THOMAS HOBBES. "Leviathan," chapter 1. 1651.
"There are very few so foolish that they had not rather govern themselves than be governed by others."
EDMUND BURKE. "Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontent."
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."
NEW YORK TIMES. 11th August, 2002.
"During World War I, there was a popular front focused on hanging the Kaiser, catalyzed, in part, by American propaganda about how the Germans supposedly cut off the hands of Belgian children."VLADIMIR LENIN. Bolshevik ruler of Russia 1917-1924. http://www.downunderwebsites.com/famousquotes.htm
"If we can effectively kill the national pride and patriotism of just one generation, we will have won that country. Therefore, there must be continued propaganda abroad to undermine the loyalty of citizens in general, and teenagers in particular. By making drugs of various kinds readily available, by creating the necessary attitude of chaos, idleness and worthlessness, and by preparing him psychologically and politically, we can succeed."EDWARD BERNAYS. 1891- 1994. The "father of US public relations." Born in Vienna, Bernays was the double nephew of Sigmund Freud. Bernays’ mother was Sigmund Freud's sister, and his father's sister was Freud's wife.
Bernays openly admitted that his colleagues used alleged atrocities to provoke a public outcry against Germany during WWI and he directed CPI propaganda efforts in Latin America after it was over. He pioneered the application of his uncle's psychological theories to advertising and government propaganda. Bernays created ‘Madison Avenue’ advertising, based on the tricks of Freudian psychological manipulation. He was chief advisor to William Paley, who founded CBS in 1928.
Bernays' work and vivid writings served as an inspiration for Dr. Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister. His career prescribed the formula for what have become the accepted strategies and practices of public relations in the United States. He appears in the "Life" magazine list of the 100 most influential Americans of the twentieth century.
Bernays' prescription for a contented America was that the populace should accept the wisdom of 'a leadership democracy administered by the intelligent minority who know how to regiment and guide the masses.'
"It was, of course, the astounding success of propaganda during the war that opened the eyes of the intelligent few in all departments of life to the possibilities of regimenting the public mind… It was only natural, after the war ended, that intelligent persons should ask themselves whether it was not possible to apply a similar technique to the problems of peace."In the twenties, Bernays fathered the link between corporate sales campaigns and popular social causes, when-while working for the American Tobacco Company-he persuaded women's rights marchers in New York City to hold up Lucky Strike cigarettes as symbolic "Torches of Freedom."
The US government's fluoridation campaign was one of his most enduring successes. Almost overnight, under Bernays' mass mind-molding, the popular image of fluoride, which at the time was widely sold as rat and bug poison, became that of a beneficial provider of gleaming smiles, absolutely safe, and good for children. The prospect of the government mass-medicating water supplies with a well-known rat poison to prevent a non-lethal disease flipped the switches of sceptics across the country. But, under Bernays' spell, fluoride's opponents were permanently engraved on the public mind as crackpots and right-wing loonies.
The following are quotations taken from Bernays’ seminal work "Propaganda," which was published in 1928.
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate the organized habits and opinions of the masses constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of the country… The important thing is that [propaganda] is universal and continuous and in its sum total it is regimenting the public mind every bit as much as an army regiments the bodies of its soldiers… If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will, without their knowing it?…
Whatever attitude one chooses to take toward this condition, it remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons... We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of…
It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world… This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must co-operate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society…
As civilization has become more complex, and as the need for invisible government has been increasingly demonstrated, the technical means have been invented and developed by which opinion may be regimented. Ours must be a leadership democracy administered by the intelligent minority who know how to regiment and guide the masses…
The systematic study of mass psychology revealed to students the potentialities of invisible government of society by manipulation of the motives which actuate man in the group… So the question naturally arose: If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it?
The recent practice of propaganda has proved that it is possible, at least up to a certain point and within certain limits… No serious sociologist believes any longer that the voice of the people expresses any divine or especially wise and lofty idea. The voice of the people expresses the mind of the people, and that mind is made up for it by the group leaders in whom it believes and by those persons who understand the manipulation of public opinion…
Whether in the problem of getting elected to office or in the problem of interpreting and popularizing new issues, or in the problem of making the day-to-day administration of public affairs a vital part of the community life, the use of propaganda, carefully adjusted to the mentality of the masses, is an essential adjunct of political life."
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of organized habits and opinions of the masses must be done by experts, the public relations counsels; they are the invisible rulers who control the destinies of millions… the most direct way to reach the herd is through the leaders… all this must be planned… indoctrination must be subtle. It should be worked into the everyday life of the people, 24 hours a day in hundreds of ways… a redefinition of ethics is necessary… the subject matter of propaganda need not necessarily be true." ("Fluoridation and Tooth Decay," p. 8, by Caldwell and Zanfagna).Bernays stated that "control" of the public mind was necessary in order to avoid chaos. Acceptance of this control, he believed, could only lead to greater progress and prosperity. However, he glossed over the question of who should be exercising this "control" and what their ultimate agenda might be.
HERBERT GEORGE WELLS. 1866-1946. English novelist. 33rd degree Mason and Fabian socialist.
"The New World Order." 1940. http://www.downunderwebsites.com/famousquotes.htm
"Countless people... will hate the New World Order... and will die protesting against it... we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents."H. L. MENCKEN. 1880-1956. American author and journalist.
"The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression."
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed - and hence clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."JAMES PAUL WARBURG. Council on Foreign Relations member.
Warburg was a leading member of the Warburg Banking dynasty that, prompted by the Rothschilds, set up the Federal Reserve System in the USA in 1913. It is this system that has produced the situation where trillions of dollars are owed by the people of the USA to a very few international financiers.
Before the United States Senate. February 17th 1950.
"We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent."
ZBIGNIEW BREZHINSKY. National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter and advisor to 4 other presidents. High ranking member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Executive Director of the Trilateral Commission.
"The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities." ("Between Two Ages." 1970)
"In the technetronic society the trend seems to be toward... effectively exploiting the latest communication techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason... Human beings become increasingly manipulable and malleable... The increasing availability of biochemical means of human control... the possibility of extensive chemical mind control...
A nations information grid that will integrate existing electronic data banks is already being developed... The projected world information grid, for which Japan, Western Europe, and the United States are most suited, could create the basis for a common education program, for the adoption of common academic standards...
Today we are again witnessing the emergence of transnational elites... ties cut across national boundaries... It is likely that before long the social elites of the more advanced countries will be highly internationalist or globalist in spirit and outlook ... The nation-state is gradually yielding its sovereignty... Further progress will require greater American sacrifices." (Ibid)Brzezinski suggests a piecemeal movement toward a community of nations 'through a variety of indirect ties and already developing limitations on national sovereignty.' (Ibid. p. 296)
Brzezinski’s ultimate aim is 'the goal of World Government.' (Ibid. pp. 308-309)
"We are witnessing the emergence of transnational elites... composed of international businessmen, scholars, professional men and public officials. The ties of these new elites cut across national boundaries; their perspectives are not confined by national traditions…
The one big force that can derail the rise of this new elite is the politically activated masses, whose nativism could work against the cosmopolitan elites." (1972)
Which particular group of people have, since pre-Christian times, 'cut across national boundaries?'
Brzezinski described the United States as 'the only comprehensive global superpower.'
NATO is the instrument through which the United States would 'prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals ... keep tributaries pliant and protected, and ... keep the barbarians from coming together.' ("The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives," p. 40. 1997)
BROCK CHISHOLM. 1896-1971. First Director of the World Health Organisation when it was permanently established in 1948. Unitarian. Chisholm was the first psychiatrist to head the medical services of any army.
"Children must be free to think in all directions irrespective of the peculiar ideas of parents who often seal their children's minds with preconceived prejudices and false concepts of past generations. Unless we are very careful, very careful indeed, and very conscientious, there is still great danger that our children may turn out to be the same kind of people we are."(http://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/unitarians/chisholm.html)
"The world was sick, and the ills from which it was suffering were mainly due to the perversion of man, his inability to live at peace with himself. The microbe was no longer the main enemy; science was sufficiently advanced to be able to cope with it admirably. If it were not for such barriers as superstition, ignorance, religious intolerance, misery and poverty." (Ibid)
"We have swallowed all manner of poisonous certainties, fed us by our parents, our Sunday and day-school teachers, our politicians, our priests, our newspapers and others with a vested interest in controlling us." (Ibid) "To achieve One World Government it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, their loyalty to family traditions and national identification." (http://users.chariot.net.au/~brucehan/index10.htm)It is precisely this kind of well meaning, and yet obscenely self important ninny that has utterly destroyed the moral and social fabric of the western world.
PETER HOAGLAND. Nebraska State Senator. Radio debate with Pastor Patriot Everett Sileven. 1983.
"Fundamental, Bible believing people do not have the right to indoctrinate their children in their religious beliefs because we, the state, are preparing them for the year 2000, when America will be part of a one-world global society and their children will not fit in."
GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH. The 41st President of the United States.
"There ought to be limits to freedom." (Commenting on an anti-Bush website)
JEANE KIRKPATRICK. Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN. November 11th 1991.
"If the Bush Administration has a vision of the New World Order, it is time to share it with the Europeans and Americans, because a New World Order is precisely what is emerging on the continent of Europe today."
BILL CLINTON. 42nd US President.
"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans." (Press conference. March 1st 1993. "USA Today." March 11th 1993)
"The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people." ("MTV" interview. 1993) "You know the one thing that's wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say." (City Hall courtyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 28th 1993)
"If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government's ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees." (August 12th 1993)
"A lot of people say there's too much personal freedom. When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it." ("Enough is Enough." "MTV." April 19th 1994)LOUIS FREEH. Bill Clinton’s Jewish Director of the FBI. Later nominated to Supreme Court by Clinton.
"The American people must be willing to give up a degree of personal privacy in exchange for safety and security." (1993)
"This is a president who is serious about fighting and winning the war on terrorism. The liberation of Iraq and the continued effort to bring al Qaeda to justice are all the proof anyone should need. On May 1, our commander in chief stood on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, where he rightly should stand, and reiterated the Bush doctrine: ‘Any person involved in committing or planning terrorist attacks against the American people becomes an enemy of this country, and a target of American justice.’
Yesterday the White House reiterated Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's recent statement that al Qaeda leaders are now conducting their operations from Iran. The time to bring that pressure to bear is right now, with Ambassador Bremer and our armed forces bringing democracy and justice to the Iraqi people next door." (WSJ today. http://www.hench.net/2003/z052003a.htm)STROBE TALBOT. Deputy Secretary of State in Bill Clinton’s administration, 1992. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission. Roommate of Bill Clinton at Oxford University in England while both were Rhodes Scholars. Tabot was once so pro-Communist and pro-Soviet, that the F.B.I. classified him as a security risk.
"All countries are basically social arrangements. Within the next hundred years nationhood, as we know it, will be obsolete. All states will recognise a single global authority. A phase briefly fashionable in the mid 20th century, ‘citizen of the world,’ will have assumed real meaning at the end of the 21st...
All countries are basically social arrangements, accommodations to changing circumstances. No matter how permanent or even sacred they may seem at any one time, in fact they are all artificial and temporary... Perhaps national sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all... But it has taken the events in our own wondrous and terrible century to clinch the case for world government." ("Time Magazine." July, 20th 1992)
"Today, I say that no nation in the world need be left out of the global system we are constructing... those of you who have graduated today will live global lives." (Commencement Address, Harvard. June 5th 1997)
"Nobody has an option to say, I won't take globalisation, I'll take something else, because there isn't anything else."
"A world government can intervene militarily in the internal affairs of any nation when it disapproves of their activities."
"I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country." (Speech to Labour Party conference. October, 1995)
"The people are the masters. We are the servants of the people. We will never forget that, and if ever we do, the people will very soon show that what the electorate gives, the electorate can take away." (House of Commons. May, 1997)
"Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war." (NATO-Russia Summit, May 27, 1997)
"The most pressing foreign policy problem we face is to identify the circumstances in which we should get actively involved in other people’s conflicts… armed force is sometimes the only means of dealing with dictators." Chicago Economic Club. "Doctrine of the International Community." April 22nd 1999)
"The fact is if we don't supply those parts someone else will… Once you start saying that you are not going to supply parts to the United States on the basis that these weapons might be sold at some point to Israel or indeed to any other country, I'm afraid the practical reality is not that the parts wouldn't be supplied, but that you would find every other defence industry in the world rushing in to take the place that we had vacated." (Press briefing. Justifying the sale of arms to Israel. The Mirror." 25th July, 2002)
"We are all internationalists now, whether we like it or not… On the eve of a new Millennium we are now in a new world. We need new rules for international co-operation and new ways of organising our international institutions… Today the impulse towards interdependence is immeasurably greater… Any Government that thinks it can go it alone is wrong.
If the markets don’t like your policies they will punish you… it has to be an international system based on rules. That means accepting the judgements of international organisations even when you do not like them… we have learnt Big Government doesn’t work, but no Government works even less… We don’t believe in laissez-faire… We are reinventing or reforming Government itself… we are internationalists." (Chicago Economic Club. "Doctrine of the International Community." April 22, 1999)
"Innovation is an intrinsic good: certainly a greater good than democracy." "New Labour is very much what I believe in. It's very much my own creation… … there is no point going back over the past. There is a different world today… I repeat to you… it is very important that people understand. We are not going to turn the clock back... We are not going back to the past."
"Success is the only exit strategy I am prepared to consider." (Describing Nato’s options in Yugoslavia. "The Telegraph." 23rd April, 1999) "I have long believed this, interdependence defines the new world we live in… The state of Israel must be given recognition by all… This is the politics of globalisation … globalisation is a fact…
Jews, Muslims And Christians are all children of Abraham." (Speech to the Labour Party Conference. October 2nd 2001)
"Britain sold military equipment worth £22.5million to the Israelis last year, almost doubling the deals since the Palestinian uprising began two years ago. A total of 299 separate contracts were agreed by the Government in 2001 alone."
"Britain armed 130 countries with contracts worth £5billion last year, making us the world's second biggest arms trader after the US. Sales included £343million worth of fighter aircraft, weapons, explosives, ammunition and components to the 10 countries most at risk of ethnic conflict - Israel, India, Russia, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Indonesia, the Philippines, Algeria, Pakistan and Turkey…
Earlier this month, the ‘Mirror’ condemned the Government decision to sell vital F16 jet parts to Israel via America. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw admitted this week that British-made parts may have been used on the F16 jets which bombed Gaza, killing 15 people including a Hamas leader and nine children. They reached Israel because British Aerospace supplies parts for the F16 to US defence giant Lockheed. The PM yesterday brushed aside concerns over whether it was right to help arm Israel in its attempts to suppress the uprising."
"How can we explain Tony Blair's answers to this moral dilemma to the innocent people killed and maimed by British components used in Israeli air strikes? The reasonable majority of British people will find this a very depressing admission which negates our claim to be a moral force in the world… Labour started off promisingly with its 1997 electoral pledge to clean up the industry. Mr Blair's argument that he must protect defence jobs does not stand up."
"We have heard this argument, that if we don't sell it, someone else will, before - from the mouths of slave traders and drug dealers. The Prime Minister's emphatic defence of the indefensible raises questions about his sense of morality… The near-doubling of sales to Israel at such a time of tragedy is scandalous and breaks EU rules and Labour's own ethical guidelines. But sadly it comes as no surprise. It is natural for arms dealers to target areas where there is conflict and the Government is facilitating this trade in death. The only answer is an immediate embargo."
"Some 1,800 Palestinians have been killed, most of them unlawfully, by the Israeli Defence Forces, who routinely use F16 fighter jets, helicopter gunships and tanks to bomb and shell densely populated Palestinian residential areas. The victims included more than 300 children and some 80 individuals killed in targeted state assassinations.
In the same period Palestinian armed groups have killed more than 600 Israelis, some 440 of them civilians, including 82 children. The victims were killed in deliberate attacks, including frequent suicide bombings in buses, restaurants and other places, which specifically targeted families and other civilians…
Thousands of Palestinians, hundreds of them children, have been arbitrarily detained in mass arrests… Ill-treatment of detainees has become once again widespread during arrest and interrogation and some have been tortured. Some 1,000 Palestinians are held in administrative detention without charge or trial, on the basis of ‘secret evidence,’ which neither they nor their lawyers are allowed to see or challenge in court.
Most detainees cannot receive family visits because of the closures preventing movement of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. Dozens of Israelis have been imprisoned as prisoners of conscience for refusing to perform military service or to serve in the Occupied Territories…
Since the beginning of the intifada, the IDF has destroyed more than 3,000 homes and damaged thousands more, as well as large areas of agricultural land and other public and private properties, and water and electricity infrastructure in both urban and rural areas. As a result thousands of Palestinians have been made homeless, many of them children, and tens of thousands have lost their main or sole source of income.
Since the IDF retook control earlier this year of most areas under the jurisdiction of the PA, it has imposed comprehensive and prolonged closures and curfews on an unprecedented scale throughout the Occupied Territories. Most Palestinian towns and villages have been cut off from one another and from surrounding villages for most of this year, and prolonged curfews continue to be imposed on the major population centres and elsewhere.
These sweeping measures of collective punishment affect millions of Palestinians, whose access to work, education and medical care has continued to be denied or severely restricted. This has resulted in the overall collapse of the Palestinian economy…
The restrictions on movements in the Occupied Territories are making it increasingly difficult for Palestinian, Israeli and international human rights and humanitarian NGOs to operate and to carry out their work of documenting and acting against human rights violations and bringing relief to the victims."