Thursday, May 2, 2013


I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the U.S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.
     The New Freedom. Woodrow Wilson, 1913

There are a number of controversial issues - 9/11, and the existence of extra terrestrials prominent among them – about which all doubts (to judge from our derisive dismissal of those who disagree with the official position) have been satisfactorily laid to rest.  

About 9/11 we have been prompted by our authorities not to believe “conspiracy theories”.  They have explained to us that the hijacking of the four planes on 9/11 was carried out by 19 Arab Muslim fanatics armed with box cutters, and that not to believe this reflects the need to find simple solutions to otherwise incomprehensible acts in a world too complex for the man in the street to understand. We have been similarly assured that there is no evidence whatever to support a belief in the existence of extra terrestrial intelligence; mold on Mars, maybe, but non-human intelligence; so far none detected; anywhere.  The highest intelligences in the known universe reside right here on Earth, in the shape of our politicians and senior decision makers. We bolster these reassuring denials with our own confident assertion about large conspiracies that “Nothing as big as that could be hidden!”  End of discussion.

I want to take a few moments to examine these two assumptions – that our authorities are trustworthy, and that large truths cannot be hidden. They turn out to be intimately related. To do this I’m going to have to quote extensively from the highest authorities I can find. There’s no point in me trying to tackle this topic myself – who will believe me? Who but the authorities themselves have the – well, the authority to convince the public that they can’t be trusted?

But right away I think you see the problem. If someone in authority confesses that he is untrustworthy, how can he be telling the truth? His very position in our society refutes it. Will we not rather tend to admire him for his candor; or even his modesty? Will we not rather continue to trust our authorities for the very reason they themselves give: that we cannot afford not to trust them? Implicit in our trust is the prayerful belief, as innocent as that of a child in the grip of a pedophile, that they must be on our side. Oh no! Don’t talk to me about checks and balances, the free press! They’re all – those that matter - bought, blackmailed, intimidated, and compromised. The voices that can speak out are permitted because they can’t be heard. Safely confined to “zones of free speech” they can be pointed to as proof that democracy exists. So, we’re in a double bind here, a kind of Catch 22. Those that can speak truth to power lack the authority to be believed, while those that have sufficient credibility can for that very reason speak freely of their treachery, knowing we cannot afford to believe them. And so, I suspect, it has always been.

But anyway, here goes – 
We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.
William Casey, CIA Director (from first staff meeting, 1981)
Did you get that? You did? The hell you did! If you did, nine tenths of this blog needn’t have been written! Go back and read it again… twice!... Ok. On we go –  

In most of its operations, the CIA is by definition a conspiracy, using covert actions and secret plans, many of which are of the most unsavory kind. What are covert operations if not conspiracies? At the same time, the CIA is an institution, a structural part of the national security state. In sum, the agency is an institutionalized conspiracy.  [Emphasis mine - PH]" The JFK Assassination II: conspiracy phobia on the left", Michael Parenti, 1996, with commentary at the above link.
Deception is a state of mind, and the mind of the State. 
James Angleton, Head of CIA Counter Intelligence, 1954-75
Is this beginning to sound a bit Orwellian to you? Don’t worry, you’re in good company: 
I never would have agreed to the formation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven if I had known it would become the American Gestapo.”  
That’s right, Gestapo. And that was President Harry Truman. Still not with the program? That’s totally understandable,
The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.
J. Edgar Hoover, ex-FBI director (referring in this case to the conspiracy to create the New World Order). 
And of course to hide every big conspiracy from the trusting public there must be a big lie, about which - 
…there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie…. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. [Emphasis mine - PH]
Adolph Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X, translated by James Murphy
If the first assumption – that our authorities are trustworthy – is erroneous, then so, surely, is the second. For it follows, as night follows day, that if you cannot trust your authorities, then in all the matters over which you have given them that authority you are in the dark. To put it another way, if whistle blowers could expose the treachery of our leaders with impunity, there’d very quickly be no treachery left to expose. 

But isn’t that exactly what we believe? Annie Machon, an ex-operative of MI5, Britain’s equivalent of the FBI, has tried to shake us out of our complacent naivety. She and David Shay, then both MI5 agents, blew the whistle on MI5 and MI6 after uncovering false flag operations they funded and in which entirely innocent bystanders were killed. "False flag operations are perfectly normal,” she tells us matter-of-factly, in the interview (linked here). “This is what intelligence agencies do."  The killing of innocent bystanders, however, was illegal under British law.  This in turn presented David and Annie with a dilemma –

MI5 is supposed to protect national security… They are a law unto themselves. There is no real oversight in the UK at all. If you work for the agencies and you witness crime there is nowhere you can turn to to report that crime apart from the head of the agency... There is no accountability.   ... They are working for the interests of the Establishment... of which they are a part...

How are we to believe this? If you are British it flies in the face of much that you have been brought up to hold dear. So, who is lying here? Is it the British government and its intelligence community, or is it this lone woman? Annie Machon continues -

The price we paid [as whistleblowers] was very high. If you work for a corporation you have certain protections under the law. If you are a whistleblower from MI5 or MI6 you are the criminal, because there is a piece of law called the Official Secrets Act, and if you speak to anyone, ever, about your work, then you've broken that. There is no defense under law. So even if you are reporting murder on the part of the spies you are the criminal, and not the murderers. It's that simple.

It gets worse. Unable to take their tale to their superiors in MI5, they tried to break it to the newspapers. In this way they hoped both to gain some protection from the retribution that was sure to follow, as well as the publicity necessary if the British Secret Services were to be brought to heel.  In attempting this Annie and David discovered

The media have become part of the Establishment, the system. They're no longer part of the Fourth Estate, holding the system to account.

Moreover -

I-Ops [MI5's Information Operations department] is designed to deliberately manipulate the media in the UK; where they plant fake stories, and where they spin stories, and where they massage stories that they want to control. So there are official mechanisms for manipulating the mainstream media in the UK... It's something we all need to be aware of: quite how controlled the media is - by the spies, as well as by the governments.

In attempting to blow the whistle on very grave wrongdoing Annie and David put themselves on the wrong side of the Establishment; that is to say, outside the mainstream, and the realm of authority within whose closely-guarded borders you and I are comfortably confined. Their voices therefore cannot be heard where it matters, in the mainstream press. But since their voices can be heard where it doesn’t matter, the illusion of freedom is preserved.

Awakening to the huge political transformation evolving in the wake of 9/11 an attempt was made recently by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Dana Priest to map – literally - the extent of government secrecy in America. In her words “There was something out there that was not there before 9/11, and it was growing.”  In the trailer (linked here) to the one hour PBS Frontline expose Top Secret America, she claims that “close to 500 organizations and 2000 contracting companies” in the United States are engaged in “top secret work… There are close to a million people who are living in this different world.” Marcus Brauchli, Executive Editor of the Washington Post, adds that there are17,000 locations, 1,300 government entities, 3,666 private sector entities, 1,200 government agencies” thus engaged.

Perhaps not surprisingly, in view of the subject matter, the trailer to Top Secret America promised more than the documentary finally delivered. Said one disappointed viewer of the latter,

I've waited for this documentary for well over a year now, and I was STUNNED by what I saw tonight when it finally aired. It was a complete SNOWJOB. Frontline spent less than 5 minutes talking about the massive domestic intelligence machine spying on Americans since 2001. They used old material from previous documentaries on Iraq and Afghanistan as filler for the other 55 minutes.     

Darn it! Foiled again! 

In an address at the Drone Summit in 2012 author and journalist Jeremy Scahill, commenting on the fate of whistle blowers in the U.S., echoed the words of Annie Machon in the UK -

The application of the Espionage Act - unprecedented, record-setting - to go after whom? People who blew the whistle on Bush Era crimes. Those who participated in the warrantless, illegal tapping of US Citizens can walk around as free citizens - unless they blow the whistle on it.

Then, you're going to be prosecuted, then they're going to ruin your life. Then, they're going to knock down your door, and snatch you and threaten you; take you and try to put you on trial. As John Kyriakou, the former CIA agent did, if you talk about water-boarding, they will go after you
[Kyriakou was sentenced to 30 months in prison on January 25, 2013].

If you DO the water-boarding, you get to write a book, like Jose Rodriguez, who destroyed the CIA interrogation tapes and is running around bragging about it - and we're going to have to see him all over this country while he pimps his book - and he's on 60 Minutes tomorrow night.

So, we live in an upside down society, where the people that orchestrate these policies; that are torturing people, that are using robotic warfare to kill people based on "pattern of life" and not evidence that they've been involved in any crime or act of terrorism, whatsoever - those people, who are engaged in these activities, they're going to retire with the pensions. But those people who blow the whistle on it are going to have to fear for their liberty, every day that they walk around.

It's chilling what it's done. We already had a totally pliant media culture in this country - the White house Sycophant Association is having their dinner tonight. With few exceptions, that's what it is. These White House Correspondents that sit there, correspond whatever the agenda is, in the White House and they serve as conveyor belts for the lies and the propaganda of whoever happens to be up at that podium. 
       Author and journalist Jeremy Scahill, speaking at the Drone Summit, April 28, 2012.

So, what is the American government so busy working on that it doesn’t want even its own public to find out?  I’ve already talked quite a bit about 9/11, the most audacious false flag operation in America’s history, of which the repercussions still continue, but I’ve not yet tackled extra terrestrials. I did mention them back at the start of this post, so why don’t we take a look at them?  

Just this week, as it happens, a three-day Citizens’ Hearing on Disclosure was conducted in Washington DC on this very subject. Not a blip in the mainstream media about this, of course – these guys are all crackpots, after all. Still, if appearances are anything to go by they’re a great deal saner than, and at least as intelligent as, our politicians. The purpose of this hearing was to tear away the cloak of secrecy which has smothered the UFO phenomenon for the last sixty-five years, by first compiling massive professional witness testimony (linked below), and then bringing together live witnesses to testify at the hearing itself – from which another documentary film is planned to be made and distributed. 

I myself have seen a flying saucer, so I am receptive to their testimony. But, experts and professionals though they are in their various fields, they do not have the imprimatur of our authorities, so you may be less inclined to believe them.

Nevertheless the two-part compendium of testimony linked below, primarily by professional military personnel, is the most devastating proof of alien contact with our planet – short of actually seeing ETs yourself - that I have ever come across. Here’s Part 1.

As the second part gets under way the testimony builds… and builds. At approximately minute 40 Dr. Steven M. Greer gets into the matter of secrecy and – what I have not touched on – compartmentalization, or the principle of the need to know, which makes such massive secrecy possible. He who is at the top sees everything. At successively lower tiers of the information pyramid you are privy to less and less. And then of course there’s the Official Secrets Act. Here’s Part 2.

After the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure ended I scanned the web for any acknowledgement from the mainstream media, and - wonder of wonders! - there was one mention, by none other than the Washington Post. I had cancelled my subscription to that propaganda outlet several years ago, but I clicked on it, and here it is.

Yes, as far as our mainstream media are concerned, evidence and testimony be damned, it's still crackpots chasing little, green, bug-eyed monsters. William Colby would be pleased. However, I have seldom, if ever, seen such a unanimous chorus of protest as this carelessly contemptuous reviewer generated in the Comments section. Maybe the tide is turning. 

PS Since writing the above I've come across more examples of the punishment of whistle blowers. Here's the harrowing experience of Julia Davis, ex-employee of the Department of Homeland Security.




  1. Paul, an interesting read, as usual.

    I don't have time to delve deeply today, but you need to see this:

    I did watch the trailer of the PBS, and I am not at all surprised that 911 opened up a ton of "market" opportunities. But what makes something secret? Just because mass media does not report it? Don't you lock your company doors to outsiders?

    I'm failing to see the "collective goal" of all this so-called secrecy.

    1. Thanks for the link. Darn! I must now find another quote! :-)

      I think my point is a simple one: we believe that tax-payer-funded institutions serve the taxpayer. In fact they often serve the interests of a small elite. The CIA, the FBI, the armed forces and the police primarily serve the interests of the rich and powerful - a necessarily covert state of affairs with which it is perfectly possible to live in considerable, if determinedly blind, harmony, but whose hegemony you challenge at your peril. Whistle blowers as a group make the mistake of believing they're blowing the whistle on the deviant underling, when in fact they're blowing the whistle on the boss. Democracy is guided.