Tuesday, 25 April 2017

European Super State

Beyond a Failing European Super State

By Julian Rose

– Deciding the Future we Want –
This subject should be of interest to everyone, regardless of where you live. We are all affected by the unraveling of this behemoth called the European Union, just as we are by its continued presence. It is, after all, a work of mammon; yet masterfully disguised as a pan European socio-economic entente-cordiale.
It has its roots in the historical imperative of empire building and came into being as a direct extension of Hitler’s Nazi inspired goal of establishing a ‘Third Reich’.
The leading voice of the EU’s first version, the European Union Treaty of 1957, was a German named Walter Hallstein. He became the founder president of the Commission of the European Economic Community and one of the founding fathers of the European Union. His suitability for filling this role was based upon his earlier work as a senior attorney of the Nazi/IG Farben partnership. The line of continuity is direct.
However, the blueprint that lead to the formation of the European Union was first tabled at a meeting of the highly secretive Bilderberg group in Rome some four years earlier. The Bilderberg group, which meets annually to this day, is composed of elite bankers, industrialists, political high-flyers and royalty. It is hardly surprising that the notion of a European Super State should find favor with this assembly.
We are looking at the key individuals behind what became a self selecting, autocratic top-down hierarchy. A hierarchy whose decision making process would be entirely self contained. It was never, by any remotest stretch of the imagination, a ‘people’s movement’. Nor did it aspire to any form of ‘democracy’; but developed rapidly into a centrally based technocracy. A pyramid, whose top-end bureaucracy consists of an unelected cabal serving the interest of big business, multinational corporations and political power mongers interested in the wider control of humanity as a whole.
It is a major plank in the long desired elite vision of a ‘New World Order’.
Overt Monopoly
Hallstein himself stated in his book ‘Europe in the Making’: “The Commission is entrusted with what virtually amounts to a monopoly in taking the initiative in all matters affecting the Community. There are few exceptions to this general rule, but these ought to be removed at the earliest opportunity.”
He adds “As I see it, the Commission should eventually be empowered to take all measures necessary for the implementation of the Treaty on its own authority, without having to rely on special and specific approval by the Council of Ministers.”
Thus it has been and continues to be. But due to a fundamental belief and expertise in the powers of deception, it has carried some four hundred million European citizens along with it under the aegis of uniting independent nations behind what it has claimed to be ‘an economically beneficial harmonization of rules and regulations’.
A process which has led the European Union to become the largest trading block in the world. With the Commission as leader of a ‘Supranational’ authority, overseeing the ‘acquis communautaire’ (the great acquired rule book) under which all member nation states are bound.
 ‘Supranational’: please remember that this means ‘above national’ the ‘highest authority’ – that which supersedes national law.
What an incredible feat! Millions and millions across the continent of Europe have come to passively accept the covert – and often overt – imposition of a dictatorship under the illusion that it is a benign force for good.
But such deception cannot prevail forever. Signs of dissent have been growing for decades. In 2001 the Irish voted ‘no’ to being party to the Nice Treaty. The news rocked Europe, causing the Commission to put the Irish government under enormous pressure to do a re-run and to embark on a massive propaganda exercise warning that the Irish economy would collapse unless it voted in favor of the Treaty. It duly conformed.
Further tremblings have grown in intensity since that time, and then, in June 2016, the infamous ‘Brexit’ was launched into reality. It shook the nation and it shook the federation – and the shock waves have not ceased to reverberate. With similar rebellions simmering on a number of fronts throughout the Union, cracks are opening up that can no longer be papered-over.
There are good reasons to be suspicious of the sincerity of the British government in genuinely freeing Britain from the chains that have bound it to the Union for the past forty four years. However that is the subject for another article.
Do We Have a Vision of the Future We Want?
Whatever the political reality actually is – one thing in particular is alarming the powers that be – people are becoming aware. Slowly at first, but week by week the process is gathering pace.
As a result, a large question now presents itself to all citizens of Europe and beyond: what shape do we want our collective futures to take?
Do we actually have a vision of the future we want? And if not, why not?
This is not a Utopian question. Those who think it is, are unwilling to recognize the power that exists among ‘we the people’ to bring about the change we want to see. Not to countenance this is to remain a slave to the same control system which is suffocating the creative power at the heart of humanity.
When I speak of change, I mean real change, the clearing away of not just the EU, but all known versions of ‘government’ and their replacement with a new model which will rise-up from the grass roots.
So to get things underway, I’m going to make my contribution by briefly outlining a vision of the general direction I believe we could and should be moving in.
Firstly, in order for EU countries and regions to (re)establish their socio-economic and cultural identity and organic sense of direction, they must actually break-free from the fascistic super state which is today’s reality. Also, as I have stated above, break-free from all recognized forms of top-down government, since virtually all of them are deeply corrupt and in the pockets of corporate interests. This ‘ditching of the dead’ is the prerogative for moving forward.
Once freed from the neoliberal/neocon military industrial project covertly imposed by an alliance of US government interests, the European Commission and the governments of most Western nation states, each country will be able to once again explore its priorities and to freely redefine its relationship with its neighbours.
Right from the start, the old ‘globalization model’ must be abandoned in favor of the reintegration of production and marketing according to an inter regional and local pattern.
Read the full article HERE

Monday, 24 April 2017

Win the Information War

How Do the People of Truth Win the Current Information War

By Tim Bryant

If it’s not clear to people yet, it will be soon that society has entered into what can only be described as an all-out information war between established news outlets, often referred to as the mainstream media, and independent news outlets run by citizen journalists (which is often referred to as the alternative media.) The two sides have fundamentally different philosophies as to what kind of vision for the future is possible, and paint very different pictures about what is really going on in in the world, what the biggest problems are that need fixing, etc.
Despite our most wishful thinking, the two paradigms cannot coexist together — something must give.
It’s seems rather obvious to those with the eyes to see that most of the mainstream media is nothing more than a mouthpiece for the interests of the most powerful people and institutions in our society. Their agenda is predominantly driven by money and control, with the main premise being centered on getting the public to buy into their mental model of reality.
Mainstream media has no interest in changing the power structure within society because the current institutions that run the world are the same institutions that own the major media outlets and pay their bills. Since corruption runs rampant in the upper echelons of society, the function of mainstream media is mostly rooted in hiding their networks of perversion through the use of mass mind control and propaganda. Simple logic will tell anyone that exposing the public to truth is usually detrimental for the power of oligarchs, hence why they use media to hide the truth rather than reveal it. So, utilizing techniques like public relations, propaganda, and entertainment, the media keeps the public unaware of the evil going on behind the scenes and too distracted to bother looking.
On the other hand, most of the alternative media has remained largely independent of corporate interests, which has allowed it to blossom into a community that’s driven by the forces of love, freedom, and truth. While there is great diversity within the alternative media and not all outlets are rated equally, there still remains a vibrant community of excellent researchers, journalists and activists who are on a daily grind to get the truth out to the citizens of the world — and most are not getting paid to do so.
Instead, most involved in the alternative media realize that if they don’t take the time to find and understand real information, and spread it around, then our society will continue to be deceived by the so-called “powers that be”. The function of alternative media mostly revolves around getting people the raw data with some historical context and analysis to it, so that others can follow along, check the sources themselves, and make their own decisions based on the cases presented. This open source format — which allows for debate — comes in direct opposition to the mainstream media, which acts like an authority figure telling people what to think.
The Collision Between Mainstream and Alternative Media
The information war between the two is really the result of two things: a disgruntled public that has been lied to for centuries, and the dawn of the Internet which has created a platform for the free flow of information all over the globe. As a result, the buried truths of the past and obfuscated realities of the present are rising to the surface and being exposed by the alternative media. This is scaring the hell out to the establishment media, since it’s their job to keep the current power structure afloat. If the present trend continues at its current pace, then it’s only a matter of time before alternative media becomes the dominant force in mainstream consciousness.
While the battle between the two has steadily been in progress within underground circles for many years, the beef has carried over into the forefront of collective consciousness and is currently dominating the mainstream airwaves. Now more than ever, the conflict between the two is visible for all to see, as the massive “fake news” public relations operation to combat alternative media is well under way in the mainstream press, claiming that anything that goes against the establishment narrative is “fake news.”
Some of the claims being thrown out there are that these alternative news sources are all part of a Russian propaganda campaign; that the people propagating them consist of alt-right nut job conspiracy theorists; and my personal favorite that they are a bunch of 15 year old Internet trolls that sit in their basement in Macedonia and spread fake news for shits and giggles, as if exposing stories like PizzaGate is pleasurable.
On the contrary, truthful journalism is a highly dangerous field to be in, so anyone propagating the notion that all these people are Internet trolls doing this for fun has simply fallen victim to mainstream media propaganda. While trolls and click bait sites do exist, they are not unique to alternative media and can be found surrounding any topic on the Internet. In fact, most of the trolls and fake news sites that are lumped in with the alternative media to smear them are usually counter-intelligence operations used to infiltrate the ranks and discredit the movement.
What’s interesting to note about all the claims being used to slander the alternative media is that not a single one tries to make an argument based on any type of logic. The only rational explanation for this is that the mainstream media knows that it can’t win the information war by opening it up for debate and discussing the facts. Instead, they must resort to smear campaigns, psychological operations, and down-right Orwellian censorship of the Internet to distort the truth.
There is a reason Congress gave a green light to the government to produce and use propaganda on its people by abolishing the Smith Mundt Act. There is a reason that Congress is currently trying to push through the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act, which gives the government authority to create a Ministry of Truth for the purpose of filtering information on the Internet. Heck, even the Pope has become involved with the “fake news” campaign by comparing it to eating faeces (which is weird in and of itself!)
With the massive push-back by the establishment against alternative media, the question now becomes: How do the people of truth in the independent media win the information war when the whole deck is stacked against them?
Have a Clear Message
 Before there can be any type of actions taken on this new battlefront, the people of truth must develop a clear message above all else. The message here is simple; let the truth come out in whatever form it may be. With truth as the backbone to everything alternative media is about, the obvious sidekicks that accompany truth are love, justice, and open access to information all over the globe.
One of the key aspects to unraveling the truth for all to see is having clear, easy to follow talking points that are based on facts and cited by unbiased sources. While speculation is important, as it’s impossible to discover truth and plan for the future without entertaining a variety of thoughts, it’s essential to always state speculation as such, instead of obfuscating it as fact. However, it’s also important to remember that mainstream media also speculates, so consistently taking their word as fact without sound evidence should be recognized and called out by the general public. Citing “officials” or “people with intimate knowledge of the situation” simply doesn’t cut it anymore as legitimate sources in the Age of Information. This is rooted in appealing to authority as the basis of ones argument, which happens to be a logical fallacy.
The significance of having concise talking points is that it allows any who are unaware to quickly get up to speed and follow the line of research for themselves, rather than blindly believing someone at face value. The reality is that a majority of the population is still unawakened and has no idea that the world works very differently from how they’re told in school and what they watch on the news.
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