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Is It a New Enlightenment Yet?
One of the positive consequences of the false flag 9/11 attacks has been the rebirth of independent thought in the Western citizenry and an independent press in America and across the world. All the establishment sources of information and news, whether television or print, are losing credibility and public trust by the day. They are beyond redemption. Their complicity in war crimes and crimes against democracy will never be forgotten. If they are not in the gutter of history already, they soon will be when 9/11 truth reaches critical mass. Replacing the treacherous and unethical mainstream media is the honourable and honest alternative media. The Alex Jones Show, Democracy Now, the Young Turks, and other alternative media outlets are deviating from the official versions of history and questioning the origins of the conflicts in the Middle East. – Saman Mohammadi The Excavator
Dominant Social Theme: A new Enlightenment is on the way. But who's paying attention?
Free-Market Analysis: Saman Mohammadi, the "truth excavator," has recently written an intriguing article, "The Rise of 9/11 Truth And The Second Western Enlightenment." We have commented on Mohammadi's courageous insights before and this is article is especially interesting to us because of our long-standing commitment to promoting what we have taken to calling the Internet Reformation or Rennaisance.
What struck us initially about this article of Mohammadi's was its hopeful tone. As we can see from the initial article excerpt, Mohammadi believes an Internet "Enlightenment" is the result of "false flag" 9/11 attacks. He also configures this Enlightenment as the product of the "honorable" alternative media, which includes the "Young Turks" and "Democracy Now."
For Saman Mohammadi, alternative media of this sort is an outgrowth of the 9/11 truth and justice movement. "The psychopathic elite and their moronic puppets in governments and media institutions cannot prevent the natural progress of freedom, peace, knowledge, truth, and love ... Thanks to the 9/11 truth movement, there is reason for people to be hopeful and optimistic about the future."
OK, a quibble. The Young Turks and other leftist alternative media have NOT questioned the official version of 9/11 so far as we know. Finding out what REALLY happened on 9/11 (whatever did happen) is not of great importance to either of these media efforts so far as we can tell.
Also, leftist media outlets such as these tend to blame corporations and "greedy rich people" for what is obviously an organized conspiracy (as Mohammadi himself would agree) of impossibly wealthy banking families that are driving the world toward global governance. Here's some more from the article:
A New Age of Reason Is Emerging From The Dark Age of Misinformation ... What is happening now in the West is a continuation of the European Enlightenment. We are witnessing a second enlightenment and a new age of reason. The first age of reason led to the founding of the American republic, women's rights, the abolition of African American slavery, the progress of equality and human dignity, and the dominance of science over religion.
But then new tyrants came onto the scene of history. Oligarchical families like the Rothschilds, Rockefellers and others made it their historical mission in the beginning of the twentieth century to dominate not just the West, but the whole world. They took America and the West on a dark and antifreedom detour in the last century that included unnecessary world wars and horrific economic depressions which economists now say were preventable.
From Latin America to America to Europe, millions of people have suffered under an unjust banking system that Western oligarchical families put into place in America in 1913, and then across the world after the end of World War II. Americans were once proud owners of their money system, but with the establishment of the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank they became debt slaves.
The ultimate plan of the Western oligarchy is to destroy democratic nation states, sweep aside the natural rights of man, and create a one world dictatorial government that is fully controlled by unaccountable multinational corporations and international banks.
Mohammadi finishes with a flourish. "Stand proud conspiracy theorists and 9/11 truthers. You have made it your mission to advance the cause of human reason. And because of your determination, insight, and passion, you have been successful in preserving the greatest gift of the West to the world: intellectual freedom from the State."
This is a stirring conclusion; however, another quibble. We long ago purposefully declined to call what is going on an "Enlightenment" because the Enlightenment includes the "Age of Reason" – which is the cause of many (or most) of the troubles in the world.
The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment or Age of Reason) was an elite cultural movement of intellectuals in 18th century Europe, that sought to mobilize the power of reason in order to reform society and advance knowledge ... Ruling princes often endorsed and fostered Enlightenment figures and even attempted to apply their ideas of government. The Enlightenment flourished until about 1790–1800.
We can see from the little Wikipedia squib above that the Enlightenment (Age of Reason) applied the "power of reason" to government. In fact, the Age of Reason was all about PERFECTING human interactions via the POWER OF GOVERNMENT. This is actually antithetical to what is going on today and thus we have chosen NOT to use the term "Enlightenment" when speaking of the changes that the Internet is evidently and obviously making.
We would rather, in fact, for several reasons call what is going on a "Renaissance" instead of a "Reformation" – but "Internet Renaissance" doesn't have quite the same ring to it as "Internet Reformation" ... and so we have settled on that terminology.
As much as we are we are fans of Mr. Mohammadi's fearless brand of truth-telling journalism, we hope the "Internet Enlightenment" does NOT catch on as description of what is going on today.
The Enlightenment was responsible for the French Revolution, Rousseau's mad attraction to Paleolithic savagery and even, one could argue, for the horrible "isms" of the 19th and 20th enturies, including communism, socialism and fascism. The idea that human beings can be "perfected" by government is an attractive one, but it is antithetical in our view to what is taking place. The Internet is all about creative chaos.
Mr. Mohammadi also makes the point that the Age of Reason led to many good outcomes including women's rights, the progress of equality and the dominance of science over religion. It is, however, an unfortunate truth, as we have tried to point out for years, that much of what passed for progress during the Age of Reason was likely a manipulation of the power elite.
The modern elite one-world conspiracy does not go back 100 years, but probably 300 years or more and was responsible for the bloody French Revolution and the woes that came after that. The abolition of slavery in America, putatively a result of the US Civil War (War Between the States) would likely have happened anyway, as it did in Britain as the Industrial Revolution gained momentum.
Women's liberation, also perhaps a supposed outcome of the Age of Reason, has a fairly suspicious pedigree in our estimation. Of course, we have no quarrel with the idea that sexes are "equal" and that people generally ought to have the opportunity to do as they choose. However, we tend to believe that the "women's movement" was manipulated by an elite that needed to put women to work because central banking was inflating away the average household income. Additionally, many prominent members of the women's movement have been socialist and communist. A free-market movement it was not and is not. It was in our view a "directed" one.
Finally, we have no quarrel with science; but science in the modern era is deeply compromised by government funding and has been for a long time. Hypothetically, the West's emphasis on science and logic is a good thing; in practice, not so much. (For more on this, read Saturday's staff editorial – Science and the Free Market of Ideas.)
Religion may even be seen as a hallmark of a free society. In fact, it is perhaps a kind of puerile libertarian conceit that a society without government would be a society where "anything goes." Here's a point we have made before: Societies that lack the heavy hand of authoritarian government may tend to be spiritual or at least religious in nature.
Human beings are tribal creatures and often seek some sort of organizational structure. The freer a society, the more apt it is, perhaps, to have a religious nature and to substitute the rule of God (a god or gods) for the rule of man. History shows us this over and over. The idea that a free society would be godless (or at least lacking in spirituality) is likely incorrect in our view. Just as is the idea that a society lacking government would be "anarchic" in the sense of being disorganized or violent.
We hope that Mohammadi's sincere and insightful article makes many more people aware of what is taking place today. Yes, the Internet is indeed making a difference – and we would argue that the catalyst is the technology itself, not 9/11. What is going on is perhaps a good deal broader than a specific incident, no matter how horrific.
We would humbly make a request of Mohammadi, if by some chance he becomes aware of this article, to reconsider his use of "Enlightenment" to describe what is going on today. Use "Reformation" or "Renaissance" ... The Enlightenment and its Age of Reason constitute a fairly dark chapter in the history of humankind.
Conclusion: We will close by re-emphasizing that there is nothing wrong with religion, organized or not, within a free-market society. People are entitled to worship as they choose, and to forego worshipping, as well. Free markets are all about choice and human beings well may wish to petition God – whatever god they choose – as they are surely not perfectible. The Age of Reason has shown us that.
Editor's Note: In a gracious and well reasoned response, Mr. Mohammadi has replied to our comments on his article. We recommend his follow-up entitled "A Second Western Renaissance (Or Not)," which can be found at his own website, the Excavator, or at Infowars.com. We look forward to more of his writing on this topic.
Posted by peri1224 on 09/21/11 12:47 AM
We don't need democracy. What is far more important is an honest money system that is fair to all and doesn't favor a bunch parasitic sociopaths who think they are better than everybody else. As long as we have the latter, our world will always remain screwed up, manipulated and a crappy place to live in where goodness cannot thrive.
Posted by Siegfried on 09/20/11 10:35 PM
"Real change" does not come into my mind in the form of democracy, no matter how plural. Maybe its present meaning being so close to fascism makes it sound like a bad joke. To give someone the power to do things as he/she or the party sees fit is a sick game of master and servant. "We'll pretend that you really have power over us and we'll pretend that we have a right to protest if you do something we dislike... I mean something we pretend we dislike."
Posted by peri1224 on 09/20/11 10:35 AM
David: In this Act of Congress the American People were declared to be the "enemy" of the "United States" so that their gold could be confiscated as "booty". This was done under the Trading with the Enemy Act 1917 (Amended) that was referenced in the NIRA.
I'm not that familiar with NIRA. All I know is that it fixed prices and wages and was a total failure. It was declared unconstitutional by the SC 2 years later. Where exactly were the American People declared to be the "enemy"?
UCLA has a refreshing article about it:
FDR's policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate
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Posted by peri1224 on 09/20/11 09:15 AM
I wish that was true but haven't seen much yet from the younger generation that could be basis for hope. But it could happen tomorrow, my mind is not closed.
Posted by memehunter on 09/20/11 03:57 AM
@DB "There are other ways of interpreting the world than through an entirely religious lens, David."
I agree with this statement but I believe that David is onto something, even though I may not always agree with his explanations. It is quite apparent, to me at least, that the topmost level of the elites are very much into esoteric practices, so it makes sense that, in order to understand what is going on, we need to pay at least a modicum of attention to their religious and esoteric beliefs. Ultimately, the elites' goals are more about mind control and total power than about money, and DB is surely aware of that...
Also, having done a bit of research on this topic myself, I would agree with David that Tantric Buddhism seems to play an important role in this "conspiracy", as far-fetched as this may sound at first. There is some documentation on the topic for those who are interested.
Posted by speedygonzales on 09/20/11 03:54 AM
Revolution is not televized.
A younger generation of well-educated but un- or under-employed youth are no longer ready to accept autocratic rule, corruption and a lack of civil society.
If they manage to bring real change to their countries, in the form of plural democracies and greater accountability, the world's political economy could be re-configured in unexpected ways.
Posted by David_Robertson on 09/19/11 05:49 PM
@DB "There are other ways of interpreting the world than through an entirely religious lens, David."
I agree there are many layers to the onion. However the centre, God, is invisible and it is in Him that the ultimate control is exercised and everything we can see is held in balance. Everything that is observed in the material world has a spiritual antecedent. God has left, is leaving and will leave His fingerprints everywhere. The aspects of this spiritual dimension that I have mentioned are of the lower realms.
These are all destined either for for destruction or redemption in order to reveal the Truth. Redemption takes place initially on a personal level since nothing can change until the individual changes. These personal changes have been effected over the past two thousand years in the lives of selected men and women who have been forming into the corporate Christ in the highest heaven. These are to be the manifested sons of God I referred to who will be revealed in due time when the selected few from this generation have been completely fitted for the redemption of their bodies, the final stage of becoming a son of God.
There is an occult counterfeit of these sons of God known in occult religious circles as the ascended masters. This position or degree of religious development is attained through religious exercises that have an effect on the human soul but none on the human spirit which is moribund until brought to life, regenerated, recreated by the Holy Spirit. These soulical exercises can emulate the spiritual to a degree but the objective is self realisation rather than Christ consciousness and this focus on self leads to all the ills that we see afflicting humanity today but in time to the destruction of all that is evil when the light of Christ is revealed from heaven in His sons for the healing of the nations.
Posted by David_Robertson on 09/19/11 04:59 PM
@DB "You think a majority must make change? How about a committed few? Ten percent? Five percent? Three percent? How much is enough ... 80 percent? Don't think so ... "
Biblically the answer is 0.9375%. The calculation is found in the book of Judges chapter 7 verses 1-8.
Posted by David_Robertson on 09/19/11 04:39 PM
First, 9/11 was a Zionist operation from start to finish. That is both Jewish and political Zionism.
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Second, it is misleading to attribute the wars of aggression that followed these events to "America" as many outside America tend to do. The United States Corporation that has ruled America since 1871 is not America. Click to view link
This alien entity took effective control of the economy of America in 1913 with the passing of the Federal Reserve Act and the 16th. Amendment. In 1933 with the passing of the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) the entire American population was sold into slavery to the international banking cartel that is almost entirely Zionist in complexion.
In this Act of Congress the American People were declared to be the "enemy" of the "United States" so that their gold could be confiscated as "booty". This was done under the Trading with the Enemy Act 1917 (Amended) that was referenced in the NIRA.
All of these wars that are now going on are in countries situated on the 33rd. parallel North i.e. Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. In occult religious belief any blood shed on this parallel is believed to confer power on those who shed the blood.
Other nations on this parallel include Palestine, Israel, Syria, Tunisia, Algeria, Iran, Pakistan and Kashmir and they are all Muslim nations with the exception of Israel which happens to be allied to the perpetrator of the violence, the United States.
The sworn enemy of Islam is Tantric Buddhism, the esoteric Buddhist religion led by the Dalai Lama. It is no secret by now that virtually all the leaders of the world are involved in the esoteric occult religions that share the same theology. These include Jewish Kabbalah, Illuminism, Esoteric Christianity as well as Tantric Buddhism.
There are many secret societies associated with this religion including the Pilgrims, Rosicrucians and Freemasonry. No matter the label they all worship the same god, known in the Bible as the god of this world, satan and in Buddhism as the Adi Buddha. This Adi Buddha is represented by the Dalai Lama who is the actual head of this esoteric occult religion on Earth.
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All of these occultists are involved in the present struggle for world domination beginning with the destruction of Islam and Christianity which are the principal enemies of Buddhism. Judaism/Zionism is almost completely dominated by the occult and therefore owes allegiance to the god of this world.
Political Zionism controls evangelical Christianity. It has imbued Christians with its blood lust and God has given them over to a strong delusion because they do not believe the truth. Unless they repent they will be destroyed by the manifestation of the sons of God which is the next revelation of God to mankind that is at the very door.
Ordinary Christian, Jewish and Muslim believers and members of fraternal societies are for the most part unaware of these facts and continue to support their temporal leaders in ignorance and follow their teachings which in most cases are leading them into darkness (the blind leading the blind). Their degree of responsibility depends upon whether they have heard the truth and rejected it or if they have never heard the truth or if they have heard it and God has made them deaf and blind to it for His own purposes.
Reply from The Daily Bell
There are other ways of interpreting the world than through an entirely religious lens, David.
Posted by David_Robertson on 09/19/11 04:25 PM
Lenin would have died in Switzerland had the Kaiser and Wall Street not intervened to implement the international bankers' plan for the "Russian" revolution that had initially failed in 1905.
Lenin was a disposable puppet like all the leaders of the revolutions that gave rise to the modern era, including Cromwell, Robespierre, Stalin and Hitler, the increasingly atavistic monsters we have been given to hate.
Posted by shantudand on 09/19/11 02:23 PM
After every kind of revolution, sociopaths move in and take over. Why will they not do so after internet reformation? Average individual is too busy making a living and having a good time (if there is any time left). He or she has no time for this or that revolution. Sociopaths have time and patience on their side.
Posted by Tazio2013 on 09/19/11 01:40 PM
Posted by Avatar on 09/19/11 01:14 PM
The only way for the 911 conspiracy to come to the headlines is for Al-Qaeda to provide more evidence and clarify their alleged role or for an insider to speak out. As long as there is gray area the coup is successful.
Posted by rossbcan on 09/19/11 12:58 PM
It is forceful hierarchical organization and subverted / concentrated decision making (choices) that has gotten us into ALL messes. It is not possible, even for Rube Goldberg to design a more flawed, prone to failure, unreliable system.
Posted by Berthe on 09/19/11 12:26 PM
Democracy Now is doing what Daily Bell calls the "Hegelian Dialectic." Personally, I see it as "good cop/bad cop" manipulation of the public discourse.
Posted by Berthe on 09/19/11 12:23 PM
Seymour Hersch said it was 9 neocons who got the US into the Iraq War mess.
Posted by Berthe on 09/19/11 12:21 PM
Enjoyed the article. One comment on women's liberation. This old Turkish proverb will always apply: If a daughter is left alone/unprotected, she will run away with either a drum player or a pipe player! (the itinerant musicians who come around for Bayram celebrations and play for whatever small change is thrown their way)
Posted by rossbcan on 09/19/11 11:33 AM
"bankruptcies that have taken place since 2008 because Wall St. wouldn't lend to Main st"
I counter that Main Street Entities that needed financing as opposed to self funding from retained productive gains, were in themselves, unproductive bubble phenomona, in all probability "unfit to survive". Those with real value most likely had private investment from knowledgeable investors.
It does not seen to me to be rocket science that "if you partner with predators for prosperity" that you will be neither prosperous and, will in all likelihood end up with less than you started with.
As to the fools who invest in bubbles, the "pump and dump" certain profits have already been taken by the inflaters / hype'rs. By the time Main Street becomes aware of bubble investment "opportunities", it is only the brokers who stand to profit on the up, and down as it implodes.
Who said it is philosophical? Individuals, informed and fools are making choices. That is all. It is possible to see trends and to outline the reality of situations, but, not possible to predict because too much fiction is assumed to be fact.
Posted by peri1224 on 09/19/11 11:29 AM
Lenin said "give me 100 committed, totally committed men and I'll change the world."
He was not far off target. Revolutions are not brought about by majorities. The 80% lemmings will always follow where the bellwethers go.
Posted by TimurTheLame on 09/19/11 10:35 AM
Of the multitudes of bankruptcies that have taken place since 2008 because Wall St. wouldn't lend to Main st., your argument implies that there was some form of mutual consent between the two streets to 'hold' and act in unison to keep their powder dry?
I think that the situation is much less philosophical and much more transparent. I don't see too many of these phantom 'intelligent' people withdrawing consent when the bubbles are being blown even though it is patently obvious to 'intelligent' people when a bubble is a bubble (jobless recovery).