The Revolution Has Begun, The Enlightenment Re-Engaged: Or Has It?

Are things changing?

I recently returned from abroad to the Daily Telegraph proclaiming “A Very British Revolution”. The news that the corrupt MPs siphoning the British tax payers purse are, or may, be reprimanded is warming. However, I am not convinced.

The international mainstream media are in a viscious competition with independent and free internet-based media. Many of them have even been running “conspiracy type” stories to try and catch a slice of the internet pie. Only hits can justify the rates for their advertisers, one of their last standing sources of revenue. Rupert Murdoch, head of News Corporation, recently illustrated this as he vowed the end of the “free internet”.

Meanwhile, the American based television media are deploying decoys left right and centre to cover and dismiss topics the alternative media have made their well-rounded and respected reputation on.

Only recently British MPs were embroiled in attempts to raise their salaries, tax those (to the tune of 50%) that earn more than them, and ban public intrusion into the details of their expenses. Now they seem to be clammering over one another to accept, deny, or deflect responsibility for the atrociously arrogant and childish attempts at theft.

Meanwhile, however, the bankers go unpunished: their pensions unretrieved, even their bonuses paid.

In the US Barack Obama continues the pro-corporate Bush policies; in the UK the Tory leader David Cameron proposes a Tory leadership to heal the drastic wounds British democracy has sustained since 9/11/2001. Yet we all know he works for exactly the same people Gordon Brown does.

Things appear to be changing. But what is really happening is that the powers that be sense the real changes happening around them. There have been no riots, no protests, and yet they know power is slipping out of their hands, fast: they just have to look at numerous polls.

There is a massive crisis of faith in government and private sector leadership. There is a massive and growing awareness of the super-capitalist elite that truly govern our affairs. What’s more, it appears, there is now a massive effort of the instiutions of the old machine to feign change, to play the part of revolution. The snake is shedding its skin. But it remains to be seen whether anyone will not recognise the same cold reptile adorned in its new colours.

The old paradigm is compromising out of necessicity. In an effort to retain control and keep real change at bay it is shirking and shrugging off middle-management layers in an effort to appease their true, but deluded, masters: the public.

One thing I will say, it is encouraging to see this wobble in the matrix. It is a balking within the forward ranks of the enemy. We can only keep up the pressure. We must urge what little integrity we have left among our journalistic elite to thrive now on the information available to them, as it has been to us for so long.

Most of all we must not fall for this feinting tactic. We must purge the system of this sickness and regain control for the sake of our children and the spiritual survival of man.

Let the battle for truth and freedom and the prosperity for all human kind commence.

– Ed

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Filed under: Corporations, Europe, Financial, Humanity, Journalism, Media, North America, Politics, UK, World Affairs

“I Came Over The Bridge With Them”, Taxi Cab Driver Admits Involvement In 9/11 Black Op? ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Woah.

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David Icke At The Oxford Union

In this two-hour presentation at the world famous Oxford Union, David Icke encapsulates humanity’s current plight and how we can secure our freedom from the Hidden Hand behind global events.

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Francis Bacon Interviewed By Melvyn Bragg On The South Bank Show

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The Living Dead, Adam Curtis: How The Second World War Was Re-Written

“On the Desperate Edge of Now- This episode examined how the various national memories of the Second World War were effectively rewritten and manipulated in the Cold War period. For Germany, this began at the Nuremberg Trials, where attempts were made to prevent the Nazis in the dock—principally Hermann Göring—from offering any rational argument for what they had done. Subsequently, however, bringing lower-ranking Nazis to justice was effectively forgotten about in the interests of maintaining West Germany as an ally in the Cold War. For the Allied countries, faced with a new enemy in the Soviet Union, there was a need to portray WW2 as a crusade of pure good against pure evil, even if this meant denying the memories of the Allied soldiers who had actually done the fighting, and knew it to have been far more complex. A number of American veterans told how years later they found themselves plagued with the previously-suppressed memories of the brutal things they had seen and done. The title comes from a veteran’s description of what the uncertainty of survival while combat is like.”

“You Have Used Me as a Fish Long Enough- In this episode, the history of brainwashing and mind control was examined. The angle pursued by Curtis was the way in which psychiatry pursued tabula rasa theories of the mind, initially in order to set people free from traumatic memories and then later as a potential instrument of social control. The work of Ewen Cameron was surveyed, with particular reference to Cold War theories of communist brainwashing and the search for hypnoprogammed assassins. The programme’s thesis was that the search for control over the past via medical intervention had had to be abandoned and that in modern times control over the past is more effectively exercised by the manipulation of history. Some film from this episode, an interview with one of Cameron’s victims, was later re-used by Curtis in his The Century of the Self. The title of this episode comes from a paranoid schizophrenic seen in archive film in the programme, who believed her neighbours were using her as a source of amusement by denying her any privacy, like a pet goldfish.”

The Attic- In this episode, the Imperial aspirations of Margaret Thatcher were examined. The way in which Mrs Thatcher used public relations in an attempt to emulate Winston Churchill in harking back to Britain’s “glorious past” to fulfil a political or national end. The title is a reference to the attic flat at the top of 10 Downing Street, which was created during Thatcher’s period refurbishment of the house, which did away with the Prime Minister’s previous living quarters on lower floors. Scenes from The Innocents (film) the adaptation of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James are intercut with Thatcher’s reign

More superb journalism from Adam Curtis.

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Somalian Pirates? Or Fishermen Protesting The West’s Dumping Of Nuclear Waste And Illegal Fishing In Their Seas?

So are the mafia dumping nuclear waste off the coast of Africa, contracted by European Hospitals, Government and Business..? Here is the story of two journalists murdered while trying to uncover the story…

You are being lied to about pirates

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The Third Jihad

“30-Minute Version of the New Documentary Film. The Third Jihad exposes the war the media is not telling you about. It reveals the enemy our government is too afraid to name. One person who is not afraid to tell you the truth is Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim American and former physician to the US Congress. After the FBI releases a radical Islamist manifesto describing how to destroy America from within, Dr. Jasser decides to investigate. The Third Jihad is about what he discovered. Interviews are conducted with radical Islamists in the US and the leaders trying to stop them, such as Rudy Giuliani, Clinton CIA Director Jim Woolsey, NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Senator Joe Lieberman, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, and former terrorist group member Tawfik Hamid.”

Filed under: Journalism, Middle East, Military, North America, UK, World Affairs,

UK MEP Daniel Hannan Savages Gordon Brown At EU Meeting

David (!) Daniel Hannan for Prime Minister.

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UK Baroness: “The constant accusation of Anti-Semitism to silence Israels critics is vindictive”

Baroness Tongue rips into the Israel Lobby, AIPAC, Friends of Israel and the Board of Deputies accusing them of constantly using the accusation of Anti-Semitism to silence Israels Critics where no intention of Anti-Semitism exists.

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“If you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly…”

‘Calling The Police To Account’, Henry Porter writes in The Guardian,

“…I end with the quote from Winston Churchill, which I first used in the Summerfield lecture at the Cheltenham Literary Festival two years ago. It bears repeating.

If you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.

For all our sakes this battle must be fought now and not left until it is too late.”

Owing to the extraordinary immaturity of the practices of our present Government here in the UK, I can conclude only that their nefarious posturings are a prelude to something disgusting and outrageous beyond our imagining.

Given the recent litany, globally, of dodgy laws, taxes, the rescinding of good laws, pseudo-scientific hoodwinking, mass building of prisons, illegal military invasions, lies, propaganda, corporate profits, socialization of debt, oppression of information, cross-party alignment to industrial centrism, amassing of police power against even their advice or wishes (including the ex-director of MI5, ex-heads of Defence of various European nations, CIA and FBI), mafia collusion, apparent state-sanctioned murder, militarisation of police, state-sponsored terrorism, mass economic coralling, covert nation-wide surveillance, illegal spying, abuse of terrorism laws, tasers, tasering of men women, children, pregnant women, economic survival declared primary over human rights (Hilary Clinton), photographing of police declared illegal (condemened by even the Chief of the Metropolitan Police), the collusion of internet giants – Google mainly – with fascist government paranoia and their manipulation of media statistics to influence public opinion, media stone-walling, the gradual – and now complete – oligarchic control of Western media, Obama policy reversals minutes through the White House door, the revealing of secret public official and corporate and financial head meetings, the now indisputable establishment that the Federal Reserve is a private company (and the Bank of England?), among other things, I’m finding it harder and harder to conclude anything otherwise.

The year 2000 has been extraordinary, I have to say. It has seen almost every nightmare of every literary and academic mind of the 20th Century come to light like some sort of hideous gore-fest kaliedoscope laser party.

I used to respect Baudrillard for his essay ‘Simulacra’ but looking back now he didn’t even scratch the surface. Read Virillo’s ‘The Original Accident’. Much more in-line with present day goings on but admittedly with the benefit, comparatively, of some hindsight.

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