This writer is so amazed at how diverse the "truth" that individuals in Social Media think they have established for themselves, that he feels compelled to discuss how Truth is currently established in America. This writer has become aware of this phenomenon through his polite requests on his Twitter account @DMashak for persons to post links to credible sources on various subject matters.
Folks who align themselves with the left half of the political spectrum feel only CNN, MSNBC and Politico are credible sources of information. Those who align themselves with the right half of the political spectrum feel that only Fox, The Drudge Report, The Blaze and PJNet are credible sources of information. And, it is maddening to hear both sides say the information sources of the other side are not credible.
Perhaps the best way to consider this subject as it pertains to America is to look at the history of who have been the "Establishers of Truth" in Western Societies.
DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS
After the Fall of the Western Roman Empire, circa 476AD the Western world entered a period of time known as the Dark Ages. Out of this "chaos' developed a Governance Doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings and an economic system of feudalism. Under this system, almost all persons existed as serfs bound to the land with only a small number of Aristocrats, Clergy and free men. (In fact, the Magna Carta only applied to Aristocrats, Clergy and free men, not Serfs). Under this political/economic system, no one had rights; only permissions and privileges granted by the King. Under Divine Right of Kings, only the King owned the lands. Therefore, no one was on any land without the King's (or his representative's) permission.
The Divine Right of Kings stated that the King was a God or representative of God, here on earth and, therefore, no earthly being could challenge his decisions or authority. In this precarious position of having no rights and living only at the will and whim of the King, it seems apparent that the King and Clergy came to be the Establishers of Truth in this political/economic system. Some famous examples of this are "the world is flat" and "the Earth is the center of the Universe" Revocation of permissions and privileges, such as your home on the King's land, is an easily identified cause of subjects of the King, accepting the truth established by the King and the King's Church. And if that did not get the job done, physical punishment and/or eternal damnation or both motivated most to accept the truth established by the King and the Church.
The Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, occurred from about 1650AD to 1800AD. Great scientific discoveries regarding the physical world by folks like Galileo and Newton, led to a similar interest in the study of humankind itself. Catalyzed by the introduction of the Printing Press to Europe and its subsequent proliferation throughout Europe, The Enlightenment eventually caused the Men of Letters, and finally Western Societies as a whole, to question why the King was the King, Why the King and Church Established Truth, and why the masses could not ever tell the King that the King was wrong. From the Enlightenment arose Natural Law. Natural Law provides that "Truth is to be determined by the Individual using their own observations and reason". Persons, such as John Locke, insisted that the Law of Nature always existed and they were merely reducing to writing that which already existed. Hence, Natural Law, like the freezing point of pure water at 32F at Sea Level, cannot be changed by any earthly-being.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1776
THE United States of America (1776) are founded upon Natural Law. Proof that our country was founded on Natural Law can be found here http://t.co/rZswNupbeO. Therefore, at the founding of THE United State of America, Establishment of Truth was the realm of the individual, pursuant to their own observations and reasoning.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1850-1920AD
In the 1850s, Karl Marx introduced the World to Marxism. However, freedom loving, rugged individualist Americans could not be sold on Marxism. In about 1900, Marxism 2.0 in the form of Progressivism was introduced to America. This writer's theory asserts that Marxism and Progressivism were not spontaneous movements. This writer asserts that the "Powers that be" that were displaced from power by peaceful and/or violent revolutions (America, France) were committed to restore the power they lost during the end of the Enlightenment. Marxism and Progressivism are the instruments of these attempts to regain their previous power. You can read more about this writer's Theory here:
Progressivism in particular seeks to expand the power and authority of Educated Elites as the leaders of Government. Progressivism attempts to seduce rank and file Americans to accept Progressive Governance with the promise of ending the exploitation of the masses by the wealthy. What is less well known is that foundations of Progressivism provide that the Educated Elite should be selected from amongst the Wealthy, Leisure Class as only they have the time and resources to study governance.
Progressivism further provides that the individual's rights will be subordinated to the best interests of the community as determined by the Educated Elites. Now for those of you have been paying attention, Educated Elites selected from the Wealthy, Leisure Class will determine what is in the best interests of the community, and your rights are subordinate to whatever the Educated Elites determine is in the best interest of the community.
In other words, the Educated Elites selected from the Wealthy, Leisure Class Establish Truth and you, the individual, can't challenge their decisions because you are not smart enough and you have no unalienable rights you can assert, as your rights as an individual are subordinate to the best interests of the community as established by the Educated Elites.(Alternatively, if you disagree with the Truth as Established by the Educated Elites, they will deem you infected with the evil institutions of individualism, competition, creativity and free markets which Progressivism provides can be removed from you by a system of rewards, punishments, reeducation and conditioning.)
Does any of that sound like the convoluted way of the Divine Right of Kings? "The King is a God and/or the representative of God here on earth and, therefore, no earthly being can question their decisions and authority." Compare with, "Educated Elites are always right because they have studied and you, the allegedly ignorant masses, have not".
Do you want to live in that Progressive America where Educated Elites, selected from amongst the Wealthy, leisure Class Establish Truth for you as opposed to you establishing truth for yourself using your own observations and reasoning?
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1920AD TO CIRCA 2000AD
Progressivism, as with Marxism 1.0, calls for a transition period before the respective Governance Doctrines can be successfully and fully implemented. Whereas Marxism explicitly calls for and/or predicts an eventual violent revolution, Progressivism calls for indoctrination and eventual enticement of the masses to accept the full implementation of the Progressive Government Doctrine(though if violent revolution becomes necessary, so be it)
PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON, EDWARD BERNAYS AND PROPAGANDA
Progressive President Woodrow Wilson called upon Progressive Propagandist Edward Bernays to devise a way to manipulate the American public. Edward Bernays determined that emotion and base instinct were much more effective ways to manipulate the masses and Establish Truth than information and logic. One of his better known commercial applications of this methodology was by doubling the customer base of his client cigarette companies by inducing women to smoke. Up until Bernays, women smoking was considered taboo. Using techniques such has haven women refer to cigarettes as Torches of Freedom and telling women they were empowering themselves by using analogies relating to cigarettes and the male phallus, Edward Bernays convinced reticent women to begin smoking cigarettes. You can see a video on Edward Bernay's emotion-based persuasive techniques here:
The reader may also want to read Edward Bernays book to be more fully informed and aware of the psychological warfare being waged upon you:
Additional information on Progressive Strategies to change the Government of any Republic and/or Democratic Process based country follow.
CLOWARD-PIVEN TIPPING POINT
Cloward/Piven Tipping Point (1966) calls for getting so large a portion of the population relying on salary or welfare benefits from the Government that they become a voting majority.
As you can see, causing the dependence of the masses, makes them vulnerable to having to accept the Government Established Truth lest they risk losing their salary and/or welfare benefits. This is similar to the way that no rights, only permissions and privileges made the masses vulnerable to having to accept the Kings Established Truth under Divine Right of Kings, lest they lost their sources of sustenance.
RULES FOR RADICALS
Another Progressive strategy book, Rules for Radicals, is far too complex to fully explain in this short article. Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals calls for a variety of strategies to topple a Government such as that of THE United States of America. Briefly, Rules for Radicals calls for political operatives to create turmoil, tension and unrest amongst the masses, in large part by disseminating disinformation, as a prelude to toppling the government. Essentially, Rules for Radicals calls for putting the ability of the masses to Establish of Truth in flux. Hillary Clinton's College Thesis was on Saul Alinsky seems to foreshadow her political intentions.
FBI OPERATION COINTELPRO AND OTHER GOVERNMENT “INTELLIGENCE” PROGRAMS
And for those of you who reject the idea that there is a specific strategy for the government to either put Establishment of Truth in flux or to Establish Truth for the masses, consider this quote:
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false."
William Casey, CIA Director
or, or perhaps you will listen to long time FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover:
“Yet the individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972) The Elks Magazine, August 1956) http://www.ourrepubliconline.com/Author/43
Now, for those alternate sources of "truth" who dare challenge the government Established Truth, there are counter-strategies and consequences. The Government sets organizations such as the FBI, CIA, NSA and law enforcement against the sources of truth which run counter to the Governments Established Truth. These strategies begin with efforts to demonized, discredit and marginalize the sources of information which do not conform with the government's Established Truth. And, if these efforts fail your American Government is not behond threats of violence, death threats and actual assassinations.
(ii) From “late 1963″ until his death in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the target of an intensive campaign by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to “neutralize” him as an effective civil rights leader. In the words of the man in charge of the FBI’s “war” against Dr. King, “No holds were barred.” 63
We have used [similar] techniques against Soviet agents. [The same methods were] brought home against any organization against which we were targeted. We did not differentiate. This is a rough, tough business.
The program to destroy Dr. King as the leader of the civil rights movement included efforts to discredit him with Executive branch officials, Congressional leaders, foreign heads of state, American ambassadors, churches. universities, and the press. 65
The Bureau also used its control over the infomiation-gathering process to shape the views of government officials and the public on the threats it perceived to the social order.
the FBI engaged in activities which necessarily affected the processes by which American citizens make decisions. In doing so, it distorted and exaggerated facts, made use of the mass media, and attacked the leadership of groups which it considered threats to the social order.
Only someone with access to the underlying information would note that the facts could be interpreted quite differently. 151a
Purpose of counter-intelligence action is to disrupt [Black Panther Party] and it is immaterial whether facts exist to substantiate the charge. If facts are present it aids in the success of the proposal but the Bureau feels … that disruption can be accomplished without facts to back it up.
PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION AKA INDOCTRINATION
Progressives used to openly refer to their indoctrination programs in public schools as Progressive Education. But as Progressivism is Marxism 1.0, Progressive Education 2.0 is now known as Common Core. Progressives believe that the exploitation of labor and other evils of modern society are caused by individualism, creativity, competition and free markets. Progressives believe that removing these allegedly "evil institutions" from the masses can most easily achieved by properly educating and conditioning the youth of America. Youth that are not already contaminated with the "evil institutions", as adults are. Progressive Philosophical foundations include the incorrect assertion that the nature of man in the pre-government state is one of altruism and trust. A few bizarre iterations of logic from there commits Progressives to the belief that the masses would be happier if they had the intellectualality of the pre-government tribal state(Progressives allude to the individuals in the Tribes Columbus met, before Columbus arrived.)
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1920AD – THE PRESENT
Which brings us to the present state of Establishment of Truth in America. Perhaps this paraphrasing of a few regular Tweets of this author best summarizes this writer's present perspective of reality(self Established Truth) based on his own observations and reasoning.
"There are not two political parties, there is one and only one tyrant class pretending to be two major political parties. They use issues to divide, conquer and distract the masses while the tyrant class robs WE THE PEOPLE blind."
In this writer's humble opinion, the establishment of the two major political parties establish divergent truths (perspectives of reality) amongst there respective rank and file membership. Rather than a natural occurrence, this writer asserts that this is a specific strategy of the one and only one tyrant class to prevent the masses from uniting against them and addressing the injustices they inflict upon WE THE PEOPLE. And, you will note that this promotes the Rules for Radicals Objective to create tension, unrest and turmoil amongst the masses. For those conservatives among you who have not figured it out yet, Progressives are running the Republican Party. Republicans call them RINOs. (Just remember GOP leadership turned on TEA Party, despite all of TEA Party primary objectives being contained within the GOP Party Platform.)
The various, almost diametrically opposed news sources, are necessary to the goal of this one and only one tyrant class pretending to be two parties, to divide, conquer and distract us. This writer can recall "fireside chats" and other similar forums intended to create unity among Americans. Now, almost every time a politician speaks, the intent and/or result of the information is to further divide WE THE PEOPLE.
Next, you will recall this writer earlier telling you the intent of Progressives is to cause the individual to give up the evil institutions of Individualism, competition, creativity and free markets. You will further recall this writer revealing that Progressives intend to effect this change by indoctrination, rewards, punishments, reeducation and conditioning. These are all just fancy words for the Educated Elites Establishing Truth for the individual rather than the individual establishing truth for themselves.
As we have previously established, Common Core is Progressive Education 2.0. And Progressive Education is nothing more than indoctrination and dumbing down of the masses. The intent to make them more compliant to accepting future truth(s) the Educated Elites want to establish within them.
This writer puts it to you that the tyrant class of which he speaks is the Wealthy, Leisure Class from which the Educated Elites will be selected. The Wealthy, Leisure Class wants to regain the power, control and income the Aristocracy and the "Powers that be" enjoyed before The Enlightenment and Natural Law came along. The Wealthy Liesure Class resents the masses feeling they are equal to them, endowed with unalienable rights and entitled to Establish Truth for themselves.
However, the tyrant class also recognizes it cannot put the toothpaste back in the tube. Individuals insisting on thinking for themselves and Establishing there own Truth is not going away anytime soon. Yet the tyrant class has figured out a way to have you Establish the Truth that they would otherwise mandated under the Divine Right of Kings. The method they use is control the information the masses receive. By permitting a large portion of the masses to only be exposed to information that will lead them to establish the "truth" the tyrant class wants them to have, a large portion of the masses will Establish the Truth the tyrant class desires. And, with the added illusion that the masses will believe they have done so of their own free will, using their own observations and reasoning.
The Courts are one forum where this "only garbage information in yields a garbage out Truth". Judges can manipulate a jury to reach the "Truth" the Court desires by only allowing information on the official record that will lead to the jury Establishing the Truth the Judge wants. (Judges also influence Jury Establishment of Truth via Jury Instructions) And, Judges can even avoid the uncertainty of Jury outcomes by pronouncing the often abused "Summary Judgement".
For other examples of current issues where our government is attempting have you, the individual, Establish the Truth your government desires, please consider these articles:
Main Stream Media reports any string of days over 90F as proof of global warming, but does not report unusually cool weather as evidence of "maybe not". Information not conducive to you believing in global warming/climate change is deliberately withheld from you. (With the specific intent of giving our government almost the same control over private property that Kings had under Divine Right of Kings)
This article points out the confusion created by the competing Main Stream Media asserted Truths of 1) TEA Party is nothing but a GOP financed astro turf movement 2) The GOP vows to crush TEA Party candidates. Which one is it? Is the TEA Party just GOP puppets? or is the TEA Party the arch nemisis of the GOP? Both are mutually exclusive.
This article deals with a variety of information that has been withheld from you to prevent you from Establishing a Truth which causes you not to support Obamacare aka ACA. From the title, you can deduce that the VA Hospital Scandal was information that was withheld from the masses until after Obamacare was passed, to enhance the likelyhood of its passage. Government officials deliberately falsified records to understate the number of folks on waiting lists and the wait times. "Investigation of Phoenix VA Hospital found 1400 Veterans on waiting list, another 1700 were not & at risk of being forgotten. Veterans waited average of 115 days for first appointment, while falsified records showed 24 days." If not for a whistleblower, you would still have only the government propaganda that the VA Hospital system is well managed, and therefore you should trust government to Nationalize our Healthcare. Other information that was withheld from the masses include: Can't keep your insurance, Can't keep your doctor, will be more expensive and death panels do exist in ACA. Also not reported was that both Republicans and Democrats kept taking Campaign Contributions and/or bribes and/or other consideration from hospitals and insurance companies to not fix traditional healthcare. These deliberately unfixed issues were then snowballed into the "poor without healthcare issue" as the pretext for the need for Obamacare. But perhaps the most vicious disinformation is the stated number of persons who said they wanted healthcare but could not afford it. Government keeps throwing out meaningless strawman numbers like 6 Million enrolled on the government's Obamacare website, but not the real numbers that matter. Despite this writer's repeated requests, President Obama refuses to disclose the number of persons who said they wanted but could not afford healthcare who are now covered by Obamacare. The pre-passage number provided was 8% of the population. And 8% of 315 Million is 25.2 Million. It was this huge number that proponents of Obamacare insisted required an overhaul of the entire US healthcare system.(This as opposed to a safetynet for the uninsured and fixes to traditional healthcare. This writer alleges that the number of persons who said they wanted healthcare but could not afford it but are now covered is far lower than the 25.2 Million alleged to gain passage. And this writer alleges that this number is being withheld from you to prevent you from Establishing Truth such that you realize that Obama once again lied to the American Public to fraudulently induce passage of Obamacare.
There endeth these few specific examples of your government and Main Stream Media managing the information you receive to manipulate you to Establish a Truth that they desire.
This writer respectfully tells you that your government and Main Stream Media have purposely controlled the information that you have been recieving to force you to Establish the Truth (perspective of reality) the one and only tyrant class wants you to have. You thought you were exercising free will, but your government, Public Schools and Main Stream Media have been controlling the information you recieved, so you would believe what the "Powers that be" want you to believe.
Thus alerted to your government's strategy of managing you like livestock instead of representing you as citizens as the Founders intended, you are now better armed and forewarned to carefully guard your own perspective of reality. Remember to always engage in Critical Thinking before Establishing Truth for yourself.
Please refuse to allow your government, aka the one and only one tyrant class pretending to be two major political parties, to force you to Establish the Truth the tyrant class wants you to have. If you do, you will betray your own best interests.
Please insist on Establishing Truth for yourself using your own observations and reasoning, as envisioned by Natural Law.
This perpective of reality this writer has presented you with may seem foreign, but this writer believes that if you wrap your mind around it, the things that our happening in our country will make a lot more sense to you. However you recieve this perspective of reality, this writer's intent is allow you to better protect yourselves from our government and those who would manipulate it towards their own, selfish ends.
This fall, why don't you reward every elected officials betrayal of your trust by voting against them in the upcoming elections.
Those were my thoughts.
Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.
If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same “livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.
And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy.
Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar
Keep Fighting the Good Fight!
Bring Home the Politicians #BHTP
Lawless America #LawlessAmerica
Term Limits #TermLimit
Justice in Minnesota #JIM
Critical Thinking Notice - This author advises you as no politician would dare. Exercise Critical Thinking (http://bit.ly/ubI6ve) in determining the truthfulness of anything you read or hear. Do not passively accept nor believe anything anyone tells you, including this author... unless and until you verify it yourself with sources you trust and could actively defend your perspective to anyone who might debate you to the contrary of your perspective