The Lies You’re Told
May 14, 2012 by Bob Livingston
The elites are masters of propaganda. They have at their beck and call an army of “journalists” who never stray from the official state line for fear of being ostracized. They eagerly and happily spread lies and half-truths in order to gain and then keep their seats near the halls of power. Those who stray from the party line (Helen Thomas) are harshly dealt with.
They have learned that the more lies they tell, the more lies we believe. And the more lies we believe, the more dependent we become. Conversely, the fewer myths, lies and deceptions we succumb to, the less dependent — and, therefore, the freer — we are.
Propaganda is the science of persuasion and mind control. Its purpose is to forge allegiance to a political order or to ensure acceptance — and, therefore, consumption — of a particular product whether it is needed or beneficial. Propaganda victimizes the public by changing and controlling its belief system to the benefit of the political establishment or for the monetary gain of corporate interests and the medical establishment.
I have learned the power of propaganda. I have watched as otherwise intelligent and thoughtful people have had their minds manipulated so that they acted against their own best interests as a result of propaganda. It seems that organized and sophisticated propaganda is able to operate above the threshold of intelligence. In other words, without some imperative to trigger inquiry, very intelligent people buy into lies and myths the same as the general population. The lies and myths then become conventional wisdom. The human mind rarely accepts a challenge to conventional wisdom.
When confronted with a challenge to the established belief system, the mind closes off. When this happens, the individual employs avoidance behavior, writes off the new knowledge as conspiracy theory and labels it as kooky, insane or stupid. The information is then dismissed, never to be considered again, even when the facts support the new knowledge.
The esoteric purpose of propaganda is to extract wealth and labor illegally as concealed involuntary servitude. The people who use propaganda to persuade the populace against their best interests create myths and sell them as benefits.
Here, I break down some of the lies.
Lie: The War on Terror. The so-called War on Terror is actually a war on the American people. If al-Qaida is our enemy, as we’re told, why did we provide it aid and cover in Libya and why are we providing it aid in Syria? If its mastermind Osama bin Laden — who was never charged in connection to 9/11 — is dead, why are we constantly hearing new rumors of supposed terror plots? The FBI is supposedly keeping us safe from terrorists, yet it is setting up patsies, planning and giving them the means to carry out terror attacks so that it can swoop in and save the day. All of the recently uncovered “terrorist plots” in America are FBI creations. The original underwear bomber was under CIA surveillance and assisted onto the plane by a CIA asset. The latest underwear bomber was a CIA double agent. The so-called War on Terror was fabricated to benefit the military-industrial complex and the vast security apparatus that was bound to develop following the 9/11 attacks and the passage of the liberty-stealing USA Patriot Act. We still do not know the whole story behind the 9/11 attacks. Even the 9/11 Commission admits this and blames stonewalling, lying and cover-up by people in government.
Lie: The West is in peril from Islamofascism: Like the War on Terror and so-called attempted terrorist attacks in the United States, the threat of Islamofascism is a creation of the shadowy intelligence networks of the United States, Great Britain and Israel, which have provided funding and training for terror networks. This is outgrowth of government’s propensity to create a problem so that the populace will clamor for relief. Government can then demand and receive additional funding and establish additional control in order to address the problem it created.
Lie: President Barack Obama killed Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden is a bogeyman who gets pulled out of a drawer whenever the political winds blow the wrong direction. George W. Bush did this first, and then Obama. Bin Laden was long dead and his flesh rotted away when Obama sent Seal Team 6 into Pakistan. He is but one in a line of terrorists who are killed and revived when needed.
Lie: Iran is a direct threat to the United States and Israel: Officials in government and at the U.N. have repeatedly admitted that Iran is not developing a nuclear weapon. Iran is a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, and inspectors from the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency are permanently stationed in Iran to monitor its nuclear program. Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad never called for Israel to be wiped off the map. Israel has nuclear weapons and would respond with overwhelming force if Iran tried to attack. Iran does not possess a missile capable of reaching the United States. Yet the drumbeat goes on from the neocon stooges like Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman as well as from the talking heads on TV (see the first paragraph for explanation).
Lie: America is a democracy. Constitutional republican government passed away with the election of the tyrant Abraham Lincoln. Stealth, gradualism and propaganda caused the populace to accept that America is a democracy. Democracy is a euphemism for fascism. American democracy has the trappings of representative government but is fascism in reality. Call it benevolent totalitarianism. Banksters and corporate interests control the President and Congress and, therefore, control the workings of government.
Lie: The Federal Reserve controls inflation. The Federal Reserve is the world engine of inflation. Since the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913, the purchasing power of the dollar has almost been destroyed. During the 100 years prior to the Federal Reserve, there was gold-backed currency that kept its purchasing power. The people would not have accepted a central bank, but the elites used propaganda to convince the populace the Federal Reserve was not a central bank and that the banksters opposed it. It was the first great lie of the 20th century.
Lie: The economy is improving. Despite what the Obamaphile mainstream media report, there is no measure by which the economy is showing a rebound. While the “official” unemployment rate dropped from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent, real unemployment climbed from 22.2 percent to 22.3 percent. More than 46 million people remain on food stamps. Housing prices continue to drop. Inflation is much greater than reported. Food stamps and social welfare programs are the only things holding off revolution like the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Bahrain. (Most other supposed Arab Spring uprisings were instigated by agent provocateurs in order to depose puppet leaders who had outlived their usefulness or depose leaders who would not be U.S. puppets.)
Lie: Your Congressman is working on your behalf. The elites in Congress and the bureaucrats who do their work are employees of the government and their loyalty is to the government and their bankster and corporatist masters.
Lie: There is a difference between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. The two parties exist to provide a false paradigm to keep Americans divided. Their goal is to accumulate power and maintain a majority so their selected benefactors can be adequately rewarded from the Federal treasury.
Lie: The American healthcare system is the best in the world. Healthcare in America exists as a drug cartel to further enrich the already super-rich pharmaceutical companies. It is a tremendous burden on the backs of the people. Medical practitioners are, for the most part, completely brainwashed. Healthcare would be more accurately termed symptomology as what passes for healthcare is the treatment of symptoms, not disease. Organized medicine is now the third-leading cause of death. American healthcare is a Malthusian dream to reduce the population under the pretense of doctoring for sickness and disease.
Lie: American obesity means people eat too much and exercise too little. Americans eat too much processed and acidic foods and consume too much high fructose corn syrup. Americans suffer from full-belly starvation. The American diet is high in calories and very low in nutrition. This is a diet that builds an obese and sick population and leads to early death. The American diet is acidic, and acidification of the body brings death. A vegetarian diet is alkaline and it is the diet for health and longevity. Disease thrives on acidity. Death is full-body acid saturation. Unfortunately, eating a healthy vegetarian diet is becoming difficult thanks to machinations of Monsanto, Bayer and others who are creating genetically modified organisms and calling it food and saturating the ground with harmful pesticides and defoliants like Agent Orange, actions I term government-sponsored agricultural terrorism. And unless you are incredibly discerning in your selection of meats, you are consuming antibiotics and steroids that are creating havoc in your body.
Lie: Euthanasia is a quick and painless death. Euthanasia can happen over many years as drugs, and “immunizations” often kill slowly. The system can reduce the population without blame if it’s done over time so as to separate cause and effect. People don’t need drugs or doctors. Sick people, especially, don’t need drugs or doctors. They need nutrition.
Lie: Income taxes fund the government. The income tax system is a cover operation for the regulation of the regime of paper money. It facilitates efforts to maintain dossiers on citizens and transfer wealth. Ask yourself this: If the government can and does create (print) all the money it needs, why does it need taxes?
Lie: Savings and retirement. The money creators cause inflation to melt your savings and retirement while you sleep. CDs and bank accounts do not preserve you savings, especially in recent years with the Fed’s artificially low interest rates. The dollar is inflation. It is set to self-destruct. This is theft by deception. The true meaning of currency destruction with inflation is war upon the people. Then there are individual retirement accounts and 401(k)s. Congress set up the tax code to encourage investment in these scams in order to prop up the stock market and give the illusion of a robust economy. It created penalties that discouraged you from accessing your money, giving little choice but to watch as your nest egg lost more than half its value in the 2008 crash. Rather than help the now-destitute people, Congress rewarded the banksters who created the problem. Now there are discussions under way for the government to confiscate the billions of dollars in those accounts and replace it with another government sponsored Ponzi scheme.
Lie: A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for Obama. The elites in both parties and the bureaucrats in the Washington, D.C., cesspool are terrified of Ron Paul and are doing all they can to defeat him. There is a full-on media blackout of his candidacy. On the rare occasion Paul’s name is mentioned it is followed by the caveat, “He can’t win.” The Republican establishment operates for sole purpose of pleasing the Israel lobby, the banksters, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the military industrial complex. Paul is hated by them because he has openly stated he wants to eliminate alphabet soup government agencies that provide a revolving door between government and industry and cut off their gravy train: perpetual war. The banksters hate him because he wants to cut off their gravy train: the Federal Reserve and its endless money printing. So the Republican voter is propagandized into believing that he should abandon his principals and vote for a candidate he does not like or agree with on many points. The American voter has forgotten that it is the candidate’s job to provide a platform and record acceptable to the majority of the voting population. It is the voter’s job to accept or reject the candidate based on that record and platform. Anything less is a sellout of principals. A vote for either Mitt Romney or Obama is a vote for continued and reinforced fascism.