I have been busy researching an event from 2002, the failed coup d’état in Venezuela. Then-president Hugo Chavez was taken hostage for a couple of days and then restored to power. The upshot is that Chavez was controlled opposition and that the event was manufactured for the benefit of the Venezuelan people. It instilled confidence in Chavez, its whole purpose. (Wikipedia clues us in in the first sentence with the number “47.” That is a spook marker telling us the event was fake. We are not supposed to know that.) [A better word than “fake” is “manufactured,” as thousands of honest people were sucked into it by agents provocateur.]
However, in writing about the coup, I was bringing in too many subjects and making it far too complex. So I decided to break off this portion of it as a separate post.
Vladimir Lenin is attributed with the words “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” Whether he or someone else invented the concept, it is so deeply ingrained all over the planet that it is more a truism than a stroke of genius. Just in my lifetime we have seen Joseph McCarthy, Fidel Castro, Robert F. Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, Jane Fonda, the Chicago Seven, the whole of the leadership of the 1960s radical antiwar movement, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Bill Hicks/Alex Jones, Al Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Thom Hartmann, Amy Goodman, Pete Ham/Bill Maher, Bernie Sanders, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Michael Hastings, Christopher Hitchens, Alexander Cockburn, Noam Chomsky, the 9/11 Truth Movement, Occupy Wall Street, and every television journalist who ever powdered up her face to go on screen …
…they are all controlled opposition.
That is, of course, only a partial list. Ours is a full spectrum dominance environment. Every side of every debate is planted in our minds and controlled. Shakespeare wrote that all the world is a stage. Everyone listed above is an actor – a paid liar.
That might be discouraging to some. Yet here we are, at least at this blog, knowing more about the world we live in than ever intended. Look at the menus on the right – the Twins/Replicas, Zombies and Public Hoaxes. I know of no other source anywhere that has compiled such a list.We did it all without trusted sources, without leaders.
Right now we are supposed to be worried about the Trump presidency, his cabinet appointments, Pizzagate, Vladimir Putin and the Russians hacking our vote, terror attacks … here at this blog we are delightfully worry free. We are not afraid of the future. We are the calm zone.
Soaking up news requires no effort or thinking. The see-it-on-TV/believe-it-to-be-true process is merely a form of thought control. It is easily avoided. Don’t watch it.
In 1989 I was adrift and turned on my TV to C-SPAN one night to find a man lecturing at American University, saying things I had never heard before. I was captivated by him, and because he was kept off mainstream news and TV, I assumed he was the real deal. I followed him, trusted him, read everything he wrote.
My nature is more curious and intense than most. Consequently, I was not going to be suckered in by newspapers, TV news and party politics. It was going to take more than that to get to me. But they got to me anyway. Noam Chomsky had all the earmarks of a spook, working at a university MIT that is virtually a subsidiary of the Pentagon. He is widely read and published, travels the world to lecture, is all over Facebook and YouTube. All of that is a clue. He was meant to be discovered by curious people like me. But he is just another gatekeeper.
The advice I follow is to trust no one. No one ever said this truth-seeking business would be easy. It is not easy. It is very difficult, and yet intensely fun.