Word. Billy Meier is the man.
Word. Billy Meier is the man.
Good stuff, great pictures.
Living outside of property tax laws is pretty much illegal now. They’ll wait until a homesteader leaves for the grocery store and Waco his house and livestock in his absence.
“…World War I broke out in the summer of 1914. Nineteen-hundred and fourteen was the year in which World War One broke out. There are few people here my age who remember that. Now that war was waged on one side by Great Britain, France, and Russia; and on the other side by Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey. What happened?
Within two years Germany had won that war: not alone won it nominally, but won it actually. The German submarines, which were a surprise to the world, had swept all the convoys from the Atlantic Ocean, and Great Britain stood there without ammunition for her soldiers, stood there with one week’s food supply facing her — and after that, starvation.
At that time, the French army had mutinied. They lost 600,000 of the flower of French youth in the defense of Verdun on the Somme. The Russian army was defecting. They were picking up their toys and going home, they didn’t want to play war anymore, they didn’t like the Czar. And the Italian army had collapsed.
Now Germany — not a shot had been fired on the German soil. Not an enemy soldier had crossed the border into Germany. And yet, here was Germany offering England peace terms. They offered England a negotiated peace on what the lawyers call a status quo ante basis. That means: “Let’s call the war off, and let everything be as it was before the war started.”
Well, England, in the summer of 1916 was considering that. Seriously! They had no choice. It was either accepting this negotiated peace that Germany was magnanimously offering them, or going on with the war and being totally defeated.
While that was going on, the Zionists in Germany, who represented the Zionists from Eastern Europe, went to the British War Cabinet and — I am going to be brief because this is a long story, but I have all the documents to prove any statement that I make if anyone here is curious, or doesn’t believe what I’m saying is at all possible — the Zionists in London went to the British war cabinet and they said: “Look here. You can yet win this war. You don’t have to give up. You don’t have to accept the negotiated peace offered to you now by Germany. You can win this war if the United States will come in as your ally.”
The United States was not in the war at that time. We were fresh; we were young; we were rich; we were powerful. They [Zionists] told England: “We will guarantee to bring the United States into the war as your ally, to fight with you on your side, if you will promise us Palestine after you win the war.”
In other words, they made this deal: “We will get the United States into this war as your ally. The price you must pay us is Palestine after you have won the war and defeated Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey.”
Now England had as much right to promise Palestine to anybody, as the United States would have to promise Japan to Ireland for any reason whatsoever. It’s absolutely absurd that Great Britain — that never had any connection or any interest or any right in what is known as Palestine — should offer it as coin of the realm to pay the Zionists for
bringing the United States into the war.
However, they made that promise, in October of 1916. October, nineteen hundred and sixteen. And shortly after that — I don’t know how many here remember it — the United States, which was almost totally pro-German — totally pro-German — because the newspapers here were controlled by Jews, the bankers were Jews, all the media of mass communications in this country were controlled by Jews, and they were pro-German because their people, in the majority of cases came from
Germany, and they wanted to see Germany lick the Czar…”
Read Full Speech at Dark Politricks
Is this what happens to people who simply don’t wish to contribute to the psychopathic society of the controlling elite? For those of you on the road in the U$A: Everything that happens in England happens in amerikkka 5 years later.
Riot police have used axes to smash through fences to evict dozens of traveller families living illegally on the Dale Farm site in Essex.
Protesters retaliated by hurling missiles at police who had fired Tasers when the eviction got underway at the rear of the illegal camp just after sunrise this morning. Talks that were going on at the front gate are thought to have been a police distraction.
Anarchists used motorcycle D-locks to chain themselves by the neck to ruined cars but police used their shields to barge protesters aside as they marched deeper into the site.
Electricity was cut and moments later a caravan was set alight, sending flames and thick black smoke into the air. After a 90-minute stand off the police made another push into the site at 9.25am and scaled the scaffolding at the entrance to the camp…”
- Read Full Article at Sott.net
"They vowed you would never know.
“…B. The Programs
Before examining each program in detail, some general observations may be useful. Each of the five domestic COINTELPROs had certain traits in common. As noted above, each program used techniques learned from the Bureau’s wartime efforts against hostile foreign agents. Each sprang from frustration with the perceived inability of law enforcement to deal with what the Bureau believed to be a serious threat to the country. Each program depended on an intensive intelligence effort to provide the information used to disrupt the target groups.
The programs also differ to some extent. The White Hate program, for example, was very precisely targeted; each of the other programs spread to a number of groups which do not appear to fall within any clear parameters. 67 In fact, with each subsequent COINTELPRO, the targeting became more diffuse.
The White Hate COINTELPRO also used comparatively few techniques which carried a risk of serious physical, emotional, or economic damage to the targets, while the Black Nationalist COINTELPRO used such techniques extensively. The New Left COINTELPRO, on the other hand, had the highest proportion of proposals aimed at preventing the exercise of free speech. Like the progression in targeting, the use of dangerous, degrading, or blatantly unconstitutional techniques also appears to have become less restrained with each subsequent program.
1. CPUSA. — The first official COINTELPRO program, against the Communist Party, USA, was started in August 1956 with Director Hoover’s approval. Although the formal program was instituted in 1956, COINTELPRO-type activities had gone on for years. The memorandum recommending the program refers to prior actions, constituting “harassment,” which were generated by the field during the course of the Bureau’s investigation of the Communist Party.” These prior actions were instituted on all ad hoc basis as the opportunity arose. As Sullivan testified, “[Before 1956] we were engaged in COINTELPRO tactics, divide, confuse, weaken in diverse ways, all organization. . . . [Before 1956] it, was more sporadic. It depended on a given office. . . .” 69
In 1956, a series of field conferences was held to discuss the development of new security informants. The Smith Act trials and related proceedings had exposed over 100 informants, leaving the Bureau’s intelligence apparatus in some disarray. During the field conferences, a formal counterintelligence program was recommended, partly because of the gaps in the informant ranks. 70
Since the Bureau had evidence that until the late 1940s the CPUSA had been “blatantly” involved in Soviet espionage, and believed that the Soviets were continuing to use the Party for “political and intelligence purposes,” 71 there was no clear line of demarcation in the Bureau’s switch from foreign to domestic counterintelligence. The initial areas of concentration were the use of informants to capitalize on the conflicts within the Party over Nikita Khrushchev’s denunciation of Stalin; to prevent the CP’s efforts to take over (via a merger) a broad-based socialist group; to encourage the Socialist Workers Party in its attacks on the CP; and to use the IRS to investigate underground CP members who either failed to file, or filed under false names.
As the program proceeded, other targets and techniques were developed, but until 1960 the CPUSA targets were Party members, and the techniques were aimed at the Party organization (factionalism, public exposure, etc.)
2. The 1960 Expansion. — In March 1960, CPUSA COINTELPRO field offices received a directive to intensify counterintelligence efforts to prevent Communist infiltration (“COMINFIL”) of mass organizations, ranging from the NAACP 72 to a local scout troop. 73 The usual technique would be to tell a leader of the organization about the alleged Communist in its midst, the target, of course, being the alleged Communist rather than the organization. In an increasing number of cases, however, both the alleged Communist and the organization were targeted, usually by planting a news article about Communists active in the organization. For example, a newsman was given information about Communist participation in a SANE march, with the express purpose being to discredit SANE as well as the participants, and another newspaper was alerted to plans of Bettina Aptheker to join a United Farm Workers picket line. 74 The 1960 “COMINFIL” memorandum marks the beginning of the slide from targeting CP members to those allegedly under CP “influence” (such civil right’s leaders as Martin Luther King, Jr.) to “fellow travelers” (those, taking positions supported by the Communists, such as school integration, increased minority hiring, and opposition to HUAC.) 75
3. Socialist Workers Party. — The Socialist Workers Party (“SWP”) COINTELPRO program was initiated on October 12, 1961, by the headquarters supervisor handling the SWP desk (but with Hoover’s concurrence) apparently on a theory of even-handed treatment: if the Bureau has a program against the CP, it was only fair to have one against the Trotskyites. (The COINTELPRO unit chief, in response to a question about why the Bureau targeted the SWP in view of the fact that the SWP’s hostility to the Communist Party had been useful in disrupting the CPUSA, answered, “I do not think that the Bureau discriminates against subversive organizations.”) 76
The program was not given high priority — only 45 actions were approved — and was discontinued in 1969, two years before the other four programs ended. (The SWP program was then subsumed in the New Left COINTELPRO.) Nevertheless, it marks an important departure from the CPUSA COINTELPRO: although the-SWP had contacts with foreign Trotskyite groups, there was no evidence that the SWP was involved in espionage. These were, in C. D. Brennans phrase, “home grown tomatoes.” 77 The Bureau has conceded that the SWP has never been engaged in organizational violence, nor has it taken any criminal steps toward overthrowing the country. 78
Nor does the Bureau claim the SWP was engaged in revolutionary acts. The Party was targeted for its rhetoric; significantly, the originating letter points to the SWPs “open” espousal of its line, “through running candidates for public office” and its direction and/or support of “such causes as Castro’s Cuba and integration problems arising in the South.” Further, the American people had to be alerted to the fact that “the SWP is not just another socialist group but follows the revolutionary principles of Marx, Lenin, and Engles as interpreted by Leon Trotsky.” 79
Like the CPUSA COINTELPRO, non-Party members were also targeted, particularly when the SWP and the Young Socialist Alliance (the SWP’s youth group) started to co-sponsor antiwar marches. 80
4. White Hate. — The Klan COINTELPRO began on July 30, 1964, with the transfer of the “responsibility for development of informants and gathering of intelligence on the KKK and other hate groups” from the General Investigative Division to the Domestic Intelligence Division. The memorandum recommending the reorganization also suggested that, “counterintelligence and disruption tactics be given further study by DID and appropriate recommendations made.” 81
Accordingly, on September 2, 1964, a directive was sent to seventeen field offices instituting a COINTELPRO against Klan-type and hate organizations “to expose, disrupt, and otherwise neutralize the activities of the various Klans and hate organizations, their leadership, and adherents.” 82 Seventeen Klan organizations and nine “hate” organizations (e.g., American Nazi Party, National States Rights Party, etc.) were listed as targets. The field offices were also instructed specifically to consider “Action Groups” — “the relatively few individuals in each organization who use strong arm tactics and violent actions to achieve their ends.” 83 However, counterintelligence proposals were not to be limited to these few, but were to include any influential member if the opportunity arose. As the unit chief stated:
The emphasis was on determining the identity and exposing and neutralizing the violence prone activities of “Action Groups,” but also it was important to expose the unlawful activities of other Klan organizations. We also made an effort to deter or counteract the propaganda and to deter violence and to deter recruitment where we could. This was done with the view that if we could curb the organization, we could curb the action or the violence within the organization. 84
The White Hate COINTELPRO appears to have been limited, with few exceptions, 85 to the original named targets. No “legitimate” right wing organizations were drawn into the program, in contrast with the earlier spread of the CPUSA and SWP programs to non members. This precision has been attributed by the Bureau to the superior intelligence on “hate” groups received by excellent informant penetration.
Bureau witnesses believe the Klan program to have been highly effective. The unit chief stated:
I think the Bureau got the job done.. I think that one reason we were able to get the job done was that we were able to use counterintelligence techniques. It is possible that we eventually could have done the job without counterintelligence techniques. I am not sure we could have done it as well or as quickly. 86
This view was shared by George C. Moore, Section Chief of the Racial Intelligence Section, which had responsibility for the White Hate and Black Nationalist COINTELPROs:
I think from what I have seen and what I have read, as far as the counterintelligence program on the, Klan is concerned, that it was effective. I think it was one of the most effective programs I have ever seen the Bureau handle as far as any group is concerned. 87
5. Black Nationalist-Hate Groups. 88 — In marked contrast to prior COINTELPROs, which grew out of years of intensive intelligence investigation, the Black Nationalist COINTELPRO and the racial intelligence investigative section were set up at about the same time in 1967.
Prior to that time, the Division’s investigation of “Negro matters” was limited to instances of alleged Communist infiltration of civil rights groups and to monitoring civil rights protest activity. However, the long, hot summer of 1967 led to intense pressure on the Bureau to do something to contain the problem, and once again, the Bureau heeded the call.
The originating letter was sent out to twenty-three field offices on August 25, 1967, describing the program’s purpose as
… to expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize the activities of black nationalist, hate-type organizations and groupings, their leadership, spokesmen, membership, and supporters, and to counter their propensity for violence and civil disorder. . . . Efforts of the various groups to consolidate their forces or to recruit new or youthful adherents must be frustrated. 89
Initial group targets for “intensified attention” were the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Revolutionary Action Movement, Deacons for Defense and Justice, Congress of Racial Equality, and the Nation of Islam. Individuals named targets were Stokely Carmichael, H. “Rap” Brown, Elijah Muhammed, and Maxwell Stanford. The targets were chosen by conferring with Headquarters personnel supervising the racial cases; the list was not intended to exclude other groups known to the field.
According to the Black Nationalist supervisor, individuals and organizations were targeted because of their propensity for violence or their “radical or revolutionary rhetoric [and] actions”:
Revolutionary would be [defined as] advocacy of the overthrow of the Government…. Radical [is] a loose term that might cover, for example, the separatist view of the Nation of Islam, the influence of a group called U.S. Incorporated…. Generally, they wanted a separate black nation…. They [the NOI] advocated formation of a separate black nation on the territory of five Southern states. 90
The letter went on to direct field offices to exploit conflicts within and between groups; to use news media contacts to disrupt, ridicule, or discredit groups; to preclude “violence-prone” or “rabble rouser” leaders of these groups from spreading their philosophy publicly; and to gather information on the “unsavory backgrounds” — immorality, subversive activity, and criminal activity– of group members. 91
According to George C. Moore, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was included because
… at that time it was still under investigation because of the communist infiltration. As far as I know, there were not any violent propensities, except that I note … in the cover memo [expanding the program] or somewhere, that they mentioned that if Martin Luther King decided to go a certain way, he could cause some trouble…. I cannot explain it satisfactorily . . . this is something the section inherited. 92
On March 4, 1968, the program was expanded from twenty-three to forty-one field offices. 93 The letter expanding the program lists five long-range goals for the program:
(1) to prevent the “coalition of militant black nationalist groups,” which might be the first step toward a real “Mau Mau” in America;
(2) to prevent the rise of a “messiah” who could “unify, and electrify,” the movement, naming specifically Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, and Elijah Muhammed;
(3) to prevent violence on the part of black nationalist groups, by pinpointing “potential troublemakers” and neutralizing them “before they exercise their potential for violence;”
(4) to prevent groups and leaders from gaining “respectability” by discrediting them to the “responsible” Negro community, to the white community (both the responsible community and the “liberals” — the distinction is the Bureau’s), and to Negro radicals; and
(5) to prevent the long range growth of these organizations, especially among youth, by developing specific tactics to “prevent these groups from recruiting young people.” 94
6. The Panther Directives. — The Black Panther Party (“BPP”) was not included in the first two lists of primary targets (August 1967 and March 1968) because it had not attained national importance. By November 1968, apparently the BPP had become sufficiently active to be considered a primary target. A letter to certain field offices with BPP activity dated November 25, 1968, ordered recipient offices to submit “imaginative and hard-hitting counterintelligence measures aimed at crippling the BPP.” Proposals were to be received every two weeks. Particular attention was to be given to capitalizing upon the differences between the BPP and US, Inc. (Ron Karenga’s group), which had reached such proportions that “it is taking on the aura of gang warfare with attendant threats of murder and reprisals.” 95
On January 30, 1969, this program against the BPP was expanded to additional offices, noting that the BPP was attempting to create a better image. In line with this effort, Bobby Seale was conducting a “purge” 96 of the party, including expelling police informants. Recipient offices were instructed to take advantage of the opportunity to further plant the seeds of suspicion concerning disloyalty among ranking officials. 97
Bureau witnesses are not certain whether the Black Nationalist program was effective. Mr. Moore stated:
I know that the … overall results of the Klan [COINTELPRO] was much more effective from what I have been told than the Black Extremism [COINTELPRO] because of the number of informants in the Klan who could take action which would be more effective. In the Black Extremism Group . . . we got a late start because we did not have extremist – activity [until] ’67 and ’68. Then we had to play catch-up…. It is not easy to measure effectiveness…. There were policemen killed in those days. There were bombs thrown. There were establishments burned with molotov cocktails…. We can measure that damage. You cannot measure over on the other side, what lives were saved because somebody did not leave the organization or suspicion was sown on his leadership and this organization gradually declined and [there was] suspicion within it, or this organization did not join with [that] organization as a result of a black power conference which was aimed towards consolidation efforts. All we know, either through their own ineptitude, maybe it emerged through counterintelligence, maybe, I think we like to think that that helped to do it, that there was not this development. . . . What part did counterintelligence [play?] We hope that it did play a part. Maybe we just gave it a nudge.” 98
7. New Left. — The Internal Security Section had undergone a slow transition from concentrating on the “Old Left” — the CPUSA and SWP — to focusing primarily on the activities of the “New Left” — a term which had no precise definition within the Bureau. 99 Some agents defined “New Left” functionally, by connection with protests. Others defined it by philosophy, particularly antiwar philosophy.
On October 28, 1968, the fifth and final COINTELPRO was started against this undefined group. The program was triggered in part by the Columbia campus disturbance. Once again, law enforcement methods had broken down, largely (in the Bureau’s opinion) because college administrators refused to call the police on campus to deal with student demonstrations. The atmosphere at the time was described by the Headquarters agent who supervised the New Left COINTELPRO:
During that particular time, there was considerable public, Administration — I mean governmental Administration [and] news media interest in the protest movement to the extent that some groups, I don’t recall any specifics, but some groups were calling for something to be done to blunt or reduce the protest movements that were disrupting campuses. I can’t classify it as exactly an hysteria, but there was considerable interest [and concern]. That was the framework that we were working with…. It would be my impression that as a result of this hysteria, some governmental leaders were looking to the Bureau. 100
And, once again, the combination of perceived threat, public outcry, and law enforcement frustration produced a COINTELPRO.
According to the initiating letter, the counterintelligence program’s purpose was to “expose, disrupt, and otherwise neutralize,” the activities of the various New Left organizations, their leadership, and adherents, with particular attention to Key Activists, “the moving forces behind the New Left.” The final paragraph contains an exhortation to a “forward look, enthusiasm, and interest” because of the Bureau’s concern that “the anarchist activities of a few can paralyze institutions of learning, induction centers, cripple traffic, and tie the arms of law enforcement officials all to the detriment of our society.” The internal memorandum recommending the program further sets forth the Bureau’s concerns:
Our Nation is undergoing an era of disruption and violence caused to a large extent by various individuals generally connected with the New Left. Some of these activists urge revolution in America and call for the defeat of the United States in Vietnam. They continually and falsely allege police brutality and do not hesitate to utilize unlawful acts to further their so-called causes.
The document continues:
The New Left has on many occasions viciously and scurrilously attacked the Director and the Bureau in an attempt to hamper our investigation of it and to drive us off the college campuses. 101
Based on those factors, the Bureau decided to institute a new COINTELPRO.
8. New Left Directives. — The Bureau’s concern with “tying the hands of law enforcement officers,” and with the perceived weakness of college administrators in refusing to call police onto the campus, led to a May 23, 1968, directive to all participating field offices to gather information on three categories of New Left activities:
(1) false allegations of police brutality, to “counter the wide-spread charges of police brutality that invariably arise following student-police encounters”;
(2) immorality, depicting the “scurrilous and depraved nature of many of the characters, activities, habits, and living conditions representative of New Left adherents”; and
(3) action by college administrators, “to show the value of college administrators and school officials taking a firm stand,” and pointing out “whether and to what extent faculty members rendered aid and encouragement.”
The letter continues, “Every avenue of possible embarrassment must be vigorously and enthusiastically explored. It cannot be expected that information of this type will be easily obtained, and an imaginative approach by your personnel is imperative to its success.” 103
The order to furnish information on “immorality” was not carried out with sufficient enthusiasm. On October 9, 1968, headquarters sent another letter to all offices, taking them to task for their failure to “remain alert for and to seek specific data depicting the depraved nature and moral looseness of the New Left” and to “use this material in a vigorous and enthusiastic approach to neutralizing them.” 104 Recipient offices were again instructed to be “particularly alert for this type of data” 105 and told:
As the current school year commences, it can be expected that the New Left with its anti-war and anti-draft entourage will make every effort to confront college authorities, stifle military recruiting, and frustrate the Selective Service System. Each office will be expected, therefore, to afford this program continuous effective attention in order that no opportunity will be missed to destroy this insidious movement. 106
As to the police brutality and “college administrator” categories, the Bureau’s belief that getting tough with students and demonstrators would solve the problem, and that any injuries which resulted were deserved, is reflected in the Bureau’s reaction to allegations of police brutality following the Chicago Democratic Convention.
On August 28, 1968, a letter was sent to the Chicago field office instructing it to “obtain all possible evidence that would disprove these charges” [that the Chicago police used undue force] and to “consider measures by which cooperative news media may be used to counteract these allegations.” The administrative “note” (for the file) states :
Once again, the liberal press and the bleeding hearts and the forces on the left are taking advantage of the situation in Chicago surrounding the Democratic National Convention to attack the police and organized law enforcement agencies…. We should be mindful of this situation and develop all possible evidence to expose this activity and to refute these false allegations. 107
In the same vein, on September 9, 1968, an instruction was sent to all offices which had sent informants to the Chicago convention demonstrations, ordering them to debrief the informants for information “indicating incidents were staged to show police reacted with undue force and any information that authorities were baited by militants into using force.” 108 The offices were also to obtain evidence of possible violations of anti-riot laws. 109
The originating New Left letter had asked all recipient offices to respond with suggestions for counterintelligence action. Those responses were analyzed and a letter sent to all offices on July 6, 1968, setting forth twelve suggestions for counterintelligence action which could be utilized by all offices. Briefly the techniques are:
(1) preparing leaflets designed to discredit student demonstrators, using photographs of New Left leadership at the respective universities. “Naturally, the most obnoxious pictures should be used”;
(2) instigating “personal conflicts or animosities” between New Left leaders;
(3) creating the impression that leaders are “informants for the Bureau or other law enforcement agencies”;
(4) sending articles from student newspapers or the “underground press” which show the depravity of the New Left to university officials, donors, legislators, and parents. “Articles showing advocation of the use of narcotics and free sex are ideal”;
(5) having members arrested on marijuana charges;
(6) sending anonymous letters about a student’s activities to parents, neighbors, and the parents’ employers. “This could have the effect of forcing the parents to take action”;
(7) sending anonymous letters or leaflets describing the “activities and associations” of New Left faculty members and graduate assistants to university officials, legislators, Boards of Regents, and the press. “These letters should be signed ‘A Concerned Alumni,’ or ‘A Concerned Taxpayer’”;
(8) using cooperative press contacts” to emphasize that the “disruptive elements” constitute a “minority” of the students. “The press should demand an immediate referendum on the issue in question”;
(9) exploiting the “hostility” among the SDS and other New Left groups toward the SWP, YSA, and Progressive Labor Party;
(10) using “friendly news media” and law enforcement officials to disrupt New Left coffeehouses near military bases which are attempting to “influence members of the Armed Forces”;
(11) using cartoons, photographs, and anonymous letters to “ridicule” the New Left, and
(12) using “misinformation” to “confuse and disrupt” New Left activities, such as by notifying members that events have been cancelled. 110
As noted earlier, the lack of any Bureau definition of “New Left” resulted in targeting almost every anti-war group, 111 and spread to students demonstrating against anything. One notable example is a proposal targeting a student who carried an “obscene” sign in a demonstration protesting administration censorship of the school newspaper, and another student who sent a letter to that paper defending the demonstration. 112 In another article regarding “free love” on a university campus was anonymously mailed to college administrators and state officials since free love allows “an atmosphere to build up on campus that will be a fertile field for the New Left.” 113
None of the Bureau witnesses deposed believes the New Left COINTELPRO was generally effective, in part because of the imprecise targeting.
III. THE GOALS OF COINTELPRO: PREVENTING OR DISRUPTING THE EXERCISE OF FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS
The origins of COINTELPRO demonstrate that the Bureau adopted extralegal methods to counter perceived threats to national security and public order because the ordinary legal processes were believed to be insufficient to do the job. In essence, the Bureau took the law into its own hands, conducting a sophisticated vigilante operation against domestic enemies…”
“Transformation in the mind itself is the true revolution.”
- J Krishnamurti
The images to the left would have you believe that you are at the bottom of an hierarchy and that there is no mobility but to rise up the pyramid structure (but always within it and on the backs of those below you). It leaves one feeling dis-empowered. This is a risk of control-system research; the system seems so massive as to be unconquerable. One is tempted to think that if one is not serving the purpose of the control-system then that person serves no purpose. Indeed, raging against the system is validating the system itself, rebellion is synonymous with identification with the oppressors. It is a trap to keep people feeding energy to the pyramid, whether positive or negative. The cycle continues so long as people feel that the problems lie somewhere ‘out there’ in physical space-time and that the solution means changing something about the world around us. The pyramid would rather you fight it than have you study the self and what it is capable of.
Why would we study arcane symbols when there is “real work to do on the streets?” The masses have been engineered to be symbol-illiterate and to believe that ego is the self. For thousands of years humans have known about what Jung called the Collective Unconsciousness:
For Jung, “My thesis then, is as follows: in addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature and which we believe to be the only empirical psyche (even if we tack on the personal unconscious as an appendix), there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals. This collective unconscious does not develop individually but is inherited. It consists of pre-existent forms, the archetypes, which can only become conscious secondarily and which give definite form to certain psychic contents.”
It is only recently that this part of the human psyche has been categorized as irrelevant. This is certainly due to the fact that this part of our psyche is being manipulated deliberately and because we are taught that this part of us is just rubbish our minds collect throughout the day and replays for us in dreams that mean nothing.
To perpetuate this we are told that ego is the same as ourselves. In fact the ego is created by the self to buffer the person from reality. The ego is what we use to operate within society, a mask made of the judgements and approvals of society.
Society Needs You as an Ego
“The child is born with a Self but not with an ego. The child develops the ego. As he becomes more and more social and related, ego develops. This ego is just on your periphery where you are related with others – just on the boundary of your being. So ego is the periphery of your being, and Self is the center. The child is born with a Self, but unaware. He is a Self, but he is not conscious of the Self.
“The first awareness of the child comes with his ego. He becomes aware of the “I”, not of the Self. Really, he becomes aware first of the “thou”. The child first becomes aware of his mother. Then, reflectively, he becomes aware of himself. First he becomes aware of objects around him. Then, by and by, he begins to feel that he is separate. This feeling of separation gives the feeling of ego, and because the child first becomes aware of the ego, ego becomes a covering on the Self.
“Then ego goes on growing, because the society needs you as an ego, not as a Self. The Self is irrelevant for the society; your periphery is meaningful. And there are many problems. The ego can be taught and the ego can be made docile and the ego can be forced to be obedient. The ego can be made to adjust, but not the Self. The Self cannot be taught, the Self cannot be forced. The Self is intrinsically rebellious, individual. It cannot be made a part of society.”
Much of the self operates in a non-physical, non-temporal state of consciousness that relies on symbols to communicate with the rest of the psyche. By training the ego that symbols are irrelevant (or evil) members of the controlling elite can use the symbols to manipulate the personal unconsciousness and control the actions of an individual through the ego.
By subverting symbols the controlling elite can block the path to self-discovery. For example: the swastika is a benign symbol used world-wide, from Hindu to Hopi, to describe the spiral nature of time and creation and to illustrate the individual’s contribution to the creation process. It took a few National Socialists with a little money from the United States to remove the swastika from our symbolic language forever and to imprint the atrocities onto the symbol no matter what context the symbol is now used. Now time is linear and study of the profound messages that the swastika transmitted from before the advent of the written word is taboo.
By using symbols as a language while keeping the population symbol-illiterate the controlling elite can communicate secrets to each other openly and fulfill ritual requirements that state that all participants, including the sacrificial lambs, must be informed and willing to participate in the ritual. It doesn’t matter that the plebs can’t read the fine-print (the symbols), they have been as well informed as the Native Americans were when they signed their contracts with the European governments.
If in doubt of the role ritual and symbolism plays in the highest levels of the control system, consider the ritual nature of the layout of Washington DC. Ritual is encoded in every detail of the modern control system, but it is crucial to keep the “hired help” ignorant of this fact to allow the elite to continue perform blood rituals on a global scale. Remember the words of J P Morgan, “Millionaires do not use astrology, billionaires do.”
Symbols are neither good nor evil. They are like words. To the Personal Unconsciousness they are mutable and mean different things in different contexts, and they carry all the meanings at the same time. A symbol can have contradictory meanings that are both ‘true.’ Symbols in the Collective Unconsciousness can be subverted to change their nature and affect the individual’s behavior.
There are benign inferences that can be drawn from the symbol of the pyramid that are currently being clouded by the power-structure materialistic versions we see in conspiracy culture. One is that of the World Tree with its roots in the non-physical realm (the apex, the all seeing eye of illumination) and its branches here on our dimension. It is the four material elements (air, water, fire, earth; the four walls) culminating in the quintessence (akasha, the apex). It represents the concept transmitted through the phrase, “Everything that rises must converge”: that no matter how divergent our beliefs are, as they become distilled and less material (our psyche ‘rises’ when the weight of materialism is removed) they arrive at the same conclusion (or source, depending on how you spin the time spiral).
The all-seeing eye is very ambiguous. It reveals something beyond the physicality of the structure of the pyramid and something beyond the reach of the lower levels. It is not a part of the pyramid. It needs the pyramid to deliver whatever it built the structure to collect for it. In the second image you see the business class surrounded by money and worshiping the eye but the eye doesn’t need money. The eye employs money to reward the elite for climbing over the bodies of the lower classes, but it’s not about money. People at the highest levels of the system have so much money, to make any more is redundant. The Pyramid offers the ego the illusion of control over society when in fact the eye is society in control of the ego.
The truth is that there is no society without ego and no ego without society. Society is a parasite and the ego is illusion. Nevertheless, this is the mechanism that is used to control you:
“It seems that nothing is more difficult for the average man to bear than the feeling of not being identified with a larger group.” – Erich Fromm
This is the key. In our genetic memory we have the records of being human beings that were individuals and they were the world theylived in, a sort of fractalized unit that contained all the data of the universe, a microcosm. Our egos began to condition us to think of the world as an object and the ego as the subject, then further trained us to think of the self as a non-object. This attitude was essential to survival at the time, but it is an incomplete view of reality. There are ways to alter consciousness to reconnect to this akashic field. It’s what William Blake meant by “Hold infinity in the palm of your hand / And eternity in an hour.” If you’ve ever woke from a dream and had that feeling that all of the information of the universe was accessible to you, then you have an idea about what we are trying to describe. It’s ineffable.
To the control system the drawback of this self-exploration is that it results in the dispensing of the easily-controlled ego for the more rebellious self. This explains the War on Drugs. If it was a War on Drugs then why do we have Adderall (dextroamphetimines too dangerous for diet pills but good enough for school-children)? It’s a War on Consciousness. It is mind-control.
If the individual is dissatisfied with his place at the bottom of the pyramid he encouraged to subjugate others to move up. The person can revolt against the pyramid, but because the pyramid has pressure-relief mechanisms in place in the form of ready-made revolutionary identities for the person to wear and system-safe groups for him to belong to with fire-proof arenas for him to act, he ultimately serves the system.
The control system uses “irrelevant” symbolism to play the Subconscious like a violin and control the individual through his emotions and incomplete understanding of himself. The symbols promise liberty and re-connection to the world, when they are only decorations on the prison wall.
The all-seeing eye of Illumination has become the all-seeing eye of the Panoptic Society:
“There is no need for arms, physical violence, material constraints. Just a gaze. An inspecting gaze, a gaze which each individual under its weight will end by interiorising to the point that he is his own overseer, each individual thus exercising this surveillance over, and against, himself. A superb formula: power exercised continuously and for what turns out to be a minimal cost.” (Foucault, 1980: 155)
The pyramid needs a foundation. We’ve seen what happens to the literal human pyramids if one of the ground-floor members ceases to support the upper levels: the pyramid collapses, putting everyone on equal ground. If enough of the lower level of the pyramid is removed, it falls.
Babylon is the control system. People feed the control system by paying taxes, buying shoddy merchandise from Wal-Mart, registering with the DMV, etc. The process of disrupting the control system begins with abandoning Babylon. It’s not necessary to sell all of your stuff and live off the land to accomplish this (although it would speed up the process for you). This can be accomplished in small ways, bit by bit, the same way people are brainwashed into feeding Babylon. Eventually there will be enough holes in the foundation of the pyramid and it will fall.
Remaining symbol-illiterate will not protect you from the effects that symbolism has on you, only enhance them. Know your language. There are no evil symbols, just evil people that use them. Familiarity with the symbols recorded in the human genetic memory is mandatory to accomplish the next part of the process.
Know yourself. The reason symbolism works so covertly on the population is that people are conditioned to consider the Unconsciousness as nonsense or even nonexistent. Altered states of consciousness are often the inception point for world-changing discoveries; August Kekule von Stradonitz penned his theory of chemical structure after a vision of a snake biting its own tail revealed the molecular structure benzene to him:
“Here Kekulé spoke of the creation of the theory. He said that he had discovered the ring shape of the benzene molecule after having a reverie or day-dream of a snake seizing its own tail (this is a common symbol in any ancient cultures known as the Ouroboros). This vision, he said, came to him after years of studying the nature of carbon-carbon bonds.“
Study of the Self can be a gradual process or it can be very rapid. It can be cerebral or physically arduous. It can be boring or terrifying. No matter what process is employed, this work is not very pleasant. Beware of too much Light and Love. It’s easy to obstruct the analysis of the Self if one gets comfortable in these pleasure realms. That’s why we see so much of this Positivism in the New Age camp; it keeps people satiated, fulfills the need some people have for “alternative thinking,” and gives members a larger group to identify with.
During this process the ego will try to convince the individual that the Self is the ego and that the human host will die without it. This is where all the images of ones own death comes from during deep contemplation. The Mystery Schools ritualize this death and the resurrection of the Self, or Intellect, from ashes of the ego.
The demiurgic aspects of the Self are particularly threatening to the control system pyramid hierarchy. This part of the self writes reality from the scraps of data delivered to it through the physical senses. The mind interprets signals from sensory organs and filters the content and presents a fiction called “reality.” When presented with the control system pyramid the person either accepts or rejects the system as a model of the person. Ego will always pick hierarchy because ego wants what society wants. A complete Self will reject it due to its temporary and illusory nature.
“…there can be no “perfect State.” Any man-made institution is impermanent as well as imperfect, as people and the world change constantly. Further, no material wealth or political power will grant people permanent happiness—unenlightened satisfaction is an illusion that only perpetuates samsara[suffering]…”
No one can be told what the Self is, language can only define what the self is not. The exploration is deconstructive. The language reduces the Self further and further until it’s realized that the finite three-dimensional human psyche can never comprehend the full implications of reality. The individual must be content to live in paradox: All-Mind and No-Mind. As we said earlier, it’s ineffable.
Symbols can show you the Self. Much of what is called religion, occult, or alchemy is in fact detailed symbolic representations of aspects of human psychology. Symbols can also be used by others to conceal the Self to impose their own will onto others.
Once Self-study has rendered the individual thoroughly confused, the Personal and the Collective Unconsciousness will start to alert the person when they are being tinkered with. He begins to recognize the mechanisms of mind-control that pervade every aspect of existence. This is when clarity of thought begins. The same template that can make people grieve for fictional characters on television is used to make people hate fictional enemies with the same television.
The individual is now able to recognize and reject mind control. The trick is to keep your sense of humor. The opposite of humor is not seriousness, it’s indifference. Indifference lubricates the mechanisms of Babylon.
Those of you “doing real work in the streets,” ask yourself who are you working for. Are you sure you aren’t contributing to the pyramid control-system? Or are you just contributing to the ritual drama? Are you allowed to ask dissenting questions without being ridiculed and exiled? Your comrades should explore contrary views along side of their own without fear. They should be able to say, “Well this part is pretty good, but they’re wrong about this, and I didn’t even know about that.” If they throw you an in-house published book that seems to answer all your questions they probably are interested in only what you can do for them.
Those of you who can’t drop your job, house, and possessions for whatever reason, do what ever you can to reject as much as you can. In text books it’s called “living philosophy” but Michael Tsarion better describes it as “anarchy of the mind.” Act according to your will, and do no harm. If the Self can recognize the mechanisms of the Control System, it can’t be controlled. Accept no masters.
“I am an Anarchist! Wherefore I will Not rule, and also ruled I will not be!”
- John Henry Mackay