March 19, 2012

Killing The Right To Think, One Public Crisis At A Time

"The right to think is a battle being fought today." - Richard Stallman: "The Right to Think: Existential Education in the era of Personal Cybernetics," 1997. Communications of the ACM, Volume 40, Number 2.

"The repression and revised imposition of September 11th and the attendant “war on terror” on the public mind have important implications not only for the integrity of public discourse, but also for the collective sanity of western culture and civilization. As crafted by dominant news media 9/11 has become the cracked lens through which we view and conceive of our own history, identity, and purpose." - James Tracy: 9/11 Truth, Inner Consciousness, and the “Public Mind,” March 18, 2012.

"It's massive. And I think that focuses the mind. It makes you think in a different way. It makes you think anew." - International terrorist, war criminal, and former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz speaking about the 9/11 attacks on PBS on September 14, 2001.

"I assume you all know what I mean by fundamentalist materialism. It is that school of materialism which is like unto fundamentalist religion in that it is absolutely dogmatic and sure of itself in all respects, and has no doubts about anything. It's main propaganda arm in the United States is the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, otherwise known as CSICOP for short. And although they are opposed to all forms of mysticism, they have their own mantra, and it works just like an ordinary Hindu mantra. It quiets anxieties, it stills the restless mind, it ends the perpetual inquiring and questioning and wondering, and eventually it stops thought entirely. Their mantra is: It was only a coincidence. It was only a coincidence. It was only a coincidence." - Robert Anton Wilson, from, "RAW Explains Everything: The New Inquisition," 1988.

"We need to turn off the metaphorical televisions which are hooking us into the network of cultural assumptions dictated from the Pentagon and Madison Avenue and what-have-you. We need, instead, to turn on our terminals, and to begin to interact with like-minded people throughout the world and establish this new intellectual order, which will be then the salvation of mankind, I firmly believe– because it is a collectivity, and people will then feel the interrelatedness of their fates, feel the interrelatedness as a thing which transcends national divisions, ideological divisions, feel the primacy of being part of the human family." - Terence McKenna, from a speech in 1984 called, "Psychedelic Society." 

"It is this history of government deceit and wrongdoing that renders Sunstein’s desire to use covert propaganda to “undermine” anti-government speech so repugnant.  The reason conspiracy theories resonate so much is precisely that people have learned — rationally — to distrust government actions and statements.  Sunstein’s proposed covert propaganda scheme is a perfect illustration of why that is.  In other words, people don’t trust the Government and “conspiracy theories” are so pervasive precisely because government is typically filled with people like Cass Sunstein, who think that systematic deceit and government-sponsored manipulation are justified by their own Goodness and Superior Wisdom." - Glenn Greenwald, "Obama confidant’s spine-chilling proposal," January 15, 2010, commenting on the totalitarian idea of "cognitive infiltration" by President Obama's Information Czar Cass Sunstein.

"The inauthentic man lives in a tower, let's say he lives in this tower of Babylon, this ivory tower, that's constantly wobbling because it wasn't built on a straight foundation. So no matter what wind comes, the tower is always moving precariously moving back and forth, and to and fro. It's very frightening to live in the realm of the ego, because no matter what addition you put or how you maneuver the furniture, or how many more tiers you build onto that [tower], or how much embellishment, the tower itself is teetering. And we are in that period now, the whole of civilization is teetering." - Author, lecturer, and scholar Michael Tsarion, from his interview on Red Ice Radio on September 19, 2011, called, "Michael Tsarion: Inauthentic Man, Outsider, Enlightenment, Ego, Self, Mass Insanity."

"Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears." - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis.

"If the man doesn't believe as we do, we say he is a crank, and that settles it. I mean, it does nowadays, because now we can't burn him." - Mark Twain.

"Sanity is not statistical — Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad." - Winston Smith, from George Orwell's 1984.

"The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is the beginning of thought." - Justice Anthony Kennedy.
"It hurts more to have a belief pulled than to have a tooth pulled, and no intellectual novocain is available." - Elmer Davis.
You're probably wondering: why all the quotes above? Answer: to get you thinking. To get your mind fired up.

Thinking is more important for survival than almost anything else. What we think about on any given subject or historical event could be totally wrong and distorted, and such distorted thinking produces catastrophic consequences for millions of people. But out of a false sense of confidence in one's own sense of judgement, we dismiss the thought that we are wrong, and mindlessly assert that we are right in the face of mounting evidence.

The perfect example of distorted thinking is the regressive 9/11 truth denial movement that defends the official story of 9/11 despite all the evidence to the contrary.

Sometimes, we can't help but think falsely. Man is a herd animal, and government is a beast of prey. When set loose in the wild by its criminal owners, government turns into an unstoppable killing machine. And it is a machine that first targets the freedom of the mind because the mind is where the individual is most vulnerable. Once the victims of a despotic government cease to think, they cease to defend themselves, and become easy prey for the heartless predators who hide behind the camouflage of government.

In the modern technological age, a government's capacity to kill thought is god-like, especially a world empire like the United States government.

The American shadow government, as the unrivaled God of the Earth, took advantage of the fact that it was the most trusted nation in the world by killing three thousand of its own citizens along with Israel's shadow government. Both governments quickly used the tragedy to declare a world war on every nation that stood in their path, beginning with Afghanistan and Iraq.

When we look back now, we can clearly see that the right to think came under attack on September 11, 2001. It was the day the Global Mind stood still. Besides a few renegade radio hosts in the heartland of the United States like William Cooper and Alex Jones, the free world bought the official story of 9/11 without thought.

People responded emotionally to the 9/11 attacks, as the government perpetrators in America and Israel knew would happen because of their knowledge of the collective human psyche. Their faith in people's gullibility and thoughtlessness was justified in the days, weeks, months, and year after 9/11.

The collective brainwashing of the global public mind by the U.S.-Israeli state terrorists would not have been possible without their absolute control of the most powerful and hypnotic mind control device invented in history: television.

Bernard Roshco, the author of the 1979 book 'Newsmaking,' and a former editor of Public Opinion Quarterly, observed in his 1991 article for the American Journalism Review called, 'A Giant Named Elmer,' that "television's hegemony over our collective memory," is a power that has constructed the "public recollection of the past century." The giant Roshco was referring to in his title was Elmer Davis, a CBS reporter, and "the Director of the United States Office of War Information during World War II."

Elmer Davis held that the right to think is a sacred right. In his book of essays titled, "Elmer Davis," Davis said that the freedom of the mind is being denied in America by power-hungry fascists. He wrote:
"But if real Fascists are few, there is a dangerously larger number of people--many but by no means all of them rich--who could be called Fascistoid. Fascism has to have at least a pretense of doctrine; in Italy the doctrine was ignored, in Germany it was never more than a thing of shreds and patches; but there is one cardinal principle that was not ignored in either country and seems to be sympathetically regarded by many people here--the principle that our side has a right to put your side down and keep you down, regardless.
[These elements] might be called (God help us) an elite; they have a good deal of influence, a great deal of money, and even some ideas, twisted and erroneous as those ideas may be. But they are backed up by a popular support--people who have little money, no influence except as they derive it from numbers, and nothing that could be called ideas; but plenty of emotion. The kind of people who a generation ago made up the mass membership of the Ku Klux Klan, which a few smart men at the top manipulated in their own interest; and I am afraid there are more of them now than there were then. I have guessed that people like that may amount to fifteen or twenty per cent of the population of the country, and hope that estimate is not too low--as some of my friends think whose material for a guess is as good as mine. People, they are, whose dominant surface emotion is hatred; but underlying that, besides an appalling ignorance, is fear. They are afraid to think because it is hard work, afraid to let other people think because it might turn out that what they themselves have always thought is wrong. It hurts more to have a belief pulled than to have a tooth pulled, and no intellectual novocain is available.

In so far as their fear has any logical basis, it implies that the principle of freedom on which this republic was founded will not stand examination.

Fear of intelligence, fear of thinking, fear to trust your own opinions in the give and take of discussion--this in the strongest nation in the world--a nation which only a decade ago put forth the greatest military effort in all history (nothing the Germans or the Russians ever did equaled the simultaneous achievements of Eisenhower's invasion of Normandy and Spruance's conquest of the Marianas), a nation that could do the same again if it had to--provided we had the guts, provided we had not let our bowels turn to water. How many of our fellow citizens have become afraid of their own shadows I do not know; but there are far too many--"morticians of the mind," ex-President Truman has called them--and there are plenty of ambitious politicians who find, in making them afraid of their own shadows, the road to power." (Davis. 1970 (Reprint). Elmer Davis. Books for Libraries Press: Freeport, New York. Pg. 67-69.
Davis, and other heroic Americans such as President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President John F. Kennedy, ex-CIA officer John Stockwell, journalist Gary Webb, and others have warned the American people of the threat against American liberty from the centers of power in Washington.

Many of these great and noble figures, like Kennedy and Webb, were murdered by the fascistic CIA. I suspect that they "disappeared" Stockwell, too. Their silence could not be bought and neither could their mental obedience to the fictions of the CIA be beaten into them. President Kennedy, Webb, and Stockwell sought to preserve the right to think for Americans and all humans, and their punishment was death.

At the end of his essay on Elmer Davis, Roshco quoted from Davis's 1953 essay called, "Grandeur and the Miseries of Old Age." Davis wrote:
"We have got to defeat this attack on the freedom of the mind...But it takes courage for a young man with a family to stand up to it; all the more obligation on those of us who have nothing left to lose. At any age it is better to be a dead lion than a living dog – though better still, of course, to be a living and victorious lion – but it is easier to run the risk of being killed (or fired) in action if before long you are going to be dead anyway. This freedom seems to me the chief consolation of old age."
Davis's words in 1953 have even more currency in 2012. Without the freedom of the mind and the right to think, life is not worth living. What we call life today is a shadow of what life and this world could be. The general thoughtlessness of people and the power of totalitarian governments to bend reality and reshape minds in the service of evil and destruction is bringing our world to the brink of catastrophe.

Let's hope that people everywhere stop listening to governments and begin thinking for themselves.