- There is no shortage of speculation about "why"
our leaders are still adamantly planning for the destruction of Iran, in
the face of overwhelming popular opposition, even though everyone except
the neocons and their allies believes that America would not survive our
own actions. An irrational attack is planned and apparently the decision
has been chiseled in stone. It may be for Israel. It may be for oil. Maybe
it is for world domination?
- We are launching a nuclear world war to save us from
ourselves. "We have found the enemy and he is us." --Pogo. We
risk blowing the world apart, to avoid watching America slowly choke on
its own excesses.
- The government has known for decades that America is
on a countdown to self-destruction. Among the elite it is common knowledge
that our "global economy" must one day collapse from its own
dead weight. In 1974 an intensive research project was undertaken by the
Stanford Research Institute and the Charles F. Kettering Foundation for
the Dept. of Education. Their final report was released as the Changing
Images of Man. It was compiled by the SRI Center for the Study of Social
Policy, Director Willis Harmon. This is a far-reaching investigation into
how the basic nature of man might be changed. The Aquarian Conspiracy describes
the implementation of their work in the real world..
- The most reassuring part of "Images" is that
it confirms my own conclusions about our crisis, but it is also the most
disturbing part, for it confirms my worst reservations about this time.
- The object of the research was the development of a plausible
vision of the future in which democratic methods survive, major problems
are managed successfully if not resolved, and the unfolding of the human
potential continues to expand. In other words, the postulation of a "desirable
future" including feasible paths to its realization . . .
- The government was looking forward to a very troubling
future, trying to figure out the best path through it. The plan was to
find ways to shape and mold mankind into a new cultural image, complete
with new ideas and ideologies, even religious ones. The root of the problem
was human nature, and solution was to reshape the competing forces of daily
life, in order to forge a new image of a new human nature. The researchers
were brutally honest in seeking all available knowledge pertaining to their
research, and in assessing the current common image of man-on-earth.
- The research revealed that there were a multitude of
crises that were about to intersect in America's near future. Not the least
of these converging catastrophes was a rapidly approaching breakdown of
both American capitalism and democracy. The collapse was a natural result
of globalism and monopoly capitalism. The basic greed that powers the system
eroded the American political and economic structures, exposing the foundation
of immorality and unfairness that amplifies the social unrest. The Stanford
researchers clearly predicted that the American economy was destined to
collapse from its own dead weight. The data also showed that that economic
collapse was to be accompanied by disastrous social repercussions, such
as rioting and upheaval, which would lead us into a "garrison state."
- The thing about this research is that this work has confirmed
that our economy based on parasitic capitalism, where the small elite sits
atop the heap of men and gorges on their lifeblood, is destroying the social
fabric of America. This system is based on a stacked deck, where the top
elite always reap the profits that are made to rise to the top through
the corporate profits-based system. The research confirmed that the growing
inequities of such a system were ever increasing and with them, elevated
social tensions. A system based on usury and putting everyone in the "poor
house" is an economic order that is guaranteed to produce a democratic
revolution, whenever the misery index of the armed populace exceeds the
limits that they are willing to peacefully bear, without striking back
at the source of their misery.
- Changing Images of Man predicts an American economic
collapse and a "garrison" (police) state," if the overwhelming
inequities of our economic system are not corrected by powerful multinationals
making more humane decisions. Alternatives to this doomsday scenario are
discussed, all of which point to the need to devote all available resources
towards transforming the image of man, changing man's nature, instead of
altering the corrupted economic system which has brought America to this
dire state. In this government study it was inappropriate to denounce the
evil culprits behind all our troubles (who pull the strings on government
itself), even though the task was to document and remedy the damage that
they have done. Instead, they are cited as the hopeful "saviors,"
that we should look to for help and leadership. The hypocrisy of the hegemons!
The authors admit that it is "utopian in 1974 to think of the multinational
corporations as potentially among our most effective mechanisms for husbanding
the earth's resources and optimizing their use for human benefit -- the
current popular image of the corporation tends to be more that of the spoiler
and the exploiter."
- Instead of charging the people who are responsible for
our situation (such as men like David Rockefeller), for manipulating our
economy and our democracy to maximize their profits, the multi-national
corporations and their owners were exalted as the potential saviors of
mankind. Rockefeller and the elite have consistently taken steps to dominate
the world by controlling people through "humanitarian" projects
which, in the end, turn out to be profit mechanisms. The "green revolution"
to spread corporate farming to the Third World has been the key to globalization's
destabilizing of world labor markets, in order to create populations of
"refugee workers," who are willing to go anywhere to find work
for slave wages. This is the cause of the wave of illegal immigration into
the US from Mexico. This is part of the proof that there are powerful individuals
who are using their economic power to undermine nations in a long-term
scheme to gain control of nations and multiply their profits.
- Here <http://www.constitutionforum.net/main_good_government.html>David
Rockefeller admits media collusion with his one world plans: "We are
grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and
other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and
respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would
have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had
been subjected to the light of publicity during those years. But now the
world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government.
The supra-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers
is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past
- Rockefeller writes on page 405 of his memoirs: "Some
even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests
of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists'
and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated
global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that
is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it." (<http://lonelantern.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=356>Activists
Go Face to Face With Evil As Rockefeller Confronted)
- Everything that "Images" suggested to remedy
shortcomings in the economic system was based on the assumption that men
like this would acquire a new corporate benevolence, with CEOs gaining
basic humanity. According to Rockefeller himself (who freely admits his
efforts to replace America with a "one world" order), he has
been working for the greater good of man, all along.
- Their conclusions on American political shortcomings
were that these would be tended to by the new improved humane politicians,
sort of like Bush's "compassionate conservatives." Step 4 of
their six-part strategy to "Bring About a Non-Catostrophic Transformation"
-- "Encourage a politics of righteousness and a heightened sense of
public responsibilities of the private sector . . . A politics of righteousness
might have been laudable in any generation; it may be indispensable for
safe passage through the times just ahead."
- The report authors recognize the inevitability of the
rising new image of man, describing it as a quasi-religious awakening within
the collective mind of man, man's new human nature, relating it to the
actual process of spiritual learning that has been going on within religions
for thousands of years. They praise Freemasonry and the skills and disciplines
inculcated within its members, speculating that their ways might be the
key to shoring-up our free enterprise democratic society.
- They developed a strategy to revitalize America's motivational
images, symbols and institutions, outlining five separate approaches to
the problem, describing the pluses and the pitfalls of each, according
to their effects upon society. These approaches are defined as "restorative,
simulative, manipulative, persuasive and facilitative." Restoration
of crumbling icons works best in the early stages of societal transformation
(revitalization cycle). The simulative strategy introduces new ideas, whenever
the collapse of the old order becomes apparent. The manipulative strategy
seeks to limit individual freedoms. Persuasive propaganda phase is to be
coupled with proven mind control techniques, to keep down the social upheaval
and shape the emerging image.
- "No doubt existing consciousness-changing, behavior-shaping,
subliminal persuasion, and other conditioning techniques could be used
to accomplish some sort of transformation of sobering proportions (we ought
to be able to be more effective than Nazi Germany). After previously citing
Nazi reinvigoration of the Germanic icons and ideals."
- The transforming revitalization process mirrors the psychiatric
process of leading a patient through a psychotic break and the restructuring
of his life, but on a national scale.
- Once the transformation becomes apparent, social stability
will become a problem, especially when society feels pushed by overextending
the simulative stage. Actions taken to increase the polarization between
"transformation enthusiasts and the conservatives" are called
"constructive," except when it is desirable to take actions that
"contribute to social cohesion." They were searching for the
best path to bring about a controlled deconstruction of everything that
"America" means and the reconstruction of a new improved vision
of America. They are midwifes to the delivery of the "New World Order,"
as they go about the dirty business of guiding society through that predicted
period of "friendly fascism."
- The great anomaly is given as the great chasm between
an efficiently functioning profit-driven capitalist society and the human
needs and desires of that society which go unmet, so that "profits"
can be taken. In fact, the "profit" really amounts to the bread
that is taken from the poor. The inequities and the unfairness of the corporate
system are causing the breakdown of American capitalism and American democracy.
The American catastrophe is causing the breakdown of the world economy
for the same reason, the basic inability of monopoly capitalism to meet
the basic needs demanded by the world's people.
- Bush's appointed task is to bully America through this
turbulent period of upheaval, with as little disruption of corporate activity
as possible. Government has taken the words of this study to heart, preparing
a manipulative transformation, to divert or preempt the coming collapse
of our nation with a massive war today. This is also one of the primary
reasons for the coming world war, to serve as a prelude to American martial
law. Instead of calling out the troops after the insurrection has begun,
they plan to call out the troops first. If the American military is to
forcefully control the homeland, including their own relatives, then the
troops must first be convinced that the nation's survival depends upon
their patriotic actions. This is why the world war against Iran has not
started yet, because our National Guard must first be convinced that its
duty is to put down the American rebellion which will surely accompany
the bombing of Iran. The timing for their great takeover is crucial, if
they want to move America past (through) the social unrest as quickly as
- Here are the "Elements of a Strategy for a Non-catastrophic
- 1. Promote awareness of the unavoidability of the transformation.
- 2. Foster construction of a guiding vision of a workable
society built around the new image of man and new social paradigm.
- 3. Foster a period of experimentation and tolerance for
- 4. Encourage a politics of righteousness and a heightened
sense of public responsibilities of the private sector . . . A politics
of righteousness might have been laudable in any generation; it may be
indispensable for safe passage through the times just ahead.
- 5. Promote systematic exploration of and foster education
regarding man's inner life, his subjective experience.
- 6. Plan adequate social controls for the transition period
while safeguarding against longer-term losses of freedom . . . Regulation
and restraint of behavior will be necessary in order to hold the society
together while it goes around a difficult corner.
- There must be a new economics to deal with the "new
scarcities." Arguing for corporate America to adopt a humanitarian
aspect, the argument is made for an alternative "new socialism,"
where important sectors like energy might be nationalized for the good
of the country, and greater pressure put upon corporations to mandate a
sort of social awareness of employee needs, as much as shareholder profits.
- "The appropriate question may be not so much how
to bring about a transformation . . . but rather how to facilitate a non-catastrophic
transformation." [page 195]
- "Construct a guiding version of a workable society,
built around a new positive image of humankind and corresponding vision
of a suitable social paradigm. As the old order shows increasing signs
of falling apart, some adequate vision of what may be simultaneously building
is urgently needed for mobilization of constructive effort. The guiding
vision has to include some way of providing for full and valued participation
in the economic and social affairs of the community and society, especially
for those who are physically and mentally able to contribute but find themselves
in a state of unwilling idleness and deterioration of spirit."
- Despite all the report's shortcomings and its hypocrisy,
it does make some sound observations about what is needed for our immediate
survival. We should take it as a guide to what our government knows about
the coming mega-crisis and a template to help us see what changes we could
make if there were truly a new economy, a new social contract, a new American
state. For it is obvious to all those who take the time to look, that we
are headed into period of national freefall, when American society plunges
head first, into a dark abyss of uncertainty, as the old order passes away,
and the New World Order rushes in to fill the void.
- We are seeing the planned collapse of America, coming
down the road we are on. What are we going to do to get our nation off
that highway to hell?