By: The Voice of Reason |
To describe the video below, ironically from 1984, The Daily Steeple writes:
He’s one of the original conspiracy theorists… referred to by many is a quack or a nut for his non-mainstream views of government. Today his ‘theories’ have been proven to be 100% fact.
Watch this short video of Ron Paul recorded on September 6, 1984 and don’t ever say we weren’t warned. It’s now common knowledge that federal government computers are routinely used to compare lists… Computer surveillance seems appropriate for 1984, and unfortunately, the wave of the future.
The irony is that it’s done by an administration that brags about its limited government philosophy. And the little condemnation we hear comes from those that would involve government in every jot and tittle of our economic lives. Why is it that it’s so difficult to defend freedom consistently across the board?
As you’ll learn in the video below, all of our wortst fears are coming true. The FBI’s new Biometric database being developed right now will not only contain fingerprints – it will also store millions of facial recognition photographs, voice recognition data, iris scans and even DNA profiles. It’s important to note: The feds are relying on state and local agencies to collect much of the data,, so by electing the right peopel at the local and state level we can still stop this Orwellian nightmare.
The state of most media today is sad, pitiful, and hopelessly unbelievable. From BBC to the New York Times, any semblance of believability is gone. What makes matters worse though, are what amount to popularity factions in social media. The information world has never been so polarized, while the public sinks into a kind of neo-tribalism. Vladimir Putin is the fall guy, Barack Obama a joke of history, and the new candidates for President of the United States caricatures of leadership for the most part. If only Bernie Sanders could turn out to be something other than a wolf in sheep’s clothing, maybe we’d have a chance!
Not many are aware that George Orwell, of whom journalists today parrot out “Orwellian” this or that, actually fought in the Spanish Civil War. Looking more deeply into the situation we face today, it’s an easy thing to draw parallels between my “factions” at one another’s throats, and those fascists, communists, and the various brigades mirrors American disjointedness. The fear, suspicion, hatred, and even the censored newspapers of Spain in 1936, emit an echo not only in America, but across European capitals now. “Orwellian” in the 1984 sense, is the threshold at which our societies are perched now.
Though Orwell developed a sort of Stalin-phobia during his time in Spain, his later work, 1984 reflects well, not some Soviet robot society, but a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism. At the time of its publishing, Orwell intended the dystopian novel to feature what communism would be like in the English speaking countries. Ironically the parallels today are vivid, only Britain seem to have annexed America, rather than the other way around. The same perpetual war goes on, only the nuclear aspect has yet to materialize.
Big Brother, as we all know, watches intently while pulling the strings on the Ministry of Peace (US State Department), the Ministry of Plenty (Federal Reserve Bank), the Ministry of Love (Homeland Security), and the Ministry of Truth (BBC & CNN).
Some of you may be recalling a scene from the film “Matrix” by now. That “splinter” in Neo’s mind that Morpheus calls to question, the ever present pondering “what’s really going on?” – it’s eating at some of your right at this moment. How can it be that life is so closely mimicking anti-Utopian fantasy? But the looking glass does not reflect simply a fraction of 1984 back into our brains – there’s Orwell’s “doublethink” – to think about. Doublethink is part of a construct of so-called Oligarchical Collectivism, essentially claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts.
A clear case of this exists as western leaders continually contending “Putin did it, “contrary to any proof of the Russian president’s complicity. Yes, it sinks in now doesn’t it? It’s as if someone or some group had read 1984 and set about turning the novel into reality. The perpetual conflict over the so-called “disputed border areas” in between Orwell’s Oceana (America and Britain), Eurasia (an expanded USSR), and EastAsia (China and etc.), we see it exists in the real and in the now. Now I will show you instances of “doublethink” which are symptomatic.
The dead children on litters in hospitals across the disputed Donbass region of Ukraine, those unfortunate kids were Putin’s fault too, even though the shell fragments in their tiny little bodies came from NATO backed artillery. The propaganda and one sided coverage of these and other events, it’s unbelievably Orwellian in nature. The Big Brother situation has gotten so bad that even White House controlled media like TIME Magazine has been forced to at least mention Barack Obama’s paranoia for control. As author Justin Lynch put it in 2014:
“According to ProPublica, the Obama administration has filed eight cases under the Espionage Act, which criminalizes disclosing information harmful to national security. Before the Obama administration, only three known cases had ever been charged under the act.”
What we see going on today is a reflection of what Orwell explained as the state protecting its iron clad power with constant and degrading propaganda. Gary Spina, in an article at the Independent Sentinel, goes a step further in describing what has happened since Barack Obama took office. Spina begins his article with:
“When future historians write about the decline and fall of the United States of America, they will write of the Orwellian World of Barack Hussein Obama and the gullibility of the masses who suffered under his tyranny.”
Even 5 years ago anyone who uttered such words was labeled a lunatic conspiracy theorist. Now we see beneath the glimmering hot spotlight our own gullibility, that of our neighbors. In America caricatures of psychopathic liars compete as candidates for the highest office on Earth. A proven liar and corporate puppet, vies for president alongside a billionaire credit junkie. Hillary Clinton wreaks of dishonesty and carelessness, but it’s Donald Trump that reveals America’s real leadership illness. People are still so uninformed, so uneducated as to believe that Trump is a patented success, a so-called “self made man.” Trump, like Clinton and Obama, is nothing more than a puppet to the bankers.
This article from back in 1990 shows us behind the curtain of the big TRUMP lie. “The Donald”, you see, is propped up by a huge credit card issued from the top tier investors. Donald Trump, while masquerading as a revolutionary bent on reforming the United States, is in fact the embodiment of Orwell’s character O’Brien, the Thought Police plant. Trump decries Obama’s government, while at the same time depending on the very system that has poisoned the American Dream. If Hillary is a self centered psychopath, then Trump is an even more devious blood sucker who’ll utterly ruin America’s reputation.
This Quartz report shows some of Trump’s “Muslim” backing, including Saudi Prinace Alwaleed’s buyouts of failed Trump properties back in 1990. Trump’s membership to the credit junkie club of puppet leadership is a direct linkage. Investments in Blackrock Inc., which was spawned by Jacob Rothschild’s Blackstone, connections with George Soros, Scotiabank, Evercore Partnership, Protego, Kissinger Associates and the controversial AIG insurance group, and hundreds of subsidiary dealings with notorious investment banking entities cast Trump in the LEAST presidential light imaginable.
ven though his operations are veiled beneath hundreds of subsidiaries and holding companies, documents like this one from the Luxembourgish SICAV fund reveal investment ties to companies and funds managed or operated by Rothschild constituents around the world. Trump invests in Obsidian Fund, and SICAV does via the sub-management of none other than Edmond de Rothschild Investment Advisors.
A newspaper editor commented to me the other day; “Phil, I am floating in opinion and editorial pieces. I need some reporting with on the ground facts.” I thought to myself; “Doesn’t everyone?” If mainstream media is losing money hand over fist, and if propaganda is all the rage, then how can even the best citizen journalists compete? With no budget, and only resourcefulness and determination to go on, logic and verifiable digital documentation is the only truth. Let’s face it, most of the news is either made up, or it’s simply misguided mediocrity. This is where 1984 becomes 2016. A recent New Yorker article offers a stinging reality check, and I quote:
“Nineteen Eighty-Four” begins on a cold April morning in a deteriorated London, the major city of Airstrip One, a province of Oceania, where, despite advances in technology, the weather is still lousy and residents endure a seemingly endless austerity.”
No choice. All the power and decision making vested at the pinnacle, and none to the people down below. Lies, deceit, the numbing drone of advertorial, death, war, and taxes for the little people, this is our reality. We suffer largely in silence, our complaints muffled or subdued by cheering at the Super Bowl, or at some FIFA football match. The fear we suffer is baked in the ovens of the Ministry of Love. Future presidents are lent the billions via our Ministry of Plenty. And the Ministry of Peace performs just the opposite function, handing out bread in Kiev, while the Nazis cock and prepare their weapons. As for the Ministry of Truth, once proud journalists are forced by Big Brother, to stab a cold needle inside our heads —- injecting the notion that “maybe” is enough to convict. And now you see, the catastrophic evil unfolding.
Our only hope is revolution. Sergeant Dire in the video below seems to have the idea…
The study looked at the effects on dissenting opinions online after citizens were reminded of government surveillance. Disturbingly it found that nearly all participants suppressed their real thoughts and feelings.
The “spiral of silence” is a well-researched phenomenon in which people suppress unpopular opinions to fit in and avoid social isolation. It has been looked at in the context of social media and the echo-chamber effect, in which we tailor our opinions to fit the online activity of our Facebook and Twitter friends. But this study adds a new layer by explicitly examining how government surveillance affects self-censorship.
Participants in the study were first surveyed about their political beliefs, personality traits and online activity, to create a psychological profile for each person. A random sample group was then subtly reminded of government surveillance, followed by everyone in the study being shown a neutral, fictional headline stating that U.S. airstrikes had targeted the Islamic State in Iraq. Subjects were then asked a series of questions about their attitudes toward the hypothetical news event, such as how they think most Americans would feel about it and whether they would publicly voice their opinion on the topic. The majority of those primed with surveillance information were less likely to speak out about their more nonconformist ideas, including those assessed as less likely to self-censor based on their psychological profile.
Elizabeth Stoycheff, lead researcher of the study, finds the results very disturbing.
CAN YOU BLAME PEOPLE FOR SUPPRESSING THOUGHT?
DID YOU KNOW THE NSA HAS TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN READ THE HARD DRIVE OF A COMPUTER THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET, NEVER BEEN PLUGGED IN TO AN AC OUTLET, AND SITS UNDER A PILE OF BOOKS IN A MOUNTAIN GETAWAY? IT CAN!
NOTHING IS PRIVATE!
We live in the United States of Surveillance–with cameras increasingly positioned on street corners and with much more invisible spying online and on the phone. Anyone who is paying attention knows that privacy could be out the window. All of this is not happening by accident -well funded powerful agencies and companies are engaged in the business of keeping tabs on what we do, what we say, and what we think.
To many in the world, today, the face of America also has A BIG NOSE for sniffing and sifting mountains of dataâ€”phone calls, emails and texts. And with many mouths silenced by paranoia to keep what they decide is secret, secret. America has become a Surveillance-Industrial State where everyoneâ€™s business has become its business, and where one huge US intelligence Agency has been given the sanction and unlimited amounts of money to spy on the whole world.
Mass Surveillance is the focus of this new 6 part investigative documentary series (included as one video below) examining who is watching whom and why.
THE FOLLOWING, IS AS DISTURBING A DOCUMENTARY AS ONE CAN EXPECT TO WATCH…
“So many people I’ve talked with say they don’t care about online surveillance because they don’t break any laws and don’t have anything to hide. And I find these rationales deeply troubling,” she told the Washington Post.
According to Stoycheff, it is those who hold the “nothing to hide” belief that are most likely to self-censor.
“The fact that the ‘nothing to hide’ individuals experience a significant chilling effect speaks to how online privacy is much bigger than the mere lawfulness of one’s actions. It’s about a fundamental human right to have control over one’s self-presentation and image, in private, and now, in search histories and metadata,” Stoycheff said.
“It concerns me that surveillance seems to be enabling a culture of self-censorship because it further disenfranchises minority groups. And it is difficult to protect and extend the rights of these vulnerable populations when their voices aren’t part of the discussion. Democracy thrives on a diversity of ideas, and self-censorship starves it,” she continued. “Shifting this discussion so Americans understand that civil liberties are just as fundamental to the country’s long-term well-being as thwarting very rare terrorist attacks is a necessary move.”
What this study shows is that government surveillance is the lubricant covering the slope that leads down to tyranny. Its chilling effect is only going to result in a more rapid depletion of liberty.
If the American people are too afraid to speak their minds, and express what their guts are telling them is right, how can the liberties that the Bill of Rights and Constitution seek to protect exist within society?
I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under.– Edward Snowden
THE VOICE OF REASON is the pen name of Michael DePinto, a graduate of Capital University Law School, and an attorney in Florida. Having worked in the World Trade Center, along with other family and friends, Michael was baptized by fire into the world of politics on September 11, 2001. Michael’s political journey began with tuning in religiously to whatever the talking heads on television had to say, then Michael became a “Tea-Bagging” activist as his liberal friends on the Left would say, volunteering within the Jacksonville local Tea Party, and most recently Michael was sworn in as an attorney. Today, Michael is a major contributor to www.BeforeItsNews.com, he owns and operates www.thelastgreatstand.com, where Michael provides what is often very ‘colorful’ political commentary, ripe with sarcasm, no doubt the result of Michael’s frustration as he feels we are witnessing the end of the American Empire. The topics Michael most often weighs in on are: Martial Law, FEMA Camps, Jade Helm, Economic Issues, Government Corruption, and Government Conspiracy.