Insidious

I know some of the people who read my articles may not be Christian, and therefore some of the things I am about to say may not sit well with them, but these are my views and as long as the First Amendment still retains some of its protection over freedom of speech I intend to keep speaking what’s on my mind. You can take what I say with a grain of salt if you want, but I believe that evil exists, it has a name and a face and it is currently more powerful than ever.

If you have read the Bible what is the first thing you read about man after making their appearance on Earth? It is how the serpent tempted Eve, and how she in turn convinced Adam to eat the forbidden fruit. Their disobedience to God’s command not to eat from the tree of knowledge caused them to be banned from Eden. Whether or not you believe in the Bible as being the word of God literally, the first story, (if you want to call it that), is of how succumbing to evil causes man to lose that which is precious to him.

Fast forward to the Founding of our Republic…

Although there were numerous sects in existence at the time of our nation’s founding, and they all held a certain degree of animosity towards each other, they were all basically God fearing men. Even Jefferson, who was not convinced of the divinity of Christ, stated that the teachings of Jesus were the “outlines of a system of the most sublime morality which has ever fallen from the lips of man.”

Nonetheless, in his Summary View of the Rights of British America, Jefferson writes, “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have removed their only firm basis: a conviction in the minds of men that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

In his Farewell speech to the nation, George Washington declared, “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensible supports.” Now I’m not trying to force my religious beliefs upon anyone. I am, however trying to establish the fact that the men who created this system of government held certain beliefs, principles if you will, and it was upon those principles that this system was founded.

They did not want to force religion, or any particular sect of religion upon anyone, but they believed that for our system to survive the people must retain some degree of morality and virtue, and that religion provided a means to instill these qualities in people. When James Madison stood on the floor of the Virginia Assembly to argue in favor of the proposed Constitution, he stated, “Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks — no form of government can render us secure. To suppose liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.”

Now chimerical is a word you don’t hear that often these days. What it means is that it is fantastical, not achievable. So what Madison meant is that if we wanted to retain our liberty, our happiness, we had to remain virtuous. Otherwise our system would fail, no matter how perfectly it was designed.

As in almost everything, there are polar opposites. There is hot, and there is cold, there is joy and there is sadness. Everything has an opposite, like the Yin and the Yang, if you will. So therefore if our system was designed by good men, upon good principles, would it be too far a stretch of the imagination to believe that anyone who would work to undermine, or bring it down, is to be considered as being bad…or in this particular instance, evil?

But honestly, how could anyone do that, bring down our country? After all, it has checks and balances in government, we the people vote for candidates, so how could anyone undermine or bring it down? Well, that’s what I’m writing this for, to explain how it has been done.

Mankind has a fatal flaw in that when things are going good we tend to get apathetic and complacent…we lower our guard and bad things happen. I’ve already provided one quote from James Madison when he stood on the floor arguing in favor of the Constitution, now I will provide another. During that same speech Madison said, “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations…”

There are a couple of anecdotes, or metaphors, that I would like to insert here. I can’t claim how valid and truthful they are, but they serve to describe what I see as having happened. The first is the old saying that if you put a frog into boiling water it will jump out. But if you put that same frog into cold water and slowly turn up the temperature it will become accustomed to the changes until it boils to death.

The second is a story about how to capture pigs. Supposedly this student at a large university asked his professor out of the blue if he knew how to capture wild pigs. The professor thought it was a joke, but the student was serious. So the student told him that first you put out some corn. Once the pigs get used to the corn they begin eating it. Then one day you put up some fencing behind it. Once the pigs get used to that fence they resume eating the corn. You continue this process, putting up more sides of the fence until you have a cage with a door. Once the pigs are used to these additions then when they come to feed you slam the door shut trapping the pigs. Eventually they will return to feeding not even realizing they have lost their freedom.

Like I said, I can’t tell how much factual basis these two metaphors are, but they serve the purpose of showing that if change is made gradually people will become accustomed to it until the damage wrought by this change is irreparable.

For our country, our Republic, to be brought down the changes had to come gradually, without our even noticing that they were happening. Unless an event is tragic and deeply burned into their memories, most people go day to day and barely think about what happened a month ago, let alone decades, or centuries ago. Where they to actually think about things, or even be capable of thinking about these things, they might be able to step back and look at the history of this country and see those gradual and silent encroachments that Madison spoke of. However, since they aren’t, and are, more often than not, ruled by impulse and emotion, they do not see the damage their apathy and complacency is allowing to occur.

There is an evil in this country and it is spreading its tentacles across the land like a slow moving cancer. Soon, if it is not so already, it will be too late to stop it. In The New Freedom, (1913), by Woodrow Wilson, we read, “Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” That was over a century ago, and that power has become more entrenched, more pervasive, and more detrimental to our Republic and our liberty. Yet so many I speak to about it refuse to even accept the possibility that it exists.

Just as the metaphor about the pigs, as long as the people in this country still have jobs, still have homes, still can feed their families and watch TV, they remain oblivious to what is going on right before their very eyes. Yet this evil, this cancer is spreading and it WILL bring America down if people do not open their eyes and accept that it exists.

I just took a break from writing this to Google the metaphor about the boiling frog. It appears it is an urban legend, or a myth. That is good…not because I really care about the fate of a frog, but because of how it is a myth. It seems that up until a point the frog will remain in the water. But then there comes a time when the frog realizes the water is becoming too hot and will jump out, if possible.

Why is this good? Well, like the frog there must come a time when people, even the ones who have had their heads buried in the sand for the longest, will come to realize that something isn’t right in America and will begin to ask questions.

This evil that is spreading across America knows this, and has planned accordingly. It realized that at some point Americans were going to begin asking questions about the way things were going in this country. They had to come up with a way of controlling that, or at least holding it off until their plans were too far along to be stopped.

Deep down I truly believe that most Americans, and I say most, are patriotic and love their country. You’ll notice though that I did not say that they are informed. It is difficult to mislead, or fool an informed person. And uninformed, or misled person is easily fooled.

It was therefore essential for this evil to control the dissemination of information in this country, and where are the two places that most people obtain their knowledge and information? Why in schools were they are educated, and from the media which provides them with their news. If they could gain control of what we are taught, and what we are told, they could begin to shift the belief systems of the entire nation towards their goal.

This evil, if anything, is an infiltrator. If it cannot infiltrate everything it wants, it can infiltrate enough to exert an extreme amount of pressure on those who oppose it’s agenda. Unlike in physics were opposite poles of a magnet attract each other, in human beings we tend to be attracted to those who share the same likes and beliefs as we do.

This evil has a hierarchy, a chain of command so to speak. I cannot say for certain who is in charge, if there even is a person in charge. I say even if because it could be that it may simply be the devil himself who is behind it all, influencing those who are easily corruptible. The deeper one digs into this conspiracy the wilder the theories get. I have even heard some that claim reptilian aliens are behind it all, that’s how crazy these conspiracies can get and you have to be careful not to fall for them all.

However, I can tell you about parts of it. I’m sure you have at one time or another heard the name Rockefeller. David Rockefeller is Honorary Chairman of an organization called the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Head of the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Council on Foreign Relations claims to be a think tank, but they are the nexus of this evil that is spreading across America. As I said, people of like minds tend to congregate, and the CFR is where people who believe that our Constitution, and the concept of individual liberty, are outdated. The membership roster of the CFR looks like a who’s who list from across the spectrum in this country. It contains members of our government, high ups within the armed forces, members of the news media, and academia. Then there is The Rockefeller Foundation, a Non Profit Organization, or NPO, which issues grants and funds programs that it believes in and wishes to see promoted.

A bit about the Rockefellers. Two years after Woodrow Wilson claimed he had heard people speak to him in fear about that hidden power in America, Congressman Oscar Calloway stood on the floor of the House of Representatives and said, “In March 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper word and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and 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; and 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.”

I mention this because Morgan was a close friend, who sent associates of his, as did Rockefeller, to Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia, to create the plan that would create the Federal Reserve Bank. They are all in this together, different tentacles of this evil that has spread across the country. This was a major step for them, gaining control of the news print media. Their control over the media has expanded exponentially since then.

Did you know that there are 1,500 newspapers, 1,100 magazines, 9,000 radio stations, 1,500 TV stations and 2,400 publishers in America? Probably not. Then I am sure you didn’t know that all of those, and I mean ALL OF THEM, are owned by six corporations and managed by only 272 executives.

We are not told the truth by any of the news outlets we rely upon for the news. Just recently Brian Williams of NBC has come under fire for statements he made that have been proven to be false. Williams claims a foggy memory. The only people that have memory problems are those who are getting old and those who lie a lot and can’t keep their lies straight in their minds. We do not have a free press anymore, our information is written for us and scripted to sway our opinions in the directions wanted by its owners.

In 1919 Upton Sinclair wrote a book wherein he quotes John Swinton, who was head of the editorial staff at the New York Times. Swinton is quoted as saying, “There is no such thing as a free press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who would dare to write his honest opinion. The business of the journalist is to destroy truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell himself, his country, and his race, for his daily bread. We are tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping jacks; they pull our strings, we dance; our talents, our possibilities, and our lives are the property of these men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”

Need more proof? How about when, at a meeting of the Trilateral Commission in 1991, Rockefeller said, “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 subject to the bright lights and publicity during those years.”

Now that quote is third party hearsay as no one outside the Trilateral Commission is allowed to attend their meetings. But, Rockefeller, in his memoirs, did say “For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world if you will.

If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and am proud of it.”

Let’s just play devil’s advocate and pretend I’m correct in stating that these people own and control the media. We still have our schools to teach our kids the truth. Honestly, do you really believe that? After all that I have written about that none of you knew about before, you still think your schools are teaching you about our nation’s history and its system of government? If anything, the history they are teaching you has been revised to make America look bad and to eliminate any efforts to instill patriotism and an understanding of your rights. That is the last thing they want you to know.

This crap has been going on for generations. Academics are constantly revising this, eliminating that, until what we are taught now in schools is a complete perversion of the truth and designed to brainwash our children into accepting whatever anyone in a position of authority tells them.

It is truly insidious how effective they have been. We have entire generations of people living in this country who don’t have the slightest idea of what their rights are or the purpose for which their government was instituted. These people may be will well intentioned, but they have been completely misled and lied to…and the problem is that they have been so well conditioned that when they hear the truth it sounds like the ramblings of a mad man.

People today believe that we are a democracy when we are not. They believe that it is perfectly okay for our government to take away a few of our rights for the public good and safety, when it is not. It is all because no one has been taught to think for themselves. It’s almost like in the first Matrix film where Neo is jacked in and all that data is being fed into his mind. He didn’t think to obtain it, it was programmed into him. The same goes for Americans today, what they consider knowledge is in truth nothing but programming. They didn’t have to think to obtain it, it was repeated over and over until people accepted it as the truth. Critical thinking, questioning, doubting, never came into the picture…people simply accepted what they were told as the truth. That pattern continues today with people accepting whatever anyone in a position of authority tells them, be it in the media, law enforcement, or government.

For one who has, to steal a movie quote, ‘taken the red pill’ and investigated this rabbit hole of evil that has spread across the land it is truly frightening. To see how effective they have been at altering the course of a nation and conditioning its people to accept it without a fight.

I sometimes feel like the guy at the end of Invasion of the Body Snatchers when he is surrounded by replacement people from the pods. I sometimes ask myself what the hell can we do to stop this, if anything. Honestly, it scares the shit out of me.

In concluding there are three quotes I want to leave you with. The first comes from Samuel Adams, written in 1775, “No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.”

The next comes from Science Fiction author Isaac Asimov, “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

And finally, and this one is the most frightening to me, this from Hendrik Willem van Loon, “Any formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession – their ignorance.”

We have forsaken the principles upon which this country was founded. We have abandoned morality and virtue for self-gratification and entertainment. We have give up thinking and accepted programming and conditioning. And the sad thing is that we don’t even realize it.

I cannot decide whether to be angry, sad, or frightened. I can tell you that, aside getting back to my earlier metaphors, the water is around 200 degrees now and that pig fence now has a gate. Are you going to sit there and die, or have your remaining freedom taken from you, or are you going to wake up and try and stop this evil before it is too late?

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2 Responses to Insidious

  1. Wonderful article, Neal.

    Wish I still had a copy of Daniel Yergin’s The Prize, where it shows how oil helped a few countries control the whole country. The guy is a Pulitzer Prize winner, not some conspiracy theorist.

    And you’re definitely right about people defending their ignorance.

  2. Ed says:

    Neal, I don’t give a damn anymore. I am not going quietly into the night.
    I am going to the range. I fought for this country and I will be damned if these assholes will destroy it without a fight. Wish I could find that list of 100 people.

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