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Directed History: Lunacy or Truth?
The Rise Of America's Lunatic Fringe ... Anyone who spends any amount of time on the internet has seen them. They are the moonbats, the wingnuts, the whackjobs, the Conspiratorialists. They are America's new Lunatic Fringe, and their numbers are growing. While the rise of the internet fed a segment of society that has always existed, as the cyberworld has become an increasingly important source of both entertainment and information, an entirely new demographic has joined what was already amongst us. ... When the trust is gone the Fringe becomes the mainstream. The government can no longer afford to ignore the Lunatic Fringe, because it is becoming less loon and more understandably and righteously indignant every day. The government did not create the Fringe, but through callous disregard, incompetence, blatant self-interest, cronyism, selective enforcement, and pandering to its financial support base, the government has fertilized the fringe until it has grown to redwood-like size. The nation's leadership is viewed not with admiration, but with distrust. It is no longer the solution, but the problem. – Chindit/Zero Hedge
Dominant Social Theme: It's getting crazier out there and somebody ought to do something.
Free-Market Analysis: Zero Hedge posted the article excerpted above, perhaps because the website's editors wanted to get a reaction on a slow news day. Zero Hedge is what we might call an alternative news site, so it is part of the trend that this editorial by Chindit (whoever that is) is identifying.
The article is interesting to us here at The Daily Bell because over the past ten years as we have actively participated in what we call the Internet Reformation, we've become believers in "directed history." This is the idea that a small group of impossibly wealthy individuals and families are trying to create world government by orchestrating historical events.
We didn't arrive at this notion easily or flippantly. It is one that has occurred to us after a lifetime of reading and writing – of genuine dedication (shared by many) in trying to understand the world and how it worked. It is based on the patterns that the Internet provides to us, patterns about which we were not aware before we were able to use the Internet.
Interestingly, the article excerpted above refers to patterns, as well. Its argument is that these patterns either don't exist or are misinterpreted by this growing and dangerous lunatic fringe. Here's more:
Collectively, though individually they differ, the beliefs of the Fringe include a conspiracy behind the JFK assassination, a faked moon landing, and the current favorite: that 911 was an "inside" job. The collective also includes the Birthers, and those who believe in everything from FEMA Camps to chemtrails to that retro old favorite of Colonel Jack Ripper, fluoridation. (Those unfamiliar with these terms should Google them for more information than one might care to have.) The Fringe holds beliefs that have the world controlled variously by the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers, the Bilderbergers, Bohemian Grove, Skull and Bones, the Council on Foreign Relations, 33rd Degree Freemasons, the Vatican, the Queen of England, or just The Illuminati.
Every event and every incident in the world is affected by some Master Plan carried out by whomever the believer chooses from the aforementioned gallery of rogues. For many, al Qaeda is really al CIAda, and the prime directive of that organization, along with all the other USG alphabet agencies, is to further the goals of the elite, usually through some "false flag" operation or "psy-op", and this many believe is financed through sales of illicit drugs under the guise of CIA foreign operations.
Believers can "prove" each and every one of their claims via a series of cross-referenced internet links, the source of many undoubtedly just someone's fertile imagination, but very real to the believers.
To the uninitiated this all seems rather humorous, albeit slightly unsettling. It would be both wrong and unwise just to slough it off as the ramblings of the insane. The reason such beliefs are gaining favor is because many Americans have lost faith and lost trust in the government and in America's elected leadership. Given what has happened over the last decade, this is not only understandable, it is even, in an odd way, reasonable. A continual drift to the fringe can be expected because of the many very real things that make the foolish things suddenly more believable.
Why have the people lost faith and trust? There is a host of reasons, perhaps beginning with the war of choice in Iraq and the vociferous and passionate claims of WMD that turned out to be false. That war cost lives, cost sympathy and diplomatic capital, and cost trillions even when America was told by former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz that the war "would pay for itself from oil sales" and that "Americans would be welcomed with garlands". Neither was anything close to accurate. Instead the US has war dead, war wounded, a huge bill, fewer friends, and many more enemies.
What truly exacerbated the rush to the fringe was the Financial Crisis and the subsequent railroaded bailouts, which "democratic" America opposed to the tune of 97%, and which were, and still are viewed as rewarding the very people who caused the collapse. The oft-spoken official claims that "the taxpayer made a profit on the bailouts" just adds salt to the taxpayers' wounds, as it conveniently fails to take into account the host of programs − from TALF to ZIRP to QEI, II, and III and Twist − that virtually handed the banks the money with which they could "pay back" the bailout cash.
We would argue that the article thoroughly loses the plot at this point. To maintain that those who have adopted directed history as a method of understanding history and their own situation therein have come to their intellectual positions based on a series of modern events is to seriously underestimate the power of the new communication technology.
The Internet provides us with a methodology of rebuilding our world that doesn't go back ten or twenty years but ten or twenty THOUSAND, perhaps 50,000.
It is a miscalculation to believe that people are mistrustful, suddenly, because of TARP or some other government program. People are mistrustful because of the profundity of what the 'Net has revealed.
The power elites that want to run the world often miscalculate. But they have access to so much money via their control of central banking that they are able to move ahead with their plans regardless. This does not make those plans more practical, however. Sometimes motion is inertia rather than progress.
In fact, in the 21st century, those who oppose those plans are growing in number – and the sheer numbers of the opposition are likely making the powers-that-be uneasy ... or worse.
What the Internet shows us seems unassailable. It is based not only on historical fact but on previously hidden Austrian economic theory – theory that is recognized as having provided the revolution of marginal utility that constitutes the borderline between classical and neoclassical economics. Once one understands hidden history and forbidden economics, the world becomes a much clearer (and sadder) place. How can one turn one's back on reality?
There are clear historical patterns between the era of the Gutenberg press (the first information revolution) and the current Internet Reformation. Then, as now, copyright was used by the powers-that-be to try to retard the spread of information facilitated by new technology.
Then, as now, the information being spread revealed the mendacity of the age's memes. Then, people began to realize that the Catholic Church was not telling the truth about the Bible because for the first time they could read the Bible for themselves.
Gradually, people rediscovered a whole past that had been lost to them. Not for nothing was the Church apparently complicit in the (long ago) burning of the Library in Alexandria. But knowledge about ancient Greeks and Romans (and Egyptians) and ultimately about the scientific method itself was gradually rediscovered. The darkness was lifted a little.
And today, even more. After World War I, the League of Nations was created. After World War II, the United Nations came into being along with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the modern Bank for International Settlements. Before the 20th century there were hardly any central banks and today there are 150 or more of them, mostly controlled by the BIS.
This is not a "conspiracy" but simply a fact. These central banks basically fix the price and volume of money – a practice that promotes endless ruin around the world. Price-fixing never works. Central banks have been CREATED to promote this ruin. The idea is to achieve via chaos the final order of world government.
Regulatory democracy is yet another meme intended to celebrate government and to justify global governance. But this sort of social organization doesn't work, either.
Markets don't actually fail (competition is what makes markets and competition is a process) and don't need government correctives to "help" them. Except for "natural laws" that conform to human behavior, there is no justification for government, or certainly not the kind of intrusive and brutal Leviathan that exists today.
Germany's Adolf Hitler was apparently funded by the West in order to create war. Japan was goaded into war, as well. The Vietnam War was started by a hoax. The CIA apparently promulgated the countercultural 1960s and Operation Gladio – also generated by Western Intel – was in full effect throughout Europe, polarizing those countries and creating a fear of communist takeover via black ops.
This is all historical fact. Operation Mockingbird is with us today and enables the CIA and other US Intel operations to use mainstream media for propaganda purposes. The propaganda always points us toward world government.
It's well known by now that the CIA invented Al Qaeda, that the war on terror is at least in part manufactured, that there are parts of the 9/11 story that don't add up, that a massive Western Intel community is actively inventing false flags every day – we call them dominant social themes – in order to frighten people into giving up wealth and power to specially prepared globalist institutions.
None of this is speculative. All of this is factual.
None of it, unfortunately, is lunatic. But most people won't take the time to look. For one thing, if they grant the reality of their manipulation, then they have to figure out what to do next. And most people don't have the willpower or resources to "do" anything. Better not to know.
The "not knowing" is also understandable because most people do not have the time and energy to continually investigate what they've been taught and undo decades of mental programming. It's hard work and there is not a lot of incentive.
But for every ten who will not use the Internet to establish the reality of directed history there is perhaps one who might. In the US, for instance, in a nation of 150 million adults, this amounts to 15 million people who have enlightened themselves and certainly others who are aware but uncertain about the credibility of their changed knowledge base or uncomfortable with it.
Repeat these numbers around the world and you begin to sense the enormity of what's taking place. As the article points out, a lunatic fringe is indeed "rising."
After a certain point one man's lunacy becomes another's reality. As a new reality gradually takes hold – just as it did after the Renaissance and Reformation – there will be a mighty change in how the world is perceived and how society is organized.
The power elite has been certain until this point that its goal of world government will be achieved. But we sense they are not so certain now. They are using war, economic ruin and regulatory authoritarianism to hold back the inevitability of the hive mind's enlightenment. They are frightened.
The human hive mind has an operational journey. The cycle will turn, regardless. Every tool ever made by humankind has doubtless been used. And over time every significant morsel of knowledge has become widely disseminated.
This is biology. This is sociology. This is the Way the World Really Works.
Chindit wants to blame the rise of conspiratorial thinking on government incompetence and callousness. But the government is not the problem.
History shows us clearly that there is a small operational group of impossibly wealthy individuals standing behind modern governments, especially Western governments. These people are what we call the power elite. It exists. It controls central banks. It wishes, collectively, for world government.
These are the indisputable facts that the Internet Reformation has provided us with. One may mock these facts and call their acknowledgement a kind of lunacy. But that sort of mockery worked better in the 20th century than the 21st. Today, one might as well try to stop the wind from blowing.
Conclusion: The old strategies of elite damage control don't work anymore. It is a new time. The Internet is a process not an episode.
Posted by Leviathanfighter on 02/07/13 02:36 AM
The elites have done their best to suppress "hidden history," or "revisionist history," but this suppression is fast giving way to new interpretations which are much closer to the truth. The Internet has brought obscure books, articles and many other kinds of information out of limbo where they had dwelt for so long and has put them before the eyes of the public, and that public is reacting to it and learning.
As for "directed history," this collection of myths, legends, and fairy tales is fated for destruction just as surely as Washington's cherry tree. The Internet has opened up a whole new historical dynamic for Americans. Although myths and legends can be remarkably persistent in the psyche of common people, even they cannot stand up to the power of the Internet.
Happily, countermeasures by the elites are NOT working, although interest groups are naturally rallying around the websites and commentators whom they believe in the most, and continue to believe what they will. The Internet certainly generates fierce debate, a fact which does not hurt in the least.
But the Internet is so incredibly powerful that, sooner or later, the majority of people will gravitate to what makes the most sense and seems most trustworthy. The truth about our history is very hard to hide with the Internet at our fingertips. There is always somebody out there in cyberspace who knows, and more and more, they are sharing this information, whistle blowing, exposing the lies and propaganda which we have suffered with for so long.
Reply from The Daily Bell
Great, LF. It is probably just another elite meme that the Internet is filled with lies and cannot possibly be a useful tool in sorting out truth from fiction. We should address this more seriously. People gravitate toward "truth" as you point out. This is a factual observation, borne out by history. It is an evident and obvious conclusion. Thanks for the insights.
Posted by Bobby7 on 02/03/13 12:31 PM
What amazes me is how no lunatic shoots up Congress & blows away about 30 politicians in one sweep!
With all the so-called gun nuts & terrorists, how come the White House isn't attacked?
Is it because the REAL nuts & criminals ARE the Politicians & the REAL terrorists are the CIA?
Think about it!
Posted by amanfromMars on 02/03/13 02:17 AM
"If you can't beat them, join them" ... .. is a sincere maxim which ensures that any novel constructive and/or disruptive emergent force is used best by those who are able to wield its powers and controls with an absolute and exclusive/elite control of all powers, and the Internet Reformation thing, with the outing and sharing of sensitive and in-the-past-secretive methodologies which have servered the powers that be so well since time began, is faring no different.
The system that is, ... .. and it may very well be so simply controlled with a leading group's decision on the right place/person to receive the electronic transfer and benefits of sums/totals/balances which are representative of available personal spends of fiat currency/flash cash ... ... needs only arrange for such a transfer to new super able and enabling players to garner a remote control via those targeted proxies which whenever smart, will ensure that even in times of monumental change, ... and it would be foolish and naive not to realise that the World Wide Web and InterNetWorking and Instant Messaging and Global Intelligence Grids and Cyber Command and Virtual Control Centres and the like, are like nothing that has ever been before and is a monument change, ... .. are established power controlling hierarchies/autocracies protected and re-educated to be universally perceived by the hoi polloi as saving benefactors and white knight pioneers in whatever New Orderly Worlds are decided upon, rather than remembered as what they once were and presently are ... .. controllers of money non-supply that enslaves nations and peoples.
To not change that present perception of being controllers of money non-supply that enslaves nations and peoples is the ever present and virtually invisible and omnipotent trojan which ruthlessly destroys all such systems which, collaterally and ironically, very effectively personally endanger the lives of all leading players and avid supporters in those systems. Such is only natural given the primitive and primeval and easily primed evil nature of Man.
And it matters not a jot who joins whom and changes tack to remain in a leading position, for those and that which leads humanity by the nose into the future always have the necessary superior intelligence to share with others in need of it to ensure that all are safe and secure and way out ahead of all problems with no problems in the Great Game[s] that is/are played.
Posted by David_Robertson on 02/02/13 09:44 AM
@ Morpheustically Speaking
I agree with your analysis. I have been the target of such attacks in the mainstream media forums using the usual "conspiracy" ad hominem but lately also the "nut-job" or 'lunatic" soubriquet.
I believe it is important not to acquiesce in this label even ironically. The latter is the way in which the Soviet Union silenced its detractors so it may be useful to point this out when anyone uses this "jamming" method. After all most of our "enemies" are convinced they live in a free society in the best of all possible worlds and it is the threat we pose to their equilibrium that actuates their responses. If they can brought to see that they are carrying water for a regime that wishes to marginalise and eventually perhaps institutionalise its dissenters then maybe it will give them pause and start them on the road to deliverance.
Posted by Morpheustically Speaking on 02/02/13 05:42 AM
The withering disdain in that Zero Hedge article is the last bastion of defence these people have against the truth.
The tactic is simple, launch an ad-hominem with the full weight of authority - two logical fallacies bundled into one. Dismiss entire fields of independent research with one sweep without engaging with a single fact (or create a strawman fact in the event you want to do this).
This article brings Zero Hedge's motives and leadership into question, and one wonders whether this isn't just the emergence of an alternative media gatekeeper. This article could have appeared in any mainstream rag.
The real worry is that its effectively demonizing the people who are waking up. The next step in this process will be either provoking an unhinged individual in the truth movement to attack someone in the mainstream, or to launch a false flag.
This 'internet reformation' business has not gone unnoticed, and its leaders are about to become the enemy. Once the justification for repressing them takes place, it will be crushed ruthlessly.
Articles like the above are just positioning public opinion in preparation for this, creating an 'us vs them mentality' that they hope will steer some one the alternative side to the 'us' camp.
The 'us' will comprise anyone in the mainstream, and those who believe that government has wandered off the track of righteousness but can be reformed. The 'them' is the 'lunatic fringe' who think outside this margin.
They want the truthers to seem like a minority, a fringe group, not just to justify the coming crackdown to the broad masses, but to make the truthers themselves feel cut off, overwhlemed and isolated.
The Internet Reformation is about to run head-first into the first purge of the global totalitarian state.
What needs to happen now, as soon as possible, is for the leaders of this movement to denounce violence or attacks on the accomplices on those who attack our freedom. If we don't do that, we're going down when those attacks do.
Reply from The Daily Bell
The Internet Reformation is the hive mind at work. Naked apes always use tools to their maximum potential. The Internet, a knowledge tool, will also be used thusly.
It will not be "shut down ruthlessly" unless we agree that the elites can similarly shut down a wave or wind. It is a purely natural process, driven by Hayakien spontaneous evolution.
People who OBSERVE the Internet Reformation and comment on it, may be "ruthlessly crushed" but not the process, not the evolution.
Could the powers-tha-be have crushed the Renaissance or prevented the settling of the New World?
Posted by David_Robertson on 02/01/13 03:50 PM
We are living/Primal clay/Pliant/From the Earth./We are striving/Symphonic pain/Dominant/At the birth/Of the Universe.
I was living in South Africa when I wrote this short poem in 1970 for a friend who wanted some text to accompany a collage of action photographs of ballet dancers that she had been commissioned to do for an arts magazine.
This was at a time when I was contemplating the same questions mentioned in this DB article. What is really going on here? and Who is really in control? My journey to the answers took seven years and was extremely painful. It took me to the brink of the Abyss which is the nadir of Darkness and final Insanity... or at least that is how it seemed to me at the time.
There is a difference I think between Knowledge and Knowing. We can accumulate Knowledge like a pack rat and stuff ourselves so full of it we begin to believe that we possess something vitally important. Nothing could be further from the Truth. When you are standing on the brink of the Abyss all the Knowledge in the world cannot save you. At that point what you need is Knowing and what you need to Know is not a Thing, it is a Person.
The first fruitful realisation that came to me was that the ultimate controller of all our lives was what we believe to be true. This is Idea. Ideas control our lives. I was very interested in psychology at the time and began to read Carl Jung. His insights into the human collective unconscious helped me to place these Controlling Ideas in a framework of what Jung calls Archetypes.
At the centre of this framework of Archetypes is what Jung calls the Imago Dei. This is the ultimate controlling Idea at the very centre of the human collective unconscious that the Greek Stoics called the Logos. The Logos is the source of all ideas in existence and is therefore God since God is the name we give to the ultimate source of control. To say as many do that "God is in control" is in a sense a tautology since by definition God can only be God if God is in control. Perhaps it is better to say that what or who is in control IS God.
Another writer who influenced my thinking during this period of seven years was a Jesuit priest called Teilhard de Chardin. He was a palaeontologist who wrote many books dealing with what he called "the divine milieu". It is interesting that I read two of his books in 1973 and remained unmoved by them since they seemed to me at that time to be incomprehensible. I read them again in 1976 and the difference was immense.
It seemed now as if every word he wrote had meaning and purpose and gripped my mind with almost supernatural strength. I can only conclude that I had been prepared during the intervening years for this change in understanding.
The two books I read were "The Phenomenon of Man" and "The Future of Man". They both dealt with de Chardin's central hypothesis of how the universe had evolved. He proposed the existence of a "psychism" in every atom that through a shared experimental organisation principle formed themselves though different stages into first the geosphere through geo-genesis then the biosphere through bio-genesis then the noosphere or mindsphere through noos-genesis.
He postulated laws that controlled this process and explained for example why evolution has stopped in each of the different spheres (the Law of Irreversibility) and proposed that evolution is continuing now in the noosphere with the collectivisation phenomenon, that we are all familiar with, forming the mind of Man into a corporate whole. This corporate whole is preparing to divide into two with one stream continuing on towards what he called the Omega Point and the other stream being subjected to the Law of Irreversibility and remaining in its present condition. This division he calls the materialisation of spirit which remains in the present noosphere and the spiritualisation of matter that continues on to the Omega Point to be joined with Him.
This Omega Point is Jesus Christ and in my own understanding was the Logos who is the controlling Idea of the entire universe. Later, after I had been apprehended by the Logos, I read the Gospel of the apostle John which mentions the Logos translated Word in English and begins thus:
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. 1:2 The Word was with God in the beginning. 1:3 All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. 1:5 And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it."
Now this is the interesting bit. Even though I had come to belief in Jesus Christ, the ultimate Idea but also a Person, though a Roman Catholic priest (at least in part) who was an evolutionist now I know that evolution, at least the macro kind, is a delusion. What this tells me is that the Word is pouring out the Truth in all the myriad ideas and philosophies throughout the world all mixed up with the stuff of the world which is temporal and passing away and in darkness yet the light in us that is from the Word recognises the Truth in all these ideas, resonates with Him and unites with Him and convinces us of Himself albeit most often namelessly. That which is subjective we call faith and that which is objective we call truth.
The mistake most of us make is we stop there and hang on to the misshapen thing we call truth when what we are called to do is to press on and seek to be rid of all the contaminating falsehoods that cling to us disguised as truth because the Truth associated Himself with these things in order to reach us when we were in darkness. As the very first commandment says "You shall have no other gods before Me".
Posted by andrew1601 on 02/01/13 12:42 PM
These are indeed facinating times.
In the past three days I have had ad hoc, spontaneous conversations that blew me away - one with a temp worker at my firm and the other a counter girl at a coffee shop.
Both of these young people has an astonishing understanding of power elite control, fiat money, media manipulation, and the whole false left-right political circus. They werelearning more all the time - staying up later on the internet - begining to 'see the matrix' we are born into an to start understand their programming and to see it in action in the media, public schooling, institutional religion, and the entertainment industry.
The internet reformation is the cause - each one of them had self-educated on the internet, mainly via american sites and sites like this.
Reply from The Daily Bell
Thanks, hopefully a few stories among many.
Posted by jdwheeler42 on 02/01/13 11:40 AM
9/11, World Trade Center, 2 planes, 3 buildings...
Posted by speedygonzales on 02/01/13 06:48 AM
Here is reality: "The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They always did. They always will... They will have the same effect here as elsewhere, if we do not, by (the power of) government, keep them in their proper spheres." Governor Morris
The American Bankers Association secretary James Buel expressed the bankers attitude well in a letter to fellow members of the association.
He wrote: "It is advisable to do all in your power to sustain such prominent daily and weekly newspapers, especially the Agricultural and Religious Press, as will oppose the greenback issue of paper money and that you will also withhold patronage from all applicants who are not willing to oppose the government issue of money. To repeal the Act creating bank notes, or to restore to circulation the government issue of money will be to provide the people with money and will therefore seriously affect our individual profits as bankers and lenders. See your congressman at once and engage him to support our interest that we may control legislation."
James Buel American Bankers Association
'The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country's equestrian classes, a.k.a. the 20% of the population that holds 93% of the wealth, the happy few who run the corporations and the banks, own and operate the news and entertainment media, compose the laws and govern the universities, control the philanthropic foundations, the policy institutes, the casinos, and the sports arenas.' - Journalist Lewis Lapham
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Reply from The Daily Bell
You can make any argument you want for government. We're not sailing on that ship. The best way for people to be free is TO BE FREE. Small, independent, interconnected communities where people have a voice in their OWN future and their families' well being. Not so hard to understand. Harder to realize, but one day ...
Posted by Joe on 02/01/13 06:43 AM
Bankers want money to be entirely electronic, with humans chiped and numbered. They need the Internet for this and that is why it was invented and developed. As a side effect it also allows others to access other information that they may not like. They have used various tactics to reduce the impact of this.
1) They (bankers or elites) have filled many sites with mis-information mixed up with some truths. This keeps people who get their information from these sites on the margins... sounding like nut jobs. People may find it difficult to distinguish truth from falsehood on these sites... and who can you trust? If so many things are a lie what is the truth and is the evidence clearly available or is it just assumptions and stories?
2)They have filled the internet with so much dumbed down entertainment that it keeps most people plugged into the power matrix always distracted. With attention spans reduced who is willing to read long 'boring' pages of text or books? And you tube videos of naked women or cute animals are far more popular than any informative video exposing the power elite.
The minority could however become the pioneer founders of a new world, historical world shaping changes are always brought by minorities, not the masses.
3)They have tried to create a combined regulatory and technological barrier to people getting free information on the internet. Censorship is one possible solution.
The first Matrix film, illustrated how some people are happy with ignorance is bliss reality. There are so many things to get lost in. Anxiety about jobs, health, pension plans, big screen TVs, new smart phones and gadgets... must buy the latest... and on and on it goes.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 02/01/13 04:51 AM
ZH again ... this time, however, (and once more, I'd like to add) featuring great artwork by 'williambanzai7' ...
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Posted by amanfromMars on 02/01/13 03:10 AM
[quote]DB, a question comes to mind regarding your statement on the power of the internet. If the internet is the achilles heel of the global elite (it being the source of knowledge to expose their plans for global domination) why did they let it come in to existence in the first place …… Posted by carlc55 on 02/01/13 12:11 AM[/quote]
Because smarter more intelligent beings created and build with it and IT, carlc55.
Elites in control of money and/or wealth have no power of control over intelligence. All they, such elites can do to try and effect a future outcome which might be sympathetic to them and theirs, is to purchase the services of smarter more intelligent beings with that which they desire and/or need for the tasks in hand, and can provide. Elites don't actually need to do any of the future thinking, ... .. indeed, their "control" position indicates that they do not have the intelligence for a new future order ... ... but their payments ensures that they remain protected in the Great Games that are played for absolute rules and sovereign type reigns.
Reply from The Daily Bell
The Internet was a case of Hayek's "spontaneous order" in which a network created by DARPA was suddenly expanded in ways people hadn't anticipated by the advent of the personal computer. It was NEVER intended so far as we can tell and has had a deleterious effect on globalist plans.
Posted by sim1776 on 02/01/13 01:02 AM
Good article! Marginalization, appeals to various things (ie. reason or authority), and [i]ad hominem[/i] attacks are the only tools left when you don't have the facts to back your position.
To answer carlc55's question, the elite needed the abilities of the Internet as well. Much of the market manipulation is done virtually (high volume, rapid trades). The rapid exposure of their agenda has been part of the unintended consequences.
Posted by Susan E. on 02/01/13 12:16 AM
@ Danny B--Thank you for the article. As soon as I realized I was waking up, I made a conscious effort to be discerning. There IS so much nonsense, and some of it actually sounds reasonable on the surface. However, I figured out pretty quickly that even some of the reasonable issues are mere distractions, red herrings. I am wary of those who use fear-mongering to make a living (Alex Jones, Jesse Ventura, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, etc.). I steer clear of those with a New Age agenda (been there, done that, don't want to go back). Other than that (and to steal a line I've read elsewhere), I try to keep an open mind, but not so open my brain falls out.
Posted by provolone on 02/01/13 12:14 AM
For the original author who is being quoted, 'the Internet' is a proper noun. Burns me up each time I read that.
For your new site design built by developers still using the ancient cold fusion environment, please use a meta tag to describe the language.
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I keep getting prompted by Chrome to translate The Daily Bell from German. I doubt I am the only user experiencing this minor annoyance.
As for the substance of the article. Lies speak for themselves. Even without the information available online, the body of lies that has been presented is too large for its self. When you build up that many lies, there will always be inconsistencies. The precarious nature of this house of cards can be revealed with simple critical thinking. Outside information can be helpful, but it is not strictly required to reveal mistruths. Of course the process you have identified as the Internet reformation has accelerated the dissemination of alternative views.
Posted by carlc55 on 02/01/13 12:11 AM
DB, a question comes to mind regarding your statement on the power of the internet. If the internet is the achilles heel of the global elite (it being the source of knowledge to expose their plans for global domination) why did they let it come in to existence in the first place
Posted by bionic mosquito on 01/31/13 11:22 PM
BM: Fabulous article DB. Thank you.
C/ZH: The reason such beliefs are gaining favor is because many Americans have lost faith and lost trust in the government and in America's elected leadership….Why have the people lost faith and trust?
BM: Because the official stories, peddled on the nightly news, don't make sense.
DB: People are mistrustful because of the profundity of what the 'Net has revealed.
BM: I think the internet has offered those who question the official stories to a) look for alternative answers, and b) find others of like mind. Once an individual has found a credible alternative explanation (or credible questions regarding the official explanation), and found others online that share the view (therefore not feeling alone), they have courage to look even farther and wider.
And legitimacy is thus chipped away, by one person at a time.
Posted by Danny B on 01/31/13 09:56 PM
@ Susan E. you might find this article useful;
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Posted by plumbsmart on 01/31/13 09:54 PM
What does "BIS" stand for?
Reply from The Daily Bell
Bank for International Settlements
Posted by clark on 01/31/13 09:33 PM
"object lesson", yes, I thought of that, and it seems too simple and brutish. The interview appeared to add more credibility to the subject, more than fits their m.o. I guess that is their desperation I'm seeing.
Still, seems like they would have other avenues and methods for that. Their loss of control must be very wide.
Many cracks in the dam.