The planned collapse of America
By Peter Chamberlin
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Dec 7, 2007, 00:38
There is no shortage of speculation about "why"
our leaders are still adamantly planning for the destruction of Iran, in the
face of overwhelming popular opposition, even though everyone except the
neocons and their allies believes that America would not survive our own
actions. An irrational attack is planned and apparently the decision has been
chiseled in stone. It may be for Israel. It may be for oil. Maybe it is for
We are launching a nuclear world war to save us from
ourselves. "We have found the enemy and he is us." --Pogo. We risk
blowing the world apart, to avoid watching America slowly choke on its own
The government has known for decades that America is on a
countdown to self-destruction. Among the elite it is common knowledge that our
"global economy" must one day collapse from its own dead weight. In
1974 an intensive research project was undertaken by the Stanford Research
Institute and the Charles F. Kettering Foundation for the Dept. of Education.
Their final report was released as the Changing
Images of Man. It was compiled by the SRI Center for the Study of
Social Policy, Director Willis Harmon. This is a far-reaching investigation
into how the basic nature of man might be changed. The Aquarian Conspiracy
describes the implementation of their work in the real world.
The most reassuring part of "Images" is that it
confirms my own conclusions about our crisis, but it is also the most
disturbing part, for it confirms my worst reservations about this time.
The object of the research was the development of a
plausible vision of the future in which democratic methods survive, major
problems are managed successfully if not resolved, and the unfolding of the
human potential continues to expand. In other words, the postulation of a
"desirable future" including feasible paths to its realization . . .
The government was looking forward to a very troubling
future, trying to figure out the best path through it. The plan was to find
ways to shape and mold mankind into a new cultural image, complete with new
ideas and ideologies, even religious ones. The root of the problem was human
nature, and solution was to reshape the competing forces of daily life, in
order to forge a new image of a new human nature. The researchers were brutally
honest in seeking all available knowledge pertaining to their research, and in
assessing the current common image of man-on-earth.
The research revealed that there were a multitude of crises
that were about to intersect in America's near future. Not the least of these
converging catastrophes was a rapidly approaching breakdown of both American
capitalism and democracy. The collapse was a natural result of globalism and
monopoly capitalism. The basic greed that powers the system eroded the American
political and economic structures, exposing the foundation of immorality and
unfairness that amplifies the social unrest. The Stanford researchers clearly
predicted that the American economy was destined to collapse from its own dead
weight. The data also showed that that economic collapse was to be accompanied
by disastrous social repercussions, such as rioting and upheaval, which would
lead us into a "garrison state."
The thing about this research is that this work has
confirmed that our economy based on parasitic capitalism, where the small elite
sits atop the heap of men and gorges on their lifeblood, is destroying the
social fabric of America. This system is based on a stacked deck, where the top
elite always reap the profits that are made to rise to the top through the
corporate profits-based system. The research confirmed that the growing
inequities of such a system were ever increasing and with them, elevated social
tensions. A system based on usury and putting everyone in the "poor
house" is an economic order that is guaranteed to produce a democratic
revolution, whenever the misery index of the armed populace exceeds the limits
that they are willing to peacefully bear, without striking back at the source
of their misery.
Changing Images of Man predicts an American economic
collapse and a "garrison" (police) state," if the overwhelming
inequities of our economic system are not corrected by powerful multinationals
making more humane decisions. Alternatives to this doomsday scenario are
discussed, all of which point to the need to devote all available resources
towards transforming the image of man, changing man's nature, instead of
altering the corrupted economic system which has brought America to this dire
state. In this government study it was inappropriate to denounce the evil
culprits behind all our troubles (who pull the strings on government itself),
even though the task was to document and remedy the damage that they have done.
Instead, they are cited as the hopeful "saviors," that we should look
to for help and leadership. The hypocrisy of the hegemons! The authors admit
that it is "utopian in 1974 to think of the multinational corporations as
potentially among our most effective mechanisms for husbanding the earth's
resources and optimizing their use for human benefit -- the current popular image
of the corporation tends to be more that of the spoiler and the
Instead of charging the people who are responsible for our
situation (such as men like David Rockefeller), for manipulating our economy
and our democracy to maximize their profits, the multi-national corporations
and their owners were exalted as the potential saviors of mankind. Rockefeller
and the elite have consistently taken steps to dominate the world by
controlling people through "humanitarian" projects which, in the end,
turn out to be profit mechanisms. The "green revolution" to spread
corporate farming to the Third World has been the key to globalization's
destabilizing of world labor markets, in order to create populations of
"refugee workers," who are willing to go anywhere to find work for
slave wages. This is the cause of the wave of illegal immigration into the US
from Mexico. This is part of the proof that there are powerful individuals who
are using their economic power to undermine nations in a long-term scheme to
gain control of nations and multiply their profits.
Rockefeller admits media collusion with his one world plans: "We are
grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other
great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected
their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been
impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to
the light of publicity during those years. But now the world is more
sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The
supra-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely
preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past
Rockefeller writes on page 405 of his memoirs: "Some
even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests
of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists'
and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated
global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that is
the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it." (Activists
Go Face to Face With Evil As Rockefeller Confronted)
Everything that "Images" suggested to remedy
shortcomings in the economic system was based on the assumption that men like
this would acquire a new corporate benevolence, with CEOs gaining basic
humanity. According to Rockefeller himself (who freely admits his efforts to
replace America with a "one world" order), he has been working for
the greater good of man, all along.
Their conclusions on American political shortcomings were
that these would be tended to by the new improved humane politicians, sort of
like Bush's "compassionate conservatives." Step 4 of their six-part
strategy to "Bring About a Non-Catostrophic Transformation" --
"Encourage a politics of righteousness and a heightened sense of public
responsibilities of the private sector . . . A politics of righteousness might
have been laudable in any generation; it may be indispensable for safe passage
through the times just ahead."
The report authors recognize the inevitability of the rising
new image of man, describing it as a quasi-religious awakening within the
collective mind of man, man's new human nature, relating it to the actual
process of spiritual learning that has been going on within religions for thousands
of years. They praise Freemasonry and the skills and disciplines inculcated
within its members, speculating that their ways might be the key to shoring-up
our free enterprise democratic society.
They developed a strategy to revitalize America's motivational
images, symbols and institutions, outlining five separate approaches to the
problem, describing the pluses and the pitfalls of each, according to their
effects upon society. These approaches are defined as "restorative,
simulative, manipulative, persuasive and facilitative." Restoration of
crumbling icons works best in the early stages of societal transformation
(revitalization cycle). The simulative strategy introduces new ideas, whenever
the collapse of the old order becomes apparent. The manipulative strategy seeks
to limit individual freedoms. Persuasive propaganda phase is to be coupled with
proven mind control techniques, to keep down the social upheaval and shape the
"No doubt existing consciousness-changing,
behavior-shaping, subliminal persuasion, and other conditioning techniques
could be used to accomplish some sort of transformation of sobering proportions
(we ought to be able to be more effective than Nazi Germany). After previously
citing Nazi reinvigoration of the Germanic icons and ideals."
The transforming revitalization process mirrors the
psychiatric process of leading a patient through a psychotic break and the
restructuring of his life, but on a national scale.
Once the transformation becomes apparent, social stability
will become a problem, especially when society feels pushed by overextending
the simulative stage. Actions taken to increase the polarization between
"transformation enthusiasts and the conservatives" are called
"constructive," except when it is desirable to take actions that
"contribute to social cohesion." They were searching for the best
path to bring about a controlled deconstruction of everything that
"America" means and the reconstruction of a new improved vision of
America. They are midwifes to the delivery of the "New World Order,"
as they go about the dirty business of guiding society through that predicted
period of "friendly fascism."
The great anomaly is given as the great chasm between an
efficiently functioning profit-driven capitalist society and the human needs
and desires of that society which go unmet, so that "profits" can be
taken. In fact, the "profit" really amounts to the bread that is
taken from the poor. The inequities and the unfairness of the corporate system
are causing the breakdown of American capitalism and American democracy. The
American catastrophe is causing the breakdown of the world economy for the same
reason, the basic inability of monopoly capitalism to meet the basic needs
demanded by the world's people.
Bush's appointed task is to bully America through this
turbulent period of upheaval, with as little disruption of corporate activity
as possible. Government has taken the words of this study to heart, preparing a
manipulative transformation, to divert or preempt the coming collapse of our
nation with a massive war today. This is also one of the primary reasons for
the coming world war, to serve as a prelude to American martial law. Instead of
calling out the troops after the insurrection has begun, they plan to call out
the troops first. If the American military is to forcefully control the
homeland, including their own relatives, then the troops must first be
convinced that the nation's survival depends upon their patriotic actions. This
is why the world war against Iran has not started yet, because our National
Guard must first be convinced that its duty is to put down the American
rebellion which will surely accompany the bombing of Iran. The timing for their
great takeover is crucial, if they want to move America past (through) the
social unrest as quickly as possible.
Here are the "Elements of a Strategy for a
awareness of the unavoidability of the transformation.
construction of a guiding vision of a workable society built around the
new image of man and new social paradigm.
a period of experimentation and tolerance for diverse alternatives.
a politics of righteousness and a heightened sense of public
responsibilities of the private sector . . . A politics of righteousness
might have been laudable in any generation; it may be indispensable for
safe passage through the times just ahead.
systematic exploration of and foster education regarding man's inner life,
his subjective experience.
adequate social controls for the transition period while safeguarding
against longer-term losses of freedom . . . Regulation and restraint of
behavior will be necessary in order to hold the society together while it
goes around a difficult corner.
There must be a new economics to deal with the "new
scarcities." Arguing for corporate America to adopt a humanitarian aspect,
the argument is made for an alternative "new socialism," where
important sectors like energy might be nationalized for the good of the
country, and greater pressure put upon corporations to mandate a sort of social
awareness of employee needs, as much as shareholder profits.
"The appropriate question may be not so much how to
bring about a transformation . . . but rather how to facilitate a
non-catastrophic transformation." [page 195]
"Construct a guiding version of a workable society,
built around a new positive image of humankind and corresponding vision of a
suitable social paradigm. As the old order shows increasing signs of falling
apart, some adequate vision of what may be simultaneously building is urgently
needed for mobilization of constructive effort. The guiding vision has to
include some way of providing for full and valued participation in the economic
and social affairs of the community and society, especially for those who are
physically and mentally able to contribute but find themselves in a state of
unwilling idleness and deterioration of spirit."
Despite all the report's shortcomings and its hypocrisy, it
does make some sound observations about what is needed for our immediate
survival. We should take it as a guide to what our government knows about the
coming mega-crisis and a template to help us see what changes we could make if
there were truly a new economy, a new social contract, a new American state.
For it is obvious to all those who take the time to look, that we are headed
into period of national freefall, when American society plunges head first,
into a dark abyss of uncertainty, as the old order passes away, and the New
World Order rushes in to fill the void.
are seeing the planned collapse of America, coming down the road we are on.
What are we going to do to get our nation off that highway to hell?
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