.
The recognition of our despot may also come before the destruction of the constitution; the moment for this recognition will come when the peoples, utterly wearied by the irregularities and incompetence - a matter which we shall arrange for - of their rulers, will clamour."

Protocol 10 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"It is indispensable, to trouble, in all countries, the people's relations with their governments, so as to utterly exhaust humanity with dissension; hatred; struggle; envy and even by the use of torture; by starvation; by the inoculation of disease; by want, so that the goyim see no other course open to them than to take refuge in our complete sovereignty in money and in all else.
But if we give the nations of the world a breathing-space the moment we long for is hardly likely ever to arrive."

Protocol 10 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"The freedom of the Press; the right of association; freedom of conscience; the voting principle; and many anothers must disappear for ever from the memory of man, or undergo a radical alteration the day after the promulgation of the new constitution. It is only at the moment that we shall be able at once to announce all our orders.
... What we want is that from the first moment of its promulgation, while the peoples of the world are still stunned by the accomplished fact of the revolution, still in a condition of terror and uncertainty, they should recognise once and for all that we are so strong, so inexpugnable, so super-abundantly filled with power, that in no case shall we take any account of them, and so far from paying any attention to their opinions or wishes, we are ready and able to crush with irresistible power all expression or manifestation thereof at every moment and in every place, that we have seized at once everything we wanted and shall in no case divide our power with them ... Then in fear and trembling they will close their eyes to everything, and be content to await what will be the end of it all.
... We shall keep promising them [the people] to give back all the liberties we have taken away as soon as we have quelled the enemies of peace and tamed all parties. It is not worth to say anything about how long a time they will be kept waiting for this return of their liberties."

Protocol 11 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We shall saddle and bridle [the press] with a tight curb.
... Among those making attacks upon us will also be organs established by us, but they will attack exclusively points that we have pre-determined to alter.
Not a single announcement will reach the public without our control. Even now this is already being attained by us inasmuch as all news items are received by a few agencies, in whose offices they are focused from all parts of the world. These agencies will then be already entirely ours and will give publicity only to what we dictate to them.
... Literature and journalism are two of the most important educative forces, and therefore our government will become proprietor of the majority of the journals. This will neutralise the injurious influence of the privately-owned press and will put us in possession of a tremendous influence upon the public mind."

Protocol 12 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"All journals published by us will be of the most opposite, in appearance, tendencies and opinions, thereby creating confidence in us and bringing over to us quite unsuspicious opponents, who will thus fall into our trap and be rendered harmless.
... All our newspapers will be of all possible complexions - aristocratic, republican, revolutionary, even anarchical - for so long, of course, as the constitution exists... they will have a hundred hands, and every one of them will have a finger on any one of the public opinions as required. When a pulse quickens these hands will lead opinion in the direction of our aims, for an excited patient loses all power of judgement and easily yields to suggestion. Those fools who will think they are repeating the opinion of a newspaper of their own camp will be repeating our opinion or any opinion that seems desirable for us. In the vain belief that they are following the organ of their party they will, in fact, follow the flag which we hang out for them.
... We shall be in a position, as from time to time may be required, to excite or to tranquillise the public mind on political questions, to persuade or to confuse, printing now truth, now lies, facts or their contradictions, according as they may be well or ill received."

Protocol 12 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"In order that the masses themselves may not guess what they are about, we further distract them with amusements; games; pastimes; passions; people's palaces. Soon we shall begin through the press to propose competitions in art; in sport of all kinds: these interests will finally distract their minds from questions in which we should find ourselves compelled to oppose them. Growing more and more dis-accustomed to reflect and form any opinions of their own, people will begin to talk in the same tone as we, because we alone shall be offering them new directions for thought."

Protocol 13 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"How far-seeing were our learned elders in ancient times, when they said, that to attain a serious end, it behoves not to stop at any means or to count the victims sacrificed for the sake of that end... We have not counted the victims of the seed of the goy cattle, though we have sacrificed many of our own, but for that we have now already given them such a position on the Earth as they could not even have dreamed of. The comparatively small numbers of the victims, from the number of ours, have preserved our nationality from destruction."

Protocol 15 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"When comes the time of our overt rule, the time to manifest its blessing, we shall remake all legislatures, all our laws will be brief, plain, stable, without any kind of interpretations, so that anyone will be in a position to know them perfectly. The main feature which will run right through them is submission to orders."

Protocol 15 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"All the money in the world will be concentrated in our hands."

Protocol 15 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"Our government will have the appearance of a patriarchal paternal guardianship on the part of the ruler. Our own nation and our subjects will discern in his person a father caring for their every need... They will then be so thoroughly imbued with the thought that it is impossible for them to dispense with this wardship and guidance; if they wish to live in peace and quiet; that they will acknowledge the autocracy of our ruler.
... They will be rejoiced that we have regulated everything in their lives, as is done by wise parents who desire to train children in the cause of duty and submission.
When the King of Israel sets upon his sacred head the crown offered him by Europe he will become patriarch of the world.

Protocol 15 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

"We shall emasculate ... the universities, by re-educating them in a new direction. Their officials and professors will be prepared for their business by detailed secret programmes of action from which they will not with immunity diverge, not by one iota. They will be appointed with especial precaution, and will be so placed as to be wholly dependent on the Government.
... When we are in power we shall remove every kind of disturbing subject from the course of education and shall make, out of the youth, obedient children of authority.
... We shall erase from the memory of men all facts of previous centuries which are undesirable to us.
We shall abolish every kind of freedom of instruction."

Protocol 16 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"We shall arrange a simulation of disorders, or some manifestation of discontents finding expression through the co-operation of good speakers. Round these speakers will assemble all who are sympathetic to his utterances. This will give us the pretext for domiciliary perquisitions (diligent searches) and surveillance on the part of our servants from among the number of the goyim police."

Protocol 18 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"Economic crises have been produced by us for the goyim by no other means than the withdrawal of money from circulation."

Protocol 20 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"The gold standard has been the ruin of the States which adopted it, for it has not been able to satisfy the demands for money, the more so that we have removed gold from circulation as possible."

Protocol 20 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"Loans hang like a sword of Damocles over the heads of rulers, who, instead of taking from their subjects by a temporary tax, come begging with outstretched palm of our bankers. Foreign loans are leeches which there is no possibility of removing from the body of the State, until they fall off of themselves, or the State flings them off."

Protocol 20 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

"The goyim ... have been borrowing from us, with payment of interest, without ever thinking that all the same these very moneys, plus an addition for payment of interest, must be got by them from their own State pockets in order to settle up with us. What could have been simpler than to take the money they wanted from their own people?
But it is a proof of the genius of our chosen mind that we have contrived to present the matter of loans to them in such a light that they have even seen in them an advantage for themselves."

Protocol 20 - Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

 

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