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originally posted by: CIAGypsy
Next, you turn the system on each other. Sow the seeds of distrust. Sow the seeds of dissent. Divide us all so we do not feel a commonality together. Then no one will fight for that which SHOULD bind us all together - our country, our history, our heritage.
Nationalism—The “Sacred Egoism” That Divides
Sometimes the people are not in favor of a war. On what basis, then, can the rulers most easily persuade the population to support their aims? This was the problem that faced the United States in Vietnam. So, what did the ruling elite do? Galbraith answers: “The Vietnam War produced in the United States one of the most comprehensive efforts in social conditioning [adjusting of public opinion] in modern times. Nothing was spared in the attempt to make the war seem necessary and acceptable to the American public.” And that points to the handiest tool for softening up a nation for war. What is it?
Professor Galbraith again supplies the answer: “Schools in all countries inculcate the principles of patriotism. . . . The conditioning that requires all to rally around the flag is of particular importance in winning subordination to military and foreign policy.” This systematic conditioning prevails in communist countries as it does in Western nations.
Charles Yost, a veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service and State Department, expressed it thus: “The primary cause of the insecurity of nations persists, the very attribute on which nations pride themselves most—their sovereign independence, their ‘sacred egoism,’ their insubordination to any interest broader or higher than their own.” This “sacred egoism” is summed up in divisive nationalism, in the pernicious teaching that any one nation is superior to all others.
Historian Arnold Toynbee wrote: “The spirit of nationality is a sour ferment of the new wine of democracy in the old bottles of tribalism.” In Power and Immortality, Dr. Lopez-Reyes wrote: “Sovereignty is a major cause of contemporary war; . . . unless altered, the system of sovereign nation-states will trigger World War III.” The emphasis on nationalism and sovereignty denies the basic concept that we all belong to the same human family, regardless of linguistic or cultural differences. And that denial leads to wars.
I will hereby repeat that we are at present working discreetly but with all of our mind to rest this mysterious political force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local national states of our world and all the time we are denying with our
lips what we are doing with our hands. Good for us.
This plan has been in the making since WW1. Gotta give props for patience and for the ability to get us to this point across 3-4 generations. Do you know WHY this group chooses to operate as a secret society? It is much harder to fight a ghost.
And you seem like a smart (albeit misguided) guy/gal.
You do you know how many people apply for a job in the CIA every year? Over 50,000. Do you know how many people get selected to join the CIA? Do you know what criteria they must possess to even be considered? Sit and THINK about that for a while....honestly. The answer is not hard or esoteric for those with critical thinking skills.
originally posted by: Serdgiam
a reply to: CIAGypsy
I feel like the *massive* volume of fireworks (and their quality) that went off nationwide were something of a "return salvo" in a conflict that most seem totally unaware of, much less know how to fight it. Notably, in my area, it was much crazier than that vid...
A unified act of defiance. Derived from as many motivations as there were participants, yet united in action in a particularly American fashion. Id guess most of it was subconscious to a degree, but certainly was a conscious decision for others to make a statement.
Ive been speaking out about it for a while, so cant say "I will remain silent no longer." But, I am reinvigorated and will redouble my own personal efforts with regards to technology and inventions that decimate the means of dependency which we have been subjugated by for centuries.
originally posted by: Tarzan the apeman.
a reply to: CIAGypsy
Nicely written. I have always taken the high road, you know be the better person. I am learning that I don't want to live in a world where being a better person means others can walk all over you, and claim they are your betters. That is BS!!
originally posted by: KansasGirl
a reply to: CIAGypsy
What are some concrete things we can do? What do you suggest?