Do you think it is possible for a group of people to completely take over a country without firing a single shot? Most wars in which one country invades another end up costing countless lives on both sides before the invasion is either repelled, or is successful. Our country, our system of government, was unique in that the people, through representatives of the various states, gathered together and decided what type of government it should have. Even once an outline for this system of government was decided upon it had to be approved by the people of the states. Having just gone through a long bloody war to free themselves from a tyrant, it was an uphill battle to convince many of the people that this new system of government would not erode the authority of the states, and infringe upon the rights of the people.
So, let me rephrase my initial question. Do you think it is possible for a group, be it a nation, or simply a group of men, who oppose our system, to overthrow, or at least gain control of our system of government without the people realizing what has happened?
I say it not only is possible, but it has already happened. I say our system of representative government has been taken over by a group whose ideology and intent is to turn us from freemen into slaves. I honestly don’t know if there is anything that can be done to reverse the damage that has been done. My sole intent is to explain how, at least how I believe, it happened.
Our nation’s Founding Fathers realized that for our system to work the people must be educated as to how the system was supposed to function, and then keep a close eye on the affairs of their government so as to be able to halt any usurpations of power by their elected representatives. Noah Webster, whose name graces a majority of the dictionaries in America, once said, “Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country.”
Therefore, if you want to take over a country without the people realizing that you have done so, one of the first steps you must take is to stop teaching the youth about the history of their country and either eliminate, or alter their knowledge regarding how their system of government is supposed to function.
Thomas Jefferson once said that “It is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country.” From my own personal experience, over the course of my lifetime I have seen how history has been revised and how the amount of information taught to our children regarding our system of government has been drastically reduced.
I don’t recall ever hearing about the Federalist Papers when I was going to school, and I damned sure never heard of John Locke or Joseph Story, all of which are essential reading if one is to understand the very basis of our system of government and the liberty it was designed to preserve.
So, if you can eliminate, or revise to fit your agenda, the information our children are taught about their country and their government, you are well on the way to having generations of adults who will believe that there are no limits to the power and authority their government possesses, and that its function is to do things to take care of them. Were they taught the truth, they would realize that this was not what our Founders envisioned when they drafted our Constitution.
Next any attempt to overthrow, or gain control of a nation must also contain the ability to control what news and information is available to the public. James Madison once said that “A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both.”
If you can limit the news the people get regarding the actions of their government, or at least provide them with a biased view of the news, then you are well on your way to controlling their thoughts and emotions.
In 1917 a United States Congressman stood before the House of Representatives and told them that this is exactly what happened. Oscar Calloway stood before the House and said, ” In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interests, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States, and a sufficient number of them, to control generally the policy of the daily press….They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers.
An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper, to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature, considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.”
The news you watch on TV is not the full story, it is not the truth, it is what the networks decide you are going to be told so as to mold your opinions in the manner that best suits the corporate entities that own them. This is true whether you watch a network news channel, or a cable news channel such as FOX or CNN.
Richard Salent, former president of CBS News once said, “Our job is to give the people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.” Then Richard M. Cohen, a former senior producer for CBS said, “We are going to impose our agenda on the coverage by dealing with issues and subjects that we choose to deal with.”
Right there, with those two steps, the controlling of what you are taught, and the management of what information you are given, you already have a nation whose population is, for the most part, uninformed, or at least misinformed. Unless people decide to do some research on their own, study the documents relating to the founding of our country, and then study what laws their government is passing, they are putty in the hands of those that wish to manipulate their beliefs and control their actions. As Daniel Webster said, “Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government.”
And that leads me to the next step for assuming control of our nation. If you look back at our nation’s history you will see that the further back you go, the less the people had time to seek entertainment, or self-gratification. It wasn’t until the 1900’s that the means of entertainment that we know today came to the forefront.
After the Civil War the first baseball games were played in the United States, but it wasn’t until the 1920’s that major league baseball grew into such a draw for fans. It was around the same time that the NFL came into existence. So for almost 130 years the people of this country had no professional sports to which they could focus their attention on. It was also during this time frame that the first radios began making their appearance in homes. I remember my father telling me stories about how, during the Depression, families would gather together around the radio and listen to the news or old style radio dramas.
Then in 1928 everything changed with the first ever broadcast on television. Now people could sit in front of an electronic device and both see and hear the action. Since then we have seen the advent of around the clock programming and cable channels providing hundreds of choices for viewers. I distinctly remember as a child when TV stations would ‘go off the air’ at night because their simply wasn’t enough programming to run all night long. Now you can turn on your TV at any time of the day and find something to keep you ‘entertained.’
Have you ever noticed the affect TV has on people? Do you see how they become glued to it? You ever see how they often get annoyed when you interrupt them while they are watching it? You think that something so powerful could not be used to keep people from focusing on things of much greater importance than a sitcom or a reality TV show? Not only that, you have the power that TV exerts over people, but you have their ability to watch their favorite sporting events, not only watch, but record one, while watching another one. Is it any wonder people have no desire to crack open a book and actually learn something that might prove useful?
Another important step one must take if they should desire to take over this country is that they must keep the people divided. Give them something to fight over, and they will be too busy arguing amongst themselves to even notice that their government is being infiltrated and manipulated. It doesn’t matter if you keep them fighting over political party loyalty; Republican versus Democrat, or if you keep them fighting over issues like abortion, gay rights, or the legalization of marijuana, you just need to give them something to keep them divided and they will not unite against you while you assume control of their country.
Next, and I already know this is going to upset some of my readers, you must allow the emigration of peoples whose ideologies are radically different from those which form the basis of our system of government. If you can dilute the percentage of people who adhere to certain codes of ethics and morality then you will have gone a long way to further dividing the people and any hope they may have of uniting together against your plans.
You must also foster a sense of entitlement among the people. Whether it be based upon some perceived wrong, as in the idea of reparations for slavery, or just the concept that society owes you a place to live and a means of sustenance, you will have created a populace which is dependent upon government for, if not all, at least a portion of their needs. This will make it hard for a people to stand up against their government when, in so doing, it may mean that the checks might stop coming and they find themselves unable to provide food for their family or pay their bills.
You must also cause people to believe that there is nothing good about being thrift, about saving their money for a rainy day. Debt is a powerful tool to control a people, not only individual debt, but government debt as well. Keep them indebted to you and they will not bite the hand that feeds them.
Even though you have now limited their knowledge, their access to information, and have kept them entertained, they may still often wonder why things aren’t going as good as they used to. So you must instill in them the idea that they must sacrifice something for the common good. And there is no way better to do this than by playing to their national pride and patriotism. Give them a common enemy that they can all come together as a nation to fight, and they will willingly accept hardship and give up their most sacred rights.
Had we not been attacked on 9/11 do you think that the people of this country would have stood for the Patriot Act, NDAA, the growth and expansion of Homeland Security and the TSA? I think not. But if you repeat over and over again, (through the kind assistance of the media you control) the fact that they are under constant threat from some unseen enemy, then you can do almost anything to their rights and liberty and they will accept it like a herd of sheep.
Then you must limit the means by which they could resist you if your plan ever became known to them. Take away their means of fighting back and you will have total control over them. Although many of these shootings we are told about almost daily now may not be orchestrated to assist the government in passing further restrictions upon our right to keep and bear arms, they may as well have been as they are very effective in stirring up anti-gun sentiment amongst those who do not understand the true purpose for which our Founders included the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights. It was not to target shoot, to hunt, or to protect our homes. It was so that we could stand up against tyranny in our government. As Patrick Henry so eloquently stated, “O sir, we should have fine times indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone…Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation…inflicted by those who had no power at all?”
And this ties in directly to the next step. If you want to assume control of a country you must build up a force capable of imposing your will, or the laws you enact to subdue the people. Just take a look at the various government agencies who are almost fully militarized now. Look at how the local police are armed and how they no longer serve and protect but monitor and control. This is a standing army of ‘law enforcement’ officers ready and able to squash any resistance to the oppression being inflicted upon the people by their government.
Tie this to the previous point and you have exactly what Noah Webster warned, “Before a standing army can rule the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops than can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.”
So far most of what has been addressed has been directed as to how you can control the people. You must also control their government sufficiently so that it will do your bidding. That is easy enough when you control the vast amounts of money that are required to run a political campaign. If you can inundate the party machinations on both side with funds then they will be more pliable to your will and more likely to pass laws which benefit you, regardless of whether they actually do the people any good.
But this may not be enough. You must infiltrate all levels of government with agents who are agreeable to your agenda so that they may influence policy and, without whose approval, laws cannot be enacted. This is where groups like the Council on Foreign Relations, (the CFR), comes into play. If you look at their membership roster you will see that they have members, not only in all levels of government, but in the media and in academia as well. It is they who sit behind the scenes and dictate policy, guide and manipulate what we are taught in school and what news we are provided. They are the intermediaries between the real power brokers who have patiently sat back while their plan unfolded.
Now maybe this quote by David Rockefeller will make a bit more sense to you, “We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”
Finally, even though you have planned this down to the minutest of details, you must not leave the people without hope. You must give them the illusion that they still have some say in the people they elect and the direction their country is taking.
This is EXACTLY what we have now, especially when the people continue to believe in the two party paradigm. As long as they continue to believe that only by choosing between a Republican or a Democrat, you will have them believing that their vote makes a difference, when in reality all the candidates on either side are carefully vetted by their respective party, (which you control), and will not deviate from your agenda.
This is what Carroll Quigley meant when he said, “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 the 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 extreme shifts in policy.”
That’s all it will take to take over a nation which was founded on the principle of liberty, to a nation of debt slaves who have absolutely no idea that you have just taken over their country.
Now, after this has sunk in, does ANY OF IT sound familiar to you? If so, you should be very worried at this point in time. But then again, I’m probably interrupting your favorite TV show…aren’t I?