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SINGLE ISSUE ACTIVISM and LEFT OPPORTUNISM

April 28, 2011 Leave a comment

                 Its History, Dude.

While participating in a 911 Truth street action a couple of years ago I heard a curt, yet memorable, comment from a passerby.  Managing to catch the attention of a college student coasting along on a skateboard, I quickly asked, “Want to know the truth about 9/11?”

Dismissing my offer of a copy of Loose Change, he answered, “Its history, Dude” and continued on his way.  I had to admit, in his own way, he was right.  He saw no current relevance in 9/11.  It was a succinct confirmation of something I had long suspected.

The 911 Truth movement is comprised of folks and opinions that span the political spectrum.  One would think it has the makings of a successful and cogent mass movement.  Dedicated individuals have documented indisputable forensic evidence refuting the government version.  Grassroots groups have courageously engaged the public by way of local media and on the street.  However, the movement remains marginalized and misunderstood.  Years after the event, we are not much nearer to justice and closure for the crimes of 9/11/01 than we are for the lies of the Gulf of Tonkin.

Given the scope and diversity of the movement and its members, it is difficult to make generalizations.  A subjective view based on personal experience, however, reveals a preoccupation with “single issue” orientation.  Dedicated to a false flag event occurring during the Bush administration, it is held captive to a specific day in history.  Arguably, keeping things “single issue”, and nonpartisan, has its merits:  It’s about a crime and its resolution.  It is about justice for the victims and perpetrators.

In reality, however, people have political and value based motivations for their involvement in the Truth movement.  We are concerned about this government crime just as we are concerned about all government crimes, past and present.  We are concerned about the world we live in today.  9/11 is only one example of staged terrorism used by the power elite to destroy freedoms and liberties.  It is only one example of a rogue government paid off to serve financial interests contradictory to the welfare of its citizenry.  It is only one example of government sponsored murder.

It is the quintessential window into the workings of the New World Order.   It was the signal event, and pretext, marking the transformation from a republic to a police state.  For some, public exposure and criminal charges brought against the secret players behind 9/11 would be an ending.  For others, it would only be the beginning to dismantle the Orwellian global empire and restore our Constitution.  It is the one test question we pose to politicians.  Their response to the idea of reopening an honest investigation will define them as true patriots or as waffling quislings.

9/11 paved the way for two wars in the Middle East and laid the political foundation for a domestic surveillance control grid.  It is no coincidence that the ruling elite now have a police state apparatus in place to control anticipated rebellion as they rob and enslave the population.  With the connivance of their puppet governments the Anglo-American private banking cartel is in overdrive to consolidate its power.

One thing is certain.  Keeping 911 activism single issue oriented also serves the interests of the ruling elite:

The objective of the corporate elites has been to fragment the people’s movement into a vast “do it yourself” mosaic. War and globalization are no longer in the forefront of civil society activism. Activism tends to be piecemeal. There is no integrated anti-globalization anti-war movement. The economic crisis is not seen as having a relationship to the US led war.  Dissent has been compartmentalized. Separate “issue oriented” protest movements (e.g. environment, anti-globalization, peace, women’s rights, climate change) are encouraged and generously funded as opposed to a cohesive mass movement. This mosaic was already prevalent in the counter G7 summits and People’s Summits of the 1990s.
Michel Chossudovsky

It would be folly to assume that the 911 Truth movement is surreptitiously funded by any globalist financial concern for the purpose of control.  Logically, it does not wash.  However, the working principle of keeping the movement “piecemeal” and not fully integrated into an anti-war, anti-globalist movement can be just as devastating.

De facto complicity

Solely focusing on 9/11 as a crime perpetrated by a Republican administration, not only isolates it from the pertinent issues of the day, but also allows it to be exploited by those that benefit from the left/right paradigm charade.  During an almost seamless transition from the Bush administration servile to the banker cartel, to the Obama regime, equally as servile, many in the Truth movement chose to remain “single issue”, and by that, de facto complicit.  The wars continue.  The Patriot Act continues.  The debt-slavery impoverishment of Americans continues.

Within the Truth movement there are proclamations of a general mission to “advance the insight that ending a world in which 9/11-type and other “synthetic” events dictate the agenda, requires the fall of.., secret government and hidden economics”. Some activists, however, noticeably avoid the related hot topics of today.  In a time of unprecedented awakening to the New World Order (NWO), there are those who explicitly undermine attempts to place 9/11 outside of the phony left/right paradigm.  My former participation in a local Truth group that was dominated by a left-progressive clique disclosed the true danger of single issue activism.

Typically, meetings were structured around a video and discussion solely focusing 9/11.  Tangential subjects were barely tolerated.  I remember one poor chap being admonished, “We are not here to talk about the Federal Reserve.  You should go to other groups for that.”  Facilitators were fond of the mantra, “Draw your own conclusions.  We’re nonpolitical here.”  Needless to say, the meetings remained meagerly attended.

Their style of street activism matched that of the meetings.  In the fall of 2008, I was compelled to consider how many people I influenced to vote for so called Hope and Change by honoring the apolitical ideal.  At street actions and tabling events I’m sure many people mechanically took a DVD or fact sheet and made more of a connection with ‘evil’ Republicans than with the real issue – a singular “bipartisan”, long-term agenda of incremental fascism.

All activities were noticeably accompanied with aggressive intel gathering on activists and sympathizers ostensibly for a contact list.  True to form, the Left elitist penchant for information collection and control was in evidence.  Drawing my own conclusions, when my efforts to frame 9/11 within an NWO context, democratize the group, and protect personal information privacy of participants, began to take up as much time and energy as actual activism, decidedly, it was time to give up on these people and move on.

Left Opportunism

The Left, who naïvely yearn for socialist paradise, can comfort themselves that 9/11 must be the result of “right-wing capitalism”.  Single issue orientation allows them no need to think past the comfortable left/right modality.  It allows them to demonize conservatives and, at the same time, wear the cosmetic of “non-partisanship”.  A long history of false flag events, engineered by global financial elites pulling the strings on both capitalist and socialist governments, becomes moot.  In the end, Left gate keeping helps the ruling class to maintain polarization and political impotence among the masses.  In addition, socioeconomic structures based on Left ideology are necessarily top-down and elitist.  Therefore, collectivists are more keen to portray 9/11 as a singular GOP deed than as a common device to herd a given population into compliance.  Like pro TV wrestlers, elitists, and their agents, stay within a predetermined choreography.

Equivalent to Tea Party co-optation and sabotage by Neo-cons, the Left can seize leadership of the Truth movement in like fashion.  Soul mates of the eugenicist, war making, fascist elite, left collectivists continually maneuver to posture themselves as the legitimate opposition.  Caught between the ever unfolding corporatist agenda of the Obama administration and the burgeoning populism that defies the GOP/Dem dichotomy, the socialist Left will be forced to acknowledge NWO issues.  Thus far, the most effective Left co-optation of the genuine Anti-NWO movement is the Zeitgeist Movement.  Farsighted left totalitarians have scored a major victory in the propaganda war with Zeitgeist, The Movie (2007).  The P.R. film for the Venus Project, a scheme claiming to solve war and poverty with a ‘resource based social system’, Zeitgeist is a factual exposé of 9/11 and the private banking oligarchy.*  Along with a bashing of major religions against a thematic backdrop of Gaian-esque reverence for mother earth, the message is clear:  Down with the New World Order, long live our New World Order!  Making use of the 9/11 tragedy to promote global, hive-mind, communism as a cure for the ills of crony state capitalism becomes obvious.

Our goal is to not let 9/11 fade into the unforgiving prison of time.  The planners and financiers must be brought to justice.  By its very nature single issue activism does not address the system that enables and protects the perpetrators.  For many, 9/11 is indeed history.  It is the system of tyranny that is still with us and still very relevant.  The victims will only see true justice when tyranny falls.

Notes:

[1] Loose Change: http://www.loosechange911.com/

[2] Manufacturing Dissent”: the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites.  The People’s Movement has been Hijacked, by Michel Chossudovsky.  Full article here: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21110

[3] A major portal of activism, 911Truth.org, mission statement: http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20061014120445472#mission

[4]  ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT AND THE VENUS PROJECT – AN ANALYSIS
© 2008 – 2011 by G. Edward Griffin. Updated 2011 March 23: http://www.freedomforceinternational.org/freedomcontent.cfm?fuseaction=zeit_addendum&refpage=issues

*As of this writing there are new developments regarding the Venus Project and the Zeitgeist Movement.  An apparent falling out between the two has occurred.  Read more: http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/Blog/?p=4317

Chomsky, Chossudovsky, and Controlled Opposition

October 8, 2010 Leave a comment

In a recent article for GlobalResearch.ca, Michel Chossudovsky cogently describes how the present day oligarchy creates and manipulates its own opposition.

Acknowledging the propaganda model of “manufacturing consent”, posited by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, Chossudovsky goes further to fill in more of the picture with the concept of “manufacturing dissent”.  Some of his observations include:

“Under contemporary capitalism, the illusion of democracy must prevail.  It is in the interest of the corporate elites to accept dissent and protest as a feature of the system inasmuch as they do not threaten the established social order.  The purpose is not to repress dissent, but, on the contrary, to shape and mould the protest movement, to set the outer limits of dissent.”  

“To maintain their legitimacy, the economic elites favor limited and controlled forms of opposition, with a view to preventing the development of radical forms of protest, which might shake the very foundations and institutions of global capitalism.  In other words, “manufacturing dissent” acts as a “safety valve”, which protects and sustains the New World Order.”

“The mechanisms of “manufacturing dissent” require a manipulative environment, a process of arm-twisting and subtle cooptation of individuals within progressive organizations, including anti-war coalitions, environmentalists and the anti-globalization movement.”

“The inner objective is to “manufacture dissent” and establish the boundaries of a “politically correct” opposition.  In turn, many NGOs are infiltrated by informants often acting on behalf of western intelligence agencies.  Moreover, an increasingly large segment of the progressive alternative news media on the internet has become dependent on funding from corporate foundations and charities.”

Chossudovsky goes on to reveal:  “The economic elites –which control major foundations– also oversee the funding of numerous NGOs and civil society organizations, which historically have been involved in the protest movement against the established economic and social order. The programs of many NGOs and people’s movements rely heavily on both public as well as private funding agencies including the Ford, Rockefeller, McCarthy foundations, among others.”

In other words, if a few disruptive thinkers see through the media/educational propaganda façade and succeed in waking the rest of the herd, the elite will take a proactive approach and guide the rebellion into results that benefit them.  Moreover, the truism, money talks, bullshit walks, is readily applied here.

Perceptive, he also points out that funding and maintaining a ‘citizen watch group’ legitimizes the watched group in the public’s mind.  Generous, the mugger can now invite the victim to sit down at the table and, well, you know.., work things out.  Textbook dialectics.

While funding, and other forms of direct interaction with the controlled opposition by the ruling class, are well explained and documented in the article, a question remains.  Can money alone buy a mindset?  Can bribes induce a specific ideological perspective?  The “politically correct” opposition does not begin with a payoff.  It begins at a more pervasive level.  The leaders of a movement can be bought.  The mass followers, however, can only be indoctrinated.

The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles, and mysteries. Under a scientific dictatorship, education will really work, with the result that most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution. There seems to be no good reason why a thoroughly scientific dictatorship should ever be overthrown.  Aldous Huxley

Huxley understood the power of indoctrination and propaganda.  For generations, government education (public schools) and the mass media have existed to serve the interests of its final owners – the transnational corporations.  An epistemological cartel serves the scientific dictatorship.  It is vital to the corporate-banker complex to maintain a homogenous market of predictable credit-debt consumers yet, oppositional dichotomies must be ‘shaped and moulded’ to create division and polarization.  Non-issues become issues.  Non-issues often adorn the banners of permitted protests.  Politically correct non-issues provide the illusion for superficial revolutionary change.

The words, “conservative” and “liberal” have lost currency as meaningful political labels.  Where once a Conservative defended the monarchy, he now defends limited government.  Where once a Liberal agitated against monarchy, and for individualism and free enterprise, he now defends the status quo of statism and socialism.  Both words are bandied about and, at best, used as a generality – a catch-all when definitive description is too much of a chore.  Add to the mix, “neoconservative”, and we now have a politician giving campaign speeches about the virtues of limited government and the prudent need to extend the Patriot Act.    

The popular cultural dichotomies that the education/media complex have programmed us with, such as, pro-life and pro-choice, Gay and straight, creationist and evolutionist, and so on, are superfluous to the fiat money debt-slave Ponzi scheme, i.e., the foundation of the New World Order.  Guns or butter?  It doesn’t matter.  Government entitlements for both increases social debt and private bankster profits.  Wedge issues are employed to keep us busy in our common slavery.  Successful political gains won by either side are heralded as “revolutionary”.  Change happens, yet nothing changes.  Seats are rearranged in the prison cafeteria.  It’s the “safety valve”. 

Lest Focus on the Family Christians or pro-choice atheists might forget the other and seriously question global empire, both can stay contented world citizens and, at the same time, enjoy the elation of righteous partisanship.  The fake drama of successive Democrat and Republican electoral victories salves the reality of the bipartisan agenda to serve the globalist paymasters.

Conveniently, non-issue dichotomies serve as devices to sabotage incipient populist rebellion.  We have witnessed the devolution of the Tea Party.  Beginning as an anti-tyranny movement, it had strong common appeal to values shared by rank-and-file Democrats and Republicans.  Now, it is nothing more than a faction within of the neocon GOP.  Orwellian War-on-Terror hype and Islamophobia have seemingly neutralized any populist challenge to the banker war-for-profit agenda.  The duopoly dictatorship has absorbed the threat to its existence and remains intact.  One day, historians may summarize the upcoming November, 2010, elections as a contest between career politicians and their opponents, exploiting Tea Party anger, hoping to begin careers.

Amid the clamor against Obama style Big Govt totalitarianism, the voices for anti-globalization and restoration of the Constitution must stay consistent, clear and nonpartisan.  The obsession to support any Republican, who sermonizes about “limited government”, should be examined:  Does he mean limited government for the people, or does he mean limited control for Wall Street and the transnational banker cartel?  Follow the money.  The insurance industry is contributing more to Republican candidates than to Democrat candidates:

.., having backed the Obama health care legislation because it forced 30 million Americans to buy insurance or face fines, the insurance industry wants a Republican-controlled Congress to write more business-friendly rules for the new coverage, so that it can offer cut-rate, high-profit plans to this new captive market.  Patrick Martin

The November elections will bring to the table freedom issues on a scale unprecedented in recent history.  We cannot, however, compromise principles merely to see victory for a “libertarian” candidate.  Real revolutionary change rarely occurs by ballot.  Most often, it occurs when the people, en masse, decide to make their own destiny.       

Notes:
[1] Manufacturing Dissent”, M. Chossudovsky: the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites.  The People’s Movement has been Hijacked, by Michel Chossudovsky.  Full article here: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21110
[2] ibid: “Manufacturing consent”. [It] implies manipulating and shaping public opinion. It establishes conformity and acceptance to authority and social hierarchy. It seeks compliance to an established social order. “Manufacturing consent” describes the submission of public opinion to the mainstream media narrative, to its lies and fabrications.  Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, 1988.
Aldous Huxley, – Brave New World Revisited, 116: http://members.iimetro.com.au/~hubbca/sci-dictatorship.htm 
Scientific Dictatorship: http://www.modernhistoryproject.org/mhp/ArticleDisplay.php?Article=ScientificDictatorship and
http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/NWO/Ascendancy.htm
[3] Focus on the Family: Colorado Springs based evangelical Christian organization: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/
[4] Corporate Cash Floods US Congessional Elections, P. Martin: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21346

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