The news is catching up to us. The Daily Bell was founded on the idea that Western culture was invaded by elite memes that shaped public opinion. Today that doesn't seem so radical but even a decade ago when The Daily Bell's approach was being formulated, most of the alternative media was apt to comment on the effects of such memes rather than on their production.
But we've always focused on the theoretical aspects of elite misinformation because from our point of view this was a fundamental issue of modern times. And now comes Dr. Udo Ulfkotte "a top German journalist and editor" to post a video that is beginning to function like a modern version of the famous missive "J'accuse!"
"I accuse!" was a letter written by writer Émile Zola and published on January 13, 1898 in the newspaper L'Aurore. It was addressed to French President Félix Faure and stated clearly that the jailing of Alfred Dreyfus was wrong. Dreyfus was then serving a life sentence for supposedly spying on France on behalf of Germany. It was Zola's correct contention that corruption and anti-Semitism was behind Dreyfus's banishment to the infamous penal colony at Devil's Island.
The Dreyfus affair convulsed France for much of a decade and like much else in received history, there is more to the story than what is taught in modern textbooks. One can make the case that the Dreyfus affair was itself part of a larger "Jewish question" with which France was grappling and one that would eventually be answered by the formation of the Jewish state of Israel.
But that is a separate issue and Udo Ulfkotte's confession is compelling all on its own. When I saw his video, I was impressed by his candor as well as his credentials. He has been a top writer in Germany for more than two decades and his confession had for me the unmistakable ring of truth.
Unlike as with the Dreyfus affair, I don't sense any further complexity or ulterior motives, though of course there is always that possibility in this weary world. Out of the video has now come an article written by Ulfkotte entitled "World Class Journalist Spills The Beans & Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake" posted at Collective Evolution and then reposted at LewRockwell.com. Ulfkotte's "confession" has received a good amount of publicity elsewhere in the blogosphere as well.
The article condenses what Ulfkotte said in his RT video and begins as follows:
Dr. Udo Ulfakatte [sic] is a top German journalist and editor and has been for more than two decades, so you can bet he knows a thing or two about mainstream media and what really happens behind the scenes. Recently, Dr. Ulfakatte went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job. He recently made an appearance on RT news to share these facts:
"I've been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public. But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I'm going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe."
None of this will surprise regular readers of The Daily Bell because Ulfkotte's confession highlights the obvious difficulties of truth-telling in the 21st century. What Ulfkotte clearly states is that Western news is an artificial concoction that perpetuates necessary foundational elements of what might be described as a global military-industrial complex. We have called this development "directed history" and have suggested that its prevalence has vastly increased in the modern era.
In fact, most people don't understand that the current condition of the world is only about 100 years old. It has come about because of the gargantuan funding that has been made available by the installation of central bank economies.
Monopoly money printing privileges have allowed international elites to erect a matrix of untruths that have now thoroughly penetrated modern institutions in the West and far beyond. Universities, military, religious and government institutions are all compromised from the top down.
Of course, to write about such things is to risk the inevitable reply that such a postulate is nothing more than "conspiracy theory." But leaving aside what seems to be compelling evidence that the "conspiracy theory" construct was specially developed by the CIA, Ulfkotte's self-described confession provides us with a detailed look at how a matrix of deceit can spread around the world and involve millions of actors without much leakage.
In the 20th century as we have reported, the matrix was fully erected and activated. Those who participated had every reason not to talk about their actions for three reasons. First, they would suffer terrible consequences if they made an Ulfkotte-style confession. Second, the larger public was predisposed not to believe them and their credibility would be endlessly attacked. Thirdly, there were few avenues that would support such a confession, as the mainstream media was part of the larger matrix.
But the 21st century is not the 20th. And those who erected the matrix in the 20th century are having a terrible time controlling its details. All that is left to its creators is the control that they have achieved over the world's institutions. But this control was predicated on a secrecy that does not exist anymore.
In France, the government is trying to make "conspiracy theories" illegal. China has just announced new regulations that make criticizing the government subject to criminal penalties. The European Union, as Drudge has reported, wants to ban the use of links as copyright violations – presumably to slow the spread of information inimical to EU bureaucratic interests.
Well … good luck with that. Those behind these actions might as well be "spitting in the wind."
Human beings are curious creatures and there is not a single device or invention that has not been utilized fully and into exhaustion before history moves on to its next phase. Before the current communications technology runs its course, the edifice built on the modern secret conspiracy will be nothing but a smoldering ruin. History shows us this.
Here is another obvious fact we've long advanced: The more that those interested in perpetuating yesterday's secrecy push against the modern trend, the more bad publicity they will receive on the Internet. And the Internet is not by any means fully controllable.
Modern communications technology militates against the secrecy employed by controlling elites. That is yesterday's model. And more importantly, it is the wrong way to operate in society. Much better to present arguments openly, at least generally, and allow a public debate. This is historically how elites have ruled, with a modicum of support from an informed public no matter the paradigm employed (royal, democratic, republican, etc.)
Sooner or later this sort of paradigm will reemerge. The contemptuous secrecy adopted by elites in the past century – supported by torrential tides of central bank money – will be seen even by those who adopted it as a tremendous mistake. I would hypothesize that some level of modesty will finally invade the gaudy meeting places of the rich and powerful – if it has not already happened. Some level of insight will eventually penetrate even the thickest skulls as 21st century realities become more insistent.
Ulfkotte's Zola-esque video marks yet another stage in this larger unraveling. The concept elaborated on in the 20th century was never truly workable. In the 21st those responsible are going to have to take a "step back" as we have long predicted. That won't be a bad thing.
Sooner or later, there will be better days. The trick, of course, is getting from here to there. The current paradigm is not going to die easily, though it certainly deserves a quick death. And that is why we often close our articles and editorial by advising you to "protect yourself." There are simple enough ways to do it.