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Political Discoveries by a Curious Student 1969 to 2009

Political Discoveries by a Curious Student 1969 to 2009

My experience over the years has been that people have no idea the
pervasiveness of socialism (including fascism) in this country (U.S.A) .
I would not have known this either, however, starting about 1969, I read
all I could of what was available at the time of the many socialist,
Marxist, communist, and fascist newspapers. I was then able to see how
each paper would perceive the same news event—very interesting to
compare these ideas to that of the mainstream press.

After a couple of years, it became clear to me that the mainstream
versions of current events are just watered down versions of the
socialist views. I would tell people about my discovery but they had no
reference, all they knew was the mainstream media. I then realized over
the next thirty years that mostly all people know is the mainstream
press — which is diluted socialism.

So when I would engage people to see if they would consider other views,
I saw minds close down, and get extremely attached to “their”
political/religious ideas. People protect their attachment to whatever
ideas they have internalized, and then unashamedly inflict “their” ideas
through the force of government on others. It matters not, how
thoughtfully they arrived at whatever they espouse, or what the
consequences of their actions might bring.

The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with
illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their
illusions is always their victim. ~ Gustave Le Bon

“It is misleading to say that someone chose a dysfunctional
relationship, or any other negative situation in his or her life. Choice
implies consciousness — a high degree of consciousness — without it —
you have no choice. Choice begins the moment you dis-identify from the
mind and its conditioned patterns — the moment you become present. Until
you reach that point — you are unconscious — spiritually speaking.”
from Eckhart Tolle in The Power of Now

“. . . thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of human
existence.” — Eckhart Tolle A New Earth


Thomas Hobbes realized that we are driven by fear to seek even more
power, which frightens others into seeking power for their own
self-defense. The inability to attain total security arises from this
vicious cycle of fear-defense-fear, not from any innate human
aggressiveness or avariciousness. Constant fear of death thus motivates
our chronic state of insecurity and anxiety. So the effect of the
current terrorism increases people’s fears which then increases demands
on government to be more powerful which just causes people to be more
fearful.

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudice and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. ~Marianne Williamson

“It is a man’s world and he built it on sexual aggression. Male domination began in sex and in sex it continues unabated. Woman cannot alter this position by marching with banners or withdrawing from sex. She has tried all the means at her disposal down thru the centuries - non has worked and non will. The solution is now beyond the scope of any personal or social action - only consciousness beyond the person - or divine action can help. . . To find love you have to abandon all your preconceptions - the only way to love is to be available to the new now.” Barry Long - Making Love

“Much as I had done when frightened or upset as a child, I found that
asking questions, tracking down answers as best I could, and then asking
yet more questions was the best way to provide a distance from anxiety
and a framework for understanding.” - An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield
Jamison, p.167

. . . “if we don’t face the fear and anger in ourselves, then we risk
projecting it onto a global sphere. This creates war and massive
suffering in our human family. We must find inner peace before we can
have outer peace.” Dr. Judith Orloff, M.D. - Living Naturally April 09 p.16

“A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson
from a “Return to Love”

Franklin P. Jones says: “Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly
from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.” I’d add that
it is especially hard to take from yourself. Francis Bacon warns us that
we are creatures of pride and arrogance and tend to worship the idols of
our minds. We must for our own interests and of human well-being be
cautious and suspicious of our own errors. So as the famous bumper
sticker says, “Don’t believe everything you think”. Lew Paz says: “
Everyone builds a barrier of defensiveness around their bubble of
belief, whether spiritual, philosophical, or political. They want just
enough truth involved to give them confidence in their belief, yet
refuse to consider anything which demands that they expand their system
of belief to coincide with more extensive validation of what existence
is all about.”

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Brian O’Leary

From Access Consciousness (www.accessconsciousness.com/about.asp). The
target of Access is “clearing” of fixed ideas held in place by energetic
patterns locked in the body and being; usually experienced as “positive
or negative emotional charge” (what we really love or really hate) in
different areas of life acquired from incidents earlier in this life
and/or past lives. If a person is willing to let go of or erase their
fixed point of view that is holding the limitation in place, then
something else can show up.

But there is that in us which doesn’t want to be free; which prefers discipline and acceptance and patriotic local tunes to the wild loose-haired love-music of the world. There is that in us which wishes simply to go along with the crowd, and to blame all naysayers and pelvis-wigglers for rocking our comfortable boat. “Don’t follow leaders,” Bob Dylan warned in “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “Watch the parking meters.” Yet we continue to want to be led, to follow petty warlords and murderous ayatollahs and nationalist brutes, or to suck our thumbs and listen quiescently to nanny states that insist they know what’s best for us. So tyrants abound from Bombay to Mumbai, and even those of us who are notionally free peoples are no longer, for the most part, very rock ‘n’ roll.
from “Step Across This Line” by Salmon Rushdie p. 271

“Fear does not come from the unknown. Fear comes from letting go of the
known.”
J. Krishnamurti - from “The Impossible Question”

As Gary Douglas says; An answer dis-empowers because nothing that
doesn’t match your answer can show up in your life, and you literally
stop the flow of anything coming into your life. Whereas a question
invites the infinite possibilities of the universe for something
different or greater to show up.
“The greatest power is the ability to change, transform and choose.”
Gary Douglas (founder of Access Energy Transformation)

Zhu Xi (1130-1200 AD) interpreted The Great Learning for cultivating
oneself. One first needs to get one’s consciousness clear, which
requires extending knowledge (consciousness), which requires investigating.
Swami Chandrasekharanand Saraswati asks, “What is spirituality?” The
answer he finds is, “Spirituality is self-awareness,
self-responsibilities. You are responsible for yourself. You must
maintain constant, eternal awareness.”

Zhu Xi encourages individual moral responsibility, corresponding to the
emergence of a more market oriented economic system. A system in which
individuals participate in exchanges—a market place of ideas—not one
that seeks to impose from political control. To make our own choices
requires that we be politically free.

I think it was Nietzsche who said that the truth emerges only when we
get as many perspectives as possible.

Professor David Zarefsky emphasizes in Argumentation: The Study of
Effective Reasoning, that arguing about values is difficult, because
they can be highly intense, basic to our world view. But not being able
to argue about values is also dangerous because it leaves us no way to
resolve value conflicts, except by who has the greater force.

Free societies are societies in motion, and with motion comes friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom’s existence. Totalitarian societies seek to replace the many truths of freedom by the one truth of power, be it secular or religious; to halt the motion of society, to snuff out its spark. Unfreedom’s primary purpose is invariably to shackle the mind.
from “Step Across This Line” by Salmon Rushdie p. 215

“There is no vantage point from where real reality can be seen. We are
all looking from the point of view of our own reality tunnels . . .
every reality tunnel might tell us something interesting about our world
- if we are willing to listen.” Robert Anton Wilson explains Quantum
Physics -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEZtw1yt8Kc&feature=rec-HM-fresh...



“My starting point is that our understanding of the world in which we
live is inherently imperfect because we are part of the world we seek to
understand. There may be other factors that interfere with our ability
to acquire knowledge of the natural world, but the fact that we are part
of the world poses a formidable obstacle to the understanding of human
affairs.” The New Paradigm for Financial Markets by George Soros

One way to help seek a broader perpective is thru meditation — dying
into — surrendering the ego — so as to become the infinite quantum space
of cosmic nature.

Evaluating is a creative activity of humanity and we become responsible
for our choices.

Creativity needs passion, aliveness, energy. Creativity needs that you should remain a flow, an intense, passionate flow. – from Osho Book “The Search”

Liberals and conservatives who are so firmly entrenched in their own
arrogances both need to step back, meditate, relax and slowly begin to
face their own fears so that we can begin to repair the damages of the
political struggle for power over others. Our own internal fears and
self-induced repressions mirror the repressions governments inflict on
us. By not using force to achieve political or social goals, these
arrogances are avoided — so that we may evolve more peaceably.

Charles Johnson calls for “epistemological humility” and an egoless
listening to all that is around us”.

“The quicker you are in attaching verbal or mental labels to things,
people, or situations, the more shallow and lifeless your reality
becomes, and the more deadened you become to reality - the miracle of
life that continuously unfolds within and around you . . .” — Eckhart
Tolle A New Earth

We have inherited words that are very ambiguous, hopefully the following
will provide some definition and clarification of terms:

LIBERAL
Quoting David Boaz
“The word liberal, for the defenders of liberty and the rule of law,
spread rapidly. The Whig Party in England came to be called the Liberal
Party. We knew the philosophy of John Locke, Adam Smith, Thomas
Jefferson, and John Stuart Mill as liberalism.

But around 1900 the term liberal underwent a change. People who
supported big government and wanted to limit and control the free market
started calling themselves liberals. The economist Joseph Schumpeter
noted, “As a supreme, if unintended, compliment, the enemies of private
enterprise have thought it wise to appropriate its label.” Thus we now
refer to the philosophy of individual rights, free markets, and limited
government-the philosophy of Locke, Smith, and Jefferson as classical
liberalism.

But classical liberalism is not much of a name for a modern political
philosophy. Some advocates of limited government began using the name of
their old adversaries, “conservative.” But conservatism properly
understood signifies, if not a defense of absolute monarchy and the old
order, at least an unwillingness to change and a desire to preserve the
status quo. It would be odd to refer to free-market capitalism—the most
progressive, dynamic, and ever-changing system the world has ever
known—as conservative. Edward H. Crane has proposed that today’s heirs
of Locke and Smith call themselves “market liberals,” retaining the word
liberal, with its etymological connection with liberty, but reaffirming
the liberal commitment to markets. That term has been well received by
market-liberal intellectuals, but it seems unlikely to catch on with
journalists and the public.

“The 20th century was really the liberal century,” says Kesler, a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, and the editor of the Claremont Review of Books. “Conservatives came on the scene very late--remember, there was no organized conservative movement until William F. Buckley Jr. in the ‘50s--but the liberal effort to expand the state dates back 100 years. What Barack Obama is trying to do is complete an old project.”
Liberalism, Kesler argues, established itself in three distinct stages. The first wave, which Kesler calls “political liberalism,” rolled in just after the turn of the last century.
The liberals in this first wave, also known as progressives, “regarded the Constitution and the old forms of American politics as outmoded,” Kesler says. Whereas the old order valued “tranquility,” a word that appears in the preamble to the Constitution, progressives valued movement, dynamism, change. They wanted “to take the American people in hand, showing them the New Jerusalem.”
President Woodrow Wilson, a leading progressive, spoke often of his “vision,” introducing a term that has now become central to our understanding of presidential politics. Wilson believed, as Kesler puts it, “that to become a leader you have to have a vision of the future and communicate that vision to the unanointed, mass public. You have to make them believe in your prophetic ability.”
The second wave of liberalism, which Kesler calls “economic liberalism,” crashed over the country during the Great Depression, informing Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.
Economic liberals quickly came to consider the original Bill of Rights insufficient. Americans, they believed, needed a second set of rights--economic rights. “A right to a job, a right to health care, a right to a home, a right to an education. All these things,” says Kesler, “became as fundamental to liberals as the rights to ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ that we find in the Declaration of Independence.”
Kesler calls the third wave of liberalism “cultural liberalism.” It roared in during the ‘60s, right along with the birth control pill, psychedelic drugs, no-fault divorce, free love and hippie festivals like Woodstock. Liberals, Kesler argues, now came to believe that “the purpose of government is to take charge of your necessities so you can live in a new kind of freedom, the freedom of liberation, which is really freedom from responsibilities.”
http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/04/obama-liberalism-conservative-opin...

The right term for the advocates of civil society and free markets is
arguably socialist. Thomas Paine distinguished between society and
government, and the libertarian writer Albert Jay Nock summed up all the
things that people do voluntarily—for love or charity or profit—as
“social power,” which is always being threatened by the encroachment of
state power. So we might say that those who advocate social power are
socialists, while those who support state power are statists.

(Jeff Hawkins, author of On Intelligence describes that the evidence of
human history shows that we are basically cooperative in our nature. I
think that this human cooperative root has been subverted by the
historical political institutions of power. We don’t need a strong
government to keep us from killing each other, rather it is the strong
governments that keeps the wars going.)

But alas, the word socialist, like the word liberal, has been claimed by
those who advocate neither civil society nor liberty.”


SOCIALISM
Thus British economist F. J. C. Hearnshaw insists that there are “Six
Essentials” to socialism:
(1) exaltation of the community above the individual
(2) equalization of human conditions
(3) elimination of the capitalist
(4) expropriation of the landlord
(5) extinction of private enterprise
(6) eradication of competition

Professor J. Ellis Barker, author of one of the most exhaustively
documented and scholarly studies on the subject, was as skittish as his
colleagues about tying socialism in any neat, precise, narrow package.
After examining hundreds of Socialist publications, Barker concluded
that it was a political, social, and economic hydra best explained by an
examination of its assumptions:
(1) the labor theory of value -that labor is the only source of wealth
(2) the “Iron Law of Wages”-that the basis of wages is the cost of the
laborer’s subsistence
(3) the “Law of Increasing Misery”-that technological improvements
combined with an increase in capital and production lead to declining wages
(4) the “Surplus Value Doctrine”-that the difference between the value
of what the laborer produces and the cost of his subsistence is surplus
value, which is divided up among capitalists in the form of rent,
interest, and profit
(5) that the laborer is entitled to the entire product of his labor
(6) that existing misery can be abolished not by increasing production
but by altering the distribution of wealth produced
(7) that the capitalist system is responsible for poverty, want, and
unemployment
(8) that there is an inevitable class war between owners and non-owners
(9) that private property is immoral and private wealth a crime
(10) that private property should be abolished
(11) that competition should be replaced by “co-operation”
(12) that the Socialist state will arise by natural development, and
will handle business more efficiently than
do private individuals


Very few people that I’ve met understand the ethics of capitalism, and
economics beyond Marx’s ideas. The understanding people have of
capitalism is through the looking glass of Marxist philosophy.
Quoting Karl Marx:
“Money is the zealous one God of Israel, beside which no other God may
stand. Money degrades all the gods of mankind and turns them into
commodities. Money is the universal and self-contained value set upon
all things. It has therefore robbed the whole world, of both nature and
man, of its original value. Money is the essence of man’s life and work,
which have become alienated from him: this alien monster rules him and
he worships it.
“The God of the Jews has become secularized and is now a worldly God.
The bill of exchange is the Jew’s real God. His God is the illusory bill
of exchange.”

“Marx was going to convince others that he was not only NOT Jewish but
also un-Jewish and he did a pretty good job of it by repeatedly
attacking the Jews in his writing. And, in spite of his anti-Jewishness,
Marx was publicly reproached for his Jewishness by Duhring and Bakunin
and others less prominent — but nevertheless, he was still considered
Jewish (of Jewish ancestry). As intense as his hatred would become he
could never rid himself of the way others saw him.” (Professor Richard
S. Levy, U. of Illinois)


Both the fascist and communist aspects of socialism and christianity
shared this anti-Semitic anti-money obsession. The founding members of
Fabian Socialism perfected the technique first used by Adam
Weishaupt—that of penetrating the Catholic Church and then “boring away
from inside until just an empty husk was left. “ It was called,
“penetration and permeation. “ Apparently neither Weishaupt nor Gollancz
thought Christians would be smart enough to see what was happening.
Gollancz was reported as saying: “Christians are not exactly bright, so
it will be easy for Socialism to lead them down the garden path through
their ideals of brotherly love and social justice.” Fabian Socialism
targeted political, economic and educational organizations, in addition
to the Christian Church.

From Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand:
“Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters: the man who damns
money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.”
“Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. So
long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one
another—their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a
gun.”

From the Communist Manifesto:
5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a
national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

“Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the
Capitalistic System was to debauch the currency. . . Lenin was certainly
right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing
basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all
the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does
it in a manner which not one man in a million can diagnose.” — John
Maynard Keynes quote:

I think the main reason for state socialism’s dominance here was the creation
of The Federal Reserve System. This made it possible to direct the power
of the money printing press into the hands that could then manipulate
the direction the country would go. They aren’t actually printing
money—they are printing debt notes—a poor substitute for real money. The
few powerful people that created the Federal Reserve did so to further
entrench and centralize their own power at the expense of us citizens.
The ones now in control of the “money”, like Rockefeller, who hated
competition and the free market system, helped finance the worldwide
program for a controlled economy through the United Nations. I am
interested to see how this manipulation has affected the Power Distance
Index - by Geert Hofstede -
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/map/hofstede-power-distance-index.html.
I think the centralized fiat banking system has made people less willing
to confront authority - which appears very dangerous in the long run.

“Since 1913, when the Federal Reserve was created by Congress, your
money has lost 96% of its purchasing power due to inflation. The more
“money” the Federal Reserve creates — the less your Federal Reserve
“money” will buy.” (www.libertydollar.org/)
Control of the “money” made it possible to control institutions such as
the FBI and CIA . This power to create money has historically
blackmailed and terrorized both Republican and Democrat parties into a
submissive compliance. It is responsible for the 1930’s depression, And
makes wars economically possible for the Military Industrial Complex to
feed on —warning politicians, university presidents etc. to comply or
die.
As was so eloquently stated by Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee in 1932:

“The sack of the United States by the Fed is the greatest crime in history. Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers, but the truth is the Fed has usurped the government. It controls everything here and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will.”

So it then becomes easy to control how children were “educated”,
and what ideas would be promoted. If Amy Goodman really wanted
“Democracy Now”, she would expose the Federal Reserve System and all the
other government central banks that finance the international terrorism,
but if she did, she’d be out of a job so fast that it would make a spin
doctor’s head spin — faster than an E. Howard Hunt “Magic Bullet” ((see
movie at www.infowars.com — Bush link to Kennedy Assassination by Alex
Jones—(I do not personally know how accurate this information is, but
clearly the government has covered up, mislead us and is keeping
critical information from us—so without more facts, we are left to
speculate)). - ( I also recommend studying JFK And The Unspeakable - Why
He Died & Why It Matters by James W. Douglass - ISBN 978-1-57075-755-6 -
Richard Falk, Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton
University says of this book . . “devastating in its documented
indictment of the dark forces that have long deformed the public life of
this country.”)

So instead, Amy Goodman aims everywhere except at the target. Amy
Goodman, Rush Limbaugh, Noam Chomski etc. are all hired hands working on
the Federal Reserve Plantation picking debt notes to keep the Wizard of
Oz’s machine running.

From “Zeitgeist Addendum”
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7065205277695921912
“It is no measure of health to be adjusted to a profoundly sick society”
J. Krishnamurti

The fractional reserve policy perpetuated by the Fedreal Reserve which
has spread in practice to the great majority of banks in the world is in
fact a system of modern slavery. Just as the Federal Reserve keeps the
American public in a position of indentured servitude through perpetual
debt, inflation, and interest; the World Bank and the International
Monetary Fund serve this role on a global scale.

“We are free! They don’t own my soul - not the intelligence community - not the military - not the oil cartels - not the money whores . . . We are free and that gives us enormous power that we don’t acknowledge And we have to acknowledge our power and use it.” Dr. Steven Greer presents “Contact & Disclosure: The Final Sequence” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0oLJNfs_rM&feature=email

The spiritual decline of the earth is so far advanced that the nations
are in danger of losing the last bit of spiritual energy that makes it
possible to see the decline (taken in relation to the history of
“being”), and to appraise it as such. This simple observation has
nothing to do with Kulturpessimismus, and of course it has nothing to do
with any sort of optimism either; for the darkening of the world, the
flight of the gods, the destruction of the earth, the transformation of
men into a mass, the hatred and suspicion of everything free and
creative, have assumed such proportions throughout the earth that such
childish categories as pessimism and optimism’have long since become
absurd.
—(from: An Introduction to Metaphysics by Martin Heidegger first
published in 1953)

It is certainly true that our age is full of conflicts which generate
war. However, these conflicts do not spring from the operation of the
unhampered market society. It may be permissible to call them economic
conflicts because they concern that sphere of human life which is, in
common speech, known as the sphere of economic activities. But it is a
serious blunder to infer from this appellation that the source of these
conflicts are conditions which develop within the frame of a market
society. It is not capitalism that produces them, but precisely the
anticapitalistic policies designed to check the functioning of
capitalism. They are an outgrowth of the various governments’
interference with business, of trade and migration barriers and
discrimination against foreign labor, foreign products, and foreign capital.
— Ludwig von Mises, Human Action [1949]

Free market capitalism begins with the farmer who is rich enough to save
some seed (capital) to plant next season and have enough left over to
trade with neighbors. The seeds, when planted, make use of (capitalize)
on the nutrients in the ecology of the living soil. This is being
“rich”. Trading with your neighbor is a cooperative exchange where both
benefit.
“Freedom is the right to choose: . . .” — Archibald Macleish Quote
“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated
simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” — Quote by: Charles Mingus

Power struggles occur because the participants feel powerless and they
choose to pursue external power. Power struggles can only occur between
individuals who are pursuing external power. They seek to control each
other. They are in pain. That pain is the pain of powerlessness. Instead
of experiencing that pain, they reach outward in an attempt to rearrange
the world. (p.253 “The Heart of the Soul” by Gary Zukav)

Looking inward rather than outward, finding the source of pain and
changing it into a source of gratitude is the pursuit of authentic
power. Authentic power is the alignment of the personality with the
soul. Creating authentic power is using your will to change your life,
not the lives of others. (p.255 “The Heart of the Soul” by Gary Zukav)

by Butler Shaffer
http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/shaffer189.html
People with varied interests quickly discover the advantages of
organizing themselves into groups to lobby the state for these apparent
benefits. Ego-boundary identities have proven themselves an effective
means of promoting collective ends. Race, religion, ideology, economic
interests, ethnicity, lifestyle, age, nationality, provide just a
handful of grounds upon which to organize mass movements. Those to be
organized into such groupings, as well as those who control the
machinery of the state, develop a symbiotic relationship in the
perpetuation of the political process.

Of course, in order to maintain the seeming effectiveness of such
practices, it is essential that group identities be reinforced. The
boundary lines that separate one group from another (e.g., “employees”
and “employers,” “straights” and “gays,” “Hindus” and “Muslims,” and
other “us” versus “them” categories), must be clearly delineated and
rigorously defended. . . . . Political systems thrive on “crises,” for
they are used to generate the fear that causes men and women to huddle
at the feet of state authorities who – like the “big daddies” of our
childhood – promise to protect us from perceived threats. Any crisis
will do, particularly those that can be seen by some groups as threats
arising from others . . . from Butler Shaffer:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/shaffer189.html

Victor Gollancz, the Socialist publisher, said on many occasions that
Socialism is necessary for world domination: “Socialism centralizes
power and makes individuals completely subject to those who control that
power,” the publisher said.
In 1902, Wallas was teaching outright Socialism at the Philadelphia
University summer sessions. He had been invited to the United States by
wealthy American Socialists who attended Oxford summer schools in 1899
and 1902, the period when the summer school indoctrination classes were
at the height of their popularity with rich Americans who had nothing
better to do. The year 1910 found Wallas as the mentor of American
Socialist leaders like Walter Lippmann, delivering the Lowell Lectures
at Harvard. Graham Wallas was recognized as being among the Big Four
Socialist intellectuals in Britain, and as such, he was sought out by
the American Socialist Ray Stannard Baker, the emissary Colonel Edward
Mandel House was sent to the Paris Peace Conference to represent him,
and find out what the delegates were doing.
Between 1905 and 1910, Graham Wallas wrote “The Great Society” which was
to become the blueprint for President Johnson’s program of the same
name, and which embodied social psychology principles. Wallas made it
very plain, that the object of social psychology was to control human
conduct, thus preparing the masses for the coming Socialist State that
would ultimately lead them into slavery—although he was careful not to
spell it out that far. Wallas became a conduit into the United States
for Fabian Socialists ideas, much of them going into Roosevelt’s’ ‘New
Deal,” written by Socialist Stuart Chase, Kennedy’s “New Frontier”
written by Socialist Henry Wallace and Johnson’s “Great Society” written
by Graham Wallas. From these facts alone, the tremendous impact of
Fabian Socialism upon the American political scene can be gauged.

From Darren M. Staloff: In the early 1900’s, the rise of the modern
mass media and communications industry made changes that helped to
contribute to the growth of mass consumerism. Figures like William
Randolph Hearst helped to introduce the new era of cheap national
newspapers — which were centrally owned and produced for a newly created
national market. The power of such mass print conglomerations,
particularly of public opinion, is well exemplified at the end of the
19th century by Hearst’s role in fomenting the Spanish - American War to
his rather jingoistic depiction of the sinking of the Maine in Havana.
Radio and motion pictures also emerged at this time followed by
television. Each of these media were organized again in the centralized
corporate industrial form. It was the rise of mass media that helped
create a venue for a new scientific advertising—an advertising that was
based on both an understanding of individual and group psychology as
well as a very careful scientific market research, resulting in the
creation of a popular culture of mass consumerism. This is significant
because the same advertising techniques would be deployed in the
political sector, and indeed they were—universally in times of war to
propagate desired information and public attitude.
In subsequent decades the centralized media were used increasingly by
authoritarian regimes. In fact the Nazi state had a ministry of
propaganda headed by a person who claimed to have learned all his
techniques from Madison Avenue advertising firms.

So the powerful groups of socialist theorists used the newly developed
media to mold the liberal- conservative ideologies to be adapted within
a state socialist framework so that the generations since have been weaned on
this mass control ideology. It even appeared that we had a huge range of
choice—all the away from the extremes of left to right—communist to
fascist—like this was the whole political spectrum—no other choices were
needed or available. Thus we had freedom of choice between the left and
right, and so many sensible people chose a moderate position in between
the two extremes where the manipulators of our minds could easily lead
us in our new ideological conformity.
The message of the media was control and we were its object. So we
arrived in a version of Aldus Huxley’s Brave New World long before 1984.
The government meddling with the economy created the Great depression
which was then blamed on the free market. The state socialists would lose
control of us if we chose freedom, free exchange of ideas, and free
markets, so they have effectively destroyed these world-wide and when
they start to appear are quickly subverted and eliminated. World War I
and II firmly established our indoctrined pattern.

In 1941, Mark Starr was appointed vice president of the American
Federation of Teachers, an avante-garde Socialist teachers body of the
day. After taking American citizenship, Starr was named by President
Harry Truman to the United States Advisory Commission, authorized by
Public Act 402, “to advise the State Department and the Congress on the
operation of information centers and libraries maintained by the United
States Government in foreign countries, as well as on the exchange of
students and technical experts. “ This was indeed a “scoop” for
Socialism in the United States!


Through the use of these elite university trained “technical experts”,
the Democrat and Republican administrations prop up tyrants, like the
Shah of Iran, which create fear in the citizens ruled by these American
government supported tyrants which cause these citizens to lash out at
the U.S.A..

From Liberty Against Power by Roy Childs:
David Rockefeller is the symbol of amoral international finance, the
partisan of State Capitalism, bankrolling the most oppressive regimes,
from the Soviet Union [You will have a revolution, a terrible
revolution. What course it takes will depend much on what Mr.
Rockefeller tells Mr. Hague to do. Mr. Rockefeller is a symbol of the
American ruling class and Mr. Hague is a symbol of its political tools.—
Leon Trotsky, in New York Times,December 13, 1938. (Hague was a New
Jersey politician)] to Iran, ever fomenting “business government
partnerships,” which blur the distinction between public and private
sectors. A partner in business with the Shah of Iran—he was the Shah’s
banker, and remains so to this day. Rockefeller befriended the Shah for
more than twenty years, forming a joint banking enterprise with him,
named Chase-Iranian, owned in partnership by the Iranian government and
Chase Manhattan. The Shah also required that all letters of credit
issued to Iran be done through Chase Manhattan, which meant that the
billions of billions of oil revenues which Iran received over the
years—including those since the OPEC price hikes (led by the Shah) in
1973—would be funneled through Chase.
Seeing Rockefeller and Kissinger as symbolic figures—the one, of state
intervention in the economy (using political power to amass economic
power), the other, of an interventionist foreign policy used to cement
“American” interests (setting up a global political order in which power
elites can freely interact with stable governments, no matter how
oppressive)—can help us to understand a great deal of the background to
the Iranian crisis.
Western-trained technocrats armed with the latest gadgets of
macroeconomics, led to fine tuning, forced industrialization,
centrally-planned investment, monetary inflation, price controls and
economic chaos. Even torture was aided by the West: SAVAK, set up as the
Shah’s secret police in 1957, was trained in torture techniques by the
CIA and Israeli Secret Service. Western technicians from Harvard, MIT
and a host of other elite establishment institutions flooded into Iran,
tens of thousands of them, to help the “progress” along. Harvard meant
business when, in 1968, it awarded the Shah an LL.D., claiming that “the
shah is a 20th-century ruler who has found in power a constructive
instrument to advance social and economic revolution in an ancient
land.” In a deep, spiritual sense, the Shah was as much a Harvard man as
Henry Kissinger.
It was all too evident that, with American help, the Shah was wrecking
their economy and their lives. Anti-Americanism began to rise.
Demonstrations and protests began in late 1977 and early 1978, and the
Shah brutally crushed the demonstrators, killing thousands over the
course of the year.
SAVAK, too, stepped up its work, ugly work which saw torture become
rampant. It had become one of the most feared secret police agencies in
the world, numbering some 30,000 to 60,000 employees, holding tens—some
say hundreds of thousands of Iranians prisoner. People were picked up by
SAVAK and swept away, never to be heard from again, in classical
terrorist style. Americans had better face squarely the things our
government has helped to promote.

“Intelligence in the service of madness” — Eckhart Tolle A New Earth

I discovered that there is very little difference between fascism and
communism.

Ernst Nolte writes: “Fascism is anti-Marxism which seeks to destroy the
enemy by the evolvement of a radically opposed and yet related ideology
and by the use of almost identical and yet typically modified methods,
always, within the unyielding framework of national self-assertion and
autonomy. This definition implies that without Marxism there is no
fascism, that fascism is at the same time closer to and further from
communism than is liberal anti-communism, that it necessarily shows at
least an inclination toward a radical ideology, that fascism should
never be said to exist in the absence of at least the rudiments of an
organization and propaganda comparable to those of Marxism.” From: The
Scientific Origins of National Socialism by Daniel Gasman

Fascism differs from socialism and communism in that it relies at least
nominally, on capitalism. It quickly becomes far removed from
traditional American private enterprise in the hands of the politicians
and bureaucrats.
Dr. Charlotte Twight in her book, America’s Emerging Fascist Economy
warns that “Government licensing, government contracts, wage and price
controls, manipulation of the money supply, rationing all of these are
overt mechanisms creating actual, tangible economic dependence. A more
subtle consequence of fascism is to make people psychologically
dependent on the government for their economic well being. As a fascist
government increasingly usurps the functions of private enterprise in
providing such daily necessities of its citizens as health care, food,
housing, energy, and insurance, the individual becomes acutely aware
that his survival is dependent upon governmental decisions that he as an
individual cannot significantly influence.”

A definition of Fascism
A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a
dictator, stringent socio-economic controls, suppression of the
opposition through terror and censorship, and typically, a policy of
belligerent nationalism and racism.
Some identifying characteristics of fascism:
powerful nationalism
distain for human rights
supremacy of the military
citizens controlled by fear
obsession with National Security (NSA, CIA, Homeland Security)
religion mixed with government
corporate power protected
rampant cronyism and corruption
fraudulent elections

Nazism, officially in German as National Socialism - (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers to the ideology and practices of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party or NSDAP under Adolf Hitler, and the policies adopted by the dictatorial government of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Nazism is often considered by scholars to be a form of fascism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism


From: European Thought and Culture in the 20th Century by Professor
Lloyd Kramer: the 20th century “State” was an administrative structure
increasingly dominated by a bureaucracy which was empowered to regulate
and integrate the economy and provide social welfare service. Theorists
of the Frankfurt School called this new structure of the state, State
Monopoly Capitalism and its cause was championed in the U.S. by Social
Democrats, Progressives, New Dealers, and by European Socialists.

The Mystery of Fascism
by David Ramsay Steele
Before turning 30, Mussolini was elected to the National Executive
Committee of the Socialist Party, and made editor of its daily paper,
Avanti! The paper’s circulation and Mussolini’s personal popularity grew
by leaps and bounds.
Mussolini’s election to the Executive was part of the capture of control
of the Socialist Party by the hard-line Marxist left, with the expulsion
from the Party of those deputies (members of parliament) considered too
conciliatory to the bourgeoisie. The shift in Socialist Party control
was greeted with delight by Lenin and other revolutionaries throughout
the world.
From 1912 to 1914, Mussolini was the Ché Guevara of his day, a living
saint of leftism. Handsome, courageous, charismatic, an erudite Marxist,
a riveting speaker and writer, a dedicated class warrior to the core, he
was the peerless duce of the Italian Left. He looked like the head of
any future Italian socialist government, elected or revolutionary.
Fascism was a movement with its roots primarily in the left. Its leaders
and initiators were secular-minded, highly progressive intellectuals,
hard-headed haters of existing society and especially of its most
bourgeois aspects.
There were also non-leftist currents which fed into Fascism; the most
prominent was the nationalism of Enrico Corradini. This anti-liberal,
anti-democratic movement was preoccupied with building Italy’s strength
by accelerated industrialization. Though it was considered right wing at
the time, Corradini called himself a socialist, and similar movements in
the Third World would later be warmly supported by the left . . .


“You will not have any doubt that psychological time is a mental disease
if you look at its collective manifestations. They occur, for example,
in the form of ideologies such as communism, national socialism or any
nationalism, or rigid religious belief systems which operate under the
implicit assumption that the highest good lies in the future and that
therefore the end justifies the means.
The end is an idea, a point in the mind projected future when salvation
in whatever form; happiness, fulfillment, equality, liberation, and so
on will be attained. Not infrequently, the means of getting there are
the enslavement, torture and murder of people in the present.
For example it is estimated that as many as fifty million people where
murdered to further the cause of communism — to bring about a better
world in Russia, China, and other countries. This is a chilling example
of how belief in a future heaven creates a present hell. Can there be
any doubt that psychological time is a serious and dangerous mental
illness ? How does this mind pattern operate in your life ?” . . . .

. . . The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an
inner psychic pollution —millions of unconscious individuals not taking
responsibility for their inner space . . .

“In the normal mind identified, or unenlightened state of consciousness,
the power and infinite creative potential that lie concelled in the now
are completely obscured by psychological time. Your life then looses its
vibrancy, its freshness, its sense of wonder” . . .
from Eckhart Tolle in The Power of Now




Closing thoughts:
In our dynamic cooperative cumulative endeavors; our knowledge,
creativity, strength of character, human goodness, integrities need to
be drawn upon so that we can live in productive, nurturing
peace—together—now. So please for your own well being and for all of us,
do your own crucial political work by learning from history, cultivating
oneself—learning to be — now, meditating—now . . . facing your own fears—
now, caring for yourself — without doing harm to others. Body work such
as massages, exercises, Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong are very helpful—even
necessary.

“Real transformation is rare and depends upon whether you can become
present enough to dissolve the past by accessing the power of the now” .
. .from Eckhart Tolle in The Power of Now

Learning to be responsible and do your own intellectual work also to do
no harm (ahimsa), intentionally or otherwise, to others while avoiding
being harmed yourself — a great challenge in these very harmful times
since, for example, the taxes citizens all around the world are forced
to pay include many harmful, corrupt aspects.

An ethical response to all the political corruption; in the tradition of
Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Dalai Lama is the
Libertarian Pledge:
I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I DO NOT BELIEVE IN OR ADVOCATE THE INITIATION OF
FORCE AS A MEANS OF ACHIEVING POLITICAL OR SOCIAL GOALS.

We are foolish to depend on government or religeous representatives to
do our own work in this regard, since historically they have been the
main agents of the long history of war. There is no peace with strong
governments and weak people. There is no power vacuum if we each realize
our own power and responsibilities—perhaps re-inventing something like
the Chinese Self-Strengthening Movement of the late 1800’s at the
individual self level of society. (The Chinese people would do well to
instill in their leaders the compassion displayed by the Dalai Lama.)
from: Words of Truth A Prayer Composed by: His Holines Tenzin Gyatso The
Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet
“... Those unrelentingly cruel ones, objects of compassion,
Maddened by delusion’s evils,
wantonly destroy themselves and others;
May they achieve the eye of wisdom,
knowing what must be done and undone,
And abide in the glory of friendship and love.”


As Gandhi said “ Non-violence in its dynamic condition does not mean
meek submission to the will of an evil-doer, but it means the putting of
one’s soul against the will of the tyrant”.
“Even the most powerful cannot rule without the cooperation of the ruled.”
Mohandas Gandhi

Richard Greeg wrote in The Power of Nonviolence “ Nonviolent resistance
does not break the opponents’ will but alters it; does not destroy his
confidence, enthusiasm and hope, but transfers them to a finer purpose.”

“The change now required must come from within ourselves, within our
thinking — a shift in our attitude toward information itself. The
information we choose is the information we serve. Like electricity,
information is polarized; it is either creative or destructive.
Destructive information is not evil; it is simply programmed to destroy
... ”The human mind ... is designed to operate on the creative,
energy-rich currents of living information. Destructive informational
currents distort and eventually block its perception . . . . “We are
embodiments of the universe’s truth, products of its creativity,
interpretive mechanisms it has placed here to experience and enjoy
dimensional life. Our human biocircuitry is designed to create, but
until we clearly understand the vital distinction between forms of truth
and truth’s living reality, our bodies’ higher creative functions cannot
be activated.” Ken Carey, “Where Do We Draw the Line?,” from Solstice
Shift, edited by John Nelson (Hampton Roads, 1997)

From The Heart of the Soul by Gary Zukav & Linda Francis: “The pursuit
of external power—the ability to manipulate and control—is insisting
that the circumstances you prefer are perfect for others. It creates
only violence and destruction. Honoring the preferences of others
creates harmony, sharing, and cooperation. It reveres Life. That is the
pursuit of authentic power—the alignment of the personality with the soul.
Judging your circumstances to be imperfect keeps you from seeing clearly
the choices that you have made—the choices that created your
circumstances. In other words, it prevents you from taking
responsibility for your circumstances.”

When we are shallow, we contribute to a shallow world. When we patiently
explore, we discover life can have depth. We can follow the longing for
truth that calls to all hearts.

. . . keeping your eyes to that which unfolds within you — now . . .

Humanity — ones only religion. Breath — ones only prayer, and
consciousness — ones only god . . . consciousness am I . . . remain the
same forever . . . your essential self . . . it is towards this end you
must work.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gue0XmItCOI
Meditation and Yoga ancient origins - Yogiraj Siddhanath

Let’s get to work, we’ll all feel much better—then we can more truly
enjoy being human while singing and dancing together and caring for
widening circles of loved ones . . .

Robert Heinlein wrote in Time Enough for Love, “The more you love, the
more you can love---and the more intensely you love. Nor it there any
limit on how many you can love.

“To find love you have to abandon all your preconceptions. The only way
to love is to be available to the new now.” from Making Love by Barry Long

I think the failure of the existing financial system is natural due to
its corrupt basis in the international fiat money system and is only
fearful to those who cling to the past. I am hopeful that real values
can now be established to trade upon to build secure, peacefully
energized communities.

my vision . . . i view people being able to freely & spontaneously share
& exchange ideas, talents, in all sorts of overlapping, creative
endeavors, feeling the wondrous deep joys of community & belonging.

Knowing the security of family & friends in the real love connections
that true trust in oneself & others - - which is possible — now if we
live with & nurture our courageous integrities - - open to our ethical,
spiritual individual ahimsa striving consciousnesses - with true respect
for the lovely beingness of each of us — now in our precious individual
lives . . .

“Can you hear the babies calling . . . the children . . . 20,000 generations waiting to come behind us here. So it is our sacred obligation to establish a firm direction for this planet in peace, sustainability - protecting gaia, and the biosphere and creating the world of our vision - and this is why we are on this planet today.”
Dr. Steven Greer presents “Contact & Disclosure: The Final Sequence” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0oLJNfs_rM&feature=email


The specific manifestations are not possible for me to imagine now
because when these kinds of creative energies are free -- the outcomes i
expect to be beyond what i can envision. I can just expect to be
surprised, thrilled, delighted and awed . . . :-))

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Comment by chris macrae on May 12, 2009 at 1:49pm
Thank you for your thoughtful piece. Myself I am comfier with the word community, so leave it to others to question many of your detailed conversation points. What I know is I want hi-trust and sustainable communities all around my daughter as she grows up, I am not sure I know what socialism being all around her means

What I also want is :

informed and open optimists to win out over misinforming or (uncurious) pessimists and any who apply rules blindly

a curriuculum of systems mappin g accessible at every age since while I am an optimist by nature, I know that systems compound consequences- and the global designs we have followed for decades now compound so much conflict that they have no chance of sustainability if we fail to urgently make a mid-course correction as the first generation to be more globally connected than separated
Comment by Nicholas Truske on May 12, 2009 at 9:36pm
Thank you too dear Chris,
I also love community - i crave it - seek connections - feel deep joy, comfort, satisfaction, peace, love of communing. I have worked for years to learn about - develop trust in myself and to extend trust as possible - to develop intuitions.
Yes the global designs we have followed, been forced to follow from authoritarian government ideologies is not sustainable. These institutions appear to have no trust in our human nature. We are perceived to be violent, aggressive, greedy beings that cannot be trusted - or allowed to pursue unguided self-sustaining - community sustaining pursuits.
We are forced to support fear based manipulative government policies that feed on centralizing power to those who rule over our lives. We fight their insane wars that keep people terrified of their neighbors. Divide and conquer has worked for centuries. This is a beastly - pessimistic mind set. The optimistic human aspects of our beings has been repressed. I am working to liberate so that we can enjoy sustainable - abundant lives rich in healthy love and respect for all life and nature.

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