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Webster Tarpley: The World and Our Tasks in 2014

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posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 10:25 AM
Webster Tarpley, in his online radio program World Crisis Radio, made a very important broadcast dated Dec. 28, 2013, which can be heard at He has recapped some of his thoughts and ventured further to give a wide ranging overview of what the current situation is in world politics and what needs to be done about it in a video broadcast for YouTube, which can also be viewed at, dated Dec. 31.

In the radio broadcast Tarpley goes into a little more detail on the subject of Snowden, but taking a cue from Webster, I wanted to pick up on his main point about "privacy" and elaborate my own thoughts on the subject.

Webster, very perceptively, catches a point at which the activity of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange act in unison with the globalist forces that want to destroy "democracy" by focusing people's attention on "privacy" as a major issue in modern life. Of course "privacy" is important and should be respected insofar as what one used to call the law, decades ago in the age of the search warrant, allowed. People have a right to an expectation of privacy. So many things in life would either not happen or would happen entirely differently if there were no privacy.

However, privacy can be taken too far. What if political life were to become "private" in every way?

Would this lead to a breakdown of society? Would society lose its social character and become simply a sum of individuals not greater than its individual parts? It seems far fetched but isn't that what has been happening for quite a long time now?

The "Occupy Movement" was largely unfocused and ineffectual. Why? Was it because that movement was largely apolitical and did not arise out of ground prepared by the steady practice of populist politics?

One thinks of "colony collapse disorder" among bees and has a vision of bees milling around aimlessly because they no longer know what to do. Are people beginning to lose contact with how political activity is conducted in a democracy? Have they already made the transition from social individuals with a political dimension to their being, over to private individuals with only individual, personal dimensions to their being?

One thinks of Kafka and of Orwell, who both gave us the horror of personal individuals deprived of an outlet for social action, caught like flies in a glass jar, wandering in circles with no way of contacting the people all around them.

Is our "information, but no action" culture creating a real world like the one described in the works of those authors? Are Assange and Snowden tools of those who would foster this development, either knowingly or unknowingly?

Would the complete success of the Snowden agenda lead to real change in society or would it simply enable the further "privatization" of humanity with a corresponding shrinkage of meaningful political action?

Is Snowden a hero for political activists or a hero for gamers and porn fans and general all around "couch potatoes", who are content to let others shape the world in which they do, after all, live.
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posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 03:19 PM
I have begun to appreciate the comments of some who certainly look askance, if not in complete distrust of such whistleblowing as the Snowden information......
If anyone hadnt already taken the disclosures for granted once operation Echelons inception ensued decades ago....they would be ill informed indeed.....
In fact it takes little effort at this point to see the slow and methodical construction of our new future life as
ants in a hive like society governed by virtual gods who will have attained complete control of the populace through their stranglehold on every element of society.
I wonder of their are even the dim sparks of the spirit of liberty, left within the souls of humanity..........
Of this i am somewhat unsure......and it concerns me more than any other question these days............
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posted on Jan, 2 2014 @ 12:20 AM
reply to post by ipsedixit

Seems to me Tarply is a hit man for the powers that be. Someone who claims they are supporting privacy and then goes on the put a case for limiting it sounds to me, like their working for the powers that be.

posted on Jan, 2 2014 @ 09:20 AM
I really like Tarpley, the man has insights in to things other people miss. His depth and breadth of knowledge are amazing. I think he hit the nail on the head. The people are now officially divorced from the process and structure of governing their own lives. Everything else is just appearances of such.
As a species we are lost and it will take nothing less than a complete revolution or destruction of our own kind to change it's inevitable trajectory.

posted on Jan, 2 2014 @ 01:22 PM

reply to post by ipsedixit

Seems to me Tarply is a hit man for the powers that be. Someone who claims they are supporting privacy and then goes on the put a case for limiting it sounds to me, like their working for the powers that be.

Tarpley is anything but a hit man for the powers that be. He is firmly against the corrupt oligarchy that runs the United States.

His point is not to limit privacy but to make sure that privacy does not become the focus of people's attention and energy. There is much more to worry about than privacy. He thinks that Snowden is being used to draw venom from a disaffected populace over an issue that, while important, is comparatively less important than 9/11 for instance or the proxie wars that the US/NATO have been conducting across North Africa and into Syria.

I think Tarpley deplores a situation in which America has become a country more concerned about the government invading personal privacy than about the government committing mass murder in New York on 9/11.

posted on Jan, 2 2014 @ 01:42 PM
Maybe that was part of Occupy's problem. Certainly, a large number of their proposed "solutions" featured government prominently. Why do you think they were allowed to remain unmolested and even encouraged by TPTB? They were useful tools. Had they actually managed to rebel, they would have likely handed the reigns of power over the very people creating all the problems. Certainly none of the OWS children knew the first thing about creating any kind of effective movement beyond bowel movements on cop cars.

The kids certainly know something is wrong, but they've lost the ability to really think about why that might be and where the root of the real problem lies. Public education at all levels has done its job in creating a class of people who need to be governed because they can't effectively do it for themselves.

posted on Jan, 5 2014 @ 02:46 AM
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No worries, i'm OK with that.

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